bucket list vacations
See the world one dream vacation at a time.
2012 • 1
eveRY jouRneY BeGins With A
every journey begins with a dream. to see polar bears frolic
in an ice field and glaciers fill the horizon. to stand in awe
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before the taj Mahal and swim next to the Great Barrier
Reef. to spot a pride of lions in the distance and a legion of
terracotta Warriors in the darkness. to see Machu Picchu
soar into the clouds and Angkor Wat emerge from the jungle.
in the following pages you will find these dreams laid out
in attainable detail, for we have combined land and sea
components to create life-changing adventures. if any of these
unique experiences are on your bucket list, then crossing it off
will be easy. All you need to do is contact our agency.
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•• Meet YouR tRAveL PRovideRs
Globus – the world leader in first-class escorted travel with
more than 80 years of experience providing unforgettable
moments every step of the way.
“The world is a
Avalon Waterways – sets the standard in river cruising with
book and those the newest fleet and extraordinary itineraries, services and
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who do not
Monograms – independent vacations with on-trip support so
travel read only you get more fun and less hassle from your vacation.
one page.” Holland America Line – a premium cruise line featuring
mid-sized ships, personalized service, five-star dining, and a
– St. Augustine sophisticated ambiance.
10 11 12 Princess Cruises – renowned for innovative ships, an array
of onboard options, and an environment of exceptional
Azamara Club Cruises – jewel-box ships featuring itineraries
with more overnight and late-night stays, so you can enjoy
the ports without feeling rushed.
13 14 15 We can arrange additional wish-fulfilling vacations to hawaii,
Antarctica, and more! contact our agency for upgrades, extensions,
and air-inclusive pricing options for many of these vacations, and
cross your dream travel experience off your bucket list today!
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on 2012 bucket list vacations booked by March 4, 2012!
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Aussie & kiwi explorer
16 dAys from cAirns to fiji
jANUARy-DECEMbER DAILy DEPARTURES
Welcome to Cairns, “Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef” and one of the Seven Natural Wonders AvAILAbLE PRICE FRoM $3,539*
of the World. Here you will spend three overnights and will cruise to Green Island, one of the many
tropical islands on Australia’s famous Great Barrier Reef. Here you can choose to snorkel, take a INCLUDED FEATURES
glass-bottom boat tour or walk through the island’s cool rainforest. Next, fly to Ayers Rock, where American breakfast (B) daily; Local Host service in
guided sightseeing takes you to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), visits the Cultural Centre, and includes a Cairns and Queenstown; guided sightseeing
walking tour around the base of Uluru (Ayers Rock). Late in the day, travel to “Sunset Strip” for a
drink and canapés as you witness the changing colors of the rock. In Alice Springs, visit the Old
Choose from a selection of hotel types and locations to
Telegraph Station, Anzac Hill, School of the Air and the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Spend three
match your style and budget.
nights in beautiful Sydney, where guided sightseeing includes a Sydney Opera House and Harbour
Bridge photo stop, the historic “Rocks” area and world-famous Bondi Beach. AIRPoRT TRANSFERS
Included on brochure dates if you purchase air from
A flight delivers you to Queenstown, New Zealand, for three overnights. While here, enjoy one of Monograms
the highlights of the trip: a full-day guided trip to Fiordland National Park with cruise on Milford
PERSoNALIzE yoUR ExPERIENCE
Sound. You’ll also appreciate all the free time to explore the “Adventure Capital of the World.”
Here is a sample of the ACTIVITIES & EXCURSIONS offered
by Monograms. We’ve also included some ON YOUR OWN
Finally, fly to Nadi, Fiji, for three overnights. Sightseeing of the island features a visit to Viseisei
suggestions from your Monograms Local Hosts.
Village, where the Fijian people first landed centuries ago, and the Garden of the Sleeping Garden
to see a stunning collection of tropical orchids. Stop at the Vuda Lookout, a tropical fruit farm CAIRNS
perched on a cliff, where you will sample fruit and juice from the orchard. Time in this relaxing Activities & Excursions: Upgrade to a full day on the Outer Barrier Reef. • Visit a local zoo to see
island paradise is the perfect way to conclude your grand South Pacific adventure! crocodiles, kangaroos and koalas. • Visit the quiet mountain village of Kuranda via the Kuranda
Scenic Railway. On Your Own: Stroll along the waterside boardwalk known as “The Esplanade.” •
Enjoy a fresh seafood dinner near the marina.
Day 1 Arrive in Cairns, Australia. Activities & Excursions: Take a helicopter ride to view Uluru. • Ride a camel through the desert.
Day 2 Cairns. (B) On Your Own: Shop for Aboriginal art. • Relax in the pool.
FIJI Day 3 Cairns. (B)
Cairns 3 Great Barrier 3 Day 4 Cairns–Ayers Rock. (B)
AUSTRALIA Day 5 Ayers Rock. (B)
Activities & Excursions: Enjoy dinner at a revolving restaurant for a spectacular 360-degree view
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Day 6 Ayers Rock–Alice Springs. (B)
of the city. • Climb to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. • Take a cruise on beautiful Sydney
Day 7 Alice Springs–Sydney. (B)
Harbour. On Your Own: Stroll along Darling Harbour. • Rent a bike and explore Centennial Park. •
Sydney Auckland Day 8 Sydney. (B)
Dine at a restaurant in the “Rocks.”
Day 9 Sydney. (B) QUEENSTOWN
Sea NEW Day 10 Sydney–Queenstown, New Zealand. (B) Activities & Excursions: Take an exhilarating jet boat ride. • Visit a local vineyard to sample wine. •
Milford Sound ZEALAND Day 11 Queenstown. Milford Sound Excursion. (B) Tour some of the sights used to film The Lord of the Rings trilogy. • Take a gondola up Bob’s Peak
Queenstown Day 12 Queenstown. (B) and enjoy dinner at Skyline Restaurant. On Your Own: Take a walk through the botanic gardens. •
Day 13 Queenstown–Fly to Nadi, Fiji. (B) Go skiing in the winter months (roughly early July to early October).
Day 14 Nadi, Fiji. (B) Terms & Conditions: *From price based on double occupancy, and does not include air travel. Land only price does not include the
Day 15 Nadi, Fiji. (B) following intravacation flights: Cairns/Ayers Rock; Ayers Rock/Alice Springs; Alice Springs/Sydney; Sydney/Queenstown; Queenstown/
Day 16 Nadi, Fiji. (B) Nadi. These flights are available for purchase from Monograms; please contact our travel agency for pricing.
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fAscinAting vietnAm, cAmbodiA
& the mekong river
14 dAys from ho chi minh city to bAngkok
From its source high up in the Tibetan Plateau, the powerful, Mekong River courses for over SEPTEMbER-DECEMbER DEPARTURES AvAILAbLE
3,000 miles through China, Burma, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, providing a lifeline LAND/CRUISE PRICE FRoM $3,619*
for millions of people. In Vietnam, cruise the massive Mekong Delta that covers an area of some
15,000 square miles. INCLUDED FEATURES
cruise: Deluxe 7-night cruise from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap in an outside stateroom with
This picturesque area is dotted by rice paddies, fish farms, fruit orchards, and more. The rice hotel-style beds
produced in the delta accounts for more than half of Vietnam’s rice production, so it’s no surprise ho chi minh city: Sightseeing with a Local Guide; walking tour of the city’s landmarks; visit the
that it is commonly referred to as the “rice bowl” of the country. Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum, and Ben Thanh Market; cooking class; welcome dinner;
Cu Chi Tunnels excursion; visit a rubber plantation; begin your cruise on the Mekong
In Cambodia, explore French-influenced Phnom Penh, the spectacular Silver Pagoda, and learn
cAi be: Visit An Kiet House and a cathedral; see how rice paper, rice wine, and traditional candy are made
about the sobering Khmer Rouge regime. North of the city you cruise on the Tonle River, which
connects the main Mekong with Tonle Sap or “Great Lake.” This is the most picturesque part of sA dec: Visit a brick factory, rice factory, local market, and the ancient house of Mr. Hyunh Thuy Le
your journey, as the river narrows and passes through villages and woodlands. chAu doc: Visit a local fish farm and the religious sites at Sam Mountain; walking tour of a local market
phnom penh: Visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and one of the Killing Fields; sightseeing by
The luxurious Avalon AngkorSM was specifically designed to cruise where other ships are unable private cyclo including the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum
to go – without sacrificing any of the comforts you expect. Her design allows us to be the first
prek bAng kong: Walking tour through the village to see silk weaving
and only in the industry to cruise all the way from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap (or vice versa).
Angkor bAn: Walking tour through the village
kAmpong chAm: Visit Phnom Pros, Phnom Srey, Nokorbachey, and Wat Hanchey; partake in
dAily itinerAry traditional water blessing by local monks
udong: Visit a monastery; lecture on Buddhism
Day 1 Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. (Fri.)
kAmpong trAlAch: Ride on a traditional ox cart through the countryside
Day 2 Ho Chi Minh City. (Sat.) (B,L,D)
Day 3 Ho Chi Minh City. Cu Chi Tunnels Excursion. siem reAp: Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple, Angkor Wat, Ta
(Sun.) (B,L) Prohm, and Banteay Srei; Les Artisans d’Angkor, Apsara dance performance
Day 4 Ho Chi Minh City (Embarkation). (Mon.) (B,L,D)
Day 5 Cruising: Cai Be–Sa Dec. (Tue.) (B,L,D)
American breakfast daily (B), 10 lunches (L), 9 dinners (D), including a welcome dinner in Ho Chi Minh
Day 6 Cruising: Chau Doc, Vietnam–Cambodian City and a farewell dinner in Siem Reap
Border Crossing. (Wed.) (B,L,D)
2 Siem Reap
Day 7 Cruising: Phnom Penh. (Thu.) (B,L,D) SUPERIoR HoTELS
Tonle Sap CAMBODIA Day 8 Cruising: Prek Bang Kong–Angkor Ban. HO CHI MINH CITY InterContinental Asiana Saigon (D), SIEM REAP Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa (D),
(Fri.) (B,L,D) BANGKOK InterContinental Bangkok (D)
Day 9 Cruising: Kampong Cham–Wat Hanchey.
Mekong 3 Ho Chi Minh City (Sat.) (B,L,D) AIRPoRT TRANSFERS
Day 10 Cruising: Prek Dam–Udong–Kampong Tralach. Included on brochure dates if you purchase air from Avalon.
Cai Be (Sun.) (B,L,D)
Day 11 Cruising: Siem Reap (Disembarkation). (Mon.) (B,L) Terms & Conditions: *From price based on double occupancy in category B, a deluxe outside stateroom on Mekong Deck, and does
not include air travel. Upgrades to category A on Tonle Deck are available from $300 per person. Participation in this tour requires the
Day 12 Siem Reap. (Tue.) (B,D) purchase of the following flights from Avalon Waterways not included in the price above: (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway and
Day 13 Siem Reap–Bangkok, Thailand. (Wed.) (B) intra-tour air segments, sharting at $2381 (based on San Francisco, departure in March, 2012) or (2) intra-tour air segments only. Required
intra-tour air segment is: Siem Reap/Bangkok. Air prices in this brochure were effective on August 10, 2011 and their availability is limited.
Day 14 Bangkok. (Thu.) (B) At the time you purchase your tour, air prices may be higher. For current prices, please contact our travel agency.
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kenyA & tAnzAniA:
the sAfAri experience
15 dAys from nAirobi to ArushA
Africa—a land of breathtaking scenery, majestic wildlife, and a distinct culture! In Samburu jANUARy-DECEMbER DEPARTURES
National Reserve, grab your camera and watch for lions, leopards, elephants, Somali ostrich, AvAILAbLE PRICE FRoM $4,599*
reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebras, cheetah, Nile crocodile, and more than 300 species of birds.
