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                  CRUISE ITINERARY          pg. 2        GUAM, NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS                            SAFAGA, EGYPT (FOR LUXOR/KARNAK)
                                                                             Guam Introduction      pg. 47                              Safaga Introduction    pg. 104
             CRUISE ITINERARY MAP           pg. 3                             Guam Excursions       pgs. 48-50                            Safaga Excursions    pgs. 105-108

                                                                        KAGOSHIMA, JAPAN                            PORT SAID, EGYPT (FOR CAIRO/GIZA)
 GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS                                            Kagoshima Introduction     pg. 51                            Port Said Introduction   pg. 109
             Grand Cayman Introduction      pg. 4                         Kagoshima Excursions      pgs. 52-53                          Port Said Excursions   pgs. 110-112
              Grand Cayman Excursions       pgs. 5-8
                                                                          SHANGHAI, CHINA                                              ATHENS, GREECE
         MANTA (QUITO), ECUADOR                                            Shanghai Introduction    pg. 54                              Athens Introduction    pg. 113
                     Manta Introduction     pg. 9                            Shanghai Excursions    pgs. 55-60                            Athens Excursions    pgs. 114-119
                      Manta Excursions      pgs. 10-15
                                                                                 HONG KONG                                            SORRENTO, ITALY
               CALLAO (LIMA), PERU                                      Hong Kong Introduction      pg. 61                            Sorrento Introduction    pg. 120
                     Callao Introduction    pg. 16                       Hong Kong Excursions       pgs. 62-63                          Sorrento Excursions    pgs. 121-123
                      Callao Excursions     pgs. 17-19
                                                                HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM                                  CIVITAVECCHIA (ROME), ITALY
             EASTER ISLAND, CHILE                                 Ho Chi Minh City Introduction     pg. 64                        Civitavecchia Introduction   pgs. 124-125
               Easter Island Introduction   pg. 20                 Ho Chi Minh City Excursions      pgs. 65-69                     Civitavecchia Excursions    pgs. 126-132
                 Easter Island Excursions   pgs. 21-22
                                                                SIHANOUKVILLE, CAMBODIA                            CANNES, FRANCE (FOR MONTE CARLO)
PAPEETE (TAHITI), FRENCH POLYNESIA                                     Sihanoukville Introduction   pg. 70                             Cannes Introduction     pg. 133
                    Papeete Introduction    pg. 23                       Sihanoukville Excursions   pg. 71                              Cannes Excursions      pgs. 134-137
                      Papeete Excursions    pgs. 24-25
                                                                      BANGKOK, THAILAND                                             BARCELONA, SPAIN
       RAROTONGA, COOK ISLANDS                                             Bangkok Introduction     pg. 72
                                                                                                                                     Barcelona Introduction    pg. 138
                 Rarotonga Introduction     pg. 26                           Bangkok Excursions     pgs. 73-76
                                                                                                                                       Barcelona Excursions    pgs. 139-141
                  Rarotonga Excursions      pgs. 27-28
                                                                       KO SAMUI, THAILAND
                                                                                                                                               GIBRALTAR
         AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND                                            Ko Samui Introduction     pg. 77
                                                                                                                                      Gibraltar Introduction   pg. 142
                  Auckland Introduction     pg. 29                         Ko Samui Excursions      pgs. 78-79
                                                                                                                                       Gibraltar Excursions    pgs. 143-145
                   Auckland Excursions      pgs. 30-33
                                                                                   SINGAPORE
                                                                                                                                    LISBON, PORTUGAL
                SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA                                         Singapore Introduction    pg. 80
                                                                                                                                        Lisbon Introduction    pg. 146
                    Sydney Introduction     pg. 34                          Singapore Excursions    pgs. 81-83
                                                                                                                                          Lisbon Excursions    pgs. 147-150
                      Sydney Excursions     pgs. 35-39
                                                                         PHUKET, THAILAND
                                                                                                                                COBH, IRELAND (CORK)
               CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA                                             Phuket Introduction    pg. 84
                                                                                                                                         Cobh Introduction     pg. 151
     (FOR THE GREAT BARRIER REEF)                                              Phuket Excursions    pgs. 85-87
                                                                                                                                          Cobh Excursions      pgs. 152-154
                     Cairns Introduction    pg. 40
                                                                              COCHIN, INDIA
                      Cairns Excursions     pgs. 41-43                                                             LE HAVRE (PARIS/NORMANDY), FRANCE
                                                                            Cochin Introduction     pg. 88
                                                                             Cochin Excursions      pgs. 89-93
                                                                                                                                     Le Havre Introduction     pg. 155
       RABAUL, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
                                                                                                                                       Le Havre Excursions     pgs. 156-160
                    Rabaul Introduction     pg. 44
                                                                              MUMBAI, INDIA
                     Rabaul Excursions      pg. 45
                                                                           Mumbai Introduction      pg. 94
                                                                            Mumbai Excursions       pgs. 95-99               QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS             pgs. 161-163
 CHUUK ISLAND (TRUK), MICRONESIA
              Chuuk Island Introduction     pg. 46
                                                              DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES                                       SPECIAL INFORMATION            pg. 164
                                                                             Dubai Introduction     pg. 100
                                                                              Dubai Excursions      pgs. 101-103
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World Cruise and to the Adventures
Ashore program of port information
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and shore excursions
This booklet contains details on your ports of call and available
excursions, as well as how to reserve tours in advance.
Also included is information on Princess policies, procedures,                  Sydney Opera House

terms and conditions. Please take a few minutes to review
                                                                                                    SHORE EXCURSION SYMBOLS
this booklet and the Tour Reservations Form in your Pre-Cruise
                                                                                All of our excursions involve some walking. We recommend passengers wear comfortable,
documentation folder.
                                                                                low-heeled walking shoes while on tour. To assist in your tour selection, please note the
                                                                                symbol(s) accompanying each tour description. They represent the following:
Princess is proud to lead the industry by introducing an
advanced level of service to our passengers at our website —
princess.com. Passengers can review the most up-to-date
tour information, pre-reserve their tours and receive real-time
                                                                                Moderate activity including walking short to     Beach and water-related tours. Towel, hat
confirmation of their choices online. At our home page,                         intermediate distances over relatively level     and sunscreen highly recommended; swim
                                                                                terrain and possibly some steps.                 wear worn under clothing or carried along.
click on “Prepare for Your Cruise,” and on the next screen
select “Cruise Personalizer.®” Then log in with your name
and booking number.
                                                                                More strenuous activity including walking        Meal included.
                                                                                intermediate to long distances and climbing
                                                                                stairs. Those with physical limitations should
                                                                                take this into consideration.


                                                                                                                                 Snack included.
         MEMORIES AT SEA
Some images in this brochure have been supplied by the onboard Princess Photo
                                                                                Most strenuous excursion; participants
Department and are available for purchase onboard.
                                                                                should be physically fit.
Use of any of the photography contained herein is prohibited by law.
                                                                                                                                 Overnight stay.
Cover: Angkor Wat

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                                                                                          2008        W O R L D       C R U I S E



                                                                                                                                 CRUISE ITINERARY
        102DAYS
                                PACIFIC
                               PRINCESS                ®   DAY    DATE     PORT                                        ARRIVE      DEPART   DAY     DATE    PORT                                        ARRIVE   DEPART

                                                           1      Jan 10   Ft. Lauderdale, Florida                              Embark PM   56-57   6-7     At sea
        2008 DEPARTURE DATE                                2      11       At sea                                                           58      8       Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (Saigon)           8 AM 4:30 PM
        Thursday         January 10        2008
                                                           3      12       Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands                10 AM        6 PM    59      9       At sea
                                                           4      13       At sea                                                           60      10      Sihanoukville, Cambodia                      8 AM     6 PM
                                                           5      14       San Blas, Panama                             9 AM        4 PM    61      11      At sea
                                                           6      15       Transit the Panama Canal                     7 AM      4:30 PM   62      12      Bangkok, Thailand                            7 AM     6 PM
        • Pre-reserve Your Tours: Receive real-time
          confirmation of your bookings by using           7      16       At sea (cross the Equator)                                       63      13      Ko Samui, Thailand                           12 N     5 PM
          “Prepare for Your Cruise” at princess.com.       8      17       Quito, Ecuador (Manta)                       6 AM        7 PM    64      14      At sea
        • Embarkation and Disembarkation: Ft. Lauderdale   9-10   18-19    At sea                                                           65      15      Singapore                                   10 AM     7 PM
          is a port of embarkation and Southampton
                                                           11     20       Lima, Peru (Callao - overnight onboard ship) 7 AM                66      16      At sea
          a port of disembarkation. Organized shore
          excursions for the days of embarkation or        12     21       Lima, Peru (Callao)                                      1 PM    67      17      Phuket, Thailand                             8 AM     5 PM
          disembarkation are available through the         13-16 22-25     At sea                                                           68-70   18-20   At sea
          onboard Tour Office. Passengers interested
          in an extended stay should consult their         17     26       Easter Island, Chile                         9 AM        6 PM    71      21      Cochin, India                                9 AM     6 PM
          travel agent regarding Cruise Plus® packages     18-19 27-28     At sea                                                           72      22      At sea
          in Ft. Lauderdale and Southampton. For those
                                                           20     29       Pitcairn Island (scenic cruising)           10 AM        2 PM    73      23      Mumbai, India                                8 AM    11 PM
          passengers booked on our packages, optional
          tours are available at your hotel.               21-22 30-31     At sea                                                           74-76   24-26   At sea
                                                           23     Feb 1    Tahiti, French Polynesia (Papeete)           8 AM        5 PM    77      27      Dubai, United Arab Emirates                  8 AM     9 PM
                                                           24     2        At sea                                                           78-81   28-31   At sea
                                                           25     3        Rarotonga, Cook Islands                      8 AM        5 PM    82-83   Apr 1-2 At sea
                                                           26-29 4-8       At sea (cross International Dateline)                            84      3       Safaga, Egypt (for Luxor/Karnak)             7 AM    11 PM
                                                           30     9        Auckland, New Zealand                        7 AM       10 PM    85      4       At sea
                                                           31-33 10-12     At sea                                                           86      5       Transit the Suez Canal                                7 AM
                                                           34     13       Sydney, Australia                            7 AM       10 PM    87      6       Port Said, Egypt (for Cairo/Giza)            7 AM     8 PM
                                                           35-37 14-16     At sea                                                           88      7       At sea
                                                           38     17       Cairns, Australia (for the Great Barrier Reef) 7 AM      6 PM    89      8       Athens, Greece (Piraeus)                     9 AM     6 PM
                                                           39-40 18-19     At sea                                                           90      9       At sea
                                                           41     20       Rabaul, Papua New Guinea                     8 AM        5 PM    91      10      Sorrento/Capri, Italy                        8 AM     5 PM
                                                           42-43 21-22     At sea                                                           92      11      Rome, Italy (Civitavecchia)                  7 AM     6 PM
                                                           44     23       Chuuk Island (Truk), Micronesia              7 AM        5 PM    93      12      Cannes, France (for Monte Carlo)             9 AM     6 PM
                                                           45     24       At sea (cross the Equator)                                       94      13      Barcelona, Spain                             12 N    11 PM
                                                           46     25       Guam, Northern Mariana Islands               8 AM        5 PM    95      14      At sea
                                                           47     26       At sea                                                           96      15      Gibraltar                                    7 AM     1 PM
                                                           48     27       Iwo Jima, Japan (scenic cruising)           11 AM        2 PM    97      16      Lisbon, Portugal                            10 AM     6 PM
                                                           49     28       At sea                                                           98-99   17-18   At sea
                                                           50     29       Kagoshima, Japan                             8 AM        5 PM    100     19      Cork, Ireland (Cobh - for Blarney Castle)    8 AM     6 PM
                                                           51     Mar 1    At sea                                                           101     20      At sea
                                                           52     2        Shanghai, China                              7 AM        6 PM    102     21      Paris/Normandy, France (Le Havre)            7 AM     7 PM
                                                           53-54 3-4       At sea                                                           103     22      London, England (Southampton)        Disembark AM
        Eiffel Tower
                                                           55     5        Hong Kong                                    7 AM        8 PM

2   |   cruise     itinerary
Capri Island   Sea turtle in the South Pacific   Machu Picchu
    GRAND
    CAYMAN
    When Columbus made his landfall in the
    Caymans in 1503, he found tortoises and
    sea turtles in such profusion that he
    promptly named the islands Las Tortugas.                                                   Hell


    But the name that stuck for the islands was the Carib word                                                         THINGS TO SEE AND DO
                                                                                                                         IN AND AROUND GRAND CAYMAN
    Caimanas. Fitting, since the caiman is a New World crocodilian
    and the islands were long the lair of pirates, buccaneers,                                 GEORGE TOWN                                     TURTLE FARM
                                                                                               Grand Cayman’s charming capital city is         The world’s only commercial green sea
    and assorted freebooters. Despite their past, the Caymans are                              situated around a protected harbor.             turtle hatchery.

    a Caribbean demi-paradise of white-sand beaches, coral gardens,                            HELL                                            STINGRAY SANDBAR
                                                                                               A small tourist village surrounded by unusual   This famous sandbar is located two miles
    and offshore waters harboring spectacular shipwrecks.                                      rock formations.                                offshore and teems with Southern stingrays.

    Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman also boast
    the highest standard of living in the entire Caribbean.
    This union of natural beauty and cosmopolitanism makes
    Grand Cayman a spectacular port of call for today’s adventurers.
    Note: Grand Cayman is an anchorage port; passengers transfer to shore via ship’s tender.
    In certain sea conditions, an alternate pier is used to transfer passengers ashore.
    This may cause tour durations to vary.




                                                                                               Grouper



Seven Mile Beach
                                                                                                                                              TOUR
                                  G R A N D       C AY M A N        I S L A N D    H I G H L I G H T S
                                                                                                                                 GCM-100
Enjoy an island drive that provides               at the Governor’s Mansion, Seven
an overview of the west end of Grand              Mile Beach, and the Old Caymanian                                              DURATION
Cayman and includes stops at the Tortuga          Homestead prior to arriving at Hell.                                           Approximately 2 hours
Rum Factory and Hell.
                                                  This small tourist area is surrounded
WHAT YOU VISIT                                    by unusual rock formations that once
Board your air-conditioned transportation         led an island commissioner to exclaim,
and depart George Town. Stop at the               “This must be what Hell looks like.”                                           NOTE
                                                                                                                                 Tour sequence may vary.
unique Conch Shell House for a photo              Prepare your mail with postage in advance
before arriving at the Tortuga Rum                (Caymanian stamps are available onboard);
Factory. Browse their selection of rum            letters and postcards mailed here are
and their world-famous rum cakes before           postmarked “Hell.”
                                                                                                  Hell
heading to Hell. Stop for a quick photo



      P E D R O      S T.    J A M E S        &   Q U E E N      E L I Z A B E T H     I I    B O TA N I C A L   G A R D E N S                TOUR

                                                                                                                                 GCM-210
Visit Pedro St. James, the birthplace of
Cayman democracy, and the beautiful
Queen Elizabeth II Botanical Gardens.                                                                                            DURATION
                                                                                                                                 Approximately 3 1/2 hours


WHAT YOU VISIT
Board your air-conditioned transportation
and drive southeast from George Town to
Pedro St. James. En route, your driver                                                                                           NOTE
                                                                                                                                 Some walking over flat terrain is
points out sites of interest. At Pedro                                                                                           required at the botanical gardens.

St. James explore the newly renovated
Great House, stroll through its gardens,
and view a multimedia presentation on
Grand Cayman’s history. Your next stop
is Queen Elizabeth II Botanical Gardens.
Maintained by the Cayman government,
the gardens boast rare plants and tropical
flowers and are home to native aquatic
birds and the island’s blue iguana. Return
to the ship after your tour of the gardens.        Great House

                                                                                                                                         Grand       Cayman           |   5
              TOUR
                                                                                     S E V E N    M I L E     B E A C H      B R E A K
GCM-280
                                        Relax and enjoy the day on beautiful            are also available nearby. After a fun-filled   for the ride back to downtown George
                                        Seven Mile Beach. Let your cares melt           day on the beach board the transportation       Town and the tender pier.
DURATION
Approximately 3 1/2 hours               away under the Caribbean sun while
                                        enjoying the facilities of Grand Cayman’s
                                        newest beach destination: Sea Grape Beach.

                                        WHAT YOU VISIT
NOTE                                    Board your transportation for the brief
Bring a towel, adequate sun protec-
tion and some means to purchase         transfer to the beach. Upon arrival an
food and beverages if you desire.
                                        orientation and welcome drink will be
                                        provided and your complimentary lounge
                                        chair and umbrella will be pointed out.
                                        Stroll on the world-famous beach, go for
                                        a swim, or just lie back and soak up the
                                        rays. There are facilities and a beach bar
                                        for refreshments and snacks. Water sports        Seven Mile Beach




              TOUR
                                                                                      B E A C H     H O R S E B A C K         R I D E
GCM-430
                                                                                                                                        Enjoy a leisurely horseback ride along a
DURATION                                                                                                                                deserted beach on Cayman’s North Shore.
Approximately 2 1/2 hours

                                                                                                                                        WHAT YOU VISIT
                                                                                                                                        Board your air-conditioned transportation
                                                                                                                                        for the drive to the stables. After a safety
NOTE
                                                                                                                                        orientation and riding instructions,
Participants must wear a helmet.                                                                                                        a helmet and horse will be assigned. Mount
A waiver/release of liability is
required. The minimum age                                                                                                               your horse and follow the guide down the
required to participate is 12 years
old and the maximum weight limit                                                                                                        beach admiring the scenic ocean front and
is 220 pounds. Bring adequate sun
protection. Galloping is not allowed.                                                                                                   the reef just off shore. On the return ride
                                                                                                                                        take your horse a few feet into the water for
                                                                                                                                        a refreshing walk. After your ride, return to
                                         Beach horseback ride                                                                           the stable and then the tender dock.


6   |   Grand     Cayman
                                                                                                                    TOUR
                       S T I N G R AY        C I T Y   &    U N D E R WAT E R    O B S E R VAT O RY
                                                                                                      GCM-610
View the world-famous stingrays at the
original Stingray City from the comfort
                                                                                                      DURATION
of an underwater observatory.                                                                         Approximately 2 1/2 hours


WHAT YOU VISIT
Board your transportation for the drive
to the transfer boat. During the cruise to
Stingray City enjoy complimentary fruit                                                               NOTE
                                                                                                      This tour does not include snorkeling
punch and relax on the on the sun deck                                                                with the stingrays.

or shaded seating area. Upon arrival at
Stingray City, enjoy watching a diver
interact with friendly southern stingrays.
After approximately one hour at the
site the boat will return to shore where
your transportation back to the ship
                                                Stingray
will be waiting.



                                                                                                                    TOUR
                                   AT L A N T I S      S U B M A R I N E   E X P E D I T I O N        GCM-670
Discover the underwater wonders of
Grand Cayman onboard the world’s                                                                      DURATION
                                                                                                      Approximately 1 1/2 hours
first submarine designed for passenger
excursions.

WHAT YOU VISIT
Board the Atlantis and dive to approxi-                                                               NOTE
                                                                                                      Due to safety reasons, the minimum
mately 100 feet in this state-of-the-art                                                              height required to participate is
air-conditioned sub. From your viewing                                                                36 inches. Participants must negotiate
                                                                                                      7 to 12 steep steps to get down into
window you can observe schools of                                                                     the sub. Passengers with cameras
                                                                                                      should use 400 ASA or higher speed
tropical fish and exotic coral formations,                                                            film onboard the sub for best results.
                                                                                                      The sub is U.S. Coast Guard certified.
as the sub’s captain narrates your cruise.
Transfer to and from Atlantis via ferry.        Atlantis submarine



                                                                                                              Grand       Cayman         |     7
             TOUR
                                                              A L L U R A       C ATA M R A N           S A I L     T O   S T I N G R AY      S A N D B A R
GCM-810
                                                                                         You have heard about the world-famous            Snorkeling equipment including
                                                                                         stingrays — now is your opportunity to           snorkel vest, professional instruction,
DURATION
Approximately 31/2 hours                                                                 interact with these graceful marine animals.     supervision, food for rays, complimentary
                                                                                                                                          beverage, and transportation are included.
                                                                                         WHAT YOU VISIT
                                                                                         Board your transportation for a short
                                                                                         transfer to the Allura sailing catamaran.
NOTE                                                                                     The catamaran is spacious and comfortable,
The minimum age required to
participate is 8 years old. Stingray                                                     and also has a shaded area. At the sandbar
Sandbar lies a few miles offshore.
Water depth at the entry point is                                                        a safety briefing and snorkeling lesson will
typically 3 to 4 deep and there are
some steps to negotiate. Bring a                                                         be provided before you enter the water
towel and adequate sun protection.
                                                                                         to interact with and feed the dozens of
                                                                                         Southern stingrays. The experienced crew
                                                                                         will ensure you have the ultimate photo
                                                                                         opportunity, before hoisting the sails for
                                        Allura                                                                                             Stingray Sandbar
                                                                                         the return to shore and then the tender dock.

             TOUR

GCM-850                                                                                R AY S    &    R E E F       S N O R K E L I N G


DURATION                               A two-stop snorkeling excursion offers            Snorkeling equipment including snorkel           food for the rays, complimentary fruit
Approximately 3 1/2 hours
                                       stingrays, coral reefs and colorful               vest, professional instruction, supervision,     punch and transportation are included.
                                       tropical fish.

                                       WHAT YOU VISIT
                                       After a short transfer board a snorkeling
NOTE
The minimum age required to            boat and relax during the ride to famed
participate is 8 years old. Stingray
Sandbar lies a few miles offshore.     Stingray Sandbar. At this offshore sandbar
Water depth at the entry point from
the boat is 6 to 10 feet. Depth on     you can snorkel, feed, and interact with
the sandbar averages from 3 to 4
feet deep.                             dozens of graceful Southern stingrays. Your
                                       second snorkeling stop is a coral garden,
                                       an adjacent patch reef of coral heads,
                                       willowy soft corals, and colorful sea fans.
                                       The tropical marine life includes parrotfish,
                                       angelfish, grunts and tangs.                        Squirrelfish and coral

8   |   Grand    Cayman
   MANTA (QUITO)
   The small port of Manta is the gateway
   to Ecuador and its capital, Quito.
   A small nation the size of the United Kingdom, Ecuador has
   one of the world’s most varied terrains. Six hundred watery
   miles to the west of Manta lay the Galapagos Islands; to the
   east raise the Andes, home to Ecuador’s important cities,           Presidential Palace

   including Quito. Founded in 1534 and one of the best-preserved                             THINGS TO SEE AND DO
   cities in South America, Quito was designated a world heritage                                     IN AND AROUND MANTA

   site in 1978 by UNESCO. The city, apart from its unique position
                                                                       Manta is primarily the gateway to Quito.       ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM
   right by the equator, boasts superb Baroque colonial architecture   Keep in mind this port city offers little      Sponsored by the Central Bank, this small
                                                                       tourist infrastructure; motorcoaches and       museum features quality artifacts from the
   such as the Monastery and Church of San Francisco — the first       tour guides are imported to the area.
                                                                                                                      Manta culture, from which the city takes
                                                                                                                      its name.
   major religious structure built in the New World.                   Be prepared for hot and humid conditions.
                                                                       Despite our best efforts, there is no guar-
                                                                                                                      MONTECRISTI
                                                                       antee of air-conditioned coaches. Your visit   This town is the birthplace of the Panama hat,
                                                                       to Manta offers a glimpse of a small, sleepy   still made today in small, family-run home
                                                                       port town.                                     industries. When your ship is in Manta,
                                                                                                                      Montecristi’s central square adopts a market
                                                                                                                      atmosphere, displaying a multitude of
                                                                                                                      Panama hats and local artifacts.




                                                                       Archbishop’s Palace — Quito


Panama hats for sale
                                                                   I V O RY    N U T     A C T R        L
                                                                                       F T O U O RTYI T& EM O N T E C R I S T I


                                 Travel through the countryside to visit the   PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
                                 home of the Panama hat; see artisans          Montecristi
                                 carving figurines and jewelry from the        The main square boasts murals, fine colonial
                                 ivory-like palm nut, plus have time to        buildings and a cathedral.
                                 browse for the perfect memento of your
                                 visit to Ecuador.
                                                                               SHOPPING
                                 WHAT YOU VISIT                                Take a break to shop for ceramics, wicker
                                 Montecristi                                   work and Panama hats in the artisan’s
                                 Founded in the early 1600s, this small        market in Montecristi’s main square.
                                 colonial town is noted for its weaving and
                                                                               WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
Quito monument                   wicker work, and is the birthplace of the
                                 Panama hat.                                   Travel down Manta’s chief promenade to
                                                                               Montecristi, passing unspoiled beaches,
                                 Ivory Nut Factory
             TOUR                                                              small fishing villages, and a tropical dry—
                                 See artisans carve figurines and jewelry
     MEC-B                       from taguera, an ivory-like palm nut.
                                                                               not rain forest.                               Banco Central Archaeological Museum—Manta



DURATION
Approximately 3 to 3 1/2 hours




                                  Cathedral in Montecristi                      Ivory nut factory

10   |   Manta
                                                        C L A S S I C      Q U I T O


Nestled in an equatorial valley between two      Presidential Palace                            LUNCH
ranges of the Andes, Quito was designated        See the entrance to the palace, home to        A three-course lunch will be served in
a world heritage site in 1978. This full-day     Ecuador’s president. The balcony offers        a colonial convent.
tour, showcasing the city’s exquisite colonial
                                                 a panorama of Independence Square.
heart, results in an in-depth introduction to                                                   WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
South America’s best-preserved city with         San Francisco Square
                                                                                                From the pier, board motorcoaches and
lunch served in a colonial convent.              Wander through the oldest square in the
                                                                                                transfer to Manta airport for your flight
                                                 city and visit the Monastery and Church
WHAT YOU VISIT                                                                                  to Quito. Upon arrival, board your motor-
                                                 of San Francisco. The monastery is the
Independence Square                                                                             coach for your tour of Quito. Your tour
                                                 first great religious structure built in the
Quito’s main square boasts some of its                                                          may take in such Quito landmarks as the
                                                 Americas; the church features colonial-
finest architectural landmarks, including                                                       19th-century Hospital, the Central Bank,    Altar in cathedral—Quito
                                                 style Baroque architecture and has a small
the Cathedral, the Archbishop’s Palace,                                                         the Basilica, the Sucre National Theater
                                                 museum devoted to colonial life.
the Presidential Palace and the Municipal                                                       and the Simon Bolivar Monument.
Palace.                                                                                         After your day in Quito, proceed to the                    TOUR
                                                 PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
Archbishop’s Palace                              Panecillo                                      airport for the return flight to Manta.           MEC-H
Visit the palace’s main courtyard. For           From this scenic point, you may enjoy          Motorcoaches transfer you to the port to
centuries, the palace was home to Quito’s        panoramic views of Quito and the sur-          reboard the ship.
                                                                                                                                             DURATION
Catholic archbishop.                             rounding countryside (weather permitting).                                                  Approximately 9 hours




                                                                                                                                             NOTE
                                                                                                                                             Quito lies at approximately 9, 300
                                                                                                                                             feet above sea level. At this altitude,
                                                                                                                                             anyone can be affected by altitude
                                                                                                                                             sickness. Those participating should
                                                                                                                                             receive a medical check up before
                                                                                                                                             embarkation. Ask your physician
                                                                                                                                             about preventive measures to
                                                                                                                                             alleviate the symptoms of altitude
                                                                                                                                             sickness. This excursion has limited
                                                                                                                                             availability and is non refundable.




 San Francisco Square

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                                                                        C U Z C O     &        C H U     I I    E
                                                                                           M A T O U R P T CTCLH U           O V E R L A N D

                                     Fly to the longest mountain range in the world to visit Cuzco — “the archaeological capital of the Americas,” be amazed by the structure
                                     of a military fortress built of boulders weighing up to 125 tons, journey via train by the source of the Amazon to visit the Incan sanctuary
                                     of Machu Picchu.

                                     DAY ONE                                          WHAT YOU VISIT                                 fortress features zigzag terraced walls
                                     From the pier, drive to Manta Airport for an     Santo Domingo Church                           stretching more than 1,200 feet and
                                     early morning flight to Lima. Transfer planes    Built on the site of the Inca Temple of        once standing more than 50 feet high.
                                     in Lima for your flight to Cuzco. On arrival,    the Sun, the 17th-century church boasts
                                     travel to your hotel. After check-in, there is   masterly stonework. The cathedral features     PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES
                                     time for rest and a light lunch before tak-      a hand-carved pulpit and choirs, priceless     Plaza de Armas
                                     ing the city tour. The center of the Incan                                                      Cuzco’s main square features the cathedral
                                                                                      statuary and paintings, gold and silver
                                     Empire, Cuzco is the “archaeological capital                                                    and other historic buildings.
Local woman at cathedral                                                              altars, as well as other religious articles.
                                     of the Americas.” The city offers a view
                                                                                      Sacsayhuaman Fortress                          Christo Blanco Overlook
                                     of the intermingling of three cultures:
                                                                                      Constructed of huge boulders — some            Panoramic city views from an overlook
             TOUR                    the native Quechua, colonial Spanish and
                                     modern Peruvian.                                 weighing more than 130 tons — the              that features the Christo Blanco — a statue
MEC-OA/OB                                                                                                                            of Christ carved from white stone.

                                                                                                                                     SHOPPING
DURATION
Approximately 3 nights / 4 days                                                                                                      At the ruins, vendors offer a selection of
                                                                                                                                     sweaters, blankets and weavings made of
                                                                                                                                     natural fibers.

                                                                                                                                     WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                                                                                                                     The drive through Cuzco features the
                                                                                                                                     city’s numerous churches and colonial
                                                                                                                                     buildings, many with intricate wood
NOTE
Flash photography is not permitted                                                                                                   balconies, and several that were built on
in Santo Domingo Church.
                                                                                                                                     Inca foundations.
Please visit princess.com for
important information regarding
this overland.
                                                                                                                                     DINNER & ACCOMMODATIONS
                                                                                                                                     Dine on local specialties served in your
                                                                                                                                     hotel dining room. Spend the evening
                                                                                                                                     relaxing and preparing for an early start
                                      Machu Picchu
                                                                                                                                     the next morning.



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                                  C U Z C O    &    M A C H U       P I C C H U        O V E R L A N D


DAY TWO                                        aqueducts leading to the Temple of the         WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
After an early morning American-style          Three Windows. There the sun’s rays            The train trip to Machu Picchu travels
buffet breakfast, meet your guide and          pass through the temple to illuminate          through the Urubamba Valley. The vistas
transfer to the train station for the rail     the Sacred Plaza. The tour includes            offer scenes of the snow-capped Andes and
trip to Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, you        the curious stone block believed to be         Veronica Glacier, terraced fields — some
will have a short walk to the minibuses
                                               a solar clock.                                 from Incan times — and the Vilcanota
that take you up the mountainside for
a walking tour of the site.                                                                   River, a source of the Amazon. Ruined
                                               LUNCH
                                                                                              haciendas dot the countryside. Take note
                                               A buffet-style lunch is served at the
WHAT YOU VISIT                                                                                of the local women’s traditional, brightly
                                               Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge.
Machu Picchu                                                                                  colored dress, topped off by distinctive hats.
Located between the two peaks of Huayna        SHOPPING                                                                                        Machu Picchu
Picchu (Young Peak) and Machu Picchu                                                          DINNER & ACCOMMODATIONS
                                               Before reboarding your train, shop for
(Old Peak), this abandoned Inca city is        sweaters, blankets and handicrafts at          Dinner is served at your Cuzco hotel. Relax
                                                                                              in your hotel for a well deserved overnight.               TOUR
a complex of engineered terraces and           the nearby marketplace.
                                                                                                                                                MEC-OA/OB
DAY THREE                                      to the fortress (approximately 250 steps)      DINNER & ACCOMMODATIONS
After an early morning American-style          and view the huge Monoliths that form          Dinner is served at your Cuzco hotel. Relax
buffet breakfast, meet your guide and          the Temple of Sun.                             in your hotel for a well deserved overnight.
travel to the Scared Valley.
                                               Pisac Market
WHAT YOU VISIT                                 It is one of the most famous artesania
Ollantaytambo                                  markets in South America. Stroll through
Located in the Scared Valley of the Incas,     the stalls which sell ceramics, alpaca
it is the oldest continuously occupied         sweaters, paintings and numerous other
settlement in the Americas. It was here        Peruvian souvenirs.
that Manco Inca defeated the Spanish in
                                               LUNCH
1538 before fleeing to the mountains of        Lunch will be served at a local
Vilcabamba. Climb the steep stine steps        restaurant.                                     Peruvian souvenirs




DAY FOUR                                       YOUR LIMA TOUR                                 WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
After an American-style buffet breakfast,      Visit Lima’s historic center and see the       Board your motorcoach for a drive of
check out and transfer to the airport for      restored Plaza Mayor with views of             approximately 40 minutes to Callao.
your return flight to Lima. In Lima, briefly
                                               City Hall, the Presidential Palace and
tour the city by motorcoach before driving
to Callao to rejoin the ship.                  the Cathedral.

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                                                                                                             O      T I N
                                                                                         G A L A P A G O S TO VUERR L A T LDE A D V E N T U R E

                                  Tour the Charles Darwin Research Station. Join English-speaking naturalists and explore the archipelago’s islands by vessel.

                                  DAY ONE – MANTA/                                                        walking gingerly near the base of                                   DINNER & ACCOMMODATIONS
                                  GUAYAQUIL/GALAPAGOS                                                     Pinnacle Rock. One of the smallest of the                           Dinner and overnight lodging are aboard
                                  Board your motorcoach and drive                                         penguins, the Galapagos penguin is the                              your vessel.
                                  approximately three hours to Guayaquil                                  only species found north of the Equator.
                                  airport. Transfer to the plane for the
                                  approximately 90-minute flight to Baltra.

                                  WHAT YOU VISIT
                                  Bartolomé Island
                                  The island is home to famous Pinnacle
Galapagos Pelican                 Rock, the most recognized landmark in
                                  the Galapagos. Join your English-speaking
                                  naturalist and set out on a walking tour
             TOUR                 of the island. Ascend the island’s highest
 MEC-RA/RB                        point and view the scars left by volcanic
                                  activity. Observe Galapagos penguins                                       Bartolomé Island with Pinnacle Rock



DURATION
Approximately 3 nights / 4 days
                                  DAY TWO – ISABELA/FERNANDINA,                                           bird and marine life compared to the other                          island to change its landscape and wildlife.
                                  THE GALAPAGOS                                                           islands. Join your English-speaking natu-                           View the brachycereus cactus and two
                                  Cruise to Urbina Bay for a full day of                                  ralist and set out on a walking tour of                             kinds of volcanic formations “pa-hoe-hoe”
                                  exploration at two different sites.                                     the island. Observe the giant tortoises,                                          .
                                                                                                                                                                              lava and “AA” Keep an eye out for the
                                                                                                          land iguanas and flightless cormorants.                             Galapagos penguins, Galapagos hawks
                                  WHAT YOU VISIT
                                                                                                                                                                              and sea lions.
                                  Isabel                                                                  Fernandina
                                  Located on the western edge of the archipel-                            Tour the youngest and one of the                                    DINNER & ACCOMMODATIONS
                                  ago, this is the largest island and is shaped like                      most active of the Galapagos Islands.                               Dinner and overnight lodging are aboard
                                  a seahorse. This island is rich with animal,                            Eruptions still occur which causes the                              your vessel.

                                                                                                   TOUR NOTES ON GALAPAGOS OVERLAND ADVENTURE

                                   Your Galapagos Itinerary may vary due to weather conditions or changes in park regulations at Galapagos National Park. The descrip-        Your fare includes the following:
                                   tions here are examples of sites which may be visited during your voyage. Itineraries will vary by vessel and conditions on the day.       • Sightseeing as described subject to timing
                                                                                                                                                                              • Transportation via motorcoach and plane
                                   Passengers will need to pay a $10 USD fee on arrival into the Galapagos for a Transit Migratory Card. This fee is not included as          • English speaking guide
                                   part of the tour and must be paid in cash directly to the authorities by each individual passenger.                                        • Accommodations in the Galapagos as described
                                                                                                                                                                              • Meals as stated
                                   Please be advised that the tour is non-refundable; reservations must be made 30 days in advance of the cruise. Participation is limited;   • Entrance fees
                                   we suggest booking early. A minimum number of participants are required to operate this tour.
                                                                                                                                                                              Your fare does not include the following:
                                   Be advised that there is extensive walking over uneven ground in the Galapagos; passengers should wear comfortable walking                 • Refreshments
                                   shoes. Be prepared for hot / humid conditions and maneuvering in and out of small boats. Wildlife sighting is not guaranteed.              • Telephone calls
                                                                                                                                                                              • Laundry
                                   All sightseeing is subject to flight arrival times.                                                                                        • Gratuities
                                                                                                                                                                              • Room Service



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                                                      O      T I N
                                  G A L A P A G O S TO VUERR L A T LDE A D V E N T U R E


DAY THREE – EGAS PORT/JERVIS,                 Santiago                                       herons, great blue herons, lava herons,
THE GALAPAGOS                                 Most of the landscape is tuff-stone layers     oyster catchers and the yellow crowned
After breakfast aboard, set out on            and lava flows, the surrounding area is        night heron. View marine iguanas grazing
a full-day exploration.
                                              good for spotting and observing hunting        upon algae beds at low tide sharing space
                                                                                             with red sally light-foot crabs and a colony
                                                                                             of fur-seal. Time permitting, you can
                                                                                             swim and snorkel at the beach.
                                                                                             Jervis
                                                                                             It is often considered the geographic
                                                                                             center of Galapagos because it has the
                                                                                             most diversified volcanic rocks of all         Brachycereus cactus

                                                                                             the Islands. Take a short walk to the
                                                                                             salt water lagoon, where flamingos are                   TOUR
                                                                                             occasionally spotted.
                                                                                                                                              MEC-RA/RB
                                                                                             DINNER & ACCOMMODATIONS
                                                                                             Dinner and overnight lodging are aboard
 Marine Iguanas                                                                              your vessel.




DAY FOUR – SANTA CRUZ ISLAND/                 Darwin Research Station where over             station is also home to a center where
BALTRA/QUAYAQUIL/LIMA                         100 scientists work to preserve this World     endangered Galapagos tortoises are
After breakfast and checkout, board
                                              Heritage Site and its wildlife. The research   bred, reared, and reintroduced to their
your motorcoach for the drive to Charles
Darwin research Station. After your visit,                                                                      natural habitats.
transfer to Baltra Airport for your flight
to Guayaquil. Transfer planes in Guayaquil                                                                      WHAT YOU SEE
for your approximately two-hour interna-                                                                        ALONG THE WAY
tional flight to Lima. On arrival, transfer                                                                     After touring the
to a motorcoach and drive to Callao,                                                                            Charles Darwin
where you rejoin the ship.
                                                                                                                Research Station,
WHAT YOU VISIT                                                                                                  board a motorcoach
Charles Darwin Station                                                                                          for a scenic drive
Galapagos National Park headquarters are                                                                        through Santa Cruz
                                               Sally light-foot crab
based in Puerto Ayora. Tour its Charles                                                                         Island’s lush highlands.
                                                                                                                                                           Manta   |   15
   CALLAO (LIMA)
   In 1535, Francisco Pizarro labeled the
   open plains where Lima now stands as
   inhospitable.
   Despite the verdict of the great conquistador, Lima became
   the center of imperial Spanish power, a “City of Kings”
   where 40 viceroys would rule as the direct representatives of   San Francisco Monestary

   the King of Spain. With independence in 1821, Lima became                                THINGS TO SEE AND DO
   Peru’s capital. Near Lima, one of the world’s most desolute                                      IN AND AROUND CALLAO

   deserts is home to the famed drawings of Nazca. These
                                                                   Callao is the gateway for Lima.                  LARCO HERRERA MUSEUM
   drawings inspired Erik von Daniken’s best-selling book                                                           This former hacienda houses Peru’s largest
                                                                   PLAZA MAYOR                                      private collection of pre-Columbian art with
   Chariots of the Gods. With mysteries seeming to be part         The former Plaza de Armas was the symbol of      over 45,000 pieces, gold and silver jewelry,
                                                                   Spanish colonial rule. Today, the Presidential   textiles, ceramics and a collection of erotic art.
   of Peru’s history, perhaps these “drawings” are in fact         Palace, City Hall and Cathedral look over the
                                                                   gardens and fountains of Lima’s main square.     NAZCA LINES
   “the largest astronomy book in the world.”                                                                       Still the subject of much debate, these
                                                                   GOLD MUSEUM                                      immense drawings of animals, birds and
                                                                   Home to a priceless collection of fine gold,     geometric figures range up to 1,000 feet
                                                                   pre-Colombian treasures and an impressive        across and inspired Erik von Daniken’s
                                                                   display of weapons.                              best-selling book, Chariots of the Gods.


                                                                   CASA GARCIA ALVARADO                             SANTO DOMINGO CHURCH
                                                                   This gracious house constructed in 1912 still    Completed at the end of the 16th-century,
                                                                   reflects the elegant tradition of Lima in        the three-nave church has artistic choirs
                                                                   the 1930s.                                       carved in cedar along with a beautiful dome.


                                                                   PACHACAMAC RUINS
                                                                   This ancient religious center, thought to
                                                                   date back to around 700 A.D., is the most
                                                                   important archaeological site close to Lima.




Government building—Lima, Peru
                  G R A N D        L I M A :         C I T Y,   G O L D       M U S E U M        &      I N D I A N   M A R K E T


View highlights of colonial and modern Lima;           Casa Garcia Alvarado
appreciate fine colonial architecture adorned          This beautiful former home located in the
with Sevillian tiles with visits to a 16th-century     Miraflores district still reflects the elegant
church and a monastery, see a traditional              tradition of Lima in the 1930s.
1930s villa located in Lima’s elegant seaside
region of Miraflores; marvel at a priceless            Gold Museum
collection of pre-Columbian jewelry and art            The museum features one of Peru’s largest
and shop at the Indian Market.                         private collections of Inca and pre-Inca
                                                       jewelry and ceremonial objects. There is
WHAT YOU VISIT
                                                       also an extensive weapons collection that
Santo Domingo Church
Completed at the end of the 16th-century,              includes Japanese armor and a sword
this three-nave church is graced with artistic         believed to have been owned by the                                                               San Francisco Monastery

choirs carved in cedar and a beautiful dome.           Spanish conquistador Pizarro.
Sevillian glazed tiles in the cloister and             San Francisco Monastery                                                                                        TOUR
baroque carvings in the capitulary hall
characterize this splendid piece of colonial
                                                       One of Lima’s finest colonial buildings,
                                                       its cloisters feature striking colonial
                                                                                                                                                               CA2-A
architecture where San Marcos University,
                                                       frescoes and fine mosaic tiles from Seville.
the first in South America, opened its doors
                                                                                                                                                         DURATION
in 1551.                                                                                                                                                 Approximately 8 1/2 hours
                                                       PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES
                                                                                                            Museum exhibit
                                                       Plaza Mayor
                                                       The former Plaza de Armas was the
                                                                                                          Several quality shops offer jewelry,
                                                       symbol of Spanish colonial rule. Today,
                                                                                                          knitwear and handicrafts on the grounds
                                                       the Presidential Palace, City Hall and                                                            NOTE
                                                                                                          of the Gold Museum.                            Cameras are not permitted on the
                                                       Cathedral look over the gardens and                                                               museum grounds.
                                                       fountains of Lima’s main square.                                                                  Flash photography is not permitted
                                                                                                          LUNCH                                          within the interiors of the church or
                                                       Parque del Amor                                    A Creole-style buffet lunch is served along    monastery. Shorts, tank tops and
                                                                                                                                                         sports shoes are inappropriate attire
                                                       This popular Miraflores park, named after          with a pisco sour or beer, wine, soft drink    for visiting the cathedral.

                                                       its contemporary statue dedicated to love,         or bottled water.
                                                       offers vistas over the Pacific Ocean.
                                                                                                          WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                                       SHOPPING                                           You pass through the city’s chic Miraflores
                                                       Peruvian knitwear, museum reproductions,           district. Other points of interest include
                                                       costume jewelry and handicrafts from               the Plaza Dos de Mayo, Plaza San Martin
                                                       various regions are found in the Indian            and Parque del Amor. You return to
 Gold Museum exhibit                                   Market at Petit Thouars Avenue.                    Callao through the San Isidro district.

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                                                                                    E Z    L I M A


                                                                      Take a drive through the “City of the         PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES
                                                                      Kings” to view Lima’s historic sights,        Plaza Mayor
                                                                      appreciate the lifestyle of chic Miraflores   The former Plaza de Armas was the
                                                                      with its Pacific Ocean vistas, and then       symbol of Spanish colonial rule. Today,
                                                                      visit the Indian Market to shop for
                                                                      Peruvian knitwear and handicrafts.            the Presidential Palace, City Hall and
                                                                                                                    Cathedral look over the gardens and
                                                                      YOUR DRIVE                                    fountains of Lima’s main square.
                                                                      From Callao, it is an approximately           Parque del Amor
                                                                      40-minute drive to the city center of
                                                                                                                    This popular Miraflores park, named after
                                                                      Lima. You pass the Plaza 2 de Mayo,
                                                                                                                    its contemporary statue dedicated to love,
                                                                      the Plaza San Martin and the restored
Presidential Palace                                                                                                 offers vistas over the Pacific Ocean.
                                                                      Plaza de Mayor which is surrounded by
                                                                      Lima’s most important buildings. Take in      SHOPPING
              TOUR                                                    Parque del Amor and Huallamarca,              Peruvian knitwear, museum reproductions,
      CA2-G                                                           an ancient pre-Inca burial site. The tour     costume jewelry and handicrafts from
                                                                                                                    various regions are found in the Indian
                                                                      includes a drive through the city’s chic
                                                                      Miraflores district. You return to Callao     Market at Petit Thouars Avenue.
DURATION                                  Plaza de Armas—Lima, Peru
Approximately 4 hours
                                                                      through the San Isidro district.




NOTE
You are not permitted to use flash
cameras within the interiors of the
church or the monastery. Shorts,
tank tops and sports shoes are not
appropriate for visiting the cathedral.




                                          Miraflores park

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                                                                                                                                                               TOUR
                  PA C H A C A M A C               R U I N S   &    P E R U V I A N       P R A N C I N G       H O R S E S
                                                                                                                                                         CA2-I
                                                    WHAT YOU VISIT                                  prancing horses. Stroll around the gardens
                                                    National Museum of Archaeology                  and rooms housing memorabilia, includ-
                                                                                                                                                  DURATION
                                                    and Anthropology                                ing a collection of tooled leather saddles.   Approximately 8 1/2 hours

                                                    The comprehensive collection of                 The highlight is a horse show featuring
                                                    pre-Columbian artifacts includes                the magnificient Peruvian prancing horses.
                                                    mummies, pottery, jewelry and tapestries
                                                    as well as ceramics from a variety of           LUNCH
                                                    pre-Incan cultures.                             Feast on a traditional pachamanca lunch       NOTE
                                                                                                    of beef, pork, lamb and chicken cooked        A fee is charged for use of cameras
                                                    Pachacamac                                                                                    within the museum and its grounds.
                                                                                                    with potatoes and lima beans in an
 Pachacamac oldest ruins                            The ruins, dating back to 700 A.D., con-
                                                                                                    earthen oven. Also included is Sangria
                                                    sist of adobe buildings and temples; still
                                                                                                    or Chicha — a typical Peruvian drink
View ancient artifacts, jewelry and                 visible are the remains of the Temple of        made with corn.
mummies, explore pre-Columbian ruins                the Sun God, together with remarkable
featuring temples, sophisticated aque-              irrigation works and reservoirs built by the
ducts and reservoirs, be treated to Sangria                                                         WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                                    Incas during their occupation of the area.
and a traditionally prepared lunch. Then                                                            The drive south to Pachacamac takes the
spend an entertaining afternoon at a private        Tres Cañas                                      Pan-American Highway along the coast.
hacienda with the spectacle of the                  A private hacienda on the outskirts of          After leaving the ruins, you will pass
magnificent Peruvian prancing horses.               Lima is noted for its stable of Peruvian        through many commercial and residential
                                                                                                    regions enroute to the Tres Cañas Ranch.
                                                                                                                                                               TOUR
               L I G H T S       O F     L I M A     &   D I N N E R      AT     C A S A       G A R C I A   A LVA R A D O                             CA2-O
After a drive through Lima’s modern                 DINNER                                          to admire the famous and romantic
suburbs bordering the Pacific Ocean,                                                                                                              DURATION
                                                    A sumptuous three-course gourmet meal           Puente de los Suspiros — Bridge of Sighs.     Approximately 3 1/2 hours
treat yourself to an elegant evening out            with wine will be served either in the
with a sumptuous, wine accompanied,
                                                    dining room, or in the gardened courtyard
candlelit gourmet meal at the historic
Casa Garcia Alvarado.                               of Casa Garcia Alvarado.

WHAT YOU VISIT                                      WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
Casa Garcia Alvarado                                Enjoy a delightful drive through Lima’s
This beautiful former home, located in the          modern suburbs overlooking the Pacific
Miraflores district, still reflects the elegant     Ocean. Pass by Barranco, the Bohemian
tradition of Lima in the 1930s. You will be         district which has a mix of colonial and
treated to a guided visit of this historic home.                                                     Casa Garcia Alvarado
                                                    Republican architecture. Take a moment
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EASTER
ISLAND
The giant stone monoliths of Easter
Island have fascinated and puzzled
Westerners since the Dutch seaman
Roggeven first made landfall there                                                          Moais

on Easter Sunday, 1722.                                                                                             THINGS TO SEE AND DO
                                                                                                                      IN AND AROUND EASTER ISLAND
The mystery of Easter Island’s first settlers remains just that —
a mystery. Today, most anthropologists believe the island was                               In addition to erecting the great Moai, the    AHU TAHAI
                                                                                            society of Rapa Nui possessed consider-        Ahu are the low, ceremonial mounds occupied
settled as part of the great wave of Polynesian emigration,                                 able stone working skills, on a par with       by the great stone Moai. The Ahu at Tahai
                                                                                                                                           hold the island’s earliest stone monoliths.
                                                                                            those found in the Inca Empire of South
since the first inhabitants arrived 400-700 A.D. (the oldest of
                                                                                            America. The islanders also possessed a
                                                                                                                                           RANO RARAKU
the Moai, as the great monoliths are called, date to circa 600 A.D.)                        script called Rongorongo, the only written
                                                                                                                                           The main quarry for the great Moai is
                                                                                            language in all of Oceania.                    actually the crater of an extinct volcano.
Rapa Nui in Polynesian, Easter Island is a remote place,                                                                                   Some 394 Moai in different stages of
                                                                                            HANGA ROA                                      production are found there.
a 64-square-mile volcanic island lying some 2,000 miles from                                Easter Island’s only town is home to most of
                                                                                            the island’s inhabitants.
both Tahiti and the coast of South America. The society that
produced the great stone Moai is thought to have flourished
during the 16th- and 17th-centuries, but population growth,
deforestation and food shortages led to its collapse shortly
thereafter. Today, some 3,400 souls live on Easter Island,
which is one of the world’s most fascinating travel destinations
and a place still shrouded in mysteries.
Please note: The current fee for entry into the National Park is $10 per person; this fee
is included as part of the tours. Independent passengers will need to pay this fee on
arrival to the park.

Note: Easter Island is an anchorage port. Transportation from the ship to shore will be
via the ship’s tender service.
                                                                                            Rano Raraku
                                        E A S T E R   I S L A N D      E X P L O R AT I O N


Some 890 massive stone monoliths stand
on Easter Island. Visit the oldest of these
Moai at Ahu Tahai and then travel to the
quarry where they were produced. After
your tour, enjoy a barbeque lunch.

WHAT YOU VISIT
Ahu Tahai
In 1967/1968 American Archaeologist
William Mulloy restored the ceremonial
complex that dates to the 7th-century A.D.
This complex boasts three ahus, the mounds                                                                                              Moai
that serve as a base for the great stone
statues. The monolith on Ahu Ko Te
                                                                                                                                                       TOUR
Riku stands over 15–feet high, weighs
approximately 20 tons. Ahu Vai Uri holds                                                                                                         IPC-A
five great stones, and a lone statue graces
Ahu Tahai.                                                                                                                               DURATION
                                               Ahu Tahai
                                                                                                                                         Approximately 6 hours
Rano Raraku
This volcanic crater is the site where        PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES                            Ahu Naunau
nearly all of the great Moai were produced.   Vaihu                                          Restored at Anakena in 1978 by local
Today, 390 Moai in various stages of          Situated in Hanga Te’e Bay, this non-          archaeologist Sergio Rapu, this platform
production are found there.                   restored archaeological site has the remains   has the best-preserved Moai that have
                                                                                                                                         NOTE
                                              of ceremonial platforms and toppled over       been re-erected.                            Participants must hike over uneven
                                                                                                                                         terrain.
                                              stone statues — witnesses of the tribal
                                                                                                                                         Vehicles are not air-conditioned.
                                              wars that destroyed the whole culture on       LUNCH                                       Guides will only provide narration

                                              Easter Island.                                 Anakena Beach                               during the visits; not while on the
                                                                                                                                         transports.
                                                                                             One time was the private residency of
                                              Ahu Tongariki
                                                                                             royal dynasty, and according to legend,
                                              The largest stone platform on the island
                                                                                             the place where King Hotu Matua landed.
                                              with 15 re-erected stone Moais. In 1960 a
                                                                                             Here, you will enjoy a buffet barbeque
                                              tsunami dispersed them over the area and
                                                                                             lunch. Before returning to the ship, you
                                              but today they have been restored to their
 Orongo village                                                                              will have time to visit the Ahu Tahai.
                                              orginal locations.



                                                                                                                                                Easter       Island      |     21
              TOUR                                                              H I G H L I G H T S      O F    E A S T E R       I S L A N D
         IPC-B
                                        Some 890 massive stone monoliths stand                                                          PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES
                                        on Easter Island. Visit the oldest of these                                                     Vaihu
DURATION                                Moai at Ahu Tahai and then travel to the
Approximately 3 1/2 hours
                                                                                                                                        Situated in Hanga Te’e Bay, this non-
                                        quarry where they were produced.                                                                restored archaeological site has the remains
                                        WHAT YOU VISIT
                                                                                                                                        of ceremonial platforms and toppled over
                                        Ahu Tahai                                                                                       stone statues — witnesses of the tribal
                                        In 1967/1968 Archaeologist William                                                              wars that destroyed the whole culture on
NOTE
Participants must hike over uneven      Mulloy restored the ceremonial complex                                                          Easter Island.
terrain.

Vehicles are not air-conditioned.
                                        that dates to the 7th-century A.D. This           Walking amongst the Moai                      Ahu Tongariki
Guides will only provide narration      complex boasts three ahus, the mounds that                                                      The largest stone platform on the island
during the visits; not while on the
transports.                             serve as a base for the great stone statues.    Rano Raraku                                     with 15 re-erected stone Moais. In 1960
                                        The monolith on Ahu Ko Te Riku stands           This volcanic crater is the site where nearly   a tsunami dispersed them over the area,
                                        over 15–feet high, weighs approximately         all of the great Moai were produced.            but today they have been restored to their
                                        20 tons. Ahu Vai Uri holds five great           Today, 394 Moai in various stages of            orginal locations.
                                        stones and a lone statue graces Ahu Tahai.      production are found there.

              TOUR
                                                                                           E Z    E A S T E R        I S L A N D
         IPC-G
                                        A more leisurely tour of some of Easter         PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES                             SHOPPING
DURATION                                Island for those passengers who prefer          Vaihu                                           Pause at a Handicraft Market where it is
Approximately 3 1/2 hours               less walking.                                   Situated in Hanga Te’e Bay, this non-           possible to admire some of the crafts in
                                                                                        restored archaeological site has the remains    wood and shells made by the islanders.
                                        WHAT YOU VISIT
                                                                                        of ceremonial platforms and toppled over
                                        Ahu Tahai
                                                                                        stone statues — witnesses of the tribal
                                        In 1967/1968 Archaeologist William
NOTE                                                                                    wars that destroyed the whole culture on
The photo stop at Vinapu may be
                                        Mulloy restored the ceremonial complex
cancelled if conditions do not permit                                                   Easter Island.
as access is via a dirt road.
                                        that dates to the 7th-century A.D. This
Vehicles are not air-conditioned.       complex boasts three ahus, the mounds that      Ahu Akivi
Guides will only provide narration
during the visits; not while on the
                                        serve as a base for the great stone statues.    Oral traditions on the island teach that
transports.
                                        The monolith on Ahu Ko Te Riku stands           the seven restored statues located at Ahu
                                        over 15–feet high, weighs approximately         Akivi represent the seven ambassadors sent
                                        20 tons. Ahu Vai Ure holds five great stones    by the legendary king Hotu Matu’a to
                                        and a lone statue graces Ahu Tahai.             Easter Island.                                   Ahu Akivi




22   |   Easter      Island
    PAPEETE
    Tahiti is not an island — Tahiti has
    always been a state of mind.
    The bustling capital of Tahiti and her islands, Papeete is
    the chief port and trading center, as well as a provocative
    temptress luring people to her shores. Immortalized in the
    novel Mutiny on the Bounty, who could blame the men of             Tahitian woman

    HMS Bounty for abandoning their ship in favor of basking in                                THINGS TO SEE AND DO
                                                                                                      IN AND AROUND PAPEETE
    paradise? And what would Modern Art be without Tahiti’s
    influence on Gauguin and Matisse? Today the island is a charming
                                                                       Contrasting with other French Polynesian      GOVERNMENT CENTER
    blend of Polynesian “joie de vivre” and Gallic sophistication.     ports, Papeete’s coastline initially greets   Houses the Executive and judicial offices for
                                                                       you with a vista of commercial activity       French Polynesia.
    But venture out from Papeete, and you find a landscape of          that graciously gives way to both black
                                                                       and white-sand beaches, villages, resorts
    rugged mountains, lush rain forests, cascading waterfalls and
                                                                       and historic landmarks.
    deserted beaches.
                                                                       POINT VENUS
                                                                       A lighthouse now stands where James Cook
                                                                       and the scientists of his expedition
                                                                       observed the Transit of Venus in 1769.

                                                                       TAHA’RA HILL AND MATAVAI BAY
                                                                       The perfect viewpoint of the bay where
                                                                       Lt. William Bligh’s HMS Bounty anchored.

                                                                       ARAHOHO BLOWHOLE
                                                                       Ocean waves surge through the blowhole
                                                                       formed in volcanic basalt.

                                                                       ARUHURAHU MARAE
                                                                       An ancient, open-air Polynesian temple.

