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at leisure 2014

EUROPE, THE AMERICAS, ASIA, AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

LATE STARTS • LONGER STAYS • MORE FREE TIME www.trafalgar.com


Your key to discovering the world at your leisure

At Leisure with Trafalgar is the perfect way to see the world at a relaxed pace, allowing you to delve deeper into the essence of each destination. Our insider knowledge provides you with unique insights into local culture and customs while our perfectly balanced itineraries give you the freedom to explore independently. You could luxuriate in natural beauty as you cruise through New Zealand's Milford Sound or explore the fresh produce of San Francisco while browsing a local farmers' market. Discover the relaxing art of Tai Chi onboard a traditional Junk boat in Ha Long Bay, or enjoy true Italian hospitality at a converted convent nestled in a beautiful Tuscan vineyard. See it all and more as we invite you to unlock the world at your leisure. 2

Venice, Italy


CONTENTS An inspired way to travel.............................................. 4-5 Unlock the treasures of the world................................ 6-7 Explore, relax & enjoy................................................... 8-9 People that make the difference............................. 10-11 Sightseeing experiences........................................... 12-13 Dining experiences................................................... 14-15 Quality hotels............................................................. 16-17 Savings & Discounts.................................................. 18-19

USA & Canada Canada's Rockies with Optional Calgary Stampede.................................... 20-21 Canada's Rockies & Rocky Mountaineer with Optional Calgary Stampede ........................... 22-23 San Francisco & Wine Country Delights ................ 24-25 Great East Coast Cities . .......................................... 26-27 East Coast Town & Country Retreat . ..................... 28-29 Tastes & Sounds of the South . ............................... 30-31 Golden West Contrasts with Optional Disneyland® Extension.............................. 32-33

South America Impressions of South America................................. 34-35 Best of South America.............................................. 36-38 Easter Island Extension / Brazilian Amazon Extension ......................................... 39

Australia & New Zealand Discover Australia . ................................................... 40-41 Southern Icons . ........................................................ 42-43 Tropical Escapade - NEW ........................................ 44-45 Australia & New Zealand Panorama . ..................... 46-47

Asia Secrets of Thailand - NEW ....................................... 48-49 Highlights of Vietnam & Cambodia - NEW............. 50-51

Budapest, Hungary

Europe & Eastern Mediterranean Rome & Tuscan Highlights ...................................... 52-53 Milan & Italian Treasures ......................................... 54-55 Great Italian Cities . .................................................. 56-57 Italian Concerto ........................................................ 58-59 Italian Glory . ............................................................. 60-61 Corsica & Sardinia .................................................... 62-63 Best of Scotland ....................................................... 64-65 Scenic Ireland ........................................................... 66-67 Paris & Provence . ..................................................... 68-69 Best of Holland, Belgium & Luxembourg .............. 70-71 Sound of Music . ....................................................... 72-73 Highlights of Austria, Slovenia & Croatia................ 74-75 Bohemian Highlights ............................................... 76-77 Prague, Vienna & Budapest .................................... 78-79 Wonders of St Petersburg & Moscow .................... 80-81 Wonders of Europe - NEW....................................... 82-83 Greek Island Hopper................................................. 84-85

Travel Information Hotels, London Reception Centre........................... 86-87 Extra Nights, Transfers, Things to Know, Express Check-In, Groups & Sustainable Tourism... 88-89 Trafalgar's Travel Protection Plan & Booking Conditions ............................................. 90-91

TRAVEL WITH THE WORLD'S NO. 1 We’ve won over 30 major travel industry awards in the last five years. To see all the awards we’ve won globally visit www.trafalgar.com/usa/awards

Moraine Lake, Banff National Park, Canada

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An inspired way TO TRAVEL THE WORLD At Leisure itineraries combine the convenience of Trafalgar’s experience and insider knowledge with the freedom to discover each destination your own way. Our carefully planned vacations offer the perfect balance of sightseeing and downtime for a unique and rewarding trip. You'll enjoy all the relaxing benefits of a fully guided vacation, plus the time to explore on your own. At Leisure doesn't just unlock the treasures of each amazing destination - it's the key to discovering them at your own pace. Trafalgar's At Leisure • Average stays of two nights and sometimes up to six nights in selected destinations, meaning less unpacking and packing • Departures no earlier than 9am on most traveling days • Included sightseeing to iconic attractions • Free time for personal discovery • Exclusive Trafalgar Insider Experiences that enrich your understanding of the culture and customs of each destination • Authentic local dining, including Be My Guest dining experiences • The services of our expertly trained Travel Directors, all accommodations and transportation With unrivaled value for the money and unforgettable local experiences, At Leisure provides the ultimate vacation for the independent minded traveler, without the hassle.

Christ the Redeemer watching over Rio de Janeiro

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Unlock the treasures OF THE WORLD

Be part of the action in Times Square, New York, USA

AT LEISURE IN EUROPE & THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN Trafalgar's roots run deep through Europe. Through our years of experience we understand the history, people and places better than anyone else and it is this in-depth knowledge that allows us to bring these destinations to life. Enjoy spectacular views across Germany’s capital from the top of the Berlin TV Tower or explore Scotland’s enchanting castles, and savor delicious regional delicacies on our European itineraries perfectly planned to give you a leisurely journey.

Feel the romance of Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland

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AT LEISURE IN USA & CANADA North America is a vast continent with such diverse charms, from the natural splendor of National Parks to vibrant major cities. You'll discover them all in a way that is real and unique plus at a pace that suits you. Meet a real life Mountie in Canada’s breathtaking Rockies or take a culinary adventure through California’s renowned wine making region as part of our great range of USA and Canada At Leisure vacations. Cruise stunning Milford Sound, New Zealand

AT LEISURE IN AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND Australia and New Zealand are destinations just waiting to be discovered and no one shows you these amazing lands like Trafalgar. You’ll take in major sights such as the Great Barrier Reef, Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Rotorua’s extraordinary thermal springs while gaining a deeper insight into everyday life through interactive experiences. There is also time for lazing on iconic beaches such as Bondi and indulging in hot-spring spa treatments on an At Leisure vacation in Australia and New Zealand.

Experience the tranquil Maipo Valley, Chile

AT LEISURE IN SOUTH AMERICA South America is a destination that will exceed your expectations with its beauty and diversity. Let Trafalgar show you the mystical cultures and introduce you to passionate locals while enjoying free time to explore independently. You could witness the majesty of the Iguassu Falls in Brazil or catch a performance of the Argentine Tango in Buenos Aires before taking some time out to discover the diverse cuisine of the region on your South American At Leisure vacation.

Explore the astounding architecture of Angkor Wat, Cambodia

AT LEISURE IN ASIA Asia is a destination rich in vibrant culture and history with a wealth of incredible sights to discover. Trafalgar allows you to discover Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia while giving you the time to explore on your own. Travel the famous bridge over the River Kwai or experience the sprawling beauty of Angkor Wat temple complex, before exploring the sights and smells of street markets and local life on an Asia At Leisure vacation.

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Explore, relax & enjoy THE ULTIMATE VACATION At Leisure is the ultimate vacation experience for the independent minded traveler, combining the benefits of Trafalgar's insider knowledge with free time to discover and explore at your own pace. Trafalgar knows each destination inside out, shares its secrets and introduces you to local characters. It's these little insights and genuine local moments that create enriching and unexpected memories.

Be immersed in the history of Oak Alley Plantation, Louisiana, USA

WHAT'S INCLUDED With our great range of inclusions, it's easy to see how traveling with Trafalgar adds up to great value: • Exclusive Insider Experiences • Exclusive Be My Guest dining experiences on selected itineraries • Professionally trained Travel Director • Sightseeing with VIP entry to major sights • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

Learn about Mossman Gorge in Queensland with a Local Expert

• 4 star and perfectly located accommodations • All tips and service charges included throughout your vacation* • Daily breakfast • Selected evening meals • Transportation by luxury, air-conditioned motor coach with restroom ˆ • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your vacation (conditions apply) Marvel at the waterways of Vietnam *

Travel Director and Coach Driver tips not included

Excluding Asia

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STAY A WHILE To enhance your enjoyment, we plan each itinerary with an average of two and often three nights in each destination – up to six nights in some. This gives you time to feel more a part of the local culture and deepen your understanding of the people, places and stories of each city or region you visit. Plus, with longer stays at each stop on your itinerary, you’ll have minimal packing and unpacking.

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Travel in style and comfort


Discover great works of art in your free time

THE ULTIMATE IN MOTOR COACH TRAVEL

FREE COACH WI-FI ACCESS

Travel is as much about the journey as it is about the destination, which is why we make travel on an At Leisure vacation blissfully hassle-free. Unlike traveling on your own, there’s no need to read maps, worry about foreign road rules or parking as you sit back and relax in comfort while our professional Coach Drivers take care of it all. And our modern coaches don’t just make travel easy, they give you a better picture with a unique, elevated perspective on the scenery around you.

You can now stay in touch with family and friends in more places than ever on a Trafalgar guided vacation. For your convenience, our coaches are equipped with free Wi-Fi in North and South America, and in most European countries.

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It's the people

THAT MAKE THE DIFFERENCE

We know that the people you meet along the way can turn a great vacation into one that’s unforgettable. Whether it's interacting with colorful locals, getting invaluable insights from Travel Directors and Local Experts, or connecting with fellow travelers, the people you meet on an At Leisure vacation will leave you with cherished travel memories to last a lifetime.

YOUR PERSONAL INSIDER It’s the stories behind each destination that allow you to truly get a feel for the places you visit, and no one tells them better than our Travel Directors. These seasoned professionals are experts in each destination who: • Share their in-depth knowledge of the fascinating places and cultures you encounter. Trafalgar Travel Directors are experts in the destinations you visit and have years of experience bringing regions to life with engaging stories and intriguing facts. They are also full of fantastic advice on local attractions and the best restaurants to help you make the most of your free time. • Introduce you to the locals who give a destination character. Over the years our Travel Directors have built up lasting friendships in the places they visit and meeting them makes you feel closer to the essence of a destination.

Get the insider's view from your Travel Director

• Take care of the details each day so you are free to sit back, relax and enjoy your vacation. From organizing check-in and baggage at your hotel to getting you to the right place at the right time, your Travel Director has it all under control. Don't hesitate to ask if you have any requests or questions.

LOCAL EXPERTS — AN INSIDER EXPERIENCE At select locations, you will enjoy the company of Local Experts such as indigenous storytellers, professional naturalists, geologists, historians and other specialists in a particular field. Their talks give you real insights into the local history and culture in such diverse destinations as Australia’s desert icon Uluru (Ayers Rock), San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury ‘Flower Power’ neighborhood, and the spectacular Iguassu Falls in Brazil. Look for the

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on your itinerary page.

Blend wine with Peter at Ravenswood Winery, California


Share great food and local wine with new friends

PROFESSIONAL COACH DRIVERS

SOCIAL NETWORKING

With years of experience, our skilled Coach Drivers have the expertise to provide you with the most relaxing journey. Enjoy door-to-door service as they take you from your hotel to major sights.

Connect with fellow travelers before your departure, keep in touch with guests and Travel Directors on their adventures or reminisce about shared vacation memories. Like us now at www.facebook.com/TrafalgarTravel

SHARE THE FUN WITH NEW FRIENDS All our guests have one thing in common, their passion for travel. It doesn’t matter what age you are or where you’re from, traveling with like-minded people is like traveling with friends. That’s why many of our guests from English-speaking countries all over the world make genuine lifelong friendships on an At Leisure vacation.

Follow us at www.twitter.com/TrafalgarTalk

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Sightseeing experiences THAT YOU'LL TREASURE FOREVER Don’t just see the sights, experience them. We take you to all the must-see attractions – but enrich them with our insider knowledge. And our exclusive Insider Experiences bring you face-toface with local life. Plus, you’ll have ample free time to delve further into each amazing place on your own. It all adds up to richer sightseeing experiences that you'll never forget. Be awed by Wat Arun, Thailand

VIP SIGHTSEEING Get a different perspective of the major sights when you travel with Trafalgar. With VIP entry at many attractions, you won’t have to wait in line, which means more time to explore.

INSIDER EXPERIENCES Our exclusive Insider Experiences take you further inside the culture and customs of a destination to really get a feel for what it’s like to live like a local. • Hidden Treasures: Surprise sights and experiences revealed by your Travel Director away from the usual tourist path.

Local Experts share their vast knowledge with you

• Unique Insights: Experiences of unique cultural significance in a particular area. • Local Specialties: Interactive activities or insights into local life through the traditional crafts and products specific to a region. • Local Experts: Interpretive guides, historians and other experts whose specialized knowledge provides fascinating insights into the places you visit. Look for the

on your itinerary page.

See the elegant United States Capitol Building, Washington, D.C.

SMALL GROUP SIGHTSEEING In selected locations, you’ll benefit from locally guided sightseeing in small groups of no more than 26 guests, for a more intimate experience.

STATE-OF-THE-ART AUDIO HEADSETS With At Leisure sightseeing in Europe, North America, Asia and South America, our state-of-the-art audio headsets allow you to hear your guide’s fascinating commentary while moving at your own pace, so you won’t miss a thing. Witness glass-blowing in Venice, Italy

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Take in stunning views on Santorini, Greece

FLEXIBLE FREE TIME CHOICES

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES

At Leisure vacations are designed to give you more freedom to explore the things that interest you, but our engaging destinations can often present an overwhelming choice. That’s why our Travel Directors are always there to help with insider tips on local activities, attractions and places off the usual tourist trail, to help you make the most of your vacation.

Our carefully planned itineraries take you inside all the must-see sights you’d expect on a guided vacation, but we know everyone is different so we offer a range of fantastic Optional Experiences that allow you to personalize how you spend your free time. For a full list of experiences and payment options, visit the itinerary pages at www.trafalgar.com

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Dining experiences TO BE SAVORED AT LEISURE A destination becomes more than just a place when you discover the food. That’s why we ensure you get to enjoy a true taste of the local culture by showcasing the authentic flavors that are distinctive to the area you’re visiting.

BE MY GUEST – AN INSIDER EXPERIENCE Our Be My Guest dining experiences connect you with the true essence of a destination. These exclusive meals give you a unique opportunity to savor authentic regional cuisine while mingling with local hosts at places like private estates, working farms and wineries. These are just a few of the dining experiences you could have on your At Leisure vacation:

Villa Il Leccio, Tuscany, Italy A warm welcome awaits you at the Landi family villa where you’ll dine on a magnificent home-cooked Italian feast. As you sip an aperitif, enjoy a walk through the gardens with its olive trees and magnificent views over the Tuscan hills before indulging your taste buds in a delicious meal of regional specialties and local Chianti wines.

Share a toast in true local style

Natchez Mansion, Mississippi, USA True southern hospitality sets the ambiance for an evening in Natchez. First, Joe Stone, a professional pianist, treats you to a musical performance at his home while you delight in a cocktail and take in your antebellum surroundings. Dinner is served at a neighboring estate where you will indulge in a four course dinner of delicious Southern delicacies.

Tra Que Village, Hoi An, Vietnam Mr Tran Quoc Tuan and his family welcome you to their herb farm and give you an insight into how their produce is grown and prepared, before you settle in for a delicious meal made with fresh local ingredients. Appreciate tranquil views across the fields as you savor Vietnamese specialties and listen to Mr Tuan’s fascinating tales.

Palermo Soho, Buenos Aires, Argentina In Buenos Aires, be welcomed by a local family as they share their family recipes at their home. You will smell and taste the fresh produce, herbs and spices used to prepare the evening meal. Discover the secrets of kneading country bread and even try your hand at it yourself before savoring the completed meal together. Look for the

on your itinerary page.

Visit www.trafalgar.com to whet your appetite by watching videos of selected Be My Guest dining experiences.

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Enjoy traditional Asian cuisine


Learn to prepare tasty dishes in Sonoma, California

MORE DINING EXPERIENCES

REGIONAL MEALS

Additional dining highlights that are included on your guided vacation: • A Welcome Reception where you get to unwind and meet your Travel Director and travel companions over a drink and appetizers.

We include a variety of Regional Meals, where you’ll dine on regional cuisine, at venues distinctive to the area you’re visiting. These meals are often accompanied by local beer, wine and soft drinks. A true highlight on your itinerary, we have sourced the best local dining experiences that truly capture the culture of each region.

• Daily breakfast buffet with such favorites as eggs, bacon and sausage as well as cereals, pastries and fruit.*

EXPLORE THE DINING SCENE

• Selected lunches and dinners included, often featuring the local flavors of the area. • Complimentary wine tasting when visiting the winegrowing regions of Australia, New Zealand and the USA on selected itineraries. • A Farewell Dinner where you’ll all get together one last time for a memorable night out to toast magical memories and newfound friends.

We believe the best way to dine during your vacation is with the locals, so you can truly experience the culture and flavors of each city. We have intentionally left some meals open for you to sample the local dining scene yourself and make the most of your free time. Your Travel Director will gladly assist you with local dining tips to help you decide where to go. * Buffet selections will vary in Asia and Europe

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Quality Hotels AND A LEISURELY START TO EACH DAY Our hotels aren't just a place to rest your head. They are places we love to stay too. We've handpicked each one to complement your itinerary and add something extra. Plus, on an At Leisure vacation, most travel days start no earlier than 9am, so there won't be a rush to check out. And on non-travel days, you can enjoy a leisurely breakfast before exploring the local attractions within easy reach of your hotel.

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATIONS – AN INSIDER EXPERIENCE Certain accommodations on an At Leisure vacation have been chosen for their unique significance to the local area. These accommodations give an insight into a destination through their remarkable architecture, rich historical background or magnificent location. For example, you could walk in the footsteps of 10 previous US Presidents when you stay at a luxury resort in Bedford, Pennsylvania or stay on a traditional Vietnamese Junk boat while sailing through Ha Long Bay. Look for the

on your itinerary page.

A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP We carefully monitor all our hotels to ensure their quality, impeccable service and comfort so that you feel well rested every day of your trip. Your hotels are always 4 star or better and include some of the world’s most respected brands.

Victoria Angkor Resort and Spa, Siem Reap, Cambodia

PERFECTLY LOCATED HOTELS We carefully choose all our hotels to complement your itinerary. Our city hotels are close to the city center for easy access to all the must-see sights, while our countryside properties are selected for their spectacular scenic locations and proximity to popular attractions. It could be a prime spot in New York City, a romantic view of the alps in Austria, or beachside in Rio de Janeiro, but it will always be the perfect place for your vacation.

Omni Bedford Hotel, Pennsylvania, USA

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FREE WI-FI ACCESS Trafalgar understands that during your trip you’ll want to stay connected to family and friends, which is why the majority of our hotels have access to free Wi-Fi.

FIRST CLASS SERVICE As a Trafalgar guest, you will be treated to First Class service every time. Upon arrival, you will find you have already been checked-in, your luggage taken directly to your room and all hotel tips,* gratuities and porterage taken care of in your vacation price, leaving you with nothing else to do but relax and enjoy your visit. *On all land based itineraries.

Millennium Hotel & Resort courtyard, Queenstown, New Zealand

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Trafalgar gives you

A GREAT DEAL MORE!

Roman Bridge, Cordoba, Spain

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.

SAVE $598 UP TO

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Pay in full on or before Jan 15, 2014 and SAVE UP to $598 per person

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Pay in full on or before Mar 31, 2014 and SAVE UP to $448 per person

This discount CAN be combined with other discounts where applicable and only applies to vacations featuring the “Book & Pay Early Discount”* in the price panel. For discounts to apply, vacations must be paid in full by the designated dates above. Subject to availability and may be withdrawn. Refer to page 91 for full conditions. Discounts only apply to European vacations featured in this brochure which display the amounts within the price panels on the itinerary pages. For non European itineraries please contact your Travel Agent or visit our website for applicable Early Payment discounts.

BOOK YOUR AIR EARLY TO GET THE BEST LAND AND AIR DEAL POSSIBLE!

SINGLE TRAVELERS One of the great benefits of guided vacations is the ease of traveling solo. Trafalgar makes it simple by offering the following:

Guaranteed room share When traveling alone, we understand that some guests don’t want to incur the expense of an additional single occupancy room supplement. That's why on the majority of our LAND-only itineraries we give you the option to room share. We will accommodate you with a fellow guest of the same gender on a 'two bed' basis (non-smoking rooms only). Please note, we cannot guarantee roommates will be of a similar age group. If we fail to match you, we will provide a single room at no extra cost. IMPORTANT: This service does not apply to extra nights' accommodations and South America itineraries.

Single supplement value If you prefer the privacy of your own room, you’ll appreciate our low single occupancy room supplement. Please see the itinerary of your choice for the supplement. IMPORTANT: Each vacation has a limited number of single rooms.

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Trafalgar's Travel Protection provides insurance coverage for you while you’re away, including trip cancellations, interruptions or delays. For peace of mind, see our Travel Protection Plan information on page 90.

TRAVEL WITH FAMILY & FRIENDS Travel together and save money

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5 to 9 – SAVE 5%: If a group of 5-9 guests travel together, a discount of 5% per person applies to the LAND-only portion of your vacation. 10 or more: If 10 or more people travel together, Trafalgar offers very attractive group benefits, based on the number of people traveling together. So it pays to travel together with friends and family! IMPORTANT: Space is limited to one group per departure so book early! These discounts cannot be combined with our Young Traveler Discount or Triple Room Reduction (Triple Room Reduction can be combined for Australia and New Zealand vacations). All guests’ names must be advised to Trafalgar at the time of booking in order to qualify. The discount is per person only and does not apply to extra nights' accommodations, Egypt, optional itinerary extensions, airfares, taxes & fees, flight supplements and airport transfers.

DEFINITE DEPARTURES Definite Departures are vacations which have surpassed minimum booking numbers, confirming operation. Once a vacation reaches its minimum guest number, it will become a Definite Departure, identified on the Trafalgar website with a green check: See www.trafalgar.com for more information.


YOUNG TRAVELERS (5-17) Share your vacation with your family

SAVE UP TO

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Take advantage of a great discount off the LAND-only portion of your trip. Young Travelers must be under the age of 18 years on the date of departure (5-15 for Australia & New Zealand and 5-11 for Asia) and must be accompanied by at least one adult per room (limit of one Young Traveler per room except on Asia and North & South America itineraries, where the limit is two Young Travelers per room).

Airfare deals you’ll love

IMPORTANT: See individual itinerary pages for the exact value of how much you will save. Children under 5 years of age are NOT accepted on any guided vacation. The Young Traveler must be the specified age at the time of travel to be eligible. This discount cannot be combined with our Travel with Family and Friends Discount (can be combined for North & South America vacations) or Triple Room Reduction for Australia & New Zealand vacations and does not apply to extra nights' accommodation, airfares, taxes & fees, flight supplements and surcharges or airport transfers.

2ND TRIP DISCOUNT When you book a second Trafalgar vacation

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2.5%

Book two Trafalgar vacations, each 8 days or longer for a reduction of 2.5% off the LAND-only portion of the trip with the shortest duration. Take three vacations and save on two! Ask your Travel Agent for suggestions on your perfect vacation combination. There are too many to list here! IMPORTANT: See individual itinerary pages for the maximum value of how much you will save. For non European itineraries please contact your Travel Agent or visit our website. Vacations are combinable with second and subsequent additional vacations. Vacations must be booked at the same time. The discount is per person only and does not apply to extra nights' accommodation, optional itinerary extensions, airfares, taxes & fees, flights supplements and surcharges or airport transfers.

FREQUENT TRAVELER DISCOUNT If you have traveled with us or one of our Travel Corporation sister brands, you’re entitled to a 5% discount off the LAND-only portion of the next Trafalgar vacation of your choice. You will need to travel within five years of your last trip and be a member of the Trafalgar Travel Club to qualify for this discount.

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Act NOW and take full advantage of this great offer! IMPORTANT: Trafalgar’s Travel Club is not available retroactively. Visit www.thetravelcorporation.com for information on our sister brands. Only one credit is available per person, per year, and only one credit can be redeemed against each further vacation. The Trafalgar Travel Club Discount does not apply to extra nights’ accommodation, optional itinerary extensions, airfares, taxes & fees, flight supplements and airport transfers.

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Travel with three people sharing one room and each of you will receive a reduction off the LAND-only portion of your vacation price. Each itinerary lists the Triple Room Reduction per person. Refer to the vacation of your choice. IMPORTANT: This reduction only applies to itineraries featuring the Triple Room Reduction offer. In North and South America Triple Room Reductions are based on three people sharing one room with existing bedding arrangements, usually two beds, and does not include the cost of any additional bed or 'roll-away'. In Europe, Australasia and Asia, 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. This reduction cannot be combined with our Travel with Family and Friends discounts (except North and South America itineraries where they can be combined) but can be combined with Young Traveler Discount when children are under 16 years old (18 for North and South America itineraries and 11 for Asia). For Australia & New Zealand vacations this reduction can be combined with our Travel with Family and Friends discount but cannot be combined with Young Traveler Discount.

Combine Trafalgar's world-renowned guided vacations with a fantastic deal from one of our trusted partner airlines and you'll experience a vacation that far exceeds your expectations. Book your flights early to get the best land and air deal possible!

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Canada’s Rockies Grizzly bears, spectacular rock formations, thunderous waterfalls and the tranquil emerald waters of glacial lakes – take in the best of the Rocky Mountains in relaxed style. It’s insider moments like… finding out what to do if you come face-to-face with a bear in the Rockies – our wildlife expert also tells you about some of the 52 other types of mammals that roam in Jasper National Park. It’s strolling around Lake Louise, hearing how the water gets its emerald sparkle and about the area’s geology and history. It’s driving beneath snow-capped peaks, before venturing onto the Athabasca Glacier on an Ice Explorer. And experiencing the thrill of the world’s largest rodeo with our Calgary Stampede option.

Spirit Lake, Jasper National Park

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

Bull Elk in Jasper Lake

Welcome to Calgary! Get settled in at your hotel, located in the heart of downtown Calgary, and spend the afternoon relaxing or exploring. Visit the arts district or make use of easy access to public transportation to see all that Calgary has to offer. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Delta Bow Valley

It's iconic places

Day 2 | Calgary | Icefields Parkway | Columbia Icefield | Jasper (2 Nights)

Visit Jasper, Yoho and Banff National Parks and ride aboard an Ice Explorer on the Athabasca Glacier. Cruise upon Maligne Lake. View Moraine Lake, Lake Louise, the Natural Bridge, Spiral Tunnels and Emerald Lake. Drive along the Icefields Parkway.

Head north along the stunning Icefields Parkway driving alongside snow-capped peaks, thundering waterfalls and glistening glaciers. Keep an eye out for wildlife including grizzly and black bears, moose, elk and mountain goats. Upon arrival at the Columbia Icefield, board an Ice Explorer for a

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unique journey onto the massive Athabasca Glacier. Stay tonight in the heart of Jasper National Park. (FB) Hotel: Sawridge Inn Jasper

Day 3 | Jasper National Park At Leisure and Sightseeing Start the day with a morning at leisure, enjoying the superb vistas, strolling Jasper’s quaint streets, or, if you like, take an optional float trip down the Athabasca River before an interpretive walk at Maligne Canyon, one of the most beautiful gorges in the Rockies. Learn about the underground river system while following the canyon’s trail past waterfalls and jagged rock formations. Later this afternoon, cruise Maligne Lake, followed by a rustic dinner along the lake. Learn about Rocky Mountain wildlife at an interactive, after-dinner presentation by a A Local Expert. (FB D)


HIGHEST ELEVATION POINT 7,500 ft.

Canada’s Rockies 7 days – 1 Country At Leisure From:

Includes: 6 nights’ accommodations (3 hotels). 6 full breakfasts. Welcome Reception with appetizers. 3 dinners (including Regional Meal, three course dinner and Farewell Dinner). All land transport shown. All transfers shown. All our featured inclusions shown on page 8.

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Athabasca Glacier Rocky Mountains Moraine Lake

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Yoho National Park

Day 4 | Jasper | Yoho | Emerald Lake | Banff (3 Nights) Head south and cross the Continental Divide as you set out for Yoho National Park with its towering waterfalls, spectacular scenery and natural bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. See Emerald Lake, sparkling with the bluegreen hue of a precious jewel. Ice-blue glaciers, pounding waterfalls and surging rivers abound on the way to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Banff National Park. Your day ends with a Regional Meal in the quintessential alpine village of Banff. (FB RM) Hotel: Banff Park Lodge

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WAYS TO SAVE

Icefields Parkway

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Emerald Lake

BRITISH COLUMBIA

$2050 (per person twin share)

Triple room discount $225 p.p

Quad room discount $325 p.p

Young traveler discount $205

Book and Pay Early Savings visit www.trafalgar.com or your Travel Agent for Early Payment Discounts Price per Person

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Calgary Option 8 Day Option Calgary Stampede

Canada’s Rockies with Calgary Stampede Ref: DC5A

The Calgary Stampede takes place at the beginning of July every year. With Trafalgar you can experience this world-famous event on selected departures.

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Starts Calgary 12 May Mon 19 May Mon 26 May Mon

Ends Calgary 18 May Sun 25 May Sun 1 Jun Sun

Twin Share 2050 2050 2050

Single Supp. Option 600 600 600

2 Jun Mon 9 Jun Mon 16 Jun Mon 23 Jun Mon 30 Jun Mon

8 Jun Sun 15 Jun Sun 22 Jun Sun 29 Jun Sun 6 Jul Sun

2050 2050 2225 2225 2225

600 600 775 775 775

6 Jul Sun 9 Jul Wed

13 Jul Sun 16 Jul Wed

2825 2825

1050 1050

Price per Person

Starts Calgary 21 Jul Mon

Ends Calgary 27 Jul Sun

Twin Share 2225

Single Supp. Option 775

4 Aug Mon 11 Aug Mon 18 Aug Mon 25 Aug Mon

10 Aug Sun 17 Aug Sun 24 Aug Sun 31 Aug Sun

2225 2225 2225 2225

775 775 775 775

1 Sep Mon 8 Sep Mon 15 Sep Mon 22 Sep Mon

7 Sep Sun 14 Sep Sun 21 Sep Sun 28 Sep Sun

2225 2225 2225 2225

775 775 775 775

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nights in Calgary at the Delta Bow Valley with entry to the Calgary Stampede.

TRIP NOTES

WiFi: See page 90 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 18–19. For extra nights’ accommodations see page 88. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

Day 5 | Lake Louise | Moraine Lake | Banff At Leisure Visit postcard-perfect Lake Louise and take a narrated stroll along the lakeshore to learn about the geology and history of the area. Continue on to stunning Moraine Lake, nestled in the dramatic Valley of the Ten Peaks. Spend the rest of the day as you like—perhaps ride on the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain to experience a bird’seye view of six mountain ranges or a river float trip down the Bow River. Tonight, if the landscape makes you feel like singing, choose a fun outing at Banff’s entertaining musical dinner. (FB)

Day 6 | Banff At Leisure Today is yours to explore as you please. Browse the shops along Banff Avenue, take a hike and enjoy your spectacular setting or be wowed by aerial views of the Rockies with an optional scenic helicopter flight over Mount Assiniboine. Your Travel Director will be happy to assist you in planning your day. This evening, join your newfound friends at a festive Farewell Dinner and learn about the history of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police during a “Meet a Mountie” A Local Expert presentation. (FB FD)

Day 7 | Banff | Depart Calgary This morning, descend from the Canadian Rockies. Upon arrival in Calgary, a complimentary transfer is provided to Calgary International Airport or the Delta Bow Valley hotel in Calgary for guests extending their stay. Please do not schedule any flights before 2 p.m. (FB)

Day 1  Arrive Calgary (2 Nights) Welcome to Calgary! Check into your hotel and explore some of what Calgary has to offer. Join your Travel Director and fellow traveling companions at 6 p.m. for a Welcome Reception at the hotel. (WR) Hotel:  Delta Bow Valley

Day 2  Calgary Stampede Don your boots and Stetson for the worldfamous Calgary Stampede, an exciting spectacle of classic rodeo events and grandstand shows. Spend the entire day at “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.” Your all-day pass includes reserved seating for the world’s largest rodeo and admission to the Stampede Park, home to agricultural and livestock exhibits, live bands and an amusement park. This evening, get your adrenaline pumping at the Stampede’s thrilling chuckwagon races, in which teams of horses pull traditional chuckwagons around a racetrack. Cap off the day with a bang at the Grandstand Show, a singing and dancing musical extravaganza and fireworks display. (FB)

Day 3 to Day 8   These days will operate as per Days 2-7 on the 7-Day Itinerary.