In Lake Nakuru National Park, the lake’s algae attracts millions of pink flamingos. You may also INCLUDED FEATURES
spot waterbuck, giraffe, impala, and striped hyena. Visit the Serengeti region, which has one of nAirobi Visit the Karen Blixen Museum and the
Earth’s oldest ecosystems. It has the highest concentration of large mammals, and it has one Giraffe Center
of the largest migratory systems still intact. Keep an eye out for lions, Cape buffalo, cheetahs, ol pejetA conservAncy Game drive; visit chimp
leopards, hyenas, elephants, giraffes, rhinos, and more on your many game drives in Maasai sanctuary
Mara National Reserve, Serengeti National Park, and Ngorongoro Crater. You’ll also enjoy game sAmburu nAtionAl reserve Four games
drives in Amboseli National Park, Lake Manyara National Park—home to the world’s largest drives; visit a Samburu village
concentration of baboons—and Tarangire National Park. nyAhururu fAlls Visit the falls
lAke nAkuru nAtionAl pArk Game drive
Other highlights include a cruise around pristine Lake Naivasha to observe the large population lAke nAivAshA Cruise on the lake
of hippos. Also visit a giraffe center, wildlife conservancy, and chimp sanctuary. Visit Olduvai mAAsAi mArA nAtionAl reserve Four game
Gorge, the site where the Leakeys made some of the world’s most important archaeological drives; visit a Maasai village
discoveries. Magnificent wildlife, important prehistoric sites, native villages, and thrilling Amboseli nAtionAl pArk Two game drives
adventures—what more could you ask for? tArAngire nAtionAl pArk Two game drives
lAke mAnyArA nAtionAl pArk Game drive
serengeti nAtionAl pArk Four game drives;
dAily itinerAry bush breakfast
olduvAi gorge Visit the archaeological site and
Day 1 Arrive in Nairobi, Kenya. (Sat.)
Day 2 Nairobi–Ol Pejeta Conservancy. (Sun.) (B,L,D) museum
Day 3 Ol Pejeta–Samburu National Reserve. (Mon.) (B,L,D) ngorongoro crAter Full-day game drive
Day 4 Samburu. (Tue.) (B,L,D)
National Reserve Day 5 Samburu–Nyahururu Falls–Lake Nakuru National MEALS
Lake Nakuru Nyahururu Falls 2
National Park Park. (Wed.) (B,L,D) American breakfast daily (B), 14 lunches (L), 13 dinners (D)
1 Ol Pejeta Conservancy Day 6 Lake Nakuru–Lake Naivasha–Maasai Mara National
Lake Victoria Mount Kenya
Reserve. (Thu.) (B,L,D) SUPERIoR HoTELS
NAIROBI The Sarova Stanley (MD), OL PEJETA CONSERVA NCY Sweetwaters Tented Camp (SF),
National Reserve 2 1 Nairobi
Day 7 Maasai Mara. (Fri.) (B,L,D)
National Park 2
Day 8 Maasai Mara–Nairobi–Amboseli National Park. (Sat.) SAMBURU Sarova Shaba Game Lodge (F), LAKE NAKURU Sarova Lion Hill Lodge (F), MAASAI
Ngorongoro (B,L,D) MARA Sarova Mara Camp (F), AMBOSELI Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge (F), TARA NGIRE
1 National Park Day 9 Amboseli–Arusha, Tanzania–Tarangire National Park. Tarangire Sopa Lodge (F), LAKE MANYARA Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge (F), SERENGETI
Arusha (Sun.) (B,L,D) Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge (SF), NGORONGORO CRATER Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge (F)
Lake Manyara 1
National Park Day 10 Tarangire–Lake Manyara National Park. (Mon.)(B,L,D)
National Park Day 11 Lake Manyara–Serengeti National Park. (Tue.) (B,L,D) AIRPoRT TRANSFERS
Day 12 Serengeti. (Wed.) (B,L,D) Included on brochure dates if you purchase air from Globus.
Day 13 Serengeti–Olduvai Gorge–Ngorongoro Crater. (Thu.) Terms & Conditions: *From price based on double occupancy, and does not include air travel. Participation in this tour requires purchase
(B,L,D) of the following flights from Globus, not included in pricing above: (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway and intra-tour air segments,
Day 14 Ngorongoro. (Fri.) (B,L,D) starting at $2191 (based on New York, departure in March, 2012); or (2) intra-tour air segments only (call our travel agency for latest
Day 15 Ngorongoro–Arusha–Homebound Flight. (Sat.) (B,L) pricing). Required intra-tour air segment is: Maasai Mara/Nairobi. Air prices in this brochure were effective on August 10, 2011 and their
availability is limited. At the time you purchase your tour, air prices may be higher. For current prices, please contact our travel agency.
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sorrento, rome, florence,
venice & lAke mAggiore
16 dAys sorrento to lAke mAggiore
APRIL –oCTobER DEPARTURES
Your vacation begins with three overnights in splendid Sorrento, Italy. Included guided sightseeing
AvAILAbLE PRICE FRoM $3,871*
shows off the Old Town with its ancient Bell Tower, St. Francis Church, and St. Antonio Church, while you
also have plenty of free time to explore on your own. INCLUDED FEATURES
Full buffet breakfast (B) daily; Local Host service in each city;
Travel by high-speed Eurostar train to the “Eternal City” of Rome, where you spend three nights and join Destination Guides; headsets in Rome, Florence, and Venice,
a guided sightseeing tour featuring visits to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square sightseeing with a Local Guide, and transportation as outlined in
the day-by-day itinerary; transfers to/from train stations.
and Basilica, Colosseum, and the Roman Forum.
On to Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance,” via Eurostar train. Guided sightseeing shows off the Choose from a selection of hotel types and locations to
Academy of Fine Arts with Michelangelo’s David, Santa Maria del Fiore, the Baptistry’s “Gate of match your style and budget.
Paradise,” and Ponte Vecchio. AIRPoRT TRANSFERS
Included on brochure dates if you purchase air from
Spend three overnights in romantic Venice and see the major sites on a guided tour that showcases Monograms
St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs, and a fascinating glassblowers’
demonstration. There’s plenty of time to explore on your own, and entrances to the Marciana Library PERSoNALIzE yoUR ExPERIENCE
and Correr Museum are included. Here is a sample of the ACTIVITIES & EXCURSIONS offered
by Monograms. We’ve also included some ON YOUR OWN
suggestions from your Monograms Local Hosts.
Last stop: three overnights in enchanting Lake Maggiore, where guided sightseeing includes a short
boat ride to the opulent palace and monumental gardens of Isola Bella, as well as ample leisure time.
Activities & Excursions: Visit Pompeii. • Travel to the Isle of
Capri. • Enjoy a scenic drive to Amalfi. On Your Own: Try tasty
dAily itinerAry RoME
Activities & Excursions: Experience the “Magic of Rome,”
3 Lake Maggiore Day 1 Arrive In Sorrento, Italy. including the Catacombs. • Visit Tivoli to see Villa Adriana
3 Venice Day 2 Sorrento. (B) and Villa d’Este. On Your Own: Try one of your Local Host’s
Day 3 Sorrento. (B) suggested walking routes.
Day 4 Sorrento–Rome by Eurostar Train (first-class). (B) FLoRENCE
Day 5 Rome. (B) Activities & Excursions: Enjoy a guided visit of the Uffizi Gallery.
Day 6 Rome. (B) • Take an excursion to San Gimignano and Verrazzano. On Your
Sea Day 7 Rome–Florence by Eurostar Train (first-class). (B) Own: Taste succulent bistecca fiorentina (Florentine steak).
3 Rome Day 8 Florence. (B) vENICE
Day 9 Florence. (B) Activities & Excursions: Glide along the canals by gondola. On
3 Day 10 Florence–Venice by Eurostar Train (first-class). (B) Your Own: Shop for Murano glassware and Venetian lace.
Day 11 Venice. (B) LAkE MAGGIoRE
Day 12 Venice. (B) Activities & Excursions: Enjoy an excursion to the “Three
Day 13 Venice–Lake Maggiore by Eurostar Train (first-class). (B) Lakes.” • Discover Milan. gondola. On Your Own: Visit the
Day 14 Lake Maggiore. (B) fishing village of Isola Pescatori.
Day 15 Lake Maggiore. (B) Terms & Conditions: *From price based on double occupancy, and does not
Day 16 Lake Maggiore. (B) include air travel.
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indiA’s golden triAngle
with soutern indiA & nepAl
16 dAys from mumbAi to kAthmAndu
Your vacation begins in multicultural Mumbai, India’s premier seaport, center of culture and AvAILAbLE PRICE FRoM $3,871*
industry, and home to “Bollywood.” Guided sightseeing here includes the famous Gateway of
India monument, a traditional Dhobi Ghat, the Hanging Gardens, former residence of Mahatma
Gandhi, and the Mumbai Museum. Fly to Cochin and see the famous Chinese fishing nets, Hill INCLUDED FEATURES
Palace Museum, Dutch Palace, and enjoy a cruise on the backwaters of Kerala. American breakfast (B) daily; Local Host service in each
Next, travel to Delhi, India’s vibrant capital. Spend three overnights and enjoy guided sightseeing city; city maps; sightseeing
of Old & New Delhi’s major sites, including a rickshaw ride through the colorful Chandni Chowk HoTELS
bazaar, the India Gate, President’s House, and Humayun’s Tomb. In Agra, one of the highlights of Choose from a selection of hotel types and locations to
your vacation: the incomparable Taj Mahal, the world’s most famous monument to love. Also visit match your style and budget.
the impressive red sandstone Agra Fort, built by Moghul Emperor Akbar. On the way to the “Pink
City” of Jaipur, visit Fatehpur Sikri and the Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary, home to more than AIRPoRT TRANSFERS
370 species of birds. While in Jaipur, sightseeing includes the Amber Fort, the City Palace with its Included on brochure dates if you purchase air from
collection of rare manuscripts, and the Palace of the Winds. Monograms
Finally, travel to Kathmandu in Nepal. A sightseeing tour visits Hanuman Dhoka, the historic PERSoNALIzE yoUR ExPERIENCE
seat of royalty, as well as the Temple of Kumari, residence of the Living Goddess and said to be Here is a sample of the ACTIVITIES & EXCURSIONS
constructed from the wood of a single tree. Fly to Tiger Tops Jungle Lodge in Royal Chitwan offered by Monograms. We’ve also included some ON
National Park, where you will enjoy game viewing by elephant or jeep. The park is home to the YOUR OWN suggestions from your Monograms Local
elusive tiger, leopards, and the endangered great one-horned rhinoceros. Return to Kathmandu Hosts.
for the conclusion of your unbelievable vacation! DELHI
Activities & Excursions: Take a half-day guided tour of
dAily itinerAry the Akshardam Temple. On Your Own: Visit Connaught
3 Delhi Place, a sprawling market designed in the shape of a
2 Agra Day 1 Arrive in Mumbai, India. horseshoe, for great shopping and countless restaurants.
2 Jaipur NEPAL
Day 2 Mumbai. (B) • Explore the ghats (stairs leading to rivers), where
Royal Chitwan 2 1
National Park 1 Kathmandu Day 3 Mumbai–Cochin. (B) Mahatma Gandhi was cremated after his assassination. •
Day 4 Cochin. (B,L) Visit Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in all of India.
INDIA Day 5 Cochin–Delhi. (B)
Day 6 Delhi. (B)
Activities & Excursions: Take a breathtaking flight over
Day 7 Delhi. (B)
the Himalayas. • Enjoy a traditional folklore performance.
