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  • 1. 12 0 1 3 Guided Vacations Worldwide ONLINEEXCLUSIVE
  • 2. Europe Italy Northern Italy including CinqueTerre Milan to Milan – 10 days from $2075 – RegionalVacation Milan & ItalianTreasures Milan to Milan – 10 days from $2035 – LeisurelyVacation Gladiators, Gondolas & Gold Rome toVenice – 11 days from $2575 – FamilyVacation CONTRASTS OF ITALY Rome toVenice – 11 days from $2675 – RegionalVacation Italian Concerto Rome toVenice – 12 days from $3075 – LeisurelyVacation Italian Glory Rome toVenice – 14 days from $3525 – LeisurelyVacation Best of Italy & Sicily Rome to Rome – 16 days from $3735 – RegionalVacation Best of Italy & Greece Rome to Athens – 16 days from $3825 – RegionalVacation Central & Eastern Europe Best of Switzerland Zurich to Zurich – 10 days from $2625 – RegionalVacation Grand Alpine Experience Munich to Zurich – 15 days from $3399 – RegionalVacation Bohemian Highlights Frankfurt to Frankfurt – 16 days from $3150 – LeisurelyVacation Western Europe Paris & Provence Paris to Nice – 12 days from $3225 – LeisurelyVacation Best of Spain Madrid to Madrid – 16 days from $3099 – RegionalVacation Spanish Salsa Madrid to Barcelona – 10 days from $1999 – FamilyVacation Best of Portugal Lisbon to Lisbon – 12 days from $1985 – RegionalVacation European Discoveries Glimpse of Europe Amsterdam to Paris – 8 days from $1299 – Low CostVacation European Dream Rome to London – 11 days from $2425 – DiscoveryVacation SOUTH & CENTRAL America Best of South America Rio de Janeiro to Santiago – 13 days from $4395 – LeisurelyVacation Conquistadors, SacredValleys & Inca Mysteries Lima to Lima – 11 days from $2595 – FamilyVacation Cultures & Contrasts of South America with Peru extension Rio de Janeiro to Santiago – 16 days from $5550 – DiscoveryVacation HIGHLIGHT OF PERU EXTENSION Santiago to Lima – 7 days from $2125 usa & canada Western US, Canada & Mexico Best ofthe Canyonlands Denver to LasVegas – 7 days from $1795 – DiscoveryVacation Yellowstone Winter Adventure Bozeman to Jackson – 8 days from $2125 – RegionalVacation San Francisco & Wine Country Delights San Francisco to San Francisco – 8 days from $2225 – LeisurelyVacation California Dreamin’ San Francisco to San Francisco – 8 days from $2125 – FamilyVacation GOLDEN WEST CONTRASTs Los Angeles to Los Angeles (with Disney options) – 8 days from $1850 – LeisurelyVacation Dude Ranchin’,Yellowstone & Glacier Round-Up Billings to Spokane – 10 days from $2625 – FamilyVacation Wonders & Flavors ofthe Golden State Los Angeles to San Francisco – 14 days from $3475 – RegionalVacation Coast, Canyon & Desert Oasis Crossing Los Angeles to San Francisco – 14 days from $3195 – DiscoveryVacation Western Discoverer Los Angeles to Los Angeles – 14 days from $2875 – DiscoveryVacation Hawaii Aloha Hawaii Honolulu to Kona – 9 days from $2895 – FamilyVacation Eastern US & Canada Trails of Liberty Washington DC to Washington DC – 8 days from $1950 – FamilyVacation East CoastTown & Country Retreat NewYork City to Washington DC – 9 days from $2425 – LeisurelyVacation Worldwide Guided Vacations - Online only Florida’s SunshineTrail Orlando to Orlando – 10 days from $2595 – Regional Vacation Route 66 Chicago to Los Angeles (with optional Balloon Fiesta) – 14 days from $2975 – DiscoveryVacation East Coast USA & Canada NewYork City to NewYork City – 14 days from $3375 – DiscoveryVacation RockiesThrills & Glacier Chills Vancouver to Calgary (with optional Calgary Stampede) – 8 days from $2450 – FamilyVacation Western CanadaWinterAdventure Vancouver toVancouver – 11 days from $4695 – DiscoveryVacation Best of Canada’s West Vancouver toVancouver (with optional Calgary Stampede) – 11 days from $3125 – Discovery Vacation Rockies Panorama Vancouver toVancouver – 11 days from $4095 – DiscoveryVacation Trans-Canadian Adventure Vancouver toToronto – 14 days from $4595 – DiscoveryVacation Enchanting Maritimes Boston to Boston – 12 days from $2975 – DiscoveryVacation Australia & New Zealand Western Icons -TASMANIA Hobart to Launceston – 7 days from $1975 – Low CostVacation East Coast Discovery Sydney to Cairns – 15 days from $4425 – RegionalVacation Kakadu & East Alligator River Darwin to Darwin – 2 days from $765 – Mini-Break Alice Springs Explorer Alice Springs to Alice Springs – 2 days from $1005 – Mini-Break Red Centre Sights & Sounds Uluru to Uluru – 3 days from $1120 – Mini-Break Red Centre Highlights Uluru to Uluru or Alice Springs – 3 days from $1330 – Mini-Break Sydney &the Blue Mountains Sydney to Sydney – 4 days from $1035 – Mini-Break Melbourne &the Great Ocean Road Melbourne to Melbourne – 4 days from $925 – Mini-Break Cairns &the Great Barrier Reef Cairns to Cairns – 4 days from $955 – Mini-Break Port Douglas & the Great Barrier Reef Cairns to Cairns – 4 days from $1210 – Mini-Break
  • 3. Europe
  • 4. YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers in Milan on Days 2 and 10 >> Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling >> Welcome Reception (WR) with light snacks and drinks >> 8 hot breakfasts (B); 4 three-course dinners (D) including a Be My Guest dinner (BG) and a Farewell Dinner (FD) with wine >> Services of a professionalTravel Director >> Luxury motorcoach with air conditioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom >> Sightseeing with a Local Guide: Milan, Genoa, the CinqueTerre Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary hidden treasure A unique experience provided by yourTravel Director >> Special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges >> Portfolio of travel documents >> Souvenir photo DEPARTURES FROMthe USA & PRICES per person* Thursdays: Apr 4, 11, 18, 25 – $2,099 May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – $2,099 Jun 6, 13, 20, 27 – $2,099 Jul 4, 11, 18, 25 – $2,099 Aug 1, 8, 15, 22 – $2,099 Aug 29 – $2,125 Sep 5, 12, 19 – $2,125 Sep 26 – $2,075 *Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. International airfare between your U.S. gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end cities is not included in the prices above. Brendan Vacations guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. Single Room Supplement: $340 Triple Room Reduction: $40 Early Payment Discount: pay by Dec 27 & save up to $213; pay by Feb 28 & save up to $159; pay by Apr 30 & save up to $106 Second Vacation Discount: up to $106 Young Traveler Discount: $210 fromthe usa milanto milan your personally selected hotels Milan | NHTouring F or Atahotel Quark F Baveno | Simplon F La Spezia | NH La Spezia F Parma | Parma & Congressi F Milan | Novotel Milano Ca Granda F F First Class REF: INOR $2075from land only V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO REGIONAL VACATION Northern Italyincluding cinque terre Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company This itinerary is available exclusively on our website. It does not appear in our printed brochure. cinque terre consists of five seaside villages the botanical gardens of villa taranto prosciutto di parma
  • 5. 1 DEPART USA Board your overnight transatlantic flight. 2 ARRIVE IN MILAN, ITALY Welcome to Milan, Italy’s commercial and fashion hub. Relax or begin exploring. Later, meet your fellow travelers andTravel Director for aWelcome Reception and evening orientation drive. WR 3 MILAN SIGHTSEEING & free timE  On a walking tour with an expert Local Guide, view the Gothic Cathedral, the glass-domed Galleria and La Scala Opera House.The rest of the day is free. Perhaps take an optional excursion to Sforza Castle. B 4 MILAN / BAVENO U r Head to the Italian Lake District.Visit the botanical gardens ofVillaTaranto. See rare lilies and gardens with over 300 varieties of dahlias. Later, stop to view the sights of Stresa on the shores of Lake Maggiore.This evening, take a private boat to an island on the lake for a special Be My Guest dining experience. B BG 5 BAVENO. free time 8 A full day to relax and enjoy your beautiful ­surround­ings. Perhaps take an excursion to Isola Bella, one of the Borromean Islands, and visit the Borromeo Palace. B D 6 BAVENO / GENOA / LA SPEZIA  8 Stop in Genoa, birthplace of Columbus, for a walking tour with an expert Local Guide. View some of the majestic Renaissance and Baroque palaces of the noble families of Genoa, and visitVia Garibaldi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop in Santa Margherita for free time or perhaps take an optional boat cruise excursion to Portofino (weather permitting). Later, arrive in La Spezia. B D 7 CINQUE TERRE EXCURSION  Enjoy a full day excursion to see the Cinque Terre, a UNESCOWorld Heritage Site.This magnificent coastline can only be reached by boat or train.Visit two of the five picturesque fishing villages with a Local Guide. Later, return to your hotel. B 8 LA SPEZIA / LANGHIRANO / PARMA  Stop in the small town of Langhirano and visit the Museum of Prosciutto di Parma. Learn about this Local Specialty which is famous the world over. Stop to take a picture of the castle atTorrechiara before arriving in Parma for free time.This evening consider taking an optional outing for a gourmet dinner. B 9 PARMA / SORAGNA / PAVIA / MILAN  Visit the Museo del Parmigiano-Reggiano in the town of Soragna, and discover the history and process involved in making this popular cheese, a Local Specialty. See the Carthusian Monastery Certosa di Pavia and admire its Gothic and Renaissance architecture.Tonight relish a Farewell Dinner in Milan. B FD 10 DEPART MILAN You will be transferred to the airport (conditions apply), where your vacation ends. B DAY the castle in torrechiara was built between 1448 and 1460 I t a l y PAVIAPAVIA BAVENOBAVENO MILAN LA SPEZIALA SPEZIA PARMAPARMA GENOAGENOA MILANMILAN SANTA MARGHERITASANTA MARGHERITA CINQUETERRECINQUETERRE LANGHIRANOLANGHIRANO SORAGNASORAGNA LAKE MAGGIORE 12 2 2 1 8 local wine with dinnerU unique insights 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY 1 END CITY r be my guest LOCAL SPECIALTY  LOCAL GUIDE milan’s gothic cathedral
  • 6. YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers in Milan on Days 2 and 10 >> Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling >> Welcome Reception (WR) with light snacks and drinks >> 8 hot breakfasts (B); 4 three-course dinners (D) including a Be My Guest dinner (BG) and a Farewell Dinner (FD) with wine >> Services of a professionalTravel Director >> Luxury motorcoach with air conditioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom >> Sightseeing with a Local Guide:Verona, Modena Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary hidden treasure A unique experience provided by yourTravel Director >> Special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges >> Portfolio of travel documents >> Souvenir photo DEPARTURES FROMthe USA & PRICES per person* Thursdays: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – $2,035 Jun 6 – $2,035 Jun 13, 20, 27 – $2,099 Jul 4, 11, 18, 25 – $2,099 Aug 1, 8 – $2,099 Aug 15, 22, 29 – $2,035 Sep 5, 12, 19, 26 – $2,065 Oct 3, 10, 17 – $2,035 *Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. International airfare between your U.S. gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end cities is not included in the prices above. Brendan Vacations guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. Single Room Supplement: $590 (Jun 13- Aug 8); $520 (all other departures) Triple Room Reduction: $60 Early Payment Discount: pay by Dec 27 & save up to $210; pay by Feb 28 & save up to $157; pay by Apr 30 & save up to $105 Second Vacation Discount: up to $105 Young Traveler Discount: $200 fromthe usa milanto milan your personally selected hotels Milan | Melia Milano SF Lake Garda | Villa Maria F Milan | Atahotel Quark F SF Superior First Class F First Class REF: ITMI $2035from land only V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO leisurely VACATION Treasuresmilan & italian Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company This itinerary is available exclusively on our website. It does not appear in our printed brochure. Scaliger Castle, located in the lakeside town of Sirmione modena’s 12th century romanesque cathedral lake como
  • 7. 1 DEPART from the USA Board your overnight transatlantic flight. 2 ARRIVE IN MILAN, ITALY Welcome to Milan! Relax and unwind after your journey. Later, see the Gothic Duomo, 19th-century Galleria and La Scala Opera House during an orientation tour of the city center.This evening, gather for aWelcome Reception.WR 3 Milan Free Time & Como Excursion Relax and see Milan at your own pace this morning. Later, travel to scenic Lake Como and Como town.There’s time to explore on your own before returning to Milan. B 4 Milan / Bergamo / Lake Garda 8 Stop for a visit to the pretty town of Bergamo, set near the foothills of the Alps.Take a stroll through the old town before traveling on to Lake Garda, your home for the next five nights. B D 5 MAROSTICA & BASSANO DEL GRAPPA EXCURSION Your excursion starts in Marostica, the “City of Chess,” a beautiful 14th-century town. On to visit Bassano del Grappa, renowned for its white brandy and magnificent scenery. Later, return to Lake Garda. B 6 SIRMIONE & VERONA EXCURSION r  Stop to see Scaligers Castle at Sirmione.Then, in Shakespeare’s romantic city ofVerona, see the Roman arena and Juliet’s balcony on a guided walking tour. Spend this afternoon exploring on your own.This evening, visit a villa converted from a 15th century convent and enjoy a Be My Guest dinner and vineyard experience. B BG 7 LAKE GARDA. free timE A whole day to do as you please!Take a stroll along the sparkling lakeside, relax surrounded by beautiful scenery or perhaps take an optional excursion to the Dolomite Mountain range. B 8 MODENA EXCURSION  U 8 Travel to the gastronomic city of Modena. An expert Local Guide will walk you through the OldTown. See the Piazza Grande with views of the GhirlandinaTower and the magnificent 12th-century Romanesque Cathedral. Sample some of the local balsamic vinegars before getting a Unique Insight at the Ferrari Museum. This iconic luxury vehicle brand was founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1947. Later return to your hotel. B D 9 LAKE GARDA / MILAN Travel back to Milan.This evening, join your fellow travelers to celebrate the end of your vacation at a Farewell Dinner. B FD 10 DEPART MILAN You will be transferred to the airport (conditions apply), where your vacation ends. B DAY ponte degli alpini, bassano del grappa LAKE GARDA I t a l y MILAN MAROSTICACOMOCOMO BERGAMOBERGAMO BASSANO DEL GRAPPA BASSANO DEL GRAPPA VERONAVERONA SIRMIONESIRMIONE MODENAMODENA 1 52 8 local wine with dinnerU unique insights 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY 1 END CITY r be my guest  LOCAL GUIDE milan’s 19th-century galleria
  • 8. YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers in Rome on Day 2 and in Venice on Day 11 >> Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling >> Kick-Off Party (KP) with a light supper and drinks >> 9 hot breakfasts (B); a Farewell Lunch (FL); 3 three-course dinners (D) including a Be My Guest dinner (BG) >> Services of a professionalTravel Director >> Luxury motorcoach with air conditioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom >> Sightseeing with a Local Guide:Assisi, Florence, Bologna,Venice Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary hidden treasure A unique experience provided by yourTravel Director >> Special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges >> Just 4 KidsTravel Pack >> Portfolio of travel documents >> Souvenir photo DEPARTURES FROMthe USA & PRICES per person* Thursdays: Mar 21, 28 – $2,575 Apr 4 – $2,575 Apr 11 – $2,725 May 30 – $2,725 Jun 6, 13, 20, 27 – $2,725 Jul 4, 18 – $2,675 Aug 1, 8 – $2,650 Sep 19, 26 – $2,725 *Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. International airfare between your U.S. gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end cities is not included in the prices above. Brendan Vacations guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. Single Room Supplement: $460 Triple Room Reduction: $205 Quad Room Reduction: $315 Early Payment Discount: pay by Dec 27 & save up to $273; pay by Feb 28 & save up to $204; pay by Apr 30 & save up to $136 Second Vacation Discount: up to $136 Young Traveler Discount: $260 fromthe usa rometovenice your personally selected hotels Rome | Crowne Plaza St. Peters SF Florence | Grand Hotel Mediterraneo F Venice | NovotelVenezia Mestre Castellana F SF Superior First Class F First Class REF: FGIC $2575from land only V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO family VACATION Gladiators,gondolas & gold Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company This itinerary is available exclusively on our website. It does not appear in our printed brochure. florence,the capital of tuscany attend gladiator school in rome
  • 9. 1 DEPART from the USA Board your overnight transatlantic flight. 2 Arrive in rome, ITALY Ciao Roma! After transferring to the ­hotel, maybe try some “gelato” or ice cream. Later, gather for a Kick-Off Party. KP 3 ROME SIGHTSEEING   On a sightseeing tour with a Local Guide, visit theVatican Museums to marvel at Michelangelo’s ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. Then visit vast St. Peter’s Basilica. Later, see the Roman Forum and visit the Colosseum where gladiators fought to the death.This evening, learn how to make authentic Italian pizza, a Local Specialty, and eat it too! B D 4 ROME GLADIATOR SCHOOL & free timE Find out what life was like as a Roman gladiator. After a short introduction to Roman history, learn the basics of gladiatorial sword fighting!This afternoon, explore the city on your own or shop for Roman souvenirs. B 5 ROME / ASSISI / Florence  Drive north to Assisi and visit St. Francis’ Basilica with a Local Guide. St. Francis is the patron saint of birds and animals.Visit the Church of St. Mary of the Angels, then drive on to Renaissance Florence. B 6 florence SIGHTSEEING   A guided morning walk features views of the cathedral, the Baptistery and a visit to the Academy of Fine Arts to see Michelangelo’s statue of David.Then enjoy a delicious gelato, a Local Specialty. B 7 PISA EXCURSION r Head to Pisa to see the incredible Leaning Tower in the Square of the Miracles.Tonight, savor a special Be My Guest dinner in a typical Tuscan restaurant with beautiful views across olive groves and vineyards. B BG 8 FLORENCE / BOLOGNA / VENICE  Drive through the forested Apennine Hills and stop in Bologna, the home of “spaghetti ­bolgnese,” for a tour with a Local Guide. Later, travel to the magical city ofVenice. B D 9 CANAL CRUISE & ORIENTATION  Take a private cruise to St. Mark’s Square. View the Bridge of Sighs, where condemned prisoners caught their last glimpse of the city, the Doge’s Palace, St. Mark’s Basilica and the Campanile.Watch a glass blowing demonstration, then learn about theVenetian tradition of Carnival masks, a Local Specialty. Decorate one of your own before free time. B 10 SECRET VENICE WALKING TOUR & A VISIT TO THE MARKET  U Cruise along the Grand Canal to Rialto Bridge, where a guided walking tour begins with a Unique Insight at the colorful fish ­market.Then explore many hidden parts of the city with your Local Guide. Later, enjoy a Farewell ­Lunch in a local restaurant. B FL 11 DEPart VENICE You will be transferred to the airport (conditions apply) where your vacation ends. B DAY FLORENCEFLORENCE VENICEVENICE ROMEROME Italy TuscanyTuscany ADRIATIC SEA PISAPISA ASSISIASSISI BOLOGNABOLOGNA 3 3 3 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY 1 END CITY r be my guest LOCAL SPECIALTY  LOCAL GUIDE U unique insights bologna
  • 10. YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers in Rome on Day 2 and in Venice on Day 11 >> Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling >> Welcome Reception (WR) with light snacks and drinks >> 9 hot breakfasts (B); a Highlight Lunch (HL); a Farewell Dinner (FD) with wine >> Services of a professionalTravel Director >> Luxury motorcoach with air conditioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom >> High-speed Frecciargento train Rome/Florence and Florence/Venice, both in standard class >> Sightseeing with a Local Guide: Rome, Florence,Venice Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary hidden treasure A unique experience provided by yourTravel Director >> Special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges >> Portfolio of travel documents >> Souvenir photo DEPARTURES FROMthe USA & PRICES per person* Sundays: Apr 28 – $2,865 May 5, 12, 19, 26 – $2,865 Jun 2, 9, 16, 23 – $2,865 Jun 30 – $2,765 Jul 7 – $2,765 Jul 14 – $2,725 Jul 21, 28 – $2,675 Aug 4, 11, 18, 25 – $2,675 Sep 1, 8, 15, 22 – $2,899 Sep 29 – $2,865 Oct 6, 13, 20 – $2,865 *Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. International airfare between your U.S. gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end cities is not included in the prices above. Brendan Vacations guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. Single Room Supplement: $700 (Jun 30-Jul 21); $640 (Jul 28-Aug 25); $750 (all other departures) Triple Room Reduction: $100 Early Payment Discount: pay by Dec 27 & save up to $290; pay by Feb 28 & save up to $217; pay by Apr 30 & save up to $145 Second Vacation Discount: up to $145 Young Traveler Discount: $280 fromthe usa rometovenice your personally selected hotels Rome | Grand Hotel Palatino F Florence | Ambasciatori F Venice | Boscolo Bellini F F First Class REF: ITGV $2675from land only V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO regional VACATION Italycontrasts of Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company This itinerary is available exclusively on our website. It does not appear in our printed brochure. the splendid city of venice is built on 118 islands the colosseum,rome
  • 11. 1 DEPART FROM THE USA Board your overnight transatlantic flight. 2 Arrive in Rome, Italy Welcome to Rome! Relax after your journey. Join your companions andTravel Director this evening for aWelcome Reception and an orientation drive through the city. WR 3 Rome SIGHTSEEING & free timE  U Get an interesting Unique Insight at the Vatican, where your Local Guide shows you the step-less spiral staircase. Gaze in awe at the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, then see the Pietà. In ancient Rome view the Forum and visit the Colosseum.The rest of the day is free. B 4 Rome. free time A full day at leisure in the Eternal City. Perhaps take an optional excursion to see the Catacombs orTivoli to see theVilla d’Este. B 5 Rome / High-Speed Train / Florence  Transfer to Rome’s main train station to board the high-speed Frecciargento train. After a 1 hour and 35 minute journey, arrive in Florence.Take a walking tour with a Local Guide, viewing the PonteVecchio and more. Visit the Accademia, home to Michelangelo’s David, and on to Piazza Signoria. B 6 Pisa Excursion Admire the spectacular views of Florence from the Piazzale Michelangelo.Then on Pisa. See the LeaningTower, the Cathedral, the Baptistery and the cemetery, said to contain soil brought from the Holy Land. Relax over a Highlight Lunch in a favorite restaurant before returning to Florence. B HL 7 Florence. free time A full day at leisure to enjoy of this historically rich city with its museums and shops. B 8 Florence / High Speed Train / Venice Board the express train and in just two hours reach the magical city ofVenice, its ornate Gothic and Renaissance buildings beautifully reflected in the lagoon.Your time is free. B 9 Venice Canal Cruise & Sightseeing  Cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square. See the Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark’s Basilica and Campanile, and the Doge’s Palace on an orientation tour.Then stroll across St. Mark’s Square to a glassblowing workshop to watch this ancient craft, a Local Specialty.The rest of the day is free. B 10 Secret Venice Walking Tour  U Your Local Guide will bring the city to life as you cruise along the Grand Canal to the Rialto Bridge and get a Unique Insight at the fish market.Then a walking tour reveals the house of Marco Polo.The afternoon is free. This evening, gather with fellow travelers and celebrate a wonderful vacation at a Farewell Dinner. B FD 11 Depart Venice You will be transferred to the airport (conditions apply), where your vacation ends. B DAY FLORENCEFLORENCE VENICEVENICE ROMEROME Italy TuscanyTuscany ADRIATIC SEA PISAPISA High SpeedTrain High SpeedTrain 3 3 3 U unique insights 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY 1 END CITY  LOCAL SPECIALTY  LOCAL GUIDE the duomo dominates florence’s skyline
  • 12. YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers in Rome on Day 2 and in Venice on Day 12 >> Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling >> Welcome Reception (WR) with light snacks and drinks >> 10 hot breakfasts (B); 4 three-course dinners (D) including a Be My Guest dinner (BG) and a Farewell Dinner (FD) with wine >> Services of a professionalTravel Director >> Luxury motorcoach with air conditioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom >> Cruise to the Isle of Capri >> Sightseeing with a Local Guide: Rome, Capri, Pompeii, Florence Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary hidden treasure A unique experience provided by yourTravel Director >> Special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges >> Portfolio of travel documents >> Souvenir photo DEPARTURES FROMthe USA & PRICES per person* Sundays: Apr 14, 21, 28 – $3,175 May 5, 12, 19, 26 – $3,175 Jun 2, 9, 16, 23 – $3,175 Jun 30 – $3,075 Jul 7, 14, 21 – $3,075 Jul 28 – $3,125 Aug 4, 11, 18, 25 – $3,125 Sep 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 – $3,199 Oct 6 – $3,175 Wednesdays: Apr 17, 24 – $3,175 May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 – $3,175 Jun 5, 12, 19, 26 – $3,175 Jul 3, 10, 17 – $3,075 Jul 24, 31 – $3,125 Aug 7, 14, 21 – $3,125 Aug 28 – $3,199 Sep 4, 11, 18, 25 – $3,199 Oct 2, 9 – $3,175 *Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. International airfare between your U.S. gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end cities is not included in the prices above. Brendan Vacations guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. Single Room Supplement: $630 Triple Room Reduction: $120 Early Payment Discount: pay by Dec 27 & save up to $320; pay by Feb 28 & save up to $240; pay by Apr 30 & save up to $160 Second Vacation Discount: up to $160 Young Traveler Discount: $310 fromthe usa rometovenice your personally selected hotels Rome | Una Hotel F Amalfi Coast (Maiori) | San Pietro F, Pietra di Luna F or Panorama F Florence | Mediterraneo F or Adler Cavelieri F Venice | Continental F F First Class REF: ITCO $3075from land only V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO leisurely VACATION Concertoitalian Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company This itinerary is available exclusively on our website. It does not appear in our printed brochure. rome enjoy italian wines on your vacation
  • 13. 1 DEPART from the USA Board your overnight transatlantic flight. 2 Arrive in Rome, Italy Welcome to Rome! Meet yourTravel Director and fellow travelers for aWelcome Reception this evening, then an orientation drive shows you St. Peter’s Basilica and theTiber. WR 3 Rome Sightseeing & free time  U Visit theVatican for a Unique Insight: the step-less spiral staircase. On to admire the Sistine Chapel and Pietà in St. Peter’s Basilica. In ancient Rome, see the Forum and visit the Colosseum.The rest of the day is free. B 4 Rome. free time A free day.You might want to join an optional excursion or simply relax. B 5 rome / pompeii / amalfi coast  | | 8 See the Abbey of Monte Cassino and visit the poignant cemetery in the valley below. On to Pompeii, buried for centuries by an eruption of MountVesuvius. Learn more about the city on a Small Group sightseeing tour with a Local Guide.Then continue to the Amalfi Coast. B D 6 Amalfi Coast. free time 8 A full day at leisure. B D 7 Isle of Capri & amalfi Excursion Sail to the Isle of Capri. Ascend to Capri town by funicular, where a walking tour includes views of the Faraglioni Rocks, Marina Piccola, and the Piazzetta. Later an orientation tour of Amalfi town shows off the medieval streets and Romanesque church. B 8 Amalfi Coast / Florence Head north through the Umbrian Hills and Chianti vineyards to Florence. B 9 Florence Sightseeing & Wine TastinG  8 r See the Duomo, Piazza Signoria and the Ponte Vecchio on a walking tour with a Local Guide. Then enjoy a wine tasting featuringTuscan wines.Tonight, savor a Be My Guest dinner in a castle on a wine and olive estate. B BG 10 florence / ferrara / venice Admire the scenery as you travel over the Apennines to Ferrara. Stop to visit the family home of the notorious d’Este family before continuing to the romantic city ofVenice. B 11 Venice Orientation & free time  Cruise to St. Mark’s Square to see the Doge’s Palace, Bridge of Sighs and more. Stroll across St. Mark’s Square to admire the Basilica and its campanile, then visit a Murano glass workshop. After a glassblowing demonstration, a Local Specialty, your time is free.This evening relish a Farewell Dinner with newfriends. B FD 12 Depart Venice You will be transferred to the airport (conditions apply), where your vacation ends. B DAY the amalfi coast pompeii FLORENCEFLORENCE FERRARAFERRARA VENICEVENICE ROMEROME Italy AMALFI COAST AMALFI COAST TuscanyTuscany ADRIATIC SEA ISLE OF CAPRIISLE OF CAPRI POMPEIIPOMPEII MONTE CASSINOMONTE CASSINO 2 3 3 2 8 local wine with dinnerU unique insights 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY 1 END CITY r be my guest LOCAL SPECIALTY  LOCAL GUIDE | | small group sightseeing
  • 14. YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers in Milan on Day 2 and in Rome on Day 14 >> Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling >> Welcome Reception (WR) with light snacks and drinks >> 12 hot breakfasts (B); 5 three-course dinners (D) including a Be My Guest dinner (BG) and a Farewell Dinner (FD) with wine >> Services of a professionalTravel Director >> Luxury motorcoach with air conditioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom >> Cruise to the Isle of Capri >> Sightseeing with a Local Guide: Milan, Venice, Florence, Rome Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary hidden treasure A unique experience provided by yourTravel Director >> Special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges >> Portfolio of travel documents >> Souvenir photo DEPARTURES FROMthe USA & PRICES per person* Sundays: Apr 14, 21, 28 – $3,575 May 5, 12, 19, 26 – $3,575 Jun 2, 9, 16 – $3,575 Jun 23, 30 – $3,525 Jul 7, 14, 21, 28 – $3,525 Aug 4, 11, 18, 25 – $3,525 Sep 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 – $3,575 Oct 6, 13 – $3,575 Thursdays: Sep 5, 12, 19, 26 – $3,575 *Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. International airfare between your U.S. gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end cities is not included in the prices above. Brendan Vacations guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. Single Room Supplement: $660 Triple Room Reduction: $110 Early Payment Discount: pay by Dec 27 & save up to $358; pay by Feb 28 & save up to $268; pay by Apr 30 & save up to $179 Second Vacation Discount: up to $179 Young Traveler Discount: $350 fromthe usa milanto rome your personally selected hotels Como | Barchetta Excelsior F or NH Pontevecchio F Venice | Villa Mapaba F Florence | Roma F or Croce di Malta F Amalfi Coast (Maiori) | Pietra di Luna F, San Pietro F or Panorama F Rome | Grand HotelTiberio F or Milton F F First Class REF: ITGL $3525from land only V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO leisurely VACATION Gloryitalian Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company This itinerary is available exclusively on our website. It does not appear in our printed brochure. spend two nights in lake como st.mark’s basilica,venice
  • 15. 1 DEPART from the USA Board your overnight transatlantic flight. 2 Arrive in Milan, Italy / Como Welcome to Italy!You will be transferred to your hotel in Como.There is time for a stroll before meeting for aWelcome Reception. WR 3 Como Orientation & milan Excursion  After an orientation tour of Como, head back to fashionable Milan.You’ll see the Gothic cathedral, La Scala Opera House and the Galleria with a Local Guide. Later, return to Como. B 4 Lake Como / Verona / Venice 8 Head toVerona to see Juliet’s balcony and the 2,000-year-old Roman arena.Then on to the magical city ofVenice. B D 5 Venice Sightseeing & free time  A private launch cruise brings you to St. Mark’s Square. See the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace and the Byzantine Basilica. Watch a glassblowing demonstration, a Local Specialty, followed by free time. B 6 Secret Venice Walking Tour & Visit to the Market  U Get a Unique Insight visiting the fish market with a Local Guide. See Marco Polo’s house, then your time is free. B 7 Venice / Florence r Cross plains and mountains to Renaissance Florence.Tonight, enjoy a Be My Guest dinner in a restaurant with views of the Chianti hills. B BG 8 Florence Sightseeing & free time  A walking tour with a Local Guide shows you the Duomo, Piazza Signoria, the PonteVecchio and the view from Piazzale Michelangelo before time at leisure. B 9 Florence / Amalfi Coast 8 Leaving Florence, drive through the ArnoValley to Maiori on the beautiful Amalfi coast. B D 10 Amalfi Coast. free time A full day to relax and enjoy the Amalfi coast. B 11 Isle of Capri & Amalfi Excursion 8 Take a mini-cruise to the Isle of Capri (weather permitting).Travel to Capri town by funicular for a walking tour. Later cruise to the town of Amalfi to see the Romanesque Church. B D 12 Amalfi Coast / Pompeii / Rome  | | Drive to Pompeii for a Small Group walking tour with a Local Guide. On past the Abbey of Monte Cassino to Rome, where your evening is free. B 13 Rome Sightseeing & free time  U Enjoy a Unique Insight at theVatican where your Local Guide shows you the step-less spiral staircase. Admire the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and the Pietà in St. Peter’s Basilica.Then on to view the Forum and visit the Colosseum.Tonight, gather for a Farewell Dinner with wine. B FD 14 Depart rome You will be transferred to the airport (condi­tions apply), where your vacation ends. B DAY the ponte vecchio spanning the arno river the amalfi coast FLORENCEFLORENCE VERONAVERONA VENICEVENICE ROMEROME Italy AMALFI COAST AMALFI COAST COMOCOMO MILANMILAN TuscanyTuscany ADRIATIC SEA ISLE OF CAPRI POMPEIIPOMPEII 2 3 3 2 2 8 local wine with dinnerU unique insights 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY 1 END CITY r be my guest LOCAL SPECIALTY  LOCAL GUIDE | | small group sightseeing
