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United states canada 2016 cosmos tours

TURNINGTRAVEL DREAMS INTO REALITY SM

2016 UNITED STATES

& CANADA

Including South America

Packages as low as

$171 per day!

CELEBRATING

100 YEARS

OFFICIAL PARTNER

CosmosTours.com.au

ALASKA | HAWAIIAN ISLANDS | RAIL JOURNEYS


United states canada 2016 cosmos tours

Travel

for Travelers

Since inventing the budget vacation over 50 years ago, Cosmos has offered the most affordable travel packages to

the world’s most captivating places—from the City of Brotherly Love to the City of Light… from the Great White North

to northern Africa… from tropical Hawaii to sub-tropical Lugano, Switzerland...and even from Rio de Janeiro to Peru’s

Machu Picchu. We understand that you’d rather spend another day in your dream destination than have a chocolate on

your pillow… which is why our well-designed vacations come complete with comfortable, clean, and attractive hotels; a

professional Tour Director; guided city sightseeing of the must-see sights; and dynamic transportation that makes getting

around half the fun!

With Cosmos, you enjoy the benefits and convenience of escorted travel, ample free time to explore your destination

the way you want, and longer stays in key cities so that you can immerse yourself in the local culture. You can even

personalize your getaway with a great choice of activities and excursions. But don’t take our word for it! Go to

CosmosTours.com.au to see what real travelers are saying about Cosmos, then start packing and let Cosmos turn your

travel dreams into reality!

Visit Grand Teton National Park on our National Parks & Canyon Country Tour

From $171 per day (see page 42)

On the Cover: Grand Teton National Park

DENALI NATIONAL PARK

Cosmos Travel Styles

Regional Discoveries: If you want to focus on one specific region, these in-depth packages are an excellent choice.

Expert Tour Directors help you learn an area’s distinct flavor and history.

Panoramas: These packages are absolutely the best way to get an overview and allow you to experience a variety of states or provinces.

Expert Tour Directors are with you every step of the way.

Cosmos offers vacations that let you explore a destination in a week or less. You can have a comprehensive travel experience plus free time to relax.

TAKE THE TRAIN!

Rail Journeys: From scenic daylight journeys to overnights, these getaways take you back to the golden era of travel.

Special Departures: At Cosmos, we have created a wonderful collection of Special Departure vacations that let you witness and participate in exciting events,

from the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta and New Orleans’ Mardi Gras to the Calgary Stampede in Canada.

Best Value: While every Cosmos vacation delivers remarkable value, itineraries stamped

TAKE THE TRAIN!

SPECIAL

DEPARTURE

show you tours with the lowest cost per day!

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ALASKA & THE YUKON

EASTERN UNITED STATES

TAKE THE TRAIN!

TAKE THE TRAIN!

8420

8 days Alaskan Adventure ............................................................

16

8000

8 days New York, Niagara Falls & Washington DC ............................... 64

TAKE THE TRAIN!

SPECIAL

DEPARTURE

8360 12 days Alaska & the Yukon ...........................................................

WESTERN CANADA

18

8460

8 days Cities of the Great East ..................................

66

TAKE THE TRAIN!

8100 10 days New England Traditions ...............................................................68

EASTERN CANADA

TAKE THE TRAIN!

8922 19 days Canadian & Alaskan Masterpiece .....................................

20

TAKE THE TRAIN!

TAKE THE TRAIN!

8904 20 days Majestic Canadian Rockies & Alaska ...........................................24

8330

8 days Ontario & French Canada .............................................................70

SPECIAL

DEPARTURE

8930

9 days Western Canada by Rail ........................................

8200 15 days Eastern U.S. & Canada Grand Vacation ......................................72

PANORAMAS

26

TAKE THE TRAIN!

TAKE THE TRAIN!

8900 13 days The Canadian Rockies ...................................................................28

TAKE THE TRAIN!

8380 13 days Totem Circle ........................................................................

30

TAKE THE TRAIN!

8960 14 days Canadian Train Odyssey ....................................................

74

TAKE THE TRAIN!

SPECIAL

DEPARTURE 32

8910 10 days Heart of the Canadian Rockies .........................................

WESTERN UNITED STATES

8250 17 days Trans-Canadian Adventure ..........................................................76

8800 23 days Trans-American Adventure ..........................................................78

HAWAII

8570 13 days Pacific Coast Explorer ...................................................................34

8510 12 days Western Wonders .........................................................................36

8140 13 days Splendors of the Hawaiian Islands .............................................82

SOUTH AMERICA

TAKE THE TRAIN!

8501 16 days Golden West Adventure ..............................................................38

40

8520

9 days Highlights of the Canyonlands .........................................

TAKE THE TRAIN!

1000

9 days The Best of Brazil & Argentina ....................................................84

SPECIAL

DEPARTURE 42

8600 14 days National Parks & Canyon Country ....................................

1100 12 days Brazil, Argentina & Chile Unveiled ..............................................86

8160 15 days Circle the American West ............................................................46

1200 19 days Ultimate South America ...............................................................88

SPECIAL

DEPARTURE 48

8530 16 days Highlights of Route 66 .....................................................

SOUTHERN UNITED STATES

1300 11 days Mysteries of the Inca Empire ...................................................... 92

10 days Ne w !Ecuador: From the Andes to the Amazon .........................94

TAKE THE TRAIN!

1400

SPECIAL

DEPARTURE

8240 11 days Dixieland & Rhythms ..............................................

50

TAKE THE TRAIN!

South America Extensions .................................................................................... 96

SPECIAL

DEPARTURE 52

8290 13 days The Old South & Florida ....................................................

8400 10 days Highlights of Sunny Florida .........................................................54

8 days Ne w !Kentucky Classics .................................................................56

8970

8080

9 days Ne w !America’s Historic Heritage ..............................

8 days Elvis & the Southern Sounds ............................................

58

SPECIAL

DEPARTURE 60

8730

SPECIAL

DEPARTURE 62

8090 13 days Texas—the Lone Star State ...............................................

The Right Elements for the Perfect Vacation ................................................................4

Driving Travel Trends Through Innovation .....................................................................6

GoParks! National Parks Centennial .............................................................................8

Great Savings, Great Value ........................................................................................10

Deals & Discounts ......................................................................................................11

More Special Experiences ...........................................................................................12

Cosmos Special Departures ........................................................................................14

What to Know Before You Go ...................................................................................98

Extra Nights ...............................................................................................................99

Terms & Conditions—Please Read Carefully .............................................................100

SAN FRANCISCO

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The Right Elements for

thePerfect Vacation

One of the greatest things about a Cosmos escorted tour is the peace of mind it provides. From the key elements to the

smallest details, we take care of the logistics for you—so you can just focus on enjoying yourself and getting the most out

of your Cosmos vacation!

Travel to South America with Cosmos!

The Cosmos quality, value touring formula makes travel to South America truly affordable. Our famous low prices—with

nearly everything you need in a vacation already included—allow you to visit exotic locations in South America without

spending a fortune. Whether you’ve always wanted to try the Tango in Buenos Aires, delve deep into the Amazon jungle,

or explore Peru’s mysterious Inca ruins, now you can discover the iconic sights of South America on a Cosmos vacation.

RIO DE JANEIRO

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Transportation

When it comes to showing you the best of North & South America, Cosmos goes the extra mile!

In addition to our private, first-class motorcoaches, we use a variety of transportation for an out-

of-this-world experience! How do we do it? With unforgettable passage aboard the VIA Rail and

Rocky Mountaineer trains through Canada… a cog railway ride up soaring Pikes Peak… a journey

on the Vistadome train, which cuts a path through the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu...and a

trip on the fabled City of New Orleans train through the American South. With cruises through

the swampy Everglades and the Inside Passage of Alaska… boat rides at the base of thundering

Niagara Falls… a historic sternwheel riverboat ride on Alaska’s rivers… scenic ferry crossings to

Vancouver… and so much more! Plus, with Cosmos, you never have to worry about getting to the

ferry on time, buying tickets for the train, or waiting in long lines. Just sit back and enjoy the ride!

PIKES PEAK COG RAILWAY

Accommodations

After a day of traveling you want to relax at a comfortable, clean, and attractive hotel, and you

insist on receiving great value for your money. With this in mind, we have hand-picked your hotels

throughout North and South America. As most of our hotels offer anything from coffee to a full

breakfast, you can start the day the way you like best. See individual itinerary pages for hotel

listings.

Guidance

At the heart of every great Cosmos tour are the friendly, knowledgeable folks who show you

around and help you maximize your free time. We go to incredible lengths to find the most

professional Tour Directors and Local Guides for the richest experience possible.

COSMOS FIRST-CLASS MOTORCOACH

Sightseeing

Our packages include guided sightseeing and scenic highlights that reveal the best of North &

South America. Cruise Alaska’s Inside Passage, scale the Colorado Rockies aboard an authentic

narrow-gauge railroad, stroll along the boardwalk that takes you out over Iguassu Falls, and more.

Enjoy inside visits of the must-see sights with knowledgeable Local Guides who will bring each

destination to life. See individual itinerary pages to learn what is included in your vacation.

Leisure

No one enjoys a vacation where every second is spent on a schedule. We build free time into every

Cosmos vacation, so you can eat, shop, and explore the way you want. Your Tour Director and

Local Guides can offer suggestions for things to see and do—or you can join one of our many

intriguing optional excursions.

THE RIGHT HOTELS

EXPERT TOUR DIRECTORS

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Driving Travel Trends

Through Innovation

At Cosmos, we’re constantly on the lookout for exciting places to go, unique experiences, and fresh ways to do things.

By keeping our finger on the pulse of today’s travel trends, we make sure you benefit from our great selection of vacations

and travel paces, efforts to help protect the places we visit, and even today’s technology to keep you connected.

BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK

QUÉBEC CITY

ELK

MACHU PICCHU

WASHINGTON DC

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Just the right pace

Like the idea of a guided tour but at a more leisurely pace?

Cosmos has innovative itineraries that let you enjoy the benefits

of escorted travel, a greater choice of activities, plenty of free

time to explore your destination the way you want, and longer

stays in key cities so that you can truly immerse yourself in the

local culture—and spend more time enjoying!

Our commitment to the planet

We’re dedicated to protecting the places we visit.

By using environmentally friendly motorcoaches

and partnering with preservation and sustainability

initiatives, we’re working to ensure the world’s icons

will be here to thrill travelers for generations to come.

LEISURELY

ON THE GO

Member Sustainable Travel International

SustainableTravelInternational.org

The Trip Scale: To give you an idea

We’re proud to help preserve the attractions we visit. Our partnership with

Tourism Cares, established by the United States Tour Operators Association

(USTOA) and National Tour Association (NTA), helps us translate this

commitment into action. For 2016, Cosmos has targeted several iconic

destinations for preservation/restoration funding, including the Freedom

Trail, Redwoods National Park, and the Mountain Institute in Peru. Learn

more about this non-profit initiative at TourismCares.org.

ON THE GO

LEISURELY

of the way time is planned on each itinerary, we include a scale

that ranges from Leisurely to On the Go. Indicators are based

on a variety of factors, including the number of overnights in

each city, the number of included activities, and the amount of

leisure time you’ll enjoy.

TourismCares.org

LEISURELY

Just the right place

Everyone has a different travel dream. The beauty of Banff, the

neon lights of Las Vegas, the beaches of Rio de Janeiro, and

MAUI

LEISURELY

culture of New Orleans—or maybe something farther afield.

Whether you choose a traditional destination or someplace

more exotic, like the Hawaiian Islands, Alaska, or even Brazil,

Cosmos will make it a wonderful reality!

ON THE GO

Customize your vacation

Ask about the possibility of adding pre- or post-tour hotel

accommodations if you wish to further explore on your own

or adding airport transfers if these are not included in your

package. See the back of the brochure and the individual tour

price panels for more details.

Free Wi-Fi access

Our state-of-the-art motorcoaches

feature free wireless Internet (where

service is available). Please note that

free connectivity features browsing

only; downloading is not available.

Additionally, Wi-Fi is not available in some regions and remote

areas, and may not be offered on all tour departures. You’ll enjoy

complimentary Wi-Fi access in the lobby of most hotels—so, as

you’re enjoying your tour you can share your experiences with

friends and family back home!

Personalize your vacation

with MyAccountSM

Cosmos lets you enhance your tour with optional excursions that

are meaningful to you. Whether you enjoy art, music, food, wine,

history, or whatever, we give you the freedom to truly personalize

your trip. Best of all, you can make your selections—and even

pre-pay—in advance online.

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GoParks!

National Parks Centennial

The Globus family of brands is proud to be a long-time supporter of the National Park Foundation and provide unique

tour experiences in America’s national parks. It’s a natural fit since we have been showing travelers the wondrous

treasures and breathtaking beauty of our national parks for over three decades.

In celebration of the National Park Service Centennial in 2016, the National Park Foundation recently launched the Find Your

Park movement, a public awareness and education campaign celebrating the milestone anniversary and setting the stage for

the next 100 years. Find Your Park invites people everywhere to discover their own personal connections to parks. Engaging

not only those who already know and love the parks, but also the next generation of visitors, supporters, and advocates, Find

Your Park invites people to see that a park can be more than just a place. It can be a feeling, a unique connection to our shared

history, a sense of community, or the opportunity to experience a view or a moment in time from multiple perspectives. The

National Park Foundation and its partners will drive broad awareness, deepen engagement, and increase support for America’s

national parks and the work of the National Park Service.

We can’t wait to introduce you to the incredible sights, sounds, moments, landscapes, and history shared and preserved

to see which national parks are included throughout your journey.

in America’s national parks. Just look for the

So, what are you waiting for? Get up, get out there, and #FindYourPark!

MOUNT RUSHMORE

ALCATRAZ

REDWOOD NATIONAL PARK

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK

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OFFICIAL PARTNER

GoParks!

TOURS—A Natural Fit

Teaming up with America’s National Parks

The Globus family of brands worked in partnership with the National Park Foundation to create our GoParks! tours, a

collection of vacations that feature overnights or significant visits in U.S. national parks. When you join one of our GoParks!

tours, you are helping make a difference. We will make a contribution to the National Park Foundation for every traveler we

bring—at no additional cost to you! It’s our way of showing support for these amazing national treasures… and a further

extension of our deep commitment to their preservation.

Here’s a sampling of the national parks in our Cosmos portfolio:

Canyonlands National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Mesa Verde National Park

Zion National Park

Redwood National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park

Arches National Park

Shenandoah National Park

Yellowstone National Park

Grand Teton National Park

Capitol Reef National Park

Yosemite National Park

Badlands National Park

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Denali National Park and Preserve

Haleakala National Park

For more information on this great collection of tours, just look for the “ GoParks! Tours” logo on the tour pages of this

brochure. If you’d like more information about the National Park Foundation, please visit NationalParks.org.

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK

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Great Savings,

Great Value

Because Cosmos specializes in packaged travel arrangements, we have clout with suppliers that enables you to visit

North & South America’s most incredible cities and sites at a remarkable price. Take a thrilling 4-wheel-drive tour through

Monument Valley, try the Tango in Buenos Aires, see the birthplace of American Independence in Philadelphia, cruise the

swampy waters of the Louisiana bayou, and explore Peru’s Inca ruins. With all these exciting possibilities and more, think

our price claims sound too good to be true? Check out our great collection of Cosmos vacations for as low as $171 per

day. It’s just another way we put your dream vacation within reach!

PRICED AS LOW AS

$171 A DAY!

BANFF NATIONAL PARK

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Deals & Discounts

SAVE 2.5% Book Early & Save1

Book your Cosmos vacation, pay in full, including all associated pre/post hotel nights and transfers, four months before the departure of your first

tour and get a 2.5% discount on your total land tour purchase.

SAVE 5% Discounts For Repeat Travelers2

Journeys Club members can save 5% on any 2016 Globus family of brands vacation. This is on top of other great member benefits,

including deal alerts throughout the year. To become a member, simply enroll via GlobusFamily.com.au detailing your previous Globus

family of brands vacation.

SAVE $100 PER COUPLE Second Tour Discount3

It pays to travel more often! Choose a second or subsequent Cosmos tour, and you’ll get an instant $50 per person off the price of your additional tours.

SAVE UP TO 25% Young Traveler Discounts4

With Cosmos, travel is definitely a family affair. Young travelers ages 8-17 receive a 10% discount on the land-only portion of their Cosmos vacation.

And ON ANY MONOGRAMS PACKAGE, YOUNG TRAVELERS SAVE AS MUCH AS 25%.

SAVE WHEN 3 TRAVEL Triple Room Reduction5

You can also save when three people travel together and share accommodations. Refer to the itinerary pages for the specific reduction per tour.

(NOTE: A triple room is usually the same size as a twin room, with beds to accommodate three. We cannot guarantee there will be three separate

beds. If there are only two beds, a rollaway bed may be requested but cannot be guaranteed.)

We Help Solo Travelers Save, Too

Travel doesn’t have to be a couple or group activity! In fact, more than a third of our passengers are out there seeing

the world on their own, so we’ve designed a great way for solo travelers to avoid paying the single room supplement

and save money. We accept “guaranteed share” reservations that match up solo travelers of the same gender in twin-

bedded rooms. For mutual comfort, there is a no-smoking rule. “Guaranteed Shares” are not available on extensions

in South America, or for any extra nights before or after your vacation, or on overnight trains or cruises. And if no

other traveler books “guaranteed share” on your chosen vacation, we’ll set you up in a single room at no extra

charge! If you are a solo traveler who prefers the privacy of your own room, single accommodations can be reserved. Single room supplements are listed

on the itinerary pages.

Deals applicable for Australian travelers only

1 Requires payment of $250 per person deposit at the time of booking and full payment a minimum of 4 months prior to 2016 departure date. Discount based on tour including extra night

accommodations, extensions, and transfers. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between June 25, 2015 and September 30, 2016. Combinable with Journeys Club repeat

traveler benefit and second tour discount. Offer reliant on space availability and applies to new 2016 bookings only. Full cancellation penalties will apply and additional restrictions may apply. See Terms &

Conditions for details.

2 Must be a Journeys Club member at the time of booking to receive a 5% discount on the land-only portion of Globus, Cosmos, Monograms, or Avalon Waterways core tour, package, or cruise and on

twin share price, not including extra night accommodations, extensions, taxes/fees, tips, and supplements/reductions. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between June 25, 2015

and December 31, 2016 for travel commencing by December 31, 2016. Applies to new 2016 bookings only. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply. See Terms & Conditions

for details.

3 Multiple tours must travel within the same calendar year and must be booked at the same time. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between June 25, 2015 and December 31,

2016. Offer can be combined with Save 2.5% Early Payment Discount and Journeys Club repeat traveler benefit. Offer reliant on space availability and applies to new 2016 bookings only. Full cancellation

penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply. See Terms & Conditions for details.

4 10% off Young Traveler discount based on the land-only portion of core tour, not including extra night accommodations, extensions, taxes/fees, tips, and supplements. To receive the Young Traveler

discount, the age of the traveler must qualify at commencement of services. Discount based on twin occupancy. 25% off Young Traveler discounts apply to Monograms vacations only. On Monograms,

children of all ages are welcome. Young Traveler discounts are not combinable with any other offer or discount other than Journeys Club repeat traveler discount. Additional restrictions may apply. See

Terms & Conditions for details.

5 Triple room reduction available on most Cosmos tours, but check tour itinerary pages for availability and reduction amounts. Not combinable with any other offer or discount other than the Journeys Club

repeat traveler benefit. See Terms & Conditions for details.

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More Special Experiences

Add a Train Journey, Alaska Cruise,

or Hawaiian Getaway to Select Vacations

Prepare for the adventure of a lifetime! Many Cosmos vacations let you add a scenic train through Canada, Alaska Inside

Passage cruise, or a Hawaiian Islands extension that will take your breath away!

Train Journeys

Travel by train returns you to the golden era of luxury. On some tours you’ll spend the night aboard

in a private sleeping stateroom; on others, the train is upscale transportation to your destination,

where you’ll disembark and stay in a hotel—an unbelievable experience either way!

VIA Rail’s Canadian retraces the historic transcontinental route. Travel in Sleeper Plus class and

enjoy an award-winning first-class bedroom. By day, it’s a private room for two with armchairs and a

picture window. At night, it converts to upper and lower beds. The Park Car is reserved for Sleeper

Plus class passengers, with wraparound windows enclosing the Bullet Lounge. Above is the scenic

dome for 360-degree views.

VIA RAIL

VIA Rail’s Skeena train from Jasper to Prince Rupert route follows the Skeena River through the

majestic Coast Mountains. In Touring class or Economy class (departures 0807, 0831 & 0904), enjoy

all meals plus exclusive access to the Park Car and its domed observatory to enjoy 360-degree views.

In the Bullet Lounge, socialize with fellow travelers. On departures 0807, 0831 and 0904, travel in

Economy class with à la carte meals available for purchase and no dome-car access.

VIA Rail’s Ocean train is ideal for visiting Atlantic Canada. Travel in comfort in Sleeper Plus class.

Large windows let you admire passing landscapes. By night, sleep in a cozy bed. The Dining Car’s

maritime ambiance features elegant table settings and refined service for breakfast and a 3-course

dinner. Sleeper Plus class includes meals, and exclusive access to the lounges and panoramic section

of the Park Car.

VIA RAIL

Rocky Mountaineer® travels through spectacular Canadian scenery. SilverLeaf Service features a

single-level dome coach offering panoramic views from oversized windows and meals served at your

seat. An upgrade to GoldLeaf Dome Service offers luxury reminiscent of a bygone era, including extra

attendants, an elegant bi-level dome car, and regional cuisine in an exclusive dining room.

See individual tour pages to learn which vacations allow you to “ Take the Train!”

Relax in Honolulu

ROCKY MOUNTAINEER

The timeless beauty and Hawaiian paradise of Oahu is calling. Extend your vacation and spend an extra

week in paradise when you purchase a 7-night Honolulu extension with Cosmos. You can be as active or

idle as you like...play golf, go hiking, or simply relax on impossibly scenic beaches and enjoy the splendid

beauty of the coastline. If you’re after sunshine and sea, Waikiki Beach in Oahu is legendary, while the

natural lagoon of historic Pearl Harbor is nearby. Swim in the warm waters of world-famous Waikiki one

moment, then enjoy the dramatic mountain views of the Nu’uanu Pali Lookout another. Watch surfers

on the legendary North Shore by day, then get a taste of local flavors in Kapahulu at night.

Services of a local host will help you customize your vacation experience with a range of convenient

optional excursions and provide information on independent exploration and dining.

See individual tour pages to learn which vacations can be combined with a Hawaii extension.

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Add an Alaska Cruise

From incredible scenery and wildlife to friendly locals and Native culture, experience what makes the

“ Great Land” special when you add a spectacular Holland America Line cruise to your Cosmos tour.

Holland America’s Ships

Holland America’ ships were designed with Alaska in mind, delivering award-winning service, elegant

fine dining, and enriching activities. Cosmos offers inside, outside, and verandah staterooms on most

cruises (see price boxes for details).

MS NOORDAM

MS NOORDAM The newest member of the renowned Vista-class ships, on board, she encompasses

museum-quality paintings, as well as a remarkable inlaid chest flanked by carved wooded

17th-century Baroque columns, inlaid with ebony and precious stones.

MS NIEUW AMSTERDAM

MS WESTERDAM

MS NIEUW AMSTERDAM With an inspired interior design, the ship’s art ranges from antiques by

Dutch masters and creations by renowned contemporary artists to an eye-catching inverted New York

skyline sculpture that celebrates the glamour and history of the “ Big Apple.”

MS VOLENDAM In addition to fresh flowers and an artful floral motif throughout, incredible artwork

enhances the ship’s interior—everything from pre-Columbian fetishes to Renaissance-era fountains

imported from Italy.

MS VOLENDAM

MS ZAANDAM

MS WESTERDAM One of Holland America’s Vista Class ships, the theme of the ship’s art collection

is Dutch heritage in the New World, with everything from paintings of historic Dutch ships to

contemporary works including an original Andy Warhol.

MS ZAANDAM Inspired by the world’s great music, the ship’s decor includes Bill Clinton’s saxophone;

signed guitars from Queen, Iggy Pop, Eric Clapton, and the Rolling Stones; and a baroque-style Dutch

pipe organ in the ship’s 3-story atrium.

See individual tour pages to learn which vacations can be combined with an Alaska cruise.

Alaska Ports of Call

GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK This incredible Biosphere Reserve protects a unique ecosystem,

hosting an amazing spectacle as tremendous slabs of ice break off and “ calve” into the sea.

BALD EAGLE

HAINES Nestled along a scenic fjord, Haines features the impressive Sheldon Museum, as well as

galleries, shops, and Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, where the world’s largest gathering of bald eagles

occurs each year.

INSIDE PASSAGE One of the most picturesque sea lanes in the world, the natural beauty here is

unbelievable, featuring thick emerald-green forests and expansive turquoise glaciers.

JUNEAU Accessible only by air and water, history, Native culture, wildlife, and nature come to life

here. Shop for gold nuggets, saunter through the swinging doors at the Red Dog Saloon, or visit

mighty Mendenhall Glacier.

INSIDE PASSAGE

KETCHIKAN Hugging the shores of the Tongass Narrows, this self-proclaimed “ Salmon Capital of the

World” boasts the largest totem collection on the planet and a former red-light district-turned art

district on historic Creek Street.

SITKA Charming Sitka was capital of Russian America for 100 years. Catch a performance by the New

Archangel Dancers, meet Native Tlingit people, and see where the U.S. took possession of Alaska.

SKAGWAY Step back in time as you stroll along wooden boardwalks, visit the Red Onion Saloon,

explore Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park, or ride the antique White Pass & Yukon Route

narrow-gauge railway.

KETCHIKAN

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Cosmos

Special Departures

At Cosmos, we believe in freedom of choice and are dedicated to delivering you the excitement of faraway places at

a down-to-earth price. That’s why we have created a wonderful collection of Special Departure vacations that let you

witness exciting events—and take part in them as well! A brief description of these Special Departures follows.

Calgary Stampede

Experience the Calgary Stampede, a celebration of Western values and heritage that boasts the

richest outdoor rodeo in the world, thrilling chuckwagon races, and a spectacular theatrical

presentation known as the Evening Grandstand Show. Enjoy daily passes to the Stampede grounds,

rodeo admission, chuckwagon races, and the Grandstand Show.

Western Canada by Rail—July 10, 2016

Tour 8470: 11 days from Calgary to Vancouver Priced From $3,879AU

Tour 8471: 18 days from Calgary to Vancouver with Alaska Cruise Priced From $5,578AU

See page 26. For full day-to-day itinerary details, visit our website.

Heart of the Canadian Rockies—July 09, 2016

Tour 8550: 12 days from Calgary to Vancouver Priced From $2,929AU

Tour 8555: 19 days from Calgary to Vancouver with Alaska Cruise Priced From $4,568AU

See page 32. For full day-to-day itinerary details, visit our website.

NOTE: These special departures include all activities on our regular departures with two additional days

in Calgary plus Calgary Stampede 2-day admission.

CALGARY STAMPEDE

International Route 66 Mother Road Festival &

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

The streets of historic Springfield, Illinois, come alive with the rumble of engines from hot cars, cool

trucks, and vintage motorcycles. In Albuquerque, experience the unforgettable Mass Ascension,

where hundreds of hot air balloons take off, turning the sky into a rainbow of colors.

Highlights of Route 66—September 22, 2016

Tour 8580: 16 days from Chicago to Los Angeles Priced From $3,179AU

See page 48. For full day-to-day itinerary details, visit our website.

NOTE: This special departure includes all activities on our regular departures, except the visit to Acoma Sky City.

ALBUQUERQUE BALLOON FIESTA

Little Bighorn Battlefield

Little Bighorn Battlefield commemorates one of America’s most famous battles. In June of 1876, two

divergent cultures clashed in a life or death struggle. Hear about the great Sioux warrior, Crazy Horse,

and the defeat of the U.S. 7th Cavalry at the hands of the Lakota (Sioux), Cheyenne, and Arapaho.

National Parks & Canyon Country—May 03, 24, 31; June 07, 14, 21, 28; July 19; August 16, 30; Sept. 06, 20, 2016

Tour 8606: 15 days from Denver to Las Vegas Priced From $2,529AU

See page 42. For full day-to-day itinerary details, visit our website.

NOTE: These special departures include all activities on our regular departures plus one night in Sheridan

(after Deadwood and before Cody) and a visit to the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument.

LITTLE BIGHORN

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

The 47th Annual Jazz & Heritage Festival could only be held in New Orleans due to its rich musical

heritage. Enjoy the great music and classic Creole, Cajun, and international cuisine. Your Jazz Fest

package includes a 1-day pass with round-trip transportation to the Jazz Fest grounds.

The Old South & Florida—April 28, 2016

Tour 8230: 13 days from New Orleans to Orlando Priced From $3,079AU

See page 52. For full day-to-day itinerary details, visit our website.

Dixieland & Rhythms—April 13, 2016

Tour 8270: 12 days from Chicago to New Orleans Priced From $2,919AU

See page 50. For full day-to-day itinerary details, visit our website.

NOTE: These special departures include all activities on our regular departures plus the Jazz Fest

package, as detailed above. Tour 8270 includes one additional night in New Orleans.

NEW ORLEANS JAZZ & HERITAGE FESTIVAL

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Mardi Gras in New Orleans

During the days leading up to Ash Wednesday, Mardi Gras is known for its grand celebrations,

flamboyant costumes, parades, and let-the-good-times-roll attitudes. On Fat Tuesday, find the best

place to settle in along the parade route and watch the biggest Mardi Gras parade of all.

The Old South & Florida—February 07, 2016 & February 26, 2017

Tour 8690: 13 days from New Orleans to Orlando Priced From $3,019-$3,139AU

See page 52. For full day-to-day itinerary details, visit our website.

NOTE: This special departure includes all activities on our regular departures, plus a themed Mardi Gras

dinner. Itinerary and prices are subject to change for the February 26, 2017 departure.

NEW ORLEANS’ MARDI GRAS

Elvis Presley’s 39th Anniversary Memorial Tour

Be at Graceland for the famous candlelight vigil, when Elvis fans are invited to walk up the

driveway to “the King’s” gravesite, carrying a candle in quiet remembrance.

Elvis & the Southern Sounds—August 12, 2016

Tour 8810: 8 days from Memphis to Nashville Priced From $1,919AU

See page 60. For full day-to-day itinerary details, visit our website.

NOTE: This special departure includes all activities on our regular departures. Accommodations in

Memphis will be at the Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown.

ELVIS’ GRAVESITE

Holiday Lighting at Graceland

Experience the holidays—Elvis style! See how Elvis celebrated Christmas at his beloved home, and

be at the front gates for the traditional lighting ceremony.

Elvis & the Southern Sounds—November 15, 2016

Tour 8070: 8 days from Memphis to Nashville Priced From $2,029AU

See page 60. For full day-to-day itinerary details, visit our website.

NOTE: This special departure includes all activities on our regular departures plus an included visit to

ICE!, a wondrous real winter wonderland. Accommodations in Memphis will be at the Crowne Plaza

Memphis Downtown for the first three nights and Elvis Presley Heartbreak Hotel or the Guest House at

Graceland for the last night in Memphis.

HOLIDAY LIGHTING AT GRACELAND

Christmas in San Antonio

Be a part of San Antonio’s River Walk at holiday time. For over 30 years, the spectacular parade along

the River Walk has featured decorated and illuminated floats, bands, and lavishly costumed participants.

The lights will dance above you in joyful color—and you’ll see it all from your reserved seats.

Texas—The Lone Star State—November 19, 2016

Tour 8480: 13 days from Dallas to New Orleans Priced From $2,629AU

See page 62. For full day-to-day itinerary details, visit our website.

NOTE: This special departure includes all activities on our regular departures, except for the private

narrated barge tour in San Antonio, plus a traditional Thanksgiving Day dinner.

CHRISTMAS IN SAN ANTONIO

Baseball Stadiums of the East

Get an up-close look at America’s favorite pastime when Cosmos takes you inside and behind the

scenes of Major League Baseball’s historic East Coast stadiums. For pricing and details, see our website

in early October, 2015.

Cities of the Great East

Tour 8465: 8 days from Washington DC to New York City. Pricing available in October 2015.

See page 66. For full day-to-day itinerary details, visit our website.

Special Events

YANKEE STADIUM

Texas State Fair

Choose to travel on the October 12 departure of Tour 8090 Texas—The Lone Star State and be in

Dallas for the annual Texas State Fair. Held in the same historic Fair Park since 1886, this is the

largest state fair in the United States. See page 62 for full details.

French Quarter Festival

Travel on the March 29 departure of Tour 8090 Texas—The Lone Star State and be in New Orleans

for the largest free music festival in the South. The streets come alive with more than 150 musical

performances on stages throughout the French Quarter. See page 62 for full details.

TEXAS STATE FAIR

Independence Day in Boston

Travel on the June 30 departure of Tour 8460 Cities of the Great East and be in Boston on

Independence Day! Celebrate the Fourth of July, where the battle for American independence

began. There will be fireworks and special events happening throughout the city. See page 66 for

full details.

INDEPENDENCE DAY IN BOSTON

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HISTORIC GOLD RUSH-ERA HOUSES

SEWARD HIGHWAY

ALYESKA PIPELINE

ALASKAN ADVENTURE

Tour 8420—8 days from Fairbanks to Anchorage

OFFICIAL PARTNER

TAKE THE TRAIN!

TAKE THE TRAIN!

Tour 8425 with Alaska cruise extension—14 days from Fairbanks to Vancouver

Your Travel Package Includes:

Denali

Fairbanks

2

National Park

2

Sightseeing: In Fairbanks, Anchorage, and Seward; Sternwheeler Riverboat

Discovery III, Anchorage Museum, and Alaska Sealife Center. ■ Inside

visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission

charges where applicable.

Scenic Highlights: Alyeska Pipeline, Nenana and Tanana Rivers, Denali

National Park & Preserve, Susitna River, National Scenic Byway, Seward,

and a recreated Athabascan Indian village.

Guides: Services of a professional Tour Director; on Tour 8425—crew

member service while cruising the Inside Passage on Holland America’s

MS Noordam or MS Zaandam.

Transportation: Journey on the Alaska Railroad from Denali National

Park to Anchorage; Holland America’s MS Noordam or MS Zaandam on

Tour 8425; private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.

Hotels: Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes,

service charges, and tips for baggage handling. Listed hotels or equivalent;

see page 98.

FAIRBANKS Bridgewater Hotel (MF), DENALI NATIONAL PARK Denali

Bluffs Hotel or Denali Village (F), ANCHORAGE Ramada Downtown

Anchorage (MF); ALASKA CRUISE EXTENSION Holland America’s

MS Noordam or MS Zaandam

Meals: On Tour 8425—7 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L), 7 dinners (D)

MyAccount: Personalize your tour ahead of time with additional

excursions. Visit our website for details and conditions.

Anchorage

3

ALASKA

Seward

Gulf of Alaska

7

Glacier

Bay

Haines

Juneau

Ketchikan

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Inside

Passage

Vancouver

Day 5 DENALI NATIONAL PARK–ANCHORAGE.

Board the world-famous ALASKA RAILROAD

for a memorable journey as you wind along the

Susitna River to Anchorage. Sit back in comfort

and enjoy spectacular scenery through wide

windows. Be sure to take advantage of the

domed-roof car and, if the weather cooperates,

you will have the opportunity to view Mount

McKinley from the train.

Day 6 ANCHORAGE. Today begins with city

sightseeing of Anchorage. Visit the ANCHORAGE

MUSEUM, where you will see a quality display of

artifacts from Alaska’s native people. Enjoy a free

afternoon in Anchorage to explore.

Day 1 FAIRBANKS. Welcome to Fairbanks, the

state’s second-largest city. Your Tour Director is on

hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.

Day 2 FAIRBANKS. Morning sightseeing features

the highlights of this historic Alaskan city and

includes a visit to the Alyeska Pipeline and the

chance to learn about the Gold Rush heritage

of this community. Board the STERNWHEELER

RIVERBOAT Discovery III for a leisurely cruise

on the Nenana and Tanana Rivers, and visit a

recreated ATHABASCAN INDIAN VILLAGE. Listen

as the ship’s guides discuss the wildlife, history,

geology, and customs of the region.

Day 3 FAIRBANKS–DENALI NATIONAL PARK.

Today we make our way from Fairbanks to

DENALI NATIONAL PARK & PRESERVE. Stop

in the town of Nenana, where they drove the

golden spike in 1923 to signal the completion

of the Alaska Railroad. Your afternoon and

evening are free for exploring on your own. Take

advantage of the park service programs, along

with optional activities that can be purchased.

Day 4 DENALI NATIONAL PARK. A free day

for independent activities. A hike along the

many wilderness trails might be fun. Also take

advantage of several optional outings, including

a wildlife tour to seek out grizzly bears, caribou,

moose, and Dall sheep; a raft trip down the

Nenana River; or a helicopter ride over the park.

Your Tour Director will have plenty of suggestions.

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ALASKAN RAILROAD

SLED DOG

DENALI NATIONAL PARK

Priced From $2,269 AU

Day 7 ANCHORAGE. SEWARD EXCURSION.

Travel this morning to Seward, “Gateway to

Kenai Fjords National Park,” on the Seward

Highway, a designated National Scenic Byway.

Included is a visit to the ALASKA SEALIFE

CENTER, a research facility that offers an up-close

experience with marine wildlife from the Gulf

of Alaska. Your afternoon is free to join some

optional adventures such as a cruise into Kenai

Fjords National Park, where you travel up to

the face of a glacier, or visit the kennels of the

Seavey family, winners of the Iditarod Races from

2012-2015, and ride behind a dogsled team at

Ididaride. If you choose to stay in Seward, enjoy

lunch in the charming downtown and a scenic

walk along the coastal trail. This evening, return

to Anchorage.

Day 8 ANCHORAGE. The trip ends today with

guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers

to Anchorage International Airport are included.

NOTES: While wildlife in Alaska is frequently

seen, early season (May & early June) and late-

season (September) departures offer even greater

opportunities for viewing a variety of wildlife.

Departures after mid-August should enjoy blazing

fall colors.

■ Visiting and participating in activities in

these locations is subject to favorable weather

conditions.

In partnership with the National

Park Foundation, Cosmos

immerses you in the sights,

sounds, landscapes, and history shared in many

of America’s national parks. Just look for the

to see which national parks are included

throughout your journey.

ALASKA SEALIFE CENTER

Tours 8420 and 8425

DATES & PRICES

Tour8420

Tour8425

Depar-

ture

num-

ber

8

14

days

AU$

SHIP*

Start

End

days

AU$

End

Fairbanks

Anchorage

Vancouver

0523 Mon23May Mon30May 2269 Sun05Jun Z 3599

0530 Mon30May Mon06Jun 2269 Sun12Jun N 3788

0613 Mon13Jun Mon20Jun 2469 Sun26Jun N 4125

0704 Mon04Jul

Mon11Jul

0718 Mon18Jul

Mon25Jul

0808 Mon08Aug Mon15Aug 2469 Sun21Aug N 4233

0815 Mon15Aug Mon22Aug 2469 Sun28Aug Z 4110

0829 Mon29Aug Mon05Sep 2469 Sun11Sep Z 3939

0905 Mon05Sep Mon12Sep 2269 Sun18Sep N 3793

Add an Alaska Cruise to Your Vacation

Tour 8425—14 days

2469 Sun17Jul

2469 Sun31Jul

Z 4234

Z 4239

*Ship:N=MSNoordam,Z=MSZaandam

Pricesareforalllandarrangements.

GratuitiesperpersonforTourDirectoranddriver:$108

Gratuitiesforcruiseextensionareadditionalandpaid

onboardship.

8425pricingisbasedoninsidecabin,categoryJ(Noordam)or

KorJ(Zaandam);upgradetoanoutsidecabincategory(8427)

DorC(Noordam)$634(Zaandam)$398oraverandahcabin

category(8428)VD(Noordam)from$906orB(Zaandam)from

$1,942.

Cruiselinenon-commissionablefare,governmenttaxes,and

feesof$534to$544,dependingonship/date,areincludedin

cruiseextensionprice.

Pricesbasedondoubleroomoccupancy.

SingleRoomSupplement:8420from$832to$954;

8425from$1,869basedondateandcabincategory.

TripleRoomReductionperperson:8420from$173to$198;

8425from$218basedondateandcabincategory.

GuaranteedShares:seepage11.

Additionalaccommodationsbeforeorafteryourtourmaybe

available;seepage99.

See extraordinary scenery and wildlife on this unforgettable cruise aboard Holland America’s

luxurious MS Noordam or MS Zaandam.

Days 1 to 7 Like Tour 8420. After your Seward

sightseeing, transfer to your ship. (D)

Day 8 CRUISING: GULF OF ALASKA. (B,L,D)

Day 9 SCENIC CRUISING:

GLACIER BAY. (B,L,D)

Day 10 HAINES. (B,L,D)

Day 11 JUNEAU. (B,L,D)

Day 12 KETCHIKAN. (B,L,D)

Day 13 SCENIC CRUISING: INSIDE PASSAGE.

(B,L,D)

Day 14 VANCOUVER (DISEMBARKATION).

Airport transfers are provided. Please schedule

flights after Noon. (B)

NOTE: For more details on the ports visited and your cruise ship, refer to page 13. Cruise itineraries

are provided by Holland America Line and are up to date at time of printing. Your travel documents

will contain the most current information.

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PRICED AS LOW AS

$269 A DAY!

DALL SHEEP

PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND

DAWSON CITY

ALASKA & THE YUKON

Tour 8360 —12 days from Anchorage to Anchorage

TAKE THE TRAIN!

TAKE THE TRAIN!

Tour 8365 with Alaska cruise extension—19 days from Anchorage to Vancouver

Your Travel Package Includes:

ALASKA

Fairbanks

2

Denali

Sightseeing: In Dawson City and Fairbanks; College & Harriman Fjords cruise in

Prince William Sound, Diamond Tooth Gertie’s Saloon, authentic Alaska roadhouse,

Sternwheeler Riverboat Discovery III, world-famous Alaska Railroad, and Iditarod

Visitor Center. ■ Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description,

including admission charges where applicable.

Scenic Highlights: Columbia Glacier in Prince William Sound, Wrangell-St. Elias

National Park & Preserve, Denali National Park & Preserve, Matanuska Valley,

Thompson Pass, Worthington Glacier, Tok: the “Dog Sled Capital of the World,”

Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge, Kluane National Park, Trail of ’98, Five Finger Rapids,

and Top of the World Highway.

Guides: Services of a professional Tour Director; on Tour 8365—crew member

service while cruising the Inside Passage on Holland America’s MS Noordam or

MS Zaandam.

Transportation: Day boat across Prince William Sound; journey on the Alaska

Railroad from Fairbanks to Denali National Park; Holland America’s MS Noordam

or MS Zaandam on Tour 8365; private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while

touring.

Hotels: Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service

charges, and tips for baggage handling. Listed hotels or equivalent; see page 98.

ANCHORAGE Ramada Downtown Anchorage (MF), VALDEZ Mountain Sky Hotel

(ST), TOK Tok Lodge (ST), WHITEHORSE High County Inn (F), DAWSON CITY Triple

J Hotel (ST) or Eldorado Hotel (F), FAIRBANKS Bridgewater Hotel (MF), DENALI

NATIONAL PARK Denali Bluffs Hotel (ST) or Denali Village (F); ALASKA CRUISE

EXTENSION Holland America’s MS Noordam or MS Zaandam

Meals: On Tour 8365—7 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L), 7 dinners (D)

MyAccount: Personalize your tour ahead of time with additional excursions.

Visit our website for details and conditions.

2

National Park

Anchorage

1

1Valdez

Seward

Top of the World Highway

Prince William

Dawson City

2

Tok

1

Sound

Gulf of Alaska

YUKON TERRITORY

Whitehorse

7

2

Glacier

Bay

Haines

Skagway

Juneau

Ketchikan

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Inside

Passage

Vancouver

Day 1 ANCHORAGE. Welcome to Anchorage!

Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon

to answer any questions.

Day 2 ANCHORAGE–VALDEZ. Board a BOAT

today for an up-close look at the playful life in

PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND, the 3-mile face of

Columbia Glacier, and the epicenter of the Great

Alaskan Earthquake of 1964. Watch for eagles,

whales, mountain goats, dolphins, and sea lions!

Overnight in Valdez, the “Switzerland of Alaska.”

Day 3 VALDEZ–TOK. Leave Valdez, home of the

Alyeska Pipeline Terminal. On today’s journey,

enjoy views of Bridal Veil Falls, Worthington

Glacier, and Thompson Pass. Overnight in Tok,

the “Dog Sled Capital of the World.”

Day 4 TOK–WHITEHORSE. Join the Alaska

Highway and follow along the Tetlin National

Wildlife Refuge. Skirt the shores of Kluane Lake,

once a meeting place for crews constructing the

Alaska Highway. Behold spectacular vistas of the

rugged mountains of Kluane National Park, home to

19,625-foot-high Mount Logan, Canada’s highest

peak. The next two nights are in Whitehorse, capital

of the Yukon and the territorial headquarters of the

Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Day 5 WHITEHORSE. EXCURSION TO

SKAGWAY. Follow the Trail of ‘98 over the

same mountains that thousands of determined

gold seekers scaled on foot in the dead of

winter while heading for the Klondike. From

Frasier, your Tour Director will suggest an

optional train trip on the narrow-gauge White

Pass & Yukon Railway to Skagway. Otherwise,

continue by motorcoach to Skagway. Stroll the

wooden sidewalks past charming false-front

buildings and colorful saloons.

NOTE: Operation of the White Pass & Yukon

Railway to Skagway is subject to seasonal

conditions.

Day 6 WHITEHORSE–DAWSON CITY. Head

northwest through the town of Carmacks, once

an important supply station for gold seekers on

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Priced From $3,229AU

their way to the Klondike. A stop at the Five

Finger Rapids, a major obstacle to the hordes

of fortune seekers that passed this way. Reach

Dawson City, the center of excitement after the

first gold strike in the Klondike in 1896, which

led to the world’s largest gold rush. Tonight,

enjoy the high-flying entertainment of DIAMOND

TOOTH GERTIE’S SALOON, featuring ragtime

music, can-can girls, and an old-fashioned casino.

Day 7 DAWSON CITY. A full day to soak up

the exciting history of this Gold Rush town.

Highlights on your morning tour include Bonanza

Creek, site of Claim #1, where the first gold

strike was made; Robert Service’s cabin; and a

photo stop at the SS Keno, the last sternwheeler

to run between Dawson and Whitehorse.

Day 8 DAWSON CITY–FAIRBANKS. A long day

and well worth it, as the scenery is magnificent.

Motor over the Top of the World Highway and

re-enter Alaska. Travel through the village of

Chicken and west on the Alaska Highway. Stop

at an authentic Alaska roadhouse before your

early evening arrival in Fairbanks.

Day 9 FAIRBANKS. Morning sightseeing

features the highlights of Alaska’s second-

largest city, including a visit to the Trans-Alaska

Pipeline. Board the STERNWHEELER RIVERBOAT

Discovery III for a leisurely cruise on the Chena

and Tanana Rivers. Listen as the ship’s guides

discuss the region’s wildlife, history, geology,

and customs.

Day 10 FAIRBANKS–DENALI NATIONAL PARK.

Board the world-famous ALASKA RAILROAD

for a memorable journey through untamed

wilderness. Sit back in comfort and enjoy

spectacular scenery through wide windows.

Be sure to take advantage of the domed-roof

car. The ride ends in

& PRESERVE. North America’s highest peak,

20,320-foot Mount McKinley, dominates the

park’s 6 million acres of glacial streams, river

valleys, and multicolored tundra. The afternoon

is free for exploring on your own.

Day 11 DENALI NATIONAL PARK. A free day

for independent activities. A hike along the many

wilderness trails might be good fun. Also take

advantage of several optional outings, including

a wildlife tour to seek out grizzly bears, caribou,

moose, and Dall sheep; a raft trip down the

Nenana River; or a helicopter ride over the park.

Your Tour Director will have plenty of other

suggestions.

Day 12 DENALI NATIONAL PARK–

ANCHORAGE. Continue your exploration of

Denali National Park & Preserve as you head

south toward Anchorage. Stop along the way

at the IDITAROD VISITOR CENTER, home of the

great dogsled race. The motorcoach continues

to Anchorage and the Ramada Downtown

Anchorage for guests extending their stay in

Alaska. For guests with homebound flights, the

trip ends at Anchorage International Airport.

However, with possible delays for weather, we

strongly suggest that guests do not book flights

prior to 4 pm.

NOTES: While wildlife in Alaska is frequently

seen, early season (May & early June) and late-

season (September) departures offer even greater

opportunities for viewing a variety of wildlife.

Departures after mid-August should enjoy

blazing fall colors.

DENALI NATIONAL PARK

■ Alaska and the Yukon are blessed with

exquisite scenery, fascinating attractions, and an

extraordinary amount of daylight in the summer

months. We take advantage of these extended

daylight hours in this vast territory; therefore,

some of the traveling days can be long. However,

rest assured there are frequent photo and

comfort stops.

■ Visiting and participating in activities in

these locations is subject to favorable weather

conditions.

In partnership with the National

Park Foundation, Cosmos

immerses you in the sights,

sounds, landscapes, and history shared in many

of America’s national parks. Just look for the

to see which national parks are included

throughout your journey.

Tours 8360 and 8365

DATES & PRICES

Tour8360

Tour8365

Depar-

ture

num-

ber

12

days

AU$

19

days

AU$

SHIP*

Start

End

End

Anchorage

Anchorage

Vancouver

0518 Wed18May Sun29May 3229 Sun05Jun Z 4809

0525 Wed25May Sun05Jun 3229 Sun12Jun N 4998

0601 Wed01Jun Sun12Jun 3489 Sun19Jun Z 5233

0608 Wed08Jun Sun19Jun 3489 Sun26Jun N 5365

0615 Wed15Jun Sun26Jun 3489 Sun03Jul

0622 Wed22Jun Sun03Jul

0706 Wed06Jul

Sun17Jul

0713 Wed13Jul

Sun24Jul

0720 Wed20Jul

Sun31Jul

0810 Wed10Aug Sun21Aug 3489 Sun28Aug Z 5360

0817 Wed17Aug Sun28Aug 3489 Sun04Sep N 5237

0824 Wed24Aug Sun04Sep 3489 Sun11Sep Z 5239

0831 Wed31Aug Sun11Sep 3489 Sun18Sep N 5243

Add an Alaska Cruise to Your Vacation

Tour 8365—19 days

Z 5368

N 5473

N 5475

Z 5479

3489 Sun10Jul

3489 Sun24Jul

3489 Sun31Jul

3489 Sun07Aug N 5473

*Ship:N=MSNoordam,Z=MSZaandam

Pricesareforalllandarrangements.

GratuitiesperpersonforTourDirectoranddriver:$177

Gratuitiesforcruiseextensionareadditionalandpaidonboard

ship.

8365pricingisbasedoninsidecabin,categoryJ(Noordam)or

KorJ(Zaandam);upgradetoanoutsidecabincategory(8363)

DorC(Noordam)$634(Zaandam)$398oraverandahcabin

category(8364)VD(Noordam)from$906orB(Zaandam)from

$1,942.

Cruiselinenon-commissionablefare,governmenttaxes,and

feesfrom$534to$544,dependingonship/date,areincludedin

cruiseextensionprice.

Pricesbasedondoubleroomoccupancy.

SingleRoomSupplement:8360$1,133to$1,267;

8365from$2,291basedondateandcabincategory.

TripleRoomReductionperperson:8360$256to$301;

8365from$326basedondateandcabincategory.

GuaranteedShares:seepage11.

Additionalaccommodationsbeforeorafteryourtourmaybe

available;seepage99.

See extraordinary scenery and wildlife on this unforgettable cruise aboard Holland America’s

luxurious MS Noordam or MS Zaandam.

Days 1 to 12 Like Tour 8360. After arrival in

Anchorage, transfer to Seward and board your

cruise ship this evening. (D)

Day 13 CRUISING: GULF OF ALASKA. (B,L,D)

Day 14 SCENIC CRUISING:

GLACIER BAY.

(B,L,D)

Day 15 HAINES. (B,L,D)

Day 16 JUNEAU. (B,L,D)

Day 17 KETCHIKAN. (B,L,D)

Day 18 SCENIC CRUISING: INSIDE PASSAGE.

(B,L,D)

Day 19 VANCOUVER. Disembark this morning

and transfer to Vancouver International Airport

for your return flight home. Please schedule

homebound flights after Noon. (B)

NOTE: For details on the ports visited and your cruise ship, refer to page 13. Cruise itineraries are

provided by Holland America Line and are up to date at time of printing. Your travel documents will

contain the most current information.

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BANFF NATIONAL PARK

VICTORIA

GONDOLA RIDE

CANADIAN & ALASKAN MASTERPIECE

Tour 8922—19 days from Vancouver to Vancouver

TAKE THE TRAIN!

TAKE THE TRAIN!

Your Travel Package Includes:

ALASKA

Sightseeing: In Vancouver, Banff, and Victoria; Stanley Park, Sulphur Mountain gondola

ride, Columbia Icefield (Ice Explorer ride), and Butchart Gardens. ■ Inside visits as shown in

UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Scenic Highlights: Glacier National Park, Banff National Park, Yoho National Park, Icefields

Parkway, Lake Louise, Sunwapta Pass, Jasper National Park, British Columbia’s Gold Rush &

Cariboo regions, Strait of Georgia, Gulf Islands, Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay, Ketchikan,

and Inside Passage.

Guides: Services of a professional Tour Director; crew member service while cruising the

Inside Passage on Holland America’s MS Volendam.

