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Europe

Autumn, Winter, Spring

BrendanVacations.com

November 2012 - April 2013

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Dear Traveler, Europe is one of the most popular destinations in the world for the American traveler. It has so much to offer, with a rich and varied history, timeless cities, grand architecture, striking monuments and delectable cuisine it is no wonder we love to visit! Experienced travelers know that this great destination can be enjoyed year round. Traveling in the cooler months, november through april , has additional benefits, including excellent airfares, lower prices, and the towns, cities, museums and other attractions have fewer visitors. Recently we received an email from travelers just back from our Best of Greece Guided Vacation. Their thoughts mirror so many other emails and letters we get, Greece is breathtaking! Wed seen pictures of course, but nothing compares to seeing the Parthenon, Athens, Olympia, Delphi all the amazing sights up close and in person. it WaS a WonDerFul eXperienCe. At Brendan Vacations, we are proud of our iriSh heritage. Ireland is known as the land of a hundred thousand welcomes, thanks to her friendly, light-hearted people. Always ready with a helpful hand, a neighborly greeting and perhaps even a story or two, the Irish are renowned for their gracious hospitality, affability and indomitable spirit. Brendan was founded over 40 years ago on these same Irish traditions. Since then, weve been helping people plan, book and enjoy their very special vacation in Ireland, in Europe and around the world. taking you perSonally is more than just our slogan. Its the way we want to be treated so its how we treat you and all of our guests. Offering superlative service, value and quality, we will help make your vacation the trip of your dreams. Your travel agent is one of your greatest allies in planning the perfect Brendan vacation. Travel agents are knowledgeable and have access to resources and information that can help you with every aspect of your vacation, down to the final details. An agent is your advocate before and after your trip, analyzing promotions, reading the fine print, and simplifying the entire process for you. When you are ready to book, your agent will work seamlessly with Brendan Vacations to handle all of the details to ensure you an eaSy anD haSSle-Free vaCation eXperienCe of a lifetime.

Happy traveling!

n i C o z e n ner President Brendan Vacations

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g u i d e d r e g i o n a l vac at i o n s

An in-depth look at a specific European country or region with an experienced Brendan Vacations Travel Director.
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A pre-arranged but independent vacation including guaranteed daily departures, a choice of hotels, transportation between cities, and sightseeing with the services of a Local Host 24/7 in each city.
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Sample the diverse cultures and flavors of Europe traveling with a group and Brendan Vacations Travel Director.
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From the days of our first Guided Vacations more than 43 years ago, Brendan Vacations has been bringing people of all cultures together in the treasured experience of travel. We know what it takes to create an unforgettable trip with the perfect balance of included sightseeing and free time. With Brendan, all the details are taken care of for you your only job is to relax and let us read the maps, do the driving, make the reservations and handle the technicalities. We take you and your vacation personally from the very first phone call until you return home with a lifetime of memories. Whether you have a lot of time to travel or a little, a large budget or a small one, Brendan Vacations has an itinerary thats perfect for you. All our Guided Vacations include
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The Brendan
accommodation, daily breakfast and many other meals, sightseeing and more. Each vacation is lead by an expert Travel Director. These professionals make your trip completely hassle-free. We have a new state-of-the-art Reception Center in London, where you can use the Internet, read the newspaper, book excursions, or just drop by for advice on how to make the most of your stay. On all our itineraries, many inside visits to attractions are included in your vacation price. Plus, we throw in Hidden Delights and Local Specialties those things that the locals know and love, but are not generally part of an ordinary trip.

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Youll enjoy a variety of meals and regional cuisine from Youre Personally Invited dining, to highlight meals, to wine tastings. For the more independent minded, a Locally Hosted vacation may be an appealing option where all the essentials for travel are confirmed before you leave the U.S. You travel with preconfirmed accommodation in your choice of hotel standard, private airport transfers on the start and end days of your itinerary and train travel between each city. A sightseeing tour is provided in each city. Plus you have the assistance of a Local Host (24/7) in each city you visit.

Where Quality & Value Meet All of this expertise comes with the knowledge you are getting the best value possible. With an ever-changing dollar, this is more important than ever. Plus, you are traveling with the peace of mind that comes from working with a strong and financially secure company. So whether you travel on your own, with a partner, family or friends, you can be certain that a Brendan Guided or Locally Hosted Vacation will guarantee you an unsurpassed travel experience.

Your Vacation Style


G U I DE D VACATIO N S
Your travel experience on Brendans Guided Vacations will include First Class to Deluxe accommodations, sightseeing, delicious regional cuisine, transfers and entertainment, all with the services of a professional, knowledgeable and friendly Travel Director. Our commitment is to provide high quality, innovative Guided Vacations, with something for everyone. Theres no better way to see the remarkable countries of Europe! Choose a Discovery Vacation, which encompasses multiple countries in a panoramic overview. Perhaps a Regional Vacation, which focuses on just one country or area, suits your interests and time. Whichever is right for you, Brendan Vacations has a complete selection, featuring a variety of lengths and inclusions.

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other. These enriching vacation experiences have been carefully planned to include activities that will entertain and educate children of all ages. You might find yourself decorating your own Carnival mask in Venice, seeing sites made famous by a boy named Harry Potter or learning how to make authentic Italian pizza in Rome. Whether its parents traveling with their children, grandparents with their grandchildren, or extended family, Brendan makes it easy to create memories that will last a lifetime.

LOCALLy HOSTED VACATIO NS


On a Locally Hosted Vacation, all the essentials for travel are taken care of before you leave the U.S. You travel with preconfirmed accommodations in your choice of hotel standard, private airport transfers on the scheduled start and end days of your selected itinerary, 2nd or 1st Class train transportation between cities and the assistance of a Local Host in each city you visit. Your friendly hosts are a wonderful asset to your vacation experience and visit you at your hotel the day you arrive to provide valuable insight and then will be available to you any time, 24/7. Whether you want advice on how to spend your free time, suggestions for sightseeing or help with a dinner reservation, they are always happy to assist its like having your own personal concierge!

LEI S U R E Ly VACAT IO N S
For the Autumn, Winter and Spring Seasons, weve put together some itineraries which feature the popular sightseeing program that is always included in our packages, but that also have mostly 2 and 3 night stays, and plenty of free time. You will have an introductory tour, then a chance to explore exciting cities such as Prague at your own pace. You can sleep in, relax and plan the day your way. Enjoy a complimentary Hop-On Hop-Off sightseeing tour in a major city during your vacation, plus, on most travel days, hotel departures are no earlier than 9 a.m.

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Many of the Guided Vacations featured in this brochure are operated jointly with our sister company Trafalgar and our partner company Kompas Holidays. You benefit from this co-operation through lower prices and a greater choice of itineraries and departure dates.

fA mILy VACATIO N S
With todays hectic lifestyles, it can be very difficult for families to find time to spend together. Brendans Guided Family Vacations allow you to take a break and enjoy some quality time with each
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People
One of the most delightful parts of any vacation is the people you meet along the way. From your Travel Director to warm and welcoming staff at your hotels to your fellow travelers, the people youll meet on your Brendan Vacation will make your experience even more enjoyable. of your needs during your stay. This is also the departure point for all Guided itineraries beginning in London. Our Reception Team can arrange additional accommodation, 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 to take advantage of the free Wi-Fi and Internet access, daily newspapers and the Hospitality Desk staffed with expertlytrained Local Hosts. And when its time to say goodbye, you can check-in for your flight and print your boarding pass. Reception Center Winter Hours: Daily 7 a.m. 7 p.m. Address & Contact Details: 79 York Road, London SE1 7AQ Tel: +44 (0) 207 828 4388 Email: London.24x7@bookttcuk.com On a Locally Hosted Vacation, if you are staying at a Brendan hotel, a Local Host will visit daily to provide you with departure information and assist you in any other way they can. Check the hotel noticeboard for their hours or ask the concierge. Feel free to visit our London Reception Center at anytime.

ITS ABOUT THE

EX P ER I E N C E D T R AV EL D IR EC TORS & LOCAL G U I D ES


While traveling with Brendan Vacations, the Travel 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 well versed in the history and culture of each destination. They are eager to share valuable information and insider insights on all the places you will visit. Plus, they act as your own personal concierge, making your vacation completely stress-free. In many cities, expert Local Guides will join you during your travels to enhance and intensify your experience.

YO U R DR I V E R
Driving around Europe is not easy, but your Brendan driver will make it look like it is. Their job is to get you everywhere safely, comfortably and on schedule. They also keep your vehicle in great shape and spotlessly clean including the windows!

MAKE NEW FRIENDS


Your traveling companions will add even more to your vacation. Your group will be made up of English-speaking travelers from around the world, and as you share the fun of making discoveries, tasting tempting new flavors and laughing over a witty anecdote, youll find the camaraderie truly enriches your experience. Youll start as strangers and part as friends. Be sure to follow Brendan Vacations and fellow travelers at: www.facebook.com/brendanvacationsfanpage www.twitter.com/brendanvacation www.youtube.com/brendanweb www.pinterest.com/brendanvacation
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OUR N E W L ON D O N R EC EP T I ON C EN T ER YO U R HO M E AWAY FRO M H O M E


If you are in London on any Guided Vacation, for your comfort and convenience, Brendan has a London Reception Center, located just steps from Waterloo Station and the London Eye. Call or drop by the office, where the enthusiastic staff is happy to help you with all

Experiences
get the insiders point of view
The Eiffel Tower, Romes ancient Colosseum, the Alhambra Palace in Spain, Pragues Old Town Square all not-to-bemissed sights on a trip to Europe. But when you travel with Brendan Vacations, youll do more than just see them youll get an insiders point of view. Ascend to the second level of the Eiffel Tower and see the beautiful Paris skyline, walk in the footsteps of the gladiators at the Colosseum, stroll through the exquisite Alhambra Palace or mix with the locals below the Astronomical Clock in Old Town Square, these experiences and more are included in many of our itineraries. We will share the traditions, cultures and wonders of this great continent, from the most popular attractions to some of the little gems known only to the locals. UnLocK hidden deLights Every city has popular spots known to her residents, but not big enough to be a tourist attraction. With Brendan, you will not only see Europes most famous sights, but also some of her hidden delights. These unique highlights are special favorites of our Travel Directors out-of-the-way sights and experiences that they have come to know and love, and that they want to share with you.

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Discover unique European experiences that you wont find anywhere else. Visit Camp Nou FC Barcelonas football stadium and the museum of the European football champions. This is a perfect way to immerse yourself in Europes culture.
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Some of our itineraries include a Local Specialty a visit or experience that is unique to an area, where you can see the best of the best. Perhaps learn about the ancient art of glassblowing in Venice or enjoy a delicious tasting in a wine cellar near Chteauneuf-du-Pape.

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Sometimes the best way to see a particular site is with a smaller group. To accommodate this, on some itineraries well split into groups no larger than 25 guests and bring in two guides to conduct a more intimate tour.

To ensure you get the most out of your sightseeing experiences, Brendan provides wireless headsets so you can easily hear your guides commentary. This way, you can enjoy all the sights without straining to hear or rushing to keep up with the front of the group.
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Bon Apptit!
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You may savor a fresh seafood lunch in a little Irish town, dig into a tempting dish of authentic Italian pasta or relish hearty German cuisine in a popular restaurant. We know that a memorable dining experience is an important part of any great holiday, and with Brendan Vacations you will indulge in tantalizing new tastes throughout your stay. Look for these symbols to determine the type of meals offered:
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PAELLA A CLASSIC SPANISH MEAL

Welcome Reception, Welcome Drink Breakfast & Continental Breakfast Lunch Dinner, Highlight & Farewell Dinner Youre Personally Invited Dining

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On the first night of your travels, you will enjoy a Welcome Reception and Welcome Drink hosted by your Travel Director. This is the perfect opportunity to get to know your vacation companions. Chat over a drink and a light meal featuring regional cuisine, knowing the strangers you are meeting for the first time will be fast friends by the time your vacation ends.

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Some dining experiences are just too good to miss so Brendan Vacations includes them as part of your vacation package! It may be a quaint bistro in Nice or a festive dinner at a Viennese wine tavern. On most of our vacations, we celebrate a wonderful trip and new friends at a convivial Farewell Dinner.

may sample fine French wines and enjoy a Provenal lunch in a beautiful bastide set amongst the vineyards. Youre Personally Invited events are a unique added touch to your Guided Vacation.

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Some of the worlds best wines are from Europe, and with Brendan youll have the chance to sample a number of them. Whenever possible, we include Wine Tastings at popular wineries, and when you travel in the wine-growing regions of France, Italy, Spain and Portugal, local wine will be served with most of your included dinners.

Accommodating
GUIDED VACATIONS
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Brendans hotels are listed on each itinerary page. Our ratings are: First Class (F), Superior First Class (SF), Moderate Deluxe (MD) and Deluxe (DLX). In locations where there are no hotels that fit these categories , we choose the best available Superior Tourist Class (ST) and Moderate First Class (MF) hotels. But whatever the rating, you can be assured that your hotel will be comfortable and perfectly located. Your city hotel will be convenient for independent sightseeing, dining and shopping. Hotels in the country have scenic or unique locations. And each hotel is inspected thoroughly by our Quality Control Team 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. You will receive a list of hotel addresses, telephone and fax numbers with your travel documents.

LOCALLY HOSTED VACATIONS


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All our personally selected hotels are centrally located and convenient to restaurants, shopping and attractions. Most hotels have easy access to the local train stations, and many are within walking distance. Your hotel choices are listed on each itinerary page. Our hotel ratings are Superior First Class/Deluxe, First Class and Moderate. To help you choose which hotel standard is right for you, here is a brief description of each: Superior First Class/Deluxe - Above average First Class to luxury properties with excellent service, facilities, guest rooms and amenities First Class - Full service property with a wide range of facilities and comfortable rooms offering many amenities Moderate - Economy to basic First Class properties with many room amenities but limited pubic rooms and facilities Hotel taxes and service charges are included in the price of your vacation. However, some cities in Italy, charge a bed tax, and by law, must be paid directly to the hotel at check-out.

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your friendly Brendan driver welcomes you on Board

Travel
On a Brendan Guided or Locally Hosted Vacation, you may find yourself zipping through the countryside aboard a high-speed train or perhaps crossing the English Channel on the Hoverspeed. Each itinerary page shows the modes of transportation youll take. Most of our Guided Vacations travel on deluxe motorcoaches. This is one of the easiest and most comfortable ways to see Europe. Our highly experienced, professional drivers get you from one destination to the next, while you sit back and enjoy the scenery and your Travel Directors commentary maybe even take a nap! Our coaches are all equipped with air conditioning, reclining seats and an onboard restroom, plus, plenty of stops are made during the day, so you can stretch your legs.
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express

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Check-In

and peace of mind

BenefiTs of UsinG express cHecK-in You can sit back and relax, because you wont be asked to complete required forms on the first day of your vacation You arrive with peace of mind, knowing that youve already provided all critical information (e.g. food preferences, passport and emergency contacts) Youll receive pre-travel information which will allow you to better prepare for your trip Youll have access to third party discounts on a variety of services, including luggage shipping and airport lounges

To provide you with enhanced pre-travel services, 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 wont have to show your passport at each hotel. All you will need to complete the express cHecK-in reGisTraTion are the passport details for all the travelers on your booking, your cell phone number, and information for a contact person in the unlikely event of an emergency. Registration will only take about 10 minutes. Access to Express Check-In is via Brendans secure website: BrendanVacations.com/expresscheckin If you check in within 30 days of departure, we cannot guarantee that your Travel Director will receive the information. So, the sooner you register the better. For late check-ins (within 30 days of departure), we recommend you print your check-in details and present them to your Travel Director on the first day of your vacation.

afTer cHecK-in Upon completion of your Express Check-In, Brendan Vacations will send you a confirmaTion emaiL and some additional information. 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 hasslefree as possible.

Brendan Vacations Travel Protection Plan


Designed Exclusively With The Following: Section I: Travel Arrangement Protection Provided by Brendan Vacations* Trip Cancellation: Up to Total Trip Cost Reimburses the non-refundable Brendan Vacations cancellation penalties imposed if you must cancel your trip for a specified reason such as illness, injury or death to you, a traveling companion or an immediate family member. Other reasons for cancellation include Common Carrier-caused delays due to inclement weather, jury duty, subpoena, or a documented traffic accident en route to departure, and other reasons as cited in the plan description. The Brendan Vacations Any Reason Cancellation Waiver** With the Brendan Vacations Any Reason Cancellation Waiver, Brendan Vacations will provide you with 100% of the cancellation charges in the form of a future travel credit certificate, should you cancel your tour more than 48 hours prior to your scheduled departure for any reason that is not eligible for cash reimbursement under the Trip Cancellation section of the Travel Protection Plan. Cancellation charges are reimbursed in the form of a Brendan Vacations Travel Certificate allowing you a two year credit to travel with us at a later date! Please note that to be eligible for the Any Reason Cancellation Waiver, you must enroll and pay for the plan within two days of your initial trip deposit. The certificate is non-transferrable, non-refundable and may not be redeemed for cash. The future travel certificate does not include airfare cancellation charges for air arrangements unless those arrangements were provided by Brendan Vacations. Trip Interruption..............................................................................Up to Total Trip Cost Trip Delay....................................................................................Up to $1,000 ($150/day)

Providing You with Any Reason Cancellation Flexibility and Peace of Mind While You Travel

Section II: Travel Insurance Benefits Underwritten by Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Company*** Baggage Protection......................................................................................Up to $2,500 Bag Delay..........................................................................................................Up to $500 Medical & Dental Expenses........................................................................Up to $50,000 Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation........................................................Up to $50,000 Section III: Emergency Assistance Services Provided by On Call International
Vacation Price Plan Cost Per Person Vacation Price Plan Cost Per Person Under $2,000...............................$129 Over $3,500.................................$249 $2,001-$3,500..............................$199 Note: The plan cost is non-refundable.
* For NY residents, Section I Travel Arrangement Protection is underwritten by Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Company, an AEGON Company, Columbus, Ohio; NAIC # 10952 under Policy/Certificate Form series TAHC5000. ** For NY residents only, the Any Reason Cancellation Waiver may be purchased separately from the Brendan Vacations Travel Protection Plan. Contact 1-888-722-2195 for details. *** Section II Travel Insurance Benefits, Policy Number MZ0911063H0000A, are underwritten by Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Company, an AEGON Company, Columbus, Ohio: NAIC #10952 (all states except as otherwise noted) under Policy/Certificate Form series TAHC5000. In CA, HI, NE, NH, PA, TN and TX Policy/Certificate Form series TAHC5100 and TAHC5200. In IL, IN, KS, LA, OR, OH, VT, WA and WY Policy Form series TAHC5100IPS and TAHC5200IPS. Certain coverages are under series TAHC6000 and TAHC7000. While the above is not a complete description a full plan description detailing the terms, conditions and exclusions will be sent to you we have highlighted just a few of the plan benefits. If you have any Travel Protection Plan questions, or would like to request a copy of the plan description, please call our plan administrator at 1-877-846-8875. You may also view the plan at www.BrendanVacations.com. The Brendan Vacations Travel Protection Plan is provided in addition to other applicable indemnity or insurance programs, where permitted by law and shall apply only after benefits have been paid. 22543194

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EARLY PAYMENT DISCOUNT


The earlier you pay, ThE MORE YOU SAvE! By paying in full for your Guided Vacation, you can save up to 7.5% off the land portion of your vacation. Your savings options are:

> Pay at least 10 months prior to your departure and SAVE up to 7.5% > Pay at least 6 months prior to your departure and SAVE up to 5%
See itinerary pages for exact amounts saved. All Guided Vacations must be booked and paid for in full for this discount to apply. Not valid on Israel, Greece, and Turkey Guided Vacations, Locally Hosted Vacations, extra nights, airfares, taxes and fees, flight supplements, or airport transfers. For 2013 pre-registration bookings, payments are to be made according to 2012 brochure prices. For more details, ask your Brendan Specialist.

Our itineraries are created so that they can be EASILY COMbINED. When you book two Guided Vacations of 8 days or longer anywhere in the world with Brendan Vacations, you receive a discount of up to 5% off the land portion of the shortest trip. Take three Guided Vacations and save on two!
See itinerary pages for maximum amount saved. 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 Locally Hosted Vacations, Israel Guided Vacations, extra nights, airfares, taxes and fees, flight supplements, or airport transfers.

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PAY LESS FOR YOUR SECOND vACATION

Sharing your travels with your family and friends makes the trip even more enriching and memorable.Travel with 5 to 15 friends or family members, and everyone will receive a 5% DISCOUNT off the land portion of the Guided Vacation. In a group of 16 guests, one traveler qualifies for a 100% DISCOUNT * off the land portion of the vacation price.
Space is limited to one group per departure. These discounts cannot be combined with our Young Traveler or Triple Room Reductions. Not valid on Israel Guided Vacations, Locally Hosted Vacations, 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.

GROUP DISCOUNT

TRAvEL WITh FAMILY AND FRIENDS

As a ThANk YOU to our past guests, Brendan Vacations offers a valuable discount of 5% off the land portion of your next Guided Vacation, taken within 5 years.
This discount is not available retroactively and is valid for five years from the date of your last Brendan Guided Vacation. Only one credit is available per person, per Guided Vacation, per year, and only one credit can be redeemed against each further Guided Vacation booking. Not valid on extra nights, airfares, taxes and fees, flight supplements, or airport transfers.

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* Discount is on a twin-share basis only.

Definite Departures are departure dates on Guided Vacations that have surpassed minimum booking numbers, confirming operation. All Definite Departures will be identified on Brendans website, or ask your Brendan Specialist. On Locally Hosted Vacations, our daily departures are always guaranteed year-round. See BrendanVacations.com for more information.

DEFINITE DEPARTURES

DEFINITE DEPARTURES

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Traveling solo on a Guided Vacation is a great way to see the world in the company of new friends. We offer two options for Single travelers: To save on the single supplement, Brendan offers you 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.
GUARANTEEd ShARE ROOM. This service does not apply to Locally Hosted Vacations, extra nights or Guided Vacations on the following pages: 32-33, 48-49, 60-61 and 64-65. Ask your Brendan Specialist for details.

SINGLE TRAVELERS

SAVINGS FOR OUR SINGLE TRAVELERS

Brendan offers a savings of up to 10% off of the land price to travelers between the ages of 5 ANd 17 YEARS, provided they are accompanied by an adult.
See itinerary pages for exact amounts saved. Young Travelers must be between 5-17 years on the departure date to be eligible. There is a limit of one Young Traveler per room. This discount cannot be combined with our Group discounts, and does not apply to Israel, Locally Hosted Vacations, extra nights, airfares, taxes and fees, flight supplements, or airport transfers. The Young Traveler Discount cannot be combined with our Group Travel discounts and triple room reductions.

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For those who prefer more privacy, single rooms are available on most of our tours for a low supplemental cost. Please see each itinerary for the cost.
SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT.

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Many of the Guided Vacations in this brochure are operated jointly with our sister company Trafalgar or our partner company Kompas Holidays International. You benefit from this cooperation through considerably lower prices and a greater choice of itineraries and departure dates. By combining the Trafalgar and Kompas itineraries with our own Brendan operated vacations, we are able to offer you an unbeatable selection to choose from.

TRIPLE REdUCTION

TRIPLE ROOM REdUCTION


On many of our itineraries, we offer a REdUCEd LANd ONLY RATE when three people share a room. These savings are listed on itinerary pages where applicable.

