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Louise Halfpenny<br />

Jean Follet <strong>Thompson</strong><br />

Dear Friends and Fellow Walkers<br />

Iam delighted to bring you our<br />

programme of Walks for 2016.<br />

We believe that slow travel is the best way to<br />

see the world, be it in the heady air amid<br />

towering mountains, striding out along pristine<br />

sandy beaches, or strolling through dappled<br />

woods and along sleepy country lanes.<br />

More than three decades have passed since we<br />

started The Wayfarers and now, more than ever<br />

before, I am firmly of the opinion that the benefits<br />

of seeing a country close-up, on foot and<br />

supporting local artisans and independent businesses in the process, is<br />

the way to have a vacation that is a truly enriching experience.<br />

And of course, it’s enormous fun too! That’s due in no small part to our<br />

“secret ingredient”, our team of Walk Leaders and Managers. Their expert<br />

local knowledge ensures we meet local characters and enjoy a host of<br />

memorable experiences along the trail.<br />

And after the day’s hike ends? We stay in characterful but comfortable<br />

inns and hotels that reflect the traditions of the area. We eat delicious<br />

meals made with care and sample local specialties. Across the dinner<br />

table and along the trail we forge new friendships and renew old ones.<br />

Our aim is to give you the best hiking vacation ever and once we meet up<br />

at our rendezvous point, we take care of everything, so all there is to do is<br />

enjoy the trail.<br />

I am very excited about our new Walks for 2016. We take you to the Outer<br />

Hebrides, the remote islands off the west of Scotland. Extraordinarily beautiful,<br />

life there has changed little in generations.<br />

In the southwest of England we visit picturesque North Cornwall, long<br />

famed for Tintagel, King Arthur’s birthplace, and, more recently, the filming<br />

locations for Doc Martin and Poldark.<br />

And, yes, I am biased, because it is where Betsy and I live, but our Walk “far<br />

from the madding crowd” in Dorset is a rare treat. We discover villages<br />

little changed in centuries and a stunning coastline showing off millions of<br />

