Highlights of Bohemia, 15 Days, SAVE $120*

Europe

HIGHLIGHTS: Frankfurt - Berlin - Poznan - Warsaw - Czestochowa - Krakow - Budapest - Gyor - Vienna - Brno - Prague - Rothenburg - Frankfurt Experience Germany's heritage in cultural Berlin, Poland's character in vibrant Warsaw and Hungary's charm in beautiful Budapest. See Prague's intricate architecture up-close, stand in awe of Vienna's incredible backdrop and explore enchanting medieval towns on this brilliant European trip. Day 1 Arrive Frankfurt. Welcome to Frankfurt! After check-in this afternoon, your Travel Director takes you on an orientation tour of the city's dynamic financial centre and medieval Romerplatz before dining in the hotel. Day 2 Frankfurt - Berlin. Cross the northern plains of Germany to the capital, Berlin, a city with a rich political and cultural history. Day 3 Berlin Sightseeing and Free Time. Your Local Specialist brings Berlin's history to life during your sightseeing tour. View the Reichstag Building, Tiergarten, Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden Boulevard and the German State Opera House. Spend the rest of the day exploring this exuberant city on your own, or perhaps join an optional experience for a glimpse into Berlin's secret past. Day 4 Berlin - Poznan - Warsaw. Head east and cross the border into Poland at Frankfurt-an-der-Oder. Visit the commercial centre, Poznan, and view the City Hall, Gothic architecture and other important sights. Arrive later in the capital, Warsaw, where you dine tonight at your hotel. Day 5 Warsaw Sightseeing and Free Time. Warsaw is an energetic and lively city and your Local Specialist reveals the city's diverse history during your sightseeing tour this morning. View St. John's Cathedral and the Royal Palace in the Old Town, which was rebuilt after the war. See the site of the Warsaw Ghetto. Afterwards you are free to explore and don't miss the opportunity to take an optional experience to Wilanow Palace, the residence of Polish King Jan Sobieski. This evening you might like to discover the city's vibrant nightlife! Day 6 Warsaw - Czestochowa - Krakow. Travel south to Czestochowa and view the Paulite Monastery at Jasna Gora. Dating back to the 14th century, this place of pilgrimage is home to a famous icon of the Black Madonna. Arrive this afternoon in Krakow, where you might like to take an excursion to see the famous sculptures in the nearby salt mines. Day 7 Krakow Sightseeing and Free Time. Admire Krakow's beautiful sights with your Local Specialist this morning, including the city's medieval walls and buildings, and the castle and cathedral on Wavel Hill. In your free time, soak up the atmosphere in the Old Town or perhaps visit Auschwitz, a chilling reminder of the Holocaust. Day 8 Krakow - Budapest. Relax and enjoy the splendid scenery as you drive through the foothills of the Tatra Mountains into the Slovak Republic and on to Hungary. Your day ends in Budapest, a bustling city on the romantic River Danube. Day 9 Budapest Sightseeing and Free Time. View the city's sights with your Local Specialist including the Fisherman's Bastion, Heroes' Square, the Church of St. Matthias and panoramic views of the city from Gellert Hill. Afterwards, explore on your own or maybe take a trip to Szentendre or visit the Parliament buildings. Dine tonight at your hotel. Day 10 Budapest - Gyor - Vienna. Journey through the Transdanubia region to Gyor. Founded by the Romans, Gyor has retained much of its medieval and Baroque charm. Continue across the Austrian border and arrive later in the capital, Vienna. Day 11 Vienna Sightseeing and Free Time. From the Parliament to the Opera, the Hofburg and City Hall, your Local Specialist shows you all the sights of this beautiful imperial city. This evening, consider an optional experience to a wine village on the outskirts of Vienna for dinner. Day 12 Vienna - Brno - Prague. Leave Vienna and cross the border into the Czech Republic. See the medieval town of Brno. Journey through beautiful Bohemian countryside to the golden city of Prague. Day 13 Prague Sightseeing and Free Time. Prague spans the River Vltava and ranks as one of the best-preserved cities in Europe. Your Local Specialist gives you an insight into the city's history during your sightseeing tour, which features Prague Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus and the Old Town square. In your free time, perhaps take a cruise on the Vltava River. Day 14 Prague - Rothenburg - Frankfurt. Travel across the border into Germany, where you arrive at the charming city of Rothenburg. See the sights during your orientation of the city, including medieval streets and fortified walls. There's time to shop for Christmas ornaments before returning to Frankfurt. Day 15 Depart Frankfurt. Say goodbye to your Travel Director and travelling companions as your memorable holiday comes to an end. Frankfurt Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. View our great airfares, travel insurance, hotels and car hire.

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Gladiators, Gondolas & Gold, 10 Days, SAVE $130*

Europe

HIGHLIGHTS: Rome - Assisi - Florence - Pisa - Bologna - Venice Rome's savagery, Venice's decadence and Florence's romance this family trip introduces the different characters of Italy, with three nights in three diverse cities. Day 1 Arrive Rome. Welcome to Italy! After check-in, take a wander through the city's ancient streets and soak up the amazing atmosphere. This afternoon, meet with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Kick-off Party. Day 2 Rome Sightseeing and Free Time. Your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour, starting with a guided visit of the Vatican Museums featuring Michelangelo's frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. Explore St. Peter's Basilica, one of the holiest sites in the world. Across the Tiber in ancient Rome, tour the Colosseum, former site of gladiatorial combat, and see the Forum. Day 3 Rome Visit a Gladiator School and Free Time. This morning experience life as Roman gladiator! After a short introduction to Roman history from your Local Specialist, you will learn the basics of gladiatorial sword fighting - an experience to remember forever. This afternoon explore the city on your own. Rome's rich history is apparent everywhere you look and there is so much to see and do! Perhaps take a trip to the Castel Sant'Angelo, relax in the Villa Borghese or throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain. This evening, gain a Cultural Insight during an authentic Italian pizza cooking demonstration and eat it too. Delicious! Day 4 Rome Assisi Florence. With a Local Specialist discover Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis, nestled on the slopes of Mount Subasio. Visit St. Francis' Basilica and the town where the saint founded the Order of Franciscans. Arrive later in the spectacular city of Florence. Day 5 Florence Sightseeing and Free Time. See the sights of Florence during your walking tour with a Local Specialist, including the magnificent Cathedral and the famous Baptistery. Marvel at Michelangelo's statue of David at the Academy of Fine Arts. Afterwards, your Travel Director will take you to indulge in a refreshing gelato, a Cultural Insight in the city where it was invented! Day 6 Florence Excursion to Pisa. View one of the most famous sights in the world the Leaning Tower of Pisa in the Square of Miracles! Tonight, join your companions for a special Be My Guest dinner at a magnificent Tuscan villa with beautiful views across olive groves and vineyards. Day 7 Florence Bologna Venice. Cross the dramatic Apennine Mountains and stop in Bologna the home of 'Spaghetti Bolognese' for a wonderful sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist. Arrive later this afternoon in the magical Byzantine city of Venice Queen of the Adriatic. Day 8 Venice Canal Cruise and Orientation. Cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square and view the Bridge of Sighs, where condemned prisoners caught theirlast glimpse of the city. View the exquisite Doge's Palace, St. Marks Basilica and the Campanile. Experience a Cultural Insight first hand during a glassblowing demonstration and learn about the Venetian tradition of Carnival masks with the chance to make your own! Later, perhaps take a ride on a gondola it's a great way to see the city in all its glory! Day 9 Secret Venice Walking Tour. and Visit to the Rialto Food Market Glide along the canals to Rialto Bridge. Gain a Cultural Insight on your visit to an ancient food market and see the hidden parts of Venice during your walking tour with a Local Specialist. Later, join your fellow travellers for a Farewell Lunch at a local restaurant. Day 10 Depart Venice. Say 'ciao Italia' at the end of your successful Italian adventure as you prepare to return home with fantastic memories of your family holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. View our great airfares, travel insurance, hotels and car hire.

