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  • 1. 1 November 2013-April 2014BrendanVacations.com Europe Guided & Independent Vacations Autumn, Winter, Spring AVOID THE CROWDS WITH INCREDIBLE SAVINGS prices up to 25% lower than the summer season
  • 2. benbulben, county sligo DearTraveler, Europe is a timeless continent with a RICH HISTORY, DIVERSE AND FASCINATING CULTURES AND AN INCREDIBLE ARRAY OF EXPERIENCES. It is a favorite vacation destination for many reasons – the monuments of ages long past, incredible scenery, legendary cities, mouthwatering cuisines and the opportunities to be immersed in age-old traditions and to meet new people.Your vacation here will leave you with wonderful memories and a passion for the sights, sounds, scents and flavors of this extraordinary land. Seasoned travelers know that when visiting during the cooler months, from November through April, the cities and attractions are less crowded and prices are lower, but THE DELIGHTS OF EUROPE REMAIN UNCHANGED YEAR ROUND. We invite you to browse through Brendan’s Europe Autumn through Spring travel catalog and find your ideal vacation. Because we know that no two travelers are alike, we offer a variety of travel styles for you to choose from. In this travel catalog, you will find our Guided and IndependentVacations. Brendan’s GUIDED VACATIONS are extraordinary in every aspect.We take care of all the details for you, so you can relax and enjoy your vacation. In most destinations, you will glide smoothly in a luxurious motorcoach, offering an amazing vantage point over the countryside. At each overnight stop, yourTravel Director will check you in and out, and provide you with your key, so you don’t have to wait in line.Your luggage is delivered to your room and returned to the coach when it’s time to go. All stops and sightseeing visits are organized well in advance, so you can go right in and bypass any lines. Plus you have the services of a friendlyTravel Director, there every step of the way to make sure YOUR VACATION IS MEMORABLE, FUN, EXCITING AND HASSLE-FREE. INDEPENDENT VACATIONS include the essentials of travel – accommodations (95% have freeWiFi), transportation between cities, private airport/hotel transfers, sightseeing in each city and daily breakfast – all pre-booked before you leave home. Your vacation will include stays in some of Europe’s favorite cities.You choose how many nights you want in each city, where you want your vacation to start and end, even when you want to go – most IndependentVacations travel every day of the week! We’ve put together a variety of packages in exciting cities such as Rome, Florence &Venice, Palermo & Taormina, Barcelona & Madrid and London & Paris, just to name a few. Plus, you will have the personal service of a Brendan local host in each city you visit. On Brendan’s IndependentVacations, you TRAVEL ON YOUR OWN, BUT NEVER ALONE! When you are planning your vacation, you want to work with an expert, and that expert is Brendan.We have over 40 years experience in planning the perfect vacation, and we offer you worry-free arrangements, exceptional experiences, and the highest quality customer service, all from a company you can trust and depend on.We were founded on the grand Irish traditions of gracious hospitality, affability and an indomitable spirit, and we maintain these qualities today. Our travel experts will handle all the aspects of your vacation and are devoted to making it everything you desire. One phone call is all yourTravel Agent needs to start you on your way to a European adventure you’ll cherish for a lifetime. Taking a vacation is one of the best ways to relax, renew your energy, reconnect with family and friends, and, of course, experience new and different destinations, cultures and cuisines.Whatever you desire, Brendan will take you on THE VACATION OF YOUR DREAMS. Welcome Happy traveling! nico zenner President BrendanVacations
  • 3. 61 Festive English Countryside - celebrate the holiday season 9 days 62 Winter in London 8 days 63 Winter in Paris 9 days 20 Rome, Florence & Venice 7, 8 or 10 days 22 Rome & Florence 5, 6 or 7 days 24 Rome & Venice 5, 6 or 7 days 26 Florence & Venice 5, 6 or 7 days 28 Explore italy - sightseeing options 29 Your personally selected hotels - Rome, Florence, Venice, Milan 30 Madrid, Granada & Seville 7, 8 or 10 days 32 Barcelona & Madrid plus Toledo 6 or 7 days 34 Barcelona & Madrid 5, 6 or 7 days 36 Explore spain - sightseeing options 37 Your personally selected hotels - Madrid, Barcelona, granada, Seville 38 London & Paris 5, 6, 7 or 8 days 40 London & Amsterdam 5, 6 or 7 days 42 Amsterdam & Paris 5, 6 or 7 days GUIDED vacations independent vacations About Brendan’sVacations 4 See Europe the Brendan Way 6 Your Choice, Your Vacation Style 7 It’s About the People 8 Enriching Experiences 10 Very Accommodating 12 Bon Appétit 14 So Many Ways to Save 16 The Finest Way to Travel 16 Airport Transfers 17 Express Check-In 17 Insurance 18 TreadRight Sustainable Tourism 117 Extending Your Vacation 118 Terms & Conditions BrendanVacations is a division of the family-ownedTheTravel Corporation, and is renowned and trusted for its outstanding quality, service, value, reliability, and financial stability. You areTraveling in Good Company Many of the GuidedVacations in this brochure are operated jointly with our sister companyTrafalgar or our partner company Kompas.You benefit from this cooperation through considerably lower prices and a greater choice of itineraries and departure dates. CombiningTrafalgar and Kompas itineraries with our own Brendan vacations, we are pleased to offer you an unbeatable selection to choose from. 3 EUROPE VACATION SELECTIONS 44 Amsterdam, Paris & London 7, 8 or 10 days 46 London, Paris & Rome 7, 8, 10 or 11 days 48 Explore London, Paris & Amsterdam - sightseeing options 49 Your personally selected hotels - London, Paris, Amsterdam 50 MUNICH, SALZBURG & VIENNA 7, 8 or 10 days 52 PRAGUE, VIENNA & BUDAPEST 7, 8 or 10 days 54 Explore CENTRAL EUROPE - sightseeing options 56 Your personally selected hotels - MUNICH, SALZBURG, VIENNA 57 Your personally selected hotels - PRAGUE, BUDAPEST 58 city breaks 64 Christmas Markets of Austria, Germany & Switzerland 9 days 66 German Christmas Markets 9 days 68 Italian Trio 9 days 70 Simply Italy 9 days 72 Great Italian Cities 11 days 74 Real Italy 11 days 76 bella Italia 12 days 78 Best of Italy 14 days 80 Real Britain 9 days 82 Enchanting EMERALD ISLE 9 days 84 Wonderful France 10 days 86 Highlights of France & Barcelona 10 days 88 Spanish Wonder 10 days 90 Spain, Morocco & Portugal 17 days 92 Swiss Delight 8 days 94 Prague, Vienna & Budapest 11 days 96 Imperial Europe 11 days 98 Best of Greece 9 days 100 Best of Egypt 10 days 102 Wonders of Ancient Egypt 13 days 104 Best of Israel 10 days 106 Best of Turkey 15 days 108 European Highlights 8 days 110 European Dream 10 days 112 European Traveler 10 days 114 European Whirl 14 days
  • 4. 4 As the Roman philosopher Seneca said nearly 2,000 years ago, “Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” And at BrendanVacations, we agree. We have been sharing the world with travelers since 1969, and know exactly how to create the right mix of sightseeing and free time, included meals and opportunities to sample the local cuisine your way, and hotels in city centers or in quiet, scenic locations. With Brendan, all of the details are taken care of for you – we research the destinations, read the maps, do the driving, make the reservations and handle the technicalities – all you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the sights along the way. Brendan’s philosophy is simple – we want to bring you the best, so that the next time you travel we have the opportunity to do so again.To that end, we offer a selection of vacation styles, accommodations and more. Plus, our expertise in organizing memorable trips is matched by our attention to bringing you the best value possible. With an ever-changing dollar, this is more important than ever. Add to this the peace of mind that comes from working with a strong and financially seeTHE WORLD secure company, and you have everything you need to start planning your next vacation. Depending on your destination, you can choose a Guided, Independent, Customized or Private Chauffeur vacation. But rest assured that whichever vacation style you select, Brendan’s Specialists are working behind the scenes every step of the way to make your vacation everything you’ve dreamed of. On our GuidedVacation programs you have the option of choosing between First Class Regional or DiscoveryVacations, Family itineraries, Boutique Journeys which travel with a maximum of 24 guests, or Low Cost, Leisurely or Personal Interest itineraries. On all of these, you will stay in fine hotels or lodges and travel in style and comfort.You will see the highlights of cities along the way and, on most itineraries, many inside visits to attractions are included. Plus, we often include “HiddenTreasures” and Local Specialties – those things that the locals know about and love, but are not part of an ordinary trip. In many locations you will enjoy “Be My The Brendan
  • 5. 5 Guest” or “You’re Personally Invited” dining – truly unique experiences – plus highlight meals, wine tastings, local food sampling and more. And, you’ll travel with an experienced Travel Director or LocalTravel Expert.These professionals take care of all the details – both big and small – making your trip completely hassle-free.They answer your questions, fill you in on local histories, and share tall tales, folk legends, perhaps a song or two and plenty of laughter. Brendan’s Independent EuropeanVacations feature flexible itineraries.They provide pre-confirmed accommodations (you choose the hotel standard to suit your needs and budget) for the number of nights you want to spend in each city, airport/ hotel transfers, trans­portation between destinations, sight­ seeing, and the services of a Brendan local host in each city you visit. A perfect solution for travelers seeking just a little help from the experts while still setting off at their own pace. CustomizedVacations in Ireland and the UK offer you a wide range of accommodation choices – from B&Bs to castles Way and manors – plus rental cars, sightseeing and airport/ hotel transfers. We will help you design your own unique itinerary while giving you all the inside information and recommendations. A Private ChauffeurVacation in Europe offers the best in vacation comfort.Your trip is designed around you – you choose the number of nights you want in each city, the sightseeing you want included, and your accommodations – whatever suits your interests and budget. Plus, you have a private chauffeur to read the maps and do the driving! We can arrange these exclusive vacations in Ireland, Scotland, England, France, Italy including Sicily, Greece, Croatia, Slovenia, Germany, Switzerland, Benelux (Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg), and Eastern Europe.Truly the ultimate in travel! So, whether you travel on your own, with a partner, family or friends, you can be certain that a Brendan vacation will guarantee you an unsurpassed travel experience. SALZBURg is home to two unesco world heritage sites – the old city and schönbrunn palace
  • 6. 6 INDEPENDENT VACATIONS – TRAVEL ONYOUR OWN, BUT NEVER ALONE For travelers wanting a vacation that has all the essentials taken care of before leaving home, but who do not want to travel in a group, an IndependentVacation is just what you’re looking for.You have pre-confirmed accommodations, transportation between destinations, sightseeing and the assistance of a Brendan local host in each city. A perfect solution for those seeking just a little help from the experts while still setting off at their own pace. Your vacation includes a variety of overnight stays, a choice of hotel standards (Moderate, First Class and Premier – see pages 10-11), private airport transfers, rail tickets and sightseeing options in some of Europe’s greatest cities (Asia, Australia/ New Zealand, and Latin American coming in 2014!).You decide what suits your interests and budget, then leave the rest to us. Brendan will make all the reservations and handle all the details. Plus, in each city in which you have an overnight stay, you have the assistance of a Brendan local host.They will visit you at your hotel the day you arrive to answer questions, book tours, and make suggestions for dining, shopping or any other interest.They are available by phone at any time. Private airport arrival and departure transfers are included for every IndependentVacation. For hotel and train transfers during your vacation, the hotels we’ve selected for you to choose from are all within easy reach of train stations – either walking or by a short taxi ride. Private transfers are available for a small additional fee should you wish to be met. IndependentVacations are a fun and leisurely way to “Travel Alone, But Never OnYour Own...” BOUTIQUE JOURNEYS On Brendan Boutique Journeys, you will have a more intimate vacation experience, traveling with a maximum of 24 guests. You will enjoy sights and activities that are not available to larger groups, and stay in unique accommodations. On most itineraries, travel is on smaller vehicles, making little secluded sites accessible, and the pace is slower so you can experience the destination in more depth. Plus, LocalTravel Experts are there to lead the way.You’ll get a true taste of cultures and cuisines across the globe. GUIDED VACATIONS Your travel experience on Brendan’s GuidedVacations will include first class accommodations, a deluxe motorcoach, sightseeing, regional cuisine and transfers, all with the services of a professional, knowledgeable and friendlyTravel Director. GuidedVacations are a great way to see the world! YOUR CHOICE Your Vacation Style DISCOVERY VACATIONS DiscoveryVacations take in multiple countries in a panoramic overview.This type of itinerary is good for first-time visitors who want to see as much as possible or returning guests who like the variety offered in exploring several countries. REGIONAL VACATIONS These itineraries focus on a specific country or region.They are great for those with an interest in just one area, or those who have taken a DiscoveryVacation and want to return to see their favorites in-depth. LOW COST VACATIONS Low CostVacations are a great value.They have fewer inclusions and stay at 3- and 4-star hotels which might not be as centrally located, but they offer the same trusted Brendan quality, service and reliability that you expect from us. LEISURELY VACATIONS Brendan’s LeisurelyVacations are a wonderful way to see the world at a slower pace than our First Class itineraries. Leisurely Vacations feature the popular sightseeing programs always included in our travel values, but generally stay in each major city visited for 2 or 3 nights, with plenty of free time.You will have an introductory tour, then a chance to explore at your own pace.You can sleep in, relax, and plan your days your way. And on most travel days, hotel departures are no earlier than 9 a.m. FAMILY DEPARTURES With today’s hectic lifestyles, it can be very difficult for families to find time to spend together. So, we offer several itineraries geared to families, all featuring activities that will entertain and educate kids of all ages.Whether it’s parents traveling with their children, grandparents with their grandchildren, or extended family, Brendan makes it easy to create memories that will last a lifetime. CITY BREAKS Brendan’s City Breaks & Pre- or Post-Vacation Extensions are the perfect way to add a few more days to your vacation with ease.We’ve done the research for you, and know the most popular destinations to complement and enhance your trip. Let us help you make the most of your vacation time and dollars with our pre-planned packages. Look for § Holiday Departures in price charts. These often include festive celebrations!
  • 7. 7 From yourTravel Director or Brendan local host to the friendly denizens in big cities and little villages to your warm and welcoming hotel staff to your fellow travelers, the people you’ll meet on your BrendanVacation will make your experience even more enjoyable. BRENDAN LOCAL HOSTS On Brendan’s IndependentVacations, you have a new friend in each city you visit – someone who really knows the “lay of the land.”Your Brendan local host will drop by your hotel on the day you arrive, answer your questions and give you any additional information you’ll need, plus they will make sure you know how to reach them for the remainder of your stay.Whether you want a recommendation for restaurants, a spot to enjoy the city’s nightlife, suggestions for shopping, help arranging sightseeing, or advice on favorites of the locals, your Brendan host knows it all.You can even ask for tips on little known sites and secrets of their hometowns. After your orientation meeting, they’ll always be just a phone call away, 24/7! Your Personal “Concierge” While traveling with Brendan on a GuidedVacation, theTravel Director you will come to know so well is there to ensure every step of your journey is comfortable, enriching and fun.These knowledgeable, highly experienced professionals are intimately familiar with the countries they will share with you.They’re well versed in the history and culture of the region, and are eager to share insider insights on all the places you visit. Plus, they act as your own personal “concierge,” handling all of the intricate details of travel, and making your vacation memorable and completely stress-free. Local Guides Local Guides frequently join you for city sightseeing tours, offering true resident insights and anecdotes. Sharing their specialized knowledge is a delight for our Local Guides, and their in-depth and entertaining presentations are an added Brendan Bonus for you. Look for a  on itinerary pages to see where a Local Guide will join you. IT’S ABOUT THE People One of the most delightful parts of any vacation is the people you meet along the way MAKE NEW FRIENDS Your traveling companions will add even more to your Guided Vacation.Your group will be made up of English-speaking travelers, and as you share the fun of making discoveries, tasting tempting new flavors, venturing into exotic locales and laughing over a witty story, you’ll find the camaraderie truly enriches your experience.You’ll start as strangers and part as friends. Worldwide Neighbors Technology has truly made the Earth a smaller planet, and people everywhere worldwide neighbors.The locals you will meet on your vacation are simply friends you haven’t been introduced to yet.With Brendan, you’ll experience different cultures, traditions, cuisines, rituals, beliefs, customs and so much more.This is one of the greatest pleasures in traveling, and we look forward to introducing you to new friends and unique lifestyles throughout your adventure. London Reception Center For your comfort and convenience, Brendan has a London Reception Center, located just steps fromWaterloo Station and the London Eye. Call or drop by the office, where the enthusiastic staff is happy to help you with all of your needs during your stay. Our ReceptionTeam can arrange additional accommodations, book London sightseeing excursions, out-of-town trips or tickets to major attractions, and confirm any current bookings for you. Plus, we offer a wide range of services and facilities. Stop in take advantage of the freeWi-Fi and Internet access, daily newspapers and the Hospitality Desk staffed with expertly trained Brendan hosts. For Reception Center hours and contact information, please check BrendanVacations.com/travel-resources/know-before- you-go, and scroll down.
  • 8. 8 enriching You’ve seen the pictures, heard the tales and legends, read the histories, watched the documentaries, maybe even tasted the cuisine – now it’s time to go! Whether you’re seeking a lively vacation with lots of activity or a relaxing break from everyday stresses, Brendan offers you the opportunity to fulfill your fantasies. With a sightseeing program second to none, you’ll experience the highlights of cities across the globe on your BrendanVacation. On all of our Guided and IndependentVacations, you’ll enjoy an orientation tour of the main cities and towns you visit. These are usually lead by a Local Guide – someone who really knows the area because it’s also their home!They’ll bring the sights and their histories to life with stories, insights and in-depth knowledge. Traveling on a Brendan GuidedVacation, you’ll do more than just see the “not-to-be-missed” sights – you’ll partake of their wonders. Imagine strolling through world-famous sites, not just driving past or stopping for pictures. We will share the traditions, cultures and wonders of every corner of the world, from the must-see attractions to some of the little gems known only to the locals. LOCAL SPECIALTIES Many of our GuidedVacation itineraries include a Local Specialty – a visit or experience that is unique to an area, where you can see the best of the best firsthand. Local Specialties are always a fun and different addition to your vacation! Look for a  on itinerary pages to find Local Specialties. Experiences UNIQUE INSIGHTS Included on some of our itineraries are Unique Insights.These are sights and experiences the local residents enjoy, and we want to share them with you, our guests. A U on itinerary pages designates a Unique Insight. UNLOCK “HIDDEN TREASURES” AND “HIDDEN DELIGHTS” Every area has popular spots known to her residents, but not “big enough” to be tourist attractions. With Brendan, on THE astronomical clock, prague
  • 9. 9 Look for a || on itinerary pages, indicating Small Group Sightseeing is included. headsets To ensure that you get the most out of your sightseeing experi- ences, Brendan provides headsets on most of our Guided Vacations so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary. This way, you can enjoy all the sights without straining to hear or rushing to keep up with the front of the group. Look for a M on itinerary pages, denoting headsets will be provided. many of our GuidedVacations, you will not only see renowned sights, but also “hidden treasures” and “hidden delights.” These unique highlights are special favorites of ourTravel Directors – out-of-the-way sights and experiences that they know and love, and that they can’t wait to share with you. small group sightseeing Sometimes the best way to see a particular sight is with a smaller group.To accommodate this, on some itineraries we’ll split into groups no larger than 25 guests and bring in two guides to conduct a more intimate tour. rome’s colosseum was built between 70-80 a.d. paris,the“city of light”
  • 10. GUIDED VACATIONS For guidedVacations, Brendan’s hotels are listed on each itinerary page. Our ratings are: Deluxe (DLX), Moderate Deluxe (MD), Superior First Class (SF) and First Class (F). In locations where there are no hotels that fit these categories and on our Low Cost itineraries, we use Moderate First Class (MF), Superior Tourist (ST),Tourist (T) or Best Available (BA) properties.They may not be as centrally located, but they will be clean, cozy and a great value. Sometimes you’ll stay in a National Park (NP). But whatever the rating, you can be assured that your hotel will be comfortable and perfectly located.Your city hotel will be well situated for independent sightseeing, dining and shopping. Hotels in the country have scenic locations. And each hotel is inspected by our Quality ControlTeam to insure they meet our exacting standards. For your convenience, hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling are included in the price of your Guided Vacation. Plus, the majority of our hotels offer freeWiFi.You will receive a list of hotel addresses, telephone and fax numbers with your travel documents. Accommodating VERY gran melia colon (PREMIER) seville, spain Independent vacations 10 hilton vienna plaza (dlx) vienna,austria guided vacations
  • 11. 11 INDEPENDENT VACATIONS On our independentVacations, our hotels are centrally located and convenient for shopping, dining and attractions. We offer four accommodation standards, Brendan Gold, Premier, First Class and Moderate.You choose the hotel class that best suits your needs and budget. To help you decide, our rating system is: BG LOGO Brendan Gold – An exceptional property offering the best in everything HHHHH – HHHHH Premier – A deluxe property offering excellent service, facilities, guest rooms and amenities HHHH First Class – A full service property with a wide range of facilities and comfortable rooms offering many amenities HHH – HHHH Moderate – An economy to Moderate First Class property with basic room amenities and limited public rooms and facilities. BRENDAN BONUS - FREE WIFI 95% of the hotels we use on IndependentVacations include free WiFi, making it easy and convenient to stay connected with family and friends back home. connemara coast hotel (SF) connemara, ireland guided vacations divani acropolis palace (SF) athens, greece guided vacations grand hotel de la minerve (PREMIER) rome, italy Independent vacations
  • 12. 12 On your GuidedVacation, you may crunch into a flaky pastry, relish a tempting dish of locally-sourced meat and vegetables or savor a fresh seafood dinner.We know that a memorable dining experience is an important part of any great vacation, and with Brendan you can indulge in tantalizing new tastes throughout your stay. Look for these codes to determine the type of meals offered: B Breakfast MC / MT Morning Coffee orTea L / HL Lunch and Highlight Lunch AT AfternoonTea BG / PI Be My Guest orYou’re Personally Invited Dining YC Your Choice Dining WR / KP Welcome Reception or Kick-Off Party D / WD / HD / FD Dinner,Welcome, Highlight and Farewell Dinners Welcome Receptions, Welcome Dinners & Kick-Off Parties On most of our GuidedVacations, you will enjoy aWelcome Reception or aWelcome Dinner hosted by yourTravel Director. This is the perfect opportunity to meet your traveling companions. Chat over a drink or glass of wine and, in many destinations, a light meal featuring regional cuisine. And as you get to know the strangers you are meeting for the first time, you can be sure that you will become fast friends by the time your vacation ends. On FamilyVacations, we kick-start the fun with a Kick-Off Party! Savor the sights, scents and flavors of world-famous cuisines Bon Appétit! THE BEST WAY TO TRULY GET TO KNOW THESE STORIED LANDS
  • 13. 13 HIGHLIGHT OR FAREWELL LUNCHES & DINNERS Some dining experiences are just too good to miss – so Brendan includes them as part of your GuidedVacation package! It may be an entertaining lunch you prepare for yourself during a cooking class or a festive dinner with live music in a favorite local restaurant. Plus, on many of our vacations, we celebrate a wonderful trip and new friends at a convivial Farewell Dinner, accompanied by local wine. WINE TASTINGS & DINNERS WITH LOCAL WINE As you travel through legendary vineyards and picturesque wine valleys, we include a tasting whenever we can. Plus, in wine-growing regions, your included hotel dinners are often served with a glass of the local wine. Look for a 8 on itinerary pages, noting aWineTasting or LocalWine with dinner is included. “BE MY GUEST” & “YOU’RE PERSONALLY INVITED” DINING In many of the cities and towns you’ll be visiting there are unique dining experiences that make the delights of the area even more exciting. “Be My Guest” and “You’re Personally Invited” dining offer you the chance to join in the local traditions and really get to know the people and flavors that characterize the region. Be My Guest andYou’re Personally Invited meals are a special added touch to your vacation. They are designated with a r on itinerary pages. Your Choice Dining On US and Canada LeisurelyVacations, relish “Your Choice” dining.We’ve selected four popular restaurants, and you get to choose which one you want to experience! DINING ON YOUR OWN – GUIDED & INDEPENDENT VACATIONS We can’t include every type, taste and style of cuisine in every city you visit, and we know there are dining pleasures you want to experience for yourself.To make that possible, we don’t include every meal – you have the opportunity to choose your own personal favorites. You might want to eat in a stylish restaurant recommended by yourTravel Director or Brendan local host. Perhaps that little pub with the lively music and jubilant laughter is more to your taste.Whether you’re looking for candlelit romance, world-class cuisine or a vibrant neighborhood favorite, you’re sure to find your perfect spot in each of the wonderful cities on your itinerary.
  • 14. 14 EARLY PAYMENT DISCOUNT The earlier you pay, the moreyou save! By paying in full for your GuidedVacation, you can save up to 7.5% off the land ­portion of your vacation.Your savings ­options are: >> Save up to 7.5% – Pay in full on or before Jul 10, 2013 and SAVE up to $254 per person >> Save up to 5% – Pay in full on or before Oct 31, 2013 and SAVE up to $169 per person Select departures only. See BrendanVacations.com or itinerary pages to find out if your departure qualifies.The amount you will save is shown on itinerary pages. Deposits must be paid at the time of booking and the balance paid in full on or before the above dates for this discount to apply. Not valid on Boutique Journeys, Independent or CustomizedVacations, extra nights, airfares, taxes and fees, flight supplements or airport transfers. For more details, ask your Brendan Specialist. EXCLUSIVELY FOR OUR REPEAT TRAVELERS As a thankyou to our past guests, Brendan offers a ­valuable discount of 5% off the land portion of your next Guided­Vacation, taken within 5 years. This discount is not available retroactively and is valid for 5 years from the date of your last Brendan vacation. Only one discount is available per person, per vacation, per year. Only one discount can be redeemed against each further GuidedVacation booking. Not valid on Boutique Journeys, CustomizedVacations, “Winter in London,” “Winter in Paris,” extra nights, airfares, taxes and fees, flight supplements or airport transfers. Ways SaveSO MANY to pay less for your second vacation Our itineraries are created so that they can be easily combined. When you booktwo guidedvacations of 8 days or longer anywhere in the world with Brendan or one of our sister companies, InsightVacations,Trafalgar or Uniworld, you will receive a discount of up to 5% off the land-only portion of the shortest tour.Take three tours and save on two! See itinerary pages for the maximum amount you will save.Trips are combinable with second and subsequent additional trips.Trips must be booked at the same time.The discount is per person only and does not apply to Independent or CustomizedVacations, “Festive English Countryside,” “Winter in London,” “Winter in Paris,” “Real Britain,” “Irish Jaunt,” Egypt, Israel, Jordan, East Mediterranean vacations with a cruise, extra nights, airfares, taxes and fees, flight supplements, or airport transfers. For River Cruises, please see Uniworld’s brochure for discount details and exclusions. TRAVEL IN A GROUP & SAVE! Sharing your travels with your family and friends makes the trip even more enriching and memorable.Travel with 5 to 8 friends or family members, and everyone will receive a 5% discount off the land portion of the GuidedVacation. Travel in a group of 9 to 15 passengers and one guest qualifies for 50% discount * off the land portion of the vacation price. In a group of 16 passengers, one traveler will qualify for a 100% discount * on the land portion of the vacation price. Space is limited to one group per motorcoach. On GuidedVacations, group discounts cannot be combined with ourYoungTraveler orTriple Room discounts. Not valid on Boutique Journeys, Independent or CustomizedVacations, “Winter in London,” “Winter in Paris,” Jordan, Egypt, Israel, extra nights, airfares, taxes and fees, flight supplements, or airport transfers. Other restrictions may apply. All passengers’ names must be advised before the discount is applied. * Discount is on a twin-share basis only. GREAT SAVINGS FOR YOUNG TRAVELERS Brendan offers a savings of up to 10% off of the land price of your GuidedVacation to travelers between the ages of 5 and 17 years, provided they are accompanied by an adult. There is a limit of oneYoungTraveler per room on GuidedVacations. See itinerary pages for the amount you will save.YoungTravelers must be between 5-17 years on the departure date to be eligible.This discount cannot be combined with our Group Discount and does not apply to Independent or CustomizedVacations, “Winter in London,” “Winter in Paris,” Jordan, Egypt, Israel, extra nights, airfares, taxes and fees, flight supplements, or airport transfers. Guided Vacations save up to 7.5% save 5% save up to 5% group discount save up to 10%
  • 15. 15 EXCLUSIVELY FOR OUR REPEAT TRAVELERS As a thankyou to our past guests, Brendan offers a ­valuable discount of 5% off the land portion of your next Independent­Vacation, taken within 5 years. This discount is not available retroactively and is valid for 5 years from the date of your last Brendan vacation. Only one discount is available per person, per vacation, per year. Only one discount can be redeemed against each further IndependentVacation booking. Not valid on CustomizedVacations, extra nights, airfares, taxes and fees, or flight supplements. GREAT SAVINGS FOR YOUNG TRAVELERS On IndependentVacations, we offer special child rates at most of our hotels.These special rates will vary depending on the properties selected. Ask your Brendan Specialist for the best rates forYoungTravelers. Properties used offer different age ranges and discounts forYoungTravelers.This discount does not apply to Guided Vacations, airfares, taxes and fees, flight supplements, or airport transfers. TRIPLE ACCOMMODATIONS DISCOUNT On many of our itineraries, we offer a reduced land rate to three people sharing a room.Triple room savings are listed on the itinerary pages. Triple rooms are usually not larger than a twin-size room.The room can accommodate three people, however it may only have two beds or one double bed and a rollaway.This discount applies only to itineraries featuring theTriple Room Discount offer, and is not combinable with GroupTravel Discounts. TRAVEL IN A GROUP & SAVE! If you are traveling with a group on an Independent­Vacation, check with your Brendan Group Specialist for ­savings specific to your planned itinerary. These discounts cannot be combined with ourYoungTraveler orTriple Room discounts. Not valid on extra nights, airfares, taxes and fees, flight supplements, or airport transfers. Other restrictions may apply. All passengers’ names must be advised before the discount is applied. GUARANTEED DEPARTURES 4 All of Brendan’s IndependentVacations and a few of our Guided Vacations are guaranteed to operate.You can plan your vacation with the peace of mind that your departure will not be cancelled. Independent Vacations AIR SELLS OUT QUICKLY AND PRICES CHANGE DAILY. BOOK EARLY FORTHE MOST CHOICES and BEST PRICES! SINGLE TRAVELERS Traveling solo on a GuidedVacation is a great way to see the world in the company of new friends. We offer low Single Room Supplements for those traveling ontheir own. Please see each itinerary for the cost. Single rooms can be relatively expensive and are sometimes smaller than a twin-size room. We also offer a guaranteed room share on many vacations. To save on the single supplement, you have the opportunity to purchase many vacations on a “room sharing” basis. We will accommodate you with a fellow passenger of the same sex in a twin room (non-smoking rooms only). We cannot guarantee that your roommate will be of a similar age. If there is no single to match up with you, we will absorb the single supplement. This service does not apply to the Eastern Mediterranean (except the “Best ofTurkey”), Ireland, “Winter in London,” “Winter in Paris,” “ItalianTrio,” IndependentVacations, extra nights, or optional extensions.There are a limited number of shared rooms available. Ask your Brendan Specialist for details. TRIPLE ACCOMMODATIONS DISCOUNT On many of our itineraries, we offer a reduced land rate to three people sharing a room.Triple room savings are listed on the itinerary pages. Triple rooms are usually not larger than a twin-size room.The room can accommodate three people, however it may only have two beds or one double bed and a rollaway.This discount applies only to itineraries featuring theTriple Room Discount offer, and is not combinable with GroupTravel Discounts.We may operate some departures as FamilyVacations. On these, Quad rooms may be available for families traveling with young children. Quad rooms are only available for two adults sharing with two children under 15 years of age (not four adults).The same restrictions apply as for theTriple Room discount. DEFINITE DEPARTURES 4 Definite Departures are GuidedVacation departure dates that have surpassed minimum booking numbers, confirming operation. All Definite Departures will be identified on Brendan’s website with a 4, or you can ask your Brendan Specialist. See BrendanVacations.com for more information. SINGLE room supplement save 5% YOUNG TRAVELER discount group discount TRIPLE ROOM discount triple room discount
  • 16. TRAVELING ONYOUR BRENDAN VACATION Most of our GuidedVacations travel on deluxe motorcoaches. This is one of the easiest and most comfortable ways to see the world. Our highly experienced, professional drivers get you from one destination to the next, while you sit back and enjoy the scenery and yourTravel Director’s commentary – maybe even take a nap! Our coaches are all equipped with air conditioning, reclining seats and a restroom*, plus, plenty of stops are made during the day, so you can stretch your legs. On most IndependentVacations, you’ll travel between cities by rail. In some destinations travel is by private car or air. Premier- style vacations generally include a first class train ticket; First Class and Moderate-style include a second class or standard train ticket. If you prefer, these can be upgraded to first class for a low surcharge. All upgrade prices are shown on itinerary pages. * For London sightseeing and vacations in North Africa and the Middle East, coaches without a restroom are used. AIRPORT TRANSFERS ON GUIDED & INDEPENDENT VACATIONS BrendanVacations is pleased to provide all guests with COMPLIMENTARY ROUND-TRIP AIRPORTTRANSFERS.This is a great service and savings for you! If you have booked your air with us, there’s nothing more you need to do. If you booked your air through yourTravel Agent, just have them provide the details of your flights to Brendan (flight details must be provided at least 21 days before departure). It’s that easy. TRANSFERS ON INDEPENDENT VACATIONS On IndependentVacations, we provide private transfers between the airport and your Brendan-booked hotel at any time, any day, coordinated with your flights.There’s no waiting for a scheduled transfer! transfers oN GUIDED VACATIONS Transfers for GuidedVacations are provided on the arrival and departure days at the times listed. If you are not booking your air with Brendan, please have your travel agent reserve flights to coordinate with the times shown. Passengers who have pre- and/or post-vacation hotel accommodation(s) booked with Brendan may purchase a transfer. Guests on Eastern Mediterranean vacations (including Egypt and Israel) receive free transfers any time, any day, as long as the extra night accommodations are booked with Brendan! 16 the finest way TO travel & Airport Transfers AIRPORT TRANSFERS IN LONDON For travelers purchasing a Guided Brendan land and air package that starts and/or ends in London, we include free shuttle transfers from/to London’s airports ¶u. If yourTravel Agent makes your flight arrangements separately, we offer inexpensive group shuttle transfers between London Heathrow Airport¶ and your Brendan hotel. A one-way transfer is just $39 per person. ¶ Heathrow Airport: Guests will be picked up and dropped off in time to meet all flights booked to/from Heathrow. If you are purchasing a transfer, an advance reservation must be made and flight information supplied to Brendan at least 21 days prior to your arrival. u Gatwick Airport: Passengers arriving/departing London’s Gatwick Airport are provided with a Gatwick Express train voucher.The Gatwick Express train journey between Gatwick andVictoria Station in central London takes about 30 minutes, then guests will need to make their own way betweenVictoria Station and their Brendan hotel. * European Discovery itineraries only § ItalianTrio itinerary only ** French Regional itineraries ‡ Italian Regional and Discovery itineraries ¶ 11:30 on “European Highlights” only TRANSFER CONDITIONS (All destinations and travel styles): 1.Your flights must be booked by Brendan or detailed flight information given to Brendan no less than 21 days prior to departure. Once transfers are booked they cannot be changed. 2. You must stay at a hotel booked by Brendan on the night of your arrival and the night prior to your departure. 3. Brendan includes only one inbound and one outbound transfer. 4. In the event of flight delays, missed flights and/or missed transfers, transfers will be considered cancelled. Passengers will need to arrange their own transportation to the hotel or to join the vacation in progress 5. No refund is available for missed transfers or for passengers not using this service. 6. In the case of unforeseen events (such as road or rail work, strikes or demonstrations), Brendan will not be responsible for delayed transfers. arrivaltransfers departuretransfers city departthe airport at: arrive atthe airport at: Athens Any time, any day Any time, any day Barcelona N/A 08:00 Budapest N/A 07:00 & 11:00 Dublin Any time between Any time between 07:00 & 13:30 06:00 & 12:00 Istanbul Any time, any day Any time, any day Madrid 10:30, 13:00 & 15:30 08:30 & 11:00 Munich 10:00 & 13:00 09:30 Paris Charles de Gaulle* N/A 08:00 & 11:30 ¶ Charles de Gaulle** 08:00, 11:00 & 14:00 08:00 & 11:30 Prague 09:00, 11:00 & 13:00 N/A Rome Fiumicino ‡ 09:30, 12:30 & 15:30 07:00 & 09:30 Fiumicino § N/A Any time, vacation end day Shannon N/A Any time between 06:00 & 12:00 TelAviv Any time, any day Any time, any day Venice Any time, 08:00 & 09:30 vacation start day Zurich 09:30 & 12:30
  • 17. 17 EXPRESS CHECK-IN – THE ULTIMATE HASSLE-FREE GUIDED VACATION EXPERIENCE To provide you with the best travel experience possible, we encourage you to check in immediately after you have paid your deposit and received your booking reference number. Not only will this allow us to better anticipate your needs while on vacation, it also means you won’t have to show your passport at each hotel. All you will need to complete the EXPRESS CHECK-IN REGISTRATION are your booking reference number, passport details for all the travelers on your booking, travel insurance details, and information for a contact person in the unlikely event of an emergency. All your details are kept secure, and we will not share your information with third parties. Registration will only take about 10 minutes. Access to Express Check-In is via Brendan’s secure website: BrendanVacations.com/ expresscheck-in If you check in within 15 days of departure, we cannot guarantee that yourTravel Director will receive the information. So, the sooner you register the better. For late check-ins (within 15 days of depar­ ture), we recommend you print your check-in details and present them to yourTravel Director on the first day of your vacation. Check-InON GUIDED VACATIONS BENEFITS OF USING EXPRESS CHECK-IN • YourTravel Director will be able to prepare for all your needs and preferences before your arrival to help us more effectively tailor your trip • You will receive helpful information, tips and exclusive savings on travel-related goods and services • We can quickly locate you or your contact at home in the unlikely event of an emergency • You can sit back and relax, because you won’t be asked to complete required forms on the first day of your vacation, plus your hotel check-in is streamlined AFTER CHECK-IN Upon completion of your Express Check-In, BrendanVacations will send you a CONFIRMATION EMAIL as well as additional information including tips and suggestions to help you prepare for your vacation. Express Check-In is yet another way Brendan is working with you to enhance the quality of your overall vacation and to ensure your experience with us is as seamless and hassle-free as possible. EXPRESS
  • 18. FINANCIAL PROTECTION US$20 MILLIONYOUR PEACE OF MIND GUARANTEE $20 MILLION LOGO The traveling public has always been con­ cerned about the protection of their advanced bookings. As part of Brendan’s commitment to providing our customers with peace of mind in all dealings with BrendanVacations, TravCorp Financial Services Limited has provided a letter of credit to Brendan Vacations of US$20 Million in respect of all customers traveling with BrendanVacations. 18 Sustaining the destinations we visit is of great importance to us at BrendanVacations. We are part of a joint initiative byTheTravel Corporation (TTC) family of brands called TreadRight; a not-for-profit organization working to ensure that the environment and communities we explore remain vibrant for future generations. TreadRight isTheTravel Corporation’s hub for all corporate social responsibility efforts, and it manages a longstanding grants program that benefits sustainable tourism projects. To date,TreadRight has donated more than US$1.5 million to projects worldwide, and it encourages industry best practice through support for the WorldTravel &Tourism Council’s Tourism forTomorrow Awards. To learn more about our work atTreadRight, please visit us at treadright.org. BrendanVacations andTreadRight are excited to support the work of the National Trust.To date, we’ve provided assistance for the building of new, environmentally- sustainable visitor facilities at Northern Ireland’s Giant’s Causeway, a World Heritage-listed site, as well as an appeal to safeguard the iconic White Cliffs of Dover. The NationalTrust is working to preserve and protect coasts, countryside, historic buildings, gardens and monuments in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. To find out more about theTrust, visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk. BrendanVacations shares the coverage available under the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program with affiliates ofTheTravel Corporation USA who, as an Active Member of USTOA, is required to post $1 Million with USTOA to be used to reimburse, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the USTOA $1 MillionTravelers Assistance Program, the advance payments of BrendanVacations’ customers in the unlikely event of Brendan Vacations’ bankruptcy, insolvency or cessation of business. Further, you should understand that the $1 Million posted by TheTravel Corporation USA and shared among its affiliates may be sufficient to provide only a partial recovery of the advance payments received by Brendan Vacations. More details of the USTOA Travelers Assistance Program and a list of affiliates may be obtained by writing to USTOA at 345 Seventh Avenue, Suite 1801, NewYork, NewYork 10001, or by email to information@ustoa.com or by visiting their website at www.USTOA.com. CONNECT WITH PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE BRENDAN GUESTS! Check us out on: BrendanVacations.com facebook.com/brendanvacationsfanpage twitter.com/brendanvacation youtube.com/brendanweb pinterest.com/brendanvacation
  • 19. 19 Independent Vacations Travel on your own, but never alone! the iconic eiffel tower in paris is nicknamed“la dame de fer”or“the iron lady”
  • 20. FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS,VISIT: BrendanVacations.com ROMEtoVENICE Rome, Florence & Venice YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Private airport transfers in Rome on Day 1 andVenice on Day 7/8/10 >> Twin-bedded rooms in your selected, centrally located hotels, hotel taxes, and service charges (bed taxes are payable directly at hotels) >> Breakfast daily (B) >> Services of an English-speaking local host in each city, available 24/7 >> High-speed train transportation Rome/ Florence and Florence/Venice aboard Trenitalia or Italo >> Hop-on Hop-off city tour in Rome >> Sightseeing with a local guide in Florence andVenice >> Travel documents $1240from land only 20 7 days 1 Arrive in Rome, Italy 2 Rome, City sightseeing B 3 Rome / Florence B 4 Florence, City sightseeing B 5 Florence / Venice B 6 Venice, City sightseeing B 7 Depart Venice B VENICEVENICE FLORENCEFLORENCE ROMEROME Italy To/From Milan Extension 2 2 2 2 REF: INZ your personally selected hotels &transportation premier Rome | Grand Hotel de la Minerve or Hotel Ambasciatori Palace Florence | NH Porta Rossa or Hotel Albani Firenze Venice | Carlton on the Grand Canal or Principe (canal view room in both hotels) Trains | 1st class tickets with reserved seats first class Rome | Genova Florence | Croce Di Malta or Anglo-American Venice | Principe or Carlton on the Grand Canal Trains* | 2nd class tickets with reserved seats moderate Rome | Montecarlo or Andreotti Florence | Donatello Venice | Carlton Capri Trains* | 2nd class tickets with reserved seats 8 days 1 Arrive in Rome, Italy 2 Rome, City sightseeing B 3 Rome / Florence B 4 Florence, City sightseeing B 5 FLORENCE, A full free day B 6 Florence / Venice B 7 Venice, City sightseeing B 8 Depart Venice B VENICEVENICE FLORENCEFLORENCE ROMEROME Italy To/From Milan Extension 2 2 3 2 REF: INY 10 days 1 Arrive in Rome, Italy 2 Rome, City sightseeing B 3 Rome, A full free day B 4 Rome / Florence B 5 Florence, City sightseeing B 6 FLORENCE, A full free day B 7 Florence / Venice B 8 Venice, City sightseeing B 9 VENICE, A full free day B 10 Depart Venice B VENICEVENICE FLORENCEFLORENCE ROMEROME Italy To/From Milan Extension 3 3 3 2 REF: INR TRAvel in either direction  For added flexibility, you can choose to start your vacation in either Rome orVenice. * upgradeYOUR RAIL EXPERIENCE! For an even more comfortable train journey, upgrade to First Class from only $121 per person.
