Issuu on Google+

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND with Fij

Experience the real Australia and New Zealand with our exclusive Insider Experiences 26 unique itineraries and a choice of holiday styles Every detail covered: sightseeing, hotels, transportation and dining Return flights from the UK, private door to door transfers and overseas transfers included

SAVE

with our Early Payment Discounts See page 68

2015


Australia and New Zealand with the Insiders

Travel is one of life’s greatest experiences. For every new horizon we cross, we broaden our own. For every intriguing character we meet, we become more interesting ourselves. Our travels in Australia and New Zealand have given us incredible insights into the diverse cultures and territories of both countries. Forged through our local teams’ rich knowledge, and revealed by our expert Travel Directors, we share these Insider moments on every one of our Australia and New Zealand holidays. Our 68 years’ experience means we hand-pick the right practical elements too. That’s why we always include accommodation perfectly suited to the location, quality transportation and must-see sightseeing. That’s what makes us the world’s most awarded guided travel company. We look forward to sharing our Australia and New Zealand with you.

2

“Our roots run deep in the South Pacific. It’s our passion to help our guests travel beyond the expected and see more of Australia and New Zealand” Gavin Tollman, Trafalgar CEO

Turn over for your Trafalgar Guide


What’s always included • Return flights from the UK* • UK door to door VIP transfers* • T  he services of the industry’s best-trained Travel Directors

KEY: = Overnight Stays = Places Visited

• E  xpertly sourced accommodation – always with private facilities • Must-see sightseeing • Unique Insider Experiences • Breakfast every day • S  elected lunches and up to half of your evening meals – including gratuities • A luxury air-conditioned coach

NORTHERN TERRITORY

• A  ll your hotel gratuities, charges and local taxes – including porter service *terms and conditions apply

Our Insider Experiences •

Get a deeper understanding of the places you visit. We’ve built up an unbeatable network of Local Experts who are passionate about sharing their home cities and regions with you.

• Experience a taste of real life with Be My Guest. We know the region’s most colourful characters and take you to meet them in their enchanting homes, where they share their stories and serve up great local cooking.

Kings Canyon Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)

Alice Springs

AUST

Uluru (Ayers Rock)

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

• Enjoy a unique night’s rest in our Authentic Accommodation. We give you comfort with a difference in hotels that epitomize distinctive local architectural styles and traditions. •

Revel in exclusive behind-the-scenes access. We have the local contacts to open doors for you, giving you a Unique Insight into well-known places.

• Discover Hidden Treasures. Our Travel Directors know your destination like the back of their hand. They share little gems of knowledge and favourite secret spots that only locals know about. • Sample the best Local Specialities around. We’ve unearthed the places that are renowned locally for regional produce and take you to meet skilled artisans as they work on their crafts.

More information on our unique A Insider Experiences is detailed on pages 5 to 19 and on individual itinerary pages.

3

www.trafalgar.com

The Barossa Adelaide Kangaroo Island

Glenelg

Mt. Gambier

Tower Hi Warrn


Your guide to Trafalgar Mossman Gorge Port Douglas

Kuranda

GREAT BARRIER REEF

Cairns

Hamilton Island

Tip: for help navigating, leave this page open as you explore our Australia and New Zealand trips.

QUEENSLAND

USTRALIA Bay of Islands

NEW SOUTH WALES Hunter Valley Blue Mountains

NEW ZEALAND

Taupo

NORTH ISLAND

Sydney

Canberra

Glenelg

Rotorua

Waitomo Caves

(NOT TO SCALE)

Berrima

The Barossa Adelaide

Auckland

Picton

VICTORIA

Beechworth

Glenrowan

Yarra Valley

Gambier

Geelong Melbourne Tower Hill Dandenong Ranges Lorne Phillip Island Warrnambool Apollo Bay

Gordon River Cruise

Launceston Cradle Mountain Bicheno Strahan Ross Freycinet National Park

TASMANIA

Russell Falls Hobart

Port Arthur

Wellington Blenheim

Punakaiki Hokitika Arthur’s Pass Christchurch Franz Josef Mount Cook Twizel Milford Sound Queenstown Te Anau Dunedin

Sheffield Queenstown

SOUTH ISLAND

Kaikoura


Local Experts Explore beneath the sails of Sydney’s most iconic sight, the Opera House. Our Local Expert takes you on a private tour of this World Heritage building – sharing stories of its history, insights into its unique architecture and its secrets. See trips featuring our private Opera House tour on selected pages from 24-40.

Authentic Accommodation Situated under the starlit skies of Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park, the prized gallery and

Genuine Insider Experiences

cultural centre of Ayers Rock Resort give an in-depth insight into indigenous life and outback traditions, coupled with the comfort of a spa sanctuary. See trips featuring Ayers Rock Resort on selected pages from 28-59.

Be My Guest The air filled with the chants of Maori warriors, you witness the power and pride behind the legendary haka as you’re welcomed onto the Tamaki Family Marae. The family share ancient tales and traditions over an authentic hangi meal. See trips featuring the Tamaki Family Marae on selected pages from 25-52.

Unique Insights Enjoy sweet bush tea and

Local Specialities

delicious freshly baked Damper

Meeting jade, or ‘pounamu’,

bread in Mossman Gorge’s lush

artisans in Hokitika, you admire

rainforest. Discover real bush

their skill as they craft the

tucker and encounter Aboriginal

locally-found, vibrant green

traditions with our indigenous

gemstone into striking

expert, and experience the

contemporary designs. And listen

mystical ‘smoking’ ceremony,

as they share the cultural and

said to ward off bad spirits.

spiritual importance of the stone,

See our trip featuring our

and why it’s believed it should only

Dreamtime Gorge Walk on

ever be given as a gift.

page 34.

See trips featuring this jade factory on selected pages from 26-53.

Discover more of our Insider Experiences — just look for the A symbol on every itinerary page Images clockwise from bottom left: Mossman Gorge, Australia; Sydney Opera House, Australia; Ayers Rock Resort, Australia; Hokitika, New Zealand; Tamaki Family Marae, New Zealand.

5


Your choice of travel styles

We’ve designed our collection to help you discover Australia and New Zealand, crafting each itinerary to share the rich cultures and diversity of this unique part of the world. Each trip is carefully planned to include the right hotels, dining and sightseeing, with the perfect mix of organised activities and free time. Together with our famous Insider moments, created to give you genuine insights into each destination, it’s the ideal way to experience Australia and New Zealand. And because every traveller is different, we have four travel styles to choose from:

6

DEEPER FOCUS with Regionals

TAKING IT SLOW with At Leisure

Taking you deep inside the culture of

Slower paced, these holidays give you

a destination, these in-depth trips help

longer stays and later starts –

you absorb the spirit and soul of a

so you have more free time and rarely

state, territory or island, with our Insider

have to leave the hotel before 9am. Of

Experiences taking you to explore,

course, your Travel Director still shares

chat or even dine with locals.

Insider knowledge and experiences.

COVERING GROUND with Discoveries

STAY LONGER with a Mini-Stay or Extend on to Fiji

An instant introduction to Australia and New Zealand’s diversity, we created this collection so you can experience more in one holiday. Faster paced, they still reveal the culture of each destination, introducing you to indigenous people and local moments.

The perfect way to extend your holiday, our independent mini-stays often combine extra time in a popular city or town with a trip to iconic sights like the Great Barrier Reef, while our Fiji trips are an ideal way to complete your trip of a life time. Discover more on page 54-55.

Images, clockwise from top left: Darling Harbour, Sydney; Mirror Lakes, New Zealand; Uluru (Ayers Rock); Aboriginal artwork.


Australia and New Zealand are covered and uncovered on our 26 itineraries, with a choice of holiday styles to explore in our brochure. Enjoy your journey. Australia and New Zealand with the Insiders

2 

Your guide to Trafalgar

New Zealand

Days

Northern Discovery Southern Icons

Page

8

42-43

9

44-45

Contrasts of New Zealand

10

46-47

Southern Spectacular

10

48-49

New Zealand Splendour

15

50-51

Best of New Zealand

18

52-53

Days

Page

3-4

Genuine Insider Experiences

5

Independent mini-stays

Your choice of travel styles

6-7

More options

Discover your piece of Australia and New Zealand

8-9

Sydney & the Blue Mountains

4

56

Inside our guided holidays

10-11

Sydney’s Food & Wine Discovery

4

56

Our people. Our passion

12-13

Melbourne & the Great Ocean Road

4

57

Iconic sights, Insider secrets

14-15

Melbourne’s Food & Wine Discovery

4

57

Flavours of Australia and New Zealand

16-17

Cairns & the Great Barrier Reef

4

58

The perfect places to stay

18-19

Tropical Reef & Rainforest

4

58

Your journey made easy

20-21

Uluru Highlights

2

59

Everything taken care of

22

Red Centre Sights & Sounds

3

59

Caring for the places we visit

23

Spectacular Bay of Islands

4

60

Our hotels

63

Rotorua Highlights

4

60

Hotels, extend your stay

64

Bay of Islands & Rotorua

7

61

Airport Transfers/Things to know/ Express Check-in/Group Holidays

65 Days

Page

5

62

VIP Door to Door & Booking Conditions

66-67

Australia & New Zealand

Days

Page

Australia & New Zealand Panorama

13

24-25

Contrasts of Australia & New Zealand

17

26-27

Highlights of Australia & New Zealand

22

28-29

Days

Page

6

30-31

Discover Australia

9

32-33

Sydney, Reef & Rainforest

10

34-35

Australia Southern Capitals - City Meets Bush

Tastes of Southern Australia

11

36-37

Perfect Tasmania

11

38-39

Australian Highlights

13

40-41

Image, above: Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, New South Wales

Fiji Fiji

54-55

See our deals – with six ways to save on pages 68-69

At Leisure

Mini-Stay

7


Discover your piece of Australia and New Zealand

Each state or territory in Australia and island in New Zealand brings its own unique scenery, indigenous traditions and personalities. Understanding the differences, and with local teams and Insider knowledge in both countries, we take you deeper into a destination to help you make the most of your time here.

AUSTRALIA

Queensland

The South East

Known for the Great Barrier Reef, white sandy beaches and tropical landscapes, our trips showcase the icons of Queensland, with insights like finding out more about the Great Barrier Reef with a marine biologist at the underwater observatory. But we also unveil the rich heritage of its indigenous peoples, with experiences like discovering the secrets of medicinal plants with native rainforest experts, and completing your own painting with Aboriginal artists.

A striking mix of modernity and tradition, from the dramatic beauty of the Great Ocean Road to the landmarks and stylish buzz of Sydney, our itineraries reveal the spirit of the region. Experiences like exploring traditional crafts at Sydney institution, the vibrant Rocks Market, or savouring fruity fresh wines with the experts in the vineyards of the Barossa. See our 12 holiday options to South East Australia on pages 24-36, 40 and 56-57

See our 8 holiday options to Queensland on pages 24-28, 32-34, 40 and 58

8


NEW ZEALAND North Island The cultural heart of New Zealand – Maori history, rural farming traditions and the bustling hubs of Auckland and Wellington are shared, as you witness the grace of the Maori Poi dance and discover the customs and meanings behind it, or meet the locals and experience farming traditions first-hand, at the Agrodome sheep show auction. See our 4 holiday options to New Zealand’s North Island on pages 42 and 60-61

South Island Staggeringly beautiful, the landscapes of South Island are as eclectic as

Northern Territory

Tasmania

Dominated by sacred Uluru, the exotic wildlife and rich indigenous traditions of the Red Centre are famous the world over. As we explore, we share rare insights into the world’s oldest living culture with you, whether it’s listening as Aboriginal custodians share their Creation stories, discovering the ever-changing colours of Uluru, or learning about the 500 million year history and symbolism of ancient Kata Tjuta with our accredited local specialist.

Stunning landscapes, exotic wildlife

waters and snow-capped mountains of

and a rich culture all of its own –

Milford Sound to the ethereal wonder of

the people and places of Tasmania

Glacier Valley. Our Insider Experiences

are unveiled as you explore icons

reveal them through local eyes, whether

like Cradle Mountain and Freycinet

it’s exploring the majestic Franz Josef

National Park with our passionate

Glacier with our passionate geologist, or

experts. And tickle the taste buds with

discovering the dolphins, waterfalls and

the island’s gastronomic treats, like

majesty of Milford Sound on a cruise.

sipping cool climate wines at the Josef Chromy Estate. See our hoilday to Tasmania on page 38

they are extraordinary, from the indigo

See our 2 holiday options to New Zealand’s South Island on pages 44 and 48 We also have 7 holiday options to both

See our 5 holiday options to the

the North Island and South Island on

Northern Territory on pages 28, 32,

pages 24-28 and 44-52

40 and 59

Images, clockwise from top left: Traditional Maori war dance (Haka), New Zealand; The Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Victoria; Auckland, North Island; Mossman Gorge, Queensland; Great Barrier Reef, Queensland; the Barossa, South Australia.

9


Inside our guided holidays

The perfect holiday is about the big inclusions – as well as unexpected extras and unbeatable value. Our Insider knowledge of Australia and New Zealand makes every one of our guided holidays an unforgettable experience. Here’s how: Unsurpassed expertise

Incredible value

Skilfully planned, our itineraries are

Our reputation, contacts and

designed to perfectly complement

contracting power means we deliver

every destination. Our dedicated

unbeatable value. We take care of

local teams use their expertise

all the planning, and use our local

and understanding of the region to

knowledge and expertise to ensure

select the right hotels, experiences

you experience more of the local

and transportation - revealing each

culture, helping you make the most of

location in unique and inspiring

your holiday time.

ways. Our Travel Directors and Local Experts use their in-depth knowledge and experience to share little known stories, bringing every destination into focus as only true Insiders can.

10


Veterinarian and Californian, Jean Huang, fulfilled a life-long dream when she visited Australia and New Zealand with us. I’d always wanted to go to Australasia. Originally, I’d planned to travel independently but, when things changed at the last minute, my research-mad best friend found Trafalgar’s Australia & New Zealand Panorama holiday. Reading it, I realised I would get to do all the things I’d hoped, without the hassle of organising it myself. I had incredible experiences on the trip – and discovered places and cultures so different from home. One of my favourites was exploring the glow worm grotto on a private cruise – it was just fascinating. Then there were the defining

moments I’d hoped to have, like seeing the Great Barrier Reef and holding a koala – moments made even more special by the in-depth insights from our amazing Travel Director. I only had two weeks to travel and I know I’d have missed things if I’d organised it alone – it would have taken 60 times longer, and been so much more work and stress. Trafalgar had it all organised for me, with great accommodation, transport and the ideal mix of planned activities and free time. When I travel I want to be sure I’m getting great value, experience and service – with Trafalgar, that’s exactly what I got.

Jean Huang, Trafalgar guest

Beyond the expected

Award-winning quality

On a Trafalgar holiday, we take you

Widely recognised as the guided

deeper, with unique moments you

holiday company with the most global

wouldn’t experience any other way.

awards in the industry, we set the bar

You see iconic sights, like Ayers

for quality. From our strict customer

Rock, but you also discover the secret

service standards to our innovative

stories behind them. We take you to

Travel Director training programme, this

meet our local friends, real characters

commitment to delivering exceptional

With us, each itinerary has the perfect

who share their stories with you

guest satisfaction is at the heart of

balance of organised activities and free

over delicious homemade meals.

everything we do. So when you travel

time. We include VIP entry at selected

And we introduce you to charismatic

with us, you know you’ll have an

sights (so you can beat the queues), and

geologists, marine biologists and

incredible holiday.

take care of check-in, luggage and tips.

passionate Aboriginal and Maori

And we handle the driving and navigation.

communities, who reveal the real

All of which gives you the ultimate

culture and traditions behind

hassle-free holiday.

each destination.

Balanced and effortless

Images, clockwise from top left: Franz Josef Glacier, South Island; Gordon River Cruise, Tasmania; semi-submersible craft, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland; café society in Melbourne’s ‘The Lanes’, Victoria; Whitehaven Beach, Queensland.

11


Knowledge. Experience. Expertise. A diverse group of people, our Travel Directors share a love of travel and their home nation. Our bespoke Travel Director training programme ensures they are true Insiders, giving them the

Our people. Our passion.

tools to share their knowledge and reveal every destination in unique and authentic ways. Carefully selected, they have the passion and connections to open their country to you – whether it’s introducing you to local people and customs, like the Tamaki family at their Marae, who reveal the meaning behind the legendary Haka and share stories of Maori life, or just recommending the best place to find the freshest rock oysters. They explore the iconic sights with you, and seek out A Hidden

Treasures that add an extra richness to your holiday and often become the memories you share when you return home. Like being introduced to ‘Chloe’ in Melbourne, an icon who has inspired everything from poems to wine. They work hand-in-hand with our skilled and friendly Drivers, capable chauffeurs with years of experience at the wheel. And they introduce you to Local Experts along the way; people who live in the places you’re visiting, giving you an even deeper and more personal perspective.

Trafalgar Travel Director Kyle Olsen shares his favourite spots for ‘first timers’ Down Under. I’ve worked as a Travel

food and wine buff I also like to share

Director for 18 years both in Europe

my personal Insider Experiences

and Australia. What sets Australia

about the best restaurants and bars

apart for me is our unique flora and

to visit, places that the locals go, so

fauna. I love taking my guests up

they experience more than just the

to the Great Barrier Reef, where we

usual tourist destinations.

spend a day at one of the world’s best snorkelling locations. Personally I get a kick out of taking ‘first timers’ out and after a brief lesson I take them to see the most beautiful coral and marine life. I also really enjoy sharing the Aboriginal culture and history with my guests when we visit Uluru in Australia’s outback. Being a

Kyle Olsen, Trafalgar Travel Director

12


Trafalgar Travel Director, Matene Hemi Paranihi (Marty), loves sharing his Maori culture and heritage with our guests: One of my favourite Insider

of Maori royalty, or ‘kingitanga’, are

Experiences with our guests is

buried. Many pass it by, unaware of

performing the songs and dances

its importance, but it’s my favourite

I learnt growing up as a child, at

Hidden Treasure. The best part of my

the Tamaki Maori cultural village in

job is sharing this wonderful country

Rotorua. Before we arrive I teach

with our many guests – seeing their

everyone basic words and songs, so

expectations exceeded by the

we can all join in on traditional dances

amazing experiences they have and

and games and become immersed

the diverse and beautiful landscapes

in Maori culture. I love taking them to

they see, and helping them fulfil a

the Waikato region, where my family

once in a lifetime dream journey down

and history began, and revealing my

under to New Zealand.

‘Insider’ stories behind the sacred mountain of Taupiri, where my grandparents, and six generations

Matene Hemi Paranihi (Marty), Trafalgar Travel Director

13


Iconic sights, Insider secrets

When you’re visiting a new place, there’s nothing like having an Insider there who understands the region like a local. Someone to take you to the sights – but also take you deeper to reveal the secrets. Must-see sights

Unique Insights

There are places which make it into

Our A Unique Insights were inspired

guidebooks, like the Great Barrier

by our love of uncovering things not

Reef, Bondi Beach, the Sydney Opera

found in guidebooks. Sometimes

House, Milford Sound and Rotorua.

these moments give a different

These landmarks are always part of

viewpoint of the famous sights or

our trips, so you can relax knowing

cultures: discovering the legends and

you’ll see the icons.

symbolism behind Maori artefacts at

But we also use our local expertise and experience of both countries to reveal the rich culture of each destination, introducing you to locals and sharing our deep Insider knowledge, to create unexpected and lasting memories.

Te Papa museum in Wellington takes you deep into the heart of New Zealand’s indigenous heritage. And sometimes they show a twist on local life: at Gold Creek Station, we join lifelong Aussie farmer Craig, who shows you the skills required for life on the land in Australia, and rustles up a delicious barbeque lunch.

Local Specialities Meeting artisans who carry on age-old traditions gives a fresh perspective on a country’s culture, like learning the meaning behind Aboriginal dot paintings with the artists of Ayers Rock, or tasting the fresh creamy produce of the cheesemakers at Ashgrove Cheese Farm. Seeing them at work gives an appreciation for the A Local Specialities others just taste or take home as souvenirs.

14


Local Experts Our travels across Australia and New Zealand have unearthed unforgettable characters. Indigenous people, naturalists, renowned historians: each A Local Expert adds a fresh personal spin to ‘seeing the sights’. Like our marine biologist friend at the Great Barrier Reef, who reveals fascinating insights into the ecosystem; or the ‘glow worm’ expert who takes you through the shimmering grottos of Waitomo Caves.

Customise your trip Everyone likes a little time for themselves, so our itineraries always include free time to explore on your own. If you’re in need of a little inspiration, we have plenty of ideas. Or you can join one of our Optional Experiences, created to help personalise your trip with more things that interest you – whether it’s taking a helicopter tour over Sydney or cuddling a koala in Cairns.

Images, clockwise from top left: Rainbow Springs Nature Park, North Island; dolphin watching in Bay of Islands, North Island; Sydney Opera House tour, New South Wales; Kata Tjuta, Northern Territory; Kuranda Scenic Railway, Queensland; Mossman Gorge, Queensland.

15


Fresh lamb from New Zealand, succulent seafood, smoky barbecued meats and famous Barossa wines - the landscapes, climate and diverse cultural influences of Australia and New Zealand promise an eclectic culinary scene. Although the flavours are deliciously different, across Australia and New Zealand food brings communities together – as meals are shared with family and friends, old and new.‌ It’s this philosophy which inspires our dining experiences. Like our Welcome Receptions, where you can get to know your fellow guests and Travel Directors over drinks or dinner. And our Farewell Meals are the perfect forum to relive memories, share email addresses and ideas for future trips.

16

Flavours of Australia and New Zealand


Dining with locals We’ve formed many friendships as we’ve explored Australia and New Zealand seeking out unique venues and their hosts. Our A Be My Guest experiences aren’t

In Australia, as you tuck into a three

just about fantastic food. They’re about

course barbecue with views of the

eating local food and hearing stories

outback, you learn about the sustainable

of local life and legends, as people

lifestyle the Falzon family have

we’ve met on our travels invite you into

established here, at Central Australia’s

their homes or intimate settings, like a

first completely carbon neutral venue.

winery or working farm. You can’t get experiences like this with anyone else.

And, on Australia’s Kangaroo Island, John, the owner of a marron farm,

Take afternoon tea with Simon and

reveals the ponds the region’s prized

Claudia at Shenandoah, their historic

crayfish grow in, before inviting you to

home near Wellington, you taste their

taste local wines, bush tucker sauces

home-baking before they reveal their rare

and marron.

Harley Davidsons and Victorian property.

Our secret recipe We carefully plan meals to match the day. If we’re on a road trip and won’t return till late, we include a meal at the hotel. If we’re staying central, you’re free to find your own favourites – or try your Travel Director’s recommendations. And, if we’re staying near a restaurant we know and love, serving typical dishes, we’ll take you there for a Regional Meal. Of course breakfast is always included, along with up to a third of your evening meals. And we always plan in time for lunch in just the right spot for your journey.

Images, clockwise from top left: Be My Guest dining at Morelea Farm, South Island; barbecue dinner, Ayers Rock; Sydney Opera House terrace cafe; traditional Maori ‘Hangi’; Andermel Marron Farm, Kangaroo Island; wine tasting in the Barossa; shrimp on the barbie, Australia.

17


The perfect places to stay

Our unique Insider knowledge lets us seek out the right hotel to create the right experience; using expertise built up over 68 years to craft the perfect blend of charm, location and quality for you.

Rest Assured While we tailor our hotels to match our holidays, there are some things

Location, location, location

you can be sure of.

We always pick hotels to complement your stay, so you get the most from your destination. That could mean staying

The ‘right’ hotel doesn’t always meet

central in a city, sleeping by the ocean

set criteria – after all, you can’t measure

in a national park, or experiencing a

charm. So, while we often stay with

local favourite.

internationally renowned names like Hilton, Crowne Plaza and Sheraton, we

Quality guaranteed You’ll always stay in four or five star luxury or our specially selected Authentic Accommodation, where comfort goes without saying.

18

also hand-pick independent hotels with an inimitable flavour.

You’ll get the same impeccable service and quality, whether staying in a cutting-edge modern hotel or authentic guesthouse – our Quality Control team check them all. You’ll find WiFi at the majority of hotels. We take care of checking you in, carrying your luggage and paying any tips, saving you time and energy.

Images, clockwise from top left: Punakaiki Resort, New Zealand; Crowne Plaza, Melbourne; Hilton, Cairns; Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort; Ayers Rock Resort; Reef View Hotel, Hamilton Island.


Authentic Accommodation Our local connections have introduced us to some unusual and memorable A Authentic Accommodation , which we couldn’t resist sharing with you. Unique places to stay, each reflects the area you’re in. There’s the romance of starlit skies and an Uluru backdrop at Ayers Rock Resort, a luxury spa retreat in the outback, or the secluded rooms of Punakaiki Resort, each designed in harmony with its Paparoa National Park setting, with ocean or rainforest views.

19


Your journey made easy It’s not just about getting from A to B, but also the experiences you have on your journey. Your Travel Director shares anecdotes and insights into places you see, you create friendships with fellow travellers and your experienced Driver takes roads less travelled. Travelling in comfort With comfortable reclining seats, an on-board toilet and panoramic windows, our air-conditioned coaches are a luxurious way to travel. They have local electrical outlets, so you can charge cameras and phones between destinations, and feature WiFi on some coaches, helping you stay in touch with friends and family and share your experiences as you travel.

Other ways to travel

20

Of course we’re the experts in coach travel, but

Making flights easy

we sometimes hand-pick and quality check other

We always have someone there to

transportation to enhance your trip, whether it’s a scenic

help you at the airport – from our

train ride, a relaxing cruise, an air safari over Mount

Meet & Greet team to your

Cook, or even a ride on a camel.

Travel Director.


Greener travel We’re always working hard to become more carbon efficient. 2013 figures* confirm our coaches emit less carbon, or greenhouse gas, per guest than cars or trains. We update our fleet to the latest model at least every five years to stay on top of innovations in carbon-efficient travel. *S ource DEFRA (UK Dept for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs)

21


Everything taken care of

Staying longer

Stay in touch

If you want to stay a little longer before

Keep in touch all year round by joining

or after your holiday, we source

us on our social media channels. We’re

special deals through trusted and

on hand to answer your questions, or

quality-checked hotel partners. Just ask

you can connect with the thousands

your Travel Agent to book them for you.

of other Trafalgar travellers who’ve

Scheduled flights included

See the hotels on p64

already found us online.

Our holidays include flights with leading

Travelling further

Small details can make a big difference to your holiday. That’s why we offer and arrange these little, but important extras.

and trusted airlines. And if you’d like to upgrade your seat, we’re happy to help (these are subject to availability and there may be supplements). To make your trip more relaxing, we offer a choice of UK airports to fly from wherever possible. When arranging flights, we’ll recommend the best options as your nearest airport may not have direct flights and may be subject to extra costs.

Keep an eye on our Facebook and

Our collection is carefully planned so you can combine your guided holiday, with mini-stays or a beach break in tropical Fiji, a stay in Cairns combined with time at the Great Barrier Reef, or perhaps a trip along the Great Ocean Road from Melbourne. Discover more about our mini-stays and Fiji on p54-55

Twitter pages to get Insider travel tips, read about first-hand experiences and find out about the latest deals – or see what our guests and Travel Directors are saying on the road by searching for our hashtag. #trafalgarinsider facebook.com/TrafalgarTravel @TrafalgarTalk @TrafalgarTravel

Airport transfers We include complimentary airport transfers at any time either on the first or last day of your holiday, or on other days in conjunction with pre and post trip accommodation booked through Trafalgar. We can arrange these transfers for you if you give us your flight details. See more on p65

Exclusive: private door to door transfers Our complimentary and exclusive door to door airport transfers* let you start and end your holiday in complete comfort and style. Dedicated to you, your personal driver will arrive at your home to whisk you off in a private executive car – taking you directly to the airport. Of course, they look after your luggage for you too. And, at the end of your trip, you’ll be greeted by your driver at the airport for an uninterrupted return journey home in your private car. *Terms and Conditions apply, see page 66

22


Caring for the places we visit

Caring for our world is more than being

These meaningful grassroots moments

responsible with carbon emissions,

let us give back to the places and

recycled paper and donations to

people who welcome us.

charities – we believe these go without saying; it’s about connecting with communities we visit and making it easy for you to do the same.

We also work with our parent company, The Travel Corporation, and its TreadRight Foundation, which has donated more than US$2 million

Our holidays support locals and their

since 2008 to help fund community

traditions and livelihoods. It could be

and environmental projects around

meeting artisans at their workshops,

the world.

staying at a little authentic hotel, or dining on local produce at a vineyard.

You can find out more at www.treadright.org

Sustainability in Australasia In New Zealand, we work with charity Sustainable Coastlines to help clean up the country’s coastlines, with its simple grassroots projects that have seen more than 13,500 volunteers remove more than 100 tonnes of rubbish since it began in 2008.

Images, this page: Kangaroo Island, Australia; Phillip Island’s Little Penguins.

In Australia, we contribute to research for Little Penguins on Phillip Island, and Tasmanian Devil conservation. These are just some of the initiatives we support which preserve travel experiences for future generations.