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Best of Britain, 11 Days, SAVE $139*

United Kingdom

HIGHLIGHTS: London - Stonehenge - Bath - Exeter - Plymouth - Polperro - Glastonbury - Cardiff - Tintern - Ludlow - Chester - Liverpool - Lake District - Glasgow - Glencoe - Scottish Highlands - Isle of Skye - Pitlochry - St Andrews - Edinburgh - Alnwick - York This British experience unveils the pomp, ceremony and unique soundtracks of England, Wales and Scotland through its cultural traditions and tastes. Day 1 LONDON STONEHENGE BATH EXETER. This morning, travel to rural Wiltshire and visit the mystical ancient monoliths at Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain. On arrival in Bath see the impressive Abbey and visit the Roman Baths from which the town derives its name. Later, we arrive into the historic cathedral city of Exeter. This evening, get to know your companions and Travel Director for a Welcome Drink in a local pub followed by dinner in your hotel. Day 2 PLYMOUTH POLPERRO DARTMOOR EXCURSION. Your orientation of Plymouth includes the Mayflower steps, where the pilgrim fathers set sail for the New World. See the Royal Citadel overlooking Plymouth Sound. Consider taking an optional cruise around the famous harbour. Visit Polperro, a quaint fishing village nested around a picturesque harbour. Later, cross rugged Dartmoor, famous for its dramatic and breath-taking scenery. Later enjoy a Unique Insight into local crafts at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen, before arriving at your hotel. Day 3 EXETER GLASTONBURY CARDIFF. Enjoy a picturesque drive through the South West countryside to Glastonbury. Visit the ruined Abbey, said to be the burial place of King Arthur. Later enjoy a special Be My Guest lunch in a 15th century Manor House on a working dairy farm in Somerset. Cardiff, the capital of Wales, is your final destination. View the impressive castle and the Millennium stadium during your orientation, before checking in at your hotel. Day 4 CARDIFF TINTERN LUDLOW CHESTER LIVERPOOL. Marvel at the magnificent scenery as you drive along the beautiful Wye Valley. View the ruins of Tintern Abbey, which inspired the romantic poets. Cross the beautiful Welsh Marches at Hereford to visit the Tudor market town of Ludlow in Shropshire. Your Travel Director takes you on a walking orientation tour of Chester, which includes views of the medieval walls, the Cathedral and the famous Tudor Rows. Liverpool is the home of the Merseybeat! This evening, hear tales of the 'Fab Four' as you drive through Liverpool with your Local Expert on an included Beatles tour. Day 5 LIVERPOOL LAKE DISTRICT GLASGOW. Travel north through characteristically glorious scenery from Lancashire to the Lake District. Travelling along the shores of England's largest lake, Windermere, and through countryside that inspired the Romantic poets, you reach Grasmere. View the grave of William Wordsworth, buried at St. Oswald's Church. We cross the Scottish border and visit Gretna Green, where eloping couples would say their vows over the anvil. This afternoon, your orientation tour of Glasgow includes views of the Cathedral, magnificent George Square and the River Clyde, former heart of the shipbuilding industry. Celebrate your first night in Scotland with a Regional Meal in a local restaurant. Day 6 GLASGOW GLENCOE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS. Journey along the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, immortalised in the well-known Scottish song, towards the site of the 1692 massacre, Glencoe ? 'Glen of the Weeping'. At the Commando Memorial near Fort William, see breath-taking views of Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Dine tonight at your hotel in the Scottish Highlands. Day 7 ISLE OF SKYE AND SCENIC HIGHLAND EXCURSION. Travel through Inverness, known as the capital of The Highlands and along the banks of the famous Loch Ness. View Eilean Donan Castle before crossing the bridge to the Isle of Skye. Visit the Clan Donald Centre and the Museum of the Isles, where you can trace your genealogy or explore the wonderful gardens. Later take the ferry to Mallaig and continue your journey through the lochs and glens of the Scottish Highlands to your hotel. Day 8 SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS PITLOCHRY ST ANDREWS EDINBURGH. Heading south, stop in the picturesque village of Pitlochry before heading to the historic town of St. Andrews, the home of golf. Take a photograph on the 18th hole of the Old Course, where the game was first played 600 years ago! Cross the Firth of Forth to the Scottish capital, Edinburgh, your home for the next two nights. During the Edinburgh Festival, tickets to the Edinburgh Tattoo in the castle grounds are included. Day 9 EDINBURGH SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME. This morning, your Local Expert takes you on a sightseeing tour of this wonderful city, including a visit to Edinburgh Castle, perched high above the city. See the Royal Mile, the elegant Palace of Holyroodhouse in the shadow of Arthur's Seat and the new Scottish Parliament building. Admire the elegant Georgian architecture in the New Town. Tonight, why not enjoy an optional night out including traditional song, dance and Scottish fare? Day 10 EDINBURGH ALNWICK YORK. Visit the medieval market town of Alnwick. See the impressive castle, home to the Duke of Northumberland, and the Tenantry Column, topped by the Percy Lion. Marvel at the magnificent scenery as you cross Northumberland. Cross the River Tyne at Newcastle en route to York where your walking orientation includes the medieval walls, the Shambles and the awe-inspiring Minster. This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your fellow travellers. Day 11 YORK STRATFORD-UPON-AVON LONDON. View Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage and visit Shakespeare's Birthplace and Visitor Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon, where the bard was born and raised. Explore the cobbled streets or walk along the banks of the River Avon. Later, travel back to London where your amazing holiday comes to an end. View our great airfares, travel insurance, hotels and car hire.