years of history.<br />

We have a wonderful and exhilarating new take on England’s Lake District,<br />

and a fantastic sojourn in the lush land of Burgundy, tracing the story of<br />

some of the finest French wines.<br />

Our Private Walks allow you and a group of friends or family to enjoy an<br />

exclusive brochure Walk, or we can provide an itinerary tailor-made for<br />

you. Just contact us to find out more.<br />

Do take a look at our first Wayfarers Travel Collection. We have put<br />

together a selection of special-interest vacations we know you’ll love and<br />

which we can personally recommend.<br />

I hope you enjoy browsing this brochure and planning your 2016 vacation.<br />

All of us at The Wayfarers look forward to having you walk with us soon.<br />

Michael West, Founder


table of contents<br />

2 Wayfaring - the ultimate in slow travel<br />

4 Service, fellowship and comfort<br />

6 Caring for people and the environment<br />

8 Private Walks<br />

9 Back to Back Walks<br />

Photo Contest 2015<br />

10 United Kingdom & Ireland<br />

14 England Thomas Hardy's Dorset NEW<br />

Far from the Madding Crow<br />

15 England The Lake District NEW<br />

Glittering lakes, majestic mountains<br />

16 England Cornwall<br />

Smugglers’ coves and spectacular gardens<br />

17 England North Cornwall NEW<br />

King Arthur's Tintagel and Poldark<br />

18 England Northumbria<br />

Land of castles, saints and Vikings<br />

19 England Coast to Coast:<br />

Across The Lake District and Yorkshire Dales to the sea<br />

20 England The Cotswolds<br />

Quintessential England<br />

21 England Jane Austen Country<br />

Insiders’ guide to Jane’s family life<br />

22 England Pentillie Castle:<br />

Live like a Lord in a private castle<br />

23 England ‘Downton Abbey’:<br />

Victorian splendor and megalithic monuments<br />

24 England Yorkshire<br />

The Fells and Dales of James Herriot country<br />

25 Wales Pembrokeshire Coast<br />

The Wild Coast of Wales<br />

26 Scotland Outer Hebrides NEW<br />

Skye, Lewis and Harris<br />

27 Scotland The Highlands<br />

Serene lochs, majestic mountains and Royal Edinburgh<br />

28 N. Ireland Northern Ireland<br />

Historic cities, spectacular glens, wild coasts<br />

29 Ireland The Ring of Kerry<br />

Dingle Peninsula and Celtic history<br />

30 Europe ~ Spain & France<br />

33 Spain Camino de Santiago<br />

Life-affirming journey on the ancient Pilgrimage Route<br />

34 France/Spain Pays Basque<br />

Wild landscapes, sparkling coast and sophisticated resorts<br />

35 France Brittany & Normandy<br />

D-Day Landings and Mont St Michel<br />

36 France Burgundy by Barge<br />

Gourmet cuisine by luxury barge<br />

37 France Burgundy NEW<br />

Walks and Wines from Beaune to Cluny<br />

38 France Alsace<br />

Villages, Vosges & Vineyards<br />

39 France Provence<br />

Fragrances, fine dining and artistic inspiration<br />

40 Europe ~ Italy<br />

43 Italy Puglia<br />

Beauty, history and local cuisine<br />

44 Italy The Veneto NEW<br />

Palladio and Prosecco<br />

45 Italy The Dolomites<br />

Italy's awesome wild mountains<br />

46 Italy Lucca to Siena<br />

A Pilgrim Way<br />

47 Italy Classic Tuscany<br />

Birthplace of the Renaissance<br />

48 Italy Tuscany & Umbria<br />

Bucolic landscapes, vineyards and Renaissance splendor<br />

49 Italy The Italian Lakes<br />

Como, Maggiore, Lugano & Orta<br />

50 Italy The Amalfi Coast & The Isle of Capri<br />

Vintage glamour and Roman remains<br />

51 Italy Cinque Terre<br />

The glamorous Italian Riviera<br />

52 Italy Western Sicily<br />

Ancient temples, nature reserves and fortified wine<br />

53 Italy Eastern Sicily<br />

Mount Etna, Classical sites and coastal paths<br />

54 Europe<br />

57 Austria Winter Tyrolean Alps NEW<br />

Hiking or cross-country skiing<br />

58 Germany, Bavaria & Tyrolean Alps NEW<br />

Austria<br />

Alpine perfection and fairytale palaces<br />

60 Norway Bergen & the Western Fjords<br />

Spectacular fjords and unforgettable scenery<br />

61 Slovenia Slovenia<br />

Mountains, lakes and unspoiled rural life<br />

62 Croatia The Dalmatian Coast<br />

Islands, sleepy villages and shining seas<br />

64 Czech Republic Vienna to Prague<br />

Crossroads of Europe<br />

65 Czech Republic, Prague to Dresden<br />

Germany Landscape of artists and poets<br />

66 The Americas, Africa & The Pacific<br />

69 United States Colorado<br />

Summertime adventure in Wilderness Mountains<br />

70 United States Utah<br />

The Grand Canyon, Bryce & Zion<br />

71 United States New Mexico<br />

Ancient Land of Enchantment<br />

72 Argentina Patagonia<br />

The Remote Paradise<br />

74 New Zealand New Zealand<br />

Spectacular South Island<br />

76 The Wayfarers’ Travel Collection<br />

78 Frequently asked questions<br />

79 Preparing for your Walk<br />

81 Walk Schedule<br />

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Wayfaring ~<br />

the ultimate<br />

Roy Robinson<br />

the ultimate<br />

slow travel, means<br />

absorbing each<br />

‘Wayfaring’,<br />

destination up close,<br />

on foot and with friends.<br />

Nothing beats the simple rhythm of gentle<br />

walking and good fellowship in beautiful<br />

places. You see and appreciate so much. All<br />

your senses come alive; you can smell the<br />

fragrance of clean air, hear birdsong, see<br />

spectacular views and taste the local delicacies.<br />

You can stop to look, talk and listen.<br />

There’s time to appreciate and enjoy, seeing<br />

deeper and discovering more.<br />

With The Wayfarers you can literally<br />

walk away from the noisy highway of<br />

motorized travel and escape along a<br />

greener, fresher, more natural path.<br />

When will you join The Wayfarers’ circle of<br />

friends on our great adventure wandering<br />

the world?<br />

~<br />

‘The routes were gorgeous and the<br />

heritage talks fascinating. I especially<br />

like the way Alan developed the talks to<br />

chronologically fit with the landscape of<br />

the areas we explored over the course<br />

of the week.’<br />

~<br />

‘I enjoy walking and being alone with<br />

my thoughts while still being in a group<br />

and able to chat with new friends if I<br />

want. I enjoy meeting new people.’<br />

~<br />

The best guides in the business<br />

On a Wayfarers’ walking vacation you<br />

travel with a small group of like-minded<br />

people under the guidance of our<br />

renowned Walk Leaders. After 30 years in<br />

the travel business we believe that no<br />

other tour operator big or small has<br />

guides like ours.<br />

Wayfarers’ Walk Leaders all have personal<br />

connections with the area you’ll be<br />

visiting. They know the real country and<br />

the ways of the people who live there.<br />

They are founts of knowledge, full of<br />

details about the history, culture and<br />

wildlife.<br />

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in slow travel<br />

They know the best place to get traditional<br />

Sicilian ice cream in Siracusa and where to<br />

see golden plover on the Yorkshire moors<br />

beloved of James Herriot. They’ll tell the<br />

stories of the real people who lived in<br />

historic homes like Highclere Castle, made<br />

famous by TV’s ‘Downton Abbey’. They can<br />

identify Alpine herbs, tell you which rare<br />

liqueurs they flavor, and raise a glass with<br />

you in the evening as you rest and discuss<br />

the day’s walking.<br />

While our Walk Leaders dedicate themselves<br />

to walking alongside you, our everresourceful<br />

Walk Managers take care of all<br />

the logistics. They transport your luggage,<br />

meet you along the Walk with delicious<br />

picnics and appetizing snacks and go on<br />

ahead to ensure a welcoming reception at<br />

your hotel.<br />

We take care to limit the sizes of our groups<br />

to a maximum of 16 people with most<br />

groups averaging 10-12 people. With a ratio<br />

of at least two staff to every group you are<br />

assured of the highest levels of service and<br />

attention at all times.<br />

Call us at 1-800-249-4620 (US & Canada)<br />

Caring, fun and charismatic, our Walk<br />

Leaders and Walk Managers are drawn<br />

from a huge variety of backgrounds. Over<br />

the years they have included retired<br />

colonels, farmers, ambassadors and<br />

academics.<br />

Whatever their backgrounds, all<br />

our Walk staff share one thing in common:<br />

they will look after you superbly, entertain<br />

you and become your friend.<br />

~<br />

‘The Walk Leaders are excellent and<br />

always engaged with you. They’re very<br />

knowledgeable about the area; its history<br />

and culture. They do far more than get<br />

you from A to B.’<br />

~<br />

‘We love The Wayfarers’ screening of<br />

Leaders and Managers. Their lives are so<br />

integral to the walks.’<br />

~<br />

‘The Wayfarers hire the best people. It’s<br />

an extraordinary organization and I feel<br />

blessed to have found it.’<br />

~<br />

‘Food was delicious and bountiful!’<br />

~<br />

Stephen Banks<br />

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Dave Robertson<br />

Stephen Banks<br />

Service, fellowship<br />

Few travel companies can say that<br />

guests have a direct line of communication<br />

to the ‘chief executive’. Our<br />

Founder, Michael West, responds<br />

personally to emails and sends individual<br />

replies to everyone who fills in a feedback<br />

form after a Walk.<br />

Michael’s accessibility is typical of our<br />

personal, people-focused approach. We want<br />

you to have a wonderful time when you join<br />

our circle of friends.<br />

We strive to exceed your expectations and<br />

make our trips even better every year. We<br />

stay in hand-picked hotels and accommo -<br />

dations that combine comfort with character,<br />

adding to your overall experience of a<br />

destination.<br />

Meals are equally select and distinctive;<br />

featuring delicacies prepared the traditional<br />

way by chefs who love their culinary<br />

heritage. There is ample opportunity to<br />

sample and share amazing local specialties.<br />

At the same time, we understand that<br />

guests may have dietary requirements and<br />

we ensure that everyone enjoys a menu<br />

tailored to their individual preferences.<br />

We offer superb value for money; everything<br />

is included, from meals and drinks to<br />

accommodation and guides. Our guests are<br />

discerning people who understand the<br />

quality of our Walks. In fact they often say<br />

they get far more than they paid for, after<br />

all, how can you put a price on friendship<br />

and lifelong great memories?<br />

~<br />

‘This has been my third walk with<br />

Wayfarers. I’ve been very impressed with<br />

the consistency of the exceptional quality<br />

of the accommodations and meals.’<br />

~<br />

‘What makes Wayfarers Walks so special<br />

is the visits with local people and the<br />

invitations to their homes.’<br />

~<br />

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Stephen Banks<br />

and comfort<br />

Unique itineraries<br />

Our wonderful itineraries are unique to<br />

The Wayfarers. We develop all of our own<br />

trips personally and update them afresh<br />

every year. Even in well-visited areas, we<br />

offer inspired routes and local contacts<br />

that you won’t find with any other tour<br />

company.<br />

We offer an enticing mix, from bucket list<br />

showstoppers in popular destinations to<br />

trips in adventurous areas off the beaten<br />

track. Whether it’s the untracked wild<br />

expanse of Patagonia, deep forests on the<br />

borders of the Czech Republic, or trails<br />

high in the mountains of New Mexico, it’s<br />

our pleasure to find the path less traveled<br />

and guide you expertly along it.<br />

Wherever you walk with us, we want you<br />

to savor each step, because the journey is<br />

the adventure.<br />

~<br />

‘It’s seeing all the secret stuff’<br />

~<br />

‘My 10th Walk could be my favorite!!<br />

The attention to every detail, flexibility<br />

and perfect weather made this a<br />

stunning success.’<br />

What’s included in a<br />

Wayfarers’ Walk<br />

• Small group sizes - 10-12 people on<br />

average with a maximum of 16<br />

• Full-time services of a Walk Leader<br />

and Walk Manager<br />

• A backup vehicle for resting<br />

walkers and moving luggage<br />

• Comprehensive Travel Information<br />

Package and Reading List<br />

• Diverse itineraries with an<br />

emphasis on history, geography,<br />

culture, peoples, flora and fauna<br />

• Demonstrations, wine tastings,<br />

admissions to museums and<br />

historic sites<br />

• All ground transfers (ferries,<br />

cable cars, trains, etc) as specified<br />

• Maps and unique souvenirs to<br />

commemorate your trip<br />

• First-class accommodation with<br />

cultural and historical interest<br />

• All meals (unless noted).<br />

Special dietary requirements?<br />

No problem!<br />

• Wine with dinner<br />

• On-trail snacks and refreshments<br />

• All gratuities at hotels<br />

and restaurants<br />

Stephen Banks Allan Rock<br />

For more details: www.thewayfarers.com<br />

