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EUROPE & BRITAIN Guided Holidays

Travel beyond the expected with exclusive Insider Experiences 32 unique itineraries and a choice of holiday styles All the details taken care of: Sightseeing. Hotels Transport. Dining. All flights, private door to door transfers and overseas transfers included.

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Travel beyond the expected

Travelling is one of life’s greatest experiences. For every new horizon we cross, we broaden our own. With every culture we encounter, we enrich ours. For every intriguing new character we meet, we become more interesting people ourselves. It’s this passion for travelling differently which has inspired our guided holidays for more than 67 years. We’ve formed friendships with locals eager to reveal their stories and secrets; honed our deep understanding of cultures and customs; uncovered hidden treasures; and crafted the art of sharing our discoveries to give you real and rich experiences. As you travel with us, looked after by our incredible Travel Directors, you’ll feel genuinely connected to the places you explore.

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“Travel is in our DNA. It’s our passion to help our guests travel beyond the expected.” Gavin Tollman, Trafalgar CEO

European Regionals

Experiencing more

Eastern Mediterranean Highlights Of Turkey + 7 Day Cruise Option

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Best Of Turkey + 7 Day Cruise Option

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Ancient Lands/Aegean Odyssey 8/11 20-21

Travel beyond the expected

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Experiencing more

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Expect… the unexpected and What’s included

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Best Of Greece

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Best Of Morocco

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Best of Egypt & Jordan Experience Option

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Britain & Ireland Real Britain

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Best of Devon & Cornwall

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Scenic England

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Britain & Ireland Highlights

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Seeing things differently

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Amazing Britain

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Flavours of Europe

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Best Of Britain

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Irish Highlights

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How do you like to travel?

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Everything taken care of

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Our People. Our Passion

The right place to stay

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Your journey made easy

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London Reception Centre, express check-in, things to know & customised group holidays

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Extend your stay in Europe

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Airport transfers, door to door & booking conditions Six ways to save

Italy & Combinations

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Italian Holiday

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Great Italian Cities

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Italian Concerto

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Best of Italy

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Best of Italy & Sicily

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Spain, Morocco & Portugal

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Travel with the world’s no. 1 We’ve won over 30 major travel industry awards in the last five years alone. We’re proud of this - but we’re always working hard to do even better. See all the awards we’ve won globally at www.trafalgar.com/uk/awards

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Northern Italy incl Cinque Terre

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Spanish Wonder

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Spain Morocco & Portugal

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Best Of Portugal

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Central & Eastern Europe including Russia & Scandinavia

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Imperial Europe

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Best Of Germany

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Best Of Switzerland

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Prague Vienna & Budapest

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Scenic Scandinavia & Its Fjords

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Wonders of St Petersburg & Moscow

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European Discoveries European Highlights with Eurostar Option

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European Traveller

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European Whirl with Eurostar Option

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At Leisure

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Expect… the unexpected

It can be exciting to discover guided holidays aren’t all mapped out, as first-timer Paul Nugent explains. There’s a romance to the notion of travelling independently. Hitting the open road, chatting with locals, seeing iconic sights. But, I’ve found the dream is rarely the reality. For me, guided travel gave me the adventure I was after – with none of the hard work. On my first guided holiday, I was looking forward to the obvious benefits, like someone else looking after my every need. And having my route planned by people who would book the right hotels, pick the best restaurants and show me the landmarks – without me lifting a finger. But I soon realised I was getting more than that. Oh yes, before I travelled with Trafalgar, I thought I had guided holidays all mapped out. But this was something different.

I thought I had guided holidays all mapped out. But this was something different The difference started when I realised my luggage had made it on to the coach without me even thinking about it; my bag magically appearing at my hotel rooms and back onto the coach throughout the holiday.

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We’ve all been there. I’ve lugged a suitcase through European cities after long flights and transfers, hoping the

We were fast-tracked past the queues into iconic landmarks

Someone carrying that luggage. Someone checking me in and just handing me my key – these little luxuries left me free to just enjoy the experience.

More than a personal concierge … she knew more than I thought possible about the places we visited

spent together, but shared experiences were seamlessly paired with free time. Sometimes I asked Anna for

budget hotel I found will be ok, my jet-lagged partner yawning at my side.

And I thought every moment would be

But it wasn’t just about bespoke

recommendations; sometimes I joined

moments. We’d come to see the sights.

Optional Experiences; and sometimes

And we were fast-tracked past the

I just headed to a little local café,

queues into iconic landmarks – saving

reminding myself I was really in Europe.

time, and making us feel a little like VIPs.

There’s something about travel which connects people

It was in one of these cafés when I found myself reading my guidebook for pleasure, rather than for help; and I realised this Trafalgar trip hadn’t let me see Europe; it had let me experience it -

Sharing experiences like dining with farmers in their home, my first (inelegant)

and enjoy it. * edited from Trafalgar Europe & Britain 2014 brochure

wine tasting and watching ancient My Travel Director, Anna, was more than

Stonehenge appear on the misty

a personal concierge though. She knew

horizon, sped up friendships which

more than I thought possible about the

What’s always included

normally take years to form.

• Return scheduled flights*

After all, there’s something about travel

• UK door to door VIP transfers*

She said it wasn’t just Trafalgar’s

which connects people, and having trips

• The services of your

heritage and unique experiences that

tailored to food lovers; to families; even

attracted her, but the bespoke training

to those wanting to lie-in; meant you felt

she’d get to help her share her home

you really were with like-minded people.

places we visited.

nation with her guests.

She introduced us to her local connections who’d share their cities and homes with us

Shared experiences were seamlessly paired with free time I confess, I thought a guided holiday

As we travelled, Anna told stories about

But I discovered an intimate, in-depth

the places she took us. And introduced

adventure, with truly exclusive moments.

share their cities and homes with us. And sometimes she took us off-route, choosing more scenic roads or showing us favourite hidden places.

surprise extras • All your accommodation • Breakfast every day • Approximately half your evening meals – including tips.

would be like a cruise on wheels.

us to her local connections, who’d

Travel Director • Must-see sightseeing and

I thought I’d stay in run-of-the-mill hotels. But from a buzzing city centre to an old palace packed with tradition, each hotel was cherry-picked to suit the day – and add local colour.

• A luxury air-conditioned coach to travel in • All your hotel tips, charges and local taxes – including porter service • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing * terms and conditions apply

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How do you like to travel?

We’ve designed our collection to help you see Europe your way. Lively or relaxed? One country or a dozen? We’ve listened to our guests and infused each itinerary with our 67 years’ experience and knowledge. Our holidays come with carefully planned sightseeing, dining and hotels, chosen so you can experience the best of the destination – with just the right blend of shared experiences and free time.

FEATURING: left Paris, France; top right - Neuschwanstein, Germany; bottom right Venice, Italy

DEEP INSIDE with Regionals Taking you deep into a destination, our in-depth Regional itineraries have been spirit and soul of a country, or even a

TAKING IT SLOW with At Leisure

region like the Alps or Mediterranean

Slower-paced, our At Leisure holidays

crafted for those wanting to absorb the

where neighbouring countries share similar culture, scenery or even food. And then we add a unique twist with our Insider Experiences, so you can explore, chat or even dine with locals.

COVERING GROUND with Discoveries An instant introduction to Europe’s diversity, we created our Discoveries collection for those wanting to experience more of the continent in one holiday. Faster-paced encounters with up to 12 countries, they don’t just skim the surface; our Travel Directors still take you beyond the expected, introducing you to local people and special moments.

give you longer stays and longer lie-ins – in fact, you rarely have to leave the hotel before 9am. Usually stopping for two to six nights in each destination, you have more free time to explore – but still get the same insider knowledge of your Travel Director and Insider Experiences.

Don’t want everything included? Our CostSaver range gives you amazing value – without compromising on the quality you expect from our guided holidays. You still get all the essentials and see more than just the icons, but more of the experiences are optional. Visit www.trafalgar.com/CostSaver

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Everything taken care of

We include all the extras to make your holiday relaxing from start to finish, from essentials like flights to luxuries like the private car that whisks you to and from your UK airport.

Airport transfers We also include complimentary airport transfers overseas on the first and last day of your trip (at set times). And, if you want to extend your holiday, we’ve also negotiated competitive rates for transfers on other days and can arrange them for you. More details on p80

Scheduled flights included

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.

Our holidays include flights with leading

Staying longer

Dedicated to you, your personal

and trusted airlines. And if you’d like to

If you want to stay a little longer before

upgrade your seat, we’re happy to help

or after your holiday, we source special

to whisk you off in a private

(these are subject to availability and

deals through our trusted and quality

there may be supplements).

checked hotel partners. You can find the

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.

hotels on page 79. Just ask your Travel Agent to book your extra nights. More details on p79

driver will arrive at your home 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. Our private chauffeur service is included for airports within 150 miles of your home – and gives you the peace of mind you’ll arrive in time for your flight and that someone’s waiting for your return. *terms and conditions apply, see page 80

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Our people. Our passion.

Knowledge, experience, expertise A love of his country; the passion to seek out new experiences; the warmth to make guests feel at home when they’ve only just arrived: Pino (opposite far right) is just one of the Travel Directors who bring our holidays to life. Looked after by our dedicated team, our bespoke Travel Director training programme puts them in our guests’ shoes, helping them become true Insiders by showing new ways to share their knowledge and bring every destination into focus in unique and inspiring ways.

A diverse group of people, they come from all different walks of life – but they share a love of travel and their home nations. This inspires them to open up their country to you, whether it’s a recommendation for a local restaurant that serves the most delicious version of a typical dish, or the best place to find those all important, and truly authentic, souvenirs. They explore the icons with you, then seek out surprise places and A Hidden Treasures that add an extra richness to your holiday, giving you unexpected stories that often become the memories you share when you return home. They could be personal favourites, like Pino’s much-loved Caravaggios, or something they found with your Coach Driver, like the less used roads that cross the dramatic Apennine Mountains.

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They work hand-in-hand with our skilled and friendly Drivers, capable chauffeurs with years of experience at the wheel. And with the many Local Experts they introduce you to along the way; people who live in the places you’re visiting, giving you a shortcut to understanding each region, and an even deeper and more personal perspective.

Born and raised in Italy, Pino Campi, one of our expert Travel Directors, uses his local knowledge, experience (and a little bit of Latin passion) to bring lesser-known aspects of Italy to life. When we bring our guests to Italy I want to show them its secrets, not just the sights they’ve come to see. Rome has so many stories, so much history. I love scouring the city for Hidden Treasures, like the Caravaggio paintings hidden in the little church of Santa Maria del Popolo. It’s an unassuming church that’s easy to miss, but inside it’s just beautiful. I love art history, so being able to take our guests somewhere they may not have found, and seeing their faces as I tell them about my favourite Renaissance artist’s techniques and escapades,

I’ve been working as a Travel Director for almost a decade. I love the fact that I inspire our guests, listening to them and finding out their interests and passions so I can use my knowledge to help them really discover and enjoy my country – a place they’ve often dreamed of seeing. It just makes me happy, taking care of the little details, getting to know people from all over the world, and making every holiday easy so guests can get on and enjoy themselves - I can’t think of a job I’d rather do.

while they view his work, is one of my favourite moments.

Tap into the conversation You can see travel tips and photos from our Travel Directors, and connect with

Pino Campi, Trafalgar Travel Director

like-minded past and future travellers, on our Facebook page. And tap into more insider knowledge on Twitter and on our blog, updated regularly by Travel Directors on the road. www.facebook.com/trafalgartravel @trafalgartalk www.trafalgarblog.com

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Seeing things differently

When you’re visiting a new place, there’s nothing like having a friend there to welcome you. Someone to take you to the sights – but also take you deeper to reveal the secrets. Must-see sights There are places which make it onto postcards and into guidebooks. Places like the Eiffel Tower, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Blue Mosque in Istanbul. These exciting landmarks are always part of our trips. And our audio headsets give you the freedom to explore the sights at your own pace, pausing to take photos or just absorb everything around you, without missing out on your Travel Director’s insights. But we also take you beyond the expected, introducing you to local people and sharing our deep insider knowledge. Look out for the A Insider’s Experience sign on our guided holiday itineraries

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Unique Insights Our A Unique Insights were inspired by our love of uncovering things not found in guidebooks. Sometimes these moments give a different viewpoint of the famous sights: in the hush of the Vatican museums we slip away from other visitors to tread the famous Bramante staircase, not usually open to the public. And sometimes they show a twist on local life: in Barcelona, one of our local connections helps us mingle with busy Spaniards bargaining at the lively La Boqueria Market.

Local Specialities Meeting artisans who carry on age-old traditions gives a fresh perspective on a country’s culture, like the Venetian glassblowers, the Scottish whisky distillers and the cuckoo clock makers of Germany’s Black Forest we meet. Seeing them at work gives you an appreciation for the A Local Specialities others just take home as souvenirs.

Local Experts Our travels across Europe have unearthed some unforgettable characters. Local historians, chefs and wine makers: each A Local Expert adds a diverse personal spin to ‘seeing the sights’. Like our local historian in FEATURING: top right -Venice, Italy; centre Vatican, Rome; top middle - Cairo, Egypt; middle left - Pisa, Italy

Pompeii, who talks about the life and beliefs of an ancient culture, and gives insight into the frescos and mosaics you can still see today. With anecdotes and quirky facts about life in the places you visit, they are the ultimate insiders in their hometown.

Customise your trip Eveyone 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

Travelling with care We don’t just go beyond the expected in our holidays. It’s our

inspiration, we can give ideas.

philosophy for all we do. And that

Or you can join one of our Optional

with carbon emissions, recycled

Experiences, created to help

paper and donations to charitable

personalise your trip with more things

causes. We also support the

that interest you – whether it’s a boat

communities we visit - learn more at

trip out to the Borromean Islands

www.trafalgar.com/SustainableTourism

means we’re not just responsible

to see the sumptuous 17th century palace on Isola Bella, or a journey through the Dolomite mountains.

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More than meals, in Europe food is about memories – and socialising. There’s nothing like tasting classic food and drink in their home nations. creamy feta and plump olives in a Greek island taverna, crisp champagne in a French vineyard, or authentic gelatos in a slick Italian pavement café. The dishes may be different but there’s one philosophy which unites Europe – food is best enjoyed with friends, old and new. It’s this philosophy which inspires our dining experiences. Like our relaxed Welcome Receptions, where you can get to know your fellow guests and Travel Director over drinks or dinner. And our Farewell Dinners, the perfect forum to relive the memories, share email addresses and talk about where to go next.

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Flavours of Europe

FEATURING: top left - Libero Cooking School, Italy; centre - Be My Guest in Florence, Italy; bottom left - Rome, Italy

Dining with locals We’ve formed many friendships as we’ve explored Europe seeking out unique venues and their hosts. Our A Be My Guest experiences aren’t just about fantastic food. Invited into the homes of people we’ve met on our travels, they’re also about hearing stories of local life and legends in intimate settings, from vineyards to farmhouses.

the barrel saved their Jewish neighbours’ lives during the war – and later saved his grandfather’s vineyard during communism. And in Italy, we visit the Telli Family, who invite you to dinner on a tiny island on Lake Maggiore. Arriving by boat, you are met by Signor Telli who leads you to a pretty tower. Serving up home-cooked Italian dishes, the family tell you about the young prince who used to play in the tower with

Stepping into the Schieszl family’s

his brothers and cousins, pretending

wine cellar, the barrel forming its door

it was a pirate’s hideaway. And how,

doesn’t seem as important as the fine

years later, he returned to turn it into a

wine you taste. It’s not until later, over

restaurant called ‘La Piratera’, named

a dinner of delicious, local Mangalica

after his childhood game.

Our secret recipe We carefully plan your dining to match the day. If we’re off on a road trip and won’t return until late, we’ll include a meal at the hotel restaurant. If we’re staying central, you’re free to find your own favourites – or try your Travel Director’s personal 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, and we always plan in some time to stop for lunch in just the right spot for your journey.

ham and cheeses, that Konrád tells you the spine-tingling story of how

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The right place to stay

FEATURING: centre Hotel Corallo, Sorrento; above - U232 Hotel, Barcelona, Spain, Venice; right - The Amfora Hotel, Hvar, Croatia.

We seek out the right hotel to create the right experience, using the expertise we’ve built over 67 years to craft the perfect blend of charm, location and quality. You’ll stay in four or five star accommodation with us, and we’ll often choose internationally renowned names like Sofitel. But we know one size doesn’t fit all. That’s why we hand-pick hotels which give you the most out of your destination: like in Venice, where we’ll either stay among the scenic canals or on Lido di Venezia island, where wealthy Italians vacation..

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Authentic Accommodation Our local connections have introduced us to some unusual and exciting A Authentic Accommodation, each reflecting the area you’re in. There’s the Turkish cave hotel in Cappadocia, where the Yigitoglu family proudly share their grandly restored house beside the ancient Ortahisar rock castle. There’s the Renaissance palace in Spain, where Napoleon’s army slept before attacking Vitoria. And there’s the wonderful hotel we found near the Vatican, which used to be owned by Catholic monks and donates profits to charitable missions.

Rest assured Wherever you stay, we always guarantee that you’ll receive the same impeccable service and quality – whether you’re in a cutting-edge modern hotel or one of our authentic guesthouses. We take care of check-in, carrying your luggage and paying any gratuities, and more than half our hotels have free WiFi.

Your journey made easy

It’s not just about getting from A to B, but the experiences you have along the way that turn a trip into an extraordinary journey.

Travelling in comfort

Greener travel

With comfortable reclining seats,

We constantly strive to become more

an onboard restroom, European

carbon efficient: 2013 figures confirm

electrical outlets and WiFi in

our coaches emit less carbon or

most European countries, our air-

greenhouse gas per guest than cars

Your Travel Director shares anecdotes

conditioned coaches are a luxurious

or trains. And each of our coaches

and knowledge of the places you pass

way to travel. And the panoramic

is updated at least every five years,

on the way. Your experienced Coach

windows give incredible views.

ensuring we stay on top of innovations

Driver knows the roads less travelled,

in carbon-efficient travel.

often taking you along scenic routes

Other ways to travel

to reveal landscapes and towns you

Of course, we’re the experts in coach

might not otherwise see. You don’t have to worry about navigation, parking costs or road tolls, and your luggage is taken care of door to door. And as you travel, you get to know your fellow travellers; chatting, sharing travel stories and beginning friendships sealed by a common love of travel.

Source DEFRA (UK Dept for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs)

travel, but we sometimes select other ways for you to get about on your holiday. Hand-picked and quality checked by us, these add a different flavour to your holiday. Whether it’s taking the high speed Frecciargento train through scenic countryside to Florence, or taking a private boat out to a tiny island on Lake Maggiore for an exclusive dining experience.

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Regional

Highlights of Turkey Trojan horses, ancient cities and bustling bazaars are some of the highlights on this exploration of Turkey’s coast, which starts and ends in vibrant Istanbul. It’s Insider moments like… smelling the homely aroma of flour which dusts the rustic table and clings to your fingers, as you learn how to make traditional bread with the locals of Demircidere. Kneading the dough, you hear about the lifestyle in this little village, and learn about the delicious wines, jams and raisins they produce from the olive groves and vineyards that surround them. Later you taste the fruits of their labour, sampling their homemade wine as the rich smell of baking bread fills the air.

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Istanbul (2 Nights) Transfer to your hotel on arrival. Meet later with your Travel Director and travelling companions for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Radisson Blu Sisli Day 2 | Istanbul Sightseeing Visit the impressive Topkapi Palace, one of the greatest palaces of the Ottoman period, which has a superb position overlooking the Bosphorus. Explore the magnificent St. Sophia’s Basilica built by Constantine the Great. After lunch, discover the wonders of the Blue Mosque, famous for its six minarets and beautiful blue Iznik tiles. Finally, tour the Byzantine Hippodrome, where chariot racing and other sporting events were held. (BB) Day 3 | Istanbul | Gallipoli | Canakkale In Gallipoli, see the Lone Pine Cemetery and the battlefields, including Anzac Cove and Chunuk Bair, where some of the fiercest fighting took place during World War I. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Kolin Day 4 | Canakkale | Troy | Pergamon | Izmir

Blue Mosque, Istanbul

Explore the legendary city of Troy, immortalised by Homer in the stories of King Priamus, Hector, Paris and the beautiful Helen. Admire the archaeological excavations revealing nine separate periods of settlement, plus the symbolic replica wooden Trojan horse commemorating the epic war machine constructed in the 13th century BC. Visit the Asclepion Medical Centre at the ancient kingdom of Pergamon. This afternoon, enjoy a unique A  Be My Guest Luncheon. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB BG D) Hotel: Mövenpick Day 5 | Izmir | Ephesus | Virgin Mary’s House | Pamukkale Your fascinating walking tour of the ancient city of Ephesus includes the House of the

Virgin Mary, the Temple of Hadrian guarded by Medusa’s head, and the Great Theatre, which was built by the Romans between 41 and 117 AD and is still in use today. Later, relax and enjoy the blissful thermal pools at your hotel in Pamukkale! Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB  D) Hotel: Colosae Thermal Day 6 | Pamukkale | Hierapolis | Bursa Visit the ancient ruins of Hierapolis at Pamukkale, which is also famous for white ‘Cotton Castles’ formed by limestone-laden thermal springs. Finish your day in the city of Bursa. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Thermal Kervansaray Day 7 | Bursa | Istanbul Wander through the old silk market and visit the Green Ottoman Complex. Continue to Istanbul and spend time haggling for souvenirs in the vast, bustling Grand Bazaar! Join your fellow travellers this evening for a Farewell Dinner to mark the end of your holiday. (BB  FD) Hotel: Radisson Blu Sisli Day 8 | Depart Istanbul Say goodbye to your companions and transfer to the airport for your flight home. Alternatively, why not continue your splendid adventure on one of our superb cruises? (BB)

Private door to door UK transfers Trafalgar includes return scheduled flights and complimentary private UK door to door airport transfers. See page 7 for details.

Highlights of Turkey with Anzac Day

It's iconic places City Tour in Istanbul. Visit the Topkapi Palace and Blue Mosque in Istanbul, the Asclepion Medical Center at Pergamon, the Virgin Mary’s House at Ephesus, the Cotton Castle springs at Pamukkale, the ruins of the Roman health spa at Hierapolis and the Green Ottoman Complex and Grand Mosque in Bursa. See Anzac Cove and the poignant War Cemeteries at Gallipoli and the ruins of the ancient city and Wooden Horse at Troy.

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Ref: GTHOT

Day 1 to Day 6  As Per Highlights of Turkey

Day 8 | Çanakkale | Istanbul

Day 7 | Bursa | Çanakkale

After a memorable night arrive in Istanbul for time to rest or explore. This evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner. (BB FD)

Travel to Çanakkale. Enjoy dinner in a local restaurant before taking part in the commemorations and events at Gallipoli. Please note that there is no hotel accommodation provided as you will attend the entire event, including the Dawn Service. (BB D)

Day 9 | Depart Istanbul Transfer to the airport for your flight home. (BB)

Prices for 18 April 2015 will be subject to change. Please note: Tickets for the Centenery Anzac Day Service in 2015 are only available by ballot. Guests will need to register independently to obtain tickets. Please note: It is not possible to link these departures with the 7 Day Aegean Cruise. See price panel panel on page opposite for details.

Highlights of Turkey

CRUISE

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8 days – 1 Country Regional

Highlights of Turkey Plus 7 Day Aegean Cruise 16 days – 2 Countries

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From:  Including flights and transfers (per person twin share)

Includes: 7 nights’ accommodation (6 hotels). 7 buffet breakfasts. 1 Be My Guest lunch. 6 dinners (including Welcome Reception, 4 three course dinners and Farewell Dinner). All transport shown (including 2 ferries). Flights and transfers included. All our featured inclusions shown on page 5.

Includes: 15 nights’ accommodation (7 hotels and 6 night cruise). 13 breakfasts (including 7 buffets and 6 cruise buffets). 7 lunches (including Be My Guest and 6 cruise buffets). 12 dinners (including Welcome Reception, 4 three course dinners, 6 cruise dinners and Farewell Dinner). All transport shown (including 7 day cruise). Flights and transfers included.

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Young traveller discount £100

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where the itinerary is altered to take in the commemorations and events at Gallipoli. See GTHOT box for full details. Trafalgar accepts no responsibility should guests be unable to obtain tickets from the ballot for 2015.

TRIP NOTES

Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided experience in Europe. Airport transfers: Complimentary transfers will be provided for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying in an Istanbul hotel booked by Trafalgar. Room Share: Guaranteed Room Share is available on this trip. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 82–83. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 79. *Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Team for Land Only prices. Flights are subject to availability and price at time of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times extra nights may need to be purchased. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences. KEY: A Insider Experience   WR Welcome Reception   FB Full Breakfast  BB Buffet Breakfast   L Lunch   D Dinner   RM Regional Meal   FD Farewell Dinner  BG Be My Guest Dining   DW Dinner with Wine

Enjoy spending time in Chios and continue to Mykonos. (BB L D)

Day 9 | At Sea | Kusadasi | At Sea

*Package Price Per Person

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Day 1 to Day 7 | As per Highlights of Turkey optional experience to the charming village of Lindos. Continue to Symi. (BB L D) Day 8 | Embark Istanbul | At Sea Explore the fascinating city of Istanbul today Day 13 | Chios | Mykonos

Hierapolis

Frequent traveller discount SAVE up to £56 p.p

Single Supp. Option 320 320 330 320

Rhodes

Cyclades

Cruise

Crete

Ephesus

Bay of Naples

Symi

Santorini

1 IZMIR Start

Code: TAPM/S/L/P

MACEDONIA

Cruise to Kusadasi where you can shop for Day 14 | Disembarkation | Athens (2 Nights) bargains or join an optional experience to This morning, disembark from your cruise ship ancient Ephesus. (BB L D) and transfer to your hotel. (BB) Hotel: Divani Palace Acropolis Metropolitan Day 10 | At Sea | Santorini | At Sea Embark in Santorini and explore this Day 15 | Athens Sightseeing spectacular volcanic island. (BB L D)

Today your walking tour includes view of the Acropolis and the Parthenon. Free time this afternoon. (BB)

Day 11 | At Sea | Crete | At Sea Discover the unique beauty of Crete. (BB L D)

Day 16 | Disembark in Athens

Day 12 | Rhodes | Symi

After breakfast, transfers are available to Explore the Old Town of Rhodes or join an Athens Airport. (BB)

WAYS TO SAVE Triple room discount SAVE from £140 p.p

Frequent traveller discount SAVE up to £122

Departures commence in Istanbul on Saturdays and end in Athens on Sundays.

Moderate Standard Inside - Code TAPM *Package Twin Share

Port Taxes

*Total Package Twin Share

Single Supp

26 Apr - 7 Jun & 6 Sep - 18 Oct 14 - 21 Jun & 30 Aug

2425 2465

279 279

2704 2744

550 550

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2550 2599

279 279

2829 2878

570 570

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2725 2765

279 279

3004 3044

570 570

26 Apr - 7 Jun & 6 Sep - 18 Oct 14 - 21 Jun & 30 Aug

2799 2850

279 279

3078 3129

550 550

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Superior Standard Outside - Code TAPS Premier Superior Outside - Code TAPL Premium Superior Outside - Code TAPP

Moderate: Ref TAPM

Premier: Ref TAPL

Cat. IC or IB Standard Inside 2-berth cabin.

Cat. XD or XC Superior Outside 2-berth cabin.

Superior: Ref TAPS

Premium: Ref TAPP

Cat XB or XA Standard Outside 2-berth cabin.

Cat XE or XF Superior Outside 2-berth cabin.

TRIP NOTES

Louis Cruise: ships operating this itinerary Louis Cristal or other ship from Louis fleet. For more information on cruise ships, inclusions & optional shore experiences, see page www.trafalgar.com. Airport transfers: Transfers will be provided for guests who have advised Trafalgar of their flight details. Room Share: Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Port Taxes: The above Port Taxes include Tips & Fuel Surcharge and are accurate as of July 2013. For up to date pricing please visit our website. *Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Team for Land Only prices. Flights are subject to availability and price at time of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times extra nights may need to be purchased.

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Best of Turkey The calm of Anzac cove and the Lone Pine cemetery introduces this exploration into Turkey, where ancient ruins and Whirling Dervishes map your path towards Istanbul’s Blue Mosque. It’s Insider moments like… meeting Omer’s family at Duruk House, their 200 year old home in Akseki, Turkey. Listening to their stories you’ll hear why the people of Akseki have such a strong trading history, and find out about the Duruk business. As you explore your hands graze the timber and stone of the one metre-thick walls. And, over rich beef stew and homemade soup, you learn about the traditional building techniques that enable this family house, built without mortar, to be earthquake resistant.

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

Day 8 | Konya | Cappadocia (2 Nights)

Welcome to Istanbul. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Relax after your journey and in the evening attend a Welcome Reception with your Travel Director and meet your fellow travellers. (WR) Hotel:  Radisson Blu Sisli

Visit the well preserved Sultanhan Caravansary. Journey on to biblical Cappadocia. Here you visit the underground city of Sarhatli on the ancient Silk Road just outside Konya and see the cone of Uchisar. (BB D) Hotel: Dilek Kaya Cave Hotel A Authentic Accommodation

Day 2 | Istanbul | Gallipoli | Çanakkale

Day 9 | Cappadocia | Ürgüp and Goreme Excursion

Explore the Gallipoli Peninsula and see Anzac Cove, the site of a bitter battle in WWI. Visit Lone Pine and Chunnuk Bair Cemeteries, the final resting place of many allied soldiers. See the Dardanelles and stay overnight in Çanakkale. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB  D) Hotel: Kolin Day 3 | Çanakkale | Troy | Pergamon | Izmir (Smyrna) Visit the ruins of Troy, and see the famous Wooden Horse. Explore the ancient Asclepion Medical Centre at the ancient city of Pergamon. Dine at your hotel in Izmir this evening. (BB  D) Hotel: Swissotel Grand Efes Izmir

Goreme

Day 4 | Izmir | Ephesus | St. Mary’s House | Pamukkale Visit the impressive excavations at Ephesus. See the House of the Virgin Mary at Mt. Koressos. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB  D) Hotel: Pam Thermal Day 5 | Pamukkale | Hierapolis | Antalya (2 Nights) Visit the Cotton Castle Springs at Pamukkale and the ruins of Roman health spa at Heirapolis. Spend the afternoon exploring the narrow streets of Antalya. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB  D) Hotel: Rixos Downtown Antalya/Crowne Plaza Day 6 | Antalya | Perge and Aspendos Excursion

WWI Cemetery, Gallipoli

It's iconic places City Tour in Istanbul. View the Wooden Horse at Troy. Visit Anzac Cove and the poingnant War Cemetries at Gallipoli, the ruins of the ancient city at Troy, the Asclepion Medical Centre at Pergamon, the Virgin Mary’s House at Ephesus, the ruins of the Roman health spa at Hierapolis, the Cotton Castle spring in Pamukkale, the Archaeological Museum in Antalya, the Roman cities at Perge and Aspendos, the home of the Whirling Dervishes at Konya, the underground city of Sarhatli, Urgup Open Air Musem at Goreme, the Museum of Anatolian Civilisation at Ankara, the Earth Tumulus at Gordion, the Green Ottoman Complex and Grand Mosque in Bursa and the Topkapi Palace and Blue Mosque in Istanbul.

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Visit the impressive Antalya Archaeological Museum and the Roman cities of Perge and Aspendos. Here see one of the best-preserved Roman theatres in the world. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Day 7 | Antalya | Konya This morning travel inland and enjoy a unique

A Be My Guest lunch in a century-old traditional

Ottoman-style house hosted by a local family. Visit the Mevlana Museum and Mausoleum, the final resting place for members of the Whirling Dervish mystic sect. Then continue on to the Karatay Tile Museum. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB BG D) Hotel: Anemon Konya

Spend the day exploring the volcanic landscape in and around Urgup, dotted with caves and troglodyte dwellings. Visit the Goreme Openair Museum and learn about pottery making in Avanos. (BB D) Day 10 | Cappadocia | Ankara Visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilisation and Ataturk’s Mausoleum. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant this evening. (BB D) Hotel: Mövenpick Day 11 | Ankara | Gordion | Bursa Hear the fascinating legend of King Midas at Gordion, and see the Great Tumulus, the city’s largest burial mound. Explore the Green Ottoman Complex and Grand Mosque at Bursa. Spend the afternoon seeing the sights of your choice. Finish the day with dinner at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Thermal Kervansaray Day 12 | Bursa | Istanbul (2 Nights) Cross the Sea of Marmara to Istanbul by ferry. Plan your day as you wish. Enjoy the exotic atmosphere and shop for souvenirs at the bustling Grand Bazaar, one of the world’s largest markets. (BB) Hotel: Radisson Blu Sisli Day 13 | Istanbul Sightseeing Gain an insight into the Ottoman Empire’s power and influence during your guided tour of the Topkapi Palace. Explore the Hagia Sophia and the wonderful Blue Mosque. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner‚ with your Travel Director and travelling companions. (BB FD) Day 14 | Depart Istanbul This morning bid a fond farewell to this wonderful city as your memorable holiday comes to an end. Transfers are available conditions apply. (BB) Important Note: Visas may be required for this trip. Please speak with your Travel Agent when making your reservation to assess your specific requirements.