Triple rooms are not larger than a twin-size room. The room can accommodate three people, however it may only have two beds and a rollaway. This reduction only applies to itineraries featuring the Triple Room Reduction offer and cannot be combined with our Travel with Friends and Family Discounts and Young Travelers Discount.

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Locally Hosted Vacations

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L O C A L LY H O S T E D
Guaranteed DAILY DEPARTURES

Rome & Florence


FROM

ROME TO FLORENCE (OR REVERSE)


YOUR TRAVEL VALUE 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 or similar, 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 > Hop-On Hop-Off tour in Rome > Sightseeing with Local Guide in Florence > Travel documents

753

LAND ONLY
5 DAYS
1 AR R IVE IN ROM E, ITA LY
REF: IRE

TRAVEL IN EITHER DIRECTION

Italy
2

2 ROM E, C IT Y S Ig HT S E EI N g B

FLORENCE
2

3 ROM E / FLOR ENC E B 4 FLOR ENC E, C IT Y S Ig H TSEEI N g B 5 DEPART FLOR ENC E B

RO M E
6 DAYS
1 AR R IVE IN ROM E, ITA LY 2 ROM E, C IT Y S Ig HT S E EI N g B

TRAVEL IN EITHER DIRECTION

REF: IRF

Italy
2

FLORENCE
3

3 ROM E, A FU LL FR EE DAY B 4 ROM E / FLOR ENC E B 5 FLOR ENC E, C IT Y S Ig H TSEEI N g B

RO M E

6 DEPART FLOR ENC E B

YOUR PERSONALLY SELECTED HOTELS


SUPERIOR FIRST CLASS / DELUXE 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 on the high-speed Eurostar or Trenitalia FIRST CLASS Rome | Hotel Genova Florence | Hotel Croce Di Malta or Hotel Anglo-American Train | 2nd Class ticket with reserved seat on the high-speed Eurostar or Trenitalia* MODERATE Rome | Hotel Montecarlo or Hotel Andreotti Florence | Hotel Donatello Train | 2nd Class ticket with reserved seat on the high-speed Eurostar or Trenitalia* * Upgrade to a 1st Class ticket with reserved seat on the
high-speed Eurostar or Trenitalia for $57 per person.
TRAVEL IN EITHER DIRECTION

7 DAYS
1 AR R IVE IN ROM E, ITA LY 2 ROM E, C IT Y S Ig HT S E EI N g B

REF: IRG

Italy
3

FLORENCE
3

3 ROM E, A FU LL FR EE DAY B 4 ROM E / FLOR ENC E B 5 FLOR ENC E, C IT Y S Ig H TSEEI N g B

RO M E

6 FLOR ENC E, A FU LL FREE DAY B 7 DEPART FLOR ENC E B

PRICES PER PERSON FROM*


Superior First Class/ Deluxe TWIN SINgLE TRIPLE TWIN First Class SINgLE TRIPLE TWIN Moderate SINgLE TRIPLE

5 DAYS 6 DAYS 7 DAYS


Travel any day.

$1,318 $1,566 $1,701

$2,239 $2,663 $2,891

$1,289 $1,531 $1,659

$899 $1,010 $1,089

$1,528 $1,715 $1,850

$870 $973 $1,047

$753 $817 $870

$1,279 $1,387 $1,504

$724 $781 $828

* Per person prices are land only and based on travel Jan 3-Feb 1, 13. Supplements may apply for other 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, ask your Brendan Specialist.

FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS, VISIT:

BrendanVacations.com

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. Guests are required to make payment directly to the hotel at the time of check-out. Your Brendan Specialist will advise you at the time of booking the approximate amount you should budget. Bed tax amount is dependent on the hotels category rating.
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Guaranteed daIly dEPaRtURES

Rome, Florence & Venice $1211


fROM

ROME tO VENICE (OR REVERSE)

laNd ONly

yOUR tRaVEl ValUE INClUdES: > Private airport transfers in Rome on day 1 and Venice on day 7/8/10 > Twin-bedded rooms in your selected, centrally located hotels or similar, 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/Venice > Hop-On Hop-Off tour in Rome > Sightseeing with Local Guide in Florence and Venice > Travel documents
TRAVEL IN EITHER DIRECTION

7 dayS

REF: INZ

VENICE Ita l y FLORENCE


2

1 aR R IVE IN ROM E, Ita ly 2 ROM E, C It y S Ig Ht S E EI N g B 3 ROM E / flOR ENC E B 4 flOR ENC E, C It y S Ig H tSEEI N g B 5 flOR ENC E / VENIC E B 6 VENIC E, C It y S Ig HtSEEI N g B 7 dEPaRt VENIC E B

RO M E

8 dayS

REF: INY

VENICE
yOUR PERSONally SElECtEd HOtElS
SUPERIOR fIRSt ClaSS/dElUXE Rome | Grand Hotel de la Minerve or Hotel Ambasciatori Palace Florence | NH Porta Rossa or Hotel Albani Firenze Venice | Hotel Principe or Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal (canal view room in both hotels) Trains | 1st Class tickets with reserved seats on the high-speed Eurostar or Trenitalia fIRSt ClaSS Rome | Genova Florence | Croce Di Malta or Anglo-American Venice | Hotel Principe or Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal Trains | 2nd Class tickets with reserved seats on the high-speed Eurostar or Trenitalia* MOdERatE Rome | Montecarlo or Andreotti Florence | Donatello Venice | Carlton Capri Trains | 2nd Class tickets with reserved seats on the high-speed Eurostar or Trenitalia* * Upgrade to a 1st Class tickets with reserved seats
on the high-speed Eurostar or Trenitalia for $89 per person.
TRAVEL IN EITHER DIRECTION

1 aR R IVE IN ROM E, Ita ly 2 ROM E, C It y S Ig Ht S EEI N g B 3 ROM E / flOR ENC E B

Ita l y FLORENCE
3

TRAVEL IN EITHER DIRECTION

4 flOR ENC E, C It y S Ig H tSEEI N g B 5 flOR ENC E, a fU ll fREE day B 6 flOR ENC E / VENIC E B 7 VENIC E, C It y S Ig HtSEEI N g B

RO M E

8 dEPaRt VENIC E B

10 dayS

REF: INR

VENICE Ita l y FLORENCE


3

1 aR R IVE IN ROM E, Ita ly 2 ROM E, C It y S Ig Ht S E EI N g B 3 ROM E, a fU ll fR EE day B 4 ROM E / flOR ENC E B 5 flOR ENC E, C It y S Ig H tSEEI N g B 6 flOR ENC E, a fU ll fREE day B 7 flOR ENC E / VENIC E B

RO M E

8 VENIC E, C It y S Ig HtSEEI N g B 9 VENIC E, a fU ll fR EE day B 10 dEPaRt VENIC E B

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YO UR IN CLUD E D S I G H T S E E I N G ROME Discover Rome your own way on a Hop-On Hop-Off journey through the city on an open-top, double decker bus. There are nine stops along the way. Termini Station, Piazza Venezia, Colosseo, Circo Massimi, Monte Savello, Via Della Conciliazone, Ponte SantAngelo, Via Ludovisi and Piazza Barberini. You decide which sights you want to view from the coach and which you want to visit in detail. While in the coach there is an English-speaking host onboard to answer any questions. The total duration of the tour if you decide not to get off the coach is approximately 12-2 hours. Coaches depart Termini Station every 25 minutes. FLOREN CE Drive along the Romantic Viale Dei Colli up to Piazzale Michelangelo where you stop to admire the wonderful panorama of the city, one of the most beautiful in the world. Proceed by motorcoach through the old city center to the Duomo Complex; see Giottos Bell Tower, the Baptistery and the Cathedral. A short walk through the historic streets in the heart of Florence brings you to the renowned Galleria dellAccademia* where you can admire Michelangelos David and other works by the Great Artist. The tour ends inside the museum.
*The Galleria dellAccademia is closed on Mondays and will be replaced by the Bargello Museum or the Medici Chapels.

VENIC E A morning city walking tour* with an expert Local Guide starts at St. Marks Square. Visit Doges Palace and St. Marks Basilica, and view the Bell Tower and the Bridge of Sighs. The tour ends with a Local Specialty, a visit to a glass blowing factory where you will see a demonstration of traditional Venetian glass blowing.
*This tour is not operating on December 25, January 1 and May 1.

PRICES PER PERSON FROM*


Superior First Class/ Deluxe TWIN SINGLE TRIPLE TWIN First Class SINGLE TRIPLE TWIN Moderate SINGLE TRIPLE REF: INZ

7 DAYS Nov 1-Dec 22 Dec 23-Jan 2, 13 Jan 3-Feb 1 Feb 2-Feb 13 Feb 14-Mar 14 Mar 15-Mar 31 8 DAYS Nov 1-Dec 22 Dec 23-Jan 2, 13 Jan 3-Feb 1 Feb 2-Feb 13 Feb 14-Mar 14 Mar 15-Mar 31 10 DAYS Nov 1-Dec 22 Dec 23-Jan 2, 13 Jan 3-Feb 1 Feb 2-Feb 13 Feb 14-Mar 14 Mar 15-Mar 31
Travel any day.

$2,021 $2,215 $2,021 $2,156 $2,021 $2,229 $2,156 $2,407 $2,156 $2,290 $2,170 $2,369 $2,582 $2,833 $2,582 $2,726 $2,582 $2,947

$3,435 $3,766 $3,435 $3,664 $3,435 $3,790 $3,664 $4,091 $3,664 $3,894 $3,688 $4,026 $4,388 $4,815 $4,388 $4,635 $4,388 $5,008

$1,978 $2,173 $1,978 $2,113 $1,978 $2,187 $2,106 $2,357 $2,106 $2,241 $2,120 $2,319 $2,518 $2,769 $2,518 $2,663 $2,518 $2,883

$1,387 $1,590 $1,387 $1,454 $1,387 $1,704 $1,467 $1,732 $1,467 $1,605 $1,467 $1,846 $1,670 $2,002 $1,670 $1,775 $1,670 $2,116

$2,357 $2,704 $2,357 $2,471 $2,357 $2,897 $2,494 $2,945 $2,494 $2,728 $2,494 $3,138 $2,839 $3,404 $2,839 $3,018 $2,839 $3,597

$1,345 $1,548 $1,345 $1,411 $1,345 $1,661 $1,417 $1,683 $1,417 $1,555 $1,417 $1,796 $1,606 $1,938 $1,606 $1,711 $1,606 $2,052

$1,211 $1,326 $1,211 $1,250 $1,211 $1,534 $1,295 $1,477 $1,295 $1,349 $1,295 $1,633 $1,450 $1,690 $1,450 $1,478 $1,450 $1,846

$2,059 $2,254 $2,059 $2,124 $2,059 $2,607 $2,201 $2,511 $2,201 $2,293 $2,201 $2,776 $2,464 $2,873 $2,464 $2,512 $2,464 $3,138

$1,169 $1,284 $1,169 $1,207 $1,169 $1,491


REF: INY

ENHANCE YOUR VACATION IN VENICE AND STAY AT THE ELEGANT

LUNA HOTEL BAGLIONI

$1,245 $1,427 $1,245 $1,299 $1,245 $1,583


REF: INR

$1,386 $1,626 $1,386 $1,414 $1,386 $1,782

A magnificent, aristocratic Venetian palace, in the heart of Venice, just a one minute stroll from St. Marks Square.
SUPPLEMENT PRICES PER PERSON FROM*
TWIN Superior First Class/Deluxe First Class Moderate

* Per person prices are land only. Airfare is additional. Your Brendan Specialist will quote you the lowest airfare available to us
at the time of booking. Extra nights are available, ask your Brendan Specialist.

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, Florence and Venice bed taxes are not included in the vacation prices. Guests are required to make payment directly to the hotel at the time of check-out. Your Brendan Specialist will advise you at the time of booking the approximate amount you should budget. Bed tax amount is dependent on the hotels category rating.

2 Nights $247-$562 $420-$738 $449-$849 3 Nights $371-$843 $630-$1,108 $673-$1,274


* Prices subject to a Fri & Sat weekend supplement of $43-$55 per person.

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Guaranteed daILy dEPaRTURES

Florence & Venice $863


FROm

FLORENCE TO VENICE (OR REVERSE)


yOUR TRaVEL VaLUE INCLUdES: > Private airport transfers in Florence on day 1 and Venice on day 5/6/7 > Twin-bedded rooms in your selected, centrally located hotels or similar, 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 > Sightseeing with Local Guide in Florence and Venice > Travel documents

LaNd ONLy
5 dayS
2

REF: IFV

VENICE

1 aR R IVE IN FLOR ENCE, ITa Ly 2 FLOR ENC E, C IT y S Ig H TSEEI N g B

FLORENCE
TRAVEL IN EITHER DIRECTION

3 FLOR ENC E / VENIC E B 4 VENIC E, C IT y S Ig HT SEEI N g B

Italy

5 dEPaRT VENIC E B

6 dayS
2

REF: IFW

VENICE

1 aR R IVE IN FLOR ENCE, ITa Ly 2 FLOR ENC E, C IT y S Ig H TSEEI N g B

FLORENCE
TRAVEL IN EITHER DIRECTION

3 FLOR ENC E, a FU LL FREE day B 4 FLOR ENC E / VENIC E B

Italy

5 VENIC E, C IT y S Ig HT SEEI N g B 6 dEPaRT VENIC E B

yOUR PERSONaLLy SELECTEd HOTELS


SUPERIOR FIRST CLaSS / dELUXE Florence | NH Porta Rossa or Hotel Albani Firenze Venice | Hotel Principe or Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal (canal view room in both hotels) Train | 1st Class ticket with reserved seat on the high-speed Eurostar or Trenitalia FIRST CLaSS Florence | Hotel Croce Di Malta or Hotel Anglo-American Venice | Hotel Principe or Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal Train | 2nd Class ticket with reserved seat on the high-speed Eurostar or Trenitalia* mOdERaTE Florence | Hotel Donatello Venice | Hotel Carlton Capri Train | 2nd Class ticket with reserved seat on the high-speed Eurostar or Trenitalia* * Upgrade to 1st Class ticket with reserved seat on the
high-speed Eurostar or Trenitalia for $45 per person.

7 dayS
3

REF: IFX

VENICE

1 aR R IVE IN FLOR ENCE, ITa Ly 2 FLOR ENC E, C IT y S Ig H TSEEI N g B

FLORENCE
TRAVEL IN EITHER DIRECTION

3 FLOR ENC E, a FU LL FREE day B 4 FLOR ENC E / VENIC E B

Italy

5 VENIC E, C IT y S Ig HT SEEI N g B 6 VENIC E, a FU LL FR EE day B 7 dEPaRT VENIC E B

PRICES PER PERSON FROm*


Superior First Class/ deluxe TWIN SINgLE TRIPLE TWIN First Class SINgLE TRIPLE TWIN moderate SINgLE TRIPLE

5 dayS 6 dayS 7 dayS


Travel any day.

$1,261 $1,399 $1,573

$2,143 $2,377 $2,674

$1,283 $1,363 $1,531

$944 $1,030 $1,115

$1,605 $1,749 $1,896

$916 $994 $1,072

$863 $917 $994

$1,467 $1,559 $1,690

$835 $882 $951

ENHaNCE yOUR STay IN VENICE


Upgrade to the 5-star Luna Hotel Baglioni starting at $224 per person per night. For more details, see page 19.

* Per person prices are land only and based on travel Nov 1-Dec 22, 12 and Jan 3-Feb 1, 13. Supplements may apply for other 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, ask your Brendan Specialist.

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.
Florence and Venice bed taxes are not included in the vacation prices. Guests are required to make payment directly to the hotel at the time of check-out. Your Brendan Specialist will advise you at the time of booking the approximate amount you should budget. Bed tax amount is dependent on the hotels category rating.
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Guaranteed daIly dEPaRtURES

Rome & Venice


ROME tO VENICE (OR REVERSE)
yOUR tRaVEl ValUE INClUdES:

fROM

903

laNd ONly
5 dayS

REF: IRT

> Private airport transfers in Rome on day 1 and Venice on day 5/6/7 > Twin-bedded rooms in your selected, centrally located hotels or similar, 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 > Hop-On Hop-Off tour in Rome > Sightseeing with Local Guide in Venice > Travel documents

VENICE
Italy

2
TRAVEL IN EITHER DIRECTION

1 aR R IVE IN ROM E, Ita ly 2 ROM E, C It y S Ig Ht S EEI N g B 3 ROM E / VENIC E B 4 VENIC E, C It y S Ig HtSEEI N g B 5 dEPaRt VENIC E B

RO M E
6 dayS

REF: IRV

VENICE
Italy

2
TRAVEL IN EITHER DIRECTION

1 aR R IVE IN ROM E, Ita ly 2 ROM E, C It y S Ig Ht S EEI N g B 3 ROM E, a fU ll fR EE day B 4 ROM E / VENIC E B

yOUR PERSONally SElECtEd HOtElS


SUPERIOR fIRSt ClaSS / dElUXE Rome | Grand Hotel de la Minerve or Hotel Ambasciatori Palace Venice | Hotel Principe or Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal (canal view room in both hotels) Train | 1st Class ticket with reserved seat on the high-speed Eurostar or Trenitalia fIRSt ClaSS Rome | Hotel Genova Venice | Hotel Principe or Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal Train | 2nd Class ticket with reserved seat on the high-speed Eurostar or Trenitalia* MOdERatE Rome | Hotel Montecarlo or Hotel Andreotti Venice | Hotel Carlton Capri Train | 2nd Class ticket with reserved seat on the high-speed Eurostar or Trenitalia* * Upgrade to 1st Class ticket with reserved seat on the
high-speed Eurostar or Trenitalia for $78 per person.

5 VENIC E, C It y S Ig HtSEEI N g B

RO M E

6 dEPaRt VENIC E B

7 dayS

REF: IRH

VENICE
Italy

3
TRAVEL IN EITHER DIRECTION

1 aR R IVE IN ROM E, Ita ly 2 ROM E, C It y S Ig Ht S EEI N g B 3 ROM E, a fU ll fR EE day B 4 ROM E / VENIC E B 5 VENIC E, C It y S Ig HtSEEI N g B

RO M E

6 VENIC E, a fU ll fR EE day B 7 dEPaRt VENIC E B

PRICES PER PERSON fROM*


Superior first Class/ deluxe tWIN SINglE tRIPlE tWIN first Class SINglE tRIPlE tWIN Moderate SINglE tRIPlE

5 dayS 6 dayS 7 dayS


travel any day.

$1,528 $1,776 $1,954

$2,597 $3,019 $3,321

$1,500 $1,741 $1,911

$1,027 $1,139 $1,230

$1,745 $1,935 $2,090

$998 $1,103 $1,187

$903 $967 $1,044

$1,535 $1,643 $1,774

$875 $932 $1,001

ENHaNCE yOUR Stay IN VENICE


Upgrade to the 5-star Luna Hotel Baglioni starting at $224 per person per night. For more details, see page 19.

* Per person prices are land only and based on travel Jan 3-Feb 1, 13. Supplements may apply for other 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, ask your Brendan Specialist.

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 Venice bed taxes are not included in the vacation prices. Guests are required to make payment directly to the hotel at the time of check-out. Your Brendan Specialist will advise you at the time of booking the approximate amount you should budget. Bed tax amount is dependent on the hotels category rating.
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L O C A L LY H O S T E D
Guaranteed DAILY DEPARTURES

Barcelona & Madrid $993


FROm

bARCELONA TO mADRID (OR REVERSE)


YOUR TRAVEL VALUE 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 or similar, 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 Barcelona/Madrid > Hop-On Hop-Off tours in Barcelona and Madrid > Travel documents

LAND ONLY
5 DAYS

TRAVEL IN EITHER DIRECTION

REF: ETM

1 AR R IVE IN b AR C ELO NA , SPA I N

B A R C E L O NA M AD R I D
2

2 b AR C ELONA, C IT Y SI gH TSEEI N g b

3 b AR C ELONA / m ADRI D b 4 m ADR ID, C IT Y S Ig HTSEEI N g b 5 DEPART m ADR ID b

Spain
6 DAYS

TRAVEL IN EITHER DIRECTION

REF: EBM

1 AR R IVE IN b AR C ELO NA , SPA I N

B A R C E L O NA M AD R I D
2

2 b AR C ELONA, C IT Y SI gH TSEEI N g b

3 b AR C ELONA, A FU LL FREE DAY b 4 b AR C ELONA / m ADRI D b 5 m ADR ID, C IT Y S Ig HT SEEI N g b

YOUR PERSONALLY SELECTED HOTELS


SUPERIOR FIRST CLASS / DELUXE Barcelona | Melia Barcelona Madrid | Melia Madrid Princesa Train | 1st Class ticket with reserved seat on the high-speed AVE train FIRST CLASS Barcelona | Eurostars Cristal Palace Madrid | El Coloso Hotel Train | 2nd Class ticket with reserved seat on the high-speed AVE train* mODERATE Barcelona | Rialto Hotel Madrid | Regente Hotel or Principe Pio Train | 2nd Class ticket with reserved seat on the high-speed AVE train* * Upgrade to 1st Class ticket with reserved seat on the
AVE high-speed train for $149 per person.

Spain

6 DEPART m ADR ID b

TRAVEL IN EITHER DIRECTION

7 DAYS

REF: EZN

1 AR R IVE IN b AR C ELO NA , SPA I N

B A R C E L O NA M AD R I D
3

2 b AR C ELONA, C IT Y SI gH TSEEI N g b

3 b AR C ELONA, A FU LL FREE DAY b 4 b AR C ELONA / m ADRI D b 5 m ADR ID, C IT Y S Ig HT SEEI N g b

Spain

6 m ADR ID, A FU LL FR EE DAY b 7 DEPART m ADR ID b

PRICES PER PERSON FROm*


5 DAYS Nov 1-Dec 22, 12; Jan 3-Mar 25, 13 Dec 23, 12-Jan 2, 13; Mar 26-Mar 31, 13 6 DAYS Nov 1-Dec 22, 12; Jan 3-Mar 25, 13 Dec 23, 12-Jan 2, 13; Mar 26-Mar 31, 13 7 DAYS Nov 1-Dec 22, 12; Jan 3-Mar 25, 13 Dec 23, 12-Jan 2, 13; Mar 26-Mar 31, 13
Travel any day.

Superior First Class/ Deluxe TWIN SINgLE

First Class TWIN SINgLE

moderate TWIN SINgLE REF: ETM

$1,304 $1,343 $1,448 $1,562 $1,571 $1,630

$2,215 $2,283 $2,462 $2,655 $2,670 $2,770

$1,052 $1,200 $1,162 $1,419 $1,250 $1,508

$1,788 $2,028 $1,974 $2,411 $2,124 $2,563

$993 $1,150 $1,086 $1,250 $1,162 $1,305

$1,687 $1,955

REF: EBM

$1,846 $2,124

REF: EZN

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$1,974 $2,218

* Per person prices are land only. Airfare is additional. Your Brendan Specialist will quote you the lowest airfare available to us
at the time of booking. Extra nights and triple rooms are available, ask your Brendan Specialist.