2 Mumbai Day 8 Delhi–Agra. (B)
Terms & Conditions: *From price based on double occupany, and does not
Day 9 Agra. (B) include air travel. Land only price does not include the following intravacation
Day 10 Agra–Jaipur. (B) flights: Mumbai/Cochin; Cochin/Delhi; Delhi/Kathmandu; Kathmandu/Royal
Day 11 Jaipur. (B) Chitwan National Park; Royal Chitwan National Park/Kathmandu. These flights
are available for purchase from Monograms; please contact our travel agency
Day 12 Jaipur–Delhi-Kathmandu, Nepal. (B)
Day 13 Kathmandu–Royal Chitwan National Park. (B,L,D)
Day 14 Royal Chitwan. (B,L,D)
Day 15 Royal Chitwan–Kathmandu. Excursion to Patan. (B)
Day 16 Kathmandu. (B)
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16 dAys AnchorAge to vAncouver
When you think of a spectacular Alaska vacation, what comes to mind? Witnessing glaciers calve MAy-SEPTEMbER DEPARTURES AvAILAbLE
into the sea? Riding the world-famous Alaska Railroad? Seeking out grizzlies, moose, and caribou LAND/CRUISE PRICE FRoM $3,630*
in Denali National Park? Or maybe it’s cruising through the sea to watch for seals, sea otters, birds,
and even whales? Whatever it is, this tour through Alaska is sure to delight! INCLUDED FEATURES
vAldez - Cruise Prince William Sound
Take a cruise on Prince William Sound and along Columbia Glacier, the second-largest tide-water
deltA junction - Visit the living history
glacier in North America. Just imagine the gorgeous scenery you’ll see! You’ll also take a cruise
of Kenai Fjords National Park to see glaciers calving into the sea and hear the thunderous roar.
Photos and videos cannot adequately capture the experience—you must witness it in person. On fAirbAnks - Pan for gold at El Dorado Gold Mine;
both cruises, be sure to watch for wildlife. cruise aboard sternwheeler riverboat Discovery
fAirbAnks–denAli - Journey aboard Alaska
See the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Terminal near Valdez, take a sternwheeler cruise in Fairbanks, learn Railroad
about the Iditarod at the home of an Iditarod champion and his dogs, and enjoy a 7-night cruise denAli nAtionAl pArk - Denali Dinner
with ample opportunity to take in Alaska’s awe-inspiring glaciers and majestic scenery. Explore Theater; guided wilderness expedition
the remote and rugged beauty of areas such as Glacier Bay, Juneau, and Ketchikan via Alaska’s
wAsillA - Visit Happy Trails Kennels
majestic Inside Passage. Watch for spouting whales, soaring eagles, barking seals, and other
wildlife. Marvel at glaciers and witness the amazing spectacle of thunder and spray as tremendous AnchorAge - Sightseeing tour; farewell dinner
slabs of ice break off and “calve” into the sea. Be sure to grab your camera and get ready for a trip kenAi fjords nAtionAl pArk - Cruise
that will leave you breathless and inspired. through Kenai Fjords National Park
dAily itinerAry American breakfast daily (B), 10 lunches (L), 11
Bering Sea dinners (D) including a special farewell dinner
Day 1 Arrive in Anchorage. (Sat.)
Day 2 Anchorage–Valdez. (Sun.) (B,D)
ANCHORAGE Sheraton Anchorage (SF), VALDEZ
Day 3 Valdez. Cruise on Prince William Sound. (Mon.) (B,L)
ALASKA Valdez Hotel (F), FAIRBANKS Wedgewood Resort
2 Valdez–Delta Junction–Fairbanks. (Tue.) (B,D)
National Delta Junction (F), DENALI National Park Denali Bluffs (F); ALASKA
Park Day 5 Fairbanks. (Wed.) (B)
CRUISE EXTENSION Holland America’s
Anchorage 2 1
Seward Tahneta Pass
Kenai Fjords 2
Day 6 Fairbanks–Denali National Park. (Thu.) (B,D)
26 Glaciers Prince Valdez MS Statendam or MS Zaandam
Gulf of Alaska
Sound Day 7 Denali National Park. (Fri.) (B,L)
Glacier Bay Haines Day 8 Denali National Park–Anchorage. (Sat.) (B,L,D) AIRPoRT TRANSFERS
Day 9 Anchorage–Seward (Embarkation). (Sun.) (B,L,D) Included on brochure dates if you purchase air from
Day 10 Scenic Cruising: Gulf of Alaska. (Mon.) (B,L,D) Globus.
Ketchikan Day 11 Scenic Cruising: Glacier Bay. (Tue.) (B,L,D) Terms & Conditions: *From price based on double occupancy in inside
Day 12 Haines. (Wed.) (B,L,D) cabin, category K, and does not include air travel. Upgrade to an outside
cabin category E or D from $209 or a verandah cabin category B from
Day 13 Juneau. (Thu.) (B,L,D) $1462. Government taxes and fees of $307 are included in price.
Day 14 Ketchikan. (Fri.) (B,L,D)
Island Day 15 Scenic Cruising: Inside Passage. (Sat.) (B,L,D)
Day 16 Vancouver (Disembarkation). (Sun.) (B)
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the heArt of chinA &
the yAngtze river
16 dAys from beijing to hong kong
APRIL-oCTobER DEPARTURES AvAILAbLE LAND/CRUISE PRICE FRoM $3,559*
Visit world-famous historical sites in Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai Guilin, and Hong Kong, including
the Forbidden City, Great Wall, Sacred Way of the Ming Tombs, Terracotta Warriors, Yu Yuan
Gardens, Reed Flute Cave, and Stanley Market. Attend special cloisonné and lacquer workshops, a INCLUDED FEATURES
noodle-making demonstration, and a calligraphy class. Tour a silk factory and a tea farm. Enjoy a cruise: Deluxe 3-night cruise from Chongqing to Yichang, in an Executive Suite with two lower
Peking Duck welcome dinner, “The Tang Dynasty” dinner show, and Peking Opera performances, beds, private facilities, and balcony
and immerse yourself in the incomparable scenery on a Li River day cruise in Guilin. beijing: Sightseeing with a Local Guide including headsets; visit the Forbidden City, Imperial Palace,
Tian’anmen Square, Summer Palace, Great Wall, cloisonné workshop, and Sacred Way of the Ming
On your magical 3-night river cruise, marvel at the impressive Three Gorges Dam site and travel Tombs; Peking Duck welcome dinner; Peking Opera performance; Hutong tour by rickshaw
through the breathtaking Three Gorges of the Yangtze: Qutang, the shortest but most dramatic xi’An: Enjoy “The Tang Dynasty” dinner show; sightseeing with a Local Guide including headsets; visit the
gorge; Wu, known for its quiet beauty and forest-covered mountains; and Xiling, the largest and Terracotta Warriors, a lacquer workshop and Dayan Pagoda; noodle-making demonstration; calligraphy class
farthest downstream of the three. chongQing: Visit a local zoo to see pandas; begin your Yangtze cruise aboard the Victoria Anna
The one-of-a-kind port city of Hong Kong rounds out your journey with a cable car ride up Victoria wAnxiAn/shibAozhAi/fengdu: View a wooden pagoda, an acrobatic show, or visit
Peak and a sampan ride on the harbor. This vacation is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit Ghost City Temple
famous historical sites, learn about new cultures, shop for unique souvenirs, and taste authentic shennong streAm or dAning river: Boat excursion down one of the Yangtze’s
Chinese cuisine. lesser gorges
three gorges dAm site: Sightseeing of the impressive dam site with a Local Guide
shAnghAi: Sightseeing with a Local Guide including headsets; visit the Bund, Yu Yuan Gardens, a silk
dAily itinerAry factory, the Children’s Palace, and the Shanghai Museum; attend an acrobatic show; visit Jade Buddha Temple
Day 1 Arrive in Beijing, China. (Thu.) guilin: Sightseeing with a Local Guide; Li River cruise; visit Reed Flute Cave, and a tea farm
Day 2 Beijing. (Fri.) (B,L,D) hong kong: Sightseeing with a Local Guide; cable car ride up Victoria Peak; sampan ride on
Great Day 3 Beijing. (Sat.) (B,L,D) harbor; visit Stanley Market; farewell dinner
3 Beijing Day 4 Beijing–Xi’an. (Sun.) (B,D)
Day 5 Xi’an. (Mon.) (B,L,D) MEALS
Day 6 Xi’an–Chongqing (Embarkation)–Yangtze American breakfast daily (B), 11 lunches (L), 9 dinners (D), including a Peking Duck welcome dinner in
2 Xi’an River Cruise. (Tue.) (B,L,D) Beijing and a farewell dinner in Hong Kong
Day 7 Cruising: Wanxian or Shibaozhai or Fengdu.
2 Shanghai (Wed.) (B,L,D) SUPERIoR HoTELS
Yichang Day 8 Cruising: Shennong Stream or Daning River. BEIJING Westin Beijing (D), XI’AN Golden Flower (SF), YANGTZE CRUISE Victoria Anna (Executive
Chongqing Yangtze River
(Thu.) (B,L,D) Suite), SHANGHAI Westin Shanghai (D), GUILIN Sheraton Guilin Hotel (SF), HONG KONG Harbour
Day 9 Cruising: Three Gorges Dam Site–Yichang Grand Kowloon (harbor-view room) (D)
(Disembarkation)–Shanghai. (Fri.) (B,L)
Guilin 2 Day 10 Shanghai. (Sat.) (B,L,D) AIRPoRT TRANSFERS
3 Hong Kong
Day 11 Shanghai–Guilin. (Sun.) (B,L) Included on brochure dates if you purchase air from Avalon.
Day 12 Guilin. (Mon.) (B,L) Terms & Conditions: *From price based on double occupancy, in an Executive Suite on the Yangtze cruise, and does not include air
Day 13 Guilin–Hong Kong. (Tue.) (B,L) travel. Upgrades are available on request. Participation in this tour requires the purchase of the following flights from Avalon Waterways
not included in the price above: (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway and intra-tour air segments, starting at $2591 (based on
Day 14 Hong Kong. (Wed.) (B) San Francisco, departure in April, 2012) or (2) intra-tour air segments only. Required intra-tour air segments are: Beijing/Xi’an; Xi’an/
Day 15 Hong Kong. (Thu.) (B,D) Chongqing; Yichang/Shanghai; Shanghai/Guilin; Guilin/Hong Kong. Air prices in this brochure were effective on August 10, 2011 and their
Day 16 Hong Kong. (Fri.) (B) availability is limited. At the time you purchase your tour, air prices may be higher. For current prices, please contact our travel agency.
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christmAstime on the dAnube
9 dAys from viennA to prAgue
Immerse yourself in Europe’s festive Christmas DECEMbER 11, 2012 - oNE DEPARTURE
atmosphere as you cruise from Vienna to Prague along oNLy LAND/CRUISE PRICE FRoM $2,119*
the legendary Danube on this enchanting river cruise
vacation. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Vienna, Dürnstein, INCLUDED FEATURES
Melk, Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg, and Prague, and
cruise: Deluxe 6-night cruise from Vienna to Nuremberg in
delight in the sights, smells, and tastes of centuries-old
an outside stateroom with hotel-style beds
Christmas markets in Vienna, Regensburg, Nuremberg
and Prague. Take part in the Christmas cheer and be sure viennA: Welcome reception; guided sightseeing
to sample the Glühwein, Lebkuchen and other traditional dÜrnstein: Guided walking tour, see the Stiftskirche
melk: Guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey; wine
Other highlights include the incredible Stiftskirche in tasting
Dürnstein, a guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey and a pAssAu: Guided sightseeing
wine tasting in Melk, a look at the world’s largest church
regensburg: Walking tour
organ at the cathedral in Passau, the ancient Roman-era
Porta Pretoria in Regensburg, free time in Nuremberg to nuremberg: Guided sightseeing
visit the Christmas market, and a visit to the magnificent prAgue: Guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical
Hradcany Castle grounds in Prague. What a fantastic way to Clock and visit Hradcany Castle grounds
start your holiday season!
Full buffet breakfast (B) in Prague; meals on board
featuring full breakfast (B), lunch (L) with complimentary
soft drinks, and dinner (D) including complimentary
wine, beer, or soft drinks; a welcome reception, Captain’s
dAily itinerAry reception and farewell dinner; one sitting with open
Day 1 Arrive in Vienna, Austria (Embarkation). (Tue.) (D) seating arrangements.
Day 2 Vienna. (Wed.) (B,L,D)
Nuremberg SUPERIoR HoTELS
CZECH REPUBLIC Day 3 Dürnstein–Melk. (Thu.) (B,L,D) PRAGUE Hilton (SF)
Passau Day 4 Linz–Passau, Germany. (Fri.) (B,L,D)
Danube River Day 5 Regensburg. (Sat.) (B,L,D)
Inn River Melk Vienna
Included on brochure dates if you purchase air from
Day 6 Nuremberg. (Sun.) (B,L,D) Avalon.
