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EUROPE & BRITAIN

NOVEMBER 2012 TO APRIL 2013

AUTUMN, WINTER & SPRING

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Open the door to Europe’s three seasons of savings!

At Trafalgar, we’ll treat you to an exclusive insider’s perspective on the rich culture and landscapes of Europe. We’ll show you the unexpected, provide local expertise and knowledge, and deliver unforgettable experiences. During autumn, winter and spring, those experiences are made even more special knowing you’ll be enjoying them at a saving of up to 38% compared to the same vacation in summer. So join us when there are fewer crowds and Europe is radiant with festive celebration and seasonal color. More than any other time of year, you’ll discover it pays to travel with an insider! 2

Buckingham Palace, London


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REGIONAL EUROPE: Britain and Ireland

Introduction Traveling like an insider Magical sightseeing Dining experiences including Be My Guest First Class hotels & Festive celebrations Sensational savings & air deals

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CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR Lose yourself in the magic of the festive season with Trafalgar’s Christmas vacations. Those dreaming of a white Christmas can enjoy pretty alpine towns, the smell of roasted chestnuts, exciting sleigh rides and of course, the fairytale Christmas Markets. Code HEG8 WCPM/S WCMA WSTA

Itinerary An English Christmas Christmas in Paris Christmas Markets of Austria, Germany & Switzerland English Stately Homes at Christmas

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CITY BREAKS: England, France and Italy Discover the exciting cities of London, Paris and Rome on your own, while having accommodations, breakfasts and introductory sightseeing organized for you. City Breaks offer the assistance of our Local Hosts with the freedom to explore independently. Code WLLP WPAR WLPR IEC6/HI06 HEG6

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REGIONAL EUROPE: Italy Delve deep into the heart of Europe on our Regional itineraries, each offering a truly authentic vacation experience. Discover the Hidden Treasures that make each destination so unique, along with its delicious cuisine, as showcased by our exclusive Be My Guest dining experiences. Code WISIA WGIC WTDI WITMA WTBO

Itinerary Simply Italy Great Italian Cities Italian Discovery Real Italy Best of Italy

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Proudly using 100% recycled paper Trafalgar, as part of The Travel Corporation, is proud to be using 100% recycled paper for the body of our brochures. Some of the positive impacts of this include saving more than 67,000* trees per year and reducing landfill waste that produces harmful greenhouse gases. In addition, the paper used is rated “Excellent” by the World Wildlife Federation’s (WWF) environmental benchmarking tool. We are proud to commit to using one of the most environmentally friendly coated recycled papers on Planet Earth. *Calculations based on data from the Environmental Defense Fund.

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Itinerary Real Britain Irish Highlights

REGIONAL EUROPE: Spain, Portugal, Morocco & France Code WWOF WFRSA WPWO WHIG WSMP WORB

Itinerary Wonderful France Highlights of France & Barcelona with Madrid ext. Spanish Wonder incl. Family Experiences Highlights of Spain & Portugal Spain, Morocco & Portugal Best of Morocco

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Itinerary Prague, Vienna & Budapest Imperial Europe

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EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN Be amazed every day as we take you deep inside the mysteries of the Eastern Mediterranean. By combining air, land and sea travel, we provide you with a seamless, hassle-free vacation. Code WGBO EGBO EGWE EGVO TBOT ISBO

Itinerary Best of Greece Best of Egypt with Jordan Option Wonders of Ancient Egypt Egyptian Voyager Best of Turkey Best of Israel

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EUROPEAN DISCOVERIES Providing an insider’s perspective on several countries in one itinerary, European Discoveries are an unforgettable introduction to Europe. Code WTAVA WROL WHIL WWWH

Itinerary European Traveler European Dream European Highlights with Eurostar Option European Whirl with Eurostar Option

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Travel Information Hotels & Things to Know Extra Nights Accommodations & Transfers Travel Protection Plan, Express Check-In & Customized Group Vacations Booking Conditions

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Tuscany, Italy

Trafalgar is your key to traveling like an insider Every day of your vacation, in every season, Trafalgar opens the door to unforgettable experiences. For 65 years, we’ve been fulfilling travel dreams and creating lasting memories. With this wealth of local knowledge, we bring each destination to life by giving you an insider’s view into the very essence of its story to create a truly unique vacation experience.

CLASSIC FAVORITES & UNIQUE EXPERIENCES To provide you with the ultimate European vacation, we not only show you the major sights and attractions you would expect to see, but also surprise you with Hidden Treasures along the way. Our local expertise enables us to take you down the road less traveled – and you’ll find it’s paved with unique insider experiences you’ll never forget.

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INCREDIBLE VALUE Traveling with Trafalgar makes real financial sense. Our buying power means we can negotiate bigger discounts and pass these savings on to you. Plus, you’ll save up to 38% compared to taking the same vacation in summer. Whatever the season, you’ll enjoy much better value with Trafalgar than if you were to do the same kind of vacation on your own.


TRAVEL AT ITS BEST Wherever you go with Trafalgar, you’ll travel in comfort and style. Whether it’s by air, land, river or sea, we carefully select the mode of transportation that will give you the optimum traveling experience and allow you to see each destination to its best advantage. With no maps or timetables to read, no worries about foreign road rules, parking or directions, you’ll enjoy the ultimate in easy, hassle-free travel.

Your Local Hosts at our London Reception Centre

YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME When traveling with Trafalgar, the team at our London Reception Centre is always on hand to assist you with your day-to-day needs while in London. They can arrange additional nights’ accommodations, book day trips or tickets to major attractions and confirm any current bookings for you.

THE FINEST TRAVEL DIRECTORS We pride ourselves on having the finest Travel Directors in all of Europe. These experienced professionals have the local knowledge to do what the guidebooks can’t – give you a true insider’s perspective on each destination and create a vacation experience you simply could not have on your own. With friendly attentiveness they act as your personal concierge to make your vacation seamless and hassle-free, while also sparking an atmosphere of fun for the whole group.

DEEPER LOCAL INSIGHTS 5 To further enhance your experience, entertaining Local Guides will join you in various destinations to share stories and knowledge of their home towns and local traditions.

Get a true insider’s perspective from your Travel Director

Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

SHARE THE FUN WITH NEW FRIENDS Traveling is so much more fun when you can share the experience. Your companions will be made up of Englishspeaking travelers from around the world. As you share good times and make new discoveries together, you’ll find the group camaraderie really enriches your experience. Visit our Trafalgar Online Community, read posts from fellow travelers in our Forums and follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TrafalgarTravel

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Magical sightseeing

your journey of discovery

Sightseeing with Trafalgar is about much more than simply seeing the sights. We take you on an unforgettable, in-depth journey of discovery. You’ll see the hidden places only the locals know about. You’ll experience the unique traditions that shape the diverse cultures of Europe from an insider’s point of view. And with fewer crowds during autumn, winter and spring, you can get a real feel for everyday life as you explore some of the world’s most enchanting cities.

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As you browse the following pages, you’ll discover an array of exclusive European experiences that you won’t find anywhere else but on a Trafalgar guided vacation. We call these our Insider Experiences and they’re included on every itinerary. You’ll find an easy-reference summary of them in the far left column on the itinerary pages in this brochure.

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EXCLUSIVE HIDDEN TREASURES G Sometimes, the most amazing sights are just around the corner, but how would you know where to look or that they were even there? With years of experience and an intimate knowledge of Europe, our Travel Directors love being able to reveal its Hidden Treasures to you on every itinerary. Exclusive to Trafalgar, these authentic local experiences would never happen if you were traveling on your own. Visit www.trafalgar.com to watch our DVD and see how these magical moments create a truly unique sightseeing experience.

FASCINATING LOCAL SPECIALTIES I Europe is a treasure trove of unmissable highlights! Our vacations include unique local artisans, presenting you with the opportunity to learn about the special crafts or traditions of the places you visit. Watch the remarkable art of glassblowing in Venice, explore a famous perfumery in the south of France, and enjoy a factory tour and showroom visit of Ireland’s famous Waterford Crystal.

YOU WON’T MISS A THING J On every itinerary, Trafalgar provides state-of-the-art audio headsets for an enhanced sightseeing experience. These clever devices allow you to explore at your own pace while still listening to your guide’s commentary. No need to even stand nearby – you’ll hear every word with complete clarity.

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Build lifelong friendships through shared experiences

FREE VIP ENTRY TO MAJOR SIGHTS We want you to make the most of every moment on your vacation. This means that when you travel with Trafalgar, you don’t wait in line for the major sights included on each itinerary. You are chauffeur-driven to the sight and, at venues where pre-arranged tickets are included, you step right to the front of the line for a hassle-free, fast-track entry!

SMALL GROUP SIGHTSEEING m On a number of itineraries in our autumn, winter and spring program, selected destinations will feature local guided sightseeing in groups of no more than 25 guests, affording you a more intimate and personal experience of the sight you are visiting.

PERSONALIZE YOUR VACATION Trafalgar includes all the important elements of a perfect European vacation, plus we give you the opportunity to personalize your trip. On every itinerary, we offer a range of optional excursions that allow you to further enhance your experience should you so choose. Love the works of Paul Cezanne? Then a visit to his favorite spots in his home town Aix en Provence may reveal some fascinating influences. Or if you’re a fan of ‘The Da Vinci Code’, you might like our trip to Scotland’s 15th-century Rosslyn Chapel.


For every iconic destination there's an insider experience waiting to be discovered.

Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

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It is impossible to get a true feel for a region without sampling its tasty local specialty dishes. Each European culture has its own traditional foods and we go to great lengths to ensure you get to enjoy the distinctive dishes and flavors of these local cuisines. In autumn, winter and spring, you get the added pleasure of experiencing the unique taste sensations that seasonal ingredients bring to the table at this special time of year.

BE MY GUEST B A TRAFALGAR EXCLUSIVE Trafalgar captures the true essence of Europe with its exclusive Be My Guest dining experiences. These special treats give you a unique opportunity to savor authentic dishes of a region and mingle with your hosts at private estates, working farms, wineries and family-run restaurants.

Schieszl Winery, Budapest, Hungary In the beautiful countryside just outside Budapest, be the invited guest of the Schieszl family at their historic winery. Hear from Conrad Schieszl about his family’s passion for winemaking and traditional Hungarian fare made with local seasonal produce. Then dine on mouth-watering favorites like roast suckling pig, baked fillet of trout and traditional plum cake with cream. Visit www.trafalgar.com to watch our DVD to see more of these superb experiences – it’s sure to whet your appetite!

DELECTABLE EVERYDAY DINING N You’ll begin every morning with a delicious buffet breakfast, or in the UK and Ireland, a full cooked breakfast. At lunch, you are generally left to discover the local fare on your own, so you can make the most of your free time. Your Travel Director is on hand with insider tips on the best restaurants and local specialties to try. Selected lunches and dinners are included, often featuring the culinary delights of the various regions you visit. When traveling in the wine-growing regions of France, Italy, Spain and Portugal, wine will be served with all your included hotel dinners.

Wine tasting – a true delight in Europe

EUROPEAN WINE TASTING H Europe is home to some of the world’s best wine regions, many of which are visited on your Trafalgar vacation. On selected itineraries, you will be invited to participate in Wine Tastings when you visit wine-growing regions such as Châteauneuf-du-Pape in France.

HIGHLIGHT DINNERS F Most itineraries include a Highlight Dinner at a typical local restaurant offering food and atmosphere unique to the area you’re traveling in. Whether it’s a quaint bistro in Nice or a lively trattoria in Florence, these special dinners feature tasty regional menus and often include local beer, wine and soft drinks.

WELCOME RECEPTION & FAREWELL DINNER F Being in a friendly group is all part of the Trafalgar experience, so we make sure you are given a proper introduction to your fellow travelers. On the first night, your Travel Director will host a Welcome Reception at the hotel, a local bar or restaurant, where you can get to know your traveling companions over a drink and a light meal featuring regional cuisine. Then at the end of your trip, you’ll get together and celebrate the good times you’ve shared with a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant. It’s the perfect occasion to say goodbye to new-found friends and toast your unforgettable vacation.

Dine on seasonal favorites

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Divani Palace Acropolis, Athens, Greece

First class hotels ideally located From Europe’s grand cities to the spectacular countryside, Trafalgar’s guests stay in First Class accommodations, in locations that perfectly complement each itinerary so you can get the most from each destination you visit. At Christmas and New Year’s Eve, it’s especially gratifying to know you’ll be close to the heart of some of the world’s most spectacular holiday celebrations.

A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP At Trafalgar, we know that a good night’s sleep is essential for the full enjoyment of your vacation. That’s why every hotel on your itinerary is carefully selected for quality, impeccable service and comfort to ensure you are well rested for the exciting day that awaits you. Your hotels are always First Class or better, featuring some of the world’s most renowned names such as InterContinental, Westin, Sheraton, Hilton, Marriott and Radisson.

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FIRST CLASS QUALITY & SERVICE Our Product Team inspects and monitors each Trafalgar property to ensure the meticulous standards we expect from our hotel partners are maintained for your every comfort and satisfaction. As a Trafalgar guest, you will be treated to First Class service from the moment you arrive. You will find you have already been checked in, your luggage taken directly to your room and all hotel porterage, tips and gratuities are taken care of in your vacation price, leaving you nothing else to do but enjoy your visit.


Festive celebrations

like no other

Experiencing a European Christmas is unforgettable. It truly is a magical time of year, touching the hearts of both young and old. During the festive season, Europe’s city streets are adorned with millions of twinkling Christmas lights, the joyful song of carolers fills the air along with the aroma of sweet gingerbread and roasted chestnuts.

HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS The fairytale European Christmas markets are a must at this time of year. You could spend hours wandering the stalls, sipping mulled wine and browsing the colorful array of handicrafts. And on Christmas Day wherever you are, we specially design the celebrations* to give you a true taste of local festive favorites. For example, in Budapest, enjoy a traditional festive meal amid the richly decorated surrounds of historical Gerbeaud Restaurant and toast a Hungarian Christmas to remember! Excludes Egypt, Israel, Morocco and City Breaks.

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A PERFECT START TO THE NEW YEAR Imagine ringing in the New Year amid the vibrancy and energy of Europe with your new-found friends. You’ll experience a New Year’s celebration like never before. Picture colorful fireworks displays, live entertainment, fine wines and delectable dining. And with Trafalgar, it will be all the more special with little touches unique to the local region such as the Spanish tradition of sharing good luck grapes at midnight. Plus, we provide late night coach transfers for an easy, hassle-free end to a perfect evening.

Colosseum, Italy

Somerset House, London

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Trafalgar gives you

a great deal more!

Take advantage of our sensational offers and you’ll enjoy even bigger savings and get even more value out of every moment on your Trafalgar guided vacation. Red squirrel, UK

BOOK EARLY – PAY NOW & SAVE! If you book and pay in full you’ll save up to 7.5% off the LAND-only portion of your vacation. Choose from these Early Payment Saving options: Pay (min) 10 Months prior to departure

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Pay (min) 6 Months prior to departure

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5%

IMPORTANT:  See individual itinerary pages for the exact value of how much you will save. All vacations must be booked and paid for in full for this discount to apply. This discount does not apply to extra nights’ accommodations, ‘An English Christmas’, ‘Christmas in Paris’, ‘English Stately Homes at Christmas’, ‘London and Paris’, ‘London, Paris and Rome’, ‘Paris and Rome’, ‘Winter in London’ and any products in our Eastern Mediterranean section.

SINGLE TRAVELERS One of the great benefits of guided travel is the ease of traveling solo, and with Trafalgar we make it simple by offering the following options:

Guaranteed room share We understand that some guests traveling alone do not want to incur the additional expense of a single room supplement. So on the majority of our itineraries, Trafalgar offers you the opportunity to purchase selected vacations on a room sharing basis. We will accommodate you with a fellow guest of the same gender on a ‘two-bedded’ basis (non-smoking rooms only). Please note that we cannot guarantee that roommates will be of a similar age group. This is an enjoyable way to travel and meet new friends as well as being a positive way to stretch your vacation budget further. 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, ‘An English Christmas’, ‘Christmas in Paris’, ‘English Stately Homes at Christmas’, ‘London and Paris’, ‘London, Paris and Rome’, ‘Paris and Rome’, ‘Winter in London’ or any itineraries in the Eastern Mediterranean section except the Best of Turkey.

Single supplement value If you prefer the privacy of your own room, you’ll appreciate our low single room supplement. Please see the itinerary of your choice for the supplement.

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For peace of mind, see our Travel Plan Protection on page 74.

FREQUENT TRAVELER DISCOUNT

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5%

Each year on average 50% of our guests have previously enjoyed the experience of traveling like an insider with Trafalgar. To express our gratitude, we extend membership into the Trafalgar Travel Club to all guests who have traveled with us, as well as a valuable credit worth 5% 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.

Act NOW and take full advantage of this great offer! IMPORTANT: Trafalgar’s Travel Club is not available retroactively. 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’ accommodations, ‘An English Christmas’, ‘Christmas in Paris’, ‘English Stately Homes at Christmas’, ‘London and Paris’,’London, Paris and Rome’, ‘Paris and Rome’ and ‘Winter in London’.

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 mark:  See www.trafalgar.com for more information.


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

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Share your vacation memories with your family and take advantage of a discount on the LAND-only portion of your vacation. Young travelers must be under the age of 18 years on the date of departure and MUST be accompanied by an adult (limit of one Young Traveler Discount 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 and does not apply to extra nights’ accommodations, ‘An English Christmas’, ‘Christmas in Paris’, ‘English Stately Homes at Christmas’, ‘London and Paris’, ‘London, Paris and Rome’, ‘Paris and Rome’, ‘Winter in London’, Egypt, Jordan and Israel.

2ND TRIP DISCOUNT When you book a second Trafalgar vacation

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Book two Trafalgar trips, each 8 days or longer for a reduction of up to 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. 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’ accommodations, ‘An English Christmas’, ‘Christmas in Paris’, ‘English Stately Homes at Christmas’, ‘London and Paris’, ‘London, Paris and Rome’, ‘Paris and Rome’, ‘Winter in London’, Egypt, Jordan and Israel.

TRAVEL WITH FAMILY & FRIENDS Travel together and save money

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5 or more – SAVE 5%: If a group of 5 or more guests travel together, a discount of 5% per person applies to the LAND-only portion of your vacation. So it pays to explore the world with your family and friends! 16 or more: Plus if 16 guests travel together, 1 traveler qualifies for a 100%* discount off the LAND-only portion of the vacation. IMPORTANT: Space is limited to one group per motorcoach so book early! These discounts cannot be combined with our Young Traveler or Triple Room Reduction. 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, ‘An English Christmas’, ‘Christmas in Paris’, ‘English Stately Homes at Christmas’, ‘London and Paris’, ‘London, Paris and Rome’, ‘Paris and Rome’, ‘Winter in London’, Egypt, Jordan and Israel. *Discount is on a twin-share basis only.

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Airfares during the Autumn, Winter and Spring are considerably less than they are during the Summer months. And, when you combine Trafalgar’s world-renowned First Class vacations with a fantastic deal from one of our trusted airline partners, you’ll experience a European vacation that far exceeds your expectations.

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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: Triple Room Reductions are based on sharing a twin or a double bedded room with an extra bed which may be a ‘roll-away’. This reduction only applies to itineraries featuring the Triple Room Reduction offer and cannot be combined with our Travel with Family and Friends Discount.

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SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • London Half day sightseeing includes Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Big Ben. • Stratford–upon-Avon Visit Shakespeare’s birthplace and see Anne Hathaway’s cottage. • Bath Admire the Georgian architecture and visit the Roman Baths. • Stonehenge See the ancient stone circle.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • Buffet breakfast daily. (BB)

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • First Class hotel accommodation, which includes twin-bedded rooms with private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Services of a Trafalgar Local Host at your London hotel. • 5 Sightseeing with specialist Local Guides in London, Stratfordupon-Avon and Bath. • A stylish wallet and travel documents. • A complimentary London Airport shuttle service is available. Conditions apply. See page 73 for details.

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Itinerary on this departure may operate in a different order due to closures over the Christmas period. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details, transfers and extra night accommodation, please see pages 12-13 and 73.

D *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 73 for full details.

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Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

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Duration: 8 Days Pace: Relaxed * DAY 1 DEPART USA D Overnight flight to London.

DAY 2 ARRIVE LONDON (6 NIGHTS) Welcome to London! Oxford Street, Bond Street, Knightsbridge and many of the large department stores are festively decorated. Hot chestnuts are sold in the streets and choirs sing Christmas carols in Covent Garden and Trafalgar Square. Immerse yourself in the spirit of Christmas as you explore this fascinating city! Hotel: Holiday Inn Regents Park (F) DAY 3 LONDON SIGHTSEEING 5 See all the highlights of the city during your included morning sightseeing with an expert Local Guide including Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square and the West End. Enjoy views of Buckingham Palace which is the London home and primary residence of the Queen. Spend time this afternoon discovering London on your own. You might like to see a carol concert or go to the theater − our London Reception Center can arrange many exciting activities for you! (BB) DAY 4 LONDON − FREE TIME Your day is free to do as you please. Consider a trip to Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park. Shop in Covent Garden or see the festive lights in the West End. You might like to visit one of the great museums to be found in the capital. (BB) DAY 5 EXCURSION TO STRATFORD-UPON-AVON 5 Stratford-upon-Avon is a quaint town dotted with half timbered houses and thatched cottages. Enjoy a scenic drive to this town made famous by William Shakespeare with information from a Local Guide. Visit the house where Shakespeare was born and raised. See Anne Hathaway’s cottage. Driving south through the rolling hills and charming villages of the Cotswold’s brings you back to the capital. (BB) DAY 6 EXCURSION TO BATH AND STONEHENGE 5 Visit the Abbey and Roman Baths in the historic city of Bath with an expert Local Guide. Browse in the charming shops and boutiques and wander through enchanting Georgian streets which are described in the novels of Jane Austen. Admire the mysterious monoliths at the ancient site of Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain. (BB) DAY 7 LONDON − FREE TIME Spend the day as you wish. You might like to do some last-minute Christmas shopping. Perhaps take an excursion to the Tower of London to see the Crown Jewels or travel up the River Thames on a boat. This evening, consider a Christmas service in Westminster Abbey or a West End show. (BB) DAY 8 LONDON - USA D This morning after breakfast bid a fond farewell to England and take home treasured memories of your festive English vacation. (BB)


Christmas in Paris Notre Dame, Paris

• Paris See the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower. Visit a perfumery. Enjoy a relaxing Seine Cruise. • Versailles Visit the Hall of Mirrors and admire the magnificent gardens of the Palace.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • Buffet breakfast daily. (BB)

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • Selected hotel accommodation, which includes twin-bedded rooms with private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Services of a Trafalgar Local Host in Paris. • 5 The expertise of a qualified Local Guide in Paris and Versailles. • A discount voucher for Galeries Lafayette department store. • A stylish wallet, travel documents, keepsake booklet and map. • Complimentary airport transfers are provided on Day 2 and Day 9. See panel below. • J Audio Headsets for all guided visits and included sightseeing.

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Please note: Guaranteed room share and triple rooms are not available on this trip. Airport Transfers Transfers on arrival at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport will operate at 8:00am, 11:00am and 2:00pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers from the hotel will arrive at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport at 8am and 11.30am. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details, transfers and extra night accommodation, please see pages 12-13 and 73.

D *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 73 for full details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

Duration: 9 Days Pace: Relaxed * DAY 1 DEPART USA D Overnight flight to Paris.

DAY 2 ARRIVE PARIS (7 NIGHTS) Welcome to Paris! Relax after your journey and look forward to a week in this elegant and glittering capital! Meet your Trafalgar Local Host this evening for an introduction to this wonderful city. DAY 3 PARIS SIGHTSEEING 5 Admire the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Place de l’Opera and the Eiffel Tower during your included sightseeing tour with an expert Local Guide. See Boulevard Haussman, home to all the major department stores − whose windows have spectacular festive displays − including Galeries Lafayette where you can spend your discount voucher! Visit the prestigious Fragonard Perfumery and buy beautiful Christmas gifts at discounted prices. From scented candles to premium beauty products, give your friends and family gifts they’ll love. Relax and see this splendid city from the comfort of a glass-covered boat. Your ticket for the cruise on the River Seine is valid for use on any day during your stay. See the city’s oldest and most historic monuments around Île de la Cité and Île SaintLouis, including Notre Dame Cathedral, the Grand Palais and the Eiffel Tower. (BB) DAY 4 PARIS – EXCURSION TO VERSAILLES 5 Visit the Palace of Versailles. Expert commentary from your Local Guide gives you an intimate understanding of the history and daily life at the court of the French kings. Admire the opulent interior of this extravagant palace and marvel at the vast, manicured ornamental gardens. (BB) DAY 5 PARIS − FREE TIME Spend the day as you wish. Paris at this time of the year is less crowded so perhaps enjoy visiting the Louvre, or go to see the renowned Impressionist paintings at the magnificent Musée d’Orsay. (BB) DAY 6 TO DAY 8 PARIS FREE TIME You have plenty of time to shop and see the sights. Or simply stroll in the Luxembourg Gardens, the Tuileries and the elegant Parc Monceau. Paris at night is always a sight to behold, and never more so than at Christmas. The Champs Élysées is festooned with thousands of festive lights and decorations; the Avenue Montaigne is radiant, its designer shops elegantly bedecked for the season; the magnificent Eiffel Tower is gloriously illuminated with a very special light show! Your trip to Paris isn’t complete without seeing a cabaret show. And where better than the Moulin Rouge − the most famous cabaret venue on earth! Book a Christmas show through your Local Host, who can also arrange trips outside the city for you, such as Chartres Cathedral or a full day trip to Normandy. (BB/BB/BB) DAY 9 PARIS – USA D A trip to Paris over Christmas is simply magical. The romance is enchanting and you will take away many unforgettable memories after your vacation in the City of Light! (BB)

CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS

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Christmas Markets of Austria, Germany & Switzerland INSIDER EXPERIENCES

CZECH REPUBLIC

• G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Guide For included sightseeing in Vienna and Salzburg.

GERMANY

FRANCE

MUNICH

2

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Christmas Markets Vienna, Salzburg, Munich, Innsbruck, Lucerne & Zurich. • Vienna See the Hofburg, City Hall and State Opera House. • Salzburg Admire the Mirabell Gardens and Mozart’s birthplace. • Munich View the Hofbräuhaus and the Glockenspiel in the Marienplatz. • Neuschwanstein Castle Guided visit of the apartments. • Oberammergau Visit the Passion Play village. • Innsbruck See the Golden Roof and Old Town Square. • Lucerne See the Lion Monument and wooden Chapel Bridge.

LIECHTENSTEIN

SLOVENIA

* DAY 1 DEPART USA

Sat 1 Dec

Sun 9 Dec

1565 1565 1565 1565

Tue 4 Dec Wed 12 Dec Thu 6 Dec Fri 14 Dec Sat 8 Dec Sun 16 Dec Mon 10 Dec Tue 18 Dec Wed 12 Dec Thu 20 Dec

Single Room Supplement

$430 Triple Room Reduction

Early Payment Discount 10 Months

$120 6 Months

End

CROATIA

BOSNIA

D Overnight flight to Vienna.

DAY 3 VIENNA SIGHTSEEING AND CHRISTMAS MARKETS 5 Explore the Ringstrasse during your festive sightseeing tour of Vienna. Your expert Local Guide shows you the Hofburg which was the former home of the Hapsburgs. You will also see the Parliament, City Hall and the grand State Opera House. Visit the ‘Christkindlmarkt’ and buy handmade wooden toys, seasonal gifts, delicious gingerbread and warming Glühwein from traditional decorated wooden stalls. (BB) DAY 4 VIENNA – SALZBURG – MUNICH (2 NIGHTS) 5 Drive along the scenic Danube Valley to the beautiful city of Salzburg. Visit the enchanting Christmas market. See the beautifully manicured Mirabell Gardens, Mozart’s birthplace and the Old City on your walking tour with an expert Local Guide. Then cross fairytale Alpine landscapes to Munich, capital of Bavaria. Dine this evening at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Sheraton Westpark (F)

Land Only

1565 1565 1565 1565 1565

2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to $78 p.p. Young Traveler Discount

$20 $80 $160

Airport Transfers On arrival at Vienna airport transfers will operate at 9.00am, 12.00pm and 3.00pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the first hotel. Return transfers from the last hotel will arrive at Zurich Airport at 8am. Note: Christmas Markets are generally open from the beginning of the Advent until 23 December 2012. Trafalgar reserves the right to substitute sites and excursions in keeping with the events of the season.

DAY 5 MUNICH ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME Discover Munich on an orientation with your Travel Director. Admire the Marienplatz with its impressive Town Hall and the ornate Glockenspiel. Spend the rest of your day enjoying the festive spirit at the Christmas market. Consider a visit to a famous beer hall and experience the warmth and hospitality for which this city is renowned. (BB) DAY 6 MUNICH – NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE – OBERAMMERGAU – INNSBRUCK Visit King Ludwig’s castle. Standing on a rugged hilltop and set against dramatic snow-capped mountains, this Gothic Revival building is every inch the fairytale castle! Visit Oberammergau, where the seven-hour long Passion Play is performed every 10 years. Admire the 15th century Golden Roof at Innsbruck. Visit the Christmas Market in the Old Town Square and immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere! (BB D) Hotel: Grauer Bär (F) DAY 7 INNSBRUCK – ZURICH CHRISTMAS MARKET – LUCERNE (2 NIGHTS) Travel through alpine landscapes into Switzerland. Explore the Christmas market in Zurich, held inside the main train station − the biggest indoor festive market in Europe before continuing on to lakeside Lucerne. (BB) Hotel: Astoria (F)

D *Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare

DAY 8 LUCERNE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME F Visit the Lion Monument in Lucerne. See the 14th century wooden Chapel Bridge and the beautiful Baroque Jesuit Church. Shop for souvenirs in Lucerne’s quaint Christmas market. This evening, join your companions and Travel Director for a delicious festive Farewell Dinner with wine. (BB FD)

Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

DAY 9 LUCERNE – DEPART ZURICH – USA D Say farewell to your traveling companions as you return home full of the joys of Christmas! There is a morning transfer to Zurich airport from Lucerne. Conditions apply. Please do not book flights which depart before 10.00am from Zurich airport. (BB)

For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details, transfers and extra night accommodation, please see pages 12-13 and 73. available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 73 for full details.

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DAY 2 ARRIVE VIENNA (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to the magical Austrian capital, Vienna. Relax after your journey. Later, meet your fellow travelers and your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception with drinks and a light meal. (WR) Hotel: Hilton Vienna Danube (F)

9 Days from $1565 Reference: WCMA Sat 24 Nov Sun 2 Dec Mon 26 Nov Tue 4 Dec Wed 28 Nov Thu 6 Dec

Sightseeing stops

Duration: 9 Days Pace: Comfortable

• First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an onboard restroom. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • Complimentary Vienna airport transfers provided on Day 2. A transfer to Zurich airport provided on Day 9. Conditions apply. See departure panel below. • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing. • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book.

Ends USA

AUSTRIA

ITALY

Overnight stays

Starts USA

Semmering Pass

HUNGARY

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS

Land Only

Salzburg

1 INNSBRUCK

SWITZERLAND

• 7 hot buffet breakfasts. • 4 evening meals: ▪ E Welcome Reception including a light meal and drinks with your Travel Director in Vienna. ▪ 2 three-course dinners. ▪ F Farewell Dinner with wine in Lucerne.

Ends USA

Oberammergau

LUCERNE 2

DINING HIGHLIGHTS

Starts USA

VIENNA 2

Bavaria

Neuschwanstein

ZURICH


English Stately Homes at Christmas

SCOTLAND NORTHERN IRELAND

ENGLAND

Irish Sea

Liverpool Bay

North Sea

IRELAND

Peak District

BUXTON 2

Cardigan Bay

Chatsworth House

Wedgwood WALES

STRATFORD1 UPON-AVON

Oxford

Blenheim Palace 1

1 LONDON

Anne Hathaway’s cottage

INSIDER EXPERIENCES

Overnight stays

• G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Specialty Visit the Wedgwood Fine Bone China Factory for a demonstration and English Cream Tea.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 5 breakfasts. • F Highlight Christmas Lunch. • 1 English Cream Tea. • 2 evening meals: ▪ E Welcome Pub Reception at a traditional London pub with your Travel Director. ▪ 1 three-course dinner.