Best of Turkey

Black Sea

14 days – 1 Country Regional

£1925

ISTANBUL 1

GREECE

1 BURSA

Includes: 13 nights’ accommodation (10 hotels). 13 buffet breakfasts. 1 Be My Guest lunch. 12 dinners (including Welcome Reception, 10 three course dinners and Farewell Dinner). All transport shown (including 2 ferries). Flights and transfers included. All our featured inclusions shown on page 5.

ANKARA 1

Gordion Pergamon 1 IZMIR

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TURKEY

2

Ferry

Gallipoli 1 ÇANAKKALE Troy

Avanos

CAPPADOCIA Hierapolis

Ephesus

1

PAMUKKALE

CRUISE

CONNECTION

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Ürgüp

WAYS TO SAVE

Göreme Aspendos Perge

1 KONYA

Code: TBOTA

Frequent traveller discount SAVE up to £84 p.p

Second trip discount SAVE up to £42 p.p

Young traveller discount £150

Triple room discount £20 p.p

ANTALYA 2 *Package Price Per Person

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Best of Turkey with Anzac Day Ref: GTBOT Day 1 to Day 11 | As per Best of Turkey Day 12 | Bursa | Çanakkale Today, travel to Çanakkale. You will enjoy dinner in a local restaurant before taking part in the commemorations and events at Gallipoli. Please note that there is no hotel accommodation provided as you will attend the entire event, including the Dawn Service. (BB D) Day 13 | Çanakkale | Istanbul After a memorable night you will arrive in Istanbul for some rest at your hotel or time to explore. (BB)

Day 14 | Istanbul Sightseeing Gain an insight into the Ottoman Empire’s power and influence during your guided tour of the Topkapi Palace. Explore the Hagia Sophia, a former Orthodox patriarchal basilica. Visit the wonderful Blue Mosque built in the 17th century. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and travelling companions. (BB FD) Day 15 | Depart Istanbul This morning after breakfast, it is time to bid farewell to this fascinating city which lies on both the European and Asian sides of the Bosphorus. Return home with many special memories. Transfers are available. (BB)

See price panel opposite for dates and prices. Prices for 13 April 2015 departure will be subject to change. Please note: Tickets for the Centenery Anzac Day Service in 2015 are only available by ballot. Guests will need to register independently to obtain their own tickets.

Authentic Accommodation Dilek Kaya Hotel, Cappadocia Stay in this unique hotel built in the architectural style of the area. This A Authentic Accommodation has been beautifully crafted out of rock formations.

TRIP NOTES Itinerary: Some departures may operate in reverse. Included sightseeing will not be affected. If Sarhatli is unavailable, an alternative underground city may be visited instead. Airport transfers: Complimentary transfers will be provided for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying in an Istanbul hotel booked by Trafalgar. Guaranteed Room Share: is not available on this trip. All prices are per person on a twin share basis.

7 Day Aegean Cruise Extension Ref: TBOM/S/L/P

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early.

A 7 day Aegean cruise extension is available to link with the Best of Turkey. On the last travel day of the Best of Turkey this extension will depart from Istanbul port. This cruise extension is available on Sunday departures only. See page 17 for details.

*Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Team for Land Only prices. Flights are subject to availability and price at time of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times extra nights may need to be purchased.

Please note: The 7 day cruise extension is not available on departures between 22 June 2014 - 17 August 2014. From £3129 per person twin share including port taxes, flights and transfers.

For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 82-83. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 79.

Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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520

H New Year’s Highlights: Christmas Day is not celebrated in Turkey.

Departure 19 December will celebrate New Year’s Eve in Istanbul. Departure 27 December will celebrate New Year’s Eve in Antalya.

u Anzac Day: Departures marked in the price panel are special Anzac Day

departures where the itinerary is altered to take in the commemorations and events at Gallipoli. See the GTBOT box to the left for full details. Trafalgar accepts no responsibility should guests be unable to obtain tickets from the ballot for 2015.

s  Non operating Cruise Departures: The 7 Day Cruise is not operating on the

departures marked in the price panel.

Private door to door UK transfers Trafalgar includes return scheduled flights and complimentary private UK door to door airport transfers. See page 7 for details. KEY: A Insider Experience   WR Welcome Reception   FB Full Breakfast  BB Buffet Breakfast   L Lunch   D Dinner   RM Regional Meal   FD Farewell Dinner  BG Be My Guest Dining   DW Dinner with Wine

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Regional

Ancient Lands

Ancient Lands

CRUISE

CONNECTION

8 days – 2 Countries Regional

£1401

From:  Including flights and transfers (per person twin share)

Aegean Sea

GREECE

TURKEY

ATHENS 1

2

Kusadasi

Cruise

Mykonos

Includes: 7 nights’ accommodation (1 hotel of choice and 4 night cruise). 7 breakfasts (including 3 hot buffets and 4 cruise breakfasts). 4 cruise lunches. 4 cruise dinners. All transport shown (including 4 night cruise). Flights and transfers included. All our featured inclusions shown on page 5.

Code: ATLM/S/L/P

WAYS TO SAVE

Patmos

Triple room discount from £60 p.p

Cyclades

Frequent traveller discount SAVE up to £70 p.p

Departures start and end in Athens on Saturdays.

Moderate Standard Inside - Code ATLM *Package Twin Share

Port Taxes

*Total Package Twin Share

Single Supp

15 Mar - 26 Apr 3 May - 7 Jun 14 Jun - 6 Sep 13 Sep - 25 Oct

1250 1325 1425 1325

151 151 151 151

1401 1476 1576 1476

200 220 220 220

15 Mar - 26 Apr 3 May - 7 Jun 14 Jun - 6 Sep 13 Sep - 25 Oct

1325 1425 1525 1425

151 151 151 151

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240 270 270 270

15 Mar - 26 Apr 3 May - 7 Jun 14 Jun - 6 Sep 13 Sep - 25 Oct

1475 1599 1699 1899

151 151 151 151

1626 1750 1850 2050

270 300 300 300

It’s travel beyond the expected

15 Mar - 26 Apr 3 May - 7 Jun 14 Jun - 6 Sep 13 Sep - 25 Oct

1525 1650 1750 1650

151 151 151 151

1676 1801 1901 1801

270 290 290 290

Day 1 | Arrive Athens (2 Nights)

Day 4 | Kusadasi | Patmos

Moderate: Ref ATLM

Premier: Ref ATLL

Welcome to Athens! Transfer to your hotel on arrival, then take time to explore this lively city or simply relax at a café and watch the world go by.

Arrive early at the bustling port of Kusadasi in Turkey – where there is time to take an optional experience to Ephesus. Your cruise continues to Patmos, with an optional experience to the cave where the Book of Revelation was written. (BB L D)

includes Metropolitan in Athens & Cat. IC or IB Standard Inside 2-berth cabin.

includes Athenaeum Intercontinental in Athens & Cat. XD or XC Superior Outside 2-berth cabin.

Superior: Ref ATLS

Premium: Ref ATLP

includes Metropolitan in Athens & Cat. XB or XA Standard Outside 2-berth cabin.

includes Athenaeum Intercontinental in Athens & Cat XE or XF Superior Outside 2-berth cabin.

Departures between

Santorini

Mediterranean Sea

Rhodes

Cruise

Superior Standard Outside - Code ATLS

Premier Superior Outside - Code ATLL

CRETE

Heraklion

Start

Number of overnight stays

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Sightseeing stops

Day 2 | Athens Sightseeing and Free Time Admire the sights of ancient Athens with your A  Local Expert during your morning sightseeing tour, including the Royal Palace, the Temple of Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch and the Agora where Socrates taught. A walking tour of the Acropolis allows you views of the Parthenon. Marvel at the stadium built for the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. The rest of your day is free for you to explore or shop. This evening, maybe dine on delicious local specialities at one of the many restaurants. (BB) Day 3 | Embark | Mykonos Board your ship at the port of Piraeus. Cruise to the glamorous island of Mykonos and spend a few hours discovering the charming town and sparkling beaches. (BB L D)

It's iconic places City Tour in Athens. Visit the Acropolis in Athens, the trendy island of Mykonos, the thriving Turkish port off Kusadasi, the idyllic island of Patmos, the medieval old town of Rhodes, the port town of Heraklion and the cliff top town of Fira on Santorini. View the Parthenon, the white-washed houses and windmills on Mykonos and the Caldera on Santorini. See Hadrian’s Arch and the 1896 Olympic Stadium in Athens.

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Premium Superior Outside - Code ATLP

Day 5 | Rhodes Arrive in Rhodes. Explore the fascinating medieval Old Town or join an optional experience to visit Lindos, featuring an acropolis with stunning coastal views. (BB L D) Day 6 | Heraklion | Santorini Wake up in Heraklion on the island of Crete. Spend a few hours exploring the port town before continuing your cruise to Santorini, a spectacular volcanic island featuring beautiful cliff-top villages with incredible views of the caldera. Maybe explore Fira and Oia, where people flock just to see the sunset! (BB L D) Day 7 | Disembark | Athens Dock this morning in Athens and transfer to your hotel in Athens. Spend the rest of your day relaxing, sightseeing or shopping for souvenirs. (BB) Day 8 | Depart Athens Say farewell to your newfound friends at the end of a remarkable journey and transfer to the airport for your return flight. (BB) For more information on this cruise, its inclusions and optional shore experiences please see www.trafalgar.com for details.

TRIP NOTES Itinerary: Occasionally the itinerary may be altered due to sailing conditions on the Aegean Sea, ferry schedules, religious holidays or unforeseen circumstances. Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided experience in Europe. Port Taxes: The above Port Taxes include Tips and Fuel Surcharge and are accurate as of July 2013. For up-to-date pricing, please visit our website. Louis Cruise Ship: Operating this itinerary Louis Olympia or other ship from Louis fleet. Airport transfers: Complimentary transfers will be provided for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying in an Athens hotel booked by Trafalgar. Please note: Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 82–83. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 79. *Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Team for Land Only prices. Flights are subject to availability and price at time of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times extra nights may need to be purchased.

Private door to door UK transfers Trafalgar includes return scheduled flights and complimentary private UK door to door airport transfers. See page 7 for details. KEY: A Insider Experience   WR Welcome Reception   FB Full Breakfast  BB Buffet Breakfast   L Lunch   D Dinner   RM Regional Meal   FD Farewell Dinner  BG Be My Guest Dining   DW Dinner with Wine

Regional

Aegean Odyssey

Aegean Odyssey

CRUISE

CONNECTION

11 days – 2 Countries Regional

£1750

From:  Including flights and transfers (per person twin share) Istanbul

Aegean Sea Cruise

ATHENS 1

Triple room discount from £90 p.p

Kusadasi

2

Moderate Standard Inside - Code ATOM

Santorini

Cyclades

Rhodes

Cruise

End

Sightseeing stops

CRETE

Agios Nikolaos

Mediterranean Sea

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Athens (2 Nights) Welcome to mythical Greece! Transfer to your hotel and unwind after your journey or spend the day exploring this exciting city. Day 2 | Athens Sightseeing and Free Time Your morning sightseeing tour with your A  Local Expert includes a walking tour of the Acropolis to marvel at the Parthenon, and to see the Olympic Stadium and the Evzone guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The afternoon is yours to see more incredible sights or shop. (BB) Day 3 | Embark This morning, transfer to the port and board your ship for a relaxing cruise to Turkey. (BB L D) Day 4 | At Sea | Istanbul | At Sea Sailing across the Aegean Sea into the Marmara Sea is an amazing experience. Later, arrive in Turkey’s capital, Istanbul, and admire views of mosques, minarets and the Bosphorus. (BB L D) Day 5 | At Sea | Kusadasi | At Sea This afternoon arrive at Kusadasi. The white sand beaches of Kusadasi are just a stone’s throw from ancient Ephesus, one of the seven churches of the Roman province of Asia. (BB L D) Day 6 | At Sea | Santorini | At Sea This morning we find ourselves in Santorini. Its cliffs rise from the blue waters of the Aegean like a dream. Enjoy the spectacular views overlooking the Caldera. (BB L D)

It's iconic places City Tour in Athens. Visit the Acropolis in Athens, the fascinating capital city of Turkey Istanbul, the trendy island of Mykonos, the thriving Turkish port of Kusadasi, the medieval old town of Rhodes, the port town of Agios Nikolaos and the cliff top town of Fira on Santorini. View the Parthenon, the white-washed houses and windmills on Mykonos and the Caldera on Santorini. See Hadrian’s Arch and the 1896 Olympic Stadium in Athens.

23 Apr 30 Apr - 11 Jun 18 Jun - 25 Jun 2 Jul - 27 Aug* 3 Sep 10 Sep - 22 Oct

*Package Twin Share 1465 1599 1699 1699 1699 1599

Port Taxes 285 285 285 285 285 285

*Total Package Twin Share 1750 1884 1984 1984 1984 1884

23 Apr 30 Apr - 11 Jun 18 Jun - 25 Jun 2 Jul - 27 Aug* 3 Sep 10 Sep - 22 Oct

1625 1775 1875 1875 1875 1775

285 285 285 285 285 285

1910 2060 2160 2160 2160 2060

280 320 320 320 320 320

23 Apr 30 Apr - 11 Jun 18 Jun - 25 Jun 2 Jul - 27 Aug* 3 Sep 10 Sep - 22 Oct

1825 2025 2125 2125 2125 2025

285 285 285 285 285 285

2110 2310 2410 2410 2410 2310

310 360 360 360 360 360

23 Apr 30 Apr - 11 Jun 18 Jun - 25 Jun 2 Jul - 27 Aug* 3 Sep 10 Sep - 22 Oct

1875 2099 2199 2199 2199 2099

285 285 285 285 285 285

2160 2384 2484 2484 2484 2384

300 330 330 330 330 330

Departures between

Symi

Number of overnight stays

Frequent traveller discount SAVE up to £93 p.p

Departures commence in Athens on Wednesdays and end in Athens on Saturdays.

Mykonos

Start

Code: ATOM/S/L/P

WAYS TO SAVE

TURKEY

Chios

GREECE

Includes: 10 nights’ accommodation (1 hotel of choice and 7 night cruise). 10 breakfasts (including 3 hot buffets and 7 cruise breakfasts). 7 cruise lunches. 7 cruise dinners. All transport shown (including 7 night cruise). Flights and transfers included. All our featured inclusions shown on page 5.

Day 7 | Ag. Nikolaos (Crete) | At Sea Wake up in the town of Agios Nikolaos on Crete. Enjoy a stroll around its picturesque lagoon or take an excursion to visit the Minoan Palace of Knossos. (BB L D) Day 8 | Rhodes | Symi | At Sea In the morning we find ourselves on Rhodes. Its town is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Palace of the Grand Masters, in the old walled city, will make you think you’ve stepped back in time, as will the Acropolis of Lindos. Then we set sail for Symi. The mansions of sponge fishing millionaires and shipping magnates climb the hillsides above the harbour at Symi. (BB L D) Day 9 | Chios | Mykonos | At Sea Sailing to the North of the Aegean sea we step on Chios. At the center of the island you’ll find the Nea Moni Monastery, founded by Byzantine Emperor Constantine Monomachos in the 11th century. Later in the afternoon, stroll through the picturesque alleys of Mykonos Town and later enjoy its exhilarating nightlife until we set sail for Athens. (BB L D) Day 10 | Disembark | Athens This morning, disembark from your cruise ship and transfer to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day as you please. (BB) Day 11 | Depart Athens Say goodbye to your travelling companions at the end of a memorable holiday. Transfer to the airport for your flight home. (BB) For more information on this cruise, it's inclusions and optional shore experiences please see www.trafalgar.com for details.

Private door to door UK transfers Trafalgar includes return scheduled flights and complimentary private UK door to door airport transfers. See page 7 for details.

Superior Standard Outside - Code ATOS

Premier Superior Outside - Code ATOL

Premium Superior Outside - Code ATOP

Single Supp

240 270 270 270 270 270

Moderate: Ref ATOM

Premier: Ref ATOL

includes Metropolitan in Athens & Cat. IC or IB Standard Inside 2-berth cabin.

includes Athenaeum Intercontinental in Athens & Cat. XD or XC Superior Outside 2-berth cabin.

Superior: Ref ATOS

Premium: Ref ATOP

includes Metropolitan in Athens & Cat. XB or XA Standard Outside 2-berth cabin.

includes Athenaeum Intercontinental in Athens & Cat XE or XF Superior Outside 2-berth cabin.

TRIP NOTES

Itinerary: Occasionally the itinerary may be altered due to sailing conditions on the Aegean Sea, ferry schedules, religious holidays or unforeseen circumstances. Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided experience in Europe. Port Taxes: The above Port Taxes include Tips and Fuel Surcharge and are accurate as of July 2013. For up-to-date pricing, please visit our website. Louis Cruise Ship: Operating this itinerary Louis Cristal or other ship from Louis fleet. Airport transfers: Complimentary transfers will be provided for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying in an Athens hotel booked by Trafalgar. Please note: Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 82-83. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 79. *Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Team for Land Only prices. Flights are subject to availability and price at time of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times extra nights may need to be purchased.

*Alternative July and August Itinerary Please note: For our July and August departures the cruise itinerary will include some different islands that will be visited. The itinerary will stay the same until Day 3. The itinerary will then operate as follows: Day 3 | Dept Athens and visit Mykonos Day 4 | Visit Kusadasi (Ephesus) and Samos Day 5 | Milos Day 6 | Lavrion (on board only) and Syros Day 7 | Cesme and Bodrum Day 8 | Kos Day 9 | Ios and Santorini Day 10 | Disembark Athens. Day 10 & 11 | as per main itinerary.

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Best of Greece Classical culture meets modern metropolis in this exploration of mainland Greece, where ancient cliff-top monasteries and Spartan history mingle with the temples of Olympic gods. It’s Insider moments like… the aniseed bite of a welcome ouzo shot, warming a trail to your stomach, at the olive groves and vineyard of the Karambelas family in Olympia. Touring the grounds, you see traditional olive harvesting techniques – and, during dinner, you discover the vibrant rich tastes that make these methods worthwhile, as their tangy oil and ripe olives complement other fresh local produce.  Accompanied by wines selected straight from the barrel, you finish in classical Greek style with music and dancing.

Acropolis, Greece

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Athens (2 Nights) Welcome to Athens! You are met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Relax or spend time exploring the wonders of this ancient city. In the evening, enjoy a Welcome Reception, including a light meal and welcome drink, with your travelling companions and your Travel Director. (WR) Hotel:  Divani Palace Acropolis/Metropolitan Day 2 | Athens Sightseeing and Free Time

Corinth Canal, Greece

It's iconic places City Tour in Athens, Corinth, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Olympia and Delphi. Visit the Acropolis, Acropolis Museum in Athens, the ancient ruins in Corinth, the Olympic Stadium in Olympia, the home of the Oracle at Delphi and the incredible rock monasteries in Meteora. View the Parthenon, the Agora, Royal Palace and Temple of Zeus in Athens, the Amphitheatre and Sanctuary of Aesculapius at Epidaurus and the battle site at Thermopylae. See the Corinth Canal, the Lion Gate and Agamemnon’s Palace at Mycenae.

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Athens, Greece

Classical Athens was a centre for the arts, learning and philosophy, and is widely seen as the cradle of Western Civilisation and the birthplace of democracy. One of the world’s oldest cities, discover the rich heritage of Athens during your morning sightseeing tour with your A Local Expert. Explore the Acropolis and view the Parthenon, dedicated to the goddess Athena and one of the world’s greatest cultural monuments. Marvel at the Agora, the Royal Palace and the Temple of Zeus. Enjoy an included visit to the spectacular Acropolis Museum containing remarkable antiquities. See Hadrian’s Arch, built to celebrate the arrival of the Roman Emperor Hadrian, and the stadium where the first modern Olympics took place in 1896. Spend the rest of the day as you wish. In the evening, perhaps choose to dine in the lively Plaka area of the city. (BB)

Greek Island Hopper Option

Meteora

Visits the islands of Mykonos and Santorini. Visit www.trafalgar.com for more details.

KALAMBAKA 1

Aegean Sea

GREECE Thermopylae

Best of Greece 8 days – 1 Country Regional

£1299

From:  Including flights and transfers (per person twin share) Includes: 7 nights’ accommodation (6 hotels). 7 buffet breakfasts. 5 dinners (including Welcome Reception, Be My Guest and 3 three course dinners). All transport shown. Flights and transfers included. All our featured inclusions shown on page 5.

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Day 3 | Athens | Corinth | Mycenae | Epidarus | Nafplion Cross the mighty Corinth Canal to the Peloponnesian Peninsula and visit the ancient city of Corinth with your A  Local Expert. In Mycenae − a mighty kingdom of ancient Greece and a military stronghold − see the Beehive Tombs, the Treasury of Atreus, the Lion Gate and the remains of Agamemnon’s Royal Palace with your A  Local Expert. Later visit the amphitheatre and view the Sanctuary of Aesculapius, the God of Medicine in Epidaurus with your A  Local Expert. The rod of Aesculapius, a snake-entwined staff, remains the symbol of medicine to this day. Arrive later in Nafplion where you will dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Amalia/Agamemmon/Ippoliti Day 4 | Nafplion | Olympia Enjoy a spectacular drive east across the Mountains of Arcadia to ancient Olympia. Connected to many gods and myths, Olympia is also the site of the first Olympic Games held in 776 BC. This evening enjoy a A  Be My Guest dinner of authentic local cuisine on an olive farm. (BB BG) Hotel: Amalia/Europa/Olympia Palace Day 5 | Olympia | Patras | Delphi Meet your A  Local Expert and spend the morning visiting the ancient Olympic stadium and the Temples of Zeus and Hera − the wife of Zeus and one of the most important deities in Greek mythology. Driving north to Patras, you cross the Gulf of Corinth to mainland Greece before continuing to Delphi. (BB) Hotel:  Delphi Palace/Nafsika Palace/Amalia Day 6 | Delphi | Thermopylae | Kalambaka Tour Delphi on the slopes of Mount Parnassos with your A  Local Expert and see the site of the most important oracle in the classical world. Walk the Sacred Way to the Temple of Apollo dating from the 4th century. It was here that every four years athletes competed in the Pythian Games, a precursor of the modern Olympics. A picturesque early afternoon drive brings you to Thermopylae, famous for the heroic defense by Leonidas and his brave Spartans against the invading Persians. After seeing the memorial, cross the fertile Thessaly region, the ‘bread basket of ancient Greece’ and travel over the Pourmaraki Pass towards Kalambaka. (BB D) Hotel: Amalia/Dellas Boutique

Code: AGBOA

Epidarus

Day 7 | Kalambaka | Meteora | Athens Drive to Meteora, one of the largest and most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece. Visit two of the six monasteries built on sandstone rocks above the town with your A  Local Expert. A scenic drive brings you back to Athens. Why not consider joining your travelling companions for a celebration dinner on your final night? (BB) Hotel: Divani Palace Acropolis/Metropolitan Day 8 | Depart Athens Say goodbye to your fellow travellers and Travel Director after an unforgettable journey or join one of the 3, 4 or 7 day Aegean Cruises at www.trafalgar.com. Airport transfers are available, conditions apply. (BB)

Greek Island Hopper Why not extend your holiday by joining the Greek Island Hopper and relaxing on the Greek Islands? On the final travel day of the AGBOA you will arrive at Athens port to continue your voyage and follow the Greek Island Hopper trip from Day 3. Visit www.trafalgar.com for more details. Prices from £2675 per person twin share

TRIP NOTES

*Package Price Per Person

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Ends Athens 28 Feb Fri 7 Mar Fri

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Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided experience in Europe.

n  Winter Departures (WGBO): Departures marked in the price panel are winter

Airport transfers: Complimentary transfers will be provided for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying in an Athens hotel booked by Trafalgar.

H  Festive Celebrations: Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations have been

Please note: Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 82-83. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 79. *Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Team for Land Only prices. Flights are subject to availability and price at time of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times extra nights may need to be purchased.

departures and need to be booked under the code WGBO. Please note, these departures are subject to change in price, discount and hotel. Prices will be confirmed in May 2014. arranged for these departures. Join us in Europe to celebrate the festive season!

Private door to door UK transfers Trafalgar includes return scheduled flights and complimentary private UK door to door airport transfers. See page 7 for details.

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Best of Morocco This grand circle of Morocco’s mountains and cities puts your senses into overdrive – embracing the buzz of mopeds, the scent of spice and the delicate tastes of roses and orange. It’s Insider moments like… marvelling at endless shades of red, from terracotta to fierce magenta, created in the tannery pits in Fez. Watching the stained workers hand-dying material, you witness time-honoured methods. Stepping through the unassuming door of a riad later that day, the lavish side of Morocco reveals itself. Joining its owner, you hear his home’s history, see the ornate decoration and join him to taste homemade dishes – often made with fragrant orange blossom, sweet honey and, of course, Morocco’s famous piquant spices.

Marrakesh

It's iconic places City tour of Fez, Marrakesh and Casablanca. Orientation of Rabat, Menkes, Erfoud and Ouarzazate. Visit Midelt, Tafilalt Oasis, Bahia Palace and Ait Ben Haddou. View the Ziz Valley and the Todra Gorge.

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Rabat

Best of Morocco 9 days – 1 Country Regional

£1599

From:  Including flights and transfers (per person twin share)

FEZ

Rabat

2

Includes: 8 nights’ accommodation (6 hotels). 8 hot buffet breakfasts. 2 lunches. 5 dinners (including Welcome Reception, Be My Guest,  2 three course dinners and Farewell Dinner). All transport shown. Flights and transfers included. All our featured inclusions shown on page 5.

Meknes

CASABLANCA 1

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BOOK & PAY EARLY Tinghir

MARRAKESH 2 Aït Ben Haddou

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Frequent traveller discount SAVE up to £64 p.p Other savings Young traveller discount £120

ALGERIA Number of overnight stays Sightseeing stops

It's travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Casablanca

Day 5 | Erfoud | Tinghir | Ouarzazate

Welcome to the Kingdom of Morocco! Tonight, meet with your travelling companions and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Sheraton Casablanca

Travel west to Tinghir, one of the most beautiful oases in southern Morocco. Continue through part of the Todra Gorge and cut through the mountains for one of the most dramatic views in the country! Follow the route of a thousand Kasbahs to Ouarzazate, the setting for a number of famous movies including Lawrence of Arabia, Cleopatra and Gladiator. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB L D) Hotel: Le Berbere Palace

Day 2 | Casablanca | Rabat | Meknes | Fez (2 Nights) Travel along the coast to Rabat, your Travel Director gives a fascinating account of Morocco’s history from the French invasion of 1912 until full independence was granted in 1956. Your orientation tour of the city includes the grand 17th century palace which is now a museum, and the 12th century mosque. In the imperial city of Meknes, see Bab el-Mansour, one of the most impressive monumental gateways in North Africa. Arrive later in Fez, the symbolic heart of Morocco and the country’s oldest imperial city. (BB) Hotel: Royal Mirage Day 3 | Fez Sightseeing Explore the médina, one of the largest thriving medieval centres in the world, during your morning sightseeing tour of Fez, former capital of Morocco. See the Royal Palace and visit the fascinating dye-pits and tanneries for a A  Unique Insight into this ancient practice. Spend the rest of the day seeing the sights of your choice. Shop for beautiful carpets and unique souvenirs in the bustling and fascinating bazaar. Join your companions this evening for a very special A  Be My Guest experience of Moroccan specialities in a traditional Riad located in the heart of the Medina. (BB BG) Day 4 | Fez | Erfoud Follow the old caravan trail south. Stop for lunch in Midelt, a market town set in the high plains between the Middle and High Atlas mountain ranges. Continue along the palm-fringed Ziz Valley, famous for date cultivation, to the Tafilalt oasis on the edge of the Sahara Desert. Your day ends in Erfoud, where beautiful views across the shimmering Sahara have made this a popular location with filmmakers. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB  L  D) Hotel:  Kasbah Chergui A Authentic Accommodation

Second trip discount SAVE up to £32 p.p Triple room discount £20 p.p

*Package Price Per Person

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Day 6 | Ouarzazate | Aït Ben Haddou | Marrakesh (2 Nights) See the sights during your orientation tour of Ouarzazate. Visit Aït Ben Haddou in the High Atlas Mountains. Continue through the Tizi-nTichka Pass to Marrakesh - the ‘Red City’. Like many other former imperial cities in Morocco, Marrakesh is comprised of an old fortified city - the médina - and an adjacent modern city. Marrakesh is home to Morocco’s largest traditional market (‘souk’) where you might like to do some last minute shopping. (BB) Hotel: Meridien N’Fis Day 7 | Marrakesh Sightseeing Visit the Bahia Palace during city orientation. See Djemaa el Fna Square in the old quarter, with its palm readers, acrobats, camels and snakecharmers. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore. Don’t miss the chance to take an optional experience to a Berber village. Tonight, you might like to experience an authentic Moroccan show. (BB)

Code: MORBA

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Ends Casablanca 19 Apr Sat 3 May Sat

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TRIP NOTES WiFi: See page 80 for details. Airport transfers: On arrival Casablanca Airport transfers will operate at 8am, 10am, 12pm and 2pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Casablanca Airport at 7am, 10am and 12pm. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 82–83. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 79. *Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Team for Land Only prices. Flights are subject to availability and price at time of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times extra nights may need to be purchased. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

Authentic Accommodation Kasbah Chergui, Erfoud, Morocco In a quiet desert near the dunes of Erfoud, grand Kasbah Hotel Chergui, where we often stay, is typically Moroccan. A Authentic Accommodation, its latticework, hammam and Bedouin tent dining mix with luxury touches like its pool.

Private door to door UK transfers Trafalgar includes return scheduled flights and complimentary private UK door to door airport transfers. See page 7 for details.

Day 8 | Marrakesh | Casablanca This morning, travel north to Casablanca. In Casablanca, see the sights during your sightseeing tour including the magnificent Hassan II Mosque built for the late king’s 60th birthday celebrations. Join your Travel Director and companions this evening for a Farewell Dinner to celebrate a memorable holiday. (BB FD) Hotel: Sheraton Casablanca Day 9 | Depart Casablanca Say goodbye to your new-found friends at the end of your fascinating Moroccan holiday. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

Atlas Mountains, Ouarzazate KEY: A Insider Experience   WR Welcome Reception   FB Full Breakfast  BB Buffet Breakfast   L Lunch   D Dinner   RM Regional Meal   FD Farewell Dinner  BG Be My Guest Dining   DW Dinner with Wine

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Best of Egypt A cruise from Luxor to Aswan and horse-drawn buggy at Edfu are just two of the ways your Egyptologist unveils the secrets of an ancient culture, in this in-depth passage into Egypt.