  • 16. YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers in Rome on Days 2 and 16 >> Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling >> Welcome Reception (WR) with light snacks and drinks >> 14 hot breakfasts (B); 6 three-course dinners (D) including a Be My Guest dinner (BG) and a Farewell Dinner (FD) with wine >> Services of a professionalTravel Director >> Luxury motorcoach with air conditioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom >> Overnight cruise Naples/Palermo >> Sightseeing with a Local Guide: Rome, Florence, Assisi, Pompeii, Palermo, Agrigento Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary hidden treasure A unique experience provided by yourTravel Director >> Special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges >> Portfolio of travel documents >> Souvenir photo DEPARTURES FROMthe USA & PRICES per person* Thursdays: Apr 4, 11, 18, 25 – $3,775 May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – $3,775 Jun 6, 13, 20, 27 – $3,775 Jul 4 – $3,775 Jul 11, 18, 25 – $3,799 Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 – $3,735 Sep 5, 12, 19, 26 – $3,799 Oct 3, 10 – $3,750 *Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. International airfare between your U.S. gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end cities is not included in the prices above. Brendan Vacations guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. Single Room Supplement: $700 (Jul 18-25); $630 (all other departures) Triple Room Reduction: $100 Early Payment Discount: pay by Dec 27 & save up to $380; pay by Feb 28 & save up to $285; pay by Apr 30 & save up to $190 Second Vacation Discount: up to $190 Young Traveler Discount: $370 fromthe usa rometo rome your personally selected hotels Rome | Ateneo Garden Palace F Florence | Grand Hotel Mediterraneo F Venice | Le Boulevard F Assisi | Ora Hotel Cenacolo SF Palermo | Opera Plaza F Agrigento | Dioscuri Bay Palace F Taormina | Caesar Palace F in Giardini Naxos Sorrento | Cesare Augusto F Rome | Sheraton Golf Parco de’Medici SF SF Superior First Class F First Class REF: ITIS $3735from land only V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO regional VACATION Italy & Sicily best of Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company This itinerary is available exclusively on our website. It does not appear in our printed brochure. faraglioni rocks, capri taormina palermo
  • 17. 1 DEPART from the USA Board your overnight transatlantic flight. 2 Arrive in Rome, Italy This evening gather for aWelcome Reception and an orientation drive through the city. WR 3 Rome Sightseeing & free time  U Experience a Unique Insight at the Vatican: a step-less spiral staircase. On with your Local Guide to visit the Sistine Chapel and see the Pietà. After a visit to the Colosseum, your afternoon is free. B DAY 4 Rome / Florence Travel to Renaissance Florence, where the balance of the day is free to begin exploring. B 5 Florence Sightseeing / Venice  8 On a guided walking tour, see the Duomo, Signoria Square and the PonteVecchio.Then drive to the floating city ofVenice. B D 6 Venice Sightseeing & free time  Cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square. View the Bridge of Sighs and Doge’s Palace before a visit to a glassblowing factory, a Local Specialty. B 7 Venice / Assisi  8 Drive to the Church of St. Apollinaris in Classe, famous for its splendid mosaics.Then on to Assisi, where a walking tour with a Local Guide visits St. Francis’ Basilica and the Church of St. Clare. B D 8 Assisi / Pompeii / Naples / At Sea  South to Pompeii for a walking tour with a Local Guide.Then on to Naples to board your ferry for the overnight crossing to Palermo.You will have a private, en suite cabin. B 9 At Sea / Palermo  Arriving in the Sicilian capital, Palermo, take a sightseeing tour with a Local Guide. On to Monreale to visit the 12th-century cathedral and see the Conca d’Oro.Visit the fishing village of Mondello before returning to Palermo. B 10 Palermo / Agrigento  8 Travel to Agrigento, where a Local Guide takes you to theValley of theTemples, a UNESCO World Heritage site. B D 11 Agrigento / Enna / Taormina View the fortress town of Enna as you travel through the vineyards of the southern hills. On arrival inTaormina, your time is free. B 12 Taormina. free time r A day to relax and swim. Maybe take an optional trip to Savoia, the villa made famous by The Godfather.Tonight, savor a Be My Guest dinner in a vineyard. B BG 13 Taormina / Sorrento Ferry across the Straits of Messina to main­land Italy and north to Sorrento. B 14 Isle of Capri Excursion  8 Watch an inlaid wood demonstration, a Local Specialty, then ferry to the Isle of Capri.Take a walking tour and enjoy views of the Faraglioni Rocks. Later, cruise back to Sorrento. B D 15 Sorrento / Rome View the Abbey of Monte Cassino as you travel to Rome.Your afternoon is free.This evening, savor a Farewell Dinner. B FD 16 Depart Rome You will be transferred to the airport (conditions apply), where your vacation ends. B FLORENCEFLORENCE VENICEVENICE ROMEROME Italy TAORMINATAORMINA TuscanyTuscany STRAITS OF MESSINA CAPRICAPRI POMPEIIPOMPEII MONTE CASSINOMONTE CASSINO AGRIGENTOAGRIGENTO PALERMOPALERMO SORRENTOSORRENTO ASSISIASSISI NAPLESNAPLES CLASSECLASSE TYRRHENIAN SEA ENNAENNA 12 2 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 U unique insights 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY 1 END CITY r be my guest LOCAL SPECIALTY  LOCAL GUIDE 8 wine tasting or local wine with dinner
  • 18. YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers in Rome on Day 2 and in Athens on Day 16 >> Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling >> Welcome Reception (WR) with light snacks and drinks >> 14 hot breakfasts (B); 8 dinners (D) includ­ ing a Highlight Dinner (HD) with wine, a Be My Guest dinner (BG) and a Farewell Dinner (FD) with wine >> Services of a professionalTravel Director >> Luxury motorcoach with air conditioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom >> Cruise to the Isle of Capri >> Overnight ferry Ancona to Patras >> Sightseeing with a Local Guide: Rome, Pompeii,Assisi,Florence,Olympia,Delphi, Athens Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary hidden treasure A unique experience provided by yourTravel Director >> Special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges >> Portfolio of travel documents >> Souvenir photo DEPARTURES FROMthe USA & PRICES per person* Saturdays: Apr 6, 13§, 20§, 27§ – $3,825 May 4§, 11§, 18§, 25§ – $3,825 Jun 1§, 8§ – $3,825 Jun 15, 22 – $3,999 Jun 29 – $3,985 Jul 6, 13, 20, 27 – $3,950 Aug 3, 10, 17, 24§ – $3,950 Aug 31§ – $3,999 Sep 7§, 14§, 21§, 28§ – $3,850 *Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. International airfare between your U.S. gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end cities is not included in the prices above. Brendan Vacations guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. § The optional 7-day Aegean cruise can be added to these departures. The optional 3-day Aegean cruise can be added to any departure. Single Room Supplement: $1040 (Jun 15- Aug 31); $900 (all other departures) Triple Room Reduction: $160 Early Payment Discount: pay by Dec 27 & save up to $400; pay by Feb 28 & save up to $300; pay by Apr 30 & save up to $200 Second Vacation Discount: up to $200 Young Traveler Discount: $380 fromthe usa rometo athens your personally selected hotels Rome | NH Leonardo DaVinci F Sorrento | Parco Del Sole F Assisi | Roseo Hotel F Florence | Grand Hotel Mediterraneo F Venice | Le BoulevardVenice Lido F Olympia | Amalia Olympia F Delphi | Amalia Delphi F Athens | Zafolia MF F First Class MF Moderate First Class REF: ITAGC $3825from land only V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO regional VACATION Italy & Greece best of Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company This itinerary is available exclusively on our website. It does not appear in our printed brochure. faraglioni rocks, capri spanish steps,rome
  • 19. 1 Depart from the USA Board your overnight transatlantic flight. 2 ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY This evening gather for aWelcome Reception and an orientation drive through the city. WR 3 ROME SIGHTSEEING & free timE  U Sightseeing with a Local Guide begins with a Unique Insight at theVatican, the step-less spiral staircase.Visit the Sistine Chapel and see the Pietà, then on to visit the Colosseum. B 4 ROME / POMPEII / SORRENTO  r Visit the Commonwealth Cemetery. Next, travel to Pompeii for a walking tour with a Local Guide. In Sorrento, savor a Be My Guest dinner at a family farm. B BG 5 ISLE OF CAPRI EXCURSION   See a demonstration of inlaid woodwork in Sorrento, a Local Specialty.Then cruise to the Isle of Capri for a guided walking tour. Tonight, relax in Sorrento. B 6 SORRENTO / ASSISI  8 Travel north to Assisi.Visit the Basilica of St. Francis and Santa Maria delgi Angeli on a guided walking tour. B D 7 ASSISI / FLORENCE  See the highlights of Renaissance Florence with your expert Local Guide. Later, gather for a Highlight Dinner at a local restaurant. B HD 8 FLORENCE / VENICE 8 Enjoy a scenic drive to magicalVenice. B D 9 VENICE SIGHTSEEING & free timE  Cruise to St. Mark’s Square and see the city highlights. After a glassblowing presentation, a Local Specialty, your time is free. B DAY 10 VENICE / ANCONA / AT SEA In the port of Ancona, board an overnight ferry where you’ll have a private, en suite cabin. B D 11 AT SEA / PATRAS, GREECE / OLYMPIA  Disembark and travel to Olympia.Visit the museum and see the world’s oldest Olympic Stadium. B D 12 OLYMPIA / DELPHI  Consult the Oracle of Delphi, then on along the SacredWay to the Sanctuary of Apollo and visit the Archaeological Museum. B D Optional 3-day or 7-day cruise On Day 14, add a 3- or 7-day Greek Isle cruise. 3-day Aegean cruise REF: ITAC Visits Mykonos, Kusadasi, Patmos, Heraklion and Santorini. Price Per Person From: $625 (outside cabin) 7-day Aegean cruise REF: ITAB Visits Istanbul, Mykonos, Patmos, Kusadasi, Rhodes, Heraklion and Santorini. Price Per Person From: $1399 (outside cabin) Both options include: Transfers to/from port and 1 night in Athens after the cruise.The above prices include port taxes, tips and fuel surcharge and are accurate as of Jul 2012. For up-to-date pricing, please visit BrendanVacations.com. 13 DELPHI / ATHENS  Visit the Acropolis and Parthenon in Athens. On to see the Agora, Parliament, theTemple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. Gather this evening for a festive Farewell Dinner. B FD 14 ATHENS. free timE Explore the city on your own. Perhaps add a 3 or 7-day cruise (see below for details). B 15 ATHENS. free timE Another full day to enjoy Athens. B 16 Depart ATHENS You will be transferred to the airport (conditions apply), where your vacation ends. B capri town FLORENCEFLORENCE VENICEVENICE ROMEROME Italy CAPRICAPRI POMPEIIPOMPEII SORRENTOSORRENTO ASSISIASSISI TYRRHENIAN SEA ADRIATIC SEA DELPHIDELPHI OLYMPIAOLYMPIA ATHENSATHENS PATRASPATRAS ANCONAANCONA Greece 3 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 U unique insights 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY 1 END CITY r be my guest LOCAL SPECIALTY  LOCAL GUIDE 8 wine tasting or local wine with dinner
  • 20. the matterhorn, zermatt
  • 21. 1 1 2 2 1 1 ZERMATT Switzerland Liechtenstein Italy ZURICH ST. MORITZ LUCERNE LAKE GENEVA LUGANO INTERLAKENMONTREUX BRIENZ France CHILLON BERN VADUZ TIRANO Bernina Express V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO 1 DEPART FROM THE USA Board your overnight transatlantic flight. 2 Arrive in Zurich, Switzerland Welcome to Zurich! See the highlights of the city on an orientation drive. Later, join your Travel Director and traveling companions for aWelcome Reception. WR fromthe usa ZURICHTO ZURICH Best of Switzerland YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers in Zurich on Day 2 and from Lucerne to Zurich on Day 10 >> Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling >> Welcome Reception (WR) with a light meal and drinks >> 8 hot breakfasts (B); a Be My Guest lunch (BG); 2 ­three-course dinners (D) including a Farewell Dinner (fD) with wine >> Services of a professional Travel Director >> Luxury motorcoach with reclining seats, air conditioning and onboard restroom >> Sightseeing, special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary hidden treasure A unique experience provided by yourTravel Director >> Portfolio of travel documents >> Souvenir photo your personally selected hotels Zurich | Radisson Blu SF Lake Geneva | Hilton Evian SF or Royal Plaza Montreux SF Zermatt| Alpen Resort F Lugano| Holiday Inn F St. Moritz | Laudinella F Lucerne| Grand Europe F SF Superior First Class F First Class DEPARTURES FROMthe USA & PRICES per person* Fridays: Apr 12, 19, 26 – $2,625 May 3, 10, 17, 24 – $2,625 May 31 – $2,650 Jun 7, 14, 21, 28 – $2,650 Jul 5, 12, 19, 26 – $2,650 Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – $2,650 Sep 6, 13, 20, 27 – $2,650 Oct 4 – $2,625 *Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. International airfare between your U.S. gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end cities is not included in the prices above. Brendan Vacations guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. Single Room Supplement: $460 Triple Room Reduction: $100 Early Payment Discount: pay by Dec 27 & save up to $265; pay by Feb 28 & save up to $199; pay by Apr 30 & save up to $133 Second Vacation Discount: up to $133 Young Traveler Discount: $260 This trip will visit France and Italy. Some passport holders may require double entry visas. Check visa requirements with yourTravel Agent or local consulate(s). Responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler. REF: SWBOA REGIONAL VACATION $2625from land only DAY 3 ZURICH / BERN / MONTREUX / lake geneva, FRANCE Make stops in Bern, the Swiss capital, and Montreux, famous for its annual Jazz Festival, as you head to Evian les Baines on the shores of Lake Geneva. B 4 lake geneva / CHILLON, SWITZERLAND / ZERMATT Start your day with a visit to lovely Chillon Castle. Then on to Zermatt, inaccessible by coach, and ascend to your hotel by electric mini-bus and taxi. B 5 ZERMATT / LUGANO r Head to beautiful lakeside Lugano. Stop for a delicious Be My Guest lunch with a Swiss family in a little mountainside town.Then the rest of the day is free to explore Lugano at your own pace, shop and enjoy the scenery. ­B BG 6 LUGANO / TIRANO, ITALY / ST. MORITZ, SWITZERLAND Travel along the shores of Lake Lugano to the town of Menaggio. Stop to take in the splendid views of Lake Como. Continue back across the Swiss border toTirano, where you will board the Bernina Express.The route betweenTirano and Thusis is classified as a UNESCOWorld Heritage site for its beauty. Later, arrive in St. Moritz. B D 7 ST. MORITZ. FREE TIME Enjoy a full day free in lovely St. Moritz. Perhaps use your included Mountain Pass and take in the spectacular views or visit the therapeutic springs. B 8 ST. MORITZ / LIECHTENSTEIN / INTERLAKEN, SWITZERLAND / BRIENZ / LUCERNE  Your first stop today is inVaduz, the capital of tiny Liechtenstein. Call in at Interlaken, then in Brienz watch a wood carving demonstration, a Local Specialty. Reaching Lucerne, your evening is free. B 9 LUCERNE SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME View the Lion Monument and cross the Chapel Bridge on an orientation tour.Your afternoon is free for last-minute shopping, or perhaps take a lake cruise.Tonight, gather for a festive Farewell Dinner. B FD 10 LUCERNE / DEPART ZURICH YourTravel Director has tickets for an independent train ride back to Zurich’s airport, where your vacation ends.You will arrive at approximately 8:00 a.m. Please schedule your flight accordingly. B 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY 1 END CITY r be my guest LOCAL SPECIALTY Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company This itinerary is available exclusively on our website. It does not appear in our printed brochure.
  • 22. YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers in Munich on Day 2 and in Zurich on Day 15 >> Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling >> Welcome Reception (WR) with light snacks and drinks >> 13 hot breakfasts (B); 4 three-course dinners (D) including a Be My Guest dinner (BG) and a Farewell Dinner (FD) with wine >> Services of a professionalTravel Director >> Luxury motorcoach with air conditioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom >> Bernina Express trainTirano/St. Moritz >> Sightseeing with a Local Guide: Salzburg Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary hidden treasure A unique experience provided by yourTravel Director >> Special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges >> Portfolio of travel documents >> Souvenir photo DEPARTURES FROMthe USA & PRICES per person* Fridays: Apr 12, 19, 26 – $3,435 May 3 – $3,450 May 10, 17, 24 – $3,399 May 31 – $3,450 Jun 7, 14, 21 – $3,450 Jun 28 – $3,525 Jul 5, 12, 19 – $3,525 Jul 26 – $3,475 Aug 2 – $3,499 Aug 9, 16, 23, 30 – $3,475 Sep 6, 13, 20 – $3,475 Sep 27 – $3,550 Oct 4 – $3,550 *Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. International airfare between your U.S. gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end cities is not included in the prices above. Brendan Vacations guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. Single Room Supplement: $650 (Apr 12-May 3 and Jul 26-Aug 23); $750 (Sep 27-Oct 4); $590 (all other departures) Triple Room Reduction: $130 Early Payment Discount: pay by Dec 27 & save up to $355; pay by Feb 28 & save up to $266; pay by Apr 30 & save up to $178 Second Vacation Discount: up to $178 Young Traveler Discount: $340 fromthe usa munichto zurich your personally selected hotels Munich | Sheraton Arabellapark SF Innsbruck | Grauer Bär F Cortina d’Ampezzo | Ancora SF, Bellevue F or Sheraton SF St. Moritz | Laudinella F Zermatt | Alpen Resort F Chamonix | Alpina F Engelberg | ReginaTitlis F Zurich | Radisson Blu SF SF Superior First Class F First Class REF: EBOE $3399from land only V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO REGIONAL VACATION Grand Alpineexperience Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company This itinerary is available exclusively on our website. It does not appear in our printed brochure. chillon castle the matterhorn
  • 23. 1 Depart from the USA Board your overnight transatlantic flight. 2 ARRIVE IN MUNICH, GERMANY Welcome to Munich!You will be transferred to your hotel. Later, a city orientation includes views of the Glockenspiel and Marienplatz. Tonight, gather for aWelcome Reception to get to know yourTravel Director and traveling companions. WR 3 MUNICH / SALZBURG, AUSTRIA / INNSBRUCK   r Head to Salzburg and see Salzburg Cathedral, Mozart’s birthplace and many locations used in The Sound of Music with a Local Guide. On to visit Swarovski Kristallwelten, a Local Specialty, to see the famous crystal trans­formed DAY into figurines, jewelry and even a forest! Later, arrive in Innsbruck for a Be My Guest dinner at a family-run restaurant. B BG 4 INNSBRUCK SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME An orientation tour shows you St. Jakob’s Cathedral, the Hofburg and the Golden Roof. After a stop to see the Olympic Ski Jump, your time is free to explore on your own, shop or simply relax and enjoy the scenic surroundings. B 5 INNSBRUCK / CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, ITALY Drive over historic Brenner Pass, connecting Austria and Italy, and on through the Dolomite Mountain range. Arrive in Cortina d’Ampezzo, home of the 1956Winter Olympics. B D 6 CORTINA D’AMPEZZO. FREE TIME A full day free to relax and enjoy this spectacular mountain town. B 7 CORTINA D’AMPEZZO / TIRANO / ST. MORITZ, SWITZERLAND Travel through splendid scenery on the way to Bolzano.There’s time to stroll through the town and shop before heading toTirano. Here you’ll board the Bernina Express for a UNESCO- listed journey to St. Moritz. B 8 ST. MORITZ. FREE TIME A day at leisure to enjoy your breathtaking surroundings, stroll by the lake, shop or just relax.You might want to use your included Mountain Pass to see the sights. B 9 ST. MORITZ / BELLINZONA / ZERMATT Visiting the town of Bellinzona, see the medieval castles and city fortifications. Continue past the wine town ofVisp and on to Zermatt, set in the shadow of the Matterhorn. Savor a traditional Swiss fondue dinner at your hotel tonight. B D 10 ZERMATT. FREE TIME Relax in your superb mountain surroundings, or perhaps ride a gondola, chair lift or train for even more Alpine views. B 11 ZERMATT / CHILLON / CHAMONIX, FRANCE Visit lovely Chillon Castle, set on the shores of Lake Geneva and the inspiration for many artists, writers and poets over the years. Continue, crossing the border into France and on to your hotel in Chamonix. B 12 CHAMONIX. FREE TIME Nestled in the French Alps, Chamonix sits in the shadow of massive Mont Blanc.Take in the town and majestic scenery your way, or maybe ride a cable car to the Aiguille du Midi for spectacular views of this nearly 16,000-foot peak. B 13 CHAMONIX / BERN, SWITZERLAND / ENGELBERG Travel via Montreux, famous for its annual Jazz festival, on your way to Bern, the Swiss capital. See the Bear Park, dedicated to the welfare of the bears which are a symbol of the city. Later, on to Engelberg. B 14 ENGELBERG / LUCERNE / ZURICH Stop for a visit to the lovely town of Lucerne. See the Lion Monument, built in honor of the Swiss Guards who died defending Louis XVI, and the covered Chapel Bridge with its 17th-century paintings. Stroll through OldTown before heading to Zurich. See the Grossmünster and Fraumünster on an orientation drive through the city. Later, gather for a Farewell Dinner. B FD 15 DEPART ZURICH Your hotel is located at the airport, so you can make your own way to your terminal, where your vacation ends. B salzburg was named a unesco world cultural heritage site in 1997 INNSBRUCKINNSBRUCK MUNICHMUNICH SALZBURGSALZBURG BELLINZONABELLINZONA Germany ST. MORITZST. MORITZ CORTINA D’AMPEZZO CORTINA D’AMPEZZO CHAMONIXCHAMONIX ZERMATTZERMATT ZURICHZURICH ENGELBERGENGELBERG TIRANOTIRANO CHILLONCHILLON BERNBERN LUCERNELUCERNE France Switzerland Austria Italy Bernina Express 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY 1 END CITY r be my guest LOCAL SPECIALTY  LOCAL GUIDE
  • 24. YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers in Frankfurt on Days 2 and 16 >> Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling >> Welcome Reception (WR) with a light meal and drinks >> 14 hot breakfasts (B); 6 dinners (D) includ­ ing a Highlight Dinner (HD), a Be My Guest dinner (BG) and a Farewell Dinner (FD) with wine >> Services of a professionalTravel Director >> Luxury motorcoach with air conditioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom >> Sightseeing with a Local Guide: Berlin, Warsaw, Budapest,Vienna, Prague Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary hidden treasure A unique experience provided by yourTravel Director >> Special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges >> Portfolio of travel documents >> Souvenir photo DEPARTURES FROMthe USA & PRICES per person* Fridays: Apr 12, 19, 26 – $3,150 May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 – $3,165 Jun 7, 14, 21 – $3,165 Jun 28 – $3,150 Jul 5, 12, 19, 26 – $3,150 Aug 2, 9, 16, 23 – $3,150 Aug 30 – $3,199 Sep 6, 13, 20, 27 – $3,199 Oct 4, 11, 18 – $3,165 *Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. International airfare between your U.S. gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end cities is not included in the prices above. Brendan Vacations guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. Single Room Supplement: $820 Triples are available, but there is no reduction. Early Payment Discount: pay by Dec 27 & save up to $320; pay by Feb 28 & save up to $240; pay by Apr 30 & save up to $160 Second Vacation Discount: up to $160 Young Traveler Discount: $310 NOTE: Medical travel insurance is required for the Czech Republic. fromthe usa frankfurtto frankfurt your personally selected hotels Frankfurt | Sheraton F in Offenbach Berlin | Hilton SF Warsaw | Westin DLX Krakow | Park Inn F Budapest | Ramada Plaza SF Vienna | Hilton Danube SF or Hilton Am Stadpark SF Prague | Andels SF Frankfurt | Sheraton F in Offenbach DLX Deluxe SF Superior First Class F First Class REF: CBOHA $3150from land only V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO leisurely VACATION Bohemianhighlights Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company This itinerary is available exclusively on our website. It does not appear in our printed brochure. budapest,scenically set on the danube river astronomical clock,prague
  • 25. 1 DEPART USA Board your overnight transatlantic flight. 2 Arrive in FRANKFURT, Germany Relax before a drive introduces you to the city. Later, gather for aWelcome Reception. WR 3 FRANKFURT / BERLIN Stop in Leipzig, home of Johann Sebastian Bach, as you travel to Berlin. B DAY 4 BERLIN SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME  U Take in the 360° views from the BerlinTV Tower, giving you a Unique Insight into the city. Then on to see more highlights with your Local Guide.Your afternoon is free. B 5 Berlin / warsaw, Poland All aboard a high-speed train bound for the Polish capital,Warsaw. B D 6 Warsaw Sightseeing & free time  A tour reveals the city center and the site of theWarsaw Ghetto.The afternoon is free.This evening relish a Highlight Dinner. B HD 7 Warsaw / Auschwitz / Krakow In Czestochowa, see the “Black Madonna.” Next, visit the concentration camp at Auschwitz.Then on to Krakow. B D 8 Krakow Sightseeing & free time | | Small Group sightseeing reveals the Castle and Cathedral onWawel Hill. On a walking tour of the old town, visit the Cloth Hall and Mariacki Church.The rest of your day is free. B 9 Krakow / Slovakia / Budapest, Hungary Cross into Slovakia, then continue to Hungary and her capital city, Budapest. B 10 Budapest Sightseeing & free time  r On a guided tour, view the Chain Bridge and Castle Hill district, and visit the Fisherman’s Bastion.Tonight, savor a Be My Guest dinner in a restaurant and winery. B BG 11 Budapest / Györ / Vienna, Austria Drive to Györ.There’s time for a stroll before crossing the Austrian border toVienna. B 12 Vienna Sightseeing & free time  See the Parliament, Hofburg, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and more with your Local Guide. A walking tour highlights “Am Hof,” the oldest quarter ofVienna.Then your time is free. B 13 Vienna / Prague, Czech Republic Travel toTabor in the Czech Republic, then on to the capital city, Prague. Your evening is free. B D 14 Prague Sightseeing & free time  View Prague Castle and visit the Cathedral of St.Vitus on a walking tour with a Local Guide. Then cross theVltava River to the OldTown Square and view the Astronomical Clock before free time. B 15 Prague / Pilsen / Frankfurt, Germany  In Pilsen, visit the brewery where pilsner, a Local Specialty, originated. Head into Germany and on to Frankfurt for a festive Farewell Dinner. B FD 16 Depart Frankfurt You will be transferred to the airport (conditions apply), where your vacation ends. B wawel cathedral in krakow WARSAW Hungary VIENNA BERLIN BUDAPEST FRANKFURT CZESTOCHOWA AUSCHWITZAUSCHWITZ TABOR Germany Czech Republic Austria Poland Slovakia KRAKOWKRAKOW PRAGUEPRAGUE GYÖRGYÖR PILSENPILSEN LEIPZIG High-speed train 11 2 2 2 2 2 2 U unique insights 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY 1 END CITY r be my guest LOCAL SPECIALTY  LOCAL GUIDE | | small group sightseeing
  • 26. YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers in Paris on Day 2 and in Nice on Day 12 >> Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling >> Welcome Reception (WR) with light snacks and drinks >> 10 hot breakfasts (B); 2 lunches (L) including a Be My Guest lunch (BG) and a Highlight Lunch (HL); a Farewell Dinner (FD) with wine >> Services of a professionalTravel Director >> Luxury motorcoach with air conditioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom >> TGV Express train Paris/Avignon >> Sightseeing with a Local Guide: Paris, Arles Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary hidden treasure A unique experience provided by yourTravel Director >> Special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges >> Portfolio of travel documents >> Souvenir photo DEPARTURES FROMTHE USA & PRICES per person* Wednesdays: May 1 – $3,225 May 8, 15, 22 – $3,275 May 29 – $3,225 Jun 5, 12 – $3,225 Jun 19 – $3,425 Jun 26 – $3,250 Jul 3, 10, 17 – $3,299 Jul 24, 31 – $3,250 Aug 7, 14, 21, 28 – $3,250 Sep 4, 11, 18 – $3,285 Sep 25 – $3,225 *Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. International airfare between your U.S. gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end cities is not included in the prices above. Brendan Vacations guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. Single Room Supplement: $1180 (Jul 3-17); $1130 (all other departures) Triple Room Reduction: $30 Early Payment Discount: pay by Dec 27 & save up to $343; pay by Feb 28 & save up to $257; pay by Apr 30 & save up to $171 Second Vacation Discount: up to $171 Young Traveler Discount: $320 FROMTHE USA paristo nice your personally selected hotels Paris | Renaissance La Defense SF Aix-en-Provence | Grand Hotel Roi René SF Nîmes | Novotel Nimes Centre F Nice | Hotel Ellington F SF Superior First Class F First Class REF: FFULC leisurely VACATION $3225from land only Provenceparis & V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO pont du gard, nimes avignon’s famous “broken” bridge Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company This itinerary is available exclusively on our website. It does not appear in our printed brochure.
  • 27. 1 Depart from the USA Board your overnight transatlantic flight. 2 Arrive in paris, france Welcome to Paris! Relax after checking in or start exploring. Later, join yourTravel Director for a Welcome Reception followed by an evening drive to see some of the city’s impressive sights. WR DAY 3 Paris Sightseeing & free time  Join a Local Guide on a morning tour.View the Champs Élysées, Arc deTriomphe and Notre Dame, and then ascend to the second level of the EiffelTower.The rest of the day is free. B 4 Paris. free time Today is free for you to explore Paris on your own.There are world-renowned museums, stylish shops and lively cafés and restaurants. Perhaps join an optional excursion – your Travel Director will have ideas. B 5 PARIS / TGV TRAIN / AVIGNON / AIX-EN-PROVENCE Board the high-speed TGVTrain and zip to Avignon. See the famous broken bridge, Place de l’Horloge and the Palace of the Popes. Afterward, continue to Aix-en-Provence where your evening is free. B 6 AIX-EN-PROVENCE SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME r See Place de la Rotonde, Cours Mirabeau and the thermal springs on an orientation drive. Later, drive through the Provençal countryside to Ménerbes, immortalized by Peter Mayle in his book AYear in Provence. Savor a delicious Be My Guest lunch at a family-run winery, and learn about the wines they produce. Return to Aix-en-Provence, with free time. B BG 7 AIX-EN-PROVENCE / ARLES / NÎMES  Arriving in Arles, see the Roman Amphi­ theater and Romanesque cathedral on a walking tour with a Local Guide. Continue to Nimes, where an orientation tour shows you the Roman Arena and the 2,000-year-old RomanTemple. B 8 NÎMES COOKING CLASS & free time Visit St. Remy de Provence Market to buy fresh produce for your culinary adventure!Then join a cooking class with a chef at a local restaurant. After you create and enjoy a delicious lunch, the balance of the day is free. B HL 9 NÎMES / CASSIS / NICE Drive south to coastal Cassis and take a cruise around the bay with its limestone coves. Then to Nice for a short tour including the Promenade des Anglais, Place Massena and the OldTown. B 10 MONACO & MONTE CARLO EXCURSION Drive along the Côte d’Azur to Monaco. See the Palace of the Grimaldi family and the Cathedral where Princess Grace and Prince Rainier were married. Continue along part of the Grand Prix circuit to Monte Carlo with the chance to visit a casino. Back in Nice, your time is free. B 11 NICE. free timE Spend the day exploring Nice at your own pace. Maybe visit the colorful flower market, relax on the beach or swim in the Mediterranean.This evening, join your fellow travelers at a Farewell Dinner with wine in a favorite restaurant. B FD 12 DEPART NICE You will be transferred to the airport (conditions apply), where your vacation ends. B France NICENICE CASSISCASSIS ARLESARLES MÉNERBESMÉNERBES MONACOMONACO PARISPARIS AIX-EN- PROVENCE AIX-EN- PROVENCE NÎMESNÎMES AVIGNONAVIGNON Mediterranean Sea TGV Express 3 3 2 2 8 WINE TASTING or local wine with dinnerU unique insights 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY 1 END CITY r BE MY GUEST  LOCAL GUIDE the delightful provence countryside
  • 28. YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers in Madrid on Days 2 and 16 >> Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling >> Welcome Reception (WR) with light snacks and drinks >> 14 hot breakfasts (B); 6 three-course dinners (D) including a Be My Guest dinner (BG) and a Farewell Dinner (FD) with wine >> Services of a professionalTravel Director >> Luxury motorcoach with air conditioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom >> High-speed train Seville/Madrid >> Sightseeing with a Local Guide:Toledo, Barcelona, Granada, Cordoba, Seville, Madrid Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary hidden treasure A unique experience provided by yourTravel Director >> Special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges >> Portfolio of travel documents >> Souvenir photo DEPARTURES FROMTHE USA & PRICES per person* Thursdays: Apr 4, 11, 18, 25 – $3,185 May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – $3,185 Jun 6, 13, 20 – $3,099 Jun 27 – $3,285 Jul 4, 11 – $3,285 Jul 18, 25 – $3,150 Aug 1, 8, 15, 22 – $3,150 Aug 29 – $3,250 Sep 5, 12, 19, 26 – $3,250 Oct 3, 10, 17 – $3,185 *Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. International airfare between your U.S. gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end cities is not included in the prices above. Brendan Vacations guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. Single Room Supplement: $790 (Jun 6-20 and Jul 18-Aug 22); $840 (all other departures) Triple Room Reduction: $60 Early Payment Discount: pay by Dec 27 & save up to $329; pay by Feb 28 & save up to $246; pay by Apr 30 & save up to $164 Second Vacation Discount: up to $164 Young Traveler Discount: $310 FROMTHE USA madridto madrid your personally selected hotels Madrid | Rafael Atocha F Santander | Santemar SF Pamplona| Iruna Park F Barcelona| Vincci Bit F Valencia| Abba Acteon F Granada | Alhamar F Costa del Sol | Melia Costa del Sol SF inTorremolinos Seville| La Casa De La Juderia SF Madrid | Rafael Atocha F SF Superior First Class F First Class REF: SBES REGIONAL VACATION $3099from land only Spainbest of V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO Plaza de Espana, seville the guggenheim museum, bilbao Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company This itinerary is available exclusively on our website. It does not appear in our printed brochure.
