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CONTENTS 19 COUNTRIES. 8 HANDCRAFTED TRIPS. EXPERIENCE YOUR WORLD IN A WHOLE NEW LIGHT. Oberammergau 2020

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Pilgrimage to Poland Land of the Gods Great Italian Cities

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European Whirl

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It’s walking in the steps of Christ on a pilgrimage in the Old City of Jerusalem. You'll follow in the footsteps of those that shaped religion and culture, and find a sense of community in the sacred places you visit. It’s witnessing the soul-stirring Passion Play in Oberammergau, performed only once every decade. It's travelling to the home town of Pope John Paul II in Poland, visiting the birthplace of Jesus in Bethlehem and exploring the beginnings of the Renaissance in Florence. It might be just a minute, an hour, a day. We bring you those ‘pinch-me’ moments that will change the way you see the world forever. Join us, discover the real thing, and live The Good Life.

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OB ER A M M ERGAU 2020

T H E PA SSI O N P L AY Once a decade for locals, once a lifetime for travellers. Once a decade, in the town of Oberammergau, locals perform a dramatic re-enactment of the Passion Play. This experience displays a profound representation of faith and dedication to share the life of Christ through art. Devastated by the plague in 1634, the people of Oberammergau performed the first Passion Play as an expression of repentance, vowing that if they were spared, natives of the town would re-enact this moment every decade. Trafalgar guests have been part of this event for the past 50 years, since 1970. We now invite you to share this momentous experience with us in 2020. You will see the Passion Play, meet the people from the town, learn about their local culture and discover this picturesque region of Bavaria like only a local could. See more about our trips including Oberammergau on pages 10 to 20.

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8 DAYS | 1 COUNTRY | 11 MEALS | FROM US$1925pp*

2 THE RESILIENCE OF POLAND IS REVEALED ON THIS EXPLORATION OF A LAND MARRED BY WAR, BUT RESTORED WITH ENVIABLE VERVE. THIS SPIRITUAL PILGRIMAGE WILL TAKE YOU TO THE BIRTHPLACE OF POPE JOHN PAUL II.

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Warsaw, the Franciscan Monastery in Niepokalanow, Jasna Gora Monastery in Czestochowa, the Basilica Minor in Wadowice, the Mariacki Church and the Shrine of the Divine Mercy in Kraków, Auschwitz Concentration Camp, ascend the mountain by cable car and visit Jaszczurowka Chapel in Zakopane

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ARRIVE WARSAW (2 NIGHTS) Welcome to Warsaw, where you'll begin your pilgrimage. Join your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Leonardo Royal WARSAW SIGHTSEEING Embark on a sightseeing tour of the Old Town in the company of a Local Specialist who will reveal how the city has re-emerged following the devastation of WWII. See the Market Square and the Barbican, then visit the site of the Warsaw Ghetto. See St. James Church where Helena Kowalska prayed when she arrived into Warsaw, and the church in Źytnia Street, the Shrine of the Divine Mercy. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore the city on your terms. (BB)

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KRAKÓW SIGHTSEEING A leisurely start to your day could see you join an Optional Experience to the UNESCO-listed Wieliczka Salt Mine, often referred to as the Underground Salt Cathedral of Poland. Later, you'll embark on a walking tour of the medieval Old Town with a Local Specialist and visit the Market Square with its Cloth Hall, Town Hall Tower and Burgher Houses. Visit the Mariacki Church with its famous wooden altarpiece designed by Wit Stwosz, then view Wawel Castle. Visit Wawel Cathedral and spend some time in prayer at the tomb of St. Stanislaus, Patron Saint of Poland. The rest of the day is free. (BB) KRAKÓW – AUSCHWITZ EXCURSION The tragic stories of Auschwitz take centre stage today on your sombre visit to the former Polish concentration camp. Visit the Shrine of the Divine Mercy next, which houses the Saint's convent chapel and tomb. (BB)

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KRAKÓW – ZAKOPANE – KRAKÓW Venture to Zakopane, once a favourite retreat of Pope John Paul II. Our first stop is at the wooden Jaszczurowka Chapel and Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima in Krzeptowki. Ascend Gubalowka Mountain and admire the sweeping views of the Tatras before some lastminute shopping for arts and crafts made by the Highlanders (Gorale). Counting your blessings after a life-changing spiritual journey, join our fellow travel companions and ‘Connect With Locals' over dinner. (BB, FD, )

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DEPART KRAKÓW Say a fond do widzenia to your companions after a memorable pilgrimage. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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WARSAW – NIEPOKALANOW – CZESTOCHOWA Journey to Niepolalanow to pay your respects to St. Maximilian Kolbe, founder of one of the largest Franciscan Monasteries. End your day in Czestochowa, the spiritual capital of Poland and home of the Black Madonna. Later, you'll ‘Dive Into Culture’ and ) attend a moving Mass at Jasna Gora Monastery. (BB, D, Hotel: Mercure Czestochowa CZESTOCHOWA – WADOWICE – KRAKÓW (4 NIGHTS) We travel to Wadowice, best known as the birthplace of Karol Wojtyla who later became Pope John Paul II. Delve into the early life of the former Pope during a sightseeing tour of the city with a Local Specialist. Visit the Basilica Minor, where he was baptised and attended mass as a child. Then, see some of his family's possessions at his family home, turned museum. There's time for an exploration of the city on your own before travelling to Kraków. (BB, D) Hotel: Qubus

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Here’s just a sample of the many special handcrafted Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

CONNECT WITH LOCALS Enjoy delicious Polish cuisine with a local family in Kraków. (Day 7)

DIVE INTO CULTURE Attend mass at Jasna Gora Monastery. (Day 3)

MORE ABOUT YOUR * All prices are per person, twin share.

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Airport transfers: On arrival at Warsaw Airport transfers will operate at 10.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Kraków Airport at 07.30am and 10.30am.

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TAKE A PILGRIMAGE TO THE LAND WHERE IT ALL BEGAN, WALK WHERE JESUS WALKED, TAKE A CRUISE ON THE SEA OF GALILEE. VISIT THE OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM AND ENJOY SWEEPING VIEWS FROM THE MOUNT OF OLIVES, VISIT THE CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY IN BETHLEHEM. VISIT THE ANCIENT "ROSE RED" CITY OF PETRA, CARVED FROM MULTI-HUED ROCKS AND ADMIRE FORTRESSES FROM THE CRUSADE PERIOD.

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ARRIVE TEL AVIV Welcome to the modern, cosmopolitan city of Tel Aviv. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. This evening, meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Renaissance TEL AVIV – JAFFA – CAESAREA – MEGIDDO – MURHRAQA – SEA OF GALILEE (2 NIGHTS) Your day begins at the old port of Jaffa, where Jonah set sail before he was swallowed by the whale. Continue to Caesarea, an ancient port built by Herod the Great in the 1st century BC. Admire what remains of Herod's grandiose building works, then travel to Meggido, where Christians believe the Battle of Armageddon will take place. Your final stop today is Murhraqa on Mount Carmel where a 17th-century monastery marks where the prophet Elijah confronted the prophets of Baal. (BB, D) Hotel: Nof Ginossar SEA OF GALILEE – CAPERNAUM – TABGHA – MOUNT OF BEATITUDES Sail on the Sea of Galilee and visit the Jesus Boat before continuing to Capernaum to visit the 2nd-century synagogue. Stop at Tabgha to see the site where Jesus fed the five thousand with only five loaves of bread and two fish. Then, visit the Church of Multiplication with its 4th-century mosaic floor. Proceed to the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered his Sermon on the Mount. Return to your hotel later, stopping en route at Yardenti, the Baptismal site. (BB, D) NAZARETH – CANA – BEIT SHE’AN – JERUSALEM (4 NIGHTS) Our first stop today is the Church of the Annunciation, whose cupola overlooks the cave in which Archangel Gabriel appeared to Mary to share the blessing that she would conceive and give birth to the Son of God. Head for Cana next, where Jesus turned water into wine at a wedding feast. Stop at Gideon's Spring, where Gideon tested his army so he could decide who would join him in battle against the Midianites. Then, visit Beit She'an, one of the world's best-preserved Roman cities. Drive to Jerusalem later. (BB, D) Hotel: Mount Zion

YOUR HOLIDAY and King David, where you'll visit the Church of the Nativity, built over the cave thought to be the spot where Jesus was born. (BB, D)

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JERICHO – MASADA – THE DEAD SEA We drive to Jericho, traversing the Judean wilderness. Imagine the roar of trumpets and triumphant shouts that led Joshua's army to victory. Pass the Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered, then continue to the striking cliff top fortress of Masada. Ride by cable car to the ancient fortress where the Zealots made their last stand against the Romans. Explore the excavations of Herod's Palace with some free time later today to float in the Dead Sea. (BB, D) JERUSALEM – ALLENBY BRIDGE – BETHANY BEYOND THE JORDAN – AMMAN After breakfast, transfer to Allenby Bridge where you'll cross the border into Jordan. Visit Bethany beyond the Jordan to see the site where John the Baptist preached and Jesus was baptised. Continue to the white stone city of Amman. (BB, D) Hotel: Boulevard Arjaan by Rotana AMMAN – JERASH – PETRA (2 NIGHTS) Witness the once-illustrious past of Jerash during your visit to its 3rd-century ruins. Return to the seven hills of Amman and join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour. Walk through the impressive 6,000-seater Roman amphitheatre, built into the northern side of a hill that once served as a graveyard, and see Jabal al-Qala. Journey to Petra, where you'll ) dine at your hotel tonight. (BB, D, Hotel: Hyatt Zaman Hotel & Resort PETRA SIGHTSEEING The rose-red façades of Petra beckon today as we enjoy a full day to explore one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Carved into the sheer rock face over 2,000 years ago by Nabataeans, Petra was an important link in the Silk Road trade route. Enter the city through the Siq, a narrow gorge flanked on either side for over 1,200 metres by cliffs soaring 80 metres. Emerge from the path and see the magnificent 40-metre façade of the Treasury. (BB, D)

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OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM Walk in the footsteps of the prophets, disciples and kings as you embark on a walking tour of Jerusalem's Old Town. Ascend the Mount of Olives, then stroll through the Garden of Gethsemane. Our guide leads us into the Jewish Quarter, where we view the Western Wall with its prayer notes, and the Dome of the Rock located on Temple Mount. Connect with the city's ancient past and walk the Station of the Cross to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. (BB, D)

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PETRA – KERAK – MADABA – MT. NEBO – AMMAN Follow the King's Highway north, and visit the 12th-century Crusader fortress, Kerak, once used as a base to control Bedouin herders and trade routes. At Madaba's St. George's Church, view The Kings Way mosaic portrait of the Holy Land, the largest mosaic portrait in the world. Ascend Mount Nebo for your view of the Promised Land before returning to Amman for a Farewell Dinner at your hotel with your fellow pilgrims. (BB, FD) Hotel: Boulevard Arjaan by Rotana

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EIN KAREM – ISRAEL MUSEUM – BETHLEHEM Drive to Ein Karem to visit the Church of the Visitation. Next, you'll proceed to the Israel Museum to see the Dead Sea Scrolls and the miniature model of Jerusalem as it was during the second Temple period. Journey to Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus

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DEPART AMMAN Your spiritual journey through two holy lands comes to an end this morning. Transfers to Amman airport are available, conditions apply. (BB)

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Young traveller discount:

Multiple trip discount:

SAVE US$380

SAVE up to US$98

Past guests: Unlock VIP benefits

TRIP

Highlights

Here’s just a sample of the many special handcrafted Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Amman. (Day 9)

MORE ABOUT YOUR

Trip

* All prices are per person, twin share. Airport transfers: Complimentary transfers will be available for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying at a hotel booked by Trafalgar.

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13 DAYS | 4 COUNTRIES | 18 MEALS | FROM US$4525pp*

WITNESS THE GLORY AND GRACE OF GOD AS YOU EXPLORE SOME OF THE MOST IMPORTANT CHRISTIAN SITES IN THE WORLD AND WATCH THE POIGNANT PERFORMANCE OF CHRIST'S LIFE AND DEATH IN OBERAMMERGAU.

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ARRIVE ROME (3 NIGHTS) You're in for a bellissimo journey to the spectacular capitals of Italy and a Bavarian village that kept its 17th-century covenant with God. On arrival in Rome, spend the day at leisure before joining your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and orientation drive. (WR) ROME SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE We embark on an included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist at the Vatican Museums this morning. Here, we'll ‘Dive Into Culture' and pay tribute to the great men whose astonishing works were said to have been inspired by the divine. See Bramante's spiral staircase, the magnificent frescoed ceiling painted by Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel and his sorrowful Pietà during our visit to St. Peter's Basilica. Continue to Imperial Rome to visit the ancient Colosseum and Circus Maximus before ) a free afternoon at leisure. (BB, ROME AT LEISURE The narrow lanes and expansive piazze of Rome are yours to explore today. Consider an Optional Experience delving into the tragic history of Pompeii. (BB)

FLORENCE – EXCURSION TO PISA After free time in Florence, cross the fertile Arno Valley to Pisa and join a Local Specialist to visit the Square of Miracles, home to the incredible Leaning Tower and beautifully sculpted marble Cathedral. ‘Connect With Locals’ over dinner with Count Miari Fulcis on his 15th-century organic olive oil estate which has featured in many famous films. (BB, D, ) FLORENCE – BOLOGNA – VENICE (3 NIGHTS) Travel north to the medieval city of Bologna. Your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist includes views of the Kissing Towers which lean towards each other, seemingly poised to embrace. Then it's off to the romantic island city of Venice for an evening at leisure. (BB, DW) VENICE CANAL CRUISE AND ORIENTATION Savour the iconic and unexpected highlights of Venice as you cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square to admire the Bridge of Sighs, Palladian churches, Customs House, St. Mark's Basilica and the ornate Doge's Palace. ‘Dive Into Culture' and gain insights into the delicate Venetian art of glassblowing on Giudecca Island ) before a free afternoon. (BB,

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ROME – ASSISI – FLORENCE (3 NIGHTS) Journey north to the birthplace of St. Francis of Assisi where your Local Specialist will take you to the city's Basilica, the final resting place of this famous saint. Your final stop in Assisi is Giotto's enchanting frescoes before the journey continues through the scenic Tuscan countryside to Florence. (BB) FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE Enjoy a leisurely encounter with the artistic and architectural marvels of Florence during your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Visit the striking Piazza della Signoria, see the multi-coloured marble Duomo and Baptistery, then stroll over Ponte Vecchio. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure. (BB)

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SECRET VENICE WALKING TOUR AND VISIT TO THE RIALTO FOOD MARKET Sites made famous in poetry, song and prose are explored today during a leisurely stroll from our hotel along the canals to the famous Rialto Bridge where we will join a guided Small Group Sightseeing walking tour, which will bring all the flavours of Italy to life at a centuries-old food market. (BB, RM) VENICE – INNSBRUCK This morning say arrivederci to Italy as you cross the Brenner Pass into the Austrian Tirol. Stop in Innsbruck and see the Golden Roof. (BB) INNSBRUCK – OBERAMMERGAU (2 NIGHTS) After a leisurely start to your day, explore Innsbruck on your terms. Later, travel to the Bavarian town of Oberammergau where tomorrow devout villagers will perform their once-in-a-decade Passion Play. This evening dine at your hotel. (BB, D) OBERAMMERGAU (PASSION PLAY PERFORMANCE) Witness a Trafalgar Highlight and display of enduring faith – a performance that gives thanks to God's grace every ten years since 1634, when the villagers of Oberammergau pleaded to God to spare them from the ravages of the plague. Take your premium seats for this poignant performance depicting the life and death of Jesus Christ. Dine at a local restaurant this evening, before returning to your seat for the captivating second half of this performance as night falls. (BB, D) OBERAMMERGAU – DEPART MUNICH Say farewell to your fellow travellers at the end of a spiritual journey. Transfers are available to Munich Airport. Conditions apply. (BB)

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* All prices are per person, twin share. Oberammergau Accommodation: Trafalgar has secured hotel accommodation either in Oberammergau or close by in the picturesque villages of the Bavarian Alps. Please note that single and triple rooms are not available for the Oberammergau stay. Solo travellers and triple share guests will be matched and accommodated in a twin room with a fellow solo Trafalgar traveller, of the same gender, for the duration of the stay. Hotel Information: Final hotel accommodation will be confirmed in 2019. Airport Transfers: On arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Munich Airport at 9.30am.

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PRICE GUARANTEE On all 2020 Oberammergau trips Price PP Start Rome

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2020 DEPARTURES FR 08 MAY FR 15 MAY FR 22 MAY FR 29 MAY

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Single Supplement (add to price above): US$1320 p.p.

