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					                 Italy
TORONTO DEPARTURES | APRIL TO OCTOBER   2012
You may have the universe...if I may have Italy.
                                                                                       Guiseppe Verdi




                                       On your ALBATours holiday, you’ll have the opportunity
                                       to experience the stunning beauty of Lake Maggiore and
                                       the Isles of Ischia and Capri, stroll the storybook hills of
                                       Tuscany’s Siena and San Gimignano; revel in the richness
                                       of renaissance life in Rome and Florence; delight in the
                                       vineyards of Chianti, and in the sheer spectacle that is
    The name ALBATours has been        sublime Sorrento on the celebrated Amalfi Coast.
    synonymous with Italian touring
     holidays for 35 years. Quality,   Between Roman ruins, Renaissance art, medieval hill
       affordability and value have    towns, picturesque gondolas in Venice, exquisite
      long been our hallmarks and
                                       cathedrals, beautiful islands and sunny beaches, fine
    we take great pride in our lead-
                                       dining, superb wines and the fabulous shopping, Italy's
     ership role in vacations to the
           land of ‘la dolce vita’.    zest for life will soon sweep you up in the glory of it all!
                                         CONTENTS
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             TIMR! E                     Map of Italy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-5
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                                         Air Only, Air Extensions & The New Alitalia . . . . . . . . .6-7

           SAVE
      SAVE $200
                                         Avis Car Rentals & Car Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-9



        300
                                         Escorted Coach Tours of Italy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-11
      $
                              UPLE       Featured Coach Tour Hotels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-13
                     PER CO UR
              UPLE     ON YO NLY
       PER CO UR           RO            FULLY ESCORTED & SEMI-ESCORTED COACH TOURS
        ON YO OUR TOUCKAGE
              T         PA
       AIR &KAGE                         Seaside Spa Resort Holiday in Ischia & Rome . . . . .14-15
         PAC                      ed
                          controll       Dolce Vita in Tuscany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16-19
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           and hdrawn w .                Cradle of the Renaissance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20-21
             wit rior notice
                 p                       Artistic Italy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22-23

                                         Best of Italy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24-25
                 Rome
                                         Grand Tour of Italy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26-27
Roman Countryside (Castelli Romani)
   Amalfi Coast - Assisi - Florence      Italy South . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-29
     Chianti - Pompeii - Cortona         Torn’a Surriento (Return to Sorrento) . . . . . . . . . . . .30-31
    Montecassino - Monteriggioni
San Gimignano - Siena - Isle of Ischia   Thomas Cook Travel Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
   Isle of Capri - Naples Sorrento       Mediterranean Cruising with Sunquest . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
         Lugano (Switzerland)
    Stresa/Baveno/Lake Maggiore          Terms & Conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34-35
            Verona - Venice
Map of Italy




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                               Assisi •


                                  • Spoleto




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     ITALY
                                                      Map is not to scale


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FLORENCE, SIENA,                           VENICE, VERONA                             AMALFI COAST, NAPLES,
SAN GIMIGNANO                              The Region of Veneto                       POMPEII, SORRENTO, ISLE
The Region of Tuscany                      Veneto comprises the majestic              OF ISCHIA, ISLE OF CAPRI,
A mix of countryside, vineyards, great     Dolomites and the lagoon zone,             POSITANO
natural beauty, and timeless cities        including beautiful Verona and Venice,     The Region of Campania
such as Pisa, Siena, Lucca, and            the ageless capital; all magnificent       Italy at its postcard best, Sorrento is
Arezzo, Tuscany has Florence and all       churches, lavish palazzi and stately       on the Amalfi Coast and lines the cliffs
its Renaissance grandeur as its capital,   bridges, set upon a labyrinth of           that gaze across cobalt sea to Naples
and is unrivalled as a cradle of art,      waterways which are works of art in        and Mt. Vesuvius. The entire Amalfi
food and wine.                             themselves.                                area drips in romance and extraordi-
                                                                                      nary sights such as the Isles of Ischia
                                           ASSISI, SPOLETO, PERUGIA,                  and Capri, and the ruins of Pompeii.
                                           ORVIETO
                                           The Region of Umbria                       ROME
                                           Rich in art, culture and cuisine,          The Region of Lazio
                                           Umbria is dotted with castles, fortress-   Rome is a magical blend of art,
                                           es, monasteries and well-preserved         architecture and one of the most
                                           hilltowns, such as Assisi where gentle     cosmopolitan lifestyles in the world.
                                           St. Francis was born in 1181. Spoleto      Everywhere you look, something             “I saw the angel in the
                                           presents a renowned performing arts        splendid presents itself, whether a
                                           festival each summer.                      beautiful statue, a wonderful bag, a         marble and carved
                                                                                      divine pasta, the glorious Piazza           until I set him free.”
                                                                                      Navona. The Roman Countryside is
                                                                                      home to the Castelli Romani (Roman         Michelangelo Buonarroti
                                                                                      Castles), simply eye-popping little
                                                                                      towns just south of Rome.




                                                                            Venice                                                                  Amalfi Coast


                                                                                                                                        ALBATours Italy 2012   5
Affordable Air Only Rates
                and Air Extensions

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WELCOME ABOARD ALITALIA!
Alitalia, a member of the Skyteam Alliance, offers daily service between
Toronto and Rome with convenient connections to over 80 destinations
worldwide including Italy, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Alitalia
has been selected by ALBATours as the official carrier for its 2012 Italy
holidays and 2012 Summer Mediterranean cruises offered by Sunquest,
an ALBATours sister company.
Now offering service to six* destinations in Italy, 2012 marks an
exciting evolution for ALBATours, a member of one of the world’s
largest leisure travel groups - Thomas Cook Canada. Flights are aboard
Boeing 767 aircraft with Classica Class Service (Economy) and Magnifica
Class Service (Business). Cabin crews speak English & Italian.

ROUNDTRIP AIR ONLY - FROM TORONTO
ROME, VENICE, LAMEZIA, PALERMO, CATANIA, BARI
APRIL TO OCTOBER 2012

SUMMER FLIGHT SCHEDULE - FROM TORONTO
Rome – Daily (from July 1st)
Venice – Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
                                                                                                                 Coach Tour Passengers
Lamezia – Monday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday                                                                        EXTEND YOUR STAY
Palermo – Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday                                                                               Pre-and/or Post
Catania – Monday, Wednesday (from July 1st), Friday
Bari – Thursday, Saturday, Sunday                                                                                     Coach Tour
*Please inquire about flights to Bologna, Brindisi, Florence, Genoa, Naples,
Reggio Calabria, Trieste, Turin, Verona, Milan Linate, Milan Malpensa                                      The roundtrip airfare included in your ALBATours coach
                                                                                                            tour package or coach tour plus Mediterranean Cruise
CLASSICA – ECONOMY CLASS                                                                                   package, is valid for 21 days without surcharge. You may
From
        $
         449 Per Person                                                                                       extend the duration of your holiday to 45 days and
                                                                                                            beyond with the payment of the very low supplement
• Roomy 31’ seat pitch                                                                                                 shown in the price panel below.
• Complimentary advance seat selection available                                                              Airfare Supplements - Departure Date from Toronto, Add per Adult/Child
  (excludes emergency exits & bulkhead seats)                                                                                     Apr 1-Jun 8
                                                                                                          Airfare
                                                                                                              Duration of                Departure Jun 9-Jun 22 Toronto
                                                                                                                                                       date from
• Full hot dinner with wine and water after departure from Toronto                                            Extension
                                                                                                          Supplements            Sep 8-Oct 31         Aug 18-Sep 7
                                                                                                                                          Add below per Adult/Child      Jun 23-Aug 17
• Continental breakfast two hours prior to arrival in Italy                                                   22-28 days             50                  75                 100
                                                                                                          Duration of                          April 1-October 31, 2012
• Full lunch with wine and water after departure from Italy                                                   29-45 days                 75                    100          125
• Snack with coffee and tea two hours prior to arrival in Toronto                                         22 to 45 days                                        75
                                                                                                              For stays over 45 days, ask your travel agent. Prices in $CDN
• On board entertainment with movies in Italian and English,                                               For stays over 45 days, ask your travel agent. Prices in $CDN
  multi-channel music, a selection of Italian and international                                           Returns are available from Rome, Venice, Lamezia, Palermo,
  newspapers, and Alitalia's Ulisse magazine                                                              Catania, Bari. Returns from all other destinations are available on
• Luggage allowance: 1 piece not to exceed 23 kg                                                          request.
Taxes additional from $387-$425 per person. All flights from Toronto to and from Italy connect in Rome.

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“Made In Italy”
                                                                                                               MAGNIFICA                                          SAVE
                                                                                                                                                                  $
                                                                                                                                                                    6E00
                                                                                                               CLASS SPECIAL!                                     C
                                                                                                                                                                     P R
                                                                                                                                                                   OUPLE †

                                                                                                                         $
                                                                                                                            1999        Per Person*
                                                                                                                    On February 25, 2012 price will
                                                                                                                     increase to $2299 per person
                                                                                                                         *plus taxes & surcharges


                                                                                                                   ROUNDTRIP AIR ONLY
                                                                                                                Toronto to Rome, Venice, Lamezia,
                                                                                                                 Bari, Palermo, Catania, Bologna,
                                                                                                                Brindisi, Florence, Genoa, Naples,
                                                                                                                  Reggio Calabria, Trieste, Turin,
                                                                                                               Verona, Milan Linate, Milan Malpensa

                                                                                                               †
                                                                                                                Book by February 24, 2012
                                                                                                               Departure                                      Roundtrip
                                                                                                               Dates                                          Per Person
                                                                                                                                                             $
                                                                                                               Apr 1 - Oct 31 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1999
                                                                                                               Prices apply to all destinations shown.
                                                                                                               Taxes & surcharges additional from $387 - $425 per person.

                                                                                                               On flights between Toronto & Rome, you’ll enjoy
                                                                                                               Magnifica Class (Business Class) service. Magnifica Class
                                                                                                               is not offered on domestic flights within Italy.


 MAGNIFICA – BUSINESS CLASS COMFORT & CONVENIENCES
 • Magnifica Class is offered on all Alitalia flights between Toronto and Rome
 • Complimentary advance seat selection is available
 • The Magnifica Class cabin is decked with just 20 spacious Capri seats with leather-trimmed
   upholstery & padded foot rests for total comfort and privacy
 • Enjoy delectable meals from the selected “Italian region of the month” accompanied by a
   wide selection of Italian wines to compliment your meal
 • On board entertainment with movies in Italian and English, multi-channel music, a selection of
   Italian and international newspapers, and Alitalia's Ulisse magazine
 • Luggage allowance 64 kg: 2 pieces not to exceed 32 kg each
 • To ensure prompt service, dedicated Magnifica Class check-in counters are located at most airports
 • Enjoy complimentary access to the VIP lounges offered at most airports
 • Earn TRIPLE the miles as a MilleMiglia frequent flyer member to earn rewards three times sooner

 COACH TOUR PASSENGERS
 ALBATours coach tour passengers may upgrade from Classica (Economy) to Magnifica Class by                                             Capri Seat
 adding a supplement of $799 per person each way to the price of their Air & Tour Package.




                    Join the MilleMiglia program and earn miles when you book through ALBATours and fly on Alitalia.
                    Remember to quote your frequent flyer number and present your MilleMiglia card at check-in.                                   ALBATours Italy 2012       7
                      Car Rental
                                        • Great selection • 240 AVIS locations • Over 20,000 car fleet
                                        • Affordable all-inclusive rates in $CDN



                                                       INSURANCE-INCLUSIVE RATES INCLUDE:


     SAVE TO 50%
          UP                                           •   Unlimited Kilometers
                                                       •   Personal Accident Insurance (PAI)
                                                       •   Collision Damage Waiver (CDW)
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       From
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                                                           Theft Protection (TP)
                                                           Collision Deductibles
                                                           Airport Surcharge 16%
                                                           Road Tax
                 book and pay
      Be sure to al car in Canada
                                                       •   Railway Surcharge 8%
                                                       •   VAT - Italian Government Taxes 21%
        your rent 50% over rates
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                                        CAR FLEET GUIDE - 2012
                                                                                                    Car pick-up from April 1, 2012 - March 31, 2013
Rental is confirmed by
group, not by car make, Car Car Make,                                                                             # of         # of Large     # of Small # of # of
model or type          Group Sample Model or Similar                                         Transmission      Passengers       Luggage        Luggage Doors Seats

                                 A     FIAT PANDA 1.2 DYNAMIC                                                                                               3           4
                                       CITROEN C1 1.0                                            manual                             -                       3           4
ECONOMY                          B     NEW LANCIA Y 1.2                                                                                                     5           5
                                       FORD FIESTA 1.2                                          manual                              -                       5           5
                                 C     FIAT PUNTO 1.3 MJT                                                                                                   5           5
                                       NISSAN NOTE 1.4                                           manual                                                     5           5
COMPACT                          D     FIAT BRAVO 1.6 MJT                                                                                                   5           5
                                       LANCIA MUSA 1.3 MJT                                       manual                                                     5           5
STATION WAGON                    E     FORD FOCUS 1.6 TDCI [SW]                                                                                             5           5
                                       PEUGEOT 308 1.6 HDI [SW]                                 manual                                    +       -         5           5
MEDIUM                           F     ALFA GIULIETTA 2.0 JTD                                                                                               5           5
                                       AUDI A3 2.0                                               manual                                   +       -         5           5
INTERMEDIATE                     G     CITROEN C4 PICASSO 1.6 HDI                                                                                           5           5
MULTISPACE                             RENAULT SCENIC 1.5 DCI                                   manual                                                      5           5
PREMIUM                          H     AUDI A4 2.0 TDI                                                                                                      4           5
FULL SIZE                              BMW SERIES 320D                                           manual                                                   4 or 5        5
INTERMEDIATE                     I     VW GOLF PLUS 2.0 TDI [A]                                                                                             5           5
                                       FORD FOCUS 2.0 TDCI [A]                                 automatic                                                    5           5
SMALL CAR                        J     NISSAN MICRA 1.4 ACTIVE [A]                                                                                          3           4
                                       LANCIA Y TWIN AIR [A]                                   automatic                                                    5           5
LARGE                            K     FORD NEW GALAXY 1.9 TDCI                                                                                             5           7
WITH 7 SEATS                           VW SHARAN 2.0 TDI                                        manual                                    +        -        5           7
LUXURY                           L     MERCEDES CLASS E220 CDI [A]                                                                                          4           5
                                       BMW SERIES 5 2.0 D FUTURA [A]                           automatic                                                    4           5
MINIBUS                          M     RENAULT TRAFIC 2.0 TD                                                                                                4           9
WITH 9 SEATS                           FIAT SCUDO COMBI 2.0 MJT                                 manual                                    +        -        3           9
CONVERTIBLE                      N     PEUGEOT 207 HDI CONVERTIBLE                                                                                          2           4
COMPACT                                FIAT 500 1.4 LOUNGE CONVERTIBLE                           manual                             -                       2           4
LARGE WITH 8 SEATS               O     MERCEDES VITO COMBI 115 CDI [A]                         automatic                                  +       -          4          7


    Price shown is per car per day and already reflects the savings. Standard on all models: air-conditioning, radio, air bag, power steering and ABS. Diesel gas is
    required for car makes/models in Groups C, E, F, G, H, K, L & M. Group L is not available for pick up at depots located in the Regions of Campania, Calabria,
    Sicily, Puglia Region & Basilicata. Group O: Available for pick up only in Rome Fiumicino Airport, Rome downtown, Pisa Airport, Milan Malpensa Airport and
    Venice Airport. Group N: Available for pick up only in Rome Fiumicino Airport, Rome downtown, Florence, Pisa Airport, Bologna, Naples, Sorrento, Lamezia,
    Palermo, Taormina, and Catania. Avis can confirm car group and not a special make or model. Restrictions: some models may be restricted (or not available) in the
    regions of Campania, Puglia & Basilicata. Car fleet is subject to change.




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                                                 ADVANCE
                                                 BOOKING
                                                 SPECIAL!
                                                  BOOK BY FEBRUARY 24, 2012




BOOK AIR & CAR
SAVE UP $100
       TO

PER CAR RENTAL
Save $50 per car for 3 to 6 day rental
Save $75 per car for 7 to 13 day rental
Save $100 per car for 14 to 99 day rental

Summer 2012 - Book by February 24, 2012
Book AIR and CAR between December 1, 2011
and February 24, 2012 with car pick-up between
April 1, 2012 and March 31, 2013

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Valid when booking a car rental with a duration of 3 to 99 days and a minimum of two
Alitalia roundtrip adult airfares in either Economy or Magnifica Class with ALBATours. Offer
applies to all AVIS Italy car groups (car pick-up is available at all AVIS Italy car rental depots).
2 adults on each booking are required per car rental: eg. 2/3 adults = 1 car rental. 4/5 adults =
2 car rentals and so on. Airseats and car(s) must be booked on the same reservation, on the same day.
Escorted Coach Tours

                                  One of the major selling features and fundamental advantages of an escorted coach tour is
                                  the complete and total absence of “hassle.” Every included attraction and sightseeing
                                  excursion is pre-organized, your dining is all arranged, and a comfortable and inviting hotel
                                  awaits you at the end of each glorious day. All you need do is immerse yourself in the joys
                                  of Italy and slip on and off your air-conditioned, state-of-the-art, deluxe motorcoach -
                                  everything else is in the capable hands of Auratours Vacances Italia and Essence of Italy,
                                  ALBATours’ local representatives in Italy.


