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SIMPLY THE BEST WAY TO TRAVEL AS THE LEADERS IN TRAVEL SINCE 1947, YOU ARE GUARANTEED TO UNCOVER THE REAL SOUL OF ITALY WITHOUT HAVING TO WORRY ABOUT A THING.

Real Connections No matter which trip you choose, you can be assured of a carefully handcrafted itinerary packed with unique Trafalgar highlights that will connect you to the real soul of Italy. You’ll see the iconic but also Connect With Locals who are proud to bring you into their homes, share their cultures and tell their tales. You’ll stay in places that are the fabric of the communities you visit and be connected to unique Hidden Gems thanks to the depth and knowledge of your Trafalgar team. Read more p.6

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HANDCRAFTED TRIPS

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Real Ease You choose the destination and your itinerary, and we take care of the rest. You will experience the real Italy without worrying about a thing. You’ll feel the freedom to just be, to be in the moment, to be truly connected. It’s Trafalgar’s 72 years of travel expertise, and the very best on-road teams that guarantees you will enjoy simply the best holiday.

AWARDS

THE WORLD LEADERS IN TRAVEL FOR 72 YEARS

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CONTINENTS

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MILLION HAPPY GUESTS & COUNTING

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Real Joy It might be a minute, an hour, a day; it’s that feeling of pure joy that’s found in a ‘pinch me’ moment you didn’t expect. With everything taken care of, you are free to live in the now and connect to the people, places and experiences in ways you could never imagine. But don’t take our word for it, take it from over 5 million past happy travellers from across the globe. Read more p.12

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Discover your magic moment. Is it when you sit back and let go, or when you connect and find familiarity in a foreign place? When you laugh and really let it out of your chest or when time freezes and you can just focus on what really matters? We give you the real thing, so you don’t have to worry about a thing. It’s the people and places we’ve known since 1947, with feedback from over 5 million guests like you, that fuels our relentless pursuit to seamlessly connect you to the places we go. We have carefully crafted unique holidays to enable you to experience the rich diversity of Italy, so you’re free to just be happy, inspired and in your moment. From the iconic to the unexpected, you’ll hear the secrets of experienced locals and connect with all the things you dreamt of, and all the things you’ve never even thought about. You’ll go beyond the ‘ready-made’ facade that everyone else sees. You’ll break bread with those who are part of the fabric of the rich local history, from learning how to make traditional pizza in Rome, to exploring a family’s castle in Florence, no experience is quite like the other. You won’t just leave footprints on the ground. Thanks to our JoinTrafalgar program, know that you are leaving a lasting legacy for the betterment of locals and the future of their communities. Good Times. Good People. Good Everything. Connect to the real Italy, and live your very own ‘pinch me’ moments in 2019.

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LA DOLCE VITA WE’LL CONNECT YOU TO THE REAL SOUL OF ITALY LIKE NO OTHER. LIVE LA DOLCE VITA AND WE’LL TAKE CARE OF EVERYTHING ELSE.

TRIP STYLE KEY Country Explorer Regional Explorer City Explorer At Leisure Family Experience Cruise or Rail Read more about our trip styles on page 14.

WHO WE ARE, WHAT WE DO Simply the Best way to Travel

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Real Connections

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Real Ease

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Real Joy

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Ways to Explore

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Ways to Save

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Family Values at the Heart

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Booking Conditions

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Extend in Italy

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TRIPS YOU’LL LOVE 19-53

ITALY Rome Explorer 8 days ������������������������������������������������������������������� 18

Gladiators, Gondolas and Gold 10 days ����������������������������������������������������������������� 30

Italian Glory 13 days ����������������������������������������������������������������� 42

Italian Holiday 7 days ������������������������������������������������������������������� 20

Great Italian Cities 10 days ����������������������������������������������������������������� 32

Best of Italy 13 days ����������������������������������������������������������������� 44

Rome and Tuscan Highlights 9 days ������������������������������������������������������������������� 22

Italian Discovery 10 days ����������������������������������������������������������������� 34

Southern Italy and Sicily 10 days ����������������������������������������������������������������� 46

Northern Italy incl. Cinque Terre 9 days ������������������������������������������������������������������� 24

Wonders of Italy 11 days ����������������������������������������������������������������� 36

Best of Italy and Sicily 15 days ����������������������������������������������������������������� 48

Best of the Italian Lakes 9 days ������������������������������������������������������������������� 26

Italy Bellissimo 11 days ����������������������������������������������������������������� 38

Grand Italian Experience 17 days ����������������������������������������������������������������� 50

Contrasts of Italy 10 days ����������������������������������������������������������������� 28

Italian Concerto 11 days ����������������������������������������������������������������� 40

Best of Italy and Greece with 4 day Aegean Cruise Option 10/14 days ������������������������������������������������������������ 52 5

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REAL CONNECTIONS FROM THE ICONIC TO THE UNEXPECTED, TRAFALGAR’S UNIQUE HIGHLIGHTS HAVE BEEN CAREFULLY CRAFTED FOR YOU.

You’ll meet the people, hear the sounds, taste the flavours and discover the indescribable thrill of connecting to something new that many other travellers may never have access to.

CONNECT WITH LOCALS

La Piratera, Lake Maggiore

The people you’ll meet It’s the people of the places we go that make the moments so special. You’ll meet local artisans, members of family run businesses, and through Trafalgar’s exclusive Be My Guest dining experiences held in a local’s home, you’ll feel connected to the real soul of Italy.

Castello del Trebbio, Florence Villa il Leccio, Florence

IC ON KEYS Here’s just a sample of the local places you’ll explore.

Keep an eye out for these unique Trafalgar experiences

Connect With Locals

Make A Difference

Dive Into Culture

Family Fun

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REAL CONNECTIONS

THE ICONS Juliet’s Balcony VERONA, ITALY

Feel the romance in the air as your Travel Director reveals the special secrets of Verona to you. You’ll connect to the tragic tale of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers at Juliet’s Balcony during a walking tour of the town and see the Roman Arena, still in use today. What trip?

Italian Holiday (p.20)

DIVE INTO CULTURE The things that you’ll do You’ll taste, touch, smell and see Italy in a way that you’ll remember and forever want to share. Brought to life through our passion for travel and destination expertise. You’ll get under the skin of the places you visit in a way that a guidebook or Google never could.

Here’s just one of the rich examples of what you can expect.

The things you’ll see A trip is not complete without ticking off the iconic. Thanks to our 72 years of expertise and local connections, you’ll see the icons in ways you may not have known existed. Whether it is jumping the queues with VIP Admission to the Vatican or discovering that perfect viewpoint of the Colosseum, you will not be disappointed.

Here is just one example of the many infamous places you’ll experience.

Chef Libero

FLORENCE, ITALY

Dive Into Culture and the real heart of Florence as our local friend, Chef Libero, takes you on an exclusive day out at a local food market in Florence. You’ll feel like a local amongst the colours and bustling market stalls heaving with fresh produce, Libero will join you for a memorable introduction into Italian tastes. Back at his villa, learn how to cook like only an Italian Nonna can, selecting your fresh produce from the market and preparing lunch which you will devour with delicious local wine. The Good Life? Indeed. What trip?

Rome & Tuscan Highlights (p.22)

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REAL CONNECTIONS

STAYS WITH STORIES

HIDDEN GEMS

The places you’ll stay

The secrets you’ll unlock

We go out of our way to hand select hotels for every trip, including our extra special overnights, that we call Stays With Stories. More than just a bed for the night, each of these has a story to share ‒ all organised by us, so you don’t have to worry about a thing.

Your passionate and connected Travel Directors will surprise you with local only secret spots that you would never have the chance to discover on your own.

Here is just one example of the many beautiful places you’ll stay.

Hotel Cenacolo ASSISI, ITALY

Built to welcome pilgrims visiting Assisi, Hotel Cenacolo is a fully renovated old Franciscan convent in nearby Santa Moria degli Angel. What trip?

We can’t tell you too much of what they are – that would ruin the moment, but here’s a secret share from one of our Travel Directors to give you a taste.

Patrizia In Florence, I take my guests to the back street called ‘Via de Neri’ to enjoy a delicacy of the area, the ‘porchetta’. It is roasted pork served in a sandwich and is a pleasure for all the senses. Travel with her:

Trips throughout Italy. Connect on Instagram:

@patrizia_trafalgar

Italy Bellissimo (p.38), Best of Italy (p.44)

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REAL CONNECTIONS

MAKE A DIFFERENCE Travel and be a force for good Travel today and you’ll sustain tomorrow. Your travels will make a difference globally, locally and individually. Look out for the Make A Difference icon on the itinerary pages to see the extra special included JoinTrafalgar experiences where you will be a force for good.

The extensive JoinTrafalgar program is powered by TreadRight, The Travel Corporation’s not-for-profit foundation. More information can be found on p. 17.

Castella of Trebbio FLORENCE, ITALY

You will step back in time during your visit to Castella of Trebbio, built as a small fortress in 1184 by the infamous Pazzi family. During this unique exclusive Be My Guest experience your host will share tales of the family’s history and the plot hatched in 1478 to conquer their enemies, Giuliano and Lorenzo de Medici. Your visit to this unique piece of local history enables the family to sustain and maintain their historical castle. The support of visitors like you lead to enhancements being made to the centuries old vineyard, so that it may undertake a conversion to embrace modern biodynamic agriculture. What trip?

Italian Concerto (p.40), Italian Glory (p.42)

FACT When you choose to travel by coach you are choosing a greener way to travel.

≈ 85% less CO2 (passenger/km) than car and air travel ≈ 40% less CO2 (passenger/km) than rail travel What trip? On all of our Trips 9

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REAL EASE TRAVEL WITH COMPLETE FREEDOM, NOT A CARE IN THE WORLD.

You choose the destination, and we take care of the rest. With 72 years experience and 80+ awards under our belt, you’ll travel without a care in the world. It’s the real thing, without worrying about a thing.

HANDCRAFTED FOR YOU

The best of the places you go Our handcrafted holiday itineraries with the very best included essentials ensure that you get the very best out of your Italian holiday.

Your Accommodation

Your Sightseeing

We take pride in selecting the best accommodation for every night of your trip that helps capture the real essence of Italy. From hotels with great locations, to our incredible Stays With Stories experiences dotted around the country, you can rest assured of it being the right choice.

You’ll get access to all the iconic sites, but when you travel with us we also take you beneath the surface, far beyond the guidebooks. You’ll unearth unique experiences through little included extras, only made possible by those in the know.

Your Meals You’ll start every morning with an included breakfast. And because we know that food and travel go hand-in-hand, we make sure you enjoy traditional local fare along your journey. Through included regional meals, exclusive Be My Guest and Connect With Locals experiences, we make sure you taste the unique flavours of Italy.

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Your Transport We get you there in style and comfort, with plenty of leg room, WiFi and air conditioning. No stress about unfamiliar traffic or road rules, put away the map, take in every second and just recline and relax.

Rome, Italy

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REAL EASE

MEET THE TEAM

We will take care of your every need Our guests are at the heart of everything we do. Your dedicated on-road team delivers heartfelt service every step of the way.

Your Travel Director Your Local Specialist Your hand-picked Local Specialists will take you deep into the heart of the destinations of Italy through real stories and experiences like no other. From their passion for their local spots, their insider knowledge and fun local tales they’ll fast track you to the real soul of La Bella Italia. It will only be hours before you are transformed into feeling like a local yourself.

Your Driver Thanks to your expert driver you’ll travel without having to focus on which direction you are heading. Just recline, relax and enjoy the picturesque vistas from the comfort of your window. We get you right to the doorstep of your accommodation, and pack and unload your bags too – that’s all just part of the service.

Your Travel Director will bring your trip to life, they are the ultimate local, creating an experience for you that is totally seamless. They are dedicated and passionate about fulfilling your individual travel dreams and know how to bring destinations to life through their magic and storytelling for you to enjoy.

Lisa

Paolo Larsen

Travelling through the region of Umbria, I like to talk about truffles. Umbria has an abundance of oaks and chestnuts where the black truffle is found. Naturally, when possible, I find a sample for my guests to try!

When in Burano, I organise a game with my guests that I call ‘match the colour’. Before the visit, I invite them all to wear something bright and once there, find the house that matches what they’re wearing. It allows guests to explore the town’s back streets and interact with locals!

Travel with her on:

Travel with him on:

Trips throughout Italy.

Trips throughout Italy.

Connect on Facebook:

Connect on Facebook:

Lisa B. Trafalgar

Paolo Trafalgar

TRAVEL DIRECTOR

TRAVEL DIRECTOR

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REAL JOY

YOU’LL UNLOCK THOSE SPECIAL MOMENTS WHERE YOU ARE SIMPLY FREE TO BE IN THE MOMENT AND FEEL PURE JOY. With everything taken care of, you are free to connect with your best self and revel in those special moments. Whether it is the wonder of seeing Venice for the first time, having the time to truly connect with your loved ones or the surprise from learning the richness of ‘la bella vita’, we are your champions of happy so you can just be. But don’t take our word for it, see what 5 million happy travellers before you have had to say in the stories and experiences they’ve shared.

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Venice, Italy

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R E A L J OY

5 MILLION HAPPY GUESTS AND COUNTING Smiles all around

Wondering what your travel experience will be like? Don’t take our word for it, see for yourself when you search #simplytrafalgar

@yahelymendoza Venice, Italy

Independently rated Because we believe so much in what we do, we invite every guest to share their honest reviews, 100% of which are published online, live and unedited for all to see. Here is just one example of our 40,000+ reviews via our third-party quality assurance partner Feefo.

@Katherine.crocker Assisi, Italy

The places we went were well chosen, with 3 or 4 special experiences that were highlights: dinner in a winery, at Machiavelli’s palace, lunch at an old castle, now open as a B&B. Elvira, our guide was excellent, very knowledgeable, preparing us well for what was next. Claudio, our bus driver, was very skillful. Our local guides were all very knowledgeable & friendly. I would definitely recommend Trafalgar to anyone! MARY, Wonders of Italy

@Katherine.crocker Pisa, Italy

@ebbabrasch Capri, Italy

Go to trafalgar.com/reviews to see more

See what is happening live: facebook.com/trafalgarTravel instagram.com/trafalgarTravel youtube.com/ trafalgarTravel

@thesparklingpalm Lake Maggiore, Italy

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WAYS TO EXPLORE WE’VE TAILORED OUR TRIPS TO UNIQUE TRAVEL STYLES, GIVING YOU A MORE PERSONALISED EXPERIENCE HOWEVER YOU CHOOSE TO EXPLORE.

Country Explorer

Regional Explorer

For: Those interested in unlocking the rich

For: Those who want to get to know one region

depth of just one destination. What you get? One country, done in depth. With less distance to cover, you’ll focus on exploring more of a single region – from The Icons to the Hidden Gems.

really well. What you get? You will get a real feel for the

diversity of the region without seeing the entire continent. You will connect to people, places and experiences, with just the right amount of cross-cultural immersion.

9 TRIPS, 7-17 DAYS

1 TRIP, 10 DAYS

City Explorer

At Leisure

For: Those who want to uncover the secrets

For: Those who want to see Italy at

of a city.

a slower pace.

What you get? Based in one city for your

What you get? With fewer stops but

entire stay, your Travel Director will unlock everything for you from The Icons to city secrets.

longer stays at each destination, you can lose yourself in the places you visit and enjoy even more spontaneous moments.

1 TRIP, 8 DAYS

6 TRIPS, 9-13 DAYS

Cruise or Rail

Family Experiences

For: Those who value the journey as much

For: Exclusive for families. What you get? Family-friendly

as the destination. What you get? Rail journeys, river cruises

and everything in between. These trips are all about sitting back to relax and enjoying the diversity of the ride.

experiences that aren’t crowded or clichéd. It’s the perfect mix of fun, hands-on and educational activities for both parents and children of all ages.

1 TRIP, 10 DAYS

1 TRIP, 10 DAYS

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BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE Deposit Protection If you’re forced to cancel your trip, you won’t lose your deposit. We’ll keep it for five years as a credit towards a future trip.

Gold Seal Protection Our Gold Seal Additional Protection gives you insurance while you’re away, including trip cancellation up to 30 days prior to travel or interruptions to your trip due to illness. See page 57.

WAYS TO SAVE

Year-round Savings We're dedicated to helping you plan and travel with ease and guarantee you the very best value. See our year-round special savings and offers to help you get on your way.

BOOK EARLY SAVE UP TO

A$600*

Pay in full by 31 January 2019 and save up to 10%.

BOOK AGAIN

VIP

BENEFIT SAVE UP TO

2.5%

Travel as a past guest and unlock exclusive offers with us. When you book two or more trips. The more you book, the more you save.