Pyramids, Giza

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

Day 6 | Disembark | Aswan | Cairo (3 Nights)

Welcome to Cairo! You are met at Cairo Airport and transferred to your hotel. Wander through ancient, bustling streets in the City of a Thousand Minarets or simply relax after your journey. Hotel: Fairmont Heliopolis

Disembark in Aswan to explore the High Dam. Visit the Temple of Isis on the Island of Philae. See the Unfinished Obelisk. Later consider an optional experience to the mighty Sun Temple of Abu Simbel − a once in a lifetime opportunity − where four giant stone statues of Ramses II guard the temple’s entrance. This afternoon fly back to Cairo from Aswan. (BB) Hotel: Ramses Hilton

Day 2 | Cairo | Luxor | Nile Cruise (4 Nights)

River Nile

Fly to Luxor and on arrival, visit the enormous temple complex at Karnak, featuring the Temple of Amun and the amazing Avenue of the Sphinx. Board your luxury cruise ship in time for lunch. Later visit the Grand Temple of Luxor before returning to your cruise ship for dinner. (BB L D) Hotel:  MS Miriam, MS Giselle, MS La Bohème or similar Day 3 | Nile Cruise: Luxor | Edfu Discover the Valley of the Kings in the Theban Hills west of the Nile, where tombs were built for the powerful nobles of the New Kingdom. Visit the Temple of Medinet Habou, the mortuary temple of Ramses III. Admire Queen Hatshepsut’s impressive temple at Deir el-Bahri. View the Colossi of Memnon, carved from quartzite sandstone. Later, sail to Edfu. (BB L D) Day 4 | Nile Cruise: Edfu | Kom-Ombo

Temple of Karnak, Luxor

It's iconic places City Tours in Luxor and Cairo. Visit the temples of Karnak, the Valley of the Kings, Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple and the Colossi of Memnon in Luxor, the Temples at Edfu and Kom-Ombo, the temple of Isis on the island of Philae and the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Cruise in a felucca across the Nile. View the High Dam and the Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan, the Citadel, Alabaster and Sultan Hassan Mosques in Cairo and the Great Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza. See the Ramses II statue and Alabaster Sphinx in Memphis, the Step Pyramid in Sakkara.

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Visit Egypt’s best-preserved cult temple at Edfu, dedicated to the falcon god Horus. Relax and admire the scenery as you sail upstream to Kom-Ombo − little has changed in a thousand years! This evening, dress up in traditional clothing and experience a fun filled Egyptian Dinner and Galabea Party. (BB L D) Day 5 | Nile Cruise: Kom-Ombo | Aswan Tour the Temple of Kom-Ombo, dedicated to the crocodile-headed god, Sobek. Later, in Aswan sail in a traditional felucca across the Nile to see the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener’s Island. A blood-red sunset is common in Aswan, all the more breathtaking with the silhouette of dozens of feluccas set against it. (BB L D)

Day 7 | Cairo Sightseeing Thousands of years of history are brought to life during your full day of sightseeing. See the ancient Citadel, built to protect the city from the Crusaders. Marvel at the Alabaster Mosque’s ornate interior and the Sultan Hassan Mosque, one of the masterpieces of Mamluk architecture. Visit the Hanging Church of St. Mary in Old Cairo and see Tutankhamun’s priceless treasures at the Egyptian Museum, discovered by Howard Carter in the Valley of the Kings in 1922. Spend the evening as you wish. (BB) Day 8 | Cairo | Pyramid Excursion See the limestone Colossus of Ramses II and the giant Alabaster Sphinx at Memphis. Admire the Step Pyramid at Sakkara, which heralded the beginning of the pyramid age. Marvel at the Great Pyramids of Giza, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. See the enigmatic Great Sphinx − the oldest monumental sculpture in the world. The evening is yours to do as you please. Perhaps complete your Cairo experience with a romantic dinner cruise on the Nile. (BB) Day 9 | Depart Cairo Today you leave this mysterious, ancient country. Say goodbye to your travelling companions and your Travel Director as you prepare for your trip home. Airport transfers are available. (BB) Note: Cruise itineraries on the Nile may vary occasionally according to seasonal circumstance. Visits to sights and highlights will not be affected..

ISRAEL 5

CAIRO

Giza Province

Jordan Experience 5 Day Optional Extension

JORDAN

3 1 Giza Sakkara Memphis

Best of Egypt 9 days – 1 Country Regional

£2085

From:  Including flights and transfers (per person twin share) Includes: 8 nights’ accommodation (2 hotels and cruise). 8 breakfasts (including 4 buffets and 4 cruise breakfasts). 4 cruise lunches. 4 cruise dinners. All transport shown (including 2 internal flights, 4 night cruise). Flights and transfers included. All our featured inclusions shown on page 5.

River Nile

WAYS TO SAVE Red Sea

Frequent traveller discount SAVE up to £88 p.p *Package Price Per Person

EGYPT

Valley of the Kings

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Philae

Aswan

Abu Simbel Optional Experience

A Fabulous Nile Cruise is Included The highlight of your holiday is the cruise along the legendary River Nile on board the most luxurious of ships, the MS Miriam, MS Giselle or MS La Bohème* 5-star features of the MS Miriam, MS Giselle or MS La Bohème are fully air-conditioned, luxury two-berth cabins with en-suite bathroom, full size bath, shower and toilet. There is a TV with video channels, music system, hair dryer, internal phone and mini-bar. On-board facilities include a plunge pool, fitness equipment, two bars, dancing and folklore entertainment, restaurant and two gift shops. *Note: At certain times, a similar cruise ship of the same category as MS Miriam, MS Giselle or MS La Bohème may be used.

Optional Jordan Experience with Dead Sea Extension On your last travel day of the Best of Egypt, why not extend your holiday by joining our Jordan Experience? Day 1  Arrive Amman Welcome to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, a country rich in ancient history and biblical sites of importance. You are met on arrival at Amman Airport and transferred to your hotel. (D) Hotel: Regency Palace

treasure of the ancient world. Spend the day in Petra and discover this wonder of the world for yourself! (BB D) Day 4  Petra | Amman

Visit the ruins at Jerash, a beautifully preserved and once prosperous Greco-Roman city. Return to Amman for a sightseeing tour of the Roman amphitheatre and Citadel Hill. Then travel to Petra, where you dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Petra Guest House

Follow the King’s Highway north to Shobak and visit the 12th century Crusader fortress. View the Promised Land from Mount Nebo. At Madaba, view the mosaic map of the Holy Land in St. George’s Church, dating from the 6th century. Don’t miss the opportunity to extend your stay with two exhilarating nights at the Dead Sea (JEXT). Alternatively, continue to Amman for your final night. (BB D) Hotel: Regency Palace

Day 3  Petra Sightseeing

Day 5  Depart Amman

Day 2  Amman | Jerash | Petra (2 Nights)

John William Burgon described Petra as “a rose-red city half as old as time”, a description as accurate as any for this

This morning bid farewell to this extraordinary land. Transfers to Amman airport are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

Please see the Trafalgar website for full departure details and pricing: Jordan Experience reference: JORD

Code: EGBO

Dead Sea Extension reference: JEXT

Optional Abu Simbel Experience A once in a lifetime experience! Enjoy this four-hour excursion including flights to Abu Simbel, site of the Temple of Ramses II with its four great statues of the pharaoh himself. Also see statues of his queen, Nefertari, on the facade of the Temple of Hathor.

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price, discount and hotel. Prices and discounts will be confirmed in May 2014.

H  Festive Celebrations: New Year’s Eve celebrations have been arranged for

these departures.

TRIP NOTES

Important Visa information: Visas will be required for this trip. Please check with your Travel Agent when making your reservation to assess your requirements. Flights: The above prices include internal airfares and are accurate as of July 2013. For up-to-date pricing, please visit our website. Airport transfers: Complimentary transfers will be provided for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying in a Cairo hotel booked by Trafalgar. Guaranteed Room Share: and triple rooms are not available on this trip. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 82–83. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 79. *Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Team for Land Only prices. Flights are subject to availability and price at time of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times extra nights may need to be purchased.

Additional Exciting Egyptian Itineraries Please visit www.trafalgar.com for two further fantastic itineraries to Egypt: Egyptian Voyager including a 3 night Nile Cruise Wonders of Ancient Egypt including a 7 night Nile Cruise

Private door to door UK transfers Trafalgar includes return scheduled flights and complimentary private UK door to door airport transfers. See page 7 for details.

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Real Britain Cityscapes and scenic lakes, this lively round-trip goes from London to Bristol, Chester, Edinburgh and York for a fast-paced taste of British culture and craftsmanship. It’s Insider moments like… stepping onto the drive of a classic country house, in the England you always imagined. It’s chatting with your hosts as they unveil the history and heritage of their family home, and invite you to discover their little corner of tradition. It’s inhaling the lush perfume of an English country garden, feeling the tickle of grass against your feet. And, of course, it’s sampling real home cooking with local produce, as you experience British hospitality first-hand with the owners of this ‘country pile’.

Lake District

Stonehenge, Salisbury

It's iconic places City tour in Edinburgh. Orientations of Bath, Chester, Grasmere and York. Visit the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge, the Roman Baths in Bath, Wedgewood Visitor Centre, Gretna Green, Edinburgh Castle, medieval Alnwick, and Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon. View Anne Hathaway’s thatched cottage, the home to Harry Potter & Hogwarts’ Alnwick Castle and York Minster.

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It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | London | Stonehenge | Bath | Bristol Visit the historic stone monoliths at Stonehenge where pagans once worshiped before stopping in the Georgian town of Bath. Visit the Roman baths from which the city derives its name. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Reception with a traditional pub meal. It’s the ideal opportunity to get to know your Travel Director and fellow travellers. (WR) Hotel: Radisson Blu Bristol Day 2 | Bristol | Wedgwood | Chester Visit the Wedgwood Visitor Centre for a A  Local Speciality demonstration and learn about the manufacture of porcelain in the region known as the potteries. See the medieval city walls at Chester and admire the Tudor architecture and the galleried shops known as the Rows. In your free time, explore the city and perhaps treat yourself to a traditional English Cream Tea, or join an optional experience through the spectacular Horseshoe Pass to visit the Welsh town of Llangollen, home to the famous music Eisteddfod. (FB) Hotel: Crowne Plaza Chester Day 3 | Chester | Grasmere | Gretna Green | Edinburgh (2 Nights) Admire the views throughout the scenic Lake District. These scenes provided William Wordsworth with the inspiration to write the poem ‘Daffodils’. Visit the town of Grasmere to see St. Oswald’s church where the poet is buried. Stop at Gretna Green across the Scottish border, a town popular with eloping couples. Here the marriage ceremony was traditionally performed across a blacksmith’s anvil. Then travel to the historic capital, Edinburgh, your home for the next two nights. (FB) Hotel: Apex European

Spend free time exploring on your own or join your Travel Director on an optional experience to the Royal Yacht Britannia. Tonight, why not attend a lively Scottish banquet with traditional haggis and bagpipes? (FB) Day 5 | Edinburgh | Alnwick | York Visit the medieval market town of Alnwick. View the castle, home to the Duke of Northumberland, and recently featured as Hogwarts in a number of Harry Potter films and also in the movie Robin Hood Prince of Thieves. Cross the River Tyne and continue to the Roman city of York. See York Minster and walk along the famous Shambles. Tonight enjoy a A  Be My Guest Farewell Dinner at a country home. Meet the family and learn the history of the house before enjoying a hearty home cooked meal. (FB  BG) Hotel: Hotel 53 Day 6 | York | Stratford-upon-Avon | London Visit Shakespeare’s birthplace and Visitor Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon and see Anne Hathaway’s thatched cottage. Later, arrive back into London where your memorable holiday comes to an end. (FB)

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to change in price, discount and hotel. Prices and discounts will be confirmed in May 2014.

H  Festive Celebrations: Christmas and New Year Celebrations have been arranged

for these departures. Join us in Europe to celebrate the Festive Season!

TRIP NOTES WiFi: See page 80 for details. Your London Hotel: Copthorne Tara For rates and full details please see page 79. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the Copthorne Tara providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. London Airport Shuttle: Service available to purchase, conditions apply. See page 80 for details.

Day 4 | Edinburgh Sightseeing and Free Time

All prices are per person on a twin share basis.

This morning, discover the elegance of the city with your A  Local Expert on your included city sightseeing tour. See the Royal Mile in the Old Town. View the Palace of Holyroodhouse and Arthur’s Seat. Your guided visit inside Edinburgh Castle is informative and engaging.

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 82–83. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 79. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

Alnwick Castle, Alnwick

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

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Best of Devon & Cornwall City to shore, the crafts and creativity of the west of England come in to focus as you journey through the ages, via Plymouth, Bideford and Bristol.  It’s Insider moments like… tracing the steps of Mr Darcy in the village where Pride and Prejudice was filmed, and seeing the spots that were captured in the Harry Potter movies – and imagining the magical tales spun about this place which has been barely touched by time. It’s taking in the dramatic Cornish coastline where smugglers used to thrive. And, after seeing local artists’ work on display at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen, it’s crossing rugged Dartmoor and hearing legends on your way to the burial site of King Arthur.

St. Ives, Cornwall

Dartmoor

It's iconic places Orientations of Plymouth, Bristol, and Bath. Visit the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge, Polperro, the ancient seaport of Bideford, the gorgeous artists’ colony of St. Ives, Glastonbury Abbey ruins, the Roman Baths in Bath, quaint Lacock village and royal Windsor. View Tintagel Castle in Cornwall, the Mayflower Steps in Plymouth, St. Michaels Mount, Cheddar Gorge and Windsor Castle.

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£825 (per person twin share)

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It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | London | Stonehenge | Bideford This morning, travel to rural Wiltshire and visit the mystical ancient monoliths at Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain before arriving at the historic seaport of Bideford. This evening, get to know your companions and Travel Director at Welcome Reception including a light evening meal with drinks. (WR) Hotel: Durrant House Day 2 | Bideford | Tintagel | Polperro | Plymouth (2 Nights) Drive along the north Cornish coast to enjoy views of the ruined Tintagel Castle which is steeped in mystery and legend and said to be the birthplace of King Arthur. Travel through Bodmin en route to Polperro, a picturesque old fishing village with its narrow streets and lanes and old cottages dotted around the small harbour. This afternoon enjoy a A  Be My Guest Cornish Cream Tea on a local farm with spectacular views over the nearby meadows. Arrive later in Plymouth where tonight you have free time to explore this maritime city. (FB  BG) Hotel: Jurys Inn Plymouth Day 3 | Cornish Excursion This morning, why not take an optional cruise around famous Plymouth harbour before setting off to explore Cornwall. The Cornish coast is famous for smugglers’ coves and quaint villages on the way to St. Ives, a popular resort with artists and tourists. Enjoy views of St. Michaels Mount near Penzance. Cross Bodmin Moor, dominated by dramatic granite tors on your way back to Plymouth. Tonight, why not join an optional experience dinner at a nearby traditional pub. (FB)

Day 4 | Plymouth | Glastonbury | Cheddar Gorge | Bristol (2 Nights) This morning gain an A  Unique Insight into contemporary and traditional handicrafts at The Devon Guild of Craftsmen in Bovey Tracey. Visit the ruins of Glastonbury Abbey and see the legendary burial site of King Arthur. Travel through the spectacular limestone landscape of Cheddar Gorge en route to Bristol. Your orientation includes views of the Clifton Suspension Bridge and Brunel’s SS Great Britain, the world’s first ocean-going, propeller driven, iron ship. (FB) Hotel: Radisson Blu Bristol

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TRIP NOTES WiFi: See page 80 for details. London Airport Shuttle: Service available to purchase, conditions apply. See page 80 for details. Your London Hotel: Hilton Kensington For rates and full details please see page 79. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the Hilton Kensington providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. All prices are per person on a twin share basis.

Day 5 | Bath Excursion

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early.

A short drive will bring you to the Georgian town of Bath. See the beautiful Pulteney Bridge spanning the River Avon and view the impressive Abbey, founded in 1499. Visit the Roman Baths, from which the city takes its name, and see the hot thermal pool of the ‘Great Bath’. Enjoy free time to explore the city at your own pace. Why not stroll around the impressive Royal Crescent, a masterpiece of Georgian architecture, or visit the Jane Austin museum. Later, arrive back in Bristol where you have free time to explore the historic city. This evening join your companions for a Farewell Dinner. (FB FD)

For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 82–83. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 79. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

Day 6 | Bristol | Lacock | Windsor | London Drive to the picturesque town of Lacock, with its honey coloured stone cottages and 15th century inns. The village has also been used as the movie location for Pride Prejudice and Harry Potter amongst others. Stop in Royal Windsor with time to explore the quaint town before returning to London where your memorable holiday ends. (FB)

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

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Scenic England Romans. Pagans. Twentieth Century pop icons. The cultural development of a nation is explored on this English experience, taking in London, Bath, Chester and Liverpool. It’s Insider moments like… the calls of Chester’s Town Crier echoing in the streets, as he shares the history of an age-old tradition. Showing you how to deliver a ‘proclamation’, he reconstructs the 15th century around you, with stories of a Crier’s life in historic Britain. Travelling back in time, stories of Tudors give way to those of foreign conquerors – revealing how the Romans changed Britain as you visit the ruins they left behind. You could even take a walk of the ancient city walls to see where history left its mark.

Tintagel

Shakespeare's Birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon

It's iconic places Orientations of Plymouth, Bath, Chester, Liverpool, York and Cambridge. Visit the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge, picturesque Polperro, the ancient seaport of Bideford, Glastonbury Abbey ruins, the Roman Baths in Bath, Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon and the market town of Skipton. View Tintagel Castle in Cornwall, Anne Hathaway’s thatched cottage, York Minster and Kings College Cambridge. See the Mayflower Steps where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail and the Yorkshire Dales scenery.

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Visit the ancient, mysterious Stonehenge, site of prehistoric pagan worship.  Enjoy a scenic drive through the English countryside en route to Plymouth where you enjoy a traditional Welcome Pub Reception where you enjoy a typical pub meal and drink with time to socialise with your fellow travellers and Travel Director. (WR) Hotel: Jurys Inn Plymouth

Stonehenge

Day 2 | Plymouth | Polperro | Tintagel | Bideford Enjoy an orientation of Plymouth to see the Hoe and Mayflower Steps where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail. Why not take an optional cruise around famous Plymouth harbour before arriving in Polperro, a picturesque fishing village with its old cottages and narrow streets. Enjoy views of the ruined Tintagel Castle which is steeped in mystery and legend and said to be the birthplace of King Arthur. This evening arrive in the ancient seaport of Bideford. Dine tonight at your hotel. (FB D) Hotel: Durrant House Day 3 | Bideford | Glastonbury | Bath | Stratford-upon-Avon Discover the ruins at Glastonbury on an included visit, once the grandest and richest Abbey in England and said to be the burial place of King Arthur. Visit the world famous Roman Baths, a magnificent temple built around Britain’s only hot springs. After a scenic drive through the Cotswold countryside, enjoy an included visit to Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Visitor Centre and see Anne Hathaway’s cottage. (FB) Hotel: The Falcon Hotel Day 4 | Stratford-upon-Avon | Chester | Liverpool See the ancient city walls, famous Tudor ‘Rows’ and fascinating Roman ruins in Chester on your

orientation walk of the town. Enjoy a A  Unique Insight into the life of the local Town Crier – an esteemed position which dates back to medieval times. Later arrive in the exciting and friendly city of Liverpool. (FB) Hotel: Jurys Inn Liverpool Day 5 | Liverpool | Yorkshire Dales | York | Brontë Country A scenic drive through Lancashire brings you to Skipton on the edge of the picturesque Yorkshire Dales.  Skipton is a quaint market town which straddles the Leeds – Liverpool Canal which was built to transport goods between these cities during the Industrial Revolution. For lunch enjoy a A  Be My Guest experience at a Country House in the Yorkshire countryside. Later arrive in York and see the famous Minster and walk along the ‘Shambles’. This evening you can relax at your splendid country hotel. (FB  BG) Hotel:  Marriott Hollins Hall A Authentic Accommodation Day 6 | Brontë Country | Cambridge | London See the magnificent architecture of King’s College Chapel in the prestigious university city of Cambridge. Enjoy free time for lunch and a walk to the River Cam to see the famous Cambridge ‘backs’. Arrive in London in the early evening at the end of your memorable holiday. (FB)

Young traveller discount £90

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All sightseeing and inclusions will remain as described.

TRIP NOTES WiFi: See page 80 for details. Your London Hotel: Hilton Kensington For rates and full details please see page 79. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the Hilton Kensington providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. London Airport Shuttle: Service available to purchase, conditions apply. See page 80 for details. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 82–83. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 79. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

Authentic Accommodation Marriott Hollins Hall, Shipley, England 200 acres hold the truly traditional Marriott Hollins Hall in Shipley, a typically English ‘country pile’ built in 1878. Although this A Authentic Accommodation, featured on some of our trips, didn’t have its pool back then.

Kings College, Cambridge KEY: A Insider Experience   WR Welcome Reception   FB Full Breakfast  BB Buffet Breakfast   L Lunch   D Dinner   RM Regional Meal   FD Farewell Dinner  BG Be My Guest Dining   DW Dinner with Wine

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Britain & Ireland Highlights Engineering, invention and Romantic Poets, the epic diversity squeezed into a remarkably tiny region is explored through the towns, cities and countryside of Britain and Ireland. It’s Insider moments like… learning how to pour the perfect Guinness in the famous Storehouse, the panoramic view of Dublin’s skyline as your backdrop. Watching the peaty blackness gather at the bottom of the glass, as those last few drops are added at the perfect moment. And maybe even seeing the artistry, as the traditional Shamrock design appears, symbol of the country in which you stand. And taking your first sip of Ireland’s iconic national drink, in the complex home of its birth.

Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Stratford-upon-Avon

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | London | Stratford-upon-Avon | York | Harrogate A scenic drive through beautiful countryside brings you to Stratford-upon-Avon. Visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Visitor Centre and see Anne Hathaway’s cottage. Later, in the Viking town of York, enjoy a walk along its historic streets. View the cobbled Shambles, the ancient city walls and the magnificent York Minster. This evening, get to know your companions and your Travel Director at a Welcome Pub Reception, which includes a typical British pub meal and drinks. (WR) Hotel: Holiday Inn

It's iconic places City tour in Edinburgh, Belfast and Dublin. Orientations of York, Glasgow, Cardiff and Bath. Visit Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, Edinburgh Castle, the town of Gretna Green, the Falkirk Wheel, the Irish National Stud farm and Japanese Garden, the Waterford Crystal showroom, the Roman Baths in Bath and the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge. View York Minster, Glasgow Cathedral and George Square, Kilkenny Castle and gardens. See the Millenium Stadium in Cardiff.

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Day 2 | Harrogate | Lake District | Glasgow (2 Nights)

George Square, Glasgow

From quaint villages around the Yorkshire Dales National Park to the scenic glory of the Lake District, your journey north is impressive. Travelling along the shores of England’s largest

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lake, Windermere, and through countryside that inspired the Romantic poets, you reach Grasmere. View the grave of William Wordsworth, buried at St. Oswald’s Church. We cross the Scottish border and visit Gretna Green, where eloping couples would make their vows over the anvil. This afternoon, your orientation tour of Glasgow includes views of the Cathedral, the magnificent George Square and the River Clyde, former heart of the shipbuilding industry. (FB) Hotel: Radisson Blu/Marks Hotel/Crutherland House Day 3 | Edinburgh Excursion Today, visit Edinburgh. Your A  Local Expert takes you on a sightseeing tour of this wonderful city, including a visit to Edinburgh Castle, perched high above the city. See the Royal Mile, the elegant Palace of Holyroodhouse in the shadow of Arthur’s Seat and the new Scottish Parliament building. Admire the elegant Georgian architecture in the New Town. En route back to Glasgow this afternoon, visit the Falkirk Wheel Visitor Centre to see this modern technological marvel in action. This evening you will enjoy a delicious meal at a local restaurant in Glasgow. (FB RM) Day 4 | Glasgow | Belfast | Dublin (2 Nights) Follow the rugged Ayrshire coast past the island of Ailsa Craig, the stepping stone from Ireland to Scotland, to board the ferry to Northern Ireland. View City Hall, Queen’s University and the dock where the Titanic was built with your A  Local Expert. Cross the border into the Irish Republic and later arrive in the thriving city of Dublin. (FB) Hotel: Mespil Day 5 | Dublin Sightseeing and Free Time See Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Phoenix Park and the stately Georgian Squares with your A  Local Expert. Enjoy a A  Unique Insight during your included visit to the Guinness Brewery for a Storehouse tour and pint-pulling demonstration. Spend the rest of the day as you please, why not explore Temple Bar or Grafton Street, famous for its street performers. This evening consider joining an optional experience to an Irish cabaret. (FB)

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Day 6 | Dublin | Kildare | Kilkenny | Waterford This morning gain an A  Unique Insight into rearing world-class thoroughbreds when visiting the Irish National Stud Farm established in 1946. After a guided walk through the farm, take some time to stroll through the tranquil Japanese Gardens, regarded as the best in Europe. In Kilkenny, see the imposing medieval castle and enjoy free time for lunch. This afternoon enjoy a A  Local Speciality when you visit the House of Waterford Crystal. Watch the master craftsmen at work during your tour of the workshop, and see the exquisite completed pieces in the showroom. (FB) Hotel: Waterford Marina Day 7 | Waterford | Cardiff Cross the Irish Sea to Wales, and continue your journey to Cardiff Bay to view the Millennium Centre and the National Assembly. View the historic Cardiff Castle and see the Millennium Stadium before arriving at your hotel. Tonight, join your Travel Director and travel companions for a memorable A Be My Guest Farewell Dinner. (FD BG) Hotel: Park Inn City Centre Day 8 | Cardiff | Bath | Stonehenge | London Cross the Severn Estuary into England and the glorious city of Bath. See splendid Georgian architecture during your orientation. Enjoy an included visit to the Roman Baths from which the city derives its name. In Wiltshire, visit the mysterious monolithic stone circle at Stonehenge. Later, return to London where your holiday in Britain and Ireland comes to an end. (FB)

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TRIP NOTES WiFi: See page 80 for details. Your London Hotel: Park Plaza Riverbank For rates and full details please see page 79. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the Park Plaza Riverbank providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. London Airport Shuttle: Service available to purchase, conditions apply. See page 80 for details. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 82–83. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 79.

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Amazing Britain Sprawling cities and beautiful scenery – these are countries of contrasts. Lochs, lakes and bustling streets come under the spotlight in this comprehensive look at England and Scotland. It’s Insider moments like… the whistle and roar of the industrial revolution, evoked by the steam and clank of Quarry Bank cotton mill. The rush of Europe’s most powerful waterwheel the soundtrack, as your National Trust guide explains how channelling the power of the Bollin River changed the face and fortune of Britain. Water is a prominent feature of this land – you’ll see the River Avon in Shakespeare country, the spectacular Forth Bridge, the bonny banks of Loch Lomond, and Lake Windermere – the largest natural lake in England.

Jedburgh Abbey, Jedburgh

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | London | Stratford-upon-Avon | York This morning, travel to Stratford-upon-Avon to view Anne Hathaway’s thatched cottage and visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Visitor Centre. In your free time explore the charming cobbled streets of the town or walk along the banks of the River Avon. In York, view the ancient city walls, picturesque Shambles, and the magnificent Minster during your orientation walk through the Roman town. This evening, get to know your companions and Travel Director at a Welcome Pub Reception, which includes a typical British pub meal and drink. (WR) Hotel: Hotel 53

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It's iconic places City tour in Edinburgh. Orientations of York, Glasgow, Grasmere and Bath. Visit Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, Edinburgh Castle, Whisky Distillery, Quarry Bank Mill, the Roman Baths in Bath and the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge. View Anne Hathaway’s thatched cottage, York Minster and Hadrians’ Wall. See the 18th hole on the Old Course at St Andrews, Blair Castle, the Lake District’s and Cardiff Castle.

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Day 2 | York | Durham | Edinburgh (2 Nights) Lake District

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11th century Norman cathedral, the castle overlooking Palace Green, and a host of other fine period buildings. Photograph Hadrian’s Wall before a scenic drive through Northumberland National Park. Admire spectacular views of the Cheviot Hills as you cross the Scottish border. Stop to admire the ruins of Jedburgh Abbey before arriving in Edinburgh, Scotland’s bustling capital. (FB) Hotel: Jurys Inn

Ben Nevis. Drive to Glencoe, the site of a bloody and cruel massacre in 1692. Travelling south through picturesque landscapes to Scotland’s prettiest loch, Loch Lomond.   Later you arrive in Glasgow where your orientation includes George Square and St. Mungo’s Cathedral. (FB) Hotel: Radisson Blu/Marks Hotel

Day 3 | Edinburgh Sightseeing and Free Time

Return to England and visit the Lake District where the great poet William Wordsworth once lived. Visit Grasmere where he wrote his most famous poem ‘Daffodils’ and see his final resting place in the churchyard of St. Oswald’s Church. View Lake Windermere, the largest natural lake in England. This afternoon gain a A  Unique Insight into the life of communities during the Industrial Revolution.  Manchester and the surrounding region was heavily involved in the textile industry and a visit to Quarry Bank Mill, a National Trust property, shows how the local towns were established during this important period in British history. (FB) Hotel:  Park Inn Manchester Victoria

Set in rugged landscape and containing a vast array of medieval and Georgian architecture, Edinburgh is a fascinating city. This morning your A  Local Expert takes you on a sightseeing tour which includes the Royal Mile, views of the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Arthur’s Seat, Princes Street, the Scottish Parliament plus an included visit to Edinburgh Castle. This afternoon enjoy free time to explore the city at your own pace or join your Travel Director on an optional experience to Rosslyn Chapel, famous for its association with the Knights Templar. During the Edinburgh Festival, your visit includes tickets to the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo on the castle grounds. (FB) Day 4 | Edinburgh | St. Andrews | Pitlochry | Scottish Highlands Cross the spectacular Forth Bridge to the ancient Kingdom of Fife and onto the famous golf course at St. Andrews. Stop to take photographs at the 18th hole! Drive over the River Tay into the Scottish Highlands.  Enjoy an included A  Local Speciality at a whisky distillery to sample a ‘wee dram’.  Arrive at Pitlochry, a charming village on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park. A picturesque drive brings you to your hotel. Dine tonight in your hotel. (FB D) Hotel: Macdonalds Four Seasons Day 5 | Scottish Highlands | Spean Bridge | Glencoe | Loch Lomond | Glasgow View the Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge and see views of Britain’s highest mountain –

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Day 6 | Glasgow | Grasmere | Quarry Bank Mill | Manchester

Day 7 | Manchester | Cardiff | Bristol This morning travel south and see the Malvern Hills as you enter Wales. Enjoy a A Be My Guest Farewell Lunch on a working farm where you can explore the gardens, see the animals and enjoy traditional Welsh hospitality. Later, drive through the capital city, Cardiff. See the castle and the Millennium stadium before crossing the Severn Estuary and arriving in Bristol. (FB  BG) Hotel: Mercure Holland House

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TRIP NOTES WiFi: See page 80 for details. Your London Hotel: Hilton Kensington For rates and full details please see page 79. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the Hilton Kensington providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. London Airport Shuttle: Service available to purchase, conditions apply. See page 80 for details. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 82–83. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 79. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

Day 8 | Bristol | Bath | Stonehenge | London Visit the ancient city of Bath. See the splendid Georgian architecture and enjoy an included visit to the Roman Baths. Visit the mysterious prehistoric monoliths at Stonehenge. A scenic drive through Wiltshire and Hampshire brings you back to London where your amazing holiday ends. (FB) KEY: A Insider Experience   WR Welcome Reception   FB Full Breakfast  BB Buffet Breakfast   L Lunch   D Dinner   RM Regional Meal   FD Farewell Dinner  BG Be My Guest Dining   DW Dinner with Wine

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Best of Britain This British experience unveils the pomp, ceremony and unique soundtracks of England, Wales and Scotland through its cultural traditions and tastes. It’s Insider moments like… travelling down Penny Lane to the sound of the song as Phil, bonafide friend of The Beatles, shares stories of the band in his Liverpudlian lilt. It’s experiencing the silence of Tintern Abbey and the Isle of Skye. And it’s hearing the West Country voices of the Dyer family, who welcome you to Blackmore Farm – Ann treats you to a feast in the Great Hall of the 15th century manor house, with local cider and often the dairy farm’s own scrumptious ice cream.

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It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | London | Stonehenge | Bath | Exeter (2 Nights)

It's iconic places City tour in Liverpool and Edinburgh. Orientations of Bath, Plymouth, Cardiff, Chester, Glasgow and York. Visit the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge, picturesque Polperro, Glastonbury Abbey, the Roman Baths in Bath, the town of Ludlow, the Clan Donald Centre, medieval Alnwick, and Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon. View Tintern Abbey in the Wye Valley, Anne Hathaway’s thatched cottage, Alnwick Castle the home to Harry Potter & Hogwarts and York Minster. See Dartmoor, the Lake District, Ben Nevis and Glencoe in the Scottish Highlands, the Isle of Skye and the 18th hole at St Andrews.

