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INDEPENDENT RAIL VACATIONS

2019 - 2020


EUROPEAN RAIL NETWORK

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Flam Bergen

Myrdal

Ferry

Jacobite

Mallaig

NORWAY Stavanger

Inverness

Fort William Glencoe

Aberdeen

EDINBURGH Glasgow BELFAST

Local Intercity Newcastle

DENMA

Local Intercity Galway

DUBLIN

York

Leeds

Ferry Liverpool

Holyhead

Hull

Manchester

Chester

UNITED KINGDOM

Killarney

Ferry

Stratford-upon-Avon

Cambridge

Oxford

Calais-Frethun

Le Havre Morlaix

St-Brieuc Redon

Lorient Vannes

St-Malo

Vitré

Nantes

Laval

Niort

La Rochelle

Santiago de Compostela

La Coruña

Pontevedra

Monforte de Lemos

Vigo

Ourense

TGV

Châteauroux

Arcachon

TGV

Nigh

Nancy

Strasbourg

ICE Nurembe

Stuttgart

Mulhouse

Geneva Lyon

FRANCE

Frankfurt

Mannheim Saarbrücken

TGV

Dijon Belfort Besançon

La Souterraine

Brive-la-Gaillarde

GERMANY

Basel

Golden Pass Lucerne Interlaken Lausanne

Limoges

ICE

Kaiserslautern Metz Forbach

Tours Poitiers

Cologne

LUXEMBOURG

Thalys Reims

Les AubraisOrléans Eurostar Vierzon

Bordeaux Gijón

BRUSSELS

BELGIUM

Le Mans

Ruffec Angoulême

Rouen

Angers

TGV Les Sables d’Olonne

Lille

Mantes-la-Jolie PARIS

Rennes

St-Nazaire

Le Croisic

Hoek van Rotterdam Holland Bruges Calais Ghent Ypres Antwerp

Rang-du-Fliers-Verton Local Intercity

Brest

NETHERLANDS Netherlands

Ebbsfleet Ashford

Eurostar

Quimper

AMSTERDAM

Den Haag LONDON

Lannion

Hamburg Ijmuiden

Harwich

Bristol Bath

SWITZ.

Montreux Zermatt

Glacier Express

Brig

Lake Maggiore

Zurich

Innsbr Chur St. Moritz

Bernina Express Tirano

Lake Como Local Intercity Agen Eurocity Mâcon San Biarritz Dax Milan Verona Montauban TGV Sebastiá León Lake Garda /Donostia Hendaye Pau Miranda Altsasu Puebla de Sanabria Turin Irún Toulouse de Ebro Local Intercity Porto Nimes Avignon Lourdes Tarbes Vitoria/ Local Intercity Palencia Montpellier Zamora Pamplona Burgos Gasteiz Carcassonne Aix-en-Provence Arles Bologn Sestri Levante Sud Express Fuentes Valladolid Beziers TGV Cinque Terre de Oñoro Cannes Medina del Campo Tudela Narbonne Nice Coimbra Marseille de N. Lucca Salamanca St-Raphaël Huesca Perpignan Florenc TGV Pisa Toulon Segovia Lusitania Trenhotel Calatayud Zaragoza Ávila Figueres Entroncamento Valencia de Siena Lleida Girona Alcántara Guadalajara AVE MADRID Barcelona Nightjet Cáceres LISBON Teruel Badajoz Tarragona Toledo Mérida Cuenca Oviedo

Santander

Bilbao

SPAIN

PORTUGAL

Ciudad Real AVE

Bus Faro

Alcazar de San Juan

Huelva

Seville

Jaén Córdoba Antequera

Granada

Local Intercity Murcia

Málaga Ferry

Algeciras Tangiers

RABAT Local Intercity

Marrakech Bus Agadir

Castelló Sagunt València

Linares

Cádiz

Casablanca

Requena Albacete

MOROCCO

Alicante Cartagena

Almería


Railway Local trains to Umeå, Luleå, Narvik & Galivare

Local trains to Trondheim & Bodø

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FINLAND

SWEDEN

OSLO

Allegro

HELSINKI

X2000

Ferry

STOCKHOLM

St. Petersburg

TALLINN

ESTONIA

Gothenburg

Sapsan Local Intercity

ARK

RIGA

Ferry

Bus

COPENHAGEN

LATVIA

RUSSIA

LITHUANIA Eurocity

RUSSIA

Gdansk

BERLIN

MINSK

Bus Poznan

Hannover

Berlin-Warsaw Express Leipzig Dresden Eurocity

Wroclaw

Local Intercity

POLAND

BELARUS

WARSAW

htjet PRAGUE

erg

ALX

CZECH REPUBLIC

Munich Salzburg

ruck

VIENNA

Nightjet

AUSTRIA Villach Euronight

Eurocity

Krakow

Railjet

BUDAPEST

HUNGARY

LJUBLJANA

Nightjet

Eurocity

ROMANIA

ZAGREB

CROATIA

Venice

Subotica

Novi Sad

na

Euronight

Local Intercity

Sighișoara Sibiu

Local Intercity Brasov

BELGRADE

ce Split

SERBIA

La Frecce Dubrovnik ROME

Trans-Siberian and Trans-Mongolian routes to Beijing & Vladivostock

VILNIUS

Euronight

Local Intercity

ITALY Bari

Naples Sorrento Circumvesuviana

Ferry Local Intercity Palermo Taormina Catania Siracusa Pozzallo Ferry VALLETTA

GREECE Patras

BUCHAREST

MOSCOW


WHY RAILBOOKERS?

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Railbookers offers expertly planned, customizable vacations by rail, with an extensive range of vacations to Europe, North America and beyond. Our mission is to take the complexity out of independent rail travel and offer all our customers unparalleled service, incredible travel experiences and the very best value. The team at Railbookers is made up of proud ‘train geeks’ with comprehensive knowledge and passion for all things ‘rail vacation.’

RAIL EXPERTS

FLEXIBILITY

INSIDER ACCESS

• Our team are self-confessed ‘train geeks’ with extensive knowledge of the best routes and best timings of rails systems throughout the world.

• With Railbookers, you can book your trip at any time – even if tickets aren’t on sale to the public yet.

• Our direct partnerships with rail companies and hotels across Europe, North America and beyond mean we have access to special rates and availability not accessible to the public.

• We like nothing more than talking to you about your vacations by rail!

OUR RAIL PARTNERS

• We can customize any of our vacations to meet your exact requirements.

• We use our specialist knowledge to handpick all our hotels, routes and sightseeing tours in order to provide the ultimate in comfort, convenience and value to our guests.

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CONTENTS

Everything you need to know about our rail vacations

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ITALY

Venice via the Alps 5 Ultimate Rome, Florence and Venice 6-7 Paris, Florence and Rome via the Alps 8 Rome and Sorrento 9 Venice Simplon-Orient-Express from Venice to London 10 Venice Simplon-Orient-Express from Venice to Paris 10 Venice Simplon-Orient-Express from Paris to Venice and Rome 11

SWITZERLAND

Switzerland’s Lakes and Mountains Classic Glacier and Bernina Express Venice and the Bernina Express Zermatt and St. Moritz Swiss Mountain Peaks from Basel Scenic Switzerland

PRE AND POST RIVER CRUISE

Paris and London from Amsterdam Lucerne and Zurich from Basel

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WESTERN EUROPE

Arlberg Pass: Zurich, Salzburg and Vienna 20 Ultimate Prague, Vienna and Budapest 21 Ultimate Berlin, Prague, Vienna and Budapest 22 - 23 Paris and Amsterdam 24 Paris, Munich and Berlin 25

TRANSCONTINENTAL - EUROPE

Ultimate Highlights of Europe Ultimate European Grand Tour

SCANDINAVIA

Ultimate Norway in a Nutshell Scandinavian Grand Tour

GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND

Florence

HASSLE FREE BOOKING PROCESS • We know that with so many routes, trains, languages and providers, booking a vacation by rail can be a confusing and stressful task. That’s where we step in! • Your vacation will be professionally planned by one our rail experts, who’ll organize all your tickets, schedule, excursions and hotel stays, and send you everything you need for your rail vacation. • It’s that simple! All you have to do is sit back, relax and get onboard!

Scotland and the Highlands Complete Scotland by Rail Dublin, London and Paris Best of the Emerald Isle by Rail Ultimate Britain by Rail Ultimate London and Paris

SPAIN

Paris and Barcelona Barcelona and Madrid Ultimate Barcelona, Seville and Madrid

U.S. NATIONAL PARKS

Grand National Parks Rails to the Grand Canyon America’s National Parks

TRANSCONTINENTAL - U.S.

Grand Rail Experience

CANADA

Canadian Rockies Disovery Eastbound Grand Circle of the Canadian Rockies Ultimate Canada and Rockies Westbound Canadian Rockies Express with Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver Terms and Conditions

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OUR RAIL VACATIONS

HOW DO I MAKE A RESERVATION? Call Railbookers 1-877-777-8885 to speak with one of our knowledgeable Rail Experts to book your perfect rail vacation, call your local travel agent or visit our website to submit an online request at www.railbookers.com

WHAT INFORMATION DO YOU REQUIRE AT THE TIME OF BOOKING? All passenger first and last names, and all dates of birth, are required at the time of booking. Certain train providers will require passport information.

CAN I CUSTOMIZE MY TRIP? Absolutely. We can add hotel nights to give you extra time to explore your destination, or add in additional destinations to help you discover new ones! We can also add transfers for ultimate ease and convenience and have an extensive range of sightseeing options so you can make the most of your trip. Just speak with our Rail Experts and we’ll start creating the perfect rail vacation for you.

CAN YOU RECOMMEND THE MOST SCENIC ROUTE TO GET TO MY DESTINATION? We’re always advocates of taking the scenic route! With so much to see from the train windows on all our rail vacations, you’re in for a treat. If there’s a different route you could take for some extra special scenery, we’ll be excited to let you know!

CAN I UPGRADE TO FIRST-CLASS RAIL ON SOME OR EVEN ALL OF MY TRAIN JOURNEYS? You certainly can. We know that many of our customers like to upgrade some or all of their train journeys to first-class. Upgrading will give you a larger seat, more legroom and even a meal and drinks on certain routes. To find out more, please speak with one of our Rail Experts who will tell you the advantages of first class on your specific route.

CAN I TAKE A RAIL VACATION THAT YOU OFFER IN REVERSE? Yes! We can offer a reverse option on any of our itineraries. If you are already planned to be in one destination and would like to visit cities on one of our packages in a different order or start/finish in a different location, please call us and speak with a Rail Expert.

WHERE ARE YOUR HOTELS LOCATED? Our hotels are centrally located within each city we offer. Most are within a short distance of local sights and/or your railway stations.

HOW MUCH LUGGAGE CAN I BRING? In general, each passenger can take two items of luggage plus one personal item. There are no weight restrictions – just remember you’ll need to carry everything!

CAN I ADD ON ADDITIONAL SIGHTSEEING OR ADDITIONAL HOTEL NIGHTS?

nights to most existing rail vacation packages we offer. When you speak with a Rail Expert, request an explanation of the upgrade options to your vacation package as you wish. Additional charges may apply.

AM I ABLE TO TRAVEL ON MY CHOICE OF DATES? There are no set departure dates with our vacations, with the exception of private train journeys such as the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Most trains will run every day, which means our vacations do too!

CAN I CHOOSE MY TRAIN TIMES? Our packages don’t have set departure times, and if there is a train running when there are multiple trains a day, your Rail Expert will be able to talk you through the different departures. If there’s a particularly convenient time or a departure that will ensure you catch the best scenery, we’ll be sure to recommend it.

HOW LONG BEFORE THE TRAIN DEPARTS SHOULD I BE AT THE STATION? With the exception of Eurostar, which has a 45-minute check-in time, there is no official check-in required for train journeys in Europe or North America. Of course, we always recommend arriving at the station in plenty of time.

WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY TRAVEL DOCUMENTS? After we receive full payment, travel documents will be sent to you approximately 21 days prior to your departure.

Yes, you can add additional sightseeing activities and/or hotel

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Venice

6 DAYS FROM $889 per person

ADD EXTRA NIGHTS, STOPS OR TRY IT IN REVERSE

VACATION INCLUDES: • 5 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast • Rail travel throughout

DATES AND PRICES: January 2019 February 2019 March 2019 April 2019 May 2019 June 2019 July 2019 August 2019 September 2019 October 2019 November 2019 December 2019

VENICE VIA THE ALPS Geneva ➡ Milan ➡ Venice

$889 $889 $889 $1,169 $1,869 $1,869 $1,719 $1,719 $1,839 $1,839 $1,589 $1,589

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room and are subject to availability and change. Single occupancy supplements apply. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. See page 54.

Swiss vineyards, with stunning views of the Alps in the background. Travel further south after crossing the border into Italy before arriving in Venice.

Arrive in Geneva for a 2 night stay

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Mediterranean Sea

DAY 1 - ARRIVE IN GENEVA Arrive in Geneva today for a two-night stay. Spend the evening enjoying a tasty meal at a local lakeside restaurant, or take a relaxing boat trip out on the lake and admire the city’s cosmopolitan feel set against the stunning backdrop of the Alps and the Jura mountains.

DAY 2 - GENEVA Enjoy an additional day discovering Geneva. Not to be missed are the

world’s highest fountain, the Jet d’Eau, which fires water into the sky on the beautiful lakefront, and the Museum of the International Committee of the Red Cross, one of the best museums of its kind in Europe.

DAY 3 - GENEVA TO VENICE Depart Geneva in the morning and travel to Venice on one of the most scenic routes in Europe, the Simplon Pass. Relax while the train follows the shores of Lake Leman and across

A visit to Venice is not complete without a ride on a Gondola, a mode of transport that has been in existence in the city for over 1,000 years! Soak up the vibrant atmosphere in St. Mark’s Square, while marveling at the beautiful mosaics that adorn the Basilica. Also visit the Doge’s Palace, with its origins dating back to the 14th century.

DAY 5 - VENICE Spend an additional day discovering all that Venice has to offer. Fascinating museums, exquisite art galleries and ornate churches await! Enjoy a tasty lunch by the water and maybe sample some local delights at the Rialto Markets. Be sure to leave some time to take a tour of the famous glassblowers on the nearby island of Murano and stopover at Burano, a small island famous for lace and its colorful houses.

DAY 6 - YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN VENICE Check out of your hotel after breakfast and depart Venice. FEATURED ACCOMMODATION Geneva - Cornavin Venice - Ai Mori D’Oriente Geneva

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ULTIMATE ROME, FLORENCE AND VENICE Rome ➡ Florence ➡ Venice

Your journey ends with 2 nights in Venice

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the spectacular Duomo Cathedral and be sure to enjoy some fine Italian cuisine before you leave the “Renaissance City.”

DAY 5 - FLORENCE TO VENICE Take the train to picture-postcard perfect Venice today. Art lovers should venture to the Gallerie dell’Accademia, home to one of the finest art collections in Europe.

Mediterranean Sea

Nights stay

DAY 1 - ARRIVE IN ROME

DAY 3 - ROME TO FLORENCE

Welcome to Rome! Upon arrival, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. Come the evening, be sure to visit the Trevi Fountain and throw in a coin or two. The architecture is quite spectacular when lit up at night.

Take the short train ride from Rome to Florence and start exploring this beautiful and historic city. Enjoy your included gallery tour of the famous Uffizi museum. After dinner at one of the many fine restaurants in the area, enjoy a Florentine gelato, considered by many to be the best in the world!

DAY 2 - ROME Tour the Vatican Museum today and marvel at the ornate ceiling of the Sistine Chapel before discovering the rest of the “Eternal City.” Explore the heritage of ancient Rome with a visit to the Colosseum and the Roman Forum.

DAY 4 - FLORENCE Spend another day discovering Florence with a small group walking tour. Take a stroll across the Ponte Vecchio (the oldest and most famous bridge over the Arno River), admire

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Venice


Florence

SAVE UP TO $200

7 DAYS FROM $889 per person

VACATION INCLUDES: • 6 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast • Rail travel throughout • Sightseeing tour of Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel in Rome • Sightseeing tour of Colosseum and Roman Forum in Rome • Sightseeing tour of Uffizi Gallery in Florence • Sightseeing tour in Florence • Gondola ride in Venice • Sightseeing tour of the Doge’s Palace and the Golden Basilica in Venice

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DATES AND PRICES: January 2019 February 2019 March 2019 April 2019 May 2019 June 2019 July 2019 August 2019 September 2019 October 2019 November 2019 December 2019

Watch the world go by with a coffee in the iconic St Mark’s Square before discovering attractions such as the Campanile and the Clock Tower. In the early evening, take a 30-minute gondola ride along the iconic canals.

