TOUR PROGRAM 2018

TOUR PROGRAM 2018

TOUR PROGRAM 2018

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8 | K010 ~ WARSAW, BERLIN & PRAGUE 7 days fromWarsaw to Berlin and Prague 10 | K011 ~ LITTLE TOUR OF RUSSIA 7 days from Moscow to St.

Petersburg 12 | K100 ~ VENICE, FLORENCE, ROME 8 days fromVenice to Florence and Rome 14 | K101 ~ VENICE, FLORENCE, ROME & SORRENTO 11 days fromVenice to Florence, Rome and Sorrento 16 | K301 ~ EXPERIENCE SLOVENIA 7 days from Ljubljana, Postojna, Piran, Goriska Brda, SocaValley, Bled and Bohinj 18 | K505 ~ PRAGUE, VIENNA & BUDAPEST 10 days from Prague andVienna to Budapest 20 | K506 ~ PRAGUE & VIENNA 7 days from Prague toVienna 22 | K507 ~ VIENNA & BUDAPEST 7 days fromVienna to Budapest 24 | K601 ~ EASTERN EUROPEAN PANORAMA 13 days fromVienna to Budapest, Krakow,Warsaw, Berlin and Prague 26 | K681 ~ VIENNA TO WARSAW 9 days fromVienna to Budapest, Krakow andWarsaw 28 | K700 ~ BELGRADE TO ZAGREB 11 days from Belgrade, Cetinje, Kotor, Dubrovnik, Split, Plitvice Lakes, Postojna Cave, Bled, Ljubljana to Zagreb 30 | K801 ~ BOSNIA, CROATIA & SLOVENIA 11 days from Sarajevo, Dubrovnik, Split, Plitvice Lakes, Postojna Cave, Bled, Ljubljana to Zagreb 32 | K802 ~ DALMATIAN SUNSHINE 9 days from Dubrovnik, Split, Plitvice Lakes, Postojna Cave, Bled, Ljubljana to Zagreb 34 | K808 ~ ZAGREB TO VENICE 14 days from Zagreb, Sarajevo, Dubrovnik, Split, Plitvice Lakes and Ljubljana toVenice 36 | K808G ~ DUBROVNIK TO VENICE 11 days from Dubrovnik, Split, Plitvice Lakes and Ljubljana toVenice 38 | K808Z ~ ZAGREB TO DUBROVNIK 7 days f rom Zagreb and Sarajevo to Dubrovnik 40 | K810 ~ CROATIA EXPRESS 9 days from Zagreb, Plitvice, Split, Island Hvar, Dubrovnik and Montenegro 42 | K905 ~ MOSCOW TO BALTIC STATES, POLAND, PRAGUE & VIENNA 20 days from Moscow to St.

Petersburg,Tallinn, Riga,Vilnius,Warsaw, Krakow, Prague andVienna 44 | K905M ~ MOSCOW TO BALTIC STATES, POLAND & PRAGUE 18 days from Moscow to St. Petersburg,Tallinn, Riga,Vilnius,Warsaw, Krakow and Prague 46 | K906 ~ WARSAW TO VIENNA 9 days fromWarsaw to Krakow, Prague andVienna 48 | K982 ~ THE BEST OF RUSSIA, BALTIC & WARSAW 14 days from Moscow to St. Petersburg,Tallinn, Riga,Vilnius andWarsaw KOMPAS ESCORTED TOUR PROGRAM 2018 - EUROPE (Central, Eastern & Mediterranean) TABLE OF CONTENTS ESCORTED TOURS 2018 | 3 | member of

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COUNTRY CITY HOTEL TOURS AUSTRIA VIENNA HILTON VIENNA (SF) K505, K506, K507, K601, K681, K905, K906 BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA SARAJEVO EUROPE (F) / HOLIDAY (F) K801, K808, K808Z CROATIA DUBROVNIK LACROMA (F) K700, K801, K802, K808, K808G, K808Z, K810 LAPAD (F) K808, K808G, K808Z HVAR AMFORA (F) K810 PLITVICE JEZERO (F) K700, K801, K802, K808, K808G SPLIT ATRIUM (F) K700, K801, K802, K808, K808G PRESIDENT (F) K810 ZAGREB WESTIN (DLX) K700, K801, K802, K808, K808Z, K810 CZECH REPUBLIC PRAGUE MAJESTIC PLAZA (SF) K505, K506 ANGELO BY VIENNA HOUSE (F) K905, K905M, K906 ANDEL’S BY VIENNA HOUSE (F) K010, K601 ESTONIA TALLINN SOKOS VIRU (F) / MERITON (F) K905, K905M, K982 GERMANY BERLIN ABBA (F) K010, K601 HUNGARY BUDAPEST INTERCONTINENTAL (DLX) K505, K507 RADISSON BLU BEKE (F) / CONTINENTAL (F) K601, K681 ITALY VENICE BAUER“PALLADIO HOTEL & SPA“ (DLX) K808, K808G CARLTON HOTEL (F) K100, K101 FLORENCE STARHOTELS MICHELANGELO (F) / CROCE DI MALTA (F) K100, K101 ROME GH PALATINO (F) K100, K101 SORRENTO CENTRAL (F) K101 LATVIA RIGA RADISSON BLU LATVIJA(SF) K905, K905M, K982 LITHUANIA VILNIUS RADISSON BLU ASTORIA (SF) / RADISSON BLU LIETUVA (F) K905, K905M, K982 POLAND WARSAW RADISSON BLU CENTRUM (SF) K010, K601, K681, K905, K905M, K906, K982 MERCURE CENTRUM (F) K905, K905M, K906, K982 KRAKOW MERCURE OLD TOWN (F) K905, K905M, K906 HOLIDAY INN CITY CENTER (F) / DOUBLE TREE BY HILTON (F) K601, K681 RUSSIA MOSCOW MARRIOTT GRAND (SF) K011, K905, K905M, K982 ST.

PETERSBURG COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT CENTER WEST PUSHKIN (F) / RADISSON ROYAL (SF) K011, K905, K905M, K982 SERBIA BELGRADE MOSKVA (F) / METROPOL (F) K700 SLOVENIA BLED PARK (F)/RIKLI BALANCE (ex GOLF) (SF) K301, K700, K801, K802, K808, K808G LJUBLJANA CENTRAL (F) K301 PIRAN PIRAN (F) K301 NOVA GORICA PERLA (F) K301 LIST OF HOTELS member of ESCORTED TOURS 2018 | 4 |

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PRE & POSTTOUR RATES I. TRANSFERS US$ 47.00 per person The rate is NET per person in US$ and include: ” ” One way transfer ” ” Transportation with hotel pick-up / drop-off II. SUPPLEMENT FOR EXCLUSIVE BUS USAGE The rates are NET per person in US$: ” ” Supplement for groups of 15-20 pax US$ 260.00 per person ” ” Supplement for groups of 21-30 pax US$ 210.00 per person ” ” No supplement for groups of 31 pax or more ” ” One pax free of charge is granted in half twin for every 20 pax paid in full III. REDUCTIONS The rates are NET per person in US$: ” ” 3rd adult sharing a room: US$ 8.00 per 3rd person per night ” ” Child under 12 sharing as 3rd: US$ 20.00 per child per night ” ” Unused nights on the tour: US$ 70.00 per person in twin per night US$ 80.00 in single per night ESCORTED TOURS 2018 | 5 | member of

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PRE & POSTTOUR RATES Destination Hotel Tour Period Double Single Austria Vienna Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark 1, A Phone: + 43 1 717 000 K505, K506, K507, K601, K681, K905, K906 4/1 – 10/31 121 218 Bosnia & Herzegovina Sarajevo Europe Vladislava Skarića 5 Phone: +387 (0)33 580 400 Holiday Zmaja od Bosne 4 Phone: +387 (0)33 288-200 K801 4/1 – 10/31 76 127 Croatia Dubrovnik Lacroma Iva Dulcica 34 Phone: +385 20 449 100 K802, K808G, K808Z, K810 4/20 – 5/11 & 10/14–31 5/12 – 6/6 & 9/30 – 10/13 6/7 – 7/10 & 9/16–29 7/11 – 9/15 66 89 110 126 115 156 193 221 Lapad Lapadska Obala 37 Phone: +385 20 455 570 K808G, K808Z 4/1–28 4/29 – 5/26 & 10/14–31 5/27 – 7/7 & 9/16 – 10/13 7/8 – 9/15 59 75 106 121 87 111 154 180 Croatia Zagreb Westin Krsnjavoga 1 Phone: +385 1 489 2000 K700, K801, K802, K803, K808, K808Z, K810 4/1 – 10/31 66 112 Czech Republic Prague Angelo by Vienna House Radlická 3216/1G Phone: +420 234 801 111 K010, K601, K905M 4/1 - 6/30 & 9/1 - 10/31 7/1 - 8/31 61 43 117 70 Andel's by Vienna House Stroupežnického 21 Phone: +420 296 889 688 K010, K601 4/1 - 6/30 & 9/1 - 10/31 7/1 - 8/31 61 43 117 70 Majestic Plaza Stepanska 33 Phone: +420 221 486 100 K505, K506 4/1 - 6/30 & 8/1 - 10/31 7/1-31 95 76 189 150 Hungary Budapest Intercontinental Apaczai Csere J.U.

12-14 Phone: +36 1 327 6333 K505, K507 4/1 – 7/31 & 9/1 – 11/10 8/1-31 113 94 212 188 Italy Venice Bauer‘Palladio Hotel & Spa’ Giudecca 33 Phone: +39 041 520 7022 K808, K808G 4/1 - 7/31 & 9/1-10/31 8/1-31 183 153 332 260 Carlton on the Grand Canal Santa Croce 578 Phone: + 39 041 275 2200 K100, K101 3/15-31, 7/15-8/20 & 11/1-10 4/1-30, 7/1-14 & 10/20-31 5/1-6/30 & 8/21-10/19 90 119 132 144 210 219 Italy Rome Grand Hotel Palatino Via Cavour, 213M, Phone: +39.06.476.811 K100 3/26-31 & 11/1-15 4/1-30, 7/1-10 & 10/20-31 5/1-6/30 & 9/1-10/19 7/11-8/31 85 119 132 90 170 238 264 180 Italy Sorrento Central Corso Italia, 254 Phone: + 39 081 878 1646 K101 4/12 - 11/15 66 131 Poland Warsaw Radisson Blu Centrum Grzybowska 24 Phone: +48 22 321 8888 Mercure Centrum Złota 48/54 Phone: + 48 22 697 39 99 K010, K906, K681, K982 4/1 - 10/31 75 128 Russia Moscow Marriott Grand Tverskaya Street 26/1 Phone: +7 495 937 0000 K011, K905, K905M, K982 4/1-10/31 97 167 member of ESCORTED TOURS 2018 | 6 |

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PRE & POSTTOUR RATES Destination Hotel Tour Period Double Single Russia St. Petersburg Radisson Royal Nevsky Prospect, 49/2 Phone: + 7 812 322-50-00 Courtyard by Marriott Center West Pushkin 166 Griboedov's Canal, via 33 Kanonerskaya Street Phone: + 7 812 610-50-00 K011 4/20 - 6/30 7/1 - 8/31 9/1 - 10/31 125 113 107 219 194 180 Serbia Belgrade Hotel Moskva Terazije 20 Phone: +381 11 268 62 55 Hotel Metropol Bulevar kralja Aleksandra 69 Phone: +381 11 3333100 K700 4/1-10/31 59 89 Slovenia Ljubljana Hotel Central Miklosiceva 9 Phone: +386 1-308-4301 K301 4/1-10/31 71 126 IV. HOTELS The rates are NET per person per night in US$ and include: ” ” Accommodation with breakfast ” ” Hotel taxes and service charges ESCORTED TOURS 2018 | 7 | member of

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K010 ~WARSAW, BERLIN & PRAGUE 7 days from Warsaw to Berlin and Prague INCLUDED FEATURES: ” ” First class hotels, rooms with private facilities ” ” Breakfast daily and 3 dinners ” ” Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach ” ” Airport and local transfers ” ” Professional Tour Director throughout ” ” Luggage handling ” ” Whisper technology enhanced touring ” ” Service charges and hotel taxes SIGHTSEEINGTOURS INCLUDED: ” ” Warsaw ” ” Berlin ” ” Prague ITINERARY: Day 1, arriveWarsaw, Friday You are met and transferred to the hotel. There will be plenty of time to relax before meeting your fellow travelers and Tour Director.

(D) Day 2, inWarsaw, Saturday This 700-year-old capital is the symbol of the Polish nationhood and the will to survive against great odds. A sightseeing tour here includes a drive along the famous Royal Route from magnificent Castle Square to Lazienki Park and Palace, the summer residence of the last King of Poland. Pass by the Palace of Science and Culture (known as the“wedding cake”), the Saxon Gardens, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Monument to the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto, and the Barbican. Continue with a walking tour of the Old Town, Old Market Square, and St. John’s Cathedral. The rest of the day is free for relaxing, shopping, going for a stroll through the city or an optional late afternoon Chopin concert.

(B) Day 3,Warsaw to Poznan and Berlin, Sunday Stop in Poznan for an orientation tour of this trade center. Then on to Berlin, for a dinner and free evening. (B, D) Day 4, in Berlin, Monday Your morning sightseeing tour features the Reichstag, the Renaissance building that once housed Germany’s Parliament, and the lovely Schloss Charlottenburg. The tour continues through the city to view other famous sights such as the Opera, Schiller Theater and Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church.The afternoon is free to explore this once divided city on your own. (B) Day 5, Berlin to Dresden and Prague,Tuesday Continue your journey via Dresden, the beautiful Saxony Baroque city.

On an orientation tour, view the Zwinger Palace and Semper Opera House. Then it’s on to the Czech capital of Prague, the“City of 100 Spires”. (B, D) POLAND CZECH REPUBLIC SLOVAKIA GERMANY Warsaw Prague 2 2 Berlin 2 member of ESCORTED TOURS 2018 | 8 |

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K010 ~WARSAW, BERLIN & PRAGUE 7 days from Warsaw to Berlin and Prague Day 6, in Prague,Wednesday Built on seven hills more than 1000 years ago and spread over both banks of the river Vltava, Prague is one of the most attractive cities in Europe. Your sightseeing tour starts with panoramic drive to famous Wenceslas Square, the Strahov Stadium and Castle Square. Continue with a walking tour, and visit the Royal Castle of Hradcany with Cathedral of St.Vitus, Old Royal Palace, St. George’s Basilica and Golden Lane with the Daliborka Tower. Cross the Charles Bridge and walk through the old quarter of Prague to view the Jewish Ghetto, Town Hall and the world-famous Astronomical Clock.