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.
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L O C A L LY H O S T E D
Guaranteed DAILY DEPARTURES

Barcelona & Madrid plus Toledo $1193


FROm

bARCELONA TO mADRID (OR REVERSE)


YOUR TRAVEL VALUE INCLUDES: > Private airport transfers in Barcelona on day 1 and Madrid on day 6/7 > Twin-bedded rooms in your selected, centrally located hotels or similar, 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 Barcelona/Madrid > Hop-On Hop-Off tours in Barcelona and Madrid > Full day excursion to Toledo > Travel documents

LAND ONLY

tRaVel IN eItHeR dIRectIoN

6 DAYS

REF: ESL

1 AR R IVE IN b AR C ELO NA , SPA I N

B A R C E L O NA M AD R I D
3
TOLEDO

2 b AR C ELONA, C IT Y SI gH TSEEI N g b

3 b AR C ELONA / m ADRI D b 4 m ADR ID, C IT Y S Ig HTSEEI N g b 5 EXC U R S ION TO TOLE D O b 6 DEPART m ADR ID b

Spain

tRaVel IN eItHeR dIRectIoN

7 DAYS

REF: ESM

1 AR R IVE IN b AR C ELO NA , SPA I N

B A R C E L O NA M AD R I D
3
TOLEDO

2 b AR C ELONA, C IT Y SI gH TSEEI N g b

3 b AR C ELONA, A FU LL FREE DAY b 4 b AR C ELONA / m ADRI D b 5 m ADR ID, C IT Y S Ig HT SEEI N g b 6 EXC U R S ION TO TOLED O b 7 DEPART m ADR ID b

Spain
YOUR PERSONALLY SELECTED HOTELS
SUPERIOR FIRST CLASS / DELUXE Barcelona | Melia Barcelona Madrid | Melia Madrid Princesa Train | 1st Class ticket with reserved seat on the high-speed AVE train FIRST CLASS Barcelona | Eurostars Cristal Palace Madrid | El Coloso Hotel Train | 2nd Class ticket with reserved seat on the high-speed AVE train* mODERATE Barcelona | Rialto Hotel Madrid | Regente Hotel or Principe Pio Train | 2nd Class ticket with reserved seat on the high-speed AVE train* * Upgrade to 1st Class ticket with reserved seat on the
AVE high-speed train for $149 per person.

toledo dates back to 192 b.c.

PRICES PER PERSON FROm*


6 DAYS Nov 1-Dec 22, 12; Jan 3-Mar 25, 13 Dec 23, 12-Jan 2, 13; Mar 26-Mar 31, 13 7 DAYS Nov 1-Dec 22, 12; Jan 3-Mar 25, 13 Dec 23, 12-Jan 2, 13; Mar 26-Mar 31, 13
Travel any day.

Superior First Class/ Deluxe TWIN SINgLE

First Class TWIN SINgLE

moderate TWIN SINgLE REF: ESL

$1,552 $1,669 $1,688 $1,768

$2,638 $2,836 $2,870 $3,005

$1,260 $1,500 $1,367 $1,562

$2,141 $2,549 $2,325 $2,655

$1,193 $1,356 $1,285 $1,448

$2,028 $2,401
REF: ESM

$2,184 $2,462

* Per person prices are land only. Airfare is additional. Your Brendan Specialist will quote you the lowest airfare available to us
FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS, VISIT:
at the time of booking.

BrendanVacations.com

Extra nights and triple rooms are available, ask your Brendan Specialist.

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.
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START CITY

END CITY

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L O C A L Ly H O S T E D
Guaranteed DAILy DEPARTURES

London & Paris plus a Rome extension $1127


fROm

LONDON TO PARIS (OR REVERSE)


yOUR TRAVEL VALUE INCLUDES: > Private airport transfers in London on day 1 and Paris on day 5/6/7 > Twin-bedded rooms in your selected, centrally located hotels or similar; hotel taxes and service charges > Breakfast daily (B) > Services of an English-speaking Local Host in each city, available 24/7 > High-speed train transportation London/Paris > Hop-On Hop-Off tours in London and Paris > Travel documents

LAND ONLy

TRAVEL IN EITHER DIRECTION

5 DAyS

REF: ELZ

1 AR R IVE IN LONDON, EN GLA N D 2 LONDON, C IT y S IG HTSEEI N G B 3 LONDON / PAR IS, fR A N CE B

England

LONDON

EUROSTAR

4 PAR IS, C IT y S IG HT SEEI N G B 5 DEPART PAR IS B

PA R I S

France

TRAVEL IN EITHER DIRECTION

6 DAyS

REF: ELF

yOUR PERSONALLy SELECTED HOTELS


SUPERIOR fIRST CLASS / DELUXE London | Hilton on Park Lane or St. Ermins Hotel Paris | Hotel de Vigny or Radisson Blu Ambassador Hotel Train | Standard Class ticket with reserved seat on the high-speed Eurostar* fIRST CLASS London | Danubius Hotel Regents Park or Lancaster London Paris | Hotel Arioso or Hotel Victoires Opera Train | Standard Class ticket with reserved seat on the high-speed Eurostar* mODERATE London | Comfort Inn Edgware or Best Western Phoenix Hotel Paris | Hotel Villa Modigliani or Hotel Saint Petersbourg Train | Standard Class ticket with reserved seat on the high-speed Eurostar* * Upgrade to Standard Premier Class ticket with
reserved seat on the high-speed Eurostar for $241 per person.

England

1 AR R IVE IN LONDON, EN GLA N D 2 LONDON, C IT y S IG HTSEEI N G B 3 LONDON / PAR IS, fR A N CE B

LONDON

EUROSTAR

4 PAR IS, C IT y S IG HT SEEI N G B 5 PAR IS, A fU LL fR EE DAy B

PA R I S

6 DEPART PAR IS B

France

TRAVEL IN EITHER DIRECTION

7 DAyS

REF: ELP

1 AR R IVE IN LONDON, EN GLA N D 2 LONDON, C IT y S IG HTSEEI N G B 3 LONDON, A fU LL fR E E DAy B

England

LONDON

EUROSTAR

4 LONDON / PAR IS, fR A N CE B 5 PAR IS, C IT y S IG HT SEEI N G B

PA R I S
France

6 PAR IS, A fU LL fR EE DAy B 7 DEPART PAR IS B

fOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS, VISIT:

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LONDONS HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT

NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL IN PARIS

YO UR IN CLUD E D S I G H T S E E I N G LONDON Discover London your own way on a Hop-On Hop-Off tour. View the citys landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the London Eye and more. You decide which you want to view from the coach and which you want to explore in depth (entrance fees not included). There are more than 70 stops along the way. PARIS Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Paris from the comfort of a Hop-On Hop-Off double-decker coach. View all the landmarks such as, the Opra, Place Vendme, Concorde Square, Champs-Elyses Avenue, Arch of Triumph, Eiffel Tower, Invalides, Orsay Museum, The Louvre, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Sorbonne, Pantheon Church and more (entrance fees not included). PRICES PER PERSON FROM*
Superior First Class/ Deluxe TWIN SINGLE TRIPLE TWIN First Class SINGLE TRIPLE TWIN Moderate SINGLE TRIPLE REF: ELZ

THE COLOSSEUM, ROME

Add 2 nights and a Hop-On Hop-Off city tour in Rome to your vacation
1 ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY

5 DAYS Nov 1-Dec 1 Dec 2-Dec 22 Dec 23-Jan 2, 13 Jan 3-Mar 1 Mar 2-Mar 28 Mar 29-Mar 31 6 DAYS Nov 1-Dec 22 Dec 23-Jan 2, 13 Jan 3-Feb 1 Feb 2-Feb 13 Feb 14-Mar 14 Mar 15-Mar 31 7 DAYS Nov 1-Dec 22 Dec 23-Jan 2, 13 Jan 3-Feb 1 Feb 2-Feb 13 Feb 14-Mar 14 Mar 15-Mar 31
Travel any day.

$1,674 $1,660 $2,315 $1,660 $1,674 $2,059 $1,948 $1,934 $2,579 $1,934 $1,948 $2,334 $2,174 $2,160 $2,769 $2,160 $2,174 $2,627

$2,846 $2,822 $3,935 $2,822 $2,846 $3,500 $3,311 $3,287 $4,384 $3,287 $3,311 $3,967 $3,695 $3,671 $4,707 $3,671 $3,695 $4,466

$1,646 $1,632 $2,286 $1,632 $1,646 $2,031 $1,913 $1,899 $2,543 $1,899 $1,913 $2,299 $2,131 $2,117 $2,726 $2,117 $2,131 $2,584

$1,375 $1,360 $1,619 $1,360 $1,375 $1,562 $1,536 $1,527 $1,779 $1,527 $1,536 $1,690 $1,768 $1,703 $1,960 $1,703 $1,768 $1,931

$2,336 $2,312 $2,752 $2,312 $2,336 $2,655 $2,611 $2,594 $3,025 $2,594 $2,611 $2,873 $3,005 $2,894 $3,331 $2,894 $3,005 $3,283

$1,346 $1,332 $1,590 $1,332 $1,346 $1,534 $1,501 $1,491 $1,744 $1,491 $1,501 $1,654 $1,725 $1,660 $1,917 $1,660 $1,725 $1,889

$1,149 $1,127 $1,369 $1,127 $1,149 $1,377 $1,227 $1,207 $1,527 $1,207 $1,227 $1,443 $1,386 $1,355 $1,669 $1,355 $1,386 $1,527

$1,953 $1,917 $2,327 $1,917 $1,953 $2,342 $2,085 $2,052 $2,594 $2,052 $2,085 $2,452 $2,356 $2,302 $2,836 $2,302 $2,356 $2,594

$1,120 $1,099 $1,340 $1,099 $1,120 $1,349


REF: ELF

On arrival at the airport in Rome, you will be transferred to your select hotel.

2 ROM E, C IT Y S IG HT S E EI N G

Discover the Rome your own way on a Hop-On Hop-Off journey through the city. There are nine stops along the way, allowing you to see such highlights such as the Forum, Trevi Fountain, Vatican Square and more. B

$1,191 $1,172 $1,491 $1,172 $1,191 $1,407


REF: ELP

3 DEPART ROM E

You will be transferred to the airport in Rome, where your vacation ends. B

Your Personally Selected Hotel


SUPERIOR FIRST CLASS / DELUXE Rome | Grand Hotel De La Minerve or Hotel Ambasciatori Palace FIRST CLASS Rome | Hotel Genova MODERATE Rome | Hotel Montecarlo or Hotel Andreotti

$1,343 $1,312 $1,626 $1,312 $1,343 $1,484

REF: BRM

* Per person prices are land only. Airfare is additional. Your Brendan Specialist will quote you the lowest airfare available to
us at the time of booking. Extra nights are available, ask your Brendan Specialist.

and date of travel. Available from London and Paris. Airfare to Rome is additional.

Price Per Person From: Twin $348-$491, depending on your choice of hotel
Rome 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. Check with your Brendan Specialist as to the approximate amount you should budget.

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.

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Guided Vacations

place de la concorde is paris largest square with a tumultuous history

26

D I S C OV E RY VAC AT I O N

European Dream
FROM ThE USA
FROM

ROME TO LONDON

1785

LAND ONLY

VA C AT I O N
lEIsurElY

PAC E
lETs GO

YOUR TRAVEL VALUE INCLUDES: > Airport transfers in Rome on day 2 and in London on day 10, see page 66 > Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling > Welcome Reception (WR) with light snacks and drinks and orientation drive in Rome > 8 Breakfasts (B); and 3 three-course Dinners (D) including a Farewell Dinner (FD) with wine > Services of a professional Travel Director while touring; host service in London > Private luxury motorcoach with air conditioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom > Sightseeing with a Local Guide: Rome, Paris Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guides commentary > Special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges
h I DD E N DELIg h T

DEPARTURES FROM USA & PRICES PER PERSON*


Thursdays: Oct 25 $1,799 Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 $1,799 Dec 6, 13 $1,799 Dec 20 $1,875 Dec 27 $1,899 2013: Jan 10, 24 $1,785 Feb 7 $1,785 Feb 21, 28 $1,799 Mar 7, 14 $1,799 Mar 21 $1,835 Mar 28 $1,910

DAY
REF: WROL

1 DEPART FROM T hE U S A *

Board your overnight transatlantic flight (cost not included in land only price). Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Reception followed by an orientation drive around the city. WR Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a visit to St. Peters Basilica to see Michelangelos La Piet. Then take in views of the Forum, Colosseum and Circus Maximus. The rest of the day is free. B Heading north, see Chianti vineyards and the olive groves of Tuscany as you travel to Venice. B D Take a canal cruise to St. Marks Square, with views of the Bridge of Sighs and the Doges Palace. Next, enjoy a Local Specialty as you visit a glassblowing workshop for a demonstration. Then, travel west to Varese. B Traverse the Alps to Switzerland, and on to Lucerne. See the Lion Monument and walk along the covered wooden Chapel Bridge. Then your time is free. B D Crossing into France, see the vineyards of Burgundy. Continue on to glittering Paris. B A morning sightseeing tour with a Local Guide includes views of the Champs lyses and the Arc de Triomphe. Ascend the Eiffel Tower to the second level for views of the city. The afternoon is free. Tonight, relish a Farewell Dinner. B FD Drive to Calais, where you board a Channel ferry for Dover, then continue by coach to London. B You will be transferred to the airport (conditions apply), where your vacation ends. B

2 AR R IVE IN ROM E, ITALY

3 ROM E S Ig hT S EEINg & AT LEI SURE

4 ROM E / VENIC E

* Per person prices are land only and based on two people
sharing a room. Your Brendan Specialist will quote you the lowest airfare available from your hometown at the time of booking. Dec 27. For full details, ask your Brendan Specialist.

5 VENIC E S Ig hT S EEINg / VA RESE

Holiday departures Christmas Dec 20; New Years Eve Single room supplement: $550 (Dec 27, 12Mar 28, 13); $520 (other departures) Triple room reduction: N/A Early Payment Discount: 10 months $135; 6 months $90 Second Vacation Discount: up to $96 Young Traveler Discount: $180
Eng land
1

6 VAR ES E / LU C ER NE, S W ITzERLA N D

7 LU C ER NE / PAR IS, FR AN CE

- see page 8

> Portfolio of travel documents > Souvenir photo and My Journey booklet

8 PAR IS S Ig hT S EEINg & AT LEI SURE

LONDON
CALAIS

DOVER

YOUR PERSONALLY SELECTED hOTELS


SF Superior First Class F First Class

9 PAR IS / LONDON, ENg LA N D

LUCERNE

Switzerland

VA R E S E
1 1 1

FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS, VISIT:

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Operated in conjunction with our sister company

OVERNIghT STAY END CITY

START CITY

LOCAL SPECIALTY

Rome | Grand Hotel Tiberio F Venice | Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana F Varese | Palace Grand Hotel F Lucerne | Renaissance Lucerne SF Paris | Evergreen Laurel F London | Holiday Inn Kensington Forum F

PA R I S
France

10 DEPART LONDON

VENICE
1 1

Italy

Spend one extra night in the British capital and take a city sightseeing tour, with an expert Local Guide , that reveals the highlights of the city. Breakfast is included. Price Per Person From:
Twin $190; single supplement $99.

Add an extra night & a half-day city tour in London at the end of your vacation

RO M E

LOCAL gUIDE

WINE TASTINg OR LOCAL WINE WITh DINNER

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D I S C OV E RY VAC AT I O N

ThE ArC dE TrIOmPhE IN PArIs wAs COmmIssIONEd IN 1806 by NAPOlEON

EUROPEAN

Traveler
FROM ThE USA LONDON TO ROME
YOUR TRAVEL VALUE INCLUDES:
> Airport transfers in London on day 2 and in Rome on day 10, see page 66 > Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling > Welcome Reception (WR) with drinks, dinner and an evening drive in Paris > 8 Breakfasts including 1 Continental Breakfast (CB) and 7 hot Buffet Breakfasts (B); and 3 Dinners (D) including a Farewell Dinner (FD) with wine > Host service in London; professional Travel Director while traveling > Private luxury motorcoach. On the Continent: air conditioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom > Sightseeing with a Local Guide: Paris, Florence, Rome Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guides commentary > Special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges
h I DD E N DELIg h T

FROM

1799

LAND ONLY

VA C AT I O N
lEIsurEly

PAC E
lETs GO

DEPARTURES FROM ThE USA REF: WTAVA & PRICES PER PERSON*
Fridays: Oct 26 $1,799 Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 $1,799 Dec 7, 14 $1,799 Dec 21 $1,885 Dec 28 $1,960 2013: Jan 4, 18 $1,799 Feb 1, 15 $1,799 Mar 1, 8, 15 $1,799 Mar 22 $1,860 Mar 29 $1,895

* Per person prices are land only and based on two people

sharing a room. Your Brendan Specialist will quote you the lowest airfare available from your hometown at the time of booking.

- see page 8

> Portfolio of travel documents > Souvenir photo and My Journey booklet

Holiday departures Dec 21 departure will celebrate Christmas in picturesque lakeside Lucerne. Enjoy a delicious festive meal with all the trimmings surrounded by stunning scenery a truly memorable Christmas in Switzerland!; Dec 28 departure will celebrate New Years Eve in Paris. Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of this magical city at New Year. After a delicious dinner, we will take you to a good vantage point to enjoy the reworks over the city. A late transfer will ensure you get to experience an unforgettable night! This special New Years Eve celebration dinner will replace the included dinner in Lucerne on Day 5.

Single room supplement: $500 Triple room reduction: N/A Early Payment Discount: 10 months $135; 6 months $90

YOUR PERSONALLY SELECTED hOTELS


F First Class

Second Vacation Discount: up to $98 Young Traveler Discount: $180

London | Holiday Inn Kensington Forum F Paris | Evergreen Laurel F Lucerne | Astoria F Venice | Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana F Florence | Grand Hotel Mediterraneo F Rome | Cicerone F

FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS, VISIT:

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VENICE, ThE bEAuTIful CITy Of rOmANCE

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LOCAL SPECIALTY

LOCAL gUIDE

DAY

1 DePart from t he U S a *

Board your overnight transatlantic flight (cost not included in land only price). The day is free to begin exploring.

2 ar r ive in LonDon, eng La n D

3 LonDon / Par iS, fr ance

Head to Dover and cross the Channel to France. Pass the Canadian Memorial at Vimy Ridge en route to glittering Paris. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Reception then a drive around the city. cB Wr Morning sightseeing with an expert Local Guide includes a drive along the Champs lyses to the Arc de Triomphe. Then on to the Eiffel Tower and ascend to the second level for panoramic views. The afternoon is at leisure. B Make an early start, driving through the Burgundy vineyards and past the Castle of Chteauneuf. Cross the Swiss border and continue on to lakeside Lucerne. See the wooden Chapel Bridge and the poignant Lion Monument on a short tour. Afterward, your evening is at leisure. B D Travel through the Alps and cross the border into Italy. Glimpse the beautiful Italian Lake region as you continue to magical Venice. Enjoy a local dinner with wine this evening. B D A canal cruise takes you to St. Marks Square to see the Bridge of Sighs and the Doges Palace. Watch a Local Specialty glassblowing demonstration, then there is free time before driving to the magnificent Renaissance city of Florence. B On a guided walking tour with an expert Local Guide, see the Duomo and the splendid doors on the Baptistery. Next, admire the Ponte Vecchio over the River Arno. There is time to shop before traveling to the Eternal City, Rome. B On a morning sightseeing tour with an expert Local Guide, visit St. Peters Basilica in the Vatican and see Michelangelos famous sculpture La Piet. Then cross to ancient Rome to see the Forum, the mighty Colosseum and the Circus Maximus, where chariot races took place. The afternoon is free. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner with newfound friends at a local restaurant. B fD Included transfer to the airport (conditions apply), where your vacation ends. B

4 Par iS S ig ht S eeing & at Lei SUre

5 Par iS / LU c er ne, S Wit z erLa n D

the coloseum, rome

an ngl

d
1

6 LU c er ne / venic e, itaLy

LONDON
DOVER CALAIS

7 venic e or ientat ion / fLo ren ce

c e a n F r

PA R I S

8 fLor enc e S ig ht S eeing / ro m e

LUCERNE
Switzerland

9 rom e S ig ht S eeing & at Lei SUre

VENICE
1

Italy
FLORENCE
1

10 DePart rom e

RO M E

Add an extra night & a half-day city tour in London at the beginning of your vacation
Spend one extra night in the British capital and take a sightseeing tour with a Local Guide that reveals the highlights of the city. Breakfast is included at your hotel. Price per person from: Twin $190; single supplement: $99.

Wine taSting or LocaL Wine With Dinner

Start city

overnight Stay

enD city

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D I S C OV E RY VAC AT I O N

PArIs AT NIGhT

EUROPEAN

Highlights
FROM ThE USA
FROM

LONDON TO PARIS
YOUR TRAVEL VALUE INCLUDES: > Airport transfers in London on day 2 and in Paris on day 9, see page 66 > Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling > Welcome Reception and Dinner (WR) on a canal cruise > 7 Breakfasts including 1 Continental Breakfast (CB) in London and 6 hot Buffet Breakfasts (B); and 3 Dinners including 2 three-course Dinners (D) and a Farewell Dinner (FD) with wine > Host service in London; professional Travel Director while touring > Private luxury motorcoach. On the Continent: air conditioning, reclining seats and an onboard restroom > Sightseeing with a Local Guide: Paris Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guides commentary > Special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges
h I DD E N DELIg h T

1615

LAND ONLY

VA C AT I O N
lEIsurEly

PAC E
lETs GO

DEPARTURES FROM USA & PRICES PER PERSON*


Fridays: Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 $1,615 Dec 7, 14 $1,615 Dec 21 $1,695 Dec 28 $1,730 2013: Jan 4, 11, 18, 25 $1,615 Feb 1, 8, 15, 22 $1,615 Mar 1, 8, 15 $1,615 Mar 22, 29 $1,630 Apr 5 $1,630

REF: WHIL

* Per person prices are land only and based on two people

sharing a room. Your Brendan Specialist will quote you the lowest airfare available from your hometown at the time of booking. Christmas in picturesque lakeside Lucerne. Enjoy a delicious festive meal with all the trimmings surrounded by stunning scenery a truly memorable Christmas in Switzerland; Dec 28, 2012 departure will celebrate New Years Eve in Mannheim. Enjoy a delicious dinner with a glass of sparkling wine to toast your travel companions as you see in the New Year!

Holiday departures Dec 21, 2012 departure will celebrate

Single room supplement: $430 Triple room reduction: N/A Early Payment Discount: 10 months $120; 6 months $80 Second Vacation Discount: up to $87 Young Traveler Discount: $160

- see page 8

> Portfolio of travel documents > Souvenir photo and My Journey booklet YOUR PERSONALLY SELECTED hOTELS
F First Class

FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS, VISIT:

London | Hilton Olympia F Amsterdam | Novotel Amsterdam City F Mannheim | Holiday Inn Mannheim F Lucerne | Astoria F Paris | Renaissance La Defense F

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Operated in conjunction with our sister company

lONDON

30

DAY

1 DEPART fRom T hE USA *

Board your overnight transatlantic flight (cost not included in land only price). Relax after your ight or spend the afternoon exploring this magical capital city.