23


At Leisure

Australia & New Zealand Panorama This nicely paced journey gives you glow worms, geysers and Maori culture in New Zealand; in Australia the Great Barrier Reef, Melbourne’s local secrets, the Sydney Opera House and Aboriginal art. It’s insider moments like… meeting the locals of Tuhourangi/Ngati Wahiao and seeing how the villagers use the hot springs around them for cooking. It’s feeling the ground shake beneath the haka war dance, and sharing an earth-oven cooked Hangi meal with your Maori hosts. In Melbourne you’ll explore eccentric corners of the hidden laneways, while in Cairns the Aboriginal people treat you to a cultural feast of music, dance and art – and you learn the symbolism of paintings while decorating your own boomerang.

Sydney Harbour

It’s travel beyond the expected

Queenstown, South Island New Zealand

It's iconic places City tour in Auckland, Melbourne and Sydney. Orientation of Queenstown. Visit the Glow Worm Grotto at Waitomo Caves, a thermal valley in Rotorua, Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, Cairns Wildlife Dome, Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach. Cruise on the Great Barrier Reef and Sydney Harbour. Views of native flora and fauna at Rainbow Springs Nature Park and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. See coral, tropical fish and native Australian animals in Queensland. Scenic drive past lakes and mountain ranges in Queenstown.

24

Day 1 | Arrive Auckland

Day 4 | Rotorua | Queenstown (2 Nights)

On arrival in Auckland you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 4pm). See the sights of Auckland on a city tour. This evening meet your Travel Director for a  Welcome Reception and dinner at ‘Eight’ at The Langham. Your personal degustation is prepared for you from the freshest, quality ingredients, including mouth-watering seafood and delicious desserts. (WR  D) Hotel: The Langham

This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Queenstown. On arrival explore the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown on the Arrow River, previously one of the world’s richest rivers, before an orientation tour of Queenstown and surrounds. See Lake Wakatipu, the Remarkables Mountain Range and the home of the Bungy Jump at Kawarau Bridge. (BB) Hotel: Millennium

Day 2 | Auckland | Rotorua (2 Nights)

A free day to do as you choose in New Zealand’s adventure capital. Why not take a day trip to mystical Milford Sound? You will travel along the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau and its lake then through the rainforest of World Heritage Fiordland National Park, sighting glaciers and mountain ranges. Travel through the hand-hewn Homer Tunnel to abundant photo opportunities afforded by the Mirror Lake, Pop’s Lookout, Cleddau Valley and the Chasm, en route to Milford Sound to board your cruise for an unforgettable experience. (BB)

Travel to the Waitomo Caves to see the incredible Glow Worm Grotto on a boat tour with a  A Local Expert. This evening experience the traditional world of Maori in a 200 year old Tawa setting. Share the Powhiri, an ancient ceremony of welcome. Enter the Meeting House and witness a powerful and entertaining cultural performance. This is followed by a Maori Hangi  A Be My Guest  dinner accompanied by local wine and a concert at the Tamaki Family Marae. (BB BG) Hotel: Millennium Day 3 | Rotorua Sightseeing A  Maori A   Local Expert  will accompany you around the Whakarewarewa Living Thermal Village, where you’ll gain an insight into Maori culture. See New Zealand’s biggest geyser, bubbling mud pools and thermal springs. Your next stop is Rainbow Springs Nature Park for a tour with a  A Local Expert. You may even spot a kiwi! Then visit the A Local Speciality Agrodome Sheep Show, the multi-award-winning stage show, for a taste of farm life. (BB)

Day 5 | Queenstown At Leisure

Day 6 | Queenstown | Melbourne (2 Nights) You will be transferred to Queenstown Airport to board your flight to Melbourne, Australia. On arrival you are transferred to the hotel. Join your Travel Director on a city sights tour including a private walk through Melbourne’s famous hidden laneways, a  A Local Speciality. You’ll discover the city’s eclectic little lanes, arcades, café  society and fascinating shops. Your sightseeing concludes in Lygon St, Melbourne’s ‘Little


Australia & New Zealand Panorama

Great Barrier Reef Cruise

CAIRNS 2

13 days – 2 Countries At Leisure

Coral Sea

NORTHERN TERRITORY

From:

Includes: All our featured inclusions shown on page 3. 12 nights’ accommodation (6 hotels). 12 hot buffet breakfasts. 2 Regional Meal lunches. 4 dinners (including Welcome Reception, Be My Guest, 1 two course dinner and Farewell Dinner). All land transport shown. All transfers shown.

QUEENSLAND SOUTH AUSTRALIA

NEW SOUTH WALES

AUCKLAND 1 ROTORUA 2 3 SYDNEY

Tasman Sea

VICTORIA 2

MELBOURNE

£3995 (per person twin share)

BOOK & PAY EARLY

SAVE £280 p.p. UP TO

NEW ZEALAND

2 QUEENSTOWN

Number of overnight stays

End

Sightseeing stops

Trip Type: At Leisure

u

u

Italy’, where you’re free to enjoy local cuisine at the restaurant of your choice. (BB) Hotel: Crowne Plaza Day 7 | Melbourne At Leisure The day is at leisure. You may consider an Optional Experience to the Penguin Parade on Phillip Island or a trip along the spectacular Great Ocean Road. (BB) Day 8 | Melbourne | Cairns (2 Nights) This morning you will be transferred to Melbourne Airport for your flight to Cairns, Queensland. On arrival visit the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, a celebration of the living history of the Indigenous people of the rainforest. Discover the medicinal values of bush tucker and enjoy professional theatre incorporating traditional Aboriginal dance, fire making and storytelling. Join an Indigenous staff member for a fun introduction to Aboriginal art and see how Aboriginal culture is expressed in their artwork. Complete your own boomerang dot painting, which you can take home as a souvenir of your  A Local Speciality  experience. (BB) Hotel: Hilton Day 9 | Great Barrier Reef First up today you’ll visit the Cairns Wildlife Dome to encounter crocodiles, koalas and other unique Australian animals. Then get ready for an experience of a lifetime board a high speed catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy an informative reef education presentation with a  A Local Expert. You can snorkel and view this natural living wonder up close (equipment provided) or stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a semi-submersible craft, just one metre underwater. Enjoy a delicious tropical buffet Regional Meal before you return to Cairns. (BB RM) Day 10 | Cairns | Sydney (3 Nights) This morning you’ll be transferred to Cairns Airport for your flight to Sydney. On arrival there’s time to relax at your hotel or explore this exciting city before boarding a

Captain Cook Sunset Dinner Cruise. Enjoy a contemporary two course a la carte meal and the mesmerising views of Sydney at night. You’ll pass magnificent waterfront homes, beaches and parklands and all the main harbour attractions including the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. (BB D) Hotel: Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour

u

u u

u u u

Day 11 | Sydney Sightseeing Prepare yourself this morning for the spectacular views on the cliff-top coastal walk from Tamarama Beach. The walk features stunning vistas, beaches, parks, cliffs, bays and rock pools.  Your destination is famous Bondi Beach for an iconic Australian experience. You’ll be greeted by a local surf lifesaver before a Regional Meal  at an Aussie institution, the Returned Servicemen’s Club, with its views over the sparkling Pacific Ocean. Your host will take you on an exclusive tour through Australia’s oldest surf lifesaving club where you’ll learn about the history of Bondi and surf lifesaving, a  A Local Speciality.  Later, return to the city to visit the Royal Botanic Gardens and see panoramic harbour views from Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair.  Top off this highlight day on a tour of the iconic Sydney Opera House with a  A Local Expert. (BB RM) Day 12 | Sydney At Leisure Spend a free day in this exciting city. Why not take an Optional Experience to the famous Blue Mountains and see some of Australia’s native wildlife at Featherdale Wildlife Park. Or take the climb of your life with the Sydney Harbour Bridge ‘BridgeClimb’. Gather together this evening with your Travel Director and new-found friends for a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant by the water. (BB FD) Day 13 | Depart Sydney Time to bid farewell as we transfer you to Sydney Airport for your flight home (flights anytime). (BB)

27 November save 10% 29 January save 7.5% 30 April save 5% Second trip discount SAVE up to £70 p.p. Triple room discount SAVE up to £140 p.p.

Package Price Per Person

Not to scale

Start

BOOK BEFORE:

Frequent traveller discount SAVE up to £140 p.p. Other savings Young traveller discount SAVE up to £280 p.p.

TASMANIA Starts Auckland 4 Nov Tue

Ends Sydney 16 Nov Sun

Twin* Share

4145

16 Dec Tue 28 Dec Sun 4470 2015 6 Jan Tue 18 Jan Sun 4195 3 Feb Tue 17 Feb Tue

Package Price Per Person

Single* Supp. Option

870

Starts Auckland 21 Jul Tue

Ends Sydney

Twin* Share

Single* Supp. Option

870

8 Sep Tue

20 Sep Sun

4125

870

870

15 Feb Sun 1 Mar Sun

4145 4145

870 870

3 Mar Tue 15 Mar Sun 17 Mar Tue 29 Mar Sun 24 Mar Tue 5 Apr Sun

4145 4145 4270

870 870 870

7 Apr Tue

4175

875

19 Apr Sun

5 May Tue

17 May Sun

4055

875

2 Jun Tue

14 Jun Sun

3995

870

2 Aug Sun

4325

870

u

6 Oct Tue 18 Oct Sun 20 Oct Tue 1 Nov Sun

4245 4245

905 905

u

3 Nov Tue

15 Nov Sun

4125

905

15 Dec Tue 27 Dec Sun 2016 5 Jan Tue 17 Jan Sun

4445

905

4245

905

2 Feb Tue 14 Feb Sun 16 Feb Tue 28 Feb Sun

4245 4245

905 905

1 Mar Tue 13 Mar Sun 15 Mar Tue 27 Mar Sun 22 Mar Tue 3 Apr Sun

4245 4245 4245

905 905 905

u

u

u

u u

u u u

u

Code: QPACA

Please note that departures between 1 Nov 2014-31 Mar 2015 for the Australia section are subject to itinerary and hotel modification. Departures between 1 Oct 2015-31 Mar 2016 for the New Zealand section are subject to price, itinerary and hotel modification.

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person on a twin share basis. *Intra Air: Please note that intra-trip airfares are not included in the prices above. Prices require the following intra-trip air sectors to be purchased separately: Day 4 from Rotorua to Queenstown - flights to depart prior to 12pm; Day 6 from Queenstown to Melbourne - flights to arrive prior to 12pm; Day 8 from Melbourne to Cairns flights to arrive prior to 12pm; Day 10 from Cairns to Sydney - flights to arrive prior to 2pm. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. *Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Department to discuss land only prices should you wish to purchase your own flights from the UK. All flights are subject to availability and price at the time of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times additional nights may need to be purchased at the beginning or end of your trip. International flights from the UK included in the itinerary may mean you leaving earlier or landing later than the start and end dates featured. Please speak to your travel consultant for full details. TreadRight: See page 23 for details. Festive Season: Surcharge applies to Sydney hotel 29 December-2 January.

PRIVATE DOOR TO DOOR

Airport Transfers and flights included from the UK Trafalgar now includes return scheduled flights from the UK and complimentary private UK door to door airport transfers. See page 66 for details.

25


Discoveries

Contrasts of Australia & New Zealand Your day will bring glacier or geyser, Maori culture or Aboriginal dance, Sydney Harbour or the Great Barrier Reef, the natural beauty of Queenstown or Melbourne’s eclectic laneways. It’s insider moments like… spotting the difference between 19 breeds of sheep and being amazed by superfast shearers, supersmart sheep dogs and the drama of a live auction. Meeting a rare pre-historic reptile, feeding giant trout and getting up close with the country’s iconic Kiwi. Discovering the medicinal benefits of bush tucker and the bewitching power of Aboriginal firemaking and storytelling. And lunching with Bondi Beach locals and getting first-hand the story of surf and rescue at the oldest lifesaving club.

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Auckland (2 Nights) On arrival in Auckland, you are transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 4pm).  This evening meet your Travel Director for a  Welcome Reception and dinner at ‘Eight’ at The Langham. Your personal degustation is prepared for you from the freshest, quality ingredients, including mouth-watering seafood and delicious desserts. (WR  D) Hotel: The Langham Day 2 | Auckland Sightseeing & Free Time A morning cruise on Waitemata Harbour is followed by a sightseeing tour including Bastion Point, the War Memorial and Viaduct Harbour. Spend some free time exploring on your own or relaxing at your hotel. (BB) Day 3 | Auckland | Rotorua

Milford Sound, New Zealand

Travel into the Waikato region to explore the incredible Waitomo Glow Worm Grotto at the Waitomo Caves by boat with  a  A Local Expert. Continue to Rotorua to visit Te Puia Thermal Reserve. You’ll be accompanied by a  A Local Expert to view New Zealand’s biggest geyser, bubbling mud pools and thermal springs. This evening, enjoy a  A Be My Guest  traditional Maori Hangi dinner accompanied by local wine and a concert at the Tamaki Family Marae. (BB BG) Hotel: Millennium Day 4 | Rotorua | Christchurch

Bondi Beach, Sydney

It's iconic places City tour in Auckland, Melbourne, Sydney. Visit the Glow Worm Grotto at Waitomo Caves, a thermal valley in Rotorua, a jade factory in Hokitika, the Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach. Cruise on Waitemata Harbour in Auckland, Milford Sound, Great Barrier Reef in Queensland and Sydney Harbour. View native animals at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, the Church of the Good Shepherd at Lake Tekepo and glacier at Franz Josef. See tropical fish, coral and native Australian animals in Queensland. Scenic drive through the Kawarau Gorge and through the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine train.

26

Explore Rainbow Springs Nature Park with a A Local Expert. Discover Rainbow Trout and native flora and fauna. You may even spot a kiwi! Next stop is the Agrodome Sheep Show for a taste of farm life. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Christchurch. On arrival board your coach for a tour to see how the city is slowly being rebuilt as a consequence of the devastating earthquake of February 2011. (BB) Hotel: Novotel

winding through Mount Aspiring National Park. Then your journey takes you past Lakes Wanaka and Hawea and heads along the Kawarau River through the Kawarau Gorge. Finally you will visit the historic village of Arrowtown on the Arrow River, previously one of the world’s richest rivers, before arriving in Queenstown. (BB) Hotel: Millennium Day 7 | Milford Sound Journey over the Devil’s Staircase along the shore of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau. You’ll drive through the Homer Tunnel before reaching Milford Sound. Enjoy lunch and cruise with Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls high above you. Later, return to Queenstown. (BB L) Day 8 | Queenstown Included Choice Today choose one from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Ride the Thunder Jet on Lake Wakatipu, join a wine tour, play a round of golf or take a gondola to the Skyline Restaurant for dinner. Perhaps take a 4WD minibus through Skippers Canyon, relax with a spa treatment at Millbroook Resort or explore Queenstown on a Segway. (BB) Day 9 | Queenstown | Christchurch You may wish to take an optional scenic flight over Mt. Cook (weather permitting). Later in the day continue on to see Lakes Pukaki and Tekapo, where you stop to view the Church of the Good Shepherd. Join us for a visit to Morelea Farm. You are welcomed into the home of your hosts Angie and Stan Taylor to enjoy a  A Be My Guest lunch in their 600 acre garden. Travel over the colourful Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. (BB BG D) Hotel: Novotel Day 10 | (2 Nights)

Christchurch

|

Melbourne

This morning you will be transferred to the airport to board your flight to Melbourne, Day 5 | Christchurch | Franz Josef Australia. On arrival you are transferred to Board the TranzAlpine train in Christchurch the hotel. Join your Travel Director on a city for your journey over the Southern Alps sights tour including a private walk through to Arthur’s Pass. At Hokitika you’ll visit a Melbourne’s famous hidden laneways, a  New Zealand greenstone (jade) factory, a  A Local Speciality. You’ll discover the city’s A Local Speciality. Travel along the coastal eclectic little lanes, arcades, café  society road to Franz Josef Glacier for a short walk and fascinating shops. Your sightseeing to view the glacier and perhaps take an concludes in Lygon St, Melbourne’s ‘Little optional scenic flight (weather permitting). Italy’, where you’re free to enjoy local cuisine at the restaurant of your choice. (BB D) Hotel: Scenic Franz Josef Glacier (BB) Hotel: Crowne Plaza Day 6 | Franz Josef | Queenstown Day 11 | Melbourne Free Time (3 Nights) Enjoy a coastal drive with views of the Tasman Sea. Climb over the Haast Pass

Spend the day as you wish. You may consider an excursion to the Penguin Parade


Contrasts of Australia & New Zealand

Great Barrier Reef Cruise

CAIRNS 2

17 days – 2 Countries Discoveries

Coral Sea

NORTHERN TERRITORY

From:

QUEENSLAND SOUTH AUSTRALIA

NEW SOUTH WALES MELBOURNE 2

Hokitika

FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER 1 Milford Sound

QUEENSTOWN TASMANIA

Start

Number of overnight stays

End

Sightseeing stops

Waitomo Caves

3

1

ROTORUA

Tasman Arthur’s Pass Sea

VICTORIA

Includes: All our featured inclusions shown on page 3. 16 nights’ accommodation (8 hotels). 16 hot buffet breakfasts. 4 lunches (including 1 lunch, Be My Guest and 2 Regional Meals). 6 dinners (including Welcome Reception, 3 two or three-course dinners, Be My Guest and Farewell Dinner). All land transport shown. All transfers shown.

AUCKLAND 2 3 SYDNEY

Tranz Alpine

1 CHRISTCHURCH 1

NEW ZEALAND

Day 12 | Melbourne | Cairns (2 Nights)

Day 15 | Sydney Sightseeing

This morning you will be transferred to Melbourne Airport for your flight to Cairns, Queensland. On arrival visit the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, a celebration of the living history of the Indigenous people of the rainforest. Discover the medicinal values of bush tucker and enjoy professional theatre incorporating traditional Aboriginal dance, fire making and storytelling. Join an Indigenous staff member for a fun introduction to Aboriginal art and see how Aboriginal culture is expressed in their artwork. Complete your own boomerang dot painting, which you can take home as a souvenir of your  A Local Speciality  experience. (BB) Hotel: Hilton

Prepare yourself this morning for the spectacular views on the cliff-top coastal walk from Tamarama Beach. The walk features stunning vistas, beaches, parks, cliffs, bays and rock pools.  Your destination is famous Bondi Beach for an iconic Australian experience. You’ll be greeted by a local surf lifesaver before a Regional Meal  at an Aussie institution, the Returned Servicemen’s Club, with its views over the sparkling Pacific Ocean. Your host will take you on an exclusive tour through Australia’s oldest surf lifesaving club where you’ll learn about the history of Bondi and surf lifesaving, a  A Local Speciality.  Later, return to the city to visit the Royal Botanic Gardens and see panoramic harbour views from Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair. Top off this highlight day on a tour of the iconic Sydney Opera House with a  A Local Expert. (BB RM)

Day 14 | Cairns | Sydney (3 Nights) This morning you’ll be transferred to Cairns Airport for your flight to Sydney. On arrival there’s time to relax at your hotel or explore this exciting city before boarding a Captain Cook Sunset Dinner Cruise. Enjoy a contemporary two course a la carte meal and the mesmerising views of Sydney at night. You’ll pass magnificent waterfront homes, beaches and parklands and all the main harbour attractions including the Harbour

UP SAVE TO £375 p.p.

u

u u u u

u u u u u

Second trip discount SAVE up to £95 p.p. Triple room discount SAVE up to £190 p.p. Package Price Per Person

Single* Supp. Option

Starts Auckland 21 Nov Fri 28 Nov Fri

Ends Sydney 7 Dec Sun 14 Dec Sun

Twin* Share

5 Dec Fri 12 Dec Fri 19 Dec Fri 26 Dec Fri

5095 5165 5785 5165

2 Jan Fri 9 Jan Fri 16 Jan Fri 23 Jan Fri 30 Jan Fri

21 Dec Sun 28 Dec Sun 4 Jan Sun 11 Jan Sun 2015 18 Jan Sun 25 Jan Sun 1 Feb Sun 8 Feb Sun 15 Feb Sun

5095 5095 5045 5045 5045

1230 1230 1230 1230 1230

6 Feb Fri 13 Feb Fri 20 Feb Fri 27 Feb Fri

22 Feb Sun 1 Mar Sun 8 Mar Sun 15 Mar Sun

5045 5045 5045 5045

1230 1230 1230 1230

6 Mar Fri 13 Mar Fri 20 Mar Fri 27 Mar Fri

22 Mar Sun 29 Mar Sun 5 Apr Sun 12 Apr Sun

5045 5045 5045 5095

1230 1230 1230 1230

3 Apr Fri 17 Apr Fri

19 Apr Sun 3 May Sun

4995 1225 4995 1225

1 May Fri 29 May Fri

17 May Sun 14 Jun Sun

4995 1225 4995 1225

19 Jun Fri

5 Jul Sun

4875 1205

17 Jul Fri

2 Aug Sun

4875 1205

Starts Auckland

4945 1230 4945 1230 1230 1230 1230 1230

u u u

u u

u u u u u

u u u

u u u u u

u u u u

u u u u

u u u

Day 16 | Sydney Free Time Spend the day relaxing or shopping for souvenirs. Celebrate this evening at a  Farewell Dinner  at a local restaurant by the water with your Travel Director and new-found friends. (BB FD)

27 November save 10% 29 January save 7.5% 30 April save 5%

Package Price Per Person

u

u

Code: QCANA

BOOK BEFORE:

Frequent traveller discount SAVE up to £190 p.p. Other savings Young traveller discount SAVE up to £375 p.p.

Trip Type: Discoveries Bridge and Opera House. (BB D) Hotel: Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour

First up today you’ll visit the Cairns Wildlife Dome to encounter crocodiles, koalas and other unique Australian animals. Then get ready for an experience of a lifetime board a high speed catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy an informative reef education presentation with a A Local Expert. You can snorkel and view this natural living wonder up close (equipment provided) or stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a semi-submersible craft, just one metre underwater. Enjoy a delicious tropical buffet Regional Meal before you return to Cairns. (BB RM)

BOOK & PAY EARLY

Not to scale

on Phillip Island or perhaps a trip along the spectacular Great Ocean Road. (BB)

Day 13 | Great Barrier Reef

£4875 (per person twin share)

u

Single* Supp. Option

Ends Sydney

Twin* Share

28 Aug Fri

13 Sep Sun

4875 1205

4 Sep Fri 18 Sep Fri

20 Sep Sun 4875 1205 4 Oct Sun 4875 1205

2 Oct Fri 16 Oct Fri 30 Oct Fri

18 Oct Sun 1 Nov Sun 15 Nov Sun

5200 1265 5200 1265 5200 1265

20 Nov Fri 27 Nov Fri

6 Dec Sun 13 Dec Sun

5200 1265 5200 1265

4 Dec Fri 11 Dec Fri 18 Dec Fri 25 Dec Fri

5200 5250 5750 5300

1265 1265 1265 1265

1 Jan Fri 8 Jan Fri 15 Jan Fri 22 Jan Fri 29 Jan Fri

20 Dec Sun 27 Dec Sun 3 Jan Sun 10 Jan Sun 2016 17 Jan Sun 24 Jan Sun 31 Jan Sun 7 Feb Sun 14 Feb Sun

5250 5250 5200 5200 5200

1265 1265 1265 1265 1265

5 Feb Fri 12 Feb Fri 19 Feb Fri 26 Feb Fri

21 Feb Sun 28 Feb Sun 6 Mar Sun 13 Mar Sun

5200 5200 5200 5200

1265 1265 1265 1265

4 Mar Fri 11 Mar Fri 18 Mar Fri 25 Mar Fri

20 Mar Sun 27 Mar Sun 3 Apr Sun 10 Apr Sun

5200 5200 5200 5200

1265 1265 1265 1265

Please note that departures between 1 Nov 2014-31 Mar 2015 for the Australia section are subject to itinerary and hotel modification. Departures between 1 Oct 2015-31 Mar 2016 for the New Zealand section are subject to price, itinerary and hotel modification.

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Time to bid farewell as we transfer you to *Intra Air: Please note that intra-trip airfares are not included in the Sydney Airport for your flight home (flights prices above. Prices require the following intra-trip air sectors to be purchased separately: Day 4 from Rotorua to Christchurch - flights anytime). (BB) to depart after 12pm; Day 10 from Christchurch to Melbourne - flights to arrive prior to 12pm; Day 12 from Melbourne to Cairns - flights to arrive prior to 12pm; Day 14 from Cairns to Sydney - flights to arrive prior to 2pm. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. Airport Transfers and flights *Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Department to discuss land only prices should you wish to purchase your own flights included from the UK from the UK. All flights are subject to availability and price at the time Trafalgar now includes return scheduled of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times flights from the UK and complimentary additional nights may need to be purchased at the beginning or end private UK door to door airport of your trip. International flights from the UK included in the itinerary transfers. See page 66 for details. may mean you leaving earlier or landing later than the start and end dates featured. Please speak to your travel consultant for full details. Festive Season: Surcharge applies to Sydney hotel 29 December-2 January. Day 17 | Depart Sydney

PRIVATE DOOR TO DOOR

27


Discoveries

Highlights of Australia & New Zealand Australia’s Outback and Aboriginal culture await you, the Great Barrier Reef and Sydney Harbour. Then the Maoris of New Zealand, lake and glacier, Auckland and Christchurch. It’s insider moments like… the unforgettable taste of your Outback barbecue at the sustainable Earth Sanctuary, where ecology, culture and astronomy come together to a backdrop of the Outback’s East MacDonnell Ranges. Learning from local artists the beauty and meaning behind Aboriginal dot paintings, then creating your own to take home. Following delicious smells through Melbourne’s hidden laneways as you meet the eccentric inhabitants of this cultural hotspot.

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Melbourne (3 Nights) On arrival at Melbourne Airport you are transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 12pm). This evening join your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and dinner on board the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. (WR D) Hotel: Crowne Plaza Day 2 | Melbourne Sightseeing & Free Time Discover Melbourne on a city sights tour then explore its eclectic little laneways, arcades and café society on your A Local Speciality private walking tour. (BB) Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), Northern Territory

Day 3 | Melbourne Free Time Enjoy a free day to do as you choose. (BB) Day 4 | Melbourne | Alice Springs

TranzAlpine Train, New Zealand

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Alice Springs. On arrival visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service, where you’ll hear from a  A Local Expert how this marvellous facility operates to provide a ‘mantle of safety’ to the people of the outback. Next stop is the School of the Air followed by the Telegraph Station. This evening join us on a discovery tour at Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre. Enjoy a A Be My Guest dinner and afterwards hear from the Falzon brothers, Tom and Danny, about the sustainable lifestyle they have established. (BB  BG) Hotel: Chifley Alice Springs Resort Day 5 | Alice Springs | Uluru (Ayers Rock) (2 Nights) Travel through rugged outback scenery to Ayers Rock Resort, your A Authentic Accommodation. This evening enjoy a complimentary glass of sparkling wine while watching the spectacular sunset at Uluru (Ayers Rock). (BB) Hotel:  Desert Gardens A Authentic Accommodation

Great Barrier Reef, Queensland

It's iconic places City tour in Melbourne, Alice Springs, Sydney and Auckland. Visit Uluru (Ayers Rock) at sunset and sunrise, Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) at sunset, the Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach, thermal valley in Rotorua and glacier at Franz Josef. Cruise on the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Sydney Harbour, Waitemata Harbour in Auckland and Milford Sound. View Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House on a harbour cruise, the Glow Worm Grotto at Waitomo Caves and jade carving in Hokitika. See coral and tropical fish on the Great Barrier Reef and native animals in Australia and New Zealand. Scenic drive through the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine train, the rugged Australian outback, the rainforest of Fiordland National Park.

28

Day 6 | Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) View sunrise at Uluru (Ayers Rock). Tour the caves at its base, hear stories of the Aboriginal Dreamtime and gain a A Unique Insight into local Aboriginal culture. Travel through the desert plains to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Walk through Walpa Gorge and later experience a Kata Tjuta sunset with complimentary wine and nibbles. (BB) Day 7 | Uluru (Ayers Rock) | Cairns (3 Nights) Join a local Aboriginal artist for a fun introduction to Western Desert Art, a A Local Speciality. Your Anangu artist will provide you with an introduction to their culture. You’ll be assisted to complete your

own painting, which you can take home as a memento of your experience. You’ll then be transferred to the airport for your flight to Cairns. (BB) Hotel: Hilton Day 8 | Great Barrier Reef Join your Travel Director for an indigenous experience to introduce you to the significance of art in Aboriginal culture. Later, board a high speed catamaran for the most unforgettable day on the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy an informative reef education presentation by a A Local Expert. See the fascinating coral formations and other exotic marine life from the underwater observatory and the semi-submersible craft. After a tropical buffet Regional Meal there’s time to relax, snorkel some more or scuba dive (own expense). (BB RM) Day 9 | Cairns Free Time Enjoy a free day to do as you choose. (BB) Day 10 | Cairns | Sydney (3 Nights) Spend time at the Cairns Wildlife Dome, where you’ll encounter unique Australian animals. We will transfer you to the airport to board your flight to Sydney, where you have free time this evening. (BB) Hotel: Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour Day 11 | Sydney Sightseeing Prepare yourself this morning for spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean on the cliff-top coastal walk from Tamarama Beach. The walk features stunning vistas, beaches, parks, cliffs, bays and rock pools. When you arrive at Bondi Beach you can wander along the shoreline and dip your toes in the cool clear water. Later, see stunning views of Sydney Harbour and the city skyline on a sightseeing tour. Drive through the Royal Botanic Gardens to visit Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair then join a tour of the iconic Sydney Opera House with a A Local Expert. Top off this highlight day with a cruise on the glistening harbour. (BB) Day 12 | Sydney Free Time Enjoy a full free day in exciting Sydney. Spend your last evening in Sydney together along with your Travel Director at a  Farewell Dinner  in a local restaurant by the water. (BB FD) Day 13 | Sydney | Auckland (2 Nights) You'll be transferred to the airport for your flight to New Zealand. On arrival in Auckland, you are transferred to your hotel. This evening meet your Travel Director for dinner at ‘Eight’ at The Langham. Your personal


WESTERN AUSTRALIA

NORTHERN TERRITORY 1

AYERS ROCK 2 ALICE RESORT SPRINGS

Great Australian Bight

Great Barrier Reef Cruise

CAIRNS 3

NEW SOUTH 3 WALES SYDNEY VICTORIA 3

Hokitika FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER 1

QUEENSTOWN

3

£6070 (per person twin share)

Includes: All our featured inclusions shown on page 3. 21 nights’ accommodation (10 hotels). 21 hot buffet breakfasts. 3 lunches (including Regional Meal, 1 lunch and Be My Guest). 7 dinners (including Welcome Reception, 2 Be My Guest, 2 three course dinners and 2 Farewell Dinners). All land transport shown. All transfers shown.