BOOK TOGETHER SAVE

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Book Early Discount Conditions: *Per person based on the Grand Italian Experience 20 Jun, 2019 departure. These Book Early/Early Bird savings apply to the land portion of selected holidays and departures. See itinerary pages. Can be combined with other discounts, where applicable. Pay your deposit when booking and the balance by the date shown. Offer is subject to availability, exclusions may apply and the offer may be withdrawn at any time without notice. See page 54 for full conditions. General Conditions: Discounts and savings only apply to the land portion of your holiday and may not be available on all trips and departures. Not applicable with the special solo single discount, extra nights’ accommodation, optional extensions, airfares, taxes and fees, flight supplements, surcharges and airport transfers. Sometimes more than one discount can apply. Past guest offers are only available after your initial trip is completed. Savings limited to one per trip and applied to the higher priced of two trips if you book two at once. Book two or more trips applies to holidays booked simultaneously, must be seven days or longer, savings are applied to the lowest price trip, not available on trips with cruises. Group savings are not available on our train holidays, also not available with our special solo single discount. Groups must be booked at the same time and on the same booking number. Family Discount for Young Travellers is limited to one discount per room (two for Family Experiences) when accompanying an adult. Young travellers must be aged 5 -17 at time of travel and discount is not available on trips with cruises. Triple rooms are suitable for two adults and one child (three adults may find rooms too small as they often have one double and one foldaway bed and limited suitcase space). Triple rooms are limited on cruises and not available on all trips. Quad rooms are available on our Family Experience holidays and are suitable for two adults and two children (both aged 17 or younger). Shared rooming will be accommodated in non-smoking twin rooms and is not applicable on our Family Experiences, Train holidays and Rome Explorer itineraries. Holidays have a limited number of single rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on our Family Experience holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. Deposit protection, travel credits can only be redeemed once per person and a limit of one trip credit applies. Does not apply if you previously received a full refund. We reserve the right to validate past booking status. If for any reason you do not travel, this credit remains for future use for five years.

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TRAVELLING

SOLO?

Everyone saves 5% when you travel in groups of 5 or more. On most trips for young travellers (5-17 years). For sharing in triple rooms or quad rooms on family trips. Travelling solo? To avoid any extra costs, we can pair you in a shared room with a fellow traveller of the same gender. On some trips and departures, single supplements are discounted.

EXCLUSIVE AIR DEALS With great fares with our airline partners getting to your holiday destination has never been more affordable. Visit trafalgar.com or contact your local travel agent.

DEFINITE DEPARTURES We guarantee our trips will depart (weather and other conditions dependent, of course) as soon as enough guests are booked. Look out for the green tick ü when browsing prices and dates on trafalgar.com.

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FAMILY VALUES AT THE HEART NO MATTER WHERE IN THE WORLD YOU TRAVEL, YOU CAN BE ASSURED THAT OUR FAMILY VALUES ARE AT THE HEART OF YOUR EXPERIENCE.

72 years young, Trafalgar is the founding travel brand of The Travel Corporation (TTC), the world’s leading travel company. A family business, in its fourth generation, I am humbled to continue this legacy as the CEO of Trafalgar. It all started a century ago when my grandfather, in a small hotel in South Africa, made a commitment to deliver exceptional service. This marked the beginning of our family motto: ‘in pursuit of excellence’. It is this very ethos which fuelled

my uncle Stanley Tollman, to take this humble beginning from a single small hotel and build the world’s largest privately-owned travel company. Today, Stanley Tollman remains the Chairman of Trafalgar and, in his 80’s, works every day to drive this brand to new heights. I am privileged to work alongside him and witness the unrelenting vision firsthand which ensures that each of our guests experience personal, honest and heartfelt service on and off trip.

From left to right: Gavin Tollman, Stanley Tollman, Brett Tollman and Michael Tollman

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It’s the founding philosophy of excellence that remains our guiding light and permeates everything we do. Trafalgar today is the most awarded travel brand, with 80+ awards. As I proudly look back on Trafalgar’s 72 year journey, I am excited as I can clearly see how the combination of our roots and our passion inspire us to challenge ourselves and continue to craft unique personal experiences for our guests; connecting them to a diverse view of the world. It’s the genuine care for our travellers, our teams and the places we visit that unites us to deliver simply the best holidays. In 2019 we will mark an important milestone, a decade of connecting travellers to the places we love through Trafalgar’s pioneering exclusive Be My Guest experiences. It was our belief, a decade ago, that ‘breaking bread’ with locals gave our guests a unique perspective of their culture and lifestyle. It’s these moments of connection where we are reminded of how

Trafalgar is an active partner and supporter of the TreadRight Foundation. An initiative supported by The Travel Corporation’s (TTC) family of brands, the Foundation is a not- for-profit organisation working to Make Travel Matter. The TreadRight mission is clear, to have a positive impact on the people and communities we visit, to protect wild and marine life, and to care for the planet we all call home.

we all share a common thread, and we gain perspective on how small this big world really is. And in doing so, we taste the real flavours and savour the very last drop. At TTC we take our responsibility and the privilege of being able to traverse continents, countries and communities personally. We want to ensure that we are crafting holidays for every place, taste and pace, with our family values at the heart of every experience. This care factor permeates everything we do: from not only looking after our guests but also looking after the planet.

JoinTrafalgar program to ensure we work collaboratively to Make Travel Matter. And so, from my family to yours, I hope you join us and I wish you happy travels full of joy, happiness & rich connections in 2019.

Gavin Tollman Trafalgar CEO

We are relentless in our consideration of how we can positively impact the places we visit. Trafalgar and our 30 sister brands, aim to not just tread light, but rather tread right. A decade ago my cousin Brett, TTC’s CEO, established the TreadRight Foundation to achieve this goal and a number of years ago, we started the

By providing grants to organisations that encourage sustainability, TreadRight hopes to maintain the natural attractions, unique heritages and native species across the world that define each region.

globally, TreadRight’s respect and care for our planet is far reaching. To date TreadRight has helped support some 50+ sustainable tourism projects worldwide with many more on the horizon.

From global initiatives such as a program to support artisanal enterprise, to a fund to save the Big Cats in Africa, through to local grass roots initiatives such as the ban of single-use plastics in TTC’s regional offices across all locations

Each time you choose to travel with Trafalgar or any of our TTC brands, you can rest assured you are Making your Travel Matter and supporting a change for good.

BRENDAN VACATIONS 17

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RO M E EX P LOR ER 8 DAYS | 2 COUNTRIES | 11 MEALS | FROM A$2475pp*

ENJOY A TASTE OF LA DOLCE VITA ON THE SPANISH STEPS, ADMIRE MICHELANGELO'S FRESCOED CEILING AT THE SISTINE CHAPEL AND ENJOY DINNER AMIDST THE ART, HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES OF THE VATICAN.

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VIP ADMISSION to the Vatican Museums

CITY TOUR in Rome Pompeii Optional Experience Available on Day 6

VISIT the Roman Catacombs, the

Pantheon, Piazza Navona, St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum and Villa d'Este Gardens at Tivoli

VIEW the Spanish Steps, Bernini's

Fountain of Four Rivers and the ancient sites of Rome including Circus Maximus

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ARRIVE ROME (7 NIGHTS) Delve into the enthralling culture and ancient heritage of the Eternal City of Rome, exploring the city at leisure before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception at a traditional Pizzeria this evening. (WR) Hotel: Cicerone ROME MARKET VISIT – COOKING EXPERIENCE AND ANCIENT ROME SIGHTSEEING 'Dive Into Culture' and into Rome's vibrant gourmet scene. Stroll through the Jewish Quarter and sample delicious specialities in its neighbourhood bakeries, before arriving at Fooxia for a cooking lesson with a professional chef. Learn the art of making authentic pasta like only an Italian mamma can and sample your successes afterwards. Your appetite appeased, venture to Ancient Rome with a Local Specialist to visit the impressive Colosseum and see Circus Maximus, where exhilarating chariot races were once hosted. (BB, L,  ) ROME CITY HIGHLIGHTS WALKING TOUR AND CATACOMBS VISIT Set your watch to Italian time, enjoying a leisurely start to your day before joining a walking tour with a Local Specialist through Rome. Venture into the heart of Rome for a visit to the Pantheon, the best preserved building in the city. Then, wander through the city streets and piazze, admiring the city's imposing monuments, including Bernini's Fountain of Four Rivers. Spend time rubbing shoulders with the locals before leaving the city centre to visit the ancient catacombs with a Local Specialist who will reveal insights into the city's Christian history. (BB) ROME AT LEISURE Spend the day discovering Rome on your own. Saunter past the sights or relax with a coffee and cornetti to soak up the authentic atmosphere. Your Travel Director will be able to suggest activities such as museums, shopping or sightseeing. Get a real taste of the city with Trafalgar's exclusive Eatwith Optional Experiences during which you'll share a delicious traditional meal with a local family in their home. (BB) ROME – VATICAN EXPERIENCE The morning is yours to continue your leisurely exploration of the glories of Rome, before venturing to St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City. This afternoon, 'Dive Into Culture' as you gain priority access to the Vatican Museums where a Local Specialist will take you on a guided tour. Admire Michelangelo's magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel when it is less crowded and discover the array of artefacts displayed at the Museo Gregoriano Profano, which was founded in the Lateran Apostolic Palace at the behest of Gregory XVI Cappellari in 1844. You'll also enjoy an exclusive after-hours al fresco dinner against the spectacular backdrop of St. Peter's. Should there be adverse weather, a contingency is provided in a newly created dining space within the Cortile della Pigna. (BB, RM,  )

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ROME AT LEISURE OR OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE TO POMPEII Trace the footsteps of ancient philosophers, senators and emperors as you enjoy a free day to explore Rome. Your Travel Director will give you suggestions on how to spend your day. Alternatively, you may wish to take an Optional Experience to visit the tragic remains of Pompeii, the victim of a devastating volcanic eruption. (BB) TIVOLI VILLA D'ESTE GARDENS VISIT AND ROMAN FAREWELL DINNER We travel to the historic hill-town of Tivoli today, joining our Local Specialist for a guided tour of the enchanting UNESCO World Heritage Italian gardens of Villa d'Este. This evening, we 'Dive Into Culture', joining our hosts who will prepare a delicious meal featuring local flavours for you to enjoy with your fellow travel companions. (BB, FD,  ) DEPART ROME After breakfast, say farewell to Rome and your newfound friends as you prepare to return home after a memorable sojourn in one of the world's greatest cities. Transfers to Rome Fiumicino Airport are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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* All prices are per person, twin share. Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip. Airport Transfers: On arrival to 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 Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7am and 9.30am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, A$105 per person.

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Vatican Experience PRIVATE TOUR AND EXCLUSIVE DINNER Enjoy a private visit inside the Vatican where you will tour the Museo Gregoriano Profano featuring Roman and Ancient Greek antiquities before an exclusive private dinner.

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DIVE INTO CULTURE Learn how to make traditional Italian pasta with a professional Italian chef who will take you through a food market to buy local ingredients. (Day 2) Join friendly locals for dinner who will prepare a delicious meal. (Day 7)

Optional Experience Get a real taste of the city with Trafalgar's exclusive Eatwith Optional Experiences. Savour delicious lasagna flavours in Debora's Rome apartment overlooking a bustling piazza.

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ROME – VENICE This morning, we venture through the valley of the Tiber into the green and golden landscapes of Umbria. We pass the hilltop towns of Orte and Orvieto, travelling through Tuscany's terraced olive groves and the Appenine Mountains bound for Venice, the Queen of the Adriatic. (BB, DW) Hotel: Novotel Mestre Castellana

through the narrow streets and encounter the multi-coloured marble Duomo and famous Baptistery, then view the 400-year-old Ponte Vecchio. Admire this spectacular feat of engineering dating from the Middle Ages and today lined with jewellers, art dealers and souvenir shops. Continuing our journey through Umbria and the valley of the Tiber River we return to Rome where our holiday concludes. Toast to a memorable trip with newfound friends at a Farewell Dinner. (BB, FD) Hotel: Grand Tiberio

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DEPART ROME After breakfast, it's time to say a fond arrivederci to Rome, Italy and your travel companions as you return home with wonderful memories of this magnificent destination. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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VERONA – PISA – FLORENCE Pisa's Square of Miracles is our first stop today. Here we will have the opportunity to view the Leaning Tower and UNESCO-listed Piazza del Duomo before arriving in Florence. Explore the birthplace of the Renaissance and home to the Medici dynasty, whose penchant for beautiful art and architecture created one of the cultural centres of the world. Tonight we 'Connect With Locals' over a Be My Guest dinner in the Chianti countryside. (BB, DW,  ) Hotel: Grand Mediterraneo

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VENICE ORIENTATION – VERONA We cruise by private launch to the city's most prominent sights, including views of the Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark's Square, St. Mark's Basilica and the ornate Doge's Palace. 'Dive Into Culture' witnessing first-hand the intricate craft of glassblowing. Then, soak up the pageantry and elegance of Venice before continuing to Verona, home of Shakespeare's ill-fated lovers Romeo and Juliet, where we'll spend the night. (BB, ) Hotel: Leopardi

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The Ponte Pietra in Verona is a gorgeous stone bridge from Roman times. As romantic as can be, it's a symbol of Italy's lasting glamour. Chris Daley, Travel Director

Eight generations of history with plenty of stories to tell. Enjoy a traditional Be My Guest dinner with the Landi family at their home near Florence, set within a garden of oak trees against the backdrop of Tuscan vineyards and olive groves. (Day 5)

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

FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING – ROME We join a Local Specialist today to delve into the rich medieval and Renaissance history of Florence. Our sightseeing tour will take us to Piazza della Signoria with its impressive sculptures and imposing palazzi. We'll wander

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ARRIVE ROME (2 NIGHTS) Indulge all your senses in the imperial city of Rome, your introduction to a memorable encounter with Italy which will have you returning for more. Spend your afternoon relaxing after your journey, or explore the ancient city streets before joining your Travel Director and travel companions for a Welcome Reception. This evening, we take an orientation drive past Rome's most magnificent sights which we will have an opportunity to explore tomorrow. (WR) Hotel: Cicerone ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Our encounter with Rome begins in the Holy See as we visit the Vatican Museums in the company of a Local Specialist to admire the masterpieces that have been collected by Popes throughout the centuries. Gaining priority early access, we admire the magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel when it is less crowded and visit St. Peter's Basilica, the greatest cathedral in Christendom, to see Michelangelo's sorrowful Pietà. Crossing the Tiber, we venture into Ancient Rome to visit the imposing Colosseum and see Circus Maximus, once the site of tremendous chariot races. Spend a leisurely afternoon exploring Rome. Sit on the Spanish Steps or toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain to secure your speedy return to Rome. (BB)

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STAY IN THE POPULAR THERMAL SPA RESORT OF MONTECATINI, ADMIRE THE EXQUISITE MARBLE CATHEDRAL IN SIENA AND EMBRACE LA DOLCE VITA IN TRUE TUSCAN STYLE, LEARNING TO COOK ITALIAN PASTA.

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ARRIVE ROME Ciao Roma! The Eternal City opens its doors for an unforgettable At Leisure jaunt through Tuscany and two millennia of culture, history and fiery Italian verve. Spend the afternoon exploring the city before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. Embark on an orientation drive past Rome's iconic and unexpected highlights, including views of the Colosseum and Circus Maximus, once the site of exhilarating chariot races which attracted thousands of enthusiastic spectators. (WR) Hotel: Villafranca ROME SIGHTSEEING – MONTECATINI (6 NIGHTS) Our journey through Rome begins in the centre of Christendom, where we join a Local Specialist on an included sightseeing tour to visit St. Peter's Basilica and Michelangelo's much-admired Pietà. This afternoon, we enjoy a leisurely drive through the scenic Tuscan hills to the thermal spa resort of Montecatini, the largest and most famous spa town in Italy and your home for the next six nights. (BB) Hotel: Columbia FLORENCE EXCURSION Your Local Specialist will reveal the history of Renaissance Florence during your walking tour. View the magnificent Duomo and visit Piazza della Signoria. Perhaps in your free time walk across the Ponte Vecchio bridge, one of the city's most famous landmarks, lined with goldsmiths and jewellers. This is a legacy of the 16th-century decree which mandated that only jewellers and goldsmiths be allowed to ply their trade on the bridge. Tonight 'Connect With Locals' over a Be My Guest dinner enjoyed with beautiful views over the Tuscan hills. (BB, DW,  ) MONTECATINI AT LEISURE OR OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE TO THE CINQUE TERRE You have a full free day to relax in the soothing waters of Montecatini Thermal Spa or join an Optional Experience to the Cinque Terre, whose pastel-hued villages cling to the rugged Ligurian cliffs. (BB) PISA AND VINCI EXCURSION Travelling inland, we arrive in Pisa where we join a Local Specialist to view the famous Leaning Tower, the finely sculpted marble Cathedral and the ornate Baptistery, said to be the largest in Italy. We continue through Tuscany, arriving in Vinci where we'll 'Dive Into Culture' at Museo Leonardiano and gain a deeper understanding of the life of this talented master. Admire Leonardo da Vinci's machines and models, his sketches and handwritten notes, as well as interactive exhibits during your visit. (BB,  )

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TUSCAN LIFESTYLE EXPERIENCE Feast your eyes on the vibrant colours and busy stalls heaving with fresh produce at a local Florence food market where you will join a Local Specialist professional chef for a tasty introduction to Italian cuisine. Learn how to cook like only an Italian mamma can, selecting your fresh produce from the market and preparing lunch which you will enjoy with a delicious glass of local wine. The tastes of Tuscany still lingering after an unforgettable Regional Meal, we return to our hotel in the Tuscan hills for the night. (BB, RM) MONTECATINI – ROME – VATICAN EXPERIENCE Departing Tuscany, we travel south to Rome. This evening, we 'Dive Into Culture' and enjoy an exclusive Farewell Dinner amidst the stunning Roman and Ancient Greek artistry showcased in Museo Gregoriano Profano or the magnificent surrounds of the Salone di Raffaello in the Pinacoteca. We'll have access to the Museum before dinner and join a Local Specialist later for a guided evening tour of the Vatican Museums, including a visit to Michelangelo's magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel when it is less crowded. (BB, FD,  ) Hotel: Sheraton Parco de’ Medici DEPART ROME Today we bid a sad farewell to newfound friends and an epic At Leisure experience, departing Rome today. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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* All prices are per person, twin share. 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 Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7am and 9.30am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, A$118 per person.