Your price includes an amount of US$1060 for the momentous Passion Play in Oberammergau. Young traveller discount:

SAVE US$340

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EARLY BIRD SAVINGS

Triple room discount:

SAVE US$10 p.p.

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US$352 p.p.

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Past guests: Unlock VIP benefits

Highlights

Here’s just a sample of the many special handcrafted Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

CONNECT WITH LOCALS Enjoy local Tuscan cuisine with Count Miari Fulcis on his 15th-century organic olive oil estate in the Tuscan hills, used as a location for many famous films like ‘Room with a View' and ‘Tea with Mussolini'. (Day 6)

DIVE INTO CULTURE Be inspired by the magnificence of Michelangelo at The Vatican Museums and enjoy an exclusive visit up the spiral staircase designed by the famous architect Donato Bramante in a part of the Vatican not open to the public. (Day 2) Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing on Giudecca Island, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craftsmen have perfected over the centuries. (Day 8)

Oberammergau

Since 1634, the tiny picturesque Bavarian village of Oberammergau has performed the Passion Play every ten years. This tragic and deeply moving chronicle depicts the Passion of Christ at the time of the crucifixion. The cast comprises local villagers exclusively and equals any professional production in both sheer spectacle and emotion; attracting visitors from around the world. It is an experience that will exceed every expectation. 11

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SIGHTSEEING

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ARRIVE MUNICH (2 NIGHTS) Willkommen in Munich, which launches your lyrical At Leisure sojourn through the Sound of Music and spiritual interlude in Oberammergau. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a memorable Welcome Reception. (WR) MUNICH ORIENTATION AND AT LEISURE Embark on a morning orientation tour past some of the city's most renowned sites, including the Opera House, Ludwigstrasse, Hofbräuhaus and Marienplatz. Spend the rest of the day and evening at leisure. Consider an Optional Experience to the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, the first of the Nazi camps established in Germany. (BB) MUNICH – NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE – OBERAMMERGAU (2 NIGHTS) Journey to shy King Ludwig II's Neuschwanstein Castle, then continue to Bavaria and the faithful village of Oberammergau. Here, locals have performed the Passion Play every decade since 1634 to fulfil their vow after the village was spared from the grip of the plague. Dine in your hotel this evening. (BB, D) OBERAMMERGAU (PASSION PLAY PERFORMANCE) Celebrate God's grace and give thanks as the Oberammergau villagers do in their dramatic depiction of the life and death of Jesus Christ. Take your premium seats for a poignant afternoon spent watching the Passion Play, witnessing first-hand the covenant that was made with God in the 17th century. Dine at a local restaurant this evening before taking your seat for the captivating second half of this performance as night falls. (BB, D) OBERAMMERGAU – BERCHTESGADEN – SALZBURG Continue to the foot of the Alps and visit the National Park of Berchtesgaden featuring soul-stirring mountain views. This evening, arrive in Salzburg. (BB, D) SALZBURG SIGHTSEEING – VILLACH Join your Local Specialist for a tour of the city's iconic highlights including Getreidegasse, the Salzburg Cathedral, Mozart's birthplace and many of the locations used in the film ‘The Sound of Music'. This afternoon travel to Villach where we will ‘Connect With Locals' and enjoy a Carinthian dinner with the Missionary Sisters of the Precious Blood in the Monastery of Kloster Wernberg. (BB, D, )

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VILLACH – PIBER STUD FARM – GRAZ – VIENNA (2 NIGHTS) ‘Dive Into Culture' during a visit to the Lipizzaner Stud farm at Piber and gain insights into the breeding of the Spanish Riding School's athletic white stallions. Later, stop in the town of Graz ) en route to Vienna. (BB,

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VIENNA SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE Enjoy an exclusive guided visit to the Habsburg royal collection of art at the Kunsthistorisches Museum prior to admission of the general public. ‘Dive Into Culture' and visit the Kunstkammer during this private insider visit. Later your Local Specialist will show you the city's major landmarks and palaces during your included sightseeing tour. The magic continues with a walking tour through the oldest parts of the city near ‘Am Hof’. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner. ) (BB, FD,

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DEPART VIENNA We say a fond farewell to newfound friends and the beauty of Vienna at the end of an unforgettable At Leisure experience. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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Your price includes an amount of US$620 for the momentous Passion Play in Oberammergau.

TRIP

Highlights

Here’s just a sample of the many special handcrafted Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

CONNECT WITH LOCALS You are taken on a tour of the Monastery of Kloster Wernberg, originally a castle, today home to around 60 Missionary Sisters of the Precious Blood with whom you'll enjoy a traditional Carinthian dinner. (Day 6)

DIVE INTO CULTURE

Oberammergau Since 1634, the tiny picturesque Bavarian village of Oberammergau has performed the Passion Play every ten years. This tragic and deeply moving chronicle depicts the Passion of Christ at the time of the crucifixion. The cast comprises local villagers exclusively and equals any professional production in both sheer spectacle and emotion; attracting visitors from around the world. It is an experience that will exceed every expectation.

Enjoy a visit to the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the largest art museum in Austria, to view the Royal Collection before the general public have access. (Day 8)

MORE ABOUT YOUR * All prices are per person, twin share.

Trip

Oberammergau Accommodation: Trafalgar has secured hotel accommodation either in Oberammergau or close by in the picturesque villages of the Bavarian Alps. Please note that single and triple rooms are not available for the Oberammergau stay. Solo travellers and triple share guests will be matched and accommodated in a twin room with a fellow solo Trafalgar traveller, of the same gender, for the duration of the stay. Hotel Information: Final hotel ac c ommodation will be c onfirmed in 2019. Airport transfers: On arrival at Munich Airport transfers will operate at 10am and 1pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Vienna Airport at 8am and 9.30am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver per person.

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CENTRAL EUROPE'S CAPITALS PUT ON A STATELY SHOW IN WHICH THE LEADS ARE PLAYED BY BOHEMIAN PRAGUE, THE BEAUTIFUL DANUBE AND THE TRAFALGAR HIGHLIGHT – A TESTAMENT OF GOD'S GRACE IN OBERAMMERGAU.

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VIEW the Marienplatz in Munich, St. Vitus Cathedral and the Old Town Square of Prague, the Imperial Boulevards of Vienna, Melk Abbey

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St. Stephen’s Basilica, Budapest

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ARRIVE MUNICH Munich is your launchpad to a journey through the capitals of Imperial Europe, which culminates in the dramatic depiction of Jesus Christ's life and death in Oberammergau. Spend time at leisure in the Bavarian capital, then join your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a city orientation tour. View the Marienplatz, the centre of Munich city life since the 12th century, and its enchanting Glockenspiel before a Welcome Reception. (WR)

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MUNICH – REGENSBURG – PRAGUE (2 NIGHTS) This morning visit Regensburg, an unspoilt medieval gem on your way to the Czech Republic. Cross the border to Prague, your home for the next two nights. (BB)

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PRAGUE SIGHTSEEING Delve into centuries of history as you join a Local Specialist for a guided sightseeing tour of Prague. View St. Vitus Cathedral in the grounds of the 1,000-year-old Prague Castle, then cross the river on your walking tour to the Old Town Square to see the Astronomical Clock. The afternoon is yours to experience the city on your terms. (BB)

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PRAGUE – BRATISLAVA – BUDAPEST (2 NIGHTS) We leave the beauty of Prague behind for the lush landscapes of Slovakia and its capital, Bratislava, with its eclectic Gothic, Baroque and Art Deco architecture. Crossing the border into Hungary, we arrive in Budapest, the Paris of the East. (BB)

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BUDAPEST SIGHTSEEING Admire the iconic and unexpected highlights of Budapest on a guided sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. See the famous Chain Bridge and the UNESCO-listed Castle Hill district. Visit Fisherman's Bastion and enjoy superb views across the imposing Parliament building and Danube below. Spend the rest of the day at leisure before joining the Schieszl family for a hearty Hungarian dinner. ‘Connect With Locals' and hear the story of their winery that once sheltered a Jewish friend who was fleeing Nazi persecution. (BB, D, )

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BUDAPEST – GYŐR – VIENNA (2 NIGHTS) Indulge in a leisurely start, then cross the hilly landscapes of Transdanubia en route to Győr. Here you'll explore the Baroque architecture and medieval atmosphere before arriving in Vienna for an evening at leisure. (BB)

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VIENNA SIGHTSEEING Explore the imperial splendour of Vienna at Hofburg Palace, the former winter residence of the Habsburg Dynasty – a Trafalgar Highlight during your guided sightseeing tour of Vienna with a Local Specialist. Admire the grand State Opera House and Ringstrasse. Then, see the ornate colourful roof of St. Stephen's Cathedral, before spending the afternoon at leisure. (BB)

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VIENNA – WACHAU VALLEY – SALZBURG SIGHTSEEING The enchanting landscapes of the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley provide a picturesque backdrop for our

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YOUR HOLIDAY leisurely drive to Salzburg. We see the Benedictine Melk Abbey perched on a rocky outcrop above the Danube. Arriving in Salzburg, we embark on a leisurely walking tour of its Old Town with a Local Specialist. Dine in your hotel this evening. (BB, D)

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SALZBURG – INNSBRUCK – OBERAMMERGAU (2 NIGHTS) Visit Innsbruck in the Austrian Tirol and see the Golden Roof. Later, travel to Oberammergau where tomorrow, villagers will keep their covenant with God and perform their Passion Play, as they have every ten years since 1634. Dine in your hotel this evening. (BB, D) OBERAMMERGAU (PASSION PLAY PERFORMANCE) Witness first-hand the enduring faith of this Bavarian village and the divine blessings of God that spared Oberammergau and its people from the ravages of the plague which swept Europe in the 17th century. Take your premium seats for a poignant afternoon spent watching the Passion Play, giving thanks to God for His grace and mercy. Dine at a local restaurant this evening before taking your seat for the captivating second half of this performance as night falls. (BB, D)

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OBERAMMERGAU – MUNICH Travel through alpine scenery back to Munich. This evening join your companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner to celebrate the end of your spiritual journey through central Europe. (BB, FD)

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DEPART MUNICH For now it's time to say a fond Auf Wiedersehen to Germany, your fellow travellers and Travel Director at the end of your exhilarating European experience. Transfers to Munich airport are available, conditions apply. (BB)

Oberammergau Since 1634, the tiny picturesque Bavarian village of Oberammergau has performed the Passion Play every ten years. This tragic and deeply moving chronicle depicts the Passion of Christ at the time of the crucifixion. The cast comprises local villagers exclusively and equals any professional production in both sheer spectacle and emotion; attracting visitors from around the world. It is an experience that will exceed every expectation.

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SAVE US$250

Multiple trip discount: SAVE up to US$64

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Triple room discount:

SAVE US$10 p.p.

SAVE

US$255 p.p.

TRIP

Past guests: Unlock VIP benefits

Highlights

Here’s just a sample of the many special handcrafted Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

CONNECT WITH LOCALS Join the Schieszl family for hearty Hungarian fare and the story of their winery, which doubled as a hiding place during WWII for a Jewish friend who was fleeing Nazi persecution. (Day 5)

MORE ABOUT YOUR

Trip

* All prices are per person, twin share. Oberammergau Ac c ommodation: CostSaver has secured hotel accommodation either in Oberammergau or close by in the picturesque villages of the Bavarian Alps. Please note that single and triple rooms are not available for the Oberammergau stay. Solo travellers and triple share guests will be matched and accommodated in a twin room with a fellow solo CostSaver traveller, of the same gender, for the duration of the stay. Hotel Information: Final hotel ac c ommodation will be confirmed in 2019. Airport transfers: On arrival at Munic h Airport transfers will operate at 10am and 1pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Munich Airport at 9.30am.

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CIRCLE NORTH, SOUTH, EAST AND WEST TO SEE MEDIEVAL ROTHENBURG, AND THE DEVOTION OF THE VILLAGERS OF OBERAMMERGAU AT THE REMARKABLE PASSION PLAY.

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ARRIVE FRANKFURT Welcome to Frankfurt. Meet your Travel Director this afternoon for an orientation of the medieval Römerplatz and dynamic financial district. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Reception with your fellow travellers, including a light meal and welcome drink. (WR) FRANKFURT – RHINE CRUISE – COLOGNE Board your leisurely cruise along the Rhine, stopping to ‘Connect With Locals' at a fairy-tale 13th-century castle perched high above the river valley. Continue to Cologne where you'll embark on an orientation of the city. (BB, L, D, ) COLOGNE – HAMELIN – HAMBURG Journey through the lush landscape of Lower Saxony, stopping in Hamelin, immortalised in the medieval tale of the Pied Piper. Continue to the international trade centre of Hamburg, where you'll join your Travel Director for an orientation tour of the city's iconic sights. Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring the city's seafaring heritage. (BB)

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BERLIN SIGHTSEEING ‘Dive Into Culture' and ascend the iconic Berlin TV Tower for 360° views of the city. You have some free time to explore the city at your leisure. (BB, )

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BERLIN – DRESDEN A short drive south brings us to Dresden, where we'll hear about the city's restoration following its devastation during World War II. See the Semper Opera, Zwinger Palace and fully reconstructed Frauenkirche. (BB)

Here’s just a sample of the many special handcrafted Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

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DRESDEN – MÖDLAREUTH – NUREMBERG Visit the village of Mödlareuth, which inherited the moniker of "Little Berlin" due to its wall separating 'east' and 'west'. This afternoon, arrive in the Bavarian city of Nuremberg, once the unofficial capital of the Holy Roman Empire. See the mighty castle ramparts and St. Sebald's Cathedral on your orientation tour of the city, then spend the rest of your evening at leisure. (BB)

CONNECT WITH LOCALS

OBERAMMERGAU (PASSION PLAY PERFORMANCE) Witness a Trafalgar Highlight and display of unwavering faith as you take your premium seat for a poignant afternoon spent watching the Passion Play. The villagers of Oberammergau give thanks to God for sparing them from the ravages of the plague in the 17th century. Their gratitude is reflected in this dramatic depiction of the life and death of Jesus Christ. Dine at a local restaurant this evening before returning to your seat for the captivating second half of this performance as night falls. (BB, D)

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OBERAMMERGAU – NEUSCHWANSTEIN – BLACK FOREST From the grace of God to the fairy tale land of King Ludwig II, we journey to Neuschwanstein castle. Continue through the hills and past lakes as you admire the scenery on your way to the Black Forest. (BB, D)

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BLACK FOREST – HEIDELBERG – FRANKFURT Witness the centuries-old craft of cuckoo clock making as you ‘Dive Into Culture' in Heidelberg. View the ruins of Heidelberg Castle, as well as the Baroque-style Old Town. Spend the rest of the afternoon finishing up some last-minute shopping before continuing to Frankfurt. Tonight we enjoy a Farewell Dinner with newfound friends. (BB, FD, ) DEPART FRANKFURT After breakfast, we say a fond farewell to Frankfurt after a memorable holiday. Transfers to Frankfurt Airport are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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HAMBURG – BERLIN SIGHTSEEING (2 NIGHTS) Cross the former ‘Iron Curtain' to Berlin. Join your Local Specialist to explore the iconic landmarks of a unified Berlin. See the neo-Renaissance Reichstag, Tiergarten, Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden Boulevard and Kurfürstendamm, renowned for its shopping and entertainment. Enjoy some time at leisure this afternoon. (BB)

NUREMBERG – ROTHENBURG – OBERAMMERGAU (2 NIGHTS) Embark on an orientation walk past the half-timbered houses of Rothenburg. Shop for wooden Christmas ornaments, before following parts of the Romantic Road to Oberammergau. Dine at your hotel tonight. (BB, D)

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Your price includes an amount of US$620 for the momentous Passion Play in Oberammergau.

TRIP

Highlights

Enjoy a banquet and stories of knights and feuding lords in a fairy-tale 13th-century castle perched high above the Rhine Valley. (Day 2)

DIVE INTO CULTURE

Oberammergau Since 1634, the tiny picturesque Bavarian village of Oberammergau has performed the Passion Play every ten years. This tragic and deeply moving chronicle depicts the Passion of Christ at the time of the crucifixion. The cast comprises local villagers exclusively and equals any professional production in both sheer spectacle and emotion; attracting visitors from around the world. It is an experience that will exceed every expectation.

Gain priority access to the Berlin TV Tower with fantastic 360° views of the city. (Day 5) Watch skilled craftsman capture the distinctive sound of the cuckoo demonstrating the centuries' old craft of clock making in the Black Forest. (Day 11)

MORE ABOUT YOUR * All pric es are per person, twin share.