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11 days
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Wonderful France, 9 Days, SAVE $140*

France

HIGHLIGHTS: Paris - Avignon - Arles - St Tropez - Monaco - Nice - Lyon - Beaune - Paris The best of both worlds, France's capital Paris meets its capital of cool, St. Tropez, on this chic retreat. Even the journey shows you two worlds, from the slow scenic drive to the high-speed TGV. Day 1 Arrive Paris. Welcome to Paris! Relax after your journey or take a leisurely stroll through the City of Light. This evening, meet your Travel Director and companions for a Welcome Reception. Later, enjoy an evening drive to see some of the most famous Parisian landmarks. Day 2 Paris TGV Train Pont du Gard Avignon. Take the high speed TGV train through the heart of France, past Auxerre and the sprawling vineyards of Burgundy to the Rhone Valley. Visit the Pont du Gard aqueduct, with a Local Specialist. Enjoy a guided walk along the impressive aqueduct which dates back to the Romans. Later, your orientation of Avignon includes views of the imposing Palace of the Popes and the ruined bridge straddling the River Rhone, which inspired the famous French song, 'sur le pont d'Avignon'. Dine tonight at your hotel. Day 3 Avignon Arles Aix-en-Provence. Marvel at the Roman Amphitheatre and Romanesque Cathedral during your sightseeing and walking tour of Arles with a Local Specialist, a city where Vincent Van Gogh lived for a time. This evening in the elegant city of Aix-en- Provence, join your companions for an authentic Be My Guest dinner of regional food with a Provencal family. Day 4 Aix-en-Provence St Tropez Monaco Nice. Traverse scenic hills to the coast and the glitzy resort of St. Tropez. The playground of the rich and famous, St. Tropez is where Bridget Bardot was 'found'. Take a boat cruise from Ste. Maxime. See the Bay of Cannes before making your way to the Principality of Monaco. View the Palace of the ruling Grimaldi family and the Cathedral where the late Princess Grace and Prince Rainier were married. Arrive in Nice where your orientation includes the Promenade des Anglais and the Place Massena. Day 5 Nice Free Day. Relax on the Riviera or enjoy a leisurely stroll through the picturesque Flower Market in the Old Town of Nice. Why not take an optional experience to the medieval and fortified hilltop town of St. Paul de Vence, former home of Marc Chagal and Yves Montand, famous for its art galleries and boutiques. Day 6 Nice St Maximin la Sainte Baume Lyon. Travel to the sleepy Provencal village of St. Maximin la Sainte Baume. View the basilica, built in the late 13th century over a roman villa, following the dream of the Count of Provence, is said to be the lost burial site of Mary Magdalene. Later pass the vineyards of the C�te du Rhone before arriving in Lyon, the great gastronomic city and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Perhaps discover the Old Town or consider a Beaujolais dinner in a local 'Bouchon'. Day 7 Lyon Beaune Paris. Journey through the Burgundy wine region and stop in the regional capital Beaune. Arrive later in Paris, the City of Light! Tonight, why not experience a traditional Parisian Cabaret. Day 8 Paris Sightseeing and Free Time. Your Local Specialist takes you on an informative sightseeing tour. Enjoy views of the Paris skyline from the second level of the Eiffel Tower. See the Champs Elysees, Arc de Triomphe and Place de la Concorde. Later, consider an optional experience to the Palace of Versailles, once the Royal residence of Louis XIV. Tonight, celebrate with your Travel Director and newfound friends at a special Farewell Dinner. Day 9 Depart Paris. This morning after breakfast, say 'au revoir' to Paris, your fellow companions and Travel Director as this fascinating journey through France comes to an end. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. View our great airfares, travel insurance, hotels and car hire.

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Secrets of Turkey including the Turquoise Coast, 15 Days

Europe

HIGHLIGHTS: Istanbul - Gallipoli - Canakkale - Pergamon - Kusadasi - Ephesus - Marmaris - Kalkan - Antalya - Aspendos - Konya - Cappadocia Travelling in a small group means we can explore Turkey's Turquoise Coast by small roads and sea - with four nights on our yacht exploring beautiful coves and islets as we sail from Marmaris to Gocek. Day 1 Arrive Istanbul. Welcome to Istanbul. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Relax after your journey and in the evening attend a Welcome Reception with your Travel Director and meet your fellow travellers. Day 2 Istanbul Full day Sightseeing. Gain an insight into the Ottoman Empire's power and influence during your guided tour of the Topkapi Palace with a Local Specialist. Visit the Hagia Sophia and the beautiful Blue Mosque and view the Hippodrome containing an Egyptian Obelisk. Tonight enjoy free time or you may wish to consider joining an optional dinner with Turkish folk dances and belly dancing entertainment. Day 3 Istanbul - Gallipoli - Canakkale. Travel towards the Gallipoli Peninsula and stop to view Anzac Cove, the site of a bitter battle in WWI which was part of the Dardanelles Campaign. Visit Lone Pine and Chunnuk Bair Cemeteries, the final resting place of many Allied soldiers. See the Dardanelles and stay tonight in Canakkale. Dine tonight at your hotel. Day 4 Canakkale - Pergamon - Kusadasi. This morning travel to the ruins of Troy and view the famous Wooden Horse. Visit the ancient Asclepion Medical Centre at the ancient city of Pergamon. Stop in the local village of Demircidere for an authentic Be My Guest lunch. Travel onwards to bustling Kusadasi and dine at local restaurant this evening. Day 5 Kusadasi - Ephesus - Marmaris - Embark Gulet Yacht Cruise. Visit the impressive excavations at Ephesus before viewing the House of the Virgin Mary at Mt. Koressos. Continue toward the coastal town of Marmaris where you will board your traditional Gulet yacht for a memorable cruise along the Turquoise Coast. Day 6 - 8 Gulet Yacht cruise. Enjoy a three day leisurely cruise along the breathtaking Turkish coast. Swim in crystal clear waters and relax as you sail past spectacular scenery. You will have the opportunity to explore fishing villages, enjoy a cookery class or an afternoon hike across the hills of the Mediterranean coastline. Day 9 Disembark Gulet Yacht Cruise - Kalkan. Disembark your yacht today and spend the night in the picturesque holiday resort of Kalkan. This evening you may decide to enjoy an optional dinner at a local restaurant in Kalkan. Day 10 Kalkan - Antalya. After breakfast drive to Turkeys' biggest international sea port Antalya. Stop en route to visit the ruined Byzantine church containing the reputed tomb of St. Nicholas of Myra. The historical St. Nicholas is commemorated and revered amongst Anglican, Catholic, Lutheran and Orthodox Christians. Day 11 Antalya - Aspendos - Konya. This morning stop in the ancient Greco- Roman city of Aspendos. Continue to Konya where you will visit the Mevlana Museum and Mausoleum, the final resting place for members of the Whirling Dervish mystic sect. Dine tonight at your hotel. Day 12 Konya - Cappadocia. Travel to biblical Cappadocia this morning stopping en route to visit a 13th century Caravansary. Before arriving at your Authentic Accommodation, visit the underground city of Sarhatli on the ancient Silk Road and see the cone of Uchisar. Tonight you may wish to watch a whirling dervish performance with dinner at a local restaurant. Day 13 Cappadocia Sightseeing. Spend the day exploring the volcanic landscape in and around Cappadocia. Admire the magnificent scenery with its fascinating caves and troglodyte dwellings. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Open- Air Museum in Goreme and learn about pottery making in Avanos. Day 14 Cappadocia - flight to Istanbul. This morning you will be transferred to Kayseri Airport to catch a short flight to Istanbul. There is free time for last minute souvenir shopping this afternoon or you may consider an optional Bosporus cruise experience. This evening a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and fellow companions will be a fitting end to this remarkable trip through Turkey. Day 15 Depart Istanbul. This morning bid a fond farewell to this wonderful city as your memorable holiday comes to an end. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. View our great airfares, travel insurance, hotels and car hire.