  • 29. 1 Depart from the USA Board your overnight transatlantic flight. 2 Arrive in madrid, spain This evening, meet yourTravel Director and traveling companions for a Welcome Reception and orientation drive. WR DAY 3 TOLEDO EXCURSION  InToledo, visit the Synagogue and the Church of SantoTomé with its El Greco masterpieces with your Local Guide. Later return to Madrid. B 4 MADRID / SANTANDER 8 In Burgos, visit El Cid’s tomb in the Gothic cathedral. Cross the Cantabrian Mountains to Santander. B D 5 SANTANDER / PAMPLONA 8 Stop in Bilbao and visit San Sebastian, on the way to Pamplona, famous for the annual running of the bulls. B D 6 PAMPLONA / BARCELONA In Zaragoza, view the Cathedrals of El Pilar and La Seo.Then on to Barcelona. B 7 BARCELONA SIGHTSEEING & free timE  U See the Gothic quarter, Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia, the Columbus Monument and stroll along Las Ramblas with a Local Guide. Get a Unique Insight into Spanish cuisine on a guided walk through the food stalls of La Boqueria Market. Afterward, your time is free. B 8 BARCELONA / VALENCIA 8 Drive to Peñiscola and on toValencia. See the highlights on an orientation tour. B D 9 VALENCIA / GUADIX / GRANADA 8 Travel inland to view the troglodyte cave dwellings at Guadix. On via the jagged Mora Pass to the Moorish city of Granada. B D 10 GRANADA / COSTA DEL SOL  Your Local Guide takes you on a tour of the spectacular Moorish Alhambra Palace.Then on the sunny Costa del Sol. B 11 COSTA DEL SOL. free timE Today you are free to do as you please. B 12 cordoba EXCURSION  Head north to Cordoba. A Local Guide will take you to visit the Mosque of the Caliphs with its striking arches and Byzantine mosaics. In the old Jewish neighborhood, visit the ruins of the 14th-century mudejar-style synagogue. Later, return to the Costa del Sol, where your evening is free. B 13 COSTA DEL SOL / GIBRALTAR  / SEVILLE Cross to the Rock of Gibraltar for duty-free shopping. Back in Spain, travel to Seville. B  The visit to Gibraltar is subject to Gibraltarian and Spanish visa requirements. Check visa requirements with your Travel Agent or local consulate(s). Responsibility for obtaining visa rests with the traveler. 14 SEVILLE SIGHTSEEING & free timE  r See the highlights of Seville with a Local Guide this morning.Tonight, join your companions for a Be My Guest dinner at a hacienda. B BG 15 SEVILLE / MADRID  Take a high-speed train to Madrid. A Local Guide will show you the highlights.Then, visit the world-famous Prado Museum.This evening, celebrate at a Farewell Dinner. B FD 16 DEPART madrid You will be transferred to the airport (conditions apply), where your vacation ends. B BARCELONABARCELONA PEÑISCOLAPEÑISCOLA Spain MEDITERRANEAN SEAVALENCIAVALENCIA GRANADAGRANADA SEVILLESEVILLE MADRIDMADRID GUADIXGUADIX CORDOBACORDOBA TOLEDOTOLEDO Portugal GIBRALTARGIBRALTAR COSTA DEL SOLCOSTA DEL SOL PAMPLONAPAMPLONA SANTANDERSANTANDER BILBAOBILBAO SAN SEBASTIANSAN SEBASTIAN BURGOSBURGOS ZARAGOZAZARAGOZA High SpeedTrain 12 1 1 2 3 2 1 1 8 WINE TASTING or local wine with dinnerU unique insights 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY 1 END CITY r BE MY GUEST  LOCAL GUIDE the basilica de nuestra senora del pilar in zaragoza
  • 30. V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO Spanish Salsa YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers in Madrid on day 2 and in Barcelona on day 10 >> Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling >> Kick-Off Party (KP) with your Travel Director >> 8 hot breakfasts (B); 3 ­three-course dinners (D) including a Be My Guest barbecue (BG) and a Farewell Dinner (FD) with drinks >> Services of a professional Travel Director >> Luxury motorcoach with air conditioning, reclining seats and onboard ­restroom >> Sightseeing with a Local Guide: Madrid, Toledo, Cordoba, Seville, Granada, Barcelona Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary hiddentreasure A unique experience provided by yourTravel Director >> Special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges >> Just 4 KidsTravel Pack >> Portfolio of travel documents >> Souvenir photo your personally selected hotels Madrid | NH Eurobuilding F Seville | Tryp Macarena F Granada | Alhamar F Valencia | NovotelValencia F Barcelona | Hesperia Fira Suite F F First Class DEPARTURES FROMTHE USA & PRICES per person* Fridays: Mar 22, 29 – $2,025 Apr 5, 12 – $2,025 May 31 – $2,025 Jun 7, 14, 21 – $2,025 Jun 28 – $1,999 Jul 5, 12 – $1,999 Aug 2, 9 – $1,999 Sep 20, 27 – $2,025 *Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. International airfare between your U.S. gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end cities is not included in the prices above. Brendan Vacations guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. Single Room Supplement: $430 Triple Room Reduction: $135 Quad Room Reduction: $200 Early Payment Discount: pay by Dec 27 & save up to $203; pay by Feb 28 & save up to $152; pay by Apr 30 & save up to $101 Second Vacation Discount: up to $101 Young Traveler Discount: $200 REF: FPWO 1 DEPART USA Board your overnight transatlantic flight. 2 Arrive in MADRID, SPAIN After check-in, there is time to explore. Later, gather for a Kick-Off Party. KP 3 TOLEDO EXCURSION & MADRID SIGHTSEEING  Drive toToledo, where a walking tour with a Local Guide includes a visit to the Synagogue and the Church of SantoTomé.Then back to Madrid to see the Cervantes Memorial in the Plaza de España, the Puerta del Sol and more. B 4 MADRID / CORDOBA / SEVILLE r Head to Cordoba to visit the Mosque of the Caliphs. Continue to Seville and enjoy a Be My Guest barbecue, Spanish style! B BG 5 SEVILLE SIGHTSEEING & free timE   See the cathedral with the tomb of Christopher Columbus and Maria Luisa Park, then walk through the Jewish quarter with a Local Guide. Later, take an exciting Flamenco dancing lesson, a Local Specialty. B 6 SEVILLE / GRANADA  Admire the scenery as you drive to Granada. Join a Local Guide for a sightseeing tour which includes a visit to one of the most impressive sights in Spain, the MoorishAlhambra Palace. Don’t miss the exotic water gardens of the Generalife, with superb views across the town and surrounding hills. B 7 GRANADA / VALENCIA  Drive to Guadix to see the unique cave dwellings. Then on toValencia to see the Bull Ring.Valencia is where paella was invented, and you will learn how to make this seafood dish and eat it too! B D 8 VALENCIA / BARCELONA  Stop in Peñiscola, dominated by the medieval castle.Then on to Barcelona for a tour with a Local Guide highlighting the architectural creations of Gaudi, the Ramblas and more. B 9 FC BARCELONA’S CAMP NOU EXCURSION U Head out to Camp Nou, FC Barcelona’s football stadium.Visit the museum here and see their trophies. Then there’s free time in the city.This evening, celebrate the end of your Spanish vacation at a special Farewell Dinner. B FD 10 DEPART BARCELONA Included transfer to the airport (conditions apply) where your vacation ends. B FAMILY VACATION DAY FROMTHE USA MADRIDTO BARCELONA $1999from land only Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company This itinerary is available exclusively on our website. It does not appear in our printed brochure. MADRIDMADRID PEÑISCOLAPEÑISCOLA S p a i n BARCELONABARCELONA TOLEDO CORDOBA VALENCIAVALENCIA SEVILLESEVILLE GRANADAGRANADA GUADIX 22 2 1 1 U unique insights 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY 1 END CITY r be my guest LOCAL SPECIALTY  LOCAL GUIDE
  • 31. 98 V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO 1 DEPART from the USA Board your overnight transatlantic flight. 2 ARRIVE in LISBON, PORTUGAL Tonight, join yourTravel Director for aWelcome Reception and an orientation drive.WR 3 LISBON SIGHTSEEING & free timE  Visit the Hieronymite Monastery withVasco da Gama’s tomb on a tour with a Local Guide. On to view BelemTower and the Monument to the Discoveries.Your afternoon is free. B 4 LISBON / VILAMOURA Drive south, crossing the RiverTagus to the Algarve coast andVilamoura. ­B 5 ALGARVE EXCURSION 8 Admire spectacular views from the Sagres Peninsula. Follow the coast to Cape St.Vincent, and visit the resort of Lagos, where Henry the Navigator lived.Tonight, meet for a Highlight Dinner. B HD 6 VILAMOURA / EVORA  8 Cross the Serra de Caldeirao to Evora.Visit the cathedral, the Roman temple and Ossuary Chapel with a Local Guide. Spend time this afternoon exploring the city walls and lanes. B D 7 EVORA / VISEU North to Castelo deVide and wander through narrow alleys and the Jewish quarter. In Belmonte, see the Roman tower. Arrive later atViseu. B 8 VISEU / MATEUS / OPORTO r Travel through the DouroValley where port wine is produced. Explore the gardens at the Palacio de Mateus. Savor a Be My Guest lunch at a traditional “quinta,” then on to Oporto. B BG 9 OPORTO SIGHTSEEING & free timE 8 See the highlights of Oporto, then enjoy a wine tasting at a port cellar.The afternoon is free. B 10 OPORTO / FATIMA 8 In Coimbra, see ancient squares and visit the University with an ornate Baroque library. Stop in the Roman town of Conimbriga and visit the Convent of Christ atTomar. On to Fatima. B D 11 FATIMA / LISBON Visit the Basilica at the pilgrimage site of Fatima. At Batalha, visit the monastery. Stop in the fishing town of Nazaré and medieval Obidos. Back in Lisbon, gather for a Farewell Dinner. B FD 12 DEPART LISBON You will be transferred to the airport (conditions apply), where your vacation ends. B fromthe usa Lisbonto lisbon PortugalBest of YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers in Lisbon on Days 2 and 12 >> Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling >> Welcome Reception (WR) with light snacks and drinks >> 10 hot breakfasts (B); a Be My Guest lunch (BG); 4 three-course dinners (D) including a Highlight Dinner with wine (HD) and a Farewell Dinner (FD) with wine >> Services of a professional Travel Director >> Luxury motorcoach with air conditioning, reclining seats and onboard ­restroom >> Sightseeing with a Local Guide: Lisbon, Evora, Oporto Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary hidden treasure A unique experience provided by yourTravel Director >> Special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges >> Portfolio of travel documents >> Souvenir photo your personally selected hotels Lisbon | HF Fenix Urban F Vilamoura | PestanaVila Sol Resort MD Evora | M’ar De Ar Muralhas SF Viseu | GraoVasco F Oporto | HF Ipanema Porto F Fatima | Hotel Fatima F Lisbon |Corinthia SF MD Moderate Deluxe SF Superior First Class F First Class $1985from land only REF: PORT DEPARTURES FROMTHE USA & PRICES per person* Tuesdays: Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – $1,985 May 7, 14, 21, 28 – $1,985 Jun 4, 11, 18, 25 – $1,985 Jul 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – $1,985 Aug 6, 13, 20, 27 – $1,985 Sep 3, 10, 17, 24 – $1,999 Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 – $1,985 *Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. International airfare between your U.S. gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end cities is not included in the prices above. Brendan Vacations guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. Single Room Supplement: $430 Triple Room Reduction: $40 Early Payment Discount: pay by Dec 27 & save up to $200; pay by Feb 28 & save up to $150; pay by Apr 30 & save up to $100 Second Vacation Discount: up to $100 Young Traveler Discount: $190 REGIONAL VACATION DAY Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company This itinerary is available exclusively on our website. It does not appear in our printed brochure. VILAMOURAVILAMOURA VISEUVISEU LISBONLISBON EVORAEVORA LAGOSLAGOS OPORTOOPORTO Portugal OBIDOSOBIDOS BELMONTEBELMONTE CASTELO DEVIDE CASTELO DEVIDE CAPE ST.VINCENT CAPE ST.VINCENT ALGARVEAlgarve DOURO VALLEYDouro Valley ALENTEJOAlentejo FATIMAFATIMA GUIMARÃESGUIMARÃES MATEUSMATEUS CONIMBRIGACONIMBRIGA NAZARÉNAZARÉ BATALHABATALHA TOMARTOMAR COIMBRACOIMBRA 1 2 1 1 2 2 1 8 WINE TASTING or local wine with dinnerr BE MY GUEST  LOCAL GUIDE 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY 1 END CITY
  • 32. YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers inAmsterdam on Day 2 and in Paris on Day 8 >> Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling >> 6 buffet breakfasts (B); 3 three-course dinners (D) >> Services of a professionalTravel Director >> Luxury motorcoach with air conditioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom >> Sightseeing, special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary >> Portfolio of travel documents DEPARTURES FROMthe USA & PRICES per person* Sundays: Apr 14, 21, 28 – $1,299 May 5, 12, 19, 26 – $1,299 Jun 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – $1,299 Jul 7, 14, 21, 28 – $1,299 Aug 4, 11, 18, 25 – $1,299 Sep 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 – $1,325 Oct 6, 13 – $1,299 *Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. International airfare between your U.S. gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end cities is not included in the prices above. Brendan Vacations guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. Single Room Supplement: $250 Triple Room Reduction: $20 Early Payment Discount: pay by Dec 27 & save up to $133; pay by Feb 28 & save up to $99; pay by Apr 30 & save up to $66 Second Vacation Discount: up to $66 Young Traveler Discount: $130 fromthe usa amsterdamto paris your personally selected hotels Amsterdam | Ibis Amsterdam Airport ST Rhineland | Ramada Neustadt MF Lake Lucerne | Himmelrich F Paris | Courtyard Paris Arcueil F F First Class MF Moderate First Class ST SuperiorTourist Class REF: EGOEA $1299from land only V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO low cost VACATION Europeglimpse of Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company This itinerary is available exclusively on our website. It does not appear in our printed brochure. amsterdam cruise on the rhine past little towns and vineyards
  • 33. 1 Depart from the USA Board your overnight transatlantic flight. 2 Arrive in Amsterdam, Netherlands Welcome to Amsterdam!You will be transferred to your hotel.This afternoon, an orientation tour of the city includes views of the MintTower beside the floating flower market and Dam Square.The rest of the day is free to explore on your own or perhaps take a canal cruise in a glass-roofed boat. DAY 3 Amsterdam / Rhineland, Germany Travel through the Dutch countryside, passing Utrecht and Arnhem. Cross into Germany and on to the picturesque RhineValley. Embark on a cruise on the Rhine River, sailing past little towns and vineyards. Disembark and continue to your hotel in the Rhineland city of Weinstrasse. B D 4 Rhineland / heidelberg / Lake Lucerne, Switzerland Head to Heidelberg and take in views of the red sandstone castle. Continue through the Black Forest region, famous for its cuckoo clocks, smoked ham and Black Forest cake. Then cross the border into Switzerland. Stop to admire impressive Rhine Falls before heading to the scenic region of Lake Lucerne. Later, you might want to attend an optional Swiss Folklore Show and hear the Alphorn and yodelling. B D 5 Lucerne Orientation & free time A tour of this medieval city highlights the Lion Monument, built in memory of Louis XVI’s courageous Swiss Guards, the Chapel Bridge and the Baroque Jesuit Church. Later, perhaps take an optional excursion to the top of one of the surrounding moutains or wander through the quaint streets of old town and shop for Swiss chocolate or watches. B D 6 Lake Lucerne / Paris, France Head north across the border into France. Pass Belfort and the remains of the Maginot Line, built afterWWI, and on through the Burgundy region with views of the vineyards. Continue past the rolling farmland of Auxerre. Arriving in dazzling Paris, your evening is at leisure. Perhaps take an optional illuminations tour of the city. B 7 Paris Sightseeing & free time Your guided morning sightseeing tour includes views of the Champs Élysées, Place de la Concorde, the Arc deTriomphe, EiffelTower and Notre Dame Cathedral.The rest of the day is at leisure. B 8 Depart Paris You will be transferred to the airport (conditions apply), where your vacation ends. B impressive rhine falls in schaffhausen ST. GOARST. GOAR France AMSTERDAMAMSTERDAM LAKE LUCERNELAKE LUCERNE PARISPARIS BOPPARDBOPPARD Switzerland ARNHEMARNHEM SCHAFFHAUSENSCHAFFHAUSEN Netherlands Germany Rhine Cruise HEIDELBERGHEIDELBERG RHINELANDRHINELAND 2 1 2 1 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY 1 END CITY
  • 34. YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers in Rome on Day 2 and in London on Day 11 >> Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling >> Welcome Reception (WR) with light snacks and drinks >> 9 breakfasts (B); 2 three-course dinners (D) including a Farewell Dinner (FD) with wine >> Services of a professionalTravel Director while touring; host service in London >> Luxury motorcoach with air conditioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom >> Sightseeing with a Local Guide: Rome, Paris, London Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary hidden treasure A unique experience provided by yourTravel Director >> Special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges >> Portfolio of travel documents >> Souvenir photo DEPARTURES FROMthe USA & PRICES per person* Sundays: Mar 31 – $2,635 Apr 7 – $2,735 Apr 14, 21, 28 – $2,835 May 5, 12, 19, 26 – $2,835 Jun 2, 9, 16, 23 – $2,835 Jun 30 – $2,775 Jul 7, 14, 21,28 – $2,775 Aug 4, 11, 18, 25 – $2,775 Sep 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 – $2,865 Oct 6, 13, 20, 27 – $2,835 Nov 3‡, 10‡, 17‡, 24‡ – $2,425 Dec 1‡, 8‡, 15‡ – $2,425 Dec 22‡§ – $2,499 Dec 29‡§ – $2,585 2014‡: Jan 5, 12, 19, 26 – $2,425 Feb 2, 9, 16, 23 – $2,425 Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – $2,425 *Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. International airfare between your U.S. gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end cities is not included in the prices above. Brendan Vacations guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. § Holiday Departures: Christmas and New Year Celebrations have been arranged for these departures. ‡ Winter Departures (REF: WROL): Please note, these departures are subject to itinerary, hotel, discount and price modifications. Details will be confirmed in Apr 2013. Single Room Supplement: $590 (Nov 3-Mar 30, ’14), $700 (all other departures) Triple Room Reduction: $50 Early Payment Discount: pay by Dec 27 & save up to $287; pay by Feb 28 & save up to $215; pay by Apr 30 & save up to $143 Second Vacation Discount: up to $143 Young Traveler Discount: $260 fromthe usa rometo london your personally selected hotels Rome | Crowne Plaza St. Peters SF Venice | NH Laguna Palace SF Lucerne | Radisson Blu Lucerne F Paris | Renaissance La Defense SF London | Cumberland MD MD Moderate Deluxe SF Superior First Class F First Class REF: EROL $2425from land only V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO DISCOVERY VACATION Dreameuropean Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company This itinerary is available exclusively on our website. It does not appear in our printed brochure. rome’s colosseum was originally called the flavian amphitheater london
  • 35. 1 Depart from the USA Board your overnight transatlantic flight. 2 Arrive in Rome, Italy Welcome to Rome!There is time to relax and unwind.Tonight, enjoy aWelcome Reception followed by an orientation drive around the city. WR 3 Rome Sightseeing & free time  Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica to see Michelangelo’s masterpiece, La Pietà.Then cross theTiber River and take in views of the Forum, Colosseum and Circus Maximus.The afternoon and evening are free. B 4 Rome / Venice  Travel north through the rolling Italian countryside toVenice. Upon arrival, cruise along the Grand Canal, viewing the Basilica and the Doges Palace. Next, visit a glass­ blowing workshop for a demonstration of this Local Specialty.Your evening is free. B 5 Venice / Verona / Lucerne, switzerland Head toVerona and see the Roman Amphitheater and Juliet’s balcony. Continue to cross the border into Switzerland and on to lovely lakeside Lucerne. B D 6 Lucerne sightseeing & free time See the moving Lion Monument and walk along the covered wooden Chapel Bridge.Then your time is free to take an optional mountain excursion or shop for Swiss watches and tempting chocolate. B 7 Lucerne / Paris, France Journey to the border between Switzerland and France. Crossing into France, see the vineyards of Burgundy. Continue on to glittering Paris. B 8 Paris Sightseeing & free time  A morning sightseeing tour with a Local Guide includes views of the Champs Élysées and the Arc deTriomphe. Ascend the EiffelTower to the second level for wonderful views of the city.The afternoon is free.Tonight, relish a Farewell Dinner. B FD 9 Paris / London, England Drive north to Calais, where you board a Channel ferry for Dover, then continue by coach to London. B 10 London Sightseeing & free time  Join a Local Guide and see the highlights of the English capital.Your tour includes views of Big Ben, the elegant Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace and more. The afternoon and evening are free to relax, do some last- minute shopping, or explore more on your own. B 11 Depart London You will be transferred to the airport (conditions apply), where your vacation ends. B DAY construction on notre dame cathedral began in 1163 LONDONLONDON DOVERDOVER France NORTH SEA VENICEVENICE ROMEROME LUCERNELUCERNE PARISPARIS CALAISCALAIS Germany England Netherlands Austria Italy Switzerland Belgium Luxembourg VERONAVERONA 2 2 2 2 1 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY 1 END CITY  LOCAL SPECIALTY  LOCAL GUIDE burgundy is known for her fine wines
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  • 38. V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO South America BEST OF YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> All internal air and round-trip transfers between the airport and hotel, including baggage handling at the airport >> Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling >> Welcome Reception with light appetizers and wine (WR) >> 12 full breakfasts (B); 3 Highlight Lunches with drinks or wine (HL); 6 dinners (D), including 2 High­light Dinners with wine (HD), Be My Guest dinner with wine (BG), and Farewell Dinner with wine (FD) >> Services of an English-speakingTravel Director >> Sightseeing, special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary hiddentreasure A unique experience provided by yourTravel Director >> Portfolio of travel documents >> Souvenir photo your personally selected hotels Rio de Janeiro | Rio Othon Palace MD Iguassu Falls | MabuThermas & Resort F BuenosAires | Sheraton Libertador Hotel SF Santiago | InterContinental DLX DLX Deluxe MD Moderate Deluxe SF Superior First Class F First Class REF: LBSA DEPARTURES & PRICES per person* Fridays: 2013: Jan 11, 25 – $4,395 Feb 1, 22 – $4,395 Mar 1, 8, 22 – $4,395 Apr 5, 19, 26 – $4,395 May 3, 17, 24 – $4,395 Jun 7 – $4,395 Jul 5, 12 – $4,395 Aug 9, 23 – $4,395 Sep 6, 20, 27 – $4,395 Oct 18, 25 – $4,395 Nov 1, 15, 22§, 29 – $4,395 Dec 13 – $4,395 2014‡: Jan 17, 24, 31 – $4,850 Feb 7, 14, 21 – $4,850 Mar 7, 14, 28 – $4,850 Apr 4, 11, 18 – $4,850 Sunday: 2013: Dec 22§ – $4,495 * Per person prices are based on two people sharing a room. Land & Internal Air prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Rio de Janeiro-Iguassu, Iguassu- Buenos Aires and Buenos Aires-Santiago and may require purchase of round-trip air travel on LAN Airlines between your U.S. gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end cities. If flying with another airline between your U.S. gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end cities, the above prices may be higher. Prices are accurate as of Jun 30, 2012. For up-to-date information, please visit BrendanVacations.com. International airfare between your U.S. gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end cities is additional; please check with your Travel Agent or Brendan Specialist for special airfares originating in U.S. NOTE: You may require a visa or be subject to an entrance fee to many South American countries. U.S. passport holders must obtain a visa to enter Brazil. Airport departure taxes may also apply at some airports in South America. Please check with your travel agent or local consulate for current information. ‡ 2014 dates are subject to date, price and itinerary modifications. Details will be available in Jul 2013. § Holiday departures – Thanksgiving Nov 22 ‘13; Christmas Dec 22 ‘13. leisurely vacation magnificent iguassu falls $4395from land & internal air Single Room Supplement: $1,775 (Jan 11 ‘13- Dec 13 ‘13); $1,850 (Dec 22 ‘13); $1,955 (Jan 17 ‘14- Apr 18 ‘14) Triple Room Reduction: $220 Early Payment Discount: 12 months $385; 10 months $290; 6 months $195 Second Vacation Discount: save up to $195 Frequent Traveler Discount: $195 Young Traveler Discount: $385 (5-17 years) Friends & Family Discount: $195 (5-8 guests) Rio de janeiroto santiago Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company
  • 39. To Easter Island 4-Day Post Extension Brazilian Amazon 4-Day Pre Extension P PACIFIC OCEAN ATLANTIC OCEAN Brazil Argentina RIO DE JANEIRO RIO DE JANEIRO BUENOS AIRES BUENOS AIRES IGUASSU FALLS IGUASSU FALLS SANTIAGOSANTIAGO Chile Bolivia Peru Paraguay Uruguay AMAZON RIVER P P P P 3 4 2 3 8 WINE TASTINGr BE MY GUEST LOCAL SPECIALTY  LOCAL GUIDE " local expert Highest elevation point: 2,300 ft. 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY 1 END CITY 1 arrive in rio de janeiro, brazil Depending on your flight schedule, guests may arrive in Rio de Janeiro today. In this case, you will be met and transferred to your hotel, where your room will be available for check-in after 3 p.m.The rest of the day is free. 2 Rio de Janeiro SIGHTSEEING Most guests will arrive in Rio early this morning. You will be met and taken to your hotel, where your room is available for immediate check-in. This afternoon, join yourTravel Director for an exploration of the cidade maravilhosa (marvelous city) and its many contrasts. Stretch your legs in Flamengo Park before ascending Sugarloaf Mountain via cable car for astounding views.This evening, enjoy aWelcome Reception at the hotel. B wr 3 Rio de Janeiro sightseeing & free time Board a classic cogwheel train for the journey to the summit of Corcovado, site of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue. After admiring the panoramic views, head back down the mountain and see Copacabana and Ipanema beaches and stop for a Highlight Lunch at a local restaurant.The rest of the day is free. B hl 4 rio de janeiro free day  Enjoy a full day to explore the wonders of Rio on your own.YourTravel Director will be happy to help you plan your day.This evening, learn how to mix the perfect Caipirinha, a Local Specialty, and indulge in a traditional barbeque Highlight Dinner at a local DAY churrascaria. Feel the spirit of Rio’s world- famous Carnival with a lively extravaganza of Samba song-and-dance. B hd 5 rio de janeiro / iguassu falls  Brazil is world renowned for its vast array of gemstones.This morning, learn about this Local Specialty and watch the process as precious metals and rough gemstones are transformed into works of art.Then fly to magnificent Iguassu Falls. A UNESCOWorld Heritage Site, Iguassu National Park boasts one of the world’s largest and most impressive waterfalls and is home to many rare and endangered species of flora and fauna. Later, enjoy dinner at the hotel. ­B d 6 iguassu falls sightseeing & free time  Enter Iguassu National Park and spend the morning exploring the Brazilian side of the cascades with a Local Guide, including a scenic walk through the rainforest at the base of the falls. After enjoying a Highlight Lunch at a local restaurant with a view of the falls, return to your hotel for an afternoon of free time. B hl 7 iguassu falls / buenos aires, argentina " Cross into Argentina and visit theVisitors Center.Take a walk along a scenic catwalk and board the open-air Ecological JungleTrain for a different perspective on the falls and view the thunderous Devil’sThroat Falls.Then fly to Buenos Aires and arrive at your hotel located in the heart of the city. Late afternoon, enjoy a light buffet dinner with drinks followed by a presentation by a Local Expert on the country’s culture, traditions and passions. b d 8 Buenos Aires sightseeing & free time   r Embark on an in-depth tour of the city, with a Local Guide. Stop at the workshop of a master leather artisan and learn how the Local Specialty of Argentine leather goods are made. Then, visit the Recoleta, where Argentina’s former first lady, Eva Peron (Evita), is buried. Enjoy some free time before a Be My Guest experience in fashionable Palermo Soho this evening where you will be welcomed by a local family and long-time residents. Be delighted as they wine and dine you with home­made family recipes. Discover the secrets of kneading country bread and watch as your hosts demonstrate the art of typical Argentinean crafts. B BG 9 buenos aires free day Enjoy a morning and afternoon of free time. Explore the city or choose an exciting optional excursion.This evening, enjoy a Highlight Dinner and a chance for an authentic taste of Argentinean beef! Cap off the evening watching the best tango dancers in Buenos Aires perform. b hd 10 buenos aires / santiago, chile Fly west across the Andes to Santiago, the Chilean capital. Settle into your hotel, in the heart of one of Santiago’s most beautiful neighborhoods.Your evening is free. B 11 saNTIAGO sightseeing  8 " Meet your Local Guide and embark on a tour of this vibrant city.View the many highlights including the Palacio de la Moneda before a stop at the Central Market and visit to San Francisco Church and Monastery. Stop at San Cristobal Hill for panoramic views of the city and Andes en route to the wine- producing MaipoValley. Enjoy a private visit at an exclusive winery where you’ll meet the winemaker, your Local Expert, who escorts you on a personal winery experience that includes WineTasting followed by a gourmet Highlight Lunch served on the beautiful grounds. Back in Santiago, the rest of the day is free. ­B hl 12 Santiago free day Enjoy a day of free time in Santiago. Perhaps join an optional trip toValparaiso andVina del Mar.This evening, gather for a festive Farewell Dinner with a folklore show. B fd 13 depart santiago You will be transferred to the airport where your vacation ends. For your comfort, your room is reserved until 6 p.m. B Add the Brazilian Amazon before your vacation and Easter Island after your vacation For more details, ask your Brendan Specialist.
  • 40. V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO machu picchu cusco’s colonial cathedral Inca Mysteries conquistadors, sacredvalleys & YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> All internal air and round-trip trans­fers between the airport and hotels, includ­ing baggage handling at the airport >> Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes and service charges >> 10 breakfasts, including 1 continental breakfast (CB) and 9 full breakfasts (B); 6 lunches, includ­ing Kick-off Party/Be My Guest lunch (KP/BG), 2 lunches (L), 2 Highlight Lunches with drinks (HL), and boxed picnic lunch (L); 3 dinners, including 2 Highlight Dinners with wine (HD) and Farewell Dinner with wine (FD) >> Services of an English-speaking Travel Director >> Sightseeing, special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary hidden treasure A unique experience provided by yourTravel Director >> Portfolio of travel documents >> Souvenir photo >> Just 4 Kids Surprise Pack REF: LCSV DEPARTURES & PRICES per person* Wednesdays: 2013: Apr 10 – $2,825 May 22 – $2,825 Jun 19 – $2,825 Jul 17 – $2,825 Aug 14 – $2,825 Nov 20§ – $2,825 Dec 18§ – $2,895 2014‡: Apr 23 – $3,195 * Per person prices are based on two people sharing a room. Land & Internal Air prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Lima-Cusco and Cusco-Lima and require purchase of round-trip air travel on LAN Airlines between your U.S. gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end cities. If flying with another airline between your U.S. gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end cities, the above prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of Jun 30, 2012. For up-to-date information, please visit BrendanVacations.com. International airfare between your U.S. gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end cities is additional; please check with your Travel Agent or Brendan Specialist for special airfares originating in the U.S. NOTE: You may require a visa or be subject to an entrance fee to many South American countries. Airport departure taxes may also apply at some airports in South America. Please check with your travel agent or local consulate for current information. ‡ 2014 date is subject to date, price and itinerary modifica­tions. Details will be available in Jul 2013. § Holiday departures – Thanksgiving Nov 20 ‘13; Christmas Dec 18 ‘13. Single Room Supplement: $600 (Dec 20 ‘12); $620 (Apr 10 ‘13-Dec 18 ‘13); $680 (Apr 23 ‘14) Triple Room Reduction: $100 Quad Room Reduction: $200 Early Payment Discount: 12 months $235; 10 months $175; 6 months $120 Second Vacation Discount: save up to $120 Frequent Traveler Discount: $120 Young Traveler Discount: $235 (5-17 years) Friends & Family Discount: $120 (5-8 guests) FAMILY VACATION $2825from land & INternal air the nazca lines are a series of ancient geoglyphs located in the nazca desert in southern peru your personally selected hotels Lima | Novotel Lima F SacredValley | Sol y Luna Lodge & Spa SF or Aranwa SacredValley Hotel &Wellness SF Cusco | Novotel Cusco F Ica | Las Dunas Sun Resort F Lima | Novotel Lima F SF Superior First Class F First Class LimaTO lima Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company
  • 41. P P P P To Quito & Galapagos Islands Cruise 7-Day Post Extension To Easter Island 4-Day Post Extension To Peruvian Amazon 5-Day Pre Extension P P P PACIFIC OCEAN Peru SACRED VALLEY SACRED VALLEY CUSCOCUSCO LIMALIMA ICAICABALLESTAS ISLANDSBALLESTAS ISLANDS NAZCA LINESNAZCA LINES MACHU PICCHU MACHU PICCHU MARASMARAS Colombia Bolivia 1 2 3 2 2 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY 1 END CITY blue-footed boobies r be my guest LOCAL SPECIALTY  LOCAL GUIDE " local expert 1 ARRIVE IN LIMA, PERU Depending on your flight schedule, you may arrive in Lima today in the late evening. In this case, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in San Isidro. (Check-in time is 3 p.m.) 2 LIMA free time & SIGHTSEEING r  For guests arriving early this morning, you will be met and transferred to the hotel, where your room is ready for immediate check-in. At lunchtime, join yourTravel Director for a Be My Guest lunch at the Casa Diez Canseco. Here, Dr. Diez Canseco will show you his beautiful home, and join you in celebrating your arrival in Peru with a Kick-off Party and a home-cooked meal of tasty Peruvian dishes.Then, set out on a walk with a Local Guide through Lima’s UNESCOWorld Heritage historic center. Be brave as you descend into the eerie catacombs of the San Francisco Monastery, where you will see hundreds of old bones and skulls. Later, see the collection of pre-Columbian artifacts at the Larco Museum. B KP/BG 3 LIMA / cusco / SACRED VALLEY  "  Fly to Cusco and travel toward the Sacred Valley with a Local Guide. En route, visit Awana- ­kancha and see llamas, alpacas and vicunas. Travel on toWayra Ranch for a Highlight Lunch and an exciting performance of dancing and horsemanship featuring Peruvian Paseo horses. Later, meet ceramicist Pablo Seminario, a Local Expert, who will show you how to create your own pottery masterpiece to keep as a souvenir. Next, sample the Peruvian drink called chicha, a Local Specialty. After tonight’s “MakeYour Own Pizza” Highlight Dinner party, meet an Andean storyteller, and hear intriguing local legends and the strange story of the quipu or “talking knot.” CB HL HD 4 machu picchu adventures Ride the rails on an adventure to Machu Picchu, the “Lost City of the Incas.” Explore the ruins, the greatTemple of the Sun, the House of the Priest, the Sacred Plaza and many more cool places. Return to your hotel by train late this afternoon. B L NOTE: On the train to Machu Picchu, only hand luggage can be taken.Your main suitcase will be stored and returned to you in Cusco. Machu Picchu is built on a steep hill, with uneven pathways, rocky terrain and no handrails.You should be in good health and be able to walk without assistance. 5 Sacred Valley adventures  " What do you want to do this morning? Go river rafting? Mountain biking? Horseback riding? Ziplining? Relax at the hotel?The choice is yours – it’s all included!Tempting your taste buds at another Highlight Lunch is a Peruvian Pachamanca Feast, where you can lend a hand cooking tasty food in a large hole in the ground!Then meet a Shaman for a Local Specialty demonstration of the Inca’s Pago a laTierra, or Payment to the Earth ceremony. Kids and kids at heart can join a game of Sapo or “frog game,” handed down from an ancient Inca royal family.Tonight, stargaze with a Local Expert at the Observatory. B HL 6 SACRED VALLEY / MARAS / SACSAYHUAMAN / CUSCO  Learn about Peru’s ancient farming history as you explore some farm fields.Then saddle up a donkey for a ride through the little village of DAY Maras, and visit the ancient Inca salt pans with a guide. Call in on a local family, have a boxed picnic lunch and learn how to make delicious quinoa soup, a Local Specialty. At the Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman, try to figure out how the ancient Incas moved these enormous stones. ­B L 7 CuSco Sightseeing & free time   This morning, join a Local Guide and check out Cusco’s colonial Cathedral and theTemple of the Sun. Continue on to watch expert weavers create the Local Specialty of intricate Andean Textiles and try some weaving yourself.Then meet musician and composer Kike Pinto and learn about the music of the Andes.You’ll see 400 kinds of instruments from all over Peru and learn how to play the famous quena, the Andes flute, which is yours to keep.This afternoon is free. Join in the fun at tonight’s Highlight Dinner, where you’ll be shown traditional dances. B HD 8 CUSCO / LIMA / ICA  Fly back to Lima and travel with a Local Guide south into the Peruvian coastal desert to Ica. View the creepy collection of mummies and learn about the sacred burial process at the Regional Museum. B L 9 nazca lines / icA adventures  Take to the sky to see the mysterious Nazca Lines, another UNESCOWorld Heritage Site. Marvel at the grand ancient drawings of creatures and wonder how and why they were created. Back on the ground, grownups can sample Peru’s Local Specialty, pisco at El Catador PiscoWinery, while kids will enjoy a stop at a chocolate factory.This afternoon, hit the slopes on a fast and furious dune buggy ride and sand-boarding adventure on the vast sand dunes!Tonight, enjoy a festive Farewell Dinner. B FD 10 ICA / BALLESTAS ISLANDS / LIMA  Board a motorboat for an expedition with a Local Guide to the Ballestas Islands. See the Candelabra, another huge design carved into the earth; then observe sea lions, Humboldt penguins, countless bird species, and, if you’re lucky, dolphins playing in the waves and blue-footed boobies. Return to Lima late this afternoon. B 11 Depart LIMA Bid adios to your newfound companeros as you transfer to the airport where your vacation ends. B NOTE: Depending on your flight schedule, you may be transferred to the airport late in the evening of Day 10. Add the Peruvian Amazon before your vacation and the Galapagos Islands cruise or Easter Island after your vacation See our 2013 Worldwide GuidedVacations brochure for more details, pages 274-275. Highest elevation point: 11,000 ft.
  • 42. V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO Cultures & Contrastsof south america YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> All internal air and round-trip transfers between the airport and hotel, including baggage handling at the airport >> Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling >> Welcome Reception with light appetizers and wine (WR) >> 15 full breakfasts (B); 4 lunches, including 3 Highlight Lunches with drinks or wine (HL) and 1 lunch (L); 8 dinners, including 2 High­light Dinners with wine (HD), Be My Guest dinner with wine (BG), and Farewell Dinner with wine (FD) >> Services of an English-speaking Travel Director >> Sightseeing, special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary hiddentreasure A unique experience provided by yourTravel Director >> Portfolio of travel documents >> Souvenir photo your personally selected hotels Rio de Janeiro | Rio Othon Palace MD Iguassu Falls | MabuThermas & Resort F BuenosAires | Sheraton Libertador Hotel SF Bariloche | Hotel Edelweiss SF PuertoVaras | Cabana del Lago Hotel F Santiago | InterContinental Santiago MD MD Moderate Deluxe SF Superior First Class F First Class REF: LCAC DEPARTURES & PRICES per person* Saturdays: 2013: Jan 19 – $5,550 Feb 2, 23 – $5,550 Mar 2, 16, 30§ – $5,550 Oct 26 – $5,550 Nov 23§ – $5,550 Dec 21§ – $5,750 2014‡: Jan 18 – $6,125 Feb 15 – $6,125 Mar 15, 29 – $6,125 * Per person prices are based on two people sharing a room. Land & Internal Air prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Rio de Janeiro-Iguassu, Iguassu- Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires-Bariloche and Puerto Montt- Santiago, and may require purchase of round-trip air travel on LAN Airlines between your U.S. gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end cities. If flying with another airline between your U.S. gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end cities, the above prices may be higher. Prices are accurate as of Jun 30, 2012. For up-to-date information, please visit BrendanVacations.com. International airfare between your U.S. gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end cities is additional; please check with your Travel Agent or Brendan Specialist for special airfares originating in the U.S. NOTE: You may require a visa or be subject to an entrance fee to many South American countries. U.S. passport holders must obtain a visa to enter Brazil. Airport departure taxes may also apply at some airports in South America. Please check with your travel agent or local consulate for current information. ‡ 2014 dates are subject to date, price and itinerary modifications. Details will be available in Jul 2013. § Holiday departures – Easter Mar 30 ‘13; Thanksgiving Nov 23 ‘13; Christmas Dec 21 ‘13. DISCOVERY VACATION the colorful pile dwellings on chiloe island patagonia’s lake district $5550from land & INTernal air Single Room Supplement: $1,995 (Jan 19 ‘13- Nov 23 ‘13); $2,135 (Dec 21 ‘13); $2,195 (Jan 18 ‘14- Mar 29 ‘14) Triple Room Reduction: $265 Early Payment Discount: 12 months $485; 10 months $365; 6 months $245 Second Vacation Discount: save up to $245 Frequent Traveler Discount: $245 Young Traveler Discount: $485 (5-17 years) Friends & Family Discount: $245 (5-8 guests) ride the cable car to sugarloaf mountain rio de janeiroTO santiago Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company
  • 43. PACIFIC OCEAN ATLANTIC OCEAN B r a z i l Argentina RIO DE JANEIRO RIO DE JANEIRO BUENOS AIRES BUENOS AIRES IGUASSU FALLS IGUASSU FALLS Peru AMAZON RIVER Uruguay COLONIAL DEL SACRAMENTO COLONIAL DEL SACRAMENTO BARILOCHEBARILOCHE LAKE DISTRICT LAKE DISTRICT PUERTO VARAS PUERTO VARAS SANTIAGOSANTIAGO To Easter Island 4-Day Post Extension To Highlights of Peru 7-Day Post Extension Paraguay Bolivia Chile Brazilian Amazon 4-Day Pre Extension P P P P P P 4 4 1 2 2 2 r be my guest LOCAL SPECIALTY  LOCAL GUIDE 8 WINE TASTING" local expert 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY 1 END CITY Highest elevation point: 3,000 ft. 1 arrive in rio de janeiro, brazil Depending on your flight schedule, guests may arrive in Rio de Janeiro today. In this case, you will be met and transferred to your hotel, where your room will be available for check-in after 3 p.m.The rest of the day is free. 2 Rio de Janeiro SIGHTSEEING Most guests will arrive in Rio early this morning. You will be met and taken to your hotel, where your room is available for immediate check-in. This afternoon, join yourTravel Director for an exploration of the cidade maravilhosa (marvelous city) and its many contrasts. Stretch your legs in Flamengo Park before ascending Sugarloaf Mountain via cable car for astounding views.This evening, enjoy aWelcome Reception at the hotel. B wr 3 Rio de Janeiro SIGHTSEEING & free time  Travel via a classic cogwheel train to the summit of Corcovado, site of the Christ the Redeemer statue. Next, learn about a Local Specialty, Brazil’s precious gemstones; and watch as artisans transform them into works of art. Stop for a Highlight Lunch at a local restaurant and then see Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. This evening, learn how to mix the perfect Caipirinha, a Local Specialty, and indulge in a traditional barbeque Highlight Dinner at a local churrascaria with a lively extravaganza of Samba song-and-dance. b hl hd 4 Rio de Janeiro free day A full free day in colorful Rio.There is plenty to see and do here, and yourTour Director can help you plan your day. ­B 5 Rio de janeiro / iguassu Falls  Fly to Iguassu Falls. Enter Iguassu National Park, a UNESCOWorld Heritage Site, to explore the Brazilian side of the falls with a Local Guide. B d 6 iguassu falls / buenos aires, argentina " Cross into Argentina. Stop at theVisitors Center and take a scenic walk overlooking the falls before boarding the open-air Ecological JungleTrain. Fly to Buenos Aires and arrive at your centrally located hotel. Enjoy a light buffet dinner at your hotel, followed by a presentation by a Local Expert on the passions and traditions of the Argentinean people. B d 7 buenos aires sightseeing   r Join your Local Guide and embark on an in-depth tour of this proud city.Watch as master craftsmen create fine Argentine leather goods, a Local Specialty. See the impressive cemetery where Eva Peron (Evita) is buried, as well as the museum dedicated to her in Palermo. Enjoy some free time. Later gather for an exclusive Be My Guest homemade dinner experience hosted by a local family. B BG 8 colonia del sacramento excursion  Transfer to the pier for the hydrofoil ride to Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay. See the city on a tour, and enjoy a Highlight Lunch in a favorite restaurant.Then explore on your own. Later this afternoon, return by hydrofoil to Buenos Aires. B Hl DAY 9 Buenos Aires free day A full free day.Tonight relish a Highlight Dinner of Argentine beef and an exciting Tango show. B hD 10 Buenos aires / bariloche Fly to the resort town of San Carlos de Bariloche. Enjoy the afternoon to explore the lakeside town on your own.Tonight, enjoy dinner at your hotel. B d 11 Bariloche sightseeing & free time   Meet your Local Guide and travel along the “Circuito Chico” in Nahuel Huapi National Park. Visit lovely Playa Bonita, view St. Edward’s Chapel and ride on a chairlift to the top of Cerro Campanario.Then visit the Chocolate Museum for a tour and sample of this Local Specialty.The rest of the day is free. B 12 bariloche / puerto varas, chile Travel by land and water across the Andean Lake District, stopping in Peulla for lunch and at the Petrohue River to see the burbling water­- falls cascade over the black volcanic rock. Arrive in PuertoVaras and your lakefront hotel. B L d 13 puerto varas free day Relish an entire day to relax or perhaps explore the city at your own pace.There is an optional trip to mythical Chiloe Island. B 14 puerto varas / puerto montt / santiago  " 8 Drive to Puerto Montt and fly to Santiago. Upon arrival, meet your Local Guide and embark on an orientation tour of this vibrant city including the Palacio de la Moneda, a UNESCOWorld Heritage Site and the Central Market. Drive up San Cristobal Hill for panoramic views.Then head for a winery in the MaipoValley, where you will meet the winemaker, and Local Expert, for a personalized winery experience including WineTasting followed by a gourmet Highlight Lunch. Return to Santiago afterward. ­B hl 15 Santiago free day Enjoy a day in Santiago on your own.This evening, gather for a festive Farewell Dinner with a folklore show. b FD 16 depart Santiago You will be transfer to the airport where your vacation ends. For your comfort, rooms are reserved until 6 p.m. B Add the Brazilian Amazon before your vacation and Highlights of Peru or Easter Island after your vacation See our 2013Worldwide GuidedVacations brochure, pages 258-259, for detailed itinerary. For the Highlights of Peru extension, see the following page.