Trip

Oberammergau Ac c ommodation: Trafalgar has sec ured hotel ac c ommodation either in Oberammergau or close by in the picturesque villages of the Bavarian Alps. Please note that single and triple rooms are not available for the Oberammergau stay. Solo travellers and triple share guests will be matched and accommodated in a twin room with a fellow solo Trafalgar traveller, of the same gender, for the duration of the stay. Hotel Information: Final hotel ac c ommodation will be c onfirmed in 2019. Airport transfers: On arrival at Frankfurt Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12noon and 2.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Frankfurt Airport at 8am and 10am.

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Dive Into Culture Connect With Locals

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COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS ON THIS POIGNANT SPIRITUAL SOJOURN TO OBERAMMERGAU, COMBINED WITH A EUROPEAN ADVENTURE, FROM AMSTERDAM AND THE RHINE TO PARIS AND THE MAGNIFICENT OPEN-AIR MUSEUM THAT IS ROME.

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CITY TOUR in Rome, Florence, Paris

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LONDON – EUROSTAR™ – BRUSSELS – AMSTERDAM A brief interlude with the British capital this morning sees us meet our Travel Director before travelling to London's St. Pancras International where we will board the Eurostar™ for a high-speed train journey to Brussels and a luxury coach journey to Amsterdam. Enjoy an orientation of this historic Dutch capital centre before joining your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception dinner cruise. (WR) AMSTERDAM – RHINE CRUISE – HEIDELBERG – RHINELAND Cruise along the Rhine past vineyard-clad hills to St. Goar. Explore the sights and Baroque façades of Heidelberg before travelling to your Rhineland hotel. (BB, D) RHINELAND – OBERAMMERGAU (PASSION PLAY PERFORMANCE) Journey to Oberammergau for a Trafalgar Highlight and display of unwavering faith – the Oberammergau Passion Play, which will be performed today as it has every ten years since 1634. Take your premium seats for this poignant performance, witnessing first-hand the covenant that the villagers made with God to spare them from the ravages of the plague and compelled them to honour His grace and mercy. Dine at a local restaurant this evening before returning to your seat for the continuation of the captivating depiction of the life and death of Jesus Christ as night falls. (BB, D) OBERAMMERGAU – VENICE Drive along the Brenner Pass into Italy and across the Dolomite Mountains to Venice. Here you will cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square before you ‘Dive Into Culture' during a visit to a traditional glassblowing workshop. Spend the ) afternoon at leisure. (BB,

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VENICE – ROME (2 NIGHTS) Travel south across the Veneto Plain, passing Bologna and the fields of Lazio before reaching Rome. (BB)

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ROME SIGHTSEEING Our first stop today sees us discover the divine beauty of the Vatican City. We'll visit St. Peter's Basilica with a Local Specialist to view Michelangelo's Renaissance masterpiece, the Pietà. We continue to ancient Rome to view the iconic Colosseum and Circus Maximus. The afternoon is yours to explore the city on your terms. (BB)

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ROME – FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING From Rome, we travel north through the rolling countryside of Tuscany and along the Arno valley to the Cradle of the Renaissance, Florence. Delve into the rich Medici heritage of this beautiful medieval city with your Local Specialist. This evening, ‘Connect With Locals' and sample home-grown Tuscan hospitality as you enjoy dinner with a local family on their private estate on the outskirts of Florence. (BB, D, )

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FLORENCE – LUCERNE (2 NIGHTS) Drive via the scenic Italian Lakes District, across the Alps into Switzerland, where we'll spend the next two nights in the medieval lakeside city of Lucerne. (BB, D)

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LUCERNE ORIENTATION This morning, view the mournful, mortally wounded lion hewn from rock to commemorate the Swiss Guards who lost their lives defending Louis XVI. Walk along the flower-lined 14th-century covered Chapel Bridge, crossing the River Reuss. We have some time later to discover the best Swiss chocolates in town. (BB)

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LUCERNE – PARIS (2 NIGHTS) Crossing the border into France this morning, we travel to the City of Light. Spend the evening at leisure or consider an Optional Experience to a colourful Parisian cabaret. (BB)

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PARIS SIGHTSEEING Join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of Paris. View the Champs Élysées, Place de la Concorde and the 19thcentury Arc de Triomphe. Our European Whirl and spiritual interlude almost at its end, we spend the evening with our fellow travellers, enjoying a Farewell Dinner in a local bistro. (BB, FD)

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PARIS – LONDON Departing mainland Europe, we venture past poignant World War I battlefields to the coast where we board a ferry to Dover and travel by coach on to London where our adventure comes to an end. (BB)

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TRIP

Highlights

Here’s just a sample of the many special handcrafted Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

CONNECT WITH LOCALS Join a local family who will host you at their private estate on the outskirts of Florence. Enjoy warm Italian hospitality and delicious homemade dishes prepared from local produce. (Day 7)

DIVE INTO CULTURE

Oberammergau Since 1634, the tiny picturesque Bavarian village of Oberammergau has performed the Passion Play every ten years. This tragic and deeply moving chronicle depicts the Passion of Christ at the time of the crucifixion. The cast comprises local villagers exclusively and equals any professional production in both sheer spectacle and emotion; attracting visitors from around the world. It is an experience that will exceed every expectation.

Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craftsmen have perfected over the centuries. (Day 4)

MORE ABOUT YOUR * All prices are per person, twin share.

Trip

Oberammergau Accommodation: Trafalgar has secured hotel accommodation either in Oberammergau or close by in the picturesque villages of the Bavarian Alps. Please note that single and triple rooms are not available for the Oberammergau stay. Solo travellers and triple share guests will be matched and accommodated in a twin room with a fellow solo Trafalgar traveller, of the same gender, for the duration of the stay. Hotel Information: Final hotel ac c ommodation will be c onfirmed in 2019. London Airport Transfers: Transfers available to purchase. Conditions apply.

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ARRIVE ZURICH Your spiritual pilgrimage to the heart of Europe begins in Zurich. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for an orientation of the city's iconic sights and a Welcome Reception. (WR) ZURICH – LIECHTENSTEIN – SALZBURG SIGHTSEEING Embark on a soul-stirring encounter with the valleys and lofty peaks of Liechtenstein, bound for Vaduz. Continue along the Alberg route into the Tyrol to our overnight stop in the Baroque city of Salzburg. Here, we will join a Local Specialist for a walking tour past iconic sights, including the house where Mozart once lived. (BB)

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SALZBURG – VIENNA (2 NIGHTS) Waltz through the scenic Austrian countryside of the Wachau Valley past Melk Abbey, perched atop its rocky bastion above the beautiful Danube. Our home for the next two nights is Vienna. (BB)

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VIENNA SIGHTSEEING Admire the grand boulevards and beautiful Gothic and Baroque façades on a guided sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Immerse yourself in the centuries-old history of 'Am Hof', before spending time at leisure. (BB)

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VIENNA – OBERAMMERGAU (2 NIGHTS) Travel into Bavarian Germany to Oberammergau for a Trafalgar Highlight – the Oberammergau Passion Play, which will be performed tomorrow as it has every ten years since 1634. Dine at your hotel this evening. (BB, D)

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OBERAMMERGAU (PASSION PLAY PERFORMANCE) Give thanks to God, as the Oberammergau villagers do in their dramatic depiction of the life and death of Jesus Christ. Take your premium seats for a poignant afternoon spent watching the Passion Play, witnessing first-hand the covenant that the villagers made with God in the 17th century to spare them from the plague. Dine at a local restaurant before watching the captivating second half of this performance as night falls. (BB, D)

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OBERAMMERGAU – ST. MORITZ Continue to Switzerland this morning and cross the enchanting Engadine Valley. You'll arrive later in the fashionable winter sports resort of St. Moritz. (BB)

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ST. MORITZ – THUSIS – BELLINZONA – STRESA – ZERMATT (2 NIGHTS) Traverse mountain landscapes to Thusis and follow the San Bernadino route to Bellinzona, famous for its three castles. Continue via Locarno to the shores of Lake Maggiore and explore the scenic town of Stresa. See the beautiful Borromean Islands as you head towards the Simplon Pass. This evening, enjoy dinner at your hotel in Zermatt. (BB, D)

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ZERMATT Spend a full day at leisure soaking up Zermatt's crisp mountain air and panoramic alpine vistas. (BB)

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ZERMATT – CHILLON – MONTREUX A drive through the Rhône Valley brings you to Lake Geneva, where you'll view Lord Byron's Castle of Chillon. Follow the shores of Lake Geneva round to Montreux. This evening, ‘Connect With Locals' over dinner at a family run winery overlooking Lake Geneva. (BB, D, )

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MONTREUX – BERNE – INTERLAKEN – LUCERNE ORIENTATION (2 NIGHTS) Travel via the laidback Swiss capital of Berne to Interlaken, set in the heart of Switzerland in the shadow of the mighty Jungfrau. Cross the Brünig Pass to the lakeside town of Lucerne, where you'll have an opportunity to visit the poignant Lion Monument. (BB)

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LUCERNE Snow-capped peaks surround you as you wander through the medieval streets of Lucerne. Spend a full free day exploring the Old Town, enjoy a leisurely Swiss lunch or consider an Optional Experience ascending a nearby mountain for panoramic views. This evening, toast to journey filled with hope, faith and blessings during your Farewell Dinner. (BB, FD)

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LUCERNE – DEPART ZURICH We say a fond farewell to our fellow travellers at the end of a moving journey. An airport transfer is available to Zurich Airport. Conditions apply. (BB)

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TRIP

Highlights

Here’s just a sample of the many special handcrafted Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

CONNECT WITH LOCALS The Bovy family open the doors to their 16th-century cellars, inviting you to walk among the huge oak barrels decorated with traditional Vaud region paintings and sculptures and sample some of their fine wines with a meal of delicious regional specialities. (Day 10)

Oberammergau Since 1634, the tiny picturesque Bavarian village of Oberammergau has performed the Passion Play every ten years. This tragic and deeply moving chronicle depicts the Passion of Christ at the time of the crucifixion. The cast comprises local villagers exclusively and equals any professional production in both sheer spectacle and emotion; attracting visitors from around the world. It is an experience that will exceed every expectation.

MORE ABOUT YOUR * All prices are per person, twin share.

Trip

Oberammergau Accommodation: Trafalgar has secured hotel accommodation either in Oberammergau or close by in the picturesque villages of the Bavarian Alps. Please note that single and triple rooms are not available for the Oberammergau stay. Solo travellers and triple share guests will be matched and accommodated in a twin room with a fellow solo Trafalgar traveller, of the same gender, for the duration of the stay. Hotel Information: Final hotel ac c ommodation will be c onfirmed in 2019. Airport transfers: Complimentary transfers will be provided on the first day of the trip. The return transfer will arrive at Zurich Airport on the last day of the trip at 8am from Lucerne.

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BOOKING CONDITIONS AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION Large print version is available at: trafalgar.com SUMMARY BOOKING AND CANCELLATION TERMS FOR HOLIDAYS EXCLUDING OBERAMMERGAU

GUIDED HOLIDAY Deposit Required Final Payment No of Days 45 days and over 44-22 days 21-8 days 7-1 days Departure Day/No show

AIR TICKETS $200 45 days Penalty Deposit 25% 30% 50% 100%

Deposit Required Final Payment No of Days 45 days and over 44-22 days 21-8 days 7-1 days Departure Day/No show

EXTRA ACCOMMODATIONS As per airline policy As per airline policy Penalty US$75 plus airline charges US$75 plus airline charges US$75 plus airline charges US$75 plus airline charges US$75 plus airline charges

Deposit Required No additional deposit required Final Payment In accordance with guided holiday No of Days Penalty 45 days and over US$35 44-22 days Higher of US$35 or 25% of accommodation price 21-8 days Higher of US$35 or 30% of accommodation price 7-1 days 100% of accommodation price Departure Day/No show 100% of accommodation price

CHARGABLE TRANSFERS Deposit Required Final Payment No of Days 45 days and over 44-22 days 21-8 days 7-1 days Departure Day/No show

No additional deposit required In accordance with guided holiday Penalty US$35 Higher of US$35 or 25% of transfer price Higher of US$35 or 30% of transfer price 100% of transfer price 100% of transfer price

SUMMARY BOOKING AND CANCELLATION TERMS FOR HOLIDAYS INCLUDING OBERAMMERGAU GUIDED HOLIDAY Reservations on or before 30 Sept ’19 Initial Deposit US$200 Second Deposit US$375 (30 Sept ‘19) Reservations after to 30 Sept ’19 Deposit required US$575

AIR TICKETS

EXTRA ACCOMMODATIONS

Reservations on or before to 30 Sept ’19 Deposit Required As per airline policy Final Payment

As per airline policy

Reservations after to 30 Sept ’19 Deposit required As per airline policy

Reservations on or before to 30 Sept ’19 Deposit Required No additional deposit required Final Payment

No additional deposit required

Reservations after to 30 Sept ’19 Deposit required No additional deposit required Final Payment In accordance with guided holiday (before departure) No of Days Penalty 170 days and over US$35 169 - 120 days US$35 119 - 46 days US$35

CHARGABLE TRANSFERS Reservations on or before to 30 Sept ’19 Deposit Required No additional deposit required Final Payment

No additional deposit required

Reservations after to 30 Sept ’19 Deposit required No additional deposit required Final Payment In accordance with guided holiday (before departure) No of Days Penalty 170 days and over US$35 169 - 120 days US$35 119 - 46 days US$35

Final Payment

90 days before departure

Final Payment (before departure)

As per airline policy

No of Days 170 days and over 169 - 120 days 119 - 46 days

Penalty Deposit US$350 US$575 100 % of Oberammergau supplement + 25% of land only price excl. Oberammergau 100 % of Oberammergau supplement + 30% of land only price excl. Oberammergau 100 % of Oberammergau supplement + 50% of land only price excl. Oberammergau 100 % of Oberammergau supplement + 100% of land only price excl. Oberammergau

No of Days 170 days and over 169 - 120 days 119 - 46 days

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US$75 plus airline charges

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US$75 plus airline charges

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YOUR GUIDED HOLIDAY BOOKING The Travel Corporation (2011) Pte Ltd is the ‘Sales Company’; Trafalgar Tours Limited is the ‘Operator’; collectively these companies are referred to as ‘Trafalgar’. Your agreement is with Trafalgar and a contract is formed when you make a reservation with us that we accept. Enrolment in and payment for a guided holiday shall constitute acceptance by the guest of the terms and conditions in this brochure. These cannot be varied except in writing by an officer of the Company. The invalidity of any provisions herein shall not affect the validity of any other provisions. The agreement shall be construed as though the invalid provision was not contained herein and was replaced with an enforceable provision as similar as possible to the original provision. Disclaimer Travel is personal and each individual’s goals and experiences may differ. Trafalgar will not be bound by, or liable for, any description, photograph, representation or warranty made by or provided by any independent third party sales representative, Travel Agent, or other person or entity relating to any holiday offered by Trafalgar. Departure Date The departure date is the date indicated on the booking confirmation. Security Security is a major concern to all of us and the situation globally is constantly changing. Events around the world, coupled with the “Travel Advisories” put out by various governments, may at times necessitate changes to the accommodations and itinerary or even trip cancellation. You must accept these risks involved in travel to any country that may experience security difficulties and accept responsibility for your own travel decisions. Oberammergau and Passion Play All Oberammergau inclusive holiday prices are indicative only and are subject to change including, but not limited to, hotels, meals, sightseeing inclusions, itineraries, transfers and transportation. Confirmed prices will not be available until 31 August 2019. All Oberammergau inclusive holiday deposits are non-refundable unless overall price increases by more than 15%, in which case guests are eligible to cancel without penalty. If the trip price decreases, guests will be entitled to the lower trip price. No Book Early savings nor any other discounts are applicable to the Oberammergau portion of the trip. Deposit protection guarantee is not available on trips including the Oberammergau. Trafalgar has secured hotel accommodation either in Oberammergau or close by in the picturesque villages of the Bavarian Alps. Please note that single and triple rooms are not available for the Oberammergau stay. Solo travellers and triple share guests will be matched and accommodated in a twin room with a fellow solo Trafalgar traveller (of the same gender) for the duration of the stay. All services in Oberammergau are provided by a local agent, and hotel details will be advised by the Travel Director during the trip. NOTE: Where Oberammergau specific terms and conditions conflict with those for holidays excluding Oberammergau the specific Oberammergau terms and conditions shall prevail. WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE GUIDED HOLIDAY PRICE Intra-trip Travel By private motorcoach, trains, cruises, ferries and intra-tour flights (see itineraries). Air Transportation Not included unless otherwise outlined in each itinerary page price panel. Guided Holiday By air-conditioned luxury motorcoaches. Please note on some regional holidays smaller motorcoaches without toilet facilities are used. If due to circumstances beyond our control motorcoaches are used otherwise than as advertised, a refund of $10 per person will be made. Toilets may be affected by higher altitude or extreme weather conditions such as freezing temperatures and for the comfort of those on board the motorcoach the toilets may have to be closed. In these circumstances, additional rest breaks will be incorporated into the itinerary. Hotel Accommodation Prices are per person, based on two persons sharing with private bath or shower. Triple rooms may be available on selected holidays in limited numbers. Triple rooms will often feature one foldaway bed plus one double bed. Three adults may find these rooms small and suitcase space slightly restricted. They are generally more suitable for two adults and one child. Every effort has been made to reserve two-bed rooms; however, on some occasions, rooms with one double bed may be the only choice available. These rooms will be allocated to single travellers and couples first; other rooms may feature a single bed and rollaway bed, murphy bed or sleeper sofa. A limited number of twin rooms are available with our Shared Rooming service. Trafalgar shall not be responsible or liable for any claims or issues arising out of the shared rooming. Special room requests (adjacent, connecting or lower-floor rooms, as examples) must be made at time of booking. Special room requests are not guaranteed and are based on availability at time of check-in. Many