Day 7 Nuremberg (Disembarkation)–Travel by Coach to
Prague, Czech Republic. (Mon.) (B) Terms & Conditions: *From price based on double occupancy, in a deluxe
outside stateroom category E on Indigo Deck, and does not include air travel.
Day 8 Prague. (Tue.) (B) Upgrade to catgory D on Indigo Deck from $128; category B on Sapphire Deck
from $599; Category A on Sapphire Deck from $642; category P on Royal
Day 9 Prague. (Wed.) (B)
Deck from $728; a Royal Suite on Royal Deck from $1,456.
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gAlÁpAgos & peru
with ecuAdor’s AmAzon
19 dAys from limA to Quito
Fantastic treasures await on this land and cruise vacation of Peru, the Galápagos Islands, and jANUARy-NovEMbER DEPARTURES
Ecuador’s enchanting Amazon region. Enjoy a walking tour of Lima; guided sightseeing in Quito AvAILAbLE LAND/CRUISE PRICE $5,879*
and Cusco, former capital of the Inca Empire; and an excursion to Otavalo’s famous Indian market.
Also visit ancient Puca Pucara, the Temple of Sacsayhuaman, the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo, INCLUDED FEATURES
and mystical Machu Picchu. cruise: 4-night Galápagos cruise, outside stateroom
limA: Sightseeing with a Local Guide; cathedral visit, San
Next, fly to Baltra Island for a fantastic 4-night Galápagos Islands cruise. In the company of an Francisco Monastery & Larco Herrera Museum; welcome
expert Naturalist, you’ll encounter indigenous plants and animals found only in the Galápagos dinner
Islands. sAcred vAlley: Visit Awanakancha, Kenko, Puca
Pucara and the Temple of Sacsayhuaman; visit the
Finally, fly to Coca, where you’ll travel by canoe to your lodge in the Amazon Jungle. Spend three Ollantaytambo ruins and the market town of Pisac
nights here and enjoy a rainforest canopy walk, guided night tour, cruise through the forest, and a
mAchu picchu: Scenic train ride through Urubamba
visit of the Kapok Tree Tower. Ancient ruins, spectacular scenery, an amazing variety of animals in
Valley; guided visit to the Inca ruins and a second
their natural environmen, and historic buildings—this vacation has it all!
entrance to the ruins on your second day in Machu Picchu
(Please note that this tour reaches elevations of 12,000 feet.)
cusco: Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit the cathedral and the Santo Domingo Monastery;
enjoy dinner with Andean music
dAily itinerAry Quito: Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit Legislative Palace, San Francisco Monastery, La Compania
Day 1 Arrive in Lima. (Sat.) Day 12 Cruising Galápagos Church, Workshop & Museum of Oswaldo Guayasamin, and Equatorial Monument; farewell dinner
Day 2 Lima. (Sun.) (B,D) Islands: Rábida & otAvAlo: Visit an ancient Indian market; home-hosted lunch
Day 3 Lima–Cusco–Sacred Bartolomé Islands.
gAlÁpAgos islAnds: Four nights cruising Galápagos National Park aboard the Santa Cruz;
Valley. (Mon.) (B,L,D) (Wed.) (B,L,D)
guided sightseeing each day with a local Naturalist
ISLANDS Tower Island Day 4 Sacred Valley–Machu Day 13 Cruising Galápagos
Bartolomé Quito 1 Otavalo Picchu. (Tue.) (B,L,D) Islands: Tower Island.
AmAzon: Guided Amazon cruises by Naturalists; canopy walk and butterfly house; dugout canoe
Day 5 Machu Picchu– (Thu.) (B,L,D)
excursion; Kapok Tree Tower; nature walks
Coca 3 Napo
Cusco. (Wed.) (B,L) Day 14 Galápagos Islands MEALS
Day 6 Cusco. (Thu.) (B,D) (Disembarkation) American breakfast daily (B), 11 lunches (L), and 13 three-course dinners (D) including a welcome
Day 7 Cusco–Quito, San Cristobal–Quito. dinner in Lima and a farewell dinner in Quito
Ecuador. (Fri.) (B,D) (Fri.) (B,D)
Day 8 Quito. (Sat.) (B) Day 15 Quito–Coca. (Sat.)
Machu LIMA Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores (MD), SACRED VALLEY Casa Andina Private Collection
2 Picchu Day 9 Quito. Excursion to (B,L,D)
Lima 1 1 Sacred Valley Sacred Valley (SF), MACHU PICCHU Sumaq Hotel (MD), CUSCO Casa Andina Private Collection Cusco
Otavalo. (Sun.) (B,L) Day 16 Amazon. (Sun.)
(SF), QUITO Swissotel Quito (SF), GALÁPAGOS CRUISE Santa Cruz; AMAZON Sacha Lodge (BA)
Day 10 Galápagos Islands (B,L,D)
(Embarkation) Day 17 Amazon. (Mon.) AIRPoRT TRANSFERS
Cruising: Santa Cruz (B,L,D) Included on brochure dates if you purchase air from Avalon.
Island. (Mon.) (B,L,D) Day 18 Coca–Quito. (Tue.) Terms & Conditions: *From price based on double occupancy, in a Main Deck cabin on the Galápagos cruise, and does not include air
Day 11 Cruising Galápagos (B) travel. Upgrades are available on request. Participation in this tour requires the purchase of the following flights from Avalon Waterways
not included in the price above: (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway and intra-tour air segments, starting at $2370 (based on Miami,
Islands: James Day 19 Quito. (Wed.) (B) departure in March, 2012) or (2) intra-tour air segments only. Required intra-tour air segments are: Lima/Cusco; Cusco/Quito; Quito/
Island. (Tue.) (B,L,D) Galápagos; Galápagos/Quito; Quito/Coca; Coca/Quito. Air prices in this brochure were effective on August 10, 2011 and their availability
is limited. At the time you purchase your tour, air prices may be higher. For current prices, please contact our travel agency.
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the greek isles, ephesus
& istAnbul with Athens
17 dAys Athens to istAnbul
Your vacation begins with two overnights in ancient Athens, as well as guided sightseeing jULy 6, 2012, oNE DEPARTURE oNLy
featuring a visit to the Parthenon atop the Acropolis, the Erechtheum with its Porch of Maidens, the LAND/CRUISE PRICE FRoM $4,533*
Theseum, Roman temple of Zeus, theater of Dionysus, and the Agora where Socrates taught. From
here, embark your cruise ship, the Azamara Quest, and set sail on your 14-day voyage. MEALS
Breakfast daily (B), 14 lunches (L), 14 dinners (D)
Start with a stop in Kusadasi, Turkey, and head inland to Ephesus, once the second-largest metropolis
in the Roman Empire. On to Kos, a colorful town surrounded by reminders of classical Greece.
Included if you purchase air from Monograms.
Continue cruising, with stops in Rhodes, former home of the 100-foot Colossus of Rhodes; stunning
Santorini, believed by many to be the site of the lost city of Atlantis; charming Chania on Crete, HoTEL
inhabited since Neolithic times; and Nauplion on the eastern coast of the Peloponnese peninsula. ATHENS Divani Palace Acropolis (SF)
AzAMARA CLUb CRUISES’ AzAMARA QUEST
Return to Athens and sail for your second week of cruising. A stop at Hydra showcases an island The Azamara Quest can carry 694 fortunate guests to
lost in a time warp. Return to Santorini then to picture-perfect Mykonos with its iconic windmills and discover places that larger cruise ships simply cannot reach.
magnificent beaches. You’ll also stop at Patmos and Lesvos (Mitilini), home to a medieval castle and In addition to offering a more personalized experience,
a petrified forest formed by the intense volcanic activity in the area. Azamara ships have recently undergone a $17.5 million
revitalization including new European bedding and soft
Lastly, arrive in exotic Istanbul, Turkey, where you can stroll through the Grand Bazaar, explore the goods, flat screen televisions, new verandah decking and
famous Blue Mosque, or wander through the majestic Topkapi Palace with its 400-room harem. A furniture, and wireless internet service in all staterooms and
final overnight here marks the end of your cruise through the fabulous Greek Isles! public areas.
We also offer shorter versions of this vacation which
dAily itinerAry include the overnight hotel stays in Athens along with a
one week cruise on the Azamara Quest. The first one week
Day 1 Arrive in Athens, Greece. (Fri.) cruise option is noted as days 3-10 of the daily itinerary. The
Day 2 Athens. (Sat.) (B) second option is days 10-17 of the daily itinerary. Please
Day 3 Athens/Piraeus (Embarkation). (Sun.) (B,L,D)
contact our travel agency for more details.
Day 4 Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey. (Mon.) (B,L,D)
GREECE Day 5 Kos, Greece. (Tue.) (B,L,D) Terms & Conditions: *Land/Cruise price is based on Club Interior Stateroom,
Day 6 Rhodes. (Wed.) (B,L,D) category 9: upgrade to Club Oceanview Stateroom, category 8 from $430;
TURKEY Day 7 Santorini. (Thu.) (B,L,D) upgrade to Club Veranda Stateroom, category V3 from $1400. Government
Athens Ephesus/Kusadasi taxes and fees of $564 are included in price. From price based on double
2 Piraeus Day 8 Chania (Souda), Crete. (Fri.) (B,L,D)
Mykonos occupancy, and does not include air travel.
M Day 9 Nauplion, Greece. (Sat.) (B,L,D)
Nauplion Patmos Kos
Day 10 Athens/Piraeus. (Sun.) (B,L,D)
Day 11 Hydra. (Mon.) (B,L,D)
Day 12 Santorini. (Tue.) (B,L,D)
Day 13 Mykonos. (Wed.) (B,L,D)
Day 14 Patmos. (Thu.) (B,L,D)
Day 15 Lesvos (Mitilini). (Fri.) (B,L,D)
Day 16 Istanbul, Turkey. (Sat.) (B,L,D)
Day 17 Istanbul (Disembarkation). (Sun.) (B)
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cruising the south pAcific
22 dAys from cAirns to AucklAnd
DECEMbER 2012-FEbRUARy 2013
One of the highlights on this vacation is your 14-night cruise aboard Princess Cruises’ Diamond DEPARTURES AvAILAbLE
Princess, visiting Melbourne, Christchurch, Tasmania, Dunedin, Wellington, Picton, and Tauranga. LAND/CRUISE PRICE FRoM $4,949*
You’ll also have plenty of time on board the ship to take advantage of the ship’s many amenities,
so you can relax, have fun, and enjoy yourself. INCLUDED FEATURES
cAirns Great Barrier Reef cruise with choice of
On this tour, you’ll see some of the scenic sights that make Australia and New Zealand famous. activities; welcome dinner
Visit the stunning Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral reef as well as the home of more Alice springs Sightseeing tour; visit the School
than 1,500 species of tropical fish, rays, and dolphins, and more than 200 species of birds—the of Air, the Old Telegraph Station and the Royal Flying
colors are astounding! You’ll also see Uluru (Ayers Rock), the most famous sight in the Australian Doctor Service; Aboriginal Dreamtime Tour; Outback
Outback. Or how about Milford Sound in New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park? barbecue
You’ll get the opportunity to cruise Milford Sound and immerse yourself in some of the most Ayers rock Sightseeing tour around the base of the
breathtaking scenery in the world, with its sheer rock walls and majestic waterfalls. Magnificent rock; sunset toast
scenery, relaxing cruising, cosmopolitan cities, sumptuous cuisine, and so much more await you sydney Sightseeing tour; Sydney Harbour cruise; visit
on this cruise vacation. Photos and words simply cannot describe the natural wonders you’ll the Opera House, botanical gardens, Bondi Surf Bathers’
encounter. Life Saving Club, and an opal company; farewell dinner
cruising 14-night Princess cruise to Melbourne,
Tasmania, Milford Sound, Dunedin, Christchurch, Picton,
dAily itinerAry Wellington, Tauranga, and Auckland
Day 1 Arrive in Cairns, Day 11 Hobart, Tasmania. AucklAnd Sightseeing tour; services of a local host
Australia. (D) (B,L,D)
Day 2 Cairns. Great Barrier Day 12 Cruising: At Sea. MEALS
Reef excursion. (B) (B,L,D) American breakfast daily (B), 13 lunches (L), and 17 dinners
Day 3 Cairns–Alice Day 13 Cruising: At Sea. (D) including a welcome dinner in Cairns, an Outback
Great Barrier Reef
Springs. (B,D) (B,L,D) barbecue in Alice Springs and a farewell dinner in Sydney
Day 4 Alice Springs–Ayers Day 14 Scenic Cruising:
Australian SUPERIoR HoTELS
Outback 1 Alice Springs Rock. (B) Milford Sound, New
CAIRNS Rydges Esplanade Resort (F), ALICE SPRINGS Lasseters Hotel (F), AYERS ROCK Desert
AUSTRALIA Pacific Ocean Day 5 Ayers Rock–Sydney.