DAY 6 - VENICE Enjoy a small group tour of the Golden Basilica before heading to tour the Doge’s Palace. Later, stroll down the banks of the shimmering canals and discover the magnificent

architecture that lines the cobbled streets and square. Come the evening, relax at an outdoor trattoria by the sparkling lagoon, or why not head to Harry’s Bar to try a delectable Bellini in the cocktail’s birthplace.

$929 $929 $949 $1,409 $1,489 $1,459 $1,199 $1,199 $1,449 $1,319 $969 $889

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room and are subject to availability and change. Single occupancy supplements apply. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. See page 54.

DAY 7 - YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN VENICE Check out of your hotel after breakfast and depart Venice.

Rome

FEATURED ACCOMMODATION Rome - Ariston Hotel Florence - Bottichelli Venice - Ai Mori D’Oriente Rome

Alternative hotels may be available.

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Rome

8 DAYS FROM $929 per person

ADD EXTRA NIGHTS, STOPS OR TRY IT IN REVERSE

VACATION INCLUDES: • 7 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast • Rail travel throughout

DATES AND PRICES: January 2019 February 2019 March 2019 April 2019 May 2019 June 2019 July 2019 August 2019 September 2019 October 2019 November 2019 December 2019

PARIS, FLORENCE AND ROME VIA THE ALPS Paris ➡ Geneva ➡ Milan ➡ Florence ➡ Rome

$929 $929 $989 $1,658 $1,658 $1,509 $1,459 $1,449 $1,539 $1,089 $1,019 $1,009

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room and are subject to availability and change. Single occupancy supplements apply. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. See page 54.

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DAY 6 - FLORENCE TO ROME

Arrive in Paris for a 2 night stay

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DAYS 1 & 2 - ARRIVE IN PARIS Begin your vacation by arriving in the romantic city of Paris for a twonight stay. Spend two days getting acquainted with the landscapes, architecture and fine cuisine of the ‘City of Light.’

DAY 3 - PARIS TO GENEVA After breakfast at your hotel, take the train to Geneva for an overnight stay. Perhaps spend the evening enjoying a tasty meal at a local lakeside restaurant and admire the city’s cosmopolitan feel and the stunning backdrop of the Alps and the Jura mountains.

DAY 4 - GENEVA TO FLORENCE Enjoy breakfast in your hotel before boarding the train to Florence via Milan. Enjoy one of the most scenic routes in Europe, the Simplon Pass, relaxing while the train follows the shores of Lake Leman and across

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Swiss vineyards, with stunning views of the Alps in the background. Travel further south after crossing the border into Italy and catching the transfer in Milan to Florence. Check in at your hotel for a two-night stay.

DAY 5 - FLORENCE Explore Florence at your own pace today. No visit to the city is complete with a visit to the Duomo Basilica. Marvel at its beautiful frescoes and spectacular dome that dominates the city’s skyline. If you make the trip to the top, you’ll be rewarded with quite phenomenal views over the umber rooftops of the city. Don’t miss a trip to see the magnificent collection of Renaissance art at the Uffizi Gallery, home to the works of artists such as Raphael and Michelangelo. Or you may wish to soak up the local architecture and visit some of the city’s iconic churches, such as Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croce.

After breakfast in the hotel, take a train from Santa Maria Novella station and journey south, past charming rural villages and green fields, ahead of your arrival in Rome. On arrival, make your way to your hotel and check in for a two-night stay. Acquaint yourself with the Eternal City; don’t forget to throw a coin into the Trevi fountain.

DAY 7 - ROME Spend a full day exploring Rome today. Walk in the steps of the gladiators at the imposing Colosseum, or head to the Vatican to explore the Sistine Chapel - complete with Michelangelo’s intricate ceiling.

DAY 8 - YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN ROME Check out of your hotel after breakfast and depart Rome.

Paris

FEATURED ACCOMMODATION Paris - Grand Hotel Francais Geneva - Cornavin Florence - Bottichelli Rome - Ariston Hotel Alternative hotels may be available.

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Amalfi Coast

6 DAYS FROM $609 per person

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VACATION INCLUDES: • 5 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast • Rail travel throughout

ROME AND SORRENTO Rome ➡ Naples ➡ Sorrento

DATES AND PRICES: January 2019 February 2019 March 2019 April 2019 May 2019 June 2019 July 2019 August 2019 September 2019 October 2019 November 2019 December 2019

$609 $609 $629 $839 $899 $879 $809 $809 $879 $739 $629 $629

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room and are subject to availability and change. Single occupancy supplements apply. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. See page 54.

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DAY 4 - SORRENTO Adriatic Sea Arrive in Rome for a 2 night stay

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Your journey ends with 3 nights in Sorrento

Mediterranean Sea

DAY 1 - ARRIVE IN ROME

DAY 2 - ROME

On arrival, check in to your hotel for a two-night stay. Enjoy two days exploring Europe’s largest open air museum. Take a tour of the Vatican to discover the fascinating stories behind the smallest country in the world. Stop for a delicious Italian ice-cream in one of the pretty cafés by the Trevi fountain and then walk in the footsteps of gladiators at the famous Colosseum.

After breakfast, visit the Spanish Steps or stroll through the wide-open spaces of the Villa Borghese. Stop for a traditional wood-oven pizza in one of the charming trattorias or enjoy beautiful homemade pasta and regional desserts such as ricotta cake.

Rome

DAY 3 - ROME TO SORRENTO Travel from Rome to Naples. From Naples, there is a private railway line (the Circumvesuviana) down to Sorrento. The train passes towns and villages with beautifully poetic names such as Piano, Ponte Persica and Leopardi. This journey is payable locally. You can also travel by boat from Naples to Sorrento during the summer months, again payable locally. Railbookers can arrange a private car transfer from Naples to Sorrento for you. On arrival in Sorrento, check in for a three-night stay at your hotel.

Many invaders have passed through the city over the generations - the Etruscans, the Greeks, the Romans and later the Normans. The peninsula has also been home to some of the great English poets such as Byron and Keats. Take a walk through the town to discover the lovely piazzas and sample a glass of Limoncello liqueur or some traditional Sorrentine cuisine at a local restaurant. Explore Via San Nicola and the numerous other pretty streets, lined with shops selling leather, handmade gifts, spices and traditional chinaware.

DAY 5 - SORRENTO Enjoy breakfast at your hotel this morning and then why not take a boat to the glamorous island of Capri - just 30 minutes from Sorrento’s harbor?

DAY 6 - YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN SORRENTO Check out of your hotel after breakfast and depart Sorrento.

Sorrento

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7 DAYS FROM $4,159 per person

ADD EXTRA NIGHTS, STOPS OR TRY IT IN REVERSE Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

VENICE SIMPLON-ORIENT-EXPRESS FROM VENICE TO LONDON Venice ➡ Paris ➡ London DAY 1 - ARRIVE IN VENICE Arrive in Venice, for a three-night stay.

DAYS 2 & 3 - VENICE Head out to explore Venice at your leisure, perhaps heading to the Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Square.

DAY 4 - BOARD THE VENICE SIMPLON-ORIENT-EXPRESS TO LONDON Your steward will show you to your private compartment, before you enjoy a three-course lunch. Afternoon tea is served in your compartment. In the evening, dress up for dinner.

DAY 5 - ARRIVE IN LONDON A continental breakfast is served in

your compartment before the train pulls into Paris. A delicious brunch is served before crossing the Channel, then board the British Pullman train to London. A traditional English afternoon tea is served on route.

DAY 6 - LONDON

DAY 7 - YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN LONDON

Venice’s history dates back hundreds of years, and there are fascinating sights to see on almost every corner.

DAY 4 - BOARD THE VENICE SIMPLON-ORIENT-EXPRESS TO PARIS Board the Venice Simplon-OrientExpress. You’ll receive the five-star treatment and a fine three-course lunch as the train meanders through the stunning scenery.

DAY 5 - ARRIVE IN PARIS You’ll wake to a tasty breakfast as the

train pulls into Paris. Make your way to your hotel for a two-night stay.

DAY 6 - PARIS Explore the fashion and romance capital of the world! Be sure to take in the views from the top of the Eiffel Tower.

Your journey ends with 2 nights in London

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Travel overnight on the Venice SimplonOrient-Express through stunning Alpine scenery from Venice to London via Paris

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7 DAYS FROM $2,869 per person

VACATION INCLUDES: • 5 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast • Overnight full board accommodation aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express in a double cabin

DATES AND PRICES: March 2019 April - June 2019 July - August 2019 September 2019 October 2019

$2,869 $3,069 $2,958 $3,049 $3,049

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room and are subject to availability and change. Single occupancy supplements apply. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. See page 54.

DAY 7 - YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN PARIS PARIS 2 FRANCE

Check out of your hotel after breakfast and depart Paris.

FEATURED ACCOMMODATION Venice - Ai Mori D’Oriente Paris - Grand Hotel Francais

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FEATURED ACCOMMODATION Venice - Ai Mori D’Oriente London - Hilton Victoria

VENICE SIMPLON-ORIENT-EXPRESS FROM VENICE TO PARIS

$4,159 $4,429 $4,309 $4,259 $4,399 $4,399

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room and are subject to availability and change. Single occupancy supplements apply. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. See page 54.

Check out of your hotel after breakfast and depart London.

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

DAY 1 - ARRIVE IN VENICE

DATES AND PRICES: March 2019 April - June 2019 July 2019 August 2019 September 2019 October 2019

Set out to explore the British capital at your leisure today.

ADD EXTRA NIGHTS, STOPS OR TRY IT IN REVERSE

Your adventure begins in the lagoonside paradise of Venice.

ACATION INCLUDES: • 4 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast • Overnight full board accommodation aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express in a double cabin

Your journey ends with 2 nights in Paris

Travel overnight on the Venice SimplonOrient-Express through stunning Alpine scenery from Venice to Paris

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VACATION INCLUDES: • 6 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast • Overnight full board accommodation aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express in a double cabin

VENICE SIMPLON-ORIENT-EXPRESS FROM PARIS TO VENICE AND ROME Paris ➡ Venice ➡ Rome GERMANY

Arrive in Paris for a 2 night stay

Travel overnight on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express through stunning Alpine scenery from Paris to Venice

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DAY 1 - ARRIVE IN PARIS Your vacation begins in Paris, where you’ll check in at your hotel for a twonight stay. You might like to indulge in a bit of shopping along the famed Champs-Elysees, or find a traditional Parisian bistro to enjoy dinner.

DAY 2 - PARIS After breakfast at your hotel, spend a full day discovering the wonders of Paris at your leisure.

DAY 3 - BOARD THE VENICE SIMPLON-ORIENT-EXPRESS After your steward has helped you settle into your comfortable quarters, it will soon be time to dress for dinner. Visit the famous bar car for an Agatha Christie Bellini before moving on to one of the magnificent restaurant cars, where you will be served a delicious four-course meal. After dinner, return to the bar car, where the sound of a baby Grand Piano will serenade you

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throughout the evening. Retire to your compartment for the night, which will now have been transformed into a cozy bedroom by your steward.

DAY 6 - VENICE TO ROME After breakfast, sit back and relax on your rail journey to Rome for a twonight stay. Pass quaint Italian villages and rolling fields before arriving at Rome Termini. Discover the Eternal City at your own pace.

DAY 7 - ROME Discover some of the beautiful museums of the city. The Vatican museum holds a superb collection as well as housing the Sistine Chapel, complete with Michelangelo’s famous ceiling.

DAY 8 - YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN ROME Check out of your hotel after breakfast and depart Rome.

DAY 4 - ARRIVE IN VENICE Awake to the magnificent scenery of the Swiss Alps as a delicious continental breakfast is served in your compartment. At lunchtime, enjoy a leisurely three-course meal served in one of the beautiful restaurant cars. Later, your steward will bring a sumptuous afternoon tea, before you disembark in the early evening as the train arrives in Venice for your two-night stay.

DAY 5 - VENICE Spend a full day exploring the unique wonders of Venice. Wander along the winding canals of this beautiful city or head to the spectacular St. Mark’s Square and admire the incredible architecture of the Clock Tower and St. Mark’s Basilica.

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

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Glacier Express

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VACATION INCLUDES: • 6 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast • 4-Day Swiss Pass standard class • Daytrip to Jungfraujoch • Reservations on the Bernina Express, Glacier Express and Golden Pass • Rail travel throughout

SWITZERLAND’S LAKES AND MOUNTAINS Geneva ➡ Montreux ➡ Golden Pass Line ➡ Interlaken ➡ Jungfraujoch ➡ Brig ➡ Glacier Express ➡ Chur ➡ Bernina Express ➡ Chur

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DAY 1 - ARRIVE IN GENEVA Arrive in Geneva for an overnight stay and admire the city’s cosmopolitan feel and the stunning backdrop of the Alps and the Jura mountains.

DAY 2 - GENEVA TO MONTREUX After breakfast take the train from Geneva to Montreux for an overnight stay. In the evening, perhaps enjoy a meal in one of the local restaurants or maybe stroll along the stunning lakefront promenade.

DAY 3 - THE GOLDEN PASS LINE MONTREUX TO INTERLAKEN Enjoy breakfast in your hotel before joining the Golden Pass train. The route rises above Lake Geneva, offering amazing views of the Swiss Rivera, then passes through a mountain tunnel at Jaman, and then continues to Chateaux d’Oex and Gstaad. The highest point of the journey is at 4,179 feet, before

will meet the Glacier Express. Once on board the train, follow the tracks through the majestic Swiss Alps on the journey to Chur, where you will stay for two nights.

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arriving in Zweisimmen. From here the train snakes its way through the Simme Valley and on to Interlaken, between Lakes Thun and Brienz. Arrive in Interlaken, for a two-night stay.

DAY 4 - JUNGFRAU EXCURSION Journey to Europe’s highest altitude railway station, on Jungfrau Mountain, at a colossal 11,332 feet high. The journey takes you to Kleine Scheidegg, before reaching the station at Eigergletscher, which is well known for its mountain restaurant and Huskies. At Jungfraujoch, take in the breathtaking views of the Black Forest in Germany and the Vosges Mountains in France

DAY 5 - GLACIER EXPRESS TO CHUR Depart Interlaken today and travel to Brig by train, over the incredible Lötschberg Mountain, where you

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and then take the Bernina Express to Tirano via St. Moritz. Be dazzled at the incredible views of imposing glaciers, sheer rock gorges and far-reaching viaducts through the panoramic carriages of the train. Watch out for the magnificent Landwasser Viaduct just before the village of Filisur. A stop will be made in Tirano or Poschiavo for lunch and then you will be transported back to Chur for the last night of your stay.

DAY 7 - YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN CHUR Check out of your hotel after breakfast and depart Chur.

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VACATION INCLUDES: • 4 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast • 3-day Swiss Pass standard class • Reservations on the Glacier Express and Bernina Express • Day trip to the Jungfraujoch • Rail travel throughout

CLASSIC GLACIER AND BERNINA EXPRESS Interlaken ➡ Jungfraujoch ➡ Brig ➡ Glacier Express ➡ Chur ➡ Bernina Express ➡ Chur

SWITZERLAND Excursion to Jungfraujoch

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DAY 1 - ARRIVE IN INTERLAKEN Upon arrival, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. Head out to the city center and perhaps enjoy a predinner cocktail from the top floor bar of the Metropole hotel, taking in the incredible views over the city.

DAY 2 - INTERLAKEN Take a trip up the famous Jungfrau Mountain and travel to one of the highest train stations in Europe. Travel through tunnels made of solid Alpine rock, before arriving at the

Bernina Express

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Jungfraujoch. Enjoy breathtaking views to the Vosges Mountains in France and the Black Forest in Germany. The Great Aletsch Glacier, at 22km the longest in the Alps, begins on the Jungfrau Mountain.

DAY 3 - GLACIER EXPRESS TO CHUR

DAY 4 - BERNINA EXPRESS After an early breakfast, depart from Chur on the Bernina Express to Tirano via St. Moritz. The train crosses the Alps and offers breathtaking views from the panoramic carriages. Ride over spectacular viaducts, through sheer rock gorges and switch-back tunnels, alongside mountain streams and glaciers. Be sure not to miss the impressive Landwasser Viaduct, which will appear on your right just before Filisur, an hour outside of St Moritz. The train climbs up the 7,391 feet high Bernina Pass and the entire trip is narrated. Food is available to buy on the train. This whole area is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The line finishes in the Italian border town of Tirano and, after time for a bite to eat, you board the train back to Chur.

DAY 5 - YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN CHUR Check out of your hotel after breakfast and depart Chur.