or call us at 1-800-249-4620 (US & Canada)<br />

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Stephen Banks<br />

Caring for people and<br />

Dick Dixon<br />

Loyalty Rewards for<br />

Wayfarers’ Friends<br />

Walking with The Wayfarers<br />

brings direct benefit to the<br />

people who welcome us<br />

so warmly to their region.<br />

As the ultimate ‘slow travelers’ we believe<br />

that meeting and spending time with<br />

those who care for their heritage is good<br />

for everyone. Our support nurtures local<br />

economies and we gain greater insight<br />

into local culture.<br />

As a small, independent company, we<br />

naturally understand the ‘small is beautiful’<br />

approach. We avoid hotel chains in favor of<br />

locally-owned inns, eat in restaurants<br />

serving food grown by local farmers and<br />

use local transportation and amenities. At<br />

the end of a trip we come away with<br />

genuine understanding and appreciation<br />

of the people and places we visit.<br />

The Wayfarers has long supported the<br />

principles of ecotourism as itemized by<br />

The International Ecotourism Society. These<br />

include building environmental and<br />

cultural awareness and respect and raising<br />

sensitivity to host countries’ political,<br />

environmental and social climate.<br />

We’re members of the Adventure Travel<br />

Trade Association (ATTA) an alliance of tour<br />

operators which recognizes that adventure<br />

tourism is inextricably dependent on<br />

natural and cultural resources and<br />

protection and promotion of these is a<br />

vital part of responsible tourism.<br />

We directly support a wide range of local,<br />

national and international charities and<br />

conservation initiatives. Nearly 20 of our<br />

Walks feature World Heritage sites and in<br />

>> After One Walk -<br />

You join the thousands of alumni<br />

who we call Wayfarers' Friends.<br />

Benefits: Special Wayfarers' Friends’<br />

Price, eligible for Friends promotions.<br />

>> After Six Walks -<br />

Wayfarers' Friends are<br />

automatically enrolled<br />

in the Founders' Circle.<br />

Benefits: Welcome Gift<br />

Pack, advance notice of new Walks,<br />

early-bird booking privileges and<br />

late-booking deals.<br />

>> After 12 Walks -<br />

Wayfarers' Friends are eligible for a<br />

FREE 13th Walk.<br />

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the environment<br />

the UK we visit more than 18 National<br />

Trust properties.<br />

None of this is new. We have cared about<br />

the people and places we visit ever since<br />

our inception more than 30 years ago and<br />

we have remained true to our values.<br />

~<br />

‘It’s much less touristic. You get out in<br />

the countryside and see the real life of<br />

the country’<br />

~<br />

‘Enriching conversations with leaders and<br />

participants. Very interesting part of the<br />

world. I learned a great deal while having<br />

fun in beautiful hotels with delicious food<br />

and wine.’<br />

~<br />

FOUNDERS’ WALKS 2016<br />

UNESCO World Heritage site Český Krumlov,<br />

Czech Republic<br />

The Wayfarers is proud to be a member of<br />

the Trusted Adventures travel alliance.<br />

We are a group of distinguished industry<br />

pioneers dedicated to the highest standards<br />

of small group travel and to giving back to<br />

the places where we travel.<br />

The Royal Oak Foundation<br />

Make the most of your time<br />

in the British Isles and<br />

help the National Trust’s<br />

Conservation Efforts<br />

Membership starts at US$ 65<br />

100% tax deductible<br />

Free entry to 350+ properties in England, Wales,<br />

Northern Ireland and 100 properties in Scotland<br />

www.royal-oak.org<br />

Scotland: Outer Hebrides<br />

May 29 - June 4<br />

France: Burgundy<br />

June 5-11<br />

Roy Robinson<br />

Christopher Hague and Michael West,<br />

Co-Founders of The Wayfarers, look<br />

forward to hosting you on one of the<br />

Founders’ Walks in 2016.<br />

Are Founders’ Walks reserved solely<br />

for members of the Founders’ Circle?<br />

Absolutely not! Everyone is welcome<br />

to sign up for a Founders’ Walk, but<br />

they do fill up fast so be quick!<br />

‘Part of the fun<br />

is to go on a<br />

Founders’ Walk<br />

and be the first<br />

to see a<br />

new destination.’<br />

Call us at 1-800-249-4620 (US & Canada)<br />

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Courtney Dunn<br />

Private Walks<br />

Create your very own dream vacation<br />

Our Private Walks are a<br />

splendid way to celebrate a<br />

special anniversary or<br />

event by creating your<br />

own guestlist and itinerary. You choose<br />

the time, the place and the company<br />

and we will give you the perfect<br />

Wayfarers’ experience of a lifetime.<br />

Private Walks are great for bringing<br />

together family groups of all ages.<br />

When families are far-flung and see<br />

less of each other than they would like,<br />

the chance to spend quality time<br />

together is especially precious.<br />

We have arranged many birthday and<br />

anniversary trips, hosted college<br />

alumni and walking clubs and<br />

arranged specialist tours at the highest<br />

level for people particularly interested<br />

in art, cuisine, gardening or wine.<br />

Private Walks are completely customized and<br />

you can walk as much or little as you want,<br />

add or delete places on the itinerary and<br />

choose from our full range of hotel options.<br />

You can choose to group book an existing<br />

Wayfarers’ brochure itinerary and reserve it<br />

entirely for your party. Or you can ask us to<br />

devise you a bespoke, off-brochure Walk; the<br />

choice is yours and we will be delighted to<br />

help. We are always honored to turn celebrations<br />

into lifelong happy memories.<br />

Wayfarers’ Private Walks include:<br />

• Full-time services of a Walk Leader and<br />

Walk Manager.<br />

• A backup vehicle for resting walkers and<br />

moving luggage.<br />

• Upgrades to suit your requirements –<br />

private walks can be ‘off the peg’ or<br />

completely bespoke, it’s your choice.<br />

Contact us to find out more.<br />

Amy Martin<br />

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Sizzling Sicily<br />

Back to Back<br />

>><br />

Have you ever thought about taking<br />

our Walks back-to-back?<br />

Just one transatlantic return trip<br />

gives you the option to really make<br />

the most of your precious vacation<br />

time.<br />

Minimize the jet lag, save on the airfares –<br />

and don’t forget that we’ll treat you to a<br />

night in a hotel in between your Walks, as<br />

well as our Wayfarers Friends’ loyalty<br />

discount on both Walks for first-timers.<br />

Here are some back-to-back options to<br />

whet the appetite:<br />

• Sizzling Sicily – discover ancient<br />

temples, nature reserves, coastal paths<br />

and a volcano on our Walks in the<br />

west and the east of the island.<br />

• Hike the ‘Crossroads of Europe’ and<br />

the fascinating Czech republic by<br />

hiking from Vienna to Prague and then<br />

on to Dresden.<br />

• Two Cornwall Walks offer smugglers’<br />

coves and lush gardens, King Arthur’s<br />

Tintagel and Poldark country.<br />

• Enjoy the craic in the Emerald Isle –<br />

proud cities, glens and wild coasts in<br />

the republic and Northern Ireland.<br />

“For me, back-to-back trips are great values<br />

(one airfare, two great places, free night<br />

between trips) as well as a wonderful way<br />

to immerse myself in the region. Several of<br />

us took both the Western and Eastern Sicily<br />

trips and felt we truly covered the best of<br />

Sicily by doing the two walks together. The<br />

last night of a walk is usually a bit sad for<br />

me, knowing I have to leave a magical<br />

place. Back-to-backs give me another week<br />

to enjoy the country, the food and the<br />

special Wayfarers on the trips.”<br />

Marilyn W.<br />

Kathleen Metsala<br />

Crossroads of Europe<br />

Cornwall<br />

The Emerald Isle<br />

Photo Contest 2015<br />

Thank you to everyone<br />

who submitted<br />

photos for our 2015<br />

photo contest!<br />

Winners receive an item of<br />

quality logo clothing from our<br />

online ‘Get Ready to Walk<br />

Shop’. We are always looking<br />

for more good photos.<br />

Please send us your best shots from<br />

your most recent Walks by email<br />

(5 MB maximum) to<br />

photos@thewayfarers.com or mail a<br />

CD/DVD to our Newport office.<br />

(174 Bellevue Avenue<br />

Newport, RI 02840)<br />

or email photos@theway farers.com<br />

for access to a shared file in Dropbox.<br />

2015<br />

Photo<br />

Contest<br />

Winners:<br />

Dale Brown<br />

Dick Dixon<br />

Louise Halfpenny<br />

Jean Follet <strong>Thompson</strong><br />

Kathy Ross<br />

Call us at 1-800-249-4620 (US & Canada)<br />

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Harriet Plumley<br />

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Ellen Barone<br />

1 Thomas Hardy's Dorset<br />

2 The Lake District<br />

3 Cornwall<br />

4 North Cornwall<br />

5 Northumbria<br />

6 Coast to Coast<br />

7 The Cotswolds<br />

8 Jane Austen Country


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Inverness<br />

Scotland<br />

14<br />

Glasgow<br />

Edinburgh<br />

5<br />

Dave Robertson<br />

15<br />

Northern<br />

Ireland<br />

Belfast<br />

2<br />

6<br />

11<br />

Dublin Manchester<br />

Ireland<br />

Wales England<br />

12<br />

Cardiff<br />

1<br />

7<br />

10<br />

8<br />

London<br />

Al Ludwick<br />

4 9<br />

3<br />

0 miles 100<br />

9 Pentillie Castle<br />

10 ‘Downton Abbey’<br />

11 Yorkshire<br />

12 Pembrokeshire Coast<br />

13 Outer Hebrides<br />

14 The Highlands<br />

15 Northern Ireland<br />

16 The Ring of Kerry<br />

Stephanie Martin<br />

Ellen Barone<br />

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Testimonials<br />

Julie Vanek<br />

“I’ve wanted to go to Southwest<br />

England for a long time because<br />

I had seen pictures, heard about it, and knew<br />

it was beautiful. It’s a cliché, but “there’s<br />

nothing like being there”. I have traveled a<br />

great deal in the US, Europe, and Great<br />

Britain, and Cornwall is truly one of the most<br />

beautiful places I’ve ever been. And, April is a<br />

perfect time to be there – it’s before the<br />

major tourist season. Everything is just beginning<br />

to bloom, all the different shades of<br />

green are amazing, and wildflowers are<br />

everywhere. Because the leaves on trees are<br />

not fully opened, it’s possible to walk in the<br />

woods and see and hear the ocean. What<br />

could be better? This was my fourth<br />

Wayfarers hike and my seventh hiking trip<br />

and I think that the paths and trails that the<br />

Wayfarers has laid out for the week of hiking<br />

were the most consistently beautiful and<br />

varied of any hiking trip I have been on.<br />

The walk offers so much variety – the sea, the<br />

cliffs, the woodlands, meadows, farmland,<br />

small villages, boat rides, solitude, companionship.<br />

And, then, there’s the history, the<br />

literature, the music, the art. The hiking is<br />

some of the best I’ve done with Wayfarers –<br />

off roads, good trails, beautiful, calming,<br />

freeing.”<br />

Annette J., Cornwall<br />

“...just the sheer beauty of the landscape and<br />

the feeling of being away from the world. On<br />

each Walk I have taken, I never fully expect<br />

how beautiful and well-planned the walks<br />

are.”<br />

Caroline H., Coast to Coast<br />

“I loved how Kate and Colin kept us away<br />

from the hordes of tourists. I felt I was in a<br />

little bubble exploring the Cotswolds on my<br />

own with a few good friends. They made an<br />

effort so that we didn't see anything that<br />

was less than lovely. Fabulous!”<br />

Jody M., The Cotswolds<br />

“The countryside was more lovely than I<br />

expected and the information and discussion<br />

of Jane Austen more interesting.”<br />

Ann A., Jane Austen Country<br />

“The cultural visits and lectures were<br />

terrific! It was a gem of an experience.”<br />

Lenore R., Northumbria<br />

“I loved the bird sanctuary and the archery<br />

lesson and the castle tour was excellent.<br />

The beach walks were a treat, too. Then<br />

there were the characters we met…”<br />

Wendy K., Northumbria<br />

“My hyper energy had turned into a<br />

peaceful calm completing the dream trip of<br />

Coast to Coast. Taking the Scotland trip<br />

provided me with rest, reflection and time<br />

to slow down to walk amongst the beauty.<br />

Guide: Bill, was very knowledgeable of<br />

the history and botanical interests of<br />

this outstanding country. Being the<br />

gentleman he is, the daily walks guided<br />

by Bill seemed to flow along, filling my<br />

thoughts with all of the history and<br />

beauty I could absorb. Looking forward<br />

to being in Bill's care in the future to<br />

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For more details: www.thewayfarers.com