  • 44. Highlights of Peru $2125from land & internal air EXTENSION SANTIAGOTO LIMA 1 SANTIAGO, chile / LIMA, PERU  Fly to Lima this morning, the “City of Kings.” After checking in at your hotel, join your traveling companions to explore Peru’s capital with a Local Guide. See the colonial Plaza San Martin, the Government Palace and the Cathedral.The rest of the evening is free. CB 2 Lima / Cusco / Sacred Valley   Take a morning flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, head into the SacredValley of the Incas with a Local Guide.Visit Awanakancha where you will see llamas, alpacas and vicunas. Learn about traditional Andean textiles, a Local Specialty, and watch the weavers at work. Enjoy a boxed picnic lunch, and then stop at Pisac market and browse for Quechua handicrafts. Then travel to your hotel, a former 18th-century monastery in the heart of the UrubambaValley. ­B l d 3 sacred valley / machu picchu  Start the day with a visit to the ancient Inca stronghold of Ollantaytambo with a Local Guide. Then transfer to the train station for your Vistadome train journey to Machu Picchu, a UNESCOWorld Heritage site.Your expert guide takes you through this once-great fortress set high in the Andes and and one of the New SevenWonders of theWorld. B D NOTE: On the train to Machu Picchu, only hand luggage can be taken.Your main suitcase will be transferred to Cusco and stored. Machu Picchu is built on a steep hill, with uneven pathways, rocky terrain and no handrails.You should be in good health and able to walk without assistance. Add this post-itinerary extension after your “Cultures and Contrasts of South America” guided vacation. your personally selected hotels Lima | Novotel Lima F SacredValley | Sonesta Posadas del Inca F Machu Piccu | HatuchayTower Machu Picchu MF Cusco | Novotel Cusco F Lima | Novotel Lima F F First Class MF Moderate First ClassDAY 4 machu picchu / cusco  Return to Machu Picchu for last impressions of the magnificent ruins on your own.You are free to stroll at your own pace or perhaps hikeWayna Picchu. Later, travel by train and coach to Cusco, stopping at a local chicheria for a taste of chicha – Peruvian corn beer.This evening gather for a Highlight Dinner at a local restaurant. Enjoy local dishes and ancestral dance performances. Back in Cusco, your evening is free. B hd 5 Cusco sightseeing & free time  Cusco is a city enveloped in myth and legend. A morning city tour shows you Cusco’s most important landmarks, including the baroque Cathedral on the Plaza de Armas and the 17th-century Church of Santo Domingo. Next, visit the Inca ruins of Sacsayhuaman in the outskirts of the city. ­B 6 Cusco/ lima " Fly back to Lima this morning.This afternoon meet a Local Expert from Larco Museum.Then gather for a Farewell Dinner. B fd 7 Depart Lima After breakfast, transfer to the airport where your extension ends. CB or B NOTE: Depending on your flight schedule, you may be transferred to the airport late in the evening of Day 6. PRICES PER PERSON FROM* Twin: $2,125; Single: $2,675; Triple: $2,100 * Land & Internal Air prices include economy air and air-related charges for the flights Santiago-Lima, Lima-Cusco and Cusco-Lima, and require purchase of Cultures & Contrasts of South America and may require air transportation on LAN Airlines to/from your U.S. gateway city; if flying with another carrier to/from your U.S. gateway city, the above prices may be higher. Prices are accurate as of Jun 30, 2012. For up-to-date information, please visit BrendanVacations.com. International airfare between your U.S. gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end cities is additional; please check with your Travel Agent or Brendan Specialist for special airfares originating in the U.S. REF: LHPE  LOCAL SPECIALTY  LOCAL GUIDE " local expert From Santiago, Chile P P P P e r u CUSCOCUSCO LIMALIMA MACHU PICCHU MACHU PICCHU SACRED VALLEY SACRED VALLEY Brazil Bolivia Chile 11 2 11 Highest elevation point: 11,100 ft. 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 END CITY  start CITY
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  • 46. V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers in Denver on Day 1 and Las Vegas on Day 7 >> Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling >> Welcome Reception with light appetizers and drinks (WR) >> 6 full breakfasts (B); 3 dinners, including Be My Guest dinner with wine (BG), Navajo Cookout Highlight Dinner with wine (HD), and Farewell Dinner with wine (FD) >> Services of a professional Travel Director >> Luxury motorcoach with air condi­tioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom >> Sightseeing, special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission chargesa Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary hidden treasure A unique experience provided by yourTravel Director >> Portfolio of travel documents >> Souvenir photo DEPARTURES & PRICES per person* Sundays: Jun 2, 9, 16, 30 – $1,795 Jul 7, 21, 28 – $1,795 Aug 4, 18 – $1,795 Sep 8, 15, 22, 29 – $1,795 Oct 6 – $1,795 * Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. Single Room Supplement: $685 Triple Room Reduction: $180 Quad Room Reduction: $269 Early Payment Discount: 12 months $180; 10 months $135; 6 months $90 Second Vacation Discount: save up to $90 Young Traveler Discount: $180 denverto lasvegas your personally selected hotels Denver | Grand Hyatt Denver DLX Moab | Red Cliffs Lodge F MonumentValley | Goulding’s Lodge np Grand Canyon | National Park Lodges np DLX Deluxe F First Class NP National Park REF: DBOC discovery vacation $1795from land only The Canyonlands best of Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company the grand canyon is more than a mile deep at its deepest point mesa verde arches national park
  • 47. 1 Arrive in denver Welcome to the Mile High City! Nestled between the High Plains and the majestic Rockies, Denver entices visitors and locals alike with sunny blue skies and snowcapped peaks. After settling in at your hotel, head out on your own to take in some of Denver’s attractions. At 6 p.m., gather with yourTravel Director for aWelcome Reception. WR 2 DENVER / VAIL / MOAB Head toward the mountains this morning as you ascend into the foothills of the Rockies and cross the Continental Divide on your way to the mountain resort ofVail. Founded in 1966 at the base of the largest ski mountain in the United States, this pretty alpine village has an old-world feel that attracts outdoor enthusiasts. Later, arrive at your charming riverside lodge.Tonight is yours – perhaps opt DAY for taking in the sunset over the red cliffs and aWestern barbecue dinner at your ranch- style lodge. Or if you’re in the mood for more excitement, try a jetboat ride along the mighty Colorado, with a tasty dinner included. B 3 MOAB / CANYONLANDS & ARCHES NATIONAL PARKS r Today, embark on a journey to two national parks. First discover stunning Canyonlands National Park. From scenic overlooks at the Island in the Sky, to the remote canyons of the Maze, to the thunderous rapids of Cataract Canyon, a lifetime of exploration awaits. Also visit magnificent Arches National Park. Here, the wind and rain have eroded the sandstone into more than 2,000 natural arches; wander through a kaleidoscope of geologic time as you watch the light play upon the ancient, multi- colored stone.Tonight venture along the Colorado River for an exclusive Be My Guest experience at a sand beach along the river. B BG 4 MOAB / MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK / MONUMENT VALLEY Travel south this morning through a mesmeriz­ ing landscape dotted with natural arches and rock formations, framed by the jagged Rockies in the distance. Crossing into Colorado, skirt the edge of the San Juan National Forest before arriving at the UNESCOWorld Heritage Site of MesaVerde National Park. Between A.D. 600 and 1300, the Ancestral Puebloan people carved houses and entire communities out of the sandstone along the canyon walls. Explore some of the cliff-top buildings and look down at the massive Cliff House, the largest cliff dwelling in the world; then spend some time in the museum learning about the culture and traditions of this once-great civilization. This evening, enjoy a unique Navajo cookout Highlight Dinner on the floor of Monument Valley and dine on tasty traditional cuisine. B HD 5 MONUMENT VALLEY / LAKE POWELL / GRAND CANYON You might experience a feeling of deja vu when you enter the wide-open expanse of Monument Valley – this scenic location has been preserved forever in classic films such as Stagecoach and The Searchers. Get up close and personal with this magnificent landscape of towering sandstone buttes and lovely desert vistas in special open-air vehicles accompanied by a guide.Then wind your way through the ancestral home of the Navajo people, stopping at CameronTrading Post to browse through handicrafts and maybe enjoy some tasty fry bread. On the way to the Grand Canyon, enjoy a sightseeing stop at the glittering Lake Powell, one of America’s most beautiful lakes. This afternoon, follow scenic DesertView Drive before arriving at the Grand Canyon, a UNESCOWorld Heritage Site. Immerse yourself in the stunning panoramic views from the South Rim. B 6 GRAND CANYON SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME " The day is yours to continue exploration of Grand Canyon National Park, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. If you like, take an optional helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft flightseeing trip to see the canyon from the sky.This afternoon, meet with a Local Expert who walks you through the geologic life of the canyon – you’ll become a geology expert yourself as you examine the multi-colored rocks from different eras of the canyon’s formation.Toast your grand adventure and your new life-long memories at a Farewell Dinner inside the park. B FD 7 GRAND CANYON / DEPART LAS VEGAS Rise early to catch the first rays of light as they illuminate the canyon. Hit the road again, stopping along famed Route 66 hot spots in Seligman and Kingman. Driving through these desert oases is like cruising back in time to see the classic motels, diners and gas stations of a simpler time.Then, it’s full speed ahead to glittering LasVegas where you bid farewell to yourTravel Director. A complimentary transfer is provided to LasVegas International Airport or to the hotel for those wishing to extend their stay. Please do not schedule any flights before 6:30 p.m. B C o l o r a d o U t a h N e v a d a DENVER LAKE POWELL LAS VEGAS LAS VEGAS MONUMENT VALLEY MONUMENT VALLEY MOABMOAB GRAND CANYON NAT’L PARK GRAND CANYON NAT’L PARK CANYONLANDS NAT’L PARK MESAVERDE NAT’L PARK ARCHES NAT’L PARK VAIL A r i z o n a Route 66 1 2 1 2 r be my guest " local expert iconic monument valley  END CITY1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY
  • 48. V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers in Bozeman on day 1 and Jackson on day 8 >> Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling >> Welcome Reception with light appetizers and drinks (WR) >> 7 full breakfasts (B); 3 lunches (L) ; 3 dinners, including 2 three-course dinners (D) and Farewell Dinner with wine (FD) >> Services of a professional Travel Director >> Luxury motorcoach with air condi­tioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom >> Sightseeing, special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary hidden treasure A unique experience provided by yourTravel Director >> Portfolio of travel documents >> Souvenir photo DEPARTURES & PRICES per person* Wednesday: 2012: Dec 19§ – $2,195 Monday: 2013: Jan 21 – $2,125 Tuesday: 2013: Feb 26 – $2,125 * Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. § This departure over the Christmas holiday will enjoy a special holiday-themed meal. Single Room Supplement: $770 (Dec); $750 (Jan-Feb) Triple Room Reduction: $240 Quad Room Reduction: $365 Early Payment Discount: 12 months $213; 10 months $159; 6 months $106 Second Vacation Discount: save up to $106 Young Traveler Discount: $213 Bozemanto Jackson your personally selected hotels Bozeman | Holiday Inn Bozeman F Mammoth | Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel MF Old Faithful | Old Faithful Snow Lodge MF Jackson Hole | Antler Inn MF F First Class MF Moderate First Class REF: DYEL regional vacation $2125from land only Winter Adventure yellowstone Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK HOT SPRINGS ARE THE MOST COLORFUL GEOTHERMAL FEATURES IN THE PARK old faithful geyser bison in lamar valley
  • 49. 1 Arrive in BOZEMAN Welcome to Bozeman! Get settled in to your hotel and relax in preparation for the exciting days ahead in America’s first National Park. At 6 p.m., gather with yourTravel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception. WR 2 BOZEMAN / YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK / MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS Discover the Museum of the Rockies, best known for its vast collection of dinosaur fossils including the world’s largestTyrannosaurus Rex skull.Take a scenic transfer through the snowy mountains of Montana stopping for a visit in Chico Hot Springs and bundle up for a ride in a horse-drawn wagon to the old town, once a gold mine turned ghost town. And don’t forget your swimsuit, Chico Hot Springs boasts natural hot spring pools. Continue to your hotel and get settled in before enjoying an included dinner. B L D 3 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK / LAMAR VALLEY EXCURSION Head out to LamarValley, a remote location in the Northeast section of the park which offers one of the best spots for visitors to seeYellowstone’s wildlife in their winter habitat.Then, it’s on to the quaint town of Cooke City, where you can explore before heading back to the hotel for an evening on your own. B 4 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK / OLD FAITHFUL  Yellowstone is a wonderland of over 10,000 geysers, fumaroles, hot springs, mud pots and steam vents. Today, you will explore the park in special snow- vans! Depart from your hotel with a Local Guide and head for the Grand Canyon ofYellowstone, and wit­ness the LowerYellowstone Falls.This evening, relax at the lodge and enjoy an included dinner. B L D 5 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK / OLD FAITHFUL FREE TIME This morning, take an easy walk across the snowy terrain from your hotel to the world-famous Old Faithful Geyser.Then spend some free time taking full advantage of the activities only offered in the winter; strap on a pair of snowshoes or cross country skis and set off on the nearby trails, exploringYellowstone up close and personal. B 6 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK / GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK / JACKSON Travel down to GrandTeton National Park this morning to witness the breathtaking views.Then venture to the National Elk Refuge and partake in a picturesque sleigh ride to view wild elk and their breathtaking winter habitat at the base of the Grand Tetons, and take in the beauty of the valley known as Jackson Hole.This afternoon, depart for Jackson. B L 7 JACKSON SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME Take a delightful ride up the mountainside in a gondola from the Swiss-styleTetonVillage with some time afterward to shop at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.Then, take a docent-led tour at the National Museum ofWildlife Art before some free time in Jackson.This evening, join your fellow travelers at a festive Farewell Dinner. B FD 8 DEPART JACKSON Your vacation ends with a transfer to Jackson Airport. B DAY JACKSON BOZEMANM o n t a n a Wy o m i n g MAMMOTH GRAND CANYON OFYELLOWSTONE COOKE CITY OLD FAITHFUL YELLOWSTONE LAKE Yellowstone National Park LamarValley CHICO HOT SPRINGS GRANDTETON NAT’L PARK 2 1 2 2 Highest elevation point: 8,300 ft. 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY 1 END CITY LOCAL GUIDE elk refuge sleigh tour mammoth hot springs
  • 50. YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers in San Francisco on Days 1 and 8 >> Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling >> Welcome Reception with light appetizers and wine (WR) >> 7 full breakfasts (B); 1 picnic Highlight Lunch with drinks (HL); 3 dinners, including Your Choice Dining (YC), Be My Guest dinner with wine (BG), private cooking class and Farewell Dinner with wine (FD) >> Services of a professional Travel Director >> Luxury motorcoach with air conditioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom >> Sightseeing, special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary hidden treasure A unique experience provided by yourTravel Director >> Portfolio of travel documents >> Souvenir photo DEPARTURES & PRICES per person* Fridays: May 17, 31 – $2,225 Jun 7, 14, 21 – $2,225 Jul 5 – $2,225 Jul 19, 26 – $2,495 Aug 9, 16, 30 – $2,495 Sep 6, 13, 20 – $2,495 * Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. Single Room Supplement: $735 (May 17- Jul 5); $990 (Jul 19-Sep 20) Triple Room Reduction: $223 Quad Room Reduction: $345 Early Payment Discount: 12 months $223; 10 months $170; 6 months $111 Second Vacation Discount: save up to $111 Young Traveler Discount: $223 SAN FRANCISCOTO SAN FRANCISCO your personally selected hotels San Francisco | Hyatt Regency San Francisco MD Napa | RiverTerrace Inn SF MD Moderate Deluxe SF Superior First Class REF: DWCD LEISUREly vacation $2225from land only V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO Wine Country SAN FRANCISCO & delights Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company castello di amorosa, calistoga napa valley is home to a myriad of fine wineries
  • 51. 1 Arrive in San Francisco Welcome to San Francisco andWine Country! Take a complimentary transfer to your tour hotel.YourTravel Director is available to answer any questions. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your fellow travelers for aWelcome Reception. WR 2 San Francisco Sightseeing  | | " Begin your day with a Local Specialty with a visit to San Francisco’s famous Saturday morning Ferry Plaza Farmers Market for a food tasting adventure, Small Group Sightseeing. After some time on your own, join a Local Expert for a Small Group Sightseeing walk through Haight Ashbury, ground zero for the hippie generation of the 60s.Walk in the footsteps of Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and the Grateful Dead.This evening, join yourTravel Director on a walking tour through Chinatown. Enjoy a Local Specialty during a stop at the Golden Gate Cookie Factory to watch how fortune cookies are made. Save room for tonight’sYour Choice Dining experience when you select from one of four San Francisco’s restaurants. B YC 3 SAN FRANCISCO free day A full day to explore San Francisco on your own. Maybe join the optional “Tastes of the City” tour or venture further away on optional trips to Carmel and Monterey, orYosemite National Park. B 4 SAN FRANCISCO / SONOMA / NAPA 8  Leave San Francisco and continue on to California’s world-renownedWine Country to Sonoma. Enjoy a Local Specialty during a visit to an Olive Press and learn about the harvesting process and making of olive oil. This after­noon, retreat to a private blending lab at RavenswoodWinery and create, taste and bottle your own perfect combination of Carignane, Petite Sirah and Zinfandel for a WineTasting. B 5 Napa Valley Excursion r Visit downtown Napa and the Oxbow Public Market. Sample creamy, pungent and delicate artisan cheeses; nibble on cured salami and specialty sausages; and sate your sweet tooth with a tasting of decadent chocolates.Then travel on to St. Helena and theV. SattuiWinery. After touring the winery, relax at a picnic Highlight Lunch on the beautiful grounds. This evening, celebrate your vacation with a Be My Guest dinner at a winery where you’ll also enjoy a private tour and sample estate- produced wines. B HL BG 6 Napa free day A free day to explore Napa on your own. Perhaps join an optional sunrise balloon flight over the vineyards or journey aboard the vintage rail cars of the NapaValleyWine Train. B 7 Calistoga Excursion  Drive north to St. Helena.Then, join a private tour of Castello di Amorosa, aTuscan-style castle and winery. Learn how the castle vintners combine traditional wine making methods with modern technology to produce wines similar to the wines from Italy’sTuscany and Umbria regions. Sample this Local Specialty before continuing on to the award- winning winery Clos Pegase where you’ll taste some of its estate wines.This evening, the tables are turned as you join a hands-on cooking class at a famous culinary school and prepare your own dinner.You’ll group into teams with your fellow travelers and prepare a delicious four-course gourmet meal alongside top chef instructors.When finished, toast your efforts with a glass of champagne and hors d’oeuvres before enjoying the fruits of your labour at a Farewell Dinner paired with locally produced wines. B FD 8 NAPA / Depart San Francisco Wrap up yourWine Country sojourn with a tour of the chateau and vineyards of Domaine Carneros. Learn the Local Specialty secrets of sparkling wine production and toast your fellow travelers with a seated tasting of sparkling wines.Then take your complimentary transfer to San Francisco International Airport, or to the tour hotel in San Francisco if you wish to extend your stay. Please do not schedule flights before 3 p.m. B PACIFIC OCEAN C a l i f o r n i a SAN FRANCISCO SAN FRANCISCO KENWOODKENWOOD ST. HELENA NAPANAPA CALISTOGACALISTOGA GLEN ELLENGLEN ELLEN SONOMASONOMA ALCATRAZALCATRAZ SilveradoTrail 3 4 san francisco’s golden gate bridge opened to traffic in may 1937 DAY 8 WINE TASTING| | small group sightseeingr be my guest LOCAL SPECIALTY " local expert 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY  END CITY
  • 52. V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO California YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers in San Francisco on Days 1 and 8 >> Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling >> Kick-off Party with light appetizers and drinks (KP) >> 7 full breakfasts (B); 3 dinners, including Chinese Banquet High­light Dinner with drinks (HD), Bar­becue Highlight Dinner with drinks (HD); Beach Party Farewell Dinner with drinks (FD) >> Services of a professionalTravel Director >> Luxury motorcoach with air conditioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom >> Sightseeing, special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary hidden treasure A unique experience provided by yourTravel Director >> Portfolio of travel documents >> Souvenir photo >> Just 4 Kids Surprise Pack DEPARTURES & PRICES per person* Fridays: Jun 21 – $2,125 Jul 5 – $2,125 Jul 12, 19, 26 – $2,295 Aug 2, 16, 23 – $2,295 Sep 6, 20 – $2,295 * Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. Single Room Supplement: $720 (Jun 21-Jul 5); $890 (Jul 12-Sep 20) Triple Room Reduction: $213 Quad Room Reduction: $319 Early Payment Discount: 12 months $213; 10 months $159; 6 months $106 Second Vacation Discount: save up to $106 Young Traveler Discount: $213 SAN FRANCISCOTO SAN FRANCISCO your personally selected hotels San Francisco | Hyatt Regency San Francisco MD LakeTahoe | Embassy Suites LakeTahoe Hotel & Ski Resort SF Yosemite National Park | YosemiteView Lodges MF Monterey | The Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay SF MD Moderate Deluxe SF Superior First Class MF Moderate First Class REF: DANF FAMILY VACATION $2125from land only dreamin’ Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company california sea otters frolicking in monterey bay the golden gate bridge
  • 53. C a l i f o r n i a SAN FRANCISCO PACIFIC OCEAN YOSEMITE NAT’L PARK YOSEMITE NAT’L PARK C a l i f o r n i a MONTEREYMONTEREY LAKE TAHOE LAKE TAHOE SALINAS VALLEY SALINAS VALLEY MONO LAKE MONO LAKE ROARING CAMPROARING CAMP CARMELCARMEL MARSHALL GOLD DISCOVERY SHP MARSHALL GOLD DISCOVERY SHP Tioga Pass 17 Mile Drive Tahoe National Forest Sierra Nevada Mountains San Joaquin Valley 2 2 1 2 1 Arrive in San Francisco Welcome to the City by the Bay!Take your transfer to the hotel, perfectly situated right on the Embarcadero. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with yourTravel Director and fellow adventure-seekers for a Kick-off Party. KP 2 San Francisco Sightseeing & FREE TIME  See the many city sights, including Pier 39’s sea lions, known as the “Sea Lebrities,” the “Painted Ladies” of Alamo Square and so much more! One of the most exciting spots in town is the California Academy of Sciences – an aquarium, a planetarium and a natural history museum all rolled into one. Dinner this evening is a delicious Chinese banquet Highlight Dinner in Chinatown. But first, explore the many alleys and stop by the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory for a taste of this Local Specialty. B HD 3 San Francisco / Gold Country / Lake Tahoe Head toward Sacramento and the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park.This is where gold was found in 1848, spurring the legendary Gold Rush. Learn golden nuggets of knowledge as you visit a replica of the mill and see if you can strike it rich panning for gold! Later, continue to LakeTahoe, where you’ll be treated to heavenly views from the LakeTahoe Gondola and the 9,124-foot high observation platform calledThe Deck. B 4 Lake Tahoe / Mono Lake / Yosemite National Park " Now it’s time to venture to another planet – or at least a place that looks like another planet. Between one and three million years old, Mono Lake seems to come from another place, thanks to its odd-looking limestone formations called “tufa towers.” Learn about the lake’s history at the Mono LakeVisitor Center and get interesting accounts about its history, geology and rich birdlife from an expert naturalist. Next, travel over theTioga Pass (weather DAY permitting) toYosemite National Park. Gather ‘round a Local Expert and learn about the park’s famous black bears and why you better not leave out any picnic baskets. B 5 Yosemite National Park Sightseeing & free time A UNESCOWorld Heritage Site,Yosemite National Park is awesome!You and your wide-eyed compadres will be introduced to YosemiteValley’s most famous icons as you ride aboard a private open-air tram while a Park Ranger gives you the scoop on the park’s history, geology, and plant and animal life. Be sure to take the easy hike to theYosemite Falls, the tallest waterfall in the United States.This afternoon is free to pursue your own interests! YourTravel Director will be on hand to help you plan your day!This evening, after a yummy barbecue Highlight Dinner, enjoy gooey s’mores around the campfire. B HD 6 YOSEMITE / SALINAS VALLEY / CARMEL / MONTEREY Head west today into SalinasValley, where you join an agricultural education tour to discover what makes Monterey County the number one vegetable growing region in the world. Later, continue on to the breathtaking California coast. Drive along 17-Mile Drive, a stunning coastline rich in marine life and beautiful mansions, and pass top-ranked Pebble Beach Golf Links. Spend some free time exploring the village of Carmel.Then, travel on to Monterey, where John Steinbeck’s life and work come to life at Cannery Row and Fisherman’sWharf. B 7 MONTEREY SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME Today, take a private behind-the-scenes look at the Monterey Bay Aquarium! Before the aquarium even opens, this exciting tour gives you a chance to interact with staff and see the marine life in a whole new way. Afterward, enjoy free time to take in the aquarium’s various exhibits at your own pace. Discover the Giant Octopus, the Kelp Forest, the stunning one-million gallon Outer Bay, or maybe explore the ocean at Splash Zone, where you can dive into a kelp forest and see sharks and penguins. Later, you have a choice of included activities – you might take a kayak for a paddle on Monterey Bay or hop on a bicycle and pedal from Cannery Row to the Pacific Grove Lighthouse!Tonight, head to the beach for a classic Beach Party Farewell Dinner complete with grass huts, tiki torches and a roaring bonfire. Enjoy a scrumptious barbecue and ice cream sundae bar, followed by delectable s’mores and games of beach volleyball and bocce! B FD 8 Monterey / Roaring Camp / Depart San Francisco Heading inland towards the Santa Cruz Mountains, arrive at Roaring Camp. Here you’ll ride aboard an authentic narrow-gauge steam train that’ll take you over trestles and through towering California Redwood groves. Along the way, conductors narrate the history of the railroad and surrounding giants of the forest. Your adventure comes to an end as you are transferred to San Francisco International Airport, or, for guests extending their stay, back to the hotel in San Francisco. Please do not schedule flights before 4:30 p.m. B yosemite national park  LOCAL SPECIALTY " local expert  END CITY1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY
  • 54. V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers in Los Angeles on Days 1 and 8 >> Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling >> Welcome Reception with light appetizers and drinks (WR) >> 7 full breakfasts (B); 3 dinners, in­clud­­ing Highlight Dinner with wine (HD), Your Choice Dining (YC), and Farewell Dinner with wine (FD) >> Services of a professional Travel Director >> Luxury motor­coach with air conditioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom >> Sightseeing, special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary hidden treasure A unique experience provided by yourTravel Director >> Portfolio of travel documents >> Souvenir photo DEPARTURES & PRICES per person* Golden West Contrasts - 8 Days Sundays: REF: DGWC May 26 – $1,850 Jun 9, 23 – $1,850 Jul 21 – $1,850 Aug 18 – $1,850 Sep 8, 15, 22 – $1,850 Golden West Contrasts with Disneyland® Resort Extension - 10 Days Sundays: REF: DGWA May 26 – $2,175 Jun 9, 23 – $2,175 Jul 21 – $2,1750 Aug 18 – $2,1750 Sep 8, 15, 22 – $2,1750 * Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. Single Room Supplement: $730 (8 days); $880 (10 days) Triple Room Reduction: $185 (8 days); $218 (10 days) Quad Room Reduction: $278 (8 days); $326 (10 days) Early Payment Discount: 8 day vacation – 12 months $185; 10 months $139; 6 months $93. 10 day vacation – 12 months $218; 10 months $163; 6 months $109. Second Vacation Discount: save up to $93 (8 days); save up to $109 (10 days) Young Traveler Discount: $185 (8 days); $185 (10 days) LOS ANGELESTO LOS ANGELES your personally selected hotels LosAngeles | The Beverly Hilton MD LasVegas | Paris LasVegas SF San Diego | Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego MD MD Moderate Deluxe SF Superior First Class LEISURELY VACATION $1850from land only Golden Westcontrasts Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company Griffith observatory, los angeles las vegas pink flamingo at san diego zoo (optional tour)
  • 55. C a l i f o r n i a LOS ANGELES SAN DIEGO PACIFIC OCEAN LAS VEGAS N e v a d a TEMECULASAN JUAN CAPISTRANO CALICO GHOSTTOWN Mojave Desert ANAHEIM 3 2 2 Disneyland Resort, Anaheim – 10-Day Post Extension 2 REF: DGWA 1 Arrive in LOS ANGELES Welcome to the City of Angels! After checking in at your hotel, spend the afternoon exploring this great city on your own before gathering this evening at 6 p.m. at the hotel with your fellow travelers for aWelcome Reception. WR 2 HOLLYWOOD & SANTA MONICA SIGHTSEEING As the sun rises on Los Angeles, head to the hills for a view of the famed Hollywood sign. Then take a stroll along theWalk of Fame and see Grauman’s ChineseTheater, opened in 1927 and home to hundreds of premieres and three Academy Award ceremonies. Speaking of the Academy Awards, enjoy a private tour of the DolbyTheatre (formerly known as the KodakTheater), current home of the Oscars. This afternoon, follow the sleek, stylish Angelenos to beachside Santa Monica with its pedestrian-friendlyThird Street Promenade and its iconic pier, which stretches out over the sun-kissed Pacific. Enjoy a Highlight Dinner tonight in one of Santa Monica’s renowned restaurants. B HD 3 LOS ANGELES free day Los Angeles is the city of dreams. Pursue yours today, whether it’s a trip toVenice Beach, shopping at Rodeo Drive boutiques or a visit to the renowned Los Angeles County Museum of Art. If you like, take an optional excursion to Universal Studios HollywoodTheme Park and enjoy the StudioTour to get a behind-the- scenes look at movie making.This evening is on your own to enjoy a night on the town – take in a show or linger over a gourmet dinner. Whatever you wish, yourTravel Director can help you plan your day. B 4 LOS ANGELES / CALICO GHOST TOWN / LAS VEGAS Travel east into the deserts of California until you reach the ghost town of Calico, founded in 1881 on the heels of the largest silver strike in the state.Walk among some of the original mine buildings, stroll a reconstructed Main Street and imagine the rough-and-ready life of a prospector.Then make your way through the stark Mojave National Preserve before arriving DAY at flashy Las Vegas. Celebrate your trip through the desert with aYour Choice Dining experience where you will select your own eatery from one of four LasVegas restaurants.Tonight, try your luck at the tables, take in a show or just get out and enjoy all the sights onThe Strip. B YC 5 LAS VEGAS free day The day is yours and the choices are endless: Hit the casinos, do some shopping and maybe enjoy lunch at one of the elegant restaurants that have putVegas on the culinary map. If you’re feeling adventurous, take an optional tour to marvel at the engineering feat that is the Hoover Dam, or soar over the natural wonders of the Grand Canyon to walk on the breathtaking glass SkyWalk overlooking the West Rim. Exhausted by the possibilities? Why not lounge by the hotel pool or visit a spa for a rejuvenating massage? B 6 LAS VEGAS / TEMECULA / SAN DIEGO8 Say good-bye to Sin City and head back to California, traveling through the lovely town of Temecula, situated among rolling hills dotted with vineyards. Enjoy a visit to a local winery in TemeculaValley for a guided tour and private WineTasting. Continue to laid-back San Diego, site of the first Spanish mission in California. B 7 SAN DIEGO SIGHTSEEING & free time From theVictorian Gaslamp Quarter to the luxuriant gardens of Balboa Park, San Diego entices visitors and locals alike with a com­ bination of fascinating history, lively street life and some of the best weather in the country. Get acquainted with the city on a guided orientation tour and then enjoy some leisure time to do some shopping, take an optional tour to the San Diego Zoo or a cruise on the picturesque harbor.This evening, join your fellow travelers at a Farewell Dinner at a lively restaurant. B FD 8 SAN DIEGO / SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO / ANAHEIM / DEPART LOS ANGELES Traveling up the coast past the idyllic community of La Jolla, arrive in San Juan Capistrano, home to the seventh oldest mission in California.Visit the ruins of the Great Stone Church, the iconic BellTower and the peaceful Sacred Garden, before arriving in Anaheim where travelers opting for the Disneyland® Resort extension will disembark. The rest of the group returns to Los Angeles where you may take a complimentary transfer to Los Angeles International Airport or the hotel in Los Angeles if you want to extend your stay in southern California. Please do not schedule any flights before 6 p.m. B 1 to 7 These days will operate as shown on GoldenWest Contrasts Days 1-7. 8 SAN DIEGO / SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO / ANAHEIM On arrival in Anaheim, say good-bye to yourTravel Director and newfound friends. Take some time this afternoon to explore Anaheim and Orange County’s many attractions on your own. B 9 ANAHEIM & DISNEYLAND® RESORT free day The Magic Kingdom awaits. Keep in mind Walt Disney’s words of wisdom: “If you can dream it, you can do it.” Make the most of your 1-Day 1-ParkTicket at Disneyland® Park or Disney California Adventure™ Park – places where dreams really do come true. B 10 DEPART ANAHEIM Bid farewell to southern California as you board your complimentary transfer to Los Angeles International Airport. B Your Personally Selected Hotel Anaheim | Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort F Please refer to opposite page for departure dates and prices. Golden West Contrasts with Disneyland® Resort extension - 10 days Extend your vacation with a full day visit to the Disneyland® Resort in Anaheim. Choose to explore eight fantastic “lands” at the original Disneyland® Park or discover Disney California Adventure™ Park and immerse yourself in a magical festival of shows, parades and attractions celebrating the Golden State. DAY 8 WINE TASTINg calico ghost town  END CITY1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY
  • 56. Dude Ranchin’, YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers in Billings on Day 1 and Spokane on Day 10 >> Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling >> Kick-off Party with light appetizers and drinks (KP) >> 9 full breakfasts (B); 1 picnic lunch (PL); 5 dinners, including buffet dinner, pizza dinner, three-course dinner (D), Highlight Dinner with drinks (HD), and Farewell Dinner with drinks (FD) >> Services of a professional Travel Director >> Luxury motorcoach with air conditioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom >> Sightseeing, special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary hidden treasure A unique experience provided by yourTravel Director >> Portfolio of travel documents >> Souvenir photo >> Just 4 Kids Surprise Pack DEPARTURES & PRICES per person* Sundays: Jun 16, 30 – $2,625 Jul 7, 21 – $2,625 Aug 4, 18, 25 – $2,625 Sep 15 – $2,625 * Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. Single Room Supplement: $865 Triple Room Reduction: $263 Quad Room Reduction: $394 Early Payment Discount: 12 months $263; 10 months $197; 6 months $131 Second Vacation Discount: save up to $131 Young Traveler Discount: $263 billingsto spokane your personally selected hotels Billings | Crowne Plaza Billings F Cody | The Cody F Yellowstone | National Park Lodges np Big Sky | 320 Guest Ranch MF Helena | Holiday Inn Helena F Whitefish | Grouse Mountain Lodge SF Spokane | The Davenport Hotel &Tower DLX DLX Deluxe SF Superior First Class F First Class MF Moderate First Class np National Park REF: DDRY FAMILY VACATION $2625from land only V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO yellowstone & glacier round-up Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company THE MOUNTAIN GOAT IS THE OFFICIAL SYMBOL OF glacier national park 320 guest ranch,MONTANA