The rest of the day is free. An optional cultural performance will be available. Ask your Tour Director for details. (B) Day 7, depart Prague,Thursday After breakfast, transfer to Prague’s airport for your departure flight. (B) HOTELS: ” ” Warsaw: Radisson Blu Centrum (SF) ” ” Berlin: Hotel ABBA (F) ” ” Prague: Andel's by Vienna House (F) TOUR K010 STARTING DATES: TERMINATION DATES: 11-May 17-May 25-May 31-May 08-Jun 14-Jun 29-Jun 05-Jul 06-Jul 12-Jul 03-Aug 09-Aug 17-Aug 23-Aug 07-Sep 13-Sep 21-Sep 27-Sep 05-Oct 11-Oct PRICES: Per person in twin: $1,439 Single room supplement: $579 ESCORTED TOURS 2018 | 9 | member of

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K011 ~ LITTLETOUR OF RUSSIA 7 days from Moscow to St. Petersburg INCLUDED FEATURES: ” ” First class hotels, rooms with private facilities ” ” Breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 3 dinners ” ” Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach ” ” Airport arrival and departure transfers ” ” High speed train from Moscow to St. Petersburg ” ” Professional Tour Director throughout ” ” Luggage handling ” ” Whisper technology enhanced touring ” ” Service charges and hotel taxes SIGHTSEEINGTOURS INCLUDED: ” ” Moscow ” ” St. Petersburg ITINERARY: Day 1, arrive Moscow, Friday Upon arrival to Moscow, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

The rest of the day is to relax or perhaps begin your independent discovery of the fabled capital of Russia. Tonight, a briefing by your Tour Director on the fascinating tour that awaits you, followed by a Welcome Dinner. (D) Day 2, in Moscow, Saturday Moscow, one of the largest cities in the world, is the symbolic heart and soul of the country. Your sightseeing tour begins at Red Square, dominated by colorful St. Basil’s Cathedral and by the massive red walls of the Kremlin. Visit the Armory Museum, with its impressive collection of Tsarist, Russian, and foreign jewelry, armor, and other artifacts.

Then walk by Moscow University. Continue with a drive along the wide boulevards and a stroll through GUM, Russia’s largest department store. Continue, on the north bank of the River Moskva, passing by baroque Novodevichy convent; ending the tour at the popular Arbat shopping district, time to shop or enjoy lunch on your own.The rest of the day is at leisure. (B) Day 3, in Moscow, excursion to Sergiev Posad, Sunday Today we travel 75 km North of Moscow, to a small town of Sergiev Posad, former Zagorsk – founded in the 14th century and renowned as a center of ancient Russian art and architecture.

For centuries it served as a place of pilgrimage and the religious capital of Russia. Within the old walled city admire the fairy-tale golden and blue domes of the Holy Trinity St. Sergius Lavra, one of the most beautiful of all monasteries. After lunch at a popular restaurant, return to Moscow, the rest of the day at leisure. This evening take an Optional tour Moscow by night & Subway, to see the metro stations which Stalin called“Palaces for the People.” (B, L) Day 4, Moscow to St. Petersburg, Monday TimeatleisureinMoscow,beforetransfertorailwaystationfor our four hours high speed Sapsan train ride to St.

Petersburg. Upon arrival at the St. Petersburg train station, transfer to your hotel. Dinner at hotel. Join an optional Russian Folklore evening. (B, D) Day 5, in St. Petersburg,Tuesday Therearenotmanycitiesintheworldthatcanmatchthegrace of St. Petersburg. When Peter the Great founded the city in 1703, he hired Europe’s best architects, craftsmen, and artists to build and decorate it. Spread over 100 islands and linked by over 600 bridges, it is often referred to as the “Venice of the North.”Today the main sites to be visited are Palace Square with the Winter Palace, Senate Square with the monument to Russian Emperor Peter the Great, the founder of the city, St.

Isaac’s Square with St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Smolny Cathedral, Cruiser Aurora, Field of Mars, and Nevsky Prospect. Visit also Peter and Paul Fortress; built in 1703 on a small island, it was meant to protect the city from enemy attacks. Visit Peter and Paul Cathedral, which towers in the center of the fortress FINLAND RUSSIA ESTONIA LATVIA LITHUANIA BELARUS Moscow St. Petersburg Sergiev Posad 3 3 member of ESCORTED TOURS 2018 | 10 |

K011 ~ LITTLETOUR OF RUSSIA 7 days from Moscow to St. Petersburg served as the burial place for Russian Emperors from Peter I. Your evening is free or join an optional Evening Canal Cruise. (B) Day 6, in St. Petersburg,Wednesday This morning you’ll make a highlight visit to the world- famous Hermitage, housing more than four million works of art. It ranks among one of the largest and oldest museums of the world, founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great. Admire the world-famous masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Rafael, Titian, Rembrandt, El Greco, Velasquez, Rubens, Van Dyck, Goya, and French Impressionists.

The Hermitage occupies five buildings, the largest is the Winter Palace, the former residence of Russian Emperors. Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring the city on your own or perhaps you may choose to take an optional tour to Petrodvorets, Peterhof Summer Palace of Peter the Great. Tonight join your fellow travelers in a farewell dinner. (B, D) Day 7, Depart St. Petersburg,Thursday After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight. (B) HOTELS: ” ” Moscow: Marriott Grand (SF) ” ” St. Petersburg: Courtyard by Marriott Center West Pushkin (F) / Radisson Royal (SF) TOUR K011 STARTING DATES: TERMINATION DATES: 27-Apr 03-May 04-May 10-May 11-May 17-May 25-May 31-May 20-Jul 26-Jul 27-Jul 02-Aug 17-Aug 23-Aug 31-Aug 06-Sep 07-Sep 13-Sep 14-Sep 20-Sep 28-Sep 04-Oct PRICES: Per person in twin: $1,745 Single room supplement: $739 ESCORTED TOURS 2018 | 11 | member of

K100 ~VENICE, FLORENCE, ROME 8 Days from Venice to Florence and Rome INCLUDED FEATURES: ” ” First class hotels, rooms with private facilities ” ” Breakfast daily, 1 lunch & 4 dinners ” ” Airport arrival and departure transfers ” ” Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach ” ” Professional Tour Director throughout ” ” Luggage handling ” ” Whisper technology enhanced touring ” ” Service charges and hotel taxes SIGHTSEEINGTOURS INCLUDED: ” ” Venice ” ” Florence ” ” Assisi ” ” Rome ITINERARY: Day 1, arriveVenice, Sunday Arriving at Venice’s airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

The rest of the day is at leisure until you gather for a Welcome Dinner with your Tour Director and traveling companions. (D) Day 2, inVenice, Monday We begin our exploration of Venice with a boat ride to the Murano Island, famous for its artistic glassware. Visit a glassblowingfactory, where you will watch a demonstration of traditional Venetian glassblowing by master craftsmen. Then, on to St. Mark’s Square, for the walking tour, visiting St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace, and enjoying views of the BellTower and Bridge of Sighs.The balance of the day is at leisure to enjoy Venice at your own pace, shop, or perhaps join an optional gondola ride.

(B) Day 3,Venice to Ferrara, Pisa and Florence,Tuesday Drive to Ferrara, a Renaissance gem in the Emilia-Romagna region, standing on the banks of the Po River. After an orientation tour, continue to Pisa where you’ll view the famous Piazza del Miracoli with its Leaning Tower, Baptistery, and Duomo. Then on to Florence for dinner and a free evening. (B, D) Day 4, in Florence,Wednesday Today’s morning city tour begins at the majestic Piazza del Duomo to see the Cathedral crowned by Brunelleschi’s awe- inspiring Dome, Giotto’s Bell Tower, and the Baptistery with Ghiberti’s splendid bronze “Gates of Paradise.” Then, visit the Academy of Fine Arts, where Michelangelo’s David is displayed.

The tour ends at the Piazzale Michelangelo with a spectacular view over Florence. The remainder of the day is yours to savor the Renaissance splendor of the Tuscan capital your own way. (B) ITALY Venice Florence Rome Assisi Pisa AUSTRIA HUNGARY SWITZERLAND SLOVENIA CROATIA BOSNIA& HERZEGOVINA 2 2 3 member of ESCORTED TOURS 2018 | 12 |

K100 ~VENICE, FLORENCE, ROME 8 Days from Venice to Florence and Rome Day 5, Florence to Assisi and Rome,Thursday Travel through the stunning panorama of Tuscany with its iconic landscapes as you make your way to Assisi, the hometown of St. Francis. Here, take a walking tour to see the main square and visit the impressive Basilica of St. Francis. Continue to Rome for dinner and an evening at leisure. (B, D) Day 6, in Rome, Friday A full-day sightseeing tour shows you all the highlights of the incomparable Eternal City. Visit the Vatican Museums with moving Sistine Chapel and grand St. Peter’s Basilica.

Then on to visit the Coliseum, ancient Palatine Hill overlooking Circus Maximus and the Imperial Palace, and the Roman Forum. (B, L) Day 7, in Rome, Saturday Your day is free in spectacular Rome! Your Tour Director will have suggestions on how to spend your time. You might want to visit some of the chic shops, galleries, and museums; do some more sightseeing on your own or relax in a sidewalk cafe with a glass of fine Italian wine, a cold Limoncello, some refreshing gelato, or a hearty dish of pasta. Tonight, a festive farewell dinner with your fellow travelers is the perfect way to celebrate your glimpse of Italy.

(B, D) Day 8, depart Rome, Sunday One last breakfast in Italy before you are transferred to Rome’s airport. Your homebound flight arrives the same day. (B) HOTELS: ” ” Venice: Carlton Hotel (F) ” ” Florence: Starhotels Michelangelo (F) / Croce Di Malta (F) ” ” Rome: Grand Hotel Palatino (F) TOUR K100 Start date: End Date: Prices: 18-Mar 25-Mar $1,809 01-Apr 08-Apr $2,269 15-Apr 22-Apr $2,269 29-Apr 06-May $2,269 13-May 20-May $2,349 03-Jun 10-Jun $2,349 17-Jun 24-Jun $2,174 08-Jul 15-Jul $2,174 22-Jul 29-Jul $2,174 05-Aug 12-Aug $2,174 19-Aug 26-Aug $2,174 02-Sep 09-Sep $2,349 16-Sep 23-Sep $2,349 07-Oct 14-Oct $2,349 14-Oct 21-Oct $2,349 21-Oct 28-Oct $2,349 04-Nov 11-Nov $1,979 Single room supplement: $790 ESCORTED TOURS 2018 | 13 | member of

K101 ~VENICE, FLORENCE, ROME & SORRENTO 11 Days from Venice to Florence, Rome & Sorrento INCLUDED FEATURES: ” ” First class hotels, rooms with private facilities ” ” Breakfast daily, 1 lunch & 6 dinners ” ” Airport arrival and departure transfers ” ” Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach ” ” Professional Tour Director throughout ” ” Luggage handling ” ” Whisper technology enhanced touring ” ” Service charges and hotel taxes SIGHTSEEINGTOURS INCLUDED: ” ” Venice ” ” Florence ” ” Assisi ” ” Rome ” ” Pompeii ” ” Capri ITINERARY: Day 1, arriveVenice, Sunday Arriving at Venice’s airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

The rest of the day is at leisure until you gather for a Welcome Dinner with your Tour Director and traveling companions. (D) Day 2, inVenice, Monday We begin our exploration of Venice with a boat ride to the Murano Island, famous for its artistic glassware. Visit a glassblowingfactory, where you will watch a demonstration of traditional Venetian glassblowing by master craftsmen. Then, on to St. Mark’s Square, for the walking tour, visiting St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace, and enjoying views of the BellTower and Bridge of Sighs.The balance of the day is at leisure to enjoy Venice at your own pace, shop, or perhaps join an optional gondola ride.

(B) Day 3,Venice to Ferrara, Pisa and Florence,Tuesday Drive to Ferrara, a Renaissance gem in the Emilia-Romagna region, standing on the banks of the Po River. After an orientation tour, continue to Pisa where you’ll view the famous Piazza del Miracoli with its Leaning Tower, Baptistery, and Duomo. Then on to Florence for dinner and a free evening. (B, D) Day 4, in Florence,Wednesday Today’s morning city tour begins at the majestic Piazza del Duomo to see the Cathedral crowned by Brunelleschi’s awe- inspiring Dome, Giotto’s Bell Tower, and the Baptistery with Ghiberti’s splendid bronze “Gates of Paradise.” Then, visit the Academy of Fine Arts, where Michelangelo’s David is displayed.

The tour ends at the Piazzale Michelangelo with a spectacular view over Florence. The remainder of the day is yours to savor the Renaissance splendor of the Tuscan capital your own way. (B) ITALY Venice Florence Rome Assisi Pisa Sorrento Naples AUSTRIA HUNGARY SWITZERLAND SLOVENIA CROATIA BOSNIA& HERZEGOVINA 2 2 3 3 member of ESCORTED TOURS 2018 | 14 |

K101 ~VENICE, FLORENCE, ROME & SORRENTO 11 Days from Venice to Florence, Rome & Sorrento Day 5, Florence to Assisi and Rome,Thursday Travel through the stunning panorama of Tuscany with its iconic landscapes as you make your way to Assisi, the hometown of St. Francis. Here, take a walking tour to see the main square and visit the impressive Basilica of St. Francis. Continue to Rome for dinner and an evening at leisure. (B, D) Day 6, in Rome, Friday A full-day sightseeing tour shows you all the highlights of the incomparable Eternal City. Visit the Vatican Museums with moving Sistine Chapel and grand St.

Peter’s Basilica.Then on to visit the Coliseum, ancient Palatine Hill overlooking Circus MaximusandtheImperialPalace,andtheRomanForum.(B,L) Day 7, in Rome, Saturday A day free to explore Rome your way. Your Tour Director will have suggestions on how to spend your time. You might want to browse through some of the stylish shops and galleries, visit a museum, sightsee, or relax in a sidewalk cafe. Tonight, dinner with your fellow travelers is the perfect way to celebrate your Italian adventure. (B, D) Day 8, Rome to Pompeii and Sorrento, Sunday Departing Rome, travel to Pompeii, a destroyed & buried under ashes and forever preserved by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D.

After a visit to the haunting site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, continue to Sorrento. Enjoy dinner at your hotel, then a free evening. (B, D) Day 9, in Sorrento, excursion to Capri, Monday Glide across the glistening bay to the beautiful Isle of Capri. Here, you’ll visit the magnificent Gardens of Caesar Augustus and view the famed Faraglioni Rocks. Then there’s time to wander through the winding streets and browse in the elegant boutiques before returning to Sorrento. (B) Day 10, in Sorrento,Tuesday Take in the sights of Sorrento your way with a full free day. You might want to wander through the shops, indulge in a spa treatment, or simply relax & enjoy the views.

Tonight, enjoy dinner in hotel. (B, D) Day 11, depart Naples,Wednesday After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport in Naples for your departure flight. (B) HOTELS: ” ” Venice: Carlton Hotel (F) ” ” Florence: Starhotels Michelangelo (F) / Croce Di Malta (F) ” ” Rome: Grand Hotel Palatino (F) ” ” Sorrento: Central Hotel (F) TOUR K101 STARTING DATES: TERMINATION DATES: 01-Apr 11-Apr 15-Apr 25-Apr 29-Apr 09-May 03-Jun 13-Jun 08-Jul 18-Jul 05-Aug 15-Aug 02-Sep 12-Sep 21-Oct 31-Oct 04-Nov 14-Nov PRICES: Per person in twin: $2,915 Single room supplement: $879 ESCORTED TOURS 2018 | 15 | member of

K301 ~ EXPERIENCE SLOVENIA 7 days from Ljubljana, Postojna, Piran, Goriska Brda, Soca Valley, Bled and Bohinj INCLUDED FEATURES: ” ” First class hotels, rooms with private facilities ” ” Breakfast daily and 2 dinners ” ” Airport arrival and departure transfers ” ” Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach ” ” Professional Tour Director throughout ” ” Luggage handling ” ” Whisper technology enhanced touring ” ” Service charges and hotel taxes SIGHTSEEINGTOURS INCLUDED: ” ” Ljubljana ” ” Postojna cave ” ” Piran ” ” Goriska Brda ” ” Soca valley ” ” Bled ” ” Bohinj ITINERARY: Day 1, arrive Ljubljana orVenice, Monday Upon arrival in Venice or Ljubljana you will be met and transferred to your Ljubljana hotel.