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This morning, travel to rural Wiltshire and visit the mystical ancient monoliths at Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain. On arrival in Bath see the impressive Abbey and visit the Roman Baths from which the town derives its name. Later, we arrive into the historic cathedral city of Exeter. This evening, get to know your companions and Travel Director for a Welcome Drink in a local pub followed by dinner in your hotel. (WR) Hotel: Mercure Exeter Southgate Day 2 | Plymouth | Polperro | Dartmoor Excursion Your orientation of Plymouth includes the Mayflower steps, where the pilgrim fathers set sail for the New World. See the Royal Citadel overlooking Plymouth Sound. Consider taking an optional cruise around the famous harbour. Visit Polperro, a quaint fishing village nested around a picturesque harbour.  Later, cross rugged

Dartmoor, famous for its dramatic and breathtaking scenery. Later enjoy a A  Unique Insight into local crafts at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen, before arriving at your hotel. (FB) Day 3 | Exeter | Glastonbury | Cardiff Enjoy a picturesque drive through the South West countryside to Glastonbury. Visit the ruined Abbey, said to be the burial place of King Arthur. Later enjoy a special A  Be My Guest lunch in a 15th century Manor House on a working dairy farm in Somerset. Cardiff, the capital of Wales, is your final destination.  View the impressive castle and the Millennium stadium during your orientation, before checking in at your hotel. (FB BG) Hotel: Park Inn City Centre Day 4 | Cardiff | Tintern | Ludlow | Chester | Liverpool Marvel at the magnificent scenery as you drive along the beautiful Wye Valley. View the ruins of Tintern Abbey, which inspired the romantic

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poets. Cross the beautiful Welsh Marches at Hereford to visit the Tudor market town of Ludlow in Shropshire. Your Travel Director takes you on a walking orientation tour of Chester, which includes views of the medieval walls, the Cathedral and the famous Tudor Rows. Liverpool is the home of the Merseybeat! This evening, hear tales of the ‘Fab Four’ as you drive through Liverpool with your A Local Expert on an included Beatles tour. (FB) Hotel: Jurys Inn Liverpool Day 5 | Liverpool | Lake District | Glasgow Travel north through characteristically glorious scenery from Lancashire to the Lake District. Travelling along the shores of England’s largest lake, Windermere, and through countryside that inspired the Romantic poets, you reach Grasmere. View the grave of William Wordsworth, buried at St. Oswald’s Church. We cross the Scottish border and visit Gretna Green, where eloping couples would say their vows over the anvil. This afternoon, your orientation tour of Glasgow includes views of the Cathedral, magnificent George Square and the River Clyde, former heart of the shipbuilding industry. Celebrate your first night in Scotland with a Regional Meal in a local restaurant. (FB RM) Hotel: Jurys Inn Glasgow Day 6 | Glasgow | Glencoe | Scottish Highlands (2 Nights) Journey along the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, immortalised in the well-known Scottish song, towards the site of the 1692 massacre, Glencoe − ‘Glen of the Weeping’. At the Commando Memorial near Fort William, see breath-taking views of Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Dine tonight at your hotel in the Scottish Highlands. (FB D) Hotel: Macdonalds Four Seasons Day 7 | Isle of Skye and Scenic Highland Excursion Travel through Inverness, known as the capital of The Highlands and along the banks of the famous Loch Ness. View Eilean Donan Castle before crossing the bridge to the Isle of Skye. Visit the Clan Donald Centre and the Museum of the Isles, where you can trace your genealogy or explore the wonderful gardens.

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Later take the ferry to Mallaig and continue your journey through the lochs and glens of the Scottish Highlands to your hotel. (FB D) Day 8 | Scottish Highlands | Pitlochry | St. Andrews | Edinburgh (2 Nights) Heading south, stop in the picturesque village of Pitlochry before heading to the historic town of St. Andrews, the home of golf. Take a photograph on the 18th hole of the Old Course, where the game was first played 600 years ago! Cross the Firth of Forth to the Scottish capital, Edinburgh, your home for the next two nights. During the Edinburgh Festival, tickets to the Edinburgh Tattoo in the castle grounds are included. (FB) Hotel: Apex European/Marriott Day 9 | Edinburgh Sightseeing and Free Time This morning, your A  Local Expert takes you on a sightseeing tour of this wonderful city, including a visit to Edinburgh Castle, perched high above the city. See the Royal Mile, the elegant Palace of Holyroodhouse in the shadow of Arthur’s Seat and the new Scottish Parliament building. Admire the elegant Georgian architecture in the New Town. Tonight, why not enjoy an optional night out including traditional song, dance and Scottish fare? (FB) Day 10 | Edinburgh | Alnwick | York Visit the medieval market town of Alnwick. See the impressive castle, home to the Duke of Northumberland, and the Tenantry Column, topped by the Percy Lion. Marvel at the magnificent scenery as you cross Northumberland. Cross the River Tyne at Newcastle en route to York where your walking orientation includes the medieval walls, the Shambles and the awe-inspiring Minster. This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your fellow travellers. (FB FD) Hotel: Hotel 53

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TRIP NOTES WiFi: See page 80 for details. Your London Hotel: Park Plaza Riverbank For rates and full details please see page 79. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the Park Plaza Riverbank providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. London Airport Shuttle: Service available to purchase, conditions apply. See page 80 for details. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 82–83. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 79. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

Day 11 | York | Stratford-upon-Avon | London View Anne Hathaway’s thatched cottage and visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Visitor Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon, where the bard was born and raised. Explore the cobbled streets or walk along the banks of the River Avon.  Later, travel back to London where your amazing holiday comes to an end. (FB)

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Irish Highlights The fast-track to Ireland – this seven-day encounter with the southern side takes you from Dublin and back, stopping at Waterford, Limerick and the scenic Ring of Kerry along the way. It’s Insider moments like… smelling the sweet aroma of Catherine Fulvio’s slow-baked apple and carrot cake as you join this world-renowned chef for dinner at her 350 acre farm near Dublin. The encounter takes you beyond her usual cookery school, into the heart of her home – to hear Catherine talk about her Glenealy house and sit down to enjoy treasured family dishes, like her mother’s brown soda bread. And you’ll go beyond the showroom at Waterford Crystal, into the workshop where the master craftsmen work on exquisite pieces of art.

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Day 1 | Dublin Sightseeing Spend the morning relaxing or exploring this vibrant, friendly city. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers this afternoon and see Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Phoenix Park and the stately Georgian Squares with your A  Local Expert. This evening, board your canal boat for a leisurely cruise along Dublin’s 200 year old Grand Canal; get to know your companions and Travel Director at an on-board Welcome Reception which includes a light evening meal and drinks. (WR) Hotel: Camden Court Day 2 | Dublin | Co. Wicklow | New Ross | Waterford Travel through the lush countryside of County Wicklow – known as the Garden of Ireland. Then on through County Wexford before arriving in the town of New Ross. See the monument to John F. Kennedy who visited his ancestral family hometown in 1963. Visit the three-masted barque Dunbrody, and gain a A  Unique Insight into the tragic plight of Irish emigration during the 1800’s. This afternoon, visit the House of Waterford Crystal for a A  Local Speciality demonstration. Watch the master craftsmen at work during your tour of the workshop, and see the exquisite completed pieces in the showroom. Dine tonight at your hotel. (FB D) Hotel: Fitzwilton Day 3 | Waterford | Youghal | Blarney | Killarney (2 Nights) This morning, visit the historic seaport town of Youghal, once home to Sir Walter Raleigh. Visit Blarney Castle, kiss the Blarney Stone and acquire the ‘gift of the gab’ then travel through the colourful market town of Macroom and see the impressive Castle Arch, once the gateway to Macroom Castle it is now almost all that remains. Cross the Kerry Mountains to Killarney, your home for the next two nights. (FB) Hotel: International Hotel Killarney

varied places in the whole of Ireland and is truly a photographers delight. We will also see Daniel O’Connell’s Cahirciveen, the fishing village of Waterville, the Black Valley and Moll’s Gap. Here mountains, valleys, lakes and sea blend into a landscape that is often breathtaking beyond words. (FB) Day 5 | Killarney | Cliffs of Moher | Bunratty | Limerick Take the ferry across the Shannon estuary to scenic County Clare. A picturesque coastal drive through the beautiful villages of Kilrush and Lahinch brings you to the Cliffs of Moher. See the history of the cliffs brought to life with a visit to the ‘Atlantic Edge’ exhibition.  Visit Bunratty Castle and explore the Folk Park, a living museum dedicated to life in Ireland during the 18th and 19th centuries. In Limerick, view King John’s Castle, St. Mary’s Cathedral and the Treaty Stone during your orientation. (FB) Hotel: Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa

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H  Festive Celebrations: Christmas and New Year Celebrations have been arranged

This morning, head north to Galway.  View the cathedral and enjoy some free time in the city before continuing to Dublin. Join your companions and Travel Director this evening for a A  Be My Guest Farewell Dinner. (FB  BG) Hotel: Camden Court

WiFi: See page 80 for details.

Day 7 | Depart Dublin Say goodbye after your unforgettable journey through the friendly Emerald Isle! Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (FB)

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for these departures. Join us in Europe to celebrate the Festive Season!

TRIP NOTES Airport transfers: Transfers on arrival from Dublin Airport will operate at 08.30am, 11am and 1pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Dublin Airport at 7.30am, 9.30am and 11.30am. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 82–83. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 79. *Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Team for Land Only prices. Flight is subject to availability and price at time of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times extra nights may need to be purchased. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

Day 4 | Ring of Kerry Excursion Today we experience Ireland’s most scenic coastal drive around the Iveragh Peninsula, better known as the ‘Ring of Kerry’. It is undoubtedly one of the most magical and

Trafalgar includes return scheduled flights and complimentary private UK door to door airport transfers. See page 7 for details.

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Italian Holiday Roman monuments, Venetian canals and Florentine artistry complement the tranquil beauty of Lake Garda, your base for one night of this perfect introduction to Italy. It’s Insider moments like… bypassing the main queues and stepping straight from the sun-drenched streets of Rome into the cool calm of the holiest place in the eternal city. Discovering why no photo can ever capture the beauty of the Sistine Chapel, as you stand before Michelangelo’s greatest work. And listening to our expert recount secrets of the Vatican’s past and present, unfolding the story of this incomparable Renaissance masterpiece, and the biblical lessons it depicts.

St. Peter's Basilica, Rome

It's iconic places City Tours in Rome and Florence. Orientation of Venice. Visit St Peter’s Basilica, the amazing Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and the Roman Colosseum. Cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square in Venice. View the Roman Forum, the Byzantine St Mark’s Basilica, Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo in Florence.

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It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Rome (2 Nights) Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City! Relax after your journey or take a leisurely stroll through ancient streets. This evening, join your Travel Director and travelling companions for a Welcome Reception and evening orientation drive to see St. Peter’s Basilica. This is the perfect introduction to the sights which await you! (WR) Hotel: Cardinal St Peter Day 2 | Rome Sightseeing and Free Time Visit St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City and view Michelangelos Pietà. View the Forum during your sightseeing tour with a A  Local Expert. Visit the mighty Colosseum, site of public events, and see the Circus Maximus. Spend the rest of the day seeing the sights of your choice. Shop for souvenirs or relax and watch the world go by. (BB) Day 3 | Rome | Venice Your included sightseeing tour with a A  Local Expert begins at the Vatican Museums. Experience a A  Unique Insight in the Vatican when you ascend the smooth and step-less spiral staircase designed by famous architect Donato Bramante. Admire Michelangelo’s magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. Follow the valley of the River Tiber north into Umbria and pass the impressive hilltop towns of Orte and Orvieto. Through Tuscan landscapes and terraced olive groves, over the Apennine hills, past Bologna and finally across the Veneto plains before arriving at your hotel in Venice. Enjoy dining at your hotel this evening. (BB DW) Hotel: NH Laguna Palace Day 4 | Venice Sightseeing | Lake Garda Savour the sights and sounds of this floating Byzantine city on your included canal cruise

by private launch to St. Mark’s Square. View the Bridge of Sighs and the ornate Doge’s Palace. Visit a A Local Speciality glass-blowing workshop, with free time afterwards to explore on your own. Later, travel to the Italian Lake District. (BB) Hotel: Poiano Day 5 | Lake Garda | Florence Enjoy stunning views of Lake Garda this morning. Perhaps take the opportunity to join a boat ride across its waters before continuing your journey to Florence. This evening, enjoy a memorable A Be My Guest dining experience in a Tuscan villa situated on an organic olive-oil estate overlooking Florence and the Tuscan hills. (BB BG) Hotel: Grand Hotel Mediterraneo Day 6 | Florence | Rome In Florence, the city’s rich medieval and Renaissance history is brought to life by your A  Local Expert. See Piazza della Signoria, with its impressive sculptures and imposing palazzi. View the multi-coloured marble Duomo and the famous Baptistery with its bronze doors. View the Ponte Vecchio, a spectacular feat of engineering dating from the Middle Ages. Travelling south, the Tuscan landscape − characterised by rolling hills and picturesque olive groves − is breath-taking. Through Umbria’s shady valleys, with olive and cypress trees, you reach the valley of the Tiber River, which leads you back to Rome. Spend leisure time relaxing or exploring. In Rome tonight, celebrate the end of your holiday with your companions at a Farewell Dinner. (BB FD) Hotel: Executive Style Day 7 | Depart Rome After breakfast say ‘arrivederci’ to Rome and your travelling companions as you return home with wonderful memories of Italy. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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TRIP NOTES Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided experience in Europe. WiFi: See page 80 for details. Airport Transfers: On arrival to Rome Fiumicino Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7am and 9.30am. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 82–83. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 79. *Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Team for Land Only prices. Flights are subject to availability and price at time of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times extra nights may need to be purchased. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

Don’t want everything included? Check out our similar Italian Dream holiday. Our CostSaver trips have fewer inclusions so you save money – giving you extra free time to explore independently. Visit www.trafalgar.com/CostSaver

Private door to door UK transfers Trafalgar includes return scheduled flights and complimentary private UK door to door airport transfers. See page 7 for details.

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

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Northern Italy Including Cinque Terre Fashion capital Milan gives way to the jagged, sun-drenched coastline of the villages of Cinque Terre, as refined elegance and untamed beauty unite in the contrasts of Northern Italy. It’s Insider moments like… the calming splash of fountains as you wander through the Villa Taranto gardens, the classic lines of northern elegance receding as you travel onwards to the Ligurian coast.  It’s feeling the sunshine and salt spray on your skin and the rich perfume of baking focaccia in the air as you discover the traditions of the fishing villages of Cinque Terre.  And marvelling at the rainbow of pastel-coloured houses nestling against rugged cliffs, as you learn about the epic flood of 2011 that threatened their future.

Cinque Terre

Milan

It's iconic places City Tours in Milan, Genoa, Parma and the Cinque Terre. Orientations in Stresa on Lake Maggiore, Santa Margherita and La Spezia. Visit the botanical gardens at Villa Taranto and the beautifully decorated monastic complex of Certosa di Pavia. View the Gothic Cathedral and La Scala Opera House in Milan, the Renaissance Palaces in Genoa and the colourful coastal towns in the Cinque Terre.

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It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Milan (2 Nights) Welcome to Milan, Italy’s commercial and financial hub. Relax after check–in and later meet your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and evening orientation drive. (WR) Hotel: NH Touring Day 2 | Milan Sightseeing and Free Time Your A  Local Expert takes you on a walking tour of Milan. View the sights of the city including the Gothic Cathedral, the glass–domed Galleria and La Scala Opera House. Enjoy free time this afternoon to visit a museum or perhaps consider an optional experience to Sforza Castle. (BB) Day 3 | Milan | Baveno (2 Nights) Drive north–west to the Italian Lake District. Found on the southern side of the Alps, Lake Maggiore is one of the most famous sights in Lombardy and is known for its beautiful waters and picturesque views. Enjoy an A  Unique Insight into the flora of the local area when you visit the beautiful botanical gardens of Villa Taranto. See azalea, maple, rhododendron and camellia avenues, rare lilies and gardens containing over 300 varieties of dahlias. You will have free time here for lunch. Later, stop to view the sights of Stresa on the shores of the lake before checking in to your hotel for a two night stay. This evening, take a private boat to an island on Lake Maggiore for a special A  Be My Guest dining experience. (BB  BG) Hotel: Simplon Day 4 | Baveno Free Day A full day to relax and enjoy your Italian lakeside experience. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings of your hotel or consider taking an excursion to one of the Borromean Islands – Isola Bella, which includes a visit inside the Borromeo Palace. This evening dine at your hotel. (BB DW) Day 5 | Baveno | Genoa | Santa Margherita (2 Nights) Stop in Genoa, birthplace of Columbus, for an included guided walking tour with a A  Local Expert. View some of the majestic Renaissance and Baroque palaces of the noble families of

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Genoa and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Via Garibaldi. Arrive in Santa Margherita, check in to your hotel and enjoy free time to explore. (BB DW) Hotel: Park Hotel Suisse Day 6 | Santa Margherita | Full Day Cinque Terre Excursion Enjoy an included full day excursion to see the Cinque Terre – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This magnificent coastline can only be reached by boat or train from La Spezia. Visit two of the five picturesque fishing villages with your A Local Expert. (BB) Day 7 | Santa Margherita | Langhirano | Soragna | Parma Enjoy a relaxing start to the day as you drive towards Parma stopping in a small town called Langhirano. Here you will visit the Museum of Prosciutto di Parma and hear about this gastronomic delicacy which is famous the world over. Stop to take a picture of the castle at Torrechiara. Arrive in the small town of Soragna for a A  Local Speciality visit to the Museo del Parmigiano–Reggiano to discover the history and process involved in the manufacture of this popular cheese. This evening consider taking an optional experience for a gourmet dinner. (BB) Hotel: Parma e Congressi

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TRIP NOTES WiFi: See page 80 for details. Airport transfers: On arrival at Milan Malpensa Airport transfers will operate at 9am and 12.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Milan Malpensa Airport at 7.30am and 10.30am. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 82–83. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 79. *Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Team for Land Only prices. Flights are subject to availability and price at time of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times extra nights may need to be purchased.

Private door to door UK transfers Trafalgar includes return scheduled flights and complimentary private UK door to door airport transfers. See page 7 for details.

Day 8 | Parma | Pavia | Milan This morning enjoy a guided tour of Parma with your A  Local Expert. This gastronomic city in the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna is famous for its architecture, prosciutto and cheese. It is also home to one of the oldest universities in the world. Later this afternoon you will stop at the famous Certosa di Pavia to admire the gothic and renaissance architecture of this monastic complex. Tonight enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your companions and Travel Director. (BB  FD) Hotel: Novotel Milano Ca Granda Day 9 | Depart Milan This morning say ‘arrivederci’ to Italy as your fascinating holiday comes to an end. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

Certosa Di Pavia, Pavia KEY: A Insider Experience   WR Welcome Reception   FB Full Breakfast  BB Buffet Breakfast   L Lunch   D Dinner   RM Regional Meal   FD Farewell Dinner  BG Be My Guest Dining   DW Dinner with Wine

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Great Italian Cities Floating islands, Papal splendour and Renaissance masters. Italy’s greatest cities are in the spotlight on an epic discovery of Venice, Florence and Rome. It’s Insider moments like… tasting rich, traditional Tuscan soup, garnished with aromatic basil picked straight from your hosts’ own garden. The warmth of the charismatic Baj Macario family envelops you as they welcome you to the halls, vineyards and olive groves of their 14th century castle and share their family history. They tell stories of the murderous Pazzi, the original owners, as you stand in cellars that once were their dungeons, and invite you to enjoy an exclusive tasting of the Chianti wines produced on their estate.

Roman Forum, Rome

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

Florence

It's iconic places City Tours in Rome, Assisi, Florence, Bologna and Venice. Orientation of  Pisa. Visit St. Francis Basilica, St. Peter’s Basilica, the amazing Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and the Roman Colosseum. Cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square. View Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Byzantine St. Mark’s Basilica and the Roman Forum.

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Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City! Relax after your journey or explore this fascinating city on your own. Later, meet your companions and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception. It’s the perfect opportunity to get to know everyone! An orientation drive will take you to view St. Peter’s Basilica - a great start to your Italian holiday! (WR) Hotel: Grand Palatino

magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and then visit St. Peter’s Basilica to see his famous Pietà. Later, view the Forum, centre of daily life in ancient Rome as well as visit the impressive Colosseum, the largest in the Roman Empire. See the Circus Maximus where Ben Hur-style chariot racing took place. Spend free time discovering more of the city or relax at a pavement café and watch the world go by. (BB)

Day 2 | Rome Sightseeing

Day 3 | Rome At Leisure

Your included sightseeing tour with a A  Local Expert begins at the Vatican Museums. Experience a A  Unique Insight in the Vatican when you ascend the smooth and step-less spiral staircase designed by famous architect Donato Bramante. Admire Michelangelo’s

Spend today as you please. Your Travel Director will be able to help you get the most from your day at leisure. Alternatively, consider joining an optional experience to the renowned excavations at Pompeii, close to the Bay of Naples. (BB)

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Drive north to the mystical town of Assisi on the slopes of Mount Subasio. Your A  Local Expert shows you all the sights. Visit St. Francis’ Basilica and see Giotto’s enchanting frescoes. Visit the Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli, which stands on the site where St. Francis died. Arrive later in Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. (BB) Hotel: Ambasciatori Day 5 | Florence Sightseeing Learn about Florence’s rich cultural history during your sightseeing tour with your A  Local Expert. See Piazza della Signoria, with its impressive sculptures and imposing palazzi, and the multi-coloured marble Duomo and Baptistery, famous for its bronze doors with relief sculptures. View the Ponte Vecchio, one of the city’s most famous landmarks. (BB) Day 6 | Florence | Excursion to Pisa Cross the Arno Valley to Pisa, a former maritime city on the Ligurian Sea. In the Field of Miracles, home to some of the city’s most famous sights, see the incredible Leaning Tower and the beautifully sculpted marble Cathedral. See the Baptistery and the cemetery, built on soil brought from Calvary in the Holy Land. Spend free time shopping for souvenirs in Florence, renowned for high quality leather and 18-carat gold jewellery. This evening, travel to a Tuscan wine and olive oil estate for a special A Be My Guest dinner in a historic castle. (BB BG) Day 7 | Florence | Bologna | Venice (3 Nights) Travel through the Apennines to Bologna, home to one of the oldest universities in Europe and  famous for sausages and salamis! Your sightseeing tour with a A Local Expert includes views of the Kissing Towers, which lean towards each other, seemingly poised to embrace.

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Later, cross the Veneto plains to Venice. This Byzantine city, constructed in a lagoon, has an incredibly rich cultural and artistic heritage. This evening, you might like to take a gondola ride along enchanting canals - it’s the perfect introduction to this magical city! Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB DW) Hotel: Boscolo Bellini Day 8 | Venice | Canal Cruise and Sightseeing Savour the unique sights of Venice as you cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square. See the Bridge of Sighs, Palladian Churches, Customs House, Grand Canal, St Mark’s Basilica and the ornate Doge’s Palace. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating a A  Local Speciality at a glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca island. Free time is an opportunity to visit the Fine Arts Academy, simply relax at a café on St. Mark’s Square or consider a boat trip to the Island of Burano for a delicious seafood meal. (BB) Day 9 | Secret Venice Walking Tour and visit to the market Enjoy a boat trip along the canals to the Rialto Bridge to join your Small Group Sightseeing walking tour with a A  Local Expert of the colourful, centuries-old fish market and narrow ‘calle’ or streets. See the beautiful architecture, including Marco Polo’s house. For the rest of the day you are free to visit the sights of your choice. Celebrate this evening with your fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant. (BB FD) Day 10 | Depart Venice Say ‘arrivederci’ to Italy and your newfound friends at the end of your memorable Italian holiday! Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

Private door to door UK transfers Trafalgar includes return scheduled flights and complimentary private UK door to door airport transfers. See page 7 for details.

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for these departures. Join us in Europe to celebrate the Festive Season!

TRIP NOTES Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided experience in Europe. WiFi: See page 80 for details. Airport Transfers: On arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Venice Marco Polo Airport at 8am and 9.30am. Venice, Florence and Rome: Some departures may start in Venice and end in Rome operating with the same itinerary and inclusions, but in reverse. Please check with your Travel Agent at the time of booking. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 82–83. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 79. *Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Team for Land Only prices. Flights are subject to availability and price at time of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times extra nights may need to be purchased. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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

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Italian Concerto This relaxed exploration of Italy savours the old-world beauty of Venice, Florence and Rome, then journeys onwards, to the laid-back southern lifestyle of the Amalfi coast. It’s Insider moments like… the buzz of the crowd softening as you approach the historic ruins of the famous lost city of Pompeii. Dust stirring underfoot as you listen to tales of the tragic last hours of its existence. It’s imagining the streets ringing with laughter at the festival of fire, just hours before the molten lava of Mt Vesuvius buried the city. And standing in the cool shadows of temples as you discover the life and beliefs of an ancient culture, through the muted colours and designs of its mosaics.

Grand Canal, Venice

Italian pottery

It's iconic places City Tours in Rome, Pompeii and Florence. Orientation of Venice. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica, the Roman Colosseum, the ruins of Pompeii and the Commonwealth War Cemetery. Cruise to the beautiful Isle of Capri and by private launch to St. Mark’s Square in Venice. View the Roman Forum, the ancient Romanesque Abbey at Pomposa, the Duomo in Florence and the Byzantine St. Mark’s Basilica. See the home of the d’Este family in Ferrara.

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Florence

Italian Concerto

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ITALY

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11 days – 2 Countries At Leisure

£2475

Ferrara

FLORENCE 2

Adriatic Sea

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Includes: 10 nights’ accommodation (4 hotels). 10 hot buffet breakfasts. 5 dinners (including Welcome Reception, Be My Guest, 2 three course dinners with wine and Farewell Dinner). All transport shown (including return cruise). All our featured inclusions shown on page 5.

Code: ITCO

BOOK & PAY EARLY

12 February save 10% 30 April save 7.5%

SAVE £235 p.p.

Frequent traveller discount SAVE up to £118 p.p Second trip discount SAVE up to £59 p.p Other savings Young traveller discount £220 Triple room discount £90 p.p

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Monte Cassino Pompeii Isle of Capri

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SARDINA Start Number of overnight stays End

Sightseeing stops

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Rome (3 Nights) Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City! Relax after your journey, then meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers later for a Welcome Reception. This evening, enjoy an orientation drive to see St. Peter’s Basilica and the Tiber, a great introduction to this magical city. (WR) Hotel: Una Day 2 | Rome Sightseeing and Free Time This morning join your A  Local Expert to visit St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City and view Michelangelo’s Pietà. Your sightseeing tour continues in ancient Rome. View the Forum and see Circus Maximus, where chariot races where held. Visit inside the impressive Colosseum. There’s time afterwards to explore the city on your own, or simply relax and watch the world go by! (BB) Day 3 | Rome | At Leisure The day is yours to explore this wonderful city. Consider a trip to the ancient catacombs or take an excursion to Tivoli, site of the magnificent Villa d’Este. Visit museums and gardens, or simply experience ‘la dolce vita’ at a sidewalk café in one of the city’s many piazzas. (BB) Day 4 | Rome | Monte Cassino | Pompeii | Amalfi Coast (Maiori) (3 Nights) Stop to view the Abbey at Monte Cassino and visit the cemetery in the valley below. In Pompeii buried for centuries when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD - your A  Local Expert takes you on a fascinating Small Group Sightseeing tour of the excavations. Arrive later at your hotel on the Amalfi Coast where you dine tonight. (BB  DW) Hotel: Pietra Di Luna/San Pietro/Panorama

with included views of Marina Piccola and the famous Piazzetta. Later, your Travel Director takes you on an orientation tour of Amalfi town, featuring medieval streets and the spectacular Romanesque Church. (BB) Day 7 | Amalfi Coast (Maiori) | Florence (2 Nights) North through Umbria and into Tuscany you arrive in Florence. Tonight why not dine at one of the city’s many trattorias. (BB) Hotel: Croce Di Malta Day 8 | Florence Sightseeing and Wine Tasting Florence is a beautiful city with a wealth of Renaissance treasures to discover. Your A Local Expert shows you all the main sights including the marble Duomo and Piazza della Signoria, with its amazing sculptures. View the famous Ponte Vecchio, followed by a Wine Tasting with your Travel Director featuring popular Tuscan wines. Join your companions this evening for an authentic A Be My Guest dinner in a castle on a wine and olive estate. (BB BG) Day 9 | Florence | Ferrara | Venice Marvel at the breath-taking scenery on your journey across the Apennines via Bologna. In Ferrara, see the family home of the notorious d’Este family. Arrive later in the Byzantine city of Venice, Queen of the Adriatic, where you stay for the next two nights. (BB) Hotel: Principe/Continental Day 10 | Venice Sightseeing and Free Time

Your day is free to do as you please. Perhaps visit the splendid Villa Rufolo at Ravello or shop for souvenirs. Spend the evening sipping limoncello while overlooking the glorious Bay of Salerno! Enjoy dinner at your hotel this evening. (BB DW)

See the island of St. George, the elegant Customs House, the Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs as you cruise to St. Mark’s Square in your private launch. Stroll across St. Mark’s Square to see the Basilica and its campanile. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating a A  Local Speciality at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca island. This evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and newfound friends (BB FD)

Day 6 | Isle of Capri Excursion

Day 11 | Depart Venice

Day 5 | Amalfi Coast Free Time

Sail to the magical island of Capri, a favourite resort among Italians. Ascend to Capri town by funicular railway for a guided walking tour

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Say ‘arrivederci’ to your companions as your memorable Italian holiday comes to an end. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

Ends Venice 24 Apr Thu 27 Apr Sun 1 May Thu 4 May Sun 8 May Thu

Twin Share 2550 2550 2565 2565 2499

Single Supp. Option 500 500 500 500 500

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2485 2485 2485

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TRIP NOTES Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided experience in Europe. WiFi: See page 80 for details. Airport transfers: On arrival to Rome Fiumicino Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Venice Marco Polo Airport at 8am and 9.30am. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 82–83. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 79. *Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Team for Land Only prices. Flights are subject to availability and price at time of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times extra nights may need to be purchased. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

Private door to door UK transfers Trafalgar includes return scheduled flights and complimentary private UK door to door airport transfers. See page 7 for details.

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

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Best of Italy The essence of ‘la dolce vita’ is explored through the cuisine, art and landscapes of Italy, from its iconic cities and turquoise lakes to its balmy southern shores.    It’s Insider moments like… the ripple of waves and reflection of the sky, as you speed by private boat towards Isola Madre, a secluded island on Lake Maggiore where young princes used to play.  As Signor Telli welcomes you he brings the history of the island to life, and reveals why it’s nicknamed ‘La Piratera’. Then he shares tales of his family over traditional lakeside cuisine, and crisp chilled Gavi wine, and explains how the childhood fantasies of a prince inspired their family restaurant, the setting for your delicious dinner.

Duomo, Florence

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Rome (2 Nights) Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City! Spend the rest of your day relaxing or take a leisurely stroll around the city. Join your companions and your Travel Director later for a Welcome Reception. Then enjoy an orientation drive to see St. Peter’s Basilica and other sights - a great introduction to this beautiful city. (WR) Hotel: Il Cantico A Authentic Accommodation Day 2 | Rome Sightseeing and Free Time

Lake Como

It's iconic places City Tours in Rome, Pompeii, Assisi, Milan and Florence. Orientation of Venice. Cruise to the beautiful Isle of Capri and by private launch to St. Mark’s Square in Venice. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museum, the Roman Colosseum, the Commonwealth War Cemetery, the excavations at Pompeii, St. Francis Basilica in Assisi, picturesque Lake Como and the medieval city of Siena. View the Roman Forum, the Byzantine St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, the Roman Arena and Juliet’s Balcony in Verona, the Gothic Cathedral and La Scala Opera House in Milan, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Duomo in Florence.