2

1 ROTORUA

Arthur’s Pass

TASMANIA

Milford Sound

From:

AUCKLAND Waitomo Caves

MELBOURNE

22 days – 2 Countries Discoveries

Coral Sea

QUEENSLAND

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Highlights of Australia & New Zealand

BOOK & PAY EARLY Tranz Alpine

1 CHRISTCHURCH 1

NEW ZEALAND

UP SAVE TO £505 p.p.

Start

Number of overnight stays

End

Sightseeing stops

Trip Type: Discoveries

u

Day 19 | Milford Sound

A morning cruise on Waitemata Harbour is followed by a sightseeing tour including Bastion Point, the War Memorial and the Auckland Harbour Bridge. (BB)

An early start for Milford Sound. Drive along the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau then through the rainforest of Fiordland National Park. Travel through the hand-hewn Homer Tunnel to abundant photo opportunities afforded by the Mirror Lake, Cleddau Valley and the Chasm, en route to Milford Sound to board your cruise, including lunch. (BB L)

Day 15 | Auckland | Rotorua

Day 20 | Queenstown Included Choice

Travel into the Waikato region to the incredible Waitomo Glow Worm Grotto for a boat tour with a A Local Expert. Then continue to Rotorua where you’ll visit Te Puia Thermal Reserve and be accompanied by a A Local Expert. This evening, enjoy a A Be My Guest traditional Maori Hangi dinner with local wine, and a concert at the Tamaki Family Marae. (BB BG) Hotel: Millennium

Today choose one from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Ride the Thunder Jet on Lake Wakatipu, join a wine tour, play a round of golf or take a gondola to the Skyline Restaurant for dinner. Perhaps take a 4WD minibus through Skippers Canyon, relax with a spa treatment at Millbrook Resort or explore Queenstown on a Segway. (BB)

Day 14 | Auckland Sightseeing & Free Time

Day 16 | Rotorua | Christchurch Explore Rainbow Springs Nature Park with a A Local Expert. You may even spot a kiwi! Next stop is the Agrodome Sheep Show for a taste of farm life. Later, you’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight to Christchurch. (BB) Hotel: Novotel Day 17 | Christchurch | Franz Josef Journey through the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine Train. At Hokitika visit a local greenstone (jade) factory, a A Local Speciality. Continue to Franz Josef Glacier. (BB D) Hotel: Scenic Franz Josef Glacier Day 18 | Franz Josef | Queenstown (3 Nights) Drive over the Haast Pass, past Thunder Creek Falls, Lakes Wanaka, Hawea and Dunstan. Enjoy the tastes of delicious stone fruit at Cromwell, the stone fruit capital, a A Local Speciality. Next visit the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown before arriving in adventure-capital Queenstown. (BB) Hotel: Millennium

Day 21 | Queenstown | Christchurch Visit Lake Tekapo, stopping at the Church of the Good Shepherd. Join us at Morelea Farm, a typical working sheep farm. You are welcomed into the home of your hosts Angie and Stan Taylor to enjoy a A Be My Guest lunch in their 600 acre garden. Join your Travel Director this evening in Christchurch for a Farewell Dinner. (BB BG FD) Hotel: Novotel Day 22 | Depart Christchurch You will be transferred to Christchurch Airport for your flight home (flights anytime). (BB)

PRIVATE DOOR TO DOOR

Airport Transfers and flights included from the UK Trafalgar now includes return scheduled flights from the UK and complimentary private UK door to door airport transfers. See page 66 for details.

27 November save 10% 29 January save 7.5% 30 April save 5% Second trip discount SAVE up to £125 p.p. Triple room discount SAVE up to £250 p.p.

Package Price Per Person

u

degustation is prepared for you from the freshest, quality ingredients, including mouth-watering seafood and delicious dessert. (BB D) Hotel: The Langham

BOOK BEFORE:

Frequent traveller discount SAVE up to £250 p.p. Other savings Young traveller discount SAVE up to £505 p.p.

Not to scale

u

Starts Ends Melbourne Christchurch 9 Nov Sun 30 Nov Sun 16 Nov Sun 7 Dec Sun 30 Nov Sun 21 Dec Sun

Package Price Per Person

Single* Twin* Supp. Share Option

6280 6280 6450

1615 1615 1615

6515

1585

Starts Melbourne 6 Sep Sun 20 Sep Sun u

u

u u u

21 Dec Sun 11 Jan Sun 2015 4 Jan Sun 25 Jan Sun 11 Jan Sun 1 Feb Sun 18 Jan Sun 8 Feb Sun

6200 1585 6200 1585 6200 1585

1 Feb Sun 22 Feb Sun 8 Feb Sun 1 Mar Sun 15 Feb Sun 8 Mar Sun

6200 1585 6200 1585 6200 1585

u

u u u u

u u u

u u u

1 Mar Sun 22 Mar Sun 6200 1585 8 Mar Sun 29 Mar Sun 6200 1585 15 Mar Sun 5 Apr Sun 6200 1585

u u

u u u u

5 Apr Sun 26 Apr Sun 6200 1590 19 Apr Sun 10 May Sun 6200 1590

u

u

7 Jun Sun

28 Jun Sun

6070

1570

5 Jul Sun

26 Jul Sun

6170

1595

u

16 Aug Sun 6 Sep Sun

6170

1595

u

u u

u

u

Code: IMZB

Ends Christchurch 27 Sep Sun 11 Oct Sun

Twin* Share

6170 6170

Single* Supp. Option

1595 1595

4 Oct Sun 25 Oct Sun 18 Oct Sun 8 Nov Sun

6500 1655 6500 1655

8 Nov Sun 15 Nov Sun 22 Nov Sun 29 Nov Sun

6500 6500 6500 6600

29 Nov Sun 6 Dec Sun 13 Dec Sun 20 Dec Sun

1655 1655 1655 1655

6 Dec Sun 27 Dec Sun 20 Dec Sun 10 Jan Sun 2016 3 Jan Sun 24 Jan Sun 10 Jan Sun 31 Jan Sun 17 Jan Sun 7 Feb Sun 24 Jan Sun 14 Feb Sun 31 Jan Sun 21 Feb Sun

6400 6400 6400 6400 6400

1625 1625 1625 1625 1625

7 Feb Sun 14 Feb Sun 21 Feb Sun 28 Feb Sun

6400 6400 6400 6400

1625 1625 1625 1625

28 Feb Sun 6 Mar Sun 13 Mar Sun 20 Mar Sun

6 Mar Sun 27 Mar Sun 13 Mar Sun 3 Apr Sun

6500 1625 6500 1625

6400 1625 6400 1625

Please note that departures between 1 Nov 2014-31 Mar 2015 for the Australia section are subject to itinerary and hotel modification. Departures between 1 Oct 2015-31 Mar 2016 for the New Zealand section are subject to price, itinerary and hotel modification.

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person on a twin share basis. *Intra Air: Please note that intra-trip air fares are not included in the prices above. Prices require the following intra-trip air sectors to be purchased separately: Day 4 from Melbourne to Alice Springs - flights to arrive prior to 12pm; Day 7 from Ayers Rock to Cairns - flights to depart after 2pm; Day 10 from Cairns to Sydney - flights to depart after 12pm; Day 13 from Sydney to Auckland - flights to arrive prior to 4pm; Day 16 from Rotorua to Christchurch - flights to depart after 12pm. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. *Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Department to discuss land only prices should you wish to purchase your own flights from the UK. All flights are subject to availability and price at the time of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times additional nights may need to be purchased at the beginning or end of your trip. International flights from the UK included in the itinerary may mean you leaving earlier or landing later than the start and end dates featured. Please speak to your travel consultant for full details. Festive Season: Surcharge applies to Sydney hotel 29 December-2 January.

29


Regional

Southern Capitals - City Meets Bush Two sides of Australia on one fascinating trip. Thoroughly modern Canberra and hip colourful Melbourne meet gold mining and sheep farming roots - to reveal city and country life. It’s insider moments like…  building up to a true Aussie barbecue at the Starr’s sheep farm, meeting the family, watching the skills of sheepdog and shearer, getting hands-on with the different wool they produce. Going back in time to 1857, supping good old Australian ale in a historic gold rush pub, as the memorabilia and the locals tell their story. Then waking up to the smells of home cooking in your local country home, sharing a table with your charismatic hosts and sampling some legendary hospitality.

Parliament House, Canberra

Federation Square, Melbourne

It's iconic places City tour in Melbourne. Orientation of Canberra and Beechworth. Visit Parliament House, the Australian War Memorial and a sheep farm in Canberra and Melbourne’s secret laneways.

30

The Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Victoria


Southern Capitals City Meets Bush 6 days – 1 Country Regional

SYDNEY

NEW SOUTH WALES

1

From:

Berrima

Includes: All our featured inclusions shown on page 3. 5 nights’ accommodation (4 hotels). 5 hot buffet breakfasts. Welcome Reception Lunch. 1 three course dinner. All land transport shown. All transfers shown.

CANBERRA 1

BEECHWORTH

BOOK & PAY EARLY

Glenrowan 1

UP SAVE TO £120 p.p.

VICTORIA

Tasman Sea

2 MELBOURNE

Number of overnight stays

End

Sightseeing stops

Trip Type: Regional

u u

u

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Sydney On arrival at Sydney Airport you are transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax after your journey or take a wander through the streets of this exciting city. Hotel: Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour Day 2 | Sydney | Canberra Meet your travelling companions and Travel Director this morning. Departing Sydney you’ll begin your journey to the nation’s capital via the Southern Highlands with a stop at historic Berrima, and a visit to a working sheep farm, where you’ll get a taste of farm life from a A  Local Expert, including a  Welcome Reception  and an Aussie barbecue lunch. You’ll even see a sheep shearing demonstration, a A  Local Specialty. On arrival in Canberra, you’ll tour through Parliament House with a A Local Expert  and visit the Australian War Memorial before enjoying dinner this evening with your Travel Director. (BB WR L D) Hotel: Novotel Day 3 | Canberra | Beechworth Before departing Canberra you’ll visit the summit of Mt. Ainslie in Canberra Nature Park to take in views of this unique city and surrounding ranges. Journey over the mighty Murray River into Victoria taking the scenic route to historic Beechworth, Victoria’s best preserved gold rush town,  for your unique overnight stay in one of the quaint local properties, your  A Authentic Accommodation.  The region is geographically varied, with towering winter snow capped mountains, tree-covered ranges, magical lakes, wild rivers and tranquil rural farmlands.  Get to know Beechworth with an orientation and

27 November save 10% 29 January save 7.5% 30 April save 5% Second trip discount SAVE up to £30 p.p. Triple room discount SAVE up to £60 p.p.

Package Price Per Person

u u

some free time to explore the legendary Beechworth Bakery as well as antique shops, galleries and the museum. (BB) Hotel:  Boutique Country Accommodation A Authentic Accommodation

u u

Day 4 | Beechworth | Melbourne (2 Nights) Travel though Glenrowan and Ned Kelly country to culturally diverse and cosmopolitan Melbourne for a city sights tour including a private walk through Melbourne’s famous hidden laneways, a  A Local Speciality. You’ll discover the city’s eclectic little lanes, arcades, café  society and fascinating shops. Spend the rest of the day exploring on your own. (BB) Hotel: Crowne Plaza Day 5 | Melbourne Free Time Today Melbourne is all yours to explore. You’ll have time to discover some of the secrets of this exceptional city – a myriad of cafés, galleries, museums, markets, restaurants, laneways and parks await you. If you wish to explore further afield you can join a trip to the famous Penguin Parade on Phillip Island, where you’ll watch the nightly ritual as the little penguins march up the sand to their nesting places. Or take the journey along the Great Ocean Road to see the famous Twelve Apostles. Visit the Yarra Valley’s wineries, the Dandenongs and Puffing Billy or Sovereign Hill’s goldmine. Ask your Travel Director for details. (BB)

u

Starts Ends Sydney Melbourne 10 Nov Mon 15 Nov Sat

Single* Twin* Supp. Share Option

2375

345

1 Dec Mon 6 Dec Sat 22 Dec Mon 27 Dec Sat 2015 12 Jan Mon 17 Jan Sat

2375 2875

345 345

2565

345

2 Feb Mon 7 Feb Sat 23 Feb Mon 28 Feb Sat

2565 2565

345 345

16 Mar Mon 21 Mar Sat 30 Mar Mon 4 Apr Sat

2565 2565

345 345

13 Apr Mon 18 Apr Sat

2425

350

11 May Mon 16 May Sat

2425

350

Code: ESBM

BOOK BEFORE:

Frequent traveller discount SAVE up to £60 p.p. Other savings Young traveller discount SAVE up to £120 p.p.

u

Start

£2375 (per person twin share)

Package Price Per Person

Ends Melbourne 12 Sep Sat 3 Oct Sat

Twin* Share

Single* Supp. Option

19 Oct Mon 24 Oct Sat

2615

350

9 Nov Mon 14 Nov Sat 30 Nov Mon 5 Dec Sat

2615 2615

350 350

21 Dec Mon 26 Dec Sat 2016 11 Jan Mon 16 Jan Sat

2725

350

2615

350

1 Feb Mon 6 Feb Sat 22 Feb Mon 27 Feb Sat

2615 2615

350 350

14 Mar Mon 19 Mar Sat 28 Mar Mon 2 Apr Sat

2615 2615

350 350

Starts Sydney 7 Sep Mon 28 Sep Mon

2615 2615

350 350

Please note that these departures are subject to itinerary and hotel modification.

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person on a twin share basis. *Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Department to discuss land only prices should you wish to purchase your own flights from the UK. All flights are subject to availability and price at the time of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times additional nights may need to be purchased at the beginning or end of your trip. International flights from the UK included in the itinerary may mean you leaving earlier or landing later than the start and end dates featured. Please speak to your travel consultant for full details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

PRIVATE DOOR TO DOOR

Airport Transfers and flights included from the UK Trafalgar now includes return scheduled flights from the UK and complimentary private UK door to door airport transfers. See page 66 for details.

Day 6 | Depart Melbourne Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Melbourne Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

Beechworth, Victoria

KEY: A Insider Experience    WR Welcome Reception    BB Buffet Breakfast    L Lunch    D Dinner    RM Regional Meal    FD Farewell Dinner    BG Be My Guest Dining  

31


At Leisure

Discover Australia Aboriginal rock paintings in Uluru, underwater paradise at the Great Barrier Reef, vibrant city life in Sydney – discover the best of Australia at an enjoyable pace. It’s insider moments like… meeting skilled Aboriginal artists at work in Uluru – the ancient sacred landmark also known as Ayers Rock – and having a go at traditional dot painting. Being treated by a top Sydney restaurateur to a private lunch of three courses, each in a different restaurant.You’ll feast on some first class local seafood as he talks you through the choppy waters of building his cosmopolitan restaurant business. And it’s going behind-the-scenes at Sydney Opera House as our expert reveals the secrets beneath the famous sails.

Uluru (Ayers Rock), Northern Territory

It’s travel beyond the expected

Sydney Harbour

It's iconic places City tour in Sydney. Visit the Sydney Opera House, Bondi Beach, Uluru (Ayers Rock) at sunset and sunrise, Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) at sunset and Cairns Wildlife Dome. Cruise on Sydney Harbour and the Great Barrier Reef. Views of Sydney Harbour Bridge at sunset, and the Royal Botanic Gardens. See coral, tropical fish and native Australian animals in Queensland.

32

Day 1 | Arrive Sydney (3 Nights)

Day 2 | Sydney Sightseeing

On arrival in Sydney you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 10.30am). This afternoon enjoy a tour of the Sydney Opera House with a  A Local Expert. Early this evening it’s time to find your sea-legs as you board a Captain Cook Cruise for your Welcome Reception and dinner  with your Travel  Director and fellow travelling companions. You’ll  pass magnificent waterfront homes, beaches and parklands and all the main harbour attractions including the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Witness spring  twilight, summer evenings, autumn sunsets or winter city lights while enjoying a delicious contemporary Australian menu. (WR  D) Hotel:  Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour

This morning, board your coach to see the Royal Botanic Gardens and visit Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair. Your next destination is famous Bondi Beach, where you can wander along the shoreline and dip your toes in the cool clear ocean. Return to the city to meet one of Sydney’s restaurateurs for a private culinary journey. You’ll visit three top Sydney restaurants for a  A Be My Guest  experience, enjoying a progressive three course lunch, one course at each destination. Feast on fresh Australian produce including some of our world-famous seafood. Later, if you want to see Sydney from above, take the climb of your life with the Sydney Harbour Bridge ‘BridgeClimb’. (BB BG)


Discover Australia

Coral Sea

NORTHERN TERRITORY

CAIRNS 3

9 days – 1 Country At Leisure

Great Barrier Reef Cruise

From:

Includes: All our featured inclusions shown on page 3. 8 nights’ accommodation (3 hotels). 8 hot buffet breakfasts. 2 lunches (including Be My Guest and Regional Meal). 2 dinners (including Welcome Reception and Farewell Dinner). All land transport shown. All transfers shown.

QUEENSLAND

AYERS

Kata Tjuta 2 ROCK (the Olgas) RESORT Uluru (Ayers Rock)

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

NEW SOUTH WALES VICTORIA

Start

Number of overnight stays

End

Sightseeing stops

Day 3 | Sydney At Leisure Spend a free day in Sydney seeing the sights of your choice. Or perhaps take an Optional Experience to view the Three Sisters in the Blue Mountains and Jenolan Caves or an interesting trip to Canberra, Australia’s capital. Or travel to the Hunter Valley, New South Wales’ premier wine growing region, for a wineries tour. (BB)

£3270 (per person twin share)

BOOK & PAY EARLY UP SAVE TO £205 p.p.

3 SYDNEY

27 November save 10% 29 January save 7.5% 30 April save 5% Second trip discount SAVE up to £50 p.p. Triple room discount SAVE up to £100 p.p.

Package Price Per Person

Trip Type: At Leisure to  their  culture. You’ll be assisted to complete your own painting, which you can take home as a  memento  of your experience. You’ll then be transferred to the airport for your flight to the holiday resort town of Cairns. (BB) Hotel: Hilton Day 7 | Great Barrier Reef

Encounter unique Australian animals at the Cairns Wildlife Dome. Later, board a Day 4 | Sydney | Uluru (Ayers Rock) high speed catamaran for an unforgettable (2 Nights) day on the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy a reef You will be transferred to Sydney Airport education presentation by a A  Local Expert. for your flight to Ayers Rock Resort, your  Snorkel in the underwater paradise with its A Authentic Accommodation. Late afternoon colourful coral and tropical fish and view this travel to the Uluru sunset viewing area. natural living wonder up close (equipment Witness and photograph the striking colour provided). Visit the underwater observatory changes of Uluru at sunset while enjoying and watch the marine life glide by plus a complimentary glass of sparkling wine take a ride in the semi-submersible vessel. and canapés. (BB) Hotel:  Desert Gardens Enjoy a tropical buffet Regional Meal before returning to Cairns in the late afternoon. A Authentic Accommodation This evening visit the Cairns Night Markets, a  A Local Speciality, for the chance to Day 5 | Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) purchase some souvenirs. (BB RM) Rise early this morning to experience sunrise at Uluru (Ayers Rock). Watch the Day 8 | Cairns At Leisure first rays of dawn set the Red Centre alight. Travel by coach to the base of Uluru (Ayers Enjoy a full free day in this tropical city. Rock). Your Guide will walk with you to the Perhaps take a ride on the famous Kuranda Mutitjulu Waterhole, indicating the natural Railway for the breathtaking journey to the features of the landscape. Hear traditional village of Kuranda with time to stroll through Aboriginal stories and gain a  A Unique the market. Return to the lowlands by the Insight into this special place. Visit the Uluru Skyrail Cableway above the Barron Gorge - Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. This afternoon National Park, a beautiful experience. Visit travel to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), 36 massive the award-winning Tjapukai Aboriginal domes of red conglomerate rock. The Cultural Park. Experience the History, walking trail through the Walpa Gorge Creation and Dance Theatres where the follows the natural creek bed between legends of the Dreamtime are brought to two of the tallest domes. Later, enjoy life. Or if nature is your thing, you could complimentary wine and nibbles as the take a trip to Cape Tribulation. This evening join your Travel Director and new-found sun sets at Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). (BB) friends for a Farewell Dinner. (BB FD) Day 6 | Uluru (Ayers Rock) | Cairns Day 9 | Depart Cairns (3 Nights) Join a local Aboriginal artist for a fun This morning after breakfast you will be introduction to Western Desert Art, transferred to Cairns Airport for your flight a  A Local Speciality.  Your Anangu artist home (flights anytime). (BB)

BOOK BEFORE:

Frequent traveller discount SAVE up to £100 p.p. Other savings Young traveller discount SAVE up to £205 p.p.

Tasman Sea

u

Code: ASACL

Package Price Per Person

Twin* Share

Single* Supp. Option

650

Starts Sydney 1 Jun Mon

Twin* Share

Single* Supp. Option

3420

620

5 Jan Mon

9 Dec Tue 2015 13 Jan Tue

31 Aug Mon 8 Sep Tue

3355

665

3420

620

5 Oct Mon

13 Oct Tue

3355

665

u

2 Feb Mon

10 Feb Tue

3420

620

9 Mar Mon 17 Mar Tue

3420

620

3355 3520

665 665

6 Apr Mon

14 Apr Tue

3490

635

2 Nov Mon 10 Nov Tue 30 Nov Mon 8 Dec Tue 2016 4 Jan Mon 12 Jan Tue

u

3490

635

4 May Mon 12 May Tue

3270

635

1 Feb Mon

9 Feb Tue

3490

635

7 Mar Mon

15 Mar Tue

3490

635

u

Starts Sydney 3 Nov Mon

Ends Cairns 11 Nov Tue

u

1 Dec Mon

u

3280

Ends Cairns

9 Jun Tue

3270

635

Please note that these departures are subject to itinerary and hotel modification.

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person on a twin share basis. *Intra Air: Please note that intra-trip airfares are not included in the prices above. Prices require the following intra-trip air sectors to be purchased separately: Day 4 from Sydney to Ayers Rock - flights to arrive prior to 2pm; Day 6 from Ayers Rock to Cairns flights to depart after 2pm. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. *Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Department to discuss land only prices should you wish to purchase your own flights from the UK. All flights are subject to availability and price at the time of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times additional nights may need to be purchased at the beginning or end of your trip. International flights from the UK included in the itinerary may mean you leaving earlier or landing later than the start and end dates featured. Please speak to your travel consultant for full details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

PRIVATE DOOR TO DOOR

Airport Transfers and flights included from the UK Trafalgar now includes return scheduled flights from the UK and complimentary private UK door to door airport transfers. See page 66 for details.

will provide you with an introduction

Great Barrier Reef, Queensland

KEY: A Insider Experience    WR Welcome Reception    BB Buffet Breakfast    L Lunch    D Dinner    RM Regional Meal    FD Farewell Dinner    BG Be My Guest Dining  

33


At Leisure

Sydney, Reef & Rainforest Vibrant Sydney, the picture-postcard beauty of Hamilton Island and the natural wonders of Port Douglas and Cairns join together, in a leisurely exploration of the East Coast. It’s insider moments like… shopping for traditional crafts at Sydney’s buzzing Rocks Markets, and exploring the tropical beauty of Hamilton Island from our authentic beach-front resort. It’s being entranced by the Aboriginal ‘smoking ceremony’ performed to ward off evil spirits, then wandering the Mossman Gorge rainforest as an indigenous expert shares local legends. And learning about the Great Barrier Reef with a Marine Biologist alive with a myriad of underwater species, it’s the only living organism you can see from space. Day 2 | Sydney sightseeing This morning enjoy a tour of the Sydney Opera House with a A Local Expert. Later, board your coach to see the Royal Botanic Gardens and visit Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair. Your destination is famous Bondi Beach for an iconic Australian experience. You’ll be greeted by a local surf lifesaver before a Regional Meal at an Aussie institution, the Returned Servicemen’s Club, with its views over the Pacific Ocean. Your host will take you on an exclusive tour through Australia’s oldest surf lifesaving club to learn about the history of Bondi and surf lifesaving, a A Local Speciality. When you return to the city you’ll have the opportunity to see Sydney from above, take the climb of your life with the Sydney Harbour Bridge ‘BridgeClimb’. (BB RM) Day 3 | Sydney At Leisure Spend a free day in Sydney seeing the sights of your choice. Or perhaps take an Optional Experience to view the Three Sisters in the Blue Mountains and Jenolan Caves or an interesting trip to Canberra, Australia’s capital. Or travel to the Hunter Valley, New South Wales’ premier wine growing region, for a wineries tour. (BB) Hamilton Island, Queensland

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Sydney (3 Nights)

Mossman Gorge, Daintree National Park, Queensland

It's iconic places City tour in Sydney. Visit Bondi Beach, Sydney Opera House, Hamilton Island and World Heritage Daintree National Park. Cruise on Sydney Harbour and the Great Barrier Reef. View the Sydney Harbour Bridge and rainforest near Cairns. See coral, tropical fish and native Australian animals  in Queensland.

34

On arrival in Sydney you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 10.30am). Join your Travel Director to visit the famous Rocks Markets, a  A Local Speciality, held every weekend in Sydney’s historic Rocks district, the place where the first European settlers stepped ashore on 26 January 1788.  With jewellery, Indigenous artwork, evocative photography, gifts, souvenirs, homewares, sweet and savoury treats and arts and crafts, the market is more than just a shopping experience. While you’re there, you can explore narrow lanes, stroll along cobblestone streets and traverse historic sandstone steps. Now it’s time to find your  sea-legs  as you board a Captain Cook Cruise for your  Welcome Reception and dinner with your Travel Director. You’ll  pass magnificent waterfront homes, beaches and parklands and all the main harbour attractions including the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Witness spring  twilight, summer evenings, autumn sunsets or winter city lights  while enjoying a delicious contemporary Australian menu. (WR  D) Hotel:  Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour

Day 4 | Sydney | Hamilton Island (2 Nights) You will be transferred to Sydney Airport for your flight to Hamilton Island, one of the 74 islands in Queensland’s Whitsundays, and your  A Authentic Accommodation. The rest of the day and evening is at leisure for you to relax or explore and  orientate  yourself with the picturesque surroundings. (BB) Hotel: Reef View A Authentic Accommodation Day 5 | Hamilton Island At Leisure Enjoy breakfast with the koalas then it’s time to take it easy or make the most of the many activities that are available to you today at the resort. You can relax at a beach or by a pool. Or you can strap on your walking shoes and take a hike into Hamilton Island’s bushland. Go sea-kayaking, snorkelling or windsurfing. Consider a cruise to beautiful Whitehaven Beach, stretching 7 empty kilometres. If you’d prefer to be less active, perhaps indulge in a facial or massage at Spa wumurdaylin (own expense). The options are endless and your Travel Director will be happy to help. (BB) Day 6 | Hamilton Island | Cairns | Port Douglas (2 Nights) This morning you will be transferred to the airport on Hamilton Island for your flight to Cairns, in tropical Far North Queensland. On arrival you’ll board your coach for the short journey to the resort town of Port Douglas,


Sydney, Reef & Rainforest

Coral Sea

PORT DOUGLAS 2 CAIRNS 2

10 days – 1 Country At Leisure

Great Barrier Reef Cruise

From:

Includes: All our featured inclusions shown on page 3. 9 nights’ accommodation (4 hotels). 9 hot buffet breakfasts. 2 Regional Meal lunches. 3 dinners (including Welcome Reception, three course dinner and Farewell Dinner). All land transport shown. All transfers shown.

2 HAMILTON ISLAND

NORTHERN TERRITORY

£3325 (per person twin share)

QUEENSLAND

BOOK & PAY EARLY SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Start

Number of overnight stays

End

Sightseeing stops

UP SAVE TO £350 p.p.