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15 days
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European Cavalcade, 18 Days, SAVE $175*

Europe

HIGHLIGHTS: Lucerne - Amsterdam - Heidelberg - Rhineland - Liechtenstein - Innsbruck - Verona - Venice - Rome - Bay of Naples - Florence This exquisitely designed journey shows you the picturesque villages and medieval castles of Germany, the lovely Lake Lucerne, Venice's enchanting canals, Renaissance Florence and forever-elegant Paris. Then relax in sunny beachside city of Nice to reflect on your wonderful experience. Day 1 London - Amsterdam. Greetings from your Travel Director! See the White Cliffs of Dover as you board the ferry and cross to Calais, France. Continue by road through the Belgian and Dutch countryside to Amsterdam. See the sights during your orientation tour including Dam Square and the Mint Tower. Day 2 Amsterdam - Rhine Cruise - Heidelberg - Rhineland. Drive eastwards into Germany and follow the Rhine Valley southwards. Take a leisurely cruise along the River Rhine, past picturesque villages and vineyards. Later in the town of Heidelberg view the castle, a magnificent example of Renaissance architecture. Continue by road to your hotel, where you dine tonight. Day 3 Rhineland - Lucerne. Journey via Freiburg through the beautiful Black Forest region. Stop at Schaffhausen to view the mighty Rhine Falls and arrive later at Lake Lucerne, your home for the next two nights. Day 4 Lucerne Orientation and Free Time. Visit the poignant Lion Monument and the old town during your orientation tour of Lucerne. Afterwards, in your free time, consider a scenic cruise on the lake, shop for Swiss watches and chocolates or take a cog railway up one of the nearby mountains to enjoy the amazing views! Day 5 Lucerne - Liechtenstein - Innsbruck. Cross the Swiss border to Liechtenstein for a brief stop in the capital, Vaduz. Continue into Austria, via the Arlberg region, to Innsbruck, capital of the Tyrol. Day 6 Innsbruck - Verona - Venice. Marvel at Innsbruck's sights including the Golden Roof and the Hofburg Palace. Travel through the Brenner Pass into Italy and view Juliet's balcony in Verona, the setting for Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Your day ends in the magical Byzantine city of Venice, Queen of the Adriatic. Day 7 Venice Orientation and Free Time. Evidence of Venice's former maritime power and wealth is everywhere you look as you cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island. Then spend free time exploring this fascinating city on your own. Day 8 Venice - Rome. Traverse the flat plains of Veneto and cross the dramatic Apennine hills. Admire splendid scenery as you drive through the rolling Tuscan countryside, arriving later in the capital, Rome. Day 9 Rome Sightseeing and Free Time. Your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour which starts with a visit to St. Peter's Basilica. Continue to ancient Rome to view the Forum and Colosseum. Later enjoy your free time seeing the sights or shopping for souvenirs. Day 10 Rome - Bay Of Naples. Pass the Abbey of Monte Cassino en route to the Bay of Naples, where you might like to take an excursion to explore the excavations of Pompeii. Dine tonight at your hotel. Day 11 Bay Of Naples - Florence. Drive north to Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. Admire views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo. Later, check into your hotel. Day 12 Florence Sightseeing and Free Time. Enjoy a morning walking tour with your Local Specialist to see the magical buildings and statues of Florence. Enjoy time at leisure to immerse yourself in the sights - Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistery, Piazza della Signoria - the list is endless! Day 13 Florence - Pisa - Monaco - Nice. View the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Continue past Genoa and view the famous casino of Monte Carlo. Arrive later in Nice, glittering capital of the C�te d'Azur. Day 14 Nice Orientation and Free Time Orientation includes the Promenade des Anglais and the Place Massena. Spend the rest of the day relaxing. Day 15 Nice - Avignon - Lyon. Admire the beautiful countryside around Aix-en-Provence, where Van Gogh liked to paint. In Avignon view the Palace of the Popes and the famous bridge. Continue through the Rh�ne Valley to Lyon. Day 16 Lyon - Paris. The wine-producing region of Burgundy and the Forest of Fontainebleau provide picturesque backdrops for your drive to the elegant, romantic city of Paris. On arrival maybe take an excursion to visit the magnificent Palace of Versailles. Day 17 Paris Sightseeing and Free Time. The Champs Elysees, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower - see all these sights and more with superb commentary from your Local Specialist. Then perhaps visit the Louvre Museum to see the �Mona Lisa'. This evening maybe take the chance to see one of the famous Parisian cabaret shows? Day 18 Paris - London. Head north to Calais for your cross-Channel ferry to England. Continue to London View our great airfares, travel insurance, hotels and car hire. where your exciting holiday ends!

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Italian Glory, 13 Days, SAVE $199*