hotels are 100% smoke-free, including all guest rooms, restaurants, lounges, meeting rooms and public spaces. Smoking in a non-smoking room may result in a fine. Substitute hotels may be used sometimes. We try to use hotels of similar standard. Hotel Frequent Traveller program points are not earned with hotels on Trafalgar holidays. Note hotel room sizes, standards, facilities and services provided may vary from country to country and region to region and are often local in style. Cruises Per person prices are based on two persons sharing a cabin with two berths, private shower and toilet. A limited number of single cabins are available at an extra cost. Free WiFi Internet Service Complimentary WiFi service is available in many Trafalgar hotel guestrooms and/or the public areas of most hotels. In most countries complimentary WiFi is also provided on-board the motorcoaches except in remote locations. The WiFi on the motorcoaches uses the mobile phone network and as a result the connection will be slower than standard broadband and at times may not be available. Audio and Video streaming is not available using motorcoach WiFi. Please note that it is not available on train trips, or when the main Trafalgar motorcoach is not being used, such as on transfer motorcoaches and other local services. For further information on which countries WiFi is offered in as well as daily data allowances please refer to the Trafalgar website trafalgar.com/wifi. Travel Director Guided holidays are conducted in English by a professional Travel Director. In the unlikely event that there are fifteen guests or less travelling on a departure, Trafalgar reserves the right to operate this departure on an individual basis with private transfers and individual arrangements. Please refer to the individual guided holiday. Itinerary extensions are operated on a locally hosted basis using regular English-speaking Local Host services. Meals Meals are included as detailed on itineraries. Sightseeing Experiences, entrance fees and an English-speaking Local Specialist (when required) are included as detailed in the itinerary pages. Transfers Between airports, hotels, railway stations and piers are included as indicated on each guided holiday itinerary. There will be no refund for missed or unused transfers. If you did not purchase your flights from Trafalgar, you will need to provide your arrival and departure flight information to Trafalgar at the time of booking. It is your responsibility to update Trafalgar with any changes to your flight schedule to ensure that you receive your transfers. Failure to do so may result in missing these services and no refund shall be due for missed arrival transfers resulting from missing or outdated flight information. Porterage Luggage handling of one suitcase per person, at each guided holiday hotel and porter service at airports for intra-air inclusive guided holidays, is included in the price. Motor coach Luggage Allowances: Due to limited coach capacity, a single bag is allowed with dimensions not exceeding 30”x18”x10” (76x46x25cm) and weight not exceeding 50 lbs./23kg. Carry-on/hand luggage is restricted to one piece per person, not exceeding 12”x11”x6” (30x28x14 cm) to fit under your coach seat or in the small overhead compartment. Carryons with telescopic handles and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartments or under seats and therefore, cannot be accepted as carry-on luggage. Carry-on/hand luggage handling is the responsibility of each guest and must be taken on and off the coach by you each day of the guided holiday. A charge of US$6/CA$6 or local currency equivalent per travelling day will be collected by the Travel Director if a second piece of luggage is permitted to be carried, or if suitcase exceeds weight or size limits. This is not assurance that luggage in excess of limits on size, weight and number of pieces will be permitted on the coach. Trafalgar and Trafalgar’s affiliated entities shall not be liable for loss or damage to luggage or any guest’s belongings. Guests should immediately report lost items to the Travel Director who will assist in completing a lost property form that can be used for an insurance claim. Trafalgar cannot assist in locating lost items after the guest disembarks or completes the Trafalgar holiday. Airline Luggage Allowances: Airlines may impose stricter weight and size limits for luggage and may also charge fees for checked luggage, including the first checked bag. Please check with your airline(s) directly or iflybags. com for their most current luggage regulations and related fees. Trafalgar is not responsible for additional fees imposed by air carriers regarding luggage. Tips/Gratuities Tips/gratuities are included for services on guided holiday, except to your Motorcoach Driver, Local Host, Local Specialists and Travel Director whose tips/gratuities should be extended on a voluntary, individual basis at the

end of your holiday. Included tips/gratuities cover all services provided by diningroom waiters, housekeeping staff and porters at hotels. Optional Prepaid Gratuities If you have prepaid your gratuities to your Travel Director and Driver, this will be detailed within your holiday documentation. Please note that prepaid gratuities cover only the land portion of your holiday itinerary. We offer this option on the majority of our holiday itineraries. Please check the holiday price panels for the applicable holidays where this option is available. NOT INCLUDED IN GUIDED HOLIDAY PRICE Any items and matters not referred to above, including, airfares to and from your destination, air-related taxes and fees (except where specified); additional fees charged by airlines such as checked and/or excess luggage, seat selections and any other services; passport and visa fees; insurances of all kinds; tips/gratuities to Travel Directors, Local Host, Local Specialists and Motorcoach Drivers; laundry; phone calls; minibar; beverages and meals not detailed in the itinerary; Optional Experiences; and all items of a personal nature. Additional taxes and surcharges may be collected by foreign governmental and non-governmental entities. The price does not cover costs and expenses, including your return home, if you leave the guided holiday whether of your own volition, our decision based on behaviour that disrupts the trip, due to illness, action by any government or other reason. This list is illustrative and not a complete list of every item not included. RESERVATIONS & PAYMENTS 1. Your guided holiday will be confirmed after receipt of a non-refundable, nontransferable deposit as detailed in the Summary Booking and Cancellation Terms table. We reserve the right to refuse a booking without giving any reason and shall in that event return any deposit received. If not received within 7 calendar days of booking, the reservation will automatically be cancelled. On certain departures, deposits may be required at time of booking to hold seats. 2. Air-inclusive bookings may require an additional non-refundable deposit or payment in full at the time of booking, see ‘Air Arrangements’ section below. 3. Final payment for your land reservation will be due prior to departure no later than as detailed in the Summary Booking and Cancellation Terms table. Payment in full will be required at time of booking for reservations made less than 45/90 days prior to the departure date. Deposit and final payment will be converted in the local currency where the booking is made. Conversion is based on prevailing exchange rate on payment date. Please check with your Travel Agent at the time of payment. Your Travel Agent shall hold all monies for each and every person named in the booking until the booking is confirmed. When confirmed, your travel agent shall provide those monies promptly to us. We are not liable for insolvency or other financial failures of travel agent should the monies due to us not be received. 4. Trafalgar reserves the right to cancel the reservation and impose cancellation charges if any payment is not received as detailed within the Summary Booking and Cancellation Terms table. Trafalgar will not be responsible for lost land and/or air reservations. 5. Credit Card Bookings: Trafalgar should be advised of your credit card number when making your reservation directly with us. For security purposes, we are required to collect the guest’s credit card billing address, card expiration date and the customer verification code every time a payment is applied. 6. Any special meal requirements, including allergies, must be provided at time of booking and are received on a REQUEST basis only. Trafalgar cannot assure special meal requests will be fulfilled and does not assume responsibility or liability if requests are not fulfilled. 7. Your Travel Agent shall hold all monies for each and every person named in the booking until the booking is confirmed at which time your Travel Agent shall provide those monies promptly to us. You consent to us depositing monies received by us as required by law. We will be entitled to keep interest earned on monies. You consent that all monies paid to us whether through your Travel Agent, by deposit or otherwise, may be disbursed by us as and when we see fit. Book Early/Early Bird Savings Not available on the Oberammergau of any trip. Savings are applied at the time of booking, or release of 2019 itineraries, whichever is later and apply to the LAND-only portion of holidays featuring the “Early Bird Savings” in the price panel, and require full payment by the applicable discount deadline dates (see “Ways to Save” section). If full payment is not received by the correct date - as stated on the invoice - the discount will be removed and the booking will be re-priced. These discounts are not valid on all itineraries or departure dates; do not apply to optional extensions, airfares, government taxes and fees, air flight supplements, extra nights’ accommodation, transfers or any cruise portion of a holiday. Normal cancellation penalties apply. This offer is subject to availability, applies to new bookings only and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. See the dates and rates section of the itinerary online at trafalgar.com for current availability.

Travel Documents Provided full payment has been received travel documents will be sent in electronic format no later than 21 days prior to departure. You may opt to receive hard copy documents in which case these will be sent to you approximately 21 days prior to the departure date. If final payment is not received when due, costs to courier documents will be the responsibility of the Travel Agent. If you are leaving home earlier, please ask your Travel Agent to request your travel documents well in advance. Please also make sure that you provide your Travel Agent with the flight details that are booked independently no less than 21 days prior to flight departure date. Passports, Visas and other Entry/Exit Requirements All guests including children must be in possession of a machine-readable passport valid for 6 months after their trip return date along with applicable visas. Please refer to “Passport and Visas” section. Due to government imposed security/immigration measures, passport and emergency contact information is required for all guests prior to the release of travel documents. It is the guest’s sole responsibility to secure and/or pay for any and all visas, affidavits, immunisations, etc. that are required to be permitted entry into each destination. In some countries you may be subject to entry (reciprocity) fees and/ or departure taxes/ exit fees which will be collected at the airports upon entry/ departure by local government authorities. Please note that entry to any country may be refused even if the required information and travel documents are complete. For up-to-date detailed information on travel documents and visas, entry/exit taxes and further information on entry and exit requirements please check with your Travel Agent or local consular services. Obtaining and carrying these documents is your sole responsibility. Trafalgar bears no responsibility for such information and will not be responsible for advising and/or obtaining required travel documentation for any guest, or for any delays, damages, and/ or losses including missed portions of your holiday related to improper documentation or government decisions about entry. BOOKING CHANGES, CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS Booking Changes A fee of $35 or more per person, per change plus any further cost we incur, will be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed. Costs and charges may increase closer to the departure date that changes are made. We will try to make your requested change but it may not be possible. A change of guided holiday date or itinerary within 45/90 days of departure date will be treated as a cancellation. Cancellation fees will apply except when the change is to an earlier departure date and the guided holiday price is equivalent or greater, in which case a $35 (or more) per person amendment fee will be charged. You must also pay any charges imposed by airlines for any changes, including name and date changes. This can be up to 100% of the value of the ticket. Names Changes A fee of $50 per person will be charged for name changes or name corrections together with any airline penalties and other cost or charges incurred. CANCELLATIONS AND CANCELLATION FEES Travel arrangements for any member of the party may be cancelled at any time by written notice by the person who made the booking. Please note the following: • If notice of cancellation is received by Trafalgar more than 90 days prior to the guided holiday departure date, deposit will be retained along with Trafalgar’s Cancellation Fee Waiver payment. • If full payment is not received 90 days prior to departure date, Trafalgar has the right to cancel your reservation. Trafalgar will not be responsible for lost reservations. • Notice of cancellation must be made in writing directly to Trafalgar or through your Travel Agent. Please also refer to Trafalgar’s Cancellation Fee Waiver payment. • If a person in a party cancels and there is a room change caused by this cancellation (such as a Twin to Single, or Triple to Twin), charges for the new room type will be the responsibility of the remaining party. 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additional change fees imposed by the Airline. Some airfares including published fares booked by Trafalgar are non-changeable and non-refundable. See ‘Air Cancellation’ Section. • Trafalgar is not responsible for other travel arrangements that you or your party has made outside Trafalgar and which are affected by our cancellations. If the reason for your cancellation is covered under your insurance, you may be able to reclaim these charges from your insurer. You or your Travel Agent are responsible to make the claim to your insurer. Illness or Absence Early return expenses are the guest’s responsibility. There is no refund for absence or early departure from a guided holiday, including but not limited to missed hotels, transfers, meals or sightseeing. Trafalgar urges you to purchase travel insurance to cover such circumstances. Trafalgar makes no representation or guarantees concerning reimbursement, scope of coverage, or other aspects of any travel insurance policy or claim. AIR ARRANGEMENTS Reservations/Ticketing If an air reservation is made by Trafalgar payment in full may be required for your airfare at the time of booking your flights in relation to your Trafalgar holiday to get you to/from your holiday destination. On receipt of full air payment your airfare, taxes and fuel surcharges are final. This will be regardless of future price fluctuations up or down. When booking a guided holiday including flights, you will be required, at the time of booking, to provide us the full name as detailed on the passport, passport number, date and place of issue for each guest. Changes to flight itineraries and name changes and/or corrections may either not be allowed or may result in penalties charged by the airline. These are the guest’s responsibility. Airlines (and other travel providers including Trafalgar) change prices and routes from time to time. All air routings are in the sole control of the airline and are subject to change at any time. Air Cancellation Cancellations incur a service fee of $75 per person, reduced to $35 if air ticket has not been issued prior to cancellation, plus any airline penalties. Airline imposed penalties may be up to 100% of the air ticket price. Published Fares, Priced Match Fares, Promo Fares and some other airfares booked are non-refundable. Airline Seating Seats are limited in our contracted class of service and may not be available on every flight. Trafalgar does not hold block space on any airline and does not assure seat availability for every single guided vacation departure date. Not all airlines offer pre-assigned seats. Some may charge for pre-assigned seats. Seat assignments are not guaranteed and are subject to change without notice due to a schedule change, equipment change or other unforeseen circumstances. Seating is solely under the airline’s control. Any additional charge imposed by airlines will be at guests’ expense. Where pre-assigned seats are not offered or different seats are desired, guests must contact airline(s) directly to arrange seating assignments as well as special meal requests. Trafalgar does not assure that these requests will be granted. Airline Availability Trafalgar reserves the right to offer alternative schedules for itineraries affected by airline schedule changes and equipment. Flight delays, flight cancellation and schedule changes are the responsibility of the airline. Trafalgar will not be responsible or liable for such delays or rescheduling. Airline Special Requests Seat assignment and special meal requests can be requested at time of booking. Trafalgar does not assure the request will be granted. Frequent Flyer miles can be accrued on most air carriers. Upgrades using mileage are not permitted. Many airlines do not automatically add frequent flyer numbers to records for flights booked and ticketed by Trafalgar. It is the guest’s responsibility to request frequent flyer credit from the airline. Trafalgar shall not be responsible for matters concerning frequent flyer miles. GENERAL INFORMATION & CONDITIONS Guided Holiday Prices Are based on costs, charges, tariffs, rates, prices, taxes, levies, exchange rates and other considerations as of the production date of this brochure (see back cover). All are subject to change. No surcharges regarding cost or currency fluctuations will be made to the LAND only price once the deposit is received. No refund will be made on account of reduction of any of the above. If the total guided holiday price increases by more than 10%, guests will have the option to cancel the guided holiday within 7 days of notification of the surcharge without penalty. All prices are in US Dollars unless specified. Other Fees and Taxes Taxes and fees are subject to change without notice and will be confirmed at time of booking. Any additional fees charged by the airlines such as luggage handling, seat selections, and/or any other services are the sole responsibility of the guest(s). Additional air-related restrictions apply. Guided Holiday Participation On all guided holidays children under 5 years of age are not eligible to travel. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult, who will be responsible for their welfare and supervision. Alcoholic beverages will not be served to guests under the legal age for alcohol consumption in the country being visited. Minors under age 18 travelling to certain foreign countries must be accompanied by both parents or have a notarized letter of consent signed by the parent(s) not travelling. Trafalgar is not responsible for any losses if you fail to have appropriate documentation. If the other parent is deceased or the child has only one legal parent, a notarized statement must be obtained as proof. Trafalgar seeks to provide a safe, enjoyable and memorable travel experience for all guests. Trafalgar welcomes guests with special needs or disabilities. Please note the following: - Guests must advise Trafalgar, at time of booking, of any physical, medical or other special needs that require accommodating. Trafalgar will make reasonable modifications to its policies, practices and procedures when necessary, unless doing so will fundamentally alter the nature of the services provided. - Guests must ensure they are medically and physically able to travel. - Trafalgar may impose safety requirements. Trafalgar may exclude an individual from participating in a guided holiday or an activity if the individual’s participation poses a threat to the health or safety of others. This decision, made solely by Trafalgar, to exclude an individual will be based on an individualised assessment based on reasonable judgment that relies on current medical evidence or on the best available objective evidence to determine the nature, duration and severity of the risk, the probability that potential injury will occur and whether reasonable modifications of policies, practices or procedures will mitigate the risk. No refunds will be given if the decision is made to exclude a guest. - Trafalgar does not provide personal devices (such as wheelchairs, hearing aids or prescription eye glasses) or services of a personal nature (such as eating, toileting or dressing). A traveller who requires services of a personal nature (eating, toileting or dressing, as examples) should strongly consider bringing a companion to provide such assistance and must understand that other travellers, Travel Directors and Trafalgar Staff will not be available for such purposes. - Regrettably, motorized scooters are not allowed on guided holidays. - Trafalgar does not employ medical personnel. Any necessary medical attention must be sought at a local facility, if available, at the guest’s expense. Trafalgar is not responsible or liable for losses or costs incurred due to unavailability of medical services, or medical services obtained while on holiday, or for the quality of the care or services received. Medical care in other countries is not always comparable to care that you may receive in your local area. You are encouraged to purchase medical insurance that will cover you while on holiday. Your regular health insurance benefits may not apply abroad. - In purchasing your holiday, you attest that you are physically fit for it. If you have concerns please request additional details about your journey from your Travel Agent or Trafalgar. - Some guided holidays include rough terrain, extensive walking over

