europe and the best of italy 2014

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Rail Tours • Independent Tours • Coach Tours • Wine & Gourmet Tours • City Breaks • Self-Drive Tours • Car Rentals

europe

and the Best of Italy 2014

Italy

Spain

France

Great Britain

Germany

Portugal

Czech Republic

Croatia

Austria


Table of contents

Rail

Tours

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Escorted

Coach

Tours

| 10

Small-Group

Coach Tours

| 14

Independent

Tours

| 18

Wine &

Gourmet Tours

| 22

City

Breaks

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Self-Drive

Tours

| 30

Car

Rentals

| 34

Terms &

Conditions

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Europe is your place to be

CIT Tours provides a lifetime of enriching travel experiences

for individuals, families and groups to destinations throughout

Europe. Our team of destination experts, many born & raised

in Europe or with a European family background, can expertly

design & craft that once-in-a-lifetime vacation you dream of.

So, if you have a love of beautiful unspoiled countryside, or

of history and artistic treasures; if you a have love of basking

in glorious Mediterranean sunshine, of music and opera, or if

you are simply, just in love, then we guarantee that you will

love CIT Tours Enchanting Europe & the Best of Italy. We have

carefully selected destinations within Europe which will open up

new horizons and pleasures for you at very affordable prices.

From the romance that is Venice with its bustling canals to the

serenity of Italy’s magnificent lakes; experience the tranquility of

France’s wine regions or be awed by the majesty of Scotland’s

mountains & lochs. If you value your independence, then you’ll

love our flexible arrangements. Not only can you mix and match

from any of the ingredients in our brochure – you can add

more! Visit our web-site at cittours.ca for a full array of vacation

choices. Whatever extras you want, from additional locations,

coach tours, tickets for the opera, or even the ballet, just ask!

Working with your travel agent our team of experts has the

knowledge & the expertise to create that extra-special vacation.

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Rail Tours

Travel

Europe’s rail system is second to none and perfect for

the independent traveller looking for the freedom to

travel at their own pace. By combining Europe’s most

fascinating cities, CIT Tours has created a range of Rail

Tours to satisfy the most discerning traveller. We’ve

included the best city tours & excursions to guarantee

that the must-sees will be seen! Rail Tours are available

throughout Europe, many more than featured in our

brochure. Visit our web-site at cittours.ca or call your

travel agent for details of other city combinations.

Simply choose your cities and get packing!

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Europe by Rail for the Independent Traveller

Italy | Leonardo Tour

A classic Grand Tour of Italy. Visit the Eternal City of Rome,

the grand Renaissance City of Florence, and Venice with its

meandering canals, each city connected by convenient highspeed

trains. A first-class rail tour for the independent traveller.

7 days – Daily departure

from $999 to $1279

Low season 3★ High season 3★ based on a Thursday departure (also available in 4★ & 5★)

Italy | Michelangelo Rail Tour

From the lakeside city of Como to the many splendours of Italy’s major

art cities of Venice, Florence & Rome. Blend with the beauty & serenity

of the Amalfi Coast and you have the Michelangelo Rail Tour.

14 days – Daily departure

from $3209 to $3599

Low season 3★ High season 3★ based on a Monday departure (also available in 4★ & 5★)

Spain | Spanish Capitals

A triangle of monumental interest is formed by combining the three

historic Capitals of Barcelona, Madrid & Valencia. Enjoy opulent

Gothic art & admire Spain’s rich Moslem, Jewish & Christian heritage

on this 7-day tour.

7 days – Daily departure

from $1189 to $1379

Low season 3★ High season 3★ (also available in 4★)

Europe | Capitals & Imperial Cities

Travel to the capitals of Austria, the Czech Republic and Germany.

Discover Vienna, Prague and Berlin, three regal cities, each

steeped in history, culture, the arts & music. The independent

traveller will find a wealth of things to do and discover while

visiting these fascinating cities.

7 days – Daily departure

from $1079 to $1079

Low season 3★ High season 3★

France | Paris & the Charms of THE SOUTH

Visit Paris, Aix en Provence & Cannes! Travel at your own pace; soak up the

atmosphere & the joie de vivre of just being in France. Include some ‘must-do’

day trips perhaps to visit Monaco & leave lots of time to explore on your own.

8 days – Daily departure

from $1819 to $2169

Low season 4★ High season 4★

Germany | The Romantic Road

Discover the highlights of Germany’s Romantic Road, plus Munich & the

Royal Castles while travelling comfortably on board Germany’s modern trains.

A full-day tour to Oberammergau, world-famous for its Passion Play, and the

must-see fairytale castles of Linderhof Palace & Neuschwanstein is included!

6 days – Daily departure

from $1059 to $1059

Low season 3★ High season 3★

Sit back, relax & enjoy the freedom

that a Great European Rail Tour

Vacation brings!