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an onboard restroom. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • A stylish wallet, travel documents, keepsake booklet and map. • London airport shuttle service available. Conditions apply. See page 73 for details. • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing. • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book.

7 Days from $1175 Reference: WSTA Land Only

Starts USA

Ends USA

Land Only

Sun 2 Dec Tue 4 Dec

Sat 8 Dec Mon 10 Dec

1175 1175

Sat 8 Dec Sun 9 Dec

Fri 14 Dec Sat 15 Dec

1175 1175

Single Room Supplement

$300 Triple Room Reduction

Nil

Prices are per person, twin share. Airport Transfers For London Airport shuttle service, conditions apply, see full details on page 73. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details, transfers and extra night accommodation, please see pages 12-13 and 73.

D *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 73 for full details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

End

English Channel

* DAY 1 DEPART USA D Overnight flight to London.

DAY 2 ARRIVE LONDON E Welcome to London! Meet your fellow travelers and Travel Director before enjoying a Welcome Reception in an historic London pub. See the city’s fantastic illuminations during your orientation tour. Admire the impressive lights and decorations in Oxford Street and Regent Street. View Harrods’ Christmas windows, renowned for their festive displays, and St. Paul’s Cathedral, which is dramatically illuminated throughout the holiday season. (WR) Hotel: Hilton Olympia (F) DAY 3 LONDON – BLENHEIM PALACE – BUXTON (2 NIGHTS) Visit Blenheim Palace for a truly magical Christmas experience. Estate-grown Christmas trees sparkle in the Great Court and sumptuous decorations adorn the State Rooms and splendid halls. See the Palace and its courtyards turned into a winter wonderland, with glowing fires providing a warm welcome. Wreaths and miniature trees add to the traditional Christmas atmosphere in the Great Hall and Long Library. Dine tonight at your hotel in the scenic Peak District. (BB D) Hotel: Barcelo Buxton Palace (F) DAY 4 BUXTON SIGHTSEEING F Explore the scenic spa town of Bakewell in the heart of the Peak District National Park. Celebrate the spirit of Christmas with a guided tour of magnificent Chatsworth House, which is magically transformed for the festive season. Admire the grand halls and rooms bedecked with exquisite lights and decorations, and see a wonderful display inspired by classic Christmas carols. Enjoy a sumptuous two-course Highlight Christmas Lunch with all the trimmings. (BB HL) DAY 5 BUXTON – WEDGWOOD – STRATFORD-UPON-AVON I Stop in Stoke-on-Trent for a visit to the Wedgwood Fine Bone China Factory. Enjoy a Local Specialty demonstration on the manufacture of this beautiful porcelain. Later indulge in a delicious traditional English Cream Tea. This afternoon travel to Stratford-upon-Avon for free time for sightseeing and Christmas shopping. (BB) Hotel: Mercure Shakespeare (F) DAY 6 STRATFORD-UPON-AVON – LONDON Stratford-upon-Avon is steeped in history and culture. Visit the house where William Shakespeare was born and raised. See Anne Hathaway’s cottage where she lived before marrying the Bard. Stop in Oxford for a short walk in this city famed for its university. Visit one of the prestigious colleges (when open). Later return to London where your Christmas adventure comes to an end. (BB) DAY 7 LONDON – USA D Time to bid farewell to England at the end of this Christmas spectacular. A London Airport shuttle service is available. Conditions apply. See page 73 for further details. (BB)

CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR

• London Admire the city’s Christmas lights and decorations on an orientation tour. • Blenheim Palace Visit this magnificent stately home. • Buxton Discover the spa town in Derbyshire. • Bakewell Explore this quaint town in the heart of the Peak District. • Chatsworth Guided visit of Chatsworth House. • Stratford-upon-Avon Visit Shakespeare’s birthplace and see Anne Hathaway’s cottage.

Ends USA

Start

Duration: 7 Days Pace: Comfortable

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS

Starts USA

Sightseeing stops

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London & Paris

Q

WALES

ENGLAND

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS

North Sea

LONDON 4

• London Sightseeing tour includes views of Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. • Windsor Enjoy an included visit to the Castle with time to shop. • Paris Sightseeing includes ascent of the Eiffel Tower and views of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Champs Élysées.

HOLLAND Channel Tunnel

English Channel

DINING HIGHLIGHTS

BELGIUM

• Buffet breakfast daily. (BB)

Eurostar Train

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Eurostar from London to Paris including associated transfers. • The services of a Local Host in London and Paris. • 5 An expert Local Guide in London and Paris. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • London Airport Shuttle and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. See the panel below. • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing in Paris.

9 Days from $1485 Reference: WLLP Starts USA

q q q

Ends USA

Land Only

Fri 26 Oct

Sat 3 Nov

1650

Fri 2 Nov Fri 9 Nov Fri 16 Nov Fri 23 Nov Fri 30 Nov

Sat 10 Nov Sat 17 Nov Sat 24 Nov Sat 1 Dec Sat 8 Dec

1535 1535 1535 1535 1535

Fri 7 Dec Sat 15 Dec Sat 15 Dec Sun 23 Dec Sat 22 Dec Sun 30 Dec Fri 28 Dec Sat 5 Jan

1535 1485 1499 1499

2013 Fri 4 Jan

Sat 12 Jan

1485

Starts USA

f

Ends USA

Land Only

Fri 11 Jan Fri 18 Jan Fri 25 Jan

Sat 19 Jan Sat 26 Jan Sat 2 Feb

1485 1485 1485

Fri 1 Feb Fri 8 Feb Fri 15 Feb Fri 22 Feb

Sat 9 Feb Sat 16 Feb Sat 23 Feb Sat 2 Mar

1485 1485 1535 1535

Fri 1 Mar Fri 8 Mar Fri 15 Mar Fri 22 Mar Fri 29 Mar

Sat 9 Mar Sat 16 Mar Sat 23 Mar Sat 30 Mar Sat 6 Apr

1535 1535 1535 1650 1565

Single Room Supplement 26 Oct 12 & 22 Mar 13 Other departures

$650 $570

Please note: Guaranteed room share is not available on this trip. Please note: No triple rooms are available on this trip. Airport Transfers: A London Airport Shuttle service is available. Please see page 73 for details. Conditions apply. Transfers in Paris will arrive at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport at 8.00am and 11.30am.

❤ Note: Celebrate Valentine's Day in romantic Paris on the 8 February. 2013 departure. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details, transfers and extra night accommodation, please see pages 12-13 and 73.

D *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 73 for full details.

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Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

LUXEMBOURG

PARIS 3

FRANCE

Overnight stays

Sightseeing stops

Duration: 9 Days Pace: Relaxed * DAY 1 DEPART USA

Start

End

3

D Overnight flight to London.

DAY 2 TO DAY 5 LONDON (4 NIGHTS) 5 Experience London - from the pomp and pageantry of the Royal Horse Guards to the welcoming pubs and bustling markets – this city has it all. Relax after check-in or spend time exploring the sights and sounds of London. On your first full day in London, your expert Local Guide takes you on a morning sightseeing tour including views of the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. On your second full day enjoy an excursion to Windsor, with an included visit to the castle and time to shop. The rest of the time is yours to enjoy as you please. Stroll through Hyde Park, visit the dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum, have lunch in Covent Garden or explore Camden Markets. Shop in the West End, Bond Street and Knightsbridge, enjoy a top stage production or take a trip outside of the city to the pretty Cotswold’s – your options are endless and your Trafalgar Local Host will be available to suggest activities or to help with organizing any excursions during your stay. (BB/BB/BB/BB) Hotel: Thistle Euston (F) DAY 6 TO DAY 8 LONDON – EUROSTAR – PARIS (3 NIGHTS) 5 Transfer to St. Pancras International Station in London and board the Eurostar, a high-speed train service, to Gare du Nord in central Paris. On arrival in the French capital, you are transferred to your hotel for three nights in this vibrant city. The next morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Paris with an expert Local Guide which includes an ascent to the second level of the Eiffel Tower, a wonderful drive up the Champs Élysées to the Arc de Triomphe and views of Notre Dame Cathedral. Afterwards, you are free to do as you please. There is time to sample a pâtisserie, to shop in the chic French boutiques or to enjoy a visit to the Palace of Versailles or the Louvre – the choice is yours. This evening, why not take in a spectacular Parisian cabaret? (BB/BB/BB) Hotel: Novotel Tour Eiffel (F) DAY 9 PARIS – USA D After breakfast, bid your new-found friends ‘au revoir’ a s your city break comes to an end. Transfers to Charles De Gaulle airport are available. Conditions apply.

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FAMILY EXPERIENCES

15, 22 & 28 December 2012 – will include ice-skating at Winter Wonderland, a ride on the London Eye and ticket to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. On these departures quad rooms are available for families with young children. Reduction per person in quad room is $340. Check with your travel agent for family discounts available for the other room types. Trip price supplement per person $150 (15 Dec), $135 (22 Dec) & $150 (28 Dec). Hotels: London - Holiday Inn King's Cross (F), Paris - Novotel Tour Eiffel (F)


Paris & Rome BELGIUM

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS

POLAND

GERMANY

LUXEMBOURG

PARIS 3

• Paris Sightseeing includes ascent of the Eiffel Tower and views of Notre Dame Cathedral. • Rome Sightseeing includes views of the Forum, Colosseum, Circus Maximus and a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica.

CZECH REPUBLIC SLOVENIA

FRANCE

SWITZERLAND

AUSTRIA HUNGARY

DINING HIGHLIGHTS

SLOVENIA

ROMANIA

CROATIA

ITALY

• Buffet breakfast daily. (BB)

BOSNIA

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Flight from Paris to Rome including associated transfers. • The services of a Local Host in Paris and Rome. • 5 Local Guide in Paris and Rome. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport arrival transfers and Rome Fiumicino Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. See the panel below. • J Audio Headset For all guided visits and included sightseeing.

SPAIN

Mediterranean Sea

Adriatic Sea

CORSICA

SERBIA

ROME 4 ALBANIA

SARDINIA

Overnight stays

Sightseeing stops

Duration: 9 Days Pace: Relaxed

Start

End

S

* DAY 1 DEPART USA D Overnight flight to Paris.

Starts USA

Ends USA

Land Only

Tue 30 Oct Wed 7 Nov

1625

Tue 6 Nov Tue 13 Nov Tue 20 Nov Tue 27 Nov

Wed 14 Nov Wed 21 Nov Wed 28 Nov Wed 5 Dec

1625 1625 1625 1625

Tue 4 Dec Tue 11 Dec Wed 19 Dec Wed 26 Dec

Wed 12 Dec Wed 19 Dec Thu 27 Dec Thu 3 Jan

1625 1625 1625 1750

2013 Tue 1 Jan Wed 9 Jan Tue 8 Jan Wed 16 Jan Tue 15 Jan Wed 23 Jan

1625 1625 1625

Starts USA

Ends USA

Tue 22 Jan Wed 30 Jan Tue 29 Jan Wed 6 Feb

Land Only

1625 1625

Tue 5 Feb f Tue 12 Feb Tue 19 Feb Tue 26 Feb

Wed 13 Feb Wed 20 Feb Wed 27 Feb Wed 6 Mar

1625 1625 1625 1625

Tue 5 Mar Tue 12 Mar Tue 19 Mar Tue 26 Mar

Wed 13 Mar Wed 20 Mar Wed 27 Mar Wed 3 Apr

1625 1625 1625 1799

Tue 2 Apr

Wed 10 Apr

1799

Single Room Supplement 26 Mar 13 - 2 Apr 13 Other departures

$640 $520

Please note: Guaranteed room share is not available on this trip. The above prices include internal airfares and are accurate as of 1 March 2012. For up to date pricing please visit our website. Please note: No triple rooms are available on this trip. Free airport transfers: Transfers on Day 2 at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport will operate at 8.00am, 11.00am and 2.00pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the first hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7.00am and 9.30am. ❤ Note: Celebrate Valentine’s Day in romantic Paris on the 12 February 2013 departure. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details, transfers and extra night accommodation, please see pages 12-13 and 73.

D *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 73 for full details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

DAY 5 FLIGHT FROM PARIS TO ROME (4 NIGHTS) D After breakfast, transfer to the airport for a short flight to Rome, the Eternal City. On arrival, you are transferred to your hotel, home for the next four nights! Spend the evening exploring or simply relax and watch the world go by. (BB/BB/BB/BB) Hotel: Una Hotel (F) DAY 6 ROME SIGHTSEEING 5 This morning, your expert Local Guide brings the city to life with a half day sightseeing tour featuring views of the Forum, the Colosseum and Circus Maximus as well as a visit to St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City. Spend the rest of the day as you please. DAY 7 TO DAY 8 ROME FREE TIME Spend two full days exploring this exciting city. From Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel to the elegant shops on the Via Condotti and from the ancient Forum to the colorful Piazza Navona, Rome is yours to discover. In the evenings, savor the city’s mouth-watering cuisine at the restaurant of your choice. DAY 9 ROME – USA D Say ‘arrivederci’ to Rome and your companions at the end of a memorable vacation in Paris and Rome. Transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino Airport for your return flight home. Conditions apply.

Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris

CITY BREAKS

9 Days from $1625 Reference: WPAR

DAY 2 TO DAY 4 PARIS (3 NIGHTS) 5 Welcome to Paris! After check-in, there is time to relax and unwind. On your first morning, your expert Local Guide takes you on a fascinating sightseeing tour. Ascend the Eiffel Tower to the second level for amazing views of Paris. Drive along the Champs Élysées to the Arc de Triomphe and enjoy views of Notre Dame Cathedral. Spend the rest of your time sightseeing and shopping in smart boutiques. Visit world-class museums such as the Louvre or perhaps take an excursion to the Palace of Versailles. Sample the local cuisine and maybe see a renowned Parisian cabaret! (BB/BB/BB) Hotel: Novotel Tour Eiffel (F)

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London, Paris & Rome WALES

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS

ENGLAND

LONDON 3

• London Sightseeing tour includes views of the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. • Paris Sightseeing includes views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral and the ascent of the Eiffel Tower. • Rome Sightseeing includes a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica and views of the Forum, Colosseum and Circus Maximus.

Channel Tunnel

English Channel

HOLLAND

BELGIUM

GERMANY

Eurostar Train PARIS 3

CZECH REPUBLIC

SLOVENIA

FRANCE

DINING HIGHLIGHTS

AUSTRIA

SWITZERLAND

HUNGARY

• Buffet breakfast daily. (BB)

SLOVENIA

ITALY

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS

BOSNIA

• First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Eurostar high-speed train journey from London to Paris. • Flight from Paris to Rome including associated transfers. • The services of a Local Host in London, Paris and Rome. • 5 Local Guide in London, Paris and Rome. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • London Airport Shuttle and Rome Fiumicino Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. See the panel below. • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing in Paris and Rome.

11 Days from $2035 Reference: WLPR Starts USA

Ends USA

Land Only

Starts USA

Ends USA

Land Only

Sat 27 Oct

Tue 6 Nov

2165

Sat 3 Nov Sat 10 Nov Sat 17 Nov Sat 24 Nov

Tue 13 Nov Tue 20 Nov Tue 27 Nov Tue 4 Dec

2065 2065 2065 2065

Sat 12 Jan Sat 19 Jan Sat 26 Jan

Tue 22 Jan Tue 29 Jan Tue 5 Feb

2035 2035 2035

Sat 1 Dec Tue 11 Dec Sat 8 Dec Tue 18 Dec Sun 16 Dec Wed 26 Dec Sun 23 Dec Wed 2 Jan Sat 29 Dec Tue 8 Jan

2065 2065 2065 2199 2065

Sat 2 Feb f Sat 9 Feb Sat 16 Feb Sat 23 Feb

Tue 12 Feb Tue 19 Feb Tue 26 Feb Tue 5 Mar

2035 2035 2065 2065

Sat 2 Mar Sat 9 Mar Sat 16 Mar Sat 23 Mar Sat 30 Mar

Tue 12 Mar Tue 19 Mar Tue 26 Mar Tue 2 Apr Tue 9 Apr

2075 2075 2075 2199 2199

2013 Sat 5 Jan

Tue 15 Jan

2035

Single Room Supplement 23 Mar 13 27 Oct 12, 23 Dec 12 & 30 Mar 13 Other departures

$780 $740 $680

Please note: Guaranteed room share is not available on this trip. All prices are per person, twin share The above prices include internal airfares and are accurate as of 1 March 2012. For up to date pricing please visit our website. Please note: No triple rooms are available on this trip. Airport Transfers: A London Airport Shuttle service is available. Please see page 73 for details. Conditions apply. Return transfers on the last travel day in Rome will arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7.00am and 9.30am. ❤ Note: Celebrate Valentine's Day in romantic Paris on the 9 February 2013 departure. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details, transfers and extra night accommodation, please see pages 12-13 and 73.

D *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 73 for full details.

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CROATIA

Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

SPAIN

Overnight stays

Mediterranean Sea

Sightseeing stops

Duration: 11 Days Pace: Relaxed

Start

CORSICA

End

3 ROME

SARDINIA

* DAY 1 DEPART USA D Overnight flight to London.

DAY 2 TO DAY 4 LONDON (3 NIGHTS) 5 Unwind after check-in or spend time exploring the sights and sounds of London, one of the liveliest cities in the world! Your first full day in London starts with an introductory morning sightseeing tour, with an expert Local Guide, featuring Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. The rest of your time in London is yours to do as you please. Consider a stroll through Hyde Park, see the dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum or have lunch at Tate Modern. Shop in the West End, Bond Street and Knightsbridge, and then perhaps finish with a top stage production in the West End! (BB/BB/BB) Hotel: Thistle Euston (F) DAY 5 TO DAY 7 LONDON – EUROSTAR – PARIS (3 NIGHTS) 5 Transfer to St. Pancras International Station and board the Eurostar high-speed train service to Gare du Nord in central Paris. Later, after hotel check-in, take some time to relax and start to explore. The next day, your sightseeing tour with an expert Local Guide includes superb views across the city from the second level of the Eiffel Tower, a wonderful drive up the Champs Élysées to the Arc de Triomphe and views of Notre Dame Cathedral. Take time afterwards to shop in chic boutiques or perhaps visit the splendid Palace of Versailles or the Louvre. This evening, why not dine on the Left Bank and see a spectacular Parisian cabaret? (BB/BB/BB) Hotel: Novotel Tour Eiffel (F) DAY 8 FLIGHT FROM PARIS TO ROME (3 NIGHTS) D After breakfast, transfer to the airport for a short flight to Rome, the Eternal City. Check-in, then why not spend your evening sampling delicious local food and relaxing? (BB/BB/BB) Hotel: Una Hotel (F) DAY 9 TO DAY 10 ROME SIGHTSEEING 5 You have two full days to explore this exciting city. On the first morning, your sightseeing tour with your expert Local Guide includes views of the Forum, Colosseum and Circus Maximus, renowned in ancient Rome for chariot racing. Afterwards, explore St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. Spend the rest of your time as you please. Admire everything that Rome has to offer, from Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel to elegant shops on Via Condotti. In the evenings, perhaps savor Italy’s mouth-watering cuisine at the restaurant of your choice. DAY 11 ROME – USA D Say ‘arrivederci’ to Rome and your fellow travelers at the end of an inspiring vacation. Transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino airport for your return flight home. Conditions apply. (BB)


Winter in London London Eye at Christmas A SPECIAL TRAFALGAR PACKAGE WHICH INCLUDES SIGHTSEEING WITH AN EXPERT LOCAL GUIDE, A ONE DAY ORIGINAL LONDON HOP-ON HOP-OFF SIGHTSEEING TICKET PLUS FREE TRAVEL ON LONDON BUS AND UNDERGROUND FOR THREE DAYS.

Duration: 8 Days Pace: Relaxed

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS

* DAY 1 DEPART USA D Overnight flight to London.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • Buffet breakfast daily. (BB)

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • Selected hotel accommodation, which includes twin-bedded rooms with private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Services of Trafalgar’s London Reception Center. • 5 A qualified Local Guide in London. • FREE travel on Central London’s buses and Underground (subway) trains zones 1 & 2 for three days. • Tickets for a one day Original London hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. • A stylish wallet and travel documents. • London Airport Shuttle is available. Conditions apply.

8 Days from $750 Reference: See Below Vacations start daily 31 October 2012 to 30 March 2013 Ref Code:

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420

999 1065

550 600

Triple rooms are not available on this trip. Please note: Guaranteed room share and triple rooms are not available on this trip. All prices are per person, twin share. A London Heathrow Airport shuttle service is available. See page 73 for details. Conditions apply. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details, transfers and extra night accommodation, please see pages 12-13 and 73.

D *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 73 for full details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

DAY 2 TO DAY 7 LONDON (6 NIGHTS) 5 Welcome to one of the most exciting cities in the world! As any Londoner will tell you, the city comes into its own during what is traditionally called the off-season − autumn, winter and spring. Fewer tourists means more space and time to enjoy the historic sights, galleries and museums that this magnificent capital city has to offer. The best theater tickets are more readily available plus you’ll have the opportunity to grab some excellent bargains in the January sales. Trafalgar offers very special prices, making a trip to London essential during the off-season. See some of London’s biggest sights during your included half day sightseeing tour with an expert Local Guide − Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. Your tour ends in Central London, leaving you free to explore on your own. Consider visiting the British Museum. Or discover the City of London’s business district and the Tower of London. Visit Madame Tussauds or browse through the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square. Don’t miss the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. Take a River Thames cruise to Greenwich, home of the Royal Maritime Museum and the Cutty Sark. Shopping is world-class in London. Major department stores line Oxford Street and Regent Street. A host of designer brands adorn Bond Street and the Burlington Arcade. Antiques and curiosities are at Camden Market, Portobello Road and Chelsea’s fashionable Kings Road. Don’t forget to stop off at Harrods and the boutiques of Knightsbridge. Make the most of your stay with a choice of optional excursions available to you. From Windsor Castle to Oxford’s ornate colleges and the place of Shakespeare’s birth, Stratford-upon-Avon, any number of excursions can be arranged for you. Trafalgar’s London Week also includes tickets for the Original London Sightseeing Hop-on Hop-off tour plus the added bonus of three days’ included free travel on the city’s central bus and underground network. (BREAKFAST DAILY) DAY 8 LONDON – USA D Bid farewell to this exciting capital city after your memorable stay. (BB)

CITY BREAKS

• Half day sightseeing includes Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Big Ben.

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Simply Italy Square of Miracles, Pisa

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Specialty Tuscan lunch experience with wine made with locally sourced fresh produce. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Guide For included sightseeing in Rome and Florence. • I Local Specialty Visit a traditional glass-blowing factory in Venice.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Rome View the Forum and Circus Maximus. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Colosseum. • Venice Canal cruise by private launch. View St. Mark’s Square, the Basilica, the Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. • Pisa View the Leaning Tower in the Square of Miracles and see the Cathedral and its Baptistery. • Florence See the Cathedral and Signoria Square and view Ponte Vecchio. Admire Florentine leatherwork and enjoy views from Piazzale Michelangelo. • Siena Visit this medieval Tuscan city. Orientation includes the Piazza del Campo.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS

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* DAY 1 DEPART USA D Overnight flight to Rome.

DAY 2 ARRIVE ROME (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Rome! Spend the day relaxing or exploring this ancient city on your own. This evening enjoy a Welcome Reception with your Travel Director and fellow travelers. Afterwards, enjoy a drive to see the city lights and finish with a stroll through Piazza Navona featuring the famous Fountain of the Four Rivers. (WR) Hotel: Aran Mantegna (F) DAY 3 ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 Your expert Local Guide gives you an overview of the historical significance of the Vatican Museums during your included guided visit of the Sistine Chapel. See Michelangelo’s frescoed ceiling, believed to be his crowning achievement. Admire St. Peter’s Basilica, featuring the Pietà by Michelangelo, a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture. See the colorful Papal Swiss Guards in St. Peter’s Square. Cross the River Tiber to ancient Rome and see the Palazzo Venezia, built as a residence for the cardinals in the 15th century and the Campidoglio. Travel along the Via Sacra past the Roman Forum, visit the breathtaking Colosseum, an iconic symbol of Imperial Rome. See the Circus Maximus, an ancient chariot racing stadium which sits in the valley between the Aventine and Palantine Hills. Spend the rest of the day as you choose. Consider visiting the Catacombs or relax at a café on the Via Veneto and watch the world drift by. This evening, you might like to dine at one of the excellent trattorias dotted around the city. (BB)

• 7 hot buffet breakfasts. • B Be My Guest lunch in Florence. • 3 evening meals: ▪ E Welcome Reception including light snacks and Welcome Drinks with your Travel Director in Rome. ▪ N 1 three-course dinner with local wine. ▪ F Farewell Dinner with wine in Rome.

DAY 4 ROME – VENICE (2 NIGHTS) N Travel through scenic Umbria and see the impressive hilltop towns of Orte and Orvieto before entering into Tuscany. Make your way past Chianti vineyards and terraced olive groves before crossing over the forested Apennine hills. Arrive later in Venice - one of the most unique and serene cities in the world. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Continental (F)

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS

DAY 5 VENICE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME I A visit to the magical city of Venice would not be complete without

• First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an onboard restroom. • The services of a professional multi-lingual Travel Director throughout your journey. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • Complimentary airport transfers are provided at Rome Fiumicino on Days 2 and 9. Conditions apply. See departure panel on page opposite. • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing. • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book.

Glass blowing, Venice


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CROATIA

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Pisa

2

FLORENCE

Siena

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1675 1675

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1965

AUSTRIA

SLOVENIA

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an orientation cruise by private motor launch along the Giudecca and over to St. Mark’s Square, with views of the Doge’s Palace and the renowned Bridge of Sighs. Witness a Local Specialty demonstration of the ancient art of Murano glass-blowing in one of the city’s oldest workshops. Then there’s time on your own to join the various optional activities on offer or to explore the labyrinth of streets and canals. (BB) DAY 6 VENICE – PISA – FLORENCE (2 NIGHTS) This morning cross the Veneto plains then travel over the steep Apennine Mountains to the city of Pisa. See the incredible Leaning Tower and the amazing carved marble Cathedral and Baptistery in the Square of Miracles. Later, travel through the province of Tuscany to Renaissance Florence for your two-night stay. (BB) Hotel: Mediterraneo (F)

Sun 13 Jan Sun 20 Jan

Triple Room Reduction

Single Room Supplement 2 Feb 13 - 9 Feb, 30 Mar 13 - 6 Apr 13 Other departures

$390 $330

Early Payment Discount 10 months

$125 6 months

2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to $100 p.p. Young Traveler Discount

$30

$85 $170

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

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR’S EVE HIGHLIGHTS The 22 December 2012 departure will celebrate Christmas the ‘Italian way’ in Venice. Enjoy a traditional festive meal with all the trimmings. Christmas in Venice is simply unforgettable. The 29 December 2012 departure will celebrate New Year’s Eve in Rome. After a delicious meal in a local trattoria with wine, celebrate by witnessing the spectacular fireworks. A late night transfer to the hotel will be provided after the festivities. This special celebration dinner will replace the included dinner in Venice on Day 4. For Trafalgar’s great savings and discounts, air details and extra night accommodation, please see pages 12-13 and page 73.

D *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 73 for full details.

DAY 7 FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 B Your expert Local Guide shows you the multi-colored Duomo, Ponte Vecchio and Piazza Signoria during your guided walking tour. Enjoy a panoramic view over the city from Piazzale Michelangelo before free time to shop for high quality leather and gold. Alternatively consider visiting the Fine Arts Academy to see the famous statue of David by Michelangelo. Today enjoy an authentic Be My Guest Tuscan lunch experience made with locally sourced fresh produce. (BB BG)

before returning to the Eternal City of Rome. This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and fellow travelers. (BB FD) Hotel: Executive Style (F)

DAY 8 FLORENCE – SIENA – ROME F Drive through the Chianti vineyards to the medieval city of Siena. Here an orientation includes the Piazza del Campo, scene of the annual Palio horse races. There is time at leisure to shop for Tuscan specialties

DAY 9 ROME – USA D Say ‘arrivederci’ to your Travel Director and fellow travelers at the end of this remarkable Italian vacation. Airport transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino. Conditions apply. (BB)

Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome

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Duration: 9 Days Pace: Comfortable

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Great Italian Cities

OQ Florence

Insider Experiences • B Be My Guest Enjoy a delicious dinner with wine in Tuscany at an organic olive oil estate. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Guide For included sightseeing in Rome, Assisi, Florence, Bologna and Venice. • I Local Specialty Visit a traditional glass-blowing factory in Venice. • m Small Group Sightseeing In Venice, enjoy an expert guided walking tour with a group size of no more than 25 guests to enhance your experience.

Sightseeing Highlights • Rome Visit the Colosseum, Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica. See the Roman Forum. • Assisi Visit St. Francis’ Basilica. Visit the Church of St. Mary of the Angels. • Florence Guided walking tour of the city. View Ponte Vecchio. Visit the Academy of Fine Arts including Michelangelo’s David. • Pisa See the Leaning Tower. • Bologna Guided tour includes the Kissing Towers. • Venice Canal cruise by private launch. Guided walking tour of Secret Venice to the Rialto Bridge and famous fish market. See St. Mark’s Square, the Byzantine Basilica, Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs.

Dining Highlights • 9 hot buffet breakfasts. • 4 evening meals: ▪ E Welcome Reception including light snacks and Welcome Drinks with your Travel Director in Rome. ▪ N 1 three-course dinner with local wine. ▪ B Be My Guest dinner in Tuscany. ▪ F Farewell Dinner with wine in Venice.

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• First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury airconditioned coach with reclining seats and an onboard restroom. • The services of a professional multi-lingual Travel Director throughout your journey. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • Complimentary airport transfers are provided at Rome Fiumicino on Day 2 and to Venice Marco Polo on Day 11. Conditions apply. See departure panel on page opposite. • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing. • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book.