  • 57. Washington YELLOWSTONE NAT’L PARK YELLOWSTONE NAT’L PARK POMPEY’S PILLAR BIG SKYBIG SKY WHITEFISHWHITEFISH HELENAHELENA CODYCODY SPOKANESPOKANE COEUR D’ALENE COEUR D’ALENE GATES OF THE MOUNTAINS MISSOULAMISSOULA WyomingIdaho Montana BILLINGSBILLINGS THREE FORKSTHREE FORKS WEST YELLOWSTONEWEST YELLOWSTONE GLACIER NAT’L PARKGLACIER NAT’L PARK PABLOPABLO BOZEMANBOZEMAN 1 2 2 1 11 1 Highest elevation point: 8,500 ft. 1 Arrive in Billings Welcome to Cowboy Country!Take your transfer to the hotel. At 6 p.m., meet your fellow travelers for a Kick-off Party. KP 2 Billings / Cody Journey along the historic trail of Lewis and Clark. Check out Native American petroglyphs and visit Pompey’s Pillar National Monument. Head to Cody and get a glimpse of the AmericanWildWest at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Later, chow down at a DAY Highlight Dinner at the Old Irma Hotel, once owned by Buffalo Bill.Then step out to the Cody Night Rodeo (Jun-Aug) or to a cowboy music review (Sep). B D 3 Cody / Yellowstone National Park You’re off toYellowstone, America’s first national park.Watch the spouting geysers and steam vents, look into the colored geothermal hot springs, and listen to the bubbling mud pots. Keep an eye for the eruption of Old Faith­ ful. Don’t forget to sign up for theYellowstone Junior Ranger Program, where you’ll learn about the park’s wildlife and geothermal activity. B D 4 Yellowstone / 320 Guest Ranch, Big Sky " This morning, take a walk with a Local Expert and learn aboutYellowstone’s wildlife.Your next stop is the Grizzly &Wolf Discovery Center in WestYellowstone.Then, head out to Montana’s Big Sky Country and settle in at an 1898 homestead-turned-guest ranch.This evening, take a hayride out to the river for a chuckwagon barbeque Highlight Dinner. B HD 5 320 Guest Ranch free day No sleeping in today with so many activities to choose from. After a picnic lunch, you can hike along one of the nature trails, do some fly-fishing, or mosey on over to the town of Big Sky. B PL 6 320 Guest Ranch / helena Head to Bozeman where you will see the world’s largestT-Rex skull at the Museum of the Rockies. Back on the trail of Lewis and Clark, travel toThree Forks and stop at Missouri Headwaters State Park. Next, hop aboard a boat and cruise through the Gates of the Mountains.Then, travel to Helena. B 7 Helena / Whitefish " Travel to Missoula and learn about the daring work of firefighting smokejumpers at the SmokejumperVisitor Center. At Pablo, stop atThe People’s Center and listen to the wisdom of a tribal elder, a Local Expert, and learn about life of the native tribes of the area on a guided tour. Continue on to the old railroad town of Whitefish. B 8 Glacier NatIONal Park Excursion Only 25 glaciers remain in Glacier National Park, slowly melting since the last Ice Age and creating amazing waterfalls and lakes. See these natural wonders when you hop aboard one of the park’s original renovated red topless buses. Head back toWhitefish for a pizza party. B D 9 Whitefish / Spokane Travel through Flathead coun­try and into Idaho. Explore the resort of Coeur d ‘Alene Lake.Then, cross the border intoWashington and arrive in Spokane. Round up your gang for a special tour and Farewell Dinner at the historic Steam Plant Grill, where you can still explore the 225-foot tall smokestack. B FD 10 Depart Spokane Complimentary transfer to Spokane Airport. B old faithful, yellowstone national park 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY 1 END CITY" local expert grizzly bear OF MONTANA
  • 58. V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES: >> Airport transfers in Los Angeles on Day 1 and San Francisco on Day 14 >> Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling >> Welcome Reception with light appetizers and drinks (WR) >> 13 full breakfasts (B); 1 Be My Guest lunch with wine (BG); 5 dinners, including Highlight Dinner with drinks (HD), 3 three- course dinners (D), and Farewell Dinner with wine (FD) >> Services of a professional Travel Director >> Luxury motorcoach with air conditioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom >> Sightseeing, special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary hidden treasure A unique experience provided by yourTravel Director >> Portfolio of travel documents >> Souvenir photo DEPARTURES & PRICES per person* Thursdays: Apr 25 – $3,475 May 9 – $3,475 Jun 20, 27 – $3,595 Aug 1 – $3,595 Sep 19 – $3,475 * Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. Single Room Supplement: $1,345 (Apr-May, Sep); $1,465 (Jun-Aug) Triple Room Reduction: $348 Quad Room Reduction: $521 Early Payment Discount: 12 months $348; 10 months $261; 6 months $174 Second Vacation Discount: save up to $174 Young Traveler Discount: $348 los angelesTO SAN FRANCISCO your personally selected hotels LosAngeles | TheWestin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites SF Palm Springs | Hyatt Regency Suites F Santa Barbara | Hyatt Santa Barbara F Shell Beach | The Cliffs Resort F Monterey | The Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay SF Sequoia National Park | Wuksachi Lodge F Bass Lake | The Pines Resort MF San Francisco | Serrano Hotel SF Napa | Embassy Suites NapaValley SF SF Superior First Class F First Class MF Moderate First Class REF: DCAL REGIONAL VACATION $3475from land only The Golden State Wonders & Flavors of Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company santa barbara missioN WAS FOUNDED IN 1786 lombard street,san francisco the lone cypress
  • 59. 1 ARRIVE IN LOS ANGELES Welcome to Los Angeles! Relax, get settled in and enjoy some free time.Tonight, gather at the hotel for aWelcome Reception. WR 2 LOS ANGELES SIGHTSEEING Set out to see some of Hollywood’s most famous sites including Grauman’s ChineseTheater, the Walk of Fame and the legendary Sunset Strip. See Rodeo Drive, with all of its exclusive shops and boutiques. At lunchtime, wander around the LA Farmers Market, and be delighted at the food choices offered by local farmers and vendors.This afternoon, experienceWarner Bros. StudiosVIPTour and be immersed in the inner sanctum of the entertainment industry. B 3 LOS ANGELES / PALM SPRINGS  Travel to the desert oasis of Palm Springs.Visit the CoachellaValley to learn about the local agriculture and date farms in the desert before trying a date shake, a Local Specialty of the area. Then discover Palm Spring’s mid-century modern architecture reflecting a bygone era. This evening, board the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway for a ride up the mountain offering you views of the valley below.Tonight, delight in a special Highlight Dinner at a local restaurant atop Mt. San Jacinto. B HD 4 PALM SPRINGS / JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK / SANTA BARBARA Visit JoshuaTree National Park, and learn about the fascinating JoshuaTree and the geologic landscape of the park. Next head to the coast to Santa Barbara, situated between the Pacific and Los Padres National Forest. Relax this afternoon and enjoy the seaside town. B 5 SANTA BARBARA / SOLVANG / SHELL BEACH r Walk along the coast this morning or enjoy the Spanish Revival architecture of Santa Barbara before visiting the Old Mission. After, delight in a Be My Guest lunch.Your host, a local chef and author, shares the bounty of local, seasonal foods for the ultimate farm-to-table experience.Travel to Solvang and stroll the DAY quaint Danish style village. Continue up the coastline to Shell Beach and arrive at your hotel, perched atop bluffs overlooking some of the world’s most unspoiled beaches. B BG 6 SHELL BEACH / HEARST CASTLE / MONTEREY Travel north to “La Cuesta Encantada” – the enchanted hill – upon whichWilliam Randolph Hearst built his magnificent castle. An expert guide leads you through the property with its many rooms and acres of gardens and pools. Then it’s up Highway 1 to Big Sur. Arrive in Monterey and Fisherman’sWharf. Enjoy dinner with your fellow travelers this evening. B D 7 MONTEREY SIGHTSEEING / CARMEL / MONTEREY FREE TIME Follow the scenic 17-Mile Drive past the famed Lone CypressTree and Pebble Beach Golf Links on the way to the quaint Carmel-by-the-Sea. Browse the many shops or wander down to the water’s edge. Back in Monterey, enjoy Cannery Row, where the rest of the day is free. B 8 MONTEREY / SEQUOIA NAT’L PARK Travel east through California’s CentralValley, one of the world’s most productive agricultural regions. Arrive at Sequoia National Park, home to towering trees, spectacular valleys and inspiring waterfalls. As California’s first national park, and the country’s second, Sequoia has been a protected place for more than a century. Enjoy dinner at the lodge this evening. B D 9 SEQUOIA / KINGS CANYON NAT’L PARK / BASS LAKE Take the scenic ride to Kings Canyon National Park this morning.With its deep valleys, soar­ ing trees, and distinctive rock outcroppings, few visitors to Kings Canyon National Park are surprised to discover that John Muir once called this place “a rival toYosemite.” Spend the night at a lakeside resort, amongst the forest of trees on beautiful Bass Lake. B D 10 BASS LAKE / YOSEMITE NAT’L PARK / SAN FRANCISCO  Travel into magnificentYosemite National Park, passing BridalVeil andYosemite Falls. After an exploration of the park you’re on your way to San Francisco, stopping to visit the Hilmar Cheese Company. Sample the award-winning American- style cheese and tour the hands-on exhibits displaying the way this Local Specialty is made. This evening, arrive in the City by the Bay. B 11 SAN FRANCISCO SIGHTSEEING  U Take an intimate culinary stroll through San Francisco’s famed Ferry Building Marketplace. Here, discover a Local Specialty where business owners, artisans and purveyors share their personal stories and their passion for local, organic food.Then embark on a city explora­tion that takes you from Fisherman’sWharf to Golden Gate Park, stopping at the Cable Car Museum for a Unique Insight.The rest of the day you have time to follow your own path. B 12 SAN FRANCISCO / SONOMA / NAPA  Travel inland into wine country and the Sonoma Valley.The sun-dappled fields, lush vineyards and fragrant flowers provide an idyllic back­ drop for your next adventure. Enjoy a Local Specialty during a visit to an olive press to tour and learn about the harvesting process and making of olive oil.This afternoon find yourself in historic Sonoma Plaza, flanked by the Presidio and Mission San Francisco de Solano – the last California mission built. B 13 NAPA. napa valley wine train Relish a free morning in Napa on your own. Stroll downtown Napa and its world-renowned wineries and outstanding restaurants.Tour a local winery before joining your fellow travelers for wine tasting and a Farewell Dinner aboard the Napa ValleyWineTrain. Enjoy dinner in the restored Pullman cars for a taste of the golden age of rail travel.Travel through the beautiful vineyards, in one of Napa’s most distinctive restaurants. B FD 14 NAPA / Depart San Francisco  Travel back to the City by the Bay stopping first for a tour of the Jelly Belly Factory. See a real working candy factory, a Local Specialty. Learn the secrets of the legendary jelly bean, and discover why it takes more than a week to make a single bean. Say farewell to your newfound friends as your journey comes to an end with a complimentary transfer to San Francisco International Airport or to the hotel in San Francisco if you choose to extend your stay. Please do not schedule any flights before 3 p.m. B C a l i f o r n i a SAN FRANCISCO LOS ANGELES SONOMA BASS LAKE MONTEREY SHELL BEACH PALM SPRINGS CARMEL HEARST CASTLE SOLVANG San Joaquin Valley PACIFIC OCEAN JOSHUATREE NAT’L PARK SANTA BARBARA BIG SUR 17 Mile Drive KINGS CANYON NAT’L PARK YOSEMITE NAT’L PARK NAPA SEQUOIA NAT’L PARK Mojave Desert NapaValley WineTrain 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 joshua tree national park U unique insightsr be my guest LOCAL SPECIALTY  END CITY 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY
  • 60. V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers in Los Angeles on Day 1 and San Francisco on Day 14 >> Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling >> Welcome Reception with light appetizers and drinks (WR) >> 13 full breakfasts (B); 1 Be My Guest lunch (BG); 4 dinners, includ­ing 3 Highlight Dinners with wine (HD) and Farewell Dinner with wine (FD) >> Services of a professional Travel Director >> Luxury motorcoach with air conditioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom >> Sightseeing, special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary hiddentreasure A unique experience provided by yourTravel Director >> Portfolio of travel documents >> Souvenir photo DEPARTURES & PRICES per person* Mondays: Oct 7, 14, 21 – $3,195 Nov 4, 18§, 25§ – $3,195 Dec 9, 16§ – $3,195 2014‡: Jan 20 – $3,195 Feb 3, 17 – $3,195 Mar 3, 17 – $3,195 * Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. § Departure(s) over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays will enjoy special holiday meals. ‡ 2014 dates are subject to price and itinerary modifications. Details will be available July 2013. Single Room Supplement: $1,080 Triple Room Reduction: $320 Quad Room Reduction: $479 Early Payment Discount: 12 months $320; 10 months $240; 6 months $160 Second Vacation Discount: save up to $160 Young Traveler Discount: $320 los angelesto san francisco your personally selected hotels LosAngeles | TheWestin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites SF Palm Springs | Hyatt Regency Suites Palm Springs F Scottsdale | Hilton Garden Inn Scottsdale OldTown MF Grand Canyon Nat’l Park | National Park Lodges Np LasVegas | Paris LasVegas SF DeathValley Nat’l Park | Furnace Creek Resort F Bakersfield | Marriott Bakersfield F Monterey | Marriott Monterey SF San Francisco | San Francisco Marriott Union Square F SF Superior First Class F First Class MF Moderate First Class NP National Park REF: DWEW DISCOVERY VACATION $3195from land only Coast, Canyon & Desert Oasis crossing Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company the lone cypress has prevailed on its rocky perch for over 250 years palm springs
  • 61. 1 Arrive in Los angeles Welcome to Los Angeles! After checking in at your hotel, venture out to enjoy the amazing architecture of Downtown L.A. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel to meet yourTravel Director for aWelcome Reception. WR 2 LOS ANGELES SIGHTSEEING As the sun rises over Los Angeles, head to the hills for a view of the Hollywood sign.Take a stroll down Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills or down the Walk of Fame and see Grauman’s Chinese Theater, which opened in 1927 and has been home to hundreds of premieres and three Academy Award ceremonies. Speaking of the Academy Awards, visit the DolbyTheatre (formerly the KodakTheater), current home of the Oscars. This afternoon, enjoy aVIP behind-the-scenes tour ofWarner Bros. Studios and discover the sets of countless films andTV productions. B 3 LOS ANGELES / PALM SPRINGS  Visit CoachellaValley and learn about the local agriculture. Enjoy a visit to a date farm and sample the Local Specialty. At the desert oasis of Palm Springs, board the Palm Springs AerialTramway for a ride up the mountain offering you spectacular views of the valley below. Delight in a special Highlight Dinner at a local restaurant atop Mt. San Jacinto. B HD 4 JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK & PALM SPRINGS SIGHTSEEING This morning, as you venture to JoshuaTree National Park, during the colder months, you may see a dusting of snow on the cacti and desert floor. Previously a U.S. National Monument, it was deemed a National Park in 1994 and covers an area slightly larger than the state of Rhode Island.The afternoon is yours to explore Palm Springs. B 5 PALM SPRINGS / SCOTTSDALE U Bid farewell to Palm Springs and cross the Colorado River into the state of Arizona. Con- tinue towards Scottsdale where you’ll enjoy a Unique Insight during a guided tour ofTaliesin West, the winter home of famed American architect Frank LloydWright. Later, explore DAY Scottsdale, “TheWest’s most western town,” which prides itself on delectable South­western restaurants, shops and art galleries. B 6 SCOTTSDALE / SEDONA / GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK " Travel to the artist’s enclave of Sedona. Step aboard a narrated trolley tour and see the best of Sedona.Visit the historic sites and landmarks while taking in the beauty of this red-rock land­- scape.Then depart for Oak Creek Canyon – gaze at the red cliffs and crystal pools below. Travel north to the Grand Canyon. Upon arrival, meet with a Local Expert who will walk you through the geologic life of the canyon. Gather this eve­ ning to watch the sunset over the canyon. B 7 GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK / LAS VEGAS U Rise early to watch a spectacular sunrise over the Grand Canyon.Then make your way to the historic town of Seligman, a famous stop on Route 66. Next, journey to LasVegas. Enjoy a Unique Insight into the shady origins of Las Vegas at the brand new Mob Museum where “Sin City” takes on a whole new meaning. Tonight, try your luck at the tables, take in a show or enjoy the sights and lights onThe Strip. B 8 LAS VEGAS FREE day The day is yours and the choices are endless: hit the casinos, do some shopping and maybe dine at one of the elegant restaurants.Take an optional tour to Hoover Dam, or for the adventure-seekers, soar over the Grand Canyon to walk on the glass SkyWalk overlooking the West Rim. Exhausted by the possibilities? Enjoy some down time at the hotel’s pool or visit a spa for a rejuvenating massage. B 9 LAS VEGAS / DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK Make your way to DeathValley National Park, named for its extreme temperatures. During the summer months, temperatures can climb upwards of 120 °F. In the park you will see a variety of terrain from the cracked earth known as BadWater to the colorful Artist’s Palette and the delicate sand dunes.This evening, hop on a hayride under the stars which takes you to a barbecue Highlight Dinner. B HD 10 DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK / BAKERSFIELD U Continue exploring DeathValley as you head to Bakersfield; stop at Manzanar National Historic Site, a Unique Insight into one of ten camps where Japanese-Americans and Japanese immigrants were forced to relocate during WorldWar II.Tonight, you are in for a real treat with a visit to the Buck Owens Crystal Palace for a Highlight Dinner and show, and home to the Buck Owens Museum. B HD 11 BAKERSFIELD / PASO ROBLES / MONTEREY r This morning journey to Paso Robles for a Be My Guest lunch at a privately-owned winery. Join your host and enjoy delicious cuisine paired with superb local vintages. Later, follow along scenic 17-Mile Drive, passing the Lone Cypress Tree and Pebble Beach Golf Links. Arrive in Monterey, home of Cannery Row and lively Fisherman’sWharf, home to restaurants, shops and vibrant street life. Enjoy some free time to see Monterey on your own tonight. B BG 12 MONTEREY / SAN FRANCISCO Head further up the California coast to San Francisco. Embark on an orientation tour that takes you from Fisherman’sWharf to the Golden Gate Bridge to fashionable Alamo Square.Take some free time this afternoon to continue the exploration on your own. B 13 SAN FRANCISCO SIGHTSEEING U Wake in the City by the Bay and enjoy a morning to explore on your own.This afternoon, take a Unique Insight into the city during a visit to the cable car museum, then enjoy an educational outing at the California Academy of Sciences, which houses the natural history museum, planetarium, aquarium and rainforest dome. This evening, toast your traveling companions during a festive Farewell Dinner. B FD 14 DEPART SAN FRANCISCO You are transferred to San Francisco International Airport where your journey comes to an end. B C a l i f o r n i a SAN FRANCISCO LOS ANGELES SCOTTSDALE MONTEREY GRAND CANYON NAT’L PARK PALM SPRINGS CARMEL PASO ROBLES JOSHUATREE NAT’L PARK PACIFIC OCEAN SEDONA LAS VEGAS BAKERSFIELD DEATH VALLEY NAT’L PARK N e v a d a A r iz ona Route 66MANZANAR NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 r be my guest LOCAL SPECIALTY U unique insights " local expert the grand canyon 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY 1 END CITY
  • 62. V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers in Los Angeles on Days 1 and 14 >> Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling >> Welcome Reception with light appetizers and drinks (WR) >> 13 full breakfasts (B); 1 Be My Guest lunch (BG); 5 dinners, including 3 three-course dinners (D), Highlight Dinner with wine (HD), and Farewell Dinner with wine pairing (FD) >> Services of a professional Travel Director >> Luxury motorcoach with air condi­tioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom >> Sightseeing, special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary hidden TREASURE A unique experience provided by yourTravel Director >> Portfolio of travel documents >> Souvenir photo DEPARTURES & PRICES per person* Saturdays: 2012: Dec 15 – $2,875 2013: Mar 16 – $2,875 Apr 27 – $3,175 May 4, 11, 18, 25 – $3,175 Jun 1, 8, 15, 22 – $3,175 Jun 29 – $3,350 Jul 6, 20, 27 – $3,350 Aug 10, 17, 31 – $3,350 Sep 7, 14 – $3,350 Sep 28 – $3,175 * Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room.  These departures operate as per the 2012 brochure. Hotels and inclusions may vary. Ask your Brendan Specialist. Single Room Supplement: $1,040 (Dec ‘12- Mar ‘13); $1,240 (Apr-Jun 22; Sep 28); $1,415 (Jun 29-Sep 14) Triple Room Reduction: $318 Quad Room Reduction: $476 Early Payment Discount: 12 months $318; 10 months $238; 6 months $159 Second Vacation Discount: save up to $159 Young Traveler Discount: $318 los angelesto los angeles your personally selected hotels LosAngeles | Hilton Long Beach SF San Diego | TheWestin San Diego MD Scottsdale | Embassy Suites Phoenix F Grand Canyon | National Park Lodges np Bryce Canyon | BW Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel F LasVegas | Paris LasVegas SF Mammoth Lakes | Sierra Nevada Hotel MF Yosemite National Park | Yosemite Lodge at the Falls MF San Francisco | Hyatt Regency San Francisco MD Monterey | The Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay SF Santa Barbara | Hyatt Santa Barbara F MD Moderate Deluxe SF Superior First Class F First Class MF Moderate First Class np National Park REF: DWED discovery vacation $2875from land only Discovererwestern Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company the golden gate bridge celebrated its 75th birthday in 2012 the las vegas strip
  • 63. 1 Arrive in LOS ANGELES Welcome to the City of Angels!Take a walk around your hotel in Long Beach, and enjoy the shops and restaurants or simply relax before your vacation begins. At 6 p.m., gather with your fellow traveling companions for aWelcome Reception. WR 2 LOS ANGELES / SAN DIEGO SIGHTSEEING From Long Beach, travel south along the Pacific to San Diego. Get acquainted with the city on a guided tour that takes you from theVictorian Gaslamp Quarter and OldTown to the gardens and Spanish colonial-style museums of Balboa Park, the nation’s largest urban cultural park. Enjoy some free time until dinner. B D 3 SAN DIEGO / SCOTTSDALE Head east today, as the great Sonoran Desert opens up before you – keep an eye out for giant saguaro cacti.This afternoon, arrive in the desert playground of Scottsdale.The evening is yours to enjoy. B 4 SCOTTSDALE / SEDONA / GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK " Travel north through the fragrant pine groves of Coconino National Forest on your way to the artists’ enclave of Sedona. Get out your cameras as you near Oak Creek Canyon with its towering red cliffs and crystal pools.This afternoon, arrive at the Grand Canyon. Enjoy astounding views from the South Rim and meet with a Local Expert who will enlighten you about the amazing geology of this wonder of the world. B 5 GRAND CANYON / LAKE POWELL / BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK Say good-bye to the Grand Canyon as you wind your way around its South Rim. See the glittering waters of Utah’s Lake Powell and striking rock formations before arriving at Bryce Canyon National Park and its rainbow of limestone spires rising majestically from the desert floor – the largest concentration of hoodoos in the world. B D DAY 6 BRYCE canyon / ZION NAT’L PARK / LAS VEGAS Depart Bryce Canyon for the gorgeous wonderland that is Zion National Park. Marvel at the graceful slot canyons, towering cliffs and awe-inspiring monoliths. After basking in the natural beauty of Zion, get ready for the neon lights and glitter of Sin City. B 7 LAS VEGAS FREE day The choices are endless: Hit the casinos, do some shopping and enjoy lunch at one of the city’s elegant restaurants. If you’re feeling adventurous, take an optional tour to Hoover Dam. Or just lounge a while by the hotel pool, browse the exclusive shops and visit a spa. B 8 LAS VEGAS / MAMMOTH LAKES Leave the glittering lights ofVegas behind and travel through the wide-open expanses of the Mojave Desert. Arrive in Mammoth Lakes on the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada and enjoy the evening on your own. B 9 MAMMOTH LAKES / YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK Descend from the Sierra Nevada Mountains throughTioga Pass (weather permitting), into theYosemiteValley, passing BridalVeil and Yosemite Falls. Gaze in wonder at the granite walls of El Capitan and Half Dome. Spend the night here in one of the wild places that John Muir called “the hope of the world.” B D NOTE:Weather conditions may cause theTioga Pass to be closed to traffic, typically from mid-October to the end of the May. In this case, overnight in Fresno at the Holiday Inn Downtown Fresno. 10 YOSEMITE / SONOMA / NAPA / SAN FRANCISCO r Descend from the mountains and head north to Sonoma, where you visit a family-owned winery for an exclusive tour and wine tasting. Sample olive oils and estate-produced wines; then enjoy vineyard views as you dine alfresco with your hosts at a Be My Guest lunch.Travel through Napa’s scenic wine country before crossing the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco.This evening, enjoy a Highlight Dinner with your traveling companions. B BG HD 11 SAN FRANCISCO SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME As the mist rises over the bay, stunning San Francisco stands before you. Embark on a morning exploration that takes you from Fisher­ man’sWharf to the magnificent Golden Gate. This afternoon you have some time to follow your own path. B 12 SAN FRANCISCO / CARMEL / MONTEREY Head south to the Old Mission in San Juan Bautista where you can step back in time to the Mission era. In the quaint village of Carmel- by-the-Sea, browse the shops, wander down to the water’s edge or savor a cappuccino at a café. After cruising the beautiful 17-Mile Drive past the famed Lone CypressTree and Pebble Beach Golf Links, arrive in Monterey for the night. B 13 MONTEREY / SAN SIMEON / SANTA BARBARA Travel down the coast to Hearst Castle. After a guided tour of this fabulous residence, continue to sun-kissed Santa Barbara.This evening, toast your vacation and newfound friends with a California wine pairing at a Farewell Dinner. B FD 14 SANTA BARBARA / DEPART LOS ANGELES Wake to Santa Barbara’s golden beaches and elegant Spanish Revival buildings. Head south to Hollywood and see its landmark sign, Grauman’s ChineseTheater and theWalk of Fame. Bid farewell to the City of Angels as you ride down Sunset Boulevard and through Beverly Hills.Your vacation ends as you are transferred to Los Angeles International Airport . Please do not schedule any flights before 5 p.m. B U t a h N e v a d a LAKE POWELL LAS VEGAS LAS VEGAS SAN DIEGOSAN DIEGO LOS ANGELESLOS ANGELES GRAND CANYON NAT’L PARK GRAND CANYON NAT’L PARK SAN JUAN BAUTISTA ZION NAT’L PARK NAPA CARMEL A r i z o n a YOSEMITE NAT’L PARK YOSEMITE NAT’L PARK SCOTTSDALESCOTTSDALE C a l i f o r n i a SEDONA HEARST CASTLE SONOMA MAMMOTH LAKES MAMMOTH LAKES MONTEREYMONTEREY SAN FRANCISCO SAN FRANCISCO SANTA BARBARA SANTA BARBARA 17 Mile Drive BRYCE CANYON NAT’L PARK BRYCE CANYON NAT’L PARK Tioga Pass Oak Creek CanyonHOLLYWOOD 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Highest elevation point: 10,000 ft. 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITYr be my guest " local expert  END CITY saguaro cacti
  • 64. YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Aloha Welcome with fresh flower lei >> Airport transfers in Honolulu on Day 1 and Kona on Day 9 >> Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling >> Kick-off Party with light appetizers and drinks (KP) >> 8 full breakfasts (B), 1 Be My Guest lunch with drinks (BG); 3 dinners, including 2 Highlight Dinners with drinks (HD) and Farewell Dinner on the beach (FD) >> Services of a professional Travel Director >> Luxury motorcoach with air conditioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom >> a brendan vacations bonus – All inter-island flights Oahu to Maui and Maui to Hawaii, and all airport transfers >> Sightseeing, special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary hidden treasure A unique experience provided by yourTravel Director >> Portfolio of travel documents >> Souvenir photo >> Just 4 Kids Surprise Pack DEPARTURES & PRICES per person* Fridays: 2013: Apr 5 – $2,895 May 3, 24 – $2,895 Jun 21 – $2,895 Jul 12 – $2,895 Aug 2, 16 – $2,895 Sep 6 – $2,895 Oct 4 – $2,895 Nov 15 – $2,895 Dec 13 – $2,895 2014: Jan 10, 31 – $2,895 Feb 14 – $2,895 Mar 7 – $2,895 * Per person prices are based on two people sharing a room. NOTE: Guaranteed room share is not available. Single Room Supplement: $1,255 Triple Room Reduction: $210 Quad Room Reduction: $345 Early Payment Discount: 12 months $290; 10 months $217; 6 months $145 Second Vacation Discount: save up to $145 Young Traveler Discount: $290 honoluluto KONA REF: DFHA FAMILY VACATION $2895from land & inter-island air V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO Alohahawaii your personally selected hotels Waikiki | Hilton HawaiiVillage SF Maui | Hyatt Regency Maui MD Waikoloa | MarriottWaikoloa SF MD Moderate Deluxe SF Superior First Class Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company INTER-ISLAND FLIGHT INFORMATION Vacation prices include economy inter-island airfares for Oahu to Maui and Maui to Hawaii and applic­able fuel surcharges, govern­ ment taxes and fees as applicable as of May 20, 2012. These are subject to change without notice. Hawaiian Airlines will charge a baggage handling fee on each inter-island flight included on your vacation. This additional cost is not covered in the vacation price and is the responsibility of the guest. The approximate cost is US$17 for the first checked suitcase and an additional US$17 for the second checked suitcase per each included inter-island flight. These prices are subject to change per the airline baggage policy. The Travel Director will collect these fees when you join the vacation and can assist you with any questions. Due to airline policies, on inter-island flights, passengers must provide their full name (as it appears on your passport), date of birth and gender at the time of deposit. ka’anapali beach,maui SHAVED ICE
  • 65. 1 Arrive in Honolulu / Waikiki Aloha and welcome to the beautiful Hawaiian Islands! In the traditional Aloha spirit, you’ll be greeted at the airport with a fragrant lei and your compli­mentary transfer will whisk you to your beachfront hotel. After checking in, get settled into HawaiianTime with a swim in the Pacific Ocean or a quick dip in the resort pool. At 6 p.m., hit the sand for a Kick-off Party with your fellow adventurers. KP 2 Honolulu Sightseeing  U Your Aloha adventure begins in Downtown Honolulu, home to several historic structures, including Iolani Palace, a 162-year-old church built from coral blocks and the historic Aloha Tower. Next, meet chocolate flavormeisters, DAY for a fun, hands-on, bean-to-bar Local Specialty experience. Learn how cacao is grown and processed from start to finish. Even make your own delicious chocolate bar from scratch!This afternoon, take a boat ride out to visit the Pearl Harbor Memorial Park, which is built over the submerged battleship USS Arizona. Later, enjoy a Unique Insight into life on a battleship. Join a real navy sailor on an exclu­sive visit aboard the ‘Mighty Mo’ – the USS Missouri – the star of the blockbuster movie Battleship.This evening is a Highlight Dinner at a local restaurant where you enjoy dinner facing an incredible three-story, 280,000-gallon saltwater fish tank. B HD 3 HONOLULU FREE day The entire day is yours and the choices are endless! Join one of the resort’s wildlife specialists to feed the animals, including the hotel’s very own African Blackfoot Penguins, flamingos, ducks, sacred Ibis and Koi fish. Perhaps attend a ukulele-making demonstration or spend some time lazing in the warm Hawaiian sun on the beach. B 4 HONOLULU / MAUI r  " Fly to Maui, the Magic Isle, home to endless white-sand beaches, crystal-clear waters and luxuriant tropical foliage. A truly unique island experience begins in the misting forest of Waipoli in upcountry Maui. Here, you will meet your host for an exclusive farm-to-fork Be My Guest lunch as you are taken on a visit through this diversified natural farm, on the slopes of Haleakala with panoramic bi-coastal views of the island. Learn about the various crops while partaking in their harvesting. Enjoy a gourmet al fresco lunch as you watch the fresh products you just harvested be prepared right in front of you by the chef. Kids can help make their own pizza, rolling the dough, adding their toppings and then eating their savory creation fresh out of the pizza oven!This afternoon, visit a working dairy farm and meet working dairy goats, herder dogs and “Charlie,” the owners’ potbelly pig. Discover the ins and outs of goat cheese production, a Local Specialty.Taste various goat cheeses, pet and feed the goats, and for a truly unique experience, kids get a chance to learn to hand milk a goat!Then get settled at your hotel on spectacular Kaanapali Beach. This evening, enjoy a unique “Tour of the Stars” led by a Local Expert on the roof of your resort. Learn how more than 1,000 years ago, voyaging Polynesians were guided to the Hawaiian Islands with the help of the stars. B BG 5 MAUI SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME "  Today explore the island’s premier attraction: the Maui Ocean Centre. Meet your Local Expert, an ocean naturalist, for a glimpse of Hawaii’s undersea world. Learn about the spectacular live coral displays, green sea turtles, sharks and rays, and enjoy the outdoor touch pools and the acrylic tunnel through the 750,000-gallon Open Ocean exhibit.Then head for the historic whaling village of Lahaina. Enjoy a cone of colorful flavored Shaved Ice, a Hawaiian Local Specialty, before returning back to the hotel where the rest of the afternoon is free to relax.This evening, get a real taste of the islands at a special Hawaiian Luau Highlight Dinner. Enjoy an all-you-can- eat buffet featuring Hawaiian andWestern specialties and a full open bar. B HD 6 MAUI FREE day  The entire day is free. Enjoy a relaxing breakfast served in a striking setting overlooking the ocean and water-fed lagoon. Choose from a selection of optional excursions or enjoy a fun- in-the-sun beach day. Perhaps enjoy a Local Specialty and learn about the art of lei-making or attend a demonstration of the Hula. B HD 7 MAUI / HILO / VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK / WAIKOLOA This morning, fly to the Big Island of Hawaii. Travel through the lush forest preserves to arrive at HawaiiVolcanoes National Park, a UNESCOWorld Heritage Site, home to both Mauna Loa, the world’s largest volcano, and Kilauea, its most active. KilaueaVisitor Center is the first stop for informative and interactive displays and movies highlighting the special aspects of the park.Visit the Jaggar Museum to learn about volcanology and view seismographs and other equipment used by scientists monitoring the volcanoes. Arrive at theThurston LavaTube which several hundred years ago, a scorching river of lava rushed through. Later, arrive at your beachfront resort on the Kohala Coast. B 8 KONA SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME Enjoy breakfast and a laidback morning before boarding a glass-bottom boat to explore the amazing Hawaiian reef. Relax under the shaded canopy and view Green SeaTurtles, colorful tropical fish, and unique Hawaiian coral through six full size windows.The friendly onboard marine naturalists and captain will answer all your questions as they take you through the protected waters of Anaehoomalu Bay. Back on land, enjoy an afternoon of free time.Tonight, gather at a Farewell Dinner of delectable Hawaiian dishes. B HD 9 DEPART KONA A Hui Hou, or until we meet again! Bid farewell as you are transferred to the airport, where your vacations comes to an end. B Oahu KA’ANAPALI HILO KILAUEA VOLCANO WAIKIKI KONAAIRPORT KAHULUI Hawaii Volcanoes Nat’l Park Maui Hawaii WAIKOLOA PEARL HARBOR HONOLULU AIRPORT 2 3 3 P P the USS MIssouri is featured in the movie“battleship” U unique insightsr be my guest LOCAL SPECIALTY " local expert 1 OVERNIGHT STAY  END CITY  start CITY
  • 66. YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers in Washington DC on Days 1 and 8 >> Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling >> Kick-off Party with light appetizers and drinks (KP) >> 7 full breakfasts (B); 2 lunches (L); 4 dinners, including 2 three-course dinners (D), Historical Highlight Dinner with drinks (HD), and Farewell Dinner with drinks (FD) >> Services of a professional Travel Director >> Luxury motorcoach with air conditioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom >> Sightseeing, special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary hidden treasure A unique experience provided by yourTravel Director >> Portfolio of travel documents >> Souvenir photo >> Just 4 Kids Surprise Pack DEPARTURES & PRICES per person* Saturdays: Jun 1, 15, 22, 29 – $1,950 Jul 13 – $1,950 Aug 10, 24 – $1,950 Sep 14, 21 – $1,950 * Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. Single Room Supplement: $515 Triple Room Reduction: $176 Quad Room Reduction: $273 Early Payment Discount: 12 months $195; 10 months $146; 6 months $98 Second Vacation Discount: save up to $98 Young Traveler Discount: $195 washington dcto washington dc your personally selected hotels Washington DC | RenaissanceWashington DC Downtown Hotel SF Philadelphia | Holiday Inn Philadelphia - Historic District F Gettysburg | Wyndham Gettysburg F Shenandoah Nat’l Park | Skyland Resort NP Williamsburg | TheWilliamsburg Hotel F SF Superior First Class F First Class NP National Park REF: DTLF FAMILY VACATION $1950from land only V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO Libertytrails of Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company jamestown was the first permanent English settlement THE LIBERTY BELL WAS COMMISSIONED IN 1751