       Our coach tours visit the following destinations.
       Please see each individual coach tour for specific itineraries.
       Rome • Roman Countryside (Castelli Romani) • Florence • Venice • Assisi • Amalfi Coast • Isle of Ischia • Isle of Capri
       • Castellina in Chianti • Cortona • Montecassino • Monteriggioni • Naples • Parma • Pompeii • San Gimignano • Siena
       • Sorrento • Stresa/Baveno/Lake Maggiore • Lugano (Switzerland) • Verona




                                                                                                                     The Vatican in Rome

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                                                                                           Venetian lagoon and San Giorgio Maggiore aerial view, Venice




                                                    Amalfi Coast

Itineraries are very carefully planned to give you the most        You can book a complete land plus air package from
comprehensive experience possible. A leisurely pace is             Toronto or choose a land only package and join the tour
established which allows plenty of time for personal               while you’re in Italy.
exploration in conjunction with the organized aspects of
your trip.                                                         Please Note:
                                                                   Coach tours are not recommended for those with special needs
All our professional, highly informed and experienced tour         (e.g. wheelchairs) and/or for children under the age of six.
escorts and local guides are English speaking, so                  When visiting St.Peter's Basilica, St. Mark's Basilica or any church -
                                                                   shorts, short skirts or bare shoulders are not permitted. For security
communication is first rate.                                       purposes, bags, parcels, knapsacks are not permitted in certain
                                                                                                                 museums and churches.
Coach tours are for every age group too. Don’t miss out
thinking that coach tours are restricted to a older crowd.
Anyone looking for the fun of travel with a group of
companions who share similar interests and wants
to sit back, relax and see Italy in complete comfort, is the
perfect candidate for our fully escorted and semi-escorted
coach tours.

SEE NEXT PAGE FOR COACH TOUR HOTELS
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                              sho                                                      Hotel Delfino-Mestre ####                  Hotel NH Anglo American
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        Hotel accommodation inc taxes, city tourist tax
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      (buffet or continental), hovice charges. All accommo-
     (where applicable) and ser g & direct-dial telephone
     dation features air-conditionin specified.
                   unless otherwise
                                                       double occupancy.
                               night in $CDN, based on
      Rates are per person per                                                                                                    Well-located 800 metres from Santa
                                                                                                                                  Maria Novella Railway Station just 15-
                                                                                                                                  minutes walk from Florence city centre.
ROME                                                                                                                              Facilities: Hotel features include a
Grand Hotel Beverly Hills ####                                                                                                    bright lobby with stylish decor, antique
A modern hotel near one of the most elegant areas of Rome - the Parioli Zone           A well located 126 room hotel near         furniture, 19th-century artwork, a bar
near Villa Borghese and Via Veneto - the Grand Hotel Beverly Hills espouses            San Giuliano Park,10 minutes from          and a restaurant serving Tuscan and
the traditions of true Italian hospitality. Recently renovated, the hotel offers all   Marco Polo Airport and the adjacent        Mediterranean specialties. Rooms have
the modern comforts.                                                                   casino.                                    a satellite TV with pay-per-view chan-
Facilities: 24-hour concierge, a spacious lobby, popular restaurant, well-known        Facilities: Restaurant, bar, 24-hour       nels, a pay minibar, a bathroom with
bar, and internet access in lobby. 183 A/C rooms, all tastefully decorated and         front desk. Rooms have satellite TV,       tub and/or shower and a hairdryer.
furnished, feature an in-room safe, pay mini-bar, internet access, satellite TV,       phone, mini-fridge, in-room safe, free     Dates                 Rate per person
                                                                                       WiFi, bathroom with tub and/or             Apr 2-Jun 30, Sep 7-Oct 31         $114
bathroom with tub and/or shower, hairdryer.
                                                                                       shower, hair-dryer.                        Jul 1-Sep 6                         $95
Dates                                                            Rate per person
Apr 1-Jun 30, Sep 1-Oct 31                                             $115-$140       Dates                Rate per person
Jul 1-Aug 31                                                           $107-$115       Apr 1-30, Jul 1-31                 $73     SIENA
Price may differ depending on which tour is booked.                                    May 5-Jun 30, Sep 1-Oct 31         $92     Hotel NH Excelsior ####
                                                                                       Aug 1-31                           $62

                                                                                       Hotel NH Laguna
                                                                                       Palace-Mestre ####




                                                                                                                                  Situated in the heart of beautiful Siena,
                                                                                                                                  this newly refurnished 129 room hotel
                                                                                                                                  offers easy access to Siena’s main attrac-
                                                                                                                                  tions, shops and piazzas, plus a pleas-
                                                                                                                                  ing ambience of rich hues and woods
                                                                                       Beautiful, modern hotel in the town of     for guests to enjoy.
                                                                                       Mestre a short boat journey from St.       Facilities: From the grand open foyer
                                                                                       Mark’s Square, the islands of Murano       to the local cuisine at hotel restaurant,
                                                                                       and Burano.                                Al Rastrello, and the sleek hotel bar,
                                                                                       Facilities: Sweeping lobby, restaurant,    every corner of the hotel is designed to
                                                                                       several bars, summer terrace, room         engage the senses. Rooms have satellite
                                                                                       service. Rooms have alarm                  TV with pay-per-view, pay mini-bar,
                                                                                       clock/radio, pay mini-bar, satellite pay   internet access, phone, safe, bathroom
                                                                                       TV, coffee/tea maker, WiFi, bathroom       with bath and or shower, hairdryer.
                                                                                       with tub and/or shower, hairdryer.         Dates                 Rate per person
                                                                                       Dates                Rate per person       Apr 1-30, Jun 30, Sep 1-Oct 31       $99
                                                                                       Apr 24-Jun 25, Aug 25-Oct 31      $108     Jul 1-Aug 31                         $82
                                                                                       Jun 26-Aug 24                      $91
Rates are per person, per night in $CDN, based on double occupancy.


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Hotel Garden ####                                           Grand Hotel Flora ####                                 LAKE MAGGIORE/
                                                                                                                   STRESA/BAVENO
                                                                                                                   Grand Hotel Bristol (In Stresa) ####




                                                            A modern property located in the centre of
                                                            Sorrento. Terraces allow a splendid and unforget-
                                                            table view of Mt. Vesuvius and the Bay of Naples.
                                                            Facilities: Panoramic restaurant, American bar,
                                                            snack bar, pool, garden, parking. Rooms have satel-
                                                            lite TV, bathroom with tub and/or shower, hairdryer.   Strikingly elegant, located on the promenade of
                                                            Dates                            Rate per person       Stresa, 3 minutes walk from the city centre and pier
                                                            May 1-Jun 30, Oct 1-31                       $111      for boat tours to the Borromean Island. Completely
                                                            Jul 1-31                                     $128      renovated in 2002. Features refined furnishings
                                                            Aug 1-Sep 30                                 $145      such as Candoglia marble, antique carpets, fine
                                                                                                                   woodwork and crystal chandeliers.
A prestigious 17th century villa built by a noble fam-      ROMAN COUNTRYSIDE                                      Facilities: Restaurant, bar, open-air and indoor
ily, the elegant Hotel Garden is the nucleus of a           (CASTELLI ROMANI)                                      swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Turkish bath, gym. Rooms
hotel complex set in lovely grounds with attractive
views. Three buildings separate from the main villa
                                                            Hotel Villa Vecchia ####                               have satellite TV, WiFi, pay mini-bar, bathroom with
provide all modern accommodation comforts.                                                                         tub and/or shower, hairdryer, balcony.
Facilities: Large pool in the centre of an English                                                                 Dates                              Rate per person
lawn, tennis court, terrace and restaurant with inter-                                                             Apr 9-16, Oct 14-31                            $186
national and regional cuisine. Rooms have TV, pay                                                                  Apr 5-8 & 17-27, Jun 23-Sep7, Oct 6-13         $199
                                                                                                                   Apr 28-Jun 22, Sep 8-Oct 5                     $216
mini-bar, in-room safe, bathroom with tub and/or
shower, hairdryer.
Dates                               Rate per person
                                                                                                                   Grand Hotel Dino (In Baveno) ####
Apr 1-Oct 31                                       $82

SORRENTO
Hotel Conca Park ####




                                                                                                                   A 375-room hotel set amid beautiful gardens over-
                                                                                                                   looking Lake Maggiore. Considered one of the best
                                                            Situated in Frascati surrounded by a great park in     beachfront properties in the area, it was restored in
A lovely hotel in a glorious location featuring views
                                                            the centre of the Roman Countryside (known as          2001 to exquisite style.
of the Gulf of Naples; just a 5 minute walk to the
                                                            Castelli Romani or Roman Castles). The terrace         Facilities: Two restaurants, breakfast room, fitness
shops and restaurants of romantic Sorrento.
                                                            offers splendid views and the park has a pool.         centre, sports bar, games room, TV room, indoor/
Facilities: Restaurant, snack bar, lounge, outdoor
                                                            Facilities: Restaurant with 16th century vaults.       outdoor pools. Underground garage. Rooms have
pool, private garden, well-being centre. Rooms have
                                                            Rooms have satellite TV, pay mini-bar, WiFi,           satellite TV, pay mini-bar, WiFi, bathroom with
pay mini-bar, satellite TV, radio, WiFi, safe,
                                                            electronic in-room safe, bathroom with bath and/or     shower and/or tub.
bathroom with tub and/or shower, hair-dryer.
                                                            shower, hairdryer.                                     Dates                              Rate per person
Dates                               Rate per person
                                                            Dates                            Rate per person       Apr 9-16, Oct 14-31                            $186
Apr 1-30, Jul 1-Aug 31                           $128
                                                            Apr 1-Jun 30, Sep 1-30                       $115      Apr 5-8 & 17-27, Jun 23-Sep 7, Oct 6-13        $199
May 1-Jun 30, Sep 1-Oct 30                       $161
                                                            Jul 1-Aug 31, Oct 1-31                        $97      Apr 28-Jun 22, Sep 8-Oct 5                     $216

Rates are per person, per night in $CDN, based on double occupancy.
visit www.albatours.com for up-to-the-minute pricing, additional photos, exciting details and more!                                          ALBATours Italy 2012     13
The Resort Isle of Ischia & a Rome Adventure
                                          8 Day/7 Night Seaside Spa Resort Holiday in Ischia & Rome
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    Ischia is the largest of the three
      islands off the coast of Naples
    (Procida, Capri and Ischia) and
       holds its own in this trinity of     Saturday Depart for Naples via Rome
  beauty in the Tyrrhenian Sea. An          on overnight Alitalia flight. Meal service.
     island of tree-lined boulevards,
      high-street shopping tavernas,        Day 1 - Sunday - Rome/Naples
   discos and excellent restaurants,        Upon arrival in Rome you’ll board             GRAND HOTEL EXCELSIOR                       HOTEL LE QUERCE ####
     Ischia has an abiding attraction       your connecting flight to Naples, then        #####
    due to its riches in hot springs,       transfer from Naples Airport to Naples
  thermo-mineral waters, spas and           Pier to board the hydrofoil to Ischia
         volcanic mud: cures aplenty        (about an hour’s trip). You’ll then
                  guaranteed to relax!      transfer to your hotel for a week of
                                            fun, sun, spa, sightseeing and relax-
The town is divided in two: Ischia          ation!
   Porto is the harbour district and
      commercial centre filled with         Day 2 Monday to
  tavernas, discos and bars. Ischia         Day 5 Thursday - Ischia
 Ponte is the historic centre boast-                                                                                                  La Querce is all about the view!
  ing the ancient Castle Aragonese          Day 6 - Friday - Ischia to Rome                                                           Tucked into a cliff with splendid vistas
 and stone streets from Greek and           After breakfast you’ll transfer to the        At one time an aristocrat’s residence,      of the Gulf of Naples, Vesuvius and the
Roman times.Popular Sant' Angelo            hydrofoil and return to Naples. You’ll        Excelsior still preserves the distinctive   Aragonese Castle, this beautifully ter-
       offers a famous harbourside          travel by coach to Rome. After hotel          features of a mansion. Set amid gardens,    raced hotel is about 20 minutes walk
      square with bars, restaurants,        check-in, the balance of the day and          it overlooks the Gulf of Naples to Capri    from the tavernas and sights of Ischia
shops and luxury boutiques. Forty           dinner is at leisure. Overnight at            and Vesuvius. From its welcoming piano      Porto (public bus available). Anticipate
  kilometres of coast boasts ample          Grand Hotel Beverly Hills #### or             bar to its classy restaurant with           a large and inviting terrace restau-
  beaches, inlets, grottos and bays;        similar.                                      panoramic terrace, elegance abounds.        rant/bar with panoramic views, two
   corners of paradise where often                                                        Corso Vittoria Colonna, Ischia’s stylish    lovely pools - one outdoor with sun-
  bathing is amid hot spring water          Day 7 - Saturday - Rome                       shopping street, is in close proximity.     deck, umbrellas and snack bar serving
              gushing just offshore.        After breakfast a sightseeing tour of         The sweetwater outdoor pool has a bar       light lunch, the other inside the
                                            Rome highlighting St. Peter’s Basilica        and solarium. Includes: Outdoor pool,       Wellness Centre. Includes: Outdoor
                                            (inside). From your coach enjoy               indoor thermal pool, fitness room,          pool, indoor thermal pool, hydro-mas-
                                            panoramic views of classic sites such         Turkish steam bath, sauna, Kneipp-path,     sage pool, Kneipp walking, Turkish
              Optional Excursions           as Trevi Fountain, Castle of St. Angelo       aroma- and chromotherapy facilities,        bath, aroma showers, gym. The
       Ischia is a stepping stone to        and the Colosseum. The rest of the            aroma showers. The private beach has        Spiaggia di Cafiero (Englishmen’s
    excellent sites including Amalfi        afternoon is at leisure. Tonight, a           umbrellas, sun-beds, and a small snack-     Beach) is just 500 metres distance.
Coast, Pompeii, Vesuvius, Paestum,          farewell dinner at a local restaurant.        bar (beach and pool include towels,         Standard Room with Sea View
  Herculaneum, boats to Capri and           Overnight at hotel.                           robes). The main hall has Wi-Fi. There is   Window:
 Naples. All tours are arranged and                                                       private parking.                            All rooms are air-conditioned June to
   paid for in Ischia at your hotel.        Day 8 - Sunday - Rome Airport                 Standard Garden View Room:                  September and have satellite TV, pay
                                            After an early breakfast, if you are fly-     Recently refurbished. air-conditioned       mini-bar, phone, bathroom with tub
                                            ing with ALBATours on Alitalia, you’ll        with satellite TV, pay mini-bar, phone,     and/or shower, hairdryer., hairdryer
                                            transfer to Rome Fiumicino Airport for        in-room safe, internet connection, bath-    and complimentary products.
                                            your return flight to Toronto.                room with tub and/or shower, hairdryer.

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                                                                                                             AIR & LAND PACKAGE
                                                                                                             • Best and lowest return airfare from Toronto to Naples (via Rome
                                                                                                               Fiumicino) and return from Rome
                                                                                                             • Transfer from Naples Airport to Naples Pier for hydrofoil transfer to Ischia
                                                                                                             • Hydrofoil transfer to Naples Pier from Ischia Hotel
                                                                                                             • Transfer from Naples Pier to Rome Hotel*
                                                                                                             • Transfer from Rome Hotel to Rome Fiumicino Airport*
                                                                                                             • Plus, Land Package detailed below

                                                                                                             *Transfers included when flights are with ALBATours on Alitalia.



                                                                                                             LAND ONLY PACKAGE
                                                                                                             INCLUDES:
                                                                                                             ACCOMMODATION
                                                                                                             • Ischia: 5 nights Hotel Le Querce #### or Grand Hotel Excelsior #####
                                                                                                             • Rome: 2 nights Grand Hotel Beverly Hills ####
                                                                                                               All rooms have private bath or shower, 2 single beds or 1 double bed.
                                                                                                               See page 12 for a description of your Rome hotel

                                                                                                             MEALS
                                                                                                             • Continental or buffet breakfast daily
                                                                                                             • Five 3-course dinners at Ischia Hotel (drinks are available at an extra cost,
                                                                                                               paid locally)
                                                                                                             • One 3-course farewell dinner in Rome at a local restaurant
      Fishing village of Sant' Angelo, Ischia                                                                  (includes 1/4 litre of wine and 1/2 litre of mineral water)


                                                    ISCHIA 4-STAR HOTEL & ROME PACKAGE                                                                         TOURS
                                                                                                                                                               • City tour of Rome on foot and by
       LAND ONLY PACKAGE – 8 DAYS/7 NIGHTS                                            AIR & LAND PACKAGE – 9 DAYS/7 NIGHTS                                       coach
   SAVE $200 PER COUPLE * BOOK BY FEBRUARY 24!                                    SAVE $300 PER COUPLE * BOOK BY FEBRUARY 24!
Land Package commences in Rome at your hotel on Sunday.                        Departure from Toronto to Rome on Saturday.                                     SPA & WELLNESS PROGRAM
                                                                               Land Package commences in Rome at your hotel on Sunday.                         • Features unlimited use of the inclu-
Start Date in Rome                                                             Departure date from Toronto                                                       sions shown in hotel descriptions.
                                               Double Triple        Single                                                    Double Triple        Single
May 13, 20, 27, Jun 3, 10, 17, 24               $
                                                 1199     $
                                                           1029      $
                                                                      1299     May 12, 19, 26                                  $
                                                                                                                                1749     $
                                                                                                                                          1579      $
                                                                                                                                                     1849      NOT INCLUDED
Jul 8, 15, 22, 29                               $
                                                 1249     $
                                                           1099      $
                                                                      1399     Jun 2, 9, 16, 23                                $
                                                                                                                                1899     $
                                                                                                                                          1699      $
                                                                                                                                                     1969      • Meals and drinks not specified
Aug 26, Sep 9, 16                               $
                                                 1199     $
                                                           1129      $
                                                                      1429     Jul 7, 14, 21, 28                               $
                                                                                                                                2049     $
                                                                                                                                          1899      $
                                                                                                                                                     2199      • Items of a personal nature
Sep 23, 30                                      $
                                                 1149     $
                                                           1099      $
                                                                      1399     Aug 25, Sep 8, 15                               $
                                                                                                                                1849     $
                                                                                                                                          1729      $
                                                                                                                                                     2029      • Entrance fees to museums, places
                                                                               Sep 22, 29                                      $
                                                                                                                                1799     $
                                                                                                                                          1749      $
                                                                                                                                                     2049        of interest, optional excursions not
*SAVINGS: Deduct $100 per person for Tour Only / Deduct $150 per person for Air & Tour. Rate are in CDN$, per person based on double occupancy.                  specified in this itinerary and all
Offer is capacity controlled and may be modified, withdrawn without prior notice. Airfare in your Air & Tour package is valid for 21 days without surcharge.
Transportation taxes & surcharges add $427. Economy Class flights. See page 7 for Magnifica Class upgrade information.                                           other it