Roy Robinson<br />

experience the learning and enrichment of<br />

his guiding.<br />

Manager: Morag, we clicked from the<br />

minute we met, maybe a distant cousin on<br />

my Scottish side of the family. Her smile<br />

greeted us and instantly I knew the<br />

Scotland trip was a fine choice. Morag's<br />

energy and pride in making her Mother<br />

Land visitors enjoy their time was expert in<br />

every way. She is a fine example of<br />

Scottish women with her thorough knowledge<br />

of the ancient history, pointing out<br />

details at every turn. Hearing her sing , I<br />

will never forget....... Her snacks and meal<br />

attention were on par with the once again<br />

expert Wayfarer's behind the scenes attention<br />

to detail. Looking forward to walking<br />

with Morag in the future, filling my mind<br />

with history and Scottish beauty I so<br />

adore.<br />

Accommodations: Superb again, each hotel<br />

was excellent. My favorite was Killie -<br />

crankie House, staying three nights allowed<br />

time to rest, enjoy the staff, location and<br />

best of all Henrietta!!!<br />

Food service: Five star again...... The venue<br />

of Scottish food tasting kept in line with<br />

the history and delightful to experience.<br />

The formula of Wayfarers in almost indescribable,<br />

as I tell my friends here at home.<br />

You have to experience Wayfarers to understand.<br />

Flawless to the guest, very hard<br />

work for the above team to pull flawless off.<br />

Home, after a life changing trip has<br />

breathed new life into me and I know<br />

that my decision was correct after years<br />

of research. Wayfarers is the way to<br />

walk in the future.”<br />

Paige B., Scotland<br />

“I want you guys to know what a fabulous<br />

time I had on the Yorkshire trip. I<br />

completed the evaluation but must tell<br />

you that it was one of the best vacations<br />

ever! Especially walking through<br />

such gorgeous country with few people,<br />

hearing Alan explain the history, being<br />

with Sue, who has got to be one of the<br />

most organized gals I know, the food,<br />

the country...gosh I guess everything<br />

was wonderful. My first trip with<br />

Wayfarers will not be my last. Thanks<br />

for all your help. It made a huge difference.<br />

People in England were so nice...I<br />

had no problem getting around. Loved<br />

it, loved it! Hope to take one of my<br />

daughters on my next trip. Take care<br />

and have a good summer.”<br />

Cookie L., Yorkshire<br />

“Enjoyed the locals - the dry-stone<br />

waller, the sheepdog trainer, Lord<br />

Bolton’s son, the racehorse trainer and<br />

“Mary Queen of Scots” (aka our<br />

Manager).”<br />

Anne M., Yorkshire<br />

“Thank you for always making my<br />

vacations such highlights.”<br />

Barbara M., Scotland<br />

Call us at 1-800-249-4620 (US & Canada)<br />

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England<br />

• Visit Thomas Hardy's town house<br />

• Private tour of the lovely home of<br />

the Earl and Countess of Sandwich,<br />

a location in the 2015 Far From the<br />

Madding Crowd movie<br />

Stephen Banks<br />

Thomas Hardy’s<br />

Dorset<br />

• Visit the world's only managed<br />

colony of nesting mute swans<br />

• Hike a spectacular stretch of The<br />

Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site<br />

• Visit a privately owned former<br />

watermill with a special garden<br />

Far from the<br />

madding crowd<br />

NEW<br />

Rendezvous at Crewkerne<br />

Station and transfer to Bridge House<br />

Hotel, Beaminster. Welcome Drink and Dinner in hotel<br />

Overnight: Beaminster, The BridgeHouse Hotel<br />

We walk through the green Dorset countryside<br />

and take coffee in the gardens of an old mill. We continue<br />

to historic Mapperton House, the home of the Earls of<br />

Sandwich, a location for the recent Far From the Madding<br />

Crowd movie. After lunch and a private tour of the house,<br />

we walk back to our hotel. Before dinner, we enjoy a<br />

reading of the poetry of Hardy and of Dorset poet William<br />

Barnes.<br />

Overnight: Beaminster, The BridgeHouse Hotel<br />

We take a tour of the UK’s only thatched<br />

brewery and walk on to West Bay, where the TV series<br />

Broadchurch is filmed. We take a boat ride (weather<br />

permitting) to Lyme Regis, for amazing views of the<br />

Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site from the sea. We walk<br />