Scotland | Scottish Island Explorer

This unforgettable Scottish journey takes you from the Capital City of

Edinburgh, past shrouded lochs, eerie glens & dramatic castles! Visit

famous locations like the Trossachs, the Isle of Skye & Eilean Donan

Castle & go monster spotting at Loch Ness!

6 days – Daily departure

from $1629 to $1699

Low season 3★ High season 3★

Full day-to-day itineraries, inclusions & pricing are available on our web-site at www.cittours.ca

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Supplements may be applicable. Local City Taxes not included (paid locally). Valid for travel April 01 - October 31, 2014.

England & Wales | Shakespeare Country &

Celtic Wales

Journey through thousands of years of history and treasure the magnificent

scenery & wondrous literary heritage of Shakespeare Country. Then, cross

the border into the ancient Celtic Kingdom of Wales, known as the ‘land of

castles’. Wales is full of history, culture & myth.

8 days – Daily departure

from $1999 to $1999

Low season 3★ High season 3★ based on a Monday departure (also available in 4★ & 5★)

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Coach

Escorted

Tours

A fully-escorted Coach Tour is the ideal way to visit

the most important places, the places you’ve always

dreamed to travelling to. Experience new cultures

and taste new foods all in the comfort of deluxe

motor-coaches with air-conditioning and panoramic

windows. Experienced professional tour leaders

& local guides share their in-depth knowledge &

experience to complete your experience. Sit back,

relax, and let someone else take care of the driving!

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Carefree Europe on an escorted Coach Tour

Italy | The Art Cities

Enjoy a true insight into the artistic & cultural heritage of

Italy’s famous art cities. Beginning in Rome, this tour takes

you through the Tuscan countryside towards Florence then

continues through the lovely regions of Emilia Romagna and

Veneto to reach the mysteriously elegant city of Venice.

6 days – Sunday departures

from $1449 to $1509

Low season 4★ High season 4★

Spain | Medieval & Mystic Catalonia

Explore Catalonia’s most historic and exciting cities &

locations including the stylish seaside city of Sitges & the

historic Roman centre of Tarragona. Marvel at the impressive

architecture of Montserrat and Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter and

do all this in comfort & style!

7 days – Sunday departures

from $1809 to $1889

Low season 4★ High season 4★

Portugal & Spain | Andalucia & Madrid

This fully escorted coach tour takes you from Lisbon through the

splendours of Southern Spain to its capital Madrid. Discover the Moorish

heritage in Seville & Granada, visit the impressive Alhambra, the World

Heritage City of Toledo & monumental Madrid. Plus experience the

excitement of Spain’s Costa del Sol!

7 days – Thursday departures

from $1249 to $1299

Low season 4★ High season 4★

Italy | Jolly Sicily Coach Tour

A long-time CIT Tours favourite, this comprehensive and in-depth

tour of Sicily offers a vacation ideal for travellers looking to immerse

themselves in the history & culture of this ancient land. Visit

fascinating archaeological sites, a rumbling volcano & savour Sicily’s

famed wines & typical cuisine.

8 days – Saturday departures

from $1499 to $1499

Low season 4★ High season 4★

Italy | The Magnificent South

The Magnificent South features many of Italy’s famous & lesser known

“Magnificents”. Begin in Rome then head south to the Amalfi Coast

& on to Puglia. You’ll be dazzled by Sorrento’s coastline, Alberobello’s

“Trulli” & fascinated by the ‘Sassi’, the historic cave dwellings of Matera

in Basilicata.

7 days – Sunday departures

from $1599 to $1739

Low season 4★ High season 4★

Spain & Morroco | Andalucia, Costa del

Sol & Morocco

Combine the history & culture of Andalucia, with the beaches & nightlife

of the Costa del Sol, then mix in the scent of the North African spice

markets and the warmth of the Mediterranean sun, and the memories

will linger for many a year!

12 days – Thursday departures

from $2029 to $2149

Low season 4★ High season 4★

See the sights & enjoy the country

in comfort with one of our Escorted

Coach Tours.

Germany | The Romantic Road

Discover the highlights of Germany’s Romantic Road, the

cosmopolitan city of Munich & the Royal Castles. This 5-day coach

tour takes you through lovely landscapes, past picturesque villages

& the stunning castles of Southern Germany as you travel along

Germany’s scenic Romantic Road!

5 days – Daily departure

from $869 to $869

Low season 3★ High season 3★

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Minimum & maximum prices are per person based on double occupancy & include hotel tax & service charges.

Supplements may be applicable. Local City Taxes not included (paid locally). Valid for travel April 01 - October 31, 2014.

Italy | Flavours of Tuscany & the Cinque Terre

Visit some of Italy’s most treasured historical & cultural pearls. Explore the

Eternal City of Rome, then enjoy a fully escorted coach tour meandering

through Tuscany’s lovely countryside. Visit places like Siena, Pienza, San

Gimignano & Lucca, the wine towns of Montepulciano & Montalcino, plus

discover the captivating villages of Cinque Terre.