             Air Extensions/Flexible Returns                                                               Add Car Rental                                      MORE INCLUSIONS:
                       SEE PAGE 6                                                                           SEE PAGE 8                                         • Services of an English-speaking
                                                                                                                                                                 transfer assistant between Ischia
                                                                                                                                                                 and Naples
                                                    ISCHIA 5-STAR HOTEL & ROME PACKAGE                                                                         • Services of a professional English-
                                                                                                                                                                 speaking escort and local guide
       LAND ONLY PACKAGE – 8 DAYS/7 NIGHTS                                            AIR & LAND PACKAGE – 9 DAYS/7 NIGHTS
                                                                                                                                                                 while in Rome.
   SAVE $200 PER COUPLE * BOOK BY FEBRUARY 24!                                    SAVE $300 PER COUPLE * BOOK BY FEBRUARY 24!                                  • Porterage of one piece of luggage
Land Package commences in Rome at your hotel on Sunday.                        Departure from Toronto to Rome on Saturday.                                       per person at each hotel
                                                                               Land Package commences in Rome at your hotel on Sunday.                         • Hotel taxes, city tourist tax and
Start Date in Rome                                                             Departure date from Toronto                                                       service charges
                                               Double Triple        Single                                                    Double Triple        Single
Apr 22, 29                                      $
                                                 1549     $
                                                           1499      $
                                                                      2049     Apr 21, 28                                      $
                                                                                                                                2049     $
                                                                                                                                          1999      $
                                                                                                                                                      2549
May 6, 13, 20, 27                               $
                                                 1599     $
                                                           1549      $
                                                                      2099     May 5, 12, 19, 26                               $
                                                                                                                                2149     $
                                                                                                                                          2099      $
                                                                                                                                                      2649     GRATUITIES NOT INCLUDED
                                                $
                                                 1799     $
                                                           1749      $
                                                                      2349                                                     $
                                                                                                                                2499     $
                                                                                                                                          2449      $
                                                                                                                                                      3049
                                                                                                                                                               • Tips to tour drivers, tour escort,
Jun 3, 10, 17, 24                                                              Jun 2, 9, 16, 23, Sep 8, 15
                                                                                                                                                                 local guides, restaurant and hotel
Jul 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Sep 9, 16                 $
                                                 1849     $
                                                           1799      $
                                                                      2399     Jun 30                                          $
                                                                                                                                2599     $
                                                                                                                                          2549      $
                                                                                                                                                      3149
                                                                                                                                                                 staff (suggested gratuities per
Sep 23, 30                                      $
                                                 1599     $
                                                           1549      $
                                                                      2099     Jul 7, 14, 21, 28                               $
                                                                                                                                2649     $
                                                                                                                                          2599      $
                                                                                                                                                      3199
                                                                                                                                                                 person per day: Driver 3 Euros,
Oct 7                                           $
                                                 1549     $
                                                           1499      $
                                                                      2049     Sep 22, 29                                      $
                                                                                                                                2249     $
                                                                                                                                          2199      $
                                                                                                                                                      2749
                                                                                                                                                                 Escort 3 Euros)
                                                                               Oct 6                                           $
                                                                                                                                2149     $
                                                                                                                                          2099      $
                                                                                                                                                     2649
*SAVINGS: Deduct $100 per person for Tour Only / Deduct $150 per person for Air & Tour. Rate are in CDN$, per person based on double occupancy.
Offer is capacity controlled and may be modified, withdrawn without prior notice. Airfare in your Air & Tour package is valid for 21 days without surcharge.
Transportation taxes & surcharges add $427. Economy Class flights. See page 7 for Magnifica Class upgrade information.

             Air Extensions/Flexible Returns                                                               Add Car Rental
                       SEE PAGE 6                                                                           SEE PAGE 8


                                                                                                                                                                          ALBATours Italy 2012    15
Dolce Vita in Tuscany
                                     9 Day / 8 Night Specialty Coach Tour: Gastronomic Cooking and Wine Tasting
                                     Rome, Cortona, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, Florence, Siena, Castellina in Chianti, Parma,
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     OUR
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IMPROVED!


                                        Like a fine wine, Tuscany has been some time in
                                        the making. Visitors come for a thousand reasons,
                                        many in search of the artistic heritage of the
                                        Renaissance (three of the sites included in your tour
                                        are UNESCO protected – the historical centres of
                                        Florence, Siena and San Gimignano). Others come to
                                        explore the countryside, to paint, and to just “be”
                                        amid the quiet lanes bounded by tall stone walls,
                                        cypress trees and cream-coloured villas.

                                        Your Dolce Vita in Tuscany tour, which will take you
                                        from Rome through Tuscany to Venice, has become
                                        one of the most popular holidays ALBATours has
            Additional                  ever offered. This is no surprise to us, as we know
         Night Options                  it offers our passengers top value from every
 To book additional hotel nights        perspective and promises not only great fun,
 before or after your coach tour,       wonderful sightseeing and remarkable scenery, but
 please see our hotels on pages
  12 & 13 and discuss with your
                                        also the chance to immerse yourself in local culture
                     travel agent.      and learn a good deal about Italy’s matchless food
                                        and wine. New this year! Our upgraded cooking class                     Chef Laura Masini
                                        at The Querceto Wine Estate Cooking School in Siena
16   ALBATours Italy 2012               with Chef Laura Masini.
Venice                                                                                      AIR & TOUR PACKAGE
                                                                                            • Best and lowest airfare from Toronto to Rome (Fiumicino Airport)
                                                                                              returning from Venice (Marco Polo Airport) via Rome
                                                                                            • Transfer from Rome Airport to your hotel upon arrival*
                                                                                            • Transfer from Venice hotel to Venice Airport for departure*
                                                                                            • Plus, Tour Package detailed below
                                                                                               *Transfer included when flights are with ALBATours on Alitalia.


                                                                                            TOUR ONLY PACKAGE
                                                                                            INCLUDES:
                                                                                            ACCOMMODATION
                                                                                            • Rome: 2 nights Grand Hotel Beverly Hills ####
                                                                                            • Siena: 4 nights Hotel Garden ####
                                                                                            • Venice: Hotel NH Laguna Palace-Mestre ####
                                                                                              All rooms have private bath or shower,
                                                                                              2 single beds or 1 double bed.
                                                                                              See page 12 & 13 for descriptions of all hotels

                                                                                            MEALS
                                                                                            • Continental or buffet breakfast daily
                                                                                            • Seven 3-course dinners including 1/4 litre wine & 1/2 litre water
                                                                                            • Lunch in San Gimignano including 1/4 litre wine & 1/2 litre water

                                                                                            TOURS
                                                                                            • City tour of Rome on foot and by coach
                                                                                            • City tour of Florence, Siena and Venice on foot
                                                                                            • Wine tasting, visit of wine cellars and lunch at Fattoria San Donato
                                                                                              including 1/4 litre wine & 1/2 litre water
                                                                                            • Cooking class and dinner at the Querceto Wine Estate including
                                                                                              1/4 litre wine & 1/2 litre water
                                                                                            • Wine tasting and tasting of Parmagiano cheese and Parma Ham in
                                                                                              La Degustazione estate in Langhirano di Parma
                                                                                            • All transfers by coach, boat

                                                                                            MORE INCLUSIONS
                                                                                            • Services of English speaking guides
                                                                                            • Porterage of one piece of luggage per person at each hotel
                                                                                            • Hotel taxes, city tourist tax (where applicable), and service charges

                                                                                            NOT INCLUDED
                                                                                            • Meals and drinks not specified
                                                                                            • Items of a personal nature
                                                                                            • Entrance fees to museums, places of interest, optional excursions not
                                                              Poppy field in Tuscany          specified in this itinerary and all other items not expressly mentioned

                                                                                                                                    GRATUITIES NOT
                                                                                                                                    INCLUDED
                                                                                                                                    • Tips to tour drivers, tour escort,
                                                                                                                                    local guides, restaurant and hotel
                                                                                                                                    staff (suggested gratuities per
                                                                                                                                    person per day: Driver 3 Euros,
                                                                                                                                    Escort 3 Euros)




                                                                                                                                       SEE PAGES 18 & 19 FOR
                                                                                                                                        FULL DOLCE VITA IN
                                                                                                                                       TUSCANY ITINERARY.
                            San Gimignano                                        The Querceto Wine Estate Cooking School in Siena


    visit www.albatours.com for up-to-the-minute pricing, additional photos, exciting details and more!                                         ALBATours Italy 2012       17
Dolce Vita in Tuscany Itinerary
                                         9 Day / 8 Night Specialty Coach Tour: Gastronomic Cooking and Wine Tasting
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                    • Venice

                 • Parma




                           • Rome



                                                          Day 1 – Friday               their own in central Rome. Lunch,          Day 6 – Wednesday
                                                          Rome                         afternoon, dinner and evening is at        Siena & Cooking Class
                                                          Upon arrival, check in       leisure (why not return to the             After breakfast: A half-day walking
          N                                               at hotel, and enjoy          Colosseum for a look inside -              tour of Siena. Lunch at leisure and
                                                              afternoon at             amazing!). Overnight at hotel.             time to shop. Then to the Chianti area
                                                                leisure. Tonight,                                                 stopping in Castellina in Chianti for a
                                                                 a welcome din-        Day 3 – Sunday                             short visit, followed by a cooking
                                                                 ner with music at     Tuscany, Cortona, Siena                    class with Chef Laura Masini at the
                            To Parma                             a local Italian       After breakfast: Transfer to Tuscany’s     Querceto Wine Estate Cooking School
                            and Venice                           restaurant in the     picturesque Chianti area including a       followed by dinner. Overnight at

               Chianti     Florence                              ultra-trendy
                                                                 Trastevere District
                                                                                       short visit to Cortona. Lunch & after-
                                                                                       noon at leisure. Dinner and overnight
                                                                                                                                  hotel.

                      San • •                                    of central Rome.      in Siena: Hotel Garden #### or             Chef Laura is famous for Tuscan
               Gimignano       Cortona                           Overnight at          similar.                                   courses. Includes preparation of 4

                              • •
                                                                                                                                  courses then served as dinner with
                                                                 Grand Hotel
                                                                                                                                  house wine and water.
                                                                 Beverly Hills         Day 4 – Monday
                           Siena                                 #### or               Siena, San Gimignano,
                                                                                                                                  Day 7 – Thursday
                                                                 similar.              Monteriggioni
                                                                                                                                  Siena, Parma, Venice
                                            From Rome                                  After breakfast: The sights and shop-
                 TUSCANY                                         Day 2 –               ping of San Gimignano, then to             After breakfast: You’re off to Venice
                                                                                                                                  stopping along the way at the Parma
                                                                 Saturday              Fattoria San Donato to visit their cel-
                                                                                                                                  Museum in Langhirano di Parma for a
                                                                 Rome                  lars and enjoy a terrific lunch & wine
                                                                                                                                  tasting of local wines, Parmigiano
                 Map is not to scale                           After breakfast: 3-     tasting. Then, a visit to Monteriggioni.
                                                                                                                                  cheese and Parma ham – all products
                                                           hour Rome sightseeing       Dinner and overnight at hotel.
                                                                                                                                  of the Emilia Romagna Region. Lunch
                                           tour highlighting St. Peter's Basilica
            Additional                     (inside). From your coach, enjoy            Day 5 – Tuesday                            is at leisure. Dinner and overnight: at
         Night Options                     panoramic views of Lungotevere, Isola       Florence                                   Hotel NH Laguna Palace-Mestre
 To book additional hotel nights                                                                                                  #### or similar.
                                           Tiberina, Circus Maximus, the               After breakfast: A classic guided walk-
 before or after your coach tour,          Colosseum, Santa Maria Maggiore,            ing tour includes the Cathedral, Piazza
 please see our hotels on pages            Piazza della Republica and Via              della Signoria and Santa Croce
  12 & 13 and discuss with your            Nazionale. Then by foot to Trevi            Church. Lunch and afternoon in
                     travel agent.         Fountain. Guests may return to their        Florence at leisure. Dinner and
                                           hotel on the coach or continue on           overnight at hotel.
18   ALBATours Italy 2012
Venice

                                                                              Parma Fields                                                                                               Venice at night




                                                                                                                                                                                  Isola Tiberina, Rome




    Day 8 – Friday - Venice
                                                  TOUR ONLY PACKAGE - 9 DAYS/8 NIGHTS                                           AIR & TOUR PACKAGE - 10 DAYS/8 NIGHTS
    After breakfast: A guided tour of
    Venice. Via coach and private boat,       SAVE $200 PER COUPLE * BOOK BY FEBRUARY 24!                                    SAVE $300 PER COUPLE * BOOK BY FEBRUARY 24!
    you’ll travel to Venice centre for a   Tour commences in Rome at your hotel on Friday.                                Departure from Toronto to Rome on Thursday.
                                                                                                                          Tour commences in Rome at your hotel on Friday.
    3-hour tour including St. Mark’s       Tour Start Date in Rome                                                        Departure date from Toronto
    Square, Cathedral and Doge’s Palace                                                   Double Triple        Single                                                    Double Triple         Single
    (outside). Lunch at leisure with the   Apr 13                                          $
                                                                                            2099     $
                                                                                                      2049      $
                                                                                                                 2549     Apr 12                                          $
                                                                                                                                                                           2599      $
                                                                                                                                                                                      2549      $
                                                                                                                                                                                                 3049
                                           Apr 27                                          $
                                                                                            2149     $
                                                                                                      2099      $
                                                                                                                 2549     Apr 26                                          $
                                                                                                                                                                           2649      $
                                                                                                                                                                                      2599      $
                                                                                                                                                                                                 3049
    afternoon to explore. This evening
                                           May 11, 25                                      $
                                                                                            2199     $
                                                                                                      2149      $
                                                                                                                 2649     May 10, 24                                      $
                                                                                                                                                                           2749      $
                                                                                                                                                                                      2699      $
                                                                                                                                                                                                 3199
    enjoy a farewell dinner at centrally                                                                                                                                  $
                                                                                                                                                                           2799      $
                                                                                                                                                                                      2749      $
                                                                                                                                                                                                 3249
                                           Jun 8, 22                                       $
                                                                                            2149     $
                                                                                                      2099      $
                                                                                                                 2599     Jun 7, 21
    located restaurant Taverna dei Dogi.                                                   $
                                                                                            2199     $
                                                                                                      2149      $
                                                                                                                 2649     Jul 5, 19, Aug 2, 16                            $
                                                                                                                                                                           2949      $
                                                                                                                                                                                      2899      $
                                                                                                                                                                                                 3399
                                           Jul 6, 20, Aug 3, 17, 31
    Overnight at hotel.                    Sep 7, 14, 21, 28                               $
                                                                                            2249     $
                                                                                                      2199      $
                                                                                                                 2699     Aug 30                                          $
                                                                                                                                                                           2849      $
                                                                                                                                                                                      2799      $
                                                                                                                                                                                                 3299
                                           Oct 5                                           $
                                                                                            2149     $
                                                                                                      2099      $
                                                                                                                 2599     Sep 6, 13, 20, 27                               $
                                                                                                                                                                           2899      $
                                                                                                                                                                                      2849      $
                                                                                                                                                                                                 3349
    Day 9 – Saturday - Venice                                                                                             Oct 4                                           $
                                                                                                                                                                           2749      $
                                                                                                                                                                                      2699      $
                                                                                                                                                                                                 3199
    After breakfast, transfer to Venice    *SAVINGS: Deduct $100 per person for Tour Only / Deduct $150 per person for Air & Tour. Rate are in CDN$, per person based on double occupancy.
                                           Offer is capacity controlled and may be modified, withdrawn without prior notice. Airfare in your Air & Tour package is valid for 21 days without surcharge.
    Marco Polo Airport for your return     Transportation taxes & surcharges add $427. Economy Class flights. See page 7 for Magnifica Class upgrade information.
    flight to Toronto if flying with                    Air Extensions/Flexible Returns                                                Add a Mediterranean Cruise
    ALBATours on Alitalia.                                        SEE PAGE 6                                                   before or after your coach tour. SEE PAGE 33