The rest of the day is free to relax or to begin exploring. This evening, meet your fellow travelers for the orientation meeting including a Welcome Drink. (WD) Day 2, Ljubljana, Postojna and Piran,Tuesday In the morning enjoy a sightseeing tour of Ljubljana. Travel to the Karst region. Your first stop is at the Postojna Cave, one of the largest in Europe. Tour this unique subterranean world by miniature electric train. After the tour, proceed to a nearby wine producer for Teran wine and prosciutto tasting. Finally, drive to Piran on the Slovenian coast. (B,WT) Day 3, Piran, Portoroz & Goriska Brda,Wednesday See the highlights of Piran this morning, then head to Portoroz, a popular tourist resort.

Continue to the hilly region of Goriska Brda. Discover the charming town of Smartno and have a delicious dinner at a local tourist farm. Overnight in Nova Gorica. (B, D) Day 4, SocaValley & Bled,Thursday Drive along the emerald green Soca River, through Kobarid, featured in Hemmingway's A Farewell to Arms and stop to visit of the WWI Museum. Later, continue to Bled, stopping at Boka waterfall view point. Your evening is at leisure, to begin exploring the town. (B) SLOVENIA CROATIA AUSTRIA Ljubljana Postojna Piran Bled Nova Gorica 1 1 1 3 member of ESCORTED TOURS 2018 | 16 |

K301 ~ EXPERIENCE SLOVENIA 7 days from Ljubljana, Postojna, Piran, Goriska Brda, Soca Valley, Bled and Bohinj Day 5, Bled, Friday A sightseeing tour shows you the highlights of this charming town on the shores of Lake Bled. You’ll also visit imposing Bled Castle, perched on a cliff high above the lake. We will return to the lake shore and taste the famous Bled cream cake. In the afternoon, travel to Skofja Loka, a beautiful medieval town with a castle that rises above the confluence of the two Sora Rivers, Poljanska Sora and Selska Sora. After the sightseeing tour visit the Nace homestead and taste some of the local products.

(B) Day 6, Bled and Bohinj, Saturday Today tour to the other Alpine beauty, Lake Bohinj, enjoy a relaxing walk along the lake shore and take a cable car to Mt. Vogel, from where you will admire the stoning Julian Alps. Before returning to Bled you will visit the Shepherd’s Museum and taste some of the best Slovenian cheeses. Tonight, celebrate the wonderfully scenic vacation with a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant. (B, D) Day 7, depart Ljubljana orVenice, Sunday After breakfast you will be transferred to Ljubljana or Venice airport for your flight home. (B) HOTELS: ” ” Ljubljana: Hotel Central (F) ” ” Piran: Hotel Piran (F) ” ” Nova Gorica: Hotel Perla (F) ” ” Bled: Park (F) / Rikli Balance Hotel (ex Hotel Golf) (SF) TOUR K301 STARTING DATES: TERMINATION DATES: 30-Apr 06-May 28-May 03-Jun 11-Jun 17-Jun 02-July 08-July 06-Aug 12-Aug 27-Aug 02-Sep 10-Sep 16-Sep 01-Oct 07-Oct PRICES: Per person in twin: $1,679 Single room supplement: $419 ESCORTED TOURS 2018 | 17 | member of

K505 ~ PRAGUE,VIENNA & BUDAPEST 10 days from Prague, Vienna and Budapest INCLUDED FEATURES: ” ” First class hotels, rooms with private facilities ” ” Breakfast daily and 3 dinners ” ” Airport arrival and departure transfers ” ” Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach ” ” Professional Tour Director throughout ” ” Luggage handling ” ” Whisper technology enhanced touring ” ” Service charges and hotel taxes SPECIAL FEATURES: ” ” Dinner with folklore in Prague ” ” Opera performance in Prague ” ” Heurigen dinner in Vienna ” ” Strauss & Mozart Concert in Vienna ” ” Farewell dinner with entertainment in a typical Csarda restaurant in Budapest SIGHTSEEINGTOURS INCLUDED: ” ” Prague ” ” Vienna ” ” Budapest ITINERARY: Day 1, arrive Prague, Friday You will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Then your time is free to begin exploring. Tonight, gather for dinner with a folklore performance in a local restaurant. (D) Day 2, in Prague, Saturday Cross the Vltava River to see the Royal Castle of Hradcany and visit the Cathedral of St. Vitus, the Old Royal Palace, St. George’s Basilica and the Golden Lane with the Daliborka Tower. The balance of the day is at leisure. Tonight, enjoy an opera performance. (B) Day 3, in Prague, Sunday This morning, tour the old part of the city to view the Old Town Square, the famous Astronomical Clock, the Jewish Quarter, St. Nicholas Church, Charles Bridge and more.

Your afternoon and evening are at leisure. (B) Day 4, toVienna, Monday Travel by motor coach to Vienna, the“City of Waltz.”Your time is free to start discovering the city’s delights, from shopping to architecture to pastries. Later, enjoy dinner in typical heurigen, or wine tavern, in Grinzig, just outside of Vienna. (B, D) Day 5, inVienna,Tuesday On a morning sightseeing tour, visit the Hofburg Palace, once the seat of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Then view the Belvedere Palace, Prater Amusement Park, the UN Buildings, Prague Vienna Budapest POLAND CZECH REPUBLIC AUSTRIA SLOVAKIA HUNGARY GERMANY ITALY SLOVENIA CROATIA 3 3 3 member of ESCORTED TOURS 2018 | 18 |

K505 ~ PRAGUE,VIENNA & BUDAPEST 10 days from Prague, Vienna and Budapest St. Stephen’s Cathedral and other reminders of the city’s Imperial History. After a free afternoon, enjoy an evening Concert of Strauss’s & Mozart’s music. (B) Day 6, inVienna,Wednesday Make a guided visit to the Kunsthistorische Museum this morning. The museum houses outstanding collections of art, sculpture, coins, armor, musical instruments, and more. The balance of the day is free to enjoy Vienna at your own pace. (B) Day 7, to Budapest,Thursday Today, journey by motor coach or first class train to Budapest. The afternoon is free to explore the “Paris of the East”, shop along the Vaci Utca, nibble a delicious slice of apple strudel, sip an excellent Hungarian wine, or perhaps join one of the optional excursions available.

(B) Day 8, in Budapest, Friday Situated on the opposite banks of the Danube River, the former cities of Buda and Pest are linked by a series of graceful bridges. Your morning sightseeing tour includes views of the decorative Parliament building, seat of the National Assembly; Vaci Utca, a pedestrian street lined with shops and restaurants; Heroes’ Square with the Millennium Column, a 118-foot-high Corinthian column topped with a statue of the archangel Gabriel, and theTomb of the Unknown Soldier.The balance of the day is at leisure. (B) Day 9, in Budapest, Saturday Sightseeing this morning focuses on the Castle Hill area.You’ll visit the 13th-century Matthias Church and the Fisherman’s Bastion, then see the Royal Palace.

Your afternoon is free to do some last-minute shopping, explore more of the city or just relax. Tonight, enjoy dinner with entertainment in a typical Csarda restaurant. (B, D) Day 10, depart Budapest, Sunday After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight. (B) HOTELS: ” ” Prague: Majestic Plaza (SF) ” ” Vienna: Hilton Vienna (SF) ” ” Budapest: Intercontinental (DLX) TOUR K505 STARTING DATES: TERMINATION DATES: 04-May 13-May 18-May 27-May 01-Jun 10-Jun 22-Jun 01-Jul 29-Jun 08-Jul 13-Jul 22-Jul 20-Jul 29-Jul 10-Aug 19-Aug 31-Aug 09-Sep 07-Sep 16-Sep 28-Sep 07-Oct 12-Oct 21-Oct PRICES: Per person in twin: $2,164 Single room supplement: $865 ESCORTED TOURS 2018 | 19 | member of

K506 ~ PRAGUE &VIENNA 7 days from Prague to Vienna INCLUDED FEATURES: ” ” First class hotels, rooms with private facilities ” ” Breakfast daily and 2 dinners ” ” Airport arrival and departure transfers ” ” Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach ” ” Professional Tour Director throughout ” ” Luggage handling ” ” Whisper technology enhanced touring ” ” Service charges and hotel taxes SPECIAL FEATURES: ” ” Dinner with folklore in Prague ” ” Opera performance in Prague ” ” Heurigen dinner in Vienna ” ” Strauss & Mozart Concert in Vienna SIGHTSEEINGTOURS INCLUDED: ” ” Prague ” ” Vienna ITINERARY: Day 1, arrive Prague, Friday You will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Then your time is free to begin exploring. Tonight, gather for dinner with a folklore performance in a local restaurant. (D) Day 2, in Prague, Saturday Cross the Vltava River to see the Royal Castle of Hradcany and visit the Cathedral of St. Vitus, the Old Royal Palace, St. George’s Basilica and the Golden Lane with the Daliborka Tower. The balance of the day is at leisure. Tonight, enjoy an opera performance. (B) Day 3, in Prague, Sunday This morning, tour the old part of the city to view the Old Town Square, the famous Astronomical Clock, the Jewish Quarter, St. Nicholas Church, Charles Bridge and more.

Your afternoon and evening are at leisure. (B) Day 4, toVienna, Monday Travel by motor coach to Vienna, the“City of Waltz.”Your time is free to start discovering the city’s delights, from shopping to architecture to pastries. Later, enjoy dinner in typical heurigen, or wine tavern, in Grinzig, just outside of Vienna. (B, D) Day 5, inVienna,Tuesday On a morning sightseeing tour, visit the Hofburg Palace, once the seat of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Then view the Belvedere Palace, Prater Amusement Park, the UN Buildings, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and other reminders of the city’s Imperial History.

After a free afternoon, enjoy an evening Concert of Strauss’s & Mozart’s music. (B) Prague Vienna POLAND CZECH REPUBLIC AUSTRIA SLOVAKIA HUNGARY GERMANY ITALY SLOVENIA 3 3 member of ESCORTED TOURS 2018 | 20 |

K506 ~ PRAGUE &VIENNA 7 days from Prague to Vienna Day 6, inVienna,Wednesday Make a guided visit to the Kunsthistorische Museum this morning. The museum houses outstanding collections of art, sculpture, coins, armor, musical instruments, and more. The balance of the day is free to enjoyVienna at your own pace. (B) Day 7, departViennaThursday After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight. (B) HOTELS: ” ” Prague: Majestic Plaza (SF) ” ” Vienna: Hilton Vienna (SF) TOUR K506 STARTING DATES: TERMINATION DATES: 04-May 10-May 18-May 24-May 01-Jun 07-Jun 22-Jun 28-Jun 29-Jun 05-Jul 13-Jul 19-Jul 20-Jul 26-Jul 10-Aug 16-Aug 31- Aug 06-Sep 07-Sep 13-Sep 28-Sep 04-Oct 12-Oct 18-Oct PRICES: Per person in twin: $1,624 Single room supplement: $779 ESCORTED TOURS 2018 | 21 | member of

K507 ~VIENNA & BUDAPEST 7 days from Vienna to Budapest INCLUDED FEATURES: ” ” First class hotels, rooms with private facilities ” ” Breakfast daily and 2 dinners ” ” Airport arrival and departure transfers ” ” Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach ” ” Professional Tour Director throughout ” ” Luggage handling ” ” Whisper technology enhanced touring ” ” Service charges and hotel taxes SPECIAL FEATURES: ” ” Heurigen dinner in Vienna ” ” Strauss & Mozart Concert in Vienna ” ” Farewell dinner with entertainment in a typical Csarda restaurant in Budapest SIGHTSEEINGTOURS INCLUDED: ” ” Vienna ” ” Budapest ITINERARY: Day 1, arriveVienna, Monday You will be met and transferred to your hotel.Then, your time is free to start discovering the city’s delights, from shopping to parks to pastries.

Later, enjoy dinner in typical Heurigen, or wine tavern, in Grinzing, just outside of Vienna. (D) Day 2, inVienna,Tuesday On a morning sightseeing tour, visit the Hofburg Palace, once the seat of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Next, view the Belvedere Palace, Prater Amusement Park, the UN Buildings, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and other reminders of the city’s imperial history. After a free afternoon, enjoy an evening concert of Strauss’and Mozart’s music. (B) Day 3, inVienna,Wednesday Visit the Kunsthistorische Museum this morning for a guided tour. The museum houses outstanding collections of art, sculpture, coins, armor, musical instruments, and more.

The balance of the day is free to enjoy Vienna at your own pace. (B) Day 4, to Budapest,Thursday Travel into Hungary and on to Budapest.The afternoon is free to explore the “Paris of the East,” browse in the shops, snack on a tasty slice of cherry strudel, sip a fine Hungarian wine, or perhaps join one of the optional excursions available. (B) Day 5, in Budapest, Friday Set on opposite banks of the Danube River, the former cities of Buda and Pest are linked by a series of graceful bridges. A morning sightseeing tour includes views of the Parliament building, seat of the National Assembly;Vaci Utca, a pedestrian street lined with shops and restaurants; Heroes’ Square with the Millennium Column, a 118-foot-high Corinthian column topped with a statue of the archangel Gabriel, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.The balance of the day is at leisure.

(B) Vienna Budapest POLAND CZECH REPUBLIC AUSTRIA SLOVAKIA HUNGARY GERMANY ITALY SLOVENIA CROATIA 3 3 member of ESCORTED TOURS 2018 | 22 |

K507 ~VIENNA & BUDAPEST 7 days from Vienna to Budapest Day 6, in Budapest, Saturday Your sightseeing tour this morning focuses on the Castle Hill area. You’ll visit the 13th-century Matthias Church and the Fisherman’s Bastion, then see the Royal Palace. Your afternoon is free to do some last-minute shopping, explore more of the city or just relax. Tonight, relish dinner and entertainment in a typical Csarda, or tavern, restaurant. (B, D) Day 7, depart Budapest, Sunday After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home. (B) HOTELS: ” ” Vienna: Hilton Vienna (SF) ” ” Budapest: Intercontinental (DLX) TOUR K507 STARTING DATES: TERMINATION DATES: 07-May 13-May 21-May 27-May 04-Jun 10-Jun 25 Jun 01-Jul 02-Jul 08-Jul 16-Jul 22-Jul 23-Jul 29-Jul 13-Aug 19-Aug 03-Sep 09-Sep 10-Sep 16-Sep 01-Oct 07-Oct 15-Oct 21-Oct PRICES: Per person in twin: $1,579 Single room supplement: $684 ESCORTED TOURS 2018 | 23 | member of

K601 ~ EASTERN EUROPEAN PANORAMA 13 days from Vienna to Budapest, Krakow, Warsaw, Berlin and Prague INCLUDED FEATURES: ” ” First class hotels, rooms with private facilities ” ” Breakfast daily and 6 dinners ” ” Airport arrival and departure transfers ” ” Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach ” ” Professional Tour Director throughout ” ” Luggage handling ” ” Whisper technology enhanced touring ” ” Service charges and hotel taxes SIGHTSEEINGTOURS INCLUDED: ” ” Vienna ” ” Budapest ” ” Krakow ” ” Warsaw ” ” Berlin ” ” Prague ITINERARY: Day 1, arriveVienna, Saturday You will be transferred to your hotel.