on the famous harbor wall, the Cobb, immortalized in the<br />

movie The French Lieutenant’s Woman, for a harbor-side<br />

lunch. Later, we visit the farmhouse home of The<br />

Wayfarers’ Michael and Betsy West.<br />

Overnight: Beaminster, The BridgeHouse Hotel<br />

St Catherine's Chapel - Abbotsbury<br />

we walk from Beaminster to Evershot, following<br />

footpaths and lanes little changed since Hardy’s<br />

time. We lunch at a country pub and continue to<br />

our stunning hotel set in a lovely stone village.<br />

We dine at the historic Acorn Inn.<br />

Overnight: Evershot, Summer Lodge<br />

We trace the life and times of Thomas<br />

Hardy himself, see the area where he was born<br />

and lived, and how he used real locations in his<br />

beloved Dorset to provide the backdrop for his<br />

novels. We visit the thatched cottage where<br />

Hardy was born and walk to Stinsford, where, in<br />

the delightful little medieval churchyard, his<br />

heart lies buried. We then proceed to Dorchester<br />

to visit the museum to see the Hardy collection.<br />

Abbotsbury<br />

Nancy Siepman<br />

After lunch we walk to Hardy’s house, Max Gate, which<br />

he designed. Farewell Dinner in the hotel.<br />

Overnight: Evershot, Summer Lodge<br />

The Wayfarers will transfer you to Dorchester<br />

South Rail Station for your onward connections.<br />

An exhilarating hike along the Chesil<br />

Beach to visit the Swannery, the world’s only<br />

managed colony of nesting mute swans. We<br />

lunch in the Abbotsbury Subtropical<br />

Gardens and, in the afternoon, we<br />

walk along the ridge with<br />

wonderful views of the coast.<br />

Overnight: Beaminster,<br />

The BridgeHouse Hotel<br />

In the footsteps of<br />

Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles<br />

Lizzie Crabb<br />

Arrival: Crewkerne Rail Station<br />

Departure: Dorchester South Rail Station<br />

Terrain: Pastoral countryside, coastal<br />

walking, village lanes and some hills.<br />

7-12 miles walking per day.<br />

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Optional<br />

Opportunities<br />

Horseback Riding Golf Antique Shopping Biking<br />

US$ 4,495 per person<br />

(US$ 4,270 Wayfarers’ Friends)<br />

(US$ 565 Single Supplement)<br />

Trip Length: 6 nights<br />

2016 Dates:<br />

May 15-21,<br />

September 25 - October 1


The Lake District<br />

Glittering lakes and<br />

majestic mountains<br />

England<br />

• Hike two of England’s highest<br />

mountains<br />

• Discover the secrets of a<br />

Druids Stone Circle<br />

• Walk in one of England’s finest<br />

National Parks<br />

• Visit the home of John Ruskin,<br />

philosopher husband of Effie Gray<br />

• Cruise along Lake Windermere<br />

Sunrise at Derwent Water<br />

NEW<br />

Victorian writer. We explore the gardens<br />

and trails before returning to our hotel.<br />

Overnight: Bowness,<br />

Lindeth Howe Hotel<br />

We rendezvous at Windermere Rail Station<br />

for a short transfer to Lindeth Howe a country<br />

house hotel once owned by Beatrix Potter. We<br />

meet on the lawns for our Welcome drink overlooking<br />

Lake Windermere, followed by dinner in<br />

the award winning restaurant.<br />

Overnight: Bowness, Lindeth Howe Hotel<br />

Walking from the door of our hotel we<br />

follow country lanes and paths, across footbridges<br />

and fords, we reach the inn on Strawberry Bank<br />

Haverthwaite railway<br />

for lunch. Our path continues through meadows<br />

and woodlands to catch the restored steam train<br />

to Lakeside, where a ferry returns us to to our<br />

hotel.<br />

Overnight: Bowness, Lindeth Howe Hotel<br />

We walk up to the ‘Old Man of Coniston’,<br />

with spectacular views of Lake Coniston and<br />

beyond to the Irish Sea. After lunch in the village<br />

below, we board a steam yacht to visit Brantwood<br />

House, the final home of John Ruskin the eminent<br />

A scenic drive to the glacial valley of Langdale for<br />

a challenging hike over Stake Pass to two enchanting<br />

valleys. of Langstrath and Borrowdale. We lunch in the<br />

village and continue via Derwent Water, the ‘Queen of the<br />

Lakes’. Our walk ends in lively Keswick, huddled between<br />

the two peaks of Skiddaw and Blencathra.<br />

Overnight: Keswick, Lyzzick Hall<br />

We walk along the lake-shore of Derwent Water to<br />

explore the mysteries of the 38 stones of The Druids Circle.<br />

Country lanes lead us to the old mining village of Threlkeld<br />

for lunch in a 17th century Inn. Our afternoon walk takes us<br />

to the foothills of Blencathra, the famous ‘mountain for sale’<br />

and return to our hotel.<br />

Overnight: Keswick, Lyzzick Hall<br />

Our morning hike takes us to the summit of<br />

Blencathra. Towering over the town of Keswick and the<br />

Northern lakes, this monumental mountain has fine views<br />

to the Isle of Man, the Pennine Hills and Scotland beyond.<br />

(An easier option of a short forest trail along the shore of<br />

Derwent Water). We enjoy a well earned lunch at a traditional<br />

Lakeland inn followed by a visit to the traditional<br />

market town of Keswick to explore its museums, art<br />

galleries and artisan shops before returning to our hotel and<br />

farewell dinner.<br />

Overnight: Keswick, Lyzzick Hall<br />

The Wayfarers transfer you to Penrith Rail Station.<br />

Optional<br />

Opportunities<br />

Arrival: Windermere Rail Station<br />

Departure: Penrith Rail Station<br />

Terrain: Mountain trails and tracks, some<br />

steep ascents and descents. Meadows, woodlands,<br />

lakeside paths, wild uplands and open<br />

moor lands. 8-15 miles walking per day.<br />

Note: Although this is a challenging week’s<br />

walking, there are less arduous options<br />

every day for those who prefer gentler alternatives.<br />

Fishing Swimming Water Sports Mountain Biking<br />

US$ 4,395 per person<br />

(US$ 4,175 Wayfarers’ Friends)<br />

(US$ 595 Single Supplement)<br />

Trip Length: 6 nights<br />

2016 Dates:<br />

July 3-9,<br />

October 2-8<br />

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England<br />

Cornwall<br />

• Classic Cornish creeks, coasts and<br />

cliffs<br />

• Visit world famous Trebah Gardens<br />

• Visit The Lost Gardens of Heligan<br />

• See settings for Daphne<br />

DuMaurier’s ‘Rebecca’ and<br />

‘Frenchman’s Creek’<br />

• Traditional Cornish Cream Tea<br />

• Exotic plants and sunny beaches<br />

contrast with craggy coves and<br />

stormy seas in the Celtic county of<br />

Smugglers’ coves and<br />

Cornwall, home to some of Britain's<br />

most atmospheric landscapes.<br />

spectacular gardens<br />

After our rendezvous in Liskeard, we meet in<br />

our lovely hotel overlooking the bay at Porthallow, for<br />

The Wayfarers' Welcome Dinner and Introductory Talk.<br />

Overnight: Porthallow, Talland Bay Hotel<br />

Our morning walk takes us along the coastal<br />

footpath with sensational views over the romantic<br />

Lantic Bay to Polruan. We then take the ferry to lunch<br />

in a local pub in Fowey (pronounced Foy) and we have<br />

time to wander around this picturesque town before<br />

crossing the river to Bodinnick. After passing by<br />

Ferryside, Daphne du Maurier's first Cornish home, we<br />

take the beautiful Hall Walk which meanders through<br />

woodland and along the banks of the river with some<br />

of the best views in this area.<br />

Overnight: Porthallow, Talland Bay Hotel<br />

We walk through the Georgian harbor of<br />

Charlestown before joining the coast path and heading<br />

off the beaten track to Trenarren. After finding the<br />

secluded beach of Hallane we make our way to<br />

Pentewan, once an important harbor to the local China<br />

clay industry. In the afternoon we head inland to<br />

discover the Lost Gardens of Heligan.<br />

Overnight: St Mawes, Hotel Tresanton<br />

We start our day with a visit to St Mawes Castle,<br />

built by King Henry VIII in the 1540s, before following<br />

the River Fal to the hidden church of St Just in<br />

Roseland. We then cross the peninsula to lunch<br />

in the harbor village of Portscatho. We<br />

continue along the South West Coast path and<br />

to the Percuil River to return by ferry to our<br />

seaside hotel.<br />

Overnight: St Mawes, Hotel Tresanton<br />

From St Mawes we board the<br />

ferry for Falmouth, where we join a<br />

coastal trail for our walk to Maenporth<br />

and our lunch overlooking the bay. A hike<br />

along the sparkling Helford River takes us<br />

to the world-famous Trebah Gardens. We<br />

end our day with dinner in a local pub.<br />

Overnight: Mawnan Smith, Budock Vean Hotel<br />

We cross the river by ferry to the<br />

tiny village of Helford then walk the<br />

coastal path to the mouth of the estuary<br />

at Dennis Head. We see the church of<br />

St Anthony-in-Meneage, standing at<br />

the water's edge, and follow the<br />

creek to the exquisite village of<br />

Manaccan for lunch in a thatched<br />

pub. We go on to Daphne du<br />

Maurier's 'Frenchman's Creek' and<br />

home by ferry to Mawnan Smith<br />

for our Farewell Dinner.<br />

Overnight: Mawnan Smith,<br />

Budock Vean Hotel<br />

The Wayfarers<br />

provide a transfer to<br />

Truro Rail Station.<br />

Descending into Trebah Gardens<br />

St Mawes Castle<br />

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Arrival: Liskeard Rail Station<br />

Departure: Truro Rail Station<br />

Terrain: Contoured coastal paths,<br />

riverbank and estuary trails, with undulations<br />

of 150-250 ft and occasional<br />

short steeper climbs and descents.<br />

7-10 miles walking per day<br />

More details: www.thewayfarers.com<br />

Swimming<br />

Optional<br />

Fishing<br />

US$ 4,395 per person<br />

(US$ 4,175 Wayfarers’ Friends)<br />

(US$ 565 Single Supplement)<br />

Trip Length: 6 nights<br />

2016 Dates:<br />

June 5-11,<br />

October 2-8<br />

Opportunities<br />

Massage/Spa<br />

Golf<br />

Antique Shopping<br />

>> 2 are better<br />

Enjoy the<br />

Full Cornwall<br />

Experience:<br />

Book the<br />

whole<br />

journey!