    visit www.albatours.com for up-to-the-minute pricing, additional photos, exciting details and more!                                                              ALBATours Italy 2012           19
 Cradle of the Renaissance
                                                 6 Day / 5 Night Coach Tour: Semi-Escorted, Independent Touring
                                                 Rome, Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Castellina in Chianti
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  so be sure to advise your                        Day 1 – Sunday                                 approximately noon. In the early           Day 5 – Thurday
     travel agent if you are                       Rome                                           afternoon a local guide will introduce     Florence
   celebrating either event!                       Upon arrival, you’ll transfer to your          you to Giotto’s Bell Tower, Piazza         After breakfast your entire day and
                                                   hotel and have the balance of the day          Della Signoria, and many other time-       evening is free to explore the splen-
                                                   at leisure. Tonight, a welcome dinner          less Florence highlights. Dinner and       did city of Florence, bursting with art
                                                   at a local restaurant and an introduc-         overnight at Hotel NH Anglo                and monuments to Italy’s multi-eras
                                                   tion to your tour escort. Overnight at         American #### or similar.                  and civilizations. Fabulous shopping,
                                                   Grand Hotel Beverly Hills #### or                                                         the Uffizi Gallery, gorgeous restau-
                                                   similar.                                       Day 4 – Wednesday                          rants, the Ponte Vecchio for gold and
                                                                                                  Florence to Siena, San                     leather! Overnight at hotel.
           Chianti    • Florence
      San Gimignano •                              Day 2 – Monday                                 Gimignano & Chianti
                         •                         Rome                                           After breakfast, You’ll meet your driv-    Day 6 – Friday
                       Siena
                                                   After breakfast, a tour of Rome includ-        er and head off on a full day guided       Florence to Rome
                                                            ing a visit to St. Peter's Basilica   tour. Crossing the rolling hills and       Following breakfast, all services come
                                   •   Rome
                                                                 (inside) and a panoramic         vineyards of Chanti you’ll arrive at the   to a close for both Tour Only guests
                                                                      view from your coach        medieval hill town of San Gimignano,       and Air & Tour Package guests. The
                                                                     of the Colosseum,            a UNESCO World Heritage Site               transfer from your hotel to the Santa
                                                                   Trevi Fountain, and the        famous for its multi-towers, incredible    Maria Novella Railway Station to board
                                                                 Castle of St. Angelo.            landscape views and world-famous           the Eurostar to Rome's Termini Rail
                                                                Afternoon, dinner and             white wine, Vernaccia. Time for shop-      Station is included. Transfers to Rome
                           Map is not to scale
                                                             evening is at leisure (why not       ping at leisure. Then on to spectacular    Fiumicino Airport are not included.
               N                                           return to the Colossum for an          Siena where lunch at leisure is fol-
                                                         inside look - you'll be surprised!)      lowed by a city tour: the marvelous        Air & Tour Package Guests:
                                                    Overnight at hotel.                           gothic Cathedral, the Torre del            Your airfare is valid for a total of 21
               Additional                                                                         Mangia, the Duomo (outside), and the       days without surcharge. If you plan
            Night Options                          Day 3 – Tuesday                                Piazza del Campo, site of the "Palio       to extend your stay in Italy, please
   To book additional hotel nights                 Rome to Florence                               de Siena", a horse race between vari-      speak to your travel agent before
                                                   After breakfast, you’ll depart for             ous city districts dated to 1656. Return   departure from Toronto regarding
   before or after your coach tour,
                                                   Florence, ‘Cradle of the Renaissance’,         to Florence for dinner and evening at      hotel accommodation, car rentals, and
   please see our hotels on pages
                                                   across some of Italy’s most beautiful          leisure. Overnight at hotel.               your return ALBATours operating
    12 & 13 and discuss with your
                       travel agent.               regions including Lazio, Umbria and                                                       flight.
                                                   Tuscany before arriving in Florence at
 20   ALBATours Italy 2012
                                                                                                                  AIR & TOUR PACKAGE
                                                                                                                  • Best and lowest return airfare from Toronto to Rome (Fiumicino
                                                                                                                    Airport)
                                                                                                                  • Transfer from Rome Airport to your hotel upon arrival*
                                                                                                                  • Transfer from Florence hotel to Santa Maria Novella Rail Station
                                                                                                                  • Reserved second-class rail ticket from Florence to Rome’s Termini
                                                                                                                    Rail Station
                                                                                                                  • Plus, Tour Package detailed below

                                                                                                                  *These transfers included when flights are with ALBATours on Alitalia


                                                                                                                  TOUR ONLY PACKAGE
                                                                                                                  INCLUDES:
                                                                                                                  ACCOMMODATION
                                                                                                                  • 5 nights accommodation in a four star hotel (all rooms have private bath
                                                                                                                    or shower, as well as 2 singles or 1 double bed)
                                                                                                                    See page 12 & 13 for descriptions of all hotels

                                                                                                                  TRANSPORTATION
                                                                                                                  • Touring by deluxe air-conditioned coach
                                                                                                                  • Eurostar rail transfer from Florence to Rome

                                                                                                                  MEALS
                                                                                                                  • Continental breakfast daily
                                                                                                                  • Two 3-course dinners (includes 1/4 litre of wine and 1/2 litre of
                                                                                                Siena
                                                                                                                    mineral water)

                                                                                                                  TOURS
                                                                                                                  • City tour of Rome on foot and by coach
                                                                                                                  • City tour of Florence on foot
                                                                                                                  • City tour of Siena on foot
                                                                                                                  • Visit to San Gimignano

                                                                                                                  MORE INCLUSIONS
                                                                                                                  • Services of a professional English-speaking escort and English-speaking
                                                                                                                    local guides (day 1-day 3)
                                                                                                                  • Porterage of one piece of luggage per person at every hotel
                                                                                                                  • Hotel taxes, city tourist tax (where applicable), and service charges

                                                                                                                  NOT INCLUDED
                                                                                                                  • Meals and drinks not specified
                                                                                                                  • Items of a personal nature
                                                                                                                  • Entrance fees to museums, places of interest, optional excursions not
                                                                                                                    specified in this itinerary and all other items not expressly mentioned

                                                                                                                  GRATUITIES NOT INCLUDED
                                                                                                                  • Tips to local guides, restaurant and hotel staff
                                                                                                                  • Tips to tour drivers, tour escort (suggested gratuities per person per day:
                                                                                                                    Driver 3 Euros, Escort 3 Euros)
                                                                           The Colosseum in Rome


        TOUR ONLY PACKAGE - 6 DAYS/5 NIGHTS                                           AIR & TOUR PACKAGE - 7 DAYS/5 NIGHTS
   SAVE $200 PER COUPLE * BOOK BY FEBRUARY 24!                                    SAVE $300 PER COUPLE * BOOK BY FEBRUARY 24!
Tour commences in Rome at your hotel on Sunday.                                Departure from Toronto to Rome on Saturday.
                                                                               Tour commences in Rome at your hotel on Sunday.
Tour Start Date in Rome                                                        Departure date from Toronto
                                                  Double Triple     Single                                                    Double Triple        Single
Apr 15, 29, Jun 3, 10, 17                         $
                                                   1149   $
                                                           1099      $
                                                                      1349     Apr 14, 28                                      $
                                                                                                                                1649     $
                                                                                                                                          1549      $
                                                                                                                                                     1849
May 6, 13, 20, 27                                 $
                                                   1179   $
                                                           1129      $
                                                                      1399     May 5, 12, 19, 26                               $
                                                                                                                                1729     $
                                                                                                                                          1679      $
                                                                                                                                                     1949
                                                  $
                                                   1199   $
                                                           1149      $
                                                                      1399     Jun 2, 9, 16                                    $
                                                                                                                                1849     $
                                                                                                                                          1799      $
                                                                                                                                                     2069
Jun 24
                                                                               Jun 23                                          $
                                                                                                                                1949     $
                                                                                                                                          1899      $
                                                                                                                                                     2149
Jul 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Aug 5, 12, 19, Sep 23, 30   $
                                                   1249   $
                                                           1199      $
                                                                      1499     Jun 30, Jul 7, 14, 21, 28, Aug 4, 11, 18        $
                                                                                                                                2049     $
                                                                                                                                          1999      $
                                                                                                                                                     2299
Aug 26                                            $
                                                   1229   $
                                                           1179      $
                                                                      1479     Aug 25                                          $
                                                                                                                                1879     $
                                                                                                                                          1829      $
                                                                                                                                                     2129
Sep 2, 9, 16                                      $
                                                   1279   $
                                                           1229      $
                                                                      1529     Sep 1, 8, 15                                    $
                                                                                                                                1929     $
                                                                                                                                          1879      $
                                                                                                                                                     2179
Oct 7                                             $
                                                   1199   $
                                                           1149      $
                                                                      1399     Sep 22, 29                                      $
                                                                                                                                1899     $
                                                                                                                                          1849      $
                                                                                                                                                     2149
                                                                               Oct 6                                           $
                                                                                                                                1799     $
                                                                                                                                          1749      $
                                                                                                                                                     2079
*SAVINGS: Deduct $100 per person for Tour Only / Deduct $150 per person for Air & Tour. Rate are in CDN$, per person based on double occupancy.
Offer is capacity controlled and may be modified, withdrawn without prior notice. Airfare in your Air & Tour package is valid for 21 days without surcharge.
Transportation taxes & surcharges add $427. Economy Class flights. See page 7 for Magnifica Class upgrade information.

              Air Extensions/Flexible Returns                                               Add a Mediterranean Cruise
                        SEE PAGE 6                                                  before or after your coach tour. SEE PAGE 33

 visit www.albatours.com for up-to-the-minute pricing, additional photos, exciting details and more!                                                                ALBATours Italy 2012      21
    Artistic Italy
                                                                  8 Day / 7 Night Coach Tour
                                                                  Rome, Florence, Stresa/Baveno/Lake Maggiore, Lugano (Switzerland), Verona, Venice
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       HONEYMOONS &
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          A special gift awaits -
      so be sure to advise your
         travel agent if you are
       celebrating either event!



            Lugano, Switzerland
                                  •
Stresa/Baveno/Lake Maggiore •         Verona •          • Venice




                                                 • Florence




                                                              •   Rome                               Day 1 -          Day 3 – Tuesday
                                                                                                     Sunday           Rome to Florence
                                                                                                     Rome             After breakfast, you’ll depart for
                                                                                                    Upon              Florence, ‘Cradle of the Renaissance’,
                                                                                                    arrival, you’ll   crossing some of Italy’s most
                                                                                                 transfer to your     beautiful regions, including Lazio,
                                                                                                hotel and have        Umbria and Tuscany, before arriving
                                                                                              the balance of the      in Florence at approximately noon. In
                                       N                                                   day at leisure.            the early afternoon, a local guide will
                                                                                       Tonight a welcome              introduce you to Giotto’s Bell Tower,
                                  Map is not to scale
                                                                                       dinner at a local restau-      Piazza Della Signoria, and many other
                                                                                     rant and an introduction         timeless highlights. Dinner & overnight:
                                                                         to your tour escort. Overnight Grand         Hotel NH Anglo American #### or
                                                                         Hotel Beverly Hills #### or similar.         similar.                                   Day 5 – Thursday
                                                                                                                                                                 Stresa/Baveno/Lake Maggiore/
                                                                         Day 2 – Monday                               Day 4 – Wednesday                          Excursion to Lugano,
                                                                         Rome                                         Florence to                                Switzerland
                                                                         After breakfast your city tour begins        Stresa/Baveno/Lake Maggiore                Breakfast is followed by a day-long
                                                                         featuring St. Peter's Basilica (inside)      After breakfast, depart for the            excursion into the Alps and
                                                                                                                                                                 Switzerland. Skirting Lake Maggiore,
                     Additional                                          and a panoramic view of classic sites        Piedmont region continuing to
                                                                                                                                                                 you’ll pass Pallanza, Intra and Ghiffa
                                                                         from your coach including the                Stresa/Baveno, two quaint, pictur-
                  Night Options                                          Colosseum, Castle of St. Angelo and          esque towns on Lake Maggiore,              before reaching Lugano where you
         To book additional hotel nights                                                                                                                         can enjoy leisure time for lunch,
                                                                         Trevi Fountain. Afternoon, evening           where you’ll spend two nights. Lake
         before or after your coach tour,                                                                                                                        shopping the elegant boutiques of Via
                                                                         and dinner is at leisure. Overnight at       Maggiore is one of Italy’s most beauti-
         please see our hotels on pages                                                                                                                          Nassa, or walking by the magnificent
                                                                         hotel.                                       ful lakes known for its splendid cli-
          12 & 13 and discuss with your                                                                                                                          Civic Park. Return to Stresa/Baveno
                                                                                                                      mate and sightseeing. Dinner &
                             travel agent.                                                                                                                       later in the afternoon. Dinner &
                                                                                                                      overnight: Grand Hotel Bristol/Hotel
                                                                                                                      Dino #### or similar.                      overnight at hotel.


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                                                                                                                                                               AIR & TOUR
                                                                                                                                                               PACKAGE
                                                                                                                                                               • Best and lowest airfare from
                                                                                                                                                                 Toronto to Rome (Fiumicino
                                                                                                                                                                 Airport), returning from Venice
                                                                                                                                                                 (Marco Polo Airport) via Rome
                                         Verona                                                                           Isola Bella, Lake Maggiore           • Transfer from Rome Fiumicino
                                                                                                                                                                 Airport to your hotel upon
                                                                                                                                                                 arrival*
                                                                                                                                                               • Transfer from Venice hotel to
                                                                                                                                                                 Venice Airport for departure*
                                                                                                                                                               • Plus, Tour Package detailed
                                                                                                                                                                 below
                                                                                                                                                                 *Transfer included when flights
                                                                                                                                                                 are with ALBATours on Alitalia.


                                                                                                                                                               TOUR ONLY
                                                                                                                                                               PACKAGE
                                                                                                                                                               INCLUDES:
                                                                                                                                                               ACCOMMODATION
                                                                                                                                                               • 7 nights accommodation in a four
                                                                                                                                                                 star hotel (all rooms have private
                                                                                                                                                                 bath or shower, as well as 2 singles
                                                                                                                                                                 or 1 double bed)
                                                                                                                                                                 See page 12 & 13 for descriptions of
                                                                                                                                                                 all hotels

                                                                                                                                                               TRANSPORTATION
                                                                                                                                                               • Touring by deluxe air-conditioned
                                                                                                                                                                 coach
                                                                                                                                                               • Transfer by private boat in Venice

                                                                                                                                             Florence          MEALS
                                                                                                                                                               • Continental breakfast daily
                                                      incredible number of churches, piaz-              and many other highlights, concluding                  • Five 3-course dinners (includes 1/4
                                                      zas, historical buildings, canals,                at a glass factory. The afternoon is free                litre of wine & 1/2 litre of mineral
                                                      restaurants & shops. Dinner &                     for an optional visit to Murano and                      water)
                                                      overnight: Hotel Delfino-Mestre                   Burano, or to explore on your own.
Day 6 – Friday                                        #### or similar.                                  Dinner at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
                                                                                                                                                               TOURS
                                                                                                                                                               • City tour of Rome on foot and
Stresa/Baveno to Verona &                                                                                                                                        by coach
Venice                                                Day 7 – Saturday                                  Day 8 – Sunday                                         • City tour of Florence on foot
Breakfast is followed by departure                    Venice                                            Venice                                                 • Excursion to Lugano by coach
for Verona, one of Italy’s most fasci-                After breakfast, you’ll take a private            After an early breakfast, transfer to                  • City tour of Venice on foot
nating cities featuring a wide array of               boat across the Giudecca Canal to                 Venice Marco Polo Airport for your
monuments and historic buildings,                     Piazza San Marco to meet a local                  return flight to Toronto if flying with                MORE INCLUSIONS
such as Romeo and Juliet’s traditional                expert for a guided walking tour of               ALBATours on Alitalia.                                 • Services of professional English-
balcony and the Roman Theatre.                        the city, taking in the Palace of the                                                                      speaking escort throughout tour
Depart for Venice, boasting an                                                                                                                                 • Dedicated English-speaking local
                                                      Doges (outside), the Bridge of Sighs
                                                                                                                                                                 guides
                                                                                                                                                               • Porterage of one piece of luggage
                                                                                                                                                                 per person at every hotel
       TOUR ONLY PACKAGE - 8 DAYS/7 NIGHTS                                            AIR & TOUR PACKAGE - 9 DAYS/7 NIGHTS
                                                                                                                                                               • Hotel taxes, city tourist tax (where
   SAVE $200 PER COUPLE * BOOK BY FEBRUARY 24!                                    SAVE $300 PER COUPLE * BOOK BY FEBRUARY 24!                                    applicable), and service charges
Tour commences in Rome at your hotel on Sunday.                                Departure from Toronto to Rome on Saturday.
                                                                               Tour commences in Rome at your hotel on Sunday.                                 NOT INCLUDED
Tour Start Date in Rome                                                        Departure date from Toronto                                                     • Meals and drinks not specified
                                                  Double Triple     Single                                                    Double Triple        Single
                                                  $
                                                   1599   $
                                                           1549      $
                                                                      1899     Apr 14                                          $
                                                                                                                                2099     $
                                                                                                                                          2049      $
                                                                                                                                                     2399      • Items of a personal nature
Apr 15
Apr 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27, Jun 3, 10, 17          $
                                                   1649   $
                                                           1599      $
                                                                      1949     Apr 28                                          $
                                                                                                                                2149     $
                                                                                                                                          2099      $
                                                                                                                                                     2449      • Entrance fees to museums, places
                                                                               May 5, 12, 19, 26                               $
                                                                                                                                2199     $
                                                                                                                                          2149      $
                                                                                                                                                     2499        of interest, optional excursions not
Jun 24, Jul 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Aug 5, 12, 19, 26   $
                                                   1699   $
                                                           1649      $
                                                                      1999
                                                                               Jun 2, 9, 16, Aug 25, Sep 22, 29                $
                                                                                                                                2349     $
                                                                                                                                          2299      $
                                                                                                                                                     2649        specified in this itinerary and all
Sep 2, 9, 16                                      $
                                                   1749   $
                                                           1699      $
                                                                      2049
                                                                               Jun 23                                          $
                                                                                                                                2449     $
                                                                                                                                          2399      $
                                                                                                                                                     2749        other items not expressly
Sep 23, 30, Oct 7                                 $
                                                   1699   $
                                                           1649      $
                                                                      1999
                                                                               Jun 30, Jul 7, 14, 21, 28, Aug 4, 11, 18        $
                                                                                                                                2499     $
                                                                                                                                          2449      $
                                                                                                                                                     2799        mentioned
                                                                               Sep 1, 8, 15                                    $
                                                                                                                                2399     $
                                                                                                                                          2349      $
                                                                                                                                                     2699
                                                                               Oct 6                                           $
                                                                                                                                2299     $
                                                                                                                                          2249      $
                                                                                                                                                     2599      GRATUITIES NOT INCLUDED
*SAVINGS: Deduct $100 per person for Tour Only / Deduct $150 per person for Air & Tour. Rate are in CDN$, per person based on double occupancy.                • Tips to local guides, restaurant and
Offer is capacity controlled and may be modified, withdrawn without prior notice. Airfare in your Air & Tour package is valid for 21 days without surcharge.     hotel staff
Transportation taxes & surcharges add $427. Economy Class flights. See page 7 for Magnifica Class upgrade information.
                                                                                                                                                               • Tips to tour drivers, tour escort
             Air Extensions/Flexible Returns                                                Add a Mediterranean Cruise                                           (suggested gratuities per person
                       SEE PAGE 6                                                   before or after your coach tour. SEE PAGE 33                                 per day: Driver 3 Euros, Escort
                                                                                                                                                                 3 Euros)
visit www.albatours.com for up-to-the-minute pricing, additional photos, exciting details and more!                                                                        ALBATours Italy 2012 23
    Best of Italy
                                                                   10 Day / 9 Night Coach Tour
                                                                   Rome, Florence, Stresa/Baveno/Lake Maggiore, Lugano (Switzerland), Verona, Venice, Siena,
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       HONEYMOONS &
 SILVER ANNIVERSARIES
           A special gift awaits -
       so be sure to advise your
          travel agent if you are
        celebrating either event!