                                                                       GAUGUIN MUSEUM
                                                                       The museum chronicles the French artist’s
                                                                       life in Polynesia and includes two sketches     Church
                                                                       and a sculpture.




Tahitian tapestry
                                                                                 H I G H L I G H T S       O F     PA R A D I S E


                                 The principal island of French Polynesia,          PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES                              Tahara’a “One Tree Hill”
                                 Tahiti is shaped like a figure eight. The          Tomb of Pomare V                                 Captain James Cook sailed the Endeavor
                                 larger section of the island is Tahiti Nui         The last king of Tahiti, Pomare V ruled          into Tahiti’s Matavai Bay in 1769 and
                                 and the smaller is Tahiti Iti. This excursion      for only a short time before his controver-      sighted a single tree with bright red-orange
                                 explores the east coast of Tahiti Nui.             sial decision to transfer sovereignty of his     flowers growing on the promontory above
                                                                                    territories to France in 1880. The tomb          the bay. Cook used the tree as a navigational
                                 WHAT YOU VISIT
                                                                                    is constructed from coral slabs and lava         landmark and named this reference point
                                 James Norman Hall Museum
                                                                                    rocks in a tower-like shape that resembles       “One Tree Hill.” Although the gnarled old
                                 The American writer and co-author of
                                                                                    a Grecian urn.                                   tree has long since disappeared, the lookout
                                 the Bounty Trilogy lived in Tahiti for over
                                 30 years. The museum is an exact replica of        Monument of Captain Bligh                        provides impressive panoramic views of the
Local market                     his house and stands a few yards from the          The National Geographic Society erected          island of Moorea, the Sea of Moons and
                                 sea overlooking Matavai Bay. Inside is the         the monument in the early 1960s to               the surrounding coral reefs and lagoons.
                                 library with the original wooden desk and          commemorate the naval feats of Captain
             TOUR                                                                                                                    Point Venus
                                                                                    Bligh. The breadfruit tree under which the
         PPT-A                   typewriter. Over 3,000 books containing
                                 seven generations of American literature,
                                                                                    monument is erected is of special interest;
                                                                                                                                     The 18th-century explorers Bligh, Wallis
                                                                                                                                     and Cook landed here; Cook’s expedition
                                                                                    it is an offshoot of one of the original trees
                                 antique furniture, nostalgic family photos                                                          observed the Transit of Venus from the
                                                                                    Captain Bligh introduced to the Caribbean
DURATION                         and favorite paintings can be found.                                                                point in 1769. The monumental 110-foot
Approximately 3 to 3 1/2 hours                                                      Islands in 1793.
                                                                                                                                     tall lighthouse built in 1867 is still
                                                                                                                                     operational up to this day.
                                                                                                                                     Arahoho Blowhole
                                                                                                                                     Waves crashing through the volcanic
                                                                                                                                     basalt rock create the famous blowhole.

                                                                                                                                     WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                                                                                                                     From the pier, travel along the scenic
                                                                                                                                     east coast of Tahiti passing the famous
                                                                                                                                     Papenoo surfing beaches. At Point
                                                                                                                                     Venus, admire the black-sand beach
                                                                                                                                     that is recognized by the locals as the
                                                                                                                                     most popular beach on the island.
                                                                                                                                     Before returning to the ship, travel
                                                                                                                                     into the Faarumai Valley to view one
                                                                                                                                     of the most photographed and beautiful
                                  Papeete harbor
                                                                                                                                     waterfalls on Tahiti.
24   |   Papeete
                                                                                                                                                                TOUR
                   C I R C L E      I S L A N D     D R I V E ,      G A U G U I N        M U S E U M      &    L U N C H
                                                                                                                                                          PPT-C
Explore Tahiti’s most spectacular sights;         and Cook landed here; Cook’s expedition          SHOPPING
visit the Gauguin Museum; and partake             observed the Transit of Venus from the           Shop for souvenirs at the museum’s              DURATION
in a lunch of local specialties.                  point in 1769.                                   gift shop.                                      Approximately 6 1/2 hours


WHAT YOU VISIT                                    Arahurahu Marae
                                                                                                   LUNCH
Gauguin Museum                                    Traditional Tahitian religious rituals were
Set in a spacious garden, the museum recre-                                                        A lunch buffet will be served at a restaurant
                                                  held at the marae before the advent of
ates the life of celebrated Post-Impressionist                                                     near the museum.
                                                  Christianity.
painter Paul Gauguin with a multi-media
                                                  Maraa Grotto                                     YOUR CIRCLE ISLAND DRIVE
display. The museum features two original
Gauguin sketches and a sculpture.                 Giant elephant ear ferns and taro grace the      From the pier, you depart on a grand tour
                                                  grotto’s entrance. Inside, overhead springs      that takes in Tahiti’s most spectacular
PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES                               seep through a ceiling of ferns in this cavern   sights, including Tahara’a Hill overlooking
Arahoho Blowhole                                  formed by the sea.                               Matavai Bay, Venus Point, Arahoho
Waves crashing through the volcanic                                                                Blowhole, the Maraa Grotto plus the
                                                  Vaipahi Waterfalls and Gardens
basalt rock create the famous blowhole.                                                            Vaipahi waterfalls and gardens of Mataiea.
                                                  A private property with a garden of local
Point Venus                                       fruit trees, native trees and flowers plus
The 18th-century explorers Bligh, Wallis          a picturesque waterfall setting.
                                                                                                                                                                TOUR

                               PA P E N O O         VA L L E Y       &    WAT E R FA L L           B Y   4 W D                                            PPT-E
Visit some of Tahiti’s most scenic areas          view of the surrounding mountainsides                                                            DURATION
only accessible by 4WD.                           carved by centuries of erosion and cov-                                                          Approximately 3 1/2 to 4 hours


                                                  ered with rich, thick, multi-green rain
YOUR 4WD SAFARI
                                                  forest will awe you. The adventurous
Meet your guide and four-wheel drive
                                                  drive crosses rivers and includes photo
vehicle at the pier and travel to the sce-
                                                  stops of the numerous waterfalls. Take                                                           NOTE
nic east coast of Tahiti and the famous                                                                                                            This is an off-road tour and can be
                                                  a swim in one of the natural pools of                                                            bumpy and dusty. Passengers should
Papenoo Valley. Stop at “One Tree Hill”
                                                  the river before stopping at a panoramic                                                         take this into consideration when
for a fabulous view of Matavai Bay                                                                                                                 booking this tour.
                                                  viewpoint for refreshments. Retrace your
where the island was first discovered by
                                                  path down the valley and pause at the
English explorers in 1767. After a short
                                                  famous surfing and black-sand beaches
coastal drive, turn inland at the mouth
                                                  of Papeenoo before returning to the ship.
of Papenoo River and begin the ascent
up the largest valley on the island. The
                                                                                                    Papenoo Valley waterfall

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   RAROTONGA
   The Cook Islands lie at the very heart of
   Polynesia, and Rarotonga is its capital.
   The island’s present day name comes from “raro” meaning
   down and “tonga” meaning south. Sail west from Rarotonga,
   the largest of the 15 islands, and you reach Samoa and Tonga.
   Sail east and you will encounter Tahiti. Legend has it that                               Muri Beach

   a brave party of explorers set sail from Rarotonga in the                                                          THINGS TO SEE AND DO
                                                                                                                          IN AND AROUND RAROTONGA
   14th century, heading southwest, and discovered “Aotearoa”—
   today’s New Zealand.                                                                      Rarotonga’s largest village is Avarua. In      TE RUA MANGA
                                                                                             addition to its scenery, the island is famed   The volcanic formation rising near the
   Rarotonga remains an unspoiled island of staggering beauty.                               for its great snorkeling and diving sites,     island’s center is known as “The Needle.”
                                                                                             excellent sportfishing, and a relaxed and
   White-sand beaches ring the nearly circular island. Sharp ridges                          easygoing lifestyle.
                                                                                                                                            MURI BEACH
                                                                                                                                            Eight miles of white sand make this the
   cloaked in lush vegetation rise from the interior. And the people                                                                        island’s finest stretch of beach and a superb
                                                                                             ARA METUA
                                                                                                                                            place to sun, swim, snorkel or sail.
   are the storied Polynesians of old — warm, charming and generous.                         When Europeans landed on Rarotonga,
                                                                                             they were surprised to discover a paved,
   The world has not yet spoiled this tropical paradise.                                     all-weather road that was centuries old.
                                                                                             The “Great Road of Toi” is paved with
                                                                                             volcanic rock.
   Note: Rarotonga is a tender port. Transportation from the ship to shore will be via the
   ship’s tender service.
                                                                                             ARAI-TE-TONGA MARAE
                                                                                             This open-air stone temple, or assembly
                                                                                             place, formed the royal court of the Ariki,
                                                                                             or high chief, and remains a sacred place to
                                                                                             Rarotongans.

                                                                                             NGATANGIIA POINT
                                                                                             Legend has it that explorers left here in
                                                                                             1350 A.D. on a voyage of discovery to            Cemetery
                                                                                             New Zealand.




Rarotonga aerial view
                                                                                                                                                          TOUR
                                               C I R C L E         I S L A N D   T O U R
                                                                                                                                                  RAR-A
A drive around the island on the coastal                                                   PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES
road — the Ara Tapu — serves as perfect                                                    Ngatangiia Point
                                                                                                                                            DURATION
introduction to the charms of Rarotonga.                                                   Legend has it that explorers left here in        Approximately 3 hours

                                                                                           1350 A.D. on a voyage of discovery to
YOUR SCENIC DRIVE
                                                                                           New Zealand.
Board your motorcoach and travel through
Avarua, circling the island clockwise.                                                     Black Rock
Your drive takes you past such sites as                                                    These rocks came from a volcanic eruption        NOTE
                                                                                                                                            Tour order may vary.
Ngatangiia Harbour, the historical back                                                    that took place two million years ago.
road Ara Metua — or Road of Toi —                                                          History has it that the site was also an
built in 1050 A.D., ceremonial sites such                                                  ancient burial location for high chiefs.
as Arai Te Tonga, old church buildings,                                                    Here they were placed gently onto a raft
the Parliament, and airport traveling                                                      and sailed into the sunset.
through a lush tropical landscape dotted
with plantations of citrus, banana, tapioca,
                                                Ngatangiia Point
paw paw and taro.

                                                                                                                                                          TOUR

                                                  R A R O      4 W D      S A FA R I                                                              RAR-C
Travel by 4WD vehicle into the interior for    marae and enjoy stunning island, ocean      YOUR 4WD SAFARI
                                                                                                                                            DURATION
a close-up view of Te Rua Manga, the peak      and lagoon views.                           Meet your local driver/guide in Avarua.          Approximately 2 1/2 to 3 hours
known as “The Needle” — visit a sacred                                                     Your guide describes the native flora and
                                                                                           fauna as you cross the Ara Metua, the
                                                                                           ancient volcanic stone road, and ascend
                                                                                           the lush Avatiu Valley for a close-up view of
                                                                                                                                            NOTE
                                                                                           Te Rua Manga, the volcanic spire known as        Due to the bumpy nature of the
                                                                                           “The Needle.” Then climb a rugged trail          vehicles, this tour is not recom-
                                                                                                                                            mended for expectant mothers
                                                                                           to a plateau on the island’s west side where     or those with back problems.
                                                                                                                                            Appropriate walking shoes are
                                                                                           you’ll take a short walk along a ridgeline       suggested for those wishing to
                                                                                                                                            take part in the short nature walk
                                                                                           offering spectacular valley and coastal views.
                                                                                           Continue along the Ara Metua around the
                                                                                           island to Papua Waterfall (Wigmore’s
                                                                                           Waterfall), enjoying island, ocean and lagoon
                                                                                           views. Return to Avarua by the coast road,
 Te Rua Manga, The Needle
                                                                                           stopping at the sacred Arai-Te-Tonga Marae.
                                                                                                                                                         Rarotonga           |   27
              TOUR
                                                                                   E C O     T O U R     W I T H     M U R I    B E A C H
      RAR-G
                                       Explore some of the more difficult-to-reach         PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES                           DEMONSTRATION & REFRESHMENTS
                                       sites on the island of Rarotonga to discover        Lookout on Papini Hill                        Watch a demonstration of traditional
DURATION
Approximately 3 to 3 1/2 hours
                                       the Maori culture and traditions of the island.     The overlook has views of the villages and    medicine making while enjoying a platter
                                                                                           plantations that make up the district of      of fresh fruits.
                                       WHAT YOU VISIT
                                                                                           Matavera.
                                       Noni Juice Factory
                                                                                                                                         WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                       During World War II, soldiers based on              Needle Lookout
                                                                                                                                         From the pier board an air-conditioned
NOTE                                   Polynesian islands were taught by the               The 1,345 foot high volcanic outcrop
                                                                                                                                         van for a scenic tour of the island.
The Noni Juice Factory is closed on    natives to eat the noni fruit. Growing abun-        on the northwest side of the island is
Saturdays and Sundays. A visit to                                                                                                        The drive takes in stunning views of the
a local home to view the Noni fruit    dantly on Rarotonga today, products of the          one of its highest points. Carvings can
growing process will be substituted.                                                                                                     village of Matavera and Pacific Ocean,
                                       fruit are exported for the healing properties       be seen here similar to those found on
                                                                                                                                         the plantations and valleys. At a local
                                       the fruit is thought to possess. Stop briefly       Easter Island.
                                                                                                                                         dwelling an explanation of the traditional
                                       at a factory producing these products.
                                                                                                                                         uses of the fauna and flora for making
                                                                                                                                         traditional local medicines before returning
                                                                                                                                         to the ship.

              TOUR

     RAR-M                                                                               TA K I T U M U       N AT U R E       H I K E


                                                                                                                                         A guided walking tour highlights
DURATION                                                                                                                                 Rarotonga’s efforts to protect and
Approximately 3 1/4 hours
                                                                                                                                         preserve native habitat and species —
                                                                                                                                         including the Kakerori Bird, the island’s
                                                                                                                                         indigenous flycatcher.

                                                                                                                                         YOUR WALKING TOUR
NOTE
Requires walking over long                                                                                                               After a short bus transfer, meet your guide
distances and uneven terrain.
Recommended for physically-fit
                                                                                                                                         and set off for an approximately two hour
passengers who enjoy hiking.
Wear comfortable, sturdy walking
                                                                                                                                         trek through dense growth and over
shoes or hiking boots.                                                                                                                   uneven terrain. Your guide points out the
Bring insect repellent.
                                                                                                                                         many medicinal plants found in the island
                                                                                                                                         rain forest. Keep your eyes open in case
                                                                                                                                         you spot the Kakerori, whose numbers
                                                                                                                                         have decreased over the years with the rise
                                        Rain forest                                                                                      of island predators.


28   |   Rarotonga
   AUCKLAND
   Straddling a narrow isthmus created by
   60 different volcanoes, New Zealand’s
   former capital boasts scenic beauty,
   historical interest and a cosmopolitan
   collection of shops, restaurants,
   museums, galleries and gardens.
                                                                      Mt. Eden

   Rangitoto, Auckland’s largest and youngest volcano, sits in                                 THINGS TO SEE AND DO
                                                                                                    IN AND AROUND AUCKLAND
   majestic splendor just offshore. Mt. Eden and One Tree Hill,
   once home to Maori earthworks, overlook the city. One of
                                                                      Europeans arrived at present-day               GLOW WORM GROTTO
   New Zealand’s fine wine districts lies to the north of Auckland.   Auckland in 1839; in 1840, control of the      Marvel at the twinkling glow worms as small
                                                                      peninsula passed from the Maori to the         boats glide you along the underground
                                                                                                                     waterways.
                                                                      British with the signing of the Waitangi
                                                                      treaty. Auckland served as New Zealand’s
                                                                                                                     KELLY TARLTON’S UNDERWATER WORLD
                                                                      capital from 1841 until 1865, when the seat    AND ANTARCTIC ENCOUNTER
                                                                      of government moved to Wellington.             Observe marine life from acrylic walk-
                                                                                                                     through tunnels and visit a re-creation of
                                                                      AUCKLAND WAR MEMORIAL MUSEUM                   Captain Scott’s Antarctic expedition of 1911.
                                                                      Focusing on New Zealand and the Pacific
                                                                      Islands, the collection includes an 82-foot    AUCKLAND SKY TOWER
                                                                      Maori war canoe.                               Offering 360-degree views of Auckland, it is
                                                                                                                     a busy commercial and recreational harbor
                                                                      MOUNT EDEN                                     giving credit to the title, “City of Sails.”
                                                                      An extinct volcano, Auckland’s highest point
                                                                      is home to a Maori fort or pa.                 MATAKANA WINE DISTRICT
                                                                                                                     One of New Zealand’s premium wine
                                                                      GANNET COLONY                                  districts lies 50-miles north of Auckland.
                                                                      Visit a breeding colony of these diving
                                                                      seabirds.




Waitemata Harbour
                                              R O T O R U A ,        T E    P U I A    T H E R M A L       R E S E R V E     &    R A I N B O W      S P R I N G S


                                    Rotorua was established as a popular              Maori Arts & Crafts Institute                trees and ferns as well as aviaries including
                                    spa by the late 19th century. Explore the         The institute seeks to preserve and          a nocturnal Kiwi House. See New Zealand’s
                                    Te Puia Reserve, visit a center of Maori          strengthen traditional Maori arts.           celebrated rainbow trout during your guided
                                    culture and tour Rainbow Springs.
                                                                                      During your guided tour, watch               tour of the hatchery.
                                    TOUR HIGHLIGHTS                                   young Maori carvers at work as they
                                                                                      learn the skills of their ancestors.         LUNCH & ENTERTAINMENT
                                    Te Puia Thermal Reserve
                                                                                                                                   A buffet lunch is served at a leading hotel
                                    Join your Maori guide to explore this             Rainbow Springs
                                                                                                                                   in Rotorua. After lunch, enjoy a Maori
                                    geothermal wonderland of bubbling mud,            Dedicated to the preservation Auckland
                                                                                                                                   concert of traditional action songs including
                                    spouting geysers, hot springs, volcanic lakes     of New Zealand’s natural heritage,
                                                                                                                                   the fierce haka chant.
                                    and silica terraces.                              the park boasts over 135 different native
Maori concert
                                                                                                                                   DINNER
                                                                                                                                   After watching the afternoon milking,
             TOUR                                                                                                                  sit down to a dinner at Longlands
 AKL-050                                                                                                                           Dairy Farm.

                                                                                                                                   YOUR SCENIC JOURNEY
DURATION                                                                                                                           Board your motorcoach and cross
Approximately 12 1/2 hours
                                                                                                                                   the Harbour Bridge, passing through
                                                                                                                                   Auckland’s central business district.
                                                                                                                                   Follow the Waikato River and travel
                                                                                                                                   through Hamilton, New Zealand’s largest
NOTE                                                                                                                               inland city, and Cambridge enroute to
Visitors to the Thermal Reserve
must walk approximately .3 miles.                                                                                                  Rotorua. Drive past the Government
Wear comfortable walking shoes.
                                                                                                                                   Gardens and Victorian Bath House.
                                                                                                                                   Continue north to the Hauraki Plains
                                                                                                                                   and the Matamata district enroute
                                     Te Puia Thermal Reserve                                                                       to Auckland.




30   |   Auckland
                                                                                                                                                              TOUR
                                A U C K L A N D        C O U N T RY S I D E           E X P E R I E N C E
                                                                                                                                                   AKL-100
Explore Auckland’s surrounding countryside,     Gannet Colony                                    WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
complete with a working farm adventure,         From the cliffs above Muriwai Beach,             Your narrated drive includes Auckland city       DURATION
a barbeque and visit to a bird colony.          walk approximately 400 yards to an               highlights, wine-growing areas, farming          Approximately 6 hours

                                                overlook for a close-up of life in a sea         districts and coastal vistas before returning
WHAT YOU VISIT
Country Farm                                    bird colony. Depending on the time of            via the Harbour Bridge.
Watch sheep dog and sheep shearing              year, you may observe these aeronauts
demonstrations on this working family farm      breeding and nesting.
located on the South Kaipara Peninsula.
                                                PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
The farm runs sheep, and beef on a com-
                                                Muriwai Beach
mercial basis but they also have a herd of
                                                The cliffs above the beach offer spectacular
quiet and friendly fallow deer in a field
                                                views of the Tasman Sea.
behind the house. The deer will come when
called and make a delightful photo
                                                LUNCH
opportunity. Your hosts new, architecturally
                                                Sample a New Zealand-style barbeque
designed house is open for your use and is
                                                with local beers and wines during your
situated high on a hill with wonderful views
                                                farm visit.                                       Herding sheep
over the farm out to the Kaipara Harbour.
                                                                                                                                                              TOUR

                                               A U C K L A N D        C I T Y    S I G H T S                                                       AKL-200
Tour Auckland’s city sights and learn           WHAT YOU VISIT                                   WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                                                                                                                                  DURATION
about Maori culture at the Auckland             Auckland War Memorial Museum                     You pass many of Auckland’s major points         Approximately 4 hours
War Memorial Museum.                            Overlooking Waitemata Harbour, the               of interest on this drive through the city
                                                museum features an intriguing collection         and across the Harbour Bridge. Downtown
                                                of exhibits on New Zealand and the Pacific       Auckland’s shopping and office complexes
                                                Islands. An 82-foot war canoe, chiseled from     contrast with the restored Victorian build-
                                                an entire totara tree, presides over the Maori                                                    NOTE
                                                                                                 ings of the city’s suburbs and Parnell Village   Tour order may vary.
                                                Court.Time will be allowed to view the Maori     with its colonial-style shops. The Harbour
                                                and Polynesian sections at the museum.           Bridge dramatically links Auckland with
                                                                                                 the fast-growing North Shore.
                                                PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
                                                Mt. Eden
                                                Walk about 65 feet to Auckland’s highest
                                                natural point for city and harbor views and
 Okahu Bay
                                                a vista of the distant Waitakere Ranges.
                                                                                                                                                                Auckland   |   31
             TOUR
                                                                       A U C K L A N D        —    C I T Y    O F    S A I L S
  AKL-205
                            Experience the “City of Sails” onboard a         Cruise to Westhaven, the main mooring          PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
DURATION                    sailing yacht followed by an overview of
Approximately 4 1/2 hours                                                    of Auckland’s luxury yachts; sail past the     Mt. Eden
                            the city by motorcoach.                          Harbour Bridge and the inner harbor            Walk approximately 65 feet to Auckland’s
                                                                             where you have the opportunity to steer        highest natural point for stunning city and
                            WHAT YOU VISIT
                                                                             your yacht.                                    harbor views as well as a vista of the distant
                            New Zealand National
                            Maritime Museum
                                                                                                                            Waitakere Ranges.
                            The museum celebrates New Zealand’s
                                                                                                                            WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                            maritime heritage with galleries and
                                                                                                                            You pass many of Auckland’s major points
                            displays highlighting immigration,
                                                                                                                            of interest on this city drive. Downtown
                            whaling, navigation and Polynesian
                                                                                                                            Auckland’s shopping and office complexes
                            exploration of the Pacific. Workshops
                                                                                                                            contrast with the restored Victorian build-
                            display the art of boat builders, wood
                                                                                                                            ings of its suburbs, the quaint colonial
                            turners and model makers.
                                                                                                                            Parnell Village, and the gardens and
                            YOUR AUCKLAND HARBOUR SAIL
                                                                                                                            Victorian buildings of Auckland’s Domain.
                            Board your 50-foot yacht at a berth                                                             Continue driving past the Auckland
                            adjacent to the Maritime Museum for                                                             War Memorial Museum en route back
                            an approximately 90-minute outing.                City of Sails                                 to the ship.


             TOUR

  AKL-210                                         A N TA R C T I C          E N C O U N T E R        &   U N D E R WAT E R           W O R L D


                            Tour Auckland and experience Kelly               out, and meet the native inhabitants of        SHOPPING
DURATION
Approximately 4 1/2 hours
                            Tarlton’s Underwater World.                      the polar region — penguins.                   Shop for marine-themed souvenirs at
                                                                             Auckland Sky Tower
                                                                                                                            Kelly Tarlton’s gift shop.
                            WHAT YOU VISIT
                            Kelly Tarlton’s Underwater World                 At 1,072 feet, with two observation decks
                                                                                                                            WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                            and Antarctic Encounter                          and a revolving restaurant, the Auckland
                                                                                                                            Your route passes one of the city’s favorite
                            A moving walkway transports you through          Sky Tower is the tallest tower in the
                                                                                                                            harbor fronting beaches, Parnell Village,
                            clear acrylic tunnels for a firsthand experi-    Southern Hemisphere offering unparal-
                                                                                                                            with its colonial style shops and cobbled
                            ence of the underwater world. In the             leled views coast to coast. Glass fronted
                                                                                                                            courtyards, the Harbour Bridge and
                            Antarctic Encounter, visit a re-creation of      lifts will whisk you to the glass floored
                                                                                                                            Auckland’s central business district.
                            Captain Scott’s expedition hut of 1911;          main observation deck where you will
                            ride a snowcat into an authentic white-          see Auckland right under your feet.
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                                  A U C K L A N D        B E A C H      &    B U S H      A D V E N T U R E
                                                                                                                                                   AKL-215
Combine the best of Auckland’s natural             a nature walk through the dense rain forest,
wonders — stroll a stunning black-sand beach       home to New Zealand’s famed kauri trees                                                       DURATION
and take a walk through the rain forest.           and giant tree ferns.                                                                         Approximately 5 hours


WHAT YOU VISIT
                                                   REFRESHMENTS
Piha Beach
                                                   Take a break for a picnic-style morning or
Take a stroll along the unspoiled black-
                                                   afternoon tea.
sand beach as your guide recounts the                                                                                                            NOTE
                                                                                                                                                 This excursion features extensive
area’s history and points out the local flora      WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY                                                                    walking over uneven terrain.
                                                                                                                                                 Recommended for passengers
and fauna.                                         Travel approximately 45 minutes to West                                                       in good physical condition. Wear
                                                                                                                                                 comfortable, sturdy walking shoes
Arataki Centre                                     Auckland and Piha Beach. Continue inland                                                      or hiking boots and bring a rain-
                                                                                                                                                 proof jacket.
The center is located in the heart of the          to Arataki Centre, climbing the rain-forested
Waitakere Ranges. Join your guide for              slopes of the Waitakere Range.                   Trail in the rain forest



                                                                                                                                                              TOUR
                                                U R B A N    M A O R I      E X P E R I E N C E
                                                                                                                                                   AKL-220
Spend some time exploring Auckland from                                                            Maungakiekie (One Tree Hill)
a Maori perspective. See urban landscapes,                                                         Originally the site of a Maori fortified      DURATION
                                                                                                                                                 Approximately 4 1/2 hours
local culture and arts and crafts including                                                        village. Learn some of the history of this
the world’s largest Polynesian local market
                                                                                                   important site and see stunning views of
with an entertaining and knowledgeable
Maori guide.                                                                                       the Hauraki Gulf, Auckland City and
                                                                                                   Rangitoto Island.
WHAT YOU VISIT                                                                                                                                   NOTE
                                                                                                                                                 Wear comfortable, sturdy
Otara Market                                                                                       SHOPPING                                      walking shoes.

Experience the shopping and sights at the                                                          At the Otara markets and a boutique village
famous market. This colourful market fea-                                                          for authentic Maori/NZ made arts, crafts,
tures an array of the many different arts,                                                         clothing, ceramics and quality jewelery.
crafts and foods of the local Pacific Island
and Maori communities. Enjoy witnessing                                                            WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
firsthand Auckland’s thriving Polynesian                                                           Drive to the outskirts of Auckland city,
cultures and specifically gain insights into                                                       past residential areas. Take in views of
Maori culture as you explore this popular                                                          the city and its two great harbors from
local market with your guide.                       One Tree Hill                                  One Tree Hill.


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   SYDNEY
   As your ship enters Harbour Heads, you are
   soon presented with the shimmering skyline
   of Sydney — credited by many seafarers
   as being "the most beautiful harbor in
   the world."
   Two prominent landmarks, the Harbour Bridge and the sail-like   Bondi Beach

   curves of the Sydney Opera House, grace the backdrop of                                   THINGS TO SEE AND DO
   this picturesque harbor. There is a wealth of adventure wait-                                     IN AND AROUND SYDNEY

   ing for you in Sydney — from the cosmopolitan city center to
                                                                   Australia’s oldest and largest city was born      HARBOUR BRIDGE
   protected mysterious coves, miles of beautiful beaches and      in 1788 with the arrival of the "First Fleet"     Known locally as "the coat hanger," this
                                                                   that transported 760 British convicts.            single span, arch bridge was considered
   the Blue Mountains. Sydney will remain a highlight among        Gold and sheep breeding propelled                 both an economical feat and an architectural
                                                                   Sydney’s development; today, it is the            triumph upon its completion in 1932.
   your cruising memories.                                         largest port in the entire South Pacific
                                                                   and often voted the most popular desti-
                                                                                                                     BONDI BEACH
                                                                   nation in the South Pacific.
                                                                                                                     Australia’s most famous beach draws visitors
                                                                                                                     seeking not only sun, sand and surf, but also
                                                                   THE ROCKS                                         dining, theater, films and festivals.
                                                                   Given its name due to the sandstone cliffs
                                                                   and bedrock, the site of the first penal set-
                                                                                                                     PADDINGTON
                                                                   tlement is today an area still rich in colonial
                                                                                                                     Dating back to the 1840s, this Sydney suburb
                                                                   history and vibrant with 5-star hotels,
                                                                                                                     of steep hills is lined with classic Victorian-
                                                                   restaurants, pubs, shops, galleries and
                                                                                                                     style houses attractively adorned with iron
                                                                   museums.
                                                                                                                     lace — a filigree of pre-fabricated cast iron.

                                                                   SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE
                                                                                                                     THE BLUE MOUNTAINS
                                                                   The city's most popular tourist attraction
                                                                                                                     Take a scenic drive into the Blue Mountains
                                                                   and one of the world's busiest performing
                                                                                                                     and Jamison Valley, the Grand Canyon of
                                                                   arts centers, the Opera House is actually
                                                                                                                     Australia. Explore a region of spectacular
                                                                   a complex of theaters and halls. Its unique
                                                                                                                     rock formations, deep, tree-lined valleys
                                                                   design is considered a wonder of the
                                                                                                                     and waterfalls. Echo Point offers a vantage
                                                                   modern world.
                                                                                                                     point of the Three Sisters, named after an
                                                                                                                     Aboriginal legend. (Their shaman father
                                                                   MRS. MACQUARIE’S CHAIR                            turned them to stone to save them from
                                                                   Not only did the wife of Australia's first        a monster.)
                                                                   governor find the views from this point to
                                                                   be spectacular, but both visitors and locals
                                                                   alike are drawn here for its sweeping views
                                                                   of the city and harbor.


Downtown Sydney
                                                                                                                                                           TOUR
                                       S P E C TA C U L A R         B L U E     M O U N TA I N S
                                                                                                                                               SYD-100
The Blue Mountains region is rich in history;   Be suspended over Jurassic rain forests          waterfalls. View the world famous rock
once considered an impassable barrier,          as you glide smoothly across the sky.            formation The Three Sisters and panoramic
                                                                                                                                             DURATION
the Blue Mountains, one of Australia’s          This ride boasts a world first, state of the     views of the Jamieson Valley, Mount         Approximately 8 hours
most spectacular wilderness parks, are          art electro-scenic glass floor — at a flip of    Solitary and the Ruined Castle.
now a major gateway to Western New
                                                a switch breathtaking views are revealed
South Wales.                                                                                     WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                                through the cabin floor directly to the
WHAT YOU VISIT                                  valley below.                                    From Sydney, your drive climbs through
The Blue Mountains                                                                               eucalyptus forests to the village of
                                                Featherdale Wildlife Park
Experience the World Heritage listed                                                             Katoomba. The views include the Three
                                                Visit Australia’s unique wildlife in a natural
Blue Mountains. An area of breathtaking                                                          Sisters and the Giant Stairway, 916 steps
                                                bush setting. Featherdale has created this                                                   NOTE
views, rugged tablelands, sheer cliffs and      experience allowing you to hand-feed a           descending into Jamison Valley.             Featherdale Wildlife Park's rangers
                                                                                                                                             will hold and feed many of the
                                                                                                                                             animals, so they can be touched and
deep, inaccessible valleys covering over        kangaroo, wallaby or emu, enjoy a face to                                                    photographed; you can have your
                                                                                                                                             picture taken with a koala —
2.5 million acres. Breathe in the fresh         face encounter with a friendly koala and                                                     optional extra cost. The return drive
                                                                                                                                             from the Blue Mountains is approxi-
mountain air and relax, as you marvel           discover their fascinating family of more                                                    mately 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

at a majestic landscape of waterfalls and       than 2,200 animals, birds and reptiles.                                                      Local currency is required
                                                                                                                                             for purchases.
awe-inspiring sandstone escarpments.
                                                PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
Scenic Skyway                                   Echo Point
Cross high above the Jamison Valley aboard      Discover the “Grand Canyon” of giant
a high tech gondola towering 886 feet above                                                                                                                TOUR
                                                rock formations, geological history,
ancient ravines and dazzling waterfalls.        deep, tree-studded valleys and cascading          Three Sisters, Blue Mountains
                                                                                                                                              SYD-150
                  E L I T E    C O L L E C T I O N :       S Y D N E Y       H A R B O U R       B R I D G E C L I M B                       DURATION
                                                                                                                                             Approximately 4 hours



What is the best way to experience the          conquering the upper arch of the Bridge —        world over. Take in the city surrounds,
beauty of Sydney? Try climbing the              an Australian icon — recognized the              the Sydney Opera House, the harbour,
world-famous Sydney Harbour Bridge                                                               and the Bridge itself beneath your feet.
for views that are out of this world.                                                                                                        NOTE
                                                                                                 The Bridgeclimb experience begins with      This tour involves climbing ladders,
                                                                                                                                             stairways, steep slopes and uneven
YOUR BRIDGE CLIMB                                                                                a comprehensive briefing and safety         surfaces as well as navigating narrow
                                                                                                                                             passages on the bridge. The climb
Your adventure takes you along the                                                               demonstration which includes an alcohol     is exposed to the elements. For
                                                                                                                                             safety reasons, no personal posses-
upper span of the Bridge’s arch on catwalks                                                      breath test, issue of safety gear and       sions may be taken on the climb,
                                                                                                                                             so lockers are provided.
and ladders steadily all the way to the                                                          equipment, communication equipment          As a mandatory, alcohol breathalyzer
                                                                                                                                             test must be taken before your climb;
summit — 134 metres above Sydney                                                                 and a climb simulation. Experience          do not partake in any alcoholic bever-
                                                                                                                                             ages prior to your tour.

Harbour. Experience the satisfaction of                                                          Sydney in a way you will never forget       Minimum age is 10 years.
                                                Views on BridgeClimb
                                                                                                 with this adventure tour.
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             TOUR
                                                                                           S Y D N E Y       C I T Y     S I G H T S
 SYD-200
                                       Get an in-depth introduction to Sydney’s           the country with its 1km of golden sand.          waterfront precinct that throbs with activity
                                       most celebrated sights.                            A visit to this area gives you a chance to        both day and night.
DURATION
Approximately 4 hours                                                                     experience its carefree, sundrenched lifestyle.
                                       PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES
                                       Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair
                                                                                          WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                       The viewpoint is directly east of the Opera        Departing from the pier, you travel back
                                       House, on the eastern edge of the Royal            in time to The Rocks, Sydney’s birthplace.
                                       Botanic Gardens and provides excellent             Continuing on through the city center,
                                       views west across the harbor to the                your drive also takes in King’s Cross,
                                       Harbour Bridge and the mountains in the            the reputed entertainment district and
                                       far distance. Looking north and east you           Paddington, a trendy artists’ haven of
                                       can see Kirribilli House, Pinchgut Island          steep hills and attractive Victorian terraces
                                       and the Navy Dockyards at Wooloomooloo.            with cast-iron detailing. You also pass
                                       Bondi Beach                                        Sydney’s Chinatown and the Sydney
                                       One of Sydney’s most eclectic and exciting         Entertainment Centre built close to
                                       precints and the most celebrated beach in          the banks of Darling Harbour, a lively               Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair


             TOUR

 SYD-290                                                                            E Z    S Y D N E Y       H A R B O R         C R U I S E


DURATION                               Experience one of the world’s great cities on
Approximately 2 1/2 to 3 hours         a leisurely cruise around its stunning harbor.
                                       WHAT YOU SEE ON YOUR
                                       HARBOR CRUISE
                                       Board your luxury cruiser at Circular Quay
                                       for an approximately 2 1/2 -hour cruise
NOTE                                   around Sydney Harbour. Guides provide
To embark the harbor cruise involves
an approximately 200-yard walk over    onboard commentary and point out such
level ground.
                                       famous landmarks as the Sydney Opera
                                       House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Fort
                                       Denison and the Royal Botanical Gardens
                                       as well as million-dollar waterfront mansions,
                                       beautiful beaches and colorful local yachts.
                                       Your harbor cruise includes morning or
                                       afternoon tea or coffee.                            Sydney Harbour

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Journey to some of Australia’s most fascinating and unique wonders on a memorable expedition to the Australia’s legendary Outback.

                                                                                                                                      DAY 1 – SYDNEY/ALICE SPRINGS
                                                                                                                                      Your comprehensive overland adventure
                                                                                                                                      begins with a transfer to Sydney airport
                                                                                                                                      for your morning flight to Alice Springs.
                                                                                                                                      On the flight, a light snack will be served.

                                                                                                                                      WHAT YOU VISIT
                                                                                                                                      Alice Springs
                                                                                                                                      On arrival, take in the sights of this
                                                                                                                                      unique town in the heart of Australia.
                                                                                                                                                                                     Aboriginal playing a didgeridoo
                                                                                                                                      See the Royal Flying Doctor service,
                                                                                                                                      the Old Telegraph Station and the School
                                                                                                                                      of Air before ascending Anzac Hill for                       TOUR
                                                                                                                                      panoramic views of the town.                     SYD-800/801
                                                                                                                                      DINNER & CAMEL RIDE
                                                                                                                                      Enjoy a camel ride along the Todd River         DURATION
                                                                                                                                                                                      Approximately 4 nights / 5 days
                                                                                                                                      with stunning sunset views (weather
 Ayers Rock                                                                                                                           permitting) of the river and the lofty
                                                                                                                                      MacDonnell Ranges. After dismounting
                                                                                                                                      at the Camel Farm, explore the camel
                 TOUR NOTES ON AYERS ROCK & RAIN FOREST OUTBACK ADVENTURE
                                                                                                                                      display. Sample typical examples of Aussie
   Tour itinerary may change due to flight scheduling requirements and weather. This tour requires a minimum number of bookings to
   operate. Due to the remote locations of some destinations, hotel standards vary. This tour is non-refundable after booking;        bush-tucker before a tasty three-course
   cancellations will not be accepted.
                                                                                                                                      meal is served at Humpfree’s Restaurant
        Your tour includes:                                                 Your tour does not include:
        • Sightseeing as described by                                       • Refreshments
                                                                                                                                      located at the Camel Farm.
          air-conditioned motorcoach                                        • Telephone calls
        • English-speaking guide                                            • Laundry                                                 OVERNIGHT
        • Four-nights accommodation                                         • Gratuities
        • Meals as stated                                                   • Room Service
                                                                                                                                      ACCOMMODATIONS
        • Entrance fees                                                                                                               After dinner, return to your hotel in Alice
                                                                                                                                      Springs for your overnight stay.




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                      DAY 2 – ALICE SPRINGS/                           mighty Uluru (pronounced “oo-loo-roo” —        The night sky at Ayers Rock is renowned for
                      AYERS ROCK                                       Ayers Rock indigenous Australian name).        its clarity, and an experienced astronomer
                      Enjoy breakfast in the hotel before head-        Visit the Cultural Centre with its exhibits    points out the various star systems.
                      ing to Alice Springs Desert Park followed        and displays on the culture and history of
                      by a transfer to Alice Springs airport and                                                      OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS
                      your flight to Ayers Rock.                       the Anangu people.
                                                                                                                      Your day in Ayers Rock concludes with
                                                                       Ayers Rock
                      WHAT YOU VISIT                                                                                  check-in to your hotel for a well deserved
                                                                       In the late afternoon, journey out into
                      Alice Springs Desert Park                                                                       nights rest.
                                                                       the desert. Atop a high sand dune, sip
                      The park features a self-guided walk with        champagne, sample outback canapés,
                      professional presentations on topics such        and listen to the haunting sounds of the
                      as – incredible edibles, plant medicine          didgeridoo. As the sun sets, watch the ever
Thorny Devil lizard
                      from the desert, and desert bush foods.          changing colors of Uluru as they vary
                      Presentations vary daily but are relevant        from oranges to rusty reds and deepening
           TOUR       to the themes in the park. The big screen        hues of purple.
SYD-800/801           movie “The Changing Heart” in the
                      Exhibition Centre is a spectacular twenty-       DINNER AT AYERS ROCK
                      minute cinematic journey on the desert’s         A barbeque buffet-style dinner in the desert
                      4,500 million years of evolution.                along with typical Aussie bush-tucker has
                      Ayers Rock & Cultural Centre                     been specially arranged for this evening.
                      Tour the base of Ayers Rock and discover         Desserts, coffee or traditional Australian
                                                                                                                       View of Alice Springs
                      the Aboriginal myths associated with             billy tea and a glass of port follow.



                                                                       DAY 3 – AYERS ROCK/CAIRNS                      LUNCH
                                                                       After breakfast at the hotel, board your       Depending on the departure time of
                                                                       motorcoach for a tour of Kata Tjuta before     your flight to Cairns, lunch will be
                                                                       your flight to Cairns.
                                                                                                                      served at your hotel in Ayers Rock
                                                                       WHAT YOU VISIT                                 or during your flight.
                                                                       Kata Tjuta
                                                                                                                      ORIENTATION & OVERNIGHT
                                                                       Your afternoon sightseeing program
                                                                                                                      ACCOMMODATIONS
                                                                       features a walk in the impressive Kata
                                                                                                                      After your arrival in Cairns, enjoy a brief
                                                                       Tjuta (the Olgas). This World Heritage
                                                                                                                      orientation tour before checking in to
                                                                       Park has a circumference of 14 miles and
                                                                                                                      your hotel. Dinner will be served before
                                                                       contains 36 rock domes, including the
                       Kata Tijuta                                                                                    you retire for the evening.
                                                                       1,800-foot Mt. Olga.
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DAY 4 – CAIRNS/DAINTREE                            Mossman Gorge                                  Cape Tribulation
RAIN FOREST/CAIRNS                                 A short forest walk takes you to the swing-    So named by Captain Cook in 1770
After breakfast in your hotel, set out for         ing bridge above the fast-flowing crystal      because it was here that “all his trials
a day exploring the Daintree rain forest,          waters of the Mossman River. The area was      and tribulations began.”
Cape Tribulation and Mossman Gorge by              once described by Sir David Attenborough
motorcoach, boat and 4WD.                          as “one of the most magical experiences of     REFRESHMENTS & LUNCH
                                                   my life.”                                      Pause before your “Jindalba” botanical
WHAT YOU VISIT
“Jindalba” Botanical Walk                          Cooper Creek River Boat Cruise                 walk for a steaming pot of coffee or
A naturalist guide will lead an interpretive       Board a river boat and cruise on secluded      Daintree tea. Before your riverboat cruise,
walk in the rain forest; keep an eye open          mangrove-lined jungle creeks. Learn about      relax for a tropical barbeque lunch at an
                                                   the critical mangrove eco-system while         exclusive ‘Riverhouse’ rain forest hideaway.
for Australia’s largest bird, the Southern                                                                                                         Daintree rain forest
Cassowary.                                         watching for the much feared Estuarine
                                                   or Saltwater Crocodile.                        WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
Noah Valley                                                                                       Your day begins travelling alongside the                    TOUR
Walk the private “Stairway to Paradise”            PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES                            Marlin Coast’s idyllic deserted beaches,
through the rain forest with your naturalist       Daintree River                                 imposing coastal ranges and lush fields of
                                                                                                                                                     SYD-800/801
guide and learn about the intriguing               Cross the river by cable ferry and travel on   sugar cane to the infamous Daintree River.
plants and animals of this special and             into the primeval jungle of the Daintree       The area is now protected as a World
complex eco-system.                                rain forest, acknowledged as the oldest        Heritage site to preserve Australia’s tropical
                                                   rain forest on earth.                          rain forest for future generations. Continue
                                                                                                  to the Noah Valley where botanical explo-
                                                                                                  ration has discovered numerous new plant
                                                                                                  species, some of them still only known to
                                                                                                  exist in the Noah Valley.

                                                                                                  DINNER & OVERNIGHT
                                                                                                  ACCOMMODATIONS
                                                                                                  An early evening dinner will be served
                                                                                                  at your hotel in Cairns after a long but
                                                                                                  enjoyable day in the rain forest.


                                                                                                  DAY 5 – CAIRNS/
                                                                                                  REJOIN YOUR SHIP
                                                                                                  After breakfast, board your motorcoach
                                                                                                  for the drive to Cairns, where you will
 Don’t feed the animals
                                                                                                  rejoin your ship.
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    CAIRNS
    Cairns is one of Australia’s hottest
    vacation destinations.
    Cairns boasts three of Australia’s great natural wonders.
    Just offshore, immense bastions of living coral form the Great
    Barrier Reef. Sixteen miles of superb beaches stretch to the
    north of the city — the famed Marlin Coast. And inland lays      Tjapukai Culture Park

    the immense Daintree National Park. Cairns itself basks in                                 THINGS TO SEE AND DO
                                                                                                        IN AND AROUND CAIRNS
    tropical sunshine; balmy breezes waft in from Trinity Bay.
    The city’s graceful, tree-lined esplanade was once the gateway
                                                                     Some 100 million years old, North                   RAINFORESTATION NATURE PARK
    to the gold fields of North Queensland.                          Queensland’s vast rain forest was spared            Located in the Daintree National Park,
                                                                     from development when it was designated             the park preserves native wildlife and tradi-
                                                                     a World Heritage Site. The vast, living Great       tional Aboriginal culture.
                                                                     Barrier Reef stretches for 1,250 miles along
                                                                     the coast, washed by the waters of the
                                                                                                                         TJAPUKAI ABORIGINAL CULTURE PARK
                                                                     Coral Sea. Cairns is also an ideal place to
                                                                                                                         Dedicated to preserving the traditional
                                                                     make an acquaintance with Australia’s fasci-
                                                                                                                         culture, the park features Aboriginal art,
                                                                     nating Aboriginal culture. A travel tip —
                                                                                                                         music, dance and performances.
                                                                     Cairns is pronounced "cans."

                                                                                                                         GREEN ISLAND
                                                                     GREAT BARRIER REEF
                                                                                                                         This tropical, Great Barrier Reef cay, with its
                                                                     Acknowledged as the largest reef system in
                                                                                                                         own fringe reef, lies 15 miles off Cairns.
                                                                     the world, the Great Barrier Reef stretches
                                                                     for some 1,250 miles along the Queensland
                                                                     coast; incorporating more than 2,000 islands        SKYRAIL
                                                                     and close to 3,000 separate reefs.                  Travel above the rain forest canopy on this
                                                                                                                         dramatic aerial tramway that ascends the
                                                                     KURANDA
                                                                                                                         Kuranda Range.

                                                                     Now a popular tourist destination, this
                                                                     charming Aboriginal township, located on            WOOROONOORAN NATIONAL PARK
                                                                     the eastern tip of the Atherton Tableland,          Lush tropical rain forest surround the
                                                                     can be reached by road and a scenic                 impressive Josephine Falls at the foot
                                                                     rail trip.                                          of Mt. Bartle Frere. Hear the Aboriginal
                                                                                                                         Dreamtime legends of Babinda Boulders
                                                                     HARTLEY’S CROCODILE ADVENTURES
                                                                                                                         during your walk from Boulders Lookout
                                                                                                                         to the bottom of Boulders Gorge.
                                                                     Observe Australian wildlife roaming in its
                                                                     native habitat at this impressive nature reserve.


Kuranda scenic railway
                                             T H E   G R E AT       B A R R I E R      R E E F


An air-conditioned catamaran takes you         observatory and a marine touch tank.
on a voyage of discovery to the Great          Certified and introductory scuba dives
Barrier Reef.                                  are available for an additional charge.
                                               Bring your swimsuit, sunscreen, sun pro-
GREAT BARRIER REEF ADVENTURE
                                               tection and a towel if you intend to swim.
Board your air-conditioned catamaran for
                                               Both the pontoon and catamaran are fully
the cruise to the outer reef. During the
                                               equipped with restrooms, covered areas
passage, a marine naturalist hosts a video
                                               offering protection from the elements
presentation on the reef complex. The
                                               and sunning decks.
voyage takes you to a pontoon dock on
the outer reef, where you have approxi-
                                               LUNCH AND REFRESHMENTS                                                                           Catamaran at pontoon
mately four hours of free time to indulge
                                               On arrival at the outer reef, be treated to        Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef
in a wide range of activities that include
                                               morning refreshments of coffee or tea and
snorkeling, semi-submersible boat tours,                                                         NOTE                                                         TOUR
                                               cookies. Lunch features a hot and cold
a fish-feeding show, an underwater
                                               buffet with fresh tropical fruit for dessert.     Credit cards and local currency are accepted      CNS-100
                                                                                                 for additional activities and purchases
                                                                                                 onboard the catamaran and pontoon.
                                                                                                                                                 DURATION
                                                                                                 The cruise between Cairns and the outer         Approximately 7 1/2 hours

                                                                                                 reef takes approximately 90 minutes.
                                                                                                 Passengers prone to seasickness should
                                                                                                 take the necessary precautions; the passage
                                                                                                 is sometimes rough.
                                                                                                 The maximum age for introductory scuba
                                                                                                 tours is 55. There are certain medical
                                                                                                 conditions that may prevent participation.
                                                                                                 Certified divers must present their certifi-
                                                                                                 cation cards.
                                                                                                 The minimum SCUBA diving age is
                                                                                                 12 and the maximum is 70. Please note,
                                                                                                 a parent/guardian must accompany those
                                                                                                 between 12 and 18 years of age and provide
                                                                                                 a letter of consent. All participants should
                                                                                                 be in good health and will be required to
 Great Barrier Reef
                                                                                                 complete a medical questionnaire.
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              TOUR
                                                           S C E N I C      T R A I N ,    S K Y R A I L      &   T J A P U K A I         C U LT U R E      PA R K
  CNS-105
                                         Travel by train through the rain forests of      ascend the slopes of the Kuranda Range.          WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                         the Kuranda Mountains; soar above the            Your aerial trip offers stunning views of        Board your motorcoach and travel from
DURATION
Approximately 8 hours                    rain forest canopy on an aerial gondola,         the mountains, Cairns, fields of sugar cane      Cairns to Caravonica, taking in views
                                         and visit a park dedicated to preserving
                                                                                          and the Coral Sea.                               of Cairns, fields of sugar cane and the
                                         traditional Aboriginal culture.
                                                                                          Tjapukai Aboriginal Culture Park
                                                                                                                                           Coral Sea. Afterwards, travel through
                                         WHAT YOU VISIT                                   Dedicated to preserving authentic                lush rain forest and past fern gullies to
NOTE
                                         Kuranda Scenic Railway
                                                                                          Aboriginal culture, the park uses modern         Kuranda Station.
The train is equipped with bench-style   Built 1886-1891 to connect Cairns with
seating and is not air-conditioned.                                                       technology, five theaters, a museum,
                                         the Atherton Tablelands, this extraordi-
Tjapukai is pronounced "jab-uh-kai."                                                      an art gallery and a traditional Aboriginal
Sequence of the tour may vary.
                                         nary railway travels through the Kuranda
                                                                                          camp to bring 40,000 years of Australian
                                         Mountains, passing magnificent waterfalls,
                                         crossing 40 bridges and traveling through        history to life. View Stone Age artifacts
                                         15 tunnels.                                      and inspect colorful murals that recount
                                                                                          Aboriginal legends; and then witness
                                         Skyrail
                                                                                          a traditional performance of chants,
                                         Board a six-passenger aerial gondola and
                                                                                          music, dance and songs.
                                         soar over the rain forest canopy as you                                                            Skyrail


              TOUR

 CNS-115                                                            W O O R O O N O O R A N             R A I N     F O R E S T         A D V E N T U R E


                                         Get off the beaten track on a trip to            Josephine Falls                                  PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES
DURATION                                 Wooroonooran National Park to view
Approximately 8 hours
                                                                                          Lush tropical rain forest surround these         Your visit to the Crocodile Farm and to
                                         wildlife; have a close-up moment with            impressive waterfalls at the foot of             Wooroonooran National Park offers
                                         a crocodile; and walk to the bottom
                                                                                          Mt. Bartle Frere. Cool off with some free        countless photo opportunities — from
                                         of Boulders Gorge for a swim in
                                         a crystalline lagoon.                            time to swim.                                    waterfalls, lagoon and gorges to a close-up
                                                                                          Babinda Boulders                                 with a croc!
                                         WHAT YOU VISIT                                   Hear the Aboriginal Dreamtime legends of
                                         Johnstone River Crocodile Farm                                                                    WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                                                                          Babinda Boulders during your walk from
NOTE                                     Meet the large estuarine crocodiles that call                                                     Board your motorcoach in Cairns and
Transportation is by minibus and                                                          Boulders Lookout to the bottom of
not by 4WD vehicle.                      North Queensland home — and cuddle up                                                             drive south to Innisfail, passing through
                                                                                          Boulders Gorge. There, lush rain forest
Bring a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses,    to a croc! Hand feed kangaroos and emus                                                           sugar cane fields en route to the boundary
sunscreen, swimsuit and towel.                                                            surrounds a crystalline lagoon where you
                                         and see the other animals that inhabit the                                                        of Wooroonooran National Park.
                                                                                          can cool off with a refreshing swim.
                                         farm, including cassowaries and pythons.


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                                                                                                                                                               TOUR
                                       R A I N F O R E S TAT I O N         N AT U R E         PA R K
                                                                                                                                                   CNS-200
                                               See Australian wildlife in their native rain    Rainforestation Amphitheater, where the
                                               forest habitat and view a performance of        Pamagirri Dancers perform traditional              DURATION
                                               traditional Aboriginal chants, music,           chants, music, dance and songs.                    Approximately 5 hours
                                               dance and songs.
                                                                                               WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                               WHAT YOU VISIT
                                                                                               Board your motorcoach, and travel from
                                               Rainforestation Nature Park
                                                                                               Cairns into the Kuranda Range, with views
                                               Explore the rain forest on an amphibious                                                           NOTE
                                                                                               of Cairns, fields of sugar cane, and the           The drive between Cairns and
                                               “Army Duck” as your knowledgeable                                                                  Rainforestation Nature Park is
                                                                                               Coral Sea. Once on the plateau, travel             approximately 30-minutes long.
                                               guide explains the mysteries of this ancient
                                                                                               through lush rain forest and past fern
                                               ecosystem. Feed kangaroos in the wildlife
                                                                                               gullies to Rainforestation.
                                               area and see koalas, crocodiles, wombats
                                               and other Australian wildlife. Experience
                                               Aboriginal culture as you stroll along the
Kangaroos at Rainforestation                   Dreamtime Walk and then visit the


                                                                                                                                                               TOUR
                               E Z   C A I R N S   &   S K Y R A I L     R A I N     F O R E S T     T O U R                                       CNS-290
                                               Soar above the rain forest on an aerial         PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES
                                                                                                                                                  DURATION
                                               gondola, for panoramic views of Cairns          Traveling down the slopes from Kuranda             Approximately 4 hours
                                               and the Coral Sea, and then explore             Station, your motorcoach stops at a scenic
                                               Cairns on an easy-paced city tour.              overlook for panoramic views of the
                                                                                               mountains, the city of Cairns, fields of
                                               WHAT YOU VISIT
                                                                                               sugar cane and the Coral Sea.
                                               Skyrail                                                                                            NOTE
                                               Board a six-passenger aerial gondola and        WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                                                                                                                                  Tour order may vary.

                                               soar over the rain forest canopy as you         Join your motorcoach at Cairns and travel
                                               ascend the slopes of the Kuranda Range.         past sugar cane fields to the Kuranda Range.
                                               Your aerial trip offers stunning views of       On your return to Cairns enjoy a narrated
                                               the lushly forested mountains, city of          drive taking in the city’s tree-lined esplanade,
                                               Cairns, fields of sugar cane, and the           the protected mangroves offshore, and the
                                               Coral Sea. Upon reaching Kuranda                marina. Entering the business district,
                                               Station, join your motorcoach for the           your guide recounts the city’s history and
Skyrail aerial gondola                         scenic return drive.                            points out architectural highlights.