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ITALIAN COOKING CLASS Discover the secrets of la cucina Italiana with Chef Libero who will take you shopping at a local food market and teach you to prepare traditional Italian pasta and other local favourites. Buon appetito!

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CONNECT WITH LOCALS Join the Callistri family at their borgo in the Hamlet of Limonaia for a delicious Italian Be My Guest meal, olive oil tasting and leisurely walk through their olive groves and lemon orchards. (Day 3)

DIVE INTO CULTURE Visit the museum dedicated to the life of Leonardo da Vinci in his Tuscan birthplace. (Day 5)

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SIENA AND SAN GIMIGNANO EXCURSION Saunter through the beautifully preserved medieval city of Siena to see the 13th-century marble Cathedral and the shell-shaped Piazza del Campo which hosts the biannual Palio horse race. We venture to the walled medieval town of San Gimignano, renowned for its towers. Enjoy some free time strolling through its narrow lanes and shopping for locally-produced delicacies and hand-painted Tuscan pottery - the alluring aromas of pecorino and cured meats can be found around every turn. (BB, DW)

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PRIVATE TOUR AND EXCLUSIVE DINNER Enjoy a private visit inside the Vatican where you will tour the Museo Gregoriano Profano featuring Roman and Ancient Greek antiquities before an exclusive private dinner.

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N ORT H E R N ITA LY IN C LU DI N G CINQUE TERRE 9 DAYS | 1 COUNTRY | 13 MEALS | FROM A$2975pp*

FROM THE NORTHERN LAKES TO PARMA – SEE THE LAYERS OF PASTEL HUES THAT CLING TO CINQUE TERRE'S DRAMATIC SEA CLIFFS, ENJOYING THE FLAVOURS OF PROSCIUTTO AND PARMIGIANO ALONG THE WAY.

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MILAN SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Wander through the sophisticated streets of Milan joining your Local Specialist on a walking tour that will reveal the city's iconic and unexpected highlights. See the Gothic Cathedral, glass-domed Galleria and La Scala Opera House, then it's time to pound the pavements in your free time. Consider a visit to the medieval fortress of Sforza Castle to admire the magnificent artistry of da Vinci and Michelangelo, including the famous statue of the Pietà Rondanini. (BB) MILAN – BAVENO FREE TIME (2 NIGHTS) Italy's much-admired Lake District and Lake Maggiore, set against the backdrop of the Southern Alps, is the next stop on our northern Italian journey. We 'Dive Into Culture' during a visit to the Villa Taranto botanical gardens – scents of azalea, camellia and wisteria linger as we explore its lush gardens filled with rare lilies and 300 varieties of dahlias in bloom. Then it's on to our home for the next two nights and the gateway to the three Borromean islands, the lakeside village of Stresa. Consider joining an Optional Experience to one of the Borromean Islands – Isola Bella, which includes a visit inside the aristocratic Borromeo Palace and its gorgeous terraced gardens. (BB, DW,  ) Hotel: Simplon/Grand Dino BAVENO FREE DAY Lap up gentle lakeside living during a full day spent at leisure in this picture-perfect setting. Spend the day relaxing or take an alpine train journey to see the magnificent panoramic views of the north. This evening, we cross the tranquil waters of Maggiore to the secluded island of Isola Madre where we'll 'Connect With Locals' over a Be My Guest dinner. (BB, DW,  ) BAVENO – GENOA – VIAREGGIO (2 NIGHTS) The maritime city of Genoa and birthplace of Columbus is our first stop today as we join a Local Specialist for a guided walking tour to view the city's majestic Renaissance and Baroque architecture. Visit Via Garibaldi, the historic centre of Genoa lined by ancient palaces, before continuing to the seaside town of Viareggio this afternoon. (BB) Hotel: Mercure

Torrechiara. Next we'll learn how to make parmigiano reggiano cheese at a family run caseificio. This evening, consider an unforgettable Optional Experience featuring delicious local flavours in a historic setting. (BB, ) Hotel: CDH Parma & Congressi

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PARMA – MILAN Delight in the gastronomic and architectural splendour of the EmiliaRomagna region during a guided tour of Parma with a Local Specialist. See the 12th-century Piazzo Duomo with its Romanesque Cathedral and Baptistery, and Garibaldi Square, home to the Palazzo del Governatore with its ornate astronomical clock. We leave the flavours of Parma behind and embark on a scenic drive back to Milan where we'll enjoy a Farewell Dinner tonight with our travel companions and Travel Director. (BB, FD) Hotel: Starhotels Tourist

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DEPART MILAN Our sumptuous encounter with the landscapes of Northern Italy has sadly come to an end. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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CONNECT WITH LOCALS Join Signor Telli for an exclusive Be My Guest dinner and bei tempi at his family run restaurant on the secluded Isola Madre island on Lake Maggiore. (Day 4)

DIVE INTO CULTURE Amble through the beautiful gardens of Villa Taranto with its vertical gardens, water lilies and dahlia maze. (Day 3) Visit a working prosciutto factory and parmigiano reggiano cheese caseificio near Parma. (Day 7)

VIAREGGIO – FULL-DAY CINQUE TERRE EXCURSION Today we explore the dramatic coastal setting of UNESCO-listed Cinque Terre on an included full-day excursion. The deep blue Ligurian Sea provides a stunning backdrop for the expanse of pastel pinks, yellows and oranges that cling to the rugged seaside cliffs. We join a Local Specialist to visit this remarkable destination. (BB, DW)

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* All prices are per person, twin share. Airport transfers: On arrival at Milan Malpensa Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 1pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Milan Malpensa Airport at 7.30am and 10.30am.

VIAREGGIO – LANGHIRANO – PARMA Today is a feast for the senses. Crossing the scenic Appenine mountains, we venture towards Parma, renowned for its famous Parma ham and cheese. 'Dive Into Culture' and savour the gourmet delights of this region during a visit to a working prosciutto factory near the town of Langhirano, with a brief photo stop at L Lunch D Dinner RM Regional Meal

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ARRIVE MILAN (2 NIGHTS) Embrace the glamour of Milan, your introduction to the sights and sounds of northern Italy. Spend the day exploring this stylish city before meeting your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and evening orientation drive. (WR) Hotel: Holiday Inn Garibaldi

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BEST OF THE ITALIAN L AKES 9 DAYS | 1 COUNTRY | 12 MEALS | FROM A$2750pp*

ENJOY A STYLISH LAKESIDE SOJOURN IN ITALY – EXPLORE 14TH-CENTURY MAROSTICA, SIP A TASTY CAPPUCCINO ON COMO'S LAKESIDE PROMENADE AND VISIT MILAN, ONE OF THE WORLD'S DESIGN CAPITALS.

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ARRIVE MILAN – LAKE MAGGIORE (BAVENO) (2 NIGHTS) The favourite summer retreat for the who's who of Italy for centuries provides an enchanting backdrop for your first day in Italy. Airport transfers will be provided at set times from Milan Malpensa Airport to your hotel in the charming resort of Baveno on the shores of Lake Maggiore. Enjoy a Welcome Reception this evening to meet your fellow travel companions and Travel Director before embarking on your At Leisure jaunt. (WR) Hotel: Simplon/Grand Dino COMO EXCURSION AND LAKE MAGGIORE (BAVENO) AT LEISURE Journey through Italy's exquisite Lake District to scenic Lake Como. Walk through the beautiful Como waterfront or relax alongside the lake indulging in a tasty gelato. Then it's time to ease into la dolce vita, ambling along the glamorous Baveno Marina – the gentle sounds of this lakeside setting are a soulful way to enjoy your afternoon. Spend free time exploring Baveno with its Romanesque bell tower and octagonal baptistery. (BB) LAKE MAGGIORE (BAVENO) – BERGAMO – LAKE GARDA (5 NIGHTS) The enchanting lanes of Bergamo, near the foothills of the Alps, yield architectural and artistic treasures which we will have an opportunity to explore this morning. Wander past centuries-old Renaissance façades and into the exquisite Piazza Vecchia built on the site of an ancient Roman Forum. See the ornate Contarini Fountain and 12th-century Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica. We continue our love affair with the Italian Lakes, travelling to Lake Garda for a relaxing five-night stay. This evening, we 'Connect With Locals' over a Be My Guest dinner featuring local fare. (BB, DW,  ) Hotel: Villa Maria VERONA EXCURSION Romance in the air, we journey to Verona engaging in the tragic tale of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers at Juliet's Balcony. Our walking tour with a Local Specialist will take us past the Roman Arena, still in use today, followed by some free time to explore the city alone. See the seven medieval towers of Castelvecchio, relax under the shady trees in Verona's expansive Piazza Bra or clamber up Lamberti's Tower for magnificent views. (BB) MAROSTICA AND BASSANO DEL GRAPPA EXCURSION We embark on a full-day excursion today to the ancient walled town of Marostica, most renowned for its living chess event held every second year. We enjoy a leisurely exploration of the city's iconic sights, including its old city walls, Castles and Romanesque bell tower. We venture to the banks of the River Brenta for an unhurried visit to Bassano del Grappa, celebrated for its white brandy (Grappa) and magnificent scenery. This evening we return to the picturesque lakeside setting of Lake Garda. (BB)

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LAKE GARDA AT LEISURE Indulge in a full day at leisure to soak up the picture-perfect setting of Italy's largest lake. Journey along its tranquil shores, stopping at lakeside villages to savour the intoxicating aroma of lemons around every turn. Enjoy the flavours of delicious local olive oils and cheese at local markets, stroll along flower-lined lakeside paths or visit the lake's extraordinary sights, including the 13th-century Scaliger Castle, Grottoes of Catullus or the 5th-century wooden statue of St. Peter near Bogliaco. Perhaps join an Optional Experience to the Dolomite mountain range, a World Heritage Site comprising 18 peaks over 3,000 metres high. (BB) MODENA EXCURSION Sparkling Lambrusco, salty prosciutto and the intense aromas of parmigiano await in the gastronomic hub of Modena, which we explore today in the company of a Local Specialist. Wander past pastel-hued façades in Modena's Old Town into the magnificent Piazza Grande which, along with its 12th-century cathedral and Torre Civica, has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sample the intoxicating flavours, including their world famous balsamic vinegar, of a city that was the birthplace of Ferrari and Pavarotti, home to Michelin Star restaurants and tortellini. Our gourmet interlude nearing its end, we take a short drive to the Ferrari Museum where we'll 'Dive Into Culture' and learn about this Italian icon founded by Enzo Ferrari. This evening, we enjoy a leisurely dinner at our hotel. (BB, DW,  ) LAKE GARDA – MILAN FREE TIME In search of spires that reach the sky, we leave our tranquil lakeside setting behind for the chic northern capital of Milan. Admire the extraordinary Gothic Duomo, ornate La Scala Opera House and 19th-century Galleria with its impressive glass and iron-domed roof. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure to jostle with the ambitious Milanese for your spot on the runways of Via Montenapoleone, Via della Spiga and Via Sant'Andrea. This evening we indulge in a Farewell Dinner, joining our fellow travellers to celebrate the end of an exquisite holiday together. (BB, FD) Hotel: Starhotels Business Palace DEPART MILAN Our leisurely jaunt through the Italian Lakes has come to an end. We say arrivederci to Italy and your companions. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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Single Supplement (add to price above):

A$460 p.p.

Young traveller discount:

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Highlights

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

CONNECT WITH LOCALS On the shores of Lake Garda, enjoy a traditional Be My Guest dinner featuring flavours of olive oil, wine and lemons for which the region is famous. (Day 3)

DIVE INTO CULTURE A celebration of all things Ferrari – present and future – the Ferrari Museum in Maranello includes a permanent exhibition dedicated to Formula 1 complete with cars and a pit stop wall. (Day 7)

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* All prices are per person, twin share. Airport transfer: On arrival at Milan Malpensa Airport, transfers will operate at 9.30am, 1pm and 3.30pm to Baveno, Lake Maggiore. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Milan Malpensa Airport at 7.30am and 10.30am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, A$118 per person.

TRIP CODE: ITMI

DW Dinner With Wine FD Farewell Dinner

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CON T R A S TS OF I TA LY 10 DAYS | 2 COUNTRIES | 12 MEALS | FROM A$4125pp*

FROM THE ANCIENT CAPITAL OF ROME TO VENICE, THIS JOURNEY CONNECTS TWO ITALIAN MASTERPIECES WITH A STOP IN FLORENCE. A TRAFALGAR HIGHLIGHT INCLUDES A PRIVATE DINNER IN A VATICAN COURTYARD.

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Chapel and the Colosseum in Rome and the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence

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ARRIVE ROME (3 NIGHTS) Benvenuti a Roma, where we begin our exciting journey through some of Italy's most beautiful cities. Spend time recovering from your travels or take a walk down memory lane, tracing centuries of art, antiquities and culture before joining your travel companions and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and orientation drive through its intoxicating cityscape. (WR) Hotel: Grand Palatino ROME SIGHTSEEING – VATICAN EXPERIENCE We visit the centre of Christianity this morning, joining a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour which includes a visit to St. Peter's Basilica to see the Pietà, Michelangelo's masterpiece carved from the most "perfect" block of marble. Our next stop is in Ancient Rome where we'll visit the Colosseum. Here gladiators and slaves met their end in a blaze of glory. See the Circus Maximus before returning to the Holy See. 'Dive Into Culture' and gain priority access to the Vatican Museums where a Local Specialist will take us on a guided tour. Admire Michelangelo's magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel when it is less crowded and observe the array of artefacts at the Museo Gregoriano Profano, founded in the Lateran Apostolic Palace at the behest of Gregory XVI Cappellari in 1844. We will also enjoy exclusive al fresco dining against the spectacular backdrop of St. Peter's. Should there be adverse weather, a contingency is provided in a newly-created dining space within the Cortile della Pigna. (BB, RM,  ) ROME FREE DAY Enjoy a full free day in Rome or consider spending the day in beautiful Tivoli. Join an Optional Experience to see the exquisite house and gardens of the 16th-century Villa d'Este – a marvellous example of Renaissance landscape architecture. As the sun sets over the seven hills of Rome, sit on the Spanish Steps and watch the beautiful people, or admire the Trevi Fountain, tossing a coin to secure your return to Rome. (BB) ROME – HIGH-SPEED TRAIN – FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING (3 NIGHTS) Sit back on the high-speed train and watch the Tuscan landscape go by bound for Florence. Join a Local Specialist on a walking tour to gain insights into the city's Renaissance treasures. View the 400-year-old Ponte Vecchio, lined with goldsmiths and souvenir shops, and visit the Fine Arts Academy to see one of Michelangelo's masterpieces, the statue of David. Our love affair with Florence continues as we stroll to the Piazza della Signoria, featuring Palazzo Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery. (BB) Hotel: Ambasciatori FLORENCE – EXCURSION TO PISA Cross the Arno River and see the enchanting skyline of Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo before driving to Pisa through the Arno Valley. Meet your Local Specialist to explore the Square of Miracles and see the famous Leaning Tower, the Cathedral, Baptistery and Camposanto, built on soil brought back from the Holy Land during the Crusades. This evening, stroll along the Arno River in search of the perfect gelato, see the beautifully lit Duomo or visit a cosy enoteca for some wine tasting and live music. (BB)

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FLORENCE FREE DAY Today is yours to discover the beauty and elegance of Florence – a city filled with exquisite galleries, lush gardens and opulent palaces. Consider a visit to the Boboli Gardens with its magnificent collection of sculptures and explore the galleries at the 15th-century Pitti Palace. Venture outside the city to see Tuscan villages and taste rich panforte and tortas, or shop for the latest fashions in Florence's sophisticated boutiques. This evening, consider joining an Optional Experience in Chianti for a delicious Tuscan dinner. (BB)

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FLORENCE – HIGH-SPEED TRAIN – VENICE (3 NIGHTS) All aboard the express train for Venice. We cross the spectacular Appenines and fertile Veneto plain before arriving in this island city. Get lost this afternoon, wandering its narrow lanes in search of a cosy bacaro, people-watch in St. Mark's Square, or take an unforgettable gondola ride along the city's enchanting canals. (BB) Hotel: Bellini

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VENICE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME This morning, we 'Dive Into Culture', witnessing first-hand the centuries-old craft of glassmaking on the island of Giudecca. Breathe in the salty sea air as you board a private launch and cruise to St. Mark's Square to see the Bridge of Sighs, Palladian Churches, the Customs House, St. Mark's Basilica and Campanile, as well as the Doge's Palace. This afternoon, enjoy free time to explore the city. Find a quiet campo and pavement café or take a cruise to colourful Burano for a delicious meal. (BB, )

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SECRET VENICE WALKING TOUR AND VISIT TO THE RIALTO FOOD MARKET The sights and sounds of modern Venice come to life today as we join our Local Specialist on a tour of the vibrant Rialto Food Market, which has been feeding Venetians since the 11th century. We wander through the narrow calli - seeing the ornate façades of merchant houses that line the canals, before enjoying an afternoon at leisure for one last taste of Venice. Our adventure through Italy's charming cities is about to come to an end. We celebrate newfound friendships and an unforgettable experience at a Farewell Dinner. (BB, FD)

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DEPART VENICE Say arrivederci to Italy and your fellow travellers as your fascinating holiday comes to an end. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

Vatican Experience PRIVATE TOUR AND EXCLUSIVE DINNER Enjoy a private visit inside the Vatican where you will tour the Museo Gregoriano Profano featuring Roman and Ancient Greek antiquities before an exclusive private dinner.