2 AR R ivE in LonDon, En gLA n D

3 LonDon / Am S T ER DA m , nET hER LAnDS

See the White Cliffs on your approach to Dover, where you board a ferry to Calais. Travel to Amsterdam, one of Europes friendliest cities. See the famous Mint Tower and Dam Square. This evening, meet your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception on a scenic canal cruise with dinner and Welcome Drinks. CB WR

4 Am S T ER DAm / R hinE CRUi SE / hEiDELB ER g / m Ann h Ei m

snow covereD trADitionAl Dutch gAbleD houses, AmsterDAm

Travel via Arnhem to the Rhine Valley. Relax as you cruise along the River Rhine past terraced vineyards and medieval castles to St Goar. Pass the famous Lorelei Rock. In Heidelberg, view the red sandstone castle, which towers above Germanys oldest university town. B D

5 mAnnhEim / SChAffhAUSEn / LUCERnE

England
1

LONDON
DOVER CALAIS

A M S T E R DA M
ARNHEM

Netherlands

Drive into the enchanting Black Forest and stop for a Local Specialty cuckoo clock making demonstration. Visit the dramatic Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen, which is the largest waterfall in Europe. Later arrive in Switzerland with its alpine scenery and enjoy magnicent views across Lake Lucerne. B D Walk across the 14th century Chapel Bridge on your morning orientation. Visit the solemn Lion Monument, commemorating the massacre of Swiss Guards in 1792. The afternoon is at leisure. B

RHINE CRUISE

Germany
BOPPARD ST. GOAR

6 LUCERnE SighTSEEing & AT LEiSURE

PA R I S

MANNHEIM

7 LU C ER nE / B U R g U nDY W i n E R Eg ion /PAR iS

France

BURGUNDY WINE REGION

HEIDELBERG

SCHAFFHAUSEN

See the changing landscape as you travel into France, through Alsace and across the Maginot Line. Continue through the Burgundy country side one of the countrys main wine producing regions, famous for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grape varieties. This evening you may wish to admire the splendid illuminations of Paris. B Your expert Local Guide shows you the sights, including views of Notre Dame Cathedral, the Champs lyses, the Arc de Triomphe and the magnicent Opera House. Ascend to the second level of the Eiffel Tower by elevator and view the city in all its glory. Spend the afternoon as you wish. Celebrate this evening with your fellow travelers at a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant. B fD

Sw i tz e r la n d

LUCERNE

8 PARiS SighTSEEing & AT LEiSURE

Add an extra night & a half-day city tour in London at the beginning of your vacation

Spend one extra night in the British capital and take a sightseeing tour with a Local Guide that reveals the city highlights. Breakfast is included at your hotel. Price Per Person from: Twin $170; single supplement: $70.

9 DEPART PAR iS

Optional Eurostar extension

Say au revoir as you depart Paris. Airport transfers are available to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (conditions apply*). Or why not consider our optional Eurostar extension to London. B

End your trip in style by traveling back from Paris to London by Eurostar Standard Class, station transfers and one nights London hotel accommodation included. For full details, ask your Brendan Specialist. Price Per Person from: from $365 twin.

* AIRPORT TRANSFER: Return transfer from the last hotel will arrive at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport at 8:00 a.m. FREE LONDON RETURN: Guests may return to London by motorcoach at no extra cost. Ask your Brendan Specialist for details.

LoCAL SPECiALTY

LoCAL gUiDE

START CiTY

ovERnighT STAY

EnD CiTY

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R E g I O N A L VAC AT I O N

THE ROCk OF CASHEL, CASHEL, COuNTy TIPPERARy

Jaunt
IRISH
FROM THE USA DUBLIN TO SHANNON
YOUR TRAVEL VALUE INCLUDES: > Airport transfers in Dublin on day 2 and to Shannon or Dublin on day 6; see page 66 > Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling > 4 Breakfasts (B) and 2 Dinners (D) with choice of entre and coffee or tea including a Welcome Dinner with wine (WD) > Services of a professional Irish Driver/ Guide > Private luxury motorcoach with air conditioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom > Sightseeing, special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guides commentary
H I DD E N DELIg H T

FROM

725

LAND ONLY

VA C AT I O N
LEISuRELy

PAC E
LETS GO

DEpARTURES FROM THE USA & pRICES pER pERSON* REF: WRIJ
Saturdays: Nov 3, 10 $725 2013: Mar 9 $725 Fridays: Dec 28 $825 2013: Mar 15 $725

* Per person prices are land only and based on two people
sharing a room. Your Brendan Specialist will quote you the lowest airfare available from your hometown at the time of booking. Day Mar 15, 2013.

Holiday departures New Years Eve Dec 28; St. Patricks Dinner in Killarney will be on Day 4 instead of Day 3,
to celebrate New Years Eve.

CLIFFS OF MOHER

Single room supplement: $175 Triple room reduction: $20 Early payment Discount: 10 months $45; 6 months $30 Young Traveler Discount: $75

- see page 8
FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS, VISIT:

> Portfolio of travel documents > Souvenir group photo


BrendanVacations.com

YOUR pERSONALLY SELECTED HOTELS


SF Superior First Class F First Class

Dublin | The Burlington F Killarney | Killarney Avenue Hotel SF Limerick | Radisson Blu SF

32

KING JOHNS CASTLE IN LIMERICK

DAY

1 DEPART fROm T HE U S A *

Board your overnight transatlantic flight (cost not included in land only price).

2 AR R IVE IN DU b LIN, IR ELA N D

Welcome to Dublin, Irelands lively capital city! At 2 p.m., your voyage of discovery begins on a city tour that brings to life Dublins grand architectural treasures and history stretching back more than 1,000 years. Visit St. Patricks Cathedral, see the Georgian squares, and walk the cobbled courtyards of Trinity College to its library and world treasure, the 8th century Book of Kells. Later, join your Driver/Guide and fellow travelers for a Welcome Dinner with wine. WD

3 DU b LIN / b LAR NEY / KILLA RN EY

Drive across the countryside to see the Rock of Cashel. The limestone rock crowned with secular and religious buildings dominates the landscape for miles around. Travel on to the village of Blarney. Stop at Blarney Woollen Mills to shop and visit 600-year-old Blarney Castle with its magical stone that gives the gift of eloquence for a kiss. Then on to bustling Killarney. The town on the lakes is famous for its lively pubs and friendly people. b D

4 RING Of KERRY ExCURSION

Ir e l a n d
DROMOLAND CASTLE OPTION CLIFFS OF MOHER SHANNON
1

DUBLIN AIRPORT
1

DUBLIN

Travel the road that winds around the beautiful Ring of Kerry. Here mountains, valleys, lakes and sea blend into a landscape that is often breathtaking beyond words. Stopping at Torc Waterfall for photos, there is a chance to join a leisurely guided hike. You will walk along the lakeshore and past the farmlands of the Muckross Estate. For those who do not want to join the hike, the motorcoach will return you to Killarney, where the rest of the day is at leisure. b

CASHEL

NOTE: The hike travels over wooded paths and lakeshore trails. While there are no mountains to climb, walkers need to be fit, have good walking shoes or boots, sunscreen and raingear.
5 KILLAR NEY / C LIffS Of m O H ER / LIm ER IC K

LIMERICK

KILLARNEY
2 RING OF KERRY

Travel north, crossing the Shannon Estuary by ferry. Continue to the majestic Cliffs of Moher rising 700 feet above the pounding Atlantic waves. Next, on to Limerick for a Farewell Irish Coffee at your hotel. Tonight, why not attend an optional Medieval Castle banquet? b

BLARNEY

6 LIm ER IC K / DEPART S HA N N O N

You will be transferred to ShannonAirport where your vacation ends. A transfer to the Crowne Plaza Hotel Dublin Airport is also available, arriving at approximately 4:30 p.m. Extra nights can be booked in Limerick or Dublin. b

HAPENNY BRIDGE, DUBLIN

Spend your last night in a castle!

Why not spend your last night in Ireland (day 5) at a historic and luxurious castle? Dromoland Castle is a Renaissance structure built in the 16th century, and was once the royal seat of the OBrien clan. Set on a 375-acre estate, the Castle retains priceless reminders of a magnificent past with its woodcarvings, stone statuary, handcarved paneling, and antique furnishings. Your stay includes a full Irish breakfast. You will be picked up on day 6 and transferred to Shannon Airport. Price per person: Twin $135; single $275; triple $225.

START CITY

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END CITY

LOCAL SPECIALTY

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Britain
REAL
FROM ThE USA LONDON TO LONDON
YOUR TRAVEL VALUE INCLUDES:
> Airport shuttle transfers in London on days 2 and 9, see page 66 > Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling > Welcome Pub Reception (WR) with a traditional British pub meal and drinks > 7 Breakfasts (B) including 2 Buffet Breakfasts in London and 5 full Breakfasts and; 2 Dinners (D) including a Farewell Youre Personally Invited Dinner (PI) with wine > Host service in London; services of a professional Travel Director > Private luxury motorcoach with air conditioning, reclining seats and an onboard restroom > Sightseeing with a Local Guide: London, Edinburgh Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guides commentary > Special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges
h I DD E N DELIG h T

FROM

1305

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VA C At I o n
leIsurely

PAC e
lets go

DEPARTURES FROM ThE USA & PRICES PER PERSON* REF: WIBT
Mondays: Nov 5, 12, 19, 26 $1,305 Dec 3, 10 $1,305 2013: Jan 7, 21 $1,305 Feb 4 $1,305 Feb 18 $1,325 Mar 4, 11 $1,325 Mar 18, 25 $1,350 Thursdays: Dec 20 $1,390 Dec 27 $1,525

* Per person prices are land only and based on two people
sharing a room. Your Brendan Specialist will quote you the lowest airfare available from your hometown at the time of booking.

Holiday departures Thanksgiving Nov 19;

Christmas Dec 20; New Years Eve (celebrate Hogmanay in Edinburgh) Dec 27. For full details, ask your Brendan Specialist. itineraries will operate in reverse and all inclusions will remain the same.

stonehenge

Please note: For departures on Nov 5, Feb 18 and Mar 4,

- see page 8

Single room supplement: $400 (Dec 27, 12); $340 (other departures) Triple room reduction: N/A Early Payment Discount: 10 months $95; 6 months $65 Second Vacation Discount: up to $76 Young Traveler Discount: $130

> Portfolio of travel documents > Souvenir photo and My Journey booklet

YOUR PERSONALLY SELECTED hOTELS


SF Superior First Class F First Class

London | Hilton Olympia F Bristol | Marriott City Centre SF Lake District | Castle Green F Edinburgh | Holiday Inn F York | Holiday Inn F London | Hilton Olympia F

FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS, VISIT:

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LOCAL GUIDE

ENGLANDS TRANQUIL LAKE DISTRICT

DAY

1 DEPART fROm T HE U S A *

Board your overnight transatlantic flight (cost not included in land only price).

2 AR R IVE IN LONDON, ENGLA N D

Check in at your hotel, then your time is free.

3 LONDON / S ALIS B U RY / STO N EH EN GE / B AT H / B R IS TOL

Head to Salisbury and see the elegant cathedral. Then on to visit Stonehenge. Travel to Bath. Admire the Georgian architecture and visit the Roman Baths. In Bristol, relish a traditional pub meal and drinks at a Welcome Pub Reception with your Travel Director. B WR
4 B R IS TOL / C HES T ER / LA K E D I STRI CT

Head north to Chester to see the Roman Walls. Admire the Tudor architecture and the galleried shops known as the Rows. Then on to the spectacular scenery of the Lake District. B D

5 LAKE DIS T R IC T / G R AS m ERE / GRETNA G R EEN / EDINB U R G H, S COTLA N D

Visit Grasmere to see St. Oswalds Church where the poet William Wordsworth is buried. Then head to the Scottish border and Gretna Green. Continue on to Edinburgh. B
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Discover elegant Edinburgh on a sightseeing tour with your expert Local Guide, seeing the Royal Mile, Holyrood House and Arthurs Seat. Then a guided visit inside the splendid Edinburgh Castle. The balance of the day is free to explore this fascinating city. B

EDINBURGH

JEDBURGH GRETNA GREEN GRASMERE


1
NORTHUMBERLAND NATL PARK NATL PARK

7 EDINB U R G H / jEDB U R G H / YOR K, ENG LAND r

Stop to view the ruins of Jedburgh Abbey near the Scottish border. Then traverse Northumberland National Park on your way to York. See York Minster and the famous Shambles. Tonight, enjoy a memor able Youre Personally Invited Farewell Dinner. B PI
8 YOR K / C OVENT RY / S T R ATfO RD / LONDON

LAKE DISTRICT
1

YO R K

In Coventry, hear the tale of Lady Godiva. Then on to Shakespeares StratforduponAvon to visit his birthplace and see Anne Hathaways cottage. Travel through the scenic countryside of the Cotswolds on the way back to London. B
9 DEPART LONDON

En

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COVENTRY STRATFORD
1

CHESTER

You will be transferred to the airport (conditions apply) where your vacation ends. B

B R I S TO L B R I S TO L

LONDON
STONEHENGE

Add an extra night & a half-day city tour in London at the beginning of your vacation
Spend one extra night in the British capital and take a morning guided sightseeing tour that reveals the highlights of the city. You will join a expert Local Guide for a drive through London, viewing historic monuments, bustling squares and the royal palace. Breakfast is included at your hotel. Price per person from: Twin $170; single supplement $70.

BATH

SALISBURY

START CITY

OVERNIGHT STAY

END CITY

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PONT DU gARD

France
WONDERFUL
FROM THE USA PARIS TO PARIS
YOUR TRAVEL VALUE INCLUDES: > Airport transfers in Paris on days 2 and 10, see page 66 > Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling > Welcome Reception (WR) with light snacks and drinks in Paris > 8 hot Buffet Breakfasts (B); a Youre Personally Invited Provenal Lunch (PI); and 3 Dinners (D) including a Highlight Dinner (HD) with wine and a Farewell Dinner (FD) with wine > Services of a professional Travel Director > Private luxury motorcoach with air conditioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom > Sightseeing with a Local Guide: Paris, Arles Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guides commentary > Special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges H I DD E N DELIg H T - see page 8 > Portfolio of travel documents > Souvenir photo and My Journey booklet

FROM

2099

LAND ONLY

VA C AT I O N
lEIsurEly

PAC E
lETs GO

DEPARTURES FROM THE USA & PRICES PER PERSON* REF: WWOF
Thursdays: Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 $2,099 Dec 6, 13 $2,099 Dec 20 $2,185 Dec 27 $2,199 2013: Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 $2,099 Feb 7, 14, 21, 28 $2,099 Mar 7, 14 $2,099 Mar 21, 28 $2,125

* Per person prices are land only and based on two people
sharing a room. Your Brendan Specialist will quote you the lowest airfare available from your hometown at the time of booking.

Holiday departures Dec 20 departure will celebrate

Christmas in Nice where you will enjoy a festive meal; Dec 27 departure will celebrate New Years Eve in the enchanting Provenal city of Aix-en-Provence where you will enjoy a delicious dinner of local specialties (this will replace dinner in Avignon on Day 4).

BEAUNE

Single room supplement: $600 Triple room reduction: N/A Early Payment Discount: 10 months $165; 6 months $110 Second Vacation Discount: up to $110 Young Traveler Discount: $215

YOUR PERSONALLY SELECTED HOTELS


F First Class

FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS, VISIT:

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Operated in conjunction with our sister company

Paris | Hilton La Defense F Avignon | Mercure Pont dAvignon F Aix-en-Provence | Escale Oceania F Nice | Beau Rivage F Lyon | Novotel Gerland F Paris | Courtyard Marriott Neuilly F

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LOCAL gUIDE

DAY

1 Depart from t he U S a

Board your overnight transatlantic flight (cost not included in land only price). Welcome to Paris, the City of Light! After checking in, there is time to relax. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Reception with your Travel Director. Later, an evening drive shows off highlights of this beautiful city. Wr A sightseeing tour with an expert Local Guide includes an ascent of the Eiffel Tower to the second level, where you have grand views across the city. Next, see the Champs lyses, the Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Concorde and Notre Dame Cathedral on the le de la Cit. The rest of the day is free to explore, shop or perhaps take a trip to the Palace of Versailles. B

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3 par iS S ig ht S eeing & at Lei SUre

4 par iS / t g v t r ain / p ont DU g ar D / avig no n

monte carLoS oLD toWn

Take the speedy TGV Train south, through the vineyards of Burgundy to the Rhne Valley. On arrival in Avignon, an orientation tour includes views of the impressive Palace of the Popes and the ruined bridge straddling the River Rhone, the inspiration for the French song Sur le Pont dAvignon. B D

5 avignon / arLeS / aix-en-provence r

PA R I S

See the Pont du Gard, then on to the village of Les Baux-de-Provence. In Arles, see the Roman amphitheater and Romanesque cathedral, and enjoy a guided walking tour of the city which has so many associations with the great artist Vincent Van Gogh. End the day in elegant Aix-en-Provence, joining your companions for a Youre Personally Invited dinner in a Provenal family restaurant. B pi

6 aix -en-p rovenc e / S t. tro peZ / canneS / nic e

TGV EXPRESS TRAIN

BEAUNE

Drive through the scenic hills to the coast and the glitzy resort of St. Tropez, the playground of the rich and famous. Take a boat trip to neighboring Ste. Maxime, then continue by coach to Cannes. See the Film Festival Center on the Boulevard de la Croisette, and then on to Nice, the capital of the Cte dAzur. Take an orientation drive along Promenade des Anglais, and view Place Massna, the Old Town and the port. This evening, savor a Highlight Dinner of local specialties in one of the citys many bustling restaurants. B hD Relax this morning, with plenty of time to stroll along the Promenade des Anglais and browse in the boutiques. Then take a scenic ride to visit the Principality of Monaco. See the Palace of the ruling Grimaldi family and St. Nicholas Cathedral, where Princess Grace and Prince Rainier were married. B

Fra n c e

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LYO N

8 nic e / roU t e nap oLeon / Lyo n

LES BAUX-DE-PROVENCE

RHNE VALLEY 1

ROUTE NAPOLEON

Follow part of the Route Napoleon, heading inland via Manosque and the Durance Valley to the town of Sisteron. Take the alpine route along the Col de la Croix to Lyon, Frances second largest city. B Journey past the vineyards of Macon to the city of Beaune. Theres time to browse through the shops before departing for Paris. Tonight, relish a Farewell Dinner with newfound friends. B fD You will be transferred to the airport (conditions apply), where your vacation ends. B
1

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NICE

MONACO

A I X - E N - P ROV E N C E

CANNES ST. TROPEZ

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MAgNIFICENT ChAMBORD IN ThE LOIRE VALLEY

France & Barcelona


hIghLIghTS OF
FROM ThE USA
FROM

PARIS TO BARCELONA
YOUR TRAVEL VALUE INCLUDES: > Airport transfers in Paris on day 2 and Barcelona on day 10, see page 66 > Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling > Welcome Reception (WR) with light snacks and drinks in Paris > 8 hot Buffet Breakfasts (B); and 4 Dinners including 2 three-course Dinners (D) with local wine, a Youre Personally Invited Dinner (PI) with wine and a Farewell Dinner (FD) with wine > Services of a professional Travel Director > Private luxury motorcoach with air conditioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom > Sightseeing with a Local Guide: Paris, Lyon, Barcelona Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guides commentary > Special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges
h I DD E N DELIg h T

2025

LAND ONLY

VA C AT I O N
lEIsurEly

PAC E
lETs GO

DEPARTURES FROM ThE USA & PRICES PER PERSON* REF: WFRSA
Thursdays: Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 $2,025 Dec 6, 13 $2,025 Dec 20 $2,099 Dec 27 $2,175 2013: Jan 3, 17, 31 $2,025 Feb 14, 28 $2,025 Mar 7, 14 $2,025 Mar 21, 28 $2,050 Apr 4, 11 $2,050

* Per person prices are land only and based on two people
sharing a room. Your Brendan Specialist will quote you the lowest airfare available from your hometown at the time of booking.

Holiday departures Dec 20 departure will celebrate


Christmas in Nice where you will enjoy a delicious festive meal; Dec 27 departure will celebrate New Years Eve in the city of Lyon where you will enjoy a delicious dinner at a well-known local restaurant; Easter Mar 28.

ChARTRES CAThEDRAL

Single room supplement: $540 Triple room reduction: $40 Early Payment Discount: 10 months $155; 6 months $105 Second Vacation Discount: up to $109 Young Traveler Discount: $205

- see page 8

> Portfolio of travel documents > Souvenir photo and My Journey booklet

YOUR PERSONALLY SELECTED hOTELS


F First Class

FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS, VISIT:

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Operated in conjunction with our sister company

Paris | Courtyard by Marriott Neuilly F Tours | Holiday Inn F Lyon | Novotel Lyon Gerland F Nice | Boscolo Plaza F Barcelona | Tryp Condal Mar F

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LOCAL gUIDE

artSY BarceLona

DAY

1 Depart from t he U S a *

Board your overnight transatlantic flight (cost not included in land only price). Welcome to Paris! Tonight, gather for a Welcome Reception, then take an evening drive to see some of the citys impressive sights. Wr A morning tour, with an expert Local Guide, shows you Notre Dame Cathedral, the Arc de Triomphe and more. Ascend to the second level of the Eiffel Tower, and visit Les Invalides to view Napoleons tomb. Then, the day is free. B

2 ar r ive in par iS, fr ance

3 par iS S iG ht S eeinG & at Lei SUre

4 par iS / Loir e vaLLeY c h teaUx /


toU r S r Visit Chartres Cathedral then on through the Loire Valley to see Chteau Chambord and visit Chenonceau. This evening, savor a Youre Personally Invited Dinner of French cuisine and wine at a local Chateau in Tours. B pi

5 toU r S / B oU r G eS / LYo n

Stop in Bourges then continue to Lyon. A walking tour, with an expert Local Guide through the old city reveals its rich cultural heritage. B D

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CHARTRES CHENONCEAU
LOIRE VALLEY

PA R I S

On a visit to Chteauneuf-du-Pape, enjoy a Local Specialty of the region when you sample fine wines at a Ctes du Rhne wine cellar. In Avignon, see the Papal Palace and famous bridge. Arriving in Nice, take a short tour. B After a free morning, visit Monte Carlo to see the beautiful casino. On to Monaco, where there is time for you to explore. B Cross the foothills of the Pyrnes to Spain and on to Barcelona. B D

7 m ont e car Lo exc U r S io n

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LOIRE VALLEY

CHAMBORD BOURGES

8 nic e / canneS / B ar c eL o na , Spa i n

BURGUNDY WINE REGION

LYO N

9 BarceLona SiGhtSeeinG & at LeiSUre

France

RHNE VALLEY

CHTEAUNEUFDU-PAPE

Take a walking tour through the Gothic quarter, and admire Gaudis Sagrada Familia. The afternoon is free. Tonight, gather for a Farewell Dinner. B fD

10 Depart B ar c eLona

AVIGNON

NICE

You will be transferred to the airport (conditions apply), where your vacation ends. B

MONACO

CANNES

Extend your vacation to Madrid


1 to 9 10 B ar c eLona / m aDr iD 11 m aDr iD at LeiS U r e 12 Depart m aDr iD

REF: WMEX

B A R C E L O NA

Same as Highlights of France & Barcelona.

MADRID

Fly to Madrid. The rest of the day is free. B Enjoy a full free day in the Spanish capital. B

aviGnonS famoUS BriDGe

Spain

You will be transferred to the airport (conditions apply), where your vacation ends. B

Your personally Selected hotel


Madrid | NH Parque de Las Avenidas f

prices per person from: Twin $499; single room supplement $105; triple room reduction $10. Price includes flight Barcelona to Madrid.