  • 21. YOUR included SIGHTSEEING ROME Discover Rome your own way on a Hop-on Hop-off tour.There are nine stops along the way, allowing you to see such highlights as the Forum,Trevi Fountain,Vatican Square, and more.You decide which sights you want to view from the coach and which you want to visit (entrance fees not included).There is an English-speaking host on the coach to answer questions.The total duration of the tour if you do not get off the coach is approximately 1½ -2 hours. Coaches depart Termini Station every 25 minutes. FLORENCE Drive along the romanticViale Dei Colli up to Piazzale Michelangelo for a view of the city. Then travel through the old city center to the Duomo Complex to see Giotto’s BellTower, the Baptistery with its famous bronze doors, the “Gates of Paradise,” and the Cathedral with Brunelleschi’s magnificent Cupola. A short walk through Florence’s historic streets brings you to the Galleria dell’Accademia*, where you can admire David by Michel­angelo and other great works of art. *The Galleria dell’Accademia is closed on Mondays and will be replaced by the Bargello Museum or the Medici Chapels. VENICE* Your walking tour of this splendid city begins at St. Mark’s Square.Visit theVenetian Gothic-style Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica, named forVenice’s patron saint. There is time to view the BellTower and the Bridge of Sighs before stopping to visit a glassblowing factory for a demonstration of this traditionalVenetian art form. *This tour does not operate on Dec 25 and Jan 1. PRICES per person FROM* Twin Single Triple 7 DAYS REF: INZ Premier $2,055 $3,493 $2,012 First Class $1,393 $2,369 $1,350 Moderate $1,240 $2,107 $1,197 8 DAYS REF: INY Premier $2,195 $3,732 $2,146 First Class $1,475 $2,508 $1,426 Moderate $1,305 $2,218 $1,255 10 DAYS REF: INR Premier $2,641 $4,490 $2,577 First Class $1,688 $2,870 $1,624 Moderate $1,419 $2,411 $1,355 Travel any day. * Per person prices shown are land only and based on low season. Higher rates may apply, depending on your dates of travel. Airfare is additional.Your Brendan Specialist will quote you the lowest airfare available to us at the time of booking. Extra nights are available in Rome andVenice. Because of the close proximity between hotels and train stations, transfers are on your own. Private transfers are available in Rome and Florence at an extra charge.+ Easy hotel/train station transfer instructions will be provided in your documentation. Rome, Florence andVenice bed taxes are not included in the vacation prices. By law, guests are required to make payment directly to the hotel at the time of check-out.Taxes are ­applicable to all hotel stays.Your Brendan Specialist will advise you at the time of booking the approximate amount you should budget. Bed tax amount is dependent on the hotel’s category rating. Enhance Your Vacation in Venice and Stay at the Elegant LUNA HOTEL BAGLIONI This magnificent 5-star hotel is located in a 12th-centuryVenetian palazzo facing the San Marco Basin and close to St. Mark’s Square. SUPPLEMENT PRICES per person FROM TWIN PREMIER FIRST CLASS MODERATE 2 Nights $417-$659 $656-$849 $693-$968 3 Nights $626-$988 $984-$1,274 $1,039-$1,937 Includes: Private boat transfer from train station to the Luna Hotel Baglioni or to train station on reverse itinerary. st.peter’s basilica,rome seen from the tiber river 21 + Let us drive, you relax... WORRY-FREE TRAIN STATION TRANSFER package Add private transfers between your hotels and train stations in Rome and Florence from $116 per person. Discover the magic of Milan… Add 2 or more nights to the beginning or end of your vacation in Italy’s fashion and design capital. Available fromVenice, not Rome. DAY 1 VENICE / MILAN 2 MILAN, CITY SIGHTSEEING B 3 DEPART MILAN B Your Travel Value Includes One-way train ticket with reserved seat Venice / Milan • Breakfast daily (B) • An English-speaking local host • Hop-on Hop-off city tour • Airport transfer on Day 3 Your Personally Selected Hotel & Train PREMIER Carlton Baglioni / 1st class ticket FIRST CLASS Hotel Hermitage / 2nd class ticket* MODERATE Hotel Flora / 2nd class ticket* Price Per Person From: (Ref: BMV) Twin $507-$1,264 depending on your choice of hotel and date of travel. Extra nights available in Milan. Train Station Transfer Package From: $71 per person in Milan. * First Class Train Upgrade From: $57 per person
  • 22. FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS,VISIT: BrendanVacations.com ROMEto florence Rome & Florence YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Private airport transfers in Rome on Day 1 and Florence on Day 5/6/7 >> Twin-bedded rooms in your selected, centrally located hotels, hotel taxes, and service charges (bed taxes are payable directly at hotels) >> Breakfast daily (B) >> Services of an English-speaking local host in each city, available 24/7 >> High-speed train transportation Rome/Florence aboard Trenitalia or Italo >> Hop-on Hop-off city tour in Rome >> Sightseeing with a local guide in Florence >> Travel documents $719from land only 22 5 days 1 Arrive in Rome, Italy 2 Rome, City sightseeing B 3 Rome / Florence B 4 Florence, City sightseeing B 5 Depart florence B FLORENCEFLORENCE ROMEROME Italy To/From Milan Extension 2 2 2 REF: IRT YOUR personally selected hotels &transportation premier Rome | Grand Hotel de la Minerve or Hotel Ambasciatori Palace Florence | NH Porta Rossa or Hotel Albani Firenze Train | 1st class ticket with reserved seat first class Rome | Hotel Genova Florence | Croce Di Malta or Anglo-American Train* | 2nd class ticket with reserved seat moderate Rome | Hotel Montecarlo or Hotel Andreotti Florence | Hotel Donatello Train* | 2nd class ticket with reserved seat 6 days 1 Arrive in Rome, Italy 2 Rome, City sightseeing B 3 Rome, A full free day B 4 Rome / Florence B 5 Florence, City sightseeing B 6 Depart florence B FLORENCEFLORENCE ROMEROME Italy To/From Milan Extension 3 2 2 REF: IRF 7 days 1 Arrive in Rome, Italy 2 Rome, City sightseeing B 3 Rome, A full free day B 4 Rome / Florence B 5 Florence, City sightseeing B 6 FLORENCE, A full free day B 7 Depart florence B FLORENCEFLORENCE ROMEROME Italy To/From Milan Extension 3 3 2 REF: IRG TRAvel in either direction  For added flexibility, you can choose to start your vacation in either Rome or Florence. * upgradeYOUR RAIL EXPERIENCE! For an even more comfortable train journey, upgrade to First Class from only $54 per person.
  • 23. 23 YOUR included SIGHTSEEING ROME Discover Rome your own way on a Hop-on Hop-off tour.There are nine stops along the way.You decide which sights you want to view from the coach and which you want to visit ­(entrance fees not included).There is an English-speaking host on the coach to ­answer questions.The total duration of the tour if you do not get off the coach is approximately 1½-2 hours. Coaches depart Termini ­Station every 25 minutes. FLORENCE Experience the Renaissance city Florence. Travel alongViale Dei Colli, and up to Piazzale Michelangelo for a view of the city. Then on to see such sights as Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery, and the Cathedral. A short stroll through Florence’s historical streets brings you to the Galleria dell’ Accademia*, home to Michelangelo’s David. *The Galleria dell’Accademia is closed on Mondays and will be replaced by the Bargello Museum or the Medici Chapels. PRICES per person FROM* Twin Single Triple 5 DAYS REF: IRT Premier $1,322 $2,248 $1,294 First Class $872 $1,482 $843 Moderate $719 $1,221 $690 6 DAYS REF: IRF Premier $1,582 $2,689 $1,546 First Class $988 $1,680 $953 Moderate $787 $1,338 $751 7 DAYS REF: IRG Premier $1,724 $2,931 $1,681 First Class $1,071 $1,820 $1,028 Moderate $842 $1,431 $799 Travel any day. * Per person prices shown are land only and based on low season. Higher rates may apply, depending on your dates of travel. Airfare is additional.Your Brendan Specialist will quote you the lowest airfare available to us at the time of booking. Extra nights are available in Rome and Florence. Because of the close proximity between hotels and train stations, transfers are on your own. Private transfers are available at an extra charge.+ Easy hotel/train station transfer instructions will be provided in your documentation. Rome and Florence bed taxes are not included in the vacation prices. By law, guests are required to make payment directly to the hotel at the time of check-out.Taxes are applicable to all hotel stays.Your Brendan Specialist will advise you at the time of booking the approximate amount you should budget. Bed tax amount is dependent on the hotel’s category rating. + Let us drive, you relax... WORRY-FREE TRAIN STATION TRANSFER package Add private transfers between your hotels and train stations in Rome and Florence from $116 per person. Discover the magic of Milan… Add 2 or more nights to the beginning or end of your vacation in Italy’s fashion and design capital. Available from Florence, not Rome. 1 FLORENCE / MILAN 2 MILAN, CITY SIGHTSEEING B 3 DEPART MILAN B Your Travel Value Includes One-way train ticket with reserved seat Florence / Milan • Breakfast daily (B) • An English-speaking local host • Hop-on Hop-off city tour • Airport transfer on Day 3 Your Personally Selected Hotel & Train PREMIER Carlton Baglioni / 1st class ticket FIRST CLASS Hotel Hermitage / 2nd class ticket* MODERATE Hotel Flora / 2nd class ticket* Price Per Person From: (Ref: BML) Twin $507-$1,264 depending on your choice of hotel and date of travel. Extra nights available in Milan. Train Station Transfer Package From: $116 per person in Milan. * First Class Train Upgrade From: $57 per person DAY THE RENAISSANCE CITY OF FLORENCE THE COLOSSEUM, ROME
  • 24. FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS,VISIT: BrendanVacations.com ROMEtoVENICE Rome & Venice YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Private airport transfers in Rome on Day 1 andVenice on Day 5/6/7 >> Twin-bedded rooms in your selected, centrally located hotels, hotel taxes, and service charges (bed taxes are payable directly at hotels) >> Breakfast daily (B) >> Services of an English-speaking local host in each city, available 24/7 >> High-speed train transportation Rome/Venice aboard Trenitalia or Italo >> Hop-on Hop-off city tour in Rome >> Sightseeing with a local guide inVenice >> Travel documents $913from land only 24 5 days 1 Arrive in Rome, Italy 2 Rome, City sightseeing B 3 Rome / Venice B 4 Venice, City sightseeing B 5 Depart Venice B VENICEVENICE ROMEROME I t a l y To/From Milan Extension 2 2 2 REF: IFV your personally selected hotels &TRANSPORTATION premier Rome | Grand Hotel de la Minerve or Hotel Ambasciatori Palace Venice | Carlton on the Grand Canal or Principe (canal view room in both hotels) Train | 1st class ticket with reserved seat first class Rome | Genova Venice | Principe or Carlton on the Grand Canal Train* | 2nd class ticket with reserved seat moderate Rome | Montecarlo or Andreotti Venice | Carlton Capri Train* | 2nd class ticket with reserved seat 6 days 1 Arrive in Rome, Italy 2 Rome, City sightseeing B 3 ROME, A full free day B 4 ROMe / Venice B 5 Venice, City sightseeing B 6 Depart Venice B VENICEVENICE ROMEROME I t a l y To/From Milan Extension 3 2 2 REF: IRV 7 days 1 Arrive in Rome, Italy 2 Rome, City sightseeing B 3 Rome, A full free day B 4 Rome / Venice B 5 Venice, City sightseeing B 6 VENICE, A full free day B 7 Depart Venice B VENICEVENICE ROMEROME I t a l y To/From Milan Extension 3 3 2 REF: IRH TRAvel in either direction  For added flexibility, you can choose to start your vacation in either Rome orVenice. * upgradeYOUR RAIL EXPERIENCE! For an even more comfortable train journey, upgrade to First Class from only $85 per person.
  • 25. 25 YOUR included SIGHTSEEING ROME Discover Rome your own way on a Hop-on Hop-off tour.There are nine stops along the way, allowing you to see such highlights as the Forum,Trevi Fountain,Vatican Square and more.You decide which sights you want to view from the coach and which you want to visit (entrance fees not included).There is an English-speaking host on the coach to answer questions.The total duration of the tour if you do not get off the coach is approximately 1½ -2 hours. Coaches depart Termini Station every 25 minutes. VENICE* Your walking tour of this splendid city begins at St. Mark’s Square.Visit theVenetian Gothic-style Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica, named forVenice’s patron saint. There is time to view the BellTower and the Bridge of Sighs before stopping to visit a glassblowing factory for a demonstration of this traditionalVenetian art form. * This tour does not operate on Dec 25 and Jan 1. trevi fountain, rome Enhance Your Vacation in Venice and Stay at the Elegant LUNA HOTEL BAGLIONI This magnificent 5-star hotel is located in a 12th-centuryVenetian palazzo facing the San Marco Basin and close to St. Mark’s Square. SUPPLEMENT PRICES per person FROM TWIN PREMIER FIRST CLASS MODERATE 2 Nights $417-$659 $656-$849 $693-$968 3 Nights $626-$988 $984-$1,274 $1,039-$1,937 Includes: Private transfer from train station to the Luna Hotel Baglioni or to train station on the reverse itinerary. PRICES per person FROM* Twin Single Triple 5 DAYS REF: IFV Premier $1,579 $2,684 $1,551 First Class $1,042 $1,772 $1,014 Moderate $913 $1,552 $885 6 DAYS REF: IRV Premier $1,839 $3,127 $1,803 First Class $1,160 $1,972 $1,125 Moderate $980 $1,666 $944 7 DAYS REF: IRH Premier $2,024 $3,441 $1,981 First Class $1,255 $2,134 $1,213 Moderate $1,059 $1,801 $1,017 Travel any day. * Per person prices shown are land only and based on low season. Higher rates may apply, depending on your dates of travel. Airfare is additional.Your Brendan Specialist will quote you the lowest airfare available to us at the time of booking. Extra nights are available in Rome andVenice. Because of the close proximity between hotels and train stations, transfers are on your own. Private transfers are available in Rome at an extra charge.+ Easy hotel/train station transfer instructions will be provided in your documentation. Rome andVenice bed taxes are not included in the vacation prices. By law, guests are required to make payment directly to the hotel at the time of check-out.Taxes are applicable to all hotel stays.Your Brendan Specialist will advise you at the time of booking the approximate amount you should budget. Bed tax amount is dependent on the hotel’s category rating. st. mark’s square,venice + Let us drive, you relax... WORRY-FREE TRAIN STATION TRANSFER package Add private transfers between your hotel and train station in Rome from $74 per person. Discover the magic of Milan… Add 2 or more nights to the beginning or end of your vacation in Italy’s fashion and design capital. Available fromVenice, not Rome. 1 VENICE / MILAN 2 MILAN, CITY SIGHTSEEING B 3 DEPART MILAN B Your Travel Value Includes One-way train ticket with reserved seat Venice / Milan • Breakfast daily (B) • An English- speaking local host • Hop-on Hop-off city tour • Airport transfer on Day 3 Your Personally Selected Hotel & Train PREMIER Carlton Baglioni / 1st class ticket FIRST CLASS Hotel Hermitage / 2nd class ticket* MODERATE Hotel Flora / 2nd class ticket* Price Per Person From: (Ref: BMV) Twin $507-$1,264 depending on your choice of hotel and date of travel. Extra nights available in Milan. Train Station Transfer Package From: $71 per person in Milan. * First Class Train Upgrade From: $57 per person DAY
  • 26. FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS,VISIT: BrendanVacations.com FLORENCEtoVENICE Florence & Venice YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Private airport transfers in Florence on Day 1 andVenice on Day 5/6/7 >> Twin-bedded rooms in your selected, centrally located hotels, hotel taxes, and service charges (bed taxes are payable directly at hotels) >> Breakfast daily (B) >> Services of an English-speaking local host in each city, available 24/7 >> High-speed train transportation Florence/Venice aboard Trenitalia or Italo >> Sightseeing with a local guide in Florence andVenice >> Travel documents $842from land only 26 5 days 1 Arrive in FLORENCe, Italy 2 Florence, City sightseeing B 3 Florence / Venice B 4 Venice, City sightseeing B 5 Depart Venice B VENICEVENICE FLORENCEFLORENCE Italy To/From Rome Extension To/From Milan Extension 2 2 2 2 REF: IFY your personally selected hotels &TRANSPORTATION PREMIER Florence | NH Porta Rossa or Hotel Albani Firenze Venice | Carlton on the Grand Canal or Principe (canal view room in both hotels) Train | 1st class ticket with reserved seat first class Florence | Croce Di Malta or Anglo-American Venice | Principe or Carlton on the Grand Canal Train* | 2nd class ticket with reserved seat moderate Florence | Donatello Venice | Carlton Capri Train* | 2nd class ticket with reserved seat 6 days 1 Arrive in FLORENCe, Italy 2 Florence, City sightseeing B 3 FLORENCE, A full free day B 4 Florence / Venice B 5 Venice, City sightseeing B 6 Depart Venice B VENICEVENICE FLORENCEFLORENCE Italy To/From Rome Extension To/From Milan Extension 2 3 2 2 REF: IFW 7 days 1 Arrive in FLORENCe, Italy 2 Florence, City sightseeing B 3 FLORENCE, A full free day B 4 Florence / Venice B 5 Venice, City sightseeing B 6 VENICE, A full free day B 7 Depart Venice B VENICEVENICE FLORENCEFLORENCE Italy To/From Rome Extension To/From Milan Extension 3 3 2 2 REF: IFX TRAvel in either direction  For added flexibility, you can choose to start your vacation in either Florence orVenice * upgradeYOUR RAIL EXPERIENCE! For an even more comfortable train journey, upgrade to First Class from only $48 per person.
  • 27. 27 YOUR included SIGHTSEEING FLORENCE Drive along the romanticViale Dei Colli up to Piazzale Michelangelo for a view of the city. Then travel through the old city center to the Duomo Complex to see Giotto’s BellTower, the Baptistery with its famous bronze doors, the “Gates of Paradise,” and the Cathedral with Brunelleschi’s magnificent Cupola. A short walk through Florence’s historic streets brings you to the Galleria dell’Accademia*, where you can admire David by Michelangelo and other great works of art. *The Galleria dell’Accademia is closed on Mondays and will be replaced by the Bargello Museum or the Medici Chapels. VENICE* Your walking tour of this splendid city begins at St. Mark’s Square.Visit theVenetian Gothic- style Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica, named forVenice’s patron saint.There is time to view the BellTower and the Bridge of Sighs before stopping to visit a glassblowing factory for a demonstration of this traditionalVenetian art form. * This tour does not operate on Dec 25 and Jan 1. Discover the magic of Milan… Add 2 or more nights to the beginning or end of your vacation in Italy’s fashion and design capital. Available fromVenice or Florence. 1 VENICE / MILAN 2 MILAN, CITY SIGHTSEEING B 3 DEPART MILAN B Your Travel Value Includes One-way train ticket with reserved seat Venice/Milan • Breakfast daily (B) • An English-speaking local host • Hop-on Hop-off city tour • Airport transfer on Day 3 Your Personally Selected Hotel & Train PREMIER Carlton Baglioni / 1st class ticket FIRST CLASS Hotel Hermitage / 2nd class ticket* MODERATE Hotel Flora / 2nd class ticket* Price Per Person From: (Ref: BMV) Twin $507-$1,264 depending on your choice of hotel and date of travel. Extra nights available in Milan. Train Station Transfer Package From: $71 per person in Milan. * First Class Train Upgrade From: $57 per person Fall in love with Rome… Add 2 or more nights to the beginning or end of your vacation in magnificent Rome. Available from Florence, notVenice. 1 FLORENCE / ROME 2 ROME, CITY SIGHTSEEING B 3 DEPART ROME B Your Travel Value Includes One-way train ticket with reserved seat from Florence/Rome • Breakfast daily (B) • An English-speaking local host • Hop-on Hop-off city tour • Airport transfer on Day 3 Your Personally Selected Hotel & Train PREMIER Grand Hotel De La Minerve or Hotel Ambasciatori Palace / 1st class ticket FIRST CLASS Hotel Genova / 2nd class ticket* MODERATE Hotel Montecarlo or Hotel Andreotti / 2nd class ticket* Price Per Person From: (Ref: IFR) Twin $432-$1,005 depending on your choice of hotel and date of travel. Extra nights available in Rome. NOTE: Rome bed tax is not included in vacation prices. Train Station Transfer Package From: $116 per person in Rome. * First Class Train Upgrade From: $57 per person Enhance Your Vacation in Venice and Stay at the Elegant LUNA HOTEL BAGLIONI This magnificent 5-star hotel is located in a 12th-centuryVenetian palazzo facing the San Marco Basin and close to St. Mark’s Square. SUPPLEMENT PRICES per person FROM TWIN PREMIER FIRST CLASS MODERATE PREMIER FIRST CLASS MODERATE 2 Nights $417-$659 $656-$849 $693-$968 3 Nights $626-$988 $984-$1,274 $1,039-$1,937 Includes: Private boat transfer from train station to the Luna Hotel Baglioni or to train station on reverse itinerary. PRICES per person FROM* Twin Single Triple 5 DAYS REF: IFY Premier $1,267 $2,154 $1,238 First Class $927 $1,576 $899 Moderate $842 $1,431 $814 6 DAYS REF: IFW Premier $1,407 $2,393 $1,372 First Class $1,011 $1,718 $976 Moderate $899 $1,528 $863 7 DAYS REF: IFX Premier $1,592 $2,707 $1,549 First Class $1,106 $1,880 $1,064 Moderate $978 $1,663 $936 Travel any day. * Per person prices shown are land only and based on low season. Higher rates may apply, depending on your dates of travel. Airfare is additional.Your Brendan Specialist will quote you the lowest airfare available to us at the time of booking. Extra nights are available in Florence andVenice. Because of the close proximity between hotels and train stations, transfers are on your own. Private transfers in Florence are available at an extra charge.+ Easy hotel/train station transfer instructions will be provided in your documentation. Florence andVenice bed taxes are not included in the vacation prices. By law, guests are required to make payment directly to the hotel at the time of check-out.Taxes are applicable to all hotel stays.Your Brendan Specialist will advise you at the time of booking the approximate amount you should budget. Bed tax amount is dependent on the hotel’s category rating. + Let us drive, you relax... WORRY-FREE TRAIN STATION TRANSFER package Add private transfers between your hotel and train station in Florence from $43 per person. DAY DAY
  • 28. 28 ItalyExplore Rome DISCOVERING ROME ELITE WALKINGTOUR Your walk begins at Campo dei Fiori. On to see Piazza Farnese, Palazzo Spada and ­Piazza Navona.Visit the Pantheon, and learn the history and architectural secrets of the building. Finally, see Piazza Colonna, the Trevi Fountain and Piazza di Spagna. Operates: Mon, Tue, Thu & Sat (Jan 1-Mar 15 & Nov 1-Dec 30); Daily (Mar 16-Oct 31); 9:30 a.m.; 3 hrs Price Per Person From: $85 Pick-up at your hotel available for an additional fee of approx. $13 per person. thevatican Visit theVatican Museums which house one of the largest art collections in Europe. Next is the incredible Sistine Chapel. On to see the 16th century Bernini Staircase, then, in St. Peter’s Basilica, admire the Pietà, Michelangelo’s masterpiece. Note: During high season there may be some waiting time at the entrance to the museum. On Wednesdays, the Basilica will not be visited. Shorts and sleeveless tops are not permitted in the Basilica. Operates: Daily except Sundays & religious holidays; morning; 4 hrs Price Per Person From: $101 IMPERIAL ROME Visit the remarkable Colosseum.Then see Palatine Hill, the Forum, the Arch ofTitus, PiazzaVenezia and more. Operates: Daily; 3:00 p.m.; 3 hrs Price Per Person From: $92 NAPLES & POMPEII Journey south to Naples.Take a walking tour of the city. On to Pompeii for a visit. Buried by an eruption of Mt.Vesuvius in 79 A.D., the city and its inhabitants were both destroyed and preserved by the volcanic ash and debris. Operates: Daily; 6:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Price Per Person From: $195 includes lunch Florence CHIANTI WINETASTING IN A CASTLE Drive through the famous Chianti landscape and stop at an imposing medieval castle. Tour the cellars and the castle, followed by a tasting of a selection of fine wines. Operates: Mon, Wed & Fri; 2:00 p.m.; 5 hrs Price Per Person From: $190 PISA Drive to the historic city of Pisa. See the Piazza dei Miracoli with the celebrated LeaningTower and the Baptistery.Visit the Cathedral before returning to Florence. Operates: Daily (Mar 16-Nov 15); Mon (Nov 16- Mar 15); 4½ hrs Price Per Person From: $91 TIRAMISU: ITALY’S MOST POPULAR DESSERT Take a fun lesson, learning how to make authentic Italian tiramisu.You’ll also enjoy tasting three types of this rich and famous dessert. At the end of the class you will get complete recipes so you can prepare your own tiramisu at home! Operates: Daily; 2:30 p.m.; 2 hrs Price Per Person From: $61 Venice INSIDEVENICE Visit the Doge’s Palace and see the splendid staterooms, then cross the Bridge of Sighs for a view of the prisons. On to visit grand St. Mark’s Basilica. Operates: Daily; 11:45 a.m.; 2 hrs Price Per Person From: $84 PHOTOGRAPHYTOUR A professional photographer will instruct you on how to take expert photos at some lesser-visited sites inVenice. All you have to do is provide the camera (however modest). No previous experience is required. Operates: Tue, Thu & Sat; 3:00 p.m.; 2 hrs Price Per Person From: $116 LEGENDS & GHOSTS OFVENICE Take an evening walk to discover unusual areas of the city, accompanied by tales, legends and anecdotes. Operates: Sat; 7:00 p.m.; 1½ hrs Price Per Person From: $40 the bernini staircase inthevatican the leaningtower of pisa tiramisu
  • 29. your personally selected hotels 29 nh porta rossa premier This 12th-century 4.5-star hotel is a historical ­ land­mark, close to the Duomo and art galleries • 72 refined rooms feature elegant furnishings, A/C, a minibar,TV and freeWiFi • Bar and breakfast room • 24-hour front desk and laundry service CROCE DI MALTA FIRST CLASS A 4-star property set between the Arno River and Santa Maria NovellaTrain Station • 98 rooms have freeWiFi, a minibar, satelliteTV and more • 2 bars and a restaurant • 24-hour reception, seasonal pool and rooftop terrace donatello MODERATE This 3-star hotel is near Fortezza da Basso and Piazza San Marco • 60 rooms feature A/C, sound­ proofed windows, aTV and more • Bar and breakfast room • Garden courtyard, elevator, freeWiFi in the lobby Florence HOTEL FLORA MODERATE A 3-star hotel is near the Central Station and shopping • 50 non-smoking rooms have A/C and heat,WiFi (fee), a minibar andTV • Bar and breakfast room • 24-hour reception and laundry CARLTON HOTEL BAGLIONI PREMIER Set in the heart of Milan, this 5-star hotel overlooks Via della Spiga shopping street • 87 rooms and suites have aTV,WiFi (fee) and more • Restaurant and bar • Spa and fitness suite HOTEL HERMITAGE FIRST CLASS Near the GaribaldiTrain Station and Corso Sempione, this 4-star hotel has class and charm • 130 rooms and suites offer a minibar, safe,TV, and Internet access (fee) • Bar and restaurant • Fitness room Milan CARLTON CAPRI MODERATE This romantic 3-star hotel is located in small square near the Piazzale Roma vaporetto stop • 37 classic rooms feature A/C, a minibar, safe,TV and free WiFi • Bar, restaurant and breakfast room • 24-hour reception and concierge service carlton on the grand canal premier A 4-star hotel opposite the Santa LuciaTrain Station • 150 rooms and suites have A/C, a TV and more • Guaranteed canal view room for Brendan guests • Breakfast room and bar • Concierge, free entry to the Casino, inside patio, freeWiFi in public areas PRINCIPE FIRST CLASS A 4-star hotel on the Grand Canal, near the Santa LuciaTrain Station • 139 rooms and suites with A/C, a minibar, safe,TV and more • Bar and restaurant • 24-hour reception, freeWiFi in public areas, private water taxi landing Venice grand hotel de la minerve PREMIER A 5-star hotel overlooking the Pantheon • 135 rooms and suites offer A/C, freeWiFi, a safe,TV and more • Bar and 2 restaurants • Concierge service, fitness room, laundry service gENOVA FIRST CLASS A 4-star hotel set in the Esquiline District, within walking distance ofTermini Station • 91 comfortable rooms offer A/C, a minibar, safe,TV and freeWiFi • Bar, breakfast room and restaurant • 24-hour reception and concierge service MONTECARLO MODERATE A refined 3-star hotel in the old town center and near theTermini train station • 44 stylish rooms feature A/C, a minibar, safe,TV and freeWiFi • Bar and breakfast room • 24-hour reception and tour desk Rome
  • 30. FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS,VISIT: BrendanVacations.com MADRIDto seville Madrid, Granada & Seville YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Private airport transfers in Madrid on Day 1 and Seville on Day 7/8/10 >> Twin-bedded rooms in your selected, centrally located hotel, hotel taxes, and service charges >> Breakfast daily (B) >> Services of an English-speaking local host in each city, available 24/7 >> High-speed train transportation Madrid/Granada aboard the Altaria >> Train transportation Granada/Seville >> Hop-on Hop-off city tours in Madrid, Granada, and Seville >> Travel documents $1272from land only 30 7 days 1 Arrive in madrid, SPAIN 2 madrid, City sightseeing B 3 madrid / granada B 4 granada, City sightseeing B 5 granada / seville B 6 seville, City sightseeing B 7 Depart seville B MADRIDMADRID SEVILLESEVILLE Spain GRANADAGRANADA Portugal To/From Barcelona Extension Altaria 2 22 2 REF: EGS YOUR personally selected hotels &transportation PREMIER Madrid | Melia Madrid Princesa Granada | Hotel M.A. Nazaries Seville | Grand Melia Colon Trains | 1st class tickets with reserved seats first class Madrid | El Coloso Hotel Granada | Melia Granada Hotel Seville | Ribera deTriana Hotel Trains* | 2nd class tickets with reserved seats moderate Madrid | Hotel Regente or Principe Pio Granada | Hotel Juan Miguel Seville | Eurostars Regina Trains* | 2nd class tickets with reserved seats 8 days 1 Arrive in madrid, SPAIN 2 madrid, City sightseeing B 3 madrid / granada B 4 granada, City sightseeing B 5 granada, A full free day B 6 granada / seville B 7 seville, City sightseeing B 8 Depart seville B MADRIDMADRID SEVILLESEVILLE Spain GRANADAGRANADA Portugal To/From Barcelona Extension Altaria 2 32 2 REF: EGT 10 days 1 Arrive in madrid, SPAIN 2 madrid, City sightseeing B 3 MADRID, A full free day B 4 madrid / granada B 5 granada, City sightseeing B 6 granada, A full free day B 7 granada / seville B 8 seville, City sightseeing B 9 seville, A full free day B 10 Depart seville B MADRIDMADRID SEVILLESEVILLE Spain GRANADAGRANADA Portugal To/From Barcelona Extension Altaria 3 33 2 REF: EGU TRAvel in either direction  For added flexibility, you can choose to start your vacation in either Madrid or Seville. * upgradeYOUR RAIL EXPERIENCE! For an even more comfortable train journey from Madrid/Granada (not available Granada/ Seville), upgrade to First Class for only $114 per person. Enjoy a more spacious seat with added leg room, a welcome drink, at-seat meal, and more.
  • 31. 31 YOUR included SIGHTSEEING MADRID Get a unique view of Madrid on an open top double-decker Hop-on Hop-off coach. Choose between two routes covering all of the city’s highlights, from historical sites and monu­ ments to the modern Madrid of sky­scrapers and cosmopolitan architec­ture. See such highlights such as the Royal Palace and the Puerta de Alcalá (entrance fees not included). Each route is approximately 2 hours if you do not get off the coach. granada Explore Granada your own way on a Hop-on Hop-off city tour on an open top double- decker coach. Discover this cultural hot­spot, famous for its Moorish architecture when you see the Alhambra and the Generalife, the Parque de las Ciencias, and the Cathedral (entrance fees not included).The route is approximately 12 hours if you do not get off the coach. seville Seville is a his­toric masterpiece full of Islamic monu­ments, gardens and Flamenco festivals. Enjoy a tour around the city on an open-top double-decker coach and hop on and off as you please at 11 different stops. See such highlights such as the splendidTorre del Oro, the Puente de SanTelmo, and the Casino de la Exposicion (entrance fees not included). The route is approximately 12 hours if you do not get off the coach. Discover vibrant Barcelona… Add 2 or more nights to the beginning or end of your vacation. Available from Madrid, not Seville. 1 MADRID / BARCELONA 2 BARCELONA, CITY SIGHTSEEING B 3 DEPART BARCELONA B Your Travel Value Includes One-way train ticket with reserved seat between Madrid/Barcelona • Breakfast daily (B) • An English-speaking local host • Hop-on Hop-off city tour • Private airport transfer on Day 3 Your Personally Selected Hotel & Transportation PREMIER Melia Barcelona Hotel / 1st class ticket FIRST CLASS Abba Sants Hotel / 2nd class ticket* MODERATE Hotel Park / 2nd class ticket* Price Per Person From: (Ref: EBC) Twin $419-$704 depending on your choice of hotel and date of travel. Extra nights are available in Barcelona. Train Station Transfer Package From: $125 per person in Madrid and Barcelona * First Class Train Upgrade From: $159 per person PRICES per person FROM* Twin Single Triple 7 DAYS REF: EGS Premier $1,913 $3,252 $1,870 First Class $1,342 $2,282 $1,299 Moderate $1,272 $2,163 $1,230 8 DAYS REF: EGT Premier $2,016 $3,428 $1,967 First Class $1,430 $2,431 $1,380 Moderate $1,363 $2,317 $1,314 10 DAYS REF: EGU Premier $2,361 $4,014 $2,298 First Class $1,626 $2,765 $1,562 Moderate $1,534 $2,607 $1,470 Travel any day. * Per person prices shown are land only and based on low season. Higher rates may apply, depending on your dates of travel. Airfare is additional.Your Brendan Specialist will quote you the lowest airfare available to us at the time of booking. Extra nights are available in Madrid and Seville. Because of the close proximity between hotels and train stations, transfers are on your own. Private transfers in all cities are available at an extra charge.+ Easy hotel/train station transfer instructions will be provided in your documentation. DAY + Let us drive, you relax... WORRY-FREE TRAIN STATION TRANSFER package Add private transfers between your hotels and train stations in Madrid, Granada, and Seville from $244 per person. the alhambra, granada seville’s plaza de espana
  • 32. FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS,VISIT: BrendanVacations.com BARCELONATO MADRID Barcelona & Madrid plus Toledo YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Private airport transfers in Barcelona on Day 1 and Madrid on Day 6/7 >> Twin-bedded rooms in your selected, centrally located hotels, hotel taxes, and service charges (for Barcelona, bed taxes are paid directly at hotels) >> Breakfast daily (B) >> Services of an English-speaking local host in each city, available 24/7 >> High-speed train transportation Barcelona/Madrid aboard the AVE >> Hop-on Hop-off city tours in Barcelona and Madrid >> Full day tour of Toledo >> Travel documents $1193from land only 32 YOUR personally selected hotels &transportation PREMIER Barcelona | Melia Barcelona Madrid | Melia Madrid Princesa Train | 1st class ticket with reserved seat first class Barcelona | Abba Sants Hotel Madrid | El Coloso Hotel Train* | 2nd class ticket with reserved seat moderate Barcelona | Park Hotel Madrid | Regente Hotel or Principe Pio Train* | 2nd class ticket with reserved seat 6 days 1 Arrive in BARCELONA, SPAIN 2 BARCELONA, City sightseeing B 3 BARCELONA / MADRID B 4 MADRID, City sightseeing B 5 MADRID / TOLEDO day TRIP B 6 Depart MADRID B MADRIDMADRID BARCELONABARCELONA Spain Portugal To/From Seville Extension To/From Granada Extension AVE TOLEDOTOLEDO 3 2 2 2 REF: ESL 7 days 1 Arrive in BARCELONA, SPAIN 2 BARCELONA, City sightseeing B 3 BARCELONA, a full free dayB 4 BARCELONA / MADRID B 5 MADRID, City sightseeing B 6 MADRID / TOLEDO day TRIP B 7 Depart MADRID B MADRIDMADRID BARCELONABARCELONA Spain Portugal To/From Seville Extension To/From Granada Extension AVE TOLEDOTOLEDO 3 3 2 2 REF: ESM TRAvel in either direction  For added flexibility, you can choose to start your vacation in either Barcelona or Madrid. * upgradeYOUR RAIL EXPERIENCE! For an even more comfortable train journey, upgrade to First Class from only $159 per person. Enjoy access to AVE lounges at stations, a roomy reclining seat, and meal service at your seat. cibeles fountain, madrid
  • 33. 33 YOUR included SIGHTSEEING barcelona Barcelona is a charming and diverse city, set on the northeastern Mediterranean coast. A temperate climate, sandy beaches, wonderful art, and architecture, and excellent cuisine make it an enticing getaway. Discover Barce- lona on a Hop-on Hop-off journey through the city aboard an open-top, double decker coach. There are two routes and many stops to choose from at highlights such as Plaza de Cataluña, the cathedral and its cloister, Gothic Quarter, Sagrada Familia Cathedral, Parque Guell, Villa Olimpica, up the Montjuïc Mountain for a panoramic view of the city and harbor, and perhaps visit the Poble Espanyol (entrance fees not included). Each route is approxi­mately 2 hours, if you do not get off the coach. MADRID Get a unique view of Madrid aboard the open- top double-decker Hop-on Hop-off coach. There are two routes to choose from cover­ ing all of the city’s highlights, from historical sites and monu­ments to the modern Madrid of skyscrapers and cosmo­politan architec­ ture. See the spectacular Royal Palace, the Paseo del Prado, and the Puerta de Alcalá. A drive down the GranVía, the capital’s most important road during the first half of the last century, gives insight into its unique architec­- tural diversity and out­standing examples of the Belle Epoque, such as the Casino de Madrid and the Palace Hotel (entrance fees not included). Each route is approximately 2 hours, if you do not get off the coach. TOLEDO day trip Travel 44 miles southwest of Madrid to the imperial city ofToledo, settled in the 7th century, and now a UNESCOWorld Heritage site. Enjoy a panoramic sightseeing tour of Discover Granada, “The Moorish Jewel”… Add 2 or more nights to the beginning or end of your vacation. Available from Madrid, not Barcelona. 1 MADRID / GRANADA 2 GRANADA, CITY SIGHTSEEING B 3 DEPART GRANADA B Your Travel Value Includes One-way train ticket with reserved seat from Madrid/Granada • Breakfast daily (B) • An English-speaking local host • Hop-on Hop-off city tour • Private airport transfer on Day 3 Your Personally Selected Hotel & Train Transportation PREMIER Hotel M.A. Nazaries / 1st class ticket FIRST CLASS Melia Granada Hotel / 2nd class ticket* MODERATE Hotel Juan Miguel / 2nd class ticket* Price Per Person From: (Ref: EGR) Twin $511-$753 depending on your choice of hotel and date of travel. Extra nights are available in Granada. Train Station Transfer Package From: $138 per person in Granada and Madrid * First Class Train Upgrade From: $99 per person PRICES per person FROM* Twin Single Triple 6 DAYS REF: ESL Premier $1,566 $2,663 $1,531 First Class $1,265 $2,151 $1,230 Moderate $1,193 $2,028 $1,157 7 DAYS REF: ESM Premier $1,703 $2,894 $1,660 First Class $1,375 $2,337 $1,332 Moderate $1,285 $2,185 $1,243 Travel any day. * Per person prices shown are land only and based on low season. Higher rates may apply, depending on your dates of travel. Airfare is additional.Your Brendan Specialist will quote you the lowest airfare available to us at the time of booking. Extra nights are available in Barcelona and Madrid. Because of the close proximity between hotels and train stations, transfers are on your own. Private transfers are available at an extra charge.+ Easy ­hotel/train station transfer instructions will be provided in your documentation. Barcelona bed taxes are not included in the vacation prices. By law, guests are required to make payment directly to the hotel at the time of check-out.Taxes are applicable to all hotel stays.Your Brendan Specialist will advise you at the time of booking the approximate amount you should budget. Bed tax amount is dependent on the hotel’s category rating. DAY + Let us drive, you relax... WORRY-FREE TRAIN STATION TRANSFER package Add private transfers between your hotels and train stations in Barcelona and Madrid from $148 per person. Discover Seville, the capital of Andalusia ... Add 2 or more nights to the beginning or end of your vacation. Available from Madrid, not Barcelona. 1 MADRID / SEVILLE 2 SEVILLE, CITY SIGHTSEEING B 3 DEPART SEVILLE B Your Travel Value Includes One-way train ticket with reserved seat from Madrid/Seville • Breakfast daily (B) • An English-speaking local host • Hop-on Hop-off city tour • Private airport transfer on Day 3 Your Personally Selected Hotel & Train Transportation PREMIER Gran Melia Colon / 1st class ticket FIRST CLASS Ribera deTriana Hotel / 2nd class ticket* MODERATE Eurostars Regina / 2nd class ticket* Price Per Person From: (Ref: ESE) Twin $561-$1,184 depending on your choice of hotel and date of travel. Extra nights are available in Seville. Train Station Transfer Package From: $125 per person in Madrid and Seville * First Class Train Upgrade From: $125 per person DAY this “city of three cultures.” See highlights of the historic center such as the Cathedral, the Church of St.Tomé with El Entierro del Señor de Orgaz, a master­piece of the famous 16-century painter El Greco, and the Synagogue of Sta. María la Blanca. the ancient city oftoledo has been calledthe “soul of spain”
  • 34. FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS,VISIT: BrendanVacations.com BARCELONATO MADRID Barcelona & Madrid YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Private airport transfers in Barcelona on Day 1 and Madrid on Day 5/6/7 >> Twin-bedded rooms in your selected, centrally located hotels, hotel taxes, and service charges (for Barcelona, bed taxes are paid directly at the hotels) >> Breakfast daily (B) >> Services of an English-speaking local host in each city, available 24/7 >> High-speed train transportation Barcelona/Madrid aboard the AVE >> Hop-on Hop-off city tours in Barcelona and Madrid >> Travel documents $1010from land only 34 5 days 1 Arrive in BARCELONA, SPAIN 2 BARCELONA, City sightseeing B 3 BARCELONA / MADRID B 4 MADRID, City sightseeing B 5 Depart MADRID B MADRIDMADRID BARCELONABARCELONA Spain Portugal To/From Seville Extension To/From Granada Extension AVE 2 2 2 2 REF: ETM YOUR personally selected hotels &transportation PREMIER Barcelona | Melia Barcelona Hotel Madrid | Melia Madrid Princesa Train | 1st class ticket with reserved seat first class Barcelona | Abba Sants Hotel Madrid | Hotel El Coloso Train* | 2nd class ticket with reserved seat moderate Barcelona | Park Hotel Madrid | Hotel Regente or Principe Pio Train* | 2nd class ticket with reserved seat 6 days 1 Arrive in BARCELONA, SPAIN 2 BARCELONA, City sightseeing B 3 BARCELONA, A full free day B 4 BARCELONA / MADRID B 5 MADRID, City sightseeing B 6 Depart MADRID B MADRIDMADRID BARCELONABARCELONA Spain Portugal To/From Seville Extension To/From Granada Extension AVE 2 3 2 2 REF: EBM 7 days 1 Arrive in BARCELONA, SPAIN 2 BARCELONA, City sightseeing B 3 BARCELONA, A full free day B 4 BARCELONA / MADRID B 5 MADRID, City sightseeing B 6 MADRID, A full free day B 7 Depart MADRID B MADRIDMADRID BARCELONABARCELONA Spain Portugal To/From Seville Extension To/From Granada Extension AVE 3 3 2 2 REF: EZN TRAvel in either direction  For added flexibility, you can choose to start your vacation in either Barcelona or Madrid. * upgradeYOUR RAIL EXPERIENCE! For an even more comfortable train journey, upgrade to First Class from only $159 per person. Enjoy access to AVE lounges at stations, a roomy reclining seat, and meal service at your seat.