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MO 22 APR WE 01 MAY MO 29 APR WE 08 MAY

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A$1200 p.p.

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SAVE A$440

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SAVE A$140 p.p.

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Highlights

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

DIVE INTO CULTURE Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing on Giudecca Island, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craftsmen have perfected over the centuries. (Day 8)

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* All prices are per person, twin share. Shared Rooming: Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. 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 Venice Marco Polo Airport at 8am and 9.30am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, A$112 per person.

TRIP CODE: ITGV

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EXPERIENCE LIFE AS A ROMAN GLADIATOR, TOSS A COIN IN THE TREVI FOUNTAIN AND DEVOUR THE PIZZA YOU'VE JUST LEARNT TO MAKE BEFORE CREATING YOUR OWN COLOURFUL VENETIAN CARNIVAL MASK.

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VIEW the ancient sites of Rome, Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo in Florence, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and St. Mark's Basilica in Venice

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ARRIVE ROME (3 NIGHTS) Ciao Roma! Feast your eyes and your stomach on the Eternal City – the launch pad for an unforgettable adventure with la famiglia. Tread in the footsteps of the ancients before meeting with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Kick-Off Party that will rock Rome. (KP) Hotel: Crowne Plaza St. Peter’s ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Join a Local Specialist to delve into centuries of history and culture, including a guided tour of the Vatican Museums. Gaze up at the wonder of Michelangelo's frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and explore the Catholic shrine of St. Peter's Basilica. Venture across the Tiber to the Colosseum imagining a time when brave warriors fought to the thunderous roar of thousands. (BB) ROME – VISIT A GLADIATOR SCHOOL AND FREE TIME Book your spot on the podium. It's time to become a gladiator for the day. You'll learn how to wield a gladiator's sword and gain insights into military techniques with an expert. This afternoon, you'll have some free time to explore the city with the family. Perhaps count the Spanish Steps or toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain to secure your speedy return to Rome. Then it's time for a cheesy family affair as we 'Dive Into Culture' and learn how to make authentic Italian pizza, sharing a tasty slice or two of our culinary masterpiece with our loved ones. (BB, RM,  ) ROME – PISA – FLORENCE (3 NIGHTS) Set your watch to Italian time and embark on a scenic drive north through Tuscany's golden fields. Stop in Pisa to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site Piazza del Duomo to snap a selfie in front of the famous Leaning Tower. Carry on to the Renaissance city of Florence, our home for the next three nights. (BB) Hotel: Grand Mediterraneo FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME The exquisite sights of Florence are brought to life on a walking tour in the expert company of a Local Specialist. See the magnificent Gothic Duomo and famous Baptistery before marvelling at Michelangelo's statue of David at the Academy of Fine Arts. Where better to 'Dive Into Culture' and indulge in a refreshing gelato than in the city where it was invented. Tonight we 'Connect With Locals' joining a local family for a Be My Guest dinner enjoying delicious specialities against the backdrop of picture-perfect olive groves and vineyards. Saluti! (BB, DW,  ,  )

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FLORENCE FREE DAY A full day at leisure to enjoy this remarkable Renaissance city. Florence is a living museum that you can explore on foot. Perhaps join an Optional Experience to the ‘Town of Towers' – San Gimignano. (BB)

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FLORENCE – BOLOGNA – VENICE (3 NIGHTS) Stop and smell the rich aromas of Bolognese sauce, spending the morning with a Local Specialist to explore the medieval city KP Kick-Off Party BB Buffet Breakfast FB Full Breakfast

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of Bologna. Then it's just a hop, skip and a jump to the island city of Venice. Discover the Queen of the Adriatic from the comfort of one of its traditional gondolas on an Optional Experience. (BB, DW) Hotel: Novotel Mestre Castellana

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VENICE – CANAL CRUISE AND ORIENTATION 'Dive Into Culture' and witness first-hand the exquisite tradition of Venetian glassblowing. Learn about the art of crafting Carnival masks, before cruising to bustling St. Mark's Square on a private launch. View the famous Bridge of Sighs, so named for the sound condemned prisoners made at catching their last glimpse of beautiful Venice, the exquisite Doge's Palace, St. Mark's Basilica and the Campanile. The evening is yours to explore - in search of the cosiest trattoria in town. (BB, ) SECRET VENICE WALKING TOUR AND VISIT TO THE RIALTO FOOD MARKET Navigating the bustling canals to the Rialto Bridge, we embrace the sights and sounds of Venice from the water before 'Diving Into Culture' to savour the flavours of Italy during a visit to an ancient food market. We delve into the hidden highlights of Venice during a Small Group Sightseeing walking tour, working up an appetite for our Farewell Lunch at a local restaurant. (BB, FL,  ) DEPART VENICE Our unforgettable journey together has come to an end. All that's left to say is a hearty arrivederci as you prepare to return home with fantastic shared memories. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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* All prices are per person, twin share. Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip. Single rooms are not available unless travelling as part of a family group. 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 Venice's Marco Polo Airport at 8am and 9.30am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, A$116 per person.

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Highlights

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

FAMILY FUN Learn how to make pizza and share your masterpiece with the family. (Day 3) Discover the great Venetian tradition of Carnival masks and create your own. (Day 8)

CONNECT WITH LOCALS Enjoy a local Tuscan Be My Guest dinner with Count Miari Fulcis on his 15th-century organic olive oil estate in the Tuscan hills. (Day 5)

DIVE INTO CULTURE Experience life as a gladiator with an included visit to a Gladiator School in Rome. (Day 3) Learn how to make authentic pizza in Rome and then savour the taste of your creation. (Day 3) Indulge in an Italian gelato at a local gelateria in Florence. (Day 5) Learn about the Venetian tradition of carnival masks and paint your own to take home and visit a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island. (Day 8)

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G R E AT I TALI A N CI T I ES 10 DAYS | 2 COUNTRIES | 13 MEALS | FROM A$2850pp*

EXPLORE ITALY'S CAFÉ CULTURE, ENCHANTING RENAISSANCE FRESCOES AND INCREDIBLE FEATS OF CLASSIC ARCHITECTURE – ALL MUST-SEE HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS LEISURELY JAUNT THROUGH THE CITIES OF ROME, FLORENCE AND VENICE.

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St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, the Villa Barberini Gardens in Castel Gandolfo and the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi

CRUISE by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice VIEW Santa Croce Basilica and the

Duomo in Florence, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and St. Mark's Basilica in Venice

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ARRIVE ROME (3 NIGHTS) You're in for a bellissimo journey through the spectacular cities of Italy, which kicks off in the Eternal City of Rome. Join your travel companions and Travel Director for a memorable Welcome Reception. Your introduction to la dolce vita begins with an orientation drive. (WR) Hotel: Grand Palatino ROME AND CASTEL GANDOLFO SIGHTSEEING We embark on a very special included 'Dive Into Culture' sightseeing tour with our Local Specialist at the Vatican this morning. Skip the queue and wander through its Museums, Sistine Chapel and Gardens, admiring the artistry of great masters and walking in the footsteps of popes who have found peace within its beautiful green landscapes for centuries. We'll enjoy a rare opportunity to board a train within the Vatican Walls bound for the Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo, the Pope's Summer Residence. Here, we'll embark on a tour through its beautifully manicured green heart before enjoying an included lunch against the backdrop of this enchanting setting. Later, we return to Rome and embark on an included visit of St. Peter's Basilica with our Local Specialist. (BB, L,  ) ROME AT LEISURE The narrow lanes and expansive piazze of Rome are yours to explore today. Consider an Optional Experience delving into the fascinating history of Pompeii. (BB) ROME – ASSISI – FLORENCE (3 NIGHTS) Journey north to the birthplace of St. Francis of Assisi where your Local Specialist will take you to the Basilica of St. Francis, where we will see Giotto's enchanting frescoes. Later we continue our journey through the scenic Tuscan countryside to Florence. (BB) Hotel: Ambasciatori

FLORENCE – BOLOGNA – VENICE (3 NIGHTS) Travel north to Bologna. Your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist includes views of the Kissing Towers which lean towards each other. Then it's off to the romantic island city of Venice for an evening at leisure. (BB) Hotel: Principe/Amadeus

private launch to St. Mark's Square to admire the Bridge of Sighs, Customs House, St. Mark's Basilica and the ornate Doge's Palace. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure. (BB, )

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SECRET VENICE WALKING TOUR AND VISIT TO THE RIALTO FOOD MARKET Enjoy 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. Our love affair with Italy's great Italian cities comes to an end this evening as we enjoy a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant. (BB, FD) DEPART VENICE For now it's time to say a fond arrivederci to Italy and newfound friends who have shared in the memorable sights, sounds and flavours. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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* All prices are per person, twin share. 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 Venice Marco Polo Airport at 8am and 9.30am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, A$116 per person.

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Single Supplement (add to price above):

A$1400 p.p.

Exceptions

A$1000 p.p. A$800 p.p.

12 Jul 19 to 16 Aug 19: 25 Oct 19 to 03 Apr 20:

4 Autumn, Winter, Spring (WGIC): Departures marked

in the price panel are subject to change in price, discount and hotel. Prices and discounts will be confirmed in May 2019.

1 Festive Celebrations: Christmas and New Year

Celebrations have been arranged for these departures. Join us in Europe to celebrate the Festive Season. Young traveller discount:

SAVE A$360

Multiple trip discount: SAVE up to A$106

EARLY BIRD SAVINGS

Triple room discount: SAVE up to A$180 p.p.

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A$423 p.p.

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When in Rome, listen for the cannon which fires at noon each day from the top of the Gianicolum Hill. This tradition dates back to 1847 and was imposed to create a standard time for all the church bells of Rome to chime (up until then, none of the bells rang at the same time!). Lisa Bottazzo, Travel Director

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CONNECT WITH LOCALS Enjoy a local Tuscan Be My Guest dinner 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

VENICE CANAL CRUISE, ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME 'Dive Into Culture' and gain insights into the delicate Venetian art of glassblowing on Giudecca Island. Cruise by WR Welcome Reception BB Buffet Breakfast FB Full Breakfast

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FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE Enjoy a leisurely encounter with the artistic and architectural marvels of Florence during your walking tour with a Local Specialist. Visit the striking Piazza della Signoria, see the multi-coloured marble Duomo and Baptistery, and the Ponte Vecchio. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure. (BB) FLORENCE – EXCURSION TO PISA 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 marble Cathedral. 'Connect With Locals' over a Be My Guest dinner, joining Count Miari Fulcis on his 15th-century organic olive oil estate which has featured in many famous films. (BB, DW,  )

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YOUR HOLIDAY

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ITA L IA N D I SCOV ERY 10 DAYS | 2 COUNTRIES | 14 MEALS | FROM A$3695pp*

ADMIRE MICHELANGELO'S FRESCOED CEILING, THE IDYLLIC BEAUTY OF LAKE COMO AND SHAKESPEARE'S JULIET BALCONY IN VERONA. YOU'LL ALSO SAVOUR THE TASTES OF BOLOGNA AND WANDER THROUGH THE HOME TOWN OF ST. FRANCIS.

ITALY ▼ TURIN

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Chapel and the Colosseum in Rome, the medieval city of Ferrara and the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi

CRUISE by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice VIEW the ancient sites of Rome,

Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo in Florence, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Lake Como, the Cathedral and La Scala Opera House in Milan, the Roman Arena and Juliet's Balcony in Verona, St. Mark's Basilica in Venice and the Kissing Towers in Bologna

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ARRIVE ROME (2 NIGHTS) Tread in the footsteps of emperors and slaves – your first encounter with intoxicating Italy is the Eternal City and its glorious past which you will have an opportunity to explore on your own before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. This evening, we enjoy an enchanting antipasto of our Italian Discovery during an orientation drive past some of the city's most famous sights. (WR) Hotel: Cicerone ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Our exploration of Rome begins at the Vatican Museums where we have priority access allowing entry to view the masterpieces collected by Popes throughout the centuries. 'Dive Into Culture' during an included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist, admire Michelangelo's magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and visit St. Peter's Basilica to see his famous Pietà. Crossing the Tiber, we venture to Ancient Rome to see where hundreds of thousands of spectators would cheer chariot riders to victory at Circus Maximus, followed by a visit to the imposing Colosseum. Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the magnificent sites of what was once the capital of the world, or kick back in a piazza soaking up the aromas of fine coffee while you watch the world go by. (BB,  ) ROME – FLORENCE Today we drive north through rolling Tuscan landscapes to the Renaissance city of Florence. Beauty and artistry seep through the walls of the city's exquisite palazzi, churches and bridges. Embark on a walking tour with our Local Specialist and visit the expansive Piazza della Signoria with its exquisite marble Duomo and Baptistery featuring beautiful bronze doors with relief sculptures. Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the fine art and architecture of Florence. This evening, we 'Connect With Locals' over a Be My Guest dinner set against the backdrop of Tuscan vineyards and olive groves. (BB, DW,  ) Hotel: Grand Mediterraneo FLORENCE – PISA – TURIN A short journey brings us to Pisa and its Square of Miracles, home to the famous Leaning Tower, ornate Baptistery and Cathedral. We continue northwards, past the marble quarries of Carrara and the resort hubs of Portofino, Rapallo and Genoa in Liguria before arriving in sophisticated Turin. This afternoon, we venture through the grand boulevards of this aristocratic city during an orientation drive which will reveal the majestic Piazza Vittorio Veneto and Po River, the longest in Italy. (BB) Hotel: Concord TURIN – LAKE COMO – MILAN We leave Turin and continue to the Italian lakes for a stop at Lake Como. Then it's on to the economic powerhouse that is Milan, where we'll enjoy a walking tour with a Local Specialist to explore the city's spectacular sights. We view the ornate Duomo, one of the grandest Gothic cathedrals in the world, the ancient Galleria shopping arcade and the celebrated La Scala Opera House. This evening, join your companions for a delicious Regional Meal at a local restaurant. (BB, RM) Hotel: Starhotels Business Palace WR Welcome Reception BB Buffet Breakfast FB Full Breakfast

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MILAN – VERONA – VENICE (2 NIGHTS) Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers feature on our stop in Verona where we'll view Juliet's Balcony and the first-century ancient Roman arena still in use today. Crossing the Veneto Plains, we arrive in what was once the haunt of Casanova and Marco Polo, enchanting Venice. (BB, DW) Hotel: Viktoria Palace VENICE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME 'Dive Into Culture' and witness first-hand the exquisite tradition of Venetian glassblowing – a tradition that spans centuries. Board a private launch and cruise to the gateway of Venice, St. Mark's Square – our introduction to such sights as the Doge's Palace and the Byzantine Basilica. Enjoy free time to explore Venice. Wander through the labyrinthine alleys, over its bridges and into quiet squares. (BB,  ) VENICE – FERRARA – BOLOGNA Visit the Renaissance city of Ferrara before arriving in Bologna – perhaps more famous for its gourmet achievements than being the site of the oldest university in Europe. Join a Local Specialist to explore the sights, including Neptune's fountain, the Kissing Towers and Piazza Maggiore. Of course, a visit to the home of tortellini, mortadella, tagliatelle and ragù would be incomplete without taking time to sample its delicious cuisine. Buon appetito! (BB) Hotel: Flyon BOLOGNA – ASSISI – ROME Today, we cross the dramatic Apennine Mountains to the mystical town of Assisi. Come face-to-face with the legacy of St. Francis, founder of the Franciscan Order, during a walking tour of his home town with a Local Specialist. Visit the Basilica of St. Francis and see his tomb, before returning to Rome past the scenic hill-town of Orte. Tonight, we celebrate a journey of discovery through Italy during a Farewell Dinner with our companions and Travel Director. (BB, FD) Hotel: Sheraton Parco de’ Medici DEPART ROME Our journey together has come to an end so for now it's a fond arrivederci to your newfound friends at the end of your memorable Italian holiday. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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* All prices are per person, twin share. 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 Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7am and 9.30am.