Banff Gondola, Alberta 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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Canada’s Rockies and Rocky Mountaineer Wildlife, lakes, waterfalls and glaciers – explore the Rockies at an easy pace before boarding the Rocky Mountaineer for one of the world’s most spectacular train rides.  It’s insider moments like… meeting a Mountie in pristine ceremonial dress to hear what it takes to be a member of the force today and what it was like to patrol the lawless frontier of the past. And after driving through the stunning Icefields Parkway, it’s jumping onto an Ice Explorer to ride across the Athabasca Glacier. On board the Rocky Mountaineer, you travel through spectacular country that no road journey could ever reach, viewing the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate and the towering peaks of the Coast Mountains.

Rocky Mountaineer

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

Black bear

Welcome to Calgary! Get settled in at your hotel, located in the heart of downtown Calgary, and spend the afternoon relaxing or exploring. Visit the arts district or make use of easy access to public transportation to see all that Calgary has to offer. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Delta Bow Valley

Day 2 | Calgary | Icefields Parkway | Columbia Icefield | Jasper (2 Nights) Athabasca Glacier

It's iconic places Visit Jasper, Yoho and Banff National Parks and ride aboard an Ice Explorer on the Athabasca Glacier. Cruise upon Maligne Lake. View Moraine Lake, Lake Louise, the Natural Bridge, Spiral Tunnels and Emerald Lake. Drive along the Icefields Parkway. Travel from the Rockies to the Pacific coast aboard the Rocky Mountaineer.

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Head north along the stunning Icefields Parkway driving alongside snow-capped peaks, thundering waterfalls and glistening glaciers. Keep an eye out for wildlife including grizzly and black bears, moose, elk and mountain goats. Upon arrival at the Columbia Icefield, board an Ice Explorer for a unique journey onto the massive Athabasca Glacier. Stay tonight in the heart of Jasper National Park. (FB) Hotel: Sawridge Inn Jasper

Day 3 | Jasper National Park At Leisure and Sightseeing Start the day with a morning at leisure, enjoying

the superb vistas, strolling Jasper’s quaint streets, or, if you like, take an optional float trip down the Athabasca River before an interpretive walk at Maligne Canyon, one of the most beautiful gorges in the Rockies. Learn about the underground river system while following the canyon’s trail past waterfalls and jagged rock formations. Later this afternoon, cruise Maligne Lake, followed by a rustic dinner along the lake. Learn about Rocky Mountain wildlife at an interactive, after-dinner presentation by a A Local Expert. (FB D)

Day 4 | Jasper | Yoho | Emerald Lake | Banff (3 Nights) Head south and cross the Continental Divide as you set out for Yoho National Park with its towering waterfalls, spectacular scenery and natural bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. See Emerald Lake, sparkling with the bluegreen hue of a precious jewel. Ice-blue glaciers, pounding waterfalls and surging rivers abound on the way to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Banff National Park. Your day ends with a Regional Meal in the quintessential alpine village of Banff. (FB RM) Hotel: Banff Park Lodge


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CALGARY OPTION 9 Day Option Calgary Stampede

Rocky Mountaineer

Canada’s Rockies and Rocky Mountaineer 8 days – 1 Country At Leisure From:

$3395 (per person twin share)

Includes: 7 nights’ accommodations (4 hotels). 7 7fullfullbreakfasts breakfasts(including (including5 5fullfullbreakfasts breakfastsand and2 continental 2 continental breakfasts). breakfasts). 2 lunches 2 lunches (Onboard (Onboard the Rocky the Rocky Mountaineer). Mountaineer). Welcome Welcome Reception Reception with appetizers. with appetizers. 3 dinners 3 dinners (including (including threethree course dinner, Regional Meal and Farewell Dinner). course dinner, Regional Meal and Farewell All land transport Dinner). All land shown transport (including shown (including standard train). All train). standard transfers All transfers shown. Allshown. our featured All our inclusionsinclusions shown onshown page 8. featured on page 8.

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WAYS TO SAVE VANCOUVER MONTANA

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Day 5 | Lake Louise | Moraine Lake | Banff At Leisure Visit postcard-perfect Lake Louise and take a narrated stroll along the lakeshore to learn about the geology and history of the area. Continue on to stunning Moraine Lake, nestled in the dramatic Valley of the Ten Peaks. Spend the rest of the day as you like—perhaps ride on the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain to experience a bird’seye view of six mountain ranges or a river float trip down the Bow River. Tonight, if the landscape makes you feel like singing, choose a fun outing at Banff’s entertaining musical dinner. (FB)

Day 6 | Banff At Leisure Today is yours to explore as you please. Browse the shops along Banff Avenue, take a hike and enjoy your spectacular setting or be wowed by aerial views of the Rockies with an optional scenic helicopter flight over Mount Assiniboine. Your Travel Director will be happy to assist you in planning your day. This evening, join your newfound friends at a festive Farewell Dinner and learn about the history of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police during a “Meet a Mountie” A Local Expert presentation. (FB FD)

Day 7 | Banff | Rocky Mountaineer | Kamloops After bidding farewell to your Travel Director, it’s “All aboard!” the Rocky Mountaineer train in RedLeaf Service (GoldLeaf Service and SilverLeaf Service upgrades available) for a two-day independent daytime rail journey west to Vancouver. Travel through the incredible engineering feat of the Spiral Tunnels, past the glaciers of Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass, under Mount McDonald and along the Thompson River to historic Kamloops— “the meeting of the waters”—where you are transferred to your hotel. (CB  L) Hotel:  Assigned by Rocky Mountaineer

Day 8 | Kamloops | Rocky Mountaineer | Depart Vancouver Continue your rail journey through the Thompson and Fraser Canyons, viewing the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate. Approaching Vancouver, travel through the fertile fields of the Fraser Valley and alongside the towering peaks of the Coast Mountains before arriving at approximately 5:30 p.m. Take a complimentary transfer to Vancouver International Airport or to the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel if you wish to extend your stay. The train’s arrival into Vancouver can be subject to delays so please allow plenty of time for your onward travel arrangements. Please do not schedule any flights before 9 p.m. (CB L)

Triple room discount

$250 p.p

Triple room discount (Stampede departures)

Young traveler discount $340

$350 p.p

Book and Pay Early Savings visit www.trafalgar.com or your Travel Agent for Early Payment Discounts

IDAHO

Price per Person

Rocky Mountaineer Train GoldLeaf Upgrade Ref: DCGD GoldLeaf Upgrade $1100 •R  ocky Mountaineer train from Banff to Vancouver •A  ssigned seating with extended legroom in wa bi-level GoldLeaf Dome Coach • Open-air viewing deck at the rear of the car • Live onboard commentary • 2 full breakfasts and 2 lunches served in the GoldLeaf dining room •C  omplimentary snacks and non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages • First Class hotel in Kamloops • All transfers in Kamloops • Tips to train personnel included

Rocky Mountaineer Train SilverLeaf Upgrade Ref: DCSD SilverLeaf Upgrade $625 •R  ocky Mountaineer train from Banff to Vancouver •S  ingle level glass domed coach with oversized windows • Roomy, reclining seats •B  reakfast and lunch served at your seat (choice of entrees) •C  omplimentary non-alcoholic beverages and snacks • Overnight accommodations in Kamloops

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Starts Calgary 12 May Mon 19 May Mon 26 May Mon

Ends Vancouver 19 May Mon 26 May Mon 2 Jun Mon

Twin Share 3395 3395 3550

Single Supp. Option 700 700 725

2 Jun Mon 9 Jun Mon 16 Jun Mon 23 Jun Mon 30 Jun Mon

9 Jun Mon 16 Jun Mon 23 Jun Mon 30 Jun Mon 7 Jul Mon

3550 3550 3695 3695 3695

725 725 875 875 875

6 Jul Sun 9 Jul Wed

14 Jul Mon 17 Jul Thu

4350 4350

1150 1150

Price per Person

Starts Calgary 21 Jul Mon

Ends Vancouver 28 Jul Mon

Twin Share 3695

Single Supp. Option 875

4 Aug Mon 11 Aug Mon 18 Aug Mon 25 Aug Mon

11 Aug Mon 18 Aug Mon 25 Aug Mon 1 Sep Mon

3695 3695 3695 3695

875 875 875 875

1 Sep Mon 8 Sep Mon 15 Sep Mon 22 Sep Mon

8 Sep Mon 15 Sep Mon 22 Sep Mon 29 Sep Mon

3695 3695 3695 3695

875 875 875 875

l Canada's Rockies & Rocky Mountaineer with Calgary Stampede (DC5R/DC5S/

DC5G). These departures feature two nights in Calgary at the Delta Bow Valley with entry to the Calgary Stampede.

TRIP NOTES

WiFi: See page 90 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 18–19. For extra nights’ accommodations see page 88.

Canada’s Rockies & Rocky Mountaineer with Calgary Stampede Ref: DC5R/DC5S/DC5G The Calgary Stampede takes place at the beginning of July every year. With Trafalgar you can experience this world-famous event on selected departures. Day 1  Arrive Calgary (2 Nights) Welcome to Calgary! Check into your hotel and explore some of what Calgary has to offer. Join your Travel Director and fellow traveling companions at 6 p.m. for a Welcome Reception at the hotel. (WR) Hotel: Delta Bow Valley

Day 2  Calgary Stampede Don your boots and Stetson for the world-famous Calgary Stampede, an exciting spectacle of classic rodeo events and grandstand shows. Spend the entire day at “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.” Your all-day pass includes reserved seating for the

world’s largest rodeo and admission to the Stampede Park, home to agricultural and livestock exhibits, live bands and an amusement park. This evening, get your adrenaline pumping at the Stampede’s thrilling chuckwagon races, in which teams of horses pull traditional chuckwagons around a racetrack. Cap off the day with a bang at the Grandstand Show, a singing and dancing musical extravaganza and fireworks display. (FB)

Day 3 to Day 8   These days will operate as per Days 2-8 on the 8-Day Itinerary.

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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San Francisco and Wine Country Delights This laid-back journey from San Francisco to Sonoma and Napa explores all the sights and tastes along the way, including the fruits of the world-renowned Wine Country. It’s insider moments like… savoring house-cured fennel salami, Baja-style fish tacos and handmade chocolate at the San Francisco Ferry Building’s famous farmers’ market. It’s breathing in the aromas of your own wine blend. Hearing the history of a family-owned winery as you sit down to lunch with your host. Learning from top chefs as you prepare a gourmet feast. And hearing about the flower power movement from Izu and Stan – they share inside stories of Haight-Ashbury, the epicenter of the Hippie Revolution and the Summer of Love.

San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive San Francisco (3 Nights) Welcome to San Francisco and the beginning of your wine country adventure! After checking in at your hotel, feel free to start your discovery of San Francisco and get a preview of the many sites you will visit in the coming days. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Hyatt Regency San Francisco

Day 2 | San Francisco Sightseeing

Castello di Amorosa

It's iconic places City Tour in San Francisco. Visits to Napa and Sonoma Valleys, St. Helena, Catello di Amorosa and Domaine Carneros.

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After a leisurely breakfast, begin your day with a A Small Group Sightseeing visit to San Francisco’s famous Saturday morning Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market for a food-tasting A Local Specialty adventure. After some time on your own for lunch at Fisherman’s Wharf, set out for a real insider’s experience of Haight-Ashbury, ground zero for the hippie generation in the ‘60s. Join a A Local Expert for a A Small Group Sightseeing walk in the footsteps of Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and The Grateful Dead and learn about the impact of the alternative rock culture

on San Francisco and the world. This evening, join your Travel Director on a walking tour through Chinatown, exploring the neighborhood’s fascinating history. Inhale the fragrant scents of the tea and herbal shops, admire the Chinesestyle buildings, and enjoy a A Local Specialty during a stop at the Golden Gate Cookie Factory to watch how fortune cookies are made. Tonight, enjoy a Regional Meal at a local restaurant. (FB RM)

Day 3 | San Francisco At Leisure Take the entire day to explore glorious, exciting, eccentric San Francisco on your own. Ride the cable cars, shop Union Square, or visit the museums and gardens of Golden Gate Park. If you’re a foodie, you can eat your way through San Francisco’s eclectic neighborhoods on an optional gourmet tasting tour. You can also venture further away on optional trips to Carmel and Monterey, Muir Woods National Monument or Yosemite National Park. Your Travel Director will be happy to help you make any arrangements. (FB)


HIGHEST ELEVATION POINT 500 ft.

San Francisco and Wine Country Delights 8 days – 1 Country At Leisure From: From:

Calistoga St. Helena

Silverado Trail

SONOMA 4

Napa

$2595 (per person twin share)

Includes: 7 nights’ accommodations (2 hotels). 7 full breakfasts. Regional Meal lunch. Welcome Reception with appetizers. 3 dinners (including Be My Guest, Regional Meal and Farewell Dinner). All transport shown. All transfers shown. All our featured inclusions shown on page 8.

Code: DWCD

WAYS TO SAVE

San Francisco Bay

CALIFORNIA 3

SAN FRANCISCO

Pacific Ocean

Triple room discount $165 p.p

Quad room discount $250 p.p

Young traveler discount $260

Book and Pay Early Savings visit www.trafalgar.com or your Travel Agent for Early Payment Discounts Price per Person

Starts San Francisco 2 May Fri 30 May Fri

Ends San Francisco 9 May Fri 6 Jun Fri

Twin Share 2595 2595

Single Supp. Option 950 950

6 Jun Fri

13 Jun Fri

2595

950

4 Jul Fri 18 Jul Fri

11 Jul Fri 25 Jul Fri

2595 2595

950 950

Price per Person

Starts San Francisco 15 Aug Fri 22 Aug Fri 29 Aug Fri

Ends San Francisco 22 Aug Fri 29 Aug Fri 5 Sep Fri

Twin Share 2595 2595 2595

Single Supp. Option 950 950 950

5 Sep Fri

12 Sep Fri

2595

950

3 Oct Fri

10 Oct Fri

2595

950

TRIP NOTES

Start

Number of overnight stays

WIFI: See page 90 for details. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early.

End

Sightseeing stops

For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 18–19.

Day 4 | San Francisco | Sonoma (4 Nights)

Day 7 | Calistoga Excursion

Leave your heart in San Francisco as you set out in search of Bacchus in California’s world-renowned Wine Country. Stroll historic Sonoma Plaza, flanked by the Presidio and Mission San Francisco de Solano—the last California mission built—and browse the unique gift shops. Enjoy a A Local Specialty during a visit to an Olive Press in Sonoma where you take a tour and learn about the harvesting process and the making of olive oil. This afternoon, retreat to a private blending lab at Ravenswood Winery for a A Local Specialty—create, taste and bottle your own perfect combination of Carignane, Petite Sirah and Zinfandel. (FB) Hotel: Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn

Travel the scenic drive north to St. Helena. Then, join a guided private tour of Castello di Amorosa, a 107-room, Tuscan-style castle and winery. Learn the A Local Specialty of the castle vintners who combine traditional wine making methods with modern technology to produce wines similar to the hand-crafted wines from Italy’s Tuscany and Umbria regions. And, you’ll enjoy a wine tasting, of course! Lunch is on your own in downtown Calistoga, noted for its hot springs and geyser. Continue on to Flora Springs where you will enjoy a tour with tastings straight from the barrel; conclude with four wine tastings, paired with artisan cheeses.  This evening, the tables are turned as you join a hands-on cooking class at a famous culinary school. You’ll group into teams with your fellow travelers and prepare a delicious four-course gourmet meal alongside top chef instructors. When finished, toast your efforts with hors d’oeuvres and a glass of champagne before enjoying the fruits of your labor at a Farewell Dinner with a pairing of locally produced wines. (FB FD)

Day 5 | Napa Valley Excursion Starting with a visit to downtown Napa and the Oxbow public market, today is a day devoted to tasting the savory, sweet, salty and spicy flavors of California Wine Country. Sample creamy, delicate, locally-produced artisan cheeses; nibble on cured salami and specialty sausages; and sate your sweet tooth with a tasting of decadent chocolates. You’ll have a chance to shop for your own treats before traveling on to the quaint town of St. Helena and the V. Sattui Winery. After touring the winery, prepare your palate for an outstanding selection of wine and then relax at a picnic Regional Meal lunch on the beautiful grounds. This evening in Sonoma, celebrate a wonderful vacation with a A  Be My Guest dinner at a winery where you’ll also enjoy a private tour and sample estate-produced wines (FB RM BG)

Day 6 | Napa At Leisure You have a free day to explore Napa on your own! Spend the day around town, enjoy a leisurely lunch at one of the charming restaurants or shop for antiques and crafts. If you are feeling extra adventurous, join an optional sunrise balloon flight over the vineyards or a journey through the bucolic countryside with lunch aboard the vintage rail cars of the Napa Valley Wine Train. (FB)

For extra nights’ accommodations see page 88. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

Day 8 | Napa | Depart San Francisco Wrap up your Wine Country sojourn this morning with a tour of the beautiful chateau and vineyards of Domaine Carneros. Learn the A Local Specialty secrets of sparkling wine production and toast your fellow travelers with a seated wine tasting of sparkling wines. Before you know it, it will be time to say one last ‘Cheers’ in California—take your complimentary transfer to San Francisco International Airport, or to the Hyatt Regency San Francisco if you are extending your stay. Please do not schedule any flights before 3 p.m. (FB)

Napa Valley 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 East Coast Cities The White House, Liberty Bell and the Statue of Liberty – see many of the United States’ most important landmarks in this discovery of great American cities. It’s insider moments like… hearing how an old recipe emerged from an attic to revolutionize America’s craft beer industry at Samuel Adams Brewery. It’s following the footsteps of US presidents to stay at the longest continuously operating hotel in the US. It’s passing through sculpted iron gates on your way to look around Cornelius Vanderbilt’s palatial mansion in Newport – the socialite called it his “cottage.” And, of course, it’s seeing the iconic sights of Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, New York and Boston.

New York City

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Washington, D.C. (2 Nights)

It's iconic places

Welcome to Washington, D.C. Your leisurely exploration of America’s favorite East Coast metropolises begins in the nation’s capital. Get settled at your hotel and step out on your own to get acquainted with this capital city. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel

City Tours of Washington, D.C., New York City and Philadelphia. Visit Arlington National Cemetery and The Breakers in Newport.

Day 2 | Washington, D.C. Sightseeing and At Leisure

Washington, D.C.

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Immerse yourself in the proud heritage of a nation

today as you join a A  Local Expert on your A Small Group Sightseeing tour to view the White

House, the striking Washington Monument and the sprawling National Mall. Reflect on the country’s most turbulent days at the Lincoln Memorial and the somber World War II Memorial. Next, visit Arlington National Cemetery and learn about the final resting place of the nation’s heroes. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to chart your own course through America’s capital city—visit one of the Smithsonian Institution’s renowned museums or stroll around Dupont Circle neighborhood, designed by Pierre Charles L’Enfant just after the Civil War. (FB)


Great East Coast Cities

VERMONT HIGHEST ELEVATION POINT 400 ft.

8 days – 1 Country At Leisure

NEW HAMPSHIRE NEW YORK

BOSTON

MASSACHUSETTS

RHODE ISLAND

CONNECTICUT

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Newport

PENNSYLVANIA

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$2275 (per person twin share) $2475

Includes: 7 nights’ accommodations (1 Authentic Accommodations, Accommodation, 22hotels). hotels).77full fullbreakfasts. breakfasts. Welcome Reception with appetizers. 3 dinners (including 2 three course dinners and Farewell Dinner). All land transport shown. All transfers shown. All our featured inclusions shown on page 8.

WAYS TO SAVE

NEW YORK CITY Triple room discount $295 p.p

Quad room discount $445 p.p

Young traveler discount $253

Book and Pay Early Savings visit www.trafalgar.com or your Travel Agent for Early Payment Discounts

Philadelphia

NEW JERSEY MARYLAND

WASHINGTON D.C.

Atlantic Ocean

Price per Person

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2

VIRGINIA

Day 3 | Washington, D.C. | Philadelphia | New York City (2 Nights) Travel up the Atlantic seaboard to the City of Brotherly Love where you can walk in the footsteps of Benjamin Franklin. View Independence Hall, visit the Liberty Bell and enjoy some time on your own to explore the Independence National Historic Park. Then it’s on to New York City. Take it easy or venture out to the pulsating streets of Times Square before a delicious dinner at a Manhattan restaurant. (FB D) Hotel: New York Hilton Midtown

Day 4 | New York Sightseeing and At Leisure Take a bite of the Big Apple today on a tour of the city’s highlights with a A  Local Expert. See the towering Empire State Building, the mirrored peak of the iconic Chrysler Building and expansive Central Park, designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. Visit Battery Park with views of the Statue of Liberty, a gift from the people of France. Then ride the elevator to the “Top of the Rock,” the 70th floor of the Rockefeller Building, for a sweeping view of the skyscrapers, parks, rivers and urban canyons that make up the teeming isle of Manhattan. The afternoon and evening are yours to enjoy—take in a Broadway show, visit the American Museum of Natural History, or just explore the bustling streets, soaking up the atmosphere of one of the world’s greatest cities. (FB)

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Day 6 | Boston At Leisure Explore Boston on your own today. Rise early and hit the streets—or sleep late and enjoy a leisurely breakfast with a copy of the Boston Globe. Explore many of the city’s most famous sights. Stroll the green spaces of the Boston Common and take a summer-time ride on one of the famous Swan Boats in the Public Garden, get lucky enough to catch a Red Sox game at Fenway Park, or discover the continental art collection at the lovely Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, designed to resemble a 15th-century Venetian palace. (FB)

Day 7 | Newport Excursion Once the destination of choice of the Vanderbilts, Astors and Carnegies, the beautiful seaside town of Newport now offers history aficionados a wealth of architectural landmarks and entertaining stories of life among the 19th-century rich and famous. See the rows of mansions along Ocean Drive before touring The Breakers, the 70-room Italianate palace Cornelius Vanderbilt called his “cottage.” Tonight in Boston, raise a glass with your newfound friends at a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB FD)

Starts Washington, D.C. 15 May Thu 22 May Thu

Ends Boston 22 May Thu 29 May Thu

Twin Share 2525 2525

Single Supp. Option 895 895

12 Jun Thu

19 Jun Thu

2525

895

10 Jul Thu

17 Jul Thu

2475

895

Price per Person

Starts Washington, Ends D.C. Boston 28 Aug Thu 4 Sep Thu 4 Sep Thu 11 Sep Thu 18 Sep Thu 25 Sep Thu

11 Sep Thu 18 Sep Thu 25 Sep Thu 2 Oct Thu

Twin Share 2475

Single Supp. Option 895

2595 2595 2595 2595

895 895 1020 1020

TRIP NOTES

WiFi: See page 90 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 18–19. For extra nights’ accommodations see page 88. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

Authentic Accommodation Omni Parker House, Boston, Massachusetts, USA Stay at an Historic Hotel of America, our A Authentic Accommodation, and landmark of Boston since 1855 whose legendary ‘Saturday Club’ was frequented by some of the brightest minds from the Golden Age of Literature—Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne and Longfellow.

Day 8 | Depart Boston A complimentary transfer is provided to Boston Logan International Airport or extend your stay at the Omni Parker House. (FB)

Day 5 | New York City | Boston (3 Nights) Boston is awash in history, from the Old North Church— made famous in Longfellow’s poem about Paul Revere’s midnight ride—to the Cambridge campus of Harvard University, the nation’s oldest institute of higher learning, founded just a few years after Boston itself. This afternoon, get to know Boston’s most famous beer, a A Local Specialty, with a tour and tasting at the Samuel Adams Brewery. Arrive in Boston at your A Authentic Accommodation, The Omni Parker House. The hotel’s legendary ‘Saturday Club’ was frequented by some of the brightest minds from the Golden Age of Literature—Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne and Longfellow. Generations of local and national politicians— including Ulysses S. Grant, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, and William Jefferson Clinton—assembled for private meetings, press conferences, and power breakfasts here. (FB  D) Hotel:  Omni Parker House A Authentic Accommodation.

Breakers Mansion

The Liberty Bell

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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East Coast Town and Country Retreat The inside stories of New York and Washington, D.C., the simplicity of Amish life, history of Gettysburg and luxury of the famous Bedford Springs Resort – all at your leisure. It’s insider moments like… discovering the secrets of New York and Washington D.C. Learning how President Jefferson’s entire personal collection of 6,487 books once ended up at the Library of Congress, while losing yourself among its 838 miles of books. And enjoying the rest and relaxation at Bedford Springs Resort in the Allegheny Mountains – the waters here have attracted presidents and celebrities and were revered by Native Americans. You also savor a cooking demonstration, put on for you by one of the resort’s expert chefs.

Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C.

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive New York City (3 Nights)

Omni Bedford Springs

It's iconic places City Tours of New York City and Washington, D.C. Visit Amish Country in Lancaster County and Gettysburg.

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Welcome to New York City! Check into your hotel and spend the afternoon relaxing from your travels or explore this great metropolis on your own. At 5:30 pm, join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception at the hotel. (WR) Hotel: New York Hilton Midtown

Day 2 | New York City Sightseeing Embark on a city tour exploring the Big Apple with a A  Local Expert and discover the most vibrant features of this remarkable metropolis. See Times Square, Rockefeller Center and many more famous Manhattan sites. Drive through the boroughs of

Queens and Brooklyn, getting a glimpse into these eclectic neighborhoods. Enjoy the evening at leisure offering endless opportunities in the city that never sleeps. Catch a Broadway show or dine at one of the unlimited choices of delectable restaurants. (FB)

Day 3 | New York City At Leisure The day is yours at leisure to take on the city as you please. Enjoy a long walk in beautiful Central Park, head to Fifth Avenue for some of the city’s best shopping, visit the moving 9-11 Memorial, or just explore the bustling streets soaking up the atmosphere. Tonight, finish your New York adventure with dinner in Manhattan. (FB D)


NEW YORK

HIGHEST ELEVATION POINT 1,100 ft.

East Coast Town and Country Retreat 9 days – 1 Country At Leisure From:

NEY YORK CITY

PENNSYLVANIA

3

BEDFORD 2

Gettysburg

$2550 (per $2795 (per person person twin twin share) share)

Includes: 8 nights’ accommodations (1 Authentic Accommodation, Accommodations,22hotels). hotels).88full fullbreakfasts. breakfasts. Welcome Reception with appetizers. 3 dinners (including 2 three course dinners and Farewell Dinner). All land transport shown. All transfers shown. All our featured inclusions shown on page 8.

Lancaster County

WAYS TO SAVE

NEW JERSEY

MARYLAND

Triple room discount $350 p.p

Quad room discount $525 p.p

Young traveler discount $288

Book and Pay Early Savings visit www.trafalgar.com or your Travel Agent for Early Payment Discounts Price per Person

3

VIRGINIA

WASHINGTON D.C.

Start

Number of overnight stays

End

Sightseeing stops

DELAWARE

Code: DATL

Atlantic Ocean

Starts New York City

Ends Washington, D.C.

Twin Share

Single Supp. Option

14 Jun Sat

22 Jun Sun

2875

1195

12 Jul Sat

20 Jul Sun

2795

1195

Price per Person

Starts New York City 16 Aug Sat

Ends Washington, D.C. 24 Aug Sun

Twin Share 2795

Single Supp. Option 1200

6 Sep Sat 14 Sep Sun 13 Sep Sat 21 Sep Sun

2950 2950

1250 1250

TRIP NOTES

WiFi: See page 90 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 18–19.

Day 4 | New York City | Lancaster County | Bedford (2 Nights)

Day 7 | Washington, D.C. Sightseeing and At Leisure

Travel through the green landscapes of Pennsylvania as you make your way to Amish Country in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. View the verdant fields and clapboard farmhouses before stopping at the Kitchen Kettle Village, a shopping village with 32 unique stores. Experience the heritage of the Amish people, browse the handmade products and soak up the local culture. Perhaps try a local favorite like “chow-chow” or “shoe-fly pie.” Then journey onward to the town of Bedford to your A Authentic Accommodation and luxury Four-Diamond hotel sitting alongside the Bedford Springs. You are welcomed with afternoon tea followed by a tour of the historic property and resort where for more than 200 years, the eight mineral springs located on the property have served as an important gathering place. Tonight, enjoy dinner at the resort with your traveling companions. (FB  D) Hotel:  Omni Bedford Springs Resort A Authentic Accommodation.

Today, immerse yourself in the proud heritage of a nation as you view the White House, the striking Washington Monument and the sprawling National Mall with a A  Local Expert on a A  Small Group Sightseeing tour. Reflect on the country’s most turbulent days at the Lincoln Memorial and the somber World War II Memorial. Visit the Library of Congress for a A  Unique Insight, the book collection of Thomas Jefferson. In 1814, Jefferson offered to sell his book collection to the Library of Congress after the British burned Congress and the nation’s Capital. His was the largest private collection at the time, and was purchased for US$23,950 in 1815. Today, only a third of the original 6,487 volumes remain after a second fire to the Library in 1851. Enjoy the evening at leisure. (FB)

Day 5 | Bedford At Leisure Today is at leisure for you to enjoy the serene atmosphere of the scenic Cumberland Valley. Relax or take advantage of the resort’s many optional activities such as hiking, biking or fly-fishing. This afternoon, delight in a cooking demonstration by one of the hotel’s expert chefs complete with a tasting of the delicious creations. (FB)

Day 6 | Bedford | Gettysburg | Washington, D.C. (3 Nights) Bid farewell to Bedford and continue to the historical site of Gettysburg. Join your A  Local Expert for a tour at the site of one of the Civil War’s most pivotal battles. The events at Gettysburg—where General George Meade’s Army of the Potomac defeated Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia—turned the tide in the Civil War. Just four months after the historic struggle, the battlefield was the backdrop for Abraham Lincoln’s call for “a new birth of freedom” in his famed Gettysburg Address. Arrive in the nation’s capital and enjoy the evening on your own to explore the offerings of Washington, D.C. (FB) Hotel: Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel

For extra nights’ accommodations see page 88. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

Authentic Accommodation Omni Bedford Springs Resort, Bedford, Pennsylvania, USA Stay alongside our A Authentic Accommodation and luxury resort where 10 U.S. Presidents have stayed, seven of whom visited during their presidency.

Day 8 | Washington, D.C. Sightseeing Rise for a second day of discoveries in Washington, D.C. Visit Arlington National Cemetery and learn about the final resting place of the nation’s heroes. Pay tribute to those who dedicated their lives to the American ideals at the Tomb of the Unknowns and the Kennedy gravesite. This afternoon is at leisure to chart your own course through America’s capital city—visit one of the Smithsonian Institution’s renowned museums or stroll around the Dupont Circle neighborhood, designed by Pierre Charles L’Enfant just after the Civil War. This evening, a special Farewell Dinner awaits you and your travel companions—the perfect ending to your time together. (FB FD)

Day 9 | Depart Washington, D.C. Your trip comes to an end with a transport to Ronald Reagan Airport or Dulles International Airport or extend your stay at the Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel. (FB)

New York City 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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Tastes and Sounds of the South This trip gives you time to enjoy the South’s music and food – from Elvis’s Graceland to Creole cooking in New Orleans and grand antebellum hospitality in Natchez.  It’s insider moments like… experiencing Southern hospitality at two period homes in one amazing evening. Joe Stone plays the piano for you as you sip cocktails, while Esther Carpenter – once listed among America’s top 20 female chefs – invites you to dinner. It’s getting to know the home of Rock n’ Roll with our passionate Memphis expert, and learning about the city’s role in the civil rights movement. And it’s discovering ‘white gold’, hearing about the stark contrasts between life on a modern and pre-Civil War cotton plantation.

Graceland

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Nashville (2 Nights) Welcome to Music City! Get settled at your hotel and enjoy some time on your own this afternoon to explore. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow traveling companions for a Welcome Reception at a downtown honkytonk with a whiskey and moonshine tasting. (WR) Hotel: Renaissance Nashville Hotel

Day 2 | Nashville | Grand Ole Opry

Nashville Guitars

It's iconic places City Tours of Natchez and New Orleans. Orientations of Nashville and Memphis. Visit Graceland, Oak Alley, Grand Ole Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame.