(B) Day 15 Dunedin. (B,L,D)
Gardens Hotel (F), SYDNEY The Menzies Sydney (SF), SOUTH PACIFIC CRUISE Princess Cruises’
NEW Diamond Princess, AUCKLAND SKYCITY Hotel (SF)
2 Sydney ZEALAND Day 6 Sydney. (B,D) Day 16 Christchurch. (B,L,D)
Melbourne Auckland 1 Day 7 Sydney Day 17 Picton. (B,L,D) AIRPoRT TRANSFERS
North Island (Embarkation). (B,D) Day 18 Wellington. (B,L,D) Included on brochure dates if you purchase air from Globus.
Hobart Tasman Sea
South Island Wellington Day 8 Cruising: At Sea. Day 19 Cruising: At Sea. Terms & Conditions: *From price based on double occupancy in inside cabin category J on Princess cruise, and does not include air travel.
Milford Sound Christchurch (B,L,D) (B,L,D) Upgrade to an outside obstructed view cabin category F from $200; a balcony cabin category BC from $1000 or a balcony mini-suite
Day 9 Melbourne. (B,L,D) Day 20 Tauranga. (B,L,D) category AC from $1533. Government taxes, and fees of PC $530-$550 or PCR $495 are included in cruise price. Participation in this tour
requires purchase of the following flights from Globus, not included in pricing above: (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway and intra-
Day 10 Cruising: At Sea. Day 21 Auckland tour air segments, starting at $2615 (based on Los Angeles, departure in January, 2012); or (2) intra-tour air segments only. Required
(B,L,D) (Disembarkation). (B) intra-tour air segments are: Cairns/Alice Springs; Alice Springs/Ayers Rock; Ayers Rock/Sydney. Air prices in this brochure were effective
Day 22 Auckland (B) on August 10, 2011 and their availability is limited. At the time you purchase your tour, air prices may be higher. For current prices, please
contact our travel agency.
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south AfricA sojourn &
sAfAri with victoriA fAlls
11 dAys from cApe town to johAnnesburg
Your vacation begins in Cape Town, South Africa, where you spend three overnights and jANUARy-DECEMbER DAILy DEPARTURES
enjoy guided sightseeing featuring a cable-car ride up Table Mountain for stunning views. AvAILAbLE PRICE FRoM $4,259*
From here, fly to Kruger National Park, famous for its abundance of wildlife. With two full days
of game viewing you have a great chance of seeing the “Big 5”—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino INCLUDED FEATURES
and buffalo—as well as impala, giraffe, hippo, cheetah, spotted hyena, wildebeest and more. In Meals as per daily itinerary; Local Host service in Cape
the afternoons, spend free time swimming in the pool or relaxing with a cool drink at the bar. Town and Johannesburg; experienced ranger and game
Tea is served prior to your afternoon game drive. Then, as the sun sets, your expert tracker will tracker in Kruger National Park area; Cape Town city
bring out a spotlight to help you spot nocturnal animals—maybe even a leopard! sightseeing including a cable-car ride up Table Mountain
(weather permitting); morning and afternoon game
Next, fly to Johannesburg and spend two overnights. Sightseeing here begins with a visit to drives while in Kruger National Park; Johannesburg
SOWETO (South Western Township), the largest township in the country. See the homes of city sightseeing including a visit to SOWETO and the
Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu; the Hector Pieterson Memorial, dedicated to Apartheid Museum.
the 12-year-old boy killed by police during a demonstration in 1976; and visit the unforgettable HoTELS
Apartheid Museum. A flight to Zimbabwe delivers you to mighty Victoria Falls for an Choose from a selection of hotel types and locations to
awe-inspiring experience. Enjoy a guided walk to learn the history of the falls and to hear match your style and budget.
fascinating details about the surrounding flora and fauna. Finally, fly back to Johannesburg for
the conclusion of your South African adventure.
American breakfast (B) daily, 2 lunches (L), and 3
dAily itinerAry AIRPoRT TRANSFERS
Included on brochure dates if you purchase air from
Day 1 Arrive in Cape Town, South Africa. Monograms.
Day 2 Cape Town. (B) personAlize your experience
2 Victoria Falls
ZIMBABWE Day 3 Cape Town. (B)
Here is a sample of the ACTIVITIES & EXCURSIONS offered
Day 4 Cape Town–Kruger National Park Area. (B,D) by Monograms. We’ve also included some ON YOUR OWN
Kruger Day 5 Kruger NP Area. (B,L,D daily) suggestions from your Monograms Local Hosts.
3 Day 6 Kruger NP Area. (B,L,D daily) CAPE TOWN
Activities & Excursions: Cruise to Robben Island to visit
Johannesburg 2 Day 7 Kruger NP Area–Johannesburg. (B) the infamous prison. • Visit local vineyards for wine tasting.
Day 8 Johannesburg. (B) • Take a half-day trip to Cape Point. • Take a full-day trip
to Cape Point that includes a visit to the colony of African
Day 9 Johannesburg–Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. (B)
penguins at Boulder’s Beach in Simon’s Town. On Your Own:
SOUTH Day 10 Victoria Falls. (B)
AFRICA Explore the charming Victoria & Alfred Waterfront with its
Day 11 Victoria Falls–Johannesburg–Homebound Flight. (B) beautiful scenery, museums, pubs, restaurants and shops.
Terms & Conditions: *From price based on double occupany, and does not include air travel. Participation in this vacation requires
3 Cape Town purchase of the following flights from Monograms, not included in pricing above: (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway and intra-
Cape Point vacation air segments, starting at $2606 (based on New York, departure in March, 2012); or (2) intra-vacation air segments only. Required
intra-vacation air segments are: Cape Town/Kruger National Park; Kruger National Park/Johannesburg. Air prices in this brochure were
effective on August 10, 2011 and their availability is limited. At the time you purchase your tour, air prices may be higher. For current
prices, please contact our travel agency.
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bAltic white nights festivAl
14 dAys AmsterdAm to stockholm
Your adventure begins with three overnights in Amsterdam and plenty of time to explore the Dutch jUNE 7, 2012, oNE DEPARTURE oNLy
capital. You may wish to visit the World Horticultural Expo at Floriade, an event held once a decade. LAND/CRUISE PRICE FRoM $4,569*
Enjoy guided city sightseeing featuring a canal cruise and visits to the Rijksmuseum and a diamond
center. Then, embark your cruise ship, the Azamara Journey, and set sail on your 10-day voyage through INCLUDED FEATURES
the Baltics. Meals as per daily itinerary; Local Host service in Amsterdam;
Amsterdam city sightseeing including a cruise by glass-
Spend your first day cruising through the Kiel Canal, which links the North Sea to the Baltic Sea. Stop in roofed launch through Amsterdam’s canals, a visit to a
Copenhagen, known as the “City of Spires.” Next up: the island of Bornholm, a far-flung bit of Denmark diamond center, and the Rijksmuseum to see Rembrandt’s
that appears to have gotten lost in the Baltic Sea between Sweden and Poland. Stroll down cobblestone masterpieces.
lanes in the old part of the capital, Ronne, a garden town with fine half-timbered houses. In Helsinki,
discover a wonderful blend of architecture, interwoven with the beauty of nature and a few quirky, MEALS
purely Finnish touches—such as a church built inside a giant chunk of granite. Breakfast daily (B), 10 lunches (L), 10 dinners (D)
On to St. Petersburg, with golden-domed churches and extravagantly decorated palaces. Among the AIRPoRT TRANSFERS
grandest: Peterhof with its lavish gardens, and the Winter Palace inside the Hermitage complex, one Included if you purchase air from Monograms.
of the world’s largest museums. Head to Tallinn, occupied at one time or another by each of its near
neighbors. Explore St. Catherine’s Passage, a quaint old lane that’s home to a “secret” 17th-century
Amsterdam Crowne Plaza City Centre (SF)
tunnel system. Arrive in cosmopolitan Stockholm with its mix of modern Scandinavian architecture and
fairytale palaces. Gamla Stan is the oldest section and retains the medieval layout of narrow meandering AzAMARA CLUb CRUISES’ • AzAMARA joURNEy
paths. A final overnight here marks the conclusion of your vacation. The Azamara Journey can carry 694 fortunate guests to
discoveries larger cruise ships simply cannot reach. In addition
dAily itinerAry to offering a more personalized experience, Azamara ships
have recently undergone a $17.5-million revitalization
Day 1 Arrive in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Thu.) including new European bedding and soft goods, flat screen
Day 2 Amsterdam. (Fri.) (B) televisions, new verandah decking and furniture, and wireless
FINLAND Day 3 Amsterdam. (Sat.) (B) internet service in all staterooms and public areas.
SWEDEN Helsinki 1
2 St. Petersburg
Day 4 Amsterdam (Embarkation). (Sun.) (B,L,D)
Day 5 Kiel Canal, Germany. (Mon.) (B,L,D)
We also offer a version of this vacation combining your
cruise on the Azamara Quest with an Avalon Waterways
Day 6 Copenhagen, Denmark. (Tue.) (B,L,D)
DENMARK Rhine River cruise. Instead of starting your vacation with
Day 7 Ronne/Bornholm, Denmark. (Wed.) (B,L,D)
three nights in Amsterdam, begin in Zurich where you board
1 Kiel Canal
Day 8 Cruising. (Thu.) (B,L,D) your Avalon ship for a cruise on the Romantic Rhine. Your
GERMANY Day 9 Helsinki, Finland. (Fri.) (B,L,D) cruise ends in Amsterdam and you begin your day 4 of the
Day 10 St. Petersburg, Russia. (Sat.) (B,L,D) daily itinerary noted. Please contact our travel agency for
Day 11 St. Petersburg, Russia. (Sun.) (B,L,D) more details.
Day 12 Tallinn, Estonia. (Mon.) (B,L,D)
Terms & Conditions: *Land/Cruise price is based on Club Interior Stateroom, category 10; upgrade to Club Oceanview Stateroom, category
Day 13 Stockholm, Sweden. (Tue.) (B,L,D) 8 from $320; upgrade to Club Veranda Stateroom, category V3 from $1173. Government taxes and fees of $570 are included in price. From
Day 14 Stockholm, Sweden (Disembarkation). (Wed.) (B) price based on double occupancy, and does not include air travel. If you plan to offer both versions of this program: Baltic White Nights
with Amsterdam and Baltic White Nights with a Rhine River Cruise.