                                                                          Lake Maggiore
            Lugano, Switzerland
                                  •
Stresa/Baveno/Lake Maggiore •         Verona •          • Venice




                                                 • Florence
                                           Siena •       • Assisi


                                                              •   Rome




                                       N

                                  Map is not to scale
                                                                                                                                   Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi

                                                                         Day 1 – Sunday                                  Day 3 – Tuesday                               Day 4 – Wednesday
                                                                         Rome                                            Rome to Florence                              Florence to Stresa/Baveno/
                                                                         Upon arrival, you’ll transfer to your           After breakfast, you’ll depart for            Lake Maggiore
                                                                         hotel. Enjoy lunch and the afternoon at         Florence, ‘Cradle of the Renaissance’,        After breakfast, depart for the Piedmont
                                                                         leisure. Tonight a welcome dinner at a          crossing some of Italy’s most                 region continuing to Stresa/Baveno,
                                                                         local restaurant and an introduction to         beautiful regions, including Lazio,           two quaint, picturesque towns on Lake
                                                                         your tour escort. Overnight: Grand              Umbria and Tuscany, before arriving in        Maggiore, where you’ll spend two
                                                                         Hotel Beverly Hills #### or similar.            Florence at approximately noon. In the        nights. Lake Maggiore is one of Italy’s
                     Additional                                          Day 2 – Monday
                                                                                                                         early afternoon, a local guide will           most beautiful lakes known for its
                  Night Options                                          Rome
                                                                                                                         introduce you to Giotto’s Bell Tower,         splendid climate and sightseeing.
         To book additional hotel nights                                                                                 Piazza Della Signoria, and many other         Dinner & overnight: Grand Hotel
                                                                         After breakfast your city tour begins
         before or after your coach tour,                                                                                timeless highlights. Dinner & overnight:      Bristol/Hotel Dino #### or similar.
                                                                         featuring St. Peter's Basilica (inside)
         please see our hotels on pages                                                                                  Hotel NH Anglo American #### or
                                                                         and a panoramic view of classic sites
          12 & 13 and discuss with your                                                                                  similar.
                                                                         from your coach including the
                             travel agent.
                                                                         Colosseum, Castle of St. Angelo and
                                                                         Trevi Fountain. Afternoon, evening
                                                                         and dinner is at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
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                                                                                                                                                                   AIR & TOUR
                                                                                                                                                                   PACKAGE
                                                                                                                                                                   • Best and lowest return airfare
Assisi, Rome                                                                                                                                                         from Toronto to Rome (Fiumicino
                                                                                                                                                                     Airport)
                                                                                                                                                                   • Transfer from Rome Airport to
                                                                                                           expert for a guided walking tour of                       your hotel upon arrival*
                                                                                                           the city, taking in the Palace of the                   • Transfer from Rome Hotel to
                                                                                                           Doges (outside), the Bridge of Sighs                      Rome Airport for departure*
                                                                                                           and many other highlights, conclud-                     • Plus, Tour Package detailed
                                                                                                           ing at a glass factory. The afternoon                     below
                                                                                                           is free for an optional visit to                          *Transfer included when flights
                                                         Day 5 – Thursday                                  Murano and Burano, or to explore                          are with ALBATours on Alitalia.
                                                         Stresa/Baveno/Lake                                on your own. Dinner at leisure &
                                                         Maggiore/Excursion to                             overnight at hotel.
                                                         Lugano, Switzerland                                                                                       TOUR ONLY
                                                         Breakfast is followed by a day-long
                                                         excursion into the Alps and
                                                                                                           Day 8 – Sunday
                                                                                                           Venice to Siena
                                                                                                                                                                   PACKAGE
                                                         Switzerland. Skirting Lake Maggiore,              After breakfast, depart for the                         INCLUDES:
                                                         you’ll pass Pallanza, Intra and                   Tuscany region and Siena, a stun-
                                                         Ghiffa before reaching Lugano                     ning city of art and history. Lunch at                  ACCOMMODATION
                                                                                                           leisure is followed by a walk                           • 9 nights accommodation in a four
                                                         where you can enjoy leisure time
                                                                                                                                                                     star hotel (all rooms have private
                                                         for lunch, shopping the elegant                   through Siena to see the marvelous
                                                                                                                                                                     bath or shower, as well as 2 singles
                                                         boutiques of Via Nassa, or walking                gothic Cathedral, the Torre del                           or 1 double bed)
                                                         by the magnificent Civic Park.                    Mangia, the Duomo (outside), and                          See page 12 & 13 for descriptions of
                                                         Return to Stresa/Baveno later in the              the Piazza del Campo, site of the                         all hotels
                                                         afternoon. Dinner & overnight at                  "Palio de Siena", a horse race
                                                         hotel.                                            between various city districts dated                    TRANSPORTATION
                                                                                                           to 1656. Dinner and overnight: Hotel                    • Touring by deluxe air-conditioned
                                                         Day 6 – Friday                                    NH Excelsior #### or similar.                             coach
                                                                                                                                                                   • Transfer by private boat in Venice
                                                         Stresa/Baveno to Verona
                                                         & Venice                                          Day 9 – Monday
                                                                                                                                                                   MEALS
                                                         Breakfast is followed by departure                Siena to Assisi & Rome                                  • Continental breakfast daily
                                                         for Verona, one of Italy’s most fasci-            After breakfast, depart for Assisi,                     • Six 3-course dinners (includes 1/4
                                                         nating cities featuring a wide array              world famous home to St. Francis.                         litre of wine & 1/2 litre of mineral
                                                         of monuments and historic                         You'll visit the Basilica to see                          water)
                                                         buildings, such as Romeo and                      Giotto's paintings and enjoy a
                                                         Juliet’s traditional balcony and the              panoramic view of the medieval                          TOURS
                                                         Roman Theatre. Depart for Venice,                 city. Next, you're off to Rome.                         • City tour of Rome on foot and
                                                                                                           Dinner is at leisure. Overnight:                          by coach
                                                         boasting an incredible number of
                                                                                                                                                                   • City tour of Florence on foot
                                                         churches, piazzas, historical build-              Grand Hotel Beverly Hills #### or
                                                                                                                                                                   • Excursion to Lugano by coach
                                                         ings, canals, restaurants & shops.                similar.                                                • City tour of Venice on foot
                                                         Dinner & overnight: Hotel Delfino-                                                                        • An escorted walk through Siena
                                                         Mestre #### or similar.                           Day 10 – Tuesday
                                                                                                           Rome                                                    MORE INCLUSIONS
                                                         Day 7 – Saturday                                  After breakfast you’ll be transferred                   • Services of professional English-
                                                         Venice                                            to Rome Fiumicino Airport where                           speaking escort throughout tour
                                                         After breakfast, you’ll take a private            you’ll board your return flight to                      • Dedicated English-speaking local
                                                                                                           Toronto if flying with ALBATours on                       guides
                                                         boat across the Giudecca Canal to
                                                                                                                                                                   • Porterage of one piece of luggage
                                             Venice      Piazza San Marco to meet a local                  Alitalia.
                                                                                                                                                                     per person at every hotel
                                                                                                                                                                   • Hotel taxes, city tourist tax (where
           TOUR ONLY PACKAGE - 10 DAYS/9 NIGHTS                                          AIR & TOUR PACKAGE - 11 DAYS/9 NIGHTS                                       applicable), and service charges
       SAVE $200 PER COUPLE * BOOK BY FEBRUARY 24!                                    SAVE $300 PER COUPLE * BOOK BY FEBRUARY 24!
    Tour commences in Rome at your hotel on Sunday.                                Departure from Toronto to Rome on Saturday.                                     NOT INCLUDED
                                                                                   Tour commences in Rome at your hotel on Sunday.                                 • Meals and drinks not specified
    Tour Start Date in Rome                                                        Departure date from Toronto                                                     • Items of a personal nature
                                                   Double Triple        Single                                                    Double Triple        Single      • Entrance fees to museums, places
    Apr 15                                         $
                                                    1799      $
                                                               1749      $
                                                                          2249     Apr 14                                          $
                                                                                                                                    2299     $
                                                                                                                                              2249      $
                                                                                                                                                         2749        of interest, optional excursions not
    Apr 29                                         $
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                                                                                                                                                         2799        specified in this itinerary and all
    May 6, 13, 20, 27, Jun 3, 10, 17               $
                                                    1899      $
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    Jun 24, Jul 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Aug 5, 12, 19, 26$1949      $
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    Oct 7                                          $
                                                    1899      $
                                                               1849      $
                                                                          2349     Sep 1, 8, 15                                    $
                                                                                                                                    2649     $
                                                                                                                                              2599      $
                                                                                                                                                         3099      • Tips to local guides, restaurant and
                                                                                   Oct 6                                           $
                                                                                                                                    2499     $
                                                                                                                                              2449      $
                                                                                                                                                         2949        hotel staff
    *SAVINGS: Deduct $100 per person for Tour Only / Deduct $150 per person for Air & Tour. Rate are in CDN$, per person based on double occupancy.
    Offer is capacity controlled and may be modified, withdrawn without prior notice. Airfare in your Air & Tour package is valid for 21 days without surcharge.   • Tips to tour drivers, tour escort
    Transportation taxes & surcharges add $427. Economy Class flights. See page 7 for Magnifica Class upgrade information.                                           (suggested gratuities per person
                 Air Extensions/Flexible Returns                                                Add a Mediterranean Cruise                                           per day: Driver 3 Euros, Escort
                           SEE PAGE 6                                                   before or after your coach tour. SEE PAGE 33                                 3 Euros)

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     Grand Tour of Italy
                                                              15 Day / 14 Night Coach Tour
                                                              Rome, Florence, Stresa/Baveno/Lake Maggiore, Lugano (Switzerland), Verona, Venice,
                                                              Siena, Assisi, Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, Capri, Montecassino, Roman Countryside
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                                                                  Day 1 - Sunday                                  Dinner & overnight at Hotel NH            cities featuring a wide array of monu-
                                                                  Rome                                            Anglo American #### or similar.           ments and historic buildings, such as
        HONEYMOONS &                                              Upon arrival, you’ll check into your                                                      Romeo and Juliet’s traditional balcony
  SILVER ANNIVERSARIES                                            hotel. Enjoy lunch and the afternoon            Day 4 – Wednesday                         and the Roman Theatre. Depart for
            A special gift awaits -                               at leisure. Tonight a welcome dinner            Florence to                               Venice, boasting an incredible number
        so be sure to advise your                                 at a local restaurant and an introduc-          Stresa/Baveno/Lake Maggiore               of churches, piazzas, restaurants,
           travel agent if you are                                tion to your tour escort. Overnight at          After breakfast, depart for the           canals and shops. Dinner & overnight:
         celebrating either event!                                Grand Hotel Beverly Hills #### or               Piedmont region continuing to             Hotel Delfino-Mestre ####
                                                                  similar.                                        Stresa/Baveno, two quaint, pictur-        or similar.
                                                                                                                  esque towns on Lake Maggiore,
                                                                        Day 2 – Monday                            where you’ll spend two nights. Lake       Day 7 – Saturday
          Lugano, Switzerland
                                •                                       Rome                                      Maggiore is one of Italy’s most beauti-   Venice
Stresa/Baveno/Lake Maggiore •       Verona •       • Venice                 After breakfast your city tour        ful known for its splendid climate and    After breakfast, you’ll take a private
                                                                      begins featuring St. Peter's Basilica       historical sites. Dinner & overnight:     boat across the Giudecca Canal to
                                                                      (inside) and a panoramic view of            Grand Hotel Bristol/Hotel Dino            Piazza San Marco to meet a local
                                                                       classic sites from your coach              #### or similar.                          expert for a guided walking tour of
                                               • Florence                including the Colosseum, Castle of                                                 the city, taking in the Palace of the
                                         Siena •        • Assisi               St. Angelo and Trevi Fountain.     Day 5 – Thursday                          Doges (outside), the Bridge of Sighs
                                                                                      Afternoon, evening and      Stresa/Baveno/Lake Maggiore/              and many other highlights, concluding
                                                                                               dinner is at       Excursion to Lugano,                      at a glass factory. The afternoon is
                                                          • Rome
                                                                 • Roman Countryside                leisure.      Switzerland                               free for an optional visit to Murano
                                               Montecassino •                                                     Breakfast is followed by a day-long       and Burano, or to explore on your
                                                           Naples • • Pompeii                         Overnight
                                                                         • Sorrento                   at hotel.   excursion into the Alps and               own. Dinner at leisure and overnight
                                                              Capri •
                                                                                                                  Switzerland. Skirting Lake Maggiore,      at hotel.
                                                                                           Day 3 –                you’ll pass Pallanza, Intra and Ghiffa
                                                                                         Tuesday                  before reaching Lugano where you          Day 8 – Sunday
                                                                                        Rome to                   can enjoy leisure time for lunch,         Venice to Siena
                                     N                                                Florence                    shopping the elegant boutiques of Via     After breakfast, depart for the Tuscany
                                                                                 After breakfast, you’ll          Nassa, or walking by the magnificent      region and Siena, a stunning city of
                                    Map is not to scale
                                                                                depart for Florence,              Civic Park. You’ll return to              art and history. Lunch at leisure is fol-
                                                                               ‘Cradle of the                     Stresa/Baveno later in the afternoon.     lowed by a walk through Siena to see
                     Additional                                   Renaissance’, across some of Italy’s            Dinner & overnight at hotel.              the marvelous gothic Cathedral, the
                  Night Options                                   most beautiful regions, including                                                         Torre del Mangia, the Duomo (out-
          To book additional hotel nights                         Lazio, Umbria and Tuscany before                Day 6 – Friday                            side), and the Piazza del Campo, site
          before or after your coach tour,                        arriving in Florence at approximately           Stresa/Baveno to Verona &                 of the "Palio de Siena", a horse race
          please see our hotels on pages                          noon. In the early afternoon, a local           Venice                                    between various city districts dated to
           12 & 13 and discuss with your                          guide will introduce you to Giotto’s            Breakfast is followed by departure for    1656. Dinner & overnight: Hotel NH
                              travel agent.                       Bell Tower, Piazza Della Signoria, and          Verona, one of Italy’s most fascinating   Excelsior #### or similar.
                                                                  many other timeless highlights.
     26      ALBATours Italy 2012
                                                                                                          AIR & TOUR PACKAGE
                                                                                                          • Best and lowest return airfare from Toronto to Rome (Fiumicino Airport)
                                                                                                          • Transfer from Rome Airport to your hotel upon arrival*
(Castelli Romani), Rome                                                                                   • Transfer from Roman Countryside to Rome Airport for departure*
                                                                                                          • Plus, Tour Package detailed below
                                                                                                            *Transfer included when flights are with ALBATours on Alitalia.