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No visit to Nashville is complete without a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. See memorabilia from stars such as Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn and Garth Brooks as you explore this shrine to country music. Nobody told a story quite like Johnny Cash, and that tradition continues during a private performance and discussion with Johnny and June’s son, John Carter Cash. John Carter (or a member of his family) entertains with his own original music, as well as a few numbers made famous by his legendary family. Ask your own questions about the legend at a meet and greet. Wrap up your exploration of musical history with

a tour of RCA’s Studio B, one of the world’s most successful recording studios where such musicians as Elvis Presley recorded their sounds. Explore the world’s country music capital, starting with Music Row, the heart of Nashville’s entertainment industry, and home to the record labels, radio stations and recording studios. Attend a live taping at the Grand Ole Opry, home to America’s longest-running live radio program. Before the show, enjoy a tapas and wine dinner. (FB D)

Day 3 | Nashville | Memphis Sightseeing and At Leisure (2 Nights) Delight in some time at leisure this morning before hitting the highway to Memphis in the Mississippi Delta. Upon arrival, a A  Local Expert joins you with stories about Beale Street and Sun Studios, the Birthplace of Rock N’ Roll. See the hotel where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated and savor the late-afternoon light on the Big Muddy. Enjoy the evening at leisure to sample some Southern cookin’ and check out some live music. (FB) Hotel: Memphis Marriott Downtown


Tastes and Sounds of the South

KENTUCKY

HIGHEST ELEVATION POINT 600 ft.

2 NASHVILLE

10 days – 1 Country At Leisure

TENNESSEE MEMPHIS 2

From:

Graceland

MISSISSIPPI ALABAMA

Cotton Country Frogmore Plantation

WAYS TO SAVE

2 NATCHEZ

LOUISIANA Atchafalaya 3 NEW ORLEANS Basin Oak Alley Plantation

Number of overnight stays

End

Sightseeing stops

Day 4 | Graceland Excursion Graceland is as much an object of pilgrimage as a museum dedicated to the late, great Elvis Presley. From the flowers and painted signs outside the gates, to the tear-streaked cheeks of fans inside, see the effect that Elvis and his music had on popular American culture. Marvel at the Jungle Room, the private jets, custom cars and walls full of gold and platinum records. Stroll the grounds and you just might find yourself humming “Blue Suede Shoes;” if so, don’t worry, there’s leisure time this afternoon to pick up a pair before joining your traveling companions for a Regional Meal. (FB RM)

Gulf of Mexico

Day 7 | Natchez | Oak Alley | New Orleans (3 Nights) From Natchez, travel to the countryside to marvel at Oak Alley Plantation. This classic antebellum home sits on the Mississippi River and amazes visitors with its quarter mile canopy of 300-year-old live oak trees. In this grand dame of Southern mansions, learn about the lives of the plantation owners. Late this afternoon, arrive in New Orleans. This evening, visit the New Orleans School of Cooking located in the heart of the French Quarter. Discover the flair of Creole cuisine during a fun cooking class before enjoying culinary creations during a Regional Meal. (FB RM) Hotel: New Orleans Marriott

Day 8 | New Orleans Sightseeing and At Leisure

This morning, enjoy an exclusive tour of the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum before it opens to the rest of the public. Then, through an authentic presentation of music, art, artifacts and video, a visit to the B.B. King Museum will enlighten your senses to the life and music of one of the most accomplished musicians of our time. Then depart for Natchez. Founded by the French in 1716, Natchez was home to a flowering antebellum culture. Tonight, step back in time with a private tour of a Renaissance Revival mansion with a local Natchez storyteller. An authentic A  Be My Guest experience will begin as your host welcomes you with a cocktail reception, takes you on a guided tour of the elegant Southern home, then escorts you to an authentic and specially prepared ballroom dinner. (FB BG) Hotel: Natchez Eola Hotel

Delight in a hearty New Orleans breakfast and coffee before today’s exploration of the Crescent City. Join a A Small Group Sightseeing tour with a A  Local Expert and see the atmospheric French Quarter and Jackson Square, originally called Place d’Armes when it was the center of the old city, and tour one of the city’s above ground cemeteries. Then it’s out to the lovely Garden District, home to some of the best preserved Southern mansions in the United States. This afternoon, enjoy some time on your own: grab a po’ boy or some fresh beignets, stroll down Bourbon Street or hit the lively waterfront area. (FB)

Along the river lie the great cotton fields of the South. Stop at Frogmore Plantation & Gins to learn about the White Gold of the Mississippi Delta. With your costumed hosts, tour a reconstructed 19th-century cotton plantation and compare it to the modern-day operation that produces more than 900 bales of the A  Local Specialty each day. Spend the day taking in more of the nation’s Southern history in Natchez. See the gracious homes overlooking the river and enjoy a tour of palatial Stanton Hall, built by a Natchez plantation owner. Enjoy this evening at leisure. (FB)

Triple room discount $200 p.p

Quad room discount $300 p.p

Young traveler discount $250

Book and Pay Early Savings visit www.trafalgar.com or your Travel Agent for Early Payment Discounts

Price per Person

FLORIDA

Day 5 | Memphis | Natchez (2 Nights)

Day 6 | Natchez Sightseeing and At Leisure

Code: DTSS

GEORGIA

Natchez Trace Parkway

Start

$2295 (per person twin share) $2495

Includes: 9 nights’ accommodations (4 hotels). 9 full breakfasts. Welcome Reception with appetizers. 5 dinners (including Be My Guest, 2 Regional Meals, tapas dinner with wine and Farewell Dinner). All land transport shown. All transfers shown. All our featured inclusions shown on page 8.

ARKANSAS Mississippi River

BESTSELLER BOOK EARLY

Starts Nashville 1 May Thu 8 May Thu 15 May Thu 22 May Thu 29 May Thu

Ends New Orleans 10 May Sat 17 May Sat 24 May Sat 31 May Sat 7 Jun Sat

Twin Share 2495 2495 2495 2495 2495

Single Supp. Option 775 775 775 775 775

5 Jun Thu

14 Jun Sat

2495

775

4 Sep Thu

13 Sep Sat

2495

775

Price per Person

Starts Nashville 11 Sep Thu 18 Sep Thu 25 Sep Thu

Ends New Orleans 20 Sep Sat 27 Sep Sat 4 Oct Sat

Twin Share 2495 2495 2495

Single Supp. Option 775 775 775

2 Oct Thu 9 Oct Thu 16 Oct Thu 23 Oct Thu 30 Oct Thu

11 Oct Sat 18 Oct Sat 25 Oct Sat 1 Nov Sat 8 Nov Sat

2495 2495 2495 2495 2495

775 775 775 775 775

TRIP NOTES

WiFi: See page 90 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 18–19. For extra nights’ accommodations see page 88. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

Day 9 | New Orleans At Leisure Enjoy a leisurely day to explore this vibrant city. If you’re feeling adventurous, head out to the bayou for a guided tour deep into the swamps. Look out for alligators! Or stay downtown and stroll Magazine Street, visit Marie Laveau’s Historic Voodoo Museum or catch a little jazz piano while cooling off and watching the world go by. This evening, join your Travel Director and traveling companions for a Farewell Dinner at the famed Court of the Two Sisters. (FB FD)

Day 10 | Depart New Orleans Extend your stay at the New Orleans Marriott or say ‘Au Revoir’ to the Big Easy this morning with a complimentary transfer provided to New Orleans International Airport. (FB)

New Orleans musician 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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Golden West Contrasts There’s plenty of time to savor the glitz and glamour of Hollywood and Las Vegas, the history of San Diego, and the joy of Temecula Valley wine tasting on your trip to the Golden West. It’s insider moments like… leaving your hotel with the sun rising over Los Angeles, looking out for the famous Hollywood sign. Searching for your favorite star on the Walk of Fame before enjoying a private tour of the Dolby Theatre, home of the Oscars. And imagining the hardships of prospecting as you travel through the desert to the silver rush ghost town of Calico. Then enjoying the thrills of Sin City before heading out to the rolling hills of Temecula Valley, where you’re treated to a tasting at a local winery.

Santa Monica

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

San Diego

Welcome to the City of Angels! After checking in at your hotel, spend the afternoon exploring this great city on your own before gathering this evening at 6 p.m. at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Millennium Biltmore

Day 2 | Hollywood and Santa Monica Sightseeing

Las Vegas

It's iconic places City Tour in Los Angeles. Visits to the Dolby Theatre, Calico Ghost Town, Las Vegas, Temecula, San Diego and San Juan Capistrano.

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As the sun rises on Los Angeles, head to the hills for a view of the famed Hollywood sign. Then take a stroll along the Walk of Fame and see Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, opened in 1927 and home to hundreds of premieres and three Academy Award ceremonies. Speaking of the Academy Awards, enjoy a private tour of the Dolby Theatre, current home of the Oscars. This afternoon, follow the sleek, stylish Angelenos to beachside Santa Monica with its pedestrian-friendly Third Street Promenade and its iconic pier, which stretches out over the sunkissed Pacific. Enjoy a Regional Meal tonight in one of Beverly Hills’ renowned restaurants. (FB RM)

Day 3 | Los Angeles At Leisure Los Angeles is the city of dreams. Pursue yours today, whether it’s a trip to Venice Beach, shopping

at Rodeo Drive boutiques or a visit to the renowned Los Angeles County Museum of Art. If you like, take an optional excursion to Universal Studios Hollywood Theme Park and enjoy the Studio Tour to get a behind-the-scenes look at movie making. This evening is on your own to enjoy a night on the town—take in a show or linger over a gourmet dinner. Whatever you wish, your Travel Director can help you plan your time. (FB)

Day 4 | Los Angeles | Calico Ghost Town | Las Vegas (2 Nights) Travel east into the deserts of California until you reach the ghost town of Calico. Founded in 1881 on the heels of the largest silver strike in the state, the town was abandoned just 20 years later. Today, walk among some of the original mine buildings, stroll a reconstructed Main Street and imagine the rough-and-ready life of a prospector. Then make your way through the stark Mojave National Preserve before arriving at a barrage of lights breaking the wilderness: flashy Las Vegas. Celebrate your trip through the desert with a Regional Meal at a local Las Vegas restaurant. Tonight, try your luck at the tables, take in a show or just get out and enjoy all the sights and lights on the Strip. (FB RM) Hotel: Paris Las Vegas


Golden West Contrasts

NEVADA

HIGHEST ELEVATION POINT 2,000 ft.

8 days – 1 Country At Leisure

LAS VEGAS

CALIFORNIA

2

From:

Sierra Nevada Mountains Calico Ghost Town ARIZONA

$xxx (per(perperson $1995 persontwin twinshare) share)

Includes: 7 nights’ accommodations (3 hotels). 7 full breakfasts. Welcome Reception with appetizers. 3 dinners (including 2 Regional Meals and Farewell Dinner). All transport shown. All land transfers shown. All our featured inclusions shown on page 8.

Code: DGWC

WAYS TO SAVE LOS ANGELES 3

2

Anaheim Option 10 Day Option with Disneyland® Resort

San Juan Captistrano

Pacific Ocean Start

Number of overnight stays

End

Sightseeing stops

Mojave Desert

Temecula

The day is yours and the choices are endless: Hit the casinos; do some shopping; or maybe enjoy lunch at one of the elegant restaurants that have put Vegas on the culinary map. If you’re feeling adventurous, take an optional tour to marvel at the engineering feat that is the Hoover Dam, or soar over the natural wonders of the Grand Canyon or walk on the breathtaking glass Sky Walk overlooking the West Rim. Exhausted by the possibilities? Why not lounge by the hotel pool or visit a spa for a rejuvenating massage? (FB)

Day 6 | Las Vegas | Temecula | San Diego (2 Nights) Say good-bye to Sin City and head back to California, traveling through the lovely town of Temecula, situated among rolling hills dotted with vineyards. Enjoy a visit to a local winery in Temecula Valley for a guided tour and private wine tasting, a A  Local Specialty. Continue to laid-back San Diego, site of the first Spanish mission in California. (FB) Hotel: Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

Day 7 | San Diego Sightseeing and At Leisure From the Victorian Gaslamp Quarter to the luxuriant gardens of Balboa Park, San Diego entices visitors and locals alike with a combination of fascinating history, lively street life and some of the best weather in the country. Get acquainted with the city on a guided orientation tour and then enjoy some leisure time to do some shopping, take an optional tour to the San Diego Zoo, cruise on the picturesque harbor or visit the USS Midway. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a Farewell Dinner cruise. (FB FD)

Day 8 | San Diego | San Juan Capistrano | Anaheim | Depart Los Angeles Traveling up the coast past the idyllic community of La Jolla, arrive in San Juan Capistrano, home to one of the oldest missions in California. Visit the ruins of the Great Stone Church, the iconic Bell Tower and the peaceful Sacred Garden, before arriving in Anaheim where travelers opting for the Disneyland® Resort extension will disembark. The rest of the group returns to Los Angeles where you may take a complimentary transfer to Los Angeles International Airport or to the Millennium Biltmore if you want to extend your stay in Southern California. Please do not schedule any flights before 6 p.m. (FB)

Quad room discount $165 p.p

Young traveler discount $200

Book and Pay Early Savings visit www.trafalgar.com or your Travel Agent for Early Payment Discounts Price per Person

2 SAN DIEGO

Day 5 | Las Vegas At Leisure

Triple room discount $75 p.p

MEXICO

Golden West Contrasts with Disneyland® Resort Extension Ref: DGWA Extend your vacation with a full day visit to the Disneyland® Resort in Anaheim. Explore eight fantastic “lands” at the original Disneyland® Park or discover Disney California Adventure™ Park and immerse yourself in a magical festival of shows, parades and attractions celebrating the Golden State. Day 1 to Day 16   These days will operate as shown on Golden West Contrasts Days 1-7.

Day 8  San Diego | San Juan Capistrano | Anaheim (2 Nights) On arrival in Anaheim, say good-bye to your Travel Director and newfound friends. Take some time this afternoon to explore Anaheim and Orange County’s many attractions on your own. (FB) Hotel: Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort

Day 9  Anaheim and Disneyland® Resort At Leisure The Magic Kingdom awaits. Keep in mind Walt Disney’s words of wisdom: “If you can dream it, you can do it.” Make the most of your full day at Disneyland® Park or Disney California Adventure™ Park—places where dreams really do come true. (FB)

Day 10  Depart Anaheim Bid farewell to Southern California as you board your complimentary transfer to Los Angeles International Airport. (FB)

Starts Ends Los Los Angeles Angeles 25 May Sun 1 Jun Sun

Twin Share 1995

Single Supp. Option 625

22 Jun Sun 29 Jun Sun

1995

625

6 Jul Sun

1995

625

13 Jul Sun

Price per Person

Starts Los Angeles 17 Aug Sun

Ends Los Angeles 24 Aug Sun

Twin Share 1995

Single Supp. Option 625

7 Sep Sun 14 Sep Sun 21 Sep Sun 28 Sep Sun

1995 1995

625 625

TRIP NOTES

WIFI: See page 90 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 18–19. For extra nights’ accommodations see page 88. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

Golden West Contrasts with Disneyland® Extention 10 days – 1 Country At Leisure From:

$2395 (per person twin share)

Code: DGWA

WAYS TO SAVE Triple room discount $135 p.p

Quad room discount $255 p.p

Young traveler discount $240

Book and Pay Early Savings visit www.trafalgar.com or your Travel Agent for Early Payment Discounts Price per Person

Price per Person

Starts Ends Los Angeles Anaheim 25 May Sun 3 Jun Tue

Twin Share 2395

Single Supp. 825

Starts Ends Los Angeles Anaheim 17 Aug Sun 26 Aug Tue

Twin Share 2395

Single Supp. 825

22 Jun Sun 1 Jul Tue

2395

825

7 Sep Sun 16 Sep Tue 21 Sep Sun 30 Sep Tue

2395 2395

825 825

6 Jul Sun

2395

825

15 Jul Tue

TRIP NOTES

WIFI: See page 90 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 18–19. For extra nights’ accommodations see page 88. 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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Impressions of South America This leisurely South America trip gives you Sugarloaf Mountain, the Christ the Redeemer statue and Iguassu Falls by day – and samba fun in Rio and tango in Buenos Aires by night. It’s insider moments like… sneaking behind the scenes at the Teatro Colón, built in 1908 for a society that demanded elite opera in Buenos Aires – you see the decadent Salon de Oro (Hall of Gold) and the workshops three floors below ground level that hold 1,000 employees and artists. In Rio, you see master craftsmen working with precious metals and turning rough gems into works of art right before your eyes. And you learn to mix the perfect Caipirinha – Brazil’s national cocktail – at a barbeque night at the local churrascaria.

Iguassu Falls

It’s travel beyond the expected Copacabana beach

It's iconic places City Tours in Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires. Visits to the Christ the Redeemer Statue, and Iguassu Falls.

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Day 1 | Arrive Rio de Janeiro (4 Nights)

Day 2 | Rio de Janeiro At Leisure and Sightseeing

Bemvindo ao Rio de Janeiro! On arrival at the airport, you will be met by a local host and taken to your luxurious oceanfront hotel (check-in time 3 p.m.). Relax, get settled in and enjoy your hotel’s superb location overlooking Copacabana Beach, minutes from downtown Rio. Hotel: Windsor Atlantica

Enjoy a leisurely morning before joining your Travel Director for an exploration of the cidade maravilhosa (marvelous city) and its many contrasts, from the 18th century aqueduct and colonial Candelaria Church to the 20th century opera house, Sambodromo, and city Cathedral. Ascend Sugarloaf Mountain via cable car for astounding views over the city and the bay. This evening, enjoy a festive Welcome Reception at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelers. (FB WR)


MANAUS AMAZON 2 3

1

HIGHEST ELEVATION POINT 2,300 ft.

Brazilian Amazon 4 Day Optional Pre-Itinerary Extension

Impressions of South America 10 days – 2 Countries At Leisure From:

$3395 (per person twin share)

Includes: 9 nights’ accommodations (3 hotels). 9 full breakfasts. 2 lunches. Welcome Reception with appetizers. 4 dinners (including Be My Guest, Regional Meal, three course dinner and Farewell Dinner). All land transport shown (including 2 internal flights). All transfers shown. All our featured inclusions shown on page 8.

BRAZIL

PERU

BESTSELLER BOOK EARLY

BOLIVIA

Code: LISA

WAYS TO SAVE CHILE

4

PARAGUAY 2

RIO DE JANEIRO

IGUASSU FALLS

Atlantic Ocean

ARGENTINA URUGUAY

BUENOS AIRES 3

Day 3 | Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing and At Leisure Journey by cogwheel train to the summit of majestic Corcovado, site of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Back down the mountain, see the songinspiring Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. Stop for a lunch at a local restaurant then enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. (FB L)

Day 4 | Rio de Janeiro At Leisure Enjoy a full day to explore the wonders of Rio on your own. This evening, learn to mix a A  Local Specialty, the national cocktail—Caipirinha—and indulge in a traditional Regional Meal barbeque at a local churrascaria, followed by a Rio Carnival extravaganza of Samba entertainment. (FB RM)

Day 5 | Rio de Janeiro | Iguassu Falls (2 Nights) This morning, experience a A  Local Specialty as you watch and learn the process of transforming precious metals and rough Brazilian gemstones into works of art before flying to magnificent Iguassu Falls, on the border of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. These 275 separate falls cover nearly two miles along the Iguassu River. This evening, enjoy a convivial dinner with your companions at the hotel. (FB D) Hotel: Mabu Thermas & Resort

Day 6 | Iguassu Falls Sightseeing and At Leisure Enter Iguassu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and meet your A  Local Expert to explore the Brazilian side of Iguassu, including a scenic walk through the rainforest at the base of the falls. After a lunch at a restaurant overlooking the falls, return to your hotel for a leisurely afternoon. Maybe enjoy the hotel’s thermal pools or visit the Parque das Aves, home to more than 500 species of tropical birds. (FB L)

Day 7 | Iguassu Falls | Buenos Aires (3 Nights) Cross the border into Argentina and take a guided walk along a scenic catwalk. Board the open-air Ecological Jungle Train for a different perspective on the falls and see the thunderous Devil’s Throat Falls. Fly to Buenos Aires where your hotel is in the center of all the action: boutiques, fine dining, museums and the famous Teatro Colon. (FB) Hotel: Sheraton Libertador Hotel

Triple room discount 1 Nov 13 – 22 Dec 13 17 Jan 14 – 19 Dec 14 9 Jan 15 – 17 Apr 15

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Number of overnight stays

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Day 8 | Buenos Aires Sightseeing and At Leisure Embark on an in-depth tour with a A  Local Expert to see the Casa Rosada, Metropolitan Cathedral and other government buildings; the colorful neighborhood of La Boca; San Telmo and lovely Palermo. See the Teatro Colon, a landmark in Buenos Aires and a A  Unique Insight. Take a backstage tour of the Opera House, including the main function rooms, the main stage and, of course, the workshops where all the costumes and clothes used in the performances are produced. Lastly, visit the Recoleta Cemetery where Argentina’s former First Lady, Eva Peron (Evita), is buried. Enjoy some time at leisure before joining your Travel Director and fellow travelers for an exclusive A  Be My Guest experience in Palermo Soho this evening. You will be welcomed by a local family and longtime residents of this now-trendy neighborhood in the fashionable Palermo Viejo. Be delighted, as they wine and dine you with homemade family recipes in the kitchen. Discover the secrets of kneading country bread. Watch as your hosts demonstrate the art of typical Argentinean crafts. Spending time with these lively people will be an insider memory you won’t soon forget. (FB BG)

Day 9 | Buenos Aires At Leisure A full day at leisure—explore on your own or perhaps take an optional excursion to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay, or to a traditional estancia (ranch) to learn about the life of a gaucho (cowboy) while enjoying a barbeque lunch and equestrian show. This evening, get ready for a festive Farewell Dinner and a chance to savor renowned Argentinean beef followed by a sensual tango dance performance. (FB FD)

Day 10 | Depart Buenos Aires Say hasta luego to Argentina today and transfer to the airport for your flight home. For your comfort, your rooms are reserved until 5 p.m. Or you may chose to extend your stay in Buenos Aires. (CB/FB)

Extend Your Vacation 4 DAYS BRAZILIAN AMAZON See page 39 for more information. 

Young traveler discount $347

$150 p.p $190 p.p $200 p.p

Book and Pay Early Savings visit www.trafalgar.com or your Travel Agent for Early Payment Discounts

Price per Person

u u u u

Starts Rio De Janeiro 1 Nov Fri 15 Nov Fri 22 Nov Fri 29 Nov Fri

Ends Buenos Aires 10 Nov Sun 24 Nov Sun 1 Dec Sun 8 Dec Sun

u 13 Dec Fri 22 Dec Sun u H 22 Dec Sun 31 Dec Tue 2014 26 Jan Sun 17 Jan Fri 24 Jan Fri 2 Feb Sun 9 Feb Sun 31 Jan Fri

Twin Share 3395 3395 3395 3395

Single Supp. Option 1480 1480 1480 1480

3395 3495

1480 1550

3695 3695 3695

1625 1625 1625

7 Feb Fri 14 Feb Fri 21 Feb Fri

16 Feb Sun 23 Feb Sun 2 Mar Sun

3695 3695 3695

1625 1625 1625

14 Mar Fri 28 Mar Fri

23 Mar Sun 6 Apr Sun

3695 3695

1625 1625

4 Apr Fri 11 Apr Fri 18 Apr Fri 25 Apr Fri

13 Apr Sun 20 Apr Sun 27 Apr Sun 4 May Sun

3695 3695 3695 3695

1625 1625 1625 1625

2 May Fri 16 May Fri 23 May Fri 30 May Fri

11 May Sun 25 May Sun 1 Jun Sun 8 Jun Sun

3695 3695 3695 3695

1625 1625 1625 1625

6 Jun Fri

15 Jun Sun

3695

1625

25 Jul Fri

3 Aug Sun

3695

1625

8 Aug Fri 15 Aug Fri

17 Aug Sun 24 Aug Sun

3695 3695

1625 1625

Price per Person

Starts Rio De Janeiro 22 Aug Fri

Ends Buenos Aires 31 Aug Sun

Twin Share 3695

Single Supp. Option 1625

5 Sep Fri 19 Sep Fri 26 Sep Fri

14 Sep Sun 28 Sep Sun 5 Oct Sun

3695 3695 3695

1625 1625 1625

10 Oct Fri 17 Oct Fri 24 Oct Fri

19 Oct Sun 26 Oct Sun 2 Nov Sun

3695 3695 3695

1625 1625 1625

7 Nov Fri 14 Nov Fri 21 Nov Fri 28 Nov Fri

16 Nov Sun 23 Nov Sun 30 Nov Sun 7 Dec Sun

3695 3695 3695 3695

1625 1625 1625 1625

12 Dec Fri H 19 Dec Fri

3695 3825

1625 1750

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

21 Dec Sun 28 Dec Sun 2015s 18 Jan Sun 25 Jan Sun 1 Feb Sun 8 Feb Sun

3875 3875 3875 3875

1695 1695 1695 1695

13 Feb Fri 20 Feb Fri 27 Feb Fri

22 Feb Sun 1 Mar Sun 8 Mar Sun

3875 3875 3875

1695 1695 1695

6 Mar Fri 13 Mar Fri 27 Mar Fri

15 Mar Sun 22 Mar Sun 5 Apr Sun

3875 3875 3875

1695 1695 1695

3 Apr Fri 10 Apr Fri 17 Apr Fri

12 Apr Sun 19 Apr Sun 26 Apr Sun

3875 3875 3875

1695 1695 1695

u Crossovers: These departure dates operate as per the 2013 brochure. Hotels

and inclusions vary. Please inquire at time of booking.

H Festive Departures: we’ve arranged Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations

for these vacations.

s 2015: Dates are subject to date, price and itinerary changes. Final details will be

confirmed July 2014.

TRIP NOTES

WIFI: See page 90 for details. Land & Intra Air: prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Rio de Janeiro-Iguassu and Iguassu-Buenos Aires and require purchase of round-trip travel on LATAM Airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities. If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of 1 May 2013. For up-to-date information, visit www.trafalgar.com. 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 18–19. For extra nights’ accommodations see page 88. 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 South America Three wonderful cities on a laid-back vacation: Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires and Santiago, as well as the mighty Iguassu Falls and a trip to Chile’s premium wine producing valley. It’s insider moments like… being charmed by a vibrant young Buenos Aires family as they wine, dine and entertain you in their home – Lina lets you in on the secret of her delicious bread, and Gaspar shows how tango should be done. Samba-ing the night away and eating succulent barbequed meats at a local churrascaria in Rio de Janeiro. And getting an insider’s guide to the vibrant city of Santiago, before heading out to the Maipo Valley. A winemaker shows you around the vineyard, you taste fine Chilean wine and enjoy a gourmet lunch.

Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro

Toucan

It's iconic places City Tours in Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires and Santiago. Visits to the Christ the Redeemer Statue, Iguassu Falls, and Chile’s wine country. See the Church of San Francisco.

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Maipo Valley


ECUADOR

AMAZON 2 3

MANAUS

HIGHEST ELEVATION POINT 2,300 ft.

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BOLIVIA

PARAGUAY

CHILE

4

RIO DE JANEIRO

IGUASSU FALLS 2 ARGENTINA Easter Island 4 Day Optional Post-Itinerary Extension

3

SANTIAGO

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URUGUAY 3 BUENOS AIRES

Bemvindo ao Rio de Janeiro! You will arrive and be met at the airport by a local host and taken to your luxurious oceanfront hotel (check in time is 3 p.m.). Enjoy your hotel’s superb location overlooking Copacabana Beach, minutes from downtown Rio. Hotel: Windsor Atlantica

Day 2 | Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing Enjoy a leisurely morning before joining your Travel Director for an exploration of the cidade maravilhosa (marvelous city) and its many contrasts, from the 18th century aqueduct and colonial Candelaria Church to the 20th century opera house, Sambodromo, and city Cathedral. Ascend Sugarloaf Mountain via cable car for astounding views over the city and the bay. This evening, enjoy a festive Welcome Reception at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelers. (FB WR)

Day 3 | Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing and At Leisure Board a classic cogwheel train for the journey to the summit of majestic Corcovado, site of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. After admiring the panoramic views, head back down the mountain and see the song-inspiring Copacabana and Ipanema beaches and stop for a lunch at a local restaurant on your way back to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. (FB L)

Day 4 | Rio de Janeiro At Leisure Enjoy a full day to explore the wonders of Rio on your own. Your Travel Director will be happy to help you plan your day. This evening, learn how to mix the perfect Caipirinha, a A  Local Specialty and Brazil’s national cocktail, and then indulge in a traditional barbeque Regional Meal at a local churrascaria. Feel the spirit of Rio’s world-famous Carnival as you’re treated to a lively extravaganza of Samba song-and-dance. (FB RM)

Day 5 | Rio de Janeiro | Iguassu Falls (2 Nights) Brazil is world renowned for its vast array of gemstones. This morning, you’ll learn about this A Local Specialty and watch the fascinating creative

process as precious metals and rough gemstones are transformed into works of art, design and luxury. Then take a flight to magnificent Iguassu Falls, straddling the border of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Iguassu National Park boasts one of the world’s largest and most impressive waterfalls and is home to many rare and endangered species of flora and fauna. This evening, enjoy a convivial dinner with your travel companions at the hotel. (FB D) Hotel: Mabu Thermas & Resort

Day 6 | Iguassu Falls Sightseeing and At Leisure Enter Iguassu National Park and spend the morning exploring the Brazilian side of the cascades with a A  Local Expert, including a scenic walk through the rainforest at the base of the falls. After enjoying a lunch at a local restaurant with a view of the falls, return to your hotel for an afternoon at leisure. Perhaps enjoy the hotel’s thermal pools fed by the planet’s biggest thermal water spring or visit the Parque das Aves—a tropical bird preserve that’s home to more than 500 species of Brazilian birds. (FB L)

Day 7 | Iguassu Falls | Buenos Aires (3 Nights) Cross the border into Argentina and spend some time getting to know the geography of the area at the Visitors Center. Take a walk along a scenic catwalk and board the open-air Ecological Jungle Train for a different perspective on the mighty falls and view the thunderous Devil’s Throat Falls. Then fly to Buenos Aires and arrive at your stylish hotel. From your hotel’s vantage point in the heart of Argentina’s sizzling capital, you are in the center of all the action: renowned international designer boutiques, fine dining venues, museums, cultural pursuits, modern theaters and the famous Teatro Colon. (FB) Hotel: Sheraton Libertador Hotel

Day 8 | Buenos Aires Sightseeing and At Leisure Embark with a A  Local Expert on an in-depth tour of the passionate city where the tango was born. See the Casa Rosada, Metropolitan Cathedral and other government buildings; the colorful neighborhood of La Boca; San Telmo and lovely Palermo, home to fashionable cafes and verdant parks.  See the Teatro Colon, a landmark in Buenos Aires and a A  Unique Insight. Take a backstage tour of the Opera House,

Code: LBSA

WAYS TO SAVE Triple room discount 1 Nov 13 – 22 Dec 13 17 Jan 14 – 19 Dec 14 9 Jan 15 – 17 Apr 15

Atlantic Ocean

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Rio de Janeiro (4 Nights)

$4395 (per person twin share)

Includes: 12 nights’ accommodations (4 hotels). 12 full breakfasts. 3 lunches (including Regional Meal and 2 lunches). Welcome Reception with appetizers. 5 dinners (including Be My Guest, 2 Regional Meals, three course dinner and Farewell Dinner). All land transport shown (including 3 internal flights). All transfers shown. All our featured inclusions shown on page 8.

