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  • 1. Travel Time Vacations presents... South Pacific Wonders with Optional 3-Night Fiji Post Tour ExtensionOctober 28 - November 11, 2013 HIGHLIGHTS... Cairns • Great Barrier Reef • Sydney Sydney Opera House • Mount Cook National Park Queenstown • Arrowtown • Milford Sound
  • 2. South Pacific Wonderswith Optional 3-Night Fiji Post Tour Extension15 Days • 21 Meals:12 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 6 DinnersDONT MISS OUT! BOOK NOWDouble $5,799 * These prices good ifSingle $6,899 booked by April 28.Triple $5,749Regular rates:Double $6,299; Single $7,399; Triple $6,249Included In Price: Round Trip Air from Houston IntI, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel TransfersNot included in price: Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $260 per person* All Rates are Per Person and are subject to changeIMPORTANT CONDITIONS: Your price is subject to increase prior to the time you make full payment.Your price is not subject to increase after you make full payment, except for charges resulting fromincreases in government-imposed taxes or fees. Once deposited, you have 7 days to send us writtenconsumer consent or withdraw consent and receive a full refund. (See registration form forconsent.)YOUR ITINERARY AT A GLANCEDays 1,2 Overnight Flight Day 9 Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch,Days 3 - 5 Novotei Cairns Oasis Resort, Christchurch Cairns Day 10 Mackenzie Country Inn, TwizelDays 6 - 8 Novotei Rockford Darling Days 1 1 - 1 4 Millennium Hotel Queenstown, Harbour, Sydney Queenstown On some dates alternate hotels may be used.
  • 3. IMPORTANT RESERVATION INFORMATION Cancellation Charges for this tour: After your seat reduction also recommend leaving a copy at home with your emergencydate has passed, a non-refundable deposit will be retained. For contact.Cancellation between 60-16 days prior to departure: cancellation Responsibilities: Neither Collette Travel Services, Inc., it;fee of 30% of total price. For cancellation between 15-1 days affiliated entities and its and their employees, shareholdersprior to departure: cancellation fee of 50% of total price. For officers, directors, successors, agents, and assigns (collectivelycancellation on the day of departure and after: 100% of total "Collette"), own or operate any person or entity which is to orprice. For Ocean Cruises: For cancellation between 90-61 days does provide goods or services for these trips. Because Colletteprior to departure: cancellation fee of 35% of total price. For does not maintain control or operate the personnel, equipment, orcancellation between 60-31 days prior to departure: 60% of total operations of the suppliers it uses and as such Collette assumesprice. 30 or fewer days prior to departure: 100% of total price. no responsibility for and cannot be held liable for any personalFor River Cruises: including Europe, Russia, Egypt and China, injury, death, property damage or other loss accident, delay,90-61 days prior to departure: cancellation fee of 50% of total inconvenience, or irregularity which may be occasioned byprice. For cancellation between 60-31 days prior to departure: reason of (1) any wrongful, negligent, willful or unauthorized actscancellation fee of 85% of total price. For cancellation 30 or fewer or omissions on the part of any of the suppliers or otherdays prior to departure: cancellation fee of 100% of total price. employees or agents; (2) any defect in or failure of any vehicle,For Galapagos and Antarctica: A cancellation fee of 60% will equipment, or instrument owned, operated or otherwise used byapply for cancellation between 120-90 days prior to departure; A any of these suppliers; or (3) any wrongful, willful or negligent actcancellation charge of 100% will apply for cancellation less than of or omission on the part of any other party not under the90 days prior to departure. Cancellation protection is highly supervision and control of Collette. Additionally, Collette waivesrecommended and must be purchased at time of deposit. Air any and all liability for losses or expenses due to sickness, lack ofrates are subject to change until tour is paid in full. If waivers appropriate medical facilities or practitioners, weather, strikes,have not been purchased and a reservation is cancelled for any theft or other criminal acts, war, terrorism, computer problems,reason prior to departure - Air is 100% non-refundable once paid acts of God, or other such causes. All sen/ices andin full. Cancellation charges also apply to resen/ations made for accommodations are subject to the laws of the country in which"pre" and "post" night accommodations. Purchase of Waiver and they are provided. Collette reserves the right to make changes inInsurance guarantees a full refund of all payments (including the published itinerary whenever, in their sole judgment,deposit), except the Waiver and insurance fee itself, made to conditions warrant, or if Collette deems it necessary for theCollette Vacations for travel arrangements in case of cancellation comfort, convenience, or