                                                                                                                                                                  TOUR ONLY
                                                                                                           Day 13 – Friday
                                                                                                           Sorrento, Montecassino,
                                                                                                                                                                  PACKAGE
                                                                                                           Roman Countryside                                      INCLUDES:
                                                                                                           (Castelli Romani)
                                                                                                           After breakfast, you’ll head toward
                                                                                                                                                                  ACCOMMODATION
                                                                                                                                                                  • 14 nights accommodation in a four
                                                                                                           the Roman Countryside and the                            star hotel (all rooms have private
                                                                                                           lovely small villages south of Rome                      bath or shower, as well as 2 singles
                                                                                                           (Castelli Romani). There’s a stop at                     or 1 double bed)
                                                                                                           Montecassino, the largest WWII                           See page 12 & 13 for descriptions of
                                                                                                           cemetery in Italy, containing over                       all hotels
                                                                                                           4,200 grave markers, including those
                                                                                                           of 855 Canadian soldiers. Dinner &                     TRANSPORTATION
                                                                                                           overnight at Hotel Villa Vecchia                       • Touring by deluxe air-conditioned
                                                                                                                                                                    coach
   Marina Grande, Sorrento, Italy                                                                          #### or similar.
                                                                                                                                                                  • Transfer by private boat in Venice
                                                                                                                                                                  • Ferry crossing Sorrento/Capri/Sorrento
    Day 9 – Monday                                     AD and rediscovered at the end of                   Day 14 – Saturday
    Siena to Assisi & Rome                             the 16th century. Then to Sorrento.                 Roman Countryside                                      MEALS
    After breakfast, depart for Assisi,                Dinner & overnight: Hotel Conca                     (Castelli Romani)                                      • Continental breakfast daily
    world famous home of St. Francis.                  Park #### or similar.                               A day amid the small villages known                    • Ten 3-course dinners (includes 1/4
    You'll visit the Basilica to see Giotto's                                                              as Castelli, popular vacation spots for                  litre of wine & 1/2 litre of mineral
    paintings and enjoy a panoramic                    Day 11 – Wednesday                                  both Italians and visitors for the                       water)
    view of the medieval city. Next,                   Sorrento, Capri, Sorrento                           landscape, art, local cuisine and                      • Lunch in Capri
    you're off to Rome. Dinner is at                   After breakfast, transfer to the ferry                                                                     • Wine tasting with light lunch in
                                                                                                           good wine! First Castelgandolfo and
                                                                                                                                                                    Roman Countryside
    leisure. Overnight: Grand Hotel                    and cross to the Isle of Capri famous               its palace (summer residence of the
    Beverly Hills #### or similar.                     since Roman times and favourite vaca-               Pope), and Lake Albano and Lake                        TOURS
                                                       tion spot of the Emperor Tiberius.                  Nemi. Next, Grottaferrata and a visit                  • City tour of Rome on foot and by
    Day 10 – Tuesday                                   Arrive at the port of Marina Grande                 to the Abbey. Wineries follow with                       coach
    Rome to Naples, Pompeii                            and take the mini-bus or funicular to               wine tastings accompanied by                           • City tour of Florence on foot
    & Sorrento                                         Piazzetta. Lunch is included and                    cheese and cold meats. Dinner &                        • Excursion to Lugano by coach
    After breakfast, depart for Naples. A              there’s leisure time to explore. Return             overnight at hotel.                                    • City tour of Venice on foot
    short drive across this famous city,               to Sorrento in the afternoon. Dinner &                                                                     • An escorted walk through Siena
    known as the capital of the                        overnight at hotel.                                                                                        • Guided tour of the Pompeii
                                                                                                           Day 15 – Sunday                                          excavations on foot
    ‘Kingdom of Two Sicilies,’ introduces                                                                  Roman Countryside to                                   • Visit the Isle of Capri by ferry, on
    you to Mergellina, Lungomare                       Day 12 – Thursday                                   Rome Airport                                             foot and by mini-bus or funicular
    Caracciolo, Castel Dell’Ovo and il                 Sorrento                                            After an early breakfast, transfer to
    Maschio Angioino. Next, to Pompeii                 Breakfast at the hotel, then the day,               Rome Fiumicino Airport for your                        MORE INCLUSIONS
    for a guided afternoon tour of the                 dinner and evening at leisure in                    return flight to Toronto if flying with                • Services of professional English-
    archaeological excavations of this                 Sorrento. Perhaps you’ll take an                    ALBATours on Alitalia.                                   speaking escort throughout tour
    Roman city, destroyed and buried by                optional tour of the Amalfi Coast                                                                          • Dedicated English-speaking local
    the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79                 today? Overnight at hotel.                                                                                   guides
                                                                                                                                                                  • Porterage of one piece of luggage
                                                                                                                                                                    per person at every hotel
                                                                                                                                                                  • Hotel taxes, city tourist tax (where
         TOUR ONLY PACKAGE - 15 DAYS/14 NIGHTS                                          AIR & TOUR PACKAGE - 16 DAYS/14 NIGHTS                                      applicable), and service charges
      SAVE $200 PER COUPLE * BOOK BY FEBRUARY 24!                                    SAVE $300 PER COUPLE * BOOK BY FEBRUARY 24!
   Tour commences in Rome at your hotel on Sunday.                                Departure from Toronto to Rome on Saturday.                                     NOT INCLUDED
                                                                                  Tour commences in Rome at your hotel on Sunday.                                 • Items of a personal nature
   Tour Start Date in Rome                                                        Departure date from Toronto                                                     • Entrance fees to museums, places of
                                                  Double Triple        Single                                                    Double Triple        Single         interest, optional excursions not
   Apr 15, 29                                     $
                                                   2549      $
                                                              2499      $
                                                                         3149     Apr 14, 28                                      $
                                                                                                                                   3049     $
                                                                                                                                             2999      $
                                                                                                                                                        3649         specified in this itinerary and all
   May 6, 13, 20, 27, Jun 3, 10, 17               $
                                                   2599      $
                                                              2549      $
                                                                         3199     May 5, 12, 19, 26                               $
                                                                                                                                   3149     $
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   Jun 24, Jul 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Aug 5, 12, 19, 26$2649      $
                                                              2599      $
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                                                                                                                                   3299     $
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                                                   2649      $
                                                              2599      $
                                                                         3249     Jun 23                                          $
                                                                                                                                   3399     $
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                                                   2599      $
                                                              2549      $
                                                                         3199     Jun 30, Jul 7, 14, 21, 28, Aug 4, 11, 18        $
                                                                                                                                   3449     $
                                                                                                                                             3399      $
                                                                                                                                                        4049      • Tips to local guides, restaurant and
   Oct 7                                          $
                                                   2549      $
                                                              2499      $
                                                                         3149     Sep 22, 29                                      $
                                                                                                                                   3249     $
                                                                                                                                             3199      $
                                                                                                                                                        3849        hotel staff
                                                                                  Oct 6                                           $
                                                                                                                                   3149     $
                                                                                                                                             3099      $
                                                                                                                                                        3749      • Tips to tour drivers, tour escort
   *SAVINGS: Deduct $100 per person for Tour Only / Deduct $150 per person for Air & Tour. Rate are in CDN$, per person based on double occupancy.
   Offer is capacity controlled and may be modified, withdrawn without prior notice. Airfare in your Air & Tour package is valid for 21 days without surcharge.
                                                                                                                                                                    (suggested gratuities per person
   Transportation taxes & surcharges add $427. Economy Class flights. See page 7 for Magnifica Class upgrade information.                                           per day: Driver 3 Euros, Escort
                                                                                                                                                                    3 Euros)
                Air Extensions/Flexible Returns                                                Add a Mediterranean Cruise
                          SEE PAGE 6                                                   before or after your coach tour. SEE PAGE 33

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 Italy South
                                          8 Day / 7 Night Tour
                                          Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, Isle of Capri, Montecassino, Roman Countryside (Castelli
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      HONEYMOONS &
SILVER ANNIVERSARIES
      A special gift awaits -
  so be sure to advise your
     travel agent if you are
   celebrating either event!




                                                           Day 1 – Sunday             Trevi Fountain. Afternoon, evening       of the 16th century. Then to Sorrento.
                                                          Rome                        and dinner is at leisure. Overnight at   Dinner & overnight: Hotel Conca Park
                    Map is not to scale              Upon arrival, check into         hotel.                                   #### or similar.
                                                    your hotel. Enjoy lunch and
            N                                     the afternoon at leisure. Tonight   Day 3 – Tuesday                          Day 4 – Wednesday
                                                a welcome dinner at a local           Rome to Naples, Pompeii &                Sorrento, Capri, Sorrento
                                            restaurant and an introduction to         Sorrento                                 After breakfast, transfer to the port for
                                            your tour escort. Overnight: Grand        After breakfast, we depart for Naples.   the ferry crossing to Capri, an island
                                            Hotel Beverly Hills #### or similar.      A short drive across this famous city    famous even in Roman times and the
             Additional                                                               introduces us to Mergellina,             favourite vacation spot of Emperor
          Night Options                     Day 2 – Monday                            Lungomare Caracciolo, Castel             Tiberius. Upon arrival, hop on the
   To book additional hotel nights          Rome                                      Dell’Ovo and il Maschio Angioino.        mini-bus or funicular to La Piazzetta.
   before or after your coach tour,         After breakfast your city tour begins     Next, Pompeii, for a guided afternoon    Lunch is at a local restaurant and
   please see our hotels on pages           featuring St. Peter's Basilica (inside)   tour of the archaeological excavations   there’s leisure time to explore. Return
    12 & 13 and discuss with your           and a panoramic view of classic sites     of this Roman city, destroyed and        to Sorrento in the afternoon. Dinner &
                       travel agent.        from your coach including the             buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius   overnight at hotel.
                                            Colosseum, Castle of St. Angelo and       in 79 AD and rediscovered at the end
 28   ALBATours Italy 2012
                                                                                                                                                                  AIR & TOUR
                                                                                                                                                                  PACKAGE
                                                                                                                                                                  • Best and lowest return airfare
Romani), Rome                                                                                                                                                       from Toronto to Rome
                                                                                                                                                                    (Fiumicino Airport)
                                                                                                                                                                  • Transfer from Rome Airport to
                                                                                                             Day 6 – Friday                                         your hotel upon arrival*
                                                                                                             Sorrento, Montecassino,                              • Transfer from Roman Countryside
                                                                                                             Roman Countryside                                      to Rome Airport for departure*
                                                                                                                                                                  • Plus, Tour Package detailed
                                                                                                             (Castelli Romani)                                      below
                                                                                                             After breakfast you’ll head toward                     *Transfer included when flights
                                                                                                             the Roman Countryside and the                          are with ALBATours on Alitalia.
                                                                                                             lovely small villages south of Rome
                                                                                                             known as Castelli Romani. There’s a
                                                                                                             stop at Montecassino, the largest                    TOUR ONLY
                                                                                                             WWII cemetery in Italy, containing
                                                                                                             over 4,200 grave markers, including
                                                                                                                                                                  PACKAGE
                                                                                                             those of 855 Canadian soldiers.                      INCLUDES:
                                                                                                             Dinner and overnight at Hotel Villa
                                                                                                             Vecchia #### or similar.                             ACCOMMODATION
                                                                                                                                                                  • 7 nights accommodation in a four
                                                                                                                                                                    star hotel (all rooms have private
                                                                                                             Day 7 – Saturday
                                                                                                                                                                    bath or shower, as well as 2 singles
                                                                                                             Roman Countryside                                      or 1 double bed)
                                                                                                Naples
                                                                                                             (Castelli Romani)                                      See page 12 & 13 for descriptions of
                                                                                                             A day amid the small villages of the                   all hotels
                                                                                                             Roman Countryside. Known as
                                                                                                             Castelli, the villages are popular hol-              TRANSPORTATION
                                                                                                             iday resorts enjoyed by both Italians                • Touring by deluxe air-conditioned
                                                                                                             and visitors for the landscape, art,                   motorcoach
                                                                                                             local cuisine and good wine! You’ll                  • Ferry crossing Sorrento/Capri/Sorrento
                                                                                                             visit Castelgandolfo and its palace
                                                                                                                                                                  MEALS
                                                                                                             (the summer residence of the Pope)                   • Continental breakfast daily
                                                                                                             and Lake Albano and Lake Nemi.                       • Five 3-course dinners (includes 1/4
                                                                                                             Next, Grottaferrata and a visit to the                 litre of wine & 1/2 litre of mineral
                                                                                                             Abbey. You’ll also enjoy wineries                      water)
                                                                                                             where wine tastings are accompa-                     • Lunch in Capri
                                                                                                             nied by cheeses and cold meats.                      • Wine tasting and light lunch in
                                                                                                             Dinner & overnight at hotel.                           Roman Countryside

                                                                                                             Day 8 – Sunday                                       TOURS
                                                                                                                                                                  • City tour of Rome on foot and
                                                                                                             Roman Countryside to                                   by coach
                                                                                                             Rome Airport                                         • Guided tour of the Pompeii
                                                                                                Pompeii
                                                                                                             After an early breakfast, transfer to                  excavations on foot
                                                        Day 5 – Thursday                                     Rome Fiumicino Airport for your                      • Visit the Isle of Capri by ferry, on
                                                        Sorrento                                             return flight to Toronto if flying with                foot and by mini-bus or funicular
                                                        After breakfast, a wonderful day and                 ALBATours on Alitalia.
                                                        evening at leisure to enjoy lunch,
                                                                                                                                                                  MORE INCLUSIONS
                                                                                                                                                                  • Services of professional English-
                                                        dinner and sightseeing at your own                                                                          speaking escort throughout tour
                                                        speed. Overnight at hotel.                                                                                • Dedicated English-speaking local
                                                                                                                                                                    guides
                                                                                         AIR & TOUR PACKAGE - 9 DAYS/7 NIGHTS                                     • Porterage of one piece of luggage
          TOUR ONLY PACKAGE - 8 DAYS/7 NIGHTS
                                                                                                                                                                    per person at every hotel
      SAVE $200 PER COUPLE * BOOK BY FEBRUARY 24!                                    SAVE $300 PER COUPLE * BOOK BY FEBRUARY 24!                                  • Hotel taxes, city tourist tax (where
   Tour commences in Rome at your hotel on Sunday.                                Departure from Toronto to Rome on Saturday.                                       applicable), and service charges
                                                                                  Tour commences in Rome at your hotel on Sunday.
   Tour Start Date in Rome                                                        Departure date from Toronto
                                                  Double Triple        Single                                                    Double Triple        Single
                                                                                                                                                                  NOT INCLUDED
   Apr 29                                          $
                                                    1249     $
                                                              1199      $
                                                                         1599     Apr 28                                          $
                                                                                                                                   1749     $
                                                                                                                                             1699      $
                                                                                                                                                        2099      • Meals and drinks not specified
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                                                    1299     $
                                                              1249      $
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                                                                                                                                   1799     $
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                                                                                                                                                        2149      • Items of a personal nature
                                                   $
                                                    1349     $
                                                              1299      $
                                                                         1699     Jun 2, 9, 16                                    $
                                                                                                                                   1849     $
                                                                                                                                             1799      $
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   Jun 24
                                                                                  Jun 23                                          $
                                                                                                                                   2099     $
                                                                                                                                             2049      $
                                                                                                                                                        2449        interest, optional excursions not
   Jul 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Aug 5, 12, 19, 26         $
                                                    1449     $
                                                              1399      $
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                                                                                                                                   2249     $
                                                                                                                                             2199      $
                                                                                                                                                        2599
   Sep 2, 9, 16                                    $
                                                    1399     $
                                                              1349      $
                                                                         1749                                                                                       specified in this itinerary and all
                                                                                  Sep 1, 8, 15                                    $
                                                                                                                                   2049     $
                                                                                                                                             1999      $
                                                                                                                                                        2399        other items not expressly mentioned
   Sep 23, 30                                      $
                                                    1349     $
                                                              1299      $
                                                                         1699     Sep 22, 29                                      $
                                                                                                                                   1999     $
                                                                                                                                             1949      $
                                                                                                                                                        2349
   Oct 7, 14                                       $
                                                    1299     $
                                                              1249      $
                                                                         1649     Oct 6                                           $
                                                                                                                                   1949     $
                                                                                                                                             1899      $
                                                                                                                                                        2299
                                                                                  Oct 13                                          $
                                                                                                                                   1899     $
                                                                                                                                             1849      $
                                                                                                                                                        2249      GRATUITIES NOT INCLUDED
   *SAVINGS: Deduct $100 per person for Tour Only / Deduct $150 per person for Air & Tour. Rate are in CDN$, per person based on double occupancy.                • Tips to local guides, restaurant and
   Offer is capacity controlled and may be modified, withdrawn without prior notice. Airfare in your Air & Tour package is valid for 21 days without surcharge.     hotel staff
   Transportation taxes & surcharges add $427. Economy Class flights. See page 7 for Magnifica Class upgrade information.
                                                                                                                                                                  • Tips to tour drivers, tour escort
                Air Extensions/Flexible Returns                                                Add a Mediterranean Cruise                                           (suggested gratuities per person
                          SEE PAGE 6                                                   before or after your coach tour. SEE PAGE 33                                 per day: Driver 3 Euros, Escort
                                                                                                                                                                    3 Euros)
   visit www.albatours.com for up-to-the-minute pricing, additional photos, exciting details and more!                                                                        ALBATours Italy 2012 29
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                                   Rome
                               •
                    Montescassino •
                                Naples •
                                                                                                           O  ur Torn’a Surriento coach tour allows you to not only
                                           • Pompeii                                                       “behold the glory that is Rome” for two days and two
                                             • Sorrento
                                                                                                           nights, it takes you to Sorrento for two nights on the
                   Map is not to scale                                                                     Amalfi Coast, one of the most famous destinations in Italy.

                                                                                                           Once the resort of choice for European and British
               N
                                                                                                           aristocracy, Sorrento today is a many-splendoured tourist
                                                                                                           haven with bewitching terraces, shops, and cafés where
                                                                                                           the fragrance of delicious cappuccino wafts on the air.
                                                                                                           During your mellow days on the coast, consider a tour to
                                                                                                           the enchanting Isle of Capri and/or the little towns of the
            Additional                                                                                     Amalfi Coast: Ravello presents spectacular vistas of the
         Night Options                                                                                     Bay of Salerno and two lovely gardens; Positano, where a
 To book additional hotel nights                                                                           cascade of houses clings dramatically to the hillside
 before or after your coach tour,                                                                          around its lovely blue, green bay (quite too beautiful to
 please see our hotels on pages
                                                                                                           miss) and Amalfi, where the historical Cathedral of St.
  12 & 13 and discuss with your
                     travel agent.                                                                         Andrew and its 11th century bronze doors from
                                                                                   Gelati ice cream cart   Constantinople reside.