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RABAUL
Rabaul, the capital of New Britain
island in the Bismark Archipelago,
with a mountain range that runs down
the center of the island, is the largest
of Papua New Guinea’s islands.
In 1884, the Bismark Archipelago were proclaimed a German            Local children

protectorate; in 1914 when an Australian Naval force landed,                                   THINGS TO SEE AND DO
                                                                                                       IN AND AROUND RABAUL
Rabaul was placed under military occupation. Rabaul was all
but destroyed by heavy Allied forces bombing in the three
                                                                     The capital is now in Kokopo, about 15             BITA PAKA WAR CEMETERY
years following the Japanese invasion of 1942. The Japanese          miles to the southeast. While most or              This cemetery contains the graves of over
                                                                     Rabaul is in ruin, this city has a history of      1,000 Allied soldiers.
were forced underground, establishing a complex system of            rebirth. Hotels are operating, the market
                                                                     and several stores continue to trade and
                                                                                                                        QUEEN EMMA’S STEPS
bunkers and tunnels throughout the Gazelle Peninsula.                the harbor is still an impressive site.
                                                                                                                        The steps are what remains of the queen’s
                                                                                                                        once-glorious mansion.
                                                                     RABAUL VOLCANOLOGICAL OBSERVATORY
Rabaul was rebuilt following the war, regaining its distinction of   Three times in 100 years the volcanoes have
                                                                     erupted. Tavurvur, one of the five volcanoes,
being the most spectacularly positioned cities in the country.       continues to huff and puff as the region’s
                                                                     seismic activity is measured even more
With the dramatic backdrop of volcanoes and lush rainforests         conscientiously than ever.

leading down to the German heritage of broad tree-lined
                                                                     RABAUL AIRPORT AND
                                                                     JAPANESE PLANE WRECKAGE
avenues and onto Simpson Harbor, itself in the caldera of
                                                                     Vuvurvur buried Rabaul’s old airport,
a collapsed giant volcano, busy, noisy, colorful Rabaul was          but just beyond the former runway various
                                                                     bits of engines, nacelles and undercarriages
brought to an abrupt halt on September 19, 1994. With the            lay scattered amongst the palm trees.

eruptions of Tavurvur and Vulcan dropping miles of ash and           KOKOPO WAR AND CULTURAL MUSEUM
                                                                     A collection of historical objects, World War II
rock on Rabaul, Simpson Harbor and the peninsula’s northern          relics and photographs.

coast, 50,000 people lost their homes and Rabaul was once            JAPANESE BARGE TUNNEL

again all but destroyed.                                             The tunnel was built into the mountainside
                                                                     to hide barges from Allied air attacks. Three       A piece of history
                                                                     rusting hulks remain inside the tunnel.
                                                                                                                                                            TOUR
                                                 PA C I F I C       M E M O R I E S
                                                                                                                                                     RAB-A
Join in on this historical Pacific Memorial   Bita Paka War Cemetery                            The tunnels were part of a network of
tour. Witness one of the great engineer-      The cemetery contains the graves of over          rail tracks that connected barges and
ing’ feats of the Japanese. The tunnels                                                                                                        DURATION
                                              1,000 Allied soldiers. Also on the site are       ships with munition’s stores, the Japanese     Approximately 3 1/2 hours
were part of a network of rail tracks that    memorials to the six Australian soldiers who      headquarters and barracks. The main
connected barges and ships with muni-
tions stores during the war.                  were killed in the capture of the German          tunnel still contains five rusting barges,
                                              World War I radio station at Bita Paka,           although without interior lighting,
WHAT YOU VISIT                                the crew of the Australian submarine that         only three are visible from the entrance.
Kokopo War and Cultural Museum                disappeared off the coast in the same             Queen Emma’s Steps
                                                                                                                                               NOTE
                                                                                                                                               Tour transportation is neither
On display are historical objects, photo-     operation, and the 210 Australian                                                                equipped with air-conditioning nor
                                                                                                This once fabulous homestead belonged          a public address system.
graphs and Japanese World War II relics.      civilians who died on July 1, 1942 when
                                                                                                to Emma Forsyth, or “Queen Emma” as            Guides are not professionally trained
There is also a painted nose cone of          the prison ship Montevideo Maru was
                                                                                                she was called. This famous American-          and may be shy, but they have some

an American B17 bomber, which was             sunk as it headed towards Japan.                                                                 local knowledge.
                                                                                                Samoan, founder of the Trading and             Sequence of tour stops may vary.
retrieved by a surviving crew member                                                            Plantation Company, arrived in Papua
after lying in the jungle for many years.     PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES
                                              Japanese Barge Tunnel                             New Guinea in 1878 and built her mansion
                                              From Karavia Bay, you will walk to see one        overlooking the Duke of York Island.
                                              of the great engineering feats of the Japanese.   She lived here until her death.

                                                                                                                                                            TOUR
                                              S C E N I C      N O RT H         C O A S T                                                            RAB-B
Discover Rabaul’s scenic north coast and      volcanoes’ Matupit, South Daughter and            tion in 1994. Much of the wreckage lies
view evidence of the island’s most recent                                                                                                      DURATION
                                              Rebalanakaia, the observatory is the ideal        partially buried in earth.                     Approximately 3 1/4 hours
volcanic activity. Drive along Tunnel Hill    location for scientists to study and observe
Road; travel the slopes of the still active                                                     Matupit Village
                                              volcanic activity.                                Visit a nearby Tolai village and chat with
North Daughter Volcano, high above
Simpson Harbor.                                                                                 the friendly people in this area. Matupit is
                                              PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES
                                                                                                located about 546 yards from the base of
WHAT YOU VISIT                                Mt. Tavurvur and Hot Springs                                                                     NOTE
                                                                                                the still active volcano that half destroyed   Tour transportation is neither
Volcanological Observatory                    From this site, you will have views of the                                                       equipped with air-conditioning nor
                                                                                                Rabaul in the 1937 eruption.
The volcanoes have erupted three times        volcanoes and what the locals call “bub-                                                         a public address system.

in 100 years. In 1994, Tavurvur’s erup-       bling” beach below. The bubbling is the                                                          Guides are not professionally trained
                                                                                                WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY                     and may be shy, but they have some
tion threw up solid material for 12 days.     result of an underwater volcanic vent,                                                           local knowledge.
                                                                                                Your tour will take you along Tunnel
One of five volcanoes, Tavurvur continues     which is so hot the water literally boils.                                                       Sequence of tour stops may vary.
                                                                                                Hill Road through the ruined center
to huff and puff as the region’s seismic      Old Rabaul Airport                                of Rabaul. Travel the slopes of the still
activity is measured even more conscien-      The wreckage of Japanese aircraft at the          active North Daughter Volcano, high
tiously than ever. Surrounded by the          old Rabaul airport provides evidence of           above Simpson Harbor, where you will
                                              the magnitude of the last volcanic erup-          visit the Volcanological Observatory.
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    CHUUK ISLAND
    (TRUK)
    Chuuk (also known as Truk) lagoon is
    another of Micronesia's incredible
    undersea phenomena.
    The giant lagoon is almost 40 miles in diameter and reaches
    depths of 300 feet. Aside from the sheer beauty of the under-    Island girl

    sea coral reef beneath the clear water, the bottom of Chuuk                              THINGS TO SEE AND DO
                                                                                                     IN AND AROUND CHUUK
    lagoon is the final tomb for more than 100 ships, planes and
    submarines — the legacy of a fierce World War II battle          Today, Chuuk lagoon is a mecca to the           JAPANESE WARTIME COMMUNICATION CENTER
                                                                     world's sport divers, underwater photog-        The center was used during the WWII as one
    between the Japanese Imperial Fleet and Allied carrier attack    raphers and marine scientists. It also          of the communucation centers. The buliding
                                                                     offers fresh waterfalls, and centuries old      sustained little damage desipte the direct
    planes. For the past 50 years these wrecks have rested on the    historic sites from 16th to 20th century        hits from U.S. bomers. The center has been
                                                                     battlegrounds.                                  converted to Xavier High School.
    bottom virtually undisturbed, creating the greatest underwater
                                                                     TRUK LAGOON UNDERWATER FLEET                    TONATA GUNS AND CAVES
    museum in the world. The warm tropical water, prolific marine
                                                                     With over 60 submerged vessels and downed       These caves were enlarged by the Japanese
    life and ocean currents have transformed the wrecks into         aircarfts, this lagoon is the world's largest   forces to install guns, rails for transportation
                                                                     underwater museum. In 1971, the lagoon was      of stores.
    breathtakingly beautiful coral gardens and artificial reefs,     declared the Chuuk State Monument.
                                                                                                                     TONACHAU MOUNTAIN IRAS
    home to hundreds of exotic marine animals and fish.              SAPUK LIGHTHOUSE                                Home of the legendary God Souwniras and
                                                                     Built in 1937 by the Japanese as an obver-      his divine son.
                                                                     sation post and a searchlight.




                                                                     Clown fish
Tropical setting
   GUAM
   Today, an unincorporated territory of the
   United States, Guam is the commercial
   and tourist center of the Marianas
   Islands — actually all of Micronesia.
   The Chamorro people first settled in the Marianas around
   1500 B.C.; Westerners arrived in 1521, when Magellan landed      Asan Memorial

   in Guam during his circumnavigation of the globe. Spain ruled
                                                                                            THINGS TO SEE AND DO
   the islands as a colony until the U.S. took control during the                                   IN AND AROUND GUAM

   Spanish American War. The island was twice the scene of
                                                                    Guam is the commercial hub of Micronesia,    LATTE STONES
   combat during World War II — first when the Japanese             and island where resort hotels and shop-     Historians believe the native Chamorro used
                                                                    ping malls stand in contrast to sandy        these limestone pillars as foundation stones
   invaded in 1941 and again when American forces liberated         beaches, quiet villages, and mountains       for their dwellings.
                                                                    covered in tropical rain forest.
   the island in 1944. Guam’s strategic location led to the                                                      WAR IN THE PACIFIC PARK
                                                                    TWO LOVERS POINT                             Established on August 18, 1978, this park
   establishment of permanent American military facilities          Legend has it that a Chamorro maiden and     commemorates the bravery and sacrifice of
                                                                    her lover leapt to their death from this     those participating in the campaigns of the
   on the island.                                                   400-foot limestone cliff.                    Pacific Theater of World War II.

                                                                    CHAMORRO CULTURAL VILLAGE                    HAGATNA
                                                                    Complex thatch and bamboo buildings          At the heart of Guam’s capital lies Plaza
                                                                    line the waterfront at Gef Pago Inalahan,    Espana, the center of colonial Spanish rule,
                                                                    where native Chamorro practice traditional   home to the Cathedral and the old
                                                                    island crafts.                               Government House.

                                                                    FORT SANTA AGUEDA
                                                                    The panoramic overlook is home to the
                                                                    ruins of the first Spanish mission (1668)
                                                                    and an early 19th-century fort.




View from Fort Soledad
             TOUR                                                        G U A M     D I S C O V E RY         T O U R
    GUM-A
                        This guided island drive visits a Chamorro        PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES                           WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                        Cultural Village offering a lesson in island      Two Lovers Point                              Board your motorcoach and drive down
DURATION
Approximately 4 hours   history during colonial era of Spanish rule.      Legend has it that a Chamorro maiden          Guam’s central coast, traveling through
                        Enjoy the native Chamorro demonstrations          and her lover leapt from this 410-foot        the villages of Piti, Agat, Umatac, Agana
                        of island crafts at a traditional bamboo-         limestone cliff overlooking the Pacific.      and Asan, passing Cetti, Talofofo, Pago
                        and-thatch complex along the waterfront.          Take in views of Guam’s central coast and     and Tumon Bays.
                        WHAT YOU VISIT                                    the rugged, mountainous interior.
NOTE
Tour order may vary.    Gef Pago Inalahan                                 Fort Santa Agueda
                        Located on Guam’s southeast coast, this           The panoramic overlook is home to the
                        village offers a lesson in island history. The    ruins of Guam’s first Spanish mission
                        village streets and houses reflect the colo-      (1668) and an early 19th-century coral
                        nial era of Spanish rule, while native            and limestone fort.
                        Chamorro demonstrate island crafts at a
                        traditional bamboo-and-thatch complex             SHOPPING
                        along the waterfront.                             A short time is allowed to browse for
                                                                                                                         Tropical serenity
                                                                          souvenirs among the local vendors.

             TOUR

     GUM-F                                                               C I R C L E     I S L A N D      S O U T H


                        Travel south for fabulous historical views        Fort Soledad                                  WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
DURATION
Approximately 3 hours   of Guam. Visit Gann Point and the Agat            Constructed around 1810 by Governor           Board your motorcoach at the pier and
                        Beachhead in War in the Pacific National          Alexandro Parreno on Mount Chalan             travel south. After your visit of Gann Point,
                        Historic Park. Explore Fort Soledad, built by     Aniti, the fort consists of a platform for    pass the Old Spanish Bridge. The double
                        the Spanish in 1810.                              a cannon, a guardroom, a magazine and         arch bridge was built in 1785 over the
                                                                          the distinctive sentry box. The fort was      Talifak River as a wooden bridge to link
NOTE
                        WHAT YOU VIST
                                                                          partially restored in the early 1990s.        Hagatna with Umatac; later, the bridge
Tour order may vary.    Gann Point
                                                                                                                        was replaced with a stone bridge. Continue
                        Gann Point was the center of the Agat
                                                                          PHOTO OPPORTUNITY                             on to the Magellan Monument and Fort
                        Invasion on July 21,1944 by the first pro-
                                                                          Magellan Monument                             Soledad before returning to the ship.
                        visional marine brigade; it was also the site
                                                                          The monument commemorates this famous
                        of the Chamorro Civil Affairs refuge camp
                                                                          explorer’s landing on Guam in 1521.
                        created after the landing. The remnants
                        of an extensive fortified knoll, a Japanese
                        naval coastal defense and anti-aircraft guns
                        are found at the park.
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                                               H A G AT N A        H I G H L I G H T S


See the sights on a guided drive about                                                   Latte Stone Park
Guam’s capital. Visit the Plaza de Espana,                                               Historians believe the native Chamorro
center of Spanish colonial rule from 1669                                                people used these upright limestone pillars
to 1898. Explore Latte Stone Park and view
                                                                                         as foundation stones for their dwellings.
the U.S. landing site at Asan Bay.
                                                                                         Eight of the pillars are on display in the
WHAT YOU VISIT                                                                           park, which is also adjacent to the coral
Hagatna                                                                                  caves used by the Japanese during World
Your narrated city drive includes a visit to                                             War II.
Plaza de Espana, the center of Spanish
colonial rule from 1669 to 1898. Stroll                                                  PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES
                                                                                         Asan Bay Overlook
around the plaza to view the Spanish                                                                                                   Hagatna cathedral
Arches, Chocolate House, Casa Gobierno,                                                  The names of the Chamorros and
the old Governor’s Palace and the revolving                                              Americans who died in Guam during the
                                                                                         war are inscribed in a memorial garden.                     TOUR
statue of Pope John-Paul II, who visited
Guam in 1981.                                   Latte Stone Park                         Sculptured bronze panels illustrate scenes         GUM-H
                                                                                         of the invasion, occupation and liberation
                                                                                         of the island. A panoramic view of
                                                                                         the Asan landing beach can be seen             DURATION
                                                                                                                                        Approximately 2 1/2 to 3 hours
                                                                                         from the site.
                                                                                         Asan Beach Unit
                                                                                         This was the northern landing beach of the
                                                                                         3rd Marine Division which came ashore
                                                                                                                                        NOTE
                                                                                         for the initial assault and was met by         Tour order may vary.

                                                                                         troops of the Japanese 320th Independent
                                                                                         Infantry Battalion. War-related structures
                                                                                         are located near this point, including the
                                                                                         Liberators Monument.

                                                                                         WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                                                                         Board your motorcoach at the pier and
                                                                                         drive to Hagatna, traveling through Piti
                                                                                         and Asan villages and passing Asan and
 Gef Pago hut
                                                                                         Agana Bays.



                                                                                                                                                               Guam      |   49
             TOUR
                                                                                       AT L A N T I S   S U B M A R I N E
     GUM-T
                                                                                                                              Explore Guam’s underwater wonders with-
                                                                                                                              out getting wet. Board your air-conditioned
DURATION
Approximately 2 1/2 hours                                                                                                     submarine that offers comfortable seating
                                                                                                                              and large viewing ports.

                                                                                                                              YOUR SUBMARINE VOYAGE
                                                                                                                              Explore Guam’s underwater wonders with-
NOTE                                                                                                                          out getting wet. Board your air-conditioned
We suggest you wear casual clothing
and rubber-soled shoes.
                                                                                                                              submarine that offers comfortable seating
                                                                                                                              and large viewing ports. Your experienced
                                                                                                                              crew provides narration as you tour Guam’s
                                                                                                                              coral gardens. Tour begins with a 15-minute
                                                                                                                              boat ride that takes you to board the
                                                                                                                              submarine located off the beautiful
                                                                                                                              shores of Guam. The fully submersible
                                                                                                                              vessels carries up to 48 passsengers and
                                       Under the sea
                                                                                                                              the dive lasts approximately 45-minutes.
             TOUR

    GUM-U                                                                D O L P H I N     WAT C H      &   S N O R K E L   C R U I S E


                                      Cruise out of the harbor and into the
DURATION
Approximately 3 hours                 open ocean in search of wild dolphins.
                                      Moor in a secluded anchorage for a guided
                                      snorkel tour of Guam’s coral gardens and
                                      barrier reef.

                                      YOUR DOLPHIN
                                      & SNORKEL EXPEDITION
                                      Board your vessel in the harbor for a cruise
                                      on the open ocean in search of dolphins.
                                      Afterwards, find a secluded spot and set
                                      out on a snorkel expedition of Guam’s
                                      coral gardens and barrier reef. Your tour
                                      includes snorkeling equipment including
                                      life vest (excluding fins) expert instruction,
                                                                                        Dolphins
                                      supervision and refreshments.
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   KAGOSHIMA
   From the 14th century to the Meiji
   Restoration of 1868, Kagoshima was
   the chief stronghold and administrative
   centre of the mighty Shimazu clan.
   The city lies at the top of the Satsuma Peninsula, a mountainous,
   geothermal wonderland of hot springs and geysers. The area is       Iso Garden

   also rich in modern Japanese history: Saigo Takamori and the
                                                                                                 THINGS TO SEE AND DO
   Satsuma samurai were leaders of the Meiji Restoration that top-                                    IN AND AROUND KAGOSHIMA

   pled the shogun and restored the Emperor to power in 1868.
                                                                       The symbol of Kagoshima is Sakura Jima —        LAKE IKEDA
   In 1877, dissatisfied with the direction of the new government,     the volcanic island that sits just offshore.    The largest lake on Kyushu is actually
                                                                       The volcano has erupted over 30 times.          a caldera, the remains of a collapsed volcano.
   Saigo led the Satsuma Rebellion, which ended in his death and                                                       The lake serves as a stunning frame for serene
                                                                       CHIRAN                                          Mt. Kaimon, a beautifully conical volcano that
   the defeat of the traditional samurai class.                        This historic village is lined with well-pre-   recalls Mt. Fuji in shape.
                                                                       served samurai houses and their gardens.

                                                                       IBUSUKI
                                                                       The Satsuma Peninsula’s foremost resort is
                                                                       famed for its unique sand bath. Geothermal
                                                                       springs heat the sand to approximately 80
                                                                       degrees Fahrenheit.

                                                                       SAKURA JIMA
                                                                       The symbol of Kagoshima, Mt. Sakura
                                                                       rises over 1,000 feet above the waters of
                                                                       Kagoshima Bay. The volcano has erupted
                                                                       over 30 times in recorded history and is
                                                                       still mildly active today.

                                                                       ISO GARDEN
                                                                       Designed during the 17th century for the
                                                                       Daimyo Shimazu Mitsuhisa, this superb
                                                                       formal garden offers stunning views of            Statue of Saigo Takamori
                                                                       Sakura Jima and Kagoshima Bay.




Asian garden
             TOUR
                                                                      S AT S U M A       P E N I N S U L A ,        C H I R A N         &   I B U S U K I
      KOJ-A
                                        Travel to the Satsuma Peninsula, visit the       PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
                                        stronghold of the feudal Shimazu samurai,        Lake Ikeda
DURATION
Approximately 7 1/2 hours               and view the largest lake on Kyushu,             The largest lake on Kyushu is actually
                                        the remains of a collapsed volcano.              a caldera, the remains of a collapsed volcano.
                                        WHAT YOU VISIT
                                                                                         The lake serves as a stunning frame for
                                        Chiran                                           serene Mt. Kaimon, a beautifully conical
                                        During Japan’s Feudal Era, Chiran was            volcano that recalls Mt. Fuji in shape.
NOTE
Local currency is recommended for
purchasing souvenirs.
                                        a stronghold of the Shimazu samurai.
                                                                                         WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                        Stroll down a street lined with well-preserved
                                                                                         Board your air-conditioned motorcoach
                                        samurai houses and their small gardens.
                                                                                         and travel south to the Satsuma Peninsula,
                                        Nagasaki-Bana Point                              a mountainous, geothermal wonderland of
                                        The point is located in the southernmost         hot springs and geysers. Pass through the
                                        end of the Satsuma-hanto Peninsula.              resort of Ibusuki enroute to Chiran.                Mt. Sakura




             TOUR

      KOJ-C                                                                      C H I R A N     &    I B U S U K I      S A N D        B AT H


                                        Travel to the beautiful Satsuma Peninsula,       PHOTO OPPORTUNITY                                  Fahrenheit. Don a kimono and lay back
DURATION                                visit a village lined with Samurai houses,       Lake Ikeda
Approximately 7 1/2 hours
                                                                                                                                            as you are covered with warm sand up
                                        and take a unique sand bath at the resort        The largest lake on Kyushu is actually a           to your neck. The sand bath is touted as
                                        of Ibusuki.                                      caldera, the remains of a collapsed volcano.       a tonic for circulation and general health.
                                        WHAT YOU VISIT
                                                                                         The lake serves as a stunning frame for            Your sand bath is followed by a shower
                                        Chiran                                           serene Mt. Kaimon, a beautifully conical           and a Japanese hot bath.
                                        During Japan’s Feudal Era, Chiran was            volcano that recalls Mt. Fuji in shape.
                                                                                                                                            WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                        a stronghold of the Shimazu samurai.
                                                                                         YOUR IBUSUKI SAND BATH                             Board your air-conditioned motorcoach
NOTE                                    Stroll down a street lined with well-preserved
Passengers are provided with a cotton
                                                                                         Ibusuki is the Satsuma Peninsula’s                 and travel south to the Satsuma Peninsula,
kimono and towel for their sand bath.
                                        samurai houses and their small gardens.
Changing facilities are available.
                                                                                         foremost resort, famed for its unique sand         a mountainous, geothermal wonderland
Tour is not recommended for those                                                        bath. Geothermal geysers and springs heat          of hot springs and geysers.
with high blood pressure or heart
problems.
                                                                                         the sand to approximately 80 degrees




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                                                      E Z   K A G O S H I M A                                                                           TOUR

                                                                                                                                                KOJ-G
A narrated driving tour explore the scenic     over 30 times in recorded history and is
highlights of Japan’s “Southern Gateway”       still mildly active today.
                                                                                                                                          DURATION
on an excursion designed for those who                                                                                                    Approximately 3 hours
prefer little or no walking.                   WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                               Board your motorcoach at the pier and
PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES
                                               drive through the city suburbs to its very
Shiroymama Scenic Overlook
                                               heart. Pass Kinko Bay and the bronze statue
From the overlook you will have views of                                                                                                  NOTE
                                               of Saigo Takamori — known as the Last
the city and Sakurajima Island.                                                                                                           Tour order may vary.

                                               Samuri — traveling past Shiroymama Park
Sakura Jima                                    on the way to the scenic overlook at
The symbol of Kagoshima, Mt. Sakura            Shiroymama. Pause for a sake before
rises over 1,000 feet above the waters of      returning to the ship.
Kagoshima Bay. The volcano has erupted                                                        View of Kagoshima


                                                                                                                                                        TOUR
                                        C H I R A N     &   K A M I K A Z E       M U S E U M                                                   KOJ-H
Travel to the beautiful Satsuma Peninsula,     houses, and tour a museum dedicated to        WHAT YOU VISIT
visit an historic village lined with Samurai   World War II Kamikaze pilots.                 Chiran                                       DURATION
                                                                                                                                          Approximately 4 hours
                                                                                             During Japan’s Feudal Era, Chiran was a
                                                                                             stronghold of the Shimazu samurai. Stroll
                                                                                             down a street lined with well-preserved
                                                                                             samurai houses and their small gardens.
                                                                                                                                          NOTE
                                                                                             Kamikaze Museum                              This tour includes sensitive material
                                                                                                                                          including graphic pictures and
                                                                                             During World War II, Chiran Air Base         displays on the atrocities of war.

                                                                                             was home to Japan’s Kamikaze squadrons.
                                                                                             Tour the Tokko Heiwa Kaikan with its
                                                                                             comprehensive collection of aircraft,
                                                                                             models, mementoes and photographs
                                                                                             of the Special Attack Corps.

                                                                                             WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                                                                             Board your air-conditioned motorcoach
 Kamikaze Museum
                                                                                             and travel south to the Satsuma Peninsula.


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   SHANGHAI
   This fabled port on the Huangpu River
   has played a pivotal role in the tumultuous
   history of modern China.
   Originally, the chief of seven treaty ports inflicted by the West
   on Imperial China, Shanghai was famed for the Bund, an elegant
   section of riverbank lined with great mercantile houses and           Grand Canal — Suzhou, China

   elegant mansions. The city was also the cradle of the Chinese                                     THINGS TO SEE AND DO
                                                                                                            IN AND AROUND SHANGHAI
   Communist Party, and it is here that the People’s Republic creat-
   ed its vast commercial and industrial bastion. Shanghai is also
                                                                         Shanghai’s attractions are legendary, from             YU GARDEN
                                                                         exquisite temples and superb museums                   Classic Ming Dynasty garden features more
   one of the most fascinating cities on the face of the earth, home     to a stroll along the Bund with its elegant            than 30 halls and pavilions.
                                                                         19th-century European architecture. The city is
   to over 13 million people. The streets are packed with scurrying      also your gateway to the Grand Canal and the           SHANGHAI MUSEUM
                                                                         famed cities of Wuxi and Suzhou.                       A museum, dedicated to preserving and pre-
   individuals, cars and bicycles, weaving an extraordinary and                                                                 senting Chinese culture features the country’s
                                                                         THE BUND                                               finest display of classical bronzes.
                                                                         Once the heart of European capitalism in
   unforgettable tapestry of humanity. Yet, serenity and beauty are      China, this elegant riverfront promenade is            SHANGHAI CONTEMPORARY
                                                                         lined with graceful 19th-century buildings.            HISTORICAL MUSEUM
   always present, be it a class practicing their tai chi in the early                                                          Housed in the Oriental Pearl Tower in Pudong,
                                                                         JADE BUDDHA TEMPLE                                     this fascinating museum features a miniature
   morning or the serene repose of the city’s fabled jade Buddha.        The temple is home to an exquisite and price-          of the city as it appeared in the 19th and early
                                                                         less white jade Buddha brought from Burma in           20th century.
                                                                         the late 19th century.
                                                                                                                                RIVERSIDE WALKWAY
                                                                         CHILDREN’S PALACE                                      Located on the opposite bank from the Bund,
                                                                         The former mansions of Shanghai millionaires           this paved walkway affords excellent views of
                                                                         have been transformed into a school for                the Bund’s 19th-century buildings as well as the
                                                                         gifted children.                                       modern commercial district at Pudong.

                                                                         NANJING ROAD                                           SUZHOU
                                                                         Shanghai’s premier shopping district features          The city has occupied this site for 2,500
                                                                         the most Western-style shops in all of China.          years. The city’s attractions have remained
                                                                                                                                relatively untouched since the Song Dynasty
                                                                         JICHANG GARDEN                                         in the 8th century. UNESCO lists its fabled
                                                                         This 400-year-old garden in Wuxi is a superb           gardens as World Heritage Sites.
                                                                         example of Ming Dynasty landscape architecture,
                                                                         complete to its miniature pagoda.                      ZHUJIAJIAO
                                                                                                                                Lakeside country town preserves the buildings
                                                                         GRAND CANAL                                            and customs of old China.
                                                                         Arguably the longest man-made waterway on
                                                                         earth, the ancient canal still plays a vital role in   XINTIANDI PLAZA
                                                                         local commerce.                                        Recently restored buildings from the mid
                                                                                                                                19th century Shikumen architecture have been
                                                                         WUXI                                                   reborn from residential housing to a dining,
                                                                         This garden city on the Grand Canal is revered         retail and entertainment center imbued with the
                                                                         for its beautiful parks and gardens.                   city's historical and cultural legacies.

Grand Canal
                                                 B E S T     O F    S H A N G H A I


Explore China’s largest city on an excur-      in centuries past. The highlight of your      Bund, enjoying views of its 19th-century
sion that tours the famed Children’s           tour is a stop at Yu Garden. This classic     European buildings and the colorful
Palace; visit the Shanghai Museum and          Ming Dynasty garden features more than        river traffic.
Jade Buddha Temple, and walk the historic
                                               30 halls and pavilions.
Old Town.                                                                                    NOTES:

WHAT YOU VISIT                                 SHOPPING                                      Photography is not allowed in the Shanghai
Children’s Palace                              Julong Silk & Craft Store                     Museum. A bag check is available for large
Inspired by the widow of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen,      The store offers the most complete selec-     purses, totes and cameras.
Children’s Palace is dedicated to furthering   tion of Chinese goods, arts, and crafts in
                                                                                             Wear comfortable, low-heeled walking
the talents of gifted children, providing      the country.
                                                                                             shoes with non-slip soles for your tour
a center where they can pursue their talents   Gift Shops                                    of Old Town and Yu Garden.                   Dragon Lantern in Old Town
in music, dance, science, art and more.        Browse for souvenirs in the gift shops at
                                                                                             Sequence of tour stops may vary to avoid
You will meet these gifted young people        the Shanghai Museum, Children’s Palace
                                                                                             overcrowding at venues.                                    TOUR
on your tour — in fact, they serve as your     and Yu Garden.
guides. Your visit also includes a unique                                                    Due to large crowds, the stop at Jade              SHA-A
opportunity to see a performance and           LUNCH                                         Buddha Temple may be replaced with
demonstration featuring their precocious       Sit down to a classic Shanghai-style lunch    a stop at Longhua Temple, Shanghai’s
                                                                                                                                           DURATION
talents.                                       with soup, entrees, dessert, fruit and tea.   oldest temple.                                Approximately 9 1/2 to 10 hours


Shanghai Museum                                WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                                                                             Tour duration will vary depending on the
This superb museum, dedicated to preserv-      Board your motorcoach at the pier for         distance from the pier to Shanghai.
ing and presenting Chinese culture features    the drive to Shanghai. Travel along the
the country’s finest display of classical
bronzes as well as special galleries devoted
to ceramics, calligraphy, paintings, jades,
seals, furniture and numismatics.
Jade Buddha Temple
The temple is famed for its exquisite and
priceless white jade Buddha, brought
from Burma in the late 19th century by
a Chinese monk.
Yu Garden and Old Town
Your guided walking tour explores the
narrow alleys and cobblestone lanes of
the Old Town, the heart of Shanghai             Temple statue

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                                                                                          A    V I S I T    T O    S U Z H O U


                                       Journey to the city of Suzhou; explore this
                                       extraordinary historic and cultural city,
                                       and then take a cruise on the Grand Canal.

                                       WHAT YOU VISIT
                                       Suzhou
                                       According to ancient records, a city has
                                       occupied this site for 2,500 years. The city’s
                                       chief attractions have remained relatively
                                       untouched since the Song Dynasty in the
                                       8th century. In fact, Suzhou boasts more
Grand Canal                            historic bridges and canals than any other
                                       Chinese city, and UNESCO lists its fabled
             TOUR                      gardens as World Heritage Sites.
                                                                                         Suzhou Garden
      SHA-B                            The Humble
                                       Administrator’s Garden
                                                                                        YOUR GRAND CANAL CRUISE                          WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                       Created circa 1509 by Wang Xiachen,
DURATION
                                                                                        The largest man-made waterway on earth           Board your motorcoach at the pier for the
                                       a Ming Dynasty administrator, this superb
Approximately 10 to 10 1/2 hours                                                        was built over 1,300 years ago to transport      approximately 2 to 2 1/2 -hour drive to
                                       garden is considered one of the four finest
                                                                                        food and commerce between Beijing and            Suzhou. A rest stop is made near the
                                       classical gardens in all China. The landscape
                                                                                        Hangzhou. Your approximately 55- to 60-          halfway point. Travel across the South
                                       is an extraordinary fusion of nature, art and
                                                                                        minute cruise along the canal offers views       China countryside, a fertile landscape
                                       architecture that evokes the serenity of
                                                                                        of classic Chinese architecture and a glimpse    of fields and small villages, to Suzhou.
                                       a Chinese painting.
                                                                                        at the lifestyle of the people living along      After your Grand Canal cruise, board your
                                       Suzhou Embroidery                                its banks. While no longer used for long-        motorcoach for the return trip to the pier.
NOTE
This tour requires walking over        Research Institute                               distance commerce, the canal still bustles
uneven surfaces and climbing some
stairs. Wear comfortable, low-heel     Suzhou embroidery has long been renowned         with human-powered ferries and flat-bot-
walking shoes with non-slip soles.

Tour duration will vary depending on   for its elegant craftsmanship. The embroi-       tom boats transporting local produce.
the pier where the ship is docked.
                                       dery produced at the institute is used           People along the banks and on the bridges
                                       chiefly for exhibitions and for official         still stop their activity to wave at travelers
                                       government presentations, and has                passing by.
                                       received international acclaim and prizes.
                                       Your tour visits several workshops where         PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
                                       artisans are at work and includes the            Pan Men Gate
                                       opportunity to visit the small museum            This ancient city gate stands near the
                                       where their masterpieces are on display.                                                           Suzhou Embroidery Factory
                                                                                        disembarkation point of your canal cruise.
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                                                                                                                                                              TOUR
                                                O L D    &    N E W     S H A N G H A I
                                                                                                                                                      SHA-C
Explore the city’s most popular attractions     Yu Garden & Old Town                           WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
on a half-day tour that takes you to the        Your guided walking tour explores the          Board your motorcoach at the pier for the
                                                                                                                                                DURATION
historical museum and includes a walking        narrow alleys and cobblestone lanes of         drive to Shanghai. Cross the Huangpu River,      Approximately 4 1/2 to 51/2 hours
tour of the historic Old Town.                  the Old Town, the heart of Shanghai            enjoying views of the metropolitan skyline
                                                in centuries past. The highlight of your       enroute to Old Town. The old district of the
WHAT YOU VISIT
                                                tour is a stop at Yu Garden. This classic      city is a warren of narrow alleys, cobblestone
Shanghai Contemporary
                                                Ming Dynasty garden features more than         lanes, and houses with old shingled roofs.       NOTE
Historical Museum                                                                                                                               Photography is not allowed in the
                                                30 halls and pavilions.                                                                         museum. A bag check is available for
Housed in the Oriental Pearl Tower                                                                                                              large purses, totes and cameras.

in Pudong, this fascinating museum              PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
                                                                                                                                                Wear comfortable, low-heeled walking
                                                                                                                                                shoes with non-slip soles for your tour
features a miniature of the city as it          Riverside Walkway
                                                                                                                                                of Old Town and Yu Garden.

                                                                                                                                                Tour duration will vary depending
appeared in the 19th and early 20th             Located on the opposite bank from the                                                           on the distance from the pier to
                                                                                                                                                Shanghai.
century. The museum also features walk-         Bund, this paved walkway affords excellent
through sections that recreate Shanghai’s       views of the Bund’s 19th-century buildings
historic sites and old houses, complete         as well as the modern commercial district
with wax figures.                               at Pudong.                                      Yu Garden



                                                                                                                                                              TOUR
                                                        E Z    S H A N G H A I
                                                                                                                                                      SHA-G
The opportunity to experience the high-         The Bund                                       skyscraper in China and a soaring monu-
lights of Shanghai without the need for         Extending between the Woosung River            ment to Shanghai’s economic boom. Take           DURATION
                                                                                                                                                Approximately 4 to 41/2 hours
extensive walking is appealing to many          and Old Town on Shanghai’s waterfront,         in majestic views of Shanghai from the
guests. Therefore, we have specially designed   this area was formerly the financial hub       observation deck of the majestic chrome
this half-day light walking excursion.          of colonial Shanghai. As the city’s most       and glass tower.
                                                important sightseeing spot, the Bund
WHAT YOU SEE ON YOUR
                                                shows graceful 19th-century architectures.     WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY                       NOTE
SCENIC DRIVE                                                                                                                                    Tour order may vary.
                                                From this waterfront, you also can view the    Former Concession Area — during this
People’s Square                                                                                motorcoach tour, you will past the
                                                spectacular metropolitan skyline in Pudong
Located on the site of an English colonial                                                     unique architecture of French Town.
                                                New Area. The most identifiable structure is
racing course. Long considered the city’s                                                      Originally the French expatriate quarter,
                                                1,535 feet (467m) high Oriental Pearl TV
commercial, cultural and political hub,                                                        this fascinating area not only gained
                                                Tower, the symbol of the 21st century
People’s Square is easily accessible and                                                       a reputation for lawlessness, but also
                                                Shanghai.
provides a unique opportunity to watch                                                         developed a bewitching history.
local life, take a short stroll or photograph   Jin Mao Building
the surrounding sights.                         Nearby the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, it is
                                                the 88-story Jin Mao Building, the tallest
                                                                                                                                                               Shanghai             |   57
             TOUR
                                                                                    M O D E R N       FA C E S        O F     S H A N G H A I
     SHA-H
                                                                                          friction. The short round-trip transfer             three mega-towers that mark the corners
                                                                                          begins and ends at Long Yang Lu Station             of the Shanghai World Financial Center.
DURATION
Approximately 3 1/2 to 4 hours                                                            and whisks you to Pudong Airport at
                                                                                          speeds reaching 267 miles per hour.                 PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
                                                                                                                                              The observation deck of the Jin Mao
                                                                                          WHAT YOU VISIT                                      Building offers panoramic views of Shanghai.
                                                                                          The Jin Mao Building Tower
NOTE                                                                                      Take in majestic views of Shanghai from             WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
Wear comfortable, low-heeled walk-      Maglev train
ing shoes.                                                                                the observation deck of the majestic                Board your motorcoach at the pier for
Tour duration will vary depending                                                         88-story chrome and glass tower.                    the transfer to Long Yang Lu Station.
on the distance from the pier to
Shanghai.
                                       Experience the thrill of traveling 1 / times
                                                                            1
                                                                                2
                                                                                                                                              After your train journey, travel to the
                                       faster than a Formula One racing car on            Lu Jia Zui Financial Area
                                                                                                                                              Lu Jia Zui Financial Area passing a series
                                       a new generation Maglev train. Combine             The self-proclaimed Wall Street of China is
                                                                                                                                              of elegant banks on the west bank of the
                                       this with a visit to the Lu Jia Zui financial      bordered by the murky Huangpu River —
                                                                                                                                              Huangpu River. On the opposite side
                                       area — the self-proclaimed Wall Street             where a constant stream of barges and junks
                                                                                                                                              of the river, modern high-rise buildings
                                       of China.                                          attest to Shanghai’s historical role as the life-
                                                                                                                                              tower over the river.
                                                                                          line of the entire Yangzi region. Some
                                       YOUR MAGLEV TRAIN RIDE
                                                                                          45 banks have settled into the Lu Jia Zui
                                       Experience the fastest mode of overland            Finance and Trade Zone, which is anchored
                                       transfer on a train propelled on a magnetic        by the Jin Mao Building — the first of
                                       carpet – independent of any wheel or rail
             TOUR

      SHA-K                                                                     A   V I S I T   T O     A N C I E N T         Z H U J I A J I A O


                                       Travel to this lakeside country town;              WHAT YOU VISIT                                      Rice Museum
DURATION
Approximately 7 1/4 hours              explore its historic streets and see its           Zhujiajiao                                          Zhujiajiao is a major rice producer. Tour the
                                       treasured 36 bridges — including a bridge          This lakeside country town preserves the            local museum; learn about the many stages
                                       dating from the Ming dynasty.                      buildings and customs of old China. During          of rice cultivation, and see such exhibits as
                                                                                          your visit, explore its meandering streets,         a foot-driven pestle used to hull rice.
                                                                                          see its famous canals, and view its historic
                                                                                          buildings, including the Daqing Youju,              WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                                                                          a post office dating from the Qing dynasty.         Board your air-conditioned motorcoach for
NOTE                                                                                      Covered Bridges                                     the approximately 90-minute drive from
This tour travels uneven surfaces.
                                                                                          Zhujiajiao is home to canals and 36 moss-           Shanghai to Zhujiajiao. Travel across South
Wear comfortable clothes and sturdy
walking shoes. Not recommended
                                                                                          covered bridges. The most famous is the             China’s fertile countryside, a landscape of
for passengers with mobility issues.
                                                                                          five-arched Fangsheng Bridge, which dates           fields, rice paddies and small villages.
                                        Canal in Zhujiajiao
                                                                                          from the Ming dynasty.
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                   B E I J I N G                  &       T H E                       O U            L
                                                                          G R E A T TW A LRL : T IATN EO V E R L A N D                                        A D V E N T U R E

Fly to Beijing on a four-day, three-night adventure to experience the glories of China. Tour the Forbidden City and visit Tiananmen
Square and the Temple of Heaven. Stroll the battlements of the Great Wall and view the tombs of 14 Ming emperors.

DAY ONE – SHANGHAI / BEIJING                                                  DAY TWO – BEIJING /                                                      WHAT YOU VISIT
Drive to the airport for your flight to                                       FORBIDDEN CITY                                                           The Forbidden City
Beijing. On arrival, transfer to your hotel                                   Set out on a full day of sightseeing                                     This complex of palaces, pavilions, gardens
for check-in. The rest of the day is yours;                                   after breakfast.                                                         and ceremonial courtyards was home to
a dinner buffet is served at your hotel.
                                                                                                                                                       the imperial court of 24 Ming and Qing
                                                                                                                                                       emperors.
                                                                                                                                                       Tiananmen Square
                                                                                                                                                       The 17th century Square of Heavenly
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Market
                                                                                                                                                       Peace stands next to the Forbidden City.
                                                                                                                                                       Designed for massive gatherings, the square
                                                                                                                                                       accommodates over a million people.                         TOUR

                                                                                                                                                       Temple of Heaven                                 SHA-PA/PB
                                                                                                                                                       The circular, three-gabled temple was
                                                                                                                                                       completed in 1440. Every winter solstice
                                                                                                                                                                                                      DURATION
                                                                                                                                                       the emperor would visit the temple to          Approximately 3 nights / 4 days

                                                                                                                                                       pray for a good harvest.

                                                                                                                                                       LUNCH
                                                                                                                                                       A lunch of Beijing-style dishes is served
 The Forbidden City                                                                                                                                    at the Regal Palace Theatre Restaurant.

                                                                                                                                                       PEKING DUCK BANQUET
                  TOUR NOTES ON BEIJING & THE GREAT WALL OVERLAND ADVENTURE
                                                                                                                                                       Visit one of Beijing’s leading restaurants
   Please be advised that the tour is non-refundable; reservations must be made 30 days in advance of the cruise. Participation is limited;
   we suggest booking early. A minimum number of participants are required to operate this tour. All sightseeing is subject to flight arrival times.   for a classic banquet featuring Peking
         Your fare includes the following:                                         Your fare does not include the following:                           duck. The dish was a favorite dish of the
         • Sightseeing as described subject to timing                              • Refreshments
                                                                                                                                                       Ming emperors.
         • Transportation via coach, train and plane                               • Telephone calls
         • English speaking guide                                                  • Laundry
         • Accommodations in Beijing                                               • Gratuities                                                        ACCOMMODATIONS
         • Meals as stated                                                         • Room Service
         • Entrance fees
                                                                                                                                                       Overnight lodging is again at your hotel
                                                                                                                                                       in Beijing.




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                                B E I J I N G      &    T H E      G R E AT    WA L L       —     A N   O V E R L A N D   A D V E N T U R E


                    DAY THREE – BEIJING/
                    GREAT WALL
                    After breakfast, board a motorcoach for
                    the approximately 47-mile drive to the
                    Great Wall.

                    WHAT YOU VISIT
                    The Great Wall
                    Begun in the 3rd century B.C. to protect
                    China’s northern border from marauding
                    nomads and ‘barbarians’, the Wall stretches
Beijing Palace
                    over 4,473 miles east to west. Today, it
                    remains a poignant reminder of the painstak-
           TOUR     ing endeavours of the workers who struggled
  SHA-PA/PB         to complete it. Please wear comfortable shoes
                    with soft rubber soles, as the walkways’ worn
                    stones are frequently slippery.
                    Ming Tombs
                    The tombs of 13 Ming emperors are
                    located in a tranquil valley. Each tomb is
                    located at the foot of a hill, and the road
                    called Shen Lu, the ‘Sacred Way’, links all.
                                                                       The Great Wall
                    This 4.5 miles road, once forbidden to all
                    but the emperor’s funeral cortege, leads to
                    Changling, the grand tomb built for                                                          DINNER & ACCOMMODATIONS
                    Emperor Yongle in 1427.                                                                      The remainder of the day is yours; dinner
                                                                                                                 is on your own. Overnight accommoda-
                    SHOPPING                                                                                     tion is again at your hotel in Beijing.
                    Browse for souvenirs and crafts during
                    a shopping stop on your return route to
                    Beijing.                                                                                     DAY FOUR – BEIJING /
                                                                                                                 HONG KONG
                    LUNCH                                                                                        After breakfast and checkout, transfer to
                    Lunch is served at a restaurant near the                                                     the airport for your flight to Hong Kong
                    Great Wall.                                        View from the Great Wall
                                                                                                                 where you rejoin your ship.
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   HONG KONG
   Skyscrapers form a glistening forest of
   steel and glass, junks and sampans ply
   the busy harbor waters, and the green,
   dragon-crested hills of Kowloon beckon.
   Welcome to Hong Kong, one of the world’s great travel
   destinations. Now a semi-autonomous region of China,              Lantau Island, Hong Kong

   Hong Kong — literally "Fragrant Harbor" — has lost none                                   THINGS TO SEE AND DO
   of its charm, excitement or exoticism. Modern skyscrapers                                      IN AND AROUND HONG KONG

   and luxury hotels climb the slopes of Hong Kong Island.
                                                                     The former Crown Colony has enough               REPULSE BAY
   Narrow streets are crammed with noodle vendors, fortunetellers,   attractions to last a lifetime. To take in the   Hong Kong’s most beautiful beach is both
                                                                     entire spectacle, head to Victoria Peak for      a resort destination and a home to Hong
   and bonesetters. The endless array of shops offer the visitor     panoramic views. Enjoy lunch on one of           Kong’s elite.
                                                                     the city’s floating restaurants. Walk down
   everything from hand-tailored suits and antique Chinese           one of the crowded streets to take the           MUSEUM OF ART

                                                                     city’s rapid pulse. And whether you think        The museum includes Chinese antiques, fine
   porcelain to the latest consumer electronics. And everywhere                                                       arts, historical pictures and contemporary art
                                                                     you are in the mood or not to shop —             of Hong Kong. Also included are hundreds of
                                                                     you should shop — you are in the duty-           oil paintings, drawings and etchings, as well
   more than six million people are moving at a breathtaking         free capital of the world.                       as lithographs of Old Hong Kong.

   pace in one of the world’s great monuments to capitalism,         VICTORIA HARBOUR                                 WONG TAI SIN TEMPLE
                                                                     Victoria Harbour is ranked with Rio de           One of Hong Kong’s largest Taoist temples.
   commerce and enterprise.                                          Janeiro, San Francisco and Sydney as one         Taoism and Buddhism are the dominant
                                                                     of the world’s most beautiful harbors.           religions of Hong Kong.

                                                                     VICTORIA PEAK                                    BIRD MARKET
                                                                     At 1,805 feet above sea level, Victoria Peak     Birds are popular pets, and the market is filled
                                                                     is the highest point on Hong Kong Island.        with colorful birds in ornate bamboo cages.

                                                                     KOWLOON                                          LANTAU ISLAND
                                                                     The Kowloon Peninsula forms the mainland         The largest outlying island of Hong Kong,
                                                                     section of Hong Kong.                            Lantau is twice the size of Hong Kong Island
                                                                                                                      with a mere fraction of its population — just
                                                                     STANLEY MARKET                                   some 25,000 souls live there. Much of the
                                                                     A popular site for bargain hunters, this         island is designated parkland.
                                                                     Hong Kong market offers everything from
                                                                     clothes to antiques.                             PO LIN MONASTERY
                                                                                                                      This Buddhist retreat in Lantau’s western hills
                                                                     ABERDEEN FISHING VILLAGE                         is the island’s most popular attraction. Tour
                                                                     The picturesque village is home to thousands     the monastery and view the largest seated
                                                                     of "water people" who live aboard their          outdoor bronze Buddha in the world.
                                                                     junks and sampans.

Harbor Cruise
             TOUR
                                                                H O N G          K O N G    I S L A N D      &    H A R B O R       C R U I S E
     HKG-A
                                 Travel to Victoria Peak for panoramic             WHAT YOU VISIT                                   Victoria Peak
                                 views; visit the famous fishing village           Aberdeen                                         Board the tram for the approximately
DURATION
Approximately 8 1/2 hours        at Aberdeen; lunch aboard a floating              This picturesque village is home to thou-        8-minute ride to the top of Victoria Peak,
                                 restaurant, and take in the sights on             sands of “water people” who live aboard          1,805 feet above sea level. Take in panoramic
                                 a harbor cruise.                                  their junks and sampans. Board a sampan          views of the island, harbor and Kowloon
                                                                                   for a short ride among the many boats in         Peninsula.
                                 YOUR HARBOR CRUISE
                                                                                   the harbor.
                                 From the ship, board your motorcoach
                                                                                                                                    WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                 for the short drive through the Cross
                                                                                                                                    Board your motorcoach, and drive
                                 Harbour Tunnel to Hong Kong Island and
                                                                                                                                    to Victoria Peak, traveling a winding
NOTE                             Central Pier. Here you will board your ferry,
Tour order may vary.
                                                                                                                                    mountain road. Continue down
                                 which features an air-conditioned lower deck
                                                                                                                                    Wongneichong Gap Road, enjoying
                                 with seating and an open-air upper deck.
                                                                                                                                    views of Happy Valley and the Hong
                                 Your narrator provides continuous commen-
                                                                                                                                    Kong Jockey Club. Your route takes in
                                 tary as you cruise to Hong Kong’s Eastern
                                                                                                                                    Repulse Bay, the island’s most popular
                                 Harbour, passing the Central, Wanchai,
                                                                                                                                    beach resort, before arriving at Ocean
                                 Causeway Bay and North Point waterfronts.
                                                                                                                                    Terminal for your harbor cruise.
                                 Soft drinks are served during the cruise.          Aberdeen village

             TOUR

     HKG-C                                                       L A N TA U         I S L A N D      &   P O     L I N    M O N A S T E RY


                                 Travel to Lantau Island; take a walking           WHAT YOU VISIT                                   Po Lin Monastery
DURATION                         tour of a traditional Chinese fishing vil-        Lantau Island
Approximately 7 hours
                                                                                                                                    This Buddhist retreat in Lantau’s western
                                 lage, and see the world’s largest seated          The largest outlying island of Hong Kong,        hills is the island’s most popular attraction.
                                 bronze Buddha on a visit to popular               Lantau is twice the size of Hong Kong            Tour the monastery and view the largest
                                 Po Lin Monastery.                                 Island with a mere fraction of its popula-       seated outdoor bronze Buddha in the world.
                                                                                   tion — just some 25,000 souls live there.        Your motorcoach drives to the top of the
NOTE                                                                               Much of the island is designated parkland.       hill where you can disembark. You can
The drive between Kowloon and
Lantau Island is approximately
                                                                                   Tai O Fishing Village                            choose to walk down the 268 steps to
60 minutes each way.
                                                                                   The people of this traditional fishing village   rejoin your motorcoach or ride down with
Wear comfortable, low-heeled
walking shoes.                                                                     live much the same life as their forebears       the bus.
Chinese-style vegitarian lunch
is included.
                                                                                   did over a century ago. Your visit includes
                                                                                                                                    PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
                                                                                   an approximately 30-minute walking tour
                                                                                                                                    Cheung Sha Beach
                                                                                   of “Hong Kong’s Little Venice.” The sights
                                                                                                                                    This pristine beach stretches for some two
                                                                                   include colorful fishing boats, stilt houses,
                                  Lantau Island Beach                                                                               miles along the coast.
                                                                                   canals and racks filled with drying fish.
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                                                                                                                                                             TOUR
                                                    E Z    H A R B O R        C R U I S E
                                                                                                                                                     HKG-G
See one of the world’s most exotic ports on
a narrated cruise around Victoria Harbour.
                                                                                                                                                DURATION
                                                                                                                                                Approximately 2 1/2 hours
YOUR HARBOR CRUISE
From the ship, board your motorcoach for
the short drive through the Cross Harbour
Tunnel to Hong Kong Island and Central
Pier. Here you will board your ferry, which
features an air-conditioned lower deck with
seating and an open-air upper deck.
Your narrator provides running commen-
tary as you cruise to Hong Kong’s Eastern
Harbour, passing the Central, Wanchai,
Causeway Bay and North Point waterfronts.
                                                  Hong Kong Harbor
A soft drink is served during the cruise.

                                                                                                                                                             TOUR
                          WA L K I N G          T O U R     O F    O L D      &    N E W      H O N G     K O N G
                                                                                                                                                      HKG-J
For an intriguing glimpse of old and             Stanley Street                                    from different countries and for the col-
new Hong Kong, ride the world’s longest          A photographer’s paradise, here you                                                            DURATION
                                                                                                   lections of China’s sorrel wood furniture.   Approximately 4 hours
covered outdoor escalator system, which          can buy cameras and accessories at
snakes through the back streets of central                                                         Man Mo Temple
                                                 reasonable prices.                                The smell of incense pervades this oldest
Hong Kong.
                                                 Pottinger Street                                  and most famous of Hong Kong’s temples,
WHAT YOU SEE ON YOUR                             Modern buildings border this traditional          dedicated to Man, God of Literature and
WALKING TOUR                                                                                                                                    NOTE
                                                 street, where vendors sell ribbons, bows          Mo, God of Martial Valor.                    This tour has extremely limited
Escalator                                        and buttons.
                                                                                                                                                availability.

Called “the people mover,” this 2,600-foot-
long escalator is a unique way to explore        Central District Police Station
the local lifestyle. Ride a portion of the       Take a picture of this imposing, gray build-
Escalator during your walking tour.              ing with Doric-style columns and façade,
                                                 reminiscent of Hong Kong’s colonial past.
Li Yuen Street East & West Markets
This area is packed with stalls and shops        Hollywood Road
selling casual clothes, leather goods and        Situated at the Sheung Wan of Hong Kong
knickknacks to local housewives and visitors.    Island, the area is known for the stores
                                                                                                    Street markets
                                                 specializing in antiquities and historic relics
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    SAIGON
    (HO CHI MINH CITY)
    Over a quarter of a century has passed
    since the Vietnam War ended in 1975
    with the fall of Saigon.
    Today, the name of this bustling metropolis on the Mekong River
    is Ho Chi Minh City. Yet, the essence of the city, a major trading   Sea Goddess Temple

    center since the 18th century, remains unchanged. The air                                      THINGS TO SEE AND DO
                                                                                                    IN AND AROUND HO CHI MINH CITY
    is filled with the cries of street hawkers and honking horns.
    Bicycles, motorbikes and automobiles fly down the boulevards         The level of activity and energy of this city       REX HOTEL
                                                                         will amaze you — and make it clear that this        The site of the U.S. military’s weekly updates
    at dizzying speeds. And everywhere, friendly faces and warm                                                              on progress in the war in Vietnam — the
                                                                         country has no intention of standing still.
                                                                                                                             infamous "Friday Night Follies."
    greetings meet you.
                                                                         REUNIFICATION HALL
                                                                         The former Presidential Palace is now               LANG CA ONG TEMPLE
                                                                         a museum and exhibition center.                     Dedicated to a whale cult, this temple in
                                                                                                                             Vung Tau features a collection of whale
                                                                                                                             skeletons.
                                                                         NATIONAL HISTORY MUSEUM
                                                                         A small but fascinating collection of art and
                                                                         artifacts traces the cultural history of Vietnam.   SAIGON CATHEDRAL
                                                                                                                             The French government transported all
                                                                                                                             construction materials from Marseille
                                                                         FORMER U.S. EMBASSY
                                                                                                                             to build this church. It remains a proud
                                                                         The last Americans in Vietnam were evacu-
                                                                                                                             symbol of Vietnamese Catholicism.
                                                                         ated by helicopter from the rooftop in 1975.

                                                                                                                             CU CHI TUNNELS
                                                                         CITY HALL
                                                                                                                             This subterranean complex of 124 tunnels
                                                                         This building built like a wedding cake, is one     was built in the Cu Chi district during the
                                                                         of six colonial-style buildings left in Saigon.     Vietnam war.

                                                                         SEA GODDESS TEMPLE
                                                                         A colorful and strange looking temple with
                                                                         array of incense coils hanging from the top
                                                                         of the temple. The temple houses a treasure
                                                                         of wood carvings and ceramic figurines.




City Hall
                                                     G R A N D       S A I G O N


                                                                                            PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES
                                                                                            Notre Dame Cathedral
                                                                                            With twin spires standing 130 feet high,
                                                                                            the cathedral, completed in 1883, is a little
                                                                                            piece of Paris in Southeast Asia.
                                                                                            American Embassy
                                                                                            The former embassy was the site of the
                                                                                            last helicopter out of Vietnam. It has been
                                                                                            rebuilt since 1975.