cobblestone streets, uneven pavement, steps and/or locations which may not be easily accessible or accessible by wheelchair. During the guided holiday, Trafalgar may make arrangements with carriers, hotels and other independent suppliers to provide travel services. These parties are independent entities which Trafalgar does not control. Trafalgar cannot guarantee disability access or accommodations for guests travelling on international guided holidays. Many Optional Experiences are operated by independent third party suppliers, not Trafalgar. These are not part of the holiday package provided by us. Your contract will be with the operator of the experience. We are not responsible for providing of the experience, or anything that happens during the experience. Some experiences involve outdoor activities and/or can be physically demanding. You must make your own decisions about experiences and participate only in activities that suit your physical ability: we suggest that you speak with your medical provider if you have questions about your abilities. We recommend you check whether any insurance you have also includes your participation in adventure activities you may undertake. Trafalgar may, in its sole discretion, decline booking any guest or remove any guest who cannot comply or refuses to comply with Trafalgar’s terms and conditions. If this occurs, you are responsible for the cost of travel back to your hometown and Trafalgar shall not be liable for your losses and no refund shall be provided. Behaviour We are here to provide the best services possible but in doing so we will not tolerate abusive or aggressive behaviour from our guests. We will refuse to deal with and may terminate the holiday of guests who assault our Company Representatives or who are abusive or aggressive. When you make a booking, you accept responsibility for the proper conduct of all members of your party during your stay. We reserve the right at any time to terminate the travel arrangements and/or cease to deal with any party member(s) whose behaviour, in the reasonable opinion of us or our suppliers, may cause danger, upset, disruption or distress to anyone else or damage to property. Full cancellation charges will apply and no refund will be made. We shall have no obligation to pay compensation or meet any costs or expenses (including but not limited to alternative accommodation and return transportation arrangements) guest may incur as a result of the travel arrangements being terminated. If you damage the accommodation in which you are staying or any property, you must reimburse the accommodation provider or property owner concerned for the cost of the damage before the end of your stay if the cost has been established by then or as soon as it has been established if later. You must indemnify us for the full amount of any claim (also including legal costs) made against us. Criminal proceedings may be instigated. Trafalgar is not responsible for any costs incurred concerning a guest removed from a guided holiday or aircraft, ship or train. Guests agree not to hold Trafalgar or any of its related entities liable for any actions taken under these terms and conditions. Young Traveller Discount The Young Traveller must be under age 18 on the departure date to be eligible for the discount, and must be accompanied by an adult, sharing a twin room or triple room. Only one Young Traveller Discount per room are permitted. This discount can be combined with our ‘Book Together’ discount. The Young Traveller Discount may not be applicable on certain itineraries or regions and applies to the land only portion of a trip. Please see ‘Ways to Save’ for details. Itinerary Variations Trafalgar strives to improve guided holiday itineraries, services and features. If improvements can be made, or if circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary, we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. At certain peak periods multiple departures may operate, sometimes in reverse order; hotels may vary from those stated on the itinerary pages. On guided holidays which include cruises, the ship may be changed for operational reasons. Departures in early and late season are potentially operated in cool weather conditions. As a result, itinerary variations may occur. Certain activities may not be precisely as described or may not be available due to seasonality or weather conditions. We will try to notify you or your Travel Agent of changes. If your enjoyment may be diminished by such limitations, please check with us or your Travel Agent before making a reservation. Trafalgar’s ‘Be My Guest’ experiences are unique and take place in singular locations. In the unlikely event that our local hosts are unable to welcome Trafalgar guests, Trafalgar will attempt to find an alternate experience or a highlight meal will be provided in place of the ‘Be My Guest’ experience. Holidays & Changes During local or national holidays, certain facilities such as museums, sightseeing trips and shopping may be limited or unavailable. In such instances itinerary changes are made by Trafalgar seeking to reduce inconvenience to guests. Such changes are deemed not to be a major change to the itinerary, and no compensation will be payable to guests. Holidays, closing days and other circumstances may necessitate a change of the day of the week for scheduled regional meals, sightseeing or other activities. If you feel your enjoyment might be diminished by any of these circumstances please check with the respective national tourist office before selecting a specific departure date. Extended stays If you arranged with us to remain at a destination before or after your guided holiday, your stay will be at your sole expense as is the transfer to either the hotel or airport. Please see the ‘Extend your Holiday’ section for a list of pre- and post-guided holiday accommodation. Space is limited and if available is for up to three nights before and/or after each guided holiday. Breakfast and luggage handling is not included unless otherwise noted. Trafalgar does not provide complimentary transfers for guests booking pre-and post-night accommodations. However, inexpensive airport transfers can be purchased from Trafalgar. If your extra night accommodation is not the hotel where your guided holiday begins or ends, you will be responsible for your transfer arrangements at your own expense. For your comfort Trafalgar operates a daily seat rotation system and enforces a strict no smoking (including e-cigarettes) and no alcohol policy on board motorcoaches. Regular comfort stops are made on travelling days. Many hotels, restaurants, trains, cruises and other venues are 100% smoke free. Guided Holiday Cancellation Trafalgar reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any guided holiday departure in any circumstances, including in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. If cancellation is made by Trafalgar any time prior to the departure date of the guided holiday except when you failed to pay the final balance on time, Trafalgar will either refund the amount received for the guided holiday booking, or offer a comparable holiday if available. Trafalgar will refund any difference in price if the alternative is of a lower price however, the guest will be responsible for additional costs if the alternative is priced higher. Trafalgar is not responsible for other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations and is not liable for any cancellation penalties incurred on other travel arrangements including air tickets. Travel Insurance Trafalgar recommends that all guests purchase comprehensive Travel Insurance. Certain countries have a requirement for foreign visitors to have valid medical insurance on entry. Trafalgar cannot be held responsible for denied entry if a guest is unable to provide details to authorities of insurance or denial of entry for any reason. If you are booking your Trafalgar guided holiday through a travel agency, please ensure that your insurance covers insolvency of the travel agency you are booking through. Please note that your travel agent will ask for this confirmation and decision upon booking. Disclaimer of Warranties The Operator warrants only that the services shall be generally, though in view of the vagaries of travel, not necessarily precisely, as described, and subject to changes and the other terms and conditions herein. All other warranties, express and implied, including warranties of fitness for a specific purpose and merchantability are expressly excluded. There is no warranty that extends beyond the description of the face hereof.

RESPONSIBILITY Complete Agreement These booking conditions, together with the other terms incorporated into this contract referred to below, represent the entire agreement between the parties. Changes The Operator shall be responsible to the guest for supplying the services and accommodations described in this brochure, except where they cannot be supplied or the itinerary is changed due to delays or other causes of whatever kind or nature beyond the Operator’s control. In such circumstances, the Operator will seek to supply comparable services, accommodations and itineraries and there shall be no refund in these circumstances. Disclaimer of Liability Neither Trafalgar nor the Operator nor its agents or affiliated entities (“released parties”) shall be responsible or liable for cancellations, acts of other service providers, diversions or substitution of equipment or any act, variation, postponement, omission or default by air carriers, land carriers, hoteliers or hotels, transportation companies, or any other persons providing services or accommodations to guests including any results thereof, such as changes in services, accommodations or facilities. Nor shall they be liable for loss or damage to luggage or property, or for injury, illness or death, or for any damages or claims whatsoever arising from loss, negligence or delay from the act, error, omission default or negligence of any person not its direct employee or under its exclusive control, including any act, error, omission, default, or negligence of any country, government or governmental authority, officer or employee. The released parties shall not be liable for indirect, special or consequential damages. All luggage and personal effects are at all times and in all circumstances at the risk of the guided holiday participant. Trafalgar recommends that guest obtain luggage insurance. After return at the end of the guided holiday, if lost articles are found and returned to the owner, a service fee will be charged. The Travel Directors, carriers, hotels and other suppliers who provide services on guided holiday are independent contractors; they are not agents, employees or servants of the Operator or its associated companies. All certificates and other travel documents for services issued by the Operator are subject to the terms and conditions specified by the carriers and suppliers and to the laws of the countries in which the services are supplied. Carriage by sea is subject to the Carrier’s Conditions of Carriage which are expressly incorporated into this contract, copies of which are available upon request. The released parties are not responsible for any criminal or other conduct by third parties, whether criminal, intentional, grossly negligent, negligent or otherwise. Additional Risks Additional risks and dangers may arise including, but not limited to, hazards of travelling in undeveloped areas, hazards of travel by boat, train, automobile, aircraft and other means of conveyance, animal interactions, forces of nature, political unrest, other unrest, hazardous local customs and practices, differing levels of sanitation, differing standards of safety, risks associated with water, food, plants, insects and differing animal regulation, accident or illness in areas lacking means of rapid evacuation or medical facilities, and acts of national and local governments and unrest and acts of others against governments. These risks are not an exhaustive list but are examples of many kinds of risks. You are voluntarily participating in these activities with the knowledge that there are significant dangers involved, and you hereby agree to accept any and all risks. As lawful consideration for the agreement with Trafalgar to participate in such trips and activities you agree you will not make a claim against Trafalgar, its related companies or its personnel or sue for bodily injury, emotional trauma, death, property loss or damage or other loss, cost or expense, however caused, as a result of or related to your contracting for, travelling to or from, or in any and every other way participating in the trip. You release Trafalgar, its related companies and its personnel from any and all claims, known or unknown, arising from contracting for, travelling to or from, and in any and every way participating in a trip. This release of liability and assumption of risk agreement is entered into on behalf of you and all members of your family and party, also including minors accompanying you. This agreement also binds your heirs, legal representatives and assigns. Safety Where the guest occupies a motorcoach seat fitted with a safety belt, neither Trafalgar nor the Operator nor its agents or co-operating organisations or service providers will be liable for any injury, illness or death or for any loss or damages or claims whatsoever arising from any accident or incident, if the safety belt is not being worn at the time of such an accident or incident. This exclusion and limitation of liability shall not be used to imply that the Operator or its agents or affiliated entities are liable in other circumstances. International Treaties Transportation companies, airlines etc. are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time guests are not on board planes, transportation or conveyances. We rely on international convention which may apply to the services provided by us, our suppliers or agents with respect to any claim of any nature brought by you against us as a result of the provision of those services. International conventions which apply may include: Warsaw Convention 1929, (as amended by Hague Protocol and Montreal Protocol) in relation to air travel, or Montreal Convention; the Berne Convention for rail travel; Athens Convention 1974 for carriage by sea; the Geneva Convention for carriage by road and the Paris Convention 1962 for Hotels. We are to be regarded as having all the benefits of these conventions on limiting our liability in relation to any claim for death, injury, loss, damage and delay to guests and luggage. The Travel Corporation (2011) Pte Ltd’s Limited Role The Travel Corporation (2011) Pte Ltd is only responsible for the services of reservations and ticketing. It does not accept any responsibility or liability for any of the acts, omissions or defaults, whether negligent or otherwise, of any of the companies of the Trafalgar group of companies. All matters arising in relation to the services provided by The Travel Corporation (2011) Pte Ltd, but not in respect of other things, are subject to the law of Singapore. Errors and Omissions In the case of computer or human billing errors, we reserve the right to re-invoice participants with correct billing. Every effort is made to ensure brochure accuracy at the time of going to press; however, Trafalgar cannot be held responsible for printing or typographical errors, or errors arising from unforeseen circumstances. Moreover, photographs and descriptions of locations or attractions are merely representative of conditions that existed at time of brochure printing and conditions may not be the same at the time of your journey. The airline(s) featured or nominated in this brochure do not by virtue of their endorsement of this brochure commit or represent themselves either as contracting with any purchaser of a holiday from Trafalgar group or as having any other legal relationship with them. All bookings made with any provider of any transport, facilities, meals, other goods or of any services are subject to terms and conditions and exclusions and/or limitations of liability imposed by them in relation to matters not covered particularly and expressly by our agreement with Trafalgar. If you decide that you do not want to visit a country or part of a country you intended to visit because of any law, condition or requirement of any government or governmental authority, official, servant or agent, you are responsible for any costs, expenses, charges, fees, losses or damage incurred as a consequence and any cancellation or amendment fees. None of the companies in the Trafalgar group of companies, or any of their staff or agents, accept any responsibility or liability for your acts, omissions, defaults, conduct, state of health, condition or circumstances. COMPLAINT PROCEDURES & CONSUMER PROTECTION Complaint Procedure If you have a problem during your holiday please inform Trafalgar’s Travel Director/Local Representative immediately, who will try to make things right. If the matter was not resolved locally, please write to Trafalgar’s Guest Relations Department at the address below within sixty (60) days of the end of the Trafalgar holiday, as it is important that you provide us the information quickly. Please quote your booking reference number and all

relevant information. Failure to follow this procedure may delay or deny us the opportunity to investigate and rectify the problem, which may affect the way your complaint is dealt with and your rights under this contract. Data Protection To process your guided holiday booking, Trafalgar will need to use personal information for you and guests in your booking. Personal information may include each guest’s name, address, phone number, email address, passport number, and sensitive information such as health, medical, dietary, mobility, religious or other special requirements. This personal information may be passed on to other suppliers of your travel arrangements in addition to public authorities (such as customs and immigration), security and credit checking organisations, and otherwise as required by law. We may need to provide personal information to contractors who provide services to or for us (e.g. sending mail, providing marketing assistance, etc). This may involve sending personal information (including sensitive information) to other countries that may not afford the same level of protection of personal information. In making your booking, you consent to your personal data being passed to relevant third parties as set out above. We may also use the personal information you provide us to review and improve the guided holidays and services that we offer, and to contact you (by post or email) about other guided holidays and services offered by Trafalgar that you may be interested in. If you don’t want to receive this information or want a copy of the personal information we hold about you, write to us at: The Travel Corporation (2011) Pte Ltd, Customer Relations, 600 North Bridge Road, Parkview Square #06-06, Singapore 188778. Trafalgar may charge a fee for supplying you with this information as permitted by law. OTHER CONDITIONS Each guest is required to comply with the terms, conditions, requirements, laws, rules and/or regulations of any service provider, or any country or governmental authority, and shall be liable for any such non-compliance. We provide full financial protection for our package holidays. When you buy an ATOL protected air holiday package, flight and/or “flight plus” holiday from Trafalgar you will receive an ATOL certificate from us (or via our authorised agent through which you booked), confirming your protection under our Air Travel Organiser’s License number 10148. This lists what is financially protected, where you can get information on what this means for you and who to contact if things go wrong. We, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL Certificate, will provide you with the services listed on the ATOL Certificate (or a suitable alternative). In some cases, where neither we nor the supplier are able to do so for reasons of insolvency, an alternative ATOL holder may provide you with the services you have bought or a suitable alternative (at no extra cost to you). You agree to accept that in those circumstances the alternative ATOL holder will perform those obligations and you agree to pay any money outstanding to be paid by you under your contract to that alternative ATOL holder. However, you also agree that in some cases it will not be possible to appoint an alternative ATOL holder, in which case you will be entitled to make a claim under the ATOL scheme (or your credit card issuer where applicable). If we, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL certificate, are unable to provide the services listed (or a suitable alternative, through an alternative ATOL holder or otherwise) for reasons of insolvency, the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust may make a payment to (or confer a benefit on) you under the ATOL scheme. You agree that in return for such a payment or benefit you assign absolutely to those Trustees any claims which you have or may have arising out of or relating to the non-provision of the services, including any claim against us, the Travel Agent (or your credit card issuer where applicable). You also agree that any such claims may be re-assigned to another body, if that other body has paid sums you have claimed under the ATOL scheme. When you buy a package holiday that does not include a flight, protection is provided by way of a bond held by ABTA. ABTA STATEMENT We are a Member of ABTA, membership number Y181X. We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct. We can also offer you ABTA’s scheme for the resolution of disputes which is approved by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute. If we can’t resolve your complaint, go to abta.com to use ABTA’s simple procedure. Further information on the Code and ABTA’s assistance in resolving disputes can be found on abta.com. Booking Arrangements Your booking arrangements can be made through your Travel Agent or with us directly. When you make a booking you must be at least 18 years of age at the time of booking. You are guaranteeing that you understand and have the authority to accept and do accept on behalf of yourself and all members of your party the terms of these booking conditions. We will deal only with the lead booking name in all subsequent correspondence and dealings. You are responsible for making all payments due, ensuring the accuracy of all personal details and other information supplied in respect of yourself and your party, notifying us of any changes or cancellations and for receiving correspondence and keeping your party informed. Additional Optional Experiences With Trafalgar, you will enjoy many famous highlights as included features on your guided holiday, at no extra cost. An exciting array of additional Optional Experiences and Activities may be made available to further enhance your experience. These Experiences and Activities are optional, and are offered at special preferential prices. They can be booked only after you start your guided holiday, as many of them are carefully programmed to coincide with highlights available at the time of your visit. A detailed list and cost of these will be included in your travel documentation as well as available on the Trafalgar website. You can book and pay for them through your Travel Director, by cash or credit card. Optional Experiences may vary due to seasonal conditions and require minimum guest participation. Prices are subject to change without notice. Please also see the relevant section of "Guided Holiday Participation" regarding limitation (exclusion) of our liability for Optional Experiences operated by independent third party suppliers. THE TRAVEL CORPORATION (2011) PTE LTD 600 North Bridge Road, Parkview Square #06-06, Singapore 188778 Tour Operators: Trafalgar Tours Limited, Travel House, Rue du Manoir, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 2JH, Channel Islands The Trafalgar group of companies has Marketing/ Sales/Administrative offices/agents in: Australia, Canada, China, Guernsey, Hong Kong, India, Israel, United Kingdom, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand and the USA. For further information visit our website at: trafalgar.com This brochure supersedes any other prior brochure on the market. See back cover for brochure version and print date. Major Credit Cards Accepted