* DAY 1 DEPART USA D Overnight flight to Rome

DAY 2 ARRIVE ROME (3 NIGHTS) E 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 ideal opportunity to get to know everyone! An orientation drive will take you to view St. Peter’s Basilica - the perfect start to your Italian vacation! (WR) Hotel: Cicerone (SF) DAY 3 ROME SIGHTSEEING 5 Your included sightseeing tour with an expert Local Guide starts at the Vatican Museums. Admire Michelangelo’s magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica, a Renaissance masterpiece! Your guided tour continues across the Tiber River. See the Forum, center of daily life in ancient Rome. Visit the Colosseum, the largest in the Roman Empire. See the Circus Maximus where Ben Hurstyle chariot racing took place. Spend free time discovering more of the city or relax at a pavement café and watch the world go by. (BB) DAY 4 ROME − AT LEISURE Spend today sightseeing on your own or consider an excursion to the renowned excavations at Pompeii, close to the Bay of Naples. This evening, why not throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain and make a wish. (BB) DAY 5 ROME – ASSISI – FLORENCE (3 NIGHTS) 5 Drive north to the mystical town of Assisi on the slopes of Mount Subasio. Your expert Local Guide shows you all the sights. Visit St. Francis’ Basilica and see Giotto’s enchanting frescoes. Visit the Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli, which stands on the site where St. Francis died. Arrive later in Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. (BB) Hotel: Ambasciatori (F) DAY 6 FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING 5 Learn about Florence’s rich cultural history during your sightseeing tour with an expert Local Guide. See Piazza 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. Finish with an included visit to the Academy of Fine Arts, home of Michelangelo’s statue of David. (BB) DAY 7 FLORENCE – EXCURSION TO PISA B Cross the Arno Valley to Pisa, a former maritime city on the Ligurian Sea. In the Square 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 cemetry, built on soil brought from Calvary in the Holy Land. Return to Florence and spend free time shopping for souvenirs such as high quality leather and 18-carat gold jewelry. Join your companions this evening for a delicious


SLOVENIA

VENICE 3 Gulf of Venice

Bologna FRANCE

CROATIA

ITALY Gulf of Genoa Pisa

3 FLORENCE

Assisi

Adriatic Sea

CORSICA

Tyrrhenian Sea

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Be My Guest dinner at an Italian villa located on an ancient olive oil estate. (BB BG) DAY 8 FLORENCE – BOLOGNA – VENICE (3 NIGHTS) 5 N 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 an expert Local Guide includes views of the Kissing Towers, which lean towards each other, seemingly poised to embrace. Later, cross the Veneto plains to Venice, a Byzantine city constructed in a lagoon with 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! (BB D) Hotel: Continental (F) DAY 9 VENICE – CANAL CRUISE AND ORIENTATION I 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. Stroll across St. Mark’s Square to one of the oldest glass-blowing workshops on the islands to see a Local Specialty demonstration of this ancient craft. 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 lunch. (BB) DAY 10 SECRET VENICE WALKING TOUR & VISIT TO THE MARKET 5 m F Your boat trip along the Grand Canal to the Rialto Bridge with your expert Local Guide is lively and engaging. Explore the colorful centuries-old fish market on your Small Group Sightseeing walking tour, which continues through the narrow streets. See the beautiful architecture, including Marco Polo’s house. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Celebrate this evening with your fellow travelers at a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant. (BB FD)

11 Days from $2085 Reference: WGIC Starts USA

Ends USA

Land Only

Starts USA

Ends USA

Land Only

Thu 31 Jan

Sun 10 Feb

2299

Thu 14 Feb Thu 28 Feb

Sun 24 Feb Sun 10 Mar

2085 2250

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Sun 17 Mar Sun 24 Mar Sun 31 Mar Sun 7 Apr

2250 2085 2350 2350

Thu 4 Apr Thu 11 Apr

Sun 14 Apr Sun 21 Apr

2299 2299

Thu 1 Nov Thu 8 Nov Thu 15 Nov Thu 22 Nov Thu 29 Nov

Sun 11 Nov Sun 18 Nov Sun 25 Nov Sun 2 Dec Sun 9 Dec

2085 2085 2085 2085 2085

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Sun 16 Dec Sun 23 Dec Sun 30 Dec Sun 6 Jan 2013 Sun 13 Jan Sun 27 Jan

2085 2085 2199 2450

q Thu 3 Jan Thu 17 Jan

2085 2085

Triple Room Reduction

Single Room Supplement 31 Jan 13 & 21 Mar 13 - 11 Apr 13 Other departures

$490 $420

Early Payment Discount 10 months

$155 6 months

2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to $123 p.p. Young Traveler Discount

$60

$105

$210

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Family Experiences – In addition to our regular departures on these dates we will also run Family Experiences on 13, 20 & 27 December 2012 and 3 January 2013 – will include a Rome Past and Present book, a pizza making lesson in Rome, ice-cream tasting in Florence & carnival mask painting in Venice. On these departures quad rooms are available for families with young children. Reduction per person in quad room is $195. Check with your travel agent for family discounts available for other room types. Trip price reduction per person $60 (13 Dec), $75 (20 Dec), $225 (27 Dec), $60 (3 Jan 2013). Hotels: Rome – Aran Mantegna (F), Florence – Mediterraneo (F), Venice – Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana (F) Airport Transfers Transfers on arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the first hotel. Return transfers from the last hotel will arrive at Venice Airport at 8am and 9.30am.

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR’S EVE HIGHLIGHTS The 20 December 2012 departure will celebrate Christmas the ‘Italian way’ in Florence. Enjoy a traditional festive meal with all the trimmings in this magnificent Renaissance city – it will be a Christmas to remember forever. This special meal will replace the included dinner in Venice on Day 8. The 27 December 2012 departure will celebrate New Year’s Eve in Florence. After a delicious meal in a local trattoria with wine, celebrate by toasting your newfound friends with a glass of ‘prosecco’. A late night transfer to the hotel will be provided after the festivities. This special meal will replace the included dinner in Venice on Day 8. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra night accommodation please see pages 12-13 and 73.

D *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 73 for full details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

DAY 11 VENICE – USA D Say ‘arrivederci’ to Italy and your newfound friends at the end of your memorable Italian vacation! Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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Piazza Navona, Rome

ITALY : AT LEISURE

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Italian Discovery Grand Canal, Venice

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • 5 Be My Guest Specialty Tuscan dinner with wine in a spectacular setting overlooking the Chianti hills. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Guide For included sightseeing in Rome, Florence, Milan, Bologna and Assisi. • I Local Specialty Visit a traditional glass-blowing factory in Venice.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Rome Sightseeing tour includes views of the Forum and Circus Maximus. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Colosseum. • Florence See the Duomo, Baptistery and Piazza Signoria. View Ponte Vecchio. Panoramic city views from Piazza Michelangelo. • Pisa View the Leaning Tower and Square of Miracles. • Turin Orientation includes Antonelliana building and Piazza San Carlo. • Italian Lakes See beautiful Lake Maggiore. • Milan Sightseeing includes the Galleria, the Gothic Cathedral and La Scala Opera House. • Pavia Visit the Cistercian Abbey. • Verona See Juliet’s balcony and the Roman Arena. • Venice Cruise by private launch. See St. Mark’s Square, the Byzantine Basilica, the Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. • Ferrara Visit the medieval city. • Bologna See Neptune’s Fountain and the Kissing Towers. • Assisi Sightseeing includes St. Francis’ Basilica.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 9 hot buffet breakfasts. • 5 evening meals: ▪ E Welcome Reception including light snacks and Welcome Drinks with your Travel Director in Rome. ▪ N 2 three-course dinners with local wine. ▪ B Be My Guest dinner in Florence. ▪ F Farewell Dinner with wine in Rome.

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• First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an onboard restroom. • The services of a professional multi-lingual Travel Director throughout your journey. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • Complimentary airport transfers are provided at Rome Fiumicino on Day 2 and on Day 11. Conditions apply. See departure panel on page opposite. • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing. • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book.

* DAY 1 DEPART USA D Overnight flight to Rome.

DAY 2 ARRIVE ROME (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City! Relax after your journey or perhaps take a stroll through this historic city. Join your Travel Director and fellow travelers later for a Welcome Reception. Then, an evening orientation drive will take you to admire and view the magnificent St. Peter’s Basilica - a perfect start to your Italian Discovery! (WR) Hotel: Ateneo Garden Palace (F) DAY 3 ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 Marvel at Michelangelo’s beautiful frescoed ceiling during your visit of the Sistine Chapel with an expert Local Guide. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, one of the most famous Christian sites in the world. Across the Tiber in ancient Rome, admire the Forum. Visit the Colosseum and see the remains of the Circus Maximus, where chariot races were held. Spend free time shopping, seeing museums or relaxing at a pavement café! Tonight you might like to dine at a typical Roman trattoria. (BB) DAY 4 ROME – FLORENCE 5 B Drive north through picturesque scenery to the Renaissance city of Florence in Tuscany. View the city in all its glory from Piazzale Michelangelo. Your expert Local Guide reveals Florence’s rich cultural heritage during your walking tour. See Piazza Signoria, with its impressive sculptures and imposing palazzi. See the marble Duomo and the famous Baptistery, renowned for its bronze doors with relief sculptures. View the ancient Ponte Vecchio, one of the most famous landmarks in Florence. Afterwards, explore on your own or shop for high quality leather and 18-carat gold jewelry. Tonight, enjoy an authentic and memorable Be My Guest dinner of delicious local specialties. (BB BG) Hotel: Croce di Malta (F)

Cathedral, Milan


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Verona

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Ferrara BOLOGNA 1

Pisa

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Ends USA

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Sun 4 Nov

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Triple Room Reduction

Single Room Supplement 25 Oct 12, 31 Jan 13 & 28 Mar - 11 Apr 13 Other departures

$570 $420

Early Payment Discount 10 months

$155 6 months

2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to $113 p.p. Young Traveler Discount

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DAY 5 FLORENCE – PISA – TURIN A short journey brings you to Pisa and the famous Leaning Tower in the Square of Miracles. There’s time for photos before you continue past the marble quarries of Carrara and the towns of Portofino, Rapallo and Genoa. In Turin, see the Antonelliana building and the Piazza San Carlo during your orientation tour. (BB) Hotel: Mercure Crystal Palace (F) DAY 6 TURIN – LAKE MAGGIORE – MILAN 5 N From Turin via Lake Maggiore - the most westerly of the three large pre-alpine Italian lakes - you arrive in Milan. Your expert Local Guide takes you on a tour of the city’s spectacular sights including the Galleria, the Gothic Cathedral and the renowned opera house La Scala. (BB D) Hotel: Ata Hotel Quark/NH Milano Touring (F) DAY 7 MILAN – PAVIA – VERONA – VENICE (2 NIGHTS) N Visit the Cistercian Abbey of Pavia, an important architectural monument. Later, stop in Verona, where Shakespeare based his most famous play, to see Juliet’s balcony and the 2,000 year old Roman arena, still in use today. Continue across the Veneto plains to the magical city of Venice. (BB D) Hotel: Al Sole (F) DAY 8 VENICE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME I View the Doge’s Palace and the Byzantine Basilica on your cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square. Watch a Local Specialty glassblowing demonstration at one of the oldest Murano workshops on the island. Spend free time afterwards as you wish. Relax in a café, shop for souvenirs or take an optional excursion to one of the islands in the lagoon! (BB)

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$105 $205

Airport Transfers Transfers on arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the first hotel. Return transfers from the last hotel will arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7.00am and 9.30am. 6 Please note: the departure on the 4 April 2013 will overnight in Baveno instead of Milan.

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR’S EVE HIGHLIGHTS The 20 December 2012 departure will celebrate Christmas the ‘Italian way’ in Milan. Enjoy a traditional festive meal with all the trimmings in this vibrant city. The 27 December 2012 departure will celebrate New Year’s Eve in Turin. After a delicious meal in a local trattoria with wine, celebrate by toasting your newfound friends with a glass of ‘prosecco’. A late night transfer to the hotel will be provided after the festivities. This special celebration dinner will replace the included dinner in Milan on Day 6. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra night accommodation please see pages 12-13 and 73.

D *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 73 for full details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

DAY 11 ROME – USA D Say ‘arrivederci’ to your newfound friends at the end of your memorable Italian vacation. Airport transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino. Conditions apply. (BB)

DAY 9 VENICE – FERRARA – BOLOGNA 5 Visit Ferrara, a city of artistic importance during the Renaissance. Later, in Bologna - famous for its university, architecture, fine sausages and hams - your expert Local Guide shows you the sights including Neptune’s fountain, the Kissing Towers and Piazza Maggiore. Don’t forget to sample the excellent local cuisine! (BB) Hotel: Mercure Bologna Centro (F) DAY 10 BOLOGNA – ASSISI – ROME 5 F Cross the dramatic Apennine Mountains to Assisi on the slopes of Mount Subasio. Enjoy a walking tour of St. Francis’ hometown with an expert Local Guide. See where he founded the Franciscan Order in 1208. Visit the magnificent Basilica and see the tomb of St. Francis. See the Church of St. Mary of the Angels which stands on the site of his death. Then travel south towards Rome, passing the scenic hilltop town of Orte. Tonight, join your companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner with wine. (BB FD) Hotel: Cicerone (F)

Kissing Towers, Bologna

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Real Italy Colosseum, Rome

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Visit a family home on a lemon farm and enjoy a delicious meal. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Specialty Visit a traditional glassblowing factory in Venice. • I Local Specialty Visit an inlaid wood workshop in Sorrento. • m Small Group Sightseeing In Pompeii, enjoy an expert guided visit to the excavations with a group size of no more than 25 guests to enhance your experience. • 5 Local Guide For included sightseeing in Rome, Florence, Isle of Capri, Pompeii.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Rome Explore the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City. Visit the Colosseum and see the Circus Maximus. • Venice Cruise by private motor launch to St. Mark’s Square, the Byzantine Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. • Verona See the Roman arena and Juliet’s balcony. • Florence View Signoria Square, Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo and Baptistery. Admire panoramic views from Piazzale Michelangelo. • Monte Cassino Visit the Commonwealth Cemetry. • Isle of Capri Discover the Isle of Capri (weather permitting) on your included roundtrip cruise. • Sorrento Visit an inlaid wood factory. • Pompeii Guided visit of the ancient excavations.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 9 hot buffet breakfasts. • 6 evening meals: ▪ E Welcome Reception with your Travel Director in Rome including light snacks and a Welcome Drink. ▪ N 2 three-course dinners with local wine. ▪ F Highlight dinner in Florence. ▪ B Be My Guest Dinner in Sorrento. ▪ F Farewell Dinner with wine in Rome.

* DAY 1 DEPART USA D Overnight flight to Rome.

DAY 2 ARRIVE ROME (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City! Unwind or take a stroll through ancient streets and soak up the ambience. This evening, meet for a Welcome Reception with your fellow travelers and Travel Director. (WR) Hotel: Aran Mantegna (F) DAY 3 ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 See the sights with your expert Local Guide. Visit the magnificent St. Peter’s Square, designed so the greatest number of people could see the Pope give his blessing. Explore the Basilica, one of the largest and most important religious sites on earth. On your way to Trastevere, see Tiburtina Island. Admire the Circus Maximus, the ancient site of chariot racing, set in a valley below the Aventine and Palatine Hills. Learn about gladiatorial combat and other public events that took place at the Colosseum on your guided visit. Spend the rest of the day as you choose. You might like to visit the ancient Catacombs along the old Appian Way. (BB) DAY 4 ROME SIGHTSEEING – VENICE (2 NIGHTS) 5 N Visit the Sistine Chapel with your expert Local Guide and see Michelangelo’s frescoed ceiling, believed by many to be his crowning achievement. Admire the scenery as you drive north from Rome past the hilltop towns of Orte and Orvieto into Tuscany. See the Chianti vineyards and the extensive olive groves before crossing through the Apennine hills and eventually reaching the flat plains of the Veneto region and magical Venice. (BB D) Hotel: Laguna Palace (F) DAY 5 VENICE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME I Venice − Queen of the Adriatic − was a maritime power and staging post for the Holy Crusades, and played a significant part in the

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an onboard restroom • The services of a professional multi-lingual Travel Director throughout your journey. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • Complimentary airport transfers are provided at Rome Fiumicino on Day 2 and on Day 11. Conditions apply. See departure panel on page opposite. • J Audio headset For all guided visits and included sightseeing. • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book.

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$105

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Renaissance. The history and culture of this unique city is revealed as you cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square. See the Byzantine Basilica, Bridge of Sighs and Doges’ Palace. Visit a Murano glassblowing workshop to see a Local Specialty demonstration of this ancient craft. Your afternoon is free to discover the delights of Venice or perhaps consider a seafood lunch at a local restaurant. (BB) DAY 6 VENICE – VERONA – FLORENCE (2 NIGHTS) 5 F A leisurely drive brings you to Verona, the setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. See the impressive Roman arena, the third largest in Italy, and Juliet’s balcony, close to Piazza della Erbe. To the south, through the beautiful landscape of Tuscany lies Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. Explore Piazza della Signoria and see the Ponte Vecchio during your walking tour, with commentary from your expert Local Guide. See the multi-colored Duomo, with a dome engineered by Brunelleschi, and see the Baptistery, with its towering bronze doors and relief sculptures. Tonight enjoy a Highlight Dinner in a local restaurant. (BB HD) Hotel: Croce di Malta/Grand Hotel Mediterraneo (F) DAY 7 FLORENCE − DAY TO EXPLORE Plan your day’s sightseeing as you wish. There are endless things to see in this fascinating city including the Academy of Fine Arts featuring Michelangelo’s statue of David, and the world-famous Uffizi Gallery. Florence is also renowned for luxury leather goods and 18-carat gold jewelry. This afternoon, you have the opportunity to take an excursion to San Gimignano, whose tall medieval towers can be seen from miles around. (BB) DAY 8 FLORENCE – MONTE CASSINO – SORRENTO (2 NIGHTS) Visit the Commonwealth Cemetry in Monte Cassino which lies below the famous Abbey that was the site of a fierce battle in May 1944. Continue south through the fertile Campania region to the Bay of Naples in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, and along the coast to Sorrento. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Johanna Park (F)

$210

Airport Transfers Transfers on arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the first hotel. Return transfers to Rome Fiumicino Airport will operate at 7am and 9.30am.

Monte Cassino Pompeii

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The 20 December 2012 departure will celebrate Christmas in Florence where you will enjoy a delicious festive meal with all the trimmings ‘Italian style’. Experience the atmosphere of this beautiful city at Christmas. The 28 December 2012 departure will celebrate New Year’s Eve in the enchanting city of Venice. Enjoy the party atmosphere and see the sky lit up with celebratory fireworks after a dinner of local specialties. A night to be remembered forever! For Trafalgar’s great savings and discounts, air details and extra night accommodation, please see pages 12-13 and page 73.

D *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 73 for full details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

DAY 10 SORRENTO – POMPEII – ROME 5 m F Explore the excavations at Pompeii which was preserved by lava when Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. Your expert Local Guide gives an historical commentary of day-to-day life in the city on your Small Group Sightseeing tour. Your Italian odyssey ends in Rome where you enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and companions. (BB FD) Hotel: Executive Style (F) DAY 11 ROME – USA D Say ‘arrivederci’ to Italy, your traveling companions and your Travel Director at the end of this memorable adventure. Airport transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino. Conditions apply.

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DAY 9 ISLE OF CAPRI EXCURSION AND FREE TIME 5 I B Accompanied by a Local Guide, cross the Bay of Naples by ferry to the Isle of Capri, where Emperor Tiberius built a series of villas and governed the Roman Empire for the last ten years of his life. Spend the afternoon sightseeing or consider an excursion to Anacapri which features magnificent views. Later in Sorrento, visit an inlaid wood-work factory for a short demonstration on the production of this Local Specialty. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a memorable Be My Guest dinner of delicious local ingredients prepared by a local family on a lemon farm. (BB BG)

Isle of Capri, Italy

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Best of Italy Isle of Capri

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Specialty dinner with wine on a working lemon farm in Sorrento. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Specialty Visit an inlaid wood workshop in Sorrento. • I Local Specialty Visit a traditional glassblowing factory in Venice. • 5 Local Guide For included sightseeing in Rome, Pompeii, Capri, Assisi, Milan and Florence.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Rome View the Forum and Circus Maximus. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Colosseum. • Monte Cassino Visit the Commonwealth War Cemetry. • Pompeii Visit the excavations. • Sorrento Cruise to the Isle of Capri. • Assisi Visit St. Francis’ Basilica. • Classe Visit the Church of St. Apollinaris and admire its mosaics. • Pomposa View the ancient Romanesque Abbey. • Venice Canal cruise by private launch. View St. Mark’s Square, the Basilica, the Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. • Verona See the Roman arena and Juliet’s balcony. • Milan † Guided tour includes Duomo, La Scala and the Galleria. • Pisa View the Leaning Tower. • Florence See the Cathedral and Signoria Square and view Ponte Vecchio. Admire Florentine leatherwork and then enjoy views from Piazzale Michelangelo. • Siena Visit this medieval Tuscan city, home of the Palio horse race. • † Note: Certain departures may visit Milan on Day 10.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 12 hot buffet breakfasts. • 7 evening meals: ▪ E Welcome Reception with your Travel Director in Rome including light snacks and a Welcome Drink. ▪ N 4 three-course dinners with local wine. ▪ B Be My Guest Dinner in Sorrento. ▪ F Farewell Dinner with wine in Rome.

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• First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an onboard restroom. • The services of a professional multi-lingual Travel Director throughout your journey. • Cruise to the Isle of Capri. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • Complimentary airport transfers are provided at Rome Fiumicino on Day 2 and on Day 14. Conditions apply. See departure panel on page opposite. • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing. • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book.

* DAY 1 DEPART USA D Overnight flight to Rome.

DAY 2 ARRIVE ROME (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City! Spend the rest of your day relaxing or take a leisurely stroll around the city. Join your companions and your Travel Director later for a Welcome Reception. Then enjoy an orientation drive to see St. Peter’s Basilica and other sights - a great introduction to this beautiful city. (WR) Hotel: Milton (F) DAY 3 ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 Visit St. Peter’s Basilica with your expert Local Guide, one of the most important Christian churches in the world. Across the Tiber, view the Forum, center of daily life in ancient Rome, and the Circus Maximus where chariot races were held. Later visit inside the mighty Colosseum. Then spend free time this afternoon seeing the sights of your choice. This evening, why not discover the city’s culinary delights? (BB) DAY 4 ROME – MONTE CASSINO - SORRENTO (2 NIGHTS) N Visit the Sistine Chapel this morning to see Michelangelo’s famous frescoed ceiling. Then travel south to the Commonwealth Cemetry in Monte Cassino which lies below the famous Abbey that was the site of a fierce battle in May 1944. Continue south through the fertile Campania region to the Bay of Naples in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, and along the coast to Sorrento. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Johanna Park (F) DAY 5 ISLE OF CAPRI EXCURSION I 5 B Witness the Local Specialty art of inlaid wood-working, for which Sorrento is famous. Later, embark on an included excursion by ferry to the Isle of Capri. See the local gardens and other sights during an orientation walk of Capri town with a Local Guide. Spend time exploring this lovely island on your own. Perhaps consider visiting the villa of the Swedish doctor, Axel Munthe. Join your companions this evening in Sorrento for a delicious Be My Guest dinner at a picturesque lemon farm. (BB BG) DAY 6 SORRENTO – POMPEII – ASSISI 5 N This morning, your expert Local Guide tells you all about the devastation caused by the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79 during your included walking tour of Pompeii. Assisi is your next destination. This mystical town is perched on the slopes of Mount Subasio overlooking the peaceful Umbrian landscape. Under the protection of St. Francis this city is still enclosed by medieval ramparts. Your Local Guide takes you on a walking tour, which includes a visit to the Basilica of St. Francis, famous for its frescoes depicting the life of this much-loved saint. Spend time afterwards exploring on your own and shopping for souvenirs. Dine at your hotel this evening. (BB D) Hotel: Ora Cenacolo (F)


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2475 2475 2499 2650 2799

Triple Room Reduction

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$700 $600

Early Payment Discount 10 months

$190 6 months

Pompeii

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DAY 7 ASSISI – CLASSE – VENICE (2 NIGHTS) N Driving north from Assisi, cross the Apennines to the Adriatic Coast and the town of Classe, famous for ancient mosaics and Byzantine architecture. Visit the Church of St. Apollinaris. View the Romanesque Basilica of Pomposa en-route to Venice, Queen of the Adriatic, where you stay for two nights. (BB D) Hotel: Principe/Amadeus (F) DAY 8 VENICE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME I Your cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square is magical! View the Bridge of Sighs, the beautiful Doge’s Palace and the Basilica. Watch a Local Specialty demonstration of the ancient art of glass-blowing at a traditional workshop. Spend free time seeing the sights of your choice. You might like to cruise across the lagoon to the Island of Burano and enjoy a delicious seafood lunch. (BB) DAY 9 VENICE – VERONA – MILAN – ITALIAN LAKES (2 NIGHTS) 5 N Stop in Verona, the home of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers, to admire the Roman arena and Juliet’s balcony. Cross the plains of Lombardy to the fashionable city of Milan for a walking tour with an expert Local Guide. See the Gothic Duomo, La Scala Opera house and the famous Galleria. Then travel to your hotel in the scenic Italian Lake District. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Palace Grand Varese (F) DAY 10 FULL FREE DAY TO RELAX IN THE ITALIAN LAKES Discover the beautiful Italian Lakes with a completely free day or consider an excursion with your Travel Director. (BB)

$50

$125

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Bay of Naples

2465 2465

Starts USA

$250

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

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR’S EVE HIGHLIGHTS The 14 December 2012 departure will celebrate Christmas in Florence where you will enjoy a delicious and traditional festive meal with all the trimmings ‘Italian-style’. This special celebration dinner will replace the included dinner in Sorrento on Day 4. The 21 December 2012 departure will celebrate Christmas in Sorrento and New Year’s Eve in Florence. For both Christmas and New Year, we have arranged special celebratory meals with wine and soft drinks for you to enjoy these memorable events. The special New Year’s Eve celebration dinner will replace the included dinner in Sorrento on Day 4. The 28 December 2012 departure will celebrate New Year’s Eve in Sorrento. Enjoy musical entertainment and local specialties that make up a sumptuous three-course meal at a local restaurant before toasting in the New Year with a glass of ‘prosecco’. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra night accommodation please see pages 12-13 and 73.

D *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 73 for full details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

DAY 14 ROME – USA D Say ‘arrivederci Roma’ at the end of your memorable vacation in Italy. (BB) Galleria, Milan

DAY 12 FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 Your expert Local Guide brings the city’s rich history to life during your walking tour. See the Cathedral and Signoria Square and view Ponte Vecchio. Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo. Spend free time exploring or shop for high quality leather and gold. (BB) DAY 13 FLORENCE – SIENA – ROME F Set in scenic Tuscan countryside, visit the medieval town of Siena, famous for its exciting Palio horse race. This evening in Rome, join your Travel Director and newfound friends for a Farewell Dinner. (BB FD) Hotel: Milton (F) 

Galleria, Milan

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DAY 11 LAKE MAGGIORE – PISA – FLORENCE (2 NIGHTS) Travel through Lombardy and pass by Genoa to Pisa. View the extraordinary Leaning Tower before arriving in Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. Tonight, you might like to sample some local Tuscan cuisine. (BB) Hotel: Mediterraneo (F)

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INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Memorable locally hosted dinner with wine in York. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Guide For included sightseeing in London and Edinburgh.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • London Half day sightseeing includes Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Big Ben. • Salisbury View the Cathedral. • Stonehenge Visit the ancient stone circle. • Bath View the Georgian architecture and visit the Roman Baths. • Chester Visit the historic city, including the arcade of shops known as the ‘Rows’. • Grasmere Visit the village where William Wordsworth lived. • Gretna Green Visit this historic destination, popular with eloping couples. • Edinburgh View the Royal Mile, Holyrood House and Arthur’s seat. Visit Edinburgh Castle. • Jedburgh View the abbey ruins. • York View York Minster and walk along the Shambles. • Coventry View the old and new cathedrals. • Stratford-upon-Avon Visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Visitors Center and see Anne Hathaway’s cottage.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS

* DAY 1 DEPART USA D Overnight flight to London.

DAY 2 ARRIVE LONDON (2 NIGHTS) Relax after your flight or spend the afternoon exploring this magical capital city. Hotel: Hilton Olympia (F) DAY 3 LONDON SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 See a host of sights including Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace during your morning guided sightseeing tour with an expert Local Guide. Finish in central London and spend the rest of the day discovering the city’s delights. (BB) DAY 4 LONDON – SALISBURY – STONEHENGE – BATH – BRISTOL E View Salisbury Cathedral, built in the Early English Gothic style, where an original copy of the Magna Carta is held. Visit Stonehenge, the pagan monoliths steeped in mystery, and one of the most famous sites in the world. Admire the graceful Regency terraces at Bath. Visit the Roman baths, from which the city derives its name. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Pub Reception with a traditional pub meal. It’s the ideal opportunity to get to know your Travel Director and fellow travelers. (BB WR) Hotel: Marriott City Centre (SF) DAY 5 BRISTOL – CHESTER – LAKE DISTRICT See the Roman Walls at Chester. Admire the Tudor architecture and the galleried shops known as the Rows. Enjoy spectacular scenery as you head north to the Lake District. (FB D) Hotel: Castle Green (F)

• 3 Buffet Breakfasts in London. • 5 full breakfasts. • 3 evening meals: ▪ E Welcome Pub Reception in Bristol includes a Traditional British pub meal and Welcome Drinks. ▪ 1 three-course dinner. ▪ B Farewell Be My Guest dinner in York.

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• First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an onboard restroom. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host • London airport shuttle service available. Conditions apply. • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing. • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book.

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DAY 6 LAKE DISTRICT – GRASMERE – GRETNA GREEN – EDINBURGH (2 NIGHTS) Admire the views throughout the scenic Lake District. These scenes provided William Wordsworth with the inspiration to write the poem ‘Daffodils’. You will visit the town of Grasmere to see St. Oswald’s church where the poet is buried. Visit Gretna Green across the border, a town popular with eloping couples. Here the marriage ceremony was traditionally performed across a blacksmith’s anvil. Cross the Scottish southern uplands to the historic capital, Edinburgh, your home for the next two nights. (FB) Hotel: Holiday Inn Edinburgh (F) DAY 7 EDINBURGH SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 Discover the elegance of the city with your expert Local Guide on your included city sightseeing tour. See the Royal Mile in the Old Town. View Holyrood House and Arthur’s Seat. Your guided visit inside of Edinburgh Castle is informative and engaging. Spend the afternoon exploring this fascinating city. In the evening, you might like to try some traditional Scottish cuisine. (FB)

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR’S EVE HIGHLIGHTS The 19 December 2012 departure will celebrate Christmas in Edinburgh where you will enjoy a delicious traditional Festive lunch with all the trimmings at your hotel. Relax and toast a Scottish Christmas to remember! This special celebration dinner will replace the included dinner in the Lake District on Day 5. The 26 December 2012 departure will celebrate New Year’s Eve in Edinburgh. After a delicious meal with champagne at your hotel, tickets are included for Edinburgh Hogmanay. This party below Edinburgh Castle is the largest New Year’s event in the world which you will get to enjoy! This special New Year’s Eve celebration dinner will replace the included dinner in the Lake District on Day 5. † Please note: For departures on the 4 November 2012, 17 February 2013 and 3 March 2013, itineraries will operate in reverse and all inclusions will remain the same. 6 Note: Celebrate Hogmany in Edinburgh on the 26 December 2012 departure date. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra night accommodation please see pages 12-13 and 73.

D *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 73 for full details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

DAY 8 EDINBURGH – JEDBURGH – YORK B Pause to view the ruins of Jedburgh Abbey in the Scottish borders. Traverse the dramatic landscape of Northumberland National Park on your journey to the Roman city of York. See York Minster and the famous Shambles. Tonight, enjoy a memorable farewell Be My Guest dinner experience. (FB BG) Hotel: Holiday Inn York (F) DAY 9 YORK – COVENTRY – STRATFORD – LONDON In Coventry, hear the fable of Lady Godiva, who reputedly rode naked on a horse through the city, and see the two contrasting cathedrals. Visit Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, where the great man spent his early years, and see Anne Hathaway’s cottage. A scenic drive through the picturesque Cotswolds brings you back to London. (FB) Hotel: Hilton Olympia (F) DAY 10 LONDON – USA D Say farewell to London today as your memorable vacation in England and Scotland comes to an end. Airport shuttles are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Dinner in Killarney at an Irish farmhouse with drinks. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Guide For included sightseeing in Dublin. • I Local Specialty Enjoy a factory tour and showroom visit of Waterford Crystal. • l Unique Insight Visit the Irish National Stud, home to some of Ireland’s finest thoroughbreds.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Dublin See St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Dublin Castle. Included visit to view the ancient Book of Kells at Trinity College. • Kildare Visit the National Stud Farm and Japanese Gardens. • Kilkenny View Kilkenny Castle. • Waterford Enjoy a demonstration and visit the Waterford Crystal Showroom. • Blarney Castle Visit the castle and kiss the Blarney Stone. • Killarney Tour the Ring of Kerry and enjoy views including Dingle Bay the South Kerry Mountains, Ladies View and the Lakes of Killarney. • Cliffs of Moher Marvel at the spectacular cliffs. • Limerick See the Treaty Stone, St. Mary’s Cathedral and King John’s Castle. • Bunratty Visit the Folk Park and Bunratty Castle. • Galway Bay Admire panoramic views across the bay. • Galway See the Cathedral.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 6 full Irish breakfasts. • 4 evening meals: ▪ E Welcome Pub Reception in Dublin, which includes a Traditional Irish pub meal and Welcome Drinks. ▪ 1 three-course dinner. ▪ B Be My Guest dinner in Killarney. ▪ F Farewell Dinner with wine in Dublin.

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• First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an onboard restroom. • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • Dublin airport transfers are provided on Days 2 and 8. Conditions apply. See the departure panel on page opposite. • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing. • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book.

* DAY 1 DEPART USA D Overnight flight to Dublin.