Check out of your hotel after breakfast and make your way to the train station for the journey to Brig. The train rides the rails over the spectacular Lötschberg Mountain via Kandersteg en route to Brig. On arrival, board the Glacier Express and take a panoramic tour of the Swiss Alps from Brig through to Chur. Travel in comfort aboard what is probably the world’s slowest express train, through the unspoiled beauty of mountain forests, peaceful Alpine meadows and lush valleys. Arrive in Chur, “oldest city in Switzerland,” for a two-night stay.

Glacier Express

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Bernina Express

VACATION INCLUDES: • 5 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast • Rail travel throughout • Seat reservations on the Bernina Express between Chur and Tirano

VENICE AND THE BERNINA EXPRESS Zurich ➡ Milan ➡ Venice

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DAY 1 - ARRIVE IN ZURICH Welcome to Zurich! Make the most of your time in the beautiful city amble down the Lake Promenade and the winding streets of the Old Town, unearth the artistic masterpieces of the Kunsthaus, watch operatic perfection at the famed Schauspielhaus, or do some shopping along Bahnhofstrasse, Switzerland’s answer to the ChampsÉlysées.

DAY 2 - THE BERNINA EXPRESS TO ITALY Today you’ll take one of the world’s most scenic journeys - the Bernina Express! Travel through the Swiss Alps from Zurich to Chur, where you will pick up the panoramic train. The tracks of the Bernina Express have now been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the journey winds through snow-dusted mountain ranges, across striking stone

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Palace, with its origins dating back to the 14th century.

Bernina Express excursion from Chur to Tirano

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viaducts and along the banks of the area’s sparkling lakes. At Tirano, connect onto the Trenord train and roll past Lake Como en route to Milan.

Spend an additional day discovering the fascinating museums, exquisite art galleries and ornate churches of Venice. Marvel at the Basilica in the Piazza San Marco, including its iconic Clock Tower. In the evening, why not treat yourself to a delicious lunch or dinner at one of the cities many traditional trattorias, spending blissful hours indulging with local Prosecco by the sparkling canals.

DAY 6 - YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN VENICE Check out of your hotel after breakfast and depart Venice.

DAY 3 - VENICE After breakfast, make the journey from Milan to Venice by rail, enjoying views of the Italian countryside as you go. On arrival, check in at your hotel for a three-night stay and start exploring the city! Waterside Venice’s reputation no doubt precedes it, and many say there is nowhere on earth that matches the beauty and tranquility of its splendid canals.

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DAY 4 - VENICE A visit to Venice is not complete without a classic Gondola ride through the city’s canals. Also soak up the vibrant atmosphere in St. Mark’s Square, while marveling at the beautiful mosaics that adorn the Basilica, and pay a visit to the Doge’s

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Zermatt and Matterhorn

VACATION INCLUDES: • 4 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast • 4-day Swiss Pass • Seat reservations on the Glacier Express and Bernina Express • Day trip on the Gornergrat Cog Railway • Rail ticket from St. Moritz to Zurich Airport • Rail travel throughout

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Your rail journey begins in Basel, Zurich or any other point in Switzerland

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DAY 1 - ARRIVE IN ZERMATT Welcome to Zermatt! Your 4-day Swiss Pass allows you to travel from any point in Switzerland, so you can spend the rest of the day exploring this pedestrianized village famed for its history as a mountaineering base. In the evening, perhaps indulge in some traditional Swiss cuisine such as fondue or raclette.

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Glacier Express route from Zermatt to Chur

Bernina Express excursion to Tirano

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crossing Switzerland today, traveling the full length of the Glacier Express line. The train passes glistening blue lakes and quaint Swiss hamlets, as well as crossing numerous high passes and mountain peaks. Take pictures of the spectacular Landwasser Viaduct as the train rolls over. After arriving in St. Moritz, perhaps enjoy a stroll around the lake or experience the glitz and glamour of the casinos.

After breakfast this morning, ride on the Gornergrat Cog Railway, a marvel of 19th Century engineering which climbs nearly 5,000 feet in just 33 minutes. From the top, enjoy one of the most spectacular panoramas in all of Switzerland, taking in the iconic outline of the Matterhorn as well as surrounding peaks and glaciers.

Embark on one of the world’s most scenic train lines today, heading south into Italy on the Bernina Express. The spectacular journey takes riders from the snowcapped heights of the Alps down into the lush Poschiavo Valley and vineyards heading into Tirano. Stop in Tirano for a traditional pizza, before returning north again on the Bernina Express as the awe-inspiring scenery changes drastically in the afternoon light. Make sure your camera batteries are fully charged because you are guaranteed to capture some amazing shots from the comfort of the panoramic carriages of the train.

DAY 5 - ST. MORITZ TO ZURICH Depart St. Moritz this morning and take the train to the Zurich airport for your continued travels.

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Zermatt

VACATION INCLUDES: • 5 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast • Rail travel throughout • 4-Day Swiss Pass • Day trip to Jungfraujoch • Day trip to Gornergrat

SWISS MOUNTAIN PEAKS FROM BASEL Basel ➡ Interlaken ➡ Jungfraujoch ➡ Zermatt ➡ Gornergrat ➡ Geneva

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DAY 1 - BASEL TO INTERLAKEN Your Swiss Mountain Peaks journey begins in Basel today with a short and scenic train journey to Interlaken. On arrival in the classic Swiss mountain village, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay and begin exploring! Located between the Jungfrau, Eiger and Mönch mountains, Interlaken boasts incredible scenery and a friendly atmosphere. Begin using your Swiss Pass for access to dozens of activities and adventures in the area.

DAY 2 - JUNGFRAU DAY TRIP After breakfast this morning, you will climb to Europe’s highest altitude railway station on Jungfrau Mountain, at a colossal 11,332 feet high. The journey takes you to Kleine Scheidegg before reaching the station at Eigergletscher, which is well known for its mountain restaurant and Huskies.

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GORNERGRAT Day trip to Gornergrat

At Jungfraujoch, take in the breathtaking views of the Black Forest in Germany and the Vosges Mountains in France and enjoy the fascinating glacier and ice gallery. After a spectacular day sightseeing, return to the hotel for the second night of your stay in Interlaken.

DAY 3 - ZERMATT

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spectacular panoramas in all of Switzerland, encompassing the iconic outline of The Matterhorn as well as the surrounding peaks and glaciers.

DAY 5 - ZERMATT TO GENEVA After breakfast this morning, take the scenic train journey from Zermatt to Geneva, passing through Montreux and curving around Lake Geneva. Enjoy the final day of your vacation enjoying the sights of Geneva at your leisure, including the world’s highest fountain, the Jet d’Eau, and the Museum of the International Committee of the Red Cross, one of the best museums of its kind in Europe. In the evening, enjoy a delicious meal at a local lakeside restaurant against the stunning backdrop of the Alps and the Jura Mountains.

DAY 6 - DEPART GENEVA Check out of your hotel after breakfast and depart Geneva.

Take the scenic train ride to Zermatt today and spend the day exploring this pedestrianized village famed for its history as a mountaineering base. In the evening, perhaps indulge in some traditional Swiss cuisine such as fondue or raclette at one of the chalets that line the car-free roads of the beautiful alpine village.

DAY 4 - GORNERGRAT DAY TRIP Today, use your Swiss Pass to take a ride on a marvel of 19th century engineering - the cogwheel railway to the peak of Gornergrat Mountain. From the top, take in one of the most

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Lucerne

VACATION INCLUDES: • 8 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast • Rail travel throughout • 8-day Swiss Pass • Standard class seat reservations on the Bernina Express, Glacier Express and Golden Pass lines • Day trips to Gornergrat, Mount Pilatus and Jungfrau

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DAY 1 - ZURICH TO ST MORITZ From Zurich, making use of your 8-day Swiss Pass for the scenic rail journey to historic St. Moritz. Take a relaxing stroll around the lake and enjoy the chic town itself, the first real alpine holiday destination for the international jet set.

DAY 2 - BERNINA EXPRESS DAY TRIP Embark on one of the world’s most scenic train lines south into Italy. The Bernina Express is a spectacular journey from the snowcapped heights of the Alps and The Bernina Pass itself, down into the lush Poschiavo Valley.

DAY 3 - GLACIER EXPRESS TO ZERMATT Today, enjoy the full splendor of one of Switzerland’s most famous journeys, the Glacier Express. Cruise over the impressive Landwasser

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Your journey begins and ends in Zurich

Day trip to Mount Pilatus

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Glacier Express route from St. Moritz to Zermatt

Bernina Express excursion to Tirano

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Viaduct, a marvel of Swiss engineering from a bygone era, and wind through numerous high passes and past many small Swiss lakes and villages before pulling into Zermatt.

DAY 4 - GORNERGRAT DAY TRIP Today, take an exciting ride on the Gornergrat Cog Railway, a marvel of 19th Century engineering. From the top, take in one of the most spectacular panoramas in all of Switzerland with the iconic outline of the Matterhorn as well as the surrounding peaks and glaciers all around you.

Take the short hop to Montreux, from where you will board the Golden Pass train to Lucerne. This journey promises scenic thrills with dramatic rises and dips and stunning mountain, valley and lake vistas.

DAY 7 - MOUNT PILATUS DAY TRIP Enjoy a trip to the top of Mount Pilatus on the steepest cogwheel railway in the world. At the top, experience the historic Pilatus Kulm Hotel and restaurant.

DAY 8 - JUNGFRAU DAY TRIP Travel to Interlaken this morning and board the historic line to Europe’s highest railway station, at 11,332 feet above sea level. Enjoy spectacular views on the way up and at the top of Jungfrau Mountain, experience an ice sculpture gallery, a glacier walk, and the world’s highest chocolate shop.

DAY 9 - LUCERNE TO ZURICH Take the one-hour rail trip to Zurich and continue with your travels.

DAY 5 - LAUSANNE Travel to Lausanne at a time of your choosing with your Swiss Pass. The journey of around three hours will involve a simple change of trains in Visp. Enjoy some wonderful views across Lake Geneva on the way into the city.

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London

VACATION INCLUDES: • 4 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast • Rail travel throughout • 48-hour Paris Pass • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of London

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PARIS AND LONDON FROM AMSTERDAM Amsterdam ➡ Paris ➡ London

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Spend the day making the most of your hop-on, hop-off bus tour. Onboard, enjoy the best photo opportunities and full audio history of the many landmarks, including Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, The Tower of London, Westminster Abbey and Trafalgar Square. In the evening, head to Angel Islington for a great selection of independent restaurants, or if you are feeling adventurous, head down to Brick Lane for an amazing curry.

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DAY 1 - AMSTERDAM TO PARIS

DAY 3 - PARIS TO LONDON

From Amsterdam, take the highspeed Thalys train through the low countries to Paris, and use your 48hour Paris Pass to get to your hotel for a two-night stay. This evening, experience the Eiffel Tower in lights or take a walk around the peaceful Tuileries Gardens, then enjoy a delicious meal and fine wine in one of the great restaurants in St. Germain.

Take the speedy Eurostar to London and check in at your hotel for a 2-night stay. In the afternoon, perhaps enjoy the sites and skyline on the river Thames including the London Eye and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre while walking along the buzzing Southbank. You can walk over the river from the huge Tate Modern Gallery and enjoy one of the city’s

DAY 5 - YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN LONDON Check out of your hotel after breakfast and continue with your travels.

DAY 2 - PARIS After breakfast, make full use of your Paris Pass with fast-track entry to The Louvre, where you can take a peek at the Mona Lisa and hundreds of other pieces of priceless art. Then take a stroll to the Gothic marvel that is Notre Dame and also visit the lesser known Sainte-Chapelle chapel close by, with its breathtaking 13th century stained glass window. Take the metro up to Montmartre for beautiful views of the city.

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VACATION INCLUDES: • 4 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast • Rail travel throughout

LUCERNE AND ZURICH FROM BASEL Basel ➡ Lucerne ➡ Zurich

Your rail journey begins in Basel

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DAY 1 - BASEL TO LUCERNE Take the train direct from Basel to Lucerne. Upon arrival in Lucerne, check in at your hotel for a threenight stay and start exploring the city. Transport yourself back in time and explore Old Town, with its well-preserved buildings and

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gorgeous fountains and bridges. The atmosphere is romantic, and if you like shopping, you’re in for a real treat with chocolate shops, clothing stores and unique galleries around every corner. Also enjoy a wide selection of excellent restaurants and bars in the area.

Spend another day in Lucerne today. If the weather is nice, take the world’s steepest cogwheel railway up to Mount Pilatus and enjoy panoramic views of the entire city and some truly inspiring scenery.

DAY 4 - LUCERNE TO ZURICH Take the direct train from Lucerne to Zurich this morning and check in at your hotel for an overnight stay. Nature-lovers should head to the Botanical Garden and admire the range of exotic plants and beautiful trees in this tranquil area. Or perhaps wander through the narrow streets of the Niederdorf district - a great place for people watching from a street cafe.

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Vienna

8 DAYS FROM $939 per person

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VACATION INCLUDES: • 7 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast • Rail travel throughout

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DAY 1 - ARRIVE IN ZURICH Arrive in Zurich today for a twonight stay. Zurich is Switzerland’s most cosmopolitan and elegant city, situated on the banks of the River Limmat. Spend the evening by the lake in the old town district of Niederdorf, famous for its bars, restaurants, lounges and fashion shops.

DAY 2 - ZURICH Continue to enjoy discovering Zurich. The city is home to an impressive number of art galleries and museums, among which are the Swiss National Museum and the Kunsthaus.

DAY 3 - ZURICH TO SALZBURG After breakfast, take the train over the Arlberg Pass. This spectacular journey travels along the bank of Lake Zurich before you are greeted with spectacular Alpine scenery. You

briefly pass through Liechtenstein before entering Austria. On arrival in Salzburg, check in for a two-night stay at your hotel. Spend the rest of the afternoon enjoying the sights of Salzburg. Head for the Baroque old town looking over the Salzach River, with its cobbled streets of little shops and famous hilltop castle.

DAY 4 - SALZBURG Enjoy exploring more of Salzburg. This fairy tale city, embracing the banks of the fast-flowing Salzach River and overlooked by the striking Austrian Alps. Fans of the movie The Sound of Music can enjoy a full tour of the picturesque locations featured in the film. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, and a popular activity is to visit the composer’s birthplace, which is now a museum dedicated to his life and work and showcasing various fascinating exhibits.

DAY 5 - SALZBURG TO VIENNA After breakfast, travel by train to Vienna for three nights. Spend the rest of the day strolling around Vienna, perhaps taking a horse and cart ride around the inner ring and becoming acquainted with this architecturally inspiring city.

DAY 6 - VIENNA Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and begin another day of exploration. Why not see a performance at the Spanish Riding School - one of the oldest riding schools in the world and home to the famous Lipizzaner horses? Vienna also sits on the banks of the Danube, a perfct spot for a scenic boat cruise!

DAY 7 - VIENNA Perhaps indulge in the traditional Viennese ‘coffee culture’ at one of the many quirky cafés, and be sure to tuck into a slice of Sachertorte before departing.

DAY 8 - YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN VIENNA Check out of your hotel after breakfast and depart Vienna.

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Prague

7 DAYS FROM $889 per person

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southeast on the high-speed Railjet route, over the border to Hungary and into Budapest. On arrival, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay.

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Arrive in Prague today and check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. Start using your hop-on, hop-off pass, which will allow you to see dozens of attractions at your leisure.

After breakfast, head for the train station and then ride the rails from Prague to Vienna. On arrival, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. Once settled, maybe head out to the Gothic St Stephen’s Cathedral or treat yourself to a delicious slice of Sachertorte at the iconic Sacher hotel.

DAY 2 - PRAGUE After breakfast this morning, discover more delights of the city with your pass. Attractions such as Prague Castle, the Mala Strana neighborhood and the Old Town are must-sees. Also explore the fascinating Jewish Quarter, or take a scenic Vltava River cruise.

DAY 7 - YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN BUDAPEST Check out of your hotel after breakfast and depart Budapest.

DAY 4 - VIENNA After breakfast, perhaps start the day with a trip on the famous Ring Tram for an introduction to the city. Exploring Vienna is a delight, with landmarks such as St Rupert’s Church, Hofburg Palace and Spanish Riding Tower all calling the city home. Your Vienna Pass will ensure that you don’t miss a thing!

DAY 5 - VIENNA TO BUDAPEST Budapest

Explore Budapest today, visiting the Fisherman’s Bastion for wonderful views over the opulent Parliament. On the other side of the Danube, stroll from Heroes’ Square to the sun-yellow Szechenyi Baths, the perfect place to take a relaxing dip in natural thermal waters. In the evening, enjoy a cruise along the Danube, and sail past famous landmarks such as the Chain Bridge and the Buda Castle Quarter.