Wine taStinG or LocaL Wine With Dinner

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gRANADAS SPECTACULAR ALhAMBRA PALACE

Wonder
SPANISh
FROM ThE USA
FROM

MADRID TO BARCELONA

1685

LAND ONLY

VA C AT I O N
lEIsurEly

PAC E
lETs GO

YOUR TRAVEL VALUE INCLUDES: > Airport transfers in Madrid on day 2 and in Barcelona on day 10, see page 66 > Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling > Welcome Reception (WR) with light snacks and drinks > 8 hot Buffet Breakfasts (B); 3 Dinners including a three-course Dinner (D) with local wine, a Youre Personally Invited Dinner (PI) with local wine and a Farewell Dinner (FD) with wine > Services of a professional Travel Director > Private luxury motorcoach with air conditioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom > Sightseeing with a Local Guide: Madrid, Toledo, Cordoba, Seville, Granada, Barcelona Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guides commentary > Special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges
h I DD E N DELIg h T

DEPARTURES FROM ThE USA & PRICES PER PERSON* REF: WPWO
Fridays: Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 $1,685 Dec 7, 14 $1,685 Dec 21 $1,825 Dec 28 $1,825 2013: Jan 4, 11, 18, 25 $1,685 Feb 1, 8, 15, 22 $1,685 Mar 1, 8 $1,725 Mar 15 $1,750 Mar 22 $1,850 Mar 29 $1,750

* Per person prices are land only and based on two people
sharing a room. Your Brendan Specialist will quote you the lowest airfare available from your hometown at the time of booking.

Holiday departures Thanksgiving Nov 16; Christmas


Dec 21; New Years Eve Dec 28; Easter Mar 29. For full details, ask your Brendan Specialist.

PLAzA DE ESPAA, SEVILLE

Family Experiences In addition to our regular departures


on these dates, we will also operate Family Experiences on Dec 14, 21, 28 and Jan 4. These departures will include a Spanish style barbecue and Flamenco dancing lesson in Seville and a paella making lesson in Valencia. On these departures quad rooms are available for families with young children. Reduction per person in quad room is $170. Check with your Brendan Specialist for family discounts available for other room types. Package price supplement per person $60 (Dec 14), $35 (Dec 21), $25 (Dec 28), $60 (Jan 4).

- see page 8

> Portfolio of travel documents > Souvenir photo and My Journey booklet

Single room supplement: $380

YOUR PERSONALLY SELECTED hOTELS


F First Class

Triple room reduction: $10 Early Payment Discount: 10 months $125; 6 months $85 Second Vacation Discount: up to $93 Young Traveler Discount: $170
FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS, VISIT:

Madrid | Ayre Grand Hotel Colon F or NH Eurobuilding F Seville | Tryp Macarena F Granada | Alhamar F Valencia | Abba Acteon Plaza F or Novotel Palacio De Congresos F Barcelona | U232 Hotel F or Husa Illa F

BrendanVacations.com
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40 40

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LOCAL gUIDE

u UNIqUE INSIghTS

toleDo DateS Back to 192 B.c.

DAY

1 Depart from t he U S a *

Board your overnight transatlantic flight (cost not included in land only price). Welcome to Madrid! This evening, meet your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and see city highlights on an evening drive. Wr

2 ar r ive in m aDr iD, S pa i n

3 toleDo exc U r S ion & m aDr iD S ig ht S eeing

Your expert Local Guide takes you on a walking tour of Toledo. Visit the Synagogue and the Church of Santo Tom. Then return to Madrid where your sightseeing tour along the wide, tree-lined avenues shows you the Cervantes Memorial in the Plaza de Espaa. Then walk across the Puerta del Sol to see the Plaza Mayor. B Travel via Puerto Lapice of Don Quixote fame, to Cordoba where you visit the Mosque of the Caliphs and learn of the Moorish history from your expert Local Guide. On to Seville. Tonight, you might want to watch a fiery flamenco show. B

4 m aDr iD / c or DoB a / S e v i lle

5 S eville S ig ht S eeing & at leiS U r e r

A sightseeing tour with an expert Local Guide, takes you through the tree-lined streets of Seville to see La Giralda, the famous bell tower and weather vane, the fountains of the Maria Luisa Park and Christopher Columbus tomb in the cathedral. Next, walk through the Jewish quarter. Tonight, experience a unique Youre Personally Invited Dinner at an authentic local ranch with delicious local wine. B pi
6 S eville / g r a naDa

S p a i n
B A R C E L O NA
2

A scenic drive takes you to Granada. Visit the Alhambra Palace with an expert Local Guide. This magnificent example of Moorish architecture encompasses the exotic water gardens of the Generalife and the royal summer residence. B

7 g r anaDa / g UaDix / valen ci a

M AD R I D
TOLEDO

PEISCOLA

Arrive at the Troglodyte dwellings of Guadix. There is time to take pictures before continuing to Valencia, renowned for its orange groves, where an orientation tour shows you the Bull Ring, the great Cathedral and the Towers of Serrano and Cuarte. B D Discover the beautiful coastline as you travel to Peiscola. Then on to Barcelona. A sightseeing tour, with an expert Local Guide, highlights the fantasies of Gaudi, the Ramblas, and the Plaza Catalunya. Then walk through the Gothic quarter with its magnificent Cathedral. B This morning, get a Unique Insight visit to Camp Nou FC Barcelonas football stadium and largest in Europe. Visit the museum and stadium. Then enjoy some free time to explore this fascinating city. This evening, join your Travel Director for a special Farewell Dinner with wine. B fD You will be transferred to the airport (conditions apply), where your vacation ends. B

8 valencia / peiScola / Barcelona

VA L E N C I A
CORDOBA

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

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HIgHLIgHTS OF

Spain & Portugal


FROM THE USA
FROM

MADRID TO MADRID
YOUR TRAVEL VALUE INCLUDES:
> Airport transfers in Madrid on days 2 and 14, see page 66 > Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling > Welcome Reception (WR) with light snacks and drinks > 12 hot Buffet Breakfasts (B); and 5 Dinners including 2 three-course Dinners (D) with local wine, a Highlight Dinner (HD) with wine, a Youre Personally Invited Dinner (PI) with local wine and a Farewell Dinner (FD) with wine > Services of a professional Travel Director > Private luxury motorcoach with air conditioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom > Sightseeing with a Local Guide: Toledo, Cordoba, Granada, Seville, Lisbon, Madrid Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guides commentary > Special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges H I DD E N DELIg H T - see page 8 > Portfolio of travel documents > Souvenir photo and My Journey booklet

2035

THE gREAT MOSqUE IN CORDOBA WAS ORIgINALLY BUILT IN 784 A.D.

LAND ONLY

VA C AT I O N
lEIsurEly

PAC E
lETs GO

DEPARTURES FROM THE USA & PRICES PER PERSON* REF: WHIG
Saturdays: Oct 27 $2,035 Nov 3, 17 $2,035 Dec 1 $2,035 Dec 15 $2,175 Dec 22 $2,225 2013: Jan 5, 19 $2,035 Feb 2, 16 $2,035 Mar 2, 9, 16 $2,035 Mar 23 $2,150 Mar 30 $2,050 Apr 6 $2,050 Apr 13 $2,175

* Per person prices are land only and based on two people
sharing a room. Your Brendan Specialist will quote you the lowest airfare available from your hometown at the time of booking. Dec 15, 22; New Years Eve Dec 22; Easter Mar 23, 30. For full details, ask your Brendan Specialist.

Holiday departures Thanksgiving Nov 17; Christmas

THE qUAINT STREETS OF LISBON

Single room supplement: $520 Triple room reduction: $30 Early Payment Discount: 10 months $155; 6 months $105 Second Vacation Discount: up to $111 Young Traveler Discount: $205 Madrid is one of my favorite cities! The architecture is wonderful, and so is the food. A visit to the Prado Museum is a must. The paintings by Goya, Velzquez, El Greco and so many other great artists are incredible.

YOUR PERSONALLY SELECTED HOTELS


F First Class

Madrid | Ayre Gran Colon F Cordoba | Ayre Cordoba F Granada | Carmen F Costa del Sol | Melia Costa del Sol F Seville| Tryp Macarena F Lisbon| Olissippo Marqus de S F Salamanca| Gran Corona Sol F Madrid| Ayre Gran Colon F

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Operated in conjunction with our sister company

Nick Mazzeo Reservations Agent, Guided Vacations Brendan Vacations

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LOCAL gUIDE

DAY

1 Depart from t he U S a *

Board your overnight transatlantic flight (cost not included in land only price). Welcome to Madrid! The day is free. Tonight, join your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and an evening drive through the city. Wr Travel to Toledo. Here, a tour with a Local Guide includes visits to the ancient synagogue and the Church of Santo Tom. Then on to Roman-founded Cordoba. b D On a city tour with your expert Local Guide, visit the Cathedral-Mosque of Cordoba and view the mudejarstyle synagogue. Then drive to hilltop Granada. b

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3 m aDr iD / toleDo / C or D o ba

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Accompanied by your expert Local Guide, visit the exquisite Alhambra Palace, former residence of the Moorish kings. Then on to Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol. b A full day to relax and enjoy the beautiful Costa del Sol. b

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Cross to the Rock of Gibraltar with time for duty-free shopping. Back on the Spanish mainland, journey to Seville. Tonight, enjoy a Youre Personally Invited Andalusian Dinner in an authentic olive oil mill with delicious local wine. b pi
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S eville

S A L A M A N CA
1 2

M AD R I D

On a morning tour with your expert Local Guide, see the Giralda Bell Tower and Maria Luisa Park, then visit the cathedral housing Christopher Columbus tomb. The rest of the day is free. b Journey through the scenic Spanish countryside and cross the border into Portugal. Continue to Lisbon. Enjoy a Highlight Dinner with your traveling companions this evening. b hD

TOLEDO

9 S eville / liS b on

LISBON
1

LA MANCHA

CORDOBA
1

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SEVILLE

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See the Monument to the Discoveries, the suspension bridge across the Tagus and the Belem Tower on a morning sightseeing tour with your expert Local Guide. Then, your time is your own. b Stop to visit the Shrine at Fatima. Then travel across the border back into Spain and on to Salamanca. b D

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GIBRALTAR
the roCk of Gibraltar

C O S TA D E L S O L

12 S alam anCa / m aDr iD

Cross the Castilian plateau on your way back to Madrid. The rest of the day is free. b Visit the Prado Museum. On to see the Royal Palace, Puerta del Sol and the Cervantes Memorial. The rest of the day is free. Tonight, gather for a Farewell Dinner. b fD Included transfer to the airport (conditions apply), where your vacation ends. b
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The visit to Gibraltar is subject to Gibraltarian and Spanish visa requirements. Check visa requirements with your Travel Agent or local consulate(s). Responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

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AVILAS MEDIEVAL CITY WALLS

Spain, Morocco & Portugal


FROM ThE USA
FROM

MADRID TO MADRID
YOUR TRAVEL VALUE INCLUDES:
> Airport transfers in Madrid on days 2 and 17, see page 66 > Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling > Welcome Reception (WR) with light snacks and drinks > 15 hot Buffet Breakfasts (B); and 8 Dinners including 3 three-course Dinners (D), 3 three-course Dinners (D) with local wine, a Youre Personally Invited Dinner (PI) and a Farewell Dinner (FD) with wine > Services of a professional Travel Director > Private luxury motorcoach with air conditioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom > Sightseeing with a Local Guide: Toledo, Granada, Fez, Marrakesh, Casablanca, Rabat, Tangier, Seville, Lisbon, Madrid Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guides commentary > Special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges h I DD E N DELIg h T - see page 8 > Portfolio of travel documents > Souvenir photo and My Journey booklet

2535

VA C AT I O N
lEIsurEly

PAC E
lETs GO

LAND ONLY

DEPARTURES FROM ThE USA & PRICES PER PERSON* REF: WSMP
Fridays: Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 $2,535 Dec 7 $2,535 Dec 14 $2,635 Dec 21 $2,825 Dec 28 $2,785 2013: Jan 4, 11, 18, 25 $2,535 Feb 1, 8, 15, 22 $2,535 Mar 1 $2,550 Mar 8, 15 $2,599 Mar 22, 29 $2,625 Apr 5 $2,725 Apr 12 $2,625

* Per person prices are land only and based on two people
sharing a room. Your Brendan Specialist will quote you the lowest airfare available from your hometown at the time of booking. Dec 14, 21; New Years Eve Dec 28; Easter Mar 22, 29. For full details, ask your Brendan Specialist.

Holiday departures Thanksgiving Nov 9, 16; Christmas

Single room supplement: $690 (Dec 21Dec 28, 12 and Mar 1-Apr 12, 13); $640 (other departures) Triple room reduction: $60 Early Payment Discount: 10 months $190; 6 months $125 Second Vacation Discount: up to $141 Young Traveler Discount: $255

YOUR PERSONALLY SELECTED hOTELS


SF Superior First Class F First Class

Madrid | Ayre Gran Colon F Granada | Alhamar F Costa del Sol | Melia Costa del Sol F Fez | Royal Mirage F Marrakesh | Meridien NFis SF Rabat | Golden Tulip F Seville| Tryp Macarena F Lisbon| Olissippo Marqus de S F Salamanca| Gran Corona Sol F

FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS, VISIT:

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BELEM TOWER, LISBON

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WINE TASTINg OR LOCAL WINE WITh DINNER

haSSan ii moSqUe, CaSaBlanCa

Reception. Later enjoy an orientation drive of the city. Wr


3 maDr iD S ig ht S eeing

9 marraKeSh SightSeeing & at leiSUre

Your expert Local Guide shows you the sights of Madrid including the Cibeles fountain, the Gran Via, Paseo de la Castellana and Puerta del Sol. Stop at Plaza de Espaa to admire the monu ment to Cervantes. The rest of the day is free. B Travel to Toledo, the capital of Castile. Your expert Local Guide will take you for a fascinating sightseeing tour of this enlightening city. Visit the Synagogue and the Church of Santo Tom, featuring a masterpiece by El Greco. Next, drive through Andalusia to hilltop Granada. B D Discover the expansive Alhambra Palace, former residence of Moorish kings, with your expert Local Guide who gives you a compre hensive insight into its history. B Travel along the Mediterranean coast to Tarifa cross to North Africa by ferry. A memorable drive past the Rif Mountains brings you to the Imperial city of Fez. B D

Explore the Bahia Palace during your walking tour with an expert Local Guide. See Djemaa el Fna Square in the old quarter, with its palm readers, acrobats, camels and snake charmers. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore. B D

4 maDr iD / toleDo / g r anaDa

10 m ar r aKeS h / CaS a Bla n Ca / r aB at

5 granaDa / CoSta Del Sol

Perhaps most famous for the lm bearing its name, Casablanca is Moroccos largest city as well as a major port. View the Hassan II Mosque on a tour with a Local Guide. See the maze of twisted streets around the Casbah. Continue to the capital city Rabat, where you see the Mausoleum, Mosque and Royal Palace. B D See Cape Spartel on your cruise across the Straits of Gibraltar to the Spanish mainland. Drive through the vineyards of Jerez, the world capital of sherry. Tonight you might like to experience a amenco show! B D

11 raBat / Seville, Spain

6 CoSta Del S ol / fez, m oroC C o

DAY

12 Seville SightSeeing & at leiSUre r

1 De part fro m th e U Sa *

Board your overnight transatlantic flight (cost not included in land only price). Welcome to Madrid! The day is free. Tonight, join your Travel Director for a Welcome

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2 ar r i v e i n m aD r i D, Spain

Visit the fascinating Medina of Fez, including the fortications and Royal Palace during your morning tour with an expert Local Guide. This afternoon, see the sights of your choice or consider an excursion to the imperial city of Meknes. Soak up the unique atmosphere of this exotic city when you haggle for souvenirs at the bazaar! B
8 fez / marraKeSh

During your sightseeing tour with an expert Local Guide, see the Giralda Tower, admire the tiled fountains, pavilions and ponds in the Maria Luisa Park, and see Christopher Columbus ornate tomb on your visit inside the cathedral. Then enjoy a walk through the Jewish Quarter. Tonight enjoy a memorable Youre Personally Invited dinner at an olive oil mill. B pi Your panoramic journey continues through the province of Huelva, famous for Jabugo ham and the Rio Tinto copper mines, and past the castle at Aracena. Crossing the border into the Alentejo region of Portugal, renowned for its cork oaks, you arrive in Lisbon. B

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Por t ugal
FATIMA
2

Travel through the foothills of the Atlas Mountains to Marrakesh. Africas most popular year round sun resort. B

S A L A M A N CA
AVILA
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M AD R I D

TOLEDO

LISBON SEVILLE
ATLANTIC OCEAN 2 1 1

Spain
G R A NADA

With your expert Local Guide, visit the Hieronymite Monastery, one of Lisbons most prominent monuments, where Vasco da Gama spent the night in prayer before sailing for India in 1497. See the great explorers tomb and admire the views of the Belem Tower. Spend the rest of the day as you please. B

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TARIFA

C O S TA D E L S O L
MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Leaving Lisbon, drive north through the pic turesque Serra dAire Mountains to the Shrine at Fatima, scene of celebrated religious miracles. Crossing into Spain, see the Plaza Mayor when you arrive in the beautiful city of Salamanca. B D

16 S alam anCa / avila / m aD ri D

RABAT

FEZ

View the fortied city of Avila, birthplace of St. Theresa. Enjoy views of the Sierra de Guadar rama on your way to Madrid. On arrival in Madrid, enjoy free time exploring the city or last minute souvenir shopping. Join your companions and Travel Director this evening for a Farewell Dinner with wine. B fD Included transfer to the airport (conditions apply), where your vacation ends. B

CASABLANCA
2

17 Depart m aDr iD

Morocco MARRAKESH

loCal gUiDe

Start CitY

overnight StaY

IMPORTANT VISA INFORMATION: Visas may be required for this trip, please speak with your Travel Agent at time of booking to assess your specic requirements.
enD CitY

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BEST OF

Morocco
FROM ThE USA MARRAkESh TO MARRAkESh
YOUR TRAVEL VALUE INCLUDES: > Airport transfers in Marrakesh on days 2 and 10, see page 66 > Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling > Welcome Reception (WR) with light snacks and drinks > 8 Buffet Breakfasts (B); 2 Lunches (L); and 4 Dinners including 2 three-course Dinners (D), a Youre Personally Invited Dinner (PI) with wine and a Farewell Dinner (FD) with wine > Services of a professional Travel Director > Private luxury motorcoach with air conditioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom > Sightseeing with a Local Guide: Fez, Marrakesh Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guides commentary > Special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges h I DD E N D ELIg h T - see page 8 > Portfolio of travel documents > Souvenir photo and My Journey booklet

FROM

1465

LAND ONLY

VA C AT I O N
lEIsurEly

PAC E
lETs GO

DEPARTURES FROM USA & PRICES PER PERSON*


Thursdays: Nov 8, 15 $1,499 Dec 6, 20 $1,499 Dec 27 $1,650 2013: Jan 3 $1,499 Jan 17, 31 $1,465 Feb 14 $1,465 Feb 28 $1,485 Mar 14, 28 $1,550

REF: WORB

* Per person prices are land only and based on two people
sharing a room. Your Brendan Specialist will quote you the lowest airfare available from your hometown at the time of booking. Dec 20; New Years Eve Dec 27; Easter Mar 28. For full details, ask your Brendan Specialist.

Holiday departures Thanksgiving Nov 15; Christmas

Single room supplement: $340 (Jan 17Feb 14, 13); $390 (other departures) Triple room reduction: $30 Early Payment Discount: 10 months $115; 6 months $75 Second Vacation Discount: up to $83 Young Traveler Discount: $150
IMPORTANT VISA INFORMATION: Visas may be required for this Guided Vacation. Check visa requirements with your Travel Agent or local consulate(s). Responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

YOUR PERSONALLY SELECTED hOTELS


SF Superior First Class

Marrakesh | Le Meridien NFis SF Casablanca | Sheraton SF Fez | Royal Mirage SF Erfoud | Kasbah Hotel Chergui SF Ouarzazate | La Berbere Palace SF

FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS, VISIT:

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ShOP FOR AROMATIC SPICES AT ThE DJEMMA EL FNA MARkE T IN MARRAkESh

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the beAutiful brAss Doors of the roYAl pAlAce in fez

DAY

1 DEPART fRom T hE U S A

Board your overnight transatlantic ight (cost not included in land only price) to Marrakesh.

2 AR R ivE in m AR R AKES h, m o Ro CCo

Welcome to the Kingdom of Morocco! After check-in, relax or explore this vibrant city. Tonight, meet with your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception. WR

3 m AR R AKES h S ig hT S EEi n g & AT lEiS U R E

Admire the citys landmarks during your sightseeing tour with an expert Local Guide including the Bahia Palace and Djemaa el Fna Square, which is full of palm readers, snake charmers and endless market stalls. Spend free time afterwards haggling for wonderful souvenirs and bargains in the bazaar! B

4 m AR R AKES h / S ET TAT / CASA BlA n CA

You have free time this morning in Marrakesh to relax or shop. Head north to Casablanca via Settat, which stands 1,214 feet above sea level on a plateau surrounded by foothills. In Casablanca, see the sights during your orientation including the magnicent Hassan II Mosque. B

5 CAS AB lAnCA / R AB AT / m EK n ES / fEZ

MEDITERRANEAN SEA ATLANTIC OCEAN

RABAT MEKNES

FEZ
ATLAS MOUNTAINS

Along the coast in Rabat, your Travel Director gives a fascinating account of Moroccos history. Your orientation tour of the city includes the grand 17th century palace which is now a museum, and the 12th century mosque. In the imperial city of Meknes, see Bab elMansour before arriving in Fez, the countrys oldest imperial city. B Your expert Local Guide takes you on a morning sightseeing tour of Fez, the former capital of Morocco. Explore the mdina, one of the largest thriving medieval centers in the world. See the Royal Palace and the fascinating dye-pits and tanneries. The rest of the day is free. This evening, enjoy a Youre Personally Invited experience of Moroccan specialties! B Pi Follow the old caravan trail south. Stop for lunch in Midelt. Continue along the palm-fringed Ziz Gorge, famous for date cultivation, to the Talalt Oasis on the edge of the Sahara Desert. Your day ends in Erfoud. B l D

6 fEZ S ig hT S EEing

CASABLANCA

Morocco
MARRAKESH
2 1

ZIZ GORGE

7 fEZ / ER foU D

TINGHIR
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AIT BENHADDOU

O UA R Z A Z AT E
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8 ER foU D / T ing hiR / oUA RZA ZATE

Travel west to Tinghir, which stands at the center of one of the most beautiful oases of southern Morocco. Continue through part of the Todra Gorge and cut through the mountains. Follow the route of a thousand Kasbahs to Ouarzazate, the setting for a number of famous movies including Lawrence of Arabia, Cleopatra and Gladiator. B l D

9 oUAR ZAZAT E / AiT B Enh AD D o U / m AR R AKES h

See the sights during your orientation tour of Ouarzazate. Visit At Benhaddou in the High Atlas Mountains. Continue through the Tizin-Tichka Pass to Marrakesh. Like many other former imperial cities in Morocco, Marrakesh is comprised of an old fortied city the mdina and an adjacent modern city. Marrakesh is home to Moroccos largest traditional market (souk) where you might like to do some last minute shopping. Celebrate this evening at a traditional Moroccan Farewell Dinner. B fD You will be transferred to the airport (conditions apply), where your vacation ends. B
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rOmEs COlOssEum

All departures

gUARANTEED!