DAY 2 ARRIVE DUBLIN 5 E Welcome to Dublin and the Emerald Isle! See the ancient Book of Kells at Trinity College during your included sightseeing with an expert Local Guide. See St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin Castle and Christchurch Cathedral. At Phoenix Park see the Wellington Memorial. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Reception with your Travel Director and fellow travelers at an Irish pub. (WR) Hotel: Maldron Cardiff Lane (F) DAY 3 DUBLIN – KILDARE – KILKENNY – WATERFORD l I Gain a Unique Insight into racehorse breeding on your guided walking tour of the Irish National Stud, and visit one of the finest Japanese Gardens in Europe. Stop in medieval Kilkenny to view the castle. Arrive in Waterford – famous for crystal which is a Local Specialty. See the creations of master craftsmen at the Waterford Crystal showroom. Dine tonight at your hotel. (FB D) Hotel: Waterford Marina (F) DAY 4 WATERFORD – YOUGHAL – CORK – BLARNEY – KILLARNEY (2 NIGHTS) See the fishing village at Youghal where Moby Dick was filmed and travel through Cork, Ireland’s second city. Kiss the Blarney Stone at the ancient Blarney Castle and acquire the gift of the gab! Pass the castle ruins at Macroom on your way to scenic Killarney where you stay for two nights. (FB) Hotel: Killarney Avenue/Brehon (F) DAY 5 KILLARNEY – RING OF KERRY EXCURSION B Enjoy a scenic drive around the Ring of Kerry on the beautiful Iveragh Peninsula. See the beautiful market towns of Killorglin and Cahirciveen,

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along with a memorial to St. Brendan the Navigator. Admire spectacular views of Dingle Bay and South Kerry Mountains. See Charlie Chaplin’s hideaway at Waterville and Derrymare, home of Ireland’s liberator Daniel O’Connell. Pass Ladies View, the Black Valley and drive through Moll’s Gap. This evening join your traveling companions for a delicious traditional Be My Guest dinner at an Irish farmhouse. (FB BG) DAY 6 KENMARE – CLIFFS OF MOHER – LIMERICK Cross the River Shannon to County Clare by ferry. A picturesque coastal drive through Kilrush and Lahinch brings you to the dramatic Cliffs of Moher, with amazing views across the bay to Galway. See the Treaty Stone on which the Treaty of Limerick was signed as well as King John’s Castle and St. Mary’s Cathedral. (FB) Hotel: Radisson Blu (F) DAY 7 LIMERICK – BUNRATTY – GALWAY - DUBLIN F Visit the fascinating Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, a living museum dedicated to life during the 19th century featuring a reconstructed village street with shops, cottages and a pub. Traveling north via Ennis, see Galway Cathedral on the way to Dublin. Join your fellow companions and Travel Director this evening for a Farewell Dinner. (FB FD) Hotel: Maldron Cardiff Lane (F) DAY 8 DUBLIN – USA D Say goodbye after your unforgettable vacation through the friendly Emerald Isle! Dublin airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (FB)

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Airport Transfers Transfers on arrival at Dublin Airport will operate at 8.00am, 11.00am and 1.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the first hotel. Return transfers from the last hotel will arrive at Dublin Airport at 7.30am, 9.30am and 11.30am. † Note: The 29 December 2012 departure will overnight in Cork instead of Waterford. This is due to hotel closures in Waterford over the Christmas period. Guests will be accommodated at The River Lee Hotel in Cork City. 6 Note: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin on the 16 March 2013 departure.

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR’S EVE HIGHLIGHTS The 22 December 2012 departure will celebrate Christmas in Killarney where you will enjoy a delicious festive meal with all the trimmings ‘Irish-style’. Experience the relaxed atmosphere of this friendly city at Christmas. This special celebration dinner will replace the included dinner in Waterford on Day 3. The 29 December 2012 departure will celebrate New Year’s Eve in the city of Cork. Enjoy the celebrations after a tasty dinner at your hotel. Toast in the New Year with your newfound friends!

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available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 73 for full details. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra night accommodation please see pages 12-13 and 73. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

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INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Enjoy a delicious Provençal lunch in a beautiful ‘bastide’ set amongst the vineyards. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Guide For included sightseeing in Paris and Arles. • I H Local Specialty Enjoy a wine tasting in Beaune.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Paris Sightseeing Highlights Paris Ascent of the Eiffel Tower to the second level. Views of Champs Élysées and Notre Dame. • Avignon Orientation of the Papal Palace and St. Bénezet Bridge. • Pont du Gard View the Roman aqueduct. • Arles Sightseeing tour includes views of the Roman amphitheater. • Aix-en-Provence Orientation tour includes the Cours Mirabeau. • St. Tropez Visit the most fashionable resort on the Riviera. • Cannes See the Film Festival Center. • Nice Orientation tour includes the Promenade des Anglais. • Monaco Excursion to see the palace and cathedral. • Route Napoleon Scenic drive. • Lyon Orientation tour of this gastronomic city. • Beaune Visit this town with cobbled streets known as the capital of the Burgundy wine region.

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* DAY 1 DEPART USA D Overnight flight to Paris.

DAY 2 ARRIVE PARIS (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Paris! Relax after your journey or take a leisurely stroll through the City of Light. Tonight, meet your Travel Director and traveling companions for a Welcome Reception. Later, enjoy an evening drive to see some of the most famous Parisian landmarks. (WR) Hotel: Hilton La Defense (F) DAY 3 PARIS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 Your expert Local Guide takes you on an informative sightseeing tour. See the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Concorde and Notre Dame Cathedral on the Île de la Cité. Enjoy views of the Paris skyline from the second level of the Eiffel Tower. The rest of the day is free for you to explore. (BB) DAY 4 PARIS – TGV TRAIN – PONT DU GARD - AVIGNON N Take the impressive and fast TGV train through the heart of France, past Auxerre and the sprawling vineyards of Burgundy to the Rhône Valley. In the afternoon, see the UNESCO World Heritage Roman aqueduct Pont du Gard before continuing on to Avignon. Later, your orientation of Avignon includes views of the impressive Palace of the Popes and the ruined bridge straddling the River Rhône, which inspired the famous French song, ‘sur le pont d’Avignon’. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Mercure Pont d’Avignon (F)

• 8 hot buffet breakfasts. • B Be My Guest Provençal lunch in a beautiful ‘bastide’. • 4 evening meals: ▪ E Welcome Reception Including light snacks and Welcome Drinks with your Travel Director in Paris. ▪ N 1 three-course dinner with local wine. ▪ F Highlight Dinner Enjoy a local restaurant dinner with wine in Nice. ▪ F Farewell Dinner with wine in Paris.

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an onboard restroom. • The services of a professional multi-lingual Travel Director throughout your journey. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • TGV Express train between Paris and Avignon. • Complimentary airport transfers are provided on Day 2 and Day 10. Conditions apply. See departure panel on page opposite. • J Audio headset For all guided visits and included sightseeing. • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book.

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DAY 5 AVIGNON - ARLES - AIX-EN-PROVENCE 5 B This morning a scenic drive brings you to Arles – one time home of Vincent Van Gogh. Marvel at the Roman Amphitheater and Romanesque cathedral during your sightseeing and walking tour of Arles with an expert Local Guide. Then travel through the Provençal countryside and the southern part of the Luberon to your memorable Be My Guest lunch in a beautiful ‘bastide’ set among the vineyards. Later, a short drive brings you to the elegant city of Aix-en-Provence, where an orientation highlights the Cours Mirabeau with all its wonderful shops and cafes. (BB BG lunch) Hotel: Escale Oceania (F) DAY 6 AIX-EN-PROVENCE – ST. TROPEZ – CANNES – NICE (2 NIGHTS) F Traverse scenic hills to the coast and the glitzy resort of St. Tropez. The playground of the rich and famous, St. Tropez is where Brigitte Bardot was ‘discovered’. Here you will enjoy some free time. Continue by road to Cannes - the jewel in the Côte d’Azur - and see the Film Festival Center on the sophisticated Boulevard de la Croisette. Your orientation of Nice includes a drive along Promenade des Anglais, views of Place Masséna, the Old Town and the port. This evening, join your companions for a delicious Highlight Dinner of local specialties at one of the city’s many bustling restaurants. (BB HD) Hotel: Beau Rivage (F)

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Airport transfers: Transfers on arrival at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport will operate at 8.00am, 11.00am and 2.00pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the first hotel. Return transfers from the last hotel will arrive at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport at 8.00am and 11.30am. 6 Please note: The departures 8, 22 & 29 November 2012 will overnight in Beaune instead of Lyon.

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR’S EVE HIGHLIGHTS The 20 December 2012 departure will celebrate Christmas in Nice where you will enjoy a delicious festive meal with all the trimmings. Experience the relaxed atmosphere of the Côte d’Azur at Christmas. The 27 December 2012 departure will celebrate New Year’s Eve in the enchanting Provençal city of Aix-en-Provence. Enjoy the party atmosphere after a delicious dinner of local specialties at a well-known local restaurant. This special New Year’s Eve celebration dinner will replace the included dinner in Avignon on Day 4. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra night accommodation please see pages 12-13 and 73.

D *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 73 for full details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

DAY 10 PARIS – USA D This morning after breakfast, say ‘au revoir’ to Paris, your fellow companions and Travel Director as this fascinating vacation through France comes to an end. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

DAY 7 NICE – FREE TIME AND MONACO EXCURSION Spend the morning relaxing. Take a leisurely stroll along the promenade, relax on the beach or shop in chic boutiques. Later, a scenic drive brings you to the Principality of Monaco, where you see the Palace of the ruling Grimaldi family and the cathedral where the late Princess Grace and Prince Rainier were married. (BB) DAY 8 NICE – ROUTE NAPOLEON – LYON Drive along part of the scenic Route Napoleon inland and travel via Manosque and the Durance Valley to the town of Sisteron. Take the alpine route along the Col de la Croix to Lyon, France’s second largest city. Standing at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers, Lyon is known as one of the greatest gastronomic cities in the world. (BB) Hotel: Novotel Lyon Gerland (F) DAY 9 LYON – BEAUNE – PARIS H I F Journey via the vineyards of Macon and Beaune to Paris. Stop in Beaune where there is plenty of time to shop for souvenirs. Here you will also enjoy a Local Specialty wine tasting of the delicious wine produced from the region. Tonight, celebrate with your Travel Director and newfound friends at a special Farewell Dinner. (BB FD) Hotel: Courtyard Marriott Neuilly (F)

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Highlights of France & Barcelona INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Enjoy wine and delicious French cuisine at a local Chateau in Tours. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Guide For included sightseeing in Paris, Lyon and Barcelona. • I H Local Specialty Enjoy a delicious tasting in a wine cellar near Chateauneuf-du-Pape.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Paris Ascend the Eiffel Tower by elevator to the second level. Visit Les Invalides to see Napoleon’s tomb. See the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral and Place de la Concorde. • Chartres Visit the Cathedral. • Loire Valley See the Château de Chambord. Visit the Palace of Chenonceau. • Bourges See the Palais Jacques Coeur, the cathedral and the archbishop’s gardens. • Lyon Guided walking tour of the old city. • Avignon See the Papal Palace and famous bridge. • Nice See Promenade des Anglais and Place Masséna. • Monaco Visit the Principality. • Cannes See la Croisette and the Film Festival Center. • Barcelona Guided walking tour of the Gothic quarter.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 8 hot buffet breakfasts. • 5 evening meals: ▪ E Welcome Reception including light snacks and Welcome Drinks with your Travel Director in Paris. ▪ N 2 three-course dinners with local wine. ▪ B Be My Guest dinner in Tours. ▪ F Farewell Dinner with wine in Barcelona.

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an onboard restroom. • The services of a professional multi-lingual Travel Director throughout your journey. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • Complimentary airport transfers are provided in Paris on Day 2 and Barcelona on Day 10. Conditions apply. See departure panel on page opposite. • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing. • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book.

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Château de Chambord, Loire Valley * DAY 1 DEPART USA D Overnight flight to Paris.

DAY 2 ARRIVE PARIS (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Paris, the City of Light! Relax after your journey or take a leisurely stroll through ancient streets. Later, meet for a Welcome Reception with your fellow travelers and Travel Director and enjoy an evening drive to see some of the city’s impressive sights. (WR) Hotel: Courtyard Marriott Neuilly (F) DAY 3 PARIS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 Paris probably has more familiar landmarks than any other city in the world! The Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral, Place de la Concorde - see all these sights and more with your expert Local Guide. Marvel at the city’s beautiful skyline from the second level of the Eiffel Tower. Visit Les Invalides, part of the Army Museum, where you view the tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte. Spend the rest of the day as you choose. Visit one of the city’s many internationally renowned museums, wander through the Luxembourg gardens, or take an excursion to the magnificent Louvre Museum. (BB) DAY 4 PARIS – LOIRE VALLEY CHÂTEAUX – TOURS B Visit Chartres Cathedral, an important place of pilgrimage and an architectural splendor featuring original stained glass windows. Continue through the Loire Valley, past beautiful villages and castles. See the impressive Château Chambord, a marvel of French Renaissance architecture. Visit Chenonceau, straddling the River Cher. This evening, join your companions for a very special Be My Guest dinner of mouthwatering French cuisine at a local Château. (BB BG) Hotel: Holiday Inn (F) DAY 5 TOURS – BOURGES – LYON 5 N Journey through the heart of France! Stop in Bourges to see the Palais Jacques Coeur, the Cathedral of St. Stephen and the delightful archbishop’s gardens. A gourmet paradise built at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône Rivers, your walking tour with your expert

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Local Guide through the old city reveals a rich cultural heritage. See the narrow streets, inner courtyards and ‘traboules’ of France’s largest Renaissance city. Marvel at awe-inspiring views of Lyon from Fourvière hill. Arrive later at your hotel where you dine tonight. (BB D) Hotel: Novotel Lyon Gerland (F) DAY 6 LYON – CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE – AVIGNON – NICE (2 NIGHTS) I H Visit Châteauneuf-du-Pape, a village entwined with papal history since the Avignon Papacy promoted viticulture in the 14th century, advancing the reputation of Burgundy wines in the process. Enjoy a Local Specialty of the region when you sample delicious wines at a Côtes du Rhône wine cellar. In Avignon, see the Papal Palace and famous bridge over the Rhône immortalized in the French song, ‘sur le pont d’Avignon’. Arrive later in Nice where you will be treated to an orientation tour, which includes Promenade des Anglais and Place Masséna. (BB) Hotel: Boscolo Plaza (F) DAY 7 NICE – EXCURSION TO MONTE CARLO Playground of the rich and famous, Nice attracts sun seekers with its year-round temperate climate. Spend a free morning relaxing or take a stroll along the Promenade and shop in chic boutiques! This afternoon, enjoy an excursion through splendid scenery along the Côte d’Azur. Visit Monaco and Monte Carlo to see the beautiful casino built by Charles Garnier in the 19th century. There is plenty of free time afterwards for you to explore Monaco! (BB) DAY 8 NICE – CANNES – BARCELONA (2 NIGHTS) N Follow the coast and drive along the Boulevard de la Croisette in Cannes - the jewel in the Côte d’Azur. Admire the yachts in the marina and see the Film Festival Center. Continue through dramatic Provençal landscape which has provided inspiration for so many artists, including Cezanne and Van Gogh. Pass the Camargue National Park, cross the foothills of the Pyrénées to Catalonia in Spain, and continue through olive groves and verdant vineyards. Your destination is Barcelona, a dynamic, cosmopolitan city and one of the busiest ports on the Mediterranean. (BB D) Hotel: Tryp Condal Mar (F) DAY 9 BARCELONA SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 F Your expert Local Guide takes you on a sightseeing and walking tour through the Gothic quarter. Admire the impressive cathedral and Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia, plus many of his other eccentric architectural masterpieces. Spend free time afterwards seeing the city on your own. Consider an optional excursion this afternoon to the Benedictine monastery at Montserrat to see the mysterious Black Madonna. This evening join your Travel Director and companions for a Farewell Dinner with wine at a typical Spanish restaurant. (BB FD)

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Airport transfers: Transfer on Day 2 at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport will operate at 8.00am, 11.00am and 2.00pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the first hotel. Return transfer on the last travel day will arrive at Barcelona Airport at 9.00am.

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR’S EVE HIGHLIGHTS The 20 December 2012 departure will celebrate Christmas in Nice where you will enjoy a delicious festive meal with all the trimmings. Experience the relaxed atmosphere of the Côte d’Azur at Christmas. This special Christmas meal will replace the included dinner in Lyon on Day 5. The 27 December 2012 departure will celebrate New Year’s Eve in the city of Lyon. Enjoy the party atmosphere after a delicious dinner at a well-known local restaurant as you toast in the New Year! For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra night accommodation please see pages 12-13 and 73.

D *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 73 for full details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

DAY 10 BARCELONA – USA D Say farewell to your traveling companions at the end of your amazing vacation in France and Catalonia! Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. Why not enhance your whole experience by taking the optional Madrid extension featured below. (BB)

Optional Madrid Extension Ref: WMEX $499 Per person sharing a twin room $105 Single supplement

Why not take advantage of our attractive air extension package and continue on to Madrid? On the day your vacation ends you will be transferred to Barcelona Airport for a short flight to Madrid. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your First Class hotel accommodation in Madrid. Enjoy a two night stay with included hot buffet breakfasts enabling you to have a whole day free in Madrid. DAY 10 FLIGHT BARCELONA - MADRID (2 NIGHTS) D Transfer to Barcelona Airport. Fly from Barcelona to Madrid. On arrival, transfer to your hotel. (BB) Hotel: NH Parque de las Avenidas (F) DAY 11 MADRID After breakfast enjoy a full free day in Madrid. (BB) DAY 12 MADRID – USA D Enjoy breakfast before you are transferred to Madrid Airport for your onward journey home. Conditions apply. (BB)

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INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Andalusian dinner on an authentic ranch with delicious local wine. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Guide For included sightseeing in Madrid, Toledo, Cordoba, Seville, Granada and Barcelona. • l Unique Insights Included ‘Camp Nou’ experience. Visit FC Barcelona’s football stadium and the museum of the European football champions.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Madrid Sightseeing includes Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor and the Cervantes Memorial in the Plaza España. • Toledo Visit the Synagogue and the Church of Santo Tomé. • Puerto Lapice Visit the inn where Don Quixote was reputedly dubbed a knight. • Cordoba Visit the Mosque of the Caliphs. • Seville View the Bell Tower, Columbus’ Tomb, Maria Luisa Park and Plaza de España. Visit Seville Cathedral. • Granada Visit the Alhambra Palace. • Guadix See the cave dwellings. • Valencia See the Town Hall, Cathedral and the Serrano and Cuarte Towers. • Peñiscola See the ancient castle. • Barcelona Sightseeing includes the Gothic Quarter, Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia and the Ramblas.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS

* DAY 1 DEPART USA D Overnight flight to Madrid.

DAY 2 ARRIVE MADRID (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Madrid! Relax or explore this lively city. Later, meet for a Welcome Reception with your fellow travelers and Travel Director and enjoy an evening drive to take in some of the city’s main sights. (WR) Hotel: Ayre Grand Hotel Colon (F) DAY 3 TOLEDO EXCURSION AND MADRID SIGHTSEEING 5 Your expert Local Guide takes you on a walking tour of Toledo. Visit the Church of Santo Tomé, home to one of El Greco’s most famous paintings. Visit the Synagogue on your guided walk through the narrow streets. Return to Madrid to admire the monument to Cervantes at the Plaza de España. Walk across the Puerta del Sol, the city’s hub, and see the magnificent Plaza Mayor. (BB) DAY 4 MADRID – CORDOBA – SEVILLE (2 NIGHTS) 5 Traveling south from Madrid via Puerto Lapice − the town where Don Quixote was dubbed a knight − you arrive in Cordoba. Visit the Mosque of the Caliphs and learn about the influence of the Moors from your expert Local Guide. Tonight, you might like to take an excursion to watch a fiery flamenco show. (BB) Hotel: Tryp Macarena (F) DAY 5 SEVILLE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 B View the Bell Tower of the Giralda during your sightseeing tour of

• 8 hot buffet breakfasts. • 4 evening meals: ▪ E Welcome Reception including light snacks and Welcome Drinks with your Travel Director in Madrid. ▪ N 1 three-course dinner with local wine. ▪ B Be My Guest dinner in Seville. ▪ F Farewell Dinner with wine in Barcelona.

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an onboard restroom. • The services of a professional multi-lingual Travel Director throughout your journey. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • Complimentary airport transfers are provided in Madrid on Day 2 and in Barcelona on Day 10. Conditions apply. See departure panel on page opposite. • J Audio Headset For all guided visits and included sightseeing. • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book.

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Seville with an expert Local Guide. See tiled fountains, pavilions and lush palms in the Maria Luisa Park, renowned for its landscape design. Marvel at Christopher Columbus’ ornate tomb in the cathedral. Take a walk through the fascinating Jewish Quarter. This evening, experience a unique Be My Guest dinner at an authentic local ranch. (BB BG) DAY 6 SEVILLE – GRANADA 5 Visit the magnificent Alhambra Palace in Granada with an expert Local Guide. A fine example of Moorish architecture, it was built during the 14th century towards the end of Islamic rule in Spain. See the exotic water gardens of the Generalife, the royal summer palace, once linked to the Alhambra by a covered walkway across the ravine. The views over the town and surrounding hills are spectacular. (BB) Hotel: Alhamar (F) DAY 7 GRANADA – GUADIX – VALENCIA N Travel from Granada via the Mora Pass and arrive in Guadix in the northern foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains where you can take pictures of the troglodyte dwellings. See the Bull Ring in Valencia. Admire the architecture of the medieval cathedral and the Serrano and Cuarte Towers, which once formed part of the city walls. (BB D) Hotel: Abba Acteon (F) DAY 8 VALENCIA – PEÑISCOLA – BARCELONA (2 NIGHTS) 5 Discover the beautiful coastline as you drive north stopping in Peñiscola – a fortified medieval town built on a rocky peninsula. In Barcelona, see Gaudi’s architecture and the Olympic Stadium on Montjuic during your guided sightseeing tour of the city with an expert Local Guide. Wander along the Ramblas to the Plaza Cataluñya. See the magnificent cathedral in the Gothic Quarter, and the labyrinth of streets with buildings dating from the Roman and medieval periods. (BB) Hotel: U232 Hotel (F)

$10 $85 $170

Family Experiences – In addition to our regular departures on these dates we will also run Family Experiences on 14, 21, 28 December 2012 and 4 January 2013 – will include a Spanish style barbecue and Flamenco dancing lesson in Seville and a paella making lesson in Valencia. On these departures quad rooms are available for families with young children. Reduction per person in quad room is $170. Check with your Travel agent for family discounts available for other room types. Trip price supplement per person $60 (14 Dec), $35 (21 Dec), $25 (28 Dec), $60 (4 Jan). Hotels: Madrid NH Eurobuilding (F), Sevillle Tryp Macarena (F), Granada - Alhamar (F), Valencia - Novotel Palacio De Congresos (F), Barcelona - Husa Illa (F). Airport Transfers Transfers on arrival at Madrid Airport will operate at 10.30am, 1pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the first hotel. Return transfers on the last day will arrive at Barcelona airport at 9am. For guests who wish to be transferred to Madrid, we will transfer you to the Trafalgar extra night hotel in Madrid around 6pm.

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR’S EVE HIGHLIGHTS The 21 December 2012 departure will celebrate Christmas in Seville where you will enjoy a delicious festive meal with all the trimmings. Experience the relaxed atmosphere of this beautiful Spanish city. The 28 December 2012 departure will celebrate New Year’s Eve in the enchanting city of Seville. Enjoy the party atmosphere after a delicious dinner of local specialties at a well-known local restaurant. This special New Year’s Eve celebration dinner will replace the included dinner in Valencia on Day 7.

D *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 73 for full details. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra night accommodation please see pages 12-13 and 73. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

DAY 9 BARCELONA EXCURSION TO FC BARCELONA’S CAMP NOU l F This morning join your Travel Director for a Unique Insights included visit to Camp Nou - FC Barcelona’s football stadium and the largest in Europe. Here you will visit the museum and stadium of the multiple winners of the Spanish Championship and UEFA Champions League. Then enjoy free time in the city to shop or explore. This evening join your companions and Travel Director for a special Farewell Dinner with wine. (BB FD) DAY 10 BARCELONA – USA D Say ‘adios’ to Spain, your fellow travelers and Travel Director at the end of a memorable vacation. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

Plaza Espana, Seville

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Highlights of Spain & Portugal Monument of the Discoveries, Lisbon

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Andalusian dinner in an authentic olive oil mill with delicious local wine. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Guide For included sightseeing in Toledo, Cordoba, Granada, Seville, Lisbon and Madrid.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Toledo Admire the El Greco masterpiece inside the Church of Santo Tomé and visit the Synagogue. • Cordoba Visit the Mosque of the Caliphs (Mezquita) and the 14th century synagogue. • Granada Visit the spectacular Alhambra Palace. • Costa del Sol Enjoy the holiday atmosphere along the sunny coast. • Gibraltar Visit the famous Rock. • Seville Visit Maria Luisa Park and Seville Cathedral. • Lisbon View the Monument to the Discoveries, the beautiful suspension bridge and Belem Tower. • Fatima Visit the celebrated shrine. • Salamanca Enjoy an orientation of this university city. • Madrid Guided visit of the Prado Museum. See the Cervantes Memorial and Puerta del Sol.

* DAY 1 DEPART USA D Overnight flight to Madrid.

DAY 2 ARRIVE MADRID E Welcome to Madrid, the capital of Spain! Relax or take a stroll along tree-lined boulevards. This evening, meet for a Welcome Reception with your Travel Director and traveling companions. Enjoy an orientation drive this evening - the perfect introduction to this magical city! (WR) Hotel: Ayre Gran Colon (F) DAY 3 MADRID – TOLEDO – CORDOBA 5 N Visit the Church of Santo Tomé and the Synagogue with your expert Local Guide during your included sightseeing in Toledo and see El Greco’s masterpiece. Admire the breathtaking landscape during your drive south through the heart of Andalusia to Cordoba. (BB D) Hotel: Ayre Cordoba (F) DAY 4 CORDOBA – GRANADA 5 Accompanied by your expert Local Guide, visit the Cathedral-Mosque of Cordoba, the former Mosque of the Caliphs, a jewel of HispanoIslamic art featuring striking arches and Byzantine mosaics. See the remains of the 14th century mudejar-style synagogue. After a drive in

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 12 hot buffet breakfasts. • 6 evening meals: ▪ E Welcome Reception including light snacks and Welcome Drinks with your Travel Director in Madrid. ▪ N 2 three-course dinners with local wine. ▪ B Be My Guest dinner in Seville. ▪ F Highlight Dinner with wine in Lisbon. ▪ F Farewell Dinner with wine in Madrid.

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• First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an onboard restroom. • The services of a professional multi-lingual Travel Director throughout your journey. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • Complimentary airport transfers are provided on Day 2 and Day 14 to Madrid Airport. Conditions apply. See departure panel on page opposite. • J Audio Headset For all guided visits and included sightseeing. • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book.

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the shadow of the dramatic Sierra Nevada Mountains, you arrive in Granada. (BB) Hotel: Carmen (F) DAY 5 GRANADA – COSTA DEL SOL (TORREMOLINOS) (2 NIGHTS) 5 Your expert Local Guide takes you on a visit to the incredible Alhambra Palace, built in the 14th century and a magnificent example of Moorish architecture. Admire the ancient filigree, quiet courtyards and colossal walls. In the afternoon arrive on the famous Costa del Sol. You might take an excursion to visit the pretty hilltop village of Mijas for a typical Mediterranean dinner. (BB) Hotel: Melia Costa del Sol (F) DAY 6 COSTA DEL SOL FREE TIME A full day to do as you please! Relax on the beach, shop up a storm or if you’re feeling adventurous, join a day excursion to Morocco! (BB) DAY 7 COSTA DEL SOL – GIBRALTAR* – SEVILLE (2 NIGHTS) B Cross to the Rock of Gibraltar and stock up on duty-free goods! The limestone promontory was ceded to the British in 1713. Admire the sun-drenched region of Jerez − world capital of sherry − on your way to Seville. Join your traveling companions this evening for a Be My Guest dinner at an authentic olive oil mill. (BB BG) Hotel: Tryp Macarena (F) DAY 8 SEVILLE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 See the Giralda Bell Tower with your expert Local Guide on your included sightseeing. Visit the largest Gothic cathedral in the world, where the explorer Christopher Columbus is buried. Stop to see the Maria Luisa Park, the centerpiece of the 1929 World’s Fair, built in the Moorish style and featuring half a mile of fountains, ponds, pavilions and lush plantings. Tonight, you might like to try some typical Andalusian cuisine at a local restaurant. (BB) DAY 9 SEVILLE – LISBON (2 NIGHTS) F Cross the beautiful province of Huelva, famous for Jabugo ham and copper. Pass the castles of Extremadura and cross the Portuguese border to Lisbon, your home for the next two nights. Enjoy a Highlight Dinner with your traveling companions this evening. (BB HD) Hotel: Olissippo Marquês de Sá (F) DAY 10 LISBON SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 Your expert Local Guide gives you a fascinating insight into the city’s rich history during your sightseeing tour. Discover the Monument to the Discoveries on the Tagus River. See the beautiful suspension bridge linking the city with Almada. Admire the magnificent Belem Tower. The rest of the day is yours. You may wish to visit nearby Cascais fishing village and shop for pottery, cork and fishermen’s sweaters. (BB)

The 15 December 2012 departure will celebrate Christmas in Salamanca. Enjoy a delicious festive meal with all the trimmings on this important religious day. A Spanish Christmas to remember forever! The 22 December 2012 departure will celebrate Christmas in Granada with a delicious festive meal and all the trimmings. New Year’s Eve will be in Lisbon. Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of this magical city at New Year after a delicious three-course meal with wine. And don’t forget that glass of bubbly to enjoy with your newfound friends - a fantastic celebration to be enjoyed in Portugal! Please note - these special celebration meals will replace the included dinners in Cordoba on Day 3 and Lisbon on Day 9. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra night accommodation please see pages 12-13 and 73.

D *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 73 for full details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

DAY 11 LISBON – FATIMA – SALAMANCA N A short drive through the magnificent Serra d’Aire Mountains brings you to Fatima. Visit the Shrine, a scene of celebrated religious miracles. Drive through Portugal and back across the Spanish border to visit Salamanca, home of the country’s oldest university. (BB D) Hotel: Gran Corona Sol (F) DAY 12 SALAMANCA – MADRID (2 NIGHTS) Cross the Castilian plateau back to Madrid. This afternoon enjoy free time for exploring the delights this city has to offer. You might like to try some of the local specialties for dinner. (BB) Hotel: Ayre Gran Colon (F) DAY 13 MADRID SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 F Visit the Prado Museum with your expert Local Guide, featuring the largest collection of European art in the world, most notably the works of Velazquez. See the Royal Palace, official residence of the King of Spain. View the Puerta del Sol and the Cervantes Memorial in the Plaza de España. On the elegant Paseo del Prado, see the impressive Cibeles Fountain. Consider an optional trip to Segovia, where you can see the Roman aqueduct and medieval palaces and castles. Tonight, join your companions and your Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner with wine in a local restaurant. (BB FD) DAY 14 MADRID – USA D Say ‘adios’ to your traveling companions, your Travel Director and these beautiful countries at the end of a memorable vacation. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) * Important note: The visit to Gibraltar is subject to Gibraltarian and Spanish visa requirements. Please speak with your travel agent at time of booking to assess your specific requirements.

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Spain, Morocco & Portugal Plaza Mayor, Salamanca

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Delicious Andalusian dinner in an olive oil mill. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Guide For included sightseeing in Toledo, Granada, Fez, Marrakesh, Casablanca, Rabat, Seville, Lisbon and Madrid. • I Local Specialty Sample a delicious Portuguese Custard Tart in Belem, Lisbon.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Madrid View the Royal Palace, Puerta del Sol and Cervantes Monument. • Toledo Visit the Jewish Synagogue and see the El Greco masterpiece. • Granada Visit the Alhambra Palace. • Costa del Sol Enjoy views of the beautiful coastline • Fez Tour the Medina • Marrakesh Discover Djemaa el Fna Square and the Bahia Palace. • Casablanca View the New Mosque. • Rabat See the Royal Palace, Mausoleum and Royal Mosque. • Seville Marvel at Christopher Columbus’ tomb in the cathedral. • Lisbon Visit the Hieronymite Monastery. • Fatima Visit the celebrated religious shrine. • Salamanca See the Plaza Mayor. • Avila View the city of St. Theresa.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 15 hot buffet breakfasts. • 9 evening meals: ▪ E Welcome Reception including light snacks and Welcome Drinks with your Travel Director in Madrid. ▪  3 three-course dinners. ▪ N 3 three-course dinners with local wine. ▪ B Be My Guest Dinner in Seville. ▪ F Farewell Dinner with wine in Madrid.