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US$2825 (per person twin share)

11 Nights accommodation 11 Buffet breakfasts 4 Three-course dinners Start: London - End: London

Day 1 London - Amsterdam This morning meet your Travel Director and travelling companions to board your CostSaver coach and set off from London. Admire the famous White Cliffs as you approach Dover where you board a ferry for the short Channel crossing to Calais in France. Drive through Belgium's Flanders fields into The Netherlands, renowned for tulips, clogs and windmills. Later arrive in Amsterdam, one of Europe's friendliest cities. Day 2 Amsterdam - Cologne - Rhineland Cross into Germany and view Cologne Cathedral, the tallest Roman Catholic cathedral in the world. In Boppard, embark on a scenic cruise down the River Rhine past terraced vineyards and towering castles. Finish the day at your hotel in the Rhineland. (BB, D) Day 3 Rhineland - Oberammergau (Passion Play Performance) This morning travel to the picturesque town of Oberammergau where the Passion Play will be performed. This afternoon take your premium seats for this unique and moving performance. Dine at a local restaurant this evening before experiencing the captivating second half of this unique event as night falls. (BB, D) Day 4 Oberammergau - Innsbruck - Venice Enjoy an exhilarating journey via Innsbruck and the Brenner Pass – one of the principal Alpine highways – to Italy. In the Byzantine city of Venice, cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square. Marvel at St. Mark's Basilica and the ornate Doge's Palace. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop and see a demonstration, then spend time discovering the delights of Venice. You might like to take a romantic ride in a gondola. (BB) Day 5 Venice - Rome (2 Nights) Traverse the Veneto plain and cross the dramatic Apennine Mountains into Tuscany. Continue through Umbria to Lazio and the capital, Rome. This evening take the opportunity to explore the city's beautiful squares and fountains and perhaps savour the local cuisine at one of the many restaurants. (BB) Day 6 Rome Sightseeing and Free Time Your Local Specialist brings Rome's rich history to life during your wonderful sightseeing tour. Visit St. Peter's Basilica, featuring magnificent works of art. Your trip continues across the Tiber to view the Colosseum and see the ancient sites of Rome. Spend the rest of the day as you wish. (BB) Day 7 Rome - Florence Drive north through Umbria into the rolling countryside of Tuscany. In the Renaissance city of Florence, enjoy spectacular views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo. Afterwards there is time to explore the Piazza della Signoria, the Duomo and Giotto's Bell Tower. Don't forget to shop for leather goods and 18-carat gold jewellery. (BB, D) KEY: FB Full Breakfast BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner

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Day 8 Florence – Lucerne Region (2 Nights) Cross the Apennines to the great northern plain and pass the city of Milan. Continue north to the Swiss border and follow the scenic St. Gotthard route to Lake Lucerne in the heart of Switzerland. The landscape is breathtaking. (BB) Day 9 Lucerne Orientation and Free Time Admire the sights of Lucerne during your morning orientation tour including views of the Chapel Bridge, the Jesuit Church and a visit to the Lion Monument, built to commemorate the Swiss Guards who died defending Louis XVI during the French Revolution. Spend free time shopping and perhaps take an Optional Experience up a mountain peak. (BB, D) Day 10 Lucerne Region – Paris (2 Nights) Journey into France and pass the Vosges Mountains. See the vineyards as you travel through the great wine region of Burgundy. Arrive later in the elegant capital, Paris. This evening you might like to take a tour of the city and see the dazzling illuminations. (BB) Day 11 Paris Orientation and Free Time See the sights during your orientation with views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. Afterwards there is time for you to explore on your own. Tonight is the last evening of your holiday so you might consider rounding off your trip with a famous Parisian cabaret show. (BB) Day 12 Paris – London Head north from Paris across WWI battlefields of the Somme to Calais and take the ferry to Dover. Arrive shortly afterwards in London, where you say farewell to your Travel Director and travelling companions at the end of an amazing holiday. (BB)

OBERAMMERGAU Since 1634, the tiny picturesque Bavarian village of Oberammergau has performed the Passion Play every ten years. This tragic and deeply moving chronicle depicts the Passion of Christ at the time of the crucifixion. The cast comprises local villagers exclusively and equals any professional production in both sheer spectacle and emotion; attracting visitors from around the world. It is an experience that will exceed every expectation.

PRICE GUARANTEE On all 2020 Oberammergau trips

2020 DEPARTURES WHEN YOU CAN GO Start

End

Twin*

MAY Wed 20 Sun 31 Wed 27 Sun 07

2850 2850

JUNE Wed 03 Wed 10 Wed 17 Wed 24

Sun 14 Sun 21 Sun 28 Sun 05

2850 2850 2850 2850

JULY Wed 01 Sun 12 Wed 08 Sun 19 Wed 15 Sun 26 Wed 22 Sun 02 Wed 29 Sun 09

2825 2825 2825 2825 2825

Start

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AUGUST Wed 05 Sun 16 Wed 12 Sun 23 Wed 19 Sun 30 Wed 26 Sun 06

2825 2825 2850 2850

SEPTEMBER Wed 02 Sun 13 Wed 09 Sun 20 Wed 16 Sun 27 Wed 23 Sun 04 Wed 30 Sun 11

2850 2850 2850 2850 2850

Single Supplement (add to price above): US$500 p.p.

Your price includes an amount of US$490 for the momentous Passion Play in Oberammergau.

YOUR SAVINGS AND DISCOUNTS Multiple Trip Discount Young Traveller Discount Triple Room Discount Past Guests Benefits

SAVE up to US$59 SAVE US$230 SAVE US$10 p.p. VIP Offers & SAVINGS

IMPORTANT INFO AND FINER DETAILS *All prices are per person, twin share. Oberammergau Accommodation: CostSaver has secured hotel accommodation either in Oberammergau or close by in the picturesque villages of the Bavarian Alps. Please note that single and triple rooms are not available for the Oberammergau stay. Solo travellers and triple share guests will be matched and accommodated in a twin room with a fellow solo CostSaver traveller, of the same gender, for the duration of the stay. Hotel Information: Final hotel accommodation will be confirmed in 2019. Airport Transfers: Transfers are available to purchase. Conditions apply.

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12 DAYS 9 COUNTRIES

US$236 PER DAY

European Experience with Oberammergau COSTSAVER EUROPEAN PANORAMA

YOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Dover See the White Cliffs • Amsterdam See the city centre • Cologne View the Gothic cathedral • Rhine Valley Cruise the Rhine • Oberammergau Premium tickets for the 2020 Passion Play • Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark's Square. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop • Rome Sightseeing with your Local Specialist. Visit St. Peter's Basilica. View the Colosseum and see the ancient sites

THE NETHERLANDS

ENGLAND

1

LONDON

AMSTERDAM

Dover FERRY

Calais

Boppard St Goar

• Florence Enjoy panoramic views from Piazzale Michelangelo. Admire Florentine leatherwork

GERMANY

Cologne

BELGIUM

RHINE CRUISE

1 RHINELAND

2

• Swiss Alps Picture-book scenery

PARIS

• Lucerne Visit the Lion Monument and Old Town

1 OBERAMMERGAU

• Paris Sightseeing includes views of Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower

AUSTRIA

Innsbruck

LUCERNE REGION 2

FRANCE

SWITZERLAND 1 VENICE

ITALY FLORENCE 1

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YOUR HOLIDAY ESSENTIALS

US$2175 (per person twin share)

10 Nights accommodation 10 Buffet breakfasts 4 Three-course dinners Start: Munich - End: Munich

Day 1 Arrive Munich Welcome to Munich, capital of Bavaria. After check-in, your afternoon begins with an orientation tour of this exciting city. See the Marienplatz, featuring the Glockenspiel clock and the Town Hall. This evening you might like to soak up the atmosphere with a stein of beer at one of the beer halls, for which Bavaria is world-renowned. (D) Day 2 Munich - Regensburg - Prague (2 Nights) Travel north to the UNESCO World Heritagelisted town of Regensburg, a medieval gem. Continue into the Czech Republic and its vibrant capital Prague. Experience this mustsee destination steeped in ancient and modern history. (BB, D) Day 3 Prague Sightseeing and Free Time Admire the sights of Prague with your Local Specialist who will share a superb account of the city's rich history. See St. Vitus Cathedral, which is set inside the 1,000- year-old Prague Castle. Your trip continues across the River Vltava into the cobblestoned Old Town Square, where you see the Astronomical Clock. Spend free time afterwards exploring this fascinating city on your own and shopping for beautiful Czech crystal. Later consider a cruise on the river and view the city from a different perspective. (BB) Day 4 Prague - Bratislava - Budapest (2 Nights) Journey through Moravia in the southern Czech Republic into Slovakia. Enjoy an orientation tour of the capital, Bratislava, which shows you the medieval town hall in the quaint Old Town area. Arrive later in Budapest, a romantic city which straddles the River Danube. This evening you might like to dine on board a cruise boat, while admiring Budapest from the water. (BB)

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Day 5 Budapest Sightseeing and Free Time Your Local Specialist shows you the sights of the twin cities of Buda and Pest including the Fisherman's Bastion, Heroes' Square and the Church of St. Matthias. Admire panoramic views of the city from Gellert Hill with free time afterwards to explore on your own. Perhaps take a trip to Szentendre or visit the Parliament building. (BB) Day 6 Budapest - Győr - Vienna (2 Nights) Cross the picturesque Transdanubia region dotted with orchards and vineyards. Visit the historical town of Győr, which dates back to Roman times and also has an abundance of medieval and Baroque charm. Later, head north into Austria and arrive in Vienna, a dynamic city with a splendid imperial heritage. (BB) Day 7 Vienna Sightseeing and Free Time The Hofburg, State Opera House, Imperial Boulevards, the impressive City Hall – your Local Specialist will show you all these landmarks and more during your sightseeing tour of this KEY:  FB Full Breakfast  BB Buffet Breakfast  L Lunch  D Dinner

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elegant city. Later in your free time, explore the pedestrian area around St. Stephen's Cathedral and the main shopping street, Kärntnerstrasse. You might also like to visit a traditional Viennese café and sample local pastries. This evening consider an Optional Experience to a local restaurant on the outskirts of Vienna for dinner. (BB) Day 8 Vienna – Salzburg Follow the Danube Valley past the impressive monastery at Melk. Continue west to the charming city of Salzburg, famous for its musical heritage, and wander through the Mirabell Gardens, which featured in the film ‘The Sound of Music'. Cross the bridge over the River Salzach and explore the Old Town, including the imposing Cathedral Square and Getreidegasse, a narrow street where Mozart was born in 1756. (BB, D) Day 9 Salzburg – Oberammergau (Passion Play Performance) This morning travel to the picturesque town of Oberammergau where the Passion Play will be performed. This afternoon take your premium seats for this unique and moving performance. Dine at a local restaurant this evening before experiencing the second half of this unique event as night falls. (BB, D) Day 10 Oberammergau – Munich Leave Oberammergau this morning and travel through Bavaria and back to its capital Munich. On arrival enjoy free time before reaching your hotel. This evening celebrate the end of this memorable trip with your Travel Director and fellow travellers with dinner at your hotel. (BB) Day 11 Depart Munich Say ‘Auf Wiedersehen' to your Travel Director and travelling companions as your memorable European holiday comes to an end. Transfers to Munich Airport are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

OBERAMMERGAU Since 1634, the tiny picturesque Bavarian village of Oberammergau has performed the Passion Play every ten years. This tragic and deeply moving chronicle depicts the Passion of Christ at the time of the crucifixion. The cast comprises local villagers exclusively and equals any professional production in both sheer spectacle and emotion; attracting visitors from around the world. It is an experience that will exceed every expectation.

PRICE GUARANTEE

MAY Fri 1 Fri 2

On all 2020 Oberammergau trips

2020 DEPARTURES WHEN YOU CAN GO Start

JUN Fri 1 Fri 2

Start

End

Twin*

End

Twin*

MAY Thu 14 Fri 15 Thu 21 Thu 28 Fri 29

Sun 24 Mon 25 Sun 31 Sun 07 Mon 08

2195 2195 2195 2195 2195

JUNE Thu 04 Thu 11 Fri 12 Thu 18 Thu 25 Fri 26 Thu 02 Thu 09

AUGUST Thu 06 Sun 16 Fri 07 Mon 17 Thu 13 Sun 23 Thu 20 Sun 30 Fri 21 Mon 31 Thu 27 Sun 06

2175 2175 2175 2175 2175 2175

Sun 14 Sun 21 Mon 22 Sun 28 Sun 05 Mon 06 Sun 12 Sun 19

2195 2195 2195 2195 2175 2175 2175 2175

SEPTEMBER Thu 03 Sun 13 Fri 04 Mon 14 Thu 10 Sun 20 Thu 17 Sun 27 Fri 18 Mon 28 Thu 24 Sun 04 Fri 25 Mon 05

2175 2195 2195 2195 2195 2175 2175

JULY Fri 10 Thu 16 Thu 23 Fri 24 Thu 30

Mon 20 Sun 26 Sun 02 Mon 03 Sun 09

2175 2175 2175 2175 2175

Single Supplement (add to price above): US$430 p.p.

Your price includes an amount of US$600 for the momentous Passion Play in Oberammergau.

YOUR SAVINGS AND DISCOUNTS Multiple Trip Discount Young Traveller Discount Triple Room Discount Past Guests Benefits

SAVE up to US$40 SAVE US$150 SAVE US$10 p.p. VIP Offers & SAVINGS

IMPORTANT INFO AND FINER DETAILS *All prices are per person, twin share. Oberammergau Accommodation: CostSaver has secured hotel accommodation either in Oberammergau or close by in the picturesque villages of the Bavarian Alps. Please note that single and triple rooms are not available for the Oberammergau stay. Solo travellers and triple share guests will be matched and accommodated in a twin room with a fellow solo CostSaver traveller, of the same gender, for the duration of the stay. Hotel Information: Final hotel accommodation will be confirmed in 2019. Airport transfers: On arrival at Munich Airport transfers will operate at 10am and 1pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Munich Airport at 9.30am.