Then your time is free to relax or begin exploring. Later, meet your fellow travelers and your Tour Director for a Welcome Dinner. (D) Day 2, inVienna, Sunday On a morning sightseeing tour, visit the Hofburg Palace, once the home of the Habsberg emperors, and view the Belvedere Palace, Prater Amusement Park, the UN Buildings, St. Stephen's Cathedral and other reminders of the city's imperial past. The afternoon is at leisure to discover more of Vienna at your own pace. (B) Day 3, to Budapest, Monday Journey east and cross the border into Hungary. Continue through the Transdanubian region, reaching Budapest with time to freshen up before dinner.

(B, D) Day 4, in Budapest,Tuesday In 1873, the twin cities of Buda and Pest joined with ancient Obuda to form a new, unified city, Budapest. Charming and beautiful, the city was declared a World Heritage site in 1987. Your morning sightseeing tour includes views of all the main attractions: The Parliament, Royal Palace and the Castle Hill area, Fisherman's Bastion, Matthias Church, Heroes' Square, and Gellert Hill with its Citadel. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore this exciting city on your own. (B) Day 5, to Krakow,Wednesday The road to Krakow winds through the hills and countryside of Slovakia, past the Tatras Mountains, and into the rolling plains of Poland.

You’ll arrive in time for a relaxing dinner. (B, D) Day 6, in Krakow,Thursday A morning sightseeing tour starts with a visit to Wawel Hill, viewing the Royal Castle and visiting the Royal Cathedral. Next, take a walking tour of the Old Town where you will see the Main Market Square and Renaissance Cloth Hall, and visit St. Mary's Church. The afternoon is free to go for a stroll, browse through the shops, sample some sernik or szarlotka, or simply relax. (B) Day 7, toWarsaw, Friday This morning join on a tour to Auschwitz-Birkenau, the notorious concentration camp from World War II and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Later, journey to Czestochowa and visit the Yasna Gora Monastery, known for the blackened picture of the Virgin Mary, popularly called the "Black Madonna." In the late afternoon, arrive in Poland's capital city, Warsaw. (B, D) AUSTRIA POLAND CZECH REPUBLIC AUSTRIA SLOVAKIA HUNGARY GERMANY SWITZERLAND ITALY Warsaw Krakow Prague Vienna Budapest 2 2 2 2 2 Berlin 2 member of ESCORTED TOURS 2018 | 24 |

K601 ~ EASTERN EUROPEAN PANORAMA 13 days from Vienna to Budapest, Krakow, Warsaw, Berlin and Prague Day 8, inWarsaw, Saturday This 700-year-old capital is a symbol of Polish nationhood and the will to survive against great odds. Your sightseeing tour here includes a drive along the famous Royal Route from magnificent Castle Square to Lazienki Park and Palace, the summer residence of the last king of Poland. Pass by the Palace of Science and Culture (known as the“wedding cake”), the Saxon Gardens,Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Monument to the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto, and Barbican. Continue with a walking tour of the Old Town, Old Market Square and St.

John’s Cathedral. The rest of the day is free for shopping, a stroll through the city, relaxing in one of the many parks or gardens, or perhaps attend an optional late afternoon Chopin concert. (B) Day 9, to Berlin, Sunday Heading west, stop in Poznan for an orientation tour. Then continue to Berlin, today's final destination. (B, D) Day 10, in Berlin, Monday Your morning sightseeing tour features views of the impressive Reichstag and lovely Schloss Charlottenburg. Continue through the city to see famous sights such as the Opera, Schiller Theater and Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. The afternoon is free to explore this once divided city on your own.

(B) Day 11, to Prague,Tuesday After breakfast, continue your journey via Dresden, the beautiful Saxony Baroque city. Stop for an orientation tour, viewing Zwinger Palace and Semper Opera House. Then, on to Prague, the capital of Czech Republic. (B, D) Day 12, in Prague,Wednesday Built on seven hills more than 1000 years ago, Prague today is a wonder to behold, with beautiful architecture, lush green hills, and graceful bridges spanning the Vltava River. A sightseeing tour starts with panoramic drive past famous Wenceslas Square, the Strahov Stadium and Castle Square. Then, on a walking tour, visit the Royal Castle of Hradcany with the Cathedral of St.

Vitus, the Old Royal Palace, St. George's Basilica and Golden Lane with the Daliborka Tower. Cross the Charles Bridge and walk through the old quarter of Prague to view the Jewish Ghetto, Town Hall and the world-famous Astronomical Clock. The rest of the day is free to explore at your own pace. You might want to attend an optional cultural performance. (B) Day 13, depart Prague,Thursday After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight. (B) HOTELS: ” ” Vienna: Hilton Vienna (SF) ” ” Budapest: Radisson Blu Beke (F) / Continental (F) ” ” Krakow: Holiday Inn City Center (DLX) / Doubletree by Hilton (F) ” ” Warsaw: Radisson Blu Centrum (DLX) ” ” Berlin: Hotel ABBA (F) ” ” Prague: Andel's by Vienna House (F) TOUR K601 STARTING DATES: TERMINATION DATES: 05-May 17-May 19-May 31-May 02-Jun 14-Jun 23-Jun 05-Jul 30-Jun 12-Jul 28-Jul 09-Aug 11-Aug 23-Aug 01-Sep 13-Sep 15-Sep 27-Sep 29-Sep 11-Oct PRICES: Per person in twin: $2,354 Single room supplement: $980 ESCORTED TOURS 2018 | 25 | member of

K681 ~VIENNATOWARSAW 9 days from Vienna to Budapest, Krakow and Warsaw INCLUDED FEATURES: ” ” First class hotels, rooms with private facilities ” ” Breakfast daily and 4 dinners ” ” Airport arrival and departure transfers ” ” Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach ” ” Professional Tour Director throughout ” ” Luggage handling ” ” Whisper technology enhanced touring ” ” Service charges and hotel taxes SIGHTSEEINGTOURS INCLUDED: ” ” Vienna ” ” Budapest ” ” Krakow ” ” Warsaw ITINERARY: Day 1, arriveVienna, Saturday You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. There’s time to relax or begin exploring this imperial city before meeting your fellow travelers and your Tour Director at the Welcome Dinner.

(D) Day 2, inVienna, Sunday On a morning sightseeing tour, visit Hofburg Palace, once the seat of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and view Belvedere Palace, Prater Amusement Park, the UN Buildings, St. Stephen's Cathedral, and other reminders of the city's history. Your afternoon is at leisure to discover more on your own, or perhaps enjoy a pastry. (B) Day 3, to Budapest, Monday Travel east and cross the border into Hungary. Continue through the Trans Danubius region, reaching Budapest with time to relax before dinner. (B, D) Day 4, in Budapest,Tuesday Situated on the opposite banks of the Danube River, the former cities of Buda and Pest are linked by a series of graceful bridges.

Your morning sightseeing tour includes views of the Parliament, Royal Palace and Castle Hill area, Heroes' Square, and Gellert Hill with its Citadel, plus visit the Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church.The rest of the day is at leisure to explore this exciting city on your own. (B) Day 5 to Krakow,Wednesday The road to Krakow winds through the hills and countryside of Slovakia, past the Tatras Mountains and into the great plains of Poland. Upon arrival in Krakow, the second largest city in Poland, relax over dinner at your hotel. (B, D) Day 6, in Krakow,Thursday Your sightseeing tour starts at Wawel Hill, viewing the Royal Castle and visiting the Royal Cathedral.

Next, take a walking tour of the Old Town, to see the Main Market Square and Renaissance Cloth Hall, and visit St. Mary's Church. The afternoon is free to discover more, shop, or relax over a pierogi or coffee and cake. (B) Day 7, toWarsaw, Friday This morning join on a visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau, a concentration camp from World War II and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Then, journey to Czestochowa and visit the Yasna Gora Monastery, known for the picture of the "Black Madonna." In the late afternoon, arrive in Poland's capital city, Warsaw. (B, D) POLAND CZECH REPUBLIC AUSTRIA SLOVAKIA HUNGARY GERMANY SWITZERLAND ITALY Warsaw Krakow Vienna Budapest 2 2 2 2 member of ESCORTED TOURS 2018 | 26 |

K681 ~VIENNATOWARSAW 9 days from Vienna to Budapest, Krakow and Warsaw Day 8, inWarsaw, Saturday This 700-year-old capital is a symbol of Polish nationhood and the will to survive against great odds. A sightseeing tour here includes a drive along the famous Royal Route, from magnificent Castle Square to Lazienki Park and Palace, the summer residence of the last king of Poland. Pass by the Palace of Science and Culture (known as the “wedding cake”), the Saxon Gardens, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Monument to the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto, and the Barbican. Continue with a walking tour of the Old Town, the Old Market Square, and St.

John’s Cathedral. The rest of the day is free for shopping, relaxing, a stroll through the city, or an optional late afternoon Chopin concert. (B) Day 9, departWarsaw, Sunday After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight. (B) HOTELS: ” ” Vienna: Hilton Vienna (SF) ” ” Budapest: Radisson Blu Beke (F) / Continental (F) ” ” Krakow: Holiday Inn City Center (DLX) / Doubletree by Hilton (F) ” ” Warsaw: Radisson Blu Centrum (DLX) TOUR K681 STARTING DATES: TERMINATION DATES: 05-May 13-May 19-May 27-May 02-Jun 10-Jun 23-Jun 01-Jul 30-Jun 08-Jul 28-Jul 05-Aug 11-Aug 19-Aug 01-Sep 09-Sep 15-Sep 23-Sep 29-Sep 07-Oct PRICES: Per person in twin: $1,629 Single room supplement: $594 ESCORTED TOURS 2018 | 27 | member of

K700 ~ BELGRADETO ZAGREB 11 days from Belgrade, Cetinje, Kotor, Dubrovnik, Split, Plitvice Lakes, Postojna Cave, Bled, Ljubljana and Zagreb INCLUDED FEATURES: ” ” First class hotels, rooms with private facilities ” ” Economy class flight Belgrade (Serbia) to Podgorica (Montenegro) ” ” Breakfast daily and 6 dinners ” ” Airport arrival and departure transfers ” ” Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach ” ” Professional Tour Director throughout ” ” Luggage handling ” ” Whisper technology enhanced touring ” ” Service charges and hotel taxes SIGHTSEEINGTOURS INCLUDED: ” ” Belgrade ” ” Cetinje ” ” Kotor ” ” Dubrovnik ” ” Split ” ” Plitvice Lakes ” ” Postojna Cave ” ” Bled ” ” Ljubljana ” ” Zagreb ITINERARY: Day 1, arrive Belgrade,Thursday Welcome to Belgrade, the Serbian capital! You will be met and transferred to your hotel.

The day is at leisure until you gather with your fellow travelers this evening for a Welcome Cocktail.

Day 2, in Belgrade, Friday With a history dating back more the 7,000 years, Belgrade is a fascinating city to visit. Your morning sightseeing tour includes the city's main attractions: the imposing Kalemegdan Fortress, dramatically situated at the joining of the Sava and Danube Rivers; Republic Square and Mihajlova Street; Saint Sava Temple, the largest Orthodox Church in the city; and Tito's Memorial. The afternoon is free. Tonight, enjoy dinner with live music in the old Bohemian quarter of Skadarlija. (B, D) Day 3, to Dubrovnik via Montenegro, Saturday Take a short flight to Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro.

Continue by motor coach to Cetinje, the country’s historical capital, set at the foot of Mount Lovcen. Visit the Cetinje Museum, with its displays dedicated to Montenegro’s history. Then, take a spectacularly steep road down to the Bay of Kotor, the deepest fjord in Southern Europe. Finally, head into Croatia and on to Dubrovnik. (B, D) Day 4, in Dubrovnik, Sunday Start the day with a walking tour of Old Dubrovnik this morning. Visit the Rector's Palace, and see the Bell Tower Clock, Orlando's Column and Sponza Palace. Next, see the Dominican Monastery and Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy, one of the oldest in the world.

The rest of the day is at leisure to explore on your own, enjoy the picturesque setting, shop or simply relax. (B) Day 5, to Split, Monday Travel north along the spectacular Adriatic coast, past old fishing villages and new resorts, to Split. Enjoy a city tour featuring the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian's Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. Finally, see the remnants of Split's Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter's Temple, the Peristyle and the Cathedral. (B, D) AUSTRIA SLOVENIA CROATIA HUNGARY ROMANIA MONTENEGRO ITALY BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA ADRIATICSEA SERBIA Dubrovnik Ljubljana Bled Kotor Podgorica Split Plitvice Lakes Zagreb Belgrade Postojna Cave 2 1 1 2 2 2 member of ESCORTED TOURS 2018 | 28 |

K700 ~ BELGRADETO ZAGREB 11 days from Belgrade, Cetinje, Kotor, Dubrovnik, Split, Plitvice Lakes, Postojna Cave, Bled, Ljubljana and Zagreb Day 6, toTrogir and Plitvice Lakes,Tuesday Head to Trogir, the center of artistic activities. Scholars from around the world gather here to study and paint. Then turn inlandandtraveltospectacularPlitviceLakesNationalPark. Have your camera ready as you take a walking tour around several of the lower lakes. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder of 16 terraced lakes surrounded by thickly wooded mountains and lush vegetation. (B, D) Day 7, to Opatija, Postojna and Bled,Wednesday Return to the coast and travel along the beautiful bay of Kvarner to the popular resort of Opatija.

After some free time, head north to Postojna, home to one of the largest caves in Europe. Tour this fantastic subterranean world by miniature electric train. Afterward, continue to Bled, beautifully set in the Julian Alps. (B, D) Day 8, in Bled,Thursday A sightseeing tour of Bled features the charming town, the lakeshore, and a visit to the imposing Bled Castle, perched on a cliff high above the lake. The balance of the day is at leisure. Perhaps join an optional excursion to the small island in the middle of the lake Bled, scenic drive through the Alpine countryside and visit Bohinj and its namesake lake.

(B) Day 9, to Ljubljana and Zagreb, Friday Travel to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, and take a walking tour. See the sights of the old city center, including the picturesque open-air Central Market, Three Bridges, Baroque Town Hall, and Robba's Fountain. Then, on to Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. (B, D) Day 10, in Zagreb, Saturday This morning, enjoy a city tour featuring the historic Upper Town, St Mark’s Church, St. Catherine’s Church, the Cathedral, Parliament, and the Government Palace. The rest of the day is free to explore the winding streets of the Old Town, relax in a café or take an optional excursion to see the countryside.

(B) Day 11, depart Zagreb, Sunday After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight. (B) HOTELS: ” ” Belgrade: Moskva (F) / Metropol (F) ” ” Dubrovnik: Lacroma (F) ” ” Split: Atrium (F) ” ” Plitvice: Jezero (F) ” ” Bled: Park (F) / Rikli Balance Hotel (ex Hotel Golf) (SF) ” ” Zagreb: Westin (DLX) TOUR K700 STARTING DATES: TERMINATION DATES: 26-Apr 06-May 10-May 20-May 24-May 03-Jun 07-Jun 17-Jun 21-Jun 01-Jul 05-Jul 15-Jul 09-Aug 19-Aug 23-Aug 02-Sep 06-Sep 16-Sep 20-Sep 30-Sep 04-Oct 14-Oct PRICES: Per person in twin: $2,199 Single room supplement: $879 ESCORTED TOURS 2018 | 29 | member of

K801 ~ BOSNIA, CROATIA & SLOVENIA 11 days from Sarajevo, Dubrovnik, Split, Plitvice Lakes, Postojna Cave, Bled, Ljubljana to Zagreb INCLUDED FEATURES: ” ” First class hotels, rooms with private facilities ” ” Breakfast daily and 6 dinners ” ” Airport arrival and departure transfers ” ” Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach ” ” Professional Tour Director throughout ” ” Luggage handling ” ” Whisper technology enhanced touring ” ” Service charges and hotel taxes SIGHTSEEINGTOURS INCLUDED: ” ” Sarajevo � Dubrovnik ” ” Split � PlitviceLakes ” ” PostojnaCave � Bled ” ” Ljubljana � Zagreb ITINERARY: Day 1, arrive Sarajevo,Thursday You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

The balance of the day is at leisure. Tonight, join your Tour Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Dinner. (D) Day 2, in Sarajevo, Friday Sarajevo, the capital of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, has been influenced by a number of cultures and civilizations over its long history. On your city tour, visit the Turkish Bazaar Bas Carsija, Husref Bay’s Mosque, the Olympic Stadium and Gavrilo Princip Museum. Your afternoon and evening are free. (B) Day 3, to Dubrovnik, Saturday Drive through the gorge of the Neretva River to Mostar. Here, see the remains of the Turkish quarter and the 16th- century stone bridge.