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Your included sightseeing tour with a A  Local Expert begins at the Vatican Museums. Experience a A  Unique Insight in the Vatican when you ascend the smooth and step-less spiral staircase designed by famous architect Donato Bramante. Admire Michelangelo’s magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and then visit St. Peter’s Basilica to see his famous Pietà. Your tour continues in ancient Rome. View the Forum and see the Circus Maximus, where chariot races were held. Visit the impressive Colosseum. There’s time afterwards to explore the city on your own, or simply relax and watch the world go by! (BB) Day 3 | Rome | Pompeii | Sorrento (2 Nights) Visit the Commonwealth War Cemetery near Monte Cassino. Your A  Local Expert tells you all about the devastation caused by the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79 during your walking tour of Pompeii. Arrive later at your hotel in Sorrento where you dine tonight. (BB DW) Hotel: Johanna Park/Corallo Day 4 | Isle of Capri Excursion Witness the art of inlaid wood-working, a

A Local Speciality for which Sorrento is famous. Later, embark on an included excursion by ferry to the Isle of Capri. See the local gardens and other sights during an orientation walk of Capri town. Spend time exploring this lovely island on your own. Perhaps consider visiting the villa of the Swedish doctor, Axel Munthe. (BB)

Day 5 | Sorrento | Assisi Assisi is a mystical town perched on the slopes of Mount Subasio overlooking the peaceful Umbrian landscape. Under the protection of St. Francis this city is still enclosed by medieval ramparts. Your A  Local Expert takes you on a walking tour, which includes a visit to the Basilica of St. Francis, famous for its frescoes depicting the life of this much-loved saint. Spend time afterwards exploring on your own and shopping for souvenirs. Dine at your hotel this evening. (BB DW) Hotel: Cenacolo Day 6 | Assisi | Venice (2 Nights) Today, enjoy the glorious countryside and historic architecture of the Emilia Romagna region. The area is also renowned for its cuisine such as Tortellini, Mortadella and Parmesan cheese, which you could sample during your lunch stop.  Arrive later in Venice, Queen of the Adriatic. (BB  DW) Hotel:  Grande Albergo Ausonia & Hungaria Day 7 | Venice Sightseeing and Free Time Your cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square is magical! View the Bridge of Sighs, the beautiful Doge’s Palace and the Basilica. Watch a A  Local Speciality demonstration of the ancient art of glass-blowing at a traditional

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Verona

£2125

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Day 8 | Venice | Verona | Milan | Lake Maggiore (2 Nights) This morning travel to Verona, the home of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers, to admire the Roman arena and Juliet’s balcony. Cross the plains of Lombardy to Milan for a walking tour of this fashionable city with your A  Local Expert. See the Gothic Duomo, La Scala Opera house and the famous Galleria. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB DW) Hotel: Simplon Day 9 | Lake Como Excursion Travel to the beautiful Lake Como with free time to explore or simply soak up the scenery. This evening, take a private boat to an island on Lake Maggiore for a special A  Be My Guest dinner experience. (BB BG) Day 10 | Lake Maggiore | Pisa | Florence (2 Nights) Cross the Plains of Lombardy, the forested Apennine Mountains, and pass by Genoa to Pisa. View the extraordinary Leaning Tower before arriving in Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. Tonight, you might like to sample some local Tuscan cuisine. (BB) Hotel:  Grand Hotel Mediterraneo/Adler Cavalieri Day 11 | Florence Sightseeing and Free Time Your A  Local Expert brings the city’s rich history to life during your walking tour. See the Cathedral and Piazza della Signoria and view Ponte Vecchio. Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo. Spend free time exploring or shop for high quality leather and gold. (BB) Day 12 | Florence | Siena | Rome Set in scenic Tuscan countryside, visit the medieval town of Siena, famous for its exciting Palio horse race. This evening in Rome, join your Travel Director and new found friends for a Farewell Dinner. (BB FD) Hotel: Sheraton Golf Parco de Medici

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Isle of Capri

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workshop on Giudecca island. Spend free time seeing the sights of your choice. You might like to cruise across the lagoon to the Island of Burano and enjoy a delicious seafood meal. (BB)

Day 13 | Depart Rome Say ‘arrivederci Roma’ at the end of your memorable holiday in Italy. Transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino Airport. Conditions apply. (BB)



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Includes: 12 nights’ accommodation (7 hotels). 12 hot buffet breakfasts. 7 dinners (including Welcome Reception, Be My Guest, 4 three course dinners with wine and Farewell Dinner). All transport shown (including return cruise). Flights and transfers included. All our featured inclusions shown on page 5.

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Second trip discount SAVE up to £65 p.p

1 Nov 14 - 28 Mar 15 £80 p.p

Young traveller discount £240

5 Apr 14 - 12 Apr 14 £40 p.p All other departures £100 p.p

Private door to door UK transfers Trafalgar includes return scheduled flights and complimentary private UK door to door airport transfers. See page 7 for details. TRIP NOTES

Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided experience in Europe. WiFi: See page 80 for details. Airport transfers: On arrival to Rome Fiumicino Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7am and 9.30am. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 82–83. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 79. *Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Team for Land Only prices. Flights are subject to availability and price at time of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times extra nights may need to be purchased.

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Starts Ends Rome Rome 10 Aug Sun 22 Aug Fri 12 Aug Tue 24 Aug Sun 13 Aug Wed 25 Aug Mon 15 Aug Fri 27 Aug Wed 17 Aug Sun 29 Aug Fri 19 Aug Tue 31 Aug Sun 20 Aug Wed 1 Sep Mon 22 Aug Fri 3 Sep Wed 24 Aug Sun 5 Sep Fri 26 Aug Tue 7 Sep Sun 27 Aug Wed 8 Sep Mon 29 Aug Fri 10 Sep Wed 31 Aug Sun 12 Sep Fri

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Single Supp. Option 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500

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Best of Italy & Sicily Traditional north to passionate south, this odyssey traces the length of Italy, exploring its cultural and geographical diversity by land and sea. It’s Insider moments like… the knowledge of your Local Expert casting light on the shadows of Agrigento, one of the greatest ancient cities of the Mediterranean. Walking among the ruins, it’s hearing how a Greek settlement on the coast of Sicily helped the tyrant Thero fight for control of the island. And it’s seeing the piety of ruthless regimes as you wander between the cool pillars of the Temple of Concord, searching for marks of the enemy fire that scarred its walls more than 2,400 years before.

Greek Theatre, Taormina

It’s travel beyond the expected

Isle of Capri

It's iconic places City Tours in Rome, Florence, Venice, Pompeii, Palermo Agrigento and Assisi. Orientation of Sorrento. View the Roman Forum, Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo in Florence, the Byzantine St. Mark’s Basilica, Palermo Cathedral and the fortress town of Enna. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica, the amazing Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, the Roman Colosseum, the Church of St. Apollinaris, St. Francis Basilica, the excavations at Pompeii, the Norman Cathedral at Monreale, the fishing village of Mondello, the Valley of the Temples and an inlaid wood factory in Sorrento. Cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square in Venice and to the Isle of Capri.

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Day 1 | Arrive Rome (2 Nights)

Day 3 | Rome | Florence

Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City! Spend the day relaxing. Join your fellow travellers and Travel Director this evening for a Welcome Reception. Afterwards, enjoy an orientation drive through the city to see St. Peter’s Basilica and other sights - a perfect introduction to this beautiful city. (WR) Hotel: Milton Roma

This morning, travel to the Renaissance city of Florence, with free time to take a leisurely stroll through historic streets and soak up the unique atmosphere! (BB) Hotel: Grand Mediterraneo

Day 2 | Rome Sightseeing and Free Time Your included sightseeing tour with a A  Local Expert begins at the Vatican Museums. Experience a A  Unique Insight when you ascend the smooth and step-less spiral staircase designed by famous architect Donato Bramante. Admire Michelangelo’s magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and then visit St. Peter’s Basilica to see his famous Pietà. Your tour continues in ancient Rome. View the Forum and see Circus Maximus, where chariot races were held. Visit the impressive Colosseum. There’s time afterwards to explore the city on your own, or simply relax and watch the world go by! (BB)

Day 4 | Florence Sightseeing | Venice (2 Nights) Experience the incredible sights of Florence on your walking tour with a A  Local Expert. See the magnificent marble Duomo, Signoria Square and Ponte Vecchio. Marvel at the panoramic views from Piazzale Michelangelo. Later, drive to the floating city of Venice. This evening, why not appreciate this elegant city from the comfort of a gondola? (BB RM) Hotel: Le Boulevard Day 5 | Venice Sightseeing and Free Time Your cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square is spectacular! View the Bridge of Sighs and the ornate Doge’s Palace. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating a A Local Speciality at a glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca island. Spend free time shopping or relaxing. Consider

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Includes: 14 nights’ accommodation (9 hotels and overnight cruise). 14 hot buffet breakfasts. 7 dinners (including Welcome Reception, Be My Guest, 4 three course dinners with wine and Farewell Dinner). All transport shown (including overnight cruise, ferry and return cruise). Flights and transfers included. All our featured inclusions shown on page 5.

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a boat trip to the colourful island of Burano for a delicious seafood lunch. (BB) Day 6 | Venice | Assisi Drive south from Venice along the Adriatic coast. Later, in the spiritual city of Assisi on the slopes of Mount Subasio, visit St. Francis’ Basilica on your walking tour with a A  Local Expert. (BB DW) Hotel: Grand Roseo Day 7 | Assisi | Pompeii | Naples | At Sea The ancient city of Pompeii was buried beneath volcanic ash when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, and lay undiscovered for centuries. Your A  Local Expert gives a fascinating account of the excavations during your walking tour. A short journey brings you to Naples for your overnight cruise to Palermo, Sicily’s capital. (BB) Day 8 | At Sea | Palermo Arrive this morning in the Sicilian capital, Palermo. Meet your A  Local Expert for a sightseeing tour of the city which includes the honey coloured cathedral and Piazza Bellini. Travel to the town of Monreale and visit the magnificent 12th century Norman Cathedral. Admire views of the Conca d’Oro before continuing your journey to visit the beautiful fishing village of Mondello. Return to Palermo this afternoon. Hotel: Principe di Villafranca Day 9 | Palermo | Agrigento In Agrigento, your A  Local Expert takes you on a tour of the Valley of the Temples. This UNESCO World Heritage site is home to five ancient Greek temples dating from the 6th century BC. These are some of the grandest Grecian remains outside Athens! Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB DW) Hotel: Dioscuri Bay Palaca Day 10 | Agrigento | Enna | Taormina (Giardini Naxos) (2 Nights) Travel through the vineyards of the southern hills towards the seaside resort of Taormina, stopping en route to enjoy views of the fortress town of Enna. Arrive this afternoon in the resort town of Taormina, your home for the next two nights. (BB) Hotel: Caesar Palace

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Day 11 | Taormina | Free Time Spend the day relaxing in this fun Sicilian resort. Perhaps swim and sunbathe or shop for handmade lace on the Corso. Consider joining an optional excursion to Savoca, the village made famous by ‘The Godfather’, and the crater of Sicily’s active volcano, Mount Etna, widely regarded as one of the most impressive in the world. This evening, join your companions for a very special A Be My Guest dinner in a vineyard close to Mount Etna. (BB BG)

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Day 12 | Taormina (Giardini Naxos) | Sorrento (2 Nights)

Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided experience in Europe.

Cross the Straits of Messina to mainland Italy by ferry, driving north through rustic Calabria via Salerno to your hotel in Sorrento. Tonight, relax at your hotel and take in the scenery. Hotel: Johanna Park

Airport transfers: On arrival to Rome Fiumicino Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7am and 9.30am.

Day 13 | Isle of Capri Excursion Visit an inlaid-wood workshop to see a A Local Speciality demonstration of this local craft. Take a short cruise to the charming Isle of Capri, and enjoy an orientation walk of Capri town. Appreciate views across the sea and Marina Piccola. Spend free time afterwards exploring this charming island on your own! Later in Sorrento – famous for the alcoholic digestive Limoncello − visit Piazza Tasso, with its many cafés, and shop in boutiques on the Corso Italia. (BB DW) Day 14 | Sorrento | Rome Admire the spectacular coastline as you drive north from Sorrento. Stop at Cassino to view the Benedictine Abbey. Arrive later in Rome, and spend the rest of the day shopping or seeing the sights. Tonight, celebrate with your companions and your Travel Director at a Farewell Dinner. (BB  FD) Hotel:  Sheraton Golf Parco de Medici

WiFi: See page 80 for details.

All prices are per person on a twin share basis. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 82–83. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 79. *Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Team for Land Only prices. Flights are subject to availability and price at time of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times extra nights may need to be purchased. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

Private door to door UK transfers Trafalgar includes return scheduled flights and complimentary private UK door to door airport transfers. See page 7 for details.

Day 15 | Depart Rome Say ‘arrivederci Roma’ as you prepare for your journey home with wonderful memories of your holiday. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) KEY: A Insider Experience   WR Welcome Reception   FB Full Breakfast  BB Buffet Breakfast   L Lunch   D Dinner   RM Regional Meal   FD Farewell Dinner  BG Be My Guest Dining   DW Dinner with Wine

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Spanish Wonder Explore every side of Andalusia, including its Moorish twist, and visit the principal Spanish cities of Madrid, Seville and Barcelona – with local experts on every encounter. It’s Insider moments like… moving among locals at the maze-like La Boqueria market, its halls echoing with the booming and gossiping voices of its community of stallholders. Picking at samples of regional Manchego cheese, Jamón Serrano and fat olives, this insight into the shopping style of the Spanish has the potential to leave your stomach full and wallet empty. Entering from Barcelona’s Las Ramblas, our Insider guide points you to their favourite traders and the most authentic tapas bars, at a market dating back to the 1200s.

Alhambra Palace, Granada

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Madrid (2 Nights) Welcome to Madrid! Relax or explore this lively city. Later, meet for a Welcome Reception with your fellow travellers and Travel Director and enjoy an evening drive to take in some of the city’s main sights. (WR) Hotel: Rafael Atocha Day 2 | Toledo Excursion and Madrid Sightseeing Your A  Local Expert takes you on a walking tour of Toledo. Visit the Church of Santo Tomé, home to one of El Greco’s most famous paintings – The Burial of Count Orgaz. Visit the Synagogue during your guided walk through the narrow streets. Return to Madrid to admire the monument to Cervantes at the Plaza de España, and see Puerta del Sol, the city’s hub with your A  Local Expert. Later, why not join your new found friends for a typical Spanish dinner? (BB)

Peñíscola

It's iconic places City tour in Madrid, Toledo, Seville, Cordoba, Granada and Barcelona. Orientations of  Valencia. Visit Puerto Lapice Inn, Mosque of the Caliphs in Cordoba and the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Synagogue and Sao Tomé in Toledo, Cathedral in Seville, Montjuic hill and Placa Catalunya in Barcelona. View the Cave Homes of Guadix, the Serrano and Cuarte Towers and the Opera House of Valencia.

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might like to take an optional experience to watch a fiery flamenco show. (BB) Hotel: Melia Lebreros Day 4 | Seville Sightseeing and Free Time Meet your A  Local Expert for a sightseeing tour of Seville. View the Bell Tower of the Giralda, see the tiled fountains, pavilions and lush palms in the Maria Luisa Park, renowned for its landscape design and walk through the imposing Plaza de España. Marvel at Christopher Columbus’ ornate tomb in the cathedral. Finally, take a walk through the fascinating Jewish Quarter. This evening, experience a unique A Be My Guest dinner at an authentic ranch with views over the Andalusian countryside. (BB BG) Day 5 | Seville | Granada Visit the magnificent Alhambra Palace in Granada with a A Local Expert. A fine example of Moorish architecture, it was built during the 14th century towards the end of Islamic rule in Spain. Walk through the exotic water gardens of the Generalife, the royal summer palace, once linked to the Alhambra by a covered walkway across the ravine. (BB) Hotel: Carmen

and visit Plaça Catalunya. View the monument to Christopher Columbus and enjoy panoramic views from Montjuic during your guided sightseeing tour of the city with a A  Local Expert. Enjoy your A  Unique Insight into the delicacies of Spanish cuisine with a guided walk through the food stalls of La Boqueria Market. Enjoy free time in the city to shop or explore, or join an optional experience to the monastery at Montserrat to see the mystical Black Madonna.  This evening join your companions and Travel Director for a special Farewell Dinner with wine. (BB FD) Day 9 | Depart Barcelona Say ‘adios’ to Spain, your fellow travellers, and Travel Director at the end of a memorable holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) Please note: Your coach returns to Madrid from Barcelona on Day 9. You are welcome to use this complimentary transfer. Drop-off in Madrid will be in Trafalgar Madrid hotel and not at the airport. Arrival will be approximately 6pm, depending on traffic conditions.

Day 7 | Valencia | Peñiscola | Barcelona (2 Nights) Head north along the coast through the Levant region and stop at Peñiscola to view the ancient castle of the ‘Spanish Pope’, used in the film El Cid. Continue along the Costa Dorada to Barcelona, Spain’s most cosmopolitan city. Tonight, consider visiting a Catalan-style restaurant for a delicious dinner of local specialities. (BB) Hotel: U232 Day 8 | Barcelona Sightseeing and Free Time This morning, see Gaudi’s architecture at the inspiring Sagrada Familia. Walk the Ramblas

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Day 6 | Granada | Guadix | Valencia Travel from Granada, via the Mora Pass, and arrive in Guadix in the northern foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains where you can take pictures of the troglodyte dwellings. In Valencia, view the Bull Ring and admire the architecture of the medieval cathedral and the Serrano and Cuarte Towers and see the impressive modern architecture of the Opera House. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB DW) Hotel: Primus Valencia

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Spring brochure. Hotels and inclusions may vary slightly. Please enquire at time of booking.

TRIP NOTES Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided experience in Europe. WiFi: See page 80 for details. Airport transfers: On arrival to Madrid Airport transfers will operate at 10.30am, 1pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Barcelona Airport at 8am. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early.

Private door to door UK transfers

For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 82–83. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 79. *Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Team for Land Only prices. Flights are subject to availability and price at time of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times extra nights may need to be purchased. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

Trafalgar includes return scheduled flights and complimentary private UK door to door airport transfers. See page 7 for details.

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

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Spain, Morocco & Portugal The Moorish influence on the culture of Spain, Portugal and Morocco is clear throughout this journey, but the differences that make each country so distinctive also stand out. It’s Insider moments like… running your hand across lotions and potions in a tiny pharmacy in Marrakech’s ancient Medina. Guided through a labyrinth of lanes by a Moroccan expert, the pharmacist of this 1940s-esque apothecary describes how he blends native herbs and spices. He can even give you a diagnosis and recommend a remedy from his cabinet of age-old natural tonics. You also meet locals from cities across Spain and Portugal, hearing their Insider takes on places like Granada’s Alhambra Palace and Lisbon’s UNESCO-listed monastery.

Alhambra Palace, Granada

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Madrid (2 Nights) Welcome to Spain’s capital Madrid. Spend some time exploring this vibrant city, or simply relax before meeting for a Welcome Reception with your fellow travellers and Travel Director at your hotel. Later, enjoy an orientation drive through the city. (WR) Hotel: Vincci Soma Day 2 | Madrid Sightseeing Your A  Local Expert shows you the sights of Madrid including the Cibeles fountain, the Gran Via, Paseo de la Castellana and Puerta del Sol. At Plaza de España, admire the monument to Cervantes. Afterwards, take an optional experience to the medieval UNESCO World Heritage city of Segovia. This evening, you might be tempted by Madrid’s nightlife, where the locals dine late and enjoy the open-air cafés and vibrant atmosphere until the early hours! (BB) Day 3 | Madrid | Toledo | Granada

Marrakesh

It's iconic places City tour in Madrid, Toledo, Granada, Fez, Marrakesh, Casablanca, Rabat, Seville and Lisbon. Orientations of Fatima. Visit the  Alhambra Palace in Granada, St Heironomyte Monastery, Cathedral in Seville, Bahia Palace, Synagogue and Sao Tomé in Toledo. View the Shrine at Fatima and Plaza Mayor in Salamanca.

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Your A  Local Expert takes you on a walking tour of Toledo. Visit the Church of Santo Tomé, home to one of El Greco’s most famous paintings – The Burial of Count Orgaz. Visit the Synagogue during your guided walk through the narrow streets. Visit an inlaid steel factory to see local craftsmen at work. Admire the breath-taking landscape during your drive south, through the heart of Andalusia, to Granada. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB DW) Hotel: Alhamar Day 4 | Granada | Costa del Sol This morning your A Local Expert takes you on

a visit to the incredible Alhambra Palace, built in the 14th century and a magnificent example of Moorish architecture. Admire the ancient filigree, quiet courtyards and colossal walls. In the afternoon, arrive on the famous Costa del Sol. (BB) Hotel: NH Marbella Day 5 | Costa del Sol | Fez (2 Nights) Travel along the Mediterranean coast and cross to North Africa by ferry. A memorable drive past the Rif Mountains brings you to the Imperial city of Fez, Morocco’s second-largest city. (BB  D) Hotel: Royal Mirage Day 6 | Fez Sightseeing and Free Time Visit the fascinating Medina of Fez with your A  Local Expert. View the fortifications and Royal Palace, during your morning sightseeing tour. Admire traditional Moroccan handiwork during a visit to a carpet showroom. This afternoon, see the sights of your choice or consider an optional experience to the Imperial city of Meknes. Soak up the unique atmosphere of this exotic city when you look for souvenirs at the bazaar! (BB) Day 7 | Fez | Marrakesh (2 Nights) Travelling through the foothills of the Atlas Mountains to Marrakesh is spectacular. A favourite holiday spot of Winston Churchill, the city is one of North Africa’s most popular tourist destinations. Later this evening you might like to consider an authentic Moroccan show optional experience. (BB) Hotel: Meridien N’Fis

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Day 8 | Marrakesh Sightseeing and Free Time Visit the Bahia Palace during your walking tour with a A  Local Expert. See Djemaa el Fna Square in the old quarter, with its palmreaders, acrobats, camels and snake charmers. Visit a traditional Moroccan pharmacy for a A  Unique Insight into the blending of creams and cosmetics from regional ingredients. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore. Don’t miss the chance to shop for bargains in the souks and bazaars, or perhaps take an optional experience to a Berber village. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Day 9 | Marrakesh | Casablanca | Rabat Today continue on to Casablanca, scene of Humphrey Bogart’s most magical moments. On arrival your tour with a A Local Expert includes a panoramic drive of the Corniche, plus views of the Hassan II mosque with the world’s tallest minaret. Then continue to the capital city, Rabat, where you view the Mausoleum and Royal Palace. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Farah Golden Tulip Day 10 | Rabat | Seville (2 Nights) Today, drive northwards to the coast and board the ferry for the return journey back across the Straits of Gibraltar to the Spanish mainland. Continue your journey through the Jerez vineyards, home of sherry. Next, continue to Andalusia’s most beautiful city, Seville, for a twonight stay. This evening, why not experience the fire and passion of a Spanish flamenco show? (BB) Hotel: Zenit Seville Day 11 | Seville Sightseeing and Free Time See the Giralda Tower during your sightseeing tour with a A  Local Expert. Admire the tiled fountains, pavilions and ponds in the Maria Luisa Park and visit the imposing Plaza de España. See Christopher Columbus’ ornate tomb in the cathedral and enjoy a walk through the Jewish Quarter. Experience a memorable A  Be My Guest dinner with a local family at an olive oil farm with a local family. (BB BG)

Aracena. Crossing the border into the Alentejo region of Portugal, renowned for its cork oaks, you arrive in Lisbon. (BB) Hotel:  Olissippo Marques De Sa Day 13 | Lisbon Sightseeing and Free Time See Lisbon’s landmarks, including the Monument to the Discoveries, the suspension bridge spanning the River Tagus, the Belém Tower and the quaint Alfama district. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Hieronymite Monastery during your sightseeing tour with your A  Local Expert. Later, in your free time, perhaps join an optional experience to the historic towns of Cascais and Sintra. (BB) Day 14 | Lisbon | Fatima | Salamanca A scenic drive north through the magnificent Serra d’Aire Mountains brings you to the Shrine at Fatima, site of celebrated religious miracles. Cross the border back into Spain and arrive later in Salamanca where you view Plaza Mayor during your orientation tour. (BB) Hotel: Gran Corona Sol Day 15 | Salamanca | Madrid Your journey continues through the Sierra de Guadarrama Mountains to Madrid, Europe’s highest capital city. This afternoon, explore the city at your own pace and later join your companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner with wine. (BB FD) Hotel: NH Eurobuilding Day 16 | Depart Madrid This morning, it is time to bid farewell to your Travel Director and newfound friends as your memorable holiday comes to an end. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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Day 12 | Seville | Lisbon (2 Nights) Your panoramic journey continues through the province of Huelva, famous for Jabugo ham and the Rio Tinto mines, and past the castle at

Trafalgar includes return scheduled flights and complimentary private UK door to door airport transfers. See page 7 for details.

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for these departures. Join us in Europe to celebrate the Festive Season!

u  Itinerary (WSMP): Departures marked will operate as per the Autumn, Winter &

Spring brochure. Hotels and inclusions may vary slightly. Please enquire at time of booking.

TRIP NOTES WiFi: See page 80 for details. Note: Visas may be required for this trip. Please speak with your Travel Agent when making your reservation to assess your specific requirements. Airport transfers: On arrival to Madrid Airport transfers will operate at 10.30am, 1.00pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Madrid Airport at 8.30am and 11.00am. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 82–83. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 79. *Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Team for Land Only prices. Flights are subject to availability and price at time of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times extra nights may need to be purchased. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences. KEY: A Insider Experience   WR Welcome Reception   FB Full Breakfast  BB Buffet Breakfast   L Lunch   D Dinner   RM Regional Meal   FD Farewell Dinner  BG Be My Guest Dining   DW Dinner with Wine

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Best of Portugal Following a loop from Lisbon, this journey around Portugal brings together the beaches of the Algarve, the unique port wine of the Douro and multiple UNESCO World Heritage listed sites. It’s Insider moments like… experiencing the intense berry flavours and mellow warmth of Port in the 200 year old cellars below Oporto. Standing by the oak barrels, listening to a connoisseur describe the making, the merchants and the money it can fetch, it helps uncover the story behind this unique wine. Encountering another intoxicating passion of the Portuguese, just days later you find yourself standing at the pilgrimage site of Fatima, where the Virgin Mary appeared to three shepherd children almost 100 years ago.

Oporto

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Lisbon (2 Nights) Welcome to Lisbon, capital of Portugal. Relax after check-in or spend time exploring the city’s colourful landscape. Later, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception followed by an orientation drive through the city. (WR) Hotel: HF Fenix Urban

Porto

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See Lisbon’s landmarks, including the Monument to the Discoveries, the suspension bridge spanning the River Tagus, the Belém Tower and the quaint Alfama district. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Hieronymite Monastery during your sightseeing tour with a A  Local Expert. Later, in your free time, perhaps join an optional experience to the historic towns of Cascais and Sintra. (BB)

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Day 3 | Lisbon | Vilamoura (2 Nights) Cross the River Tagus and drive south towards the Serra de Arrabida Mountains. Enjoy a A  Be My Guest lunch at a traditional Stud Ranch where the Lusitano horses are reared, before arriving on the Algarve coast and the town of Vilamoura – your home for the next two nights. (BB BG) Hotel: Pestana Vila Sol Golf & Resort Day 4 | Algarve Excursion This morning, enjoy a scenic coastal drive to the Sagres Peninsula. Admire spectacular views across Baleeira Beach before continuing your journey along the coast to Cape St. Vincent for beautiful sea views from the south-western most point of Portugal. Visit the resort of Lagos, where Henry the Navigator lived. (BB) Day 5 | Vilamoura | Evora This morning, travel across the Serra de Caldeirao to Evora. Join your A  Local Expert and visit the elaborate cathedral, Roman temple and the Ossuary Chapel. Evora is one of Portugal’s most beautifully preserved medieval towns. Spend time this afternoon seeing the 14th century walls, winding lanes and other enchanting sights at your own pace or join an optional experience to the village of Monsaraz. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB DW) Hotel: M’AR De AR Muralhas Day 6 | Evora | Castelo de Vide | Belmonte | Viseu Continue north to Castelo de Vide and wander through narrow alleys and the town’s Jewish quarter. Cross the valley of the River Tagus towards the Serra de Estrela mountains. See the Roman tower in Belmonte. Arrive later at Viseu, a bustling town with historical buildings, set high on a plateau near the famous Dão vineyards. (BB) Hotel: Grao Vasco Day 7 | Viseu | Mateus | Guimarães | Oporto (2 Nights) Travel through the beautiful Douro Valley where port wine is produced.  Explore the magnificent gardens at the Palacio de Mateus, depicted on the label of the distinctive Mateus wine

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

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bottles.  Continue via Guimaraes for views of the impressive castle. Tonight enjoy a Regional Dinner on the waterside of Oporto. (BB  RM) Hotel: HF Ipanema Porto Day 8 | Oporto Sightseeing and Free Time Your A  Local Expert takes you on a sightseeing tour of Oporto. See the remarkable bridges across the Douro River, the Vila Nova de Gaia wine stores and the Baroque Church of St. Francis. Visit Stock Exchange Palace with its splendid Arabian Hall and then experience a Wine Tasting at a port cellar. Spend the afternoon relaxing or shopping for souvenirs. (BB) Day 9 | Oporto | Coimbra | Conimbriga | Tomar | Fatima Traverse the Buçaco National Park. In Coimbra, see ancient streets and squares and visit the Old University featuring an ornate Baroque library. In Conimbriga, visit the Roman Ruins and see some of the most beautifully preserved mosaics in Portugal. In Tomar, visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Convent of Christ, originally built as a Templar stronghold in the 12th century. Arrive later in the city of Fatima. Dine tonight in your hotel. (BB DW) Hotel: Fatima Day 10 | Fatima | Batalha | Nazaré | Obidos | Lisbon Visit the Shrine where three young shepherds famously saw the apparition of the Virgin at the pilgrimage site of Fatima. Visit the monastery at Batalha – a UNESCO World Heritage site, it is the best example of Late Gothic architecture in Portugal. Stop at the fishing village of Nazaré on the coast and visit the medieval city of Obidos. Tonight in Lisbon, celebrate with your companions and Travel Director at a Farewell Dinner with wine. (BB FD) Hotel: VIP Grand Lisboa

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TRIP NOTES WiFi: See page 80 for details. Airport transfers: On arrival to Lisbon Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Lisbon Airport at 7am and 9.30am. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 82–83. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 79. *Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Team for Land Only prices. Flights are subject to availability and price at time of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times extra nights may need to be purchased. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

Private door to door UK transfers Trafalgar includes return scheduled flights and complimentary private UK door to door airport transfers. See page 7 for details.

Day 11 | Depart Lisbon Say a fond farewell to your fellow travellers at the end of a spectacular Portuguese holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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

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Imperial Europe Intriguing cities of central Europe are brought together as locals share their insight on the history and culture of Prague, Vienna and Budapest, with a pause in musical Salzburg too. It’s Insider moments like… shivering as you hear about the bravery of two families in wartime Hungary. Walking through a door made from an old wine barrel, you begin your wine tasting at the Schieszl vineyard. Later, Conrad Schieszl explains how his family used that wine barrel to hide their Jewish neighbours during Nazi occupation. And he tells the moving story of how one of the young boys they saved later became a lawyer and helped the Schieszls return to Hungary and buy back their land during the Communist rule in thanks for his life.

Charles Bridge, Prague

Viennese whirls

It's iconic places City tours of Prague, Budapest, Vienna and Salzburg. Orientation of Munich and Regensburg. Visit Bratislava the capital of Slovakia, the Baroque town centre of Gyor and the Fisherman’s Bastion in Budapest. View the Marienplatz and Olympic Stadium in Munich, Melk Abbey, St. Vitus’ Cathedral and the Old Town Square of Prague and the Imperial Boulevards of Vienna.

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Parliament, Budapest

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PRAGUE 2

Includes: 9 nights’ accommodation (6 hotels). 9 hot buffet breakfasts. 5 dinners (including Welcome Reception, Be My Guest, Regional Meal, three course dinner and Farewell Dinner). All transport shown. Flights and transfers included. All our featured inclusions shown on page 5.