Italy

HIGHLIGHTS: Milan - Como - Verona - Venice - Florence - Amalfi Coast - Isle of Capri - Pompeii - Rome All roads lead to Rome. That's why we start in Milan, our exploration of the beauty and culture of Como, Venice, Florence and the Amalfi Coast leading us on to the vibrant Italian capital. Day 1 Arrive Milan Como. Welcome to Milan - capital of the Lombardy region! Transfer to your hotel in Como. Unwind or take a leisurely stroll to see the exquisite villas and gardens. Meet your travel companions and your Travel Director later for a Welcome Reception. Day 2 Milan Excursion. Enjoy an orientation tour of Como before heading to Milan. In fashionable Milan, your Local Specialist shows you the impressive sights. View the Gothic cathedral, La Scala and the Galleria. Day 3 Como Verona Venice. See the Roman arena and Juliet's balcony in Verona, the setting of Shakespeare's most famous play. There's time to relax or shop on the Via Mazzini. Arrive later in the Renaissance city of Venice, your home for the next three nights. Consider a gondola ride this evening the perfect introduction to this romantic city! Dine tonight at your hotel. Day 4 Venice Orientation and Free Time. Admire Venice in all its glory as you approach St. Mark's Square by private launch. See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge's Palace and the Byzantine Basilica. Enjoy a Cultural Insight into the Venetian tradition of glass making on Giudecca Island. Spend the afternoon exploring the city on your own. Day 5 Secret Venice Walking Tour and Visit to the Market. Cruise to Rialto Bridge where your Local Specialist brings the city to life during a walking tour. See how the locals shop for food and learn about some of the regional cuisine including the delicious seafood. Cross the Rialto Bridge and see the beautiful architecture including Marco Polo's house. The rest of the day is free to explore, or perhaps consider an optional experience to Burano for some delicious local seafood! Day 6 Venice Florence. Travel over the picturesque Apennine Mountains to the Renaissance city of Florence, nestled on the banks of the River Arno. Day 7 Florence Sightseeing and At Leisure. Learn about Florence's artistic heritage during a walking tour with your Local Specialist. View the multi coloured Duomo and visit Piazza della Signoria and the Ponte Vecchio bridge, one of the city's most famous landmarks. Enjoy panoramic views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo. Spend free time shopping for high quality leather and gold or consider an optional experience to the Fine Arts Academy to see Michelangelo's 'David'. Tonight, join your fellow travellers and Travel Director for an authentic Be My Guest dinner at a family owned castle with stunning views over the rolling Chianti hills. Day 8 Florence Amalfi Coast. Drive south from Florence through the Arno Valley and past the Bay of Naples to your hotel in Maiori on the Amalfi coast. Dine tonight at your hotel. Day 9 Amalfi Coast At Leisure. Spend the day relaxing on this magnificent coastline. Sip a cappuccino, browse in the shops or perhaps take a dip in the Mediterranean. The choice is yours! Day 10 Isle of Capri and Amalfi Town Excursion. Take a ferry to the Isle of Capri, and continue to Capri Town by funicular railway. See the famous Piazzetta, during your guided walking tour. Spend time exploring on your own. Perhaps visit the house of Dr. Axel Munthe or shop for souvenirs. Later, cruise to the charming town of Amalfi to see the Romanesque Church and other interesting sights. Dine tonight at your hotel. Day 11 Amalfi Coast (Maiori) Pompeii Rome. Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, leaving Pompeii covered for centuries by a layer of volcanic ash. Your Local Specialist tells you the history of this partially buried ancient town during a Small Group Sightseeing walking tour. Later, enjoy views of the Abbey of Monte Cassino on the way to Rome. Tonight, consider an evening excursion in the city. Day 12 Rome Sightseeing and At Leisure. This morning join your Local Specialist to visit St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City and view Michelangelo's Pieta. Your sightseeing tour continues in ancient Rome. View the Forum and see Circus Maximus, where chariot races where held. Visit inside the impressive Colosseum. There's time afterwards to explore the city on your own, or simply relax and watch the world go by! Day 13 Depart Rome. Say 'arrivederci Roma' at the end of a memorable holiday! Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. View our great airfares, travel insurance, hotels and car hire.

DepartingValid for select departures 29 June - 13 July 2015

13 days
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Britain & Ireland Grandeur, 20 Days, SAVE $234*

United Kingdom

HIGHLIGHTS: London - Stonehenge - Salisbury - Plymouth - Bath - Cardiff - Waterford - Blarney - Kenmare - Ring of Kerry - Limerick - Cliffs of Moher - Galway - Donegal - Letterkenny - Londonderry - Belfast - Dublin - Chester - Liverpool - Lake District - Gretna Green - Glasgow - Isle of Skye - Loch Ness - Scottish Highlands - Pitlochry - St Andrews - Edinburgh - York No corner of the British Isles is left unturned on this experience of extremes. Visit the five ultra-urban capitals and take a walk along the 17th century walls in Londonderry with a Local Specialist. Day 1 LONDON STONEHENGE SALISBURY - PLYMOUTH. Leaving the sights of London behind, travel to rural Wiltshire and visit the mystical ancient monoliths at Stonehenge. Visit Salisbury Cathedral and see the Magna Carta which was signed in 1215 by King John and the barons of Medieval England. 2015 marks the 800th anniversary of this important document. Later, arrive in the historic naval port of Plymouth. This evening, get to know your companions and Travel Director at a Welcome Reception, which includes a typical British pub meal and drinks. Day 2 CORNISH EXCURSION. Your orientation of Plymouth includes the Mayflower steps and see the Royal Citadel overlooking Plymouth Sound. Cross the River Tamar and follow the Cornish peninsula to St. Ives, the renowned artists' colony. Photograph St. Michael's Mount near Penzance. Relax and enjoy the stunning Cornish scenery! Day 3 PLYMOUTH BATH CARDIFF. On arrival in the city of Bath, admire the Georgian buildings and visit the Roman Baths after which the city is named. Spend some time exploring the city before making your way to the Welsh capital Cardiff. Day 4 CARDIFF WATERFORD. See the sights of Cardiff including the Millennium Centre and the National Assembly in Cardiff Bay. View historic Cardiff Castle and see the Millennium Stadium. Enjoy the scenic drive through Pembrokshire and cross the Irish Sea to Rosslare. Enjoy dinner tonight at your hotel in Waterford. Day 