7 days – Friday departures

from $1219 to $1219

Low season 4★ High season 4★

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Coach

Small-Group

Tours

CIT Tours is delighted to offer a unique small-group

touring concept of flexible tours. Each group is no larger

than 16 travellers and is like vacationing with friends.

This relaxing alternate to large coach tours will take you

behind the tourist façade and truly enjoy the culture &

history of each region. There are no long waiting times

for a large group to get organized, no early morning

starts and plenty of opportunities for you to explore,

unwind and enjoy the ambience of some of Europe’s

best loved locations.

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Feels like you’re travelling with friends

Italy | Tuscan Treats & Cinque Terre

Slowly savour the culture of this renowned region on a

remarkable tour. Flexible enough to allow a cappuccino stop or

theatre visit when the whim takes you, but also cleverly crafted

to reveal Tuscan treasures & the natural beauty that is the

Cinque Terre.

9 days – Sunday departures

from $2875 to $3025

Low season 4★ High season 4★

Croatia | Croatia & the Dalmatian Coast

Croatia – one of Europe’s hottest destinations and you can

take in the highlights of this fascinating country brimming with

history & over 5000 kilometres of Adriatic coastline. Taste

authentic local Croatian cuisine & enjoy the natural beauty of

Krka National Park.

7 days – Saturday departures

from $2535 to $2665

Low season 4★ High season 4★

Small-Group Coach tour for an intimate

and relaxing travel experience.

Italy | Sunny Italy

Soak up Rome’s overwhelming history with ample time to visit

its many splendours, before travelling south to Sorrento. Boasting

outstanding views over the Bay of Naples, Sorrento is the largest resort

on the Amalfi Coast, bustling with a wide array of shopping, outdoor

restaurants & entertainment choices!

8 days – Friday departures

from $2139 to $2379

Low season 4★ High season 4★

Scotland | Highland Explorer & Isle

of Skye

Five days of Scotland’s breathtaking best, including the dramatic

scenery of Assynt. Experience remote white sandy beaches & walk

through the ancient pine forests of the Cairngorm National Park.

Soak up the magical beauty of the Isle of Skye, Eilean Donan Castle

& fabled Loch Ness.

5 days – Wednesday & Saturday departures

from $929 to $929

Low season B&B High season B&B (also available in 3★)

France | Palaces & Chateaux of the Loire

With its eye-catching scenery, storybook castles, historical villages and

splendid wineries, this tour will take you to the most famous chateaux

in the Loire Valley, including Chateau de Cheverny, Chateau Azay-le-

Rideau and Chateau de Villandry with wine tasting along the route.

4 days – Tuesday departures

from $1730 to $1820

Low season 4★ High season 4★

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Minimum & maximum prices are per person based on double occupancy & include hotel tax & service charges.

Supplements may be applicable. Local City Taxes not included (paid locally). Valid for travel April 01 - October 31, 2014.

England | Devon & Cornwall

Explore the magical and mysterious South West of England. Travel through

the ancient Kingdom of Wessex to the most famous Neolithic standing stone

circle of Stonehenge. Then on to Devon & Cornwall, across the magnificent

wilderness of Dartmoor to watch for pirates & smugglers coves at Land’s End.

5 days – Monday & Saturday departures

from $1029 to $1029

Low season B&B High season B&B (also available in 3★)

France | La Belle France

Rich in culture, French cuisine and fine wines, magnificent architecture,

breath-taking scenery and stunning chateaux. Explore Monet’s garden,

sit in a street-side café, visit the Normandy Beaches then discover the

Loire Valley, renowned for its magnificent chateaux, historic villages

and splendid food and wine.

9 days – Sunday & Tuesday departures

from $3015 to $3175

Low season 4★ High season 4★

Italy | Rome, Tuscany & Riviera Portrait

Explore the contrasts of this magical country. Picture yourself admiring

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, Florence’s art galleries or basking under

the Tuscan sun with a glass of red! The 5 villages of the Cinque Terre on

Liguria’s rugged coast complete this journey.

9 days – Friday departures

from $3009 to $3469

Low season 4★ High season 4★ based on a Monday departure (also available in 4★ & 5★)

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Independent Tours

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Travel

Come & explore the history, art & lifestyle of Europe

on one of our Independent Tours. Highlighting

some of Europe’s most celebrated destinations our

Independent Tours are the perfect choice for the

individual traveller or a group of friends travelling

together. These flexible tours offer the possibility to

discover the city or region of your choice in detail

and at your own pace, making sure all the `must

sees’ are indeed seen, yet allowing for plenty of

opportunities to relax, unwind & soak up the unique

ambience & flavours.