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

Day 6 | Budapest | Györ | Vienna (2 Nights)

Welcome to Munich, capital of Bavaria. Stop and view the stadium built for the 1972 Olympics and the Marienplatz, with its fascinating Glockenspiel clock. Meet this evening for a Welcome Reception with your fellow travellers and Travel Director. (WR) Hotel: Hilton City

Crossing the Transdanubia region to Györ is a pleasant drive through beautiful countryside. Stroll through this quaint city, which stands at the confluence of three rivers and features charming Baroque architecture. Later arrive in imperial Vienna where you stay for the next two nights. (BB) Hotel: Hilton Danube

Day 2 | Munich | Regensburg | Prague (2 Nights) Visit Regensburg, an unspoilt medieval gem on your way to the Czech Republic. Across the border see Pilsen, renowned for its breweries, before reaching Prague. This exciting city is your home for the next two nights! This evening, join your fellow companions for a Regional Meal at a local restaurant. (BB RM) Hotel: Andels Day 3 | Prague Sightseeing and Free Time Prague has prospered since the fall of Communism, and its new-found status and affluence is evident during your guided sightseeing tour of the city with your A  Local Expert. See the impressive St. Vitus’ Cathedral in the grounds of the 1,000 year-old Prague Castle. Cross the river on your walking tour to the Old Town Square to see the Astronomical Clock. Spend the afternoon as you wish. Explore the city on your own, or consider a relaxing lunch cruise on the River Vltava. (BB) Day 4 | Prague | Bratislava | Budapest (2 Nights) Visit the Slovak capital Bratislava with its eclectic Gothic, Baroque and Art Deco architecture. Entering Hungary you arrive in Budapest on the banks of the River Danube. (BB) Hotel: Novotel Centrum Day 5 | Budapest Sightseeing and Free Time Your A  Local Expert shows you the sights of Budapest featuring views of the famous Chain Bridge, the UNESCO-listed Castle Hill district and a visit to the Fisherman’s Bastion. From there enjoy superb views across the Parliament and Danube below. Later, spend time exploring on your own or consider a guided tour of the Parliament. Tonight, experience a A Be My Guest Hungarian dinner with local specialities. (BB BG)

Day 7 | Vienna Sightseeing and Free Time Admire the Hofburg Palace, the former winter residence of the Hapsburg Dynasty during your enthralling sightseeing tour of Vienna with your A  Local Expert. See the grand State Opera House, and the Ringstrasse, a beautiful sweeping boulevard built in the 19th century to replace the city walls. View St. Stephen’s Cathedral, its ornate roof bearing the imperial emblem of the Hapsburgs. The afternoon is yours to explore the city’s many attractions. Later, you might like to attend a classical concert. (BB) Day 8 | Vienna | Wachau Valley | Salzburg Travel through the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley, one of the most beautiful river valleys in Europe. See the magnificent Melk Abbey, a masterpiece of baroque architecture, before reaching Salzburg. Meet your A  Local Expert for a walking tour of this musical city before sampling the delicious A  Local Speciality of Austrian cakes. Dine tonight at your hotel in the beautiful city of Salzburg. (BB D) Hotel: Holiday Inn Salzburg City Day 9 | Salzburg | Munich Your holiday ends in the Bavarian capital, Munich. On your return to this fascinating city you will have time to enjoy the numerous museums and beautiful gardens. This evening, join your companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner to celebrate the end of your holiday. (BB FD) Hotel: Hilton City Day 10 | Depart Munich Say ‘auf wiedersehen’ to Germany, your fellow travellers and Travel Director at the end of your exhilarating European experience! Transfers to Munich airport are available, conditions apply. (BB)

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discount and hotel. Prices and discounts will be confirmed in May 2014.

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TRIP NOTES WiFi: See page 80 for details. Airport transfers: On arrival to Munich Airport transfers will operate at 10am and 1pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Munich Airport at 9.30am. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 82–83. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 79. *Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Team for Land Only prices. Flights are subject to availability and price at time of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times extra nights may need to be purchased. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

Private door to door UK transfers Trafalgar includes return scheduled flights and complimentary private UK door to door airport transfers. See page 7 for details.

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Best of Germany The scenery of the Rhine, Black Forest and Bavarian Alps. The history of Heidelberg, Rothenburg and Frankfurt. The modernity of Munich and Berlin. This trip reveals Germany at its best. It’s Insider moments like… your first glimpse through Castle Liebenstein’s ramparts down to the villages and boats on the Rhine below, as you make your way up to the hillside fortress after your cruise along the river. Klaus Nickelig and his sister Anita excitedly share tales of the castle and the knights who lived there. Then they take you into their banqueting hall and kitchen to try their home-cooked ‘Reibekuchen’ potato cakes and marinated roasts with ‘knodel’ dumplings, as they share more of the castle’s legends.

Neuschwanstein Castle

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Frankfurt Welcome to Frankfurt! After check-in this afternoon, your Travel Director takes you on an orientation tour of the city’s dynamic financial centre and medieval Römerplatz. Tonight, meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception including a light meal and welcome drink. (WR) Hotel: Sheraton Offenbach

Reichstag Parliament

Day 2 | Frankfurt | Rhine Cruise | Cologne

It's iconic places City tour of Berlin. Orientation of Frankfurt, Cologne, Hamburg, Dresden, Nuremberg, Rothenburg, Munich and Heidelberg. Visit Hamelin, the Berlin TV Tower and Modlareuth Open Air Museum. Cruise along the River Rhine. View Neuschwanstein castle and Bavarian Alps. See the Lolerei Rock and the Wagner Festival Theatre in Bayreuth.

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Cruise along the mighty River Rhine from St. Goar, site of the famous Lorelei Rock, to Boppard. Pass the famous vineyards along the Rhine Valley before arriving in Cologne, Germany’s fourth largest city. View the impressive Gothic cathedral during your orientation of the city. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Lindner City Plaza Glockenspiel, Munich

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Hamelin

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Boppard 1 St. Goar Heidelberg

Rothenburg

Includes: 11 nights’ accommodation (9 hotels). 11 hot buffet breakfasts. 5 dinners (including Welcome Reception, Be My Guest, 2 three course dinners and Farewell Dinner). All transport shown. Flights and transfers included. All our featured inclusions shown on page 5.

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Day 3 | Cologne | Hamelin | Hamburg Drive through Lower Saxony and stop in Hamelin en route to Hamburg. Hamelin is a picturesque town of fairy-tale fame and is immortalised in poems by Goethe and Robert Browning. Later in Hamburg, see the main sights including the inner Alster Lake during an orientation tour with your Travel Director. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Ameron Day 4 | Hamburg | Berlin (2 Nights) Follow the valley of the River Elbe from Hamburg, across the former ‘Iron Curtain’ to the historic city of Berlin, your home for the next two nights. (BB) Hotel: Hilton Day 5 | Berlin Sightseeing and Free Time This morning enjoy a A  Unique Insight experience with fantastic 360° views of the city from the Berlin TV Tower. Marvel at the landmarks of the old East and West sections of Berlin during your sightseeing tour with a A  Local Expert. See the Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden Boulevard, the German State Opera House, Reichstag Building, Tiergarten and the shopping and entertainment district of Kurfürstendamm. Spend the rest of your day exploring on your own and shopping for souvenirs! (BB) Day 6 | Berlin | Dresden A short drive south brings you to Dresden - known as ‘Florence on the Elbe’. See the highlights of this astonishing Renaissance city including the Opera House and Zwinger Palace. Consider taking an in-depth look at the treasures of Dresden on a optional experience. (BB) Hotel: Pullman Newa Day 7 | Dresden | Modlareuth | Bayreuth | Nuremberg Visit the Modlareuth Open Air museum for an insight into ‘divided Germany’, see the differences between East and West Germany as well as parts of the original Berlin wall. In Bayreuth, admire the Wagner Festival Theatre before arriving in Nuremberg, where you see mighty ramparts, a bustling market place and St. Sebald’s Cathedral on your orientation tour of the city. (BB) Hotel: Maritim Nuremberg

Day 8 | Nuremberg | Rothenburg | Munich (2 Nights) Your Travel Director takes you on an orientation walk of Rothenburg, perhaps the most wellpreserved medieval town in Germany. Sights include half-timbered houses and the old town hall. Shop for wooden Christmas ornaments before following the Romantic Road through picturesque villages and pristine countryside to Munich, the lively capital of Bavaria. (BB) Hotel: Hilton City Day 9 | Munich Sightseeing and Free Time See the city’s landmarks on your orientation tour including the Olympic Stadium, Ludwigstrasse and Marienplatz, famous for its Glockenspiel. You could visit Munich’s fine museums or enjoy a walk in some of the beautiful city gardens. This evening, consider an optional experience to the Hofbräuhaus, the world’s most famous beer hall. (BB) Day 10 | Munich | Neuschwanstein | Black Forest Stop at Neuschwanstein to view King Ludwig’s fairy-tale 19th century castle. Admire the scenery as you drive through the hills and lakes of the Black Forest, famous for cuckoo clocks. Learn how this traditional A  Local Speciality is made during a demonstration of the craft. Tonight enjoy a A  Be My Guest experience deep in the heart of the Black Forest. (BB BG) Hotel: Maritim Titisee

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s  Alternative hotels: Departures may be accommodated in alternative locations.

All sightseeing and inclusions will remain as described.

TRIP NOTES WiFi: See page 80 for details. Airport transfers: On arrival to Frankfurt Airport transfers will operate at 9.30am, 12pm and 2.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Frankfurt Airport at 8am and 10am. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 82–83. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 79. *Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Team for Land Only prices. Flights are subject to availability and price at time of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times extra nights may need to be purchased.

Private door to door UK transfers Trafalgar includes return scheduled flights and complimentary private UK door to door airport transfers. See page 7 for details.

Day 11 | Black Forest | Heidelberg | Frankfurt A scenic drive brings you to the famous university town of Heidelberg built alongside the picturesque River Neckar. View Heidelberg Castle, one of the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps, as well as the Baroque style Old Town. Enjoy some free time for souvenir shopping before continuing on to Frankfurt. Tonight enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your travel companions as you celebrate the highlights of your trip. (BB FD) Hotel: Sheraton Offenbach Day 12 | Depart Frankfurt This morning, say ‘Auf Wiedersehen’ to your Travel Director and travelling companions as your memorable holiday comes to an end. Transfers to Frankfurt Airport are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

Cuckoo Clock, Black Forest KEY: A Insider Experience   WR Welcome Reception   FB Full Breakfast  BB Buffet Breakfast   L Lunch   D Dinner   RM Regional Meal   FD Farewell Dinner  BG Be My Guest Dining   DW Dinner with Wine

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Best of Switzerland Scenic lakeside towns, views of the Matterhorn and an Alpine journey to chic St. Moritz aboard the famous Bernina Express – this round-trip from Zurich shows off Switzerland at its best. It’s Insider moments like… watching Joelle Hostettler whip up a risotto from scratch in her garden, teaching you how to cook it the local way. And trying authentic antipasti from the Italian-speaking region of Switzerland. After Joelle and her husband Massimo have shown you around the family vineyard, you sit back with a glass of wine to soak up views over Lake Lugano. The risotto is served al fresco, with local sausage in pastry, and, as you linger over lunch, they bring out a seasonal fruit tart made from fruit grown in their garden.

Alpine scenery, Switzerland

Bernina Express, Switzerland

It's iconic places Orientation of Zurich and Lucerne. Visit the Federal capital Berne, the town of Evian, Montreux, the Castle of Chillon, Zermatt, Lugano, St. Moritz, Vaduz the capital of Liechtenstein, Interlaken and Brienz. View the Matterhorn and the Jungfrau mountains (weather permitting),  Lake Lugano, Lake Como, Chapel Bridge and Lion Monument in Lucerne.

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Sightseeing stops

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Zurich Welcome to Zurich, Switzerland’s financial centre. After check-in, see the charm and beauty of this beautiful lakeside city during an orientation. Later, meet your Travel Director and fellow travelling companions for a Welcome Reception and trip briefing. (WR) Hotel: Radisson Blu Airport Day 2 | Zurich | Berne | Montreux | Lake Geneva (Evian) Stop in Berne, the capital city of Switzerland en route to Lake Geneva. Visit the town of Montreux, famous for its Jazz festival, before enjoying a lakeside drive to Evian les Bains on the southern shores of Lake Geneva. (BB) Hotel: Hilton Evian Les Bains Day 3 | Lake Geneva (Evian) | Chillon | Zermatt This morning, visit the picturesque Chillon Castle immortalised by Lord Byron’s ‘Prisoner of Chillon’. Continue your journey to Zermatt, inaccessible by coach, ascend to the your hotel by electric mini-buses and taxis. (BB) Hotel: Alpen Resort Day 4 | Zermatt | Lugano Free Time Today leave Zermatt and views of the Matterhorn behind you as you travel to lakeside Lugano. Enjoy a delicious A  Be My Guest luncheon with a Swiss family in a small mountainside village. Then enjoy some free time to take in the scenery in Lugano. (BB BG) Hotel: Holiday Inn Day 5 | Lugano | Tirano | Bernina Express | St. Moritz (2 Nights) This morning, travel along the shores of Lake Lugano to the lakeside Italian town of Menaggio for beautiful views of Lake Como. Continue your journey back across the Swiss border and enter the Upper Engadine valley. Stop in the town of Tirano where you will join the Bernina Express. The Bernina line is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site in recognition of the stunning beauty and incredible engineering that this century-old line displays. Soak in the breath-taking scenery en route to the resort

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town of St. Moritz, your home for the next two nights. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB  D) Hotel: Laudinella Day 6 | St. Moritz Free Time

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Includes: 8 nights’ accommodation (6 hotels). 8 hot buffet breakfasts. Be My Guest lunch. 3 dinners (including Welcome Reception, three course dinner and Farewell Dinner). Flights and transfers included. All transport shown. All our featured inclusions shown on page 5.

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Enjoy a full day of leisure in this stylish resort town. Use your complimentary Mountain Pass for spectacular mountain-top views or perhaps follow the Roman’s example and ‘take the waters’ at one of the highest altitude therapeutic springs in Switzerland. (BB)

WiFi: See page 80 for details. Airport transfers: At the start of the trip, the Radisson Blu hotel is located at Zurich Airport for convenience, so guests can make their own way to the hotel from the Airport terminal. Return transfers will arrive at Zurich Airport on the last day of the trip at 8am from Lucerne. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early.

Day 7 | St. Moritz | Liechtenstein | Interlaken | Brienz | Lucerne (2 Nights)

For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 82–83.

Visit Vaduz, the capital city in the tiny country of Liechtenstein. Then travel to Interlaken which lies in the shadows of the Jungfrau Mountain between the lakes of Thun and Brienz. Stop for free time for lunch and a A  Local Speciality demonstration of wood carving before arriving in the lakeside town of Lucerne. (BB) Hotel: Grand Europe A Authentic Accommodation. Day 8 | Lucerne Sightseeing and Free Time View the Lion Monument and cross the iconic wooden Chapel Bridge to explore this picturesque town on the shore of Lake Lucerne. In your free time, perhaps take a cruise of the lake or explore the old city and shop for Swiss watches and chocolate. Tonight enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your fellow travellers and Travel Director. (BB FD) Day 9 | Lucerne | Depart Zurich Say farewell to Switzerland and your new found friends at the end of your alpine holiday. Transfers are available to Zurich airport. Conditions apply. (BB)

For extra nights’ accommodation see page 79. *Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Team for Land Only prices. Flights are subject to availability and price at time of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times extra nights may need to be purchased. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

Authentic Accommodation Grand Hotel Europe, Lucerne, Switzerland Taking you straight back to Switzerland’s elegant past, the appropriately named Grand Hotel Europe is a landmark in Lucerne. By the lake, it is our A Authentic Accommodation on many of the trips we take to this historic town.

Private door to door UK transfers Trafalgar includes return scheduled flights and complimentary private UK door to door airport transfers. See page 7 for details.

Please note: This trip will visit France and Italy for a short period. Some passport holders may require double entry visas. Please speak with your travel agent at time of booking to assess your specific requirements.

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Prague, Vienna & Budapest This relaxing look at three historic riverside cities gives you time to get an authentic inside view of their culture and traditions – an alternative to more obvious European capitals. It’s Insider moments like… settling in to each new city with the help of one of our local friends. They weave their personal stories and favourite sights into the famous icons you see, like Prague Castle, Budapest’s Fisherman’s Bastion and Vienna’s Hofburg Palace. There are quirky stories to enjoy while admiring the old masters at Vienna’s Museum of Fine Arts – we go before the general public is allowed in. It’s also about insider tastes, like being treated to traditional Hungarian Cuisine.

Fisherman's Bastion, Budapest

Viennese Food

It's iconic places City tours of Prague, Vienna and Budapest. Visit St. Vitus’ Cathedral and the Old Town Square of Prague, the old Hungarian capital of Esztorgom, the UNESCO listed Castle District, Fisherman’s Bastion in Budapest and the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna for a private visit. View the Presidential Palace, Old Town of Bratislava, the Hofburg Palace and Imperial Boulevards of Vienna.

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Prague, Czech Republic

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It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Prague (3 Nights) Welcome to the Golden city of Prague, renowned for its gleaming spires. Relax or take a leisurely stroll through this magnificent metropolis. In the evening, enjoy a Welcome Reception and evening drive with your travelling companions and Travel Director. (WR) Hotel: President Day 2 | Prague Sightseeing and At Leisure Explore Prague’s rich cultural and economic history during your Small Group Sightseeing guided walk with a A  Local Expert. Visit the monumental St. Vitus’ Cathedral in the precincts of Prague Castle. Admire the Astronomical Clock in the Old Town Square. See the atmospheric Charles Bridge, lined with Baroque statues. Discover the city at your own pace this afternoon. (BB) Day 3 | Prague At Leisure Plan your day and see the sights of your choice. You might like to spend time relaxing with a spa treatment or exploring the shops for Bohemian crystal. In the evening, you may want to consider dinner followed by the opera or a theatre show. (BB) Day 4 | Prague | Bratislava | Vienna (3 Nights) Travelling south from Prague you see Brno, site of Napoleon’s headquarters for the Battle of Austerlitz, his greatest victory. Pass the Presidential Palace and the quaint Old Town in Bratislava, capital of the Slovak Republic. Crossing into Austria you arrive in the imperial city of Vienna. Tonight, you might consider a visit to a Viennese Concert. (BB) Hotel: Am Konzerthaus Day 5 | Vienna Sightseeing and At Leisure This morning enjoy an exclusive A  Unique Insight with a guided visit to the Habsburgs royal collection of art and wonders before the doors are open to the general public. The spectacular Kunstkammer will be revealed in this private insider visit. Later view the Hofburg Palace, the official residence of the President of Austria and former home of the Hapsburg Dynasty, on your included sightseeing tour with a A  Local Expert. See other sights such as the Parliament Buildings, the magnificent Opera

House and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Spend the afternoon exploring this beautiful city. (BB) Day 6 | Vienna At Leisure Organise your day to reflect your interests. Consider visiting the beautiful Schönbrunn Palace. Or splash out on the Kärntnerstrasse, Vienna’s most famous shopping street. Don’t forget to treat yourself to coffee and Sachertorte in a typical Viennese coffee house! (BB) Day 7 | Vienna | Esztergom | Budapest (3 Nights) Drive along the Danube Bend, a narrow twisting valley in the pretty Carpathian Basin. View the cathedral, Castle Hill and St. Tamas Hill in Esztergom before you follow the river to Budapest. Tonight why not experience a scenic cruise with views of the city. (BB) Hotel: Hilton West End Day 8 | Budapest Sightseeing and At Leisure Your A Local Expert takes you on a fascinating walking tour of old Buda. Visit the Fisherman’s Bastion. View the Matthias Church. See the Great Synagogue, the largest in Europe. Drive to Pest to visit Heroes’ Square, featuring the Millennium Memorial. Enjoy free time shopping for Hungarian embroidery and fine porcelain. Tonight, enjoy a A  Be My Guest dinner of authentic cuisine at a local family-run restaurant and winery on the outskirts of the city. (BB BG) Day 9 | Budapest At Leisure Arrange your free day to suit yourself. Laze in one of the city’s Thermal Pools or take a leisurely lunch in the town square. This evening, celebrate the end of your trip with your fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant. (BB FD)

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TRIP NOTES WiFi: See page 80 for details. Airport Transfers: On arrival to Prague Airport transfers will operate at 9am, 11am and 1.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Budapest Airport at 7am and 11am. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 82–83. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 79. *Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Team for Land Only prices. Flights are subject to availability and price at time of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times extra nights may need to be purchased. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

Day 10 | Depart Budapest Say goodbye to your companions and Travel Director after an unforgettable trip. Transfers are provided to Budapest airport. Conditions apply. Important Visa Information: Visas may be required for this trip. Please speak to your travel agent at the time of booking to assess your specific requirements. Visas cannot be issued at borders in Europe.

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Regional

Scenic Scandinavia and its Fjords Dramatic fjords. Quaint ‘stave’ churches. Cosmopolitan capitals. Denmark, Norway and Sweden’s charm and traditions pack every moment of this beautiful trip, taken by rail, road and water. It’s Insider moments like… indulging in sour cream porridge with salty ‘spekemat’, dried pork and lamb, at a working farm in Bergen. Arriving for dinner, there’s time to explore with the owners or a farmhand, meet the animals and hear how Scandinavian farming has changed since their farm was set up by the Vikings. Also a pastry school, dessert combines Norwegian favourite ‘Kransekake-stenger’ cake with scoops of their own ice cream. Just days later, you’re far from farmland in the mountains of the Sognefjord, on the incredible Flam Railway.

Fjords, Norway

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Copenhagen (2 Nights) Welcome to Copenhagen! Unwind after check-in or spend time exploring Scandinavia’s liveliest city. This evening, meet your Travel Director and travelling companions for a Welcome Reception. You will then enjoy an evening drive - the perfect introduction to Copenhagen. (WR) Hotel: Marriott Day 2 | Copenhagen Sightseeing and Free Time Your A  Local Expert takes you on a fascinating sightseeing and walking tour in the vicinity of the Amalienborg Palace – an elegant quarter featuring 18th century buildings. In Copenhagen’s historic centre, view the 17th century Stock Exchange, the Christiansborg Palace and the Neo-Classical Cathedral. View the Little Mermaid – the statue inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s sad fairytale – sitting on a rock in the harbour. Later, perhaps visit the Tivoli Gardens. (SB)

Colourful Houses, Copenhagen

Day 3 | Copenhagen | Odense | Randers

It's iconic places City tours in Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm. Orientation of Bergen. Visit Odense where Hans Christian Anderson was born, Aalborg, Stavanger, the fjord of Sognefjord, Geiranger, the Stave Chuch at Lom, the Olympic town of Lillehammer, Hamar and Stockholm’s City Hall. View The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen, Haakon’s Hall in Bergen, the Geirangerfjord and Oslo’s Royal Palace.

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Cross the bridge to the Island of Funen and the town of Odense, Hans Christian Andersen’s birthplace. Continue across the Jutland Peninsula en route to Randers for an overnight stay. (SB) Hotel: Randers A Authentic Accommodation Day 4 | Randers | Stavanger Street scene, Stockholm

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Day 5 | Stavanger | Bergen (2 Nights) Your journey is spectacular as you island-hop from Stavanger, sailing across fjords and passing islands along this impressive coastline. Arrive later in Bergen, and experience the history of this picturesque city on your orientation tour. See the 13th century Haakon’s Hall and the bustling fish market. This evening enjoy a delicious A  Be My Guest dinner of Norwegian specialities. (SB BG) Hotel: Radisson Blu Norge Day 6 | Bergen Free Time Explore Norway’s most naturally beautiful city during your free day and consider an optional experience to the home of Norwegian composer, Edward Grieg. (SB) Day 7 | Bergen | Flam Railway | Sognefjord (Leikanger) From the ski resort of Voss take a train journey that ascends to nearly 3000 feet above sea level! Admire the scenery and ride on the famous Flåm railway for a A Unique Insight into one of the most exciting train journeys in the world! Appreciate breath-taking views of mountains and waterfalls, then cross the magnificent waters of Sognefjord to your hotel in Leikanger. (SB D) Hotel:  Sognefjord A Authentic Accommodation Day 8 | Sognefjord (Leikanger) | Geiranger (2 Nights) Follow the spectacular Sognefjord through incredible glacier country. Enjoy wonderful views of Geirangerfjord as you descend to Geiranger village. (SB) Hotel:  Geiranger A Authentic Accommodation Day 9 | Geiranger Free Time Spend the day surrounded by amazing scenery, relaxing and breathing clear mountain air. Perhaps take an optional experience along the Trolls’ Road and see Norways most famous mountain road, past tumbling cascades and fertile valleys. (SB D) Day 10 | Geiranger | Lom | Lillehammer A scenic drive from Geiranger brings you to Ottadalen to visit the traditional Stave Church at

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View the unusual Olympic ice rink beside the lake at Hamar. In Oslo, your A Local Expert takes you on a sightseeing tour of the medieval fortress of Akershus and the Royal Palace, finishing with a visit to the Vigeland Sculpture Park. Spend the rest of the day relaxing, shopping for unique souvenirs or perhaps visit the Fram Polar Ship Museum and Viking ship museum. (SB) Hotel:  Radisson Blu Scandinavia

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Day 13 | Stockholm Sightseeing and Free Time

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Admire this charming city during your sightseeing tour with a A  Local Expert. View the medieval Storkyrkan, Riddarholm Church and the Royal Palace. Explore the waterside City Hall where Nobel Prize banquets are held. Spend time later shopping in fashionable stores or consider an optional experience. Tonight, celebrate with your fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner. (SB FD) Day 14 | Depart Stockholm Say goodbye to Scandinavia as your memorable holiday draws to a close. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (SB)

Private door to door UK transfers Trafalgar includes return scheduled flights and complimentary private UK door to door airport transfers. See page 7 for details.

All sightseeing and inclusions will remain as described.

TRIP NOTES WiFi: See page 80 for details. Airport transfers: On arrival to Copenhagen Airport transfers will operate at 9am, 12pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Stockholm Airport at 7.30am and 11am. All prices are per person on a twin share basis.

For extra nights’ accommodation see page 79. *Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Team for Land Only prices. Flights are subject to availability and price at time of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times extra nights may need to be purchased.

Authentic Accommodation Sognefjord Hotel, Leikanger, Norway Right on Sognefjord, the A Authentic Accommodation we often use in Leikanger was built by an old retired seafarer. Now run by his children, he built Sognefjord Hotel so visitors could enjoy Norway’s most beautiful scenery too. Hotel Randers, Randers, Denmark One of the oldest hotels in Randers, history hits as you walk through the swing doors of the A Authentic Accommodation we usually stay in here. From original artwork to a VIP-rich guestbook, Hotel Randers has a unique charm. Hotel Geiranger, Geiranger, Norway Typical of Scandinavia’s contemporary design, the hotel we usually stay in on the Geiranger fjord is sleek and has an incredible waterfront spot, making Hotel Geiranger A Authentic Accommodation in both style and setting. KEY: A Insider Experience   WR Welcome Reception   FB Full Breakfast  BB Buffet Breakfast   L Lunch   D Dinner   RM Regional Meal   FD Farewell Dinner  BG Be My Guest Dining   DW Dinner with Wine

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Wonders of St. Petersburg & Moscow Russia’s two sides come face to face on this ‘twin city’ break. Starting in St. Petersburg and ending in the metropolis of Moscow, linked by high-speed train, it unites classic and modern. It’s Insider moments like… mingling with Russian dancers as you relax with canapés and drinks at St. Petersburg’s Theatre of Youth. Welcomed earlier by their Director, you’re able to chat with the dancers you saw performing on stage as you toured their beautiful theatre. Your visit helps fund their education – and the search for the next Nureyev. It’s the second encounter with Russia’s passion for opulent arts that day, after exploring its world-famous Hermitage Museum with guests.

Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Hermitage Museum

It's iconic places City tours of St. Petersburg and Moscow. Visit the Hermitage Museum for a sightseeing tour, the St. Peter and Paul Fortress and the Kremlin. View the Tsar’s Winter Palace, Nevsky Prospekt, St Isaac’s Cathedral and the statue of Peter the Great while in St. Petersburg. In Moscow view Red Square, St Basil’s Cathedral and the Walls of the Kremlin.

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St. Basil's Cathedral and the Kremlin, Moscow

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It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive St. Petersburg (4 Nights) Welcome to the magnificent city of St. Petersburg! Relax and unwind after your journey. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a Welcome Reception with a light dinner at your hotel. Then a short evening orientation drive will be the perfect introduction to this magnificent city. (WR) Hotel:  Courtyard Marriott Vasiliyevsky

Moscow is a cauldron of creativity and culture. The capital of Russia and the largest city in Europe, its metropolitan area is vast. Located on the Moskva River, Moscow is the country’s political, economic, religious and financial hub, and home to the largest number of billionaires in the world! (BB) Hotel: Marriott Tverskaya Day 6 | Moscow Sightseeing and At Leisure

Marvel at Red Square and St. Basil’s cathedral with its colourful domes with a A Local Expert. Enjoy a visit to the Kremlin, the fortified residence Admire the landmarks of St. Petersburg during of the Russian President. Afterwards there is your sightseeing tour with a A  Local Expert.  plenty of time to shop for souvenirs and explore View the Tsar’s Winter Palace, Nevsky Prospekt, the city on your own. (BB) St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the statue of Peter the Day 7 | Moscow At Leisure Great.   Explore the Peter and Paul Fortress on your included visit. Later  enjoy a unique A Be My Today is a full day at leisure to explore the Guest dining experience during your visit to the city further. Consider visiting one of the city’s museums or take an optional experience to St. Petersburg Theatre of Youth. (BB BG) Zagorsk, the largest religious and cultural centre Day 3 | Hermitage Museum Visit and in Russia. Tonight celebrate with your Travel St. Petersburg At Leisure Director and companions at a Farewell Dinner Today enjoy a Small Group Sightseeing visit in a local restaurant. (BB FD) Day 2 | St. Petersburg Sightseeing and At Leisure

to the Hermitage Museum to see one of the world’s largest and most valuable art collections. The museum occupies five impressive buildings on the banks of the River Neva in the heart of St. Petersburg. Featuring over 3 million artefacts, the collection represents the development of world culture and art from the stone age to the 20th century. The rest of the day is yours to explore the city. This evening, perhaps visit a theatre to see a Russian Folklore show. (BB)

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TRIP NOTES WiFi: See page 80 for details. Airport transfers: On arrival to St. Petersburg Airport transfers will operate at 11.30am, 2.30pm and 5pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport at 5am and 11am and at Moscow Domodedovo Airport at 5am and 1pm. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 82–83. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 79. *Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Team for Land Only prices. Flights are subject to availability and price at time of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times extra nights may need to be purchased. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

Day 8 | Depart Moscow Say goodbye to this unique country at the end of a remarkable trip of discovery. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) Important Visa Information: Visas will be required for this trip. Please speak to your Travel Agent at the time of booking to assess your specific requirements.

Day 4 | St. Petersburg At Leisure Consider joining an optional experience to visit the fabulous gardens and spectacular fountains of Peter the Great’s summer residence at Petrodvorets. (BB) Day 5 | St. Petersburg | High Speed Train | Moscow (3 Nights) After a hearty Russian breakfast enjoy some free time before taking a train trip towards the Russian capital. Arrive later in Moscow, your home for the next three nights. An ancient city full of remarkable architecture and monuments to fallen heroes and victorious battles,

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European Highlights Discovering six countries in seven days, this intimate introduction to Europe compares its big players, France and Germany, and their smaller neighbours, Switzerland and The Netherlands. It’s Insider moments like… smelling sawdust in the air as German clockmakers craft cuckoo clocks in front of you. A storybook setting in the Black Forest, the drive feels like it’s straight from the pages of a Hansel and Gretel pop-up book. And Bavarian stories are played out in the carvings of the clocks made in front of you – with their mechanisms, moving parts and musical cuckoo bellows. Often designed to look little Swiss chalets, it’s apt you’re sleeping in the Alpine town of Lucerne that night.

Arc de Triomphe, France

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | London | Amsterdam See the White Cliffs of Dover as you board your ferry to Calais. Travel through Belgium and later arrive in Amsterdam. During your orientation see Dam Square and the Mint Tower followed by a Welcome Reception on a scenic canal cruise including dinner and welcome drinks. (WR) Hotel: Mercure Amsterdam City

It's iconic places City tour of Paris. Orientation of Amsterdam, Heidelberg and Lucerne. Visit the Rhine Falls in Schaffhausen, the Lion Monument in Lucerne and the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Cruise along the River Rhine and the canals of Amsterdam. View the White Cliffs of Dover, the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and Opera House in Paris and the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne. See the Lorelei Rock,  Vineyards of Burgundy and the Somme Battlefields in France.