  • 35. 35 YOUR included SIGHTSEEING barcelona Barcelona is a charming and diverse city, set on the northeastern Mediterranean coast. A temperate climate, sandy beaches, wonderful art and architecture, and excellent cuisine make it an enticing getaway. Discover Barce- lona on a Hop-on Hop-off journey through the city aboard an open-top, double decker coach. There are two routes and many stops to choose from at highlights such as Plaza de Cataluña, the cathedral and its cloister, Gothic Quarter, Sagrada Familia Cathedral, Parque Guell, Villa Olimpica, up the Montjuïc Mountain for a panoramic view of the city and harbor, and perhaps visit the Poble Espanyol (entrance fees not included). Each route is approxi­mately 2 hours, if you do not get off the coach. MADRID Get a unique view of Madrid aboard an open- top double-decker Hop-on Hop-off coach. There are two routes to choose from cover­ ing all of the city’s highlights, from historical sites and monu­ments to the modern Madrid of skyscrapers and cosmo­politan architec­ ture. See the spectacular Royal Palace, the Paseo del Prado, and the Puerta de Alcalá. A drive down the GranVía, the capital’s most important road during the first half of the last century, gives insight into its unique architec­- tural diversity and out­standing examples of the Belle Epoque, such as the Casino de Madrid and the Palace Hotel (entrance fees not included). Each route is approximately 2 hours, if you do not get off the coach. Discover Granada, “The Moorish Jewel”… Add 2 or more nights to the beginning or end of your vacation. Available from Madrid, not Barcelona. 1 MADRID / GRANADA 2 GRANADA, CITY SIGHTSEEING B 3 DEPART GRANADA B Your Travel Value Includes One-way train ticket with reserved seat from Madrid/Granada • Breakfast daily (B) • An English-speaking local host • Hop-on Hop-off city tour • Private airport transfer on Day 3 Your Personally Selected Hotel & Train Transportation PREMIER Hotel M.A. Nazaries / 1st class ticket FIRST CLASS Melia Granada Hotel / 2nd class ticket* MODERATE Hotel Juan Miguel / 2nd class ticket* Price Per Person From: (Ref: EGR) Twin $511-$753 depending on your choice of hotel and date of travel. Extra nights are available in Granada. Train Station Transfer Package From: $138 per person in Madrid and Granada * First Class Train Upgrade From: $99 per person PRICES per person FROM* Twin Single Triple 5 DAYS REF: ETM Premier $1,321 $2,245 $1,292 First Class $1,061 $1,803 $1,032 Moderate $1,010 $1,717 $981 6 DAYS REF: EBM Premier $1,456 $2,475 $1,420 First Class $1,170 $1,989 $1,135 Moderate $1,093 $1,859 $1,058 7 DAYS REF: EZN Premier $1,586 $2,697 $1,544 First Class $1,258 $2,139 $1,216 Moderate $1,170 $1,989 $1,127 Travel any day. * Per person prices shown are land only and based on low season. Higher rates may apply, depending on your dates of travel. Airfare is additional.Your Brendan Specialist will quote you the lowest airfare available to us at the time of booking. Extra nights are available in Barcelona and Madrid. Because of the close proximity between hotels and train stations, transfers are on your own. Private transfers are available at an extra charge.+ Easy hotel/train station transfer instructions will be provided in your documentation. Barcelona bed taxes are not included in the vacation prices. By law, guests are required to make payment directly to the hotel at the time of check-out.Taxes are applicable to all hotel stays.Your Brendan Specialist will advise you at the time of booking the approximate amount you should budget. Bed tax amount is dependent on the hotel’s category rating. DAY + Let us drive, you relax... WORRY-FREE TRAIN STATION TRANSFER package Add private transfers between your hotels and train stations in Barcelona and Madrid from $148 per person. Discover Seville, the capital of Andalusia ... Add 2 or more nights to the beginning or end of your vacation. Available from Madrid, not Barcelona. 1 MADRID / SEVILLE 2 SEVILLE, CITY SIGHTSEEING B 3 DEPART SEVILLE B Your Travel Value Includes One-way train ticket with reserved seat from Madrid/Seville • Breakfast daily (B) • An English-speaking local host • Hop-on Hop-off city tour • Private airport transfer on Day 3 Your Personally Selected Hotel & Train Transportation PREMIER Gran Melia Colon / 1st class ticket FIRST CLASS Ribera deTriana Hotel / 2nd class ticket* MODERATE Eurostars Regina / 2nd class ticket* Price Per Person From: (Ref: ESE) Twin $561-$1,184 depending on your choice of hotel and date of travel. Extra nights are available in Seville. Train Station Transfer Package From: $125 per person in Madrid and Seville * First Class Train Upgrade From: $125 per person DAY guell park, barcelona
  • 36. 3636 SpainExplore Madrid ROYAL MONASTERY OF ESCORIAL Visit the impressive royal Monastery El Escorial, built to commemorate the Spanish victory in the battle of San Quentin.You’ll see the Hapsburgs Palace, the mausoleum, chapter houses and the basilica. Operates: Daily (except Mon); 8:45 a.m.; 5 hrs Price Per Person From: $108 AVILA & SEGOVIA Journey to the walled city of Ávila, a ­UNESCO World Heritage site. See the SantaTeresa Convent, gothic palaces, the 12th century cathedral and more.Then on to Segovia, for views of the cathedral, the Roman aqueduct and the elegant and imposing Alcazar. Operates: Tue & Thu (except Dec 24, 25, 31 and Jan 1); 9:00 a.m.; 9 hrs Price Per Person From: $133 tour only; $168 with lunch Barcelona BARCELONA ARTISTIC: GAUDI, MODERNISM & GOTHIC Antoni Gaudi was one of Spain’s most famous architects. See many of his creations as you tour the city. Start with his apartment, then on to see La Pedrera and visit Parc Guell. Next is his unfinished masterpiece, La ­Sagrade Familia.You will also see the bull ring and the Cathedral Santa Maria del Mar. Operates: Daily (except Dec 24, 25, 31 and Jan 1); 3:30 p.m.; 3½ hrs Price Per Person From: $72 BARCELONA CLASSIC & ARTISTIC See the highlights of the city, from the Plaza de Cataluna to the Gothic Quarter andVilla Olimpica. Ascend Montjüic Mountain and take in the splendid view of Barcelona.Visit the Poble Espanyol, then join the Barcelona Artistic tour. Operates: Daily (except Dec 24, 25, 31 and Jan 1); 9:00 a.m.; 7 hrs Price Per Person From: $152 MONTSERRAT Drive through picturesque villages to Montserrat, rising 4,051 feet. Stop to visit the impressive Royal Basilica, home of the Romanesque carving of the BlackVirgin. There’s time to take in the scenery before returning to Barcelona. Operates: Daily (except Dec 24, 25, 31 and Jan 1); 9:30 a.m.; 5 hrs Price Per Person From: $92 SITGES & FREIXENET WINERY Visit the Freixenet Cava Cellars to learn about the history and production of the sparkling Spanish wine. Board a small train to travel through the underground cellars, then on to the tasting room for samples. Returning to Barcelona, stop in Sitges, set on the Catalan Coast. Operates: Wed & Thu (except Dec 24-26, 31 and Jan 1); 8:45 a.m.; 6 hrs Price Per Person From: $88 FLAMENCO SHOW IN TABLAO CORDOBES TheTablao Cordobes, established in 1970, presents one of the finest Flamenco shows in Spain. Enjoy the show over dinner or with a drink. Operates: Daily; 8:15 p.m., 10:00 p.m. & 11:30 p.m. drink only; 6:45 p.m., 8:30 p.m., & 10:00 p.m. with dinner Price Per Person From: $78 drink only; $146 with dinner LA PEDRERA BY NIGHT Visit Casa Milà, more commonly known as La Pedrera, a marvelous creation by Antoni Gaudi. Spectacular by day, this grand building is even more interesting at night. Discover its secrets and see how it comes to life after dark. Operates: Daily; 8:30 p.m.-12:00 a.m. Price Per Person From: $60 Seville CORDOBA Journey to historic Cordoba on a full-day excursion. See the Alcazar de Los Reyes Cristianos and the Mezquita, then explore the Jewish Quarter on a walk. After a visit to the ornate Synagogue, there’s time to shop before returning to Seville. Operates: Daily (except Sun & Mon and Dec 24, 25, 31 and Jan 1); 8:00 a.m.; 9 hrs Price Per Person From: $196 Granada GRANADA HISTORIC & ARTISTIC WALKINGTOUR Start your tour with a visit to the Royal Chapel. See the cathedral, then on to view GranVia, the royal hospital, Jardines del Triunfo and the Carthusian Monastery. In the Moorish quarter of the Albaicín, stop at the Mirador de San Nicholas, take in the view, then on to Sacromonte, where the Gypsies live in caves. Operates: Daily (except Dec 24, 25, 31 and Jan 1); 4:15 p.m.; 2½ hrs Price Per Person From: $30 the mezquita –the great mosque of cordoba – was originally built in 784
  • 37. your personally selected hotels 37 melia barcelona hotel PREMIER A 5-star hotel located in the cultural and commercial heart of Barcelona • 333 elegant rooms and suites offer A/C, a minibar, safe,TV, freeWiFi and more • Breakfast room, lounge and restaurant • Spa, 24-hour reception and concierge desk abba sants hOTEL FIRST CLASS A modern 4-star hotel located downtown, close to the main train station • 140 contemporary rooms feature A/C, a minibar, safe,TV, freeWiFi • Bar and restaurant • 24-hour reception and laundry service park hotel MODERATE A 3-star historic hotel located in OldTown close to the main train station • 91 welcoming rooms offer A/C, a safe,TV and freeWiFi • Bar and coffee shop • 24-hour reception and concierge service Barcelona eurostars regina MODERATE This 3-star hotel offers traditional Spanish style set in the city center • 90 spacious rooms feature A/C, a minibar, safe,TV and freeWiFi • Breakfast room • 24-hour reception and outdoor courtyard gran melia colon PREMIER A city center 5-star hotel near theAlcazar • 146 rooms offerA/C, coffee/tea tray, freeWiFi, a TV and more • Bar, lounge and restaurant • Fitness room, Spa and laundry service RIBERA DE TRIANA HOTEL FIRST CLASS A modern 4-star hotel in the heart of the city, on the Guadalquivir River • 137 rooms offer A/C, a minibar, safe,TV and freeWiFi • Bar and restaurant • 24-hour reception, gym and rooftop terrace Seville HOTEL juan miguel MODERATE This 3-star hotel lies within walking distance of the Cathedral and the Real Chapel • 66 rooms offer A/C, a minibar, safe,TV, freeWiFi and great family options • Coffee shop • 24-hour reception and laundry service hotel m.a. nazaries PREMIER A 5-star hotel set in the historic heart of the city with easy access to the area highlights • 253 luxurious rooms offer A/C, a minibar, safe,TV and freeWiFi • Bar and 2 restaurants • Concierge desk, fitness center and health Spa melia granada hOTEL FIRST CLASS A modern 4-star hotel in the historic heart of Granada next to Puerta Real and shopping • 232 comfortable rooms feature A/C, a minibar, safe,TV and freeWiFi • Bar and restaurant • 24-hour reception and laundry service Granada melia MADRID PRINCESA HOTEL PREMIER This luxury 5-star hotel is just minutes from the Plaza de Espana and Plaza Mayor • 274 contem­porary rooms offer A/C, a minibar, safe,TV, towel heater and freeWiFi • Restaurant, lounge and tapas bar • 24-hour reception, concierge desk and Spa hOTEL EL COLOSO FIRST CLASS A modern 4-star hotel located in the heart of Madrid’s cultural and entertainment neighborhood • 133 rooms feature A/C, a minibar, safe,TV and freeWiFi • Breakfast room • 24-hour reception and laundry service HOTEL REGENTE MODERATE In Calle GranVía, a few minutes walk from the Ramblas and Picasso Museum • 154 rooms haveA/C, a desk, safe, satelliteTV,WiFi (fee) and more • Cafeteria and bar • Fitness room, laundry service Madrid
  • 38. FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS,VISIT: BrendanVacations.com LONDONTO PARIS YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Private airport transfers in London on Day 1 and Paris on Day 5/6/7/8 >> Twin-bedded rooms in your selected, centrally located hotels, hotel taxes, and service charges >> Breakfast daily (B) >> Services of an English-speaking local host in each city, available 24/7 >> High-speed train transportation London/Paris aboard the Eurostar >> Hop-on Hop-off city tours in London and Paris >> Travel documents $1132from land only 38 5 days 1 Arrive in LONDON, ENGLAND 2 LONDON, City sightseeing B 3 LONDON / PARIS, france B 4 PARIS, City sightseeing B 5 Depart PARIS B F r a n c e England LONDON PARIS Eurostar 2 2 REF: ELZ YOUR personally selected hotels &TRANSPORTATION PREMIER London | Hilton on Park Lane or similar Paris | Hotel deVigny or similar Train | Standard Premier class ticket with reserved seat first class London | Holiday Inn Regents Park or Danubius Hotel Regents Park (for triples) Paris | Hotel Arioso or Normandy Hotel Train* | Standard class ticket with reserved seat moderate London | Holiday Inn Express Earls Court or Imperial Hotel Paris | HotelVilla Modigliani or Hotel Provinces Opera Train* | Standard class ticket with reserved seat 6 days 1 Arrive in LONDON, ENGLAND 2 LONDON, City sightseeing B 3 LONDON / paris, france B 4 PARIS, City sightseeing B 5 PARIS, a full free day B 6 Depart PARIS B REF: ELF 7 days 1 Arrive in LONDON, ENGLAND 2 LONDON, City sightseeing B 3 LONDON, A full free day B 4 LONDON / PARIS, france B 5 PARIS, City sightseeing B 6 PARIS, A full free day B 7 Depart PARIS B F r a n c e England LONDON PARIS Eurostar 4 3 REF: ELP F r a n c e England LONDON PARIS Eurostar 3 2 F r a n c e England LONDON PARIS Eurostar 3 3 8 days 1 Arrive in LONDON, ENGLAND 2 LONDON, City sightseeing B 3 LONDON, A full free day B 4 LONDON / PARIS, france B 5 PARIS, City sightseeing B 6 PARIS, A full free day B 7 PARIS, A full free day B 8 Depart PARIS B REF: EEP TRAvel in either direction  * upgradeYOUR RAIL EXPERIENCE! For an even more comfortable train journey, upgrade to Standard Premier class from only $227 per person. Enjoy extra spacious seats, a light meal and drinks served at your seat, and complimentary magazines on board. For added flexibility, you can choose to start your vacation in either London or Paris. London & Paris
  • 39. 39 YOUR included SIGHTSEEING LONDON Discover London your own way on a Hop-on Hop-off tour.View the city’s landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the London Eye, and more.You decide which you want to view from the coach and which you want to explore in depth (entrance fees not included).There are more than 70 stops along the way. PARIS Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Paris from the comfort of a Hop-on Hop-off double-decker coach.View all the landmarks such as, the Opéra, PlaceVendôme, Concorde Square, Champs-Elysées Avenue, Arch ofTriumph, EiffelTower, Invalides, Orsay Museum,The Louvre, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Sorbonne, Pantheon Church, and more (entrance fees not included). Discover the vibrant art and culture of Barcelona ... Barcelona is just 12 hours from Paris by plane. Add 2 or more nights in this delightful city to the beginning or end of your vacation. 1 ARRIVE IN BARCELONA, SPAIN At Barcelona Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.Your local host is available to help plan the exciting days ahead. 2 BARCELONA, CITY SIGHTSEEING Discover the highlights of Barcelona your own way on a Hop-on Hop-off journey through the city. B 3 DEPART BARCELONA Transfer to Barcelona Airport where your vacation ends. Extra nights are available if you wish to extend your stay in Barcelona. B Your Travel Value Includes Private airport transfers on Days 1 and 3 • Breakfast daily (B) • An English-speaking local host • Hop-on Hop-off city tour Your Personally Selected Hotel PREMIER Melia Barcelona Hotel FIRST CLASS Abba Sants Hotel MODERATE Park Hotel Price Per Person From: (Ref: QBN) Twin $419-$704 (land only) depending on your choice of hotel and date of travel. Land only prices do not include airfare. Travel any day. Extra nights are available. For other exciting cities, see pages 58-59. + Let us drive, you relax ... WORRY-FREE TRAIN STATION TRANSFER package Add private transfers between your hotels and train stations in London and Paris for $114 per person. Travel any day. * Per person prices shown are land only and based on low season. Higher rates may apply, depending on your dates of travel. Airfare is additional.Your Brendan Specialist will quote you the lowest airfare available to us at the time of booking. Extra nights are available in London and Paris. Because of the close proximity between hotels and train stations, transfers are on your own. Private ­transfers are available at an extra charge.+ Easy hotel/ train station transfer instructions will be provided in your documentation. PRICES per person FROM* Twin Single Triple 5 DAYS REF: ELZ Premier $1,669 $2,837 $1,640 First Class $1,370 $2,330 $1,342 Moderate $1,132 $1,924 $1,103 6 DAYS REF: ELF Premier $1,938 $3,296 $1,903 First Class $1,527 $2,596 $1,491 Moderate $1,257 $2,137 $1,221 7 DAYS REF: ELP Premier $2,160 $3,672 $2,117 First Class $1,711 $2,910 $1,669 Moderate $1,359 $2,310 $1,316 8 DAYS REF: EEP Premier $2,440 $4,148 $2,390 First Class $1,857 $3,158 $1,808 Moderate $1,484 $2,523 $1,434 DAY LONDON’S HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT NOTRE-DAME CATHEDRAL, PARIS
  • 40. FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS,VISIT: BrendanVacations.com LONDONTO AMSTERDAM London & Amsterdam YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Private airport transfers in London on Day 1 and Amsterdam on Day 5/6/7 >> Twin-bedded rooms in your selected, centrally located hotels, hotel taxes, and service charges >> Breakfast daily (B) >> Services of an English-speaking local host in each city, available 24/7 >> High-speed train transportation London/Amsterdam aboard the Eurostar and Thalys >> Hop-on Hop-off city tours in London and Amsterdam >> Travel documents $1316from land only 40 5 days 1 Arrive in LONDON, ENGLAND 2 LONDON, City sightseeing B 3 LONDON / brussels (connection) / AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS B 4 AMSTERDAM, City sightseeing B 5 Depart AMSTERDAM B Netherlands England LONDON AMSTERDAM Thalys BRUSSELSBRUSSELS Belgium Eurostar (connection only) France 2 2 REF: BAA YOUR personally selected hotels &transportation PREMIER London | Hilton on Park Lane or similar Amsterdam | NH Barbizon Palace Trains | Standard Premier class (Eurostar) / 1st class (Thalys) tickets with reserved seats first class London | Holiday Inn Regents Park or Danubius Hotel Regents Park (for triples) Amsterdam | NH Carlton Amsterdam Trains* | Standard class (Eurostar) / 2nd class (Thalys) tickets with reserved seats moderate London | Holiday Inn Express Earls Court or Imperial Hotel Amsterdam | Tulip Inn Amsterdam Centre Trains* | Standard class (Eurostar) / 2nd class (Thalys) tickets with reserved seats 6 days 1 Arrive in LONDON, ENGLAND 2 LONDON, City sightseeing B 3 LONDON, A FULL FREE DAY B 4 LONDON / brussels (connection) / AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS B 5 AMSTERDAM, City sightseeing B 6 Depart AMSTERDAM B Netherlands England LONDON AMSTERDAM Thalys BRUSSELSBRUSSELS Belgium Eurostar (connection only) France 2 3 REF: BAB 7 days 1 Arrive in LONDON, ENGLAND 2 LONDON, City sightseeing B 3 LONDON, A FULL FREE DAY B 4 LONDON / brussels (connection) / AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS B 5 AMSTERDAM, City sightseeing B 6 AMSTERDAM, A FULL FREE DAY B 7 Depart AMSTERDAM B Netherlands England LONDON AMSTERDAM Thalys BRUSSELSBRUSSELS Belgium Eurostar (connection only) France 3 3 REF: BAC TRAvel in either direction  For added flexibility, you can choose to start your vacation in either London or Amsterdam. * upgradeYOUR RAIL EXPERIENCE! For an even more comfortable train journey, upgrade to Standard Premier Class (London/ Brussels) / First Class (Brussels/Amsterdam) from only $142 per person. Enjoy a more spacious seat, a light meal and drink served at your seat (Eurostar), and free WiFi (Thalys).
  • 41. 41 + Let us drive, you relax... WORRY-FREE TRAIN STATION TRANSFER package Add private transfers between your hotels and train stations in London and Amsterdam from $114 per person. YOUR included SIGHTSEEING LONDON Discover London your own way on a Hop-on Hop-off tour on an open-air double-decker bus.View the city’s landmarks such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, the London Eye, and more.You decide which you want to view from the coach and which you want to explore in-depth (entrance fees not included). There are more than 70 stops along the way. amsterdam Experience Amsterdam’s top sights while escaping the bustle of the city streets.The Canal Bus offers a fabulous Hop-on Hop-off route with 14 stops crisscrossing the city. You can hop on and off to your heart’s content, catching all the sights from theVan Gogh Museum to Albert Cuyp Market, and the Anne Frank House (entrance fees not included). Discover more of Europe with an exciting City Break! Add 2 or more nights in Rome, Florence, Venice, Barcelona, or other great European cities. There are 14 different City Breaks to choose from. See pages 58-59 for more details. PRICES per person FROM* Twin Single Triple 5 DAYS REF: BAA Premier $1,590 $2,704 $1,562 First Class $1,495 $2,542 $1,467 Moderate $1,316 $2,238 $1,288 6 DAYS REF: BAB Premier $1,774 $3,015 $1,738 First Class $1,633 $2,776 $1,598 Moderate $1,406 $2,390 $1,370 7 DAYS REF: BAC Premier $1,988 $3,380 $1,945 First Class $1,859 $3,160 $1,816 Moderate $1,539 $2,617 $1,497 Travel any day. * Per person prices shown are land only and based on low season. Higher rates may apply, depending on your dates of travel. Airfare is additional.Your Brendan Specialist will quote you the lowest airfare available to us at the time of booking. Extra nights are available in London and Amsterdam. Because of the close proximity between hotels and train stations, transfers are on your own. Private ­transfers are available at an extra charge.+ Easy hotel/ train station transfer instructions will be provided in your documentation. LONDON offers a fun-filled vacation anytime oftheyear! Prinsengracht canal in amsterdam
  • 42. FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS,VISIT: BrendanVacations.com amsterdamto paris Amsterdam & Paris YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Private airport transfers in Amsterdam on Day 1 and Paris on Day 5/6/7 >> Twin-bedded rooms in your selected, centrally located hotels, hotel taxes, and service charges >> Breakfast daily (B) >> Services of an English-speaking local host in each city, available 24/7 >> High-speed train transportation Amsterdam/Paris >> Hop-on Hop-off city tours in Amsterdam and Paris >> Travel documents $1157from land only 42 5 days 1 Arrive in AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS 2 AMSTERDAM, City sightseeing B 3 AMSTERDAM / paris, france B 4 paris, City sightseeing B 5 depart paris B AMSTERDAM PARIS Thalys France Netherlands Germany Belgium 2 2 REF: BAX YOUR personally selected hotels &transportation PREMIER Amsterdam | NH Barbizon Palace Paris | Hotel deVigny or similar Train | 1st class ticket with reserved seat first class Amsterdam | NH Carlton Amsterdam Paris | Hotel Arioso or Normandy Hotel Train* | 2nd class ticket with reserved seat moderate Amsterdam | Tulip Inn Amsterdam Centre Paris | HotelVilla Modigliani or Hotel Provinces Opera Train* | 2nd class ticket with reserved seat 6 days 1 Arrive in AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS 2 AMSTERDAM, City sightseeing B 3 AMSTERDAM, A full free day B 4 AMSTERDAM / paris, france B 5 paris, City sightseeing B 6 depart paris B 7 days 1 Arrive in AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS 2 AMSTERDAM, City sightseeing B 3 AMSTERDAM, A full free day B 4 AMSTERDAM / paris, france B 5 paris, City sightseeing B 6 paris, A full free day B 7 depart paris B TRAvel in either direction  For added flexibility, you can choose to start your vacation in either Amsterdam or Paris. * upgradeYOUR RAIL EXPERIENCE! For a more comfortable train journey, upgrade to First Class from only $114 from Amsterdam to Paris. Enjoy access to the Thalys Lounge, spacious and comfortable seats, freeWiFi, and electrical outlets at your seat. REF: BAY REF: BAZ AMSTERDAM PARIS Thalys France Netherlands Germany Belgium 2 3 AMSTERDAM PARIS Thalys France Netherlands Germany Belgium 3 3
  • 43. 43 YOUR included SIGHTSEEING amsterdam Experience Amsterdam’s top sights while escaping the bustle of the city streets.The Canal Bus offers a fabulous Hop-on Hop-off route with 14 stops crisscrossing the city.You can hop-on-and-off to your heart’s content, catching all the sights from theVan Gogh Museum to Albert Cuyp Market, and the Anne Frank House (entrance fees not included). PARIS Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Paris from the comfort of a Hop-on Hop-off double-decker coach.View all the landmarks such as the Opéra, PlaceVendôme, Concorde Square, Champs-Elysées Avenue, Arch ofTriumph, EiffelTower, Invalides, Orsay Museum, the Louvre, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Sorbonne, and more (entrance fees not included). + Let us drive, you relax... WORRY-FREE TRAIN STATION TRANSFER package Add private transfers between your hotels and train stations in Amsterdam and Paris from $114 per person. PRICES per person FROM* Twin Single Triple 5 DAYS REF: BAX Premier $1,551 $2,636 $1,522 First Class $1,243 $2,113 $1,214 Moderate $1,157 $1,968 $1,129 6 DAYS REF: BAY Premier $1,754 $2,982 $1,718 First Class $1,399 $2,379 $1,363 Moderate $1,314 $2,234 $1,278 7 DAYS REF: BAZ Premier $2,031 $3,452 $1,988 First Class $1,561 $2,653 $1,518 Moderate $1,387 $2,359 $1,345 Travel any day. * Per person prices shown are land only and based on low season. Higher rates may apply, depending on your dates of travel. Airfare is additional.Your Brendan Specialist will quote you the lowest airfare available to us at the time of booking. Extra nights are available in Amsterdam and Paris. Because of the close proximity between hotels and train stations, transfers are on your own. Private transfers are available at an extra charge.+ Easy hotel/ train station transfer instructions will be provided in your documentation. amsterdaM is an art and history lovers delight the arc detriomphe in paris was built to honor napoleon’s french army Delight in the timeless city of Venice Venice is only 12 hours from Paris by air. Add 2 or more nights in this fabled city to the beginning or end of your vacation. 1 ARRIVE IN VENICE, ITALY AtVenice Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.Your local host is available to help plan the exciting days ahead. 2 VENICE, CITY SIGHTSEEING Discover the highlights ofVenice your own way on a Hop-on Hop-off journey through the city. B 3 DEPART VENICE Take an included private transfer toVenice Airport where your vacation ends. Extra nights are available if you wish to extend your stay inVenice. B Your Travel Value Includes Private airport transfers on Days 1 and 3 • Breakfast daily (B) • An English-speaking local host • Hop-on Hop-off city tour Your Personally Selected Hotel PREMIER Carlton on the Grand Canal FIRST CLASS Principe MODERATE Carlton Capri Price Per Person From: (Ref: QVC) Twin $518-$1,018 (land only), depending on your choice of hotel and date of travel. Land only prices do not include airfare. Travel any day. Extra nights are available. For other exciting cities, see pages 58-59. DAY
  • 44. FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS,VISIT: BrendanVacations.com amsterdamto london Amsterdam, Paris & London YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Private airport transfers in Amsterdam on Day 1 and London on Day 7/8/10 >> Twin-bedded rooms in your selected, centrally located hotels, hotel taxes, and service charges >> Breakfast daily (B) >> Services of an English-speaking local host in each city, available 24/7 >> High-speed train transportation Amsterdam/Paris aboard Thalys and Paris/London aboard Eurostar >> Hop-on Hop-off city tours in Amsterdam, Paris, and London >> Travel documents $1698from land only 44 7 days 1 Arrive in AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS 2 AMSTERDAM, City sightseeing B 3 AMSTERDAM / PARIS, FRANCE B 4 PARIS, City sightseeing B 5 PARIS / LONDON, ENGLAND B 6 LONDON, City sightseeing B 7 Depart LONDON B France England LONDON PARIS Belgium AMSTERDAM Netherlands Eurostar Thalys 2 2 2 REF: BAG YOUR personally selected hotels &transportation PREMIER Amsterdam | NH Barbizon Palace Paris | Hotel deVigny or similar London | Hilton on Park Lane or similar Trains | Standard Premier class (Eurostar) / 1st class (Thalys) tickets with reserved seats first class Amsterdam | NH Carlton Amsterdam Paris | Hotel Arioso or Normandy Hotel London | Holiday Inn Regents Park or Danubius Hotel Regents Park (for triples) Trains* | Standard class (Eurostar) / 2nd class (Thalys) tickets with reserved seats moderate Amsterdam | Tulip Inn Amsterdam Centre Paris | HotelVilla Modigliani or Hotel Provinces Opera London | Holiday Inn Express Earls Court or Imperial Hotel Trains* | Standard class (Eurostar) / 2nd class tickets (Thalys) with reserved seats 8 days 1 Arrive in AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS 2 AMSTERDAM, City sightseeing B 3 AMSTERDAM / PARIS, FRANCE B 4 PARIS, City sightseeing B 5 PARIS, A full free day B 6 PARIS / LONDON, ENGLAND B 7 LONDON, City sightseeing B 8 Depart LONDON B France England LONDON PARIS Belgium AMSTERDAM Netherlands Eurostar Thalys 3 2 2 REF: BAH 10 days 1 Arrive in AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS 2 AMSTERDAM, City sightseeing B 3 AMSTERDAM, A full free day B 4 AMSTERDAM / PARIS, FRANCE B 5 PARIS, City sightseeing B 6 PARIS, A full free day B 7 PARIS / LONDON, ENGLAND B 8 LONDON, City sightseeing B 9 LONDON, A full free day B 10 Depart LONDON B France England LONDON PARIS Belgium AMSTERDAM Netherlands Eurostar Thalys 3 3 3 REF: BAJ TRAvel in either direction  For added flexibility, you can choose to start your vacation in either Amsterdam or London. * upgradeYOUR RAIL EXPERIENCE! For an even more comfortable train journey, upgrade to Standard Premier Class (Eurostar)/ First Class (Thalys) from only $270 per person. Enjoy a more spacious seat, a light meal and drink served at your seat (Eurostar), and free WiFi (Thalys).
  • 45. 45 + Let us drive, you relax... WORRY-FREE TRAIN STATION TRANSFER package Add private transfers between your hotels and train stations in Amsterdam, Paris, and London from $170 per person. YOUR included SIGHTSEEING amsterdam Experience Amsterdam’s top sights while escaping the bustle of the city streets.The Canal Bus offers a fabulous Hop-on Hop-off route with 14 stops crisscrossing the city.You can hop on and off to your heart’s content, catching all the sights from theVan Gogh Museum to Albert Cuyp Market, and the Anne Frank House (entrance fees not included). PARIS Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Paris from the comfort of a Hop-on Hop-off double-decker coach.View all the landmarks such as, the Opéra, PlaceVendôme, Concorde Square, Champs-Elysées Avenue, Arch ofTriumph, EiffelTower, Invalides, Orsay Museum,The Louvre, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Sorbonne, Pantheon Church, and more (entrance fees not included). LONDON Discover London your own way on a Hop-on Hop-off tour.View the city’s landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament,Westminster Abbey, the London Eye, and more.You decide which you want to view from the coach and which you want to explore in-depth (entrance fees not included). There are more than 70 stops along the way. Discover more of Europe on an exciting City Break! Add 2 or more nights in Rome, Florence, Venice, Barcelona, or other great European cities. There are 14 different City Breaks to choose from. See pages 58-59 for more details. PRICES per person FROM* Twin Single Triple 7 DAYS REF: BAG Premier $2,279 $3,875 $2,237 First Class $1,974 $3,355 $1,931 Moderate $1,698 $2,887 $1,656 8 DAYS REF: BAH Premier $2,535 $4,310 $2,485 First Class $2,131 $3,624 $2,082 Moderate $1,829 $3,110 $1,779 10 DAYS REF: BAJ Premier $2,947 $5,010 $2,883 First Class $2,450 $4,165 $2,386 Moderate $2,058 $3,497 $1,994 Travel any day. * Per person prices shown are land only and based on low season. Higher rates may apply, depending on your dates of travel. Airfare is additional.Your Brendan Specialist will quote you the lowest airfare available to us at the time of booking. Extra nights are available in Amsterdam and London. Because of the close proximity between hotels and train stations, transfers are on your own. Private transfers are available at an extra charge.+ Easy hotel/train station transfer instructions will be ­provided in your documentation. THE EIFFELTOWER, PARIS the canals and bridges of amsterdam
  • 46. FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS,VISIT: BrendanVacations.com LONDONTO ROME YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Private airport transfers in London on Day 1, Paris (CDG or ORY) on Day 5/6/7/8, and Rome on Day 7/8/10/11 >> Twin-bedded rooms in your selected, centrally located hotels, hotel taxes, and service charges (for Rome, bed taxes are payable directly at hotel) >> Breakfast daily (B) >> Services of an English-speaking local host in each city, available 24/7 >> High-speed train transportation London/Paris aboard the Eurostar >> Hop-on Hop-off city tours in London, Paris, and Rome >> Travel documents $1481from land only 46 7 days 1 Arrive in LONDON, ENGLAND 2 LONDON, City sightseeing B 3 LONDON / PARIS, france B 4 PARIS, City sightseeing B 5 PARIS / ROME, italy B 6 ROME, City sightseeing B 7 Depart ROME B France England LONDON PARIS Eurostar ROME Italy flight not included in vacation price P 2 2 2 REF: EPR YOUR personally selected hotels &TRANSPORTATION PREMIER London | Hilton on Park Lane or similar Paris | Hotel deVigny or similar Rome | Grand Hotel De La Minerve or Hotel Ambasciatori Palace Train | Standard Premier class ticket with reserved seat first class London | Holiday Inn Regents Park or Danubius Hotel Regents Park (for triples) Paris | Hotel Arioso or Normandy Hotel Rome | Genova Train* | Standard class ticket with reserved seat moderate London | Holiday Inn Express Earls Court or Imperial Hotel Paris | HotelVilla Modigliani or Hotel Provinces Opera Rome | Montecarlo or Andreotti Train* | Standard class ticket with reserved seat 8 days 1 Arrive in LONDON, ENGLAND 2 LONDON, City sightseeing B 3 LONDON / PARIS, france B 4 PARIS, City sightseeing B 5 PARIS, a full free day B 6 PARIS / ROME, italy B 7 ROME, City sightseeing B 8 Depart ROME B REF: EPS 10 days 1 Arrive in LONDON, ENGLAND 2 LONDON, City sightseeing B 3 LONDON, a full free day B 4 LONDON / PARIS, france B 5 PARIS, City sightseeing B 6 PARIS, a full free day B 7 PARIS / ROME, italy B 8 ROME, City sightseeing B 9 ROME, a full free day B 10 Depart ROME B REF: EPT 11 days 1 Arrive in LONDON, ENGLAND 2 LONDON, City sightseeing B 3 LONDON, a full free day B 4 LONDON / PARIS, france B 5 PARIS, City sightseeing B 6 PARIS, a full free day B 7 PARIS, a full free day B 8 PARIS / ROME, italy B 9 ROME, City sightseeing B 10 ROME, a full free day B 11 Depart ROME B REF: EPU TRAvel in either direction  * upgradeYOUR RAIL EXPERIENCE! For an even more comfortable train journey from London to Paris, upgrade to Standard Premier class from only $227 per person. Enjoy extra spacious seats, a light meal and drinks served at your seat, and complimentary magazines on board. For added flexibility, you can choose to start your vacation in either London or Rome London, Paris & Rome France England LONDON PARIS Eurostar ROME Italy flight not included in vacation price P 3 2 2 France England LONDON PARIS Eurostar ROME Italy flight not included in vacation price P 3 3 3 France England LONDON PARIS Eurostar ROME Italy flight not included in vacation price P 4 3 3
  • 47. 47 YOUR included SIGHTSEEING LONDON Discover London your own way on a Hop-on Hop-off tour.View the city’s landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the London Eye, and more.You decide which you want to view from the coach and which you want to explore in depth (entrance fees not included). PARIS Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Paris from the comfort of a Hop-on Hop-off double-decker coach.View all the landmarks, such as the Opéra, PlaceVendôme, Concorde Square, Champs-Elysées Avenue, Arch ofTriumph, EiffelTower, Invalides, Orsay Museum, the Louvre, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Sorbonne, Pantheon Church, and more (entrance fees not included). ROME Discover Rome your own way on a Hop-on Hop-off tour.There are nine stops along the way, allowing you to see such highlights as the Forum,Trevi Fountain,Vatican Square, and more.You decide which sights you want to view from the coach and which you want to visit (entrance fees not included).There is an English-speaking host on the coach to answer questions.The total duration of the tour if you do not get off the coach is approximately 1½ -2 hours. Coaches depart Termini Station every 25 minutes. Travel any day. * Per person prices shown are land only and based on low season. Higher rates may apply, depending on your dates of travel. Airfare is additional.This itinerary requires the following flight to be ­purchased separately: Day 5/6/7/8 from Paris to Rome.Your Brendan Specialist will quote you the lowest airfare available to us at the time of booking. Extra nights are available in London and Rome. Because of the close proximity between hotels and train stations, transfers are on your own. Private transfers are available at an extra charge.+ Easy hotel/train station transfer instructions will be provided in your documentation. PRICES per person FROM* Twin Single Triple 7 DAYS REF: EPR Premier $2,404 $4,088 $2,361 First Class $1,819 $3,093 $1,776 Moderate $1,481 $2,518 $1,438 8 DAYS REF: EPS Premier $2,674 $4,547 $2,624 First Class $1,975 $3,358 $1,926 Moderate $1,606 $2,731 $1,556 10 DAYS REF: EPT Premier $3,348 $5,192 $3,061 First Class $2,334 $3,780 $2,202 Moderate $1,883 $3,003 $1,729 11 DAYS REF: EPU Premier $3,628 $5,668 $3,334 First Class $2,480 $4,029 $2,341 Moderate $2,008 $3,216 $1,847 + Let us drive, you relax... WORRY-FREE TRAIN STATION TRANSFER package Add private transfers between your hotels and train stations in London and Paris from $114 per person. Discover more of Europe with an exciting City Break! tower bridge, london st. peter’s square, rome the louvre, paris Add 2 or more nights in Florence, Venice, or other great European cities. There are 14 different City Breaks to choose from. See pages 58-59 for more details.