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Discover Europe at your own pace

Italy | Rome & Sorrento

Historic Rome, the world’s largest open-air museum will take

your breath away with its magnificence. Combine this with the

majesty of Sorrento plus the most enchanting coastline on the

Mediterranean, the Amalfi Coast, and you’ll have the perfect

Rome & Sorrento Tour!

6 days – Daily departure

from $1279 to $1439

Low season 4★ High season 4★

England | England at its Best

Visit England at any time of year and you’ll find the same warm

welcome! Experience the warmth of their hospitality, the culinary

delights of ‘pub grub’, while admiring a magnificent array of

architecture & incredible regal history.

7 days – daily departures

from $1009 to $1529

Low season 3★ High season 3★ based on a Monday departure (also available in 4★)

Independent Tours - Your style, your

budget, your vacation!

Italy | Eternal Rome & Beyond

Stay 6 nights in Rome & marvel at the timeless beauty of the Eternal

City’s historic landmarks & classical architecture that draws millions of

visitors every year. Taste the wines of Tuscany and sail over the Bay of

Naples to Capri, enthralled by its magical beauty.

8 days – Daily departures

from $1189 to $1499

Low season 3★ High season 3★ (also available in 4★)

Spain | The Wonders of Madrid

The Capital of Spain, Madrid is a cosmopolitan city which can

trace its roots back to the times of Arab Emir Mohamed I and has

since been the scene of many disputes & influences. A haven for

history & architecture buffs alike – there will never be enough

time to see it all!

7 days – Daily departures

from $729 to $879

Low season 3★ High season 3★ (also available in 4★)

Italy | A ‘Trulli’ Unique Experience

Experience the true Puglia. Stay in a historic Trullo, Puglia’s famed

conical houses, and visit some of its most important sites. Then

enjoy a truly unique experience visiting some ‘masserie’ (local

working farms) where you’ll enjoy a demonstration of cheesemaking

- this vacation is far and away from the regular!

5 days – Daily departures

from $969 to $1029

Low season High season

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Minimum & maximum prices are per person based on double occupancy & include hotel tax & service charges.

Supplements may be applicable. Local City Taxes not included (paid locally). Valid for travel April 01 - October 31, 2014.

Scotland | Castles & West Highland Lochs

From Edinburgh’s stunning cliff-top castle to the tragic & eerie splendour

of Glencoe, embrace the far-reaching history of Scotland. Stroll along the

“bonnie, bonnie banks” of Loch Lomond, visit Doune Castle & perhaps

spot “Nessie” while visiting Loch Ness before journeying through Rob Roy

country past Stirling Castle.

5 days – daily departures

from $649 to $1139

Low season 3★ High season 3★ based on a Monday departure (also available in 4★)

Portugal | The Wonders of Lisbon

Spread out over the steep hills on the banks of the River Tagus, Lisbon

is characterized by its quaint neighbourhoods. Here you’ll hear the

sounds of Fado music & relish the smell of traditional Portuguese

cuisine enticing passers-by into the many small & traditional taverns.

6 days – Daily departures

from $1479 to $1479

Low season 5★ High season 5★

France | The Dazzling South of France

Mostly known for its elegant hotels, popular beaches & the Promenade

des Anglais, Nice is also a city of art, culture & history. Visit the main

historic & cultural sites of Nice & discover the charms of Provence & the

Cote D’Azur, while enjoying plenty of free time to explore on your own.

7 days – Daily departures

from $929 to $1089

Low season 3★ High season 3★ (also available in 4★)

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Wine & Gourmet Tours

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Travel

Indulge your passion for fine food & good wine. A

Wine & Gourmet Tour will be a memorable vacation

designed to delight the senses. Here you’ll learn

directly from local wine makers as they share their

intimate knowledge of the history & geography of

their vines as you explore the great food and wines

of your favourite wine region. Or, enjoy a hands-on

cooking lesson guided by local or gourmet chefs as

they reveal their secret recipes. Buon appetito!

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Delight the senses with fine food & good wine

Italy | A Taste of Tuscany

Experience some of the many treasures of the wonderful region

of Tuscany. Visit renowned locations & learn the secrets of true

Tuscan cuisine while tasting local wines under the tutorage of

the wine maker. A tour focusing on the finer things in life with

time to relax and enjoy.

8 days – Daily departures

from $1709 to $1899

Low season 4★ High season 4★

France | French Tastes

A little taste of the life’s finer pleasures; champagne, chocolate &

tastings at a local food market. Join us to visit some of the world’s

best chocolate makers, discover the secrets of one of the most

typical Parisian markets, the Marché d’Aligre & visit the world

famous Moet & Chandon champagne house.

6 days – Daily departures

from $1419 to $1869

Low season 4★ High season 4★ (based on a Monday departure)

indulge in your passion for the finer

things in life!

Italy | A Little Taste of Chianti

Home to Italy’s most famous wine, the Chianti region with its

gently rolling hills, sprawling vineyards & charming hilltop towns is

the perfect venue to learn about & taste Tuscany’s famous wines.