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Day 2 | Amsterdam | Rhine Cruise | Heidelberg

Rhine River, Germany

Travel across the German border to the Rhine Valley. Relax as you cruise along the River Rhine past terraced vineyards and medieval castles to St Goar. Pass the famous Lorelei Rock, named after a mermaid who lured fishermen to their deaths with her mesmerising song. In Heidelberg, view the red sandstone castle, one of the most important architectural

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structures north of the Alps, which towers above Germany’s oldest university town. (BB D) Hotel: Marriott Heidelberg Day 3 | Heidelberg | Schaffhausen | Lucerne (2 Nights) Drive into the enchanting Black Forest and stop for a A  Local Speciality cuckoo clock making demonstration. Visit the dramatic Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen, which is the largest waterfall in Europe. Arrive later in Switzerland with its alpine scenery and enjoy magnificent views across Lake Lucerne. (BB) Hotel: Grand Europe A Authentic Accommodation Day 4 | Lucerne Orientation and Free Time Walk across the 14th century Chapel Bridge on your morning orientation. Visit the solemn Lion Monument, commemorating the massacre of Swiss Guards in 1792. Spend the afternoon shopping in the old town for Swiss chocolates. Consider an optional experience up a local mountain for panoramic views. (BB) Day 5 | Lucerne | Burgundy Wine Region | Paris (2 Nights) See the changing landscape as you travel into France, through Alsace and across the Maginot Line. Continue through the Burgundy countryside − one of the country’s main wine producing regions, famous for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grape varieties. This evening you may decide to take an optional experience to see a famous Parisian Cabaret. (BB) Hotel: Evergreen Laurel

SWITZERLAND Day 6 | Paris Sightseeing and Free Time Your A  Local Expert shows you the sights, including views of the Champs Élysées, the Arc de Triomphe and the magnificent Opera House, designed by Charles Garnier and opened in 1875. Ascend to the second level of the Eiffel Tower by elevator. Celebrate in the evening with your fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant. (BB FD) Day 7 | Paris | London After breakfast say ‘au revoir’ to Paris.  Cross the infamous Somme battlefields and catch a glimpse of the Canadian War Memorial at Vimy Ridge. In Calais board a ferry to Dover, continuing to London by coach where your wonderful European holiday comes to an end. (BB)

Authentic Accommodation Grand Hotel Europe, Lucerne, Switzerland Taking you straight back to Switzerland’s elegant past, the appropriately named Grand Hotel Europe is a landmark in Lucerne. By the lake, it is our A Authentic Accommodation on many of the trips we take to this historic town.

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TRIP NOTES WiFi: See page 80 for details. Your London Hotel: Cumberland For rates and full details please see page 79. This trip ends at our London Reception Centre or the above hotel, providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. London Airport Shuttle: Service available to purchase, conditions apply. See page 80 for details. All prices are per person on a twin share basis.

Optional Eurostar Experience Consider extending your holiday by taking the Eurostar and spending one night at a centrally located London hotel. Travel from Paris to London by high-speed Eurostar train. This extension includes a standard class Eurostar ticket, a transfer to the station in Paris and to your hotel in London as well as one night’s hotel accommodation in London. Day 7  Paris | Eurostar | London Day 8  Depart London You are transferred to Paris Gare du Nord station where you board the Eurostar train to London. The journey time to London St. Pancras International is 2 hours and 15 minutes. On arrival in London you are transferred to your hotel. (BB) Hotel: The Cumberland

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 82–83. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 79. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

Enjoy an English breakfast at the end of your holiday. (FB) From £280 per person twin share KEY: A Insider Experience   WR Welcome Reception   FB Full Breakfast  BB Buffet Breakfast   L Lunch   D Dinner   RM Regional Meal   FD Farewell Dinner  BG Be My Guest Dining   DW Dinner with Wine

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European Traveller A taste of the world’s most romantic cities, this eight day encounter with Europe isn’t just for couples; it shows unseen sides of iconic emblems like the Eiffel Tower and Venetian canals. It’s Insider moments like… hearing your echoing footsteps, and perhaps even Italian choral voices, as you enter the cool cavernous basilica in the Vatican City. Standing before Michelangelo’s Pietà, the goose bumps could be coming from the chill of the setting or from sensing you’re standing by a sculpture which is more than 500 years old. Hearing why it’s the only work its Renaissance creator ever signed, our friend in the Vatican can also share the ins and outs of this strange secret country – the smallest nation in the world.

Colosseum, Italy

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | London | Paris (2 Nights) This morning leave London and travel to the White Cliffs of Dover before crossing the Channel to Calais. Pass by the First World War battlefields of the Somme and arrive in the beautiful city of Paris. Enjoy a Welcome Reception with dinner in the evening with your fellow travellers and Travel Director. Later an orientation drive will show you some of the sights which await you - a perfect introduction to your magical holiday! (WR) Hotel: Pullman La Defense/Radisson Boulogne

Eiffel Tower, France

It's iconic places City tour of Paris, Florence and Rome. Orientation of Lucerne and Venice. Visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris and St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. View the White Cliffs of Dover, the Champs Élysées and Arc de Triomphe in Paris, Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne and St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice. See the Somme Battlefields and the Vineyards of Burgundy.

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Day 2 | Paris Sightseeing and Free Time

Ponte Vecchio, Italy

Drive along the famous Champs Élysées to view the Arc de Triomphe, beneath which lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Your sightseeing tour with a A Local Expert includes a trip up the Eiffel Tower to the second level for breathtaking views of the city. Spend the afternoon visiting the sights of your choice.

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Perhaps take an optional experience to the Louvre to see the Mona Lisa. (BB) Day 3 | Paris | Lucerne See the sprawling vineyards of Auxerrois and Burgundy as you journey south, passing the medieval castle of Châteauneuf. Cross the border into Switzerland where the scenery is a kaleidoscope of colour. Admire the beautiful Lake Lucerne. Walk across the 14th century wooden Chapel Bridge and view the emotive Lion of Lucerne during your afternoon orientation. (BB D) Hotel: Grand Europe Day 4 | Lucerne | St. Gotthard | Venice Travel the scenic St. Gotthard Region through the Alps and cross the border at Chiasso into Italy. Catch a glimpse of the Italian Lake Region, a popular retreat for aristocrats since Roman times. Pass Verona and arrive later in Venice, Queen of the Adriatic. (BB  DW) Hotel:  Novotel Venezia Mestre Day 5 | Venice Orientation | Florence Your private motor launch takes you to St. Mark’s Square to view the Bridge of Sighs and the Doge’s Palace. Witness a A  Local Speciality glass-blowing demonstration at one of the oldest workshops on the island, then spend your free time discovering Venice’s hidden gems. Afterwards, cross the Apennine Mountains to Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance and your home for the night. (BB) Hotel: Grand Mediterraneo Day 6 | Florence Sightseeing | Rome (2 Nights) Your A  Local Expert reveals a wealth of fascinating insights during your guided walk around Florence, a city with a rich Renaissance history. View the marble Duomo engineered by Brunelleschi and the magnificent doors of the Baptistery. Admire the Ponte Vecchio which spans the River Arno and marvel at the impressive sculptures and stunning palazzi in the city. Shop for 18-carat gold jewellery and the finest Italian leather goods before heading to Rome, the last stop on your trip. (BB) Hotel:  Executive Style/Domus Mariae Palazzo Carpegna

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Your A  Local Expert takes you on a tour of St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City, one of the largest and most significant churches in the Christian world. Here you will view Michelangelo’s Renaissance masterpiece, the Pietà. Perhaps consider an optional experience to the Sistine Chapel. View the Roman Forum and see the Colosseum, site of ancient gladiatorial contests and public events. Spend time this afternoon visiting the sights of your choice. Make sure to capture a magic moment as you toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain. This evening, join your travelling companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant. (BB FD) Day 8 | Depart Rome Say ‘arrivederci’ to Rome and your travelling companions, and return home with memories you will cherish for years to come. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) TRIP NOTES Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided experience in Europe. WiFi: See page 80 for details. London Airport Shuttle: Service available to purchase, conditions apply. See page 80 for details. Airport transfers: Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7am and 9.30am.

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Your London Hotel: Park Plaza County Hall

for these departures. Join us in Europe to celebrate the Festive Season!

For rates and full details please see page 79. This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the above hotel, providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar.

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All prices are per person on a twin share basis. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 82–83. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 79. *Visit www.trafalgar.com or call our Reservations Team for Land Only prices. Flight is subject to availability and price at time of booking and supplements may apply. Dependent on flight times extra nights may need to be purchased. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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Private door to door UK transfer Trafalgar includes one way scheduled flight and complimentary private UK door to door airport transfer. See page 7 for details.

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European Whirl A bestseller for a reason, this journey around Europe’s most popular countries and cities brings together the best of its history, scenery, legends, locals and experiences. It’s Insider moments like… staying at the historic Grand Europe Lucerne in an exclusive lakeside town in Switzerland. Built more than 140 years ago, to cash in on the arrival of the Gotthard Railway station which never arrived, you step inside and get an authentic taste of life in 19th century Lucerne. You feel a similar whirl of history as you walk over the town’s 14th century Chapel Bridge or stand in front of the Lion Monument – and when you eat real Swiss chocolate, first created in the 17th century but now a timeless tradition.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | London | Eurostar | Brussels | Amsterdam This morning, meet your Travel Director before travelling to London’s St. Pancras International to board the Eurostar for a high-speed train journey to Brussels. Continue by luxury coach to Amsterdam. During your orientation of Amsterdam, see Dam Square and the Mint Tower before joining your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception dinner cruise. Enjoy splendid views from your glasstopped boat as you cruise along the city’s canals. (WR) Hotel: Mercure Amsterdam City Day 2 | Amsterdam | Rhine Cruise | Heidelberg | Rhineland

Paris, France

It's iconic places City tour of Rome, Florence and Paris. Orientation of Amsterdam, Heidelberg, Munich, Innsbruck, Venice and Lucerne. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome and the Eiffel Tower in Paris. View the White Cliffs of Dover, the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne and St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice. Cruise along the River Rhine and the canals of Amsterdam. See the  Lorelei Rock, the Vineyards of Burgundy and the Somme Battlefields.

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Travel via Arnhem along the Ruhr and Rhine valleys. Enjoy picturesque scenery all the way to Boppard, where an included cruise takes you past vine-clad hills and crumbling medieval castles to St. Goar. See the famous Lorelei Rock, named after a siren who lured fishermen to their deaths with spellbinding songs. Later enjoy views of the red sandstone castle towering above Heidelberg. (BB  D) Hotel:  Mercure am Rathaus Day 3 | Rhineland | Munich | Innsbruck Crossing the Swabian Alps arrive in Munich, the capital of Bavaria, for an orientation drive including the Olympic Stadium and City Hall. View the Glockenspiel on Marienplatz. A short drive through splendid scenery and across the Austrian border brings you to Innsbruck where you will enjoy a walk through the town.

Admire the architecture including the Hofburg and the Golden Roof and shop for Alpine souvenirs. You might consider experiencing traditional Tyrolean entertainment this evening. (BB) Hotel: Hilton Innsbruck Day 4 | Innsbruck | Venice Drive along the Brenner Pass into Italy and across the Dolomite Mountains. Arrive in the enchanting city of Venice. Cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square, viewing the Bridge of Sighs and the Doge’s Palace along the way. Visit a traditional glass-blowing workshop for a A  Local Speciality demonstration, then spend the afternoon exploring the sights of your choice. Finish an eventful day with dinner at your hotel. (BB DW) Hotel: Novotel Venezia Mestre Day 5 | Venice | Rome (2 Nights) South across the Veneto plain, you pass by Bologna and over the dramatic Apennine Mountains, continuing into the Lazio region to Rome, the Eternal City. (BB) Hotel: Domus Mariae Palazzo Carpegna Day 6 | Rome Sightseeing and Free Time Your sightseeing begins with a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica − the most significant Christian church in the world − to view Michelangelo’s Renaissance masterpiece, the Pietà. In ancient Rome, view the Forum and see the Colosseum with your A Local Expert. Spend the rest of the day exploring or perhaps take an optional experience to see the Sistine Chapel inside the Vatican Museums. (BB)

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Day 7 | Rome | Florence From Rome travel north into Tuscany, through rolling countryside and along the valley of the River Arno to Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance. Discover the city’s rich artistic and medieval history with your A Local Expert. Visit the Piazza della Signoria with its impressive sculptures and stunning palazzi. Marvel at the Baptistery and the multimarble Duomo, with its dome designed by Brunelleschi. Enjoy dinner this evening at the hotel. (BB DW) Hotel: Grand Hotel Mediterraneo Day 8 | Florence | Gotthard Drive | Lucerne (2 Nights) Drive via picturesque Italian Lakes and across the Alps into Switzerland. Spend the next two nights in the beautiful lakeside town of Lucerne. (BB D) Hotel: Grand Hotel Europe Day 9 | Lucerne Orientation and Free Time View the Lion Monument during your morning orientation. Created to commemorate the heroism of Swiss Guards who defended Louis XVI in Paris in 1792, Mark Twain described it as ‘the most moving piece of stone in the world’. Walk along the 14th-century covered Chapel Bridge, crossing the River Reuss. Don’t miss the opportunity to take an exciting mountain excursion with breathtaking views. Later there is time to shop for Swiss souvenirs including watches and chocolates. (BB) Day 10 | Lucerne | Paris (2 Nights) Pass Basel and cross the border into France this morning. In every direction, vineyards and picturesque villages provide a memorable backdrop for your journey. Consider an optional experience this evening to a famous Parisian Cabaret. (BB) Hotel: Evergreen Laurel Day 11 | Paris Sightseeing and Free Time See all the famous sights during your morning sightseeing tour with a A  Local Expert. View the Champs Élysées, Place de la Concorde and the Arc de Triomphe. Ascend to the second level of the Eiffel Tower for a breathtaking view of the city. Spend the rest of the day exploring the sights that interest you. Perhaps take an optional experience to the Palace of Versailles, the Chateau built by Louis XIV the Sun King of

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France. This evening, celebrate with your Travel Director and travelling companions at a Farewell Dinner in a local bistro. (BB FD) Day 12 | Paris | London Cross the Somme and pass the First World War battlefields at Vimy Ridge as you drive towards the coast. In Calais board a ferry to Dover and travel on to London by coach where your journey of discovery ends. (BB)

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Your London Hotel: Copthorne Tara For rates and full details please see page 79. This trip starts and ends at our London Reception Centre or the above hotel, providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early.

All sightseeing and inclusions will remain as described.

& Spring brochure. Hotels and inclusions may vary slightly. Please enquire at time of booking.

n  Winter Departures (WWWH): Please note, these departures are subject to

change in price, discount and hotel. Prices and discounts will be confirmed in May 2014.

H  Festive Celebrations: Christmas and New Year Celebrations have been

arranged for these departures. Join us in Europe to celebrate the Festive Season!

For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 82–83. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 79. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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

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Trafalgar’s London Reception Centre At your service Our London Reception Centre is your point of contact for all holidays that start in London. Drop in and take advantage of our services and facilities: •L  ocal Hosts – our knowledgeable Hosts will help you with any holiday query •B  ooking service for London sightseeing and attractions – save time with priority entry to the city’s famous attractions (where applicable) • Free Internet access •C  urrency Pack – packs with enough currency to get you started in each country of your trip are available to buy from your Travel Director at the Reception Centre on the morning you depart for Europe

Hospitality Service Our Local Hosts also visit your hotel daily, if your

accommodation has been booked through Trafalgar check the hotel noticeboard or ask the concierge for visiting hours. Your Host will provide departure information, help you book London sightseeing trips and tickets and assist you in any way they can. Summer opening hours (April 9 - October 24, 2014) Sunday to Thursday 5am-7pm Friday & Saturday 5am-8pm Winter opening hours (October 25, 2014 - April 8, 2015) Monday to Friday 7am-7pm Contact details Address: 79 York Road, London SE1 7NJ Tel: +44 (0) 207 620 8900 General email: London.24x7@travcorpuk.com City Breaks email: City.Breaks@travcorpuk.com

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 All your details are kept secure and we will not share your information with third parties.

Things to know before you go Passports & 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. You will also find information about visa requirements at www.trafalgar.com (go to ‘FAQs’ in the top menu bar). 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 about 21 days before your departure.

Know before you go guides

Group Holidays Customised 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 Make a group booking for friends or club members on one of our regular brochure holidays and get great savings. If 9 or more people travel together, Trafalgar offers various discount deals based on the number of people in the group. A group allocation means fixed prices and assured seats. Restrictions apply – see page 83 for full details.

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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.

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 54,000* trees per year and reducing landfill waste that produces harmful greenhouse gases. In addition, the paper used is rated “Excellent” by the World Wildlife Federation’s (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 Defense Network

Extend your stay in Europe We offer exclusive discounted rates (below) to help you extend your stay at the hotel where your holiday starts or ends. Ask your travel agent to make the reservation when you book your Trafalgar holiday – you’ll find the hotel details on your holiday’s itinerary page. Transfers are not included when you extend your stay with this offer, but Trafalgar can provide airport/hotel transfers (see table below for prices). City Athens

Hotel (£)

Single

Twin

London Hotels (£)

Transfer

Athenaeum Intercontinental

184

111

Transfer Inc.

Divani Palace Acropolis

151

89

Transfer Inc.

Metropolitan

145

91

Transfer Inc.

Barcelona

U232 Hotel*

143

91

54

Budapest

Hilton Budapest West End

132

78

32

Casablanca

Sheraton Casablanca*†

105

65

40

Copenhagen

Marriott

197

113

79

Dublin

Camden Court

120

86

43

Frankfurt

Sheraton Offenbach*

86

59

61

Lisbon

HF Fenix Urban

85

62

22

VIP Gran Lisboa

104

66

22

Lucerne

Grand Europe

174

123

162#

Madrid

NH Eurobuilding

135

82

54

Single*

Twin*

Triple †

165

97

N/A

141 167 187 140

89 102 122 96

86 99 119 93

128

95

92

165 181 181 209

95 103 103 117

92 100 100 114

158 195 166 166

91 110 95 95

89 107 93 93

Copthorne Tara 15/03/14 to 10/01/115 Cumberland 21/03/14 to 22/04/14 23/04/14 to 31/10/14, Sun to Mon 23/04/14 to 31/10/14, Tue to Sat 01/11/14 to 14/12/14 Hilton Kensington 12/04/14 to 09/11/14 Park Plaza County Hall 27/03/14 to 30/04/14 01/05/14 to 10/11/14 Fri to Mon 01/07/14 to 01/09/14 Tue to Thu 01/05/14 to 30/06/14, 02/09/14 to 10/11/14 Tue to Thu Park Plaza Riverbank 27/03/14 to 30/04/14 01/05/14 to 30/06/14, 02/09/14 to 11/11/14 Tue to Thu 01/05/14 to 11/11/14 Fri to Mon 01/07/14 to 01/09/14 Tue to Thu

Rafael Atocha

118

72

54

Vincci Soma

132

85

54

NH Touring

114

78

79

Novotel Milano Ca Granda

98

71

79

Moscow

Marriott Tverskaya

234

143

50

Munich

Hilton City*

130

86

72

Cairo:

Prague

President Hotel Prague

143

84

32

Rome

Cardinal St Peter

158

118

36

Domus Mariae Palazzo Carpegna

135

96

36

Fairmont Heliopolis Low: 01/04/14 To 13/04/14, 26/04/14 To 31/10/14 High: 14/04/14 To 25/04/14

Executive Style Hotel*

151

106

36

Grand Hotel Palatino

201

137

36

Milton Roma

163

118

36

Il Cantico

187

141

36

Sheraton Golf Parco dè Medici

130

98

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restricted, they are generally more suitable for two adults and one child, rather than three adults. Pick-ups: For London-starting holidays, you’ll be picked up for departure if you are staying at our suggested London hotel (see itinerary page for details) and if this accommodation has been reserved through Trafalgar. Guests staying in other hotels are required to make their way to our London Reception Centre on the departure morning.

Milan

Una Hotel Roma

187

132

36

Stockholm

Clarion

163

104

94

St. Petersburg

Courtyard Marriott Vasilievsky

234

143

47

Venice

Boscolo Bellini*

190

134

101

Continental*

200

150

101

Principe

233

149

101

Radisson Blu Hotel Zurich Airport

137

87

N/A

Zurich

Country

City

Hotel (£)

Egypt

Cairo

Fairmont Heliopolis

Turkey

Istanbul

Hotel seasons Ramses Hilton

Low: 09/04/14 To 13/04/14, 26/04/14 To 30/06/14, 22/07/14 To 30/09/14 High: 14/04/14 To 25/04/14, 01/07/14 To 21/07/14, 01/10/14 To 31/10/14

*Prices are per person per night, based on twin room accommodation with private facilities. The price includes a full breakfast daily, hotel taxes and service charges. †Triple rooms often feature one foldaway bed and a double bed. As space can be

Airport transfers: We can provide transfers from London’s Heathrow Airport to your Trafalgar London hotel for £23 per person per single trip to/from Heathrow Airport. You will be picked up and dropped off at a time to meet your flight.

Single Room L H 128

159

Ramses Hilton

120

Radisson Blu Sisli

188

Twin Room L H

TransferPer Person

81

96

Transfer Inc.

145

77

89

Transfer Inc.

-

117

-

Transf er Inc.

All prices are per person per night, based on twin room accommodation with private facilities. The price includes continental or buffet breakfast daily (excluding hotels in Ireland, hotels in Britain outside of London, and Scandinavia, where full national breakfasts are served), hotel taxes and service charges. Chargeable transfer prices are per person one way. Flight information must be provided to Trafalgar at the time of booking and no fewer than 21 days before flight departure. Chargeable transfers are by car or minibus; you will be met after clearing customs and escorted to your vehicle. *Seasonal supplements apply. † Certain days of the week attract a supplement. #To Zurich Airport. **To Milan Malpensa Airport. † †To/From Brussels Airport. Please note: Trafalgar will not be responsible for any missed or unused transfers for any reason.

The Travel Corporation We’re a proud member of The Travel Corporation, a family business run by four generations for the past nine decades. Dedicated to sharing their love of travel with guests, through their 25 travel brands, you get the confidence of travelling with a strong, reliable and focused name but the intimacy and integrity of a family brand. Find out more at www.TheTravelCorporation.com

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Airport transfers Private door to door UK airport transfers

Transfers In Europe All Trafalgar guests receive complimentary arrival and departure transfers by shuttle bus on the arrival and departure days of their itinerary at the times specified on the individual itinerary pages. Any guests whose flight times do not coincide with the shuttle bus transfer timings may choose to book and purchase a transfer. Additionally, guests arriving before or leaving after the scheduled itinerary day may also book and purchase a transfer through Trafalgar providing that they also purchase the additional pre and post trip hotel night(s) from Trafalgar (see opposite page for details and prices). Trafalgar bonus in the Eastern Mediterranean region! Trafalgar is pleased to offer complimentary airport transfers at any time either on the first or last day of the holiday or on other days in conjunction with pre and post trip accommodation booked through Trafalgar. Flight information must be provided to Trafalgar no fewer than 21 days prior to departure. Once transfers are booked they cannot be changed for any reason. Trafalgar only includes one inbound and one outbound transfer. In the event of flight delays outside of Trafalgar’s control, the transfers will be deemed to be cancelled. There are no refunds available for missed transfers or guests not using this service.

London Departures If your holiday starts and finishes in London we are happy to offer you a complimentary voucher for your transfer to London with our partners National Express. Your voucher entitles you to a return journey from a choice of a thousand pick up points throughout the UK to London Victoria Coach Station. For full details please enquire at time of booking.

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 our UK and City Breaks holidays.

Booking Conditions and other Important Information Large print version is available at: www.trafalgar.com PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION FEES SUMMARY INFORMATION

LAND ONLY GUIDED HOLIDAYS Deposit Required £100 Final Payment 45 days No. of days: 45 days and over 44 - 22 days 21 - 8 days 7 - 1 days Day of departure / No Show

Penalty Deposit 25% 30% 50% 100%

YOUR GUIDED HOLIDAY BOOKING Your agreement is with Trafalgar Tours Limited (“Trafalgar”), Company Number 50679, a company registered in Guernsey whose registered office address is Picquet House, South Esplanade, St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands GY1 1AF. A contract will come into existence between us when you make a reservation with us. All contracts with Trafalgar are made subject to the terms of these booking conditions and are governed by English law and the jurisdiction of the English Courts, you may however, choose the jurisdiction of Scotland or Northern Ireland if you wish to do so. The invalidity of any provisions herein shall not affect the validity of any other provisions. The agreement shall be construed as though the invalid provision was not contained herein and was replaced with an enforceable provision as similar as possible to the original provision. Disclaimer: Travel is personal and each individual’s goals and experiences may differ. Trafalgar will not be bound by, or liable for, any description, representation or warranty made by any independent third party sales representative, travel agent, or other person or entity relating to any holiday offered by Trafalgar. Departure Date: The departure date is the date indicated on the Trafalgar confirmation. WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE GUIDED HOLIDAY PRICE Private Door to Door: See page 80 for full terms and conditions. Inter-city Travel: By private motorcoach, trains and ferries (see itineraries). Air Transportation: International flights from or to London and your holiday gateway city are included in the total price (flight are not included for itineraries starting or ending in London). Intra-tour flights are only included as detailed on specific itinerary. Please note flight supplements may apply subject to airline availability at time of booking. Guided Holiday: By air-conditioned luxury motorcoaches. Please note that on some Regional holidays and London sightseeing, including the Middle East and Morocco air-conditioned motorcoaches without toilet facilities are used. If due to circumstances beyond our control

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GUIDED HOLIDAYS WITH LOUIS CRUISES Deposit Required £100 Final Payment 45 days No. of days: 45 days and over 44 - 22 days 21 - 8 days Less than 7 days Day of departure / No Show

Penalty Deposit 25% 50% 100% 100%

coaches are used otherwise than as advertised, a refund of £7 per person will be made. Hotel Accommodation: Prices are per person, based on two persons sharing a two-bed room with private bath or shower. Triple rooms may be available on selected holidays in limited numbers. Triple rooms will often feature one foldaway bed plus one double bed. Three adults may find these rooms small and suitcase space slightly restricted. They are generally more suitable for two adults and one child. Every effort has been made to reserve two-bed rooms; however, on some occasions, rooms with one bed may be the only choice available. These rooms will be allocated to single travellers and couples first; other rooms may feature a single bed and rollaway bed, murphy bed or sleeper sofa. A limited number of twin-shared rooms are available with our Guaranteed Room Share service. Special room requests (smoking/ non-smoking, adjacent, connecting or lower-floor rooms, as examples) must be made at time of booking. Special room requests are not guaranteed and are based on availability at time of check-in. Many hotels are 100% smoke-free, including guest rooms, restaurants, lounges, meeting rooms, public spaces, and employee work areas. Smoking in a non-smoking room may result in a fine. Substitute hotels may be used sometimes. We try to use hotels of similar standard. Hotel Frequent Traveller programme points are not earned with hotels on Trafalgar holidays. Cruises: Per person prices are based on two persons sharing a cabin with two berths, private shower and toilet. A limited number of single cabins are available at an extra cost. On Nile cruises, triple rooms are not available. Free WiFi Internet Service: Complimentary WiFi service is available in many Trafalgar hotel guestrooms. When such a service is not available complimentary WiFi will be available in the public areas of most hotels. In most countries complimentary WiFi is also provided on-board the coaches. The WiFi on the coaches uses the mobile phone network and as a result the connection will be slower than standard broadband and at times may not be available. In some countries this service will not be available. Please note that it is not available on City Breaks or when the

main Trafalgar coach is not being used, such as on transfer coaches and other local coach services. For further information please refer to the Trafalgar website. Travel Director: Guided holidays are conducted in English by a professional Travel Director. On City Breaks there may be a Local Host instead of a Travel Director. In Egypt, only itineraries of 10 people or more will be guided by a Trafalgar Travel Director. In Turkey and Israel vacations/holidays are conducted by a Local Guide. In the unlikely event that there are fifteen guests or less travelling on a departure, Trafalgar reserves the right to operate this departure on an individual basis with private transfers and individual arrangements. Please refer to the individual guided holiday. Pre or post itinerary extensions are operated on a locally hosted basis using regular English-speaking local guide services. Meals: Meals are included as detailed on itineraries. Sightseeing: Experiences, entrance fees and English-speaking guide (when required) are included as detailed in the itinerary pages. Transfers: Between airports, hotels, railway stations and piers are included as indicated on each guided holiday itinerary. There will be no refund for missed or unused airport transfers. If your flight is cancelled or changed by the airline and no longer meets the transfer times, chargeable transfers will be at an additional cost to the guest. Porterage: Baggage handling of one suitcase per person, at each guided holiday hotel and porter service at airports, hotels, railway stations and piers are included as indicated on each guided holiday itinerary (please see ’Airport Transfers’ section for further details). There will be no refund for missed or unused airport transfers. Due to limited coach capacity, a single bag is allowed with dimensions not exceeding 30”x18”x10” (76x46x25cm) and weight not exceeding 50 lbs (23kg). Airlines may impose stricter weight and size limits for luggage and may also charge fees for checked baggage, including the first checked bag. Please check with your airline(s) directly for their most current baggage regulations and related fees. Trafalgar is not responsible for additional fees imposed by air carriers regarding baggage. US$6 or local currency equivalent per travelling day will be collected by the Travel Director if a second piece of baggage is permitted to be carried, or if suitcase exceeds weight or size limits. This is not assurance that luggage in excess of limits on size, weight and number of pieces will be permitted on the coach. Carry-on/hand luggage is restricted to one piece per person, not exceeding 12”x11”x6” (30x28x14 cm) to fit under your coach seat or in the small overhead compartment. Carry-on/hand luggage handling is the responsibility of each guest and must be taken on and off the motorcoach by you each day of the guided holiday. Carryons with telescopic handles and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartments or under seats and, therefore, cannot be accepted as carry-on luggage. Trafalgar and Trafalgar’s affiliated entities shall not be liable for loss or damage to baggage or any guest’s belongings. Guests should immediately report lost items to the Travel Director who will assist in completing a lost property form that can be used for an insurance claim.