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south AmericAn explorer
21 dAys rio de jAneiro to sAntiAgo
FEbRUARy 27, 2013, oNE DEPARTURE oNLy
Your vacation begins in electric Rio de Janeiro with two overnights, an included city tour featuring LAND/CRUISE PRICE FRoM $4,223*
the Sambodromo, the cathedral, and a visit to Sugar Loaf Mountain, as well as free time to explore
on your own. Here you will embark Holland America’s Ms Veendam, and set sail on a 17-night voyage INCLUDED FEATURES
around the cape of South America. First stop: Buenos Aires, known for its futbol, tango, and vibrant Local Host service in Rio de Janeiro and Santiago; Rio de
nightlife. Consider a short optional flight to nearby Iguassu Falls for the waterfall thrill of a lifetime. On Janeiro city sightseeing featuring the Sambodromo, the
to Montevideo, where long lunches, siestas, and High Tea are local traditions. Next up: Port Stanley, cathedral and a visit to Sugar Loaf Mountain; Santiago
Falkland Islands, with its moorlands, pubs, sheep ranches, and many types of penguins! city sightseeing featuring La Moneda, San Cristobal Hill
and a visit to the cathedral.
Cruise through the Strait of Magellan. Connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, it is 350 miles long MEALS
and only a mile wide at its most narrow section. After departing Punta Arenas, cruise Cockburn Channel, Breakfast daily (B), 17 lunches (L), 17 dinners (D)
Beagle Channel, and Glacier Alley before arriving at the southernmost town in the world, Ushuaia. HoTELS
Round Cape Horn and then spend a day cruising through scenic Tierra del Fuego and Canal Sarmiento. RIO DE JANEIRO Sheraton Rio Hotel & Towers,
Cutting through Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park, this majestic waterway is surrounded by other- SANTIAGO Grand Hyatt Santiago
worldly beauty. Stop in Puerto Montt, gateway to the scenic Lake District, filled with fragrant eucalyptus
and pine forests, icy lakes, Bavarian hamlets, and luminous snowcapped volcanoes. AIRPoRT TRANSFERS
Included if you purchase air from Monograms.
Continue north to Valparaiso (Santiago), where you disembark your cruise ship and enjoy a Santiago HoLLAND AMERICA LINE’S MS vEENDAM
city tour that includes La Moneda, San Cristobal Hill, and a visit to the 18th-century cathedral. The Grandly proportioned and recently enhanced, the ms
journey ends with a final overnight here. Veendam offers an onboard experience defined by
spacious comfort and the latest Signature of Excellence
dAily itinerAry features and amenities. Guests aboard the Ms Veendam
will not only enjoy elegant dining rooms, a $2 million art
Day 1 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Wed.) Day 13 Punta Arenas, Chile–Cruise and antique collection, wide teak decks and spacious
Day 2 Rio de Janeiro. (Thu.) (B) through Cockburn Channel, staterooms—many with private verandahs—but also new
Beagle Channel & Glacier and exciting venues, stateroom options along with a
Day 3 Rio de Janeiro
Alley. (Mon.) (B,L,D)
(Embarkation). (Fri.) (B,L,D) complete update to all stateroom furnishings.
Day 14 Ushuaia, Argentina. (Tue.)
Day 4 Cruising. (Sat.) (B,L,D)
4 Rio de (B,L,D) Guests on MS Veendam will be able to “show and tell” their vacation memories through the Digital
Day 5 Cruising. (Sun.) (B,L,D) Day 15 Cruise Cape Horn. (Wed.) Workshop powered by Windows®. Free workshops led by Microsoft-trained “techsperts” will
Day 6 Buenos Aires, (B,L,D)
CHILE URUGUAY Argentina. (Mon.) (B,L,D) show even the most novice camera or computer user how to take better vacation photos, make
Day 16 Cruise Canal Sarmiento &
movies, edit pictures and create scrapbooks using a variety of Microsoft Windows and Windows
(Santiago) Buenos Day 7 Buenos Aires. (Tue.) (B,L,D) Amalia Glacier. (Thu.)
ARGENTINA Day 8 Montevideo, Uruguay. (B,L,D) Live services. Guests will learn how to share all their digital memories through email, blogging and
Puerto Montt (Wed.) (B,L,D) Day 17 Cruise the Chilean Fjords. social networking—so friends and family can see where they’ve been cruising even before they
& Amalia Glacier
Port Stanley Day 9 Cruising. (Thu.) (B,L,D) (Fri.) (B,L,D) return home.
Day 18 Puerto Montt, Chile. (Sat.)
Cockburn Channel, Punta
ISLANDS Day 10 Cruising. (Fri.) (B,L,D) Terms & Conditions: *Land/Cruise price is based on Interior Stateroom, category L; upgrade to Oceanview Stateroom, category F
Beagle Channel Arenas (B,L,D) from $390; upgrade to Verandah Stateroom, category BB from $2405. Government taxes and fees of $644 are included in price.
& Glacier Alley
Day 11 Port Stanley, Falkland
Day 19 Cruising. (Sun.) (B,L,D)
Strait of Magellan
Ushuaia Cape Horn From price based on double occupancy, and does not include air travel.
Islands. (Sat.) (B,L,D)
Day 20 Valparaiso, Chile
Day 12 Cruise the Strait of Magellan. (Disembarkation) - Santiago.(B)
Day 21 Valparaiso (Santiago).
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9 dAys from tel Aviv to jerusAlem
optionAl jordAn or nile cruise extensions AvAilAble
Arrive in Tel Aviv and join a welcome dinner at your hotel as FEbRUARy-NovEMbER DEPARTURES
well as an excursion to the Valley of Elah, the Monastery of the AvAILAbLE PRICE FRoM $2,049*
Trappist Monks in Latrun, and the ancient port of Jaffa. Start
your travel through the Holy Land, and enjoy visits to all its SUPERIoR HoTELS
famous sites, including Caesarea, Haifa, Acre, Nazareth, Cana, TEL AVIV Herods (SF), HAIFA Dan Panorama (F),
Bet She’an, and the Dead Sea. KIBBUTZ Lavi (F), JERUSALEM Dan Panorama
(F); JORDAN EXTENSION: PETRA Marriott (SF),
Other highlights: a stay at a kibbutz, where you will hear about DEAD SEA Jordan Valley Marriott (SF); NILE RIVER
life in a kibbutz during a lecture; a cruise on the Sea of Galilee; EXTENSION: CAIRO (start extension) Oberoi Mena
and a visit to the Church of the Annunciation. House (garden view - D), NILE CRUISE Ms Mayfair,
CAIRO (end extension) Fairmont Heliopolis (D)
Four nights in Jerusalem feature visits to Yad Vashem, the Israel AIRPoRT TRANSFERS
Museum, the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem, a guided walking Included if you purchase air from Globus
tour along via Dolorosa, the Wailing Wall, King David’s Tomb,
and much more. Also ride a cable car and visit the cliff-top ExTEND yoUR vACATIoN IN joRDAN
fortress of Masada. An unforgettable vacation! 13 days from Tel Aviv to Dead Sea (see map on page 34)
Price From $3,299 (including Israel vacation)
After your exploration of Israel, travel to Jordan and stay
two nights in legendary Petra, with visits to the Siq, made
dAily itinerAry famous in the movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,
Beatitudes and the fascinating Treasury. Stay an additional two
Acre Kibbutz 1
Day 1 Arrive in Tel Aviv, Israel. (Mon.) (D) nights at the Dead Sea, with visits to Wadi Mujib, Madaba,
Haifa 1 Sea of Galilee
Day 2 Tel Aviv. Excursion to Valley of Elah–Latrun–Jaffa.
Mount Nebo, Jerash, and Um Quais.
Galilee Nazareth Mediterranean
22Cairo ADD A NILE RIvER CRUISE To yoUR
Caesarea Day 3 Tel Aviv–Caesarea–Haifa. (Wed.) (B,D) Memphis joRDAN ExTENSIoN
Mediterranean Sea ISRAEL
M Day 4 Haifa–Acre–Nazareth–Cana–Kibbutz. (Thu.) (B,D) Nile
18 days from Tel Aviv to Cairo
Tel Aviv 2 Cruise Price From $2,606 (in addition to Israel & Jordan vacation)
Day 5 Kibbutz–Mount of Beatitudes–Capernaum–Sea of
After your exploration of Israel, sail through five-thousand
Galilee–Bet She’an–Jerusalem. (Fri.) (B,D)
years of history along Egypt’s mysterious Nile. In Cairo,
Valley of Elah Mount Nebo
marvel at King Tut’s treasures and masterpieces of ancient
Day 6 Jerusalem. Excursion to Masada & the Dead Sea. EGYPT
(Sat.) (B,D) Edfu art, visit the Sphinx, and see the Great Pyramids of Giza. In
Kom Ombo ancient Memphis, see the statue of Ramses II, then fly to
Wadi Mujib Day 7 Jerusalem. Excursion to the Old City. (Sun.) (B)
Aswan Luxor and embark your 4-night Nile River cruise to Aswan.
Day 8 Jerusalem. Excursion to Yad Vashem and the Israel Along the way, visit the Luxor Temple, Colossi of Memnon,
Kerak Lake Nasser
Museum–Bethlehem. (Mon.) (B,D) Abu Simbel
the Valleys of Kings and Queens, Temple of Isis, and Aswan
Day 9 Jerusalem. (Tue.) (B) Dam. Also, ride through Edfu to the Temple of Horus, sail
across the water on a felucca, and visit colorful local bazaars.
Terms & Conditions: *From price based on double occupancy, and does not include air travel.
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polAr beArs of churchill
6 dAys from winnipeg to winnipeg
Polar bears are the world’s largest land carnivore, and oCTobER-NovEMbER DEPARTURES
now’s your chance to see them up close! On this vacation, AvAILAbLE PRICE FRoM $5,819*
discover unspoiled landscapes, clean air, pure water and
the “Land of Nanook”—the polar bear. Each October and
November, polar bears descend upon the small town of INCLUDED FEATURES
Churchill on the western shore of Hudson Bay, waiting for winnipeg
the ice to thicken. Roundtrip flights to Churchill
You’ll have the opportunity to board the famous Tundra Cape Merry National Historic Site; Eskimo Museum;
Buggy to seek out the polar bears playing, rolling in the two full-day Tundra Buggy excursions; dog sledding;
snow, and even inspecting the buggy. This unique vehicle Parks Canada Interpretive Centre
is heated, equipped with a restroom, and has a viewing
platform on the back. You’ll also visit the Eskimo Museum
American breakfast daily (B), 4 lunches (L), 4
to learn about the Intuit and their culture, will check out
the Cape Merry National Historic Site and Parks Canada
Interpretive Centre, and will join a dogsledding excursion. SUPERIoR HoTELS
Just imagine the stories and photos you’ll be able to share WINNIPEG Sheraton Four Points Hotel (F),
with friends when you return from this amazing vacation. CHURCHILL Tundra Inn or similar (BA)
Included on brochure dates if you purchase air from
dAily itinerAry Terms & Conditions: *From price based on double occupancy, and does
not include air travel to Winnipeg from your gateway. From price does
Day 1 Winnipeg. include intra-tour flights from Winnipeg/Churchill/Winnipeg.
3 Hudson Bay
Day 2 Winnipeg–Churchill. (B,L,D)
Day 3 Churchill. (B,L,D)
MANITOBA Day 4 Churchill. (B,L,D)
Day 5 Churchill–Winnipeg. (B,L,D)
Day 6 Winnipeg. (B)
(This vacation visits remote regions where some facilities
11 are not up to Globus’ first-class standards. However, we
Winnipeg have selected the best available hotels that satisfy our high
standards of cleanliness and comfort.)