Transportation: 2-day, all-daylight rail journey on board the Rocky Mountaineer®in

SilverLeaf Service; GoldLeaf Service upgrades are available—see page 12 for details; ferry

crossing to/from Vancouver Island; 7-night Holland America cruise on the MS Volendam;

private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.

Hotels: Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service charges,

and tips for baggage handling. Listed hotels or equivalent; see page 98.

VANCOUVER Sandman Hotel Downtown Vancouver City Center (F), KAMLOOPS

Comfort Inn or similar (ST), BANFF NATIONAL PARK Spruce Grove Inn (F), LAKE LOUISE

Lake Louise Inn (F), JASPER NATIONAL PARK Marmot Lodge (F), SUN PEAKS Nancy

Greene’s Cahilty Lodge (F), WHISTLER Listel Hotel Whistler (MF), VICTORIA Royal Scot

Hotel & Suites (F), ALASKA CRUISE Holland America’s MS Volendam

Meals: On Rocky Mountaineer—2 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L); on Holland America

cruise—7 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L), 7 dinners (D)

MyAccount: Personalize your tour ahead of time with additional excursions.

Visit our website for details and conditions.

YUKON

TERRITORY

Skagway

Glacier

Bay

Juneau

7

Ketchikan

BRITISH

COLUMBIA

Inside

Passage

ALBERTA

Mount Robson

1 Jasper National Park

Columbia Icefield

Whistler

Sun

Peaks

1

1Lake Louise

Banff National Park

1

1

Lillooet

2

Victoria

2

2

Kamloops Yoho National Park

Vancouver

Maximum elevation on tour: 7,500 ft.

for a GONDOLA RIDE, complete with panoramic

views of Banff’s spectacular scenery. The balance

of the day is at leisure. Play golf, horseback ride,

hike the many wilderness trails in the area, stroll

through Banff, or simply relax at the hot springs.

Your Tour Director will suggest an optional

helicopter ride over the Canadian Rockies and

can offer recommendations for dinner.

Day 6 BANFF NATIONAL PARK–LAKE LOUISE.

Enjoy a day of scenic grandeur. Travel to Lake

Louise and Yoho National Park, see the Natural

Bridge spanning Kicking Horse River, and visit

Emerald and Moraine Lakes. Overnight in Lake

Louise, where green-blue waters form a perfect

mirror reflection of Mount Victoria.

Day 7 LAKE LOUISE–COLUMBIA ICEFIELD–

JASPER NATIONAL PARK. Scale Bow Pass,

Rocky Mountaineer travels through some of

Canada’s most spectacular scenery. Follow the

Fraser River through snowcapped mountains,

eventually arriving at Kamloops. (B,L)

Day 4 KAMLOOPS–ROCKY MOUNTAINEER–

YOHO NATIONAL PARK–SPIRAL TUNNELS–

BANFF NATIONAL PARK. Reboard the train and

witness spectacular sights, such as Shuswap Lake,

the Monashee Mountains, and Glacier National

Park. Travel through the heart of the Selkirk

Mountains before entering the spectacular domain

of Yoho National Park. The train winds through the

Spiral Tunnels before climbing Kicking Horse Pass.

Cross the Continental Divide and enter the province

of Alberta and BANFF NATIONAL PARK. (B,L)

Day 5 BANFF NATIONAL PARK. Morning

sightseeing includes a visit to Sulphur Mountain

Day 1 VANCOUVER. Welcome to Vancouver!

Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon

to answer any questions.

Day 2 VANCOUVER. This morning, an included

city tour highlights STANLEY PARK, Chinatown,

the harbor and beaches, and more. The

remainder of the day is at leisure, and your Tour

Director will have suggestions for your further

exploration of the city. Take a water taxi to lively

Granville Island with its outdoor markets, street

musicians, and waterfront cafés. Or, visit historic

Gastown with its steam-powered clock, antique

shops, and art galleries.

Day 3 VANCOUVER–ROCKY MOUNTAINEER–

FRASER CANYON–KAMLOOPS. An exciting

morning as you board the Rocky Mountaineer

for a 2-day, all-daylight, classic rail journey. The

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JASPER NATIONAL PARK

COLUMBIA ICEFIELD

LAKE LOUISE

Day 12 VICTORIA–VANCOUVER

(EMBARKATION). Board your ferry this morning

and head back to the Canadian mainland, where

you will transfer to Holland America’s luxurious

MS Volendam for a 7-night voyage through the

famed Inside Passage. (D)

Day 13 SCENIC CRUISING: INSIDE PASSAGE.

Spend the day cruising one of the world’s most

spectacular waterways. Located along the coast

of British Columbia, the Inside Passage is the

longest sheltered inland waterway in the world.

Watch the water for orcas and humpback

whales. (B,L,D)

Day 14 JUNEAU. Located at the foot of grand

mountain peaks on Gastineau Channel, Alaska’s

capital city of Juneau has massive Mendenhall

Glacier and the Juneau Icefield at its back door.

shores of Seton and Duffey Lakes, with a mid-

afternoon arrival in Whistler. There are optional

activities to choose from, including flightseeing by

floatplane over the lakes and glaciated peaks of

Garibaldi Provincial Park.

Day 10 WHISTLER–FERRY CROSSING–

VICTORIA. Set sail across the Strait of Georgia

to Vancouver Island. In Victoria, sightseeing

includes BUTCHART GARDENS, the Empress

Hotel, Legislative Buildings, Bastion Square, and

Thunderbird Park.

Day 11 VICTORIA. A day at leisure gives you the

chance to stroll around the harbor, go shopping

on Government Street, or have lunch in one of

the many pubs. Your Tour Director will suggest

several optional excursions, including a whale-

watching cruise.

with splendid views of Peyto Lake, then climb

Sunwapta Pass to savor stunning vistas of alpine

meadows, waterfalls, and massive glaciers. Next

stop: 1,200-foot-thick COLUMBIA ICEFIELD for a

thrilling Ice Explorer ride.

Day 8 JASPER NATIONAL PARK–MOUNT

ROBSON–SUN PEAKS. Stand at the base of

awesome 12,970-foot Mount Robson. Travel

through British Columbia’s Fur Trade and Cariboo

regions, enjoying tantalizing glimpses of the soaring

granite mountains of Canada’s Rockies. Watch

for wildlife as you continue to the internationally

renowned Sun Peaks ski resort.

Day 9 SUN PEAKS–LILLOOET–WHISTLER. Head

south, following the once-treacherous Cariboo

Wagon Trail. From Lillooet “Mile 0 of the Gold

Rush Route”our motorcoach will follow the

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HUMPBACK WHALE

FLOATPLANE NEAR JUNEAU

YOUNG GRIZZLIES

CANADIAN & ALASKAN MASTERPIECE CONTINUED

Visit the rustic shops in town—or get out and

kayak, dogsled, raft, hike, whale watch, flightsee,

or fish. There’s no end to the adventure because

of the long daylight hours. (B,L,D)

Day 15 SKAGWAY. In winter, the sidewalks

are all but rolled up in Skagway, so you can

imagine the frightful conditions endured by gold

prospectors who passed through en route to

the Yukon. Take your time and poke your head

into every little shop, from the Trail Bench to

Lynch & Kennedy’s Dry Goods. The Red Onion

Saloon, with its honky-tonk piano and costumed

barmaids, is a treasure trove of memorabilia

featuring pictures of Klondike Kate, Peahull

Annie, and other historic characters. To complete

the picture of those rip-roaring days, visit the

nostalgic Trail of ‘98 Museum. (B,L,D)

Day 16 SCENIC CRUISING: GLACIER BAY.

Glacier Bay has more actively calving tidewater

glaciers than anyplace else in the world. How

does it feel when a colossal chunk of ice splits off

a glacier and crashes into the sea? The sound is

like thunder. The impact shoots water hundreds

of meters into the air. You hold your breath as

you capture the moment photographically, then

you wait for it all to happen again. (B,L,D)

Day 17 KETCHIKAN. Built out over the water

and up weathered stairways, Ketchikan clings to

the shores of Tongass Narrows and drapes the

mountains with a hospitable air. (B,L,D)

Your Train

The Rocky Mountaineer® travels through spectacular Canadian scenery. SilverLeaf Service features a single-level dome coach offering panoramic views

from oversized windows and meals served at your seat. An upgrade to GoldLeaf Dome Service offers luxury reminiscent of a bygone era, including extra

attendants, an elegant bi-level dome car, and regional cuisine in an exclusive dining room.

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GLACIER BAY

BALD EAGLE

KETCHIKAN

Priced From $5,353AU

Day 18 SCENIC CRUISING: INSIDE PASSAGE.

Cruise through the awe-inspiring scenery of

the Inside Passage. Keep your cameras ready

for spouting whales, soaring eagles, and other

wildlife. Tonight, enjoy a sumptuous dinner and

onboard entertainment. (B,L,D)

Day 19 VANCOUVER. Disembark the ship this

morning and transfer to Vancouver International

Airport for your return flight home. Please

schedule homebound flights after Noon. You

can extend your vacation with extra nights and

explore the “ Jewel of the Pacific” further. (B)

NOTE:

In partnership with the National

Park Foundation, Cosmos

immerses you in the sights,

sounds, landscapes, and history shared in many

of America’s national parks. Just look for the

to see which national parks are included

throughout your journey.

■ Cruise itineraries are provided by Holland

America, and are most up to date at the time of

printing. Your travel documents will contain the

most current information.

Tour 8922 DATES & PRICES

Depar-

ture

num-

ber

8922

19

days

AU$

8923

19

days

AU$

8925

19

8926

19

days

AU$

8928

19

days

AU$

8929

19

days

AU$

days

AU$

Start

End

Vancouver

Vancouver

0430

0507

0514

0521

0528

0604

0611

0618

0625

0702

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0716

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Wed20Jul

Wed27Jul

Wed03Aug

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Wed28Sep

5353

5489

5469

5551

5713

5821

5810

5814

5835

5866

5863

5868

5855

5867

5859

5804

5729

5724

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5598

5953

6089

6069

6151

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6466

6463

6468

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6329

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6198

5779

5915

5895

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6236

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6261

6292

6289

6294

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6230

6155

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6072

6024

6379

6515

6495

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6739

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6830

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8191

8313

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8338

8369

8366

8371

8358

8370

8096

7975

7833

7828

7817

7835

8922-Rocky MountaineerSilverLeafServicewithinsidecabinoncruise(categoryLorK)

8923-Rocky MountaineerGoldLeafServicewithinsidecabinoncruise(categoryLorK)

8925-Rocky MountaineerSilverLeafServicewithoutsidecabinoncruise(categoryDorC)

8926-Rocky MountaineerGoldLeafServicewithoutsidecabinoncruise(categoryDorC)

8928-Rocky MountaineerSilverLeafServicewithverandahcabinoncruise(categoryB)

8929-Rocky MountaineerGoldLeafServicewithverandahcabinoncruise(categoryB)

Pricesareforalllandarrangements.

GratuitiesperpersonforTourDirectoranddriver:$161

Cruisegratuitiesareadditionalandpaidonboardship.

Cruiselinenon-commissionablefare,governmenttaxes,andfeesfrom$577to$611,dependingondate,are

includedinprice.

Pricesbasedondoubleroomoccupancy.

SingleRoomSupplementsandTripleRoomReductionsareavailable;pleasecallourtravelconsultants.

Guaranteedsharesarenotavailableonthisholiday.

Additionalaccommodationsbeforeorafteryourtourmaybeavailable,seepage99.

TOTEM POLE

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VANCOUVER

BUTCHART GARDENS

STELLAR SEA LIONS IN GLACIER BAY

MAJESTIC CANADIAN ROCKIES & ALASKA

Tour 8904—20 days from Vancouver to Vancouver

Your Travel Package Includes:

Sightseeing: In Vancouver and Victoria; orientation tour in Jasper, Stanley Park,

included winery tour, Columbia Icefield (Ice Explorer ride), and Butchart Gardens.

■ Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission

charges where applicable.

Scenic Highlights: Lake Okanagan, Okanagan Valley, Glacier National Park,

Yoho National Park, Kicking Horse Pass, Banff National Park, Canadian Rockies,

Lake Louise, Jasper National Park, Fraser River, Mount Robson, Seton & Duffey

Lakes, Whistler, Strait of Georgia, and the Gulf Islands.

Guides: Services of a professional Tour Director; crew member service while

cruising the Inside Passage on Holland America’s MS Nieuw Amsterdam or

MS Volendam.

Transportation: 7-night Holland America cruise on the MS Nieuw Amsterdam

or MS Volendam; private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.

Hotels: Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service

charges, and tips for baggage handling. Listed hotels or equivalent; see page 98.

VANCOUVER Sandman Hotel Downtown Vancouver City Center (F), KELOWNA

Ramada Hotel & Conference Center (F), BANFF NATIONAL PARK Mount Royal

Hotel (F), JASPER NATIONAL PARK Marmot Lodge (F), SUN PEAKS Sun Peaks

Lodge (ST), WHISTLER Listel Hotel Whistler (MF), VICTORIA Royal Scot Hotel

& Suites (F), ALASKA CRUISE Holland America’s MS Nieuw Amsterdam or

MS Volendam

Meals: On Holland America cruise—7 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L), 7 dinners (D)

MyAccount: Personalize your tour ahead of time with additional excursions.

Visit our website for details and conditions.

ALASKA

Skagway

Juneau

Glacier

Bay

BRITISH

COLUMBIA

7

Ketchikan

ALBERTA

Mount Robson

Sun Peaks

Lillooet

Inside

Passage

Jasper National Park

1

2

Columbia Icefield

Lake Louise

Whistler

2

Horseshoe Bay

Nanaimo

Banff National Park

Yoho National Park

2

Kelowna

1

2

2

Victoria

Vancouver

Glacier National Park

Maximum elevation on tour: 7,500 ft.

Day 1 VANCOUVER. Welcome to Vancouver!

Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon

to answer any questions.

Day 2 VANCOUVER. This morning, an included

city tour highlights STANLEY PARK, Chinatown,

the harbor and beaches, and more. The

remainder of the day is at leisure; your Tour

Director will have suggestions for your further

exploration of the city. Take a water taxi to lively

Granville Island with its outdoor markets, street

musicians, and waterfront cafés. Or, visit historic

Gastown with its steam-powered clock, antique

shops, art galleries, and street vendors.

Day 3 VANCOUVER–KELOWNA. This

morning, our journey begins in British

Columbia’s fertile valleys and continues through

rich mountain forests to Lake Okanagan.

Travel along the lake to the resort city of

Kelowna, attractively set on the lake shore and

surrounded by orchards and vineyards. Sample

the local wines on the included WINERY TOUR

this afternoon.

Day 4 KELOWNA–BANFF NATIONAL PARK.

Motor north through the Okanagan Valley,

famous for its peaches and vineyards. Then,

begin the climb up 4,379-foot-high Rogers

Pass in GLACIER NATIONAL PARK. Take a break

at the pass, a perfect spot for photos of the

impressively rugged mountains, glaciers, and

waterfalls. Enter YOHO NATIONAL PARK and

scale Kicking Horse Pass at an altitude of

5,421 feet. This evening, reach BANFF

NATIONAL PARK, gateway to the majestic

Canadian Rockies.

Day 5 BANFF NATIONAL PARK. Banff is one

of Canada’s favourite year-round resorts, with

activities ranging from skiing in winter to hiking,

boating, and fishing in summer. With this free

day, your Tour Director will suggest an optional

helicopter ride over the Canadian Rockies.

Day 6 BANFF NATIONAL PARK–LAKE

LOUISE–COLUMBIA ICEFIELD–JASPER

NATIONAL PARK. A day of scenic grandeur.

First, Lake Louise, its turquoise waters a perfect

natural mirror that reflects the mountains and

glaciers. A highlight on today’s agenda is a stop

at the COLUMBIA ICEFIELD to board the Ice

Explorer, an all-terrain vehicle that travels on

ice that is 1,200 feet thick. Precipitous gorges,

snowcapped summits, and lakes of exquisite

blues and greens come into view as the

motorcoach continues northward into JASPER

NATIONAL PARK. Late this afternoon, your Tour

Director suggests an optional float trip down

the Athabasca River. Enjoy an orientation tour

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STRAIT OF GEORGIA

BUGLING ELK

LAKE OKANAGAN

SPIRIT ISLAND

Priced From $3,602 AU

colorful arrangements of the Sunken Garden, the

Japanese and Italian Gardens, the English Rose

Garden, and the magnificent Ross Fountain.

Day 12 VICTORIA. Today is at leisure to discover

some of the attractions this splendid city has

to offer, including the Royal British Columbia

Museum, Afternoon Tea at the Fairmont Empress

Hotel, an IMAX presentation at the National

Geographic Theatre, whale watching on the

Strait of Juan de Fuca, and fine shopping along

Government Street.

Day 13 VICTORIA–FERRY CROSSING–

VANCOUVER (EMBARKATION). Early this

morning, board the ferry for a scenic crossing to

the mainland. Upon arrival, transfer to Canada

Place to board Holland America’s MS Nieuw

Amsterdam or MS Volendam for an unforgettable

Inside Passage cruise. (D)

Day 14 SCENIC CRUISING: INSIDE PASSAGE.

(B,L,D)

Day 15 JUNEAU. (B,L,D)

Day 16 SKAGWAY. (B,L,D)

Day 17 SCENIC CRUISING:

(B,L,D)

Day 18 KETCHIKAN. (B,L,D)

Day 19 SCENIC CRUISING: INSIDE PASSAGE.

(B,L,D)

Day 20 VANCOUVER (DISEMBARKATION).

Disembark the ship this morning and transfer to

Vancouver International Airport for your return

flight home. Please schedule homebound flights

after Noon. (B)

NOTES: The Canadian Rockies are blessed with

stunning lakes, exquisite mountain scenery, and

extraordinary outdoor activities. Visiting and

participating in activities in these locations is

subject to favorable weather conditions.

Tour 8904

DATES & PRICES

Start

Vancouver

End

20days

AU$

Departure

number

Ship*

Vancouver

0422

0425

0502

0506

0509

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0516

0520

0523

0527

0530

0603

0606

0610

0613

0617

0620

0624

0701

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0715

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0729

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0812

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0826

0829

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0905

0909

0912

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Fri08Jul

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Fri05Aug

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Fri02Sep

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Fri09Sep

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Sat28May

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Wed08Jun

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Wed15Jun

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Wed22Jun

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Wed03Aug

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Wed31Aug

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Wed14Sep

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Wed28Sep

Sat01Oct

V

N

N

V

N

V

N

V

N

V

N

V

N

V

N

V

N

V

V

V

V

V

V

V

V

V

V

N

V

N

V

N

3602

3695

3904

3944

3972

3924

3965

3996

4007

4168

4273

4266

4349

4255

4357

4259

4341

4249

4291

4288

4293

4280

4292

4284

4219

4154

4139

4118

4061

4100

4003

3980

WHISTLER

of Jasper townsite upon arrival.

Day 7 JASPER NATIONAL PARK. Today, join

our optional excursion to Maligne Lake and Spirit

Island, where you embark on a narrated cruise of

the lake. The balance of the day is free to enjoy

everything Jasper has to offer—from guided hikes

and quaint shops to meandering wildlife.

Day 8 JASPER NATIONAL PARK–MOUNT

ROBSON–SUN PEAKS. Leave Jasper and follow

the Fraser River to the base of Mount Robson,

the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies,

peaking at 12,972 feet. Continue following

the Yellowhead Highway south along the

North Thompson River—a route pioneered by

fur trappers a century ago. Overnight at the

mountain resort of Sun Peaks.

Day 9 SUN PEAKS–LILLOOET–WHISTLER. Head

south, following the once-treacherous Cariboo

Wagon Trail. Via Lillooet”Mile 0 of the Gold Rush

Route”your motorcoach will follow the shores of

Seton and Duffey Lakes, with a late-afternoon

arrival in Whistler.

Day 10 WHISTLER. Spend the day in the

alpine resort of Whistler, nestled at the base of

breathtaking Blackcomb Mountain. Free time

to explore many of the 2010 Winter Olympics’

sites or join one of the many optional excursions,

including flightseeing by floatplane over the lakes

and glaciated peaks of Garibaldi Provincial Park.

Day 11 WHISTLER–FERRY CROSSING–

VICTORIA. Set sail across the Strait of Georgia

and through the spectacular Gulf Islands, an

archipelago known for its Mediterranean-type

climate. Afternoon arrival in Victoria. Sightseeing

today includes Marine Drive, Bastion Square, and

Thunderbird Park with its unusual collection of

totem poles. Then, visit world-famous BUTCHART

GARDENS, one of Victoria’s most celebrated sites

and rated among the most beautiful gardens

in the world. Once there, stroll through the

GLACIER BAY.

*Ship:N=MSNieuw Amsterdam,V=MSVolendam

Pricesareforalllandarrangements.

GratuitiesperpersonforTourDirectoranddriver:$184

Gratuitiesforcruiseextensionareadditionalandpaidonboard

ship.

PricingisbasedoninsidecategoryKorJ(bothships),upgrade

toanoutsidecategory(8906)DorC(Nieuw Amsterdam)$580

(Volendam)$399,oraverandahcabincategory(8909)V(Nieuw

Amsterdam)from$1,211orB(Volendam)from$1,411.

Cruiselinenon-commissionablefare,governmenttaxes,andfees

of$548to$611,dependingonship/date,areincludedinprice.

Pricesbasedondoubleroomoccupancy.

SingleRoomSupplement:from$1,664basedondateandcabin

category.

TripleRoomReductionperperson:from$128basedondateand

cabincategory.

Guaranteedsharesarenotavailableonthisholiday.

Additionalaccommodationsbeforeorafteryourtourmaybe

available;seepage99.

■ Cruise itineraries are provided by Holland

America, and are most up to date at time of

printing. Your travel documents will contain the

most current information.

■ For more details on the ports visited and your

cruise ship, refer to page 13.

In partnership with the National

Park Foundation, Cosmos

immerses you in the sights,

sounds, landscapes, and history shared in many

of America’s national parks. Just look for the

to see which national parks are included

throughout your journey.

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ATHABASCA RIVER

MOOSE

BUTCHART GARDENS

WESTERN CANADA BY RAIL

Tour 8930 —9 days from Calgary to Vancouver with Rocky Mountaineer train

TAKE THE TRAIN!

TAKE THE TRAIN!

Tour 8934 with Alaska cruise extension—16 days from Calgary to Vancouver

OR

Tour 8935—9 days from Calgary to Vancouver with VIA Rail, The Canadian train

Tour 8940 with Alaska cruise extension —16 days from Calgary to Vancouver

Skagway

ALASKA

Juneau

Glacier

Bay

Skagway

ALASKA

Juneau

Glacier

Bay

Your Travel Package Includes:

7

7

Sightseeing: In Calgary and Vancouver; orientation tour in Jasper, Columbia

Icefield (Ice Explorer ride), Stanley Park, and Butchart Gardens. ■ Inside visits

as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges

where applicable.

Scenic Highlights: Banff National Park, Lake Louise, Jasper National Park,

Thompson River, Monashee Mountains, Fraser Canyon, Strait of Georgia, and

the Gulf Islands.

Guides: Services of a professional Tour Director; on Tours 8934 & 8940—

crew member service while cruising on Holland America’s MS Volendam.

Transportation: On Rocky Mountaineer® (8930)—2-day, all-daylight rail journey

in SilverLeaf Service; GoldLeaf Service upgrades are available—see opposite page

for details; or On VIA Rail’s The Canadian (8935)—Private bedroom from Jasper

to Vancouver in Sleeper Plus Class; ferry crossing to/from Vancouver Island;

Holland America’s MS Volendam on Tours 8934 & 8940; private, deluxe air-

conditioned motorcoach while touring

Hotels: Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service

charges, and tips for baggage handling. Listed hotels or equivalent; see page 98.

CALGARY International Hotel Calgary (SF), BANFF NATIONAL PARK Bow View

Lodge (ST), JASPER NATIONAL PARK Lobstick Lodge (F), KAMLOOPS Comfort

Inn or similar (ST), or VIA Rail (8935) rail guest overnight on the train in Sleeper

Class Plus, instead of Kamploops, VANCOUVER Holiday Inn & Suites Vancouver

Downtown (F), VICTORIA Royal Scot Hotel & Suites (F); ALASKA CRUISE

EXTENSION Holland America’s MS Volendam

Meals: 1 breakfast (B); On Rocky Mountaineer (8930)—2 breakfasts (B), 2

lunches (L); or VIA Rail (8935)-1 dinner (D), 1 breakfast (B); on tours 8934 &

8940—7 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L), 7 dinners (D)

MyAccount: Personalize your tour ahead of time with additional excursions.

Visit our website for details and conditions.

Skagway

ALASKA

2

2

1

Juneau

Glacier

Bay

1

1

1

Rocky Mountaineer

VIA Rail,

(8930)

The Canadian (8935)

7

Ketchikan

Inside

Passage

2

Choice of

trains through

Canadian

Rockies.

See insets.

1

Banff

National

Park

2

1

1

1

Maximum elevation on tour: 7,500 ft.

Day 1 CALGARY. Welcome to Calgary! Your Tour

Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer

any questions.

Day 2 CALGARY–BANFF NATIONAL PARK.

The discovery of oil converted this cattle ranching

town into a thriving, sophisticated city. Guided

sightseeing shows off downtown, Fort Calgary,

Stampede Park, the Saddledome, and Canada

Olympic Park. Next, drive west through the

foothills of the Rockies into BANFF NATIONAL

PARK. (B)

Day 3 BANFF NATIONAL PARK. Full day at

leisure. Banff is one of Canada’s favorite resorts—

your Tour Director will suggest an optional

helicopter ride over the Canadian Rockies.

Day 4 BANFF NATIONAL PARK–LAKE LOUISE–

COLUMBIA ICEFIELD–JASPER NATIONAL

PARK. First stop is Lake Louise, whose cold waters

reflect the surrounding mountains and glaciers.

Precipitous gorges, snowcapped mountain

ranges, and exquisite lakes come into view as the

motorcoach scales two mountain passes. Another

highlight today is a stop at the COLUMBIA

ICEFIELD to experience the Ice Explorer, an all-

terrain vehicle that travels on ice measuring

1,200 feet thick. Late this afternoon, join our

optional float trip down the historic Athabasca

River. In Jasper, an orientation tour showcases the

unspoiled beauty. Accommodation for the next

two nights is in JASPER NATIONAL PARK.

Day 5 JASPER NATIONAL PARK. Join the

optional narrated cruise on Maligne Lake to

Spirit Island. On the return journey, you’ll be

mesmerized by dramatic Maligne Canyon. With

much of the afternoon and evening free, consider

hiking or exploring Jasper’s local charm.

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DATES & PRICES

Tour8930

Tour8934

Depar-

ture

num-

ber

16

days

AU$

9

Priced From $2,539AU

Start

Calgary

End

days

AU$

End

Vancouver

Vancouver

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0524 Tue24May Wed01Jun 3499 Wed08Jun

0607 Tue07Jun

Wed15Jun 3709 Wed22Jun

0705 Tue05Jul

Wed13Jul

0719 Tue19Jul

Wed27Jul

0809 Tue09Aug

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0903 Sat03Sep

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At Cosmos, we offer the choice of two train journeys through the

Canadian Rockies to the Pacific Coast.

3709 Wed20Jul

3709 Wed03Aug

Day 6 JASPER

NATIONAL PARK–

ROCKY

MOUNTAINEER–

KAMLOOPS. An

exciting morning as

you board the Rocky

Mountaineer for a

Day 6 JASPER

NATIONAL PARK–

VIA RAIL THE

CANADIAN. On VIA

Rail’s the Canadian, a

late-afternoon

departure allows you

one last chance to

explore Jasper before

you transfer to the

train station for the

overnight run west

across Canada’s Rocky

Mountains to

Vancouver. The

8930-Rocky MountaineerSilverLeafService

8933-Rocky MountaineerGoldLeafService

8934-Rocky MountaineerSilverLeafServicewithinsidecabinoncruiseextension

8945-Rocky MountaineerGoldLeafServicewithinsidecabinoncruiseextension

8943-Rocky MountaineerSilverLeafServicewithoutsidecabinoncruiseextension

8946-Rocky MountaineerGoldLeafServicewithoutsidecabinoncruiseextension

8944-Rocky MountaineerSilverLeafServicewithverandahcabinoncruiseextension

8947-Rocky MountaineerGoldLeafServicewithverandahcabinoncruiseextension

2-day, all-daylight, classic rail journey from the

Canadian Rockies to the Pacific Coast. En route,

pass Mount Robson, the highest mountain in the

Canadian Rockies. Follow the Thompson River and

enjoy vistas of the Monashee Mountains. Choose

from two classes of services: SilverLeaf Service

features a single-level dome coach offering

panoramic views from oversized windows and

meals served at your seat. An upgrade to GoldLeaf

Dome Service offers luxury reminiscent of a

bygone era, including extra attendants, an elegant

bi-level dome car, and regional cuisine in an

exclusive dining room. (B,L)

Day 7 KAMLOOPS–ROCKY MOUNTAINEER–

VANCOUVER. Reboard the train and head

through the ranchlands along the South

Thompson River. Continue through the stark

beauty of Fraser Canyon and the turbulence of

mighty Hell’s Gate. Then, pass through the fertile

fields of the Fraser Valley, surrounded by the

snowcapped Coast Mountains. After an early

evening arrival in Vancouver, transfer to your

hotel. (B,L)

NOTE: Please see Tour 8930’s Dates & Prices box.

Pricesareforalllandarrangements.

GratuitiesperpersonforTourDirectoranddriver:$123

Gratuitiesforcruiseextensionareadditionalandpaidonboardship.

PricingisbasedonSilverLeafServiceontheRocky Mountaineer.

UpgradetoGoldLeafServiceforasupplementof$600.

Pleasebookearly,asspaceislimited.

8934pricingisbasedoninsidecategoryJorK,upgradetoan

outsidecategoryEfor$306,oraverandahcabincategoryB

from$1,411to$1,876.

Cruiselinenon-commissionablefare,governmenttaxes,and

feesof$581to$611,dependingondate,areincludedincruise

extensionprice.

Pricesbasedondoubleroomoccupancy.

SingleRoomSupplement:8930from$576to$781;8934from

$1,792basedondateandcabincategory.

TripleRoomReductionperperson:8930from$115to$166;

8934from$205basedondateandcabincategory.

GuaranteedSharesarenotavailableonthisholiday.

Additionalaccommodationsbeforeorafteryourtourmaybe

available;seepage99.

Canadian features renovated cars, comfortable

cabin accommodate in Sleeper Plus class, and

delicious meals. Enjoy regional cuisine over a

3-course dinner in the dining car. Spend time in

the Skyline car, with dome seating and a lounge

area, or relax in the Park car and meet other

travelers. The comfortable cabins come with bed

turndown service, in-car shower access, and lots

of little extras, such as a personal toiletry kit. (D)

Day 7 VIA RAIL THE CANADIAN–VANCOUVER.

Continue through the ranchlands along the

South Thompson River, the fertile fields of the

Fraser Valley, and snowcapped Coast Mountains.

Upon arrival in Vancouver, your day is at leisure

for independent sightseeing. (B)

NOTE: Please see Tour 8935’s Dates & Prices box.

Tours 8935 and 8940

DATES & PRICES

Tour8935

Tour8940

Depar-

ture

num-

ber

16

days

AU$

9

After arrival in Vancouver, either journey continues as follows:

Start

Calgary

End

End

days

AU$

Vancouver

Vancouver

Day 8 VANCOUVER–FERRY CROSSING–VICTORIA. Morning sightseeing focuses on Vancouver’s

Chinatown, Gastown, and lovely STANLEY PARK. Afterward, sail across the Strait of Georgia through

the spectacular Gulf Islands, known for its Mediterranean-like climate. Afternoon sightseeing in Victoria

includes world-famous BUTCHART GARDENS, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park with its collection of

totem poles.

Day 9 VICTORIA–FERRY CROSSING–VANCOUVER. Morning departure for Vancouver. The trip ends

today with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers to Vancouver International Airport are

included. Please schedule flights after 1:30 pm.

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Pricesareforalllandarrangements.

GratuitiesperpersonforTourDirectoranddriver:$123.

Gratuitiesforcruiseextensionareadditionalandpaidonboardship.

8940pricingisbasedoninsidecategoryJorK,upgradetoan

outsidecabin(8948)categoryEfor$306,oraverandahcabin

(8445)categoryBfrom$1,477to$1,876.

Cruiselinenon-commissionablefare,governmenttaxes,and

feesof$576to$596,dependingondate,areincludedincruise

extensionprice.

Pricesbasedondoubleroomoccupancy.

SingleRoomSupplement:8935from$480to$691;

8940from$1,587basedondateandcabincategory.

TripleRoomReductionperperson:8935from$96to$147;

8940from$154basedondateandcabincategory.

GuaranteedSharesarenotavailableonthisholiday.

Additionalaccommodationsbeforeorafteryourtourmaybe

available;seepage99.

SPECIAL D EPARTU RE

Calgary Stampede

Tour 8470—11 days

Combine the VIA Rail (8935) version of this vacation with our Calgary Stampede special departure.

See page 14 for details.

Add an Alaska Cruise

Tour 8471—18 days

Combine the VIA Rail (8940) version of this vacation with our luxurious Alaska cruise.

See page 13 for details.

Add An Alaska Cruise to Your Rocky Mountaineer Vacation

Add An Alaska Cruise to Your VIA Rail Vacation

Tour 8934—16 days

Tour 8940—16 days

See extraordinary scenery and wildlife on this unforgettable cruise aboard Holland America’s

luxurious MS Volendam. See page 33 for cruise itinerary.

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PRICED AS LOW AS

$172 A DAY!

BANFF NATIONAL PARK

ROCKY MOUNTAIN BIGHORN SHEEP

MALIGNE LAKE

THE CANADIAN ROCKIES

Tour 8900—13 days from Vancouver to Vancouver

Tour 8902 with Vancouver extension—15 days from Vancouver to Vancouver

Tour 8903 with Honolulu extension—20 days from Vancouver to Honolulu

Your Travel Package Includes:

Sightseeing: In Vancouver and Victoria; orientation tour in Jasper, Stanley Park,

included winery tour, Columbia Icefield (Ice Explorer ride), and Butchart Gardens.

■ Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission

charges where applicable.

Scenic Highlights: Lake Okanagan, Okanagan Valley, Glacier National Park, Yoho

National Park, Kicking Horse Pass, Banff National Park, Canadian Rockies, Lake Louise,

Jasper National Park, Fraser River, Mount Robson, Seton & Duffey Lakes, Whistler, Strait

of Georgia, and the Gulf Islands.

Guides: Services of a professional Tour Director; on Tours 8902 & 8903—local host

service in Vancouver and Honolulu, where information is provided for independent

exploration and dining.

Transportation: Ferry crossing to/from Vancouver Island; private, deluxe air-conditioned

motorcoach while touring.

Hotels: Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service charges,

and tips for baggage handling. Listed hotels or equivalent; see page 98.

VANCOUVER Sandman Hotel Downtown Vancouver City Center (F), KELOWNA

Ramada Hotel & Conference Centre (F), BANFF NATIONAL PARK Mount Royal Hotel

(F), JASPER NATIONAL PARK Marmot Lodge (F), SUN PEAKS Sun Peaks Lodge

(ST), WHISTLER Listel Hotel Whistler (MF), VICTORIA Royal Scot Hotel & Suites (F);

HONOLULU EXTENSION Sheraton Princess Kaiulani (F)

MyAccount: Personalize your tour ahead of time with additional excursions.

Visit our website for details and conditions.

BRITISH

COLUMBIA

ALBERTA

Jasper National Park

2

Mount Robson

Lillooet

Columbia Icefield

Sun

Peaks

1

Vancouver

Island

2

Whistler

Lake Louise

Banff National Park

Yoho

National

Park

2

2

1

Glacier

National

Park

Vancouver

Victoria

2

Islands

Gulf

Kelowna

Tour 8903 with Honolulu extension

OAHU

Pacific Ocean

Honolulu

7

Maximum elevation on tour: 7,500 ft.

Day 4 KELOWNA–GLACIER NATIONAL PARK–

YOHO NATIONAL PARK–BANFF NATIONAL

PARK. Motor north through the Okanagan Valley,

famous for its peaches and vineyards. Climb

up 4,379-foot-high Rogers Pass in GLACIER

NATIONAL PARK. Take a break at the pass,

perfect for photos of the rugged mountains,

glaciers, and waterfalls. Enter YOHO NATIONAL

PARK and scale Kicking Horse Pass at 5,421 feet.

By early evening, reach BANFF NATIONAL PARK,

gateway to the majestic Canadian Rockies.

Day 5 BANFF NATIONAL PARK. Full day at

leisure. Banff is one of Canada’s favorite year-round

resorts, and your Tour Director will suggest an

optional helicopter ride over the Canadian Rockies.

Day 6 BANFF NATIONAL PARK–LAKE LOUISE–

COLUMBIA ICEFIELD–JASPER NATIONAL PARK.

First, to Lake Louise, its turquoise waters a perfect

natural mirror that reflects the mountains and

Day 1 VANCOUVER. Welcome to Vancouver!

Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon

to answer any questions.

Day 2 VANCOUVER. This morning, an included

city tour highlights STANLEY PARK, Chinatown,

the harbor, beaches, and more. The rest of the

day is at leisure; your Tour Director can suggest

ways to further explore the city. Maybe take

a water taxi to Granville Island with outdoor

markets, street musicians, and waterfront cafés.

Or, visit historic Gastown with its steam-powered

clock, antique shops, and art galleries.

Day 3 VANCOUVER–KELOWNA. Our journey

begins in British Columbia’s fertile valleys and

continues through rich mountain forests to Lake

Okanagan. Travel along the lake to the resort city

of Kelowna, attractively set on the lake shore and

surrounded by orchards and vineyards. Sample

local wines on the included WINERY TOUR.

glaciers. Precipitous gorges, snowcapped summits,

and lakes of exquisite blues and greens come into

view as the motorcoach continues northward into

JASPER NATIONAL PARK. A highlight today is a

stop at the COLUMBIA ICEFIELD to ride the Ice

Explorer that travels on ice that’s 1,200 feet thick.

This afternoon, join our optional float trip down

the Athabasca River. Enjoy an orientation tour of

Jasper townsite upon arrival.

Day 7 JASPER NATIONAL PARK. Today, join

our optional excursion to Maligne Lake and Spirit

Island, where you embark on a narrated cruise of

the lake. The balance of the day is free to enjoy

everything Jasper has to offer—from guided hikes

and quaint shops to meandering wildlife.

Day 8 JASPER NATIONAL PARK–MOUNT

ROBSON–SUN PEAKS. Leave Jasper and follow

the Fraser River to the base of Mount Robson, the

highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies, peaking

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at 12,972 feet. Continue following the Yellowhead

Highway south along the North Thompson River—

a route pioneered by fur trappers a century ago.

Overnight at the mountain resort of Sun Peaks.

Day 9 SUN PEAKS–LILLOOET–WHISTLER. Head

south, following the once treacherous Cariboo

Wagon Trail. Via Lillooet”Mile 0 of the Gold Rush

Route”your motorcoach will follow the shores of

Seton and Duffey Lakes with a late-afternoon arrival

in Whistler.

Day 10 WHISTLER. Spend the day in the

alpine resort of Whistler, nestled at the base of

breathtaking Blackcomb Mountain. Free time to

explore many sites from the 2010 Winter Olympics

or to join one of the many optional excursions,

including flightseeing by floatplane over the lakes

and glaciated peaks of Garibaldi Provincial Park.

Day 11 WHISTLER–FERRY CROSSING–VICTORIA.

Set sail across the Strait of Georgia and through the

spectacular Gulf Islands, an archipelago known for

its Mediterranean-type climate. Afternoon arrival

in Victoria. Sightseeing includes Marine Drive,

Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park with its

unusual collection of totem poles. Then, visit world-

famous BUTCHART GARDENS, rated among the

most beautiful gardens in the world. Stroll through

the colorful Sunken Garden, the Japanese and

Italian Gardens, the English Rose Garden, and the

magnificent Ross Fountain.

Day 12 VICTORIA. Today is at leisure to discover

some of the attractions this splendid city has

to offer, including the Royal British Columbia

Museum, Afternoon Tea at the Empress Hotel, an

IMAX presentation at the National Geographic

Theatre, whale watching on the Strait of Juan de

Fuca, and fine shopping along Government Street.

Day 13 VICTORIA–FERRY CROSSING–

VANCOUVER. Early this morning, enjoy a scenic

ferry crossing to the mainland, where the trip ends

with guests departing on individual schedules.

Transfers to Vancouver International Airport are

included. Please schedule flights after 1:30 pm.

Relax in Honolulu

Tour 8903—20 days

Add 7 nights in Honolulu to your vacation for

AU$1,200.

Please see page 12 for details.

Tours 8900 and 8902

DATES & PRICES

Tour8900

Tour8902

Depar-

ture

num-

ber

13

days

AU$

15

days

AU$

Start

End

End

Vancouver

Vancouver

Vancouver

0422

0425

0502

0506

0509

0513

0516

0520

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0606

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0613

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0620

0624

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0715

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0829

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2459

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BLACKCOMB MOUNTAIN

Extend Your Vacation in Vancouver

Tour 8902—15 days

Pricesareforalllandarrangements.

GratuitiesperpersonforTourDirectoranddriver:$184

Pricesbasedondoubleroomoccupancy.

SingleRoomSupplement:8900$768to$1,037;

8902$909to$1,216

TripleRoomReductionperperson:8900$128to$211;

8902$154to$250

GuaranteedShares:seepage11.

Additionalaccommodationsbeforeorafteryourtourmaybe

available;seepage99.

Days 1 to 13 Like Tour 8900. Check into your Vancouver hotel, the Sandman Hotel Downtown

Vancouver City Center, for the next two nights.

Day 14 VANCOUVER. The day is at leisure for independent activities or choose from a variety of

optional excursions. Your local host will have ideas on the best places to shop and dine.

Day 15 VANCOUVER. The trip ends today with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers

are provided to Vancouver International Airport.

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BC FERRY

CHEMAINUS

STANLEY PARK

TOTEM CIRCLE

Tour 8380—13 days from Vancouver to Calgary

TAKE THE TRAIN!

TAKE THE TRAIN!

Tour 8385 with Banff extension—15 days from Vancouver to Calgary

Your Travel Package Includes:

Sightseeing: In Vancouver and Victoria; Stanley Park, Butchart Gardens,

orientation tour of Prince Rupert, guided visit to the North Pacific Historic Fishing

Village, and Columbia Icefield (Ice Explorer ride). ■ Inside visits as shown in

UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Scenic Highlights: Strait of Georgia, Gulf Islands, coastline of Vancouver Island,

Campbell River, Skeena River, Pacific Coast rainforest, Jasper National Park, Lake

Louise.

Guides: Services of a professional Tour Director.

Transportation: Ferry crossing from the mainland to Vancouver Island; full-day

cruise through the Inside Passage; VIA Rail’s®Jasper–Prince Rupert train with

seating in Touring class or Economy class on departures 0807, 0831 & 0904;

private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.

Hotels: Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service

charges, and tips for baggage handling. Listed hotels or equivalent; see page 98.

VANCOUVER Century Plaza Hotel (MF), VICTORIA Royal Scot Hotel & Suites

(F), PORT HARDY Port Hardy Inn (T), PRINCE RUPERT Crest Hotel (SF), PRINCE

GEORGE Sandman Hotel Prince George (ST), JASPER NATIONAL PARK Chateau

Jasper (SF), BANFF NATIONAL PARK Spruce Grove Inn (ST)

Meals: On VIA Rail—1 continental breakfast (CB), 1 lunch (L), 1 dinner (D) (except

on departures 0807, 0831 & 0904 when meals are available for purchase)

MyAccount: Personalize your tour ahead of time with additional excursions.

Visit our website for details and conditions.

2

1

2

1

2

2

Banff

National

Park

2

Maximum elevation on tour: 7,500 ft.

Day 1 VANCOUVER. Welcome to Vancouver!

Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon

to answer any questions.

eastern coastline of Vancouver Island, stopping

at Chemainus, the unique village with more than

30 murals depicting pioneer settlement of the

area. Then, it’s through the port of Campbell

River, the “Salmon Capital of the World.”

an area known for its Mediterranean-like climate.

Afternoon sightseeing in Victoria includes world-

famous BUTCHART GARDENS, Bastion Square, and

Thunderbird Park with its unusual collection of totem

poles.

Day 4 VICTORIA. Be sure to discover some of

the attractions this splendid city has to offer,

including the Royal British Columbia Museum,

Afternoon Tea at the Empress Hotel, a whale-

watching cruise on the Strait of Juan de Fuca,

and fine shopping along Government Street.

This evening, join our optional excursion in

Chinatown, complete with colorful lanterns and

dinner at an authentic restaurant.

Day 2 VANCOUVER. This morning, an included

city tour highlights STANLEY PARK, Chinatown,

the harbor and beaches, and more. The rest of the

day is at leisure, and your Tour Director will have

suggestions for your further exploration of the city.

Maybe take a water taxi to lively Granville Island

with its outdoor markets, street musicians, and

waterfront cafés. Or, visit historic Gastown with its

steam-powered clock, antique shops, art galleries,

and street vendors.

Day 6 PORT HARDY–INSIDE PASSAGE

CRUISE–PRINCE RUPERT. Early this morning,

embark on one of the world’s most beautiful

ocean voyages. The scenery is spectacular, with

towering mountains, roaring waterfalls, endless

islands, and virgin rainforest. Marine life abounds,

often with sightings of sea lions, eagles, and

porpoises—you may even spot a killer whale!

Late-evening arrival in Prince Rupert.

Day 3 VANCOUVER–FERRY CROSSING–

VICTORIA. This morning, set sail across the Strait

of Georgia through the spectacular Gulf Islands,

Day 5 VICTORIA–CHEMAINUS–PORT HARDY.

An early departure from Victoria follows the

NOTE: Cruising time through the Inside Passage

is approximately 16 hours. Please come prepared

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PRINCE RUPERT

LAKE LOUISE

VICTORIA

Priced From $2,819AU

with all medications, eyeglasses, and any other

items you will need.

Day 7 PRINCE RUPERT. Depart for an orientation

tour of Prince Rupert, then visit the NORTH

PACIFIC HISTORIC FISHING VILLAGE, a National

Historic Site, for a guided tour of British

Columbia’s oldest cannery village. Learn of the

canning process and what life was like in the

village during peak production in the last century.

Day 8 PRINCE RUPERT–VIA RAIL® TRAIN–

PRINCE GEORGE. This morning, board VIA Rail’s

Jasper to Prince Rupert train for the trip of a

lifetime. Sit back and enjoy an all-daylight journey

that winds its way through the majestic Coast

Mountains, follows the mighty Skeena River—

often referred to as the “River of Mists”—and

concludes in the Pacific Coast rainforest. You’ll

retrace ancient First Nations trading routes and

follow the paths of the earliest fur traders. Soaring

bald eagles, inquisitive black bears, browsing

moose, and other wildlife may be spotted from

the glassed-in observation dome that provides

360-degree views. (CB,L,D)

NOTE: On departures 0807, 0831, and 0904,

there are no included meals or dome-car access.

However, meals are available for purchase.

Day 9 PRINCE GEORGE–MOUNT ROBSON–

JASPER NATIONAL PARK. As we continue

onward to JASPER NATIONAL PARK the peak

elevations grow, culminating with Mount Robson,

the highest of Canada’s Rockies at almost

13,000 feet. Overnight in Jasper.

Day 10 JASPER NATIONAL PARK. Today, join

our optional excursion to Maligne Lake and Spirit

Island, where you embark on a narrated cruise of

the lake. The balance of the day is free to enjoy

everything Jasper has to offer from guided hikes

and quaint shops to meandering wildlife.

Day 11 JASPER NATIONAL PARK–COLUMBIA

ICEFIELD–LAKE LOUISE–BANFF NATIONAL

PARK. Winding our way down the western fringe

of Alberta, our journey takes us through some

of the Canadian Rockies’ most breathtaking

wilderness. Our first highlight on today’s agenda

is a stop at the COLUMBIA ICEFIELD to experience

the Ice Explorer, an all-terrain vehicle that travels

on ice measuring 1,200 feet thick. Next, Lake

Louise, its cold waters perfectly mirror the

surrounding mountains and glaciers. Precipitous

gorges, snowcapped mountain ranges, and

lakes of exquisite blues and greens come into

view as we continue the journey south to BANFF

NATIONAL PARK.

Day 12 BANFF NATIONAL PARK. Banff is one

of Canada’s favorite year-round resorts, with

summer activities including hiking, boating,

horseback riding, and fishing. Cosmos has

arranged for an optional helicopter ride high over

the Canadian Rockies.

Day 13 BANFF NATIONAL PARK–CALGARY.

The trip ends today with the final leg of your

journey taking you to Calgary International

Airport for those with homebound flights.

Please schedule flights after 2 pm.

Tours 8380 and 8385

DATES & PRICES

Tour8380

Tour8385

Depar-

ture

num-

ber

Extend Your Vacation in Banff

Tour 8385—15 days

13

days

AU$

15

days

AU$

Start

End

Calgary

End

Calgary

Vancouver

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Wed20Jul

Wed03Aug

Wed17Aug

Fri19Aug

Wed31Aug

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3399

3399

3399

3149

3399

3149

3399

3149

Wed14Sep

Fri16Sep

*TheSkeenatrainwillnotofferTouringclassserviceonthese

dates.GuestswillinsteadbeaccommodatedinEconomyclass

forthesedepartures.Therefore,onthesedatesthereisno

accesstothedomecar,andmealsonthetrainarenotincluded

butinsteadareavailableforpurchase.

Pricesareforalllandarrangements.

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TripleRoomReductionperperson:8380$218;8385$250

GuaranteedShares:seepage11.

Additionalaccommodationsbeforeorafteryourtourmaybe

available;seepage99.

Days 1 to 12 Like Tour 8380. Remain at your hotel, the Spruce Grove Inn in Banff National Park, for

the next two nights.

Days 13 & 14 BANFF NATIONAL PARK. Encompassing 6,641 square miles of glorious wilderness,

mountains, glaciers, lakes, hot springs, and alpine meadows, Banff National Park is one of the

world’s must-see places. Spend the next two days in scenic grandeur and enjoy everything Banff has

to offer—from guided hikes and quaint shops to meandering wildlife.

Day 15 BANFF NATIONAL PARK–CALGARY. The trip ends today with guests departing on

individual schedules. Transfers are provided to Calgary International Airport.

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CALGARY

LAKE LOUISE

ATHABASCA GLACIER

HEART OF THE CANADIAN ROCKIES

Tour 8910—10 days from Calgary to Vancouver

Tour 8915 with Alaska cruise extension—17 days from Calgary to Vancouver

Your Travel Package Includes:

ALASKA

Sightseeing: In Calgary, Victoria, and Vancouver; Columbia Icefield (Ice Explorer

ride), Butchart Gardens, and Stanley Park. ■ Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE

in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Scenic Highlights: Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Mount Robson,

Fraser River, Thompson River with spectacular views of the Monashee

Mountains, British Columbia’s Coast Mountain Range, Strait of Georgia, and the

Gulf Islands.

Guides: Services of a professional Tour Director; on Tours 8915 & 8555—

crew member service while cruising on Holland America’s MS Nieuw Amsterdam

or MS Volendam.

Transportation: Ferry crossing to/from Vancouver Island; Holland America’s

MS Nieuw Amsterdam or MS Volendam on Tours 8915 & 8555; private, deluxe

air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.

Hotels: Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service

charges, and tips for baggage handling. Listed hotels or equivalent; see page 98.

CALGARY International Calgary (SF), BANFF NATIONAL PARK Bow View

Lodge (ST), JASPER NATIONAL PARK Marmot Lodge (F), KAMLOOPS The

Thompson Hotel & Conference Centre (F), VICTORIA Royal Scot Hotel & Suites

(F), VANCOUVER Holiday Inn & Suites Vancouver Downtown (F); ALASKA

CRUISE EXTENSION Holland America’s MS Nieuw Amsterdam or MS Volendam

Meals: On Tour 8910—1 breakfast (B); on Tours 8915 & 8555—7 breakfasts

(B), 6 lunches (L), 7 dinners (D)

MyAccount: Personalize your tour ahead of time with additional excursions.

Visit our website for details and conditions.

Skagway

Glacier

Bay

Juneau

7

Ketchikan

BRITISH

COLUMBIA

ALBERTA

Inside

Passage

Mount Robson

Jasper National Park

2

Columbia Icefield

Lake Louise

Vancouver

Island

Kamloops

1

1Calgary

2

Banff

National

Park

1

Vancouver

Victoria

2

Maximum elevation on tour: 7,500 ft.

Day 4 BANFF NATIONAL PARK–LAKE LOUISE–

COLUMBIA ICEFIELD–JASPER NATIONAL

PARK. Enjoy a day of scenic grandeur. First

stop is Lake Louise, whose turquoise waters

create a perfect natural mirror that reflects the

surroundings. Up next is a stop at the COLUMBIA

ICEFIELD to experience the Ice Explorer, an

all-terrain vehicle that travels on ice that is

1,200 feet thick. Next, journey north into

JASPER NATIONAL PARK, where precipitous

gorges, snowcapped summits, and lakes of

exquisite blues and greens come into view as the

motorcoach scales two mountain passes. Later,

your Tour Director suggests an optional float trip

down the Athabasca River. Enjoy an orientation

tour of Jasper townsite upon arrival.

Day 5 JASPER NATIONAL PARK. Today, join

our optional excursion to Maligne Lake and Spirit

Day 1 CALGARY. Welcome to Calgary! Your Tour

Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer

any questions.