  • 48. 48 London, Paris & AmsterdamExplore London LONDON EYE Ride the exciting London Eye high above historic London.Take in the outstanding views from the 443-foot high wheel. Operates: Daily; open from 10:00 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Price Per Person From: $53 HARRY POTTER HOGWARTS EXPRESS Spend the afternoon with Harry!You will be transferred to the Warner Bros. Studio for a behind-the-scenes look at the movie world of the famous wizard. See some of the sets, props, and cos­tumes used in the making of the movies, and learn some of the secrets as well. Note:This is not an escorted tour. Once booked, tickets are non-refundable. Operates: Tue, Thu & Sat (except Dec 24-26 and Jan 1); 1:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Price Per Person From: Adult $162, Child (5-15 yrs) $149 ROYAL LONDON Enjoy a tour of the British capital. See famous sites including Parliament Square, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace and more. Operates: Daily; 8:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Price Per Person From: $80 STONEHENGE EXPRESS Travel across the plains to Stonehenge, one of the most famous stone circles in the world. While its origins are still shrouded in mystery, a visit to this UNESCO World ­Heritage site is a must!You can stroll around the stones with an audio guide, and try to solve the riddle yourself. Operates: Tue, Thu, Sat & Sun (Nov-Mar); 12:15 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Price Per Person From: $75 WARWICK CASTLE, STRATFORD, OXFORD & COTSWOLDS Visit Warwick Castle, dating back over 1,000 years.The castle will take you to a time of sumptuous banquets, bloody battles and royal splendor.Then, a drive through the Cotswolds brings you to Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon, where you’ll visit his birthplace. On for a walking tour of Oxford. See the ­colleges and visit the Great Hall, the inspiration for Harry Potter’s Hogwart’s Hall. Operates: Daily; 8:45 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Price Per Person From: $216 SALISBURY CATHEDRAL, STONEHENGE & BATH Your tour starts in Salisbury with a visit to Salisbury Cathedral. On the Chapter House to see one of four surviving copies of the Magna Carta. Next is Stonehenge, where your audio guide takes you around the stand­- ing stones. Finally, visit the Roman Baths, built over 2000 years ago. Operates: Daily; 8:45 a.m.-7:00 p.m Price Per Person From: $203 Paris LETOUR DE FRANCE OF WINE This informative experience is perfect for anyone who wants to learn about French wine. You’ll taste six different varieties, discover the styles from the main wine regions of France and find out how to properly taste wine. Santé! Operates: Daily; 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Price Per Person From: $91 WINE & CHEESE LUNCH A delicious way to learn about the wines and cheeses of France!Taste five different varietals, perfectly matched with artisanal cheeses.Your sommelier will teach you about the vintages and pairings. Operates: Daily; 12:15 p.m.; 1½ hrs Price Per Person From: $146 EIFFELTOWER DINNER, CRUISE & MOULIN ROUGE Enjoy dinner and the view from the Eiffel Tower’s Le 58 Restaurant, on the first floor of the monument.Then a cruise along the River Seine shows you highlights of the impressive “City of Light.” End with the exciting show at the famous Moulin Rouge. Operates: Daily (except Dec 24, 25, 31, Jan 1 and Feb 14); 6:15 p.m.; 4 hrs Price Per Person From: $391; $251 (no Moulin Rouge) VERSAILLES APARTMENTS Visit the extravagent home of the Sun King, Louis XIV. See the magnificent Hall of Mirrors, the Queen’s apartments and the elegant gardens. Operates: Daily except Sun (Nov-Mar; no tours Dec 25 & Jan 1); 2:00 p.m.; 4 hrs Price Per Person From: $119 Amsterdam CANAL CRUISE Board a glass-topped canal cruiser and glide through the city, viewing centuries-old canal houses and the old port.Your cruise is an hour long, and you have the option to add a “Skip the Line” entrance to theVan Gogh Museum or the Hermitage Museum. 1 hr cruise only Operates: Daily; from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Price Per Person From: $18 1 hr cruise + the Van Gogh Museum Operates: Daily; from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Price Per Person From: $47 1 hr cruise + the Hermitage Museum Operates: Daily; from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Price Per Person From: $47 UNIQUE DINNER CRUISE Savor a 4-course meal while you cruise through the illuminated city. Operates: Daily; 8:00 p.m.; 2½ hrs Price Per Person From: $135 COUNTRYSIDE BIKETOUR Climb aboard a bike for a unique view of the Dutch countryside. Ride along 25 miles of scenic paths through a nature reserve and past villages and brooks.You’ll be ­accompanied by an experienced guide. Operates: Daily; 10:30 a.m.; 4 hrs Price Per Person From: $48 VOLENDAM, MARKEN & WINDMILLS Travel out to the delightful villages Volendam and Marken. See the Zaanse Schans with its charming windmills.Visit a wooden shoe maker, then on to learn the secrets of making cheese at a local factory. Operates: Daily; 9:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.; 5 hrs Price Per Person From: $60
  • 49. your personally selected hotels 49 HILTON ON PARK LANE PREMIER An award winning 5-star hotel located on Park Lane, in the heart of Mayfair overlooking Hyde Park 453 rooms and suites feature A/C, aTV,WiFi (fee) and more 2 bars and 3 restaurants Fitness room, laundry service, 24-hour room service, freeWiFi in public areas, and more HOLIDAY INN REGENTS PARK FIRST CLASS This contemporary 4-star hotel is set near Regent’s Park and the Great Portland StreetTube stop 332 rooms offer A/C, a coffee/tea maker,WiFi (fee), a minibar andTV Bar and restaurant Concierge and laundry service holiday inn express earls court MODERATE This 3.5-star hotel is close to theWest Kensington Tube station 150 contemporary rooms feature A/C, a coffee/tea maker,TV andWiFi (fee) Bar and breakfast room FreeWiFi in public areas London hotel de vigny PREMIER A luxury 5-star hotel located in the heart of Paris, close to the Champs-Elysées 37 tranquil rooms offer A/C, marble bathrooms, WiFi (fee), a minibar, safe andTV Bar and restaurant 24-hour reception and concierge desk arioso hotel FIRST CLASS This 19th-century boutique 4-star hotel is close to the Champs-Elysées and Parc Monceau 28 cozy and quiet rooms offer A/C, a minibar, safe, TV and freeWiFi Bar and breakfast room Concierge desk, library and rooftop terrace HOTEL villa modigliani MODERATE A charming 3-star hotel located on the Left Bank near the Montparnasse Railway Station 100 contemporary rooms feature A/C, a safe,TV and freeWiFi Bar, restaurant and terrace 24-hour reception and concierge desk Paris NH BARBIZON PALACE PREMIER A 5-star hotel in the heart of Old Amsterdam 274 distinctive rooms offer A/C, a minibar,TV, safe and freeWiFi Bar, 2 restaurants and 24-hour room service 24-hour reception and concierge service NH CARLTON AMSTERDAM FIRST CLASS This elegant 4-star hotel is situated in the heart of the city, overlooking the Flower Market 218 stylish rooms offer A/C, a minibar, satelliteTV and freeWiFi Bar, cafe and restaurant 24-hour reception and laundry service TULIP INN AMSTERDAM CENTRE MODERATE A 3-star city-center hotel, only a 3 minute walk to the central train station 110 comfortable rooms with a coffee/tea maker, safe, flat-screenTV andWiFi (fee) Breakfast room and lobby lounge 24-hour reception and concierge service Amsterdam
  • 50. FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS,VISIT: BrendanVacations.com munichtovienna Munich, Salzburg & Vienna YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Private airport transfers in Munich on Day 1 andVienna on Day 7/8/10 >> Twin-bedded rooms in your selected, centrally located hotels, hotel taxes, and service charges >> Breakfast daily (B) >> Services of an English-speaking local host in each city, available 24/7 >> Train transportation Munich/Salzburg/ Vienna >> Hop-on Hop-off city tour in Munich >> Sightseeing with a local guide in Salzburg and Vienna >> Visit to Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna including admission charges >> Travel documents $1289from land only 50 7 days 1 Arrive in MUNICH, germany 2 MUNICH, City sightseeing B 3 MUNICH / salzburg, austria B 4 salzburg, City sightseeing B 5 salzburg / VIENNA B 6 VIENNA, City sightseeing B 7 Depart VIENNA B VIENNAVIENNA Germany MUNICHMUNICH SALZBURGSALZBURG Austria Czech Republic 2 2 2 REF: EZD YOUR personally selected hotels &transportation PREMIER Munich | Bayerischer Hof Salzburg | Radisson Blu Altstadt Vienna | InterContinentalVienna Trains | 1st class tickets with reserved seats first class Munich | King’s First Class Hotel Salzburg | AustriaTrend Hotel Europa Vienna | AustriaTrend Hotel Savoyen Trains* | 2nd class tickets with reserved seats moderate Munich | King’s Center Hotel Salzburg | Hotel Hofwirt Vienna | Star Inn HotelVienna Trains* | 2nd class tickets with reserved seats 8 days 1 Arrive in MUNICH, germany 2 MUNICH, City sightseeing B 3 MUNICH / salzburg, austria B 4 salzburg, City sightseeing B 5 salzburg, A full free day B 6 salzburg / VIENNA B 7 VIENNA, City sightseeing B 8 Depart VIENNA B VIENNAVIENNA Germany MUNICHMUNICH SALZBURGSALZBURG Austria Czech Republic 2 2 3 REF: EZE 10 days 1 Arrive in MUNICH, germany 2 MUNICH, City sightseeing B 3 MUNICH, A full free day B 4 MUNICH / salzburg, austria B 5 salzburg, City sightseeing B 6 salzburg, A full free day B 7 salzburg / VIENNA B 8 VIENNA, City sightseeing B 9 VIENNA, A full free day B 10 Depart VIENNA B VIENNAVIENNA Germany MUNICHMUNICH SALZBURGSALZBURG Austria Czech Republic 3 3 3 REF: EZF TRAvel in either direction  For added flexibility, you can choose to start your vacation in either Munich orVienna. * upgradeYOUR RAIL EXPERIENCE! For an even more comfortable train journey, upgrade to First Class from only $121 per person.
  • 51. 51 YOUR included SIGHTSEEING MUNICH Enjoy a Hop-on Hop-off tour of downtown Munich that includes highlights such as the Koenigsplatz, Old and New Pinakothek, the Isartor (City Gate), the Royal Palace, the Angel of Freedom and Odeonsplatz. Next is the Olympiapark, site of the 1972 Summer Olympics and present-day site of an attractive sports and leisure center.The platform on the OlympicTower provides a superior view over the city of Munich (entrance fees not included). SALZBURG Enjoy a “Salzburg & Sound of MusicTour.” This half-day tour combines Salzburg’s historic sights, beautiful lakes, and mountains and many of the locations from the movie The Sound of Music. VIENNA Vienna, Austria’s capital has a rich history dating back to Roman times.Your morning sightseeing tour starts with a drive to see theTown Hall, City Park, State Opera House, Empress MariaTheresia Monument,Votive Church, and Belvedere Palace.View Prater Amusement Park with its Giant Ferris Wheel and the modern United Nations City. The highlight of the tour is an inside visit to Schönbrunn Palace. PRICES per person FROM* Twin Single Triple 7 DAYS REF: EZD Premier $2,457 $4,176 $2,414 First Class $1,385 $2,354 $1,342 Moderate $1,289 $2,192 $1,247 8 DAYS REF: EZE Premier $2,648 $4,503 $2,599 First Class $1,470 $2,499 $1,420 Moderate $1,372 $2,332 $1,322 10 DAYS REF: EZF Premier $3,259 $5,541 $3,195 First Class $1,684 $2,863 $1,620 Moderate $1,534 $2,607 $1,470 Travel any day. * Per person prices shown are land only and based on low season. Higher rates may apply, depending on your dates of travel. Airfare is additional.Your Brendan Specialist will quote you the lowest airfare available to us at the time of booking. Extra nights are available in Munich andVienna. Because of the close proximity between hotels and train stations, transfers are on your own. Private transfers in all cities are available at an extra charge. + Easy hotel/train station transfer instructions will be provided in your documentation. + Let us drive, you relax... WORRY-FREE TRAIN STATION TRANSFER package Add private transfers between your hotels and train stations in Munich, Salzburg, andVienna from $142 per person. Discover more of Europe with an exciting City Break! Add 2 or more nights in Prague, Berlin, Budapest, and other great European cities. There are 14 different cities to choose from. See pages 58-59 for more details. HOHENSALZBURG castle was built inthe 11th century, salzburg Marienplatz, munich johann strauss monument at stadtpark,vienna viennese waffles
  • 52. FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS,VISIT: BrendanVacations.com PRAGUETO BUDAPEST Prague,Vienna & Budapest YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Private airport transfers in Prague on Day 1 and Budapest on Day 7/8/10 >> Twin-bedded rooms in your selected, centrally located hotels, hotel taxes, and service charges >> Breakfast daily (B) >> Services of an English-speaking local host in each city, available 24/7 >> High-speed train transportation Prague/Vienna/Budapest >> Sightseeing with a local guide in Prague, Vienna, and Budapest >> Visit to Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna including admission charges >> Travel documents NOTE: Medical travel insurance is required for the Czech Republic. $1140from land only 52 7 days 1 Arrive in PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC 2 PRAGUE, City sightseeing B 3 PRAGUE / VIENNA, AUSTRIA B 4 VIENNA, City sightseeing B 5 vienna / budapest, hungary B 6 budapest, City sightseeing B 7 Depart budapest B VIENNAVIENNA Czech Republic PRAGUEPRAGUE Austria BUDAPESTBUDAPEST Hungary Slovakia Germany 2 2 2 REF: EVX YOUR personally selected hotels &transportation PREMIER Prague | President Hotel Vienna | IntercontinentalVienna Budapest | Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Trains | 1st class tickets with reserved seats first class Prague | Century OldTown - MGallery Collection Vienna | AustriaTrend Hotel Savoyen Budapest | Danubius Hotel Astoria or Mercure Korona Trains* | 2nd class tickets with reserved seats moderate Prague | Ibis Praha OldTown Vienna | Star InnVienna Budapest | Ibis Budapest City Hotel or Ibis Budapest Heroes Square Trains* | 2nd class tickets with reserved seats 8 days 1 Arrive in PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC 2 PRAGUE, City sightseeing B 3 PRAGUE / VIENNA, AUSTRIA B 4 VIENNA, City sightseeing B 5 VIENNA, A full free day B 6 vienna / budapest, hungary B 7 budapest, City sightseeing B 8 Depart budapest B VIENNAVIENNA Czech Republic PRAGUEPRAGUE Austria BUDAPESTBUDAPEST Hungary Slovakia Germany 2 2 3 REF: EVY 10 days 1 Arrive in PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC 2 PRAGUE, City sightseeing B 3 PRAGUE, A full free day B 4 PRAGUE / VIENNA, AUSTRIA B 5 VIENNA, City sightseeing B 6 VIENNA, A full free day B 7 vienna / budapest, hungary B 8 budapest, City sightseeing B 9 budapest, A full free day B 10 Depart budapest B VIENNAVIENNA Czech Republic PRAGUEPRAGUE Austria BUDAPESTBUDAPEST Hungary Slovakia Germany 3 3 3 REF: EBV * upgradeYOUR RAIL EXPERIENCE! For an even more comfortable train journey, upgrade to First Class from only $163 per person. TRAvel in either direction  For added flexibility, you can choose to start your vacation in either Prague or Budapest
  • 53. 53 Charles Bridge and the royal Castle in Prague Gloriette building in Schönbrunn Palace,vienna budapest’s parliament building YOUR included SIGHTSEEING PRAGUE Your morning sightseeing begins with a drive through Wenceslas Square, and past the Strahov Stadium and Castle Square. Stop to see the Royal Castle of Hradcany and St.Vitus Cathedral. Continuing on a walking tour, see the Jewish Ghetto and the world famous Astronomical clock. VIENNA A morning tour will bring to life the most important historical sights of Austria’s cul- tural capital.The tour includes a visit to the showrooms of Schönbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the Habsburg family. BUDAPEST A morning tour includes views of all the main attractions: the Parliament, Royal Palace, Castle Hill, Fisherman’s Bastion, Matthias Coronation Church, Hero’s Square, and Gellert Hill with its citadel. PRICES per person FROM* Twin Single Triple 7 DAYS REF: EVX Premier $1,728 $2,938 $1,686 First Class $1,301 $2,211 $1,258 Moderate $1,140 $1,938 $1,098 8 DAYS REF: EVY Premier $1,867 $3,175 $1,818 First Class $1,411 $2,400 $1,362 Moderate $1,214 $2,065 $1,164 10 DAYS REF: EBV Premier $2,124 $3,611 $2,060 First Class $1,586 $2,697 $1,522 Moderate $1,345 $2,286 $1,281 Travel any day. * Per person prices shown are land only and based on low season. Higher rates may apply, depending on your dates of travel. Airfare is additional.Your Brendan Specialist will quote you the lowest airfare available to us at the time of booking. Extra nights are available in Prague and Budapest. Because of the close proximity between hotels and train stations, transfers are on your own. Private transfers in all cities are available at an extra charge.+ Easy hotel/train station transfer instructions will be provided in your documentation. + Let us drive, you relax... WORRY-FREE TRAIN STATION TRANSFER package Add private transfers between your hotels and train stations in Prague,Vienna, and Budapest from $142 per person. Discover Munich or Berlin with an exciting City Break! Add 2 or more nights in Munich or Berlin and other great European cities. There are 14 different cities to choose from. See pages 58-59 for more details.
  • 54. Germany & AustriaExplore Munich ROYAL CASTLES NEUSCHWANSTEIN & LINDERHOF An enchanting day visiting the fairy-tale castles of King Ludwig II!Your first stop is glorious Neuschwanstein.You’ll have plenty of time to see the opulent interiors before heading to Linderhof, a Rococo palace fashioned after Versailles.Visit the castle and grounds, then return to Munich. Castle entrance fees are additional (Euro 21) and payable on the coach. Operates: Daily except Mon; 8:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Price Per Person From: $105 DACHAU CONCENTRATION CAMP MEMORIALTOUR Travel to Dachau Concentration Camp for a visit to the “Academy ofTerror.” More than 200,000 people were imprisoned here during one of the darkest times in human existence. Operates: Sat; 1:15 p.m.; 5 hrs Price Per Person From: $43 Salzburg SALT MINEs Head out to the salt mines and board a miner’s train to travel into the heart of the mountain. You’ll learn how the salt was mined, then, going further into the cavern, try the miner’s slides.Take a raft across a salt lake, then it’s time to return to the outside world. Operates: Daily; 9:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.; 4 hrs Price Per Person From: $105 EAGLE’S NEST Cross the border into Germany and stop in Obersalzberg, once a base of theThird Reich. Here, board a special bus for the trip up to the Eagle’s Nest, Hitler’s conference center in the Kehlstein Mountains.There’s time to explore the site before returning to Salzburg. Operates: Daily; 9:00 a.m.; 4½ hrs Price Per Person From: $116 Vienna THETHIRD MAN INVIENNA – UNDERGROUNDTOUR Step into the world of intrigue following in the footsteps of TheThird Man, the silver screen classic from 1948. Go under the city, down the same staircase used in the movie, into the sewers ofVienna and the world of smugglers and spies. Note: Not suitable for children under 12. Operates: Thu-Sun; 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.; 1 hr Price Per Person From: $23 MAYERLING Travel into the SouthernViennaWoods to Mayerling, the former hunting lodge of Crown Prince Rudolph and the site of his murder. Then on for a boat ride on Europe’s largest subterranean lake. Operates: Sun,Tue,Thu, Fri; 9:45 a.m.; 4 hrs Price Per Person From: $87 neuschwanstein castle eagle’s nest 54 linderhof palace
  • 55. Prague JEWISH INTERESTTOUR On a unique walking tour, see the only central European Jewish quarter that survived the holocaust. Stroll through the old ­Jewish Cemetery, see some of the six surviving ­synagogues, and visit the Jewish Museum. Operates: Sun, Mon & Thu (except Jewish holidays, Dec 24, 25, 31 and Jan 1); 1:30 p.m.; 2½ hrs Price Per Person From: $69 TEREZIN Visit the town and former concentration camp ofTerezin.You’ll see both sides of the town, one which served as a transit camp for political prisoners, a Nazi concentration camp, and the town ofTerezin itself, which was turned into a Jewish Ghetto. Operates: Daily (except Dec 24, 25, 31 and Jan 1); 1:00 p.m.; 5 hrs Price Per Person From: $97 Czech Republic & HungaryExplore Budapest HOUSE OF PARLIAMENTTOUR Visit Hungary’s largest building, the House of Parliament.Take a walk around the 198,000 square foot building, then go inside to see the Session Room, staircase and Great Hall. Operates: Daily except Mon; 1:15 p.m.; 1½ hrs Price Per Person From: $44 ROYALTOUR Head out of Budapest to visit Gödöllö, the former summer home of Queen Elisabeth, better known as Sisi. See the wonderful staterooms and take a stroll of the grounds, perhaps stopping to see the Royal Stables. Operates: Thu & Sat; 10:00 a.m.; 4 hrs Price Per Person From: $82 KONOPISTE Chateau Founded in the 14th century and renovated in 1887 by Franz Ferdinand, this castle is famous for its fascinating collection of historical weapons and hunting trophies. Operates: Sat & Sun; 1:00 p.m.; 4 hrs Price Per Person From: $72 KARLSTEJN CASTLE In a setting of dense forests, visit this majestic gothic castle first built in the 14th century by Charles IV and reconstructed several times over the years. Originally a depository for the Roman Empire’s coronation jewels and state documents, it now has a portrait gallery of Czech rulers and other works of art. Operates: Sat & Sun; 9:00 a.m.; 4 hrs Price Per Person From: $72 PERHAPSVISIT konopiste cHATEAU DURINGYOUR STAY IN PRAGUE house of parliament, budapest 55 GÖDÖLLÖ
  • 56. your personally selected hotels bayerischer hof PREMIER This historic 5-star hotel in central Munich is a short walk to Marienplatz square 363 luxurious rooms feature A/C,WiFi (fee), a safe, minibar andTV 6 bars and 5 gourmet restaurants Concierge desk, rooftop garden and Spa king’s first class FIRST CLASS You’ll find this 4-star hotel only a 3 minute walk to the central train station andAlter Botanischer Garten 95 rooms and suites withWiFi (fee), an iPod station and more Bar and breakfast room 24-hour reception, fireplace lounge, sauna and relaxation room king’s center MODERATE Historic 3-star property close to shopping, dining and entertainment, and a 5 minuate walk to the central train station 90 rooms feature aTV, hairdryer,WiFi hotspot (fee) and more Bar and breakfast room 24-hour front desk, garden, laundry service and parking Munich Radisson Blu Altstadt PREMIER Set in OldTown, in a pension dating back to 1377, the 5-star hotel is near many attractions 62 rooms and suites feature a hairdryer, freeWiFi, a minibar, safe, andTV Bar, restaurant, and 24-hour room service Concierge, laundry, and valet parking austria trend europa FIRST CLASS This modern 4-star hotel is centrally located, near Mirabell Gardens 102 rooms offer A/C, freeWiFi, a minibar,TV, hairdryer and more Bar and restaurant Great views over the city HOTEL hofwirt MODERATE A 3-star property in a central location and a 10 minute stroll to the historic area 60 rooms have aTV, radio and more Breakfast room, lounge, restaurant and terrace FreeWiFi in public areas Star Inn Hotel MODERATE Newly opened in 2013, this 3-star property is near the underground, shopping and dining Comfortable rooms and suites have a hairdryer,TV, freeWiFi and more Bar and breakfast room 24-hour reception desk InterContinental Wien PREMIER In a wonderful location overlooking the city park, this 5-star hotel is a great touring base 508 rooms and suites are equipped with a coffee/tea tray, wired Internet access (fee), aTV and more Bar, café and restaurant Beauty salon, concierge, fitness center, gift shop, laundry, Spa, andWiFi in public areas (fee) austria trend hotel savoyen FIRST CLASS This 4-star hotel is a blend of the traditional and modern, and is located in the Embassy District 309 comfortable rooms offer A/C, a coffee/tea maker, minibar,TV and wired Internet access (fee) Atrium bar and 2 restaurants 24-hour reception, health club, and freeWiFi in public areas Salzburg Vienna 56
  • 57. your personally selected hotels 57 HOTEL PRESIDENT PREMIER A 5-star hotel in the heart of the city, overlooking Prague Castle and theVltava River 130 spacious rooms feature A/C, a minibar, safe, TV and freeWiFi Piano Bar and restaurant Casino, fitness center and spa CENTURY OLD TOWN FIRST CLASS A member of MGallery collection, this 4-star hotel is located in the heart of the city just 10 minute walk from the OldTown Square andWenceslas Square. 174 rooms and suites offer A/C, coffee/tea maker, safe,TV and freeWiFi Bar and brasserie-style restaurant with summer terrace Laundry service IBIS PRAHA OLD TOWN MODERATE This 3-star hotel is located in the historic district of Prague 271 rooms feature A/C, desk,TV and freeWiFi Bar and breakfast room Concierge desk and laundry service ibis budapest city MODERATE A 3-star hotel set in the center of the business district with easy access to public transport 84 rooms offer A/C, courtyard view,TV and free WiFi Bar/lounge and breakfast room 24-hour reception and laundry service kempinski corvinus hotel PREMIER A 5-star hotel in the heart of Budapest, near the Danube River and major attractions 359 luxurious rooms featureA/C, premium bedding, minibar, safe,TV and freeWiFi 4 restaurants including open air lounges serving Japanese and Italian fare Concierge desk, luxury Spa and fitness center danubius hotel astoria FIRST CLASS This stylish 4-star hotel is within walking distance to museums and a subway station 135 charming rooms offer A/C,WiFi (fee), a minibar, safe andTV Bar/lounge and traditional Hungarian restaurant FreeWiFi in public areas, 24-hour reception and concierge desk Prague Budapest charles bridge, praguebelvedere palace,vienna
  • 58. City Breaks 58 Extend Your Vacation Add 2 or more nights in these exciting European cities DAY Your City Sightseeing Milan Discover Milan on a Hop-on Hop-off journey through the city.There are two routes to choose from. Sit back and enjoy the views of this cultural city while listening to the on-board commentary. Or hop off at any of the many stops for a visit (admissions not included). See the main attrac­tions such as the Duomo di Milano, Castello Sforzesco, andTeatro alla Scala. Prices Per Person From (Ref: QML) Twin Single Triple Premier $1,056-$1,198 $1,796-$2,038 $1,042-$1,184 First Class $527-$669 $896-$1,137 $513-$655 Moderate $496-$638 $842-$1,083 $481-$623 Florence Admire the view from the Piazzale Michelangelo then drive through the city center to see Giotto’s BellTower, the Baptistery with its bronze doors, and the Cathedral with the Cupola Del Brunelleschi. Next, walk to the renowned Galleria dell’Accademia* where you can see the famous David by Michelangelo. * The Galleria dell’Accademia is closed on Mondays and will be replaced by the Bargello Museum or the Medici Chapels. Prices Per Person From (Ref: QFL) Twin Single Triple Premier $531-$622 $903-$1,058 $517-$608 First Class $415-$527 $704-$896 $400-$513 Moderate $361-$456 $613-$775 $346-$442 Rome Discover Rome your own way on a Hop-on Hop-off journey through the city. There are nine stops, and you decide which sights you want to view from the coach and which you want to visit (admissions not included).There is an English-speaking host on board to answer questions. Buses departTermini Station every 25 minutes. Prices Per Person From (Ref: QRM) Twin Single Triple Premier $736-$910 $1,251-$1,548 $721-$896 First Class $449-$584 $763-$993 $435-$569 Moderate $349-$500 $594-$849 $335-$486 Venice Your walking tour* starts at St. Mark’s Square.Visit the Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica, then view the BellTower, and the Bridge of Sighs.Visit a glass- blowing factory, where you will see a demonstration of this traditional craft. *This tour does not operate on Dec 25 and Jan 1. Prices Per Person From (Ref: QVC) Twin Single Triple Premier $728-$1,018 $1,238-$1,731 $714-$1,004 First Class $550-$839 $934-$1,427 $535-$825 Moderate $518-$740 $882-$1,258 $504-$726 Madrid Get a unique view of Madrid aboard a Hop-on Hop-off sightseeing bus.There are two tours to choose from, covering the city’s highlights from historical sites and monuments to modern Madrid. See the Royal Palace, GranVía, the Casino de Madrid, and more.You decide which you want to view from the coach and which you want to visit (admissions not included). Prices Per Person From (Ref: QMD) Twin Single Triple Premier $517-$591 $879-$1,004 $503-$577 First Class $433-$540 $737-$917 $419-$525 Moderate $405-$462 $689-$785 $391-$447 Barcelona Discover Barcelona on a Hop-on Hop-off journey through the city.There are three routes to choose from, with stops at places such as the Gothic Quarter, the Sagrada Familia, Parque Guell,Villa Olimpica, and more.You decide which you want to view from the coach and which you want to visit (admissions not included). Prices Per Person From (Ref: QBN) Twin Single Triple Premier $506-$704 $859-$1,197 $491-$690 First Class $452-$660 $768-$1,123 $437-$646 Moderate $419-$604 $713-$1,027 $405-$589 EACH EXCITING CITY BREAK INCLUDES >> Private round-trip airport transfers >> 2 nights accommodation in your choice of Premier, First Class, or Moderate hotel category; extra nights are available >> Breakfast daily (B) >> Services of an English-speaking local host, available 24/7 >> City sightseeing 1 ARRIVE IN YOUR CHOSEN CITY You will be met and transferred to your hotel.Your local host will stop by this afternoon to give you more information, make recom­ mendations for dining and shopping, and answer your questions. 2 SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME Head out to see the city highlights of your European destination. Afterward, you are free to see more on your own, shop or perhaps take an optional excursion. B 3 DEPART You will be transferred to the airport, where your vacation ends. B Travel any day. Extra nights are available. YOUR PERSONALLY SELECTED HOTELS Each City Break offers you a choice of hotels to meet your budget and needs.You’ll find information about the properties we’ve selected for you to choose from on the “Your Personally Selected Hotels” pages: 29 for Italy, 37 for Spain, 49 for London, Paris and Amsterdam, and 56-57 for Eastern Europe. Royal Palace in Madrid
  • 59. 59 London Discover London your own way on a Hop-on Hop-off double-decker coach tour.View the city’s landmarks such as the Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, and more.You decide which sights you want to view from the coach and which you want to visit (admissions not included). Prices Per Person From (Ref: QLN) Twin Single Triple Premier $724-$880 $1,231-$1,497 $710-$866 First Class $675-$814 $1,147-$1,383 $660-$799 Moderate $558-$675 $949-$1,147 $544-$660 Paris Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Paris on a Hop-on Hop-off double-decker coach. View all the landmarks such as the Champs-Elysées, Arch ofTriumph, Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame Cathedral, and more. You decide which sights you want to view from the coach and which you want to visit (admissions not included). Prices Per Person From (Ref: QPR) Twin Single Triple Premier $746-$1,176 $1,268-$1,999 $731-$1,162 First Class $533-$726 $906-$1,234 $518-$711 Moderate $469-$740 $797-$1,258 $454-$726 Munich Enjoy a Hop-on Hop-off tour of downtown Munich, with stops at the Koenigsplatz, Old and New Pinakothek, the Isartor (City Gate), Royal Palace, Angel of Freedom, and Odeonsplatz (admissions not included). Prices Per Person From (Ref: QMU) Twin Single Triple Premier $1,025-$1,162 $1,742-$1,975 $1,011-$1,147 First Class $515-$645 $876-$1,096 $501-$630 Moderate $493-$594 $838-$1,010 $479-$579 Berlin Experience Berlin on a Hop-on Hop-off tour guided with earphones.You can get on and off the coach at 16 different landmarks around the city at your leisure (admissions not included), or stay on the bus for the full tour. Prices Per Person From (Ref: QBR) Twin Single Triple Premier $707-$849 $1,203-$1,444 $693-$835 First Class $463-$488 $787-$831 $449-$474 Moderate $409-$452 $696-$768 $395-$437 Amsterdam Experience Amsterdam’s top sights while escaping the bustle of the city streets.The Canal Bus offers three great Hop-on Hop-off routes to choose from.You can disembark to visit the sites you’re most interested in, including theVan Gogh Museum, Albert Cuyp Market, and the Anne Frank House (admissions not included). Prices Per Person From (Ref: QMD) Twin Single Triple Premier $660-$801 $1,123-$1,362 $646-$787 First Class $611-$778 $1,038-$1,323 $596-$764 Moderate $544-$748 $924-$1,272 $530-$734 Vienna Your sightseeing tour starts with a drive to see theTown Hall, City Park, and more.View the Prater Amusement Park with its giant Ferris Wheel and the United Nations City.The highlight is a visit to Schönbrunn Palace for a guided walk through its splendid staterooms and apartments. Prices Per Person From (Ref: QVN) Twin Single Triple Premier $561-$902 $954-$1,534 $547-$888 First Class $453-$672 $770-$1,142 $439-$657 Moderate $381-$486 $648-$825 $366-$471 Budapest Your sightseeing tour is on a coach with an expert local guide. See all the main city attractions: the Parliament, Castle Hill, Royal Palace, Fisherman’s Bastion, Matthias Coronation Church, Hero’s Square, and Gellert Hill with its Citadel. Prices Per Person From (Ref: QBD) Twin Single Triple Premier $433-$490 $737-$834 $419-$476 First Class $334-$398 $568-$676 $320-$383 Moderate $312-$362 $531-$616 $298-$348 Prague A city tour will start with a panoramic drive to see Wenceslas Square, the Strahov Stadium, and Castle Square.Then, on a walking tour, see the Royal Castle of Hradcany with gothic St.Vitus Cathedral and Loretto Church.Travel over the Charles Bridge to view the Jewish Ghetto and the Astronomical Clock. Prices Per Person From (Ref: QPG) Twin Single Triple Premier $349-$547 $594-$930 $335-$533 First Class $321-$497 $545-$845 $307-$483 Moderate $285-$459 $486-$780 $257 -$444 brandenburg gate,berlin FISHERMAN’S BASTION, BUDAPEST
  • 60. 60 Guided Vacations London’s iconic Houses of Parliament and Big Ben overlook the River Thames
  • 61. 61 1 DEPART from the USA Board your overnight transatlantic flight. 2 ARRIVE in LONDON, England 3 LONDON / ELY / CAMBRIDGE  Take a scenic drive to Ely for a guided tour of the magnificent Cathedral. On to Cambridge, where a Local Guide will take you on a walking tour to see some of the famous colleges that make up the University.This evening enjoy aWelcome Reception in a local pub. BWR 4 CAMBRIDGE / LINCOLN / BUXTON Travel to Lincolnshire and stop to visit impressive Lincoln Cathedral. Later travel through Peak District National Park to Buxton. B D 5 CHATSWORTH HOUSE & TIDESWELL EXCURSION U Celebrate the spirit of Christmas with a guided tour of mag­nifi­cent Chatsworth House. Admire the grand halls and rooms bedecked with sparkling lights and decora­tions, and see a wonderful display inspired by classic Christmas carols. Relish a delicious two-course Highlight Christmas Lunch with all the trimmings.This afternoon, head to Tideswell where you will visit a famous cooking school. Get a Unique Insight as you learn how to make a special Christmas delicacy. Sample some of the locally produced cheese with wine before returning to Buxton. B HL 6 BUXTON / WEDGWOOD / STRATFORD-UPON-AVON  Stop in Stoke-on-Trent for a visit to theWedgwood China Factory and a Local Specialty demonstration on the making of this beautiful porcelain. Later indulge in a traditional English CreamTea.This afternoon, travel to Stratford-upon-Avon.Visit the house whereWilliam Shakespeare was born, and see Anne Hathaway’s cottage.Then there’s free time for Christmas shopping! B MT 7 STRATFORD-UPON-AVON / BATH Drive to the beautiful city of Bath to admire the superb Georgian architecture.Visit the Roman Baths, renowned for their mineral hot springs.This afternoon is free. Later, head to the picturesque NationalTrust village of Lacock for a Farewell Dinner in a traditional English pub. b FD 8 BATH / BLENHEIM PALACE / WINDSOR / LONDON Visit Blenheim Palace for a truly magical Christmas experience. Estate-grown Christmas trees sparkle in the Great Court and sumptuous decorations adorn the State Rooms and splendid halls. Stop in Royal Windsor before returning to London. B 9 Depart LONDON You are transferred to the airport (conditions apply), where your vacation ends. B fromthe usa LONDONto london English CountrysideFESTIVE YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers in London on Days 2 and 9 (conditions apply, see page 16) >> Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling >> Welcome Reception (WR) at a traditional Cambridge pub >> 7 breakfasts (B); 1 Highlight Christmas Lunch (HL); 1 English Cream Tea (MT); 2 three-course dinners (D), including a Farewell Dinner (FD) >> Services of a professional Travel Director >> Luxury motorcoach with air conditioning, reclining seats and onboard ­restroom >> Sightseeing with a Local Guide: Cambridge Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary hidden TREASURE A unique experience provided by your Travel Director >> Special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges >> Portfolio of travel documents >> Souvenir photo $1835from land only DEPARTURES FROM USA & PRICES per person* Fridays: Nov 8, 15, 22, 29 – $1,835 Dec 6, 13 – $1,835 * 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: $450 Triples are available, but there is no reduction. Early Payment Discount: pay by Jul 10 & save up to $138; pay by Oct 31 & save up to $92 Second Vacation Discount: save up to $92 Young Traveler Discount: $180 DAY V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO REF:WENG your personally selected hotels F First Class London | The Cumberland F Cambridge | The Cambridge Belfry F Buxton | The Palace Hotel F Stratford-Upon-Avon | Mercure Shakespeare F Bath | Hilton Bath City F London | The Cumberland F REGIONAL VACATION Celebratethe holiday season LONDONLONDON Wales ELYELY STRATFORD- UPON-AVON STRATFORD- UPON-AVON CAMBRIDGECAMBRIDGE BATHBATH BUXTONBUXTON CHATSWORTH HOUSE CHATSWORTH HOUSE LINCOLNLINCOLN WEDGWOODWEDGWOOD BLENHEIM PALACE BLENHEIM PALACE TIDESWELLTIDESWELL WINDSORWINDSOR England 1 1 1 2 1 1  LOCAL SPECIALTY  LOCAL GUIDE Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company U unique insights 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY 1 END CITY ELY cathedral
  • 62. 62 1 DEPART from the USA Board your overnight transatlantic flight. 2 ARRIVE in LONDON, England Welcome to London, the grand British capital. After checking in at your selected hotel, your time is free to begin exploring on your own. 3 To 7 LONDON  On your first full day in London, see some of the highlights of the city on a half-day sightseeing tour with a Local Guide.The balance of your time is your own to revel in all London has to offer. Perhaps visit the British Museum or theTower of London. Madame Tussauds and the National Gallery inTrafalgar Square are enticing sites, and don’t miss the Changing of the Guard at ­Buck­ing­ham Palace. Maybe take aThames River cruise to Greenwich, home of the Royal Maritime Museum and the Cutty Sark. And, shopping is world-class in London. Make the most of your stay with a selection of optional excursions. FromWindsor Castle to Oxford’s colleges and Shakespeare’s birth­place, Stratford-upon-Avon, a variety of excursions can be arranged for you. Just visit Brendan’s London Reception Centre, and the friendly hosts can assist you in making plans. Don’t forget your ticket for the Original London Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off tour and three days free travel on the city’s central bus and underground network. B-daily 8 Depart LONDON You will be transferred to the airport (condi­ tions apply), where your vacation ends. B fromthe usa LONDONto london Winter in London YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport shuttle transfers on Days 2 and 8 (conditions apply, see page 16) >> Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling >> 6 full English breakfasts (B) >> Services of a Brendan local host and London Reception Centre >> Half-day sightseeing tour with a Local Guide >> Free travel on Central London’s Underground and buses, zones 1 & 2, for three days >> Hop-On Hop-Off city tour in London >> Portfolio of travel documents $799from land only DEPARTURES FROM USA & PRICES per person* Travel any day from Oct 31, ’13 through Mar 31, ‘14 Superior First Class: $1,099 Moderate: $799 * 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: $560 (superior first class); $340 (moderate). Guaranteed room share and triple room discount not available. DAY V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO REF: CMB6 / IEC6 your personally selected hotels SUPERIOR FIRST CLASS REF: CMB6 London | The Cumberland MODERATE REF: IEC6 London | Ibis Earls Court REGIONAL VACATION Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company LONDONLONDON OXFORDOXFORD WINDSORWINDSOR England STRATFORD- UPON-AVON STRATFORD- UPON-AVON 6  LOCAL GUIDE 1 START CITY  END CITY the cumberland ibis earls court
  • 63. 63 1 DEPART from the USA Board your overnight transatlantic flight. 2 Arrive in Paris, France Welcome to Paris, the glittering City of Light. Check in at your hotel, then your time is free to relax and begin exploring on your own. 3 To 8 PARIS  On your first full day in Paris, see the Champs Élysées, Arc deTriomphe, Notre Dame, Eiffel Tower and more on a half-day sightseeing tour with a Local Guide.You’ll also take a cruise on the River Seine and visit the Fragonard Perfumery & Museum. The rest of your time is free to discover the singular French capital at your own pace. There are wonderful museums and galleries, world-class shopping, and restaurants offering delectable cuisine. Perhaps take an optional excursion.When the sun goes down, the city is still vibrantly alive in the Latin Quarter and sizzling nightclubs like the Moulin Rouge. Also included on your vacation is a visit to the Palace ofVersailles, the magnificent residence of Louis XIV. Stroll through its stunning rooms and ornamental gardens, feeling like royalty yourself. Your Brendan local host can help you plan your stay. B-daily 9 Depart PARIS You will be transferred to the airport (conditions apply), where your vacation ends. B fromthe usa PARISTO PARIS Winter in Paris YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers in Paris on Days 2 and 9 (conditions apply, see page 16) >> Twin-bedded rooms in your choice of hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling >> 7 buffet breakfasts (B) >> Services of a Brendan local host >> Sightseeing with a Local Guide: Paris, Versailles >> Portfolio of travel documents $1025from land only DEPARTURES FROM USA & PRICES per person* Saturdays: from Nov 2, ’13 through Mar 29, ‘14 Superior First Class: $1,185 Moderate: $1,025 * 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: $670 (superior first class); $490 (moderate). Guaranteed room share and triple room discount not available. DAY V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO REF:WCPS / WCPM your personally selected hotels SUPERIOR FIRST CLASS REF:WCPS Paris | NovotelTour Eiffel MODERATE REF:WCPM Paris | Relais de Paris Eiffel Cambronne REGIONAL VACATION Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company VERSAILLESVERSAILLES PARISPARIS France 7  LOCAL GUIDE 1 START CITY  END CITY novotel tour eiffel Relais de Paris Eiffel Cambronne