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the blue dAnube discovery
13 dAys from budApest to prAgue
The delightful Danube sets the stage for this incredible journey as you sail through beautiful APRIL-oCTobER DEPARTURES AvAILAbLE
scenery and quaint towns. Begin in Budapest, Hungary, with two overnights, guided sightseeing, LAND/CRUISE PRICE FRoM $3,339*
and a visit to imposing Fishermen’s Bastion. In your free time, enjoy delicious Hungarian cuisine,
explore its famous produce market, Central Market Hall, wander around the former Royal Palace INCLUDED FEATURES
grounds, marvel at its famous churches, or visit one of the many museums. cruise: Deluxe 7-night cruise from Budapest to
Nuremberg in an outside stateroom with hotel-style beds
Next, board your river cruise vessel and sail westward, with guided sightseeing in magical Vienna,
Passau, and medieval Regensburg. Also take a guided walk in the charming town of Dürnstein and budApest: Guided sightseeing, visit Fishermen’s
see the baroque Stiftskirche; visit the awe-inspiring Benedictine Abbey in Melk and marvel at its Bastion; welcome reception
beauty. Enjoy a wine tasting in Melk and a fun beer tasting in fascinating Nuremberg. viennA: Guided sightseeing
dÜrnstein: Guided walk, see the Stiftskirche
Finally, disembark your ship and travel to the “Golden City” of Prague for a final three overnights, melk: Guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey; wine tasting
guided sightseeing, and plenty of free time to discover the Hradcany Castle grounds, wander
through Prague’s Jewish Quarter, shop for hand-cut crystal, savor authentic Czech dumplings, pAssAu: Guided sightseeing
stand in the square where protestors demonstrated against Communism, or visit one of the many regensburg: Guided sightseeing
churches. All of this and more awaits you on this marvelous vacation! mAin dAnube cAnAl: Cruise in the canal
nuremberg: Guided sightseeing; beer tasting
prAgue: Guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical
Clock and visit Hradcany Castle grounds
dAily itinerAry MEALS
Full buffet breakfast (B) in Budapest and Prague; meals
Day 1 Arrive in Budapest, Hungary. on board featuring full breakfast (B), lunch (L) with
Day 2 Budapest. (B) complimentary soft drinks, and dinner (D) including
Day 3 Budapest (Embarkation). (B,D) complimentary wine, beer, or soft drinks; a welcome
Day 4 Budapest–Vienna, Austria. (B,L,D) reception, Captain’s reception and farewell dinner; one
sitting with open seating arrangements.
Main Danube CZECH
Day 5 Vienna. (B,L,D)
Regensburg Day 6 Dürnstein–Melk. (B,L,D)
Ilz River SUPERIoR HoTELS
GERMANY Passau Dürnstein Day 7 Linz–Passau, Germany. (B,L,D)
BUDAPEST InterContinental (SF), PRAGUE Hilton (SF) or InterContinental (D)
Inn River Vienna Danube River
Day 8 Regensburg. (B,L,D)
AUSTRIA 2 Day 9 Nuremberg. (B,L,D)
Budapest AIRPoRT TRANSFERS
Day 10 Nuremberg (Disembarkation)–Travel by Coach to Included on brochure dates if you purchase air from Avalon.
Prague, Czech Republic. (B)
Day 11 Prague. (B) Terms & Conditions: *From price based on double occupancy, in a deluxe outside stateroom category E on Indigo Deck, and does
Day 12 Prague. (B) not include air travel. Upgrades are available, please call our travel agency for pricing.
Day 13 Prague. (B)
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& chinA with singApore
31 dAys from singApore to kobe
This expansive discovery of Asia begins with two overnights dAily itinerAry FEbRUARy 2, 2013, oNE DEPARTURE oNLy
in Singapore, where a guided sightseeing tour shows off the LAND/CRUISE PRICE $5,061*
main sites and you’ll also enjoy plenty of free time to explore Day 1 Arrive in Singapore. (Sat.)
on your own. Day 2 Singapore. (Sun.) (B)
Day 3 Singapore (Embarkation).
Embark your Holland America cruise ship here and continue Local Host service in Singapore; Singapore city map;
Day 4 At Sea. (Tue.) (B,L,D)
to mystical Thailand, with port stops in Koh Samui—an island guided sightseeing in Singapore
Day 5 Koh Samui, Thailand. (Wed.) (B,L,D)
of towering coconut palms, beautiful white sand beaches,
Day 6 Laem Chabang (Bangkok), MEALS
and stunning Na Muang waterfall—and Laem Chabang Thailand. (Thu.) (B,L,D) Breakfast daily (B), 28 lunches (L), 28 dinners (D)
(Bangkok), where bustling modernity stands side by side with Day 7 Laem Chabang (Bangkok).
serene golden temples, glitzy nightclubs, magnificent Grand (Fri.) (B,L,D) HoTEL
Palace, and the fascinating Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Day 8 Sihanoukville, Cambodia. SINGAPORE Swissotel the Stamford (MD)
(Sat.) (B,L,D) AIRPoRT TRANSFERS
Next up: Sihanoukville, Cambodia, a premiere beach lovers’ Day 9 At Sea. (Sun.) (BLD) Included if you purchase air from Monograms.
destination. Then, in Vietnam, stops include Phu My with its Day 10 Phu My, Vietnam. (Mon.) (B,L,D)
French Colonial architecture and bustling street markets; Nha PERSoNALIzE yoUR ExPERIENCE
Day 11 Nha Trang, Vietnam. (Tue.) (B,L,D)
Trang, with its 7th-century Cham Ponagar Temple complex Here is a sample of the ACTIVITIES & EXCURSIONS
Day 12 At Sea. (Wed.) (B,L,D)
and white sand beaches; Da Nang, gateway to the country’s offered by Monograms. We’ve also included some
Day 13 Da Nang, Vietnam. (Thu.) (B,L,D)
natural and ancient wonders including the five peaks of ON YOUR OWN suggestions from your Monograms
Day 14 At Sea. (Fri.) (B,L,D)
the Marble Mountains, the palace and pavilions of Hue, and Local Hosts.
Day 15 Ha Long Bay, Vietnam. (Sat.) (B,L,D)
nearby China Beach; and the mystical limestone formations Day 16 At Sea. (Sun.) (B,L,D) SINGAPORE
of world-famous of Ha Long Bay. Day 17 Hong Kong, China. (Mon.) (B,L,D) Activities & Excursions: Visit the nearby island
Day 18 At Sea. (Tue.) (B,L,D) resort of Sentosa to enjoy a variety of activities and
On to China, where you visit vibrant Hong Kong, Shanghai, Day 19 At Sea. (Wed.) (B,L,D) attractions. • Take a night safari for a unique glimpse
Beijing, and the key northern port of Dalian; Pusan, South Day 20 Shanghai, China. (Thu.) (B,L,D) of jungle wildlife at night. On Your Own: Visit the
Korea, with its large Buddhist temples, renowned fish market, Day 21 Shanghai, China. (Fri.) (B,L,D) historic Raffles Hotel to enjoy a famous Singapore
and healing hot springs; and Japan, with port stops in Day 22 At Sea. (Sat.) (B,L,D) Sling cocktail. • Sample local cuisine at Singapore’s
poignant Nagasaki and Kobe, of beef and winery fame. Day 23 At Sea. (Sun.) (B,L,D) famous Lau Pa Sat food court. • Shop along Orchard
Xingang Dalian Day 24 Xingang (Beijing), China. Road.
Busan (Mon.) (B,L,D)
(Pusan) Kobe (Osaka)
Day 25 Xingang (Beijing), China.
(Tue.) (B,L,D) Terms & Conditions: *Land/Cruise price is based on interior stateroom,
Day 26 Dalian, China. (Wed.) (B,L,D) category L; upgrade to oceanview stateroom, category from $875,
upgrade to verandah stateroom, category BB form $4100. Government
Hong Kong Day 27 At Sea. (Thu.) (B,L,D) taxes, and fees of $812 are included in price. From price based on double
Day 28 Pusan, South Korea. (Fri.) (B,L,D) occupancy, and does not include air travel.
Da Nang Day 29 Nagasaki, Japan. (Sat.) (B,L,D)
(Bangkok) Sihanoukville Day 30 At Sea. (Sun.) (B,L,D)
(Kompong Som) Nha Trang
Ko Samui Phu My
(Ho Chi Minh City)
Day 31 Kobe, Japan (Disembarkation).
2 (Mon.) (B)
40 • Bucket List 2012 • 41
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Cancellations & Cancellation Fees: If cancellation is received by Globus before the final payment date of your vacation, your non-
getting on and off motorcoaches, cruise ships and other vehicles, or other personal needs. A qualified and physically able companion
refundable deposit and Travel Protection payments will be retained in addition to any airline-imposed fees or penalties. For individual
must accompany travelers who need such assistance and must assume full responsibility for their well being. All travelers with Globus are
reservations, the following per person cancellation fees apply. Total price does not include discounts, promotions, or special incentives.
subject to the Participation clause above.
(For group reservations, refer to the Group Policy.)
Not all sightseeing stops/sites accommodate wheelchairs and some locations and sightseeing activities require extensive standing, sitting
Standard Cancellation Fees escorted and independent vacations:
or walking. Globus is not responsible for any missed activities due to a participant’s inability to participate with the group. The Americans
• 45-22 days prior to commencement of services: 20% of total price plus Travel Protection payments
with Disabilities Act is only applicable within the United States and facilities for disabled individuals are limited outside its borders. Most
• 21-8 days prior to commencement of services: 30% of total price plus Travel Protection payments
transportation services, including the touring motorcoaches and cruise ships, are not equipped with wheelchair ramps. Motorized scooters
• 7-1 days prior to commencement of services: 50% of total price plus Travel Protection payments
are not typically suitable on international tours.
• On departure day and later: 100% of total price plus Travel Protection payments
Although some of our ships have elevators, many of our small ships (e.g., river cruise vessels) do not. Passengers requiring ship elevators
Exceptions to the standard cancellation fees:
should inquire before making reservations. Additionally, most stateroom doors and restrooms are not wide enough to allow access by
For cruise vacations that include a cruise the Santa Cruz, the following cancellation fees apply:
standard wheelchairs, and bathrooms and other doorways may be fitted with coamings. For safety reasons, passengers in wheelchairs
• 90-60 days prior to commencement of services: 35% of total price plus Travel Protection payments
cannot be carried on ramps in ports where the ship is at anchor.
• 59-30 days prior to commencement of services: 50% of total price plus Travel Protection payments
• 29-1 days prior to commencement of services: 80% of total price plus Travel Protection payments
Young Travelers: Travelers who are under 18 years old on the departure date must be accompanied by an adult throughout the vacation
• On departure day and later: 100% of total price plus Travel Protection payments
and must share an adult’s accommodation. Children under 8 years of age are not allowed on Globus vacations. For any special requirements
regarding airline tickets for children, contact your airline directly.
For vacations that include a Princess or Azamara cruise:
• 90-75 days prior to commencement of services: 20% of total price plus Travel Protection payments
The following young traveler discounts apply to Globus vacations. To receive the young traveler’s discount, the age of the traveler must
• 74-43 days prior to commencement of services: 50% of total price plus Travel Protection payments
qualify at commencement of services.
• 42-31 days prior to commencement of services: 75% of total price plus Travel Protection payments
• 30-0 days prior to commencement of services: 100% of total price plus Travel Protection payments
On Globus escorted vacations, young travelers ages 8-17 receive a 10% discount on the base land vacation price. There is no discount for
young travelers on vacations that include a Galápagos cruise.
For vacations that include a Holland America cruise:
• 75-57 days prior to commencement of services: 20% of total price plus Travel Protection payments
Due to heightened security, many countries have adopted practices to prevent international abductions of children. If a child will be
• 56-29 days prior to commencement of services: 50% of total price plus Travel Protection payments
traveling with adults other than the parents or with only one parent, it is recommended that a notarized letter be written by the parents
• 28-16 days prior to commencement of services: 75% of total price plus Travel Protection payments
or non-traveling parent granting authorization to travel, including the dates of travel. We suggest that you also contact the appropriate
• 15-0 days prior to commencement of services: 100% of total price plus Travel Protection payments
consulate and airlines because they may have additional requirements or recommendations.
For vacations that include the Polar Bears of Churchill:
Smoking: Smoking is not allowed on transportation that is exclusively provided by Globus. On cruise ships, smoking is restricted to certain
• 65-47 days prior to commencement of services: 50% of total price plus Travel Protection payments
areas of the vessel. On European river cruise ships, smoking is allowed only on the vessels’ outside decks where ashtrays are available.
• 46-0 days prior to commencement of services: 100% of total price plus Travel Protection payments
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Price Policy: All vacation prices are based on rates (reflecting foreign exchange rates) known at the time of publication and expected to As it is difficult and sometimes impossible to properly investigate a complaint if Globus is not advised of such complaint quickly, any
be in effect at the time of departure, and do not include airfare except where noted. Vacation prices are per person, based on double compensation you may have been able to claim could be reduced or even forfeited if you do not follow the complaints procedure set out
occupancy. Single room supplements and triple reductions or pricing are listed where applicable. Not all accommodation types are in this clause.
available on all vacations.