Day 2 CALGARY–BANFF NATIONAL PARK. The

discovery of oil converted this ranching town into

a sophisticated city. It is also home to the world-

famous Calgary Stampede. Tour many of the city’s

attractions, including Canada Olympic Park, and

the Saddledome. Motor west through the foothills

and into BANFF NATIONAL PARK, gateway to

the majestic Canadian Rockies. Join the optional

excursion to Sulphur Mountain for panoramic

views of Banff’s spectacular scenery. (B)

Day 3 BANFF NATIONAL PARK. Banff is one of

Canada’s favorite year-round resorts, with summer

activities such as hiking, boating, and fishing.

With a free day, your Tour Director will suggest an

optional helicopter ride over the Canadian Rockies.

Island, where you embark on a narrated cruise of

the lake. The balance of the day is free to enjoy

everything Jasper has to offer—from guided hikes

and quaint shops to meandering wildlife.

Day 6 JASPER NATIONAL PARK–MOUNT

ROBSON–KAMLOOPS. Depart Jasper and follow

the Fraser River to the base of Mount Robson,

the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. The

Yellowhead Highway continues south along the

mighty Thompson River, with spectacular views of

the Monashee Mountains. Overnight in Kamloops.

Day 7 KAMLOOPS–FERRY CROSSING–

VICTORIA. As you travel through British

Columbia’s Coast Mountain Range to its majestic

Pacific coastline, the vegetation changes from

desert landscape to lush alpine forests. Board

your afternoon ferry for the spectacular crossing

to Vancouver Island. Sightseeing in Victoria

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GASTOWN

SPIRIT ISLAND

VICTORIA

Priced From $1,939AU

includes the Inner Harbour, Bastion Square,

Thunderbird Park, and world-famous BUTCHART

GARDENS. This evening, consider a stroll along

the lively Waterfront Promenade.

Day 8 VICTORIA. Today is a free day for

independent sightseeing. Your Tour Director will

have ideas to enhance your enjoyment of this most

British of Canadian cities. Take an optional whale-

watching cruise and seek out pods of killer whales.

A suggestion for this evening is an optional historic

walk followed by dinner in Chinatown.

Day 9 VICTORIA–FERRY CROSSING–

VANCOUVER. This morning, set sail across the

Strait of Georgia and through the spectacular

Gulf Islands, an archipelago known for its climate.

In Vancouver, city sightseeing includes STANLEY

PARK, Gastown, Chinatown, and many other

famous landmarks. The remainder of the day

is free to explore Robson Street and experience

British Columbia’s premier shopping and

entertainment location.

Day 10 VANCOUVER. The trip ends today

with guests departing on individual schedules.

Transfers to Vancouver International Airport are

included. You can extend your vacation with

extra nights and explore Vancouver further with

a variety of exciting optional activities.

Tours 8910 and 8915

DATES & PRICES

Tour8910

SPECIAL D EPARTU RES

Calgary Stampede

Tour 8550 —12 days

Tour8915

Depar-

ture

num-

ber

10

days

AU$

17

days

AU$

SHIP*

Combine this vacation with our Calgary Stampede

special departure. See page 14 for details.

Add an Alaska Cruise

Tour 8555—19 days

Combine the Calgary Stampede with a luxurious

Alaska cruise. See page 13 for details.

Start

Calgary

End

End

Vancouver

Vancouver

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In partnership with the National

Park Foundation, Cosmos

immerses you in the sights,

sounds, landscapes, and history shared in many

of America’s national parks. Just look for the

to see which national parks are included

throughout your journey.

N 3953

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Add an Alaska Cruise to Your Vacation

Tour 8915—17 days

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*Ship:N=MSNieuw Amsterdam,V=MSVolendam

Pricesareforalllandarrangements.

GratuitiesperpersonforTourDirectoranddriver:$138

Gratuitiesforcruiseextensionareadditionalandpaidonboardship.

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categoryLorK(Volendam),upgradetoanoutsidecabin(8916)

categoryDorC(Nieuw Amsterdam)from$539,categoryEor

DA(Volendam)from$360oraverandahcabin(8917)categoryV

(Nieuw Amsterdam)from$1,211orB(Volendam)from$1,437.

Cruiselinenon-commissionablefare,governmenttaxes,and

feesfrom$544to$611,dependingonship/date,areincluded

inprice.

Pricesbasedondoubleroomoccupancy.

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basedondateandcabincategory.

TripleRoomReductionperperson:8910$115to$166;

8915from$122basedondateandcabincategory.

GuaranteedShares:seepage11.

Additionalaccommodationsbeforeorafteryourtourmaybe

available,seepage99.

See extraordinary scenery and wildlife on this unforgettable cruise aboard Holland America’s

luxurious MS Nieuw Amsterdam or MS Volendam.

Days 1 to 9 Like Tour 8910.

Day 10 VANCOUVER (EMBARKATION).

Embark your cruise ship. (D)

Day 11 SCENIC CRUISING: INSIDE PASSAGE. (B,L,D)

Day 12 JUNEAU. (B,L,D)

Day 13 SKAGWAY. (B,L,D)

Day 14 SCENIC CRUISING:

GLACIER BAY. (B,L,D)

NOTE: For more details on the ports visited and your cruise ship, refer to page 13. Cruise itineraries

are provided by Holland America Line and are up to date at time of printing. Your travel documents

will contain the most current information.

Day 15 KETCHIKAN. (B,L,D)

Day 16 SCENIC CRUISING: INSIDE PASSAGE.

(B,L,D)

Day 17 VANCOUVER (DISEMBARKATION).

Disembark this morning and transfer to Vancouver

International Airport for your return flight home.

Please schedule flights after Noon. (B)

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BIG SUR COAST HIGHWAY

SAN FRANCISCO’S PAINTED LADIES

REDWOOD NATIONAL PARK

PACIFIC COAST EXPLORER

Tour 8570—13 days from Los Angeles to Seattle

Tour 8575 with Alaska cruise extension—20 days from Los Angeles to Seattle

Tour 8573 with Honolulu extension—20 days from Los Angeles to Honolulu

Your Travel Package Includes:

Sightseeing: In Los Angeles, San Francisco, Wine Country, Bandon-by-the-Sea, Portland, and Seattle;

TCL Chinese Theatre, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Santa Barbara Mission, Hearst Castle, Alcatraz, included wine

tasting, International Rose Test Garden at Washington Park, and Volcano Visitors Center. ■ Inside visits as shown

in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Scenic Highlights: Santa Barbara, Solvang, San Simeon, 17-Mile Drive, Monterey, Cannery Row, Golden Gate Bridge,

Fisherman’s Wharf, Nob Hill, Sonoma, Avenue of the Giants, Redwood National Park, Bandon Lighthouse, Siuslaw

National Forest, Newport, Yaquina Bay, Three Capes Scenic Route, and the Columbia River.

Guides: Services of a professional Tour Director; on Tour 8575—crew member service while cruising on Holland

America’s MS Westerdam; on Tour 8573—local host service in Honolulu, where information is provided for

independent exploration and dining.

Transportation: Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring; Holland America’s MS Westerdam

on Tour 8575.

Hotels: Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service charges, and tips for baggage

handling. Listed hotels or equivalent; see page 98.

LOS ANGELES LA Hotel Downtown (D), SAN LUIS OBISPO Best Western Plus Royal Oak Hotel (MF),

MONTEREY Days Inn Monterey Downtown (ST), SAN FRANCISCO Marriott Marquis (SF), EUREKA Best Western

Plus Humboldt Bay Inn (F), COOS BAY AREA Mill Casino Hotel (F), NEWPORT Shilo Inn Oceanfront Resort (ST),

PORTLAND Doubletree by Hilton Portland (F) / Courtyard by Marriott Portland City Center (F) on departure 0502,

SEATTLE Best Western Plus Executive Inn (F); ALASKA CRUISE EXTENSION Holland America’s MS Westerdam;

HONOLULU EXTENSION Sheraton Princess Kaiulani (F)

Meals: On Tour 8570—3 continental breakfasts (CB); on Tour 8575—7 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L), 7 dinners (D)

MyAccount: Personalize your tour ahead of time with additional excursions. Visit our website for details and

conditions.

ALASKA

Glacier Bay

National Park

Juneau

Sitka

Ketchikan

?

BRITISH

COLUMBIA

Victoria

Seattle

?

Pacific Ocean

WASHINGTON

Tillamook

Portland

?

Newport

?

Florence

Coos Bay Area

Bandon-by-the Sea

?

OREGON

Redwood

National Park

Eureka

Day 1 LOS ANGELES. Welcome to the “City of

Angels.” Your Tour Director is on hand late this

afternoon to answer any questions.

Day 2 LOS ANGELES. The day is free for your own

exploration. Visit Hollywood and the Hollywood

History Museum, located in the old Max Factor

Building. Stroll Olvera Street, the heart of the original

Spanish Mission, or visit the Getty Center with its

wonderful art collection. This evening, your Tour

Director will have plenty of suggestions for dining

and shopping.

Day 3 LOS ANGELES–SANTA BARBARA–

SOLVANG–SAN LUIS OBISPO. This morning, tour

Los Angeles and visit the TCL Chinese Theatre, where

nearly 200 movie stars have left their handprints and

footprints, and see the popular Hollywood Walk of

Fame. Afterward, leave the “Motion Picture Capital

of the World” behind as you follow the shoreline

from Santa Monica to Santa Barbara. The Spanish

influence is apparent in Santa Barbara with its quaint

whitewashed and tile-roofed buildings. Visit the

impressive 200-year-old MISSION with its world-

famous twin bell towers. Afterward, enjoy a stroll

along the wharf and lunch on your own. Up next:

Solvang, where Denmark has been recreated with

picturesque buildings and windmills. Free time to

browse through the charming shops featuring Danish

imports and rich pastries.

Day 4 SAN LUIS OBISPO–SAN SIMEON–17-MILE

DRIVE–MONTEREY. This morning we’ll travel along

the scenic Big Sur Coast Highway and journey to San

Simeon to visit HEARST CASTLE, the opulent mansion

of wealthy newspaper tycoon William Randolph

Hearst. See the splendid antiques, art treasures,

and exotic possessions. Next, visit the resort town

of Carmel, a popular haven for writers, artists, and

celebrities. Another high point on today’s journey is the

beautiful 17-MILE DRIVE, with views of famous Pebble

?

CALIFORNIA

Wine Country

San Francisco

?

Monterey

Carmel17-Mile Drive

?

San Simeon

?

Big Sur

San Luis Obispo

Solvang

Santa Barbara

Los Angeles

?

Tour 8573 with Honolulu extension

OAHU

Pacific Ocean

Honolulu

7

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Priced From $2,909AU

Beach Golf Course and the tenacious Lone Cypress.

Next, travel to Monterey, made famous by John

Steinbeck’s Cannery Row. (CB)

Day 5 MONTEREY–SAN FRANCISCO. This

morning, leave the Monterey coast behind and

journey up the peninsula to San Francisco, the

“City by the Bay.” Upon arrival, a sightseeing tour

includes the breathtaking Golden Gate Bridge

and bustling Fisherman’s Wharf. Afterward, take

a boat trip to

ALCATRAZ PRISON and learn the

history of this notorious former prison. (CB)

NOTE: The National Park Service requires we

disclose that the value of the Alcatraz Prison visit

is US$30.

Day 6 SAN FRANCISCO. The day is free for

independent exploration. Perhaps return to

Fisherman’s Wharf to enjoy its stores, markets,

and excellent waterside eateries; stroll along

Grant Street; or maybe take a cable car ride.

Tonight, join our optional evening out with dinner

at Fisherman’s Wharf followed by an illumination

tour of San Francisco.

Day 7 SAN FRANCISCO–WINE COUNTRY–

EUREKA. Leave San Francisco and cross over

the magnificent

Golden Gate Bridge. Head

north into the wine-growing valley of Sonoma.

Enjoy a guided tour and WINE TASTING at one

of the well-known wineries. Afterward, travel

the AVENUE OF THE GIANTS. This world-famous

scenic drive is a 31-mile portion of Highway 101

with 51,222 acres of redwood groves.

Day 8 EUREKA–REDWOOD NATIONAL PARK–

BANDON-BY-THE-SEA–COOS BAY AREA. Travel

the coastal highway through

NATIONAL PARK with its majestic sequoias, then

drive to the seacoast town of Bandon-by-the-Sea.

A sightseeing tour will show you its beauty and

charm, and includes a photo stop at the Bandon

Lighthouse. (CB)

Day 9 COOS BAY AREA–FLORENCE–NEWPORT.

Today is all about scenic beauty at a leisurely

pace. First is the quaint town of Florence, one of

Oregon’s most beautiful and charming cities along

the coast. Time on your own to explore historic

Old Town with its shops, boutiques, and coffee

houses. From Florence, continue north through

the SIUSLAW NATIONAL FOREST past popular

beach resorts to one of Oregon’s favorite vacation

spots—Newport on pretty Yaquina Bay. Late this

afternoon, join the optional outing and visit the

Oregon Coast Aquarium.

Day 10 NEWPORT–TILLAMOOK–PORTLAND.

For a taste of the dramatic Oregon coastline

we follow the Three Capes Scenic Route to

Tillamook. Watch for the signs that tell you the

brief story of the ghost community, now gone,

that existed there 35 to 55 years ago. Enjoy a

break in Tillamook, best known for its famous

cheese and tasty saltwater taffy, before heading

to Portland, Oregon’s largest city. A sightseeing

tour shows why Portland is better known as

the “City of Roses” with its numerous parks

and beautiful flower gardens. Visit the largest

In partnership with the National

Park Foundation, Cosmos

immerses you in the sights,

sounds, landscapes, and history shared in many

of America’s national parks. Just look for the

to see which national parks are included

throughout your journey.

rose garden in the U.S.—WASHINGTON PARK

INTERNATIONAL ROSE TEST GARDEN.

Day 11 PORTLAND–SEATTLE. Today, cross the

majestic Columbia River and head north into

Washington State to the VOLCANO VISITORS

CENTER to learn of the dramatic eruption of

Mount St. Helens. Then, weather permitting,

see ice-clad dormant volcano

Rainier before reaching Seattle. This afternoon’s

sightseeing includes the Seattle Center, site of

the 1962 World Fair and the 605-foot-high Space

Needle, and a stop at the colorful Pike Place

Market.

Mount

Cosmos, in partnership with

Tourism Cares,™ has funded

the preservation/restoration of

Redwood National Park, which you will see on

this vacation.

Day 12 SEATTLE. The day is free for you to

explore the “Emerald City.” Perhaps take a

sightseeing tour that soaks up the Asian flavor

of the International District. Explore downtown,

take a ferry across Puget Sound, or just relax and

experience the spectacular views of Elliott Bay

and enjoy fresh seafood.

Relax in Honolulu

Tour 8573—20 days

Day 13 SEATTLE. The trip ends this morning

with guests departing on individual schedules.

Transfers are provided to Seattle-Tacoma

International Airport.

Add 7 nights in Honolulu to your vacation for

AU$1,200.

Please see page 12 for details.

Add an Alaska Cruise to Your Vacation

Tour 8575—20 days

Tours 8570 and 8575

DATES & PRICES

Tour8570

Tour8575

Depar-

ture

num-

ber

13

days

AU$

20

days

AU$

Start

End

Seattle

End

Seattle

REDWOOD

LosAngeles

0425

0502

0523

0530

0606

0711

0718

0815

0829

0905

0912

0919

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Mon30MaySat11Jun

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Mon18Jul Sat30Jul

Mon15Aug Sat27Aug

Mon29Aug Sat10Sep

Mon05Sep Sat17Sep

Mon12Sep Sat24Sep

Mon19Sep Sat01Oct

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2909

2909

2909

2909

2909

2909

2909

2909

2909

2909

2909

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Sat18Jun

Sat25Jun

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Sat06Aug

Sat03Sep

Sat17Sep

Sat24Sep

Sat01Oct

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See extraordinary scenery and wildlife on this

unforgettable cruise aboard Holland America’s

luxurious MS Westerdam.

Days 1 to 12 Like Tour 8570.

Day 13 SEATTLE (EMBARKATION). Embark

your cruise ship. (D)

Day 14 CRUISING: AT SEA. (B,L,D)

Day 15 JUNEAU. (B,L,D)

Day 16 SCENIC CRUISING:

BAY. (B,L,D)

Day 17 SITKA. (B,L,D)

Day 18 KETCHIKAN. (B,L,D)

Day 19 VICTORIA. (B,L,D)

Day 20 SEATTLE (DISEMBARKATION).

Disembark this morning and transfer to

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport for your

return flight home. Please schedule flights

after Noon. (B)

NOTE: For more details on the ports visited

and your cruise ship, refer to page 13. Cruise

itineraries are provided by Holland America

Line and are up to date at of time printing.

Your travel documents will contain the most

current information.

4618

4738

4737

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4735

4624

4514

4375

4245

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Pricesareforalllandarrangements.

GratuitiesperpersonforTourDirectoranddriver:$169

Gratuitiesforcruiseextensionareadditionalandpaidonboard

ship.

8575pricingisbasedoninsidecabin,categoryJ;upgrade

toanoutsidecabin(8576)categoryDfrom$521to$547ora

verandahcabin(8577)categoryVBfrom$721to$1,253.

Cruiselinenon-commissionablefare,governmenttaxes,and

feesfrom$591to$605,dependingondate,areincludedin

cruiseextensionprice.

Pricesbasedondoubleroomoccupancy.

SingleRoomSupplement:8570$1,325;8575from$2,317based

ondateandcabincategory.

TripleRoomReductionperperson:8570$262;8575from$288

basedondateandcabincategory.

GuaranteedShares:seepage11.

Additionalaccommodationsbeforeorafteryourtourmaybe

available,seepage99.

GLACIER

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Tour 8540

HOLLYWOOD

OAK CREEK CANYON

LAS VEGAS

WESTERN WONDERS

Tour 8510—12 days from Los Angeles to San Francisco

OFFICIAL PARTNER

Tour 8513 with Honolulu extension—19 days from Los Angeles to Honolulu

Your Travel Package Includes:

CALIFORNIA

NEVADA

Sightseeing: In Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Francisco, and Alcatraz. ■ Inside visits as shown

in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Scenic Highlights: Palm Springs, Scottsdale, Old Town Scottsdale, Sedona, Oak Creek

Canyon, Grand Canyon National Park, Historic Route 66, Las Vegas, Sierra Nevada

Mountains, and Yosemite National Park.

Guides: Services of a professional Tour Director; on Tour 8513—local host in Honolulu,

where information is provided for independent exploration and dining.

Transportation: Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.

Hotels: Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service charges, and

tips for baggage handling. Listed hotels or equivalent; see page 98.

LOS ANGELES LA Hotel Downtown (D), SCOTTSDALE Saguaro Scottsdale (F), WILLIAMS

Grand Canyon Railway Hotel (F), LAS VEGAS Harrah’s Las Vegas (F), MAMMOTH LAKES

Sierra Nevada Resort and Spa (T) / TULARE Best Western Town & Country Tulare (ST),

MODESTO Modesto Days Inn (ST), SAN FRANCISCO Hotel Carlton (MF); HONOLULU

EXTENSION Sheraton Princess Kaiulani (F)

Meals: 1 continental breakfast (CB)

MyAccount: Personalize your tour ahead of time with additional excursions. Visit our

website for details and conditions.

Yosemite National Park

1

Mammoth Lakes

1

2

San

Modesto

Francisco

1

Tulare

Las Vegas

2

(When Tioga Pass is closed)

Grand Canyon

National Park

Pacific Ocean

1

Los Angeles

Williams

Sedona

2

Palm Springs

Scottsdale

ARIZONA

2

Tour 8513 with Honolulu extension

Phoenix

OAHU

Pacific Ocean

Honolulu

7

Maximum elevation on tour: 9,945 ft.

Day 1 LOS ANGELES. Welcome to Los Angeles!

Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to

answer any questions.

Day 2 LOS ANGELES. Begin the day with

a sightseeing tour of the world’s “Capital of

Glamour,” including a drive through Hollywood

and the famous TCL Chinese Theatre. The

remainder of your day is at leisure, and your Tour

Director will have suggestions for your further

exploration of the city. Stroll down Olvera Street,

the heart of the original Spanish Mission, or visit

the Getty Center with its wonderful art collection.

Day 3 LOS ANGELES–PALM SPRINGS–

SCOTTSDALE. Stop in the desert oasis of Palm

Springs, an area sprinkled with Hollywood stardust.

This afternoon, head to the mountain-ringed

desert resort of Scottsdale. Later tonight, join the

optional excursion to one of Arizona’s cowboy

steakhouses, which, according to legend, was

once a hideout for cattle rustlers.

Day 4 SCOTTSDALE. This morning begins with a

Phoenix sightseeing tour that includes downtown

and Old Town Scottsdale. Afterward, free time to

explore the Old West, with restaurants, shopping,

and Western bars. With wooden beams, wagon

wheels, and cowboy hats, you’re sure to feel like

you’ve traveled back in time to the era of outlaws

and swing-door saloons.

Day 5 SCOTTSDALE–SEDONA–GRAND

CANYON NATIONAL PARK–WILLIAMS. Travel

to Sedona, a thriving center for New Age arts set

in Canyon Country. On to the weather-sculptured

rock formations of Oak Creek Canyon. Travel

alongside the San Francisco Mountains and

beautiful pine forests to the South Rim of the

GRAND CANYON. Time to stroll the canyon

rim—or, for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, take

an optional helicopter flightseeing excursion

for incomparable views of flame-colored walls

plunging 6,000 feet into the Colorado River.

Overnight in Williams, a picturesque mountain

town with Route 66 as the Main Street and the

gateway to the Grand Canyon.

Day 6 WILLIAMS–LAS VEGAS. Cross the

Mojave gold-strike country, which still has traces

of century-old ghost towns set in natural desert

beauty. Watch for Joshua trees, a species of the lily

family that grows to more than 40 feet in height

and can live up to 300 years. By late afternoon,

reach Las Vegas, the fantastic city of feverish

gambling, neon lights, bars, and glamorous

shows. Be sure to explore some of the many

themed casino resorts along the colorful “Strip.”

This evening, we highly recommend a night out

to a dazzling stage show featuring top Vegas

entertainment.

Day 7 LAS VEGAS. The morning and afternoon

are free for you to swim and sunbathe at the

hotel pool or explore the varied casinos and

shopping plazas. Your Tour Director will have more

suggestions to fill your day. Consider a river float

trip through the Black Canyon.

Day 8 LAS VEGAS–MAMMOTH LAKES. A

day of striking natural contrasts as the journey

continues across the desert landscape of Nevada

before crossing into California and ascending

into the snowcapped Sierra Nevadas. Overnight

in Mammoth, a popular alpine resort area

surrounded by beauty and majesty—and within

easy reach of Yosemite National Park.

NOTE: Tioga Pass is typically closed from

November to the end of May due to snow.

old

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GRAND CANYON

WILLIAMS

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK

Priced From $2,179 AU

Expect Tioga Pass to be closed for the following

departures: 11, 25 Mar.; 15, 29 Apr.; 13 May;

and 28 Oct. These departures will be routed to

overnight in Tulare instead of Mammoth Lakes.

Departures from the end of May through end of

October are expected to overnight in Mammoth

Lakes, however, weather may affect the routing of

tours to Tulare during these times as well.

Day 9 MAMMOTH LAKES–YOSEMITE

NATIONAL PARK–MODESTO. Cross high Tioga

Pass and enter

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK,

a wonderland of spectacular lakes, giant granite

domes, towering pinnacles, cascading waterfalls,

and lush forests. Afterward, drive to Modesto.

Day 10 MODESTO–SAN FRANCISCO. This

morning, head for San Francisco, crossing the

splendid bay with vistas of the San Francisco

skyline and its magnificent harbor. On your city

tour, see the main sights, including the renowned

Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, and

Nob Hill. Tonight you may choose to join your

traveling companions for an optional evening in

Chinatown. Explore this vibrant historic section

of San Francisco that houses the largest Chinese

community outside of Asia. Enjoy a lavish 4-course

dinner at an authentic Chinese restaurant. End

with a short walking tour of Chinatown, plus a

ride on one of San Francisco’s famous cable cars.

(CB)

Day 11 SAN FRANCISCO. This morning, visit

the famous and fascinating

PRISON. Get a close-up look at the infamous

federal penitentiary that was off limits to the

public for years. Afterward, the day is yours

to do some more exploring in the “ City by the

Bay.” Ride San Francisco’s historic cable cars or

take a walking tour of one of the city’s diverse

neighborhoods.

NOTE: The National Park Service requires we

disclose that the value of the Alcatraz Prison visit

is US$30.

Day 12 SAN FRANCISCO. The trip ends today

with guests departing on individual schedules.

Transfers to San Francisco International Airport are

included. Extend your vacation with extra nights

and explore the “City by the Bay” further with a

variety of exciting optional activities.

Tour 8510

DATES & PRICES

Start

LosAngeles

Departure

number

End

12days

AU$

SanFrancisco

0311

0325

0415

0429

0513

0527

0603

0610

0617

0624

0701

0708

0715

0722

0802

0812

0819

0826

0902

0909

0913

0915

0922

0927

0929

0930

1007

1011

1014

1028

Fri11Mar

Fri25Mar

Fri15Apr

Fri29Apr

Fri13May

Fri27May

Fri03Jun

Fri10Jun

Fri17Jun

Fri24Jun

Fri01Jul

Fri08Jul

Fri15Jul

Fri22Jul

Tue02Aug

Fri12Aug

Fri19Aug

Fri26Aug

Fri02Sep

Fri09Sep

Tue13Sep

Thu15Sep

Thu22Sep

Tue27Sep

Thu29Sep

Fri30Sep

Fri07Oct

Tue11Oct

Fri14Oct

Fri28Oct

Tue22Mar

Tue05Apr

Tue26Apr

Tue10May

Tue24May

Tue07Jun

Tue14Jun

Tue21Jun

Tue28Jun

Tue05Jul

Tue12Jul

Tue19Jul

Tue26Jul

Tue02Aug

Sat13Aug

Tue23Aug

Tue30Aug

Tue06Sep

Tue13Sep

Tue20Sep

Sat24Sep

Mon26Sep

Mon03Oct

Sat08Oct

Mon10Oct

Tue11Oct

Tue18Oct

Sat22Oct

Tue25Oct

Tue08Nov

2179

2179

2189

2239

2239

2269

2269

2269

2269

2269

2269

2269

2269

2269

2269

2269

2269

2269

2269

2269

2269

2269

2269

2269

2269

2269

2269

2269

2269

2179

In partnership with the National

Park Foundation, Cosmos

immerses you in the sights,

sounds, landscapes, and history shared in many

of America’s national parks. Just look for the

to see which national parks are included

throughout your journey.

Relax in Honolulu

Tour 8513—19 days

ALCATRAZ

Add 7 nights in Honolulu to your vacation for

AU$1,200.

Please see page 12 for details.

Pricesareforalllandarrangements.

GratuitiesperpersonforTourDirectoranddriver:$161

Pricesbasedondoubleroomoccupancy.

SingleRoomSupplement:8510$896

TripleRoomReductionperperson:8510$141

GuaranteedShares:seepage11.

Additionalaccommodationsbeforeorafteryourtourmaybe

available,seepage99.

Enhance your vacation experience and see the best of the U.S.

East and West Coasts by combining this tour with our “New

York, Niagara Falls & Washington DC” tour on page 64. You will

save $50 per person when booking a second or subsequent

Cosmos tour.

SAN FRANCISCO

CosmosTours.com.au

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SOLVANG

SEDONA

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK

GOLDEN WEST ADVENTURE

Tour 8501—16 days from Los Angeles to Los Angeles

OFFICIAL PARTNER

Tour 8503 with Honolulu extension—23 days from Los Angeles to Honolulu

Your Travel Package Includes:

CALIFORNIA

NEVADA

Sightseeing: In Los Angeles, San Francisco, Monterey, and Alcatraz. ■ Inside visits

as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where

applicable.

Scenic Highlights: Palm Springs, Sedona, Oak Creek Canyon, Grand Canyon National

Park, Historic Route 66, Las Vegas, Sierra Nevada Mountains, Yosemite National Park,

Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, Nob Hill, Monterey, 17-Mile Drive, Carmel,

Solvang, and coastal Santa Barbara.

Guides: Services of a professional Tour Director; on Tour 8503—local host in Honolulu,

where information is provided for independent exploration and dining.

Transportation: Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.

Hotels: Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service charges,

and tips for baggage handling. Listed hotels or equivalent; see page 98.

LOS ANGELES LA Hotel Downtown (D), SCOTTSDALE Saguaro Scottsdale (MF),

FLAGSTAFF Days Hotel Flagstaff (MF), LAS VEGAS Harrah’s Las Vegas (F), MAMMOTH

LAKES Sierra Nevada Resort and Spa (T) / TULARE Best Western Town and Country (ST),

MODESTO Best Western Palm Court Inn (ST), SAN FRANCISCO Holiday Inn Golden

Gateway (MF) or OAKLAND The Oakland Marriott City Center (F) on departures 0913

and 0927, MONTEREY Days Inn Monterey Downtown (ST), SOLVANG Holiday Inn

Express Solvang (ST); HONOLULU EXTENSION Sheraton Princess Kaiulani (F)

Meals: 3 continental breakfasts (CB)

MyAccount: Personalize your tour ahead of time with additional excursions.

Visit our website for details and conditions.

Yosemite National Park

Wine

Country

1

Mammoth Lakes

1

3

San Francisco

Modesto

Monterey

1

17-Mile Drive

Carmel

Tulare

(When Tioga

Pass is closed)

Las Vegas

3

1

Grand Canyon

National Park

Solvang

1

Santa Barbara

Pacific Ocean

1

Santa Monica

2

Flagstaff

1

Sedona

Palm Springs

Los Angeles

1

Scottsdale

Tour 8503 with Honolulu extension

ARIZONA

OAHU

Pacific Ocean

Honolulu

7

Maximum elevation on tour: 9,945 ft.

Day 4 SCOTTSDALE–SEDONA–GRAND

CANYON NATIONAL PARK–FLAGSTAFF. Your

first stop is Sedona, a thriving center for New

Age arts set in canyon country. Next, we pass

through the weather-sculptured rock formations

of stunning Oak Creek Canyon and up onto the

Mogollon Rim, passing the San Francisco Peaks

and arriving at one of the Natural Wonders of

the World—the

GRAND CANYON. There is

time to stroll the canyon rim. For a once-in-a-

lifetime experience, take our optional helicopter

flightseeing excursion for incomparable views of

flame-colored walls plunging 6,000 feet into the

Colorado River. Overnight in Flagstaff.

Day 5 FLAGSTAFF–LAS VEGAS. Leave the

mountain town of Flagstaff on historic Route

66 and cross the

old Mojave gold-strike

country, which still bears traces of century-old

ghost towns set in natural desert beauty. By late

afternoon, reach Las Vegas, a fantastic city of

Day 1 LOS ANGELES. Welcome to Los Angeles!

Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to

answer any questions.

Day 2 LOS ANGELES. Begin with a sightseeing

tour of the world’s “Capital of Glamour,” including

a drive through Hollywood and the famous TCL

Chinese Theatre. The remainder of your day is at

leisure; your Tour Director will have suggestions so

you can further explore the city. Stroll down Olvera

Street, the heart of the original Spanish Mission,

or visit the Getty Center with its wonderful art

collection. This evening, plenty of suggestions for

dining and shopping will be available.

Day 3 LOS ANGELES–PALM SPRINGS–

SCOTTSDALE. Stop in the desert oasis of Palm

Springs with its distinctive wind farms, 5,000

swimming pools, and 90 golf courses! Afterward,

we make our way to Scottsdale, where the

evening has been set aside for independent time.

feverish gambling, neon lights, and glamorous

shows. This evening, enjoy our optional outing

to relive the revelry and timeless music of the Rat

Pack. Finish up with a stop at Glitter Gulch for

the “Fremont Street Experience” light show.

Day 6 LAS VEGAS. The morning and afternoon

are free for you to swim and sunbathe at the

hotel pool or explore the varied casinos. Try an

optional river float trip through the Black Canyon.

Day 7 LAS VEGAS. Another full day at leisure.

Your Tour Director will have plenty of activities

to choose from and will recommend favorite

restaurants and shopping areas.

Day 8 LAS VEGAS–MAMMOTH LAKES. A day of

striking contrasts as you journey across the desert

landscape of Nevada before crossing into California

and ascending into the snowcapped Sierra Nevadas.

Overnight in Mammoth, a popular alpine resort

area surrounded by beauty and majesty—and

within easy reach of Yosemite National Park.

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17-MILE DRIVE

MAMMOTH LAKES

LAS VEGAS

Priced From $2,899 AU

your free time this afternoon, consider a visit to

Monterey Bay Aquarium, known for its interactive

exhibits and teeming sea life.

Day 14 MONTEREY–17-MILE DRIVE–CARMEL–

SOLVANG. Today takes in spectacular 17-Mile Drive.

Watch Pacific Ocean waves en route to Carmel on

Carmel Bay. Nestled in a pine forest, the one-square-

mile village of Carmel is incredibly dynamic, yet still

quaint and picturesque. Afterward, we pick up the

Old Spanish Mission Trail to Solvang, where Denmark

has been recreated with picturesque buildings and

windmills. There’s time to walk the flower-lined village

streets and enjoy the “Old World” architecture. Tasty

bakery treats and perhaps a Danish smorgasbord for

dinner all add to the unique experience. (CB)

Day 15 SOLVANG–SANTA BARBARA–SANTA

MONICA–LOS ANGELES. From Solvang, it’s

a short drive south to coastal Santa Barbara.

Sightseeing includes a photo stop at the historic

mission and a visit to the pier. There’s time to

wander along the bustling waterfront or do

some shopping in some of the most talked about

boutiques in downtown Santa Barbara. Next, we

make our way to the Santa Monica Pier and the

ultimate Southern California beach. Afterward,

return to downtown Los Angeles. (CB)

Day 16 LOS ANGELES. The trip ends today with

guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers

to Los Angeles International Airport are included.

You can extend your vacation with extra nights

and explore Los Angeles further with a variety of

exciting optional activities.

Tour 8501

DATES & PRICES

Start

Los Angeles

SANTA MONICA PIER

NOTE: Tioga Pass is typically closed from

November to the end of May due to snow.

Expect Tioga Pass to be closed, for the following

departures: 24 Mar.; 05, 19 Apr.; 05, 10, 12,

13, 19, 20 May; 25 Oct.; and 01, 15 Nov. These

departures will be routed to overnight in Tulare

instead of Mammoth Lakes. Departures from the

end of May through end of October are expected

to overnight in Mammoth Lakes, however, weather

may affect the routing of tours to Tulare during

these times as well.

Day 9 MAMMOTH LAKES–YOSEMITE

NATIONAL PARK–MODESTO. Cross high Tioga

Pass and enter

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK,

a wonderland of spectacular lakes, cascading

waterfalls, lush forests, giant granite domes,

pinnacles, and mountains soaring as high as

4,000 feet above the valley floor. Afterward,

drive to Modesto.

Day 10 MODESTO–SAN FRANCISCO. This

morning we continue west to the “Golden Gate

City” of San Francisco, famous for its cable

cars. Our included sightseeing tour takes in the

spectacular

Golden Gate Bridge. (CB)

Day 11 SAN FRANCISCO. This morning, cross the

famous Golden Gate Bridge and visit the pristine

waterfront community of Sausalito. Free time to

explore this quaint, Mediterranean-style village’s

shops, galleries, and breathtaking views.

Day 12 SAN FRANCISCO. This morning, visit

fascinating

ALCATRAZ PRISON. Get a close-

up look at the infamous federal penitentiary that

was off limits to the public for years. Afterward,

the day is yours to explore the “City by the Bay.”

Choose from a variety of optional excursions.

NOTE: The National Park Service requires we

disclose that the value of the Alcatraz Prison visit

is US$30.

Day 13 SAN FRANCISCO–MONTEREY. This

morning, visit Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey,

known for its historic waterfront, delicious seafood,

and unique shopping. Then, visit Cannery Row,

made famous by John Steinbeck’s novel. During

Departure

number

End

16 days

AU$

Los Angeles

0324

0405

0419

0505

0510

0512

0513

0519

0520

0524

0531

0607

0614

0621

0623

0705

0707

0712

0719

0721

0728

0729

0802

0809

0823

0825

0830

0906

0913

0915

0916

0923

0927

1004

1006

1011

1018

1020

1025

1101

1115

Thu 24 Mar

Tue 05 Apr

Tue 19 Apr

Thu 05 May

Tue 10 May

Thu 12 May

Fri 13 May

Thu 19 May

Fri 20 May

Tue 24 May

Tue 31 May

Tue 07 Jun

Tue 14 Jun

Tue 21 Jun

Thu 23 Jun

Tue 05 Jul

Thu 07 Jul

Tue 12 Jul

Tue 19 Jul

Thu 21 Jul

Thu 28 Jul

Fri 29 Jul

Tue 02 Aug

Tue 09 Aug

Tue 23 Aug

Thu 25 Aug

Tue 30 Aug

Tue 06 Sep

Tue 13 Sep

Thu 15 Sep

Fri 16 Sep

Tue 20 Sep

Tue 27 Sep

Tue 04 Oct

Thu 06 Oct

Tue 11 Oct

Tue 18 Oct

Thu 20 Oct

Tue 25 Oct

Tue 01 Nov

Tue 15 Nov

Fri 08 Apr

Wed 20 Apr

Wed 04 May

Fri 20 May

Wed 25 May

Fri 27 May

Sat 28 May

Fri 03 Jun

Sat 04 Jun

Wed 08 Jun

Wed 15 Jun

Wed 22 Jun

Wed 29 Jun

Wed 06 Jul

Fri 08 Jul

Wed 20 Jul

Fri 22 Jul

Wed 27 Jul

Wed 03 Aug

Fri 05 Aug

Fri 12 Aug

Sat 13 Aug

Wed 17 Aug

Wed 24 Aug

Wed 07 Sep

Fri 09 Sep

Wed 14 Sep

Wed 21 Sep

Wed 28 Sep

Fri 30 Sep

Sat 01 Oct

Wed 05 Oct

Wed 12 Oct

Wed 19 Oct

Fri 21 Oct

Wed 26 Oct

Wed 02 Nov

Fri 04 Nov

Wed 09 Nov

Wed 16 Nov

Wed 30 Nov

2899

2959

2959

2989

2989

2989

2989

2989

2989

2989

2989

3009

3009

3009

3009

3019

3019

3019

3019

3019

3019

3019

3099

3099

3099

3099

3099

3099

3099

3099

3099

3099

3099

3099

3099

3099

3099

3019

2959

2959

2959

In partnership with the National

Park Foundation, Cosmos

immerses you in the sights,

sounds, landscapes, and history shared in many

of America’s national parks. Just look for the

to see which national parks are included

throughout your journey.

Prices are for all land arrangements.

Gratuities per person for Tour Director and driver: $223

Prices based on double room occupancy.

Single Room Supplement: 8501 $1,408

Triple Room Reduction per person: 8501 $243

Guaranteed Shares: see page 11.

Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be

available, see page 99.

Relax in Honolulu

Tour 8503—23 days

Add 7 nights in Honolulu to your vacation for

AU$1,200.

Please see page 12 for details.

CosmosTours.com.au

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MONUMENT VALLEY

LAKE POWELL

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CANYONLANDS

Tour 8520—9 days from Las Vegas to Las Vegas

OFFICIAL PARTNER

TAKE THE TRAIN!

TAKE THE TRAIN!

Your Travel Package Includes:

Sightseeing: Grand Canyon Railroad, Orientation tour in St. George and 4-wheel-

drive tour in Monument Valley. ■ Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour

description, including admission charges where applicable.

Scenic Highlights: Route 66, Grand Canyon National Park, Painted Desert,

Monument Valley, Lake Powell, Glen Canyon Dam, Bryce Canyon National Park, and

Zion National Park.

Guides: Local Guide for sightseeing in Monument Valley; services of a professional

Tour Director.

Transportation: One-way rail journey on board the Grand Canyon Railroad in Coach

Class; Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.

Hotels: Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service charges,

and tips for baggage handling. Listed hotels or equivalent; see page 98.

LAS VEGAS Harrah’s Las Vegas (F), WILLIAMS Grand Canyon Railway Hotel (F),

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK Grand Canyon National Park Lodges (NP),

KAYENTA Kayenta Monument Valley Inn (MF), PAGE Quality Inn Page (ST), BRYCE

CANYON NATIONAL PARK Best Western Plus Ruby’s Inn (ST), ST. GEORGE Best

Western Plus Abbey Inn & Suites (MF)

Meals: 2 continental breakfasts (CB)

MyAccount: Personalize your tour ahead of time with additional excursions.

Visit our website for details and conditions.

1

1

St. George

1

1

1

1

Kayenta

1

Grand Canyon

National Park

1

Williams

Maximum elevation on tour: 9,100 ft.

Day 1 LAS VEGAS. Welcome to exciting Las

Vegas, also known as “Sin City!” Your Tour

Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer

any questions.

Day 2 LAS VEGAS–WILLIAMS. Cross the desert

and the

old Mojave gold-strike country to

Williams, a picturesque mountain town with Route

66 as the Main Street and the gateway to the Grand

Canyon. Enjoy one of America’s best preserved

stretches of the Mother Road. Walk Main Street

and you’ll find vintage neon on buildings that are

preserved to their original character, and restaurants

that have the character of the Route 66 heyday.

Day 3 WILLIAMS–GRAND CANYON RAILROAD–

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK. Take an

unforgettable journey into the canyon on the

GRAND CANYON RAILROAD. From your 1950s-

era passenger car, while strolling musicians roam

playing tunes of yesteryear, marvel at one of the

Natural Wonders of the World as you experience

breathtaking views of the Grand Canyon. There’s

plenty of free time to wander along the canyon rim

and lose yourself in the majesty and magnificence

that is

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK. There

is time for an optional helicopter flightseeing tour of

the Grand Canyon—definitely the thrill of a lifetime.

Accommodations for this evening are inside the park.

Day 4 GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK–

MONUMENT VALLEY–KAYENTA. If you miss the

sunset over the canyon, sunrise is just as impressive!

To experience the American West that’s been

immortalized on the silver screen, journey across the

Navajo Nation to MONUMENT VALLEY. Situated on

the Arizona/Utah border, the valley’s scenic desert

vistas and iconic buttes have appeared in countless

classic Western films.

Day 5 KAYENTA–LAKE POWELL–PAGE. This

morning, your 4-WHEEL-DRIVE TOUR is a memorable

way to experience Monument Valley. Afterward,

head to Page and visit the

holding back the waters of the Colorado River in

Lake Powell, the country’s second-largest man-made

lake. This afternoon, consider an optional Antelope

Canyon cruise, which takes you onto the lake and

into the tight, winding canyons.

Day 6 PAGE–BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK.

Our optional early morning flights provides another

unique perspective of Lake Powell. This beautiful

sightseeing flight also includes Glen Canyon Dam,

Wahweap Marina, Tower Butte, and Rainbow

Bridge, the largest natural arch on Earth. Then, travel

into Utah along the Grand Staircase to

CANYON NATIONAL PARK. Bryce is famous for its

unique geology; erosion has created bizarre shapes,

including slot canyons, windows, fins, and spires

called “hoodoos.” Tinted with numerous colors,

these rocks create a wondrous landscape. Make sure

to have your camera on hand today! (CB)

Day 7 BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK–ZION

NATIONAL PARK–ST. GEORGE. “Zion” is an

ancient Hebrew word meaning a place of refuge

or sanctuary. Once a refuge for Mormon pioneers,

ZION NATIONAL PARK’S striking landscapes

BRYCE

Glen Canyon Dam,

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ZION NATIONAL PARK

GRAND CANYON RAILROAD

Priced From $1,829 AU

of steep canyons and stone towers carved out by

rushing streams over millions of years will mesmerise

you. There is plenty of time to explore the park:

take the park shuttle, see the Visitor’s Centre and

the museum, take a leisurely hike, bird watch, or

join a park ranger to learn more about the animals,

geology, plants, and human history. You’ll overnight

in St. George.

Day 8 ST. GEORGE–ZION NATIONAL PARK–LAS

VEGAS. This morning begins with an orientation

tour of St. George, the most important Mormon

community in southern Utah. We continue to Las

Vegas, with a mid-afternoon arrival. (CB)

Day 9 LAS VEGAS. The trip ends today with guests

departing on individual schedules. Transfers to Las

Vegas McCarran International Airport are included.

You can extend your vacation with extra nights and

explore “Sin City” further with a variety of exciting

optional activities.

In partnership with the National

Park Foundation, Cosmos

immerses you in the sights,

sounds, landscapes, and history shared in many

of America’s national parks. Just look for the

to see which national parks are included

throughout your journey.

Tour 8520

DATES & PRICES

Start

Las Vegas

Departure

number

End

9 days

AU$

Las Vegas

0425

0502

0509

0523

0530

0606

0613

0620

0905

0912

0919

0926

1003

1010

1024

Mon 25 Apr

Mon 02 May

Mon 09 May

Mon 23 May

Mon 30 May

Mon 06 Jun

Mon 13 Jun

Mon 20 Jun

Mon 05 Sep

Mon 12 Sep

Mon 19 Sep

Mon 26 Sep

Mon 03 Oct

Mon 10 Oct

Mon 24 Oct

Tue 03 May

Tue 10 May

Tue 17 May

Tue 31 May

Tue 07 Jun

Tue 14 Jun

Tue 21 Jun

Tue 28 Jun

Tue 13 Sep

Tue 20 Sep

Tue 27 Sep

Tue 04 Oct

Tue 11 Oct

Tue 18 Oct

Tue 01 Nov

1859

1859

1859

1859

1859

1859

1859

1859

1919

1919

1919

1919

1919

1919

1829

Prices are for all land arrangements.

Gratuities per person for Tour Director and driver: $123

Prices based on double room occupancy.

Single Room Supplement: $653

Triple Room Reduction per person: $109

Guaranteed Shares: see page 11.

Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be

available, see page 99.

ANTELOPE CANYON

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PRICED AS LOW AS

$171 A DAY!

BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK

CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL

OLD FAITHFUL

NATIONAL PARKS & CANYON COUNTRY

Tour 8600—14 days from Denver to Las Vegas

OFFICIAL PARTNER

Your Travel Package Includes:

Yellowstone National Park

2

1

National Park

SOUTH DAKOTA

Sheridan

Grand Teton

Sightseeing: In Salt Lake City, Crazy Horse Memorial, Mount Rushmore, and Tatanka.

■ Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission

charges where applicable.

Scenic Highlights: Black Hills, Deadwood, Yellowstone National Park, Old Faithful,

Grand Teton National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, Lake

Powell, Painted Desert, and Grand Canyon National Park.

Guides: Services of a professional Tour Director.

Transportation: Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.

Hotels: Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service charges,

and tips for baggage handling. Listed hotels or equivalent; see page 98.

DENVER Holiday Inn Express Denver Downtown (ST), KEYSTONE Mt. Rushmore White

House Resort (T), DEADWOOD Deadwood Gulch Gaming Resort (MF), CODY Buffalo

Bill Village (ST), YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK Yellowstone National Park Lodges

(NP) or Brandin’ Iron Inn (T), JACKSON Painted Buffalo Inn (ST), SALT LAKE CITY

Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites (MF), BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK Best Western

Ruby’s Inn (ST), PAGE Quality Inn Lake Powell (ST), GRAND CANYON NATIONAL

PARK Grand Canyon National Park Lodges (NP), LAS VEGAS Harrah’s Las Vegas (F)

Meals: On Tour 8600—1 breakfast (B), 5 continental breakfasts (CB); on Tour 8606—

3 breakfasts (B), 4 continental breakfasts (CB)

MyAccount: Personalize your tour ahead of time with additional excursions.

Visit our website for details and conditions.

Deadwood

Mount Rushmore

Cody

1

Jackson

IDAHO

2

1

Keystone

Black Hills

WYOMING

NEVADA

Salt Lake City

1

Cheyenne

UTAH

Denver

1

Bryce Canyon

National Park

Lake Powell

Page

Painted Desert

Zion

1

National

Park

COLORADO

Las Vegas

1

1

1

Grand Canyon

National Park

ARIZONA

Maximum elevation on tour: 9,033 ft.

Day 1 DENVER. Welcome to Denver, the “Mile High

City,” capital of Colorado and gateway to the Rocky

Mountains. Your Tour Director is on hand late this

afternoon to answer any questions.

Day 2 DENVER–CHEYENNE–BLACK HILLS OF

SOUTH DAKOTA–KEYSTONE. Depart Denver

and travel north to Cheyenne, the state capital

of Wyoming, then it’s on through the beautiful

Black Hills of South Dakota, immortalized in a

famous song from the musical ‘Calamity Jane’, to

the historic frontier town of Custer. Overnight in

Keystone. (CB)

Day 3 KEYSTONE–MOUNT RUSHMORE–

DEADWOOD. See Crazy Horse Memorial, a

monument carved out of a mountain that pays

respect to the great Native American hero, Chief

Crazy Horse. Drive deep into the Black Hills,

through what was Sioux Indian territory, to see the

stunning granite faces of

a giant monument to four great American

presidents: Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and

Theodore Roosevelt. Afterward, visit TATANKA:

The Story of the Bison, and experience the richness

of the Lakota people. On to Deadwood, a lawless

frontier town during the 1876 Gold Rush, where

Jack McCall murdered Wild Bill Hickok during

a poker game. Overnight here, and discover

Deadwood’s Wild West ways as you walk in the

footsteps of legends like Calamity Jane and Seth

Bullock.

Day 4 DEADWOOD–CODY. This morning, head

through high country, where open-range cattle

kings made war on the homesteaders in the 1890s.

Drive past Sheridan in the Bighorn Mountains, site

of battles between the U.S. Cavalry and the Sioux,

Cheyenne, and Crow Indians. Overnight in Buffalo

Bill’s frontier town of Cody. (CB)

Day 5 CODY–YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL

PARK. Proceed through Shoshone National

Forest to

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK.

Travel along Grand Loop Road to Artist Point for

views of the Lower Falls of the Grand Canyon

of the Yellowstone. Overnight in Yellowstone

National Park.

NOTES: Accommodations used by Cosmos in

Yellowstone National Park are typically open from

late May through late September. Departures

before or after these opening dates will stay in

West Yellowstone.

■ Routing and areas visited in Yellowstone

National Park are always subject to favorable

weather, gate access, and road conditions;

therefore, routings may be adjusted.

Day 6 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK. Today,

explore more of America’s first national park by

returning to visit the geyser basins with bubbling

mud paint pots and the reliable “blow” of Old

Faithful. In addition to superb mountain scenery,

the park is one of the world’s principle wildlife

preserves and a photographer’s paradise.

MOUNT RUSHMORE,

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MOOSE

GRAND TETONS

Day 7 YELLOWSTONE–GRAND TETON

NATIONAL PARK–JACKSON. Head south into

magnificent

GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK,

one of America’s last preserves of wild solitude.

Its 13,770-foot-high ridges are crested with snow

most of the year. Stroll along the shores of beautiful

glacier-fed Jenny Lake before ending the day in

the Wild West town of Jackson with its wooden

sidewalks and swing-door saloons. This evening, join

an optional barbecue cookout and Wild West show.

Day 8 JACKSON. Time to relax in Jackson, or

maybe join a scenic trip down the Snake River.

Enjoy an 8-mile float trip that begins at Pritchard

Creek and passes nesting areas of bald eagles

and ospreys. The afternoon is free in Jackson

to explore the shops and museums of historic

downtown. This evening, pershaps stroll along

the old-time boardwalks and have supper at a

swing-door saloon. (CB)

Day 9 JACKSON–SALT LAKE CITY. Today, leave

Jackson and drive to Salt Lake City, Utah’s vibrant

capital. Set on the edge of Great Salt Lake Desert,

this center of the Mormon religion is where

Brigham Young declared to his followers, “This is

MOUNT RUSHMORE

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SALT LAKE CITY

LAKE POWELL

GRIZZLY BEAR

NATIONAL PARKS & CANYON COUNTRY CONTINUED

the place.” An included sightseeing tour features

a glimpse of Temple Square, the Capitol Building,

and beautiful downtown Salt Lake City. (CB)

Day 10 SALT LAKE CITY–BRYCE CANYON

NATIONAL PARK. Journey through sagebrush

landscape to

BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK

with its 20 miles of sandstone cliffs and ever-

changing colors. See some of Earth’s most brilliant

shades of rock, sculpted by nature into pillars

called “hoodoos.” (B)

Day 11 BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK–

ZION NATIONAL PARK–PAGE. First stop today is

ZION NATIONAL PARK with its landscape carved

over millions of years by rushing streams. Steep

canyons, stone towers, and verdant vegetation

form the scenery of Zion. Then, head east into

Page on the shores of Lake Powell, originally built

to house workers during the construction of the

massive

Glen Canyon Dam, which holds back

the waters of 186-mile-long Lake Powell.

Day 12 PAGE–PAINTED DESERT–GRAND

CANYON NATIONAL PARK. Enjoy an optional

flight over scenic Monument Valley. Then, cross the

Painted Desert and head through Kaibab National

Forest before arriving at

NATIONAL PARK in the early afternoon. Marvel

at one of the Natural Wonders of the World as

you experience amazing views. You’ll have plenty

of time to do some viewing before dusk, as your

accommodation is inside the National Park. (CB)

Day 13 GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK–

LAS VEGAS. For a once-in-a-lifetime thrill, take an

optional helicopter flightseeing trip over the Grand

Canyon, with incomparable views of flame-colored

walls plunging 4,800 feet into the Colorado River.

Leaving the high country of Arizona, we pass

through Williams on famous Route 66, and then

the

old Mojave gold-strike country, which

still has traces of century-old ghost towns. Arrive

in Las Vegas—a neon desert oasis packed with

spectacular hotels and casinos.