Then travel on to Dubrovnik, with its picturesque setting on the Adriatic Sea. (B, D) Day 4, in Dubrovnik, Sunday Take a walking tour of Old Dubrovnik this morning. See the Rector's Palace, Bell Tower Clock, Orlando's Column, and Sponza Palace. Then on to view the Dominican Monastery and Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy, one of the oldest in the world. The rest of the day is at leisure. (B) Day 5, to Split, Monday Depart Dubrovnik and travel north along the spectacular Adriatic coast to Split. Enjoy a city tour featuring the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian's Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site.

Plus, see the remnants of Split's Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter's Temple, the Peristyle, and Cathedral. (B, D) AUSTRIA SLOVENIA CROATIA HUNGARY MONTENEGRO ITALY BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA ADRIATICSEA Dubrovnik Ljubljana Bled Split Plitvice Lakes Zagreb Sarajevo Postojna Cave 2 1 1 2 2 2 member of ESCORTED TOURS 2018 | 30 |

K801 ~ BOSNIA, CROATIA & SLOVENIA 11 days from Sarajevo, Dubrovnik, Split, Plitvice Lakes, Postojna Cave, Bled, Ljubljana to Zagreb Day 6, toTrogir and Plitvice Lakes,Tuesday Head to Trogir, the center of artistic activities. Scholars from around the world gather here to study and paint. Then turn inland and travel to spectacular Plitvice Lakes National Park. Have your camera ready as you take a walking tour around several of the lower lakes. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder of 16 terraced lakes surrounded by thickly wooded mountains and lush vegetation. (B, D) Day 7, to Opatija, Postojna and Bled,Wednesday Return to the coast and travel along the beautiful bay of Kvarner to the popular resort of Opatija.

After some free time, head north to Postojna, home to one of the largest caves in Europe. Tour this fantastic subterranean world by miniature electric train. Afterward, continue to Bled, beautifully set in the Julian Alps. (B, D) Day 8, in Bled,Thursday A sightseeing tour of Bled features the charming town, the lakeshore, and a visit to the imposing Bled Castle, perched on a cliff high above the lake. The balance of the day is at leisure. Perhaps join an optional excursion to the small island in the middle of the lake Bled, scenic drive through the Alpine countryside and visit Bohinj and its namesake lake.

(B) Day 9, to Ljubljana and Zagreb, Friday Travel to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, and take a walking tour. See the sights of the old city center, including the picturesque open-air Central Market, Three Bridges, Baroque Town Hall, and Robba's Fountain. Then, on to Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. (B, D) Day 10, in Zagreb, Saturday This morning, enjoy a city tour featuring the historic Upper Town, St Mark’s Church, St. Catherine’s Church, the Cathedral, Parliament, and the Government Palace. The rest of the day is free to explore the winding streets of the Old Town, relax in a café or take an optional excursion to see the countryside.

(B) Day 11, depart Zagreb, Sunday After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight. (B) HOTELS: ” ” Sarajevo: Europe (F) / Holiday (F) ” ” Dubrovnik: Lacroma (F) ” ” Split: Atrium (F) ” ” Plitvice: Jezero (F) ” ” Bled: Park (F) / Rikli Balance Hotel (ex Hotel Golf) (SF) ” ” Zagreb: Westin (DLX) TOUR K801 STARTING DATES: TERMINATION DATES: 19-Apr 29-Apr 03-May 13-May 17-May 27-May 31-May 10-Jun 14-Jun 24-Jun 28-Jun 08-Jul 02-Aug 12-Aug 16-Aug 26-Aug 30-Aug 09-Sep 13-Sep 23-Sep 27-Sep 07-Oct 11-Oct 21-Oct PRICES: Per person in twin: $1,945 Single room supplement: $789 ESCORTED TOURS 2018 | 31 | member of

K802 ~ DALMATIAN SUNSHINE 9 days from Dubrovnik, Split, Plitvice Lakes, Postojna Cave, Bled, Ljubljana to Zagreb INCLUDED FEATURES: ” ” First class hotels, rooms with private facilities ” ” Breakfast daily and 5 dinners ” ” Airport arrival and departure transfers ” ” Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach ” ” Professional Tour Director throughout ” ” Luggage handling ” ” Whisper technology enhanced touring ” ” Service charges and hotel taxes SIGHTSEEINGTOURS INCLUDED: ” ” Dubrovnik � Split ” ” PlitviceLakes � PostojnaCave ” ” Bled � Ljubljana ” ” Zagreb ITINERARY: Day 1, arrive Dubrovnik, Saturday You will be met and transferred to your hotel.

The rest of the day is at leisure until you gather with your Tour Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Dinner. (D) Day 2, in Dubrovnik, Sunday OnamorningwalkingtourofOldDubrovnikvisittheRector's Palace, and see the Bell Tower Clock, Orlando's Column, Sponza Palace, the Dominican Monastery, and Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy, one of the oldest in the world. The rest of the day is free. (B) Day 3, to Split, Monday Travel north along the spectacular Adriatic coast, past old fishing villages and new resorts, to the city of Split. Enjoy a sightseeing tour featuring the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian's Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site.Then see the remnants of Split's Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter's Temple, the Peristyle, and the Cathedral.

(B, D) Day 4, toTrogir and Plitvice Lakes,Tuesday Head to Trogir, the center of artistic activities. Scholars from around the world gather here to study and paint. Then turn inlandandtraveltospectacularPlitviceLakesNationalPark. Have your camera ready as you take a walking tour around several of the lower lakes. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder of 16 terraced lakes surrounded by thickly wooded mountains and lush vegetation. (B, D) Day 5, to Opatija, Postojna and Bled,Wednesday Return to the coast and travel along the beautiful bay of Kvarner to its popular resort, Opatija.

After some free time, journey north to Postojna, home to one of the largest caves in Europe.Tour this fantastic subterranean world by miniature electric train. Afterward, continue to Bled, beautifully set in the Julian Alps. (B, D) AUSTRIA SLOVENIA CROATIA HUNGARY MONTENEGRO ITALY BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA ADRIATICSEA SERBIA Dubrovnik Ljubljana Bled Split Plitvice Lakes Zagreb Postojna Cave 2 1 1 2 2 member of ESCORTED TOURS 2018 | 32 |

K802 ~ DALMATIAN SUNSHINE 9 days from Dubrovnik, Split, Plitvice Lakes, Postojna Cave, Bled, Ljubljana to Zagreb Day 6, in Bled,Thursday A sightseeing tour of Bled features the charming town, the lakeshore, and a visit to the imposing Bled Castle, perched on a cliff high above the lake. The balance of the day is at leisure. Perhaps join an optional excursion to the small island in the middle of the lake Bled, scenic drive through the Alpine countryside and visit Bohinj and its namesake lake. (B) Day 7, to Ljubljana and Zagreb, Friday TraveltoLjubljana,thecapitalofSlovenia,andtakeawalkingtour.

See the sights of the old city center, including the picturesque open-air Central Market, Three Bridges, Baroque Town Hall, and Robba'sFountain.Then,ontoZagreb,thecapitalofCroatia.(B,D) Day 8, in Zagreb, Saturday This morning, enjoy a city tour featuring the historic Upper Town, St Mark’s Church, St. Catherine’s Church, the Cathedral, Parliament, and the Government Palace. The rest of the day is free to explore the winding streets of the Old Town, relax in a café or take an optional excursion to see the countryside. (B) Day 9, depart Zagreb, Sunday After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.

(B) HOTELS: ” ” Dubrovnik: Lacroma (F) ” ” Split: Atrium (F) ” ” Plitvice: Jezero (F) ” ” Bled: Park (F) / Rikli Balance Hotel (ex Hotel Golf) (SF) ” ” Zagreb: Westin (DLX) TOUR K802 STARTING DATES: TERMINATION DATES: 21-Apr 29-Apr 28-Apr 06-May 05-May 13-May 12-May 20-May 19-May 27-May 26-May 03-Jun 02-Jun 10-Jun 09-Jun 17-Jun 16-Jun 24-Jun 23-Jun 01-Jul 30-Jun 08-Jul 07-Jul 15-Jul 04-Aug 12-Aug 11-Aug 19-Aug 18-Aug 26-Aug 25-Aug 02-Sep 01-Sep 09-Sep 08-Sep 16-Sep 15-Sep 23-Sep 22-Sep 30-Sep 29-Sep 07-Oct 06-Oct 14-Oct 13-Oct 21-Oct PRICES: Per person in twin: $1,737 Single room supplement: $627 ESCORTED TOURS 2018 | 33 | member of

K808 ~ ZAGREBTOVENICE 14 days from Zagreb, Sarajevo, Dubrovnik, Split, Plitvice Lakes, Bled andVenice INCLUDED FEATURES: ” ” First class hotels, rooms with private facilities ” ” Breakfast daily and 8 dinners ” ” Airport arrival and departure transfers ” ” Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach ” ” Professional Tour Director throughout ” ” Luggage handling ” ” Whisper technology enhanced touring ” ” Service charges and hotel taxes SIGHTSEEINGTOURS INCLUDED: ” ” Zagreb � Sarajevo ” ” Dubrovnik � Split ” ” PlitviceLakes � Opatija ” ” Bled � Ljubljana ” ” PostojnaCave � Venice ITINERARY: Day 1, arrive Zagreb, Saturday Welcome to Zagreb! You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

Then the day is at leisure to get settled in or begin exploring. Later, gather for a Welcome Dinner with your traveling companions. (D) Day 2, in Zagreb, Sunday On a morning sightseeing tour, see the historic Upper Town, St. Mark’s Church, St. Catherine’s Church, the Cathedral, Parliament, and Government Palace. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the winding city streets, browse through the shops, or take an optional excursion to see the countryside. (B) Day 3, Zagreb to Sarajevo, Monday Journey south, out of Croatia to Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. After checking in at the hotel, relax and enjoy dinner.

(B, D) Day 4, Sarajevo to Dubrovnik,Tuesday Sarajevo has been influenced by a number of cultures and civilizations during its long history. On your city tour visit the Turkish bazaar “Bas Carsija,” Husref Bay’s Mosque, the Olympic Stadium, and Gavrilo Princip Museum. Then, continue your trip through the mountains and along the gorge of the Neretva River to Mostar. Here, view the remains of the Turkish quarter and the reconstruction efforts on the 16th-century stone bridge. Finally, travel to Dubrovnik, with its picturesque setting on the stunning Adriatic coast. (B, D) Day 5, in Dubrovnik,Wednesday AwalkingtourshowsyouthehighlightsofOldDubrovnik.See the Rector's Palace, Bell Tower Clock, Orlando's Column and Sponza Palace.

Then it's on to see the Dominican Monastery and Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy, one of the oldest in the world. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore on your own, shop, stroll along the water’s edge, or simply relax and delight in your superbly scenic surroundings. (B) Day 6, in Dubrovnik, excursion to Montenegro,Thursday Travel to the Republic of Montenegro. Head to the mouth of the beautiful Bay of Kotor, the longest and deepest fjord in Southern Europe. Enjoy a boat ride to Our Lady of the Rocks, one of two islets off the coast of Perast. The Roman Catholic Church is the largest building on the islet, with a museum attachedtoit.Uponreturntothecoast,wewillstopinPerast,an old charming coastal town.

Visit city of Kotor before returning to Dubrovnik.Your evening is free to enjoy your way. (B) Day 7, Dubrovnik to Split, Friday Travel north along the spectacular Adriatic coast, past old fishing villages and new resorts, to Split. Enjoy a city tour featuring the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian's Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. Then see the remnants of Split's Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter's Temple, the Peristyle, and the Cathedral. (B, D) Day 8, Split toTrogir and Plitvice Lakes, Saturday After breakfast, head to Trogir, a center of artistic activities in Croatia.

Scholars from around the world gather here to study and paint. Then, turn inland and journey to Plitvice Lakes National Park. (B, D) AUSTRIA SLOVENIA CROATIA HUNGARY MONTENEGRO ITALY BOSNIA& HERZEGOVINA ADRIATICSEA Dubrovnik Venice Ljubljana Kotor Split Sarajevo Plitvice Lakes Zagreb Opatija Bled 3 1 2 2 2 1 2 member of ESCORTED TOURS 2018 | 34 |

K808 ~ ZAGREBTOVENICE 14 days from Zagreb, Sarajevo, Dubrovnik, Split, Plitvice Lakes, Bled and Venice Day 9, in Plitvice Lakes, Sunday A full day to enjoy spectacular Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Have your camera ready as you take a walking tour around several of the lower lakes. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder with 16 terraced lakes surrounded by thickly wooded mountains and lush vegetation. (B, D) Day 10, Plitvice to Opatija, Postojna & Bled, Monday Returningtothecoast,stopatthebeautifulbayofKvarnerandits popular resort, Opatija. An orientation tour of Opatija will show off the highlights of this former Imperial resort city.

Afterward, driveacrosstheborderintoSloveniaandtoPostojnaCave,one of the largest caves in Europe. Tour this fantastic subterranean world by miniature electric train. Afterward, continue to Bled, beautifully set in the Julian Alps. (B, D) Day 11, in Bled, Ljubljana Excursion,Tuesday An Alpine lake surrounded by high peaks, Bled was “discovered” by travelers in the middle of the 19th century. A sightseeing tour features the charming town and the lakeshore, and visits imposing Bled Castle, perched on a cliff high above the lake. Afternoon excursion to Ljubljana; the city tour takes in views of the open-air Central Market, Baroque Town Hall, Robba's Fountain, the Three Bridges, and the Parliament.

Return to Bled for an overnight. (B) Day 12, Bled, toTrieste &Venice,Wednesday Leaving Bled, drive south toTrieste in Italy for orientation tour and visit to Miramare Castle and its lovely park. The castle was built by the Habsburg monarchy on a cliff overlooking Adriatic Sea. After your visit, continue on to the romantic city of Venice. (B) Day 13, inVenice,Thursday Today begins with a walking tour of Venice, featuring the major highlights: St. Mark's Square, St. Mark's Basilica, the Doge's Palace, Bell Tower, and Bridge of Sighs. Visit a glassblowing factory where you will watch a master artisan demonstrate this traditional Venetian art.