After breakfast, make your way to the train station for your journey

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DAY 1 - ARRIVE IN BERLIN Welcome to Berlin! The German capital is a treasure trove of wonders to explore, with a rich history and heritage that fascinates visitors. Check in at your hotel for a two-night stay and set out to explore the city.

DAY 2 - BERLIN Explore Berlin at your own pace today, being sure to visit the vibrant fragments of the Berlin Wall at the East Side Gallery and the exquisite architecture of the Brandenburg Gate. Your included walking tour will prove to be the perfect introduction

Continue to explore Prague today, using your hop-on, hop-off bus tour to escort you to the city’s sights. Your holiday also includes a trip to Prague Castle, with skip the line entrance to avoid long queues. Discover the sights of the city further with your Prague Pass, which will grant you access to the Astronomical Clock Tower, New Town Hall and Baroque Library and Mirror Chapel - the perfect way to get a true taste for the city’s past.

DAY 5 - PRAGUE TO VIENNA to the city as you discover landmarks and monuments with the commentary of an experienced guide.

After breakfast, catch the train directly to Vienna. On arrival, make

DAY 3 - BERLIN TO PRAGUE Check out of your hotel this morning and make your way to Berlin’s impressive Hauptbahnhof Station. Catch a direct train to Prague, where you’ll check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. Explore the top sights of the city, stopping in the Jewish Quarter and at Prague Castle, among other gems.

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9 DAYS FROM $1,139 per person

VACATION INCLUDES: • 8 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast • Rail travel throughout • Discover Berlin Walking Tour • Prague Pass including hop-on, hop-off tour • Vienna Pass including hop-on, hop-off tour • Danube River Dinner Cruise with drinks

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your way to your hotel and check in for a two-night stay. Set out and explore the Austrian capital, famous for its opulent Opera House and grandiose architecture. Relax and indulge in the city’s famed café culture, or perhaps tuck into a slice of Sachertorte, the city’s famous chocolate cake.

DAY 6 - VIENNA Spend a full day at leisure in Vienna! Your hop-on hop-off tour tickets will help you put together a wonderful itinerary, completely tailored to you, and your Vienna Pass will give you access to over 60 attractions across the city - together they’re the perfect combination. Explore the Danube Tower, House of Music, Schönbrunn Palace and Schönbrunner Panorama Train, or visit the famous Vienna Zoo.

DAY 8 - BUDAPEST Spend the whole day exploring everything that Budapest has to offer. The city enjoys a unique geography atop thermal hot springs, which has resulted in a rich selection of baths across the city. The largest, and perhaps grandest, of these are the sunny yellow Széchenyi Medicinal Baths, complete with both indoor and outdoor pools or tranquil water to relax in. Come the evening, relax with a glass of champagne on your included dinner river cruise down the gleaming Danube - a true bucket list experience.

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DAY 9 - YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN BUDAPEST Check out of your hotel after breakfast and depart Budapest.

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DAY 7 - VIENNA TO BUDAPEST Depart Vienna after breakfast this morning, catching a direct, highspeed train through to Budapest. On arrival in the Hungarian capital, check in at your hotel for a twonight stay. Budapest is growing in popularity, and strolling along the banks of the sparkling Danube past extravagant, historic architecture it isn’t hard to see why.

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Amsterdam

VACATION INCLUDES: • 5 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast • Rail travel throughout

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with over ten thousand shops, markets and boutiques so there are plenty of opportunities to do some shopping during your stay! There are also many fascinating museums in the city, including the grand Rijksmuseum, the Anne Frank Museum and the Van Gogh museum. And don’t miss a trip to the beautiful flower market full of traditional Dutch tulips!

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DAY 5 - AMSTERDAM Continue to discover the Dutch capital, exploring both its lively and peaceful sides. Wander along the scenic canals or watch the world go by as you relax in one of the city’s many cafés.

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Welcome to Paris! Upon arrival in the ‘City of Light,’ check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. Spend the evening dining in an authentic Parisian bistro and savoring the delicious cuisine.

Explore Amsterdam at your own leisure, perhaps by taking a canal cruise down the scenic waterways. Amsterdam is also the biggest shopping area in the Netherlands

DAY 6 - YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN AMSTERDAM Check out of your hotel after breakfast and depart Amsterdam.

DAY 2 - PARIS Discover what makes the luminous French capital special to you! Art lovers should head to the iconic Louvre Museum, instantly recognizable by the glass pyramids at the main entrance, or take a walk through Luxembourg Gardens for a true taste of Paris’ great outdoors.

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DAY 3 - PARIS TO AMSTERDAM After breakfast, catch a high-speed train from the center of Paris to the center of Amsterdam. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel for a threenight stay.

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Berlin

VACATION INCLUDES: • 6 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast • Rail travel throughout

PARIS, MUNICH AND BERLIN Paris ➡ Munich ➡ Berlin

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city of Munich! Since Oktoberfest is year-round here, you shouldn’t be surprised that it is also home to one of the most famous beer gardens, Hofbräuhaus am Platzl, which holds approximately 4,500 people.

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Enjoy breakfast this morning and then take a highspeed ICE train from Munich into Berlin, the capital of Germany. When you arrive, check into your hotel and immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and experiences of this wonderful destination.

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Welcome to Paris, the ‘City of Light’! Why not start your exploration of the city with the iconic Eiffel Tower? And don’t forget the Champs-Élysées, the most famous avenue in the city, and the Sacré-Cœur Basilica, the Roman Catholic church perched atop Montmartre, where you’ll be treated to a spectacular panorama of the entire city.

Today, visit must-see places including Cathédrale de NotreDame, Marché des Enfants Rouges, Ile Saint-Louis for shopping, and Rue des Martyrs, Paris’ 200-yearold bustling street market packed with fromageries, boulangeries, and boucheries.

DAY 3 - PARIS TO MUNICH Take the train to Munich, check in at your hotel and start getting familiar with the city’s Bavarian culture and authentic experiences. Visit Marienplatz, the main square, and get a 360-degree view of Munich from St. Peter’s Church or the tower from the medieval Old Town Hall. Spend your evening enjoying some traditional Bavarian cuisine.

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When you’re finished with breakfast, continue seeing the sights that you didn’t get a chance to yesterday. Go museum-hopping, get a 360-degree view of the city from the Berlin TV Tower, visit the neo-renaissance Berlin Cathedral on Museum Island, or make a trip to the holocaust memorial just south of the Brandenburg Gate.

DAY 7 - YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN BERLIN Check out of your hotel after breakfast and depart Berlin.

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Geiranger Fjord

8 DAYS FROM $1,489 per person

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VACATION INCLUDES: • 7 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast • Rail, bus and boat travel throughout • Oslo Pass • 5 course Ægir Viking plank and beer tasting in Flam • Fjord Safari boat trip from Flam • Bergen Card

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$1,489 $1,509 $1,619 $1,669 $1,729 $1,739 $1,749 $1,699 $1,599 $1,589 $1,569

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DAY 4 - FLAM Experience an unforgettable journey by boat today through the UNESCO Word Heritage listed Aurlandsfjord and beyond into the stunning Nærøyfjord on a heritage fjord safari rib boat ride. Starting in Flam, you’ll make stops at scenic attractions and see incredible wildlife up close, including porpoises, seals and eagles.

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DAY 3 - OSLO TO FLAM Take an early train from Oslo to Myrdal and connect with the world-famous Flam Railway. The journey from the mountain station of Myrdal down to Flam has been voted the most scenic rail journey in the world. Once to Flam, enjoy a special meal at the world-famous Ægir restaurant.

After breakfast this morning, use your Bergen Card and enjoy free or discounted admittance to most museums and attractions as well as many cultural events, various sightseeing tours and restaurants.

DAY 7 - BERGEN TO OSLO

Arrive in Oslo for a two-night stay and start exploring the Norwegian capital. Head up to the Akershus Fortress, a medieval castle offering breathtaking views over the Oslofjord. Alternatively, visit one of Oslo’s wide choice of museums. After breakfast this morning, enjoy a full day of sightseeing in Oslo with the Oslo Pass, which provides access to over 30 museums and attractions.

fjord in the world. This branch of the Sognefjord is spectacularly beautiful with its high peaks framing the narrow thread of water. Continue to Voss, where you transfer to the station for your onward train journey to Bergen.

After breakfast this morning, head back to the station for your scenic journey from Bergen back to Oslo along the Bergen Line, the highest mainline rail line in Northern Europe.

DAY 8 - YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN OSLO Check out of your hotel after breakfast and depart Oslo.

DAY 5 - FLAM TO BERGEN Your onward journey begins this morning with a ferry ride into the UNESCO World Heritage listed Nærøyfjord, the narrowest Flam Railway

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Oslo

8 DAYS FROM $1,229 per person

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SCANDINAVIAN GRAND TOUR Copenhagen ➡ Gothenburg ➡ Oslo ➡ Stockholm

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DAY 6 - OSLO TO STOCKHOLM Enjoy breakfast before traveling by train from Oslo to Stockholm. On arrival, check into your hotel for a two-night stay. A number of Stockholm’s main sights are in Gamla Stan, the Old Town area, including the Royal Palace with the Crown Jewel exhibition and the cathedral dating from the mid-13th century.

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DAY 2 - COPENHAGEN After breakfast, start exploring Copenhagen, a beautiful harbor city offering a wealth of museums, culture, shopping and sightseeing opportunities. Take a guided canal and harbor tour, or enjoy a spin on the Ferris wheel at the Tivoli Gardens, the oldest amusement park in the world. After a day of sightseeing, why not visit the lively Norrebrø district and enjoy dinner or relax in one of the many bars?

DAY 3 - COPENHAGEN TO GOTHENBURG After breakfast in the hotel, take the train to Gothenburg for an overnight stay. Spend an afternoon in one of Gothenburg’s many museums or for something slightly different, take

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a boat trip out to the 17th century Alvsborgs Fastning Fortress.

DAY 4 - GOTHENBURG TO OSLO After breakfast, travel by train to another Scandinavian capital, Oslo for a two-night stay. Discover Oslo’s fascinating history by visiting the Historical Museum, explore the Gamlebyen (old town) area, or go for a stroll along the Akerselva River. Visit Akershus Castle and Fortress; the old castle built to protect Oslo and Norway.

DAY 5 - OSLO Step inside Oslo Cathedral, which was first built in 1697, to marvel at the stained-glass windows and beautifully painted ceiling, or indulge in some shopping in Stortorgets open-air market. After a busy day sightseeing, experience the best of Scandinavian cuisine by enjoying dinner in one of the many restaurants.

After breakfast, head out to one of the city’s fascinating museums. The National museum holds the largest art collection in Sweden, or visit the fascinating Vasa Museum where you can see an almost intact 64-gun warship that sank in the harbor on its maiden voyage in 1628.

DAY 8 - YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN STOCKHOLM Check out of your hotel after breakfast and depart Stockholm.

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summit access, perfect for enjoying the sweeping views of the city from its most iconic vantage point.

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Enjoy breakfast before taking a train from Paris to Geneva for a two-night stay. Spend the evening enjoying a tasty meal at a local lakeside restaurant, or take a relaxing boat trip out on the lake.

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Arrive in Amsterdam for a two-night stay and make use of your hop-on, hop-off canal boat tour to explore the scenic waterways of Amsterdam. The ticket also gives you free entry to the Rijksmuseum.

Enjoy a final breakfast in the hotel and then take the train to Paris for a two-night stay. Why not spend the afternoon shopping along the Champs Elysees or take in the views from the Sacre Coeur Basilica?

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After breakfast, your hop-on, hop-off tour will transport you to attractions such as the Anne Frank House and the Heineken Experience.

After breakfast, use your Paris Pass and to enjoy skip the line entry to attractions such as the Louvre Museum and access to more than 60 attractions throughout the city. Also included in your vacation is a Skip the Line Eiffel Tower tour with

Enjoy an additional day discovering Geneva. Not to be missed are the world’s highest fountain, the Jet d’Eau, which fires water into the sky on the beautiful lakefront.

DAY 7 - GENEVA TO VENICE Depart Geneva on one of the most scenic routes in Europe, the Simplon

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Venice

11 DAYS FROM $2,129 per person

VACATION INCLUDES: • 10 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast • Rail travel throughout • Amsterdam Canal Boat hop-on, hop-off tour with Rijksmuseum ticket • Amsterdam hop-on, hop-off bus tour • Skip the line Eiffel Tower tour with summit access and Paris Pass • Venice walking tour and Gondola ride • Skip the Line: St Marks Basilica and Doge’s Palace tours • Skip the Line: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel tour • Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum half-day walking tour

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Pass. Relax while the train follows the shores of Lake Leman and across Swiss vineyards, with stunning views of the Alps in the background. Travel further south after crossing the border into Italy before arriving in Venice for a two-night stay.

DAY 8 - VENICE Take your included two-hour tour of St. Mark’s Basilica and Doge’s Palace. Enjoy skip the line access to both, eliminating the need to queue for entry. An expert guide will

explain the historic importance of these buildings throughout history. Also included in your vacation is a two-hour walking tour led by a knowledgeable local guide. Learn about Venetian history as you stroll along narrow alleyways and over the quaint bridges before enjoying a Gondola ride through the maze of canals.

DAY 9 - VENICE TO ROME Depart Venice after breakfast for the journey through Italy to Rome for a

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two-night stay. Spend the afternoon on your included hop-on, hop-off tour, transporting you to attractions such as the Vatican City, the Trevi fountain and the Colosseum.

DAY 10 - ROME After breakfast in the hotel, use your included skip the line ticket to access the Colosseum and learn about the gladiators and the emperors who roamed this historic monument. In the afternoon, enjoy a half-day tour of the Vatican and Sistine chapel.

DAY 11 - YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN ROME Check out of your hotel after breakfast and depart Rome.

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DAY 1 - ARRIVE IN BERLIN Arrive in Berlin today for a twonight stay and set out to explore the German capital city.

DAY 2 - BERLIN See all the major sights of Berlin today with your included Berlin walking tour, and Brandenburg Gate Museum entrance ticket. Later in the day, perhaps visit the vibrant public square of Potsdamer Platz.

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Paris today for a two-night stay. The ‘City of Light’ is every bit as romantic, elegant and sophisticated as you might think. Use the Paris Pass included in your vacation to unearth treasures at the Louvre, or marvel at the Centre Pompidou, all the while making use of free public transport around the city.

DAY 6 - PARIS Discover more of Paris today, continuing to use your Paris Pass to explore the city’s highlights. Your vacation also includes skip the line entrance to the summit of the Eiffel Tower.

stay. Your vacation includes hop-on, hop-off tour tickets, which will take you between 12 iconic spots all over the city. Visit the Anne Frank House, Van Gogh Museum or sample local beer at the Heineken Experience.

DAY 4 - AMSTERDAM Be sure to take a scenic canal cruise to gain a wonderful insight into the city, before a trip to the Rijksmuseum, including skip the line entrance.

DAY 5 - AMSTERDAM TO PARIS Catch the train from Amsterdam to

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VACATION INCLUDES: • 11 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast • Rail travel throughout • Discover Berlin Walking Tour • Brandenburg Gate Museum entrance ticket* • Skip the Line: Rijksmuseum and canal cruise • Amsterdam hop-on, hop-off tour • Paris Pass • Skip the Line: Eiffel Tower Tour and Summit Access • Skip the Line: Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica • Venice walking tour and gondola ride • Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum tour *Only available Saturday and Sunday

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DAY 7 - PARIS TO GENEVA

DAY 10 - VENICE TO ROME

After breakfast, take a direct train to Geneva for an overnight stay and head out to enjoy this beautiful lake side city. Spend the evening enjoying a tasty meal at a local restaurant, or take a relaxing boat trip out on the lake and admire the stunning backdrop of the Alps and the Jura mountains.

Today catch the train from Venice to Rome for a two-night stay.

DAY 8 - GENEVA TO VENICE Depart Geneva after breakfast and travel on one of the most scenic routes in Europe, the Simplon Pass. Relax while the train follows the shores of Lake Leman and across Swiss vineyards, with stunning views of the Alps in the background. Travel further south after crossing the border into Italy before arriving in Venice for a two-night stay.

DAY 9 - VENICE Venice is a dazzling canal-side sanctuary, and a unique place to explore. Get your bearings on a walking tour through the splendor of St. Mark’s Square and the winding backstreets, and finish with an iconic gondola ride. Your vacation also includes skip the line entrance to St. Mark’s Basilica, plus a tour of the imposing Doge’s Palace.

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DAY 11 - ROME Discover the delights of the Italian capital with two great tours showing you the best of ancient and catholic Rome. Skip the lines at the Colosseum with priority entrance tickets and visit the Roman Forum. You’ll also be able to skip the line at the Vatican Museums.