5 WATERFORD BLARNEY KENMARE. Visit the renowned House of Waterford Crystal for a Cultural Insight demonstration. Watch the master craftsmen at work during your tour of the workshop. At Blarney Castle, kiss the Blarney Stone and acquire the 'gift of the gab'. Cross the Kerry Mountains to Kenmare, your home for the next two nights. Dine tonight at your hotel. Day 6 RING OF KERRY EXCURSION. Today we experience Ireland's most scenic coastal drive around the Iveragh Peninsula, better known as the 'Ring of Kerry'. It is undoubtedly one of the most magical and varied places in the whole of Ireland and is truly a photographers delight. We will also see Daniel O'Connell's Cahirciveen, the fishing village of Waterville, the Black Valley and Moll's Gap. Here mountains, valleys, lakes and sea blend into a landscape that is often breath-taking beyond words. Day 7 KENMARE LIMERICK CLIFFS OF MOHER GALWAY. Drive through Adare, one of Ireland's prettiest villages, en route to Limerick on the banks of the River Shannon. View King John's Castle, St. Mary's Cathedral and the Treaty Stone. Visit the magnificent Cliffs of Moher. In Galway, view the Cathedral and stroll around Eyre Square. Dine tonight at your hotel. Day 8 GALWAY DONEGAL LETTERKENNY. From Galway travel through the dramatic Connemara landscape. Later stop in Drumcliffe to see the grave of W.B. Yeats. See the fishing village of Mullaghmore where Lord Mountbatten once lived. Visit Donegal and see the 15th century castle before heading to Letterkenny. Dine tonight at your hotel. Day 9 LETTERKENNY LONDONDERRY GIANT'S CAUSEWAY BELFAST. Cross the border to Londonderry in Northern Ireland. Walk along the 17th century city walls with your Local Specialist and see the street murals of the Bogside. Visit the Giant's Causeway a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most iconic natural wonders in Britain. On arrival in Belfast, you will meet your Local Specialist 'Cabbie' who will take you on a journey through the recent history of the city in his Black Cab. Day 10 BELFAST SIGHTSEEING DUBLIN. After an orientation of Belfast, enjoy free time to perhaps explore the Titanic Quarter or shop in the bustling city centre. Later, head south to Dublin where your choice of sightseeing gives you the opportunity to visit the Guinness Brewery for a Storehouse tour and pint-pulling demonstration or the Little Museum of Dublin. Tonight, perhaps consider an optional experience at an Irish Cabaret. Day 11 DUBLIN SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME. See Trinity College, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Phoenix Park and the stately Georgian squares with your Local Specialist. Spend the rest of the day as you please. Why not explore Grafton Street, famous for its street performers, or consider joining an optional experience to the monastic site at Glendalough. Day 12 DUBLIN CHESTER LIVERPOOL. Cross the Irish Sea to Wales and continue to Chester. Your orientation walk here includes the Roman walls and the famous Tudor 'Rows'. Enjoy a Cultural Insight into the life of the local Town Crier an esteemed position which dates back to medieval times. Arrive later in historic Liverpool, hometown of the legendary Beatles. Day 13 LIVERPOOL QUARRY BANK MILL LAKE DISTRICT. After a leisurely start, visit Quarry Bank Mill, a National Trust property that brings to life how communities lived together during the Industrial Revolution. Manchester and the surrounding area was involved with textile manufacturing during this period and today's visit will give you a Cultural Insight into life during this important time in British history. Later, make your way north to the idyllic Lake District. Travel along the shores of England's largest lake, Windermere. View the grave of William Wordsworth, buried in the village of Grasmere. Dine tonight at your hotel Day 14 LAKE DISTRICT GRETNA GREEN GLASGOW. Cross the Scottish border and visit Gretna Green, where eloping couples would make their vows over the anvil. This afternoon, your orientation tour of Glasgow includes views of the Cathedral, magnificent George Square and the River Clyde, former heart of the shipbuilding industry. This evening, join your companions for a Regional Meal at a local restaurant. Day 15 GLASGOW GLENCOE ISLE OF SKYE. Travel along the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond towards the site of the 1692 massacre at Glencoe 'Glen of the Weeping'. Pass through Fort William and see Britain's Highest mountain, Ben Nevis. View Eilean Donan Castle before crossing onto the Isle of Skye. Dine tonight at your hotel. Day 16 ISLE OF SKYE LOCH NESS SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS. Enjoy a scenic drive back to the mainland via Glen Shiel and along the banks of Loch Ness, keeping an eye out for the elusive monster! View the site of the Battle of Culloden, where Bonnie Prince Charlie's army was defeated in 1746. Dine tonight at your hotel. Day 17 SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS PITLOCHRY ST ANDREWS EDINBURGH. Heading south, we stop in the picturesque village of Pitlochry before heading to the historic town of St. Andrews, the home of golf. Cross the Firth of Forth to the Scottish capital, Edinburgh, your home for the next two nights. During the Edinburgh Festival, tickets to the Edinburgh Tattoo are included. Day 18 EDINBURGH SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME. This morning, your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour of this wonderful city, including a visit to Edinburgh Castle, perched high above the city. See the Royal Mile, Palace of Holyroodhouse and the new Scottish Parliament building. Tonight, why not enjoy an optional night out including traditional song, dance and Scottish fare? Day 19 EDINBURGH ALNWICK YORK. Visit the medieval market town of Alnwick. See the impressive castle and the Tenantry Column, topped by the Percy Lion. Marvel at the magnificent scenery en route to York where your walking orientation includes the Shambles and the awe-inspiring Minster. This evening enjoy a Be My Guest Farewell Dinner at a nearby Manor House with your fellow travellers. Day 20 YORK STRATFORD-UPON-AVON LONDON. View Anne Hathaway's picturesque thatched cottage and visit Shakespeare's Birthplace and Visitor Centre in Stratford upon- Avon. Spend some time exploring the town before heading back to London this afternoon, where your amazing holiday comes to an end. View Anne Hathaway's picturesque thatched cottage and visit Shakespeare's Birthplace and Visitor Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon. Spend some time exploring the town before heading back to London this afternoon, where your amazing holiday comes to an end. View our great airfares, travel insurance, hotels and car hire.