Day 14 LAS VEGAS. The trip ends today with

guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers

to Las Vegas McCarran International Airport are

included. You can extend your vacation with extra

nights and explore “Sin City” further with a variety

of exciting optional activities.

GRAND CANYON

In partnership with the National

Park Foundation, Cosmos

immerses you in the sights,

sounds, landscapes, and history shared in many

of America’s national parks. Just look for the

to see which national parks are included

throughout your journey.

BISON

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LAS VEGAS

PAINTED DESERT

Priced From $2,399 AU

ZION NATIONAL PARK

Tour 8600

DATES & PRICES

Start

Denver

End

14days

AU$

Departure

number

LasVegas

0506

0513

0519

0520

0527

0602

0603

0609

0610

0616

0617

0623

0624

0630

0707

0708

0714

0715

0721

0722

0818

0819

0825

0826

0901

0902

0908

0909

0915

0916

0922

0923

0929

0930

Fri06May

Fri13May

Thu19May

Fri20May

Fri27May

Thu02Jun

Fri03Jun

Thu09Jun

Fri10Jun

Thu16Jun

Fri17Jun

Thu23Jun

Fri24Jun

Thu30Jun

Thu07Jul

Fri08Jul

Thu14Jul

Fri15Jul

Thu21Jul

Fri22Jul

Thu18Aug

Fri19Aug

Thu25Aug

Fri26Aug

Thu01Sep

Fri02Sep

Thu08Sep

Fri09Sep

Thu15Sep

Fri16Sep

Thu22Sep

Fri23Sep

Thu29Sep

Fri30Sep

Thu19May

Thu26May

Wed01Jun

Thu02Jun

Thu09Jun

Wed15Jun

Thu16Jun

Wed22Jun

Thu23Jun

Wed29Jun

Thu30Jun

Wed06Jul

Thu07Jul

Wed13Jul

Wed20Jul

Thu21Jul

Wed27Jul

Thu28Jul

Wed03Aug

Thu04Aug

Wed31Aug

Thu01Sep

Wed07Sep

Thu08Sep

Wed14Sep

Thu15Sep

Wed21Sep

Thu22Sep

Wed28Sep

Thu29Sep

Wed05Oct

Thu06Oct

Wed12Oct

Thu13Oct

2399

2399

2649

2649

2649

2719

2719

2719

2719

2739

2739

2739

2739

2779

2779

2779

2779

2779

2779

2779

2739

2739

2739

2739

2739

2729

2729

2729

2689

2689

2649

2649

2439

2399

GLEN CANYON DAM

SPECIA L D EPA RTU RE

Start

Denver

15days

AU$

May3

May24

May31

Jun7

Jun14

Jun21

Jun28

Jul19

Aug16

Aug30

Sep6

Sep20

2529

2779

2819

2819

2859

2859

2879

2879

2849

2849

2849

2629

Pricesareforalllandarrangements.

GratuitiesperpersonforTour

Directoranddriver:$215

Pricesbasedondoubleroom

occupancy.

SingleRoomSupplement:from

$1,043to$1,280

TripleRoomReductionperperson:

from$218to$262

GuaranteedShares:seepage11.

Additionalaccommodationsbefore

orafteryourtourmaybeavailable,

seepage99.

NATIVE AMERICAN MEMORIAL STATUE

Little Bighorn Tour 8606—15 days

You can combine this vacation with our Little Bighorn special departures.

These special departures have one extra night in Sheridan, and stay in

Yellowstone or West Yellowstone, based on seasonality, as described in

the itinerary. See note on Day 5 for details.

Little Big Horn Battlefield commemorates one of America’s most

famous battles—the life or death struggle that occurred between two

divergent cultures in June 1876. Hear about the great Sioux warrior,

Crazy Horse, and about the defeat of the U.S. 7th Cavalry by the Lakota

(Sioux), Cheyenne, and Arapaho. Learn the true story of “Custer’s Last

Stand,” which has been memorialized in many books, paintings, and

films.

Pricesareforalllandarrangements.

GratuitiesperpersonforTourDirectoranddriver:$200

Pricesbasedondoubleroomoccupancy.

SingleRoomSupplement:from$954to$1,235

TripleRoomReductionperperson:from$205to$250

GuaranteedShares:seepage11.

Additionalaccommodationsbeforeorafteryourtourmaybe

available,seepage99.

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DURANGO & SILVERTON NARROW-GAUGE RAILROAD

ARCHES NATIONAL PARK

MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK

CIRCLE THE AMERICAN WEST

Tour 8160—15 days from Denver to Denver

OFFICIAL PARTNER

Your Travel Package Includes:

Sightseeing: Lake Powell cruise, 4-wheel-drive tour in Monument Valley,

Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Railroad, and Pike’s Peak Cog Railway.

■ Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including

admission charges where applicable.

Scenic Highlights: Vail, Glenwood Canyon, Colorado National Monument,

Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park,

Capitol Reef National Park, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument,

Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, Wupatki National Monument,

Route 66, Grand Canyon National Park, Monument Valley, Four Corners, Mesa

Verde National Park, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, and Garden

of the Gods.

Guides: Services of a professional Tour Director.

Transportation: Two scenic train journeys; private, deluxe air-conditioned

motorcoach while touring.

Hotels: Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes,

service charges, and tips for baggage handling. Listed hotels or equivalent;

see page 98.

DENVER Holiday Inn Express Denver Downtown (ST), GRAND JUNCTION

Doubletree by Hilton Grand Junction (F), MOAB Big Horn Lodge (ST),

BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK Best Western Plus Ruby’s Inn (ST),

PAGE Quality Inn at Lake Powell (ST), WILLIAMS Days Inn Williams (F),

KAYENTA Kayenta Monument Valley Inn (MF), DURANGO Durango

Downtown Inn (MF), GUNNISON Comfort Inn Gunnison (ST), COLORADO

SPRINGS Hotel Elegante Conference & Event Center (F)

Meals: 6 continental breakfasts (CB)

MyAccount: Personalize your tour ahead of time with additional

excursions. Visit our website for details and conditions.

Colorado

National

Monument

Glenwood

Canyon

Arches

Dead Horse

Point State Park

National Park

1

1

1

Denver

Vail

Grand

Junction

Moab

Canyonlands

National Park

2

Buena Vista

Montrose

Pikes Peak

Gunnison

1

Black Canyon

of the Gunnison

Capitol Reef National Park

Colorado

Springs

1

Bryce Canyon National Park

Zion National Park

1

Ouray

Mesa Verde

National Park

National Park

Silverton

1

Page

2

Durango

Four Corners

Region

Flagstaff

1

Grand Canyon

National Park

Williams

Monument

Valley

2

Maximum elevation on tour: 14,114 ft.

Stroll along the Rim Walk, towering 2,000 feet

directly above the Colorado River. Dead Horse Point

Mesa provides breathtaking views of southeastern

Utah’s canyon country and the pinnacles and buttes

of Canyonlands National Park.

Day 1 DENVER. Welcome to Denver! Your Tour

Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer

any questions.

Day 2 DENVER–VAIL–GLENWOOD CANYON–

GRAND JUNCTION. Travel west into the Rockies

and stop in Vail, one of America’s most popular

mountain resorts. Continue through the massive

1,800-foot-high walls of Glenwood Canyon before

reaching the awe-inspiring natural beauty and

dramatic red-rock landscape of Grand Junction. (CB)

Day 3 GRAND JUNCTION–COLORADO

NATIONAL MONUMENT–ARCHES NATIONAL

PARK–MOAB. This morning, visit

NATIONAL MONUMENT with its canyons that

drop as much as 500 feet deep. On to

NATIONAL PARK, with over 2,000 preserved natural

sandstone arches, including the world-famous

Delicate Arch. Overnight in Moab, with time to

stroll through the downtown shops for a great

selection of Southwestern art and jewelry.

Day 4 MOAB. EXCURSION TO CANYONLANDS

NATIONAL PARK & DEAD HORSE POINT

STATE PARK. The day begins with magnificent

CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK, a colorful

landscape eroded into countless canyons, mesas,

and buttes by the Colorado and Green Rivers.

The remote Maze, the rugged Needles, and our

destination today, “The Island in the Sky.” Continue

on to DEAD HORSE POINT STATE PARK, where your

Tour Director tells you the legend behind the name.

Day 5 MOAB–CAPITOL REEF NATIONAL PARK–

BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK. Today’s

route through

CAPITOL REEF NATIONAL PARK

and Escalante is one of the most spectacular, yet

unknown, scenic drives in the USA. The majesty

of Capitol Reef will intrigue you with its twisting

canyons, massive domes, monoliths, and spires of

sandstone. Next, travel along GRAND STAIRCASE-

ESCALANTE NATIONAL MONUMENT to

CANYON NATIONAL PARK, where slow erosion

COLORADO

BRYCE

ARCHES

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Priced From $3,079 AU

Day 11 DURANGO. EXCURSION ON THE

DURANGO & SILVERTON NARROW-GAUGE

RAILROAD. Board the DURANGO & SILVERTON

NARROW-GAUGE RAILROAD this morning for

a scenic ride through San Juan National Forest.

Experience the adventure of traveling by a coal-

fired, steam-powered locomotive on the same

tracks that miners, cowboys, and settlers of the

Old West took more than a century ago. This

historic train has been in continuous operation for

more than 125 years, and the locomotives used

to pull today’s train are 1923-1925 vintage. The

train hugs steep canyon walls as it winds its way

through the Rio de las Animas Canyon, with vistas

of snowcapped peaks. Free time in Silverton, once

a major mining town that owes its name to the

bragging statement by an early miner, “We have no

gold, but silver by the ton!”

Day 12 DURANGO–OURAY–MONTROSE–

BLACK CANYON OF THE GUNNISON

NATIONAL PARK–GUNNISON. Travel north

through the San Juan Mountains, stopping in

Ouray, a small community nestled in some of the

Rockies’ most rugged and towering peaks. This

afternoon, visit one of America’s newest national

parks:

BLACK CANYON OF THE GUNNISON

NATIONAL PARK. The unique and spectacular

landscape was formed slowly by the action of

water and rock scouring. No other canyon in North

America combines the narrow opening, sheer

walls, and startling depths that you will see here.

Day 13 GUNNISON–BUENA VISTA–COLORADO

SPRINGS. Our journey continues through beautiful

Buena Vista, a picture postcard town that has

retained a Wild West charm and is nestled at the

foot of the Rocky Mountains. Continue to Colorado

Springs, where the view from the top of nearby

Pikes Peak inspired Katharine Lee Bates to compose

America the Beautiful more than 100 years ago.

Visit the GARDEN OF THE GODS, a city park that is

a garden of towering red rock formations. (CB)

Day 14 COLORADO SPRINGS–PIKES PEAK COG

RAILWAY–DENVER. Conclude your journey with

a fabulous train ride on the PIKE’S PEAK COG

RAILWAY, the world’s highest cog railroad. Travel

along Ruxton Creek in Englemann Canyon, then

over Four Mile Switch for your first glimpse of Pikes

Peak. At about the 5-mile point, the grade gets

steep as you climb above the timberline and reach

the 14,110-foot summit of Pikes Peak. Return to

Denver in the late afternoon for an evening at

leisure.

Day 15 DENVER. The trip ends today with guests

departing on individual schedules. Transfers to

Denver International Airport are included. You

can extend your vacation with extra nights and

explore Denver further with a variety of exciting

optional activities. (CB)

NOTE: Colorado, Utah, and Arizona are blessed

with exquisite mountain scenery and extraordinary

outdoor attractions. Visiting and participating in

activities in these locations is subject to favorable

weather and / or road conditions.

over the ages has created fantastically sculpted rock

formations resembling castle towers and cathedral

spires. The natural amphitheaters and canyons glow

with different lights throughout the day.

Day 6 BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK–ZION

NATIONAL PARK–PAGE. Today, descend into half-

mile-deep

ZION NATIONAL PARK. “Zion” means

a place of peace and refuge. Enjoy the colorful

sandstone walls that rise thousands of feet above

the lush greenery of the canyon floor. Afterward,

head east into Page on the shores of Lake Powell

and CRUISE the waters of America’s second-largest

man-made reservoir.

Day 7 PAGE–FLAGSTAFF–WILLIAMS. First

stop this morning is the

MONUMENT, one of several sites preserving

pueblos (villages) of ancient peoples. Take time

to imagine the past before visiting one of the five

largest prehistoric pueblos, the Wupatki Pueblo.

An afternoon arrival in Flagstaff allows time to

explore an eclectic mixture of big-city culture and

charming downtown atmosphere. Our journey

continues to Williams, a picturesque mountain town

with Route 66 as the Main Street and the gateway

to the Grand Canyon. Enjoy one of the best

preserved stretches of the Mother Road in America.

Walk Main Street and you’ll find vintage neon

on buildings that are preserved to their original

character, and restaurants that have the character of

the Route 66 heyday. (CB)

Day 8 WILLIAMS. EXCURSION INTO GRAND

CANYON NATIONAL PARK. Today, experience

one of the Natural Wonders of the World and see

the beauty and splendor of

NATIONAL PARK. The day is free to enjoy the park

at your leisure. Wander along the canyon rim for

breathtaking views. For a once-in-a-lifetime thrill,

take an optional helicopter flightseeing trip over the

Grand Canyon. (CB)

Day 9 WILLIAMS–MONUMENT VALLEY–

KAYENTA. To experience the American West

that’s been immortalized on the silver screen,

journey across the Navajo Nation to MONUMENT

VALLEY. Situated on the Arizona/Utah border,

the valley’s scenic desert vistas and iconic buttes

have appeared in countless classic Western films.

See the massive formations on a memorable

4-WHEEL-DRIVE TOUR. (CB)

Day 10 KAYENTA–FOUR CORNERS–MESA

VERDE NATIONAL PARK–DURANGO. Today,

continue through Utah to the “FOUR CORNERS”

region, where Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New

Mexico converge, and you can stand in four states

at the same time. Next, wondrous

NATIONAL PARK, a UNESCO World Heritage Site,

where you walk in the footsteps of Ancestral

Puebloans and see their mysterious, centuries-old

cliff dwellings. Afterward, head to Durango in the

Animas River Valley, surrounded by the San Juan

Mountains. Tonight, maybe explore the historic

downtown.

WUPATKI NATIONAL

GARDEN OF THE GODS

FALL FOLIAGE—Enjoy the

spectacular colors of the West

on our special fall foliage

departure: Sept. 23 (if Mother Nature permits).

In partnership with the National

Park Foundation, Cosmos

immerses you in the sights,

sounds, landscapes, and history shared in many

of America’s national parks. Just look for the

to see which national parks are included

throughout your journey.

GRAND CANYON

Tour 8160

DATES & PRICES

Start

Denver

Departure

number

End

Denver

15days

AU$

0527

0603

0617

0826

0902

0909

0923

Fri27May

Fri03Jun

Fri17Jun

Fri26Aug

Fri02Sep

Fri09Sep

Fri23Sep

Fri10Jun

Fri17Jun

Fri01Jul

Fri09Sep

Fri16Sep

Fri23Sep

Fri07Oct

3139

3139

3139

3139

3139

3079

3079

Pricesareforalllandarrangements.

GratuitiesperpersonforTourDirectoranddriver:$215

Pricesbasedondoubleroomoccupancy.

SingleRoomSupplement:$1,190

TripleRoomReductionperperson:$256

GuaranteedShares:seepage11.

Additionalaccommodationsbeforeorafteryourtourmaybe

available,seepage99.

MESA VERDE

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OLD TOWN ALBUQUERUE

ROUTE 66 IN ARIZONA

GATEWAY ARCH

HIGHLIGHTS OF ROUTE 66

Tour 8530—16 days from Chicago to Los Angeles

Chicago

2

Pontiac

Springfield

1

MISSOURI

NEVADA

ILLINOIS

St. Louis

1

Seligman

KANSAS

Las Vegas

2

Grand Canyon

National Park

Winslow

1

CALIFORNIA

1

Tucumcari

Barstow

OKLAHOMA

1Branson

Albuquerque

Williams

Santa

Monica

2

Amarillo

1

Los Angeles

Flagstaff

1

1

2

Gallup

Oklahoma City

Santa Rosa

TEXAS

ARIZONA

NEW MEXICO

Maximum elevation on tour: 7,262 ft.

Your Travel Package Includes:

Sightseeing: In Chicago, Oklahoma City, and Los Angeles; orientation in St.

Louis, Route 66 Hall of Fame & Museum, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum,

Gateway Arch, Will Rogers Memorial Museum, Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western

Heritage Museum, Oklahoma Route 66 Museum, Route 66 Auto Museum, and

Barstow Route 66 Museum. ■ Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour

description, including admission charges where applicable.

Scenic Highlights: Route 66, Acoma Sky City, Grand Canyon National Park, and

Route 66 icons: Cadillac Ranch, Tucumcari, and Las Vegas.

Guides: Services of a professional Tour Director.

Transportation: Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.

Hotels: Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service

charges, and tips for baggage handling. Listed hotels or equivalent; see page 98.

CHICAGO Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro (F), SPRINGFIELD Hilton Springfield (F),

ST. LOUIS Pear Tree Inn Union Station (ST), BRANSON Comfort Inn at Thousand

Hills (ST), OKLAHOMA CITY Best Western Plus Saddleback Inn (F), AMARILLO

Drury Inn & Suites Amarillo (ST), ALBUQUERQUE Best Western Plus Rio Grande

Inn (ST), FLAGSTAFF Drury Inn & Suites Flagstaff (ST), GRAND CANYON

NATIONAL PARK Grand Canyon National Park Lodges (NP), LAS VEGAS

Harrah’s Las Vegas (F), LOS ANGELES LA Hotel Downtown (D)

Meals: 5 continental breakfasts (CB)

MyAccount: Personalize your tour ahead of time with additional excursions.

Visit our website for details and conditions.

station. See the large maps that will sketch out

your Route 66 adventure for the coming days, and

enjoy the nostalgic photos and postcards from the

“Mother Road’s” heyday. Outside the museum,

enjoy some of the outdoor murals depicting

Route 66 themes scattered throughout the town

center. On to Springfield and the former home of

President Abraham Lincoln. Visit his home and

the ABRAHAM LINCOLN PRESIDENTIAL MUSEUM.

Day 4 SPRINGFIELD–ST. LOUIS. This morning

we cross the mighty Mississippi River and

continue to St. Louis, “ Gateway to the West.”

Your orientation tour includes the towering

GATEWAY ARCH. Ride to the top of the

630-foot-tall Arch for a panoramic view of the

city and river.

Day 5 ST. LOUIS–BRANSON. Today we travel

through the Missouri countryside, then on to

Branson, one of America’s biggest music centers.

Join us this evening for our optional award-

winning buffet dinner and one of Branson’s

top shows. Your Tour Director will have further

details. (CB)

Day 1 CHICAGO. Welcome to Chicago, the start of

famous Route 66! Your Tour Director is on hand late

this afternoon to answer any questions.

Day 2 CHICAGO. Known as the “Windy City,”

Chicago is home to America’s tallest building,

legends such as Al Capone and his notorious

gang, and countless jazz and blues clubs. Get to

know this exciting city on a morning sightseeing

tour that includes the sign marking the start of

historic Route 66. This afternoon is at leisure.

Ride the elevator to the top of the Willis Tower,

formally known as the Sears Tower, explore The

Magnificent Mile or stroll along Navy Pier.

Day 3 CHICAGO–PONTIAC–SPRINGFIELD.

This morning, immerse yourself in Route 66

memorabilia. Visit the ROUTE 66 HALL OF FAME

& MUSEUM in Pontiac, housed in a historic fire

Day 6 BRANSON–OKLAHOMA CITY. This

morning, leave the Ozarks and travel through

America’s “Bible Belt” into Cowboy Country.

After a quick drive through Kansas, enter

Oklahoma, once known as Indian Territory.

Stop in Claremore to visit the WILL ROGERS

MEMORIAL MUSEUM. Born on a sprawling

frontier ranch in Oklahoma, Will Rogers was an

Indian, a cowboy, a movie and Broadway star,

a writer, a speaker, a comedian, and a world

figure. View his collection of saddles, photos,

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Day 10 ALBUQUERQUE–GALLUP–WINSLOW–

FLAGSTAFF. This morning, visit ACOMA SKY CITY,

home of the Pueblo Indians, situated on 357-foot-

high sandstone rock. It is considered to be the

oldest continuously inhabited village in the United

States. Learn about this city and its inhabitants,

and peruse Acoma pottery and jewelry. Then, cross

the Continental Divide and continue to Gallup,

which claims a longtime Hollywood connection.

From Redskin, filmed in 1929, to the more recent

adventures of Superman, the area has provided

unequaled movie scenery. Tonight is in Flagstaff,

nestled at the base of the San Francisco Mountains.

Day 11 FLAGSTAFF–GRAND CANYON

NATIONAL PARK. Deviate from Route 66

to see one of the Natural Wonders of the

World,

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK.

Wander along the canyon rim and experience

breathtaking views. Perhaps join the optional

helicopter flightseeing tour. Tonight you stay

inside Grand Canyon National Park. (CB)

Day 12 GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK–

WILLIAMS–SELIGMAN–LAS VEGAS. Return

to Route 66 and pass through historic Williams,

which is listed in the National Register for Historic

Places. Make sure to appreciate the neon signs of

the intact circa 1940s “Motel Row.” Later today,

visit Seligman, home to the rebirth of Route 66.

Detour once again from Route 66 to visit the

bright lights and excitement of Las Vegas.

Day 13 LAS VEGAS. A day at leisure to relax by the

pool or explore the world-renowned Las Vegas Strip.

Ride the world’s highest rollercoaster, float through

a Venice canal, or see man-eating sharks up close—

it’s all possible in Las Vegas. Don’t miss downtown

Las Vegas, where you’ll find the Fremont Street

Experience, five city blocks enclosed in a glass atrium

and filled with dazzling lights, sounds, and action. A

variety of optional excursions are available, including

a float trip through dramatic Black Canyon on the

Colorado River. This evening, join an optional night at

a dazzling show featuring top Vegas entertainment.

Day 14 LAS VEGAS–BARSTOW–SANTA

MONICA–LOS ANGELES. Today, depart the man-

made phenomenon of Las Vegas and cross the

Mojave Desert and the San Bernardino Mountains

en route to Los Angeles. Visit the BARSTOW

ROUTE 66 MUSEUM, which displays a collection

and manuscripts that reflect on his incredible life.

Later today, arrive in Oklahoma City. (CB)

Day 7 OKLAHOMA CITY–AMARILLO. A

city tour this morning includes the NATIONAL

COWBOY HALL OF FAME & WESTERN HERITAGE

MUSEUM, a national memorial to the American

cowboy. Exhibits showcase the lives of Native

Americans, the American cowboy, rodeo, and

more. A “must-see” is Prosperity Junction, a

recreated Western town. From here, travel to

Clinton, Oklahoma, to visit the OKLAHOMA

ROUTE 66 MUSEUM, home to vintage cars, neon

signs, a ‘50s diner, and drive-in theater. Continue

into Texas and on to Amarillo, the state’s oil

capital. Get into the Lone Star spirit tonight with

our optional dinner of juicy Texas steak, served

with heaps of Wild West atmosphere. (CB)

Day 8 AMARILLO–TUCUMCARI–SANTA ROSA–

ALBUQUERQUE. On the way out of Amarillo, see

Cadillac Ranch, a quirky art sculpture consisting of a

collection of 10 Cadillacs. Before crossing into New

Mexico, reach Adrian, the halfway point on Route

66. Next, stop in Tucumcari to hear the ancient

Indian fable of how the city received its name, shop

for souvenirs at Tepee Curios, and see the neon

signs of the Blue Swallow Motel that has been

serving travelers of Route 66 since 1939. Continue

along old Route 66 west to Santa Rosa. Look for

the signs of the good ol’ days: Comet Drive-In, Silver

Moon, Sun and Sand, and the still-grinning faces of

Fat Man billboards outside of town. Visit the ROUTE

66 AUTO MUSEUM to see memorabilia and cars of

the era. Next, drive to Albuquerque and visit Central

Avenue, where many of the original Route 66

buildings and businesses still stand. Afterward, free

time in this original Spanish town with its fine parish

church and Spanish-style plaza. (CB)

Day 9 ALBUQUERQUE. This morning, enjoy a

leisurely breakfast or sunbathe in the New Mexico

sunshine. Consider a short walk to Old Town,

site of the city’s original settlement. Hone your

bargaining skills with the local craftsmen who line

the square to sell their lovely silver and turquoise

jewelry. After exploring more of this atmospheric

city, seize the chance to ride the world’s longest

aerial tramway up nearby Sandia Peak Mountain

and witness spine-tingling views of the desert

floor, forests, and canyons below.

of historic photographs and artifacts related to

Route 66 and the Mojave Desert communities.

Continue on to Santa Monica, the ending point

of Route 66. Overnight in Los Angeles, the

“Capital of Glamour.”

Day 15 LOS ANGELES. Savor the exciting “City

of Angels” on our morning tour of glamorous

Beverly Hills, Sunset Strip, Hollywood, and more

legendary sights. The rest of the day is yours to

perhaps enjoy Disneyland® or Universal Studios®,

shop for souvenirs, or relax by the pool.

Day 16 LOS ANGELES. The trip ends today

with guests departing on individual schedules.

Transfers to Los Angeles International Airport are

included. You can extend your vacation with extra

nights and explore Los Angeles further with a

variety of exciting optional activities.

SPECIAL D EPARTU RE

International

Route 66 Mother

Road Festival & Albuquerque

Balloon Fiesta

Tour 8580—16 days

You can combine this vacation with our International

Route 66 Mother Road Festival & Albuquerque Balloon

Fiesta special departure. See page 14 for details.

In partnership with the National

Park Foundation, Cosmos

immerses you in the sights,

sounds, landscapes, and history shared in many

of America’s national parks. Just look for the

to see which national parks are included

throughout your journey.

Tour 8530

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NASHVILLE

BEALE STREET

ATCHAFALAYA BASIN

DIXIELAND & RHYTHMS

Tour 8240—11 days from Chicago to New Orleans

TAKE THE TRAIN!

TAKE THE TRAIN!

Your Travel Package Includes:

2

Chicago

ILLINOIS

Sightseeing: In Chicago, Nashville, and New Orleans; orientation tours in St. Louis

and Memphis; Gateway Arch, RCA Studios Country Music Hall of Fame, reserved

premier seating at the Grand Ole Opry, Graceland, and boat cruise through the

Atchafalaya Basin. ■ Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description,

including admission charges where applicable.

Scenic Highlights: Mississippi River, Cajun Country, and Louisiana Bayou Country.

Guides: Services of a professional Tour Director; Local Guide for sightseeing in

New Orleans.

Transportation: AMTRAK®City of New Orleans train from Memphis to

Hammond; private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.

Hotels: Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service

charges, and tips for baggage handling. Listed hotels or equivalent; see page 98.

CHICAGO Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza (F), ST. LOUIS Pear Tree Inn Union

Station (TC), NASHVILLE The Inn at Opryland (MF), MEMPHIS Crowne Plaza

Memphis Downtown (MF), LAFAYETTE Ramada Lafayette Conference Center (F),

NEW ORLEANS Wyndham New Orleans French Quarter (MF)

Meals: On Tour 8240—2 continental breakfasts (CB); on Tour 8270—2 continental

breakfasts (CB)

MyAccount: Personalize your tour ahead of time with additional excursions.

Visit our website for details and conditions.

St. Louis

1

KENTUCKY

MISSOURI

Nashville

2

TENNESSEE

Graceland

Memphis

2

ARKANSAS

MISSISSIPPI

LOUISIANA

Hammond

Lafayette

1

New Orleans

2

St. Martinville

Gulf of Mexico

Atchafalaya

Basin

tour on arrival. Join the optional excursion to Sun

Studio, where rock ‘n’ roll was first recorded,

followed by dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 7 MEMPHIS. VISIT TO GRACELAND.

A good portion of the day is devoted to

GRACELAND, Elvis Presley’s beautiful estate.

Your platinum audio tour focuses on the splendid

garden, and the opulent 15,000-square-foot

mansion. Return to Memphis mid-afternoon.

Tonight you may want to visit a blues club on

famous Beale Street.

Day 8 MEMPHIS–AMTRAK CITY OF NEW

ORLEANS TRAIN–HAMMOND–LAFAYETTE.

Providing the locomotion for today’s journey

through the state of Mississippi and into the

Mississippi River Delta is the CITY OF NEW

ORLEANS, the famous train of story and song.

Pass cotton fields and catfish ponds as the train

enters Louisiana. In Hammond, leave the train

Day 4 ST. LOUIS–NASHVILLE. Recross the

Mississippi River today and roll southeast to

Paducah on the Ohio River. Late-afternoon arrival

in Nashville. (CB)

Day 5 NASHVILLE. Start the day with a sightseeing

tour of Nashville’s famous landmarks and the Music

Row recording studios. Tour historic RCA STUDIO

B, cradle of the “Nashville Sound” in the 1960s

and where stars such as Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley,

Eddy Arnold, Willie Nelson, and the Everly Brothers

recorded many of their biggest hits. Afterward,

visit the COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME with

its glittering costumes, rare instruments, and Elvis’

“solid-gold” Cadillac! Tonight, enjoy reserved

premier seating for a show at the world-famous

GRAND OLE OPRY, a mecca for country musicians.

Day 6 NASHVILLE–MEMPHIS. Cross Tennessee

to Memphis, “Home of the Blues” and a city with

a distinct Southern flavor. Enjoy an orientation

Day 1 CHICAGO. Welcome to the “Windy City.”

Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon

to answer any questions.

Day 2 CHICAGO. Included sightseeing shows off

the city’s landmarks, then an afternoon at leisure.

Maybe ride the elevator to the top of Willis

Tower, formerly known as the Sears Tower, stroll

in Grant Park, or cruise on the Chicago River.

Tonight, how about dinner on Navy Pier with its

delightful shops and restaurants?

Day 3 CHICAGO–ST. LOUIS. Travel across the

fertile Illinois farmlands to St. Louis, “Gateway

to the West.” An orientation tour includes a trip

to the top of the

GATEWAY ARCH, which

commemorates the city’s key role in westward

expansion. Visit the museum under the Arch,

celebrating Lewis & Clark’s famous expedition

200 years ago.

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and board a motorcoach for the short drive into

the heart of Cajun Country to Lafayette, first

settled by French-Acadian farmers expelled from

Nova Scotia by the British in the 1700s.

Day 9 LAFAYETTE–NEW ORLEANS. On to

St. Martinville to see the famous oak tree from

Longfellow’s poem, Evangeline, then CRUISE the

swampy waterways of the Atchafalaya Basin.

Watch for alligators basking on the banks. Cross

Bayou Country to New Orleans. (CB)

Day 10 NEW ORLEANS. A full morning

dedicated to the sights and sounds of New

Orleans, with a guided tour that includes the

French Quarter landmarks, St. Louis Cathedral,

Jackson Square, and a visit to a unique above-

ground cemetery. The rest of the day is free.

Day 11 NEW ORLEANS. The trip ends today

with guests departing on individual schedules.

Transfers to the New Orleans International Airport

are included.

In partnership with the National

Park Foundation, Cosmos

immerses you in the sights,

sounds, landscapes, and history shared in many

of America’s national parks. Just look for the

to see which national parks are included

throughout your journey.

SPECIAL D EPARTU RE

New Orleans Jazz

& Heritage Festival

Tour 8270—12 days

You can combine this vacation with our New

Orleans Jazz Fest special departure. See page 14

for details.

Tour 8240

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$192 A DAY!

BATON ROUGE

BEALE STREET

CASTILLO DE SAN MARCOS

THE OLD SOUTH & FLORIDA

Tour 8290—13 days from New Orleans to Orlando

Your Travel Package Includes:

Sightseeing: In New Orleans and Nashville; orientation tours in Atlanta and Baton

Rouge, Memphis, and St. Augustine; Savannah Trolley Tour, pre-Civil War home,

Graceland, Studio B, Country Music Hall of Fame, and reserved premier seating at

the Grand Ole Opry. ■ Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description,

including admission charges where applicable.

Scenic Highlights: French Quarter, Mississippi River, Cajun Country, and

Chattahoochee National Forest.

Guides: Local Guides for city sightseeing in New Orleans, Nashville, and Savannah;

services of a professional Tour Director.

Transportation: Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.

Hotels: Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service

charges, and tips for baggage handling. Listed hotels or equivalent; see page 98.

NEW ORLEANS Sheraton New Orleans (SF), NATCHEZ Hampton Inn & Suites (ST),

MEMPHIS Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown (MF), NASHVILLE Inn at Opryland

(MF), ATLANTA Ramada Plaza Atlanta Downtown (ST), SAVANNAH I Best Western

Plus Savannah Historic District (MF), ORLANDO Courtyard by Marriott Lake Buena

Vista at Vista Center (F)

Meals: On Tour 8290—1 breakfast (B), 2 continental breakfasts (CB);

on Tour 8230—1 breakfast (B), 2 continental breakfasts (CB); on Tour 8690—

1 breakfast (B), 2 continental breakfasts (CB), 1 dinner (D)

MyAccount: Personalize your tour ahead of time with additional excursions.

Visit our website for details and conditions.

TENNESSEE

Nashville

2

Memphis

1

Chattanooga

Atlanta

1

MISSISSIPPI

ALABAMA

2

Savannah

Jackson

GEORGIA

LOUISIANA

Atlantic Ocean

Natchez

1

St. Augustine

3

Baton Rouge

New Orleans

Orlando

2

Gulf of Mexico

FLORIDA

Day 6 MEMPHIS–GRACELAND VISIT–NASHVILLE.

A trip to Memphis would not be complete without

visiting GRACELAND, the palatial home of “The

King,” Elvis Presley. Our guided platinum audio tour

focuses on the splendid garden and the opulent

15,000-square-foot mansion. Afterward, the

“Capital of Country Music,” Nashville.

Day 7 NASHVILLE. Its association with country

music has made the name “Nashville” world

famous, but it’s not just music fans who will

find this charming Southern city a delight. Start

your day with a visit to STUDIO B, Nashville’s

oldest surviving recording studio and one of

the country’s most important. Afterward, enjoy

a sightseeing tour of the famous landmarks,

including the Parthenon, the State Capitol,

Bicentennial State Park, and the recording studios

of Music Row. Then, visit the COUNTRY MUSIC

HALL OF FAME with its glittering costumes,

rare instruments, and Elvis Presley’s “solid-gold”

romance on a 2-hour cruise from the heart of the

French Quarter on New Orleans’ only steamboat.

Day 4 NEW ORLEANS–BATON ROUGE–

NATCHEZ. Drive through the heart of Cajun

Country to Baton Rouge for an orientation tour

that features the Governor’s Mansion and the

State Capitol. Next, on to elegant Natchez, a

thriving port in the golden years of the cotton

trade. Visit a gracious PRE-CIVIL WAR HOME

featuring fine collections of period furniture and

paintings. In the evening, relax and perhaps sip a

refreshing mint julep as the sun goes down.

Day 5 NATCHEZ–JACKSON–MEMPHIS. Drive

a portion of the

Natchez Trace Parkway to

Jackson, then north through rural Mississippi to

Memphis. On arrival, acquaint yourself with the

town during an included orientation tour. For your

first night in the “Home of the Blues,” why not

visit one of the famous music clubs on Beale Street,

immortalized in WC Handy’s famous songs? (B)

Day 1 NEW ORLEANS. Welcome to New

Orleans! Your Tour Director is on hand late this

afternoon to answer any questions.

Day 2 NEW ORLEANS. The morning is dedicated

to the sights and sounds of this Old World city.

First, visit the French Quarter, including St. Louis

Cathedral and Jackson Square. Next, learn about

the city’s unique burial customs at an above-

ground cemetery, followed by a leisurely drive

down historic St. Charles Avenue to enjoy its

stately mansions and clanging streetcars. The

remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day 3 NEW ORLEANS. A full day at leisure. Roam

through the centuries-old French Quarter or take

a carriage ride while listening to tales of voodoo

queens and pirates. History enthusiasts can

roam through sprawling Victorian mansions and

celebrated museums, catching a glimpse of life

the way it used to be in the Old South. Tonight,

you might like to experience the city’s beauty and

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FORSYTH PARK

NASHVILLE

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New Orleans

Jazz &

Heritage Festival

Tour 8230—13 days

Day 11 SAVANNAH–ST. AUGUSTINE–

ORLANDO. Travel into the “Sunshine State” of

Florida, stopping first at St. Augustine, the oldest

city in the United States. You will see the Oldest

Government House and the Spanish fortress,

Castillo de San Marcos, on your orientation tour.

Then, drive to the magical city of Orlando. (CB)

Day 12 ORLANDO. A full day to relax and

explore the many sights in the Orlando area. Your

Tour Director will suggest a varied and exciting

selection of optional outings, such as Disney’s

huge entertainment parks, including the Magic

Kingdom®, Animal Kingdom®, Epcot®, and Disney’s

Hollywood Studios®(formally MGM Studios).

Also on the list are SeaWorld® (America’s biggest

marine life park) and exciting Universal Studios®.

Day 13 ORLANDO. The trip ends today with

guests departing on individual schedules.

Transfers to Orlando International Airport are

included. You can extend your vacation with extra

nights and explore the “Sunshine State” further

with a variety of exciting optional activities.

Cadillac. This evening you have reserved premier

seating for an unforgettable show at the world-

famous GRAND OLE OPRY, a mecca for country

musicians since 1925.

Day 8 NASHVILLE–CHATTANOOGA–ATLANTA.

First stop today is Chattanooga, home of the

Chattanooga Choo Choo. Then, enter the

“Peach State” of Georgia and continue through

Chattahoochee National Forest to the fast-

growing metropolis of Atlanta, former home

and burial place of civil rights leader,

Luther King Jr. Visit the grave and eternal flame

dedicated to preserving his legacy. After a brief

orientation tour, the rest of the day is yours to

explore further or relax.

Day 9 ATLANTA–SAVANNAH. Head south

through rich, rolling farmland to the historic

seaport of Savannah for a 2-night stay. On this

afternoon’s TROLLEY TOUR, your tour highlights

attractions such as the City Market, Forsyth Park,

Mercer House, Madison Square (where General

Sherman concluded his “March to the Sea”),

Colonial Park Cemetery, and the world-famous

River Street. This evening is free to explore this

charming city on your own.

Day 10 SAVANNAH. A day at leisure. Shop on

cobblestoned River Street or stroll among the

many squares surrounded by elegant homes and

gardens. Don’t miss the impressive Ships of the

Sea Maritime Museum to learn about Savannah’s

important role in maritime history. (CB)

You can combine this vacation with our New Orleans

Jazz Fest special departure. See page 14 for details.

In partnership with the National

Park Foundation, Cosmos

immerses you in the sights,

sounds, landscapes, and history shared in many

of America’s national parks. Just look for the

to see which national parks are included

throughout your journey.

Martin

Tour 8290

DATES & PRICES

Start

NewOrleans

SPECIA D EPARTU RES

Mardi Gras in

New Orleans

End

Departure

number

13days

AU$

Orlando

Tour 8690—13 days

You can combine this vacation with our Mardi

Gras in New Orleans special departure. See page

15 for details.

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FORT LAUDERDALE BEACH

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER

KEY WEST

HIGHLIGHTS OF SUNNY FLORIDA

Tour 8400—10 days from Orlando to Orlando

Tour 8405 with Clearwater Beach extension—12 days from Orlando to Tampa

Your Travel Package Includes:

Sightseeing: In Miami and Miami Beach; St. Augustine guided trolley ride,

Kennedy Space Center, airboat tour through the Everglades, Thomas Edison’s

Winter Home, and Henry Ford’s Winter Home. ■ Inside visits as shown in

UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Scenic Highlights: Florida’s Atlantic coast, Gold Coast, Miami Beach, Florida

Keys, Key West, Everglades National Park, Gulf Coast shoreline, and Clearwater

Beach.

Guides: Services of a professional Tour Director; on Tour 8405—local host service

in Clearwater Beach, where information is provided for independent exploration

and dining.

Transportation: Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.

Hotels: Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service

charges, and tips for baggage handling. Listed hotels or equivalent; see page 98.

ORLANDO Courtyard by Marriott Lake Buena Vista at Vista Center (F), COCOA

BEACH Best Western Ocean Beach Hotel & Suites (MF), FORT LAUDERDALE

Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel (SF), KEY WEST Fairfield

Inn & Suites (ST), FORT MYERS Holiday Inn Downtown Historic District (F),

CLEARWATER BEACH Quality Hotel Beach Resort (ST)

Meals: 2 breakfasts (B), 2 continental breakfasts (CB)

MyAccount: Personalize your tour ahead of time with additional excursions.

Visit our website for details and conditions.

1

1

2

Fort Myers

1

Fort Lauderdale

2

2

Day 1 ORLANDO. Welcome to Orlando! Your

Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to

answer any questions.

Day 2 ORLANDO–ST. AUGUSTINE–COCOA

BEACH. This morning, head to picturesque St.

Augustine, the oldest European city in the United

States, founded by Juan Ponce de Leon in his

search for the legendary Fountain of Youth. Sit

back and let an expert guide share with you the

history, attractions, and sights of America’s oldest

city on St. Augustine’s hop-on/hop-off sightseeing

TROLLEY. Afterward, there’s free time to explore

St. Augustine on your own. Perhaps visit the

Oldest House in the U.S. or the 17th-century

Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. End

the day with a walk on sandy Cocoa Beach.

Day 3 COCOA BEACH–CAPE CANAVERAL–

FORT LAUDERDALE. Cape Canaveral and

the KENNEDY SPACE CENTER are the hub of

America’s space operations. Enjoy a NASA tour,

which provides insight into the achievements of

America’s space program. After your tour, head

south to Fort Lauderdale, where you will stay for

the next two nights. (B)

Day 4 FORT LAUDERDALE. MIAMI BEACH

EXCURSION. This morning, enjoy an excursion to

Greater Miami, including Fort Lauderdale, Miami,

and Miami Beach. Time to explore the colorful art

deco buildings, and beautiful palm-lined South

Beach. This afternoon, return to Fort Lauderdale

and enjoy the Florida sun on the world-famous

Fort Lauderdale Beach or by the hotel pool.

Day 5 FORT LAUDERDALE–KEY WEST. This

morning we head south to the Overseas Highway,

crossing 42 bridges through the Florida Keys

to picturesque Key West, the southernmost

town in the continental U.S. Our suggestion for

this evening: visit Mallory Square to enjoy the

spectacular sunset, then stroll along Duval Street

with its colorful cafés.

Day 6 KEY WEST. On this morning’s optional

sightseeing tour, sit back and relax on the open-air

trolley and view some of Key West’s most famous

sights, including Ernest Hemingway’s home; Fort

Zachary; Southernmost Point, situated less than

90 miles north of Cuba; and the Audubon House

& Gardens. Spend the afternoon visiting the many

boutiques and museums. Be sure to sample the

delicious Caribbean cuisine for which this semi-

tropical paradise is so famous. (CB)

Day 7 KEY WEST–EVERGLADES–FORT MYERS.

Head back to the mainland to the subtropical

wilderness of the

EVERGLADES. Board your

AIRBOAT for a thrilling sightseeing ride through

the extensive swamplands. Sleepy alligators

basking on the banks of the waterways are a

common sight. Overnight in Fort Myers. (CB)

Day 8 FORT MYERS–CLEARWATER BEACH.

Visit famous inventor THOMAS EDISON’S WINTER

HOME & LABORATORY. Step through the always-

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EVERGLADES

Priced From $2,189AU

open “Friendship Gate” to visit HENRY FORD’S

WINTER HOME. Don’t miss the enormous banyan

tree in the garden. (B)

Day 9 CLEARWATER BEACH. A full day to relax

on the sugar-white sands of Clearwater Beach.

Your Tour Director will have suggestions on the

best places to shop and dine.

Day 10 CLEARWATER BEACH–ORLANDO.

This morning the motorcoach continues to the

Courtyard Lake Buena Vista for tour members

extending their stay in Orlando. Continue on to

Orlando International Airport, where the tour

ends for guests with homebound flights. Please

schedule flights after 4 pm.

In partnership with the National

Park Foundation, Cosmos

immerses you in the sights,

sounds, landscapes, and history shared in many

of America’s national parks. Just look for the

to see which national parks are included

throughout your journey.

Extend Your Vacation in Clearwater Beach

Tour 8405—12 days

Tours 8400 and 8405

DATES & PRICES

Tour8400

Tour8405

Depar-

ture

num-

ber

Days 1 to 9 Like Tour 8400. Remain at your hotel, the Quality Hotel Beach Resort in Clearwater,

for the next two nights.

Days 10 & 11 CLEARWATER BEACH. Home to sugary white-sand beaches and plenty of warm

sunshine, spend the next two days relaxing and watching breathtaking sunsets.

Day 12 CLEARWATER BEACH–TAMPA. The trip ends today with guests departing on individual

schedules. Transfers are provided to Tampa International Airport.

10

days

AU$

12

days

AU$

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Orlando

End

End

Tampa

Orlando

0226

0304

0311

0415

0422

0506

0520

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Sun11Sep

Sun25Sep

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Sun13Nov

2589

2589

2589

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2229

2229

2229

2229

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2189

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2259

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2909

2909

2639

2539

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2499

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GratuitiesperpersonforTourDirectoranddriver:8400$138

Pricesbasedondoubleroomoccupancy.

SingleRoomSupplement:8400$960to$1,261;8405$1,152

to$1,453

TripleRoomReductionperperson:8400$230to$333;

8405$282to$384

GuaranteedShares:seepage11.

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MIAMI

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NASHVILLE

HODGENVILLE

KENTUCKY DERBY MUSEUM

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KENTUCKY CLASSICS

Tour 8080—8 days from Nashville to Nashville

Your Travel Package Includes:

Sightseeing: Orientation tour in Nashville; Studio B, Country Music Hall of Fame,

National Corvette Museum, Sinking Spring Farm, Heaven Hill Distilleries’ Bourbon

Heritage Center, Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History, My Old Kentucky Home

State Park, Jim Beam American Stillhouse, Churchill Downs, Kentucky Derby

Museum, Kentucky State Capitol, Keeneland, Lexington Thoroughbred Center

■ Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission

charges where applicable.

Scenic Highlights: Kentucky Bluegrass Country, Bluegrass Parkway.

Guides: Services of a professional Tour Director.

Transportation: Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.

Hotels: Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service

charges, and tips for baggage handling. Listed hotels or equivalent; see page 98.

NASHVILLE The Inn at Opryland (MF), BARDSTOWN General Nelson Inn (ST),

LOUISVILLE Drury Inn & Suites Louisville (ST), LEXINGTON Hilton Lexington

Downtown (F)

Meals: 3 continental breakfasts (CB)

MyAccount: Personalize your tour ahead of time with additional excursions.

Visit our website for details and conditions.

KENTUCKY

Lexington

2

Louisville

Clermont

2

Bardstown

1

Hodgenville

Bowling Green

Nashville

2

TENNESSEE

Day 1 NASHVILLE. Welcome to Nashville! Your

Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to

answer any questions.

Day 2 NASHVILLE. Nashville is the ideal destination

for visitors of all types: music fans, history buffs,

Southern enthusiasts, and more! Start your day

with a visit to STUDIO B, Nashville’s oldest surviving

recording studio, and one of the most important in

the USA. From 1957-1977 there were more than

35,000 songs recorded here, including 262 Elvis

Presley recordings. Afterward, enjoy an orientation

tour of the city, passing the famous recording

studios of Music Row, the center of the recording

industry that emerged in the 1950s. Go behind

the scenes during a visit to the COUNTRY MUSIC

HALL OF FAME, and see glittering costumes, rare

instruments, and the “solid gold” Cadillac that

belonged to Elvis Presley.

Day 3 NASHVILLE–BOWLING GREEN–

HODGENVILLE–BARDSTOWN. It’s time to rev up

your engines for a visit to the NATIONAL CORVETTE

MUSEUM. On hand are thousands of Corvette-

related photos, as well as movies, videos, rare

memorabilia, and more than 70 Corvette models.

Next, we head into the heart of Kentucky Bluegrass

Country. At SINKING SPRING FARM in Hodgenville,

Abraham Lincoln’s birthplace, see a replica of the

original log cabin preserved as a shrine to the

best-loved of American presidents. End the day

with bourbon tasting at Heaven Hill Distilleries’

BOURBON HERITAGE CENTER.

Day 4 BARDSTOWN–CLERMONT–LOUISVILLE.

Start your day with a visit to the OSCAR GETZ

MUSEUM OF WHISKEY HISTORY, which chronicles

the history of American whiskey—from Colonial

days through the 1960s. Rare documents such as

Abraham Lincoln’s liquor licenses and other artifacts,

including several moonshine stills, are all on display.

Then, visit MY OLD KENTUCKY HOME STATE PARK,

the inspiration for Stephen Collins Foster’s song that

became the official state song. Depart for Clermont

and hear about the history and distilling process

of Jim Beam Bourbon at the Jim Beam AMERICAN

STILLHOUSE. Afterward, we make our way to

Louisville, home to the “most exciting two minutes

in sports”—the Kentucky Derby. (CB)

Day 5 LOUISVILLE. This morning begins with

a guided walking tour of historic CHURCHILL

DOWNS. Learn about past Derby winners and the

rich history. Next, experience Derby Day—from the

starting gate to the finish line—at the KENTUCKY

DERBY MUSEUM. Your afternoon is free for

independent activities. (CB)

Day 6 LOUISVILLE–FRANKFORT–LEXINGTON.

Depart for Frankfort, Kentucky’s capital. Upon

arrival, cross the Kentucky River to the STATE

CAPITOL for a tour of what is considered by many

to be the country’s most handsome statehouse.

Later, the race track! A guided visit of KEENELAND,

home of the 2015 Breeders’ Cup, provides an

amazing opportunity to see some of the sport’s

biggest stars strut their stuff. (CB)

Day 7 LEXINGTON. Visit the THOROUGHBRED

CENTER, one of the most lavish horse farms in

Lexington, for a behind-the-scenes look at the care

and training of thoroughbreds. During the tour you

get a railside view of the horses’ morning workouts.

Observe these magnificent animals up close at

trackside, see the paddocks and barns, and visit

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THOROUGHBREDS

KEENELAND

Priced From $1,799 AU

Day 8 LEXINGTON–BLUEGRASS PARKWAY–

NASHVILLE. Travel the Bluegrass Parkway back

to Nashville. The final leg of the journey takes you

to Nashville International Airport for those with

homebound flights. Please schedule flights after

3 pm.

with an owner/trainer, who will answer questions.

Along the way, learn how thoroughbred horses are

trained for racing, experience a typical day in the

life of a racehorse, and learn why and how Central

Kentucky became the Horse Capital of the World.

The remainder of your day is free for independent

activities. Your Tour Director will be available to help

you with additional sightseeing plans as well as give

shopping and dining suggestions.

CHURCHILL DOWNS

Tour 8080

DATES & PRICES

Start

Nashville

Departure

number

End

8days

AU$

Nashville

0511

0518

0622

0706

0810

0817

0831

0914

0921

1005

Wed11May

Wed18May

Wed22Jun

Wed06Jul

Wed10Aug

Wed17Aug

Wed31Aug

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Wed21Sep

Wed05Oct

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Wed25May

Wed29Jun

Wed13Jul

Wed17Aug

Wed24Aug

Wed07Sep

Wed21Sep

Wed28Sep

Wed12Oct

1799

1799

1799

1799

1799

1799

1799

1799

1799

1799

Pricesareforalllandarrangements.

GratuitiesperpersonforTourDirectoranddriver:$115

Pricesbasedondoubleroomoccupancy.

SingleRoomSupplement:$614

TripleRoomReductionperperson:$160

GuaranteedShares:seepage11.

Additionalaccommodationsbeforeorafteryourtourmaybe

available,seepage99.

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MOUNT VERNON

YORKTOWN HISTORICAL BATTLEFIELD PARK

LANCASTER

Ne w !

AMERICA’S HISTORIC HERITAGE

Tour 8970—9 days from Washington DC to Washington DC

OFFICIAL PARTNER

Your Travel Package Includes:

Sightseeing: In Washington DC, Richmond, and Philadelphia; Arlington National

Cemetery, Capitol Hill, White House, Lincoln Memorial, Korea Memorial, Vietnam

Memorials, Mount Vernon, Yorktown Historical Battlefield Park, Jamestown

Settlement, Colonial Williamsburg, St. John’s Church, Monticello Estate,

Shenandoah National Park, Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Gettysburg

National Military Park & Battlefield, Amish farm & house, Valley Forge, Liberty

Bell, and Independence Hall. ■ Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour

description, including admission charges where applicable.

Scenic Highlights: Shenandoah National Park and Pennsylvania Dutch Country.

Guides: Local Guides for sightseeing in Washington DC, Jamestown

Settlement, Monticello Estate, Gettysburg National Military Park and Battlefield,

and Amish farm & house; services of a professional Tour Director.

Transportation: Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.

Hotels: Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service

charges, and tips for baggage handling. Listed hotels or equivalent; see page 98.

WASHINGTON DC AREA Crowne Plaza Old Town Alexandria (F),

WILLIAMSBURG Country Inn & Suites (F), SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK

Skyland Resort (NP), GETTYSBURG Quality Inn Gettysburg (ST), LANCASTER

Heritage Hotel Lancaster (ST), PHILADELPHIA Hampton Inn Philadelphia (ST)

Meals: 4 continental breakfasts (CB)

MyAccount: Personalize your tour ahead of time with additional excursions.

Visit our website for details and conditions.