Your afternoon is at leisure to enjoy Venice at your own pace, shop or take an optional gondola ride. Celebrate your wonderful vacation tonight with a Farewell Dinner at a favorite restaurant. (B, D) Day 14, departVenice, Friday After breakfast you will be transferred to Venice airport for your flight home. (B) HOTELS: ” ” Zagreb: Westin (DLX) ” ” Sarajevo: Europe (F) / Holiday (F) ” ” Dubrovnik: Lapad (F) / Lacroma (F) ” ” Split: Atrium (F) ” ” Plitvice: Jezero (F) ” ” Bled: Park (F) / Rikli Balance Hotel (ex Hotel Golf) (SF) ” ” Venice: Bauer Paladio Hotel & Spa (DLX) TOUR K808 STARTING DATES: TERMINATION DATES: 14-Apr 27-Apr 05-May 18-May 12-May 25-May 19-May 01-Jun 26-May 08-Jun 09-Jun 22-Jun 16-Jun 29-Jun 23-Jun 06-Jul 14-Jul 27 Jul 04-Aug 17-Aug 18-Aug 31-Aug 25-Aug 07-Sep 01-Sep 14-Sep 08-Sep 21-Sep 15-Sep 28-Sep 22-Sep 05-Oct 29-Sep 12-Oct PRICES: Per person in twin: $2,789 Single room supplement: $1,168 ESCORTED TOURS 2018 | 35 | member of

K808G ~ DUBROVNIKTOVENICE 11 days from Dubrovnik, Split, Plitvice Lakes, Bled andVenice INCLUDED FEATURES: ” ” First class hotels, rooms with private facilities ” ” Breakfast daily and 6 dinners ” ” Airport arrival and departure transfers ” ” Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach ” ” Professional Tour Director throughout ” ” Luggage handling ” ” Whisper technology enhanced touring ” ” Service charges and hotel taxes SIGHTSEEINGTOURS INCLUDED: ” ” Dubrovnik � Split ” ” PlitviceLakes � Opatija ” ” Bled � Ljubljana ” ” PostojnaCave � Venice ITINERARY: Day 1, arrive Dubrovnik,Tuesday You will be met and transferred to your hotel.

The day is at leisure to begin exploring or perhaps stroll along the water’s edge. Later, gather for a Welcome Dinner. (D) Day 2, in Dubrovnik,Wednesday A walking tour shows you the highlights of Old Dubrovnik. You’ll see the Rector's Palace, Bell Tower Clock, Orlando's Column, Sponza Palace, the Dominican Monastery, and Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy, one of the oldest in the world. The rest of the day is free to discover more of the city on your own, browse through the shops, or relax and enjoy your superbly scenic surroundings. (B) Day 3, in Dubrovnik, excursion to Montenegro,Thursday Travel to the Republic of Montenegro.

Head to the mouth of the beautiful Bay of Kotor, the longest and deepest fjord in Southern Europe. Enjoy a boat ride to Our Lady of the Rocks, one of two islets off the coast of Perast. The Roman Catholic Church is the largest building on the islet, with a museum attachedtoit.Uponreturntothecoast,wewillstopinPerast,an old charming coastal town. Visit city of Kotor before returning to Dubrovnik.Your evening is free to enjoy your way. (B) Day 4, Dubrovnik to Split, Friday Travel north along the spectacular Adriatic coast, past old fishing villages and new resorts, to Split. Enjoy a city tour featuring the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian's Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site.

Then see the remnants of Split's Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter's Temple, the Peristyle, and the Cathedral. (B, D) Day 5, Split toTrogir and Plitvice Lakes, Saturday After breakfast, head to Trogir, a center of artistic activities in Croatia.Scholarsfromaroundtheworldgatherheretostudyand paint. Then, turn inland and journey to Plitvice Lakes National Park. (B, D) Ljubljana Bled 2 AUSTRIA SLOVENIA CROATIA HUNGARY MONTENEGRO ITALY BOSNIA& HERZEGOVINA ADRIATICSEA Dubrovnik Venice Kotor Split Plitvice Lakes Opatija 3 1 2 2 member of ESCORTED TOURS 2018 | 36 |

K808G ~ DUBROVNIKTOVENICE 11 days from Dubrovnik, Split, Plitvice Lakes, Bled and Venice Day 6, in Plitvice Lakes, Sunday A full day to enjoy spectacular Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Have your camera ready as you take a walking tour around several of the lower lakes. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder with 16 terraced lakes surrounded by thickly wooded mountains and lush vegetation. (B, D) Day 7, Plitvice to Opatija, Postojna & Bled, Monday Returning to the coast, stop at the beautiful bay of Kvarner and its popular resort, Opatija. An orientation tour of Opatija will show off the highlights of this former Imperial resort city.

Afterward, drive across the border into Slovenia and to Postojna Cave, one of the largest caves in Europe. Tour this fantastic subterranean world by miniature electric train. Afterward, continue to Bled, beautifully set in the Julian Alps. (B, D) Day 8, in Bled, Ljubljana Excursion,Tuesday An Alpine lake surrounded by high peaks, Bled was “discovered” by travelers in the middle of the 19th century. A sightseeing tour features the charming town and the lakeshore, and visits imposing Bled Castle, perched on a cliff high above the lake. Afternoon excursion to Ljubljana; the city tour takes in views of the open-air Central Market, Baroque Town Hall, Robba's Fountain, the Three Bridges, and the Parliament.

Return to Bled for an overnight. (B) Day 9, Bled, toTrieste &Venice,Wednesday Drive south to Italy and Trieste for orientation tour including a visit to Miramare Castle and its lovely park. The castle, built by the Habsburg monarchy, sits on a cliff overlooking Adriatic Sea. After your visit, continue on to the romantic city of Venice. (B) Day 10, inVenice,Thursday Today begins with a walking tour of Venice, featuring the major highlights: St. Mark's Square, St. Mark's Basilica, the Doge's Palace, Bell Tower, and Bridge of Sighs. Visit a glassblowing factory where you will watch a master artisan demonstrate this traditional Venetian art.

Your afternoon is at leisure to enjoy Venice at your own pace, shop or take an optional gondola ride. Celebrate your wonderful vacation tonight with a Farewell Dinner at a favorite restaurant. (B, D) Day 11, departVenice, Friday After breakfast you will be transferred to Venice airport for your flight home. (B) HOTELS: ” ” Dubrovnik: Lapad (F) / Lacroma (F) ” ” Split: Atrium (F) ” ” Plitvice: Jezero (F) ” ” Bled: Park (F) / Rikli Balance Hotel (ex Hotel Golf) (SF) ” ” Venice: Bauer Paladio Hotel & Spa (DLX) TOUR K808G STARTING DATES: TERMINATION DATES: 17-Apr 27-Apr 08-May 18-May 15-May 25-May 22-May 01-Jun 29-May 08-Jun 12-Jun 22-Jun 19-Jun 29-Jun 26-Jun 06-Jul 17-Jul 27-Jul 07-Aug 17-Aug 21-Aug 31-Aug 28-Aug 07-Sep 04-Sep 14-Sep 11-Sep 21-Sep 18-Sep 28-Sep 25-Sep 05-Oct 02-Oct 12-Oct PRICES: Per person in twin: $2,440 Single room supplement: $974 ESCORTED TOURS 2018 | 37 | member of

K808Z ~ ZAGREBTO DUBROVNIK 7 days from Zagreb and Sarajevo to Dubrovnik INCLUDED FEATURES: ” ” First class hotels, rooms with private facilities ” ” Breakfast daily and 3 dinners ” ” Airport arrival and departure transfers ” ” Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach ” ” Professional Tour Director throughout ” ” Luggage handling ” ” Whisper technology enhanced touring ” ” Service charges and hotel taxes SIGHTSEEINGTOURS INCLUDED: ” ” Zagreb ” ” Sarajevo ” ” Dubrovnik ITINERARY: Day 1, arrive Zagreb, Saturday Welcome to Zagreb! You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

Then the day is at leisure to get settled in or begin exploring. Later, gather for a Welcome Dinner with your traveling companions. (D) Day 2, in Zagreb, Sunday On a morning sightseeing tour, see the historic Upper Town, St. Mark’s Church, St. Catherine’s Church, the Cathedral, Parliament, and Government Palace. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the winding city streets, browse through the shops, or take an optional excursion to see the countryside. (B) Day 3, Zagreb to Sarajevo, Monday Journey south, out of Croatia to Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. After checking in at the hotel, relax and enjoy dinner.

(B, D) Day 4, Sarajevo to Dubrovnik,Tuesday Sarajevo has been influenced by a number of cultures and civilizations during its long history. On your city tour visit the Turkish bazaar “Bas Carsija,” Husref Bay’s Mosque, the Olympic Stadium, and Gavrilo Princip Museum. Then, continue your trip through the mountains and along the gorge of the Neretva River to Mostar. Here, view the remains of the Turkish quarter and the reconstruction efforts on the 16th-century stone bridge. Finally, travel to Dubrovnik, with its picturesque setting on the stunning Adriatic coast. (B, D) SLOVENIA CROATIA HUNGARY MONTENEGRO ITALY BOSNIA& HERZEGOVINA ADRIATICSEA Dubrovnik Kotor Sarajevo Zagreb 3 2 1 member of ESCORTED TOURS 2018 | 38 |

K808Z ~ ZAGREBTO DUBROVNIK 7 days from Zagreb and Sarajevo to Dubrovnik Day 5, in Dubrovnik,Wednesday AwalkingtourshowsyouthehighlightsofOldDubrovnik.See the Rector's Palace, Bell Tower Clock, Orlando's Column and Sponza Palace. Then it's on to see the Dominican Monastery and Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy, one of the oldest in the world. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore on your own, shop, stroll along the water’s edge, or simply relax and delight in your superbly scenic surroundings. (B) Day 6, in Dubrovnik, excursion to Montenegro,Thursday Travel to the Republic of Montenegro.

Head to the mouth of the beautiful Bay of Kotor, the longest and deepest fjord in Southern Europe. Enjoy a boat ride to Our Lady of the Rocks, one of two islets off the coast of Perast. The Roman Catholic Church is the largest building on the islet, with a museum attached to it. Upon return to the coast, we will stop in Perast, an old charming coastal town. Visit city of Kotor before returning to Dubrovnik. Your evening is free to enjoy your way. (B) Day 7, depart Dubrovnik, Friday Bid farewell as you are transferred to Dubrovnik’s airport for your flight home. (B) HOTELS: ” ” Zagreb: Westin (DLX) ” ” Sarajevo: Europe (F) / Holiday (F) ” ” Dubrovnik: Lapad (F) / Lacroma (F) TOUR K808Z STARTING DATES: TERMINATION DATES: 14-Apr 20-Apr 05-May 11-May 12-May 18-May 19-May 25-May 26-May 01-Jun 09-Jun 15-Jun 16-Jun 22-Jun 23-Jun 29-Jun 14-Jul 20-Jul 04-Aug 10-Aug 18-Aug 24-Aug 25-Aug 31-Aug 01-Sep 07-Sep 08-Sep 14-Sep 15-Sep 21-Sep 22-Sep 28-Sep 29-Sep 05-Oct PRICES: Per person in twin: $1,269 Single room supplement: $509 ESCORTED TOURS 2018 | 39 | member of

K810 ~ CROATIA EXPRESS 9 days from Zagreb, Plitvice, Split, Hvar, Dubrovnik and Kotor INCLUDED FEATURES: ” ” First class hotels, rooms with private facilities ” ” Breakfast daily and 4 dinners ” ” Airport arrival and departure transfers ” ” Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach ” ” Professional Tour Director throughout ” ” Luggage handling ” ” Whisper technology enhanced touring ” ” Service charges and hotel taxes SIGHTSEEINGTOURS INCLUDED: ” ” Zagreb � PlitviceLakes ” ” Split � Hvar town ” ” Dubrovnik � Kotor ITINERARY: Day 1, arrive Zagreb,Wednesday Welcome to Zagreb! You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

The rest of the day is at leisure until a Welcome Dinner tonight. (D) Day 2, in Zagreb,Thursday On a morning sightseeing tour, see the historic Upper Town, St. Mark’s Church, St. Catherine’s Church, the Cathedral, Parliament, and Government Palace. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the winding city streets, browse through the shops, or take an optional excursion to see the countryside. (B) Day 3, Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes and Split, Friday Head to magnificent Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Take a walking tour around several of the lower lakes, enjoying the breathtaking scenery of terraced lakes, thickly wooded mountains, and lush vegetation.

After your visit, continue to the port city of Split. Your evening is free to begin exploring on your own. (B, D) Day 4, Split to Hvar, Saturday Today begins with a walking tour of the historic inner city, built around Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. Then on to see the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’sTemple, the Peristyle and Cathedral of St. Duje.There’s some time free before you board the ferry and set sail to Hvar Island. Dinner and overnight in your hotel in Hvar town. (B, D) Day 5, Hvar, Sunday The town of Hvar has a unique cultural and historical heritage, plus a centuries-old tradition in tourism.

A morning walking tour features views of the Fortress, Franciscan Monastery and more. The afternoon is free. Kick back, relax, and enjoy this charming island, listed as one of the 10 most beautiful islands in the world by Conde Nast Travel Magazine. (B) SLOVENIA CROATIA HUNGARY MONTENEGRO ITALY BOSNIA& HERZEGOVINA ADRIATIC SEA Dubrovnik Kotor Split Plitvice Lakes Zagreb Hvar 3 1 2 2 member of ESCORTED TOURS 2018 | 40 |

K810 ~ CROATIA EXPRESS 9 days from Zagreb, Plitvice, Split, Hvar, Dubrovnik and Kotor Day 6, Hvar to Dubrovnik, Monday Leave the island life behind as you return to mainland and continue to the “Pearl of Adriatic,” Dubrovnik. A drive along the picturesque Croatian coast reveals the world-famous natural beauty of the area. After dinner your time is free to discover the city by night. (B, D) Day 7, Dubrovnik,Tuesday Thismorning,awalkingtourshowsyouOldDubrovnik.Seethe Rector's Palace, Bell Tower Clock, Orlando's Column, Sponza Palace, Dominican Monastery, and Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy, one of the oldest in the world.

The rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy the city your way, browse through the shops, stroll along the coast, or simply relax. (B) Day 8, in Dubrovnik, excursion to Montenegro,Wednesday Travel to the Republic of Montenegro. Head to the mouth of the beautiful Bay of Kotor, the longest and deepest fjord in Southern Europe. Visit city of Kotor and proceed with a boat ride to Our Lady of the Rocks, one of two islets off the coast of Perast. The Roman Catholic Church is the largest building on the islet, with a museum attached to it. Upon return to the coast, we will stop in Perast, an old charming coastal town.

Visit city of Kotor before returning to Dubrovnik. Your evening is free to enjoy your way. (B) Day 9, depart Dubrovnik,Thursday You will be transferred to Dubrovnik’s airport for your departure flight. (B) HOTELS: ” ” Zagreb: Westin (DLX) ” ” Split: President (F) ” ” Hvar: Amfora (F) ” ” Dubrovnik: Lacroma (F) TOUR K810 STARTING DATES: TERMINATION DATES: 25-Apr 03-May 09-May 17-May 23-May 31-May 06-Jun 14-Jun 20-Jun 28-Jun 22-Aug 30-Aug 12-Sep 20-Sep 19-Sep 27-Sep 10-Oct 18-Oct PRICES: Per person in twin: $1,870 Single room supplement: $749 ESCORTED TOURS 2018 | 41 | member of

K905 ~ MOSCOWTO BALTIC STATES, POLAND, PRAGUE &VIENNA 20 days from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius, Warsaw, Krakow, Prague and Vienna INCLUDED FEATURES: ” ” First class hotels, rooms with private facilities ” ” Breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 10 dinners ” ” Airport arrival and departure transfers ” ” Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach ” ” High speed train from Moscow to St. Petersburg ” ” Professional Tour Director throughout ” ” Luggage handling ” ” Whisper technology enhanced touring ” ” Service charges and hotel taxes SIGHTSEEINGTOURS INCLUDED: ” ” Moscow � St.Petersburg � Tallinn ” ” Riga � Vilnius � Warsaw ” ” Krakow � Prague � Vienna ITINERARY: Day 1, arrive Moscow, Friday Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.The rest of the day is at leisure.