DAY 12 - YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN ROME

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Check out of your hotel after breakfast and depart Rome.

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VACATION INCLUDES: • 7 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast • Rail travel throughout • Skip the Line: Edinburgh Castle Entrance Ticket • Hop-on, hop-off city tour of Edinburgh • Loch Ness Cruise including Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness Center • Isle of Skye day trip from Inverness† † This trip runs from Apr-Oct. Between Nov-March, enjoy an Inverness hop-on, hop-off city sightseeing tour instead.

SCOTLAND AND THE HIGHLANDS Edinburgh ➡ Inverness ➡ Edinburgh

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ticket included with your vacation. DAY 1 - ARRIVE IN EDINBURGH Discover top attractions including the Arrive in Edinburgh today and check Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Royal in at your hotel for a three-night Mile and the National Museum of stay. From the cobbled streets of the Scotland. Spend your last evening in medieval Old Town to the sweeping Edinburgh enjoying some traditional English Channel views from the top of the many hills, cuisine, perhaps with a glass of there is so much beauty to explore in Scotch whiskey from a local distillery. this historic city!

DAY 2 - EDINBURGH Spend a day at leisure in Edinburgh, exploring the iconic attractions of the city. Your vacation includes a skip-the-line entrance ticket to Edinburgh Castle, where you’ll be able to see the Crown Jewels in the Royal Palace, discover the tiny St. Margaret’s Chapel, and uncover fascinating history at the National War Museum.

DAY 3 - EDINBURGH Today you will be able to plan your very own sightseeing tour of Edinburgh with the hop-on, hop-off

DAY 4 - EDINBURGH TO INVERNESS

Catch the train from Edinburgh to Inverness today, riding the rails through the wonderful scenery of Scotland into the Highlands. Arrive in Inverness, on the northeast coast of the country, and check in at your hotel for a three-night stay. Known as the ‘gateway to the Highlands,’ Inverness boasts an abundance of culture, history and a pretty Old Town, home to the 19th-century Inverness Cathedral.

DAY 5 - LOCH NESS CRUISE Unearth the wonders of Loch Ness today. Keep an eye out for the Loch Ness Monster as you cruise from Clansman Harbor, marveling at the wonderful scenery along the way. Visit the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition to hear about the legendary water monster, too!

DAY 6 - ISLE OF SKYE DAY TRIP Immerse yourself in the rugged and dramatic beauty of Scotland’s Highlands with a trip to the Isle of Skye. Sit back and relax as you pass through glens and mountain passes, lochs and castle ruins en route to the famous Isle.

DAY 7 - INVERNESS TO EDINBURGH Catch the train back to Edinburgh today and check in at your hotel for an overnight stay. Be sure to visit any sights in the Scottish capital that are still on your ‘to do’ list!

DAY 8 - YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN EDINBRUGH Check out of your hotel after breakfast and depart Edinburgh.

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VACATION INCLUDES: • 8 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast • Skip the Line: Edinburgh Castle Admission • Roundtrip journey on the Jacobite Steam Train • Loch Ness Cruise including Urquhart Castle • Isle of Skye Day Trip from Inverness • Rail travel throughout

COMPLETE SCOTLAND BY RAIL Edinburgh ➡ Fort William ➡ Edinburgh ➡ Inverness ➡ Edinburgh

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of one of the world’s most mythical phenomena. Enjoy a scenic drive through the highlands to Clansman Harbor, and cruise across the tranquil waters of Loch Ness to Urquhart Castle, where a guide will teach you the secrets and grisly past of the site.

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DAY 2 - EDINBURGH Edinburgh castle is certainly one of the Scottish capital’s top attractions. Your vacation includes a skip-theline entry ticket, where you’ll be able to visit St. Margaret’s Chapel, admire the dazzling Crown Jewels, and learn all about Scotland’s battle history.

DAY 3 - EDINBURGH TO FORT WILLIAM Catch the train to Fort William today, where you will pick up the famous Jacobite steam train. Meander through some of the world’s most stunning scenery, crossing the

DAY 4 - FORT WILLIAM TO EDINBURGH

Make your way back to Edinburgh for an overnight stay.

DAY 5 - EDINBURGH TO INVERNESS Travel to Inverness today, riding the rails north through the breathtaking, rugged scenery of the Scottish Highlands. Check in at your hotel and begin exploring the vast natural beauty of Scotland’s north east coast.

DAY 6 - INVERNESS Embark on a scenic tour to Loch Ness today, marveling at the mystery

Enjoy a day trip to the Isle of Skye. Admire glens, mountains and views of lochs and castles along the way, crossing Skye Bridge and stopping for lunch and time to explore. Visit Eilean Ban island, the home of author Gavin Maxwell, and soak up the sheer natural beauty of the coast.

DAY 8 - INVERNESS TO EDINBURGH Spend a day at leisure in Edinburgh, shopping in the old bookshops and boutiques along the cobbled lanes, walk to Arthur’s Seat, stroll the Royal Mile or learn about Scottish history in the National Museum of Scotland.

DAY 9 - YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN EDINBURGH Check out of your hotel after breakfast and depart Edinburgh.

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Paris

VACATION INCLUDES: • 9 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast • Rail travel throughout • Ferry from Dublin to Holyhead • Dublin Pass with hop-on, hop-off tour, Blarney Castle and Cork Day Trip, London Pass, London Eye Ticket, Paris Pass, Eiffel Tower Tour and Summit Access

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Your journey begins in Dublin, the Irish capital and a vibrant, thriving hub with plenty to see and do. Check in at your hotel for a three-night stay and start exploring.

Today you’ll head from Ireland to England on a comfortable rail and sail journey. Enjoy your first evening in London, perhaps organizing tickets to a West End play or visiting one of the fine restaurants in one of the city’s lively neighborhoods.

Use your hop-on, hop-off bus tour today for access to dozens of the city’s top attractions, from the Guinness Storehouse and Teelings Distillery to the imposing Christchurch Cathedral and the Jeanie Johnston Tallship.

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night stay. Spend the rest of the day exploring the ‘City of Light,’ indulging in exquisite cuisine, strolling down the banks of the Seine and losing yourself in what is arguably the most romantic city in the world.

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Spend a full day exploring the French capital with your Paris Pass. Discover the iconic landmarks and quirky hidden gems of the city and enjoy skip-the-line entrance to the Louvre Museum, home of the magnificent Mona Lisa.

DAY 9 - PARIS Head to the Eiffel Tower today and use the skip-the-line entrance included in your vacation to experience a tour with a local guide.

DAY 10 - YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN PARIS Check out of your hotel after breakfast and depart Paris.

DAY 5 - LONDON Enjoy the sights of the city today with the trusty London Pass included in your vacation. As well as hop-on, hopoff bus tickets, you will have access to a plethora of London’s top sights.

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Set out on an adventure from Dublin today, heading to Blarney Castle and Cork with an experienced guide on a comfortable coach. Enjoy independent sightseeing in Cork City, and tour the Rock of Cashel Cathedral in beautiful Country Tipperary.

Make your way to the London Eye today and enjoy a sightseeing tour on one of the city’s most iconic landmarks.

DAY 7 - LONDON TO PARIS Speed on the Eurostar from central London to central Paris today and check into your hotel for a three-

Dublin

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Dublin

VACATION INCLUDES: • 9 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast • Airport transfer to Killarney • Full day tour of the Ring of Kerry plus Killarney Lakes and Nat. Park • Day trips to Cliffs of Moher, Blarney Castle, Cork and Giant’s Causeway • Dublin Pass with sightseeing tour • Titanic Belfast entrance ticket • Rail travel throughout

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site of Blarney Castle, world-famous for its enchanting Blarney Stone, which supposedly gives all those who kiss it the gift of the gab.

DAY 8 - DUBLIN TO BELFAST Ride the rails from Ireland to Northern Ireland today, pulling into the capital, Belfast for a two-night stay. Visit the renovated Dockyards’ Titanic Quarter, exploring in depth with the entrance ticket included in your vacation, and learn about 9,000 years of Irish culture and history at the Ulster Museum.

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From Galway, you’re just a stone’s throw from the UNESCO-listed Cliffs of Moher, one of Ireland’s most enduringly popular attractions. Join a professional guide for the journey through tiny fishing villages, travelling past ancient Duguaire Castle and admiring Burren, where striking limestone scenery is reminiscent of the moon’s surface.

DAY 2 - KILLARNEY Killarney is a famous stop on the spectacular Ring of Kerry, which you will discover today on your full day tour. You will acquaint yourself with the magnificent natural beauty of one of Ireland’s crowning gems, exploring MacGillycuddy Reeks, the sandy shores of Dingle Bay and the wonderful coastal views of Kenmare Bay. Pass through the wonderful National Park and admire the sparkling Lakes of Killarney.

DAY 3 - KILLARNEY TO GALWAY Enjoy the gorgeous countryside on the journey to Galway via Mallow and Limerick. Galway is a pretty, coastal gem on Ireland’s west coast.

DAY 5 - GALWAY TO DUBLIN Board a train bound for Dublin for a three-night stay and set out to explore the Irish capital city.

DAYS 6 & 7 - DUBLIN Explore Dublin with a hop-on, hop-off tour today. Visit Dublin Zoo, the GAA museum, Old Jameson Distillery and many more. Spend an evening in Temple Bar, sampling authentic cuisine at one of the numerous traditional pubs. Travel to the historic

Discover more of Ireland’s magic today on a day trip from Belfast to the marvelous Giant’s Causeway. Join a knowledgeable guide for the journey, visiting attractions like Carrickfergus Castle and the Old Bushmills distillery en route. Enjoy a nail-biting stroll across the Carricka-Rede Rope Bridge and marvel at the magnificent stones.

DAY 10 - YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN DUBLIN Catch the train from Belfast back to Dublin where your journey ends.

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DAY 1 - ARRIVE IN LONDON Arrive in London today and check in at your hotel. Settle in and head out to explore - the unique blend of history and cosmopolitan vibrancy in the English capital makes it one of the world’s best tourist destinations!

DAY 2 - LONDON Discover the parts of the city that interest you today with your London Pass - from Shakespeare’s Globe to Westminster Abbey, the Churchill War Rooms or the Tower of London. Use your pass to take a scenic cruise down the River Thames - the perfect

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way to see the famous landmarks of the city from a new perspective.

DAY 3 - DAYTRIP TO STONEHENGE Today you’ll have the chance to see one of the world’s most breathtaking landmarks - Stonehenge! Travel from London in comfort and observe the prehistoric monument in all its glory, discovering the monument’s Neolithic heritage with an expert guide.

countryside to the pretty cathedral city of York. Quite the contrast to London, York boasts quaint cobbled streets and a laid back, romantic atmosphere. Spend the rest of the day exploring and enjoy some traditional Yorkshire cuisine come the evening.

DAY 5 - YORK Create your own sightseeing tour with the York Pass! Gaze out on spectacular views over the city from Clifford’s Tower, indulge your cultural side at the York Art Gallery, visit York Minster, and discover the city’s legacy for sweets with a visit to York’s Chocolate Story.

DAY 6 - YORK TO EDINBURGH Catch the train from England to Scotland today, riding the rails from York to Edinburgh. Check in at your hotel for a two-night stay and start exploring the city.

DAY 4 - LONDON TO YORK Head through the verdant English

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VACATION INCLUDES: • 13 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast • Rail travel throughout • London Pass • Stonehenge Day tour from London • York Pass with hop-on, hop-off tour • Skip the Line: Edinburgh Castle Admission • Roundtrip journey on the Jacobite Steam Train • Cruise on the River Dee in Chester • Cruise on the River Avon in Bath

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DAY 7 - EDINBURGH Explore a fascinating slice of Scottish history today with a skip-the-line entrance ticket to Edinburgh Castle included. Explore the historic attraction at leisure, visiting St. Margaret’s Chapel, the Crown Jewels, Royal Palace and fascinating National War Museum.

DAY 8 - DAYTRIP ON THE JACOBITE STEAM TRAIN Fans of historic experiences and gorgeous scenery will be in their element today! Head north through the exceptional vistas of the Scottish Highlands to Fort William, where you’ll board none other than the Jacobite Steam Train, one of the world’s most scenic railway journeys. Pass Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis on the way to Mallaig, a quaint but busy fishing port. Enjoy free time to explore before catching the train back to Fort William for an overnight stay.

DAY 9 - FORT WILLIAM TO CHESTER Check out of your hotel and transfer back to Fort William station, where you will catch a train bound for Chester. Founded as a Roman fortress as far back as the 1st

century BC, Chester boasts a treasure-trove of history to discover.

DAY 10 - CHESTER Today, enjoy a cruise on the River Dee. Meander along the water past Chester’s waterfront sights and marvel at the historic skyline, attractive Georgian homes and wetlands as you listen to commentary as you go.

DAY 11 - CHESTER TO BRISTOL Catch the train from Chester to Bristol after breakfast today. Nestled on the banks of the River Avon, there is plenty to see and do in Bristol, which is famous for its maritime history. Discover the museum on board the SS Great Britain, enjoy the views from the top of the Cabot Tower, and wander through the harbor’s 19th-century warehouses, which now contain fantastic restaurants, shops and galleries.

DAY 12 - BRISTOL TO BATH From Bristol, take the short train trip to Bath. Stroll the cobbled streets of the city, regarded as one of the most beautiful in the UK. Your vacation includes a cruise down the scenic River Avon - glide downstream on a vintage 1960s boat and enjoy the

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relaxing journey. When you return to Bath, don’t miss a visit to the famous Roman Baths - the city is built on natural hot springs.

DAY 13 - BATH TO LONDON Head back to the English capital city by train today and check in at your hotel for an overnight stay. If there are any sights remaining on your ‘London bucket list’, now is the time to check them off!

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7 DAYS FROM $1,369 per person

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VACATION INCLUDES: • 6 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast • Eurostar from London to Paris • London Pass including hop-on, hop-off tours • London Eye ticket with skip-theline tickets • Paris Pass including entry to over sixty attractions • Skip the Line: Eiffel Tower Tour and Summit Access

ULTIMATE LONDON AND PARIS London ➡ Paris

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DAY 1 - ARRIVE IN LONDON Your vacation begins in the vibrant capital city of London. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel for a threenight stay. Head out into town and enjoy a meal in one of the city’s incredible restaurants, offering a wide range of international cuisine in every corner of the city.

DAY 2 - LONDON Start your exploration of the city using your included London Pass, giving you access to more than 60 attractions such as Kensington Palace and London Zoo. Skip-theline access is also included for Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London. A hop-on hop-off bus ticket is also included plus shopping and dining discounts. For an alternative view of the city cruise down the River Thames on a Bateaux London boat and see the sights from the water. In the evening head to the Shard and

savour a delicious meal accompanied with breathtaking views of the city.

DAY 3 - LONDON After breakfast, visit the world-famous department store Harrods or peruse the chic boutiques along the Kings road. Included in your vacation is a skip-the-line ticket for the London Eye which gives you unparalleled views of the River Thames and its landmarks. Included in the ticket is entrance to the London Eye 4D Experience, a 3D multi-sensory experience bringing London alive. London has many green spaces to relax in such as Hyde Park, Regents Park and St James’s Park. In the evening, treat yourself to an exciting West End show or have drinks at the opulent Ritz hotel.

DAY 4 - LONDON TO PARIS Enjoy a final breakfast at your hotel and then make your way to London St Pancras station for your Eurostar service to Paris. Upon

After breakfast, wander along the Champs Elysees and indulge in a bit of retail therapy in this vibrant area. Your included Paris Pass gives you free entry to more than sixty attractions and skip-the-line entry to the Louvre and Centre Pompidou. Later, why not take a boat cruise along the River Seine and enjoy the landscape of the city from the water?

DAY 6 - PARIS Complete your exploration of the city today. Discover the enchanting Montmartre area and marvel at the incredible Basilique du Sacre Coeur Cathedral. Don’t leave Paris without sampling some delicious Macarons or various local cheese and wine. Included in your vacation is a Skip the Line Eiffel Tower ticket with a tour of the second floor and access to the summit. In the evening, perhaps take in a show such as the world-famous Moulin Rouge.

DAY 7 - YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN PARIS Check out of your hotel after breakfast and depart Paris. FEATURED ACCOMMODATION London - Hilton Euston Paris - Grand Hotel Francais Alternative hotels may be available.

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VACATION INCLUDES: • 6 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast • Rail travel throughout

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Later, dip into the boutiques of the Champs-Elysées or perhaps stop by the bohemian hilltop district of Montmartre to enjoy sunset views over the city skyline.