PENNSYLVANIA

Valley Forge

1

Lancaster

Philadelphia

1

Gettysburg

1

Harpers Ferry

Washington DC Area

2

Shenandoah

National Park

Mount

Vernon

1

MARYLAND

Skyline Drive

VIRGINIA

Charlottesville

Monticello

Richmond

Yorktown

Jamestown

2

Williamsburg

Day 1 WASHINGTON DC AREA. Welcome to

Washington DC. Your Tour Director is on hand late

this afternoon to answer any questions.

Day 2 WASHINGTON DC AREA. Today begins

with a guided sightseeing tour that shows you

the graves of American heroes, including those

of John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert, in

beautiful Arlington National Cemetery. Afterward,

your guided tour of the capital continues, with

photo stops at Capitol Hill and the

House, and visits to the

and

Vietnam Memorials.

Day 3 WASHINGTON DC AREA–MOUNT

VERNON–YORKTOWN–WILLIAMSBURG. A

day filled with historic attractions. First is MOUNT

VERNON, the beloved home of George and

Martha Washington, overlooking the banks of the

Potomac River. Then, on to Yorktown on the York

River, and a visit to

YORKTOWN HISTORICAL

BATTLEFIELD PARK, where the British surrendered

to Washington’s troops, bringing an end to the

American Revolution on October 19, 1781. Late-

afternoon arrival in Williamsburg.

Day 4 WILLIAMSBURG. EXCURSION TO

JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT & COLONIAL

WILLIAMSBURG.

A morning visit to nearby JAMESTOWN

SETTLEMENT for a guided tour to learn about

the first permanent English settlement in the

New World. The rest of the day is dedicated to

COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG, where American

heritage is proudly preserved in the reconstructed

buildings and historical displays. Stroll down

quaint streets and browse through homes,

gardens, taverns, shops, and exhibits. In the Hall of

Burgesses, listen as costumed interpreters debate

the controversial steps that led to the Declaration

of Independence. (CB)

Day 5 WILLIAMSBURG–RICHMOND–

MONTICELLO–SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK.

Drive westward to Richmond, once the capital

of the Confederacy, for a short sightseeing tour.

See Monument Avenue, the White House of the

Confederacy, the State Capitol, and ST. JOHN’S

CHURCH, where Patrick Henry proclaimed, “Give

me liberty or give me death!” Before arriving

in Charlottesville, we visit the graceful home of

the third U.S. President, Thomas Jefferson. The

MONTICELLO ESTATE reflects Jefferson’s skills as an

artist, architect, and designer. A guided visit features

the impressive mansion designed by Jefferson

White

Korea,

Lincoln,

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COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG

VALLEY FORGE

Priced From $1,969AU

himself. It is the only house in the U.S. that is on

the UNESCO World Heritage List of international

treasures. Then, follow Skyline Drive into spectacular

SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK for an

overnight. (CB)

Day 6 SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK–

HARPERS FERRY–GETTYSBURG. Head for

HARPERS FERRY NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK,

where in 1859 John Brown made his ill-fated raid

on the U.S. Arsenal. A visit to this quaint, historic

community is like stepping into the past. Cross the

Mason-Dixon Line into Pennsylvania, with a late-

afternoon arrival in Gettysburg. Tonight we offer an

optional outing to a local restaurant to enjoy the

flavor of the area.

Day 7 GETTYSBURG–LANCASTER. The day

begins with a visit to the hallowed

NATIONAL MILITARY PARK AND BATTLEFIELD,

site of the decisive campaign of the Civil War and

where Abraham Lincoln delivered his immortal

Gettysburg Address in November 1863. Enjoy a

tour of Gettysburg and hear your Local Guide

vividly recount the battle. Also spend some time

exploring the newly renovated museum and

cyclorama. Through Pennsylvania Dutch Country

to Lancaster County, home of the religious Amish

and Mennonite sects. Stop at the AMISH FARM

& HOUSE, where a Local Guide explains the faith,

culture, and way of life of these people, for whom

tradition forbids the use of electricity or telephones

in the home. Note the distinctive style of dress and

the use of horse-drawn buggies in place of motor

vehicles. This evening, join an optional dinner outing

for a traditional Amish meal. (CB)

Day 8 LANCASTER–VALLEY FORGE–

PHILADELPHIA. On to

Washington’s troops endured such hardship

during the bitter winter of 1777-1778. Tour

the national historic park and camp, and see

Washington’s headquarters, the Grand Parade, and

the Washington Memorial Chapel. Continue to

Philadelphia, “Birthplace of the Nation.” Arrive in

Philadelphia in the early afternoon. Major attractions

on your sightseeing tour include

and INDEPENDENCE HALL.

Day 9 PHILADELPHIA–WASHINGTON DC AREA.

This morning, we make our way to Washington

Dulles International and Reagan National Airports

for those with homebound flights. Please schedule

flights after 2 pm. (CB)

LIBERTY BELL

FALL FOLIAGE—Enjoy the

spectacular colors of the

Appalachian Mountains on our

special fall foliage departures: Sept. 10 to Oct. 08

(if Mother Nature permits).

VALLEY FORGE, where

GETTYSBURG

In partnership with the National

Park Foundation, Cosmos

immerses you in the sights,

sounds, landscapes, and history shared in many

of America’s national parks. Just look for the

to see which national parks are included

throughout your journey.

Tour 8970

DATES & PRICES

Start

WashingtonDC

Departure

number

End

9days

AU$

WashingtonDC

0618

0709

0827

0903

0910

0917

0924

1001

1008

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Sat09Jul

Sat27Aug

Sat03Sep

Sat10Sep

Sat17Sep

Sat24Sep

Sat01Oct

Sat08Oct

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Sun17Jul

Sun04Sep

Sun11Sep

Sun18Sep

Sun25Sep

Sun02Oct

Sun09Oct

Sun16Oct

2009

2009

2009

1969

1969

2009

2009

2009

2009

Pricesareforalllandarrangements.

GratuitiesperpersonforTourDirectoranddriver:$131

Pricesbasedondoubleroomoccupancy.

SingleRoomSupplement:$691

TripleRoomReductionperperson:$166

GuaranteedShares:seepage11.

Additionalaccommodationsbeforeorafteryourtourmaybe

available,seepage99.

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BEALE STREET

GRACELAND

TUPELO

ELVIS & THE SOUTHERN SOUNDS

Tour 8730—8 days from Memphis to Nashville

Your Travel Package Includes:

Sightseeing: In Memphis; orientation tours in Tupelo and Nashville, Stax

Museum, Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, Sun Studio, Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum,

Graceland, Johnny Cash Museum, private performance with John Carter Cash,

Country Music Hall of Fame, Studio B, and reserved premier seating at the Grand

Ole Opry.

■ Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission

charges where applicable.

Guides: Local Guide for sightseeing in Memphis; services of a professional

Tour Director.

Transportation: Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.

Hotels: Twin bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service

charges, and tips for baggage handling. Listed hotels or equivalent; see page 98.

MEMPHIS On Tours 8730 & 8070—Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown (MF) &

Elvis Presley Heartbreak Hotel (for early 2016) (MF) / Guest House at Graceland

(for late-fall 2016 departures) (MF), on Tour 8810—Crowne Plaza Memphis

Downtown (MF), NASHVILLE The Inn at Opryland (MF)

MyAccount: Personalize your tour ahead of time with additional excursions.

Visit our website for details and conditions.

Nashville

3

TENNESSEE

Elvis Presley

Heartbreak Hotel

1

Memphis

3

Tupelo

MISSISSIPPI

walking through the decadent and quirky rooms

where he felt truly at home. Finish your tour of

Graceland with a visit to the Meditation Garden,

where Elvis often went to reflect on life, and

where he is now laid to rest along with members

of his family. Tonight’s accommodations are at

Elvis Presley’s Heartbreak Hotel (for early 2016

departures) or the Guest House at Graceland (for

late 2016 departures).

Day 5 MEMPHIS–NASHVILLE. Today we head to

Nashville—“Music City USA.” Visit the JOHNNY

CASH MUSEUM, where you will see never-before-

seen historical documents, awards, costumes,

and instruments. Then settle in for a PRIVATE

PERFORMANCE & DISCUSSION with Johnny and

June’s only son, John Carter Cash. John Carter will

entertain you with his own original music, as well

as a few numbers made famous by his legendary

family, and he’ll even be available for photographs

and autographs afterward.

NOTE: In the event that the performance with John

Carter Cash is not available, a private performance

with John Carter’s son, brother, or granddaughter

will be substituted. The Cash family will share their

Day 1 MEMPHIS. Welcome to Memphis! Your

Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to

answer any questions.

Day 2 MEMPHIS. Today you will feel like a part

of Memphis as you experience this amazing city

on your guided city sightseeing tour. Your expert

Local Guide knows Memphis history like no one

else—including the inside, “backstage” stories

from the folks who were there, as well as those

hard-to-find, hidden Elvis sites (his Lauderdale

Courts apartment, Humes High School, the

Overton Park Shell Theatre where Elvis gave

his first paid concert, places where he worked

and played, and many others). You’ll hear your

favorite Elvis songs, along with entertaining

stories about Elvis, his family, and the city he

called home. For music lovers, a visit to the

STAX MUSEUM of American Soul Music is

next. Stax celebrates great Memphis soul music

made famous by Otis Redding, Booker T. and

the MGs, Aretha Franklin, and others. Then, on

to the ROCK ‘N’ SOUL MUSEUM, which traces

Memphis’ cultural and musical past. End the day

with a visit to SUN STUDIO, probably the most

famous recording studio in the world, where

rock ‘n’ roll was first recorded. Hear outtakes

from sessions, touch Elvis’ first microphone, see

memorabilia, and relive the history of the studio

that launched the careers of Johnny Cash, BB

King, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis,

and many other music legends.

Day 3 MEMPHIS. EXCURSION TO TUPELO.

Today we journey to Tupelo, Mississippi, to visit

the ELVIS’ BIRTHPLACE & MUSEUM, a small,

2-room house built by the singer’s father, Vernon

Presley. You will also visit the Elvis Presley Museum,

featuring “Remembrance of Things Past,”

an exhibit displaying memorabilia from Elvis’

childhood. It’s here that you can see, feel, and

touch where the “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll” began

his musical journey. Return to Memphis, “Home

of the Blues,” where the evening is free for

independent activities. You may choose to visit one

of the famous clubs on Beale Street, immortalized

in WC Handy’s famous songs, or sample some

famous Memphis barbecue.

Day 4 MEMPHIS. EXCURSION TO GRACELAND.

Today is dedicated to a guided audio tour of

GRACELAND. Experience life as Elvis did by

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STUDIO B

RYMAN AUDITORIUM

Priced From $1,969 AU

memories and perform the songs of Johnny Cash.

All performances are subject to availability.

Day 6 NASHVILLE. Nashville is the ideal

destination for music fans, history buffs, and

lovers of the South. Start your day with a visit to

STUDIO B, Nashville’s oldest surviving recording

studio and one of the country’s most important.

Between 1957 and 1977, more than 35,000 songs

were recorded here, including 262 Elvis Presley

recordings. Studio B is a “must-see” for any

music fan, but especially for those who love Elvis.

Afterward, enjoy an orientation tour of the city,

passing by famous Music Row recording studios,

the center of the recording industry, which first

developed in the 1950s. Get behind the scenes

of the music industry by visiting the COUNTRY

MUSIC HALL OF FAME with its glittering costumes,

rare instruments, and Elvis Presley’s “solid-gold”

Cadillac. Tonight, see an unforgettable show at

the world-famous GRAND OLE OPRY, the world’s

premier country music venue since 1925 and the

setting for the nation’s longest-running music

show.

Day 7 NASHVILLE. Today is at leisure to explore

more of this vibrant city. You may choose to visit

the historic Ryman Auditorium, restored home of

the Grand Ole Opry from 1943-1974. Perhaps visit

the Hermitage, home of Andrew Jackson, seventh

president of the United States, where you’ll have

an opportunity to view the fully restored mansion,

walk through the gardens, and see the tomb of

the late president.

Day 8 NASHVILLE. The trip ends today with

guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers

to Nashville International Airport are included. You

can extend your vacation with extra nights and

explore “Music City USA” further with a variety of

exciting optional activities.

SPECIAL DEPARTURES

Elvis Presley’s

39th Anniversary

Memorial Tour

Tour 8810—8 days

You can combine this vacation with our Elvis’ 39th

Anniversary Memorial Tour special departure. See

page 15 for details.

Holiday Lighting at

Graceland

Tour 8070—8 days

You can combine this vacation

with our Holiday Lighting at Graceland special

departure. See page 15 for details.

Tour 8730

DATES & PRICES

Start

Memphis

Departure

number

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8 days

AU$

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Prices are for all land arrangements.

Gratuities per person for Tour Director and driver: $108

Prices based on double room occupancy.

Single Room Supplement: $640

Triple Room Reduction per person: $160

Guaranteed Shares: see page 11.

Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be

available, see page 99.

NASHVILLE

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HOUSTON

SIXTH FLOOR MUSEUM

THE ALAMO

TEXAS—THE LONE STAR STATE

Tour 8090—13 days from Dallas to New Orleans

Your Travel Package Includes:

Sightseeing: In Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, and New Orleans; Sixth Floor

Museum, Southfork Ranch, Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, Bob Bullock State History

Museum, San Fernando Cathedral, the Alamo, barge tour on the San Antonio River

Walk, Lyndon B. Johnson National Historic Park, Texas White House, NASA-Johnson

Space Center, boat cruise through the Atchafalaya Basin, and Houmas House

Plantation & Gardens.■ Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description,

including admission charges where applicable.

Scenic Highlights: Fort Worth Stockyards, San Antonio River Walk, Texas Hill

Country, Cajun Country, and Bayou Country.

Guides: Local Guides for city sightseeing in Austin, San Antonio, and New Orleans;

services of a professional Tour Director.

Transportation: Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.

Hotels: Twin bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service

charges, and tips for baggage handling. Listed hotels or equivalent; see page 98.

DALLAS Hotel Indigo Dallas Downtown (F), FORT WORTH Radisson Hotel

Fort Worth - Fossil Creek (F), AUSTIN Drury Inn & Suites Austin North (ST),

FREDERICKSBURG Comfort Inn & Suites Fredericksburg (ST), SAN ANTONIO

Drury Plaza San Antonio Riverwalk (ST), HOUSTON Drury Inn & Suites Houston

Galleria (ST), LAFAYETTE Ramada Lafayatte Conference Center (F), NEW

ORLEANS Drury Inn and Suites New Olreans (MF)

Meals: On Tour 8090—2 breakfasts (B), 7 continental breakfasts (CB); on Tour

8480—2 breakfasts (B), 7 continental breakfasts (CB), 1 dinner (D)

MyAccount: Personalize your tour ahead of time with additional excursions.

Visit our website for details and conditions.

1

TEXAS

Southfork Ranch

LOUISIANA

Dallas

2

Fort Worth

1

New

Orleans

1

Lafayette

Fredericksburg

Bandera

Austin

1

1

1

3

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San Antonio

Houston

Day 1 DALLAS. Welcome to Dallas! Your Tour

Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer

any questions.

Music Capital of the World.” From blues and indie

rock to country, jazz, and more, Austin’s nearly 200

live music venues will surely grab your attention.

Upon arrival, visit the BOB BULLOCK STATE

HISTORY MUSEUM that tells the “Story of Texas.”

Afterward, enjoy a guided city sightseeing tour

that features Austin’s downtown, including historic

Sixth Street, the Texas Capitol complex, Governor’s

Mansion, and the University of Texas. (B)

the alleged killer, Lee Harvey Oswald, fired the lethal

shots on November 22, 1963, that killed President

John F. Kennedy.

Day 3 DALLAS–FORT WORTH. This morning,

journey to Fort Worth, a Texas city famous for

its unmistakable combination of “cowboys and

culture.” Visit the Stockyards National Historic

District to enjoy a “Stockyards Experience” by

seeing the SPIRIT OF THE WEST movie. Afterward,

meet the drivers/cowboys of the Fort Worth Herd

and see a Longhorn cattle drive before visiting the

TEXAS COWBOY HALL OF FAME. It’s here that

the museum pays tribute to over 70 cowboys and

cowgirls who have excelled in the sport of rodeo,

and the Western lifestyle. Overnight in Fort Worth.

Day 2 DALLAS. Today is dedicated to the sights

of Dallas, beginning with a visit to legendary

SOUTHFORK RANCH, the internationally renowned

filming location of the Dallas television series. Tour

the famed Ewing Mansion, featuring an exciting

array of memorabilia. See the gun that shot J.R.,

Lucy’s wedding dress, the “Dallas” family tree, and

Jock’s Lincoln Continental. In the afternoon, return

to Dallas for included city sightseeing that features

Pioneer Plaza, commemorating the trails that

brought settlers to Dallas and cattle to market; the

Historic West End; and Dealy Plaza, where history

buffs can learn all about a moment in history at the

SIXTH FLOOR MUSEUM, the location from which

Day 5 AUSTIN–FREDERICKSBURG. A short

drive from Austin is the

NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK. Hear the story of the

36th President, from his ancestors to his final resting

place, at his beloved LBJ Ranch. Visit the TEXAS

WHITE HOUSE, including the President’s Office,

living room, dining room, den, and yellow sitting

room, restored to their 1963-1968 appearance. The

LYNDON B. JOHNSON

Day 4 FORT WORTH–AUSTIN. Listen closely and

you’ll hear the sounds that make Austin the “Live

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LONGHORN CATTLE

TEXAS HILL COUNTRY

Priced From $2,539 AU

famous Texas Medical Center, whose 675 acres and

42 nonprofit institutions make it the largest medical

complex in the world. Enjoy a world-class view from

the highest sky lobby in Texas from the 60th floor

of the JP Morgan Chase Tower. Last but not least is

a visit to downtown Houston’s tunnel system that

takes you 20 feet underground to stroll through

an interconnected series of restaurants, shops, and

world-class architecture. (CB)

afternoon is free to discover all that the charming

and historic town of Fredericksburg in Texas Hill

Country has to offer. Take leisurely strolls in the

historic district, surrounded by turn-of-the-century

architecture, history, heritage, and culture. Spend the

afternoon shopping, pursuing one-of-a-kind, eclectic

shops, art galleries, and museums. (CB)

Day 6 FREDERICKSBURG–SAN ANTONIO. Today

we make our way to the most visited city in Texas—

San Antonio. From the stones of the Alamo to the

meandering paths of the historic River Walk, San

Antonio takes you on a journey through a land as

grand as its reputation. Upon arrival, sightseeing

with a Local Guide shows all the must-see sights.

Enjoy a guided tour of SAN FERNANDO CATHEDRAL,

the oldest cathedral in the United States. On to the

ALAMO, one of five Spanish colonial missions. Walk

the lines drawn for independence—it was here that a

small band of Texans held out for 13 days against the

Mexican army. Although the Alamo fell, the phrase

“Remember the Alamo!” has come to symbolize

courage and sacrifice for the cause of liberty. (B)

Day 7 SAN ANTONIO. Today begins with a private,

narrated BARGE TOUR on the San Antonio River

Walk. Then, experience El Mercado, an authentic

Mexican marketplace. Interact with working artists

or sample local cuisine at family-owned restaurants

at the largest Mexican market north of the Rio

Grande. End the day back at the River Walk. (CB)

Day 8 SAN ANTONIO. This morning is free to

explore on your own. The River Walk (Paseo del Rio)

is tucked quietly below street level. Only steps from

the Alamo, it provides a pleasant way to navigate

the city. With miles of sidewalks and paths, the River

Walk provides a new adventure around every turn.

This afternoon, join your traveling companions on

an optional excursion and experience a traditional

Texas Dude Ranch. Western entertainment, trail

ride, lasso lessons, feeding longhorn cattle, and hay

wagon rides are just a few of the activities waiting

for you! End the day with dinner around the

campfire and enjoy some true Texan hospitality. (CB)

Day 9 SAN ANTONIO–HOUSTON. Houston is a

city of firsts—home to the first successful human

heart transplant, America’s first public television

station, and the first word spoken on the Moon.

Gain an appreciation for Houston’s rich history on

a sightseeing tour of America’s fourth-largest city

that includes the Theatre District, which is second

only to New York City. You’ll marvel at the world-

SPECIAL DEPARTURE

Christmas in San

Antonio

Tour 8480—13 days

You can combine this vacation with our Christmas in

San Antonio special departure. See page 15 for details.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Texas State Fair

Departure 1012

See page 15 for details.

French Quarter Festival

Departure 0329

See page 15 for details.

Day 10 HOUSTON. A special highlight today is a

visit to Johnson Space Center, home of NASA and

the U.S. Space Program. Take a look behind the

scenes on a guided tram tour of JOHNSON SPACE

CENTER. Be a part of history in the making as you

witness engineers, scientists, and astronauts shaping

the future of space exploration. With this behind-the-

scenes journey, you will also visit the Historic Apollo

Mission Control Center, and Saturn V Rocket, the

most powerful moon rocket ever built and one of

only three moon rockets remaining in the world. (CB)

In partnership with the National

Park Foundation, Cosmos

immerses you in the sights,

sounds, landscapes, and history shared in many

of America’s national parks. Just look for the

to see which national parks are included

throughout your journey.

NOTE:The buildings visited on the tram tour are

real working areas of Johnson Space Center and are

subject to closure without notice.

Day 11 HOUSTON–LAFAYETTE. A beautiful drive

past fertile prairies, delicate marshes, and abundant

wildlife takes you to Lafayette, Louisiana. Board a

boat for a CRUISE through the winding, swampy

waterways of the Atchafalaya Basin. (CB)

Tours 8090

DATES & PRICES

Start

Dallas

End

13 days

AU$

Departure

number

New Orleans

Day 12 LAFAYETTE–NEW ORLEANS. This

morning begins with a guided visit to the HOUMAS

HOUSE PLANTATION & GARDENS. History is

reflected in the many antique furnishings and works

of art that grace the home. In 1963, the defining

Bette Davis film, Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte, was

shot on the property. We continue our journey

across Bayou Country into New Orleans, capital of

Dixieland and the “City Care Forgot.” Upon arrival,

a guided sightseeing tour focuses on the sights and

sounds of New Orleans, featuring French Quarter

landmarks including St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson

Square, and a visit to a unique above-ground

cemetery. Evening is at leisure. (CB)

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Prices are for all land arrangements.

Gratuities per person for Tour Director and driver: $184

Prices based on double room occupancy.

Single Room Supplement: $973 to $1,075

Triple Room Reduction per person: $250 to $282

Guaranteed Shares: see page 11.

Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be

available, see page 99.

Day 13 NEW ORLEANS. The trip ends today with

guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers to

New Orleans International Airport are included. You

can extend your vacation in New Orleans with extra

nights and a variety of exciting optional activities.

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Tour 8000

Maximum Elevation 1,700 ft.

NEW YORK CITY

LIBERTY BELL

NIAGARA FALLS

NEW YORK, NIAGARA FALLS & WASHINGTON DC

Tour 8000—8 days from New York City to Washington DC

Tour 8002 with New York City extension—10 days from New York City to New York City

Your Travel Package Includes:

ONTARIO

Sightseeing: In New York City, Niagara Falls, and Washington DC; orientation tour in

Philadelphia, Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise, Arlington National Cemetery, Lincoln Memorial,

Washington Monument, National WWII Memorial, Capitol Hill, and the White House. ■ Inside

visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where

applicable.

Scenic Highlights: New York, Pocono Mountains, Niagara Falls, and Philadelphia.

Guides: Local Guides for city sightseeing in New York City and Washington DC; services

of a professional Tour Director; on Tour 8002—local host service in New York City, where

information is provided for independent exploration and dining.

Transportation: Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.

Hotels: Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service charges, and tips

for baggage handling. Listed hotels or equivalent; see page 98.

NEW YORK CITY Excelsior Hotel (ST), NIAGARA FALLS Best Western Plus Cairn Croft (F),

PHILADELPHIA Wyndham Philadelphia Historical District (F), WASHINGTON DC AREA

Crowne Plaza Old Town Alexandria (F)

MyAccount: Personalize your tour ahead of time with additional excursions. Visit our

website for details and conditions.

NEW YORK

Niagara Falls

2

Corning

New York City

PENNSYLVANIA

2

NEW JERSEY

Philadelphia

1

Atlantic

Ocean

Washington DC Area

2

MARYLAND

Day 1 NEW YORK CITY. Welcome to the “Big

Apple!” Your Tour Director is on hand late this

afternoon to answer any questions.

Day 2 NEW YORK CITY. New York City is one

of the world’s most exciting cities, buzzing with

atmosphere and packed with fascinating sights.

On today’s sightseeing tour, see the major

attractions—Broadway, the Empire State Building,

Greenwich Village, bustling Chinatown, City Hall,

Wall Street, and Trinity Church. This evening,

choose from the city’s many fine restaurants or

maybe take in a Broadway show.

Day 3 NEW YORK CITY–CORNING–NIAGARA

FALLS. Depart Manhattan, heading across New

Jersey through the Poconos and into upstate

New York, arriving in Corning midday. Late this

afternoon, cross the border to the Canadian side

of the Niagara River in Ontario. Spend the next

two nights in beautiful Niagara Falls.

Day 4 NIAGARA FALLS. This morning, enjoy a

sightseeing excursion to Niagara Falls that includes

a SIGHTSEEING CRUISE past the world-famous

falls. Your afternoon is free, so consider visiting the

Butterfly Conservatory, Great Gorge Adventure,

Botanical Gardens, and Niagara Parks Greenhouse,

or maybe ride the aerial cable car.

NOTE: Operation of the Niagara Falls sightseeing

cruise is subject to favorable weather and/or

river conditions. When weather is unfavorable, a

walking tour through the scenic tunnels will be

substituted. Last day of operation for the 2016

season is 30 November.

Day 5 NIAGARA FALLS–PHILADELPHIA. Head

southeast through the Appalachian Mountains and

into the Susquehanna River Valley. Then, on to the

handsome city of Philadelphia for an overnight stay.

Day 6 PHILADELPHIA–WASHINGTON DC

AREA. The birthplace of American independence,

the “City of Brotherly Love” is steeped in history.

Your morning orientation tour focuses on the

historic landmarks, then on to the U.S. capital

and seat of government, Washington DC, for

a 2-night stay. Later, join the optional outing,

featuring dinner followed by a tour of the city’s

most famous monuments and memorials.

Day 7 WASHINGTON DC AREA. The nation’s

capital is a sightseeing treasure trove, and your

half-day tour with a Local Guide features a visit

to Arlington National Cemetery to see the graves

of American heroes, including those of John

and Robert Kennedy. After, the

National WWI Memorials,

Monument, and photo stops at Capitol Hill, the

White House, and other well-known sights.

The afternoon is free. Your Tour Director will

make suggestions for independent exploration.

Day 8 WASHINGTON DC AREA. The trip

ends today with guests departing on individual

schedules. Transfers to Dulles or Reagan

International Airports are included. You can also

extend your vacation with extra nights and explore

Washington DC further with a variety of exciting

optional excursions. For passengers who would

like to return to New York City, the motorcoach

will transfer you to Newark International Airport

(please schedule flights after 5:30 pm) or to the

Excelsior Hotel at no additional cost.

Lincoln and

Washington

FALL FOLIAGE—Enjoy the

spectacular colors of New York

and surrounding areas on our

special fall foliage departures: Sept. 8 to Oct. 4

(if Mother Nature permits).

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PHILADELPHIA

LINCOLN MEMORIAL

INDEPENDENCE HALL

Priced From $1,889AU

In partnership with the National

Park Foundation, Cosmos immerses

you in the sights, sounds,

landscapes, and history shared in many of

America’s national parks. Just look for the

see which national parks are included throughout

your journey.

Tours 8000 and 8002

DATES & PRICES

Tour8000

Tours 8000 and 8002

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DC

days

AU$

New?ork

City

Extend Your Vacation in New York City

Tour 8002—10 days

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Days 1 to 8 Like Tour 8000. Continue by motorcoach into New York City and check into the Excelsior

Hotel for the next two nights.

Day 9 NEW YORK CITY. Stay a little longer in the Big Apple and discover the sights this amazing

city has to offer. During your free time in Manhattan, take advantage of several optional activities,

such as a helicopter flight over the “City That Never Sleeps,” a ride up to the 86th floor of the

Empire State Building, or a Manhattan harbor cruise. Your local host can help arrange these and

other excursions, as well as offer useful shopping and dining tips.

Day 10 NEW YORK CITY. The trip ends today with guests departing on individual schedules.

Airport transfers are provided to Kennedy, LaGuardia, or Newark International Airports.

Pricesareforalllandarrangements.

GratuitiesperpersonforTourDirectoranddriver:$108

Pricesbasedondoubleroomoccupancy.

SingleRoomSupplement:8000from$762to$928;

8002$1,126to$1,408

TripleRoomReductionperperson:8000from$173to$224;

8002$250to$333

GuaranteedShares:seepage11.

Additionalaccommodationsbeforeorafteryourtourmaybe

available,seepage99.

See the best of the East and West Coasts of the U.S. by

combining this tour with our “Western Wonders” tour on page

36. You will save an additional $50 per person when booking a

second subsequent Cosmos tour.

WASHINGTON MONUMENT

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FREEDOM TRAIL MARKER

CITIES OF THE GREAT EAST

Tour 8460—8 days from Washington DC to New York City

Your Travel Package Includes:

Sightseeing: In Washington DC, Philadelphia, Boston, and New York City; Capitol Hill,

Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, Arlington National Cemetery, National WWII

Memorial, Arlington House, Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, Boston Common, Faneuil

Hall, Old North Church, Freedom Trail, Boston Harbor cruise, Bunker Hill Monument,

Boston Tea Party boat, Times Square, Greenwich Village, New York Financial District,

and Chinatown. ■ Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including

admission charges where applicable.

Guides: Local Guides for city sightseeing in Washington DC, Boston, and New York

City; services of a professional Tour Director.

Transportation: Arlington Cemetery tram tour, Boston Harbor cruise; private, deluxe

air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.

Hotels: Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service charges,

and tips for baggage handling. Listed hotels or equivalent; see page 98.

WASHINGTON DC AREA Washington Plaza Hotel (ST), PHILADELPHIA Wyndham

Philadelphia Historic District (F), BOSTON Comfort Inn Boston (ST), NEW YORK CITY

Holiday Inn Express Manhattan West Side (ST)

Meals: 4 continental breakfasts (CB)

MyAccount: Personalize your tour ahead of time with additional excursions. Visit our

website for details and conditions.

MASSACHUSETTS

2

NEW YORK

Boston

New York City

2

PENNSYLVANIA

NEW JERSEY

Philadelphia

1

Atlantic

Ocean

Washington DC Area

2

MARYLAND

Day 1 WASHINGTON DC AREA. Welcome to the

nation’s capital. Your Tour Director is on hand late

this afternoon to answer any questions.

Day 2 WASHINGTON DC AREA. Morning

sightseeing features many city landmarks: the

National WWII Memorial, Capitol Hill,

Memorial, and the

Washington Monument.

Take a GUIDED TRAM tour of Arlington National

Cemetery and see the Kennedy Gravesites,

Arlington House, and the Robert E. Lee Memorial.

This evening, join an optional dinner at one of

Washington’s favorite restaurants, followed by an

illumination tour of the monuments.

Day 3 WASHINGTON DC AREA–PHILADELPHIA.

This morning, travel to the “City of Brotherly

Love.” Afternoon sightseeing focuses on historic

buildings important to the birth of the nation. Visit

the

LIBERTY BELL and INDEPENDENCE HALL.

Day 4 PHILADELPHIA–BOSTON. North to Boston,

one of the country’s oldest cities, where cobblestone

streets and historic sites are nestled among world-

class restaurants, shops, and cafés.

Day 5 BOSTON. Your morning guided tour of

Boston highlights the historic sites near Boston

Common, the

Old State House,

Hall,

Old North Church, and the

Trail. Next, board a harbor CRUISE to see the

Bunker Hill Monument and the Boston Tea Party

boat. The rest of the day is free to explore on

your own. (CB)

Day 6 BOSTON–NEW YORK CITY. Depart Boston

and head south to the “Big Apple.” New York has

so much to offer. Upon arrival in New York City,

enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of the city’s most

famous sights: Times Square, Greenwich Village, the

Financial District, and Chinatown. The remainder of

your day and evening are at leisure. Perhaps take in

a Broadway show this evening. (CB)

Day 7 NEW YORK CITY. The day is free to

explore more of New York at your leisure. Perhaps

visit historic Ellis Island, enjoy a dazzling tour

around the city by helicopter, walk the streets

of Chinatown and Little Italy, or shop on Fifth

Avenue. Your Tour Director will be available to help

you with additional sightseeing plans as well as

give shopping and dining suggestions. (CB)

Day 8 NEW YORK CITY. The trip ends today

with guests departing on individual schedules.

Transfers to Kennedy, LaGuardia, or Newark

International Airports are included. You can

also extend your vacation with extra nights and

explore New York City further with a variety of

exciting optional excursions. (CB)

Faneuil

Freedom

Lincoln

WALL STREET

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INDEPENDENCE HALL

LINCOLN MEMORIAL

Priced From $1,989AU

SPECIAL D EPARTU RE

Baseball Stadiums

of the Great East

FALL FOLIAGE—Enjoy the

spectacular colors of New York

and surrounding areas on our

special fall foliage departures: Sept. 10 to Oct. 8

(if Mother Nature permits).

Tour 8465—8 days

You can combine this vacation with our Baseball

Stadiums of the Great East Tour. See page 15 for

details.

In partnership with the National

Park Foundation, Cosmos

immerses you in the sights,

sounds, landscapes, and history shared in many

of America’s national parks. Just look for the

to see which national parks are included

throughout your journey.

SPECIAL EVEN T

Independence Day in Boston

Departure 0630

See page 15 for details.

Cosmos, in partnership with

Tourism Cares,™ has funded

the preservation/restoration of

the Freedom Trail, which you will see on this

vacation.

PHILADELPHIA CITY HALL

Tour 8460

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SingleRoomSupplement:$909to$986

TripleRoomReductionperperson:$224to$256

GuaranteedShares:seepage11.

Additionalaccommodationsbeforeorafteryourtourmaybe

available,seepage99.

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PRICED AS LOW AS

$226 A DAY!

LAKE PLACID

SARATOGA SPRINGS

NEWPORT

NEW ENGLAND TRADITIONS

Tour 8100—10 days from New York City to New York City

Tour 8102 with New York City extension—12 days from New York City to New York City

Your Travel Package Includes:

Burlington

1

North Conway

1

Lake

Champlain

Montpelier

Sightseeing: In Boston; orientation tours in Saratoga Springs and Albany; The

Breakers mansion, Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth Rock, Mayflower II, Beacon Hill,

the Old North Church, Freedom Trail, Boston Common, cruise on the MS Mount

Washington, maple syrup farm, and scenic ferry crossing into the state of New York.

■ Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission

charges where applicable.

Scenic Highlights: Newport, Village of Ogunquit, Lake Winnipesaukee, North

Conway, Lake Champlain, Adirondack Mountains, and Lake Placid village.

Guides: Local Guide for sightseeing in Boston; services of a professional Tour

Director; on Tour 8102—local host service in New York City, where information is

provided for independent exploration and dining.

Transportation: Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.

Hotels: Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service

charges, and tips for baggage handling. Listed hotels or equivalent; see page 98.

NEW YORK CITY Holiday Inn Express Manhattan West Side (ST), PLYMOUTH

Radisson Hotel Plymouth Harbor (F), BOSTON Holiday Inn Boston–Brookline (MF),

OGUNQUIT Ogunquit River Inn & Suites (ST), NORTH CONWAY Hampton Inn &

Suites (ST), BURLINGTON Holiday Inn Burlington (F), LAKE PLACID Quality Inn Lake

Placid (ST), SARATOGA SPRINGS Comfort Inn & Suites Saratoga Springs (ST)

Meals: On Tour 8100—5 continental breakfasts (CB); on Tour 8102—2 continental

breakfasts (CB)

MyAccount: Personalize your tour ahead of time with additional excursions.

Visit our website for details and conditions.

MAINE

1

Lake Placid

Lake Winnipesaukee

VERMONT

NEW

1

Ogunquit

HAMPSHIRE

Atlantic

Ocean

Saratoga Springs

1

Albany

Boston

1

MASSACHUSETTS

Plymouth

2

CONNECTICUT

Newport

RHODE ISLAND

NEW YORK

NEW

JERSEY

New York City

1

Day 1 NEW YORK CITY. Welcome to the “Big

Apple!” Your Tour Director is on hand late this

afternoon to answer any questions.

Day 2 NEW YORK CITY–NEWPORT–PLYMOUTH.

Depart Manhattan this morning and follow the

Connecticut shore via New Haven, of Yale University

fame. Enter the tiny state of Rhode Island and see

the sights in Newport, the Great Gatsby resort of

spendthrift tycoons. Visit THE BREAKERS, Cornelius

Vanderbilt’s magnificent 70-room Italian palazzo,

then head north into Massachusetts. Spend the

next two nights in the historic seaside port of

Plymouth, where the Pilgrim Fathers landed aboard

the Mayflower in 1620. (CB)

Day 3 PLYMOUTH. Begin the day with a visit to

PLIMOTH PLANTATION, a living history museum

of 17th-century Plymouth, where costumed

interpreters portray residents of the colony. This

afternoon, why not join the optional whale-

watching expedition? Board a cruise boat and

head out to sea for an exciting adventure with

commentary by a local marine biologist. Keep your

eyes peeled because these Atlantic waters are prime

feeding ground for finback and humpback whales,

as well as dolphins. Afterward, time to visit the

historic town of Plymouth and Plymouth Rock, the

spot where the Pilgrims landed. The evening is yours

to relax or explore more of Plymouth.

Day 4 PLYMOUTH–BOSTON. This morning, visit

the MAYFLOWER II and explore a reproduction

of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to the New

World. Afterward, head for Boston, the “Cradle

of American Liberty,” where your afternoon and

evening are open for independent activities. Your

Tour Director will have plenty of suggestions for

things to do and see.

Day 5 BOSTON–OGUNQUIT. This morning,

included sightseeing with a Local Guide shows off

many of the major highlights—Beacon Hill, the

Old North Church (where Paul Revere was signaled

of the departure of British troops to Lexington), the

Freedom Trail, Boston Common, and the Public

Gardens. Afterward, time to explore

Hall before traveling for an overnight to the picture-

perfect oceanfront village of Ogunquit, a haven

for writers and artists. In the evening, sample the

delicious local fare on an optional lobster bake

excursion that includes steamed clams, Maine

lobster, and delicious corn-on-the-cob.

Day 6 OGUNQUIT–LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE–

NORTH CONWAY. Marvel at New England’s

autumn splendor as we head northwest to Lake

Winnipesaukee, one of the region’s largest and

most beautiful stretches of water. Cruise across this

island-dotted lake aboard the historic MS MOUNT

WASHINGTON to the lake resort of Wolfeboro.

Your overnight is in North Conway, with a

Faneuil

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BOSTON

MAYFLOWER II

Priced From $2,259 AU

backdrop of over 700,000 acres of protected

White Mountain National Forest, which boasts the

tallest peak in the East—Mount Washington at

6,288 feet. Your evening is free. (CB)

Day 7 NORTH CONWAY–MONTPELIER–

BURLINGTON. Travel through colorful autumnal

forests and continue across New Hampshire. Next

stop: Vermont, where birch, oak, and maple leaves

form a kaleidoscope of brilliant yellows, oranges, and

reds. After a stop in Montpelier, Vermont’s capital

city, we visit a nearby MAPLE SYRUP FARM. Next up:

Burlington on the shores of Lake Champlain. (CB)

Day 8 BURLINGTON–LAKE CHAMPLAIN–LAKE

PLACID. Drive to the shores of Lake Champlain

and board the ferry for the SCENIC CROSSING into

the state of New York. Travel through the foothills

of the Adirondack Mountains to the village of Lake

Placid, site of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics.

Day 9 LAKE PLACID–SARATOGA SPRINGS. This

morning, continue your exploration of the village to

shop for souvenirs on Main Street, enjoy a leisurely

stroll along Mirror Lake, or visit the Olympic Skating

Center, where you can watch future Olympic

athletes train. A late arrival in historic Saratoga in

upstate New York. An orientation tour shows off

the beautiful Victorian estates, downtown with

its tree-lined streets, one-of-a-kind boutiques, and

gorgeous floral plantings. Balance of the day and

evening at leisure. (CB)

Day 10 SARATOGA SPRINGS–ALBANY–NEW

YORK CITY. A quick visit to Albany, the historic

capital of New York, for an orientation tour. The

final leg of your journey takes you south into New

York City. A stop at Newark International Airport

for those with homebound flights. Please schedule

flights after 4 pm. For guests with flights out of

Kennedy or LaGuardia International Airports,

transfers are not included, and it is suggested to

book flights after 7 pm. The trip ends in Manhattan

for those guests with extra nights. (CB)

Cosmos, in partnership with

Tourism Cares,™ has funded

the preservation/restoration of

the Freedom Trail, which you will see on this

vacation.

FALL FOLIAGE—Enjoy the

spectacular colors of New York

and New England on this

vacation (if Mother Nature permits).

In partnership with the National

Park Foundation, Cosmos

immerses you in the sights,

sounds, landscapes, and history shared in many

of America’s national parks. Just look for the

to see which national parks are included

Tours 8100 and 8102

DATES & PRICES

Tour8100

Extend Your Vacation in New York City

Tour 8102—12 days

Tour8102

Depar-

ture

num-

ber

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New?ork

City

End

10

days

AU$

End

12

days

AU$

New?ork

City

New?ork

City

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0919

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0925

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GratuitiesperpersonforTourDirectoranddriver:$146

Pricesbasedondoubleroomoccupancy.

SingleRoomSupplement:8100$947;8102$1,434

TripleRoomReductionperperson:8100$218;8102$346

GuaranteedShares:seepage11.

Additionalaccommodationsbeforeorafteryourtourmaybe

available,seepage99.

Days 1 to 10 Like Tour 8100. Check into the Holiday Inn Express Manhattan West Side for the next

two nights.

Day 11 NEW YORK CITY. During your free time in Manhattan, visit the most popular sights: Times

Square, Greenwich Village, Wall Street, and Chinatown. Take advantage of our optional activities,

such as a helicopter flight over the “City That Never Sleeps,” a ride up to the 86th floor of the

Empire State Building, or a Manhattan harbor cruise. Your local host can help arrange these and

other excursions, as well as offer useful shopping and dining tips. (CB)

Day 12 NEW YORK CITY. The trip ends today with guests departing on individual schedules.

Airport transfers are provided to Kennedy, LaGuardia, or Newark International Airports. (CB)

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TORONTO

NIAGARA FALLS

ST. LAWRENCE ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK

ONTARIO & FRENCH CANADA

Tour 8330—8 days from Toronto to Montréal

Tour 8334 with Halifax extension—12 days from Toronto to Halifax

Tour 8337 with Toronto extension—9 days from Toronto to Toronto

Your Travel Package Includes:

Sightseeing: In Niagara Falls, Toronto, Ottawa, Québec City, and Montréal; Niagara Falls

sightseeing cruise, scenic cruise along the St. Lawrence River, Royal Canadian Mounted

Police Stables, and Cap de la Madeleine. ■ Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the

tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Scenic Highlights: Niagara Falls, Kingston, Gananoque, Thousand Islands National Park,

Ottawa River, and the Rideau Canal.

Guides: Local Guides for city sightseeing in Québec City and Montréal; services of a

professional Tour Director; on Tour 8334 and 8337—local host service in Halifax and

Toronto, where information is provided for independent exploration and dining.

Transportation: Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring; on Tour

8334—overnight accommodations and travel aboard VIA Rail’s Ocean train to Nova

Scotia; on Tour 8337—private motorcoach to Toronto.

Hotels: Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service charges,

and tips for baggage handling. Listed hotels or equivalent; see page 98.

TORONTO Chelsea Hotel, Toronto (F), OTTAWA Novotel Ottawa (F), QUÉBEC CITY

AREA Hotel Classique (MF), MONTRÉAL Best Western Ville Marie (F); VIA RAIL

OCEAN TRAIN EXTENSION Sleeper Plus class, HALIFAX The Lord Nelson Hotel &

Suites (F)

Meals: On Tour 8334—1 continental breakfast (CB), 1 lunch (L), 1 dinner (D)

MyAccount: Personalize your tour ahead of time with additional excursions. Visit our

website for details and conditions.

QUÉBEC

Québec City Area

2

Laurentian

Mountains

1

Montréal

Tour 8337 with Toronto extension

Upper Canada Village

Ottawa

2

ONTARIO

Kingston

Thousand Islands National Park

Toronto

1

2

Niagara Falls

Atlantic Ocean

Tour 8334 with Halifax extension

NEW BRUNSWICK

1

QUÉBEC

Ocean Train

Halifax

2

Peggy’s Cove

MAINE

1

NOVA SCOTIA

Montréal

Day 1 TORONTO. Welcome to Toronto, Ontario’s

capital. Your Tour Director is on hand late this

afternoon to answer any questions.

Day 2 TORONTO. EXCURSION TO NIAGARA

FALLS. Skirt the shores of Lake Ontario to Niagara

Falls, one of the Natural Wonders of the World. Board

your SIGHTSEEING BOAT for a thrilling ride to view

the thundering falls. Sightseeing also includes the

beautiful Floral Clock. See Toronto’s major landmarks

on today’s city tour, including the banking district,

City Hall, the CN Tower, the University of Toronto,

and ultra-modern Roger’s Center. This evening, enjoy

an optional outing to the top of the CN Tower for a

delicious dinner and spectacular views.

NOTE: Operation of the Niagara Falls sightseeing

cruise is subject to favorable weather conditions.

When weather is unfavorable, a walking tour

through the scenic tunnels will be substituted.

Last day of operation for the 2016 season is

30 Nov.

Day 3 TORONTO–KINGSTON–OTTAWA. Leave

Ontario’s capital and stop in Kingston, a city with an

exciting history dating back more than 300 years.

Proceed along the St. Lawrence River with splendid

vistas of Thousand Islands National Park. At Ivy Lea,

board your boat for a CRUISE that takes a scenic

route through the many islands of St. Lawrence

Islands National Park. Next, head to Ottawa,

Canada’s beautiful capital.

Day 4 OTTAWA. This morning, enjoy a

sightseeing tour of this lovely city on the banks

of the Ottawa River and the Rideau Canal. See

the Canadian Mint; the embassy district; and

stately Parliament Hill. Visit the ROYAL CANADIAN

MOUNTED POLICE STABLES, a tribute to Canadian

heritage and history. Suggestions for this afternoon

include a visit to the magnificent Canadian

Museum of History or the array of restaurants and

shops at lively Byward Market.

NOTE: Due to seasonal hours, the Royal Canadian

Mounted Police Stables will be closed and

unavailable on the 21 Apr.; 01, 08, 15, 22, 29 Sep.,

and 06 Oct. departures.

Day 5 OTTAWA–QUÉBEC CITY AREA. Drive into

the French-Canadian province of Québec, where

there is a sudden change in language and tradition.

Follow the King’s Highway, tracing this historical route

along the north shore of the mighty St. Lawrence

River. Visit the Basilica of Notre Dame and CAP DE LA

MADELEINE before arriving into historic Québec City,

the heart of French Canada and a UNESCO World

Heritage Site.

Day 6 QUÉBEC CITY AREA. Enjoy a guided tour of

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ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE

QUÉBEC CITY

Priced From $1,599AU

on a unique optional excursion to the Erabliere

Chemin du Roy Sugar Shack. Visitors to the sugar

cabin will enjoy a typical Québec breakfast, along

with a guided visit and presentation to explain the

process of maple extraction. Afterward, head south

forsophisticated Montréal, one of Canada’s largest

cities. Major attractions on this afternoon’s tour

include once-walled Old Montréal, the Seminary of

St. Sulpice, Mount Royal, and modern Montréal.

Canada’s only walled city, crowned by the turrets of

Château Frontenac. Until the British victory of 1759,

Old Québec was the center of New France; today,

it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Within the walls

reside the Place d’Armes, Laval Seminary, the star-

plan Citadelle with grand vistas from its bastions,

and ancient Place Royale. Also see the stone houses

crowding the narrow streets of Lower Town by the

St. Lawrence River. The afternoon and evening are

free—your Tour Director will have suggestions for

sightseeing, shopping, and dining.

Day 7 QUÉBEC CITY AREA–MONTRÉAL. This

morning, join your fellow traveling companions

Tours 8330, 8334 and 8337

DATES & PRICES

Tour8330

Day 8 MONTRÉAL. The trip ends today with guests

departing on individual schedules. Transfers to

Montréal Trudeau Airport are included.

Tour8334

Tour8337

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num-

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8

12

days

AU$

Start

Toronto

End

days

AU$

End

Halifax

End

Toronto

days

AU$

Montr?al

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0630 30Jun

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0818 18Aug 25Aug

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Extend Your Vacation in Toronto

Tour 8337—9 days

Add the Ocean Train to Halifax to Your Vacation

Tour 8334—12 days

Days 1 to 7 Like Tour 8330.

Day 8 MONTRÉAL. The next two days are at

leisure to discover the city’s European charm,

Canadian warmth, and small-world feel. Visit

Saint-Denis Street with its boutiques featuring

local and European-influenced designers, relax

on an outdoor terrace, or explore Mount Royal

and the park for great views of the city.

Day 9 MONTRÉAL–VIA RAIL OCEAN TRAIN

TO HALIFAX. This evening, transfer to the

train station and board the overnight Ocean

train bound for Nova Scotia. Travel along the

St. Lawrence River in the comfort of your

private sleeper car. (D)

Day 10 VIA RAIL OCEAN TRAIN–HALIFAX.

Enjoy a continental breakfast this morning

and views of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

Arrive in Halifax and transfer to your hotel, The

Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites. The balance of the

day is at leisure. (CB,L)

Day 11 HALIFAX. EXCURSION TO PEGGY’S

COVE. Founded in 1749 to protect British

interests in North America, Halifax, capital of

Nova Scotia, is steeped in maritime history. The

day begins with the Halifax Explosion, Titanic

Graves, historic downtown, dockyards, Halifax

Public Gardens, and Halifax Commons. On to

famous Peggy’s Cove with its lighthouse and

quaint fishing village.

Day 12 HALIFAX. The trip ends today with guests

departing on independent schedules. Transfers are

provided to Halifax International Airport.

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9Jun

16Jun

20Jun

23Jun

30Jun

4Jul

7Jul

21Jul

28Jul

4Aug

11Aug

1729

1729

1729

1729

1729

1729

1729

1729

1729

8Sep

15Sep

Days 1 TO 7 Like Tour 8330.

Day 8 MONTRÉAL–TORONTO. En route

to Toronto, visit UPPER CANADA VILLAGE,

one of Canada’s most complete living-history

museums. You will be transported back in time

to the 1860s. Afterward, the motorcoach will

transfer to the Best Western Primrose for an

overnight.

NOTE: During April, September, and October,

Upper Canada Village will operate on a limited

basis. Departures 18, 21 April, 01, 08, 15, 19,

22, 29 September, and 06 Oct. will still have

the benefit of a private guided tour of select

historical sites.

Day 9 TORONTO. The trip ends today with

guests departing on individual schedules.

Transfers to Toronto’s Pearson International

Airport are included.

1729

13Oct

Pricesareforalllandarrangements.

GratuitiesperpersonforTourDirectoranddriver:$108

Pricesbasedondoubleroomoccupancy.

SingleRoomSupplement:8330$506;8334$755;8337$589

TripleRoomReductionperperson:8330$96;8334$147;

8337$109

GuaranteedShares:seepage11.

Additionalaccommodationsbeforeorafteryourtourmaybe

available,seepage99.

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PRICED AS LOW AS

$185 A DAY!

CHÂTEAU FRONTENAC

PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH COUNTRY

BOSTON

EASTERN U.S. & CANADA GRAND VACATION

Tour 8200—15 days from New York City to New York City

Tour 8205 with New York City extension—17 days from New York City to New York City

Your Travel Package Includes:

Sightseeing: In New York City, Boston, Québec City, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto,

Washington DC, and Philadelphia; scenic cruise along the St. Lawrence River,

Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise, Amish farm & house, Liberty Bell & Independence

Hall, Arlington National Cemetery, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument,

Capitol Hill, and National WWII Memorial. ■ Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE

in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Scenic Highlights: Faneuil Hall, the Old North Church, the Freedom Trail,

Boston Common, scenic White Mountains, French-Canadian province of

Québec, St. Lawrence River, Québec City (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Place

d’Armes, Laval Seminary, the star-plan Citadelle, Old Montréal, Seminary of St.

Sulpice, Mount Royal, modern Montréal, Ottawa River, the Rideau Canal, Rideau

Falls, CN Tower, Niagara Falls, Appalachian Mountains, and Pennsylvania Dutch

farm country.

Guides: Local Guides for city sightseeing in New York City, Boston, Washington

DC, Québec City, Montréal, and Amish farm & house; services of a professional

Tour Director; on Tours 8205—local host service in New York City, where

information is provided for independent exploration and dining.

Transportation: Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.

Hotels: Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service

charges, and tips for baggage handling. Listed hotels or equivalent; see page 98.

NEW YORK CITY Skyline Hotel (MF), BOSTON Holiday Inn Boston-Brookline

(MF), QUÉBEC CITY AREA Hotel Lindbergh (MF), MONTRÉAL Best Western

Ville-Marie (F), OTTAWA The Cartier Place Suite Hotel (F), TORONTO Chelsea

Hotel, Toronto (F), NIAGARA FALLS Best Western Plus Cairn Croft Hotel (F),

LANCASTER Heritage Hotel Lancaster (ST), WASHINGTON DC AREA Crowne

Plaza Old Town Alexandria (F), PHILADELPHIA Wyndham Historic District

Philadelphia (F)

MyAccount: Personalize your tour ahead of time with additional excursions.

Visit our website for details and conditions.