NEW SOUTH WALES

nestled between two World Heritage listed areas, the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree National Park. This afternoon discover the village of Port Douglas and perhaps join one of the resort’s activities or relax by the lagoon-style pool. This evening you may be tempted by a cocktail at Estilo lounge bar before dinner at Bazaar marketplace. (BB D) Hotel: QT Port Douglas Day 7 | Great Barrier Reef Board your Quicksilver wavepiercing catamaran for your cruise to renowned Agincourt Reef, at the very outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef. The friendly professional crew will take you to an underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of colour and brilliance. Enjoy a reef education presentation by a  A Local Expert. Choose to  snorkel (equipment provided) or you can stay dry  and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a Quicksilver semi-sub, just one metre underwater. Watch the fish-feeding from Quicksilver’s unique underwater viewing platform  and underwater observatory. A hot and cold tropical buffet  Regional Meal  including fresh prawns, meats, salads and fruit is served before you return to Port Douglas this afternoon. (BB RM) Day 8 | Port Douglas | Cairns (2 Nights) Your first stop is Mossman Gorge in the Daintree National Park for your A Unique Insight, the Ngadiku Dreamtime Gorge Walk. In this hands-on experience you’ll learn about traditional plant use and your interpretive Indigenous Guide will identify bush food sources. They will

BOOK BEFORE:

27 November save 10% 29 January save 7.5% 30 April save 5%

Frequent traveller discount SAVE up to £175 p.p. Other savings Young traveller discount SAVE up to £350 p.p.

Second trip discount SAVE up to £90 p.p. Triple room discount SAVE up to £175 p.p.

Package Price Per Person

3 SYDNEY

Trip Type: At Leisure provide an enchanting narrative of the rainforest and their special relationship with this unique tropical environment. At the end of the journey enjoy traditional bush tea and damper (bread). Later, you’ll travel to Kuranda, where there’s time to explore the ‘village in the rainforest’ including the Heritage Village Markets. Return to the lowlands on the Skyrail Cableway high above the canopy of the Barron Gorge National Park. This evening in Cairns is free for you to do as you wish. (BB) Hotel: Hilton Day 9 | Cairns At Leisure Your day is at leisure to do as you please. Perhaps visit the award-winning Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park and learn about this ancient culture through theatres, stages shows and demonstrations. Or spot crocodiles and birds in their natural habitat and learn about the fascinating harbour and its history on an afternoon cruise on Cairns Harbour. Perhaps visit Cairns Tropical Zoo. You can cuddle a koala, feed a kangaroo, see giant crocodiles and enjoy great wildlife presentations and tours. Or  at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures  take a journey of discovery through woodlands and rainforest where you can see an array of wildlife, including beautiful tropical birds, reptiles, insects and other native fauna. This evening join your fellow travellers and Travel Director at a Farewell Dinner. (BB FD) Day 10 | Depart Cairns Say goodbye to your Travel Director and companions at the end of your memorable tropical escapade. You will be transferred to Cairns Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

3325

Single* Supp. Option

705

Ends Cairns

Twin* Share

Single* Supp. Option

3515

705

8 Nov Sun

17 Nov Tue

3400

735

3515

705

6 Dec Sun

15 Dec Tue 2016 3 Jan Sun 12 Jan Tue 31 Jan Sun 9 Feb Tue

3595

735

3595 3595

735 735

28 Feb Sun 8 Mar Tue

3595

735

27 Mar Sun 5 Apr Tue

3595

735

u

u

7 Dec Sun

u

4 Jan Sun

16 Dec Tue 2015 13 Jan Tue

u

1 Feb Sun

10 Feb Tue

3515

705

1 Mar Sun 10 Mar Tue 29 Mar Sun 7 Apr Tue

3515 3515

705 705

13 Sep Sun 22 Sep Tue

3400

735

u

Package Price Per Person

Starts Sydney 11 Oct Sun

Starts Sydney 9 Nov Sun

u

u

18 Nov Tue

Twin* Share

Ends Cairns

Code: QFSC

20 Oct Tue

3400

735

Please note that these departures are subject to itinerary and hotel modification.

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person on a twin share basis. *Intra Air: Please note that intra-trip airfares are not included in the prices above. Prices require the following intra-trip air sectors to be purchased separately: Day 4 from Sydney to Hamilton Island - flights anytime; Day 6 from Hamilton Island to Cairns - flights to arrive prior to 12pm. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. *Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Department to discuss land only prices should you wish to purchase your own flights from the UK. All flights are subject to availability and price at the time of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times additional nights may need to be purchased at the beginning or end of your trip. International flights from the UK included in the itinerary may mean you leaving earlier or landing later than the start and end dates featured. Please speak to your travel consultant for full details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

PRIVATE DOOR TO DOOR

Airport Transfers and flights included from the UK Trafalgar now includes return scheduled flights from the UK and complimentary private UK door to door airport transfers. See page 66 for details.

The Rocks Markets, Sydney

KEY: A Insider Experience    WR Welcome Reception    BB Buffet Breakfast    L Lunch    D Dinner    RM Regional Meal    FD Farewell Dinner    BG Be My Guest Dining  

35


Regional

Tastes of Southern Australia This is a sensual journey of lush landscapes and ocean views, top market fare and Barossa wines, simple bush tucker and sumptuous seafood - with wildlife to feast your eyes on. It’s insider experiences like… eating bush tucker fresh from nature with your local Aboriginal guide, getting the hang of the boomerang, and spotting koalas and emus in the wild, all in the dormant volcano that is Tower Hill reserve. Talking to the providores, tasting their produce and learning the secrets of historic Adelaide Central Market. Walking on the sand among sea lions, as mothers feed their young and grown males reappear from the waves after days of hunting fish.

The Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Victoria

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Sydney On arrival at Sydney Airport you are transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax after your journey or to take a wander through the streets of this exciting city. Hotel:  Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour Day 2 | Sydney | Canberra

Kangaroo Island, South Australia

It's iconic places City tour in Melbourne and Adelaide. Visit Parliament House and a sheep farm in Canberra, Melbourne’s secret laneways, Tower Hill Game Reserve, wineries in the Barossa, Flinders Chase National Park on Kangaroo Island and Adelaide Central Market. View the Twelve Apostles on the Great Ocean Road, Sea-lions, Remarkable Rocks and Admiral’s Arch on Kangaroo Island.

36

Departing Sydney you’ll begin your journey to the nation’s capital via the Southern Highlands with a stop at historic Berrima, famous for its gaol and a visit to a working sheep farm, where you’ll get a taste of farm life from a A Local Expert, including a Welcome Reception and an Aussie barbecue lunch. Your destination is Canberra, a city designed by American architect Walter Burley Griffin. Tour through Parliament House with a  A Local Expert and visit the Australian War Memorial before dinner this evening with your Travel Director and fellow travellers. (BB WR L D) Hotel: Novotel Day 3 | Canberra | Beechworth Before departing Canberra you’ll visit the summit of Mt. Ainslie in Canberra Nature Park to take in views of this unique city and surrounding ranges. Journey over the mighty Murray River into Victoria taking the scenic route to historic Beechworth,  Victoria’s best preserved gold rush town,  for your unique overnight stay in one of the quaint local properties,

your  A Authentic Accommodation.  The region is geographically varied, with towering winter snow capped mountains, tree-covered ranges, magical lakes, wild rivers and tranquil rural farmlands.  Get to know Beechworth with an orientation and some free time to explore the legendary Beechworth Bakery as well as antique shops, galleries and the museum. (BB) Hotel:  Boutique Country Accommodation A Authentic Accommodation Day 4 | Beechworth | Melbourne (2 Nights) Travel through Glenrowan and Ned Kelly country to culturally diverse and cosmopolitan Melbourne for a city sights tour including a private walk through Melbourne’s famous hidden laneways, a  A Local Speciality. You’ll discover the city’s eclectic little lanes, arcades, café  society and fascinating shops. Spend the rest of the day exploring on your own. (BB) Hotel: Crowne Plaza Day 5 | Melbourne Free Time Today Melbourne is all yours to explore. You’ll have time to discover some of the secrets of this city - a myriad of cafés, galleries, museums, markets, restaurants, laneways and parks await you. Or if you want to get out of town you can take a trip to Phillip Island’s Little Penguins, the Yarra Valley wineries, the Dandenongs and Puffing Billy Steam Train or Sovereign Hill’s goldmine. (BB)


Tastes of Southern Australia

QUEENSLAND

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

NEW SOUTH WALES

From:

2

BEECHWORTH

2

VICTORIA

KANGAROO ISLAND

SYDNEY

Mt. Gambier Tower Hill

Great Ocean Road 1

1 CANBERRA

1

Glenrowan 2 MELBOURNE

Twelve Apostles

WARRNAMBOOL

£3625 (per person twin share)

Includes: All our featured inclusions shown on page 3. 10 nights’ accommodation (7 hotels). 10 hot buffet breakfasts. 3 lunches (including Welcome Reception, Regional Meal and Be My Guest). 4 dinners (including 3 three course dinners and Farewell Dinner). All land transport shown. All transfers shown.

1

The Barossa

ADELAIDE

11 days – 1 Country Regional

BOOK & PAY EARLY UP SAVE TO £250 p.p.

Start

Number of overnight stays

End

Sightseeing stops

Hold on to your seats today for one of the world’s great road trips – the Great Ocean Road. You’ll get plenty of photo opportunities along this gorgeous coastal road and a visit to the amazing Twelve Apostles, before finishing the day in the whale watching capital of Warrnambool. (BB D) Hotel: Quality Suites Deep Blue

Trip Type: Regional

u

Day 7 | Warrnambool | Adelaide (2 Nights) This morning visit Worn Gundidj at Tower Hill State Reserve. The area was a rich food source for the Koroitgundidj people whose descendants retain links with this country. A  A Local Expert  will provide you with a  A Unique Insight  into flora, wildlife, volcanic formations, bush existence and medicinal practices from an Aboriginal perspective. Continue across the South Australia border into Mt. Gambier to visit the Blue Lake then travel on to Adelaide, the gorgeous ‘City of Churches’. (BB  D) Hotel: Stamford Plaza Day 8 | The Barossa This highlight day starts with a sightseeing tour of Adelaide city. Then journey north for a A Local Speciality, a visit to Australia’s best-known wine-producing region, the Barossa. You’ll drive through quaint villages on your way to Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop, where you’ll have the chance to purchase some gourmet delights (seasonal). Now it’s time for a ‘boutique tasting’ lunch at the South Australian Company Store. At the Company Kitchen you’ll enjoy a scrumptious Regional Meal, including a tasting plate, and wine tastings from two boutique wineries. Later, visit Jacob’s Creek winery to taste some of their famous wines before returning to Adelaide. (BB RM)

Day 9 | Adelaide | Kangaroo Island (2 Nights)

u

u

Spend some time relaxing or exploring this friendly city before you visit seaside Glenelg. Then continue to Cape Jervis to board your ferry to Kangaroo Island. (BB) Hotel: Aurora Ozone

u u

u u

Day 10 | Kangaroo Island Sightseeing Today you’ll explore Kangaroo Island! Head to Flinders Chase National Park for some great photo opportunities at the Remarkable Rocks and Admiral’s Arch. You’ll also have the chance to spot koalas, wallabies and kangaroos. Join your companions at the Andermel Marron Farm for a  A Be My Guest experience that captures much that is very special about Kangaroo Island. Andermel will host you on a visit to the Marron (freshwater crayfish) ponds and tanks. Enjoy a Wine Tasting of their own Two Wheeler Creek wine, a A Local Speciality, and farm-produced bush tucker before sampling the Marron with lunch. Later, tour with a  A Local Expert  at the Seal Bay Conservation Park and walk among a colony of sea lions. Celebrate your trip at a  Farewell Dinner  with your Travel Director. (BB BG FD) Day 11 | Kangaroo Island | Depart Adelaide This morning you’ll cruise by ferry back to Cape Jervis then on to Adelaide to join a Food Expert for a guided tour of the 140 year old Adelaide Central Market, a  A Local Speciality. Enjoy the hustle and bustle, sample the culinary delights, meet the traders and share the history and secrets of the Market. Later, you will be transferred to Adelaide Airport for your onward flight (flights to depart after 5pm). (BB)

27 November save 10% 29 January save 7.5% 30 April save 5% Second trip discount SAVE up to £65 p.p. Triple room discount SAVE up to £125 p.p.

Package Price Per Person

u

Day 6 | Melbourne | Warrnambool

BOOK BEFORE:

Frequent traveller discount SAVE up to £125 p.p. Other savings Young traveller discount SAVE up to £250 p.p.

Bass Strait

u

Starts Ends Sydney Adelaide 10 Nov Mon 20 Nov Thu

Single* Twin* Supp. Share Option

3625

670

1 Dec Mon 11 Dec Thu 22 Dec Mon 1 Jan Thu 2015 12 Jan Mon 22 Jan Thu

3800 4200

670 670

3825

670

2 Feb Mon 12 Feb Thu 23 Feb Mon 5 Mar Thu

3825 3825

670 670

16 Mar Mon 26 Mar Thu 30 Mar Mon 9 Apr Thu

3825 3825

670 670

13 Apr Mon 23 Apr Thu

3745

710

11 May Mon 21 May Thu

3745

710

Code: ESMA

Package Price Per Person

Ends Adelaide 17 Sep Thu 8 Oct Thu

Twin* Share

Single* Supp. Option

19 Oct Mon 29 Oct Thu

3820

710

9 Nov Mon 19 Nov Thu 30 Nov Mon 10 Dec Thu

3920 3920

710 710

21 Dec Mon 31 Dec Thu 2016 11 Jan Mon 21 Jan Thu

4120

710

3945

710

1 Feb Mon 11 Feb Thu 22 Feb Mon 3 Mar Thu

3945 3945

710 710

14 Mar Mon 24 Mar Thu 28 Mar Mon 7 Apr Thu

3945 3945

710 710

Starts Sydney 7 Sep Mon 28 Sep Mon

3820 3820

710 710

Please note that these departures are subject to itinerary and hotel modification.

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person on a twin share basis. *Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Department to discuss land only prices should you wish to purchase your own flights from the UK. All flights are subject to availability and price at the time of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times additional nights may need to be purchased at the beginning or end of your trip. International flights from the UK included in the itinerary may mean you leaving earlier or landing later than the start and end dates featured. Please speak to your travel consultant for full details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

PRIVATE DOOR TO DOOR

Airport Transfers and flights included from the UK Trafalgar now includes return scheduled flights from the UK and complimentary private UK door to door airport transfers. See page 66 for details.

The Barossa, South Australia

KEY: A Insider Experience    WR Welcome Reception    BB Buffet Breakfast    L Lunch    D Dinner    RM Regional Meal    FD Farewell Dinner    BG Be My Guest Dining  

37


Regional

Perfect Tasmania Nature has been generous to Tasmania. So we cruise the Gordon River and Wineglass Bay, walk at Cradle Mountain, stop at an estate, cheese farm and vineyard for a full experience. It’s insider moments like… dazzling your palate with the special Botrytis Riesling at Josef Chromy’s 1880s homestead vineyard. Their famous wines top off a lunch of island produce in the fabulous landscaped gardens. Feeling at one with the rainforest as you glide down the Gordon River to the ruins of Sarah Island penal colony. Following each stage of cheese production with Ashgrove Farm’s owner – till you taste the exciting wild wasabi or lavender variety.Tucking into your teatime gift of home-made treats from the custodians of the Shene Estate, after you tour its Gothic splendour.

Freycinet National Park

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Hobart On arrival at Hobart Airport you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 12.30pm). Your orientation tour takes in Battery Point, Salamanca Place, the Botanic Gardens and Constitution Dock. The last stop is Mt. Nelson for views overlooking Hobart. Tonight meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers at the hotel for a Welcome Reception  followed by dinner. (WR D) Hotel: Grand Chancellor Day 2 | Hobart | Strahan

Bridestowe Estate Lavender Farm

It's iconic places City tour in Hobart. Visit Russell Falls, Cradle Mountain,  Cataract Gorge in Launceston, Bridestowe Lavender Farm, Freycinet National Park and Port Arthur Historic Site. Cruise on the Gordon River and Wineglass Bay. View Lake St Clair and Dove Lake in Cradle Mountain National Park and historic Ross Bridge.

38

This morning you’ll head west to the magnificent Mt. Field National Park, Tasmania’s oldest, and location of the spectacular three-tiered Russell Falls. Later, take the winding journey up to Lake St. Clair – amazing vistas await you. This afternoon visit the Wall in the Wilderness, a fascinating sculpture where artist Greg Duncan has hand-carved a series of scenes into a collection of panels commemorating those who have shaped the area’s past and present. Back down through Queenstown, along the rainforest bordered road of World Heritage protected Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, to coastal Strahan. (BB D) Hotel: Strahan Village

Day 3 | Strahan | Gordon River Cruise | Cradle Mountain (2 Nights) Start the day on the Gordon River Cruise, where the wilderness comes to the water’s edge, with commentary by a A Local Expert. You’ll be awestruck by the beauty of the dark waters, stained amber by buttongrass tannins, reflecting the untouched wilderness. Stop at Sarah Island for your A Unique Insight  into Tasmania’s lesser known convict history, the Macquarie Harbour Penal Settlement. See Hell’s Gate and Heritage Landing, site of the 2,000 year old Huon Pine. Pass the mining and Hydro Electric towns of Rosebery and Tullah as you travel to your  A Authentic Accommodation, on the boundary of sensational Cradle Mountain National Park. (BB  L  D) Hotel:  Cradle Mountain A Authentic Accommodation Day 4 | Cradle Mountain Sightseeing This morning it’s time to explore the pristine inspiring beauty of Cradle Mountain National Park. Join your Travel Director for a guided walk around Dove Lake. Then meander back to Cradle Mountain Hotel through the wild ancient forests and alpine heathlands on the purpose-built


Perfect Tasmania

Weldborough Pass Sheffield

CRADLE MOUNTAIN

Ashgrove Farm Cheese Factory

2

2 LAUNCESTON

From:

TASMANIA

Tullah Rosebery

11 days – 1 Country Regional

St. Helens

Includes: All our featured inclusions shown on page 3. 10 nights’ accommodation (5 hotels). 10 hot buffet breakfasts. 2 lunches (including 1 lunch and Be My Guest). 7 dinners (including Welcome Reception, 5 three course dinners and Farewell Dinner). All land transport shown. All transfers shown.

BICHENO 2 Ross

Queenstown 1 STRAHAN

Wineglass Bay

Lake St. Clair

Gordon River Cruise

Freycinet Peninsula Cruise

Freycinet National Park

1

2

HOBART

BOOK & PAY EARLY UP SAVE TO £300 p.p.

Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)

Mt. Field National Park / Russell Falls

£4070 (per person twin share)

Eaglehawk Neck

End

Sightseeing stops

boardwalk. For a more challenging hike, head to Marion’s Lookout. Or if horse riding or a pampering spa treatment is more your thing, your Travel Director can assist you to make a booking. (BB D) Day 5 | Cradle Mountain | Launceston (2 Nights) Departing Cradle Mountain you’ll head to Sheffield, where history and art merge to create an entire town of murals. Then it’s on to the Ashgrove Farm Cheese Factory, a  A Local Speciality, for a presentation on cheese making and some delicious product tasting. Explore Cataract Gorge, wilderness in the city. Just two minutes out of Launceston and you’re surrounded by rivers, a gorge and exotic flora and fauna. Enjoy a walk across the suspension bridge or take the chairlift for an aerial view of this fascinating urban wilderness.  Continue to Tasmania’s ‘northern capital’, Launceston. (BB D) Hotel: Grand Chancellor Day 6 | Launceston Sightseeing This morning discover the Tamar Valley before you visit Josef Chromy Wines for a  A Be My Guest  lunch. The views of the surrounding vineyards and lakes provide an idyllic location to enjoy tasting some of the estate-grown wines followed by Tasmania’s fresh local produce for lunch. The remainder of your day is free for you to relax or explore on your own. (BB BG) Day 7 | Launceston | Bicheno (2 Nights) This morning visit the Bridestowe Lavender Farm. Continue on to see the Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees in honour of fallen WWI soldiers, the old mining town of Derby then drive through the lush myrtle rainforest at Weldborough Pass. You’ll visit seaside town St. Helens at lunchtime. (BB D) Hotel: Beachfront at Bicheno Day 8 | Freycinet National Park Sightseeing Experience the exquisite beauty of Wineglass Bay on a four hour cruise of the Freycinet Peninsula with a A Local Expert. The cruise will take you

Starts Hobart 8 Nov Sat

Trip Type: Regional from the gentle shores of Coles Bay along the Freycinet coast to one of the world’s best beaches. Later, experience breathtaking Freycinet National Park, with its pink granite mountains, coastal dunes and dry eucalypt forests. A guided walk unveils astonishing views and Cape Tourville Lookout will amaze. (BB)

Day 10 | Port Arthur Sightseeing Cross the 100 year old Denison Canal and make your way along the impressive tree-lined coast. En route to Port Arthur cross Eaglehawk Neck to the Tasman Peninsula. Enjoy a fascinating guided walk of Port Arthur Historic Site and infamous convict prison and cruise around the Isle of the Dead with a  A Local Experts. View the spectacular rugged sea cliffs from Pirate’s Bay Lookout and feast your eyes on the amazing vistas of Tasman’s Arch, Devil’s Kitchen and the Blowhole on your return to Hobart. This evening celebrate a wonderful trip with your fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner. (BB FD)

Second trip discount SAVE up to £75 p.p. Triple room discount SAVE up to £150 p.p.

Ends Hobart

18 Nov Tue

Twin* Share

4095

Package Price Per Person

Single* Supp. Option

Starts Hobart

Single* Supp. Option

25 Sep Fri

20 Dec Sat 30 Dec Tue 4600 2015 3 Jan Sat 13 Jan Tue 4275 10 Jan Sat 20 Jan Tue 4275 31 Jan Sat 10 Feb Tue 4170

660

u

16 Oct Fri

27 Oct Tue

4470

750

u

6 Nov Fri 20 Nov Fri 27 Nov Fri

17 Nov Tue 1 Dec Tue 8 Dec Tue

4470 4470 4470

750 750 750

7 Feb Sat 21 Feb Sat

17 Feb Tue 3 Mar Tue

4170 4170

660 660

u

18 Dec Fri

4675

750

14 Mar Sat

24 Mar Tue

4170

660

4 Apr Sat 11 Apr Sat

14 Apr Tue 21 Apr Tue

4370 4070

660 660

1 Jan Fri 8 Jan Fri 29 Jan Fri

29 Dec Tue 2016 12 Jan Tue 19 Jan Tue 9 Feb Tue

4445 4445 4400

750 750 750

5 Feb Fri 19 Feb Fri

16 Feb Tue 1 Mar Tue

4400 4400

750 750

11 Mar Fri 25 Mar Fri

22 Mar Tue 5 Apr Tue

4400 4400

750 750

660 660 660

u u

u

u u

2 May Sat

12 May Tue

4070

660

4 Sep Fri

15 Sep Tue

4440

750

u

u

Twin* Share

u

u

u

Ends Hobart

660

u

Day 9 | Bicheno | Hobart (2 Nights) Journey to historic Ross, considered to be the finest nineteenth century village in Australia. As you travel south towards Hobart you’ll stop at Shene Estate, a reflection of early Australian architecture and the colonial era. A walking tour of this iconic property with a  A Local Expert  is followed by a basket of home-made treats for morning tea. Now choose one of our Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Visit the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) with its mix of ancient, modern and contemporary art, or get up close and personal with Tasmanian Devils and other native animals at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. (BB) Hotel: Grand Chancellor

27 November save 10% 29 January save 7.5% 30 April save 5%

Package Price Per Person

Port Arthur

Number of overnight stays

BOOK BEFORE:

Frequent traveller discount SAVE up to £150 p.p. Other savings Young traveller discount SAVE up to £300 p.p.

Isle of The Dead Cruise

Start

Code: THH

u

6 Oct Tue

4440

750

Please note that these departures are subject to duration, itinerary and hotel modification.

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person on a twin share basis. *Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Department to discuss land only prices should you wish to purchase your own flights from the UK. All flights are subject to availability and price at the time of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times additional nights may need to be purchased at the beginning or end of your trip. International flights from the UK included in the itinerary may mean you leaving earlier or landing later than the start and end dates featured. Please speak to your travel consultant for full details. Festive Season: Surcharge applies to Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart 25 December and 1 January. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

PRIVATE DOOR TO DOOR

Airport Transfers and flights included from the UK Trafalgar now includes return scheduled flights from the UK and complimentary private UK door to door airport transfers. See page 66 for details.

Day 11 | Depart Hobart Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Hobart Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

Hobart Harbour

KEY: A Insider Experience    WR Welcome Reception    BB Buffet Breakfast    L Lunch    D Dinner    RM Regional Meal    FD Farewell Dinner    BG Be My Guest Dining  

39


Discoveries

Australian Highlights A chance to explore Australia’s must-sees: the Great Barrier Reef, her Aboriginal culture, the sights of Sydney and the pleasures of arty Melbourne. It’s insider moments like… understanding the beauty and meaning of Aboriginal dot painting, then creating your own to take home. Going under the famous sails of the Sydney Opera House on your private tour, hearing the stories and feeling the magic along the way. Opening up to the exotic smells and quirky locals as you unravel Melbourne’s colourful secret laneways. Soaking up the timeless landscape at the Earth Sanctuary, to a Spirit of the Outback dinner and show, as guests of the Falzon family – a captivating mix of ecology, culture and astronomy.

Telegraph Station, Alice Springs

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Melbourne (3 Nights) On arrival at Melbourne Airport you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 12pm). This evening enjoy a Welcome Reception and dinner on board the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant  with your Travel Director and fellow travelling companions. (WR D) Hotel: Crowne Plaza Day 2 | Melbourne Sightseeing & Free Time Tour the sights of Melbourne including Melbourne’s eclectic little laneways, arcades and café society on your A Local Speciality private walking tour. Spend the rest of the day as you wish. (BB) Day 3 | Melbourne Free Time

Sunset at Uluru (Ayers Rock)

It's iconic places City tour in Melbourne, Alice Springs and Sydney. Visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Alice Springs, Uluru (Ayers Rock) at sunset and sunrise, Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) at sunset, Cairns Wildlife Dome, Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach. Cruise on Sydney Harbour and the Great Barrier Reef. View the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Royal Botanic Gardens, tropical fish, coral and native animals in Queensland.

40

Enjoy a free day in Melbourne. Consider an excursion to the Dandenong Ranges and ride through the magnificent rainforest on Puffing Billy, Australia’s oldest operating steam train, followed by wine tasting in the Yarra Valley. Or travel along the famous Great Ocean Road to see the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge. Perhaps visit Phillip Island to witness the worldfamous Penguin Parade on Summerland Beach where the Little Penguins march up the sand to their nesting places. (BB) Day 4 | Melbourne | Alice Springs You will be transferred to Melbourne Airport for your early morning flight to Alice

Springs. On arrival visit  the Royal Flying Doctor Service, where you’ll learn from a  A Local Expert how this marvellous facility operates to provide a ‘mantle of safety’ to the people of the outback. Next stop is  the School of the Air, which provides an educational facility for children living in remote areas. Then visit the historic Telegraph Station, the site of the first European settlement in Alice Springs. Tonight experience the Aussie outback at Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre. Enjoy a  A Be My Guest  dinner and hear from Tom and Danny Falzon about the sustainable lifestyle they have established. They may even lead on you a sing-a-long accompanied by the didgeridoo and guitar. (BB  BG) Hotel: Chifley Alice Springs Resort Day 5 | Alice Springs | Uluru (Ayers Rock) (2 Nights) Travel through the West MacDonnell and James Ranges. Pause to view majestic Atila (Mt. Conner), often mistaken for Uluru, before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort, your A Authentic Accommodation. Late afternoon you’ll travel to the Uluru sunset viewing area. Witness and photograph the striking colour changes of Uluru at sunset while enjoying a complimentary glass of sparkling wine and canapés. (BB) Hotel: Desert Gardens


NORTHERN TERRITORY AYERS ROCK RESORT Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)

ALICE SPRINGS 1

2

Australian Highlights

CAIRNS 3

13 days – 1 Country Discoveries

Great Barrier Reef Cruise

From:

Coral Sea

Includes: All our featured inclusions shown on page 3. 12 nights’ accommodation (5 hotels). 12 hot buffet breakfasts. 1 Regional Meal lunch. 3 dinners (including Welcome Reception, Be My Guest and Farewell Dinner). All land transport shown. All transfers shown.