                                                                                            LUNCH & REFRESHMENTS
                                                                                            A buffet lunch featuring Vietnamese and         Water Puppets
 Reunification Hall
                                                                                            Western dishes is served at a leading hotel.
                                                                                            During your meal enjoy a performance of                       TOUR
Experience all the history, color and         exquisite Cham and Khmer art, ceramics
                                                                                            folk music, song and dance. Refreshments
culture of Saigon. Visit the former
Presidential Palace. Tour the National
                                              and costumes. View a short performance of
                                              Water Puppets, a unique art form that once
                                                                                            are served on the roof of the Rex Hotel,              SGN-A
History Museum and view a Water                                                             once the site of the US military’s weekly
                                              entertained Vietnam’s royalty.
Puppet Show. Enjoy lunch with traditional                                                   briefings.
folk music and dance. Explore Cholon—         Cholon                                                                                         DURATION
                                                                                                                                             Approximately 6 hours
Chinatown — and the Thien Hau Temple.         Explore the narrow streets of Saigon’s        WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
Shop for lacquer ware and sip refreshments    Chinatown, lined with shop houses,            Board your motorcoach for the short drive
at the Rex Hotel.
                                              temples and pagodas. Visit the market,        to the Presidential Palace and the National
WHAT YOU VISIT                                which offers everything from tin wares        History Museum. Continue through the
Reunification Hall                            and bolts of silk to fresh food, fruits       streets of Saigon by Pedi cab, passing the       NOTE
                                                                                                                                             Tour order may vary.
The Vietnamese War ended April 30,            and vegetables.                               Hotel D’Ville and the French Colonial
1975 when a tank crashed through the          Thien Hau Temple                              Post Office en route to Cholon.
gates of the former Presidential Palace.      Located in the heart of Cholon, the
Your tour visits the dining and reception     18th century temple is dedicated to the
rooms of the old Presidential Quarters as     Goddess of the Sea, protector of sailors.
well as the basement, still stocked with      A scale model boat commemorates the
vintage American telecommunications           arrival of the first Chinese from Canton.
equipment.
                                              Lacquer Workshop
National History Museum                       Vietnam is famed for its lacquer ware.
Founded in 1929, the Museum traces            Visit a workshop and view artisans at
Vietnam’s cultural history with a startling   work before browsing for lacquer ware
treasure trove of art and artifacts ranging   ranging in size from small, exquisite boxes    National Museum
from Stone and Bronze Age implements to       to furniture.
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            TOUR
                                                                      H I G H L I G H T S      O F    H O      C H I   M I N H      C I T Y
     SGN-C
                                  Explore the National History Museum,            Visit a workshop and view artisans at             ping for photos at Notre Dame Cathedral
                                  which traces Vietnam’s long cultural history    work before browsing for lacquer ware             and Reunification Hall. Disembark and
DURATION                          with a stunning collection of art and
Approximately 4 hours                                                             ranging in size from small, exquisite boxes       walk past the Da Kao Market in Cholon
                                  artifacts. Experience Saigon on a Pedi cab      to furniture.                                     en route to the Emperor of Jade Temple.
                                  tour of the city. Visit the famed Emperor
                                  of Jade Temple with its colorful, carved        PHOTO OPPRTUNITIES
                                  deities. Tour a lacquer workshop and shop
                                                                                  King Hung Memorial
                                  for exquisite Vietnamese lacquer ware.
NOTE                                                                              The memorial commemorates the king
Wear comfortable walking shoes.
                                  WHAT YOU VISIT                                  considered to be the founder of Vietnam.
                                  National History Museum                         Notre Dame Cathedral
                                  Founded in 1929, the Museum traces              With twin spires standing 130 feet high,
                                  Vietnam’s cultural history with a startling     the cathedral, completed in 1883, is a piece
                                  treasure trove of art and artifacts ranging     of Paris in southeast Asia.
                                  from Stone and Bronze Age implements to
                                  exquisite Cham and Khmer art, ceramics          Reunification Hall
                                  and costumes.                                   The fall of the former Presidential Palace
                                                                                  on April 30, 1975 marked the end of the
                                  Emperor of Jade Temple
                                                                                  Vietnam War.
                                  Built in the 19th century, the Temple boasts
                                  oversized, carved statues of Buddhist and       WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                  Taoist deities. The large statue in the main    Board your motorcoach for the short drive
                                  hall is the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy.          to the King Hung Memorial and the
                                  Lacquer Workshop                                National History Museum. Continue
                                                                                                                                     National History Museum
                                  Vietnam is famed for its lacquer ware.          through Saigon’s streets by Pedi cab stop-

            TOUR

     SGN-F                                                             M A R K E T      V I S I T    &    C O O K I N G          C L A S S


                                  Join one of Saigon’s top chefs for a shopping                                                     cooking, from green bamboo to mush-
DURATION                          trip through the local market. Then learn                                                         rooms. Explore the fish and meat market
Approximately 4 hours
                                  the secrets of preparing Vietnamese-style                                                         before returning to the restaurant. Your
                                  springs rolls with fish sauce. After your                                                         cooking class begins with a demonstration
                                  cooking class, enjoy your handiwork                                                               of carving vegetables for table decorations.
                                  at lunch.                                                                                         Then learn how to make Vietnamese-
                                  YOUR MARKET VISIT                                                                                 style spring rolls, wrapping prawns,
                                  & COOKING CLASS                                                                                   chicken and vegetables in rice paper.
                                  Join one of the city’s top chefs and travel                                                       After preparing spring rolls, enjoy your
                                  by trishaw to the local market. Learn the                                                         creations at lunch.
                                                                                   Ho Chi Minh street market
                                  fresh ingredients that compose Vietnamese
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                                               S A I G O N       B Y    T R I S H AW
                                                                                                                                                 SGN-H
Take a whirlwind tour of Saigon — and its                                                     the French Colonial Post Office, and
teeming streets — on a tour by trishaw.                                                       Dhong Koi street. The former Rue              DURATION
Powered by bicycle or motor scooter,                                                          Catinat, Dhong Khoi Street is Saigon’s        Approximately 2 hours

the Vietnamese “cyclo” provides a close-up                                                    busiest thoroughfare.
view of the city — and it is an exciting
ride you will long remember.

YOUR TRISHAW TOUR
Meet your trishaw and driver at the
pier and set out on an approximately
two-hour tour of the city. City maps
with points of interest are provided.
View the major sights including Notre
Dame Cathedral, the Hotel D’Ville,             Notre Dame Cathedral




                                                                                                                                                          TOUR
                                     E X P L O R I N G       T H E     M E K O N G        D E LTA                                               SGN-M
The great delta of the Mekong is a maze of    Garden Island                                   smaller, less accessible canals. The water-
                                                                                                                                            DURATION
reclaimed marshland, canals and islands.      The My Tho district is famed for its            ways are lined with trees and water palms.    Approximately 7 hours
Journey to My Tho to explore this fascinat-   tropical fruit. Explore a garden island and
ing area on a narrated cruise. Visit an                                                       WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                              its plantations of longans, grapefruits,
island garden and sample exotic tropical                                                      Board your motorcoach for the approxi-
fruits. Enjoy a lunch featuring Delta-style   jackfruits, bananas, mangoes and durian.
                                                                                              mately 90-minute drive to My Tho, passing
dishes. Don a traditional straw hat for a     Traditional House
                                                                                              rubber plantations, small villages and        NOTE
sampan ride down tranquil canals.             Visit a traditional house and view its altar,                                                 This tour involves extensive walking
                                                                                              paddies still worked by water buffalo.        as well as entering and exiting small
                                              kitchen, and living spaces for a true taste                                                   motor launches. Not recommended
WHAT YOU VISIT                                                                                                                              for guests in wheelchairs or with lim-
                                              of Delta life. Often three generations                                                        ited mobility.
Delta Cruise
                                              reside in a single home. Sample an assort-
Arriving in My Tho, board a motorlaunch
                                              ment of fresh fruits during your stay.
and cruise along the Delta’s larger canals.
Water traffic ranges from dugout canoes       YOUR SAMPAN RIDE
and barges to houseboats and ferries.         Board a sampan and don a traditional,
Many wooden boats have an “eye” painted       conical hat of palm straw as you sit back
on their bows to frighten evil spirits.       for a tranquil journey along the Delta’s         Cruising on the Mekong Delta



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                                          Fly to Siem Reap in Cambodia on a 3-day, 2-night adventure. Explore the ruined palaces and temples at Angkor Wat. Visit Phnom Penh,
                                          once hailed as the “Pearl of Asia.” Tour the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda and the National Museum.

                                          DAY ONE – SAIGON / SIEMREAP                                               Angkor Wat
                                          Drive to Tan Son Nhat Airport for your                                    This temple complex, the finest surviving
                                          approximately one-hour international flight                               example of Khmer art and architecture,
                                          to Siemreap. Meet your guide and transfer to
                                                                                                                    went undiscovered until the late 19th
                                          your hotel for dinner and overnight lodging.
                                                                                                                    century. A vast moat defends the wat and
                                          DAY TWO – SIEMREAP/ANGKOR WAT                                             its massive, fortified walls are carved with
                                          After breakfast, board your motorcoach                                    scenes depicting Khmer history.
                                          and set out on a full day of sightseeing.
                                                                                                                    Ta Phrom
Carvings on wall at Angkor Wat
                                          WHAT YOU VISIT                                                            Rainforest and massive fig trees shroud
                                          Angkor Thom                                                               this superb temple near Angkor Wat.
                 TOUR                     Your tour begins at the South Gate of                                     The atmospheric 12th century temple was
     IPC-A
   SGN-OA/OB                              Angkor Thom, a 10-square-mile city built
                                          by Jayavarman VII in the 12th century.
                                                                                                                    a Buddhist monastery.                                                Ruins in Angkor Wat

                                                                                                                    Citadel of Women
                                          At the heart of Angkor Thom stands the                                                                                                        Preah Khan
                                                                                                                    The name of this 10th century red sand-
   DURATION                               Bayon Temple with its 54 carved towers.                                                                                                       Built by Jayavarman VII to celebrate his
   Approximately 2 1nights / 3 days
                 X /2 hours                                                                                         stone temple is modern in origin and
                                          View The Terrace of the Leper King, The                                                                                                       12th century defeat of the Cham invasion,
                                                                                                                    alludes to its delicate carvings. In fact the
                                          Terrace of the 12 Elephants, the Baphoun                                                                                                      this massive temple, like nearby Ta Phrom,
                                                                                                                    temple was dedicated to Shiva.
                                          and the Royal Palace.                                                                                                                         is still shrouded with trees and vegetation.

                                                                                                                                                                                        SHOPPING
                                                       TOUR NOTES ON GRAND OVERLAND: ANGKOR WAT & PHNOM PENH
   NOTE                                                                                                                                                                                 Browse for souvenirs and crafts during a visit
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                                             An individual visa is required for travel to Cambodia and Vietnam. These visas are purchased upon arrival in each country; two passport
                                             photos will be required. The Royal Palace in Phnom Penh is subject to closure without notice. If the palace is closed, a visit to the
                                                                                                                                                                                        to the Central Market in Siem Reap.
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                                             National Museum will be substituted.
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                                                  Your fare includes the following:                                     Your fare does not include the following:                       LUNCH
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                                                  • Sightseeing as described subject to timing                          • Refreshments                                                  Sample Cambodian cuisine during lunch
                                                  • Transportation via motorcoach and plane                             • Telephone calls
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                                                  • English speaking guide                                              • Laundry
                                                                                                                                                                                        at a local restaurant.
                                                  • Accommodations in Angkor Wat                                        • Gratuities
                                                  • Meals as stated                                                     • Room Service                                                  DINNER & ACCOMMODATION
                                                  • Entrance fees
                                                                                                                                                                                        Dinner and overnight lodging is again
                                             Please be advised that the tour is non-refundable; reservations must be made 30 days in advance of the cruise. Participation is limited;
                                             we suggest booking early. Be advised that there is extensive walking over uneven ground at Angkor Wat; passengers should wear              your hotel in Siemreap. A dinner buffet
                                             comfortable walking shoes. Be prepared for hot and humid conditions; not all venues are air-conditioned. A minimum number of
                                             participants are required to operate this tour. All sightseeing is subject to flight arrival times.
                                                                                                                                                                                        of Cambodian dishes is accompanied by
                                                                                                                                                                                        a performance by Apsara dancers.


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                                DAY THREE – SIEMREAP/                        made of Baccarat crystal. The Maitreya
                                PHNOM PENH / SIHANOUKVILLE                   Buddha is a life-size figure encrusted with
                                After breakfast and checkout, transfer to    diamonds.
                                the airport for your flight to Phnom Penh.
                                After sightseeing and lunch, board an air-   National Museum
                                conditioned motorcoach for the drive to      The museum is home to the world’s largest
                                Sihanoukville where you rejoin the ship.     collection of Kmer art.

                                WHAT YOU SEE                                 LUNCH
                                Royal Palace                                 A buffet lunch is served at a hotel in
                                Completed in 1866, the palace is home to     Phnom Penh.
                                Cambodia’s King Norodom Sihamoni.                                                          Aspsara dancer
                                Your tour visits the palace’s Throne Hall.   WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                Silver Pagoda                                Following lunch, board your air-condi-
                                                                                                                                     TOUR
                                This temple in the royal palace complex      tioned motorcoach for the approximately
                                houses two national treasures. The Emerald   3 1/2-hour drive to Sihanoukville, where       SGN-OA/OB
Angkor Thom                                                                  you rejoin the ship.
                                Buddha is a small 17th century Buddha




Angkor Wat

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   SIHANOUKVILLE                                                                                                                               LAOS
                                                                                                                                                          South
                                                                                                                                                         China Sea

   Developed as Cambodia’s sole deepwater
                                                                                                                             THAILAND
   port in the late 1950s, the former Kampang                                                                                                              VIETNAM

   Som has been a jealously guarded desti-
   nation for savvy travelers.                                                                                                       CAMBODIA
                                                                                                                         Gulf of
   This still pristine resort on the Gulf of Thailand boasts beautiful                                                  Thailand         Sihanoukville
   beaches, crystalline waters, fine dive sites and excellent big        Traditional Cambodian Custom

   game fishing. In addition to its natural beauty, Sihanoukville is
                                                                                                  THINGS TO SEE AND DO
   renowned for its cuisine and its seafood.                                                        IN AND AROUND SIHANOUKVILLE


                                                                         Sihanoukville is situated on a peninsula       WAT CHOTYNIENG
                                                                         some 250 kilometers southwest of Phnom         The temple interior features painted scenes
                                                                         Phen, Cambodia’s capital. The peninsula is     from the life of Buddha.
                                                                         lined with a chain of superb beaches.
                                                                                                                        WAT UTYNIENG
                                                                         MT. SIHANOUK                                   This hillside temple includes a building
                                                                         The summit of this large hill offers sweep-    dedicated to Ya-Mao, a local deity.
                                                                         ing views of the deepwater port, the city,
                                                                         and its beaches.

                                                                         KAMPONG PIER
                                                                         This wooden quay near the deepwater port
                                                                         is home to the area’s local fishermen.

                                                                         RIAM NATIONAL PARK
                                                                         Created in 1993, the park features two off-
                                                                         shore islands and a large stretch of coastal
                                                                         mangrove forest.

                                                                         OCHHEUTEAL BEACH
                                                                         This long strand south of town is
                                                                         Sihanoukville’s most popular beach.

                                                                         OFFSHORE ISLANDS
                                                                         The waters off Sihanoukville are dotted with
                                                                         islands offering excellent dive sites and        Sokha Beach
                                                                         deserted white-sand beaches.




Angkor Thom
                                                                                                                                                                   TOUR
                                                S I H A N O U K V I L L E        C I T Y    T O U R
                                                                                                                                                         KOS-A
Visit two Buddhist wats or temples and              Wat Leu                                         in the sun. Swim, stroll the beach, or relax
explore the local market before relaxing at         Sihanoukville Mountain, the “Upper              by the pool.
the town’s best beach resort.                                                                                                                      DURATION
                                                    Temple” offers views of the port, town                                                         Approximately 5 hours

                                                    and sea. The interior features scenes from      PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
WHAT YOU VISIT
                                                    the life of Buddha.                             War Memorial
Wat Krom
                                                                                                    Sihanoukville’s memorial commemorates
Wat Krom literally means the “Lower                 Village School
                                                    Meet the children at a local kindergarten       Cambodia’s war dead.                           NOTE
Temple.” The temple features excellent
                                                                                                                                                   Bring a swimming suit, towel and
views of the sea and a small chapel dedi-           to observe their school activities — chil-                                                     adequate sun protection.
                                                                                                    WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
cated to Ya-Mao, a local deity.                     dren spend their day at the school while                                                       Local buses are used for tour trans-
                                                                                                    Board your air-conditioned motorcoach          portation; quality and style will vary.
Psar Lu Market
                                                    their parents work in their gardens and                                                        Although air-conditioned, the standard
                                                                                                    and travel from the port of Sihanoukville      is not the same as North Americans
Explore the market with its colorful                fields. You may want to bring some small                                                       may be accustomed. Tour guides are
                                                                                                    to Wat Krom, passing victory Hill and
displays of fish and shellfish, poultry,            gifts to share with the children.                                                              generally drawn from Phnom Penh; they
                                                                                                    Independence Square. Continue to               have limited English skills, but their local
                                                                                                                                                   knowledge, willingness, friendliness,
palm sugar, tropical fruits, flowers                Sokha Beach Resort                              Sihanoukville Mountain and Wat Leu.            and enthusiasm deserves special merit.
and crafts.                                         Drive to Sihanoukville’s most popular           Drive to Sokha Beach.
                                                    beach resort for an hour-and-a-half of fun

                                                                                                                                                                   TOUR
                       S I H A N O U K V I L L E           C I T Y    T O U R      &    B E A C H     B A R B E Q U E
                                                                                                                                                          KOS-B
Explore Cambodian life including Buddist            Wat Leu                                         PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
temples, local markets and a village school         Sihanoukville Mountain, the “Upper              War Memorial                                   DURATION
                                                                                                                                                   Approximately 6 1/2 to 7 hours
before relaxing at a private barbeque               Temple” offers views of the port, town          Sihanoukville’s memorial commemorates
lunch along the beach.                              and sea. The interior features scenes from      Cambodia’s war dead.
                                                    the life of Buddha.
WHAT YOU VISIT
                                                    Village School                                  BARBEQUE LUNCH
Wat Krom
                                                    Meet the children at a local kindergarten to    A private barbeque lunch will be served
Wat Krom literally means the “Lower
                                                    observe their school activities — children      along a resort beach in Sihanoukville.
Temple.” The temple features excellent
                                                    spend their day at the school while their
views of the sea and a small chapel                                                                 WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY                     NOTE
                                                    parents work in their gardens and fields.                                                      Bring a swimming suit and adequate
dedicated to Ya-Mao, a local deity.                                                                 Board your air-conditioned motorcoach          sun protection; towels, lounge chairs,
                                                    You may want to bring some small gifts                                                         changing facilities are all provided.
Psar Lu Market                                      to share with the children.                     and travel from the port of Sihanoukville
                                                                                                                                                   Local buses are used for tour trans-
Explore the market with its colorful                                                                to Wat Krom, passing victory Hill and          portation; quality and style will vary.
                                                    Sokha Beach Resort                                                                             Although air-conditioned, the standard
displays of fish and shellfish, poultry, palm       Drive to Sihanoukville’s most popular beach     Independence Square. Continue to               is not the same as North Americans
                                                                                                                                                   may be accustomed. Tour guides are
sugar, tropical fruits, flowers and crafts.         resort for an three hours of fun in the sun.    Sihanoukville Mountain and Wat Leu.            generally drawn from Phnom Penh; they
                                                                                                                                                   have limited English skills, but their local
                                                    Swim, stroll the beach, or relax by the pool.   Drive to Sokha Beach.                          knowledge, willingness, friendliness,
                                                                                                                                                   and enthusiasm deserves special merit.

                                                                                                                                                           Sihanoukville                |   71
   BANGKOK
   (UNITHAI PORT)
   This enchanting city on the Chao
   Phraya River is a magical place where
   graceful dancers perform in shimmering
   silk gowns, temples with gold-leaf spires
   harbor graceful Buddhas, and riverboats                               Grand Palace

   cruise a bewildering maze of canals.                                                         THINGS TO SEE AND DO
                                                                                                      IN AND AROUND BANGKOK
   The only nation in Southeast Asia to escape colonial rule, Thailand
   offers a rich and ancient culture that flowered unhindered by         Founded in 1782 by King Rama I, the city     JIM THOMPSON HOUSE
                                                                         is home to more than eight million people.   Born in America, Jim Thompson was an
   Western influence. Proud and strongly nationalistic, the Thai                                                      architect and avid collector of Southeast
                                                                         The capital’s proper name is Krung Thep —
                                                                                                                      Asian antiques and art. Thompson moved to
   people call their nation Muang Thai — “Land of the Free.
                                                          ”              the "City of Angels."
                                                                                                                      Thailand after World War II, where he devoted
                                                                                                                      himself to reviving traditional silk weaving.
   And Bangkok, magical Bangkok, is the nation’s commercial,             GRAND PALACE
                                                                                                                      Thompson built his house by combining six
                                                                         This palace complex on the banks of the      teak buildings, each building representing
   cultural, and spiritual heart.                                        Chao Phraya River is the former residence    a facet of traditional Thai architecture.
                                                                         of the royal Siamese court.
                                                                                                                      VIMANMEK ROYAL MANSION
                                                                         WAT PHO
                                                                                                                      The largest golden teakwood building in
                                                                         This wat or temple is more commonly          the world, the mansion was commissioned
                                                                         known as the Temple of the Reclining         by King Rama V in 1900 and was completed
                                                                         Buddha.                                      in 1901.

                                                                         WAT PRA KEO                                  KLONGS
                                                                         One of Buddhism’s most magnificent           Simple stilt houses line Bangkok’s klongs or
                                                                         monasteries and one of the most celebrated   canals, which the local villagers depend on
                                                                         sites in all Thailand.                       for transportation, food and bathing.

                                                                         WAT TRIMITR
                                                                         Also known as the Temple of the Golden
                                                                         Buddha, it is home to a famous statue of
                                                                         the Buddha carved in the Sukothai style
                                                                         from solid gold.




Buddhist Temple
                                                                                                                                                             TOUR
                                                H I G H L I G H T S      O F     B A N G K O K
                                                                                                                                                     BKK-A
Experience Bangkok by land and water.              YOUR CHAO PHRAYA                               LUNCH
See the giant statue at the Golden Buddha          RIVER CRUISE                                   A lunch buffet featuring a range of inter-   DURATION
Temple. Visit the Grand Palace and view            Bangkok has long been hailed as the            national dishes is served at a restaurant    Approximately 7 to 7 1/2 hours
the fabled Emerald Buddha. After lunch             “Venice of the East.” Board your riverboat     along the Chao Phraya River.
explore the “Venice of the East” on a Chao
                                                   for a leisurely cruise along the Chao Phraya
Phraya River cruise.
                                                   River and down the canals of the city’s        WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
WHAT YOU VISIT                                     Thonburi district. Cruise past Wat Arun –      Board your motorcoach in Bangkok and
Wat Trimitr                                        known as the Temple of the Dawn. This          pass Chinatown and the local wholesale
Better known as the Temple of the Golden           wat on the west bank of the Chao Phraya        flower market enroute to the Emerald
Buddha, it houses the world’s largest statue       once served as the Royal Chapel. Your          Buddha Temple. After your visit, continue    NOTE
                                                                                                                                               Suitable attire is required for palace
of the Buddha — carved in the Sukothai             cruise also takes in Phra Prang, a 260-foot-   on to the Grand Palace. (Your visit to the   and temple visits. Shorts are not

style from solid gold. The Buddha was              high pagoda decorated with ceramic tiles       Grand Palace involves walking for approxi-   permitted. Women must have their
                                                                                                                                               shoulders and knees covered.
covered in plaster to protect it from invad-       and fragments of multi-colored porcelain.      mately one hour through open courtyards,     Turtleneck shirts for men are not
                                                                                                                                               allowed. Wear comfortable low-
ing armies in the 18th century; it was then                                                       exposed to the hot sun and humidity.)        heeled, closed-toe (no open toes or
                                                                                                                                               heels) walking shoes. Footwear must
“rediscovered” in 1955.                            SHOPPING                                       After your palace tour, walk a short         be removed before entering temples.

                                                   After lunch, wander around the shops           distance to the Chao Phraya River to         The drive between the pier and
Wat Pra Keo                                                                                                                                    Bangkok is approximately one-hour
                                                   for souvenirs, local handicrafts and           board your riverboat.                        each way.
Known as the Royal Chapel of the Emerald
                                                   jewelry items.                                                                              Tour order may vary.
Buddha, this is one of Buddhism’s most
magnificent monasteries and one of the
most celebrated sites in all Thailand. At the
heart of the monastery is a Buddha carved
from a single piece of emerald-green jasper,
perched atop a gilded pedestal.
Grand Palace
Now reserved for royal ceremonies and
state occasions, the palace complex was
once the residence of the Kings of
Thailand. Beautifully situated on the banks
of the Chao Phraya River, the palace’s
major buildings are topped by glittering
spires with soaring finials and are decorated
with gilt and colored-glass mosaics. Your
visit to the palace features a one-hour
guided walking tour of the grounds.                 Chao Phraya River ride

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              TOUR
                                                                                        L E G E N D A RY          B A N G K O K
      BKK-B
                                                                                                                                        of the Chao Phraya once served as the
DURATION
                                                                                                                                        Royal Chapel. Your cruise also takes in
Approximately 6 1/2 hours                                                                                                               Phra Prang, a 260-foot-high pagoda
                                                                                                                                        decorated with ceramic tiles and
                                                                                                                                        fragments of multi-colored porcelain.

                                                                                                                                        CULTURAL PERFORMANCE
                                                                                                                                        A cultural performance of royal Thai
                                                                                                                                        dances follows lunch. Traditionally
NOTE
                                                                                                                                        performed only in the inner court of
Suitable attire is required for palace
and temple visits. Shorts are not per-
                                                                                                                                        the Royal Palace, court dances featured
mitted. Women must have their                                                                                                           women — men were not allowed to
shoulders and knees covered.
Turtleneck shirts for men are not                                                                                                       perform. (Today, young men fill many
allowed. Wear comfortable low-
heeled, closed-toe (no open toes or                                                                                                     of the athletic roles in the dances.)
heels) walking shoes. Shoes must be
removed before entering temples.                                                                                                        The spectacular costumes and angular,
The drive between the pier and                                                                                                          yet sinuous movements of Thai classical
Bangkok is approximately one hour         Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha Temple
each way.                                                                                                                               dance remain a central element of
Tour order may vary.                                                                                                                    national culture.
                                         Explore Bangkok’s legendary Grand Palace       Wat Pra Keo
                                         on a walking tour. View the fabled             Known as the Royal Chapel of the Emerald        WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                         Emerald Buddha and explore the “Venice         Buddha, this is one of Buddhism’s most          Board your motorcoach at the pier
                                         of the East” on a Chao Phraya River
                                                                                        magnificent monasteries and one of the          and travel through Bangkok passing
                                         cruise. Attend a cultural performance
                                         after a traditional Thai lunch.                most celebrated sites in all Thailand. At the   Chinatown and the local wholesale
                                                                                        heart of the monastery is a Buddha carved       flower market enroute to the Emerald
                                         WHAT YOU VISIT                                 from a single piece of emerald-green jasper,    Buddha Temple. Continue on to the
                                         Grand Palace                                   perched atop a gilded pedestal.                 Grand Palace. (Your visit to the Grand
                                         Now reserved for royal ceremonies and                                                          Palace involves walking for approximately
                                         state occasions, the palace complex was        YOUR CHAO PHRAYA                                one hour through open courtyards,
                                         once the residence of the Kings of Thailand.   RIVER CRUISE
                                                                                                                                        exposed to the hot sun and humidity.)
                                         Beautifully situated on the banks of the       Bangkok has long been hailed as the
                                                                                                                                        After your palace tour, walk a short
                                         Chao Phraya River, the palace’s major build-   “Venice of the East.” Board your river-
                                                                                                                                        distance to the Chao Phraya River to
                                         ings are topped by glittering spires with      boat for a leisurely cruise along the Chao
                                                                                                                                        board your riverboat. Lunch is followed
                                         soaring finials and are decorated with gilt    Phraya River and down the canals of the
                                                                                                                                        by a cultural performance and free time
                                         and colored-glass mosaics. Your visit to the   city’s Thonburi district. Cruise past
                                                                                                                                        for shopping.
                                         palace features a one-hour guided walking      Wat Arun — known as the Temple of
                                         tour of the grounds.                           the Dawn. This wat on the west bank
74    |   Bangkok
                                    B A N G K O K        –   O F F     T H E     B E AT E N       T R A C K


Discover the real Bangkok. Visit Vimanmek          Today one of the finest museums in the          COOKING DEMONSTRATION
Royal Mansion, the world’s largest golden          country, Jim Thompson House boasts              & LUNCH
teak building. Tour Jim Thompson House             extensive collections of 19th-century Jataka    Visit a local restaurant for a culinary
Museum with its priceless paintings and            paintings and Ming porcelain as well as the     demonstration of traditional Thai
ceramics. Observe a Thai culinary demon-                                                           regional cuisine. Your demonstration
                                                   6th-century Dvaravati Torso, one of the
stration followed by lunch.
                                                   oldest Buddha images in Southeast Asia.         is followed by a lunch buffet featuring
WHAT YOU VISIT                                                                                     many of the same dishes. Lunch includes
                                                   Vimanmek Royal Mansion
Jim Thompson House                                                                                 a soft drink; additional beverages may be
                                                   The largest golden teakwood building
Born in America, Jim Thompson was an                                                               purchased at the restaurant.
                                                   in the world, the mansion was commis-
architect and avid collector of Southeast          sioned by King Rama V in 1900, and was
                                                                                                   WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
Asian antiques and art. Thompson moved to          completed in 1901. The palace’s exterior
                                                                                                   In Bangkok, your route passes the city’s    Vimanmek Mansion
Thailand after World War II, where he devot-       resembles a Victorian mansion while its
ed himself to reviving traditional silk weaving.                                                   financial and business districts enroute
                                                   interior décor features traditional Thai
Thompson built his house by combining six                                                          to Vimanmek Royal Mansion.                                 TOUR
                                                   elements. Your one-hour tour visits the
teak buildings, each building representing
a facet of traditional Thai architecture.
                                                   state apartments, royal bedrooms, throne                                                           BKK-C
                                                   room and bathrooms.

                                                                                                                                                DURATION
                                                                                                                                                Approximately 6 1/2 hours




                                                                                                                                                NOTE
                                                                                                                                                Suitable attire is required for palace
                                                                                                                                                and temple visits. Shorts are not
                                                                                                                                                permitted. Women must have their
                                                                                                                                                shoulders and knees covered.
                                                                                                                                                Turtleneck shirts for men are not
                                                                                                                                                allowed. Wear comfortable low-
                                                                                                                                                heeled, closed-toe (no open toes
                                                                                                                                                or heels) walking shoes. Shoes must
                                                                                                                                                be removed before entering the
                                                                                                                                                temples, Jim Thompson House and
                                                                                                                                                Vimanmek Mansion. Access to some
                                                                                                                                                venues requires climbing stairs.

                                                                                                                                                Space for this excursion is limited.

                                                                                                                                                The drive between the pier and
                                                                                                                                                Bangkok is approximately one hour
                                                                                                                                                each way.




 Vimanmek

                                                                                                                                                                                       75
              TOUR
                                                                                       S C E N E S     O F    O L D     B A N G K O K
         BKK-F
                                         This guided city drive takes in Bangkok’s        PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES
                                         highlights for passengers who wish to            Giant Swing
DURATION
Approximately 6 1/2 hours                explore the city with little walking. Visit      Opposite Wat Suthat stand red teak pillars
                                         an 18th century Buddhist temple complex          once used in the Brahman “Ceremony of
                                         and enjoy free time for shopping.
                                                                                          the Swing.” Before being discontinued in
                                         WHAT YOU VISIT                                   1932, the ceremony required young Hindu
                                         Wat Suthat                                       priests to swing a full 180 degrees from the
                                         Built during the second quarter of the           pillars to snatch a bag of gold coins with
                                         18th century, this Buddhist temple com-          their teeth. Many died during the attempt.
NOTE                                     plex features a huge, bronze, 15th-century       Jedsadabordin Ground
While casual dress is suggested for
this tour, suitable attire is required   image of the Buddha in Sukothai style.           Also known as the City Pavilion, this square
for palace and temple visits. Shorts
are not permitted. Women must            Frescoes adorn the walls of the bot,             offers excellent photo opportunities of the
have their shoulders and knees
covered. Turtleneck shirts for men       or ordination hall. Carved teak doors            Golden Mountain and Radchanadda
are not allowed. Wear comfortable
low-heeled, closed-toe (no open          and 156 golden Buddhas line the exterior         Temples, two ancient forts, and sections        Temple of Dawn
toes or heels) shoes. Footwear must
be removed before entering temples.
                                         of the wihan or assembly hall.                   of the old city walls.
The drive between the pier and                                                                                                           SHOPPING
Bangkok is approximately one hour
each way.                                                                                                                                Browse through the Arts and Crafts
                                                                                                                                         Market for souvenirs, local handicrafts
                                                                                                                                         and jewelry items.

                                                                                                                                         LUNCH
                                                                                                                                         A lunch buffet featuring international
                                                                                                                                         dishes is served at a local restaurant.

                                                                                                                                         WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                                                                                                                         Board your motorcoach at the pier and
                                                                                                                                         travel through Bangkok. In Bangkok, your
                                                                                                                                         route takes you through Chinatown and
                                                                                                                                         the Royal Parks. Drive past the Democracy
                                                                                                                                         Monument, the Grand Palace, the Emerald
                                                                                                                                         Buddha Temple, the National Museum,
                                                                                                                                         the sacred City Pillar, the Reclining
                                                                                                                                         Buddha Temple (Wat Pho), the Royal Pier,
                                                                                                                                         the Temple of the Dawn (Wat Arun)
                                          Golden Buddhas, Wat Suthat
                                                                                                                                         and various government offices.
76   |   Bangkok
   KO SAMUI
   Thailand’s third largest island has been
   attracting international travelers for
   less than half a century.
   Before then, this island in the Gulf of Thailand was noted for its
   coconut plantations and rubber production. Today, Ko Samui’s
   premier charms are its powdery white beaches, its Buddhist                                  Chaweng Beach

   temples or wats, and its crystalline waters. Despite the island’s                                                   THINGS TO SEE AND DO
                                                                                                                             IN AND AROUND KO SAMUI
   increasing popularity, it retains a casual and unspoiled air that
   offers the experienced traveler a bracing tonic.
                                                                                               The majority of the island’s population        KO MAH
                                                                                               reside in Nathorn, Ko Samui’s capital.         This tiny island off Ko Pha-Ngan features
   Note: Nathorn is an anchorage port. Passengers will transfer to shore via ship’s tenders.   The island’s first settlers were a mix of      some of the finest snorkeling in all
                                                                                               Hainanese coconut farmers and Malay            Southeast Asia.
                                                                                               fishermen.
                                                                                                                                              KO PHA-NGAN
                                                                                               TEMPLE OF THE BIG BUDDHA                       Ko Pha-Ngan is renowned for its ‘Full Moon
                                                                                               The temple’s centrepiece is a massive,         Party’ that draws thousands of international
                                                                                               39 foot high seated Buddha erected in 1792.    revelers each month.

                                                                                               WAT PLAI LAEM                                  ISLAND SAFARI
                                                                                               This wat is home to a superb statue of Kwan    This park offers a taste of traditional
                                                                                               Yin (or Guanjin), the 18-armed Buddhist        island life ranging from elephant rides to
                                                                                               avatar of Mercy.                               demonstrations of Ko Samui’s trained
                                                                                                                                              monkeys, taught to harvest coconuts by
                                                                                               WAT KUNARAM                                    their handlers.
                                                                                               The wat is home to a Buddhist miracle:
                                                                                               a special building holds the mummified         THE OLD HOUSE
                                                                                               corpse of its most famous monk, who died       Said to be the oldest house on the island,
                                                                                               in meditation. The body is housed in a glass   this 150-year-old teakwood house was built
                                                                                               coffin.                                        without using a single nail. The interior is
                                                                                                                                              decorated with impressive local woodcarvings.
                                                                                               CHAWENG BEACH
                                                                                               Ko Samui’s most popular beach boasts           BUDDHA’S FOOTPRINTS MEDITATION CENTER
                                                                                               powdery white-sand and crystalline waters.     These four engraved footprints, superim-
                                                                                                                                              posed one on another, are found in a modest
                                                                                                                                              hillside shrine that also affords superb views
                                                                                                                                              of the island’s mountains and coast.




Temple of the Big Buddha
              TOUR
                                                                                          K O   S A M U I      H I G H L I G H T S
     USM-F
                                         Encounter the people, history, and culture       coconut plantations. Here, view a demon-       small villages, and rubber and coconut
                                         of Ko Samui Island on a narrated drive.          stration of this ancient art as the monkeys    plantations.
DURATION
Approximately 3 1/2 to 4 hours           Visit two of the island’s major wats or          scale coconut palms to pluck coconuts for
                                         temples. Observe monkeys harvesting
                                                                                          their handlers.
                                         coconuts at a plantation.

                                         WHAT YOU VISIT                                   SHOPPING
                                         Temple of the Big Buddha                         Browse the gift shops at Big Buddha
NOTE
Passengers at Big Buddha Temple          Situated on small, rocky Fan Island, the wat     Temple. The local vendors at Chaeweng
are required to climb a number of
uneven stairs.                           has become a major meditation centre for         Beach offer local handicrafts and souvenirs.
Wear conservative attire when visiting
sacred sites. Clothing must cover the
                                         local residents and foreign visitors. The tem-
                                                                                          WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
shoulders, arms and knees. Footwear      ple centre piece is a massive, 39-foot-high
must be removed before entering                                                           Board your air-conditioned motorcoach at
temple halls.                            Sitting Buddha erected in 1792.
                                                                                          Nathorn Pier and set off on the approxi-
                                         Coconut Plantation                               mately 45-minute drive to Big Buddha
                                         For centuries, monkeys have been trained         Temple. The landscape of Ko Samui’s
                                         to harvest the ripe fruit in Samui’s             coastal plain includes lush rice paddies,       Temple of the Big Buddha


              TOUR

     USM-H                                                            K O     S A M U I     H I G H L I G H T S       &    E L E P H A N T     T R E K


                                                                                          WHAT YOU VISIT                                 The temple centre piece is a massive,
DURATION                                                                                  Island Safari
Approximately 4 to 4 1/2 hours
                                                                                                                                         39-foot-high Sitting Buddha erected in 1792.
                                                                                          Experience a taste of Thai culture Ko
                                                                                          Samui-style. Ride an elephant on an            SHOPPING
                                                                                          approximately 30-minute trek through the       Browse the gift shops at Big Buddha
                                                                                          local plantation. Travel through coconut       Temple. The local vendors at Chaeweng
NOTE                                                                                      groves to a mountain belvedere for stun-       Beach offer local handicrafts and souvenirs.
Passengers at Big Buddha Temple
are required to climb a number of                                                         ning island views. Attend an entertaining
uneven stairs.
                                                                                          performance that features monkeys harvest-     WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
Wear conservative attire when visiting
sacred sites. Clothing must cover the                                                     ing coconuts and working with elephants.       Board your air-conditioned motorcoach
shoulders, arms and knees. Footwear
must be removed before entering           Meeting the Elephants                           Observe a Thai cooking demonstration.          and set off on the approximately 45-minute
temple halls.
                                                                                                                                         drive to Big Buddha Temple. The landscape
                                         Experience Thailand’s 3rd largest island         Temple of the Big Buddha
                                                                                                                                         of Ko Samui’s coastal plain includes
                                         on a narrated drive. Trek inland on an           Situated on small, rocky Fan Island, the wat   small villages, and rubber and coconut
                                         elephant safari and visit one of the             has become a major meditation centre for       plantations.
                                         island’s most revered temples.                   local residents and foreign visitors.
78   |   Ko   Samui
                                                                                                                                                              TOUR
                                       C H AW E N G       B E A C H       O N      Y O U R       O W N
                                                                                                                                                      USM-L
                                               Travel to Chaweng Beach on the island’s            Many CDs, DVDs and video games
                                               most developed area in the east coast.             can be found at amazingly cheap prices.        DURATION
                                               Spend time on your own browsing and                Local handicrafts and fashion stores are       Approximately 4 hours
                                               shopping along both sides of the street in
                                                                                                  plentiful along the street in trendy shops.
                                               Chaweng Beach.

                                               WHAT YOU VISIT                                     WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                               Chaweng Beach                                      Board your air-conditioned minivan or
                                                                                                                                                 NOTE
                                               Shops and local stalls can be found all along      local transportation at Nathorn Pier. Your     Bring your swimsuit, towel, hat, and
                                                                                                                                                 adequate sun protection.
                                               the main street, as well as internet cafés with    approximately 45- to 50-minute drive to
                                               various prices. There are plenty of vendors        Chaweng Beach travels across a landscape
                                               selling everything from cheap sunglasses to        of lush paddies, small villages and coconut
 View of South Chaweng Beach                   watches and leather bags and purses.               plantations.



                                                                                                                                                              TOUR
                   S N O R K E L       S A FA R I    AT     K O     P H A     N G A N       &    M A H     I S L A N D S
                                                                                                                                                      USM-V
Travel by speedboat to small islands that      Ko Pha-Ngan                                        Party’ that draws thousands of revellers
offer superb beaches, crystalline waters –     Less developed than Ko Samui, Ko Pha-              each month. Travel to Ao Thong Nai Pan         DURATION
                                                                                                                                                 Approximately 4 1/2 hours
and some of the finest snorkeling in all of    Ngan is renowned for the ‘Full Moon                Noi, the island’s finest swimming beach
Southeast Asia.
                                                                                                  where you have approximately one hour
WHAT YOU VISIT                                                                                    of free time.
Ko Mah
This tiny island off Ko Pha-Ngan features                                                         PHOTO OPPORTUNITY                              NOTE
                                                                                                                                                 Recommended for passengers in
some of the finest snorkeling in all                                                              Hat Rin                                        good physical condition. Snorkel,
                                                                                                                                                 mask, flippers, and safety vest
Southeast Asia. On arrival, receive your                                                          The sandy beach lined with coconut             included.

mask, snorkel and safety vest. After a brief                                                      palms is the scene of Ko Pha-Ngan’s            Wear your swimsuit and bring
                                                                                                                                                 a towel, hat, and adequate
safety orientation, set off on an approxi-                                                        monthly Full Moon revel.                       sun protection.

mately 40-minute snorkel. The island’s
crystalline waters are home to turtles,                                                           WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
barracuda, grouper, and angel, parrot                                                             Transfer to a chartered speedboat at Nathorn
and trigger fish.                                                                                 Pier for the approximately 30-minute cruise
                                                Snorkeling in Thailand
                                                                                                  to Ko Mah and Ko Pha-Ngan.



                                                                                                                                                               Ko    Samui      |    79
   SINGAPORE
   Singapore — the name summons up
   visions of the mysterious East.
                                                                                                                                   South China Sea
   The commercial center of Southeast Asia, this island city-state
   of four million people is a metropolis of modern high-rise buildings,
   Chinese shop houses with red-tiled roofs, sturdy Victorian
   buildings, Buddhist temples and Arab bazaars. Founded in                Raffles Hotel

   1819 by Sir Stamford Raffles of the fabled East India Company,                                  THINGS TO SEE AND DO
                                                                                                        IN AND AROUND SINGAPORE
   the city is a melting pot of people and cultures. Malay, Chinese,
   English and Tamil are official languages; Buddhism, Taoism,
                                                                           Lying just 85 miles north of the Equator at   LITTLE INDIA
   Islam, Hinduism and Christianity are the major faiths. Singapore        the tip of the Malay Peninsula, the island    Explore the areas filled with many colorful
                                                                           has been a haven for Malay pirates and        spice shops and vendors of Indian flower
   is an ever-fascinating island boasting colorful traditions, luxurious   Chinese and Arab traders. The city’s          garlands.
                                                                           modern era began in 1819 when Sir
   hotels, and some of the finest duty-free shopping in the world.         Stamford Raffles purchased the island
                                                                                                                         THIAN HOCK KHENG TEMPLE
                                                                           from the Sultan of Johore.
                                                                                                                         The oldest Chinese temple in Singapore and
                                                                                                                         the island's most important Hokkien temple.
                                                                           BOTANICAL GARDENS
                                                                           The gardens boast a superb collection
                                                                                                                         SRI MARIAMMAN TEMPLE
                                                                           of tropical orchids and exotic vegetation.
                                                                                                                         Built in 1827 by early settlers from India,
                                                                                                                         Sri Mariamman is thought to be the oldest
                                                                           CHINATOWN                                     Hindu temple in the city.
                                                                           The Chinese settled in the area west of the
                                                                           Singapore River during the 1820s.
                                                                                                                         FORT CANNING BATTLE BOX
                                                                                                                         The underground bunkers and tunnels
                                                                           MOUNT FABER                                   of the Central Command Headquarters,
                                                                           The second-highest point in Singapore         where the fateful decision was made to
                                                                           offers a panoramic view of the harbor,        surrender Singapore to the Japanese on
                                                                           Sentosa Island and the downtown district.     February 15, 1942.

                                                                           ORCHARD ROAD                                  JURONG BIRD PARK
                                                                           Singapore’s hotel and shopping district.      Set in 50 acres of landscaped grounds,
                                                                           Changi Chapel and Museum — Now a serene       the park boasts over 5,000 birds from
                                                                           monument, the prison was the site of a        450 different species.
                                                                           notorious Japanese prisoner-of-war camp
                                                                           during World War II.




Singapore skyline
                                                                                                                                                           TOUR
                                          H I G H L I G H T S     O F    S I N G A P O R E
                                                                                                                                                    SIN-A
Explore this “Crossroads of Asia” from the    Botanical Gardens                               WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
fashionable shops of Orchard Road to the      Explore a portion of the 129-acre gardens       Board your air-conditioned motorcoach
beguiling Botanical Gardens.                                                                                                                 DURATION
                                              which boast over 12,000 orchids, including      and travel along Orchard Road through          Approximately 3 1/2 hours

                                              Singapore’s native “Vanda Miss Joaqium”         the heart of Singapore’s shopping and
WHAT YOU VISIT
Chinatown
                                              orchid and a lilac-tinged orchid — the          hotel district. Enroute, pass the Istana
Modern high-rises tower over Chinatown’s      “Jane Denny” — named after the gardens’         (Presidential Residence), the world-famous
old streets and alleys. Explore the maze      four-millionth visitor.                         Raffles Hotel, Parliament House and
                                                                                              Shenton Way — the “Wall Street of              NOTE
of awning-draped shops and market                                                                                                            Proper attire at Sri Mariamman
                                              PHOTO OPPORTUNITY                               Southeast Asia.” At the end of the tour,       Temple requires clothing that covers
stalls on foot.                                                                                                                              shoulders and knees. Shoes must be
                                              Mount Faber                                     you may remain in town to explore              removed before entering the temple.
Sri Mariamman Temple                          The second-highest point in Singapore           on your own. However, you are then             There is an additional fee for taking
                                                                                                                                             photographs at the temple.
Built in 1827 by early settlers from India,   provides panoramic views of the harbor,         responsible for your own return to the ship.
Sri Mariamman is thought to be the oldest     Sentosa Island and the downtown district.
Hindu temple in the city.
                                                                                                                                                           TOUR
                                    C I T Y   T O U R     &   J U R O N G       B I R D      PA R K
                                                                                                                                                    SIN-B
Tour this “Crossroads of Asia” from the       orchid and a lilac-tinged orchid — the          their safe journeys in this Taoist-Buddhist
fashionable Orchard Road to the Botanical     “Jane Denny” — named after the gardens’         temple as early as 1821.                       DURATION
Gardens, and visit one of the finest bird     four-millionth visitor.                                                                        Approximately 8 hours

parks in the world. Ride an air-conditioned                                                   WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
panorail for a panoramic view of the park,    Jurong Bird Park
                                                                                              Board your air-conditioned motorcoach and
and take in the “All-Star Bird Show” at the   Set in 50 acres of landscaped grounds,
                                                                                              travel along Orchard Road through the heart
amphitheater.                                 the park boasts over 5,000 birds from 450
                                                                                              of Singapore’s shopping and hotel district.
                                              different species. The park also features
WHAT YOU VISIT                                                                                Your route, passes the Istana (Presidential
                                              a nocturnal birdhouse, a walk-through
Chinatown                                                                                     Palace), the world-famous Raffles Hotel,
                                              open-air aviary, a penguin exhibit and more.
Modern high-rises tower over Chinatown’s                                                      Parliament House and Shenton Way —
                                              Mount Faber                                     the “Wall Street of Southeast Asia.”
old streets and alleys. Explore the maze of
awning-draped shops and market stalls on      The second-highest point in Singapore
foot and visit the Sri Mariamman Temple.      provides panoramic views of the harbor,
Built in 1827 by early settlers from India,   Sentosa Island and the downtown district.
it is thought to be the oldest Hindu tem-
                                              PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
ple in the city.
                                              Thian Hock Kheng Temple
Botanical Gardens                             The oldest Chinese temple in Singapore and
Explore a portion of the 129-acre gardens     the island’s most important Hokkien temple;
which boast over 12,000 orchids, including    sailors were said to have given thanks for
                                                                                               Sri Mariamman Temple
Singapore’s native “Vanda Miss Joaqium”
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              TOUR
                                               S I N G A P O R E ’ S        C H I N AT O W N ,         P E W T E R        D E M O N S T R AT I O N            &   R A F F L E S
          SIN-F
                                          Combine a pewter workshop where you            of area residents and showing how they             Watch as a bartender demonstrates how to
                                          can create your own pewter piece with a        lived and how they played.                         create a Singpore Sling before partaking in
DURATION
Approximately 4 hours
                                          walking tour of Singapore’s famous                                                                one yourself.
                                          Chinatown. End your experience with a          PEWTER DEMONSTRATION
                                          refreshment at the Long Bar in Raffles.        Malaysia is famous for its pewterware.             WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                          WHAT YOU VISIT                                 Using just a few simple tools, create and          Board your air-conditioned motorcoach
                                          Fu Tak Chi Temple                              personalize a pewter dish of your own              and drive through the historic colonial
NOTE
Tour order may vary. This tour is         Built by Hakka and Cantonese immigrants,       under the guidance of an experienced               district, where you will see the Supreme
extremely limited.
                                          this small Shen Temple is now a museum.        pewtersmith.                                       Court, City Hall, St. Andrew’s Cathedral,
                                          Dedicated to the Chinese God of Wealth,                                                           Singapore Cricket Club, and the Singapore
                                                                                         RAFFLES SINGAPORE SLING                            Recreation Club. Travel down Mohamed
                                          the museum displays artifacts document-
                                          ing the lives of Singapore’s early Chinese     The Sinapore Sling was created in 1915             Sultan Road, one of the city’s latest enter-
                                          community.                                     in the Long Bar of the famous Raffles              tainment hubs, to take in Chinatown.
                                                                                         Hotel — frequented by celebrities                  Follow Beach Road to the Raffles Hotel –
                                          Chinatown Heritage Center                      and writers such as Joseph Conrad and              the ‘Grand Lady’ of Singapore that
                                          The center examines Chinatown’s past,          Charlie Chaplan.                                   inspired famous writers such as Noel
                                          providing insight into the belief structures
                                                                                                                                            Coward and Joseph Conrad.


              TOUR

          SIN-I                                                                    B AT T L E F I E L D S        O F     S I N G A P O R E


                                          Relive Singapore’s role in World War II with   more than 85,000 British and Australian            where the fateful decision was made to
DURATION                                  visits to the Kranji War Memorial, Changi      POWs in brutal captivity. The chapel is            surrender Singapore to the Japanese on
Approximately 4 hours                     Chapel and Museum plus the old Central         a replica of the one built by prisoners.           February 15, 1942.
                                          Command Headquarters at Fort Canning.
                                                                                         The museum displays sketches and water-
                                                                                         colors, a pair of rail spikes from the notorious   WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                          WHAT YOU VISIT
                                          Kranji War Memorial                            Thai-Burma railway where thousands                 Specially-trained guides lead this excursion
                                          The walls of the memorial are inscribed        perished during its forced construction,           into what may still be, for many, an all too
NOTE
Fort Canning Battle Box site can
                                          with the names of the Allied troops who        and a quilt made by women inmates.                 familiar past. The brutality and hardship
close without warning. A visit to the
Battle Guns site will be substituted if   lost their lives during the Japanese occupa-   (Embroidered with the women’s names,               inflicted on the city and on the Allied
Fort Canning is closed.
                                          tion of Singapore. Please note, there is a     the quilt served as a signal to their male         prisoners during World War II will never
                                          ten-minute walk uphill to the memorial.        co-prisoners that they were still alive.)          be forgotten, though Singapore and her
                                                                                                                                            people have put the past behind them.
                                          Changi Chapel and Museum                       Fort Canning Battle Box
                                          During World War II, the Japanese used         Tour the underground bunkers and tunnels
                                          Changi Prison as a POW camp, holding           of the Central Command Headquarters,

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Take a riverboat ride along the historic      Fu Tak Chi Temple
Singapore River, and then explore             Built by Hakka and Cantonese immigrants,
Chinatown on foot.                            this small Shen Temple is now a museum.
                                              Dedicated to the Chinese God of Wealth,
YOUR RIVERBOAT RIDE
                                              the museum displays artifacts document-
Board your riverboat at Raffles Landing or
                                              ing the lives of Singapore’s early Chinese
Clarke Quay for a relaxed cruise of approx-
                                              community.
imately 30 minutes. A tape narrates the                                                       Hindu priest

history of the city as you cruise past the    Sri Mariamman Temple
                                              Built in 1827 by early settlers from India,    of area residents and showing how they
modern skyscrapers and restored shop-
                                              Sri Mariamman is thought to be the oldest      lived and how they played.
houses lining the riverbank.
                                              Hindu temple in the city.                                                                  Chinatown Heritage Center
                                                                                             SHOPPING
YOUR WALKING TOUR                             Chinatown Heritage Center                      Vendors near Sri Mariamman Temple offer
Your guided walking tour visits three         The center examines Chinatown’s past,                                                                     TOUR
                                                                                             goods ranging from silks and lacquer ware
Chinatown landmarks.                          providing insight into the belief structures   to exotic remedies and beauty treatments.            SIN-J
                                                                                                                                          DURATION
                                                                                                                                          Approximately 31/2 to 4hours




                                                                                                                                          NOTE
                                                                                                                                          Tour order may vary. This tour is
                                                                                                                                          extremely limited.

                                                                                                                                          Proper attire at Sri Mariamman
                                                                                                                                          Temple requires clothing that covers
                                                                                                                                          shoulders and knees. Shoes must be
                                                                                                                                          removed before entering the temple.




 Chinatown

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   PHUKET
   Phuket is often hailed as the “Pearl of
   the Andaman Sea.” This island off                                                                                    Indian             South
   Thailand’s long southern coast boasts                                                                                Ocean              China
                                                                                                                                            Sea
   a colorful history.
   A crossroads for trade, Phuket has been a melting pot of Thai,
   Malay, Chinese, and Western influences. Its importance over        Phuket Main Hall

   the past 500 years stems from the island’s natural resources,                               THINGS TO SEE AND DO
                                                                                                       IN AND AROUND PHUKET
   which range from its large deposits of tin to its hardwood rain
   forests and rubber plantations. But in the last half-century,
                                                                      A full province of Thailand, Phuket's             PANYI ISLAND
   Phuket has enjoyed wider popularity as one of the premier          mountainous interior is densely forested          Part of Phang-Nga province, the island is
                                                                      with mahogany, rubber trees, tropical             home to a traditional Muslim fishing village
   travel destinations in Southeast Asia. Travelers from around the   evergreen, royal palm, ficus and bamboo.          built on stilts over the water.

   world are drawn to the island’s stunning beaches, crystalline      PHUKET CITY                                       KHAO PHRA TAEW NATIONAL PARK
                                                                      The city features classic colonial architecture   Located 12.5 miles from Phuket City,
   waters, and dramatic, forested hills.                              that blends Thai, Chinese and Portuguese          the park lies in the heart of the island’s
                                                                      influences.                                       rain forest. The park is also home to the
                                                                                                                        rare Lang Khao palm, found only in one
                                                                      CHALONG WAT                                       other spot in the world.
                                                                      This monastery is one of the most venerated
                                                                      of Phuket’s 29 Buddhist temples.

                                                                      CAPE PROMTHEP
                                                                      Headlands at the cape offer dramatic views
                                                                      of the island, its surrounding islets and the
                                                                      Andaman Sea.

                                                                      PHANG-NGA BAY
                                                                      Located in Phang-Nga province, north and
                                                                      northeast of Phuket province, this bay is
                                                                      surrounded by steep cliffs riddled with             Chinese temple
                                                                      caves and studded with dramatic islands.




Thailand beach
              P H U K E T       I S L A N D      S C E N I C     D R I V E ,      T H A I       V I L L A G E      &    L U N C H                                 TOUR


                                                 PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
                                                                                                                                                           HKT-A
View the island’s scenic highlights; explore a                                                        island’s beaches, forested hills, rubber
venerated Buddhist temple, and visit a Thai      Cape Promthep                                        plantation and developing resort hotels.
village for lunch and folkloric performances.    Take in stunning views of Phuket, its sur-                                                          DURATION
                                                                                                                                                     Approximately 6 3/4 hours
                                                 rounding island and the Andaman Sea.
WHAT YOU VISIT
Chalong Wat
                                                 LUNCH
One of the most venerated of Phuket’s 29
                                                 Enjoy a lunch buffet during your visit.
Buddhist temples, the monastery features
                                                 A typical menu could include stir fried                                                             NOTE
an interior decorated with bronze statues                                                                                                            Not recommended for passengers
                                                 vegetables, sweet and sour fish, beef curry,                                                        with limited mobility.
commemorating famous monks.
                                                 yakisoba (Japanese noodles), fried rice and                                                         Tour order may vary.

Thai Village                                     mixed fresh fruit with bottled water or
Built of thatch and bamboo, Thai Village         a soft drink.
celebrates the culture of Southern
Thailand with folkloric performances.            WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
See traditional dances, a wedding ceremony,      Board your air-conditioned motorcoach and
and a demonstration of Thai kickboxing           set out on the approximately 45-minute
and stick fighting.                              drive to Cape Promthep. Enjoy views of the            Lighthouse — Cape Promthep



                                                                                                                                                                  TOUR
                               C H A L O N G       WAT,        I S L A N D      S A FA R I        &     L U N C H
                                                                                                                                                           HKT-B
Visit the largest and most venerated of          Island Safari                                        LUNCH
Phuket’s Buddhist temples before traveling       Elephants formerly played a major role               Enjoy a lunch buffet during your visit.        DURATION
to Island Safari, dedicated to the role ele-     in traditional Thai logging and in war.              A typical menu could include stir fried        Approximately 5 hours

phants play in traditional Thai culture —
                                                 At Island Safari, see elephants perform              vegetables, sweet and sour fish, beef curry,
you even take an elephant ride through
the rain forest.                                 an elaborate show, take an elephant ride             yakisoba (Japanese noodles), fried rice
                                                 through the forest and try an elephant               and mixed fresh fruit with bottled water
WHAT YOU VISIT                                   massage. Your visit also includes demon-             or a soft drink.                               NOTE
Chalong Wat                                      strations of rice farming, Thai kickboxing                                                          Not recommended for passengers
                                                                                                                                                     with limited mobility.
One of the most venerated of Phuket’s            and Thai cooking.                                    WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                                                                                                                                     Tour order may vary.
29 Buddhist temples, the monastery                                                                    Board your air-conditioned motorcoach and
features an interior decorated with bronze       PHOTO OPPORTUNITY                                    set out on the approximately 45-minute
statues commemorating famous monks.              Cape Promthep                                        drive to Cape Promthep. Enjoy views of
                                                 Take in stunning views of Phuket, its sur-           the island’s beaches, forested hills, rubber
                                                 rounding islands and the Andaman Sea.                plantations and developing resort hotels.


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             TOUR
                                                                                         I S L A N D       S A FA R I
         HKT-C
                                                                                                                                   an elaborate show, take an elephant ride
DURATION
                                                                                                                                   through the forest and try an elephant
Approximately 3 1/2 to 4 hours                                                                                                     massage. Your visit also includes demon-
                                                                                                                                   strations of rice farming, Thai kickboxing
                                                                                                                                   and Thai cooking.

                                                                                                                                   PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
NOTE
Not recommended for passengers
                                                                                                                                   Cape Promthep
with limited mobility.
                                                                                                                                   Take in stunning views of Phuket, its sur-
Tour order may vary.
                                                                                                                                   rounding islands and the Andaman Sea.
                                  Rubber plantation
                                                                                                                                   WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                 Travel to Island Safari, dedicated to the        WHAT YOU VISIT                                   Board your air-conditioned motorcoach and
                                 role elephants play in traditional Thai          Island Safari                                    set out on the approximately 45-minute
                                 culture — you even take an elephant ride         Elephants formerly played a major role           drive to Cape Promthep. Enjoy views of
                                 through the rain forest.                         in traditional Thai logging and in war.          the island’s beaches, forested hills, rubber
                                                                                  At Island Safari, see elephants perform          plantations and developing resort hotels.