BRAZIL

Pacific Ocean

BESTSELLER BOOK EARLY

13 days – 3 Countries At Leisure

Brazilian Amazon 4 Day Optional Pre-Itinerary Extension

PERU

3

Best of South America

Young traveler discount $440

$220 p.p $260 p.p $280 p.p

Book and Pay Early Savings visit www.trafalgar.com or your Travel Agent for Early Payment Discounts

Price per Person

Starts Rio de Janeiro 1 Nov Fri 15 Nov Fri 22 Nov Fri 29 Nov Fri

Ends Santiago 13 Nov Wed 27 Nov Wed 4 Dec Wed 11 Dec Wed

Twin Share 4395 4395 4395 4395

Single Supp. Option 1775 1775 1775 1775

u 13 Dec Fri 25 Dec Wed u H 22 Dec Sun 3 Jan Fri

4395 4495

1775 1850

4775 4775 4775

2025 2025 2025

u u u u

17 Jan Fri 24 Jan Fri 31 Jan Fri

2014 29 Jan Wed 5 Feb Wed 12 Feb Wed

7 Feb Fri 14 Feb Fri 21 Feb Fri

19 Feb Wed 26 Feb Wed 5 Mar Wed

4775 4775 4775

2025 2025 2025

14 Mar Fri 28 Mar Fri

26 Mar Wed 9 Apr Wed

4775 4775

2025 2025

4 Apr Fri 11 Apr Fri 18 Apr Fri 25 Apr Fri

16 Apr Wed 23 Apr Wed 30 Apr Wed 7 May Wed

4775 4775 4775 4775

2025 2025 2025 2025

2 May Fri 16 May Fri 23 May Fri 30 May Fri

14 May Wed 28 May Wed 4 Jun Wed 11 Jun Wed

4775 4775 4775 4775

2025 2025 2025 2025

6 Jun Fri

18 Jun Wed

4775

2025

25 Jul Fri

6 Aug Wed

4775

2025

8 Aug Fri 15 Aug Fri

20 Aug Wed 27 Aug Wed

4775 4775

2025 2025

Price per Person

Starts Rio de Janeiro 22 Aug Fri

Ends Santiago 3 Sep Wed

Twin Share 4775

Single Supp. Option 2025

5 Sep Fri 19 Sep Fri 26 Sep Fri

17 Sep Wed 1 Oct Wed 8 Oct Wed

4775 4775 4775

2025 2025 2025

10 Oct Fri 17 Oct Fri 24 Oct Fri

22 Oct Wed 29 Oct Wed 5 Nov Wed

4775 4775 4775

2025 2025 2025

7 Nov Fri 14 Nov Fri 21 Nov Fri 28 Nov Fri

19 Nov Wed 26 Nov Wed 3 Dec Wed 10 Dec Wed

4775 4775 4775 4775

2025 2025 2025 2025

12 Dec Fri H 19 Dec Fri

4775 4895

2025 2150

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

24 Dec Wed 31 Dec Wed 2015s 21 Jan Wed 28 Jan Wed 4 Feb Wed 11 Feb Wed

4995 4995 4995 4995

2125 2125 2125 2125

13 Feb Fri 20 Feb Fri 27 Feb Fri

25 Feb Wed 4 Mar Wed 11 Mar Wed

4995 4995 4995

2125 2125 2125

6 Mar Fri 13 Mar Fri 27 Mar Fri

18 Mar Wed 25 Mar Wed 8 Apr Wed

4995 4995 4995

2125 2125 2125

3 Apr Fri 10 Apr Fri 17 Apr Fri

15 Apr Wed 22 Apr Wed 29 Apr Wed

4995 4995 4995

2125 2125 2125

u Crossovers: These departures operate as per the 2013 brochure. Hotels and

inclusions vary. Please inquire at time of booking.

H Festive Departures: we’ve arranged Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations

for these vacations.

s 2015: Dates are subject to date, price and itinerary changes. Final details will be

confirmed July 2014.

TRIP NOTES

WIFI: See page 90 for details. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Land & Intra Air: prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Rio de Janeiro-Iguassu, Iguassu-Buenos Aires and Buenos Aires-Santiago and require purchase of round-trip travel on LATAM Airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities. If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of 1 May 2013. For up-to-date information, visit www.trafalgar.com. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 18–19. For extra nights’ accommodations see page 88. 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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La Boca, Buenos Aires

including the main function rooms, the main stage and, of course, the workshops where all the costumes and clothes used in the performances are produced. Lastly, visit the elegant Recoleta, where Argentina’s former first lady, Eva Peron (Evita), is buried. Enjoy some time at leisure before joining your Travel Director and fellow travelers for an exclusive A  Be My Guest experience in Palermo Soho this evening. You will be welcomed by a local family and long-time residents of this now-trendy neighborhood in the fashionable Palermo Viejo. Be delighted, as they wine and dine you with homemade family recipes. Discover the secrets of kneading country bread and even try with your own hands. Watch as your hosts demonstrate the art of typical Argentinean crafts. Spending time with these lively people will be an insider memory you won’t soon forget. (FB BG)

Day 9 | Buenos Aires At Leisure

San Francisco Santiago de Queretaro

Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires

Extend Your Vacation 4 DAYS BRAZILIAN AMAZON See page 39 for more information.

Extend Your Vacation 4 DAYS EASTER ISLAND See page 39 for more information.

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Relish a morning and afternoon at leisure to pursue your own interests in the “Paris of South America.” The possibilities are endless. Delve into one of the country’s finest museums at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, set in a lovely park in the Recoleta neighborhood. Follow in the footsteps of Argentina’s most revered writer, Jorge Luis Borges, as you browse the many bookstores of Buenos Aires and sip a coffee at the famed Cafe Tortoni. As an option, you can visit the UNESCO World Heritage city of Colonia del Sacramento across the Rio de la Plata in Uruguay. And if you’d like to experience a different side of Argentina, choose an optional trip into the countryside to a traditional estancia (ranch); share a drink with the local gauchos (cowboys), learn about their lives and marvel at their consummate horsemanship during a lively equestrian show before tucking into a sumptuous traditional parrillada (barbeque) lunch. This evening, do as the locals do and linger over a Regional Meal and a chance for an authentic taste of world-renowned Argentinean beef! Cap off the evening watching the best tango dancers in Buenos Aires perform, and experience the passion and power of the traditional tango—the most representative and beloved music in Argentina. (FB RM)

Day 10 | Buenos Aires | Santiago (3 Nights) Bid “Adios” to Buenos Aires and say “Hola” to Santiago as you fly west across the Andes to the Chilean capital. Settle into your hotel, situated in the heart of one of Santiago’s most beautiful neighborhoods, and a prime location close to

charming boutiques, bars and restaurants. This evening is at leisure. (FB) Hotel:  InterContinental Santiago

Day 11 | Santiago Sightseeing Head for the Maipo Valley, Chile’s most traditional wine-producing valley known for its premium wines. Visit an exclusive winery where you will enjoy a gourmet Regional Meal served alfresco on the beautiful grounds. After, meet the winemaker, your A  Local Expert, for a personalized winery experience, from the vineyards to the bottling process. Celebrate Chile’s proud wine-making traditions with a wine tasting. Back in Santiago, meet your A  Local Expert and embark on an orientation tour of this vibrant city, traveling past Club Hipico—the regal racetrack—and sprawling Parque O’Higgins. Cruise along Alameda Avenue past the Church of San Francisco and the University of Chile on your way to the vibrant Plaza de Armas with its fountains and sculptures. View the Palacio de la Moneda, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Central Market. Drive up San Cristobal Hill for panoramic views of the city and the snow-capped Andes. Return to your hotel, which is situated in one of Santiago’s most beautiful neighborhoods, near boutiques, bars and restaurants. (FB RM)

Day 12 | Santiago At Leisure Enjoy a day of leisure in Santiago. Perhaps join an optional trip to Valparaiso, once known as “Little San Francisco” by the sailors who made it a frequent stopover on the long voyage between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans; then take the coastal road to see the graceful mansions, whitesand beaches and historic casino of the seaside resort of Vina del Mar. This evening, gather with your travel companions for a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB FD)

Day 13 | Depart Santiago Say hasta luego to Chile and transfer to the airport for your onward travel arrangements. For your comfort, your rooms are reserved until 6 p.m. You can chose to extend your stay in Santiago at the InterContinental Santiago if you wish. (CB/FB)


Easter Island

Brazilian Amazon

It’s travel beyond the expected

It’s travel beyond the expected

This post-itinerary extension is only available in conjunction with Best of South America (LBSA; pages 36-38).

Then visit Ahu Te Pito Kura and the “Navel of the World.” Finally, visit the beach of Anakena with its restored Ahus Nau Nau and Ature Huke. There Day 1 | Fly to Easter Island (3 Nights) you will have the opportunity to enjoy Fly to Easter Island, the cradle of the warm Pacific Ocean. (FB L) an enigmatic culture that persists to this day. The language, music and Day 3 | Easter Island Sightseeing many traditions remain alive amongst Delve deeper into Easter Island’s the island’s inhabitants, while the singular history and culture today enormous carved stone moai tell of as your expert guide takes you to a more remote past. After checking in explore Rano Kau, an extinct volcano at your seaside hotel (check in is at 3 with stunning views of the island, and p.m.), enjoy the rest of the day on your the village of Orongo, the ceremonial own. Take a swim in the pool, stroll into center of the mysterious Birdman town or just relax and enjoy the island cult. View the altars, quarry and some of the 480 cave paintings related to breezes. (CB) Hotel: Taha Tai Hotel this fascinating cult. Drive to restored Day 2 | Easter Island Sightseeing Ahu Akivi with seven Moais, built in Visit the fallen monolithic statues, the middle of the island. Visit the Ahus Vaihu in the bay of Hanga Te’e, topknot-quarry Puna Pau with its red and Akahanga, where supposedly the scoria stone, where all the Pukaos famous king Hotu Matua was buried. were made. (FB) Proceed to Rano Raraku, quarry of almost 900 stone statues, 397 of them Day 4 | Depart Easter Island still lying or standing at the slopes of the extinct volcano with crater lake. Visit Ahu Tongariki, the most recent and largest restoration on the island.

Enjoy some free time this morning before transferring to the airport for your onward flight arrangements (not included in vacation price). (FB)

This pre-itinerary extension is only available in conjunction with Impressions of South America (LISA; pages 34-35) and Best of South America (LBSA; pages 36-38).

Day 1 | Arrive Manaus Fly to Manaus, Brazil (not included in vacation price). Upon arrival, you’ll be taken to your hotel before embarking on a city tour. Visit the grand Palacio Rio Negro, former home of a rubber baron and now a museum preserving the traditional Amazonian culture. Discover the floating harbor and nearby Customs House, the vibrant Mercado Municipal, and the famed Opera House, constructed during the rubber boom of Manaus’ golden age. Hotel: Tropical Manaus

Day 3 | Amazon Excursion After breakfast, embark on a guided walk through the rainforest. When you enter the dense jungle, imagine yourself as one of the first explorers of the Amazon – perhaps you’ll spot the capybara, the world’s largest rodent, or get a glimpse of an anaconda as it naps on the branches of a tree. Then visit the home of native Amazonians to learn about their culture and way of life. This evening, take to the river on a moonlit search for caiman. (FB L D)

Day 2 | Manaus | Amazon Ecopark Day 4 | Amazon | Manaus | Jungle Lodge (2 Nights) This morning, travel upstream to the Rio de Janeiro famous “Meeting of the Waters” and watch the dark water of the Rio Negro mix with the brown water of the Solimoes as the mighty river flows eastward to the Atlantic. After lunch, choose to take an optional canoe excursion down a smaller tributary and try your hand at

Easter Island

Brazilian Amazon

4 days – 1 Country

4 days – 1 Country

From:

From:

$975 (per person twin share)

piranha fishing, or just relax and soak up the jungle atmosphere. Later this afternoon, transfer to your lodge on the banks of the Rio Taruma. (FB  L  D) Hotel: Amazon ECOPARK Jungle Lodge

Visit Monkey Forest, a rehabilitation center and wildlife refuge, to watch the rescued monkeys eat and play. Then say chau to the Amazon as you return to Manaus Airport for your flight to Rio de Janeiro where you will join your vacation on Day 1. (FB)

$1325 (per person twin share)

Includes: All our featured inclusions shown on page 8.

Includes: All our featured inclusions shown on page 8. Code: LEAS3

Twin Share

Triple Room Reduction

Single Room Supplement

Twin Share

Triple Room Reduction

Single Room Supplement

1325

30

290

1 Jan 13 - 31 Dec 13

1325

30

260

1325

10

295

1395

10

295

From Santiago

From Santiago 1 Jan 13 - 31 Dec 13

Code: LBRAZ

1 Jan 14 - 31 Dec 14

975

55

195

1 Jan 14 - 31 Dec 14

1 Jan 15 - 31 Dec 15 #

1025

60

225

1 Jan 15 - 31 Mar 15

TRIP NOTES Land & Intra Air: Above prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Santiago-Easter Island, require purchase of Best of South America and require purchase of round-trip travel on LATAM Airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities. If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of 1 May 2013. For up-to-date information, visit www.trafalgar.com.

TRIP NOTES When booking this extension we recommend a pre-night reservation.

All prices are per person on a twin share basis.

Land & Intra Air: Above prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Manaus-Rio de Janeiro, require purchase of the Impressions of South America or Best of South America and require purchase of round-trip travel on LATAM Airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities. If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of 1 May 2013. For up-to-date information, visit www.trafalgar.com.  

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early.

All prices are per person on a twin share basis.

For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 18–19.

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early.

For extra nights’ accommodations see page 88.

For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 18–19.

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

For extra nights’ accommodations see page 88.

# 2015 dates are subject to date, price and itinerary changes. Final details will be available July 2014.

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

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Discover Australia Aboriginal rock paintings in Uluru, underwater paradise at the Great Barrier Reef, vibrant city life in Sydney – discover the best of Australia at an enjoyable pace. It’s insider moments like… meeting skilled Aboriginal artists at work in Uluru – the ancient sacred landmark also known as Ayers Rock – and having a go at traditional dot painting. Meeting a lifeguard at Bondi Beach for an exclusive tour of the world’s oldest surf lifesaving club; then enjoying a lunch of beer battered flathead fillets before hitting the beach for a photo with the Pacific Ocean as your backdrop. And it’s going behind-the-scenes at Sydney Opera House as our expert reveals the secrets beneath the famous sails.

Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), Northern Territory

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 to Day 2 | Depart USA*

Day 4 | Sydney Sightseeing

You will fly over the international date line on your way to Sydney, Australia.

This morning board your coach to travel through the Sydney Domain, past the Art Gallery of New South Wales and into the Royal Botanic Gardens. You’ll stop to visit Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair for panoramic views over the sparkling harbor to the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Your destination is famous Bondi Beach for an iconic Australian experience. You’ll be greeted by a local surf lifesaver before a  A  Be My Guest  lunch at an Aussie institution, the Returned Servicemen’s Club, with its views over the Pacific Ocean. Your host will take you on an exclusive tour through Australia’s oldest surf lifesaving club to learn about the history of Bondi and surf lifesaving. When you return to the city you’ll have the opportunity to discover Australia’s national gemstone – the opal. Or if you want to see Sydney from above, take the climb of your life with the Sydney Harbour Bridge ‘BridgeClimb’. (BB BG)

Day 3 | Arrive Sydney (3 Nights) Sydney Harbor Bridge and Opera House

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

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On arrival in Sydney you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 12pm). This afternoon enjoy a tour of the Sydney Opera House with a A Local Expert. Early this evening it’s time to find your sea-legs as you board a Captain Cook Cruise for your  Welcome Reception and dinner  with your Travel  Director and fellow traveling companions. You’ll pass magnificent waterfront homes, beaches and parklands and all the main harbor attractions including the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Witness spring  twilight, summer evenings, fall sunsets or winter city lights  while enjoying a delicious contemporary Australian menu. (WR  D) Hotel: Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour


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

Encounter unique Australian animals at the Cairns Wildlife Dome. Later, board a high speed catamaran for an unforgettable day on the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy a reef education presentation by a A  Local Expert. Snorkel in the underwater paradise with its colorful coral and tropical fish and view this natural living wonder up close (equipment provided). Visit the underwater observatory and watch the marine life glide by plus take a ride in the semi-submersible vessel. Enjoy a tropical buffet Regional Meal before returning to Cairns in the late afternoon. This evening visit the Cairns Night Markets, a A Local Specialty, for the chance to purchase some souvenirs. (BB RM)

You will be transferred to Sydney Airport for your flight to Ayers Rock Resort, your  A  Authentic Accommodation. Late afternoon travel to the Uluru sunset viewing area. Witness and photograph the striking color changes of Uluru at sunset while enjoying a complimentary glass of sparkling wine and canapés. (BB) Hotel:  Desert Gardens A Authentic Accommodation

Day 7 | Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) Rise early this morning to experience sunrise at Uluru (Ayers Rock). Watch the first rays of dawn set the Red Centre alight. Travel by coach to the base of Uluru (Ayers Rock). Your Guide will walk with you to the Mutitjulu Waterhole, indicating the natural features of the landscape. Hear traditional Aboriginal stories and gain a A Unique Insight into this special place. Visit the Uluru - Kata Tjuta Cultural Center. This afternoon travel to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), 36 massive domes of red conglomerate rock. The walking trail through the Walpa Gorge follows the natural creek bed between two of the tallest domes. Later, enjoy complimentary wine and nibbles as the sun sets at Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). (BB)

Day 8 | Uluru (Ayers Rock) | Cairns (3 Nights) Join a local Aboriginal artist for a fun introduction to Western Desert Art, a  A  Local Specialty.  Your Anangu artist will provide you with an introduction to  their  culture. You’ll be assisted to complete your own painting, which you can take home as a  memento  of your experience. You’ll then be transferred to the airport for your flight to the vacation resort town of Cairns. (BB) Hotel: Hilton

Triple room discount $160 p.p

Young traveler discount $315

Book and Pay Early Savings visit www.trafalgar.com or your Travel Agent for Early Payment Discounts

Day 10 | Cairns At Leisure Enjoy a full free day in this tropical city. Perhaps take a ride on the famous Kuranda Railway for the breathtaking journey to the village of Kuranda with time to stroll through the market. Return to the lowlands by the Skyrail Cableway above the Barron Gorge National Park, a beautiful experience. Visit the award-winning Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. Experience the History, Creation and Dance Theaters where the legends of the Dreamtime are brought to life. Or if nature is your thing, you could take a trip to Cape Tribulation. This evening join your Travel Director and new-found friends for a Farewell Dinner. (BB FD)

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*International & Internal Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Land Only prices require the following intra-air sectors to be purchased separately: Day 6 from Sydney to Ayers Rock - flights to arrive prior to 3pm; Day 8 from Ayers Rock to Cairns - flights to depart after 12pm. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. 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 18–19. For extra nights’ accommodations see page 88. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

Authentic Accommodation Desert Gardens Hotel, Uluru (Ayers Rock) Set amongst magnificent ghost gums and flowering native shrubs, Voyages Desert Gardens Hotel is the perfect location from which to soak up the sights and sounds of the desert. In the heart of the Red Centre, it is our A Authentic Accommodation in the Australian Outback.

Day 11 | Cairns l USA This morning after breakfast you will be transferred to Cairns Airport for your flight home (flights anytime). (BB)

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

Franz Josef Glacier

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 to Day 2 | Depart USA*

Day 5 | Franz Josef Sightseeing

You will fly over the international date line on your way to Christchurch, New Zealand.

Today you’ll explore Franz Josef Glacier with a  A  Local Expert  on an interpretive tour. This afternoon you will have the opportunity to take an optional scenic flight over the Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers and Mt. Cook (weather permitting). This evening, why not dine at one of the local cafés. (BB)

Day 3 | Arrive Christchurch Queenstown

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

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

Day 4 | Christchurch | Franz Josef (2 Nights) Start the day with a spectacular train journey on the TranzAlpine from Christchurch through the Southern Alps to Arthur’s Pass. You’ll visit Hokitika, home of the native greenstone (jade), a  A  Local Specialty, for a factory visit and demonstration before continuing south along the rugged coastal road to Franz Josef Glacier. (BB  D) Hotel:  Scenic Franz Josef Glacier

Day 6 | Franz Josef | Wanaka Travel along the coastal road with the towering mountains on your left and the Tasman Sea on your right. Climb over the Haast Pass to view Thunder Creek Falls and travel through dramatic mountain and forest scenery. You’ll stop for a ride on the Haast River Safari, a unique covered jet boat experience, with a  A Local Expert.  Later you’ll arrive at Lake Wanaka. (BB D) Hotel: Edgewater Resort


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Young traveler discount $260

Book and Pay Early Savings visit www.trafalgar.com or your Travel Agent for Early Payment Discounts

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This morning pass Lakes Hawea and Dunstan. Journey through the Kawarau Gorge, home of the bungy jump. You’ll have some time here to wander through the Bungy Centre and may even catch some adventureseekers taking the plunge! Stop at Cromwell to taste its sensational stone fruit, a  A  Local Specialty. Enjoy a visit to Arrowtown, a colorful old gold-mining township steeped in local history, before continuing to Queenstown for your three night stay. You’ll have an orientation of New Zealand’s adventure-capital on arrival. (BB D) Hotel: Heartland

Free time today gives you the opportunity to sample the many scenic delights of Queenstown. Perhaps take a jet boat ride or try white water rafting. For the less adventurous there are garden and wine tours. This evening ride the Skyline Gondola to Bob’s Peak for a delicious buffet Regional Meal while taking in stunning views of Queenstown. Experience a Kiwi Haka Maori Show as well, a A Local Specialty! (BB RM)

Day 8 | Milford Sound Cruise Today is a feast for the senses. Travel along the Devil’s Staircase and the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau and its lake. You’ll be awe-struck by great sights from Fiordland National Park, New Zealand’s largest, to Milford Sound, one of the world’s most amazing places, where you will cruise on the waters of this natural wonder. En route you’ll drive through the hand-made Homer Tunnel to the abundant photo opportunities afforded by the Mirror Lake, Pop’s Lookout, Cleddau Valley, the Chasm, Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls. In the late afternoon return to Queenstown, where you’ll have a free evening. (BB)

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Day 10 | Queenstown | Christchurch Travel past Mt. Cook National Park, home to New Zealand’s highest mountain. You may wish to take an optional scenic flight (weather permitting). This afternoon stop at Lake Tekapo and view the Church of the Good Shepherd and then continue over the colorful Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. Tonight enjoy a Farewell Dinner together with your traveling companions and Travel Director. (BB  FD) Hotel: Heartland Cotswold

Day 11 | Christchurch l USA Your vacation concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

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*International Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. 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 18–19. For extra nights’ accommodations see page 88. TreadRight: See page 89 for details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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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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Tropical Escapade Vibrant Sydney, the picture-postcard beauty of Hamilton Island and the natural wonders of Port Douglas and Cairns join together, in a leisurely exploration of the Eastern Coast.  It’s insider moments like… shopping for traditional crafts at Sydney’s buzzing Rocks Market, and exploring the tropical beauty of Hamilton Island from our authentic beach-front resort. It’s being entranced by the Aboriginal ‘smoking ceremony’ performed to ward off evil spirits, then wandering the Mossman Gorge rainforest as an indigenous expert shares local legends. And learning about the Great Barrier Reef with a Marine Biologist alive with a myriad of underwater species, it’s the only living organism you can see from space.

Great Barrier Reef

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 to Day 2 | Depart USA*

Day 4 | Sydney Sightseeing

You will fly over the international date line on your way to Sydney, Australia.

This morning enjoy a tour of the Sydney Opera House with a A  Local  Expert. Later, board your coach to see the Royal Botanic Gardens and visit Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair. Your destination is famous Bondi Beach for an iconic Australian experience. You’ll be greeted by a local surf lifesaver before a  A  Be My Guest  lunch at an Aussie institution, the Returned Servicemen’s Club, with its views over the Pacific Ocean. Your host will take you on an exclusive tour through Australia’s oldest surf lifesaving club to learn about the history of Bondi and surf lifesaving. When you return to the city you’ll have the opportunity to discover Australia’s national gemstone – the opal, with a A  Local Expert. If you want to see Sydney from above, take the climb of your life with the Sydney Harbour Bridge ‘BridgeClimb’. (BB BG)

Day 3 | Arrive Sydney (3 Nights)

Sydney Harbour Bridge

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

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On arrival in Sydney you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 12pm). Join your Travel Director to visit the famous Rocks Markets, a  A  Local Specialty, held every weekend in Sydney’s historic district, the place where the first European settlers stepped ashore on 26 January 1788.  With jewelry, Indigenous artwork, evocative photography, gifts, souvenirs, homewares, sweet and savory treats and arts and crafts, the Market is more than just a shopping experience. While you’re there, you can explore narrow lanes, stroll along cobblestone streets and traverse historic sandstone steps. Now it’s time to find your  sea-legs  as you board a Captain Cook Cruise for your  Welcome Reception and dinner  with your Travel  Director. You’ll pass magnificent waterfront homes, beaches and parklands and all the main harbor attractions including the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Witness spring  twilight, summer evenings, fall sunsets or winter city lights  while enjoying a delicious contemporary Australian menu. (WR  D) Hotel: Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour

Day 5 | Sydney At Leisure Spend a free day in Sydney seeing the sights of your choice. Or perhaps take an excursion to view the Three Sisters in the Blue Mountains and Jenolan Caves or an interesting trip to Canberra, Australia’s capital. Or travel to the Hunter Valley, New South Wales’ premier wine growing region, for a wineries tour. (BB)


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Includes: 9 nights’ accommodations (4 hotels). 9 hot buffet breakfasts. 2 lunches: (including Be My Guest and Regional Meal). 3 evening meals: (including Welcome Reception, two or threecourse dinner and Farewell Dinner). All land transport shown. All transfers shown. All our featured inclusions shown on page 8.

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You will be transferred to Sydney Airport for your flight to Hamilton Island, one of the 74 islands in Queensland’s Whitsundays, and your A Authentic Accommodation. The rest of the day and evening is at leisure for you to relax or explore and  orientate  yourself with the picturesque surroundings. (BB) Hotel:  Reef View A Authentic Accommodation

Your first stop is Mossman Gorge in the Daintree National Park for your A  Unique Insight, the Ngadiku Dreamtime Gorge Walk. In this hands-on experience you’ll learn about traditional plant use and your interpretive Indigenous Guide will identify bush food sources. He will provide an enchanting narrative of the rainforest and his special relationship with this unique tropical environment. At the end of the journey enjoy traditional bush tea and damper (bread). Later, you’ll travel to Kuranda, where there’s time to explore the ‘village in the rainforest’ including the Heritage Village Markets. Return to the lowlands on the Skyrail Cableway high above the canopy of the Barron Gorge National Park. This evening in Cairns is free for you to do as you wish. (BB) Hotel: Hilton

Enjoy breakfast with the koalas then it’s time to take it easy or make the most of the many activities that are available to you today at the resort. You can relax at a beach or by a pool. Or you can strap on your walking shoes and take a hike into Hamilton Island’s bushland. Go sea-kayaking, snorkeling or windsurfing. Consider a cruise to beautiful Whitehaven Beach, stretching 7 empty kilometers. If you’d prefer to be less active, perhaps indulge in a facial or massage at Spa wumurdaylin (own expense). The options are endless and your Travel Director will be happy to help. (BB)

Day 8 | Hamilton Island | Cairns | Port Douglas (2 Nights) This morning you will be transferred to the airport on Hamilton Island for your flight to Cairns, in tropical Far North Queensland. On arrival you’ll board your coach for the short journey to the resort town of Port Douglas, nestled between two World Heritage listed areas, the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree National Park. This afternoon discover the village of Port Douglas and perhaps join one of the resort’s activities or relax by the lagoonstyle pool. This evening you may be tempted by a cocktail at Estilo lounge bar before dinner at Bazaar marketplace. (BB D) Hotel: QT Port Douglas

Day 9 | Great Barrier Reef Board your Quicksilver wavepiercing catamaran for your cruise to renowned Agincourt Reef, at the very outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef. The friendly professional crew will take you to an underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of color and brilliance. Enjoy a reef education presentation by a  A  Local Expert. Choose to  snorkel (equipment provided) or you can stay dry  and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a Quicksilver semi-sub, just one meter underwater. Watch the fishfeeding from Quicksilver’s unique underwater viewing platform and underwater observatory. A hot and cold tropical buffet Regional Meal including fresh prawns, meats, salads and fruit is served before you return to Port Douglas this afternoon. (BB RM)

Triple room discount $175 p.p

Young traveler discount $350

Book and Pay Early Savings visit www.trafalgar.com or your Travel Agent for Early Payment Discounts Price per Person

Day 6 | Sydney | Hamilton Island (2 Nights)

Day 7 | Hamilton Island At Leisure

Second trip discount SAVE up to $85 p.p

Day 11 | Cairns Included Choice Today choose one from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Discover the award-winning Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park and learn about this ancient culture through theaters, stages shows and demonstrations. Or spot crocodiles and birds in their natural habitat and learn about the fascinating harbor and its history on an afternoon cruise on Cairns Harbor. Perhaps visit Cairns Tropical Zoo. You can cuddle a koala, feed a kangaroo, see giant crocodiles and enjoy great wildlife presentations and tours. Or  at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures  take a journey of discovery through woodlands and rainforest where you can see an array of wildlife, including beautiful tropical birds, reptiles, insects and other native fauna. This evening join your fellow travelers and Travel Director at a Farewell Dinner. (BB FD)

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*International & Internal Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Land Only prices require the following intra-air sectors to be purchased separately: Day 6 from Sydney to Hamilton Island - flights anytime; Day 8 from Hamilton Island to Cairns - flights to arrive prior to 12pm. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. 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 18–19. For extra nights’ accommodations see page 88. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

Authentic Accommodation Reef View Hotel, Hamilton Island The stunning views of the blue Coral Sea from your balcony of the Reef View Hotel will take your breath away. Perfectly situated on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef, amongst Queensland’s 74 Whitsunday Islands, it is our A Authentic Accommodation on Hamilton Island.

Day 12 | Cairns l USA Say goodbye to your Travel Director and companions at the end of your memorable tropical escapade. You will be transferred to Cairns Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

Hamilton Island 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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Australia and New Zealand Panorama This nicely paced journey gives you geysers, fiords and Maori culture in New Zealand and in Australia the Great Barrier Reef, Sydney Opera House and Aboriginal art. It’s insider moments like… meeting the locals of Tuhourangi/Ngati Wahiao and seeing how the village’s geothermal activity is harnessed for everyday life, like the hot springs for cooking. It’s feeling the ground shake beneath the haka war dance, and sitting down with your Maori hosts to an earth oven-cooked Hangi meal. In Cairns the Aboriginal people treat you to a cultural feast of music, dance and art – you learn the symbolism of paintings while decorating your own boomerang, and triumph when you get a note out of the didgeridoo.

Maori Culture

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 to Day 2 | Depart USA*

Day 5 | Rotorua Sightseeing

You will fly over the international date line on your way to Auckland, New Zealand.