QUEENSLAND

Uluru (Ayers Rock)

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Great Australian Bight

NEW SOUTH WALES VICTORIA

BOOK & PAY EARLY

SAVE £290 p.p. UP TO

3 SYDNEY

u u u

Start

Number of overnight stays

End

Sightseeing stops

Day 6 | Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) Rise early to view Uluru (Ayers Rock) at sunrise. Tour the caves at the base of Uluru, hear stories of the Aboriginal Dreamtime and gain a  A Unique Insight  into this special place. Later, visit the Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. This afternoon travel through the desert plains to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). The size and grandeur of these 36 massive domes of red conglomerate rock will amaze you. Walk through Walpa Gorge following the natural creek bed between two of the tallest domes. Celebrate the glorious sunset at Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) with a complimentary glass of wine and nibbles. (BB)

Trip Type: Discoveries

u u u

u

Day 10 | Cairns | Sydney (3 Nights)

u u

This morning encounter unique Australian animals at the Cairns Wildlife Dome. You will be transferred to Cairns Airport for your flight to Sydney. On arrival at Sydney Airport you will be transferred to your hotel. This evening is free for you to explore this exciting city. Perhaps take a stroll down to Circular Quay to view the panorama of the sparkling harbour surrounded by the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. (BB) Hotel: Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour Day 11 | Sydney Harbour Cruise

This morning interact with local Aboriginal artists at a fun introduction to Western Desert Art, a A Local Speciality. Your host will introduce you to Anangu culture and show how this is expressed in their artwork. Complete your own painting to take home as a memento of your experience. Later, transfer to Ayers Rock Airport for your flight to Cairns. (BB) Hotel: Hilton

Prepare yourself this morning for spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean on the cliff-top coastal walk from Tamarama Beach. The walk features stunning vistas, beaches, parks, cliffs, bays and rock pools.  When you arrive at Bondi Beach you can wander along the shoreline and dip your toes in the cool clear water. Later, see stunning views of Sydney Harbour and the city skyline on a sightseeing tour. Drive through the Royal Botanic Gardens to visit Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair then join a tour of the iconic Sydney Opera House with a  A Local Expert.  Top off this highlight day with a cruise on the glistening harbour. (BB)

Join your Travel Director for an indigenous experience to introduce you to the significance of art in Aboriginal culture. Later, cruise on a high speed catamaran to the Great Barrier Reef. View the colourful coral and tropical fish from a semi-submersible vessel. Snorkelling gear is included (extra charge for scuba). Enjoy a reef education presentation on this living wonder with a Uluru A Local Expert and a tropical buffet Regional Meal on board the pontoon. Return to Cairns late afternoon. (BB RM)

u

the Skyrail Cableway above the canopy of the rainforest or try hot air ballooning over the Atherton Tablelands. (BB)

Day 7 | Uluru (Ayers Rock) | Cairns (3 Nights)

Day 8 | Great Barrier Reef

27 November save 10% 29 January save 7.5% 30 April save 5% Second trip discount SAVE up to £75 p.p. Triple room discount SAVE up to £145 p.p.

Package Price Per Person

Sightseeing

u u u

Explore the beautiful harbour city of Sydney further today. Perhaps take an Optional Experience to the Blue Mountains. Celebrate this evening at a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and new-found friends. (BB FD)

Day 9 | Cairns Free Time

Day 13 | Depart Sydney

Today is free for you to make the most of Cairns. You may like to join an Optional Experience to Kuranda including a scenic rail journey on the Kuranda Train and ride

Say goodbye to your fellow travellers as you are transferred to Sydney Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

Single* Supp. Option

21 Dec Sun 2 Jan Fri 2015 4 Jan Sun 16 Jan Fri 11 Jan Sun 23 Jan Fri 18 Jan Sun 30 Jan Fri

4675

870

4115 4115 4115

870 870 870

1 Feb Sun 13 Feb Fri 8 Feb Sun 20 Feb Fri 15 Feb Sun 27 Feb Fri

4115 4115 4115

870 870 870

1 Mar Sun 13 Mar Fri 8 Mar Sun 20 Mar Fri 15 Mar Sun 27 Mar Fri

4115 4115 4115

870 870 870

5 Apr Sun 17 Apr Fri 19 Apr Sun 1 May Fri

4215 4025

895 895

7 Jun Sun

19 Jun Fri

4025

895

5 Jul Sun

17 Jul Fri

4125

925

4125

925

16 Aug Sun 28 Aug Fri

and

Day 12 | Sydney Free Time

Twin* Share

Starts Ends Melbourne Sydney 9 Nov Sun 21 Nov Fri 16 Nov Sun 28 Nov Fri 30 Nov Sun 12 Dec Fri

u

4070 4070 4350

900 900 900

Code: IMSE

BOOK BEFORE:

Frequent traveller discount SAVE up to £145 p.p. Other savings Young traveller discount SAVE up to £290 p.p.

Tasman Sea

MELBOURNE 3

£4025 (per person twin share)

Package Price Per Person

Twin* Share

Single* Supp. Option

4 Oct Sun 16 Oct Fri 18 Oct Sun 30 Oct Fri

4225 4225

925 925

8 Nov Sun 15 Nov Sun 22 Nov Sun 29 Nov Sun

20 Nov Fri 27 Nov Fri 4 Dec Fri 11 Dec Fri

4225 4225 4225 4315

925 925 925 925

6 Dec Sun 18 Dec Fri 20 Dec Sun 1 Jan Fri 2016 3 Jan Sun 15 Jan Fri 10 Jan Sun 22 Jan Fri 17 Jan Sun 29 Jan Fri 24 Jan Sun 5 Feb Fri 31 Jan Sun 12 Feb Fri

4215 4575

895 895

4215 4215 4215 4215 4215

895 895 895 895 895

7 Feb Sun 14 Feb Sun 21 Feb Sun 28 Feb Sun

19 Feb Fri 26 Feb Fri 4 Mar Fri 11 Mar Fri

4215 4215 4215 4215

895 895 895 895

6 Mar Sun 18 Mar Fri 13 Mar Sun 25 Mar Fri

4215 4215

895 895

Starts Melbourne 6 Sep Sun 20 Sep Sun

Ends Sydney

18 Sep Fri 2 Oct Fri

4175 4175

925 925

Please note that these departures are subject to itinerary and hotel modification.

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person on a twin share basis. *Intra Air: Please note that intra-trip airfares are not included in the prices above. Prices require the following intra-trip air sectors to be purchased separately: Day 4 from Melbourne to Alice Springs - flights to arrive prior to 12pm; Day 7 from Ayers Rock to Cairns flights to depart after 2pm; Day 10 from Cairns to Sydney - flights to depart after 12pm. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. *Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Department to discuss land only prices should you wish to purchase your own flights from the UK. All flights are subject to availability and price at the time of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times additional nights may need to be purchased at the beginning or end of your trip. International flights from the UK included in the itinerary may mean you leaving earlier or landing later than the start and end dates featured. Please speak to your travel consultant for full details. Festive Season: Surcharge applies to Sydney hotel 29 December-2 January. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

PRIVATE DOOR TO DOOR

Airport Transfers and flights included from the UK Trafalgar now includes return scheduled flights from the UK and complimentary private UK door to door airport transfers. See page 66 for details.

41


Regional

Northern Discovery The North Island unfolds on land and water, as you travel from Auckland to Wellington via the Bay of Islands, Glow Worm Grotto, Rotorua and Te Papa the Museum of New Zealand. It’s insider moments like… floating on an underground river beneath a glittering ceiling of glow worms – famous residents in the grotto at Waitomo Caves, along with albino cave ants, giant crickets and an endless forest of stalactites. Having tea and a tour with the owners of historic home Shenandoah to views of the Tasman Sea, getting up close to their friendly Highland cattle and unique collection of Harley Davidson bikes. Then understanding Maori culture through art, nature and history at the superb Te Papa Museum.

Maori Poi Dance

It’s travel beyond the expected

Bay of Islands

It's iconic places City tour in Auckland and Wellington. Orientation of Rotorua. Visit the Bay of Islands, the Glow Worm Grotto at the Waitomo Caves and Te Papa Museum of New Zealand. Cruise to Cape Brett and through the Hole in the Rock. View Mt. Ruapehu, farming lands and spectacular coastal scenery along the Kapiti Coast.

42

Day 1 | Arrive Auckland

Day 3 | Bay of Islands Included Choice

On arrival in Auckland you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in (flights to arrive prior to 4pm). You’re free to explore Auckland before an evening  Welcome Reception  with your Travel Director and fellow travellers. (WR) Hotel: The Langham

Today choose one from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. You have the option to discover Kerikeri’s local arts and crafts scene or take a tour to historic Russell. Perhaps go sailing on a tall ship or dolphin-watching on the bay. Play a round of golf or enjoy a dinner cruise down the Waitangi River. (BB)

Day 2 | Auckland | Bay of Islands (2 Nights) Depart Auckland over the Harbour Bridge then through Orewa and the scenic Hibiscus Coast. Walk among the Kauri trees at Parry Kauri Park. Explore Whangarei, the northern-most city in New Zealand, and then it’s off to Paihia in the beautiful Bay of Islands. Experience natural wonders and spectacular scenery as you cruise to Cape Brett and through the ‘Hole in the Rock’. (BB D) Hotel: Copthorne Resort

Day 4 | Bay of Islands | Auckland You’ll have the opportunity to visit the historic Waitangi Treaty Reserve and take in highlights such as the Maori War Canoe (Waka) and Meeting House (Marae). Later, enjoy the lush farmland  scenery as you return to Auckland. This evening join your Travel Director for dinner at ‘Eight’ at The Langham. Your personal degustation is


2 BAY OF ISLANDS

Northern Discovery 8 days – 1 Country Regional From:

AUCKLAND 1 1

NEW ZEALAND

Includes: All our featured inclusions shown on page 3. 7 nights’ accommodation (4 hotels). 7 hot buffet breakfasts. 1 Be My Guest lunch. 4 dinners (including Welcome Reception, three course dinner, Regional Meal and Farewell Dinner). All land transport shown. All transfers shown.

2 ROTORUA

Waitomo Caves

Taupo Mt. Ruapehu

£3075 (per person twin share)

BOOK & PAY EARLY

SAVE £180 p.p. UP TO

BOOK BEFORE:

27 November save 10% 29 January save 7.5% 30 April save 5%

Frequent traveller discount SAVE up to £90 p.p. Other savings Young traveller discount SAVE up to £180 p.p.

Tasman Sea

Second trip discount SAVE up to £45 p.p. Triple room discount SAVE up to £90 p.p.

Package Price Per Person

1 WELLINGTON Start

Number of overnight stays

End

Sightseeing stops

prepared for you from the freshest, quality ingredients, including mouth-watering seafood and delicious dessert. (BB  D) Hotel: The Langham Day 5 | Auckland | Rotorua (2 Nights) After a sightseeing tour of Auckland, head south to trace the Waikato River to the Waitomo Caves to visit the amazing Glow Worm Grotto. A A Local Expert  will lead you through the grotto by boat and you’ll walk in the limestone caves. Continue to Rotorua, where an orientation tour takes in views over the lake. Tonight join your fellow travellers for a special Maori Hangi feast and concert Regional Meal at the Tamaki Family Marae. (BB RM) Hotel: Millennium Day 6 | Rotorua Included Choice | Farm Stay† Today choose one from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Join the Kiwi Encounter at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, discover Maori culture at Te Puia, see the Agrodome Sheep Show, relax in the seclusion of your own hot mineral pool or unwind with a facial treatment in the Lake Spa Retreat at the Polynesian Spa. Perhaps ride the amphibious Rotorua Duck or the luge at Rotorua Skyline. (BB) Day 7 | Rotorua | Wellington View Huka Falls and drive along the shores of Lake Taupo. Discover the alpine scenery of Mt. Ruapehu, Tongariro

Trip Type: Regional National Park and the dairy farms of Manawatu. Visit Shenandoah for a  A Be My Guest  experience. The historic villa’s owners, Simon and Claudia, will show you around their property, which includes a unique private collection of Harley Davidson motor cycles. Enjoy afternoon tea in their garden then take a short tour to see the local wildlife including friendly Highland cows.  Continue to Wellington for a sightseeing tour. Join your Travel Director and new-found friends this evening for a Farewell Dinner. (BB BG FD) Hotel: James Cook Grand Chancellor

Ends Wellington 8 Nov Sat 15 Nov Sat 22 Nov Sat 29 Nov Sat 6 Dec Sat

6 Dec Sat 13 Dec Sat 20 Dec Sat 27 Dec Sat

13 Dec Sat 20 Dec Sat 27 Dec Sat 3 Jan Sat 2015 10 Jan Sat 17 Jan Sat 24 Jan Sat 31 Jan Sat 7 Feb Sat 14 Feb Sat

3425 3925 4025 4025

465 465 465 465

3975 3975 3825 3825 3625 3625

465 465 465 465 465 465

14 Feb Sat 21 Feb Sat 21 Feb Sat 28 Feb Sat 28 Feb Sat 7 Mar Sat

3775 3425 3345

465 465 465

3 Jan Sat 10 Jan Sat 17 Jan Sat 24 Jan Sat 31 Jan Sat 31 Jan Sat

Twin* Share

3325 3525 3425 3425 3325

Package Price Per Person

Single* Supp. Option

Starts Auckland 1 Nov Sat 8 Nov Sat 15 Nov Sat 22 Nov Sat 29 Nov Sat

465 465 465 465 465

u u u u u

u u u u

u u u

7 Mar Sat 14 Mar Sat 21 Mar Sat 28 Mar Sat

Day 8 | Depart Wellington Visit Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand, for your A Unique Insight into Maori culture. Explore the fascinating exhibits including their Marae (meeting house). Later, you will be transferred to Wellington Airport for your onward flight (flights to depart after 2pm). (BB)

14 Mar Sat 21 Mar Sat 28 Mar Sat 4 Apr Sat

3345 3345 3425 3425

465 465 465 465

u

u u u

4 Apr Sat 11 Apr Sat 18 Apr Sat 25 Apr Sat

11 Apr Sat 18 Apr Sat 25 Apr Sat 2 May Sat

3245 3245 3275 3175

450 450 450 450

u u

u u

PRIVATE DOOR TO DOOR

2 May Sat

9 May Sat

3175

450

6 Jun Sat

13 Jun Sat

3075

435

4 Jul Sat

11 Jul Sat

3125

435

1 Aug Sat

8 Aug Sat

3675

435

u u

u u

Starts Auckland 15 Aug Sat 29 Aug Sat

Ends Wellington 22 Aug Sat 5 Sep Sat

Twin* Share

Single* Supp. Option

5 Sep Sat 12 Sep Sat 19 Sep Sat 26 Sep Sat

12 Sep Sat 19 Sep Sat 26 Sep Sat 3 Oct Sat

3125 3125 3125 3125

435 435 435 435

3 Oct Sat 10 Oct Sat 17 Oct Sat 24 Oct Sat 31 Oct Sat

10 Oct Sat 17 Oct Sat 24 Oct Sat 31 Oct Sat 7 Nov Sat

3345 3345 3345 3345 3345

475 475 475 475 475

7 Nov Sat 14 Nov Sat 21 Nov Sat 28 Nov Sat

14 Nov Sat 21 Nov Sat 28 Nov Sat 5 Dec Sat

3345 3345 3345 3345

475 475 475 475

12 Dec Sat 19 Dec Sat 26 Dec Sat 2 Jan Sat 2016 2 Jan Sat 9 Jan Sat 9 Jan Sat 16 Jan Sat 16 Jan Sat 23 Jan Sat 23 Jan Sat 30 Jan Sat 30 Jan Sat 6 Feb Sat

3345 3895 3895 3895

475 475 475 475

3695 3695 3695 3695 3545

475 475 475 475 475

6 Feb Sat 13 Feb Sat 20 Feb Sat 27 Feb Sat

13 Feb Sat 20 Feb Sat 27 Feb Sat 5 Mar Sat

3545 3545 3545 3545

475 475 475 475

5 Mar Sat 12 Mar Sat 19 Mar Sat 26 Mar Sat

12 Mar Sat 19 Mar Sat 26 Mar Sat 2 Apr Sat

3395 3395 3395 3395

475 475 475 475

5 Dec Sat 12 Dec Sat 19 Dec Sat 26 Dec Sat

Airport Transfers and flights included from the UK

u

Trafalgar now includes return scheduled flights from the UK and complimentary private UK door to door airport transfers. See page 66 for details.

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person on a twin share basis.

Farm Stay

Stay at your hotel the evening of Day 6 or with a local family on a nearby farm. On the Farm Stay your hosts will provide wonderful Kiwi hospitality that makes you really feel ‘at home’. You’ll enjoy wholesome meals, comfortable accommodation in the farm home or cottages and a farm tour to introduce you to the way of life. You can also choose to meet the farm animals including sheep, cows, deer and other others or simply relax with your hosts and enjoy the scenic surrounds.

Code: ZABW

u u

3675 3125

Please note that these departures are subject to price, itinerary and hotel modification.

435 435

*Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Department to discuss land only prices should you wish to purchase your own flights from the UK. All flights are subject to availability and price at the time of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times additional nights may need to be purchased at the beginning or end of your trip. International flights from the UK included in the itinerary may mean you leaving earlier or landing later than the start and end dates featured. Please speak to your travel consultant for full details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

KEY: A Insider Experience    WR Welcome Reception  BB Buffet Breakfast    L Lunch    D Dinner    RM Regional Meal    FD Farewell Dinner  BG Be My Guest Dining

43


At Leisure

Southern Icons The glaciers, fiords and mountains of New Zealand are right up there when it comes to the world’s greatest scenery – this relaxed trip takes it in by coach, train, boat, and foot. It’s insider moments like… exploring the Glacier Valley with our geologist, and the spectacular views of the rapidly changing glacier face; jet-boating through this wilderness, you learn how nature shaped the land. It’s discovering the epic sights of Fiordland National Park on our Milford Sound Cruise, and experiencing the fearsome haka war challenge and mesmerising poi ‘ball’ dance over dinner at a Maori cultural concert. And getting up close to traditional arts as craftsmen turn New Zealand jade into intricate ‘pounamu’ carvings.

Church of the Good Shepherd

Jet boat on the Haast River

It's iconic places Visit a jade factory in Hokitika, Franz Josef Glacier and the Church of the Good Shepherd at Lake Tekapo. Cruise on the Haast River and Milford Sound. View Thunder Creek and Bowen Falls, and Queenstown from Bob’s Peak. See Lakes Matheson and Wanaka and Mt. Cook. Scenic drive through the Kawarau Gorge, and the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine train.

44

Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park


Southern Icons 9 days – 1 Country At Leisure

Tasman Sea

From: Hokitika

Haast

Includes: All our featured inclusions shown on page 3. 8 nights’ accommodation (4 hotels). 8 hot buffet breakfasts. 6 dinners (including Welcome Reception, 3 three course dinners, Regional Meal and Farewell Dinner). All land transport shown. All transfers shown.

Arthur’s Pass Tranz Alpine

FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER 2 Mt. Cook

£3095 (per person twin share)

1 CHRISTCHURCH 1

BOOK & PAY EARLY Milford Sound

SAVE £185 p.p. UP TO

WANAKA 1 3

QUEENSTOWN

Te Anau

NEW ZEALAND

Start

Number of overnight stays

End

Sightseeing stops

Starts Christchurch 8 Nov Sat 15 Nov Sat 22 Nov Sat

Trip Type: At Leisure

Day 1 | Arrive Christchurch

Day 6 | Milford Sound Cruise

On arrival in Christchurch you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in (flights to arrive prior to 4pm). You’ll have free time to relax before a Welcome Reception and dinner with your Travel Director this evening. (WR D) Hotel: Heartland Cotswold

Today is a feast for the senses. Travel along the Devil’s Staircase and the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau and its lake. You’ll be awe-struck by great sights from Fiordland National Park, New Zealand’s largest, to Milford Sound, one of the world’s most amazing places, where you will cruise on the waters of this natural wonder. En route you’ll drive through the hand-made Homer Tunnel to the abundant photo opportunities afforded by the Mirror Lake, Pop’s Lookout, Cleddau Valley, the Chasm, Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls. In the late afternoon return to Queenstown. This evening share stories of today’s highlights over dinner with your Travel Director. (BB D)

Start the day with a spectacular train journey on the TranzAlpine from Christchurch through the Southern Alps to Arthur’s Pass. You’ll visit Hokitika, home of the native greenstone (jade), a A Local Speciality, for a factory visit and demonstration before continuing south along the rugged coastal road to Franz Josef Glacier. (BB D) Hotel: Scenic Franz Josef Glacier Day 3 | Franz Josef Sightseeing Today you’ll explore Franz Josef Glacier with a A Local Expert on an interpretive tour. This afternoon you will have the opportunity to take an optional scenic flight over the Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers and Mt. Cook (weather permitting). This evening, why not dine at one of the local cafés. (BB) Day 4 | Franz Josef | Wanaka Travel along the coastal road with the towering mountains on your left and the Tasman Sea on your right. Climb over the Haast Pass to view Thunder Creek Falls and travel through dramatic mountain and forest scenery. You’ll stop for a ride on the Haast River Safari, a unique covered jet boat experience, with a A Local Expert.  Later you’ll arrive at Lake Wanaka. (BB  D) Hotel: Edgewater Resort Day 5 | Wanaka | Queenstown (3 Nights) This morning pass Lakes Hawea and Dunstan. Journey through the Kawarau Gorge. Stop at Cromwell to taste its sensational stone fruit, a A Local Speciality. Enjoy a visit to Arrowtown, a colourful old gold-mining township steeped in local history, before continuing to Queenstown for your three night stay. (BB) Hotel: Heartland

27 November save 10% 29 January save 7.5% 30 April save 5% Second trip discount SAVE up to £45 p.p. Triple room discount SAVE up to £90 p.p.

Package Price Per Person

Day 7 | Queenstown At Leisure Free time today gives you the opportunity to sample the many scenic delights of Queenstown. Perhaps take a jet boat ride or try white water rafting. For the less adventurous there are garden and wine tours. This evening ride the Skyline Gondola to Bob’s Peak for a delicious buffet Regional Meal while taking in stunning views of Queenstown. Experience a Kiwi Haka Maori Show as well, a A Local Speciality! (BB RM) Day 8 | Queenstown | Christchurch Travel past Mt. Cook National Park, home to New Zealand’s highest mountain. You may wish to take an optional scenic flight (weather permitting). This afternoon stop at Lake Tekapo and view the Church of the Good Shepherd and then continue over the colourful Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. Tonight enjoy a Farewell Dinner together with your travelling companions and Travel Director. (BB FD) Hotel: Heartland Cotswold

Ends Christchurch 16 Nov Sun 23 Nov Sun 30 Nov Sun

Twin* Share

3175 3175 3175

Package Price Per Person

Single* Supp. Option

495 495 495

u u

It’s travel beyond the expected

Day 2 | Christchurch | Franz Josef (2 Nights)

BOOK BEFORE:

Frequent traveller discount SAVE up to £90 p.p. Other savings Young traveller discount SAVE up to £185 p.p.

Arrowtown

13 Dec Sat 21 Dec Sun 2015 10 Jan Sat 18 Jan Sun 17 Jan Sat 25 Jan Sun 31 Jan Sat 8 Feb Sun

3725

495

3325 3275 3275

495 495 495

7 Feb Sat 14 Feb Sat 21 Feb Sat 28 Feb Sat

15 Feb Sun 22 Feb Sun 1 Mar Sun 8 Mar Sun

3275 3275 3275 3275

495 495 495 495

7 Mar Sat 14 Mar Sat 21 Mar Sat

15 Mar Sun 22 Mar Sun 29 Mar Sun

3275 3275 3275

495 495 495

u

u u u

u

u u u

u u u

4 Apr Sat

12 Apr Sun

30 May Sat 7 Jun Sun

3195

480

u

3195

480

u u

1 Aug Sat u

9 Aug Sun

3095

430

Code: ZCC

u

Starts Ends Christchurch Christchurch 5 Sep Sat 13 Sep Sun

Twin* Share

Single* Supp. Option

10 Oct Sat 18 Oct Sun 17 Oct Sat 25 Oct Sun 24 Oct Sat 1 Nov Sun

3325 3325 3125

505 505 505

15 Nov Sun 3325 22 Nov Sun 3325 29 Nov Sun 3325

505 505 505

7 Nov Sat 14 Nov Sat 21 Nov Sat

3095

430

12 Dec Sat 20 Dec Sun 2016 9 Jan Sat 17 Jan Sun 16 Jan Sat 24 Jan Sun 30 Jan Sat 7 Feb Sun

3675

505

3375 3375 3375

505 505 505

6 Feb Sat 13 Feb Sat 20 Feb Sat 27 Feb Sat

14 Feb Sun 21 Feb Sun 28 Feb Sun 6 Mar Sun

3325 3325 3325 3325

505 505 505 505

5 Mar Sat 12 Mar Sat 19 Mar Sat

13 Mar Sun 3325 20 Mar Sun 3325 27 Mar Sun 3325

505 505 505

Please note that these departures are subject to price, itinerary and hotel modification.

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person on a twin share basis. *Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Department to discuss land only prices should you wish to purchase your own flights from the UK. All flights are subject to availability and price at the time of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times additional nights may need to be purchased at the beginning or end of your trip. International flights from the UK included in the itinerary may mean you leaving earlier or landing later than the start and end dates featured. Please speak to your travel consultant for full details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

PRIVATE DOOR TO DOOR

Airport Transfers and flights included from the UK Trafalgar now includes return scheduled flights from the UK and complimentary private UK door to door airport transfers. See page 66 for details.

Day 9 | Depart Christchurch Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

KEY: A Insider Experience    WR Welcome Reception  BB Buffet Breakfast    L Lunch    D Dinner    RM Regional Meal    FD Farewell Dinner  BG Be My Guest Dining

45


Discoveries

Contrasts of New Zealand After Auckland’s harbour, geothermal wonders and Maori culture in Rotorua, it’s on to the South Island for the TranzAlpine train, Franz Josef Glacier and a chance to cruise on Milford Sound.  It’s insider moments like… getting close-up and feeling the power of the largest active geyser in the southern hemisphere, as our local expert explains the mythology and intricate ‘plumbing system’ that forces water and steam up to 30m high. Comparing local varieties of succulent fruit at Mrs Jones’ Orchard –  a roadside stall complete with beautifully tended English garden. Dining Maori-style in ancient forest at the  Tamaki Village, helping raise the traditional ‘Hangi’ basket from the earth oven amid mouthwatering smells.

Milford Sound

It’s travel beyond the expected

Morelea Farm

It's iconic places City tour in Auckland. Visit the Glow Worm Grotto at Waitomo Caves, a thermal valley in Rotorua and Franz Josef Glacier. Cruise on Milford Sound. View native flora and fauna up close, jade carving in Hoktika and the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine train. See Mt. Cook, waterfalls and lakes in Fiordland National Park and the Church of the Good Shepherd at Lake Tekapo.

46

Day 1 | Arrive Auckland (2 Nights)

Day 3 | Auckland | Rotorua

On arrival in Auckland you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 4pm). The afternoon is free for you to explore Auckland. You could visit the Sky Tower for amazing views of the city, Viaduct Harbour and the surrounding volcanic hills. Perhaps visit the Auckland Museum or go shopping in stylish Parnell. This evening join your Travel Director for dinner at ‘Eight’ at The Langham. Your personal degustation is prepared for you from the freshest, quality ingredients, including mouth-watering seafood and delicious dessert. (WR  D) Hotel: The Langham

Trace the Waikato River to the Waitomo Caves. Tour the amazing Glow Worm Grotto by boat with a  A Local Expert  and walk through the limestone caves. From here your journey continues to Rotorua, where you’ll visit Te Puia (New Zealand’s Maori culture and geothermal experience). A  A Maori Local  Expert  will escort you through the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve with its mud pools and geysers. This evening enjoy a Maori Hangi  A Be My Guest  dinner accompanied by local wine and a concert, at the Tamaki Family Marae. (BB BG) Hotel: Millennium

Day 2 | Auckland Sightseeing

Day 4 | Rotorua | Christchurch

Start the day with a sightseeing tour. You’ll see Bastion Point, the War Memorial, Viaduct Harbour, the Auckland Harbour Bridge and more. Later, board your cruise on Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour. Sit back and relax, the time is yours, it’s the best way to see Auckland, the City of Sails! (BB)

Your morning sightseeing tour includes a visit to Rainbow Springs Nature Park, where with a A Local Expert  you will discover native bush, ferns and trees that grow around the crystal clear mineral water springs. You may even spot a kiwi, New Zealand’s national icon! Then


Contrasts of New Zealand 10 days – 1 Country Discoveries

AUCKLAND 2

Tasman Sea

From:

NEW ZEALAND

Hokitika

Arthur’s Pass

FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER 1 Haast Milford Sound Te Anau

Mt. Cook

Waitomo Caves

1 ROTORUA

Includes: All our featured inclusions shown on page 3. 9 nights’ accommodation (5 hotels). 9 hot buffet breakfasts. 2 lunches (including lunch and Be My Guest). 4 dinners (including Welcome Reception, Be My Guest, three course dinner and Farewell Dinner). All land transport shown. All transfers shown.

BOOK & PAY EARLY UP SAVE TO £225 p.p. Tranz Alpine

1 CHRISTCHURCH 1

Number of overnight stays

End

Sightseeing stops

visit the Agrodome Sheep Show, the multi-award-winning stage show and  A Local Speciality, to gain an insight into agriculture in New Zealand. You’ll see the art of sheep shearing, sheepdog demonstrations, cow milking, bottle-feeding of lambs and an exciting sheep auction. In the afternoon you’ll fly to Christchurch. (BB) Hotel: Novotel Day 5 | Christchurch | Franz Josef Start the day with a spectacular train journey on the TranzAlpine from Christchurch through the Southern Alps to Arthur’s Pass. At the small town of Hokitika visit a New Zealand greenstone (jade) factory for a jewellery demonstration,  a A  Local Speciality. Next you’ll arrive at Franz Josef Glacier, the world’s most accessible glacier. You’ll have the opportunity to see it from the air on an optional scenic flight (weather permitting). (BB  D) Hotel: Scenic Franz Josef Glacier

Starts Auckland 21 Nov Fri 28 Nov Fri

Trip Type: Discoveries

Journey over the Devil’s Staircase and along the shores of Lake Wakatipu  to Te Anau and its lake, the largest in the South Island. Travel through the  rainforest of World Heritage Fiordland National Park, sighting glaciers  and mountain ranges. Drive through the hand-hewn Homer Tunnel to  the numerous photo opportunities afforded by the Mirror Lake, Pop’s Lookout, Cleddau Valley and the Chasm, Mitre Peak

5 Dec Fri 12 Dec Fri 19 Dec Fri 26 Dec Fri

and Bowen Falls before reaching mystical Milford Sound. Enjoy lunch while you cruise on this wonder of nature. Return to Queenstown this evening. (BB L) Day 8 | Queenstown Included Choice Today choose one from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Ride the Thunder Jet on Lake Wakatipu, join a wine tour, play a round of golf or take a gondola to the Skyline Restaurant for dinner. Perhaps take a 4WD minibus through Skippers Canyon, relax with a spa treatment at Millbroook Resort or explore Queenstown on a Segway. (BB)

Second trip discount SAVE up to £60 p.p. Triple room discount SAVE up to £115 p.p.