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an onboard restroom. • The services of a professional multi-lingual Travel Director throughout your journey. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • Ferry crossing between Spain and Morocco. • Complimentary airport transfers are provided on Day 2 and Day 17 to Madrid Airport. • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing. • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book.

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* DAY 1 DEPART USA D Overnight flight to Madrid.

DAY 2 ARRIVE MADRID (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Spain’s capital Madrid. Spend some time exploring this vibrant city, or simply relax before meeting for a Welcome Reception with your fellow travelers and Travel Director at your hotel. Later enjoy an orientation drive to see some of the impressive architecture this city has to offer. (WR) Hotel: Ayre Gran Colon (F) DAY 3 MADRID SIGHTSEEING 5 Your expert Local Guide shows you the sights of Madrid including the Cibeles fountain, the Gran Via, Paseo de la Castellana and Puerta del Sol. Stop at Plaza de España to admire the monument to Cervantes. Afterwards, consider a visit to the famous Prado Museum featuring a large collection of works by Velazquez, or take an optional excursion to the medieval city of Segovia. This evening, you might be tempted by Madrid’s nightlife, where the locals dine late and enjoy the open-air cafés and vibrant atmosphere until the early hours! (BB) DAY 4 MADRID – TOLEDO – GRANADA 5 N Your expert Local Guide will take you for a fascinating sightseeing tour of Toledo, which is the capital of Castile and a truly enlightening city. Visit the Synagogue and the Church of Santo Tomé, featuring a masterpiece by El Greco. Driving south through Andalusia you arrive in Granada, with impressive views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. (BB D) Hotel: Alhamar (F) DAY 5 GRANADA – COSTA DEL SOL (TORREMOLINOS) 5 Discover the expansive Alhambra Palace with your expert Local Guide who gives you a comprehensive insight into its history. Built in the 14th century, the palace is a wonderful example of Moorish architecture. (BB) Hotel: Melia Costa del Sol (F) DAY 6 COSTA DEL SOL (TORREMOLINOS) – FEZ (2 NIGHTS) This morning, travel along the Mediterranean coast to Tarifa, cross to North Africa by ferry. A memorable drive past the Rif Mountains brings you to the Imperial city of Fez, the second-largest city in Morocco. (BB D) Hotel: Royal Mirage (F) DAY 7 FEZ SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 Visit the fascinating Medina of Fez, including the fortifications and Royal Palace, during your morning guided sightseeing tour with an expert Local Guide. This afternoon, see the sights of your choice or consider an excursion to the Imperial city of Meknes. Soak up the unique atmosphere of this exotic city when you haggle for souvenirs at the bazaar! (BB) DAY 8 FEZ – MARRAKESH (2 NIGHTS) Traveling through the foothills of the Atlas Mountains to Marrakesh is spectacular. A favorite vacation spot of Winston Churchill, the city is one of North Africa’s most popular tourist destinations. (BB) Hotel: Meridien N’Fis (SF)


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DAY 9 MARRAKESH SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 Explore the Bahia Palace during your walking tour with an expert Local Guide. See Djemaa el Fna Square in the old quarter, with its palm readers, acrobats, camels and snake charmers. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore. Don’t miss the chance to shop for bargains in the souks and bazaars, or perhaps take an excursion to a Berber village. (BB D) DAY 10 MARRAKESH – CASABLANCA – RABAT 5 Perhaps most famous for the film bearing its name, Casablanca is Morocco’s largest city as well as a major port. View the Hassan II Mosque during your informative sightseeing tour with an expert Local Guide. See the maze of twisted streets around the Casbah. Continue to the capital city Rabat, where you see the Mausoleum, Mosque and Royal Palace. (BB D) Hotel: Golden Tulip (F) DAY 11 RABAT – SEVILLE (2 NIGHTS) N See Cape Spartel on your cruise across the Straits of Gibraltar to the Spanish mainland. Note the breathtaking scenery on your drive through the vineyards of Jerez, the world capital of sherry. This evening you might like to experience the fiery Spanish passion at a flamenco show! (BB D) Hotel: Tryp Macarena (F) DAY 12 SEVILLE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 B Seville, the spiritual home of flamenco and bullfighting, is a romantic and vibrant city. See the Giralda Tower during your guided sightseeing tour with an expert Local Guide. Admire the tiled fountains, pavilions and ponds in the Maria Luisa Park, renowned for its landscape design. See Christopher Columbus’ ornate tomb on your visit inside the cathedral. Enjoy a walk through the Jewish Quarter. Experience a memorable Be My Guest dinner at an olive oil mill. (BB BG) DAY 13 SEVILLE – LISBON (2 NIGHTS) Your panoramic journey continues through the province of Huelva, famous for Jabugo ham and the Rio Tinto copper mines, and past the castle at Aracena. Crossing the border into the Alentejo region of Portugal, renowned for its cork oaks, you arrive in Lisbon. (BB) Hotel: Olissippo Marquês de Sá (F) DAY 14 LISBON SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 With your expert Local Guide, visit the Hieronymite Monastery, one of Lisbon’s most prominent monuments, where Vasco da Gama spent the night in prayer before sailing for India in 1497. See the great explorer’s tomb. Admire the views of the Belem Tower. Spend the rest of the day as you please. Perhaps shop for pottery in Cascais or explore the city by tram. This evening, consider a Portuguese seafood dinner by the Tagus River. (BB)

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Airport Transfers Transfers on arrival at Madrid Airport will operate at 10.30am, 1pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the first hotel. Return transfers from the last hotel will arrive at Madrid Airport at 8.30am and 11am.

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR’S EVE HIGHLIGHTS The 14 December 2012 departure will celebrate Christmas in Seville where you will enjoy a delicious festive meal with all the trimmings. Experience the relaxed atmosphere of this beautiful Spanish city. The 21 December 2012 departure will celebrate Christmas on the Costa del Sol with a delicious festive meal and all the trimmings. New Year’s Eve will be in Seville. Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of this magical city at New Year after a delicious three-course meal with wine. And don’t forget that glass of bubbly to enjoy with your newfound friends - a fantastic celebration to be enjoyed in Spain! This special Christmas celebration dinner will replace the included dinner in Granada on Day 4. The 28 December 2012 departure will celebrate New Year’s Eve in the enchanting city of Granada. Enjoy the party atmosphere after a delicious dinner of local specialties at a local restaurant. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra night accommodation please see pages 12-13 and 73.

D *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 73 for full details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

DAY 15 LISBON – FATIMA – SALAMANCA N Leaving Lisbon you drive north through the picturesque Serra d’Aire Mountains to the Shrine at Fatima, scene of celebrated religious miracles. Crossing Portugal into Spain, see the Plaza Mayor when you arrive in the beautiful city of Salamanca. (BB D) Hotel: Gran Corona Sol (F) DAY 16 SALAMANCA – AVILA – MADRID F View the fortified city of Avila, birthplace of St. Theresa. Enjoy views of the Sierra de Guadarrama on your way to Madrid. On arrival in Madrid, enjoy free time for exploring the city further or do some last minute souvenir shopping. Join your companions and Travel Director this evening for a Farewell Dinner with wine. (BB FD) Hotel: Ayre Gran Colon (F) DAY 17 MADRID – USA D Say goodbye to your fellow travelers and Travel Director at the end of this memorable vacation. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) Important Visa Information Visas maybe required for this trip, please speak with your Travel Agent at time of booking to assess your specific requirements.

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Best of Morocco Atlas Mountains

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Enjoy a specialty dinner with wine in Fez. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Guide For included sightseeing in Fez and Marrakesh.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Marrakesh City sightseeing includes the Djemaa el Fna Square and the Bahia Palace. • Casablanca See the Grand Mosque of Hassan ll, the Corniche Road along the Atlantic coast and Rick’s Café. • Rabat See the Kasbah of Ouddaïa, the 12th century Mosque and the Necropolis of Chellah. • Meknes Visit the walled city. See the Bab el Mansour gateway. • Fez Visit the Médina. See the Royal Palace, Karaouiyne Mosque and the leather tanneries. • Tafilalt Oasis Visit this haven on the edge of the Sahara. • Ouarzazate Orientation of the ‘Hollywood’ of Morocco. • Aït Benhaddou Visit this Kasbah village in the Atlas Mountains.

* DAY 1 DEPART USA D Overnight flight to Marrakesh.

DAY 2 ARRIVE MARRAKESH (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to one of the most fascinating countries in the world – the Kingdom of Morocco! A heady mix of cultures, religions and traditions, Morocco is truly exotic - a feast for the senses! After check-in relax or explore this vibrant city. Tonight, meet with your traveling companions and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Le Meridien N’Fis (SF) DAY 3 MARRAKESH SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 Admire the city’s landmarks during your sightseeing tour with an expert Local Guide including the Bahia Palace and Djemaa el Fna Square, which is full of palm readers, snake charmers and endless markets stalls. Spend free time afterwards haggling for wonderful souvenirs and bargains in the bazaar! (BB) DAY 4 MARRAKESH − SETTAT − CASABLANCA You have free time this morning in Marrakesh to relax or shop. Head north to Casablanca via Settat, which stands 370m above sea level on

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 8 hot buffet breakfasts. • 2 lunches. • 5 evening meals: ▪ E Welcome Reception including light snacks and Welcome Drinks with your Travel Director in Marrakesh. ▪ 2 three-course dinners. ▪ B Be My Guest specialty dinner with wine in Fez. ▪ F Farewell Dinner with wine in Marrakesh.

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats. • The services of a professional multi-lingual Travel Director throughout your journey. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • Complimentary airport transfers are provided on Day 2 and Day 10 of your trip in Marrakesh to and from the airport. Conditions apply. See the page opposite for more details. • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing. • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book.

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CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR’S EVE HIGHLIGHTS Christmas Day is not celebrated in Morocco. The 27 December 2012 departure will celebrate New Year’s Eve in Fez. Enjoy a festive Be My Guest meal before seeing in the New Year. This special highlight New Year’s Eve celebration dinner will replace the included dinner in Fez on Day 6.

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a plateau surrounded by foothills. In Casablanca, see the sights during your orientation including the magnificent Hassan II Mosque built for the late king’s 60th birthday celebrations. (BB) Hotel: Sheraton (SF) DAY 5 CASABLANCA – RABAT – MEKNES – FEZ (2 NIGHTS) Along the coast in Rabat, your Travel Director gives a fascinating account of Morocco’s history from the French invasion of 1912 until full independence was granted in 1956. Your orientation tour of the city includes the grand 17th century palace which is now a museum, and the 12th century mosque. In the imperial city of Meknes, see Bab elMansour, one of the most impressive monumental gateways in North Africa. Arrive later in Fez, the symbolic heart of Morocco and the country’s oldest imperial city. (BB) Hotel: Royal Mirage (SF) DAY 6 FEZ SIGHTSEEING 5 B Your expert Local Guide takes you on a morning sightseeing tour of Fez, the former capital of Morocco. Explore the médina, one of the largest thriving medieval centers in the world. See the Royal Palace and the fascinating dye-pits and tanneries. Spend the rest of the day seeing the sights of your choice. Shop for beautiful carpets and unique souvenirs in the bustling and fascinating bazaar. Join your companions this evening for a very special Be My Guest experience of Moroccan specialties! (BB BG)

For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra night accommodation please see pages 12-13 and 73.

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available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 73 for full details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

imperial cities in Morocco, Marrakesh is comprised of an old fortified city - the médina - and an adjacent modern city. Marrakesh is home to Morocco’s largest traditional market (‘souk’) where you might like to do some last minute shopping. Celebrate this evening with your fellow travelers at a traditional Moroccan Farewell Dinner. (BB FD) Hotel: Le Meridien N’Fis (SF) DAY 10 MARRAKESH – USA D Say goodbye to your newfound friends at the end of your fascinating Moroccan vacation. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) Important Visa Information You may need a visa for this vacation. Please speak with your Travel Agent at time of booking to assess your specific requirements.

DAY 7 FEZ – ERFOUD Follow the old caravan trail south. Stop for lunch in Midelt, a market town set in the high plains between the Middle and High Atlas mountain ranges. Continue along the palm-fringed Ziz Valley, famous for date cultivation, to the Tafilalt oasis on the edge of the Sahara Desert. Your day ends in Erfoud, where beautiful views across the shimmering Sahara have made this a popular location with filmmakers. (BB L D) Hotel: Kasbah Hotel Chergui (SF) DAY 8 ERFOUD – TINGHIR – OUARZAZATE Travel west to Tinghir, which stands at the center of one of the most beautiful oases of southern Morocco and stretches for nearly thirty kilometers. Continue through part of the Todra Gorge and cut through the mountains − this is one of the most dramatic views in the country! Follow the route of a thousand Kasbahs to Ouarzazate, the setting for a number of famous movies including Lawrence of Arabia, Cleopatra and Gladiator. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB L D) Hotel: Le Berbere Palace (SF) DAY 9 OUARZAZATE – AÏT BENHADDOU – MARRAKESH F See the sights during your orientation tour of Ouarzazate. Visit Aït Benhaddou in the High Atlas Mountains. Continue through the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass to Marrakesh - the ‘Red City’. Like many other former

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Prague, Vienna and Budapest O Town Hall, Vienna

Insider Experiences • B Be My Guest Dinner in Budapest at an authentic family run establishment with wine. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Guide For included sightseeing in Prague, Vienna and Budapest. • m Small Group Sightseeing In Prague, enjoy an expert guided walking tour with a group size of no more than 25 guests to enhance your experience.

Sightseeing Highlights • Prague Visit St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague Castle and the Old Town Square. See Charles Bridge. • Bratislava View the Presidential Palace and the quaint Old Town. • Vienna Guided tour to see the Parliament, Hofburg Palace, the Opera House and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. • Esztergom Esztergom See the cathedral, Castle Hill and St. Tamas Hill. • Budapest View the Chain Bridge and visit the UNESCO-listed Castle Hill district and Fisherman’s Bastion.

Dining Highlights • 9 hot buffet breakfasts. • 4 evening meals: ▪ E Welcome Reception with your Travel Director in Prague including Welcome Drinks and a light meal. ▪ F Highlight Dinner with wine in Vienna. ▪ B Be My Guest dinner in Budapest. ▪ F Farewell Dinner with wine in Budapest.

First Class Highlights • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an onboard restroom. • The services of a professional multi-lingual Travel Director throughout your journey. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • Complimentary airport transfers are provided on Day 2 and on Day 11. Conditions apply. See departure panel on page opposite. • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing. • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book.

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* DAY 1 DEPART USA D Overnight flight to Prague.

DAY 2 ARRIVE PRAGUE (3 NIGHTS) E 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: Crowne Plaza Prague (F) DAY 3 PRAGUE SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE 5 m Explore Prague’s rich cultural and economic history as your expert Local Guide reveals a wealth of interesting facts during your included Small Group Sightseeing walk. Visit the monumental St. Vitus’ Cathedral in the precincts of Prague Castle. Admire the Astronomical Clock in the Old Town Square. See the atmospheric Charles Bridge, lined with Baroque statues. Discover the city at your own pace this afternoon. (BB) DAY 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) Travelling south from Prague you see Brno, site of Napoleon’s headquarters for the Battle of Austerlitz, his greatest victory. Pass the Presidential Palace and the quaint Old Town in Bratislava, capital of the Slovak Republic. Crossing into Austria you arrive in the imperial city of Vienna. Tonight, you might consider a walk through Prater Park with a ride on the big wheel immortalized in the film The Third Man. (BB) Hotel: Hilton Danube (F) DAY 6 VIENNA SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE 5 F 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 an expert Local Guide. View the Parliament Buildings and the magnificent Opera House, dating from the mid-19th century. View St. Stephen’s Cathedral, its ornately patterned roof bearing the imperial emblem of the Hapsburgs. Spend the afternoon exploring the city. Tonight, experience a Highlight Dinner featuring Viennese specialties at a Heurigen, a local wine tavern near Vienna. (BB HD) DAY 7 VIENNA AT LEISURE Organize 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)


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DAY 8 VIENNA – ESZTERGOM – BUDAPEST (3 NIGHTS) B 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, enjoy a Be My Guest dinner of authentic cuisine at a local family restaurant. (BB BG) Hotel: Ramada Plaza (F) DAY 9 BUDAPEST SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE 5 Your expert Local Guide takes you on a fascinating walking tour of old Buda. Visit the Fisherman’s Bastion. Explore the Matthias Church. See the Great Synagogue, the largest in Europe. Drive to Pest to visit Heroes’ Square, featuring the Millennium Memorial. Spend free time shopping for Hungarian embroidery and fine porcelain. (BB) DAY 10 BUDAPEST AT LEISURE F Arrange your free day to suit yourself. This evening, celebrate the end of your vacation with your fellow travelers at a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant. (BB FD) DAY 11 BUDAPEST – USA D Say goodbye to your companions and Travel Director after an unforgettable vacation. Transfers are provided to Budapest airport. Conditions apply. (BB) Important Visa Information: Visas may be required for this guided vacation. Please speak with your travel agent at the time of booking to assess your specific requirements.

The 20 December 2012 departure will celebrate Christmas in Vienna. Enjoy a delicious festive meal with all the trimmings on this important religious day. A Christmas to remember forever in this magical capital city! The 27 December 2012 departure will celebrate New Year’s Eve in the enchanting city of Vienna. Enjoy the party atmosphere after a delicious dinner of local specialties at a local restaurant. This special highlight New Year’s Eve celebration dinner will replace the included dinner in Vienna on Day 6. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra night accommodation please see pages 12-13 and 73.

D *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 73 for full details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

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Imperial Europe Prague Castle

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Dinner hosted by a family in Budapest with Hungarian specialties and wine. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Guide For included sightseeing in Prague, Budapest, Vienna and Salzburg. • I Local Specialty Enjoy a delicious coffee and pastry in a traditional café.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Munich See the Olympic Stadium, Marienplatz and Ludwigstrasse. • Regensburg Orientation of this medieval town. • Pilsen See the town famed for beer making. • Prague View St. Vitus’ Cathedral, the Old Town Square and see Prague Castle. • Bratislava Explore the capital of the Slovak Republic. • Budapest See the Royal Palace, the Great Synagogue and Fishermen’s Bastion. • Györ Visit this historical town. • Vienna View the Hofburg, City Hall, Imperial Boulevards and State Opera House. • Melk See the great Abbey. • Salzburg See The Sound of Music locations including the Mirabell Palace and Mozart’s birthplace.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 9 hot buffet breakfasts. • Coffee & pastry in a traditional cafe in Salzburg. • 5 evening meals: ▪ E Welcome Reception with your Travel Director in Munich including Welcome Drinks and a light meal. ▪ 2 three-course dinners. ▪ B Be My Guest Dinner in Budapest. ▪ F Farewell Dinner with wine in Munich.

* DAY 1 DEPART USA D Overnight flight to Munich.

DAY 2 ARRIVE MUNICH E Welcome to Munich, capital of Bavaria. See the stadium built for the 1972 Olympics and the Marienplatz, with its fascinating Glockenspiel clock. Meet this evening for a Welcome Reception with your fellow travelers and Travel Director. (WR) Hotel: Sheraton Munich Arabella (F) DAY 3 MUNICH – REGENSBURG – PRAGUE (2 NIGHTS) Enjoy an orientation of the historic town of Regensburg on your way to the Czech Republic. Across the border, see Pilsen, renowned for its breweries, before reaching Prague. This exciting city is your home for the next two nights! (BB D) Hotel: Crowne Plaza Prague (F) DAY 4 PRAGUE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 Prague has prospered since the fall of Communism and its new-found status and affluence is evident during your tour of the city with an expert Local Guide. View the impressive St. Vitus’ Cathedral in the grounds of the 1,000 year-old Prague Castle. Cross the river to the Old Town Square to see the Astronomical Clock. Spend the afternoon as you wish. Explore the city on your own, or consider a relaxing lunch cruise on the River Vltava. (BB) DAY 5 PRAGUE – BRATISLAVA – BUDAPEST (2 NIGHTS) Visit the Slovak capital Bratislava with its eclectic Gothic, Baroque and Art Deco architecture. Entering Hungary you arrive in Budapest on the banks of the River Danube. (BB) Hotel: Ramada Plaza Budapest (F) DAY 6 BUDAPEST SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 B Your sightseeing tour of Budapest with an expert Local Guide features views of the famous Chain Bridge, the UNESCO-listed Castle Hill district and a visit to the Fisherman’s Bastion. From there enjoy superb views across the Parliament and Danube below. Later, spend time exploring on your own or consider a guided tour of the Parliament. Tonight, experience a Be My Guest Hungarian dinner with local specialties. (BB BG)

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• First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an onboard restroom. • The services of a professional multi-lingual Travel Director throughout your journey. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • Complimentary airport transfers are provided on Day 2 and on Day 11. Conditions apply. See departure panel on page opposite. • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing. • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book.

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DAY 7 BUDAPEST – GYÖR – VIENNA (2 NIGHTS) Crossing the Transdanubia region to Györ is a pleasant drive through beautiful countryside. Stroll through this quaint city, which stands at the confluence of three rivers and features charming Baroque architecture. Later arrive in imperial Vienna where you stay for the next two nights. (BB) Hotel: Hilton Danube (F) DAY 8 VIENNA SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 Admire the Hofburg Palace, the former winter residence of the Hapsburg Dynasty during your enthralling sightseeing tour of Vienna with your expert Local Guide. See the grand State Opera House, and the Ringstrasse, a beautiful sweeping boulevard built in the 19th century to replace the city walls. View St. Stephen’s Cathedral, its ornate roof bearing the imperial emblem of the Hapsburgs. The afternoon is yours to explore the city’s many attractions. Later, you might like to attend a classical concert. (BB) DAY 9 VIENNA – WACHAU VALLEY – SALZBURG 5 I Driving through the Wachau Valley, one of the most beautiful river valleys in Europe, see the impressive Benedictine monastery at Melk, a masterpiece of baroque architecture. In Salzburg, see the Mirabell Gardens, Cathedral Square and Mozart’s birthplace on a walking tour with your expert Local Guide. Enjoy a Local Specialty Austrian pastry in a traditional café in Salzburg with tea or coffee. (BB D) Hotel: Castellani Park (F) DAY 10 SALZBURG – MUNICH F Today travel to the lively Bavarian capital, Munich, where you will have time to enjoy the numerous museums and sights. This evening, join

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Airport Transfers Transfers on arrival at Munich Airport will operate at 10.00am and 1pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the first hotel. Return transfers from the last hotel will arrive at Munich Airport at 9.30am.

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR’S EVE HIGHLIGHTS The 20 December 2012 departure will celebrate Christmas in Budapest. Enjoy a delicious festive meal with all the trimmings on this important religious day. A Christmas to remember forever in this magical capital city! The 27 December 2012 departure will celebrate New Year’s Eve in the enchanting city of Budapest. Enjoy the party atmosphere after a delicious dinner of local specialties at a local restaurant. This special New Year’s Eve dinner will replace the included dinner in Salzburg on Day 9. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra night accommodation please see pages 12-13 and 73.

D *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 73 for full details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

your companions and your Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner to celebrate the end of your vacation. (BB FD) Hotel: Hilton City (SF) DAY 11 MUNICH – USA D Say ‘Auf Wiedersehen’ to Germany, your fellow travelers and Travel Director. Transfers to Munich airport are available. Conditions apply. (BB) Important Visa Information Visas may be required for certain countries on this vacation and can be obtained by your Travel Agent for a fee, prior to leaving home. Separate visas may be needed for the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic. Visas cannot be issued at borders in Europe.

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Best of Greece Acropolis, Athens

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • •

B Be My Guest Enjoy a specialty dinner with wine in Olympia. G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Guide For included sightseeing in Athens, Delphi, Corinth, Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia and Meteora Monasteries.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Athens Visit the Parthenon on the Acropolis. See the Agora, Royal Palace, Temple of Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch and the stadium built for the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. • Corinth Cross the Corinth Canal and visit the ancient ruins. • Mycenae See the Treasury of Atreus, Beehive Tombs, Lion Gate and Agamemnon’s Palace. • Epidaurus Admire the amphitheater, and view the Sanctuary of Aesculapius. • Olympia Visit the Olympic Stadium and the archaeological site. • Delphi Tour the home of the Oracle. • Thermopylae View the battle site. • Meteora Visit two of the incredible rock monasteries.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 7 buffet breakfasts. • 5 evening meals: ▪ E Welcome Reception and light meal with your Travel Director in Athens. ▪ 3 three-course dinners. ▪ B Be My Guest Dinner in Olympia.

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach. • The services of a professional multi-lingual Travel Director throughout your journey. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • Complimentary Athens Airport transfers are provided for guests who have given Trafalgar their flight details and are staying in an Athens hotel booked by Trafalgar. Conditions apply. • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing. • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book.

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* DAY 1 DEPART USA D Overnight flight to Athens.

DAY 2 ARRIVE ATHENS (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Athens! You are met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Relax or spend time exploring the wonders of this ancient city. In the evening, enjoy a Welcome Reception and light meal with your traveling companions and your Travel Director. (WR) Hotel: Divani Palace Acropolis (SF) DAY 3 ATHENS SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME 5 Classical Athens was a center for the arts, learning and philosophy, and is widely seen as the cradle of Western Civilization and the birthplace of democracy. One of the world’s oldest cities, discover the rich heritage of Athens during your morning sightseeing tour with your expert Local Guide. Explore the Parthenon on the Acropolis, dedicated to the goddess Athena and one of the world’s greatest cultural monuments. Marvel at the Agora, the Royal Palace and the Temple of Zeus. See Hadrian’s Arch, built to celebrate the arrival of the Roman Emperor Hadrian, and the stadium where the first modern Olympics took place in 1896. Spend the rest of the day as you wish. In the evening, perhaps choose to dine in the lively Plaka area of the city. DAY 4 ATHENS – MYCENAE – NAFPLION 5 Cross the mighty Corinth Canal to the Pelopponesian Peninsula and visit the ancient city of Corinth with an expert Local Guide. In Mycenae − a mighty kingdom of ancient Greece and a military stronghold − see the Beehive Tombs, the Treasury of Atreus, the Lion Gate and the remains of Agamemnon’s Royal Palace. On the way to Nafplion, explore the amphitheater and view the Sanctuary of Aesculapius, the God of Medicine in Epidaurus. The rod of Aesculapius, a snakeentwined staff, remains the symbol of medicine to this day. (BB D) Hotel: Amalia Nafplion/Ipoliti (F)

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DAY 5 NAFPLION – OLYMPIA 5 B Enjoy a spectacular drive east across the Mountains of Arcadia to ancient Olympia for a walking tour with a Local Guide. Connected to many gods and myths, Olympia is also the site of the first Olympic Games held in 776 BC. This evening enjoy a Be My Guest dinner of authentic local cuisine at a restaurant located on an olive farm. (BB BG) Hotel: Amalia Olympia/Europa (F)

9 Days from $1375 Reference: WGBO Starts USA

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Thu 14 Feb Thu 21 Feb Thu 28 Feb

Fri 22 Feb Fri 1 Mar Fri 8 Mar

1375 1375 1375

Thu 7 Mar Thu 14 Mar Thu 21 Mar Thu 28 Mar

Fri 15 Mar Fri 22 Mar Fri 29 Mar Fri 5 Apr

1375 1375 1899 1899

Thu 4 Apr Thu 11 Apr Thu 18 Apr

Fri 12 Apr Fri 19 Apr Fri 26 Apr

1599 1599 1599

Thu 8 Nov Thu 15 Nov Thu 22 Nov Thu 29 Nov

Fri 16 Nov Fri 23 Nov Fri 30 Nov Fri 7 Dec

1375 1375 1375 1375

Thu 6 Dec Thu 13 Dec Thu 20 Dec Thu 27 Dec

1375 1375 1450 1450

Thu 24 Jan

Fri 14 Dec Fri 21 Dec Fri 28 Dec Fri 4 Jan 2013 Fri 1 Feb

Thu 7 Feb

Fri 15 Feb

1375

Single Room Supplement 20 & 27 Dec 12 21 & 28 Mar 13 4 - 18 Apr 13 Other departures

1375

$400 $870 $580 $350

Ends USA

Land Only

Triple Room Reduction

2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to $95 p.p. Young Traveler Discount

$70

$140

Please Note: Guaranteed room share is not available on this trip. Airport transfers: Transfers will be provided for guests who have advised Trafalgar of their flight details.

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR’S EVE HIGHLIGHTS Departures on the 20 December 2012 and 27 December 2012 will have the same inclusions but slightly amended itineraries. This is due to closure of the archaeological sites over the festive season. Departure 20 December will celebrate Christmas in Kalambaka. Enjoy a festive meal with all the trimmings! Departure 27 December will celebrate New Year’s Eve in Delphi. Welcome in the New Year after a delicious Greek dinner! For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra night accommodation please see pages 12-13 and 73.

DAY 6 OLYMPIA – PATRAS – DELPHI 5 Spend the morning with a Local Guide visiting the ancient Olympic stadium and the Temples of Zeus and Hera − the wife of Zeus and one of the most important deities in Greek mythology. Driving north to Patras, you cross the Gulf of Corinth to mainland Greece before continuing to Delphi. (BB D) Hotel: Delphi Palace/Amalia Delphi (F)

D *Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare

DAY 7 DELPHI – THERMOPYLAE – KALAMBAKA 5 Tour Delphi on the slopes of Mount Parnassos with an expert Local Guide and see the site of the most important oracle in the classical world. Walk the Sacred Way to the Temple of Apollo dating from the 4th century. It was here that every four years athletes competed in the Pythian Games, a precursor of the modern Olympics. A picturesque early afternoon drive brings you to Thermopylae, famous for the heroic defense by Leonidas and his brave Spartans against the invading Persians. After seeing the memorial, cross the fertile Thessaly region, the ‘bread basket of ancient Greece’ and travel over the Pourmaraki Pass towards Kalambaka. Hotel: Amalia Kalambaka/Meteora (F)

DAY 8 KALAMBAKA – METEORA – ATHENS 5 Drive to Meteora, one of the largest and most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece. Visit two of the six monasteries built on sandstone rocks above the town with a Local Guide. Why not consider joining your traveling companions for a celebration dinner on your final night? (BB) Hotel: Divani Palace Acropolis (SF)

available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 73 for full details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

DAY 9 ATHENS – USA D After an unforgettable vacation it is time to say goodbye to your Travel Director and new-found friends. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

Theater of Epidaurus

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Best of Egypt Feluccas on the Nile

INSIDER EXPERIENCES •

G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Luxor Visit the Temples of Karnak and Luxor, the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Medinet Habou, Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple and the Colossi of Memnon. • Nile Cruise Visit the temples at Edfu, Kom-Ombo and Philae. • Aswan Sail in a felucca across the Nile to see the Botanical Gardens. View the High Dam and the Unfinished Obelisk. Visit the Temple of Isis on the Island of Philae. • Cairo Sightseeing includes the Citadel, Alabaster Mosque, Sultan Hassan Mosque, the Hanging Church of St. Mary and the Egyptian Museum. • Memphis See the Ramses II statue and the Alabaster Sphinx. • Sakkara Marvel at the Step Pyramid, the oldest in the ancient world. • Giza View the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 5 buffet breakfasts in Cairo. • All meals on the Nile cruise.

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach. • All internal flights and relevant airport transfers are included on Egypt itineraries. • Escorted by one of Trafalgar’s English-speaking Egyptologists/ Travel Directors. • A stylish wallet and travel documents. • Complimentary airport transfers are provided on the arrival and departure days of your trip. Conditions apply. • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing. • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book.

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

* DAY 1 DEPART USA D Overnight flight to Cairo.