  • 67. 1 Arrive in Washington DC Transfer to your hotel and meet yourTravel Director this afternoon. Join your fellow travelers at 6 p.m. for a Kick-off Party. KP 2 Washington DC Sightseeing & free time  Join a Local Guide for a tour of the capital and all its famous landmarks.View theWashington Monument, National Mall, the Capitol,White House, Lincoln Memorial andWorldWar II Memorial.Then visit Arlington National Cemetery.The rest of the afternoon is free. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. B D DAY 3 Washington DC / Philadelphia Travel to Philadelphia. Stop at the Reading Terminal Market, an old train shed opened in 1892, and now a marketplace with food stands. Continue to Independence National Historic Park, visit the National Constitution Center and view Independence Hall where Franklin and the other Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Visit the Liberty Bell on display in its own pavilion.The rest of the afternoon is free for you to explore the “City of Brotherly Love.” B 4 Philadelphia / Amish Country / Hershey / Gettysburg  Set out for the rolling countryside of Lancaster County. Ride aboard an old-fashioned horse- drawn wagon and learn about the traditional lifestyle of the Amish.Then enjoy an Amish family-style lunch.Travel on to Hershey’s ChocolateWorld, where you’ll learn the choco­ late making process, and everyone will try their hand at this Local Specialty and make their own customized chocolate candy bar!Tonight, enjoy a Highlight Dinner at 19th century Farnsworth House Inn, one of the most haunted inns in America with a special guest. B L HD 5 Gettysburg / Shenandoah National Park  Gettysburg was one of the most important battlegrounds in the CivilWar and where President Lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address. Tour the battlefield with a Local Guide and see the collection of CivilWar relics at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum. Then, travel into Shenandoah National Park. Hike with a guide who will teach you about the history, wildlife and native plants in the park. After a barbecue dinner, settle in around a crackling bonfire and listen as a storyteller brings the legends of Shenandoah to life.Then, challenge your fellow travelers to see who can toast the ultimate golden, gooey marshmallow for the best s’more. B D 6 Shenandoah / Charlottesville / Williamsburg Roll on down picturesque Skyline Drive as you head to Charlottesville. Savor a Southern lunch at historic MichieTavern. Continue on toWilliamsburg.This evening, don’t be scared when you walk by candlelight with a storyteller telling you the ghostly legends of the “Hauntings ofWilliamsburg.” B L 7 Jamestown & Colonial Williamsburg Sightseeing Visit Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in America.With the insight of your guide, you’ll find out how rough life was for the early colonists when they came to America in 1607. Meet costumed characters and walk through the life-size re-creations of the colonists’ crude fort, explore the mock-up Native American Powhatan village and climb aboard a replica of one of the three ships that sailed from England toVirginia.Then, fast forward to the 18th century in colonialWilliamsburg. Get in the spirit along Gloucester Street and the Palace Green where costumed townspeople go about their daily lives in faithfully restored shops, taverns and homes.Tonight, feast on a Farewell Dinner with your new friends. B FD 8 Williamsburg / Mount Vernon / Depart Washington DC Visit MountVernon, the home and final resting place of GeorgeWashington. Kids, search for clues to solve the nine different puzzles with the special map you will receive as you tour the mansion and gardens, walk along the forest trail and meet the farm animals. Return toWashington, D.C. where your tour ends with a transfer to the airport or to the tour hotel in Washington, D.C. for passengers extending their stay. Please do not schedule flights before 6 p.m. from Ronald Reagan National or 7 p.m. from Dulles International Airports. B Pennsylvania WILLIAMSBURG WASHINGTON DC PHILADELPHIAHERSHEY MOUNT VERNON JAMESTOWN CHARLOTTESVILLE SHENANDOAH NAT’L PARK GETTYSBURG Maryland Virginia LANCASTER COUNTY Blue Ridge Mountains 2 2 1 1 1 colonial williamsburg fifes and drums continues the tradition of military music  LOCAL SPECIALTY  LOCAL GUIDE  END CITY 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY
  • 68. V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers in New York City on Day 1 andWashington, D.C. on Day 9 >> Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling >> Harbor cruise Welcome Reception with light appetizers and drinks (WR) >> 8 full breakfasts (B); 3 dinners, includ­ing Your Choice Dining (YC), three-course dinner (D), and Farewell Dinner with wine (FD) >> Services of a professionalTravel Director >> Luxury motorcoach with air conditioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom >> Sightseeing, special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary hidden treasure A unique experience provided by yourTravel Director >> Portfolio of travel documents >> Souvenir photo DEPARTURES & PRICES per person* Saturdays: May 11 – $2,495 Jun 15 – $2,495 Jul 13 – $2,425 Aug 17 – $2,425 Sep 7, 14 – $2,550 * Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. Single Room Supplement: $1,135 (May); $1,100 (Jun-Aug); $1,225 (Sep) Triple Room Reduction: $225 Quad Room Reduction: $349 Early Payment Discount: 12 months $243; 10 months $182; 6 months $121 Second Vacation Discount: save up to $121 Young Traveler Discount: $243 NEWYORK CITYTO Washington dc your personally selected hotels NewYork City | Staybridge SuitesTimes Square F Bedford | Omni Bedford Springs Resort SF Washington DC | RenaissanceWashington DC Downtown Hotel SF SF Superior First Class F First Class REF: DATL LEISURELY VACATION $2425from land only East CoastTOWN & COUNTRY RETREAT Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company new york city skyline The us capitOl building washington dc gettysburg
  • 69. 1 Arrive in NEW YORK CITY Welcome to NewYork City! Check into your hotel and spend the afternoon relaxing from your travels or doing a little exploring of this great metropolis on your own. At 5:30 p.m., join yourTravel Director and fellow travelers for a special Harbor CruiseWelcome Reception for an insider’s introduction to one of the world’s most captivating cities. Hop on a comfortable boat and toast the beginning of an unforgettable trip during a relaxing voyage through the beautiful harbor with stunning views of the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline. WR 2 NEW YORK CITY SIGHTSEEING  Embark on a city tour exploring the Big Apple with a Local Guide and discover the most vibrant features of this remarkable metropolis. SeeTimes Square, Rockefeller Center and many more famous Manhattan sights. Drive through the boroughs of Queens and DAY Brooklyn getting, a glimpse into these eclectic neighborhoods. Enjoy the evening at leisure. Catch a Broadway show or dine at one the unlimited choices of delectable restaurants. B 3 NEW YORK CITY free day The day is yours to take on the city as you please. Enjoy a long walk in beautiful Central Park, head to Fifth Avenue for some of the city’s best shopping, visit the moving 9-11 Memorial, or just explore the bustling streets soaking up the atmosphere.Tonight, finish your NewYork adventure with aYour Choice Dining experience, where you can sate your appetite at your choice of one of four stylish Manhattan eateries. BYC 4 NEW YORK CITY / LANCASTER COUNTY / BEDFORD Travel through the green landscapes of Pennsylvania as you make your way to Amish Country in Lancaster County.View the verdant fields and clapboard farm­houses before stopping at the Kitchen KettleVillage, a shopping village with 32 unique stores. Experience the heritage of the Amish people, browse the handmade products and soak up the local culture. Perhaps try a local favorite like “chow-chow” or “shoe- fly pie.”Then journey to the town of Bedford where the Omni Bedford Springs Resort awaits. Original historic charm is timelessly preserved in this luxury Four-Diamond hotel that sits alongside the Bedford Springs, eight mineral springs that are famed as being sources of rejuvenation.You will be welcomed with an afternoon tea followed by a tour of the historic property and resort.Tonight, enjoy dinner at the resort with your traveling companions. B D 5 BEDFORD free day The day is free for you to enjoy the serene atmosphere of the scenic CumberlandValley. This afternoon, delight in a cooking demonstra­­ tion by one of the hotel’s expert chefs complete with a tasting of the delicious creations. B 6 bedford / gettysburg / washington dc  Bid farewell to Bedford and continue to the historic site of Gettysburg. Join your Local Guide for a tour at the site of one of the Civil War’s most pivotal battles.The events at Gettysburg turned the tide in the CivilWar. Just four months after the historic struggle, the battlefield was the backdrop for Abraham Lincoln’s call for “a new birth of freedom” in his famed Gettysburg Address. Arrive in the nation’s capital and enjoy the evening on your own. B 7 WASHINGTON DC SIGHTSEEING & free time  | | U Today, immerse yourself in the proud heritage of a nation as you view theWhite House, the Washington Monument and the National Mall with a Local Guide on a Small Group Sightsee­ ing tour. Reflect on the country’s most turbulent days at the Lincoln Memorial and the somber WorldWar II memorial.Visit the Library of Congress for a Unique Insight; the book collec­ tion ofThomas Jefferson. In 1814 Jefferson offered to sell his book collection to the Library of Congress after the British burned Congress and the nation’s Capital. His was the largest private collection at the time, and was purchased for $23,950 in 1815.Today, only a third of the original 6,487 volumes remain after a second fire to the Library in 1851. Enjoy the evening at leisure. B 8 WASHINGTON DC SIGHTSEEING Rise for a second day of discoveries in Washington, D.C.Visit Arlington National Cemetery and learn about the final resting place of the nation’s heroes. Pay tribute to those who dedicated their lives to the American ideals at theTomb of the Unknowns, theWomen in Military Memorial and the Kennedy gravesites. This afternoon is at leisure to chart your own path. Maybe visit one of the Smithsonian Institution’s renowned museums or stroll around the Dupont Circle neighborhood. This evening, a special Farewell Dinner awaits you. B FD 9 DEPART WAshINGTON dc Your trip comes to an end with a transfer to Ronald Reagan National Airport or Dulles International Airport. B Pennsylvania BEDFORD GETTYSBURG New York New Jersey Maryland LANCASTER WASHINGTON DC NEW YORK CITY ATLANTIC OCEAN 3 3 2 omni bedford springs resort | | small group sightseeing LOCAL GUIDE 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY 1 END CITY U unique insights
  • 70. V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers in Orlando on Days 1 and 10 >> Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling >> Welcome Reception with light appetizers and drinks (WR) >> 9 full breakfasts (B); 2 lunches (L); 4 dinners, includ­ing a three-course dinner (D), Be My Guest dinner with wine (BG), Highlight Dinner with wine (HD), and Farewell Dinner with wine (FD) >> Services of a professional Travel Director >> Luxury motorcoach with air conditioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom >> Sightseeing, special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary hiddentreasure A unique experience provided by yourTravel Director >> Portfolio of travel documents >> Souvenir photo DEPARTURES & PRICES per person* Saturdays: Jan 5 – $2,825 Feb 9, 23 – $2,825 Mar 16, 23 – $2,825 Apr 20 – $2,825 Nov 9 – $2,595 Dec 14 – $2,595 2014‡: Jan 4 – $2,825 Feb 8, 22 – $2,825 Mar 15, 22 – $2,825 * Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. ‡ 2014 dates are subject to price and itinerary modifications. Details will be available July 2013. Single Room Supplement: $1,155 (Jan-Apr 2013 & 2014); $915 (Nov-Dec) Triple Room Reduction: $254 Quad Room Reduction: $396 Early Payment Discount: 12 months $283; 10 months $212; 6 months $141 Second Vacation Discount: save up to $141 Young Traveler Discount: $283 orlandoto orlando your personally selected hotels Orlando | Gaylord Palms Resort MD Cocoa Beach | Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront SF Miami | Hyatt Miami SF KeyWest | Southernmost Hotel SF Naples | Hilton Naples F Sarasota | Hyatt Regency MD Md Moderate Deluxe SF Superior First Class F First Class REF: DFLA regional VACATION $2595from land only Florida’s sunshine trail Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company COLORFUL BEACHFRONT HOUSES IN KEY WEST south beach’s art deco district,miami
  • 71. 1 Arrive in ORLANDO Welcome to the Sunshine State! Relax or explore your resort with its beautiful tropical gardens. At 6 p.m. join yourTravel Director and fellow travelers for aWelcome Reception. WR 2 ORLANDO / ST. AUGUSTINE / SPACE COAST / COCOA BEACH Travel north to St. Augustine, the nation’s oldest city. An orientation tour introduces you to its charming cobblestone streets and historical landmarks.Then visit Castillo de San Marcos, the Spanish fort built in the 17th century. Explore the site of the first Mass in America at the Mission of Nombre de Dios. Experience early St. Augustine as you visit old St. AugustineVillage, featuring houses from the 18th and 19th centuries and the oldest wooden school in the Americas.This afternoon, head down Florida’s famous Space Coast to Cocoa Beach.This evening, enjoy a dinner at a charming local restaurant. B D 3 cocoa beach / CAPE CANAVAERAL / MIAMI Explore the Kennedy Space Center on a private NASA coach for a panoramic view of space shuttle launch pads at the LC-39 Observation Gantry.Then experience the historic Apollo 8 launch and marvel at a massive 364-foot-long SaturnV moon rocket at the Apollo/SaturnV Center. Feel like an astronaut as you experience the sights, sounds and sensations of a real Space Shuttle take- off aboard Shuttle Launch Experience at the IMAX theater. End your space journey at lunch where you are joined by a veteran astronaut from NASA’s famous Astronaut Corps. Drive down to Miami. B L 4 MIAMI SIGHTSEEING  r This morning, join an expert guide for a private guided tour ofVizcaya Museum and Gardens, a Renaissance-style villa housing a priceless collection of 15th through 19th century furnishings and decorative arts.This evening, meet in Little Havana for a walking tour with a Local Guide.The owner of a popular Little Havana restaurant closes his doors for our group tonight for a private Be My Guest dinner. Indulge in a mojito or glass of Sangria while the host enlightens you on the influences Cuban cuisine in America. After some appetizers sit down for a dinner featuring some classic Cuban dishes, followed by a cup of Café Con Leche and homemade Cuban dessert. B BG 5 MIAMI / KEY LARGO / KEY WEST  Today, explore Miami with its famous port, mansions, yachts and famed neighborhoods. Start with a walking tour of the historic Art Deco District with a Local Guide. Discover the architectural crown jewels of South Beach’s DAY one-square-mile of traditional deco, recognized by the National Register of Historic Places. See Casa Casuarina, once the home of Italian fashion designer GianniVersace.Then head south along the Florida Keys Scenic Highway. Arrive in KeyWest where your hotel is at the southernmost point of the continental United States. B 6 KEY WEST SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME  This morning join an expert and learn the history of the Keys’ favorite dessert and Local Specialty, the Key Lime Pie.Then explore Key West aboard the world-famous ConchTrain Tour and discover KeyWest Historic District’s many points of interest including Duval Street, the KeyWest Bight,West Martello Fort, and much more.The rest of the day is free. Key West is known for its variety of aquatic and land-based activities.YourTravel Director can help with suggestions. B 7 KEY WEST / EVERGLADES / NAPLES " Retrace your steps along the Florida Keys Scenic Highway and stop in Big Pine Key at the visitor center for the National Key Deer Refuge where you will learn about this endangered species of deer that lives only in the lower Florida Keys. After a quick stop in Key Largo, head west through the Everglades and Big Cypress National Preserve, before an early arrival in Naples.This evening, a Highlight Dinner is served at one of the restaurants atTheVillage onVenetian Bay, home to fashion boutiques and restaurants perched over the waters.This evening back at the hotel, enjoy an interpretive presentation by a Local Expert about the manatee, as well as the ecosystem of the Everglades. B HD 8 NAPLES SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME This morning, enjoy an exciting excursion through the Everglades, where you will embark on a thrilling airboat ride through the sawgrass prairies and mangrove wilderness. Get up-close with alligators, manatees, native wildlife and a variety of birds, such as the Blue Heron, American Egret, Bald Eagle and Osprey. Enjoy some time on your own for lunch in Everglade City where locally caught seafood reigns. Back in Naples, the rest of the day is yours to do as you please. B 9 NAPLES / FORT MYERS / SARASOTA Meet a historian who leads you on a private visit to the Edison & FordWinter Estates in Fort Myers, a 20-acre National Register Historic Site featuring historic buildings, award- winning gardens, the Edison Botanic Research Lab and the Edison Ford Museum. Enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch on the beautiful grounds of the estate and then head for Sarasota.Tour the dazzling palatial mansion, Ca’ d’Zan, of John and Mable Ringling (of circus fame) with a guide. A special Farewell Dinner celebration is served tonight. B L FD 10 SARASOTA / DEPART ORLANDO Time to bid farewell to the Sunshine State, but not before a stop at the ManateeViewing Center in Apollo Beach.Your Florida trail ends at Orlando International Airport or the hotel in Orlando for those wishing to extend their stay in Orlando. Please do not schedule any flight before 2 p.m. B MIAMI ORLANDO FORT MYERS NAPLES F l o r i d a SARASOTA KEY WEST ST.AUGUSTINE KEY LARGO EVERGLADES NAT’L PARK COCOA BEACH CAPE CANAVERAL1 2 1 1 2 2 r BE MY GUEST LOCAL SPECIALTY " local expert kennedy space center  LOCAL GUIDE 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY  END CITY
  • 72. YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers in Chicago on Day 1 and Los Angeles on Day 14 >> Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling >> Welcome Reception with light appetizers and drinks (WR) >> 13 full breakfasts (B); 5 dinners, includ­ing 2 three-course dinners (D), Be My Guest dinner with drinks (BG), Highlight Dinner with wine (HD), and Farewell Dinner with wine (FD) >> Services of a professional Travel Director >> Luxury motorcoach with air conditioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom >> Sightseeing, special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary hidden treasure A unique experience provided by yourTravel Director >> Portfolio of travel documents >> Souvenir photo DEPARTURES & PRICES per person* Saturdays: May 18, 25 – $2,975 Jun 15, 22 – $2,975 Jul 13 – $2,975 Aug 3, 17 – $2,975 Sep 7, 14, 21 – $2,975 Sep 28 – $3,025 Oct 5 – $3,025 * Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. Route 66 with Balloon Fiesta. These trips include admission to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Single Room Supplement: $1,020 Triple Room Reduction: $268 Quad Room Reduction: $446 Early Payment Discount: 12 months $298; 10 months $223; 6 months $149 Second Vacation Discount: save up to $149 Young Traveler Discount: $298 chicagoto los angeles REF: DRST DISCOVERY VACATION $2975from land only V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO Route 66 your personally selected hotels Chicago | The Palmer House Hilton MD Springfield | Hilton Springfield F St. Louis | Omni Majestic Hotel MD Branson | Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing F Oklahoma City | Courtyard Oklahoma City Downtown MF Amarillo | The Ambassador Hotel F Albuquerque | Albuquerque Marriott SF Flagstaff | RadissonWoodlands Hotel Flagstaff F Grand Canyon National Park| National Park Lodges NP LasVegas | Paris LasVegas SF LosAngeles | Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel SF MD Moderate Deluxe SF Superior First Class F First Class MF Moderate First Class NP National Park Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company cadillac range,amarillo Route 66,arizona st.louis gateway arch
  • 73. 1 Arrive in CHICAGO Welcome to the starting point of Route 66! Get settled in at your hotel and enjoy some free time on your own. At 6 p.m., gather gather for aWelcome Reception. WR 2 CHICAGO / SPRINGFIELD After an introduction to theWindy City, includ­ing elegant Lakeshore Drive and the Magnificent Mile, hit the road for a good, old-fashioned American road trip. Just outside Chicago, see several of Route 66’s original gas stations. Explore the history and cultural impact of America’s Mother Road at the Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum. Roll on southwest to Springfield, where you will visit the final resting place of Abraham Lincoln. B 3 SPRINGFIELD / ST. LOUIS  r Start with the view from atop the famed St. Louis Gateway Arch.Take a break atTed Drewes Frozen Custard, a Route 66 favorite since 1929. Then, take a guided tour of the Anheuser- Busch Brewery and enjoy a sample of this Local Specialty as well.Tonight, learn to mix up your own sweet and spicy barbecue sauce with a team of master barbecue chefs and enjoy a Be My Guest barbecue dinner. B BG 4 ST. LOUIS / MERAMEC CAVERNS / BRANSON Begin your day by crossing the Mississippi River via the Chain of Rocks Bridge. Go under­ ground in Meramec Caverns, for a glimpse of some outstanding subterranean formations. Then it’s onward to the Ozarks and the lively American musical mecca of Branson. Explore Branson Landing, on the shores of Lake Taneycomo. Tonight, perhaps get your kicks at an optional dinner show. B 5 BRANSON / WILL ROGERS MEMORIAL / OKLAHOMA CITY Roll on through historic Joplin, Missouri into eastern Oklahoma, an especially scenic stretch of highway known as theWill Rogers Highway. Stop to visit theWill Rogers Museum. See more classics of the Old Road such as the Round Barn in Arcadia, Oklahoma.Tonight, enjoy a Highlight Dinner in the vibrant warehouse district of Bricktown. B HD 6 OKLAHOMA CITY SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME Get a taste of the OldWest at the National Cowboy &Western Heritage Museum. After lunch, visit the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, honoring the 1995 bombing victims.The rest of the day is free. B 7 OKLAHOMA CITY / ROUTE 66 MUSEUM / AMARILLO In Clinton, explore a classic collection of Route 66 history, memorabilia and culture. Crossing into theTexas Panhandle, return to Old Route 66 for a scenic drive before stopping at Amarillo. B 8 AMARILLO / ALBUQUERQUE Today see the famed Cadillac Ranch pop art installation just outside Amarillo. Stop in Tucumcari, where a large number of the vintage motels and restaurants built in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s are still in existence. DAY Travel on to Albuquerque where the spirit of Route 66 still thrives.Tonight, gather for dinner at the 66 Diner with its 1950s jukebox and blue-plate specials. B D 9 ALBUQUERQUE SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME Take a tour of OldTown and see the old adobe architecture and enjoy some free time to explore on your own.Visit one of the many museums, relax in a cafe or perhaps opt to visit southwestern arts-filled Santa Fe. B 10 ALBUQUERQUE / FLAGSTAFF Cruise through Gallup this morning and see the Historic El Rancho Hotel, which served as a home base to the movie stars who came to the desert for their films. Crossing into Arizona, watch the sun play over the changing colors of the Painted Desert and Petrified Forest National Park. See theWigwam Motel in Holbrook and the Man Standing on the Corner inWinslow before arriving in Flagstaff. B D 11 FLAGSTAFF / CAMERON TRADING POST / GRAND CANYON NAT’L PARK Visit the traditional land of the Navajo people and stop at CameronTrading Post to browse through handicrafts.This afternoon, wind along scenic DesertView Drive before arriving at the Grand Canyon. Spend the night inside the park, allowing plenty of time to explore this natural world wonder. B 12 GRAND CANYON / SELIGMAN / KINGMAN / LAS VEGAS Hit the road again, passing through Seligman then Peach Springs.Then drive through Hack­ berry, a Route 66 ghost town along the original route. Further ahead, stop in Kingman, a Route 66 hotspot that has kept the old culture alive. Then it’s full speed ahead to glittering LasVegas. The rest of the day is yours to explore. B 13 LAS VEGAS / HOLLYWOOD / LOS ANGELES Travel from Sin City to the City of Angels, with one last jaunt on Route 66 near the town of Barstow. Upon arrival in Los Angeles, see the sights, including Grauman’s ChineseTheater, Beverly Hills, Sunset Boulevard and the place where the road comes to an end, Santa Monica and the great Pacific.This evening, celebrate your journey at a festive Farewell Dinner. B FD 14 Depart LOS ANGELES You are transferred to Los Angeles Inter­national Airport, where your vacation ends. B  LOCAL SPECIALTY Route 66 with Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 1 to 8 These days will operate as per Days 1-8 on the 14-day itinerary. 9 albuquerque balloon fiesta Rise early to watch as hundreds of brightly colored hot air balloons rise into the sky. Spend some time explor­ing the grounds and then gather again for the spectacular Balloon Glow where all the balloons light their burners in unison to illuminate the night sky. Conclude your day with a bang at the After Glow fireworks show! B 10 to 14 These days will operate as per Days 10-14 on the 14-day itinerary. Please refer to the opposite page for departure dates and prices. REF: DRSB DAY LAS VEGAS LAS VEGAS BRANSONBRANSON LOS ANGELES LOS ANGELES CAMERON TRADING POST PETRIFIED FOREST NAT’L PARK MERAMEC CAVERNSGRAND CANYON GRAND CANYON California SPRINGFIELDSPRINGFIELD CHICAGOCHICAGO ST. LOUISST. LOUIS KINGMAN AMARILLOAMARILLO OKLAHOMA CITY OKLAHOMA CITY ROUTE 66 MUSEUM SELIGMAN TULSAALBUQUERQUEALBUQUERQUE FLAGSTAFFFLAGSTAFF Texas Nevada Arizona New Mexico Missouri Illinois Oklahoma 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY 1 END CITYr be my guest Highest elevation point: 7,200 ft.
  • 74. YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfer in New York City on Days 1 and 14 >> Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling >> Harbor cruise Welcome Reception with light appetizers and drinks (WR) >> 13 full breakfasts (B); 6 dinners, in­clud­ing 4 three-course dinners (D), Be My Guest dinner with wine (BG), and Farewell Dinner with wine (FD) >> Services of a professionalTravel Director >> Luxury motorcoach with air conditioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom >> Sightseeing, special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary hidden treasure A unique experience provided by yourTravel Director >> Portfolio of travel documents >> Souvenir photo DEPARTURES & PRICES per person* Fridays: Apr 19, 26 – $3,375 May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 – $3,375 Jun 7, 14, 21, 28 – $3,375 Jul 5, 12, 19, 26 – $3,425 Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – $3,425 Sep 6, 13, 20, 27 – $3,550 Oct 4 – $3,550 Thursdays: May 2, 16, 23, 30 – $3,375 Jun 6, 13, 20, 27 – $3,375 Jul 4 – $3,425 Aug 22 – $3,425 Sep 5, 12, 19, 26 – $3,550 Oct 3 – $3,550 * Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. Single Room Supplement: $1,300 (Apr-Jun); $1365 (Jul-Aug); $1,405 (Sep-Oct) Triple Room Reduction: $304 Quad Room Reduction: $473 Early Payment Discount: 12 months $338; 10 months $253; 6 months $169 Second Vacation Discount: save up to $169 Young Traveler Discount: $338 NEWYORK CITYTO NEWYORK CITY your personally selected hotels NewYork City | NewYork Marriott East Side F Washington DC| Capital Hilton SF Lancaster County | The Inn at LeolaVillage SF Niagara Falls | Hilton Hotel & Suites Niagara Falls/Fallsview SF Toronto | Sheraton CentreToronto Hotel MD Ottawa | Sheraton Ottawa Hotel MD Montreal | Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel SF Quebec City | Hilton Quebec MD Boston | Omni Parker House SF MD Moderate Deluxe SF Superior First Class F First Class REF: DEUS DISCOVERY VACATION $3375from land only V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO East CoastUSA & canada Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company niagara falls encompasses the american falls, bridal veil falls and horseshoe falls the chateau frontenac is a landmark in quebec ENJOY FALL COLORS Enjoy the unforgettable sight of stunning “Fall Foliage” on our departures Sep 5-Oct 4 (as determined by Mother Nature) notre dame basilica, montreal
  • 75. 1 Arrive in New York City Welcome to NewYork! Check into your hotel and then head out on your own or just relax at your hotel. At 5:30 p.m. your vacation begins with a special Harbor CruiseWelcome Reception with yourTravel Director and fellow travelers. Board a boat for an insider’s introduction to one of the world’s most captivating cities. WR 2 New York / Philadelphia / Washington DC Take a bite out of the Big Apple.View the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Times Square and Central Park.Travel on to the City of Brotherly Love and a visit to the Liberty Bell Center.View Independence Hall, site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, before traveling on to Washington, D.C., the nation’s capital.This evening enjoy a dinner in the capital city. B D 3 Washington DC Sightseeing & free time  Immerse yourself in the proud heritage of a nation today as you view theWhite House and the U.S. Capitol Building and visit the Lincoln Memorial, theWorldWar II andVietnamWar memorials with a Local Guide.Visit Arlington National Cemetery and learn about the heroes at rest. Enjoy the remainder of the day on your own – perhaps visit one of the Smithsonian’s museums or galleries or take a stroll around Dupont Circle. B DAY 4 Washington DC / Lancaster County / Amish Country  Roll back in time to explore the rural back roads of Pennsylvania’s Lancaster County with a guide. Learn about the traditional agricultural lifestyle of theAmish and the Mennonites, who live much the same as they did when they first settled here over 200 years ago.Tonight, after a hearty dinner, practice preparing whoopie pies, a delicious Local Specialty, for your dessert. B D 5 Lancaster County / Niagara Falls  Journey across Pennsylvania through the eastern corner of NewYork. Stop in at the Corning Museum of Glass, a Local Specialty. Displayed here are 35 centuries of glass ware, from ancient to contemporary creations. Learn about everything from the beautiful sculptures to the discoveries that move the ever-changing world of glass forward. Head into Canada to reach the pot of gold at the end of the Rainbow—the majestic Niagara Falls. B 6 Niagara Falls sightseeing & free time r After soaking up the panoramic views and thunderous roar of the falls, set out on the Maid of the Mist for a boat ride to the base of spectacular Horseshoe Falls. Enjoy some free time today to explore Niagara Falls more on your own. This evening, visit a family-owned winery for an exclusive tour and tasting of their award-winning wines, including ice wine, a specialty to the region. Later, relax with a Be My Guest dinner with views of the vineyard. B BG 7 niagara falls / toronto Travel on to the picturesque community of Niagara-on-the-Lake before arriving on the shores of Lake Ontario andToronto. B 8 Toronto / Ottawa Travel to Ottawa, Canada’s stately capital. Enjoy an introductory tour of the city, including the elegant buildings of Parliament Hill; Rideau Hall, the residence of the Governor General of Canada and the beautiful downtown galleries and museums. B 9 Ottawa / Montreal Today takes you from Canada’s administrative capital to the cultural heart of French Canada and the largest French-speaking city outside of France.This evening, enjoy a dinner at a restaurant in charming Old Montreal. B D 10 Montreal / Quebec City  Your expert Local Guide introduces you to the pleasures of Montreal, including the spectacular Notre-Dame Basilica, the colorful port area and Place Jacques-Cartier, epicenter of the old city. Stop at Mount Royal for a panoramic view, and then wind your way along the beautiful St. Lawrence River to the fortified walls of Quebec City, a UNESCOWorld Heritage Site. B D 11 Quebec City Sightseeing & free time  Explore Quebec City’s winding streets and historic sites with your Local Guide. Learn about the city’s French and English military past at the fortified Citadel and the Plains of Abraham, the site of a major colonial battle. This afternoon, perhaps visit a gallery, take a carriage ride through the cobblestone streets or simply relax at a sidewalk cafe. B 12 Quebec City / Franconia Notch / Boston Leave the birthplace of French Canada and cross back into the United States.Traverse New Hampshire on your way to Franconia Notch in the heart of theWhite Mountains. As you make your way through forests of sugar maple and white birch, watch for the black bear, moose and deer that call this area home. Arrive in Boston and enjoy your evening on your own. B 13 Boston Sightseeing & free time Immerse yourself in Boston’s rich history, from the Old North Church to Boston Harbor, site of the famousTea Party, and along the FreedomTrail.This afternoon, continue your exploration as you please.This evening, toast your vacation and your newfound friends at a Farewell Dinner. B FD 14 Boston / Newport / Depart New York City The seaside town of Newport now offers history aficionados a wealth of stunning architectural landmarks. See the rows of mansions along Ocean Drive before returning to NewYork. A complimentary transfer is provided to NewYork JFK International Airport and the hotel in NewYork for those extending their stay. Please do not schedule any flights before 7 p.m. B Pennsylvania WASHINGTON DC BOSTON NIAGARA FALLS NEWPORT PHILADELPHIA TORONTO QUEBEC CITY MONTREAL OTTAWA FRANCONIA NOTCH Massachusetts Ontario Quebec New Hampshire New York Rhode Island NEW YORK CITY LANCASTER COUNTY Vermont Connecticut New Jersey Delaware Maryland LAKE ERIE LAKE ONTARIO Harbor cruise ST.LAW REN C E RIVER 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 2 r BE MY GUEST LOCAL SPECIALTY  LOCAL GUIDE  END CITY 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY
  • 76. YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers in Vancouver on Day 1 and in Calgary on Day 8 >> Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling >> Kick-off Party with light appetizers and drinks (KP) >> 7 full breakfasts (B); 3 dinners, in­clud­­ing a three-course dinner (D), Highlight Dinner with drinks (HD) and Farewell Dinner with drinks (FD) >> Services of a professional Travel Director and Driver >> Luxury motor­coach with air conditioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom >> Sightseeing, special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary hidden TREASURE A unique experience provided by yourTravel Director >> Portfolio of travel documents >> Souvenir photo >> Just 4 Kids Surprise Pack DEPARTURES & PRICES per person* Saturdays: Jun 15, 22 – $2,450 Jul 6¶ – $2,825 Jul 20 – $2,450 Aug 3, 17, 24 – $2,450 Sep 21 – $2,450 * Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. ¶ This departure features one extra night in Calgary at the Delta Bow Valley with entry to the Calgary Stampede. Single Room Supplement: $800 (Jun-Sep); $960 (Stampede, Jul 6) Triple Room Reduction: $221 Quad Room Reduction: $343 Early Payment Discount: 12 months $245; 10 months $184; 6 months $123 Second Vacation Discount: save up to $123 Young Traveler Discount: $245 vancouverto calgary your personally selected hotels Vancouver | RenaissanceVancouver Harbourside SF Whistler | HiltonWhistler Resort & Spa SF Kamloops | TheThompson Hotel F Jasper | Chateau Jasper SF Banff | Banff Park Lodge F SF Superior First Class F First Class REF: DRMF FAMILY VACATION $2450from land only V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO Rockies Thrills& glacier chills Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company the name“bow”refers to the reeds that grow along the banks of Bow River peak 2 peak alpine experience, the world’s highest gondola ride lake louise