PRIVATE DOOR TO DOOR

Airport Transfers and flights included from the UK Trafalgar now includes return scheduled flights from the UK and complimentary private UK door to door airport transfers. See page 66 for details.

Package Price Per Person

Single* Ends Twin* Supp. Christchurch Share Option 30 Nov Sun 3800 745 7 Dec Sun 3700 745

2 Jan Fri 9 Jan Fri 16 Jan Fri 23 Jan Fri 30 Jan Fri

14 Dec Sun 21 Dec Sun 28 Dec Sun 4 Jan Sun 2015 11 Jan Sun 18 Jan Sun 25 Jan Sun 1 Feb Sun 8 Feb Sun

3750 4150 4350 4700

745 745 745 745

4425 4225 4150 4100 4100

745 745 745 745 745

6 Feb Fri 13 Feb Fri 20 Feb Fri 27 Feb Fri

15 Feb Sun 4100 22 Feb Sun 4100 1 Mar Sun 3850 8 Mar Sun 3750

745 745 745 745

6 Mar Fri 13 Mar Fri 20 Mar Fri 27 Mar Fri

15 Mar Sun 22 Mar Sun 29 Mar Sun 5 Apr Sun

3750 3750 3750 3750

745 745 745 745

3 Apr Fri 17 Apr Fri

12 Apr Sun 26 Apr Sun

3650 3600

725 725

1 May Fri 29 May Fri

10 May Sun 3600 7 Jun Sun 3600

725 725

19 Jun Fri

28 Jun Sun

705

u u u

u u

u u u u

u

Day 9 | Queenstown | Christchurch

You’ll be awestruck by the sensational alpine landscape of Mt. Cook National Park. You may wish to take an optional scenic flight over Mt. Cook (weather permitting). Later, see Lakes Pukaki and Tekapo, where you’ll stop to view the Church of the Good shepherd. You are Day 6 | Franz Josef | Queenstown welcomed into the home of Angie and (3 Nights) Stan Taylor to enjoy a  A Be My Guest lunch Get your camera ready today as you’ll in the 600 acre garden and gain an insight experience some spectacular sights. Drive into the day to day operation of farm life. over the Haast Pass, past Thunder Creek Then travel over the Canterbury Plains to Falls, Lakes Wanaka, Hawea and Dunstan. Christchurch. Join your Travel Director this Enjoy the tastes of delicious stone fruit evening for a Farewell Dinner. (BB BG FD) at Cromwell – the stone fruit capital, a  Hotel: Novotel A Local Speciality. Next you’ll visit historic gold mining Arrowtown on the Arrow Day 10 | Depart Christchurch River, previously one of the world’s richest Your holiday concludes this morning rivers, before arriving in Queenstown, New after breakfast. You will be transferred to Zealand’s adventure capital, where an Christchurch Airport for your onward flight orientation tour completes your day. (BB) (flights anytime). (BB) Hotel: Millennium Day 7 | Milford Sound Cruise

27 November save 10% 29 January save 7.5% 30 April save 5%

Package Price Per Person

QUEENSTOWN

u u u u

u u u u

u

3475

u u

17 Jul Fri u

26 Jul Sun

3525

705

Code: IZANB

BOOK BEFORE:

Frequent traveller discount SAVE up to £115 p.p. Other savings Young traveller discount SAVE up to £225 p.p.

3

Start

£3475 (per person twin share)

u

Starts Auckland

Ends Christchurch

Twin* Share

Single* Supp. Option

28 Aug Fri

6 Sep Sun

3525

705

4 Sep Fri 18 Sep Fri

13 Sep Sun 27 Sep Sun

3525 3525

705 705

2 Oct Fri 16 Oct Fri 30 Oct Fri

11 Oct Sun 25 Oct Sun 8 Nov Sun

3850 3850 3850

765 765 765

20 Nov Fri 27 Nov Fri

29 Nov Sun 3850 6 Dec Sun 3850

765 765

4 Dec Fri 11 Dec Fri 18 Dec Fri 25 Dec Fri

3850 4250 4500 4800

765 765 765 765

1 Jan Fri 8 Jan Fri 15 Jan Fri 22 Jan Fri 29 Jan Fri

13 Dec Sun 20 Dec Sun 27 Dec Sun 3 Jan Sun 2016 10 Jan Sun 17 Jan Sun 24 Jan Sun 31 Jan Sun 7 Feb Sun

4250 4250 4250 4200 4200

765 765 765 765 765

5 Feb Fri 12 Feb Fri 19 Feb Fri 26 Feb Fri

14 Feb Sun 21 Feb Sun 28 Feb Sun 6 Mar Sun

4200 4200 3900 3900

765 765 765 765

4 Mar Fri 11 Mar Fri 18 Mar Fri 25 Mar Fri

13 Mar Sun 20 Mar Sun 27 Mar Sun 3 Apr Sun

3900 3900 3900 3900

765 765 765 765

Please note that these departures are subject to price, itinerary and hotel modification.

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person on a twin share basis. *Intra Air: Please note that intra-trip airfare is not included in the prices above. Price requires the following intra-trip air sector to be purchased separately: Day 4 from Rotorua to Christchurch flights to depart after 12pm. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. *Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Department to discuss land only prices should you wish to purchase your own flights from the UK. All flights are subject to availability and price at the time of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times additional nights may need to be purchased at the beginning or end of your trip. International flights from the UK included in the itinerary may mean you leaving earlier or landing later than the start and end dates featured. Please speak to your travel consultant for full details. TreadRight: See page 23 for details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences. KEY: A Insider Experience    WR Welcome Reception BB Buffet Breakfast    L Lunch    D Dinner    RM Regional Meal    FD Farewell Dinner BG Be My Guest Dining

47


Regional

Southern Spectacular The South Island shows you its dramatic best, with towering Mt. Cook, the Franz Josef Glacier, the TranzAlpine train and a cruise on the Milford Sound all vying for top spot. It’s insider moments like…  tearing yourself away from the unique Pancake Rocks and Blowholes of Punakaiki, then sleeping to Tasman Sea breezes at an exclusive waterfront resort, with equally stunning National Park views behind you. Joining hosts Angie and Stan at their working sheep farm, learning the ins and outs of rearing, shearing, herding and, of course, how to lay on the ultimate New Zealand barbecue. Stopping roadside to sample new varieties of lush stone fruit at local legend, Mrs Jones’ Orchard.

Mt. Cook

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Christchurch

Day 3 | Twizel | Dunedin

On arrival in Christchurch you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 4pm). Relax and unwind after your journey. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Novotel

Start your day with a drive along the Waitaki River. View the Waitaki Hydro Power Scheme and Benmore Dam. Travel through Oamaru, with its famous white limestone buildings, to Dunedin for a tour of the city. You have free time this afternoon to explore at your own pace. (BB D) Hotel: Scenic Southern Cross

Day 2 | Christchurch | Twizel Join us for a taste of country life at a

Jade Factory, Hokitika

It's iconic places City tour in Dunedin. Orientation of Queenstown. Visit Franz Josef Glacier, historic Arrowtown, a jade factory in Hokitika and the Pancake Rocks at Punakaiki. Cruise on Milford Sound. View Church of the Good Shepherd at Lake Tekapo and the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine train. See the Waitaki Hydro Power Scheme and Benmore Dam and lakes and valleys in Fiordland National Park.

48

A Be My Guest barbecue lunch on Morelea

Farm, a typical working sheep farm. You’ll be welcomed into the home of your hosts Angie and Stan Taylor and their 600 acre garden. Hear their stories and sample delicious food prepared just for you. Later see Lakes Tekapo and Pukaki, visit the Church of the Good Shepherd and soak up the alpine scenery of Mount Cook National Park. There’s time for an optional scenic flight over Mt. Cook (weather permitting). (BB BG D) Hotel: MacKenzie Country Inn

Day 4 | Dunedin Included Choice | Te Anau Today choose one from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Tour Larnach Castle, ride the Taieri Gorge Railway or take the Monarch Wildlife Cruise to see the Penguins and the Royal Albatross. Perhaps visit Cadbury World or Speight’s Brewery. Later, travel across rich fertile sheep-filled farming land to Te Anau, on the shores of Lake Te Anau, the South Island’s largest lake. Tonight you have the option to visit the Te Anau Glow Worm Caves. (BB D) Hotel: Distinction


Southern Spectacular

NEW ZEALAND

PUNAKAIKI 1

Tasman Sea

From:

Tranz Alpine

FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER 1

1

£3495 (per person twin share)

Includes: All our featured inclusions shown on page 3. 9 nights’ accommodation (7 hotels). 9 hot buffet breakfasts. Be My Guest lunch. 7 dinners (including Welcome Reception, 5 three course dinners, Regional Meal and Farewell Dinner). All land transport shown. All transfers shown.

Arthur’s Pass

Hokitika

Haast

10 days – 1 Country Regional

1 CHRISTCHURCH

Mt. Cook

TWIZEL 1

BOOK & PAY EARLY UP SAVE TO £245 p.p.

Milford Sound 2 QUEENSTOWN

Oamaru

TE ANAU 1

Start

Number of overnight stays

End

Sightseeing stops

Day 8 | Franz Josef | Punakaiki There is time this morning to explore Franz Josef Glacier. You can see it from the air on a scenic flight (weather permitting) or take a glacier hike (both optional). Depart for Hokitika, home of the native greenstone (jade), a  A Local  Speciality, for a factory visit and jewellery demonstration. Later, travel to Punakaiki to view the Pancake Rocks and Blowholes. Spend the night at your A Authentic Accommodation right on the waterfront. (BB  D) Hotel:  Punakaiki Resort A Authentic Accommodation

Day 7 | Queenstown | Franz Josef Visit the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown on the Arrow River, previously one of the world’s richest rivers. Enjoy the tastes of delicious stone fruit at Cromwell, the stone fruit capital, a  A Local Speciality. See a trio of lakes, Dunstan, Hawea and Wanaka. Travel over the Haast Pass, view amazing Thunder Creek Falls and take a small rainforest walk. Then it’s on to Franz Josef Glacier, the world’s most accessible glacier. (BB  D) Hotel:  Scenic Franz Josef Glacier

Starts Christchurch 2 Nov Sun 9 Nov Sun 16 Nov Sun 23 Nov Sun 30 Nov Sun

Trip Type: Regional

You’ll be awe-struck by the magnificence of the World Heritage listed Fiordland National Park. Amazing photo opportunities await you as you see rainforest, ancient glaciers, mountain ranges and the handmade Homer Tunnel. Pass the Mirror Lake, Pop’s Lookout, Cleddau Valley and the Chasm. Your cruise on mystical Milford Sound will take you past Bowen Falls and Mitre Peak. Afterwards, travel over the Devil’s Staircase, along the shores of Lake Wakatipu on your way to Queenstown. An orientation tour of New Zealand’s adventure capital finishes this highlight day. (BB) Hotel: Millennium Today choose one from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Ride the Thunder Jet on Lake Wakatipu, join a wine tour, play a round of golf or take a gondola to the Skyline Restaurant for dinner. Perhaps take a 4WD minibus through Skippers Canyon, relax with a spa treatment at Millbrook Resort, go horse riding or explore Queenstown on a Segway. This evening cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard New Zealand’s oldest steamship, the TSS  Earnslaw, to Walter Peak Station for a gourmet barbecue Regional Meal at the Colonel’s Homestead. An entertaining after-dinner farm show provides  a glimpse into high-country farm life. Why not join in a sing-a-long on your cruise back to Queenstown. (BB RM)

27 November save 10% 29 January save 7.5% 30 April save 5% Second trip discount SAVE up to £60 p.p. Triple room discount SAVE up to £120 p.p.

Package Price Per Person

Day 5 | Te Anau | Queenstown (2 Nights)

Day 6 | Queenstown Included Choice

BOOK BEFORE:

Frequent traveller discount SAVE up to £120 p.p. Other savings Young traveller discount SAVE up to £245 p.p.

1 DUNEDIN

7 Dec Sun 14 Dec Sun 21 Dec Sun 28 Dec Sun

690 690 690 690 690

16 Dec Tue 23 Dec Tue 30 Dec Tue 6 Jan Tue 2015 4 Jan Sun 13 Jan Tue 11 Jan Sun 20 Jan Tue 18 Jan Sun 27 Jan Tue 25 Jan Sun 3 Feb Tue

3975 4375 4375 4225

690 690 690 690

4025 3875 3875 3825

690 690 690 690

1 Feb Sun 8 Feb Sun 15 Feb Sun 22 Feb Sun

3825 3825 3825 3825

690 690 690 690

1 Mar Sun 8 Mar Sun 15 Mar Sun 22 Mar Sun 29 Mar Sun

u u u u

u u

10 Feb Tue 17 Feb Tue 24 Feb Tue 3 Mar Tue

u u

u

10 Mar Tue 17 Mar Tue 24 Mar Tue 31 Mar Tue 7 Apr Tue

3825 3825 3825 3825 3875

690 690 690 690 690

u u

u u u

6 Apr Mon 12 Apr Sun 19 Apr Sun 26 Apr Sun

14 Apr Tue 21 Apr Tue 28 Apr Tue 5 May Tue

3695 3495 3495 3495

675 675 675 675

u u

u u

Day 10 | Depart Christchurch Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

Trafalgar now includes return scheduled flights from the UK and complimentary private UK door to door airport transfers. See page 66 for details.

3825 3725 3725 3725 3875

Single* Supp. Option

u

There’s free time to relax before travelling to Arthur’s Pass where you’ll board the TranzAlpine train, one of the top six train journeys in the world, to travel through the Southern Alps to Christchurch. Celebrate your trip this evening at a  Farewell Dinner  with your Travel Director and newfound friends. (BB FD) Hotel: Novotel

Airport Transfers and flights included from the UK

Twin* Share

Package Price Per Person

u

Day 9 | Punakaiki | Christchurch

PRIVATE DOOR TO DOOR

Ends Christchurch 11 Nov Tue 18 Nov Tue 25 Nov Tue 2 Dec Tue 9 Dec Tue

3 May Sun 12 May Tue 10 May Sun 19 May Tue

3495 3495

675 675

14 Jun Sun 23 Jun Tue

3595

630

u u

u u

12 Jul Sun

21 Jul Tue

3595

630

u u

u

Code: ZCQR

Starts Ends Christchurch Christchurch 9 Aug Sun 18 Aug Tue 23 Aug Sun 1 Sep Tue

Twin* Share

Single* Supp. Option

6 Sep Sun 13 Sep Sun 20 Sep Sun 27 Sep Sun

15 Sep Tue 22 Sep Tue 29 Sep Tue 6 Oct Tue

3595 3595 3595 3595

630 630 630 630

4 Oct Sun 11 Oct Sun 18 Oct Sun 25 Oct Sun

13 Oct Tue 20 Oct Tue 27 Oct Tue 3 Nov Tue

3925 3925 3925 3925

745 745 745 745

1 Nov Sun 8 Nov Sun 15 Nov Sun 22 Nov Sun 29 Nov Sun

10 Nov Tue 17 Nov Tue 24 Nov Tue 1 Dec Tue 8 Dec Tue

3925 3925 3925 3925 3925

745 745 745 745 745

15 Dec Tue 22 Dec Tue 29 Dec Tue 5 Jan Tue 2016 3 Jan Sun 12 Jan Tue 10 Jan Sun 19 Jan Tue 17 Jan Sun 26 Jan Tue 24 Jan Sun 2 Feb Tue 31 Jan Sun 9 Feb Tue

4025 4275 4375 4275

745 745 745 745

4075 3975 3975 3975 3975

745 745 745 745 745

7 Feb Sun 14 Feb Sun 21 Feb Sun 28 Feb Sun

16 Feb Tue 23 Feb Tue 1 Mar Tue 8 Mar Tue

3925 3925 3925 3925

745 745 745 745

6 Mar Sun 13 Mar Sun 20 Mar Sun 27 Mar Sun

15 Mar Tue 22 Mar Tue 29 Mar Tue 5 Apr Tue

3925 3925 3925 3925

745 745 745 745

6 Dec Sun 13 Dec Sun 20 Dec Sun 27 Dec Sun

3695 3595

Please note that these departures are subject to price, itinerary and hotel modification.

630 630

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person on a twin share basis. *Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Department to discuss land only prices should you wish to purchase your own flights from the UK. All flights are subject to availability and price at the time of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times additional nights may need to be purchased at the beginning or end of your trip. International flights from the UK included in the itinerary may mean you leaving earlier or landing later than the start and end dates featured. Please speak to your travel consultant for full details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

KEY: A Insider Experience    WR Welcome Reception  BB Buffet Breakfast    L Lunch    D Dinner    RM Regional Meal    FD Farewell Dinner  BG Be My Guest Dining

49


Discoveries

New Zealand Splendour From Auckland to Christchurch, we see nature in its many forms: Glow Worm Grotto, majestic Mt. Cook, Franz Josef Glacier, and the Southern Alps by the TranzAlpine train. It’s insider moments like…  seeing the Maori treasure of pounamu (jade) skilfully carved into traditional ornaments, and avoiding bad luck by finding someone to buy yours for you. Having tea and a tour with the owners of historic home Shenandoah to views of the Tasman Sea, getting up close to their friendly Highland cattle and unique collection of Harley Davidson bikes. Tearing yourself away from the unique Pancake Rocks and Blowholes of Punakaiki, then sleeping to Tasman Sea breezes at a waterfront resort. Mt. Ruapehu, Tongariro National Park and the dairy farms of Manawatu. Visit Shenandoah for a A Be My Guest experience. The historic villa’s owners, Simon and Claudia, will show you around their property, which includes a unique private collection of Harley Davidson motor cycles. Enjoy afternoon tea in their garden then take a short tour to see the local wildlife including friendly Highland cows. Continue to Wellington for a sightseeing tour. (BB  BG  D) Hotel: James Cook Grand Chancellor Day 5 | Wellington | Blenheim

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Auckland On arrival at Auckland Airport you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 4pm). This evening meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and dinner at ‘Eight’ at The Langham. Your personal degustation is prepared for you from the freshest, quality ingredients, including mouth-watering seafood and delicious dessert. (WR D) Hotel: The Langham Day 2 | Auckland | Rotorua (2 Nights) After a sightseeing tour of Auckland, head south to the Waitomo Caves to visit the amazing Glow Worm Grotto. A A Local Expert will lead you through the grotto by boat and you’ll walk in the limestone caves. Your journey continues to Rotorua. Join your fellow travellers tonight for a special Maori Hangi feast and concert Regional Meal at the Tamaki Family Marae. (BB  RM) Hotel: Millennium Day 3 | Rotorua Included Choice | Farm Stay † Franz Josef Glacier

It's iconic places City tour in Auckland, Wellington, Blenheim and Dunedin. Visit the Glow Worm Grotto at Waitomo Caves, a thermal valley in Rotorua, Te Papa Museum of New Zealand and Franz Josef Glacier. Cruise through Cook Strait on  Lake Wakatipu and Milford Sound. View native wildlife up close, jade carving in Hoktika, the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine train. See magnificent Franz Josef Glacier.

50

Today choose one from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Join the Kiwi Encounter at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, discover Maori culture at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, see the Agrodome Sheep Show, relax in the seclusion of your own hot mineral pool or unwind with a facial treatment in the Lake Spa Retreat at the Polynesian Spa. Maybe ride the amphibious Rotorua Duck or the luge at Rotorua Skyline. (BB) Day 4 | Rotorua | Wellington View Huka Falls and drive along the shores of Lake Taupo. Discover the alpine scenery of

Visit Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand, with time to discover a A Unique Insight into Maori culture. Later, cruise the Cook Strait into tranquil Queen Charlotte Sound. The seaside village of Picton is next, then Blenheim for a city tour. This evening enjoy a Regional Meal prepared with local produce, paired with local wine. (BB RM) Hotel: Scenic Marlborough Day 6 | Blenheim | Christchurch En route to the whale-watching haven of Kaikoura, you’ll pass the Grassmere Salt Works and see New Zealand fur seals up close at Ohau Point. Travel to Christchurch over the patchwork Canterbury Plains and see the extensive work carried out to rebuild the city after the earthquake of February 2011. (BB) Hotel: Novotel Day 7 | Christchurch | Twizel Join us for a taste of country life at a A Be My Guest barbecue lunch on Morelea Farm, a typical working sheep farm. You’ll be welcomed into the home of your hosts Angie and Stan Taylor and their 600 acre garden. Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd and soak up the alpine scenery of Mount Cook National Park. (BB  BG  D) Hotel: MacKenzie Country Inn Day 8 | Twizel | Dunedin Start your day with a drive along the Waitaki River. View the Waitaki Hydro Power Scheme and Benmore Dam. Travel through Oamaru, with its famous white limestone buildings, to Dunedin for a tour of the city. (BB D) Hotel: Scenic Southern Cross Day 9 | Dunedin Included Choice | Te Anau This morning choose one from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Tour Larnach Castle, ride the historic Taieri Gorge Railway or take the Monarch Wildlife Cruise to see the Penguins and the Royal Albatross. Or choose from a visit to Cadbury World or Speight’s Brewery. Travel across rich fertile sheep-filled farming land to Te Anau on the shores of Lake Te Anau, the South Island’s largest lake. (BB D) Hotel: Distinction


New Zealand Splendour

AUCKLAND 1

Tasman Sea

15 days – 1 Country Discoveries

ROTORUA

NEW ZEALAND

Waitomo Caves

2

From:

Taupo

Includes: All our featured inclusions shown on page 3. 14 nights’ accommodation (11 hotels). 14 hot buffet breakfasts. 1 Be My Guest lunch. 1 Be My Guest afternoon tea. 11 dinners (including Welcome Reception, 3 Regional Meals, 6 three course dinners and Farewell Dinner). All land transport shown. All transfers shown.

Mt. Ruapehu

Picton

BLENHEIM 1 PUNAKAIKI 1 Hokitika

FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER 1

Mt. Cook

Haast

QUEENSTOWN Milford Sound

1

Arthur’s Pass 1

1 WELLINGTON

Kaikoura Tranz Alpine

1 CHRISTCHURCH

£4625 (per person twin share)

BOOK & PAY EARLY UP SAVE TO £350 p.p.

2

TE ANAU 1

Number of overnight stays

End

Sightseeing stops

27 November save 10% 29 January save 7.5% 30 April save 5% Second trip discount SAVE up to £90 p.p. Triple room discount SAVE up to £175 p.p.

Package Price Per Person

1 DUNEDIN

Start

BOOK BEFORE:

Frequent traveller discount SAVE up to £175 p.p. Other savings Young traveller discount SAVE up to £350 p.p.

TWIZEL

Day 10 | Te Anau | Queenstown (2 Nights) You’ll be awe-struck by the magnificence of the World Heritage listed Fiordland National Park. Amazing photo opportunities await you as you see rainforest, ancient glaciers, mountain ranges and the hand-made Homer Tunnel. Pass the Mirror Lake, Pop’s Lookout, Cleddau Valley and the Chasm. Your cruise on mystical Milford Sound will take you past Bowen Falls and Mitre Peak. Afterwards, travel over the Devil’s Staircase and along the shores of Lake Wakatipu on your way to Queenstown. An orientation tour of New Zealand’s adventure capital finishes this highlight day. (BB) Hotel: Millennium Day 11 | Queenstown Included Choice Today choose one from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Ride the Thunder Jet on Lake Wakatipu, join a wine tour, play a round of golf or take a gondola to the Skyline Restaurant for dinner. Perhaps take a 4WD minibus through Skippers Canyon, relax with a spa treatment at Millbrook Resort, go horse riding or explore Queenstown on a Segway. This evening cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard New Zealand’s oldest steamship, the TSS Earnslaw, to Walter Peak Station for a gourmet barbecue Regional Meal at the Colonel’s Homestead. (BB RM) Day 12 | Queenstown | Franz Josef Visit the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown on the Arrow River. Enjoy the tastes of delicious stone fruit at Cromwell, the stone fruit capital, a A Local Speciality. See a trio of lakes, Dunstan, Hawea and Wanaka. Travel over the Haast Pass and view amazing Thunder Creek Falls. Then it’s

Starts Auckland 4 Nov Tue 11 Nov Tue 18 Nov Tue 25 Nov Tue

Trip Type: Discoveries

Day 13 | Franz Josef | Punakaiki See Franz Josef Glacier from the air on an optional flight (weather permitting) or take a glacier hike! Depart for Hokitika, home of the native greenstone (jade), a A Local Speciality, for a factory visit and jewellery demonstration. Later, travel to Punakaiki for a night in your A Authentic Accommodation right on the waterfront. (BB  D) Hotel:  Punakaiki Resort A Authentic Accommodation

Stay at your hotel the evening of Day 3 or with a local family on a nearby farm. On the Farm Stay your hosts will provide wonderful Kiwi hospitality that makes you really feel ‘at home’. You’ll enjoy wholesome meals, comfortable accommodation in the farm home or cottages and a farm tour to introduce you to the way of life. You can also choose to meet the farm animals including sheep, cows, deer and other others or simply relax with your hosts and enjoy the scenic surrounds.

990 990 990 990 990

5425 5425 5425 5375

990 990 990 990

3 Feb Tue 10 Feb Tue 17 Feb Tue 24 Feb Tue

17 Feb Tue 24 Feb Tue 3 Mar Tue 10 Mar Tue

5375 5375 5375 5025

990 990 990 990

3 Mar Tue 10 Mar Tue 17 Mar Tue 24 Mar Tue 31 Mar Tue

17 Mar Tue 24 Mar Tue 31 Mar Tue 7 Apr Tue 14 Apr Tue

5025 5025 5025 5025 5025

990 990 990 990 990

7 Apr Tue 14 Apr Tue 21 Apr Tue 28 Apr Tue

21 Apr Tue 28 Apr Tue 5 May Tue 12 May Tue

4800 4800 4800 4800

960 960 960 960

u u u u

u u

u

u u

u u

u u

u

u u u

Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

Farm Stay

4975 4975 5525 6065 5325

u

Day 15 | Depart Christchurch

16 Dec Tue 23 Dec Tue 30 Dec Tue 6 Jan Tue 13 Jan Tue 2015 6 Jan Tue 20 Jan Tue 13 Jan Tue 27 Jan Tue 20 Jan Tue 3 Feb Tue 27 Jan Tue 10 Feb Tue

u

Travel to Arthur’s Pass where you’ll board the TranzAlpine train to journey through the Southern Alps to Christchurch. Celebrate your trip this evening at a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and fellow travellers. (BB FD) Hotel: Novotel

Trafalgar now includes return scheduled flights from the UK and complimentary private UK door to door airport transfers. See page 66 for details.

990 990 990 990

u

Day 14 | Punakaiki | Christchurch

Airport Transfers and flights included from the UK

Package Price Per Person

Single* Twin* Supp. Share Option

5150 4975 4975 4975

2 Dec Tue 9 Dec Tue 16 Dec Tue 23 Dec Tue 30 Dec Tue

on to Franz Josef Glacier, the world’s most accessible and still advancing glacier. (BB D) Hotel: Scenic Franz Josef Glacier

PRIVATE DOOR TO DOOR

Ends Christchurch 18 Nov Tue 25 Nov Tue 2 Dec Tue 9 Dec Tue

5 May Tue

19 May Tue

4800

960

u

9 Jun Tue

23 Jun Tue

4625

910

u u

7 Jul Tue

21 Jul Tue

4675

910

4 Aug Tue

18 Aug Tue

4675

910

u u

u

Code: ZAAC

u

Starts Ends Auckland Christchurch 18 Aug Tue 1 Sep Tue

Twin* Share

Single* Supp. Option

1 Sep Tue 8 Sep Tue 15 Sep Tue 22 Sep Tue 29 Sep Tue

15 Sep Tue 22 Sep Tue 29 Sep Tue 6 Oct Tue 13 Oct Tue

4675 4675 4675 4675 4675

910 910 910 910 910

6 Oct Tue 13 Oct Tue 20 Oct Tue 27 Oct Tue

20 Oct Tue 27 Oct Tue 3 Nov Tue 10 Nov Tue

5095 5095 5095 5095

1050 1050 1050 1050

3 Nov Tue 10 Nov Tue 17 Nov Tue 24 Nov Tue

17 Nov Tue 24 Nov Tue 1 Dec Tue 8 Dec Tue

5095 5095 5095 5095

1050 1050 1050 1050

15 Dec Tue 22 Dec Tue 29 Dec Tue 5 Jan Tue 12 Jan Tue 2016 5 Jan Tue 19 Jan Tue 12 Jan Tue 26 Jan Tue 19 Jan Tue 2 Feb Tue 26 Jan Tue 9 Feb Tue

5095 5245 5445 5845 5445

1050 1050 1050 1050 1050

5495 5495 5495 5445

1050 1050 1050 1050

2 Feb Tue 9 Feb Tue 16 Feb Tue 23 Feb Tue

16 Feb Tue 23 Feb Tue 1 Mar Tue 8 Mar Tue

5445 5445 5445 5145

1050 1050 1050 1050

1 Mar Tue 8 Mar Tue 15 Mar Tue 22 Mar Tue 29 Mar Tue

15 Mar Tue 22 Mar Tue 29 Mar Tue 5 Apr Tue 12 Apr Tue

5145 5145 5145 5145 5145

1050 1050 1050 1050 1050

1 Dec Tue 8 Dec Tue 15 Dec Tue 22 Dec Tue 29 Dec Tue

4675

Please note that these departures are subject to price, itinerary and hotel modification.