Tonight, gather with your traveling companions for a Welcome Dinner. (D) Day 2, in Moscow, Saturday Moscow, one of the largest cities in the world, is the symbolic heart and soul of the country. Your sightseeing tour begins at Red Square, dominated by colorful St. Basil's Cathedral and by the massive red walls of the Kremlin. Visit the Armory Museum, with its impressive collection of Tsarist, Russian, and foreign jewelry, armor, and other artifacts. Then walk by Moscow University. Continue with a drive along the wide boulevards and a stroll through GUM, Russia’s largest department store. Continue, on the north bank of the River Moskva, passing by baroque Novodevichy convent; ending the tour at the popular Arbat shopping district.

The rest of the day is at leisure. (B) Day 3, in Moscow, excursion to Serviev Posad, Sunday Today we travel 75 km North of Moscow, to a small town of Sergiev Posad, former Zagorsk – founded in the 14th century and renowned as a center of ancient Russian art and architecture. For centuries it served as a place of pilgrimage and the religious capital of Russia. Within the old walled city admire the fairy-tale golden and blue domes of the Holy Trinity St. Sergius Lavra, one of the most beautiful of all monasteries. After lunch, return to Moscow, the rest of the day at leisure.This evening take an Optional tour Moscow by night & Subway, to see the metro stations which Stalin called“Palaces for the People.” (B, L) Day 4, Moscow to St.

Petersburg, Monday Time at leisure in Moscow, before transfer to railway station for our four hours high speed Sapsan train ride to St. Petersburg. Upon arrival at the St. Petersburg train station, transfer to your hotel. Dinner at hotel. Join for an optional Russian Folklore evening. (B, D) Day 5, in St. Petersburg,Tuesday There are not many cities in the world that can match the grace of St. Petersburg. When Peter the Great founded the city in 1703, he hired Europe’s best architects, craftsmen, and artists to build and decorate it. Spreadover100islandsandlinkedbyover600bridges,itisoftenreferred to as the“Venice of the North.”Today the main sites to be visited on the tour are Palace Square with the Winter Palace, Senate Square with the monument to Russian Emperor Peter the Great, the founder of the city, St.

Isaac’s Square with St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Smolny Cathedral, Cruiser Aurora, Field of Mars, and Nevsky Prospect. Visit the Peter and Paul Fortress, built in 1703 to protect the city from enemy attacks.Visit Peter and Paul Cathedral, which towers in the center of the fortress served as theburialplaceforRussianEmperorsfromPeterI.Yourevening is freeor perhaps join an optional Evening Canal Cruise. (B) Day 6, in St. Petersburg,Wednesday This morning you’ll make a highlight visit to the world-famous Hermitage, housing more than four million works of art. It ranks among one of the largest and oldest museums of the world, founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great.

Admire the world-famous masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Rafael, Titian, Rembrandt, El Greco,Velasquez,Rubens,VanDyck,Goya,andFrenchImpressionists. The Hermitage occupies five buildings, the largest is the Winter Palace, the former residence of Russian Emperors. Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring the city on your own or perhaps you may choose to take an optional tour to Petrodvorets, Peterhof Summer Palace of Peter the Great. Tonight, enjoy dinner. (B, D) Day 7, toTallinn,Thursday Today journey will take us to Estonia, where your first stop is Narva, set just across the border with Russia.

Continue to Tallinn, Estonia’s capital, situated on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland. (B, D) Day 8,Tallinn to Riga, Friday On a walking tour of Tallinn’s Upper and Lower Old Town, visit the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. Next, visit Toompea Castle and see the 14th-century gothicTown Hall.This afternoon, travel to Riga, the capital of Latvia. (B, D) Day 9, in Riga, Saturday On a morning sightseeing tour, see Riga Castle, the magnificent Dome Cathedral, St. Jacobs Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church, the Parliament building, Liberty Monument, and the district of Art Nouveau houses. Your afternoon and evening are free.

(B) RUSSIA ESTONIA LATVIA LITHUANIA POLAND CZECH REPUBLIC SWEDEN BELARUS UKRAINE AUSTRIA SLOVAKIA HUNGARY GERMANY Moscow St. Petersburg Tallinn Riga Vilnius Warsaw Krakow Prague Vienna 2 3 3 1 2 2 2 2 2 member of ESCORTED TOURS 2018 | 42 |

K905 ~ MOSCOWTO BALTIC STATES, POLAND, PRAGUE &VIENNA 20 days from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius, Warsaw, Krakow, Prague and Vienna Day 10, toVilnius, Sunday Depart this morning for Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. The rest of the day is at leisure to begin exploring the city with its interesting architecture. (B, D) Day 11, InVilnius, Monday The city of Vilnius is located on the confluence of the Neris and Velnele Rivers. In Old Vilnius, visit St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church and St. Anne’s Church. View Vilnius University, dating back to 1570, Gediminas' Tower in the Upper Town, and Vilnius Castle.

The afternoon is free or you may want to join an optional excursion to Trakai, beautifully set on three lakes. (B) Day 12, toWarsaw,Tuesday Drive through the landscapes of Lithuania on your way to cross the border into Poland. Then take in the Polish countryside, cities, and towns as you head to Warsaw, arriving at the day's end. (B, L, D) Day 13, inWarsaw,Wednesday Warsaw, the 700-year-old capital of Poland. A sightseeing tour here includes a drive along the famous Royal Route from magnificent Castle Square to Lazienki Park and Palace, the summer residence of the last king of Poland. Pass by the Palace of Science and Culture (known as a “wedding cake”), the Saxon Gardens, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Monument to the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto, and the Barbican.

Then on a walking tour, see the Old Town, Old Market Square, and St. John’s Cathedral. The rest of the day is free for a stroll through the city, shopping, relaxing, or perhaps attend an optional late afternoon Chopin concert. (B) Day 14, to Krakow,Thursday Journey to Czestochowa, known for the blackened picture of St. Mary in the Yasna Gora Monastery, popularly called the "Black Madonna." This afternoon tour haunting Auschwitz-Birkenau, the notorious World War II concentration camp. It is now on the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites. End the day in Krakow. (B, D) Day 15, in Krakow, Friday Your sightseeing tour today starts with a visit to Wawel Hill, viewing the Royal Castle and visiting the Royal Cathedral.

Enjoy a walking tour of the Old Town, where you will see the Main Market Square, Renaissance Cloth Hall, and St. Mary's Church. The afternoon is free for a stroll around the city, shopping, or maybe sample some bigos or pierogi in a little café. (B) Day 16, to Prague, Saturday Drive across the unspoiled Polish countryside, then on over the borders of Slovakia and the Czech Republic. End the day in Prague, with its Baroque churches, promenades, parks, and ancient city walls. (B, D) Day 17, in Prague, Sunday Prague has a long and colorful history, from its early days as a bishopric, to becoming the residence of the Bohemian kings, and later the capital of both Bohemia and the Holy Roman Empire.

Built across seven hills on both banks of the Vltava River more than 1000 years ago, it is one of the most attractive cities in Europe. Your sightseeing starts with panoramic drive to famousWenceslas Square, Strahov Stadium, and Castle Square.Then, on a walking tour, visit the Royal Castle of Hradcany with the Cathedral of St. Vitus, the Old Royal Palace, St. George's Basilica and the Golden Lane with the DaliborkaTower. Cross the Charles Bridge and walk through the old quarter of Prague to view the Jewish Ghetto, Town Hall and world- famous Astronomical Clock. The rest of the day is at leisure.

You might want to attend an optional cultural performance. (B) Day 18, toVienna, Monday Travel into Austria and on to Vienna, the "City of Waltz." Your time is free to begin exploring or perhaps savor a Viennese pastry or two. (B) Day 19, inVienna,Tuesday On a morning sightseeing tour, visit Hofburg Palace, once the center of the Habsburg monarchy, and see Belvedere Palace, Prater Amusement Park, the UN Buildings, St. Stephen's Cathedral, and other remnants of the city's imperial history. The afternoon is free for last-minute shopping. Celebrate tonight with a Farwell Dinner at a popular restaurant.

(B, D) Day 20, departVienna,Wednesday After breakfast, you will be transferred to Vienna’s airport for your flight home. (B) HOTELS: ” ” Moscow: Marriott Grand (SF) ” ” St. Petersburg: Courtyard by Marriott Center West Pushkin (F) / Radisson Royal (SF) ” ” Tallinn: Sokos Viru (F) / Meriton (F) ” ” Riga: Radisson Blu Latvija (SF) ” ” Vilnius: Radisson Blu Astoria (SF) / Radisson Blu Lietuva (F) ” ” Warsaw: Radisson Blu Centrum (SF) / Mercue Centrum (F) ” ” Krakow: Mercure Old Town (F) ” ” Prague: Angelo by Vienna House (F) ” ” Vienna: Hilton Vienna (SF) TOUR K905 STARTING DATES: TERMINATION DATES: 27-Apr 16-May 04-May 23-May 11-May 30-May 25-May 13-Jun 20-Jul 08-Aug 27-Jul 15-Aug 17-Aug 05-Sep 31-Aug 19-Sep 07-Sep 26-Sep 14-Sep 03-Oct 28-Sep 17-Oct PRICES: Per person in twin: $3,798 Single room supplement: $1,529 ESCORTED TOURS 2018 | 43 | member of

K905M ~ MOSCOWTO BALTIC STATES, POLAND & PRAGUE 18 days from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius, Warsaw, Krakow and Prague INCLUDED FEATURES: ” ” First class hotels, rooms with private facilities ” ” Breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 9 dinners ” ” Airport arrival and departure transfers ” ” Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach ” ” High speed train from Moscow to St. Petersburg ” ” Professional Tour Director throughout ” ” Luggage handling ” ” Whisper technology enhanced touring ” ” Service charges and hotel taxes SIGHTSEEINGTOURS INCLUDED: ” ” Moscow � St.Petersburg � Tallinn ” ” Riga � Vilnius � Warsaw ” ” Krakow � Prague ITINERARY: Day 1, arrive Moscow, Friday Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.The rest of the day is at leisure.

Tonight, gather with your traveling companions for a Welcome Dinner. (D) Day 2, in Moscow, Saturday Moscow, one of the largest cities in the world, is the symbolic heart and soul of the country. Your sightseeing tour begins at Red Square, dominated by colorful St. Basil's Cathedral and by the massive red walls of the Kremlin. Visit the Armory Museum, with its impressive collection of Tsarist, Russian, and foreign jewelry, armor, and other artifacts. Then walk by Moscow University. Continue with a drive along the wide boulevards and a stroll through GUM, Russia’s largest department store. Continue, on the north bank of the River Moskva, passing by baroque Novodevichy convent; ending the tour at the popular Arbat shopping district.

The rest of the day is at leisure. (B) Day 3, in Moscow, excursion to Serviev Posad, Sunday Today we travel 75 km North of Moscow, to a small town of Sergiev Posad, former Zagorsk – founded in the 14th century and renowned as a center of ancient Russian art and architecture. For centuries it served as a place of pilgrimage and the religious capital of Russia. Within the old walled city admire the fairy-tale golden and blue domes of the Holy Trinity St. Sergius Lavra, one of the most beautiful of all monasteries. After lunch, return to Moscow, the rest of the day at leisure.This evening take an Optional tour Moscow by night & Subway, to see the metro stations which Stalin called“Palaces for the People.” (B, L) Day 4, Moscow to St.

Petersburg, Monday Time at leisure in Moscow, before transfer to railway station for our four hours high speed Sapsan train ride to St. Petersburg. Upon arrival at the St. Petersburg train station, transfer to your hotel. Dinner at hotel. Join an optional Russian Folklore evening. (B, D) Day 5, in St. Petersburg,Tuesday There are not many cities in the world that can match the grace of St. Petersburg. When Peter the Great founded the city in 1703, he hired Europe’s best architects, craftsmen, and artists to build and decorate it. Spread over 100 islands and linked by over 600 bridges, it is often referred to as the “Venice of the North.” Today the main sites to be visited on the tour are Palace Square with the Winter Palace, Senate Square with the monument to Russian Emperor Peter the Great, the founder of the city, St.

Isaac’s Square with St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Smolny Cathedral, Cruiser Aurora, Field of Mars, and Nevsky Prospect. Granite embankments of the Neva River. Visit to Peter and Paul Fortress, Built in 1703 on a small island it was meant to protect the city from enemy attacks; and the first construction of St. Petersburg. Visit Peter and Paul Cathedral, which towers in the center of the fortress served as the burial place for Russian Emperors from Peter I. Your evening is free or join an optional Evening Canal Cruise. (B) Day 6, in St. Petersburg,Wednesday This morning you’ll make a highlight visit to the world-famous Hermitage, housing more than four million works of art.

It ranks among one of the largest and oldest museums of the world, founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great. Admire the world-famous masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Rafael, Titian, Rembrandt, El Greco,Velasquez,Rubens,VanDyck,Goya,andFrenchImpressionists. The Hermitage occupies five buildings, the largest is the Winter Palace, the former residence of Russian Emperors. Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring the city on your own or perhaps you may choose to take an optional tour to Petrodvorets, Peterhof Summer Palace of Peter the Great. Tonight, enjoy dinner. (B, D) Day 7, toTallinn,Thursday Today journey will take us to Estonia, where your first stop is Narva, set just across the border with Russia.

Continue to Tallinn, Estonia’s capital, situated on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland. (B, D) Day 8,Tallinn to Riga, Friday On a walking tour of Tallinn’s Upper and Lower Old Town, visit the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. Next, visit Toompea Castle and see the 14th-century gothicTown Hall.This afternoon, travel to Riga, the capital of Latvia. (B, D) Day 9, in Riga, Saturday On a morning sightseeing tour, see Riga Castle, the magnificent Dome Cathedral, St. Jacobs Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church, the Parliament building, Liberty Monument, and the district of Art Nouveau houses. Your afternoon and evening are free.

(B) RUSSIA ESTONIA LATVIA LITHUANIA POLAND CZECH REPUBLIC SWEDEN BELARUS UKRAINE SLOVAKIA GERMANY Moscow St. Petersburg Tallinn Riga Vilnius Warsaw Krakow Prague 3 3 1 2 2 2 2 2 member of ESCORTED TOURS 2018 | 44 |

K905M ~ MOSCOWTO BALTIC STATES, POLAND & PRAGUE 18 days from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius, Warsaw, Krakow and Prague Day 10, toVilnius, Sunday Depart this morning for Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. The rest of the day is at leisure to begin exploring the city with its interesting architecture. (B, D) Day 11, InVilnius, Monday The city of Vilnius is located on the confluence of the Neris and Velnele Rivers. In Old Vilnius, visit St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church and St. Anne’s Church. View Vilnius University, dating back to 1570, Gediminas' Tower in the Upper Town, and Vilnius Castle.