England<br />

Dick Dixon<br />

North Cornwall<br />

than 1! >><br />

Transfer from Bodmin<br />

Parkway rail station to Boscastle.<br />

Welcome reception and dinner<br />

in the hotel.<br />

Overnight: Boscastle, The Wellington Hotel<br />

We explore Boscastle’s historic<br />

harbour, then hike on the dramatic Cornish<br />

coast. We experience the myth and magic of the<br />

clifftop ruins of Tintagel Castle, said to be the birthplace<br />

of King Arthur, perched on a rocky headland<br />

with stunning views. After a pub lunch, we walk<br />

Special Price<br />

US$ 8,150<br />

(per person<br />

based on double<br />

occupancy)<br />

for both Walks<br />

Tintagel Castle<br />

Port Isaac<br />

Arrival: Bodmin Parkway rail station<br />

Departure: Truro rail station<br />

Terrain: Terrain: Contoured coastal<br />

paths, riverbank and estuary trails, with<br />

undulations of 150-250 ft and occasional<br />

short steep climbs and descents.<br />

8-11 miles walking per day<br />

Call us at 1-800-249-4620 (US & Canada)<br />

King Arthur's Tintagel<br />

and Poldark<br />

through countryside to the Arthurian Centre, to<br />

learn more about King Arthur and his Knights of<br />

the Round Table. We transfer to the<br />

fishing village of Rock and our next<br />

hotel.<br />

Overnight: Rock, St. Enodoc Hotel<br />

We hike the Coastal Path to<br />

pretty Port Isaac, the setting for the TV<br />

series Doc Martin. We lunch in an inn,<br />

before continuing our walk through<br />

rolling countryside to the beautifully<br />

restored Long Cross Gardens. Dinner in<br />

a local pub.<br />

Overnight: Rock, St. Enodoc Hotel<br />

We take the ferry across to<br />

Padstow and meander through the<br />

Optional<br />

Horseback Riding<br />

Opportunities<br />

Golf<br />

US$ 4,395 per person<br />

(US$ 4,175 Wayfarers’ Friends)<br />

(US$ 565 Single Supplement)<br />

Trip Length: 6 nights<br />

2016 Dates:<br />

June 12-18,<br />

October 9-15<br />

Biking<br />

Dick Dixon<br />

Dick Dixon<br />

NEW<br />

• The South West Coastal Path<br />

• King Arthur’s birthplace at Tintagel<br />

Castle, and the Arthurian Center at<br />

Slaughterbridge<br />

• Port Isaac, the fictional Port Wenn in<br />

the TV series Doc Martin.<br />

• Discover Cornish mining history and<br />

the glorious coast that inspired the<br />

Poldark series of novels and where<br />

the recent TV drama was filmed.<br />

• Taste the wine at one of England’s<br />

foremost vineyards, visit beautiful<br />

restored Victorian gardens and admire<br />

a perfect Elizabethan manor house.<br />

streets of this charming fishing village<br />

before lunch in a local pub. We take up<br />

the coastal path again, ending with a visit to Prideaux<br />

Place, an exquisite Elizabethan manor house. We<br />

enjoy a Cornish Cream Tea before catching the ferry<br />

back to our hotel.<br />

Overnight: Rock, St. Enodoc Hotel<br />

We explore the picturesque vales and rolling<br />

hills of the Camel Valley. We have lunch at a country pub in<br />

Chapel Amble with its village green, complete with an<br />

ancient piggery, and then spend the afternoon walking<br />

through peaceful open countryside. We end the day at the<br />

Camel Valley Vineyard for a tour and wine tasting.<br />

Overnight: Mithian, Rose in Vale Hotel<br />

We walk from our hotel and visit the only surviving,<br />

before reaching the ancient and unspoilt village of St Agnes.<br />

This is real Poldark country, where mining buildings and<br />

chimneys cling to the rocky coast; part of the UK’s largest<br />

World Heritage Site. We discover the ruined harbor of<br />

Trevaunance Cove, and then walk the rugged coastline to<br />

find the Wheal Coates tin mine. Lunch at a local pub in<br />

Towan Cross is followed by a climb to the top of St Agnes<br />

Beacon for the breathtaking views of the coastline before we<br />

return to our hotel for our farewell dinner.<br />

Overnight: Mithian, Rose in Vale Hotel<br />

After breakfast, The Wayfarers will take you to Truro<br />

rail station for your onward rail connections.<br />

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England<br />

• Cross the border into Scotland<br />

• Take the Pilgrim Route to Holy<br />

Island<br />

• View the puffins and seals of<br />

Farne Island archipelago<br />

• Visit Alnwick Castle – ‘Hogwarts’<br />

in Harry Potter<br />

• Enjoy fine dining in a treehouse<br />

Northumbria<br />

We rendezvous at Berwick Rail<br />

Station for a short transfer to Marshall<br />

Meadows, an impressive Georgian<br />

country house and England’s most<br />

northerly hotel.<br />

Overnight: Berwick-upon-Tweed, Marshall Meadows Hotel<br />

We walk from our hotel along the Berwickshire<br />

Coastal Path to cross the border into Scotland. Our route<br />

hugs the spectacular coastline with secluded coves and<br />

hidden harbours lined with stacks of lobster pots. We<br />

lunch at the famous Eyemouth Golf Club with its<br />

panoramic views. After lunch we pass the surfers’ paradise<br />

at Coldingham Bay and end our day’s walk at the<br />

picturesque fishing village of St Abbs.<br />

Overnight: Berwick-upon-Tweed, Marshall Meadows Hotel<br />

We begin our walk on the Elizabethan ramparts<br />

of the border town of Berwick. After a short transfer, we<br />

take the Pilgrim Way (subject to tides) to the Holy Island<br />

of Lindisfarne to explore the island, visit the remains of<br />

the Abbey and sip the famous mead. We experience the<br />

unique serenity and haunting beauty, which persuaded<br />

both St Aidan and St Cuthbert to seek solace there.<br />

Overnight: Bamburgh, Waren House Hotel<br />

Land of castles, saints and Vikings<br />

Alnwick Castle<br />

National Trust Warden for a talk and short walk on<br />

the island. Puffins * or ‘Tommy Noddies’ as they are<br />

known locally are abundant as well as grey seals.<br />

Overnight: Chathill, Doxford Hall Hotel<br />

This morning we join St Os wald’s Way,<br />

passing the desolate, romantic ruins of Dunstan burgh<br />

Castle. We lunch on fresh seafood at a fishermen’s<br />

inn before heading inland to the magnificent Alnwick<br />

Castle, one of Europe’s largest inhabited castles and<br />

stronghold of the powerful Percy family since 1309.<br />

We view the spectacular new gardens, including the<br />

infamous Poison Garden of deadly plants. Once home<br />

to Shakespeare’s hero Harry Hotspur, the castle<br />

featured as Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films.<br />

Overnight: Alnwick, The White Swan Hotel<br />

A short transfer takes us to the market town<br />

of Rothbury, the capital of Coquetdale, where we<br />

hike the rugged Cheviot Hills to the Sacred<br />

Mountain of Simonside. (The easier option is to<br />

spend longer in Rothbury and Cragside House for<br />

those who wish.) We head down for lunch and<br />

walk on the estate of Cragside House, the first<br />

house in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity. We<br />

return to Alnwick for our farewell dinner.<br />

Overnight: Alnwick, The White Swan Hotel<br />

The Wayfarers will transfer you to Alnmouth<br />

Rail Station for departure and onward connections.<br />

* Puffins are on the island in the summer only.<br />

We return to the mainland for our morning<br />

walk along one of Britain’s best beaches followed by<br />

lunch in the charming village of Bamburgh Castle. In the<br />

afternoon, we take a boat trip to the Farne Islands, an<br />

archipelago of international significance for breeding and<br />

migrating birds. We land at Inner Farne to meet the<br />

Puffin<br />

Optional<br />

Opportunities<br />

Arrival: Berwick Rail Station<br />

Departure: Alnmouth Rail Station<br />

Terrain: Gentle coastal paths, beaches,<br />

woodlands, well-defined moorland<br />

paths, modest hills.<br />

5-9 miles walking per day<br />

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Antique Shopping<br />

Fishing Massage/Spa Golf Swimming<br />

US$ 4,395 per person<br />

(US$ 4,175 Wayfarers’ Friends)<br />

(US$ 565 Single Supplement)<br />

Trip Length: 6 nights<br />

2016 Dates:<br />

June 26 - July 2,<br />

September 11-17


England<br />

Al Ludwick<br />

Coast to Coast<br />

• Irish Sea to North Sea Walk across the<br />

neck of England<br />

• Covers 85 miles and 3 national parks<br />

in 6 days<br />

• Lake District National Park<br />

• Yorkshire Dales National Park<br />

• North York Moors National Park<br />

Dave Robertson<br />

Rendezvous at our hotel near Grange-over-<br />

Sands for an Introductory Talk and Welcome Dinner.<br />

Overnight: Grange-over-Sands, Netherwood Hotel<br />

We walk the wild and unspoiled landscape<br />

of The Lake District National Park. From Beacon<br />

Tarn we have a view of the 'Old Man', a rocky<br />

outcrop towering 3,000 feet over Lake Coniston.<br />

After lunch we walk along the shores of the lake<br />

with views of Brantwood where John Ruskin lived<br />

from 1872 until 1900. We end our day at our lovely<br />

hotel in Grasmere.<br />

Overnight: Grasmere, Rothay Garden Hotel<br />

Our morning walk takes us past Dove<br />

Cottage and Rydal Mount, both former homes of the<br />

poet William Wordsworth. Overlooking Windermere,<br />

England's largest lake, we enjoy softer, more<br />

Across The Lake District<br />

and Yorkshire Dales<br />

to the sea<br />

pastoral scenery. After lunch our walk continues<br />

across fields, pastures, and hillside farms. We pause<br />

for a last look at the distant mountains of Cumbria,<br />

say farewell to Windermere, and walk on to Crook.<br />

Bowness-on-Windermere, Lindeth Howe Hotel<br />

From Aysgarth, our walk in The Yorkshire<br />

Dales National Park encompasses the contrasts of<br />

waterfalls and rock-sided valleys with agrarian landscapes<br />

and the massive Penn Hill. We have great<br />

views of Bolton Castle where Mary, Queen of Scots,<br />

was held on her way to London and her execution.<br />

This afternoon, we walk in beautiful Wensleydale,<br />

famous for its cheese, past Middleham Castle (once<br />

home to King Richard III), finally crossing the river<br />

on stepping-stones as we approach our day's rest in<br />

East Witton.<br />

Overnight: East Witton, The Blue Lion Hotel<br />

Now in the<br />

heart of James Herriot<br />

country, we walk up to<br />

Witton Fell, a wild<br />

heather-covered moor<br />

where grouse and<br />

plover thrive. At lunch, we may choose<br />