DepartingValid for select departures 26 September - 10 Octo

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Europe

HIGHLIGHTS: London - Amsterdam - Heidelbeg - Mannheim - Munich - Innsbruck - Venice - Vienna - Budapest - Belgrade - Sofia - Kalambaka - Delphi - Athens - Mykonos - Kusadasi - Patmos - Heraklion - Santorini - Ancona - Assisi - Sorrento - Pompeii - Rome - Florence - Engelberg - Lucerne - Paris Classic favourites meet the roads less discovered, to give a complete view of Europe's many faces, from well-known characters Rome and Paris, to the lesser known personalities and secrets places of Belgrade and Sofia. Day 1 London Amsterdam. Cross the channel by ferry to France and then on to Amsterdam. This evening join your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception cruise along the city's scenic canals. Day 2 Amsterdam Orientation and Free Time. Amsterdam boasts art, architecture, canals, museums, bicycles and charming side streets. During an orientation see the Mint Tower, Dam Square and Museum Square. Visit a historic diamond polishing factory, a Cultural Insight, to see the diamond cutters at work. Visit Volendam for a Cultural Insight into the making of wooden clogs and Dutch cheese. Day 3 Amsterdam Rhine Cruise Heidelberg Mannheim. Today travel to Boppard for a cruise along the Rhine. Stop in Heidelberg to view the magnificent castle ruins. Dine tonight at your hotel. Day 4 Mannheim Munich Innsbruck. See the splendid Marienplatz and Olympic Stadium in the Bavarian capital of Munich. Arrive later at Innsbruck. Dine tonight at your hotel. Day 5 Innsbruck Venice. Your short walking orientation tour includes views of the Golden Roof and St. Jakob's Cathedral. Cross the Alps to Italy via the Brenner Pass en route to Venice - Queen of the Adriatic. Dine tonight at a local restaurant Day 6 Venice Orientation and Free Time. Cruise to St. Mark's Square. See the Bridge of Sighs and the Doge's Palace. Gain a Cultural Insight into Venetian glass blowing at a traditional workshop. Day 7 Venice Vienna. Pass the Austrian Lake District and cross the Styrian Alps en route to the imperial city of Vienna. Day 8 Vienna Sightseeing and Free Time. See the Opera, Parliament, the Imperial Boulevards, the Hofburg Palace and Stadtpark during your included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Day 9 Vienna Budapest. Explore the medieval city of Gyor in Hungary. Traverse the Transdanubia to the capital, Budapest. Day 10 Budapest Sightseeing and Free Time. See the Great Synagogue and visit Fishermen's Bastion on your included sightseeing with a Local Specialist. Tonight, experience a traditional Hungarian Regional Meal with music. Day 11 Budapest Belgrade. Cross the Southern Great Plain and visit the city of Szeged famous for its open air plays and the Votive church. Later arrive in Belgrade. Dine tonight at your hotel. Day 12 Belgrade Sightseeing and Free Time. See the Belgrade Fortress and the Skadarlija district during your included sightseeing with a Local Specialist. Day 13 Belgrade Sofia Sightseeing. See the Turkish Fortress in Nis before crossing in to Bulgaria. Arrive later in Sofia, where you guided tour with a Local Specialist includes views of the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. Day 14 Sofia Kalambaka. Travel into Greece. Enjoy fine views of the Plains of Thessaly en route to magnificent Kalambaka with its cliff-top monasteries. Dine tonight at your hotel. Day 15 Kalambaka Delphi Athens. See the battle site at Thermopylae. Visit the Temple at Delphi with a Local Specialist on the way to Athens. Day 16 Embark Piraeus Mykonos. Transfer to Piraeus and cruise to stunning Mykonos. Spend a few hours discovering this island paradise with its distinctive white-washed houses and maze of narrow cobbled streets. Day 17 Kusadasi Patmos. Arrive early in Kusadasi in Turkey and consider an optional experience to fascinating Ephesus, site of the famous Temple of Artemis. Continue your cruise to Patmos, where there is time to shop, relax on the beach or take an optional experience to the Monastery of St. John. Day 18 Heraklion Santorini. Wake this morning in Heraklion on the island of Crete. Continue to the spectacular volcanic island of Santorini. Day 19 Disembarkation Athens. This morning, disembark from your cruise ship and rejoin the trip. Visit the ancient Acropolis with a Local Specialist. See the Parthenon. Cross the Corinth Canal to Patras for your overnight ferry to Italy. Dine tonight aboard your ship. Day 20 Ancona Assisi. Arrive in the port of Ancona and enjoy a scenic drive to Assisi. Dine tonight in your hotel. Day 21 Assisi Sightseeing� Sorrento. With a Local Specialist see the Basilica dedicated to St. Francis while in Assisi. Pass the War Cemeteries of Monte Cassino before arriving in Sorrento. Day 22 Sorrento Pompeii Rome. Enjoy a walking tour of the excavations of Pompeii with your Local Specialist. Later arrive in Rome. Day 23 Rome Sightseeing and Free Time. Visit Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica and the Colosseum with a Local Specialist. Spend the afternoon as you wish. Tonight enjoy a Regional Meal in the Eternal City. Day 24 Rome Florence Sightseeing. Travel through the Umbria and Tuscany regions to the Renaissance city of Florence. View Giotto's Bell Tower and the Baptistery and visit Piazza della Signoria with your Local Specialist. Day 25 Florence Engelberg. Travel north into Switzerland with its dramatic mountain landscape. Dine tonight at your hotel. Day 26 Lucerne Orientation and Free Time. See the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge. During your free time why not join a mountain experience to complete your Swiss adventure! Day 27 Engelberg Paris. See the vineyards in the wine-producing Burgundy region en route to Paris. Tonight, you might like to enjoy a world-famous Parisian Cabaret. Day 28 Paris Sightseeing and Free Time. Enjoy an included visit up the Eiffel Tower to the second level with your Local Specialist. Drive along the Champs Elysees and see the Place de la Concorde. Tonight, say 'au revoir' to your companions at a Farewell Dinner. Day 29 Paris London. Leave Paris and travel to Calais. Board a ferry to Dover and then return to London at the end of this incredible holiday of discovery. View our great airfares, travel insurance, hotels and car hire.

DepartingOnly on 21 May 2015, 24 September 2015

29 days
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Europe

HIGHLIGHTS: Amsterdam - Rhine Cruise - Innsbruck - Venice - Vienna - Budapest Day 1 London - Amsterdam (2 Nights). Cross the channel by ferry to France and then on to Amsterdam. This evening join your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception cruise along the citys scenic canals. Day 2 Amsterdam Orientation and Free Time. Amsterdam boasts art, architecture, canals, museums, bicycles and charming side streets. During an orientation see the Mint Tower, Dam Square and Museum Square. Visit a historic diamond polishing factory, a Cultural Insight, to see the diamond cutters at work. Visit Volendam for a Cultural Insight into the making of wooden clogs and Dutch cheese. Day 3 Amsterdam - Rhine Cruise - Heidelberg - Mannheim. Today travel to Boppard for a cruise along the Rhine. Stop in Heidelberg to view the magnificent castle ruins. Dine tonight at your hotel. Day 4 Mannheim - Munich - Innsbruck. See the splendid Marienplatz and Olympic Stadium in the Bavarian capital of Munich. Arrive later at Innsbruck. Dine tonight at your hotel. Day 5 Innsbruck - Venice (2 Nights). Your short walking orientation tour includes views of the Golden Roof and St. Jakobs Cathedral. Cross the Alps to Italy via the Brenner Pass en route to Venice ? Queen of the Adriatic. Dine tonight at a local restaurant Day 6 Venice Orientation and Free Time. Cruise to St. Marks Square. See the Bridge of Sighs and the Doges Palace. Gain a Cultural Insight into Venetian glass blowing at a traditional workshop. Day 7 Venice - Vienna (2 Nights). Pass the Austrian Lake District and cross the Styrian Alps en route to the imperial city of Vienna. Day 8 Vienna Sightseeing and Free Time. See the Opera, Parliament, the Imperial Boulevards, the Hofburg Palace and Stadtpark during your included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Day 9 Vienna - Budapest (2 Nights). Explore the medieval city of Gyr in Hungary. Traverse the Transdanubia to the capital, Budapest. Day 10 Budapest Sightseeing and Free Time. See the Great Synagogue and visit Fishermens Bastion on your included sightseeing with a Local Specialist. Tonight, experience a traditional Hungarian Regional Meal with music. Day 11 Budapest - Belgrade (2 Nights). Cross the Southern Great Plain and visit the city of Szeged famous for its open air plays and the Votive church. Later arrive in Belgrade. Dine tonight at your hotel. Day 12 Belgrade Sightseeing and Free Time. See the Belgrade Fortress and the Skadarlija district during your included sightseeing with a Local Specialist. Day 13 Belgrade - Sofia Sightseeing. See the Turkish Fortress in Nis before crossing in to Bulgaria. Arrive later in Sofia, where you guided tour with a Local Specialist includes views of the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. Day 14 Sofia - Kalambaka. Travel into Greece. Enjoy fine views of the Plains of Thessaly en route to magnificent Kalambaka with its cliff-top monasteries. Dine tonight at your hotel. Day 15 Kalambaka - Delphi - Athens (4 Nights). See the battle site at Thermopylae. Visit the Temple at Delphi with a Local Specialist on the way to Athens. Day 16 Embark Piraeus - Mykonos. Transfer to Piraeus and cruise to stunning Mykonos. Spend a few hours discovering this island paradise with its distinctive white-washed houses and maze of narrow cobbled streets. Day 17 Kusadasi - Patmos. Arrive early in Kusadasi in Turkey and consider an optional experience to fascinating Ephesus, site of the famous Temple of Artemis. Continue your cruise to Patmos, where there is time to shop, relax on the beach or take an optional experience to the Monastery of St. John. Day 18 Heraklion - Santorini. Wake this morning in Heraklion on the island of Crete. Continue to the spectacular volcanic island of Santorini. Day 19 Disembarkation Athens. This morning, disembark from your cruise ship and rejoin the trip. Visit the ancient Acropolis with a Local Specialist. See the Parthenon. Cross the Corinth Canal to Patras for your overnight ferry to Italy. Dine tonight aboard your ship. Day 20 Ancona - Assisi. Arrive in the port of Ancona and enjoy a scenic drive to Assisi. Dine tonight in your hotel. Day 21 Assisi Sightseeing Sorrento. With a Local Specialist see the Basilica dedicated to St. Francis while in Assisi. Pass the War Cemeteries of Monte Cassino before arriving in Sorrento. Day 22 Sorrento - Pompeii - Rome (2 Nights). Enjoy a walking tour of the excavations of Pompeii with your Local Specialist. Later arrive in Rome. Day 23 Rome Sightseeing and Free Time. Visit Michelangelos Sistine Chapel, St. Peters Basilica and the Colosseum with a Local Specialist. Spend the afternoon as you wish. Tonight enjoy a Regional Meal in the Eternal City. Day 24 Rome - Florence Sightseeing. Travel through the Umbria and Tuscany regions to the Renaissance city of Florence. View Giottos Bell Tower and the Baptistery and visit Piazza della Signoria with your Local Specialist. Day 25 Florence - Engelberg (2 Nights). Travel north into Switzerland with its dramatic mountain landscape. Dine tonight at your hotel. Day 26 Lucerne Orientation and Free Time. See the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge. During your free time why not join a mountain experience to complete your Swiss adventure! Day 27 Engelberg - Paris (2 Nights). See the vineyards in the wine-producing Burgundy region en route to Paris. Tonight, you might like to enjoy a world-famous Parisian Cabaret. Day 28 Paris Sightseeing and Free Time. Enjoy an included visit up the Eiffel Tower to the second level with your Local Specialist. Drive along the Champs lyses and see the Place de la Concorde. Tonight, say au revoir to your companions at a Farewell Dinner. Day 29 Paris - London. Leave Paris and travel to Calais. Board a ferry to Dover and then return to London at the end of this incredible holiday of discovery. View our great airfares, travel insurance, hotels and car hire.