30   ALBATours Italy 2012
                                                                                                                                                               AIR & TOUR
                                                                                                                                                               PACKAGE
                                                                                                                                                               • Best and lowest return airfare
                                                                                                        Day 4 & 5 – Wednesday &                                  from Toronto to Rome (Fiumicino
                                                                                                        Thursday                                                 Airport)
                                                                                                        Sorrento                                               • Transfer from Rome Airport to
                                                                                                                                                                 your hotel upon arrival*
                                                                                                        Enjoy two glorious days at leisure in
                                                                                                                                                               • Transfer from Sorrento hotel to
                                                                                                        Sorrento. Perhaps some shopping, or                      Rome City Centre
                                                                                                        one of the optional tours available                    • Plus, Tour Package detailed
                                                                                                        suits you, or you can just relax and                     below
                                                                                                        enjoy the ambience of the hotel.
                                                                                                                                                                 *Transfer included when flights
                                                                                                        Dinner & overnight at the hotel                          are with ALBATours on Alitalia.
                                                     Day 2 – Monday                                     both nights.
                                                     Rome
                                                     After breakfast you’ll meet your driv-
                                                     er and depart on a morning city tour
                                                                                                        Day 6 – Friday
                                                                                                        Sorrento to Rome City Centre
                                                                                                                                                               TOUR ONLY
                                                     of Rome featuring St. Peter's Basilica             After breakfast, meet your driver and                  PACKAGE
                                                     (inside) and a panoramic view of                   transfer to Rome City Centre. Upon
                                                     classic sites from your coach includ-              arrival, services come to a close for
                                                                                                                                                               INCLUDES:
                                                     ing the Colosseum, Castle of St.                   both Tour Only guests and Air & Tour                   ACCOMMODATION
                                                     Angelo and Trevi Fountain. Your                    Package guests. Transfers to Rome                      • 5 nights accommodation in a four
                                                     afternoon, evening and dinner are at               Fiumicino Airport are not included.                      star hotel (all rooms have private
                                                     leisure – the perfect opportunity to                                                                        bath or shower as well as 2 singles
                                                     enjoy the shops, restaurants and                   Air & Tour Package Guests:                               or 1 double bed)
                                                     piazzas of the Eternal City.                                                                                See page 12 & 13 for descriptions of
                                                                                                        Your airfare is valid for a total of 21
                                                                                                                                                                 all hotels
                                                     Overnight at hotel.                                days without surcharge. If you plan
                                                                                                        to extend your stay in Italy, please                   TRANSPORTATION
                                                     Day 3 – Tuesday                                    speak to your travel agent before                      • Touring by deluxe air-conditioned
                                                     Rome to Naples, Pompeii &                          departure from Toronto regarding                         coach
                                                     Sorrento                                           hotel accommodation, car rentals,
                                                     After breakfast, depart for Naples. A              and your return ALBATours                              MEALS
                                                     short drive across this famous city,               operating flight.                                      • Continental breakfast daily
                                                     known as the capital of the                                                                               • Three 3-course dinners (Includes
                                                     'Kingdom of Two Sicilies', introduces                                                                       1/4 litre of wine and 1/2 litre of
                                                                                                                                                                 mineral water)
                                                     you to Mergellina, Lungomare,
                                                     Caracciolo, Castel Dell'Ovo and il                                                                        TOURS
                                                     Maschio Angioino. Next, to Pompeii                                                                        • City tour of Rome on foot and
                                                     for a guided afternoon tour of the                                                                          by coach
                                                     archaeological excavations of this
                                                     Roman city, destroyed and buried by                                                                       MORE INCLUSIONS
Day 1 – Sunday                                      the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD                                                                      • Services of a professional English-
Rome                                                and rediscovered at the end of the                                                                           speaking escort and English-speak-
Upon arrival you’ll transfer to your                                                                                                                             ing local guides (day 1-day 3)
                                                    16th century. Then to Sorrento.
hotel and have the balance of the                                                                                                                              • Porterage of one piece of luggage
                                                    Dinner & overnight at Grand Hotel
day and evening at leisure.                                                                                                                                      per person at every hotel
                                                    Flora #### or similar                                                                                      • Hotel taxes, city tourist tax (where
Overnight at Grand Hotel Beverly
Hills #### or similar.                                                                                                                        Amalfi Coast       applicable), and service charges

                                                                                                                                                               NOT INCLUDED
       TOUR ONLY PACKAGE - 6 DAYS/5 NIGHTS                                            AIR & TOUR PACKAGE - 7 DAYS/5 NIGHTS                                     • Meals and drinks not specified
   SAVE $200 PER COUPLE * BOOK BY FEBRUARY 24!                                    SAVE $300 PER COUPLE * BOOK BY FEBRUARY 24!                                  • Items of a personal nature
Tour commences in Rome at your hotel on Sunday.                                Departure from Toronto to Rome on Saturday.                                     • Entrance fees to museums, places
                                                                               Tour commences in Rome at your hotel on Sunday.                                   of interest, optional excursions not
Tour Start Date in Rome                                                        Departure date from Toronto                                                       specified in this itinerary and all
                                               Double Triple        Single                                                    Double Triple        Single        other items not expressly
Apr 29                                          $
                                                 1049      $
                                                            999      $
                                                                      1399     Apr 28                                          $
                                                                                                                                1549     $
                                                                                                                                          1499      $
                                                                                                                                                     1899        mentioned
May 6, 13, 20, 27                               $
                                                 1099     $
                                                           1049      $
                                                                      1449     May 5, 12                                       $
                                                                                                                                1599     $
                                                                                                                                          1549      $
                                                                                                                                                     1949
Jun 3, 10, 17, 24, Jul 1, 8, 15, 22, 29         $
                                                 1149     $
                                                           1099      $
                                                                      1499     May 19, 26                                      $
                                                                                                                                1649     $
                                                                                                                                          1599      $
                                                                                                                                                     1999      GRATUITIES NOT INCLUDED
Aug 5, 12, 19, 26, Sep 2, 16, 23, 30            $
                                                 1149     $
                                                           1099      $
                                                                      1499     Jun 2, 9, 16, 23                                $
                                                                                                                                1799     $
                                                                                                                                          1749      $
                                                                                                                                                     2149      • Tips to local guides, restaurant and
Oct 7                                           $
                                                 1099     $
                                                           1049      $
                                                                      1449     Jun 30, Jul 7, 14, 21, 28, Aug 4, 11, 18        $
                                                                                                                                1949     $
                                                                                                                                          1899      $
                                                                                                                                                     2299        hotel staff
                                                                               Aug 25                                          $
                                                                                                                                1849     $
                                                                                                                                          1799      $
                                                                                                                                                     2199      • Tips to tour drivers, tour escort
                                                                               Sep 1, 8, 15, 22, 29                            $
                                                                                                                                1799     $
                                                                                                                                          1749      $
                                                                                                                                                     2149        (suggested gratuities per person
                                                                               Oct 6                                           $
                                                                                                                                1749     $
                                                                                                                                          1699      $
                                                                                                                                                     2099        per day: Driver 3 Euros, Escort
*SAVINGS: Deduct $100 per person for Tour Only / Deduct $150 per person for Air & Tour. Rate are in CDN$, per person based on double occupancy.
Offer is capacity controlled and may be modified, withdrawn without prior notice. Airfare in your Air & Tour package is valid for 21 days without surcharge.     3 Euros)
Transportation taxes & surcharges add $427. Economy Class flights. See page 7 for Magnifica Class upgrade information.

             Air Extensions/Flexible Returns                                                Add a Mediterranean Cruise
                       SEE PAGE 6                                                   before or after your coach tour. SEE PAGE 33

visit www.albatours.com for up-to-the-minute pricing, additional photos, exciting details and more!                                                                       ALBATours Italy 2012    31
Thomas Cook Travel Insurance is underwritten by The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company (Manulife Financial) and First North American Insurance Company (FNA) a wholly
owned subsidiary of Manulife Financial. *Based on a single traveller under the age of 26. Includes as many 18-day trips as you would like for a one year period and it includes
    emergency medical, trip cancellation/interruption, accident and baggage coverage. Price shown is correct at timeof printing and is subject to change without notice.
  MEDITERRANEAN                                                                 WITH


CRUISING               January to October 2012
                                                                                                                                  Venice




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line-up of cruises onboard the ships of MSC Cruises, a
cruise line which is expert in the history, culture and
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            OF
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 L IFE                  select cities, breakfast daily, a special dinner, a city tour and, if you like, even a coach tour of Italy. The value is extraordinary!