             TOUR

      HKT-G                                                              E Z     P H U K E T     C I T Y     S C E N I C      D R I V E


                                 Take in Phuket’s scenic highlights — from        Rang Hill                                        rubber plantations, and developing resort
DURATION                         a visit to one of the island’s most venerated    Rang Hill overlooks Phuket City and              hotels. During your drive through Phuket,
Approximately 4 to 4 1/2 hours   temples to a tour of Phuket City.                Rawai Beach. At low tide, the beach is           your guide points out the city’s classic colo-
                                                                                  a paradise for seashell collectors.              nial architecture, which mixes traditional
                                 WHAT YOU VISIT
                                 Chalong Wat                                                                                       Thai styles with Chinese and Portuguese
                                                                                  SHOPPING                                         influences.
                                 One of the most venerated of Phuket’s
NOTE
                                                                                  Your excursion includes a stop for shopping.
                                 29 Buddhist temples, the monastery
Not recommended for passengers                                                    Browse for crafts, Thai cotton and silk, semi-
with limited mobility.           features an interior decorated with
                                                                                  precious stones, pearls and other souvenirs.
Tour order may vary.             bronze statues commemorating
                                 famous monks.                                    WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                                                                  Board your air-conditioned motorcoach and
                                 PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
                                                                                  set out on the approximately 45-minute
                                 Cape Promthep
                                                                                  drive to Cape Promthep. Enjoy views
                                 Take in stunning views of Phuket, its sur-
                                                                                  of the island’s beaches, forested hills,          Phuket street
                                 rounding islands and the Andaman Sea.
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Explore Phuket’s last virgin rain forest in      tropical birds, wild boars, and monkeys.       PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
Khao Phra Taew National Park. Set out on         Look for large termite mounds.                 Nam Tok Tone Sai
an approximately two-hour guided eco-                                                           Every moment of your hike features photo
hike through a rain forest of mahogany,                                                         opportunities, but you won’t want to miss
evergreens, pandanus, fern and orchids to                                                       this graceful waterfall.
a tranquil jungle waterfall.
                                                                                                SHOPPING
WHAT YOU VISIT
                                                                                                Your excursion includes a stop for shopping.
Khao Phra Taew National Park
                                                                                                Browse for crafts, Thai cotton and silk, semi-
Located 12 miles from Phuket City,
                                                                                                precious stones, pearls and other souvenirs.
the park lies in the heart of the rain forest.
Join your guide and a park ranger for                                                                                                            Nature trail
                                                                                                WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
an approximately two-hour nature walk.                                                          Board your air-conditioned motorcoach
The forest features a mixed growth of                                                           and set out for Khao Phra Taew National                         TOUR
mahogany, evergreen, ficus and bamboo.
Graceful streams gently cascade from
                                                                                                Park. Along the way enjoy views of the
                                                                                                island’s forested hills, rubber plantations,
                                                                                                                                                        HKT-K
the hillside, and the forest is home to           Small waterfall
                                                                                                coconut groves and small farms.
                                                                                                                                                  DURATION
                                                                                                                                                  Approximately 4 to 4 3/4 hours




                                                                                                                                                  NOTE
                                                                                                                                                  This active shore excursion is suited
                                                                                                                                                  for passengers in good physical
                                                                                                                                                  condition. Wear comfortable clothes
                                                                                                                                                  and sturdy walking shoes or hiking
                                                                                                                                                  boots.




 Khao Phra Taew National Park

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   COCHIN
   Cochin located on the Kerala coast is an
   exotic fable sprung to life.
   The city has been a major seaport and trading center since
   before the days of the Roman Empire. Here cultures from three
   continents met in trade, and that legacy is seen in the city’s rich
   heritage. Cochin boasts a Portuguese church, a Dutch palace,          Local costume

   an exquisite Synagogue, Chinese-style fishing nets, English                                    THINGS TO SEE AND DO
                                                                                                          IN AND AROUND COCHIN
   Tudor-style mansions and old godowns (warehouses) still
   bursting with spices and coir. Cochin is also your Southern
                                                                         Cochin is a series of small islands and           INDO-PORTUGUESE MUSEUM
   gateway to greater India. From here, fly inland to visit India’s      peninsulas linked by bridges. Through the         Exhibits consist of paintings, gilded wood
                                                                         ages, the harbor has welcomed Phoenician,         sculptures and silverware that are part of
   greatest cultural monument — the Taj Mahal in Agra.                                                                     the rich Portuguese heritage of Cochin.
                                                                         Greek, Jewish, Portuguese, Chinese and
                                                                         English ships. Legend has it that Solomon
                                                                                                                           DUTCH PALACE
                                                                         himself visited in 1,000 B.C. in search of
                                                                                                                           Though actually built by the Portuguese, the
                                                                         rare and exotic materials for the Temple          Dutch added breathtaking murals illustrating
                                                                         in Jerusalem.                                     the Ramayana.

                                                                         ST. FRANCIS CHURCH                                JEWISH SYNAGOGUE
                                                                         Built by the Portuguese in 1510 and located       Built by Sephardic Jews in the mid-1500s, the
                                                                         in Fort Cochin, this is the first church built    graceful Synagogue features hand-painted
                                                                         in India.                                         Cantonese floor tiles and exquisite copper
                                                                                                                           plaques.
                                                                         FORT COCHIN
                                                                         The Portuguese built a fort on this site as       TAJ MAHAL
                                                                         part of their pursuit of the fabled spice trade   Cross the subcontinent by plane from Cochin
                                                                         of the Indies. Today, the site is marked by the   to see one of the wonders of the world.
                                                                         oldest European settlement in India — the
                                                                         fort structures themselves have disappeared
                                                                         over time.




Taj Mahal
                                               C O C H I N      C I T Y    S I G H T S


Explore Fort Cochin, site of the oldest       pieces, including paintings, gilded wood
European community in India. Tour             sculptures and silverwares.
St. Francis Church and the Indo-European
Museum. Visit Mattancheri, the old Jewish     Dutch Palace
quarter that is home to the Synagogue         Built by the Portuguese, but remodeled
and the Dutch Palace.                         by the Dutch, the palace boasts stunning
                                              murals that illustrate the Ramayana and
WHAT YOU VISIT
                                              Puranic legends. The Palace also features
St. Francis Church
                                              a collection of clothing worn by the Rajas
Fort Cochin, the oldest European commu-
                                              of Cochin.
nity in India, is the site of St. Francis
Church, built by Franciscan friars in 1510.   PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES                                                                        Indian vase
Indo-Portuguese Museum                        Chinese Fishing Nets
The museum protects exhibits covering         The graceful cantilevered fishing nets
                                                                                                                                                       TOUR
the rich Portuguese heritage of the area.     festooning the harbor were introduced
The collection includes Christian-            in the 14th century by Chinese traders                                                           COK-A
Portuguese art                                from the court of Kublai Khan.
                                                                                                                                          DURATION
                                                                                                                                          Approximately 3 3/4 hours



                                                                                            Bronze sculpture


                                                                                           Jewish Synagogue
                                                                                           Dating from 1568, the synagogue features       NOTE
                                                                                                                                          Photography is not permitted in the
                                                                                           hand-painted Cantonese floor tiles and         Dutch Palace. Video cameras are not
                                                                                                                                          permitted in St. Francis Church and
                                                                                           intricately inscribed copper plaques.          the Jewish Synagogue.

                                                                                                                                          Motorcoaches are not air-conditioned.

                                                                                           WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY                     Tour order may vary.

                                                                                           Board your motorcoach and travel to Fort
                                                                                           Cochin, passing Chinese-style fishing nets.
                                                                                           Fort Cochin’s buildings range from the
                                                                                           500-year-old Church of St. Francis to
                                                                                           Tudor-style homes built by later English
                                                                                           merchants. Afterwards, travel south to
 Tapestry
                                                                                           Mattancheri, the old Jewish quarter.


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                                           K AT H K A L I D A N C E , K A L A R I PAYAT T U P E R F O R M A N C E S & C O C H I N C I T Y D R I V E


                                        See the city sights on a narrated drive.                                   Kalaripayattu
                                        Attend a performance of Kathkali, the                                      Believed by historians to be one of the oldest
                                        “story play” that combines poetry, dance,                                  existing martial arts in the world, many of
                                        music and myth. View a demonstration
                                                                                                                   the motions are based and named after
                                        of Kalaripayattu, thought to be one of the
                                                                                                                   animal movements. Developed during the
                                        world’s oldest martial arts.
                                                                                                                   100 Year War between the Cholas, Cheras,
                                        CULTURAL PERFORMANCES                                                      and Pandyas in the early part of the first
                                        AND REFRESHMENTS                                                           millennium, the art flourished between the
                                        Kathkali Performance                                                       13th and 16th centuries, becoming a part
                                        Elaborate costumes and makeup, pan-                                        of the education of the youngsters. It was
Kathkali dancer                         tomime, music, drama and poetry bring                                      a social custom to send all children above
                                        classical Indian myths to life in the                                      the age of seven to learn Kalari.
                                        “story play,” a rigorous and beautiful
             TOUR                                                                    Kalaripayattu
                                        art form dating to the 17th century.                                       PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES
     COK-B                                                                                                         St. Francis Church
                                                                                                                   Fort Cochin, the oldest European commu-
                                                                                                                   nity in India, is the site of St. Francis
DURATION
Approximately 4 1/2 hours                                                                                          Church, built by Franciscan friars in 1510.
                                                                                                                   Chinese Fishing Nets
                                                                                                                   The graceful cantilevered fishing nets
                                                                                                                   festooning the harbor were introduced
NOTE                                                                                                               in the 14th century by Chinese traders
Motorcoaches are not air-conditioned.
                                                                                                                   from the court of Kublai Khan.

                                                                                                                   WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                                                                                                   Board your motorcoach and travel to Fort
                                                                                                                   Cochin, passing Chinese-style fishing nets.
                                                                                                                   Fort Cochin’s buildings range from the
                                                                                                                   500-year-old Church of St. Francis to
                                                                                                                   Tudor-style homes built by later English
                                                                                                                   merchants. An air-conditioned hotel will
                                                                                                                   host your cultural performance before
                                         Kathkali performer
                                                                                                                   returning to the ship.


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                                                                                                                                                                TOUR
                              C O U N T RY        V I L L A G E S      &   C R A F T S       O F    K E R A L A
                                                                                                                                                    COK-HA
Visit a traditional village in the countryside.   extract coconut oil, and pay a visit to          is very comfortable to wear since air can
Tour a local factory where coir — coconut         a traditional Kerala church.                     pass through easily.
                                                                                                                                                  DURATION
fiber is woven into carpets. Watch village                                                                                                        Approximately 8 1/4 hours
artisans spin and weave versatile khadi           Coir Carpet Weaving Center
                                                                                                   YOUR SCENIC CANAL VOYAGE
cloth by hand. Take a cruise along Kerala’s       Coir is a natural fiber extracted from
                                                                                                   Board a small country canal boat for a
canals and waterways.                             the husk of coconut fruit. Observe the
                                                                                                   60-minute journey through the tree-lined
                                                  process of turning these fibers into
WHAT YOU VISIT                                                                                     and deeply shaded canals and byways that
                                                  colorful carpets without the help of any
Vaikom                                                                                             crisscross the countryside.                    NOTE
                                                  modern machinery.                                                                               Canal boats seat 8 to 10 passengers
                                                                                                                                                  and are not covered. Passengers
Visit the local villages and see potters                                                                                                          should wear a hat and sunscreen.
                                                  Khadi Weaving Center                             WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
creating their wares, coir weavers making                                                                                                         The church in Kerala may be closed
                                                  Khadi is a handspun and handwoven cloth          Your trip to and from the Vaikom area
colorful carpets, and weavers producing                                                                                                           without notice. Photography is not
                                                  made from any two of the following types         offers views of many local villages, as well   permitted inside.
the beautiful, local khadis cloth. Watch                                                                                                          This tour has extremely limited space.
                                                  of yarn, cotton, silk or wool. The material      as a drive past the famous Vaikom Temple.
copra, dried coconut, being crushed to


                                                                                                                                                                TOUR
                                C O C H I N       C I T Y   S I G H T S     &   H A R B O R        C R U I S E
                                                                                                                                                         COK-I
Explore Fort Cochin and tour St. Francis          YOUR HARBOR CRUISE                               PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
Church. Visit Mattancheri, the old Jewish         Foreign traders down the ages have               Chinese Fishing Nets
                                                                                                                                                  DURATION
quarter that is home to the Synagogue.            docked in Cochin’s harbor in their quest         The graceful cantilevered fishing nets         Approximately 4 1/2 to 5 hours
Take a scenic cruise around the harbor            for the legendary wealth of the Malabar          festooning the harbor were introduced
and view its picturesque islands and local        Coast. Your harbor cruise will take in the       in the 14th century by Chinese traders
fishing villages.                                                                                  from the court of Kublai Khan.
                                                  picturesque islets of Gundu, Bolghatty
WHAT YOU VISIT                                    and Vallarpadam. The eastern end of                                                             NOTE
                                                  Vallarpadam is home to a church built in         WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY                     The Jewish Synagogue may close
St. Francis Church                                                                                 Board your motorcoach and travel to
                                                                                                                                                  without notice. If the synagogue is
                                                                                                                                                  closed, additional time will be per-
                                                  1676 housing a Portrait of the Blessed
Fort Cochin, the oldest European                                                                   the Mattancheri area and the old Jewish
                                                                                                                                                  mitted in the area next to the
                                                  Virgin Mary, brought by the Portuguese.                                                         Jewish Synagogue for shopping.
community in India, is the site of                                                                 quarter of the city. Walk past picture-        Video cameras are not permitted in
                                                  Traditional faith holds the picture has
St. Francis Church, built by Franciscan                                                            postcard houses and shops to the Jewish        St. Francis Church and the Jewish
                                                  miraculous powers and has saved devotees                                                        Synagogue.
friars in 1510.                                                                                    Synagogue before traveling to Fort Cochin.
                                                  several times from violent storms. Your                                                         The harbor cruise does not stop
                                                                                                                                                  at the islands and does not allow
Jewish Synagogue                                                                                   Fort Cochin’s buildings range from the
                                                  motorlaunch will provide glimpses of the                                                        passengers ashore.
                                                                                                   500-year-old Church of St. Francis to
Dating from 1568, the synagogue features          local fishermen and other locals going                                                          Motorcoaches and the motorlaunch
                                                                                                   Tudor-style homes built by later English       are not air-conditioned.
hand-painted Cantonese floor tiles and            about their daily lives.                                                                        Tour order may vary.
                                                                                                   merchants. Your motorcoach tour ends at
intricately inscribed copper plaques.
                                                                                                   Brunton Boat Yard. From here, begin your
                                                                                                   harbor cruise returning directly to the pier
                                                                                                   nearby your ship.
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                                                                                             D E L H I ,              A G R A             &      T H E          TA J           M A H A L

                                  Cross the subcontinent by plane on a visit to Delhi and Agra. View the Mughal, British and Indian monuments in Delhi, India’s capital.
                                  Travel to Agra for a guided tour of one of the world’s great wonders — the Taj Mahal.

                                  DAY ONE – COCHIN / DELHI                                                  WHAT YOU VISIT IN DELHI                                                 gateways and a magnificent courtyard
                                  The journey begins with a drive from                                      Delhi’s Red Fort                                                        enclosed by pillared corridors with domed
                                  the pier through the countryside to                                       This 300-year-old walled city was built                                 pavilions in each corner.
                                  the airport near Cochin to board your                                     by Emperor Shah Jehan in 1648 using red
                                  approximately three-hour flight to Delhi.                                                                                                         Raj Ghat
                                                                                                            sandstone and marble. The building                                      The memorial is located on the banks
                                  During your flight to Delhi, lunch will
                                  be served onboard the aircraft.                                           boasts broad steps leading to double-story                              of the Yamuna River, a square platform
                                                                                                                                                                                    of polished black marble marks the site
                                                                                                                                                                                    where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated
Red Fort                                                                                                                                                                            on January 31, 1948.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Qutub Minar Tower
             TOUR                                                                                                                                                                   The 234-foot tower — the 7th wonder of
COK-OA/OB                                                                                                                                                                           Hindustan — is covered with intricate carv-
                                                                                                                                                                                    ings and verses from the Koran. The iron
                                                                                                                                                                                    pillar is over 1,600 years old and is regarded
DURATION                                                                                                                                                                            as a metallurgical wonder by defying rust
Approximately 2 nights / 3 days
                                                                                                                                                                                    and the ravages of nature.

                                                                                                                                                                                    PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
                                                                                                                                                                                    Rashtrapati Bhavan
                                                                                                                                                                                    Once the residence of the British Viceroy
                                   Taj Mahal                                                                                                                                        in India, the building is now the official
                                                                                                                                                                                    residence of the president of the Indian
                                                                                                                                                                                    republic.
                                                            T O U R N O T E S O N D E L H I , A G R A & T H E TA J M A H A L

                                     Please be advised the tour is non-refundable; reservations must be made 30 days in advance of the cruise. Participation is limited;
                                     we suggest booking early. A minimum number of participants are required to operate this tour. All sightseeing is subject to flight
                                                                                                                                                                                    WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                     arrival times. The Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays and the order of the tour may vary to accommodate visits when the site is open.              Transfer from the airport in Delhi to
                                          Your tour includes:                                                    Your tour does not include:                                        your hotel for check-in and then begin
                                          • Sightseeing as described subject to timing                           • Refreshments
                                          • Transportation via coach, train and plane                            • Telephone calls                                                  your sightseeing tour passing such sites
                                          • English speaking guide                                               • Laundry                                                          as the India Gate, secretariat buildings,
                                          • Accommodations in Agra and Delhi                                     • Gratuities
                                          • Meals as stated                                                      • Room Service                                                     the impressive Rajpath and the High
                                          • Entrance fees
                                                                                                                                                                                    Court Building.
                                     Please limit luggage for your two night stay to one light hand-carry piece per person. You are responsible for carrying your luggage on
                                     and off all transportation and in and out of your hotel. Passengers on overland tours must fax to Princess Cruises Shore Excursions            DINNER
                                     Department a copy of their Indian Visa prior to embarking the ship.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Dinner is served at your hotel.
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                   DELHI,         AGRA           &   THE      TA J    MAHAL          –   DOUBLE          OCCUPANCY


DAY TWO – DELHI / AGRA                               and a central courtyard with a magnificent      SHOPPING
Wake early in the morning for a train trip           fountain. Shah Jehan was imprisoned here        Marble Inlay Factory
through the Indian countryside to Agra,              by his son and successor Aurangzeb.             Near the Taj, several small artisanal facto-
once the capital of the Mughal Empire.                                                               ries and shops preserve the Mughal tradi-
                                                     Taj Mahal
TRAIN RIDE TO AGRA                                                                                   tion of white marble inlaid with precious
                                                     One of the wonders of the world, the Taj
Transfer by motorcoach to the train                                                                  and semiprecious stones. Browse the shops
                                                     Mahal is a mausoleum built by the Mughal
station for your approximately two-hour                                                              for souvenirs; U.S. dollars and credit cards
                                                     Emperor Shah Jehan in 1653 in tribute to
non-stop train ride to Agra. Coffee and                                                              are accepted.
                                                     his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. You pass
rolls will be available at your Delhi hotel          through the entrance corridor of a bat-         DINNER AND KATHAK PEFROMANCE
before departing. Upon arrival, travel by            tlement to discover the Taj rising above        Elaborate costumes and makeup,
motorcoach to Fatehpur Sikri. In the after-          its gardens, its mirror image reflected in                                                     Kathkali performer
                                                                                                     pantomime, music, drama and poetry
noon, you will visit the Agra Fort; then the         a graceful pool. The marble exterior features   bring classical Indian myths to life in
Taj Mahal until sunset.                              a central dome surrounded by four smaller       the “story play,” a rigorous and beautiful               TOUR
                                                     domes. The interior boasts marble walls         art form dating to the 17th century.
WHAT YOU VISIT IN AGRA
Agra Fort
                                                     with inlays of precious stones and inscrip-     The performance takes place prior to            COK-OA/OB
The red sandstone fortress, located near the         tions from the Koran. A translucent screen      dinner at your hotel.
Taj Mahal, was the seat of Mughal political          of carved marble surrounds the sarcophagi
and military power. The interior features            of the Emperor and his Queen. At sunset,
marble throne rooms, audience halls,                 return to your hotel for dinner and a well
                                                     deserved night’s rest.



DAY THREE – TAJ MAHAL / MUMBAI                       FLIGHT TO MUMBAI (BOMBAY)
The last day of your overland adventure              Travel by motorcoach to the airport.
begins with an unforgettable experience—             Lunch is served during your approxi
the Taj Mahal visited at sunrise.                    mately two-hour flight to Mumbai.
WHAT YOU VISIT IN AGRA                               On landing, transfer to motorcoaches
The Taj By Sunrise                                   for a orientation tour of Mumbai before
After an early, light breakfast, travel to the       returning to the ship.
Taj Mahal and experience the Taj at sunrise.
                                                     PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
Explore the mausoleum and its grounds on
                                                     Gateway of India
your own and at your own pace, before
                                                     A legacy of the Raj, the stone archway was
returning to the hotel for breakfast.
                                                     built to commemorate the imperial visit of
Complete checkout and spend some
                                                     King George V in 1911.                           Taj Mahal
free time until departure for the airport.
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   MUMBAI
   India’s premier metropolis is a city
   of stark contrasts — modern towers
   of steel and glass stand next to stately
   stone edifices from the days of the Raj.
   Automobiles race down the crowded streets and everywhere
   one confronts the paradox of India. The commercial capital of       Jain Temple

   the subcontinent, a large percentage of Mumbai’s population
                                                                                               THINGS TO SEE AND DO
   lives in hutments without running water or electricity. Yet the                                     IN AND AROUND MUMBAI

   fabled "Gateway of India" is a place of haunting beauty, from the
                                                                       India’s principal seaport, Bombay is         GANDHI MUSEUM
   marble serenity of the Jain Palace to the Elephanta Caves,          "Mumbai" in Marathi. The Portuguese          Mahatma Gandhi’s house in Mumbai is now
                                                                       aquired the city from Bahadur Shah in        a small museum dedicated to his life and
   where sculptures of Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu were carved            the 15th century; they called their new      philosophy.
                                                                       possession Bom Baim — "good bay."
   out of solid rock over a millennia ago.                                                                          ELEPHANTA CAVES
                                                                       GATEWAY OF INDIA
                                                                                                                    Elephanta Island’s caverns boast sculptures
                                                                       A legacy of the Raj, the arch was built to   of Hindu deities carved from solid rock.
                                                                       commemorate the imperial visit of King
                                                                       George V in 1911.
                                                                                                                    HAJI ALI MOSQUE
                                                                                                                    A footpath along a causeway connects
                                                                       JAIN TEMPLE
                                                                                                                    Mumbai to this beautiful mosque just
                                                                       Built in 1904, this serene marble shrine     offshore.
                                                                       is dedicated to Adinath, the first of the
                                                                       24 Jain Tirthankaras or apostles.

                                                                       KAMALA NEHRU PARK & HANGING GARDENS
                                                                       Laid out in 1881 over a descending series
                                                                       of reservoirs, the graceful gardens offer
                                                                       panoramic views of the city and the bay.




Colorful Hindu temple
                                              M U M B A I     C I T Y     H I G H L I G H T S


                                                                                                Dhobi Ghat
                                                                                                From the Mahalaxmi Bridge you look
                                                                                                upon a unique sight for travelers —
                                                                                                Mumbai’s vast open-air laundry, where
                                                                                                from sunrise to just before sunset,
                                                                                                thousands of men labor to clean the
                                                                                                clothes of city dwellers.

                                                                                                WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                                                                                Your drive through the city takes you
                                                                                                past the Prince of Wales Museum,          Jain Temple statue
                                                                                                Mumbai High Court, Rajabiai Clock
                                                                                                Tower, Flora Fountain, Crawford Market,
                                                                                                Chowpatti Beach, Mahalaxmi Temple                       TOUR

 Hanging Gardens, Kamala Nehru Park                                                             and the Race Course.                           BOM-A
Capture the essence of Bombay. Visit the         Gandhi Museum
                                                                                                                                           DURATION
Jain Temple, dedicated to the first of the       Mahatma Gandhi’s house in Mumbai is                                                       Approximately 4 1/2 hours
24 Jain apostles. Explore the hanging            now a small museum dedicated to his life
gardens and Nehru Park. Tour the Gandhi
                                                 and philosophy. The exhibit includes a
Museum and view Indian art in the Prince
of Wales Museum.                                 gallery depicting major events in his life.
                                                                                                                                           NOTE
                                                 Prince of Wales Museum                                                                    Hats and shoes must be removed
                                                                                                                                           before entering the Jain Temple;
WHAT YOU VISIT                                   Then Prince of Wales, George V laid the                                                   leather items of any kind are not
Jain Temple                                                                                                                                allowed inside. Please wear
                                                 cornerstone of this imposing four-tiered                                                  appropriate dress with covered
Built in 1904, this serene marble shrine is                                                                                                shoulders and knees.
                                                 building that incorporates a number of
                                                                                                                                           Photography and video cameras
dedicated to Adinath, the first of the 24
                                                 traditional Indian architectural styles.                                                  are not permitted inside any of
Jain Tirthankaras or apostles.                                                                                                             the venues.
                                                 The museum boasts a superb collection of                                                  Tour order may vary.
Kamala Nehru Park                                Indian art.
and Hanging Gardens
Laid out in 1881 over a descending series        PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES
of reservoirs, these graceful gardens and        Gateway of India
the park opposite (named after the wife          A legacy of the Raj, the stone archway was
of India’s first prime minister), offer          built to commemorate the imperial visit of
                                                 King George V in 1911.                          Dhobi Ghat
panoramic views of the city and the bay.

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              TOUR
                                                                                     M U M B A I ’ S    T E M P L E S      &    S H R I N E S
     BOM-B
                                          Encounter India’s many faiths. Visit the          ISKCON Temple (International                 PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
                                          18th century Bubulnath Temple, dedicated          Society of Krishna Consciousness)            Haji Ali Mosque
DURATION
Approximately 8 hours                     to Shiva, and the Iskcon Temple, better           Better known as the Hare Rama Hare           The graceful, whitewashed mosque sits
                                          known as the Hare Krishna shrine. Explore         Krishna Temple, this modern place            in the sea and is connected to the shore
                                          two Southern Indian temples and view the
                                                                                            of worship, meditation and spiritual         by a causeway.
                                          Haji Ali Mosque.
                                                                                            knowledge advocates the principles of
                                          WHAT YOU VISIT                                    Bhagwat Gita.                                WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                          Babulnath Temple                                                                               From the pier, your drive into Mumbai
                                                                                            Guruvayur Ram Mandir
                                          Built in 1780, the hilltop temple is                                                           takes you past the Gateway of India,
NOTE                                                                                        & Vishnu Temple
Hats and shoes must be removed            dedicated to Shiva and incorporates                                                            Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai High
before entering the Jain Temple;                                                            These Southern Indian-style temples are
shoes must be removed before enter-       many different regional influences in                                                          Court, Rajabhiai Clock Tower, Flora
ing all temples and shrines on the                                                          dedicated to Rama and Vishnu respectively.
tour. Leather items of any kind are not
                                          its design. Climb the 100 stairs or take                                                       Fountain, Victoria Railway Station,
allowed inside the Jain Temple.                                                             The Guruvayur features a number of small
Please wear appropriate dress with
                                          an available elevator to the top.                                                              and Chowpatti Beach.
covered shoulders and knees.                                                                shrines to various gods and planets; the
Photography is not permitted inside
the temples and shrines.
                                                                                            Vishnu Temple features scenes from mythol-
Tour order may vary.                                                                        ogy and everyday life in Southern India.



              TOUR                                                                              M U M B A I      S A M P L E R

    BOM-D                                 This excursion is designed for passengers         traditional Indian architectural styles.     bit of the local color. For those who wish
                                          who wish to combine a tour of the city’s          The museum boasts a superb collection        to have lunch, the Taj Mahal Hotel is
DURATION
                                          major landmarks with free time on their           of Indian art.                               nearby. Remember, this portion of your
Approximately 6 hours                     own to explore and shop.
                                                                                                                                         tour is non-guided and does not include
                                                                                            PHOTO OPPORTUNITY                            lunch or entrance fees. At a designated
                                          WHAT YOU VISIT DURING
                                                                                            Gateway of India                             time, meet your tour group and return to
                                          YOUR SIGHTSEEING TOUR
                                                                                            The yellow basalt triumphal arch was built   your motorcoach for the drive to the ship.
                                          Gandhi Museum
                                                                                            to celebrate the visit of George V for the
NOTE                                      Mahatma Gandhi’s Bombay house is now
There is a fee for photography                                                              1911 Delhi Durbar.                           SIGHTSEEING AND SHOPPING TIPS
in the Prince of Wales Museum.            a small museum dedicated to his life and
On Mondays, the museum is closed,
                                          philosophy. The exhibit includes a gallery                                                     Local currency is required for entrance fees;
so a visit to Jain Temple will be
substituted.
                                                                                            MUMBAI ON YOUR OWN                           plan to exchange your currency onboard the
                                          depicting major events in his life.
Tour order may vary.                                                                        In the afternoon, enjoy approximately        ship, or at a local currency exchange.
                                          Prince of Wales Museum                            two-and-a-half hours of free time to
                                          Then Prince of Wales, George V laid the           explore Mumbai. Your motorcoach will         Most shops along Colaba Street are open
                                          cornerstone of this imposing four-tiered          drop you off in an area nearby Colaba        Monday to Saturday, 10:30am-8:30pm;
                                          building that incorporates a number of            Street where you can shop and sample a       Sunday 10:30am-6:30pm.

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                                     E L E P H A N TA       I S L A N D      &   T H E       C AV E S


The caves of Elephanta Island contain          “Mahesamurti,” an 18-foot-high triple            WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
sculptures of Hindu deities carved from        image representing Brahma the Creator,           Board a motorcoach at the pier for the short
solid rock. Explore the main cavern on a       Vishnu the Preserver, and Shiva the              transfer to the motorlaunch boarding area.
guided tour and view such famous figures
                                               Destroyer. The Caves have been a must-see        A covered motorlaunch carries you for the
as the “Mahesamurti”— an 18-foot image
of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.                   for the world’s travelers for centuries.         approximately 45-minute cruise through
                                               After your tour, enjoy free time to explore      the harbor to Elephanta Island. You pass
WHAT YOU VISIT                                 on your own.                                     Butcher Island and Neva Sheva along the
Elephanta Main Cave                                                                             way. Take in the busy harbor traffic ranging
Your guide escorts you through the cav-        SHOPPING                                         from fishing boats to supertankers. Follow
ern, pointing out the stunning sculptures      Browse for souvenirs from the many vendor        your guide for a 25-minute walk up the
and explaining their cultural and historical   stalls along the steps to the cave.              120 steps leading to the main cave. Return     Sculptures in the caves
significance. The highlights include the                                                        the same way after your tour of the caves.

                                                                                                                                                              TOUR

                                                                                                                                                     BOM-F
                                                                                                                                                DURATION
                                                                                                                                                Approximately 4 to 4 1/2 hours




                                                                                                                                                NOTE
                                                                                                                                                Wear rubber-soled shoes due to wet
                                                                                                                                                and slippery surfaces.

                                                                                                                                                Video cameras are not permitted
                                                                                                                                                inside the cave. Fees apply to video
                                                                                                                                                cave exteriors.




 Elephanta Island

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                                                                                         J E W I S H      C H R O N I C L E S


                                       Mumbai’s Jewish community can trace its          “Gate of Mercy,” the Synagogue celebrated      Knesseth Eliyahu
                                       origins back 2,000 years! Gain insight into      its centenary in the year 1896, and on         Popularly known as the Fort Synagogue
                                       this long history on a visit to three historic   that occasion, it was renamed Shaar-Ha-        and acclaimed as the most beautiful in the
                                       synagogues. Then explore ORT India,
                                                                                        Rahamim.                                       city, Jacob Sasson built the synagogue in
                                       the primary support center for Mumbai’s
                                       Jewish community.                                Magen David                                    1884 in memory of his father, Eliyahoo
                                                                                        Reputed to be the largest in Asia, the syna-   Sassoon, founder of E.D. Sassoon and
                                       WHAT YOU VISIT                                                                                  Company. The interior boasts decorated
                                                                                        gogue is built in the spacious style of
                                       Shaar-ha-Rahamim                                                                                pillars, the “tebah” and a fine “hekhal”
                                                                                        Victorian architecture. The building is
                                       Built in 1796 by Samaji Hassaji Divekar or                                                      flanked by carved marble and surmounted
                                                                                        fronted by pillars and a clock tower and
                                       Samuel Ezekiel Divekar, an officer in the                                                       by a magnificent stained glass arch rising
                                                                                        the interior is in the style of the Baghdad
                                       British army, who was imprisoned by Tipu                                                        to the high ceiling.
                                                                                        synagogue, with the “tebah” for the hazan
Knesseth Eliyahu                       Sultan and released on a plea from the
                                                                                        and the “hekhal” for the sifrei torah, along   ORT India
                                       sultan’s mother. Originally named the
                                                                                        with a spacious ladies’ gallery.               Also known as the Organization for
             TOUR                                                                                                                      Educational Resources and Technological
     BOM-K                                                                                                                             Training, ORT is the primary support
                                                                                                                                       organization nourishing Jewish life in
                                                                                                                                       Mumbai. Here you can see a school and
DURATION                                                                                                                               kosher bakery, as well as a short documen-
Approximately 5 hours
                                                                                                                                       tary on the 19th-century philanthropist
                                                                                                                                       David Sassoon.

                                                                                                                                       PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
                                                                                                                                       Gateway of India
NOTE
There is a fee for video and photog-                                                                                                   A legacy of the Raj, the stone archway was
raphy inside Shaar-ha-Rahamim.
                                                                                                                                       built to commemorate the imperial visit of
Passengers should wear conservative
clothing which covers the shoul-                                                                                                       King George V in 1911.
ders and knees when visiting the
synagogues.

Tour order may vary.                                                                                                                   WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                                                                                                                       Your drive through the city takes you past
                                                                                                                                       the Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai High
                                                                                                                                       Court, Rajabiai Clock Tower, Flora Fountain,
                                                                                                                                       Crawford Market, Chowpatti Beach,
                                        The Gateway of India                                                                           Mahalaxmi Temple and the Race Course.




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                         E V E N I N G       I N D I A N    F O L K L O R I C        S H O W   &    D I N N E R


Enjoy a private evening watching                regions of India. The vibrant dances           WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
a performance of Indian dances that inter-      showcase not only art forms and colourful      Before returning to the pier, take
weaves classical dance forms with folk          costumes, but they also give a glimpse into    a short drive through the heritage
dances. After the performance, enjoy
                                                the traditions and lifestyles of the people.   precinct absorbing the sights and
Indian cuisine in the open-air garden.
                                                The group performances are interlaced          sounds of Mumbai by night; admire
FOLKLORIC PERFORMANCE                           with classical dance forms, which demon-       the ancient illuminated buildings
The evening begins with an invocation           strate the differences between folk and        dating from the British Raj and take
to Lord Ganesh, the lord of benevolence.        classical art.                                 home a lasting impression of this
Sip on a cool drink and absorb the ambi-                                                       “City of Dreams.”
ence of the surroundings while you watch        DINNER
folk dances representing the different          After the performance, sit down to a table
                                                d’hote dinner.                                                                        Indian painting



                                                                                                                                                    TOUR

                                                                                                                                           BOM-N
                                                                                                                                       DURATION
                                                                                                                                       Approximately 3 to 3 1/2 hours




                                                                                                                                       NOTE
                                                                                                                                       There is a minimum number of
                                                                                                                                       participants required to operate
                                                                                                                                       this tour.




 Traditional folkloric performance

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   DUBAI
   Dubai has always served as a bridge
   between East and West. In the past,
   Dubai’s trade links stretched from Western
   Europe to Southeast Asia and China.
   The result was the creation of one of the most protean
   societies in the world. Nestled in the very heart of Islam,                     Flora and fauna of Dubai

   Dubai remains unique in its embrace of the West. Bedouin                                                  THINGS TO SEE AND DO
                                                                                                                      IN AND AROUND DUBAI
   may still roam the desert, but Dubai also plays hosts to
   international tennis and golf tournaments. Tourists flock
                                                                                   Dubai is actually two cities in one: the         SHEIKH SAEED AL-MAKTOUM HOUSE
   to its shores while the pace of development continues at                        Khor Dubai, an inlet of the Persian Gulf,        Built in 1896, the palace was the home of
                                                                                   separates Deira, the old city, from Bur Dubai.   the farseeing sheikh who drove Dubai’s
   a frenetic pace, from massive artificial islands to the astounding                                                               modern development.
                                                                                   BURJ AL ARAB HOTEL
   Burj Al Arab Hotel.                                                             Built in the shape of a towering sail, this
                                                                                   magnificent structure is the tallest all-suite
   Note: Photographs provided courtesy of the Government of Dubai, Department of   hotel built over water.
   Tourism and Commerce Marketing.
                                                                                   AL BASTAKIYA
                                                                                   These graceful buildings near the waterfront
                                                                                   are superb examples of traditional wind
                                                                                   towers, designed for comfortable living in
                                                                                   the days before air-conditioning.

                                                                                   JUMEIRA MOSQUE
                                                                                   This superb example of Islamic architecture
                                                                                   is one of the most photographed sites in
                                                                                   Dubai.

                                                                                   THE GOLD SOUQ
                                                                                   The souq glitters with all things gold, from
                                                                                   gold bars and bangles to rings and neck-
                                                                                   laces. The souq is one of the world’s major       Sunset sail
                                                                                   gold markets.




Jumeirah Mosque
                                                                                                                                                            TOUR
                                                    D U B A I      O L D     &    N E W
                                                                                                                                                    DXB-A
See Dubai’s major sights both old and           PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES
new on a panoramic tour. Visit the Dubai        Burj Al Arab Hotel
Museum and tour the Gold Souk. View the                                                                                                        DURATION
                                                Built in the shape of a towering sail,                                                         Approximately 4 1/2 hours
dramatic, sail-shaped Burj Al Arab Hotel.       this magnificent structure is the tallest
WHAT YOU VISIT
                                                all-suite hotel built over water.
Dubai Museum                                    Al Bastakiya
Located in the 210-year-old Al Fahidi Fort,     These graceful buildings near the waterfront
                                                                                                 Souvenirs in the Gold Souk                    NOTE
the museum features multimedia displays,        are superb examples of traditional wind                                                        Sequence of tour stops may vary.
                                                                                                                                               Passengers must walk approximately
artifacts from Dubai’s pearl-fishing days,      towers, designed for comfortable living in                                                     650 feet from the Gold Souk to the
and archaeological finds from around the        the days before air-conditioning.               WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY                     motorcoach park.

United Arab Emirates.                                                                           Board your air-conditioned motorcoach and
                                                Jumeira Mosque
                                                                                                drive to the Jumeira area pausing for photos
Gold Souk                                       The mosque is a splendid example of
                                                                                                of the Burj Al Arab Hotel. Continue to
One of the world’s major gold markets,          Islamic architecture and one of the most
                                                                                                Al Bastakiya and cross the creek to Deira
the souk glitters with all things gold, from    photographed sites in Dubai.
                                                                                                by water taxi. Stroll through the spice and
gold bars and bangles to rings and necklaces.
                                                                                                gold souks before returning to the ship.

                                                                                                                                                            TOUR
                                   S H A R J A H     S I G H T S E E I N G          &    S H O P P I N G
                                                                                                                                                    DXB-C
Sharjah is hailed as the ‘Pearl of the Gulf’.   PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES
See the essential sights and discover some      King Faisal Mosque                                                                             DURATION
unique shopping opportunities in the souks.     This is one of the largest mosques in the
                                                                                                                                               Approximately 5 hours


                                                United Arab Emirates.
WHAT YOU VISIT
Heritage Museum                                 Al Hisn Fort
Located in Sharjah’s Heritage Area, among       The fortress dates to 1820 and was the
a complex of museums including the Al           former residence of the ruling family.
Hisn Fort, the ruling family’s traditional
residence, and the Souk Al Arsah.               SHOPPING
                                                Explore the Souk Al Arsah and Souk
Souk Al Arsah
                                                Al Markazi. Keen shoppers will find
This popular souk in the Heritage Area
                                                a dazzling array of fine carpets, antiques,
complex is noted for silver jewellery and
                                                jewelry, and handicrafts on display.
artifacts as well as novelties. The coffee
house is famous for its Arabian-style coffee    WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
and sweetmeats.                                 Board your air-conditioned motorcoach            Mosque
                                                and travel north from Dubai to Sharjah.
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                                                       D U B A I ’ S      A RT I F I C I A L     I S L A N D S       &    T E A    AT   B U R J    A L       A R A B


                                        Enjoy a cruise aboard an elegant vessel         Palm Jumeirah. Construction on the
                                        and view one of the Emirates most excit-        Palm Islands began in June 2001, and it
                                        ing developments: the creation of the           took approximately two years to raise
                                        largest man-made islands in the world.
                                                                                        completely the first palm islands from
                                        YOUR SCENIC CRUISE                              the sea. Cruise past other new develop-
                                        Harbor Cruise                                   ments including the famous Dubai
                                        Enjoy a unique, visual 3-D tour of Dubai’s      Marina and Jumeirah Beach Residence
                                        three new artificial islands: the three Palms   development.
                                        (Jumeira, Jebel Ali, and Deira) and The
                                                                                        AFTERNOON TEA
Local woman
                                        World — a cluster of 300 islands built
                                                                                        Take afternoon tea at the fabulous Burj Al
                                        loosely in the shape of the world.
                                                                                        Arab Hotel. Built in the shape of a tow-
                                        Then board a launch and cruise around           ering sail, this magnificent structure is
               TOUR
                                                                                                                                        Burj Al Arab Hotel
      DXB-F                                                                             the tallest all-suite hotel built over water.



DURATION
Approximately 5 1/2 hours




NOTE
Passengers are required to carry
their passport with them on this tour
due to security requirements of the
Dubai Coast Guard.

All bookings must be finalized no
later than 96 hours prior to arrival;
no refunds can be made after
this time.

Participation is limited.




                                         Relaxing on the beach

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                                                                                                                                                       TOUR
                                                       E Z    D U B A I
                                                                                                                                              DXB-G
View Dubai’s principal attractions from    PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES                           the souk glisters with all things gold, from
the comfort of an air-conditioned motor-   Burj Al Arab Hotel                            gold bars and bangles to rings and necklaces.
                                                                                                                                         DURATION
coach on an excursion offered to guests    Built in the shape of a towering sail,                                                        Approximately 3 1/2 hours
who prefer little or no walking.           this magnificent structure is the tallest     REFRESHMENTS
                                           all-suite hotel built over water.             Pause during your panoramic city drive
                                                                                         for a refreshing non-alcoholic beverage
                                           Jumeirah Mosque
                                                                                         at a local establishment.
                                           This superb example of Islamic architecture                                                   NOTE
                                           is one of the most photographed sites                                                         Passengers must walk approximately
                                                                                         WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY                      650 feet from the car park to the
                                           in Dubai.                                                                                     Gold Souk.
                                                                                         Board your air-conditioned motorcoach
                                           Sheikh Saeed Al-Maktoum House                 and drive to the Burj Al Arab Hotel passing
                                           Built in 1896, the palace was the home of     by Sheikh Zayed Road. Travel to Jumeira
                                           the far-sighted sheikh who drove Dubai’s      with its long beach bordered by palm trees.
                                           modern development.                           Continue via the Bastakiya Quarter near the
                                           Gold Souk                                     Eastern Waterfront to Deira, crossing Dubai
 Mosque                                                                                  Creek via the Shindagah Tunnel.
                                           One of the world’s major gold markets,


                                                                                                                                                       TOUR
                                            4 W D      D E S E RT       S A FA R I                                                              DXB-I
Travel into the desert on a 4WD safari
                                                                                                                                         DURATION
that visits a recreated traditional                                                                                                      Approximately 5 hours
desert camp with camel rides and
belly dancing.

YOUR 4WD ADVENTURE
4WD Safari — At the pier, board your                                                                                                     NOTE
                                                                                                                                         A minimum number of bookings
4WD vehicle for a drive to the entrance                                                                                                  are required to operate this tour.
                                                                                                                                         Participation is limited.
of the desert. Stop to deflate the tires
and then head off across the sand. Your
destination is an Arabian campsite com-
plete with camel rides, a barbeque lunch
and belly dancing. Return to the ship
in mid-afternoon.
                                            Happy camel

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   SAFAGA
   The port of Safaga has become a popular
   Egyptian seaside resort specializing in
   water sports and diving holidays.
   The unspoiled beaches and stiff breezes off the Red Sea made it
   the perfect site for the 1993 World Windsurfing Championships.
   But Safaga’s real lure is being the gateway to Egypt’s mighty and   King Tut

   mysterious past — the great Temple of Karnak, the vast necropolis
                                                                                               THINGS TO SEE AND DO
   known as "The Valley of the Kings," the ruins of Luxor Temple,                                      IN AND AROUND SAFAGA

   and Ramses II’s great temple at Abu Simbel in Aswan.
                                                                       A three and a half hour drive brings          TEMPLE OF QUEEN HATSHEPSUT
                                                                       the traveler to the ruins of Luxor and        The exquisite, mortuary temple of the only
                                                                       the Temple of Karnak.                         woman Pharaoh is set on the foot of a lime-
                                                                                                                     stone mountain.
                                                                       LUXOR
                                                                       Site of ancient Egypt’s capital of Thebes.    COLOSSI OF MEMNON
                                                                                                                     The 64-foot twin statues of Amenhotep III
                                                                       THE TEMPLE OF KARNAK                          are all that remain of a once-great temple.
                                                                       The greatest of Pharaonic temple complexes
                                                                       boasts the Avenue of Ram-headed Sphinxes      ABU SIMBEL
                                                                       and an imposing Hypostyle — a massive         See Ramses II’s great temple overlooking
                                                                       colonnade.                                    the Nile on the Deluxe Grand Overland.

                                                                       VALLEY OF THE KINGS
                                                                       The vast necropolis located on the west
                                                                       bank of the Nile River has yielded 62 royal
                                                                       tombs, including the tomb of Tutankhamen.




                                                                       Luxor Temple


Temple of Karnak
                             L U X O R ,       K A R N A K      &   VA L L E Y          O F   T H E   K I N G S


                                                 Temple of Luxor                                  Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple
                                                 Begun by Amenhotep in the 16th-century           Set on the foot of a limestone mountain,
                                                 B.C. and added to by other Pharaohs              this exquisite, terraced mortuary temple
                                                 including Ramses II, the Great Temple of         dates from the 15th-century B.C.
                                                 Luxor boasts its own Avenue of human-
                                                 headed Sphinxes and was once linked to           SHOPPING
                                                 the temple of Karnak.                            Your day at Karnak and Luxor includes
                                                                                                  some brief free time to shop for souvenirs
                                                 Valley Of The Kings
                                                                                                  at one of the sites, if time permits.
                                                 Your English-speaking guide explains
                                                 the world of New Kingdom Egypt as                LUNCH
                                                 he escorts you through the necropolis.                                                          Exploring the ruins
                                                                                                  You will stop for lunch at a leading hotel
                                                 Explore the interiors of some of the             in Luxor.
                                                 Valley tombs and marvel at their                                                                              TOUR
                                                 elaborate wall paintings excluding King
                                                 Tut’s Tomb.
                                                                                                  WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                                                                                  From the ship, you cross a mountain range
                                                                                                                                                        SA1-A
                                                                                                  and drive through Egypt’s Eastern Desert.
                                                 PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES                              Nearing the city of Luxor you glimpse           DURATION
                                                 Colossi of Memnon                                                                                Approximately 15 hours
 Columns at the Temple of Karnak                                                                  traditional farming villages clinging to the
                                                 The 64-foot twin statues of Amenhotep III        fertile strip that borders the Nile.
                                                 are all that remain of a once-great temple.
Visit the two greatest landmarks of Ancient
Egypt’s New Kingdom (1570 - 1100 B.C.):
the mighty Temple of Karnak and across                                                                                                            NOTE
                                                                                                                                                  The drive between Safaga and Luxor
the river is the Valley of the Kings, a vast                                                                                                      is approximately three and a half
necropolis on the west bank of the                                                                                                                hours long each way.

Nile River.                                                                                                                                       Motorcoaches traveling to Luxor-
                                                                                                                                                  Karnak are required to travel in a
                                                                                                                                                  police-escorted convoy and may
WHAT YOU VISIT                                                                                                                                    be subject to security delays.

Temple of Karnak                                                                                                                                  Photographing is not permitted inside
                                                                                                                                                  the tombs in the Valley of the Kings.
The Avenue of Ram-headed Sphinxes                                                                                                                 Video cameras are not permitted in
                                                                                                                                                  the Valley of the Kings. Camera fees
leads to the Temple entrance and the                                                                                                              may apply in other areas.

Hypostyle Hall, a colonnade featuring                                                                                                             Some sites may be in various stages
                                                                                                                                                  of restoration.
134 immense and richly decorated                                                                                                                  All regulations subject to change
columns. The complex also boasts the                                                                                                              without notice.

                                                                                                                                                  Tour order may vary.
Obelisk of Queen Hatshepsut, the Temple
of Amen-Re and the Sacred Lake.                   Hieroglyphics — Valley of the Kings

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                                                   DELUXE GRAND OVERLAND: LUXOR, KARNAK, VALLEY OF THE KINGS,
                                                                 ASWAN; ABU SIMBEL AND CAIRO

                                          A four-day excursions explores all the major sites of ancient Egypt, from The Temple of Karnak and famous Abu Simbel near Aswan to the
                                          Pyramids of Giza and Cairo’s Museum of Egyptian Antiquities.

                                          DAY ONE – SAFAGA/LUXOR/                                   Sound & Light at the
                                          VALLEY OF THE KINGS                                       Karnak Temple
                                          Upon arrival in Safaga, disembark and                     Attend the Fabulous Sound & Light
                                          board your motorcoach for the three                       show at the Karnak Temple, a fascinating
                                          and a half hour journey to Luxor.
                                                                                                    walking tour through history of the
                                          WHAT YOU VISIT                                            world’s largest — ever temple complex,
                                          Valley Of The Kings                                       guided by the voices of the ancient
                                          From Luxor, cross the Nile River and                      pharaohs. The Ominous shadows playing
 The Great Pyramids                       drive through the desert to the Valley of                 off the enormous columns in the grand
                                          the Kings. Your English-speaking guide                    hypostyle hall is an unforgettable experience.
                                          explains the world of Egypt's New
               TOUR                                                                                 PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES
                                          Kingdom as he escorts you through the
    IPC-A
   SA1-A
  SA1-OA/OB                               necropolis on the west bank of the Nile
                                                                                                    Colossi of Memnon
                                                                                                    The 64-foot twin statues of Amenhotep III
                                          River. Explore the interiors of some of
                                                                                                    are all that remain of a once-great temple.
                                          the Valley tombs and marvel at their
 DURATION                                                                                           Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple
 Approximately 3 11nights/4 days
               X /22 hours
               8 / hours
                                          elaborate wall paintings and sheer size.
                                                                                                    Set on the foot of a limestone mountain,
                                          Temple of Luxor
                                                                                                    this exquisite, terraced mortuary temple
                                          Begun by Amenhotep in the 16th-century                                                                                            Temple of Karnak
                                                                                                    dates from the 15th-century B.C.
                                          B.C. and added to by other Pharaohs
                                          including Ramses II, the Great Temple of                  LUNCH
                                                                                                                                                                         DINNER
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                                          Luxor boasts its own Avenue of human-                     You will stop for lunch at a hotel in                                Enjoy a buffet-style dinner at your Hotel
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                                                  TOUR NOTES ON DELUXE GRAND OVERLAND: LUXOR, KARNAK, VALLEY OF THE KINGS, ASWAN; ABU SIMBEL AND CAIRO
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                                             Your tour includes:                                     The drive between Safaga and Luxor is approximately 3 1/2 hours;   At the Pyramids of Giza, local vendors may offer passengers
                                             • Sightseeing as described by air-conditioned coach.    the drive from Cairo to Port Said is approximately 3 1/2 hours.    the chance to be photographed on a camel or to take
                                             • English-speaking guide.                                                                                                  a camel ride at the scenic overlook. This is not part of the
                                             • 3 nights accommodation in Luxor, Aswan and Cairo.     Motorcoaches are required to travel in a police-escorted           excursion package.
                                             • Meals as stated.                                      convoy and may be subject to security delays.
                                                                                                                                                                        Some sites may be undergoing restoration.
                                             Your tour does not include:                             Photography is not permitted inside the tombs in the Valley
                                             • Refreshments                                          of the Kings, Pyramids of Giza, and the Egyptian Museum            Please be advised that the tour is non-refundable after the
                                             • Telephone calls                                       of the Antiquities. Video cameras are not permitted in the         cruise begins; reservations must be made 30 days in advance
                                             • Laundry                                               Valley of the Kings. Camera fees may apply in other areas.         of the cruise. Participation is limited; we suggest booking early.
                                             • Gratuities
                                                                                                     All regulations subject to change without notice.
                                             • Room Service



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        DELUXE GRAND OVERLAND: LUXOR, KARNAK, VALLEY OF THE KINGS,
                      ASWAN; ABU SIMBEL AND CAIRO

                                                                                            Philae Temple
                                                                                            Dedicated to the goddess Isis, the graceful
                                                                                            temple was moved to Angilka Island to save
                                                                                            it from the rising waters of Lake Nasser.
                                                                                            Unfinished Obelisk
                                                                                            The granite quarries near Aswan were the
                                                                                            source for the hard stone used in ancient
                                                                                            Egyptian building. Visit the quarry and
                                                                                            see this unfinished obelisk, over 120 feet
                                                                                            in length.
                                                                                            Felucca Ride                                    Obelisk
                                                                                            After lunch (weather permitting), board a
                                                                                            traditional Egyptian sailing vessel (weather
                                                                                                                                                      TOUR
                                                                                            permitting) for a cruise on the Nile around
 Valley of the Kings
                                                                                            Elephantine Island and past a nilometer.          SA1-OA/OB
                                                                                            Other scenic highlights of the cruise include
DAY TWO – LUXOR/ASWAN                         WHAT YOU VISIT                                Lord Kitchener’s botanical gardens and the
After a buffet breakfast in your Luxor        Aswan High Dam                                mausoleum of the Agha Khan.
hotel, complete check out and transfer        Your English-speaking guide and Egypt-
to the airport for your approximately         ologist will escort you to the dam, Egypt’s   LUNCH & DINNER
35-minute morning flight to Aswan.            modern-day engineering feat that rivals       After your visit to Aswan, enjoy lunch at
On arrival at Aswan, transfer to air
                                              its ancient wonders. The controversial        your hotel followed by check-in. After your
conditioned motorcoaches for the ride
to Aswan High Dam.                            project and resulting Lake Nasser have        felucca ride, dinner is served at the hotel.
                                              transformed Egypt.                            The rest of the evening is yours.


DAY THREE – ABU SIMBEL/CAIRO                  into a sandstone cliff and consists of two    airport for the short flight to Aswan.
After a breakfast buffet, complete checkout   temples: the Great Temple of Ramses II        Box lunches are served at the Aswan airport.
and transfer by motorcoach to the airport     and the beautiful Temple of Nefetari.         Then Connect to your plane for the
for the brief flight to Abu Simbel.
                                              Menaced by the rising waters of Lake          approximately 75-minute flight to Cairo.
WHAT YOU VISIT                                Nasser, the temple complex was literally      On arrival in Cairo, transfer to your
Abu Simbel                                    disassembled block by block and moved to      hotel for check-in. The remainder of the
Four colossal statues over 60-feet high       its present site with the help of UNESCO.     afternoon is yours. Dinner is served
guard the entrance to ancient Egypt’s most                                                  onboard of one of the luxurious Nile
                                              FLIGHT TO CAIRO & DINNER
recognizable landmark after the pyramids.                                                   Cruising restaurants on the Nile while
                                              Following your visit to Abu Simbel,
Built by Ramses II, the complex is carved                                                   cruising down the River Nile.
                                              transfer by motorcoach to Abu Simbel
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            TOUR                DELUXE GRAND OVERLAND: LUXOR, KARNAK, VALLEY OF THE KINGS,
                                              ASWAN; ABU SIMBEL AND CAIRO
SA1-OA/OB
                        DAY FOUR – CAIRO/PORT SAID                    view of the Pyramids of Chephren or              WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                        After a breakfast buffet, complete checkout   Mycerinus. You may explore one of these          Board your air-conditioned motorcoach
                        and board your motorcoach for a full day      pyramids’ interiors if you wish. (Not rec-       for the approximately 3 1/2 hour drive to
                        of sightseeing before driving to Port Said.
                                                                      ommended for those suffering from claus-         Port Said. Traveling the scenic road from
                        WHAT YOU VISIT                                trophobia or with cardiac and respiratory        Cairo, you pass through a landscape of
                        Egyptian Museum Of Antiquities                problems.)                                       sand and scrub. At Port Said, the vast
                        With over 120,000 objects in its 107          The Sphinx
                                                                                                                       marsh of the Nile Delta meets the sands
                        halls — including the treasures of            Reclining just east of the Pyramid of            of Sinai. Drive through the streets of Port
                        Tutankhamen — the museum, located             Chephren, this figure with lion body is          Said before you rejoin the ship.
                        in Cairo, boasts the greatest collection      thought to bear the likeness of the Pharaoh
                        of Egyptian antiquities in the world.         Chephren and is believed to be the guardian
                        The Great Pyramids                            of his tomb. The Pharaoh Thutmose IV
                        Your air-conditioned motorcoach drives to     added the stele between the Sphinx’s paws
                        a promontory for a panorama of the three      over a thousand years later.
                        great pyramids. The largest, the Great
                                                                      LUNCH
                        Pyramid of Cheops, is built of 2,300,000
                        limestone blocks weighing 2.5 tons each.      Enjoy lunch at one of the leading Hotels
                        Completed circa 2,500 B.C., its base cov-     in Cairo.
                                                                                                                        The Sphinx
                        ers 13 acres. Continue on for a close-up




            TOUR

      SA1-Y                                                           S A FA G A      B E A C H       R E S O RT


                                                                      Site of the 1993 International Windsurfing       water sports include snorkeling, windsurf-
DURATION                                                              Championships, Safaga is famed as                ing, sailing and water skiing. Your fare
Approximately 8 hours
                                                                      a seaside resort. Indulge in a day of fun        includes use of the beach, pool, towels,
                                                                      in the sun.                                      and sun beds. Water sports, meals and
                                                                                                                       beverages are extra.
                                                                      AT THE BEACH
                                                                      Transfer to your air-conditioned motor-
                                                                                                                       WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                                                      coach for the approximately 30-minute
                                                                                                                       Departing the pier, your route takes you
                                                                      ride to a local beach resort. Enjoy a full day
                                                                                                                       past the dazzling white-sand beaches of
                         Relaxing on the beach                        at the beach or at the pool. The available
                                                                                                                       the Red Sea coast.
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    PORT SAID
    (CAIRO/GIZA)
    Port Said has been the "gateway to the
    East" for ocean liner passengers since
    the opening of the Suez Canal.
    Situated where the marshes of the Nile Delta meet the sands
                                                                        Tuthmosis III
    of the Sinai Peninsula, the city has a history stretching back to
    Pharaonic times. Today, Port Said is a popular resort destination                              THINGS TO SEE AND DO
                                                                                                          IN AND AROUND PORT SAID
    for Egyptians, who prize its many duty-free stores and boutiques.
    Port Said is your gateway to Cairo, the Nile Valley, and the        Ancient temples, eerily lifelike statues,             EGYPTIAN MUSEUM OF ANTIQUITIES
                                                                        and graceful wall paintings millennia-old:            The museum boasts 107 exhibit halls and is
    mysteries of ancient Egypt. Outside Cairo stand the famed           the wonders of ancient Egypt possess a                home to priceless antiquities including the
                                                                        haunting quality. The royal treasures of              treasures of King Tut.
    Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. The Great Pyramid of               Tutankhamen, displayed in the Egyptian
                                                                        Museum of Antiquities, are alone worth                SAKKARA
    Cheops, completed circa 2500 B.C., was one of the Seven             a trip to Egypt.                                      The large necropolis — the archaeological
                                                                                                                              term for a formal burial ground — is home
    Wonders of the Ancient World and the only one of those                                                                    to the Step Pyramid.
                                                                        CAIRO

    ancient landmarks to survive today.                                 Egypt’s capital is also the largest city in Africa.
                                                                                                                              THE NILE
                                                                        THE PYRAMIDS OF GIZA                                  The longest river in Africa — and the second
                                                                        The Great Pyramid of Cheops is the sole               longest river in the world — has been the
                                                                        survivor of the Seven Wonders of the                  lifeblood of Egypt since the days of the first
                                                                        Ancient World.                                        Pharaohs.