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11 DAYS 5 COUNTRIES

US$198 PER DAY

Imperial Highlights with Oberammergau COSTSAVER REGIONAL

YOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Munich Orientation includes the Olympic Stadium and Marienplatz • Regensburg Orientation includes the old city walls • Prague Walking tour with a Local Specialist includes views of St. Vitus Cathedral and the Old Town Square

PRAGUE

2

• Bratislava Visit the capital of Slovakia • Budapest Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes Fisherman's Bastion, the Church of St. Matthias and Gellert Hill

GERMANY

CZECH REPUBLIC

• Győr Visit this historical town • Vienna Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes views of the State Opera House, Hofburg, Parliament and the Imperial Boulevards

Regensburg

• Oberammergau Premium tickets for the 2020 Passion Play

SLOVAKIA

VIENNA

• Salzburg Visit this charming city, the birthplace of Mozart

1

1

MUNICH

1

2

Bratislava

1 SALZBURG

OBERAMMERGAU

Győr

AUSTRIA

BUDAPEST

2

HUNGARY

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US$2425 (per person twin share)

9 Nights accommodation 9 Buffet breakfasts 4 Three-course dinners Start: Rome - End: Munich

Day 1 Arrive Rome (2 Nights) Welcome to Rome. After checking in, relax and unwind. Later meet with your Travel Director and fellow travellers. This evening consider a stroll around this fascinating ancient city and mingle with the locals in beautiful squares lined with stunning architecture. Day 2 Rome Sightseeing and Free Time Your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour with a visit to the Vatican City. Visit the awe-inspiring St. Peter's Basilica and view Michelangelo's statue, the Pietà. Don't miss the opportunity to join an Optional Experience to visit inside the famous Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums. View the mighty Colosseum and see the ancient sites of Rome. Afterwards enjoy free time to take in the sights or join an Optional Experience to explore the Pantheon and Piazza Navona. (BB) Day 3 Rome - Pisa - Florence (2 Nights) This morning leave Rome and head north towards Central Italy. Travel through picturesque scenery in Umbria and Tuscany before arriving in the town of Pisa. Visit the Square of Miracles featuring the Leaning Tower, Cathedral and Baptistery. There is time to shop for souvenirs and take pictures. Later arrive at your hotel near Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. (BB) Day 4 Florence Sightseeing and Free Time There are few cities in the world with an artistic legacy to equal that of Florence. Your Local Specialist gives a superb commentary of the city's history during your walking tour, which includes views of the Baptistery, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the impressive Giotto's Bell Tower and a visit to Piazza della Signoria. Experience a demonstration of fine leatherwork with time to explore on your own. Shop for high-quality leather and 18-carat gold jewellery for which Florence is renowned and don't forget to try the gelato. Later enjoy dinner at the hotel. (BB, D) Day 5 Florence - Verona - Venice (2 Nights) Your journey continues north across the dramatic Apennine Mountains to Verona, the home of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers. View the vast Roman Arena, where concerts are still held regularly each year and see Juliet's Balcony. Hear the story of the play which begins with a street brawl between Montague and Capulet servants who, like their masters, are sworn enemies. Head east to the magical, romantic city of Venice. (BB, D) Day 6 Venice Orientation and Free Time Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island. Then cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square in the heart of Venice. Admire the Bridge of Sighs, the ornate Doge's Palace and the Byzantine Basilica of St. Mark. Spend free time afterwards exploring this fascinating city or perhaps take a cruise across the lagoon to the island of Burano for a relaxing meal. (BB) KEY: FB Full Breakfast BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner

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Day 7 Venice – Innsbruck This morning enjoy spectacular scenery including driving the Brenner Pass which separates Italy from Austria. Arrive in the scenic town of Innsbruck – famous for hosting the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympic Games and enjoy free time to explore the sights including the Hofburg Palace and the Golden Roof. (BB) Day 8 Innsbruck – Oberammergau (2 Nights) Enjoy free time in Innsbruck where you can explore the city and discover its ties to the Winter Olympic Games. Later travel to the picturesque town of Oberammergau where the Passion Play will be performed tomorrow. This evening dine at your hotel. (BB, D) Day 9 Oberammergau (Passion Play Performance) Enjoy the unique atmosphere in town before taking your premium seat for an inspired and moving performance of the Passion Play this afternoon. Dine at a local restaurant this evening before experiencing the captivating second half of this unique event as night falls. (BB, D) Day 10 Oberammergau – Depart Munich It's farewell to your newfound friends at the end of your memorable holiday. Transfers are available to Munich Airport. Conditions apply. (BB)

OBERAMMERGAU Since 1634, the tiny picturesque Bavarian village of Oberammergau has performed the Passion Play every ten years. This tragic and deeply moving chronicle depicts the Passion of Christ at the time of the crucifixion. The cast comprises local villagers exclusively and equals any professional production in both sheer spectacle and emotion; attracting visitors from around the world. It is an experience that will exceed every expectation.

PRICE GUARANTEE On all 2020 Oberammergau trips

2020 DEPARTURES WHEN YOU CAN GO Start

End

Twin*

MAY Mon 11 Wed 20 Mon 18 Wed 27 Mon 25 Wed 03

2450 2450 2450

JUNE Mon 01 Mon 08 Mon 15 Mon 22 Mon 29

Wed 10 Wed 17 Wed 24 Wed 01 Wed 08

2450 2450 2450 2450 2450

JULY Mon 06 Wed 15 Mon 13 Wed 22

2425 2425

Start

End

Twin*

Mon 20 Wed 29 Mon 27 Wed 05

2425 2425

AUGUST Mon 03 Wed 12 Mon 10 Wed 19 Mon 17 Wed 26 Mon 24 Wed 02 Mon 31 Wed 09

2425 2425 2425 2425 2450

SEPTEMBER Mon 07 Wed 16 Mon 14 Wed 23 Mon 21 Wed 30

2450 2450 2450

Single Supplement (add to price above): US$320 p.p.

Your price includes an amount of US$970 for the momentous Passion Play in Oberammergau.

YOUR SAVINGS AND DISCOUNTS Multiple Trip Discount Young Traveller Discount Triple Room Discount Past Guests Benefits

SAVE up to US$37 SAVE US$140 SAVE US$10 p.p. VIP Offers & SAVINGS

IMPORTANT INFO AND FINER DETAILS *All prices are per person, twin share. Hotel Information: Final hotel accommodation will be confirmed in 2019. Oberammergau Accommodation: CostSaver has secured hotel accommodation either in Oberammergau or close by in the picturesque villages of the Bavarian Alps. Please note that single and triple rooms are not available for the Oberammergau stay. Solo travellers and triple share guests will be matched and accommodated in a twin room with a fellow solo CostSaver traveller, of the same gender, for the duration of the stay. Airport Transfers: On arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Munich Airport at 9.30am.

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J M M M M M

J M M M M


10 DAYS 4 COUNTRIES

US$243 PER DAY

Jewels of Italy with Oberammergau COSTSAVER REGIONAL

YOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Rome Sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist includes a visit to St. Peter's Basilica and views of the mighty Colosseum • Pisa Visit the Square of Miracles to view the Leaning Tower

GERMANY MUNICH

2 OBERAMMERGAU

• Florence Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes views of the Cathedral and Piazza della Signoria

AUSTRIA

1 INNSBRUCK

• Verona View the Roman Arena and Juliet's Balcony • Venice Cruise by private boat to St. Mark's Square. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island • Innsbruck View the famous Golden Roof and see the ski-jump

Verona

VENICE

2

• Oberammergau Premium Tickets for the 2020 Passion Play Pisa

2 FLORENCE

ITALY 2 ROME

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YOUR HOLIDAY ESSENTIALS

US$3344 (per person twin share)

11 Nights accommodation 11 Buffet breakfasts 3 Lunches 9 Three-course dinners

Day 1 Arrive Athens Welcome to Athens. After meeting with your Travel Director, you might like to explore the city. Tonight, join your fellow travellers for an included dinner at the hotel. (D) Hotel: Zafolia Day 2 Athens - Thessaloniki (3 Nights) This morning, we set off on our drive to Thessaloniki in northern Greece. Tonight dinner is offerered at the hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: City Hotel Day 3 Thessaloniki - Excursion to Kavala After breakfast, we enjoy a full-day excursion of Kavala, which occupies the ancient site of Philippi and Neapolis, a major archeological site near Krinides, where St. Paul and St. Silas were imprisoned after St. Paul's first sermon in what we today call Europe. We visit the Theatre, Forum, Acropolis and market square before returning to Thessaloniki. Dinner this evening will be at a local restaurant. (BB, D) Day 4 Thessaloniki Our sightseeing today takes us to St. George's Church, the Galerius Church, built to commemorate Galerius's victory over the Persians. We then visit St. Demitrius Basilica, often referred to as the most beautiful basilica in the city. It was here that the saint was imprisoned, tortured and buried. A visit to the Church of the Holy Apostles is also included. Later we continue to Berea where St. Paul and St. Silas departed after the accusations from the Jewish community. Dinner this evening will be at the hotel. (BB, D) Day 5 Thessaloniki - Kalambaka An early morning departure today as we drive along the beautiful Greek coastline and through valleys to Kalambaka and Meteora. We visit two of the incredible monasteries at Meteora, perched on giant rocks above the town to admire the beautiful Byzantine frescoes and the views. (BB, D) Hotel: Famissi Eden Day 6 Kalambaka - Delphi Our destination today is Delphi – located on the slope of the Holy Mountain of Parnassos, and surrounded by a forest of pine trees. Here lies the shrine of the god Apollo. We will visit the Temple of Apollo, the Museum and the Theatre. Tonight we dine at a local restaurant. (BB, D) Hotel: Nidimos Day 7 Delphi - Athens (2 Nights) We begin today with a brief visit to the medieval monastery of Osios Loukas and the Chapel of St. Barbara. Travelling via Corinth, where we visit the market place, the Temple of Apollo and the Corinth Museum. It was in Corinth that the Apostle Paul preached to the Corinthians. Crossing the Corinth Canal we continue to Athens. (BB) Hotel: Zafolia

KEY:  FB Full Breakfast  BB Buffet Breakfast  L Lunch  D Dinner

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Day 8 Athens Sightseeing and Free Time Today's morning sightseeing tour takes us to the Acropolis and the Parthenon. We will see the Agora, Acropolis Museum, Royal Palace, the Temple of Zeus, Hadrian's Arch, and the stadium built for the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 before free time at leisure. (BB) Day 9 Embark Cruise – Mykonos (3 Nights) Transfer to the port and cruise to stunning Mykonos. Spend time discovering this island paradise with its distinctive whitewashed houses and maze of narrow cobbled streets. (BB, L, D) Hotel: Cruise Ship Day 10 Kusadasi – At Sea – Patmos An early arrival this morning brings us to Kusadasi, Turkey. We take an excursion to Ephesus And The House Of The Virgin Mary. Visit the valley-side chapel said to be where the Virgin Mary spent her last days – officially sanctioned for pilgrimage by the Vatican. After, you'll see the excavation site of Ancient Ephesus, including where Mark Anthony and Cleopatra once rode. Then enjoy free time in Kusadasi. Continue your cruise to the island of Patmos. Here we visit Chora village and the monastery of St. John, where you'll view the monks' dining room and main church. We'll show you the museum and the Grotto and Monastery of the Apocalypse before driving back to Scala port, where you'll enjoy free time. (BB, L, D) Day 11 Heraklion – At Sea – Santorini Wake this morning in Heraklion on the island of Crete. Consider a possible visit to the Mionoan Palace of Knossos. Continue to spectacular volcanic island of Santorini, explore the town or consider joining an Optional Experience to Oia and Fira. (BB, L, D) Day 12 Disembark Cruise – Athens This morning, disembark from your cruise ship before bidding farewell to your companions after a memorable pilgrimage. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. Please ensure onward flights from Athens airport are scheduled after 11am on day of departure. (BB)

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BOOK Early 2019 DEPARTURES WHEN YOU CAN GO Start

End

Twin*

MAY Thu 02 Mon 13

3344

JUNE Thu 06 Mon 17 Thu 27 Mon 08

3344 3344

Start

End

Twin*

SEPTEMBER Thu 19 Mon 30

3344

Single Supplement (add to price above): US$490 p.p.

Port Taxes and Gratuities: The above trip price includes Mandatory Port Taxes and Gratuities of US$219

YOUR SAVINGS AND DISCOUNTS Multiple Trip Discount Young Traveller Discount Triple Room Discount Past Guests Benefits

SAVE up to US$78 SAVE US$310 SAVE US$90 p.p. VIP Offers & SAVINGS

IMPORTANT INFO AND FINER DETAILS *All prices are per person, twin share. Airport transfers: Complimentary transfers will be available for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying in an Athens hotel booked by Trafalgar.

TAILOR YOUR TRIP Check online for a range of crafted optional experiences to customise your trip: costsavertour.com/ tours/steps-of-st-paul

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12 DAYS 2 COUNTRIES

US$279 PER DAY

Steps of St. Paul COSTSAVER REGIONAL

YOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Kavala Visit the archaeological site where St Paul and St Silas were imprisoned

Kavala

THESSALONIKI

3

• Thessaloniki Sightseeing includes a visit to St Demitrius Basilica where St Paul was buried • Meteora Visit two of the incredible monasteries and admire the Byzantine frescoes

1 Kalambaka

• Delphi Visit Temple of Apollo, the museum and theatre • Corinth Visit the market place, Temple of Apollo and the Corinth Museum. See the Corinth Canal.

GREECE Delphi

TURKEY

1

• Athens Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Acropolis and Parthenon. See the Agora, Temple of Zeus and the stadium built for the first modern Olympic Games in 1896

ATHENS

2

1

Kusadasi

CRUISE

Mykonos

• Mykonos Visit the island with its distinctive whitewashed houses

Patmos

• Ephesus Visit the valley side chapel where it is said the Virgin Mary spent her last days, and visit the excavation site at ancient Ephesus

CRUISE

• Patmos Visit Chora Village and Monastery of St. John

Santorini

• Santorini Visit the spectacular volcanic island

CRETE

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US$2250 (per person twin share)

11 Nights accommodation 11 Buffet breakfasts 5 Three-course dinners Start: Venice - End: Rome

Day 1 Arrive Venice (2 Nights) Welcome to Venice. After meeting with your Travel Director, you may wish to explore the city. (D) Hotel: Best Western Plus Quid Day 2 Venice Sightseeing Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island. Then cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square in the heart of Venice. Admire the Bridge of Sighs, the ornate Doge's Palace and visit the Byzantine Basilica of St. Mark. Spend time afterwards exploring the city or perhaps take a cruise across the lagoon to the island of Burano for a relaxing meal amidst the backdrop of brightly coloured houses. (BB) Day 3 Venice - Padua - Florence (2 Nights) On arrival in Padua, our Local Specialist takes us to the Basilica of St. Anthony and shows us the tomb and relics of the patron saint of Lost and Found. After some free time for prayers, we cross the Apennine Mountains, arriving later in Florence. Relax at your hotel this evening. (BB) Hotel: Best Western Plus CHC Day 4 Florence Orientation and Free Time There are few cities in the world with an artistic legacy equal to that of Florence. Your Local Specialist shares a superb commentary of the city's history during your walking tour, which includes views of the Baptistery, see the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and the impressive Piazza della Signoria. Experience a demonstration of fine leatherwork with time to explore on your own. Shop for high-quality leather and 18-carat gold jewellery for which Florence is renowned and don't forget to try the gelato. (BB, D) Day 5 Florence - Siena - Assisi (2 Nights) Continue south to Siena, where we meet our Local Specialist for a walking tour of the city. Stroll through ancient cobbled streets to Piazza del Campo where the colourful Palio horse race takes place every year. Visit the Basilica of St. Dominic and learn about St. Catherine of Siena. Enjoy some free time before we continue to the mystical town of Assisi, built on the fertile slopes of Mount Subasio in Umbria, home to St. Francis and St. Clare. Relax at your hotel this evening. (BB, D) Hotel: Frate Sole Day 6 Assisi Sightseeing Your Local Specialist reveals a town that has changed little since the time of St. Francis, who was born here in 1182. We visit the Basilicas of St. Francis, St. Clare and St. Mary of the Angels and the Porziuncola. We then travel to the Carceri Hermitage where St. Francis came to pray and visit the Monastery of St. Damian. Later enjoy some free time in Assisi. (BB) Day 7 Assisi - Loreto - Lanciano - San Giovanni Rotondo (2 Nights) We visit the Loreto Sanctuary and the Holy House, one of the prominent Marian Shrines in the world. We continue to Lanciano, home of the Eucharistic Miracle, and visit the Church of KEY:  FB Full Breakfast  BB Buffet Breakfast  L Lunch  D Dinner

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St. Francis. Heading to San Giovanni Rotondo, home of St. Pio until his death. (BB, D) Hotel: Vittoria Day 8 San Giovanni Rotondo and Monte Sant’ Angelo After Mass this morning we join our Local Specialist this morning and visit the Santa Maria Della Grazie, the friary of Padre Pio which includes his confessional, cell and tomb. Later drive to see the shrine of Monte Sant' Angelo, one of the worlds most celebrated shrines and where St. Michael the Archangel appeared in 490, 492 and 1656. (BB) Day 9 San Giovanni Rotondo – Pietrelcina – Rome (3 Nights) We stop in Pietrelcina, birthplace of Padre Pio. Continuing onto Rome, where we enjoy dinner at our hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Ergife Palace Day 10 Rome – Papal Audience and Sightseeing This morning attend the Papal Audience (subject to availability) for a chance to see the Pope and receive the Papal Blessing. Later we visit St. Paul Outside the Walls, one of Rome's four major basilicas and also the burial site of St. Paul the Apostle, Next we visit St. John Lateran Basilica, built by Constantine the Great, and visit the Santa Scala (Holy Stairs) to see the 28 stairs which are traditionally ascended in a kneeling position with a prayer dedicated to Jesus Christ. Finally we visit St. Mary Major Basilica. (BB) Day 11 Rome Sightseeing Don't miss the opportunity to join an Optional Experience to the famous Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums. Later your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour starting with a visit to the Vatican City and the awe-inspiring St. Peter's Basilica to view Michelangelo's statue, the Pietà. Cross the Tiber to view the mighty Colosseum and see the ancient sites of Rome. This evening in Rome you might like to celebrate the end of your holiday in style. (BB)

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YOUR SAVINGS AND DISCOUNTS Multiple Trip Discount Young Traveller Discount Triple Room Discount Past Guests Benefits

SAVE up to US$56 SAVE US$220 SAVE US$50 p.p. VIP Offers & SAVINGS

IMPORTANT INFO AND FINER DETAILS *All prices are per person, twin share. Airport transfers: Transfers on arrival to Venice Marco Polo Airport will operate at 9.30am, 12noon and 2.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Rome Fiuminco Airport at 7am and 9.30am.