  • 64. 64 YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers Vienna on Day 2 and from Lucerne to Zurich on Day 9 (conditions apply, see page 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 >> 7 hot buffet breakfasts (B); 3 three-course dinners (D), including 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: Vienna, Salzburg Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary >> Special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges where applicable hidden delight A unique experience provided by your Travel Director >> Portfolio of travel documents >> Souvenir photo DEPARTURES from usa & PRICES per person* Saturdays: Nov 23, 30 – $1,765 Dec 7 – $1,765 Mondays: Nov 25 – $1,765 Dec 9 – $1,765 Tuesdays: Dec 3 – $1,765 Wednesdays: Nov 27 – $1,765 Dec 11 – $1,765 * 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. Christmas markets are generally open from the beginning of the Advent until December 23. Brendan reserves the right to substitute sites and Christmas market inclusions in keeping with the events of the season. Single Room Supplement: $440 Triple Room Reduction: $20 Early Payment Discount: pay by Jul 10 & save up to $132; pay by Oct 31 & save up to $88 Second Vacation Discount: up to $88 Young Traveler Discount: $170 fromthe usa Viennato Zurich REGIONAL VACATION your personally selected hotels Vienna | HiltonVienna Danube F Munich | Sheraton MunichWestpark F Innsbruck | Grauer Bär F Lucerne | Astoria F F First Class REF:WCMA $1765from 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 Christmas Marketsof austria, germany & switzerland V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO King Ludwig’s fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle the storybook town of Lucerne
  • 65. 65 1 DEPART from the USA Board your overnight transatlantic flight. 2 ARRIVE IN VIENNA, AUSTRIA Welcome toVienna, the timeless Austrian capital. Stroll along the boulevards or relax until gathering with your fellow travelers and Travel Director for aWelcome Reception.Then take an evening drive through the city. WR 3 VIENNA SIGHTSEEING & CHRISTMAS MARKETS  Your Local Guide shows you the Hofburg, the former home of the Hapsburgs. On to see the Parliament, City Hall, Ringstrasse, and the grand State Opera House.Then visit the Christkindlmarkt and shop for handmade wooden toys, holiday gifts, delicious gingerbread and warming glühwein from traditional decorated wooden stalls. B 4 VIENNA / SALZBURG / MUNICH, GERMANY  Drive along the scenic DanubeValley to the magical city of Salzburg.Visit the enchanting Christmas market and see the Mirabell Gardens, Mozart’s birthplace and the Old City on a walking tour with a Local Guide.Then cross fairytale Alpine landscapes to dynamic city of Munich. B D 5 MUNICH ORIENTATION & FREE TIME Discover Munich on an orientation with your Travel Director. Admire the Marienplatz with its impressiveTown Hall and the ornate Glockenspiel.The rest of the day is free to enjoy the festive spirit at the Christmas market. Later, perhaps visit a lively beer hall. B 6 MUNICH / NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE / OBERAMMERGAU / INNSBRUCK, austria Standing on a rugged hilltop and set against dramatic snow-capped mountains, Neuschwanstein is every inch the fairytale castle!Visit King Ludwig’s unforgettable whimsy.Then on to Oberammergau, known for its frescoed buildings and the Passion Play performed here every 10 years. Cross the border into Austria and travel to Innsbruck. Admire the 15th century Golden Roof, then browse through the Christmas market in the OldTown Square and immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere! B D 7 INNSBRUCK / ZURICH CHRISTMAS MARKET / LUCERNE Travel through Alpine landscapes into Switzerland. Explore the Christmas market in Zurich, held inside the main train station. On to enchanting lakeside Lucerne, where your evening is at leisure. B 8 LUCERNE ORIENTATION & FREE TIME See the poignant Lion Monument, the 14th century covered wooden Chapel Bridge and the beautiful Baroque Jesuit Church.Your afternoon is free to shop in Lucerne’s quaint Christmas market.This evening, join your companions andTravel Director for a festive Farewell Dinner with wine. B FD 9 LUCERNE / DEPART ZURICH You will be transferred from Lucerne to Zurich Airport (conditions apply), where your vacation ends. Please do not book flights departing before 10:00 a.m. B DAY Germany Austria INNSBRUCKINNSBRUCK LUCERNELUCERNE VIENNAVIENNA MUNICHMUNICH NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE SALZBURGSALZBURG Switzerland OBERAMMERGAUOBERAMMERGAUZURICHZURICH 2 2 1 2 Salzburg,the home of Mozart and “The Sound of Music” 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY 1 END CITY  LOCAL GUIDE Vienna’s magical Christmas Market
  • 66. 66 YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers in Frankfurt on Day 2 and in Berlin on Day 9 (conditions apply, see page 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 >> 7 hot buffet breakfasts (B); 3 three-course dinners (D), including 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: Berlin Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary >> Special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges where applicable hidden delight A unique experience provided by your Travel Director >> Portfolio of travel documents >> Souvenir photo DEPARTURES from usa & PRICES per person* Wednesdays: Nov 27 – $1,699 Dec 4 – $1,699 Dec 11 – $1,725 Thursdays: Nov 28 – $1,699 Dec 5 – $1,699 Dec 12 – $1,725 Friday: Dec 13 – $1,725 Saturday: Dec 14 – $1,725 * 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. Christmas markets are generally open from the beginning of the Advent until December 23. Brendan reserves the right to substitute sites and Christmas market inclusions in keeping with the events of the season. Single Room Supplement: $440 Triples are available, but there is no reduction. Early Payment Discount: pay by Jul 10 & save up to $129; pay by Oct 31 & save up to $86 Second Vacation Discount: up to $86 Young Traveler Discount: $170 fromthe usa Frankfurtto Berlin REGIONAL VACATION your personally selected hotels Frankfurt | Sheraton Offenbach F Nuremberg | Novotel Nuremberg MF Erfurt | Park Inn by Radisson in Apfelstadt MF Dresden | Pullman Dresden Newa F Berlin | Hilton Berlin SF SF Superior First Class F First Class MF Moderate First Class REF:WMAR $1699from 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 Christmas Markets german V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO dresden’s christmas market christmas market in erfurt the berlin tv tower
  • 67. 67 1 DEPART from the USA Board your overnight transatlantic flight. 2 Arrive in Frankfurt, Germany Welcome to Germany! Each year in November and December the festive atmosphere builds throughout Germany with the start of Christmas celebrations.Towns and villages are decorated, Christmas markets open and the wonderful smell of stollen (Christmas cake) and glühwein (mulled wine) is found around every corner.This afternoon, yourTravel Director will take you on an orientation tour of the DAY city’s dynamic financial center and medieval Römerplatz. Later, gather with your fellow travelers for aWelcome Reception with drinks and a light meal. WR 3 FRANKFURT / WÜRZBURG / ROTHENBURG / NUREMBERG Your first visit this morning is inWürzburg on the banks of the River Main.This city is renowned for its art and architectural heritage. The Residence Castle, a baroque masterpiece, is a UNESCOWorld Heritage site.There’s time to explore the charming markets in the heart ofWürzburg’s OldTown before heading to Rothenburg. Here, yourTravel Director will take you on an orientation walk to see the most well-preserved medieval town in Germany. Then on to Nuremberg, where you can admire the mighty ramparts, bustling marketplace and St. Sebald’s Cathedral on an orientation tour of the city. B D 4 NUREMBERG / WARTBURG CASTLE / ERFURT A very special Christmas market is held during Advent in the courtyard of impressiveWartburg Castle in Eisenach. Explore and enjoy typical German crafts, music and entertainment as you wander through the stalls. Later travel to Erfurt, boasting a large Christmas market. There are more than 200 stalls and a Ferris wheel, plus you’ll see the Merchants’ Bridge (Krämerbrücke) which has 32 houses along its length, making it the longest inhabited bridge in Europe. B 5 ERFURT / WEIMAR / DRESDEN In 1816,Weimar put up the first public Christmas tree, for children whose parents could not afford their own. After enjoying the festive Christmas market, travel to Dresden, known as “Florence on the Elbe.” See the highlights of this striking Renaissance city including the Opera House and Zwinger Palace. B D 6 DRESDEN CHRISTMAS MARKET A blaze of lights, the smell of mulled wine and Christmas carols invite you to Dresden’s Striezelmarkt, Germany’s oldest Christmas market. On the second weekend in Advent, during the Stollen feast, the people of Dresden pay homage to their Christmas pastry, the original Dresdner Christstollen. On the 3rd weekend of Advent, the Pyramid feast takes place.Taste typical Saxon delicacies and buy traditional handicrafts in the heart of this baroque city, immersing yourself in the festive atmosphere! B 7 DRESDEN / LEIPZIG / BERLIN Just as it did 500 years ago, the Leipzig Christmas market blends into the historic backdrop of the city center.With more than 250 traditionally decorated stalls, it lives up to its reputation as one of the biggest and most interesting Christmas markets in Germany. See the world’s largest free-standing Advent calendar before heading to Berlin, one of the most vibrant and fascinating cities in Europe. B 8 BERLIN SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME U  This morning enjoy a Unique Insight experience with fantastic 360° views of the city from the BerlinTVTower. Marvel at the landmarks of the old East andWest sections of Berlin during a sightseeing tour with a Local Guide. See the Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden Boulevard, the German State Opera House, Reichstag Building,Tiergarten and the shopping and entertainment district of Kurfürstendamm.The rest of the day is free to explore on your own and do some last-minute shopping.This evening, join your traveling companions andTravel Director for a festive Farewell Dinner with wine. B FD 9 DEPART BERLIN You will be transferred to the airport (conditions apply), where your vacation ends. B G e r m a n y BERLINBERLIN DRESDENDRESDEN WEIMARWEIMAR WARTBURG CASTLEWARTBURG CASTLE NUREMBERGNUREMBERG ROTHENBURGROTHENBURG FRANKFURTFRANKFURT WÜRZBURGWÜRZBURG ERFURTERFURT France Belgium Poland Austria Netherlands Czech Republic LEIPZIGLEIPZIG 2 2 1 1 1 the medieval town of rothenburg 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY 1 END CITY U unique insights LOCAL GUIDE
  • 68. 68 Italian Trio YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers in Venice on Day 2 and Rome on Day 9 (conditions apply, see page 16) >> Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling >> 7 hot breakfasts (B); 1 lunch (L); 4 dinners with wine (D) including a Welcome Dinner (WD) and a Farewell Dinner (FD) >> Services of a professional Travel Director >> Luxury motorcoach with reclining seats, air conditioning and onboard restroom >> Sightseeing with Local Guides: Venice, Florence, Rome Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary hidden delight A unique experience provided by your Travel Director >> Special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges >> Portfolio of travel documents DEPARTURES from usa & PRICES per person* ✔ All Departures Guaranteed Saturdays: Nov 2, 9, 23 – $1,995 Dec 21§ – $1,899 Dec 28§ – $2,189 2014: Mar 8, 22 – $1,895 Apr 5, 19 – $2,395 * 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: Special festivities have been arranged for these departures. Single Room Supplement: $799 Guaranteed room share not available. Triple Room Reduction: $19 Early Payment Discount: pay by Jul 10 & save up to $180; pay by Oct 31 & save up to $120 Second Vacation Discount: up to $120 Young Traveler Discount: $220 fromthe usa VENICEto ROME REGIONAL VACATION your personally selected hotels Venice | Carlton on the Grand Canal F Florence | NH Anglo American F Rome | BW Hotel Universo F F First Class REF: K100 $1895from land only Visit BrendanVacations.com for up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. ✔ All departures on this Guided Vacation are guaranteed to operate. Operated by our partner V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO the duomo in florence venice
  • 69. 69 1 DEPART from the USA Board your overnight transatlantic flight. 2 Arrive in VENICE, ITALY 8 Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel.The rest of the day is free.Tonight, join yourTravel Director for aWelcome Dinner. WD DAY 3 VENICE SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME   See the highlights ofVenice on a walking tour with a Local Guide. Start in grand St. Mark’s Square.Visit St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace, and view the BellTower and Bridge of Sighs. Next, watch a demonstration of traditionalVenetian glassblowing, a Local Specialty.The balance of the day is free to enjoyVenice at your own pace. B 4 venice / pisa / florence 8 Drive to historic Ferrara, once ruled by Alfonso d’Este and his wife, Lucrezia Borgia. After an orientation tour, continue to Pisa.View the famous LeaningTower in the Piazza del Miracoli. Then on to the splendid city of Florence. B D 5 florence sightseeing & FREE TIME  A morning walking tour with a Local Guide begins at the Piazza del Duomo to see the Cathedral, Giotto’s BellTower, and the Baptistery with the bronze “Gates of Paradise.” Then, visit the Academy of Fine Arts, where Michelangelo’s David is displayed.Your tour ends at the Piazzale Michelangelo.The rest of the day is free to savor theTuscan capital your own way. Maybe see more of the city center, browse through the shops or stop at a gelateria and enjoy some delicious gelato. B 6 florence / assisi / rome 8 Travel to Assisi, the 12th-century birthplace of St. Francis, who lived a simple and pious life. A walking tour here visits the beautiful Basilica of St. Francis.Then continue to Rome, Italy’s timeless capital. B D 7 rome sightseeing  A full day sightseeing tour with a Local Guide shows you all the highlights of the Eternal City. Visit theVatican Museums with the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica.Then continue on to visit the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and ancient Palatine Hill overlooking the Circus Maximus and the Imperial Palace. B L 8 rome. FREE day 8A full day free. Perhaps take an optional trip to Pompeii or the Catacombs.Tonight, a Farewell Dinner is a perfect way to celebrate your Italian adventure. B FD 9 DEPart rome You will be transferred to Rome’s Fiumicino Airport, where your vacation ends. B FLORENCE FERRARA ASSISI VENICE ROME Tuscany I t a l y ADRIATIC SEA PISA 3 2 2 ROME,the“eternal city” PISA’S FAMOUS TOWER  LOCAL SPECIALTY 8 local wine with dinner LOCAL GUIDE 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY 1 END CITY
  • 70. 70 Italysimply YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers in Rome on Days 2 and 9 (conditions apply, see page 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 >> 7 hot buffet breakfasts (B); 1 Be My Guest lunch (BG); and 2 three-course dinners (D) with wine, including a Farewell Dinner (FD) >> Services of a professionalTravel Director >> Luxury motorcoach with air conditioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom >> Sightseeing with a Local Guide: Rome, Florence Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary >> 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 >> Souvenir photo DEPARTURES FROM USA & PRICES per person* Saturdays: Oct 26 – $1,885 Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – $1,825 Dec 7, 14 – $1,825 Dec 21§ – $1,899 Dec 28§ – $2,125 2014: Jan 4, 11, 18, 25 – $1,825 Feb 1, 8, 15 – $1,825 Feb 22u – $1,975 Mar 1, 8, 15, 22 – $1,825 Mar 29 – $1,899 Apr 5 – $1,899 Apr 12✝, 19✝ – $2,099 * 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: Special festivities have been arranged for these departures. uCarnival:This departure will be inVenice during Carnival. ✝ These departures will be in Rome on Easter Sunday. Single Room Supplement: $380 (Dec 28); $360 (Feb 22, Apr 12, 19); $290 (all other departures) Triple Room Reduction: $40 Early Payment Discount: pay by Jul 10 & save up to $159; pay by Oct 31& save up to $106 Second Vacation Discount: save up to $106 Young Traveler Discount: $180 fromthe usa rometo ROME your personally selected hotels Rome | Executive Style F Venice | Boscolo Bellini F Florence | Grand Hotel Mediterraneo F Rome | Sheraton Golf Parco de Medici SF SF Superior First Class F First Class REF:WISIA REGIONAL VACATION $1825from land only V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company chianti vineyard the medieval town of siena fountain of the four rivers,rome
  • 71. 71 DAY 1 DEPART from the USA Board your overnight transatlantic flight. 2 Arrive in Rome, Italy Welcome to Rome! Spend the day relaxing or exploring this ancient city on your own.This evening gather for aWelcome Reception with yourTravel Director and fellow travelers. Afterward, take a drive to see the city lights and finish with a stroll through Piazza Navona featuring the famous Fountain of the Four Rivers. WR 3 Rome Sightseeing & FREE TIME  U A sightseeing tour with a Local Guide begins at theVatican Museums. Experience a Unique Insight when you ascend the step-less spiral staircase. Admire Michelangelo’s magnificent ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and then visit St. Peter’s Basilica to see his famous Pietà. Later, view the Forum, center of daily life in ancient Rome, and visit the infamous Colosseum. See the Circus Maximus where Ben Hur-style chariot racing took place.The rest of the day is free to discover more of the city or relax at a sidewalk café and watch the world go by. B 4 ROME / VENICE 8 Travel through scenic Umbria and see the impressive hilltop towns of Orte and Orvieto. EnteringTuscany, pass Chianti vineyards and terraced olive groves before crossing the forestedApennine hills.Arrive later in Venice, one of the most unique cities in the world. B D 5 VENICE ORIENTATION & FREE TIME  Cruise by private motor launch along the Grand Canal, taking in views of the Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs.Watch a Local Specialty demonstration of the ancient art of glassblowing at a workshop on Giudecca Island.Then there’s time on your own to join the various optional activities available or to explore the labyrinth of streets and canals. B 6 VENICE / PISA / FLORENCE Travel across theVeneto plains, then over the steep Apennine Mountains to the city of Pisa. See the incredible LeaningTower, the splendid marble Cathedral and Baptistery in the Square of Miracles. Later, travel through the province ofTuscany to Renaissance Florence. B 7 FLORENCE SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME  r Your Local Guide shows you the multicolored Duomo, PonteVecchio and Piazza Signoria on a walking tour.Take in the panoramic view over the city from Piazzale Michelangelo.Then enjoy a Be My GuestTuscan Lunch made with locally-sourced fresh produce. Afterward your time is free to shop or perhaps visit the Fine Arts Academy to see the famous statue of David by Michelangelo. B BG 8 FLORENCE / SIENA / ROME Drive through Chianti vineyards to the medieval city of Siena. An orientation tour includes the Piazza del Campo, the scene of the annual Palio horse races.There is time to shop forTuscan specialties before returning to the Eternal City.This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner with yourTravel Director and fellow travelers. B FD 9 depart rome Say arrivederci to yourTravel Director and fellow travelers.You will be transferred to the airport (conditions apply), where your vacation ends. B FLORENCEFLORENCE SIENASIENA PISAPISA VENICEVENICE ROMEROME Italy Chianti 1 2 2 2 spend two nights in florence, beautifully situated on the arno river 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY 1 END CITY U unique insightsr be my guest LOCAL SPECIALTY  LOCAL GUIDE 8 local wine with dinner
  • 72. 72 Italian Cities great YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers in Rome on Day 2 and Venice on Day 11 (conditions apply, see page 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 >> 9 hot buffet breakfasts (B) and 3 three- course dinners (D) including a Be My Guest Dinner (BG) 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: Rome, Assisi, Florence, Bologna Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary hidden treasure A unique experience provided by your Travel Director >> Special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges >> Portfolio of travel documents >> Souvenir photo DEPARTURES FROM USA & PRICES per person* Thursdays: Oct 31 – $2,399 Nov 7, 14 – $2,285 Nov 21, 28 – $2,299 Dec 5, 12‡ – $2,299 Dec 19§‡ – $2,335 Dec 26§‡ – $2,565 2014: Jan 2‡, 9, 16, 23, 30 – 2,299$ Feb 6, 13 – $2,299 Feb 20 – $2,550 Feb 27 – $2,299 Mar 6, 13, 20, 27 – $2,299 Apr 3 – $2,299 Apr 10§ – $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. § Holiday Departures: Special festivities have been arranged for these departures. Single Room Supplement: $540 (Feb 20, Apr 10); $440 (all other departures) Triple Room Reduction: $70 Early Payment Discount: pay by Jul 10 & save up to $197; pay by Oct 31 & save up to $131 Second Vacation Discount: save up to $131 Young Traveler Discount: $230 fromthe usa rometoVENICE your personally selected hotels Rome | Il Cantico F Florence | Ambasciatori F Venice | Boscolo Bellini F SF Superior First Class F First Class REF:WGIC $2285from land only V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company ‡ Family Vacations On Dec 12, 19 & 26, 2013 and Jan 2, 2014, we will operate a second departure geared toward families.These will include a pizza-making lesson in Rome, ice cream tasting in Florence and Carnival mask painting inVenice. Your Personally Selected Hotels Rome | Barcelo Aran Mantegna SF Florence | Grand Hotel Mediterraneo F Venice | NovotelVenezia Mestre Castellana F Price Per Person From: The price reduction per person for Family departures is: $35 (Dec 12, 19 and Jan 2); $80 (Dec 26). Quad rooms are available for families with young children. The reduction per person in a quad room is $220. THE PONTE VECCHIO IN FLORENCE VENICE,the “queen of the adriatic” FAMILY VACAT ION ‡
  • 73. 73 1 DEPART from the USA Board your overnight transatlantic flight. 2 Arrive in Rome, Italy Welcome to Rome! Relax after your journey or begin exploring on your own. Later, meet your Travel Director for aWelcome Reception and an evening orientation drive to view St. Peter’s Basilica. WR 3 Rome Sightseeing  U Visit theVatican Museums with a Local Guide. Ascend the step-less spiral staircase, a Unique Insight, and see Michelanglo’s incredible Sistine Chapel ceiling and the touching Pietà. After seeing the Forum and Circus Maximus and a visit to the mighty Colosseum, the rest of the day is free. B 4 Rome FREE DAY A full day free to see the Eternal City your way, shop, relax in a café, or perhaps join an optional excursion to ancient Pompeii. B 5 Rome / Assisi / Florence  Drive to the mystical town of Assisi.Your tour with a Local Guide focuses on sites reminiscent of St. Francis, including the Basilica and the Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli, standing at the place where the pious Saint died.Then on throughTuscany to Florence. B 6 Florence Sightseeing  r On a walking tour with a Local Guide, see the Piazza Signoria, the Duomo, the Baptistery with its famous bronze doors and the Ponte Vecchio over the River Arno.Tonight, visit a Tuscan wine and olive oil estate for a Be My Guest dinner in a castle. B BG 7 Pisa Excursion In Pisa, see the LeaningTower, the Cathedral, the Baptistery and the cemetery, which is said to have soil brought from Calvary in the Holy Land.The rest of the day is free in Florence. B 8 Florence / Bologna / Venice  8See the “KissingTowers” and other highlights of Bologna with a Local Guide.Then continue to the grand city ofVenice. B D 9 Venice Canal Cruise & OrientatioN  Savor the sights and sounds as you cruise to St. Mark’s Square by private launch. See the Bridge of Sighs, Palladian Churches, St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. Stroll across St. Mark’s Square to a glassblowing workshop to witness this ancient art, a Local Specialty. The balance of the day is free. B 10 Secret Venice Walking Tour & Visit to the Market | | Cruise along the Grand Canal to the Rialto Bridge.Visit the fish market on a Small Group Sightseeing walking tour, then on to see Marco Polo’s house.The rest of the afternoon is at leisure.This evening, join your fellow travellers for a festive Farewell Dinner. B FD 11 Depart Venice Included transfer to the airport (conditions apply), where your vacation ends. B DAY FLORENCEFLORENCE BOLOGNABOLOGNA ASSISIASSISI VENICEVENICE ROMEROME TuscanyTuscany Italy PISAPISA ADRIATIC SEA TYRRHENIAN SEA POMPEII (optional) POMPEII (optional) 3 3 3 THE CEILING OF ST.PETER’S BASILICA, VATICAN CITY 8 local wine with dinnerU unique insights | | small group sightseeing 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY 1 END CITY r be my guest LOCAL SPECIALTY  LOCAL GUIDE the colosseum,rome
  • 74. 74 ItalyREAL YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES: >> Airport transfers in Rome on Days 2 and 11 (conditions apply, see page 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 >> 9 hot buffet breakfasts (B); and 5 dinners including 2 three-course dinners (D) with local wine, a Highlight Dinner (HD), a Be My Guest Dinner (BG) and a Farewell Dinner (FD) with wine >> Services of a professional Travel Director >> Luxury motorcoach with air conditioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom >> Cruise to the Isle of Capri >> Sightseeing with a Local Guide: Rome, Florence, Isle of Capri Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary >> 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 >> Souvenir photo DEPARTURES FROM USA & PRICES per person* Fridays: Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 – $2,235 Dec 6 – $2,235 Dec 27§ – $2,385 2014: Jan 3, 10, 24 – $2,235 Feb 7, 21, 28 – $2,235 Mar 7, 14, 21 – $2,235 Mar 28 – $2,299 Apr 4 – $2,325 Thursdays: Dec 12 – $2,235 Dec 19§ – $2,275 * Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. Your Brendan Specialist will quote you the lowest airfare available from your hometown at the time of booking. § Holiday Departures: Special festivities have been arranged for these departures. Single Room Supplement: $440 Triple Room Reduction: $50 Early Payment Discount: pay by Jul 10 & save up to $179; pay by Oct 31 & save up to $119 Second Vacation Discount: up to $119 Young Traveler Discount: $220 fromthe usa rometo ROME your personally selected hotels Rome | Grand HotelTiberio F Venice | NH Laguna Palace F in Mestre Florence | Grand Hotel Mediterraneo F Sorrento | Johanna Park F Rome | Sheraton Golf Parco de Medici SF SF Superior First Class F First Class REF:WITMA REGIONAL VACATION $2235from land only V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS,VISIT: BrendanVacations.com Operated in conjunction with our sister company the isle of capri – where ulysses escaped doom at the call of the sirens juliet’s balcony in verona
  • 75. 75 DAY 1 DEPART from the USA* Board your overnight transatlantic flight. 2 Arrive in Rome, Italy Welcome to Rome! Join yourTravel Director this evening for aWelcome Reception. WR 3 Rome Sightseeing & FREE TIME  Visit St. Peter’s Square and the Basilica. Then cross the RiverTiber and see the Circus Maximus, where the chariot races were held. Finally visit the Colosseum.With a free afternoon, perhaps explore the ancient Catacombs, shop in the boutiques alongVia Condotti or relax with a coffee in a café. B 4 Rome sightseeing / VENICE U  8 Get a Unique Insight at theVatican Museums as you ascend the step-less spiral staircase. Next, take a guided tour of Michelanglo’s Sistine Chapel.Then, leaving Rome, travel past the medieval hilltop towns of Orte and Orvieto. See the Chianti vineyards and extensive olive groves as you cross theApennine Hills and on to enchantingVenice. B D 5 VENICE SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME  Take a canal cruise to St. Mark’s Square and see the Byzantine Basilica, the Bridge of Sighs and the Doge’s Palace before a Local Specialty glassblowing demonstration at a Murano glass factory.Then there is free time to discover some of the 118 islands in the lagoon and perhaps enjoy a fresh seafood lunch. B 6 venice / verona / florence  Drive toVerona, Shakespeare’s city of Romeo and Juliet. A walking tour reveals the Roman arena and the balcony of Juliet. Continue to Florence. where a walking tour shows you the Piazza della Signoria, the PonteVecchio, the Cathedral and Baptistery with its famed bronze doors.Tonight enjoy a Highlight Dinner in a local restaurant. B HD 7 FLORENCE. FREE DAY The day is at leisure to explore the city at your own pace or relax in a sidewalk café.This afternoon, you have the opportunity to take an excursion to San Gimignano, famous for its tall medieval towers. B 8 FLORENCE / monte cassino / SORRENTO 8 Stop at Monte Cassino for a visit to the Common­wealth SecondWorldWar cemetery located beneath the Abbey.Then to the Bay of Naples in the shadow of MountVesuvius. Finally, take a coastal drive to the resort town of Sorrento. B D 9 Isle of Capri Excursion   r Sail across the Bay of Naples to the island of Capri.There is time to discover the delights of the island or to take an optional tour. Later, return to Sorrento and visit an inlaid wood- working factory for a short demonstration on production of this Local Specialty.Tonight, visit a family home on a lemon farm for a Be My Guest Dinner. B BG 10 sorrento / pompeii / rome | | This morning on a Small Group Sightseeing tour, visit the exca­vations at Pompeii. Re-live the day-by-day existence of the ancient Pompeiians as you explore the city both destroyed and preserved by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D.Then head back to Rome. This evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner. B FD 11 depart rome You will be transferred to the airport (conditions apply), where your vacation ends. B FLORENCEFLORENCE VERONAVERONA MONTE CASSINOMONTE CASSINO VENICEVENICE ROMEROME Italy POMPEIIPOMPEII ISLE OF CAPRI Chianti 1 2 2 2 2 don’t forget to toss a coin in the trevi fountain to ensure your return to rome 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY 1 END CITY 8 local wine with dinnerU unique insights | | small group sightseeingr be my guest LOCAL SPECIALTY  LOCAL GUIDE
  • 76. 76 Bella Italia YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers in Venice on Day 2 and Sorrento to Naples on Day 12 (conditions apply, see page 16) >> Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling >> 10 breakfasts (B); 1 lunch (L); 5 dinners with wine (D) including a Welcome Dinner (WD) and a Highlight Dinner (HD) >> Services of a professional Travel Director >> Luxury motorcoach with reclining seats, air conditioning and onboard restroom >> Sightseeing with Local Guides: Venice, Florence, Rome, Pompeii, Capri Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary hidden delight A unique experience provided by your Travel Director >> Special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges >> Portfolio of travel documents DEPARTURES from usa & PRICES per person* ✔ All Departures Guaranteed Saturdays: Nov 2 – $2,998 2014: Apr 5 – $2,998 Apr 19 – $3,088 * 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: $892 Triple Room Reduction: $27 Early Payment Discount: pay by Jul 10 & save up to $225; pay by Oct 31 & save up to $150 Second Vacation Discount: up to $150 Young Traveler Discount: $300 fromthe usa VENICEto NAPLES your personally selected hotels Venice | Carlton on the Grand Canal F Florence | NH Anglo American F Rome | BW Hotel Universo F Sorrento | La Residenza F or Parco dei Principi SF F First Class REF: K101 $2998from land only Visit BrendanVacations.com for up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. ✔ All departures on this Guided Vacation are guaranteed to operate. Operated by our partner REGIONAL VACATION V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO la pietÀ by michelangelo, St.Peter’s Basilica,Vatican City capri rises over 1,900 feet from the tyrrhenian sea florence
  • 77. 77  LOCAL SPECIALTY 8 local wINE with dinner DAY 1 DEPART from the USA Board your overnight transatlantic flight. 2 Arrive in VENICE, ITALY 8 Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free.Tonight, join yourTravel Director for aWelcome Dinner. WD 3 VENICE SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME   See the highlights ofVenice on a walking tour with a Local Guide. Start in grand St. Mark’s Square. Visit St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace, and view the BellTower and Bridge of Sighs. Next, watch a demonstration of traditionalVenetian glassblowing, a Local Specialty.The balance of the day is at leisure to enjoyVenice at your own pace. B 4 venice / pisa / florence 8 Drive to historic Ferrara, an intellectual and architectural center during the Renaissance. After an orientation tour, continue to Pisa.View the famous LeaningTower in the Piazza del Miracoli. Then on to the splendid city of Florence. B D 5 florence sightseeing & FREE TIME  A morning city tour with a Local Guide begins at the Piazza del Duomo to see the Cathedral, Giotto’s BellTower, and the Baptistery with the bronze “Gates of Paradise.”Then, visit the Academy of Fine Arts, where Michelangelo’s David is displayed. Your tour ends at the Piazzale Michelangelo.The rest of the day is at leisure to savor the Renaissance splendor of theTuscan capital your own way. Maybe see more of the glorious city center, browse through the shops on the PonteVecchio or stop at a gelateria and enjoy some delicious gelato. B 6 florence / assisi / rome 8 Travel to Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis, where a walking tour visits the Basilica of St. Francis. Then continue to Rome, Italy’s timeless capital. B D 7 rome sightseeing  A full day sightseeing tour with a Local Guide shows you all the highlights of the Eternal City.Visit theVatican Museums with the unequaled Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica.Then continue on to visit the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and ancient Palatine Hill overlooking the Circus Maximus and the Imperial Palace.Your evening is at leisure. B L 8 rome. FREE day 8 A full day free in spectacular Rome.Tonight, a Highlight Dinner in a local restaurant is a perfect way to celebrate your Italian adventure. B HD 9 ROME / sorrento  8 Travel south to Pompeii for a guided visit.Then on to Sorrento, set on the Bay of Naples. B D 10 ISLE of capri excursion  Glide across the bay to the Isle of Capri. Visit the Gardens of Caesar Augustus, view the famed Faraglioni Rocks and enjoy some free time before returning to Sorrento. B 11 sorrento. FREE day A full day free to explore the delights of Sorrento your way. B 12 sorrento / depart NAPLES You will be transferred this morning to Naples airport, where your vacation ends. B  LOCAL GUIDE FLORENCEFLORENCE FERRARAFERRARA ASSISIASSISI VENICEVENICE ROMEROME TuscanyTuscany I t a l y ADRIATIC SEA PISAPISA SORRENTOSORRENTO NAPLESNAPLES POMPEIIPOMPEII ISLE OF CAPRIISLE OF CAPRI 2 2 3 3 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY  END CITY sorrento coast the swiss guard has protected the vatican and the pope since 1506
  • 78. 78 ItalyBEST OF YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers in Rome on Days 2 and 14 (conditions apply, see page 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 >> 12 hot buffet breakfasts (B); 1 Be My Guest lunch (BG); 5 three-course dinners (D) with wine including a Farewell Dinner (FD) >> Services of a professional Travel Director >> Luxury motorcoach with air conditioning reclining seats and onboard restroom >> Cruise to the Isle of Capri >> Sightseeing with a Local Guide: Rome, Pompeii, Assisi, Milan, Florence Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary hidden treasure A unique experience provided by your Travel Director >> Special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges >> Portfolio of travel documents >> Souvenir photo DEPARTURES FROM USA & PRICES per person* Fridays: Nov 1 – $2,775 Nov 8, 15, 22, 29 – $2,685 Dec 6, 13§ – $2,685 Dec 20§, 27§ – $2,975 2014: Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 – $2,685 Feb 7, 14 – $2,685 Feb 21u – $2,850 Feb 28 – $2,685 Mar 7, 14, 21– $2,685 Mar 28– $2,765 Apr 4 – $2,765 Apr 11 – $2,985 * 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. § Holiday Departures: Special festivities have been arranged for these departures. uCarnival:This departure will be inVenice during Carnival. Single Room Supplement: $700 (Feb 21); $690 (Apr 11); $600 (all other departures) Triple Room Reduction: $70 Early Payment Discount: pay by Jul 10 & save up to $224; pay by Oct 31& save up to $149 Second Vacation Discount: save up to $149 Young Traveler Discount: $270 NOTE:This tour visits Switzerland. Ask yourTravel Agent about visa requirements. Responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler. fromthe usa rometo ROME your personally selected hotels Rome | Il Cantico F Sorrento | Johanna Park F Assisi | Cenacolo F Venice | Principe MF Varese | Palace Grand SF Florence | Grand Hotel Mediterraneo F Rome | Grand HotelTiberio F SF Superior First Class F First Class MF Moderate First Class REF:WTBO REGIONAL VACATION $2685from land only V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company picturesque and colorful lake COMO milan’s magnificent cathedral
  • 79. 79 DAY 1 DEPART from the USA Board your overnight transatlantic flight. 2 Arrive in Rome, Italy Welcome to Rome! Join yourTravel Director this evening for aWelcome Reception and an orientation drive to see St. Peter’s Basilica. WR 3 Rome Sightseeing & FREE TIME  Visit St. Peter’s Basilica with a Local Guide.Then on to see the Forum and Circus Maximus, and visit the mighty Colosseum.The rest of the day is free. B 4 Rome / SORRENTO U  8 Get a Unique Insight into theVatican Museums as you ascend the step-less spiral staircase.Admire the Sistine Chapel with a Local Guide, then on to visit the Commonwealth Cemetery in Monte Cassino. End the day in Sorrento. B D 5 Isle of Capri Excursion  Witness the art of inlaid woodworking, a Local Specialty.Then travel by ferry to the Isle of Capri. After a walking tour there’s free time before returning to Sorrento. B 6 SORRENTO / POMPEII / ASSISI  8 As you head north, stop in Pompeii and visit the ancient city destroyed by an eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D. with a Local Guide. Continue to peaceful Assisi, the home of devout St. Francis. See the city and visit the Basilica of St. Francis with your Local Guide. B D 7 Assisi / Venice 8 Drive to the Roman town of Classe.Visit the Church of St. Apollinaris and see the Basilica of Pomposa.Then on to romanticVenice. B D 8 Venice Sightseeing & FREE TIME  Cruise by private motor launch to St. Mark’s Square.View the Bridge of Sighs, Doge’s Palace and Basilica. Afterward, watch a traditional glassblowing demonstration, a Local Specialty. B 9 Venice / Milan / VARESE  8 InVerona, admire the Roman arena and Juliet’s balcony. Cross to Milan for a walking tour with a Local Guide. See the Duomo, La Scala Opera House and the Galleria.Then on toVarese. B D 10 Lake como Excursion Travel to splendid Lake Como.Then there’s free time to explore and enjoy the magnificent scenery. B 11 VARESE / Pisa / Florence Journey south to Pisa. See the extraordinary LeaningTower before arriving in Florence. B 12 Florence sightseeing & FREE TIME  r The Cathedral, Signoria Square and the PonteVecchio are featured on a walking tour with a Local Guide. Enjoy a panoramic view from Piazzale Michelangelo before a Be My Guest Lunch at a typical farmhouse and a free afternoon. B BG 13 Florence / Siena / Rome Drive to medieval Siena, famous for the Palio horse race.Then back to Rome with some time free before a Farewell Dinner. B FD 14 Depart Rome You will be transferred to the airport (condi­ tions apply), where your vacation ends. B FLORENCEFLORENCE VERONAVERONA PISAPISA VENICEVENICE ROMEROME Italy SORRENTOSORRENTO VARESEVARESE Switzerland MILANMILAN LAKE COMOLAKE COMO TuscanyTuscany ADRIATIC SEA TYRRHENIAN SEA ISLE OF CAPRIISLE OF CAPRI ASSISIASSISISIENASIENA POMPEIIPOMPEII MONTE CASSINO MONTE CASSINO CLASSECLASSE POMPOSAPOMPOSA 12 2 2 2 1 2 the beautiful isle of capri 8 local wine with dinnerU unique insights 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY 1 END CITY r be my guest LOCAL SPECIALTY  LOCAL GUIDE
  • 80. 80 BritainREAL YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport shuttle transfers in London on Days 2 and 9 (conditions apply, see page 16) >> Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling >> Welcome Pub Reception (WR) with a traditional British pub meal and drinks >> 7 breakfasts (B); 2 three-course dinners (D) including a Farewell Be My Guest Dinner (BG) with wine >> Host service in London; services of a professional Travel Director >> Luxury motorcoach with air conditioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom >> Sightseeing with a Local Guide: Edinburgh Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary >> Special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges hidden treasure A unique experience provided by yourTravel Director >> Portfolio of travel documents >> Souvenir photo FROMTHE USA londonto london your personally selected hotels London | The Cumberland SF Bristol | Mercure Holland House SF Chester | BestWestern Premier Queen MF Edinburgh | Holiday Inn F York | Holiday Inn F London | The Cumberland SF SF Superior First Class F First Class MF Moderate First Class REF:WIBT DEPARTURES FROMTHE USA & PRICES per person* Saturdays: Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – $1,550 Dec 7, 14 – $1,550 Dec 21§ – $1,650 2014: Jan 4, 11, 18, 25 – $1,550 Feb 1, 8, 15, 22 – $1,550 Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 – $1,550 Thursday: Dec 26§ – $1,825 * 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: Special festivities have been arranged for these departures. Single Room Supplement: $510 (Dec 26); $440 (all other departures) Triples are available, but there is no reduction. Early Payment Discount: pay by Jul 10 & save up to $137; pay by Oct 31 & save up to $91 Second Vacation Discount: save up to $91 Young Traveler Discount: $150 REGIONAL VACATION $1550from land only LONDON stonehenge V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company