The afternoon is free or you may want to join an optional excursion to Trakai, beautifully set on three lakes. (B) Day 12, toWarsaw,Tuesday Drive through the landscapes of Lithuania on your way to cross the border into Poland. Then take in the Polish countryside, cities, and towns as you head to Warsaw, arriving at the day's end. (B, L, D) Day 13, inWarsaw,Wednesday Warsaw, the 700-year-old capital of Poland. A sightseeing tour here includes a drive along the famous Royal Route from magnificent Castle Square to Lazienki Park and Palace, the summer residence of the last king of Poland. Pass by the Palace of Science and Culture (known as a “wedding cake”), the Saxon Gardens, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Monument to the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto, and the Barbican.

Then on a walking tour, see the Old Town, Old Market Square, and St. John’s Cathedral. The rest of the day is free for a stroll through the city, shopping, relaxing, or perhaps attend an optional late afternoon Chopin concert. (B) Day 14, to Krakow,Thursday Journey to Czestochowa, known for the blackened picture of St. Mary in the Yasna Gora Monastery, popularly called the "Black Madonna." This afternoon tour haunting Auschwitz-Birkenau, the notorious World War II concentration camp. It is now on the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites. End the day in Krakow. (B, D) Day 15, in Krakow, Friday Your sightseeing tour today starts with a visit to Wawel Hill, viewing the RoyalCastleandvisitingtheRoyalCathedral.Enjoyawalkingtourofthe OldTown,whereyouwillseetheMainMarketSquare,RenaissanceCloth Hall, and St.

Mary's Church.The afternoon is free for a stroll around the city,shopping,ormaybesamplesomebigosorpierogiinalittlecafé.(B) Day 16, to Prague, Saturday Drive across the unspoiled Polish countryside, then on over the borders of Slovakia and the Czech Republic. End the day in Prague, with its Baroque churches, promenades, parks, and ancient city walls. (B, D) Day 17, in Prague, Sunday Prague has a long and colorful history, from its early days as a bishopric, to becoming the residence of the Bohemian kings, and later the capital of both Bohemia and the Holy Roman Empire. Built across seven hills on both banks of the Vltava River more than 1000 years ago, it is one of the most attractive cities in Europe.

Your sightseeing starts with panoramic drive to famousWenceslas Square, Strahov Stadium, and Castle Square.Then, on a walking tour, visit the Royal Castle of Hradcany with the Cathedral of St. Vitus, the Old Royal Palace, St. George's Basilica and the Golden Lane with the DaliborkaTower. Cross the Charles Bridge and walk through the old quarter of Prague to view the Jewish Ghetto, Town Hall and world- famous Astronomical Clock. The rest of the day is at leisure. You might want to attend an optional cultural performance. (B) Day 18, depart Prague, Monday After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.

(B) HOTELS: ” ” Moscow: Marriott Grand (SF) ” ” St. Petersburg: Courtyard by Marriott Center West Pushkin (F) / Radisson Royal (SF) ” ” Tallinn: Sokos Viru (F) / Meriton (F) ” ” Riga: Radisson Blu Latvija (SF) ” ” Vilnius: Radisson Blu Astoria (SF) / Radisson Blu Lietuva (F) ” ” Warsaw: Radisson Blu Centrum (SF) / Mercue Centrum (F) ” ” Krakow: Mercure Old Town (F) ” ” Prague: Angelo by Vienna House (F) TOUR K905M STARTING DATES: TERMINATION DATES: 27-Apr 14-May 04-May 21-May 11-May 28-May 25-May 11-Jun 20-Jul 06-Aug 27-Jul 13-Aug 17-Aug 03-Sep 31-Aug 17-Sep 07-Sep 24-Sep 14-Sep 01-Oct 28-Sep 15-Oct PRICES: Per person in twin: $3,639 Single room supplement: $1,465 ESCORTED TOURS 2018 | 45 | member of

K906 ~WARSAWTOVIENNA 9 days from Warsaw to Krakow, Prague and Vienna INCLUDED FEATURES: ” ” First class hotels, rooms with private facilities ” ” Breakfast daily and 4 dinners ” ” Airport arrival and departure transfers ” ” Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach ” ” Professional Tour Director throughout ” ” Luggage handling ” ” Whisper technology enhanced touring ” ” Service charges and hotel taxes SIGHTSEEINGTOURS INCLUDED: ” ” Warsaw � Krakow ” ” Prague � Vienna ITINERARY: Day 1, arriveWarsaw,Tuesday You will be met and transferred to your hotel. There’s time to relax before meeting your fellow travelers and Tour Director for a Welcome Dinner.

(D) Day 2, inWarsaw,Wednesday The 700-year-old capital of Poland is a symbol of nationhood and the will to survive against great odds. A sightseeing tour here includes a drive along the famous Royal Route from grand Castle Square to Lazienki Park and Palace, summer residence of the last king of Poland. See the Palace of Science and Culture (known as a“wedding cake”), the Saxon Gardens, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Monument to the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto, and the Barbican. Then a walking tour shows you Old Town, Old Market Square, and St. John’s Cathedral.The rest of the day is free.You might want to attend an optional late afternoon Chopin concert.

(B) Day 3, to Krakow,Thursday Journey to Czestochowa, known for the blackened picture of St. Mary in the Yasna Gora Monastery, popularly called the "Black Madonna." This afternoon tour haunting Auschwitz-Birkenau, the notorious World War II concentration camp. It is now on the list of UNESCOWorld Heritage sites. End the day in Krakow. (B,D) Day 4, in Krakow, Friday Your sightseeing tour today starts with a visit to Wawel Hill, viewing the Royal Castle and visiting the Royal Cathedral. Enjoy a walking tour of the Old Town, where you will see the Main Market Square, Renaissance Cloth Hall, and St.

Mary's Church. The afternoon is free for a stroll around the city, shopping, or maybe sample some bigos or pierogi in a little café. (B) Day 5, to Prague, Saturday Drive across the unspoiled Polish countryside, then on over the borders of Slovakia and the Czech Republic. End the day in Prague, with its Baroque churches, promenades, parks, and ancient city walls. (B, D) POLAND CZECH REPUBLIC BELARUS UKRAINE AUSTRIA SLOVAKIA HUNGARY GERMANY Warsaw Krakow Prague Vienna 2 2 2 2 member of ESCORTED TOURS 2018 | 46 |

K906 ~WARSAWTOVIENNA 9 days from Warsaw to Krakow, Prague and Vienna Day 6, in Prague, Sunday Prague has a long and colorful history, from its early days as a bishopric, to becoming the residence of the Bohemian kings, and later the capital of both Bohemia and the Holy Roman Empire. Built across seven hills on both banks of the Vltava River more than 1000 years ago, it is one of the most attractive cities in Europe. Your sightseeing starts with panoramic drive to famousWenceslas Square, Strahov Stadium, and Castle Square.Then, on a walking tour, visit the Royal Castle of Hradcany with the Cathedral of St.

Vitus, the Old Royal Palace, St. George's Basilica and the Golden Lane with the DaliborkaTower. Cross the Charles Bridge and walk through the old quarter of Prague to view the Jewish Ghetto, Town Hall and world- famous Astronomical Clock. The rest of the day is at leisure. You might want to attend an optional cultural performance. (B) Day 7, toVienna, Monday Travel into Austria and on to Vienna, the "City of Waltz." Your time is free to begin exploring or perhaps savor a Viennese pastry or two. (B) Day 8, inVienna,Tuesday On a morning sightseeing tour, visit Hofburg Palace, once the center of the Habsburg monarchy, and see Belvedere Palace, Prater Amusement Park, the UN Buildings, St.

Stephen's Cathedral, and other remnants of the city's imperial history. The afternoon is free for last-minute shopping. Celebrate tonight with a Farwell Dinner at a popular restaurant. (B, D) Day 9, departVienna,Wednesday After breakfast, you will be transferred to Vienna’s airport for your flight home. (B) HOTELS: ” ” Warsaw: Radisson Blu Centrum (SF) / Mercure Centrum (F) ” ” Krakow: Mercure Old Town (F) ” ” Prague: Angelo by Vienna House (F) ” ” Vienna: Hilton Vienna (SF) TOUR K906 STARTING DATES: TERMINATION DATES: 08-May 16-May 15-May 23-May 22-May 30-May 05-Jun 13-Jun 31-Jul 08-Aug 07-Aug 15-Aug 28-Aug 05-Sep 11-Sep 19-Sep 18-Sep 26-Sep 25-Sep 03-Oct 09-Oct 17-Oct PRICES: Per person in twin: $1,659 Single room supplement: $669 ESCORTED TOURS 2018 | 47 | member of

K982 ~THE BEST OF RUSSIA, BALTIC STATES &WARSAW 14 days from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius and Warsaw INCLUDED FEATURES: ” ” First class hotels, rooms with private facilities ” ” Breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 7 dinners ” ” Airport arrival and departure transfers ” ” Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach ” ” High speed train from Moscow to St. Petersburg ” ” Professional Tour Director throughout ” ” Luggage handling ” ” Whisper technology enhanced touring ” ” Service charges and hotel taxes SIGHTSEEINGTOURS INCLUDED: ” ” Moscow � St.Petersburg � Tallinn ” ” Riga � Vilnius � Warsaw ITINERARY: Day 1, arrive Moscow, Friday Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.The rest of the day is at leisure.

Tonight, gather with your traveling companions for a Welcome Dinner. (D) Day 2, in Moscow, Saturday Moscow, one of the largest cities in the world, is the symbolic heart and soul of the country.Your sightseeing tour begins at Red Square, dominated by colorful St. Basil's Cathedral and by the massive red walls of the Kremlin. Visit the Armory Museum, with its impressive collection of Tsarist, Russian, and foreign jewelry, armor, and other artifacts. Then walk by Moscow University. Continue with a drive along the wide boulevards and a stroll through GUM, Russia’s largest department store. Continue, on the north bank of the River Moskva, passing by baroque Novodevichy convent; ending the tour at the popular Arbat shopping district.

The rest of the day is at leisure. (B) Day 3, in Moscow Sunday Today we travel 75 km North of Moscow, to a small town of Sergiev Posad, former Zagorsk – founded in the 14th century and renowned as a center of ancient Russian art and architecture. For centuries it served as a place of pilgrimage and the religious capital of Russia. Within the old walled city admire the fairy-tale golden and blue domes of the Holy Trinity St. Sergius Lavra, one of the most beautiful of all monasteries. After lunch, return to Moscow, the rest of the day at leisure. This evening take an Optional tour Moscow by night&Subway, to see the metro stations which Stalin called“Palaces for the People.” (B, L) Day 4, Moscow to St.

Petersburg, Monday Time at leisure in Moscow, before transfer to railway station for our four hours high speed Sapsan train ride to St. Petersburg. Upon arrival at the St. Petersburg train station, transfer to your hotel. Dinner at hotel. Join for an optional Russian Folklore evening. (B, D) Day 5, in St. Petersburg,Tuesday There are not many cities in the world that can match the grace of St. Petersburg. When Peter the Great founded the city in 1703, he hired Europe’s best architects, craftsmen, and artists to build and decorate it. Spread over 100 islands and linked by over 600 bridges, it is often referred to as the “Venice of the North.” Today the main sites to be visited on the tour are Palace Square with the Winter Palace, Senate Square with the monument to Russian Emperor Peter the Great, the founder of the city, St.

Isaac’s Square with St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Smolny Cathedral, Cruiser Aurora, Field of Mars, and Nevsky Prospect. Visit the Peter and Paul Fortress, built in 1703 to protect the city from enemy attacks. Visit Peter and Paul Cathedral, which towers in the center of the fortress served as the burial place for Russian Emperors from Peter I. Your evening is free or join an optional Evening Canal Cruise. (B) Day 6, in St. Petersburg,Wednesday This morning you’ll make a highlight visit to the world-famous Hermitage, housing more than four million works of art. It ranks among one of the largest and oldest museums of the world, founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great.

Admire the world-famous masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Rafael, Titian, Rembrandt, El Greco,Velasquez,Rubens,VanDyck,Goya,andFrenchImpressionists. The Hermitage occupies five buildings, the largest is the Winter Palace, the former residence of Russian Emperors. Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring the city on your own or perhaps you may choose to take an optional tour to visit Catherine Palace & Park in Pushkin or to Petrodvorets, Peterhof Summer Palace of Peter the Great. Tonight, enjoy dinner. (B, D) RUSSIA ESTONIA LATVIA LITHUANIA POLAND CZECH REPUBLIC SWEDEN BELARUS UKRAINE SLOVAKIA GERMANY Moscow St.

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K982 ~THE BEST OF RUSSIA, BALTIC STATES &WARSAW 14 days from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius and Warsaw Day 7, toTallinn,Thursday Today journey will take us to Estonia, where your first stop is Narva, set just across the border with Russia. Continue to Tallinn, Estonia’s capital, situated on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland. (B, D) Day 8,Tallinn to Riga, Friday On a walking tour of Tallinn’s Upper and Lower Old Town, visit the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. Next, visit Toompea Castle and see the 14th-century gothicTown Hall.This afternoon, travel to Riga, the capital of Latvia.

(B, D) Day 9, in Riga, Saturday On a morning sightseeing tour, see Riga Castle, the magnificent Dome Cathedral, St. Jacobs Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church, the Parliament building, Liberty Monument, and the district of Art Nouveau houses. Your afternoon and evening are free. (B) Day 10, toVilnius, Sunday Depart this morning for Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. The rest of the day is at leisure to begin exploring the city with its interesting architecture. (B, D) Day 11, InVilnius, Monday The city of Vilnius is located on the confluence of the Neris and Velnele Rivers. In Old Vilnius, visit St.

Peter and St. Paul’s Church and St. Anne’s Church. View Vilnius University, dating back to 1570, Gediminas' Tower in the Upper Town, and Vilnius Castle. The afternoon is free or you may want to join an optional excursion to Trakai, beautifully set on three lakes. (B) Day 12, toWarsaw,Tuesday Drive through the landscapes of Lithuania on your way to cross the border into Poland. Then take in the Polish countryside, cities, and towns as you head to Warsaw, arriving at the day's end. (B, L, D) Day 13, inWarsaw,Wednesday Warsaw, the 700-year-old capital of Poland. A sightseeing tour here includes a drive along the famous Royal Route from magnificent Castle Square to Lazienki Park and Palace, the summer residence of the last king of Poland.

Pass by the Palace of Science and Culture (known as a “wedding cake”), the Saxon Gardens, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Monument to the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto, and the Barbican. Then on a walking tour, see the Old Town, Old Market Square, and St. John’s Cathedral. The rest of the day is free for a stroll through the city, shopping, relaxing, or perhaps attend an optional late afternoon Chopin concert. (B) Day 14, departWarsaw,Thursday After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight. (B) HOTELS: ” ” Moscow: Marriott Grand (SF) ” ” St. Petersburg: Courtyard by Marriott Center West Pushkin (F) / Radisson Royal (SF) ” ” Tallinn: Sokos Viru (F) / Meriton (F) ” ” Riga: Radisson Blu Latvija (SF) ” ” Vilnius: Radisson Blu Astoria (SF) / Radisson Blu Lietuva (F) ” ” Warsaw: Radisson Blu Centrum (SF) / Mercue Centrum (F) TOUR K982 STARTING DATES: TERMINATION DATES: 27-Apr 10-May 04-May 17-May 11-May 24-May 25-May 07-Jun 20-Jul 02-Aug 27-Jul 09-Aug 17-Aug 30-Aug 31-Aug 13-Sep 07-Sep 20-Sep 14-Sep 27-Sep 28-Sep 11-Oct PRICES: Per person in twin: $2,978 Single room supplement: $1,188 ESCORTED TOURS 2018 | 49 | member of

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