                                                                        THE SPHINX
                                                                        This lion body with the head of a man
                                                                        guards the tomb of the Pharaoh Chephren.




                                                                        Dunes


Egyptian statues
              TOUR
                                                                 T H E    P Y R A M I D S ,     S P H I N X       &   E G Y P T I A N     M U S E U M
      PSD-A
                                                                                                                                      Egyptian Museum Of Antiquities

DURATION
                                                                                                                                      With over 120,000 objects in its 107 halls,
Approximately 11 1/2 hours                                                                                                            including the treasures of Tutankhamen—
                                                                                                                                      the museum, located in Cairo, boasts the
                                                                                                                                      greatest collection of Egyptian antiquities
                                                                                                                                      in the world.

                                                                                                                                      SHOPPING
                                                                                                                                      Enjoy free time to browse for souvenirs at
NOTE                                                                                                                                  a local shop near the Pyramids.
The drive from Port Said to Cairo
is approximately three hours long;
the return trip is approximately
three hours long.                                                                                                                     LUNCH
Local vendors may offer passengers
the chance to be photographed on
                                                                                                                                      A buffet lunch is served at a leading hotel
a camel or to take a camel ride at
the scenic overlook. This is not part
                                                                                                                                      in Cairo.
of the excursion package.

Motorcoaches are required to travel                                                                                                   WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
in a police-escorted convoy and may
be subject to security delays.                                                                                                        Board air-conditioned motorcoaches in
All photography is totally prohibited
inside the Egyptian Museum of                                                                                                         Port Said and travel in convoy along
Antiquities and inside the Pyramids
of Giza. However, photography is                                                                                                      the scenic road to Cairo. Travel through
allowed and free of charge in the        The Sphinx
open area at the Pyramids of Giza.                                                                                                    a landscape of sand and scrub, broken by
All regulations subject to change                                                                                                     irrigated fields of produce, small towns and
without notice.

Sequence of visits may vary.
                                        Join an English-speaking Egyptologist on       of the Pyramids of Chephren or Mycerinus.      small villages, plus new industrial estates
                                        an excursion to the Great Pyramids and         You may explore one of these pyramids’         with their supporting residential regions.
                                        the Sphinx. After lunch, tour the Egyptian     interiors if you wish. (Not recommended
                                        Museum of Antiquities, home to the
                                                                                       for those suffering from claustrophobia
                                        treasures of Tutankhamen.
                                                                                       or with cardiac and respiratory problems.)
                                        WHAT YOU VISIT                                 The Sphinx
                                        The Great Pyramids                             Reclining just east of the Pyramid of
                                        Your air-conditioned motorcoach drives to      Chephren, this figure with the body
                                        a promontory for a panoramic view of the       of a lion is thought to bear the likeness of
                                        three great pyramids. The largest, the Great   the Pharaoh Chephren and is believed to
                                        Pyramid of Cheops, is built of 2,300,000       be the guardian of his tomb. The stele
                                        limestone blocks weighing 2.5 tons each.       between the Sphinx’s paws was added
                                        Completed circa 2500 B.C., its base covers     over a thousand years later by the Pharaoh
                                        13 acres. Continue on for a close-up view      Thutmose IV.                                     Smiling camel

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                                                                                                                                                     TOUR
              T H E     P Y R A M I D S ,    S P H I N X     &    S T E P    P Y R A M I D   O F    S A K K A R A
                                                                                                                                              PSD-B
View the Pyramids of Giza; the enigmatic
Sphinx; and the oldest of Egypt’s 110
                                                                                                                                       DURATION
pyramids at the necropolis of Sakkara.                                                                                                 Approximately 11 1/2 hours


WHAT YOU VISIT
Step Pyramid of Sakkara
Built in the 28th-century B.C. by the
architect Imhotep for his Pharaoh Zoser,
the oldest of Egypt’s 110 pyramids —
and the first to use limestone construc-                                                                                               NOTE
                                                                                                                                       The drive from Port Said to Cairo
tion — consists of six layers or steps in                                                                                              is approximately three hours long;
                                                                                                                                       the return trip is approximately
pyramid form. The nearby temple complex,                                                                                               three hours long.
part of the vast necropolis, is entered                                                                                                Do not wear clothing printed with
                                                                                                                                       graphics that may offend.
through a hypostyle, a colonnade featuring
                                                                                                                                       Local vendors may offer passengers
40 pillars.                                                                                                                            the chance to be photographed on
                                                                                                                                       a camel or to take a camel ride at
                                                                                                                                       the scenic overlook. This is not part
The Great Pyramids                                                                                                                     of the excursion package.

Your air-conditioned motorcoach drives to                                                                                              Motorcoaches are required to travel
                                                                                                                                       in a police-escorted convoy and may
                                              The Step-Pyramid of Sakkara
a promontory for a panoramic view of                                                                                                   be subject to security delays.

the three great pyramids. The largest,                                                                                                 All photography is totally prohibited
                                                                                                                                       inside the Pyramids of Giza. However,
the Great Pyramid of Cheops, is built of     its base covers 13 acres. Continue on       SHOPPING                                      photography is allowed and free of
                                                                                                                                       charge in the open area at the
2,300,000 limestone blocks weighing 2 1/2    for a close-up view of the Pyramids of      Enjoy free time to browse for souvenirs at    Pyramids of Giza and at Sakkara.

                                                                                                                                       All regulations subject to change
tons each. Completed circa 2500 B.C.,        Chephren or Mycerinus. You may              a local shop near the Pyramids.               without notice.

                                             explore one of these pyramids’ interiors                                                  Sequence of tour stops may vary.

                                             if you wish. (Not recommended for           LUNCH
                                             those suffering from claustrophobia or      A buffet lunch is served at a leading hotel
                                             with cardiac and respiratory problems.)     in Cairo.
                                             The Sphinx
                                                                                         WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                             Reclining just east of the Pyramid of
                                                                                         Board air-conditioned motorcoaches in
                                             Chephren, this figure with the body
                                                                                         Port Said and travel in convoy along the
                                             of a lion is thought to bear the likeness
                                                                                         scenic road to Cairo. Travel through a
                                             of the Pharaoh Chephren and is believed
                                                                                         landscape of sand and scrub, broken by
                                             to be the guardian of his tomb. The stele
                                                                                         irrigated fields of produce, small towns
                                             between the Sphinx’s paws was added over
                                                                                         and villages, plus new industrial estates
                                             a thousand years later by the Pharaoh
 Adventure awaits                                                                        with their supporting residential regions.
                                             Thutmose IV.
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              TOUR
                                                                P Y R A M I D S ,    N I L E    L U N C H      C R U I S E       &   S H O P P I N G
      PSD-C
                                        Visit the great Pyramids of Giza and         You may explore one of these pyramids’
                                        gaze upon the Sphinx. Then board             interiors if you wish.
DURATION
Approximately 11 1/2 hours              a luxurious boat for a cruise along the
                                        Nile complete with lunch. There is even      (Not recommended for those suffering
                                        free time for shopping!                      from claustrophobia or with cardiac and
                                                                                     respiratory problems.)
                                        WHAT YOU VISIT
                                                                                     The Sphinx
                                        The Great Pyramids
                                        Your air-conditioned motorcoach drives to    Reclining just east of the Pyramid of
                                        a promontory for a panorama of the three     Chephren, this figure with a body of
NOTE                                                                                 a lion is thought to bear the likeness
The drive from Port Said to Cairo is    great pyramids. The largest, the Great
approximately three hours long;
the return trip is approximately        Pyramid of Cheops, is built of 2,300,000     of the Pharaoh Chephren and is believed
three hours long.
                                        limestone blocks weighing 2.5 tons each.     to be the guardian of his tomb. The stele
Do not wear clothing printed with
graphics that may offend.               Completed circa 2500 B.C., its base covers   between the Sphinx’s paws was added over
Local vendors may offer passengers
                                        13 acres. Continue on for a close-up view     a thousand years later by the Pharaoh
the chance to be photographed on
a camel or to take a camel ride at
                                        of the Pyramids of Chephren or Mycerinus.    Thutmose IV.
the scenic overlook. This is not part
of the excursion package.

Vessels used for the Nile Cruise may
vary in style and menu.
                                                                                                                                      Columns with hieroglyphics

Motorcoaches are required to travel
in a police-escorted convoy and may
be subject to security delays.
                                                                                                                                     LUNCH CRUISE
All photography is totally prohibited
inside the Pyramids of Giza. However,                                                                                                Board a luxurious Nile River cruise boat
photography is allowed and free
of charge in the open area at the                                                                                                    and enjoy a cruise on the Nile that
Pyramids of Giza.
                                                                                                                                     includes a splendid lunch.
All regulations subject to change
without notice.

Sequence of tour stops may vary.                                                                                                     SHOPPING
                                                                                                                                     Enjoy free time to browse for souvenirs at
                                                                                                                                     a local shop near the Pyramids.

                                                                                                                                     WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                                                                                                                     Board air-conditioned motorcoaches in
                                                                                                                                     Port Said and travel in convoy along the
                                                                                                                                     scenic road to Cairo. Travel through
                                                                                                                                     a landscape of sand and scrub, broken by
                                                                                                                                     irrigated fields of produce, small towns
                                                                                                                                     and villages, plus new industrial estates
                                         Pyramids                                                                                    with their supporting residential regions.
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   ATHENS
   The past maintains a vibrant presence
   in the cradle of Western civilization.
   Atop the Acropolis, the serene Parthenon sails above the
   commotion of the modern city. The tragedies of Aeschylus,
   Sophocles and Euripides were performed in the Theater of
   Dionysus at the foot of the Acropolis. On Pnyx Hill, citizens    Evzones
   of a fledgling democracy gathered to cast their votes on
                                                                                            THINGS TO SEE AND DO
   Athens’ destiny. Then there is the hustle and bustle of the                                      IN AND AROUND ATHENS

   modern city, a metropolis of 4.5 million that spreads out from
                                                                    Piraeus is the port city for Athens. A 30- to   TEMPLE OF OLYMPIAN ZEUS
   the foot of Mt. Lycabettus and across the plain. Packed with     40-minute drive from the center of Athens,      Behind Hadrian’s Arch lie the remains of the
                                                                    Piraeus has been Athens’ port of entry for      largest temple in antiquity; the temple took
   busy shops and lively tavernas, modern Athens is a colorful      over two millennia.                             700 years to complete.

                                                                    ACROPOLIS
   counterpoint to classical Greece.                                                                                CAPE SOUNION
                                                                    The Acropolis dominates the Athenian land-      This point offers dramatic views of the
                                                                    scape. A walk up approximately 80 steep         Saronic Gulf and the Temple of Poseidon.
                                                                    steps through the Propylea leads to the
                                                                    Parthenon, the Erectheion, and the graceful
                                                                    Porch of the Caryatids.                         TEMPLE OF POSEIDON
                                                                                                                    Dedicated to the sea god, this 5th century
                                                                    NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM                  B.C. temple sits on the tip of Cape Sounion.
                                                                                                                    The changing light and crashing waves once
                                                                    The museum displays major archaeological
                                                                    finds including the statue of Poseidon and      inspired Lord Byron.
                                                                    the Mask of Agamemnon.
                                                                                                                    ANCIENT CORINTH
                                                                    THE PLAKA                                       Greece’s wealthiest city in antiquity boasted
                                                                    The 19th-century shopping district at the       a forum larger than Rome’s. Its past grandeur
                                                                    foot of the Acropolis is home to one of the     is evident in the remains of the Lechaion Road
                                                                    world’s great flea markets; its cobbled lanes   and the ruins of the Doric Temple of Apollo.
                                                                    are lined with shops, boutiques, jewelry
                                                                    stores, tavernas and cafés.                     CORINTH MUSEUM
                                                                                                                    The museum houses an impressive collec-
                                                                    ANCIENT AGORA                                   tion of Roman antiquities including superb
                                                                    Located at the base of the Acropolis, this      mosaics. The original Greek city-state was
                                                                    was once a sprawling market and public          destroyed by Rome in 154 B.C. and rebuilt
                                                                    meeting place.                                  as a Roman colony.

                                                                    OLD OLYMPIC STADIUM                             CORINTH CANAL
                                                                    The marble stadium was re-built on the foun-    Like a deep gash in massive rock, the canal-
                                                                    dations of the stadium of Ancient Athens        divides the narrow causeway linking the
                                                                    from the 4th century B.C. to host the first     Peloponese with the mainland. A bridge
                                                                    modern Olympic Games in 1896 and more           that towers 200 feet above the water spans
                                                                    recently used in the 2004 Olympic Games.        the canal.

Acropolis
              TOUR
                                                                                              B E S T      O F   AT H E N S
      ATH-A
                                         A full-day tour surveys the city’s major        PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
                                         sights; explore the Acropolis on a walking      Old Olympic Stadium
DURATION
Approximately 8 hours                    tour; visit the National Archaeological         Traffic and conditions permitting, a brief
                                         Museum, and then stroll the Plaka — home        stop will be made at the marble stadium
                                         to shops, boutiques and jewelry stores.
                                                                                         which was built to host the first modern
                                         WHAT YOU VISIT                                  Olympic Games in 1896. During the
                                         Acropolis                                       2004 Olympic Games, it was used for both
                                         The Acropolis dominates the Athenian            for the finish of the marathon and Archery.
                                                                                                                                        Acropolis
                                         landscape. Your guided walking tour
NOTE
                                                                                         SHOPPING IN THE PLAKA
                                         begins with a walk up steep steps through
Please be aware ongoing restoration                                                      There will be approximately an hour of        WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
work is often carried out at the         the Propylea, which extends 150 feet
Acropolis.                                                                               free time to browse through Athens’           Board your motorcoach for the approxi-
The tour involves climbing approxi-      across the western face of the Acropolis.
mately 80 steps at the Acropolis,                                                        famous shopping district. The cobbled         mately 30- to 40-minute drive to the
as well as walking over some uneven      Beyond the Propylea, on the highest
and slippery paths. There will be                                                        pedestrian lanes are lined with shops,        heart of Athens. Your narrated drive
a 10-minute walk from the motor-         point of the Acropolis, stands the
coach drop-off point to the Plaka                                                        boutiques, souvenir stands, jewelry stores    passes a host of major sites, including
area. Wear comfortable walking           Parthenon, which was dedicated to the
shoes. Passengers with limited                                                           and flea market stalls offering a wide        Hadrian’s Arch, the statue of Lord
mobility should take this into con-      virgin goddess Athena. The white pentelic
sideration before taking this tour.                                                      variety of items.                             Byron, the Temple of Olympian Zeus,
                                         marble temple was built 446 - 437 B.C.
Security restrictions at the Acropolis
and Archaeological Museum prohibit       Beyond the Parthenon, lies the Erectheion,                                                    Constitution Square, the former Royal
entrance with large bags and back-
                                                                                         LUNCH
packs. Passengers should expect          a temple honoring Athena and the sea                                                          Palace, the National Gardens, the Academy
lines and crowds at the Acropolis.
                                                                                         A delicious lunch with wine will be served
                                         god Poseidon. The graceful Porch of                                                           and the University Library.
Flash photography is not permitted                                                       during your excursion.
in the National Archeological
Museum.
                                         the Caryatids features columns of
Tour stops may vary.                     marble maidens supporting the roof
                                         of the temple.
                                         National Archaeological Museum
                                         This treasure trove of Greece, is filled with
                                         important archaeological finds from all
                                         over Greece. You will have the opportunity
                                         to marvel at the perfection, presence and
                                         power of the bronze statue of Poseidon
                                         along with a plethora of gold items
                                         such as the Mask of Agamemnon,
                                         the Greek Commander-in-Chief during
                                         the Trojan War.
                                                                                          View of Athens

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                                       A C R O P O L I S     &   P L A K A      S A M P L E R
                                                                                                                                                ATH-D
Explore the Acropolis and view the marble     your own. Wander through the Plaka,          Wednesday and Saturday, 9:00am -
stadium that hosted the first modern         Athens’ famous shopping district.             2:30pm; Tuesday, Thursday and Friday,          DURATION
Olympic Games in 1896. Explore the Plaka,    The cobbled pedestrian lanes are lined        9:00am - 2:00pm. Evening hours are             Approximately 61/2 hours
Athens’ shopping district, on your own.
                                             with shops, boutiques, souvenir stands,       5:30pm - 8:30pm.
WHAT YOU VISIT                               jewelry stores and flea market stalls
                                             offering a wide variety of items. Or visit    WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
Acropolis
                                             a local café or taverna to sample authentic   Board your motorcoach for the approxi-
The Acropolis dominates the Athenian                                                                                                      NOTE
                                             Greek cuisine.                                mately 30- to 40-minute drive to the heart     Please be aware ongoing that
landscape. Your guided walking tour                                                                                                       restoration work is often carried
                                                                                           of Athens. Your narrated drive passes a host   out at the sites visited.
begins with a walk up steep steps through    Please remember this non-guided portion
                                                                                           of major sites, including Hadrian’s Arch,      Security restrictions at the Acropolis
the Propylea, which extends 150 feet         of your tour does not include lunch or                                                       prohibit entrance with large bags and
                                                                                           the statue of Lord Byron, the Temple of        backpacks. Passengers should expect
across the western face of the Acropolis.    entry fees. Meet your motorcoach at                                                          lines and crowds at the Acropolis.
                                                                                           Olympian Zeus, Constitution Square, the
Beyond the Propylea, on the highest point    a designated time and place for the return                                                   The tour involves climbing approxi-
                                                                                           former Royal Palace, the National Gardens,     mately 80 steps at the Acropolis,
of the Acropolis, stands the Parthenon,      trip to Piraeus.                                                                             as well as walking over some uneven
                                                                                           the Academy and the University Library.        and slippery paths. There will be a
which was dedicated to the virgin goddess                                                                                                 10 minute walk from the motorcoach
                                                                                                                                          drop-off point to the Plaka area.
Athena. The white pentelic marble temple     SIGHTSEEING AND SHOPPING TIPS                                                                Wear comfortable walking shoes.
was built 446 - 437 B.C. Beyond the          Euro is required for entry fees to most                                                      Passengers with limited mobility
                                                                                                                                          should take this into consideration
Parthenon, lies the Erectheion, a temple     popular attractions and restaurants. Please                                                  before booking this tour.

honoring Athena and the sea god Poseidon.    plan to exchange currency onboard the
                                                                                                                                          Euros are required for entrance fees;
                                                                                                                                          Euros and/or credit cards are recom-
The graceful Porch of the Caryatids fea-     ship or at a currency exchange in Athens.                                                    mended in retail and dining venues;
                                                                                                                                          change your money onboard the
tures columns of marble maidens support-                                                                                                  ship or at a currency exchange in
                                             Ancient Agora is open daily, 8:30am -                                                        Athens.
ing the roof of the temple.                                                                                                               Tour order may vary.
                                             5:30pm. Benaki Museum is open
PHOTO OPPORTUNITY                            Wednesday to Monday, 9:00am - 6:00pm;
Old Olympic Stadium                          Saturday and Sunday, 8:30am - 3:00pm.
Traffic and conditions permitting, a brief   Byzantine Museum is open Tuesday to
stop will be made at the marble stadium      Sunday, 8:30am - 2:30pm.
which was built to host the first modern
                                             National Archaeological Museum is open
Olympic Games in 1896. It was used in
                                             Tuesday to Sunday, 8:00am - 6:00pm and
the 2004 Olympic Games for the finish of
                                             Monday, 1:30pm – 7:30pm.
the marathon, as well as Archery.
                                             The majority of souvenir shops in the
ATHENS ON YOUR OWN                           Plaka are open daily, including Sundays
In the afternoon, your motorcoach drops      and holidays, 9:00am - 9:00pm. Other
you off near the Plaka. Enjoy approxi-       shop hours vary, but most shops adhere
mately 2 1/2 hours exploring Athens on       to the following schedule: Monday,             The Parthenon

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              TOUR
                                                        E L I T E     C O L L E C T I O N :      AT H E N S        &   T H E     N AT I O N A L       M U S E U M
      ATH-E
                                         This exclusive tour is ideal for those who      items such as the Mask of Agamemnon,            local specialties including wine while
                                         would like a more personal tour of Athens.      the Greek Commander-in-Chief during             gazing at the awesome monuments that
DURATION
Approximately 8 hours                    Explore the Acropolis and tour the National     the Trojan War.                                 are mankind’s greatest inheritance.
                                         Museum. After lunch at one of Athens’
                                         fine restaurants, enjoy free time to            PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES                             WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                         stroll the Plaka, Athens’ shopping district,    Old Olympic Stadium                             Board your mini-motorcoach for the
                                         on your own.
                                                                                         Traffic and conditions permitting, a brief      approximately 30- to 40-minute drive to
                                         WHAT YOU VISIT                                  stop will be made at the marble stadium         the heart of Athens. Your narrated drive
                                         Acropolis                                       which was built to host the first modern        passes a host of major sites, including
NOTE                                     The Acropolis dominates the Athenian            Olympic Games in 1896. During the               Hadrian’s Arch, the statue of Lord Byron,
Please be aware that ongoing
restoration work is often carried        landscape. Your guided walking tour begins      2004 Olympic Games, it was used for both        the Temple of Olympian Zeus,
out at the Acropolis.
                                         with a walk up steep steps through the          for the finish of the marathon and Archery.     Constitution Square, the former Royal
Security restrictions at the Acropolis
and Archaeological Museum prohibit
                                         Propylea, which extends 150 feet across         Parliament & Tomb of the                        Palace, the National Gardens, the
entrance with large bags and back-
packs. Passengers should expect
                                         the western face of the Acropolis. Beyond       Unknown Soldier                                 Academy and the University Library.
lines and crowds at the Acropolis.

The tour involves climbing approxi-      the Propylea, on the highest point of the       Traffic permitting, a brief stop will be made
mately 80 steps at the Acropolis,
as well as, walking over some            Acropolis, stands the Parthenon, which was      on Syntagma Square outside the Parliament
uneven and slippery paths. There
will be a 10 minute walk from            dedicated to the virgin goddess Athena.         to take a photo of the Greek Parliament
the motorcoach drop-off point to
the Plaka area. Wear comfortable         The white pentelic marble temple was built      and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and
walking shoes. Passengers with
limited mobility should take this        446 – 437 B.C. Beyond the Parthenon,            their elite guards the “Evzones”.
into consideration before booking
the tour.                                lies the Erectheion, a temple honoring
Flash photography is not permitted in                                                    SHOPPING IN THE PLAKA
the National Archeological Museum.       Athena and the sea god Poseidon. The grace-
                                                                                         Take a stroll through the traditional mar-
Tour order may vary.                     ful Porch of the Caryatids features columns
                                                                                         ketplace with its myriad of shops of every
                                         of marble maidens supporting the roof of
                                                                                         description. The Plaka is famous for its
                                         the temple.
                                                                                         jewelry stores, museum replicas, ceramics,
                                         National Archaeological Museum                  leather and rugs. Browse through the
                                         This treasure trove of Greece, is filled with   shops to find a souvenir of your visit.
                                         important archaeological finds from all
                                         over Greece. You will have the opportuni-       LUNCH
                                         ty to marvel at the perfection, presence        Opposite of the Acropolis is one of Athens’
                                         and power of the bronze statue of               most exclusive restaurants. Enjoy a Greek
                                                                                         lunch with a specially selected menu of          National Library
                                         Poseidon along with a plethora of gold




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                                                                                                                                                           TOUR
                                   C I T Y    O F   AT H E N S       &   T H E     A C R O P O L I S
                                                                                                                                                    ATH-F
No visit to Athens would be complete           Athena. The white pentelic marble temple       Olympic Games in 1896. During the
without a comprehensive, guide tour            was built 446 - 437 B.C. Beyond the            2004 Olympic Games, it was used for both       DURATION
of the Acropolis.                              Parthenon, lies the Erectheion, a temple       the finish of the marathon and Archery.        Approximately 4 hours

                                               honoring Athena and the sea god Poseidon.
WHAT YOU VISIT
                                               The graceful Porch of the Caryatids features   WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
Acropolis
                                               columns of marble maidens supporting the       Board your motorcoach for the approxi-
The Acropolis dominates the Athenian
                                               roof of the temple.                            mately 30- to 40-minute drive to the heart
landscape. Your guided walking tour                                                                                                          NOTE
                                                                                              of Athens. Your narrated drive passes a host   Please be aware that ongoing
begins with a walk up steep steps through                                                                                                    restoration work is often carried
                                               PHOTO OPPORTUNITY                              of major sites, including Hadrian’s Arch,      out at the sites visited.
the Propylea, which extends 150 feet                                                                                                         Security restrictions at the Acropolis
                                               Old Olympic Stadium                            the statue of Lord Byron, the Temple of        prohibit entrance with large bags and
across the western face of the Acropolis.                                                                                                    backpacks. Passengers should expect
                                               Traffic and conditions permitting, a brief     Olympian Zeus, Constitution Square, the        lines and crowds at the Acropolis.
Beyond the Propylea, on the highest point
                                               stop will be made at the marble stadium        former Royal Palace, the National Gardens,     The tour involves climbing approxi-
of the Acropolis, stands the Parthenon,                                                                                                      mately 80 steps at the Acropolis,
                                               which was built to host the first modern       the Academy and the University Library.        as well as walking over some uneven
which was dedicated to the virgin goddess                                                                                                    and slippery paths. Wear comfortable
                                                                                                                                             walking shoes. Passengers with limit-
                                                                                                                                             ed mobility should take this into con-
                                                                                                                                             sideration before booking this tour.

                                                          E Z    AT H E N S                                                                  Tour order may vary.




Visit the ruins of the largest temple in       guide describes the principal monuments        WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
antiquity and see the city’s major sights      and their history, including the Parthenon.    Board your motorcoach for the approxi-
on a narrated drive. This excursion is                                                        mately 30- to 40-minute drive to the heart                   TOUR
                                               Imagine how the temple looked on
designed for passengers wishing to tour
Athens with little or no walking.
                                               completion, decorated with 92 sculpted         of Athens. Your narrated drive passes                ATH-G
                                               metopes, 55 statues and a frieze stretching    a host of major sites, including Hadrian’s
WHAT YOU VISIT                                 523-feet in length.                            Arch, the statue of Lord Byron, the Temple
                                                                                                                                             DURATION
Temple of Olympian Zeus                                                                       of Olympian Zeus, Constitution Square, the
                                               Old Olympic Stadium                                                                           Approximately 3 to 3 1/2 hours

Just behind Hadrian’s Arch which separates                                                    former Royal Palace, the National Gardens,
                                               Traffic and conditions permitting, a brief
Classical from Roman Athens, lie the                                                          the Academy and the University Library.
                                               stop will be made at the marble stadium
remains of the largest Temple of Antiquity.    which was built to host the first modern
Dedicated to the King and father of            Olympic Games in 1896. During the                                                             NOTE
the Gods, Zeus — it took a mammoth             2004 Olympic Games, it was used for                                                           Please be aware that ongoing
                                                                                                                                             restoration work is often carried
700 years to complete.                         both the finish of the marathon and                                                           out at the sites visited.

                                                                                                                                             Tour order may vary.
                                               Archery.
PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES
View of the Acropolis                          REFRESHMENTS
Enjoy the opportunity to photograph the        Stop at a leading venue to take refreshments
Acropolis from a nearby viewpoint. Your        before returning to the ship at Piraeus.        Acropolis

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                                                                                 A      TA S T E     O F       A N C I E N T     G R E E C E


                                         Explore the Acropolis and stroll the Plaka’s
                                         shops, boutiques, and jewelry stores. Then
                                         enjoy a family-style meal inspired by
                                         recipes from ancient Greece.

                                         WHAT YOU VISIT
                                         Acropolis
                                         The Acropolis dominates the Athenian
                                         landscape. Your guided walking tour begins
                                         with a walk up steep steps through the
                                         Propylea, which extends 150 feet across
Plaka                                    the western face of the Acropolis. Beyond
                                         the Propylea, on the highest point of the
              TOUR                       Acropolis, stands the Parthenon, which was
                                         dedicated to the virgin goddess Athena.
      ATH-H                              The white pentelic marble temple was built
                                         446 - 437 B.C. Beyond the Parthenon,
DURATION                                 lies the Erectheion, a temple honoring
Approximately 7 hours
                                         Athena and the sea god Poseidon. The grace-
                                                                                           View of Acropolis
                                         ful Porch of the Caryatids features columns
                                         of marble maidens supporting the roof of
                                         the temple.                                      lined with shops, boutiques, jewelry             were available at the time) and is accom-
                                                                                          stores, souvenir stands and flea market          panied by wine fermented according to
                                         PHOTO OPPORTUNITY                                stalls offering a wide variety of items,         ancient practices.
                                         Old Olympic Stadium                              or simply relax in one of the many
NOTE
Please be aware that ongoing             Traffic and conditions permitting, a brief       tavernas or cafés.                               WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
restoration work is often carried
out at the sites visited.                stop will be made at the marble stadium                                                           Board your motorcoach for the approxi-
Security restrictions at the Acropolis
prohibit entrance with large bags and
                                         which was built to host the first modern         LUNCH                                            mately 30- to 40-minute drive to the heart
backpacks. Passengers should expect
lines and crowds at the Acropolis.
                                         Olympic Games in 1896. During the                The Ancient Tastes Restaurant, located           of Athens. Your narrated drive passes a host
The tour involves climbing approxi-      2004 Olympic Games, it was used for both         just outside of central Athens, is the setting   of major sites, including Hadrian’s Arch,
mately 80 steps at the Acropolis,
as well as walking over some uneven      for the finish of the marathon and Archery.      for a feast of dishes prepared according to      the statue of Lord Byron, the Temple of
and slippery paths. There will be a
10 minute walk from the motorcoach                                                        ancient recipes. In keeping with the theme,      Olympian Zeus, Constitution Square, the
drop-off point to the Plaka area.
                                         SHOPPING IN THE PLAKA                                                                             former Royal Palace, the National Gardens,
Wear comfortable walking shoes.
Passengers with limited mobility
                                                                                          the dishes are prepared with the produce
should take this into consideration      There will be approximately 90 minutes           available in ancient Athens. Lunch is served     the Academy and the University Library.
before booking this tour.
                                         of free time in Athens’ famous shopping          family style, without forks (only spoons
                                         district. The cobbled pedestrian lanes are
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                                             AT H E N S      O N     Y O U R      O W N


Travelers familiar with Athens may opt       Athens, lives on. Only in Athens itself         shopping area of Athens is Kolonaki,
to spend a full day sightseeing, shopping,   can you really experience the atmosphere        which is above Syntagma Square lined
or dining on their own.                      of what makes Athens special.                   with exclusive shops and boutiques.
ATHENS ON YOUR OWN                           Your motorcoach will depart from the port       The majority of souvenir shops in the
Athens, the birth place of modern            and after a brief orientation tour will drop    Plaka are open daily, including Sundays
civilization — philosophy, politics,         you off in central Athens at Syntagma           and holidays, 9:00am - 9:00pm. Other
mathematics, the natural sciences,           Square near the traditional shopping district   shop hours vary, but most shops adhere
art-almost all of “Life As We Know It”       of the Plaka. From here, you will be able       to the following schedule: Monday,
was invented or defined in Ancient           to explore Athens at your leisure for           Wednesday and Saturday, 9:00am -
Greece. From astronomy and the search        about six hours. Please bear in mind that       2:30pm; Tuesday, Thursday and Friday,
for order in the heavens to democracy        this time will be non-guided and does not                                                   Karyatid from the Erechtheion
                                                                                             9:00am - 2:00pm. Evening hours are
and the quest for order on earth, the        include entrance fees or lunch.                 5:30pm - 8:30pm.
people of this great city created the                                                                                                                  TOUR
                                             Visit the Plaka with its myriad of shops        The Acropolis is open daily from 8:30am -
foundations upon which all our civiliza-
tion has since rested. The influence of
                                             and tavernas, and Ermou Street with its         6:00pm. The Benaki Museum is open                   ATH-L
                                             fashionable stores. The most elegant            Wednesday to Monday from 9:00am -
                                                                                             6:00pm; Saturday and Sunday from
                                                                                                                                          DURATION
                                                                                             8:30am - 3:00pm. The Ancient Agora           Approximately 7 1/2 hours

                                                                                             is open daily from 8:30am - 5:30pm.
                                                                                             The Byzantine Museum is open Tuesday
                                                                                             to Sunday from 8:30am - 2:30pm.
                                                                                             National Archaeological Museum is open
                                                                                                                                          NOTE
                                                                                             Tuesday to Sunday, 8:00am - 6:00pm &         Euros are required for entrance fees;
                                                                                                                                          Euros and/or credit cards are recom-
                                                                                             Monday, 1:30pm - 7:30pm.                     mended in retail and dining venues;
                                                                                                                                          change your money onboard the ship
                                                                                                                                          or at a currency exchange in Athens.
                                                                                             WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                                                                             Your Athens city drive will take you
                                                                                             past Hadrian’s Arch, the Statue of Lord
                                                                                             Byron, the Temple of Olympian Zeus,
                                                                                             Constitution Square, and the Tomb of
                                                                                             the Unknown Warrior, the Presidential
                                                                                             Palace, the National Gardens, the Academy
 Theater of Herod Atticus
                                                                                             and the University Library.



                                                                                                                                                          Athens       |   119
   SORRENTO
   Perched above the blue Tyrrhenian Sea,
   Sorrento has been a destination for
   travelers and pleasure seekers since the
   days of the Roman Empire.
   To the north stand the ruins of the ancient city of Pompeii,
   buried in 79 A.D. by an eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. To the south                            Monastery Capri

   lies the fabled Amalfi Coast and the fishing village of Positano.
                                                                                                                     THINGS TO SEE AND DO
   Offshore, the romantic island of Capri awaits. And Sorrento itself —                                                    IN AND AROUND SORRENTO

   the streets and plazas are lined with flowers; the imposing Duomo
                                                                                            In addition to its considerable charms,        AMALFI COAST
   boasts a 13th-century cloister; and cafes and boutiques abound to                        Sorrento is a gateway to the wonders           Between Sorrento and the port of Salerno
                                                                                            of Capri, the ruins of Pompeii and the         lies the Amalfi Coast, one of the most stun-
   charm and sooth the most experienced traveler.                                           beauties of the Amalfi Coast.
                                                                                                                                           ning scenic drives in the world.


                                                                                            POMPEII                                        POSITANO
   Note: Sorrento is an anchorage port. Transportation from the ship to shore will be via
   the ship's tender service.                                                               This ancient Roman resort was buried by        Jumbles of whitewashed and pastel-colored
                                                                                            an eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D.         houses make this one of the most photo-
                                                                                                                                           genic villages on the Amalfi Coast.

                                                                                            CAPRI
                                                                                                                                           RAVELLO
                                                                                            Lying just offshore, this fabled island is
                                                                                            the home to romantic fishing villages and      The Amalfi coast’s other wonder boasts
                                                                                            the fabled grottoes of Capri.                  historic monuments in a peerless setting.
                                                                                                                                           This 13th-century village, a favorite of writ-
                                                                                                                                           ers and artists, is the most beautiful town
                                                                                            VILLA SAN MICHELE
                                                                                                                                           on the entire Amalfi Coast. The cathedral
                                                                                            This lovely garden villa is found in Capri’s   dates to 1086, is decorated with Byzantine
                                                                                            village of Anacapri.                           mosaics, and has bronze doors designed
                                                                                                                                           by Barisano da Tani.
                                                                                            AMALFI
                                                                                            This romantic little town is situated at the   VILLA RUFOLO
                                                                                            mouth of a deep gorge along the coast.         Richard Wagner was so inspired by the gar-
                                                                                            Take a brief time to marvel at the exterior    den that he incorporated it into his opera
                                                                                            of the cathedral of St. Andrea or browse       Parsifal as the magical garden of Kilingsor.
                                                                                            among the quaint shops.                        A Wagner festival is held in Ravello every
                                                                                                                                           year during June.




Pompeii ruins
                                                                                                                                                                TOUR
                                                 T H E      A M A L F I     C O A S T
                                                                                                                                                        RRO-C
                                               Drive along the breathtaking Amalfi               WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                               Coast on this tour designed for those             From the harbor pier, a minibus will transfer    DURATION
                                               who want a leisurely introduction to              you up to Sorrento’s motorcoach landing          Approximately 7 to 7 1/2 hours
                                               this beautiful area.
                                                                                                 terminal. During your coastal drive, pass the
                                               WHAT YOU VISIT                                    village of Positano, one of the most beautiful
                                               Amalfi Coast Village                              spots on the Amalfi Coast. Your drive also
                                               Depending on traffic conditions (roads are        passes through the gorges of the Furore
                                               narrow and winding), your drive along the         Valley and across the rocky slopes of the
                                               stunning Amalfi Coasts includes a stop at         Lateran Mountain. On return to Sorrento,         NOTE
                                               one of the following villages: Amalfi, Maiori     you may choose to return to the pier or          The drive between Sorrento pier and
                                                                                                                                                  Amalfi is approximately 1 3/4 hours
                                                                                                                                                  including minibus transfers between
                                               or Minori. Explore the village and shop for       remain in town for independent exploration.      the pier and the motorcoach loading
                                                                                                                                                  terminal. Roads on the Amalfi Coast
                                               handcrafted majolica ware, an Amalfi Coast        You are then responsible for your own            are narrow and winding. Passengers
                                                                                                                                                  who suffer from motion sickness should
 Amalfi coast                                  specialty since the Middle Ages.                  return via minibus or walking.                   take this into consideration. Passengers
                                                                                                                                                  may be required to stand during the
                                                                                                                                                  minibus transfer from the pier.




    E L I T E    C O L L E C T I O N :        A M A L F I     C O A S T      D R I V E ,       P O S I TA N O       &    P O M P E I I

                                                                                                                                                                TOUR
Take this one-time chance to visit Positano    walking tour of the excavated area takes          Your drive passes through the gorges of
and Pompeii: two of the most fabled desti-     in the city’s baths, villas, theaters and         the Furore Valley and across the rocky                 RRO-E
nations on the entire area. Enjoy narrated     wrestling grounds. Plaster casts mark the         slopes of the Lateran Mountain. The route
scenic drive which travels along Italy’s
                                               positions of the fallen, who were swiftly         to Pompeii affords even more dramatic
fabled Amalfi Coast and lunch will be                                                                                                             DURATION
served at a five-star hotel.                   overcome. The highlights include stunning         views as it winds through the coastal            Approximately 8 1/2 to 9 hours

                                               frescoes and mosaic-inlaid floors.                mountains via the Agerola road. Your
WHAT YOU VISIT                                                                                   return to Sorrento will follow the coast.
Positano                                       PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
Whitewashed and pastel houses tumble           Amalfi Coast
down the cliffs to a beach dotted with         Pause at a vantage point to capture on
brightly colored fishing boats. Long a draw    film the coast of Amalfi.
                                                                                                                                                  NOTE
for sophisticated world travelers, Positano                                                                                                       The roads of the Amalfi Coast are
                                               WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY                                                                         narrow and winding. Passengers who
boasts elegant designer boutiques, luxury                                                                                                         suffer from motion sickness should
                                               From the harbor pier, a minibus will                                                               take this into account. Passengers
shops and seaside cafés.                                                                                                                          may be required to stand during
                                               transfer you up to Sorrento’s motorcoach                                                           the minibus transfer from the pier to
                                                                                                                                                  the motorcoach landing terminal.
Pompeii                                        landing terminal. Here you will board
This Roman resort was buried by volcanic       your minibus for your drive to the most
ash. Entering by the sea gate, your guided     famous villages along the Amalfi Coast.
                                                                                                  Pompeii

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                                                                                       T H E    I S L E    O F     C A P R I


                                        Spend a full day exploring Capri and take   Villa San Michele                               choose to remain in the square or visit
                                        in the spectacular views from the beauti-   The beautiful villa of Axel Munte, Swedish      the Gardens of Augustus, with your guide.
                                        ful Villa San Michele with Marina Piccola   physician and author, features an interesting   The gardens founded by Cesar himself
                                        and Faraglioni.                             collection of antiquities while the garden      are filled with many species of plants and
                                        WHAT YOU VISIT                              offers a magnificent panorama of the Bay        from here you will have fabulous views of
                                        Capri                                       of Naples. From Anacapri, proceed by local      Faraglioni, a picturesque rock outcropping.
                                        A 25-minute ride by jet boat brings you     minibus to Capri Town.
                                                                                                                                    WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                        to Marina Grande, the touristy old port     La Piazzetta
                                                                                                                                    The road to Anacapri climbs over vine-cov-
                                        lined with colorful fishermen’s houses.     The main square of Capri is a bustling
                                                                                                                                    ered slopes with terraced gardens and villas
                                        To the west lies the peak of Monte          tourist destination with superb old build-
                                                                                                                                    in the background. After your walking tour
Capri coastline                         Solaro, to the east lies the hill of San    ings and sidewalk cafés resting in the
                                                                                                                                    of Capri, take the funicular railway to the
                                        Michele. Board local minibuses for          shadow of the cathedral and campanile.
                                                                                                                                    marina and the hydrofoil or jet boat for
                                        the transfer along the winding road         La Piazzetta is always extremely crowded
             TOUR                                                                   and bustling with activity. You may             the return trip to Sorrento.
                                        to Anacapri.
      RRO-F
DURATION
Approximately 7 1/2 hours




NOTE
Capri is popular: you might encounter
crowds and delay at the funicular
railway and the boarding area for
the hydrofoil jet boat in Capri as
well as the local mini-buses.

Tour includes an approximately
20-minute boat ride to Capri;
passengers suffering from motion
sickness may wish to take the boat
ride into consideration when book-
ing this tour.




                                         View of Capri

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                                                                                                                                                             TOUR
                                                   A     TA S T E   O F    S O R R E N T O
                                                                                                                                                     RRO-H
Italian cuisine has a long tradition; this                                                       WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
tour is designed for those looking to taste                                                      From the pier, a local minibus will transfer
                                                                                                                                                DURATION
what this region has to offer.                                                                   you to Sorrento’s motorcoach loading           Approximately 3 1/2 to 4 hours

                                                                                                 terminal. From there board a motor-
WHAT YOU VISIT
Sorrentine Farmhouse
                                                                                                 coach for the transfer to the farmhouse
In the hills above Sorrento, a family-                                                           passing through the charming flower-
owned farm produces outstanding                                                                  filled streets of Sorrento and residential
                                                                                                                                                NOTE
mozzarella, vegetables, olive oil, lemons                                                        areas along the way. On return to Sorrento,    Passengers may be required to
                                                                                                                                                stand during the minibus transfer
and home cured meats such as salami.                                                             you may choose to return to the pier or        from the pier.
                                                       Sorrento                                  remain in town for independent explo-
Tour the farm and its old wine cantina,
learn of the process of producing olive oil                                                      ration. You are then responsible for your
                                                   PHOTO OPPORTUNITY                             own return via minibus or walking.
and hand-made mozzarella. Taste the local
                                                   Enjoy a drive above the Sorrento hills and
specialties and the famous lemon liqueur
                                                   stop to an advantage point to capture the
“Limoncello.”
                                                   beauty of the Amalfi Coast.


                                                   T H E     R U I N S    O F   P O M P E I I                                                                TOUR


Before the eruption of Vesuvius, Pompeii was       SHOPPING
                                                                                                                                                     RRO-K
a town of more than 20,000 inhabitants.            Visit a cameo factory near Pompeii and
Two-thirds of the city has been excavated.         browse for handmade jewelry, including                                                       DURATION
                                                                                                                                                Approximately 5 hours
Explore its ruins on a guided walking tour.
                                                   delicate brooches, rings and bracelets.
WHAT YOU VISIT
                                                   WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
Pompeii
                                                   From the harbor pier, a minibus will trans-
This Roman resort was buried by volcanic
                                                   fer you up to Sorrento’s motorcoach loading                                                  NOTE
ash. Entering by the sea gate, your guided                                                                                                      The drive between Sorrento and
                                                   terminal. From there travel the Sorrentine                                                   Pompeii is approximately 11/2 hours,
walking tour of the excavated area takes in                                                                                                     including minibus transfers between
                                                   Coast with views of Bay of Naples and                                                        the pier and the motorcoach loading
the city’s baths, villas, theaters and wrestling                                                                                                terminal.
                                                   Mt. Vesuvius, the still-active volcano that
grounds. Plaster casts mark the positions                                                                                                       Passengers may be required to
                                                   buried Pompeii in 79 A.D. On return to                                                       stand during the minibus transfer
of the fallen, who were swiftly overcome.                                                                                                       from the pier.
                                                   Sorrento, you may choose to return to the
The highlights include stunning frescoes
                                                   pier or remain in town for independent
and mosaic-inlaid floors.
                                                   exploration. You are then responsible for
                                                                                                  Pompeii
                                                   your own return via minibus or walking.

                                                                                                                                                             Sorrento        |   123
    CIVITAVECCHIA
    (ROME)
    Civitavecchia is your gateway to the
    Eternal City and has served as Rome’s
    seaport since the 13th century.
    The port has a long and venerable history. The emperor Trajan
                                                                             Colosseum
    built a pleasure villa near the modern city; the harbor fortifications
    were designed by Bernini and Michelangelo.                                                       THINGS TO SEE AND DO
                                                                                                        IN AND AROUND CIVITAVECCHIA

    Yet the Eternal City eternally beckons. The ancient capital of
                                                                             Rome has been a magnet luring the               CHURCH OF ST. PETER’S IN CHAINS
    the Western World and the center of Christianity for nearly              world's greatest artists, architects,           This basilica dates back to the Imperial
                                                                             and philosophers since the days of              Age and was constructed according to
    2000 years, Rome is an inexhaustible feast. Visit the ruins of the       the Caesars.                                    Eudossios’s will. The “Mausoleo di Gulio II,”
                                                                                                                             created by Michelangelo is found at the end
    Forum, view the splendors of the Sistine Chapel, or climb the            COLOSSEUM                                       of the right aisle.
                                                                             Completed 80 A.D., the circus was home to
    Spanish Steps, once the heart of Rome’s Bohemian Quarter.                centuries of gladiatorial combats. Animals      VATICAN MUSEUM
                                                                             and apparatus were kept beneath the arena,      The Vatican’s museum complex houses one
                                                                             and the arena floor could be flooded for        of the most impressive collections in the
                                                                             naval combats.                                  world, embracing the art of every epoch.
                                                                                                                             The museum complex — there are over
                                                                             ROMAN FORUM                                     1,000 galleries — boasts what is arguably
                                                                             The Forum was the heart of the city in          the greatest collection of art in the world.
                                                                             Republican and Imperial times.                  Your guide will walk you through a portion
                                                                                                                             of this incredible museum.
                                                                             VATICAN CITY
                                                                                                                             SISTINE CHAPEL
                                                                             The spiritual and administrative center of
                                                                             Roman Catholicism is also one of the smallest   The gem of the Vatican Museum is this
                                                                             independent states in the world. The Vatican    celebrated chapel, home to Michelangelo’s
                                                                             mints its own coins, prints its own stamps,     frescoes ‘The Creation’ and ‘The Last
                                                                             and maintains its own army of Swiss Guards.     Judgement.’


                                                                             ST. PETER’S BASILICA                            TREVI FOUNTAIN

                                                                             The Basilica took more than 100 years           Blue-green water cascades over the
                                                                             to complete. The greatest figures of the        Baroque figures of Rome’s most famous
                                                                             Renaissance were employed in its creation,      fountain. Toss a coin into the fountain
                                                                             from Bramante and Bernini to Michelangelo       ensuring your return to the Eternal City.
                                                                             and Raphael.




St. Peters Square
NERO'S GOLDEN HOUSE                                     TUSCANIA                                             ARCH OF CONSTANTINE
This place — really a series of buildings and           Perched atop a rocky hill overlooking the            Built by the Roman Senate in 315 A.D. in honor
reception rooms — was built by Nero following           Maremma region, this old Etruscan city dates         of Constantine’s victory over Maxentius at the
the Great Fire of 64 A.D.                               to the 9th century B.C. Its buildings have been      Milvian Bridge, the monument is the largest triple
                                                        beautifully restored.                                arch in Rome.
SPANISH STEPS
The heart of Rome’s old Bohemian Quarter (Keats         TARQUINIA                                            CHURCH OF ST. PIETRO
and Shelley lived nearby), the steps are named for      Set in the heart of the ancient Etruscan homeland,   Visit this beautiful church of the 7th century,
the 16th century Spanish Embassy to the Holy            Tarquinia boasts a superb Etruscan Museum and        rebuilt and enlarged in the 12th century.
See. Today, the area is a chic shopping district.       a vast underground necropolis.                       The church is characterized by its rose
                                                                                                             window that represents the symbols of the
PANTHEON                                                CASTEL S’ANGELO                                      four Evangelists.
The Pantheon is one of the most influential             Originally built as a funeral monument to the
works of architecture in Western history.               Roman emperors, the building was later incorpo-      VILLA BORGHESE
The original temple was built 27 B.C.; the enor-        rated as an outpost bastion on the Aurelian wall.    Built in the 16th century at the behest of Cardinal
mous dome was added by Hadrian in 120 A.D.              In the 10th century, the building was transformed    Scipione Borghese, the recently restored villa lies
                                                        into a castle.                                       at the heart of the magnificent Borghese Garden.
PIAZZA NAVONA                                                                                                The villa is home to the Galleria Borghese,
                                                        CIRCUS MAXIMUS                                       which boasts a stunning collection of art includ-
This Baroque square is home to Bernini’s Fountain                                                                                                                  Vatican Grounds
                                                                                                             ing masterworks by Raphael, Titian, Caravaggio
of the Rivers (1601). The fountain features a central   Built in the 6th century primarily for horse
                                                                                                             and Bernini.
obelisk surrounded by allegorical figures represent-    and chariot races, the circus had a capacity
ing the four rivers of the world.                       of 300,000 spectators.
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Trevi Fountain                                                                                               Sistine Chapel

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               TOUR
                                                                                             R O M E ,    T H E    E T E R N A L       C I T Y
     ROM-A
                                                                                                                                                 Colosseum
                                                                                                                                                 One of the grandest of all Rome’s monu-
DURATION
Approximately 10 hours                                                                                                                           ments, the Colosseum’s imposing exterior
                                                                                                                                                 immediately captures your eye. Once inside,
                                                                                                                                                 it is easy to imagine the magnificence of
                                                                                                                                                 ancient Rome. From one of the great
                                                                                                                                                 viewpoints, you will see this enormous
                                                                                                                                                 arena that once featured 76 numbered
                                                                                                                                                 entrances, marble seats and subterranean
NOTE                                                                                                                                             passages where animals and other appara-
The drive between Civitavecchia and
Rome is approximately 11/2 hours
each way, subject to traffic conditions.
                                                                                                                                                 tus were hidden from view. Gladiatorial
Proper attire that covers shoulders                                                                                                              combats lasted until 404 A.D. and animal
and legs must be worn by both men
and women in the Sistine Chapel and                                                                                                              combats were stopped toward the middle
St. Peter’s Basilica – mini-skirts, shorts
and capri pants are not acceptable.                                                                                                              of the 6th century.
In addition visitors are often required
to check large bags, video cameras
and bottled water at a desk. The use                                                                                                             SHOPPING
of head-sets is compulsory for tour           St. Peter’s Square
groups on visits to St. Peter’s Basilica.
                                                                                                                                                 After your visit to St. Peter’s Basilica, you
Visitors must pass through metal
detectors at the Vatican Museum,                                                                                                                 will have a short time to shop for religious
St. Peter's Basilica and the Colosseum.      Explore a quartet of Roman landmarks.             Vatican Museum
Large bags or umbrellas, bottled                                                                                                                 articles and other souvenirs.
water, video cameras, knives or scis-        Visit the Vatican and tour St. Peter’s            The Vatican’s museum complex houses
sors must be checked at the desk.
                                             Basilica, the Vatican Museum and the              one of the most impressive collections in
You might encounter considerable                                                                                                                 LUNCH
                                             Sistine Chapel. See the Colosseum and
crowds, lines and delays at the
Vatican Museum and other venues.
                                                                                               the world, embracing the art of every             Lunch with wine featuring regional
Should your guide determine that
                                             sample the local cuisine.
the queue at the St. Peter's Basilica
                                                                                               epoch. Your guide will walk you through           Italian favorites will be served at a local
security check point is longer than
a 45-minute wait, they will forego the       WHAT YOU VISIT                                    a portion of this incredible museum.              restaurant/hotel.
interior visit of the Basilica and pro-
vide you with a full explanation and         St. Peter’s Basilica                              Sistine Chapel
description while outside. You will
be provided more time during your            The vast dome of St. Peter’s is visible from                                                        WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                                                                               As one of the highlights of the Vatican
shopping or free period to compen-
sate for not entering the basilica.          nearly everywhere in the city. Impressive                                                           During your highway journey, you will
                                                                                               Museum, the Sistine Chapel draws thou-
Flash photos are not permitted in the
                                                                                                                                                 take in views of the Roman countryside and
Vatican Museum.                              St. Peter’s Square, with its fountains and        sands of visitors into its small confines.
Photography and video are not per-                                                                                                               the Tyrrenian Sea. Your city drive through
mitted at all in the Sistine Chapel.         semicircular colonnades crowned with              Here you will marvel at the masterpieces          Rome will take you past such landmarks as
Please be aware that ongoing restora-        statues of the saints, frames the Basilica’s      of the great artist, Michelangelo, includ-
tion work is often being carried out at                                                                                                          the Roman Forum, Trajan’s Column, Arch
the various venues visited.                  entrance. Located on the site where St. Peter     ing his frescoes of the Creation on the           of Constantine, Castel Sant’ Angelo and
Tour groups are not allowed inside
                                             was martyred and buried, the first church         ceiling and the Last Judgment on the
St. Peter’s Basilica during religious
services. However, entry will be
                                                                                                                                                 Circus Maximus. Your visits to St. Peter’s
allowed on an individual basis to view
                                             here was built by Constantine. Michelangelo       altar wall. A recent restoration has revealed     Basilica, the Vatican Museum and Sistine
the interior quietly and reverently.
Please be aware that Basilica might          deserves much of the credit for the massive       the beautiful colors that were used in            Chapel will involve extensive walking,
close for security reason at any given
time without previous notice.                reconstruction and his famous Pieta               his work.                                         since motorcoaches are not permitted in
                                             masterpiece is located inside.                                                                      the vicinity of the Vatican City.
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                                                                                                                                                          TOUR
                                                    I M P E R I A L       R O M E
                                                                                                                                                ROM-B
Take a walk through the ruins of the Forum
and see the massive Colosseum. View
                                                                                                                                           DURATION
Michelangelo’s sculpture of Moses and                                                                                                      Approximately 10 hours
visit the Vatican to see his masterpiece,
the Pieta.

WHAT YOU VISIT
Roman Forum
Take a brief walk through the ruins of the
famous Roman Forum, the very center of
                                                                                                                                           NOTE
political, religious and commercial life in                                                                                                The drive between Civitavecchia and
                                                                                                                                           Rome is approximately 1 1/2 hours
Ancient Rome. As one of the world’s more                                                                                                   each way, subject to traffic conditions.

important historical sites, the Roman                                                                                                      Proper attire that covers shoulders
                                                                                                                                           and legs should be worn by both
Forum is a vast ensemble of ruins that                                                                                                     men and women in the church
                                                                                                                                           of St. Peter’s in Chains – shorts,
echo the grandeur of an empire that at one                                                                                                 mini-skirts and capri pants are not
                                                                                                                                           acceptable.
time embraced most of the known world.         Colosseum                                                                                   In addition, visitors are often required
                                                                                                                                           to check large bags, video cameras
Colosseum                                                                                                                                  and bottled water at a desk.