  • 81. BATH STONEHENGE STRATFORD LONDONLONDON YORKYORK BRISTOLBRISTOL EDINBURGHEDINBURGH WEDGWOODWEDGWOOD England GRETNA GREENGRETNA GREEN JEDBURGH GRASMEREGRASMERE S c o t l a n d CHESTERCHESTER ALNWICKALNWICK 11 2 1 1 1 81 r BE MY GUEST LOCAL SPECIALTY  LOCAL GUIDE 1 DEPART from the USA Board your overnight transatlantic flight. 2 Arrive in London, England ✣ Check in at your hotel, then your time is free. 3 LONDON /STONEHENGE / BATH / BRISTOL Head to Stonehenge and visit this mystical ancient site. Next is Bath. Admire the Georgian architec­ture and visit the Roman Baths. In Bristol, relish a traditional pub meal and drinks at aWelcome Pub Reception with yourTravel Director. B WR 4 Bristol / Wedgwood / Chester  Travel north to visit theWedgwoodVisitor Centre for a Local Specialty demonstration on the manufacture of porcelain.Then on to Chester to see theTudor architecture and half-timbered shops called the Rows.Your time here is free to explore, shop or maybe join an optional excursion. B D 5 Chester / EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND Take in views of the scenic Lake District and visit Grasmere. See St. Oswald’s Church, where the poetWilliamWordsworth is buried. Continue, stopping at Gretna Green where eloping couples would go to marry over the blacksmith’s anvil. End the day in Edinburgh. ­B 6 EDINBURGH SIGHTSEEING & free timE  Discover elegant Edinburgh on a sightseeing tour with your expert Local Guide, seeing the Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace and Arthur’s Seat. Then take a guided visit of splendid Edinburgh Castle.The balance of the day is free to explore this fascinating city on your own. B 7 EDINBURGH / Alnwick / YORK, ENGLAND r Visit the medieval market town of Alnwick. View the castle andTenantry Column.Then cross the RiverTyne and continue toYork. SeeYork Minster and the famous Shambles. Tonight enjoy a delicious Be My Guest Farewell Dinner. B BG 8 YORK / STRATFORD / LONDON In Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon, visit his birthplace and see Anne Hathaway’s cottage.Travel back to London, where your evening is free. B 9 Depart London You will be transferred to the airport (conditions apply) where your vacation ends. B DAY edinburgh’s old and new towns were named a world heritage city in 1995 ✣ Add an extra night & a half-day city tour in London at the beginning of your vacation Spend one extra night in the British capital and take a morning guided sightseeing tour that reveals the highlights of the city.You will join a expert Local Guide for a drive through London, viewing historic monuments, bustling squares and the royal palace. Breakfast is included at your hotel. Price Per Person from: Twin $200; single $290; triple $195. 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY 1 END CITY
  • 82. YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers in Dublin on Days 2 and 9 (conditions apply, see page 16) >> Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling >> 7 breakfasts (B); 1 You’re Personally Invited morning coffee (PI); 5 three-course dinners with choice of entrée and ­coffee or tea (D), including a Welcome Dinner with wine (wd) (6 dinners and a buffet supper (S) on the Dec 21 departure) >> Services of a professional Irish 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 delight A unique experience provided by yourTravel Director >> Portfolio of travel documents >> Souvenir photo DEPARTURES FROMTHE USA & PRICES per person* Saturdays: Dec 21§ – $1,795 Fridays: 2014: Mar 14§ – $1,325 * 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. BrendanVacations guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. § Holiday departures – Christmas Dec 21; St. Patrick’s Day Mar 14, 2014. Single Room Supplement: $365 (Dec 21); $360 (Mar 14) Guaranteed room share not available. Triple Room Reduction: $65 (Dec 21); $35 (Mar 14) Early Payment Discount: pay by Jul 10 & save up to $135; pay by Oct 31 & save up to $90 Second Vacation Discount: save up to $90 Young Traveler Discount: $150 FROMTHE USA DUBLINTO DUBLIN your personally selected hotels Dublin | Burlington F Ballina | Downhill House Hotel F Connemara | Connemara Coast Hotel SF Killarney | Killarney Avenue f Kilkenny | Ormonde F Dublin | Burlington F SF Superior First Class F First Class REF:WRED REGIONAL VACATION $1325from land only Emerald Isle Enchanting V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. 82 KYLEMORE ABBEY HA’PENNY BRIDGE, DUBLIN
  • 83. 1 Depart USA Board your overnight transatlantic flight. 2 Arrive in Dublin, Ireland ❖ Welcome to Dublin! On arrival, you are immediately transferred to your hotel. At 2 p.m. begin a city tour. Visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral and walk the courtyards ofTrinity College to its library and world treasure, the 8th century Book of Kells.This evening, join yourTravel Director and fellow travelers for aWelcome Dinner with wine. WD 3 Dublin / The Midlands / Ballina Cross midland Ireland and visit Strokestown Park House.This grand 18th-century estate still has its original furnishings.The Famine Museum, designed to commemorateThe Great Irish Famine of the 1840s, is located in the former stable yards of the house. Continue on to County Mayo to visit the Shrine at Knock. Finally head to your hotel in Ballina. B D 4 Ballina / Connemara Travel to the picturesque town ofWestport, then on to Connemara, Ireland’s historic western province, with its whitewashed cottages, mountains and rivers.Visit Kylemore Abbey, a neo-Gothic mansion, occupied since 1920 by Irish Benedictine nuns.This evening, relax at your lovely seaside hotel. B D 5 Connemara / Galway / Cliffs of Moher / Killarney r This morning visit Galway Cathedral before dropping in for aYou’re Personally Invited Morning Coffee at Rathbaun Farm where you’ll meet the resident family and listen to their stories of life on the farm. On to the spectacular Cliffs of Moher. Later, take the Tarbert Ferry across the Shannon estuary and continue to Killarney. B PI D DAY 6 Ring of Kerry Excursion Travel the road that winds around the beautiful Iveragh Peninsula, better known as the Ring of Kerry. Stopping atTorcWaterfall, there is a chance to join a leisurely guided hike, walking along the lakeshore and past the farmlands of the Muckross Estate. For those who do not want to join the hike, the motorcoach will return you to Killarney.The rest of the day is free. B NOTE:The hike travels over wooded paths and lakeshore trails.While there are no mountains to climb, walkers need to be fit, have good walking shoes or boots, sunscreen and raingear. Approx. 3 miles/2 hours 7 Killarney / Blarney / Kilkenny " Stop at Blarney Castle where you might want to kiss the famous stone which bestows the gift of eloquence.Then on to the quaint medieval city of Kilkenny. Drop by Kytlers Inn and learn about the Irish Bodhràn, a traditional drum. Join in the fun, and perhaps sample the local red ale, Smithwicks. B D 8 kilkenny / Dublin Visit Kilkenny Castle, an Anglo-Norman stone castle built in the 13th century.The Castle later became the residence of the powerful Butler family for almost 600 years before they presented it to the people of Kilkenny for a token payment. Returning to Dublin, the rest of your day is free. B 9 DEPART DUBLIN You will be transferred to the airport where your vacation ends. B MUCKROSSMUCKROSS I r e l a n d STROKESTOWN PARK HOUSE STROKESTOWN PARK HOUSE KNOCKKNOCK WESTPORTWESTPORT GALWAYGALWAY RATHBAUN FARM RATHBAUN FARM KYLEMORE ABBEY KYLEMORE ABBEY CLIFFS OF MOHER CLIFFS OF MOHER BLARNEYBLARNEY Ring of Kerry Ring of Kerry KILLARNEYKILLARNEY BALLINABALLINA CONNEMARACONNEMARA DUBLINDUBLIN KILKENNYKILKENNY KILBEGGAN DISTILLERY KILBEGGAN DISTILLERY N o r t h e r n I r e l a n d WATERFORDWATERFORD Dec 21 departure Mar 14 departure 11 2 1 1 1 1 3 83 ❖Add an extra night and a Hop-On Hop-Off city tour in Dublin at the beginning of your vacation Spend one extra night in the lively Irish capital and take a Hop-On Hop-Off sightseeing tour to introduce you to Dublin (entrance fees not included). Airport transfers and breakfast at your hotel (the morning after arrival) are included. Your Personally Selected Hotel Dublin | Burlington F Price Per Person: Twin $190; single $250; triple $185 r YOU’RE PERSONALLY INVITED " local expert Special Holiday Departure – Dec 21, 2013 1 To 2 Same as Enchanting Emerald Isle. 3 Dublin / Galway Leave Dublin this morning and head west. Your first stop is at the Kilbeggan Distillery, one of the oldest distilleries in the world, dating back to 1757. See the traditional methods of whiskey making and have a taste if you wish. Continue to Galway, the “City of theTribes.” After a visit to Galway Cathedral, your time is free. B D 4 Galway / Cliffs of Moher / Killarney r Call in at delightful Rathbaun Farm for a You’re Personally Invited Morning Coffee. Stop at the spectacular Cliffs of Moher, then cross the Shannon Estuary and continue to Killarney.Tonight, relish a festive holiday dinner. B PI D 5 Killarney. Free Day A full day to enjoy the celebrations! After a leisurely breakfast, a stroll through the adjacent national park might be in order.There are numerous trails and spectacular views of the mountains and lakes. At approximately 4:30 p.m., gather for a reception with warm punch followed by a traditional Irish holiday feast with wine.Then there’s time to relax or join in activities at the hotel. Later, a buffet supper is available for those who want to indulge. A wonderful way to spend Christmas in Ireland. B D S 6 To 9 Same as main itinerary. (Dinner will be included on Day 6.) Your Personally Selected Hotel Dublin | Burlington F Galway | Radisson Blu SF Killarney | Brehon Hotel SF Kilkenny | Hotel Kilkenny F Dublin | Burlington F DAY 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY 1 END CITY
  • 84. YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers in Paris on Days 2 and 10 (conditions apply, see page 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 >> 8 hot buffet breakfasts (B); 1 Be My Guest lunch (BG); 3 three-course dinners (D) including a Highlight Dinner (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 Local Guides: 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* Thursdays: Oct 31 – $2,299 Nov 7, 14H – $2,299 Nov 21, 28H – $2,325 Dec 5, 12 – $2,325 Dec 19§ – $2,350 Dec 26§ – $2,365 2014: Jan 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – $2,325 Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 – $2,325 Mar 6, 13, 20, 27 – $2,325 Apr 3 – $2,325 Monday: Dec 23§ – $2,499 Sunday: Dec 29§ – $2,485 * 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: Special festivities have been arranged for these departures. H These departures will be accommodated in Beaune instead of Lyon due to the Fête des Lumières. Single Room Supplement: $600 Triple Room Reduction: $10 Early Payment Discount: pay by Jul 10 & save up to $187; pay by Oct 31 & save up to $125 Second Vacation Discount: up to $125 Young Traveler Discount: $230 FROMTHE USA PARISTO PARIS your personally selected hotels Paris | Hilton Paris La Defense F Avignon | Mercure Pont d’Avignon F Aix-en-Provence | Escale Oceania F Nice | NH Nice F Lyon | Novotel Gerland F Paris | NovotelTour Eiffel F F First Class REF:WWOF REGIONAL VACATION $2299from land only France wonderful V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO 84 Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company pont du gard strollthe streets of beaune
  • 85. 1 Depart from the USA Board your overnight transatlantic flight. 2 Arrive in paris, france Welcome to Paris, the “City of Light!” After check­ing in, there is time to relax or to begin exploring on your own.Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Reception with yourTravel Director. Later, an evening drive shows off highlights of this beautiful city. WR 3 Paris Sightseeing & FREE TIMe  A sightseeing tour with a Local Guide includes an ascent of the EiffelTower to the second level, where you have grand views across the city. Next, see the Champs Élysées, the Arc deTriomphe, Place de la Concorde and Notre Dame Cathedral on the Île de la Cité.The rest of the day is free to explore, shop or take an optional excursion. B 4 Paris / TGV Train / Avignon 8 Take the speedyTGV train south, through the vineyards of Burgundy to the RhôneValley. View the Pont du Gard aqueduct, then on to Avignon. An orientation tour includes views of the impressive Palace of the Popes and the ruined bridge straddling the River Rhone, the inspiration for the French song “Sur le Pont d’Avignon.” B D 5 Avignon / Arles / Aix-En-Provence r In Arles, see the Roman amphitheater and Romanesque cathedral, and enjoy a guided walking tour of the city which has so many associations with the great artistVincentVan Gogh.Travel to elegant Aix-en-Provence and join your companions for a Be My Guest lunch of regional cuisine in a Provençal family restaurant. B BG 6 Aix-En-Provence / Cannes / Nice Drive through the scenic hills to the coast and the glitzy resort of St.Tropez, the playground of the rich and famous. On to Cannes. See the Film Festival Center on the Boulevard de la Croisette, and then continue to Nice, the capital of the Côte d’Azur.Take an orientation drive along Promenade des Anglais, and view Place Masséna and the OldTown.This evening, savor a Highlight Dinner. B HD 7 Monaco Excursion Relax this morning, with plenty of time to stroll along the Promenade des Anglais and browse in the boutiques.Then take a scenic ride to visit the Principality of Monaco. See the Palace of the ruling Grimaldi family and St. Nicholas Cathedral, where Princess Grace and Prince Rainier were married. B 8 Nice / Route Napoleon / Lyon Follow part of the Route Napoleon, heading inland via Manosque and the DuranceValley to the town of Sisteron.Take the alpine route along the Col de la Croix to Lyon, France’s second largest city. B 9 Lyon / Beaune / Paris Journey past the vineyards of Macon to the city of Beaune.There’s time to browse through the shops before departing for Paris.Tonight, savor a Farewell Dinner with wine. B FD 10 DEPART PARIS You will be transferred to the airport (conditions apply), where your vacation ends. B DAY France NICENICE ST.TROPEZST.TROPEZ ARLESARLES CANNESCANNES MONACOMONACO BEAUNEBEAUNE SISTERONSISTERON PARISPARIS LYONLYON AIX-EN-PROVENCEAIX-EN-PROVENCE AVIGNONAVIGNON PONT DU GARDPONT DU GARD Spain TGV Express 12 1 1 2 1 85 the exclusive principality of monaco is a leader in environmental stewardship 8 WINE TASTING or local wine with dinner 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY 1 END CITY r be my guest  LOCAL GUIDE
  • 86. YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers in Paris on Day 2 and Barcelona on Day 10 (conditions apply, see page 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 >> 8 hot buffet breakfasts (B); 4 three-course dinners (D) including 2 dinners with local wine, a Be My Guest dinner (BG), and a Farewell Dinner (FD) with wine >> Services of a professional Travel Director >> Luxury motorcoach with air conditioning, reclining seats and onboard­­restroom >> Sightseeing with a Local Guide: Paris, Lyon, Barcelona 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: Oct 31 – $2,185 Nov 7, 14, 21, 28 –$2,185 Dec 5, 12 – $2,185 Dec 19§, 26§ – $2,365 2014: Jan 2, 16, 30 – $2,185 Feb 13, 27 – $2,185 Mar 6, 13, 20, 27 – $2,185 Apr 3, 10 – $2,185 * 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. § Holiday Departures: Special festivities have been arranged for these departures. Single Room Supplement: $550 Triple Room Reduction: $30 Early Payment Discount: pay by Jul 10 & save up to $177; pay by Oct 31 & save up to $118 Second Vacation Discount: up to $118 Young Traveler Discount: $220 FROMTHE USA PARISTO barcelona your personally selected hotels Paris | Evergreen Laurel F Tours | AllianceTours Center F Lyon | Novotel Lyon Gerland F Nice | Boscolo Plaza F Barcelona | Ayre GranVia F F First Class REF:WFRSA REGIONAL VACATION $2185from land only France & Barcelona highlights of V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO 86 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 monte carlo casino ChartRes cathedral
  • 87. 1 Depart from the USA Board your overnight transatlantic flight. 2 Arrive in paris, france Welcome to Paris!Your day is free.Tonight, gather for a Welcome Reception, then take an evening drive to see the city. WR 3 PARIS SIGHTSEEING & free timE  See the city highlights on a morning tour with a Local Guide. Ascend to the second level of the EiffelTower and see Napoleon’s tomb in Les Invalides.The rest of the day is free. B 4 PARIS / LOIRE VALLEY / TOURS r Visit Chartres Cathedral then on through the LoireValley to see Château Chambord and visit Chenonceau.This evening, savor a Be My Guest dinner of French cuisine at a 17th century farmhouse. B bg 5 TOURS / BOURGES / LYON 8  Stop in Bourges, then continue to Lyon. A walking tour with a Local Guide shows you the rich cultural heritage of the Old City. B D 6 LYON / AVIGNON / NICE 8 On a visit to Châteauneuf-du-Pape, enjoy sampling fine wines at a Côtes du Rhône wine cellar. In Avignon, see the Papal Palace and famous bridge over the Rhône. Arriving in Nice, take a short tour. B 7 MONTE CARLO EXCURSION After a free morning, visit Monte Carlo to see the beautiful casino. On to Monaco, where there is time for you to explore. B 8 NICE / BARCELONA, SPAIN 8 Stop in Arles, then travel through dramatic Provençal landscape. Cross the foothills of the Pyrénées to Spain. Continue to Barcelona. B D 9 BARCELONA SIGHTSEEING & free time  U See Gaudi’s striking Sagrada Familia, Las Ramblas and Plaça Catalunya on a tour with a Local Guide. Get a Unique Insight into Spanish cuisine with a guided walk through La Boqueria Market.There’s free time before gathering for a Farewell Dinner. B FD 10 Depart BARCELONA You will be transferred to the airport (conditions apply), where your vacation ends. B DAY Extend your vacation to Madrid 1 to 9 Same as Highlights of France & Barcelona. 10 BARCELONA / MADRID Fly to Madrid.You will be transferred to your hotel where the rest of the day is free. B 11 MADRID. free DAY Enjoy a full free day in the Spanish capital. B 12 DEPART MADRID You will be transferred to the airport (conditions apply), where your vacation ends. B Your Personally Selected Hotel Madrid | NH Parque de las Avenidas F Prices Per Person From: Twin $525; single $635; triple $515. Price includes flight Barcelona to Madrid. REF:WMEX TOURSTOURS BOURGESBOURGES LoireValleyLoireValley F r a n c e CHÂTEAUNEUF- DU-PAPE CHÂTEAUNEUF- DU-PAPE AVIGNONAVIGNON MONACOMONACOARLESARLES CHARTRESCHARTRES CHENONCEAUCHENONCEAU LYONLYON NICENICE BARCELONABARCELONA PARISPARIS MEDITERRANEAN SEA S p a i n MADRIDMADRID To Madrid 3-Day Post Extension P 2 2 1 1 2 2 87 château chambord 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY 1 END CITY 8 WINE TASTING or local wine with dinnerU unique insightsr Be My guest  LOCAL GUIDE
  • 88. YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers in Madrid on Day 2 and in Barcelona on Day 10 (conditions apply, see page 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 >> 8 hot buffet breakfasts (B); 3 three-course dinners (D), including a Be My Guest Dinner (BG) 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: Madrid, Toledo, Cordoba, Seville, Granada, Barcelona Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary >> Special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges hidden treasure A unique experience provided by yourTravel Director >> Portfolio of travel documents >> Souvenir photo DEPARTURES FROMTHE USA & PRICES per person* Fridays: Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 – $1,775 Dec 6, 13‡ – $1,775 Dec 20§‡, 27§‡ – $1,885 2014: Jan 3‡, 10, 17, 24, 31 – $1,775 Feb 7, 14, 21, 28 – $1,775 Mar 7, 14, 21 – $1,775 Mar 28 – $1,799 Apr 4, 11 – $1,799 * 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: Special festivities have been arranged for these departures. Single Room Supplement: $440 (Mar 28, Apr 4, 11); $430 (all other departures) Triple Room Reduction: $40 Early Payment Discount: pay by Jul 10 & save up to $141; pay by Oct 31 & save up to $94 Second Vacation Discount: up to $94 Young Traveler Discount: $170 FROMTHE USA madridto barcelona your personally selected hotels Madrid | Ayre Gran Colon F Seville | Melia Lebreros F Granada | Alhamar F Valencia | Abba Acteon F Barcelona | U232 SF SF Superior First Class F First Class REF:WPWO REGIONAL VACATION $1775from land only Wonder SPANISH V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO 88 ‡ Family Vacations On Dec 13, 20 & 27, 2013 and Jan 3, 2014, we will operate a second departure geared toward families.These will include a Spanish-style barbecue and a Flamenco dance lesson in Seville, and a paella making lesson inValencia. Your Personally Selected Hotels Madrid | NH Eurobuilding F Seville | Melia Lebreros F Granada | Alhamar F Valencia | Abba Aceton F Barcelona | Novotel Barcelona City F Price Per Person From: The price reduction per person for Family departures is: $125 (Dec 13); $55 (Dec 20); $115 (Dec 27); $125 (Jan 3). Quad rooms are available for families with young children. The reduction per person in a quad room is $185. granada’s spectacular alhambra palace plaza de espaÑa, seville Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company
  • 89. 1 Depart from the USA Board your overnight transatlantic flight. 2 Arrive in madrid, spain The day is free.This evening, meet yourTravel Director for aWelcome Reception with your fellow travelers, then see some of the city highlights on a drive. WR 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 SantoTome.Then return to Madrid and see the Cervantes Memorial in the Plaza de España, the Puerta del Sol and the magnificent Plaza Mayor with a Local Guide. B 4 Madrid / Cordoba / Seville  Head south via La Mancha, where Don Quixote tilted at windmills. In Cordoba, visit the Mosque of the Caliphs with a Local Guide. Then, on to Seville. B 5 Seville Sightseeing & free time  r See the BellTower of the Giralda, the pools and fountains of the Maria Luisa Park and Christopher Columbus’ tomb in the Gothic cathedral on a sightseeing tour with a Local Guide. Continue with a walk through the Jewish quarter.Tonight, enjoy a Be My Guest dinner in a traditional hacienda with views over the Andalusian countryside. B BG 6 SEVILLE / Granada  A scenic drive takes you to Granada. Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of the Alhambra Palace. See the exotic water gardens of the Generalife, and admire the views over the town and surrounding hills. B 7 Granada / Valencia 8 Arriving at theTroglodyte dwellings of Guadix, there is time to take pictures before continuing toValencia. Here, a short tour shows you the bull ring, the great cathedral and theTowers of Serrano and Cuarte. B D 8 Valencia / PeÑiscola / Barcelona Discover the beautiful coastline as you travel to Peñiscola. See the castle of the “Spanish Pope” before heading to Barcelona.Your evening is free. B 9 Barcelona Sightseeing & free time  U This morning, a sightseeing tour with a Local Guide highlights the fantasies of Gaudi, Las Ramblas, Plaça Catalunya and the monument to Christopher Columbus.Then get a Unique Insight into Spanish cuisine on a guided walk through the food stalls of La Boqueria Market. Afterward, there is free time to explore on your own.Tonight, gather for a Farewell Dinner. B FD 10 Depart Barcelona Included transfer to the airport (conditions apply), where your vacation ends. B DAY BARCELONABARCELONA PEÑISCOLAPEÑISCOLA Spain MEDITERRANEAN SEAVALENCIAVALENCIA GRANADAGRANADA SEVILLESEVILLE MADRIDMADRID GUADIXGUADIX CORDOBACORDOBA TOLEDOTOLEDO Portugal La Mancha 2 2 1 1 2 89 toledo dates backto 192 B.C. 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 cibeles fountain, madrid
  • 90. YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers in Madrid on Days 2 and 17 (conditions apply, see page 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 >> 15 hot buffet breakfasts (B); 8 dinners including 3 three-course dinners (D), 3 three-course dinners (D) with local wine, a Be My Guest Dinner (BG) 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: Madrid, Toledo, Granada, Fez, Marrakesh, Casablanca, Seville, Lisbon Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary >> Special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges hidden treasure A unique experience provided by yourTravel Director >> Portfolio of travel documents >> Souvenir photo DEPARTURES FROMTHE USA & PRICES per person* Fridays: Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 – $2,799 Dec 6 – $2,799 Dec 13§ – $2,865 Dec 20§ – $2,925 Dec 27§ – $3,075 2014: Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 – $2,799 Feb 7, 14, 21, 28 – $2,799 Mar 7 – $2,825 Mar 14, 21, 28 – $2,850 Apr 4, 11 – $2,850 Apr 18 – $2,999 * 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: Special festivities have been arranged for these departures. Single Room Supplement: $720 (Dec 20, 27 and Mar 7-Apr 18); $700 (all other departures) Triple Room Reduction: $50 Early Payment Discount: pay by Jul 10 & save up to $231; pay by Oct 31 & save up to $154 Second Vacation Discount: up to $154 Young Traveler Discount: $280 FROMTHE USA madridto madrid your personally selected hotels Madrid | Ayre Gran Colon F Granada | Alhamar F Costa del Sol | Melia Costa del Sol F Fez | Royal Mirage F Marrakesh | Meridien N’Fis SF Rabat | GoldenTulip Farah F Seville| Melia Lebreros F Lisbon| Olissippo Marquês de Sá F Salamanca| Gran Corona Sol F Madrid | Ayre Gran Colon F SF Superior First Class F First Class REF:WSMP REGIONAL VACATION $2799from land only Spain, Morocco & Portugal V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company 90 the medina in fez is a unesco world heritage site belemtower, lisbon
  • 91. 1 Depart from the USA Board your overnight transatlantic flight. 2 Arrive in madrid, spain Welcome to Madrid!The day is free.Tonight, join yourTravel Director for a Welcome Reception. Later enjoy an orientation drive through the city. WR 3 Madrid sightseeing Your Local Guide shows you the sights of Madrid including the Cibeles fountain, Paseo de la Castellana and Puerta del Sol. Stop at Plaza de España to admire the monu­ment to Cervantes.The rest of the day is free. B 4 Madrid / Toledo / granada8 Travel toToledo, the capital of Castile.Your expert Local Guide will take you for a walking tour of this ancient city.Visit the Synagogue and the Church of SantoTomé, featuring a masterpiece by El Greco. Next, drive through Andalusia to hilltop Granada. B D 5 Granada / Costa del Sol Discover the expansive Alhambra Palace, former residence of Moorish kings, with your Local Guide who gives you a compre­hensive insight into its history.Then on to the stylish Costa del Sol. B 6 Costa del Sol / fez, morocco Travel along the Mediterranean coast and cross to North Africa by ferry. A memorable drive past the Rif Mountains brings you to the Imperial city of Fez. B D 7 fez sightseeing & FREE TIMe Visit the fascinating Medina of Fez, including the fortifications and Royal Palace during your morning tour with a Local Guide.This afternoon, see the sights of your choice or consider an excursion to the imperial city of Meknes. Soak up the unique atmosphere of this exotic city when you haggle for souvenirs at the bazaar! B DAY 8 FEZ / MARRAKESH Travel through the foothills of the Atlas Mountains to Marrakesh. Africa’s most popular year-round resort. B 9 marrakesh sightseeing & free time  U Explore the Bahia Palace during your walking tour with a Local Guide. See Djemaa el Fna Square in the old quarter, with its palm readers, acrobats, camels and snake charmers. Visit a traditional Moroccan pharmacy for a Unique Insight into the blending of creams and cosmetics from regional ingredients.The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore. B D 10 marrakesh / casablanca / rabat Perhaps most famous for the film bearing its name, Casablanca is Morocco’s largest city as well as a major port.View the Hassan II Mosque on a tour with a Local Guide. Continue to the capital city Rabat, where you see the Mausoleum and Royal Palace. B D 11 rabat / seville, spain 8 Cruise back across the Straits of Gibraltar to the Spanish mainland. Drive through the vineyards of Jerez, the world capital of sherry.Tonight you might like to experience a fiery flamenco show! B D 12 SEVILLE SIGHTSEEING & free timE  r During your sightseeing tour with a Local Guide, see the GiraldaTower, admire the tiled fountains, pavilions and ponds in the Maria Luisa Park, and see Christopher Columbus’ ornate tomb on your visit inside the cathedral.Then take a walk through the Jewish Quarter.Tonight enjoy a Be My Guest dinner. B BG 13 Seville / Lisbon, PORTUGAL Your panoramic journey continues through the province of Huelva, famous for Jabugo ham and the RioTinto copper mines, and past the castle at Aracena. Crossing the border into the Alentejo region of Portugal, renowned for its cork oaks, you arrive in Lisbon. B 14 Lisbon Sightseeing & FREE TIMe  With your expert Local Guide, visit the Hieronymite Monastery, one of Lisbon’s most prominent monuments. See the BelemTower, the monument to the Discoveries, the Alfama District, and more. Spend the rest of the day as you please. B 15 Lisbon / Fatima / Salamanca, spain 8 Leaving Lisbon, drive north through the pic- turesque Serra d’Aire Mountains to the Shrine at Fatima, scene of celebrated religious miracles. Crossing into Spain, see the Plaza Mayor when you arrive in the beautiful city of Salamanca. B D 16 Salamanca / Madrid Enjoy views of the Sierra de Guadar­rama on your way to Madrid. On arrival in Madrid, enjoy free time exploring the city or last minute souvenir shopping. Join your companions and Travel Director this evening for a Farewell Dinner with wine. B FD 17 DEPART madrid Included transfer to the airport (conditions apply), where your vacation ends. B IMPORTANT VISA INFORMATION: Visas may be required for this vacation, please speak with your Travel Agent at time of booking to assess your specific requirements. TOLEDO S p a i n MARRAKESHMARRAKESH MEDITERRANEAN SEA LISBONLISBON SEVILLESEVILLE SALAMANCASALAMANCA CASABLANCA FATIMA RABATRABAT MADRIDMADRID FEZFEZ GRANADAGRANADA ATLANTIC OCEAN COSTA DEL SOLCOSTA DEL SOL Portugal M o r o c c o 12 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 91 8 local wine with dinnerU unique insightsr BE MY GUEST  LOCAL GUIDE 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY 1 END CITY hassan ii mosque, casablanca
  • 92. YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers in Zurich to St. Gallen on Day 2. Shuttle service is available to Zurich Airport on Day 8 (conditions apply, see page 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 >> 6 hot buffet breakfasts (B); 1 Be My Guest Lunch (BG); a Farewell Dinner (FD) with wine >> 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 FROMTHE USA & PRICES per person* Fridays: Oct 11, 25 – $1,950 Nov 1, 15, 29 – $1,950 Dec 6, 13 – $1,950 Dec 20§ – $2,125 2014: Jan 3, 24 – $1,950 Feb 7, 21 – $1,950 Mar 7, 21, 28 – $1,950 * 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: Special festivities have been arranged for these departures. Single Room Supplement: $390 Triples are available, but there is no reduction. Early Payment Discount: pay by Jul 10 & save up to $159; pay by Oct 31 & save up to $106 Second Vacation Discount: up to $106 Young Traveler Discount: $190 FROMTHE USA zurichto zurich your personally selected hotels St. Gallen | Einstein Hotel St. Gallen SF Lugano | Holiday Inn Lugano Centre F Lucerne | Astoria F Zurich | Mövenpick Zurich Airport F SF Superior First Class F First Class REF:WSWDE REGIONAL VACATION $1950from land only DelightSWISS V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO 92 THE PANORAMICVIEW FROM MOUNT PILATUS Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company SeeVaduz Castle, set high above Liechtenstein’s capital city
  • 93. 1 Depart from the USA Board your overnight transatlantic flight. 2 ARRIVE IN ZURICH, SWITZERLAND / ST. GALLEN Welcome to Zurich, Switzerland’s financial center.You will be transferred from the airport to your hotel in the delightful town of St. Gallen*. After checking in, relax and enjoy your picturesque surroundings. Later, meet yourTravel Director and fellow traveling companions for aWelcome Reception. WR * Transfers depart Zurich Airport at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Guests arriving after this will need to make their own way to the hotel.There is train service available from Zurich Airport to St. Gallen. 3 ST. GALLEN SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME r This morning visit the impressive UNESCO World Heritage 16th-century library in the monastery complex (subject to winter opening times). For lunch, enjoy a memorable Be My Guest experience at a traditional stubete with Swiss Folklore in picturesque Appenzell. The afternoon is free.You might want to join an excursion to Mount Säntis to take in breathtaking views of the Alps. B BG 4 ST. GALLEN / VADUZ / ST. MORITZ Travel to Liechtenstein and stop in the capital cityVaduz, called “Staedtle” or “LittleTown” by the locals. Continue to one of the most famous destinations in Switzerland, St. Moritz. Surrounded by mountains and lush forests, this scenic town sits alongside a shimmering lake and is the epitome of a winter wonderland. Take an orientation walk through the town with eye-catching buildings and big-name boutiques before checking in at your hotel. B 5 ST. MORITZ / BELLINZONA / LUGANO  A spectacularly scenic drive will bring you to the Italianate canton ofTicino. Stop in the town of Bellinzona to view the UNESCO-listed trio of medieval castles. On to the bustling city of Lugano with its sidewalk cafés and palm-tree lined promenades along the lake. Enjoy a Local Specialty visit to a chocolate museum where you will find out about the production and consumption of chocolate! B 6 LUGANO / LUCERNE Drive to enchanting Lucerne. On an orientation tour, see the Lion Monument and iconic wooden Chapel Bridge.Then there’s time to explore the captivating town on the shore of Lake Lucerne. B 7 LUCERNE / ZURICH U Enjoy a Unique Insight of the Swiss Alps as you travel by cable car to the summit of Mount Pilatus. Reaching the top, enjoy stunning views over the lakes and mountains. Back in Lucerne, explore the old city and shop for Swiss watches and chocolate before departing for Zurich.Tonight enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your fellow travelers andTravel Director. B FD 8 DEPART ZURICH Complimentary shuttle transfers are available to Zurich Airport, where your vacation ends. B DAY ZURICHZURICH VADUZVADUZ Switzerland ST. MORITZST. MORITZ ST. GALLENST. GALLEN BELLINZONABELLINZONA LUCERNELUCERNE LUGANOLUGANO Liechtenstein 1 1 2 1 1 93 The prettytown of Bellinzona welcomesyou U unique insights  start CITY 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 END CITY r BE MY GUEST LOCAL SPECIALTY elegant St. Moritz
  • 94. 94 Prague,Vienna & Budapest YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers in Prague on Day 2 and in Budapest on Day 11 (conditions apply, see page 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 >> 9 hot buffet breakfasts (B); 3 dinners including a Highlight Dinner (HD), a Be My Guest dinner (BG) 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: Vienna, Budapest 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 FROM USA & PRICES per person* Friday: Oct 24 – $2,175 Thursdays: Oct 31 – $1,835 Nov 7, 14, 21, 28 – $1,835 Dec 5, 12 – $1,835 Dec 19§ – $1,865 Dec 26§ – $1,950 2014: Jan 2, 16, 30 – $1,835 Feb 13, 27 – $1,835 Mar 6, 13, 20, 27 – $1,835 Apr 3, 10 – $1,835 * 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: Special festivities have been arranged for these departures. Single Room Supplement: $770 (Oct 24); $430 (all other departures) Triples are available, but there is no reduction. Early Payment Discount: pay by Jul 10 & save up to $163; pay by Oct 31 & save up to $109 Second Vacation Discount: up to $109 Young Traveler Discount: $180 NOTE: Medical travel insurance is requred for the Czech Republic. fromthe usa pragueto budapest your personally selected hotels Prague | Crowne Plaza Prague F Vienna | HiltonVienna Danube SF Budapest | Courtyard by Marriott Budapest City Center F SF Superior First Class F First Class REF:WPVB leisurely VACATION $1835from land only V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company Parliament building on RingstraSSe,vienna be sure to sample a slice of sacher torte
  • 95. 95 1 DEPART from the USA Board your overnight transatlantic flight. 2 Arrive in Prague, Czech Republic Welcome to Prague! Relax or begin exploring the Czech capital. Later, meet for aWelcome Reception and evening drive with your fellow travelers andTravel Director. WR 3 Prague Sightseeing & FREE TIME | | Explore Prague’s rich cultural and economic history during your Small Group Sightseeing walk.Visit monumental St.Vitus’ Cathedral, admire the Astronomical Clock in the OldTown Square and see Charles Bridge, lined with DAY Baroque statues.Then there is free time to shop for bargains in Bohemian crystal or to explore on your own. B 4 Prague. FREE DAY A free day.You might want to take a cruise along theVltava River or visit one of the castles on the outskirts of the city. In the evening, perhaps enjoy an opera performance in one of Prague’s many theaters. B 5 Prague / Bratislava / Vienna, Austria Traveling south, see Brno, site of Napoleon’s headquarters for the Battle of Austerlitz, his greatest victory. Pass the Presidential Palace and the OldTown in Bratislava, capital of the Slovakia. Crossing into Austria, arrive in the imperial city ofVienna.Your evening is at leisure to start exploring the city. B 6 Vienna Sightseeing & FREE TIME  Today’s guided sightseeing tour with a Local Guide includes views of the Hofburg Palace, Parliament, the Opera House and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Afterward, there’s free time to shop, explore or take an optional excursion.Tonight, savor a Highlight Dinner ofViennese specialties at a nearby “heurige,” a wine tavern. B HD 7 Vienna. FREE DAY A day to seeVienna your way. Shop in the Kärntner­strasse, visit Schönbrunn Palace, relax and treat yourself to a delicious pastry in aViennese coffee house or take in a concert of Strauss music. B 8 Vienna / Esztergom / Budapest, Hungary Drive along the narrow, twisting Danube Bend. View the cathedral, Castle Hill and St.Tamas Hill in Esztergom before you follow the river to spectacular Budapest. B 9 Budapest Sightseeing & FREE TIME  r This morning’s sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a walking tour of old Buda to see Matthias Church and the Fisherman’s Bastion. On to see the Great Synagogue and Heroes’ Square.Tonight, a Be My Guest dinner of Hungarian cuisine will be served at a local family restaurant and winery. B BG 10 Budapest. FREE DAY A full day to relax or do some last-minute shopping.Tonight, join yourTravel Director and fellow travelers for a festive Farewell Dinner in a favorite local restaurant. B FD 11 Depart Budapest You will be transferred to the airport (conditions apply), where your vacation ends. B VIENNAVIENNA ESZTERGOMESZTERGOM U k r a i n e Romania Slovakia Hungary Austria Croatia Slovenia Yugoslavia Germany Poland Czech Republic BUDAPESTBUDAPEST PRAGUEPRAGUE Italy BRNOBRNO BRATISLAVABRATISLAVA 3 3 3 winter in pragUe 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY 1 END CITY r Be my guest  LOCAL GUIDE | | small group sightseeing the chain bridge connects buda and pest
  • 96. YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers in Munich on Days 2 and 11 (conditions apply, see page 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 >> 9 hot buffet breakfasts (B); 4 three-course dinners (D) including a Highlight Dinner (HD), a Be My Guest dinner (BG) with wine and a Farewell Dinner (FD) with wine >> Services of a professional Travel Director >> Luxury motorcoach with reclining seats, air conditioning and onboard restroom >> Sightseeing with a Local Guide: Prague, Budapest, Vienna, 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 NOTE: Medical travel insurance is required for the Czech Republic. DEPARTURES FROMTHE USA & PRICES per person* Thursdays: Oct 31 – $1,935 Nov 7, 14, 21, 28 – $1,935 Dec 5, 12 – $1,935 Dec 19§ – $1,965 Dec 26§ – $2,025 2014: Jan 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – $1,935 Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 – $1,935 Mar 6, 13, 20, 27 – $1,935 Apr 3, 10 – $1,935 * 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: Special festivities have been arranged for these departures. Single Room Supplement: $490 Triple Room Reduction: $10 Early Payment Discount: pay by Jul 10 & save up to $152; pay by Oct 31 & save up to $101 Second Vacation Discount: up to $101 Young Traveler Discount: $190 FROMTHE USA MUNICHTO munich REF:WEOX REGIONAL VACATION $1935from land only ImperialEUROPE V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO your personally selected hotels SF Superior First Class F First Class Munich | Sheraton Munich Arabellapark SF Prague | Crowne Plaza F Budapest | Courtyard by Marriott Budapest City Center F Vienna | HiltonVienna Plaza DLX Salzburg | Holiday Inn Salzburg City F Munich | Sheraton Munich Arabellapark SF 96 munich’s glockenspiel Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company budapest’s parlianment building has 691 rooms and 122 miles of stairs