GOLDEN MEDITERRANEAN ODYSSEYS                         UNIQUE, LONGER CRUISES                                   MSC Poesia - 15 Days/13 Nights
January to March 2012                                 May to October 2012                                      Roundtrip Rome
MSC Fantasia - 15 Days/13 Nights                      MSC Magnifica                                            Includes: 11 Night Cruise,
Roundtrip Rome                                        18 Days/16 Nights – European Discovery                   2 Nights in Rome
                                                      Venice to Kiel, Germany                                  $2799-$3399 p.p + $597 tax/fees.
Includes: 11 Night Cruise, 2 Nights Rome
                                                                                                               Rome; 2 Days at Sea, Alexandria (Cairo, Egypt),
$2299-$3049 p.p + $597 tax/fees.                      Includes: 12 Night Cruise,
                                                                                                               Limmasol (Cyprus), Haifa (Israel), Day at Sea,
Rome: Genoa, Barcelona, Day at Sea,                   2 Nights Berlin, 2 Nights Rome
                                                                                                               Katakolon (Olympia, Greece), Day at Sea; Genoa,
Casablanca/Marrakesh, Day at Sea, S.Cruz de           $3399-$3999 p.p + $645 tax/fees.
                                                                                                               Rome
Tenerife (Canary Islands), Funchal (Madeira Island,   Venice, Bari, Day at Sea, La Goulette (Tunis,
Portugal), Day at Sea, Malaga, Day at Sea.            Tunisia), Day at Sea, Gibraltar, Lisbon, Vigo            Transportation Taxes include air, surcharges, port taxes &
                                                      (Spain), Day at Sea, Zeebrugge (Bruges, Belgium),        security fees. Prices are per person based on double
MSC Magnifica - 13 Days/11 Nights                                                                              occupancy.
                                                      Day at Sea, Copenhagen, Kiel (Germany)
Roundtrip Venice
Includes: 9 Night Cruise, 2 Nights Venice             MSC Opera - 15 Days/13 Nights                            SUMMER MEDITERRANEAN
$2249-$2749 p.p + $597 tax/fees.                      Roundtrip Venice                                         March to October 2012
Venice: Bari, Day at Sea, Rhodes, Haifa, Piraeus                                                               7 Night Eastern and Western Mediterranean cruises
                                                      Includes: 11 Night Cruise,                               including air, cruise, applicable transfers (with or without
(Athens), Day at Sea.                                 1 Day in Venice, 2 Nights Rome                           land component) are also available.
                                                      $2949-$3649 p.p + $597 tax/fees.
MSC Magnifica - 14 Days/12 Nights                                                                              FABULOUS STATEROOM UPGRADES
                                                      Venice; Bari, Day at Sea, Piraeus (Athens), Day at
Rome to Venice                                                                                                 AND SAVINGS OFFERS AVAILABLE!
                                                      Sea, Odessa & Yalta (Ukraine), Istanbul, Day at
Includes: 9 Night Cruise,                             sea, Katakolon (Olympia, Greece), Dubrovnik,             Ask your travel agent for the very latest offer from
2 Nights in Rome, 1 Night in Venice                   Venice                                                   Sunquest!
$2599-$3099 p.p + $597 tax/fees.
Venice: Bari, Day at Sea, Rhodes, Haifa, Piraeus
(Athens), Day at Sea.
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Terms & Conditions
For purposes of these Terms & Conditions the                                 Changes to a Booking: (prior to departure)*                      Dietary Needs: Special dietary requests for vegetari-          and cannot be exchanged for other flights or
words “you,” “your,” “passenger” and “card-                                  Air only and/or air and tour booking: Changes to a               an, diabetic, low-fat, low-sodium, or low-cholesterol diets    departure times.
holder” refer to each person who books or                                    confirmed booking can be made prior to departure and             can be arranged at the time you make your cruise reserva- 4) If an e-ticket is lost in destination, there will be a
otherwise purchases or receives goods and                                    will be subject to the following charges dependent on the        tion. As MSC Cruises requires the details of your request      $25.00 administration fee charged for a replacement.
                                                                             nature of the change and when the change is made.                not later than 14 days prior to your sailing date, please      Please contact your local ALBATours representative.
services arranged through ALBATours. The                                                                                                      ask your travel agent to inform ALBATours of your require-
words “ALBATours,” “our” and “we” refer to                                   Changes that include a passenger name correction,                ments at the time of booking.                               Flights and Carriers: All flight times, flight
Thomas Cook Canada Inc., its parents,                                        passenger letter correction, or passenger title change, will                                                              itineraries, carriers and aircraft types are sub-
subsidiaries, affiliates and agents.                                         be charged as follows:                                           Children: Unless otherwise stated, children’s prices are ject to change with or without notice. The carriers
                                                                             20 days to 7 days prior to departure:                            restricted to those 2-11 years of age at the time of depar- and ALBATours also reserve the right to add en route
ALBATours makes arrangements with suppliers                                  $50 per person plus GST/HST.                                     ture and only when sharing a room with 2 full paying         stops. It is recommended that you contact the airline
                                                                             6 days or less prior to departure: 100% of the total cost        adults.                                                      within 24 hours of departure to confirm your departure
who provide travel services such as air travel,
cruises, hotels, buses, sightseeing, car rental or                           of the airfare including GST/HST.                                Unaccompanied Minors: Alitalia charges a                     time. It is also recommended that you arrive at the air-
                                                                             *Changes that include a date or destination change will          surcharge when booking an unaccompanied minor                port 3 to 4 hours prior to departure to allow sufficient
other activities included in your booking. The
travel services are subject to the conditions
                                                                             be charged in addition to any difference in fare as follows:     (UNMR). UNMR are considered to be children 5-14 years time for check-in and security clearance. Airline cut-off
                                                                             21 days or more prior to departure:                              (passengers who have not reached their 15th birthday)        times vary between 45 and 60 minutes. Please check
imposed by these suppliers, and their                                        $50 per person plus GST/HST.                                     travelling alone without an adult/parent/ guardian on        with the airline directly. You agree that ALBATours cannot
liability may, in turn, be limited by their tar-                             20 days or less prior to departure: 100% of the total cost       direct (non-stop) flights. Children 5-14 years travelling    be held responsible or liable if you miss your flight or are
iffs, conditions of carriage and international                               of the airfare or package                                        with a person 15-18 years will still be considered an        denied boarding. If you book air only, you must provide
conventions and arrangements. ALBATours                                      Changes to a Booking (while in Italy)*                           UNMR. UNMR pays full adult fare plus an additional sur- your contact number at your destination to your travel
does not own, manage, operate, or control                                                                                                     charge per segment each way/ or one way for                  agent and the local ALBATours representative so you may
                                                                             Air only and/or air and tour booking: Changes to a
any vehicle, hotel, resort, cruise ship, restau-                                                                                              Transatlantic/Intercontinental flights. Exact surcharge      be advised of any changes to your return flight. Failure to
                                                                             confirmed booking can be made prior to departure and
rant, or other supplier of services, and is not                              will be subject to the following charges (in addition to         amount and booking procedure was not available at pub- do so may result in you missing your flight and you
                                                                                                                                              lication date. Please see your travel agent.                 agree that ALBATours cannot be held responsible or liable
responsible for their acts or omissions.                                     any difference in fare) dependent on when the change is
                                                                                                                                                                                                           for any resulting expenses. Carriage and service per-
                                                                             made.                                                            Infants: Passengers under the age of 2 for the duration formed and tickets issued are subject to the terms
Please read and ensure you understand these Terms &
Conditions before booking your vacation. When you book or                    Changes that include a date or departure location change         of the holiday are considered infants (1 infant per adult    referred to on such tickets, the rules relating to liability
otherwise receive services through ALBATours, you are accepting              will be charged as follows:                                      allowed). Infants pay 10% of the adult fare plus applica- by the Warsaw Convention (as amended), The Athens
and agreeing to the Terms & Conditions listed on these pages.                21 days or more prior to departure:                              ble taxes and fees. A reservation is required for each       Convention, The London Convention and The Montreal
                                                                             $150 per person plus GST/HST.                                    infant. Please note that infants are not assigned a seat. If Convention and these Terms & Conditions. ALBATours
How To Make A Booking: Simply call or visit your travel                                                                                       an infant turns 2 years of age during the vacation, an air- makes arrangements with Alitalia. Air transportation
                                                                             20 days to 7 days prior to departure:
agent and they will contact ALBATours for reservations.                                                                                       line ticket must be purchased for his or her travel to and complaints are solely the responsibility of the airline con-
                                                                             $250 per person plus GST/HST.
Payment Requirements: Where a vacation is booked                             6 days or less prior to departure: 100% of the total cost        from the destination.                                        cerned. You agree that ALBATours cannot be held
45 days or less before the departure date – full payment is                  of the airfare or package and must pay a full one-way            Customs & Immigration: Customs and/or immigra- responsible or liable for expenses, lost wages or missed
due immediately. Otherwise, a non-refundable deposit plus                    airfare.                                                         tion officials can deny a person entry into their country at vacation time due to flight time changes and/or delays.
applicable insurance is due immediately on booking and the                                                                                    their own discretion. A previous criminal record could be Baggage: On Alitalia, each Economy passenger is
                                                                             *Charges will apply to any change in a customer
balance or final payment is due no less than 45 days prior                                                                                    an obstacle in international travel. ALBATours cannot be     entitled to 1 piece of standard-sized checked lug-
                                                                             reservation, provided the airseat is available and the
to departure date.                                                                                                                            held responsible for denied entry under any circumstances. gage - not to exceed 23kg. Each Magnifica Class
                                                                             change is permitted. Specifically, should the nature of
The deposit is due at the time of booking and is non-refund-                 the change affect airseat revenue, or create a flight                                                                            passenger is entitled to 2 pieces of standard-sized
able. ALBATours reserves the right to cancel a booking where                 imbalance, the change cannot be permitted, resulting in           Documentation: It is solely your responsibility to             checked luggage - each piece not to exceed 32 kg.
any payment is not received within 5 days of its due date.                   a 100% cancellation penalty.                                      obtain, at your own expense, all the documentation             There may be charges for excess baggage.
                                                                                                                                               required by relevant government authorities for the pur-   Infants aged 0-23 months are allowed 1 piece with a maxi-
Deposit Requirements (Per Person):                                           Changes to a Booking:
Air Only - Alitalia .................................................$250
                                                                                                                                               pose of your holiday. Required documentation may vary      mum weight not exceeding 10 kg. For children up to 11
                                                                             Tour only and/or pre-post hotel accommodation:                    depending on citizenship status. Special documentation
Packages & Coach Tours.....................................$250                                                                                                                                           years (before the 12th birthday) there is free transportation
Car Rentals...................................................$50-$250       Changes to a confirmed booking can only be made prior             may be required for minors travelling alone; for children  of one stroller on all destinations and booking classes.
Hotel Only .....................................................Full Price   to 45 days before departure. An administration fee of             who have a different surname than the adults who           Baggage allowance is subject to change at anytime by the
Credit Cards: When a credit card is used to confirm                          $25 per person plus GST/HST will be charged for each              accompany them; or for single parents travelling with      airline without notice. For up-to-date information, please
and pay for a booking, you, the passenger, and/or the                        change. You will also be responsible for any price increase       children. Prior to departure, you should check with your   see Alitalia's website: www.alitalia.com. Please contact the
cardholder give consent to ALBATours for the card’s use.                     on goods or services from the original reservation date to        travel agent and/or the relevant consulate and the         airline for more details. ALBATours reminds cruise guests
                                                                             the date of change. No price adjustment shall be made if          cruise line about what documentation is required. A        that cabin storage is limited. All baggage remains at your
 Cancellations: If you need to cancel your booking, you                      the price for such goods and services has                         valid passport is required. For information on the
 must notify your travel agent immediately. Cancellation                                                                                                                                                  own risk throughout the trip. Due to security restrictions, liq-
                                                                             decreased. If a change is made to the room occupancy,             Canadian Government Passenger Protect program,             uids and gels, as well as many other items, are not permit-
 charges are calculated based on the date that ALBATours
 receives notice of cancellation.                                            including the addition to or reduction of the number of           please visit www.passengerprotect.gc.ca. Landed immi-      ted in carry-on luggage. Prescription medications should be
                                                                             occupants, you will be responsible for any resulting              grants without Canadian citizenship or a Permanent         kept in the original container and packed in carry-on lug-
 Cancellation charges:                                                       increase in price. Name change requests may be denied             Resident Card may be denied boarding upon return to        gage. Please check with the airline prior to departure for the
     45 days or more prior to departure date                                 due to hotel policy and conditions.
     Full deposit
                                                                                                                                               Canada. In the event that a passenger does not possess     most up-to-date regulations in order to avoid items being
                                                                             Requests for changes less than 45 days prior to departure         the documentation required by the cruise line, airline or  confiscated at security. In the event that your baggage is
     44 days to 21 days prior to departure date                                                                                                government authorities for each port of call, passage or
     50% of total price**                                                    will not be accepted and will make the booking subject to                                                                    delayed at your destination or upon your return home,
                                                                             full cancellation charges. Name changes or name correc-           entry to the destination may be refused. If passage or     please contact the airline representative before leaving the
     20 days prior to departure date to any time                                                                                               entry is refused, ALBATours will not be held liable and    airport. Failure to do so will invalidate your claim.
     including on and after departure date                                   tions within this period will be treated as a
     100% of total price**                                                   cancellation and rebooking.                                       will not issue any refunds.                                Independent contractors over which we have no control per-
                                                                                                                                                                                                          form baggage handling and we cannot assume responsibili-
 ** Total price is all money due and/or paid to ALBATours.                   Group Bookings: Please note that cancellation                                                                                ty for loss of, or damage to, baggage or other possessions.
                                                                                                                                              Tickets:
Car Booking Changes: Please see our separate
                                                                             charges and change fees for groups may differ from those above
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Due to the carrier’s limit of liability, do not check valuable
                                                                             and will be in accordance with the group contract terms and      1) Tickets are available 30 days prior to flight departure. items such as jewellery and cameras. Also limit the valu-
ALBATours/AVIS Italy car pamphlet or visit www.albatours.com                 conditions.                                                         All tickets and vouchers are produced in electronic for- ables (including electronic equipment) you take with you on
                                                                                                                                                 mat and will be forwarded to your travel agent.          holiday and use the safety deposit boxes provided at hotels
The cancellation charge compensates ALBATours for dam-                       Special Requests: ALBATours cannot guarantee spe-                   Please review for accuracy. E-documents must be or on cruise ships.
ages arising from cancellation, including, among other                       cific requests such as room location, adjoining rooms,              presented along with proper identification (see section Please ensure you have adequate insurance to
things, pre-payment made on booking of travel and other                      bed preference, in-flight or coach tour meal require-               on Documentation) at check-in for departure flight,      cover your belongings throughout your holiday.
services and administration costs involved in processing a                   ments, sky cots, etc. On board dining requests for a                return flight, and for other purchased services such as
cancellation. By booking a vacation you agree that the                       given table size, or early or late seating will be accept-          hotel accommodations and car rentals.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Connecting Flights: If you have a connecting flight,
cancellation charge is a genuine estimate of damages to                                                                                                                                                   allow ample time (minimum 3 hours or overnight) between
                                                                             ed at the time of booking. While ALBATours will                  2) For bookings made within 72 hours of flight departure, flights. ALBATours cannot accept any responsibility for addi-
ALBATours of any cancellation and is not a penalty.                          attempt to advise service providers of such requests, it
ALBATours may arrange for the resale of any holidays you                                                                                         e-tickets will be available from our representative at   tional charges incurred for airfares or other expenses due to
                                                                             cannot be held responsible if such requests cannot be               our airport counter prior to check-in.
cancel without refund to you.                                                                                                                                                                             missed flights, irregular air operations or flight time
                                                                             fulfilled or if local surcharges are applied.
                                                                                                                                              3) All e-tickets are valid only for the flight purchased    changes.
34       ALBATours Italy 2012
ALBATours Representative & Problem Handling:                      industrial disputes, natural and nuclear disasters, fire, epi-   Prices may be adjusted in response to market conditions     Arbitration: Any claim or dispute (including, without
An ALBATours representative will meet passengers upon             demics or health risks, technical problems with                  or other factors and may change at any time. Changing     limitation, any unresolved claims concerning any services
arrival at your destination. If you have any questions,           transport as well as flight delays due to weather or for         conditions require a response to booking trends that can- booked through, or provided by, ALBATours and claims
queries or problems while in destination or on board your         mechanical reasons, government action, closed or                 not be foreseen and may result in price increases or      made directly by you or by anyone connected to you or
cruise, you must contact the local representative, cruise line    congested airports or ports, supplier insolvency, govern-        decreases depending upon the specific product and dates   claiming through you) relating to or arising from your pur-
representative, transfer agent, hotel management or supplier      mental acts and other events beyond our control. The             of travel. Price reductions made in response to market    chase of a holiday, or the goods and services provided by
directly as applicable as applicable. Air only passengers         National Hurricane Center in Miami considers June 1st to         conditions are offered as an incentive to new bookings    or through ALBATours, must be decided by one arbitrator,
must contact their airline or travel agent.                       November 30th inclusive Hurricane Season. This must be           only.                                                     to the exclusion of the Courts. The arbitration shall be
Failure to report your concerns may preclude                      taken into consideration when you book your vacation.          For Residents of the Province of Quebec: The price for governed by the National Arbitration Rules of the ADR
your right to a claim.                                            You agree that ALBATours does not assume any responsi-         the travel services provided hereunder may be increased Institute of Canada, Inc. or its successors or a replacement
 Notice to Travellers: Please be aware that different
                                                                  bility, and is not liable, for the costs or other conse-       following the imposition of a surcharge on fuel by the air Administrator. The seat of the arbitration shall be in the
 living standards and practices exist outside of Canada,
                                                                  quences that arise out of or result from inclement weather     carrier or cruise line, or an increase in the exchange rate province in which you reside. The decision of the arbitra-
                                                                  conditions at any time of the year.                            insofar as the exchange rate applicable 45 days before      tors shall be final and binding upon the parties. The pres-
 including but not limited to provision of utilities, i.e.                                                                                                                                   ent arbitration clause applies to all claims made as part of
 water and electricity, accommodations, services of all           Hotel Ratings: Star ratings are our opinion and can            the date of departure has increased by more than 5%
                                                                                                                                                                                             a class action or other representative action, it being
 kinds, food, food preparation, water quality, security,          differ from official gradings. Our rating is relative to gen- since the date of this contract. If any such increase is
                                                                                                                                 equal to or greater than 7% of the price of the travel      expressly understood and agreed to that the arbitration of
 insects, wildlife or weather conditions. You agree that          eral standards in each destination, so our four-star hotel
                                                                                                                                                                                             such claims must proceed on an individual (non-class,
 ALBATours shall not be responsible or liable for any loss,       in one destination can be different to our four-star hotel in services, without taking into account any increase in the
                                                                                                                                 Quebec sales tax or federal goods and service tax, you      non-representative) basis.
 damage, illness or injury you may suffer as a result of          another. Ratings are based on many factors including
 such different living standards and practices. It is not         hotel location and facilities as well as feedback from our     may choose to cancel this contract and to receive a full      ALBATours’s Responsibility: The travel services
 uncommon to suffer from travellers’ diarrhea when                customers and staff.                                           refund of any amounts paid. There shall be no increase        provided are subject to the Travel Industry Act (ON),
 travelling. The Public Health Agency of Canada recom-                                                                           in the price of travel services within 30 days of your        Travel Agent’s Act (BC), Travel Agent’s Act (QC) or any
                                                                  Facilities & Services: Hotels and cruise lines may cur- departure date.
 mends that you visit your family doctor or a travel medicine     tail or alter some facilities without notice, usually for pur-                                                               other similar act enforced in the province of residence
 clinic prior to departure to advise you on precautions. Please   pose of ongoing maintenance and improvement. You               Special Needs Passengers: We welcome customers of the purchaser or in the province where a vacation
 check the Foreign Affairs & International Trade Canada           agree that ALBATours shall not be held responsible or          with special needs. Any special services required such as     was purchased from ALBATours and Regulations
 website at voyage.gc.ca for information specific to your         liable if, due to the acts or omissions of others, some serv- separate transfers must be advised to ALBATours at time        thereunder and are subject to the conditions imposed
 destination before you travel. All hotels and cruise ships       ices, bonus features or facilities described in this brochure, of booking so we can determine the availability and cost      by the suppliers and such suppliers’ (and ALBATours’s)
 undergo routine maintenance and renovations. Certain             cease to be available or are not working. The behaviour of of such services prior to confirming the booking.                 liability is limited by their tariffs, conditions of car-
 resort areas are undergoing major growth with ongoing            other guests and the cancellation of services for any rea-     Although reasonable attempts will be made to provide          riage, tickets and vouchers, and international conven-
 construction and ALBATours is not responsible for any            son are beyond ALBATours’s control. All efforts are made       the services requested, ALBATours does not guarantee          tions and agreements, as amended (eg. The Warsaw
 resulting inconvenience. At brand new hotels, some facil-        to ensure accuracy at the time of publication of this          that the airport, transfer vehicles and/or accommodations Convention, The Athens Convention, The London
 ities may not be completely operational. Landscaping             brochure. Descriptions and photographs are representa-         while in destination will be wheelchair accessible.           Convention and The Montreal Convention).
 and other finishing touches may be continuing during             tional only and are not a guarantee that everything will       Facilities for special needs passengers in hotels and on      You agree that ALBATours shall not be responsible or
 your stay. If ALBATours is advised of any significant work       be exactly as depicted at the destination. You agree that      cruise ships may be limited. Services required for a pas-     liable for, and you hereby waive any claim arising
 that will be ongoing during your stay or of any major            ALBATours shall not be held responsible or liable for modi-    senger with special needs may not be available and/or         out of or relating to, any loss, damage, injury or ill-
 facilities that will not be available, we will try to advise     fications that can take place after publication, including     subject to local surcharges or advance payments. Please       ness whether physical or mental, resulting from any
 you prior to departure through notice to your travel agent.      damage or beach erosion due to storms or tidal condi-          check with your travel agent prior to booking.                delay, substitution of equipment, or any act, omis-
                                                                  tions. Services such as à la carte dinners, daily activities   Notice of Claims: You must notify ALBATours,                  sion, negligence or commission of any third party
Travel Insurance: It is strongly recommended that all             programs, spa services and bonus features are on a first- in writing by registered mail, of any claim you supplying any of the services or accommodation
travellers obtain adequate insurance coverage to protect          come, first-serve basis and may require reservations.
themselves should they be obliged to cancel a holiday due                                                                        may have, or claim to have, against                           herein, its agents, servants, employees, subcontrac-
                                                                  Certain services and activities may be withdrawn by the        ALBATours, within 30 days from the event giv- tors, or for any claims for such loss, damage or
to health problems or unforeseen circumstances. You may           hotel or cruise line for reasons such as weather conditions ing rise to the claim. Should you not file a written
purchase such insurance from your travel agent at the time                                                                                                                                     injury, whether physical or mental, arising there-
                                                                  and number of participants. All withdrawn features are         complaint with ALBATours within 30 days from the end of from, or from any cause that arises by reason of
of booking. You may also wish to purchase medical insur-          non-refundable. Spa services are at additional charge
ance. You agree that ALBATours shall not be responsible or                                                                       your vacation, you will be presumed to be satisfied with      actions of parties other than ALBATours. ALBATours
                                                                  unless otherwise stated. Room upgrade bonus features are the services received and to have waived any and all                reserves the right to decline any passenger as a
liable for health problems that may arise or become aggra-        subject to space availability at check-in and cannot be
vated while travelling or at your destination. Standards of                                                                      claims that you may have had against ALBATours.               member of these tours at any time.
                                                                  guaranteed prior to your arrival. Bonus features do not        ALBATours will not respond to any claims or demands
medical care may differ from those in Canada. Treatment           have a cash value.                                                                                                         Privacy Policy: ALBATours is compliant with the
may be expensive, payment in advance may be required                                                                             made after the expiration of the 30-day delay. You may Personal Information Protection and Electronic Document
and provincial health care coverage may be limited.                                                                              not commence any legal proceeding against ALBATours         Act (P.I.P.E.D.A.) that went into effect January 2004. A
                                                                    Hotel Check-in & Check-out: Due to hotel
                                                                                                                                 unless you have submitted a notice as set out above.        copy of our policy can be found at www.albatours.com or
                                                                    housekeeping requirements, regardless of flight times,
 Cancellation of Services: In the event that                                                                                     Under no circumstances shall ALBATours be liable to you by contacting our Privacy Policy Office at the address list-
                                                                    hotel check-in is normally after 3:00 pm on the day of
 certain services are cancelled, ALBATours will have                                                                             for an amount in excess of the total amount paid to         ed below.
                                                                    arrival. Hotel check-out time is normally 12 noon.
 no responsibility beyond the refund of all monies                                                                               ALBATours for your vacation.
 received by ALBATours for such cancelled services,
                                                                                                                                                                                               ALBATours is a wholly-owned division of
                                                                  Unused Services: No refunds or adjustments                       Air Only & Government Approval: All flights for             Thomas Cook Canada Inc.
 which will be deemed to constitute full settlement               will be made to you for portions of your vacation not            Inclusive Tour Charter (ITC) holidays and air-only          75 Eglinton Ave. E., Toronto, ON M4P 3A4
 of any claim you might have against ALBATours for                taken or used.                                                   Advanced Booking Charter (ABC) flights are operated pur-    Ont. Registration Number: 50012702
 the cancellation.                                                                                                                 suant to the rules of the Canadian Transportation Agency
                                                        Prices & Cost Increases: All prices, unless otherwise                      and such flights are subject to approval by the Agency on   333 Seymour St. Suite 900
Alteration of Services: Advertised facilities may occa- stated, are per person based on two adults sharing one                     behalf of ALBATours.                                        Vancouver, B.C. V6B 5A6
sionally be modified or unavailable. We will advise you or        hotel room or cruise stateroom. All prices advertised in this                                                                BC Registration Number: 3597
your travel agent of any description changes, if known,           brochure are in Canadian dollars and do not include              Compliance: You agree to comply with any reasonable
                                                                                                                                   instructions issued by ALBATours or its representatives     1257 rue Guy, 3rd Floor,
prior to departure. Sometimes major changes to your holi-         GST/HST (where applicable) and taxes. The prices adver-                                                                      Montreal, QC H3H 2K5
day arrangements may be required due to circumstances             tised in this brochure are based on fixed costs at the time      during your vacation.
                                                                                                                                                                                               Quebec Registration numbers 800505, 702734
beyond our control, such as cruise cancellation, hotel over-      of publication. These costs are dependant on fuel costs,         Applicable Law: Regardless of your holiday destina-
booking, unexpected maintenance problems or due to                rate of exchange and/or other factors. ALBATours reserves        tion, any dispute between you and ALBATours shall be
                                                                                                                                                                                               Severability: The invalidity of any provision
market conditions. Major changes may include change of            the right to increase the price. Should the price increase                                                                   contained herein does not affect the validity of any other
                                                                                                                                   interpreted in accordance with the laws of the place of
destination, change of departure or return by more than           be greater than 7%, you have the right to cancel the con-                                                                    provision listed.
                                                                                                                                   your departure from Canada and international conven-
24 hours, change of itinerary, change of hotel, ship or           tract for travel services and obtain a refund of all monies      tions and agreements referred to herein. Notice: No agent   Miscellaneous: Prices are valid at time of publication
accommodation standard. In these circumstances,                   paid to ALBATours, unless the price increase is the result of    or representative of ALBATours or any other service         for departures April 1, 2012 to October 31, 2012.
ALBATours reserves the right to substitute hotel or cruise        government taxation or fuel surcharge allowed by the             provider has the authority to modify or waive any provi-    All prices are subject to change without notice. The
ship and other arrangements for arrangements of compa-            Canadian Transportation Agency. Every effort will be made        sion of these Terms and Conditions.                         information in this brochure supersedes all previously
rable value without notice or liability.                          to advise your travel agent of any price increase at least
                                                                                                                                                                                               published information. Published December 2011.
                                                                  15 days prior to your departure date. In the event of an
Force Majeure/Act of God: ALBATours is not respon-                error in published rates, you will be given the option to                                                                    Note: A printable version of these Terms & Conditions is
sible or liable for changes or cancellations made that            accept the change or to cancel for a full refund of all                                                                      available at www.albatours.com.
relate to or arise as a result of hostilities, acts of war or     monies received by ALBATours.
threat of war, riots, civil disturbances, terrorist activity,                                                                                                                                                   ALBATours Italy 2012               35
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