One of the grandest of all Rome’s monu-       right aisle you can admire the Mausoleo di     LUNCH                                         You might encounter considerable
                                                                                                                                           crowds, lines and delays at the
ments, the Colosseum’s imposing exterior      Gulio II, created by Michelangelo, having      Lunch with wine will be served at a local     Vatican Museum and other venues.
                                                                                                                                           Should your guide determine that
immediately captures your eye. Once inside,   in its middle the statue of Moses. This is a   restaurant/hotel.                             the queue at the St. Peter's Basilica
                                                                                                                                           security check point is longer than
                                                                                                                                           a 45-minute wait, they will forego
it is easy to imagine the magnificence of     masterpiece of the Renaissance, unique for                                                   the interior visit of the Basilica and
ancient Rome. From one of the great           its incomparable expressiveness and beauty.    WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY                    provide you with a full explanation
                                                                                                                                           and description while outside.
viewpoints, you will see this enormous                                                       During your highway journey to Rome, you      You will be provided more time
                                              St. Peter’s Basilica                                                                         during your shopping or free period
arena that once featured 76 numbered                                                         will take in views of the Roman countryside   to compensate for not entering the
                                              The vast dome of St. Peter’s is visible                                                      basilica. Please be aware that Basilica

entrances, marble seats and subterranean                                                     and Tyrrenian Sea. Once in Rome, your         might close for security reason at any
                                              from nearly everywhere in the city.                                                          given time without previous notice.

passages where animals and other appara-                                                     drive will take you past such landmarks as    Visitors must pass through metal
                                              Impressive St. Peter’s Square, with its                                                      detectors at St. Peter's Basilica and the
tus were hidden from view. Gladiatorial                                                      Trajan’s Column, Arch of Constantine,         Colosseum. Large bags or umbrellas,
                                              fountains and semicircular colonnades                                                        bottled water, video cameras, knives or
combats lasted until 404 A.D. and animal                                                     Circus Maximus, Piazza Venezia, Villa         scissors must be checked at the desk.
                                              crowned with statues of the saints,
combats were stopped toward the middle                                                       Borghese and Castel S’Angelo. Your return     The guides usually do not accompany
                                              frames the Basilica’s entrance. Located on                                                   the buses on the return drive from
of the 6th century.                                                                          journey to Civitavecchia will be along the    Rome to Civitavecchia.
                                              the site where St. Peter was martyred and
                                                                                             same route.
Church of St. Peter’s in Chains               buried, the first church here was built by
This basilica dates back to the Imperial      Constantine. Michelangelo deserves much
Age and was constructed according to          of the credit for the massive reconstruction
Eudossios’s will, who was the wife of         and his famous Pieta masterpiece is
Emperor Valentiniano III. At the end of the   located inside.
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               TOUR
                                                                 E L I T E     C O L L E C T I O N :       R O M E       &   T H E     S I S T I N E   C H A P E L
     ROM-E
                                             This exclusive tour is ideal for those who       Sistine Chapel
                                             would like a more in-depth tour of the           As one of the highlights of the Vatican
DURATION
Approximately 10 1/2 hours                   Eternal City of Rome.                            Museum, the Sistine Chapel draws thou-
                                                                                              sands of visitors into its small confines.
                                             WHAT YOU VISIT
                                             Trevi Fountain
                                                                                              Here you will marvel at the masterpieces
                                             Join the romantic custom of tossing a coin       of the great artist, Michelangelo, including
                                             into Rome’s most famous fountain to              his frescoes of the Creation on the ceiling
                                             ensure that someday you will return. You         and the Last Judgment on the altar wall.
NOTE                                         will walk through the narrow streets leading     A recent restoration has revealed the beauti-
The drive between Civitavecchia and
Rome is approximately 11/2 hours each        to a small, almost hidden piazza, which is       ful colors that were used in his work.           Sistine Chapel
way, subject to traffic conditions.

Visitors must pass through metal
                                             overwhelmingly dominated by the massive          St. Peter’s Basilica
detectors at the Vatican Museum,
St. Peter's Basilica and the Colosseum.      Trevi Fountain and the hundreds of tourists      You will have free time at St. Peters Square    where animals and other apparatus were
Large bags or umbrellas, bottled
water, video cameras, knives or scis-        that flock there daily. Blue-green clear water   to visit the landmark basilica on your own      hidden from view. Gladiatorial combats
sors must be checked at the desk.
                                             cascades over the ornate Baroque stone fig-      or just shop for souvenirs or browse at         lasted until 404 A.D. and animal combats
You might encounter considerable
crowds, lines and delays at the              ures of Trevi, making it a sight to behold.      leisure. The vast dome of St. Peter’s is        were stopped toward the middle of the
Vatican Museum and other venues.
Should your guide determine that                                                              visible from nearly everywhere in the city.     6th century.
the queue at the St. Peter's Basilica        Vatican Museum
security check point is longer than
a 45-minute wait, they will forego the       The Vatican’s museum complex houses              Impressive St. Peter’s Square, with its
interior visit of the Basilica and pro-                                                                                                       LUNCH
vide you with a full explanation and
                                             one of the most impressive collections           fountains and semicircular colonnades
description while outside. You will
                                                                                              crowned with statues of the saints, frames      Lunch with wine will be served at a deluxe
be provided more time during your
shopping or free period to compen-           in the world, embracing the art of every                                                         restaurant/hotel in the city of Rome.
sate for not entering the basilica.
                                             epoch. Your guide will walk you through          the Basilica’s entrance. Located on the site
Proper attire that covers shoulders
                                             a portion of this incredible museum.             where St. Peter was martyred and buried, the
and legs must be worn by both men
and women in the Sistine Chapel and
                                                                                                                                              WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                                                                              first church here was built by Constantine.
St. Peter’s Basilica – mini-skirts, shorts
and capri pants are not acceptable.
                                                                                                                                              In the comfort of your motorcoach,
In addition, visitors are often required                                                      Michelangelo deserves much of the credit for
to check large bags, video cameras                                                                                                            you will drive from the port of Civitavecchia
and bottled water at a desk. The use                                                          the massive reconstruction and his famous
of head-sets is compulsory for tour                                                                                                           to Rome with views of the Roman coun-
groups visiting St. Peter’s Basilica.                                                         Pieta masterpiece is located inside.
                                                                                                                                              tryside and the Tyrrenian Sea. As the
Flash photos are not permitted in the
Vatican Museum. Photography and                                                               Colosseum                                       motorcoach enters into the heart of the city,
video are not permitted at all in the
Sistine Chapel.                                                                               One of the grandest of all Rome’s monu-         your city drive through Rome will take
Please be aware that ongoing restora-
tion work is often being carried out at
                                                                                              ments, the Colosseum’s imposing exterior        you past such landmarks as the Basilica of
the various venues visited.
                                                                                              immediately captures your eye. Once inside,     Santa Maria Maggiore, the huge monu-
Tour groups are not allowed inside St.
Peter’s Basilica during religious servic-                                                     it is easy to imagine the magnificence of       ment to Vittorio Emanuele II near the
es. However, entry will be allowed on
an individual basis to view the interior                                                      ancient Rome. From one of the great view-       Capitol Hill, the Roman Forum, Trajan’s
quietly and reverently. Please be
aware that Basilica might close for
security reason at any given time
                                                                                              points, you will see this enormous arena        Column, Arch of Constantine, Borghese
without previous notice.                                                                      that once featured 76 numbered entrances,       Park, Castel Sant’ Angelo and Circus
                                              Laocoön Group                                   marble seats and subterranean passages          Maximus.
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       R O M E       B Y    P R I VAT E        T R A I N :    ‘ A N G E L S       A N D      D E M O N S ’      A D V E N T U R E
                                                                                                                                                        ROM-F
                                                                                                  Piazza Navona
                                                                                                  Water, the fourth station on the Path of
                                                                                                                                                   DURATION
                                                                                                  Illumination. This immense and beauti-           Approximately 10 hours

                                                                                                  ful square is baroque in design, and is
                                                                                                  best known for its Fontana dei Fiumi,
                                                                                                  or Fountain of the Rivers. Created in 1601
                                                                                                  by the famous architect, Bernini, this impres-
                                                                                                                                                   NOTE
                                                                                                  sive fountain has a central obelisk anchored     The train ride between Civitavecchia
                                                                                                                                                   and Rome is approximately one hour
                                                                                                  in an allegory of four rivers of the world.      each way.

 Rome by Train                                                                                                                                     Proper attire that covers shoulders
                                                                                                                                                   and legs must be worn by both men
                                                                                                  SHOPPING & LUNCH ON YOUR OWN                     and women in St. Peter’s Basilica –
                                                                                                                                                   mini-skirts, shorts and capri pants are
For fans of Dan Brown’s bestselling novel,       St. Peter’s Basilica & Square                    Enjoy free time in Piazza Navona to explore      not acceptable. In addition visitors
                                                                                                                                                   are often required to check large
“Angels & Demons,” which is about to             Air, the second station on the Path of           on your own or stop in one of the many           bags, video cameras and bottled
                                                                                                                                                   water at a desk. The use of head-sets
become a movie, this touring adventure           Illumination. The vast dome of St. Peter’s       cafés for lunch.                                 is compulsory for tour groups on
                                                                                                                                                   visits to St. Peter’s Basilica.
follows what Brown calls the “Path of            is visible from nearly everywhere in the city.
Illumination,” pausing to discover the                                                            PHOTO OPPORTUNITY                                Visitors must pass through metal
                                                 Impressive St. Peter’s Square, a magnifi-                                                         detectors at the Vatican Museum,
pagan symbolism and ancient secrets                                                               Castle St. Angelo                                St. Peter's Basilica and the Colosseum.
                                                 cent space graced by 284 columns,                                                                 Large bags or umbrellas, bottled
by visiting some of the most important                                                            The castle on the Tiber River was the secret     water, video cameras, knives or scis-

monuments in the Eternal City.                   140 statues of saints and popes, and the                                                          sors must be checked at the desk.
                                                                                                  meeting place of the Illuminati; Bernini’s
                                                 emblematic obelisk of Caligula brought                                                            You might encounter considerable
                                                                                                  angels decorate the bridge next to the castle.   crowds, lines and delays at the
WHAT YOU VISIT                                   here from Egypt in 37 A.D. Located on                                                             Vatican Museum and other venues.
                                                                                                                                                   Should your guide determine that
Chigi Chapel in Santa Maria                      the site where St. Peter was martyred and        WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                                                                                                                                   the queue at the St. Peter's Basilica
                                                                                                                                                   security check point is longer than
del Popolo                                       buried, the first church here was built by                                                        a 45-minute wait, they will forego
                                                                                                  Transfer by shuttle bus from the pier to         the interior visit of the Basilica and
Earth, the first station on the Path of          Constantine. Michelangelo deserves much                                                           provide you with a full explanation
                                                                                                  the Roma Express, a private train, for your      and description while outside. You
Illumination. Built in 1099 over the             of the credit for the massive reconstruc-                                                         will be provided more time during
                                                                                                  approximately 60-minute transfer to the          your shopping or free period to
Roman tombs of the Domitii family,               tion and his famous Pieta masterpiece is                                                          compensate for not entering the
                                                                                                  Eternal City. Start your adventure from          basilica.
the church was originally a simple chapel        located inside.                                  St. Peter’s station after meeting your guide     Tour groups are not allowed inside
dedicated to the Virgin Mary. In 1227,                                                                                                             St. Peter’s Basilica during religious
                                                 Church of Santa Maria della Vittoria             and boarding the motorcoach for the              services. However, entry will be
it was blessed as the Church of Santa                                                                                                              allowed on an individual basis to view
                                                 Fire, the third station on the Path of           transfer to Piazza del Popolo and the            the interior quietly and reverently.
Maria del Popolo by Pope Gregory IX.
                                                 Illumination. Inside the Cornero Chapel          church of Santa Maria del Popolo were            Please be aware that ongoing restora-
The artist Raphael later earned a few extra                                                                                                        tion work is often being carried out at
                                                 is the astonishing Bernini sculpture,            Bernini decided to place the first hint to       the various venues visited.
ducats by building the Cappella Chigi,
                                                 The Ecstasy of Santa Teresa. Portraying          reach the meeting site of the Illuminati.
considered by the Illuminati to be the first
                                                 a woman inflamed by passion’s fire,              Explore the second station on your Path
altar of science. Admire the famous statues
                                                 the sculpture has been characterized by          to Illumination before stopping in Piazza
of Habakkuk and Bernini’s The Angle,
                                                 an English critic as “pornographic” and          Navona to purchase lunch or shop.
pointing the way down the Path of
                                                 “the most unfit ornament ever to be              After finishing your tour in the Eternal
Illumination.
                                                 placed in a Christian church.”                   City, return to Civitavecchia by train.
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                                                                                   Vatican City                                   St. Peter’s Basilica
                                                                                   One of the smallest states in the world,       By far the largest church in the world,
                                                                                   with 1,000 citizens all connected with the     St. Peter’s Basilica took more than 100
                                                                                   Catholic Church, the Vatican mints its         years to build and involved a succession
                                                                                   own coins, prints its own stamps and           of important artists and architects.
                                                                                   keeps its own army of Swiss Guards.
                                                                                                                                  SHOPPING
                                                                                   Castel S’Angelo
                                                                                                                                  You will have approximately 45-minutes
                                                                                   Originally built as a funeral monument to
                                                                                                                                  to browse for souvenirs near St. Peter’s
                                                                                   the Roman emperors, the building was
                                                                                                                                  Square.
                                                                                   later incorporated as an outpost bastion
Swiss Guard                                                                        on the Aurelian wall. In the 10th century,     WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                                                                   the building was transformed into a castle.    During your highway journey to Rome,
              TOUR                                                                 Circus Maximus                                 you will take in views of the Roman coun-
                                                                                   Built in the 6th century primarily for horse   tryside and Tyrrenian Sea. Once in Rome,
    ROM-G                                                                          and chariot races, the circus had a capacity   your drive will take you past such landmarks
                                                                                   of 300,000 spectators.                         as Trajan’s Column, Arch of Constantine,
DURATION                               Trevi Fountain                              Arch of Constantine                            Circus Maximus, Piazza Venezia, Villa
Approximately 5 to 5 1/2 hours
                                                                                   Built by the Roman Senate in 315 A.D.          Borghese and Castel S’Angelo. Your return
                                                                                   in honor of Constantine’s victory over         journey to Civitavecchia will be along the
                                      From the Colosseum to the Vatican,
                                      a narrated city drive takes in Rome’s        Maxentius at the Milvian Bridge, the mon-      same route.
                                      major landmarks on a tour designed           ument is the largest triple arch in Rome.
NOTE
                                      for passengers who prefer a minimum
The drive between Civitavecchia       of walking.
and Rome is approximately
1 1/2 hours each way, subject to
traffic conditions.
                                      PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES
Lunch is not included on this tour.
                                      FROM THE MOTORCOACH
                                      Colosseum
                                      The grandest and most celebrated of all of
                                      Rome’s monuments, the Colosseum was
                                      completed in 80 A.D.
                                      Roman Forum
                                      The hub of the city in Republican and
                                      Imperial times, it features ancient ruins
                                      and the rostrum where Marc Antony
                                      made his impassioned speech over the
                                                                                    Colosseum
                                      body of Julius Caesar.
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Explore a city founded by the ancient           village in 1971, Tuscania’s Etruscan and             cookies, wine and liquors. On arrival,
Etruscans. Tour the village and visit           Renaissance buildings have been beautifully          gain insight into the history of olive oil
a farmhouse for a tasting of olive oils,        restored and still reflect the Etruscan history.     production and sample two different
breads, with homemade jams and honey
                                                You will walk with your guide through the            olive-oil with a typical bruschetta bread,
complimented by local wine.
                                                narrow cobblestone lanes of this charming            tomatoes, homemade local products,
WHAT YOU VISIT                                  village and also take in the views of the            all accompanied by local wine.
Tuscania                                        surrounding valleys.
Standing at the top of a rocky hill overlook-                                                        WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                                Tuscia Farmhouse
ing the Maremma region, Tuscania dates                                                               Heading north from Civitavecchia, you will
                                                In the countryside, a family-owned
back to the 9th century B.C. Although                                                                view the warm colors of the Etruscan coun-
                                                farm produces olive oil, vegetables,
a terrible earthquake destroyed parts of the                                                         tryside as you make your way to Tuscania.    Local architecture



                                                                                                                                                                 TOUR

                                                                                                                                                       ROM-K
                                                                                                                                                   DURATION
                                                                                                                                                   Approximately 9 hours




                                                                                                                                                   NOTE
                                                                                                                                                   The drive between Civitavecchia and
                                                                                                                                                   Rome is approximately 11/2 hours each
                                                                                                                                                   way, subject to traffic conditions.

                                                                                                                                                   Proper attire that covers shoulders
                                                                                                                                                   and legs must be worn by both men
                                                                                                                                                   and women in St. Peter’s Basilica –
                                                                                                                                                   mini-skirts, shorts and capri pants are
                                                                                                                                                   not acceptable. In addition visitors
                                                                                                                                                   are often required to check large
                                                                                                                                                   bags, video cameras and bottled
                                                                                                                                                   water at a desk.

                                                                                                                                                   Euros are required for entrance fees;
                                                                                                                                                   Euros and/or credit cards are recom-
                                                                                                                                                   mended in retail and dining venues;
                                                                                                                                                   change your money onboard the ship
                                                                                                                                                   or at a currency exchange in Rome.




  View of the countryside

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                                          Travelers familiar with Rome may opt to         on the motorcoach, and local transportation
                                          spend a full day sightseeing, shopping or       in Rome is readily available.
                                          dining on their own.
                                                                                          SIGHTSEEING AND SHOPPING TIPS
                                          ROME ON YOUR OWN
                                                                                          Local currency will be required for entrance
                                          You will disembark your motorcoach at
                                                                                          to the attractions and lunch, you should
                                          a designated point near St. Peter’s Square
                                                                                          plan to either exchange your money
                                          in Rome. Wander through the shops or
                                                                                          onboard the ship or at a currency exchange
                                          sample Italian cuisine at restaurants nearby.
                                                                                          in Rome.
                                          Or venture further and discover as many
                                          of Rome’s treasures as your pace allows.        The Vatican Museum is open March
Fountain
                                          At the time specified by your hostess,          through October from 10:00am - 3:30pm
                                          the motorcoach will depart from the same        Monday through Friday; Saturday from
              TOUR                        point for the return drive to Civitavecchia.    10:00am - 1:30pm; and only on the last
                                                                                          Sunday of each month from 8:45am -
     ROM-L                                Please be mindful that this excursion is
                                                                                          12:20pm. It is closed on the religious          St. Peter’s
                                          non-guided and is exclusive of lunch and
                                                                                          holidays. Museum openings are always
                                          entrance fees. City maps will be provided
DURATION                                                                                  subject to change without notice.              The Colosseum is open daily from
Approximately 9 hours
                                                                                                                                         9:00am - 6:00pm.
                                                                                                                                         Recently, many shops have decided to open
                                                                                                                                         outside of the above mentioned guidelines;
                                                                                                                                         however, they are not always consistent.
NOTE
The drive between Civitavecchia and                                                                                                      Souvenir shops are usually open daily for
Rome is approximately 11/2 hours each
way, subject to traffic conditions.                                                                                                      the full day during the main tourist season.
Proper attire that covers shoulders
and legs must be worn by both men                                                                                                        The most elegant shopping area is around
and women in St. Peter’s Basilica –
mini-skirts, shorts and capri pants are                                                                                                  the bottom of the Spanish Steps, begin-
not acceptable. In addition visitors
are often required to check large                                                                                                        ning with the chic Via Condotti. A short
bags, video cameras and bottled
water at a desk.                                                                                                                         taxi trip from St. Peter’s Square, the area
Euros are required for entrance fees;                                                                                                    is lined with the city’s most exclusive
Euros and/or credit cards are recom-
mended in retail and dining venues;                                                                                                      shops, including Gucci, Bulgari and
change your money onboard the ship
or at a currency exchange in Rome.                                                                                                       Ferragamo. A favorite pastime is window
                                                                                                                                         shopping as, like much of the area, the
                                                                                                                                         streets are closed to traffic. Rome’s best
                                                                                                                                         buys are in leather goods, jewelry, fabrics,
                                           Mailing a letter from the Vatican
                                                                                                                                         shoes and sweaters.
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   CANNES
   Movie stars, motor yachts, the crush of
   paparazzi on the Croisette — such are
   the images of Cannes and the legendary
   film festival.
   But this gracious city with its palm-lined boulevard dividing divine
   beaches from chic cafés and nightclubs is also your gateway to                           Monaco

   Monaco and Monte Carlo, Nice and St. Tropez. For centuries this                                                    THINGS TO SEE AND DO
                                                                                                                              IN AND AROUND CANNES
   former Roman camp — the Castrum de Canios — was nothing
   more than a sleepy port. Then in 1834, the British Lord Chancellor
                                                                                            Lying on the Gulf of Napoule, Cannes is            NICE
   interrupted his travels to Italy to take shelter from a cholera                          a city of colorful gardens, sun-washed             The city is one of the Cote d’Azur’s most
                                                                                            beaches, and chic cafés and boutiques.             popular resorts.
   outbreak. He fell in love with the stunning coast; built a villa and
                                                                                            ANTIBES                                            ST. PAUL DE VENCE
   voila! Two centuries later, the town is synonymous with glamour,                         The charming seaside village is known for its      This charming hilltop village is one of the
                                                                                            medieval architecture.                             best-preserved medieval towns in France.
   luxury and a sybaritic lifestyle.
                                                                                            BOULEVARD DE CROISETTE                             ST. TROPEZ
   Note: Your ship will anchor in Cannes and use launches to transport passengers ashore.   Cannes’ famed palm-lined boulevard follows         The ultimate Riviera resort is a drawcard for
                                                                                            the shoreline, dividing two miles of sun-          artists, writers and the international jet setters.
                                                                                            washed beaches and public gardens from the
                                                                                            city’s elegant hotels, cafés and boutiques.
                                                                                                                                               VALLAURIS
                                                                                                                                               This village of artisans is noted for producing
                                                                                            MONACO                                             superb ceramics.
                                                                                            The small principality is famed for its Place du
                                                                                            Palais, Cathedral, and annual Grand Prix race.

                                                                                            MONTE CARLO
                                                                                            Monte Carlo is home to the rich and famous
                                                                                            and is the site of the legendary Casino.




Old Monaco
              TOUR
                                                                         S C E N E S     O F       M O N A C O      &    M O N T E       C A R L O
     CEQ-B
                                         This tour of Monaco and Monte Carlo is         Opera House, designed the casino in 1878.        bus to Old Monaco. After your visit of
                                         designed for passengers who prefer to see      Marvel at its extravagant exterior and take      Old Monaco, transfer by city bus to the
DURATION
Approximately 5 1/4 hours
                                         the sights with minimum walking.               a quick peek at the interior lobby entrance.     Casino Square in Monte Carlo. A final
                                                                                        Exotic Gardens                                   city bus transfer will return you to the
                                         PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES
                                         Old Monaco                                     The gardens provide a panoramic view of          Exotic Gardens where you rejoin your
                                         Located in the west end of the old city,       Monaco, the harbor and the coastline, which      motorcoach to return to Cannes.
NOTE
The drive between Cannes and             the Royal Palace, dates from the 15th and      extends all the way to the Italian Riviera.
Monaco/Monte Carlo is approxi-
mately 11/2 hours each way via the       16th centuries, and faces the Place du
highway. Traffic can be extremely
                                         Palais. St. Nicholas Cathedral, located in     WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
heavy and venues may be crowded.

Transfer to Old Monaco will be via       the heart of the old city on the former site   Board your motorcoach for the narrated
chartered city buses that are designed
for standing occupancy. Please be        of the 13th-century church, is the site of     drive to the Exotic Gardens in Monaco.
aware that very limited seats will be
available for the 10-minute transfer     Monaco’s royal tombs - Princess Grace          As you approach Monte Carlo, view the
and the majority of passengers will be
                                         and Prince Rainier are interred there.         city’s many luxury villas set against the
required to stand.
                                                                                        hillside overlooking the Mediterranean.
                                         The Casino
                                                                                        Motorcoaches are not permitted within
                                         The Casino is Monte Carlo’s crown jewel.
                                                                                        the city; therefore, you will transfer by city     Monaco Palace
                                         Charles Garnier, who designed the Paris

              TOUR
                                                                                    N I C E    &    S T.   PA U L       D E    V E N C E
     CEQ-C
                                         Visit a medieval hilltop village and           WHAT YOU SEE ON THE                              the narrow streets of the village to the
DURATION                                 then explore one of the Riviera’s great        TOURIST TRAM                                     central square. Spend some free time
Approximately 7 hours                    resort cities.                                 Nice sits in a natural amphitheater on the       wandering the cobbled streets, taking in
                                                                                        Baie de Anges. Upon arrival, board the           the picturesque buildings and browsing
                                                                                        small, open-air tourist tram for a leisurely     through the shops and art galleries.
                                                                                        one-hour, narrated ride through the city.
                                                                                        You travel through the narrow streets of         WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
NOTE
Tour order may vary.                                                                    the old town, pass the popular flower mar-       Board your motorcoach for the narrated
                                                                                        ket, and climb up to Castle Hill Park for        drive along the Boulevard du Midi before
                                                                                        an excellent view of the city and the bay.       taking the highway to Nice. Entering Nice,
                                                                                                                                         drive along the Promenade des Anglais.
                                                                                        WHAT YOU VISIT                                   Disembark for the brief walk to the tourist
                                                                                        St. Paul de Vence                                tram loading area. After your sightseeing
                                                                                        Seated on a craggy hilltop, this medieval        ride in Nice, reboard your motorcoach for
                                                                                        walled town has changed little over the          your drive heading inland to La Colle-sur-
                                          View of Nice
                                                                                        centuries. Your guide escorts you through        Loup and St. Paul de Vence.
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                                                                                                                                                               TOUR
                                                     A    V I S I T     T O       N I C E
                                                                                                                                                       CEQ-F
A half-day visit to this favorite resort town   WHAT YOU VISIT                                    ride and free time in Nice, board your
offers a leisurely sightseeing trip through     Nice                                              motorcoach for the return to Cannes.
                                                                                                                                                 DURATION
the city combined with free time to             Approximately an hour of free time is                                                            Approximately 4 1/4 hours
explore on your own.                            allowed to soak up the sights and sounds
WHAT YOU SEE ON THE
                                                of this resort town. Linger in the old town;
TOURIST TRAM                                    stroll along the beachside promenade; shop
Nice sits in a natural amphitheater on the      for souvenirs, or simply relax with a glass
                                                                                                                                                 NOTE
Baie de Anges. Upon arrival, board the          of wine in one of the many cafés.                                                                Sequence of the tour may vary.

small, open-air tourist tram for a leisurely
                                                WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
one-hour narrated ride through the city.
                                                Board your motorcoach for the narrated
You travel through the narrow streets of
                                                drive along the Boulevard Midi before
the old town, pass the popular flower mar-
                                                taking the highway to Nice. Entering Nice,
ket, and climb up to Castle Hill Park for
                                                you drive along the Promenade de Anglais.
an excellent view of the city and the bay.
                                                Disembark for the brief walk to the tourist
                                                                                                   View of Nice
                                                tram loading area. After your sightseeing

                                                                                                                                                               TOUR
                                    E Z    C O A S TA L      D R I V E        &    S T.     R A P H A E L
                                                                                                                                                      CEQ-G
Explore the Riviera on a drive along the                                                          D-Day Memorial
Golden Corniche; view the beautiful                                                               An inscribed tablet commemorates the           DURATION
Esterel Hills and visit the charming                                                              landing of the U.S. Army’s 36th Division
                                                                                                                                                 Approximately 3 1/2 hours

seaside town of St. Raphael.
                                                                                                  in August 1944.
WHAT YOU VISIT
                                                                                                  REFRESHMENTS
St. Raphael
                                                                                                  A local café in St. Raphael is your stop for   NOTE
St. Raphael is a fashionable seaside resort
                                                                                                  coffee or tea.                                 The drive from Cannes to St. Raphael
on the Golden Corniche. Take some free                                                                                                           is approximately 1 1/2 hours each way.

time to explore the old harbor, lined with                                                                                                       Tour order may vary.
                                                                                                  WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
cafés, shops and boutiques.
                                                                                                  From Cannes, travel along the Golden
                                                                                                  Corniche, the coast road through La
PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES
Esterel Viewpoint
                                                                                                  Napoule, Port La Galere, Pointe du
Make a brief stop along the Cote d’Azur                                                           Cap Roux and Agay to St. Raphael while
for panoramic views of the rocky Esterel                                                          enjoying views of sweeping bays and
Hills and the sea.                               Views of the Riviera                             seaside villages.

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               TOUR
                                                                                           S T.     PA U L       D E    V E N C E
     CEQ-H
                                                                                         Not all of the Riviera’s charms are found         the picturesque buildings and browsing
                                                                                         on the coast. Visit the hilltop village of St.    through the shops and art galleries.
DURATION
Approximately 4 hours                                                                    Paul de Vence — one of France’s best pre-
                                                                                         served medieval towns.                            SHOPPING
                                                                                                                                           You have approximately one hour to
                                                                                         WHAT YOU VISIT
                                                                                                                                           spend shopping in the village.
                                                                                         St. Paul de Vence
NOTE                                                                                     Seated on a craggy hilltop, this medieval
The drive between Cannes and
                                                                                                                                           WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                                                                         walled town has changed little over the
St. Paul de Vence is approximately
one hour each way.
                                                                                                                                           The drive from the pier along the coastal
                                                                                         centuries. Your guide escorts you through
                                                                                                                                           road passes through the resorts of Golfe
                                                                                         the narrow streets of the village to the
                                                                                                                                           Juan, Juan-les-Pins, Antibes, Cagnes-sur-
                                                                                         central square. Spend some free time to
                                           St. Paul de Vence                                                                               Mer before turning inland to La Colle-
                                                                                         wander the cobbled streets, taking in
                                                                                                                                           sur-Loup and St. Paul de Vence.


               TOUR

       CEQ-I                                                                             A N T I B E S       &   VA L L A U R I S


                                          Experience the true charm of the Riviera       Picasso Museum, housed in Vallauris
DURATION                                  on a visit to two small villages — medieval    Castle, originally a 13th-century priory.
Approximately 4 1/2 hours
                                          Antibes and Vallauris, once home to Pablo
                                          Picasso from 1947 until his death.             SHOPPING
                                                                                         Wander the Rue Clemenceau during your
                                          WHAT YOU VISIT
                                                                                         visit to Vallauris and shop for glass, ceramics
                                          Antibes
NOTE                                                                                     and other artistic treasures.
On Tuesdays, the Picasso Museum
                                          Join your guide for a walking tour through
in Vallauris is closed; extra free time   the narrow streets of the ancient town,
in Vallauris village will be allowed.                                                    WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                          which still nestles behind ramparts guarded
                                                                                         The drive from the pier along the coast
                                          by fortified towers. Pass the Romanesque
                                                                                         road passes through the resorts of Golfe
                                          cathedral and the Picasso Museum.
                                                                                         Juan and Juan-les-Pins on the way to
                                          Vallauris                                      Antibes. From Antibes, it is a short drive
                                          Orange groves and mimosa trees surround        inland to Vallauris, which offers panoramic
                                          this small village near the sea. A haven for   views of the Golfe Juan and Juan-les-Pins.
                                                                                                                                            Picasso
                                          artists, Vallauris was home to Picasso from
                                          1947 until his death. Visit the National

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                             M O N A C O       &   M O N T E      C A R L O      O N       Y O U R    O W N


                                                                                               your currency onboard the ship or at
                                                                                               a currency exchange ashore. The hostess
                                                                                               on your motorcoach provides maps for
                                                                                               your convenience.
                                                                                               The Royal Palace is closed to the public in
                                                                                               April, May and November.
                                                                                               Cameras and video cameras are not allowed
                                                                                               in the Casino. Proper attire is required to
                                                                                               visit St. Nicholas Cathedral and the Casino
                                                                                               (beach and athletic attire are not permitted).
                                                                                                                                                Royal guards, Monaco
                                                                                               A passport is required as identification to
                                                                                               enter the Casino on your own. Admission is
                                                                                                                                                              TOUR
                                                                                               10 Euros per person. A passport is required
                                                                                               to change traveler’s checks to Euros at the             CEQ-L
                                                                                               Casino; remember, you can exchange
                                                                                               currency onboard ship. Passports are also
 View of Monte Carlo                                                                                                                             DURATION
                                                                                               required to collect winnings over 750 Euros.      Approximately 8 1/2 hours
                                                                                               Passengers under the age of 18 are not
This excursion is offered to passengers        At a pre-determined time, board your motor-     permitted in the Casino. Roulette gam-
who have visited Monaco or who just wish       coach for the short drive to Monte Carlo.       ing rooms open and slot machines open
to explore it on their own.
                                               Monte Carlo                                     at 2:00pm.
WHAT YOU VISIT                                 Your motorcoach drops you off beneath                                                             NOTE
                                                                                               The majority of shops in Monaco and               The drive between Cannes and
Monaco                                         the Monte Carlo Grand Hotel. Free time          Monte Carlo are open Monday to
                                                                                                                                                 Monaco/Monte Carlo is approxi-
                                                                                                                                                 mately 1 1/2 hours each way via the
Your motorcoach drops you off at Fisherman     of approximately an hour is provided,           Saturday, 9:00am-12:00pm and 2:00pm-              highway. Traffic can be extremely
                                                                                                                                                 heavy and venues may be crowded.
Park, located below Palace Square. Elevators   so you can visit the Casino — designed in       7:00pm. Most shops are closed Sundays             Tour participants will be required
carry you to the top of the rock of Monaco.    1878 by Charles Garnier, designer of the        and holidays with the exception of sou-           to walk considerable distances
                                                                                                                                                 from designated drop-off points to
Approximately two hours is allowed for         Paris Opera House, soak up the atmos-
                                                                                               venir shops.                                      get to the various sights with your
                                                                                                                                                 guide and back to the meeting
independent sightseeing. Stroll by the         phere or just browse the boutiques.                                                               place to re-join the motorcoaches.
Royal Palace; take in the changing of the      Board your motorcoach at the appointed          WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
palace guard at 11:55am; visit the cathedral   time for the return trip to Cannes.             Board your motorcoach for the narrated
where Princess Grace and Prince Ranier are                                                     drive to Monaco. As you approach Monte
interred; explore the Oceanographic            TIPS ON SIGHTSEEING
                                                                                               Carlo, view the city’s many luxury villas
Institute, indulge in the cuisine at one of    AND SHOPPING
                                                                                               set against the hillside and overlooking
the many cafés, or just browse the shops.      Euros are required for entry to attrac-
                                                                                               the Mediterranean.
                                               tions and for meals. Plan to exchange
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   BARCELONA
   The 1992 Summer Olympics revealed to
   the world what Europeans and seasoned
   travelers already knew — Barcelona is
   one of the world’s great treasures.
   Vibrant and earthy, commercial and cultural, this city of four
   million residents is the capital of Spain’s autonomous region      Gaudi’s doors

   of Catalonia. Stroll along the wide, tree-lined promenades                                 THINGS TO SEE AND DO
                                                                                                   IN AND AROUND BARCELONA
   of Las Ramblas and marvel at the spires of Gaudi’s cathedral
   La Sagrada Familia. Or visit the former Olympic Ring on the hill
                                                                      No visit to Barcelona would be complete        CHURCH OF LA SAGRADA FAMILIA
   of Montjuic — also home to world-class parks, fountains and        without a visit to Las Ramblas — Barcelona’s   Gaudi’s unfinished cathedral is the architect’s
                                                                      famed shopping district alive and colorful     masterpiece.
   museums. Barcelona, which nurtured such artistic giants as         with flower stalls and cafés. Stroll the old
                                                                      medieval quarter of Barri Gotic, visit the
                                                                                                                     MONTSERRAT BENEDICTINE
   Picasso, Dali, Mir’ and Casals, is a traveler’s paradise.
                     o                                                great monastery at Montserrat, or tour
                                                                                                                     MONASTERY COMPLEX
                                                                      one of the city’s fine museums.
                                                                                                                     Nestled at the foot of eroded mountain
                                                                                                                     crags, Montserrat was one of the great
                                                                      LAS RAMBLAS
                                                                                                                     monastic complexes of the Middle Ages.
                                                                      This unique and colorful boulevard runs
                                                                      from Placa Catalunya to the Columbus
                                                                                                                     BASILICA OF MONTSERRAT
                                                                      Monument.
                                                                                                                     The monastery’s superb Romanesque basilica
                                                                                                                     is home to the famed wood sculpture of
                                                                      BARRI GOTIC
                                                                                                                     Catalonia’s patron saint — the Black Madonna
                                                                      The city’s medieval quarter is home to such    of Montserrat.
                                                                      historic buildings as Casa del’ Ardacia, the
                                                                      Historic Archive, and King’s Square, site of
                                                                                                                     MIRADOR DEL ALCALDE
                                                                      the former palace of the kings of Catalonia-
                                                                      Aragon.                                        Montjuic, the city’s 700-foot-tall hill, is the
                                                                                                                     site of the 1992 Olympic Ring, parks, foun-
                                                                                                                     tains and museums.
                                                                      LA PEDRERA
                                                                      Barcelona’s great architect Antonio Gaudi’s
                                                                                                                     PICASSO MUSEUM
                                                                      most accomplished, finished work features
                                                                      an ornate façade with undulating walls and     Located in the old Gothic Quarter (Barri
                                                                      iron Art Nouveau balconies.                    Gotic), the museum boasts over 3,000
                                                                                                                     pieces by the great Spanish master.
                                                                      CATHEDRAL OF BARCELONA
                                                                      The city’s superb 600-year-old gothic cathe-
                                                                      dral lies at the heart of the Barri Gotic.




Montserrat
                                                                                                                                                               TOUR
                                               B A R C E L O N A        H I G H L I G H T S
                                                                                                                                                       BCN-A
Survey Barcelona’s major sights on              glass windows. The Gaudi Museum on the               It is also the site of the 1992 Olympic
a narrated city drive. Visit Antonio            lower level traces the architect’s life and          Ring, parks, fountains and museums.
                                                                                                                                                  DURATION
Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece,                 achievements.                                                                                     Approximately 3 1/2 hours
the church La Sagrada Familia,                                                                       WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
and appreciate views of the city from
                                                PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES                                  Board your motorcoach for the narrated
Montjuic, site of the Olympic Ring.
                                                La Pedrera                                           drive through Barcelona. Take in views of
WHAT YOU VISIT                                  Gaudi designed several striking and                  the Passeig Maritim and the construction
La Sagrada Familia                              innovative structures in Barcelona.                  undertaken for the 1992 Summer               NOTE
                                                                                                                                                  Tour order may vary.
Barcelona’s great architect Antonio Gaudi       Considered one of Gaudi’s most accom-                Olympics. Drive down Paseo de Garcia,
designed the church in 1883. Still unfin-       plished works — La Pedrera or Casa Mila              and past Casa Amatller and Casa Batllo.
ished after a century, this awe-inspiring       as it’s known to locals, features a unique           View the Plaza Catalunya and the
building — with its massive spires — lacks      façade with undulating, smooth stone                 Columbus Monument. Drive up the
completed walls and a roof. Construction is     walls and elaborate iron balconies.                  slopes of Montjuic for panoramic views
being completed by Gaudi’s collaborators.       Mirador Del Alcalde                                  before returning to the ship.
Your guide describes the church’s features,     Ascend Montjuic, the city’s 700-foot-tall hill,
including the massive nativity façade, the      for panoramic views of the city and harbor.
flamboyant spires and the modern stained
                                                                                                                                                               TOUR
                         B A R C E L O N A         G O T H I C       Q U A RT E R          &      C I T Y   D R I V E                                  BCN-B
A narrated city drive includes a guided         Cathedral of Barcelona                               WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                                                                                                                                  DURATION
walking tour of Barcelona’s old Gothic          At the heart of the Barri Gotic lays                 Board your motorcoach for the narrated       Approximately 4 hours
Quarter and a visit to its cathedral.           Barcelona’s 600-year-old Gothic cathedral.           drive into the city. You pass the Columbus
Ascend Montjuic, site of the Olympic Ring,                                                           Monument, the Olympic Stadium and
                                                View the cathedral’s three naves, stained
for panoramic views of the city and harbor.
                                                glass windows and exquisite choir screen.            other sights. After your walking tour,
WHAT YOU VISIT                                  The altar holds the marble crypt of                  board your motorcoach for the return         NOTE
                                                                                                                                                  Flash photos are not permitted in
Barri Gotic                                     St. Eulalia, to whom the cathedral is                drive to the ship.                           the Cathedral.

Join your guide for a narrated walk through     dedicated.                                                                                        We suggest proper attire that covers
                                                                                                                                                  shoulders and knees for the visit to
the narrow streets of the city’s old Gothic                                                                                                       the Cathedral.

Quarter. See the Plaza San Jaime, where         PHOTO OPPORTUNITY                                                                                 On Sundays and church holidays,
                                                                                                                                                  tour groups are not allowed inside
former palaces now house Catalonia’s            Mirador Del Alcalde                                                                               the Gothic Cathedral during services.
                                                                                                                                                  However, entry will be allowed on an
autonomous government. View several fine        Ascend Montjuic, the city’s 700-foot-tall hill,                                                   individual basis to view the interior

courtyards, home to such historic buildings     for panoramic views of the city and harbor.                                                       quietly and reverently.


as Casa del’ Ardacia, the Historic Archive,     It is also the site of the 1992 Olympic Ring,
and King’s Square, site of the former palace    parks, fountains and museums.
of the kings of Catalonia-Aragon.                                                                     Palace of Montjuic

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                                                               P I C A S S O      M U S E U M   &   G A U D I ’ S   L A   P E D R E R A


                                    Tour the Picasso Museum with its collection                                           La Pedrera
                                    of paintings, drawings, engravings and                                                Known locally as Casa Mila, Gaudi’s
                                    ceramics. Then visit Gaudi’s La Pedrera,                                              most accomplished, finished work fea-
                                    famed for its undulating walls, Art Nouveau                                           tures an ornate façade with undulating
                                    balconies and elaborate chimneys.                                                     walls and iron art nouveau balconies.
                                    WHAT YOU VISIT
                                                                                                                          Your guide points out La Pedrera’s many
                                    Picasso Museum                                                                        innovative features. Take an elevator and
                                    Picasso lived in Barcelona as a struggling                                            stairs to the roof to view the building’s
                                                                                                                          elaborate chimneys while taking in views
                                    student artist. The museum honors his
                                                                                                                          of the city.
                                    legacy with a stunning collection of paint-
Gaudi's Park Guell                  ings, drawings, engravings and ceramics
                                                                                                                          WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                    donated by the artist and his Catalan                                                 Board your motorcoach for the drive into
                                    friend, Jaime Sabarres. The museum is                                                 the city passing through the historic Barri
             TOUR
                                    housed in the Palau Aguilar, which boasts                                             Gotic and then along Passeig de Gracia,
      BCN-F                         a late Gothic-early Renaissance courtyard                                             a wide boulevard lined with superb art
                                    surrounded by tiers of arcaded galleries.       Picasso
                                                                                                                          nouveau buildings.
DURATION
Approximately 3 1/2 hours




NOTE
Flash photos are not permitted at
the Picasso Museum.




                                     La Pedrera—Casa Mila

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                                                        E Z     B A R C E L O N A
                                                                                                                                                    BCN-G
                                                 This narrated city drive is designed for pas-     WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                                 sengers who wish to see the major sights          Board your motorcoach for a narrated        DURATION
                                                 with a minimum of walking. The highlights         drive that surveys the city’s most famous   Approximately 2 1/2 hours
                                                 include the Olympic Ring, the Plaza España
                                                                                                   sights. Drive into the city to the Barri
                                                 and La Sagrada Familia Cathedral.
                                                                                                   Gotic and then along Passeig de Gracia,
                                                 PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES                               a wide boulevard lined with superb art
                                                 Mirador Del Alcalde                               nouveau buildings. You pass the Spanish
                                                 Ascend Montjuic, the city’s 700-foot-tall hill,   Village, the Olympic Ring, the Miro
                                                 for panoramic views of the city and harbor.       Foundation, the Columbus Monument,
                                                 It is also the site of the 1992 Olympic Ring,     the Plaza de España and La Sagrada
                                                 parks, fountains and museums.                     Familia Cathedral.
                                                 Olympic Stadium
                                                 Pause for a short stop outside the stadium,
                                                 host to the opening ceremonies for the
 Columbus Monument                               1992 Olympic Games.

                                                                                                                                                             TOUR

                                                B A R C E L O N A         O N     W H E E L S                                                       BCN-H
Explore the capital of Catalonia on a guided
                                                                                                                                               DURATION
bicycle ride through the city streets.                                                                                                         Approximately 3 1/2 hours


YOUR BICYCLE EXPEDITION
After a brief orientation, you will head off
on your bicycle ride through Barcelona.
Pass the Columbus Monument and con-                                                                                                            NOTE
                                                                                                                                               This is a very active tour and only
tinue through Paseo Colon to the water-                                                                                                        those in top physical condition
                                                                                                                                               should participate. Passengers
front and Olympic Village. You will ride                                                                                                       should bring along water as
                                                                                                                                               refreshments are not included.
around the Parc de Ciutadell and Arc
                                                                                                                                               Minimum age is 12 years old
de Triomf, site of an old fort and home                                                                                                        to participate.
today to the Parliament of Catalonia and
the Modern Art Museum. Continue to the
narrow medieval streets of the historic Barri
Gotic and then return by motorcoach to
the dockside.                                     View of Barcelona

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    GIBRALTAR
    The Rock crouches over the sea like an
    ancient stone beast, looking Sphinx-like
    to Africa.
    Beneath the white cliffs — a natural fortress — grow a profu-
    sion of palm, pine, and cypress. No fewer than 600 varieties of
    flowers grow here, some not found anywhere else on earth.         The Tower of Homage

    Gibraltar’s stunning setting is matched by its history — five                             THINGS TO SEE AND DO
                                                                                                    IN AND AROUND GIBRALTAR
    countries have battled for 13 centuries to control the passage
    between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. The result made
                                                                      Helmeted bobbies, pillar boxes and           CABLE CAR
    for a cultural melting pot — veiled Moroccan women in             pubs make for a bit of Britain in the        Ride to the top station for views of Africa,
                                                                      Mediterranean. Gibraltar is a fascinating    Spain and the Mediterranean.
    caftans along with vacationing Britains and Spaniards stroll      place, from its caves and batteries
                                                                      carved into rock to the Barbary apes
                                                                                                                   NELSON’S ANCHORAGE
    the narrow steep lanes; locals revert to a liquid Spanish when    gamboling on the slopes of the Rock.
                                                                                                                   HMS Victory berthed here while carrying
                                                                                                                   Lord Nelson’s body to England.
    talking among themselves, and visitors to the 15th-century                   ’S
                                                                      ST. MICHAEL CAVE
                                                                      This huge cave is one of Europe’s most
                                                                                                                   GIBRALTAR MUSEUM
    cathedral pass through a blue-tiled courtyard, once part of       dramatic and spectacular grottos.
                                                                                                                   The museum features displays illustrating
    a 13th-century mosque.                                                                                         the turbulent history of Gibraltar.
                                                                      APES’ DEN
                                                                      The habitat for the Rock’s famous tailless
                                                                      monkeys-an Old World anomaly. The apes
                                                                      make for great photo opportunities, but we
                                                                      suggest that you do not approach, feed or
                                                                      touch these wild animals.

                                                                      EUROPA POINT
                                                                      Europe’s southernmost tip.

                                                                      GREAT SIEGE TUNNELS
                                                                      Carved through the limestone, the tunnels
                                                                      served as a defense system against the         Barbary Ape — Gibraltar
                                                                      military siege by the Spanish.




Rock of Gibraltar
                                                                                                                                                            TOUR
                                                G I B R A LTA R        H I G H L I G H T S
                                                                                                                                                     GIB-A
Just two-and-a-half miles in length and                                                         PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
not quite a mile wide, this historical                                                          Europe’s most southerly point offers views
                                                                                                                                              DURATION
landmark offers a wealth of sights.                                                             across the Straits; the lighthouse has been   Approximately 11/2 to 2 hours
Visit St. Michael’s cave full of stalactites,                                                   protecting and guiding ships since 1841.
Apes’ Den with its mischievous monkeys
and be afforded views of Africa, Spain
                                                                                                WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
and the Mediterranean.
                                                                                                Board your minicoach which takes in the
                                                  View of Gibraltar                             World War II runway built with rocks          NOTE
WHAT YOU VISIT                                                                                                                                You will be traveling in a minicoach
St. Michael’s Cave                                                                              from tunnels bored during the Great Siege,    with driver/guide only.

The underground chambers feature                 Apes’ Den                                      Princess Caroline’s Battery, and the          Please do not approach, feed or
                                                                                                                                              handle the primates at the Apes' Den
illuminated stalactites, an amphitheater,        This viewing area is the site of Gibraltar’s   remains of an ancient Moorish castle.         as they have been known to bite.

and an eerie subterranean breeze. Steps lead     most popular attraction — the colony of        The tour concludes at the ship, or you may
from one cavern to another, exiting at the       tailless monkeys, known as Barbary apes.       choose to stay in town to browse and shop.
top row of the amphitheater.                     The monkeys have inhabited the rock            However you are then responsible for your
                                                 for centuries.                                 return to the ship via taxi or walking.

                                                                                                                                                            TOUR
                                                  A   C I T Y     U N D E R      S I E G E
                                                                                                                                                     GIB-D
This special historical tour gives a unique      Great Siege Tunnels                            through an underground passage leading
perspective on life during the Great Siege       Take an approximately 45-minute guided         to a Victorian 100-ton super gun.             DURATION
                                                                                                                                              Approximately 31/2 hours
when Gibraltar’s inhabitants met incredi-        walk through the siege tunnels carved
ble hardship with resilience and ingenuity.                                                     Gibraltar Museum
                                                 by the British out of solid limestone.         The museum features a film presentation
WHAT YOU VISIT                                   The defensive system was begun on May          illustrating notable events in Gibraltar’s
Cable Car                                        25, 1782 and stands as a testament to the      turbulent history.
                                                 hardships endured during the Great Siege.                                                    NOTE
Board the cable car for the short ride                                                                                                        Long lines and delays may be
                                                                                                                                              encountered at the Cable Car,
to the Top Station, located on the site          A City Under Siege Exhibit                     WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY                    especially during tourist season.
of a World War II gun emplacement,               The first British buildings on Gibraltar       Board your minicoach which takes you          The free-roaming Barbary apes are
                                                                                                                                              wild animals. Keep your distance:
for views of Africa, Spain and the dazzling      now house a special exhibit on life in         past a memorial to American soldiers          the apes have been known to snatch
Mediterranean.                                   Gibraltar during Spain’s relentless attempts   killed during World War II, the Trafalgar     bags or cameras – and they may bite.


Apes’ Den                                        to reclaim the Rock by military siege.         Cemetery and the Moorish Castle. Your
This viewing area is the site of Gibraltar’s                                                    tour concludes at the ship, or you may
                                                 Nelson’s Anchorage
most popular attraction — the colony of                                                         choose to stay in town to browse and shop.
                                                 HMS Victory, carrying Nelson’s body to
tailless monkeys, known as Barbary apes.                                                        However, you are then responsible for your
                                                 England, berthed here after Trafalgar.
The monkeys have inhabited the rock                                                             return to the ship via taxi or walking.
                                                 Tour the Interpretation Center and walk
for centuries.
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             TOUR
                                                                       F O RT R E S S        G I B R A LTA R
       GIB-F
                        Explore the major sights of Gibraltar on       PHOTO OPPORTUNITY                               However, should you choose to stay in
                        narrated drive and then visit the World        Europa Point                                    town to browse and shop; you would then
DURATION
Approximately 2 hours   War II Tunnels.                                Europe’s most southerly point offers views      be responsible for your own return to the
                                                                       across the Straits; the lighthouse has been     ship via taxi or walking.
                        WHAT YOU VISIT
                                                                       protecting and guiding ships since 1841.
                        World War II Tunnels
                        Starting at Hays Level, at the entrance
                                                                       WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
NOTE                    to the northern defenses sector, be intro-
Tour order may vary.                                                   Board your minicoach for a scenic drive
                        duced to the tunnels by way of a static
                                                                       which takes in the World War II runway
                        exhibition featuring historic photographs
                                                                       built with rocks from tunnels bored dur-
                        and a complete tunnel map. Continue
                                                                       ing the Great Siege, Princess Caroline’s
                        on to view the accommodation facilities;
                                                                       Battery, and the remains of an ancient
                        the various cave formations, and the
                                                                       Moorish castle. Following your visit to the
                        stunning views from Jocks Balcony.                                                              The City Walls
                                                                       tunnels, the tour concludes at the ship.

             TOUR

      GIB-G                                                    E Z    G I B R A LTA R       &    E N G L I S H       T E A


                        Sit back, relax and take in the sights of      PHOTO OPPORTUNITY                               REFRESHMENT
DURATION                Gibraltar by comfortable mini-bus. Top it      Europa Point
Approximately 2 hours
                                                                                                                       Indulge yourself with a cup full of English
                        off with an elegant English Tea at a           Europe’s most southerly point offers views      tea, while taking in the stunning scenery
                        delightful British colonial-inspired hotel.    across the Straits; the lighthouse has been     offered by the hotel’s unique location.
                        YOUR SCENIC DRIVE                              protecting and guiding ships since 1841.
                        Discover Gibraltar’s main sights as you
                        head across the island’s unique airport
                        runway and pass the border with Spain.
                        Continue east below the magnificent
                        North Face of the “Rock” which soars
                        1,200 feet in height and presented an
                        impressive barrier to invaders in times
                        gone by. Ahead lies Catalan Bay, where
                        Genoese immigrants settled during the
                        Napoleonic Wars. After passing the city
                        walls, the American War Memorial and
                                                                        View of Gibralter
                        Trafalgar Cemetery.
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                                                                                                                                                          TOUR
                                                    D O L P H I N       WAT C H
                                                                                                                                                    GIB-H
This tour combines a relaxing mini-cruise     These mammals breed in the sheltered
across the Bay of Gibraltar with the          bay which is rich in food, and you can                                                         DURATION
opportunity to search for dolphins in their   often see the young accompanying the                                                           Approximately 2 hours
native habitat.
                                              adults. The boat will return to the pier
YOUR SIGHTSEEING CRUISE                       and to your awaiting mini-coach. The
After a short mini-coach transfer, board      tour concludes at the ship, or you may
your vessel and sit out on deck to take       choose to be dropped off in town to
in the view of the Rock. There are three      browse and shop. However, you are then
species of dolphins found in the waters       responsible for your return to the ship
surrounding Gibraltar — the Common,           via taxi or walking.
                                                                                              Dolphin
Striped and the Bottle-nose dolphins.

                                                                                                                                                          TOUR
                                        WA L K I N G       T O U R      O F    T H E     R O C K
                                                                                                                                                     GIB-J
Explore Gibraltar partly by foot on a guid-   WHAT YOU VISIT                                 Upper Galleries
ed walking tour that offers a historical      Cable Car                                      After a short drive to Princess Caroline’s      DURATION
                                                                                                                                             Approximately 3 1/2 hours
perspective on the fortress island.           Board the cable car for the short ride         Battery, enter the Upper Galleries, a marvel
                                              to the Top Station, located on the site        of engineering blasted through the Rock
                                              of a World War II gun emplacement,             in 1782. Walk down an incline through
                                              for views of Africa, Spain and the dazzling    Windsor Gallery to St. George Hall,
                                              Mediterranean.                                 taking in your guide’s account of Gibraltar’s   NOTE
                                                                                                                                             The walk is almost entirely level or
                                              St. Michael’s Cave                             colorful history.                               downhill. Long lines and delays may
                                                                                                                                             be encountered at the Cable Car.
                                              The underground chambers feature illu-
                                                                                                                                             Please do not approach, feed or
                                              minated stalactites, an amphitheater and       WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY                      handle the primates at the Apes Den
                                                                                                                                             as they have been known to bite.
                                              an eerie subterranean breeze. Steps lead       Board your minicoach for the drive to the
                                              from one cavern to another, exiting at         cable car. Continue on foot to St. Michael’s
                                              the top row of the amphitheater.               Cave surveying the local flora, fauna,
                                                                                             and views. After the visit of the cave, your
                                              Apes’ Den
                                                                                             mini-coach will transfer you to the Apes’
                                              This viewing area is the site of Gibraltar’s
                                                                                             Den and the Upper Galleries. Your tour
                                              most popular attraction — the colony of
                                                                                             concludes at the ship, or you may choose
                                              tailless monkeys, known as Barbary apes.
                                                                                             to stay in town to browse and shop.
                                              The monkeys have inhabited the rock
                                                                                             However, you are then responsible for
                                              for centuries.
 A bird’s eye view                                                                           your return to the ship via taxi or walking.
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   LISBON
   Draped across seven hills, Lisbon was
   once the center of a vast maritime
   empire that stretched from the west
   coast of Africa to the Spice Islands of
   the East Indies.
   Then, on November 1, 1755, a violent earthquake destroyed                Moorish Quarter

   two-thirds of the city in the space of 10 minutes. Only the                                       THINGS TO SEE AND DO
                                                                                                             IN AND AROUND LISBON
   Alfama, the old Moorish quarter, survived. Today, Lisbon is
   a stately city of neoclassical buildings, wide plazas, ancient castles
                                                                            Lisbon’s medieval Alfama district survived     CASCAIS
   and cathedrals. Eternally linked to the sea, Lisbon’s magnificent        the great earthquake of 1755, and stands       This former fishing village is now a fashion-
                                                                            in contrast to the elegant boulevards and      able resort.
   harbor is spanned by the longest suspension bridge in Europe.            chic shops in the Rua Augusta.
                                                                                                                           MARITIME MUSEUM
   You will want to savor this vibrant city slowly, like a fine port.       JERONIMOS MONASTERY
                                                                                                                           The museum’s exhibits trace the history of
                                                                            The 16th-century Manueline monastery com-      maritime exploration and navigation.
                                                                            memorates the great Portuguese explorers
                                                                            who opened the East to European trade.

                                                                            ALFAMA
                                                                            The city’s medieval Moorish district.

                                                                            BELEM TOWER
                                                                            The castle-like tower sits on the banks of
                                                                            the Tagus.

                                                                            ROSSIO SQUARE
                                                                            The bustling square sits in the heart of the
                                                                            Baixa, the central shopping district.

                                                                            SINTRA
                                                                            One of the oldest towns in Portugal, Sintra
                                                                                                                             Views of Sintra
                                                                            was called a glorious Eden by Lord Byron.