Québec City Area

2

QUÉBEC

MAINE

Montréal

ONTARIO

1

Ottawa

1

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Kingston

Thousand

Islands N.P.

Toronto

Boston

MASSACHUSETTS

2

2

NEW YORK

1

Niagara Falls

CONNECTICUT

PENNSYLVANIA

1

New York City

Philadelphia

NEW JERSEY

Atlantic Ocean

1

Lancaster

1

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Washington DC

Area

2

MARYLAND

your traveling companions on a unique optional

excursion to the Erabliere Chemin du Roy (Path of

the King Sugar Shack). Visitors to the sugar cabin

will enjoy a typical Québec breakfast, along with

a guided visit and presentation to explain the

process of maple extraction. Afterward, return to

Québec City for a guided tour of Canada’s only

walled city, crowned by the turrets of Château

Frontenac. Until the British victory of 1759, Old

Québec was the center of New France; today,

it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Within the

walls reside the Place d’Armes, Laval Seminary,

the star-plan Citadelle with grand vistas from its

bastions, and ancient Place Royale. See the Old

Day 1 NEW YORK CITY. Welcome to the

“Big Apple!” Your Tour Director is on hand this

afternoon to answer any questions.

Day 2 NEW YORK CITY–BOSTON. This morning,

on the included sightseeing tour with a local

expert, visit Broadway, the Empire State Building,

Greenwich Village, Chinatown, City Hall, Wall

Street, and Trinity Church. This afternoon, head for

Boston—the “Cradle of American Liberty.” Visit its

historic landmarks, reflecting the important part it

has played in the history of the United States.

Day 3 BOSTON. On your morning guided tour

of Boston, see

Faneuil Hall, the

Church (where Paul Revere was signaled for the

departure of British troops to Lexington), the

Freedom Trail, and Boston Common. The afternoon

is free to explore on your own. This evening, why

not join your traveling companions for dinner at a

popular downtown restaurant?

Day 4 BOSTON–QUÉBEC CITY AREA. Journey

through New Hampshire, passing the State Capitol

at Concord and on to the scenic White Mountains.

Continue to the Canadian border, where you’ll

notice a change in language and tradition as you

enter the French-Canadian province of Québec.

Overnight in historic Québec City on the banks of

the St. Lawrence River.

Day 5 QUÉBEC CITY AREA. This morning, join

Old North

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Day 13 WASHINGTON DC AREA. The nation’s

capital is a sightseeing treasure trove, and your

half-day tour with a Local Guide features a visit

to Arlington National Cemetery to see the graves

of American heroes, including those of John F.

Kennedy and his brother Robert. After, the

Lincoln Memorial,

Washington Monument,

National WWII Memorial, and photo stops at

Capitol Hill, the

White House, and other well-

known sights. Your Tour Director will also suggest

a number of independent activities that explore

different facets of this splendid city.

Day 14 WASHINGTON DC AREA–

PHILADELPHIA. Travel north this morning to

Philadelphia for included sightseeing focusing on

the important buildings of this historic city, the

“Birthplace of the Nation.” The remainder of your

day is free for independent sightseeing.

Day 15 PHILADELPHIA–NEW YORK CITY.

This morning, visit the

LIBERTY BELL and

INDEPENDENCE HALL. Then, leave for New York

City via Newark International Airport for those with

homebound flights. Please schedule flights after

6 pm. For guests with flights out of Kennedy or

LaGuardia airports, transfers are not included, and it

is suggested to book flights after 7 pm. The trip ends

in Manhattan in the late afternoon for those guests

on the New York city extension.

World houses crowding narrow streets in Lower

Town and the historic Plains of Abraham, where

General Wolfe stormed the slopes. The afternoon

is at leisure.

Day 6 QUÉBEC CITY AREA–MONTRÉAL. Today,

drive to cosmopolitan Montréal, one of Canada’s

largest cities. Home of Expo ‘67 and the 1976

Summer Olympics, included sightseeing includes St.

Joseph’s Oratory, the lookout atop Mount Royal,

once-walled Old Montréal, Notre Dame Church, the

Seminary of St. Sulpice, built by the first missionary

settlers, and modern Montréal.

Day 7 MONTRÉAL–OTTAWA. Drive west to

Ottawa, Canada’s beautiful capital. City sightseeing

includes Parliament Hill with its gothic buildings, the

Canadian Mint, the Rideau Canal, the hexagonal

National Arts Centre, and stately residences and

embassies. With the free afternoon you could visit

the Canadian Museum of History, with panoramic

views of Parliament Hill across the Ottawa River.

Day 8 OTTAWA–KINGSTON–TORONTO. Trace

the Rideau Canal south to the amazing Thousand

Islands National Park. Enjoy many wooded islands

along the St. Lawrence River, sprinkled with

beautifully simple to opulent summer homes on

your included SCENIC CRUISE.

Day 9 TORONTO. Setting Toronto’s exciting

architectural pace are City Hall; the downtown

banking district; Roger’s Center; and stunning CN

Tower, more than a third of a mile high. See all this

and more on your morning city sightseeing tour.

Then, spend the rest of the day exploring the city

sights on your own, including Harbourfront, Ontario

Place, and Chinatown.

Day 10 TORONTO–NIAGARA FALLS. Travel south

along the lakeshore and through the rich farmlands

and vineyards of Ontario to Niagara Falls. Stop at

Table Rock and hear the raging waters. Then, board

your SIGHTSEEING BOAT for amazing close-ups at

the base of the falls.

NOTE: Operation of the Niagara Falls sightseeing

cruise is subject to favorable weather conditions.

When weather is unfavorable, a walking tour

through the scenic tunnels will be substituted.

Last day of operation for the 2016 season is

30 Nov.

Day 11 NIAGARA FALLS–LANCASTER. Leave

Canada today and head southeast through the

Appalachian Mountains and along a portion of the

Susquehanna River into Pennsylvania Dutch farm

country. Tonight, join the optional excursion and

experience a traditional Amish dinner.

Day 12 LANCASTER–PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH

COUNTRY–WASHINGTON DC AREA. This

morning, stop at the AMISH FARM & HOUSE. A

Local Guide explains the faith, culture, and way of

life of these people for whom tradition forbids the

use of electricity or telephones in the home. On to

Washington DC for an afternoon arrival.

In partnership with the National

Park Foundation, Cosmos

immerses you in the sights,

sounds, landscapes, and history shared in many

of America’s national parks. Just look for the

to see which national parks are included

throughout your journey.

Tours 8200 and 8205

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Cosmos, in partnership with

Tourism Cares,™ has funded the

preservation/restoration of the

Freedom Trail, which you will see on this vacation.

FALL FOLIAGE—Enjoy the

spectacular colors of New

York, New England, Ontario,

and Québec on our special fall foliage departures:

Sept. 4 to Oct. 5 (if Mother Nature permits).

Extend Your Vacation in New York City

Tour 8205—17 days

Pricesareforalllandarrangements.

GratuitiesperpersonforTourDirectoranddriver:$223

Pricesbasedondoubleroomoccupancy.

SingleRoomSupplement:8200$1,280;8205$1,702to$1,786

TripleRoomReductionperperson:8200$269;8205$358to

$390

GuaranteedShares:seepage11.

Additionalaccommodationsbeforeorafteryourtourmaybe

available,seepage99.

Days 1 to 15 Like Tour 8200. Check into the

Skyline Hotel for the next two nights.

Day 16 NEW YORK CITY. The “Big Apple”

beckons. New York has it all, from Broadway shows

to museums, shopping, and great restaurants.

Day 17 NEW YORK CITY. The trip ends today with

guests departing on individual schedules. Airport

transfers are provided to Kennedy International,

LaGuardia, or Newark Airports.

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VIA RAIL TRAIN

SPIRIT ISLAND

STANLEY PARK

CANADIAN TRAIN ODYSSEY

Tour 8960—14 days from Toronto to Vancouver

TAKE THE TRAIN!

TAKE THE TRAIN!

Tour 8963 with Honolulu extension—21 days from Toronto to Honolulu

Tour 8965 with Alaska Cruise extension—22 days from Toronto to Vancouver

Skagway

Juneau

Glacier

Bay

ALASKA

7

Ketchikan

BRITISH

COLUMBIA

Inside

Passage

Edmonton

Jasper

2

Saskatoon

Columbia

Icefield

Tour 8963 with Honolulu extension

MANITOBA

Lake Louise

Vancouver

21

Banff National Park

Yoho National Park

Glacier National Park

OAHU

2

Pacific Ocean

1

3

Victoria 2

Kamloops

ONTARIO

Sioux Lookout

Honolulu

7

Pacific

Ocean

SASKATCHEWAN

Winnipeg

ALBERTA

Lake Superior

Maximum elevation on tour: 9,900 ft.

Toronto

1

Niagara Falls

Your Travel Package Includes:

Sightseeing: In Niagara Falls, Victoria, and Vancouver; Butchart Gardens,

Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise, orientation tour in Jasper, Columbia Icefield (Ice

Explorer ride), and Stanley Park. ■ Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour

description, including admission charges where applicable.

Scenic Highlights: Niagara Falls, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Canadian Rockies, Jasper

National Park, Icefields Parkway, Banff National Park, Lake Louise, Yoho National

Park, Glacier National Park, Fraser River, Strait of Georgia, and Gulf Islands.

Guides: Services of a professional Tour Director; on Tour 8963—local host in

Honolulu, where information is provided for independent exploration and dining;

on Tour 8965—crew member service while cruising on Holland America’s

MS Volendam.

Transportation: Private bedroom on VIA Rail’s® the Canadian train from Toronto

to Jasper in Sleeper Plus class; ferry crossing to/from Vancouver Island, Holland

America’s MS Volendam on Tour 8965; private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach

while touring.

Hotels: Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service

charges, and tips for baggage handling. Listed hotels or equivalent; see page 98.

TORONTO Chelsea Hotel, Toronto (F), VIA RAIL CANADIAN TRAIN Sleeper Plus

class, JASPER Lobstick Lodge (F), BANFF NATIONAL PARK Mount Royal Hotel (F),

KAMLOOPS Ramada Inn - Kamloops (ST), VICTORIA Royal Scot Hotel & Suites (F),

VANCOUVER Sandman Suites on Davie (F); ALASKA CRUISE EXTENSION Holland

America’s MS Volendam; HONOLULU EXTENSION Sheraton Princess Kaiulani (MF)

Meals: 2 breakfasts (B), 1 brunch (BR), 2 lunches (L), 2 dinners (D);

on Tour 8965—7 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L), 7 dinners (D)

MyAccount: Personalize your tour ahead of time with additional excursions.

Visit our website for details and conditions.

main courses, and desserts.

NOTE: Operation of the Niagara Falls sightseeing

cruise is subject to favorable weather and/or river

conditions. When unfavorable conditions exist, a

walking tour through the scenic tunnels will be

substituted. Last day of operation for the 2016

season is 30 November.

Day 3 VIA RAIL THE CANADIAN. Today, watch

the scenery as you whisk by the ever-changing

Canadian landscape and travel the full length

of the Canadian National Railway’s breathtaking

Station for a late-evening departure on the

CANADIAN, VIA Rail’s premier transcontinental

train. Spend the next three days and nights on

this classic trip across Canada’s heartland. Your

first-class rail cars are refurbished art-deco cars

from the 1950s. Try the observation dome for

views of the Canadian countryside as you roll past

Ontario’s landscapes, or pass the time in one of

the comfortable lounges. All meals are included,

and you won’t want to miss any of them, as the

chef offers a tempting array of soups, salads,

Day 1 TORONTO. Welcome to Toronto! Your Tour

Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer

any questions.

Day 2 TORONTO–NIAGARA FALLS

EXCURSION–VIA RAIL THE CANADIAN. This

morning, sightseeing in Niagara Falls includes

a SIGHTSEEING BOAT CRUISE past the world-

famous falls. Return to Toronto and join this

evening’s optional outing that combines dinner

with the spectacular sight of Toronto’s lights

from the CN Tower. Afterward, transfer to Union

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Day 13 VANCOUVER. Today is at leisure for

independent sightseeing. Maybe take a water taxi

to lively Granville Island with its outdoor markets,

street musicians, and waterfront cafés. Or, visit

historic Gastown with its steam-powered clock,

antique shops, art galleries, and street vendors.

Day 14 VANCOUVER. The trip ends today with

guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers

are provided to Vancouver International Airport.

Day 9 BANFF NATIONAL PARK–YOHO

NATIONAL PARK–GLACIER NATIONAL

PARK–KAMLOOPS. This morning, leave Banff

National Park and travel over Kicking Horse Pass

on the Continental Divide. Travel through YOHO

NATIONAL PARK, where pre-Cambrian fossils were

discovered, and GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, where

recreational mountain climbing was introduced to

North America a century ago. Late this afternoon,

arrive at the cattle-ranching center of Kamloops, a

Shuswap Indian word for “meeting of the waters.”

Day 10 KAMLOOPS–FERRY CROSSING–

VICTORIA. As you travel through the Coast

Mountain Range to its majestic Pacific coastline,

the vegetation changes from desert landscape

to lush alpine forests. Board your afternoon ferry

for the spectacular crossing to Vancouver Island.

Sightseeing in Victoria includes the Inner Harbour,

Bastion Square, Thunderbird Park, and world-

famous BUTCHART GARDENS. This evening,

consider strolling along the Waterfront Promenade.

Day 11 VICTORIA. Be sure to discover some

of the attractions this splendid city has to offer,

including the Royal British Columbia Museum,

Afternoon Tea at the Empress Hotel, a whale-

watching cruise on the Strait of Juan de Fuca,

and fine shopping along Government Street. This

evening, join our optional excursion in Chinatown,

complete with colorful lanterns and dinner at an

authentic restaurant.

Day 12 VICTORIA–FERRY CROSSING–

VANCOUVER. This morning, set sail across the

Strait of Georgia and through the spectacular

Gulf Islands, an archipelago known for its climate.

In Vancouver, city sightseeing includes STANLEY

PARK, Gastown, Chinatown, and many other

famous landmarks. The remainder of the day

is free to explore Robson Street and experience

British Columbia’s premier shopping and

entertainment location.

mainline. Enjoy the many great onboard features,

like use of the lounges and access to the domed

Skyline Car for spectacular viewing. (B,L,D)

Day 4 VIA RAIL THE CANADIAN–WINNIPEG.

An early arrival into Winnipeg, Manitoba’s capital,

a city rich in history and culture. In the early

afternoon we continue our journey through

Manitoba’s prairies and into Saskatchewan. (B,L,D)

Day 5 VIA RAIL THE CANADIAN–JASPER. Wake

early and enjoy a delicious breakfast as you continue

on the Canadian into the very heart of the Canadian

Rockies. Arrive in Jasper this afternoon. An

orientation tour includes Jasper’s unspoiled beauty.

Perhaps an optional float trip on the Athabasca River

to end the day? The evening is free to enjoy the

ambiance of this delightful mountain setting. (BR)

Day 6 JASPER. Consider an optional trip to

Maligne Lake for a narrated cruise to much-

photographed Spirit Island. On the return journey,

stop to view mighty Maligne Canyon. With free

time this afternoon, maybe hike on the trails and

watch for wildlife, or stroll the streets of Jasper.

Day 7 JASPER–COLUMBIA ICEFIELD–LAKE

LOUISE–BANFF NATIONAL PARK. Board your

motorcoach this morning and journey through

JASPER NATIONAL PARK, stopping along the way

at the COLUMBIA ICEFIELD to experience the Ice

Explorer, an all-terrain vehicle that travels on ice

that is 1,200 feet (365 meters) thick. Continue

down Icefields Parkway to Lake Louise, where

cold waters mirror the surrounding mountains and

glaciers. Arrive in BANFF NATIONAL PARK for a

leisurely two night stay.

Day 8 BANFF NATIONAL PARK. This morning,

consider an optional helicopter ride over the

Canadian Rockies. Later, join the optional

excursion to Sulphur Mountain for a gondola ride

with panoramic views of the stunning scenery and

a stop at sparkling Bow Falls.

In partnership with the National

Park Foundation, Cosmos

immerses you in the sights,

sounds, landscapes, and history shared in many

of America’s national parks. Just look for the

to see which national parks are included

throughout your journey.

Relax in Honolulu

Tour 8963—21 days

Add 7 nights in Honolulu to your vacation for

AU$1,200.

Please see page 12 for details.

Tours 8960 and 8965

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Add an Alaska Cruise to Your Vacation

Tour 8965—22 days

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Pricesareforalllandarrangements.

GratuitiesperpersonforTourDirectoranddriver:$177

Gratuitiesforcruiseextensionareadditionalandpaidonboardship.

8965pricingisbasedoninsidecabin,categoryLorK;upgradetoan

outsidecabin(8966)categoryEfor$333oraverandahcabin(8967)

categoryAAfrom$1,545to$2,011.

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to$603,dependingondate,areincludedincruiseextensionprice.

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8965from$1,933basedondateandcabincategory.

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8965from$224basedondateandcabincategory.

Tripleroomsonthe?anadianmaybeoneroomortwoseparaterooms

thatmayormaynotbelocatedneareachotheronthetrain.

GuaranteedShares:seepage11.

Additionalaccommodationsbeforeorafteryourtourmaybeavailable,

seepage99.

See extraordinary scenery and wildlife on this unforgettable cruise aboard Holland America’s

luxurious MS Volendam.

Days 1 to 14 Like Tour 8960, except continue

your stay in Vancouver for the evening of Day 14.

Day 15 VANCOUVER (EMBARKATION).

Embark on your cruise ship. (D)

Day 16 SCENIC CRUISING: INSIDE PASSAGE. (B,L,D)

Day 17 JUNEAU. (B,L,D)

Day 18 SKAGWAY. (B,L,D)

NOTE: For more details on the ports visited and your cruise ship, refer to page 13. Cruise itineraries

are provided by Holland America Line and are up to date at time of printing. Your travel documents

will contain the most current information.

Day 19 SCENIC CRUISING:

Day 20 KETCHIKAN. (B,L,D)

Day 21 SCENIC CRUISING: INSIDE PASSAGE. (B,L,D)

Day 22 VANCOUVER (DISEMBARKATION).

Disembark this morning and transfer to Vancouver

International Airport for your return flight home.

Please schedule flights after Noon. (B)

GLACIER BAY. (B,L,D)

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$180 A DAY!

BANFF NATIONAL PARK

OTTAWA

TRANS-CANADIAN ADVENTURE

Tour 8250—17 days from Toronto to Vancouver

Tour 8255 with Alaska cruise extension—24 days from Toronto to Vancouver

ONTARIO

Québec City Area

Pacific

Ocean

ALASKA

ALBERTA

Mount Robson

2

BRITISH

COLUMBIA

Skagway

QUÉBEC

Atlantic

Ocean

Juneau

Glacier

Bay

Tour 8255

Jasper National Park

Columbia Icefield

Lake Louise

2

Calgary1

2

with Alaska extension

1

Ottawa

Montréal

7

Pacific

Ocean

2

Kamloops

1

Ketchikan

Kingston

St. Lawrence Islands

National Park

Banff

Vancouver

Victoria

Toronto

1

Inside

Passage

2

BRITISH

COLUMBIA

2

Niagara Falls

1

Vancouver

Maximum elevation on tour: 9,900 ft.

Your Travel Package Includes:

Sightseeing: In Toronto, Ottawa, Québec City, Montréal, Calgary, Victoria, and

Vancouver; shores of Lake Ontario, Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise, scenic cruise

along the St. Lawrence River, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Stables, Cap de la

Madeleine, Columbia Icefield (Ice Explorer ride), Butchart Gardens, and Stanley

Park. ■ Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including

admission charges where applicable.

Scenic Highlights: Niagara Falls, Kingston, St. Lawrence Islands National Park,

Ottawa River and the Rideau Canal, Mount Royal, Olympic Ski Jump, Saddledome,

Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Lake Louise, Fraser River, Mount Robson,

Thompson River Valley, Strait of Georgia, and the Gulf Islands.

Guides: Local Guides for city sightseeing in Québec City, and Montréal; services of

a professional Tour Director; on Tour 8255 crew member service while cruising on

Holland America’s MS Volendam or MS Nieuw Amsterdam.

Transportation: Ferry crossing to/from Vancouver Island; Holland America’s

MS Volendam or MS Nieuw Amsterdamon Tour 8255; private, deluxe air-conditioned

motorcoach while touring.

Hotels: Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service charges,

and tips for baggage handling. Listed hotels or equivalent; see page 98.

TORONTO Chelsea Hotel, Toronto (F), OTTAWA Novotel Ottawa (F), QUÉBEC CITY

AREA Hotel Classique (MF), MONTRÉAL Best Western Ville Marie (F), CALGARY

International Hotel Calgary (SF), BANFF Bow View Lodge (ST), JASPER Marmot

Lodge (F), KAMLOOPS Thompson Hotel & Conference Centre (F), VICTORIA Royal

Scot Hotel & Suites (F), VANCOUVER Holiday Inn & Suites Vancouver Downtown

(F); ALASKA CRUISE EXTENSION Holland America’s MS Volendam or MS Nieuw

Amsterdam

Meals: On Tour 8250—1 breakfast (B); on Tour 8255—7 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L),

7 dinners (D)

MyAccount: Personalize your tour ahead of time with additional excursions. Visit our

website for details and conditions.

Day 1 TORONTO. Welcome to Toronto! Your Tour

Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any

questions.

Day 2 TORONTO. EXCURSION TO NIAGARA

FALLS. See Toronto’s major landmarks today: the

CN Tower and Roger’s Center. Also visit thundering

Niagara Falls. View the falls from above, then embark

on a SIGHTSEEING CRUISE for a close-up view from

the river below the falls.

NOTE: Operation of the Niagara Falls sightseeing

cruise is subject to favorable weather and/or river

conditions. When unfavorable conditions exist, a

walking tour through the scenic tunnels will be

substituted. Last day of operation for the 2016

season is 30 Nov.

Day 3 TORONTO–KINGSTON–OTTAWA. Leave

COLUMBIA

NOTE: Due to seasonal hours, the Royal Canadian

Mounted Police Stables will be closed and unavailable

on the 21 Apr.; 01, 08, 15, 22, 29 Sep.; and 06 Oct.

departures.

Day 5 OTTAWA–QUÉBEC CITY AREA. Drive into

the French-Canadian province of Québec, where

there is a sudden change in language and tradition.

Follow the King’s Highway, tracing this historical

route along the north shore of the mighty St.

Lawrence River. Visit the Basilica of Notre Dame and

CAP DE LA MADELEINE before arriving in historic

Québec City, heart of French Canada and a UNESCO

World Heritage Site.

Ontario’s capital and stop in Kingston, a city with an

exciting history dating back more than 300 years.

Proceed along the St. Lawrence River, with splendid

vistas of St. Lawrence Islands National Park. At Ivy

Lea, board a boat for a scenic CRUISE through the

many islands of St. Lawrence Islands National Park.

On to Ottawa, Canada’s capital.

Day 4 OTTAWA. This morning, enjoy sightseeing of

this lovely city, situated on the banks of the Ottawa

River and the Rideau Canal. See the Canadian Mint,

Embassy Row, and stately Parliament Hill. Visit the

ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE STABLES, a

tribute to Canadian heritage and history. Suggestions

for this afternoon include a visit to the magnificent

Canadian Museum of History or the array of

restaurants and shops at the lively Byward Market.

Jasper National Park

Columbia Icefield

Lake Louise

Day 6 QUÉBEC CITY AREA. Start the day with a

guided tour of Canada’s only walled city, crowned

by the great turrets of Château Frontenac. Within

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Ocean

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BRITISH

Mount Robson

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Banff

Vancouver

Victoria

Toronto

Toronto

Toronto

Kingston

St. Lawrence

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Toronto

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the walls are the Place d’Armes, Laval Seminary, the

star-plan Citadelle, and ancient Place Royale. Also

see the stone houses crowding the narrow streets

of Lower Town by the St. Lawrence River and the

historic Plains of Abraham, where General Wolfe

stormed the slopes.

Day 7 QUÉBEC CITY–MONTRÉAL. This morning,

join your fellow traveling companions on a unique

optional excursion to the Erabliere Chemin du Roy

(Path of the King Sugar Shack). Visitors to the sugar

cabin will enjoy a typical Québec breakfast, along

with a guided visit and presentation to explain the

process of maple extraction. Then, head south for

sophisticated Montréal, one of Canada’s largest cities.

Major attractions on this afternoon’s sightseeing tour

include once-walled Old Montréal, the Seminary of

St. Sulpice, Mount Royal, and modern Montréal.

Day 8 MONTRÉAL–CALGARY. Transfer to

Montréal’s airport for your flight to Calgary, noted for

its Stampede and past host of the Winter Olympics.

Once known as Canada’s “cowboy” capital, Calgary

has developed into an energy center for oil and

gas. Time on your own to explore the “Heart of the

New West.” Perhaps visit the Calgary Zoo or shop

downtown.

NOTE: The air sector from Montréal to Calgary is

not included in the tour price. This air sector requires

separate purchase and may be included on select

international airfares.

Day 9 CALGARY–BANFF NATIONAL PARK. This

morning’s sightseeing shows you many of Calgary’s

attractions, including the Olympic Ski Jump and

the Saddledome. Afterward, head west into BANFF

NATIONAL PARK, gateway to the majestic Canadian

Rockies. On arrival, join the optional excursion to

Sulphur Mountain for a thrilling gondola ride with

spectacular views of mountain scenery, and then

picturesque Bow Falls. (B)

Day 10 BANFF NATIONAL PARK. Banff is one of

Canada’s favorite year-round resorts, with summer

activities such as hiking, boating, and fishing.

To help you enjoy the day, your Tour Director

will suggest an optional helicopter ride over the

Canadian Rockies.

Day 11 BANFF NATIONAL PARK–LAKE LOUISE–

COLUMBIA ICEFIELD–JASPER NATIONAL PARK.

A day of scenic grandeur. First, to Lake Louise, whose

cold turquoise waters are a perfect natural mirror

reflecting the surrounding mountains and glaciers.

Next, journey north into Jasper National Park, where

precipitous gorges, snowcapped mountain ranges,

and lakes of exquisite blues and greens come into

view as the motorcoach scales two mountain passes

on the journey north. Another highlight on today’s

agenda is a stop at the COLUMBIA ICEFIELD to

experience the Ice Explorer, an all-terrain vehicle that

travels on ice measuring 1,200 feet thick. Enjoy an

orientation tour of Jasper townsite upon arrival. This

afternoon, join an optional float trip down the historic

Athabasca River.

Day 12 JASPER NATIONAL PARK. Today, join our

optional excursion to Maligne Lake and Spirit Island,

where you embark on a narrated cruise of the lake.

The balance of the day is free to enjoy everything

Jasper has to offer—from guided hikes and quaint

shops to fascinating wildlife.

Day 13 JASPER NATIONAL PARK–MOUNT

ROBSON–KAMLOOPS. Depart Jasper and follow

the Fraser River to the base of spectacular Mount

Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies.

The Yellowhead Highway continues south along the

mighty Thompson River, with spectacular vistas of the

Monashee Mountains. Tonight your Tour Director will

have recommendations for the best places to dine.

Overnight in Kamloops.

Day 14 KAMLOOPS–FERRY CROSSING–

VICTORIA. As you travel through British Columbia’s

Coast Mountains to its majestic Pacific coastline, the

vegetation changes from desert landscape to lush

alpine forests. Board your afternoon ferry for the

spectacular crossing to Vancouver Island. Sightseeing

today includes world-famous BUTCHART GARDENS,

the marine drive, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird

Park with its unusual collection of totem poles.

Day 15 VICTORIA. A free day for independent

exploration. Your Tour Director will suggest optional

excursions, including a whale-watching cruise, and can

advise on the best places to dine or shop.

Day 16 VICTORIA–FERRY CROSSING–

VANCOUVER. Ferry over to the British Columbia

mainland, then it’s a short drive to Vancouver, where

sightseeing includes STANLEY PARK, Gastown,

Chinatown, and other landmarks.

Day 17 VANCOUVER. The trip ends today with

guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers

to Vancouver International Airport are included.

You can extend your vacation with extra nights and

explore Vancouver further with a variety of exciting

optional activities.

In partnership with the National

Park Foundation, Cosmos

immerses you in the sights,

sounds, landscapes, and history shared in many

of America’s national parks. Just look for the

to see which national parks are included

throughout your journey.

Tours 8250 and 8255

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Pricesareforalllandarrangements.

GratuitiesperpersonforTourDirectoranddriver:$253

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categoryLorK(Volendam),upgradetoanoutsidecabin(8256)

categoryDorC(Nieuw Amsterdam)from$539,categoryEorDA

(Volendam)from$360oraverandahcabin(8257)categoryV(Nieuw

Amsterdam)from$1,211orB(Volendam)from$1,437.

Cruiselinenon-commissionablefare,governmenttaxes,andfees

from$544to$611,dependingonship/date,areincludedinprice.

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$211basedondateandcabincategory.

GuaranteedShares:seepage11.

Additionalaccommodationsbeforeorafteryourtourmaybe

available,seepage99.

Add an Alaska Cruise to Your Vacation

Tour 8255—24 days

See extraordinary scenery and wildlife on this unforgettable cruise aboard Holland America’s

luxurious MS Volendam or MS Nieuw Amsterdam.

Days 1 to 16 Like Tour 8250.

Day 17 VANCOUVER (EMBARKATION).

Embark your cruise ship. (D)

Day 18 SCENIC CRUISING: INSIDE PASSAGE. (B,L,D)

Day 19 JUNEAU. (B,L,D)

Day 20 SKAGWAY. (B,L,D)

Day 21 SCENIC CRUISING:

Day 22 KETCHIKAN. (B,L,D)

Day 23 SCENIC CRUISING: INSIDE PASSAGE. (B,L,D)

Day 24 VANCOUVER (DISEMBARKATION).

Disembark this morning and transfer to Vancouver

International Airport for your return flight home.

Please schedule flights after Noon. (B)

GLACIER BAY. (B,L,D)

NOTE: For more details on the ports visited and your cruise ship, refer to page 13. Cruise itineraries

are provided by Holland America Line and are up to date at time of printing. Your travel documents

will contain the most current information.

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EMPIRE STATE BUILDING

U.S. CAPITOL BUILDING

NIAGARA FALLS

TRANS-AMERICAN ADVENTURE

Tour 8800—23 days from New York City to Los Angeles

Tour 8805 with Honolulu extension—30 days from New York City to Honolulu

SOUTH

DAKOTAMINNESOTA

Mt. Rushmore

1

1

Pierre

WISCONSIN

Atlantic

Ocean

ONTARIO

Yellowstone N.P.

Minneapolis

1

1

NEW YORK

Niagara Falls

1

Grand Teton N.P.

Cody

MICHIGAN

1

Jackson

PENNSYLVANIA

2

Mall

of

America

Badlands N.P.

WYOMING

1

New York City

Philadelphia

Salt Lake City

Pacific

Ocean

2

Dearborn

Area

2

1

Keystone

NEVADA

Chicago

ILLINOIS

UTAH

2

MARYLAND

Bryce Canyon N.P.

Wisconsin

Dells

CALIFORNIA

Las

Vegas

Washington DC Area

Cedar City

Zion N.P.

1

Calico

2

1

Tour 8805 with Honolulu extension

Grand Canyon N.P.

Los

2

Angeles

OAHU

Pacific Ocean

ARIZONA

Honolulu

7

Maximum elevation on tour: 9,900 ft.

Your Travel Package Includes:

Sightseeing: In New York, Washington DC, Niagara Falls, Chicago,

Wisconsin Dells, Minneapolis, and Los Angeles; Capitol Hill, Lincoln

Memorial, Washington Monument, Arlington National Cemetery, Niagara

Falls sightseeing cruise, Henry Ford Museum, Mall of America, Corn

Palace, Mount Rushmore, and Calico Ghost Town. ■ Inside visits as shown

in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where

applicable.

Scenic Highlights: Broadway, Empire State Building, Greenwich Village, City

Hall, Wall Street, Trinity Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Dutch Country,

Susquehanna River, Eau Claire on the Chippewa River, St. Paul, Fort Pierre

National Grassland, Badlands National Park, Sheridan, Big Horn Mountains,

Cody, Yellowstone National Park, Old Faithful, Grand Tetons, Salt Lake City, Bryce

National Park, Zion National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, and Las Vegas.

Guides: Local Guide for city sightseeing in New York and Washington DC;

services of a professional Tour Director; on Tour 8805—local host service in

Honolulu, where information is provided for independent exploration and dining.

Transportation: Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.

Hotels: Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service

charges, and tips for baggage handling. Listed hotels or equivalent; see page 98.

NEW YORK CITY Skyline Hotel (MF), WASHINGTON DC AREA Crowne Plaza

Old Town Alexandria (F), NIAGARA FALLS Best Western Plus Cairn Croft (F),

DEARBORN AREA Best Western Greenfield Inn (F), CHICAGO Best Western

Grant Park (ST), MINNEAPOLIS Best Western Plus Normandy Inn (MF), PIERRE

Kings Inn Hotel & Conference Center (T), KEYSTONE Mt.Rushmore White

House Resort (T), CODY Buffalo Bill Village (ST), WEST YELLOWSTONE Brandin’

Iron Inn (T), JACKSON Painted Buffalo Inn (ST), SALT LAKE CITY Crystal Inn

Hotel & Suites (MF), CEDAR CITY Best Western Plus Town & Country Inn (F),

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK Grand Canyon National Park Lodges (NP)

orWILLIAMS Grand Canyon Railway Hotel (F) on departures 0513, 0902, &

0916, LAS VEGAS Harrah’s Las Vegas (F), LOS ANGELES LA Hotel Downtown

(D); HONOLULU EXTENSION Sheraton Princess Kaiulani (F)

Meals: 1 breakfast (B), 5 continental breakfasts (CB)

MyAccount: Personalize your tour ahead of time with additional excursions.

Visit our website for details and conditions.

Day 1 NEW YORK CITY. Welcome to the “Big

Apple!” Your Tour Director is on hand late this

afternoon to answer any questions.

Day 2 NEW YORK CITY. On today’s sightseeing

tour, see New York City’s major attractions,

including Broadway, the Empire State Building,

Greenwich Village, City Hall, Wall Street, and

Trinity Church. Your afternoon is free.

Day 3 NEW YORK CITY–PHILADELPHIA–

WASHINGTON DC AREA. Head south through

New Jersey to Philadelphia, the birthplace of the

United States. During your free time in Philadelphia

you might visit Independence Hall, where the

Declaration of Independence and Constitution

were signed. On to Washington DC.

Day 4 WASHINGTON DC AREA. See the graves

of American heroes, including those of John F.

Kennedy and his brother Robert, in beautiful

Arlington National Cemetery. The nation’s capital

is a sightseeing treasure trove, and your half-day

tour with a Local Guide features Capitol Hill,

the

Lincoln Memorial, the

Monument, Arlington National Cemetery,

National WWII Memorial and other well-known

sights. Stop for photos at the

and Capitol Hill. As the remainder of the day is

free, why not visit the Smithsonian museums?

Day 5 WASHINGTON DC–NIAGARA FALLS.

A scenic day as you head north through

Pennsylvania Dutch Country, home of the Amish

and Mennonite religious sects. Then, along the

Susquehanna River to Williamsport, the birthplace

of Little League baseball and site of the league’s

White House

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TOMB OF THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER

WISCONSIN DELLS

MINNEAPOLIS

annual “World Series.” Later, cross the Rainbow

Bridge to Canada and arrive at Niagara Falls,

Ontario, for your overnight stay.

Day 6 NIAGARA FALLS–DEARBORN AREA. This

morning, board your Niagara Falls SIGHTSEEING

CRUISE for amazing close-up views from the base

of the falls. Then, travel the Niagara Parkway,

admiring the sweeping landscapes of this scenic

countryside. Head southwest and cross the

farmlands and vineyards of Ontario.

NOTE: Operation of the Niagara Falls sightseeing

cruise is subject to favorable weather and/or

river conditions. If unfavorable conditions exist,

a walking tour of the scenic tunnels will be

substituted. Last day of operation for the 2016

season is 30 Nov.

Day 7 DEARBORN AREA–CHICAGO.

Begin the day with a visit to the HENRY FORD

MUSEUM. Don’t miss the “ Automobile in

American Life” exhibit. Reach Chicago, America’s

third-largest city, in the late afternoon. City

sightseeing includes all the major landmarks of

the “Windy City.”

Day 8 CHICAGO. Today is free for independent

activities. Perhaps take an optional cruise on Lake

Michigan and through the locks of the Chicago

River. As the evening is free, join the optional

outing for a delicious dinner at a Chicago

restaurant, followed by spectacular views of the

city from atop the Willis Tower, formally known as

the Sears Tower.

Day 9 CHICAGO–WISCONSIN DELLS–

MINNEAPOLIS. Enter Wisconsin with a leisurely

break in pretty Wisconsin Dells—a popular spot

for photographers. Next, Minnesota—the “Land

of 10,000 Lakes.” A short city sightseeing tour

of the bustling downtown area of Minneapolis

before arriving at the famous Mall of America in

Bloomington, the largest shopping mall in the

United States.

CHICAGO

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MOUNT RUSHMORE

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

TRANS-AMERICAN ADVENTURE CONTINUED

Day 10 MINNEAPOLIS–PIERRE. Into the rich

farmlands of South Dakota, homeland of the great

Sioux Indian Nation. Stop in Mitchell to see the

CORN PALACE, a remarkable Moorish-style building

where the interior and exterior are covered with

designs of corn outlined with grasses and grain.

Overnight in Pierre, the state’s capital.

Day 11 PIERRE–BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK–

MOUNT RUSHMORE–KEYSTONE. First, a drive

through Fort Pierre National Grassland to see

the prairie as it once was when only buffalo and

the Sioux Indians occupied the land. Next is

BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK, where 37 million

years of wind and water have carved a remarkably

colorful sight. Then, head into the Black Hills and

behold the granite faces of

a giant monument to four American presidents—

Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Roosevelt. (CB)

Day 12 KEYSTONE–CODY. Head through the rich,

mountainous country to Buffalo, where open-range

cattle kings made war on the sheep ranchers of the

1880s. Drive past Sheridan, the scene of many fierce

battles between the U.S. Cavalry and the Sioux,

Cheyenne, and Crow Indians. Then, climb over the

Bighorn Mountains en route to the overnight stop in

Buffalo Bill’s frontier town of Cody.

Day 13 CODY–YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL

PARK. Through Shoshone National Forest to

splendid

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK.

Follow Grand Loop Road to Artist Point with

magnificent views of Yellowstone Canyon and

the stupendous Lower Falls, nearly twice the

height of Niagara.

Day 14 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK–

GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK–JACKSON.

This morning, return to Yellowstone National

Park and visit the bubbling mud paint pots, the

reliable “blow” of Old Faithful, Yellowstone’s

great geyser, and West Thumb geyser basin.

Head south into magnificent

NATIONAL PARK, one of America’s last preserves

of wild solitude. Its 13,770-foot-high ridges are

crested with snow most of the year. Stroll along

the shores of beautiful glacier-fed Jenny Lake

before ending the day in the Wild West town of

Jackson with its wooden sidewalks and swing-

door saloons. This evening, join an optional

barbecue cookout and Wild West show. (CB)

Day 15 JACKSON. Time to relax in Jackson, or how

about joining a scenic trip down the Snake River?

Enjoy an 8-mile float trip that begins at Pritchard

Creek and travels past the nesting areas of both bald

eagles and ospreys. Later, the afternoon is free in

Jackson to explore the shops and museums of historic

downtown. This evening, maybe stroll along the old-

time boardwalks downtown and enjoy supper at one

of the swing-door saloons. (CB)

Day 16 JACKSON–SALT LAKE CITY. Today, leave

Jackson and drive to Salt Lake City, Utah’s vibrant

capital. Set on the edge of Great Salt Lake Desert,

this center of the Mormon religion is where Brigham

Young declared to his followers, “This is the place.”

An included sightseeing tour shows you the capital

of Utah, including Temple Square, the adjacent

tabernacle, and the Beehive House. (CB)

Day 17 SALT LAKE CITY–BRYCE CANYON

NATIONAL PARK–CEDAR CITY. Through the

sagebrush landscape of southern Utah to

CANYON NATIONAL PARK with its breathtaking

sandstone and limestone cliffs and ever-changing

colors. Head west through Dixie National Forest to

Cedar City for your overnight. (B)

Day 18 CEDAR CITY–ZION NATIONAL PARK–

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK. First stop is

ZION NATIONAL PARK, a landscape that was

carved out by rushing streams over a period of a

million years. Through Kaibab National Forest to

the less visited North Rim of

NATIONAL PARK, where you’ll marvel at the

stunning views of the flame-colored walls plunging

4,800 feet into the Colorado River. The evening is

free. (CB)

Day 19 GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK–LAS

VEGAS. Head to the unique phenomenon of Las

Vegas, where today’s fortune hunters try their luck

at the 24-hour gambling tables of the “Strip.” The

afternoon is at leisure so you can explore the casinos.

Day 20 LAS VEGAS. A free day to explore Las

GRAND CANYON

MOUNT RUSHMORE,

BRYCE

GRAND TETON

BADLANDS

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GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK

NORTH RIM GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK

BEVERLY HILLS

Priced From $4,319 AU

Vegas. Your Tour Director can arrange an optional

excursion to the Hoover Dam, and will have

suggestions for the best shows to see this evening.

Day 21 LAS VEGAS–CALICO–LOS ANGELES.

Into California today with a stop at CALICO GHOST

TOWN to relive the wild, tough days when miners

struck it rich. Through the

over the San Gabriel Mountains to Los Angeles.

Day 22 LOS ANGELES. Start the day with

a sightseeing tour of the world’s “ Capital of

Glamour.” You’ll drive to Hollywood, see the

footprints of the stars at the TCL Chinese

Theatre, and famous Hollywood Bowl. Then,

on to elegant Beverly Hills followed by a drive

down Sunset Strip. Suggestion for this afternoon

is an optional excursion to Universal Studios®.

Day 23 LOS ANGELES. The trip ends today

with guests departing on individual schedules.

Transfers to Los Angeles International Airport

are included. You can extend your vacation with

extra nights and explore Los Angeles further

with a variety of exciting optional activities.

In partnership with the National

Park Foundation, Cosmos

immerses you in the sights,

sounds, landscapes, and history shared in many

of America’s national parks. Just look for the

to see which national parks are included

throughout your journey.

Mojave Desert and

ZION NATIONAL PARK

Relax in Honolulu

Tour 8805—30 days

Tour 8800

DATES & PRICES

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number

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AU$

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0511

0513

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0603

0610

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0629

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0722

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0826

0831

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0907

0909

0914

0916

0921

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Fri03Jun

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4439

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4489

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4399

4399

4399

4399

4399

4469

4469

4579

4579

4579

4469

4409

4409

Add 7 nights in Honolulu to your vacation for

AU$1,200

Please see page 12 for details.

Pricesareforalllandarrangements.

GratuitiesperpersonforTourDirectoranddriver:$330

Pricesbasedondoubleroomoccupancy.

SingleRoomSupplement:$2,176

TripleRoomReductionperperson:$448

GuaranteedShares:seepage11.

Additionalaccommodationsbeforeorafteryourtourmaybe

available,seepage99.

LAS VEGAS

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LAVA TUBE

HALEAKALA CRATER

WAIKKI BEACH

SPLENDORS OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS

Tour 8140—13 days from Oahu to Maui

KAUAI

Kapa'a

2

Waimea Canyon

'Iao Valley

OAHU

Kahului

Waikiki

Honolulu

Ka’anapali

MAUI

3

Lihue

4

Pearl

Harbor

Lahaina

Haleakala

National Park

Hilo

Pacific Ocean

HAWAII

3

Kona

Hawaii Volcanoes

National Park

Maximum elevation on tour: 10,000 ft.

Your Travel Package Includes:

Sightseeing: In Honolulu, Hawaii, Kauai, and Maui; visits to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

Volcanoes National Park, Kona, Waimea Canyon, ` Iao Valley, Lahaina, and Haleakala

National Park. ■ Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description,

including admission charges where applicable.

Scenic Highlights: Waikiki Beach, Honolulu Lookout, Kona coastline, Poipu Beach,

and Hanapepe Valley.

Guides: Services of a professional Tour Director.

Transportation: All airport transfers. Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach

when touring.

Hotels: Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service

charges, and tips for baggage handling. Listed hotels or equivalent; see page 98.

Standard View (8140): HONOLULU Sheraton Princess Kaiulani (F) (city view),

KONA Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel (F) (garden view), KAUAI

Courtyard by Marriott at Coconut Beach (F) (garden view), MAUIKaanapali Beach

Hotel (F) (resort view)

Upgraded View (8145): HONOLULU Sheraton Princess Kaiulani (F) (ocean

view), KONA Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel (F)

(oceanfront), KAUAI Courtyard by Marriott at Coconut Beach (F) (oceanfront),

MAUIKaanapali Beach Hotel (F) (ocean view)

Meals: Luau with Polynesian revue on Kauai (D)

MyAccount: Personalize your tour ahead of time with additional excursions. Visit

our website for details and conditions.

Day 1 HONOLULU. Aloha—welcome to Hawaii!

Upon arrival at Honolulu International Airport,

you will be greeted with a fresh flower lei and

transferred to your hotel in Waikiki. Your Tour

Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer

any questions.

Day 2 HONOLULU. Enjoy a full day at leisure.

Your Tour Director will have suggestions, including

activities near world-famous Waikiki Beach or a

full-day optional outing to the Polynesian Cultural

Center on the island’s North Shore, where you’ll

enjoy a dinner buffet and the colorful H : Breath of

Life stage show.

Day 3 HONOLULU. EXCURSION TO USS

ARIZONA. This morning your sightseeing excursion

spectacular scenery that includes misty plateaus,

craggy cliffs, tropical rainforests, bamboo groves,

and lava deserts. On arrival, tour

VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK. See Kilauea Crater,

rising 4,090 feet above a volcanic wonderland

of steaming fire pits, lava tubes, and fern forests.

Arrive in Kona on the sunny side of the “Big Island”

in the early evening.

Day 6 KONA. The following two days are free to

explore the charming and historic town of Kailua-

Kona. Optional activities include a snorkeling cruise

to a coral reef to view magnificent tropical fish, or a

helicopter ride along the Kohala coastline and over

the famous Parker Ranch and an active volcano.

For an unforgettable adventure, join the afternoon

USS ARIZONA and its

features the sunken

impressive memorial to the men still entombed

there, as well as Punchbowl National Cemetery with

its beautiful views of Honolulu. Other sites include

bustling Chinatown, ‘Iolani Palace, and the statue of

King Kamehameha the Great. The afternoon is free

for independent activities. Tonight, join the optional

sunset dinner cruise along the shores of Waikiki.

HAWAII

Day 4 HONOLULU. One last day to enjoy Waikiki,

the world’s most famous beach. Your Tour Director

has ideas to make your day memorable.

Day 5 HONOLULU–HILO–HAWAII VOLCANOES

NATIONAL PARK–KONA. This morning, depart

for Hilo on the “Big Island” of Hawaii with its

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USS ARIZONA

'IAO NEEDLE

Priced From $3,370 AU INCLUDING INTRA-TOUR FLIGHTS & AIR TAX*

optional excursion to the summit of Mauna Kea

Crater (13,796 feet) to view the sunset, then visit

the Ellison Onizuka Visitor Center (9,200 feet) to

stargaze in the evening.

Day 7 KONA. Today is yours to relax and explore

the resort area of Kailua, situated in between Kailua

Bay and the dormant Hualalai Volcano. Kailua is

rich in Hawaiian history, and features the historic

Hulihe’e Palace, a former vacation home of the

Hawaiian Royal Family, and Ahu’ena Heiau, the

well-restored personal temple of King Kamehemeha

the Great. This area is also known for growing the

famous Kona coffee, one of the most sought-after

coffees in the world.

Day 8 KONA–KAUAI. Morning transfer to Kona

International Airport for the flight to the “Garden

Isle” of Kauai. Drive along the scenic southern shore

via Poipu Beach to Waimea, once the Polynesian

capital of Kauai and the site where Captain

Cook landed on the islands in 1778. Sightseeing

highlights include WAIMEA CANYON, known as the

“Grand Canyon of the Pacific,” the lush and fertile

Hanapepe Valley, and a photo stop at SPOUTING

HORN, a dramatic blowhole on the ocean’s edge.

Later, arrive at your oceanside hotel in Kapa’a.

Day 9 KAUAI. Kauai has a lot to offer, and

your Tour Director will suggest several optional

outings for the duration of your stay, including a

trip to Hanalei Bay, the filming location of many

Hollywood movies, such as South Pacific and

The Thornbirds. Tonight, attend a LUAU feast,

considered one of Hawaii’s best. After dinner, sit

back and watch a captivating international revue

of dancers and musicians. (D)

NOTE: Participation in this tour requires client’s name

exactly as it appears on his/her passport, D.O.B.,

gender, and nationality at the time of booking.

NOTE: Depending on flight schedules, the luau may

take place on an alternative day.

Day 10 KAUAI–MAUI. This morning, fly to Maui,

the “Valley Island.” On arrival, sightseeing begins

with a visit to the ‘IAO VALLEY, the “Yosemite of

the Pacific,” to view the ‘lao Needle. Then, head

through lush farm country and along the shoreline

via Maalaea Boat Harbor to Lahaina, once a whaling

center and capital of the Hawaiian monarchy. Free

time to explore this colorful town.

Day 11 MAUI. A full day at leisure to enjoy Maui’s

splendid beaches or to relax by the pool at the

hotel. A variety of optional outings includes the

Road to Hana, one of the world’s most spectacular

scenic drives, with 54 bridges and many waterfalls.

You may want to take in the Maui Ocean Center,

a state-of-the-art aquarium and marine park that

showcases indigenous marine life. From January to

mid-April, whale watching is offered.

Day 12 MAUI. EXCURSION TO HALEAKALA

NATIONAL PARK. This morning is dedicated to

HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK, the volcano known

to islanders as the “House of the Sun,” and its

vast Haleakala Crater. The parkland is located in a

setting of stunning natural beauty, ranging from

a landscape of cinder cones to dense rainforest.

Return to Ka’anapali in the early afternoon, with

the balance of the day at leisure.

Day 13 MAUI. The trip ends today with guests

departing on individual schedules. Transfers to

Kahului International Airport on Maui are included.

You can extend your vacation with extra nights

and explore the Valley Island further with a variety

of exciting optional activities.

In partnership with the National

Park Foundation, Cosmos

immerses you in the sights,

sounds, landscapes, and history shared in many

of America’s national parks. Just look for the

to see which national parks are included

throughout your journey.

Tour 8140

DATES & PRICES

Start

Honolulu

Departure

number

End

Maui

13days

AU$

0121

0204

0218

0303

0331

0414

0421

0512

0616

0630

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0908

0922

0929

1013

1103

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Thu03Nov

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Tue20Sep

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3410

3410

3410

3410

3370

3370

3370

3370

3370

3370

3370

3370

3370

3370

3370

3370

0119

0202

0216

0302

0330

Thu19Jan

Thu02Feb

Thu16Feb

Thu02Mar

Thu30Mar

3630

3630

3630

3630

3540

*Landpriceincludesintra-vacationairandtaxes

GratuitiesperpersonforTourDirectoranddriver:$138

Pricesbasedonstandardviewroomsatallhotels(seehotellist

onoppositepagefordetails).

Supplementtooceanview/oceanfrontrooms(8145)(seehotellist

onoppositepagefordetails):$590

Pricesbasedondoubleroomoccupancy.

SingleRoomSupplement:8140$1,530;8145$2,086

TripleRoomReductionperperson:8140$173;8145$326

GuaranteedShares:seepage11.

GuaranteedSharesallowedforstandardviewonly,andarenot

availableonupgradeview(8145).

Additionalaccommodationsbeforeorafteryourtourmaybe

available;seepage99.

2017 prices and itineraries are subject to change.

Details will be available in J une, 2016.

WAIMEA CANYON

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LA BOCA

IPANEMA BEACH

CHURRASCARIA

THE BEST OF BRAZIL & ARGENTINA

Tour 1000—9 days from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires

Tour 1005—11 days with Uruguay

Tour 1002—13 days with Brazil’s Amazon

Tour 1008—15 days with Brazil’s Amazon & Uruguay

Your Travel Package Includes:

Sightseeing: In Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls, and Buenos Aires. ■ Inside

visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission

charges where applicable.

Scenic Highlights: Corcovado, Brazilian & Argentine sides of Iguassu

Falls, Recoleta Cemetery, and Tango show.

Guides: Local Guides for sightseeing in Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls,

and Buenos Aires; services of a professional Tour Director.

Transportation: Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while

touring.

Hotels: Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes,

service charges, and tips for baggage handling. Listed hotels or

equivalent; see our website for details.

RIO DE JANEIRO Windsor Plaza Copacabana (F), IGUASSU FALLS

Recanto Park (F), BUENOS AIRES Dazzler Maipu (F); BRAZIL’S AMAZON

EXTENSION: MANAUS Tropical Manaus (MD), AMAZON LODGE

Ecopark Jungle Lodge (BA); URUGUAY EXTENSION: MONTEVIDEO

Dazzler Montevideo (F)

Meals: On Tour 1000—8 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D);

See pages 96-97 for details on included meals for extensions.

MyAccount: Personalize your tour ahead of time with additional

excursions. Visit our website for details and conditions.