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DAY 1 - ARRIVE IN PARIS Upon arrival, make your way to your hotel and check in for a three-night stay. Settle into your accommodation and then head out to begin your exploration of this incredible city. Maybe stroll along the River Seine and enjoy a meal at one of the city’s excellent restaurants.

DAY 2 - PARIS Be sure to visit some of the city’s exquisite bakeries to enjoy fresh pastries and delicate Macarons. A good way to see the sights of the city is by open top bus tour - various routes run throughout the city and you can get on and off the bus as many times as you like. Perhaps visit the stunning Arc de Triomphe, offering wonderful views from the top of the Arc across the twelve Parisian Avenues that connect around it. Maybe take a tour of the spectacular Notre Dame and admire the

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gargoyles and bells of this incredible Gothic masterpiece.

DAY 3 - PARIS After breakfast, enjoy another day discovering the iconic sights of Paris. Of course, no visit to Paris is complete without a visit to the legendary Eiffel Tower, or uncover the masterpieces of the Louvre.

Enjoy a full day sightseeing in this vibrant city. Why not visit Barcelona Zoo or the Natural History Museum at Ciutadella Park? You can even hire a boat to go rowing on the lake! For shopping, stroll along the tree-lined Las Ramblas or relax on a sandy beach in the summertime.

DAY 6 - BARCELONA After breakfast enjoy a second day exploring Barcelona at your own pace. Stroll through the Plaça de Catalunya, discover the colorful mosaics of Gaudi’s famous Parc Guell or explore the Gothic Quarter at leisure.

DAY 7 - YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN BARCELONA Check out of your hotel after breakfast and depart Barcelona. FEATURED ACCOMMODATION Paris - Grand Hotel Francais Barcelona - NH Barcelona Centro Barcelona

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Madrid

VACATION INCLUDES: • 6 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast • Rail travel throughout

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BARCELONA AND MADRID Barcelona ➡ Madrid

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Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room and are subject to availability and change. Single occupancy supplements apply. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. See page 54.

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Your journey ends with 3 nights in Madrid

Arrive in Barcelona for a 3 night stay

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you’ll catch high-speed AVE train to Madrid. On arrival, check in at your hotel for a three-night stay. In the afternoon, why not take a stroll around the impressive Buen Retiro Park, one of the largest parks in all of Madrid, and a wonderful spot for people watching, architecture spotting and even boating on the shimmering lake. Later, you may wish to enjoy a drink along the Paseo de la Castellana or maybe the Gran Via, an elaborate and upmarket shopping street, known as the ‘Spanish Broadway.’

DAY 5 - MADRID DAY 1 - ARRIVE IN BARCELONA

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Arrive in Barcelona today and check in at your hotel for a three-night stay. Set out and explore the colorful city, basking in the sun amidst the mosaics of the Parc Guell, catching a boat out on the ocean or riding the cable car to the top of Montjuïc hill, where you’ll be treated to delightful views over the city as well as a plethora of grand museums.

Spend some time wandering down the city’s most famous shopping street, Las Ramblas, and soak up the bustling atmosphere among the shops and street artists of this treelined boulevard. Culture vultures might like to visit the Picasso Museum to view a huge collection of the famous artist’s work.

DAY 3 - BARCELONA Take some time out to admire Gaudi’s iconic architectural masterpieces throughout the city, such as the Sagrada Familia and Le Pedrera or perhaps visit the Natural History Museum. After a busy day sightseeing, treat yourself to a glass of locally made Sangria and delicious tapas.

DAY 4 - BARCELONA TO MADRID

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Enjoy breakfast in Barcelona before checking out of your hotel and making your way to the train station, where

After breakfast, head out to one of the world-famous museums that make up Madrid’s ‘Golden Triangle of Art.’ We can highly recommend the masterpieces of the iconic Prado Museum.

DAY 6 - MADRID Soak up the atmosphere spending another day exploring this vibrant city. Perhaps visit the Plaza de Cibeles; admire the grand architecture of its buildings and be entertained by live musicians and street performers.

DAY 7 - YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN MADRID Check out of your hotel after breakfast and depart Madrid. FEATURED ACCOMMODATION Barcelona - NH Barcelona Centro Madrid - NH Collection Madrid Suecia Alternative hotels may be available.

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Barcelona

9 DAYS FROM $2,049 per person

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VACATION INCLUDES: • 8 nights hotel stay with breakfast • Barcelona Sagrada Familia Tour • Hop-on, hop-off city tour of Barcelona • Hop-on, hop-off walking tour of Seville • Skip the Line: Alcazar Guided Tour in Seville • Madrid Hop-on Hop-off Tour • Skip the Line: Prado Museum Tour in Madrid • Madrid Card

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ULTIMATE BARCELONA, SEVILLE AND MADRID Bay of Biscay

Barcelona ➡ Seville ➡ Madrid

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DAY 1 - ARRIVE IN BARCELONA Arrive in Barcelona for a three-night stay. Once you’ve settled in, head down the tree-lined boulevard of Las Ramblas and mingle with the street performers and peruse the market stalls.

DAY 2 - BARCELONA Create your very own city tour today with your hop-on, hop-off passes, included with your vacation. From the beaches to the myriad mosaics of the Parc Guell and the bohemian Gothic Quarter, discover the highlights of the city at your own pace.

DAY 3 - BARCELONA Spend another day at leisure in the city. Why not head to the Picasso Museum for some artistic indulgence, and be sure to visit Gaudi’s iconic Sagrada Familia, one of the city’s most famous attractions. Included in your vacation is a Priority

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room and are subject to availability and change. Single occupancy supplements apply. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. See page 54.

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Access Sagrada Familia Tour, allowing you to have quick access to the cathedral and discover its history with a guided hour and a half tour.

DAY 4 - BARCELONA TO SEVILLE Enjoy breakfast in your hotel and then take the high-speed AVE service to beautiful Seville, boasting ancient architecture and fragrant orange groves. Make use of your included City Card for free entry to many of the city’s attractions.

DAY 5 - SEVILLE When in Seville, the Royal Alcazar Palace is simply a must do! Avoid waiting with your included Skip the Line tour. The tour lasts one and a half hours and gives you direct access to features such as the Lion Gate and the Courtyard of Dolls. You also have a three-hour walking tour with a knowledgeable local guide included in your vacation.

After breakfast, ride the rails to Madrid aboard an AVE service directly from Seville. Settle into your hotel and then head out to explore the city using your City Card. The card gives you entry to more than fifty museums, discounts on shopping and a guided walking tour.

DAY 7 - MADRID Take advantage of your included skipthe-line tour of the Prado Museum. Your guide will take you through this large collection of European art. Head to the Plaza Mayor after your tour where you will find plenty of bars and cafes to enjoy refreshments.

DAY 8 - MADRID Continue your exploration of the city on your included open-top, hop-on, hop off tour, featuring 37 stops along two routes transporting you to the city’s main sights with onboard commentary. Don’t miss the Archaeological Museum or the beautiful Palacio de Cristal park.

DAY 9 – YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN MADRID Check out of your hotel after breakfast and depart Madrid.  FEATURED ACCOMMODATION Barcelona - NH Barcelona Centro Seville - Las Casas De La Juderia Seville Madrid - NH Collection Madrid Suecia Alternative hotels may be available.

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GRAND NATIONAL PARKS

WITH YELLOWSTONE, YOSEMITE AND THE GRAND CANYON Chicago ➡ Salt Lake City ➡ Yellowstone National Park ➡ San Francisco ➡ Yosemite National Park ➡ San Francisco ➡ Los Angeles ➡ Williams ➡ Grand Canyon National Park ➡ Chicago

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DAY 1 - ARRIVE IN CHICAGO Head over to Union Station in Chicago to board the California Zephyr® train heading West.

DAY 2 - SALT LAKE CITY This journey from Chicago takes you across the Great Plains and through the Rocky Mountains to Salt Lake City.

DAY 3 - YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK Continue on to Yellowstone. Your journey takes in some amazing mountain scenery along the way.

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DAY 4 - YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK Your included tour of the world’s first national park allows you to experience a number of thrilling landmarks, including the worldfamous geyser, Old Faithful.

Francisco. Check into your hotel to relax or head out to enjoy dinner or some sights.

DAY 7 - SAN FRANCISCO TO YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK Today’s trip to Yosemite National Park is one of the highlights of your journey. You’ll ride by comfortable coach through California’s agricultural heartland,and watch the terrain change as you enter the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Your visit to Yosemite itself is a chance to experience all the park is famous for: rocky peaks such as El Capitan, abundant pine forest, a variety of wildlife, and more. This evening you return to San Francisco.

DAY 8 - SAN FRANCISCO TO LOS ANGELES Begin a truly scenic journey down to the California coast. Savor the

DAY 5 - OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK® You are transported back to Salt Lake City today to board your evening train heading to the West Coast and Yosemite National Park.

DAY 6 - SAN FRANCISCO This evening you will arrive in San

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Yosemite National Park

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VACATION INCLUDES: • Amtrak® rail travel in coach class throughout* • 8 nights’ hotel stay • 4 nights’ onboard Amtrak • 1 breakfast, 1 dinner • Sightseeing tour of Yellowstone’s Lower Loop • Sightseeing tour of Yosemite National Park • Sightseeing city tour of Los Angeles • Roundtrip service in Coach accommodations on the Grand Canyon Railway • Sightseeing tour of the Grand Canyon

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$3,149 $3,399 $3,499 $3,399 $3,299

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a standard room, and are subject to availability and change. Single occupancy supplements apply. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. See page 54. *Amtrak travel is based on coach accommodations unless otherwise stated. Upgrades are available.

beautiful rolling hills and amazing ocean views as you travel south. This evening, you stop for a night in Los Angeles before your vacation continues to the Grand Canyon.

DAY 9 - OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK® Before your train departs in the evening, take some time to explore Los Angeles. Use your included tour which will help you learn all about Hollywood with a visit to some of the homes of the stars. Later on, head over to Union Station and board the Southwest Chief bound for the Grand Canyon.

DAY 10 - GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK You arrive in Williams, Arizona today headed for the Grand Canyon itself. Enjoy breakfast at the Grand Depot Café as you prepare to board the Grand Canyon Railway. This classic train ride runs through the largest expanse of ponderosa pine forest and ends at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Formed over millions of years, the waters of the Colorado River have carved the Canyon into one of the wonders of the natural world. Your included tour takes you all around for sightseeing while your guide provides a wealth of fascinating

information about the area. You will stay this evening at the South Rim.

DAY 11 - WILLIAMS Relax by the Canyon this morning and take some time to visit the historic Hopi House. In the afternoon, you will return to Williams on the Grand Canyon Railway. Dinner is included this evening.

DAY 12 - OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK® Today you depart from Williams in the morning.

DAY 13 - YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN CHICAGO

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Your vacation ends today as your train arrives in Chicago. FEATURED ACCOMMODATION Salt Lake City - Sheraton Salt Lake West Yellowstone - Yellowstone Park Hotel San Francisco - Holiday Inn Fisherman’s Wharf Los Angeles - LA Hotel Downtown Grand Canyon - Maswik Lodge Williams - Grand Canyon Railway Hotel Alternative hotels may be available.

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Grand Canyon National Park

VACATION INCLUDES: • Amtrak® rail travel in coach class throughout* • 2 nights’ hotel stay • 2 nights’ onboard Amtrak • 1 breakfast, 1 dinner • Roundtrip in Coach accommodations on the Grand Canyon Railway • Sightseeing tour of the Grand Canyon

RAILS TO THE GRAND CANYON Los Angeles ➡ Williams ➡ Grand Canyon National Park ➡ Los Angeles

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Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a standard room, and are subject to availability and change. Single occupancy supplements apply. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. See page 54. *Amtrak travel is based on coach accommodations unless otherwise stated. Upgrades are available.

DAY 4 - OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK® After a good night’s sleep, you will board the Grand Canyon Railway back to Williams. This evening, you will celebrate the last night of your Grand Canyon journey with an included dinner at the Grand Depot Café. After dinner, board your transfer from the hotel to the Amtrak® station and hop on the train back to Los Angeles.

DAY 5 - YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN LOS ANGELES

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DAY 1 - ARRIVE IN LOS ANGELES Your Grand Canyon rail adventure begins in Los Angeles, where you will travel to the Amtrak® station and board the train to Williams. Relax and enjoy the scenic ride as your train makes its way to one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon. This majestic train route winds through canyon passages that are only a few feet wider than the train itself, so you will get a chance to see spectacular landscapes and pristine vistas not visible from any interstate or highway.

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DAY 2 - WILLIAMS TO GRAND CANYON

Your vacation ends today as your train arrives in Los Angeles.

Welcome to Williams! This morning, your breakfast at the Grand Depot Café is included before you board the Grand Canyon Railway to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. A sightseeing tour of the rim is included on today’s portion of the journey. You’ll get a chance to see amazing views and scenic overlooks as you venture where no automobiles can go.

DAY 3 - GRAND CANYON Today is yours to spend basking in the great outdoors of the Grand Canyon. Stroll or hike along the Canyon’s many trails. Breathe in the fresh air. Enjoy the nature and wildlife around you. Make sure you have your camera on hand as you take in this powerful and inspiring landscape.

Grand Canyon National Park

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Yellowstone National Park

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AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS Denver ➡ Rocky Mountain National Park ➡ Grand Junction ➡ Arches & Canyonlands National Parks ➡ Salt Lake City ➡ Yellowstone National Park ➡ Salt Lake City

MONTANA Return shuttle between Salt Lake City and Yellowstone National Park

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DAY 1 - ARRIVE IN DENVER Enjoy the views of the fabulous Rocky Mountains as you explore the downtown area of the Mile-High City.

DAY 2 - DENVER Experience an exhilarating full-day tour of Rocky Mountain National Park. This gorgeous site, often celebrated for its abundance of animals and spectacular views of the Rockies, is one of the most beautiful national parks in the world.

DAY 3 - DENVER TO GRAND JUNCTION Travel to the Amtrak® station and board the California Zephyr® to Grand Junction for one of the most beautiful train trips in all of North America. As you climb through the heart of the Rockies, you may find it hard to disagree. After your arrival in the afternoon, enjoy the aweinspiring natural beauty of the red

VACATION INCLUDES: • Amtrak® rail travel in coach class throughout* • 8 nights’ hotel stay • Sightseeing tour of Rocky Mountain National Park • Sightseeing tour of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks • Roundtrip transfers between Salt Lake City and West Yellowstone • Sightseeing tour of Yellowstone National Park

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Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a standard room, and are subject to availability and change. Single occupancy supplements apply. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. See page 54. *Amtrak travel is based on coach accommodations unless otherwise stated. Upgrades are available.

DAY 6 - SALT LAKE CITY TO WEST YELLOWSTONE

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DAY 4 - ARCHES & CANYONLANDS NAT. PARKS Today you’ll cross the border into Utah for a full-day tour of two spectacular national parks: Arches and Canyonlands. Arches National Park’s rich colors, textures, and landforms highlight the extraordinary balanced rocks, fins, and pinnacles. Canyonlands National Park offers countless canyons, mesas, and buttes, carved by the mighty Green and Colorado rivers. Experience the park from the astounding Island in the Sky, a scenic drive that follows the rim of the mesa.

DAY 5 - GRAND JUNCTION TO SALT LAKE CITY Board the train to Salt Lake City. Take in the unparalleled views of Utah’s gorgeous Wasatch Mountains as you head west on the California Zephyr®.

Today your included roundtrip shuttle service will to take you to West Yellowstone. Widely held to be the first national park in the world, Yellowstone National Park is home to the most impressive geothermal areas in all of North America.

DAY 7 - YELLOWSTONE Enjoy a full-day tour of the lower loop of Yellowstone. Highlights of this fascinating tour include Old Faithful Geyser, the Old Faithful Inn and Isa Lake on the Continental Divide.

DAY 8 - WEST YELLOWSTONE TO SALT LAKE CITY Today, take a leisurely drive back to Salt Lake City aboard the included shuttle. Spend the evening enjoying all that the city has to offer.

DAY 9 - YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN SALT LAKE CITY Check out of your hotel and depart Salt Lake City.

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GRAND RAIL EXPERIENCE Chicago ➡ Seattle ➡ Los Angeles ➡ New Orleans ➡ Washington, DC ➡ Chicago

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DAY 5 - OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK® Make your way to the Amtrak® station to board the famous Coast Starlight®. As you head south to Los Angeles you will travel past some of the beautiful peaks of the Cascade Range, lush forests, and fertile valleys.

DAY 6 - LOS ANGELES As the train makes its way south, enjoy the panoramic views of the Pacific Coast. The Coast Starlight® is one of Amtrak’s most popular routes as it allows you to see areas of the California coastline not accessible any other way. Tonight, arrive in Los Angeles.