DAY 2 ARRIVE CAIRO Welcome to Cairo! You are met at Cairo Airport and transferred to your hotel. Wander through ancient, bustling streets in the City of a Thousand Minarets or simply relax after your journey. Hotel: Fairmont Heliopolis (SF) DAY 3 CAIRO – LUXOR – NILE CRUISE (4 NIGHTS) D Fly to Luxor and on arrival, visit the enormous temple complex at Karnak, featuring the Temple of Amun and the amazing Avenue of the Sphinx. Board your luxury cruise ship in time for lunch. Later visit the Grand Temple of Luxor before returning to your cruise ship for dinner. (BB L D) Cruise ship: MS Norma, MS Sapphire or MS La Bohème DAY 4 NILE CRUISE: LUXOR – EDFU Discover the Valley of the Kings in the Theban Hills west of the Nile, where tombs were built for the powerful nobles of the New Kingdom. Visit the Temple of Medinet Habou, the burial site of Ramses III. Admire Queen Hatshepsut’s impressive temple at Deir el-Bahri. View the Colossi of Memnon, carved from quartzite sandstone. Later, sail to Edfu. (B L D) DAY 5 NILE CRUISE: EDFU – KOM-OMBO Visit Egypt’s best-preserved cult temple at Edfu, dedicated to the falcon god Horus. Relax and admire the scenery as you sail upstream to Kom-Ombo − little has changed in a thousand years! This evening, dress up in traditional clothing and experience a fun-filled Egyptian Dinner and Galabea Party. (B L D) DAY 6 NILE CRUISE: KOM-OMBO – ASWAN Tour the Temple of Kom-Ombo, dedicated to the crocodile-headed god, Sobek. Sail from Aswan in a traditional felucca across the Nile to see the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener’s Island. A blood-red sunset is common in Aswan, all the more breathtaking with the silhouette of dozens of feluccas set against it. (B L D) DAY 7 DISEMBARK – ASWAN – CAIRO (4 NIGHTS) D Disembark in Aswan to explore the High Dam. Visit the Temple of Isis on the Island of Philae. See the Unfinished Obelisk. Later consider an optional excursion to the mighty Sun Temple of Abu Simbel − a once in a lifetime opportunity − where four giant stone statues of Ramses II guard the temple’s entrance. This afternoon fly back to Cairo from Aswan. (B) Hotel: Ramses Hilton (MD) DAY 8 CAIRO SIGHTSEEING Thousands of years of history are brought to life during your full day of sightseeing. See the ancient Citadel, built to protect the city from the Crusaders. Marvel at the Alabaster Mosque’s ornate interior and the Sultan Hassan Mosque, one of the masterpieces of Mamluk


Giza Province

Giza Sakkara

CAIRO 3 1

Memphis

River Nile

EGYPT

11 Days from $2050 Reference: EGBO Starts USA

Ends USA

Land Only

Starts USA

Tue 23 Oct Tue 30 Oct

Fri 2 Nov Fri 9 Nov

2125 2050

Tue 6 Nov Tue 13 Nov Tue 20 Nov Tue 27 Nov

Fri 16 Nov Fri 23 Nov Fri 30 Nov Fri 7 Dec

2050 2050 2050 2050

Tue 8 Jan Tue 15 Jan Tue 22 Jan Tue 29 Jan

Fri 18 Jan Fri 25 Jan Fri 1 Feb Fri 8 Feb

2050 2050 2050 2050

Tue 4 Dec Tue 11 Dec Tue 18 Dec Tue 25 Dec

Fri 14 Dec Fri 21 Dec Fri 28 Dec Fri 4 Jan 2013 Fri 11 Jan

2050 2050 2125 2425

Tue 5 Feb Tue 12 Feb Tue 19 Feb Tue 26 Feb

Fri 15 Feb Fri 22 Feb Fri 1 Mar Fri 8 Mar

2050 2050 2050 2050

Tue 5 Mar Tue 12 Mar Tue 19 Mar

Fri 15 Mar Fri 22 Mar Fri 29 Mar

2050 2050 2085

Red Sea

Tue 1 Jan Luxor Edfu Nile Cruise (4)

Kom-Ombo

Philae

Overnight stays

Sightseeing stops

Start

End

Aswan ABU SIMBEL Optional Excursion

architecture. Visit the Hanging Church of St. Mary in Old Cairo and see Tutankhamun’s priceless treasures at the Egyptian Museum, discovered by Howard Carter in the Valley of the Kings in 1922. Spend the evening as you wish. (BB) DAY 9 CAIRO – PYRAMID EXCURSION See the limestone Colossus of Ramses II and the giant Alabaster Sphinx at Memphis. Admire the Step Pyramid at Sakkara, which heralded the beginning of the pyramid age. Marvel at the Great Pyramids of Giza, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. See the enigmatic Great Sphinx − the oldest monumental sculpture in the world. The evening is yours to do as you please. Perhaps complete your Cairo experience with a romantic dinner cruise on the Nile. (BB) DAY 10 CAIRO AT LEISURE A full day to relax at the hotel or perhaps visit the bazaar for some last minute shopping in this fascinating city. (BB) DAY 11 CAIRO – USA D Today you leave this mysterious, ancient country. Say goodbye to your traveling companions and your Travel Director as you prepare for your trip home. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) Note: Ships or cruise itineraries on the Nile may vary occasionally according to seasonal circumstances. However, visits to sights and highlights will not be affected.

Land Only

2085

Single Room Supplement 23 Oct 12 & 18 - 25 Dec 12 Other departures

Karnak

Valley of the Kings

Ends USA

$570 $470

Triple rooms are not available

Please note: Guaranteed room share is not available on this trip. The above prices include Internal airfares and are accurate as of 1 March 2012. For up to date pricing please visit our website. Important Visa Information: Visas may be required for this trip, please speak with your Travel Agent at time of booking to assess your specific requirements. Free airport transfers: Transfers will be provided for guests who have advised Trafalgar of their flight details.

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR’S EVE HIGHLIGHTS Christmas Day is not celebrated in Egypt. Departure 25 December will celebrate New Year’s Eve in Cairo. Enjoy a festive meal before welcoming in the New Year. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra night accommodation please see pages 12-13 and 73.

D *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 73 for full details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

A FABULOUS NILE CRUISE IS INCLUDED A highlight of this trip is a cruise along the legendary River Nile on board the latest and most luxurious of ships, the MS Norma, MS Sapphire or MS La Bohème* 5-star features of the MS Norma, MS Sapphire or MS La Bohème are fully air-conditioned, luxury two-berth cabins with en-suite bathroom, full size bath, shower and toilet. There is a TV with video channels, music system, hair dryer, internal phone and mini-bar. On board facilities include a plunge pool, fitness equipment, two bars, dancing and folklore entertainment, restaurant and two gift shops. *Note: At certain times a similar cruise ship of the same category as MS Norma, MS Sapphire or MS La Bohème

JORDAN EXPERIENCE AND OPTIONAL DEAD SEA EXTENSION On your last day (Day 11) of the Best of Egypt, why not extend your vacation by joining our Jordan Experience? DAY 1 ARRIVE AMMAN D Welcome to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, a country rich in ancient history and biblical sites of importance. You are met on arrival at Amman Airport and transferred to your hotel. DAY 2 AMMAN – JERASH – PETRA (2 NIGHTS) Visit the ruins at Jerash, a beautifully preserved and once prosperous GrecoRoman city. Return to Amman for a sightseeing tour of the Roman amphitheater and Citadel Hill. Then travel to Petra, where you dine tonight at your hotel.

DAY 3 PETRA SIGHTSEEING John William Burgon described Petra as “a rose-red city half as old as time”, a description as accurate as any for this treasure of the ancient world. Spend the day in Petra and discover this wonder of the world for yourself! DAY 4 PETRA – AMMAN Follow the King’s Highway north to Shobak and visit the 12th century Crusader fortress. View the Promised Land from Mount Nebo. At Madaba, view the mosaic map of the Holy Land in St. George’s Church, dating from the 6th century.

Don’t miss the opportunity to extend your stay with two exhilarating nights at the Dead Sea. Alternatively, continue to Amman for your final night. DAY 5 AMMAN – USA D This morning bid farewell to this extraordinary land. Transfers to Amman airport are available. Conditions apply. Please see the Trafalgar website for full departure details and pricing: Jordan Experience reference: JORD Optional Dead Sea Extension reference: JEXT

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Wonders of Ancient Egypt Sphinx, Giza

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Memphis See the Colossus of Ramses II and the Alabaster Sphinx. • Sakkara View the Step Pyramid, the oldest in the ancient world. • Giza View the Great Pyramids and see the Sphinx. Experience the Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids. • Luxor Visit the Temple of Karnak, the Valley of the Kings and Deir El-Bahri, Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple and the Colossi of Memnon. • Dendera Explore the Temple dedicated to the Goddess Hathor. • Edfu Visit the Temple of Horus. • Aswan View the High Dam and Granite Quarries. Visit the Temple of Isis on Philae Island. Ride in a felucca to the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener Island. • Kom-Ombo Visit the Temple built during the Ptolemaic dynasty. • Cairo Sightseeing includes the Citadel, Sultan Hassan Mosque, Mohammed Ali’s Alabaster Mosque, the Hanging Church of St. Mary and the Egyptian Museum.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 4 buffet breakfasts in Cairo. • All meals on the Nile cruise.

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach. • All internal flights and relevant airport transfers are included on Egypt itineraries. • Escorted by one of Trafalgar’s Englishspeaking Egyptologists/Travel Directors. • A stylish wallet and travel documents. • Complimentary airport transfers are provided on the arrival and departure days of your trip. Conditions apply. • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing. • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book.

* DAY 1 DEPART USA D Overnight flight to Cairo.

DAY 2 ARRIVE CAIRO (2 NIGHTS) Welcome to Cairo! You are met on arrival at Cairo Airport and transferred to your hotel. Wander through ancient, bustling streets and get a feel for this magical, ancient city or simply relax after your journey. Hotel: Le Meridien Pyramids (SF) DAY 3 CAIRO – PYRAMIDS EXCURSION See the amazing limestone Colossus of Ramses II and the giant Alabaster Sphinx at Memphis, the capital of the Old Kingdom. Visit Sakkara and see the Step Pyramid, which heralded the pyramid age. Marvel at the Great Pyramid of Giza and see the Sphinx cast its enigmatic gaze across the desert. This evening you are treated to an unforgettable Sound and Light Show and a view of the pyramids at night. (BB) DAY 4 CAIRO – LUXOR – DENDERA – NILE CRUISE (7 NIGHTS) D Fly to Luxor for an expert guided tour of the enormous Karnak Temple complex - one of the largest ancient religious sites in the world. Board your cruise ship in time for lunch, and set sail for Dendera in the north. (BB L D) Cruise ship: MS Miriam or MS Giselle or similar DAY 5 NILE CRUISE: DENDERA – LUXOR Explore the Dendera Temple, dedicated to the Goddess Hathor, and see the bas-relief of Cleopatra with her son Caesarion. Rejoin your ship and cruise back to Luxor to visit the Grand Temple of Luxor. It was in Luxor that British crime novelist Agatha Christie stayed. Her time in Egypt inspired her to write the famous book Death on the Nile which was later made into a movie. (B L D) DAY 6 NILE CRUISE: LUXOR – EDFU Discover Deir el-Bahri, a complex of mortuary temples and tombs. See Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple and admire the Colossi of Memnon. Visit

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

Trafalgar Travel Director


Giza Province

Giza

Starts USA

Ends USA

Land Only

Mon 22 Oct Mon 29 Oct

Sat 3 Nov Sat 10 Nov

2350 2350

Mon 5 Nov Mon 12 Nov Mon 19 Nov Mon 26 Nov

Sat 17 Nov Sat 24 Nov Sat 1 Dec Sat 8 Dec

2350 2350 2350 2350

Mon 3 Dec Mon 10 Dec Mon 17 Dec Mon 24 Dec Mon 31 Dec

Sat 15 Dec Sat 22 Dec Sat 29 Dec Sat 5 Jan Sat 12 Jan

2350 2350 2399 2575 2399

2 1 CAIRO

Sakkara Memphis

SAUDI ARABIA

River Nile

Red Sea

EGYPT

Dendera Valley of the Kings

Single Room Supplement 17 - 31 Dec 12 & 18 Mar 13 Other departures

Karnak Luxor

Edfu Nile Cruise (7)

Kom-Ombo

Philae

Overnight stays

13 Days from $2350 Reference: EGWE

Sightseeing stops

Start

End

Aswan ABU SIMBEL Optional Excursion

the Valley of the Kings, the burial place of many of the New Kingdom pharaohs, including Tutankhamun. Sailing from Luxor to Edfu, passing through Esna Lock, you glide past primitive villages lining the banks of the Nile. (B L D) DAY 7 NILE CRUISE: EDFU – ASWAN Visit the Temple of Edfu, one of the best preserved and dedicated to the falcon god Horus. Cruise to Aswan. Dress up in galabeas and enjoy a fun-filled evening of Egyptian culture and cuisine. (B L D)

$570 $530

Starts USA

Ends USA

Land Only

Mon 7 Jan Mon 14 Jan Mon 21 Jan Mon 28 Jan

Sat 19 Jan Sat 26 Jan Sat 2 Feb Sat 9 Feb

2350 2350 2350 2350

Mon 4 Feb Mon 11 Feb Mon 18 Feb Mon 25 Feb

Sat 16 Feb Sat 23 Feb Sat 2 Mar Sat 9 Mar

2350 2350 2350 2350

Mon 4 Mar Mon 11 Mar Mon 18 Mar

Sat 16 Mar Sat 23 Mar Sat 30 Mar

2350 2350 2399

2013

Triple rooms are not available

Please note: Guaranteed room share is not available on this trip. The above prices include internal airfares and are accurate as of 1 March 2012. For up to date pricing please visit our website. Important Visa Information: Visas may be required for this vacation, please speak with your Travel Agent at time of booking to assess your specific requirements. Airport transfers: Transfers will be provided for guests who have advised Trafalgar of their flight details.

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR’S EVE HIGHLIGHTS Christmas Day is not celebrated in Egypt. Departure 24 December will celebrate New Year’s Eve aboard your Cruise ship. Enjoy a delicious meal before seeing in the New Year in true Egyptian style! For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra night accommodation please see pages 12-13 and 73.

D *Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare

DAY 8 NILE CRUISE: ASWAN View the impressive High Dam and Granite Quarries, home of the famous Unfinished Obelisk. Visit the Temple of Isis on the Island of Philae. Take a memorable ride in a felucca across the Nile to view the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener’s Island. (B L D)

available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. See page 73 for full details.

DAY 9 NILE CRUISE: ASWAN – KOM-OMBO – EDFU Take an optional air excursion to the temples of Abu Simbel beside Lake Nasser, to see four giant stone statues of Ramses II carved out of the mountains. This afternoon visit the roofless Temple of Kom-Ombo, dedicated to the falcon and crocodile gods. (B L D)

Note: Ships or cruise itineraries on the Nile may vary occasionally according to seasonal circumstances, however, visits to sights and highlights will not be affected.

DAY 10 NILE CRUISE: EDFU – LUXOR A full day cruising on the Nile today. Take advantage of the on board facilities or relax on the sun deck with a book. Enjoy the splendid and unique scenery as you cruise to Luxor. (B L D) DAY 11 DISEMBARK LUXOR – CAIRO (2 NIGHTS) D Fly to Cairo. This evening you might consider an evening meal in a local restaurant followed by some lively Egyptian entertainment. (B) Hotel: Ramses Hilton (MD) DAY 12 CAIRO SIGHTSEEING Tour the Citadel, a spectacular complex dominating Cairo’s skyline, built in the 12th century to protect the city from Christian Crusaders. Visit the Alabaster Mosque at the citadel’s summit − one of the city’s most important landmarks − and the Sultan Hassan Mosque. Go inside the Hanging Church of St. Mary in Old Cairo above the water gate. Immerse yourself in thousands of artifacts at the famous Egyptian Museum, including the splendid treasures of Tutankhamun, discovered by Howard Carter in 1922. Enjoy your final evening in the fascinating city of Cairo. (BB) DAY 13 CAIRO – USA D At the end of a truly memorable vacation, say goodbye to this unforgettable country and your Travel Director and traveling companions. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

A FABULOUS NILE CRUISE IS INCLUDED A highlight of this vacation is a cruise along the legendary River Nile on board the latest and most luxurious of ships, the MS Miriam or MS Giselle*. On board facilities of this superb vessel include a plunge pool and sun deck which runs the length and width of the ship, salon, two bars, a lounge for relaxing, dancing and folklore entertainment, a large restaurant serving Egyptian and international cuisine, and two gift shops. 5-star features of the ships are fully air-conditioned, luxury two-berth cabins with ensuite bathroom, full size bath, shower and toilet. There is a TV with video channels, music system, hair dryer, internal phone and mini-bar. *Note: At certain times a similar cruise ship of the same category as MS Miriam or MS Giselle may be used.

MS Miriam

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Egyptian Voyager Alexandria

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Cairo Visit the Egyptian Museum. • Giza View the Great Pyramids and Sphinx. • Aswan Tour the High Dam. Sail in a felucca to see the Botanical Gardens and Aga Khan Mausoleum. • Nile Cruise Visit the Temples of Philae, Kom-Ombo and Edfu. • Luxor Visit the Temples of Luxor and Karnak, the Valley of the Kings, Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple and Memnon Colossus. • Alexandria Visit the Coptic Monasteries en route (when open). Explore the Roman Theater, Pompey’s Pillar, Kom el Shoqafa Catacomb, National Museum and El Morsi Abu El Abbas Mosque.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 4 buffet breakfasts in Cairo. • 1 buffet breakfast in Alexandria. • 1 three-course dinner in a local restaurant in Alexandria. • All meals on the Nile cruise.

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach. • All internal flights and relevant airport transfers are included on Egypt itineraries. • Escorted by one of Trafalgar’s English-speaking Egyptologists/ Travel Directors. • A stylish wallet and travel documents. • Complimentary airport transfers are provided on the arrival and departure days of your trip. Conditions apply. • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing. • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book.

* DAY 1 DEPART USA D Overnight flight to Cairo.

DAY 2 ARRIVE CAIRO (2 NIGHTS) Welcome to Cairo! You are met on arrival at Cairo Airport and transferred to your hotel. Spend time exploring the city or simply relax and soak up the atmosphere. Hotel: Ramses Hilton (MD) DAY 3 CAIRO SIGHTSEEING Enjoy an expert guided tour of the Egyptian Museum, home of King Tutankhamun’s priceless treasure, discovered by Howard Carter in the Valley of the Kings in 1922. See one of the seven wonders of the ancient world − the Great Pyramids at Giza, including the Pyramid of Cheops. Admire the inscrutable Sphinx casting its enigmatic gaze across the desert. (BB) DAY 4 CAIRO – ASWAN – NILE CRUISE (3 NIGHTS) D After your flight to Aswan, visit the impressive High Dam. Travel by motorboat to the Temple of Isis, rising from the waters of the Nile on the Island of Philae. Board your luxury Nile cruise ship in time for lunch, then enjoy a memorable ride in a felucca to see the Botanical Gardens. See the Aga Khan Mausoleum, one of the grandest sights in Lower Egypt. (BB L D) Cruise ship: MS Giselle, MS Sapphire or MS La Bohème DAY 5 NILE CRUISE: KOM-OMBO – EDFU Take an optional air excursion to the Temple of Ramses II at Abu Simbel, where four giant statues of the great pharaoh stand guard. Otherwise enjoy a relaxing morning. This afternoon visit the Temple wof Kom-Ombo, dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile god. This evening, dress up in traditional Egyptian galabeas for a fun-filled Egyptian dinner and cultural experience. (B L D) DAY 6 NILE CRUISE: EDFU – LUXOR Discover Egypt’s best-preserved cult temple at Edfu, dedicated to the falcon god, Horus. See the ancient Great Temple at Luxor, which dominates the town. (B L D)

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

Luxor Temple, Luxor


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Duration: 10 Days Pace: Relaxed Alexandria

10 Days from $2050 Reference: EGVO Starts USA

Ends USA

Land Only

Fri 26 Oct

Sun 4 Nov

2050

Fri 2 Nov Fri 9 Nov Fri 16 Nov Fri 23 Nov Fri 30 Nov

Sun 11 Nov Sun 18 Nov Sun 25 Nov Sun 2 Dec Sun 9 Dec

2050 2050 2050 2050 2050

Fri 7 Dec Fri 14 Dec Fri 21 Dec Fri 28 Dec

Sun 16 Dec Sun 23 Dec Sun 30 Dec Sun 6 Jan 2013 Sun 13 Jan Sun 20 Jan Sun 27 Jan

2050 2050 2125 2285

Starts USA

Ends USA

Land Only

Fri 25 Jan

Sun 3 Feb

2050

Fri 1 Feb Fri 8 Feb Fri 15 Feb Fri 22 Feb

Sun 10 Feb Sun 17 Feb Sun 24 Feb Sun 3 Mar

2050 2050 2050 2050

Fri 1 Mar Fri 8 Mar Fri 15 Mar Fri 22 Mar Fri 29 Mar

Sun 10 Mar Sun 17 Mar Sun 24 Mar Sun 31 Mar Sun 7 Apr

2050 2050 2050 2099 2135

Fri 5 Apr Fri 12 Apr

Sun 14 Apr Sun 21 Apr

2050 2050

1

ISRAEL JORDON

2 2 CAIRO

SAUDI ARABIA River Nile

EGYPT

Fri 4 Jan Fri 11 Jan Fri 18 Jan

Red Sea Karnak

Valley of the Kings

Luxor

Edfu

Kom-Ombo

Overnight stays

Sightseeing stops

Start

End

2050 2050 2050

Single Room Supplement Triple rooms are not available 21 Dec 12 - 4 Jan 13 & 29 Mar 13 $450 Other departures $400

Nile Cruise (3)

Philae

DATES ADDED ON PRICING

Please note: Guaranteed room share is not available on this trip.

Aswan

The above prices include Internal airfares and are accurate as of 1 March 2012. For up to date pricing please visit our website.

ABU SIMBEL Optional Extension

Important Visa Information: Visas may be required for this vacation, please speak with your Travel Agent at time of booking to assess your specific requirements.

DAY 7 DISEMBARK – LUXOR – CAIRO D Explore the extraordinary Valley of the Kings, where the New Kingdom pharaohs were buried in tombs built into the hillsides. Visit Deir el- Bahri, a breathtaking complex of mortuary temples and tombs. Admire Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple. Marvel at the Colossi of Memnon on the West Bank and the gigantic Karnak Temple Complex. Later fly back to Cairo. (B) Hotel: Ramses Hilton (MD) DAY 8 CAIRO – ALEXANDRIA Visit the Coptic Monasteries at Wadi El Natrun (if open) on the way to Alexandria. Founded by Alexander the Great in 322 BC, Alexandria was one of the most famous cities in the ancient world, and the country’s capital for nearly a thousand years. It retains its status as a cultural and industrial center, and is renowned for the beautiful seafront area known as the Corniche. Enjoy spectacular views of the Mediterranean this evening when you dine with your fellow travelers at a local restaurant. (BB D) Hotel: Helnan Alexandria (SF) DAY 9 ALEXANDRIA SIGHTSEEING – CAIRO Tour the white marble Roman Amphitheater and Pompey’s Pillar at the ancient acropolis. Visit the Kom el Shoqafa Catacomb and the National Museum. Admire the magnificent El Morsi Abu El Abbas Mosque. Later drive back to Cairo. (BB) Hotel: Concorde El Salam (SF) DAY 10 CAIRO – USA D Say goodbye to Egypt, your fellow travelers and Travel Director after the trip of a lifetime. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

Giza

Airport transfers: Transfers will be provided for all guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details.

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR’S EVE HIGHLIGHTS Christmas Day is not celebrated in Egypt. Departure 28 December will celebrate New Year’s Eve aboard your cruise ship. Enjoy a delicious meal before welcoming in the New Year Egyptian style! For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra night accommodation please see pages 12-13 and 73.

D *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 73 for full details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

Note: Ships or cruise itineraries on the Nile may vary occasionally according to seasonal circumstances. However, visits to sights and highlights will not be affected.

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

MS MSSapphire Sapphire Giza

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Best of Turkey Hagia Sophia, Istanbul

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest lunch in an Ottoman-style house. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Gallipoli Visit Anzac Cove and Lone Pine Cemetery. • Troy Visit the ruins of the ancient city and see the Wooden Horse. • Pergamon Visit the Asclepion Medical Center. • Ephesus Visit the Great Theater, Library of Celsius, Gymnasium, Temple of Hadrian and House of the Virgin Mary. • Pamukkale Visit the Cotton Castle springs. • Hierapolis Visit the ruins of the Roman health spa. • Antalya Visit the Archaeological Museum. • Perge and Aspendos Visit Pamphylian, Hellenistic and Roman cities. • Konya Visit the Mevlana Museum, home of the Whirling Dervishes, and Karatay Tile Museum. • Cappadocia Marvel at the underground city of Sarhatli, and visit Urgup and the Open-Air Museum at Goreme. • Ankara Visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilization and Ataturk’s Mausoleum. • Gordion See the Earth Tumulus. • Bursa Visit the Green Ottoman Complex and the Grand Mosque. • Istanbul Sightseeing includes the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 13 Buffet Breakfasts. • B Be My Guest lunch. • 12 evening meals: ▪ E Welcome Reception with your Travel Director in Istanbul. ▪ 10 three-course or open-buffet dinners. ▪ F Farewell Dinner on your final night in Istanbul.

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury airconditioned coach. • Ferry crossings from Eceabat to Çanakkale, and Yalova to Istanbul. • The services of a professional multi-lingual Travel Director throughout your journey. • A stylish wallet and travel documents. • Complimentary airport transfers are provided on the arrival and departure days of your trip. Conditions apply. • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing. • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book.

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* DAY 1 DEPART USA D Overnight flight to Istanbul.

DAY 2 ARRIVE ISTANBUL E Welcome to one of the most interesting and dynamic cities in the world! On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Relax after your journey and in the evening attend a Welcome Reception with your Travel Director and meet your fellow travelers. (WR) Hotel: Dedeman Istanbul/Holiday Inn Sisli (SF) DAY 3 ISTANBUL – GALLIPOLI – ÇANAKKALE Explore the Gallipoli Peninsula and see Anzac Cove, the site of a bitter battle in WWI. Visit Lone Pine Cemetry, the final resting place of many allied soldiers. See the Dardanelles and stay overnight in Çanakkale. (BB D) Hotel: Kolin/Tusan (F) DAY 4 ÇANAKKALE – TROY – PERGAMON – IZMIR (SMYRNA) Visit the ruins of Troy, the site of the Trojan War, to see the famous Wooden Horse. Explore the ancient Asclepion Medical Center at the ancient city of Pergamon. Dine at your hotel in Izmir this evening. (BB D) Hotel: Swiss Hotel/Kaya (SF) DAY 5 IZMIR – EPHESUS – ST. MARY’S HOUSE – PAMUKKALE Visit the excavations at Ephesus including the Temple of Hadrian, Great Theater and Library of Celsius. See the House of the Virgin Mary at Mt. Koressos en route to the hot springs at Pamukkale. (BB D) Hotel: Pam Thermal (F) DAY 6 PAMUKKALE – HIERAPOLIS – ANTALYA (2 NIGHTS) Visit the Cotton Castle springs at Pamukkale and the ruins of the Roman health spa at Hierapolis. Spend the afternoon exploring the narrow streets of Antalya. (BB D) Hotel: Antalya (SF) DAY 7 ANTALYA – PERGE AND ASPENDOS EXCURSION Visit the impressive Antalya Archaeological Museum and the Roman cities of Perge and Aspendos. Here see one of the best-preserved Roman theatres in the world, built during the rule of Marcus Aurelius. (BB D) Whirling Dervish


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Airport transfers: Transfers will be provided for guests who have advised Trafalgar of their flight details.

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR’S EVE HIGHLIGHTS

DAY 9 KONYA – CAPPADOCIA (2 NIGHTS) Visit the well preserved Sultanhan Caravansary. Journey on to biblical Cappadocia. Here you visit the underground city of Sarhatli on the ancient Silk Road just outside Konya and see the cone of Uchisar. This evening, dine at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Dedeman Cappadocia (F) DAY 10 CAPPADOCIA – URGUP AND GOREME EXCURSION Spend the day exploring the volcanic landscape in and around Urgup, dotted with caves and troglodyte dwellings. Visit the Goreme Open-air Museum and learn about pottery making in Avanos. (BB D) DAY 11 CAPPADOCIA – ANKARA 5 Your expert Local Guide takes you on a tour of the capital Ankara. Visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilization and Ataturk’s Mausoleum. Enjoy dinner at your hotel this evening. (BB D) Hotel: Moevenpick Ankara (Deluxe)

Christmas Day is not celebrated in Turkey. Departure 20 December will celebrate New Year’s Eve in Bursa. Departure 22 December will celebrate New Year’s Eve in Cappadocia. Departure 27 December will celebrate New Year’s Eve in Pammukale. Departure 29 December will celebrate New Year’s Eve in Çanakkale. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra night accommodation please see pages 12-13 and 73.

D *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 73 for full details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

Return home with many special memories. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB) Important Visa Information: Visas may be required for this vacation, please speak with your Travel Agent at time of booking to assess your specific requirements.

DAY 12 ANKARA – GORDION – BURSA Hear the fascinating legend of King Midas at Gordion, and see the Great Tumulus, the city’s largest burial mound. Explore the Green Ottoman Complex and Grand Mosque at Bursa. Spend the afternoon seeing the sights of your choice. Finish the day with dinner at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Thermal Kervansaray (F) DAY 13 BURSA – ISTANBUL (2 NIGHTS) Cross the Sea of Marmara to Istanbul by ferry. Plan your day as you wish. Enjoy the exotic atmosphere and shop for souvenirs at the bustling Grand Bazaar, one of the world’s largest markets. (BB) Hotel: Dedeman Istanbul/Holiday Inn Sisli (SF) DAY 14 ISTANBUL SIGHTSEEING F Gain an insight into the Ottoman Empire’s power and influence during your guided tour of the Topkapi Palace. Explore the Hagia Sophia, a former Orthodox patriarchal basilica. Visit the wonderful Blue Mosque built in the 17th century. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and travelling companions. (BB FD) DAY 15 ISTANBUL – USA D This morning after breakfast, it is time to bid farewell to this fascinating city which lies on both the European and Asian sides of the Bosphorus.

Memorials at Anzac Cove, Gallipoli

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DAY 8 ANTALYA – KONYA B This morning travel inland and enjoy a Be My Guest lunch in a 100 year old traditional Ottoman-style house hosted by a local family. Visit the Mevlana Museum and Mausoleum, the final resting place for members of the Whirling Dervish mystic sect. You will also see the final resting place of Mevlana, the founder of this unique movement. Then continue on to the Karatay Tile Museum. (BB BG D) Hotel: Rixos (F)

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Best of Israel Jerusalem

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Jerusalem Sightseeing includes Yad Vashem, the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Wailing Wall and the Via Dolorosa. See the Mount of Olives. • Mount Zion Visit the tomb of King David. • Dead Sea Excursion including a visit to the Fortress of Masada. • Lower Galilee Spend two nights on a traditional Israeli kibbutz. • Nazareth Visit the Church of the Annunciation. • Capernaum See the old synagogue and the Mount of Beatitudes. • Golan Heights See the former Syrian bunkers and Kunietra. • Tzfat (Safed) Visit the ancient synagogue and artists’ colony. • Acre Discover the underground Crusader City. • Haifa Visit the Persian Gardens and enjoy views of the Bahai Shrine from the summit of Mount Carmel. • Megiddo See the excavations of Solomon’s Stables. • Caesarea View the Roman amphitheater and aqueduct.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS

* DAY 1 DEPART USA D Overnight flight to Tel Aviv.

DAY 2 ARRIVE TEL AVIV – JERUSALEM (4 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Israel! On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Jerusalem. Relax or take a stroll around Jerusalem. In the evening, enjoy a Welcome Drink with your fellow travelers and your Travel Director. Hotel: Dan Panorama Jerusalem (F) DAY 3 MOUNT ZION – THE OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM Admire the Old City of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives. Visit the tomb of King David on Mount Zion. See the room where the Last Supper took place near Zion Gate. Walk through the Jewish Quarter to the Wailing Wall and see the Dome of the Rock. Follow the Stations of the Cross along the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. (IB) DAY 4 JERUSALEM – DEAD SEA – MASADA – JERUSALEM Traverse the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. Near Qumran, view the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. A short drive brings you to Masada. Ride by cable car to the ancient fortress where the Zealots made their last stand against the Romans. Explore the excavations of Herod’s Palace before having the chance to float in the Dead Sea, time permitting. (IB)

• E Welcome Drink with your Travel Director in Jerusalem. • 8 Israeli breakfasts with juice. • 2 three-course dinners.