Amazon Jungle

Amazon River

2

Tour 1002 with

Brazil’s Amazon

Manaus

1

BRAZIL

1

Rio de Janeiro

3

2

ARGENTINA

Iguassu Falls

Atlantic Ocean

URUGUAY

2

Buenos

Aires

3

Montevideo

Colonia del

Sacramento

Tour 1005

with Uruguay

call home. Tonight, your Tour Director hosts a

welcome dinner at a famous local churrascaria,

serving prime meats, seafood, and fish. Following

dinner, perhaps opt for a fun outing to see

a vibrant Samba show, an extravaganza of

costumes, dancers, and the hot beat of the

Brazilian Samba rhythm, featuring more than a

hundred artists. (B,D)

Day 3 RIO DE JANEIRO. A free day in Rio allows

you to relax on one of the famous beaches or

take an optional excursion to the historic city of

Petropolis to see the former summer palace of

Emperor Pedro II. (B)

Day 4 RIO DE JANEIRO–IGUASSU FALLS.

A morning flight takes you to Iguassu Falls, one

of the greatest natural wonders of the world.

Upon arrival, journey to the Brazilian side of

the FALLS to see the mammoth series of 275

waterfalls cascading over a precipice almost

two miles wide and 250 feet deep. Walk into

Day 1 RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL. Welcome to

spectacular Rio de Janeiro, home to white-sand

beaches and host to the Summer Olympics in

2016! After arrival, settle into your hotel and

meet your Tour Director, who will have pointers

for your free time exploration.

Day 2 RIO DE JANEIRO. Sprawling between

majestic granite peaks and the blue South

Atlantic, Rio is a city of beauty, wonder, and

energy. Guided sightseeing with a Local Guide

begins with a drive along Rio’s famed Leblon,

Ipanema, and Copacabana Beaches. Take the

cog railway 2,300 feet up to the summit of

CORCOVADO to view the infamous Christ the

Redeemer statue and enjoy 360-degree views

of Guanabara Bay and the bustling city below.

Your afternoon is free to explore—perhaps

join an optional excursion to a nearby favela

for a glimpse into the life of these colorful

communities that nearly 25% of the people

Devil’s Throat Canyon, where the clouds of

mist, thundering roar, and 180-degree rainbows

surround you—an unforgettable experience! (B,D)

Day 5 IGUASSU FALLS. Cross the border for a

visit of the Argentine side of the FALLS. Begin

with a short ride on the open-air ECOLOGICAL

JUNGLE TRAIN through the rainforest. A series

of boardwalks takes you above the falls to see

the water crashing down into the Devil’s Throat.

Your afternoon is free to explore, or you may

opt to visit the Bird Park, home to many species

of indigenous birds as well as flora from the

area. (B)

Day 6 IGUASSU FALLS–BUENOS AIRES,

ARGENTINA. Transfer to the airport for your

flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina’s cosmopolitan

capital. After settling into your hotel, an

orientation tour familiarizes you with the “Paris of

South America” and its wide boulevards, outdoor

cafés, and charming shops. (B)

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CORCOVADO

TANGO DANCERS

RECOLETA CEMETERY

Priced From $2,953 AU INCLUDING INTRA-VACATION AIR AND TAXES*

Day 7 BUENOS AIRES. Morning sightseeing

with a Local Guide focuses on the city’s

landmarks, including the Colon Opera House

and Plaza de Mayo, site of La Casa Rosada

(the President's Pink House) and Metropolitan

Cathedral. Also visit San Telmo, one of

Buenos Aires’ oldest neighborhoods, and

RECOLETA CEMETERY, where Eva Peron is

buried. End your day with an Argentinean

meal, followed by a sensuous TANGO SHOW

highlighting the alluring dance that is so

popular here. (B,D)

Day 8 BUENOS AIRES. Today is free for

independent activities, or you can take an

optional excursion to visit a local estancia (ranch)

to experience the life of the gauchos (cowboys),

as well as traditional dance performances and a

barbecue lunch. (B)

Day 9 BUENOS AIRES. Your vacation ends with

breakfast this morning. (B)

Add Uruguay to Your Tour

Tour 1005—11 days

Tour 1000

DATES & PRICES

Start

RiodeJaneiro

End

9days

AU$*

Departure

number

BuenosAires

0110

0221

0320

0403

0410

0417

0424

0501

0529

0626

0703

0717

0904

0911

0918

0925

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1016

1030

1113

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Sun20Mar

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Sun10Apr

Sun17Apr

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Sun25Sep

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Mon18Apr

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Mon21Nov

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2953

2953

2953

2953

2953

2953

2953

2953

2993

2993

2993

2953

2953

2953

2953

2993

2993

2993

2993

Start Your Tour in Brazil’s Amazon

Tour 1002—13 days

Days 1 to 8 Like Tour 1000.

Day 9 BUENOS AIRES–COLONIA DEL

SACRAMENTO, URUGUAY–MONTEVIDEO.

Today, board a high-speed catamaran bound

for the UNESCO World Heritage Site of

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay. In Colonia,

meet your Local Guide, who will take you on

a guided tour of this colonial city founded

by Portuguese settlers in 1680. Later this

afternoon, board a bus for Uruguay’s capital

city, Montevideo. (B)

Day 10 MONTEVIDEO. On a city tour

of Montevideo, drive along the Atlantic

Coast to the city center, where you will

visit Constitution Square, the cathedral, the

colonial Town Hall, and Independence Square.

Other areas visited include the Prado area,

Batlle y Ordoñez Park, the residential area of

Carrasco, and Plaza Virgilio. (B)

Day 11 MONTEVIDEO. Your vacation ends

after breakfast this morning. (B)

From AU$780, including intra-vacation air

and taxes.*

2017

0115

0122

0129

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0212

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0319

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Sun22Jan

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Mon20Feb

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Mon20Mar

Mon27Mar

3093

3093

3093

3093

3093

3093

3093

3093

*Landpriceincludesintra-vacationairandtaxes.

GratuitiesperpersonforTourDirectoranddriver:$137

Anygratuitiesforextensionscannotbepre-paid.

Pricesbasedondoubleroomoccupancy.

SingleRoomSupplement:1000$986;1002$1,459;1005$1,133;

1008$1,606

TripleRoomReductionperperson:1000$102;1002$141;

1005$83;1008$122

GuaranteedSharesonmaintouronly:seepage11.

Additionalaccommodationsbeforeorafteryourtourmaybe

available;seepage99.

2017 prices and itineraries are subject to change.

Details will be available in J une, 2016.

Add an Amazon lodge experience in Brazil’s

Amazon to your vacation from AU$1,733

including intra-vacation air and taxes.*

Please see page 96 for itinerary details.

Add Brazil’s Amazon & Uruguay to Your Tour

Tour 1008—15 days

From AU$2,483, including intra-vacation air

and taxes.*

Please see page 96 for Brazil’s Amazon itinerary

and this page for Uruguay itinerary.

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PLAZA DE ARMAS, SANTIAGO

CORCOVADO

RECOLETA CEMETERY

BRAZIL, ARGENTINA & CHILE UNVEILED

Tour 1100—12 days from Rio de Janeiro to Santiago

Tour 1106—15 days with Easter Island

Tour 1102—16 days with Brazil’s Amazon

Tour 1108—24 days with Brazil’s Amazon & Peru

Tour 1105—20 days with Peru

Tour 1109—19 days with Brazil’s Amazon & Easter Island

Your Travel Package Includes:

Amazon Jungle

Sightseeing: In Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls, Buenos Aires, and Santiago.

■ Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including

admission charges where applicable.

Scenic Highlights: Corcovado, Brazilian & Argentine sides of Iguassu

Falls, Recoleta Cemetery, and Tango show.

Guides: Local Guides for sightseeing in Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls,

Buenos Aires, and Santiago; services of a professional Tour Director.

Transportation: Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.

Hotels: Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes,

service charges, and tips for baggage handling. Listed hotels or equivalent;

see our website for details.

RIO DE JANEIRO Windsor Plaza Copacabana (F), IGUASSU FALLS

Recanto Park (F), BUENOS AIRES Dazzler Maipu (F), SANTIAGO Atton

Vitacura (F); BRAZIL’S AMAZON EXTENSION: MANAUS Tropical

Manaus (MD), AMAZON LODGE Ecopark Jungle Lodge (BA); PERU

EXTENSION: LIMA San Agustin Exclusive (F), SACRED VALLEY Hotel

Inkallpa (F), MACHU PICCHU El Mapi Hotel Machu Picchu (F), CUSCO

Jose Antonio Cusco (F); EASTER ISLAND EXTENSION: Hotel Otai (MF)

Meals: On Tour 1100—11 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D);

See pages 96-97 for details on included meals for extensions.

MyAccount: Personalize your tour ahead of time with additional

excursions. Visit our website for details and conditions.

Amazon River

2

PERU

Tour 1102 with

Brazil’s Amazon

Tour 1105

with Peru

Manaus

Machu

Picchu

1

1

2

Lima

BRAZIL

1

Sacred

Valley

2

2

Cusco

Easter

Island

3

Rio de

Janeiro

1

3

CHILE

2

Iguassu Falls

ARGENTINA

Tour 1106 with

Easter Island

3

Santiago

3

Buenos

Aires

Pacific Ocean

Atlantic Ocean

boardwalks takes you above the falls to see the

water crashing down into the Devil’s Throat. Your

afternoon is free to explore, or you may opt to visit

the Bird Park, home to many species of indigenous

birds as well as flora from the area. (B)

Day 6 IGUASSU FALLS–BUENOS AIRES,

ARGENTINA. Transfer to the airport for your

flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina’s cosmopolitan

capital. After settling into your hotel, an

orientation tour familiarizes you with the “Paris of

South America” and its wide boulevards, outdoor

cafés, and charming shops. (B)

Day 7 BUENOS AIRES. Morning sightseeing with

a Local Guide focuses on the city’s landmarks,

including the Colon Opera House and Plaza de

Mayo, site of La Casa Rosada (the President's Pink

House) and Metropolitan Cathedral. Also visit San

Telmo, one of Buenos Aires’ oldest neighborhoods,

and RECOLETA CEMETERY, where Eva Peron is

buried. End your day with an Argentinean meal,

followed by a sensuous TANGO SHOW. (B,D)

Day 1 RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL. Welcome to

spectacular Rio de Janeiro, home to white-sand

beaches and host to the Summer Olympics in

2016! Settle into your hotel and meet your Tour

Director, who will have pointers for your free-time

exploration.

Day 2 RIO DE JANEIRO. Sprawling between majestic

granite peaks and the blue South Atlantic, Rio is a city

of beauty, wonder, and energy. Guided sightseeing

begins with a drive along Rio’s famed Leblon,

Ipanema, and Copacabana Beaches. Take the cog

railway 2,300 feet up to the summit of CORCOVADO

to view the infamous Christ the Redeemer statue and

360-degree views of Guanabara Bay and the bustling

city below. Your afternoon is free to explore on your

own. Perhaps join an optional excursion to a nearby

favela for a glimpse into the life of these colorful

communities that nearly 25% of the people call

home. Tonight, your Tour Director hosts a welcome

dinner at a local churrascaria, serving prime meats,

seafood, and fish. Following dinner, perhaps opt for a

fun outing to see a Samba show highlighting the

Brazilian Samba and its dazzling costumes. (B,D)

Day 3 RIO DE JANEIRO. A free day in Rio allows

you to relax on one of the beaches or take an

optional excursion to the historic city of Petropolis

to see the former summer palace of Emperor

Pedro II. (B)

Day 4 RIO DE JANEIRO–IGUASSU FALLS. A

morning flight takes you to Iguassu Falls, one

of the greatest natural wonders of the world.

Journey to the Brazilian side of the FALLS to see the

mammoth series of 275 waterfalls cascading over a

precipice almost two miles wide and 250 feet deep.

Walk into Devil’s Throat Canyon, where the clouds

of mist, thundering roar, and 180-degree rainbows

surround you—an unforgettable experience! (B,D)

Day 5 IGUASSU FALLS. Cross the border for

a visit of the Argentine side of the FALLS. Begin

with a short ride on the open-air ECOLOGICAL

JUNGLE TRAIN through the rainforest. A series of

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GAUCHO

SAN CRISTOBAL HILL

IGUASSU FALLS

Priced From $3,790 AU INCLUDING INTRA-VACATION AIR AND TAXES*

Day 8 BUENOS AIRES. Today is free for

independent activities, or you can take an

optional excursion to visit a local estancia (ranch)

to experience the life of the gauchos (cowboys),

as well as traditional dance performances and a

barbecue lunch. (B)

Day 9 BUENOS AIRES–SANTIAGO, CHILE. Fly

over the majestic Andes to Santiago, Chile’s scenic

capital between the Pacific and the Andes. With

a coastline over 2,650 miles long, Chile is more

than 10 times longer than wide. With a distinctly

European flavor accented with Latin flare, Santiago

is one of South America's most sophisticated and

modern cities. (B)

Day 10 SANTIAGO. Your guided city tour

introduces you to Santiago—the country’s political,

commercial, and cultural capital. View La Moneda

Government Palace and San Cristobal Hill with its

landmark statue of the Virgin Mary. Also see Club

Hipico, one of the most renowned horseracing

tracks in South America. Your tour ends at the

city’s main square, Plaza de Armas, with a visit to

the relic-filled CATHEDRAL. Your afternoon is at

leisure. This evening, consider the optional Chilean

Folkloric Dinner Show. (B)

Day 11 SANTIAGO. Today, enjoy a day at

leisure. A trip to Valparaiso and Viña del Mar is

highly recommended. A leisurely drive through

the countryside and vineyards delivers you to

Valparaiso, a city of 42 hills and the inspiration

of many artists and poets. On to the chic seaside

resort of Viña del Mar, full of unusual architecture

and beautiful gardens. This evening, your Tour

Director hosts a farewell dinner to celebrate your

exciting Latin American vacation. (B,D)

COLON OPERA HOUSE

Tour 1100

DATES & PRICES

Start

RiodeJaneiro

Day 12 SANTIAGO. Your vacation ends after

breakfast this morning. (B)

End

Departure

number

12days

AU$*

Santiago

Start Your Tour in Brazil’s Amazon

Tour 1102—16 days

Add Peru to Your Tour

Tour 1105—20 days

0110

0221

0320

0410

0424

0529

0703

0911

0925

1016

1030

Sun10Jan

Sun21Feb

Sun20Mar

Sun10Apr

Sun24Apr

Sun29May

Sun03Jul

Sun11Sep

Sun25Sep

Sun16Oct

Sun30Oct

Thu21Jan

Thu03Mar

Thu31Mar

Thu21Apr

Thu05May

Thu09Jun

Thu14Jul

Thu22Sep

Thu06Oct

Thu27Oct

Thu10Nov

2017

Thu26Jan

Thu09Feb

Thu23Feb

Thu23Mar

3790

3790

3790

3790

3790

3790

3830

3790

3790

3830

3830

Add an Amazon

lodge experience

in Brazil’s Amazon

to your vacation

from AU$1,733,

including intra-

vacation air and

taxes.*

Please see page 96

for itinerary details.

End your vacation

in Peru to see the

famous Inca ruins

including Machu

Picchu from

AU$2,829, and

intra-vacation air

and taxes.*

Please see page

97 for details.

0115

0129

0212

0312

Sun15Jan

Sun29Jan

Sun12Feb

Sun12Mar

3970

3970

3970

3970

*Landpriceincludesintra-vacationairandtaxes.

GratuitiesperpersonforTourDirectoranddriver:$188

Anygratuitiesforextensionscannotbepre-paid.

Pricesbasedondoubleroomoccupancy.

SingleRoomSupplement:1100$1,261;1102$1,734;

1105$1,773;1106$1,523;1108$2,246;1109$1,997

TripleRoomReductionperperson:1100$58;1102$96;

1105$13;1106$128;1108$51;1109$166

GuaranteedSharesonmaintouronly:seepage11.

Additionalaccommodationsbeforeorafteryourtourmaybe

available;seepage99.

2017 prices and itineraries are subject to change.

Details will be available in J une, 2016.

Add Easter Island to Your Tour

Tour 1106—15 days

Add Brazil’s Amazon & Peru to Your

Tour—Tour 1108—24 days

Visit mysterious

Easter Island

2,200 miles off

the coast of Chile

from AU$1,782,

including intra-

vacation air and

taxes.*

Please see page

96 for itinerary

details.

From AU$4,512, including intra-vacation air

and taxes.*

Please see pages 96-97 for itinerary details.

Add Brazil’s Amazon & Easter Island to Your

Tour—Tour 1109—19 days

From AU$3,485, including intra-vacation air

and taxes.*

Please see page 96 for itinerary details.

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COATI

OLLANTAYTAMBO

SAMBA DANCER

ULTIMATE SOUTH AMERICA

Tour 1200—19 days from Rio de Janeiro to Lima

Tour 1206—23 days with Arequipa & Colca Canyon

Tour 1202—23 days with Brazil’s Amazon

Tour 1208—30 days with Brazil’s Amazon & a Galápagos cruise

Tour 1209—27 days with Brazil’s Amazon, Arequipa & Colca Canyon

Tour 1205—26 days with a Galápagos cruise

Your Travel Package Includes:

GALÁPAGOS

ISLANDS

Baltra Island

Daphne

Tour 1205 with a

Galápagos cruise

Sightseeing: In Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls, Buenos Aires, Lima, Sacred Valley,

Machu Picchu, Cusco, and Lake Titicaca. ■ Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE

in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Scenic Highlights: Corcovado, Brazilian & Argentine sides of Iguassu Falls,

Recoleta Cemetery, Tango Show, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, and Lake Titicaca.

Guides: Local Guides for sightseeing in Rio, Iguassu Falls, Buenos Aires, Lima,

Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco, and Lake Titicaca; services of a professional

Tour Director.

Transportation: Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.

Hotels: Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes,

service charges, and tips for baggage handling. Listed hotels or equivalent;

see our website for details.

RIO DE JANEIRO Windsor Plaza Copacabana (F), IGUASSU FALLS Recanto

Park (F), BUENOS AIRES Dazzler Maipu (F), LIMA San Agustin Exclusive (F),

SACRED VALLEY Hotel Inkallpa (F), MACHU PICCHU El Mapi Hotel Machu

Picchu (F), CUSCO Jose Antonio Cusco (F), PUNO Eco Inn Puno (F); BRAZIL’S

AMAZON EXTENSION: MANAUS Tropical Manaus (MD), AMAZON LODGE

Ecopark Jungle Lodge (BA); GALÁPAGOS EXTENSION: QUITO Grand

Mercure Alameda (SF), GALÁPAGOS CRUISE Santa Cruz (F), GUAYAQUIL

Unipark Hotel Guayaquil (SF); AREQUIPA & COLCA CANYON EXTENSION:

AREQUIPA Sonesta Posada del Inca Arequipa (MF), COLCA CANYON Hotel

Casa Andina Classic Colca (F)

Meals: On Tour 1200—18 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L), 8 dinners (D);

See pages 96-97 for details on included meals for extensions.

MyAccount: Personalize your tour ahead of time with additional

excursions. Visit our website for details and conditions.

Quito

2

ECUADOR

Guayaquil

Santa Cruz

Island

Floreana

1

Amazon Jungle

Amazon River

San Cristobal

4

PERU

2

Española

Machu Picchu

1

BRAZIL

Tour 1202 with

Brazil’s Amazon

1

Lima

2

1

2

Sacred Valley

Manaus

2

Cusco

2

Juliaca

Sillustani

Lake

Titicaca

Puno

ECUADOR

Pacific

Ocean

Rio de Janeiro

1

3

Iguassu Falls

2

Maximum elevation

on tour: 13,000 ft.

Atlantic

Ocean

Tour 1206 — Arequipa &

the Colca Canyon extension

3

3

Buenos Aires

Lima

1

ARGENTINA

PERU

Colca

Canyon2

1

1

Arequipa

Day 1 RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL. Welcome to

spectacular Rio de Janeiro, host to the Summer

Olympics in 2016! After arrival, settle into your

hotel and meet your Tour Director, who will have

pointers for your free time exploration.

Day 2 RIO DE JANEIRO. Guided sightseeing

begins with a drive along Rio’s famed Leblon,

Ipanema, and Copacabana Beaches. Take

the cog railway 2,300 feet up to the summit

of CORCOVADO to view the Christ the

Redeemer statue and enjoy 360-degree views

of Guanabara Bay and the bustling city below.

Your afternoon is free to explore. Perhaps join

an optional excursion to a favela for a glimpse

into the life of these colorful communities that

nearly 25% of the people call home. Tonight,

your Tour Director hosts a welcome dinner at a

local churrascaria. Following dinner, perhaps opt for

a fun outing to see a Samba show highlighting the

Brazilian Samba and its dazzling costumes. (B,D)

thundering roar, and 180-degree rainbows surround

you—an unforgettable experience! (B,D)

Day 5 IGUASSU FALLS. Cross the border for a

visit of the Argentine side of the FALLS. Begin

with a short ride on the open-air ECOLOGICAL

JUNGLE TRAIN through the surrounding

rainforest. A series of boardwalks takes you

above the falls for a look over the edge to see

the water crashing down below into the Devil’s

Throat. This afternoon you may opt to visit the

Bird Park, home to many species of indigenous

birds as well as flora from the area. (B)

Day 3 RIO DE JANEIRO. A free day in Rio allows you

to relax on one of the beaches or take an optional

excursion to the historic city of Petropolis. (B)

Day 4 RIO DE JANEIRO–IGUASSU FALLS. Fly to

Iguassu Falls, one of the greatest natural wonders of

the world. Journey to the Brazilian side of the FALLS

to see the 275 waterfalls cascading over a precipice

almost two miles wide and 250 feet deep. Walk

into Devil’s Throat Canyon, where clouds of mist, a

Day 6 IGUASSU FALLS–BUENOS AIRES,

ARGENTINA. Fly to Buenos Aires, Argentina’s

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LOVE PARK, LIMA

Day 9 BUENOS AIRES–LIMA, PERU. Board a flight

for Lima, Peru. Heralded as the “City of Kings” by

Spanish conquistadors, Lima still carries vestiges

of its opulent past with its colonial buildings and

world-class museums. (B)

Day 10 LIMA. Sightseeing today focuses on

Lima’s colonial heritage. Founded in 1535, Lima

was once the capital of Spain’s South American

Empire. Visit the baroque 11th-century SAN

FRANCISCO MONASTERY, with Spanish and

Moorish architecture throughout. Continue to Plaza

cosmopolitan capital. After settling into your hotel,

an orientation tour familiarizes you with the “Paris

of South America” and its wide boulevards, outdoor

cafés, and charming shops. (B)

Day 7 BUENOS AIRES. Morning sightseeing

with a Local Guide focuses on the city’s well-

known landmarks, including the Colon Opera

House and Plaza de Mayo, site of La Casa Rosada

(the President's Pink House) and Metropolitan

Cathedral. Also visit San Telmo, one of Buenos

Aires’ oldest neighborhoods, and RECOLETA

CEMETERY, where Eva Peron is buried. End your

day with an Argentinean meal, followed by a

sensuous TANGO SHOW highlighting this alluring

dance so popular here. (B,D)

Day 8 BUENOS AIRES. Today is free for

independent activities, or you can take an

optional excursion to visit a local estancia (ranch)

to experience the life of the gauchos (cowboys)

on a traditional Argentine ranch complete with a

barbecue lunch. (B)

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SAN FRANCISCO MONASTERY

BUENOS AIRES OBELISK

ULTIMATE SOUTH AMERICA CONTINUED

Mayor, where you will see the Government Palace

that houses the presidential palace and was once

the home of Francisco Pizarro, founder of Lima and

conqueror of Peru. Nearby, see the Cathedral where

Pizarro’s remains are buried. The remainder of your

day is free to explore on your own. Enjoy dinner at

a local restaurant this evening. (B,D)

Day 11 LIMA–CUSCO–SACRED VALLEY. Fly

to Cusco high in the Andes and upon arrival,

descend into the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Stop at

AWANAKANCHA and learn about the importance

of Camelids (llama, vicuña, alpaca, and guanaco)

for Inca cultures. See them up close and learn how

their coats are transformed into precious weaving

fibers that are then used in ancient weaving

techniques still in use today. Continue to PISAC,

a charming village with an infamous INDIAN

MARKET, where you have plenty of time to browse

the many colorful stalls selling handicrafts ranging

from alpaca sweaters and blankets to painted

vases and sterling silver. Later, arrive at your hotel,

nestled in the peaceful Sacred Valley. (B,D)

Day 12 SACRED VALLEY. Start the day with a

visit to OLLANTAYTAMBO and the Inca ruins of

the same name. Explore the archaeological site

that was the scene of the Inca resistance during

the Spanish conquest—the only place ever to

resist Spanish attacks. You will see how the temple

area at the top of the terraces was the perfect

defensive stronghold. Next, visit a LOCAL HOME

to experience life in this traditional village which

has been remarkably well preserved. Then, visit the

SEMINARIO CERAMICS WORKSHOP to learn about

Peruvian ancient and modern art. End your day at

a local chicheria for a taste of a typical Inca drink

in Peru called chicha. (B)

Day 13 SACRED VALLEY–MACHU PICCHU.

Board the VISTADOME train that cuts a path

through the picturesque Urubamba Valley

bound for Aguas Calientes, the quaint town

closest to the “Lost City of the Incas.” Ascend

the mountainside through tropical forest to the

sacred refuge of MACHU PICCHU. Your guide

recounts the many accomplishments of the Incas

as you tour the terraced ruins dating back to

the 15th century. The ruins went undiscovered

for nearly 400 years after they were abandoned

when the Inca Empire fell to the Spanish. For

this reason, many of the mysteries surrounding

Machu Picchu remain to this day. (B,D)

Day 14 MACHU PICCHU–CUSCO. Awaken early

and use your included second entrance to MACHU

PICCHU to see the sunrise over the ruins. Early risers

will be awe-struck as the sun first illuminates the

ruins that are free of crowds. Later, return to Cusco,

former capital of the Inca Empire. (B,L)

Day 15 CUSCO. Embark on a guided sightseeing

tour of Cusco that focuses on the city that was once

the political, military, and cultural epicenter of the

Incas. In fact, Inca foundations can still be found in

Cusco, with the Spanish baroque structures built on

top. Visit the SANTO DOMINGO MONASTERY, where

these two forms of architecture are melded together

with the temple of both cultures atop one another.

Also see the CATHEDRAL in the Plaza de Armas

before a visit to the TEMPLE OF SACSAYHUAMAN.

Some of the best examples of Inca masonry can be

found at this fortress, where stones weighing up to

350 tons are pieced together to form a complex that

could house up to 10,000 men. Learn about the

ceremonies and battles that took place here on your

tour. Also see the ruins of Kenko and Puca Pucara

before returning to Cusco. (B,D)

Day 16 CUSCO–JULIACA–PUNO. Fly to Juliaca,

then transfer to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca.

Legend says the first Inca, Manco Capac, arose from

the waters of the lake by the power of the Sun God

to found the Inca Empire. (B)

Day 17 PUNO. EXCURSION TO LAKE TITICACA.

Experience fascinating LAKE TITICACA today as

you embark on a motorboat tour of the highest

navigable lake in the world and its manmade

islands. On TAQUILE ISLAND, see how the local

people integrate their Inca and Spanish past.

Continue to the UROS FLOATING ISLANDS, a

group of approximately 40 artificially made islands.

Learn how the Uros Indians construct their islands,

homes, boats, and many other resources completely

of tortora reed, a centuries-old practice. Enjoy a

farewell dinner hosted by your Tour Director this

evening. (B,L,D)

Day 18 PUNO–JULIACA–LIMA. En route to

Juliaca, stop at the pre-Incan burial grounds of

SILLUSTANI. See the above-ground tombs, chullpas,

in which the Aymara Indians buried their high

priests. You will be welcomed into one of the locals’

HOMES for an inside look at life here. Fly to Lima

and transfer to your hotel. (B)

Day 19 LIMA. Your vacation ends after breakfast

this morning. (B)

Cosmos, in partnership with

Tourism Cares, ™ has funded

the preservation/restoration

of the Mountain Institute in Peru, which you

will see on this vacation.

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LA CASA ROSADA

NATIVE HANDICRAFTS

UROS FLOATING ISLANDS

Priced From $6,271 AU INCLUDING INTRA-VACATION AIR AND TAXES*

Start Your Tour in Brazil’s Amazon

Tour 1202—23 days

Add a Galápagos Cruise to Your Tour

Tour 1205—26 days

Add an

Amazon lodge

experience in

Brazil’s Amazon

to your vacation

from AU$1,733,

including intra-

vacation air and

taxes.* Please

see page 96 for

itinerary details.

Spend two nights

in Quito and four

nights cruising

the Galápagos

from AU$5,226,

including intra-

vacation air and

taxes.*

Please see page

97 for itinerary

details.

Add Brazil’s Amazon, Arequipa & Colca Canyon

to Your Tour—Tour 1209—27 days

From AU$2,943, including intra-vacation air

and taxes.*

Please see pages 96-97 for itinerary details.

Tour 1200

DATES & PRICES

Start

RiodeJaneiro

Add Arequipa & the Colca Canyon to Your Tour

Tour 1206—23 days

Add Brazil’s Amazon & a Galápagos Cruise

to Your Tour—Tour 1208—30 days

Departure

number

End

Lima

19days

AU$*

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0221

0320

0403

0417

0501

0529

0626

0717

0904

0918

1002

1016

1030

1113

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Sun20Mar

Sun03Apr

Sun17Apr

Sun01May

Sun29May

Sun26Jun

Sun17Jul

Sun04Sep

Sun18Sep

Sun02Oct

Sun16Oct

Sun30Oct

Sun13Nov

Thu28Jan

Thu10Mar

Thu07Apr

Thu21Apr

Thu05May

Thu19May

Thu16Jun

Thu14Jul

Thu04Aug

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Thu06Oct

Thu20Oct

Thu03Nov

Thu17Nov

Thu01Dec

2017

Thu09Feb

Thu23Feb

Thu23Mar

Thu06Apr

6271

6271

6271

6271

6271

6271

6271

6311

6311

6271

6271

6311

6311

6311

6311

From AU$6,909,

including intra-

vacation air

and taxes.*

Please see

pages 96-97 for

itinerary details.

See Arequipa

and one of the

deepest canyons

in the world, Colca

Canyon, from

AU$1,240, including

intra-vacation air

and taxes.*

Please see page 97

for itinerary details.

0122

0205

0305

0319

Sun22Jan

Sun05Feb

Sun05Mar

Sun19Mar

6571

6571

6571

6571

*Landpriceincludesintra-vacationairandtaxes.

GratuitiesperpersonforTourDirectoranddriver:$310

Anygratuitiesforextensionscannotbepre-paid.

Gal?pagoscruiseextensionpriceisbasedonaHori?on

DeckExplorercabinontheSanta ?ru? ??.Cabinupgradesare

available;pleasecallforpricing.

Gal?pagoscruiseextensionpriceincludesGal?pagosNational

Parkentrancefeeandtransitcard($154value).

Pricesbasedondoubleroomoccupancy.

SingleRoomSupplement:1200$1,600;1202$2,074;

1205$5,216;1206$1,830;1208$5,690;1209$2,304

TripleRoomReductionperperson:1200$109;1202$147;1206

$211;1209$250;tripleroomsarenotavailableon1205,1208.

GuaranteedSharesonmaintouronly:seepage11.

Additionalaccommodationsbeforeorafteryourtourmaybe

available;seepage99.

2017 prices and itineraries are subject to change.

Details will be available in J une, 2016.

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PLAZA DE ARMAS

UROS FLOATING ISLANDS, LAKE TITICACA

MYSTERIES OF THE INCA EMPIRE

Tour 1300—11 days from Lima to Lima

Tour 1306—15 days with Arequipa & Colca Canyon

Tour 1302—15 days with Peru’s Amazon

Tour 1308— 22 days with Peru’s Amazon & a Galápagos cruise

Tour 1305—18 days with a Galápagos cruise

Tour 1309—19 days with Peru’s Amazon, Arequipa & Colca Canyon

Your Travel Package Includes:

GALÁPAGOS

ISLANDS

Sightseeing: In Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Lake Titicaca.

■ Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including

admission charges where applicable.

Scenic Highlights: Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, and Lake Titicaca.

Guides: Local Guides for sightseeing in Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu,

Cusco, and Lake Titicaca; services of a professional Tour Director.

Transportation: Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.

Hotels: Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes,

service charges, and tips for baggage handling. Listed hotels or equivalent;

see our website for details.

LIMA San Agustin Exclusive (F), SACRED VALLEY Hotel Inkallpa (F),

MACHU PICCHU El Mapi Hotel Machu Picchu (F), CUSCO Jose Antonio

Cusco (F), PUNO Eco Inn Puno (F); PERU’S AMAZON EXTENSION:

Tambopata Eco Lodge (NP); GALÁPAGOS EXTENSION: QUITO Grand

Mercure Alameda (SF), GALÁPAGOS CRUISE Santa Cruz (F), GUAYAQUIL

Unipark Hotel Guayaquil (SF); AREQUIPA & COLCA CANYON EXTENSION:

AREQUIPA Sonesta Posada del Inca Arequipa (MF), COLCA CANYON Hotel

Casa Andina Classic Colca (F)

Meals: On Tour 1300—10 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L), 5 dinners (D);

See pages 96-97 for details on included meals for extensions.

MyAccount: Personalize your tour ahead of time with additional

excursions. Visit our website for details and conditions.

4

Quito

2

ECUADOR

Tour 1305 with a

Galápagos cruise

Baltra Island

Santa Cruz

Island

South Plaza

1

Guayaquil

Santa Fé

Island

San

Cristobal

Española

Island

PERU

Tour 1302 with

Peru’s Amazon

1

Lima

2

1

Machu

Picchu

3

Pacific Ocean

Puerto

Maldonado

1

2

Sacred Valley

2

Cusco

Tour 1306 with

Arequipa & Colca Canyon

Juliaca

2

1

Sillustani

Colca

Canyon2

Sillustani

Puno

1

Lake Titicaca

Arequipa

Maximum elevation on tour: 13,000 ft.

Stop at AWANAKANCHA and learn about the

importance of Camelids (llama, vicuña, alpaca,

and guanaco) for Inca cultures. See them up close

and learn how their coats are transformed into

precious weaving fibers used in ancient weaving

techniques still in use today. Continue to PISAC,

a charming village with an infamous INDIAN

MARKET, where you have plenty of time to browse

the many colorful stalls selling handicrafts ranging

from alpaca sweaters and blankets to painted

vases and sterling silver. Later, arrive at your hotel

in the peaceful Sacred Valley. (B,D)

Day 4 SACRED VALLEY. Start the day with a visit

to the village of OLLANTAYTAMBO and the Inca

ruins of the same name. Explore the archaeological

site that was the scene of the Inca resistance

during the Spanish conquest—the only place ever

to resist Spanish attacks. See how the temple

area at the top of the terraces was the perfect

defensive stronghold, then visit a LOCAL HOME in

Day 1 LIMA, PERU. Welcome to Lima, Peru. Heralded

as the “City of Kings” by Spanish conquistadors, Lima

retains vestiges of its opulent past with its colonial

buildings and world-class museums.

Day 2 LIMA. Sightseeing today focuses on Lima’s

colonial heritage. Founded in 1535, Lima was

once capital of Spain’s South American Empire.

Visit the baroque 11th-century SAN FRANCISCO

MONASTERY, with Spanish and Moorish

architecture throughout. Continue to Plaza

Mayor, where you will see the Government Palace

that houses the presidential palace and was once

the home of Francisco Pizarro, founder of Lima

and conqueror of Peru. Nearby, see the Cathedral

where Pizarro’s remains are buried. The remainder

of your day is free to explore. Enjoy dinner at a

local restaurant this evening. (B,D)

Day 3 LIMA–CUSCO–SACRED VALLEY. Fly

to Cusco high in the Andes and upon arrival,

descend into the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

this Incan town to experience life in a traditional

village, which has been remarkably well preserved.

Next, visit the SEMINARIO CERAMICS WORKSHOP

to learn about Peruvian ancient and modern art.

End your day at a local chicheria for a taste of a

chicha, a typical Inca drink in Peru. (B)

Day 5 SACRED VALLEY–MACHU PICCHU.

Board the VISTADOME train that cuts a path

through the picturesque Urubamba Valley

bound for Aguas Calientes, the quaint town

closest to the “Lost City of the Incas.” Ascend

the mountainside through tropical forest to the

sacred refuge of MACHU PICCHU. Listen as your

guide recounts the many accomplishments of the

Incas as you tour the terraced ruins dating back

to the 15th century. The ruins went undiscovered

for nearly 400 years after they were abandoned

when the Inca Empire fell to the Spanish. Many

mysteries surrounding Machu Picchu remain to

this day. (B,D)

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Priced From $3,536 AU INCLUDING INTRA-VACATION AIR AND TAXES*

Day 9 PUNO. EXCURSION TO LAKE TITICACA.

Experience fascinating LAKE TITICACA today as

you embark on a motorboat tour of the highest

navigable lake in the world and its manmade

islands. On TAQUILE ISLAND, see how the local

people integrate their Inca and Spanish past. This

is evident by the Spanish peasant dresses made

of Andean textiles—the islanders make some of

the finest in all of Peru. Continue to the UROS

FLOATING ISLANDS, a group of approximately

40 artificially made islands. Learn how the Uros

Indians construct their islands, homes, boats, and

many other resources completely of tortora reed,

a centuries-old practice. Enjoy a farewell dinner

hosted by your Tour Director this evening. (B,L,D)

Day 10 PUNO–JULIACA–LIMA. Return to

Juliaca, stopping at the pre-Incan burial grounds

of SILLUSTANI en route. See the above-ground

tombs, chullpas, in which the Aymara Indians

buried their high priests. You will be welcomed

into one of the locals’ HOMES for an inside look

at life here. Later, a short flight returns you to

Lima, where you will transfer to your hotel. (B)

Day 11 LIMA. Your vacation ends after breakfast

this morning. (B)

Day 6 MACHU PICCHU–CUSCO. Awaken

early and use your included second entrance to

MACHU PICCHU to see the sunrise over the ruins.

You will be awe-struck as the sun first illuminates

the ruins, free of crowds. Later, return to Cusco,

former capital of the Inca Empire. The remainder

of your day is free to relax. (B,L)

Day 7 CUSCO. Embark on a guided sightseeing

tour of Cusco that focuses on the city that was

once the political, military, and cultural epicenter

of the Incas until the Spanish toppled it. In fact,

Inca foundations can still be found in Cusco, with

the Spanish baroque structures built on top. Visit

the SANTO DOMINGO MONASTERY, where these

two forms of architecture are melded together

with the temple of both cultures atop one

another. Also see the CATHEDRAL in the Plaza

de Armas, housing a magnificent collection of

artwork, including a depiction of The Last Supper

that portrays the apostles dining on cuy (guinea

pig). Continue to the hillside overlooking Cusco

for a visit to the TEMPLE OF SACSAYHUAMAN.

Some of the best examples of Inca masonry can

be found at this fortress, where stones weighing

up to 350 tons are pieced together to form a

complex that could house up to 10,000 men.

Learn about the ceremonies and battles that took

place here, then see the ruins of Kenko and Puca

Pucara before returning to Cusco. (B,D)

Day 8 CUSCO–JULIACA–PUNO. Fly to Juliaca,

then transfer to Puno on the shores of Lake

Titicaca. Legend says the first Inca, Manco Capac,

arose from the waters of the lake by the power

of the Sun God to found the Inca Empire. (B)

LLAMAS OVERLOOK MACHU PICCHU

Tour 1300

DATES & PRICES

Start

Lima

End

Lima

11days

AU$*

Departure

number

0118

0121

0229

0303

0328

0331

0411

0421

0425

0505

0509

0606

0609

0704

0714

0725

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1010

1027

1107

1121

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Thu03Mar

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Thu27Oct

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Mon21Nov

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Thu14Jul

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Thu04Aug

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Thu20Oct

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2017

Sun05Feb

Thu09Feb

Sun19Feb

Thu23Feb

Sun05Mar

Thu23Mar

Sun02Apr

Thu06Apr

3536

3536

3536

3536

3536

3536

3536

3536

3536

3536

3536

3536

3536

3536

3536

3536

3536

3536

3536

3536

3536

3536

3536

3536

Cosmos, in partnership with

Tourism Cares, ™ has funded

the preservation/restoration

of the Mountain Institute in Peru, which you

will see on this vacation.

Add a Galápagos Cruise to Your Tour

Tour 1305—18 days

Start Your Tour in Peru’s Amazon

Tour 1302—15 days

Add an Amazon

lodge experience

in Peru’s Amazon

to your vacation

from AU$1,081,

including intra-

vacation air and

taxes.*

Please see page

96 for itinerary

details.

Spend two nights

in Quito and four

nights cruising

the Galápagos

from AU$5,215,

including intra-

vacation air and

taxes.*

Please see page

97 for itinerary

details.

0126

0130

0209

0213

0223

0313

0323

0327

Thu26Jan

Mon30Jan

Thu09Feb

Mon13Feb

Thu23Feb

Mon13Mar

Thu23Mar

Mon27Mar

3696

3696

3696

3696

3696

3696

3696

3696

*Landpriceincludesintra-vacationairandtaxes.

GratuitiesperpersonforTourDirectoranddriver:$172

Anygratuitiesforextensionscannotbepre-paid.

Gal?pagoscruiseextensionpriceisbasedonaHori?on

DeckExplorercabinontheSanta ?ru? ??.Cabinupgradesare

available;pleasecallforpricing.

Gal?pagoscruiseextensionpriceincludesGal?pagosNational

Parkentrancefeeandtransitcard($154value).

Pricesbasedondoubleroomoccupancy.

SingleRoomSupplement:1300$614;1302$794;1305$4,230;

1306$845;1308$4,410;1309$1,024

Tripleroomsareavailableatnoreductionon1300;1306$64

Tripleroomsarenotavailableon1302,1305,1308,1309

GuaranteedSharesonmaintouronly:seepage11.

Additionalaccommodationsbeforeorafteryourtourmaybe

available;seepage99.

2017 prices and itineraries are subject to change.

Details will be available in J une, 2016.

Add Arequipa & the Colca Canyon

to Your Tour—Tour 1306—15 days

Add Peru’s Amazon & a Galápagos Cruise

to Your Tour—Tour 1308—22 days

From AU$6,277, including intra-vacation air

and taxes.*

Please see pages 96-97 for itinerary details.

See Arequipa

and one of the

deepest canyons

in the world, Colca

Canyon, from

AU$1,230, including

intra-vacation air

and taxes.*

Please see page 97

for itinerary details.

Add Peru’s Amazon, Arequipa & Colca

Canyon to Your Tour—Tour 1309—19 days

From AU$2,291, including intra-vacation air

and taxes.*

Please see pages 96-97 for itinerary details.

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ROSE PLANTATION

COTOPAXI NATIONAL PARK

OTAVALO INDIAN MARKET

Ne w !

ECUADOR: FROM THE ANDES TO THE AMAZON

Tour 1400—10 days from Quito to Quito

Tour 1405—14 days with a Galápagos cruise

Your Travel Package Includes:

Sightseeing: In Quito, Cochasquí, Otavalo, Papallacta, Ecuador’s

Amazon, Baños, and Cotopaxi. ■ Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in

the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Scenic Highlights: Quito, Cochasquí, Otavalo, Papallacta, Ecuador’s

Amazon, Baños, and Cotopaxi.

Guides: Local Guides for sightseeing in Quito, Otavalo, Papallacta,

Ecuador’s Amazon, Baños, and Cotopaxi; services of a professional

Tour Director.

Transportation: Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.

Hotels: Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes,

service charges, and tips for baggage handling. Listed hotels or

equivalent; see our website for details.

QUITO Grand Mercure Alameda (F), OTAVALO Hacienda Chorlavi

(MF), PAPALLACTA Hotel Termas de Papallacta & Spa (F), ECUADOR’S

AMAZON Casa del Suizo (MF), BAÑOS Hacienda Leito de los

Llanganates (MF), COTOPAXI Hacienda la Cienega (MF); GALÁPAGOS

EXTENSION: GALÁPAGOS CRUISE Galápagos Legend (F), GUAYAQUIL

Unipark Hotel Guayaquil (SF)

Meals: On Tour 1400—9 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 4 dinners (D);

on Tour 1405—10 additional meals

MyAccount: Personalize your tour ahead of time with additional

excursions. Visit our website for details and conditions.

Cochasquí

Bartolomé

Island

Otavalo

1

Quito

North

Seymour

Island

2

Papallacta

Santiago

Island

1

Cotopaxi

National Park

1

Ecuador’s

Amazon

2

Baltra

Island

3

2

Guayaquil

1

Baños

GALÁPAGOS

ISLANDS

Santa Cruz

Island

ECUADOR

Tour 1405 with a

Galápagos cruise

Pacific Ocean

Maximum elevation on tour: 10,824 ft.

and enjoy a COOKING CLASS to learn about

Ecuadorian specialties before dinner. (B,D)

Day 4 OTAVALO–PAPALLACTA. Head to

the Andean village famous for its healing hot

springs, Papallacta, where hot water naturally

flows from the Andes. First, stop at the working

ROSE PLANTATION, where Ecuador’s main export

is harvested year-round. The combination of

volcanic soil, natural hot springs, equatorial sun,

and cool nights makes this region a perfect place

for growing the world’s most beautiful roses.

Continue to your lodge and relax in one of their

nine thermal pools and three cold-water pools.

Heated from the Earth’s core due to its proximity

to nearby volcanoes, these thermal waters are

known for their curative properties. (B)

Day 5 PAPALLACTA–ECUADOR’S AMAZON.

Crossing over the Andes, follow in the footsteps

of Francisco de Orellana, the first European to

see the Amazon. Descend the eastern slope

Day 1 QUITO. Welcome to one of the

smallest yet most biodiverse countries in South

America. Ecuador offers a panorama of scenery

and climates—from the Pacific Coast to the

rainforest and the Amazon to the high slopes

of the Andes. Upon arrival in Quito you will be

met by your Cosmos representative, who will

help you get acquainted with this fascinating city

near the equatorial line.

Day 2 QUITO. Begin your day with a city

sightseeing TOUR that showcases colonial

Quito, one of the best preserved historic areas

in South America. A walk through Old Town

Quito with your guide introduces you to the

first city named a UNESCO World Heritage

City back in 1978. Stop in Independence

Square to see the Government Palace and

Archbishop’s Palace as well as the cathedral.

In San Francisco Square, see La Compañia

Church, one of the most beautiful in Quito

with its ornate façade and San Francisco

Church. Your afternoon is free to explore on

your own; your Tour Director is sure to offer

suggestions. (B)

Day 3 QUITO–COCHASQUÍ–OTAVALO. Depart

Quito and head north past often snow-capped

Cayambe Volcano, rising 19,000 feet in altitude.

In fact, the Equatorial Line crosses the slope of

this immense volcano, which is the highest and

only point worldwide that the Equatorial Line

is covered with snow. Visit COCHASQUÍ RUINS,

the largest Pre-Columbian archaeological site

in Ecuador, believed to be a ceremonial and

astronomical site dating back to 900 AD. During

your tour, learn about the theories on this site,

where 15 pyramids and 21 tombs have been

uncovered. Continue to Otavalo’s famous INDIAN

MARKET, considered one of the best in South

America, full of textiles, clothes, vegetables,

and much more. Stay at a traditional hacienda,

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PAPALLACTA THERMAL HOT SPRINGS

CRUISE THE NAPO RIVER IN THE AMAZON

Priced From $2,239 AU

of the Andes into the jungle to the banks of

the Napo River, where you will board a short

CANOE RIDE downstream to your lodge, Casa

del Suizo. Arrive at this tranquil Amazonia

refuge, surrounded by tropical rainforest, and

enjoy a welcome drink by the pool before

dinner. (B,D)

Day 6 ECUADOR’S AMAZON. This morning,

cruise down the Napo River on a dugout CANOE

with your Naturalist to an area for a NATURE

WALK to search for tropical birds, monkeys,

capybaras, and other animals commonly found

here. Also visit the AMAZOONICO, a rescue

center developed to rehabilitate rainforest

animals. Here you can see coatis, tapirs, monkeys,

snakes, and birds. Later, take a WALK on a river

island to search for a variety of plants and insects.

Also visit the BUTTERFLY HOUSE to learn about

their metamorphosis. (B,L,D)

Day 7 ECUADOR’S AMAZON–BAÑOS.

Depart the Amazon region this morning for

Baños, known for its famous hot springs that

give the area its name. Baños is also called “Gate

to the Orient” since its vegetation and climate

are almost tropical due to its proximity to the

rainforest. Small street cafés, restaurants, and

gift shops invite you to enjoy a stroll around the

town. Check into your hacienda and relax in the

mild mountain climate. (B)

Day 8 BAÑOS. Today you will enjoy a free day

at leisure. Baños is the perfect spot for outdoor

activities. Your Tour Director will be happy to help

you choose the right one. (B)

Day 9 BAÑOS–COTOPAXI. Pass through the

“Avenue of the Volcanoes,” which winds its

way through the Andean Mountain chain to

COTOPAXI NATIONAL PARK, a highland zone

protected since 1975. On a WALK near Lake

Limpiopungo you will have the chance to learn

about the typical vegetation and fauna found in

the area. Enjoy breathtaking views of Cotapaxi

Volcano, standing over 19,000 feet in elevation.

Stay overnight in a typical hacienda found in the

area, and enjoy a farewell dinner hosted by your

Tour Director this evening. (B,D)

Day 10 COTOPAXI–QUITO. Transfer to the Quito

International Airport, where your vacation ends. (B)

Add a Galápagos Cruise to Your Tour

Available on Tour 1405—14 days

Days 1 to 9 Like Tour 1400.

Day 10 COTOPAXI–QUITO–BALTRA

(EMBARKATION)–GALÁPAGOS CRUISING. Fly

to Baltra and transfer to SANTA CRUZ ISLAND

and the highlands. While here, visit a private

FARM where giant tortoises are found in their

natural habitat. You can also explore lava tubes

and pit craters. Board the Galápagos Legend for

your 3-night CRUISE. (B,L,D)

Day 11 GALÁPAGOS CRUISING: SANTIAGO

& BARTOLOMÉ ISLANDS. Wake up at

SANTIAGO and Puerto Egas, once a buccaneer

supply base. Watch for yellow-crowned night

herons, Darwin’s finches, iguanas, and Sally

Lightfoot crabs. Encounter a Galápagos fur seal

grotto, one of the few places in the archipelago

where fur seals can be seen. Swim and snorkel in

search of octopus, sea horses, starfish, and other

sea life. After lunch on board, visit BARTOLOMÉ

to discover a fascinating moonscape formed

by volcanic parasitic cones. Hike to the summit

for impressive views. Bartolomé offers some of

the best snorkeling, thanks to clear waters and

abundant sea life. (B,L,D)

Day 12 GALÁPAGOS CRUISING: SANTA

CRUZ & NORTH SEYMOUR ISLANDS. Back on

SANTA CRUZ, walk by a brackish lagoon where

feeding flamingos are often found, then climb

DRAGON HILL, an important nesting ground for

endemic land iguanas. At NORTH SEYMOUR,

walk amid large nesting colonies of blue-footed

boobies, magnificent and great frigatebirds, and

swallow-tailed gulls for an in-depth encounter

with sea bird breeding cycles. You will also

encounter sea lions and land iguanas. (B,L,D)

Day 13 GALÁPAGOS CRUISING: BALTRA

(DISEMBARKATION)–GUAYAQUIL. After

breakfast, fly to Guayaquil, where the remainder

of the day is at leisure. (B)

Day 14 GUAYAQUIL. Your tour ends with

breakfast this morning. (B)

From AU$3,470, including intra-vacation air

and taxes.*

AMAZON JUNGLE

Tours 1400 and 1405

DATES & PRICES

Tour1400

Tour1405

Depar-

ture

num-

ber

10

days

AU$

14

days

AU$*

Start

?uito

End

?uito

End

Guaya?uil

0220

0319

0416

0514

0528

0709

0806

0903

1001

1015

1029

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Sat19Mar

Sat16Apr

Sat14May

Sat28May

Sat09Jul

Sat06Aug

Sat03Sep

Sat01Oct

Sat15Oct

Sat29Oct

Mon29Feb

Mon28Mar

Mon25Apr

Mon23May

Mon06Jun

Mon18Jul

Mon15Aug

Mon12Sep

Mon10Oct

Mon24Oct

Mon07Nov

2239

2239

2239

2239

2239

2239

2239

2239

2239

2239

2239

Fri04Mar

Fri01Apr

Fri29Apr

Fri27May

Fri10Jun

Fri22Jul

Fri19Aug

Fri16Sep

Fri14Oct

Fri28Oct

Fri11Nov

5709

5829

5829

5829

5829

5829

5829

5829

5829

5829

5829

2017

0121

0204

0218

0304

0318

Sat21Jan

Sat04Feb

Sat18Feb

Sat04Mar

Sat18Mar

Mon30Jan

Mon13Feb

Mon27Feb

Mon13Mar

Mon27Mar

2369

2369

2369

2369

2369

Fri03Feb

Fri17Feb

Fri03Mar

Fri17Mar

Fri31Mar

6029

6029

6029

6029

6159

*Landpriceincludesintra-vacationairandtaxes.

GratuitiesperpersonforTourDirectoranddriver:$154

Anygratuitiesforextensionscannotbepre-paid.

Gal?pagoscruiseextensionpriceisbasedonaStandardPlus

categorycabinonthe?al??a?os ?e?end.Cabinupgradesare

available;pleasecallforpricing.

Gal?pagoscruiseextensionpriceincludesGal?pagosNationalPark

entrancefee,transitcard,andship?sfuelsurcharge($269value).

Pricesbasedondoubleroomoccupancy.

SingleRoomSupplement:1400$403;1405$1,651

Tripleroomsareavailableatnoreductionon1400;triplerooms

arenotavailableon1405.

GuaranteedSharesonmaintouronly:seepage11.

Additionalaccommodationsbeforeorafteryourtourmaybe

available;seepage99.

2017 prices and itineraries are subject to change.

Details will be available in J une, 2016.