ITALIAN

FROM ThE USA

VENICE TO ROME

Trio

FROM

1799

LAND ONLY

VA C AT I O N
lEIsurEly

PAC E
lETs GO

YOUR TRAVEL VALUE INCLUDES: > Airport transfers in Venice on day 2 and Rome on day 9, see page 66 > Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling > 7 hot Breakfasts (B); 1 Lunch (L); and 4 Dinners (D) including a Welcome Dinner (WD) with wine and a Farewell Dinner (FD) with wine > Services of a professional Travel Director > Private luxury motorcoach with reclining seats, air conditioning and onboard restroom > Sightseeing with a Local Guide: Venice, Pisa, Florence, Rome Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guides commentary > Special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges
h I DD E N DELIg h T

DEPARTURES FROM USA & PRICES PER PERSON*


Saturdays: Nov 3 $1,899 Nov 10 $1,799 Dec 22 $1,899 Dec 29 $2,189 2013: Feb 16 $1,699 Mar 9, 23 $1,799

REF: WK100

* Per person prices are land only and based on two people
sharing a room. Your Brendan Specialist will quote you the lowest airfare available from your hometown at the time of booking.

Holiday departures Dec 22 departure will celebrate

Christmas in Florence where you will enjoy a special dinner; Dec 29 departure will celebrate New Years Eve in Venice where you will enjoy a special dinner on Dec 31.

Single Room Supplement: $698 Triple Room Reduction: $45 Early Payment Discount: 10 months $135; 6 months $90 Second Vacation Discount: up to $90 Young Traveler Discount: $180

PIsAs fAmOus TOwEr

- see page 8

> Portfolio of travel documents

YOUR PERSONALLY SELECTED hOTELS


SF Superior First Class F First Class

FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS, VISIT:

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Operated by

Venice | Carlton on the Grand Canal F Florence | Croce Di Malta F Rome | BW Hotel Universo F

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DAY

1 DEPART fROm T HE U SA

Board your overnight transatlantic flight (cost not included in land only price). Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free. Tonight, join your Travel Director for a Welcome Dinner. WD

2 AR R IVE IN VENIC E, ITA LY

3 VENIC E S IG HT S EEIN G & AT LEIS U R E

See the highlights of Venice on a walking tour. Start in grand St. Marks Square. Visit St. Marks Basilica and the Doges Palace, and view the Bell Tower and Bridge of Sighs. Next, visit a glassblowing factory where you will see a demonstration of traditional Venetian glassblowing. The balance of the day is at leisure to enjoy Venice at your own pace. B Drive to historic Ferrara on the banks of the Po River and surrounded by ancient walls, built in the 15th century. After an orientation tour, continue to Pisa. View the famous Leaning Tower in the Piazza del Miracoli. Then on to the splendid city of Florence. B D

4 VENICE / PISA / fLORENCE


tAke A gonDolA riDe During Your free time in Venice

5 fLOR ENC E S IG HT S EE I N G & AT LEIS U R E

VENICE
2

I t a

FERRARA

A morning city tour begins at the Piazza del Duomo to see the Cathedral, Giottos Bell Tower, and the Baptistery with the bronze Gates of Paradise. Then, visit the Academy of Fine Arts, where Michelangelos David is displayed. Your tour ends at the Piazzale Michelangelo. The rest of the day is at leisure to savor the Renaissance splendor of the Tuscan capital your own way. Maybe see more of the glorious historic center, browse through the shops on the Ponte Vecchio or stop at a gelateria and enjoy some delicious gelato. B Travel to Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis, where a walking tour visits the Basilica of St. Francis. Then continue to Rome, Italys timeless capital. B D A full day sightseeing tour shows you all the highlights of the Eternal City. Visit the Vatican Museums with the unequaled Sistine Chapel and St. Peters Basilica. Then continue on to visit the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and ancient Palatine Hill overlooking the Circus Maximus and the Imperial Palace. Your evening is at leisure. B L A full day free in spectacular Rome. Tonight, a Farewell Dinner is a perfect way to celebrate your Italian vacation. B fD
9 DEPART ROmE

PISA

6 fLOR ENC E / AS S IS I / RO m E

FLORENCE

ASSISI

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RO M E

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8 ROm E AT LEIS U R E

You will be transferred to Romes Fiumicino Airport, where your vacation ends. B

WINE TASTING OR LOCAL WINE WITH DINNER LOCAL SPECIALTY

START CITY

OVERNIGHT STAY

END CITY

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ThE PONTE VECChIO IN flOrENCE sPANs ThE ArNO rIVEr

Discovery
italian
FROM thE USa
FROM

ROME tO ROME
YOUR tRaVEl ValUE inClUDES: > Airport transfers in Rome on days 2 and 11, see page 66 > Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling > Welcome Reception (WR) with light snacks and drinks > 9 hot Buffet Breakfasts (B); and 4 Dinners including 2 three-course Dinners with local wine (D), a Youre Personally Invited Dinner (Pi) with wine and a Farewell Dinner (FD) with wine > Services of a professional Travel Director > Private luxury motorcoach with air conditioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom > Sightseeing with a Local Guide: Rome, Florence, Milan, Bologna, Assisi Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guides commentary > Special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges
h i DD E n DElig h t

1999

lanD OnlY

VA C AT I O N
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PAC E
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DEPaRtURES FROM USa & PRiCES PER PERSOn*


thursdays: Oct 25 $2,125 Nov 1, 8, 15, 22 $1,999 Nov 29 $2,025 Dec 6, 13 $1,999 Dec 20 $2,150 Dec 27 $2,250 2013: Jan 3, 17 $1,999 Jan 31 $2,125 Feb 14, 28 $1,999 Mar 7, 14 $1,999 Mar 21 $2,050 Mar 28 $2,150 Apr 4 $2,199 Apr 11 $2,150

REF: WTDI

* Per person prices are land only and based on two people
sharing a room. Your Brendan Specialist will quote you the lowest airfare available from your hometown at the time of booking. Dec 20; New Years Eve Dec 27, Easter Mar 28. For full details, ask your Brendan Specialist.

Holiday departures Thanksgiving Nov 15; Christmas

- see page 8

> Portfolio of travel documents > Souvenir photo and My Journey booklet YOUR PERSOnallY SElECtED hOtElS
F First Class

Single room supplement: $570 (Oct 25, 12Jan 31, 13 and Mar 28-Apr 11, 13); $420 (other departures) triple room reduction: $50 Early Payment Discount: 10 months $155; 6 months $105 Second Vacation Discount: up to $113 Young traveler Discount: $205

Rome | Ateneo Garden Palace F Florence | Croce di Malta F Turin | Mercure Crystal Palace F Milan | Ata Hotel Quark F or NH Milano Touring F Venice | Al Sole F Bologna | Mercure Bologna Centro F Rome | Cicerone F

FOR aDDitiOnal DEtailS, ViSit:

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YOURE PERSOnallY inVitED

lOCal gUiDE

DAY

1 DEPART fRom T hE U S A

Board your overnight transatlantic flight (cost not included in land only price). Welcome to Rome! Theres time to relax or perhaps take a stroll. Join your Travel Director and fellow travelers later for a Welcome Reception. Then, on an evening orientation drive, view the St. Peters Basilica. WR Make a highlight visit with your expert Local Guide to the Sistine Chapel, where you can gaze in awe at Michelangelos painted ceiling. Next, visit St. Peters Basilica. Then cross the Tiber to ancient Rome to see the Forum and Circus Maximus, and visit the Colosseum. After, your time is free to explore further, shop or relax in a typical trattoria. B Drive to Renaissance Florence. Enjoy the view from Piazzale Michelangelo before a guided walking tour with your expert Local Guide. See the Piazza Signoria, the Duomo, the Baptistery with its famous bronze doors, and the ancient Ponte Vecchio, bridging the Arno River. There is time at leisure before a Youre Personally Invited specialty Tuscan dinner with wine in a spectacular setting overlooking the Chianti Hills. B Pi

2 AR R ivE in Rom E, iTAly

3 Rom E S ig hT S EEing & AT lEi SURE

4 Rom E / floR Enc E

Dont forget to toss A coin in the trevi fountAin to ensure Your return to rome

LAKE MAGGIORE
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MILAN
PAVIA

VERONA

VENICE

TURIN

Stop in Pisa with its famous Leaning Tower. Then continue past the marble quarries of Carrara and the resorts of Portofino, Rapallo and Genoa. On to Turin where an orientation tour includes views of the Antonelliana building and the Piazza San Carlo. B Travel to Milan. On a guided tour with your expert Local Guide, take in views of the Galleria, the Gothic Cathedral, and the renowned opera house, La Scala. B D

FERRARA
1

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B O L O G NA

PISA

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FLORENCE
TUSCANY

Visit the Cistercian Abbey of Pavia. Continue to Verona to see Juliets balcony and the 2,000-year-old Roman arena, still in use today. Then on to magical Venice. B D Cruise by private motor launch to St. Marks Square, seeing the Doges Palace and Basilica en route. On to a glassblowing workshop to witness a Local Specialty demonstration of this ancient art. The rest of the day is free. B

8 vEnic E S ig hT S EEing & AT lEi SURE

ASSISI

9 vEnic E / fER R AR A / B olo gnA

RO M E

Visit Ferrara, an important Renaissance city. Later, in Bologna, a tour with a Local Guide includes views of Neptunes Fountain, the Kissing Towers and Piazza Maggiore. B
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I t a l y

Travel over the forested Apennine Mountains to Assisi for a walking tour with your expert Local Guide. Visit the magnificent Basilica and see the tomb of St. Francis and the Church of St. Mary of the Angels. Return to Rome. Tonight, relish a festive Farewell Dinner with new friends. B fD
11 DEPART Ro m E

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REAL

FROM THE USA

ROME TO ROME

Italy

FROM

2065

LAND ONLY

VA C AT I O N
lEIsurEly

PAC E
lETs GO

YOUR TRAVEL VALUE INCLUDES: > Airport transfers in Rome on days 2 and 11, see page 66 > Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling > Welcome Reception (WR) with light snacks and drinks > 9 hot Buffet Breakfasts (B); and 5 Dinners including 2 three-course Dinners (D) with local wine, a Highlight Dinner (HD), a Youre Personally Invited Dinner (PI) and a Farewell Dinner (FD) with wine > Services of a professionalTravel Director > Private luxury motorcoach with air conditioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom > Sightseeing with a Local Guide: Rome, Florence, Isle of Capri, Pompeii Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guides commentary > Special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges H I DD E N DELIg H T - see page 8 > Portfolio of travel documents > Souvenir photo and My Journey booklet

DEPARTURES FROM USA & PRICES PER PERSON*


Fridays: Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 $2,065 Dec 7 $2,065 Dec 28 $2,250 2013: Jan 4, 11, 25 $2,065 Feb 8, 22 $2,065 Mar 1, 8, 15 $2,065 Mar 22 $2,099 Mar 29 $2,135 Apr 5 $2,135 Thursdays: Dec 13 $2,065 Dec 20 $2,165

REF: WITMA

* Per person prices are land only and based on two people
sharing a room. Your Brendan Specialist will quote you the lowest airfare available from your hometown at the time of booking. Eve Dec 28; Easter Mar 22, 29. For full details, ask your Brendan Specialist.

Holiday departures Thanksgiving Nov 16; New Years

Single room supplement: $460 Triple room reduction: $40 Early Payment Discount: 10 months $160; 6 months $105 Second Vacation Discount: up to $113 Young Traveler Discount: $210

YOUR PERSONALLY SELECTED HOTELS


F First Class

FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS, VISIT:

Rome | Aran Mantegna F Venice | Laguna Palace F Florence | Croce di Malta F or Grand Hotel Mediterraneo F Sorrento | Johanna Park F Rome | Executive Style F

BrendanVacations.com
Operated in conjunction with our sister company

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52

LOCAL SPECIALTY

YOURE PERSONALLY INVITED

LOCAL gUIDE

The ceiling of sT peTers . bAsilicA, vATicAn ciTY

DAY

1 DEPART fRom T hE U S A *

Board your overnight transatlantic flight (cost not included in land only price). Welcome to Rome! Join your Travel Director this evening for a Welcome Reception. WR

2 AR R ivE in Rom E, iTAly

3 Rom E S ig hT S EEing & AT lEi SURE

Visit St. Peters Square and the Basilica. Then cross the River Tiber and see the Circus Maximus, where the chariot races were held. Finally visit the Colosseum. With a free afternoon, perhaps explore the ancient Catacombs, shop in the boutiques along Via Condotti or relax with a coffee in a caf. B Take a guided tour of Michelangelos Sistine Chapel, then travel past the medieval hilltop towns of Orte and Orvieto, before reaching the region of Tuscany. See the Chianti vineyards and the extensive olive groves. Cross through the Apennine Hills and the flat plains of the Veneto region to Venice. B D Take a canal cruise to St. Marks Square and see the Byzantine Basilica, the Bridge of Sighs and the Doges Palace before a glassblowing demonstration at a Murano glass factory. Then there is free time to discover some of the 118 islands in the lagoon and perhaps enjoy a fresh seafood lunch. B Drive to Verona, Shakespeares city of Romeo and Juliet. A walking tour reveals the Roman arena and the balcony of Juliet. Continue to Florence. where a walking tour shows you the Piazza della Signoria, the Ponte Vecchio, the Cathedral and Baptistery with its famed bronze doors. Tonight enjoy a Highlight Dinner in a local restaurant. B hD The day is at leisure to explore the city at your own pace or relax in a sidewalk caf. This afternoon, you have the opportunity to take an excursion to San Gimignano, famous for its tall medieval towers. B

4 Rom E S ig hT S EEing / vEn i CE

5 vEniC E S ig hT S EEing & AT lEi SURE

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Stop at Monte Cassino for a visit to the Common wealth Second World War cemetery located beneath the Abbey. Then to the Bay of Naples in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius. Finally, take a coastal drive to the resort town of Sorrento. B D

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Sail across the Bay of Naples to the island of Capri. Later, return to Sorrento and visit an inlaid wood working factory for a short demonstration on production of this Local Specialty. Tonight, visit a family home on a lemon farm for a Youre Personally Invited Dinner. B Pi
10 SoRREnTo / PomPEii / RomE | |

POMPEII ISLE OF CAPRI

S O R R E N TO

This morning on a Small Group Sightseeing tour, visit the excavations at Pompeii. Your Local Guide will bring to life the daybyday existence of the early Romans as you explore the city which was preserved by the lava from the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Then head back to Rome. This evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director. B fD
11 DEPART Rom E

You will be transferred to the airport (conditions apply), where your vacation ends. B
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FROM ThE USA

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Italy
Fridays:

FROM

2465

sT. PETErs bAsIlICA IN VATICAN CITy Is AlmOsT 400 yEArs Old

LAND ONLY

VA C AT I O N
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PAC E
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YOUR TRAVEL VALUE INCLUDES:


> Airport transfers in Rome on days 2 and 14, see page 66 > Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling > Welcome Reception (WR) with light snacks and drinks > 12 hot Buffet Breakfasts (B); and 6 Dinners including 4 three-course Dinners (D) with local wine, a Youre Personally Invited Dinner (PI) and a Farewell Dinner (FD) with wine > Services of a professional Travel Director > Private luxury motorcoach with air conditioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom > Cruise to the Isle of Capri > Sightseeing with a Local Guide: Rome, Pompeii, Capri, Assisi, Milan, Florence Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guides commentary > Special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges
h I DD E N DELIG h T

DEPARTURES FROM USA & PRICES PER PERSON*


Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 $2,465 Dec 7 $2,465 Dec 14 $2,565 Dec 21 $2,750 Dec 28 $2,775 2013: Jan 4, 11, 18, 25 $2,465 Feb 1 $2,599 Feb 8, 15, 22 $2,475 Mar 1, 8 $2,475 Mar 15 $2,499 Mar 22 $2,650 Mar 29 $2,799

REF: WTBO

* Per person prices are land only and based on two people
sharing a room. Your Brendan Specialist will quote you the lowest airfare available from your hometown at the time of booking. Dec 21; New Years Eve Dec 28; Easter Mar 22, 29. For full details, ask your Brendan Specialist.

Holiday departures Thanksgiving Nov 16; Christmas

Single room supplement: $700 (Feb 1Mar 29, 13); $600 (other departures) Triple room reduction: $50 Early Payment Discount: 10 months $190; 6 months $125 Second Vacation Discount: up to $140 Young Traveler Discount: $250

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YOUR PERSONALLY SELECTED hOTELS


F First Class

Rome | Milton F Sorrento | Johanna Park F Assisi | Ora Cenacolo F Venice | Principe/Amadeus F Italian Lakes | Palace Grand Varese F Florence | Mediterraneo F Rome | Milton F

FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS, VISIT:

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LOCAL SPECIALTY

YOURE PERSONALLY INVITED

LOCAL GUIDE

florences Duomo

DAY

1 dEPArT from T hE U S A *

Board your overnight transatlantic flight (cost not included in land only price). Welcome to Rome! Join your traveling companions and Travel Director this evening for a Welcome Reception and an orientation drive to see St. Peters Basilica and other sights. Wr Visit St. Peters Basilica in the Vatican with a Local Guide. Then, cross the Tiber into ancient Rome to see the Forum and the Circus Maximus and to visit the Colosseum. The rest of the day is free. B Visit the Sistine Chapel. Next travel south to visit the Commonwealth Cemetery in Monte Cassino. Then, travel along the coast to Sorrento. B d

2 Ar r IvE IN rom E, ITAly

3 rom E S IG hT S EEING & AT lEI SUrE

4 romE / moNTE cASSINo / SorrENTo

5 IS lE of cAP r I Exc U r S Io N

Witness the art of inlaid woodworking, a Local Specialty. Then travel by ferry to the Isle of Capri. After a walking tour with a Local Guide, theres free time before returning to Sorrento. Tonight, relish a Youre Personally Invited Dinner at a picturesque lemon farm. B PI This morning, your expert Local Guide will take you on a walking tour of Pompeii. Next, head north to mystical Assisi. Your Local Guide takes you on a walking tour that includes the Basilica of St. Francis, famous for its fresco paintings. B d

6 S or r ENTo / P om P EII / ASSI SI

ITALIAN LAKES

MILAN

VERONA

VENICE

7 AS S IS I / c lAS S E / vENIcE

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2

POMPOSA

Drive to the Roman town of Classe. Visit the Church of St. Apollinaris and see the Basilica of Pomposa. Then on to romantic Venice. B d Cruise by private motor launch to St. Marks Square. View the Bridge of Sighs, Doges Palace and Basilica. Afterward, watch a Local Specialty demonstration of the ancient art of glassblowing. B

FLORENCE

8 vENIcE SIGhTSEEING & AT lEISUrE

CLASSE

PISA

SIENA TUSCANY

9 vENIc E / vEroNA / m IlA N / ITAlIAN lAkES

AS S I S I

In Verona, admire the Roman arena and Juliets balcony. Cross to Milan for a walking tour with an expert Local Guide. See the Duomo, La Scala Opera House and the Galleria. Then on to the scenic Italian Lakes district. B d A full free day to discover the Italian Lakes. B Journey south to Pisa. See the extraordinary Leaning Tower before arriving in Florence. B
12 flor ENc E S IG hT SEEI N G & AT lEIS U r E

10 ITAlIAN lAkES AT lEIS U rE

RO M E

11 lAkE m AG G Ior E / P IS A / flo rEN cE

MONTE CASSINO POMPEII ISLE OF CAPRI


2

S O R R E N TO

The Cathedral, Signoria Square and the Ponte Vecchio are featured on a walking tour with your expert Local Guide. Enjoy a panoramic view from Piazzale Michelangelo before free time. B

13 florENcE / SIENA / romE

Drive to medieval Siena, famous for the Palio horse race. Then back to Rome with some time free before a Farewell Dinner. B fd You will be transferred to the airport (conditions apply), where your vacation ends. B

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ThE sNOw COVErEd rOOfTOPs Of PrAGuE, CzECh rEPublIC

LEISURE STYLE
See page 6

Prague, Vienna & Budapest


FROM THE USA
FROM

PRAgUE TO BUDAPEST
YOUR TRAVEL VALUE INCLUDES:
> Airport transfers in Prague on day 2 and in Budapest on day 11, see page 66 > Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling > Welcome Reception (WR) with a light meal and drinks > 9 hot Buffet Breakfasts (B); and 3 Dinners including a Highlight Dinner (HD) with wine, a Youre Personally Invited Dinner (PI) with wine and a Farewell Dinner (FD) with wine > Services of a professional Travel Director > Private luxury motorcoach with air conditioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom > Sightseeing with a Local Guide: Prague, Vienna, Budapest Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guides commentary > Hop-On Hop-Off sightseeing tour in Budapest > Special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges
H I DD E N DELIg H T

1665

LAND ONLY

VA C AT I O N
lEIsurEly

PAC E
lETs GO

DEPARTURES FROM USA & PRICES PER PERSON*


Thursdays: Oct 18 $1,665 Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 $1,665 Dec 6, 13 $1,665 Dec 20, 27 $1,765 2013: Jan 3, 17, 31 $1,665 Feb 14, 28 $1,665 Mar 7, 14 $1,665 Mar 21, 28 $1,685 Apr 4, 11 $1,685

REF: WPVB

* Per person prices are land only and based on two people
sharing a room. Your Brendan Specialist will quote you the lowest airfare available from your hometown at the time of booking. Dec 20; New Years Eve Dec 27; Easter Mar 21, 28. For full details, ask your Brendan Specialist.

Holiday departures Thanksgiving Nov 15; Christmas

Single room supplement: $420 Triple room reduction: $10 Early Payment Discount: 10 months $130; 6 months $85 Second Vacation Discount: up to $88 Young Traveler Discount: $170
NOTE: Medical insurance is requred for the Czech Republic. IMPORTANT VISA INFORMATION: Visas may be required for this tour. Check visa requirements with your Travel Agent or local consulate(s). Responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

sT sTEPhENs CAThEdrAl . IN VIENNA

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YOUR PERSONALLY SELECTED HOTELS


F First Class

FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS, VISIT:

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LOCAL gUIDE

viennese christmAs mArket

DAY

1 DE PART fRom T hE U S A *

Board your overnight transatlantic flight (cost not included in land only price).