the safety of the tour. Collette resen/esof your travel plans for any reason prior to the day of departure. the right to withdraw any tour at any time. Collette resen/es theThe Waiver and Insurance does not cover any single supplement right to decline to accept any person as a member of the tour, orcharges which arise from an individuals Traveling companion to require any participant to withdraw from the tour at any time,electing to cancel for any reason prior to departure. Upon when such action is determined by the tour manager to be in thecancellation of transportation or travel sen/ices where you, the best interests of the health, safety, and general welfare of the tourcustomer, are not at fault and have not canceled in violation of group or of the individual participant. Collette does not acceptthe temis and conditions above, you will be refunded 100%. liability for any carriers cancellation penalty incurred by thePlease see your sales agent for more information, or review our purchase of a non-refundable airiine or other ticket to the tourbrochure for details. departure city and retum or othenA/ise. Baggage and personal effects are the sole responsibility of the passenger at all times. Consumer Protection Plans: Collette Travel Sen/ice holds Passengers may be photographed for the promotional purposesmembership in the following highly reputable industry of Collette. Payment of the deposit to Collette constitutesorganizations: the United States Tour Operators Association and acceptance of these terms and conditions. I agree that anythe American Society of Travel Agents. Each association dispute concerning, relating, or referring to this contract, theoperates a consumer protection plan to cover deposits made by brochure or any other literature concerning my trip, or the triptravelers. Full details are available from the organizations or itself, shall be resolved exclusively by binding arbitrationCollette Travel Service. Collette is pleased to give this additional according to the then existing rules of the American Arbitrationprotection to our clients. Our California Sellers of Travel Association in the State of Rhode Island. Such proceedings willregistration number is 2006766-20. Our State of Washington be governed by and in accordance with substantive Rhode IslandUnified Business Number is 601220855. Our Nevada Sellers law. The arbitrator and not any federal, state, or local court orof Travel registration number is 2003-0279. agency shall have exclusive authority to resolve any disputeVisa Requirements: relating to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability,US and Canadian citizens - ETA (Electronic Travel Authority). conscionability, or formation of this contract, including but notTravel agents may do ETAs through their own CRS systems at limited to any claim that all or any part of this contract is void orno charge to the passenger (SABRE - FHL/ETAS; voidable. Explorations is a brand of Collette Travel Services Inc.,WORLDSPAN - HELP ETAS; APOLLO - HELP ETAS). If the a Rhode Island based corporation.travel agent chooses not to process these through their CRSsystem, they call Qantas at 800-2274632 no eariier than 30 days Airfare: For your convenience, we offer airfare for purchase withprior to departure, between 10 AM -12 PM Pacific Time, Monday all vacation packages. If you purchase an air inclusive program,through Friday. They must have a credit card number available. your airfare will be quoted inclusive of all fuel, taxes and fees.Note: direct clients and group leaders are supplied with ETA form Your rates are subject to change until paid in full. Seats areand asked to fax info back (in care of the Australian ETA limited and may not be available on every flight or departure date.Coordinator at fax 401-727-2933 for US passengers and for Checked Baggage Charges: Some airiines may imposeCanadian passengers fax to 888-882-5820) 45 days prior to additional charges if you choose to check any baggage. Pleasedeparture. The infonnation that is required included: booking contact your airiine or refer to its website for detailed infonnationnumber, passport number, expiration date, nationality, country of regarding your airiines checked baggage policies.birth, sex, family name given, first name given, middle namegiven, and arrival date. MJSTOAPassports and Visas are required for this tour at your expense.Certain countries require a minimum of 6 months passport validity Photos shown are reflective of the area(s) visited, but mayfrom date of retum home. You are strongly urged to contact the not be included in the actual tour itinerary.appropriate consulate for details. Visit www.travel.state.gov forthe U.S. State Department for the latest details about passports Day 1-2: October 28-29,2013and visa requirements. Depart From Home Today you board your flight and begin the adventure of a lifetime. Crossing theIMPORTANT: We recommend that our clients traveling abroad International Dateline, you skip a day ahead.take a photocopy of their passport and applicable visas. It shouldbe packed separately from your actual passport and visa. We Day 3: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 Your tour begins today in Arrive C a i r n s , Australia© COLLETTE VACATIONS Included Meals Key: B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