910

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person on a twin share basis. *Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Department to discuss land only prices should you wish to purchase your own flights from the UK. All flights are subject to availability and price at the time of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times additional nights may need to be purchased at the beginning or end of your trip. International flights from the UK included in the itinerary may mean you leaving earlier or landing later than the start and end dates featured. Please speak to your travel consultant for full details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

KEY: A Insider Experience    WR Welcome Reception BB Buffet Breakfast    L Lunch    D Dinner    RM Regional Meal    FD Farewell Dinner BG Be My Guest Dining

51


Discoveries

Best of New Zealand North and South Island with must-sees all the way, from the Pancake Rocks at Punakaiki to soaring Mt. Cook, from serene Milford Sound to the Franz Josef Glacier. It’s insider moments like… having tea and a tour with the owners of historic home Shenandoah to views of the Tasman Sea, getting up close to their friendly Highland cattle and unique collection of Harley Davidson bikes. Floating on an underground river beneath a glittering ceiling of glow worms – famous residents in the grotto at Waitomo Caves, along with albino cave ants, giant crickets and an endless forest of stalactites. Stopping roadside to sample new varieties of lush stone fruit at local legend, Mrs Jones’ Orchard. Day 5 | Auckland | Rotorua (2 Nights) After a sightseeing tour of Auckland, head south to trace New Zealand’s longest river, the Waikato, to the Waitomo Caves to visit the amazing Glow Worm Grotto. A A Local Expert  will lead you through the grotto by boat and you’ll walk in the limestone caves. Your journey continues to Rotorua with an orientation tour on arrival. Tonight experience a Maori Hangi feast and concert Regional Meal at the Tamaki Family Marae. (BB RM) Hotel: Millennium Day 6 | Rotorua Included Choice | Farm Stay†

It’s travel beyond the expected

Today choose one from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Join the Kiwi Encounter at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, discover Maori culture at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, see the Agrodome Sheep Show, relax in the seclusion of your own hot mineral pool or unwind with a facial treatment in the Lake Spa Retreat at the Polynesian Spa. Maybe ride the amphibious Rotorua Duck or the luge at Rotorua Skyline. (BB)

Day 1 | Arrive Auckland

Day 7 | Rotorua | Wellington

On arrival in Auckland you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 4pm). You’re free to explore Auckland before an evening Welcome Reception with your Travel Director and fellow travellers. (WR) Hotel: The Langham

View Huka Falls and drive along the shores of Lake Taupo. Discover the alpine scenery of Mt. Ruapehu, Tongariro National Park and the dairy farms of Manawatu. Visit Shenandoah for a A Be My Guest experience. The historic villa’s owners, Simon and Claudia, will show you around their property, which includes a unique private collection of Harley Davidson motor cycles. Enjoy afternoon tea in their garden then take a short tour to see the local wildlife including friendly Highland cows. Continue to Wellington for a sightseeing tour. (BB BG D) Hotel: James Cook Grand Chancellor

Bay of Islands

Day 2 | Auckland | Bay of Islands (2 Nights) Depart Auckland over the Harbour Bridge then through Orewa and the Hibiscus Coast. Walk among the Kauri trees at Parry Kauri Park. Explore Whangarei, the northern-most city in New Zealand, and then it’s off to the Bay of Islands. Experience natural wonders and spectacular scenery as you cruise to Cape Brett and through the ‘Hole in the Rock’. (BB D) Hotel: Copthorne Resort Day 3 | Bay of Islands Included Choice

TSS Earnslaw on Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown

It's iconic places City tour in Auckland, Wellington, Blenheim and Dunedin. Visit the Bay of Islands, Glow Worm Grotto at Waitomo Caves, a thermal valley in Rotorua and Franz Josef Glacier. Cruise to Cape Brett and through the Hole in the Rock, Cook Strait on Lake Wakatipu and Milford Sound. View native wildlife up close, jade carving in Hoktika, the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine train. See Mt. Cook, Bowen Falls and Mitre Peak, lakes Dunstan, Hawea and Wanaka.

52

Today choose one from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. You have the option to discover Kerikeri’s local arts and crafts scene or take a tour to historic Russell. Perhaps go sailing on a tall ship or dolphin-watching on the bay. Maybe play a round of golf or enjoy a dinner cruise down the Waitangi River. (BB) Day 4 | Bay of Islands | Auckland You’ll have time on your own to relax or explore this morning before you return to Auckland. This evening join your Travel Director for dinner at ‘Eight’ at The Langham. Your personal degustation is prepared for you from the freshest, quality ingredients, including mouth-watering seafood and delicious dessert. (BB D) Hotel: The Langham

Day 8 | Wellington | Blenheim Visit Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand, with time to discover a A Unique Insight into Maori culture. Later, cruise the Cook Strait into tranquil Queen Charlotte Sound. The seaside village of Picton is next, then Blenheim for a city tour. This evening enjoy a Regional Meal prepared with local produce, paired with local wine. (BB  RM) Hotel: Scenic Marlborough Day 9 | Blenheim | Christchurch En route to the whale-watching haven of Kaikoura, you’ll pass the Grassmere Salt Works and see New Zealand fur seals up close at Ohau Point. Travel to Christchurch and see the extensive work carried out to rebuild the city after the earthquake of February 2011. (BB) Hotel: Novotel


Best of New Zealand

2 BAY OF ISLANDS

Tasman Sea

AUCKLAND 1

18 days – 1 Country Discoveries

1

From:

NEW ZEALAND

Waitomo Caves

Includes: All our featured inclusions shown on page 3. 17 nights’ accommodation (12 hotels). 17 hot buffet breakfasts. 1 Be My Guest lunch. 1 Be My Guest afternoon tea. 12 dinners (including Welcome Reception, 7 three course dinners, 3 Regional Meals and Farewell Dinner). All land transport shown. All transfers shown.

2 ROTORUA

Taupo

Mt. Ruapehu

Picton

BLENHEIM 1 PUNAKAIKI 1 Arthur’s Pass

Hokitika

FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER 1 Haast

QUEENSTOWN Milford Sound

1

1 WELLINGTON

Kaikoura Tranz Alpine

1 CHRISTCHURCH

Mt. 1 Cook

TWIZEL

£5200 (per person twin share)

BOOK & PAY EARLY UP SAVE TO £420 p.p.

1 DUNEDIN Number of overnight stays

End

Sightseeing stops

27 November save 10% 29 January save 7.5% 30 April save 5% Second trip discount SAVE up to £105 p.p. Triple room discount SAVE up to £210 p.p.

Package Price Per Person

TE ANAU 1

Start

BOOK BEFORE:

Frequent traveller discount SAVE up to £210 p.p. Other savings Young traveller discount SAVE up to £420 p.p.

2

Day 10 | Christchurch | Twizel Join us for a taste of country life at a A Be My Guest barbecue lunch on Morelea Farm, a typical working sheep farm. You’ll be welcomed into the home of Angie and Stan Taylor and their 600 acre garden. Later visit the Church of the Good Shepherd and soak up the alpine scenery of Mount Cook National Park. (BB  BG  D) Hotel: MacKenzie Country Inn Day 11 | Twizel | Dunedin Start your day with a drive along the Waitaki River. View the Waitaki Hydro Power Scheme and Benmore Dam. Travel through Oamaru to Dunedin for a tour of the city. (BB D) Hotel: Scenic Southern Cross Day 12 | Dunedin Included Choice | Te Anau This morning choose one from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Tour Larnach Castle, ride the historic Taieri Gorge Railway or take the Monarch Wildlife Cruise. You could tour Cadbury World or Speight’s Brewery. Later, cross rich fertile sheep-filled farming land to Te Anau. (BB D) Hotel: Distinction Day 13 | Te Anau | Queenstown (2 Nights) You’ll be awe-struck by the magnificence of the World Heritage Fiordland National Park. Your cruise on mystical Milford Sound will take you past Bowen Falls and Mitre Peak. Afterwards, travel over the Devil’s Staircase, along the shores of Lake Wakatipu on your way to Queenstown. (BB) Hotel: Millennium Day 14 | Queenstown Included Choice Today choose one from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Ride the Thunder Jet on Lake Wakatipu, join a wine tour, play 9 holes of golf or take a gondola to the Skyline Restaurant for dinner. Perhaps take a 4WD minibus through Skippers Canyon, relax with a spa treatment at Millbrook Resort, go horse riding or explore Queenstown on a Segway. This evening cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard New Zealand’s oldest steamship,

Trip Type: Discoveries the TSS Earnslaw, to Walter Peak Station for a gourmet barbecue Regional Meal at the Colonel’s Homestead. (BB RM) Day 15 | Queenstown | Franz Josef Visit the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown on the Arrow River. Enjoy the tastes of delicious stone fruit at Cromwell, the stone fruit capital, a A Local Speciality. See a trio of lakes, Dunstan, Hawea and Wanaka. Travel over the Haast Pass and on to Franz Josef Glacier, the world’s most accessible glacier. (BB  D) Hotel: Scenic Franz Josef Glacier

Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

Farm Stay

Stay at your hotel the evening of Day 6 or with a local family on a nearby farm. Your hosts will provide wonderful Kiwi hospitality that makes you really feel ‘at home’. You’ll enjoy wholesome meals, comfortable accommodation and a farm tour to introduce you to the way of life.

Ends Christchurch 18 Nov Tue 25 Nov Tue 2 Dec Tue 9 Dec Tue 16 Dec Tue

5525 5425 5425 5425 5425

1215 1215 1215 1215 1215

6 Dec Sat 13 Dec Sat 20 Dec Sat 27 Dec Sat

1215 1215 1215 1215

3 Jan Sat 10 Jan Sat 17 Jan Sat 24 Jan Sat 31 Jan Sat

23 Dec Tue 5625 30 Dec Tue 5825 6 Jan Tue 6275 13 Jan Tue 5825 2015 20 Jan Tue 5725 27 Jan Tue 5725 3 Feb Tue 5725 10 Feb Tue 5725 17 Feb Tue 5725

7 Feb Sat 14 Feb Sat 21 Feb Sat 28 Feb Sat

24 Feb Tue 3 Mar Tue 10 Mar Tue 17 Mar Tue

5725 5575 5575 5575

1215 1215 1215 1215

7 Mar Sat 14 Mar Sat 21 Mar Sat 28 Mar Sat

24 Mar Tue 31 Mar Tue 7 Apr Tue 14 Apr Tue

5575 5575 5575 5575

1215 1215 1215 1215

4 Apr Sat 11 Apr Sat 18 Apr Sat 25 Apr Sat

21 Apr Tue 28 Apr Tue 5 May Tue 12 May Tue

5300 5200 5200 5200

1185 1185 1185 1185

u u u

1215 1215 1215 1215 1215

u u

u u

u

u u

u

u u u u u

u u

2 May Sat

19 May Tue

5200

1185

6 Jun Sat

23 Jun Tue

5400

1115

4 Jul Sat

21 Jul Tue

5400

1115

u u

Day 17 | Punakaiki | Christchurch

Day 18 | Depart Christchurch

Starts Auckland 1 Nov Sat 8 Nov Sat 15 Nov Sat 22 Nov Sat 29 Nov Sat

u

There is time this morning to explore Franz Josef Glacier. Depart for Hokitika, home of the native greenstone (jade), for a factory visit and jewellery demonstration, a A Local Speciality.  Later, travel to Punakaiki for a night in your  A Authentic Accommodation  right on the waterfront. (BB  D) Hotel:  Punakaiki Resort A Authentic Accommodation At Arthur’s Pass you’ll board the TranzAlpine train to travel through the Southern Alps to Christchurch. Celebrate your trip with a Farewell Dinner. (BB FD) Hotel: Novotel

Package Price Per Person

Single* Twin* Supp. Share Option

u

Day 16 | Franz Josef | Punakaiki

u u u

1 Aug Sat u

18 Aug Tue

5400

1115

Code: ZABC

u

Starts Auckland 15 Aug Sat 29 Aug Sat

Ends Christchurch 1 Sep Tue 15 Sep Tue

Twin* Share

Single* Supp. Option

5 Sep Sat 12 Sep Sat 19 Sep Sat 26 Sep Sat

22 Sep Tue 29 Sep Tue 6 Oct Tue 13 Oct Tue

5200 5200 5200 5200

1115 1115 1115 1115

3 Oct Sat 10 Oct Sat 17 Oct Sat 24 Oct Sat 31 Oct Sat

20 Oct Tue 27 Oct Tue 3 Nov Tue 10 Nov Tue 17 Nov Tue

5825 5825 5825 5825 5825

1280 1280 1280 1280 1280

7 Nov Sat 14 Nov Sat 21 Nov Sat 28 Nov Sat

24 Nov Tue 1 Dec Tue 8 Dec Tue 15 Dec Tue

5825 5825 5825 5825

1280 1280 1280 1280

22 Dec Tue 29 Dec Tue 5 Jan Tue 12 Jan Tue 2016 2 Jan Sat 19 Jan Tue 9 Jan Sat 26 Jan Tue 16 Jan Sat 2 Feb Tue 23 Jan Sat 9 Feb Tue 30 Jan Sat 16 Feb Tue

5825 6025 6375 6025

1280 1280 1280 1280

5825 5825 5825 5825 5825

1280 1280 1280 1280 1280

6 Feb Sat 13 Feb Sat 20 Feb Sat 27 Feb Sat

23 Feb Tue 1 Mar Tue 8 Mar Tue 15 Mar Tue

5825 5725 5725 5725

1280 1280 1280 1280

5 Mar Sat 12 Mar Sat 19 Mar Sat 26 Mar Sat

22 Mar Tue 29 Mar Tue 5 Apr Tue 12 Apr Tue

5725 5725 5725 5725

1280 1280 1280 1280

5 Dec Sat 12 Dec Sat 19 Dec Sat 26 Dec Sat

5200 5200

Please note that these departures are subject to price, itinerary and hotel modification.

1115 1115

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person on a twin share basis. *Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Department to discuss land only prices should you wish to purchase your own flights from the UK. All flights are subject to availability and price at the time of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times additional nights may need to be purchased at the beginning or end of your trip. International flights from the UK included in the itinerary may mean you leaving earlier or landing later than the start and end dates featured. Please speak to your travel consultant for full details.

PRIVATE DOOR TO DOOR

Airport Transfers and flights included from the UK Trafalgar now includes return scheduled flights from the UK and complimentary private UK door to door airport transfers. See page 66 for details.

53


More options

Make the most of your time in Australia and New Zealand by adding one of our independent Mini-Stays to the beginning or end of your guided holiday for a truly personalised experience. You can also enhance your trip by indulging in a stay on the luxurious island of Fiji. INDEPENDENT MINI-STAYS Discover some of Australia and New Zealand’s most fascinating cities, vibrant resorts and spectacular landscapes with Trafalgar’s independent Mini-Stays program. These holidays are two to seven days in length and are designed to complement an already amazing adventure. You can take one standalone, combine them together to create your very own travel experience or add them as a pre/post to any of our Discovery, Regional or At Leisure itineraries. A different Driver Guide will accompany you each day as you travel from one destination to the next, enjoying a compact itinerary with free time to explore. For your convenience, all accommodation is included in your holiday price, along with selected meals.

54

Images, clockwise from top left: Malololailai Island, Fiji; Barron Gorge National Park, Australia; Hunter Valley, Australia; Rotorua, New Zealand; Uluru (Ayers Rock), Australia; The Three Sisters in the Blue Mountains, Australia.


FIJI Spend a few unforgettable days in Fiji, you can combine with any holidays in this brochure. To relax in the sun or explore the culture and cuisine of this idyllic destination, simply tell your Travel Agent at the time of booking your holiday.

I enjoyed the freedom to absorb and learn without having to do the personal preparation. Helen Gillings, UK

55


Sydney & the Blue Mountains

Sydney’s Food & Wine Discovery

Mini|Stays

Discover Sydney’s iconic harbour sights and Delight your taste buds with delicious food and wine in Bondi Beach then encounter indigenous culture and the Hunter Valley and dine at Sydney’s tallest landmark, native wildlife in the Blue Mountains. Sydney Tower.

The Three Sisters and Jamison Valley

Mini-Stays Day 1 | Arrive Sydney (3 Nights) On arrival at Sydney Airport you will be transferred to your hotel (flights anytime). The afternoon is free for you to do as you choose. Hotel:  Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour Day 2 | City Sights | Harbour Cruise

rock formation. At Waradah Aboriginal Centre you’ll experience traditional dance, take part in an interactive didgeridoo performance, examine authentic artworks and have the chance to purchase genuine Aboriginal souvenirs. Visit Scenic World and ride the Scenic Railway, the world’s steepest incline railway (own expense). Stop in the quaint village of Leura. This beautiful spot will take you back in time and is famous for its antique stores and of course its Candy Store! Before returning to Sydney, you’ll visit the award|winning Featherdale Wildlife Park and pat a cuddly koala. See our amazing Australian animals including kangaroos, crocodiles, goannas and possums. (BB)

Head north to Milsons Point for a close|up view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Discover Sydney’s northern beaches, with some free time in Manly. Return to the city for a delicious buffet lunch while cruising on Sydney Harbour. Later see the Opera House from Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair in the Royal Botanic Gardens before arriving at world|famous Bondi Beach, where you can wander along the shoreline Day 4 | Depart Sydney and dip your toes in the cool clear You will be transferred to Sydney ocean. (BB L) Airport to connect with your onward Day 3 | Blue Mountains | Wildlife Park flight (flights anytime). (BB) Take in the spectacular views of the Megalong Valley before arriving at Echo Point, where you’ll see the Three Sisters

4 Days from: £550

REF: SS11

Mini-Stays start daily 1 November 2014 to 31 March 2016 1 Nov '14 - 31 Mar '15 1 Apr '15 - 31 Mar '16

Twin* Share 550 575

Triple Room Discount 28 29

Hunter Valley Vineyards

Mini-Stays Day 1 | Arrive Sydney (3 Nights) On arrival at Sydney Airport you will be transferred to your hotel (flights anytime). This evening why not take a Captain Cook Harbour Dinner Cruise? You’ll pass all the main harbour attractions, while enjoying a delicious contemporary Australian menu (own expense). Ask us to make a reservation for you. Hotel: Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour Day 2 | Sydney Sights and Dinner at Sydney Tower After a morning at leisure, you’ll board your coach to see the sights of the city. Travel through the historic Rocks district, where you’ll get a stunning view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Next stop is Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair in the Royal Botanic Gardens, for a bird’s|eye view of the Sydney Opera House. Continue east to the entrance of Sydney Harbour for breathtaking views of the coastline before arriving at Bondi Beach. You can wander along the shore and dip your toes in the clear water. Return to the city where you’ll

dine in the heart of downtown CBD at the Sydney Tower Restaurant. Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner with over 40 freshly prepared dishes from a range of cuisines. (BB D) Day 3 | Hunter Valley Wineries with Lunch Visit Draytons Family Wines, one of the Hunter Valley’s pioneering wine|making companies, Lindeman’s, where you’ll be hosted by the cellar|master in a private tasting of a range of fine wines, and McGuigan Wines, with its history in wine|making dating back to the 1800s. At the Hunter Resort enjoy a tasting platter lunch of seasonal local produce and a range of wine tastings to complement the food. Your final stop is the Hunter Valley Gardens Village, where there’s time for shopping or browsing. (BB L) Day 4 | Depart Sydney You will be transferred to Sydney Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

4 Days from: £575

REF: SSFW

Mini-Stays start daily 1 November 2014 to 31 March 2016 Single Room Supplement 255 260

1 Nov '14 - 31 Mar '15 1 Apr '15 - 31 Mar '16

Twin* Share 575 595

Triple Room Discount 29 30

Young Traveller Discount from £110

Young Traveller Discount from £115

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person on a twin share basis.

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person on a twin share basis.

Please note: Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.

Please note: Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.

Festive Season: Surcharge applies to Sydney hotel 29 December-2 January.

Single Room Supplement 255 260

Festive Season: Surcharge applies to Sydney hotel 29 December-2 January.

Please note that departures between 1 Nov 2014-31 Mar 2015 are subject to itinerary and hotel modification.

Please note that departures between 1 Nov 2014-31 Mar 2015 are subject to itinerary and hotel modification.

Airport transfers are included in Sydney.

Airport transfers are included in Sydney.

*Intra Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book.

*Intra Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday departures visit Hunter Valley on Day 2 and City Sights/Sydney Tower Dinner on Day 3.

56


Melbourne & the Great Ocean Road

Melbourne’s Food & Wine Discovery

Mini|Stays

Explore cosmopolitan Melbourne, soak up the scenery Wine and dine on board the famous Colonial Tramcar on the Great Ocean Road and visit the Little Penguins Restaurant and sample the best of Victoria’s local on Phillip Island. produce in the Yarra Valley.

It’s travel beyond the expected

Penguin Parade, Phillip Island, Victoria

Mini-Stays Day 1 | Arrive Melbourne (3 Nights)

Day 3 | Great Ocean Road

Day 1 | Arrive Melbourne (3 Nights)

On arrival at Melbourne Airport you will be transferred to your hotel (flights anytime). The afternoon is free for you to do as you choose. Hotel: Crowne Plaza

Admire the panoramic views of the Melbourne skyline as you depart the city. Travel along Victoria’s famous Great Ocean Road through the coastal towns of Anglesea and Wye River before arriving at the beautiful white sandy beaches of Apollo Bay. The rugged splendour of the approaching Twelve Apostles is breathtaking. These incredible limestone rock formations of up to 45 metres high are the result of erosion that began up to 20 million years ago. Enjoy the amazing shipwreck story of survival of the Loch Ard and visit its famous Gorge and Razorback Lookout. View the rock known as London Bridge, parts of which collapsed in recent years. (BB)

On arrival at Melbourne Airport you will be transferred to your hotel (flights anytime). The rest of the day is at leisure. Hotel: Crowne Plaza

Day 2 | City Sights | Penguin Parade Experience the sights of cosmopolitan Melbourne. See Parliament House, Queen Victoria Market and visit the Royal Botanic Gardens.Travel to the Maru Koala & Animal Park to see koalas, kangaroos, Tasmanian Devils and other native animals. View the Nobbies rock formations overlooking one of the most treacherous oceans in the world, Bass Strait. If you think the koalas are cute, just wait until you see the Little Penguins on Phillip Island. Head down to Summerland Beach and just as the sun sets, the wild Little Penguins emerge from the sea after a hard days fishing and waddle across the sand to their dune burrows. (BB)

Day 4 | Depart Melbourne You will be transferred to Melbourne Airport to connect with your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

4 Days from: £525

REF: MM11

Mini-Stays start daily 1 November 2014 to 31 March 2016 1 Nov '14 - 31 Mar '15 1 Apr '15 - 31 Mar '16

Twin* Share 525 550

Triple Room Discount 26 28

Yarra Valley Wine Tasting

Mini-Stays

Day 2 | Melbourne Sights and Dinner on Colonial Tramcar Restaurant See the sights of the city. View the fine cathedrals and theatres; see Federation Square, the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Shrine of Remembrance. Stroll around the Royal Botanic Gardens and drive over the Bolte Bridge for panoramic views of the skyline and bayside suburbs. Your afternoon is free. Early evening you’ll board the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant, for what is not only a culinary delight, but a trip into a little piece of Victoria’s history. The trams have been carefully refurbished to provide all the modern conveniences you would expect from a first class restaurant. As you cruise the city streets of Melbourne, you’ll enjoy a seasonal menu and quality Australian wines. (BB D)

Day 3 | Yarra with Lunch

Valley

Wineries

Drive through the beautiful Dandenong Ranges and take a break to enjoy some traditional Aussie billy tea at Grant’s Reserve. Next stop is Belgrave, to board the Puffing Billy Steam Train for a journey back in time through the heart of the rainforest. When you arrive in Victoria’s premium wine growing region, you’ll visit Rochford Winery for lunch. Enjoy a delicious two course lunch in the courtyard overlooking the vines and sip on a glass of one of their top blends. Later you may visit estates such as Dominique Portet to taste their selection of Australian wine. (BB L) Day 4 | Depart Melbourne You will be transferred to Melbourne Airport to connect with your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

4 Days from: £550

REF: MMFW

Mini-Stays start daily 1 November 2014 to 31 March 2016 Single Room Supplement 175 185

1 Nov '14 - 31 Mar '15 1 Apr '15 - 31 Mar '16

Twin* Share 550 565

Triple Room Discount 28 28

Single Room Supplement 175 185

Young Traveller Discount from £105

Young Traveller Discount from £110

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person on a twin share basis.

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person on a twin share basis.

Please note: Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.

Please note: Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.

Please note that departures between 1 Nov 2014-31 Mar 2015 are subject to itinerary and hotel modification.

Please note that departures between 1 Nov 2014-31 Mar 2015 are subject to itinerary and hotel modification.

Airport transfers are included in Melbourne.

Airport transfers are included in Melbourne.

*Intra Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book.

*Intra Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday departures visit Yarra Valley on Day 2 and City Sights/Tramcar Dinner on Day 3.

57


Cairns & the Great Barrier Reef

Tropical Reef & Rainforest

Mini|Stays

Discover the colourful coral and fish of the Great Barrier Explore this tropical paradise on a cruise to the Reef, experience Aboriginal culture and explore ancient Great Barrier Reef and a scenic train journey through the breathtaking rainforest.  tropical rainforest. It’s travel beyond the expected

Great Barrier Reef

Mini-Stays Day 1 | Arrive Cairns (3 Nights) On arrival at Cairns Airport you will be transferred to your hotel (flights anytime). The afternoon is free for you to explore this vibrant city. Hotel: Hilton Day 2 | Great Barrier Reef Board a high|speed catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy a reef education presentation by a marine naturalist and view the spectacular coral and tropical fish from the underwater observatory and the semi|submersible craft. There is the opportunity to go snorkelling and view this natural living wonder up|close (equipment provided). Enjoy a delicious tropical buffet lunch. Return to Cairns early evening. (BB L) Day 3 | Tjapukai Kuranda Railway

|

Skyrail

this ancient culture through theatres, stage shows and demonstrations. Later, travel on the Skyrail Cableway that takes you high above the canopy of the Barron Gorge National Park. On arrival in Kuranda there is free time to explore the ‘village in the rainforest’ and its many attractions, including the Heritage Markets. Board the Kuranda train for a historic journey travelling through some of the oldest rainforest in the world, passing the spectacular Stoney Creek Falls before arriving at Freshwater Station, where your coach awaits to return you to your hotel. (BB) Day 4 | Depart Cairns You will be transferred to Cairns Airport to connect with your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

|

Skyrail Cableway

Mini-Stays Day 1 | Arrive Port Douglas (3 Nights) On arrival at Cairns Airport you will be transferred to your hotel in Port Douglas (flights anytime). The remainder of the day is free for you to explore this resort town. Hotel: QT Port Douglas Day 2 | Great Barrier Reef

Day 3 | Tjapukai Kuranda Railway

Skyrail

|

|

Visit the award|winning Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, where the legends of the Dreamtime are brought to life. Learn about this ancient culture through theatres, stage shows and demonstrations. Later, travel from the lowlands on the Skyrail Cableway, which takes you above the canopy of the tropical rainforest. On arrival in Kuranda, there is free time to take a stroll through the Kuranda Markets. Board the famous Kuranda Railway and enjoy a breathtaking trip on one of the world’s most scenic operational rail journeys. (BB)

Cruise out to Agincourt Reef at the very edge of Australia’s Continental Shelf, to experience first-hand the magic that is the Great Barrier Reef. You can dive, snorkel or just stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a Quicksilver semi|submersible craft, just one metre underwater. Watch the fish feeding from Quicksilver’s unique underwater viewing platform and underwater observatory. Enjoy a Day 4 | Depart Port Douglas delicious tropical buffet lunch before You will be transferred from Port Douglas returning to Port Douglas. (BB L) to Cairns Airport to connect with your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

Visit the fascinating Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, where the legends of the Dreamtime are brought to life. Discover

4 Days from: £495

REF: CC11

Mini-Stays start daily 1 November 2014 to 31 March 2016 1 Nov '14 - 31 Mar '15 1 Apr '15 - 31 Mar '16

Twin* Share 495 550

Triple Room Discount 25 28

4 Days from: £650

REF: PD11

Mini-Stays start daily 1 November 2014 to 31 March 2016 Single Room Supplement 175 175

1 Nov '14 - 31 Mar '15 1 Apr '15 - 31 Mar '16

Twin* Share 650 695

Triple Room Discount 33 35

Single Room Supplement 175 185

Young Traveller Discount from £99

Young Traveller Discount from £130

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person on a twin share basis.