DAY 1 - ARRIVE IN CHICAGO

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DAY 7 - LOS ANGELES

Head to the Amtrak® station and board the Empire Builder® to Seattle. Sit back and relax as you head west.

Today you will arrive in “the Emerald City”. Perhaps take a stroll down to the popular Pike’s Place Market, or enjoy the Seattle Waterfront.

Today use your hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour to visit such iconic landmarks as the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Rodeo Drive, the Universal Studios, and the Hollywood Sign.

DAY 2 - OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK® Today you will be traveling through the great northern plains, the Rocky Mountains and passing by Glacier National Park. Be sure to bring a camera as Amtrak® is one of the best ways to enjoy America’s beautiful scenery.

DAY 4 - SEATTLE Today you will get to explore Seattle with your hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour! Travel around to Seattle’s top attractions such as the iconic Space Needle, the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit, Pioneer Square, and Pike’s Place Market.

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Washington, D.C.

14 DAYS FROM $1,999 per person

VACATION INCLUDES: • Amtrak® rail travel in coach class throughout* • 6 nights’ hotel stay • 7 nights’ onboard Amtrak • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Seattle* • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Los Angeles • Sightseeing city tour of New Orleans • Monuments by Moonlight tour in Washington, DC *Seattle hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour is seasonal. Seattle CityPASS® will be included in the off-season.

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Tonight, head to Los Angeles’ Union station to board the Sunset Limited and head east to New Orleans.

DAY 8 - OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK® Glide through the sprawling deserts, past mountains, and cacti as the train heads towards New Orleans.

DAY 9 - NEW ORLEANS After passing through Texas and Louisiana, the train will arrive in New Orleans.

DAY 10 - NEW ORLEANS Today your guided sightseeing tour will take you all around the “City that Care Forgot” to see the French Quarter, historic Jackson Square, past the cemeteries known as the “Cities of the Dead”, and along the bayous that make New Orleans famous.

DAY 11 - OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK® This morning check out of your hotel and head over to the Amtrak® station to board the Crescent for your trip up to Washington, DC. As the train makes its way up from the South, prepare for a fun time in our Nation’s Capital.

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Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a standard room, and are subject to availability and change. Single occupancy supplements apply. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. See page 54. *Amtrak travel is based on coach accommodations unless otherwise stated. Upgrades are available.

DAY 12 - WASHINGTON, DC Welcome to Washington, D.C.! Upon your arrival check in at your hotel and begin exploring Washington, D.C. Stroll through one or more of the many Smithsonian museums, stroll over to the Capital Building, and make sure to stop for picture-taking at the White House. Tonight you will enjoy the Monuments by Moonlight tour that will take you to see all of the major U.S. monuments lit up at night.

DAY 13 - OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK® Today you will check out of your hotel and board the Capitol Limited® to head back to Chicago.

DAY 14 - YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN CHICAGO Your vacation ends today as your train arrives in Chicago.

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Banff National Park

VACATION INCLUDES: • 8 nights’ hotel stay • 1 night onboard VIA Rail® • One-way VIA Rail® in Economy class • Round-trip ferry service from Vancouver to Victoria • Transfer from Jasper to Banff and from Banff to Calgary • 2 lunches • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Vancouver • Admission to the Vancouver Lookout • Sightseeing tours of the Canadian Rockies, Jasper National Park, the Icefields Parkway and Lake Louise

CANADIAN ROCKIES DISCOVERY EASTBOUND Vancouver ➡ Victoria ➡ Jasper ➡ Banff ➡ Lake Louise ➡ Banff ➡ Calgary BRITISH COLUMBIA

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DAY 6 - JASPER NATIONAL PARK Explore the spectacular natural treasures of the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, including Athabasca Viewpoint, Maligne Canyon, and Medicine Lake.

DAY 7 - JASPER TO BANFF Depart Jasper for the drive to Banff, one of the most scenic towns in the Canadian Rockies. Enjoy the wildlife, pristine lakes, and breathtaking mountain peaks along the worldfamous Icefields Parkway.

DAY 8 - BANFF TO LAKE LOUISE DAY 1 - ARRIVE IN VANCOUVER

DAY 3 - VANCOUVER TO VICTORIA

Welcome to Vancouver! Travel to your hotel and start exploring this nature lover’s paradise.

Travel on board the ferry to Victoria. Set on the sparkling Strait of Juan de Fuca, at the Southern tip of Vancouver Island, this quaint coastal gem has a dynamic blend of serene mountain views, historic charm, and urban appeal.

DAY 2 - VANCOUVER Today’s full day of sightseeing begins with a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour that will take you to all of Vancouver’s most popular attractions, including Stanley Park, Chinatown, Gastown, Granville Island, and more!

DAY 4 - OVERNIGHT ONBOARD VIA RAIL® This afternoon, travel to the VIA Rail station and board The Canadian eastbound to Jasper. After you settle in, head to the observation car for breathtaking views of the Canadian Rockies.

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Wake up to sunrise in the Canadian Rockies and enjoy an early morning on the train. Take in the majestic landscape as you wind through the breathtaking mountain scenery.

Explore Lake Louise, one of the most photographed landscapes in the Canadian Rockies. You will also tour Johnston Canyon, another spectacular treasure of the Rockies.

DAY 9 - BANFF TO CALGARY Today you will take your included shuttle transfer from Banff to your hotel in Calgary, the largest city in Alberta. The rest of the evening is yours to enjoy this amazing city!

DAY 10 - YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN CALGARY

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Rocky Mountaineer

VACATION INCLUDES: • 8 nights’ hotel stay • 1 night onboard VIA Rail® • VIA Rail travel in economy class throughout • Sightseeing tour of Banff National Park and Lake Louise • Admission to the Banff Gondola • Sightseeing tours of the Icefields Parkway and Jasper National Park • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Vancouver • Tour transfer from Banff to Lake Louise and Lake Louise to Jasper • 5 meals (2 breakfasts, 3 lunches)

GRAND CIRCLE OF THE CANADIAN ROCKIES Vancouver ➡ Kamloops ➡ Banff ➡ Lake Louise ➡ Jasper ➡ Vancouver

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LAKE LOUISE 1 2 BANFF Travel across the Rockies for 2 days through stunning Alpine scenery from Vancouver to Banff via Kamloops on the Rocky Mountaineer

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Welcome to Vancouver! Spend the day exploring this nature lover’s paradise with its serene coast and a majestic mountain backdrop.

Today you will explore the mountain town of Banff and journey to the top of Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola. From the summit, you’ll have a birds-eye view of Banff National Park and the Canadian Rockies!

DAY 2 - ROCKY MOUNTAINEER FROM VANCOUVER TO KAMLOOPS This morning, board the famous Rocky Mountaineer, settle into the luxurious accommodations and relax onboard soaking in the spectacular scenery. Travel through British Columbia with views of the Cascade Mountains and along the spectacular Fraser Canyon and River.

DAY 3 - ROCKY MOUNTAINEER FROM KAMLOOPS TO BANFF Enjoy another day of striking scenery today as you make your way to Banff, Alberta. Travel through the heart of the Canadian Rockies and wind through the snow-capped peaks.

DAY 5 - BANFF TO LAKE LOUISE This morning, depart Banff on a scenic tour through Banff and Yoho National Parks, full of emerald lakes and breathtaking waterfalls. End your tour in Lake Louise, one of the most photographed landscapes in the Canadian Rockies, where you will spend the evening.

DAY 6 - LAKE LOUISE TO JASPER Today, travel along the world-famous Icefields Parkway as you head to Jasper. You’ll make a stop along the way to visit the natural wonder of Columbia Icefield, one of the largest

DATES AND PRICES: May 2019 June - July 2019 August 2019 September 2019 October 2019

$4,249 $4,649 $4,699 $4,399 $3,399

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a standard room, and are subject to availability and change. Single occupancy supplements apply. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. See page 54. Rocky Mountaineer travel is based on SilverLeaf class class unless otherwise stated.

expanses of ice and snow south of the Arctic Circle.

DAY 7 - JASPER Explore the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies today, Jasper National Park. On today’s tour will see many breathtaking sights, including Athabasca Viewpoint, Maligne Lake and Medicine Lake. Stand above the massive walls of Maligne Canyon for stunning views of rushing waterfalls.

DAY 8 - OVERNIGHT ONBOARD VIA RAIL® Enjoy a relaxing day at your leisure in Jasper before heading to the VIA Rail station to board the Canadian westbound to Vancouver. Settle in and enjoy a comfortable and relaxing overnight journey on the train.

DAY 9 - VANCOUVER Arrive in Vancouver early this evening and check in at your hotel for a final overnight stay.

DAY 10 - YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN VANCOUVER

FEATURED ACCOMMODATION Vancouver - Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, Downtown Vancouver Kamloops - Three-star accommodation will be selected Banff - Buffalo Mountain Lodge Jasper - Chateau Jasper Alternative hotels may be available.

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ULTIMATE CANADA AND ROCKIES WESTBOUND Toronto ➡ Niagara Falls ➡ Jasper ➡ Banff ➡ Vancouver

BRITISH COLUMBIA Spend 1 night on VIA Rail

SK. ALBERTA

JASPER 3

VANCOUVER

2

1 BANFF

Your journey ends with 2 nights in Vancouver

MANITOBA Spend 3 nights on VIA Rail

Hudson Bay

ONTARIO Arrive in Toronto for a 2 night stay

TORONTO 2 NIAGARA FALLS

North Pacific Ocean North Atlantic Ocean

KEY

1

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DAY 1 - ARRIVE IN TORONTO Welcome to Toronto, where so many great landmarks and amazing sites await! Travel to your hotel and start exploring the city with your hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour.

DAY 2 - TORONTO TO NIAGARA FALLS This morning, you will be picked up at your hotel for a fun-filled day at one of the wonders of the natural world, Niagara Falls. Highlights of your day will include a meal overlooking the Falls, a ride on the lake, and a winery tour and tasting.

DAY 3 - OVERNIGHT ONBOARD VIA RAIL®

Niagara Falls

Enjoy Toronto from the CN Tower. Admission is included in your package. You’ll be treated to beautifully sweeping views of Toronto

from 1,800 feet above the ground! Tonight, travel to the VIA Rail station and board your overnight VIA Rail train west to the Canadian Rockies.

DAY 4 & 5 - OVERNIGHT ONBOARD VIA RAIL® Enjoy the relaxed pace on the train as you continue your journey on VIA Rail westbound to Jasper. Enjoy the breathtaking landscape, comfortable accommodations and delicious food along the way. This train ride gives you the opportunity to discover the beauty of Canada and its cities at a pace that allows you to be in tune with the nature around you.

DAY 6 - JASPER Welcome to Jasper, a serene alpine town located high in the magnificent Canadian Rockies! Your train will arrive this afternoon.

DAY 7 - JASPER NATIONAL PARK Explore the spectacular natural treasures of Jasper National Park, the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies. Stand above the massive walls of Maligne Canyon for stunning views of rushing waterfalls. Discover the mystery of the disappearing water at Medicine Lake. Stroll the shores of Maligne Lake and breathe in the clean mountain air.

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Jasper National Park

11 DAYS FROM $2,849 per person

VACATION INCLUDES: • 8 nights’ hotel stay • 4 nights onboard VIA Rail® • One-way VIA Rail in Economy class • Roundtrip shared transfers between Jasper and Banff • 2 meals (2 lunches) • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Toronto • Admission to the CN Tower in Toronto • Sightseeing city tour of Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake • Sightseeing tour of Jasper National Park • Sightseeing tour of the Icefields Parkway • Admission to the Jasper Skytram • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Vancouver • Admission to the Vancouver Lookout • Admission to the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

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DAY 8 - JASPER TO BANFF

DAY 11 - VANCOUVER

Depart Jasper for a scenic drive out to Banff. Your ride along the worldfamous Icefields Parkway will be full of gorgeous sights. Enjoy the wildlife, pristine lakes, and breathtaking mountain peaks. You’ll get a chance to visit the natural wonder of the Columbia Icefield, one of the largest expanses of ice and snow south of the Arctic Circle. At the end of your tour, you will be in Banff, one of the most scenic towns in the Canadian Rockies. Check into your hotel and enjoy everything this charming alpine paradise has to offer.

Head to the dining car this morning for a freshly prepared breakfast and enjoy the stunning views of central British Columbia. As the train winds its way along the walls of the Fraser Canyon and through the Cascade and Coastal mountains, enjoy lunch as you look down to the Fraser River and catch a glimpse of the raging rapids of Hell’s Gate. Prior to arriving in Vancouver, take in the agricultural heartland of the Fraser Valley as it approaches the mighty Pacific Ocean. Upon arrival in Vancouver, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. Upon arrival in Vancouver, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay.

DAY 9 - BANFF TO JASPER Spend your free time this morning exploring Banff before your included afternoon shuttle back to Jasper where you will spend another night.

DAY 10 - OVERNIGHT ONBOARD VIA RAIL The day is yours to spend at your leisure in Jasper. This evening board VIA Rail’s Canadian to continue your journey through the majestic Canadian Rockies. Enjoy dinner as the train whisks you past Moose Lake and the peaks of Mt. Robson and the Monashee Mountains. Relax in the dome car and experience stunning 360-degree views of the mountain scenery all around you.

$2,849 $3,149 $3,149 $3,149 $2,899

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a standard room, and are subject to availability and change. Single occupancy supplements apply. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. See page 54. VIA RAIL travel is based on economy class unless otherwise stated.

Vancouver

DAY 12 - VANCOUVER Continue exploring Vancouver today with your hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour to discover the many attractions of the city. Also use your included admission to the Vancouver Lookout, which towers hundreds of feet above the city. Sweeping 360-degree views await you at the top of this amazing attraction.

DAY 13 - YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN VANCOUVER

Toronto

FEATURED ACCOMMODATION Toronto - Chelsea Hotel Jasper - Chateau Jasper Banff - Elk + Avenue Hotel Vancouver - Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, Downtown Vancouver Alternative hotels may be available.

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CANADIAN ROCKIES EXPRESS WITH ROCKY MOUNTAINEER FROM VANCOUVER Vancouver ➡ Kamloops ➡ Banff ➡ Calgary

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Arrive in Vancouver for a 1 night stay

ALBERTA

1

VANCOUVER

North Pacific Ocean

DAY 3 - ROCKY MOUNTAINEER TO BANFF

LAKE LOUISE BANFF KAMLOOPS 2 1 CALGARY

Travel across the Rockies for 2 days through stunning Alpine scenery from Vancouver to Banff on the Rocky Mountaineer

Your journey ends with 2 nights in Banff before travelling by shuttle to Calgary

KEY

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Nights stay

DAY 1 - ARRIVE IN VANCOUVER Welcome to Canada! Upon arrival, check in to the your hotel for the evening. Spend some time exploring this beautiful coastal city.

DAY 2 - ROCKY MOUNTAINEER TO KAMLOOPS This morning, board the famous navy and gold carriages of the Rocky Mountaineer itself. Settle into the luxurious confines of SilverLeaf Class, or speak to one of our Rail Experts about upgrading. As you relax, watch dramatic scenery appear as your train makes its way

through western Canada. Spot the verdant vistas of Fraser Valley, wind through lush forests and along river canyons, all the while admiring the surrounding peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains. Enjoy sumptuous meals onboard before spending the night in Kamloops.

Today your journey resumes as the train winds its way into the mountains. Take in the spectucular landscapes unfolding all around you. Soaring mountain peaks, lush forest, even foaming white waterfalls are around almost every bend in the tracks. The train even passes historic Craigellachie where the final rail spike was driven connecting Canada’s east and west. Pass through the engineering marvel of the Spiral Tunnels as you pass through the mountains. The train passes the magnificence of Lake Louise before arriving to the quaint mountain town of Banff.

Lake Louise

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Banff


Banff National Park

5 DAYS FROM $2,099 per person

VACATION INCLUDES: • Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver to Banff in SilverLeaf class • 4 nights’ hotel stay • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Vancouver • Mountains, lakes and waterfalls tour • Transfer from Banff hotel to Calgary Airport

DATES AND PRICES: May 2019 June 2019 July 2019 August 2019 September 2019 October 2019

$2,999 $3,149 $3,149 $3,199 $2,249 $2,099

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a standard room, and are subject to availability and change. Single occupancy supplements apply. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. See page 54. Rocky Mountaineer travel is based on SilverLeaf class class unless otherwise stated.

DAY 4 - BANFF Explore the Canadian Rockies with a Mountains, Lakes and Waterfalls Tour from Banff, which will see you head deep into the mountains in search of the best scenery around. Be amazed by the clear waters of Lake Louise, Victoria Glacier and Moraine Lake, and wonder at the crashing Takkakaw Falls, reaching heights of almost 1,000 ft. Enjoy

an included lunch and make your way across the Great Divide to Yoho National Park before making your way back to Banff. Take some time this afternoon and evening to explore this charming alpine community.