5 PRAgUE / bRATiSlAvA, SlovAKiA / viEnnA, AU S T R iA

2 ARRivE in P R Ag U E, Cz E Ch R EP U b liC

Welcome to Prague! Relax or begin exploring the Czech capital. Later, meet for a Welcome Reception and evening drive with your fellow travelers and Travel Director. WR

Traveling south, see Brno, site of Napoleons headquarters for the Battle of Austerlitz, his greatest victory. Pass the Presidential Palace and the Old Town in Bratislava, capital of Slovakia. Crossing into Austria, arrive in the imperial city of Vienna. Your evening is at leisure to start exploring the city. b

3 PRAgUE S ig hT S EEing & AT lEiS U R E | |

6 viEnnA SighTSEEing & AT lEiSURE

Explore Pragues rich cultural and economic history as your Local Guide reveals a wealth of interesting facts during your included Small Group sightseeing walk. Visit monumental St. Vitus Cathedral, admire the Astronomical Clock in the Old Town Square and see Charles Bridge, lined with Baroque statues. Then there is free time to explore the city at your own pace this afternoon. b

Todays guided sightseeing tour with your expert Local Guide includes views of the Hofburg Palace, Parliament Buildings, the Opera House and St. Stephens Cathedral. Afterward, theres free time to explore the city. Tonight, savor a Highlight Dinner of Viennese specialties at a Heurigen, a local wine tavern near Vienna. b hD A day to see Vienna your way. Shop in the Krntnerstrasse, visit Schnbrunn Palace or treat yourself to a coffee and Sachertorte in a typical Viennese coffee house. b

7 viEnnA AT lEiS U R E

4 PRAgUE AT lEiS U R E

A full day at leisure. You might like to spend time relaxing with a spa treatment or exploring the shops for Bohemian crystal. In the evening, you may want to consider dinner followed by the opera or a theater show. b

8 viEnnA / ES zT ER g o m , h Un gA Ry / b U DAP ES T r

P R AG U E

Drive along the narrow, twisting Danube Bend. View the cathedral, Castle Hill and St. Tamas Hill in Esztergom before you follow the river to Budapest. Tonight, a Youre Personally Invited Dinner of authentic cuisine will be served at a local family restaurant. b Pi

Czech Republic

BRNO

9 b U DAP ES T S ig hT S EEi n g & AT lEiS U R E

V I E N NA

Slovakia
BRATISLAVA
3

Your expert Local Guide takes you on a fascinating walking tour of old Buda. Explore Matthias Church and visit Fishermans Bastion. Then see the Great Synagogue and drive to Pest to visit Heroes Square. Afterwards, there is free time to shop for Hungarian embroidery and fine porcelain or relax. b

Austria

ESZTERGOM

B U DA P E S T

10 b U DAP ES T AT lEiS U RE

Hungary

A full day to do some last-minute shopping, relax or explore the city. Tonight, join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a festive Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant. b fD You will be transferred to the airport (conditions apply), where your vacation ends. b

11 DEPART b U DAP ES T

presiDentiAl pAlAce, brAtislAvA

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SALzBURgS OLD TOWN DOMINATED BY hOhENSALzBURg CASTLE

Imperial
FROM ThE USA
FROM

EUROPE

MUNICh TO MUNICh
YOUR TRAVEL VALUE INCLUDES:
> Airport transfers in Munich on day 2 and on day 11, see page 66 > Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling > Welcome Reception (WR) with a light meal and drinks > 9 hot Buffet Breakfasts (B), coffee and pastry in a traditional caf in Salzburg; and 4 Dinners including 2 three-course Dinners (D), a Youre Personally Invited Dinner (PI) with wine and a Farewell Dinner (FD) with wine > Services of a professional Travel Director > Private luxury motorcoach with reclining seats, air conditioning and onboard restroom > Sightseeing with a Local Guide: Prague, Budapest, Vienna, Salzburg Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guides commentary > Special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges
h I DD E N DELIg h T

1750

LAND ONLY

VA C AT I O N
lEIsurEly

PAC E
lETs GO

DEPARTURES FROM USA & PRICES PER PERSON*


Thursdays: Oct 25 $1,765 Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 $1,765 Dec 6, 13 $1,765 Dec 20 $1,850 Dec 27 $1,899 2013: Jan 3, 10, 24 $1,750 Feb 7 $1,750 Feb 21 $1,799 Feb 28 $1,750 Mar 7, 14, 21 $1,750 Mar 28 $1,799 Apr 4 $1,799

REF: WEOX

* Per person prices are land only and based on two people
sharing a room. Your Brendan Specialist will quote you the lowest airfare available from your hometown at the time of booking. Dec 20; New Years Eve Dec 27; Easter Mar 21. For full details, ask your Brendan Specialist.

Holiday departures Thanksgiving Nov 15; Christmas

mATThIAs ChurCh IN budAPEsT

Single room supplement: $530 (Dec 27, 12Feb 21, 13); $470 (other departures) Triple room reduction: $10 Early Payment Discount: 10 months $135; 6 months $90 Second Vacation Discount: up to $95 Young Traveler Discount: $180
NOTE: Medical insurance is requred for the Czech Republic.

- see page 8

> Portfolio of travel documents > Souvenir photo and My Journey booklet

YOUR PERSONALLY SELECTED hOTELS


SF Superior First Class F First Class

IMPORTANT VISA INFORMATION: Visas may be required for this tour. Check visa requirements with your Travel Agent or local consulate(s). Responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

Munich | Sheraton Munich Arabella F Prague | Crowne Plaza F Budapest | Ramada Plaza F Vienna | Hilton Danube F Salzburg | Castellani Park F Munich | Hilton City SF

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YOURE PERSONALLY INVITED

DAY

1 DE PART fROm T HE U S A *

Board your overnight transatlantic flight (cost not included in land only price). Welcome to Munich! See the stadium built for the 1972 OIympics and the Marienplatz. This evening, meet your fellow travelers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception. WR

5 PRAGUE / BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA / B U DAP ES T, HU NG ARY

2 ARRIVE IN m U NIC H, G ER m ANY

Visit the Slovak capital, Bratislava, with its eclectic Gothic, Baroque and Art Deco architecture. On to Hungary and Budapest. B

6 BUDAPEST SIGHTSEEING & AT LEISURE r

3 mUNIC H / R EG ENS B U R G / PRAGU E, C ZEC H R EP U B LIC

Visit Regensburg, an unspoilt medieval gem. Cross into the Czech Republic and see Pilsen, renowned for its breweries. Then on to the beautiful capital city, Prague. B D

View the Chain Bridge, the Castle Hill district and visit the Fishermans Bastion on a city tour with an expert Local Guide. Afterward, spend time exploring on your own. Tonight, experience a Youre Personally Invited Hungarian dinner with wine, hosted by a family in Budapest. B PI

4 PRAGU E S IG HT S EEING & AT L E I S U R E

7 B U DAP ES T / G Y R / VIENNA, AU S T R IA

muNICHS FANCIFul GloCkeNSPIel

With an expert Local Guide, visit the Cathedral of St. Vitus in the grounds of 1,000 year-old Prague Castle. Cross the river on a walking tour to the Old Town Square to see the Astronomical Clock. Spend the afternoon as you wish. B

Cross the Transdanubia region to Gyr and stroll through the city. Then on to Vienna. B

8 VIENNA S IG HT S EEIN G & AT LEIS U R E

Admire the Hofburg Palace, the grand State Opera House, Ringstrasse and St. Stephens Cathedral on a sightseeing tour with an expert Local Guide. The afternoon is free to explore, shop or relax with a delicious Viennese pastry. Perhaps attend an optional concert. B

P R AG U E

9 VIENNA / WAC HAU VA LLEY / S ALZB U R G

PILSEN

Germany
REGENSBURG

Czech Republic

MUNICH

1 1

V I E N NA
MELK

Slovokia
BRATISLAVA

Drive through the Wachau Valley, one of the most beautiful river valleys in Europe. See the Benedictine monastery at Melk, a masterpiece of Baroque architecture. On to Salzburg where youll see the Mirabell Gardens, Cathedral Square and Mozarts birthplace on a walking tour with your expert Local Guide. Enjoy a Local Specialty Austrian pastry with coffee or tea in a traditional caf. B D

10 S ALZB U R G / m U NIC H , GERm A N Y

SALZBURG

GYR

Austria

B U DA P E S T B U DA P E S T

Returning to Munich, you have time to enjoy the numerous museums and beautiful gardens. This evening, join your companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner to celebrate a wonderful vacation. B fD

Hungary

11 DEPART m U NIC H

You will be transferred to the airport (conditions apply), where your vacation ends. B

buDAPeStS PArlIAmeNt buIlDING overlookS tHe DANube

bAroque melk AbbeY

LOCAL GUIDE

START CITY

OVERNIGHT STAY

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ThE rOCk-TOP mONAsTErIEs Of mETEOrA

Greece
BEST OF
FROM ThE USA AThENS TO AThENS
YOUR TRAVEL VALUE INCLUDES: > Airport transfers in Athens on days 2 and 9, see page 66 > Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling > Welcome Reception (WR) and light meal > 7 Buffet Breakfasts (B); and 4 Dinners including 3 three-course Dinners (D) and a Youre Personally Invited Dinner (PI) with wine > Services of a professional Travel Director > Private luxury motorcoach with air conditioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom > Sightseeing with a Local Guide: Athens, Delphi, Corinth, Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Meteora Monasteries Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guides commentary > Special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges
h I DD E N DELIg h T

FROM

1375

LAND ONLY

VA C AT I O N
lEIsurEly

PAC E
lETs GO

DEPARTURES FROM ThE USA & PRICES PER PERSON REF: WGBO
Thursdays: Nov 8, 15, 22, 29 $1,375 Dec 6, 13 $1,375 Dec 20, 27 $1,450 2013: Jan 24 $1,375 Feb 7, 14, 21, 28 $1,375 Mar 7, 14 $1,375 Mar 21, 28 $1,899 Apr 4, 11, 18 $1,599

* Per person prices are land only and based on two people
sharing a room. Your Brendan Specialist will quote you the lowest airfare available from your hometown at the time of booking. Dec 20; New Years Eve Dec 27; Easter Mar 28. For full details, ask your Brendan Specialist.

Holiday departures Thanksgiving Nov 15; Christmas

Single room supplement: $400 (Dec 20 & Dec 27, 12); $870 (Mar 21 & Mar 28, 13); $580 (Apr 4-18, 13); $350 (other departures) Triple room reduction: $70 Second Vacation Discount: up to $95 Young Traveler Discount: $140

sANCTuAry Of AThENA AT DElPhI

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SF Superior First Class F First Class

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Athens | Divani Palace Acropolis SF Nafplion | Amalia Nafplion F or Ipoliti F Olympia | Amalia Olympia F or Europa F Delphi | Delphi Palace F or Amalia Delphi F Kalambaka | Amalia Kalambaka F or Meteora F Athens | Divani Palace Acropolis SF

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LOCAL gUIDE

DAY

1 Depart from t he U S a *

Board your overnight transatlantic flight (cost not included in land only price).

2 ar r ive in at henS, G r e ece

Welcome to Athens! The day is free. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Reception and light meal with your traveling companions and Travel Director. Wr

3 athenS SiGhtSeeinG & at LeiSUre

A morning tour visits the Acropolis and Parthenon. Then on to see the Agora, Royal Palace, the Temple of Zeus, Hadrians Arch, and the stadium built for the first modern Olympics in 1896. The balance of the day is free to explore at your own pace. B

4 at henS / m y c enae / na fpLi o n

floor mosAic, corinth

Cross the Corinth Canal and visit the remains of the ancient city of Corinth with an expert Local Guide. On to Mycenae to see the Beehive Tombs, the Treasury of Atreus, the Lion Gate and the remains of Agamemnons Royal Palace. En route to Nafplion, explore the Amphitheater and view the Sanctuary of Aesculapius, God of Medicine. B D

5 nafp Lion / oLy m p ia

G r e e c e KALAMBAKA
1

METEORA

Drive through the Mountains of Arcadia to Olympia, where the first Olympic Games were held in 776 BC for a walking tour with a Local Guide. Tonight enjoy a special Youre Personally Invited Dinner of authentic local cuisine at a restaurant on an olive farm. B pi

6 oLy m p ia / pat r aS / DeLph i

THERMOPYLAE

AEGEAN SEA

DELPHI
PATRAS

Spend the morning with a Local Guide visiting the ancient Olympic Stadium and the Temples of Zeus and Hera. Then head to Patras and take the bridge across the Gulf of Corinth back to mainland Greece. Continue to Delphi, set on the slopes of mighty Mount Parnassus. B D

MYCENAE

AT H E N S

7 DeLp hi / t her m op y Lae / KaLam B aKa

O LY M P I A

CORINTH

NA F P L I O N

Tour Delphi with an expert Local Guide and see the home of the famous Oracle. Walk the Sacred Way to the Sanctuary of Apollo and visit this ancient archaeological site dating from the 4th century. It was also here that every four years athletes competed in the Pythian Games, a precursor of the modern Olympics. On to Thermopylae, known for the heroic defense by Leonidas and his Spartans against the invading Persians. After seeing the memorial, continue on to Kalambaka. B D

8 KaLam B aKa / m et eor a / ath en S

With a Local Guide, visit two of the six monasteries of Meteora, perched high above the town. Then a scenic drive brings you back to the fascinating capital of Greece, Athens. Tonight, perhaps join the traveling companions of your Greek adventure for a celebration dinner. B

9 Depart at henS

You will be transferred to the airport (conditions apply) where your vacation ends. B

the Acropolis, Athens

Start city

overniGht Stay

enD city

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ThE sulTAN AhmEd Or bluE mOsquE Is ThE mOsT ImPrEssIVE IN IsTANbul

Turkey
BEST OF
FROM ThE USA ISTANBUL TO ISTANBUL
YOUR TRAVEL VALUE INCLUDES: > Airport transfers in Istanbul on days 2 and 15, see page 66 > Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling > Welcome Reception (WR) in Istanbul > 13 Buffet Breakfasts (B); a Youre Personally Invited Lunch (PI); and 11 Dinners (D) including a Farewell Dinner (FD) > Services of a professional Travel Director > Private luxury motorcoach with air conditioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom > Sightseeing with a Local Guide: Ankara Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guides commentary > Special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges
h I DD E N DELIg h T

FROM

1485

LAND ONLY

VA C AT I O N
lEIsurEly

PAC E
lETs GO

DEPARTURES FROM ThE USA & PRICES PER PERSON REF: WBOT
Thursdays: Nov 1, 8, 15, 22 $1,799 Dec 20 $1,950 Dec 27 $1,899 2013: Jan 3 $1,799 Jan 17 $1,485 Jan 31 $1,799 Feb 14, 28 $1,799 Mar 14, 21 $1,799 Saturdays: Nov 3, 10, 17, 24 $1,799 Dec 22 $1,950 Dec 29 $1,899 2013: Jan 5 $1,799 Jan 19 $1,485 Feb 2, 16, 23 $1,799 Mar 2, 16 $1,799
TEmPlE Of APOllO, ANTAlyA

* Per person prices are land only and based on two people
sharing a room. Your Brendan Specialist will quote you the lowest airfare available from your hometown at the time of booking.

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Holiday departures Thanksgiving Nov 15. Christmas

YOUR PERSONALLY SELECTED hOTELS


DLX Deluxe SF Superior First Class F First Class

is not celebrated in Turkey. New Years Eve will be celebrated: Dec 20 departure in Bursa; Dec 22 departure in Cappadocia; Dec 27 departure in Pammukale; Dec 29 departure in anakkale. Easter Mar 21. For full details, ask your Brendan Specialist.

PLEASE NOTE: According to popular demand, some extra departures may operate in reverse.

Istanbul | Dedeman SF or Holiday Inn Sisli SF anakkale | Kolin F or Tusan F Izmir | Swiss Hotel SF or Kaya SF Pamukkale | Pam Thermal Hotel F Antalya | Antalya SF Konya | Rixos F Cappadocia | Dedeman Cappadocia F Ankara | Mvenpick Ankara DLX Bursa | Thermal Kervansaray F Istanbul | Dedeman SF or Holiday Inn Sisli SF

Single room supplement: $650 Triple room reduction: $20 Second Vacation Discount: up to $98 Young Traveler Discount: $180
NOTE: U.S. passport holders require a visa for Turkey. Non-U.S. citizens must check visa requirements with your local consulate(s). Responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler. FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS, VISIT:

BrendanVacations.com
Operated in conjunction with our sister company

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DAY

1 Depart from t he U S a *

Board your overnight transatlantic flight (cost not included in land only price). The day is free. Tonight, gather for a Welcome Reception. Wr On the Gallipoli Peninsula see Anzac Cove and visit Lone Pine Cemetery. On to the Dardanelles and Canakkale. b D

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3 iS tanb U l / G allip oli / a na k k a le

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Visit the ruins of Troy and see the famous Wooden Horse. On to explore the ancient Asclepion Medical Center of Pergamon. Continue to Izmir. b D Visit fascinating excavations at Ephesus including the Temple of Hadrian, Great Theater and Library of Celsius. See the Virgin Marys cottage. Then, to Pamukkale. b D See Pamukkales Cotton Castle Springs and the ruins of a Roman health spa in Hierapolis. Next you have free time to explore Antalya. b D

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Visit the Antalya Archaeological Museum, then on to the Roman cities of Perge and Aspendos. b D Enjoy a Youre Personally Invited Lunch in a 100-yearold traditional Ottoman-style house, hosted by a local family. Visit the Mevlana Museum and Mausoleum. On to the Karatay Tile Museum. b pi D

SEA OF MARMARA

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See volcanic landscapes and troglodyte dwellings in and around rgp. Visit the Greme Open-Air Museum and learn about pottery making in Avanos. b D

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Your expert Local Guide takes you on a tour of the capital city of Ankara. Visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilization and Ataturks Mausoleum. b D Hear the fascinating legend of King Midas at Gordion, and see the Great Tumulus. On to Bursa to visit the Green Ottoman Complex and the Grand Mosque. The afternoon is free. b D Board the ferry to cross the Sea of Marmara to Istanbul. The rest of the day is free. Perhaps explore the vast Grand Bazaar. b A guided tour includes visits to Topkapi Palace, the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque. Later savor a Farewell Dinner. b fD You will transferred to the airport (conditions apply), where your vacation ends. b

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THE DOME OF THE rOCK

Israel
Best of
from the usa tel aviv to tel aviv
your travel value inCludes: > Airport transfers in Tel Aviv on days 2 and 10, see page 66 > Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling > Welcome Drink (Wd) in Jerusalem > 8 Israeli Breakfasts (B) with juice; and 2 three-course Dinners (d) > Services of a professional Travel Director > Luxury motorcoach or mini-bus with air conditioning > Sightseeing, special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges Headsets M for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guides commentary
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departures from the usa & priCes per person* REF: WSBO
Wednesdays: Oct 31 $1,950 Nov 7, 14, 21, 28 $1,950 Dec 5, 12, 19 $1,950 Dec 26 $2,025 2013: Jan 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 $1,950 Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 $1,950 Mar 6, 13 $1,950 Mar 20 $2,150 Mar 27 $2,325

* Per person prices are land only and based on two people
sharing a room. Your Brendan Specialist will quote you the lowest airfare available from your hometown at the time of booking.

Holiday departures Christmas Day is not celebrated

in Israel. Dec 26 departure will celebrate New Years Eve in Tiberias; Easter Mar 27. For full details, ask your Brendan Specialist.

- see page 8

> Portfolio of travel documents > Souvenir photo and My Journey booklet
NOTE: Security is a major concern, and the situation in this region is constantly changing. Events in the country coupled with Travel Advisories issued by various governments may at times necessitate changes to the brochured itinerary and accommodations, or even require trip cancellation. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for further information. You must accept the risks involved in travel to Israel and accept responsibility for your own travel decisions.

Due to Jewish holidays, some departures will not stay at Kibbutz Lavie in Lower Galilee but in alternative hotel accommodations.

single room supplement: $1,090 (Mar 20, 13); $1,250 (Mar 27, 13); $880 (other departures) triple room reduction: $70

for additional details, visit:

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Operated in conjunction with our sister company

your personally seleCted hotels


f First Class

Jerusalem | Dan Panorama Jerusalem f Ein Gev | Kibbutz Lavie f Tel Aviv | Dan Panorama Tel Aviv f

bAHAI sHrINE, HAIFA

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DAY

1 Depart from t he U S a *

Board your overnight transatlantic flight (cost not included in land only price).

2 ar r ive in t el aviv, iS ra el / Jer U S alem

You will be transferred to your hotel in Jerusalem. The day is at leisure. Tonight, gather for a Welcome Drink with your Travel Director. WD

3 m oU nt Zion & olD C it y of Jer U S alem exCUrSi o n

Admire Jerusalems Old City from the Mount of Olives. On to visit the Tomb of King David on Mount Zion. See the room where the Last Supper took place near Zion Gate. Next, walk through the Jewish Quarter to the Wailing Wall and see the Dome of the Rock. Follow the Stations of the Cross along the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. B

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TZFAT ACRE HAIFA MEGIDDO CAPERNAUM TIBERIAS NAZARETH


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Journey through the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea. Near Qumran, view the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Drive to Masada. Ascend by cable car to the fortress where the Zealots made their last stand against the Romans and explore the excavations of Herods Palace. Returning to Jerusalem, stop at the Dead Sea and maybe float in the salty water, time permitting. B

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A full day at leisure in this fascinating city, with plenty to see and do. B

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Start with a visit to Yad Vashem, the memorial to the six million martyrs of World War II. At the Israel Museum, visit the Shrine of the Book, housing the Dead Sea Scrolls. See the Knesset, Israels Parliament, and the Givat Ram Campus of Hebrew University. Travel through the Jordan Valley to the Golan Heights and enjoy the view of the Sea of Galilee, then on to your Kibbutz hotel. B D

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In Capernaum, see the old synagogue. On to the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount. Next is Tzfat to visit the ancient synagogue and the artists colony. Stop in Nazareth and visit the Church of the Annunciation before returning to the Kibbutz. B D

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Drive to Acre to visit the underground crusaders city. On to Haifa to admire the Bahai Shrine and visit the Persian Gardens. Next is Megiddo, to see the excavations of Solomons Stables. In Caesarea, see the Roman statues, aqueduct and Roman Theater. Later, arrive in Tel Aviv. B

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Today is a full day at leisure. You might want to explore the Flea Market, visit Newe Zedek, the first Jewish neighborhood, the Diaspora Museum or the Eretz Israel Museum, or stroll in Park Hayarkon. B

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Airport Transfers
aIRPoRt tRansFERs In EURoPE
Brendan passengers receive complimentary shuttle bus transfers in European gateway cities on the arrival and departure days of their vacation. On most vacations, the transfers are at the times listed. For Eastern Mediterranean vacations (pages 60-65) and the Italian Trio (pages 48-49), we provide free, round-trip vehicle or van transfers at any time on the arrival and departure days of your vacation theres no waiting! If you are not purchasing your air through Brendan, please be sure that your Travel Agent reserves your flights to coordinate with the transfer times shown. Passengers whose flight times do not coincide with these transfer times and passengers who have pre- and/or post-vacation hotel nights booked with Brendan may purchase a transfer. Please ask your Travel Agent to check with Brendan for extra night and transfer costs. As an additional bonus for passengers on the Eastern Mediterranean vacations, we offer complimentary transfers any time, any day, as long as your pre- and/or post-vacation hotel nights are booked with Brendan. In all cases, be sure Brendan has your flight details at least 21 days prior to your departure so your transfers can be confirmed.

on GUIDED VacatIons

cIty

aRRIVaL tRansFERs DEPaRt thE aIRPoRt at:

DEPaRtURE tRansFERs aRRIVE at thE aIRPoRt at:

Athens Barcelona Budapest Dublin Istanbul Madrid Marrakesh Munich Paris Charles de Gaulle* Charles de Gaulle** Prague Rome Fiumicino Fiumicino Shannon Tel Aviv Venice
* **

Any time, any day 09:30, 12:00 & 14:30 N/A Any time between 07:00 & 13:30 Any time, any day 10:30, 13:00 & 15:30 11:30, 14:00 & 16:30 10:00 & 13:00 N/A 08:00, 11:00 & 14:00 09:00, 11:00 & 13:00 09:30, 12:30 & 15:30 N/A N/A Any time, any day Any time, any day

Any time, any day 09:00 07:00 & 11:00 Any time between 06:00 & 12:00 Any time, any day 08:30 & 11:00 09:00, 11:30 & 14:00 09:30 08:00 08:00 & 11:30 N/A 07:00 & 09:30 Any time, any day Any time, between 06:00 & 12:00 Any time, any day N/A

aIRPoRt tRansFERs In LonDon


For travelers who are purchasing a Brendanland and air package that starts and/or ends in London, we include FREE transfers from/to Londons airports . Travelers who make their own flight arrangements can purchase inexpensive transfers from/to London Heathrow Airport and their Brendan hotel. A one way transfer from/to Heathrow Airport is just US$40 per person.
Heathrow Airport: Guests will be picked up and dropped off in time to meet all flights booked to/from Londons Heathrow Airport. Gatwick Airport: Guests who have booked Brendans land and air packages arriving/departing at Londons Gatwick Airport are provided with a Gatwick Express train voucher. The Gatwick Express train journey from/to Gatwick Airport to/from Londons Victoria Station takes 30 minutes. Guests need to make their own way from/to Victoria Station to/from their Brendan hotel.