  • 4. SOUTH PACIFIC WONDERS Cairns, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Dont renowned Sydney Opera House and the Harbour forget to look up at the Southern Hemispheres stars Bridge. {B, D), this evening after you join your mates for a welcome Day 9: Tuesday, November 5 , 2 0 1 3 dinner. (D) Sydney - Chrlstchurch, New Zealand You leave Day 4: Thursday, October 31, 2 0 1 3 Australia behind and fly to New Zealand and the C a i r n s Today visit the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural historic city of Chrlstchurch. Chrlstchurch is known as. Youll see traditional Aboriginal dances, learn "the most English city outside of England," dotted with about the Aboriginal lifestyle, and even throw a magnificent gardens and an elegant park district that boomerang or play a didgeridoo, a traditional earned the city the moniker of "the Garden City." Make instrument. Browse the renowned art gallery and visit yourself right at home this evening when a New the interpretation center, which houses a collection of Zealand family welcomes you into their home for; interesting artifacts. This afternoon a great experience dinner! This is sure to be an unforgettable evening( awaits as you search for crocodiles in their natural during which you will make new friends, learn! habitat during a visit to Hartleys Croc Farm! about the customs of the "Kiwis" and enjoy a; Boardwalks take you on a path of adventure through home-cooked meal. (B, D) rainforests and woodlands to see animals such as wild Day 10: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 birds, reptiles and wallabies. While visiting you also C h r i s t c h u r c t i - Mt. Cook R e g i o n This morning youj have the chance to meet some of the local koalas will have some leisure time to explore Christchurch onI and have a private talk with a wMWie naturalist to your own. You may wish to visit the International1 learn more about these cuddly creatures. Then, Antarctic Centre to learn about the 7th continent. Later,• enjoy an exciting cruise in the lagoon looking for depart for the Mt. Cook region. En route, visit a; crocodiles before enjoying a delicious Aussie Canterbury farmyard for a fantastic opportunity to learn! barbecue. (B, D) how a New Zealand family farm operates. You may!• Day 5: Friday, November 1, 2013 even catch a sheep shearing demonstration! Next, G r e a t B a r r i e r R e e f Board a high speed catamaran traverse the spectacular countryside to New Zealands^ for an exciting excursion to the Great Barrier Reef. most famous national park, Mt. Cook. Mt. Cook is one( This is an immense series of 2,800 coral reefs which of the most impressive mountains in the world with! are home to amazingly diverse marine life. From your jagged contours and nearly vertical slopes. (B, D)• base on Green Island, you are able to explore the reef Day 11: Thursday, November 7, 2013 in many ways. Enjoy a glass bottom boat ride*, a stroll Mt. Cook Region - Q u e e n s t o w n This morning, if the; on the walking trail to take in the rain forest, relax on weather permits, you may choose to view the massive; the beaches, snorkel or just watch the fish and sea glaciers and extensive snow-covered mountain top/ turtles swim past from the pier. For a more terrain on an optional glacier flightseeing tour. Or,i adventurous encounter with the reef, optional scuba perhaps enjoy nature during free time in Mt. Cook* diving and an outer reef tour are also available. National Park. Then, depart for Queenstown, one of Whichever way you choose, youll see some of the New Zealands loveliest cities and a top adventureI worlds most fascinating marine and plant life. (B, L) destination. En route, stop at a local fruit stand to gainI Day 6: Saturday, November 2, 2013 an inside look at the produce of New Zealand. (B) Cairns - Sydney Your morning is at leisure for Day 12: Friday, Novembers, 2 0 1 3 independent exploration. Later today, fly to the bustling Queenstown - Arrowtown - Queenstown Enjoy ai city of Sydney. (B) leisurely touring day as you set off for the beautiful Day 7: Sunday, November 3, 2013 turn-of-the-century Gold Rush town of Arrowtown. Sydney This morning enjoy a city tour of Sydney Take time to explore independently and stroll its quaint, where the English explorer James Cook first dropped historic streets. Next you will explore the Central Otago anchor in 1770. Highlights of your tour include Kings region where m a n y of New Zealands best wines are Cross, the Harbour Bridge, Chinatown, the Rocks, grown and produced. During a stop at a local wineryi Circular Quay, the Botanic Gardens and the you visit their storage cave for a wine tasting of some fashionable suburb of Paddington. Then, discover one of their famous wines. After the tasting, enjoy an• of the worlds most fascinating architectural wonders exquisite lunch - complete with wine, of course! (B, L)j during a guided tour