Stay at the well-appointed Borgo San Luigi immersed in the Tuscan

countryside.

4 days – Daily departures

from $1009 to $1189

Low season 4★ High season 4★

Portugal | Porto & Douro Wine Tour

The North of Portugal is rich in culture & history and home to the

Douro River Valley wine area, a well-kept secret for decades.

Experience its wines by taking an exploration of the senses on

this fascinating tour in to the heart of Port wine country.

6 days – Daily departures

from $599 to $699

Low season 4★ High season 4★

Italy | Tuscan Flavours at Villa Pitiana

Villa Pitiana is placed in the heart of Tuscany & reflects its colours

& flavours. Only 25 minutes from Florence, Villa Pitiana sparkles an

elegant yellow in the wooded landscape and is an ideal base for

touring. Choose between a 4 or 6-day wine & cooking package with

classes held in the ancient monks’ refectory.

Italy | Cucina del Gusto

Situated in the town of Sant’Agata sui due Golfi, Relais Oasi Olimpia

could be considered one of Sorrento’s most beautiful boutique hotels.

And it is here that “La Cucina del Gusto”, permits you to live the

experience of real Italian cuisine at its cooking school, recognized as the

best on the Amalfi Coast & Sorrento! Choose from 5 or 7-day package!

5 days – Daily departures

from $2849 to $3329

Low season 4★ High season 4★ (also available for 7 days)

Spain | Rioja Wine & Land of the Castles

Explore Spain’s wine region of La Rioja; travel through many interesting

& historic villages & towns & visit the birthplace of Cervantes. This

self-drive tour takes you through some of Spain’s most treasured wine

regions, while discovering Spain’s history through its castles.

6 days – Daily departures

from $729 to $799

Low season 3★ High season 3★ (also available in 4★)

Italy | Veneto Vintages

Enjoy the serenity of Hotel Villa Luppis while learning the secrets of

Mediterranean cuisine, sampling typical local dishes and tasting some

of the finest wines of the Veneto region. Enjoy dinners in specially

selected gourmet restaurants & visits & tastings of Grappa, local wines

& Prosecco.

4 days – Daily departures

from $689 to $809

Low season 4★ High season 4★ (also available for 6 days)

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Minimum & maximum prices are per person based on double occupancy & include hotel tax & service charges.

Supplements may be applicable. Local City Taxes not included (paid locally). Valid for travel April 01 - October 31, 2014.

4 days – Daily departures

from $999 to $999

Low season 4★ High season 4★

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City Breaks

Travel

Perfect to add on to the beginning or end of your

vacation or, add transfers from the cruise pier and you

have a perfect pre- or post-cruise stay. Create your own

custom vacation by combining two, three or four of

these tours for your personalized City Break Vacation!

Each City Break consists of 3 nights of carefully

chosen hotel accommodation plus the most important

sightseeing. CIT Tours offers City Breaks throughout

Europe, in major cities or delightful smaller ones –

visit our web-site at cittours.ca to see the full range.

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Choose your perfect City Break!

Italy | Rome – The EMPEROR’S Tour

Take a City Break in a city brimming over with ancient history, fantastic

restaurants & exclusive shopping. Visit Rome’s most important historic

sites including a visit inside the coliseum and a tour to the medieval

hill town of Tivoli and the gardens of the Villa D’Este.

4 days – Daily departures

from $449 to $579

Low season 3★ High season 3★ (also available in 4★)

Italy | Florence – Art & History

A treasure nestled in the heart of Italy, regal & historic; Florence is

famous for its glorious artwork & cultural heritage. Enjoy this 4-day City

Break which includes a guided City Walking tour plus visits to the

famous Accademia & Uffizi Galleries.

4 days – Daily departures

from $399 to $519

Low season 3★ High season 3★ (also available in 4★)

Portugal | EXPERIENCE LISBON

Spread along the banks of the River Tagus, Lisbon is characterized

by its quaint neighbourhoods & many small & traditional taverns

offering traditional cuisine accompanied by the sounds of Fado

music. On this City Break you’ll visit the most important Lisbon

sites, taste Port Wine & enjoy a half-day visit to Sintra.

4 days – Daily departures

from $389 to $389

Low season 3★ High season 3★ (also available in 4★)

Germany | Munich – A Bavarian Welcome!

Discover Germany’s modern, cosmopolitan city with a big heart.

Famed for the Hofbräuhaus beer hall & town hall Glockenspiel.

During your stay visit the famous castles of Neuschwanstein &

Linderhof & Oberammergau, home to the famous passion play.

4 days – Daily departures

from $869 to $869

Low season 3★ High season 3★ (also available in 4★)

France | Paris – L’Art de Vivre

A City Break in Paris opens the door to art, love & history. A guided visit

to Versailles, the beautiful chateau that was the principal residence of

the French kings from the time of Louis XIV to Louis XVI, an Historic City

Tour & dinner at the Eiffel Tower with cruise is included.