Prices are subject to increase without notice, subject to the guarantees set forth below. In the event of a problem or complaint involving the negligence of any suppliers, sub-contractors, or agents in relation to any service
provided to the vacation participant, Globus must receive the complaint while on vacation or within 30 days of tour completion.
Once Globus has received your full deposit for any vacation that land vacation price is guaranteed and you are protected against any land
price increase due to currency surcharge. Any subsequent cost increases are at Globus’ expense, not including energy cost increases and/ Holidays: During local or national holidays or special events, on Sundays, and religious occasions, certain facilities such as museums,
or any government tax increases. churches, restaurants, sightseeing tours, and shopping may be limited or not available. Alternatives will be offered whenever possible.
Globus cannot be held responsible for any closures or curtails for any reason.
Air-inclusive vacations, and/or land-only vacations that include air between cities (internal air) are guaranteed when Globus has received
your full land and air deposits. Globus reserves the right to ticket bookings upon receipt of full land and air deposits thus any subsequent Christmas Market Vacations: Please note that Christmas markets generally close around the third week of December.
changes made at your request are subject to airline-imposed change fees and/or changes in airfare price, which are your responsibility to
pay. Air is only available to passengers traveling from the United States and only available when booked in conjunction with a land vacation. Safety: Please be aware that during your participation in vacations operated by Globus, certain risks and dangers may arise beyond our
Vacation departures in 2013 are subject to itinerary modifications. Full details will be available in October 2012. Travelers have the right to control, including but not limited to: the hazards of traveling in undeveloped areas; travel by boat, train, automobile, aircraft, or other
cancel their reservation without penalty within 7 days of notification in the event of itinerary modifications for departures in 2013. means of transportation; forces of nature; political unrest; acts of lawlessness or terrorism; and accident or illness in remote regions without
means of rapid evacuation or medical facilities. Globus will not have liability regarding provision of medical care or the adequacy of any
Visas & Passports: You are responsible for obtaining and paying for all visas and entry documents, for meeting all health and other care that may be rendered. While Globus will use its best efforts to ensure that adequate measures are taken, by agreeing to participate
requirements, and for any documents required by the laws, regulations, orders, and/or requirements of the countries you will visit. in a vacation and/or optional excursions you agree that you will hold Globus harmless regarding any provision of medical care or the
Non-U.S. citizens must consult with appropriate consulates to determine if any visas are needed; you are responsible for obtaining all adequacy of any care rendered.
visas and entry documents independently. Globus is not responsible for providing you with specific visa and passport information or
documentation, and Globus cannot accept liability for any passenger refused entry onto any transport or into any country due to failure Photographs or Pictures: Photographs or pictures appearing in this brochure should be used solely as an indication of facilities and
of the passenger to carry correct documentation. All passengers traveling internationally are required to have a passport. Most countries attractions. Actual facilities and attractions may vary according to itinerary. Maps shown on the vacation pages are current at the time of
require that the passport be valid for at least six (6) months beyond the conclusion of your trip. It is recommended you have a minimum printing and may not reflect the actual routing should the itinerary change.
of three blank pages in your passport when traveling, as many countries require blank pages. Multiple-entry visas are required for some
vacations. It is your responsibility to verify all visa and passport requirements. The process of obtaining a visa and/or passport can take Optional Excursions & Activities: Optional activities and excursions (“the Services”) available for booking are provided by local operators
up to three months or more. or other third parties that are entirely independent of Globus and do not form any part of the product or services sold to you by Globus
or of these Terms & Conditions, even where Globus suggests particular operators/other third parties and/or assists you in booking such
Hotels & Accommodations: The hotels listed in this brochure are intended to be used on all departures; however, if a change becomes optional activities or excursions. Your contract for such Services will be with the organizer or operator of that Service and will be subject
necessary for any reason, including alternate hotels for additional departures on the same date, or hotel location changes within or to its Terms & Conditions, which may contain exclusions or limitations of liability. Globus has no liability for any such optional activity
outside itinerary cities, the hotel substituted will be equivalent or higher to those shown. No refunds are provided for hotel changes; full or excursion or for any act(s) or omission(s) of the organizer or operator or for any of its employees or agents or any other person(s)
cancellation penalties as noted above apply. connected with the optional activity or excursion.
Every effort is made to reserve only twin-bedded rooms. Occasionally, some hotels will only provide double-bedded rooms. These rooms Any advice or assistance on or with any Service provided by any local representative does not mean or imply that the Service is sold,
will be allocated to couples. Please note that check-in times vary worldwide; Globus cannot control or guarantee check-in times. supervised, or controlled by Globus or that any such advice or assistance is given on behalf of Globus. Vacation participants are asked to
check with the operator of any optional activity or excursion and the applicable Terms & Conditions before booking.
Baggage Allowance: Porterage for one suitcase is included in the vacation price. Airport/train station porterage is not included unless
otherwise specified in your travel documents. Please be prepared to carry your own suitcase on and off airplanes and trains and through Responsibility: Group Voyagers, Inc., located at 5301 South Federal Circle, Littleton, Colorado 80123, is an independent company (“the
airports and train stations. Company”) licensed to market and distribute travel products under the Globus brand name, and arrange for the vacation services offered
in this brochure, including transportation, sightseeing, and accommodations through independent contracts.
Your single bag should have dimensions not exceeding 30”x21”x11” and weight not exceeding 50lbs (22kg). Due to limited capacity on
safari vehicles and flights when on safari, your single bag must be soft-sided and cannot exceed 33 lbs (15kg) for vacations in Kenya & Air carriers, accommodations, and other suppliers (including but not limited to trains, cruises, ferries, motorcoaches, hotels, and
Tanzania or 44 lbs (20 kg including hand luggage) in Botswana or Zambia. Due to limited motorocoach capacity on South Africa vacations, restaurants) providing services are independent contractors and are not agents, employees, servants, or joint venturers of the Company or
your single bag should have dimensions not exceeding 30”x21”x11” and weight not exceeding 50lbs (22kg) unless otherwise noted in your its affiliates. All certificates and other travel documents for services issued by the Company are subject to the Terms & Conditions specified
Travel Documents. We regret that we are unable to accept a second suitcase or any luggage exceeding these limits on any vacation. Some by the supplier, which are available upon request, and to the laws of the countries in which the services are supplied.
vacations have more restrictive regulations than listed above. Please refer to your Travel Documents for more information.
The international carriage of passengers is subject to international conventions and treaties, where applicable. These international
Air carrier restrictions may vary from the limitations listed above. Size and weight limitations for carry-on and checked baggage vary from agreements limit and, in some events, exclude the carrier’s liability to passengers (vacation participants). Where any claim or part of a
airline to airline and even according to destination, and are becoming more restrictive. Most airlines charge fees for checked baggage and claim (including those involving death or personal injury) concerns or involves any travel arrangements (including the process of getting
these fees are not included in the airfare or the vacation package price. Please check with your airline(s) directly for baggage information, on or off the transport concerned) provided by any air, sea, inland waterways, rail, or road carrier or any stay in a hotel, the Company’s
regulations and fees. Globus is not responsible for additional fees imposed by air carriers for baggage. Regulations within most airports maximum liability is the maximum which would be payable by the carrier or the hotel keeper concerned under the applicable international
require that travelers handle their own luggage through customs. No responsibility is accepted by Globus for loss of or damage to baggage convention, treaty, or regulation applicable to the travel arrangements or hotel stay (e.g., the Warsaw Convention, the Montréal Convention
or any of the traveler’s belongings throughout the duration of the vacation. Baggage insurance is recommended. See the Globus Web site for international travel by air, the EU Regulation on Air Carrier Liability for air carriers with an operating license granted by an EU country,
or back of this brochure for an all-inclusive Travel Protection Plan. the Athens Convention for international travel by sea) in that situation.
Carry-on bags should not exceed the dimensions of 12”x11”x6”. For safety reasons, wheeled carry-on bags are not suitable as hand luggage After departure, if the services included in the vacation cannot be supplied or there are changes in an itinerary for reasons beyond the
on motorcoaches and mini-buses. Carry-on bags must be small enough to store in overhead bins or under the seat in front of you on control of the Company, the Company will arrange for the provision of comparable services. Any resulting additional expense will be the
motorcoaches and other transportation. responsibility of vacation participants, and any resulting savings will be refunded by the Company to vacation participants.
Travel Documents: Passenger Travel Documents, including e-ticket itineraries, are sent by regular ground delivery approximately 2-3 The Company reserves the right to accept or reject any person as a vacation participant; to expel any participant from the vacation; to
weeks prior to departure, provided full invoice payment has been received. If available, a service charge per reservation is added for make changes in the itinerary whenever the Company deems it necessary for the comfort, convenience, or safety of the participants; and
documents requested in advance and/or for 2-day delivery. Please indicate at the time of reservation whether you prefer regular ground to cancel a vacation at any time.
delivery or 2-day delivery (2-day delivery with related charges is required for reservations made within 45 days of commencement of
services and for delivery outside the continental United States; charges will be quoted at time of reservation). The vacation participant agrees that neither the Company nor its affiliates shall be liable for any damage, loss (including personal injury,
death, and property loss), or expense occasioned by any act or omission of any supplier providing services, any insurer or insurance
Not Included in the Vacation Price: Federal inspection fees for the Federal U.S. Customs and Immigrations; International Air Transportation tax; administrator under the Travel Protection Plan, or any other person.
agricultural tax; other per person taxes imposed by government entities; airport taxes and fees including the September 11th Security fee up to
$10 per person, passenger facility charges up to $18 per person, Federal domestic flight segment fees up to $3.70 per segment, and U.S. and Any dispute between the vacation participant and the Company directly or indirectly relating to the Terms & Conditions shall be first
International arrival and departure and other government-imposed fees between $200 - $600; port taxes; passports; visas and vaccinations; submitted to mediation at Denver, Colorado, before a mediator mutually agreed to by the parties. If mediation is not successful, the dispute
tips to your Tour or Cruise Director, Local Host, driver, Local Guides, and/or ship’s crew; gratuities on ferries, trains, and cruise ships; laundry; must be resolved by binding arbitration under Colorado law before the Judicial Arbiter Group or its successor located at 1601 Blake Street,
telephone; minibar; alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted Globus menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant or onboard your Denver, Colorado 80202. The prevailing party shall be entitled to an award of costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees. Any action to enforce
vessel (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, ship, or restaurant); airport transfers on non-qualifying flights; optional the arbitrator’s decision shall be brought in the state or federal courts in the State of Colorado.
excursions, porterage at airports and train stations; Travel Protection; baggage fees; and all other items of a personal nature. Arbitration against the Company must be commenced within one year following the date of vacation completion. Neither the Company
nor any affiliate shall in any case be liable for other than compensatory damages, and you hereby waive any right to punitive damages.
Refunds: Please note that any request for refunds is subject to these Terms & Conditions; no refund will be made for unused services of
less than 48 consecutive hours, for unused transportation where group activity tickets are involved or for voluntary modifications made No person, other than an authorized representative of the Company by a document in writing, is authorized to vary, add, or waive any term
by the traveler. Airport transfers are complimentary with air booked through Globus on qualifying flights and dates. Not all flights or dates or condition on its Web site, including any term or condition set forth in the preceding provisions.
qualify. Customers not using the included transfer will not be given a cash equivalent or vacation price reduction.
Service Inquiries after the Vacation: After returning from your vacation, if you wish to inquire about any services provided, please ensure that Globus is a service mark registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
all correspondence relating to those services is received by Globus, Traveler Services, Group Voyagers Inc. (see address under “Responsibility”). CST#2017032-20
Any complaint or claim involving the vacation services offered in this brochure must be notified to Globus within 30 days of the vacation
completion, except where such time limitations are prohibited by law.
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