Departing07 May, 21 May & 24 Sep 2015

29 days
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Well we did not know what to expect as we had never been on this sort of trip before but we heard great things about Trafalgar and they certainly did not disappoint. Wow what a journey. The tour was arranged without a hitch by Yvonne Brooks and when we needed an extra day at the end she organised this for us too.

The tour guide Director Brendon Bush was OUTSTANDING . He was meticulous with his organisation, he went out of his way so many times for us and he looked after anyone who needed help, including the dietary needs of a Coeliac traveller and those who got sick on the trip. I don't think he slept!!

Brendon's history lessons prior to each country, and his little films he had made, enhanced our visit to each country immensely, and our coach driver Rudi was totally the best driver in the whole world. He is a walking talking GPS and drove with such skill we were in awe. The hotels and the meals were fantastic - the Hilton in Vienna with the view of the Danube was wonderful and the old Palace we stayed in at Lucerne was breathtaking. If we had arranged these hotels and paid individually the cost of this holiday would have doubled.

Having never been to most of Europe before, this Interlude trip was full of highlights I had waited my entire life to see. The weather we had in October also was very mild and gorgeous - we even arranged for the snow to fall for the first time in the season on the day we arrived in Switzerland. They had blizzards after we left. And the sun shone in Rome for us , it was 32 degrees, and then 2 days after we departed they had floods. We were so very blessed. I am so glad we did the optional extras too (all of them!!) even though this added another $3,000 to our holiday costs, they transformed a great holiday experience to a magical one. We highly recommend Trafalgar tours. We never had to queue up for anything at all, we felt like royalty!

Katrina, Australia

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The tour was fantastic, it covered all the National Parks I wanted to see and so much more. For me, Trafalgar offer the best level of comfort and activity, and all the included hotels on this trip were just fantastic.

Don our tour guide on this trip was the best guide I've ever had on a tour, he was so experienced and new exactly how to get the most out of the itinerary. Little things like sending our bags ahead of us to our hotel so they were ready in our rooms on arrival on most nights were really helpful. The included meals and optional extras were all great.

I will have so many great memories and photos from this trip, and so many places I know I will want to go back to in the future. Yellowstone for me was the ultimate highlight, so many different sights and experiences in those couple of days. Seeing sunrise over the grand canyon was also a once in a lifetime type experience. The pace of the tour is fast, but it is well worth it to see as much as you do in the 2 weeks. Being able to do the same by yourself in a hire car would be almost impossible. I can definitely recommend this trip, it is one of the best I have done!

Brad, Australia

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Trafalgar tour director and coach driver were very professional and well versed in their trade ensuring that our tour ran like clockwork. Destinations visited were all thoroughly enjoyed and as always there were some we wished we had more time in e.g Oxford, Liverpool and Dublin. A good mix of free time and organised activities ensured time ticked by quickly despite some long days on the coach.

Overall an enjoyable tour which is recommended for those who like hassle free touring and organised activities. The overall enjoyment of the total package was made significantly enhanced by the competent friendly and professional service provided to us by our tour consultant Michelle White from Global Journeys. Thanks again Michelle.

Giulio & Assunta, Australia

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We had a wonderful time; our tour guides were very knowledgeable and helpful. Our driver was excellent, always helpful and polite. As for the tour, we felt that some of the optional excursions should be included into the package. We had to fork out an additional 500 Euros for both of us to join the optional excursions.

We really felt that the night cruise on the river Seine should be part of the package as well as the tour of Versailles palace. Hotels were mostly modern and clean which was much appreciated. However breakfast at Renaissance Hotel in Paris was not up to par considering it is rated 4*. Croissants offered didn't taste fresh, no choice of bread just some cut up baguette. Overall we enjoyed ourselves and made some good friends with our fellow travellers.

Peng, Australia

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I had a great holiday the hotels & inclusions far surpassed my expectations. Travelling alone can be daunting but at all times I felt included with the group. I did not have too many expectations of any particular city but I loved Washington, the monuments, buildings & gardens were fantastic. I find myself thinking about the Amish way of life & will continue to do so for some time so they have made a lasting impression.

Toronto to me was just another big city but I loved Quebec, it was like a little part of Europe. The included dinners were all special & appreciated in their own way. I went on the Night tour in Washington, the Toronto night cruise, the tour of the vineyard & dinner in Quebec & the tour of Harvard & consider them all to be of excellent value.

I consider that our guide Diego played a large part in me having such a good holiday for he was kind & considerate to all members of the group at the same time being informative & at times funny. Bill our driver was lovely & we all felt safe & secure in his hands. Trafalgar will definitely be included when I next look for a holiday.

Kerry, Australia

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