4 days – Daily departures

from $669 to $939

Low season 3★ High season 3★ based on a Friday departure (also available in 4★)

England | Royal London

With visits to three of London’s Royal Palaces; the Tower of London,

Hampton Court & Kensington Palace, you’ll gain a full insight into British

royalty through the ages. Discover the 900-year history of the Tower of

London & marvel at the Crown Jewels, or glimpse a modern exhibition

of Diana’s dresses.

4 days – Daily departures

from $669 to $869

Low season 3★ High season 3★ based on a Monday departure (also available in 4★)

Exiting cities – exciting visits – that’s

a City Break!

Spain | Barcelona – Modern & Classic

Take time to stroll along Las Ramblas admiring the architecture &

abundance of street performers. Travel to the mountain monastery

of Montserrat, a source of inspiration for myths & home of the

famed sculpture “La Moreneta”.

4 days – Daily departures

from $599 to $639

Low season 3★ High season 3★ based on a Monday departure (also available in 4★)

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Minimum & maximum prices are per person based on double occupancy & include hotel tax & service charges.

Supplements may be applicable. Local City Taxes not included (paid locally). Valid for travel April 01 - October 31, 2014.

Italy | Venice – Past & Present

Canals, gondolas, majestic palaces & piazzas; few cities in the world

project such strong images as Venice. A morning walking tour will

display the best of the Serenissima Republic recalling its charming past,

with explanations of its main monuments plus enjoy a gondola tour.

4 days – Daily departures

from $559 to $689

Low season 3★ High season 3★ based on a Sunday departure (also available in 4★)

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Self-Drive Tours

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This ultimate freedom vacation can see you slowly

meandering through the lush countryside & hills of

Tuscany, through the glens & mountain passes of

Scotland or past the glistening lakes of Italy’s northern

regions with the freedom and flexibility to explore

at your own pace. With all hotels pre-booked and a

suggested day-to-day itinerary highlighting what to

see-and-do along the route, a self-drive tour allows a

relaxed approach to sight-seeing & flexibility to change

your day as you travel along the way.

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The ultimate freedom to go at your own pace

Italy | History & Love

Explore Tuscany & the famous Cinque Terre at your own pace.

Enjoy some time in Florence before setting off to discover the

surrounding countryside, visiting Pisa, famous for it’s Pizza dei

Miracoli then on to Monterosso set in the enchanting Cinque Terre.

8 days – Daily departure

from $1179 to $1319

Low season 3★ High season 4★

United Kingdom | British Manor Houses

Travel the length of the kingdom from England’s capital city of

London northward to Scotland’s capital city of Edinburgh. Visit the

most interesting points using the included English Heritage Pass &

live like a lord or lady staying at historic 4 star manor houses.

8 days – Daily departure

from $1309 to $1469

Low season 4★ High season 4★ based on a Saturday departure

Meandering through the historic

european landscape with flexibility.

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Full day-to-day itineraries are published on our web-site at www.cittours.ca

Germany | Bavaria & Heidelberg Circle

This very well designed Self-drive tour takes you on a circle from

Frankfurt to Southern Germany´s most historic places: Rothenburg ob

der Tauber, Neuschwanstein Castle, Würzburg, Heidelberg, Munich

& along the scenic Romantic Road with admissions included to

Johannisburg Palace & Gardens (Aschaffenburg).

8 days – Daily departure

from $1339 to $1339

Low season 3★ High season 3★

Italy | Tuscan Art & Wine

The perfect self-drive vacation for the independent traveller

wanting to discover Tuscany with a focus of its Art & Wine.

Immerse yourself in the surrounding vineyards, enjoy wine

tastings and visit spectacular towns like Siena, Cortona plus the

characteristic towns of the Chianti region.

6 days – Daily departure

from $919 to $999

Low season 3★ High season 3★ (also available in 4★)

Scotland | Castles & Manors

Enjoy 8 days living like royalty, staying in luxurious historic Castle Hotels

& Manor Houses. A Scottish Heritage Pass is included giving you free

entrance to historic properties of Historic Scotland and the National Trust

of Scotland including Edinburgh Castle, Urquhart Castle and many more.

8 days – Daily departure

from $1359 to $1619

Low season 3/4★ High season 3/4★

Minimum & maximum prices are person based on double occupancy and are correct at time of printing.

Supplements applicable & any local City Taxes not included. Valid for travel April 01 - October 31, 2014.

Italy | Alternate South

Visit the less discovered Southern Italy regions of Puglia & Basilicata.

Rich in art and history & home to many wondrous sites such as the

‘trulli’ of Alberobello, the wonderful Baroque town of Lecce and the

historic Sassi of Matera.