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach or minibus. • The services of a professional multi-lingual Travel Director throughout your journey. • A stylish wallet and travel documents. • Complimentary airport transfers are provided on the arrival and departure days of your trip. Conditions apply. • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing. • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book.

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DAY 5 JERUSALEM FREE TIME Spend the day exploring the sights of your choice. There are a wealth of great attractions to visit, including the Tower of David Museum, the Archaeological Gardens and the Davidson Center. (IB) DAY 6 NEW CITY OF JERUSALEM – LOWER GALILEE (2 NIGHTS) Tour Yad Vashem, a memorial commemorating the six million martyrs of World War II. Discover the Shrine of the Book at the Israel Museum, housing the Dead Sea Scrolls. See the Knesset − Israel’s Parliament − and the Givat Ram Campus of the Hebrew University. Traveling through the Jordan Valley you reach the Golan Heights to enjoy a spectcular view of the Sea of Galilee, before continuing to your Kibbutz hotel. (IB D) Hotel: Kibbutz Lavie (F) DAY 7 EXCURSION TO TZFAT AND NAZARETH See the old synagogue at Capernaum, the old town of Jesus. Continue to the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Visit the ancient synagogue and artists’ colony at Tzfat, one of Judaism’s Four Holy Cities. Explore the Church of the Annunciation at Nazareth. (IB D) DAY 8 LOWER GALILEE – ACRE – HAIFA – MEGGIDO – CAESAREA – TEL AVIV (2 NIGHTS) Discover the fascinating underground Crusaders City at Acre. Admire the views of the Bahai Shrine and visit the beautiful Persian Gardens at Haifa. See the excavations of Solomon’s Stables at Megiddo. See Roman statues, the aqueduct and the Roman Theatre at Caesarea, the ancient port city. Later travel to Tel Aviv for a two-night stay. (IB) Hotel: Dan Panorama Tel Aviv (F)

e Note: Due to Jewish Holidays some departures will not stay at Kibbutz

Lavie in Lower Galilee but in alternative hotel accommodation.

Airport transfers: Transfers will be provided for guests who have advised Trafalgar of their flight details.

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR’S EVE HIGHLIGHTS Christmas Day is not celebrated in Israel. Departure 26 December will celebrate New Year’s Eve in Tiberias. Enjoy a delicious meal before seeing in the New Year Israeli style! For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra night accommodation please see pages 12-13 and 73.

D *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 73 for full details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

Chat in our Online Forums Make friends with people from all walks of life in our online forums and find out more about Trafalgar guided holidays from past Trafalgar guests! Ask questions, read travel tales and discuss anything and everything about travel. Register today at www.trafalgar.com/community/forums

DAY 9 TEL AVIV FREE TIME Take time on your own to discover the myriad delights Tel Aviv has to offer, the Flea Market, Newe Zedek, the first Jewish neighbourhood, the Diaspora Museum and the Eretz Israel Museum. (IB) DAY 10 TEL AVIV – USA D After a memorable vacation in this historic region, it is time to say goodbye to your fellow travelers as you prepare for your journey home. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. (IB) Important notice: Security is a major concern to all and the situation in Israel is constantly changing. Events in Israel coupled with the ‘Travel Advisories’ put out by various governments may at times necessitate changes to the brochured itinerary and accommodations and even trip cancellation. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information. You must accept the risks involved when traveling to Israel and accept responsibility for your own travel decisions.

Caption Praying at the Wailing Wall, Jerusalem

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European Traveler Chapel Bridge, Lucerne

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Guide For included sightseeing in London, Paris, Florence and Rome. • I Local Specialty Visit a traditional glassblowing factory in Venice.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • London Sights include views of Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Big Ben. • Dover See the White Cliffs. • Vimy Ridge Catch a glimpse of the Canadian Memorial. • Paris Sightseeing tour includes a visit to the second level of the Eiffel Tower for spectacular city panoramas. See the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Paris Opera, Louvre and Notre Dame Cathedral. • Lucerne View the ancient Chapel Bridge and the Lion Monument. • Venice Enjoy a canal cruise by private motor launch. Visit St. Mark’s Square and view the Doge’s Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and St Mark’s Basilica. • Florence Admire the panoramic views from Piazzale Michelangelo. Your walking tour takes you to Signoria Square and includes views of the Duomo, Baptistery, Ponte Vecchio and Santa Croce Basilica. • Rome Sightseeing tour includes views of the ancient Roman Forum, the Colosseum and Circus Maximus. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica and view Michelangelo’s Pieta.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 1 buffet breakfast and 1 continental breakfast in London. • 7 hot buffet breakfasts. • 4 evening meals: ▪ E Welcome Reception with Welcome Drinks and dinner and an evening drive with your Travel Director in Paris. ▪ 1 three-course dinner. ▪ N 1 three-course dinner with local wine. ▪ F Farewell Dinner with wine in Rome.

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• First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an onboard restroom. • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host at your London hotel. • Pick-up at your Trafalgar London hotel for London Sightseeing and departure to Paris. • The services of a professional multi-lingual Travel Director throughout your journey. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • Cross-Channel Ferry from Dover to Calais. • A complimentary London Airport shuttle service is available. Airport transfers to Rome Fiumicino Airport are provided on Day 11. Conditions apply. See departure panel on page opposite for further details. • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing. • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book.

* DAY 1 DEPART USA D Overnight flight to London.

DAY 2 ARRIVE LONDON (2 NIGHTS) Relax after your flight or spend the afternoon exploring this magical capital city. Hotel: Holiday Inn Kensington Forum (F) DAY 3 LONDON SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 See a host of sights including Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace during your morning guided sightseeing tour with an expert Local Guide. Finish in central London and spend the rest of the day discovering the city’s delights. (BB) DAY 4 LONDON – PARIS (2 NIGHTS) E From the White Cliffs of Dover, cross the Channel to Calais. Drive past the Canadian Memorial at Vimy Ridge before continuing via the Somme First World War battlefields to Paris. Enjoy a Welcome Reception with Welcome Drinks and a light dinner in the evening with your fellow companions and Travel Director. Later an orientation drive will show you some of the sights which await you - a perfect introduction to your magical vacation! (CB WR) Hotel: Evergreen Laurel (F) DAY 5 PARIS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 Drive along the famous Champs Élysées to view the Arc de Triomphe, beneath which lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Your included morning sightseeing tour with an expert Local Guide will take you for a trip up the Eiffel Tower to the second level for a breathtaking views of the city. Spend the afternoon visiting the sights of your choice. Perhaps take an excursion to the Louvre to see the Mona Lisa. (BB) DAY 6 PARIS – LUCERNE See the sprawling vineyards of Auxerrois and Burgundy as you journey south, passing the medieval castle of Châteauneuf. Cross the border into Switzerland where the scenery is a kaleidoscope of color. View the beautiful Lake Lucerne. Walk across the 14th century wooden Chapel Bridge and visit the emotive Lion of Lucerne during your afternoon orientation. (BB D) Hotel: Astoria (F) DAY 7 LUCERNE – VENICE N Travel the scenic St. Gotthard Region through the Alps and cross the border at Chiasso into Italy. Catch a glimpse of the Italian Lake Region, a popular retreat for aristocrats since Roman times. Pass Verona and arrive in Venice, Queen of the Adriatic. (BB D) Hotel: Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana (F) DAY 8 VENICE ORIENTATION – FLORENCE I Your private motor launch takes you to St. Mark’s Square to view the Bridge of Sighs and the Doge’s Palace. Witness a Local Specialty glass-blowing demonstration at one of the oldest workshops on the island, then spend your free time discovering Venice’s hidden


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gems. Afterwards, cross the Apennine Mountains to Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance and your home for the night. (BB) Hotel: Grand Hotel Mediterraneo (F) DAY 9 FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING – ROME (2 NIGHTS) 5 Your expert Local Guide reveals a wealth of fascinating insights during your guided walk around Florence, a city with a rich Renaissance history. View the marble Duomo engineered by Brunelleschi and the magnificent doors of the Baptistery. Admire the Ponte Vecchio which spans the River Arno and marvel at the impressive sculptures and stunning palazzi in the city. Shop for 18-carat gold jewelry and the finest Italian leather goods before heading to Rome, the last stop on your trip. (BB) Hotel: Cicerone (F) DAY 10 ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 F Your expert Local Guide takes you on a tour of St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City, one of the largest and most significant churches in the Christian world. Here you will view Michelangelo’s Renaissance masterpiece, the Pieta. See the Roman Forum and Colosseum, site of ancient gladiatorial contests and public events. Spend time this afternoon visiting the sights of your choice. Perhaps consider an excursion to the Sistine Chapel. Make sure to capture a magic moment

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$200 2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to $108 p.p. Young Traveler Discount Airport Transfers For London Airport shuttle service, conditions apply, see full details on page 73. Return transfers from the last hotel will arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport at 7.00am and 9.30am.

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR’S EVE HIGHLIGHTS The 20 December 2012 departure will celebrate Christmas in picturesque lakeside Lucerne. Enjoy a delicious festive meal with all the trimmings surrounded by stunning scenery – a truly memorable Christmas in Switzerland! The 27 December 2012 departure will celebrate New Year’s Eve in Paris. Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of this magical city at New Year. After a delicious dinner, we will take you to a good vantage point to enjoy the fireworks over the city. A late transfer will ensure you get to experience an unforgettable night! This special New Year’s Eve celebration dinner will replace the included dinner in Lucerne on Day 6. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra night accommodation please see pages 12-13 and 73.

D *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 73 for full details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

as you toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain. This evening, join your traveling companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant. (BB FD) DAY 11 ROME – USA D Say ‘arrivederci’ to Rome and your traveling companions, and return home with memories you will cherish for years to come. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

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European Dream Grand Canal, Venice

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Guide For included sightseeing in Rome, Paris and London. • I Local Specialty Visit a traditional glassblowing factory in Venice.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Rome Sightseeing tour includes views of the ancient Roman Forum, the Colosseum and Circus Maximus. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica and view Michelangelo’s Pieta. • Venice Enjoy a canal cruise by private motor launch. Visit St. Mark’s Square and view the Doge’s Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and St Mark’s Basilica. Visit a traditional glass-blowing factory. • Varese Enjoy a night in the scenic Italian Lake District. • St. Gotthard Enjoy breathtaking Alpine scenery en route to Switzerland. • Lucerne Visit the Lion Monument and see the ancient Chapel Bridge. • Paris Sightseeing tour includes a visit to the second level of the Eiffel Tower for spectacular city panoramas. See the Champs Elysees, Arc de Triomphe, Paris Opera, Louvre and Notre Dame Cathedral. • Dover See the White Cliffs. • London Sights include views of Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Big Ben.

* DAY 1 DEPART USA D Overnight flight to Rome.

DAY 2 ARRIVE ROME (2 NIGHTS) E Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City! In the evening enjoy a Welcome Reception with your Travel Director and fellow companions. Later, relax on an orientation drive to whet your appetite for the sights that await you. (WR) Hotel: Grand Hotel Tiberio (F) DAY 3 ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 Your guided sightseeing tour with an expert Local Guide takes you to visit St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City, one of the largest and most significant churches in the Christian world. Witness Michelangelo’s Pietà, a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture. View the Roman Forum and the Colosseum, site of ancient gladiatorial contests. Spend time on your own experiencing the wonders of the Eternal City. Perhaps visit the Sistine Chapel or make a wish and throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain. (BB) DAY 4 ROME – VENICE Driving north from Rome, follow the River Tiber into Umbria, passing the ancient hilltop towns of Orte and Orvieto. See the sprawling vineyards of the Chianti region and terraced olive groves in Tuscany before crossing the dramatic Apennine Mountain range. From here, journey past Bologna, the provincial capital of Emilia Romagna, to

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 7 hot buffet breakfasts. • 2 buffet breakfasts in London. • 4 evening meals: ▪ E Welcome Reception with light snacks and Welcome Drinks and an orientation drive with your Travel Director in Rome. ▪ N 1 three-course dinner with local wine. ▪ 1 three-course dinner in Lucerne. ▪ F Farewell Dinner with wine in Paris.

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• First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an onboard restroom. • The services of a professional multi-lingual Travel Director throughout your journey. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • Cross-Channel Ferry from Calais to Dover. • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host at your London hotel. • Pick-up at your Trafalgar London hotel for London Sightseeing. • Airport transfers from Rome Fiumicino Airport are provided on Day 2. There is also a complimentary London Airport shuttle service available. Conditions apply. See departure panel on page opposite for further details. • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing. • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book.

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the flat plains of Veneto and across the River Po into the romantic city of Venice − Queen of the Adriatic − your home for the night. (BB D) Hotel: Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana (F) DAY 5 VENICE SIGHTSEEING – VARESE I Cruise by private motor launch along the canals to St. Mark’s Square, the ‘drawing room of Europe’. Gaze in wonder at Venice’s elegant architecture, including the Bridge of Sighs and the Doge’s Palace. Enjoy a Local Specialty demonstration at one of the oldest traditional glassblowing workshops on the island and shop in fashionable boutiques. (BB) Hotel: Palace Grand Hotel (F) DAY 6 VARESE – LUCERNE N Traversing the Alps along the scenic St. Gotthard route in Switzerland, you arrive on the picturesque shores of Lake Lucerne. Visit the Lion Monument, a memorial to Swiss Guards massacred in Paris in 1792 while guarding Louis XVI. Explore the old town and cross the Chapel Bridge, one of Lucerne’s most famous landmarks, dating from the 14th century. Consider taking an invigorating mountain excursion or shop for famous Swiss chocolate. (BB D) Hotel: Renaissance Lucerne (SF)

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Airport Transfers Transfers on arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport will operate at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the first hotel. For London Airport shuttle service, see full details on page 73.

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR’S EVE HIGHLIGHTS The 20 December 2012 departure will celebrate Christmas in picturesque lakeside Lucerne. Enjoy a delicious festive meal with all the trimmings surrounded by stunning scenery – a truly memorable Christmas in Switzerland! The 27 December 2012 departure will celebrate New Year’s Eve in Varese. Enjoy an authentic Italian meal with your newfound friends and then later a glass of ‘spumante’ to toast the year ahead. This special New Year’s Eve celebration dinner will replace the included dinner in Lucerne on Day 6. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra night accommodation please see pages 12-13 and 73.

D *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 73 for full details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

DAY 11 LONDON – USA D Time to bid farewell to London as your memorable European vacation comes to an end. (BB)

DAY 8 PARIS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 F Your expert Local Guide takes you on a morning tour of the city’s sights. Ascend to the second level of the Eiffel Tower by elevator and get a bird’s eye view of the golden dome of Les Invalides. See the Arc de Triomphe and Place de la Concorde. Plan your afternoon. Perhaps take an excursion to visit Versailles, lavishly designed by Louis XIV. Tonight dine with your Travel Director and fellow travelers at a Farewell Dinner. (BB FD) DAY 9 PARIS – LONDON (2 NIGHTS) Say ‘au revoir’ as you pass the Somme battlefields en route to Calais. Sail across the Channel to Dover, continuing by coach through Kent to London, your final destination. (BB) Hotel: Holiday Inn Kensington Forum (F) DAY 10 LONDON SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 See a host of sights including Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace during your morning guided sightseeing tour with an expert Local Guide. Finish in central London and spend the rest of the day discovering the city’s delights. (BB)

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DAY 7 LUCERNE – PARIS (2 NIGHTS) From Lucerne head northwest past Basel into France. See the extensive vineyards of Burgundy, one of the country’s biggest wine producing areas. Arrive in the City of Light for a two night stay. (BB) Hotel: Evergreen Laurel (F)

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European Highlights Canals in Amsterdam

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Guide For included sightseeing in London and Paris. • I Local Specialty Enjoy a cuckoo clock making demonstration in the Black Forest.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • London Sights include views of Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Big Ben. • Dover See the famous White Cliffs. • Amsterdam Orientation includes the Mint Tower and Royal Palace. • Rhine Valley Cruise from Boppard to St. Goar (weather permitting). • Heidelberg View the ancient Castle. • Black Forest Scenic drive though the picturesque Black Forest. • Schaffhausen Visit the impressive Rhine Falls. • Lucerne Visit the Lion Monument and see the Chapel Bridge. • Savigny-Lès-Beaune Admire the Burgundy vineyards. • Paris Sightseeing tour includes a visit to the second level of the Eiffel Tower for spectacular city panoramas. See the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Paris Opera, Louvre and Notre Dame Cathedral.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 1 buffet breakfast and 1 continental breakfast in London. • 6 hot buffet breakfasts. • 4 evening meals: ▪ E Welcome Reception and dinner on a canal cruise with your Travel Director in Amsterdam. ▪ 2 three-course dinners. ▪ F Farewell Dinner with wine in Paris.

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• First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an onboard restroom. • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host at your London hotel. • Pick-up at your Trafalgar London hotel for London Sightseeing and departure to Amsterdam. • The services of a professional multi-lingual Travel Director throughout your journey. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • Cross-Channel Ferry from Dover to Calais. • A complimentary London Airport shuttle service is available on arrival. Conditions apply. See page 73 for further details. On Day 10 a transfer is available to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. See departure panel on the page opposite for further details. • J Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing. • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book.

* DAY 1 DEPART USA D Overnight flight to London.

DAY 2 ARRIVE LONDON (2 NIGHTS) Relax after your flight or spend the afternoon exploring this magical capital city. Hotel: Hilton Olympia (F) DAY 3 LONDON SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 See a host of sights including Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace during your morning guided sightseeing tour with an expert Local Guide. Finish in central London and spend the rest of the day discovering the city’s delights. (BB) DAY 4 LONDON – AMSTERDAM E See the White Cliffs on your approach to Dover, where you board a ferry to Calais. Travel north through Belgium to Amsterdam – one of Europe’s friendliest cities. View the famous Mint Tower and Dam Square. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception in Amsterdam this evening on a scenic canal cruise with dinner and Welcome Drinks. (CB WR) Hotel: Novotel Amsterdam City (F) DAY 5 AMSTERDAM – RHINE CRUISE – HEIDELBERG – MANNHEIM Travel via Arnhem to the Rhine Valley. Relax as you cruise along the River Rhine past terraced vineyards and medieval castles to St Goar. Pass the famous Lorelei Rock, named after a mermaid who lured fishermen to their deaths with her mesmerizing song. In Heidelberg, view the red sandstone castle, one of the most important architectural structures north of the Alps, which towers above Germany’s oldest university town. (BB D) Hotel: Holiday Inn Mannheim (F) DAY 6 MANNHEIM – SCHAFFHAUSEN – LUCERNE (2 NIGHTS) I Drive into the enchanting Black Forest and stop for a Local Specialty Opera House, Paris


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cuckoo clock making demonstration. Visit the dramatic Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen, which is the largest waterfall in Europe. Later arrive in Switzerland with its alpine scenery and enjoy magnificent views across Lake Lucerne. (BB D) Hotel: Astoria (F) DAY 7 LUCERNE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME Walk across the 14th century Chapel Bridge on your morning orientation. Visit the solemn Lion Monument, commemorating the massacre of Swiss Guards in 1792. Spend the afternoon shopping in the old town for Swiss chocolates. Consider an excursion up a local mountain for panoramic views and enjoy the fresh Alpine air by taking a leisurely walk beside the beautiful lake. (BB) DAY 8 LUCERNE – BURGUNDY WINE REGION – PARIS (2 NIGHTS) See the changing landscape as you travel into France, through Alsace and across the Maginot Line. Continue through the Burgundy countryside − one of the country’s main wine producing regions, famous for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grape varieties. This evening why not see a famous Parisian Cabaret? (BB) Hotel: Renaissance La Defense (F) DAY 9 PARIS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 F Your expert Local Guide shows you the sights, including views of Notre Dame Cathedral, the Champs Élysées, the Arc de Triomphe and the

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Airport Transfer: Return transfer from the last hotel will arrive at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport at 8.00am. Free London return: Guests may return to London by Trafalgar motorcoach at no extra cost. Please ask your Travel Agent for details.

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR’S EVE HIGHLIGHTS The 20 December 2012 departure will celebrate Christmas in picturesque lakeside Lucerne. Enjoy a delicious festive meal with all the trimmings surrounded by stunning scenery – a truly memorable Christmas in Switzerland! The 27 December 2012 departure will celebrate New Year’s Eve in Mannheim. Enjoy a delicious dinner with a glass of sparkling wine to toast your travel companions as you see in the New Year! For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra night accommodation please see pages 12-13 and 73.

D *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 73 for full details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

magnificent Opera House, designed by Charles Garnier and opened in 1875. Ascend to the second level of the Eiffel Tower by elevator and view the city in all its glory. Spend the afternoon as you wish. Perhaps take an excursion to visit the Palace of Versailles. Celebrate in the evening with your fellow travelers at a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant. (BB FD) DAY 10 PARIS – USA D Today say ‘au revoir’ to your fellow travelers and Travel Director as you depart Paris. Airport transfers are available to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. Conditions apply. Or why not consider our optional Eurostar extension to London. (BB)

End your trip in style by traveling back from Paris to London by Eurostar Standard Class, station transfers and one night’s London hotel accommodation included. See the itinerary below for full details. DAY 10 PARIS – EUROSTAR – LONDON Your day begins with a transfer to Paris Gare du Nord where you will board the Eurostar to London. After 2 hours and 15 minutes you arrive at St Pancras International Station and will be transferred to your hotel. (BB) Hotel: Hilton Olympia (F) DAY 11 LONDON – USA D Your trip ends after breakfast this morning. (BB)

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INSIDER EXPERIENCES • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Guide For included sightseeing in London, Rome, Florence and Paris. • I Local Specialty Visit a traditional glass-blowing factory in Venice.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • London Sights include views of Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Big Ben. • Dover See the White Cliffs. • Amsterdam See Dam Square and the Mint Tower. Included canal cruise. • Rhine Valley Cruise the Romantic Rhine. • Heidelberg View the ancient Castle. • Munich View the Olympic Stadium, City Hall and Marienplatz. • Innsbruck Marvel at the Golden Roof. • Venice Enjoy a canal cruise by private motor launch. Visit St. Mark’s Square and view the Doge’s Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and St Mark’s Basilica. • Rome Sightseeing tour includes views of the ancient Roman Forum, the Colosseum and Circus Maximus. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica and view Michelangelo’s Pieta. • Florence Admire the panoramic views from Piazzale Michelangelo. Your walking tour takes you to Signoria Square and includes views of the Duomo, Baptistery, Ponte Vecchio and Santa Croce Basilica. • Lucerne View the ancient Chapel Bridge and the Lion Monument. • Paris Sightseeing tour includes a visit to the second level of the Eiffel Tower for spectacular city panoramas. See the Champs Elysees, Arc de Triomphe, Paris Opera, Louvre and Notre Dame Cathedral.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 1 buffet breakfast and 1 continental breakfast in London. • 11 hot buffet breakfasts. • 6 evening meals: ▪ E Welcome Reception and dinner on a canal cruise with your Travel Director in Amsterdam. ▪ 2 three-course dinners. ▪ N 2 three-course dinners with local wine. ▪ F Farewell Dinner with wine in Paris.

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• First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included. • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an onboard restroom. • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host at your London hotel. • Pick-up at your Trafalgar London hotel for London Sightseeing and departure to Amsterdam. • The services of a professional multi-lingual Travel Director throughout your journey. • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map. • Cross-Channel Ferry from Dover to Calais. • A complimentary London Airport shuttle service is available on arrival. Conditions apply. See page 73 for further details. On Day 15 a transfer is available to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. See departure panel on the page opposite for further details. • J Audio Headsets On all guided visits and included sightseeing. • L Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book.

* DAY 1 DEPART USA D Overnight flight to London.

DAY 2 ARRIVE LONDON (2 NIGHTS) Relax after your flight or spend the afternoon exploring this magical capital city. Hotel: Hilton Olympia (F) DAY 3 LONDON SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 See a host of sights including Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace during your morning guided sightseeing tour with an expert Local Guide. Finish in central London and spend the rest of the day discovering the city’s delights. (BB) DAY 4 LONDON - AMSTERDAM E See the White Cliffs as you approach Dover for your ferry crossing to Calais. Travel through Flanders into Holland and see the landscapes that inspired many of the great Dutch Masters. In Amsterdam, see Dam Square and the Mint Tower before joining your fellow travelers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception dinner cruise. Enjoy splendid views from your glass-topped boat as you cruise along the city’s canals. (CB WR) Hotel: Mercure Aan De Amstel (F) DAY 5 AMSTERDAM – RHINE CRUISE – HEIDELBERG – MANNHEIM Travel via Arnhem along the Ruhr and Rhine valleys. Enjoy picturesque scenery all the way to Boppard, where an included cruise takes you past vine-clad hills and crumbling medieval castles to St. Goar. See the famous Lorelei Rock, named after a siren who lured fishermen to their deaths with spellbinding songs. Later enjoy views of the red sandstone castle towering above Heidelberg. (BB D) Hotel: Holiday Inn Mannheim (F) DAY 6 MANNHEIM – MUNICH – INNSBRUCK Crossing the Swabian Alps arrive in Munich, the capital of Bavaria, for an orientation drive including the Olympic Stadium and City Hall. View the Glockenspiel on Marienplatz. A short drive through splendid scenery and across the Austrian border brings you to Innsbruck for an overnight stay. You might consider experiencing some traditional Tyrolean entertainment this evening. (BB) Hotel: Grauer Bär  (F) DAY 7 INNSBRUCK – VENICE I N Enjoy a walk through Innsbruck this morning and admire the architecture including the Hofburg and the Golden Roof. Shop for alpine souvenirs then enjoy spectacular views as you drive along the Brenner Pass into Italy and across the Dolomite Mountains. Arrive in the enchanting city of Venice. Cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square, viewing the Bridge of Sighs and the Doge’s Palace along the way. Visit a traditional Local Specialty glass-blowing workshop then spend the afternoon exploring the sights of your choice. Finish an eventful day with dinner at your hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana (F) DAY 8 VENICE – ROME (2 NIGHTS) South across the Veneto plain, you pass by Bologna and over the dramatic Apennine Mountains, continuing into the Lazio region to Rome, the Eternal City. (BB) Hotel: Grand Hotel Tiberio (F)


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DAY 9 ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 Your morning sightseeing tour with an expert Local Guide begins with a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica − the most significant Christian church in the world − to view Michelangelo’s Renaissance masterpiece, the Pietà. Crossing the River Tiber to ancient Rome you see the Forum and the Colosseum, as well as the enormous Circus Maximus, famous for chariot racing. Spend the rest of the day exploring your favorite sights or perhaps take an excursion inside the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. (BB) DAY 10 ROME – FLORENCE 5 N From Lazio travel north into Tuscany, through rolling countryside and along the valley of the River Arno to Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance. Discover the city’s rich artistic and medieval history with your expert Local Guide. Visit the Piazza Signoria with its impressive sculptures and stunning palazzi. Marvel at the Baptistery and the multi-colored marble Duomo, designed by Brunelleschi. Join your companions this evening for dinner at the hotel. (BB D) Hotel: Grand Hotel Mediterraneo (F) DAY 11 FLORENCE – GOTTHARD DRIVE – LUCERNE (2 NIGHTS) Drive via picturesque Italian Lakes and across the Alps into Switzerland. Spend the next two nights in the beautiful lakeside town of Lucerne. (BB) Hotel: Astoria (F) DAY 12 LUCERNE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME Visit the Lion Monument during your morning orientation. Created to commemorate the heroism of Swiss Guards who defended Louis XVI in Paris in 1792, Mark Twain described it as ‘the most moving piece of stone in the world’. Walk along the 14th-century covered Chapel Bridge, crossing the River Reuss, the country’s fourth largest river. Consider an exhilarating mountain excursion or shop for Swiss chocolate and Swiss watches. (BB D) DAY 13 LUCERNE – PARIS (2 NIGHTS) Pass Basel and cross the border into France this morning. In every direction, vineyards and picturesque villages provide a memorable backdrop for your journey. Consider an excursion this evening to a famous Parisian Cabaret. (BB) Hotel: Renaissance La Defense (F) DAY 14 PARIS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME 5 F See all the famous sights during your morning sightseeing tour with an expert Local Guide. View the Champs Élysées, Notre Dame Cathedral, Place de la Concorde and the Arc de Triomphe. Ascend to the second level of the Eiffel Tower for a breathtaking view of the city. Spend the rest of the day exploring the sights that interest you. Perhaps take an excursion to the Palace of Versailles, the Chateau built by Louis XIV the Sun King of France. This evening, celebrate with your Travel Director and traveling companions at a Farewell Dinner in a local bistro. (BB FD)

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Airport Transfer: Return transfer from the last hotel will arrive at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport at 8.00am. Free London return: Guests may return to London by Trafalgar motorcoach at no extra cost. Please ask your Travel Agent for details.

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR’S EVE HIGHLIGHTS The 15 December 2012 departure will celebrate Christmas in picturesque lakeside Lucerne. Enjoy a delicious festive meal with all the trimmings surrounded by stunning scenery – a truly memorable Christmas in Switzerland! This special Christmas celebration dinner will replace the included dinner in Florence on Day 10. The 20 December 2012 departure will celebrate Christmas in Innsbruck with a delicious festive meal and all the trimmings. New Year’s Eve will be in Lucerne. Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of this magical city at New Year after a delicious three-course meal with wine. And don’t forget that glass of bubbly to enjoy with your newfound friends - two fantastic celebrations to be enjoyed in the Alps! This special New Year’s Eve celebration dinner will replace the included dinner in Florence on Day 10. For Trafalgar’s other great savings, air details and extra night accommodation please see pages 12-13 and 73.

D *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 73 for full details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

DAY 15 PARIS – USA D Today say ‘au revoir’ to your fellow travelers and Travel Director as you depart Paris. Airport transfers are available to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. Conditions apply. Or why not consider our optional Eurostar extension to London? (BB)

OPTIONAL EUROSTAR EXTENSION From $365 per person twin share End your trip in style by traveling back from Paris to London by Eurostar Standard Class, station transfers and one night’s London hotel accommodation included. See the itinerary below for full details. DAY 15 PARIS – EUROSTAR – LONDON Your day begins with a transfer to Paris Gare du Nord where you will board the Eurostar to London. After 2 hours and 15 minutes you arrive at St Pancras International Station and will be transferred to your hotel. (BB) Hotel: Hilton Olympia (F) DAY 16 LONDON – USA D Your trip ends after breakfast this morning. (BB)

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Cicerone Rome (SF), Italy

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

Meridien N’Fis (SF), Marrakesh, Morocco

Beau Rivage Nice (SF), France

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO SIGHTSEEING BROCHURE TERMINOLOGY: Trafalgar uses specific terms to describe different aspects of your vacation itinerary. To make it easy to understand, we have created the following glossary: Visit – In-depth sightseeing with a Local Guide or your Travel Director. This includes fast track entry and will vary based on the venue itself. View – An opportunity to take in the sight and capture photos with a brief stop. See – See the sight and its surroundings while driving by on the coach.

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS: We will send you your travel documents and literature together with a Trafalgar document wallet about 21 days before your departure. Please read the information you receive carefully as it contains essential advice and information about your trip.

EXPRESS CHECK-IN: Don’t forget to check-in before you go on vacation. For more information refer to the ‘Express Check-In’ section.

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PASSPORTS & VISAS: Each guest is responsible for having a valid passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the conclusion of their trip, all necessary visas and permits and must comply with entry, health or other requirements of the countries visited. Some of our vacations enter a country more than once, therefore multiple-entry visas may be required for some countries. Contact your Travel Agent, airline or relevant government authorities to obtain the necessary travel information. Please visit our website at www.trafalgar.com (go to ‘FAQs’) for more information about Visa requirements. The Operators and/or their employees and their agents are not responsible for passport, visa requirements, entry, health or 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.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO GUIDES: A complete guide to Europe including handy travel tips and advice and country-by-country information is available to you on our website.

Visit www.trafalgar.com and click on ‘Pre Trip’ in the top menu bar to download Trafalgar’s Europe guide.