  • 97. 1 DEPART from the USA Board your overnight transatlantic flight. 2 Arrive in MUNICH, Germany Welcome to Munich! See city highlights on an orientation drive.This evening, gather for a Welcome Reception. WR 3 MUNICH / REGENSBURG / PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC Visit Regensburg, an unspoilt medieval gem. Cross into the Czech Republic and see Pilsen, renowned for its breweries.Then on to the beautiful capital city, Prague.Tonight, gather for a Highlight Dinner. B HD 4 PRAGUE SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME  With your Local Guide, see the Cathedral of St.Vitus in the grounds of Prague Castle. Cross the river on a walking tour to the OldTown Square to see theAstronomical Clock.The rest of the day is free. B 5 PRAGUE / BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA / BUDAPEST, HUNGARY Visit the Slovak capital, Bratislava, with its eclectic Gothic, Baroque and Art Deco architecture. On to Hungary and Budapest. B 6 BUDAPEST SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME  r View the Chain Bridge, the Castle Hill district and visit the Fisherman’s Bastion on a city tour with a Local Guide. Afterward, spend time exploring on your own.Tonight, experience a Be My Guest Hungarian dinner of delicious local specialties. B BG 7 BUDAPEST / VIENNA, AUSTRIA Cross theTransdanubia region to Györ and stroll through the city.Then on toVienna. B 8 VIENNA SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME  Admire the city highlights on a tour with a Local Guide.The afternoon is free. B 9 VIENNA / WACHAU VALLEY / SALZBURG   See MelkAbbey, a masterpiece of Baroque architecture. On to Salzburg where you’ll see the highlights on a walking tour with a Local Guide.Then enjoy a delicious Local Specialty, Austrian cakes. B d 10 SALZBURG / MUNICH, GERMANY Return to Munich, arriving in the mid-afternoon. Later, gather for a Farewell Dinner. B fd 11 DEPART MUNICH You will be transferred to the airport (condi­tions apply), where your vacation ends. B DAY MUNICHMUNICH PILSENPILSEN Slovakia Hungary Austria Germany Czech Republic BUDAPESTBUDAPEST PRAGUEPRAGUE MELKMELK BRATISLAVABRATISLAVA SALZBURGSALZBURG VIENNAVIENNA REGENSBURGREGENSBURG GYÖRGYÖR 11 2 2 2 1 97 matthias church, budapest HOHENSALZBURG castle, set high abovethe city 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY 1 END CITY r BE MY GUEST LOCAL SPECIALTY  LOCAL GUIDE impressive melk abbey was originally built as a palace
  • 98. YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers in Athens on Days 2 and 9 (conditions apply, see page 16) >> Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling >> Welcome Reception (WR) with a drink and light meal >> 7 buffet breakfasts (B); 4 three-course dinners (D), including a Be My Guest dinner (BG) >> Services of a professional Travel Director >> Luxury motorcoach with air conditioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom >> Sightseeing with a Local Guide: Athens, Corinth, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora Monasteries Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary >> Special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges hiddentreasure A unique experience provided by your Travel Director >> Portfolio of travel documents >> Souvenir photo DEPARTURES FROMthe USA & PRICES per person Thursdays: Nov 7, 14, 21, 28 – $1,399 Dec 5, 12 – $1,399 Dec 19§, 26§ – $1,485 2014: Jan 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – $1,399 Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 – $1,399 Mar 6, 13, 20, 27 – $1,399 * 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: Special festivities have been arranged for these departures. Single Room Supplement: $420 (Dec 19, 26); $360 (all other departures) Guaranteed room share not available. Triple Room Reduction: $70 Second Vacation Discount: save up to $74 Young Traveler Discount: $140 fromthe usa ATHENSTO ATHENS your personally selected hotels Athens | Divani Palace Acropolis SF Nafplion | Amalia Nafplion F or Ippoliti F Olympia | Arty Grand F or Amalia F Delphi | Amalia Delphi F or Delphi Palace F Kalambaka | Amalia Kalambaka F or Divani Meteora F Athens | Divani Palace Acropolis SF SF Superior First Class F First Class REF:WGBO $1399from land only V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO REGIONAL VACATION Greece best of the rock-top monasterieS of meteora DELPHI Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company 98
  • 99. DAY 1 Depart from the USA Board your overnight transatlantic flight. 2 Arrive in Athens, Greece Welcome to Athens!The day is free.Tonight, enjoy aWelcome Reception with your traveling companions andTravel Director. WR 3 Athens Sightseeing & free time  A morning tour with a Local Guide visits the Acropolis to view the Parthenon.Then on to see the Agora, Royal Palace andTemple of Zeus.Visit the Acropolis Museum, then the rest of the day is free. B 4 Athens / Nafplion  Cross the Corinth Canal and visit the remains of the ancient city of Corinth. On to Mycenae to see the BeehiveTombs, theTreasury of Atreus, the Lion Gate and the remains of Agamemnon’s Royal Palace. Stop to see the Sanctuary of Aesculapius, God of Medicine, and visit the amphitheater in Epidaurus. End the day in Naplion. B D 5 Nafplion / Olympia r Drive through the Mountains of Arcadia to celebrated Olympia, where the first Olympic Games were held in 776 BC.Tonight enjoy a special Be My Guest dinner of delicious local cuisine on an olive farm. B BG 6 Olympia / Delphi  Stroll around the ancient Olympic Stadium and theTemples of Zeus and Hera with your Local Guide.Then head to Patras and take the bridge across the Gulf of Corinth back to mainland Greece. Continue to Delphi, set on the slopes of mighty Mount Parnassus. B D 7 Delphi / Kalambaka  See the home of the famous Oracle with a Local Guide.Walk the SacredWay to the Sanctuary of Apollo and visit this ancient archaeological site dating from the 4th century. It was also here that every four years athletes competed in the Pythian Games, a precursor of the modern Olympics. On to Thermopylae, known for the heroic defense by Leonidas and his Spartans against the invading Persians. After seeing the memorial, continue on to Kalambaka. B D 8 Kalambaka / Athens  Your Local Guide takes you to visit two of the monasteries of Meteora, perched high above the town.Then a scenic drive brings you back to the fascinating capital of Greece, Athens. Tonight, perhaps join the traveling companions of your Greek adventure for a celebration dinner. B 9 Depart Athens You will be transferred to the airport where your vacation ends. B the Acropolis and Parthenon, athens METEORAMETEORA ATHENSATHENS G r e e c e AEGEAN SEAIONIAN SEA CORINTHCORINTH MYCENAEMYCENAE NAFPLIONNAFPLION OLYMPIAOLYMPIA PATRASPATRAS KALAMBAKAKALAMBAKA THERMOPYLAETHERMOPYLAE A l b a n i a M a c e d o n i a B u l g a r i a Turkey DELPHIDELPHI EPIDAURUSEPIDAURUS 2 1 11 1 1 r Be my guest  LOCAL GUIDE 99 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY 1 END CITY
  • 100. YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers in Cairo (conditions apply, see page 16) >> Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling >> 4-night luxury Nile Cruise >> 4 buffet breakfasts (B) in Cairo; all meals (B l d) while cruising >> Services of a professional Egyptologist/ Travel Director >> Sightseeing by luxury motorcoach with air conditioning and reclining seats >> Flights Cairo/Luxor and Aswan/Cairo and 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 hiddentreasure A unique experience provided by your Travel Director >> Portfolio of travel documents >> Souvenir photo DEPARTURES FROMthe USA & PRICES per person Tuesdays: Oct 29 – $2,085 Nov 5, 12, 19, 26 – $2,085 Dec 3, 10– $2,085 Dec 17 – $2,135 Dec 24§ – $2,450 Dec 31 – $2,125 2014: Jan 7, 14, 21, 28 – $2,085 Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 – $2,085 Mar 4, 11, 18, 25 – $2,085 * 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 Departure: Special festivities have been arranged for this departure. Single Room Supplement: $490 (Dec 17, 31); $520 (Dec 24); $440 (all other departures). Guaranteed room share and triple rooms are not available. fromthe usa CAIROTO CAIRO your personally selected hotels Cairo | Fairmont Heliopolis F Nile Cruise | MS Norma, MS Sapphire, MS La Bohème or similar DLX Cairo | Ramses Hilton SF DLX Deluxe SF Superior First Class F First Class REF: EGBO $2085from land, cruise & internal air V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO REGIONAL VACATION Egyptbest of the great pyramids of giza The highlight of your vacation is the cruise along the legendary Nile River on board the most luxurious of ships, the MS Norma, MS Sapphire, MS La Bohème, MS Miriam or MS Giselle.* All of the 5-star ships feature fully air-conditioned, luxury 2-berth cabins with en-suite bathroom, full-size bath, shower and toilet. Cabins have aTV with video channels, a music system, hairdryer, internal phone and a minibar. On-board facilities include a plunge pool, fitness equipment, two bars, a restaurant, two giftshops, dancing and folklore entertainment. * NOTE: At certain times a similar cruise ship of the same category as the MS Norma, MS Sapphire, MS La Bohème, MS Miriam or MS Giselle may be used. A Fabulous Nile Cruise is included Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company 100 MS SAPPHIRE
  • 101. DAY 1 Depart from the USA Board your overnight transatlantic flight. 2 Arrive in CAIRO, EGYPT Welcome to Cairo!You will be met at Cairo Airport and transferred to your hotel.Then there’s time to wander through the ancient, bustling streets in the “City of aThousand Minarets” or simply relax after your journey. 3 CAIRO / LUXOR / nile CRUISE Fly to Luxor. Upon arrival, visit the enormous temple complex at Karnak, featuring the Temple of Amun and the dramatic Avenue of the Sphinx. Board your luxury cruise ship in time for lunch. Later visit the GrandTemple of Luxor, then return to your cruise ship for dinner and your first night on board. B L D The Temple of Philae, dedicated to the goddess Isis CAIROCAIRO KARNAKKARNAK Eg ypt MEMPHISMEMPHIS SAKKARASAKKARA EDFUEDFU GIZAGIZA 4 Night Cruise LUXORLUXOR ASWANASWAN KOM OMBOKOM-OMBO PHILAEPHILAE VALLEY OFTHE KINGS VALLEY OFTHE KINGS RiverNile Jordan ABU SIMBEL Optional Excursion To Jordan 5-Day Post Extension P P P P 3 1 4 CRUISING: LUXOR / EDFU Discover the awe-inspiringValley of the Kings in theTheban Hills west of the Nile, where tombs were built for the powerful nobles of the New Kingdom.Visit theTemple of Medinet Habou, the mortuary temple of Ramses III. Admire Queen Hatshepsut’s impressive temple at Deir el-Bahri and view the Colossi of Memnon, carved from quartzite sandstone. Later, sail to Edfu. B L D 5 CRUISING: EDFU / KOM-OMBO Visit Egypt’s best-preserved cult temple at Edfu, dedicated to the falcon god Horus. Relax and admire the scenery as you sail upstream to Kom-Ombo.This evening, dress up in customary clothing and enjoy a fun-filled Egyptian Dinner and Galabea Party. B L D 6 CRUISING: KOM-OMBO / ASWAN Tour theTemple of Kom-Ombo, dedicated to the crocodile-headed god Sobek and the falcon god Horus. Later, in Aswan, sail in a traditional felucca across the Nile to see the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener’s Island. A blood-red sunset is common in Aswan, all the more breathtaking with the silhouette of dozens of feluccas set against it. B L D 7 DISEMBARK ASWAN / CAIRO Disembark in Aswan to explore the High Dam. Visit theTemple of Isis on the Island of Philae and see the Unfinished Obelisk.Then you might want to take an optional excursion to the mighty SunTemple of Abu Simbel, where four giant stone statues of Ramses II guard the temple’s entrance.This afternoon, fly back to Cairo.Your evening is free. B 8 CAIRO SIGHTSEEIng U Thousands of years of history are brought to life during your full day of sightseeing. See the ancient Citadel, built to protect the city from the Crusaders. Marvel at the Alabaster Mosque’s ornate interior and the Sultan Hassan Mosque. Get a Unique Insight at a traditional perfumery that uses Egyptian plants to create its fragrances.Visit the Hanging Church of St. Mary in Old Cairo, and, at the Egyptian Museum, seeTutankhamun’s priceless treasures, discovered by Howard Carter in theValley of the Kings in 1922. B 9 PYRAMIDS EXCURSION Make an unforgettable excursion to the Pyramids. See the limestone Colossus of Ramses II and the giant Alabaster Sphinx at Memphis. On to admire the Step Pyramid at Sakkara, which heralded the beginning of the pyramid age. Marvel at the Great Pyramids of Giza, one of the SevenWonders of the Ancient World. See the enigmatic Great Sphinx, the oldest monumental sculpture in the world.The evening is yours to do as you please. B 10 depart cairo You will be transferred to the airport (conditions apply), where your vacation ends. B NOTE: Ships and cruise itineraries on the Nile may vary occasionally according to seasonal circumstance.Visits to sights and highlights will not be affected. U unique insights Optional Abu Simbel excursion Enjoy a four-hour excursion to Abu Simbel, site of theTemple of Ramses II with its four great statues of the pharaoh and his queen, Nefertari. Add a 5-day extension in Jordan at the end of your vacation Add our “Jordan Experience” to your vacation. Travel from Cairo to Amman, visit extraordinary Jerash, see the incredible structures in Petra, and perhaps relax at the Dead Sea. Ask your Brendan Specialist for details. 101 1 START CITY 1 END CITY
  • 102. YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers in Cairo (conditions apply, see page 16) >> Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling >> 7-night luxury Nile Cruise >> 4 buffet breakfasts (B) in Cairo; all meals (B L D) while cruising >> Services of a professional Egyptologist/ Travel Director >> Sightseeing by luxury motorcoach with air conditioning and reclining seats >> Flights Cairo/Luxor/Cairo, and 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 hiddentreasure A unique experience provided by your Travel Director >> Portfolio of travel documents >> Souvenir photo DEPARTURES FROMthe USA & PRICES per person Mondays: Oct 21, 28 – $2,485 Nov 4, 11, 18, 25 – $2,485 Dec 2, 9 – $2,485 Dec 16 – $2,525 Dec 23§ – $2,865 Dec 30§ – $2,785 2014: Jan 6, 13, 20, 27 – $2,485 Feb 3, 10, 17, 24 – $2,485 Mar 3, 10, 17, 24 – $2,485 * 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: Special festivities have been arranged for these departures. Single Room Supplement: $610 (Dec 16, 30); $650 (Dec 23); $580 (all other departures). Guaranteed room share and triple rooms are not available. fromthe usa CAIROTO CAIRO your personally selected hotels Cairo | Le Meridian Pyramids SF Nile Cruise | MS Miriam, MS Giselle or similar DLX Cairo | Ramses Hilton SF DLX Deluxe SF Superior First Class REF: EGWE $2485from land, cruise & internal air V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO REGIONAL VACATION Ancient Egypt wonders of the mysterious sphinx kom ombo Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company 102
  • 103. DAY 1 Depart from the USA Board your overnight transatlantic flight. 2 Arrive in CAIRO, EGYPT Welcome to Cairo!You will be met at Cairo Airport and transferred to your hotel. Check in, then there’s time to explore the “City of a Thousand Minarets.” 3 PYRAMIDS EXCURSION Head out to see the limestone Colossus of Ramses II and the Alabaster Sphinx at Memphis.Then on to Sakkara to see the Step Pyramid.The highlights of the day are the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Sphinx. feluccas on the nile CAIROCAIRO KARNAKKARNAK Eg ypt MEMPHISMEMPHIS SAKKARASAKKARA EDFUEDFU GIZAGIZA 7 Night Cruise LUXORLUXOR ASWANASWAN KOM OMBOKOM OMBO PHILAEPHILAE VALLEY OFTHE KINGS VALLEY OFTHE KINGS RiverNile DENDERADENDERA ABU SIMBEL Optional Excursion P P P 2 2 Enjoy views of the pyramids at night and an unforgettable Sound and Light Show before returning to Cairo. B 4 CAIRO / LUXOR / NILE CRUISE / DENDERA Fly to Luxor and take a guided tour of the KarnakTemple complex.Then board your cruise ship in time for lunch, and set sail for Dendera in the north. B L D 5 CRUISING: DENDERA / LUXOR Explore DenderaTemple, dedicated to the Goddess Hathor.Then cruise back to Luxor and visit the GrandTemple. B L D 6 CRUISING: LUXOR / EDFU Discover the unparalleledValley of the Kings, a complex of mortuary temples and tombs. See Queen Hatshepsut’sTemple and the Colossi of Memnon, and visit theValley of the Kings. Returning to your ship, cruise through the Esna Lock to Edfu. B L D 7 CRUISING: EDFU / ASWAN Visit theTemple of Edfu, dedicated to the falcon god Horus.Tonight, dress up in galabeas and enjoy some Egyptian culture and cuisine. B L D 8 CRUISING: ASWAN Spend the day in Aswan.View the Unfinished Obelisk and visit theTemple of Isis on the Island of Philae.Then sail in a felucca to view the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener’s Island. B L D 9 CRUISING: ASWAN / KOM-OMBO / EDFU This morning you might want to take an optional excursion to Abu Simbel. Later, visit the rooflessTemple of Kom-Ombo, dedicated to the falcon and crocodile gods. B L D 10 CRUISING: EDFU / LUXOR A full day of cruising on the Nile.Take advantage of the on-board facilities and enjoy the scenery as you cruise to Luxor. B L D 11 DISEMBARK LUXOR / CAIRO Bid your cruise staff farewell, and fly back to Cairo.Your evening is free.You may want to enjoy dinner in a local restaurant accompanied by lively Egyptian entertainment. B 12 CAIRO SIGHTSEEIng U Visit the Alabaster and Sultan Hassan Mosques and the Hanging Church of St. Mary in Old Cairo. Get a Unique Insight at a perfumery that uses Egyptian plants to create its fragrances. Then, at the Egyptian Museum, see Tutankhamun’s priceless treasures. B 13 DEPART CAIRO You will be transferred to the airport (conditions apply), where your vacation ends. B NOTE: Ships and cruise itineraries on the Nile may vary occasionally according to seasonal circumstance.Visits to sights and highlights will not be affected. Enjoy a four-hour excursion to Abu Simbel, site of theTemple of Ramses II with its four great statues of the pharaoh and his queen, Nefertari. Optional Abu Simbel Excursion U unique insights 103 1 START CITY 1 END CITY
  • 104. fromthe usa tel avivtotel aviv REF: ISBO $2050from land only REGIONAL VACATION Israel Best of V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO THE DOME OF THE ROCK,jerusalem YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers in Tel Aviv (conditions apply, see page 16) >> Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling >> Welcome Drink (WR) in Jerusalem >> 8 Israeli breakfasts (B) with juice; and 2 three-course dinners (D) >> Services of a professional Travel Director >> Luxury motorcoach or mini-bus with air conditioning >> 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 NOTE: Security is a major concern, and the situation in this region is constantly changing. Events in the country coupled withTravel Advisories issued by various govern- ments may at times necessitate changes to the brochured itinerary and ­accommodations, or even require trip cancel- lation. Please refer to ourTerms and Conditions for further information. You must accept the risks involved in travel to Israel and ­accept responsibility for your own travel decisions. your personally selected hotels Jerusalem | Dan Panorama Jerusalem F Lower Galilee | Kibbutz Hotel F TelAviv | Dan PanoramaTel Aviv F F First Class DEPARTURES FROMthe USA & PRICES per person* Wednesdays: Nov 6, 13, 20, 27 – $2,050 Dec 4, 11, 18¶ – $2,050 Dec 25§ – $2,150 2014: Jan 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 – $2,050 Feb 5, 12, 19, 26 – $2,050 Mar 5, 12, 19, 26 – $2,050 * 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. ¶ Christmas Day is not celebrated in Israel. § Holiday Departure: Special festivities have been arranged for these departure. Due to Jewish holidays and the frequency of religious ­vacations in Israel, the order of the sightseeing program may change and some departures will not stay at the Kibbutz Hotel but in alternative accommodations.. Single Room Supplement: $940 Guaranteed room share is not available. Triple Room Reduction: $100 Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company 104 bahai shrine,haifa
  • 105. TEL AVIVTEL AVIV JERUSALEMJERUSALEM MASADA CAESAREA HAIFA NAZARETH QUMRAN ACRE MEGIDDO TZFAT MASADA CAESAREA HAIFA NAZARETH QUMRAN ACRE MEGIDDO TZFAT DEAD SEA MEDITERRANEAN SEA I s r a e l LOWER GALILEE LOWER GALILEE BEN GURION INT’LAIRPORT CAPERNAUMCAPERNAUM J o r d a n ® ® ® 2 4 2 DAY 1 Depart from the USA Board your overnight transatlantic flight. 2 Arrive in Tel Aviv, Israel / Jerusalem You will be transferred to your hotel in Jerusalem. The day is at leisure.Tonight, gather for aWelcome Drink with yourTravel Director. WR 3 Mount Zion & Old City of Jerusalem Excursion Admire Jerusalem’s Old City from the Mount of Olives. On to visit theTomb of King David on Mount Zion. See the room where the Last Supper took place near Zion Gate. Next, walk through the Jewish Quarter to theWailingWall and see the venerated Dome of the Rock. Follow the Stations of the Cross along theVia Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. B 4 Dead Sea & Masada Excursion Journey through the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea. Near Qumran, view the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Drive to Masada. Ascend by cable car to the fortress where the Zealots made their last stand against the Romans and explore the excavations of Herod’s Palace. Returning to Jerusalem, stop at the Dead Sea and maybe float in the salty water, time and weather permitting. B 5 Jerusalem. free day A full day at leisure in this fascinating city, with plenty to see and do. B 6 new city of Jerusalem / Lower Galilee Start with a visit toYadVashem, the memorial to the six million martyrs ofWorldWar II. At the Israel Museum, visit the Shrine of the Book, housing the Dead Sea Scrolls. See the Knesset, Israel’s Parliament, and the Givat Ram Campus of Hebrew University.Travel through the JordanValley to your Kibbutz hotel. B D 7 Nazareth & Mount of Beatitudes Excursion Start the day with a visit to Meggido to see the excavations of Solomon’s stables. On to Nazareth to explore the Church of the Annuciation, then Capernaum for a visit to the old Synagogue.Your last stop is the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount. B D 8 Lower Galilee / tzfat / acre / haifa / caesarea / Tel Aviv Head toTzfat and visit the ancient synagogue and the artist’s colony.Then drive to Acre and discover the underground Crusader’s City. On to Haifa to admire the Bahai Shrine and visit the Persian Gardens. In Caesarea, see the Roman statues, aqueduct and RomanTheater. Later, arrive in the lively city ofTel Aviv. B 9 Tel Aviv. free day Today is a full day at leisure.You might want to explore the Flea Market, visit Newe Zedek, the first Jewish neighborhood, the Diaspora Museum or the Eretz Israel Museum, or stroll in Park Hayarkon. B 10 Depart Tel Aviv Take an included transfer to the airport (conditions apply), where your vacation ends. B OLD TOWN TEL AVIV AT SUNSET 105 float on the dead sea 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY 1 END CITY
  • 106. YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers in Istanbul (conditions apply, see page 16) >> Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling >> Welcome Reception (WR) in Istanbul >> 13 buffet breakfasts (B); 1 Be My Guest lunch (BG); 11 dinners (D), including a 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 Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary HIDDENTREASURE A unique experience provided by your Travel Director >> Portfolio of travel documents >> Souvenir photo DEPARTURES FROMthe USA & PRICES per person Thursdays: Oct 24, 31 – $1,899 Nov 7, 14, 21, 28 – $1,899 Dec 5, 12 – $1,899 Dec 19§ – $2,065 Dec 26§ – $1,935 2014: Jan 2, 9 – $1,899 Jan 16, 23 – $1,785 Jan 30 – $1,899 Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 – $1,899 Mar 6, 13, 20, 27 – $1,899 Saturdays: Oct 26 – $1,899 Nov 2, 9 – $1,899 2014: Mar 15, 22, 29 – $1,899 * 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. NOTE: Some departures may operate in reverse. Included sightseeing will not be affected. If Sarhatli is unavail­able, an alternative underground city may be visited instead. § Holiday Departures: Special festivities have been arranged for these departures. Single Room Supplement: $680 Triple Room Reduction: $30 Second Vacation Discount: save up to $103 Young Traveler Discount: $180 NOTE: U.S. passport holders require a visa forTurkey. Non-U.S. citizens must check visa requirements with your local consulate(s). Responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler. fromthe usa ISTANBULTO ISTANBUL your personally selected hotels Istanbul | Dedeman Istanbul SF Canakkale | Kolin F Izmir | Swiss Hotel SF, Mövenpick SF or KayaThermal SF Pamukkale | PamThermal F Antalya | Rixos MD Konya | Anemon MD Cappadocia | Dilek Kaya F Ankara | Moevenpick DLX Bursa | Thermal Kervansaray F Istanbul | Dedeman Istanbul SF DLX Deluxe MD Moderate Deluxe SF Superior First Class F First Class REF:TBOT V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO REGIONAL VACATION Turkeybest of $1785from 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 the sultan ahmed or blue mosque is the most impressive in istanbul 106
  • 107. 1 Depart from the USA Board your overnight transatlantic flight. 2 Arrive in Istanbul, Turkey You will be transferred to your hotel.Tonight, gather for aWelcome Reception. WR 3 Istanbul / Gallipoli / Canakkale On the Gallipoli Peninsula see Anzac Cove and visit Lone Pine Cemetery.Then on to the Dardanelles and Canakkale. B D 4 Canakkale / Troy / Izmir (Smyrna) InTroy, see the famousWooden Horse. On to visit the ancient Asclepion Medical Center of Pergamon. Continue to Izmir. B D 5 Izmir / Ephesus / Pamukkale Visit fascinating Ephesus and see theVirgin Mary’s cottage.Then, to Pamukkale. B D 6 Pamukkale / Hierapolis / Antalya See Pamukkale’s Cotton Castle Springs and the ruins of a Roman health spa in Hierapolis. Next you have free time in Antalya. B D 7 Antalya / Perge & Aspendos Excursion Visit the Antalya Archaeological Museum, then on to the Roman cities of Perge and Aspendos. B D 8 Antalya / Konya r Enjoy a Be My Guest lunch in an Ottoman-style house, hosted by the family.Visit the Mevlana Mausoleum. On to the KaratayTile Museum, then to Konya. B BG D 9 Konya / Cappadocia U First visit the Sultanhan Caravansary. On to Cappadocia.Visit the underground city of Sarhatli and see the cone of Uchisar.Tonight, get a Unique Insight staying in a cave hotel! B D 10 ÜrgÜp & Goreme Excursion See volcanic landscapes and troglodyte dwellings of Ürgüp.Visit the Goreme Open-Air Museum and learn about pottery making. B D 11 Cappadocia / Ankara  Travel to Ankara and see the highlights.Visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilization and Ataturk’s Mausoleum. Dinner tonight is at your hotel. B D 12 Ankara / Gordion / Bursa Visit Gordion, the city of King Midas.Then on to Bursa to visit the Green Ottoman Complex and the Grand Mosque. B D 13 Bursa / Istanbul Board the ferry and cross the Sea of Marmara to Istanbul.The rest of the day is free. Perhaps explore the vast Grand Bazaar. B 14 Istanbul Sightseeing A guided tour includes visits toTopkapi Palace, the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque. Later savor a Farewell Dinner. B FD 15 Depart Istanbul You will transferred to the airport (conditions apply), where your vacation ends. B DAY Add a 5-day extension in Jordan at the end of your vacation Guests on departures ending on Thursdays have the option of adding our “Jordan Experience.” See the incredible structures in Petra, visit extraordinary Jerash, and perhaps relax at the Dead Sea (Ref: JEXT). Ask your Brendan Specialist for details. (Ref: JORD) sword valley, cappadocia THE THERMAL SPRINGS IN PAMUKKALE HAVE BEEN USED SINCE ROMAN TIMES 107 T u r k e y ANKARAANKARA SEA OF MARMARA TROYTROY G r e e c e B u l g a r i a S y r i a PERGAMONPERGAMON EPHESUSEPHESUS HIERAPOLISHIERAPOLIS PERGEPERGE ASPENDOSASPENDOS GÖREMEGÖREME ÜRGÜPÜRGÜP GALLIPOLIGALLIPOLI CANAKKALECANAKKALE IZMIRIZMIR PAMUKKALEPAMUKKALE ANTALYAANTALYA KONYAKONYA CAPPADOCIACAPPADOCIA ISTANBULISTANBUL BURSABURSA GORDION BLACK SEA 21 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY 1 END CITY r be my guest  LOCAL GUIDE U unique insights
  • 108. 108 Highlights EUROPEAN YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers in Amsterdam on Day 2 and in Paris on Day 8 (conditions apply, see page 16) >> Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling >> Welcome Reception and Dinner (WR) on a canal cruise >> 6 hot buffet breakfasts; 3 three-course dinners (D) including a Farewell Dinner (FD) with wine >> Services of a professional Travel Director >> Private luxury motorcoach with reclining seats and an onboard restroom >> Sightseeing with a Local Guide: Paris Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary >> Special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges hidden treasure A unique experience provided by yourTravel Director >> Portfolio of travel documents >> Souvenir photo DEPARTURES FROM USA & PRICES per person* Saturdays: Nov 2 – $1,665 Nov 9, 16, 23, 30 – $1,635 Dec 7, 14 – $1,635 Dec 21§ – $1,799 Dec 28§ – $1,850 2014: Jan 4, 11, 18, 25 – $1,635 Feb 1, 8, 15, 22 – $1,635 Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 – $1,635 * Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. Your Brendan Specialist will quote you the lowest airfare available from your hometown at the time of booking. § Holiday Departures: Special festivities have been arranged for these departures. Single Room Supplement: $380 Triple Room Reduction: $30 Early Payment Discount: pay by Jul 10 & save up to $139; pay by Oct 31 & save up to $93 Second Vacation Discount: up to $93 Young Traveler Discount: $160 fromthe usa AMSTERDAMTO PARIS your personally selected hotels Amsterdam | Mercure Amsterdam City F Mannheim | Holiday Inn Mannheim City Center F Lucerne | Astoria F Paris | Renaissance La Defense F F First Class REF:WHIL DISCOVERY VACATION $1635from land only V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company PARIS – THE“CITY OF LIGHT” Lucerne
  • 109. 109 1 DEPART from the USA Board your overnight transatlantic flight. 2 Arrive in amsterdam, netherlands Welcome to Amsterdam, one of Europe’s friendliest cities.This evening, meet yourTravel Director and traveling companions for a Welcome Reception on a scenic canal cruise with dinner andWelcome Drinks. WR 3 AMSTERDAM / RHINE CRUISE / HEIDELBERG / MANNHEIM Travel via Arnhem to the RhineValley. Relax as you cruise along the River Rhine past terraced vineyards and medieval castles to St Goar. Pass the famous Lorelei Rock. In Heidelberg, view the red sandstone castle, which towers above Germany’s oldest university town. B D 4 MANNHEIM / SCHAFFHAUSEN / LUCERNE  Drive into the enchanting Black Forest and stop for a cuckoo clock making demonstration, a Local Specialty.Visit the dramatic Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen, the largest waterfall in Europe. Later arrive in Switzerland with its alpine scenery and enjoy magnificent views across Lake Lucerne. B D 5 LUCERNE SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME Walk across the 14th century Chapel Bridge on your morning orientation.Visit the solemn Lion Monument, commemorating the massacre of Swiss Guards in 1792.The afternoon is at leisure to explore on your own. B 6 LUCERNE / BURGUNDY WINE REGION /PARIS See the changing landscape as you travel into France, through Alsace and across the Maginot Line. Continue through the Burgundy country­side − one of the country’s main wine producing regions, famous for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grape varieties.This evening you may want to see a famous cabaret show. B 7 PARIS Sightseeing & FREE TIME  Your expert Local Guide shows you the sights, including views of Notre Dame Cathedral, the Champs Élysées, the Arc deTriomphe and the magnificent Opera House. Ascend to the second level of the EiffelTower by elevator and view the city in all its glory. Spend the afternoon as you wish. Celebrate this evening with your fellow travelers at a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant. B FD 8 Depart PARIS Say “au revoir” as you depart Paris. Airport transfers are available to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (conditions apply). Or why not consider our optional Eurostar extension to the British capital, London. B DAY Optional Eurostar extension End your trip in style by traveling from Paris to London on the Eurostar. You’ll travel on a standard class ticket, with station transfers and one night accommodation in London. Ask your Brendan Specialist for details. Price Per Person from: Twin $400; single $480; triple $385. ® ® AMSTERDAMAMSTERDAM LUCERNELUCERNE MANNHEIMMANNHEIM PARISPARIS SCHAFFHAUSENSCHAFFHAUSEN Switzerland ARNHEMARNHEM HEIDELBERGHEIDELBERG RHINE CRUISE BOPPARDBOPPARD ST. GOARST. GOAR Netherlands F r a n c e G e r m a n y BURGUNDY WINE REGION Eurostar Extension to London ENGLISH CHANNEL LONDONLONDON Britain 2 1 2 1 traditionaL dutch gabled houses,amsterdam  LOCAL SPECIALTY  LOCAL GUIDE 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY 1 END CITY
  • 110. YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers in Rome on Day 2 and in London on Day 11 (conditions apply, see page 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 >> 8 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 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: Nov 3, 10, 17, 24 – $1,999 Dec 1, 8, 15 – $1,999 Dec 22§ – $2,075 Dec 29§ – $2,235 2014: Jan 5, 12, 19, 26 – $1,999 Feb 2, 9, 16, 23 – $1,999 Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – $1,999 *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: Special festivities have been arranged for these departures. Single Room Supplement: $540 (Dec 29); $510 (all other departures) Triples are available, but there is no reduction. Early Payment Discount: pay by Jul 10 & save up to $168; pay by Oct 31 & save up to $112 Second Vacation Discount: up to $112 Young Traveler Discount: $200 fromthe usa rometo london your personally selected hotels Rome | Grand HotelTiberio F Venice | NovotelVenezia Mestre Castellana F Lucerne | Astoria F Paris | Evergreen Laurel F London | Hilton Kensington F F First Class REF:WROL $1999from 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 Timeless Venice is built on 118 islands construction on notre dame cathedral began in 1163 110
  • 111. 1 Depart from the USA Board your overnight transatlantic flight. 2 Arrive in Rome, Italy Welcome to the Eternal City, Rome.There’s time to explore on your own before gathering for aWelcome Reception and an orientation drive through 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 Piéta. On to view the Roman Forum and the infamous Colosseum.The rest of the day is free to explore on your own. B 4 Rome / Venice  Travel north to the magical city ofVenice. Cruise along the Grand Canal to see St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. Next, watch a glassblowing demonstration, a Local Specialty. The afternoon is at leisure to experience Venice your way. Later, check in at your hotel. B 5 Venice / Verona / Lucerne, switzerland LeavingVenice, stop inVerona, the home of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers. See Juliet’s balcony and the Roman Amphitheatre.Then cross into Switzerland and on to enchanting lakeside Lucerne. B D 6 Lucerne sightseeing & free time See the Lion Monument, commemorating the Swiss Guard killed while guarding Louis XVI. After exploring the old town and crossing the picturesque Chapel Bridge, your time is free to browse through the shops, stroll along the lake or take an optional excursion. B 7 Lucerne / Paris, France Rise early for the scenic drive to Paris.You’ll ride through the Burgundy vineyards and the French countryside, later arriving in the spectacular City of Light. B 8 Paris Sightseeing & free time  A morning sightseeing tour with a Local Guide includes the iconic EiffelTower. Ascend to the second level and take in the outstanding panoramic views.Then on to see the Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Concorde and more. There’s time this afternoon to do last-minute shopping or to take an optional excursion.Tonight, gather for a festive Farewell Dinner. B FD 9 Paris / London, England Cross the Somme Battlefields on your way to Calais. Sail across the English Channel to Dover, then coach through Kent to London. B 10 Depart London You will be transferred to the airport (conditions apply), where your vacation ends. B DAY Add an extra night & a half-day city tour in London at the end of your vacation Spend one extra night in the British capital and take a sightseeing tour with a Local Guide . See the highlights of the city. Breakfast is included. Price Per Person From: Twin $185; single $243; triple $185. Lucerne’s famous Chapel Bridge was nearly destroyed by fire in 1993 rome’s colosseum was originally called the flavian amphitheater 111 LONDONLONDON DOVERDOVER France VENICEVENICE ROMEROME LUCERNELUCERNE PARISPARIS CALAISCALAIS Germany England N etherlands Austria Italy Switzerland VERONAVERONA Belgium 2 2 2 1 1 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY 1 END CITY  LOCAL SPECIALTY  LOCAL GUIDE
  • 112. YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers in London on Day 2 and in Rome on Day 10 (conditions apply, see page 16) >> Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling >> Welcome Reception (WR) with drinks and dinner >> 8 breakfasts (B); 3 three-course dinners (D) including a Farewell Dinner (FD) with wine >> Host service in London; professional Travel Director while traveling >> Luxury motorcoach with air-conditioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom >> Ferry crossing: Dover to Calais >> Sightseeing with a Local Guide: Paris, 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* Fridays: Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 – $2,199 Dec 6, 13 – $2,199 Dec 20§ – $2,325 Dec 27§ – $2,399 2014: Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 – $2,199 Feb 7, 14, 21, 28 – $2,199 Mar 7, 14, 21 – $2,199 Mar 28 – $2,235 *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: Special festivities have been arranged for these departures. Single Room Supplement: $550 Triples are available, but there is no reduction. Early Payment Discount: pay by Jul 10 & save up to $167; pay by Oct 31 & save up to $111 Second Vacation Discount: $111 Young Traveler Discount: $200 fromthe usa londonto Rome your personally selected hotels London | Hilton Kensington F Paris | Evergreen Laurel F Lucerne | Astoria F Venice | NovotelVenezia Mestre Castellana F Florence | Grand Hotel Mediterraneo F Rome | Barcelo Aran Mantegna SF SF Superior First Class F First Class REF:WTAVA $2199from land only V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO DISCOVERY VACATION Travelereuropean Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company arc de triomphe,paris 112
  • 113. 1 Depart from the USA Board your overnight transatlantic flight. 2 Arrive in London, England The day is free to begin exploring. 3 London / Paris, France Head to Dover and cross the English Channel by ferry to France. Pass the Canadian Memorial atVimy Ridge en route to glittering Paris.Tonight, enjoy aWelcome Reception then a drive around the city. B WR 4 Paris Sightseeing & FREE TIME  Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a drive along the Champs Élysées to the Arc deTriomphe.Then on to the Eiffel Tower and ascend to the second level for panoramic views.The afternoon is at leisure. B 5 Paris / Lucerne, Switzerland Make an early start, driving through the Burgundy vineyards and past the Castle of Châteauneuf. Cross the Swiss border and continue on to lakeside Lucerne. See the wooden Chapel Bridge and the poignant Lion Monument on a short tour. B D 6 Lucerne / Venice, Italy Travel through the Alps and cross the border into Italy. Glimpse the beautiful Italian Lake region as you continue to magicalVenice. B D 7 Venice / Florence  A canal cruise takes you to St. Mark’s Square to see the Bridge of Sighs and the Doge’s Palace.Watch a glassblowing demonstration, a Local Specialty, then there is free time before driving to the magnificent Renaissance city of Florence. B 8 Florence / Rome  On a walking tour with a Local Guide, see the Duomo and the splendid doors on the Baptistery. Next, admire the PonteVecchio over the River Arno.There is time to shop before traveling to the “Eternal City,” Rome. B 9 Rome Sightseeing & FREE TIME  On a morning sightseeing tour with a Local Guide, visit St. Peter’s Basilica in theVatican and see Michelangelo’s famous sculpture La Pietà.Then cross to ancient Rome to see the Forum and the mighty Colosseum.The afternoon is free.Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner with newfound friends at a local restaurant. B FD 10 Depart Rome You will be transferred to the airport (conditions apply), where your vacation ends. B DAY Add an extra night & a half-day city tour in London at the end of your vacation Spend one extra night in the British capital and take a sightseeing tour with a Local Guide . See the highlights of the city. Breakfast is included. Price Per Person From: Twin $185; single $243; triple $185. london’s houses of parliament 113 LONDONLONDON DOVERDOVER France MEDITERRANEAN SEA NORTH SEA VENICEVENICE ROMEROME LUCERNELUCERNE PARISPARIS CALAISCALAIS Germany England Netherlands Austria Italy Switzerland Wales Belgium Luxembourg Spain CHÂTEAUNEUFCHÂTEAUNEUF FLORENCEFLORENCE 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY 1 END CITY  LOCAL SPECIALTY  LOCAL GUIDE Beautiful Florence on the Arno River
  • 114. 114 YOURTRAVELVALUE INCLUDES >> Airport transfers in London on Day 2 and in Paris on Day 14 (conditions apply, see page 16) >> Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling >> Welcome Reception (WR) and dinner on a canal cruise in Amsterdam >> 12 breakfasts (B); 4 three-course dinners (D) including a Farewell Dinner (FD) with wine >> Host service in London; professional Travel Director while traveling >> Luxury motorcoach with air conditioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom >> Eurostar high-speed rail from London to Brussels >> Sightseeing with a Local Guide: Rome, Florence, Paris Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary hidden TREASURE A unique experience provided by your Travel Director >> Special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges >> Portfolio of travel documents >> Souvenir photo fromthe usa londonto paris your personally selected hotels London | The Cumberland SF Amsterdam | Mercure Amsterdam City F Rhineland | Holiday Inn Mannheim City Centre F Innsbruck | Grauer Bär MF Venice | NovotelVenezia Mestre Castellana F Rome | Executive Style Hotel F Florence | Cosmopolitan Hotel F Lucerne | Astoria F Paris | Renaissance La Defense F SF Superior First Class F First Class MF Moderate First Class REF:WWWH $3025from land only V A C A T I O N P A C E leisurely LET’S GO Whirleuropean DEPARTURES FROMthe USA & PRICES per person* Sundays: Nov 3, 10, 17, 24 – $3,025 Dec 1, 8 – $3,025 Dec 15§ – $3,165 Dec 22§ – $3,385 Dec 29§ – $3,125 2014: Jan 5, 12, 19, 26 – $3,025 Feb 2, 9, 16, 23 – $3,025 Mar 2, 9, 16, 23 – $3,025 Mar 30 – $3,065 Apr 6 – $3,125 Saturdays: Dec 21§ – $3,365 Dec 28§ – $3,085 Friday: Jan 3 – $3,025 *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. BrendanVacations guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. § Holiday Departures: Special festivities have been arranged for these departures. Single Room Supplement: $770 Triple Room Reduction: $90 Early Payment Discount: pay by Jul 10 & save up to $239; pay by Oct 31 & save up to $159 Second Vacation Discount: up to $159 Young Traveler Discount: $280 DISCOVERY VACATION FLORENCE Visit BrendanVacations.com for all Definite Departures ✔ and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions. Operated in conjunction with our sister company LONDON 114