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3795 3795

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3795 3795 3795 3795 3795

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3795 3795 3795 3795

FR 05 JUL SU 14 JUL FR 12 JUL SU 21 JUL FR 19 JUL SU 28 JUL

3795 3795 3725

Price PP Start Rome

End Rome

Twin Share

FR 26 JUL SU 04 AUG

3725

FR 02 AUG FR 09 AUG FR 16 AUG FR 23 AUG FR 30 AUG

SU 11 AUG SU 18 AUG SU 25 AUG SU 01 SEP SU 08 SEP

3695 3695 3695 3695 3750

FR 06 SEP FR 13 SEP FR 20 SEP FR 27 SEP

SU 15 SEP SU 22 SEP SU 29 SEP SU 06 OCT

3795 3795 3795 3795

FR 04 OCT SU 13 OCT FR 11 OCT SU 20 OCT FR 18 OCT SU 27 OCT

3795 3775 3775

Single Supplement (add to price above):

A$900 p.p.

Exceptions

A$840 p.p.

28 Jun 19 to 30 Aug 19:

Young traveller discount:

SAVE A$370

Multiple trip discount: SAVE up to A$95

EARLY BIRD SAVINGS

Triple room discount:

SAVE A$120 p.p.

SAVE

A$380 p.p.

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

CONNECT WITH LOCALS Eight generations of history with plenty of stories to tell. Enjoy a traditional Be My Guest dinner with the Landi family at their home near Florence, set within a garden of oak trees against the backdrop of Tuscan vineyards and olive groves. (Day 3)

DIVE INTO CULTURE Gain early access to the Vatican Museums to marvel at the magnificent work of Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel. (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 7)

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, A$131 per person.

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WOND ER S OF I TA LY 11 DAYS | 2 COUNTRIES | 15 MEALS | FROM A$3195pp*

INDULGE IN AN ENDURING EXPLORATION OF ITALY'S ALLURING ART, ARCHITECTURE AND HISTORY. SEE THE IMPOSING TOWERS OF SAN GIMIGNANO AND THE SEAS OF PASTEL SHADES THAT CLING DRAMATICALLY TO CINQUE TERRE'S CLIFFS.

THE Verona

VENICE

VIP ADMISSION to the Vatican

2

CITY TOUR in Rome, Florence

Bologna

LUCCA

Cinque Terre

Museums

ITALY

and Assisi

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Icons

ORIENTATION of Pisa, San

2 FLORENCE

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San Gimignano

ASSISI

▼ ROME

2

1

Tivoli

Gimignano, Verona and Venice

VISIT St Peter's Basilica, the

Colosseum in Rome, the Cinque Terre, San Gimignano, the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi and Villa d'Este Gardens at Tivoli

CRUISE by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice TRAVEL by boat and train to Cinque Terre

VIEW the ancient sites of Rome,

Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Santa Croce Basilica and Duomo in Florence, Juliet's Balcony in Verona, St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, and the Kissing Towers of Bologna

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ARRIVE ROME (2 NIGHTS) Open your heart to a whirlwind of fiery passion, antiquities and hearty flavours crafted by Italian mammas over centuries. Join your travel companions and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and orientation drive to see the bustling cityscape. (WR) Hotel: Il Cantico ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME ‘Dive Into Culture’ on an included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist at the Vatican Museums. Admire the works of great masters – the Bramante staircase, the magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and sorrowful Pietà inside St. Peter's Basilica. In Ancient Rome, we pay tribute to the brave gladiators who fought for supremacy at the Colosseum during our included visit. We'll also see the Circus Maximus before a free afternoon. (BB,  ) ROME – LUCCA (2 NIGHTS) We travel north to Lucca and enjoy time to wander through the medieval streets and admire the 14th-century San Martino Cathedral and Piazza dell'Anfiteatro, built on the site of an ancient Roman arena. Relax in Piazza San Michele or ascend one of the city's ancient towers for panoramic views in your free time. (BB) Hotel: Grand Guinigi CINQUE TERRE AND PISA EXCURSION A sea of pastel pinks, yellows and blues cling dramatically to the Ligurian cliffs in Cinque Terre UNESCO World Heritage Site, which we will have an opportunity to explore today on our included excursion. Join a Local Specialist and travel by boat and train to delve into the daily life of these picturesque fishing villages. Stop in Pisa and visit its square of Miracles to view the architectural feat that is the leaning tower and UNESCO-listed Piazza del Duomo. (BB, DW) LUCCA – SAN GIMIGNANO – FLORENCE (2 NIGHTS) The gentle Tuscan landscape gives way to our next destination, the hilltop town of San Gimignano, famed for its stunning medieval architecture and historic towers. We 'Connect With Locals' over a Be My Guest lunch with wine in a beautiful family owned vineyard overlooking the rolling Chianti Hills, before arriving in Florence, our home for the next two nights. (BB, L,  ) Hotel: Grand Mediterraneo FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME We join a Local Specialist who will bring the legacy of the influential Medici family to life. Walk along the cobblestone lanes into expansive piazze, viewing the magnificent marble Duomo and replica of the David statue in Piazza della Signoria. View the 400-year-old Ponte Vecchio and admire spectacular panoramic views from Piazzale Michelangelo. The rest of the day is yours to explore the Cradle of the Renaissance. (BB)

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operatic performances. We venture to Venice next, our home for the next two nights. (BB) Hotel: Le Boulevard

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VENICE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME On the island of Giudecca, we 'Dive Into Culture' and witness the centuries-old tradition of Venetian glassblowing before seeing St. Mark's Basilica, the ornate Doge's Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. Cruise by private launch to visit the city's most iconic attractions before enjoying free time to explore the city on your terms. Wander through the labyrinthine alleys, over ornate bridges and into quiet piazze as you get lost in this enchanting city. (BB, ) VENICE – BOLOGNA – ASSISI Travel through scenic countryside to the mystical town of Assisi, stopping en route in Bologna to view the city's Kissing Towers that lean towards one other seemingly poised to embrace. We continue to our hotel in Assisi where we will dine this evening. (BB, DW) Hotel: Grand ASSISI SIGHTSEEING – VILLA D'ESTE GARDENS – ROME Discover the legacy of St. Francis of Assisi in his home town on the slopes of Mount Subasio. Join a Local Specialist for a visit to the Basilica of St. Francis, renowned for its beautiful frescoes depicting the life of this much-loved saint. Continue to Tivoli for a guided visit with a Local Specialist of the UNESCO-listed terraced hillside Renaissance gardens of Villa d'Este. This evening we enjoy a special Farewell Dinner with our fellow travellers and Travel Director before returning to Rome. (BB, FD) Hotel: Sheraton Parco de’ Medici DEPART ROME It's time to say a fond arrivederci to Italy and our newfound friends after a memorable journey. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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* All prices are per person, twin share. 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 Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7am and 9.30am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, A$144 per person.

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2020

Single Supplement (add to price above):

A$730 p.p.

Exceptions

A$660 p.p.

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4 Autumn, Winter, Spring (WITR): Departures marked in the

price panel are subject to change in price, discount and hotel. Prices and discounts will be confirmed in May 2019.

1 Festive Celebrations: Christmas and New Year

Celebrations have been arranged for this departure. Join us in Europe to celebrate the Festive Season.

9 Special Rate Solo Rooming: These departures

include 20-100% discount on our standard single supplement. Please see trafalgar.com for pricing. Young traveller discount:

SAVE A$400

Multiple trip discount: SAVE up to A$101

EARLY BIRD SAVINGS

Triple room discount:

SAVE A$90 p.p.

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A$405 p.p.

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CONNECT WITH LOCALS The Lenzi family invites you to join them for a Be My Guest lunch and a Chianti and olive oil tasting on their Tuscan wine farm which is located on the ancient road between Siena and Florence. (Day 5)

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)

FLORENCE – VERONA – VENICE (2 NIGHTS) Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers are remembered today during our jaunt to the romantic city of Verona. Here we'll view Juliet's Balcony and the 1st-century Roman Arena, still used today to host spectacular WR Welcome Reception BB Buffet Breakfast FB Full Breakfast

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A JOURNEY TAKING YOU FROM THE INTERIOR OF ITALY TO THE COAST. VISIT THE SULTRY, SUN-KISSED ISLAND OF CAPRI AND STAY IN AN OLD FRANCISCAN CONVENT IN THE BIRTHPLACE OF ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI.

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Pompeii Sorrento

Sistine Chapel and the Colosseum in Rome, the excavations at Pompeii, the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Cassino and the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi

CRUISE to the Isle of Capri and by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice VIEW the ancient sites of Rome, the

Faraglioni Rocks on the Isle of Capri, the Benedictine Abbey in Monte Cassino, St Mark's Basilica in Venice, Santa Croce Basilica, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Duomo in Florence

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ARRIVE ROME (2 NIGHTS) Spend the day exploring Rome on your own before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and evening orientation drive past the iconic St. Peter's Basilica. (WR) Hotel: Grand Tiberio ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Our captivating journey through Rome begins at the Vatican Museums where we join a Local Specialist to view Michelangelo's frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and his Pietà in St. Peter's Basilica. We see the enduring symbols of Ancient Rome, including Circus Maximus, before spending the afternoon at leisure. (BB)

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FLORENCE EXCURSION Your Local Specialist shares all the sights of Florence today, including views of the magnificent marble Duomo, Baptistery and Piazza della Signoria. Later, you'll have some free time to explore or shop for high-quality leather goods in Florence's boutiques. This evening, we 'Connect With Locals' during a Be My Guest dinner at a farmhouse set amidst beautiful olive groves in the Tuscan countryside. (BB, DW,  )

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ROME – POMPEII – SORRENTO – ISLE OF CAPRI (2 NIGHTS) Venture south towards the ancient city of Pompeii. Here we join a Local Specialist who will share insights into the city's tragic history. Cruise to the captivating Isle of Capri next. (BB) Hotel: Regina Cristina CAPRI ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME Explore the glamour of Capri on a walking tour with a Local Specialist that will include views of the marina. Spend free time shopping at elegant boutiques or perhaps join an Optional Experience and explore the rugged coastline and hidden grottos by private motor launch. (BB, DW) ISLE OF CAPRI – NAPLES – CASSINO – PERUGIA – ASSISI We sail back across the Mediterranean to Naples and remember the brave soldiers who died during World War II at their final resting place in Cassino's Commonwealth War Cemetery. Venture north to the historic city of Perugia. Here we'll 'Dive Into Culture' and discover Italy's weaving tradition during a visit to Laboratorio Giuditta Brozzetti, a TreadRight and JoinTrafalgar Heritage Initiative project. Explore one of the last remaining traditional wooden frame hand-weaving workshops in the country, before continuing to the ancient hilltop town of Assisi where we will stay at one of Trafalgar's 'Stays With Stories' tonight. (BB,  ) Hotel: Cenacolo ASSISI SIGHTSEEING – VENICE (2 NIGHTS) Stroll through the narrow lanes of Assisi with a Local Specialist and visit the Basilica of St. Francis. Continue north to Venice. Enjoy a free evening watching the sun set over the Venetian Lagoon or consider joining an Optional Experience. (BB, DW) Hotel: Quattro Fontane VENICE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME The Winged Lion of Venice is your constant companion as you cruise by private launch to Giudecca Island. 'Dive Into Culture' and witness the delicate Venetian tradition of glassmaking before continuing to St. Mark's Square. See the Basilica, the Doge's Palace and Bridge of Sighs. (BB,  ) VENICE – PISA – MONTECATINI TERME (TUSCAN HILLS) (2 NIGHTS) This morning we travel to Pisa and to its Field of Miracles to view the famous Leaning Tower, before arriving in the spa-resort of Montecatini Terme in Tuscany. (BB) Hotel: Minerva Palace WR Welcome Reception BB Buffet Breakfast FB Full Breakfast

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MONTECATINI TERME (TUSCAN HILLS) – SIENA – ROME We admire the medieval beauty of Siena today, strolling to its shell-shaped Piazza del Campo. See the hilltop town's extraordinary architecture, shop for beautifully hand-painted ceramics or relax with a gelato at a pavement café. This evening, we celebrate a magnificent Italian adventure with newfound friends at a Farewell Dinner. (BB, FD) Hotel: Sheraton Parco de’ Medici DEPART ROME After breakfast, we say a fond farewell to Italy. Airport transfers are available to Fiumicino airport. Conditions apply. (BB)

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

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STAYS WITH STORIES Built to welcome pilgrims visiting Assisi, Hotel Cenacolo is a fully renovated old Franciscan convent in nearby Santa Maria degli Angeli. (Day 5)

DIVE INTO CULTURE Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing on Giudecca Island, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craftsmen have perfected over the centuries. (Day 7)

MAKE A DIFFERENCE Meet the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise in Perugia. Discover the history of Italian handweaving during a private demonstration, and see how your visit helps preserve this traditional art form. (Day 5)

DW Dinner With Wine FD Farewell Dinner

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Single Supplement (add to price above):

A$820 p.p.

22 Jun 19 to 29 Aug 19:

A$720 p.p.

Exceptions

9 Special Rate Solo Rooming: These departures

include 20-100% discount on our standard single supplement. Please see trafalgar.com for pricing.

CONNECT WITH LOCALS Join the Callistri family at their borgo in the Hamlet of Limonaia for a delicious Italian Be My Guest meal, olive oil tasting and leisurely walk through their olive groves and lemon orchards. (Day 9)

Price PP Start Rome

Young traveller discount:

SAVE A$420

EARLY BIRD SAVINGS

SAVE

A$440 p.p.

Multiple trip discount: SAVE up to A$110 Triple room discount:

SAVE A$130 p.p. Past guests: Unlock VIP benefits

MORE ABOUT YOUR

Trip

* All prices are per person, twin share. 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 Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7am and 9.30am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, A$144 per person.

TRIP CODE: ITBE

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ITA L IA N CON CERTO 11 DAYS | 2 COUNTRIES | 14 MEALS | FROM A$4095pp*

TAKE A WALKING TOUR PAST THE RUINS OF THE AMPHITHEATRE, TEMPLE OF APOLLO AND BASILICA, AND HEAR HOW THE ERUPTION OF MOUNT VESUVIUS DESTROYED POMPEII, BURYING IT UNDER TONS OF ASH.

VENICE

THE

2

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Icons

CITY TOUR in Rome, Pompeii, Capri

and Florence 2

ORIENTATION of Amalfi Town

FLORENCE

and Venice

VISIT St. Peter's Basilica and the

Colosseum in Rome, the ruins of Pompeii and the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Cassino

ROME

Cassino

3

Pompeii

▼ 3

Isle of Capri

AMALFI COAST

CRUISE to the Isle of Capri and private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice VIEW the ancient sites in Rome, the Benedictine Abbey in Cassino, the Duomo in Florence and St. Mark's Basilica in Venice

SMALL GROUP SIGHTSEEING a guided walking tour of Pompeii with a group size of no more than 25 guests

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ARRIVE ROME (3 NIGHTS) Embrace excess on this At Leisure jaunt through the highlights of Italy, which begins in Rome. Spend the day soaking up its vibrant atmosphere before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a Welcome Reception. We enjoy a leisurely orientation through the city this evening, crossing the Tiber into Ancient Rome before our journey through Italy begins. (WR) Hotel: Villafranca ROME SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE Explore the Vatican City this morning with a Local Specialist who will reveal all the highlights of St. Peter's Basilica. We venture into Ancient Rome next, to admire where exhilarating chariot races were once held, and pay a visit inside the Colosseum. Enjoy some free time this afternoon to explore on your own. From Roman ruins to Renaissance Palazzi - Rome has it all. (BB) ROME AT LEISURE Discover why the Italians say "it is sweet doing nothing", spending your day watching Rome's beautiful people embrace life lived to its fullest. Delve into its treasures spanning millennia – the museums, churches, gardens and architecture that remain as enduring symbols of a powerful city. Or perhaps consider an Optional Experience to Tivoli, site of the magnificent Villa d’Este Gardens. (BB) ROME – CASSINO – POMPEII – AMALFI COAST (MAIORI) (3 NIGHTS) Today we pay homage to the thousands of brave souls whose final resting place is the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Cassino. View the 6th-century Abbey that was destroyed during World War II, before venturing south to a city frozen in time. Join a Small Group Sightseeing tour through the excavations of Pompeii that yield the tragic story of a once vibrant city engulfed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Wander down the stone avenues past such sights as the Forum and Temple of Apollo. We arrive later at our hotel on the iconic Mediterranean Amalfi Coast where we'll dine tonight. (BB, DW) Hotel: San Pietro/Pietra di Luna AMALFI COAST AT LEISURE Indulge in a full free day at leisure. Consider joining an Optional Experience along the Amalfi Coast to the clifftop seaside village of Positano, a true painter's paradise. You could also choose to soak up the extraordinary beauty of the clifftop village of Ravello which has long inspired musicians, writers and artists. Smell the fresh scents of lemons as you stroll along cliffside terraces and indulge in the picture-perfect setting. After a day of sightseeing, spend a relaxing evening sipping limoncello and watching Salerno sky light up in glorious pinks, yellows and blues. (BB)

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for a guided walking tour with a Local Specialist who will share views of the Piazzetta, the heart and soul of this beautiful town. (BB)

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AMALFI COAST (MAIORI) – FLORENCE (2 NIGHTS) From Amalfi, we travel north through the rolling green and golden landscape of Umbria into scenic Tuscany before arriving in the Renaissance city of Florence. You'll have a free evening to amble along the Arno River, admire the famous city skyline at night from Piazzale Michelangelo, or indulge in the finest antipasti in town. (BB) Hotel: Grand Mediterraneo FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE Delve into the history of a city renowned for its art, architecture and cultural treasures. Join your Local Specialist for a city sightseeing tour, including views of the exquisite marble Duomo and Baptistery. Wander through the Piazza della Signoria, the centre of Florentine political life since the 14th century, with its prominent Palazzo Vecchio. Later, 'Connect With Locals' over a Be My Guest dinner at a castle set within a celebrated wine and olive oil estate. (BB, DW,  ) FLORENCE – VENICE (2 NIGHTS) A leisurely start to your day could see you visit the Accademia Gallery in Florence to see Michelangelo's David. Continue north bound for Venice, the Queen of the Adriatic and our home for the next two nights. (BB) Hotel: Principe/Amadeus VENICE ORIENTATION AND AT LEISURE Glide through the bustling canals of Venice on board a private launch. 'Dive Into Culture' witnessing first-hand the centuries-old craft of glassmaking on the island of Giudecca, before arriving at the gateway to the city, St. Mark's Square. Our love affair with Venice continues as we view St. Mark's Basilica, Doge's Palace and Bridge of Sighs, before enjoying a Farewell Dinner with our Travel Director and newfound friends to toast to the delicious flavours of Italy. (BB, FD,  ) DEPART VENICE For now our leisurely encounter with an extraordinary destination has come to an end. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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MO 01 JUL TH 11 JUL MO 08 JUL TH 18 JUL

Twin Share

Price PP Start Rome

End Venice

Twin Share

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4095 4125 4125

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4195 4095

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4250 4250

Single Supplement (add to price above):

A$960 p.p.