to sample the eponymous brew in the<br />

famous Black Sheep Brewery in Masham.<br />

Then the tranquil bank of the River Ure,<br />

where we might spot a kingfisher, leads us<br />

to our magnificent hotel at Swinton Park.<br />

Overnight: Masham, Swinton Park Hotel<br />

We cross the Vale of York to North Yorkshire<br />

Moors National Park with chances to identify the many<br />

birds and wildflowers on the slopes of Arden Great Moor.<br />

We visit the great Abbey of Rievaulx and follow the monks<br />

trail into the picturesque market town of Helmsley, where<br />

the castle was a Royalist stronghold during the Civil War,<br />

for dinner and overnight.<br />

Overnight: Helmsley, The Black Swan Hotel<br />

We take the steam-hauled North Yorkshire Moors<br />

Railway to Goathland, before our hike to the picturesque<br />

village of Aislaby. We continue into Eskdale where we<br />

follow the Esk Valley to complete our journey to the North<br />

Sea with a celebratory drink on the beach at Sandsend, near<br />

Whitby, and our Farewell Dinner in Dunsley.<br />

Overnight: Whitby, Raithwaite Hall<br />

After breakfast, The Wayfarers will transfer you from<br />

your hotel by private bus to Darlington Railway Station<br />

(journey time approx 1hr 15mins),<br />

arriving by 10am.<br />

Arrival: Grange-over-Sands Rail Station<br />

Departure: Darlington Rail Station<br />

Terrain: Well laid out pathways through<br />

three national parks, some brisk hills<br />

with walks along hillsides, bluffs and valleys.<br />

12-15 miles walking per day.<br />

(Walk rating is due to long mileage -<br />

not arduous trails.)<br />

Call us at 1-800-249-4620 (US & Canada)<br />

Optional<br />

Massage/Spa<br />

Opportunities<br />

Swimming<br />

US$ 4,395 per person<br />

(US$ 4,175 Wayfarers’ Friends)<br />

(US$ 595 Single Supplement)<br />

Trip Length: 7 nights<br />

2016 Dates:<br />

June 11-18, September 17-24,<br />

October 8-15,<br />

Begg Hofer<br />

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England<br />

• Visit Hidcote Manor Gardens, one<br />

of the world’s finest<br />

• Stroll over gently rolling hills and<br />

through honey-stone villages<br />

• Visit magnificent Blenheim Palace<br />

• Working sheepdog demonstration<br />

by local farmer<br />

• Tour Hook Norton Brewery and<br />

sample fine ale<br />

The Cotswolds<br />

After our rendezvous in<br />

Moreton-in-Marsh, we meet in<br />

Chipping Campden, a charming and<br />

unspoilt Cotswold town, for our<br />

Welcome Dinner and Introductory Talk.<br />

Overnight: Chipping Campden,<br />

Cotswold House Hotel<br />

We meander through the quintessentially<br />

Cotswold honey-toned stone villages of Broad Campden,<br />

Blockley to arrive at Lord Dulverton's Batsford House,<br />

once home to the infamous Mitford sisters. From the<br />

Arboretum we visit the Birds of Prey Centre where we<br />

watch owls, falcons and eagles put through their paces.<br />

After lunch we continue walking through this charming<br />

countryside towards our hotel.<br />

Overnight: Chipping Campden, Cotswold House Hotel<br />

Today's walk takes us through the gently rolling<br />

hills to reach the famous Hidcote Manor Gardens, created<br />

by the American Lawrence Johnson almost 100 years ago.<br />

Here at the gardens, generally recognized as one of the<br />

world's greatest, we can stroll through the 19 'outdoor<br />

rooms' which make up this vast garden. We will be<br />

greeted by a local TV and radio garden expert who will<br />

answer any of your gardening questions. We continue<br />

with an afternooon walk to our next hotel for dinner<br />

and overnight in Stow-on-the-Wold.<br />

Overnight: Stow-on-the-Wold, The Grapevine Hotel<br />

Broadway Tower<br />

sheep dog. After a pub lunch we continue our walk<br />

across the gentle hills (wolds), punctuated with drystone<br />

walls enclosing the pastures, back to our hotel<br />

for dinner.<br />

Overnight: Stow-on-the-Wold, The Grapevine Hotel<br />

We walk to Chastleton House. This rare gem<br />

of a Jacobean country house was owned by the same<br />

family until 1991 and has been unchanged for 400<br />

years. It has two Victorian croquet lawns and is<br />

regarded as the birthplace of competitive croquet.<br />

After a pub lunch we visit the mysterious, ancient<br />

Rollright Stones, the focus of many supernatural tales,<br />

before walking on to the Victorian family brewery of<br />

Hook Norton to sample award winning ale.<br />

Overnight: Woodstock, Macdonald Bear Hotel<br />

Quintessential England<br />

We set out through the historic village of<br />

Woodstock, visiting Chaucer’s House where Thomas<br />

Chaucer, son of the poet Geoffrey lived, then to<br />

Bladon, resting place of Sir Winston Churchill. We<br />

walk through the magnificent grounds of Blenheim<br />

Palace and have a tour of the Palace itself, home of<br />

the Churchill family and one of the most imposing<br />

buildings in England, before returning to our hotel<br />

for our Farewell Dinner.<br />

Overnight: Woodstock,<br />

Macdonald Bear Hotel<br />

The Wayfarers<br />

provide transport to<br />

Oxford Rail Station for<br />

onward connections.<br />

We walk through pretty Upper and Lower<br />

Slaughter. Their names are from the old word for the<br />

stream that links the two picture-postcard villages, rather<br />

than referring to any great massacre! A local farmer tells<br />

us about Cotswold farming and introduces us to his<br />

The old kitchen of Chastleton House<br />

Louise Halfpenny<br />

Optional<br />

Opportunities<br />

20<br />

Arrival: Moreton-in-Marsh Rail Station<br />

Departure: Oxford Rail and Bus Stations<br />

Terrain: Stroll through countryside, gardens,<br />

pretty villages and historic footpaths with<br />

rights-of-way over meadows and fields.<br />

9-11 miles walking per day.<br />

For more details: www.thewayfarers.com<br />

Antique Shopping Golf Horseback riding<br />

US$ 4,295 per person<br />

(US$ 4,080 Wayfarers’ Friends)<br />

(US$ 565 Single Supplement)<br />

Trip Length: 6 nights<br />

2016 Dates:<br />

May 22-28,<br />

September 25 - October 1


Jane Austen<br />

Country<br />

Insiders’ guide to<br />

Jane’s family life<br />

England<br />

• Guided tour of Jane’s cottage, now<br />

the Jane Austen House Museum<br />

• Private dinner at Chawton House,<br />

a mansion owned by her brother<br />

Edward<br />

• Visit the homes of Austen family<br />

friends<br />

• Secrets of ladies’ corsets and clothing<br />

revealed by Regency expert<br />

• Visit to Selborne, home of 18th-century<br />

naturalist Gilbert White<br />

St. Nicholas Church, Chawton<br />

sister Cassandra and we visit her cottage,<br />

now the Jane Austen House Museum.<br />

Overnight: Petersfield,<br />

Langrish House Hotel<br />

After arriving at Basingstoke, we rendez vous<br />

at Oakley Hall, an elegant 18th-century manor<br />

house hotel in the village of Oakley. Former owners<br />

of the house, the Bramstons, were good friends of<br />

the Austen family, who lived nearby. It is suggested<br />

that Jane Austen’s novel ‘Mansfield Park’ is based<br />

on Oakley Hall and that Lady Bertram was based on<br />

Mrs Bramston.<br />

Overnight: Oakley, Oakley Hall Hotel<br />

Our first walk takes us to Steventon where<br />

Jane spent her first 25 years. We see the homes of<br />

some of the Austen family’s closest friends<br />

including Deane House and Ashe House. After a<br />

pub lunch, we visit the church where Jane’s eldest<br />

brother, James, was vicar and then we visit inside<br />

The Vyne, a mansion<br />

Hulton Archive , Getty Images<br />

built in the 16th Century and visited by Henry VIII<br />

on at least three occasions. Before dinner, we have<br />

a fascinating talk from a Regency clothing expert<br />

who will reveal secrets of corsetry and ladies’<br />

costumes in Jane Austen's era.<br />

Overnight: Oakley, Oakley Hall Hotel<br />

We set off for the pretty village of<br />

Chawton where Jane moved in 1809. Our circular<br />

walk takes us along paths familiar to Jane and her<br />

Today our walk focuses on the pretty village of<br />

Selborne the former home of the 18th-century naturalist<br />

Gilbert White, who was a fellow clergyman and contemporary<br />

of Jane’s father. Our morning and afternoon walks take<br />

us through one of Hampshire's famous ‘Hangers’, beautiful<br />

beech-clad chalk hills. After lunch we visit White’s house<br />

and extensive garden before resuming our walk. In the<br />

evening we enjoy a private dinner at historic Chawton<br />

House, inherited by Jane’s brother Edward.<br />

Overnight: Petersfield, Langrish House Hotel<br />

We start our day strolling through Chawton<br />

Woods, a favourite haunt of Jane and her sister Cassandra,<br />

towards Fourmarks Station where we board the restored<br />

steam train on the Watercress line. We have lunch in the<br />

village of Tichborne in a local coaching inn, and then our<br />

walk follows a beautiful river path towards Winchester.<br />

Overnight: Petersfield, Langrish House Hotel<br />

We walk in historic Winchester, capital of King Alfred’s<br />

Wessex. When we arrive at the Hospital of St Cross,<br />

England’s oldest and most perfect Almshouse, we will<br />

receive the Wayfarers’ Dole, a unique and ancient tradition<br />

established almost 1,000 years ago. One of the Brothers will<br />

show us round the medieval and Tudor buildings. In the<br />

afternoon we visit the Cathedral where Jane is buried.<br />

Overnight: Winchester, Lainston House Hotel<br />

Chawton House<br />

Optional<br />

Opportunities<br />

After breakfast The Wayfarers transfers you to<br />

Winchester Rail Station.<br />

Antique Shopping<br />

Golf<br />

Arrival: Basingstoke Rail Station<br />

Departure: Winchester Rail Station<br />

Terrain: Country byways, well-trodden<br />

footpaths, village lanes, low hills.<br />

6-10 miles of walking per day.<br />

Call us at 1-800-249-4620 (US & Canada)<br />

US$ 4,295 per person<br />

(US$ 4,080 Wayfarers’ Friends)<br />

(US$ 565 Single Supplement)<br />

Trip Length: 6 nights<br />

2016 Dates:<br />

May 8-14<br />

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England<br />

• Experience the elegance of living<br />

in a castle for six nights<br />

• Exclusive stay for The Wayfarers<br />

only<br />

• Explore the landscape and<br />

history of Dartmoor National<br />

Park<br />