Day 12 Depart Rome Say goodbye to your companions after a memorable pilgrimage. Transfers to Rome Airport are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

TAILOR YOUR TRIP Check online for a range of crafted optional experiences to customise your trip: costsavertour.com/ tours/italys-pilgrim-trail

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12 DAYS 2 COUNTRIES

US$188

Italy’s Pilgrim Trail

PER DAY

COSTSAVER REGIONAL

YOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Venice Visit a glassblowing workshop and St. Mark's Basilica • Padua Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes a visit inside the Basilica of St. Anthony • Florence Sightseeing with your Local Specialist to see the Baptistry and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore • Siena Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes a visit to the Basilica of St. Dominic

VENICE

• Assisi Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes visit to St. Mary of the Angels, Basilicas of St. Francis and St. Clare, Monastery of Damian and Caceri Hermitage

2

Padua

• Loreto Visit the Sanctuary and Holy House • Lanciano Visit the Church of St. Francis

2 FLORENCE

• San Giovanni Rotondo Visit the Santa Maria della Grazie Church, Friary of Padre Pio, Padre Pio Pilgrimage church and the shrine at Monte Sant'Angelo on your sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist

Loreto

Siena

2

ASSISI

ITALY

• Pietrelcina Visit the town where Padre Pio was born

Lanciano

3 ROME

• Rome Attend Papal Audience (subject to availability. With your Local Specialist visit St. Paul Outside the Walls, St. John Lateran Basilica, Santa Scala, St. Mary Major Basilica, St. Peter's Basilica.

SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO

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Mont Sant’ Angelo

Pietrelcina

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US$1850 (per person twin share)

11 Nights accommodation 11 Buffet breakfasts 5 Three-course dinners Start: Barcelona - End: Lisbon

Day 1 Arrive Barcelona (2 Nights) Welcome to Barcelona. After meeting with your Travel Director, you might like to explore Spain's most cosmopolitan city. Tonight, join your fellow travellers for an included dinner at the hotel. (D) Hotel: FrontAir Congress Day 2 Barcelona Sightseeing and Free Time Your Local Specialist shows you the sights including the Ramblas, Plaza Catalunya and spectacular views of the city from Montjuïc. Visit inside Gaudi's Sagrada Familia. Enjoy free time to explore the city or join an Optional Experience to Montserrat. (BB) Day 3 Barcelona - Carcassonne This morning leave the bustling city of Barcelona and travel to the border with France. In the walled city of Carcassonne, our orientation will highlight the main attractions. The rest of the day is free for you to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the finest medieval and preserved cities in France. See the well-preserved ramparts, castle walls, and drawbridges dating from the Middle Ages. Relax at your hotel this evening. (BB, D) Hotel: Campanile La Cité Day 4 Carcassonne - Lourdes (2 Nights) Travel today to one of the world's most famous places of pilgrimage - Lourdes. Every year, millions visit the Grotto of Massabielle where, in 1858, the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to a local woman. Pilgrims can drink the water flowing from a spring in the grotto. Join the nightly Rosary and candlelight procession for a memorable experience. (BB) Hotel: Quality Christina Day 5 Lourdes Sightseeing and Free Time Today's guided walking tour with a Local Specialist includes a visit to the grotto where the Virgin Mary appeared to St. Bernadette in 1858, the shrine to Our Lady of Lourdes, the birthplace of Bernadette and her home. The afternoon is free to explore this little market town that became a world-renowned pilgrimage site during the 19th century. There is the chance to partake in the 11pm mass with other international pilgrims. (BB) Day 6 Lourdes - Burgos Cross back into Spain this morning and travel through the Basque region to Burgos. Visit this impressive city and its magnificent French Gothic Cathedral of St. Mary, where you will find the tomb of El Cid (Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar), the 11th century military commander. Tonight enjoy dinner at your hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Silken Gran Teatro Day 7 Burgos - Santiago de Compostela (2 Nights) Your journey today will follow part of the route taken by pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago, also known by the English name the ‘Way of St. James'. The aim of pilgrims is to walk to the shrine of the apostle St. James the Great, in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, north-western part of Spain. Many embark on this route as a spiritual journey. The KEY:  FB Full Breakfast  BB Buffet Breakfast  L Lunch  D Dinner

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walk between these two points normally takes pilgrims between two to three weeks to walk. On arrival in the city, a short orientation will show you the main sights before you check into your hotel. (BB) Hotel: Eurostars San Lázaro Day 8 Santiago de Compostela Sightseeing and Free Time After a relaxed start, we explore the city with a Local Specialist. Visit St James' Cathedral which is said to house the Apostle James' remains beneath the high altar. In the afternoon, you have free time or an opportunity to join an Optional Experience to Rias Baixas. In the evening we attend the Pilgrims Mass. (BB, D) Day 9 Santiago de Compostela – Fátima (2 Nights) Leave Spain this morning and travel into Portugal. A scenic drive through the magnificent Serra d'Aire Mountains bring you to the Shrine at Fatima, site of celebrated religious miracles made famous by the Virgin Mary's appearance to three shepherd children – Francisco, Jacinta and Lucia – on 13th May 1917. After a brief orientation, check into your hotel. Experience Mass at the shrine of Fatima. You will see the tombs of the visionaries, and the Chapel of the Apparitions. (BB) Hotel: Fatima Day 10 Fátima Free Time Why not join us for an Optional Experience to the Monastery of Batalha and Nazare. This afternoon there is time to explore on your own. (BB) Day 11 Fátima – Lisbon Sightseeing and Free Time Today travel to Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal. This great seafaring city is situated near where the Tagus River flows into the Atlantic Ocean. See the Hieronymite Monastery and the medieval quarter of the city before taking in views of the Belém Tower on an included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Enjoy time at leisure or perhaps join an Optional Experience to explore the famous golden triangle and visit the beautiful baroque palace of Queluz. Tonight, enjoy a final dinner with your travel companion at your hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Olaias Park

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Single Supplement (add to price above): US$440 p.p. Exceptions: 25 Jun 19 to 15 Oct 19: US$470 p.p.

YOUR SAVINGS AND DISCOUNTS Multiple Trip Discount Young Traveller Discount Triple Room Discount Past Guests Benefits

SAVE up to US$49 SAVE US$190 SAVE US$40 p.p. VIP Offers & SAVINGS

IMPORTANT INFO AND FINER DETAILS *All prices are per person, twin share. Airport transfers: Transfers on arrival to Barcelona Airport will operate at 9.30am, 12noon and 2.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Lisbon Airport at 7am and 9.30am.

Day 12 Depart Lisbon Say goodbye to your companions after a memorable pilgrimage. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

TAILOR YOUR TRIP Check online for a range of crafted optional experiences to customise your trip: costsavertour.com/ tours/days-of-devotion

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Days of Devotion COSTSAVER REGIONAL

YOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Barcelona Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes the Ramblas and views from Montjuïc. Visit inside Gaudi's Sagrada Familia • Carcassonne Orientation of this UNESCO World Heritage city • Lourdes With Local Specialist Visit the Grotto, join the nightly candlelight procession and celebrate mass

FRANCE

• Burgos Visit the magnificent French Gothic Cathedral of St. Mary • Santiago de Compostela Sightseeing with your Local Specialist to the main sites including the Cathedral. Attend Mass • Fátima Visit the celebrated Shrine and experience Mass there • Lisbon View Belém Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries on your sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist

2

LOURDES

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

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US$2025 (per person twin share)

10 Nights accommodation 10 Buffet breakfasts 4 Three-course dinners Start: Prague - End: Frankfurt

Day 1 Arrive Prague (2 Nights) Welcome to Prague. Enjoy some time to explore its cobblestone streets before joining your Travel Director and travel companions for an unforgettable Welcome Reception to kick of your holiday. (D) Hotel: International Day 2 Prague Sightseeing and Free Time Our Local Specialist will join us this morning for a visit to St Vitus Cathedral, set in the precincts of Prague Castle. See the 14th-century Charles Bridge before embarking on a walking tour focusing on the Czech Reformation movement. We'll see the Bethlehem Chapel where Jan Hus preached, and his memorial outside the Tyn Church in the Old Square with its Astronomical Clock. Spend free time this afternoon admiring the cityscape on your terms. (BB) Day 3 Prague - Dresden Travelling into Germany we arrive in the beautiful Baroque city of Dresden, also known as “Florence on the Elbe”. Join our Local Specialist and hear about the city's restoration as you amble through its charming streets to the Semper Opera, Zwinger Palace and fully reconstructed Frauenkirche, where J.S. Bach was the first to play on the Silberman organ when the church was originally built. (BB) Hotel: NH Neustadt Day 4 Dresden - Torgau - Wittenberg (2 Nights) A leisurely departure this morning brings us to Torgau, here at Hartenfels Castle we visit the castle chapel which was consecrated in 1544 by Martin Luther and is regarded as the first ever newly built Protestant Church. Later we arrive in Wittenberg, the home town of Martin Luther. (BB, D) Hotel: Luther Day 5 Wittenberg Sightseeing and Free Time Today we discover where Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church on 31 October 1517. Inside the church, visit the graves of Martin Luther and Phillip Melanchthon. We'll also visit Lutherhalle where he lived from 1508 and was joined by his wife Katharina in 1525. Our Local Specialist also takes us to Stadtkirche where Luther preached and is also where he married Katharina von Bora, and all their children were baptised there. (BB)

Day 7 Erfurt Sightseeing Its medieval city centre is one of the largest and best preserved in Germany. In his early years Martin Luther attended university in Erfurt, after he had taken a vow to become a monk, he entered the Augustinian Monastery and lived here for 6 years. Luther was ordained as a priest at the Cathedral in 1507 and also lived and worked in the city until 1511. We visit the Monastery with a Local Specialist. The city also has connections with Johann Wolfgang van Goeth, J.S. Bach. (BB) Day 8 Eisenach and Wartburg Castle Excursion Enjoy a relaxed excursion to Eisenach – one of the major Lutheran destinations dominated by the impressive Wartburg Castle. Luther spent time here during his childhood. With a Local Specialist we visit Luther House where he lived during this period, and also visit St. George's Church where he sang in the choir. We visit Wartburg Castle, which is one of the most important buildings in German history, and see the room where Martin Luther spent eleven weeks translating the New Testament. (BB) Day 9 Erfurt – Frankfurt (2 Nights) Old world charm and modern sophistication await in the vibrant city of Frankfurt, Join your Travel Director for an orientation drive through the city to admire its Gothic and Renaissance facades. (BB, D) Hotel: NH Bingen Day 10 Mainz and Worms Excursion During our sightseeing tour of Mainz this morning we see the Gutenburg Monument commemorating the German printing of the Bible before travelling to Worms. Martin Luther had challenged the entire Roman Catholic establishment by his refusal to recant the great doctrines of Protestantism. We see the symbolic Martin Luther Memorial near the town square, see the Cathedral and stop in the Heylshof Garden, where once the Bishops Palace stood, to see a plaque set into the ground marking the spot where Martin Luther stood before the Diet of Worms in 1521 and refused to recant his teachings. (BB) Day 11 Depart Frankfurt Say farewell this morning to our newfound friends. Transfers are available to Frankfurt Airport. Conditions apply. (BB)

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2019 DEPARTURES WHEN YOU CAN GO Start

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MAY Sun 12

Wed 22

SEPTEMBER Sun 01 Wed 11

Twin* 2025

Start

End

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OCTOBER Sun 20 Wed 30

2025

2025

Single Supplement (add to price above): US$380 p.p.

YOUR SAVINGS AND DISCOUNTS Multiple Trip Discount

SAVE up to US$51

Young Traveller Discount

SAVE US$200

Triple Room Discount

SAVE US$10 p.p.

Past Guests Benefits

VIP Offers & SAVINGS

IMPORTANT INFO AND FINER DETAILS *All prices are per person, twin share. Airport transfers: Transfers on arrival depart Prague Airport will operate at 11.00am, and 2.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Frankfurt Airport at 08.00am and 10.00am.

TAILOR YOUR TRIP Check online for a range of crafted optional experiences to customise your trip: costsavertour.com/ tours/reformation-path

Day 6 Wittenberg - Leipzig - Weimar Erfurt (3 Nights) Our Reformation journey continues to Leipzig where we join our Local Specialist for a tour of the city, home of the Leipzig Disputation which took place in 1519 and it was at St Thomas Church that Luther launched the Reformation in Leipzig with his Whit Sunday sermon on 25th May 1539. See the plaque in the church which commemorates this event. Continue to Weimar, here we see the Franciscan Monastery where Luther stayed and the Stadtkirche where he preached. Later, arrive in Erfurt, another city with close links to Martin Luther. (BB, D) Hotel: Best Western Erfurt-Apfelstaedt KEY:  FB Full Breakfast  BB Buffet Breakfast  L Lunch  D Dinner

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US$185 PER DAY

Reformation Path COSTSAVER REGIONAL

YOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Prague With your Local Specialist visit St Vitus Cathedral, see the Bethlehem Chapel • Dresden Sightseeing with your Local Specialist, see the Semper Opera, Zwinger Palace and Frauenkirche • Torgau Visit Hartenfels Castle Chapel • Wittenberg Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes a visit to the Castle Church to see the graves of Martin Luther and Phillip Melanchthon. Visit Lutherhalle and Stadtkirche

GERMANY Wartburg Castle

2

• Leipzig Sightseeing with your Local Specialist visit St Thomas Church

Torgau Leipzig

• Weimar See the Franciscan Monastery

Eisenach

• Erfurt Visit the Augustinian Monastery with a Local Specialist • Eisenach Sightseeing with your Local Specialist visit Luther House, St George's Church and Wartburg Castle

FRANKFURT

2

2 PRAGUE

Mainz

CZECH REPUBLIC

Worms

• Worms See the Martin Luther Memorial and visit Heylshof Garden

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DRESDEN

1

3

ERFURT Weimar

• Frankfurt Orientation tour with your Travel Director • Mainz See the Gutenberg Monument

WITTENBERG

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OBERAMMERGAU 2020 THE PASSION PLAY Once a decade for locals, once a lifetime for travellers.

Once a decade, in the town of Oberammergau, locals perform a dramatic re-enactment of the Passion Play. This experience displays a profound representation of faith and dedication to share the life of Christ through art. Devastated by the plague in 1634, the people of Oberammergau performed the first Passion Play as an expression of repentance, vowing that if they were spared, natives of the town would re-enact this moment every decade. From April to October 2020, we invite you to share this experience with us on a range of CostSaver trips. You will see the Passion Play, meet the people from the town, learn about their local culture and discover this picturesque region of Bavaria like only a local could. Book early to secure your seat and be assured of our price guarantee on all trips including Oberammergau 2020. See more about these trips on pages 12 to 16.

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