Exceptions

A$860 p.p.

08 Jul 19 to 19 Aug 19:

Young traveller discount:

SAVE A$420

Multiple trip discount: SAVE up to A$112

EARLY BIRD SAVINGS

Triple room discount:

SAVE A$160 p.p.

SAVE

A$448 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 The Pazzi and Medici feud is brought to light in this visit to the 12th-century Castle of Trebbio where you will enjoy a traditional Tuscan Be My Guest buffet, explore the cellars, and indulge in olive oil and wine tasting. (Day 8)

DIVE INTO CULTURE Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing on Giudecca Island, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craftsmen have perfected over the centuries. (Day 10)

MORE ABOUT YOUR

Trip

* All prices are per person, twin share. 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 Venice Marco Polo Airport at 8am and 9.30am.

AMALFI TOWN AND ISLE OF CAPRI EXCURSION This morning, we have some free time to stroll around the medieval town of Amalfi and see its 11th-century Romanesque Cathedral of Sant'Andrea and Campanile. Later, we set sail to the glamorous Island of Capri, ascending to Capri Town by funicular

WR Welcome Reception BB Buffet Breakfast FB Full Breakfast

Planner

YOUR HOLIDAY

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver A$135 per person.

TRIP CODE: ITCO DW Dinner With Wine FD Farewell Dinner

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ITA L IA N G LORY 13 DAYS | 2 COUNTRIES | 17 MEALS | FROM A$4795pp*

ENJOY A LEISURELY BREAK ON THE AMALFI COAST, EXPLORING ITS MEDIEVAL CLIFF-SIDE FISHING VILLAGES, CAFÉ CULTURE AND FLAVOURS OF LOCAL LIMONCELLO WHILE WATCHING THE WORLD GO BY.

2

Italian Lake District

THE

VENICE

2

COMO

MILAN

CITY TOUR in Milan, Florence, Pompeii and Rome

Verona

ITALY

Icons

▼ FLORENCE

ORIENTATION of Venice

2

VISIT the excavations at Pompeii, ▼

Amalfi Town, St. Peter's Basilica and the Colosseum

ROME

CRUISE by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice

3

Pompeii

3

AMALFI COAST

VIEW the Cathedral and La Scala

Opera House in Milan, Lake Como, St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, Juliet's Balcony in Verona, the Duomo in Florence and the ancient sites of Rome

SEE the Roman Arena in Verona and the Abbey at Cassino

SMALL GROUP SIGHTSEEING

guided visit with a Local Specialist to the excavations in Pompeii, with a group size of no more than 25 guests

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ARRIVE MILAN – COMO (2 NIGHTS) Stylish Milan is our launch pad to the Lake District, where we spend the first night of our At Leisure jaunt through Italy. After arriving in Como, unwind and soak up the peaceful atmosphere. Enjoy a leisurely stroll admiring the exquisite lakeside villas and gardens before meeting your travel companions and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Barchetta Excelsior MILAN EXCURSION The runways of Milan take centre stage today as we explore the fashion capital of Italy. Join a Local Specialist to see the iconic and unexpected highlights of this hard-working city. View the exquisite Gothic architecture of the Duomo, with its massive stained glass windows, the neo-classical La Scala and ornate Galleria with its imposing iron- and glass-domed roof. (BB)

YOUR HOLIDAY Price PP

8

9

10

COMO – VERONA – VENICE (2 NIGHTS) Journey to Verona to view Juliet's Balcony and the ancient Roman Arena, still in use today. Indulge in a leisurely cappuccino stop before continuing to Venice, where we will spend the next two nights. (BB, RM) Hotel: Le Boulevard VENICE ORIENTATION AND AT LEISURE Glide through the canals of Venice by private launch visiting some of the jewels in the crown of the Queen of the Adriatic. We travel to Giudecca Island and 'Dive Into Culture', witnessing the centuries-old Venetian tradition of glassmaking. Then, it's on to St. Mark's Square to admire the profound beauty of the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica. (BB,  ) VENICE – FLORENCE (2 NIGHTS) From Venice, we cross the Apennine Mountains to Florence, the Cradle of the Renaissance. Consider joining your Travel Director for a traditional Florentine dinner in the heart of Chianti Hills. (BB) Hotel: Grand Mediterraneo FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE This morning we join a Local Specialist on a leisurely walking tour to delve into the culture and history of Florence. We'll visit the Piazza del Duomo to view its multi-coloured marble Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, Piazza della Signoria, with its exquisite art and palazzi, and the 400-year-old Ponte Vecchio bridge. Admire spectacular views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo. Later, join your fellow travellers for an opportunity to 'Connect With Locals' during a Be My Guest dinner at a castle set within a celebrated wine and olive oil estate. (BB, DW,  ) FLORENCE – AMALFI COAST (MAIORI) (3 NIGHTS) Journey south through the Arno Valley, passing the Bay of Naples bound for Maiori on the Amalfi Coast, where we will dine tonight at our hotel. (BB, DW) Hotel: San Pietro/Pietra di Luna

Planner

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AMALFI COAST (MAIORI) - AMALFI TOWN EXCURSION This morning travel to Amalfi, perched perfectly on this dramatic stretch of coastline. See the 11th-century Sant'Andrea cathedral in the heart of the town, with its beautifully striped Byzantine façade, and soak up the laidback atmosphere. You'll also have time to join an Optional Experience to Positano. (BB) AMALFI COAST AT LEISURE Relax at your hotel on the Amalfi Coast or wander past fragrant lemon terraces. You have a full free day to indulge in your heart's desires – consider a fresh seafood lunch, from sea to table, or take a dip in the welcoming, warm Mediterranean waters. (BB) AMALFI COAST (MAIORI) – POMPEII – ROME (3 NIGHTS) Embark on a Small Group Sightseeing walking tour and discover the lost city of Pompeii, which was buried under volcanic ash when Mount Vesuvius erupted. Continue to the Eternal City of Rome later, enjoying views of the 6th-century Benedictine Abbey in Cassino en route. (BB) Hotel: Grand Tiberio ROME SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE Spend the morning in the Vatican City with a Local Specialist, visiting St. Peter's Basilica to view Michelangelo's sorrowful Pietà. Consider an Optional Experience to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with its exquisite frescoed ceilings. Then, cross the Tiber into Ancient Rome to see the Circus Maximus, and visit the impressive Colosseum. This afternoon, we have time to explore the city on our own terms. (BB) ROME AT LEISURE Indulge in a full free day to explore the passionate embrace of the city and its zesty locals. Ease into la dolce vita or consider an Optional Experience to Tivoli, where you can visit Villa d'Este and its magnificent Renaissance gardens and exquisite fountains. This evening, we enjoy a Farewell Dinner with newfound friends and your Travel Director before bidding arrivederci to Rome. (BB, FD) DEPART ROME Our unforgettable encounter with Italy comes to an end today. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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Price PP Start Milan

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5095 5095 5095 5050

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4925 4925

Single Supplement (add to price above):

A$960 p.p.

Exceptions

A$830 p.p.

02 Jul 19 to 20 Aug 19:

Young traveller discount:

SAVE A$490

Multiple trip discount: SAVE up to A$127

EARLY BIRD SAVINGS

Triple room discount:

SAVE A$200 p.p.

SAVE

A$510 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 The Pazzi and Medici feud is brought to light in this visit to the 12th-century Castle of Trebbio where you will enjoy a traditional Tuscan Be My Guest buffet, explore the cellars, and indulge in olive oil and wine tasting. (Day 6)

DIVE INTO CULTURE Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing on Giudecca Island, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craftsmen have perfected over the centuries. (Day 4)

* All prices are per person, twin share. Airport transfers: On arrival at Milan Malpensa Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 1pm and 3.30pm to Lake Como. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7am and 9.30am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, A$171 per person.

TRIP CODE: ITGL

WR Welcome Reception BB Buffet Breakfast FB Full Breakfast

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B E S T OF I TALY 13 DAYS | 2 COUNTRIES | 19 MEALS | FROM A$3775pp*

EXPERIENCE ALL THE MESMERISING HIGHLIGHTS OF ITALY, INCLUDING THE DELECTABLE FLAVOURS THAT HAVE INSPIRED ITS PASSIONATE LOCALS TO COIN THE PHRASE: “FIRST WE EAT, THEN WE DO EVERYTHING ELSE...”

2 Milan

2

ITALY

Museums

CITY TOUR in Rome, Pompeii, Capri, Assisi and Florence

FLORENCE

Pisa

Icons

VIP ADMISSION to the Vatican

Verona

LAKE MAGGIORE

THE

VENICE

Lake Como

2

ORIENTATION of Venice and Milan

San Gimignano

1

ROME

1 2

VISIT St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine

ASSISI

Cassino

▼ Isle of Capri

Pompeii 2 SORRENTO

Chapel and the Colosseum in Rome, the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Cassino, the excavations at Pompeii, Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi, Lake Como and San Gimignano

CRUISE to the Isle of Capri and private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice VIEW the Abbey in Monte Cassino,

Juliet's Balcony in Verona, St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, the Cathedral and La Scala Opera House in Milan, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Duomo in Florence

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DAY

YOUR

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ARRIVE ROME (2 NIGHTS) Savour some free time in Rome before joining your companions and Travel Director later for a Welcome Reception and orientation drive. (WR) Hotel: Una/Victoria

2

ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Join a Local Specialist for an included sightseeing tour in the Vatican Museums. 'Dive Into Culture' and admire the Bramante staircase and Michelangelo's magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel, then see the marble masterpiece of the Pietà. We venture to Ancient Rome to visit the Colosseum and see Circus Maximus. Spend the afternoon at leisure. (BB, )

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ROME – CASSINO – POMPEII – SORRENTO (2 NIGHTS) Visit the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Cassino, then view the Benedictine Abbey, which featured as the site of the Battle of Monte Cassino in 1944. Continue to Pompeii, where you'll join a Local Specialist. (BB, DW) Hotel: La Residenza/Johanna Park ISLE OF CAPRI EXCURSION Cross the Bay of Naples by ferry to the Isle of Capri and join a Local Specialist for a guided walking tour in Capri Town, before returning to the mainland. (BB) SORRENTO – ASSISI Our Local Specialist will take us on a walking tour in Assisi to visit the Basilica of St. Francis. We'll stay at one of Trafalgar's 'Stays With Stories' – a fully renovated old Franciscan convent. (BB, DW,  ) Hotel: Cenacolo ASSISI – VERONA – VENICE (2 NIGHTS) We journey through the Emilia Romagna region, credited with being the origin of tortellini, mortadella and parmesan cheese. Travel to Verona and later Venice, where we enjoy a Regional Meal. (BB, RM) Hotel: Biasutti/ Viktoria Palace Please note: On certain departures Verona will be visited on Day 8 instead of Day 6.

7

VENICE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME We venture to the island of Giudecca where we'll 'Dive Into Culture', watching centuries-old glassmaking traditions. We continue to St. Mark's Square to view the Basilica, then Doge's Palace and the Bridge of Sighs, before an afternoon at leisure. (BB, )

YOUR HOLIDAY Price PP

11

FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME The elegant Duomo dominates the skyline as we join a Local Specialist to visit Piazza della Signoria. (BB)

12

FLORENCE – SAN GIMIGNANO – ROME This morning we visit the Tuscan hill-town of San Gimignano, featuring extraordinary examples of medieval architecture. This evening in Rome we enjoy a Farewell Dinner. (BB, FD) Hotel: Sheraton Parco de’ Medici

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DEPART ROME Transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino Airport. Conditions apply. (BB)

MORE ABOUT YOUR

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 Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7am and 9.30am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, A$171 per person.

TRIP CODE: ITBO Young traveller discount:

SAVE A$480

EARLY BIRD SAVINGS

SAVE

A$523 p.p.

TRIP

Multiple trip discount: SAVE up to A$131 Triple room discount:

SAVE A$170 p.p. 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

VENICE – MILAN – LAKE MAGGIORE (2 NIGHTS) Today's journey takes us to Milan. An orientation tour takes us past the Gothic Duomo, La Scala Opera House and the famous Galleria. (BB, DW) Hotel: Simplon/Grand Dino

9

LAKE COMO EXCURSION Indulge in free time to explore Lake Como. This evening, we venture by private boat to a secluded island on Lake Maggiore where we'll 'Connect With Locals' over a Be My Guest dinner. (BB, DW,  )

STAYS WITH STORIES

LAKE MAGGIORE – PISA – FLORENCE (2 NIGHTS) Tuscany lures us past Genoa to Pisa and its Square of Miracles where we will view the Leaning Tower. Our next stop is Florence. (BB) Hotel: Grand Mediterraneo/ Adler Cavalieri

DIVE INTO CULTURE

WR Welcome Reception BB Buffet Breakfast FB Full Breakfast

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Planner

Join Signor Telli for an exclusive dinner at his family run restaurant on the secluded Isola Madre island. (Day 9)

Hotel Cenacolo is a fully renovated old Franciscan convent in nearby Santa Maria degli Angeli. (Day 5)

Follow in the footsteps of Michelangelo when visiting the Vatican Museums. Ascend the spiral staircase designed by architect Donato Bramante, in a part of the Vatican not open to the public. (Day 2) DW Dinner With Wine FD Farewell Dinner

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4 Autumn, Winter, Spring (WTBO): Departures marked

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1 Festive Celebrations: Christmas and New Year

Celebrations have been arranged for these departures. Join us in Europe to celebrate the Festive Season.

9 Special Rate Solo Rooming: These departures

include 20-100% discount on our standard single supplement. Please see trafalgar.com for pricing.

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SOUTHERN ITALY AND SICILY 10 DAYS | 1 COUNTRY | 14 MEALS | FROM A$3395pp*

SLOW DOWN TO THE LANGUID PACE OF THE SOUTH, A PART OF ITALY THAT MARCHES TO ITS OWN TUNE. EASE INTO THIS LEISURELY EXPLORATION OF THE SOUTH AND SICILY.

ROME

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Cassino

ITALY Pompeii

2

SORRENTO

THE

Isle of Capri

Icons

CITY TOUR in Pompeii, Capri, Taormina, Agrigento and Palermo

VISIT the Commonwealth War

Cemetery in Cassino, the excavations at Pompeii, the ruins of the ancient Greek Theatre at Taormina, the Temples of Concord and Juno at Agrigento, Erice, Monreale Cathedral and Mondello

Mondello Erice

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Monreale

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ARRIVE ROME Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City, which you'll have an opportunity to explore on your own before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception this evening. Enjoy an orientation drive – a perfect introduction to this beautiful city, the centre of which has been proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its ruins, imposing monuments, statues and fountains. (WR) Hotel: Villafranca ROME – CASSINO – POMPEII – SORRENTO (2 NIGHTS) From Rome, visit the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Cassino to commemorate those who died here in the WWII battle, then view the Benedictine Abbey, originally founded by Saint Benedict in the 6th century. Next, stop at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pompeii. Your Local Specialist will take you on a walking tour of the excavations buried for centuries under a layer of volcanic ash after Mount Vesuvius erupted. See such sites as the Gymnasium, the Temple of Apollo and the impressive Basilica before arriving later at your hotel in Sorrento. (BB, DW) Hotel: Johanna Park SORRENTO – ISLE OF CAPRI EXCURSION Take a ferry to the Isle of Capri, the isle of Sirens according to Greek mythology. You'll ascend to Capri town by funicular railway and see the famous Piazzetta during your guided walking tour with a Local Specialist. Spend some free time people-watching at one of the local cafés before returning to the mainland where you can enjoy free time in Sorrento. (BB)

6

TAORMINA FREE DAY Enjoy a full day to do as you please in this beautiful resort town. Shop, relax, see the sights of your choice or consider an Optional Experience. Whatever you decide, your Travel Director will be on hand to help you get the most out of your day. Tonight 'Connect With Locals' during a Be My Guest dinner hosted at a beautiful Sicilian winery and restaurant overlooking Mount Etna. (BB, DW,  )

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TAORMINA – AGRIGENTO Enjoy views of Enna on the way to Agrigento, where your Local Specialist will take you to the Valley of the Temples - the finest Greek sanctuary in WR Welcome Reception BB Buffet Breakfast FB Full Breakfast

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Sicily. See the Temple of Concord and the Temple of Juno overlooking the sea. (BB) Hotel: Dioscuri Bay Palace

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AGRIGENTO – ERICE – MONDELLO – PALERMO (2 NIGHTS) Travel to Erice and explore this famous hilltop medieval town in western Sicily with its cobbled streets, Norman Castles and stunning views of the sea, salt pans and wooded hillsides. Perhaps take a walk to the ruins of Venus Castle with its Balio Gardens. Before arriving in Palermo, the Sicilian capital, visit the chic seaside resort of Mondello, with its beautiful beach, popular with the elite Palermitans. (BB) Hotel: Garibaldi PALERMO SIGHTSEEING AND EXCURSION TO MONREALE Meet your Local Specialist this morning for a sightseeing tour of Palermo. See Palermo's famous Opera House and the Cathedral. Travel to Monreale for views of La Conca d'Oro and explore the magnificent 12th-century Norman Cathedral. Later join your companions and celebrate your journey with a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant. (BB, FD) DEPART PALERMO Say arrivederci to Sicily and your newfound friends at the end of a memorable holiday. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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3425

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3425 3425 3425 3425

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3425 3425 3425

Single Supplement (add to price above):

A$640 p.p.