  • 77. A l b e r t a JASPER WHISTLER LAKE LOUISE BANFF Icefields Parkway Mt. Robson COLUMBIA ICEFIELD HAT CREEK RANCH KAMLOOPS CALGARY VANCOUVER B r i t i s h C o l u m b i a Vancouver Island 9-day optional Calgary Stampede Sea-to-Sky Highway SALISH SEA PACIFIC OCEAN JASPER NAT’L PARK 1 2 2 1 1 1 REF: DSRF 1 Arrive in VANCOUVER, CANADA Get ready for a thrilling adventure with your family and friends in the eye-popping Coast Mountains and Canadian Rockies, combining spectacular natural wonders with river rafting, canoeing, hiking and more. Check into your hotel and get settled. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with yourTravel Director and fellow adventurers for a festive Kick-off Party. KP 2 VANCOUVER / SEA-TO-SKY HIGHWAY / WHISTLER Start your morning with a brief city tour of Vancouver including Gastown, Chinatown and Stanley Park.Then, travel the scenic Sea-to- Sky Highway, stopping to visit the Britannia Mine Museum. Descend by train into the depths of this historic mining tunnel and try your luck panning for gold. Arrive inWhistler and stop in at the Sports Museum and learn about some of the athletic history of this city that hosted the 2010Winter Olympic Games.This afternoon, choose from two options: head out on a guided two hour bike tour through this popular sum­mer outdoor mecca, or visit the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre to learn about two different First Nations of British Columbia.Then, hold your breath when you look more than 1,300 feet straight down from the world’s highest and longest gondola ride, the Peak 2 Peak Alpine Experience betweenWhistler and Blackcomb Mountains.This eve­ning, enjoy a Highlight Dinner at a local restaurant. B HD 3 WHISTLER / HAT CREEK / KAMLOOPS Step back in time with a visit to historic Hat Creek Ranch. Interpreters in period clothing bring alive the tales of this 1860s roadhouse, which catered to miners and wagon trains. Stroll through the apple orchard, view the antique farming equipment and explore the ranch build- ings.Walk along Hat Creek to the native village of the Shuswap Nation where members share their captivating culture. Continue to Kamloops and check into your hotel.Tonight, rally your mateys for an evening of miniature golf. B DAY 4 KAMLOOPS / JASPER " Travel into the majestic Rocky Mountains, via the scenicYellowhead Highway. Stop for a knock-out view of Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Upon arriving in Jasper, you and your family will face two thrilling choices – either get splashed on a rip- roaring white water rafting adventure on the mighty Athabasca River or take a gentle float trip on calmer waters.Whichever you choose, you’ll marvel at the magnificent landscapes of Jasper National Park. After dinner, enjoy a fun presentation on the park’s wildlife with a Local Expert. B D 5 JASPER NATIONAL PARK FREE day Spend today rockin’ the Rockies as you like, or choose from optional outdoor activities.Ask your family members for a quick vote on whether to take a scenic cruise on the pristine Maligne Lake or if they want to don their hiking boots for a guided alpine walk for “oohing and aahing” beneath the splendor of Mount Edith Cavell. B 6 JASPER / ICEFIELDS PARKWAY / LAKE LOUISE / BANFF Now that you’ve done some thrillin’, time to start the chillin’ as you travel along the stun­ning Icefields Parkway and the amazing Columbia Icefield, the largest reservoir of ice and snow in the Rocky Mountains. Ride out on the massive Athabasca Glacier ice sheet aboard a specially designed Ice Explorer and learn amazing facts about glaciers and their impact on the environment.Travel on to Banff National Park for another peak experience. As you step out at Bow Summit, the highest point on the Columbia Icefield, marvel at the turquoise color of glacier-fed Peyto Lake below.Travel on to the ultimate postcard-setting, Lake Louise, where you can do some chillin’ on your own – maybe paddle your own canoe across the emerald clear waters or take a leisurely hike along the shore.Tonight, settle into the welcoming mountain community of Banff. B 7 BANFF SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME Strike out on your own this morning with an optional helicopter flight over Mount Assini­ boine.Then, get going with one Rocky Mountain high after another.View beautiful Bow Falls, majesticTunnel Mountain Drive, Surprise Corner and Sulphur Mountain. Play a game of “What creature do you see?” as you spot the whimsical hoodoos overlooking BowValley. This afternoon, you can opt to put on your boots and bandanas for some spectacular horseback riding, following the trail along the Bow River and hanging on to your hat at the Windy KnollViewpoint.Tonight, join the gang at a Farewell Dinner pizza night with a rousing game of bowling celebrating this high-scoring family experience. B FD 8 BANFF / DEPART CALGARY " Descend from the glorious Canadian Rockies and stop at Calgary’s Canada Olympic Park, site of the 1988Winter Olympics. Enjoy a discussion with a Local Expert, one of the young athletes in training, and browse the Olympic Hall of Fame and Museum.Take a complimentary transfer to Calgary International Airport or to the hotel in Calgary if you are extending your stay. Please do not schedule any flights before 3 p.m. B 1 to 7 These days will operate as shown on RockiesThrills & Glacier Chills Days 1-7. 8 CALGARY STAMPEDE Depart Banff this morning and you’re off to the Calgary Stampede, the “Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.”Your all-day tickets include reserved seating at rodeo events and admission to the Stampede Park.Tonight, watch the Stampede’s Chuckwagon Races. End the day with the Grandstand Show musical extravaganza and fireworks! B 9 DEPART CALGARY Take a complimentary transfer to Calgary International Airport. B Your Personally Selected Hotel Calgary | Delta Bow Valley SF Please refer to the opposite page for departure dates and prices. Rockies Thrills & Glacier Chills with the Calgary Stampede - 9 days DAY totem poles in stanley park,vancouver " local expert Highest elevation point: 7,500 ft. 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY  END CITY
  • 78. V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers in Vancouver on Days 1 and 11 >> Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling >> Welcome Reception with light appetizers and drinks (WR) >> 10 full breakfasts (B); lunch on board The Canadian (L); 6 dinners, including 4 three- course dinners (D), Highlight Dinner with wine & fondue (HD), and Farewell Dinner with wine (FD) >> Services of a professional Travel Director >> Luxury motorcoach with air condi­tioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom >> VIA Rail Canada’s The Canadian train (Sleeper Touring class) from Vancouver to Jasper • Private compartment with en suite facilities that transforms into a bedroom at night with comfortable upper and lower berths • Full access to the Skyline Car with its glass-dome ceiling, Park Car and lounges •All tips to train personnel >> Sightseeing, special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission chargesa Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary hidden treasure A unique experience provided by yourTravel Director >> Portfolio of travel documents >> Souvenir photo DEPARTURES & PRICES per person* Saturdays: Nov 23, 30 – $4,695 Dec 7, 14 – $4,695 Dec 21§ – $5,450 Dec 28§ – $4,695 2014‡: Jan 11 – $4,695 Feb 8 – $4,695 * Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. § Departures over the Christmas holiday and New Year’s holiday will enjoy a special holiday meal. ‡ 2014 dates are subject to price and itinerary modifications. Details will be available July 2013. Single Room Supplement: $1,035 (Nov-Feb); $1,640 (Dec 21) Triple Room Reduction: $445 Early Payment Discount: 12 months $470; 10 months $352; 6 months $235 Second Vacation Discount: save up to $235 Young Traveler Discount: $470 (5-12 years) vancouver tovancouver your personally selected hotels Vancouver | Renaissance Harbourside SF Jasper | The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge MD Banff | The Fairmont Banff Springs MD Lake Louise | The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise MD Kelowna | Delta Grand Okanagan Resort MD Victoria | Marriott Inner Harbour F MD Moderate Deluxe SF Superior First Class F First Class REF: DCWW discovery vacation $4695from land only Winter Adventure western canada Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company the canadian,ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST LEGENDARY JOURNEYS dog sledding
  • 79. 1 Arrive in VANCOUVER, B.C. Welcome toVancouver.Winter is a very special time of year to visit Canada when the always- beautiful landscapes transform into a snow- covered wonderland where travelers can experience a variety of activities not available during the summer months. After checking in at the hotel, relax or begin to explore this cos­ mopolitan city on your own. At 6 p.m., join your Travel Director for aWelcome Reception. WR 2 VANCOUVER SIGHTSEEING / THE CANADIAN U  Travel to a local ice rink for a Unique Insight into Ice Curling, a distinctively Canadian sport similar to shuffleboard, but on ice! Next, enjoy a Local Specialty during a culinary tour of the Granville Market complete with tastings and a guide who will explain the market’s history and impact on theVancouver food scene.This afternoon, see the totems at Stanley Park and visit Gastown and Chinatown before gathering with your new friends for dinner at a local restaurant.This evening, board The Canadian DAY train for an overnight trip through the interior of British Columbia on your way to stunning Jasper National Park. B D 3 THE CANADIAN / JASPER Enjoy your private, comfortable compartment and all of the amenities on board. Delight in panoramic views from the glass-dome ceiling in the Skyline Car of the passing landscape. Upon arrival in Jasper, transfer to your hotel ideally located with the incredible mountains as the backdrop. After settling in, enjoy an evening treat of s’mores and spirited refresh­ ments around a bonfire. B L 4 JASPER NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME " Enjoy a presentation by a Local Expert about Jasper’s wildlife before embarking on an ice walk through Maligne Canyon.The afternoon is yours to continue your exploration as you please before gathering at the hotel for dinner where you will learn about a local favorite as the chef demonstrates the making of BeaverTail pastry. After satisfying your appetite, embark on a guided stargazing tour (weather permitting) to discover why Jasper is designated as the world’s largest Dark Sky Preserve. B D 5 JASPER / BANFF " The Icefields Parkway between Jasper and Banff is one of the most magnificent moun­tain drives in the world, made even more impressive during the winter months when the Canadian Rockies are overrun with glistening snow. Relax during a leisurely drive down to Banff. Check into your hotel and partake in a heritage tour of the magnificent property. After dinner, learn about the history of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police during a “Meet a Mountie” Local Expert presentation. B D 6 BANFF SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME Continue your exploration of Banff today with an unforgettable winter sleigh ride through the park before embarking on a gondola ride for a bird’s-eye view of six snowcapped mountain ranges.The rest of the day is yours to continue trekking the park or take advantage of the countless amenities at your resort. B 7 BANFF / LAKE LOUISE A once-in-a-lifetime experience awaits today as you learn all about and partake in dog sledding. Say Mush! As you guide your team of huskies along a specially groomed trail as they skillfully glide over the snow-covered ground. After, savor a hot chocolate around a roaring fire while you trade tales of your adventure. Head to Lake Louise this afternoon and upon arrival indulge in your choice of a guided Heritage Lake ShoreWalk or Ice Skating before checking into your hotel. Enjoy a Highlight Dinner with drinks this evening during a special fondue experience and presentation before ending the night with a snow shoe walk. B HD 8 LAKE LOUISE / KELOWNA " Bid farewell to Lake Louise and take to the road for a scenic drive to Kelowna. After arriving at your hotel, delight in a wine pairing with hors d’oeuvres and learn about ice wine and other local vintages of British Columbia during a Local Expert presentation by the hotel’s sommelier. B D 9 KELOWNA / salish sea / VICTORIA Head to charmingVictoria, the capital city of British Columbia. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel and enjoy a relaxing evening on your own. B 10 VICTORIA SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME The morning is yours to relax and take in the atmosphere before an exciting excursion to Butterfly Gardens, a vast enclosure of tropical color and aromas, home to more than 3,000 butterflies.Then, it’s on to beautiful Butchart Gardens.Your day ends with a Farewell Dinner at a family-owned winery with a delectable meal expertly paired with local vintages. B FD 11 VICTORIA / DEPART VANCOUVER Ferry back to the mainland and take your com­ plimentary transfer toVancouver International Airport or to the hotel downtown for guests extending their stay. Please do not schedule any flights before 2 p.m. B A l b e r t a JASPER BANFF THE CANADIAN KELOWNA VANCOUVER B r i t i s h C o l u m b i a LAKE LOUISE VICTORIA Vancouver Island SALISH SEA PACIFIC OCEAN 1 2 2 1 1 2 " local expertU unique insights LOCAL SPECIALTY ICONIC FAIRMONT BANFF SPRINGS HOTEL Highest elevation point: 7,500 ft. 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY  END CITY
  • 80. V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers inVancouver on Days 1 and 11 >> Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling >> Welcome Reception with light appetizers and drinks (wR) >> 10 full breakfasts (B); 1 Be My Guest lunch with wine (BG); 4 dinners, including 2 three- course dinners (D), Highlight Dinner with wine (HD), and Farewell Dinner with wine (FD) >> Services of a professionalTravel Director >> Luxury motor­coach with air conditioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom >> Round-trip ferry across the Salish Sea fromTsawwassen to Swartz Bay >> Sightseeing, special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary hidden treasure A unique experience provided by yourTravel Director >> Portfolio of travel documents >> Souvenir photo DEPARTURES & PRICES per person* Tuesdays: Apr 30 – $3,125 May 7, 14, 21 – $3,125 May 28 – $3,225 Jun 4 – $3,225 Jun 11, 18, 25 – $3,350 Jul 9, 16, 23, 30 – $3,350 Aug 13, 27 – $3,350 Sep 3, 10 – $3,350 Sunday: Jun 30§ – $4,175 Thursday: Jul 4§ – $4,175 * Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. § Best of Canada’s West with Calgary Stampede (DBSW). This departures features two nights in Calgary at the Delta Bow Valley with entry to the Calgary Stampede Single Room Supplement: $905 (Apr-May 21); $985 (May 28-Jun 4); $1,095 (Jun 11-Jun 25; Jul 9-Sep 10); $1,425 (Stampede) Triple Room Reduction: $302 Quad Room Reduction: $469 Early Payment Discount: 12 months $313; 10 months $234; 6 months $156 Second Vacation Discount: save up to $156 Young Traveler Discount: $313 vancouvertovancouver your personally selected hotels Vancouver | Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel SF Victoria | Marriott Inner Harbor Hotel F Whistler | HiltonWhistler Resort & Spa SF Kamloops | TheThompson Hotel F Banff | Banff Park Lodge F Jasper | Chateau Jasper SF Lac Le Jeune | Lac Le Jeune Resort MF SF Superior First Class F First Class MF Moderate First Class REF: DBCW DISCOVERY VACATION $3125from land only Canada’s Westwith optional calgary stampede best of Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company mount robson is the tallest peak in the Canadian Rockies along the sea to sky highway
  • 81. 1 Arrive in VANCOUVER, BC Welcome toVancouver, Canada’s third largest city! After check-in, you have time to explore the city on your own. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your fellow traveling companions for aWelcome Reception. WR 2 VANCOUVER / Salish sea / VICTORIA r Set out for Stanley Park and the towering totem poles and explore the vibrant neighborhoods of Chinatown and Gastown.Travel by ferry to Vancouver Island andVictoria.Visit a family owned winery and indulge in a Be My Guest lunch featuring local cuisine paired with delicious wines. Enjoy a private tour of the winery and learn how they have taken a more natural approach to pest control by using raptors to patrol the vineyards.This afternoon, tour the exhibits of tropical butterflies at the Butterfly Gardens.Though the wooden fort inVictoria is long gone, Bastion Square welcomes visitors with lovely architecture and a bustling market.You’ll see the lovely Inner Harbor and the impressive Legislature Buildings. B BG 3 VICTORIA SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME Greet the day with breakfast at Butchart Gardens, a 55-acre preserve of gorgeous floral gardens. Meet with a representative of the gardens who can answer any questions you have, and then spend some time exploring the gardens on your own. Back inVictoria enjoy the rest of your day on your own. B 4 VICTORIA / SEA-TO-SKY-HIGHWAY / WHISTLER Return to the mainland and board your motor­ coach for a drive along the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway, which winds between the waters of Howe Sound and the Coastal Mountains. Feel the spray on your face and listen to the thunder of the water at the 1,105-foot high Shannon Falls, near the town of Squamish. This afternoon, arrive inWhistler and stretch your legs on a guided walking tour of the village.This evening, enjoy a progressive Highlight Dinner, savoring your meal over the course of three restaurants inWhistler. Enjoy your appetizer and drinks at the first, your main meal at the second and round the evening off with dessert at a third local eatery. B HD 5 WHISTLER / CACHE CREEK / KAMLOOPS Cross the Coast Mountains, and travel along remote Duffy Lake Road through some of the most beautiful scenery in Canada. At historic Hat Creek Ranch, chat with costumed interpreters who will introduce you to what life was like in the midst of the great gold rush of the 1860s. Before the gold rush, the Shuswap lived in this lush valley.Visit a local village where you can meet and talk with this First Nations tribe, and who still live close to the land. B 6 KAMLOOPS / CANADIAN ROCKY MOUNTAIN PARKS / BANFF Sample the best of Canada’s natural treasures in the UNESCOWorld Heritage site of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks.Travel through Mount Revelstoke National Park and Glacier National Park.Then climb over stunning Rogers Pass, keeping an eye out for native wildlife. DAY Best of Canada’s West with the Calgary Stampede The Calgary Stampede takes place at the beginning of July every year.With BrendanVacations, you can experience this world-famous event on select departures. 1 to 7 These days will operate as shown on Best of Canada’sWest Days 1-7. 8 banff / calgary Arrive in Calgary to experience the world- famous Calgary Stampede, a spectacle of classic rodeo events and grand­stand shows. This evening, get your adrenaline pumping at the Stampede’s thrilling Chuck­wagon Races, in which teams of horses pull traditional chuckwagons around a race­track. Cap off the day at the Grand­stand Show, an entertain­ ment extravaganza and fireworks display. B 9 CALGARY STAMPEDE Spend the day at the Calgary Stampede, billed as “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.” Your all-day pass includes reserved seating for the world’s largest rodeo and admission to the Stampede Park, home to agricultural and livestock exhibits, live bands and an amusement park. B 10 to 13 These days will operate as shown on Best of Canada’sWest, Days 8-11. Your Personally Selected Hotel Calgary | Delta Bow Valley SF Please refer to the opposite page for departure dates and prices. After crossing the Columbia River, you’ll be in Yoho National Park with its waterfalls, ice-clad peaks and a natural bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. Surmount the Continental Divide, and enter Banff National Park where you arrive at your alpine resort. B D 7 BANFF SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME Immerse yourself in the natural glories of Banff, including the classic viewpoint of Surprise Corner, spectacular Bow Falls and the hoodoo rock formations.Then board the Banff Gondola for a ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain for a bird’s-eye view of six mountain ranges. Spend the rest of the day as you like. B 8 BANFF / LAKE LOUISE / ICEFIELDS PARKWAY / JASPER " Arrive on the shores of Lake Louise where you’ll learn about the history and geology of the area on a short interpretive walk, and then soak up the stunning scenery. Head north keeping an eye out for elk, black bear and mountain goats. Get ready for a unique adventure at the Columbia Icefield when you board an Ice Explorer on the Athabasca Glacier. More action is in store if you’d like to take an optional float trip on the Athabasca River on the way to Jasper National Park. Stay in the heart of the park where you’ll learn about the wildlife that call these stunning mountains home at an interactive, after-dinner presentation by a Local Expert. B D 9 JASPER NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING Start the day with an optional cruise on Maligne Lake before embarking on an interpretive walk at Maligne Canyon. Learn about the under­ ground river system while following the canyon’s trail past waterfalls and rock formations.The rest of the day is yours to spend as you like. B 10 JASPER / MOUNT ROBSON / LAC LE JEUNE Head west overYellowhead Pass and arrive at Mount Robson, the Rockies’ tallest peak at 12,989 feet. Follow theThompson River as you descend through the Columbia Mountains and arrive at your resort on the shores of Lac Le Jeune.Take a nature walk with an expert to the beaver dam at the end of the lake.This evening, enjoy a festive Farewell Dinner with your traveling companions. B FD 11 LAC LE JEUNE / DEPART VANCOUVER Returning to the Pacific coast, arrive back in Vancouver, where the journey ends.You will be transferred toVancouver International Airport or to the hotel downtown if you want to extend your stay inVancouver. Please do not schedule any flights before 6 p.m. B DAY A l b e r t a JASPER LAKE LOUISE BANFF ICEFIELD PARKWAY KAMLOOPS CALGARY VANCOUVER B r i t i s h C o l u m b i a YOHO NAT’L PARK CACHE CREEK MOUNT REVELSTOKE NAT’L PARK WHISTLER VICTORIA SEA-TO-SKY HIGHWAY GLACIER NAT’L PARK MOUNT ROBSON ATHABASCA GLACIER VancouverIsland SALISH SEA LAC LE JEUNE 2 2 1 2 1 1 1 13-day option Calgary Stampede 2 REF: DBSW Highest elevation point: 7,500 ft. r be my guest " local expert  END CITY1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY
  • 82. V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers in Vancouver on Days 1 and 11 >> Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling >> Welcome Reception with light appetizers and drinks (WR) >> 8 full breakfasts (B) and 2 continental breakfasts onboard the Rocky Mountaineer (CB); 2 lunches onboard the Rocky Mountaineer (L); 5 dinners, including 3 three-course dinners (D), Highlight Dinner with wine (HD), and Be My Guest Farewell Dinner with wine (BG/FD) >> Services of a professional Travel Director >> Luxury motorcoach with air condi­tioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom >> Rocky Mountaineer train (RedLeaf Service) from Vancouver to Jasper • All tips to train personnel • Tourist Class hotel in Kamloops •All transfers in Kamloops >> Round-trip ferry across the Salish Sea fromTsawwassen to Swartz Bay >> Sightseeing, special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary hidden treasure A unique experience provided by yourTravel Director >> Portfolio of travel documents >> Souvenir photo DEPARTURES & PRICES per person* Sundays: Apr 21 – $4,095 May 5, 12, 19, 26 – $4,095 Jun 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – $4,550 Jul 7, 21 – $4,550 Aug 11, 18, 25 – $4,550 Sep 1, 8 – $4,550 Wednesdays: Sep 4 – $4,550 * Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. Single Room Supplement: $1,050 (Apr-May); $1245 (Jun-Sep) Triple Room Reduction: $369 Early Payment Discount: 12 months $410; 10 months $307; 6 months $205 Second Vacation Discount: save up to $205 Young Traveler Discount: $410 vancouvertovancouver your personally selected hotels Vancouver | RenaissanceVancouver Harbourside Hotel SF Kamloops | Assigned by Rocky Mountaineer Jasper | Sawridge Inn Jasper SF Banff | Banff Park Lodge F Chase | Quaaout Lodge F Victoria | Inn at Laurel Point SF SF Superior First Class F First Class REF: DROR discovery vacation $4095from land only Panoramarockies Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company butchart gardens was built from an abandoned limestone quarry rocky mountaineer
  • 83. 1 Arrive in VANCOUVER, CANADA Welcome toVancouver! Check into your hotel and then spend some time exploring down­ town. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director for aWelcome Reception. WR 2 VANCOUVER SIGHTSEEING Be swept away byVancouver with its sweeping views of English Bay. Set out for Stanley Park to see its towering totem poles and explore historic Chinatown and Gastown, the city’s first down­town, named for “Gassy” Jack Deighton who opened the area’s first saloon.This afternoon, visit an art gallery, shop or just relax at a cafe. Enjoy a Highlight Dinner at a local restaurant this evening. B HD 3 VANCOUVER / ROCKY MOUNTAINEER / KAMLOOPS All aboard the Rocky Mountaineer train for an unforgettable rail journey through the natural beauty of British Columbia.Travel through the fertile fields of the Fraser RiverValley and along- side the towering peaks of the Coast Mountains before entering Fraser Can­yon. End your day’s journey in historic Kamloops, a Shuswap Indian word for “the meeting of the waters.” CB L 4 KAMLOOPS / ROCKY MOUNTAINEER / JASPER " Back onboard the train, make your way through the mountain landscape of Alberta to the alpine town of Jasper. Stay tonight in the heart of Jasper National Park where you’ll learn about Rocky Mountain wildlife at an inter­active, after- dinner presentation by a Local Expert. CB L D 5 JASPER SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME Start the day with an optional cruise on Maligne Lake before embarking on an inter­pre­tive walk at Maligne Canyon, one of the most beautiful gorges in the Rockies. Learn about the under­- ground river system while following the canyon’s trail past waterfalls and jagged rock formations.This afternoon, relish the superb vistas, stroll the quaint streets, or take an optional float trip or alpine excursion. B 6 JASPER / COLUMBIA ICEFIELD / ICEFIELDS PARKWAY / BANFF Head south along Icefields Parkway, driving beneath snow-clad peaks and alongside waterfalls and glaciers. Keep an eye out for wildlife including elk, black bear and mountain goats. Upon arrival at the Columbia Icefield, board an Ice Explorer for a journey onto the massive Athabasca Glacier. Arrive this afternoon at the alpine resort of Banff. B D DAY 7 BANFF SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME Immerse yourself in the glories of Banff, includ- ing the viewpoint of Surprise Corner, spectacular Bow Falls and the wind-shaped rock formations known as hoodoos.Then take the Banff Gondola for a bird’s-eye view of six mountain ranges. Spend the rest of the day as you like. B 8 BANFF / LAKE LOUISE / CHASE " Arrive on the shores of lovely Lake Louise where you’ll learn about the history and geography of the area on a brief interpretive walk. Soak in the stunning landscape, then travel through the alpine majesty ofYoho and Glacier National Parks to the temperate rainforest of Mount Revelstoke National Park. Arrive in Chase in time for dinner and a peaceful evening. B D 9 CHASE / VICTORIA Travel back to the Pacific coast and across the Salish Sea by ferry toVancouver Island andVictoria.Though the wooden fort is long gone, Bastion Square welcomes visitors with lovely architecture and a bustling market. Your orientation tour will also introduce you to the scenic Inner Harbour and the impressive Parliament Buildings. B 10 VICTORIA SIGHTSEEING r Start your day with breakfast at the world- famous Butchart Gardens, a 55-acre preserve of gorgeous floral gardens. Learn about the history of the gardens and immerse yourself in the extravagant exhibits as you explore the gardens on your own.Visit a family-owned winery and taste the perfectly balanced GoldLeaf Upgrade REF: DROG • Rocky Mountaineer train (GoldLeaf Service Upgrade) fromVancouver to Jasper • Assigned seating with extended legroom in a bi-level GoldLeaf Dome Coach • Open-air viewing deck at the rear of the car • Live onboard commentary • 2 full breakfasts and 2 lunches served in the GoldLeaf dining room • Complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages • First Class hotel in Kamloops • All transfers in Kamloops •Tips to train personnel included Price Per Person: $1,060 SilverLeaf Upgrade REF: DROS • Rocky Mountaineer train (SilverLeaf Service Upgrade) fromVancouver to Jasper • Single level glass domed coach with oversized windows • Roomy, reclining seats • Breakfast and lunch served at your seat (choice of entrees) • Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages and snacks • Overnight accommodations in popular hotels Price Per Person: $650 vintages. Enjoy a private tour of the winery and learn how they have taken a more natural approach to pest control. Then, indulge in a Be My Guest Farewell Dinner featuring local cuisine deli­cately paired with delicious wines. B BG/fD 11 VICTORIA / DEPART VANCOUVER Travel by ferry back to the mainland.You will be transferred toVancouver International Airport, where your vacation ends. Please do not schedule any flights before 3:30 p.m. B A l b e r t a JASPER BANFF KAMLOOPS VANCOUVER B r i t i s h C o l u m b i a VICTORIA CHASE LAKE LOUISE ATHABASCA GLACIER Icefields Parkway Rocky Mountaineer PACIFIC OCEAN SALISH SEA Vancouver Island Rocky Mountains MALIGNE CANYON 2 2 2 1 2 1 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITYr be my guest " local expert banff Highest elevation point: 7,500 ft.  END CITY
  • 84. YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers in Vancouver on Day 1 and Toronto on Day 14 >> Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling >> Welcome Reception (WR) with light appetizers and drinks >> 13 full breakfasts (B); 3 lunches includ­ing Be My Guest lunch (BG) and 2 lunches onboard the Canadian (L); 6 dinners includ­ing Highlight Dinner with wine (HD), 2 three-course dinners (D), and 3 three- course dinners onboard the Canadian (D) >> Services of a professional Travel Director (Days 1-9) >> Luxury motorcoach with air conditioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom >> VIA Rail Canada’s the Canadian (Sleeper Touring class) from Jasper to Toronto • Private compartment with en suite facilities that transforms into a bedroom at night with comfortable upper and lower berths • Delicious meals served in the Dining Car • Full access to the Skyline Car with its glass-dome ceiling, Park Car and lounges • All tips to train personnel >> Round-trip ferry across the Salish Sea between Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay >> Sightseeing, special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary hidden treasure A unique experience provided by yourTravel Director >> Portfolio of travel documents >> Souvenir photo DEPARTURES & PRICES per person* Tuesdays: Apr 30 – $4,595 May 7, 14, 21 – $4,595 May 28 – $5,225 Jun 4, 11, 18, 25 – $5,225 Jul 9, 16, 23, 30 – $5,225 Aug 13, 27 – $5,225 Sep 3, 10 – $5,225 * Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. Single Room Supplement: $950 (Apr-May 21); $1,095 (May 28-Sep) Triple Room Reduction: $470 Early Payment Discount: 12 months $460; 10 months $345; 6 months $230 Second Vacation Discount: save up to $230 Young Traveler Discount: $460 (5-12 years) vancouvertotoronto REF: DBTW DISCOVERY VACATION $4595from land only V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO Trans-Canadianadventure your personally selected hotels Vancouver | Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel SF Victoria | Marriott Inner Harbour Hotel F Whistler | HiltonWhistler Resort & Spa SF Kamloops | TheThompson Hotel F Banff | Banff Park Lodge F Jasper | Chateau Jasper SF Toronto | Sheraton CentreToronto Hotel MD MD Moderate Deluxe SF Superior First Class F First Class Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company the canadian ride the‘maid of the mist’ to niagara falls
  • 85. 1 Arrive in Vancouver Welcome toVancouver, Canada’s third largest city and the jewel of the Pacific! Check into your hotel and spend some time exploring downtownVancouver. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel for aWelcome Reception. WR 2 Vancouver / Salish sea / Victoria r Set out for Stanley Park and its towering totem poles and explore the vibrant neighborhoods of Chinatown and Gastown.Then travel by ferry across the Salish Sea toVancouver Island andVictoria, where you’ll see the Inner Harbour and the Parliament Buildings.Visit a family- owned winery and indulge in a Be My Guest lunch featuring local cuisine paired with their delicious wines. Enjoy a private tour of the winery and learn how they have taken a more natural approach to pest control by using raptors to patrol the vineyards.This afternoon, tour the exhibits of tropical butterflies at the Butterfly Gardens. B BG 3 Victoria Sightseeing & FREE TIME Start your day with breakfast at the world- famous Butchart Gardens, a 55-acre preserve of gorgeous floral gardens. Learn about the history of the gardens as well as current exhibits featuring flowers in their full summer bloom. Spend some time exploring the gardens on your own. Back inVictoria, enjoy the rest of your day on your own.Walk around town, shop or perhaps join an optional whale-watching trip. B 4 Victoria / Sea-to-Sky Highway / Whistler Return to the mainland and board your motor- coach for the scenic drive along the Sea-to-Sky Highway, which winds between Howe Sound and the Coastal Moun­tains. Feel the spray on your face and listen to the thunder of the water at the 1,105-foot high Shannon Falls near the town of Squamish, once the southern terminal of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway.This afternoon, arrive inWhistler for a guided walking tour of the village that hosted part of the 2010Winter Olympic Games.This evening, experience a progressive Highlight Dinner, enjoy- ing your meal over the course of DAY three restaurants inWhistler. Enjoy your appetizer and a drink at the first, your main meal at the second and round the evening off with dessert at a third local eatery. B HD 5 Whistler / HAT CREEK RANCH / Kamloops Cross the Coast Mountains, and travel along remote Duffy Lake Road. At historic Hat Creek Ranch, chat with costumed interpreters who introduce you to what life was like in the midst of the great gold rush of the 1860s. Before the gold rush, the Shuswap people lived in this lush valley.Visit a local village where you can meet and talk with natives who still live close to the land. B 6 Kamloops / Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks / Banff Sample the best of Canada’s natural treasures in the UNESCOWorld Heritage Site of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks.Travel through Mount Revelstoke National Park, home to old- growth rainforest and alpine meadows rich with wildflowers. Next, enter Glacier National Park and climb over stunning Rogers Pass. After crossing the Columbia River, you’ll be on the western slopes of the Rocky Mountains in Yoho National Park with its towering water­falls, ice-clad peaks and the Natural Bridge that spans the length of the Kicking Horse River. Surmount the Continental Divide, and enter Banff National Park where you arrive at your alpine resort. B D 7 Banff Sightseeing & Free time Immerse yourself in the natural glories of Banff, including the classic viewpoint of Surprise Corner, Bow Falls and the hoodoo rock forma­ tions.Then board the Banff Gondola for a ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain. Spend the rest of the day as you like; explore or join one of the many optional activities. B 8 Banff / Lake Louise / Icefields Parkway / Jasper " Arrive on the shores of Lake Louise where you’ll learn about the history and geology of the area on a short interpretive walk and soak in the stunning scenery. Head north amidst a land­- scape of towering peaks, waterfalls and glaciers, keeping an eye out for mountain goats, elk and black bear. Get ready for a unique adven­ture at the Columbia Icefield when you board an Ice Explorer on the massive Athabasca Glacier. More action is in store if you’d like to take an optional float trip on the Athabasca River on the way to Jasper National Park. Stay in the heart of the park where you’ll learn about the wildlife that call these mountains home at an inter­- active, after-dinner presentation by a naturalist, your Local Expert on Jasper wildlife. B D 9 Jasper / The Canadian Enjoy an interpretive walk at Maligne Canyon, one of the most beautiful gorges in the Rockies. Learn about the underground river system while strolling along the canyon’s trail past beautiful waterfalls and spectacular rock formations. Spend the rest of the day on your own until it is time to bid farewell to yourTravel Director and board the Canadian train for your independent rail journey to Eastern Canada. Relax in your private SleeperTouring class recently updated compartment with en suite facilities, and settle in for one of the world’s great train journeys. B D 10 To 11 Onboard The Canadian Enjoy your comfortable compartment, delicious meals and gracious service. Unwind with a drink in the welcoming lounge and be sure to spend some time in the open dome car with panoramic views. As your rail adventure continues experience all the natural glory of Canada: snowcapped mountains, pristine lakes, expansive prairies, sparkling rivers and endless evergreen forests. B L D - daily 12 The Canadian / Toronto After breakfast, your train arrives inToronto where you are met, welcomed to the city and transferred to your hotel.The rest of the day is yours to discover the sights ofToronto aboard a Hop-On, Hop-Off London-style, double-decker sightseeing tour bus. Or, if you wish, explore Ontario’s cosmopolitan capital on your own. B 13 Niagara Falls Excursion 8 Travel through Niagara Peninsula, a lush wine- growing region, before arriving at Niagara Falls. Enjoy a panoramic view of the falls before boarding the Maid of the Mist for a boat ride to the base of Horseshoe Falls.You’ll have plenty of time for shopping and picture taking before continuing to the historic, community of Niagara- on-the-Lake. Finish your unforgettable Niagara experience with aWine Tasting at a local winery. B 14 Depart Toronto Your journey comes to an end as you are transferred toToronto Pearson International Airport. B Saskatchewan TORONTO WHISTLER NIAGARA FALLS LAKE LOUISE Alberta Ontario Manitoba British Columbia JASPER BANFF VANCOUVER VICTORIA KAMLOOPS Canadian Rocky Mtn. Parks THE CANADIAN HAT CREEK RANCH SASKATOON WINNIPEG EDMONTON SIOUX LOOKOUT 3 2 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY 1 END CITY8 WINE TASTINGr be my guest " local expert Highest elevation point: 7,500 ft.