DAY 5 - YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN CALGARY Check out of your hotel and transfer to Calgary where your journey ends.

Vancouver

Moraine Lake, Banff

FEATURED ACCOMMODATION Vancouver - Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Downtown Vancouver Kamloops - 3* accommodation will be selected Banff - Elk & Avenue Hotel Rocky Mountaineer

Alternative hotels may be available.

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

SCHEDULE OF COVERAGES MAXIMUM BENEFIT AMOUNT PART A – BENEFITS PROVIDED BY YLG

Trip Protection Travel Voucher up to the trip cost

WHERE TO PRESENT PART A CLAIMS Operated by Yankee Leisure Group (YLG) • 500 Cummings Center, Suite 3100 • Beverly, MA 01915-9959

HOW TO MAKE A RESERVATION To make a reservation visit our website at www. Railbookers.com, see your local travel agent or call Railbookers at 1-877-777-8885.

PAYMENTS Deposits Days Prior to Departure: 91+ days $250 nonrefundable deposit per person for any Rail & Sail, Rocky Mountaineer, Venice-SimplonOrient-Express, Independent Rail Journeys or any custom rail package. 61+ days $250 nonrefundable deposit per person for any North American Rail package 1 – 60 days Full payment due at time of booking.

FINAL PAYMENT Balance due 60 days prior to departure on all packages except select products. The balance is due 90 days prior to departure for any Rail & Sail, Rocky Mountaineer and/or Venice-Simplon-OrientExpress program. Yankee Leisure Group® (YLG) accepts Visa®, MasterCard®, Discover® Card, American Express and checks. Your booking is not confirmed and payment is not deemed made until the deposit is received by YLG and you receive a confirmation invoice. If you pay your deposit with a credit card, YLG will automatically charge the balance due 60 or 90 days prior to departure to the same credit card used to make your deposit payment. Bookings within 14 days of departure will be charged a $35 expedited mailing fee if paper documents are required. 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 AND CANCELLATIONS To make a change or cancel your vacation, contact your travel agent or call Railbookers directly.

CHANGES A fee of $25 per person (per change) will be charged by YLG for any alteration or revision made to a reservation after deposit or payment is received. Any revision made to a booking (including but not limited to rail changes or name changes) may result in the loss of the confirmed rail seat or Sleeping car accommodations. YLG cannot guarantee the availability of requested changes. Changes after documents and tickets are issued will be treated as cancellations, there is no refund permitted on rail tickets once they have been issued. If you make a change after travel documents are issued, you may need new travel documents. YLG charges a reticketing fee when it is necessary to reissue rail tickets. Before new tickets can be issued, the original tickets must be returned at your expense by a traceable delivery service to Yankee Leisure Group, Attention: Ticketing, 500 Cummings Center, Suite 3100, Beverly, MA 01915-9959. Note: Certain arrangements may not be amended after they have been confirmed and any alteration could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements.

CANCELLATION CHARGES FOR NORTH AMERICAN RAIL GATEWAY PROGRAMS. 45 or more days prior to departure

Nonrefundable deposit is retained

44 - 22 days prior to departure

25% of the trip

21 – 8 days prior to departure

30% of the trip

To cancel your vacation prior to departure, contact your travel agent who will notify Railbookers or call us during normal business hours, which are Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time. When filing a claim, please send any/all unused travel documents to: Railbookers, Attn: Claims Department, 500 Cummings Center, Suite 3100, Beverly, MA 01915-9959.

7 – 1 days prior to departure

50% of the trip

SCHEDULE OF BENEFIT TYPE BENEFIT AMOUNT

Day of departure

100% of the trip

Cancellation Charges for Rail & Sail, Rocky Mountaineer, Independent Rail Journeys, VeniceSimplon-Orient-Express or any custom rail package: 90 or more days prior to departure

nonrefundable deposit is retained

89 – 60 days prior to departure

35% of the trip

59 – 30 days prior to departure

50% of the trip

29 or fewer days before departure

100% of the trip

Note: Certain arrangements may not be amended after they have been confirmed, and any alteration or cancellation could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements, in addition to the charge above. There is no refund permitted on rail tickets once they have been issued.

REFUNDS Please note that any request for refunds is subject to the Terms and Conditions; no refund will be made for unused services of less than 48 consecutive hours, unused transportation where group activity tickets are involved, or for voluntary modifications made by the traveler.

TRAVEL PROTECTION OPTION (TPO) Travel Protection Option (TPO) allows you to cancel your Railbookers arrangements for any reason up to noon Eastern Time on the last business day prior to the first services offered by Railbookers. Important: The TPO must be purchased at time of booking, or when deposit is paid, and is nonrefundable and nontransferable. Carefully read the Cancellation Waiver & Insurance Plan by following the link in your invoice. The TPO does not cover cancellation or “no shows” on the day of departure. A “no show” is defined as a failure to notify Railbookers of a cancellation prior to noon Eastern Time on the last business day prior to departure. Note: The TPO does not cover any single supplement charges which arise from an individual’s traveling companion electing to cancel for any reason prior to departure. In this case, the single supplement will be deducted from the refund of the person who cancels. Division of this charge between the two passengers involved is solely their responsibility. If insufficient funds are deducted from the canceling client, the traveling client will be charged the remaining portion of the single supplement. Payment of TPO (if chosen) must be received by Railbookers with your Deposit. The TPO is nontransferable and valid for each applicant only. Cancellations made before 12:00 noon Eastern Time on last business day prior to the first services offered by Railbookers are eligible for refunds. Applicable cancellation penalties in accordance to the schedule above will be refunded in the form of a future travel voucher that can be used on any Railbookers trip booked within one year of the date of cancellation. All remaining funds will be refunded via cash or credit to the credit card depending upon the method of payment.

PART A - CANCELLATION WAIVER PROGRAM Pre-Departure Vacation Trip Cost Protection Waiver Best Price Guarantee Amount of Savings Trip Interruption Trip Cost Missed Connection $500 Travel Delay Maximum Daily Limit $100 Maximum Benefit Amount $500 Medical Expense/Emergency Accident and Sickness Evacuation Medical Expense $25,000 Emergency Evacuation and Repatriation $25,000 Accidental Death & 24-Hour Coverage Dismemberment $25,000 Baggage and Personal Effects $1,000 Baggage Delay $100 PART B – There are certain restrictions, exclusions and limitations that apply to all coverages and services. Plan benefits, limits and provisions may vary by state jurisdiction. To review full plan details follow the link in your invoice. You will receive a Certificate of Insurance (or Policy, for residents of certain states) and Description of 24-Hour Emergency Assistance Services which describe the benefits and limitations in detail. You may cancel this plan by giving Railbookers written notice within the first to occur of the following: (a) 10 days from the Effective Date of Your insurance; or (b) Your Scheduled Departure Date. If You do this, We will refund Your premium paid provided no Insured has filed a claim under the policy. Part B of this Plan is Underwritten By: United States Fire Insurance Company. The Plan # is F428W. Part B benefits are administered by: Trip Mate, Inc. (in CA, dba Trip Mate Insurance Agency) 9225 Ward Parkway, Suite 200, Kansas City, MO, 64114, 1-800-888-7292.

WHERE TO PRESENT PART B CLAIMS Trip Mate* 9225 Ward Parkway, Suite 200, Kansas City, MO 64114 Tel: 1-800-888-7292 *In CA dba Trip Mate Insurance Agency

SPECIAL TERMS Rail and Sail, Rocky Mountaineer, Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, special events and peak travel periods may require a surcharge and may be subject to special payment, change and cancellation conditions. YLG cannot apply advertised promotions retroactively to existing reservations. Prices in this brochure may not be valid for group travel.

PRICES Prices are subject to change without notice and all reservations are subject to availability. Prices listed are quoted in U.S. dollars, per person, double occupancy. Our lowest prices may not be available on all days or for all sales. Single, triple, quad and child hotel rates may be available upon request. Not all accommodation types are available on all vacations. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some will require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please contact us for details.

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Please note changes and errors occasionally occur. We reserve the right to increase/decrease and correct errors in advertised prices at any time before your vacation is confirmed. Before you make a booking, we will give you the basic price for your chosen vacation. You should check all details before you make your booking. Upgrades or any other variations which you have requested are on a request basis with our suppliers and subject to availability, and prices for these will only be confirmed once the prices and availability has been confirmed by our suppliers. For all vacations, once you have accepted the basic price and a booking has been confirmed, that price is fully guaranteed and will not be subject to any surcharges.

TOUR PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE Tour prices do not include gratuities, baggage handling and other incidental charges. Where rental cars are available, the rental does not include state and local taxes, airport fees, loss damage waiver (LDW), gasoline and surcharges on rental cars for drivers under age 25 (where applicable).

OTHER INFORMATION Specific requests must be made at the time of booking and will be honored at the discretion of a hotel or attraction supplier. Bedding requests are not guaranteed. At some hotels, there will be an additional charge if a crib or rollaway bed is required, payable directly to the hotel.

SPECIAL ASSISTANCE Individuals with mobility impairments and /or disabilities requiring special assistance, treatment or facilities must communicate any special needs to YLG when booking.

VISA & PASSPORTS You are responsible for obtaining and paying for all visas and passports, for meeting all health and other requirements, and for any documents required by the laws, regulations, order and/or requirements of the countries you will visit. Passengers must consult the appropriate consulates to determine if any visas are needed; you are responsible for obtaining all visas and entry documents independently. YLG is not responsible for providing you with specific visa and passport information or documentation, for any fees associated with obtaining these documents, and YLG cannot accept liability for any passenger refused entry onto any transport or into any country due to failure of the passenger to carry correct documentation. All passengers traveling internationally are required to have a passport. Most countries require that the passport be valid for at least six (6) months beyond the conclusion of your trip. It is recommended you have a minimum of three blank pages in your passport when traveling, as many countries require blank pages. Multipleentry visas are required for some vacations. It is your responsibility to verify all visa and passport requirements. The process of obtaining a visa and/or passport can take up to three months or more. Some government agencies in foreign countries require YLG to collect and pass on certain personal and other details related to you, including but not limited to government-issued identification and passport details. If you fail to supply the details as requested fully and accurately, your trip may be interrupted or cancelled. There are no refunds for failure to provide documentation or failure to provide documentation by the time required. To enter and leave the United States, all U.S. citizens must carry proof of citizenship such as a valid passport. Noncitizens must have a valid passport, visa or alien card that permits travel outside the United States. A “multiple entry” visa for return to the U.S. may be required. You are responsible for obtaining and paying for any visa, passport or documentation needed. Passengers traveling outside the United States must provide date of birth, citizenship and passport information at the time of reservation. Railbookers is not responsible for any passenger that is denied entry into another Country. If the remaining portion of the trip must be cancelled, the passenger is subject to the cancellation fees noted above and is responsible for all fees to return home. Contact your local consulate before travel for current and further information. Information accurate at time of printing.

PRICE POLICY All vacation prices are based on rates known at the time of publication and expected to be in effect at the time of departure, and do not include airfare or rail from your home gateway. Not all accommodation types are available on all vacations. YLG recommends that you pay in full at the time of booking. Once full payment is received, YLG will guarantee that your purchase price will not increase unless you make a change to your purchase. All changes are repriced to the current pricing in effect at time of the change.

HOTELS Hotels listed in the itinerary are intended to be used for all departures but cannot be guaranteed. In the event a hotel is not available an alternate hotel of equal or higher value will be used. No refunds are provided for hotel changes, and cancellation charges above will apply. Hotel ratings and categories are meant to generally describe the differences among hotels, rooms and amenities. Ratings are not warranties of the properties used. A minimum-stay rule may apply at some hotels.

RAIL RESERVATIONS Although we do our best to follow the routes noted on the itinerary there might be occasions when a different routing and/or departure time is necessary due to timetable variations or seat availability. Prices quoted are based on special fares negotiated with our rail partners. Should you wish to travel on any Eurostar or other rail service, other than those included as part of your holiday, a rail variation charge of £25 per person per service plus any additional cost will apply. Any change involving sleeper services will be quoted on an individual basis.

NAMES All names, titles and initials of those travelling must be correctly given at the time of booking. Name changes cannot be made at a later date without extra charges being incurred. If you are purchasing or arranging a holiday on behalf of someone else, you must ensure you have each passenger name as per their passport. If you provide us with incorrect passenger names, name changes will not be permitted and you will have to purchase a new ticket subject to availability.

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS Travel documents will be sent approximately 21 days prior to your departure, after YLG receives full payment. RESPONSIBILITIES AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITIES OF THE YANKEE LEISURE GROUP (YLG) YLG is responsible for selecting the suppliers that provide the components (e.g., hotel accommodations, transfers, car rentals, tours and activities, etc.) for the travel arrangements described in this brochure. YLG is an independent contractor that arranges travel-related services. YLG is not an agent of the customer, or of those providing travel-related services and does not in any manner directly provide the accommodations, transportation, meals or other travel-related services. YLG is not responsible for personal injury or property damage caused by any act of omission, intentional, negligent or otherwise, by any direct carrier, hotel or other supplier or service being offered in the vacation package including but not limited to acts of terrorism, mechanical breakdowns, government actions, weather or acts of god, any delays incurred due to mechanical difficulties or weather conditions, or any circumstances beyond YLG’s control including routing changes and / or changes in type of equipment operated. YLG makes no implied or express warranties in the offering of any vacation described in this document.

set forth in this document, in particular to the limitations of liability and responsibilities set forth above. YLG “package prices” are subject to change without notice.

EVENTS BEYONE OUR CONTROL - FORCE MAJEURE Except where otherwise expressly stated in these booking conditions we will not be liable or pay you compensation if our contractual obligations to you are affected by any event which we or the supplier(s) of the service(s) in question could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. These events can include, but are not limited to war, threat of war, civil strife, terrorist activity and its consequences or the threat of such activity, riot, the act of any government or other national or local authority including port or river authorities, industrial dispute, lock closure, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, chemical or biological disaster and adverse weather, sea, ice and river conditions and all similar events outside our or the supplier(s) control. Advice from the Foreign Office to avoid or leave a particular country may constitute Force Majeure. We will follow the advice given by the Foreign Office.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITIES OF THE NATIONAL RAILROAD PASSENGER CORPORATION (AMTRAK®) Amtrak is responsible for only the rail transportation it provides in connection with Railbookers tour packages. Amtrak disclaims liability, and is not responsible, for (1) any act or omission of YLG or any other service provider; or (2) any accommodations, services, features or other transportation of the tour package. All rail passenger transportation via Amtrak shall be provided under its terms and conditions of carriage which shall constitute the sole contract between Amtrak and the purchaser of these tours and / or passenger. Fares, time schedules, routes, equipment, services, products, accessibility information, customs information and all other information are (1) not guaranteed, (2) provided “as is” without any warranties of any kind, either express or implied, (3) subject to change without notice and (4) form no part of the contract between Amtrak and a customer. A possibility exists that there may be errors or inaccuracies. Although Amtrak attempts to ensure accuracy, Amtrak makes no guarantees as to the completeness or correctness and disclaims any liabilities for any errors. Amtrak disclaims liability for inconvenience, expense or damage resulting from errors, shortage of equipment or delayed trains, except that when such a delay causes a passenger to miss a guaranteed connection, Amtrak will provide alternate transportation on Amtrak, another carrier or overnight hotel accommodations at the discretion of Amtrak. Amtrak acts only as selling agent for thruway connecting carriers and disclaims liability for travel on other carriers. Neither Amtrak nor any of its subsidiaries, affiliates, licensors, suppliers, advertisers or sponsors, nor our or their directors, officers, employees, contractors, consultants, agents or other representatives, are responsible or liable for any indirect, incidental, consequential, special, exemplary, punitive or other damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of business or lost profits), under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other theory arising out of or relating in any way to any product or service purchased from or through Amtrak. Amtrak assumes no liability for fragile, valuable, perishable articles or untagged baggage. Amtrak reserves the right to refuse to carry passengers who pose a hazard to health, safety or security or whose conduct is objectionable in Amtrak’s exclusive judgment.

The services described in this document, other than carriage by Amtrak, are furnished by independent contractors who are not servants of or joint ventures, agents of or partners with YLG.

By making payment for your reservation, you acknowledge and agree to all terms and conditions set forth in this brochure, in particular to the limitations of liability and responsibilities set forth above.

By making payment for your reservation, you acknowledge and agree to all terms and conditions

The above terms and conditions are subject to the laws of the District of Columbia, U.S.A.

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