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person on a twin share basis.

Please note: Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.

Please note: Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.

Please note that departures between 1 Nov 2014-31 Mar 2015 are subject to itinerary and hotel modification.

Please note that departures between 1 Nov 2014-31 Mar 2015 are subject to itinerary and hotel modification.

Airport transfers are included in Cairns.

Airport transfers are included in Cairns.

*Intra Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book.

*Intra Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book.

58


Red Centre Sights & Sounds

Uluru Highlights

Mini|Stays

Explore ancient Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta Dine under a million stars, discover the ancient (the Olgas) and marvel at the spectacular colour landscape and culture and gaze in awe at an Uluru changes of a Red Centre sunrise and sunset. (Ayers Rock) sunset. It’s travel beyond the expected

Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Mini-Stays Day 1 | Arrive Uluru (Ayers Rock) On arrival at Ayers Rock Airport you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 2pm). This afternoon travel to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and continue to the base of Walpa Gorge. Spend time exploring the gorge and the unusual conglomerate rock formations. Then travel to the Uluru sunset viewing area to witness the striking colour changes of Uluru at sunset while enjoying complimentary wine. Hotel: Sails in the Desert Day 2 | Uluru Sunrise | Depart Ayers Rock Rise early to watch the first rays of the sun set the Red Centre and Uluru alight. Make your way to the viewing platform to see many kilometres into the distance, providing an ideal photo

opportunity. After sunrise join your Guide for a drive around the base of Uluru then continue to the Mutitjulu Walk where you will be escorted to the Mutitjulu Waterhole. This waterhole provided a key source of water for the Aboriginal people in the area and had been in use for many thousands of years. See Aboriginal rock art and hear about the Aboriginal and European history of the area. Visit the Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. It houses an amazing collection of original ceramics, paintings and punu (woodwork) that provide an insight into the unique and spiritual culture of the Anangu people, the traditional custodians of Uluru. This afternoon you will be transferred to Ayers Rock Airport (flights to depart after 12.30pm).

2 Days from: £325

REF: YY43 Twin* Share 350 325 350 375 350

Triple Room Discount 18 16 18 19 18

Day 1 | Arrive Uluru (Ayers Rock) native flora and fauna and explains the (2 Nights) history of Uluru. Visit the Uluru – Kata On arrival at Ayers Rock Airport you Tjuta Cultural Centre to see locallywill be transferred to your hotel (flights made arts and crafts. This afternoon to arrive prior to 3.00pm). This evening travel to the mystical 36 domes of dine under a million stars at the Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Continue to award|winning Sounds of Silence Walpa Gorge where the walking trail Dinner. Enjoy a gourmet buffet of through the gorge follows the natural Australian delicacies accompanied by creek bed between two of the tallest fine Australian wines, then sit back and domes of Kata Tjuta. Enjoy nibbles relax as a startalker takes you on a tour and a complimentary glass of wine of the night skies (conditions permitting). while watching striking colour changes of Uluru at sunset. (D) Hotel: Sails in the Desert Day 2 | Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) Rise early to watch the first rays of the sun set the Red Centre and Uluru alight. After sunrise join your Driver Guide for a tour around the base of Uluru then travel to the Mutitjulu Waterhole. Here view Aboriginal rock art and learn about the area as your Driver Guide indicates

Day 3 | Depart Uluru (Ayers Rock) This morning time is available for an optional scenic helicopter flight or perhaps experience Aboriginal Dot Painting. This afternoon you will be transferred from your hotel to Ayers Rock Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime).

3 Days from: £625

REF: YY47

Mini-Stays start daily 1 November 2014 to 31 March 2016

Mini-Stays start daily 1 November 2014 to 31 March 2016 1 Nov '14- 30 Nov '14 1 Dec '14 - 31 Mar '15 1 Apr '15 - 30 Jun '15 1 Jul '15 - 30 Nov '15 1 Dec '15 - 31 Mar '16

Sounds of Silence Dinner

Mini-Stays

Single Room Supplement 155 135 135 160 135

1 Nov '14- 30 Nov '14 1 Dec '14 - 31 Mar '15 1 Apr '15 - 30 Jun '15 1 Jul '15 - 30 Nov '15 1 Dec '15 - 31 Mar '16

Twin* Share 675 625 695 750 695

Triple Room Discount 34 31 35 38 35

Young Traveller Discount from £65

Young Traveller Discount from £125

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person on a twin share basis.

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person on a twin share basis.

Please note: Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.

Please note: Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.

Add-on Uluru Barbecue Dinner to Day 1 for £79. Upgrade to The Rising Sun & Sacred Walk on Day 2 for £40.

Upgrade to The Rising Sun & Sacred Walk on Day 2 for £40.

Please note that departures between 1 Nov 2014-31 Mar 2015 are subject to itinerary and hotel modification. Airport transfers are included in Ayers Rock. *Intra Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book.

Single Room Supplement 315 275 280 330 280

Please note that departures between 1 Nov 2014-31 Mar 2015 are subject to itinerary and hotel modification. Airport transfers are included at Ayers Rock. *Intra Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book.

59


Spectacular Bay of Islands

Mini|Stays

Rotorua Highlights

Relax in the beautiful Bay of Islands, discover its See the Glow Worm Grotto, discover flora and fauna marine life and learn about New Zealand history at the and immerse yourself in local culture at a Maori Hangi Waitangi Treaty Reserve. and concert in Rotorua.

Hole in the Rock

Mini-Stays Day 1 | Auckland | Bay of Islands

Day 2 | Bay of Islands Free Time

Day 1 | Auckland | Rotorua

(Flights to arrive day prior.) Depart Auckland by coach for the Bay of Islands. On arrival visit the Waitangi Treaty Reserve to learn about New Zealand’s early Maori and European history. In Paihia you’ll board the Dolphin Seeker, a purpose|built catamaran, and meet your experienced local skipper for a cruise through the beautiful clear waters. Keep a look out for common and bottlenose dolphins, whales and other marine life as you get up close to the action. Enjoy the views as you cruise past the Cape Brett Lighthouse, before arriving at the majestic Hole in the Rock. You’ll be holding your breath as the skipper navigates through the narrow space. Take in the unique sights of Grand Cathedral Cave before heading back into the inner islands of the Bay. (D) Hotel: Copthorne Resort, Water View

You’ll have the day at leisure. Relax by the pool, or perhaps take a coach ride via Ninety Mile Beach to Cape Reinga, the northern|most point of New Zealand. Tonight, you can choose to dine at one of the local cafés or restaurants on the waterfront. (BB)

(Flights to arrive day prior.) Travel through the lush farmland of the Waikato and King Country regions. Enjoy a morning snack as you drive past Rangiriri, the location of an historic Maori Land Wars site. On arrival in the small town of Waitomo, tour with a local Guide through the world|famous Waitomo Glow Worm Caves with their amazing stalactites, stalagmites and other limestone formations. Finish with a silent boat ride through the Glow Worm Grotto - a subterranean cavern lit by thousands of tiny glow worms. Later, travel on to Rotorua, the cultural centre of New Zealand. Hotel: Millennium

Day 3 | Bay of Islands | Auckland Relax or explore on your own this morning. Perhaps spend time in a local café or ride a historic ferry to Russell, the first capital of New Zealand. Later this afternoon you will return to Auckland. (BB) Hotel: The Langham Day 4 | Depart Auckland You will be transferred to Auckland Airport to connect with your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

4 Days from: £675

REF: ZB4

Mini-Stays start daily 1 November 2014 to 31 March 2016 1 Nov '14 - 30 Apr '15 1 May '15 - 30 Sep '15 1 Oct '15 - 31 Mar '16

Twin* Share 695 675 750

Triple Room Discount 35 34 38

Maori culture

Mini-Stays

Day 2 | Rotorua Sightseeing

of Maori culture and a thermal wonderland of impressive geysers and boiling mud pools. Explore Rainbow Springs Nature Park, which showcases native flora and fauna. You may even spot a kiwi! Then see New Zealand’s agricultural industry in action with a sheep shearing display and sheep dog trials at the Agrodome Sheep Show. Tonight enjoy a unique Maori Hangi dinner and concert on a local Marae. (BB D) Day 3 | Rotorua | Auckland This morning is at leisure. Later travel through forests and farmlands on your way to Auckland. (BB) Day 4 | Depart Auckland

Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour You will be transferred to Auckland around three of Rotorua’s iconic visitor Airport to connect with your onward attractions. Experience Te Puia, a place flight (flights anytime). (BB)

4 Days from: £795

REF: ZR5

Mini-Stays start daily 1 November 2014 to 31 March 2016 Single Room Supplement 235 215 210

1 Nov '14 - 30 Apr '15 1 May '15 - 30 Sep '15 1 Oct '15 - 31 Mar '16

Twin* Share 825 795 875

Triple Room Discount 41 40 44

Single Room Supplement 225 200 200

Young Traveller Discount from £135

Young Traveller Discount from £159

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person on a twin share basis.

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person on a twin share basis.

Please note: Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.

Please note: Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.

Please note that departures between 1 Oct 2015-31 Mar 2016 are subject to price, itinerary and hotel modification.

Please note that departures between 1 Oct 2015-31 Mar 2016 are subject to price, itinerary and hotel modification.

Airport transfers are included in Auckland.

Airport transfers are included in Auckland.

*Intra Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book.

*Intra Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book.

60


Bay of Islands & Rotorua Escape to the glorious Bay of Islands, visit the incredible Glow Worm Grotto and marvel at the impressive thermal wonderland in Rotorua.

Mini-Stays Day 1 | Auckland | Bay of Islands (2 Nights) (Flights to arrive day prior.) Depart Auckland by coach for the Bay of Islands. On arrival visit the historic Waitangi Treaty Reserve, where New Zealand’s founding document the Treaty of Waitangi was signed. You’ll have time on your own to learn about New Zealand’s early Maori and European history and take in highlights such as the Maori War Canoe (Waka) and Meeting House (Marae). In Paihia board the Dolphin Seeker, a purpose|built catamaran, and meet your experienced local skipper for a cruise through the beautiful clear waters. Keep a look out for common and bottlenose dolphins, whales and other marine life as you get up close to the action. Enjoy the views as you cruise past the Cape Brett Lighthouse, before arriving at the majestic ‘Hole in the Rock’. You’ll be holding your breath as the skipper navigates through the narrow space. Take in the unique sights of Grand Cathedral Cave before heading back into the inner islands of the bay. (D) Hotel: Copthorne Resort, Water View Day 2 | Bay of Islands Free Time The day is free for you to experience the beauty of the Bay of Islands. Perhaps take a coach trip to Cape Reinga, the northern|most point of New Zealand, via idyllic Ninety Mile Beach or a day of sailing or even a guided sea|kayaking trip. (BB) Day 3 | Bay of Islands | Auckland After a leisurely morning, where you can perhaps spend time in a local café or even take a ferry to Russell, the first capital of New Zealand, you’ll enjoy the lush green farmland scenery as you return to Auckland. (BB) Hotel: The Langham

Dolphins in the Bay of Islands Pohutu Geyser, Te Puia

Day 4 | Auckland | Waitomo | Rotorua (2 Nights) Travel through the lush farmland of the Waikato and King Country regions. Enjoy a morning snack as you drive past Rangiriri, the location of an historic Maori Land Wars site. On arrival in the small town of Waitomo, tour with a local guide through the Waitomo Glow Worm Caves with their amazing stalactites, stalagmites and other limestone formations. Finish with a silent boat ride through the Glow Worm Grotto - a subterranean cavern lit by thousands of tiny glow worms. Later, travel on to Rotorua, the cultural centre of New Zealand. (BB) Hotel: Millennium Day 5 | Rotorua Sightseeing First up discover three of Rotorua’s iconic visitor attractions. Experience Te Puia, a place of Maori culture and a thermal wonderland of impressive geysers and boiling mud pools. Explore Rainbow Springs Nature Park, which showcases native flora and fauna. You may even spot a kiwi! Then enjoy a demonstration of New Zealand’s agricultural industry with a sheep shearing display and sheep dog trials at the Agrodome Sheep Show. Top off the day with a unique Maori Hangi dinner and concert on a local Marae. (BB D) Day 6 | Rotorua | Auckland Spend the morning as you wish. Later travel through forests and lush Waikato farmland on your way to Auckland. (BB) Hotel: The Langham Day 7 | Depart Auckland You will be transferred to Auckland Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

Kiwi at Rainbow Springs Nature Park

7 Days from: £1395

REF: ZBR5

Mini-Stays start daily 1 November 2014 to 31 March 2016 1 Nov '14 - 30 Apr '15 1 May '15 - 30 Sep '15 1 Oct '15 - 31 Mar '16

Twin* Share 1450 1395 1550

Triple Room Discount 73 70 78

Single Room Supplement 400 360 410

Young Traveller Discount from £279 TRIP NOTES All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Please note: Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Please note that departures between 1 Oct 2015-31 Mar 2016 are subject to price, itinerary and hotel modification. Airport transfers are included in Auckland. *Intra Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book.

61


Fiji Coral Coast

Fiji Islands Experience

Fiji Beach Resort & Spa

Outrigger on the Lagoon Fiji

Day 1 | Arrive Fiji (4 Nights)

Day 1 | Arrive Fiji (2 Nights)

Day 3 | Malololailai Island (2 Nights)

On arrival at Nadi International Airport you will receive a traditional shell lei greeting followed by a private car transfer to your resort. The rest of the day is free for you to relax and unwind. Hotel:  Outrigger on the Lagoon Fiji

Upon arrival at Nadi International Airport you will be met and welcomed with a shell lei garland by an ATS Pacific representative, who will provide you with your relevant holiday documentation and escort you to your waiting vehicle for your private transfer to Denarau Island, home to the Fiji Beach Resort & Spa managed by Hilton where you will spend two nights in luxury. Hotel:  Fiji Beach Resort & Spa

This morning you’ll be transferred a short distance to Port Denarau to board the Malolo Cat service to Malololailai Island. Spend two nights of island bliss in a beachfront villa at the adults only Lomani Island Resort. (BB) Hotel: Lomani Island Resort

you reach your destination, you’ll be greeted warmly by the villagers. (A different village is visited every day to minimize the impact of tourism in these remote areas). Visit the village Chief’s bure (house) and take part in a Kava ceremony, followed by a tour of the village and a Fijian lunch. After some traditional Fijian singing and dancing by your hosts, it’s time Day 2 | Fiji Free Time Enjoy a full day relaxing by one of Fiji’s to board your boat and return to the largest fresh water swimming pools or resort. (BB L) spend the day enjoying some of the Day 4 | Fiji Free Time resort’s many water activities. Why not indulge yourself with a treatment Another full day for you to unwind, relax and enjoy this tropical paradise. at the Bebe Spa. (BB) You may wish to learn more about the Fijian culture at the daily Kava Day 3 | Sigatoka River Safari Start your safari with a 10 mile jet ceremony or take part in the Fijian boat cruise on the crystal clear cultural activities. (BB) water into the Sigatoka Valley, to the fertile area known as the salad bowl of Fiji (please note you will be required to sign a waiver form upon check in).  Your Local Guide will tell you about the history of the region, including its cannibal past. When

5 Days from: £785

Day 5 | Depart Fiji Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred by private car to Nadi International Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

Price per Person

REF: FIJ4 Price per Person

Single Single Packages start daily 1 November 2014 to 31Ends March 2016 Starts Ends Starts Supp. Supp. Twin ShareTwin*Option Twin Share Triple Room Single RoomOption Share Discount Supplement 1 Nov '14 - 31 Mar '16 785 185 560

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Please note: Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Sigatoka River Safari may occur on an alternative day. *Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. Note: Operated in conjunction with Creative Holidays.

Day 2 | Denarau Island Free Time Experience a half day morning Discover Nadi tour with Great Sights Fiji including Nadi town market, a traditional Fijian village and the Garden of the Sleeping Giant. Return to the resort and enjoy the afternoon either by the pool or participating in one of the many water sport activities. Alternatively play a round a golf at the nearby Denarau Golf & Racquet Club (own expense). (BB)

Day 4 | Malololailai Island Free Time Enjoy Lomani Island Resort, try one of the water sports included, a beachside massage or relax by the pool. Alternatively take a cycle ride or stroll around the island. (BB) Day 5 | Depart Fiji Depart Lomani Island Resort for Port Denarau and then transfer by private car to Nadi International Airport for your onward flight (flights to depart after 5pm). (BB)

5 Days from: £1085

REF: FISL

Packages start daily 1 November 2014 to 31 March 2016 1 Nov '14 - 31 Mar '16

Twin* Share 1085

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Please note: Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. This package is available to adults only. Pre and post trip accommodation is not available on this package. *Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. Note: Operated in conjunction with Creative Holidays.

62

Single Room Supplement 955


Our hotels

Here’s a taste of the exciting and diverse places you stay when you travel with us. Our dedicated team search for the right hotel for each and every night of your trip, so we can always promise the right location, real value and high quality.

Images, clockwise from top left: QT Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia; Strahan Village, Tasmania, Australia; Copthorne Resort Bay of Islands pool, New Zealand; Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia; Sails in the Desert Hotel, Ayers Rock, Australia; Crowne Plaza, Melbourne, Australia.

63


Grand Chancellor Hobart, Tasmania

Hotels: extend your stay Each itinerary shows the city where your holiday starts and ends. Choose how many nights you wish to extend your stay before and/or after your holiday and ask your Travel Agent to make the reservations when you book your holiday. Prices are per person, per night on a single and twin/double basis, based on two-bedded rooms with private bath, including breakfast (unless otherwise specified below), all applicable taxes and service charges (luggage handling not included). Check with your Travel Agent for availability and rates. Conditions: Extra hotel nights should be booked at the time of your holiday reservation; they are subject to availability and offered only in conjunction with the holiday you are booking. Space is limited and blackout dates may apply. Hotels may vary between holiday departures; your Travel Agent will advise you of the confirmed hotel(s). Per Person (£) City

Hotel

Season

Single

Twin

Adelaide

Stamford Plaza

All

140

70

Ayers Rock Resort

Sails in the Desert

1 Nov ‘14 - 30 Nov ‘14

340

170

1 Dec ‘14 - 31 Mar ‘15

280

140

1 Apr ‘15 - 30 Jun ‘15

298

149

1 Jul ‘15 - 30 Nov ‘15

350

175

1 Dec ‘15 - 31 Mar ‘16

298

149

AUSTRALIA

Cairns

Hilton

All

125

65

Hobart

Hotel Grand Chancellor*

1 Nov ‘14 - 31 Aug ‘15

175

100

Melbourne

Crowne Plaza

1 Nov ‘14 - 31 Mar ‘15

145

79

1 Apr ‘15 - 31 Mar ‘16

150

85

1 Nov ‘14 - 31 Mar ‘15

129

70

1 Apr ‘15 - 31 Mar ‘16

135

75

Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour^

All

190

95

Auckland

The Langham

All

150

85

Christchurch

Novotel

All

190

95

Heartland Hotel Cotswold

1 Nov ‘14 - 30 Sep ‘15

130

75

1 Oct ‘15 - 31 Mar ‘16

135

79

All

130

75

Port Douglas Sydney

QT Port Douglas

NEW ZEALAND

Wellington

James Cook Grand Chancellor

* Surcharge applies 25 Dec & 1 Jan. Please enquire for price for stays from 1 September 2015. ^ Surcharge applies 29 Dec – 2 Jan Price excludes breakfast Note: A supplement may apply for Christmas, New Year, Easter and special events, this will be advised at time of booking.

64


Airport Transfers All Trafalgar guests receive complimentary arrival and departure transfers by shuttlebus, car or minibus on the arrival and departure day of their guided holiday. Trafalgar is also pleased to offer complimentary airport transfers on other days in conjunction with pre and post trip accommodation when booked through Trafalgar. Flight timings must be provided to Trafalgar no fewer than 21 days prior to the start of the trip. In the event of missed transfers due to flight delays outside of Trafalgar’s control or guests not using this service, no refund is available.

Proudly using 100% recycled paper Trafalgar, as part of The Travel Corporation, is proud to be using 100% recycled paper for the body of our brochures. Some of the positive impacts of this include saving more than 48,000* trees per year and reducing landfill waste that produces harmful greenhouse gases. In addition, the paper used is rated “Excellent” by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) environmental benchmarking tool. We are proud to commit to using one of the most environmentally friendly coated recycled papers on Planet Earth. *Calculations based on data from the Environmental Paper Network.

Things to know before you go Passports and visas

Each guest is responsible for having a passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the conclusion of their trip and all necessary visas and permits. Multiple-entry visas may be required as you will enter a country more than once on some of our holidays. Each guest must comply with entry, health and other requirements of the countries visited. Contact your Travel Agent, airline or relevant government authorities to obtain the necessary travel information. 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.

Travel documents

You will receive your travel documents and literature with your Trafalgar document wallet approximately 21 days before your departure.

Know before you go guides

We have created country-by-country guides packed with handy travel tips and advice – download at www.trafalgar.com (go to ‘Pre-Trip’ in the top menu bar).

Brochure Terminology

Here is a description of some of the specific terms used in the itinerary pages of this brochure: Visit – In-depth sightseeing with a Local Expert or Travel Director; includes fast track entry (where applicable). View – A brief stop to take in the sight and capture photos. See – See the sight while driving by on the coach.

Why Express Check-in? Our Express Check-in service helps us provide you with the best travel experience possible. It’s easy and takes less than 10 minutes to complete, and enables us to deliver these great benefits: • A more tailored trip for you • No paperwork on holiday • Smoother hotel check-ins • Travel tips and exclusive savings on travel-related goods and services We will also be able to quickly locate you or your nominated contact in the unlikely event of an emergency. Please complete the Express Check-in as soon as possible after booking your holiday – find out more at www.trafalgar.com/uk/express

Group Holidays If you are Travelling in a group of 20 or more, let Trafalgar customise your holiday. We can either tailor one of our existing, award-winning itineraries for your group (group discounts are available, conditions apply), or design an itinerary from scratch. Our team has the experience and insider connections to negotiate great deals with hotels, restaurants, airlines and local experts. Tell us where you wish to travel, the standard of hotel you prefer and the type of meals and experiences you wish to include and we’ll create a great-value itinerary ideally suited to your pace and needs. Contact your Travel Agent who’ll work with our dedicated Groups Team to plan your next holiday.

Regular group holidays 10 or more people Travelling together can make great savings when they book together on one of our regular brochure holidays. Restrictions apply – see page 69 for full details.

65


Private door to door UK airport transfers

Trafalgar wants you to enjoy a hassle-free holiday experience, so when you book your Trafalgar holiday, we will provide you with a complimentary private door to door transfer service for distances of up to 150 miles. You will be collected from your home by private chauffeurdriven car and taken to your departure airport. At the end of your holiday, you will be met at the airport upon arrival for a relaxing journey home. No worries and no hassle. If you prefer not to take the complimentary transfer we will deduct £75 per person from the total cost of your holiday. Just part of Trafalgar’s legendary personal service. Terms and conditions: This service is offered to guests purchasing a holiday from Trafalgar. It is valid from one address per booking in the mainland UK only and covers the distance from the point of collection to the local departure airport. For guests exceeding the 150-mile limit, additional mileage will be charged at £1.80 per mile. All mileage is calculated using the map service at www.maps.google.com. When taking the Door to Door service on our Family Experiences, a larger vehicle may be need to accommodate all guests. This will be advised at the time of booking and may be liable to supplementary costs. We cannot guarantee that any of our vehicles will have child seats available. At the time of booking, the guests pick up address and contact details are required. Note that for bookings with 3 to 4 guests may have larger vehicles. Please contact us or your local Travel Agent for further details. Please note the Door to Door service excludes group bookings

Booking Conditions and other Important Information Large print version is available at: www.trafalgar.com PAYMENT & CANCELLATION FEES SUMMARY INFORMATION LAND ONLY GUIDED VACATIONS

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

66

£100 45 days Penalty Deposit 25% 30% 50% 100%


67


Six ways to save

SAVE UP TO

£505

Book and pay early The earlier you book and pay, the more you save with our Early Payment Discounts. We give you up to 10% off – so, to get our best prices, book before they run out.

Get 10% off

Get 7.5% off

Saving up to

Get 5% off

Saving up to

Saving up to

£505 per person

£375 per person

£250 per person

until 27 November 2014

until 29 January 2015

until 30 April 2015

Available on selected holidays – see itinerary pages. Discount only applies to the land portion of your holiday. Can be combined with other discounts where applicable, does not apply to Fiji, mini-stays, extra nights’ accommodation, airfares, flight supplements and surcharges, taxes and fees, and airport transfers. A deposit is required on booking and the full amount must be paid by the date shown. Subject to availability and may be withdrawn. See page 66-67 for full conditions.

Frequent Traveller Discount

SAVE

5%

Travelled with us in the last five years? Join our free Travel Club and get 5% off your next holiday. Discount only applies to the land portion of your holiday. Only one discount available per person, and only one discount can be redeemed against each further holiday. For travel within the same year, there must be a 60-day gap between completion of your first trip and the date on which you make your new booking. You must be a member of Trafalgar Travel Club at time of booking (you cannot save by joining after booking) or have Travelled with one of The Travel Corporation sister brands (www.thetravelcorporation.com) in the last five years. Not available on mini-stays, Fiji, extra night stays, airfares, taxes and fees, flight supplements and surcharges and, airport transfers. Cannot be combined with our Family & Friends Group or Young Traveller Discounts.

68

Second Trip Discounts

SAVE

2.5%

Want to combine two of our trips? If they’re seven days or longer, we give you money off when you book two or more trips for one holiday.  ook two trips – and save up to •B £125 per person on the shorter trip •B  ook three trips – and save on the two shortest trips • Book more trips and keep saving Check the itinerary pages for the discount amounts and ask your Travel Agent for the best combinations. See itinerary pages for discounts. Discount only applies to the land portion of your holiday. All holidays must be booked at the same time. Not available on mini-stays, Fiji, extra night stays, airfares, taxes and fees, flight supplements and surcharges and airport transfers.

Definite Departures We guarantee our trips will depart (weather and other conditions dependent of course), as soon as enough guests are booked on them. Just look for the green check when you search for prices and dates on www.trafalgar.com


Private door to door UK airport transfers

We believe your holiday should be a relaxing and hassle free experience from start to finish. This is why we include complimentary private UK airport transfers. See page 66 for details. SAVE

Family & Friends Discounts

UP TO

10%

One size doesn’t fit all with families, so we have three different ways of saving money.

Group Discounts • Get 5% off per person – for groups of 5-8 • Get 50% off for one guest – for groups of 9-15 • Get one free place – for groups of 16 or more Discount only applies to the land portion of your holiday. Limited to one group per coach and all guest names are needed at the time of booking. 50% off and free place are based on twin share (ask your Travel Agent for larger group discounts). Not available on mini-stays, extra night stays, Fiji, airfares, taxes and fees, flight supplements and surcharges and airport transfers. Cannot be combined with our Frequent Traveller or Young Traveller Discounts.

Young Traveller Discount Guests aged 5-15 save up to 10% when travelling with an adult on many holidays – see holiday pages for savings. See itinerary pages for discounts. Discount only applies to the land portion of your holiday. Only one discount per room. Young travellers must be aged 5-15 at the time of travel. Not available on extra night stays, Fiji, airfares, taxes & fees, flight supplements and surcharges and airport transfers. Cannot be combined with our Family & Friends Group, Frequent Traveller or Triple Room Discounts.

Triple Room Discount When you book a triple room we give discounts to all guests – see itinerary pages for savings.

Fly with us…

Available on selected holidays – see itinerary pages. Discount only applies to the land portion of your holiday. Triple Room Reductions are based on three people sharing one twin bedded room with an extra bed which may be a roll-away. Cannot be combined with our Young Traveller Discount.

Single Travellers We know solo travellers have different needs – we make it simple by offering the privacy of your own room, while others would rather save money and share.

Guaranteed Room Share We’ll pair you up (don’t worry, they’ll be the same gender) and, if we can’t pair you, you’ll get a single room at no extra cost.

We include return flights from the UK and only partner with the world’s leading airlines. See page 22 for details. NB. Flights from your local regional airport may not always be direct and may be subject to a supplement.

Single Supplement To see our low single room prices, just check our itinerary pages. Sharing guests may be of different ages and will be in non-smoking twin bedrooms. Each holiday has a limited number of rooms available for single occupancy. Guaranteed room share is not available on mini-stays, Fiji and extra nights’ accommodation.

For our latest offers visit www.trafalgar.com or talk to your expert Travel Agent. 69


See the world from the inside Our guided holidays cover Europe, Great Britain, USA, Canada, Central and South America, Asia, Hawaii, Australia and New Zealand. Have you seen our other collections? At Leisure, Family Experiences and CostSaver Order your free brochures now at www.trafalgar.com See what our guests are saying: www.trafalgar.com/trafalgarinsider www.facebook.com/TrafalgarTravel www.twitter.com/TrafalgarTalk www.instagram.com/TrafalgarTravel

Picquet House, St Peter Port, Guernsey, UK, GY1 1AF ABTA: Y181X ATOL: 10148

To book or discover more, get in touch with your expert Travel Agent

Freephone: 0800 533 5616 Travel Agency Reservations: 0800 206 1469

Trafalgar is a member of the family-owned The Travel Corporation and is renowned and trusted for its outstanding quality, service, value, reliability and financial stability. www.TheTravelCorporation.com

Printed in the UK

1st Edition UK, 16 July 2014


South pacific uk