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Europeautumnwinterspring2013

  1. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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

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