of the Sydney Opera House, "^nxt, Day 13: Saturday, November 9, 2 0 1 3 enjoy a unique opportunity to learn first-hand how raw Q u e e n s t o w n - M i l f o r d S o u n d - Q u e e n s t o w n En opals are transformed from the dark mine shafts to route to Milford Sound, enjoy the rugged grandeur of beautiful works of art. This evening is free to explore the Hollyford Valley. Youll travel through beech forest Sydney at your leisure. Maybe try one of Sydneys via the Homer Tunnel. During a cruise of the eclectic restaurarii:s! (B) breathtakingly beautiful Milford Sound youll see Day 8: Monday, November 4, 2 0 1 3 why this fjord is one of the most visited sights on Sydney Enjoy a leisurely day to explore Sydney your the South Island. With rock faces that rise nearly way. Your tour manager will be on hand to offer 4,000 feet on either side, the scenery will take your suggestions. Tonight, experience the best of Sydney. breath away. Following your cruise, you return to As you say your farewell to Australia, chat with Queenstown. You may choose to return via a short new friends and take in the sights during a optional flight (weather permitting) for spectacular delightful dinner cruise of Sydney Harbour. The views of New Zealands Southern Alps. (B, L) cruise takes in the beauty of Sydneys skyline and Day 14: Sunday, November 10, 2013 passes by Australias two most famous icons: the Q u e e n s t o w n A leisurely day in Queenstown offers several options to enhance your vacation. Shop or
  • 5. people watch in the village or perhaps take the optional Due to changes in air schedules while on tour, the order of days in the itinerary may change."Journey through Middle Earth" tour, which takes youthrough the majestic Remarkable Mountains and the Previous clients have indicated that a small gift from your area is appropriate and appreciated the night of your home hosted dinner inbreathtaking Queenstown countryside showcasing New Zealand.many of the spots where the Lord of the Rings movies *lf you purchase the outer reef option in the Great Barrier Reef, thewere filmed. This evening, take in the city of glass bottom boat ride will be replaced by a semi-submersible boat onQueenstown from above and soak in the the outer reef pontoon.breathtaking views during a gondola ride to dinner The internal flights on this program are not included in the land priceat the Skyline Restaurant overlooking Queenstown, of your vacation. These flights need to be arranged and purchasedLake Wakatipu and the mountains. (B, D) separately if you arrange your own air. Internal flights are included with the air portion of your vacation if you purchase air throughDay 15: Monday, November 11, 2013 Collette Vacations.Queenstown - Tour Ends Your tour ends today. (B) Hotel capacity in and around Christchurch is very restricted. Due to this, on certain departures, there will be re-routing around the city and alternate hotels and routes may be usedPlease Note: This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in goodTo complete your vacation, we include roundtrip airport-to-hotel health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possiblytransfers when purchasing Collette airfare with your tour. If you have over uneven grounds and cobblestone streets.arranged for your own air, we are pleased to provide you the option ofpurchasing these transfers. Please note that all transfers will leave at Book Now rates valid until Apr 28, 2013, valid on air inclusivepre-scheduled times. packages only.Due to early arrival times in some cities, rooms may not always be Air rate and schedule are applicable for groups of 10 or more travelingready for immediate check-in. on the same flights and dates. EXTEND YOUR VACATION WITH Optional 4 Days 3-Night Fiji Post Tour Extension Rate: $949.00 USD per person, double, land & air inclusive 4 Meals: 3 Breakfasts, 1 DinnerDay 15: Queenstown - Nadi, FijiToday you will arrive in the beautiful paradise island of Fiji. Fiji retains all the primitive cultural fascination ofthe South Pacific. The expansive sandy beaches and clear ocean waters are world-famous.Day 16: FijiToday, your day is free to explore what the resort has to offer on this tropical paradise. There are a numberof relaxing and fun, adventurous activities you can engage in. Tonight, enjoy a lovely dinner. Todaybreakfast arid dinner will be included.Day 17: FijiToday, your day is free to explore what the resort has to offer on this tropical paradise. There are a numberof relaxing and fun, adventurous activities you can engage in. Today breakfast will be included.Day 18: Fiji-Tour EndsBefore your tour ends today in Fiji, an optional island tour is offered. Today breakfast will be included.PLEASE NOTE:This extension is hosted by a local representative who will provide all included services.Extensions not purchased at time of deposit are subject to availability and applicable charges at time ofrequest.
  • 6. Travel Time Vacations 21318 Heartwood Oak Trail Cypress, Texas, 77433 For more information contactCOLLETTE Peggy Presnell • Travel Time VacationsVACATIONS (281) 304-7127 • peggy@586travel.com