A  Maori  A  Local Expert  will accompany you around the Whakarewarewa Living Thermal Village, where you’ll gain an insight into Maori culture. See New Zealand’s biggest geyser, bubbling mud pools and thermal springs. Your next stop is Rainbow Springs Nature Park for a tour with a  A  Local Expert. Wander through the native bush, ferns and trees that grow around the crystal clear mineral water springs. You may even spot a kiwi! Then visit the A Local Specialty Agrodome Sheep Show, the multi-award-winning stage show, for a taste of farm life. You'll witness a sheep shearing demonstration and a fun sheep auction. (BB)

Day 3 | Arrive Auckland

Federation Square, Melbourne

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

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On arrival in Auckland you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 4pm). See the sights of Auckland on a city tour. This evening meet your Travel Director for a  Welcome Reception  at your hotel and dinner at the top of the tallest structure in the Southern Hemisphere, Auckland’s Skytower at Orbit, a revolving restaurant with 360 degree views of the city. (WR D) Hotel: SKYCITY Grand

Day 4 | Auckland | Rotorua (2 Nights) Travel to the Waitomo Caves to see the incredible Glow Worm Grotto on a boat tour with a  A  Local Expert. This evening experience the traditional world of Maori in a 200 year old Tawa setting. Share the Powhiri, an anicent ceremony of welcome. Enter the Meeting House and witness a powerful and entertaining cultural performance. This is followed by a Maori Hangi  A  Be My Guest  dinner accompanied by local wine and a concert at the Tamaki Family Marae. (BB BG) Hotel: Millennium

Day 6 | Rotorua | Queenstown (2 Nights) This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Queenstown. On arrival explore the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown on the Arrow River, previously one of the world’s richest rivers, before an orientation tour of Queenstown and surrounds. See Lake Wakatipu, the Remarkables Mountain Range and the home of the Bungy Jump at Kawarau Bridge. (BB) Hotel: Millennium


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

Visit the Cairns Wildlife Dome to encounter crocodiles, koalas, wallabies, possums and other unique Australian animals. Later, you’ll be transferred to Cairns Airport for your flight to Sydney. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Perhaps take a stroll through Darling Harbour or wander down to the historic Rocks district at Circular Quay for a panoramic view of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. (BB) Hotel: Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour

Day 8 | Queenstown | Melbourne (2 Nights)

This morning enjoy a tour of the Sydney Opera House with a  A  Local Expert. Later, board your coach to see the Royal Botanic Gardens and visit Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair. Your destination is famous Bondi Beach for an iconic Australian experience. You’ll be greeted by a local surf lifesaver before a  A  Be My Guest  lunch at an Aussie institution, the Returned Servicemen’s Club, with its views over the sparkling Pacific Ocean. Your host will take you on an exclusive tour through Australia’s oldest surf lifesaving club to learn about the history of Bondi and surf lifesaving. Return to the city for a cruise on the beautiful harbor. Then you will have the opportunity to learn about Australia’s national gemstone - the opal. (BB BG)

You will be transferred to Queenstown Airport to board your flight for Melbourne, Australia. On arrival you are transferred to the hotel. This rest of the day is free to explore this cosmopolitan city, before meeting your Travel Director. (BB) Hotel: Crowne Plaza

Day 9 | Melbourne Sightseeing and At Leisure Enjoy a morning city sightseeing tour with your Travel Director including a private walk through Melbourne’s famous hidden laneways,  a A  Local Specialty.  You’ll  discover the city’s eclectic little lanes, arcades, café society and fascinating shops.  The remainder of the day is at leisure so you may consider an Optional Experience to the Penguin Parade on Phillip Island. (BB)

Day 10 | Melbourne | Cairns (2 Nights) This morning you will be transferred to Melbourne Airport for your flight to Cairns, Queensland. On arrival visit the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, a celebration of the living history of the Indigenous people of the rainforest. Discover the medicinal values of bush tucker and enjoy professional theater incorporating traditional Aboriginal dance, fire making and storytelling. Join an Indigenous staff member for a fun introduction to Aboriginal art and see how Aboriginal culture is expressed in their artwork. Complete your own boomerang dot painting, which you can take home as a souvenir of your  A  Local Specialty experience. (BB) Hotel: Hilton

Second trip discount SAVE up to $105 p.p

Triple room discount $205 p.p

Young traveler discount $410

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Day 13 | Sydney Sightseeing and At Leisure

Day 14 | Sydney At Leisure Spend a free day in this exciting city. Why not take an Optional Experience to the famous Blue Mountains and see some of Australia’s native wildlife at Featherdale Wildlife Park. Or you could visit the Hunter Valley, New South Wales’ premier wine-growing region. Gather together this evening with your Travel Director and new-found friends for a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant by the water. (BB FD)

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*International & Internal Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Land Only price requires the following intra-air sectors to be purchased separately: Day 6 from Rotorua to Queenstown - flights to depart prior to 12pm; Day 8 from Queenstown to Melbourne - flights to arrive prior to 4pm; Day 10 from Melbourne to Cairns - flights to arrive prior to 12pm; Day 12 from Cairns to Sydney - flights to depart after 12pm. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. Festive Season: surcharge applies to Sydney hotel 29 December-2 January. 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 18–19. For extra nights’ accommodations see page 88. TreadRight: See page 89 for details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

Day 15 | Sydney | USA Time to bid farewell as we transfer you to Sydney Airport for your flight home (flights anytime). (BB)

Day 11 | Great Barrier Reef Board a high speed catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy an informative reef education presentation with a  A  Local Expert. See a myriad of coral and tropical fish from the underwater observatory and the semi-submersible craft. There is the opportunity to go snorkeling and view this natural living wonder up close (equipment provided). Enjoy a tropical buffet Regional Meal before you return to Cairns. (BB RM)

Tamaki Family Marae Concert, Rotorua 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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Secrets of Thailand The Grand Palace, the Golden Temple and the Mekong River, plus a ride on a local Tuk Tuk, see the floating market and taste local cuisine – this steady journey gives you the best of Thailand. It’s insider moments like… winding through the countryside on your way to meet the village chief at Ban Mae Kampong and observing local people making hats and bamboo furniture; then enjoying their hospitality with a meal that includes aromatic dishes made with fresh regional produce. It’s easing out the stresses with a massage at Wat Pho temple, and joining in with the locals at Lumpini Park as you learn the ancient practice of Tai Chi.

Grand Palace, Bangkok

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Depart USA* Depart your home gateway city, bound for Bangkok.

Day 2 | Arrive Bangkok (3 Nights) Welcome to Bangkok! Transfer to your centrally located hotel in Bangkok and relax before meeting your Travel Director in the hotel lobby at 8 p.m. for a short walk to your Welcome Reception at Sirocco, the worlds highest alfresco restaurant for a taste of regional appetizers and a local drink. (WR) Hotel: Royal Orchid Sheraton

Day 3 | Bangkok Sightseeing

Buddhist Monk, River Kwai

It's iconic places City tour in Bangkok. Visit the fruit and flower market at Pak Klong Talad; Wat Pho; the Grand Palace, Damnoen Saduak Floating Market in Bangkok. Ban Mae Kampong village in Chiang Mai, Elephant Camp in Chiang Dao. See the Bridge over the River Kwai in Kanchanaburi, the Golden Triangle where Myanmar, Thailand, Laos converge. View long knecked Karen tribe women.

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For the early risers, begin today with a visit to Limpini Park, Bangkok’s first public park and a gift from King Rama VI to his people in 1925. Often called “the lung of the city,” the park occupies 140 acres in the main business district. Join the locals in participating in the A Local Specialty of Tai Chi and walk through the park to watch the various activities taking place in the morning. Or enjoy a leisurely start to the day before departing on your city tour to Bangkok’s most well known fruit and flower market, Pak Klong Talad. Continue by local Tuk Tuk to Wat Pho, Bangkok’s oldest temple which features the largest reclining Buddha image in Thailand. Wat Pho is also famous as Thailand’s first University, and is a center for traditional Thai massage. Enjoy a Thai massage as a A  Local Specialty in the grounds of the temple. Ferry across to the Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) and its impressive ceramic covered Pagoda. Tonight enjoy dinner before the famous Siam Niramit cultural show. (BB L D)

Day 4 | Damnoen Saduak and Bangkok Sightseeing Visit the floating market, Damnoen Saduak, in the early morning before the crowds arrive. Return to Bangkok for a delicious lunch at a local restaurant before  continuing to the Grand Palace which served as the official residence of the Kings of Thailand from the 18th to the mid-20th century. The most famous building on the palace grounds is Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand.  Tonight   you   are free to relax at your centrally located hotel or enjoy an optional dinner cruise on the historic Chao Phraya river aboard a beautifully restored 50-year-old rice barge. (BB L)

Day 5 | Bangkok | Kanchanaburi Depart for Kanchanaburi, stopping at a tapioca or sugar cane farm (seasonal) for a A Unique Insight and learn about the cultivation process of these agricultural products. Continue on to the ThailandBurma Railway Museum and War Cemetery, the final resting place for over 6,000 allied prisoners of war, before reaching the world famous Bridge over the River Kwai. After lunch at a local restaurant, board the local train, a A Unique Insight, for a thrilling ride across wooden viaducts offering fantastic scenery along the Kwai River. Transfer to the tranquility of your resort hotel for the rest of the day at leisure. (BB L) Hotel: Felix River Kwai Resort


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Young traveler discount $165

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Angkor Wat Option 4 Day Optional Post Extension

Damnoen Saduak

Koh Samui Option 4 Day Optional Post Extension

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$3150 (per person twin share)

Includes: 10 nights accommodations (4 hotels) 10 buffet breakfasts 8 lunches (Including Be My Guest and 7 lunches in local restaurants) 4 evening meals (including Welcome Reception, 2 dinners and Farewell Dinner. All land transport shown including internal flights. All transfers shown. All our featured inclusions shown on page 8.

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Day 6 | Kanchanaburi | Bangkok | Chiang Rai (2 Nights) Head back to Bangkok for your flight to Chiang Rai. The afternoon and evening are at leisure for you to enjoy the luxurious facilities of your hotel. (BB) Hotel: The Legend Chiang Rai

Day 7 | Chiang Rai | Golden Triangle & Laos (4 Nights) Today drive to Chiang Saen, the former capital of the first Thai Lanna Kingdom, situated on the Mekong River on the border between Thailand and Laos. Transfer to a long-tailed boat and cruise along the Mekong River towards the Golden Triangle, where the borders of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos converge. Take time to stop in Laos and visit the Don Sao Island Markets, which have an abundance of local handicrafts. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit The Hall of Opium,  situated in the heart of the Golden Triangle providing an excellent A Unique Insight into the opium trade so prevalent in this area over the past century. Later return to Chiang Rai for an evening at leisure and dinner at your hotel. (BB L D)

Singapore Option 3 Day Optional Pre Extension

plants and herbs. Another A  Unique Insight, the Long-necked Karen Hill Tribe, awaits at Baan Tong Luang, a fabricated village containing four separate Thai Hill Tribes. This afternoon is at leisure or opt to participate in a Thai cooking class with a local chef where you’ll dine on your culinary creations. (BB L)

Day 10 | Ban Mae Kampong Enjoy an optional early morning visit to a nearby temple before traveling to Ban Mae Kampong village where you’ll meet the chief who tells you about the culture and way of life of these remote settlements. Experience warm Northern Thai hospitality when visiting a homestay for your A  Be My Guest lunch. After lunch, take a village tour, observing A  Local Specialties such as  making  bamboo furniture and  handicrafts. Visit tea and coffee plantations, and the Mae Kampong waterfall. Observe the village’s way of life at a local school and temple. Transfer back to your hotel for a restful evening. (BB BG)

Day 11 | Chiang Dao

Depart early in the morning for Chiang Mai with a brief photo stop at the entirely white temple of Wat Rong Khun. Arrive in Chiang Mai, which has a rich cultural and agricultural heritage, and is famous for the production of high-quality handicrafts. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit the handicraft villages in Sankampheng just outside the city. Continue to Wat Doi Suthep, tucked away in the mountains at 1,000 meters. Transfer to your luxurious hotel in Chiang Mai. (BB L) Hotel: De Naga Chiang Mai

Visit Chiang Dao, which literally means “the City of Stars,” famous for its Elephant Camp. After  driving along picturesque routes, arrive at the camp in time to watch the elephants taking their morning bath. Take an optional elephant ride through some of the lovely forest scenery and along the river. Return to Chiang Mai for lunch at local restaurant before continuing to the city’s largest market Talad Wararot, and the cities two most important temples: Wat Chedi Luang and Wat Phra Sing. This evening, enjoy a  traditional Kantoke Farewell Dinner and presentation of Northern dances. (BB L FD)

Day 9 | Chiang Mai

Day 12 | Depart Chiang Mai | Bangkok | USA

This morning visit Queen Sirikit’s Botanic Garden and Orchid farm, a A  Unique Insight, covering an area of 560 acres. The botanic garden was established in 1992 in order to gather, conserve and strengthen the study and research on Thai

Your journey ends with a transfer to Bangkok International Airport for your flight home. Or choose to extend your vacation with our Koh Samui or Siem Reap & Angkor Wat optional post extensions. (BB)

Day 8 | Chiang Rai | Chiang Mai (4 Nights)

Price per Person

Starts USA* 17 Jan Fri 31 Jan Fri

Ends USA 28 Jan Tue 11 Feb Tue

Twin Share 3275 3275

Single Supp. Option 1040 1040

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3275 3275

1040 1040

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930

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3275

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TRIP NOTES

Hotels: Please note hotels may be subject to change. VIP Bangkok Lounge service - Applicable to the International Departure Terminal for a maximum of 2 hours, includes light refreshment, shower facilities, massage chairs, internet Wi-Fi newspapers. Price from $95 payable locally. WiFi: See page 90 for details Visa’s are required for Thailand, please contact your travel agent for more information and advice. Airport Transfers: are all included in the trip price. *International airfare between your gateway city and the vacation start/end city is additional, please call Trafalgar for special airfares. Land & Intra-Air Prices include economy air and air-related charges for the flight from Bangkok – Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai to Bangkok and are accurate as of 6th June 2013. For up-to-date information, please visit www.trafalgar.com 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 18–19. For extra nights’ accommodations see page 88. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

Singapore Pre-trip extension Option to extend your vacation for 3 days in Singapore. See our itinerary extension page at www.trafalgar.com for more information.

Angkor Wat Post-trip extension Option to extend your vacation for 4 days in Siem Reap and Angkor Wat. See our itinerary extension page at www.trafalgar.com for more information.

Koh Samui Post-trip extension Option to extend your vacation for 4 days in Koh Samui. See our itinerary extension page at www.trafalgar.com for more information.

Trip Combinations Extend your vacation with a variety of Trip combinations: Highlights of Vietnam & Cambodia + Secrets of Thailand - 26 days Highlights of Vietnam & Cambodia + Secrets of Thailand + Koh Samui Extension - 29 days 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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Highlights of Vietnam and Cambodia The best of two countries in one leisurely trip: the cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh, the world’s largest temple complex at Angkor Wat and the monolithic islands of Ha Long Bay. It’s insider moments like… rolling up your sleeves and joining farmers in the vegetable fields surrounding Tra Que village, then sampling local delicacies at home with the Tuan family. It’s waking up on a luxury Junk boat in Ha Long Bay, and the thrill of traveling by speedboat, as you journey to the historical Cu Chi tunnels. Meeting Mr Sau Tuong who fought against the Khmer Rouge, and his wife, who show you how to make rice paper. And learning how to care for Bonsai trees from Ms Ton Nu in her immaculate private garden.

Ha Long Bay

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Depart USA*

Day 5 | Ha Long Bay | Hanoi | Hue (2 Nights)

Depart your home gateway city, bound for Hanoi.

Begin your day as the locals do during a morning Tai Chi class, a A  Local Specialty, on the deck of the traditional Junk boat. Indulge in a delectable brunch as you continue cruising amongst the 2,000 islands. Disembark and drive back to Hanoi stopping at Dong Trieu Ceramic factory, a A  Local Specialty. A  Continue  onto Hanoi airport for  the evening flight to Hue, where upon arrival you are transferred to your luxurious resort hotel. (BB L D) Hotel: Pilgrimage Village Boutique Resort and Spa

Day 2 | Arrive Hanoi (2 Nights) Welcome to Vietnam! Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception drink and local appetizers in the grounds of the Vietnam National Fine Arts Museum at 8 p.m. (WR) Hotel: Movenpick

Day 3 | Hanoi Sightseeing

It's iconic places City tour of Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Reap. Visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, and the Temple of Literature in Hanoi. The Imperial Citadel in Hue, the Merchant Houses and Museum in Hoi An. The Reunification Palace, and the War Museum and the Cu Chi Tunnels in Ho Chi Minh City. Siem Reap and Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Cruise around Ha Long Bay, the Perfume River in Hue, the An Hoa River in Hoi An and the Mekong River Delta. View the Chinese Assembly Hall and the Japanese covered bridge in Hoi An, the Notre Dame Cathedral in Ho Chi Minh City. See Ha Long bay, Mekong delta, and rural life.

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Take a full day to explore Hanoi’s celebrated history. Visit the historic Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and a short walk from the mausoleum is Ho Chi Minh’s stilt-supported house, a A  Unique Insight, and the lotus-shaped One Pillar Pagoda. Continue to the Temple of Literature, the first University for the sons of mandarins. After lunch enjoy a walking tour through the Old Quarter. In the evening, see a traditional water puppet performance, a A Unique Insight, before indulging in a Vietnamese dinner. (BB L D)

Day 6 | Hue Sightseeing

Day 4 | Hanoi - Ha Long Bay Cruise

Day 7 | Hue | Danang | Hoi An (3 Nights)

This morning, drive through green rice paddy fields to Ha Long Bay where you board your A Authentic Accommodation, a traditional Vietnamese Junk sailing boat, for a cruise among the hundreds of islets of Ha Long Bay. Drop anchor later in the evening for a Regional Meal and a peaceful overnight stay. (BB  L  RM) Ship:  Paradise Cruises A Authentic Accommodation

Hue once served as an Imperial capital to the Nguyen Lords from the 17th to the 19th century. This morning take a cyclo ride from the hotel to the Imperial Citadel, a UNESCO World Heritage site. From there, transfer to the Thien Mu pagoda, Hue’s best-preserved religious monument and return to Hue city by dragon boat for a riverside lunch. Tonight you have the option to dine on Royal cuisine and enjoy melodious music at the Duyet Thi Duong theater in the Citadel. (BB L) This morning visit the private bonsai garden of Ms. Ton Nu, a A Local Expert, who teaches you about the preparation and fertilization of the land, along with techniques on how to identify an outstanding bonsai. This afternoon depart Hue and drive over the scenic Hai Van Pass. Stopping en-route at the Cham museum, a A Unique Insight, to learn about the ancient Champa civilization. Later arrive at your centrally located hotel in the heart of Hoi An. (BB L) Hotel: Anantara Resort


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$4350 (per person twin share)

Includes: 14 nights accommodations, (5 hotels, 1 Authentic Accommodations) 14 Buffet Breakfasts 9 lunches (Inc. brunch Halong bay, Be My Guest, Regional Meal and 6 local lunches) 6 evening meals: (including Welcome reception, 2 Regional Meals, Farewell Dinner and 2 Vietnamese dinners) All land transport shown including Halong bay cruise and internal flights. All transfers shown. All our featured inclusions shown on page 8.

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Young traveler discount $220

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Day 8 | Hoi An Sightseeing

Day 12 | Ho Chi Minh City | Mekong Delta

This morning is at leisure to relax at your centrally located hotel or take an optional excursion to My Son Cham towers. In the afternoon, enjoy a walking tour around the ancient town of Hoi An. Today this ancient UNESCO World Heritage-listed town boasts well-preserved buildings and the colorful market with stalls brimming with A Local Specialties. Later in the afternoon may choose to join an optional Vietnamese cooking class. Enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure to wander the peaceful lantern lit streets of this picturesque town. (BB)

Today head south to My Tho situated in the Delta of the Mekong River. Cruise along An Hoa river for a glimpse at the Delta scenery. Make a stop at Huu Phuoc canals to transfer to a small sampan boat and discover the maze of small canals before stopping for a Regional Meal of delicious Mekong Delta specialties. After lunch visit the house of a former soldier who survived fighting the Khmer Rouge. Now he and his wife live on making rice paper, a A  Local Specialty. Later return to Saigon for an evening at leisure. (BB RM)

Day 9 | Hoi An

Day 13 | Ho Chi Minh City | Siem Reap, Cambodia (3 Nights)

Start the day with a visit to Tra Que Organic village for a walk through the market gardens. Spend some time helping local farmers with their daily working routines, before indulging in a foot massage, a A Local Specialty. Later enjoy a delicious A Be My Guest lunch with a local farming family. Return to Hoi An Village for the rest of the day at leisure. (BB BG)

Day 10 | Hoi An | Danang | Ho Chi Minh City (3 Nights) This morning, fly to Vietnam’s largest city, Ho Chi Minh City, formally known as Saigon. Begin with a walking tour to admire Saigon’s historic landmarks. See the Opera House and the former Hotel de Ville. Wander up to the Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Central Post Office, designed by the French architect, Gustav Eiffel. After enjoying lunch take a short drive to the former Presidential Palace, the headquarters of the Saigon Government during the war. Continue to the War Remnants Museum. Conclude the day  at Ben Thanh market before arriving at your centrally located hotel this evening. (BB L) Hotel: Caravelle

Day 11 | Ho Chi Minh City | Cu Chi excursion This morning is free to explore the local shops or take some time to relax. This afternoon  transfer by speedboat to the famous Cu Chi tunnels. A A  Local Expert shows you the vast tunnel complex, initially started in 1948 to protect the Viet Cong guerrillas from the French air and ground sweeps. Later, return to your hotel to freshen up before enjoying an exclusive Regional Meal  at the home of the American Ambassador to South Vietnam in the 1960s, Mr. Henry Cabot Lodge, a A Unique Insight. (BB RM)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the short International flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia. This afternoon is at leisure to absorb the tranquility of your luxurious spa hotel. Later take an optional cruise to Chong Kneas, Siem Reap’s most famous floating village. (BB) Hotel: Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa

Day 14 | Siem Reap Sightseeing After breakfast, visit the Angkor National Museum, the Bayon temple, the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King. Later this afternoon continue to the picturesque temple of Ta Prohm. (BB L)

Day 15 | Siem Reap | Angkor Wat Visit Angkor Wat, one of the most important religious monuments in the world, with a renowned Khmer scholar, a A  Local Expert ,who shares their vast experience and gives you a concise overview of Khmer history, culture, archaeology and civilization. This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner accompanied by traditional Apsara dancing. (BB FD)

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Starts USA* 3 Jan Fri 17 Jan Fri

Ends USA 18 Jan Sat 1 Feb Sat

Twin Share 4350 4350

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21 Feb Fri 28 Feb Fri

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4350 4350

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19 Sep Fri

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18 Oct Sat 1 Nov Sat 15 Nov Sat

4350 4350 4350

1535 1535 1535

TRIP NOTES

Hotels: Please note hotels may be subject to change. WiFi: See page 90 for details Visa’s are required for Vietnam and Cambodia, please contact your travel agent for more information and advice. Airport Transfers: are all included in the trip price. *International airfare between your gateway city and the vacation start/end city is additional, please call Trafalgar for special airfares. Land & Intra-Air Prices include economy air and air-related charges for the flight Hanoi - Hue, Danang - Ho Chi Minh City and Ho Chi Minh City - Siem Reap and are accurate as of 6th June 2013. 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 18–19. For extra nights’ accommodations see page 88. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

Authentic Accommodation Paradise Luxury Junk boat. Dine and stay onboard, as you float amongst the magnificent limestone outcrops of Ha Long Bay, on this traditionally built A  Authentic Accommodation. These junk boats were developed during the Han Dynasty (206 BC–220 AD) and were used as seagoing vessels as early as the 2nd century AD.

Bangkok Post-trip extension Option to extend your vacation for 3 days in Bangkok. See our extension page at www.trafalgar.com for more information.

Day 16 | Depart Siem Reap | USA

Trip Combinations

After breakfast, transfer to Siem Reap airport for your onward flight, or extend your vacation by continuing on our Secrets of Thailand trip (see pages 48-49 for details) or join the Bangkok 3 day optional extension. (BB)

Extend your vacation with a variety of Trip Combinations: Highlights of Vietnam & Cambodia + Secrets of Thailand - 26 days Highlights of Vietnam & Cambodia + Secrets of Thailand + Koh Samui Extension - 29 days  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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Rome and Tuscan Highlights With the heart of Tuscany as your base, ancient customs and medieval cities meet the Leaning Tower and picturesque olive groves, in a leisurely journey of culture and art. It’s Insider moments like… the quiet hush of the Museo Leonardiano, housed in the medieval castle that guards the old town of Vinci. It’s the murmur of voices as your Travel Director sheds light on the life and works of Leonardo, in the ancient town of his birth.  Feeling the past merge into the present, you leave the museum and step into the chatter of modern Italian daily life to explore Piazza Conti Guidi, where the earthy tang of olives groves is unchanged since Da Vinci himself walked the streets.

Tuscany

Colosseum, Rome

It's iconic places City Tours in Rome, Florence and Assisi. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica, the amazing Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel, the medieval town of San Gimignano, the Tuscan city of Siena, the Leonardiano Museum in the town of Vinci and St. Francis’ Basilica in Assisi. Views of the Roman Forum, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo in Florence.

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St. Peter's Basilica, Rome


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Day 2 | Arrive Rome Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City! The city stands on the Tiber river and enjoys a long and celebrated history. Relax after your journey. Later, meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception. Then an orientation drive will show you the Tiber and St. Peter’s Basilica - a perfect introduction to the sights which await you! (WR) Hotel: Cardinal St Peter

Day 3 | Rome Sightseeing | Montecatini (Tuscan Hills) (6 Nights) Your included Small Group 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 where you view the enormous Colosseum and the ancient Forum, once the center of Roman rule. Later, enjoy a spectacular scenic drive through the Tuscan Hills to the spa resort of Montecatini, your home for the next six nights! (BB DW) Hotel: Columbia

Day 4 | San Gimignano and Siena Excursion Explore San Gimignano known as the ‘medieval Manhattan’, famed for its ring of towers which can be seen several kilometers from town. Shop for locally-produced delicacies and hand-painted Tuscan pottery. Later, in Siena, see the Piazza del Campo, scene of the celebrated annual Palio horse race, and the stunning marble Cathedral which dominates the town. (BB)

Day 5 | Pisa and Vinci Excursion In the coastal town of Pisa see the famous Leaning Tower, the finely sculpted marble Cathedral and the

ornate Baptistery. Then travel to the scenic Tuscan town of Vinci where you will enjoy an A  Unique Insight about the life of Leonardo da Vinci with an included visit to the Museo Leonardiano containing some of his work. Join your fellow travelers tonight for a wonderful A  Be My Guest dinner experience with beautiful views over the Tuscan hills. (BB BG)

Day 6 | Montecatini At Leisure Montecatini Terme is one of Italy’s most popular thermal spa destinations, and you have the entire day to do exactly as you please! Your Travel Director will be available for suggestions on how to spend your day. (BB)

Day 7 | Florence Excursion Your A  Local Expert gives you a fascinating account of the history of Renaissance Florence during your walking tour. See the magnificent Duomo and Piazza della Signoria. View the Ponte Vecchio bridge, one of the city’s most famous landmarks. (BB)

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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. WiFi: See page 90 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 18-19. For extra nights’ accommodations see page 88. * International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 19. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

Enjoy a relaxed morning at the hotel before having a delicious Regional Meal in the Tuscan countryside for lunch. (BB RM)

Day 9 | Montecatini (Tuscan Hills) | Assisi | Rome Set on the slopes of Mount Subasio, Assisi is the birthplace of St. Francis. Visit the Basilica during your walking tour with a A  Local Expert. In Rome tonight, celebrate the end of your vacation with your companions at a Farewell Dinner. (BB  FD) Hotel: Sheraton Golf Parco de Medici

Day 10 | Rome | USA Say ‘arrivederci Roma’ at the end of a relaxing and memorable Italian vacation. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) San Gimignano 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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Milan and Italian Treasures The lush backdrop of Lake Garda, your home for five nights, the poetic beauty of the towns of the great Italian lakes is revealed in this enjoyable exploration of culture and style.  It’s Insider moments like… the friendly chatter of the Fabiano family as they welcome you into their home, a five hundred year old convent on the shores of Lake Garda. As you tour the vineyards, you learn the techniques of organic wine production from expert winemaker Lorenzo Fabiano. He tells you about his favorite drop as you explore their wine cellars together. And then emerge to a traditional meal, with wine from the very vines you strolled between, as the family share rich tales of convent life in 16th century Italy.

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It's iconic places City Tours in Verona and Modena. Orientation in Milan. Visit beautiful Lake Como and Lake Garda, the towns of Bassano del Grappa and Marostica. Visit the Ferrari Museum in Maranello. View the Duomo and La Scala Opera House in Milan, the Piazza del Duomo in Bergamo, the imposing Scaliger Castle at Sirmione and the Romanesque Cathedral in Modena. See Juliet’s Balcony and the Roman Arena in Verona.

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It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | *Depart USA Overnight flight to Milan.

Day 2 | Arrive Milan (2 Nights) Welcome to Milan! Relax and unwind after your journey. Later, see the sights during an orientation of the city center including the Gothic Duomo, 19th century Galleria and La Scala Opera House. This evening, meet and get to know your companions and Travel Director at a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: AC Hotel Milano

Day 3 | Milan Free Time and Como Excursion Enjoy free time this morning to explore Milan. Later, travel to scenic Lake Como and visit Como town. Enjoy a cappuccino or a gelato in your free time before returning to Milan later in the afternoon. (BB)

Day 4 | Milan | Bergamo | Lake Garda (5 Nights) Visit the ancient town of Bergamo near the foothills of the Alps. Explore the streets of the old town before continuing your journey to Lake Garda for a relaxing five-night stay. (BB) Hotel:  Portici Riva del Garda

Day 5 | Marostica and Bassano Del Grappa Excursion Your excursion starts by visiting Marostica, a beautiful 14th century town. Finish this leisurely day by visiting Bassano del Grappa, renowned for its white brandy and magnificent scenery. Return later to Lake Garda. Dine at your hotel this evening. (BB DW)

Day 6 | Sirmione and Verona Excursion Stop to see Scaliger Castle at Sirmione. In Shakespeare’s romantic city of Verona, see the

Roman arena and Juliet’s balcony during your walking tour of the town with a A  Local Expert. Spend this afternoon exploring this city at your own pace. Join your companions this evening and visit a villa near Lake Garda, converted from a 15th century convent, for a special A  Be My Guest dinner and vineyard experience. (BB BG)

Day 7 | Lake Garda At Leisure You have a whole day to do as you please! Take a stroll along the sparkling lakeside, relax surrounded by beautiful scenery, or perhaps take an optional experience to visit the magnificent Dolomite mountain range. (BB)

Day 8 | Modena Excursion Enjoy today’s excursion to the interesting gastronomic city of Modena. A A Local Expert will walk you through the Old Town and show you the Piazza Grande including views of the Ghirlandina Tower. You will also see the magnificent 12th century Romanesque Cathedral. Sample some of the local specialty balsamic vinegars. After a short drive, visit the Ferrari Museum for a A  Unique Insight into the history of this luxurious Italian icon founded by Enzo Ferrari. (BB)

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WiFi: See page 90 for details. Airport transfers: On arrival to 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 18-19. For extra nights’ accommodations see page 88. * International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 19. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

Day 9 | Lake Garda | Milan This morning, travel back to Milan for free time to explore the city. This evening, join your fellow travelers to celebrate the end of your vacation at a Farewell Dinner. (BB FD) Hotel: Starhotels Tourist

Day 10 | Milan | USA Say ‘arrivederci’ this morning to Italy and your companions at the end of a memorable vacation. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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Great Italian Cities Floating islands, Papal splendor 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.

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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 vacation! (WR) Hotel: Grand Palatino

Day 3 | Rome Sightseeing 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. Later, view the Forum, center 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 sidewalk café and watch the world go by. (BB)

Day 4 | Rome At Leisure 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)

Day 5 | Rome | Assisi | Florence (3 Nights) 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


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Day 7 | 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 jewelry. 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 8 | 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. 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 9 | Venice | Canal Cruise and Sightseeing Savor 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 Specialty at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca island. Free time is an opportunity to visit the Fine Arts Academy, simply relax

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Maria degli Angeli, which stands on the site where St. Francis died. Arrive later in Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. (BB) Hotel: Ambasciatori 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-colored 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)

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Day 11 | Venice | USA Say ‘arrivederci’ to Italy and your newfound friends at the end of your memorable Italian vacation! Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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Italian Concerto This relaxed exploration of Italy savors 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 colors and designs of its mosaics.

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Day 2 | Arrive Rome (3 Nights) Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City! Relax after your journey, then meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers 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 3 | 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. (BB)

Day 4 | 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 5 | 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

Day 6 | Amalfi Coast Free Time Your day is free to do as you please. Perhaps visit the splendid Villa Rufolo at Ravello or shop for souvenirs. Enjoy dinner at your hotel this evening. (BB DW)

Day 7 | Isle of Capri Excursion Sail to the magical island of Capri, a favorite resort

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Day 8 | 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 9 | Florence Sightseeing and Wine Tasting 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 10 | 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 11 | Venice Sightseeing and Free Time 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. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating a A  Local Specialty at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca island. This evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and newfound friends (BB FD)

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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. WiFi: See page 90 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. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 18-19. For extra nights’ accommodations see page 88. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. * International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 19. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

Day 12 | Venice | USA Say ‘arrivederci’ to your companions as your memorable Italian vacation comes to an end. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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Italian Glory All roads lead to Rome. That’s why we start in Milan, our exploration of the beauty and culture of Como, Venice, Florence and the Amalfi Coast leading us on to the vibrant Italian capital. It’s Insider moments like… the fruity explosion of olive oil on your tongue while sampling the fresh produce of the Fattoria di Maiano. At the heart of Tuscany, you’ll meet the family of Count Fulcis in their 15th century villa, where the love story a ‘Room with a View’ was filmed, and learn about the principles of organic olive oil production. Later, the smell of tomatoes, garlic and fresh baking bread beckons you from the formal gardens, to sit down together to a meal of lush local flavor framed by the rolling hills of Tuscany.

St. Peter's Basilica, Rome

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | *Depart USA Overnight flight to Milan.

Day 2 | Arrive Milan | Como (2 Nights)

Pompeii

It's iconic places City Tours in Milan, Venice, Florence, Pompeii and Rome. Orientation of Lake Como. Visit the excavations at Pompeii, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Roman Colosseum. Cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square in Venice and to the Isle of Capri. View the Gothic Cathedral and La Scala Opera House in Milan, the Byzantine St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, the Duomo in Florence, the Abbey at Monte Cassino and the Roman Forum. See the Roman Arena and Juliet’s Balcony in Verona.