8 days – Daily departure

from $1079 to $1169

Low season 3★ High season 3★ (also available in 4★)

Spain | Land of the Conquerors

Spend 8 days visiting the monumental cities of Spain’s ‘Conquistadores’

exploring the consistently beautiful unspoiled regions of Extremadura

and Castilla. Visit the birthplaces of Spain’s famed ‘Conquistadors’

such as Pizarro & Hernan Cortes & the many historic cathedrals of this

fascinating area.

8 days – Daily departure

from $1049 to $1089

Low season 3★ High season 3★ (also available in 4★)

Portugal | Authentic Flavours of Portugal

From the Phoenicians to the Romans, from the Moors to the new generations,

all have influenced Portuguese cuisine and are here for you to discover on this

11 day self-drive vacation. Departing from Lisbon you’ll visit some of Portugal’s

most interesting towns, historical sites & taste the history in its cuisine.

11 days – Daily departure

from $949 to $1229

Low season 3★ High season 3★ (also available in 4★)

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For Worry-Free Driving Choose a Fully

Inclusive Car Rental from AVIS or Maggiore.

Full car rental conditions, descriptions & pricing are available on our web-site at cittours.ca.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Bookings made with CIT

Tours (a division of Carisma International Travel & Tours)

(hereafter referred to as CIT) involve an agreement

between you and CIT plus other suppliers who provide the

services for which you pay. CIT does not own, manage,

control or operate any transportation vehicle, hotel, resort

or other supplier of services and is not responsible for

their acts or omissions. The following information and

conditions constitutes your binding contract with CIT and

its suppliers. Please read carefully and understand all

the information on this page as it sets out the conditions

governing the provision of services.

TO Make A BOOkING: CIT accepts bookings

through travel agents. All communication prior to your

departure, including payment and/or refund transactions

will only be conducted through your travel agent. Bookings

are accepted subject to availability and are considered

confirmed once the appropriate non-refundable deposit

payments or full payments have been received by CIT and

written confirmation has been issued.

Tours / Packages / Villas &

Apartments*

Hotels & Excursions

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Car rental

Deposit amount

$300 per person

$50 per person or 10% of

total price

$50 per car

*Certain villas and/or apartments may require a higher

deposit amount. Details on request.

Payment: Payment must be made through your travel

agent by cheque or with the following credit cards: VISA,

MasterCard, American Express or Diners Card. If you make

a payment with a credit card, CIT Tours will appear as

the vendor on your statement and not the travel agency.

Verbal authorization via your travel agent, to use your

credit card for deposit and/or final payment indicates your

compliance with our terms and conditions, whether or not

you have signed the appropriate draft. The travel agent is

responsible for securing and retaining a signature on file.

In the event that a cardholder refuses to honour a charge,

CIT will hold the travel agent of record responsible for the

full amount.

Full payment is required 45 days prior to commencement

of services. Reservations made within 45 days of

commencement must be accompanied by full payment..

CIT reserves the right to cancel bookings where payment

has not been received within five days of the due date.

Cancellations: The intention to cancel must be

communicated in writing to your travel agent. Cancellation

penalties will be calculated based on the time notification

is received by CIT and are as follows:

Tours & Excursions

• cancellations received up to 45 days prior to departure

– deposit amount

• cancellations received between 45 and 21 days prior to

departure – 50% of total cost per person

• cancellations received less than 21 days prior to

departure – 100% of total cost per person.

Villas & Apartments

• cancellations received up to 45 days prior to departure

– deposit amount

• cancellations received between 44 and 30 days prior to

departure – 50% of total cost per person

• cancellations received less than 30 days prior to

departure or for non-arrival – 100% of total cost

per person

Hotel

• cancellations received more than 21 days prior to

departure - $50 per person or 10% of total cost

whichever is greater

• cancellations received between 21 & 14 days prior to

departure - 50% of total cost per person

• cancellations received less than 14 days prior to

departure or for non-arrival - 100% of total cost

per person

Car Rental

• cancellations received more than 3 days prior to

departure – $50 per car or 10% of total cost whichever

is greater

• cancellations received less than 3 days prior to departure

or no shows – $50 plus one day’s rental cost • Unused

days are non-refundable.

Air

• cancellation and/or revision fees will be advised at the

time of reservation and are subject to the rules and

regulations as deemed by individual airline policy.

CANCELLATION NOTIFICATIONS must be sent in

writing and shall include all documentation.

INSuRANCE: We strongly recommend that you

purchase adequate insurance coverage appropriate

to your needs.

CHANGES/REVISIONS TO BOOkINGS: CIT will

make every effort to accommodate requests for changes

or revisions to bookings. Change fees apply as follows:

ALL TOUR PACKAGES – changes made more than 14 days

prior to departure - $50. No changes are possible less

than 14 days prior to departure.

VILLAS & APARTMENTS – changes made more than 75

days prior to departure - $60. Changes made at any other

time will be considered as a cancellation and incur the

appropriate cancellation fees.