  • 115. 115 1 Depart from the USA Board your overnight transatlantic flight. 2 Arrive in London, England Welcome to London!The day is free. 3 London / Amsterdam, Netherlands Meet yourTravel Director, then board the Eurostar and travel to Brussels. Coach to Amsterdam, see the highlights, then enjoy aWelcome Reception dinner cruise along the famous canals. B WR 4 Amsterdam / RHINELAND, Germany Travel into Germany.Take a Rhine cruise, then on to Heidelberg to see the castle. B D 5 RHINELAND / Innsbruck, Austria Stop in Munich and see the highlights.Then on to Austria and Innsbruck. B 6 Innsbruck / Venice, Italy  8 InVenice, cruise to St. Mark’s Square, then visit a glassblowing factory, a Local Specialty. B D 7 Venice / Rome Travel to the “Eternal City,” Rome. B 8 Rome Sightseeing & FREE TIME  A guided tour includes views of the highlights. B 9 Rome / Florence  See the highlights of Florence on a guided tour. B 10 Florence / Lucerne, Switzerland Travel north to lakeside Lucerne. B D 11 Lucerne Orientation & FREE TIME See the city sights, then the day is free. B 12 Lucerne / Paris, France Cross into France and on to Paris. B 13 Paris Sightseeing & FREE TIME  See the sights and ascend the EiffelTower to the second level with a Local Guide.The afternoon is free.Then enjoy a Farewell Dinner. B FD 14 Depart Paris* You will be transferred to the airport (conditions apply), where your vacation ends. B * A complimentary coach return to London is available on Day 14. You will be dropped off at the Brendan London hotel, not at the airport. Arrival time is approximately 4:00 p.m., depending on traffic. DAY Addanextranight&ahalf-daycitytour inLondon at the beginning of your vacation Price Per Person From: Twin $200; single $290; triple $195. See page 115 for details. Optional EUROSTAR extension Travel back to London by Eurostar. 14 Paris / Eurostar / London, England Board the Eurostar and travel to London. On to your hotel for an included stay. B 15 Depart London Your vacation ends after breakfast. B Price Per Person From: Twin $400; single $480; triple $385. Heidelberg’s red-walled castle THE GOLDEN ROOF,INNSBRUCK 115 LONDONLONDON France MEDITERRANEAN SEA AMSTERDAMAMSTERDAM RHINELANDRHINELAND INNSBRUCKINNSBRUCK VENICEVENICE ROMEROME FLORENCEFLORENCE LUCERNELUCERNE PARISPARIS BRUSSELSBRUSSELS BOPPARDBOPPARD ST. GOARST. GOAR MUNICHMUNICH Germany England Netherlands Austria Italy Switzerland Wales Belgium Czech Republic Poland Slovania Hungary Croatia Spain Rhine Cruise Rhine Cruise HEIDELBERGHEIDELBERG Eurostar Optional return to London 2 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 8 WINE TASTING or local wine with dinner 1 OVERNIGHT STAY 1 START CITY 1 END CITY  LOCAL SPECIALTY  LOCAL GUIDE
  • 116. 116 the beautiful city of prague has over 23,000 miles of walking paths
  • 117. Extend Your Europe Guided Vacation 117 Extend your stay in Europe for a few extra nights. It’s easy to do with Brendan’s low extra night rates. Each itinerary page lists the name of the hotel where your GuidedVacation starts and ends. Simply find the hotel on this chart to establish the price, and have yourTravel Agent request the nights you wish to add. Low cost airport/hotel transfers can be purchased (see the per person transfer prices below). AUSTRIA HiltonVienna Danube Vienna $103 $147 $99 $50 CZECH REPUBLIC Crowne Plaza Prague Prague $77 $119 $75 $45 ENGLAND The Cumberland London $157 $247 $152 See page 16 Hilton Kensington London $140 $198 N/A See page 16 Holiday Inn Kings Cross London $136 $217 N/A See page 16 Ibis Earls Court* London $105 $160 N/A See page 16 Thistle Euston* ** London $149 $218 N/A See page 16 FRANCE Evergreen Laurel Paris $129 $215 $125 $70 Hilton Paris La Defense* Paris $130 $223 $124 $70 Paris Eiffel Cambronne* Paris $111 $179 $97 $70 NovotelTour Eiffel* ** Paris $123 $209 $121 $70 Renaissance La Defence* Paris $125 $219 $114 $70 GERMANY Hilton Berlin Berlin $131 $225 $131 $55 Sheraton Munich Arabellapark* Munich $120 $201 $120 $90 Sheraton Offenbach Offenbach $85 $121 $83 $80 GREECE Divani Palace Acropolis Hotel* Athens $105 $159 $101 Included HUNGARY Courtyard by Marriott Budapest $87 $137 $85 $40 Budapest City Center Hotel IRELAND Burlington Dublin $99 $159 $93 $65 Radisson Blu Limerick $91 $127 $87 $65 ISRAEL Dan Panorama Jerusalem Jerusalem $176 $304 $167 Included Dan PanoramaTel Aviv Tel Aviv $176 $304 $167 Included ITALY Barcelo Aran Mantegna** Rome $115 $167 $ 107 $50 BW Hotel Universo Rome $129 $210 $127 Included Il Cantico Hotel* ** Rome $113 $170 $105 $50 Executive Style Hotel* ** Rome $111 $151 $103 $50 Grand HotelTiberio* Rome $112 $165 $103 $50 Sheraton Golf Parco Rome $107 $149 $99 $50 De Medici Hotel & Resort* La Residenza Sorrento $65 $114 $63 Included Parco dei Principi Sorrento $65 $114 $63 Included Boscolo Hotel Bellini* Venice $120 $159 $110 $125 Carlton on the Grand Venice $129 $243 $127 Included JORDAN Regency Palace Amman Amman $143 $216 N/A Included The above hotel prices are per person and include breakfast, all hotel taxes and service charges. Hotel Supplements: Hotels marked * have supplements during peak seasons, ** have supplements on certain days of the week, please consult yourTravel Agent, † have an additional supplement on December 31, †† have additional supplements on Dec 24 and 31. Egypt Hotel Seasons: Low: Nov 1-Dec 22, Jan 6-Apr 13, Apr 26-30. High: Dec 23-Jan 5; Apr 14-25. Prices are in US dollars.Transfer prices are per person.Transfers are by private car or minibus, and guests on the same flight might share a vehicle. Brendan is not responsible for missed or unused transfers due to missed flight connections. #To Zurich airport. HOTEL CITY TWIN SINGLE TRIPLE TRANSFER HOTEL CITY TWIN SINGLE TRIPLE TRANSFER le meridien pyramids,cairo SPAIN Ayre GranVia Barcelona $105 $169 $103 $70 Novotel Barcelona City Barcelona $108 $167 $106 $70 U232 Hotel* Barcelona $119 $181 $111 $70 Ayre Gran Colon Madrid $94 $151 $92 $70 NH Eurobuilding Madrid $102 $163 $100 $70 NH Parque De Las Avenidas Madrid $100 $156 $96 $70 Rafael Atocha Madrid $93 $149 $87 $70 SWITZERLAND Astoria* Lucerne $125 $182 $118 $200# Mövenpick Zurich Airport Zurich $133 $223 $125 N/A THE NETHERLANDS Mercure Amsterdam City* Amsterdam $89 $123 $87 $75 TURKEY Dedeman Istanbul Istanbul $157 $260 $133 Included CITY / HOTEL TWIN SINGLE TRIPLE TRANSFER EGYPT Cairo Fairmont Heliopolis L: $112 H: $142 L: $173 H: $235 N/A Included Le Meridien Pyramids†† L: $113 H: $132 L: $176 H: $213 N/A Included Ramses Hilton Hotel† L: $113 H: $132 L: $176 H: $213 N/A Included
  • 118. 118 DEPOSIT & FINAL PAYMENT GuidedVacations: A non-refundable deposit of $200 per person per program is required within 3 days of booking. An additional non- refundable deposit for air booked in conjunction with your GuidedVacation is also due at this time. IndependentVacations: A non-refundable deposit of $200 per person per program is required within 7 days of booking. Payment in full for airfare from your U.S. gateway to your European destination is required at the time of booking flights. Upon receipt of full air payment, your airfare, taxes and fuel surcharges are final, regardless of any future price fluctuations. AllVacations: Certain other products may have additional deposit requirements; this will be advised at the time of booking or on your invoice.The deposit forms part of your final payment, which is due at least 45 days prior to departure. Payment of the deposit and/or full payment indicates acceptance of ourTerms and Conditions (in the case where a credit card is used, this is true whether or not the appropriate draft has actually been signed). If we do not receive final payment by the specified date, we reserve the right to cancel the reservation. Payment in full is required at the time of booking for reservations made less than 45 days prior to the vacation departure. In the case of computer or human billing errors, we reserve the right to re-invoice with correct pricing. Early Payment Discounts are applied at the time of booking. If full payment is not received by the indicated time frame, the discount will be removed and the booking will be re-priced. Discounts are not valid on all itineraries or departure dates, and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. YourTravel Agent shall hold all monies for each person on the booking until it is confirmed. When confirmed, yourTravel Agent shall provide the monies held to Brendan.You consent to us deposit- ing monies received by us as required by law. We will be entitled to keep any interest earned.You consent that all monies paid to us whether through yourTravel Agent, by deposit or otherwise, may be disbursed by us as and when we see fit. Before payment on any program can be ­accepted, Brendan must receive guests’ (written) consent acknowledging and accept­ing the responsibility for additional payments should any prices increase, including intra-trip airfare. However, once paid in full the vacation price is guaranteed. We reserve the right to refuse a booking without giving any reason and shall in that event return any deposit received. Credit Card Bookings: Brendan should be advised of the credit card number when making the reservation. Credit card payments require certain information.Third party charge cards require additional information. HANDLING & REVISION FEES A fee of $35 per person may be charged for any alteration made after a booking is confirmed. Any alterations risk the loss of air space or ­increased airfares. Name changes or corrections will be treated as a cancellation of air; all normal air cancellation fees will apply. A change of program date or itinerary within 45 days of departure will be treated as a cancellation and new booking; regular cancellation fees apply. Bookings made within 21 days of departure incur special handling fees. CANCELLATIONS & CANCELLATION FEES All cancellations must be advised in writing via email or letter to Guest Services (guestservices@ brendanvacations.com).The following per person cancellation fees apply: GuidedVacations 46+ days prior to departure day*: Full deposit‡; 45-22 days prior to departure day*: 25% of total price‡; 21-8 days prior to departure day*: 30% of total price‡; 7-1 day(s) prior to departure day*: 50% of total price‡; On departure day* or later: 100% of total price‡. IndependentVacations 46+ days prior to departure day*: Full deposit‡; 45-22 days prior to departure day*: 25% of total price‡; 21-4 days prior to departure day*: 50% of total price‡; 3 days or less prior to departure day*: 100% of total price‡. TERMS & CONDITIONS ‡ Plus theTravel Protection Plan’s insurance premium, if purchased * “Departure day” is considered the date Brendan services begin. These fees are in addition to any cancellation fees that may be levied by yourTravel Agent. Should a passenger sharing a room cancel, the remaining passenger(s) will be charged for a single (or twin share) room. Extra night accommodations on Guided ­Vacations that are cancelled within 14 days of the dates reserved will incur a 100% can­cel­lation fee. Otherwise, the following fees apply: 46 days or more: $30 per person 45-22 days: up to 25% of pre/post nights 21-15 days: up to 75% of pre/post nights VACATION CANCELLATION Brendan reserves the right to cancel or re- schedule any departure in accordance with op- erating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. Brendan will try to rebook the same or a similar vacation and, where flights have been confirmed by Brendan, will attempt to con- firm an air schedule for the new dates, subject to availability. If there is a difference in cost, it will be at the guest’s expense or savings. If the alternative trip is not accepted within 7 days, we will refund all monies paid to Brendan and will be under no further obligation or liability. If cancella­tion is made any time prior to departure, Brendan’s only liability will be to refund to the passenger the amount it has received for the booking. Brendan is not liable for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancel- lations or any cancellation penalties incurred on any other travel arrangements including air tickets purchased separately. If purchasing a non-refundable air ticket, please make sure that yourTravel Agent ­explains the difficulties associated with these. Brendan cannot be held responsible for any change/cancellation penalties associated with non-refundable airfares. REFUNDS FOR UNUSED SERVICES No refunds will be made for unused services once travel has commenced. If you leave your vacation early due to illness, you must obtain a medical certificate in support of any insurance claim. We regret that no refunds can be made for absences from a program, including but not limited to, missed meals or sightseeing. ­Employees of any domestic or overseas service supplier are not authorized to indicate or make refunds without respect to Brendan’s stated Terms and Conditions. SERVICE INQUIRIES Should you have a complaint while on vacation, you should inform yourTravel Director or Brendan local host immediately. If the matter cannot be resolved after his/her best efforts or if after the program you wish to inquire about any services provided, please ensure that all correspondence relating to those services is received by Brendan within 60 days after the program completion date. To expedite processing, please email all correspon- dence to: guestservices@brendanvacations.com and include your booking number. AIR INFORMATION In addition to the non-refundable deposit (Guided Vacations) or full air payment­­(Independent ­Vacations), the following ­cancellation charges apply for airline arrange­ments made by Brendan: • Prior to AirlineTicketing: service fee $50.00 per person. • After AirlineTicketing: service fee $75.00 per person plus any airline ­imposed penalties which may be up to 100% of the air ticket value. Airline Availability: Where possible ­Brendan will offer a choice of schedules and airfares. Some schedules may contain multiple connec- tions and/or airlines.The schedule of guests’ choice may not be the lowest fare ­offered. Once your air schedule is confirmed, any alterations risk the loss of air space and/or increased airfares. Air tickets issued by Brendan are subject to restrictions. All changes to air tickets issued by Brendan must be processed through Brendan. Change penalties vary by airline. Brendan does not hold block space on any airline and does not guarantee air availability. Seats are limited in our contracted class of service and are not available on every flight. During peak travel times, there may not be any availability. If we book and ticket a published airfare for you, there is a $75 per person service fee. Guests traveling with other guests but originating in different gateway cities might not be confirmed on the same airline or routing. Flight delays and itinerary or schedule changes are the responsibility of and under the control of the airline. Brendan reserves the right to offer alternative ­schedules for itineraries affected by changes of flight schedules and equipment. Airline Arrangements: Seat assignments and special meals can be requested at the time of booking. Brendan cannot guarantee confirmation of preferences. Not all airlines offer pre-assigned seats and some may charge for pre-assigned seats. Any addi­tional charge will be at guests’ expense. Where pre-assigned seats are not ­offered or different seats are desired, guests are requested to contact airline(s) directly. Seating is solely under the control of the airline. Frequent Flyer Miles can be accrued on most air carriers, but upgrades using mileage are not permitted. Some airfares may not be eligible to accrue Frequent Flier Miles/Points.Travelers must con- firm that Frequent Flyer numbers are on their booking. Brendan is not responsible for Frequent Flyer miles. Transfers: In the event of flight delays, missed flights and/or missed transfers, transfers will be considered cancelled. Passengers will need to arrange their own transportation to the hotel or to join the vacation in progress. PASSPORTS &VISAS A valid machine-readable passport is required of all program participants. It must be valid at least six months after your date of return to the U.S. Some programs require passport details be provided at the time of booking. Brendan will not be responsible for delays in confirmation or disruption to passengers’ travel plans should these details not be provided at that time. Securing visas is the responsibility of the guest. All travelers, regardless of the passport they hold, should check with the consulates of the countries being visited to determine if visas are needed. See BrendanVacations.com for details. HEALTH REQUIREMENTS Passengers should check with the consulates and/or the local health boards for the latest health requirements. YOUNGTRAVELERS Brendan welcomes children five years of age and older on GuidedVacations.There are no age restrictions on Independent ­programs.Travelers under the age of 18 must be accom­panied by an adult. If a child will be traveling with adults other than parents or with only one parent, it is the passenger’s responsibility to contact the appro- priate consulates and the applicable airlines to ensure children have the required documentation. PROGRAM ARRANGEMENTS Brendan strives to provide an enjoyable and safe travel experience for all. We welcome passengers with special needs or disabilities. However, please note the following: • Passengers must advise Brendan at the time of booking of any physical, medical or other special needs that require accommodation. • All guests must ensure they are medically and physically fit for travel. Brendan may impose safety requirements necessary for the safe operation of the program. Brendan may also exclude an individual from participating in a tour or an activity if that individual’s participa- tion poses a direct threat to health or safety. • Motorized scooters are not allowed on Guided Vacations and some sightseeing tours. • Brendan does not provide personal devices (such as wheelchairs, hearing aids or eye glasses) or services of a personal nature (such as pushing a wheelchair or help in eating, toileting or dressing). A companion capable of providing such assistance must accompany any passenger who requires services of a personal nature. • Brendan does not employ medical personnel. Any necessary medical attention will be provided by a local facility at the passenger’s expense. Brendan is not responsible or liable for any losses or costs incurred as a result of medical services obtained while on tour, or for the quality of the care or services received. Passengers should be aware some vacation programs include rough terrain, walking over cobblestone streets, uneven pavement, steps and locations which may not be easily acces- sible or accessible by wheelchair. We may make arrangements with carriers, hotels and other independent suppliers to provide travel services. These parties are independent entities over which Brendan has no control. We cannot guar- antee disability access or accommodations for passengers traveling on international tours. Many Optional Excursions are operated by independent third party suppliers.Your contract will be with the operator of the excursion. We are not responsible for providing the excursion or anything that happens during the excursion.You must make your own decisions about excursions and participate only in activities that suit your physical ability. We recommend you check whether any insurance you have also includes your participation in adventure activities you may undertake. Discover cards may not be accepted for payment of optional excursions while on tour. When you make a booking, you accept respon- sibility for the proper conduct of all members of your party. Brendan may, in its sole discretion, decline the booking of any passenger or remove any ­passenger who cannot comply or refuses to comply with Brendan’sTerms and Conditions or whose behavior, in the opinion of Brendan or our suppliers, may cause damage, danger, distress, or disruption to people or property. Full cancella- tion charges will apply. Brendan is not responsible for any costs ­incurred in the event a passenger is removed from a tour. Passengers agree not to hold Brendan or any of its related entities liable for actions taken under theseTerms and Conditions. If you damage property or an accom- modation in which you are staying, you must reimburse the property owner or accom­modation provider for the cost of the damage before the end of your stay (if the cost has been established or as soon as it has been established if later). You must indemnify us for the full amount of any claim (including legal costs) made against us. Criminal proceedings may be instigated. TRAVEL DIRECTORS & BRENDAN LOCAL HOSTS GuidedVacations are conducted by aTravel Director. InTurkey and Israel, vacations may be conducted by a Local Guide. On Independent Vacations, there is a Brendan local host available in each city visited. TOURING Most touring is on an air-conditioned motorcoach; specific seats cannot be booked on coaches. Also, there is a strict no-alcohol, no-smoking policy on board coaches, mini-buses and vans. On GuidedVacations, Brendan uses a daily seat rotation system. PROGRAM PRICES All prices are in US dollars unless otherwise specified.The availability of vacation prices in this catalog is limited; for current prices please call 1-800-421-8446 or visit BrendanVacations.com. Prices are based on costs, charges, tariffs, rates, taxes, levies and exchange rates as of April 2013 and are subject to increase before full payment to account for variations in these factors.Your consent to this potential increase may be ­required at the time of your deposit. If, before full payment, the total vacation price increases by more than 10%, guests have the right to cancel within 7 days of notification of the new price without penalty. (Prices are not subject to increase due to currency fluctuations once the deposit for your land package is received.This guarantee does not apply to pre-registered bookings or departures where prices are still subject to confirmation. In exchange for these guarantees, no refund will be made if costs are reduced.) AIR-RELATEDTAXES, FEES AND RESTRICTIONS TheTSA/Homeland Security Administration ­ requires Brendan to collect passenger’s personal information before travel. Deposit and/or full payment will not be accepted for any booking until these details are received.The required information: • Passenger’s full name as it appears on the passport (including middle name) • Date of birth • Gender • Redress Number, if applicable For more information, please see www.tsa.gov. Incomplete or inaccurate information may result in additional charges payable directly to the airline or, in the worst-case scenario, you may be denied boarding. International and intra-vacation airfares (if any) will be provided upon booking, will be based on round-trip purchase, and will include fuel sur­- charges imposed by the airlines and any additional air-related taxes and fees. If the customer is notified of the potential for a price increase prior to the time that the full amount agreed upon has been paid and customer’s written consent prior
  • 119. 119 to accepting any payment has been obtained, we reserve the right to recover from you increases in those surcharges. Any additional air-related taxes and fees, such as seat selection, baggage handling (see brendanvacations.com/travel- resources/know-before-you-go/ and scroll down to luggage), and/or any other services are the sole responsibility of the customer(s). Additional air-related restrictions may apply. NOTE: Some countries charge a separate departure tax that is collected at the airport and usually paid for in local currency. Please ask your Travel Agent or check with the consulates of the countries being visited for current information. HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS Prices are per person and based on two persons sharing a twin-bedded room. When booking triple or quad rooms, please note that this is based on sharing the existing bedding (two beds) in a twin-bedded standard room, triples may have 1 double bed and 1 rollaway, or the extra bed may be a foldaway or sofa bed (cost of rollaway not included in quads). Availability of triple rooms is limited; triples are not available on Nile cruises. Quads are reserved to limited departures and are for families with children (2 adults and 2 children 15 years and under), not for 4 adults. Single rooms are often smaller than twin-bedded rooms. International hotel standards, facilities and services provided may vary from those in the US and are often local in style. Non-smoking rooms cannot be guaran- teed. Substitute hotels may be used at certain times and will be of similar standard whenever possible. At peak periods multiple departures may operate, and sometimes in reverse order, in which case hotels may vary from those stated on itinerary pages. If extra night accommodations are not at the hotel where the vacation starts/ ends, transfer between hotels is at the traveler’s expense. Smoking in a non-smoking room may result in a fine. Passengers who are members of Hotel FrequentTraveler programs are not entitled to earn points. MEALS Any special meal requirements will be made on a REQUEST basis only. Brendan cannot guarantee special meal requests nor will it assume any responsibility or liability if special meal requests are not fulfilled. Be My Guest andYou’re Person- ally Invited experiences take place in exclusive locations. In the unlikely event that our local hosts are unable to welcome us, we will attempt to find an alternate experience or a highlight meal will be provided in place of special dining. BAGGAGE GuidedVacations: Baggage handling at hotels for one suitcase per person is included in the program price. Due to limited coach capacity, this single bag should have dimensions not exceeding 30”x18”x10” (76x46x25cm) and weight not exceeding 50 lbs (23kg). A charge of US$6 per traveling day will be collected by theTravel Director if a second piece of baggage is carried, or if the suitcase exceeds the established weight and/or dimensions. It cannot be guaranteed that more than one suitcase will be accepted on the coach. Hand luggage should be one piece per person and is limited in size (not exceeding 12”x11”x6” or 30x28x14 cm) so it will fit under your coach seat or in the small overhead shelf.These are the responsibility of each program member. Note that luggage with telescopic handles and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartments and can therefore not be accepted as carry-on ­luggage for safety reasons. IndependentVacations: Baggage handling is not included. AllVacations: Airlines impose strict weight and size limits for luggage and may also charge fees for checked baggage, including the first checked bag. Please check with your airline(s) directly for the most current baggage regulations and related fees (see brendanvacations.com/ travel-resources/know-before-you-go/ and scroll down to luggage). Brendan is not responsible for ­additional fees imposed by air carriers. Brendan will not accept liability for any loss or damage to baggage or any of the passenger’s belongings. Passengers should report any lost items to the airline representative,Travel Director or Brendan local host who will assist in com­ pleting a lost property form that can be used for any insurance claim in this matter. Brendan cannot assist in ­locating any lost items once the passenger has returned home. TIPPING On GuidedVacations, all tips are included for services provided by dining room waiters, housekeepers and hotel porters. Gratuities for theTravel Director and motorcoach driver are not included. No tipping is included on IndependentVacations. HOLIDAYS & ITINERARYVARIATIONS Brendan constantly strives to improve itineraries and features. If such improvements can be made or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary, we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. Sight- seeing, optional excursions and other services may occa­sionally be provided by third parties, in which case transportation and itineraries may vary. Religious festivals, holidays, trade fairs or other events occasionally cause changes from scheduled hotels and activi­ties, and certain facilities such as museums, sightseeing tours, and shopping may be limited. Similarly, holidays, closing days and other circumstances may neces­sitate a change in the day of the week for scheduled Highlight Dinners, sightseeing or other activities. October to April departures operate in cooler weather conditions. As a result, slight itinerary variations may occur, and certain activities may not be available. If you feel your enjoyment might be diminished by such limitations, please check with yourTravel Agent or National Tourist Office before selecting a specific departure. TRAVEL DOCUMENTS GuidedVacations: Travel documents for will be sent via UPS (or regular mail) 21 days prior to departure*, provided full payment has been received. If final payment is not received when due, costs to courier documents are the respon- sibility of the guest. IndependentVacations:There is a $10 fee to mail the travel documents; you can opt to have them sent electronically at no charge instead. AllVacations: Payments received 30 days or less prior to departure* require bank clearance before documents are sent.There is a $35 docu- mentation charge if you need your documents earlier than the above time frame. A charge of $35 will be applied if you/yourTravel Agent request documents to be sent overnight within the continental U.S. Outside of the continental U.S., the minimum charge is $50.The actual cost will be advised at the time of booking. NOT INCLUDED IN PROGRAM PRICES Airfares, air-related taxes, surcharges and fees (unless you purchase a land and air package from Brendan); additional fees charged by airlines, such as checked and/or excess baggage (see brendanvacations.com/travel-resources/know- before-you-go/ and scroll down to luggage), seat selection and/or any other services; airport transfers in London (unless you purchase a land and air package from Brendan); passport and visa fees; insurances of all kinds; Internet access fees; laundry; phone calls; beverages; meals not detailed in the itinerary; discretionary tips/gra- tuities toTravel Directors, LocalTravel Experts, Driver/Guides, Brendan local hosts, motorcoach drivers and local city/attraction guides; tips/­ gratuities on board ferries, trains or cruise ships; porterage at train stations; items of a personal nature; excess baggage; optional excursions, etc. Additional taxes and surcharges may be collected by foreign government and non-government entities.The program price also does not cover costs and expenses such as the return to your home if you leave the trip at your own volition, due to illness or as a consequence of official action by the government of any country visited. This list is illustrative and not a complete list of every item not included. PHOTOGRAPHS & MAPS Photographs show places in geographic areas, but may not necessarily be included in the program. Maps are for general information and may not reflect actual routings. SAFETY Please be aware that during your participation in programs operated by Brendan, certain risks and dangers may arise beyond our control in­clud- ing, but not limited to, the hazards of traveling in undeveloped areas; travel by boat, train, auto­ mobile, aircraft or other means of transportation; the forces of nature; political unrest; and accident or illness in remote regions without means of rapid evacuation or medical facilities. Brendan will not have liability regarding provision of med- ical care or the adequacy of any care that may be rendered. Brendan will use its best efforts to ensure that adequate measures are taken. TRAVEL INSURANCE It is strongly recommended that all passengers take out comprehensive travel insurance including international air, cancellation and medical cov- erage.This may be arranged through your travel agent or Brendan. Brendan’sTravel Protection premiums are not refundable or transferable once purchased. Brendan makes no representa- tion or guarantees concerning reimbursements of funds paid by you under any insurance claim. IMPORTANT – RESPONSIBILITY These programs are under the management of BrendanVacations, Inc., Los Angeles, CA (herein­after referred to as the “Company”) and services are provided by Suppliers believed by the Company to be reputable to operate in ­accordance with the standards set down by their own local authorities. Suppliers undertake the following duties: 1.The Suppliers shall be responsible to the pas- senger for supplying the services and accom- modations described in this catalog, except where such services cannot be supplied or the itinerary used is changed due to delays or other causes of whatever kind or nature beyond the control of the Suppliers/Company. In such circumstances, the Suppliers will do their best to provide comparable services, ­accommo­da- tions and itineraries and there shall be no refund in this connection. 2.This catalog represents the entire agreement between the passenger and the abovemen- tioned Company. 3. In the absence of their own negligence, neither the Company nor its agents or co-operating organizations shall be responsible for any cancellations or for acts of any other service providers concerned, diversions or substitu- tion of equipment or any act, variation, post- ponement, omission or default whatsoever by air carriers, land carriers, hoteliers or hotels, transportation companies, or any other persons providing any of the services and accommoda­ tions to passengers including any results thereof, such as changes in services, accom­- modations or facilities necessitated by same. Nor shall they be liable for any loss or damage to baggage or property, or for injury, illness or death, or for any damages or claims what­so­- ever arising from loss, negligence or delay from the act, error, omission, default or negligence of any person not its direct employee or under its exclusive control, including any act, error, omission, default, or negligence of any country, government or governmental authority, officer or employee. All baggage and personal effects are at all times and in all circumstances at the risk of the participant. Baggage insurance is recommended. Upon return to the United States, if lost articles are found and returned to the owner, a minimum service fee of $50 will be charged.The carriers, accommodation and other suppliers providing services are independent contractors and are not agents, employees, servants or joint venturers of the Company or its affiliates. All cerificates and other travel documents for services issued by the Company/Suppliers are subject to the terms and conditions specified by the carriers and suppliers and to the laws of the countries in which the services are supplied. Carriage by sea is subject to the Carrier’s Conditions of Carriage which are expressly incorporated into this contract, copies of which are avail­able upon request.The Company is not responsible for any criminal conduct by third parties. 4. Where the passenger occupies a motorcoach seat fitted with a safety belt, neither the Company/Suppliers nor their agents or co- operating organizations or service providers concerned will be liable for any injury, illness or death or any loss or damages or claims whatsoever arising from any accident or incident, if the safety belt is not being worn at the time of such accident or incident. 5. Transportation companies, airlines, etc. are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time passengers are not on board planes, transportation or conveyances. We rely on international convention which may apply to the services provided by us, our suppliers or agents with respect to any claim of any nature brought by you against us as a result of the provision of those services. International conventions which apply may include: Warsaw Convention 1929, (as amended by Hague Protocol and Montreal Protocol) in relation to air travel, or Montreal Convention; Berne Convention for rail travel; Athens ­Convention 1974 for carriage by sea; Geneva Convention for carriage by road and Paris Con­vention 1962 for hotels. We are to be ­regarded as having all benefit of these con- ventions on limiting our liability in relation to any claim for death, injury, loss, damage and/ or delay to passengers and luggage. Enrollment in and payment for a vacation package shall constitute agreement and acceptance by the passenger of the terms and conditions set forth in this catalog which cannot be varied except in writing by an officer of the Company. 6.The agreement arising between the passenger and the Company under this catalog and the booking made by the passenger shall be ­governed by the laws of the State of California, which shall have exclusive jurisdiction in the case of any dispute between the parties. 7. In the case of computer or human billing errors we reserve the right to re-invoice participants with correct billing. 8. Every effort is made to ensure catalog ­accuracy at the time of going to press; however Brendan cannot be held responsible for printing or typographical errors, or errors arising from unforeseen circumstances. OTHER CONDITIONS & ACCEPTANCE It is your responsibility to comply with the terms, conditions and requirements of any service provider, country or governmental authority, and to bear any costs or losses incurred as a consequence of you not complying with them. The person initializing or modifying the booking shall be deemed to have accepted these book- ing conditions. Data Protection In order to process your booking, Brendan will need to use personal information for you and other passengers included in your booking. This personal information may include each passenger’s name, address, phone number, email address, passport number, credit/debit card number and sensitive information such as health, medical, dietary, mobility, religious or other special requirements.This personal information may be passed on to other suppliers of your travel arrangements in addition to public authorities (such as customs and immigration), security and credit checking organizations, and otherwise as required by law. Similarly, we may also need to provide personal information to contractors who supply services to or for us (e.g., sending mail, processing payments, furnishing marketing assistance). This may involve sending personal information (including sensitive information) to other countries that may not afford the same level of protection of personal information. We may also use the personal information you provide us to review and improve the vacation packages and services that we offer, and to contact you (by post, email and/or telephone) about other vaca- tion packages and services offered by Brendan that you may be interested in. If you don’t want to receive this information, or if you want a copy of the personal information we hold about you, write to us at: BRENDANVACATIONS, 17323 Ventura Blvd., Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 91316. Brendan may charge a fee for supplying you with this information as permitted by law. EFFECTIVE DATES November 1, 2013 through April 30, 2014. Terms and conditions are subject to change. Please refer to www.BrendanVacations.com/ termsandconditions for updated policies. CST#2084503-20 Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. We are a participant in the State of California’s Travel Consumer Restitution Fund. Passengers who purchase from within California:This transaction is covered by the CaliforniaTravel Consumer Restitution Fund (TCRF) if the pas- senger is located in California at the time of payment. Eligible passengers may file a claim withTCRF if the passenger is owed a refund of more than $50 for transportation or travel ser- vices which the seller of travel failed to forward to a proper provider or such money was not refunded to you when required.The maximum amount which may be paid by theTCRF to any one passenger is the total amount paid on behalf of the passenger to the seller of travel, not to exceed $15,000. A claim must be submitted to theTCRF within 12 months after the scheduled completion date of the travel. A claim must include sufficient documentation to prove your claim and a $35 processing fee. Claimants must agree to waive their right to other civil remedies against a registered participating seller of travel for matters arising out of a sale for which you file aTCRF claim.You may request a claim form by writing to:Travel Consumer Restitution Cor- poration, P.O. Box 6001, Larkspur, CA 94977-6001; or by faxing a request to: (415) 256-9756. Passengers purchasing from outside of ­California:This transaction is not covered by the CaliforniaTravel Consumer Restitution Fund. This business is a participant in the United StatesTour Operators Association’s (USTOA) ConsumerTravel Protection Plan.You may make a claim to this Plan if you are owed a refund. The Plan covers losses for transportation or travel services that were not delivered or not refunded when required. A passenger may make a claim against the Plan within 12 months from when the passenger learns of the loss. USTOA’s total liability for all possible consumer claims from this seller of travel’s customers is limited to $1,000,000.To obtain information on how to make a claim against the plan, the passenger should contact USTOA at 345 Seventh Avenue, Suite 1801, NewYork, NewYork 10001, or by email to information@USTOA.com or by visiting their website at www.USTOA.com.The maxi- mum amount of any claim you, the passenger, can make against the plan is the total amount you have paid to date for this trip.
  • 120. for reservations & personal service please see your preferred travel agent, who is best qualified to provide vacation advice D R I V E N B Y S E R V I C E Brendan is a division of the family-ownedTheTravel Corporation, and is renowned and trusted for its outstanding quality, service, value, reliability and financial stability.Visit TheTravelCorporation.com Scan here for the latest Brendan Vacations updates, news & promotions! to see all our 2013 & 2014 brochures , visit BrendanVacations .com or call toll-free (800) 687-1002 travel agents , call (800) 421-8446