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Welcome to Milan - capital of the Lombardy region! Transfer to your hotel in Como. Unwind or take a leisurely stroll to see the exquisite villas and gardens. Meet your travel companions and your Travel Director later for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Barchetta Palace

Day 3 | Milan Excursion Enjoy an orientation tour of Como before heading to Milan. In fashionable Milan, your A Local Expert shows you the impressive sights. View the Gothic cathedral, La Scala and the Galleria. (BB)

Day 4 | Como | Verona | Venice (3 Nights) See the Roman arena and Juliet’s balcony in Verona, the setting of Shakespeare’s most

famous play. There’s time to relax or shop on the Via Mazzini. Arrive later in the Renaissance city of Venice, your home for the next three nights. Consider a gondola ride this evening – the perfect introduction to this romantic city! Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB  DW) Hotel:  Best Western Villa Mabapa

Day 5 | Venice Sightseeing and Free Time Admire Venice in all its glory as you approach St. Mark’s Square by private launch. See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace and the Byzantine Basilica. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating a A  Local Specialty at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca island. Spend the afternoon exploring the city on your own. (BB)

Day 6 | Secret Venice Walking Tour and visit to the Market Cruise along the Grand Canal to the Rialto Bridge. Your A  Local Expert brings the city to life during


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your walking tour. See how the locals shop for food and find out about some of the regional cuisine including the delicious seafood. Cross the Rialto Bridge and see the beautiful architecture including Marco Polo’s house. The rest of the day is free to explore, or perhaps consider an optional experience to Burano for some delicious local seafood! (BB)

Day 7 | Venice | Florence (2 Nights) Travel through picturesque Tuscan countryside to Florence for a two night stay. Tonight, join your fellow travelers and Travel Director for an authentic A  Be My Guest dinner in a local restaurant with stunning views over the rolling Chianti hills. (BB BG) Hotel: Roma

Day 8 | Florence Sightseeing and Free Time Learn about Florence’s artistic heritage during a walking tour with your A  Local Expert. See the multi colored Duomo and the Piazza della Signoria. View the Ponte Vecchio bridge, one of the city’s most famous landmarks. Enjoy panoramic views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo. Spend free time shopping for high quality leather and gold or consider an optional experience to the Fine Arts Academy to see Michelangelo’s ‘David’. (BB)

Day 9 | Florence | Amalfi Coast (Maiori) (3 Nights) Drive south from Florence through the Arno Valley and past the Bay of Naples to your hotel in Maiori on the Amalfi coast. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB DW) Hotel: Pietra Di Luna/San Pietro/Panorama

Day 10 | Amalfi Coast At Leisure Spend the day relaxing on this magnificent coastline. Sip a cappuccino, browse in the shops or perhaps take a dip in the Mediterranean. The choice is yours! (BB)

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Day 11 | Isle of Capri and Amalfi Town Excursion Take a ferry to the Isle of Capri, and continue to Capri town by funicular railway. See the famous Piazzetta, during your guided walking tour. Spend time exploring on your own. Perhaps visit the house of Dr. Axel Munthe or shop for souvenirs. Later, cruise to the charming town of Amalfi to see the Romanesque Church and other interesting sights. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB DW)

Day 12 | Amalfi Coast (Maiori) | Pompeii | Rome (2 Nights) Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, leaving Pompeii covered for centuries by a layer of volcanic ash. Your A  Local Expert tells you the history of this partially buried ancient town during a Small Group Sightseeing walking tour. Later, enjoy views of the Abbey of Monte Cassino on the way to Rome. Tonight, consider an evening excursion in the city. (BB) Hotel: Grand Hotel Tiberio

Day 13 | Rome Sightseeing and At Leisure 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 FD)

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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. WiFi: See page 90 for details. Airport transfers: On arrival to 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 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 18-19. For extra nights’ accommodations see page 88. * International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 19. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

Day 14 | Rome | USA Say ‘arrivederci Roma’ at the end of a memorable vacation! Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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Corsica and Sardinia Chilled island life meets ancient history and cultural diversity — French Corsica and Italian Sardinia are revealed in a relaxed taste of two unique islands. It’s Insider moments like… running your fingers across the sun-warmed stone of the ‘nuraghi’ at Su Nuraxi, an ancient site with a defense system unique to Sardinia. Narrow walls and cool alleys give way to bright blue sky, as you wander within the ruins listening to stories of the life in the village 2,800 years ago. Then meeting the modern locals in Alghero at Piera and Gavino’s farm. Welcomed by the family, you indulge in home-grown organic produce, sampling traditional recipes in the warmth of Sardinian hospitality.

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Overnight flight to Cagliari.

Enjoy a scenic drive through the interior of the island stopping at the UNESCO World Heritage Site Su Nuraxi which stands at the edge of Barumini, a farming town in Marmilla. A A  Local Expert will show you one of the most important architectural examples of early Sardinian civilization which is a special type of defensive structure known as nuraghi. This megalithic complex was established in the late 2nd millennium B.C. during the Bronze Age. It remained buried until 1949, when a massive flood washed away the earth surrounding the upper section. It is regarded as the finest and most complete example of this remarkable form of prehistoric architecture in the world. Continue on to Alghero, a beautiful town with a strong Spanish influence. (BB DW) Hotel: Carlos V

Day 2 | Arrive Cagliari (2 Nights) Welcome to the capital of Sardinia and the island’s largest city located on the southern coast of Sardinia. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers this evening for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: T Hotel

It's iconic places City Tours in Cagliari, Barumini and Bonifacio. Orientations in Alghero, La Maddalena and  Nuoro. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site to see the Nuraghi of Su Nuraxi, the town and gardens of Ile Rousse, the cultural capital of the island of Sardinia, Nuoro. Ferry across to the unspoilt island of La Maddalena. View the Cathedral of Santa Maria and the San Pancrazio Towers in Cagliari. See the Basilica of San Saturno built in the 5th century in Cagliari. Scenic drive along the magnificent Costa Smeralda coastline.

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Day 3 | Cagliari Sightseeing and At Leisure Explore Sardinia’s capital and the largest town on the island with a A  Local Expert. Visit the castello district including views of the Cathedral of Santa Maria, the Archbishop’s Palace and the Elephant and San Pancrazio Towers. See the Basilica of San Saturno built in the 5th century. Visit the Marina District and see the Roman ruins. This afternoon consider an excursion to the botanical gardens. (BB)

Day 5 | Alghero Sightseeing and At Leisure Your Travel Director will take you on a pleasant stroll through the old town of Alghero this morning. Although part of the kingdom of Italy for many


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generations, this lovely old town still retains an air of the Spanish region of Catalonia, since it once formed part of the kingdom of Aragon. The local residents still speak with a Spanish dialect. Many of the older buildings are in a Catalan Gothic style reminiscent of Barcelona. See sights including the harbor, cathedral Santa Maria and Piazza Ginasio in the heart of the old town. This afternoon consider an excursion to the craggy cliffs of Capo Caccia. This evening a scenic drive will take you to the home of a local family to experience a delightful Sardinian A Be My Guest experience. (BB BG)

Day 6 | Alghero | Bonifacio | Ajaccio (2 Nights) After breakfast, enjoy a scenic drive along the northern coast to Santa Teresa Gallura, before taking the ferry across to the French island of Corsica, just a few miles away (crossing time approx. 1 hour). On arrival in Bonifacio enjoy a tour with a A Local Expert and then free time to explore this stunning fortified town. Dramatically situated on a limestone peninsula, there are spectacular views of the Mediterranean from the impressive Citadel plus a delightful harbor and marina. From Bonifacio, we continue to your luxurious hotel in Ajaccio for a two night stay. (BB) Hotel: Sofitel Golfe D’Ajaccio

Day 7 | Ajaccio At Leisure Enjoy a full day of leisure or take an optional experience to another part of the island. Your Travel Director will advise of the options available to you. (BB DW)

Day 8 | Ajaccio | Bonifacio | Ferry to Sardinia | Costa Smealda | Olbia (3 Nights) Travel back to Bonifacio for the return ferry crossing to Santa Teresa Gallura. From here enjoy a scenic drive along the fabulous Costa Smeralda coastline with its turquoise waters. Stop at the popular resort of Porto Cervo, the playground of the rich and famous developed by the Aga Khan in the 1960s, before continuing to your hotel in Olbia. (BB) Hotel: Mercure Olbia Harmaea

Day 9 | Excursion to La Maddalena This morning take a trip back to the exclusive and beautiful Costa Smeralda, which owes its name to the emerald green colored waters. From the harbor town of Palau you will take a ferry to the unspoilt

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island of La Maddalena. The old town perched on a hill is a charming maze of narrow streets and small squares. This is where the young Napoleon suffered the first defeat of his military career after islanders withstood a three-day siege launched from Corsica. Enjoy the scenery and sample some of the local cuisine in your free time for lunch. Later, return to your hotel in Olbia. (BB)

Day 10 | Olbia At Leisure Enjoy a full day of leisure or take an optional experience to another part of the island. Your Travel Director will advise of the options available to you. (BB)

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WiFi: See page 90 for details. Airport transfers: On arrival to Cagliari Elmas Airport transfers will operate at 11.15am and 2pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Cagliari Elmas Airport at 4.30am and 7am. 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 18-19. For extra nights’ accommodations see page 88. * International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 19. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

Today travel south through the Barbagia area, considered the heart of Sardinia with ancient traditions which survive alongside modern life, evident in the landscape, the architecture and the cuisine. The museum in Nuoro, the capital of the province, has many reminders of the culture of this ancient population. Continue through the vineyards to Oliena where you will enjoy a Wine Tasting. See the ‘murales’ of Orgosolo and the famous bandit villages before returning to Cagliari for the final night of your trip. This evening join your Travel Director and fellow travelers to celebrate your memorable vacation with a Farewell Dinner. (BB FD) Hotel: Regina Margherita

Day 12 | Cagliari | USA This morning, say goodbye to your fellow travelers at the end of your wonderful Corsica and Sardinian vacation. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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Best of Scotland The urban hubs of Edinburgh and Glasgow. Legends and lochs. Castles and country. This leisurely look at Scotland covers the essentials – but still has time to stop for a ‘wee dram’ or two. It’s Insider moments like… being greeted by the father and son farmers of a working hill farm on the banks of Loch Ard, as they approach in traditional dress. Hearing them recount the stories of Rob Roy MacGregor, the outlaw and hero who roamed this region, they share their contagious energy, Scottish pride and homespun dishes, eaten as you hunker down together in their barn. An active farmstead, every experience is slightly different; one day you could be playing with sheepdogs, the next helping them feed new-born lambs.

Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh

It's iconic places City tour of Edinburgh. Orientation of Glasgow and Stirling. Visit Pitlochry, the Isle of Skye and Clan Donald Center, Glasgow Cathedral and Stirling Castle. View the 18th hole at St Andrews, Loch Ness, Eilean Donan Castle and Glencoe.

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Day 2 | Arrive Edinburgh (2 Nights) On arrival, relax or explore this fascinating capital city. This evening, meet your companions and Travel Director at a Welcome Pub Reception, which includes a typical Scottish pub meal and drinks. (WR) Hotel: Novotel City Center

Day 3 | 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. During the Edinburgh Festival, your visit will include tickets to the dazzling Edinburgh Tattoo. (FB)

Day 4 | Edinburgh | St. Andrews | Pitlochry | Scottish Highlands (2 Nights) Travel across the Firth of Forth to St. Andrews to view the celebrated ancient university and the home of golf. Continue north across the Tay at Dundee, to visit Pitlochry, a charming village on the banks of the River Tummel. Explore the village or join an optional experience to visit Blair Castle, ancestral home to the Dukes of Atholl. Dine tonight at your hotel. (FB  D) Hotel:  Laggan Gaskmore/ Macdonalds Four Seasons

Day 5 | Isle of Skye and Scenic Highlands 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 Center and the Museum of the Isles, where you can trace your genealogy or explore the

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Day 6 | Scottish Highlands | Glencoe | Glasgow (2 Nights) Stop at the Commando Memorial near Fort William for breath-taking views of Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Continue south through Glencoe, ‘Glen of the Weeping’, site of the infamous massacre of the Macdonald clan by the Campbells in 1692. Journey along the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, immortalized in the well-known Scottish song, to the lively city of Glasgow. This afternoon visit St. Mungo’s Cathedral, dedicated to the patron saint and founder of the city. Your orientation tour of Glasgow also includes magnificent George Square and the River Clyde, former heart of the shipbuilding industry. (FB) Hotel: Radisson Blu Glasgow

Day 7 | Stirling Castle Excursion Enjoy some free time this morning in Glasgow to explore this vibrant city. Later visit Stirling Castle, a symbol of national pride and once a place of great power. See the ‘Stirling Heads’ and visit the halls, chapels and bedrooms of this imposing castle. From the castle walls view the Wallace Monument – dedicated to Sir William Wallace and overlooking the battlefield of Stirling Bridge. Later travel into the Trossachs National Park. Here enjoy a A  Local Specialty visit to Glengoyne Whisky Distillery to sample a ‘wee dram’. Tonight, experience a A  Be My Guest Farewell Dinner at a working hill farm on the banks of Loch Ard. (FB BG)

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WiFi: See page 90 for details. Airport transfers: On arrival to Edinburgh Airport transfers will operate at 9am, 11.30am and 2pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Glasgow Airport at 7am and 9am. 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 18-19. For extra nights’ accommodations see page 88. * International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 19. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

Day 8 | Glasgow | USA After a hearty Scottish breakfast, bid farewell to your Travel Director and companions as your vacation in Scotland comes to an end. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (FB) Stirling Castle, Stirling 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 Ireland This leisurely trail winds through the Emerald Isle, from Dublin’s 16th century botanical gardens to the utterly remote Dingle Peninsula, the country’s westernmost point. It’s Insider moments like… tucking into homemade Kerry Lamb Stew and soaking up its rich gravy with bread fresh from the oven. You eat by the glow of an oil lamp and to the smell of turf burning in the open fires at Quills Farmhouse. And you join Andrew to learn the secrets of traditional Irish cooking. With views over the lakes of Killarney, you chat to farmers going about their business. You are transported back to 1930s Ireland: a time before electricity had reached the countryside and when a trip to the well was a daily chore.

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It's iconic places City tour of Dublin. Orientation of Adare and Kildare. Visit Botanical Gardens Dublin, Cormac Chapel at Cashel, Blarney to kiss the stone and gain the ‘gift of the gab’ and St Bridget’s Church in Kildare. View St Patricks Cathedral and Phoenix Park in Dublin, The Rock of Cashel,  the statue of Charlie Chaplin, Molls Gap and Ladies View on the Ring of Kerry, and the thatched cottages of Adare. Scenic drive of the Ring of Kerry and the rugged Dingle Peninsula.

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Day 2 | Dublin Sightseeing (2 Nights) Spend the morning relaxing or exploring this vibrant, friendly city. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers this afternoon and see Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Phoenix Park and the stately Georgian Squares with your A  Local Expert. This evening, get to know your companions and Travel Director over a traditional Irish meal with drinks at your Welcome Reception in a local pub. (WR) Hotel: Trinity Capital

Day 3 | Dublin Sightseeing and At Leisure This morning, enjoy a walking tour of the National Botanical Gardens in Dublin. Founded in 1795 and dedicated to conservation, education and science, the gardens are now home to over 15,000 species of plant. 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)

Day 4 | Dublin | Rock Of Cashel | Blarney | Killarney (4 Nights) Leave the capital city and drive through scenic countryside to visit the spectacular Rock of Cashel. This is reputed to be the site of the conversion of the King of Munster by St. Patrick in the 5th century. Its rich heritage is reflected in the picturesque complex of fortified town houses, a medieval monastery and a Georgian Cathedral. It also has one of the most remarkable collections of Celtic art and medieval architecture to be found anywhere in Europe. A trip to Ireland would not be complete without a visit to Blarney Castle to kiss the Blarney Stone to acquire the ‘gift of the gab’! Dine tonight at your hotel in Killarney. (FB D) Hotel: Killarney Plaza

Day 5 | Dingle Peninsula Excursion Today, experience a breath-taking excursion round the Dingle Peninsula. Ireland’s most westerly point,

the peninsula featuring ring forts and ancient ruins as well as verdant hills, magnificent mountains and sandy beaches. (FB)

Day 6 | 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 varied places in the whole of Ireland and is truly a photographers delight. On our journey we will see Killorglin set on Dingle Bay, which was the location for the film, Ryan’s Daughter.  Pass through Cahirciveen and Waterville.  Later the landscape is dramatic as you pass through Molls Gap and see the Lakes of Killarney. Tonight enjoy a A  Be My Guest farmhouse experience which also includes a cooking demonstration. (FB BG)

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WiFi: See page 90 for details. Airport transfers: On arrival to Dublin Airport transfers will operate at 8.30am, 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 18-19. For extra nights’ accommodations see page 88. * International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 19. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

Day 7 | Killarney At Leisure Enjoy a full day to do as you please. Killarney National Park offers an exciting range of outdoor activities including walking, cycling, horse riding or golf on championship courses overlooking the Killarney Lakes. Alternatively, enjoy the peace and tranquillity of your surroundings - find a quiet spot, put your feet up, and admire the views. (FB)

Day 8 | Killarney | Kildare | Dublin Follow scenic roads through the beautiful Irish countryside to Dublin. View the thatched cottages in the village of Adare, voted the prettiest village in Ireland. Visit St. Brigid’s Church in Kildare. St. Brigid is one of Ireland’s patron saints along with St. Patrick and St. Columba. Join your fellow travelers this evening for a Farewell Dinner in Dublin and raise a toast to your newfound friends and scenic Ireland! (FB FD) Hotel: Trinity Capital

Day 9 | Dublin | USA After a hearty breakfast, say farewell to this beautiful country and your companions at the end of a magical vacation on the Emerald Isle. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (FB)

Adare 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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Paris and Provence Slow-paced and scenic, the South of France is the heart of this trip – with time in Paris, before heading to Provence and the proverbial ‘playground of the glitterati’, the French Riviera. It’s Insider moments like… winding through the Provençal countryside en route to beautiful Menerbes, as you listen to the stories of the landscape and culture that inspired ‘A Year in Provence’. Later, in Luberon, it’s meeting and getting to know the Meillan-Pages family at their vineyard, and exploring the grounds as you listen to the techniques and philosophy behind the cultivation of the grapes. Tasting the fruits of their labor, you sip the wine they described and dine with them on their favorite regional dishes.

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It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | *Depart USA Overnight flight to Paris.

Day 2 | Arrive Paris (3 Nights) Welcome to Paris, France’s glittering capital! Relax after check-in or start exploring this amazing city. Join your Travel Director and fellow traveling companions later for a Welcome Reception followed by an evening drive to see the city’s impressive sights – the perfect introduction to your vacation! (WR) Hotel: Renaissance La Defense

It's iconic places City tour in Paris and Arles. Orientations of Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, Nice and Monaco. Visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris, an Olive Oil Mill in the Luberon region and Menerbes. View the Pont du Gard, the Cours Mirabel in Aix-de-Provence,  Palace of the Popes in Avignon, Cannes Film Festival Center, The Old Town and Place Massena in Nice, The Royal Palace and Cathedral in Monaco. Cruise along the Cote D’Azur.

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Enjoy spectacular city views with an included ascent to the second level of the Eiffel Tower. Spend the rest of the day seeing the sights of your choice. You might like to round off your day with a famous Parisian cabaret show. (BB)

Day 4 | Paris At Leisure Today is free for you to explore the delights of Paris. The city is home to many world-renowned galleries and museums including the Louvre, Musée D’Orsay and Les Invalides, featuring Napoleon’s tomb. Cruise along the River Seine, stroll through the Tuileries or join an optional experience to the world famous Louvre Museum. (BB)

Day 5 | Paris | TGV Train | Aix-En-Provence (2 Nights) Take the high-speed TGV train from Paris to Aix-en-Provence, a vibrant student city featuring an abundance of grand period architecture. See the sights during your orientation including Place de la Rontonde, Cours Mirabeau and the thermal springs. (BB) Hotel: Grand Hotel Roi Rene M Gallery A Authentic Accommodation

Day 6 | Aix-En-Provence | Sightseeing and Free Time This morning, enjoy a scenic trip into the Luberon region.   Visit the hilltop town of Gordes which was used in the movie A Good Year featuring Russell Crowe. Later, visit an Olive Oil mill for a A  Unique Insight into the production of Olive Oil.  Experience a delicious a A  Be My Guest lunch of local dishes at a family run winery in the famous Luberon area and learn about the excellent wines which are produced here. Return later to Aix-en-Provence with free time to do as you please. (BB BG)

Day 7 | Aix-En-Provence | Arles | Avignon A short drive brings you to Arles where you see the Roman Amphitheater and Romanesque cathedral during your walking tour with your A Local Expert. After shopping for souvenirs continue to Avignon, your orientation includes the famous broken bridge, the bustling Place de l’Horloge and the Palace of the Popes, an immense fortification built in the

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Day 8 | Avignon | St Remy and Les Baux de Provence Excursion Arrive at St. Remy de Provence where you have time to explore the food markets and mix with the local people shopping for fresh produce. At Les Baux de Provence one of the most beautiful villages in France, admire the stunning views over Arles and the Camargue. Arrive back in Avignon with free time to explore the quaint streets and squares of this fascinating city. (BB)

Day 9 | Avignon | Cassis | Nice (3 Nights) Drive south to coastal Cassis and take an included cruise around the bay and view the limestone coves – calanques − which provide shelter for local wildlife. Later continue to Nice where your orientation includes the Promenade des Anglais, Place Massena and the Old Town. (BB) Hotel: Ellington

Day 10 | Excursion to Monaco and Monte Carlo Drive along the elegant Côte d’Azur to Monaco. See the Palace of the Grimaldi family − they have ruled from this residence for 700 years − and the Cathedral where Princess Grace and Prince Rainier were married. Continue along part of the Grand Prix circuit to Monte Carlo with the chance to visit a casino − you might get lucky and win! Later in Nice, there is time to shop for souvenirs or relax. (BB)

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WiFi: See page 90 for details. Airport transfers: On arrival to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport transfer will operate at 8am, 11am and 2pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Nice Airport at 5am and 9.30am. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 18-19. For extra nights’ accommodations see page 88. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. * International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 19. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

Authentic Accommodation Grand Hotel Roi Rene M Gallery, Aix en Provence, France Named after a 15th century king, who was a poet, artist and gourmand, the Grand Hôtel Roi René gives a real taste of French style and panache, so this A Authentic Accommodation is often our base when exploring Aix-en-Provence.

Spend the day exploring Nice at your leisure. Visit the flower market in the old town. Maybe relax on the beach or swim in the Mediterranean. This evening, raise a toast to your fellow travelers at a celebratory Farewell Dinner with wine in a local restaurant. (BB FD)

Day 12 | Nice | USA Say farewell to this magical country and your newfound friends at the end of a remarkable vacation. Airport 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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Best of Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg This leisurely trip around Benelux reveals the treasures of three of Europe’s smallest nations – from the canals, picturesque towns and fairytale castles to Rembrandt and Royal Delft. It’s Insider moments like… strolling up the tree-lined lane to a pretty 18th century farmstead, where its owner waits with an aperitif for you in his courtyard. Marc Nyssen is still farming the land he was born and raised on and he reminisces about his family’s history on the Hoeve – where they’ve farmed for five generations. Sitting down around the big wooden table, he tells more stories as you dine on a meal straight from the Hofstede De Stamper farm – with home-reared beef bourguignon, creamy gratin and tangy apple pie.

Grand Place, Brussels

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | *Depart USA Overnight flight to Amsterdam.

Day 2 | Arrive Amsterdam (3 Nights) Welcome to Amsterdam! Relax and unwind after check-in or take a leisurely stroll through this unique city. Tonight, join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a sightseeing cruise aboard a canal boat. Later, get to know your traveling companions at a Welcome Reception including a light meal and welcome drinks. (WR) Hotel: Hilton/ Crowne Plaza South

Luxembourg

It's iconic places City tour of Luxembourg and Bruges. Orientation of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Maastricht, Gent and Brussels. Visit the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Euromast Tower in Rotterdam, Royal Delft Pottery, the Gardens of De Haar Castle, General George Patton’s Grave, Orval Abbey and Dinant. View The American Memorial at Bastogne. Cruise the canals of Amsterdam and Bruges.

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flowering season (April until mid-May), an included visit to the tulip fields of Keukenhof is sure to dazzle, with several million flowering bulbs planted across a 70-acre site. (BB)

Day 4 | The Hague | Delft and Rotterdam Excursion After a leisurely morning, travel through The Hague to the historic town of Delft. Visit the Royal Delft Pottery workshop for a closer look at the manufacture of this A  Local Specialty, hand painted porcelain. Continue to Rotterdam, the most important river port in Europe. After a short city orientation, visit the Euromast Tower for spectacular panoramic views of the city and the famous harbor. The rest of the afternoon is yours to spend as you please before returning to Amsterdam this evening. (BB)

Day 5 | Amsterdam | Haarzuilens | Maastricht | Bastogne | Luxembourg (2 Nights) In Haarzuilens, visit the magnificent gardens of fairy-tale De Haar Castle. Continue your journey and stop in the historic fortified city of Maastricht. Enjoy free time to explore the city before continuing to Bastogne. View the American Memorial, erected to commemorate the 76 890 American soldiers wounded or killed during the Battle of the Bulge. Arrive later at your hotel in the Duchy of Luxembourg. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB  D) Hotel: Doubletree by Hilton

Day 6 | Luxembourg Sightseeing and At Leisure This morning, visit General George S. Patton’s grave. Your walking tour of Luxembourg with a A  Local Expert shows you the sights including the breath-taking gorge of the Rivers Alzette and Petrusse, the Cathedral and the Grand Ducal Palace. The rest of the afternoon is yours to spend at leisure. Your Travel Director will be able to advise on how to get the most from your free time in the city. (BB)

Day 7 | Luxembourg | Orval | Dinant | Bruges (2 Nights) Visit Orval Abbey, a Cistercian monastery famous for producing Trappiste beer. Continue your journey

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and stop in the pretty town of Dinant, birthplace of Adolphe Sax – best known for inventing the saxophone. Later, arrive in picturesque Bruges and join your fellow travelers this evening for a special A Be My Guest dinner at an 18th-century farmstead. (BB BG) Hotel: De Medici

Day 8 | Bruges Sightseeing and At Leisure Admire the sights of Bruges including the town square during your walking tour with a A  Local Expert. Cruise along picturesque canals during your sightseeing cruise and visit a Lace Center to see the production of this A  Local Specialty. Spend the rest of the day exploring the charming medieval streets at your own pace. (BB)

Day 9 | Bruges | Gent | Brussels (2 Nights) Visit the beautiful city of Gent and see the three famous Gent towers – Saint Nicholas’ Church, the Belfry and Saint Bavo’s Cathedral. This afternoon in Brussels your Travel Director shows you the city’s highlights, including the Atomium, Royal Palace, Japanese Pagodas, the Grand Place and the famous Mannekin Pis. (BB) Hotel: Thon EU

Day 10 | Brussels | At Leisure Today is free for you to do as you wish! Explore the Grand Place, join a beer or bike tour, or simply relax in a café and watch the world go by. Your Travel Director will be able to assist you to get the most from this leisurely day. This evening, celebrate a wonderful trip with your travel companions at a Farewell Dinner. (BB FD)

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WiFi: See page 90 for details. Airport transfers: On arrival to Amsterdam Airport transfers will operate at 9am, 11.30am and 2.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Brussels Airport at 8am and 12pm. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 18-19. For extra nights’ accommodations see page 88. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. * International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 19. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

Day 11 | Brussels | USA This morning bid farewell to your fellow travelers and take home many special memories. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) Please note: your coach returns to Amsterdam from Brussels on Day 11. You are welcome to use this complimentary transfer. Drop-off in Amsterdam will be at the Trafalgar Amsterdam hotel and not at the airport. Arrival will be approximately 3pm, depending on traffic conditions.

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Sound of Music Not just for fans of the film, this Austrian adventure also takes in the country’s romantic cities, dramatic scenery, epic history and timeless connections to music. It’s Insider moments like… reaching the storybook-style castle of King Ludwig in the Bavarian mountains by horse-drawn carriage. Or treading in the footsteps of the Von Trapps in Salzburg, before joining Johann and Manfred Stadler in their rustic ‘gasthof’ for a more authentic take on Austrian life. Entering the family’s 200 year old barn, in the low hills of the Berchtesgaden Alps, you sample their ‘home brew’ – popular with local hikers. Then join the brothers for ‘Ripperl’ smoked pork chops and rich Black Forest Gateau or fruit tart.

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Concentration Camp Memorial Site. This evening you might like to join your companions for a night out at a local beer hall. (BB)

Day 4 | Munich | Oberammergau | Neuschwanstein Castle | Innsbruck (2 Nights) In Oberammergau, see the theater where the Passion play has been performed every decade since 1634 when Europe was gripped by the plague. Drive into the scenic Bavarian mountains and arrive by horse and carriage at Neuschwanstein Castle. Experience a guided tour of this fortress, built in the 19th century for King Ludwig on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau. Arrive later at the famous town of Innsbruck where you will enjoy dinner at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Grauer Bär

Day 5 | Innsbruck Sightseeing and At Leisure Your orientation includes views of the Wilten Basilica, Golden Roof and the Hofburg Palace. The rest of the day is yours to do as you please. Explore medieval lanes, visit world-class museums and Hapsburg palaces or simply relax and admire this dazzling city set against a spectacular Alpine backdrop. Tonight you might like to see a traditional Tyrolean folklore show. (BB)

Day 6 | Innsbruck | Berchtesgaden | Salzburg (2 Nights) Continue through the picturesque valley of the River Inn and pass the Wilder Kaiser Mountain. Visit the National Park of Berchtesgaden, featuring awe-inspiring mountains. Continue on to Salzburg. (BB) Hotel: Holiday Inn

Day 7 | Salzburg Sightseeing and At Leisure See the city’s sights with your A  Local Expert including the Getreidegasse, Salzburg Cathedral, Mozart’s birthplace and many of the locations used in the film ‘The Sound of Music’. Afterwards, discover the delights of Salzburg for yourself. Visit

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a museum or go shopping for souvenirs. This evening, enjoy a A  Be My Guest dinner at a local Gasthof. (BB BG)

Day 8 | Salzburg | Vienna (3 Nights) View the Church in Mondsee where the marriage of Captain Von Trapp and Maria was filmed for ‘The Sound of Music’. Traverse the Salzkammergut, a picturesque region of mountains and lakes, whose salt deposits brought great wealth to the area. See Melk Abbey in the Wachau Valley before arriving in Vienna. (BB) Hotel: Am Konzerthaus

Day 9 | Vienna Sightseeing and Free Time This morning enjoy an exclusive A  Unique Insight with a guided visit to the Habsburg royal collection of art at the Kunsthistorisches museum prior to admission of the general public. The spectacular Kunstkammer will be revealed in this private insider visit. Later, your A  Local Expert reveals the city’s major landmarks and palaces during your included sightseeing tour. The Imperial Boulevards lead to views of the Opera House, the Hofburg Palace, the Parliament and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. The magic continues with a walking tour through the oldest parts of the city near ‘Am Hof’. Why not indulge yourself and try some local cuisine such as schnitzel or strudel. Walk along the Kärntnerstrasse in the center of the city and shop for souvenirs. (BB)

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TRIP NOTES WiFi: See page 90 for details. Airport transfers: On arrival to Munich Airport transfers will operate at 10.00am and 1.00pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Vienna Airport at 8.00am and 9.30am. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 18-19. For extra nights’ accommodations see page 88. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. * International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 19. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

Day 10 | Vienna | At Leisure Spend the day as you wish. Why not explore museums, palaces, galleries, cafés, memorials to famous composers and parks? Vienna has it all. This evening, join your traveling companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner. (BB FD)

Day 11 | Vienna | USA Say goodbye to your newfound friends at the end of an unforgettable vacation. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

Austrian Alps 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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Highlights of Austria, Slovenia and Croatia Gentle in pace, this trip allows you to discover some of Europe’s prettiest towns and cities, stunning scenery – like the lakes and falls of Plitvice – and the shores of Hvar Island. It’s Insider moments like… walking down a quiet path, lit by lanterns of flickering candles, into a humble ‘konoba’ to dine with a Croatian family. In a rustic isolated village, they cook your dinner the traditional way, under a clay bell. The flavors of the veal or lamb are unique – but so is the setting, overlooking the Adriatic on the idyllic Hvar Island, where you are staying for three nights. Welcoming you into their quaint stone walled tavern, which has limited electricity and running water, they share their simple island life.

Plitvice Waterfall, Croatia

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | *Depart USA Overnight flight to Vienna.