Young traveller discount:

SAVE A$340

EARLY BIRD SAVINGS

SAVE

A$350 p.p.

TRIP

Multiple trip discount: SAVE up to A$87 Triple room discount:

SAVE A$100 p.p. Past guests: Unlock VIP benefits

Highlights

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

SORRENTO – TAORMINA (GIARDINI NAXOS) (3 NIGHTS) Drive south via Salerno and through Calabria, crossing the straits of Messina to Sicily and the beachside resort town of Giardini Naxos below Taormina. This evening, enjoy dinner at your hotel. (BB, DW) Hotel: Sant Alphio Garden TAORMINA SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Your Local Specialist will take you on a walking tour of Taormina on the slopes of Monte Tauro overlooking the sea. Visit the Greek theatre and the sub-tropical terraced gardens. Then, stroll along the elegant Corso Umberto with a gelsi gelato and on to the Piazza for splendid panoramic views across the bay. Later, there's free time for shopping for souvenirs and handmade lace on the Corso. (BB)

Planner

YOUR HOLIDAY

CONNECT WITH LOCALS Visit Maria Marano's wine farm at the foot of Mount Etna for a walking tour through the estate, and enjoy home-made appetisers accompanied by local wine at a Be My Guest dinner. (Day 6)

MORE ABOUT YOUR

TRAFALGAR

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Taste testing Tartufo gelato in Calabria on the way to or from Sicily is an incredible food experience! Giuseppe Mastroianni, Travel Director

Trip

* All prices are per person, twin share. 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 Palermo Airport at 8am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, A$131 per person.

TRIP CODE: ITSC

DW Dinner With Wine FD Farewell Dinner

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B E S T OF I TALY AN D SI C ILY 15 DAYS | 2 COUNTRIES | 20 MEALS | FROM A$5295pp*

SEE THE IMPERIAL MONUMENTS OF ROME, THE ROMANESQUE ARCHITECTURE OF PISA AND VENETIAN GLASSBLOWING ON GIUDECCA ISLAND. TRAVEL THROUGH THE HEART OF ITALY TO POMPEII, NAPLES AND SORRENTO BEFORE YOUR SICILIAN HOP.

THE

Icons

VIP ADMISSION to the Vatican Museums

VENICE

CITY TOUR in Rome, Florence, Pompeii, Palermo, Agrigento, Assisi and Capri

2

ITALY

Pisa

ORIENTATION of Venice, Taormina

1

and Sorrento

FLORENCE

VISIT St. Peter's Basilica, the

ASSISI

Colosseum, the Basilica of St. Francis, the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Cassino, the excavations at Pompeii, Monreale Cathedral, Mondello, the Valley of the Temples, the Isle of Capri and the Sistine Chapel

1

ROME

1 Cassino

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Isle of Capri

OVERNIGHT CRUISE

Monreale

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VIEW the ancient sites of Rome,

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Mondello

CRUISE by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice and sail to the Isle of Capri

SICILY

TAORMINA

Leaning Tower of Pisa, Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo in Florence, St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, Palermo Cathedral and the fortress town of Enna and the Benedictine Abbey in Monte Cassino

SIGHTSEEING

Sicilian Lemons And Oranges

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YOUR

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ARRIVE ROME (2 NIGHTS) Journey to Rome – a city with an irresistible verve and once the capital of the world. Later, you'll join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and orientation drive to admire the city's iconic and unexpected highlights. (WR) Hotel: Il Cantico ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME We visit the Vatican City this morning, joining an included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist to see Michelangelo's magnificent Pietà inside St. Peter's Basilica. Ancient Rome is our next stop. See the Circus Maximus and visit the Colosseum where gladiators and slaves once fought to their deaths. (BB) ROME – PISA – FLORENCE We venture north to Pisa and visit the Square of Miracles and see the Leaning Tower that bears this city's name. A short drive takes us to Florence, the Cradle of the Renaissance, where we'll spend the evening at leisure. (BB) Hotel: Grand Mediterraneo FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING – VENICE (2 NIGHTS) The magnificent marble Duomo, Santa Croce Basilica, Ponte Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria feature on our walking tour with a Local Specialist through Florence's streets. Spend some time at leisure before leaving Florence for Venice. (BB) Hotel: Le Boulevard VENICE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME 'Dive Into Culture' and witness the centuries-old craft of glassblowing on Giudecca Island. Embark on an orientation cruise by private launch to the gateway of Venice, St. Mark's Square. See the Doge's Palace, St. Mark's Cathedral and the Bridge of Sighs. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore more of the city's sights. (BB,  )

AT SEA – PALERMO – EXCURSION TO MONREALE We arrive this morning in Palermo where we will join our Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour, which includes the Teatro Massimo and Piazza Bellini. We continue to Monreale on the slopes of Monte Caputo overlooking the orange, olive and almond groves of La Conca d'Oro. Here we'll visit the 12th-century Norman Cathedral before returning to Palermo this afternoon. (BB) Hotel: Mercure Centro

WR Welcome Reception BB Buffet Breakfast FB Full Breakfast

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L Lunch D Dinner RM Regional Meal

PALERMO – MONDELLO – AGRIGENTO Visit the lively seaside town of Mondello before continuing your journey to Agrigento. Join a Local Specialist to tour the impressive Greek Valley of Temples dating back to 6th-century BC. This evening we dine in our hotel.  (BB, DW) Hotel: Dioscuri Bay Palace AGRIGENTO – TAORMINA (2 NIGHTS) We travel through the vineyards of the southern hills towards the seaside resort of Taormina, your home for the next two nights. Enjoy spectacular vistas and a taste of la dolce vita  in this hillside town, enjoying free time on arrival. (BB) Hotel: Villa Esperia TAORMINA FREE DAY Spend the day relaxing at your chic Sicilian resort. Consider joining an Optional Experience to Savoca, the village made famous by ‘The Godfather', and Europe's most active volcano, Mount Etna. This evening, 'Connect With Locals' during a Be My Guest dinner hosted at a vineyard on the slopes of Mount Etna. (BB, DW,  )

12

TAORMINA – SORRENTO (2 NIGHTS) Today we cross the Straits of Messina to mainland Italy by ferry, driving north through rustic Calabria via Salerno to our hotel in Sorrento. (BB, DW) Hotel: La Residenza

13

ISLE OF CAPRI EXCURSION We cruise to the charming Isle of Capri where we'll enjoy a guided walking tour of Capri Town with a Local Specialist. (BB)

14

VENICE – ASSISI We drive south through the golden fields of Umbria to the green heart of Italy, stopping at the mystical medieval hilltop town of Assisi. Join a Local Specialist for a walking tour of the town, which includes a visit to the Basilica of St. Francis to view its magnificent frescoes. (BB, DW) Hotel: Grand ASSISI – CASSINO – POMPEII – NAPLES – AT SEA We pay homage to the thousands of brave souls who lost their lives during the Battle of Monte Cassino, stopping at the Commonwealth War Cemetery en route to Pompeii. Join a Local Specialist to delve into the tragic history of the city before continuing to Naples for your overnight cruise to Palermo, Sicily's fiery capital. (BB)

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YOUR HOLIDAY

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SORRENTO – ROME – VATICAN EXPERIENCE Admire the dramatic coastline, driving north from Sorrento to the Eternal City of Rome. This afternoon, we 'Dive Into Culture' gaining priority access to the Vatican Museums where a Local Specialist will take us on a guided tour. Admire the magnificent frescoed ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, painted by Michelangelo in the 16th century, and observe the array of exquisite artefacts at the Museo Gregoriano Profano. You'll also enjoy an exclusive al fresco Farewell Dinner against the spectacular backdrop of St. Peter's. (BB, FD,  ) Hotel: Sheraton Parco de’ Medici DEPART ROME For now it's a fond Ciao Roma  as we prepare to depart for our journey home. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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* All prices are per person, twin share. 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 Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7am and 9.30am.

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5295 5350

FR 05 JUL FR 19 JUL FR 19 JUL FR 02 AUG

5350 5350

FR 03 MAY FR 10 MAY FR 17 MAY FR 24 MAY FR 31 MAY

FR 17 MAY FR 24 MAY FR 31 MAY FR 07 JUN FR 14 JUN

5350 5350 5350 5350 5350

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5350 5350 5395

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5350 5350 5350 5350

FR 06 SEP FR 13 SEP FR 20 SEP FR 27 SEP

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5350

Single Supplement (add to price above):

A$900 p.p.

Exceptions

A$870 p.p.

21 Jun 19 to 16 Aug 19:

Young traveller discount:

SAVE A$530

Multiple trip discount: SAVE up to A$135

EARLY BIRD SAVINGS

Triple room discount:

SAVE A$150 p.p.

SAVE

A$540 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 Visit Maria Marano's wine farm at the foot of Mount Etna for a walking tour through the estate and cellars, and enjoy home-made appetisers accompanied by the local wine at a Be My Guest dinner. (Day 11)

DIVE INTO CULTURE Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing on Giudecca Island, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craftsmen have perfected over the centuries. (Day 5)

Vatican Experience PRIVATE TOUR AND EXCLUSIVE DINNER Enjoy a private visit inside the Vatican where you will tour the Museo Gregoriano Profano featuring Roman and Ancient Greek antiquities before an exclusive private dinner.

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, A$197 per person.

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DW Dinner With Wine FD Farewell Dinner

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GRAND ITALIAN EXPERIENCE 17 DAYS | 2 COUNTRIES | 24 MEALS | FROM A$5575pp*

JOURNEY FROM THE ITALIAN LAKES TO THE AMALFI COAST AND TRULLI LIMESTONE HOUSES OF ALBEROBELLO, WITH ALL THE HIGHLIGHTS IN VENICE, FLORENCE AND ROME, AND SOME TRAFALGAR SURPRISES IN BETWEEN

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ITALY

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Verona

TRENTO

THE

ITALIAN LAKES

2

VENICE

VIP ADMISSION to the Vatican

Milan

Museums

Genoa

VIAREGGIO

2

Pisa

Icons

CITY TOUR in Rome, Alberobello, Capri, Pompeii, Assisi, Genoa and Florence

FLORENCE

2

1

ORIENTATION of Venice

ASSISI

VISIT St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine

Isle of Capri

Pompeii 2 SORRENTO

ROME

1 2

2 ALBEROBELLO

Chapel and the Colosseum in Rome, the excavations at Pompeii and the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi

CRUISE to the Isle of Capri and private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice VIEW the ancient sites of Rome,

St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, the Cathedral and La Scala Opera House in Milan, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo in Florence

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ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Embark on an included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist, to see Michelangelo's Pietà. Then, venture to Ancient Rome to see Circus Maximus and visit the Colosseum. (BB)

14

ALBEROBELLO SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME The conical limestone houses of Alberobello take centre stage during our guided tour with a Local Specialist. 'Connect With Locals' this evening over a Be My Guest dinner at a traditional masseria. (BB, DW,  )

ISLE OF CAPRI EXCURSION Cruise to the Isle of Capri. Enjoy a guided tour of Capri Town. (BB)

7

SORRENTO – POMPEII – ASSISI Explore the tragic history of the ancient lost city of Pompeii with a Local Specialist. Continue to the mystical hill-town of Assisi, where you'll join a Local Specialist for a walking tour, followed by dinner at your hotel. (BB, DW) Hotel: Grand

9

ASSISI – VERONA – VENICE (MURANO) (2 NIGHTS) Visit the fair city of Verona and view Juliet's Balcony and the Roman Arena. Then, venture to Venice. (BB,  ) Hotel: LaGare MGallery VENICE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME 'Dive Into Culture' this morning and witness the delicate craft of Venetian glassblowing. Glide by private launch to view the Bridge of Sighs, ornate Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica before spending time at leisure. (BB,  )

10

VENICE (MURANO) – TRENTO We visit Trento and wander around the Piazza Duomo before checking in to our hotel. (BB) Hotel: Grand

11

TRENTO – MILAN – ITALIAN LAKES Continue north, bound for Milan. You'll have some time on your own after an orientation of the city's iconic sights. See the exquisite Gothic Duomo, La Scala Opera House and the Galleria. We spend this afternoon on the quiet shores of Lake Maggiore. (BB, DW) Hotel: Simplon/Grand Dino

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VIAREGGIO FREE DAY Indulge in a full free day to soak up the laidback atmosphere, or consider joining an Optional Experience where you'll embark on an encounter with the cliff-side villages of Cinque Terre. (BB) VIAREGGIO – PISA – FLORENCE (2 NIGHTS) Travel to Pisa to view its famous Leaning Tower before continuing to Florence. This afternoon is yours at leisure. (BB) Hotel: Grand Mediterraneo FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Join a Local Specialist this morning to view the city's finest masterpieces – the Duomo, Giotto's Bell Tower and the 13th-century Santa Croce Basilica. Enjoy a free afternoon.  (BB) FLORENCE – ROME – VATICAN EXPERIENCE We journey through the sprawling vineyards of Chianti, past the hill-towns of Umbria before arriving in Rome. This evening we 'Dive Into Culture' at an exclusive Farewell dining experience in the Museo Gregoriano Profano or the magnificent surrounds of the Salone di Raffaello in the Pinacoteca. Gain access to the Museum before dinner, then continue your evening with a tour of the Vatican Museums with a Local Specialist, after it closes to the public, including views of Michelangelo's frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. (BB, FD,  ) Hotel: Sheraton Parco De Medici DEPART ROME We say arrivederci to Rome and our newfound friends at the end of our Grand Italian Experience. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

MORE ABOUT YOUR

Trip

* All prices are per person, twin share. 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 Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7am and 9.30am. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, A$223 per person.

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5575

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5725 5825 5850 5850

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5825 5825 5825 5825

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5825 5825

Single Supplement (add to price above):

A$990 p.p.

20 Jun 19 to 25 Jul 19:

A$930 p.p.

Exceptions

Young traveller discount:

SAVE A$580

Multiple trip discount: SAVE up to A$150

EARLY BIRD SAVINGS

Triple room discount:

SAVE A$230 p.p.

SAVE

A$600 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 Meet Signor Luciano on his Alberobello farm where you can taste seasonal produce, including fresh almonds, cherries, tomatoes and olive oil, as well as enjoy a local stone masonry demonstration at our Be My Guest dinner. (Day 4)

STAYS WITH STORIES Preserving the tradition of Murano glass art, LaGare Hotel retains its industrial architecture, embodying the spirit of the glass blowers who once plied their trade there. (Day 8)

PRIVATE TOUR AND EXCLUSIVE DINNER

DIVE INTO CULTURE

Enjoy a private visit inside the Vatican where you will tour the Museo Gregoriano Profano featuring Roman and Ancient Greek antiquities before an exclusive private dinner.

Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing on Murano Island, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craftsmen have perfected over the centuries. (Day 9)

ITALIAN LAKES – GENOA – VIAREGGIO (2 NIGHTS) Journey to Genoa where a Local Specialist will show us this city's majestic architecture. Continue to seaside resort of Viareggio where we will dine at our hotel. (BB, DW) Hotel: Mercure

WR Welcome Reception BB Buffet Breakfast FB Full Breakfast

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ALBEROBELLO – SORRENTO (2 NIGHTS) View the Piazza Tasso and Corso Italia in Sorrento before spending the rest of the day on your own. Tonight we dine at our hotel. (BB, DW) Hotel: La Residenza

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ARRIVE ROME (2 NIGHTS) Blaze a trail through la bella Italia starting in Rome. Meet your travel companions and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and orientation drive this evening. (WR) Hotel: Crowne Plaza St. Peter’s

ROME – ALBEROBELLO (2 NIGHTS) We journey east through the orange and olive groves of Puglia. Dinner tonight is at our hotel. (BB, DW) Hotel: Sierra Silvana

Planner

YOUR HOLIDAY

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B E S T OF I TALY AN D GR EE C E 10 DAYS | 3 COUNTRIES | 14 MEALS | FROM A$4195pp*

ADMIRE THE ART AND ARCHITECTURE OF ROME AND THE RICH CULTURAL HERITAGE OF FLORENCE. VISIT THE MONASTERIES OF METEORA AND SEE THE SIGHT OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ORACLE IN THE CLASSICAL WORLD.