HOTEL – more than 14 days prior to departure - $50.

Changes less than 14 days prior will be considered as a

cancellation and incur the appropriate cancellation fees.

CAR - more than three days prior to departure - $50.

Changes less than 3 days prior to departure will be

considered a cancellation and incur the appropriate

cancellation fees.

In the event that changes result in occupancy changes

due to the cancellation of one or more passengers the

remaining passengers shall be responsible for the new

occupancy rate.

PRICE INCREASES: All prices advertised in the

brochure are calculated using fixed costs at the time of

publication. These costs are dependent on fuel costs,

rates of exchange and other factors and should these

change the Tour Operator reserves the right to increase

the price. However, should a price increase be greater

than 7% the consumer has the right to cancel the contract

for travel services and be refunded the total amount paid

to the Tour Operator, unless the increase is as a result of

Government imposed taxes or fuel surcharges approved

by the Canadian Transportation Agency.

Cancellation of Services: The Tour Operator

will have no responsibility beyond the refund of all monies

received in the event of certain services being cancelled.

The refund will be deemed to constitute full and final

settlement.

HOTEL RATINGS: CIT TOURS has no control over

the official star grading appointed to each hotel,

as in Europe hotels are allocated their star grading

by the Regional Tourist Authority, based on certain

predetermined criteria. We have indicated this grading

next to each hotel’s description. The official star rating

and price will give a good indication of the standard

and range of facilities you can expect. Air-conditioning is

often controlled by each hotel and restricted according

to weather conditions or available mid-June to mid-

September only.

TOuR OPERATOR Responsibility: The Tour

Operator (herein referred to as CIT) takes great care in

making arrangements with suppliers of services (i.e.:

airlines, hotels, ground transportation companies, cruise

lines, etc.), which together form the travel services you

have purchased. CIT acts solely as agents for suppliers,

the suppliers are independent parties over which CIT

exercises no direct control. CIT shall not be liable for

any claims, losses, damages, costs, expenses, delays or

loss of enjoyment of any nature or kind whatsoever, to

you or your travelling companions or group members,

resulting from the acts, omissions or negligence of anyone

other than us or our employees acting properly on our

behalf. Law, tariffs or conditions on tickets may also limit

suppliers’ liability and in particular, you should read and

understand the limitations of liability set forth in the airline

ticket or cruise documentation. A travel agent who sells or

offers to sell travel services to a customer shall promptly

provide the customer(s) a copy of the CIT travel brochure.

The agent shall inform the passenger of the need to read

the terms and conditions of this brochure. We strongly

recommend that you consider the various types of

insurance products offered by CIT.

NOTICE TO TRAVELLERS: Travellers should be aware

that different living standards and practices may exist

outside of Canada including but not limited to: provision

of utilities, e.g. water and electricity; air-conditioning;

accommodations; services of all kinds; food; food

preparation; and water quality. CIT shall not be responsible

for any loss, damage or injury resulting from different living

standards.

DOCuMENTATION: Travel documents are issued

and sent to your travel agent no later than 14 days

prior to departure. For reservations that include hotel

accommodation, excursions, tours, villas and/or a car

rental a voucher is provided in order for you to receive

the services booked. It is your responsibility to obtain, at

your expense, all documentation required by the relevant

government authorities, including those for your return to

Canada. Ask your travel agent for details. Customs and /

or immigration officials, at their own discretion, can deny

a traveller entry into their country. CIT cannot be held

responsible for denied entry under any circumstances.

Refunds: No refunds or adjustments will be made

for any portion of the trip or attendant services not taken

or used.

Customer Service: CIT must be given every

opportunity to resolve customer complaints in destination.

All concerns must be addressed to the supplier’s customer

service department in Europe (contact details are supplied

with tickets). Only unresolved Customer Service issues,

which were properly addressed in Italy, can be submitted

in writing within 30 days after termination of scheduled

travel dates. Claims or demands received after 30 days will

not be responded to. Please allow 90 days for processing

and include any unused documents with correspondence.

All correspondence must be directed through the travel

agent of record.

CIT is not responsible for any representations made

by Travel Agents, hotel employees or suppliers of any

kind. No agent or representative of CIT may waive any

provisions of these Terms & Conditions. The invalidity of

any provision contained herein shall not affect the validity

of any other provision.

Prices displayed are valid for departures from

April 01 - October 31, 2014. TICO registration numbers:

Wholesale 50015555 Retail 50015554

Ontario Registration No. 212622

CIT Tours

7007 Islington Avenue, Suite 205

Woodbridge, Ontario L4L 4T5


Rely on our expertise

to bring you some of the best tours & excursions

in all of Central & South America!

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905.264.0328 | 800.387.0711

Prices contained in the brochure are valid for departures from

April 01 - October 31, 2014. Printed January 2014.

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