Day 2 | Arrive Vienna (2 Nights) Welcome to Vienna! Spend the afternoon relaxing or take a stroll. This evening, meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception and evening orientation drive. This will be the perfect introduction to this magical city! (WR) Hotel: Hilton Danube

Day 3 | Vienna Sightseeing and At Leisure Admire Vienna’s sights as you drive along the Imperial Boulevards with your A  Local Expert. See the Opera House, Parliament, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Hofburg Palace. Explore the oldest parts of the city near ‘Am Hof’ on your walking tour. Spend time sightseeing on your own or join an excursion to nearby Bratislava. Tonight, consider enjoying a concert of Viennese music. (BB)

Imperial Palace, Vienna

It's iconic places City tours of Vienna, Ljubljana, Split, Hvar Island, Dubrovnik and Zagreb. Visit Graz, Plitvice National Park, Jupiter’s Temple, Diocletian’s Palace while in Split, the 16th century Cathedral of Hvar Island. See the Hofburg Palace and Imperial Boulevards of Vienna, the Clock Tower of Graz, the Opera House and Castle of Ljubljana, the Old City of Dubrovnik and the Archbishops Palace of Zagreb.

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Day 4 | Vienna | Graz | Lake Bled (2 Nights)

Ljubljana, Slovenia

South towards the Semmering Pass, stop to view the galleried courtyards and famous clock tower at Graz. Continue via the beautiful Austrian Riviera and cross the Karawanken Mountains to the Slovenian border.


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Arrive later in Lake Bled, an earthly paradise and your home for the next two nights. A beautiful glacial lake in the Julian Alps, Lake Bled is a picturesque and serene escape set amid forests and mountains. (BB D) Hotel: Park

Day 5 | Lake Bled At Leisure See this picturesque resort during your orientation. Spend the rest of the day as you please, or take a relaxing optional cruise on the glassy lake. (BB)

Day 6 | Lake Bled | Ljubljana | Plitvice Lakes It is only a short drive to Ljubljana where your A  Local Expert shows you the sights, including the Opera house, Cathedral, National Museum and Castle, and Three Bridges Square. Drive south to the Croatian border near Karlovac, and through the forested National Park of Plitvice. Admire the waterfalls and lakes of this spectacular UNESCO World Heritage site on your walking tour with your A Local Expert. See 16 lakes of crystal clear water in many colorful shades of green, grey and blue which are linked by spectacular waterfalls. (BB D) Hotel: Jezero

Day 7 | Plitvice Lakes | Split | Hvar Island (3 Nights) Travel through scenic Croatian countryside to Split, the largest city in Dalmatia. Meet your A Local Expert for a fascinating tour of the UNESCO World Heritage site Diocletian’s Palace. Visit the substructure, Cathedral and the Baptistery of Split, once the Temple of Jupiter, and more! Later, travel to the beautiful island of Hvar for a relaxing three night stay. (BB D) Hotel: Amfora

Day 8 to Day 9 | Hvar Sightseeing Enjoy an included excursion on the island of Hvar to see the 16th century cathedral and loggia built by the Venetian architect Sanmicheli. Enjoy a very special A  Be My Guest dining experience in a family home in a rustic shepherd’s village overlooking the Adriatic. On your second day relax, sightsee or cruise to one of the other islands. (BB BG BB )

Day 10 | Hvar Island | Dubrovnik (3 Nights) Today drive along the coast to Dubrovnik – Pearl of the Adriatic. The scenery is spectacular! (BB) Hotel: Ariston

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You have two full days to experience the delights of this stunning medieval city! On the first day, enjoy a Small Group Sightseeing walking tour of the main sights. Admire the Rector’s Palace, the city walls, Onofrio’s fountain and the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries. Spend free time relaxing, exploring the lively market, or perhaps enjoy lunch at a seaside restaurant. Consider joining an optional experience to Montenegro to see the only fjord in southern Europe and the 2,500 year old town of Budva. Your Travel Director will be happy to advise how best to use your free time. Tonight, enjoy a Regional Meal of traditional cuisine at a local restaurant. (BB RM BB )

WiFi: See page 90 for details. Airport transfers: On arrival to Vienna Airport transfers will operate at 9am, 12pm and 3pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Zagreb Airport at 7am and 11.30am. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early.

Day 13 | Dubrovnik | Zagreb (2 Nights)

For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 18-19.

Your Croatian adventure continues as you head north to the capital Zagreb, your home for the next two nights! Dine this evening at your hotel. (BB  D) Hotel: The Westin

Day 14 | Zagreb Sightseeing and At Leisure Zagreb is a traditional medieval European city with a wealth of historic monuments. Your A  Local Expert shows you the highlights including the upper and lower town, the majestic Cathedral, Archbishop’s Palace, St. Marks Church and the Opera House. Spend free time exploring the winding streets of the old town or consider an excursion into the surrounding countryside. This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner celebration. (BB FD)

TRIP NOTES

For extra nights’ accommodations see page 88. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. * International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 19. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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.

Day 15 | Zagreb | USA Say farewell to your companions as this memorable trip comes to an end. Transfers are available to Zagreb Airport. Conditions apply. (BB)

Please note: Your coach returns to Vienna from Zagreb on last travel day. You are welcome to use this complimentary transfer. Drop-off in Vienna will be the Trafalgar Vienna hotel and not at the airport. Arrival will be approximately 6.00pm, depending on traffic conditions.

Hvar Town 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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Bohemian Highlights An undercover look at the wartime history of Poland and Germany and the romance of Prague and Budapest – this trip gives you time to really experience the historic region of Bohemia. It’s Insider moments like… spending time with a resident in Krakow, as they introduce you to the highlights of their home town. Experiencing this with a smaller group, you really get into the streets and stories of the medieval Old Town. Strolling together, they take you to the elegant Cloth Hall and imposing Mariacki Church, and you get to ask them about Krakow’s history, life in Poland or even just where they’d recommend for dinner tonight. It’s also being taken to unusual places, like Czestochowa where you see the Black Madonna.

Rynek Square, Krakow

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Day 5 | Berlin | Warsaw (2 Nights)

Overnight flight to Frankfurt.

Head east across the central plains to the Polish capital, Warsaw. After dinner this evening, you might like to explore the city’s nightlife or treat yourself to a Chopin recital. (BB D) Hotel: Westin

Day 2 | Arrive Frankfurt (Offenbach) Welcome to Frankfurt! Check-in this afternoon and enjoy an orientation drive through this fascinating city. Meet your Travel Director and companions later for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Sheraton Offenbach

Day 3 | Frankfurt | Leipzig | Berlin (2 Nights)

German Delicacies

It's iconic places City tours of Berlin, Warsaw, Krakow, Budapest, Vienna and Prague. Orientation of Frankfurt and Leipzig. Visit the monastery of Jasna Gora, the concentration camp at Auschwitz, the Fisherman’s Bastion in Budapest, Berlin TV Tower, the Baroque town center of Gyor, Tabor, the beer brewing town of Pilsen and St. Vitus Cathedral and the Old Town Square of Prague. View the famous Reichstag and Tiergarten in Berlin, Krakow Cathedral and the UNESCO listed Castle District in Budapest.

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Travel through Saxony to the bustling town of Leipzig which was once one of the major cities of the former East Germany. Until his death, this city was also home to composer Johann Sebastian Bach. Continue through to Berlin, a contrasting city with a rich and varied history. (BB) Hotel: Hilton

Day 4 | Berlin Sightseeing and At Leisure This morning enjoy a A Unique Insight experience with fantastic 360° views of the city from the Berlin TV Tower. See the Reichstag, Tiergarten, Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden Boulevard and the German State Opera House with a A  Local Expert during your included sightseeing tour. Spend free time afterwards shopping for souvenirs and exploring this captivating city! (BB)

Day 6 | Warsaw Sightseeing and At Leisure Admire Warsaw’s historic center including the Old Town during your sightseeing tour with a A  Local Expert. Visit the site of the Warsaw Ghetto, shockingly evoked in Polanski’s award-winning film, ‘The Pianist’. Explore the city on your own during your free time. Consider a visit to the Wilanow Palace, a priceless testimony to the splendor of Poland’s past. Join your companions this evening for a Regional Meal at a local restaurant. (BB RM)

Day 7 | Warsaw | Czestochowa | Auschwitz | Krakow (2 Nights) Visit the 14th-century Jasna Gora Monastery at Czestochowa. This is Poland’s greatest place of pilgrimage and home of the Black Madonna of Czestochowa, Jasna Gora’s most precious treasure. Later, your visit to the concentration camp at Auschwitz is a sobering reminder of the atrocities of World War II. Tonight, dine at your hotel in the medieval city of Krakow. (BB D) Hotel: Park Inn


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This morning, consider joining an optional experience to the Wieliczka Salt mine, one of the world’s oldest salt mines still in operation and home to an entire chapel carved from the rock salt as well as dozens of sculptures. Enjoy a Small Group Sightseeing walking tour with a A  Local Expert of the medieval Old Town and visit the Cloth Hall and Mariacki Church. See Wawel Castle and enjoy panoramic views of the city from Wawel Hill. Relax this afternoon or explore the Market Square and city on your own. This evening, perhaps enjoy an evening of Folklore. (BB)

From the Parliament building to the Hofburg, the State Opera House to St. Stephen’s Cathedral, admire the city’s imperial elegance on your included sightseeing tour with a A Local Expert. Your guide also takes you on a walking tour through ‘Am Hof’, Vienna’s oldest and most secret quarter. Spend free time sightseeing on your own or shop on the fashionable Kärntnerstrasse. This evening, why not join an optional experience to a famous local hostelry for a meal and musical entertainment. (BB)

Day 9 | Krakow | Slovakia | Budapest (2 Nights) Drive south into the foothills of the Tatra Mountains and across the border into Slovakia. Admire the changing landscapes as you continue into Hungary. Arrive later at the majestic capital Budapest. (BB) Hotel: Marriott Courtyard Center

Day 10 | Budapest Sightseeing and At Leisure Built on the banks of the romantic River Danube, Budapest is one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. Your sightseeing tour with a A  Local Expert features views of the famous Chain Bridge, the UNESCO listed Castle Hill district and a visit to the Fisherman’s Bastion for superb views of the Parliament and Danube. Afterwards, explore on your own or perhaps take a trip to Szentendre, a charming town popular with artists. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a special A  Be My Guest dinner at a family-run restaurant and winery on the outskirts of the city. (BB BG)

Day 11 | Budapest | Györ | Vienna (2 Nights) Cross the Transdanubia region - dotted with orchards and vineyards – to Györ. Visit this Roman town, which has retained much of its medieval and baroque charm. Arrive later in Vienna, your home for the next two nights. (BB) Hotel: Hilton Danube

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Day 13 | Vienna | Tabor | Prague (2 Nights) North into the Czech Republic, visit Tabor, once the headquarters of the 15th century religious reformer, John Huss. Arrive later in the capital Prague, a lively hub of art and culture. (BB D) Hotel: Andels

Day 14 | Prague Sightseeing and At Leisure Your A Local Expert explains the history of Prague during your guided sightseeing tour. Visit the impressive St. Vitus Cathedral, which is set inside the 1,000 year-old Prague Castle. Cross the Vltava River to the cobble stoned old town square and view the Astronomical Clock. Spend time afterwards seeing more sights or perhaps enjoy a cruise on the Vltava river. (BB)

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WiFi: See page 90 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. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 18-19. For extra nights’ accommodations see page 88. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. * International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 19. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

Day 15 | Prague | Frankfurt (Offenbach) This morning travel west across the German border before arriving in cosmopolitan Frankfurt for your final night. Tonight, celebrate with your traveling companions at a Farewell Dinner. (BB FD) Hotel: Sheraton Offenbach

Day 16 | Frankfurt | USA Say farewell to your new found friends at the end of your memorable vacation. Transfers are available to Frankfurt Airport. Conditions apply. (BB)

Peterskirche, Vienna 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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Prague, Vienna and 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 favorite 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

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | *Depart USA Overnight flight to Prague.

Day 2 | 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 traveling companions and Travel Director. (WR) Hotel: President

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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Day 3 | Prague Sightseeing and At Leisure

Prague, Czech Republic

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)


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Day 4 | 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 theater show. (BB)

Day 5 | Prague | Bratislava | Vienna (3 Nights) Traveling 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 6 | 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 7 | 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 8 | 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 9 | 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 10 | 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 travelers at a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant. (BB FD)

Day 11 | Budapest | USA Say goodbye to your companions and Travel Director after an unforgettable trip. Transfers are provided to Budapest airport. Conditions apply. (BB)

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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TRIP NOTES WiFi: See page 90 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. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 18-19. For extra nights’ accommodations see page 88. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. * International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 19. 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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Wonders of St. Petersburg and 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 Theater 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 theater. 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 | *Depart USA Overnight flight to St. Petersburg.

Day 2 | 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 travelers 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

Day 3 | St. Petersburg Sightseeing and At Leisure Admire the landmarks of St. Petersburg during your sightseeing tour with a A  Local Expert. View the Tsar’s Winter Palace, Nevsky Prospekt, St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the statue of Peter the Great.   Explore the Peter and Paul Fortress on your included visit. Later  enjoy a unique A  Be My Guest dining experience during your visit to the St. Petersburg Theater of Youth. (BB BG)

Day 4 | Hermitage Museum Visit and St. Petersburg At Leisure Today enjoy a Small Group Sightseeing visit 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 artifacts, 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 theater to see a Russian Folklore show. (BB)

Day 5 | 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 6 | 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, 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

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WiFi: See page 90 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. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early.

Day 7 | Moscow Sightseeing and At Leisure

For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 18-19.

Marvel at Red Square and St. Basil’s cathedral with its colorful domes with a A  Local Expert. Enjoy a visit to the Kremlin, the fortified residence of the Russian President. Afterwards there is plenty of time to shop for souvenirs and explore the city on your own. (BB)

For extra nights’ accommodations see page 88. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. * International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 19. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

Day 8 | Moscow At Leisure Today is a full day at leisure to explore the city further. Consider visiting one of the city’s museums or take an optional experience to Zagorsk, the largest religious and cultural center in Russia. Tonight celebrate with your Travel Director and companions at a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant. (BB FD)

Day 9 | Moscow | USA 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.

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Wonders of Europe Big Ben in London, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Vatican in Rome: this is the way to see Europe’s iconic cities – and their world-famous sights, all at an enjoyable pace. It’s insider moments like… arriving in the medieval city of Beaune in Burgundy, anticipating the delights that will be served when you dine at the Michelin-starred restaurant later on. Walking over Lucerne’s 14th century Chapel Bridge – the oldest covered wooden bridge in the world. Watching skilled glassblowers create pieces of art on Giudecca Island in Venice. And making a mental note of the amazing insights you hear about London, Paris, Verona, Florence and Rome, as insiders tell you what it is that makes their cities great.

Venice, Italy

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | *Depart USA

Day 5 | Paris Sightseeing and Free Time

Overnight flight to London.

Admire panoramic views of the city from the second level of the Eiffel Tower. Drive along the Champs Élysées to the Arc de Triomphe on your sightseeing tour with a A  Local Expert. Discover the delights of the city on your own this afternoon or perhaps enjoy an optional experience to Versailles. This evening consider a night at the most famous cabaret in the world! (BB)

Day 2 | Arrive London (2 Nights) After checking in at your hotel, why not explore the city of London? Whether you stroll through one of the Royal Parks, shop in the vibrant West End or visit one of the world famous historical attractions, London has plenty to keep you entertained. Later, meet with your Travel Director and fellow companions for a traditional English pub Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Cumberland

Day 3 | London Sightseeing and Free Time

Beaune, France

It's iconic places City tours in London, Paris, Verona, Florence and Rome. Orientations of Beaune, Lucerne, Venice, Pisa and San Gimignano. Visit the second level of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. See the Roman Arena in Verona, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the Colosseum in Rome.

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This morning’s sightseeing tour with a A  Local Expert features the capital’s most famous sights. See Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace. Spend the rest of the day as you choose. You might like to explore Hyde Park, stroll through Kensington Gardens, visit the Natural History Museum or take a cruise on the River Thames to the Tower of London. Perhaps finish with a West End theater show! (FB)

Day 4 | London | Eurostar | Paris (3 Nights) Your trip on the ultra-modern high-speed Eurostar train from London’s St. Pancras Station to Paris is exhilarating! Delight in the scenery through Kent and Northern France en route to the glamorous capital. This evening, get to know your companions and Travel Director with dinner at your hotel. (FB  DW) Hotel: Novotel Tour Eiffel

Day 6 | Paris Sightseeing and Free Time Another opportunity to explore the city and take in some of the most incredible museums in the world. Otherwise, you may consider taking an optional experience to Giverney, to visit Monet’s House and discover the beautiful gardens which inspired him to paint his famous impressionist paintings. This evening you might like to try some French cuisine in a typical Parisian brasserie. (BB)

Day 7 | Paris | Beaune Drive south towards the capital of the Burgundy wine country, past the Côte d’Or vineyards of Gevrey-Chambertin and Nuits St. Georges. Arrive in the medieval town of Beaune and enjoy free time to explore the central ‘old town’ within the walled city. Tonight enjoy a magnificent dinner in a Michelin starred restaurant with wine. (BB  RM) Hotel:  Hostellerie Le Cedre A Authentic Accommodation


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Day 8 | Beaune | Lucerne (2 Nights) Cross the border into Switzerland where the alpine scenery is simply breathtaking. See beautiful Lake Lucerne and walk across the 14th century wooden Chapel Bridge. View the emotive Lion of Lucerne during your afternoon orientation. (BB D) Hotel: Grand Hotel Europe A Authentic Accommodation

Day 9 | Lucerne Sightseeing and Free Time Today is yours to shop, relax or take a mountain optional experience up spectacular Mount Pilatus! (BB)

Day 10 | Lucerne | Venice (3 Nights) 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. Arrive later in Venice, Queen of the Adriatic. Enjoy a relaxed dinner at your hotel this evening. (BB DW) Hotel: Excelsior

Day 11 | Venice Sightseeing and Free Time Savor 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 Specialty at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca island. (BB)

Day 12 | Venice Sightseeing and Free Time 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 13 | Venice | Verona | Florence (3 Nights) This morning visit the fair city of Verona, the home of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers for a walking tour with a A  Local Expert. Enjoy views of the Roman arena and savor the bustle of this picturesque city. Travel on to the city which is home to the Renaissance movement – Florence for a three night stay. (BB DW) Hotel: Starhotels Michelangelo

Day 14 | Florence Sightseeing and Free Time Learn about Florence’s artistic heritage during a walking tour with your A  Local Expert. See the multi colored Duomo and the Piazza della Signoria.

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$5485 (per person twin share)

Includes: 16 nights’ accommodations (7 hotels). 16 breakfasts (including 2 full and 14 hot buffets). 7 dinners (including Welcome Reception, three course dinner, 3 three course dinners with wine, Gourmet Dinner with wine in Beaune at ‘Le Clos du Cedre’ which holds 1 Michelin star and Farewell Dinner). All land transport shown (including Eurostar). All transfers shown. All our featured inclusions shown on page 8.

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SARDINIA View Ponte Vecchio, one of the city’s most famous landmarks. Enjoy panoramic views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo. Spend free time shopping for high quality leather and gold and consider an optional experience to the Fine Arts Academy to see Michelangelo’s ‘David’. (BB)

Day 15 | Florence | Included visit 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. Later return to Florence and spend free time shopping for souvenirs. This evening consider enjoying a meal at a nearby villa. (BB)

Day 16 | Florence | San Gimignano | Rome (2 Nights) This morning drive a short distance to San Gimignano -  the picturesque UNESCO World Heritage town with medieval walls and towers in the province of Siena. Enjoy some free time to wander the winding streets and shop for local pottery. Later arrive in the eternal city of Rome. (BB) Hotel: Barcelo Aran Mantegna

Day 17 | Rome Sightseeing and Free Time Your A  Local Expert takes you on a tour of the Vatican Museums to visit the Sistine Chapel. Later visit 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. View the Roman Forum and the Colosseum, site of ancient gladiatorial contests and public events. Spend time this afternoon visiting the sights of your choice. This evening, join your traveling companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant. (BB FD)

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WiFi: See page 90 for details. Airport Transfers: Airport transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7am and 9.30am. London Airport Shuttle: Service available to purchase, conditions apply. See page 242 for details. Unused London Accommodations: Prices are per person per night $153 Cruise Connection: This trip ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided experience in Europe. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 18-19. For extra nights’ accommodations see page 88. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. * International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 19. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability and up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

Authentic Accommodations 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. Hostellerie Le Cedre, Beaune, France An elegant French home in central Beaune, complete with shuttered windows, perfect gardens and the obligatory wine cellar, the five star Hostellerie Le Cedre is often our A Authentic Accommodation and even has a Michelin star restaurant where you will dine.

Say ‘arrivederci’ to Rome and your Travel Director as this memorable vacation comes to an end. 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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Greek Island Hopper Mykonos and Santorini are the islands of choice, with three nights on each to soak up the laid-back island lifestyle of two of Greece’s favorite hot-spots.   It’s Insider moments like… slippery-smooth marble underfoot, you escape the Grecian heat to explore the shadows of the Acropolis. Leaving the mainland, the rush of the sea beneath you as you speed toward classical construction of a different kind, and the blue and white Cycladic architecture of Mykonos. Turquoise water and fine-grained sands call you away from the windmills, maze-like streets and cozy tavernas. Then to Santorini, volcanic island of epic sunsets, to taste traditional cuisine, and maybe even some local wine.

Santorini

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | *Depart USA

Day 4 | Athens | Mykonos (3 Nights)

Overnight flight to Athens.

Board your ferry at the port of Piraeus for a spectacular cruise to the Cycladic Island of Mykonos, playground of the rich and famous! Transfer to your hotel with an orientation on arrival, then spend free time admiring unique windmills, narrow winding pathways and tempting boutiques. Join your fellow travelers this evening for a Regional Meal of local traditional cuisine. Afterwards, don’t miss the opportunity to experience the diverse nightlife on this vibrant island! (BB  RM) Hotel: Petinos/Akroyali/Porto Mykonos

Day 2 | Arrive Athens (2 Nights) Welcome to Athens! Transfer to your hotel on arrival. Unwind after your journey or take time to explore this ancient city. Later, meet with your fellow travelers and your Trafalgar Local Host for a Welcome Reception including a welcome drink and a light meal. (WR) Hotel:  Metropolitan/Divani Palace Acropolis

Day 3 | Athens Sightseeing

It's iconic places City Tour in Athens. Orientation of Mykonos and Santorini. Visit the Acropolis in Athens. View the Parthenon, Hadrian’s Arch and the 1896 Olympic Stadium in Athens.

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Your amazing sightseeing tour with your A  Local Expert starts with a visit to see the Parthenon on the Acropolis, one of the most famous monuments in the world. A sacred site since Mycenaen times, Athenians worshipped their deities in temples at the Acropolis. See the Panathinaiko Olympic stadium, the Evzone guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier plus other wondrous sights including the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. The rest of the day is free for you to explore on your own or shop. (BB)

Day 5 to Day 6 | Mykonos | Free Time You have two glorious days to spend exploring Mykonos! The most cosmopolitan of all the Greek islands, Mykonos is also well-known for its splendid beaches. This glittering, glamorous destination features an old town that is packed with charm, where whitewashed cubic houses with blue wooden shutters and balconies line labyrinthine cobbled streets. Notable landmarks include the picturesque waterside area of Little Venice, the 18th century Church of the Paraportiani, the Archaelogical


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Museum and the Aegean Maritime Museum. In Greek mythology Mykonos was the site of a battle between Zeus and the Titans, and named in honour of Apollo’s grandson. Don’t forget to swim in the sparkling sea and enjoy cocktails at a waterfront restaurant! For sightseeing further afield, take a trip to Delos, believed by the ancients to be the birthplace of Artemis and Apollo, where you will find many interesting temples and sanctuaries. (BB BB)

Day 7 | Mykonos | Santorini (3 Nights) A short ferry ride brings you to the beautiful island of Santorini, your home for the next three days. Transfer to your hotel with an orientation on arrival and spend free time exploring, also known as Thera. Comprising of a small circular archipelago of volcanic islands in the southern Aegean Sea, Santorini is all that remains of an enormous volcanic explosion. The island’s spectacular physical beauty coupled with its dynamic nightlife makes it one of Europe’s most popular hotspots. Tonight, join your companions for a Regional Meal of delicious Greek cuisine. (BB RM) Hotel: El Greco/ Volcano View/Orizontes

Day 8 to Day 9 | Santorini Free Time Santorini offers a wealth of exciting things to do, or you might like to simply spend your time relaxing in the sun! Wander down winding cobbled streets full of whitewashed houses, admire breathtaking views across the caldera and stunning sunsets. For sightseeing, visit the Folklore Museum, the Naval Museum or discover Cycladic architecture. Santorini makes some of the Greek islands’ best wines so perhaps take a tour of a winery and taste some for yourself. Consider a ride in a caique to the volcanic island of Nea Kamini to swim in the hot springs. Embrace the magic of Santorini! (BB BB)

Day 10 | Santorini | Athens Take the short flight back to Athens this morning. On arrival, transfer to your hotel and spend the rest of the day relaxing or shopping for souvenirs. This evening you might like to celebrate with your traveling companions at a dinner to mark the end of a memorable vacation. (BB) Hotel: Metropolitan/ Divani Palace Acropolis

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Day 11 | Athens | USA Say good bye to Greece and your newfound friends as you are transfered to the airport for the flight home. (BB)

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Single Supp. Option 1110 1110 1110 1110

1 Aug Fri 5 Aug Tue 8 Aug Fri 12 Aug Tue 15 Aug Fri 19 Aug Tue 22 Aug Fri 26 Aug Tue 29 Aug Fri

11 Aug Mon 15 Aug Fri 18 Aug Mon 22 Aug Fri 25 Aug Mon 29 Aug Fri 1 Sep Mon 5 Sep Fri 8 Sep Mon

2765 2765 2765 2765 2765 2765 2765 2765 2765

1110 1110 1110 1110 1110 1110 1110 1110 1110

2 Sep Tue 5 Sep Fri 9 Sep Tue 12 Sep Fri 16 Sep Tue 19 Sep Fri 23 Sep Tue 26 Sep Fri 30 Sep Tue

12 Sep Fri 15 Sep Mon 19 Sep Fri 22 Sep Mon 26 Sep Fri 29 Sep Mon 3 Oct Fri 6 Oct Mon 10 Oct Fri

2485 2485 2485 2485 2485 2485 2485 2485 2225

840 840 840 840 840 840 840 840 790

3 Oct Fri

13 Oct Mon

2225

790

TRIP NOTES Itinerary: Occasionally the itinerary may be altered due to sailing conditions on the Aegean Sea, ferry schedules, religious holiday's or unforeseen circumstances. 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. Guaranteed Room Share: is not available on this trip. Flights: The above prices include internal air fare and are accurate as of July 2013. For up to date pricing please visit our website. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early.

Why not extend your vacation by adding the Best of Greece itinerary prior to visiting the islands?

For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 18-19.

Then before embarking on the Greek Island Hopper you can join this fantastic historical journey across the mainland of Greece.  See page 172-173 to find out how this combination works.

* International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 19.

For extra nights’ accommodations see page 88. All prices are per person on a twin share basis.

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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HOTELS: WHERE YOU WILL STAY

Amari Palm Reef, Koh Samui, Thailand

THE FINEST ACCOMMODATIONS This is just a selection of the hotels where you may stay during your Trafalgar vacation. For full details, please see the hotels listed on daily itineraries.

Ambasciatri, Florence, Italy

Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, California, USA

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The Killarney Plaza Hotel, Killarney, Ireland


SKYCITY Grand Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand

The Amfora Hotel, Hvar, Croatia

Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel, Vancouver, Canada

Paris, Las Vegas, USA

Paradise Luxury Junk Boat, Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

TRAFALGAR’S LONDON RECEPTION CENTRE While traveling in Europe, it’s reassuring to know you have a helping hand if ever you need it. The friendly team at Trafalgar’s London Reception Centre is there to assist, whether it’s questions about joining your group, a problem with travel arrangements or an emergency situation you need help to resolve. Calm, efficient assistance is just a phone call or email away.

Address & Contact Details: 79 York Road, London SE1 7NJ Tel: +44 (0) 207 620 8900 General Email: London.24x7@travcorpuk.com

Summer Opening Hours April 9, 2014 - October 24, 2014: Sunday to Thursday 5am – 7pm, Friday & Saturday 5am – 8pm. Until April 9, 2014, the Centre operates on winter opening hours, daily 7am – 7pm. Enjoy the services and local knowledge of our Local Hosts

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HOTELS: WHERE YOU CAN EXTEND YOUR STAY We offer exclusive discounted rates (below) to help you extend your stay at the hotel where your vacation starts or ends. Ask your Travel Agent to make the reservation when you book your Trafalgar vacation – you’ll find the hotel details on your vacation’s itinerary page. USA AND CANADA ($)

EUROPE ($) CITY

HOTEL

Amsterdam Athens Brussels Budapest Cagliari Como Dublin Edinburgh Frankfurt Glasgow

Hilton Amsterdam Crowne Plaza South† Metropolitan Hotel Divani Palace Thon Hotel EU† †† Hilton Budapest West End Regina Margherita T Hotel Barchetta Excelsior† †† Trinity Capital Novotel City Centre† †† Sheraton Offenbach† Radisson Blu† ††

London Milan Moscow Munich Nice Paris Prague Rome St Petersburg Venice Vienna Zagreb

The Cumberland 03/21 to 04/22/14 Sun-Mon 04/23 to 10/31/14 Tue-Sat 04/23 to 10/31/14 11/01 to 12/14/14 AC Hotel Starhotels Tourist Marriott Tverskaya Hilton Munich City† Hotel Ellington Renaissance La Defense† †† President Hotel Prague Barcelo Aran Mantegna Cardinal St Peter Grand Hotel Palatino Grand Hotel Tiberio Sheraton Golf Parco Dè Medici Una Hotel Rome Courtyard Marriott Vasilievsky Boscolo Bellini † †† Continental Venice Principe Best Western Premier Hotel Sant Elena Hilton Danube Hotel Am Konzerthaus The Westin

SINGLE

TWIN

TRANSFER

CITY

294 241 220 229 142 200 183 187 251 195 214 130 176 255 303 339 254 181 160 354 197 317 258 217 267 239 304 239 197 283 354 287 302 352 304 202 237 155

171 142 137 135 100 118 135 130 182 126 166 90 123 161 185 221 175 114 107 216 130 180 156 127 179 178 208 170 149 200 216 203 227 225 229 151 144 111

85 85 Transfer Inc. Transfer Inc. 65 45 35 35 135*** 60 35 85 45 38 38 38 38 110*** 110*** 70 100 65 75 45 50 50 50 50 50 50 65 140 140 140 140 50 50 60

Anaheim Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort Boston Omni Parker House Calgary Delta Bow Valley All Jul 4-14 Los Angeles Millennium Biltmore All Jul 13-16 Nashville Renaissance Nashville Hotel New Orleans New Orleans Marriott New York New York Hilton Midtown May-Jun Jul-Aug Sep-Oct San Francisco Hyatt Regency San Francisco Vancouver Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel Washington, D.C. Renaissance Washington D.C. Downtown Hotel

All prices are per person per night. The accommodation cost includes twin rooms with private facilities. Buffet breakfasts are included daily in Europe, South America, Asia and Australia & New Zealand. No breakfast is included in North America. A supplement may apply for Christmas, New Year, Easter and special events, this will be advised at the time of booking. Private transfers are included on all Asia itineraries. # Meet and greets do not apply for North America. The above costs include all hotel taxes & service charges. †Seasonal Supplements apply. †† Certain days of the week attract a supplement. ***To Milan Malpensa *Surcharge applies December 29 - January 2. Trafalgar will not be responsible for unused transfers as a result of missed flight connections.

AIRPORT TRANSFERS: EUROPE, NORTH AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA, ASIA, AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND Trafalgar bonus! All Trafalgar guests receive complimentary arrival and departure transfers by coach, shuttle bus, minivan, private car or taxi on the first & last days of the Trafalgar trip between designated airports and hotels for North America, South America, Asia and Australia & New Zealand. Anyone arriving before or after the scheduled first & last days of the trip may choose to book and purchase a transfer. In Australia and New Zealand complimentary transfers are also included with pre- or post-accommodations booked through Trafalgar. In Europe, complimentary group transfers are available on the scheduled first and last days of the Trafalgar trip at specified times (see table opposite). Anyone whose flight times do not coincide with the group transfer times may choose to book and purchase a transfer. Transfers may also be purchased for those guests who have pre- or post-accommodations booked through Trafalgar. London Heathrow transfers - If you take advantage of our land and air packages, we have included a FREE transfer to and from London’s airports* and your Trafalgar London hotel. Guests who have made their own flight arrangements may purchase transfers at our specially negotiated group transfer rates from London’s Heathrow Airport* to the door of your Trafalgar London hotel. $38 per person per single trip from/to Heathrow Airport. Note: Flight timings must be provided to Trafalgar no fewer than 21 days before flight departure (not required for North America).