Trafalgar cannot assist in locating lost items after the guest disembarks or completes the Trafalgar holiday. Tips/Gratuities: Tips/gratuities are included for services on the guided holiday provided by dining-room waiters, chambermaids and porters at hotels, airports and docks. NOT INCLUDED IN THE GUIDED HOLIDAY PRICE Additional fees charged by airlines such as checked and/or excess baggage, additional fuel surcharges, seat selections and any other services; passport and visa fees; insurances of all kinds; tips/gratuities to Travel Directors, Motorcoach Drivers and Local Experts, Guides or Hosts; laundry; phone calls; minibar; beverages and meals not detailed in the itinerary; optional experiences; and all items of a personal nature. Additional taxes and surcharges may be collected by foreign governmental and non-governmental entities. The price does not cover costs and expenses, including your return home, if you leave the guided holiday whether at your own volition, due to illness, action by any government or other reason. This list is illustrative and not a complete list of every item not included. Local, inter-island and connecting flights to/from London at the start or end of the tour are not included in the total price. RESERVATIONS & PAYMENTS When you make a booking, you must pay a deposit. This will consist of the amount for the international flight element of your holiday (see Air Arrangements for further details), together with the amount for the land and/or cruise element of your holiday as detailed in the summary table. 1. Your guided holiday will be confirmed by Trafalgar after receipt of a non-refundable, non-transferable deposit as detailed in the summary table. We reserve the right to refuse a booking without giving any reason and shall in that event return any deposit received. The deposit you have paid will only be refundable in the circumstances set out in these booking terms and conditions. This deposit forms part of your final payment. On certain departures, deposits may be required to hold seats at the time of booking. 2. Final payment for your land reservation will be due prior to departure no later than as detailed in the summary table. 3. Payment in full will be required at time of booking for reservations made less than 45 days prior to departure date. 4. Trafalgar reserves the right to cancel the reservation and impose cancellation charges if any payment is not received as detailed in the summary table above. Trafalgar will not be responsible for lost land and air reservations. 5. Credit Card Bookings: Trafalgar must be provided with your credit card number when making your reservation directly with us. Verbal confirmation authorises processing the charge on your credit card. The reservation is not confirmed until the credit card transaction is completed. For security purposes, we collect the guest’s credit card billing address and customer verification code. Please note that Trafalgar does not charge any additional fees when using a Credit Card. 6. Any special meal requirements must be provided at time of booking

and are received on a REQUEST basis only. Trafalgar cannot assure special meal requests will be fulfilled. Trafalgar does not assume responsibility or liability if guest’s special meal requests are not fulfilled. 7. Where Trafalgar is selling a flight-inclusive package holiday, all money you pay to a Travel Agent (or an Accredited Body member) for that holiday will be held by the Agent (or Accredited Body member) on behalf and for the benefit of the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust at all times, but subject to the Agent’s (or Accredited Body member) obligation to pay the money to us for so long as we do not fail. In the event of our failure, any money held at the time by the Agent (or Accredited Body member), or subsequently accepted from you by the Agent (or Accredited Body member), is and continues to be held by that Agent (or Accredited Body member) on behalf of and for the benefit of the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust without any obligation to pay that money to us. Full payment for these flights must be made within 7 days of booking or at time of booking depending on the airlines ticketing deadline and is non-refundable and non-transferable. Where we are selling a package holiday that does not include a flight, all money you and every person named in the booking pays to a Travel Agent for your holiday with us will be held by the Agent on our behalf until the booking is confirmed. In such cases, when confirmed, your Travel Agent shall provide those monies promptly to us. You consent to us depositing monies received by us as required by law. We will be entitled to keep interest earned on monies. You consent that all monies paid to us whether through your Travel Agent, by deposit or otherwise, may be disbursed by us as and when and where we see fit. Early Payment Discounts: Discounts are applied at the time of booking and apply to the LAND-only portion of holidays featuring the “Early Payment Discount” in the price panel, and require full payment by the applicable discount deadline dates (see Great Savings section), but no later than 45 days prior to departure for land-only holidays. If full payment is not received by the correct date - as stated on the invoice - the discount will be removed and the booking will be re-priced. These discounts are not valid on all itineraries or departure dates; do not apply to optional extensions, airfares, government taxes and fees, air flight supplements, extra nights’ accommodation, transfers and any cruise portion of a vacation/holiday. Full cancellation penalties apply. This offer is subject to availability, applies to new bookings only and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Travel Documents: Travel documents will be sent to you approximately 21 days prior to the guided holiday departure date (provided full payment has been received on time). If final payment is not received when due, costs to courier documents will be the responsibility of you and/or your Travel Agent. If you are leaving home earlier, please request your travel documents well in advance. Please also make sure that you provide your flight details that are booked independently no less than 21 days prior to flight departure date. Passports & Visas: All guests including children must be in possession of a machine-readable passport and applicable visas. Please refer to ’Things To Know Before You Go’ section on our website at trafalgar.com. Your Travel Agent will advise you as to information and travel documents

(such as passports, visas, affidavits, etc.) that will be needed for each person for whom travel services are being booked. Trafalgar bears no responsibility for such information. BOOKING CHANGES, CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS Booking Changes: A fee of £15 or more per person, per change and any further cost we incur, will be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed unless the change increases the price of the booking. Costs and charges may increase the closer to the departure date that changes are made, so you should contact us as soon as possible. We will try to make your requested change but it may not be possible. A change of guided holiday date or itinerary within 45 days of departure date will be treated as a cancellation. Cancellation fees will apply except when the change is to an earlier departure date and the guided holiday price is equivalent or greater, in which case a £15 (or more) per person amendment fee will be charged. Name changes or corrections will be treated as a cancellation. Cancellation fees may apply. You must also pay any charges imposed by airlines for any changes, including name and date changes. This can be up to 100% of the value of the ticket. Cancellations and Cancellation Fees: Travel arrangements for any member of the party may be cancelled at any time by written notice by the person who made the booking. Please note the following: • If notice of cancellation is received by Trafalgar more than 45 days prior to the guided holiday departure date, deposit will be retained. • If full payment is not received 45 days prior to departure date, Trafalgar has the right to cancel your reservation. Trafalgar we will not be responsible for lost reservations. • Notice of cancellation must be made in writing directly to Trafalgar or through your Travel Agent. The charges detailed in the summary table will apply when notice of cancellation is given after the booking is confirmed. • If a guest fails to join the guided holiday on the day of departure, cancellation fees will be 100% (unless the guest notifies us of the delay and joins the guided holiday later at their own expense). • Cancellation fees apply to additional accommodation and/or chargeable transfers prior to and after the guided holiday or cruise reserved through Trafalgar and are additional to any cancellation fees or other charges that may be levied by your Travel Agent • Additional hotel accommodation and/or chargeable transfers cancelled within 14 days of booked date will incur a 100% cancellation fee. For cancellation outside 14 days before the booked date the following fees will be charged: Over 45 days £15 per person 45-22 days 25% of price for the accommodation and/or chargeable transfers 21-15 days 30% of price for the accommodation and/or chargeable transfers • Travel Agent fees and cancellation charges may also apply. • Airline Flights/Tickets: After deposit has been received, any change incurs a £15 service fee per person PLUS any additional change/ cancellation fee imposed by the Airline. Some airfares including published fares booked by Trafalgar are non-changeable and non-refundable. See Air Cancellation Section below. • Trafalgar is not responsible for other travel arrangements that you or your party has made outside Trafalgar and which are affected by our cancellations. If the reason for your cancellation is covered under your insurance, you may be able to reclaim these charges from your insurer. You or your Travel Agent are responsible to make the claim to your insurer. Illness or Absence: Early departure expenses are the guest’s responsibility. There is no refund for absence or early departure from a guided holiday, including but not limited to missed hotels, transfers, meals or sightseeing. Trafalgar urges you to purchase travel insurance to cover such circumstances. Trafalgar makes no representation or guarantees concerning reimbursement, scope of coverage, or other aspects of any travel insurance policy or claim. AIR ARRANGEMENTS Reservations: All packages offered for sale by Trafalgar include flights unless otherwise specified, or where you inform us that you wish to book your own flights. Guests booking their own flights need to check with their personal travel consultant to ensure flights are booked into and out of the correct airports. Some cities have more than one airport and transfers operate out of specific airport. Changes to flight itineraries, airlines and name changes may result in charges by Trafalgar and/or the airline concerned passed on to the passenger (see “Booking Changes” above). Any airline delays, flight cancellation or itinerary/schedule changes causing you to miss the holiday/cruise start, transfers or any other booked segments will be your responsibility to connect with the group and any additional costs will be your responsibility and not Trafalgar. Any airline seat requests cannot be guaranteed. Many airlines now require the full name of all passengers travelling and their Date of Birth. Where you are booking a package holiday including flights, we will therefore ask you at the time of booking to provide us with the full names and Date of Birth of each member of your party, together with their passport number, and its date and place of issue. Please ensure that the names provided are exactly as stated in the relevant passport. In accordance with EU Regulation 2111/2005 we are required to advise you of the actual carrier operating your flight/connecting flight/transfer. We do this by listing carriers to be used, or likely to be used, on the relevant brochure pages and/or holiday confirmation invoice. Any changes to the actual airline after you have received your tickets will be notified to you as soon as possible and in all cases at check-in or at the boarding gate. Air Cancellation: For airline arrangements made by Trafalgar, cancellation charges will apply of £50 per person plus any airline imposed penalties which may be up to 100% of the air ticket value. Airline Availability: Seats are limited in our contracted class of service and may not be available on every flight. Trafalgar does not hold block space on any airline and does not assure seat availability for every single guided holiday departure date. Airline Seating & Flight Changes: Not all airlines offer preassigned seats. Some may charge for pre-assigned seats. Any additional charge imposed by airlines will be at guests’ expense. Where pre-assigned seats are not offered or different seats are desired, guests must contact airline(s) direct to arrange seating assignments. Seating is solely under the airline’s control, as are itinerary changes due to flight delays and schedule changes. Trafalgar reserves the right to offer alternative schedules for itineraries affected by airline schedule changes and equipment. Flight delays, flight cancellation and schedule changes are the responsibility of the airline. Trafalgar will not be responsible or liable for such delays, rescheduling or any additional costs incurred Price Changes: Airlines and other travel providers (including Trafalgar) change pricing, and itineraries from time to time. Prior to your booking and paying for travel, all prices and itineraries in this brochure are subject to change at any time. Guest Changes: Changes to flight itineraries and name changes may result in penalties charged by the airline in addition to our £15 per person, per change fee. These are the guest responsibility. Airline Special Requests: Seat assignment and special meal requests can be requested at time of booking. Trafalgar does not assure the request will be granted. Frequent Flyer miles can be accrued on most air carriers. Upgrades using mileage is not

permitted. Many airlines do not automatically add frequent flyer numbers to records for flights booked and ticketed by Trafalgar. It is therefore the guest responsibility to request frequent flyer credit from the airline. Trafalgar shall not be responsible for matters concerning frequent flyer miles. GENERAL INFORMATION & CONDITIONS Guided Holiday Prices: Prices are in Pound Sterling, per person, twin-share and based on costs, tariffs, rates, taxes, charges, levies and exchange rates as of the date of production of this brochure (see back cover). Should these change, the price of your holiday may increase. No surcharges regarding cost or currency fluctuations will be made to the LAND element only price once the deposit is received. We will not increase the price of your holiday after we receive your deposit save for where there are increases in transportation costs (including cruise and airline-imposed fuel surcharges), taxes, dues, charges, fees or levies imposed by any government or its agencies and any changes to airport taxes or fees. There will be no change to the price within 30 days of your departure date. Where holiday prices are surcharged, we will absorb an amount equivalent to 2% of the holiday price which excludes insurance premiums and any amendment charges. Only amounts in excess of this 2% will be surcharged, but where a surcharge is payable, there will be an administration charge of £1 per person, together with an amount to cover the agent’s commission. If this means paying more than 10% on the holiday price, you will be entitled to cancel your holiday with a full refund of all money paid, except for any premium paid to us for holiday insurance and amendment charges, provided that you do so within 14 days of notification of the surcharge. Alternatively you may accept a change to another holiday if we are able to offer you one. If it is of equivalent or higher price you will not have to pay more, but if it is of lower quality you will be refunded the difference in price. Should the price of your holiday go down due to the changes mentioned above, by more than 2% of your holiday cost, then any refund due will be paid to you. However, please note that travel arrangements are not always purchased in local currency and some apparent changes have no impact on the price of your travel due to contractual and other protection in place. Other Fees and Taxes: Taxes and fees are subject to change without notice and will be confirmed at time of booking. Any additional fees charged by the airlines such as baggage handling, seat selections, and/or any other services are the sole responsibility of the guest(s). Additional air-related restrictions apply. Guided Holiday Participation: On all guided holidays children under 5 years of age are not eligible to travel. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult, who will be responsible for their welfare and supervision. Trafalgar seeks to provide a safe, enjoyable and memorable travel experience for all guests. Trafalgar welcomes guests with special needs or disabilities. Please note the following: • Guests must advise Trafalgar, in advance, as early as possible, of any physical, medical or other special needs that require accommodating. Trafalgar will make reasonable modifications to its policies, practices and procedures when necessary, unless doing so will fundamentally alter the nature of the services provided. • Guests must ensure they are medically and physically able to travel. • Trafalgar may impose safety requirements. Trafalgar may exclude an individual from participating in a guided holiday or an activity if the individual’s participation poses a direct threat to health or safety of others that cannot be eliminated by a reasonable modification of policies, practices or procedures or by the provision of auxiliary aids and services. This decision to exclude an individual will be based on an individualised assessment based on reasonable judgment that relies on current medical evidence or on the best available objective evidence to determine the nature, duration and severity of the risk, the probability that potential injury will occur and whether reasonable modifications of policies, practices or procedures will mitigate the risk. • Trafalgar does not provide personal devices (such as wheelchairs, hearing aids or prescription eye glasses) or services of a personal nature (such as eating, toileting or dressing). A traveller who requires services of a personal nature (eating, toileting or dressing, as examples) should consider bringing a companion to provide such assistance and must understand that other travellers, Travel Directors and Trafalgar Staff will not be available for such purpose. • Regrettably, motorized scooters are not allowed on guided holidays. Trafalgar does not employ medical personnel. Any necessary medical attention must be sought at a local facility, if available, at the guest’s expense. Trafalgar is not responsible or liable for losses or costs incurred due to unavailability of medical services, or medical services obtained while on holiday, or for the quality of the care or services received. Some guided holidays include rough terrain, extensive walking over cobblestone streets, uneven pavement, steps and locations which may not be easily accessible or accessible by wheelchair. During the guided holiday, Trafalgar may make arrangements with carriers, hotels and other independent suppliers to provide travel services. These parties are independent entities which Trafalgar does not control. Trafalgar cannot guarantee disability access or accommodations for guests travelling on international guided holidays. Many Optional Experiences are operated by independent third party suppliers, not Trafalgar. These are not part of the package holiday provided by us. Your contract will be with the operator of the experience. We are not responsible for providing of the experience, or anything that happens during the experience. Some experiences involve outdoor activities and/or can be physically demanding. You must make your own decisions about experiences and participate only in activities that suit your physical ability. We recommend you check whether any insurance you have also includes your participation in adventure activities you may undertake. Trafalgar may, in its sole discretion, decline booking any guest or remove any guest who cannot comply or refuses to comply with Trafalgar’s terms and conditions. Behaviour: We are here to provide the best services possible but in doing so we will not tolerate abusive or aggressive behaviour from our Guests. We will refuse to deal with and may terminate the holiday/vacation of people who assault our Company Representatives or who continue to be verbally abusive or aggressive when asked to behave reasonably. When you make a booking, you accept responsibility for the proper conduct of all members of your party during your stay. We reserve the right at any time to terminate the travel arrangements and/or cease to deal with any party member(s) whose behaviour, in the reasonable opinion of us or our suppliers, may cause danger, upset, disruption or distress to anyone else or damage to property. Full cancellation charges will apply and no refund will be made. We shall have no obligation to pay compensation or meet any costs or expenses (including but not limited to alternative accommodation and return transportation arrangements) guest may incur as a result of the travel arrangements being terminated. If you damage the accommodation in which you are staying or any property, you must reimburse the accommodation provider or property owner concerned for the cost of the damage before the end of your stay if the cost has been established by then or as soon as it has been established if later. You must indemnify us for the full amount of any claim (also including legal costs) made against us. Criminal proceedings may be instigated. Trafalgar is not responsible for any costs incurred concerning a guest removed from a guided

vacation/holiday or aircraft, ship or train. Guests agree not to hold Trafalgar or any of its related entities liable for any actions taken under these terms and conditions. Young Traveller Discount: The Young Traveller must be under age 18 on the holiday departure date, and must be accompanied by an adult, sharing a twin room. The Young Traveller must be the specified age at the start of travel to be eligible for the discount. Only one Young Traveller discount per room. This discount cannot be combined with our Travel With Family and Friends Discount. Please see our Savings pages for details. This discount does not apply to extra night accommodation, optional extensions, airfares, taxes & fees, flight supplements, airport transfers or any cruise portion of a holiday. Itinerary Variations: Trafalgar strives to improve guided holiday itineraries, services and features. If improvements can be made, or if circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary, we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. At certain peak periods multiple departures may operate, sometimes in reverse order; hotels may vary from those stated on the itinerary pages. On guided holidays which include cruises, the ship may be changed for operational reasons. Departures in early and late season are potentially operated in cool weather conditions. As a result, itinerary variations may occur. Certain activities may not be precisely as described or may not be available due to seasonality or weather conditions. We try to notify you or your Travel Agent of changes. If your enjoyment may be diminished by such limitations, please check with us or your Travel Agent before making a reservation. In the event that we make a major change to your holiday (which does not include, for example, changes to aircraft type, change of accommodation to another of the same standard, or alteration of your outward/return flights by less than 12 hours) we will inform you or your Travel Agent as soon as reasonably possible if there is time before your departure date. You will either have the choice of accepting the change of arrangements, accepting an offer of alternative travel arrangements of comparable standard from us if available (we will refund any price difference if the alternative is of a lower value, but these booking terms and conditions will continue to apply to any alternative booking), or cancelling your booked holiday and receiving a full refund of all monies paid. Where we make a major change to your holiday, you will also be entitled to compensation unless the change arises for unusual or unforeseeable reasons outside of our control (also referred to as reasons of “force majeure”, and includes war (and threat of war), riot, industrial dispute, actual or threatened terrorist activity and its consequences, civil disturbances, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, adverse weather conditions, epidemics, pandemics, unavoidable technical problems with transportation and any other similar events). The level of compensation will depend on when we inform you of the major change, although this does not exclude you from claiming more if you are entitled to do so: GUIDED HOLIDAY ONLY No. of days prior to guided Compensation payable holiday departure date (per person) Over 45 days £0 45-22 days £10 21-8 days £20 7-1 days £30 Day of departure £40 Holidays & Changes: During local or national holidays, certain facilities such as museums, sightseeing trips and shopping may be limited or unavailable. In such instances itinerary changes are made by Trafalgar seeking to reduce inconvenience to guests. Such changes are deemed not to be a major change to the itinerary, and no compensation will be payable to guests. Holidays, closing days and other circumstances may necessitate a change of the day of the week for scheduled highlight dinners, sightseeing or other activities. If, you feel your enjoyment might be diminished by any of these circumstances please check with the respective national tourist office before selecting a specific departure date. Extended stays: If you arranged with us to remain at a destination before or after your guided holiday, your stay will be at your sole expense as is the transfer to either the hotel or airport. Please see the ‘Extend Your Stay in Gateway Cities’ section for a list of pre and post guided holiday accommodation. Space is limited and if available is for up to three nights before and/or after each guided holiday. Breakfast and luggage handling is not included unless otherwise noted. Trafalgar does not provide complimentary transfers for guests booking pre-and post-night accommodation. However, inexpensive airport transfers can be purchased from Trafalgar. If your extra night accommodation is not the hotel where your guided holiday begins or ends, you will be responsible for your transfer arrangements at your own expense. For your comfort: Trafalgar operates a daily seat rotation system and enforces a strict no smoking and no alcohol policy on board motorcoaches. Regular comfort stops are made on travelling days. Many hotels, restaurants, trains, cruises and other venues are 100% smoke free. Guided Holiday Cancellation: Trafalgar reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any guided holiday departure in any circumstances, including in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. If cancellation is made by Trafalgar any time prior to departure date of the guided holiday except when you failed to pay the final balance on time, Trafalgar will either refund the amount received for the guided holiday booking, or offer a comparable holiday if available. (Trafalgar will refund any difference in price if the alternative is of a lower price however, the Guest will be responsible for additional costs if the alternative is priced higher.) Trafalgar is not responsible for other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations and is not liable for any cancellation penalties incurred on other travel arrangements including air tickets. Trafalgar will also pay compensation except in circumstances of force majeure, where the holiday is cancelled because the minimum number of guests required for a particular travel arrangement is not reached (and you are informed of this in good time) or where you fail to pay the final balance in time. The level of compensation depends on when we inform you of the cancellation, and is set out in “Itinerary Variations” above. Travel Insurance: Trafalgar recommends that all guests purchase comprehensive Travel Insurance. Certain countries have a requirement for foreign visitors to have valid medical insurance on entry. Trafalgar cannot be held responsible for denied entry if a guest is unable to provide details to authorities of insurance or denial of entry for any reason. RESPONSIBILITY Complete Agreement: These booking conditions, together with the other terms incorporated into this contract referred to below, represent the entire agreement between the parties. Disclaimer of Liability: Trafalgar shall be responsible to for supplying the services and accommodation described in this brochure with reasonable skill and care. Where the contract is not performed, or is performed improperly by us or our agents, suppliers or other co-operating organisations we will pay you appropriate compensation unless this failure is due to i) you; ii) a third party unconnected with the provision of these services where this failure is unforeseeable or unavoidable; iii) unusual or unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised; or iv) an event which neither we nor our suppliers could have foreseen or forestalled, even with all due care. In such

circumstances, we will do their best to supply comparable services, accommodations and itineraries and in any event we shall offer you such prompt assistance as is reasonable in the circumstances, but there shall be no refund in this connection. Our liability for claims which do not involve death, injury or illness shall be limited to twice the price of the holiday. Under EU law (Regulation 261/2004) you have rights in some circumstances to refunds and/or compensation from your airline in cases of denied boarding, cancellation or delay to flights. Full details of these rights will be publicised at EU airports and will also be available from airlines. However, reimbursement in such cases will not automatically entitle you to a refund of your holiday cost from us. If any payments are due from us, any payments made to you by the airline will be deducted from this amount. All baggage and personal effects are at all times and in all circumstances at the risk of the guided holiday participant. Baggage insurance is recommended. Upon return at the end of the guided holiday, if lost articles are found and returned to the owner, a service fee will be charged. All certificates and other travel documents for services issued by Trafalgar’s agents, suppliers or other co-operating organisations are subject to the terms and conditions specified by the carriers and suppliers and to the laws of the countries in which the services are supplied some of which may limit or exclude liability. You are responsible for ensuring that you keep all of your travel documents safe and that they are available for inspection. Safety: Save for where negligence can be shown on the part of Trafalgar or its agents, co-operating organisations or service providers, where the guest occupies a motorcoach seat fitted with a safety belt, neither Trafalgar nor its agents or co-operating organisations or service providers concerned will be liable for any injury, illness or death or for any loss or damages or claims whatsoever arising from any accident or incident, if the safety belt is not being worn at the time of such an accident or incident. International Treaties: Our liability is also limited by the contractual terms of the companies that provide the transportation for your travel arrangements (which are incorporated into this contract) and international conventions which may apply to the services provided by us, our suppliers or agents with respect to any claim of any nature brought by you against us as a result of the provision of those services. International conventions which apply may include: Warsaw Convention 1929, (as amended by Hague Protocol and Montreal Protocol) in relation to air travel, or Montreal Convention; the Berne Convention for rail travel; Athens Convention 1974 for carriage by sea; the Geneva Convention for carriage by road and the Paris Convention 1962 for accommodation. We are to be regarded as having all the benefits of these conventions on limiting our liability in relation to any claim for death, injury, loss, damage and delay to guests and luggage. Errors and Omissions: In the case of computer or human billing errors, we reserve the right to re-invoice participants with correct billing. Every effort is made to ensure brochure accuracy at the time of going to press; however Trafalgar cannot be held responsible for printing or typographical errors, or errors arising from unforeseen circumstances. The airline(s) featured or nominated in this brochure do not by virtue of their endorsement of this brochure commit or represent themselves either as contracting with any purchaser of a holiday from Trafalgar group or as having any other legal relationship with them. All bookings made with any provider of any transport, facilities, meals, other goods or of any services are subject to terms and conditions and exclusions and/or limitations of liability imposed by them in relation to matters not covered particularly and expressly by our agreement with Trafalgar. If you decide that you do not want to visit a country or part of a country you intended to visit because of any law, condition or requirement of any government or governmental authority, official, servant or agent, you are responsible for any costs, expenses, charges, fees, losses or damage incurred as a consequence and any cancellation or amendment fees. None of the companies in the Trafalgar group of companies, or any of their servants or agents, accept any responsibility or liability for your acts, omissions, defaults, conduct, state of health, condition or circumstances. Arbitration of Disputes: In the unlikely event that a problem cannot be resolved amicably between us, we can offer you an arbitration service for the resolution of disputes arising out of, or in connection with this contract. The arbitration scheme is arranged by ABTA and administered independently. It provides for a simple and inexpensive method of arbitration on documents alone with restricted liability on you in respect to costs. This scheme does not apply to claims for an amount greater than £5,000 per person, and there is also a limit of £25,000 per booking form. It does not apply to claims which are solely or mainly in respect to physical injury or illness or their consequences. The scheme can however deal with compensation claims which include an element of minor injury or illness subject to a limit of £1,500 on the amount an arbitrator can award per person in respect of this element. Your request for arbitration must be received by ABTA within 18 months of the date of return from holiday. Outside this time limit arbitration under the Scheme may still be available if we agree, but the ABTA Code does not require such agreement from us. For injury and illness claims, you can request the ABTA Mediation Procedure and we have the option to agree to mediation. COMPLAINT PROCEDURES & CONSUMER PROTECTION Complaint Procedure: If you have a problem during your holiday please inform Trafalgar’s Travel Director/Local Representative immediately, who will try to make things right. If the matter was not resolved locally, please write to Trafalgar’s Guest Relations Department at the address below within sixty (60) days of the end of the Trafalgar holiday, as it is important that you provide us the information quickly. Please quote your booking reference number and all relevant information. Failure to follow this procedure may delay or deny us the opportunity to investigate and rectify the problem, which may affect the way your complaint is dealt with and your rights under this contract. Data Protection: To process your guided holiday booking, Trafalgar will need to use personal information for you and guests in your booking. Personal information may include each guest’s name, address, phone number, email address, passport number, and sensitive information such as health, medical, dietary, mobility, religious or other special requirements. This personal information may be passed on to other suppliers of your travel arrangements in addition to public authorities (such as customs and immigration), security and credit checking organisations, and otherwise as required by law. We may need to provide personal information to contractors who provide services to or for us (e.g., sending mail, processing payments, providing marketing assistance). This may involve sending personal information (including sensitive information) to other countries that may not afford the same level of protection of personal information. In making your booking, you consent to your personal data being passed to relevant third parties as set out above. We may also use the personal information you provide us to review and improve the guided holidays and services that we offer, and to contact you (by mail, email and/or telephone) about other guided holidays and services offered by Trafalgar that you may be interested in. If you don’t want to receive this information, or if you want a copy of the personal information we hold about you, write to us at Trafalgar Tours Ltd (see address below). Trafalgar may charge a fee

for supplying you with this information as permitted by law. Please note: Due to the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) SECURE FLIGHT rules, airlines are now REQUIRED to collect more specific data on their guests prior to travel documents being issued. OTHER CONDITIONS Each guest is required to comply with the terms, conditions, requirements, laws, rules and/or regulations of any service provider, or any country or governmental authority, and shall be liable for any such non-compliance. We provide full financial protection for our package holidays. When you buy an ATOL protected air holiday package, flight and/ or “flight plus” holiday from Trafalgar you will receive an ATOL certificate from us (or via our authorised agent through which you booked), confirming your protection under our Air Travel Organiser’s License number 10148. This lists what is financially protected, where you can get information on what this means for you and who to contact if things go wrong. We, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL Certificate, will provide you with the services listed on the ATOL Certificate (or a suitable alternative). In some cases, where neither we nor the supplier are able to do so for reasons of insolvency, an alternative ATOL holder may provide you with the services you have bought or a suitable alternative (at no extra cost to you). You agree to accept that in those circumstances the alternative ATOL holder will perform those obligations and you agree to pay any money outstanding to be paid by you under your contract to that alternative ATOL holder. However, you also agree that in some cases it will not be possible to appoint an alternative ATOL holder, in which case you will be entitled to make a claim under the ATOL scheme (or your credit card issuer where applicable). If we, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL certificate, are unable to provide the services listed (or a suitable alternative, through an alternative ATOL holder or otherwise) for reasons of insolvency, the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust may make a payment to (or confer a benefit on) you under the ATOL scheme. You agree that in return for such a payment or benefit you assign absolutely to those Trustees any claims which you have or may have arising out of or relating to the non-provision of the services, including any claim against us, the Travel Agent (or your credit card issuer where applicable). You also agree that any such claims may be re-assigned to another body, if that other body has paid sums you have claimed under the ATOL scheme. When you buy a package holiday that does not include a flight, protection is provided by way of a bond held by ABTA. ABTA STATEMENT: Trafalgar is a member of ABTA with membership number Y181X. We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct. Further information on the Code of Conduct and ABTA’s assistance in resolving disputes can be found at www.abta.com. Booking Arrangements: Your booking arrangements can be made through your Travel Agent or with us directly. When you make a booking you must be at least 18 years of age at the time of booking. You are guaranteeing that you understand and have the authority to accept and do accept on behalf of yourself and all members of your party the terms of these booking conditions. We will deal only with the lead booking name in all subsequent correspondence and dealings. You are responsible for making all payments due, ensuring the accuracy of all personal details and other information supplied in respect of yourself and your party, notifying us of any changes or cancellations and for receiving correspondence and keeping your party informed. Additional Optional Experiences: With Trafalgar, you will enjoy many famous highlights as included features on your guided holiday, at no extra cost. An exciting array of additional Optional Experiences and Activities may be made available to further enhance your experience. These Experiences and Activities are optional, and are offered at special preferential prices. They can be booked only after you start your guided holiday, as many of them are carefully programmed to coincide with highlights available at the time of your visit. A detailed list and cost of these will be included in your travel documentation. You can book and pay for them through your Travel Director, by cash or credit card. Optional experiences may vary due to seasonal conditions and require minimum guest participation. Prices are subject to change without notice. Please also see the relevant section of “Guided Holiday Participation” regarding limitation (exclusion) of our liability for optional experiences operated by independent third party suppliers. IMPORTANT NOTE: It is the guest’s responsibility to ensure all necessary visas are obtained prior to departure and their passport is valid as per the laws of the country that they are travelling in or through. We do not accept any responsibility and will not make any refunds if you cannot travel because you have not complied with any passport, visa or immigration requirements or if you have lost or mislaid any necessary documents (including travel documentation). Trafalgar will also not be liable in circumstances where entry is refused to another country for any reason. You should also contact your GP or a specialist vaccination centre for details of any measures you may need to take prior to departure. The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) may have issued information on the FCO’s website at www.fco.gov.uk/travel. For travel information, you can also visit ABTA’s website on www.abta.com or phone them on 0901 201 5050 (calls are charged at 50p/minute). IMPORTANT NOTICE: Unfortunately it is inevitable that some of the prices or details contained within this brochure or on our website may have changed since the brochure was printed, and we reserve the right to alter the prices of any of our holidays before you book. You will be informed about any changes to any of the relevant details within this brochure before you book either with your Travel Agent or with ourselves as part of our commitment to high quality customer service. Any bookings made in the UK will be made with Trafalgar . (Company Number 50679), which is a member of ABTA (Y181X) and licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority (10148). TRAFALGAR TOURS LTD Picquet House, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 1AF, Channel Islands The Trafalgar group of companies has Marketing/Sales/ Administrative offices/agents in: Australia, Canada, China, Guernsey, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, United Kingdom, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand and the USA. For further information visit our website at www.trafalgar.com This brochure supersedes any other current brochure on the market. See back cover for brochure version and print date. Major Credit Cards Accepted

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Six ways to save

SAVE UP TO

£309

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

Saving up to

£309 per person

£231 per person

until 12 Feb 2014

until 30 Apr 2014

Available on selected holidays – see itinerary pages. Can be combined with other discounts where applicable. 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 81 for full conditions.

Frequent Traveller Discount

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5%

Travelled with us in the last five years? Join our free Travel Club and get 5% off your holiday. Discount only applies to the land part of your holiday. Only one discount available per person, per year, and only one discount can be redeemed against each further holiday. 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 our Travel Corporation sister brands (www.thetravelcorporation.com) in the last five years. Not available on City Breaks, Stopovers, extra night stays, airfares, taxes and fees, flight supplements or airport transfers.

Second Trip Discounts

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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 £71 •B 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 part of your holiday. All holidays must be booked at the same time. Not available on City Breaks, Stopovers, extra night stays or Eastern Mediterranean trips (except Greek Island Hopper, Best of Greece without cruise, Highlights of Turkey without cruise or Best of Turkey without cruise).

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Definite Departures We guarantee our trips will depart (weather and other conditions dependent of course), as soon as enough guests are booked on them. After all, it would be a bit lonely if you were the only one on the coach. Just look for the green tick 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 80 for details. Family & Friends Discounts

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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 Cannot be combined with Young Traveller or Triple Room Discounts. Discount only applies to the land part 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 City Breaks, Stopovers, special interest holidays with trains, extra night stays or Eastern Mediterranean trips (except Highlights of Turkey without cruise, Best of Greece without cruise, Best of Turkey and Greek Island Hopper).

Young Traveller Discount Guests aged 5-17 save up to 10% when travelling with an adult on many holidays – see holiday pages for savings. See itinerary pages for discounts. Cannot be combined with Group Discount. Discount only applies to the land part of your holiday. Only one discount per room. Young travellers must be aged 5-17 at the time of travel. Not available on City Breaks, Stopovers, extra night stays or Eastern Mediterranean holidays (except Greek Island Hopper, Best of Greece without cruise, Highlights of Turkey without cruise and Best of Turkey without cruise).

Triple Room Discount

Fly with us…

When you book a triple room we give discounts to all three guests – see itinerary pages for savings Available on selected holidays – see itinerary pages. Cannot be combined with Group Discount. Discount only applies to the land part of your holiday. Rooms suitable for 2 adults and 1 child (three adults may find rooms too small as they often have 1 double and 1 foldaway bed with limited suitcase space).

Single Travellers We know solo travellers have different needs – some want the privacy of their 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.

Single Supplement To see our low single room prices, just check our itinerary pages. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. Sharing guests may be of different ages and will be in non-smoking twin bed rooms. Guaranteed Room Share is not available for City Breaks, Stopovers, Family Experiences, special interest holidays with trains, extra night stays or Eastern Mediterranean trips (except Highlights of Turkey without cruise and Best of Turkey without cruise).

We include return scheduled flights and only partner with the world’s leading airlines. See page 7 for details. NB. Flights from your local regional airport may not always be direct and may be subject to a supplement.

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