European Discovery itineraries only. French Regional itineraries. Italian Regional itineraries. Italian Trio itinerary only.

TRANSFER CONDITIONS: 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 the Guided Vacation 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 outside of Brendans control, transfers will be considered cancelled. 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 or cancelled transfers.

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TERMS & CONDITIONS


DEPOSIT & FINAL PAYMENT A non-refundable deposit of $200 per person per vacation is required within 3 days of booking. Certain products may have additional deposit requirements; this will be advised at the time of booking or on your invoice. The deposit forms part of your final payment, which is due at least 45 days prior to departure. Payment of the deposit and/or full payment indicates acceptance of our Terms and Conditions (in the case where a credit card is used, this is true whether or not the appropriate draft has actually been signed). If we do not receive final payment by the specified date, we reserve the right to cancel the reservation. Payment in full is required at the time of booking for reservations made less than 45 days prior to the vacation departure. In the case of computer or human billing errors, we reserve the right to re-invoice with correct pricing. Credit Card Bookings: Brendan should be advised of the credit card number when making the reservation. Credit card payments require certain information. Third party charge cards require additional information. HANDLING & REVISION FEES A fee of $35 per person will be charged for any alteration made after a booking is confirmed. Any alterations risk the loss of air space or increased airfares. Name changes or corrections will be treated as a cancellation of air; all normal air cancellation fees will apply. A change of vacation date or itinerary within 45 days of departure* will be treated as a cancellation and new booking; regular cancellation fees apply. Bookings made within 30 days of departure incur special handling fees. CANCELLATIONS & CANCELLATION FEES All cancellations must be advised in writing via email guestservices@BrendanVacations.com or letter to Guest Services. The following per person cancellation fees apply: Guided and Locally Hosted Vacations 46+ days prior to departure day*: Full deposit; 45-22 days prior to departure day*: 25% of total price; 21-8 days prior to departure day*: 30% of total price; 7-1 day(s) prior to departure day*: 50% of total price; On departure day* or later: 100% of total price. Plus the Travel Protection Plans premium, if purchased * Departure day is considered the date Brendan services begin. These fees are in addition to any cancellation fees that may be levied by your Travel Agent. Should a passenger sharing a room cancel, the remaining passenger(s) will be charged for a single (or twin share) room. Extra night accommodations on Guided Vacations that are cancelled within 14 days of the date reserved will incur a 100% cancellation fee. Otherwise, the following fees apply: 46 days or more: $30 per person 45-22 days: up to 25% of pre/post nights 21-15 days: up to 75% of pre/post nights VACATION CANCELLATION / RESCHEDULE Brendan reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any departure in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. Brendan will try to rebook the same or a similar vacation and, where flights have been confirmed by Brendan, will attempt to confirm an air schedule for the new dates, subject to availability. If there is a difference in cost, it will be at the guests expense or savings. If the alternative trip is not accepted within 7 days, we will refund all monies paid to Brendan and will be under no further obligation or liability. If cancellation is made any time prior to departure*, Brendans only liability will be to refund to the passenger the amount it has received for the booking. Brendan is not liable for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations or any cancellation penalties incurred on any other travel arrangements including air tickets purchased separately. If purchasing a non-refundable air ticket, please make sure that your Travel Agent explains the difficulties associated with these. Brendan cannot be held responsible for any change/cancellation penalties associated with non-refundable airfares. REFUNDS FOR UNUSED SERVICES No refunds will be made for unused services once travel has commenced. If you leave your vacation early due to illness, you must obtain a medical certificate in support of any insurance claim. We regret that no refunds can be made for absences from a vacation, including but not limited to, missed meals or sightseeing. Employees of any domestic or overseas service supplier are not authorized to indicate or make refunds without respect to Brendans stated Terms and Conditions. SERVICE INQUIRIES Should you have a complaint while on vacation, you should inform your Travel Director immediately. If the matter cannot be resolved after his/her best efforts or if after the vacation you wish to inquire about any services provided, please ensure that all correspondence relating to those services is received by Brendan within 60 days after the vacation completion date. To expedite processing, please email all correspondence to: clientservices@brendanvacations.com AIR INFORMATION These cancellation charges apply for airline arrangements made by Brendan: Prior to Airline Ticketing: service fee $50.00 per person. After Airline Ticketing: service fee $75.00 per person plus any airline imposed penalties which may be up to 100% of the air ticket value. Airline Availability: Where possible Brendan will offer a choice of schedules and airfares. Some schedules may contain multiple connections and/or airlines. The schedule of guests choice may not be the lowest fare offered. Once your air schedule is confirmed, any alterations risk the loss of air space and/ or increased airfares. Air tickets issued by Brendan are subject to restrictions. Any and all changes to air tickets issued by Brendan must be processed through Brendan. Change penalties vary depending on the airline. Brendan does not hold block space on any airline and does not guarantee air availability. Seats are limited in our contracted class of service and are not available on every flight. During peak travel times, there may not be any availability. If we book and ticket a published airfare for you, there is a $75 service fee. Guests traveling with other guests but originating in different gateway cities might not be confirmed on the same airline or routing. Flight delays and itinerary or schedule changes are the sole responsibility of and under the control of the airline. Brendan reserves the right to offer alternative schedules for itineraries affected by airlines changes of flight schedules and equipment. Airline Arrangements: Seat assignments and special meals can be requested at the time of booking. Brendan cannot guarantee confirmation of preferences. Not all airlines offer pre-assigned seats and some may charge for pre-assigned seats. Any additional charge will be at guests expense. Where pre-assigned seats are not offered or different seats are desired, guests are requested to contact airline(s) directly and to reconfirm their request with the airline 30 days prior to departure. Seating is solely under the control of the airline and subject to change up until departure. Frequent Flyer Miles can be accrued on most air carriers, but upgrades using mileage are not permitted. Some airfares may not be eligible to accrue Frequent Flier Miles/Points. PASSPORTS & VISAS A valid machine-readable passport is required of all vacation participants. It must be valid at least six months after the date of return to the U.S. Your travel agent can help you obtain the necessary forms for passport application. Some vacations require passport details be provided at the time of booking. Brendan will not be responsible for delays in confirmation or disruption to passengers travel plans should these details not be provided at that time. Securing visas is the responsibility of the guest. ALL travelers, regardless of the passport they hold, must check with the consulates of the countries being visited to determine if any visas are needed. See BrendanVacations.com/ passportandvisas for more details. HEALTH REQUIREMENTS Passengers should check with the consulates and/or the local health boards for the latest health requirements. YOUNG TRAVELERS Brendan welcomes children five years of age and older on Guided Vacations. Vacation participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. If a child will be traveling with adults other than parents, or with only one parent, it is the passengers responsibility to contact the appropriate consulates and the applicable airlines to ensure children have the required documentation for traveling outside the U.S. VACATION ARRANGEMENTS Brendan strives to provide an enjoyable and safe travel experience for all. We welcome passengers with special needs or disabilities. However, please note the following: Passengers are required to advise Brendan at the time of booking of any physical, medical or other special needs that require accommodation. All guests must ensure they are medically and physically fit for travel. Brendan may impose safety requirements necessary for the safe operation of the vacation. Brendan may also exclude an individual from participating in a tour or an activity if that individuals participation poses a direct threat to health or safety. Brendan does not provide personal devices (such as wheelchairs, hearing aids or eye glasses) or services of a personal nature (such as pushing a wheelchair or help in eating, toileting or dressing). A companion capable of providing such assistance must accompany any passenger who requires services of a personal nature. Brendan does not employ medical personnel. Any necessary medical attention will be provided by a local facility at the passengers expense. Brendan is not responsible or liable for any losses or costs incurred as a result of medical services obtained while on tour, or for the quality of the care or services received. Passengers should be aware some vacations include rough terrain, extensive walking over cobblestone streets, uneven pavement, steps and locations which may not be easily accessible or accessible by wheelchair. During the vacation, we may make arrangements with carriers, hotels and other independent suppliers to provide travel services. These parties are independent entities over which Brendan has no control. We cannot guarantee disability access or accommodations for passengers traveling on international tours. Brendan may, in its sole discretion, decline the booking of any passenger or remove any passenger who cannot comply or refuses to comply with Brendans Terms and Conditions. Brendan is not responsible for any costs incurred in the event a passenger is removed from a tour. Passengers agree not to hold Brendan or any of its related entities liable for any actions taken under these Terms and Conditions. TRAVEL DIRECTORS Guided Vacations are conducted in English by a professional Travel Director. If there are 15 guests or fewer traveling on a guided departure, Brendan reserves the right to operate this departure on an individual basis with private transfers and individual arrangements. Boutique Guided Vacations and the Irish Jaunt are conducted by a professional Driver/Guide. TOURING Most touring is on an air-conditioned motorcoach. Brendan uses a daily seat rotation system, and seats cannot be booked on coaches. Also there is a strict no-alcohol, nosmoking policy on board coaches, mini-buses and vans. Regular stops are made on traveling days. Discover Cards cannot be accepted for payment of optional excursions while on tour. VACATION PRICES All prices are in US dollars unless otherwise specified. The availability of vacation prices in this catalog is limited; for current prices please call 1-800-421-8446 or visit BrendanVacations. com. Prices are based on costs, charges, tariffs, rates, taxes, levies and exchange rates as of April 1, 2012 and are subject to increase before full payment to account for variations in these factors. Your consent to this potential increase may be required at the time of your deposit. If, before full payment, the total vacation price increases by more than 10%, guests have the right to cancel within 7 days of notification of the new price, without penalty. (Prices are not subject to increase due to currency fluctuations once the deposit for your land package is received. This guarantee does not apply to pre-registered bookings or departures where prices are still subject to confirmation. In exchange for these guarantees, no refund will be made if costs are reduced.) AIR-RELATED TAXES, FEES AND RESTRICTIONS The TSA/Homeland Security Administration requires Brendan to collect passengers personal information before travel. Deposit and/ or full payment will not be accepted for any booking until these details are received. The required information: Passengers full name as it appears on the passport (including middle name) Date of birth Gender Redress Number, if applicable For more information, please see www.tsa.gov. Incomplete or inaccurate information may result in additional charges payable directly to the airline or, in the worst-case scenario, you may be denied boarding. International and intra-vacation airfares (if any) will be provided upon booking, will be based on round-trip purchase, and will include fuel surcharges imposed by the airlines and any additional air-related taxes and fees. If the customer is notified of the potential for a price increase prior to the time that the full amount agreed upon has been paid and customers written consent prior to accepting any payment has been obtained, we reserve the right to recover from you increases in those surcharges. Any additional air-related taxes and fees, such as seat selection, baggage handling (see BrendanVacations.com/baggage), and/ or any other services are the sole responsibIility of the customer(s). Additional air-related restrictions may apply. HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS Prices are per person and based on two persons sharing a twin-bedded room with private bath or shower. When booking triple rooms, please note that this is based on sharing the existing bedding (two beds) in a twin-bedded standard room or the third bed may be a foldaway, sofa bed or rollaway. Availability of triple rooms is limited. Note that single rooms in European hotels are generally smaller than twin-bedded rooms and that European hotel standards, facilities and services provided may vary from those in other parts of the world and are often local in style. Non-smoking rooms cannot be guaranteed. Substitute hotels may be used at certain times and will be of similar standard whenever possible. At peak periods multiple departures may operate, and sometimes in reverse order, in which case hotels may vary from those stated on itinerary pages. Passengers who are members of Hotel Frequent Traveler programs are not entitled to earn points with any hotels featured. MEALS Any special meal requirements will be made on a REQUEST basis only. Brendan cannot guarantee special meal requests nor will it

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assume any responsibility or liability if special meal requests are not fulfilled. Youre Personally Invited experiences take place in exclusive locations. In the unlikely event that our local hosts are unable to welcome us, we will attempt to find an alternate experience or a highlight meal will be provided in place of the Youre Personally Invited dining. BAGGAGE Baggage handling at hotels for one suitcase per person on Guided Vacations is included in the vacation price. Due to limited coach capacity, this single bag should have dimensions not exceeding 30x18x10 (76x46x25cm) and weight not exceeding 50 lbs (23kg). A charge of US$3 per traveling day will be collected by the Travel Director if a second piece of baggage is carried, or if the suitcase exceeds the established weight and/or dimensions. It cannot be guaranteed that more than one suitcase will be carried. Baggage handling at hotels and train/coach stations is not included on Locally Hosted Vacations. Airlines may impose stricter weight and size limits for luggage and may also charge fees for checked baggage, including the first checked bag. Please check with your airline(s) directly for the most current baggage regulations and related fees (see BrendanVacations.com/ baggage). Brendan is not responsible for additional fees imposed by air carriers. Hand luggage should be one piece per person and is limited in size (not exceeding 30x28x14 cm or 12x11x6) so as to fit under your coach seat or in the small overhead shelf. These are the responsibility of each vacation member. Note that luggage with telescopic handles and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartments and can therefore not be accepted as carry-on luggage for safety reasons. Brendan will not accept liability for any loss or damage to baggage or any of the passengers belongings. Passengers should report any lost items to the Travel Director who will assist in completing a lost property form that can be used for any insurance claim in this matter. Brendan cannot assist in locating any lost items once the passenger has returned home. TIPPING On Guided Vacations, all tips are included for services provided by dining room waiters, room maids and hotel porters. Gratuities for the Travel Director and motorcoach driver are not included. No tipping is included on Locally Hosted vacations. HOLIDAYS & ITINERARY VARIATIONS Brendan constantly strives to improve itineraries and features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary, we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. Religious festivals, holidays, trade fairs or other events occasionally cause changes from scheduled hotels and activities, and certain facilities such as museums, sightseeing tours, and shopping may be limited. Similarly, holidays, closing days and other circumstances may necessitate a change in the day of the week for scheduled Highlight Dinners, sightseeing or other activities. Departures in early and late seasons are potentially operated in cool weather conditions. As a result, slight itinerary variations may occur, and certain activities may not be available. If you feel your enjoyment might be diminished by such limitations, please check with your Travel Agent or National Tourist Office before selecting a specific departure. TRAVEL DOCUMENTS Travel documents will be sent via UPS (or regular mail) 21 days prior to departure*, provided full payment has been received and services are confirmed. If final payment is not received when due, costs to courier documents are the responsibility of the guest. Payments received 30 days or less prior to departure* require bank clearance before documents are sent. There is a $35 documentation charge if you need your documents earlier than the above time frame. A charge of $35 will be applied if you/your Travel Agent request documents to be sent via UPS overnight delivery within the

continental U.S. Outside of the continental U.S., the minimum charge is $50. The actual cost will be advised at the time of booking. On Locally Hosted Vacations, there is a $10 fee to mail the documents. If you accept your documents via email, there is no fee. NOT INCLUDED IN VACATION PRICES Airfares, air-related taxes, surcharges and fees (unless you purchase a land and air package from Brendan); additional fees charged by airlines, such as checked and/or excess baggage (see BrendanVacations.com/baggage), seat selection and/or any other services; airport transfers in London (unless you purchase a land and air package from Brendan); passport and visa fees; insurances of all kinds; laundry; phone calls; beverages; meals not detailed in the itinerary; discretionary tips/gratuities to Travel Directors, Driver/Guides, motorcoach drivers and local city/attraction guides; tips/ gratuities on board ferries, trains or cruise ships; items of a personal nature; excess baggage; optional excursions, etc. Additional taxes and surcharges may be collected by foreign government and non-government entities. The vacation price also does not cover costs and expenses such as the return to your home if you leave the trip at your own volition, due to illness or as a consequence of official action by the government of any country visited. PHOTOGRAPHS & MAPS Photographs show places in geographic areas, but are not necessarily included in the vacation. Maps are for general information and may not reflect actual routings. SAFETY Please be aware that during your participation in vacations operated by Brendan, certain risks and dangers may arise beyond our control including, but not limited to, the hazards of traveling in undeveloped areas; travel by boat, train, automobile, aircraft or other means of transportation; the forces of nature; political unrest; and accident or illness in remote regions without means of rapid evacuation or medical facilities. Brendan will not have liability regarding provision of medical care or the adequacy of any care that may be rendered. Brendan will use its best efforts to ensure that adequate measures are taken. TRAVEL PROTECTION It is strongly recommended that all passengers take out comprehensive travel insurance including international air, cancellation and medical coverage. This may be arranged through your travel agent or Brendan. Brendans Travel Protection premiums are not refundable or transferable once purchased. Brendan makes no representation or guarantees concerning reimbursements of funds paid by you under any insurance claim. IMPORTANT RESPONSIBILITY These vacations are under the management of Brendan Vacations, Chatsworth, CA and operated by Trafalgar Tours Limited; Brendan International Holdings Ltd., Ireland; and Kompas Holidays, Fort Lauderdale, FL (hereinafter referred to as the Operators) Operators undertake the following duties: 1. The Operators shall be responsible to the passenger for supplying the services and accommodations described in this brochure, except where such services cannot be supplied or the itinerary used is changed due to delays or other causes of whatever kind or nature beyond the control of the Operators. In such circumstances, the Operators will do their best to supply comparable services, accommodations and itineraries and there shall be no refund in this connection. 2. This brochure represents the entire agreement between the passenger and the above mentioned Operators. 3. In the absence of their own negligence, neither the Operators nor their agents or cooperating organizations shall be responsible for any cancellations or for acts of any other service providers concerned, diversions or substitution of equipment or any act, variation, postponement, omission or default whatsoever by air carriers, land carriers, hoteliers or hotels, transportation companies,

or any other persons providing any of the services and accommodations to passengers including any results thereof, such as changes in services, accommodations or facilities necessitated by same. Nor shall they be liable for any loss or damage to baggage or property, or for injury, illness or death, or for any damages or claims whatsoever arising from loss, negligence or delay from the act, error, omission default or negligence of any person not its direct employee or under its exclusive control, including any act, error, omission, default, or negligence of any country, government or governmental authority, officer or employee. All baggage and personal effects are at all times and in all circumstances at the risk of the participant. Baggage insurance is recommended. Upon return to the United States, if lost articles are found and returned to the owner, a minimum service fee of $50 will be charged. The carriers, accommodation and other suppliers providing services are independent contractors and are not agents, employees, servants or joint venturers of the operators or their affiliates. All certificates and other travel documents for services issued by the operators are subject to the terms and conditions specified by the carriers and suppliers and to the laws of the countries in which the services are supplied. Carriage by sea is subject to the Carriers Conditions of Carriage which are expressly incorporated into this contract, copies of which are available upon request. The Operators are not responsible for any criminal conduct by third parties. 4. Where the passenger occupies a motorcoach seat fitted with a safety belt, neither the Operators nor their agents or co-operating organizations or service providers concerned will be liable for any injury, illness or death or any loss or damages or claims whatsoever arising from any accident or incident, if the safety belt is not being worn at the time of such accident or incident. 5. Transportation companies, airlines etc. are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time passengers are not on board planes, transportation or conveyances. We rely on international convention which may apply to the services provided by us, our suppliers or agents with respect to any claim of any nature brought by you against us as a result of the provision of those services. International conventions which apply may include: Warsaw Convention 1929, (as amended by Hague Protocol and Montreal Protocol) in relation to air travel, or Montreal Convention; the Berne Convention for rail travel; Athens Convention 1974 for carriage by sea; the Geneva Convention for carriage by road and the Paris Convention 1962 for Hotels. We are to be regarded as having all benefit of these conventions on limiting our liability in relation to any claim for death, injury, loss, damage and delay to passengers and luggage. Enrollment in and payment for a vacation package shall constitute agreement and acceptance by the passenger of the terms and conditions set forth in this brochure which cannot be varied except in writing by an officer of the Company. 6. The agreement arising between the passenger and the Operators under this brochure and the booking made by the passenger shall be governed by the law of the State of California, which shall have exclusive jurisdiction in the case of any dispute between the parties. 7. In the case of computer or human billing errors we reserve the right to re-invoice participants with correct billing. 8. Every effort is made to ensure brochure accuracy at the time of going to press; however Brendan cannot be held responsible for printing or typographical errors, or errors arising from unforeseen circumstances. OTHER CONDITIONS & ACCEPTANCE It is your responsibility to comply with the terms, conditions and requirements of any service provider, country or governmental authority, and to bear any costs or losses incurred as a consequence of you not complying with them. The person initializing or modifying the booking shall be deemed to have accepted these booking conditions.

DATA PROTECTION In order to process your booking, Brendan will need to use personal information for you and other passengers included in your booking. This personal information may include each passengers name, address, phone number, email address, passport number, credit/debit card number and sensitive information such as health, medical, dietary, mobility, religious or other special requirements. This personal information may be passed on to other suppliers of your travel arrangements in addition to public authorities (such as customs and immigration), security and credit checking organizations, and otherwise as required by law. Similarly, we may also need to provide personal information to contractors who provide services to or for us (e.g., sending mail, processing payments, providing marketing assistance). This may involve sending personal information (including sensitive information) to other countries that may not afford the same level of protection of personal information. We may also use the personal information you provide us to review and improve the vacation packages and services that we offer, and to contact you (by post, email and/or telephone) about other vacation packages and services offered by Brendan that you may be interested in. If you dont want to receive this information, or if you want a copy of the personal information we hold about you, write to us at: BRENDAN VACATIONS, 21625 Prairie St., Chatsworth, CA 91311. Brendan may charge a fee for supplying you with this information as permitted by law. EFFECTIVE DATES November 1, 2012 through April 30, 2013. Terms and conditions are subject to change. Please refer to www.BrendanVacations.com/ termsandconditions for updated policies.
CST#2084503-20 Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. We are a participant in the State of Californias Travel Consumer Restitution Fund. Passengers who purchase from within California: This transaction is covered by the California Travel Consumer Restitution Fund (TCRF) if the passenger is located in California at the time of payment. Eligible passengers may file a claim with TCRF if the passenger is owed a refund of more than $50 for transportation or travel services which the seller of travel failed to forward to a proper provider or such money was not refunded to you when required. The maximum amount which may be paid by the TCRF to any one passenger is the total amount paid on behalf of the passenger to the seller of travel, not to exceed $15,000. A claim must be submitted to the TCRF within 12 months after the scheduled completion date of the travel. A claim must include sufficient documentation to prove your claim and a $35 processing fee. Claimants must agree to waive their right to other civil remedies against a registered participating seller of travel for matters arising out of a sale for which you file a TCRF claim. You may request a claim form by writing to: Travel Consumer Restitution Corporation, P.O. Box 6001, Larkspur, CA 94977-6001; or by faxing a request to: (415) 256-9756. Passengers purchasing from outside of California: This transaction is not covered by the California Travel Consumer Restitution Fund. This business is a participant in the United States Tour Operators Associations (USTOA) Consumer Travel Protection Plan. You may make a claim to this Plan if you are owed a refund. The Plan covers losses for transportation or travel services that were not delivered or not refunded when required. A passenger may make a claim against the Plan within 12 months from when the passenger learns of the loss. USTOAs total liability for all possible consumer claims from this seller of travels customers is limited to $1,000,000. To obtain information on how to make a claim against the plan, the passenger should contact USTOA at 275 Madison Ave., Suite 2014, New York, NY 10016, or by email to information@USTOA.com or by visiting their website at www.USTOA. com. The maximum amount of any claim you, the passenger, can make against the plan is the total amount you have paid to date for this trip.

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