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*Heathrow Airport: Guests will be picked up and dropped off in time to meet all flights booked to/from London’s Heathrow Airport. Gatwick Airport: Guests who have booked air and land packages through Trafalgar arriving/departing at London’s Gatwick Airport, will be provided with a Gatwick Express Voucher. The Gatwick Express train journey to/from Gatwick to/from London’s Victoria Station takes 30 minutes. Guests then need to make their own way from Victoria Station to/from their Trafalgar hotel, For full details of transfer terms and conditions please go to www.trafalgar.com

HOTEL

SINGLE

TWIN

TRANSFER

157 325 149 323 190 338 226 145 375 328 408 247 251

79 163 74 161 95 169 113 72 188 164 204 124 126

19 32 32 32 20 20 19 27 23 23 23 19 33

204

102

DCA 15 / IAD 29

SINGLE

TWIN

TRANSFER

418 250 253 221 253

209 125 126 135 126

45 No Charge 35 No Charge 25

SOUTH AMERICA ($) CITY

HOTEL

Rio De Janeiro Manaus Buenos Aires Easter Island Santiago

Windsor Atlantica Tropical Manaus Sheraton Libertador Taha Tai Hotel InterContinental Santiago

AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND ($) CITY

HOTEL

SINGLE

TWIN

Auckland

SKYCITY Grand Hotel

250

125

Cairns

Hilton Hotel

215

110

Christchurch

Heartland Hotel Cotswold

170

100

Sydney

Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour (from April 1 2014)*

330

165

The Grace Hotel (until March 31 2014)*

255

135

ASIA ($) CITY

HOTEL

Bangkok

Royal Orchid Bangkok

SEASON

SINGLE

TWIN

01 Apr - 31 Oct 14

236

134

All other dates

263

147

Chiang Mai

De Naga Chiang

01 May-31 Oct 14 All other dates

194 218

113 125

Hanoi

Movenpick Hotel

All dates

222

127

Siem Reap

Victoria Angkor Spa and Resort

All dates

260

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EUROPE AIRPORT TRANSFER TIMES EUROPEAN GATEWAY

FREE TRANSFER INBOUND

Amsterdam Athens‡ Brussels Budapest Cagliari Dublin Edinburgh Frankfurt Glasgow Milan (Malpensa) Moscow (Sheremetyevo) Moscow (Domodedovo) Munich Nice Paris (Charles de Gaulle) Prague Rome St Petersburg Venice Vienna Zagreb

09:00, 11:30 & 14:30 Any time, any day N/A N/A 11:15 & 14:00 08:30, 11:00 & 13:00 09:00, 11:30 & 14:00 09:30, 12:00 & 14:30 N/A 09:00 & 12:30 N/A N/A 10:00 & 13:00 N/A 08:00, 11:00 & 14:00 09:00, 11:00 & 13:30 09:30, 12:30 & 15:30 11:30, 14:30 & 17:00 N/A 09:00, 12:00, 15:00 N/A

FREE TRANSFER OUTBOUND N/A Any time, any day 08:00 & 12:00 07:00 & 11:00 04:30 & 07:00 07:30, 09:30 & 11:30 N/A 08:00 & 10:00 07:00 & 09:00 07:30 & 10:30 05:00 & 11:00 05:00 & 13:00 N/A 05:00 & 09:30 N/A N/A 07:00 & 09:30 N/A 08:00 & 09:30 08:00 & 09:30 07:00 & 11:30

‡In Athens complimentary transfers are offered at anytime either on the first or last day of the trip or on other days in conjunction with pre- and post-accommodations booked through Trafalgar.


THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO PASSPORTS AND VISAS:

Each guest is responsible for having a passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the conclusion of their trip and all necessary visas and permits. Multiple-entry visas may be required as you will enter a country more than once on some of our vacations. 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.

GROUP VACATIONS CUSTOMIZED GROUP VACATIONS If you are traveling in a group of 20 or more, let Trafalgar customize your vacation. 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 excursions 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 vacation.

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS:

REGULAR GROUP VACATION

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO GUIDES:

Make a group booking for friends or club members on one of our regular brochure vacation and get great savings. If 10 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.

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

CARBON EMISSIONS GRID When taking a Trafalgar vacation with us, you are opting for one of the most environmentally friendly ways to travel. Coach travel is proven to emit less carbon or greenhouse gas per person than traveling by car.*

Method of travel

Kilograms of CO2 per passenger mile

Car

0.68654 lbs

EXPRESS CHECK-IN

Train

0.19518 lbs

THE ULTIMATE HASSLE-FREE VACATION EXPERIENCE

Flight

0.33455 lbs

Coach

0.09969 lbs

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:

*Source DEFRA (2013 figures) www.defra.gov.uk

• A more tailored trip for you • No paperwork on your vacation • 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 vacation – find out more at www.trafalgar.com/express

Hoi An sunset, Vietnam

Sustaining the destinations we visit is of great importance to us at Trafalgar. We are part of a joint initiative by The Travel Corporation family of brands called TreadRight; a not for profit foundation working to ensure that the destinations we explore remain vibrant for future generations. TreadRight is The Travel Corporation's hub for all corporate social responsibility efforts, and manages a long-standing grants program that benefits sustainable tourism projects. To date, TreadRight has donated more than USD 2 million to projects worldwide. To learn more about our work at TreadRight, please visit us at www.treadright.org

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TRAFALGAR’S TRAVEL PROTECTION PROVIDING YOU WITH “ANY REASON” CANCELLATION FLEXIBILITY AND PEACE OF MIND WHILE YOU TRAVEL

SECTION II: TRAVEL INSURANCE BENEFITS

Trafalgar Travel Protection Plan – designed exclusively with the following: For trips priced at: Cost is: Under US$2,000 US$129 per person US$2,001 to US$3,500 US$199 per person Over US$3,500 US$249 per person Note: Prices are subject to change without notice.

Underwritten by Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Company*** Baggage Protection: Up to US$2,500  Bag Delay: Up to US$500 Medical & Dental Expenses: Up to US$50,000 Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation: Up to US$50,000

SECTION I: TRAVEL ARRANGEMENT PROTECTION

Provided by On Call International While the above is not a complete description – a full plan description detailing the terms, conditions and exclusions will be sent to you – we have highlighted just a few of the plan benefits. If you have any Travel Protection Plan questions, or would like to request a copy of the plan description, please call our plan administrator, BerkelyCare, at 1-866-580-4869.You may also view the plan at www.trafalgar.com. The Trafalgar Travel Protection Plan is provided in addition to other applicable indemnity or insurance programs, where permitted by law and shall apply only after benefits have been paid.

Provided by Trafalgar* TRIP CANCELLATION up to total trip cost: Reimburses the non-refundable Trafalgar cancellation penalties imposed if you must cancel your trip for a covered reason such as illness, injury or death to you, a traveling companion or an immediate family member. Other covered reasons for cancellation include common carrier-caused delays due to inclement weather, jury duty, subpoena, or a documented traffic accident en route to departure, and other reasons as cited in the plan description. THE TRAFALGAR “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver**: With the Trafalgar “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver, if you cancel your trip more than 48 hours prior to your scheduled departure for any reason that is not eligible for cash reimbursement, Trafalgar will provide you with 100% of the cancellation charges in the form of a future travel credit certificate. These Trafalgar Travel Certificates allow you a two-year credit to travel with us at a later date! Please note that to be eligible for the “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver, you must enroll and pay for the plan within two days of your initial trip deposit. The certificate is valid for two years, is non-transferable and non-refundable and may not be redeemed for cash. Future travel certificates do not include airfare cancellation charges for air arrangements unless those arrangements were provided by Trafalgar. TRIP INTERRUPTION:  Up to Total Trip Cost TRIP DELAY:  Up to US$1,000 (US$150/day).

SECTION III: EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE SERVICES

* For NY residents, Section I Travel Arrangement Protection (Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption & Trip Delay) is underwritten by Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Company, Columbus, Ohio. / ** For NY residents only, the “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver may be purchased separately from the Trafalgar Travel Protection Plan. Contact 1-877-722-2195 for details. / *** Section II Travel Insurance Benefits, Policy Number MZ0911062H0000A-U are underwritten by Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Company, Columbus, Ohio: NAIC #10952 (all states except as otherwise noted) Policy/Certificate Form series TAHC5000. In CA, CT, HI, NE, NH, PA, TN and TX Policy/Certificate Form series TAHC5100 and TAHC5200. In IL, IN, KS, LA, OR, OH, VT, WA and WY Policy Forms TAHC5100IPS and TAHC5200IPS. This plan was designed and is administered by BerkelyCareSM. IN CALIFORNIA: BerkelyCareSM is a service mark of Aon Direct Insurance Administrators, CA Insurance License # 0795465. IN ALL OTHER STATES: BerkelyCareSM is a division of Affinity Insurance Services, Inc. in all states other than CA, except: AIS Affinity Insurance Agency, Inc. in MN and OK and AIS Affinity Insurance Agency in NY. 5864684A

BOOKING CONDITIONS AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION Large print version is available at: www.trafalgar.com PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION FEES SUMMARY INFORMATION SOUTH AMERICA

USA INCLUDING TRAIN *

USA INCLUDING TRAIN #

ASIA

ALL OTHER HOLIDAYS

Deposit required

$200

Deposit required

$200

Deposit required

$500

Deposit required

$200

Deposit required

$200

Final Payment

45 days

Final Payment

50 days

Final Payment

80 days

Final Payment

45 days

Final Payment

45 days

Guest Cancellation Penalty

Guest Cancellation Penalty

Guest Cancellation Penalty

Guest Cancellation Penalty

Guest Cancellation Penalty

No of Days

Penalty

No of Days

Penalty

No of Days

Penalty

No of Days

Penalty

No of Days

Penalty

45 days and over

Deposit

50 days and over

Deposit

80 days and over

Deposit

45 days and over

Deposit

45 days and over

Deposit

44-31 days

30%

49-35 days

35%

79-46 days

35%

44-15 days

50%

44-22 days

25%

30-8 days

50%

34-20 days

50%

45-8 days

75%

14-8 days

75%

21-8 days

30%

7-1 days

75%

19-8 days

75%

7 days or less

100%

7 days or less

100%

7-1 days

50%

Departure Day

100%

7 Days or less

100%

No Show

100%

No Show

100%

Departure Day

100%

No Show

100%

No Show

100%

No Show

100%

(* - Rocky Mountaineer Redleaf Services, # - Rocky Mountaineer Goldleaf and Silverleaf Services) YOUR GUIDED VACATION BOOKING Trafalgar Tours West Inc is the ‘Sales Company’; AAT Kings Tours (Pty) Limited – Australian Vacations AAT Kings Tours (NZ) Limited – New Zealand Vacations Trafalgar Tours Limited – China, Asia, Great Britain and Europe Vacations Destination America Inc – America Vacations are the ‘Operators’; collectively these companies are referred to as ‘Trafalgar’. Your agreement is with Trafalgar and a contract is formed when you make a reservation with us that we accept. 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 vacation offered by Trafalgar. Departure Date The departure date is the date indicated on the Trafalgar confirmation. WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE GUIDED VACATION PRICE Inter-city Travel By private motorcoach, trains and ferries (see itineraries). Air Transportation Not included unless otherwise indicated in the price panel. Please be advised that due to the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Secure Flight rules, airlines must collect required information from guests. For more information regarding TSA’s Secure Flight rules, please visit www.tsa.gov. Guided Vacation By air-conditioned luxury motorcoaches. Please note that on London sightseeing and some Regional vacations, including in the Middle East and Asia, coaches without toilet facilities are used. If due to circumstances beyond our control

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coaches are used otherwise than as advertised, a refund of $10 per person will be made. Hotel Accommodations 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 vacations 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 travelers and couples first; other rooms may feature a single bed and rollaway bed, murphy bed or sleeper sofa. A limited number of twinshared 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 nonsmoking room may result in a fine. Accommodations outside of the USA may not be in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act and may not have wheelchair accessibility. Substitute hotels may be used sometimes. We try to use hotels of similar standard. Hotel Frequent Traveler program points are not earned with hotels on Trafalgar vacations. 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 cellular 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 vacations are conducted in English by a professional Travel Director. In the unlikely event that there are fifteen guests or less travelling on a departure, Trafalgar reserves the right to operate this departure on an individual basis with private transfers and individual arrangements. Please refer to the individual guided vacation. 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 Excursions, 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 vacation itinerary (please see ’Airport Transfers’ section for further details). There will be no refund for missed or unused airport transfers. Porterage Baggage handling of one suitcase per person, at each guided vacation hotel and porter service at airports for all intra-air flights (indicated in the itineraries) is included in the guided vacation price. 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. For intra-Asia flights, only one suitcase per person can be checkedin, and it must weigh no more than 44 lbs (20kg). You may be asked by the airline to pay fees of up to approximately US$3.00 per kg for extra weight limit. A charge of 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 vacation. Carry-ons with telescopic handles and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartments or under seats and, therefore, cannot be accepted as carry-on luggage. 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 vacation. Tips/Gratuities Tips/gratuities are included for services on guided vacations provided by dining-room waiters, chambermaids and porters at hotels, airports and docks. NOT INCLUDED IN GUIDED VACATION PRICE Any items and matters referred to above, including, international airfares to and from your destination, air-related taxes and fees (except where specified); additional fees charged by airlines such as checked and/or excess baggage (visit www.trafalgar. com/baggage), seat selections and any other services; passport and visa fees; insurances of all kinds; tips/gratuities to Travel Directors, Motorcoach Drivers and Local Experts; 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 vacation 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. Reservations & Payments 1. Your guided vacation 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 forms part of your final payment. If not received within 3 calendar days of booking, the reservation will automatically be canceled. On certain departures, deposits may be required at time of booking to hold seats. 2. Air-inclusive bookings may require an additional non-refundable deposit or payment in full at the time of booking, see Air Arrangements section below. 3. Final payment for your land reservation will be due prior to departure no later than as detailed in the summary table. 4. Payment in full will be required at time of booking for reservations made less than 45/50/80 days (as detailed in the summary table) prior to departure date 5. Trafalgar reserves the right to cancel the reservation and impose cancellation charges if any payment is not received as detailed within the summary table above. Trafalgar will not be responsible for lost land and air reservations. 6. Credit Card Bookings: Trafalgar should be advised of your credit card number when making your reservation directly with us. Verbal authorization of your credit card confirms your reservation. For security purposes, we are required to collect the guest’s credit card billing address as well as the customer verification code. Please note that Trafalgar does not charge any additional fees when using Credit Cards. 7. 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. 8. Your Travel Agent shall hold all monies for each and every person named in the booking until the booking is confirmed. When confirmed, your Travel Agent shall provide those monies promptly to us. You consent to us depositing monies received by us as required by law. We will be entitled to keep interest earned on monies. You consent that all monies paid to us whether through your Travel Agent, by deposit or otherwise, may be disbursed by us as and when we see fit.


Early 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 Savings pages), but no later than 45/50/80 days prior to departure (as per the Summary Information table) for land-only vacations. 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’ accommodations, transfers and any cruise portion of a vacation. 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 vacation departure date (provided full payment was received on time). A documents shipment fee of $10 per address will be charged for each additional delivery address. If final payment is not received when due, costs to courier documents will be your or your Travel Agent’s responsibility. If you are leaving home earlier, please ask your Travel Agent to request your travel documents well in advance. However, if travel documents are required the next day or earlier than 21 days prior to departure date* a fee of $35 will apply. Any documents delivered outside the USA will incur a minimum fee of $50. Actual cost will be advised at time of booking. 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. 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 $35 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 vacation date or itinerary within 45/50/80 days (as per the Summary information table) 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 vacation price is equivalent or greater, in which case a $35 (or more) per person amendment fee will be charged. Name changes or corrections will be treated as a cancellation. Cancellation fees may apply. Cancellations and Cancellation Fees Travel arrangements for any member of the party may be canceled 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 45/50/80 days (as detailed in the summary table) prior to the guided vacation departure date, deposit will be retained along with the Travel Protection payment. • If full payment is not received 45/50/80 days (as detailed in the summary table) 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. Please also refer to Trafalgar’s Travel Protection. 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 vacation on the day of departure, cancellation fees will be 100% (unless the guest notifies us of the delay and joins the guided vacation later at their own expense). • Cancellation fees apply to additional accommodations and/ or chargeable transfers prior to and after the guided vacation reserved through Trafalgar and are additional to any cancellation fees or other charges that may be levied by your Travel Agent • Additional hotel accommodations and/or chargeable transfers canceled 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 $35 per person 45-15 days up to 50% of price for the accommodations 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 $35 service fee per person PLUS any additional change/ cancellation fee imposed by the Airline. Some airfares including published fares booked by Trafalgar are non-changeable and non-refundable. See Air Cancellation Section below. • Trafalgar is not responsible for other travel arrangements that you or your party has made outside Trafalgar and which are affected by our cancellations. If the reason for your cancellation is covered under your insurance, you may be able to reclaim these charges from your insurer. You or your Travel Agent are responsible to make the claim to your insurer. Illness or Absence Early departure expenses are the guest’s responsibility. There is no refund for absence or early departure from a guided vacation, including but not limited to missed hotels, transfers, meals or sightseeing. Trafalgar urges you to purchase travel insurance to cover such circumstances. Trafalgar makes no representation or guarantees concerning reimbursement, scope of coverage, or other aspects of any travel insurance policy or claim. AIR ARRANGEMENTS Reservations/Ticketing Air-inclusive bookings may require an additional non-refundable deposit at time of booking. Upon receipt of full air payment, your airfare, taxes and fuel surcharges are final. This will be regardless of future price fluctuations up or down. When booking a guided vacation including flights, you will be required, at the time of booking, to provide us the full name as detailed on the passport or government-issued ID for domestic travel, passport number, date and place of issue for each guest. Changes to flight itineraries and name changes may result in penalties charged by the airline. These are the guest’s responsibility. Airlines (and other travel providers including Trafalgar) change prices and routes from time to time. All airfares and routings are subject to change at any time until full payment is received and air tickets are issued. Air Cancellation Prior to airline ticketing, a service fee $50 per person and after airline ticketing a service fee of $75 per person, plus any airline imposed penalties which may be up to 100% of the air ticket price, will be charged. If paper tickets are issued, no refund will be made for canceled air tickets until after the paper tickets are returned to Trafalgar. Non-

refundable tickets cannot be refunded. Please ensure any returned guided vacation document which contains airline tickets is sent by certified or registered mail. Lost ticket replacement can take up to one year and processing fees may be assessed. 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 vacation departure date. Airline Seating Not all airlines offer pre-assigned 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 or rescheduling. Airline Fuel Surcharges and Air-related Taxes, Fees and Restrictions Airfares will be provided at time of booking, will be based on roundtrip purchase, and will include air-related taxes, fees and fuel surcharges imposed by the airlines. Any additional fees charged by the airlines such as baggage handling (visit www. trafalgar.com/baggage), seat selections and/or any other services are the sole responsibility of the guest(s). 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. 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 Vacation Prices Are based on costs, charges, tariffs, rates, prices, taxes, levies, exchange rates and other considerations as of the production date of this brochure (see back cover). All are subject to change. For up-to-date pricing contact your Travel Agent or visit www.trafalgar.com. No surcharges regarding cost or currency fluctuations will be made to the LAND only price once the deposit is received. No refund will be made on account of reduction of any of the above. If the total guided vacation price increases by more than 10%, guests will have the option to cancel the guided vacation within 7 days of notification of the surcharge without penalty. All prices are in US Dollars unless specified. Other Fees and Taxes Taxes and fees are subject to change without notice and will be confirmed at time of booking. Any additional fees charged by the airlines such as baggage handling, seat selections, and/or any other services are the sole responsibility of the guest(s). Additional air-related restrictions apply. Guided Vacation Participation On all guided vacations 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 vacation 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 individualized 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 traveler 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 travelers, Travel Directors and Trafalgar Staff will not be available for such purpose. - Regrettably, motorized scooters are not allowed on guided vacations. 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 vacation, or for the quality of the care or services received. Some guided vacations 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 vacation, 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. Accommodations on international guided vacations may differ from those in the United States. Trafalgar cannot guarantee disability access or accommodations for guests traveling on international guided vacations. Many Optional Experiences are operated by independent third party suppliers, not Trafalgar. These are not part of the package vacation 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.

Behavior We are here to provide the best services possible but in doing so we will not tolerate abusive or aggressive behavior from our Guests. We will refuse to deal with and may terminate the 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 behavior, 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 accommodations and return transportation arrangements) guest may incur as a result of the travel arrangements being terminated. If you damage the accommodations in which you are staying or any property, you must reimburse the accommodations 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 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 Traveler Discount The Young Traveler must be under age 18 (16 on Australia and New Zealand and 11 on Asia vacations) on the vacation departure date, and must be accompanied by an adult, sharing a twin room. The Young Traveler must be the specified age at the start of travel to be eligible for the discount. Only one Young Traveler discount per room is permitted except on Asia and North and South America itineraries where the limit is two young traveler discounts per room. This discount cannot be combined with our Travel With Family and Friends Discount or Triple Room Reduction on Australia or New Zealand vacations. Please see our Savings pages for details. Itinerary Variations Trafalgar strives to improve guided vacation 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 vacations 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. Trafalgar’s ‘Be My Guest’ experiences are unique and take place in singular exclusive locations. In the unlikely event that our local hosts are unable to welcome Trafalgar guests, Trafalgar will attempt to find an alternate experience or a highlight meal will be provided in place of the ‘Be My Guest’ experience. Holidays & Changes During local or national holidays, certain facilities such as museums, sightseeing trips and shopping may be limited or unavailable. In such instances itinerary changes are made by Trafalgar seeking to reduce inconvenience to guests. Such changes are deemed not to be a major change to the itinerary, and no compensation will be payable to guests. Holidays, closing days and other circumstances may necessitate a change of the day of the week for scheduled 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 vacation, 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 vacation accommodations. Space is limited and if available is for up to three nights before and/or after each guided vacation. Breakfast and luggage handling is not included unless otherwise noted. Other than on Australia or New Zealand vacations Trafalgar does not provide complimentary transfers for guests booking pre- and post-night accommodations. However, inexpensive airport transfers can be purchased from Trafalgar. If your extra night accommodations is not the hotel where your guided vacation 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 traveling days. Many hotels, restaurants, trains, cruises and other venues are 100% smoke free. Guided Vacation Cancellation Trafalgar reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any guided vacation 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 vacation except when you failed to pay the final balance on time, Trafalgar will either refund the amount received for the guided vacation booking, or offer a comparable vacation if available. (Trafalgar will refund any difference in price if the alternative is of a lower price however, the Guest will be responsible for additional costs if the alternative is priced higher.) Trafalgar is not responsible for other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations and is not liable for any cancellation penalties incurred on other travel arrangements including air tickets. Travel Insurance Trafalgar recommends that all guests purchase comprehensive Travel Insurance. Certain countries have a requirement for foreign visitors to have valid medical insurance on entry. Trafalgar cannot be held responsible for denied entry if a guest is unable to provide details to authorities of insurance or denial of entry for any reason. Disclaimer of Warranties The Operator warrants only that the services shall be generally, though in view of the vagaries of travel, not necessarily precisely, as described, and subject to changes and the other terms and conditions herein. All other warranties, express and implied, including warranties of fitness for a specific purpose and merchantability are expressly excluded. There is no warranty that extends beyond the description of the face hereof. RESPONSIBILITY Complete Agreement These booking conditions together with terms expressly incorporated into this contract represent the entire agreement between the parties. Changes The Operator shall be responsible to the guest for supplying the services and accommodations described in this brochure, except where they cannot be supplied or the itinerary is changed due to delays or other causes of whatever kind or nature beyond the Operator’s control. In such circumstances, the Operator will seek to supply comparable services, accommodations

and itineraries and there shall be no refund in these circumstances. Disclaimer of Liability Neither the Operator nor its agents or affiliated entities shall be responsible or liable for cancellations, acts of other service providers, diversions or substitution of equipment or any act, variation, postponement, omission or default by air carriers, land carriers, hoteliers or hotels, transportation companies, or any other persons providing services or accommodations to guests including any results thereof, such as changes in services, accommodations or facilities. Nor shall they be liable for loss or damage to baggage or property, or for injury, illness or death, or for any damages or claims whatsoever arising from loss, negligence or delay from the act, error, omission default or negligence of any person not its direct employee or under its exclusive control, including any act, error, omission, default, or negligence of any country, government or governmental authority, officer or employee. Trafalgar shall not be liable for indirect, special or consequential damages. All baggage and personal effects are at all times and in all circumstances at the risk of the guided vacation participant. Trafalgar recommends that guest obtain baggage insurance. After return at the end of the guided vacation, if lost articles are found and returned to the owner, a service fee will be charged. The Travel Directors, carriers, hotels and other suppliers who provide services on guided vacation are independent contractors; they are not agents, employees or servants of the Operator or its associated companies. All certificates and other travel documents for services issued by the Operator are subject to the terms and conditions specified by the carriers and suppliers and to the laws of the countries in which the services are supplied. Carriage by sea is subject to the Carrier’s Conditions of Carriage which are expressly incorporated into this contract, copies of which are available upon request. The Operator is not responsible for any criminal or other conduct by third parties, whether criminal, intentional, grossly negligent, negligent or otherwise. Safety Where the guest occupies a motorcoach seat fitted with a safety belt, neither the Operator nor its agents or co-operating organizations or service providers will be liable for any injury, illness or death or for any loss or damages or claims whatsoever arising from any accident or incident, if the safety belt is not being worn at the time of such an accident or incident. This exclusion and limitation of liability shall not be used to imply that the Operator or its agents or affiliated entities are liable in other circumstances. International Treaties Transportation companies, airlines etc. are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time guests are not on board planes, transportation or conveyances. We rely on international convention which may apply to the services provided by us, our suppliers or agents with respect to any claim of any nature brought by you against us as a result of the provision of those services. International conventions which apply may include: Warsaw Convention 1929, (as amended by Hague Protocol and Montreal Protocol) in relation to air travel, or Montreal Convention; the Berne Convention for rail travel; Athens Convention 1974 for carriage by sea; the Geneva Convention for carriage by road and the Paris Convention 1962 for Hotels. We are to be regarded as having all the benefits of these conventions on limiting our liability in relation to any claim for death, injury, loss, damage and delay to guests and luggage. Enrolment in and payment for a guided vacation shall constitute agreement and acceptance by the guest of the terms and conditions in this brochure. These cannot be varied except in writing by an officer of the Company. Trafalgar Tours West Inc Limited Role Trafalgar Tours West, Inc., a California corporation, serves only as sales representative, and is not responsible for any activity beyond its limited role in arranging reservations and ticketing. Trafalgar Tours West, Inc. Shall not be responsible or liable for any act, omission or default, whether negligent or otherwise, of any other entity whether or not affiliated with the operator. This Agreement is deemed to be entered into in Orange County, California. The exclusive venue for any action concerning the interpretation, enforcement, or breach of any term, obligation, or duty as contained or related to these Terms and Conditions shall be solely in the Superior Court of California in or for Orange County or the United States District Court for the Central District of California. This Agreement shall be construed according to the internal laws of California without regard to conflicts of law principles. All guest claims must be submitted in writing and received by Trafalgar no later than 60 days after completion of the Trafalgar vacation. Guest claims not submitted and received within this time shall be deemed to be waived and barred. Errors and Omissions In the case of computer or human billing errors, we reserve the right to re-invoice participants with correct billing. We try to ensure brochure accuracy at the time of printing. However Trafalgar shall not be held responsible for printing or typographic errors, or errors arising from unforeseen circumstances. Airline(s) do not by virtue of being referred to in this brochure represent itself or themselves as contracting with or as having any legal relationship with any purchaser of a vacation from Trafalgar. All bookings made with any provider of transport, facilities, meals, other goods or of any services are subject to terms and conditions imposed by them in relation to matters not covered particularly and expressly by our agreement with the above mentioned Operator. If you decide you do not want to visit a country or part of a country you intended to visit due to any law, condition or requirement of any government or government authority, official, servant or agent, you are responsible for any costs, expenses, charges, fees, losses or damage incurred, and any cancellation or amendment fees. None of the companies in the Trafalgar group of companies, or any of their servants or agents, accept responsibility or liability for your acts, omissions, defaults, conduct, state of health, condition or circumstances. COMPLAINT PROCEDURES & CONSUMER PROTECTION Complaint Procedure If you have a problem during your vacation 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 vacation, 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. Accordingly, any claim not received in writing within this time is waived and barred. Guests who purchase from within California Transactions entered into with Trafalgar are covered by the California Travel Consumer Restitution Fund (TCRF) if the guest is located in California at the time of payment. Eligible guests may file a claim with TCRF if the guest is owed a refund of more than $50 for transportation or travel services which the seller of travel failed to forward to a proper provider or such money was not refunded when required. The maximum amount which may be paid by the TCRF to any one guest is the total amount paid on behalf of the guest to the seller of travel, not to exceed $15,000. A claim must be submitted to the TCRF within 12 months after the scheduled completion date of the travel. A claim must include sufficient documentation to prove your claim and a $35 processing fee.

Claimants must agree to waive their right to other civil remedies against a registered participating seller of travel for matters arising out of a sale for which you file a TCRF claim. You may request a claim form by writing to: Travel Consumer Restitution Corporation, P.O. Box 6001, Larkspur, CA 94977-6001; or by faxing a request to: (213) 897-8846 Guests purchasing from outside of California Transactions entered into with Trafalgar are not covered by the California Travel Consumer Restitution Fund. Data Protection To process your guided vacation 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 organizations, and otherwise as required by law. We may need to provide personal information to contractors who provide services to or for us (e.g., sending mail, providing marketing assistance). 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 personal information you provide us to review and improve the guided vacations and services we offer, and to contact you (by post, email, telephone or other means) about other guided vacations and services offered by Trafalgar that may interest you. 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 West INC., 801 East Katella Avenue, Anaheim, California 92805. Trafalgar may charge a fee for supplying you this information as permitted by law. OTHER CONDITIONS Each guest is required to comply with the terms, conditions, requirements, laws, rules and/or regulations of any service provider, or any country or governmental authority, and shall be liable for any such non-compliance. Booking Arrangements Your booking arrangements can be made through your Travel Agent, or with us directly. When you make a booking you must be at least 18 years of age at the time of booking. You are guaranteeing that you understand and have the authority to accept and do accept on behalf of yourself and all members of your party the terms of these booking conditions. We will deal only with the lead booking name in all subsequent correspondence and dealings. You are responsible for making all payments due, ensuring the accuracy of all personal details and other information supplied in respect of yourself and your party, notifying us of any changes or cancellations and for receiving correspondence and keeping your party informed. Additional Optional Experiences With Trafalgar, you will enjoy many famous highlights as included features on your guided vacation, 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 vacation, 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 Vacation Participation” regarding limitation (exclusion) of our liability for optional excursions operated by independent third party suppliers. Financial Protection US$20 MILLION your peace of mind guarantee: The traveling public has always been concerned about protection of advanced bookings. As part of Trafalgar’s commitment to providing our customers with peace of mind in all dealings with Trafalgar, TravCorp Financial Services Limited has provided a letter of credit to Trafalgar of US$20 Million in respect of all customers traveling with Trafalgar. United States Tour Operator Association $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program: Trafalgar Tours Limited shares the coverage available under the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program with affiliates of The Travel Corporation who, as an Active Member of the USTOA is required to post $1 Million with USTOA to be used to reimburse, according to the terms and conditions of the USTOA Travelers Assistance Program, the advance payments of Trafalgar Tours Limited customers in the unlikely event of The Travel Corporation bankruptcy, insolvency or cessation of business. Further, you should understand that the $1 Million posted by The Travel Corporation may be sufficient to provide only a partial recovery of the advance payments received by Trafalgar Tours Limited. Complete details of the USTOA Travelers Assistance Program and a list of affiliates may be obtained by writing to USTOA at 275 Madison Avenue, Suite 2014, New York , New York 10016, or by email to information@ustoa.com or by visiting their website at www.USTOA.com TRAFALGAR TOURS WEST INC. 801 East Katella Avenue, Anaheim, California 92805 Tour Operators: AAT Kings Tours (Pty) Limited, Level 7, 35 Grafton Street, Bondi Junction, NSW 2022, Australia AAT Kings Tours (NZ) Limited, Level 1, 15 Day St, Newton, Auckland 1010, New Zealand TRAFALGAR TOURS LIMITED Picquet House, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 1AF, Channel Islands Destination America Inc, 801 East Katella Avenue, Anaheim, California 92805 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 prior brochure on the market. See back cover for brochure version and print date. Major Credit Cards Accepted

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