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Cosmos

South America Extensions

Start Your Tour in Brazil’s Amazon

Available on Tours 1000, 1100 & 1200

Day 1 MANAUS, BRAZIL. Welcome to the capital of the Amazonas region. Located in the dense Amazon Jungle

area, Manaus preserves images of its opulent past and is still a major port—even 1,000 miles inland! Meet your

guide at 2 pm for a city tour featuring sites from Manaus’ glorious past. See the downtown area; visit the famous

OPERA HOUSE, completed in 1896 after 15 years of construction, and a LOCAL MARKET humming with locals

selling anything from fruit to rubber.

Day 2 MANAUS–AMAZON JUNGLE. Floating past the clustered huts of locals living on the banks of the river,

cruise down the Rio Negro to the MEETING OF THE WATERS. Marvel at the confluence of the dark-colored Rio

Negro and the light chocolate-colored Rio Solimões, where the two rivers come together to form the mighty

Amazon. For four miles, these two bodies of water flow side by side before they mix together. Later, disembark

at a JUNGLE ISLAND (water level permitting) with fascinating native flora and fauna. This afternoon, arrive at the

Ecopark Jungle Lodge on the banks of the Rio Negro inside the Amazonian rainforest. (B,L,D)

Day 3 AMAZON JUNGLE. Enjoy a Naturalist-guided WALK to see the flora and fauna that thrive in the Amazon.

After lunch, sail up the river to visit an AMAZON NATIVE CABOCLO VILLAGE to learn about their traditions,

costumes, and culture. Also try your hand at piranha fishing! Later, visit the MONKEY JUNGLE RESERVE, where

researchers work to rehabilitate primates like spider, squirrel, woolly, and capuchin monkeys and reintroduce them

to the jungle. This evening, venture back out on canoe with your Naturalist to appreciate the sounds of the jungle

at night and look for small alligators (and other night creatures). (B,L,D)

Day 4 AMAZON JUNGLE–RIO DE JANEIRO. This morning, depart the Ecopark for a flight to Rio. (B)

Day 5 RIO DE JANEIRO. Today, enjoy free time in Rio, then join Day 1 of your vacation and meet your Tour

Director. (B)

Start Your Tour in Peru’s Amazon

Available on Tour 1300

Day 1 ARRIVE IN LIMA, PERU. Welcome to Lima, where you will be met by a Cosmos representative.

Day 2 LIMA–PUERTO MALDONADO–TAMBOPATA ECO LODGE. Fly to Puerto Maldonado, entry to Peru’s

Amazon Jungle. Take a MOTORBOAT journey up the Tambopata River to view turtles, caimans, monkeys, and

birdlife. Arrive at your Amazon Jungle lodge within Tambopata National Reserve. This afternoon, head out with

your Naturalist into the forest in search of saddleback tamarins, brown capuchins, agoutis, blue-morpho butterflies,

trogons, toucans, and many other species commonly spotted here. As night falls, head out on foot to search for

nocturnal wildlife. (B,L,D)

Day 3 TAMBOPATA ECO LODGE. Enjoy a Naturalist-guided CANOE RIDE & WALK to see the flora and fauna that

thrive in the Amazon. After lunch, head back out with your Naturalist to learn about the endemic plants in this

region and spot some more wildlife. This evening, venture back out by CANOE with your Naturalist to appreciate

the sounds of the jungle at night. (B,L,D)

Day 4 TAMBOPATA ECO LODGE. For more insight into the Amazon, let your Naturalist know what included

adventure you would like to take advantage of today—it’s your choice! (B,L,D)

Day 5 TAMBOPATA ECO LODGE–PUERTO MALDONADO–LIMA. Return to Puerto Maldonado where you will fly

to Lima and join Day 1 of the Mysteries of the Inca Empire vacation. (B)

Add Easter Island to Your Tour

Available on Tour 1100

Days 1 to 11 Like Tour 1100.

Day 12 SANTIAGO–EASTER ISLAND. Today, board a flight for Easter Island, considered the largest open-air

museum and boasting over 400 moais, ruins, and temples. (B)

Day 13 EASTER ISLAND. Your first stop is AHU VAIHU, where eight large moais lie in ruins, followed by AHU

AKAHANGA, said to be the site where bones of the first king of Easter Island (Hotu Matu’a) were buried.

Next up: RANO RARAKU, where 95% of all moai were carved and you will find 394 statues remaining in

various stages of completion. It seems as if production was abruptly abandoned, leaving a frozen snapshot of

time. Next, visit the beautifully restored AHU TONGARIKI, the largest platform on the island with its 15 moai.

See AHU TE PITO KURA, the largest moai ever transported and erected on an Ahu. Last stop is the beach of

ANAKENA, where King Hotu Matu’a first landed on Rapa Nui. (B,L)

Day 14 EASTER ISLAND. Visit RANO KAU, the second-oldest volcano on the island with a freshwater lake in

its caldera. Continue to the ceremonial village of ORONGO to see the restored houses from the 16th century.

In AHU VINAPU, see the fallen remains of the broken moai—the figures here are slightly different and have

short legs. Next stop is ANA KAI TAGATA, a beautiful cave with wall paintings depicting the Manutara bird.

This afternoon, visit AHU AKIVI, with seven restored moais built in the middle of the island. According to

legend, these statues represent the seven scouts sent to Rapa Nui by King Hotu Matu’a. Finally, visit the

PUNA PAU topknot-quarry, where all the pukaos that were placed on top of the moais were made. (B)

Day 15 EASTER ISLAND–SANTIAGO. Fly to Santiago for your connections to your homebound flight.

Please schedule international flights after 10 pm. (B)

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Add Arequipa & Colca Canyon to Your Tour

Available on Tours 1200 & 1300

Day 10 (Day 18 for Tour 1200) PUNO–JULIACA–AREQUIPA. Board a flight for Arequipa, known as the “White City” for its

buildings made of sillar, a white volcanic rock. (B)

Day 11 (Day 19 for Tour 1200) AREQUIPA–COLCA CANYON. Depart for Colca Valley, enjoying scenery of pre-Columbian

terraces populated with vicuñas and a variety of birds, stopping for lunch in the town of Chivay. This afternoon, relax at LA

CALERA hot springs. (B,L)

Day 12 (Day 20 for Tour 1200) COLCA CANYON. Today, spend time in COLCA CANYON, an impressive geological formation

more than twice as deep as the Grand Canyon. Visit CONDORS’ CROSS, an observation point where you can view the Andean

Condor at eye level. This afternoon is free for independent exploration. (B,L)

Day 13 (Day 21 for Tour 1200) COLCA CANYON–AREQUIPA. Return to Arequipa for a city TOUR that shows off the Plaza

de Armas, the cathedral, and the Jesuit CHURCH. Continue to the districts of Yanahuara and Chilina for a magnificent view of

Arequipa’s countryside and the Mount Misti volcano. (B)

Day 14 (Day 22 for Tour 1200) AREQUIPA–LIMA. Fly to Lima today. (B)

Day 15 (Day 23 for Tour 1200) LIMA. Your vacation ends after breakfast this morning. (B)

Add a Galápagos Cruise to Your Tour

Available on Tours 1200 & 1300

Day 11 (Day 19 for Tour 1200) LIMA–QUITO, ECUADOR. Board a flight for Quito. (B)

Day 12 (Day 20 for Tour 1200) QUITO. Included sightseeing showcases Quito’s treasures: Independence Plaza and the

16th-century SAN FRANCISCO MONASTERY, and the Jesuit’s LA COMPANIA CHURCH with its stunning golden altars. (B)

Day 13 (Day 21 for Tour 1200) QUITO–SAN CRISTOBAL (EMBARKATION)–GALÁPAGOS CRUISING. Fly to San Cristobal in

the Galápagos, embark the Santa Cruz and enjoy five days of cruising among various Galápagos Islands. This afternoon, arrive at

PUNTA PITT, the easternmost point in the islands, the only place in the archipelago where all three types of booby exist (blue-footed,

red-footed, and Nazca), nesting next to both types of frigates. (B,L,D)

Day 14 (Day 22 for Tour 1200) GALÁPAGOS CRUISING: SANTA FÉ & SOUTH PLAZA ISLANDS. Wake up at SANTA FÉ Island,

where you are met by sea lion harems and the endemic land iguana. The beach offers great snorkeling. At SOUTH PLAZA, wildlife

includes sea lions, land iguanas, and hybrid iguanas—the result of a cross between male marine iguanas and female land iguanas. This is

also a bird-watcher’s paradise, where you will see nesting swallow-tailed gulls, masked and blue-footed boobies, and many more. (B,L,D)

Day 15 (Day 23 for Tour 1200) GALÁPAGOS CRUISING: SANTA CRUZ ISLAND. Visit the CHARLES DARWIN RESEARCH

STATION, established to help conserve the famous giant tortoises. Next up: the highlands of SANTA CRUZ, marked by extinct

volcanoes and astonishing plants. (B,L,D)

Day 16 (Day 24 for Tour 1200) GALÁPAGOS CRUISING: ESPAÑOLA ISLAND. Excursions to Gardner Bay and Punta Suárez on

ESPAÑOLA ISLAND, one of the oldest islands in the archipelago, feature the famous blowhole, as well as unique sea bird colonies,

including the waved albatrosses (Apr.-Dec.), Nazca and blue-footed boobies, and Darwin’s finches. (B,L,D)

Day 17 (Day 25 for Tour 1200) GALÁPAGOS CRUISING: BALTRA (DISEMBARKATION)–GUAYAQUIL. Disembark and fly to Guayaquil. (B)

Day 18 (Day 26 for Tour 1200) GUAYAQUIL. Your vacation ends after breakfast this morning. (B)

NOTE: This extension is not available on the Jan. 21, Mar. 3, Mar, 31, Apr. 21, May 5, Jun. 9, Jul. 14, Jul. 25, Sep. 22, Oct. 6,

Oct. 27, 2016 and Jan 26, 2017, Feb. 9, 2017, Feb. 23, 2017 and Mar. 23, 2017 of Tour 1300 or the Jul. 17 and Oct 16 departures

of Tour 1200.

Add Peru to Your Tour

Available on Tour 1100

Days 1 to 11 Like Tour 1100.

Day 12 SANTIAGO–LIMA, PERU. Board a flight for Lima, Peru. (B)

Day 13 LIMA. Sightseeing today focuses on Lima’s colonial heritage. Visit the 11th-century SAN FRANCISCO MONASTERY, with Spanish

and Moorish architecture throughout. Continue to Plaza Mayor, where you will see the Government Palace that houses the presidential

palace and the cathedral where Pizarro’s remains are buried. (B,D)

Day 14 LIMA–CUSCO–SACRED VALLEY. Fly to Cusco high in the Andes and upon arrival, descend into the Sacred Valley. Stop at

AWANAKANCHA and learn about the importance of Camelids (llama, vicuña, alpaca, and guanaco) for Inca cultures. Continue to

PISAC, a charming village with an infamous INDIAN MARKET—a great place to buy souvenirs! Later, arrive at your hotel nestled in

the Sacred Valley. (B,D)

Day 15 SACRED VALLEY. Visit the village of OLLANTAYTAMBO and the Inca ruins of the same name. Explore the archaeological site that

was the scene of the Inca resistance during the Spanish conquest. Next, visit a LOCAL INCA HOME to see life in a traditional village, which

has been remarkably well preserved. Also visit the SEMINARIO CERAMICS WORKSHOP to learn about Peruvian ancient and

modern art. End your day at a local chicheria for a taste of a typical Inca drink in Peru called chicha. (B)

Day 16 SACRED VALLEY–MACHU PICCHU. Board the VISTADOME train that cuts a path through the Urubamba Valley bound for Aguas

Calientes, the town closest to the “Lost City of the Incas.” Ascend the mountainside to the sacred refuge of MACHU PICCHU. Your guide

recounts the many accomplishments of the Incas as you tour the ruins dating back to the 15th century. (B,D)

Day 17 MACHU PICCHU–CUSCO. This morning, use your included second entrance to MACHU PICCHU to see the ruins at your own

pace. Later, return to Cusco, former capital of the Inca Empire. The remainder of your day is free to relax. (B,L)

Day 18 CUSCO. A guided sightseeing tour of Cusco focuses on the city that was once the political, military, and cultural epicenter of the

Incas. Visit SANTO DOMINGO MONASTERY and the CATHEDRAL in the Plaza de Armas, which houses a magnificent collection of artwork.

Continue to the hillside overlooking Cusco for a visit to the TEMPLE OF SACSAYHUAMAN. Also see the ruins of Kenko and Puca Pucara

before returning to Cusco. (B,D)

Day 19 CUSCO–LIMA. A short flight brings you back to Lima. Transfer to your hotel, and enjoy time to explore the city. (B)

Day 20 LIMA. Your vacation ends after breakfast this morning. (B)

NOTE: This extension is not available on the Oct. 30 departure.

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What to Know

Before You Go

You Always Know What You Get

Our Itineraries Tell You Exactly What’s Included

Read our tour descriptions and you’ll understand the real value we offer.

Each day’s agenda is spelled out, with inside visits indicated in UPPERCASE,

so you know exactly what’s included in the price.

Many of our itineraries indicate “Vacation departures in 2017 are subject

to price and itinerary modifications.” Full details of all our 2017 itineraries

will be available in July, 2016, and will include any necessary changes to

itineraries shown in this brochure. If there are changes to your 2017 itinerary,

you have the right to cancel your reservation without penalty within 7 days

of notification of our new published itinerary.

Our vacation prices listed are per person and based on double occupancy.

They do not include airfare, unless specifically noted on the itinerary pages.

If there are single room supplements or reductions for triple or quad

occupancy, they are listed when applicable. Single, triple, and quad rooms

are not available on all vacations.

Hand-Selected Hotels

Good accommodations are vital to your enjoyment on vacation. We pre-

screen and select hotels that are mainly superior tourist-class (ST) and

tourist-class (T), but we also feature moderate first-class (MF) and some

superior first-class (SF), moderate-deluxe (MD) or deluxe (D) hotels. In

remote areas, there may be no hotels available in these categories, so we

choose the best available (BA) hotels. In this brochure, you’ll find national

park lodges and hotels followed by the abbreviation (NP). Each hotel is

rated by our quality controllers following standards set by the independent

Hotel & Travel Index and by state or provincial tourist boards.

*Please see the Terms & Conditions for full information on our Pricing

Policy and applicable guarantees, as well as deposit, final payment, and

cancellation terms.

Great Ways To Save

Cosmos offers several ways to save money. See page 11 for details on all

Deals & Discounts.

Hotels are listed on itinerary pages, although it may be necessary to

substitute with an alternate hotel of equivalent standard. We reserve the

right to substitute hotels listed with hotels of equivalent standard. This

is usually the case when strong demand for a vacation series prompts us

to create extra capacity, or during the early and late season when some

hotels are unavailable. Your travel documents will list hotel addresses with

telephone and fax numbers.

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More Ways To Enhance Your Vacation

Arrival & Departure Airport Transfers

You can purchase your arrival transfer direct from Cosmos when booking

your tour. Arrival transfers are available from many North American and all

South American cities. See your travel agent for further details. Departure

transfers are available direct from your Cosmos Tour Director while on

tour. Please see travel documents for full details regarding set pick-up

times at designated airport locations.

On your Cosmos vacation, you benefit from the expertise we bring to

every tour. We set very high standards and are dedicated to selecting the

right Tour Directors, Local Guides, and hosts. These experts share their vast

knowledge of the areas and help you maximize each moment. Beyond the

professionals you meet on tour are the men and women working diligently

behind the scenes. Our extensive technical support network carefully

monitors vacations in progress, ensuring your trip goes smoothly and

allowing us to deliver unique, quality travel experiences every time.

Pre-Pay Your Gratuities

We offer the option to pre-pay your gratuities. This option gives you a greater

capacity to manage your holiday budget, which means you will no longer

need to reach into your pocket at the conclusion of your tour to pay your

Tour Director and Driver for their service. Please note that pre-paid gratuities

cover only the land portion of the main tour itinerary only not including

extensions. Where we source other leading operators for cruising, rail, or

local guided elements of your holiday, such as when we utilise Holland

America Line when cruising Alaska, the option to pre-pay your gratuities is

not available.

Travel In Style

When you step aboard your private Cosmos motorcoach, you’ll be

immediately impressed by the comfort and amenities: an emergency

restroom, free Wi-Fi in North America (where available), semi-reclining

seats with extra legroom, air-conditioning, and high-fidelity speakers so

you won’t miss a moment of Tour Director commentary. For the comfort

of all passengers, our motorcoaches are non-smoking; however, there are

opportunities to smoke during the frequent stops. We also have a custom of

daily seat rotation to ensure everyone benefits from a variety of views.

MyAccountSM

Personalize your travel experience by selecting and pre-purchasing optional

excursions online via MyAccount. These are designed to enhance your

experience and are scheduled perfectly within your itinerary. So, go ahead

and immerse yourself in your destination according to your passions,

whether it’s cuisine, wine, museums, music, or whatever.

Get More From Your Money

Our Price Guarantee*

You want value for your money—and protection from any surprises.

We put your mind at ease against price increases. After booking with us,

simply confirm your booking with a full, per person deposit and you are

protected against any land price increases due to currency fluctuations.

Cosmos is dedicated to ensuring your trip is

worry and hassle free, even when booking.

Should you be uncertain what your

commitments will be leading up to your

departure, Cosmos offers a SafetyNet Protection policy* for $75 per

person (payable at time of deposit).

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SafetyNet Transfer Protection* enables Cosmos passengers to amend their

tour up to 24 hours prior to the commencement of services to another tour

departing in 2016 (once only), without any applicable cancellation charges

or penalties. OR you can utilise the SafetyNet Cancellation Protection*,

which enables Cosmos passengers to cancel their tour in full up to 30 days

prior to the commencement of services, without any applicable cancellation

charges or penalties.

If the SafetyNet Transfer Protection is applied, and the booking is subsequently cancelled by

the passenger, the original booking and transfer date will be reviewed and the transfer date

of the original booking will then be taken as the tour cancellation date. Cancellation penalties

that apply to the original booking will be compared with the cancellation penalties of the tour-

transferred booking, and the higher penalties will be applied.

NOTE: SafetyNet Protection must be purchased for each individual passenger, and the

purchase covers an individual passenger’s Cosmos tours booked at the same time the

SafetyNet Protection is purchased.

Personalize Your Cosmos Vacation

with Extra Nights

We will make reservations for you at the rates quoted below, provided you

request them at the time you book your trip. Rates are per person,

per night, and include a room with private bath, service charges, porterage,

and taxes. Extra nights are available only immediately prior to or after your

vacation and not on extensions.“Guaranteed share” basis is not available

for extra nights. As hotel space is limited, we cannot reserve more than

three extra nights before and/or after a vacation. During particularly busy

periods, hotel space in certain cities can become so tight that we may be

unable to sell extra nights.

*CONDITIONS OF THE SAFETYNET PROTECTION POLICY

The $75 SafetyNet Protection must be paid at the time of the tour deposit and is payable per

person per booking (not per tour) and is non-refundable.

The SafetyNet Transfer Protection and SafetyNet Cancellation Protection applies to the tour,

associated pre/post accommodation, and transfers booked directly with Cosmos. SafetyNet

Protection does not apply to any airfares booked and ticketed via Cosmos, or any products

purchased via another wholesale or retail supplier. The SafetyNet Protection does not apply to

any service charge or cancellation fee charged to you by your travel agent.

Passengers can only use “one” of the two SafetyNet Protection Policies; choose either the

SafetyNet Transfer Protection or the SafetyNet Cancellation Protection, not both. For example:

if a passenger uses the SafetyNet Transfer Protection to amend their 2016 tour (say, 48 hours

prior to the original tour’s departure date) to a later 2016 Cosmos tour departure date, they

then cannot use the SafetyNet Cancellation Protection to cancel their Cosmos tour in full

without incurring the applicable cancellation charges or penalties—as per the 2016 Cosmos

brochure Terms & Conditions.

FROM AU$

Single

Room

Twin

Room

Triple

Room

Single

Room

Twin

Room

Triple

Room

Single

Room

Twin

Room

Triple

Room

City

City

City

Anchorage

Banff

Jun.-Sep.

Oct.

Buenos Aires

Jan.-May & Aug.-Sep.

Jun.-Jul. & Oct.-Nov.

Calgary

All except Jun. 6-10

& Jul. 7-17

Jun. 6-10 & & Jul. 7-17

Chicago

8530, 8580

Apr.

May 1-16

May 17-31 & Sep.

Jun.-Aug. 14

Aug. 15-31

8240, 8270

Clearwater

Mar.-Apr.

May-Nov.

Dallas

Denver

8160

8600, 8606

Fairbanks

Guayaquil

Halifax

Honolulu

8140

8145

Las Vegas

Weekday (Sun.-Thu)

Weekend (Fri.-Sat.)

Lima

Los Angeles

Manaus

264

143

106

Maui

8140

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Apr.-Nov.

8145

Jan.-Mar.

Apr.-Nov.

Memphis

Montevideo

Montreal

Nashville

8070, 8730

8080, 8810

New Orleans

8090, 8490

All except Apr. 9-15

Apr. 9 -15

8290

8690, 8230

2016 departures

2017 departures

8240, 8270

New York City

8000

Mar.

Apr.-Jun.

Jul.-Aug.

Sep.-Nov.

8200, 8800

Jan.- Feb.

Mar.

Apr.-Jun.

Jul.-Aug.

Sep.-Dec.

8100, 8460

Jan.

Feb.

Mar.-Jun.

Jul.-Aug.

Sep.-Dec.

Orlando

Quito

Rio de Janeiro

San Francisco

Mar.-Apr. & Nov.

May-Oct.

Santiago

Seattle

Toronto

Apr. & Oct. 16-31

May-Oct. 15

Vancouver

8250, 8910, 8550,

8930, 8935, 8440

Apr.-May

Jun.-Sep.

Oct.-Nov

8922, 8900, 8904,

8420, 8360

Apr. & Oct. 16-31

May & Oct. 1-15

Jun.-Sep.

8960

May

Jun.-Sep.

Oct.-Nov

8380

Washington DC

8460

Washington DC (Area)

8970

8000

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Terms & Conditions—Please Read Carefully

1. The purchase of any travel services offered by Circuit Travel

Pty Ltd (ABN 12 001 268 257), authorised to trade as The

Globus Family of Brands (which includes the authorisation

to trade as Globus, Cosmos, Monograms and Avalon

Waterways) (“The Company”) constitutes a contractual

arrangement between you (also referred to in these

conditions as “traveller ”) and The Company, and represents

your acceptance of The Company’s Terms & Conditions as

set out herein. Please ensure that you carefully read and

understand these Terms & Conditions prior to booking. You

represent and warrant that you are authorised to accept The

Company’s Terms & Conditions on behalf of everyone named

in your booking, and you will be deemed to have accepted

The Company’s Terms & Conditions on behalf of everyone

named in your booking. You are advised to check The

Company’s websites or to request the latest version of the

Terms & Conditions from your Travel Agent or The Company

prior to booking your holiday.

(including SafetyNet Protection)

Exceptions

9. No cooling-off period will apply to holidays booked less than

45 days before a scheduled land tour departure, and less

than 90 days before a scheduled cruise departure, or earlier

if specified for the particular holiday. For bookings made

within these periods, payment in full is required at the time

of booking.

22. 7-1 days prior to scheduled departure: 50% of total price

(including SafetyNet Protection)

23. On scheduled departure day and later: 100% of total price

(including SafetyNet Protection)

24. Note: Pre-paid gratuities are not subject to cancellation fees.

10. The following deposit and/or final payment dates apply to

these holidays. Please see your invoice for more information

on deposit and/or final payment dates. Other final payment

dates may apply to Globus family of brands holidays listed

in this brochure. Please check with your Travel Agent or the

Company prior to booking for the Terms and Conditions of

those holidays.

Exceptions to the standard cancellation fees:

25. Exceptions apply to the following holidays that include a

Holland America cruise

• 75-57 day s prior t o c om m enc em ent of servic es: 2 0 % of

total price

• 56-2 9 day s prior t o c om m enc em ent of servic es: 50 % of

total price

• 2 8-1 6 day s prior t o c om m enc em ent of servic es: 75% of

total price

• 1 5-0 day s prior t o c om m enc em ent of servic es: 1 0 0 % of

total price

11. Other Holidays Exceptions: For holidays that include a

Holland America cruise final payment is due 75 days prior to

the commencement of services.

2. Additional Terms and Conditions apply to group reservations.

For group reservations, please call 1300 330 334 or see the

Travel Agent section on the website.

12. For holidays that include the Rocky Mountaineer Train,

or Via Rail final payment is due 65 days prior to the

commencement of services.

Please check with your Travel Agent or The Company prior

to booking for the latest Terms & Conditions.

How to Make Your Reservation

3. To make your reservation or for enquiries see your Travel

Agent or call 1300 230 234.

13. For vacations that include a Galapagos cruise, final payment

is due 90 days prior to the commencement of services.

26. For holidays that include the Rocky Mountaineer Train or

Via Rail:

• 65-47 day s prior t o c om m enc em ent of servic es: 50 % of

total price

• 46-0 day s prior t o c om m enc em ent of servic es: 1 0 0 % of

total price

14. Final payment for Cosmos South America vacations is due

60 days prior to the commencement of services.

Deposit and Final Payment

4. Except as provided in clause 8, a non-refundable, non-

transferable deposit of $250 per person per land tour is

required for The Company to reserve space for you, with

some limited exceptions as noted below. The deposit must be

received within 14 days of booking. On certain departures,

deposits may be required at time of booking to hold or to

confirm space for you. Your reservation will be automatically

cancelled if the deposit is not received by The Company by

the deposit due date. Your booking is not confirmed and

payment is not deemed made until the deposit is received

by The Company and The Company sends a confirmation

invoice to you. Any bookings made within 21 days of your

departure from Australia will incur a late booking fee of $30

per transaction.

Air Travel Inclusive Holidays

15. An additional $200 per person non-refundable air travel

deposit is required for any air travel booked in conjunction

with any holiday. Air travel can only be booked by The

Company in conjunction with a holiday package. All air

travel is subject to the airline’s terms and conditions and

applicable laws, which may limit or exclude its liability to

you.

27. For vacations that include a Galapagos cruise:

• 90 -60 day s prior t o c om m enc em ent of servic es: 35% of

total price

• 59-30 day s prior t o c om m enc em ent of servic es: 50 % of

total price

• 2 9-1 day s prior t o c om m enc em ent of servic es: 80 % of

total price

• On depart u re day and l at er: 1 0 0 % of t ot al pric e

16. Additional taxes and fees may apply to your holiday price if

you book an air-inclusive holiday with The Company. These

taxes and fees may vary depending on your itinerary. Please

ask your Travel Agent or a representative of The Company

at time of reservation for more information.

28. For South America vacations:

• 60 -2 2 day s prior t o c om m enc em ent of servic es: 2 0 % of

total price

• 2 1 -8 day s prior t o c om m enc em ent of servic es: 30 % of

total price

• 7-1 day s prior t o c om m enc em ent of servic es: 50 % of

total price

• On depart u re day and l at er: 1 0 0 % of t ot al pric e

5. Payment of the deposit confirms you have read and accepted

these Terms and Conditions.

Travel Documents

17. Travel Documents, including e-ticket itineraries, are sent by

post approximately four weeks prior to departure provided

full payment, Emergency Contact details have been

received, and passengers have acknowledged the Globus

family of brands Terms and Conditions, via their customer

portal account

6. Payment of the balance in full must be received by The

Company not less than eight weeks before with some limited

exceptions set forth below. If final payment is not received

by The Company by the due date, your reservation will be

cancelled and your full deposit, including SafetyNet Protection

payments, will be retained by The Company.

Please check with your Travel Agent or The Company prior

to booking for the latest Terms & Conditions.

29. Cancellation fees may also apply to any additional services

reserved prior to, during, and after the holiday. If flight

changes (including but not limited to flight cancellations or

name changes) are requested, revision fees, change fees, or

airline cancellation fees will apply in addition to the above

cancellation fees (see “Revision Fees” below).

18. Acceptance on the holiday is subject to presentation of your

Tour/Cruise Member Certificate, which details the services

you have purchased from The Company and which will be

available in your final Travel Documents.

7. The Company accepts payment via Bpay, electronic fund

transfer (EFT), cheque, Visa, MasterCard and American

Express. Merchant fees apply to purchases made by

credit card. Please review and verify your booking invoice

thoroughly and contact your Travel Agent or The Company

immediately if your invoice appears to be incorrect or

incomplete, as it may not be possible to make changes later.

The Company cannot accept responsibility if it is not notified

of invoice inaccuracies within 5 days of sending out the

invoice. In the case of billing errors, The Company reserves

the right to re-invoice you with correct pricing.

Cancellations and Cancellation Fees

19. If cancellation is received in writing by The Company

before the final payment due date of your holiday, the

non-refundable deposit will be retained in addition to any

airline imposed fees or cancellation charges. If cancellation

is received in writing by The Company after the final

payment due date of your holiday, the below specified per

person cancellation fees apply for individual reservations.

The total price specified below does not include discounts,

promotions, or special incentives. (For group reservations,

refer to the Group Policy). No cancellation fee will apply to

holidays cancelled within the cooling off period (see clause 8).

30. Airline revision or change fees may be up to 100% of

the ticket price. Cancellation penalties will be quoted at

the time of cancellation. If an air travel inclusive holiday is

cancelled after air tickets have been issued, any applicable

refunds will be processed after air tickets are returned to

The Company.

8. Subject to clause 9 below, you have a cooling-off period of

seven (7) days during which you may cancel your holiday.

Your cancellation must be made in writing to The Company

within the cooling-off period. The cooling-off period will

commence on the first day following the day on which you

book your holiday. If you cancel your holiday during the

cooling-off period your deposit will be refunded and no

cancellation fee will apply. If you do not cancel your holiday

during the cooling-off period, then all other of these Terms

and Conditions apply.

31. Cancellation fees relating to insurance policies will be

subject to the Terms and Conditions of the insurance

provider and will incur the standard Revision Fee (see

“Revision Fees” below).

Standard Cancellation Fees for escorted and independent

holidays:

20. 45-22 days prior to scheduled departure: 20% of total price

(including SafetyNet Protection)

32. The Company reserves the right to cancel or reschedule

any holiday departure in accordance with operational

requirements or circumstances beyond its control. If a

holiday is cancelled prior to the scheduled departure date,

The Company’s only responsibility will be to refund the

21. 21-8 days prior to scheduled departure: 30% of total price

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amount received for the reservation. Wherever possible,

The Company will offer the same holiday with a different

departure date, or an alternative similar holiday. If there is

a difference in cost, it will be your expense. For air-inclusive

holidays, The Company will try to confirm air schedules

for the selected new dates, subject to availability. The

Company is not responsible for any additional costs or fees

relating to the issuance and/or cancellation of air tickets or

other travel arrangements not made through The Company.

The Company cannot provide individual assistance to a

holiday participant for walking, dining, getting on and off

motor coaches, cruise ships and other vehicles, or other

personal needs. A qualified and physically able companion

must accompany travellers who need such assistance and

must assume full responsibility for their well-being.

47. Once The Company has received your full deposit for any

holiday departing 01 January 2016 to 31 December 2016,

that price (excluding air travel) is guaranteed, and any

subsequent land/cruise cost increases are at The Company’s

expense, not including surcharges, energy cost increases, air

travel whilst on tour and/or any government tax increases.

Air travel tickets booked via The Company are guaranteed

once full payment has been received. This guarantee does

not include any government/airport tax increases and

currency fluctuations.

38. Some locations and sightseeing activities may not

accommodate wheelchairs and may require extensive

standing, sitting or walking. The Company is not

responsible for any missed activities due to a traveller’s

inability to participate with the group. Most transportation

services, including the touring motor coaches and cruise

ships, are not equipped with wheelchair ramps.

Insurance

33. The above cancellation charges will be applied in all

cases. The Company strongly recommends you take out

comprehensive travel insurance, including coverage for

medical expenses, loss of luggage, and land content

and airfare charges that may arise, including due to

cancellation. For more details about travel insurance, see

your Travel Agent or call us on 1300 230 234.

48. 2017 departures are subject to price and itinerary

modifications. Full details will be available in June 2016.

Travellers have the right to cancel their reservation without

penalty within 7 days of notification in the event of a price

increase for departures in 2017 prior to the release of the

2017 brochure.

Young Travellers

39. Travellers under 18 years old (21 years old for Alaska

cruise holidays and any holiday including an overnight

stay in Las Vegas) on the scheduled departure date

must be accompanied by an adult and share the

adult’s accommodation for the duration of the holiday.

Interconnecting rooms are not guaranteed.

On vacations that include a Galapagos cruise there is no

discount for young travellers.

Visas & Passports

49. You are responsible for obtaining and paying for all visas

and entry documents, for meeting all health and other

requirements, and for any documents required by the laws,

regulations, orders, and/or requirements of the countries

you will visit. The Company is not responsible for providing

specific visa and passport information or documentation,

and The Company cannot accept liability for any traveller

refused entry onto any transport or into any country due

to failure of the traveller to carry correct documentation.

All travellers travelling internationally are required to have a

passport. Most countries require that the passport be valid

for at least six (6) months beyond the conclusion of the

trip. It is recommended you have a minimum of three blank

pages in your passport when travelling, as many countries

require blank pages. Multiple entry visas are required for

some holidays. It is your responsibility to verify all visa and

passport requirements. The process of obtaining a visa and/

or passport can take up to three months or more.

Revision Fees

34. A fee of $30 per transaction will be charged for any

alteration or revision made to a reservation after the

deposit is made. Any revision to an air travel reservation

may result in the loss of confirmed airline reservations or

increased airfare which will be payable by you. Additional

airline and hotel charges may also apply and may be up to

100% of the full price. A change of traveller name, holiday

date, or itinerary after the final payment date will be

treated as a full cancellation and new reservation; holiday

cancellation fees (as above) apply.

40. The following age restrictions apply to Cosmos escorted

holidays: Children aged 8 years and over are eligible to

travel. Travellers aged 8-17 receive a 10% discount on the

base land holiday price, not including internal air travel.

41. Young traveller discounts are based on the age of the

traveller at the scheduled departure date.

Air Travel Arrangements

35. The Company is not responsible if an airline cancels,

reschedules, varies or delays a flight for any reason. If you

purchased an airfare through The Company, The Company

will try and assist in making new arrangements providing

you have not already checked in with your airline for your

first flight segment. After check-in, you must work with

the airline directly to reach your destination or to make any

alternate arrangements including amendments to return

services. Airline fees often apply for modifications to air

schedules not related to airline imposed flight cancellations,

reschedules, variations or delays. These fees will be payable

to the airline directly on request. If you miss your departure

flight or connection, it is your responsibility to work

with the airline on which you are ticketed to reach your

destination. No refunds will be provided by The Company

for portions of trips missed due to cancelled, rescheduled,

varied or delayed flights after airport check-in, nor is The

Company responsible for any additional expenses you may

incur prior to joining your trip if you miss your departure

flight or flight connection.

42. Due to heightened security, many countries have adopted

practices to prevent international abductions of children.

If a person under the age of 18 years will be travelling

with an adult other than his/her parents, or with only

one parent, it is recommended that a notarised letter be

written by the parents, or non-travelling parent, granting

authorisation to travel, including the dates of travel. We

suggest that you also contact the appropriate consulate

and airlines because they may have additional requirements

or recommendations.

Hotels & Accommodations

50. The hotels listed on this website are intended to be used on

all departures; however hotels are not guaranteed. Cosmos

reserves the right to substitute other hotels than those

listed on the itinerary pages. If a change becomes necessary

for any reason, including alternate hotels for additional

departures on the same date, or hotel location changes

within or outside itinerary cities, the hotel substituted will

be of equivalent or higher quality to those shown. No

refunds are provided for hotel changes; full cancellation

penalties as noted above apply.

Smoking

43. Smoking is not allowed on transportation that is exclusively

provided by The Company. On cruise ships, smoking is

restricted to certain areas of the vessel. Many hotels in North

America have imposed a 100% non-smoking policy and many

cities have imposed non-smoking regulations in public spaces.

As a standard rule, The Company confirms non-smoking

hotel rooms. If you require a smoking room a request may be

submitted, but we cannot guarantee availability.

Itinerary Variations

51. The accommodation listed in our websites/brochures

is intended to be used on all departures. However, if a

change becomes necessary for any reason, substitute

accommodation will be equivalent in standard to that

shown. No refunds are provided for accommodation

variations and full cancellation penalties as noted above

apply.

Wi-fi

44. For tours where Wi-Fi is available on the motorcoach, Wi-Fi

connectivity is provided by an independent third party with

separate terms and conditions of usage and acceptance

thereof. These can be found online or will be made available

upon request.

Participation

36. For the benefit of everyone on your holiday, The Company

reserves the right to accept or reject any traveller and

to remove any traveller whose conduct is deemed

incompatible with the interests of the other travellers. The

Company will not refund or cover any cost or expenses

incurred for termination of holiday arrangements due to

unacceptable behaviour. All Tour Directors, Local Hosts,

Local Guides, and ship crew speak English and all vacation

commentary is conducted in English. For maximum

enjoyment and understanding, you should be able to read

and speak English.

52. Every effort is made to reserve only twin-bedded rooms.

Occasionally, some hotels will only provide double-bedded

rooms. These rooms will be allocated to couples where

possible. Please note that check-in times vary worldwide

and The Company cannot control or guarantee check-in

times. Triple-room configuration is at the discretion of

individual hotels. Payment for a single supplement ensures

your own room, not necessarily a twin bedded room. On

cruises, staterooms are subject to change and are finalized

upon embarkation.

Price Policy

45. All holiday prices are based on rates (including foreign

exchange rates) known at the time of publication, are

expected to be in effect at the time of departure and do

not include airfare except where specified. Prices are subject

to increase without notice if such rates change prior to

departure. Holiday prices are per person, based on double

occupancy. Single room supplements are listed where

applicable. Triple or quad room reductions for land holidays

are also listed, but are not available on cruises. Please call

us for more information on rates. Not all accommodation

types are available on all holidays.

Travellers Who Need Special Assistance on Tours and/or

Cruises

37. You must report to The Company at the time of reservation

any disability requiring special attention while on tour or on

a cruise. The Company will make reasonable attempts to

accommodate the special needs of disabled travellers, but

is not responsible in the event it is unable to do so; nor is

The Company responsible for any denial of services by air

carriers, hotels, restaurants, or other independent suppliers.

53. In exceptional cases where private bath or single rooms

as reserved by us are not available, refunds will be made

by the Cruise Director, Tour Director, or Local Host. Claims

for such refunds will not be accepted after the holiday has

been completed.

46. Prices will be confirmed at the time of reservation. Prices

are subject to increase without notice, subject to the

guarantees set forth below.

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Baggage Allowance

54. Porterage for one suitcase per person travelling is included

in the holiday price. Airport and train station porterage

is not included. Your single bag should not exceed the

dimensions of 76x53x28cm (30”x21”x11”) and weight of

22kg (50lbs). We are unable to accept a second suitcase or

any luggage exceeding these limits except on Avalon Europe

holiday itineraries. Some holidays have more restrictive

regulations than these listed above. Please refer to your

Travel Documents for applicable regulations.

Exclusion of Liability for Optional Excursions & Activities

68. Carriers, accommodation, and other suppliers (“the

Suppliers”) (including but not limited to trains, cruises,

ferries, motor coaches, hotels, and restaurants) providing

optional activities and excursions (“the Services”) available

for booking are not run, supervised, or controlled in any

way by The Company. These Services are provided by local

operators or other third parties that are entirely independent

of The Company, which has no control and has no right

of control over the operations of these independent

contractors. Such Services do not form any part of the

product or services sold by The Company, even where The

Company suggests particular operators/other third parties

and/or assists in booking such Services.

Terms & Conditions: no refund will be made for unused

services, for unused transportation where group activity

tickets are involved, or for voluntary modifications made by

the traveller

61. If you have prepaid your gratuities to your Tour/Cruise

Director and Driver or if they are already included in the

price of the holiday, this will be detailed within your Tour/

Cruise Member Certificate and vouchers will be included

within your Tour Documentation. Prepaid gratuities cover

only the land portion operated by The Company of the

tour itinerary. Where The Company sources other leading

operators for cruising, rail or local guided elements of your

holiday, the option to prepay local gratuities is not available.

55. Size and weight limitations for carry-on and checked

baggage vary from airline to airline and even according to

destination, and are becoming more restrictive. Most airlines

charge fees for checked baggage and these fees are not

included in the airfare or the holiday package price. Please

check with your airline(s) directly for baggage information,

regulations and fees. The Company is not responsible

for additional fees imposed by air carriers for baggage.

Regulations within most airports require that travellers

handle their own luggage through customs.

Service Inquiries after the Holiday and Complaints

62. After returning from your holiday, if you wish to inquire

about any services provided, please ensure that all

correspondence relating to those services is received by the

Globus family of brands, Client Relations, Circuit Travel Pty

Ltd (see address under “Responsibility”).

69. Your contract for the Services will be with the Supplier

and will be subject to its Terms and Conditions, which may

contain exclusions or limitations of liability. The Company

has no liability for any such activity or excursion or for

any act(s) or omission(s) of the Supplier or for any of its

employees or agents or any other person(s) connected with

the Service. Any advice or assistance on or with the Service

provided by any local representative does not mean or imply

that the Service is sold, supervised, or controlled by The

Company or that any such advice or assistance is given on

behalf of The Company. Travellers are asked to check with

the Supplier and the applicable Terms and Conditions before

booking.

56. Carry-on baggage is limited to one bag per person travelling

and must not exceed the dimensions of 30x28x14cm

(12”x11”x6”). For safety reasons, wheeled carry-on bags are

not suitable and will not be permitted as hand luggage on

motorcoaches and mini-buses. Carry-on bags must be small

enough to store in overhead bins or under the seat in front

of you on motorcoaches and other transportation.

63. Should you have a complaint in respect of your holiday,

you should inform your Tour/Cruise Director immediately so

they may attempt to rectify the matter. Any complaint or

claim involving the holiday services offered must be notified

to The Company within 30 days of the holiday completion

date.

Holidays

64. During local or national holidays or special events, on

Sundays and religious occasions, certain facilities such as

museums, places of worship, restaurants, sightseeing tours,

and shopping may be limited or not available. Alternatives

will be offered whenever possible. The Company will not

be held responsible for any closures or curtailments in

circumstances beyond its control.

Exclusion of Liability for Tour Itinerary Changes and

Cancellations

70. In the event of water problems on stretches of any

waterway, technical problems of any nature, severe weather,

flooding, fire, drought, earthquake, explosion, peril of

navigation, industrial action, civil unrest, war, government

order or act, operational requirements or any circumstances

beyond the reasonable control, it may be necessary to

modify or cancel an itinerary. The Company reserves the

right to change the itinerary whenever conditions, in the

opinion of the Master of the Ship or local waterways

regulations, render it advisable or necessary. These events

are beyond our control and The Company will not be

responsible for any loss, expense, or inconvenience caused

by reasons of such changes.

57. The Company will not accept responsibility for loss of or

damage to baggage or any of the traveller’s belongings

throughout the duration of the holiday. The Company

recommends that you ensure loss of or damage to baggage

is included in your comprehensive travel insurance.

Journeys Club (Repeat Travellers)

58. Journeys Club members can save 5% on any 2016 or 2017

Holiday. You must have travelled with the company since

2005 and enrolled at Globusfamily.com.au to receive your

membership number. To be eligible for the discount you

must present your member number at time of booking

and before full payment is paid. The 5% discount is based

on the land-only portion of the core Globus, Cosmos,

Monograms, or Avalon Waterways tour, package or

cruise and on twin share price, not including extra night

accommodations, extensions, taxes/fees, tips, port charges,

upgrades or supplements/reductions. Booking must be

made for travel commencing by 31 December 2016.

Applies to new bookings only and subject to changes

and amendments. Full cancellation penalties will apply.

Additional restrictions may apply.

Acceptance of Risk

65. Please be aware that during your participation in holidays

operated by The Company, certain risks and dangers may

arise beyond our control, including but not limited to: the

hazards of travelling in undeveloped areas; travel by boat,

train, automobile, aircraft, or other means of transportation;

forces of nature; political unrest; acts of lawlessness or

terrorism; and accident or illness in remote regions without

means of rapid evacuation or medical facilities. The

Company will not be liable for the provision of medical

care or the adequacy of any care that may be rendered.

While The Company will use its best efforts to ensure that

adequate measures are taken, by agreeing to participate

in a holiday and/ or optional excursions you agree that you

will hold The Company harmless regarding any provision of

medical care or the adequacy of any care rendered.

71. The Company reserves the right to cancel, advance or

postpone any scheduled tour date in accordance with

operational requirements or circumstances beyond its

control and may, but is not obliged to, substitute another

vessel and shall not be liable for any loss whatsoever to

holiday participants by reason of any such cancellation,

advancement or postponement. In the event of cancellation

by The Company, tour/cruise participants’ only right

of recourse shall be to a refund of monies paid to The

Company in connection with such tour/cruise.

Not Included in the Holiday Price

59. Airfares & airport taxes and fees (unless specified);

passports; visas; airport transfers; vaccinations; tips to

your Cruise/ Tour Director, Tour Driver (unless pre-paid, see

below), local city guides and other ship personnel; gratuities

on ferries, trains and cruise ships laundry; telephone; mini-

bar; alcohol; beverages and food not on the contracted

Cosmos menu (these extra items will be billed to you before

leaving the hotel, ship or restaurant); optional excursions;

porterage at airports and train stations; SafetyNet

Protection; insurance of any kind; baggage fees; and all

other items of personal nature.

66. The Company will use its best efforts to cater for your

special dietary requirements and allergies. If you have any

special dietary requirements please inform The Company

at the time of making your reservation. However, The

Company cannot guarantee that certain products will

not be in food served. The Company will not accept

any liability in relation to any medical conditions, special

dietary requirements and/or allergies of travellers, even

if such conditions are listed in the Emergency Contact

Details provided by the traveller. You must make your own

decisions when selecting meals. The Company’s comments

are only to assist you in making an informed decision.

In the event of charters of the vessels, strikes, lockouts,

riots, or stoppage of labor for whatever cause or for any

other reason whatsoever, The Company may at any time

cancel, advance, or postpone any scheduled sailing and may,

but is not obliged to, substitute another vessel and shall not

be liable for any loss whatsoever to tour/cruise participants

by reason of any such cancellation, advancement, or

postponement.

Responsibility and Exclusion of Liability:

72. Subject to clauses 68 to 71 above, The Company is

responsible for providing the services described in this

brochure, including arranging transportation, sightseeing,

and accommodation as described. All references to The

Company include its agents and employees.

Some South America countries (Argentina and Chile) require

international travelers to pay entry and/or exit fees at the

airport. These fees will be collected by the local government

and are payable by the traveler at time of travel. Your

confirmation booking information will contain information

about these fees. If you would like more information prior

to booking, please contact your Travel Consultant.

Photographs or Pictures

67. Photographs or pictures appearing in this brochure/

website should be used solely as an indication of facilities

and attractions. Actual facilities and attractions may vary

according to itinerary. Maps shown on the holiday pages

are current at the time of printing and may not reflect the

actual holiday routing should the itinerary change.

73. These tours include the services of operators other than The

Company, for example accommodation providers, airlines,

other carriers, and optional tour operators (“the Suppliers”).

Refunds

60. Please note that any request for refunds is subject to these

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TERM S & CO N DITIO N S – CO N TIN UED

Trade name

COSMOS is a trademark owned and/or applied for and/or

registered by Cosmos European Travels AG, in the Australian

Trademarks Registry and in other global jurisdictions. Circuit

Travel Pty Ltd., is an authorised user of the trade and service

mark COSMOS owned by Cosmos European Travels AG.

In making your travel arrangements The Company acts

only as an agent for the Suppliers who are independent

contractors and are not agents, employees, or servants of,

or in joint venture with, The Company or its affiliates. All

certificates and other travel documents for services issued

by The Company are subject to the terms and conditions

specified by the Supplier, which are available on request,

and to the laws of the countries in which the services are

supplied. While The Company takes all reasonable care in

selecting the Suppliers, it does not accept responsibility for

any act or omission of the Suppliers.

80. The Company limits its liability to you for breach of any

non-excludable guarantees to the supplying of the service

again or the payment of the cost of having the service

supplied again, as determined by The Company.

81. You agree that neither The Company nor its affiliates shall

be liable for any damage, loss (including personal injury,

death, and property loss) or expense occasioned by any act

or omission of any Supplier providing services, or of any

insurer or insurance administrator, or of any other person.

Our Australian address

Cosmos

Circuit Travel Pty.Limited

Level 5, 309 Kent Street

SYDNEY NSW 2000

82. Legal proceedings against The Company may be instituted

only in a court within the State of New South Wales,

and any claim involved in such proceedings shall be

decided in accordance with the laws of the State of New

South Wales. Neither The Company nor any affiliate

shall in any case be liable for other than compensatory

damages, and you hereby waive any right to punitive or

aggravated damages. No person, other than an authorised

representative of The Company by a document in writing,

is authorised to vary, add, or waive any term or condition

in this brochure/website, including any term or condition

set forth in the preceding provisions.

74. The international carriage of passengers is subject to

international conventions and treaties. These international

conventions and treaties limit and, in some events, exclude

the carrier’s liability to travellers. Where any claim or part of

a claim (including those involving death or personal injury)

concerns or involves any travel arrangements (including

the process of getting on or off the transport concerned)

provided by any air, sea, inland waterways, rail, or road

carrier or any stay in a hotel, The Company’s maximum

liability is the maximum which would be payable by the

carrier or the hotel keeper concerned under the applicable

international convention or treaty applicable to the travel

arrangements or hotel stay. International conventions and

treaties that may apply include: the Montreal Convention

(1999), the Convention for the Unification of Certain

Rules Relating to International Carriage by Air, signed at

Warsaw, 12 October 1929 (the Warsaw Convention), the

Warsaw Convention as amended at The Hague on 28

September 1955 and the Warsaw Convention as amended

at The Hague and by Additional Protocol No. 1, 2 or 4

of Montreal (1975) and the EU Regulation on Air Carrier

Liability for air carriers with an operating license granted

by an EU country, in relation to air travel; the Berne

Convention for rail travel; Athens Convention 1974 for

carriage by sea; the Geneva Convention for carriage by

road and the Paris Convention 1962 for hotels.

GPO Box 3436

SYDNEY NSW 2001

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 1300 230 234

AGENT RESERVATIONS ONLY

Sydney Metro: (02) 8259 1110

Interstate: 1300 130 134

Facsimile: (02) 8259 1120

E-mail: [email protected]

Online reservations available at

www.globusfamily.com.au/onlinebookings

ABN 12 001 268 257

Licence No: 2TA000637

75. Booking and payment for a tour shall constitute agreement

and acceptance by the passenger of these terms and

conditions which cannot be varied except in writing by an

officer of the Company.

76. After departure, if the services included in the holiday

cannot be supplied, or there are changes in an itinerary

for reasons beyond the control of The Company, The

Company will arrange for the provision of comparable

services wherever possible. Any resulting additional

expense will be payable by travellers and any resulting

savings will be refunded by The Company to travellers.

77. The Company reserves the right to accept or reject any

person as a traveller, to expel any traveler from the holiday,

to make changes in the itinerary whenever The Company

deems it necessary for the comfort, convenience, or

safety of travellers, and to cancel a holiday at any time in

accordance with operational requirements or circumstances

beyond its control.

Special Photo Acknowledgements:

78. Notwithstanding anything contained in these conditions,

The Company shall continue to be subject to any

guarantees provided by the Competition and Consumer

Act 2010 and the Australian Consumer Law (the Act)

if and to the extent that the Act is applicable to these

conditions and prevents the exclusion, restriction and

modification of such guarantees.

Albuquerque CVB/Ron Berhman (pg. 49);

Calgary Stampede (pgs. 27, 33) Elvis Presley

Enterprises, Inc. (pg. 61); Grand Canyon

Railroad/Xanterra Parks & Resorts (pg 41);

Holland America (pgs. 13, 17, 19, 27, 33, 35,

75 ); Rocky Mountaineer (pgs. 22, 27); VIA Rail

Canada (pg. 27).

79. The Company excludes all liability including liability for any

loss, damage, costs and expenses whatsoever (including

personal injury, death, and property loss) that may arise in

connection with or arising out of your holiday and liability

under implied conditions, and warranties and guarantees

except any guarantees, the exclusion of which would cause

this Clause to be void, such guarantees being referred to in

these conditions as “non-excludable guarantees”.

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Since 1962, when Cosmos packages were first introduced,

match in the field of value travel. You get the experience,

millions of English-speaking people from all over the world

while all the details are taken care of. A Cosmos trip

have enthusiastically endorsed the concept of having

makes the best possible use of your time. The day-to-

the freedom of an independent vacation combined with

day itineraries offer clear, complete, and uncomplicated

the benefits of group travel. Year after year, Cosmos

descriptions. Expert Tour Directors are knowledgeable

passengers come back—and bring their friends, as well.

and friendly professionals who smooth your way through

exciting destinations.

Cosmos is not an ordinary travel company. Entirely

dedicated to giving you the excitement of faraway places

For savvy travelers who insist on getting the most out of their

at a down-to-Earth price, Cosmos has few rivals and no

vacation, Cosmos is turning travel dreams into reality.

Ask an expert to help you select the right vacation and make all travel

arrangements for you. Your Travel Agent:

FOR ENQUIRIES

see your Travel Agent or call

1300 230 234

[email protected]

GROUP BOOKINGS

Call 1300 330 334

or email [email protected]

Brochure Code: CNA16-AU

Visit our website at CosmosTours.com.au


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