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CRUISE by private launch to St. Mark's Square VIEW the ancient sites of Rome, the

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ARRIVE ROME (2 NIGHTS) Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and evening orientation drive to view some of this city's magnificent sites. (WR) Hotel: Crowne Plaza St. Peter’s

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ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME Visit St. Peter's Basilica and view Michelangelo's Pietà with a Local Specialist. See the Circus Maximus where chariot races were once held and visit the impressive Colosseum. (BB)

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ROME SIGHTSEEING – FLORENCE This morning, head to the Vatican with a Local Specialist. 'Dive Into Culture' as you ascend the Bramante staircase, then admire Michelangelo's frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. Later, drive north to Renaissance Florence in Tuscany. Tonight, 'Connect With Locals' over a Be My Guest dinner in the Chianti countryside. (BB, DW,  ,  ) Hotel: Cosmopolitan Concept

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FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING – VENICE (2 NIGHTS) Your Local Specialist reveals Florence's rich cultural heritage during your walking tour. Visit Piazza della Signoria and view the marble Duomo, the famous Baptistery, and Ponte Vecchio. Travel through the Apennines and cross the Veneto plains to Venice. (BB) Hotel: Novotel Mestre Castellana

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VENICE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME Cruise by private launch to Giudecca Island, where you'll 'Dive Into Culture' and witness the Venetian tradition of glass making. See the Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark's Square, St. Mark's Basilica and the ornate Doge's Palace. This afternoon, consider taking an Optional Experience to one of the islands in the lagoon. (BB, )

IGOUMENITSA – METEORA – KALAMBAKA Arrive early at the port of Igoumenitsa and travel along the foothills of the Athamanika mountains before arriving at the UNESCO-listed monasteries of Meteora. Your Local Specialist will guide you on a visit to two of the six monasteries built on sandstone rocks that tower above the town. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB, D) Hotel: Amalia/ Meteora/Grand Meteora KALAMBAKA – DELPHI Drive south towards Mount Parnassos and Delphi, where we will stay overnight. Join a Local Specialist and see the site of the most important oracle in the classical world and walk the Sacred Way to the Temple of Apollo where athletes competed in the Pythian Games. (BB) Hotel: Amalia/Aegli DELPHI – ATHENS SIGHTSEEING We depart the 'navel of the earth' this morning and travel to Athens where we'll discover the city's rich heritage during our morning sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Marvel at the Agora, the Royal Palace and the Temple of Zeus. See Hadrian's Arch and the stadium where the first modern Olympics took place in 1896. Indulge in a Farewell Dinner to celebrate the end of your trip. (BB, FD) Hotel: Divani Palace Acropolis/Radisson Blu Park/Crowne Plaza DEPART ATHENS Say goodbye to your fellow travellers and Travel Director after an unforgettable journey or join a 4-day Aegean Cruise, for more information see below. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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Extend your time in Greece with a 6-day visit to Mykonos or Santorini. See our website for full details.

VENICE – OVERNIGHT FERRY Travel south to the ancient port city of Ancona to board your overnight ferry to mainland Greece. (BB, D)

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DISEMBARK – ATHENS This morning, 14 disembark from your ship for your transfer KUSADASI – PATMOS Arrive early at the to the airport. (BB) port of Kusadasi in Turkey where you will enjoy a complementary shore excursion. Continue on to Patmos, where you might join Flights: Onward flights from Athens airport an Optional Experience to the cave where the should not be scheduled before 12 noon. Book of Revelation was written. (BB, L, D) From A$1795 per person twin share (Moderate A (IA) cabin). RHODES Arrive in Rhodes. Explore the Single supplement available from A$150. fascinating medieval Old Town on your complimentary shore excursion. (BB, L, D) TRIP CODE: ICLAM/M1/M2/S/L/E HERAKLION – SANTORINI Disembark in Heraklion on the island of Crete, and

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Highlights

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

CONNECT WITH LOCALS Enjoy a local Tuscan Be My Guest dinner 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 3)

DIVE INTO CULTURE Ascend the staircase designed by famous architect Donato Bramante, in a part of the Vatican not open to the public. (Day 3) Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing on Giudecca Island, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craftsmen have perfected over the centuries. (Day 5)

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* All prices are per person, twin share. Airport transfers: On arrival to 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. Complimentary departure transfers will be available for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying in an Athens hotel booked by Trafalgar. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, A$131 per person.

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

GUIDED HOLIDAYS INCLUDING TRAIN JOURNEYS OR WITH CELESTYAL CRUISE Deposit required $200 Final Payment 45 days NO OF DAYS PENALTY 45 days and over Deposit

Deposit required Final Payment NO OF DAYS 45 days and over

$200 45 days PENALTY Deposit

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25%

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YOUR GUIDED HOLIDAY BOOKING Trafalgar Tours (Aust) Pty 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. All contracts with Trafalgar are made subject to the terms of these booking conditions. 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. WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE GUIDED HOLIDAY PRICE Intra-trip Travel By private motorcoach, trains, cruises and ferries (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 and sightseeing trips, 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. Quad occupancy is based on four guests sharing one room with two beds and may be used only for two adults and two children aged 17 or younger. Quad rooms are only available on Family Experiences with a limit of 2 adults in that room. Accommodation is typically based on two-bedded rooms with a private bath. Rollaway beds are not included in either the triple or quad prices. 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

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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 English-speaking Local Host services. Meals Meals are included as detailed on itineraries. Sightseeing Experiences, entrance fees and an Englishspeaking 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 is included in the price. Motorcoach 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. Carry-ons 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.

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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 dining-room 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, non-transferable 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 nonrefundable deposit or payment in full at the time of booking, see ‘Air Arrangements’ section. 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 days prior to the departure date. 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. A fee of 1% will be applied at the time of payment when paying by credit card. 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. Early Bird Savings Savings are applied at the time of booking, apply to the LAND-only portion of holidays featuring

No additional deposit required In accordance with guided holiday PENALTY $35 Higher of $35 or 25% of accommodation price Higher of $35 or 30% of accommodation price 100% of accommodation price 100% of accommodation price

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 prices section of the itinerary online at trafalgar.com for current availability. Travel Documents Provided full payment has been received and registration completed, travel documents will be available 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. Trafalgar will require full passport information (full name, date of birth, passport number, issue and expiry dates) prior to final payment. 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 Name 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. 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 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. 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:

CHARGEABLE 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 $35 Higher of $35 or 25% of transfer price Higher of $35 or 30% of transfer price 100% of transfer price 100% of transfer price

• If notice of cancellation is received by Trafalgar more than 45 days prior to the guided holiday departure date, deposit will be retained. • If full payment is not received 45 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 Gold Seal Additional Protection. • 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. The charges detailed in the Summary Booking and Cancellation Terms table (includes GST), representing costs incurred by Trafalgar in cancelling your travel arrangements, will apply when notice of cancellation for guided holiday is given after the booking is confirmed. Please also refer to Trafalgar’s Gold Seal Additional Protection. • If a guest fails to join the guided holiday on the day of departure, cancellation fees will be 100% (unless the guest notifies us of the delay and joins the guided holiday later at their own expense). • Cancellation fees as per the Summary Booking and Cancellation Terms table apply to additional accommodation and/or chargeable transfers prior to and after the guided holiday or cruise reserved through Trafalgar and are additional to any cancellation fees or other charges that may be levied by your Travel Agent. Airline Flights/Tickets: After deposit has been received, any change incurs a $35 service fee per person PLUS any additional change/cancellation fee imposed by the Airline. Some airfares including published fares booked by Trafalgar are non-changeable and non-refundable. See ‘Air Cancellation’ section below. • 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 and nationality 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 $35 per person, 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 holiday 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

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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. For up-to-date pricing contact your Travel Agent or visit trafalgar.com. 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 Australian 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 airrelated 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 or triple room. Only one Young Traveller discount per room is permitted, except on Family Experiences, where the limit is two. 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. Some discounts cannot be combined and should be confirmed with your agent. 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’/ ‘Connect with Locals’ 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’/ ‘Connect with Locals’ 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 in Italy’ 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 accommodation unless otherwise stated. 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. Arrivals and departures It is essential to allow at least one day before and after your guided holiday if you are joining your Trafalgar guided holiday in London. See ‘Extend in Italy’ for London hotels. 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. 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. Trafalgar Tours (Aust) Pty Ltd’s Limited Role Trafalgar Tours (Aust) Pty 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 Trafalgar Tours (Aust) Pty Ltd, but not in respect of other things, are subject to the law of the state of New South Wales. 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, email and/ or telephone) 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 if you want a copy of the personal information we hold about you, write to us at Trafalgar, Attn: TRAFALGAR TOURS (AUST) PTY LTD, TRAVEL HOUSE, LEVEL 2, 35 GRAFTON STREET, BONDI JUNCTION, NSW 2022. A fee may be charged 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. 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. TRAFALGAR TOURS (AUST) PTY LTD (ABN 73 000 717 715) Travel House, Level 2, 35 Grafton Street, Bondi Junction, N.S.W. 2022 Telephone Numbers: SYD Metro area 9657 3333 All other areas 1 300 78 78 78 Fax: (02) 9657 3456 License No: 2TA00 1889 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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IMPORTANT INFORMATION What you need to know Registration

YOUR REGISTRATION ON MYTRAFALGAR

Airport Transfers

Every travel moment counts and to ensure that your trip runs effortlessly, as well as making sure we can contact you in the unlikely event of an emergency, we require all our guests to register before they travel. This is easily completed online, in Manage My Booking. Registering takes only a few minutes and then you’ll be set for a trip of unforgettable moments. Here’s what you’ll need to enter:

All Trafalgar guests benefit from complimentary arrival and departure transfers by shuttle coach; times are specified on individual itinerary pages. If your flight times do not coincide with shuttle coach arrival schedules, you can book and purchase your own transfer. In addition, guests arriving before or leaving after the scheduled holiday may also book a transfer through Trafalgar providing they also purchase additional pre and/or post-holiday hotel night(s) from Trafalgar (see page opposite for details and prices).

1. Your contact details, such as the email address and mobile number that you will be travelling with 2. The name of someone at home whom we can contact in case of an emergency 3. Your passport and insurance details  isit trafalgar.com/managemybooking to complete your V registration and start personalising your holiday.

E-Documents

YOUR TRAVEL DOCUMENTS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON MYTRAFALGAR

ü All guests will need to register on Manage My Booking to receive their trip documentation. ü Once registered, you’ll receive an email approximately 21 days

prior to your departure with a link to download your electronic documents on MyTrafalgar. We’re committed to long-term sustainability, so by choosing this paperless option, you’re supporting our JoinTrafalgar efforts to reforest over 40 hectares of land across Northern California.

ü Printed documents will be available on a request basis should this be more convenient for you.

MyTrafalgar

ENHANCE YOUR EXPERIENCE ON MYTRAFALGAR

MyTrafalgar is an easy-to-use, interactive travel portal that connects you to your Trafalgar holiday before, during and after your trip. You’ll find all your itinerary details, be able to download your travel documents and chat with travel companions online. Visit trafalgar.com/mytrafalgar

European Gateway

Free Transfer Inbound

Free Transfer Outbound

Milan Malpensa Palermo Rome Fiumicino Venice

09:30, 13:00 & 15:30 N/A 09:30, 12:30 & 15:30 N/A

07:30 & 10:30 08:00 07:00 & 09:30 08:00 & 09:30

The times listed apply only on the published arrival and departure dates of the chosen itinerary and are times when the transfer leaves from or arrives at the airport. Transfers are provided on a group basis. We cannot provide any refund for missed or unused transfers due to flight delays.

Pasports and Visas

ü Each guest is responsible for ensuring that their passport is

valid for at least six months beyond the conclusion of their trip and that all necessary visas and permits have been acquired. Multiple-entry visas may be required if you are entering a country more than once on your holiday. Each guest must comply with entry, health and other requirements of the countries visited during your trip.

ü Contact your Travel Agent, airline or relevant government authorities to obtain the necessary travel information.

ü The Operators and/or their employees and their agents are

not responsible for passport, visa, entry, health and other requirements of the countries visited, or for any loss sustained by you for failing to comply with laws, regulations, orders and/or requirements of countries visited.

Our Terminology  elow are descriptions relating to specific terms used within our B brochure itinerary pages: Visit – In-depth sightseeing with a Local Specialist or Travel

Director, which includes fast-track entry (where applicable). View – A brief stop to enjoy the sights and take some photos. See

– Observe sights while passing by on your coach, cruise or train.

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TRAVEL PROTECTION

EXTEND IN ITALY Explore More

Enjoy discounted hotel rates, before or after your trip to enjoy even more of what Italy has to offer. To take advantage of these value rates, simply add on extra nights when making your booking. You can find hotel details on the itinerary page of your holiday.

Italy Hotels

GOLD SEAL ADDITIONAL PROTECTION TRAFALGAR’S GOLD SEAL ADDITIONAL PROTECTION PLAN COSTS ONLY A$99 PER PERSON (PAYABLE WITH YOUR DEPOSIT ONLY) AND INCLUDES: ON YOUR HOLIDAY Should you, or your travel companion, leave at any time during the trip for personal sickness reasons or be required to return to Australia due to injury, illness or death of an immediate family member, you and your companion will be refunded up to A$90 per person, per day for the unused portion of the holiday (note that in some cases, hotels require a one-night cancellation fee). A medical certificate is required. RETURN FLIGHT SECURITY If you or a member of your direct family in Australia should fall sick* while you are on your Trafalgar guided holiday, we will take care of the additional cost of tickets for your earlier or later return home in the same class of air travel on the first available flight, provided you hold round-trip tickets on Trafalgar’s recommended airline(s) booked through Trafalgar from Australia. PRE-PAID CANCELLATION OPTION

Transfers are not included when extending your stay but Trafalgar will be happy to provide door-to-door airport/hotel transfers to make your trip effortless. (See table below for prices). City Athens

Baveno Como Milan

Palermo Rome

Venice Venice Mestre

Hotel Divani Palace Acropolis* Metropolitan Radisson Blu Park Hotel Simplon Barchetta Excelsior*^ Holiday Inn Garibadli*^ Starhotels Business Palace*†^ Starhotels Tourist*† Hotel Garibaldi Barcelo Occidental Aurelia Cardinal Hotel St. Peter Cicerone Crowne Plaza St. Peters Grand Hotel Palatino Grand Hotel Tiberio Il Cantico Sheraton Parco De Medici Una Hotel Roma Victoria Villafranca Bellini*† Principe*† Novotel Mestre Castellana*

Price PP (A$) Single Twin Transfer 350 200 Incl 348 207 Incl 361 212 Incl 297 216 205 339 240 183 177 124 81 184 123 81 169 113 81 247 167 103 259 177 51 269 184 51 290 185 51 296 215 51 293 200 51 231 182 51 281 180 51 176 176 51 319 217 51 333 215 51 271 194 51 386 274 132 350 242 132 221 155 73

*Seasonal supplements apply.  †Certain days of the week attract a supplement. ^To Milan Malpensa Airport. All prices are per person per night. The above costs include twin-bedded rooms with private facilities and Continental breakfast daily. All hotel taxes & service charges. Private transfer prices are per person one way, and by car or minibus - you will be met after clearing customs and escorted to your vehicle. Please Note: Trafalgar will not be responsible for unused transfers as a result of missed flight connections.

Your deposit and/or payment to Trafalgar will be refunded in full or you will have the option to carry it over to another Trafalgar or TTC holiday should you cancel your holiday for any reason prior to 30 days from departure date from Australia. This cancellation option covers land arrangements made by Trafalgar only. If the Australian Government DFAT advice for the destination changes to “Reconsider the need to travel” or “Do not travel” you may have your deposit and/or payment refunded at any time prior to tour commencement or you will have the option to carry it over to another Trafalgar or TTC holiday. Prior to departure from Australia your airfares are not covered by Gold Seal. We recommend you take out Covermore Travel Insurance specifically covering the value of your airfares should you cancel your holiday (Please review Covermore terms and conditions around cancellation cover). We are happy to help you with arranging that travel insurance. Any rebooking costs of airfares prior to departure are not covered by Gold Seal. Cancellation option fee is not refundable for any reason. Please note that travel agent fees and cancellation fees may apply. * Medical certificates as proof of all illness claims must be supplied.

CAN WE HELP YOU? Call Toll-free on 1 800 002 006

For a Trafalgar expert: travel advice, bookings, information or a helping hand. (Australian Eastern Standard Time) Monday - Friday: 9:00am – 1:00am Saturday: 9:00am – 10:00pm Closed on Sundays On-line 24/7 trafalgar.com For information, bookings, online payments and frequently asked questions.

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