  • 86. V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers in Boston on Days 1 and 12 >> Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling >> Welcome Reception with appetizers and drinks (WR) >> 11 full breakfasts (B); 1 lobster cruise Highlight Lunch with wine (HL); 5 dinners, including 2 three-course dinners (D), Be My Guest dinner with wine (BG), Highlight Dinner with wine (HD), and Farewell Dinner with wine (FD) >> Services of a professional Travel Director >> Luxury motorcoach with air condi­tioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom >> Sightseeing, special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary hidden treasure A unique experience provided by yourTravel Director >> Portfolio of travel documents >> Souvenir photo DEPARTURES & PRICES per person* Saturdays: Jun 8, 15, 22, 29 – $2,975 Jul 6, 20, 27 – $2,975 Aug 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 – $2,975 Sep 7, 14, 21, 28 – $2,995 * Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. Single Room Supplement: $1,000 Triple Room Reduction: $268 Quad Room Reduction: $417 Early Payment Discount: 12 months $298; 10 months $223; 6 months $149 Second Vacation Discount: save up to $149 Young Traveler Discount: $298 bostonto boston your personally selected hotels Boston | Omni Parker House SF Fredericton | | Delta Fredericton F Halifax | The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites F Baddeck | Silver Dart Lodge MF Charlottetown | Rodd Charlottetown F Moncton | Delta Beausejour F Saint John | Delta Brunswick SF Bar Harbor | Bar Harbor Regency F SF Superior First Class F First Class MF Moderate First Class REF: DMMA discovery vacation $2975from land only Maritimesenchanting Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company cape breton island is where alexander graham bell lived for 30 years peggy’s cove maine lobster dinner
  • 87. 1 Arrive in BOSTON Welcome to Boston! Get settled at your hotel and then set out on your own before gathering at 6 p.m. for aWelcome Reception. WR 2 BOSTON / FREDERICTON Travel north through the forests of maple, birch and majestic white pine before crossing the border and arriving at Fredericton, the riverfront capital of New Brunswick.This evening, take a colorful walk through Canadian history at Kings Landing Historical Park before savoring a Highlight Dinner with traditional music at the King’s Head Inn. B HD 3 FREDERICTON / HALIFAX Explore charming Fredericton, home to the University of New Brunswick, the stately Legislative Assembly building and the striking Christ Church Cathedral.Travel along the rugged coastline of the Bay of Fundy on your way to the site of the final battle between the French and English in the war over Canada – Fort Beausejour. Get a taste of military life in the 1700s before ending the day in Halifax. B 4 HALIFAX SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME With your orientation of this sparkling port city, learn about Nova Scotia’s intimate ties to the Titanic and visit the massive Halifax Citadel, formerly one of the principal naval bases of the British Empire.This afternoon, breathe in the fresh salt air at Peggy’s Cove on St. Margaret’s Bay, delighting painters and photographers with its red lighthouse and colorful fishing village. Return to Halifax for an evening on your own. B 5 HALIFAX / SHERBROOKE VILLAGE / BADDECK Head north to Jeddore Oyster Pond and the Fisherman’s Life Museum.Then stroll among the clapboard houses, visit the blacksmith’s shop and see the local school of Sherbrooke Village, a meticulously re-created lumber town from the late 19th century. Upon reaching Cape Breton Island, end your travels DAY in the town of Baddeck on the shores of the enchanting Bras d’Or Lake. B D 6 CAPE BRETON HIGHLANDS & CABOT TRAIL EXCURSION Visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site.Then get a taste of natural beauty on the famed CabotTrail, a breath- taking journey around the tip of the island. Look out for black bear, moose and bald eagles as you travel past the majestic cliffs and canyons of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. B 7 BADDECK / WOOD ISLANDS FERRY / CHARLOTTETOWN r Traverse the Nova Scotia countryside before arriving at the lovely harbor of Pictou. Cross the Northumberland Strait to Prince Edward Island and Charlottetown.Visit the Prince Edward Island Preserve Company and learn the secrets of making delicious fruit preserves. Join your hosts for a Be My Guest dinner featuring authentic local cuisine. B BG 8 PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME  Visit Province House, the provincial legislature meeting place since 1847 and a National Historic Site. Join a Local Guide for an insider’s tour of Prince Edward Island. Begin your exploration at Prince Edward Island National Park with its sand dunes festooned with gently waving beach grass and striking red sandstone cliffs. Later, pay a visit to the gabled house that provided inspiration for the beloved children’s classic, Anne of Green Gables. Return to Charlottetown and enjoy the evening on your own. B 9 CHARLOTTETOWN / SHEDIAC BAY / MONCTON 8 Cross back over the Northumberland Strait, this time by the Confederation Bridge, an eight-mile-long engineering wonder. Back in New Brunswick, head out onto the waters to learn about the art and science of lobstering. Then enjoy a lobster Highlight Lunch aboard the boat, (weather permitting). Back on land, visit a local winery for aWineTasting of their famed fruit wines before ending your journey in Moncton, originally settled in 1766 by Pennsylvania Dutch immigrants. B HL D 10 MONCTON / HOPEWELL ROCKS / SAINT JOHN  Get out your Guinness Book ofWorld Records this morning and join a Local Guide to visit the magnificently eroded Hopewell Rocks in the Bay of Fundy, site of the world’s highest tides. Then it’s on to another natural phenomenon to see the roiling waters of the Reversing Falls in the St. John River from a scenic viewpoint. Con- tinue your journey to St. John where you have an orientation tour, including a visit to the Old City Market where locals have come to buy fresh produce and fish for more than 100 years. B 11 SAINT JOHN / ACADIA NATIONAL PARK / BAR HARBOR Head south and across the border to Maine’s Mount Desert Island. Once home to the largest hotel in North America, the city of Bar Harbor also played host to the grand mansions of the American elite. Marvel at Acadia National Park’s granite cliffs overlooking dramatic, windswept beaches, graceful stone bridges arching over rushing streams and stands of ancient maples.This evening, toast your traveling companions with a glass of wine at a festive Maine lobster Farewell Dinner. B FD 12 BAR HARBOR / DEPART BOSTON End your journey with one last trip along the New England coastline, passing by old whaling villages dotted with lighthouses, the playgrounds of the rich and famous, and rocky beaches on your way back to Boston. Upon arrival, you are transferred to Boston Logan International Airport or to the hotel in Boston for guests extending their stay. Please do not schedule any flights before 7:30 p.m. B BOSTON SHERBROOKE VILLAGE Prince Edward Island HALIFAX ATLANTIC OCEAN BAR HARBOR SAINT JOHN MONCTON CABOTTRAIL JEDDORE OYSTER POND WOOD ISLANDS FORT BEAUSEJOUR CAVENDISH SHEDIAC BAY FREDERICTON CHARLOTTETOWN BAY OF FUNDY BADDECK CARIBOU Nova Scotia New Brunswick Maine HOPEWELL ROCKSKINGS LANDING Massachusetts CAPE BRETON HIGHLANDS NAT’L PARK BRAS D’OR LAKE 1 2 1 2 1 1 2 1 8 WINE TASTINGr be my guest  LOCAL GUIDE  END CITY1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY the hopewell rocks are formed by tidal erosion
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  • 90. V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO low cost vacation Western Icons-TASMANIA view from dove lake, cradle mountain national park YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers in Hobart on Day 1 and Launceston on Day 7 for guests who have advised Brendan of their flight details >> Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling >> 6 full buffet breakfasts (B); Highlight Lunch (HL); 4 dinners (D), including Welcome Drink with dinner >> Services of an experienced, professional Travel Director and Driver >> Luxury air-conditioned coach with 2-door access, restroom, seatbelts, reclining seats, panoramic windows >> Portfolio of travel documents DEPARTURES & PRICES per person* Tuesdays: Jan 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 – $1,975 Feb 5, 12, 19, 26 – $1,975 Mar 5, 12, 19, 26 – $1,975 Apr 2, 9, 16, 30 – $1,975 May 14 – $1,975 Jun 18 – $1,975 Jul 16 – $1,975 Sep 17‡ – $2,045 Oct 8‡, 22‡, 29‡ – $2,045 Nov 5‡, 12‡, 19‡, 26‡ – $2,045 Dec 3‡, 10‡, 17‡ – $2,045 Fridays: 2013: Jan 25 – $1,975 Feb 15 – $1,975 Mar 8 – $1,975 Nov 1‡, 15‡ – $2,045 * Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. International airfare between your U.S. gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end cities is not included in the prices above. Brendan Vacations guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. ‡ These departures are subject to price, itinerary and hotel modifications. Details will be confirmed in Apr 2013. Single Room Supplement: $495 Triple Room Reduction: $100 Early Payment Discount: 12 months $200; 10 months $150; 6 months $100 Second Vacation Discount: save up to $100 Young Traveler Discount: $200 your personally selected hotels Hobart | Wrest Point F Queenstown |West Coaster Motel ST Burnie | BeachfrontVoyager ST Launceston | Mercure Hotel F F First Class ST SuperiorTourist Class REF: FHLL cataract gorge,launceston Hobartto Launceston $1975from land only Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company
  • 91. your personally selected hotels Bicheno | Beachfront at Bicheno ST PortArthur | Fox and Hounds Inn ST Hobart |Wrest Point F F First Class ST SuperiorTourist Class DAY 1 Arrive in HOBART, TASMANIA On arrival at Hobart Airport (flights to arrive prior to 1 p.m.), you will be transferred to your hotel.This afternoon enjoy an orientation tour of Hobart. Return to the hotel for aWelcome Drink and dinner with your fellow travelers. D 2 HOBART / RUSSELL FALLS / QUEENSTOWN Head through New Norfolk to the magni­ficent Mt. Field National Park, the site of spec­tacular Russell Falls.We’ll then wind our way up to the sensational Lake St. Clair with its breathtaking views. Continue on to Queenstown. B D 3 queenstown / gORDON RIVER CRUISE Travel to the fishing village of Strahan where you will enjoy a Highlight Lunch while cruising the Gordon River.You’ll be awestruck by the beauty of the dark waters and be amazed by the 2,000 year old Huon Pine at Heritage Landing.The afternoon is free. B hL D 4 QUEENSTOWN / CRADLE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK / BURNIE Travel past Lake Plimsoll throughTullah to Cradle Mountain National Park. Once there, you will be taken up toWaldheim and gorgeous Dove Lake for spectacular view of Cradle Mountain. En route to Burnie we travel to Sheffield for a stroll through this town of murals with its colorful wall paintings that adorn the town’s buildings. B D 5 burnie / stanley & tHE NUT  First up today is a tour, with a Local Guide, of the Paper Makers’Workshop, which honors Burnie’s history makers, innovators and artists. Rolling green hills and Friesian cows – this morning you’ll think you’re in a butter commercial as we make our way toTable Cape, home of tulips, for views of Bass Strait, the lighthouse and coastline.We’ll arrive at Wynyard for morning tea.Then picturesque Stanley is in our sights as we head west for lunch with a view of “The Nut.” On arrival visit Highfield Historic Site, unique amongst colonial residences inTasmania. B 6 BURNIE / CATARACT GORGE / LAUNCESTON  Travel east along the coast through Penguin and Ulverstone.Then on to Ashgrove Cheese Farm for a presentation on cheese making and some delicious samples of this Local Specialty – yum! Deloraine is our lunch stop.Then it’s on to Launceston, to visit Cataract Gorge – wilderness in the city. Just two minutes out of town and you’re surrounded by rivers, a gorge and exotic flora and fauna. Enjoy a walk across the suspensions bridge, spot peacocks or take the chairlift for an aerial view of this fascinating urban wilderness, you decide. B 7 DEPART LAUNCESTON After breakfast, you are transferred to Launceston Airport, where your trip ends. B Tasmanian Wonders Add the East Coast of Tasmania to your vacation DAY 1 to 6 These days will operate as shown on Western Icons Days 1-6. 7 LAUNCESTON / BICHENO Visit Bridestowe Lavender Farm (Dec to Mar) and see the Legerwood Memorial Trees.Then travel through the old mining town of Derby and the myrtle rainforest atWeldborough Pass. Stop in St. Helens before arriving at Freycinet National Park where you’ll take a guided walk with a National Park Ranger. D 8 BICHENO / PORT ARTHUR After morning tea in Copping, travel along the cliff-lined coast, and cross the 100-year old Denison Canal and the historic once- guarded checkpoint of Eaglehawk Neck. View the amazing vistas ofTasman’s Arch, Devil’s Kitchen and the Blowhole. Cruise around the Isle of the Dead and take a guided walk of the historic site and prison. B D 9 PORT ARTHUR / HOBART This morning, travel the Coal RiverValley to the historic sandstone village of Richmond. Later, visit BonorongWildlife Sanctuary. Cross the Derwent River en route to Hobart where the afternoon and evening are free. B FD 10 Depart Hobart This morning you are transferred to Hobart Airport where your vacation ends. B Supplement Price Per Person From: Twin: $1,095-$1,140 Single Room Supplement: $695 Triple Room Reduction: $145 REF: FHLH HOBARTHOBART STRAHANSTRAHAN Ta s m a n i a QUEENSTOWNQUEENSTOWN BURNIEBURNIE LAKE ST. CLAIRLAKE ST. CLAIR TULLAHTULLAH MT. FIELD NAT’L PARK/ RUSSELL FALLS MT. FIELD NAT’L PARK/ RUSSELL FALLS Gordon River Cruise Gordon River Cruise SHEFFIELDSHEFFIELD CRADLE MOUNTAIN NAT’L PARK CRADLE MOUNTAIN NAT’L PARK STANLEY/ THE NUT STANLEY/ THE NUT ASHGROVE CHEESE FARM ASHGROVE CHEESE FARM LAUNCESTONLAUNCESTON RICHMONDRICHMOND BICHENOBICHENO PORT ARTHURPORT ARTHUR EAGLEHAWK NECKEAGLEHAWK NECK ORFORDORFORD Isle of the Dead Cruise Isle of the Dead Cruise WEIDBOROUGH PASSWEIDBOROUGH PASS FREYCINET NAT’L PARK FREYCINET NAT’L PARK 1 1 2 2 1 1 1  LOCAL SPECIALTY LOCAL GUIDE 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY 1 END CITY spectacular russell falls in mt.field national park
  • 92. V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO REGIONAL VACATION East Coastdiscovery tropical millaa millaa falls in the atherton tablelands 75-mile beach,fraser island YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers in Cairns on Day 12 for guests who have advised Brendan of their flight details >> Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling >> 11 hot buffet breakfasts (B); 2 lunches (L), including Highlight Lunch (HL); 7 dinners, including Welcome Reception (WR) with dinner (D), 4 two or three-course dinners (D), Be My Guest dinner (BG), and Farewell Dinner (FD) >> Services of a professional Travel Director >> Luxury motorcoach with air conditioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom >> Sightseeing, special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges hidden treasure A unique experience provided by your Travel Director >> Portfolio of travel documents DEPARTURES & PRICES per person* Tuesdays: Jan 15 – $4,425 Feb 12 – $4,425 Mar 12 – $4,425 Apr 9‡ – $4,425 May 7‡ – $4,425 Jun 4‡, 29‡ – $4,425 Jul2‡, 30‡ – $4,425 Aug 27‡ – $4,425 Sep 24‡ – $4,425 Oct 22‡ – $4,425 Nov 19‡§ – $4,425 Dec 17‡§ – $4,425 2014‡: Jan 14 – $4,425 Feb 11 – $4,425 Mar 11 – $4,425 * Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. International airfare between your U.S. gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end cities is not included in the prices above. Brendan Vacations guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. ‡ These departures are subject to price, itinerary and hotel modifications. Details will be confirmed in Nov 2012. § Holiday departures – Thanksgiving Nov 19; Christmas Dec 17 Single Room Supplement: $1,205 Triple Room Reduction: $225 Early Payment Discount: 12 months $430; 10 months $320; 6 months $215 Second Vacation Discount: save up to $215 Young Traveler Discount: $460 your personally selected hotels Sydney | Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour MD Coffs Harbour | Novotel Pacific Bay Resort SF Gold Coast | Vibe Hotel ST Noosa |The French Quarter Noosa MF Hervey Bay | Mantra Hervey Bay F Rockhampton | Travelodge Rockhampton ST Daydream Island | Daydream Island Resort & Spa – Ocean Balcony Rooms MF Mission Beach | Castaways Resort & Spa F Cairns | Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort SF MD Moderate Deluxe SF Superior First Class F First Class MF Moderate First Class ST SuperiorTourist Class REF: QUSC sydneyto cairns $4425from land only JOIN THIS GUIDED VACATION IN BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA BARRIER REEF DISCOVERY REF:QUBC Brisbane to Cairns Visit BrendanVacations.com for complete details. and Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister companies This itinerary is available exclusively on our website. It does not appear in our printed brochure.
  • 93. DAY 1 ARRIVE IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA / COFFS HARBOUR Depart Sydney and travel along the scenic coastline of New SouthWales. Stop at Port Macquarie on your way to the resort town of Coffs Harbour. Enjoy aWelcome Reception and dinner with yourTravel Director. WR D 2 COFFS HARBOUR / BYRON BAY / GOLD COAST This morning journey to the Cape Byron Lighthouse and enjoy the superb views from Australia’s eastern-most point. Stop in exclusive Byron Bay for lunch (own expense) before following the lushTweed RiverValley to the famous Gold Coast. Later, visit the CurrumbinWildlife Sanctuary.With hundreds of animals and birds, the Sanctuary, established nearly 60 years ago, is home to one of the largest collections of Australian native wildlife in the world.Tonight is free for you to dine at one of the many restaurants and cafés on the Gold Coast. B 3 GOLD COAST / brisbane / NOOSA  Enjoy morning tea at the Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, where you’ll encounter Australian native flora and fauna and wildlife. Meet the passionate Local Guides who’ll take you on a tour through the bushland walk tracks or botanical gardens.Travel on to Brisbane for a city orientation tour.Your final destination is Noosa on the Sunshine Coast. B 4 NOOSA FREE DAY Take time out to discover Noosa for yourself. Swim at Noosa Main Beach or venture a little further with an easy walk along the headland through to Noosa National Park. If you’re feeling adventurous, you could take a boat ride through the Noosa Everglades. Pristine beaches, lakes, wetlands, mangroves and diverse flora and fauna are among the spectacular scenery you’ll witness. B 5 NOOSA / FRASER ISLAND / HERVEY BAY  A day of discovery lies ahead as you explore the wonders ofWorld Heritage listed Fraser Island.Your 4WD tour will visit the colored sands of Rainbow Beach before heading across by ferry or barge to Fraser Island with a Local Guide.Walk through the ancient rainforest at Central Station with its huge satinay, scribbly gum and kauri trees.Visit Lake McKenzie, ringed with magnificent white sandy beaches. Enjoy a delicious barbeque lunch before you transfer by ferry to the mainland for your overnight stay at Hervey Bay. B L D 6 HERVEY BAY / ROCKHAMPTON  Today you’ll journey to the beef capital of Australia and visit Langmorn Station to discover why we call it a Local Specialty. A member of the Creed family will treat you to a guided tour of the property including their original family homestead, built in 1873. Enjoy afternoon tea in the garden in the company of the pet kanga­roo! Cross theTropic of Capricorn and continue to Rockhampton, on the Fitzroy River. B D 7 ROCKHAMPTON / DAYDREAM ISLAND Travel north through Mackay, Australia’s sugar capital, before continuing to Airlie Beach, a gateway to theWhitsunday Islands. At Airlie Beach you’ll take a ferry across to Daydream Island in the heart of the spectacular Great Barrier Reef. B D 8 DAYDREAM ISLAND FREE day A free day on Daydream Island. Explore the beau­tiful bays, islands and beaches on an optional cruise toWhitehaven Beach.You have the opportunity to take a rainforest walk, play beach volleyball, tennis, water polo or you could go snorkeling or kayaking.Why not just laze by one of the pools or on a beach or replenish your body and soul at the Daydream Rejuvenation Spa. B 9 DAYDREAM ISLAND / MISSION BEACH Today’s journey takes you toTownsville, where you’ll have time for a stroll along the Strand then it’s on to Mission Beach inTropical North Queensland. B D 10 MISSION BEACH / CAIRNS r Climb the high tropical plateau known as the AthertonTablelands, where lush rainforests, waterfalls and lakes abound.Your first stop is the Mamu Rainforest CanopyWalkway. Elevated walkways, a cantilever and observa­tion tower offers you the exhilarating experience of being high in the rainforest canopy and provides spectacular panoramic views ofWorld Heritage rainforest landscapes. Later, visit Millaa Millaa Falls and the famous Curtain FigTree.Your final destination today is Cairns. Later this afternoon after checking into your hotel, explore the Cairns Botanic Gardens before a short stroll to historicWhitfield House.You are invited by Joy and Henry Glennie to an exclusive Be My Guest barbecue at their restored Federation- style mansion located in a magnificent tropical garden setting. B BG 11 GREAT BARRIER REEF " Join a high-speed catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy a reef education presentation by a Local Expert and view the spectacular coral and tropical fish from the underwater observatory and the semi- submersible craft.There is the opportunity to go snorkeling and view this natural living wonder up-close (equipment provided). Enjoy a tropical buffet Highlight Lunch before you return to Cairns. Celebrate your trip this evening with your traveling companions at a Farewell Dinner. B HL FD 12 depart cAIRNS After breakfast, your vacation ends as you are transferred to Cairns Airport for your onward flight. For those with a later flight or for those extending their stay, there are plenty of optional activities available to make the most of your stay in this tropical city. B CORAL SEA A u s t r a l i a COFFS HARBOURCOFFS HARBOUR GREAT BARRIER REEF SYDNEYSYDNEY NOOSANOOSA DAYDREAM ISLAND GOLD COASTGOLD COAST CAIRNSCAIRNS MISSION BEACHMISSION BEACH HERVEY BAYHERVEY BAY ROCKHAMPTONROCKHAMPTON KURANDAKURANDA ATHERTON TABLELANDS ATHERTON TABLELANDS PORT MACQUARIEPORT MACQUARIE BRISBANEBRISBANE BYRON BAYBYRON BAY FRASER ISLANDFRASER ISLAND TOWNSVILLETOWNSVILLE MACKAYMACKAY AIRLIE BEACHAIRLIE BEACH 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 r be my guest LOCAL SPECIALTY  LOCAL GUIDE " local expert 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 END CITY  start CITY
  • 94. m i n i - b r e a k s m i n i - b r e a k s Kakadu & East Alligator River FROM $765* LAND ONLY your mini-break includes: >> Hotel accommodation (room only) at the 4-star Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn Kakadu National Park >> Airport transfers in Darwin >> Two days including Aboriginal rock art at Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock, crocodile spotting on the Yellow Water Billabong, Aboriginal Guide on Guluyambi Cruise and Arnhem Land >> Lunch (D) on Days 1 and 2 DAY 1 DARWIN / KAKADU NATIONAL PARK Depart Darwin at 6:30 a.m. and travel deep into Kakadu National Park.Take a guided walk to view ancient Aboriginal rock art at Nourlangie Rock. After lunch, join the famousYellowWater Billabong cruise to observe saltwater crocodiles and the colorful range of prolific birdlife for which this region is renowned.Visit theWarradjan Cultural Centre and view the informative displays and exhibits depicting the traditions of the Aboriginal people. L 2 KAKADU NATIONAL PARK / DARWIN This morning stop at Ubirr and view Aboriginal rock art dating back some 20,000 years. A climb to the top of Ubirr is rewarded with superb views of the surrounding wetlands and escarpment country. Join the Guluyambi Cruise along the East Alligator River in search of saltwater crocodiles.You have an Aboriginal Guide with us and with the special permission of the local people, you will be able to go ashore in Arnhem Land.Then, visit the BowaliVisitor Centre.There is time for an optional 30-minute scenic flight over the Arnhem Land Escarpment. Return to Darwin this evening arriving at approximately 7:30 p.m. L Your mini-break includes: >> Hotel accommodation (room only) at the 42-star Sails in the Desert Hotel Ayers Rock Resort >> Airport transfers in Alice Springs >> Two days including a walk through Walpa Gorge at Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), sunset (with wine) at Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kings Canyon DAY 1 ALICE SPRINGS / ULURU (AYERS ROCK) Depart Alice Springs at 7:30 a.m. and travel south through the West MacDonnell and James Ranges.Your Driver/Guide will provide comprehensive commentary of your surroundings as you pass through the rugged scenery of the outback.Visit a camel farm where there is time for a camel ride (own expense). Later stop at Mt. Ebenezer Roadhouse for the opportunity to purchase morning tea and locally made Aboriginal art. Pause to view majestic Atila (Mt. Conner), a significant sacred site, often mistaken for Uluru, before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort.Then travel to the mystical 36 domes of KataTjuta (the Olgas). On the way, stop at a lookout for a panoramic view of the southern side of KataTjuta, before arriving atWalpa Gorge. Spend some time exploring the gorge and the unusual conglomerate rock formations.The walking trail throughWalpa Gorge follows the natural creek between two of the tallest domes of KataTjuta. In the late afternoon travel to the Uluru sunset viewing area.Witness the striking color changes of Uluru at sunset while enjoying a complimentary glass of wine. 2 KINGS CANYON / ALICE SPRINGS Rise early and drive through sand hill country towards Kings Canyon, stopping for breakfast at Kings Creek Station (own expense). Continue on toWatarrka National Park where you can make the rocky climb with your guide to the rim of Kings Canyon to be rewarded with marvelous views.The climb may take up to 3 hours and is for those with a good level of fitness. Or you may wish to explore the boulder-strewn canyon floor, an easier walk. Later, you’ll return to Alice Springs, arriving at approximately 7 p.m. Alice Springs Explorer FROM $1005* LAND ONLY DEPARTURES & PRICES PER PERSON* Twin Single Room Triple Room Travel any day Share Supplement Reduction Nov 1 ‘12-Mar 31 ‘13 $765 $110 $40 Apr 1 ‘13-May ‘13 $765 $110 $40 Jun 1-Oct 31 ‘13 $895 $240 $45 Nov 1 ‘13-Mar 31 ‘14 $765 $110 $40 Young Traveler Discount: $150 *Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Brendan Vacations guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. Departures from Apr 1, 2013 are subject to price, itinerary and hotel modifications. Details will be confirmed in Nov 2012. Discounts, except Young Traveler, are not available on this package. DEPARTURES & PRICES PER PERSON* Twin Single Room Triple Room Travel any day Share Supplement Reduction Nov 1-30 ‘12 $1,075 $325 $55 Dec 1 ‘12-Mar 31 ‘13 $1,005 $270 $50 Apr 1-30-Jun ‘13 $1,005 $270 $50 Jul 1-30-Nov ‘13 $1,075 $325 $55 Dec 1 ‘13-Mar 31 ‘14 $1,005 $270 $50 Young Traveler Discount: $200 *Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Brendan Vacations guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. Departures from Apr 1, 2013 are subject to price, itinerary and hotel modifications. Details will be confirmed in Nov 2012. Discounts, except Young Traveler, are not available on this package. YELLOW WATER BILLABONG CRUISE KINGS CANYON REF: DK40 REF: AK20
  • 95. m i n i - b r e a k s m i n i - b r e a k s Red Centre Sights & Sounds FROM $1120* LAND ONLY your mini-break includes: >> Hotel accommodation (room only) at the 42-star Sails in the Desert Hotel Ayers Rock Resort >> Roundtrip airport transfers at Ayers Rock >> Three days including sunrise and sunset (with wine) at Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) >> Sounds of Silence Dinner (D) on Day 1 DAY 1 ARRIVE in ULURU (AYERS ROCK), Australia On arrival at Ayers Rock Airport you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 3:30 p.m.).This evening dine under a million stars at the award-winning Sounds of Silence Dinner. Enjoy a gourmet buffet of Australian delicacies accompanied by fine Australian wines, then sit back and relax as a startalker takes you on a tour of the night skies (conditions permitting). D 2 KATA TJUTA (THE OLGAS) Join the Uluru Sunrise and BaseTour or Climb or the Uluru Sunrise and Guided CulturalWalk. Both tours include sunrise at Uluru.The BaseTour and Guided CulturalWalk also include a visit to MutitjuluWaterhole and the Uluru – KataTjuta Cultural Centre.The first option allows time for a base tour, while the second option includes a longer guided walk at the base of Uluru.This afternoon travel to the mystical 36 domes of KataTjuta (the Olgas) stopping en route for panoramic views of its southern side. Continue toWalpa Gorge where the walking trail through the gorge follows the natural creek bed between two of the tallest domes of KataTjuta. Enjoy nibbles and a complimentary glass of wine while watching striking color changes of Uluru at sunset. 3 DEPART ULURU (AYERS ROCK) You will be transferred to Ayers Rock Airport for your onward flight. your mini-break includes: >> Hotel accommodation (room only) at the 42-star Sails in the Desert Hotel Ayers Rock Resort >> Airport transfers at Ayers Rock and Alice Springs >> Three days including sunset (with wine) and sunrise at Uluru (Ayers Rock), Mutitjulu Waterhole, sunset (with wine) at Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), Kings Canyon >> Uluru Barbeque Dinner (D) on Day 1 DAY 1 ARRIVE in ULURU (AYERS ROCK), australia On arrival at Ayers Rock Airport you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 3 p.m.).This evening view sunset and the changing colors of Uluru while enjoying nibbles and a complimentary glass of wine. Later, travel to our exclusive venue for a delicious barbeque dinner and stargazing (weather permitting). D 2 KATA TJUTA (THE OLGAS) This morning join the Uluru Sunrise and BaseTour or Climb or the Uluru Sunrise and Guided CulturalWalk. Both tours include sunrise at Uluru.The BaseTour and Guided CulturalWalk also include a visit to MutitjuluWaterhole and the Uluru-KataTjuta Cultural Centre.This afternoon travel to Kata Tjuta for a 2-3 hour walk through the domes to theValley of theWinds. Enjoy an outback sunset at KataTjuta (the Olgas) followed by a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. 3 KINGS CANYON / ULURU (AYERS ROCK) or alice springs Rise early to travel to Kings Canyon. Climb to the rim of the Canyon, where you will be rewarded with marvelous views ofWatarrka National Park (for those with a good level of fitness).Take a rest and a moment to enjoy the tranquillity of the “Garden of Eden.” Alternatively, take the more leisurely 12 hour walk along the boulder-strewn canyon floor.This afternoon return to Ayers Rock Resort arriving at 4:30 p.m. or travel on to Alice Springs arriving at 7 p.m. (times approximate), where your Mini-Break concludes. Red Centre Highlights FROM $1330* LAND ONLY DEPARTURES & PRICES PER PERSON* Twin Single Room Triple Room Travel any day Share Supplement Reduction Nov 1-30 ‘12 $1,235 $655 $60 Dec 1 ‘12-Mar 31 ‘13 $1,120 $545 $55 Apr 1-Jun 30 ‘13 $1,120 $545 $55 Jul 1-Nov 30 ‘13 $1,235 $655 $60 Dec 1 ‘13-Mar 31 ‘14 $1,120 $545 $55 Young Traveler Discount: $225 *Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Brendan Vacations guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. Departures from Apr 1, 2013 are subject to price, itinerary and hotel modifications. Details will be confirmed in Nov 2012. Discounts, except Young Traveler, are not available on this package. DEPARTURES & PRICES PER PERSON* Twin Single Room Triple Room Travel any day Share Supplement Reduction Nov 1-30 ‘12 $1,455 $655 $70 Dec 1 ‘12-Mar 31 ‘13 $1,330 $545 $65 Apr 1-Jun 30 ‘13 $1,330 $545 $65 Jul 1-Nov 30 ‘13 $1,455 $655 $70 Dec 1 ‘13-Mar 31 ‘14 $1,330 $545 $65 Young Traveler Discount: $265 *Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Brendan Vacations guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. Departures from Apr 1, 2013 are subject to price, itinerary and hotel modifications. Details will be confirmed in Nov 2012. Discounts, except Young Traveler, are not available on this package. kata tjuta (the olgas) kings canyon REF:YY47 REF:YA62
  • 96. m i n i - b r e a k s m i n i - b r e a k s Sydney & the Blue Mountains FROM $1035* LAND ONLY your mini-break includes: >> Hotel accommodation at the 42-star Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour >> Airport transfers in Sydney >> Four days including city sightseeing, harbor cruise, Featherdale Wildlife Park and the Blue Mountains >> Buffet breakfast (B) daily and harbor cruise lunch (L) on Day 2 DAY 1 ARRIVE in SYDNEY, Australia On arrival at Sydney Airport you will be transferred to your hotel.The afternoon is free for you to do as you choose. 2 CITY SIGHTS & HARBOUR CRUISE Visit Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair and the Royal Botanic Gardens.Travel to Sydney’s world-famous Bondi Beach. Stop at some of Sydney’s landmarks for photo opportunities, including the Gap at South Head and Seaforth with views of Middle Harbour and the Spit Bridge.Visit Milsons Point for a close-up view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Enjoy a buffet lunch while cruising Sydney Harbour and later discover the northern beaches including Manly. B L 3 WILDLIFE PARK & the blue mountains Visit the award-winning FeatherdaleWildlife Park and pat a cuddly koala. See amazing Australian animals including kangaroos, crocodiles, goannas and possums.VisitWentworth Falls and take in the breathtaking views over the Jamison and MegalongValleys. See theThree Sisters rock formation from Echo Point.Visit ScenicWorld and ride the Scenic Railway, the world’s steepest incline railway or the Skyway with its electro-sceni glass floor or quietly glide out of the valley aboard the Cableway (rides at own expense). B 4 DEPART SYDNEY You will be transferred to Sydney Airport to connect with your onward flight. B your mini-break includes: >> Hotel accommodation at the 42-star Crowne Plaza Melbourne >> Airport transfers in Melbourne >> Four days including city sightseeing, Warrak Farm, Devonshire Tea, Koala Conservation Centre, Penguin Parade and Great Ocean Road >> Buffet breakfast (B) daily DAY 1 ARRIVE in MELBOURNE, australia On arrival at Melbourne Airport you will be transferred to your hotel.The afternoon is free for you to do as you choose. 2 CITY SIGHTS & PENGUIN PARADE Experience the sights of cosmopolitan Melbourne. See Parliament House, QueenVictoria Market and visit the Royal Botanic Gardens.Travel around Westernport Bay toWarrook Farm. See sheep, cattle, kangaroos and Australian birds. Enjoy a traditional DevonshireTea with hot scones.Visit koalas in their natural habitat at the Koala Conservation Centre.View the Nobbies rock formations overlooking one of the most treacherous oceans in the world, Bass Strait. Arrive at the famous Penguin Parade and watch the nightly ritual, as the little penguins march up the sand to their nesting places. B 3 GREAT OCEAN ROAD Travel alongVictoria’s famous Great Ocean Road before arriving at the beautiful white sandy beaches of Apollo Bay. See the stone monoliths of theTwelve Apostles. Enjoy the amazing shipwreck story of survival of the Loch Ard and visit its famous Gorge and Razorback Lookout.Visit the rock known as London Bridge, parts of which collapsed in recent years. B 4 DEPART MELBOURNE You will be transferred to Melbourne Airport to connect with your onward flight. B Melbourne & the Great Ocean Road FROM $925* LAND ONLY DEPARTURES & PRICES PER PERSON* Twin Single Room Triple Room Travel any day Share Supplement Reduction Nov 1-30 ‘12 $1,035 $480 $55 Dec 1 ‘12-Mar 31 ’13 $1,145 $480 $60 Apr 1-30-Jun ’13 $1,035 $480 $55 Jul 1-30-Nov ’13 $1,145 $480 $60 Dec 1 ‘13-Mar 31 ‘14 $1,035 $480 $55 Young Traveler Discount: $225 *Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Brendan Vacations guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. s Holiday surcharges may apply to departures over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, details will be provided at the time of booking. Departures from Apr 1, 2013 are subject to price, itinerary and hotel modifications. Details will be confirmed in Nov 2012. Discounts, except Young Traveler, are not available on this package. DEPARTURES & PRICES PER PERSON* Twin Single Room Triple Room Travel any day Share Supplement Reduction Nov 1 ‘12-Mar 31 ‘13 $925 $335 $50 Apr 1-Mar 31 ‘14 $925 $335 $50 Young Traveler Discount: $180 *Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Brendan Vacations guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. Departures from Apr 1, 2013 are subject to price, itinerary and hotel modifications. Details will be confirmed in Nov 2012. Discounts, except Young Traveler, are not available on this package. the three sisters the great ocean road REF: SS11 REF: MM11
  • 97. m i n i - b r e a k s m i n i - b r e a k s Cairns & the Great Barrier Reef FROM $955* LAND ONLY Your mini-break includes: >> Hotel accommodation at the 5-star Hilton Hotel Cairns >> Airport transfers in Cairns >> Four days including Great Barrier Reef cruise, Tjapukai Cultural Park, Skyrail and Kuranda Railway >> Buffet breakfast (B) daily and lunch (L) on Day 2 DAY 1 ARRIVE in CAIRNS, australia On arrival at Cairns Airport you will be transferred to your hotel.The afternoon is free for you to explore this vibrant city. 2 GREAT BARRIER REEF Board a high-speed catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy a reef education presentation by a marine naturalist and view the spectacular coral and tropical fish from the underwater observatory and the semi-submersible craft.There is the opportunity to go snorkeling and view this natural living wonder up-close (equipment provided). Enjoy a delicious tropical buffet lunch. Return to Cairns early evening. B L 3 TJAPUKAI / SKYRAIL / KURANDA RAILWAY Visit the fascinatingTjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. Upon arrival you will be greeted by your Indigenous Guide who will escort you through the park as you discover this ancient culture through theaters, stage shows and demonstrations. Later, travel on the Skyrail Cableway that takes you above the canopy of Barron Gorge National Park. On arrival in Kuranda there is free time to explore the ‘village in the rainforest’ and its many attractions, including the Heritage Markets. Board the Kuranda train for a historic journey traveling through some of the oldest rainforest in the world, passing the spectacular Stoney Creek Falls before arriving at Freshwater Station, where your transfer awaits to return you to your hotel. B 4 DEPART CAIRNS You will be transferred to Cairns Airport to connect with your onward flight. B Your mini-break includes: >> Hotel accommodation at the 42-star QT Port Douglas >> Airport transfers in Cairns >> Four days including Great Barrier Reef cruise, Tjapukai Cultural Park, Skyrail and Kuranda Railway >> Buffet breakfast (B) daily and lunch (L) on Day 2 DAY 1 ARRIVE in CAIRNS, australia / PORT DOUGLAS On arrival at Cairns Airport you will be transferred to your hotel in Port Douglas.The remainder of the day is free for you to explore this resort town. 2 GREAT BARRIER REEF An experience of a lifetime today - cruise out to an underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of color and brilliance – Agincourt Reef at the very edge of Australia’s Continental Shelf. It is a magnificent ribbon reef where you can experience first hand the magic that is the Great Barrier Reef.You can dive, snorkel or just stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a Quicksilver semi-submersible craft, just one meter underwater.Watch the fish feeding from Quicksilver’s unique underwater viewing platform and underwater observatory. Enjoy a delicious tropical buffet lunch before returning to Port Douglas. B L 3 TJAPUKAI / SKYRAIL / KURANDA RAILWAY Visit the award-winningTjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, where the legends of the Dreamtime are brought to life. Learn about this ancient culture through theater, stage shows and demonstrations. Later, travel from the lowlands on the Skyrail Cableway, which takes you above the canopy of the tropical rainforest. On arrival in Kuranda, there is free time to take a stroll through the Kuranda Markets. Board the famous Kuranda Railway and enjoy a breathtaking trip on one of the world’s most scenic operational rail journeys. Alight at Freshwater Station, then return to your hotel. B 4 port douglas / dEPART cairns You will be transferred from Port Douglas to Cairns Airport to connect with your onward flight. B Port Douglas & the Great Barrier Reef FROM $1210* LAND ONLY DEPARTURES & PRICES PER PERSON* Twin Single Room Triple Room Travel any day Share Supplement Reduction Nov 1 ‘12-Mar 31 ‘13 $1,210 $415 $60 Apr 1-Mar 31 ‘14 $1,210 $415 $60 Young Traveler Discount: $245 *Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Brendan Vacations guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. Departures from Apr 1, 2013 are subject to price, itinerary and hotel modifications. Details will be confirmed in Nov 2012. Discounts, except Young Traveler, are not available on this package. kuranda railway great barrier reef REF: CC11 REF PD11DEPARTURES & PRICES PER PERSON* Twin Single Room Triple Room Travel any day Share Supplement Reduction Nov 1 ‘12-Mar 31 ‘13 $955 $325 $50 Apr 1-Mar 31 ‘14 $955 $325 $50 Young Traveler Discount: $190 *Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Brendan Vacations guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. Departures from Apr 1, 2013 are subject to price, itinerary and hotel modifications. Details will be confirmed in Nov 2012. Discounts, except Young Traveler, are not available on this package.
  • 98. m i n i - b r e a k s m i n i - b r e a k s Adelaide & Kangaroo Island FROM $1455* LAND ONLY Your mini-break includes: >> Hotel accommodation at the 4-star Crowne Plaza Adelaide and the 4-star Aurora Ozone Hotel Kangaroo Island >> Airport transfers in Adelaide >> Five days including Barossa Valley wineries and Kangaroo Island >> Buffet breakfast (B) daily and lunch (L) on Days 2, 3 & 4 DAY 1 ARRIVE in ADELAIDE, australia On arrival at Adelaide Airport you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 9 p.m.). 2 BAROSSA VALLEY The BarossaValley is Australia’s largest wine-producing region, boasting over 100 vineyards. Sample wines at Jacobs Creek and Langmeil wineries. Enjoy lunch at Angaston with tastings at 2 boutique wineries.Wind your way through the picturesque hills to Hahndorf, Adelaide’s oldest German settlement, with free time to explore the shops and galleries full of local arts, crafts and produce. Return to Adelaide this afternoon. B L 3 ADELAIDE / KANGAROO ISLAND Enjoy a scenic coach drive to Cape Jervis to board the ferry to Kangaroo Island.Visit the Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery and Clifford’s Honey Farm. Walk among the nation’s most accessible colony of sea lions at the popular Seal Bay Conservation Park.Your last stop is Kingscote to see the daily pelican feeding. B L 4 KANGAROO ISLAND / ADELAIDE Marvel at the Remarkable Rocks and Admiral’s Arch. Observe a colony of New Zealand fur seals.Visit Hanson BayWildlife Sanctuary to explore the nocturnal world of animals, including koalas, echidnas, bats and possums. Return to Adelaide by ferry and coach arriving late evening. B L 5 DEPART ADELAIDE You will be transferred to Adelaide Airport to connect with your onward flight. B your mini-break includes: >> Hotel accommodation at the 4-star Aurora Ozone Hotel Kangaroo Island >> Airport transfers in Adelaide >> Two days on Kangaroo Island including visit to a eucalyptus distillery and honey farm. Walk among sea lions on the beach. See kangaroos and koalas >> Buffet breakfast (B) on Day 2 and lunch (L) on Days 1 & 2 DAY 1 ADELAIDE / KANGAROO ISLAND Depart Adelaide at 6:45 a.m. for a scenic drive through the Fleurieu Peninsula to Cape Jervis where you’ll board the SeaLink ferry for the 45-minute crossing to Kangaroo Island. On arrival, travel to the Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery, a marvelous example of Australian bush ingenuity. Your next stop on the island is Clifford’s Honey Farm, where you can sample the honey from only the purest strain of honeybee.Then travel to the Seal Bay Conservation Park for a guided beach walk among a breeding colony of Australian sea lions as they doze in the sun.Your last stop today is Kingscote to see the daily pelican feeding.The pelican man provides you with an entertaining and informative talk about the pelicans and other sea birds, while encouraging their participation with fish treats. L 2 KANGAROO ISLAND / ADELAIDE This morning you’ll head to Flinders Chase National Park, renowned as a sanctuary for a host of native Australian animals.Walk along the rugged southern coastline to the spectacular Remarkable Rocks and Admiral’s Arch. Here you can also observe a colony of New Zealand fur seals as they feed, swim and laze on the shore platform below.Visit the Hanson BayWildlife Sanctuary to explore the many wonders of another world. Here discover and learn about the nocturnal animals of Kangaroo Island in their natural habitat and environment.View koalas,Tammar wallabies, kangaroos, bats, echidnas and possums on this fun, exciting and educational discovery walk. Return to Adelaide arriving at approximately 10:40 p.m. Hotel drop-offs are available for city-center hotels. B L Kangaroo Island FROM $655* LAND ONLY DEPARTURES & PRICES PER PERSON* Twin Single Room Triple Room Travel any day Share Supplement Reduction Nov 1 ‘12-Mar 31 ‘13 $1,455 $550 $70 Apr 1 ‘13-Mar 31 ‘14 $1,455 $550 $70 Young Traveler Discount: $295 *Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Brendan Vacations guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. Departures from Apr 1, 2013 are subject to price, itinerary and hotel modifications. Details will be confirmed in Nov 2012. Discounts, except Young Traveler, are not available on this package. DEPARTURES & PRICES PER PERSON* Twin Single Room Triple Room Travel any day Share Supplement Reduction Nov 1 ‘12-Mar 31 ‘13 $655 $135 $30 Apr 1 ‘13-Mar 31 ‘14 $655 $135 $30 Young Traveler Discount: $300 *Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Brendan Vacations guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. Departures from Apr 1, 2013 are subject to price, itinerary and hotel modifications. Details will be confirmed in Nov 2012. Discounts, except Young Traveler, are not available on this package. vineyards in barossa valley seals on kangaroo island REF: ZZ11 REF: ZZ22
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