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS: As outlined on page 6, our Optional Excursions are available to buy at the start of the trip through your Travel Director. Payment can be by credit card or cash (local currency). We also advise you to plan your budget in advance and allocate funds for these memorable events. Optional Excursion prices are subject to change. For more information log on to www.trafalgar.com

LONDON RECEPTION CENTRE: Trafalgar’s London Reception Centre provides a friendly welcome and assistance with your needs while you are in London. On arrival, please contact the Reception Centre’s Local Hosts so they can give you all the necessary information regarding the departure of your guided vacation. Contact details can be found at www.trafalgar.com/lrc

HOTEL CLASS KEY: S/F: SUPERIOR FIRST CLASS F: FIRST CLASS M/F: MODERATE FIRST CLASS


HOTELS: WHERE YOU CAN EXTEND YOUR STAY If you wish to stay a little longer in the city where your vacation starts or ends, it pays to travel with Trafalgar. With our insider connections in Europe, we are able to offer the special hotel rates shown below exclusively to Trafalgar travelers. Check on the itinerary page of your vacation for the hotel where your vacation starts or ends, choose how many nights you want to extend your stay and ask your Travel Agent to make the additional reservation when you book your vacation. Transfers are not included in these special rates, but Trafalgar can provide door-to-door transfers to and from the airport and your hotel at the prices per person below. COUNTRY

HOTEL ($)

Austria Czech Republic Egypt England France Germany Greece Hungary Ireland Israel Italy Jordan Morocco Spain Switzerland Turkey

Hilton Vienna Danube Crowne Plaza Prague Concorde El Salam † Fairmont Heliopolis Le Meridien Pyramids †† Ramses Hilton † Hilton Olympia Holiday Inn Kensington Forum* Holiday Inn Kings Cross Holiday Inn Regents Park* Ibis Earls Court* Thistle Euston* Campanile Tour Eiffel Courtyard by Marriott Neuilly Hotel Evergreen Laurel Hilton La Defense Novotel Tour Eiffel* Renaissance Defense Sheraton Munich Arabellapark* Hilton Munich City* Divani Palace Acropolis* Ramada Plaza Budapest* Maldron Cardiff Lane Dan Panorama Jerusalem Dan Panorama Tel Aviv Aran Mantegna* Ateneo Garden Palace Cicerone Continental* Executive Style Hotel* Grand Hotel Tiberio* Milton Rome* Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana Una Hotel Rome* Regency Palace Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea Meridien N’Fis* Ayre Grand Hotel Colon Husa Illa NH Eurobuilding NH Parque De Las Avenidas Tryp Condal Mar U232 Hotel* Astoria Hotel Dedeman Istanbul Vacation Inn Sisli

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Vienna Prague Cairo Cairo Cairo Cairo London London London London London London Paris Paris Paris Paris Paris Paris Munich Munich Athens Budapest Dublin Jerusalem Tel Aviv Rome Rome Rome Venice Rome Rome Rome Venice Rome Amman Sweimeh Marrakesh Madrid Barcelona Madrid Madrid Barcelona Barcelona Lucerne Istanbul Istanbul

143 116 L:152 H:169 L:169 H:229 L:172 H:208 L:172 H:208 198 248 223 247 151 214 129 222 212 218 222 208 163 158 153 137 155 287 287 173 173 162 163 150 159 176 126 196 211 L:211 H:301 137 147 173 157 150 165 166 177 253 248

TWIN ($)

TRIPLE ($)

TRANSFER ($)

100 75 L:107 H:124 L:109 H:139 L:110 H:128 L:110 H:128 128 149 131 147 97 143 86 126 127 127 129 119 100 106 102 86 96 167 167 118 118 120 118 111 108 109 95 137 140 L:121 H:173 99 92 102 99 97 101 116 120 153 151

98 72 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 73 116 120 127 126 110 100 98 98 82 92 142 142 110 116 111 114 104 100 104 89 127 N/A N/A 99 90 96 97 93 98 115 114 130 127

55 40 Incl Incl Incl Incl See Below See Below See Below See Below See Below See Below 80 80 80 80 80 80 85 85 Incl 45 70 Incl Incl 50 50 50 160 50 50 50 70 50 Incl Incl 40 65 75 65 65 75 75 240# Incl Incl

Hotel Supplements: Hotels marked * have supplements during peak seasons, please consult your Travel Agent, † have an additional supplement on December 31, †† have additional supplements on Dec 24 and 31. The above hotel prices include Breakfast, all hotel taxes and service charges. EGYPT Hotel Seasons: Fairmont Heliopolis Cairo Low: 1 Nov - 22 Dec, 6 Jan - 26 Mar, 7 Apr - 30 Apr High: 23 Dec - 5 Jan, 27 Mar - 6 Apr Le Meridien Pyramids Cairo Low: 1 Nov - 22 Dec, 6 Jan - 26 Mar, 7 Apr - 30 Apr High: 23 Dec - 5 Jan, 27 Mar - 6 Apr Ramses Hilton Cairo Low: 1 Nov - 22 Dec, 6 Jan - 26 Mar, 7 Apr - 30 Apr High: 23 Dec - 5 Jan, 27 Mar - 6 Apr Concorde El Salam Cairo Low: 1 Nov - 22 Dec, 6 Jan - 26 Mar, 7 Apr - 30 Apr High: 23 Dec - 5 Jan, 27 Mar - 6 Apr JORDAN Hotel Seasons: Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea Low: 16 Jan - 11 Feb High: All other dates Prices are in US dollars. Transfer prices are per person. Transfers are by private car or minibus and guests on the same flight might share a vehicle. Trafalgar is not responsible for missed or unused transfers due to missed flight connections. # To Zurich airport.

TRAFALGAR’S AIRPORT TRANSFERS AIRPORT TRANSFERS IN EUROPE Trafalgar bonus: All Trafalgar guests receive complimentary arrival and departure transfers by shuttle bus on the arrival and departure day of their guided vacation at the times specified on the individual itinerary pages. Any guests whose flight times do not coincide with the shuttle bus transfer timings may choose to book and purchase a transfer. Additionally, guests arriving before or leaving after the scheduled start or end day may also book and buy a transfer through Trafalgar providing that they also purchase the additional pre and/or post hotel night(s) from Trafalgar. Trafalgar bonus in the Eastern Mediterranean: Trafalgar is pleased to offer complimentary airport transfers at any time, either on the first or last day of the vacation or on other days in conjunction with pre and/or post hotel accommodations booked through Trafalgar. Important: Please note that flight timings must be provided to Trafalgar no later than 21 days before flight departure.

AIRPORT TRANSFERS IN LONDON Transfers can be expensive, particularly between the airport and your London hotel. But when you book your Trafalgar vacation and take advantage of our land and air packages, we have included a FREE transfer for you*. *Heathrow Airport: Your airport shuttle service will pick up and drop off in time to meet all flights to/from London’s Heathrow Airport, providing an advance reservation has been made. For Guests with their own flight arrangements we offer you the opportunity to purchase inexpensive transfers to/from London’s Heathrow Airport to the door of your hotel: $40 per person, per single trip. Please supply your flight details to Trafalgar at the time of booking your airport transfers and no later than 21 days prior to flight departure. *Gatwick Airport: You will be provided with a Gatwick Express train voucher. The Gatwick Express train journey from Gatwick to London’s Victoria Station takes 30 mins. Guests then need to make their own way from Victoria to their Trafalgar hotel.

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

SECTION I: TRAVEL ARRANGEMENT PROTECTION Provided by Trafalgar* TRIP CANCELLATION up to total trip cost: Reimburses the nonrefundable 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 carriercaused 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 nontransferable 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 II: TRAVEL INSURANCE BENEFITS 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 III: EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE SERVICES 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. * 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.

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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

EXPRESS CHECK-IN THE ULTIMATE HASSLE-FREE VACATION EXPERIENCE PLEASE REGISTER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER MAKING YOUR BOOKING Trafalgar’s Express Check-In is designed to make your travel experience as enjoyable and hassle free as possible. The information you give us when you register will be passed on to your Travel Director so they can: • Streamline hotel check-ins – saving you the need to show your passport at each hotel • Better prepare for your individual needs during your vacation, such as special dietary requirements and preferences • Quickly locate you/your emergency contact if necessary Once registered, you will receive helpful information about your upcoming trip – like useful things to know before you go and great offers from some of our preferred partners. To complete the registration form, all you will need are the passport details for the travelers on your booking, your mobile/ cell number and the contact details of a person we should contact in the unlikely event of an emergency. It should take less than 10 minutes. Please note that if you check in within 30 days of departure, we cannot guarantee the Travel Director will receive your information. So the sooner you register with us, the better. If you do register within this time, please complete the registration form, print it and bring it with you for your Travel Director. (You will then also receive the ‘Know Before You Go’ information and special offers.)

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Go to www.trafalgar.com/express Enter your Booking Number and Last Name Answer all questions and click ‘submit’

TRAFALGAR’S GROUP VACATIONS Do you belong to a social group or have friends who’d like to plan a special vacation together? Let our dedicated Groups team tailor an experience from scratch to fit the special interests of your group, or choose from one of our existing award-winning itineraries. With the team’s experience and insider connections, they’ll help you plan the perfect vacation for your group.

CUSTOMIZED VACATIONS From historic homes and art appreciation to religious pilgrimages and World War II battlefields, with our custom group vacations, you can design an experience unique to your special interests. Visit the places you’ve always wanted to see, travel at a pace that suits you, choose the standard of hotels and specify the type of meals and excursions you wish to include. Our team will negotiate great deals with hotels, restaurants, airlines and local experts to create your perfect itinerary at the ideal price!

BIG DISCOUNTS ON AWARD-WINNING VACATIONS! Make a group booking for friends or club members on one of our regular brochure vacations and enjoy great savings. If 10 or more people travel together, a discount of 5% per person applies to the LAND-only portion of your vacation. When 16 people travel together, 1 traveler qualifies for a 100% discount on the LAND-only portion of the vacation (discount is on a twin-share basis only; not valid on all itineraries and not combinable with all discounts). Call your Travel Agent who’ll work with us to plan your group vacation. Restrictions apply - see page 12-13 for full details.


BOOKING CONDITIONS AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION YOUR GUIDED VACATION BOOKING Trafalgar Tours West Inc is the ‘Sales Company’; Trafalgar Tours Limited, Picquet House, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 1AF, Channel Islands is the ‘Operator’ collectively these companies are referred to as ‘Trafalgar’. Your agreement is with Trafalgar and a contract will come into existence between us when you make a reservation with us. The invalidity of any of the provisions hereof shall not affect the validity of any of the other provisions, and the agreement shall be construed as though such invalid provision had never been contained herein. 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 constitutes 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. Within Europe, intra-trip airfare is included in the land price only when indicated in the First Class Travel Highlights and/or pricing panels on a specific itinerary. Guided vacation: By air-conditioned luxury motorcoaches. Please note that on London sightseeing, motorcoaches without toilet facilities are used. In the Middle East, air-conditioned motorcoaches (or minibuses in Israel) without toilet facilities are used. If due to circumstances beyond our control coaches are used otherwise than as advertised, a refund of $10 per person will be made. Hotel Accommodations: Prices are per person and based on two persons sharing a twin-bedded room with private bath or shower. When booking triple rooms please note that in some hotels this may consist of one double bed and the third bed may be a ‘roll-away’ bed which will limit space in the room. Availability of triple rooms is limited. Quad rooms (available on select itineraries only) may be either two double beds or one double bed and two ‘roll-away’ beds. Availability of quad rooms is limited and may be used only for two adults and two children - strictly not available for four adults. To qualify for quad discounts children must be 15 years of age or under. Note that single rooms in European hotels are generally smaller than twinbedded rooms and that European hotel standards, facilities and services provided may vary from those in other parts of the world and are often local in style. Substitute hotels may sometimes be used at certain times and will be of similar standard whenever possible. There are a limited number of twin-shared rooms available with our Room Share Service. Guests who are members of Hotel Frequent Traveler programs are not entitled to earn points with any of the hotels featured on Trafalgar vacations. Special room requests such as smoking/ non-smoking, adjacent, connecting or lower-floor rooms must be requested at time of booking. These special room requests cannot be guaranteed and are based on availability at time of check-in. Smoking in a non-smoking room may result in a fine. Travel Director: Guided vacations are conducted in English only by a professional multi-lingual Travel Director. Our Autumn, Winter and Spring City Breaks vacations – ‘An English Christmas’, ‘Christmas in Paris’, ‘London & Paris’, ‘London, Paris & Rome’, ‘Paris & Rome’ and ‘Winter in London’ include a Trafalgar Local Host only. In Turkey and Israel vacations are conducted by a Local Guide. Meals: In-flight meals and snacks are served according to airline policy. Continental or buffet breakfast will be provided on all vacations except in Ireland and provincial Britain (not including London) where full national style breakfasts are served. Dinners are included as detailed on itineraries. All meals are included on cruises. Sightseeing: Excursions, entrance fees and English-speaking guides (when required) are included as detailed in the itinerary pages. Transfers: Between airports, hotels, railway stations and piers in Europe are included as indicated on each guided vacation itinerary. Transfers in London will only be included provided guests have booked a land and air package with Trafalgar (please see ’Airport Transfers’ section for further details). There will be no refund for missed or unused airport transfers. Porterage: Due to limited coach capacity, a single bag should have dimensions not exceeding 30”x18”x10” (76x46x25cm) and weight not exceeding 50 lbs (23kg). Please note that some airlines restrict checked luggage allowance - check with your airline. A charge of approximately $6 or local currency equivalent per traveling day will be collected by the Travel Director if a second piece of baggage is permitted to be carried, or if the suitcase exceeds the established weight and/or dimensions. This is not assurance that luggage in excess of limits on size, weight and number of pieces will be permitted. Please note that we cannot guarantee that more than one suitcase will be allowed onboard the coach. Carry-on/hand luggage is restricted to one piece per person, not exceeding 12”x11”x6” (30x28x14 cm) in order to fit under your coach seat or in the small overhead compartment. Carry-on/hand luggage handling is the responsibility of each guided vacation guest and must be taken on and off the motorcoach by you each day of the guided vacation. Please note that 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 for safety reasons. Trafalgar and Trafalgar’s affiliated entities shall not be liable for any loss or damage to baggage or any of the guest’s belongings. Guests should report any lost items to the Travel Director who will assist in completing a lost property form that can be used for any insurance claim in this matter. However, Trafalgar cannot assist in locating any lost items once the guest has disembarked or completed the trip as the case may be. 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 the most current baggage regulations and related fees (www.trafalgar.com/baggage). Trafalgar is not responsible for additional fees imposed by air carriers regarding baggage. Tips/Gratuities: All tips are included for services on guided vacations provided by dining-room waiters, chambermaids and porters at hotels, airports and docks. NOT INCLUDED IN THE GUIDED VACATION PRICE Any items and matters referred to above, including international airfares, airrelated taxes and fees (except where specified); any additional fees charged by the airlines such as checked and/or excess baggage (visit www.trafalgar.com/ baggage), seat selections and/or any other services; passport and visa fees; London airport transfers except when booking an air and land package with Trafalgar; insurances of all kinds; tips to Travel Directors, Motorcoach Drivers, Local City Guides and Cruise Staff; gratuities on ferries, trains and cruise ships; laundry; phone calls; minibar; beverages; meals not detailed in the itinerary; optional excursions; and all items of a personal nature. Additional taxes and surcharges may be collected by foreign government and non-governmental entities. The price also does not cover costs and expenses, including the return to your home, if you leave the guided vacation at your own volition or due to illness, or as a consequence of official action by the government of any country visited or other reason. This list is illustrative and not necessarily a complete list of every item not included. RESERVATIONS & PAYMENTS Deposit payable within: 3 days of booking Guided Vacation Only $200 Final Payment prior to departure date Guided Vacation Only 45 days 1. Your guided vacation will be confirmed by Trafalgar after receipt of a non-refundable, non-transferable deposit. We reserve the right to refuse a booking without giving any reason for such refusal and shall in that event return any deposit received to its sender. This deposit forms part of your final payment. If not received within 3 calendar days of booking, the reservation will automatically be cancelled. On certain departures, deposits may be required to hold seats at the time of booking. 2. Final payment for your land reservation will be due no later than 45 days prior to the guided vacation departure date. 3. Payment in full will be required at time of booking for reservations made less than 45 days prior to the guided vacation departure date. 4. Trafalgar reserves the right to cancel the reservation and impose cancellation charges if any payment is not received within the above specified periods. Trafalgar will not be responsible for lost land and air reservations. 5. 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. 6. Any special meal requirements will be made on a REQUEST basis only and must be advised at the time of booking. Trafalgar cannot guarantee special meal requests, nor will Trafalgar assume any responsibility or liability if guests’ special meal requests are not fulfilled. 7. Your Travel Agent shall, on the receipt of any monies, hold such monies for each and every person named in the booking until the booking is confirmed at which time those monies shall be remitted promptly by your Travel Agent to us. All monies received by us will be deposited as required by law. We will be entitled to keep for each account any interest earned on monies. It is a condition of our confirmation of your booking and acceptance of your deposit in respect of your guided vacation, that all monies paid by you to us through your Travel Agent, whether by way of deposit or otherwise in respect of your guided vacation, may be disbursed by us as and when we see fit or in respect of the services to be provided or fees payable under the guided vacation program, and the payment of a deposit or otherwise for your guided vacation, is deemed to be a direction to disburse monies as aforesaid. Travel Documents: Travel documents will be sent to you approximately 21 days prior to the guided vacation departure date (provided full payment has been received on time). If final payment is not received when due, costs to courier documents will be the responsibility of the Travel Agent. 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 of the USA will incur a minimum fee of $50. The actual cost will be advised at the time of booking. BOOKING CHANGES, CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS Booking Changes: A fee of $35 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 value of the booking. These costs could increase the closer to the departure date the changes are made, so you should contact us as soon as possible. We will do our utmost to make these changes but it may not always be possible. A change of guided vacation date or guided vacation itinerary within 45 days of guided vacation departure date will be treated as a cancellation, and normal cancellation fees will apply except when the change is to an earlier departure date where the guided vacation is of equivalent or greater value, in which case a $35 per person amendment fee will be charged. Name changes or corrections will be treated as a cancellation in which case normal cancellation fees may apply. Cancellations and Cancellation Fees: You or any member of your party may cancel your travel arrangements at any time by written notice by the person who made the booking. However, please note the following: • If notice of guided vacation cancellation is received by Trafalgar more than 45 days prior to guided vacation departure date, deposit will be retained along with the Travel Protection payment. • If full payment is not received 45 days prior to departure date, Trafalgar has the right to cancel your reservation. Regrettably, if payment is not received by Trafalgar we will not be responsible for lost reservations. • Notice of cancellation must be made in writing either directly to Trafalgar or through your Travel Agent. Please also refer to Trafalgar’s Travel Protection. The following scale of charges, representing costs incurred by Trafalgar in cancelling your travel arrangements, will apply when notice of cancellation is given after the booking is confirmed: GUIDED VACATION only No. of days prior to guided Cancellation Fee as % vacation departure date of total price Over 45 days Loss of Deposit 45-22 days 25% 21-8 days 30% 7-1 days 50% Day of departure 100% (Air cancellation fees may also apply – see Air Cancellation section below) (Also refer to Trafalgar’s Travel Protection Plan section, if applicable) • If you fail to join the guided vacation on the day of departure, then cancellation fees will be 100% (unless you notify us of your delay and join us the following day at your own expense). • Cancellation fees also apply to additional accommodations prior to and after the guided vacation or cruise that are reserved through Trafalgar and are in addition to any cancellation fees that may be levied by your Travel Agent. • Such additional hotel accommodations that are cancelled within 14 days of the booked date will incur a 100% cancellation fee. For cancellations outside 14 days, the following fees will be charged: Over 45 days $35 per person 45-22 days 25% of the price for the accommodation 21-15 days 30% of the price for the accommodation • Travel Agents fees and cancellation charges may also apply. • Airline Flights/Tickets: After deposit has been received, any changes would incur 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. • Trafalgar is not responsible for any other travel arrangements which you or any member of your party may have made and which are affected by our cancellations. If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges. Illness or Absenteeism: Early departure expenses are the responsibility of the guest. We regret that no refunds can be made for absences or early departure from a guided vacation, including but not limited to missed hotels, meals or sightseeing. Trafalgar recommends you purchase travel insurance policy to cover such circumstances. Trafalgar makes no representation or guarantees concerning reimbursements of funds paid by you under any insurance claim. AIR ARRANGEMENTS Reservations: If an air reservation is made by Trafalgar payment in full is required for your airfare at the time of booking your flights in relation to your Trafalgar vacation to get you to the starting point of your vacation and from the ending point of your vacation. Upon receipt of full air payment your airfare, taxes and fuel surcharges are final. This will be regardless of any future price fluctuations. Many airlines now require the full name of all guests traveling. Where you are booking a package vacation including flights, we will therefore ask you at the time of booking to provide us with the full names of each member of your party, together with their passport number, and its date and place of issue. Please ensure that the names provided are exactly as stated in the relevant passport. Air Cancellation: Prior to airline ticketing, a service fee $50 per person will apply. 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 value will be charged. In cases when paper tickets are issued, no refund will be made for cancelled air tickets until tickets are returned to Trafalgar. Non-refundable tickets cannot be refunded under any condition. Please ensure that any returned guided vacation document which contain airline tickets are 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 therefore does not provide any assurance of seat availability for every single guided vacation departure date. Airline Seating: Not all airlines offer pre -assigned seats and some may charge for pre-assigned seats. Any additional charge imposed by the airlines will be at guests’ expense. Where pre-assigned seats are not offered or different seats are desired, guests are requested to contact airline(s) direct for seating assignments of their choice. Seating is solely under the control of the airline, as are any itinerary changes resulting from flight delays and schedule changes. Trafalgar reserves the right to offer alternative schedules for itineraries affected by airline flight schedule changes and equipment. Flight delays and schedule changes are the sole responsibility of the airline and Trafalgar accepts no responsibility or liability for such delays or rescheduling. Airlines & Airfares: No refund will be made for cancelled air tickets on

air-inclusive bookings until tickets are returned to Trafalgar. Some tickets are non-refundable even if the tickets are returned. Additionally, refunds for the guided vacation portion will only be processed after return of documents to Trafalgar. Please ensure that any returned guided vacation documents including airline tickets are sent by certified or registered mail. Lost ticket replacement/ refund can take up to one year and processing fees may be imposed. Please verify that the names i.e. First and Last Names on ticket matches the passport. Airline Fuel Surcharges and Air-related Taxes, Fees and Restrictions: Airfares will be provided upon 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 change their pricing, and itineraries from time to time. Prior to your booking and paying for your 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 concerned and passed on to the guest. Airline Special Requests: Seat assignment and special meal requests can be requested at time of booking. Trafalgar cannot guarantee confirmation of preferences. Frequent Flyer miles can be accrued on most air carriers but upgrades using mileage is not permitted. Note that not all airlines automatically add frequent flyer numbers to records to flights booked and ticketed by Trafalgar unless they are informed by your travel agent. 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 and exchange rates and other considerations as of the date of production 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. This excludes potential fuel surcharges and does not apply to taxes, charges or levies imposed by any government or its agencies. Airport taxes are subject to change. No refund will be made if costs are reduced. Please note that if the total guided vacation price increases by more than 10%, guests will have the right to cancel their guided vacation within 7 days of notification of the surcharge without penalty. All prices are in US Dollars unless specified. Guided Vacation Participation: On all guided vacations children under the age of 5 years old are ineligible to travel. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult, who will be responsible for their welfare and supervision. Trafalgar strives to provide a safe, enjoyable and memorable travel experience for all guests. Trafalgar welcomes guests with special needs or disabilities. However, please note the following: • Guests are required to 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 also exclude an individual from participating in a guided vacation or an activity if that 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). If a traveler will require services of a personal nature (eating, toileting or dressing), as examples) the traveler should consider bringing a companion to provide such assistance and understand that other travelers and Travel Directors will not be available for such purpose. 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 any 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. Guests should be aware that 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 over which Trafalgar has no 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 Excursions 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 excursion. We are not responsible for the provision of the excursion, or for anything that happens during the course of its provision by the supplier. Occasionally these excursions involve outdoor activities and/or can be physically demanding. You should make your own decisions about these excursions and only participate in activities that you feel are suited to your own physical ability. We recommend you check that the insurance you have taken out also includes your participation in any adventure activities you will/may undertake during your overall trip. Trafalgar may, in its sole discretion, decline the booking of any guest or remove any guest who cannot comply or refuses to comply with Trafalgar’s terms and conditions. When you make a booking through us, 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 is such, in the reasonable opinion of us or our suppliers, as to cause or to be likely to cause danger, upset, disruption or distress to anyone else or damage to property. Full cancellation charges will then apply and no refund will be given. Furthermore, we shall be under no obligation whatsoever to pay compensation or meet any costs or expenses (including but not limited to alternative accommodations and return transportation arrangements) you may incur as a result of your travel arrangements being terminated. If you cause damage to the accommodations in which you are staying, you must fully reimburse the accommodations provider 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 also indemnify us for the full amount of any claim (including all legal costs) made against us by the accommodations provider or any third party as a result. Criminal proceedings may also be instigated. Trafalgar is not responsible for any costs incurred in the event a guest is removed from a guided vacation or from an 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 18 years old 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 time of travel to be eligible for the applicable discount and is limited to one Young Traveler discount per room. This discount cannot be combined with our Travel With Family and Friends Discount. Please see ’Sensational Savings’ for details. Itinerary Variations: Trafalgar constantly strives to improve guided vacation itineraries, services and features. If such improvements can be made, or if unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary, we reserve the right to vary them and to substitute hotels. At certain peak periods multiple departures may operate, and sometimes in reverse order; hotels may also vary from those stated on the itinerary pages. On guided vacations that include cruises, the ship may be changed due to operational reasons. Departures in early and late season are potentially operated in cool weather conditions. As a result, slight itinerary variations may occur, and certain activities may not be precisely as described, or not available due to seasonality or weather conditions. Availability of certain activities may also be limited due to itinerary variations. Where possible, we will advise you or your travel agent of any such changes at the earliest possible date. 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. Vacations & Changes: During local or national vacations abroad, certain facilities such as museums, sightseeing trips and shopping may be limited or unavailable. In such instances, and whenever possible, slight itinerary changes are made by Trafalgar to minimize inconvenience to our guests. . Such changes shall not amount to a major change to the itinerary, and no compensation will be payable. If, however, you feel your enjoyment might be diminished by such minor limitations, please check with the respective national tourist office before selecting a specific departure. Similarly, vacations, closing days and other circumstances may necessitate a change of the day of the week for scheduled highlight dinners, sightseeing or other activities. Extended stays: If you have arranged with us to remain at a destination before or after your guided vacation, please understand 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 available for up to three nights before and/or after each guided vacation. Luggage handling is not included. Regrettably, Trafalgar is unable to provide free transfers for guests booking preand post-night accommodations in Europe. Please also be aware if your extra night accommodation is not the hotel where your guided vacation begins or ends, you will be responsible for your own transfer arrangements at your own expense. Additional transfers can be purchased from Trafalgar. For your comfort: Trafalgar operates a daily seat rotation system and enforces a strict no smoking and no alcohol policy on board motorcoaches; however regular comfort stops are made on traveling days. Additionally many hotels, restaurants and other venues are now 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 where you have failed to pay the final balance, Trafalgar will either refund to the guest the amount it has received for the guided vacation booking, or offer an alternative vacation of comparable standard if available (we will refund any difference in price if the alternative is of a lower value, the guest will be liable to the differences in cost should the alternative be of greater value). Trafalgar is not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations and is not liable for any cancellation penalties incurred on any 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 should a guest be unable to provide details to the authorities of such 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. RESPONSIBILITIES Complete Agreement: This brochure and these booking conditions, together with the other terms incorporated into this contract referred to below, represent the entire agreement between the parties. Changes: The Operator shall be responsible to the guest for supplying the services and accommodations described in this brochure, except where such services cannot be supplied or the itinerary used is changed due to delays or other causes of whatever kind or nature beyond the control of the Operator. In such circumstances, the Operator will do its best to supply comparable services, accommodations and itineraries and there shall be no refund in this connection. Disclaimer of Liability: Neither the Operator nor its agents or affiliated entities shall be responsible or liable for any cancellations, acts of any other service providers concerned, diversions or substitution of equipment or any act, variations, postponements, omission or default whatsoever by air carriers, land carriers, hoteliers or hotels, transportation companies, or any other persons providing any of the services and accommodations to guests including any results thereof, such as changes in services, accommodations or facilities necessitated by same. Nor shall they be liable for any 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 under no circumstance be liable for any 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. Baggage insurance is recommended. Upon 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 their associated companies. All certificates and other travel documents for services issued by the Operator is 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 conduct by third parties. 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 concerned will be liable for any injury, illness or death or for any loss or damages or claims whatsoever arising from any accident or incident, if the safety belt is not being worn at the time of such an accident or incident. 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. Enrollment in and payment for a guided vacation shall constitute agreement and acceptance by the guest of the terms and conditions set forth in this brochure which 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 claims must be submitted in writing and received by Trafalgar no later than 60 days after completion of trip. Errors and Ommissions: In the case of computer or human billing errors, we reserve the right to re-invoice participants with correct billing. Every effort is made to ensure brochure accuracy at the time of going to press; however Trafalgar cannot be held responsible for printing or typographical errors, or errors arising from unforeseen circumstances. The featured or nominated airline(s) does not by virtue of its endorsement of this brochure represent itself either as contracting with any purchaser of a vacation from Trafalgar group or as having any legal relationship with any such purchaser. All bookings made with any provider of any 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 in the Trafalgar group

of companies. If you decide that you do not want to visit a country or part of a country you intended to visit because of any law, condition or requirement of any government or governmental authority, official, servant or agent, you are responsible for any costs, expenses, charges, fees, losses or damage incurred as a consequence and any cancellation or amendment fees. None of the companies in the Trafalgar group of companies, or any of their servants or agents, accept any responsibility or liability for your acts, omissions, defaults, conduct, state of health, condition or circumstances. 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 endeavour to make things right. If, however, the matter was not resolved locally, please write to Trafalgar’s Customer Services Department at the address below within 60 days of your return home, as it is important that complaints are followed up 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. 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 to you 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: In order to process your guided vacation booking, Trafalgar will need to use personal information for you and other guests included in your booking. This personal information may include each guest’s name, address, phone number, email address, passport number, credit/debit card 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. Similarly, we may also need to provide personal information to contractors who provide services to or for us (e.g., sending mail, processing payments, providing marketing assistance). This may involve sending personal information (including sensitive information) to other countries that may not afford the same level of protection of personal information. In making your booking, you consent to your personal data being passed to relevant third parties as set out above. We may also use the personal information you provide us to review and improve the guided vacations and services that we offer, and to contact you (by post, email and/or telephone) about other guided vacations and services offered by Trafalgar that you may be interested in. If you don’t want to receive this information, or if you want a copy of the personal information we hold about you, write to us at Trafalgar, Attn: TRAFALGAR TOURS West INC., 801 East Katella Avenue, Anaheim, California 92805. Trafalgar may charge a fee for supplying you with this information as permitted by law. OTHER CONDITIONS Each guest is required to comply with the terms, conditions, requirements, laws, rules and/or regulations of any service provider, or any country or governmental authority, and shall be liable for any such non-compliance. Additional Optional Excursions: With Trafalgar, you will enjoy many famous highlights as included features on your guided vacation, at no extra cost. However, there is an exciting array of additional Optional Excursions and Activities which we make available to further enhance your experience. These Excursions and Activities are optional, and are offered at special preferential prices. They can only be booked once you start your guided vacation, as many of them are carefully programmed to coincide with the best 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. Please note that optional excursions 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 our liability for Optional Excursions operated by independent third party suppliers. Passports, Visas, etc: Your travel agent will advise you as to the typical 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. TRAFALGAR TOURS WEST INC . 801 East Katella Avenue, Anaheim, California 92805 All guided vacations are operated by Trafalgar Tours Limited Picquet House, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 1AF, Channel Islands. The Trafalgar group of companies has Marketing/Sales/Administrative offices/ agents in: Australia, Canada, China, Guernsey, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, United Kingdom, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand and the USA. For further information visit our website at: www.trafalgar.com This brochure supersedes any other current brochure on the market. See back cover for brochure version and print date. Major Credit Cards Accepted

Financial Protection US$20 MILLION your peace of mind guarantee: The traveling public has always been concerned about the protection of their 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 Operators 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, in accordance with 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

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