King Edward VII Park
                                               L I S B O N     H I G H L I G H T S


                                                                                          PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES
                                                                                          Monument to the Discoveries
                                                                                          This modern monument on the banks of
                                                                                          the Tagus, commemorates Portugal’s great
                                                                                          seafarers. The monument is shaped like
                                                                                          the prow of a carvel.
                                                                                          Alto do Parque Belvedere
                                                                                          The beautiful park offers splendid city vistas.
                                                                                          Belem Tower
                                                                                          The turrets and open balconies of this old
                                                                                          chalk-colored fort make for an interesting        Window display
                                                                                          photo. The tower was built to defend the
                                                                                          harbor and also served as a prison.
                                                                                                                                                          TOUR
                                                                                          WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                                                                          Drive through the city, traveling along the
                                                                                                                                                     LIS-A
                                                                                          Avenue of Liberty to Pombal Square and the
                                                                                          Alto do Parque Belvedere. On your return,          DURATION
                                                                                                                                             Approximately 3 3/4 hours
 Belem Tower
                                                                                          pass under the 25th of April Bridge and
                                                                                          you might be able to glimpse the Christ the
                                                                                          King monument in the distance. Your tour
Explore the Jeronimos Monastery. Learn       Maritime Museum                              ends at the ship, though you may choose
about Portugal’s history of exploration,     Housed in a building at the Jeronimos        to remain on the motorcoach and transfer
and visit the city’s medieval Moorish                                                                                                        NOTE
                                             Monastery, the museum focuses on             to Praca do Comercio (Comerce Square) in           On Mondays and public holidays,
quarter which survived the earthquake        Portugal’s voyages of discovery and                                                             the Jeronimos Monastery and
of 1755.                                                                                  the city’s center. However, you are then           Maritime Museum are closed.
                                             the development of navigational arts.        responsible for your return to the pier.           Your guide will explain the Monastery

WHAT YOU VISIT                               The displays include ship models, original                                                      from the outside only and a visit to
                                                                                                                                             the Christ the King Belvedere will be

Jeronimos Monastery                          maps and nautical instruments from the                                                          subsitituted for the Maritime Museum.


Built near the spot where Vasco de Gama      Middle Ages to the present.                                                                     Ongoing construction may be taking
                                                                                                                                             place in the Alfama District. A drive
                                                                                                                                             over the 25th of April Bridge with
sailed in search of a route to India,        Alfama                                                                                          views of Lisbon, will be substituted
the monastery is an example of Manueline     Take a brief guided walk through Lisbon’s                                                       in the case the walk in the Alfama
                                                                                                                                             District is not possible.
architecture, an amalgam of Moorish and      medieval Moorish quarter, which survived
Gothic styles. The 16th-century church was   the earthquake of 1755. Stroll the narrow,
financed by the wealthy spice trade that     twisting streets and view the old houses
flourished in De Gama’s wake.                elaborately decorated with blue and white
                                             azulejos tile work.                           Jeronimos Monastery

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                            Explore this city of seven hills on an easy-      Monument to the Discoveries                      and the Monument to the Discoveries.
                            paced tram ride while sampling port wine          This modern monument on the banks of             Your tour concludes at the ship. You may
                            and a local Lisbon delicacy — Pasteis de          the Tagus commemorates Portugal’s great          choose to remain in town to shop and
                            Nata de Belem.
                                                                              seafarers. The monument is shaped like           browse; however, your return to the pier
                            WHAT YOU SEE ON YOUR                              the prow of a caravel.                           is your responsibility.
                            TRAM RIDE                                         Alto do Parque Belvedere
                            Your tram makes a leisurely circuit of            The beautiful park offers splendid city views.
                            Lisbon’s seven hills. You pass the Parliament
                            building, Se Cathedral, a lovely 12th-century     WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                            church in the heart of the Alfama district,       Your narrated drive travels along the
Tram ride                   and Black Horse Square.                           Avenue of Liberty to Pombal Square and
                                                                              the Alto do Parque. Pass the Moorish style
                            PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES                               bullring and Rossio and Black Horse
             TOUR           Belem Tower                                       Squares. Drive along the Tagus River pass-
        LIS-C               The turrets and open balconies of this old
                            chalk-colored fort make for an interesting
                                                                              ing by the 25th of April Bridge, with
                                                                              views of Christ the King monument in
                            photo. The tower was built to defend the          the distance. As you head for the Belem
DURATION                    harbor and also served as a prison.                                                                 Monument of the Discoveries
Approximately 3 1/2 hours
                                                                              Tower, you pass the Jeronimos Monastery




NOTE
Tour order may vary.




                             View of Lisbon

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                                                                                                                                                        TOUR
                                                 S I N T R A      &    C A S C A I S
                                                                                                                                                   LIS-D
Visit one of Portugal’s oldest mountain       the city. Free time is allowed, so you can     PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
resorts. Then travel to a small fishing       wander through the shops surrounding           Guincho Beach
                                                                                                                                           DURATION
village that boasts an interesting mixture    the 15th-century square, explore on your       Stop for photographs at one of Portugal’s     Approximately 4 hours
of early 20th-century homes and modern                                                       lovely beaches.
                                              own, or just relax at a local café.
buildings, now one of Portugal’s most
popular seaside resorts.                      Cascais
                                                                                             WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                              The small fishing village has grown into a
WHAT YOU VISIT                                                                               Travel through the Belem district passing
                                              popular resort. Set on the Bay of Cascais,                                                   NOTE
Sintra                                                                                       by the Jerominos Monastery, the               Tour order may vary.
                                              the town boasts an interesting mixture of
Set in the mountains, Sintra has been                                                        Monument to the Discoveries and Belem
                                              early 20th-century homes and modern
hailed by poets for centuries. One of                                                        Tower. Drive into the hills to Sintra. From
                                              buildings. Occasionally, a gaily-painted
Portugal’s oldest cities, Sintra is dotted                                                   Sintra, drive to Guincho Beach and on to
                                              fishing boat can still be seen on the shin-
with the manor houses and castles of feudal                                                  Cascais. Your return to Lisbon passes sea-
                                              gle. Stroll the streets; browse the shops or
lords and monarchs. From the central                                                         side villages and the mouth of the Tagus.
                                              simply take in the relaxing ocean views.
square, gaze up at the 8th-century
Moorish fortress on top of the hill near
                                                                                                                                                        TOUR

                                                          E Z   L I S B O N                                                                        LIS-G
View Lisbon on a narrated drive passing its   Alto do Parque Belvedere                       the ship. You may choose to remain in town
                                                                                                                                           DURATION
famed landmarks. This tour is designed for    The beautiful park offers splendid city and    to shop and browse; however, your return to   Approximately 2 hours
those who wish to see the city’s principle    park vistas.                                   the pier is your responsibility.
sights at a more leisurely pace.
                                              WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES
                                              Your narrated drive travels along the
Belem Tower
                                              Avenue of Liberty to Pombal Square and
The turrets and open balconies of this old
                                              the Alto do Parque. Pass the Moorish
chalk-colored fort make for an interesting
                                              style bullring and Rossio and Black
photo. The tower was built to defend the
                                              Horse Squares. Drive along the Tagus
harbor and also served as a prison.
                                              River passing by the 25th of April
Monument to the Discoveries                   Bridge, with views of Christ the King
This modern monument on the banks of          monument in the distance. As you
the Tagus commemorates Portugal’s great       head for the Belem Tower, you pass the
seafarers. The monument is shaped like        Jeronimos Monastery and the Monument
the prow of a caravel.                        to the Discoveries. The tour concludes at       Belem Tower



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                                                                                         V I S I T     T O    F Á T I M A
             LIS-H
                                       Every year, pilgrims journey to the shrine                                                  which boasts a 213-foot tower surmounted
                                       of Our Lady of Fátima to pray at the site                                                   by a bronze crown weighing seven tons
   DURATION
   Approximately 6 1/2 to 7 hours      where the Virgin made her miraculous                                                        and a transparent cross illuminated during
                                       appearance in 1917. Your guide introduces
                                                                                                                                   night services. The square is dominated
                                       you to the modern basilica and the
                                       Chapel of Apparitions.                                                                      by the Chapel of Apparitions built on the
                                                                                                                                   place where the Virgin Mary appeared and
   NOTE
                                       WHAT YOU VISIT                                                                              where the statue of our Lady is kept. You
   Euros are recommended to purchase   Our Lady Of Fátima Basilica                                                                 have approximately two-and-a-half hours
   your lunch.
                                       The shrine of Fátima marks the site where      Our Lady of Fatima Basilica                  of independent time at this revered site.
                                       the Virgin miraculously appeared to three                                                   Lunch will be on your own.
                                       shepherds on 13 May 1917. The Virgin         appearance. Today, the faithful continue to
                                       asked the children to pray for peace and     visit, seeking one of the miraculous cures     WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                       promised to return on the 13th day of        that have occurred there. In 1982, Pope        Departing the pier, you travel north from
                                       every month until October. Thousands         John-Paul II addressed more than a million     Lisbon via Avenida de Ceuta, passing the
                                       soon flocked to the sight and swore they     people in the basilica’s square. Your guide    airport, to the new highway to Fátima.
                                       saw the sun rotating on the Virgin’s final   introduces you to the modern basilica,

                  TOUR

              LIS-J                                                                 L I S B O N      WA L K I N G      T O U R


                                                                                    WHAT YOU SEE ON YOUR                           Funicular
   DURATION                                                                         WALKING TOUR                                   Ride the Eiffel Lift “Elevador Sta Justa”
   Approximately 3 1/2 hours
                                                                                    Your guided tour begins in the narrow          or Gloria Lift from Rossio Square to the
                                                                                    streets of the Alfama, Lisbon’s old Moorish    old neighborhood of Bairro Alto, once the
                                                                                    Quarter. Visit the interior of Se Cathedral,   residence of the city’s wealthy merchants.
                                                                                    a 12th-century church in the heart of the      Lifts and funiculars were built to ease the
   NOTE                                                                             Alfama. Emerge from the old district at        steep climb up Lisbon’s seven hills.
   Wear comfortable walking shoes.
                                                                                    Black Horse Square near the banks of
                                                                                    the Tagus. Fine 18th-century neoclassical      WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                        Rossio Square
                                                                                    buildings surround the square. Stroll along    Transfer via motorcoach to the Alfama
                                       Stretch your legs on a guided walk that      the Rua Augusta, the popular pedestrian        district where you begin your walking
                                       travels through the city’s old Moorish       street, to Rossio Square in the Baixa —        tour. Your tour ends at the ship. If you
                                       quarter, visits Rossio Square and Chiado     Lisbon’s central shopping district —           choose to remain in town, you are respon-
                                       quarter in the heart of Lisbon and takes     before continuing to the reconstructed         sible for you return to the pier.
                                       in the city’s most popular sights.           Chiado quarter.
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   CORK
   (COBH)
   Founded in the 6th century by St. Finbarr,
   Cork is your gateway to romantic Ireland.
   Stroll down narrow country lanes; see the Lakes of Killarney,
   or for the intrepid, climb the narrow passages of Blarney
                                                                          Cork Countryside
   Castle to kiss the Blarney Stone. The region around Cork is
   also home to the densest concentration of prehistoric monu-                                     THINGS TO SEE AND DO
                                                                                                            IN AND AROUND CORK
   ments in Western Europe. And, in a land where fable and fact
   blend to become folklore, it was near Cork that the great              Cobh was the single most important port         CHARLES FORT
                                                                          of emigration from Ireland. Corcaigh —          This fort was primarily constructed as a coastal
   Tuatha De Danaan, a race with magical powers, was driven               In Irish this means "marshy place," which       defense to prevent attacking naval forces from
                                                                          Cork was until St. Finbarr arrived and          entering Kinsale Harbor.
   underground by the conquering Celts.                                   founded a monastery here, during the
                                                                          6th century. Today, Cork has a population
                                                                          of 135,000, making it the second largest
   Note: Your ship will dock in Cobh which is about 25 miles from Cork.   city in the Republic of Ireland.

                                                                          BLARNEY CASTLE
                                                                          This romantic ruin is the site of the Blarney
                                                                          Stone. Those kissing the stone are said to
                                                                          be endowed with the gift of eloquence.

                                                                          MUCKROSS HOUSE & GARDENS
                                                                          Built in Tudor style, this 19th-century manor
                                                                          house and its lovely gardens overlook the
                                                                          Killarney Lakes.

                                                                          KINSALE
                                                                          The old fishing port boasts a wealth of
                                                                          well-preserved 18th-century buildings.            Woolen shop




Cork Harbor
                                                                                         T H E    B E S T     O F    I R E L A N D


                                         See the quaint old fishing port of Kinsale      of the keep for views of the countryside
                                         with its well-preserved 18th-century hous-      and the Blarney Stone. Those kissing the
                                         es and then visit the romantic ruins of         stone are endowed by legend with the
                                         Blarney Castle.                                 power of eloquence.
                                         WHAT YOU VISIT
                                                                                         LUNCH AND ENTERTAINMENT
                                         Kinsale
                                                                                         Wherever you go in Ireland, you won’t be
                                         This historic old fishing port boasts a broad
                                                                                         far from live music. Lunch will be accom-
                                         and picturesque harbor along with a wealth
                                                                                         panied by a performance of traditional
                                         of well-preserved 18th-century houses.
                                                                                         Irish music performed by the Irish
                                         It was off nearby Kinsale Head that the liner
Kinsale
                                                                                         Weavers.
                                         ‘Lusitania’ was torpedoed by a U-boat
                                         during World War I.                             SHOPPING
              TOUR                       Blarney Village and Blarney Castle              Your visit to Blarney includes free time to
      CB4-A                              The charming village of Blarney boasts          browse for high quality Irish goods at the
                                                                                         Blarney Woolen Mill Shop. The shop
                                         one of Ireland’s most famous attractions,
                                         Blarney Castle. Set in a lovely park, the       offers Waterford crystal, Irish linen, hand-
                                                                                                                                         Blarney Castle
DURATION                                 romantic ruin, once a stronghold of the         loomed Donegal tweed, knitwear, bone
Approximately 8 1/2 hours
                                         McCarthy’s, is home to the Blarney Stone.       china and Celtic brooches.
                                                                                                                                        PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
                                         The intrepid traveler can climb to the top                                                     Charles Fort
                                                                                                                                        One of the finest examples of a 17th-cen-
                                                                                                                                        tury fortification, this fort was primarily
                                                                                                                                        constructed as a coastal defense to prevent
                                                                                                                                        attacking naval forces from entering
NOTE
Reaching the Blarney Stone requires                                                                                                     Kinsale Harbor.
climbing a great number of steps;
the stairway is narrow and twisting.
Passengers with physical limitations                                                                                                    WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
need to take this into consideration.
There is quite often a wait in line to                                                                                                  From the ship, travel alongside the River
climb the steps.

Please wear comfortable,
                                                                                                                                        Lee, bypassing Cork and traveling country
low-heeled and non-slip footwear.                                                                                                       roads through a landscape of fields and
                                                                                                                                        hedgerows to Kinsale. From Kinsale you
                                                                                                                                        travel through the Bandon River valley,
                                                                                                                                        passing the ruins of several castles, to Cork.
                                                                                                                                        Continue on to Blarney Castle, a drive of
                                          Kinsale                                                                                       approximately 30 minutes.
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                                    K I N S A L E    V I L L A G E     &    C O U N T RY S I D E
                                                                                                                                                    CB4-C
From the pier at Cobh, where over a million    18th-century structures or visit one of       From Kinsale you travel through the
Irish emigrants sailed for America, travel     the local pubs.                               Bandon River valley, passing the ruins of        DURATION
to the charming fishing port of Kinsale,                                                     several castles, on your return to Cobh.         Approximately 4 1/4 hours
noted for its many well-preserved 18th-cen-    PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
tury buildings.                                Charles Fort
                                               One of the finest examples of a 17th-cen-
WHAT YOU VISIT
Kinsale                                        tury fortification, this fort was primarily
One of Ireland’s prettiest harbors, Kinsale    constructed as a coastal defense to prevent
has had a long and turbulent history.          attacking naval forces from entering
The defeat of Irish forces at the battle of    Kinsale Harbor.
Kinsale in 1691 spelled an end to Ireland’s
                                               WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
old Gaelic order. Once an important
                                               From the port of Cobh, travel alongside
naval base, Kinsale’s picturesque and
                                               the River Lee, bypassing Cork and traveling
broad harbor is a popular yachting center.
                                               country roads through a rolling landscape
Stroll the village streets, take in the many                                                  Cobh
                                               of fields and hedgerows, to Kinsale.

                                                                                                                                                           TOUR
                                               WAT E R F O R D          E X P L O R E R                                                          CB4-DA
Founded in 853 by Vikings, Waterford is        PHOTO OPPORTUNITY                             LUNCH
                                                                                                                                              DURATION
internationally renowned for its crystal.      Lismore                                       Lunch will be served at one of Waterford’s       Approximately 8 3/4 hours
Visit the Waterford factory and see the        Originally a monastic settlement,             main hotels.
city’s historic sites.                         Lismore once had over 20 churches.
                                               Lismore Castle is the Duke of                 WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
WHAT YOU VISIT
                                               Devonshire’s Irish country home.              From the pier you travel to the southeast
Waterford Crystal Factory
                                                                                             corner of Ireland. The temperate climate is a
The manufacture of glass has a long his-
                                               SHOPPING                                      result of the warm waters of the Gulf Stream.
tory in Ireland. Ireland’s famed Waterford
                                               Your visit to the factory includes the        Arriving in Waterford you begin a tour of
Crystal dates from 1783. Your visit to the                                                                                                    NOTE
                                               opportunity to purchase this world-           the historic city sights, including the ruined   Tour order may vary.
factory includes a guided tour that takes
                                               famous crystal. Princess tour passengers      walls of the original Viking settlement and
in all stages of production, from mixing
                                               will receive a 10% discount on purchases      Reginald’s Tower, erected by the Norsemen
sand, lead and potash to produce the glass,
                                               at the Waterford Crystal Factory.             in 1003. Your tour also takes in Waterford’s
to blowing glass and incising the finished
                                                                                             many elegant Georgian buildings.
product with the famous Waterford patterns.

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                                                   K I L L A R N E Y      L A K E S ,       M U C K R O S S         H O U S E       &     PA N O R A M I C        C O R K
       CB4-F
                                        Journey to mountainous Killarney                  PHOTO OPPORTUNITY                                ruined castles, to County Kerry. Your route
                                        National Park, visit a 19th-century manor         Aghadoe Heights offers fine views of             climbs the Derrynasaggart Mountains to
DURATION                                house with elaborate gardens and stunning
Approximately 9 1/4 hours                                                                 the Killarney National Park’s lakes and          Killarney National Park with views of the
                                        views of the Killarney Lakes, and view the
                                                                                          mountains. The hill is still a rendezvous        tree-lined lakes against a backdrop of
                                        panoramic city sights of Cork.
                                                                                          for lovers.                                      mountain peaks.
                                        WHAT YOU VISIT
                                        Muckross House & Garden                           REFRESHMENTS
                                        This 19th-century manor house boasts a            Your drive to Killarney includes a stop for
                                        superb rhododendron garden. Originally a          refreshments at the village of Ballyvourney.
NOTE                                    private estate, the house was presented to
The drive from Cobh to Killarney is
                                                                                          WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
approximately two hours long.           the Irish government in 1932. The manor
Photography is not permitted in         boasts stunning views of the second largest       From the port of Cobh, you will travel into
Muckross House.
                                        of the Killarney Lakes. Walk through the          historic Cork for a panoramic tour that
                                        gardens and tour the interior, which fea-         takes in such sights as the Opera House,
                                        tures Victorian furnishings. Part of the          St. Finbarr’s Cathedral, St. Ann’s Shandon
                                        house is a folkloric museum; a traditional        Church and University College. Then drive
                                                                                          out of Cork, passing small farms and               Muckross House
                                        craft shop is located in the basement.

             TOUR

       CB4-J                                                      T I TA N I C        &    I R I S H    H E R I TA G E        WA L K I N G        T O U R


                                                                                          The port of Cobh was the last port of call       PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
DURATION                                                                                  for the Titanic — and the embarkation            St. Colman’s Cathedral
Approximately 3 1/2 hours                                                                 point for over a million Irish emigrants         The families of departing emigrants climbed
                                                                                          headed to America. A walking tour                the cathedral steps for a last sight of their
                                                                                          explores Cobh’s many historic sites.
                                                                                                                                           departing loved ones. The cathedral
                                                                                          WHAT YOU SEE ON YOUR                             overlooks the doomed Titanic’s final
                                                                                          WALKING TOUR                                     anchorage, where she laid waiting for
NOTE
The walk begins and ends at the pier.                                                     Cobh                                             mail and her last passengers in 1912.
                                                                                          Accompanied by knowledgeable, local
                                                                                          guides, you walk the same streets and visit      REFRESHMENTS
                                                                                          the very pier from where passengers boarded      Stop at a typical pub to savor an Irish
                                                                                          the Titanic — and where Irish emigrants          coffee — a wonderful combination of
                                                                                          boarded ships for the New World. The old         whiskey, double cream, strong black coffee
                                                                                          buildings of the port have been carefully        and a heaping tablespoon of sugar.
                                                                                          preserved, including the offices of the White
                                         Cork                                             Star and Cunard Lines.
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    LE HARVRE
    (PARIS/NORMANDY)
    Perhaps no other place in France holds
    more associations for English-speaking
    visitors than Normandy.
    The historic Allied landings on D-Day - 6 June, 1944 — live on
    in the memories of British and Americans alike. Nor has Le        Rouen

    Havre forgotten the dark days of the war. The port was nearly                              THINGS TO SEE AND DO
                                                                                                      IN AND AROUND LE HAVRE
    completely destroyed during the Normandy campaign.
    Today, Le Havre is France’s second largest port and the gateway   Founded in 1516, Le Havre was almost              FECAMP
                                                                      completely destroyed during World War             Home of Benedictine liqueur.
    to Paris, "City of Light," the Norman countryside, and the        II; it took nearly two years just to clear
                                                                      away the rubble. Not a tourist attraction         ROUEN
    historic landing beaches.                                         in its own right, Le Havre is handy to
                                                                                                                        The old town was once the capital of
                                                                      France’s most popular attractions.
                                                                                                                        Normandy and is the site of Joan of Arc’s
                                                                                                                        martyrdom.
                                                                      PARIS
                                                                      The City of Light is filled with unforgettable
                                                                                                                        SWORD, JUNO, GOLD AND OMAHA
                                                                      sights, from the Eiffel Tower to Notre Dame
                                                                      Cathedral and the Louvre.                         Four of the five beaches used in the allied
                                                                                                                        invasion of France.

                                                                      LOUVRE
                                                                                                                        AMERICAN CEMETERY
                                                                      The former royal palace is one of the world’s
                                                                                                                        AT COLLEVILLE-ST. LAURENT
                                                                      great museums with an unbelievable collec-
                                                                      tion of masterworks.                              The cemetery is the final resting-place for
                                                                                                                        10,000 U.S. soldiers.

                                                                      HONFLEUR
                                                                      The picturesque fishing village is considered
                                                                      the birthplace of Impressionism.

                                                                      ETRETAT
                                                                      Claude Monet found this Norman beach
                                                                      resort a source of inspiration in his painting.




Versailles
                                                                                       PA R I S      H I G H L I G H T S


                                                                                                                                   SHOPPING
                                                                                                                                   You have time to browse for souvenirs
                                                                                                                                   among the shops near Notre Dame.

                                                                                                                                   LUNCH
                                                                                                                                   Lunch with wine is served in a charming
                                                                                                                                   Parisian restaurant.

                                                                                                                                   WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                                                                                                                   Board your motorcoach for the drive via
                                                                                                                                   motorway to Paris. During your tour of
Café
                                                                                                                                   Paris, you drive along the elegant, tree-
                                                                                                                                   lined Champs-Elysees and past the Arc
             TOUR                                                                                                                  de Triomphe, viewing several perspectives
       LEH-A                          Eiffel Tower—Paris, France                                                                   of the Eiffel Tower. Your tour passes the
                                                                                                                                   Place de l’Opera and the Pont Neuf —
                                     Take in the city’s major landmarks,            PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES                            Paris’ ancient “New Bridge” — on your
DURATION                             including the Eiffel Tower and Notre           Eiffel Tower                                   way to the Ile de la Cite.
Approximately 10 1/2 hours
                                     Dame, on a tour that offers a superb           Detested by all Paris upon its completion
                                     overview of the “City of Light.”               for the Exposition of 1889, celebrating
                                     WHAT YOU VISIT
                                                                                    the 100th anniversary of the Revolution,
                                     Cathedral of Notre Dame                        the tower was nearly razed in 1909 but was
                                     The cathedral’s foundations were laid in       saved by the development of wireless radio.
                                     1163. This supreme example of Gothic           The first wireless telephones were tested on
NOTE
                                     architecture boasts a façade divided into      the tower in 1916. Today, the Eiffel Tower
The drive between Le Havre and
Paris is approximately three-hours
                                     three levels. The first level features three   is a beloved landmark.
each way.
                                     portals or main entrances, each adorned        Place de la Concorde
                                     with intricately carved figures and biblical   Flowers and chestnut trees surround this
                                     scenes. The cathedral’s last great rose win-   beautiful square — the scene of execution
                                     dow, located above the Galerie des Rois,       for thousands who perished during the terror
                                     anchors the façade’s second level; the         of the French Revolution. Marie Antoinette
                                     cathedral’s soaring towers form the third      and more than 1,000 other Frenchmen
                                     level. Notre Dame’s interior, colored by       met their fate at the guillotine. The famed
                                     light from the stained glass windows,          Obelisk and the gates to the Tuileries make
                                                                                                                                    Notre Dame— Paris
                                     inspires awe.                                  for two more photo possibilities.
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                                           PA R I S    &    S E I N E      R I V E R     C R U I S E
                                                                                                                                                       LEH-B
A delightful lunch of French treats, a glass     Galeries Lafayette                                the Musee d’Orsay, the Louvre, the Ile de
of wine, plus a leisurely cruise down the        This department store has a beautiful glass       la Cite, the Conciergerie, the Palais de      DURATION
Seine past some of the most inspired struc-      and steel dome, and Art Nouveau staircase         Justice and Notre Dame Cathedral.             Approximately 10 1/2 hours
tures in the entire world. What a romantic
                                                 built in 1912 by the architect Cahnautin.
way to spend your day in the “City of Light.”                                                      WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                                 The store is classified as an historic
PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES                              monument. Take in views of Paris from             Drive from Le Havre to Paris via France’s
Eiffel Tower                                     the terrace on the 7th floor.                     motorway. During your fascinating tour
Pause for a superb photo stop near this                                                            of Paris, you will drive along the elegant,
famed structure. Originally, built for the       SEINE RIVER CRUISE WITH LUNCH                     tree-lined Champs-Élysées past the
                                                                                                                                                 NOTE
Exposition of 1889 to commemorate the            & ENTERTAINMENT                                   164-foot-high Arc de Triomphe. You will       The drive between Le Havre and
                                                                                                                                                 Paris is approximately 3 hours each
100th anniversary of the French Revolution,      One of the most memorable ways to see             also pass the Opera House, Tuileries          way. Galeries Lafayette is closed on
                                                                                                                                                 Sundays and public holidays. As an
the Eiffel Tower was due to be torn down         Paris is on a leisurely cruise along the scenic   Gardens, the Louvre, Pont-Neuf and            alternative, time will be spent at

in 1909, but was saved by the development        Seine; combined with a typical French             the Champ de Mars.                            Notre Dame Cathedral for a visit
                                                                                                                                                 and shopping for souvenirs.

of the wireless. The first wireless telephones   lunch and musical performance. For your
were operated from the tower in 1916.            special day, sit back and relax with a glass
Today, it stands as Paris’ most recognizable     of wine, taking in such famous sites as
landmark.                                        the Palais de Chaillot, the Eiffel Tower,
                                                                                                                                                              TOUR

                                         N O R M A N D Y         L A N D I N G         B E A C H E S
                                                                                                                                                       LEH-C
This full-day tour of the Normandy beaches       place for 10,000 American soldiers. Walk          30-acre battlefield where, one inscription    DURATION
                                                                                                                                                 Approximately 10 1/2 hours
visits the historic sites of D-Day, the Museum   between the rows of stark white headstones        reads, “Soldiers lie forever united in the
of the Landing Day, and the American             that cover the greensward. A memorial and         chaos of war.”
Cemetery at Colleville-Saint Laurent.
                                                 a chapel flank the sea of graves.                 Omaha Beach
WHAT YOU VISIT                                                                                     The most ferocious resistance to the
Museum of the Landing Day                        PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES                                                                             NOTE
                                                                                                   Allied landings was encountered on
                                                 Arromanches Beach                                                                               The drive between Le Havre and the
Located in the small village of                                                                    Omaha Beach.                                  Landing Beaches is approximately
                                                 The remains of Mulberry, the artificial                                                         2 1/2 hours each way.
Arromanches, the museum commemorates
                                                 harbor where thousands of troops came
the D-Day landings. Models, dioramas                                                               WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                                 ashore, are still visible on the beach.
and a short film depict the monumental                                                             From Le Havre, drive to Ouistreham
exploits and heroic sacrifices of Allied         Pointe Du Hoc                                     and along the coast, passing the Sword,
forces in Operation Overlord.                    Three companies from the 2nd Ranger               Juno and Gold landing sites. Continue
                                                 Battalion scaled the 100-foot (30 m) cliffs       on to Arromanches and the remains of
American Cemetery
                                                 to capture this strategic position on D-Day.      the Mulberry artificial harbor.
The cemetery occupies a plateau overlook-
                                                 The Ranger Memorial towers above the
ing Omaha Beach and is the final resting
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                                                 A    TA S T E      O F    N O R M A N D Y:         C A LVA D O S           &   H O N F L E U R


                            Normandy has a rich tradition in the pro-       include the apple press, bright copper stills   TASTING AND REFRESHMENTS
                            duction of brandy. Experience a taste of        and the cellar where the Calvados is aged       Be treated to a special tasting of famous
                            this tradition before visiting the perfectly    in oak casks.                                   Normandy products including Calvados,
                            preserved 13th-century Norman fishing
                                                                            Honfleur
                                                                                                                            cheeses and a traditional apple tart with
                            village of Honfleur.
                                                                            The base for France’s 17th-century              fresh cream and cider.
                            WHAT YOU VISIT                                  voyages of colonization and the birthplace
                            Chateau du Breuil                                                                               WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                                                            of the Impressionist and Romantic art
                            The apples of the Normandy area are used                                                        From Le Havre, travel through the heart
                                                                            movements, Honfleur is a picturesque
                            to produce brandy called Calvados, as well                                                      of the Normandy countryside towards the
                                                                            fishing port. During your guided walk,
                            as the aperitif Pommeau and delicious                                                           village of Le Breuil en Auge and the stately
                                                                            take in the Vieux Bassin or old harbor
Brandy distillery           cider. Built in the 16th and 17th centuries                                                     castle of Chateau du Breuil. Continue to
                                                                            and pass the Lieutenance and the
                            and the former home of various noble                                                            Honfleur, today considered the birthplace
                                                                            town’s ancient gate, before visiting the
                            families, the Chateau du Breuil today spe-                                                      of the Impressionist and Romantic art
             TOUR                                                           15th-century wooden Church of Sainte
                            cializes in the creation of these products.                                                     movements. Your return drive to Le Havre
      LEH-D                 Your guided tour of the historic site will
                                                                            Catherine.
                                                                                                                            crosses the new Normandy Bridge span-
                                                                                                                            ning the Seine estuary.

DURATION
Approximately 5 1/2 hours




                             Chateau du Breuil

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                                                    V I S I T    T O    R O U E N
                                                                                                                                               LEH-K
Explore Normandy’s ancient capital on          Notre Dame Cathedral of Rouen                1431 that the English burned Joan of
a walking tour of one of France’s premier      A superb example of French Gothic            Arc at the stake. Today, the square boasts
tourist cities.                                                                                                                          DURATION
                                               architecture, the cathedral took 300 years   the Great Cross of Rehabilitation, erected   Approximately 5 1/2 hours

                                               to complete. The cast iron spire is the      in tribute to the Maid of Orleans;
WHAT YOU VISIT
Rouen
                                               largest in France and the central portal     a daring modern church is dedicated
Travel the old section of Rouen with           features an elaborately painted “Tree of     to her memory.
your guide, walking down narrow cob-           Jesus.” Your guide escorts you into the
                                               interior, which features a Lady Chapel,      WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY                   NOTE
bled lanes lined with ancient, timbered                                                                                                  The drive from Le Havre to Rouen
                                               the tombs of Rouen’s archbishops, secure     Depart Le Havre and travel through the       is approximately 1 1/2 hours each way.
houses. Rouen boasts over 700 of these
                                               behind wrought iron gates, and impressive    Norman countryside on the motorway,          On Sundays, the majority of the
medieval structures. Stroll down the                                                                                                     boutiques and shops remain closed;
                                               15th-century stained glass windows.          heading inland to Rouen. Upon arrival,       however, souvenir stores, restaurants,
bustling Rue Saint Romain and the Rue                                                                                                    cafés and bakeries remain open.
                                                                                            disembark near Saint Maclou Church for
du Gros Horloge, passing Rouen’s old
                                               PHOTO OPPORTUNITY                            your walking tour. Return to Le Havre on
fortified clock tower. Pass the law courts,
                                               Place du Vieux Marche                        the same route.
housed in a superb Renaissance building.
                                               Pause during your walking tour to admire
                                               Rouen’s old market square. It was here in

                                                                                                                                                       TOUR
                                                PA R I S     O N     Y O U R     O W N                                                          LEH-L
This excursion is perfect for guests famil-    SIGHTSEEING AND
iar with Paris. Enjoy a full day in the city                                                                                             DURATION
                                               SHOPPING TIPS                                                                             Approximately 10 1/2 hours
for independent sightseeing and shopping       Local currency is required for lunch
amidst the city’s legendary landmarks.         and entrance fees to popular attractions.
PARIS ON YOUR OWN
                                               Plan to exchange your currency onboard
Your motorcoach takes you to the city          the ship or at a currency exchange.
                                                                                                                                         NOTE
center, where you disembark at the Place       The Eiffel Tower is open daily, 9:30am-                                                   The drive between Le Havre and
                                                                                                                                         Paris is approximately three hours
de la Concorde — a favorite place for          11:00pm.                                                                                  each way.

shopping and sightseeing on the Right                                                                                                    Shopping is limited on Sundays.
                                               The Louvre is closed Tuesdays; all other
Bank. Spend the day as you please and
                                               days the Louvre is open 9:00am-6:00pm.
have lunch on your own. City maps are
provided for your convenience. Rejoin          The majority of shops are open Monday,
your motorcoach at the predetermined           2:00pm-7:00pm; and Tuesday to Saturday,
time in front of the entrance to the           10:00am-7:00pm; and closed Sunday.
Tuileries for the drive back to Le Havre.      Some shops close during lunchtime.            Champs-Elysees



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                                                                         T O U R        O F   T H E     L O U V R E       M U S E U M          I N     PA R I S
      LEH-M
                                           Make the most of your time in Paris —              PHOTO OPPORTUNITY                                  WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                           an experienced guide will introduce you            Pause along the Champ de Mars for                  Board your motorcoach for the drive via
DURATION
Approximately 10 /2 hours
                   1                       to the highlights of the Louvre, then take         a photograph of the Eiffel Tower.                  motorway to Paris. Your route passes the
                                           a break for luncheon at Altitude 95 on the
                                                                                                                                                 Place de la Concorde, the Tuileries, the
                                           Eiffel Tower.                                      LUNCH AT THE EIFFEL TOWER                          Orsay Museum and the Champ Élysées.
                                           WHAT YOU VISIT
                                                                                              Detested by all Paris upon its completion          Return to Le Havre via the same route.
                                           Louvre                                             for the Exposition of 1889, which celebrated
                                           The former royal palace is perhaps the             the 100th anniversary of the Revolution,
                                           greatest repository of fine art in the world.      the tower was nearly razed in 1909. Today,
NOTE
This tour is not available when the        It would take years to see all the master-         the Eiffel Tower is Paris’ beloved landmark.
Louvre Museum is closed on Tuesdays.
The tour is also not available on public   pieces on display. Fortunately, your experi-       Take the elevator to the first level, and then
holidays and on the first Sunday of
each month as the Louvre is closed         enced guide offers highlights of the Louvre,       climb the short staircase to Altitude 95.
to groups.
                                           including the Venus de Milo, the Winged            The restaurant’s large windows offer
                                           Victory, Leonardo de Vinci’s immortal              charming views of Paris.
                                           Mona Lisa, and other paintings by such
                                                                                                                                                     The Louvre
                                           masters as Delacroix and Gericault.

              TOUR

       LEH-P                                                                                     E T R E TAT        &    F E C A M P


                                           The high cliffs and beaches at Etretat             WHAT YOU VISIT                                     from the monks’ library. And of course,
DURATION                                   inspired the Impressionist painters Monet          Etretat
Approximately 4 1/2 hours
                                                                                                                                                 tour the cellars, visit the distillery and
                                           and Isabey. Explore this quaint seaside            Famous as an inspiration to the                    sample the delicious liqueur.
                                           town and then visit the home of                    Impressionists, this quaint village
                                           Benedictine liqueur in Fecamp.                                                                        SHOPPING
                                                                                              also boasts a colorful marketplace.
                                                                                                                                                 Time is allowed to shop for unique gifts
                                                                                              Fecamp
                                                                                                                                                 and mementos in Etretat and at the Palais
                                                                                              Tour the Palais Benedictine, the 19th-cen-
                                                                                                                                                 Benedictine’s boutique in Fecamp.
                                                                                              tury factory where Benedictine liqueur is
                                                                                              produced. The owner’s deep interest in
                                                                                                                                                 WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
                                                                                              religious art led to his discovery of the
                                                                                                                                                 From Le Havre, drive through the Norman
                                                                                              old Benedictine recipe. Tour the museum
                                                                                                                                                 countryside to the seaside resorts of Etretat
                                                                                              rooms of the Palais, a repository of art
                                                                                                                                                 and Fecamp.
                                                                                              from the Abbey of Fecamp that includes
                                            Benedictine Palace
                                                                                              statues, monastic charters, art and books

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Q. WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF TAKING                                  Q. HOW CAN I BE SURE I AM CONFIRMED ON THE                        Q. DOES PRINCESS OWN THE TOUR COMPANIES
   ORGANIZED SHORE EXCURSIONS?                                           TOURS I WANT?                                                     IN THE PORTS?
A. There are a number of advantages to taking organized               A.If you elect to use our online booking form at princess.com,    A. No, all of the tours are operated by local, independent
tours offered by Princess, such as:                                   you receive an immediate confirmation of the status of your       companies. We selected only the most reputable companies
Quality: We have carefully inspected all of our ports and             requested tours. The site shows the remaining capacity on         available to provide your excursions. The companies provid-
we offer you shore excursions from only the most reputable            all tours, so you know if you are                                 ing your excursions are selected by Princess based on their
local agencies.                                                       confirmed or waitlisted.                                          excellent reputation for service and safety.
Variety: All our tours are designed both to feature the most          To avoid disappointment, please reserve your tours as early       Q. ARE THE TOURS GUIDED?
popular and interesting attractions in each port and to satisfy       as possible. Many excursions have limited capacity and            A. Yes. All of our tours include local English-speaking
the diverse needs and interests of our passengers.                    reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis.        guides except for On Your Own tours and where
Service: What could be easier than letting us arrange your            If the specific tour time you requested is fully booked,          otherwise noted.
tours for you? By having your tours organized onboard, you            Princess may schedule you on an alternate departure that
can best maximize your time in port and avoid having to               corresponds with your other tour selections. If your tour         Q. SHOULD I TIP THE TOUR GUIDE?
make independent, last-minute arrangements.                           choice is not available, we will put you on a waitlist and        A. Tipping is a discretionary matter. It is, however, customary
Safety: Your safety and security are of the utmost importance         attempt to obtain more space on the excursion.                    around the world, if one is pleased with their tour, to tip
to us and they are the primary consideration in the development                                                                         the tour guide. A general rule of thumb is $2 per person for
                                                                      If you have companions traveling with you or in other state-
and operation of our tour programs.                                                                                                     a half-day tour and $5 per person for a full-day tour.
                                                                      rooms and would like everyone to be on the same tour
Value: We endeavor to select local tour operators who pro-            departure, order all the excursions on one Tour Reservation       Q. ARE THERE CHILDREN’S PRICES AVAILABLE?
vide shore excursions of the highest quality. And we carefully        Form. Forms sent in individually, even if at the same time,       A. Yes, some tours offer children’s prices for children under
monitor prices to ensure that you are receiving good value.           may be separated and entered at different times. This might       the age of 12 years. If you are traveling with children,
Q. IS A VISA REQUIRED FOR ANY OF THE PORTS I VISIT?                   cause you to be booked on a different departure than your         please pre-reserve the number of child tickets you would
A. Please review the information detailed in the cover letter         companions or waitlisted on a tour for which your compan-         like on the Tour Reseveration Form or on the web site.
included in the Pre-Cruise document folder regarding any              ions are confirmed.                                               Once on board, check your tour tickets to ensure you have
applicable visas for your specific voyage.                            Q. HOW DOES THE ADVENTURES ASHORE PROGRAM                         received the correct number of child tickets. If you have
                                                                         OPERATE ONBOARD?                                               received the incorrect number of child tickets, visit the Tour
Q. HOW DO I RESERVE MY TOURS IN ADVANCE
                                                                      A. Our Shore Excursion Manager runs the onboard portion of        Office as soon as possible to make any necessary adjust-
    OF MY CRUISE?
                                                                      the Adventures Ashore program. Tour Office staff are available    ments. Child prices are not available for tours involving
A. Simply complete and mail or fax to us the Tour Reservation
                                                                      to answer questions and make tour reservations for you.           flights or hotel stays. Toddlers aged 3 and younger sitting
Form, found in the Pre-Cruise Information Packet. In order to
                                                                                                                                        on a parent’s lap (not occupying a seat), are not charged
process your tour selections, we must receive your form by the        Once onboard and in your stateroom, you will find tickets for
closing date listed on it. We highly recommend visiting our                                                                             for most tours. If a parent would like their infant to occupy
                                                                      the tours you reserved in advance. If you have not yet reserved
website at princess.com to read full tour descriptions and                                                                              a seat or would like to utilize a safety seat, the parent must
                                                                      tours or would like to purchase additional excursions, you’ll
to complete the Tour Reservation Form online. This new and                                                                              purchase a tour ticket for the infant at the published tour
                                                                      find a Tour Order Form in your stateroom.
exciting feature provides the fastest and most convenient                                                                               price. Parents are also responsible for bringing a safety seat
way to reserve your tours.                                            You’ll also find a schedule of daily activities in the Princess   for their child.
                                                                      Patter, which features Adventures Ashore program information,
Please keep in mind that you will receive your tickets when                                                                             Q. ARE THERE ANY AGE RESTRICTIONS ON TOURS?
                                                                      including Tour Office hours and the closing time for bookings.
you arrive onboard, and all of your tour purchases are charged                                                                          A. For most tours, there is no minimum age for children
to your shipboard account. Therefore, advance payment is              Throughout your cruise, the Tour Office will be open for          as long as they are accompanied by a parent or guardian.
neither required nor accepted.                                        additional shore excursion bookings. Remember, tickets are        Unaccompanied children must be 18 years of age or older.
Since some excursions have capacity limitations, we encourage you     sold on a first-come, first-served basis and space on tours
to reserve your tours as early as possible to avoid disappointment.   is limited, so please bring your order form and book early.
Reservations are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.       A drop box is located near the Tour Office where you may
We suggest you bring this tour brochure with you on your              deposit your order form at any time.
cruise for reference purposes.


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 Q. WHAT TYPE OF CLOTHING SHOULD I WEAR WHILE                       Q. WILL I MISS MEALS IF I GO ON TOURS?                              Q. WHAT IS REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN A CERTIFIED
    ON TOUR OR IN PORT?                                             A. When the ship is in port, the meal times are adjusted to            DIVE TOUR?
 A. During your cruise, the climate can range from temperate        accommodate the departure and return times of the                   A. An open-water scuba certification must be presented in
 and cool to hot and humid. Please plan to dress in layered,        excursions, so passengers on tour do not miss any meals.            order to participate in a certified dive tour. Unfortunately,
 light to medium–weight clothing and comfortable, low-heeled        The only exceptions to this are passengers on longer tours          we are unable to accommodate divers with either a Junior
 walking shoes.                                                     that include lunch.                                                 Open Water or a Scuba Diver rating due to the depth limita-
 Since weather conditions may vary, we suggest you also pack                                                                            tions imposed by these certifications. The sport-diving industry
                                                                    Q. CAN I CANCEL AN EXCURSION I’VE PURCHASED?
 a sweater, a light jacket and an all-weather coat. In addition,                                                                        recommends that divers take an update course if they have not
                                                                    A. Due to the nature of the packages involving hotel accom-         been diving within the last six months. Please note that some
 don’t forget a hat or visor, a collapsible umbrella, sunglasses,
                                                                    modations, flights and private vehicles, these excursions are       dive operators may reserve the right to refuse to take divers
 sun screen and of course your camera and extra film.
                                                                    not refundable after the closing date on the Tour Reservations      who cannot provide proof of the date of their last dive or scuba
 Remember to bring your binoculars and camera, and please           Form, which is 30 days prior to sailing:                            review course. We recommend you bring a log book or proof
 pack extra film, as it is often very expensive at the different
 venues you will be visiting. If you plan to participate on an                                                                          that you’ve recently completed a review course.
                                                                      • PRIVATE VEHICLE BOOKINGS
 overland tour and will need to recharge video equipment or
 use a hair dryer, we suggest you bring an international adapter.     • CUZCO & MACHU PICCHU OVERLAND                                   Q. ARE THERE ANY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR
                                                                                                                                           PARTICIPATING IN AN INTRODUCTORY SCUBA
 Whenever you plan on going ashore, we highly encourage               • GALAPAGOS OVERLAND ADVENTURE                                       DIVING TOUR?
 you to leave your valuables and jewelry onboard. While ashore,
                                                                      • AYERS ROCK & RAIN FORST OUTBACK ADVENTURE                       A. Yes, there are certain medical conditions that may prevent
 please take care in protecting your purses, cameras and other
                                                                                                                                        your participation in our Introductory Scuba Diving Program.
 personal items. We suggest you carry a photocopy of your
                                                                      • BEIJING & THE GREAT WALL OVERLAND ADVENTURE                     Accordingly, you must complete a medical history form and
 passport when going ashore as you may need your passport
 number to exchange currency.                                                                                                           liability waiver/release form that will be provided onboard or by
                                                                      • GRAND OVERLAND: HO CHI MINH CITY & ANGKOR WAT
                                                                                                                                        the tour operator at the beginning of the tour. Following is a
 Please be mindful that in some of the countries you’ll visit,
                                                                      • DELHI, AGRA & THE TAJ MAHAL                                     non-inclusive list of several medical conditions that may prevent
 the local people may have somewhat more conservative views
                                                                                                                                        you from safely participating in scuba diving. Any of these con-
 concerning dress than those to which you are accustomed.             • DELUXE GRAND OVERLAND: LUXOR, KARNAK,
                                                                                                                                        ditions would also require that you are examined by a qualified
 Generally shorts, tank tops, and short skirts are not acceptable       VALLEY OF KINGS, ASWAN, ABU SIMBEL & CARIO
                                                                                                                                        physician and obtain written permission from the doctor prior
 dress when visiting churches or places of worship. Specific
                                                                    For other tours in each port of call, a “Closing Time for           to your cruise. Heart disease or previous heart attack, diabetes,
 information regarding appropriate dress in these ports will be
                                                                    Bookings” is listed on the Tour Order Form found in your            epilepsy or seizures, high blood pressure or take medicine to
 provided onboard.
                                                                    stateroom. This is the time when the bookings for the tours         control blood pressure, presently taking prescription medicines
 Please note that for those water-related excursions where we
                                                                    in that port close and we notify the local operators of the         with the exception of birth control, pregnancy, asthma or any
 suggest you wear your bathing suit, cover-up and hat, we have
                                                                    final excursion requirements.                                       form of lung disease, recent surgery, blackouts, sinus problems,
 placed a symbol next to the tour description. Also, please
                                                                    You may cancel an excursion if it is prior to the closing time      fear of closed spaces, recurring complicated migraine
 remember your sunscreen, towel and camera and to leave
                                                                    whether you reserve an excursion in advance or book onboard.        headaches, recurrent ear problems, and severe motion
 your valuables onboard. For all golf tours, collared shirts and
                                                                    We cannot cancel a tour if it is past this closing time, nor can    sickness. For introductory Scuba Diving tours there is a
 either long pants or Bermuda-style shorts (no cut-offs,
                                                                    we refund tours on which you choose not to go.                      minimum age of 10. Passengers under the age of 18 must
 bathing suits, etc.) are required.
                                                                                                                                        be accompanied by an adult.
 Q. WILL I MISS THE SHIP IF I GO ON TOURS?                          Q. SHOULD I BRING MY OWN SNORKELING EQUIPMENT
                                                                       ON MY CRUISE?                                                    Q. ARE THERE ANY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR
 A. One very important feature of taking an excursion organ-
                                                                    A. Some tours have a limited amount of snorkeling equipment            PARTICIPATING IN A HELMET DIVING TOUR?
 ized by Princess is that we closely monitor the departures and
                                                                    available but generally passengers will enjoy the tours more if     A. Yes, there are certain medical conditions that may prevent
 returns of all our tours. Therefore, our ships do not sail until
                                                                    they provide their own equipment. Snorkeling equipment is not       your participation in helmet diving tour. Accordingly, you will
 all of our organized tour transportation has returned, so you
                                                                    available for rent onboard and difficult to find ashore. Although   be required to complete a medical history form and liability
 can be assured that you won’t miss the ship. Please keep in
                                                                    some tours include mask and snorkel, fins are not generally         waiver/release form that will be supplied onboard or by the
 mind that when you make your own arrangements in port,
                                                                    available on tours.                                                 tour operator. Additionally, children must be at least 8 years old
 or if you leave an organized tour, we will no longer be aware
                                                                                                                                        and weigh at least 75 pounds in order to participate.
 of your whereabouts; so be sure to schedule yourself with
 ample time to return to the ship before it sails.

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                                                                         Q U E S T I O N S             &     A N S W E R S


Q. ON SPORTFISHING TOURS, DO I GET TO KEEP THE                        • Do not leave any of your belongings unattended in                For more information on the terms and conditions for Adventures
   FISH I CATCH?                                                       public areas.                                                     Ashore, please refer to the Special Information section.
A. No, Princess sportfishing tours are part of a “catch and
                                                                                                                                         Every effort will be made to accommodate all passengers on
release” program for endangered sportfish. Other fish that are        • Be generally aware of people and activities around you.          the tour of their choice but, tours are operated by independent
edible and not endangered are typically landed and kept by
                                                                      • Do not accept packages from anyone you don’t know                local companies and not by Princess. The final determination
the boat crew. As one of our boat captains said, “We guaran-
                                                                        personally.                                                      to let any passenger participate is made by the tour operator
tee fishing, not catching.”
                                                                                                                                         and therefore if, in the judgement of the tour operator, the
                                                                      • Keep a low profile–dress and behave conservatively.              safety or comfort of any passenger is in question, guests may
Q. IS THERE TIME FOR SHOPPING ON THE TOURS?
                                                                                                                                         be denied participation. This evaluation may not be able to be
A. Shopping is, for many, an important part of travel and,            • Be careful when eating and drinking ashore.                      determined until meeting directly with the local tour operator.
wherever possible, time for this activity is allowed within the
                                                                      We thank you in advance for following these recommendations,       Guests who need any special accommodation (wheelchair use,
framework of most of our excursions. Please note, however,
                                                                      which we believe will enhance the enjoyment of your cruise.        etc.) should check in with the Shore Excursion Manager once
that the actual amount of time available for shopping is
                                                                                                                                         onboard to communicate their needs so advance arrangements
generally limited.
                                                                      Q. WHAT ELSE SHOULD I ANTICIPATE IN PORTS?                         may be made with the tour operator.
Q. DO THE TOURS INCLUDE MUCH WALKING AND                              A. Keep in mind that some sites you’ll be visiting are extremely
   STAIR CLIMBING?                                                    popular among both tourists and locals. Therefore, you may
A. All of our excursions involve some walking and some excursions     encounter crowded conditions, whether participating in one
include more walking and stair climbing than others. Walking may      of our tours or sightseeing on your own. Regrettably, we have
be over uneven surfaces such as cobblestone city streets or the       no control over this situation.
rocky pathways of ancient ruins. On many tours, it is necessary       With regard to photography, some venues may prohibit the
to negotiate stairs. Please keep in mind that most of the buildings   use of flash cameras, so fast-speed film is recommended.
you will be visiting were constructed well before conveniences        In some places, photography may be prohibited altogether
such as elevators were invented and have been preserved in their      or a fee may be imposed for the use of cameras or video
original state. Please refer to our tour symbols following each       cameras. We ask that you observe any restrictions and,
tour description for more information and guidance.                   if in doubt, ask your guide for assistance.

Q. WHAT DOES PRINCESS DO TO ENSURE MY SAFETY                          Q. WHAT DO YOU RECOMMEND FOR PHYSICALLY
   WHILE I’M ASHORE?                                                     CHALLENGED PASSENGERS?
A. Our primary concern at Princess is your safety and security.       A. Our answer, of course, depends on the type and degree
We are in continuing contact with authorities concerning any          of the disability. In general, if passengers are able to walk on
travel advisories that might impact our cruises. If the U.S. State    their own, we recommend those tours that we designated as
Department advises against travel to specific locations we visit,     requiring a moderate level of activity (see Tour Symbols section
we would make the necessary changes to the published itinerary.       inside the front cover). The transport on some tours may be
Although such itinerary changes occur infrequently, please            able to accommodate a collapsible wheelchair stored below
understand that these changes are for your own safety and             the bus; scooters or motorized wheelchairs are often too large
security and are beyond our control.                                  to be stored on the transports used for the tours. If passengers
Despite all of our efforts and in light of recent world events,       are non-ambulatory, we generally recommend independent
we remind all of our passengers that they must ultimately             transportation for their comfort and convenience. Our Shore
assume responsibility for their actions while ashore. In this         Excursion staff can provide them with suggested tour
regard, we would like to remind you of some common sense              itineraries. We also recommend that non-ambulatory
precautions when visiting ports-of-call:                              passengers be accompanied by someone who is able
                                                                      to assist them throughout the duration of the tour.
• Stay in the normal tourist areas and don’t travel to out-of-                                                                             Easter Island
  the-way places without the benefit of a guided tour.




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                                                                                    S P E C I A L          I N F O R M AT I O N


          CONDITIONS In selling tickets (including            Passengers are requested to report to the         SHOPPING Where possible, time for                 VEHICLE HIRE AND DRIVING OVERSEAS
          coupons or vouchers) or otherwise promoting         specified departure location (either onboard      shopping has been allowed within the              Before hiring cars, motorbikes or mopeds
          or making arrangements for Shore Excursions–        ship or pierside) at the designated time, as      framework of some excursions. However,            at any of the ports-of-call, we ask you to
          whether for air, land or local water                delay on your part can interfere with the         excursions are not primarily designed for         carefully consider your own driving experience
          transportation; tours; sports or any other          pleasure of your fellow passengers.               shopping, and time allowed for this purpose       and skills in the context of the traffic
          recreational activities; shore accommodations                                                         may be limited.                                   conditions and driving standards that you
                                                              EXCURSIONS WITH LIMITED PARTICIPATION
          or meals or for any service, facility or activity                                                                                                       are likely to encounter. In addition to
                                                              Shore Excursions may be purchased in              REFUNDS No refunds can be made on any
          other than onboard Princess’ cruise ships –                                                                                                             making sure that you are correctly licensed
                                                              advance of your cruise departure or onboard       ticket, coupon or voucher unless notice of
          Princess acts only as agent for the independent                                                                                                         and insured to drive a vehicle, you should
                                                              ship on a first-come, first served basis. Many    cancellation is given before the closing date
          tour operator supplying such excursions or                                                                                                              also satisfy yourself regarding the condition
                                                              of our excursions have limited participation      indicated on the booking form for the
          services. Participation by a passenger in Shore                                                                                                         of the vehicle to be hired and standards to
                                                              and reservation forms will be processed in        excursions involved. The times when bookings
          Excursions is conditioned upon such                                                                                                                     which it has been maintained.
                                                              the order received. When excursions are           will close will be published onboard. In the
          passenger’s acceptance of the terms and
                                                              fully subscribed, additional requests will be     event of any excursion being canceled for         WITHDRAWAL OF TOURS The Tour
          conditions set forth in the Passage Contract
                                                              placed on a waiting list in the order received.   reasons beyond our control, a full refund         Operator reserves the right to withdraw
          contained in the Cruise Ticket, the Shore
                                                                                                                will be made. However, should any                 any excursion through lack of demand and
          Excursion Ticket and, depending on the              PERSONAL POSSESSIONS Coats, wraps,
                                                                                                                excursion have to be abandoned through            to make any alterations that they may
          activity, other documents which, among other        umbrellas, cameras, handbags, traveling
                                                                                                                force majeure or difficulties en route, the       deem advisable for the comfort of the
          things, expressly release Princess from any         bags and similar personal articles remain
                                                                                                                best possible refund will be arranged             passengers, bearing in mind the convenience
          liability for such participation. Participation     at all times through the tour under the
                                                                                                                according to the circumstances.                   and best interest of each group.
          may also be subject to the independent tour         passenger’s custody and control. Be careful

          operators’ own terms and conditions.                that you do not leave your possessions            TRANSPORTATION Passengers should                  ECOLOGY & ENVIRONMENT. It is our
                                                              unattended at any time in the car or coach        appreciate that standards of transport vary       policy to maintain a positive and proactive
          EXCURSION TIMINGS Departure times
                                                              in which you are traveling.                       considerably throughout the world.                position in relation to the environment.
          for each tour will be listed on the Shore
                                                                                                                Air-conditioned coaches are not available in      We realize that there is much work to be
          Excursions Order Form, which you will receive       PRICES The prices for the Shore Excursions
                                                                                                                many areas, and in some, local buses are the      done to achieve our company goals. To
          onboard. These have been published                  are in U.S. dollars and subject to adjustment
                                                                                                                best available. Cars or taxis are also used at    this end we are continually striving to
          according to information from our Agents,           without notice. All quotations made include
                                                                                                                some ports where coach or bus transportation      increase awareness of any environmental
          but are subject to change should the vessel’s       conveyance according to the itinerary and,
                                                                                                                is not available or limited. Where excursions     issues that are likely to affect any of the
          arrival time at any port be delayed, or the         where applicable, meals, refreshments, guides,
                                                                                                                are operated by car, four to eight passengers     excursions we offer. We work closely with our
          itinerary for any particular excursion be           and entrance fees, unless otherwise stated.
                                                                                                                are allocated to each car. Passengers wishing     local agents to convey any environmental
          amended. Prior to arrival at each port-of-call,     Children, other than infants in arms, will be
                                                                                                                to travel with friends should all leave the       messages in our shore excursion programs
          the departure times of each excursion will          charged full fare unless noted otherwise.
                                                                                                                ship together, as this will help the Tour Staff   and therefore ask you to support us in our
          be confirmed in the Princess Patter. Please
                                                                                                                to allocate them space in the same vehicle.       efforts by respecting the cultures, customs
          note that the time shown will be the time
                                                                                                                For the comfort of all passengers, smoking is     and environmental issues of the various
          the last tour vehicle leaves the pier.
                                                                                                                prohibited aboard the sightseeing vehicles.       destinations we visit.




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