• Spectacular walking on the banks<br />

of the River Tamar<br />

• Visit Sir Francis Drake’s home and<br />

Plymouth harbor, where the<br />

Pilgrim Fathers set sail<br />

Pentillie Castle<br />

Live like a Lord<br />

in a private castle<br />

We rendezvous in Plymouth<br />

for a walking tour of this proud<br />

maritime city. We will see the Mayflower Steps where<br />

the Pilgrim Fathers embarked for the US, and The Hoe,<br />

where Sir Francis Drake was playing bowls when the<br />

Spanish Armada was sighted. We transfer to Pentillie<br />

Castle, our home for the next six nights where, in the<br />

early evening, we meet for drinks on the terrace overlooking<br />

the Tamar River, before an Introductory Talk<br />

and Welcome Dinner.<br />

Today’s highlight is a visit to Cotehele, a<br />

wonderful Tudor house with many stories and legends,<br />

festooned with tapestries and adorned with textiles,<br />

arms and armor, pewter, brass and old oak furniture. It’s<br />

a magical experience as little has changed over the<br />

years. Outside, we wander through the formally planted<br />

terraces and the Valley Garden, which includes a<br />

medieval stewpond and dovecote. We can climb the<br />

18th-century Prospect Tower folly, with fantastic views.<br />

Cotehele Quay is the home of the restored Tamar sailing<br />

barge 'Shamrock'. We return to Pentillie before going<br />

out to a local restaurant for dinner.<br />

Today, we depart by private ferry (tide and<br />

weather permitting) for a day on Rame Head. We visit<br />

Mount Edgcumbe Country Park, an 865-acre coastal<br />

estate designed by Sir Richard Edgcumbe of Cotehele in<br />

1547-53. Ancient and rare trees include a 400-year-old<br />

lime, a splendid Lucombe oak, and many others set<br />

amid classical garden buildings with spectacular views<br />

across Plymouth Sound. After lunch at the Edgcumbe<br />

Arms, we walk along the coastal footpath to the ancient<br />

villages of Kingsand and Cawsand. We return to<br />

Pentillie for Dinner.<br />

A day on Dartmoor, where landscape and<br />

history have inspired stories from ‘Sherlock Holmes’<br />

and ‘The Hound of the Basker villes’ to ‘War Horse’.<br />

Joined by Dr Tom Greeves, a cultural environmentalist,<br />

we walk to Ditsworthy Warren and see locations<br />

Steven Spielberg used in the movie, including<br />

the Narracott farmhouse and the field where Joey<br />

learned to plow. We explore prehistoric stone rows<br />

and barrows, medieval farm ruins and old tin workings,<br />

and learn about the folklore, farming and<br />

unique way of life of Dartmoor. After lunch in a traditional<br />

Dartmoor pub we visit the historic town of<br />

Tavistock, birthplace of Sir Francis Drake.<br />

(Optional Extra: Horseback riding on Dartmoor.)<br />

We start the day with an exploration of Kit<br />

Hill with sensational views over the Tamar Valley,<br />

once a hive of mining activity. Later it became wellknown<br />

for market gardening with apples, cherries,<br />

strawberries and fresh flowers sent by rail to Covent<br />

Garden in London. We walk along the Cornish side of<br />

the Tamar, crossing it by a bridge built in 1437, for<br />

lunch on the Devon side. In the afternoon we visit the<br />

country estate of the Duke of Bedford, with gardens<br />

and landscape designed by Sir Humphrey Repton. In<br />

the evening we dine out at a popular local hostelry.<br />

We take the scenic train from Gunnislake, over<br />

the great viaduct above Calstock, down the<br />

peninsula to Bere Ferrers. We will walk along the Tavy<br />

estuary, where we may see avocet and curlew on the<br />

mudflats, to the 16th-century Who’d Have Thought It<br />

Inn (voted one of the 50 best pubs in Britain). After<br />

lunch, we visit Buckland Abbey, home of Sir Francis<br />

Drake, the intrepid sailor who circumnavigated the<br />

globe in the 16th century. Once a Cistercian<br />

Monastery, the Abbey now tells the story of two<br />

seafaring adventurers – Sir Richard Grenville and<br />

Drake himself. We return to Pentillie Castle for our<br />

Farewell Dinner.<br />

The Wayfarers transfer you to Plymouth for<br />

your onward or homebound travels.<br />

Optional<br />

Opportunities<br />

Arrival: Plymouth<br />

Departure: Plymouth<br />

Terrain: Pastoral countryside, coastal<br />

footpaths, estuaries, woodlands, wild<br />

uplands and open moorland.<br />

Some hills. 3 - 9 miles walking per day,<br />

with options for more or less.<br />

22 For more details: www.thewayfarers.com<br />

Dale Brown<br />

Fishing<br />

From US$ 4,195 per person<br />

(From US$ 3,985 Wayfarers’ Friends)<br />

(From US$ 695 Single Supplement)<br />

Trip Length: 6 nights<br />

2016 Dates:<br />

October 16-22<br />

Golf Horseback Riding Market<br />

Swimming


Victorian splendor and<br />

megalithic monuments<br />

Julie Vanek<br />

England<br />

• Castle Combe and Lacock, two of<br />

England’s loveliest villages<br />

• The stone circles at Avebury, a<br />

UNESCO World Heritage Site<br />

• The House and Gardens at Bowood<br />

House<br />

• A tour of Highclere Castle<br />

(TV’s ‘Downton Abbey’)<br />

• Bampton village, a key location<br />

in ‘Downton Abbey’<br />

‘Downton Abbey’<br />

Highclere Castle<br />

We meet for our Welcome Talk and Dinner<br />

at our lovely hotel in Oxfordshire.<br />

Overnight: Clanfield, The Plough Hotel<br />

After a morning stroll along the river, we<br />

board a boat to take us to lunch at The Trout at<br />

Tadpole Bridge, a wonderfully peaceful setting. In<br />

the afternoon, we wander around the village of<br />

Bampton, where both the village library (the<br />

hospital in the drama) and the church frequently<br />

feature as backdrops, and Matthew's mother’s house<br />

is the attractive Churgate House. This evening, an<br />

author joins us evoking the era of ‘Downton Abbey’<br />

and talking about country house life from the<br />

servants' perspective.<br />

Overnight: Clanfield, The Plough Hotel<br />

This morning's walk takes us to Avebury,<br />

with its Neolithic henge containing three stone<br />

circles. Unique amongst megalithic monuments,<br />

Avebury contains the largest stone circle in Europe<br />

and is one of the foremost prehistoric sites in<br />

Britain. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the<br />

afternoon, we continue our walk past one of the<br />

famous Wiltshire White Horses carved into the hillside<br />

before reaching our hotel in Marlborough. We<br />

have dinner in a private house near Marlborough<br />

College, alma mater of the Duchess of Cambridge<br />

(Kate Middleton), and near the site of Jane Seymour's<br />

Wolf Hall on the edge of Savernake Forest.<br />

Overnight: Ramsbury, The Bell Hotel<br />

Today we visit ‘Downton Abbey’! In<br />

reality, this is Highclere Castle, the home of the Earl<br />

and Countess of Carnarvon. Our morning walk takes<br />

us along local footpaths and within the private<br />

estate before we stop for a country pub<br />

lunch. Our afternoon<br />

highlight is a visit<br />

inside the castle itself, seeing<br />

the actual rooms where the series is filmed.<br />

Overnight: Castle Combe, Manor House Hotel<br />

This morning we walk to the impressive Bowood<br />

House, the family home of the Marquis and Marchioness of<br />

Lansdowne, for a look inside the house and a special guided<br />

tour around the private walled gardens, all set in 100 acres of<br />

stunning parkland laid out by Capability Brown. After lunch<br />

there, we continue to Lacock where we walk around the<br />

beautiful village, mostly owned by the National Trust, and<br />

featured in the BBC’s ‘Cranford’, ‘Pride and Prejudice’ and the<br />

Harry Potter movies.<br />

Overnight: Castle Combe, Manor House Hotel<br />

We explore picturesque Castle Combe, often called the<br />

Prettiest Village in England; this idyllic spot has starred in<br />

many movies from ‘Doctor Doolittle’ in 1966 to ‘War Horse’ in<br />

2010. We then walk in the charming Cotswold countryside<br />

surrounding Castle Combe before returning to our hotel for<br />

our Farewell Dinner.<br />

Overnight: Castle Combe, Manor House Hotel<br />

The Wayfarers provides a courtesy transfer to<br />

Chippenham rail station.<br />

Optional<br />

Opportunities<br />

Golf<br />

Tennis<br />

Biking<br />

Fishing<br />

Falconry<br />

Arrival: Oxford Rail Station<br />

Departure: Chippenham Rail Station<br />

Terrain: Country byways, well-trodden<br />

footpaths, village lanes, low hills.<br />

6-10 miles of walking per day.<br />

Call us at 1-800-249-4620 (US & Canada)<br />

US$ 4,195 per person<br />

(US$ 3,985 Wayfarers’ Friends)<br />

(US$ 565 Single Supplement)<br />

Trip Length: 6 nights<br />

2016 Dates:<br />

July 17-23<br />

Roy Robinson<br />

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England<br />

• Open landscape of green and<br />

rolling dales<br />

• Traditional pub lunch in James<br />

Herriot’s ‘Darrowby’<br />

• Private tour of Castle Bolton<br />

where Mary, Queen of Scots was<br />

imprisoned<br />

• Private tour of Parcevall Hall<br />

Gardens with the Head Gardener<br />

• See racehorses training on the<br />

moor<br />

We rendezvous at Harrogate<br />

Railway Station and transfer to<br />

Burnsall in the heart of the Yorkshire<br />

Dales. Meet The Wayfarers for a<br />

Welcome Dinner and Introductory Talk.<br />

Overnight: Devonshire Fell Hotel<br />

We walk from our hotel, passing the haunted<br />

ruins of Barden Tower, to the remains of Bolton Abbey<br />

and lunch on the estate. This afternoon we walk<br />

beneath the summit of the fabled Simon's Seat. Our day<br />

ends with a private tour by the head gardener of<br />

Parcevall Hall Gardens followed by a short walk back to<br />

our hotel.<br />

Overnight: Devonshire Fell Hotel<br />

Our walk crosses Upper Wharfedale, visiting<br />

charming unspoilt villages, to enjoy both sides of this<br />

pastoral valley. We lunch at an ancient drovers’ pub.<br />

Our afternoon walk takes us to Hubberholme, the final<br />

resting place of the English novelist and playwright J B<br />

Priestley. We continue along Fairy Glen to the tiny<br />

hamlet of Cray and our transfer back to our hotel in<br />

West Witton, Wensleydale.<br />

Overnight: Wensleydale Heifer Hotel<br />

Yorkshire<br />

JMW Turner and lunch at vet James Herriot's favorite pub<br />

in Askrigg. Our afternoon walk continues along the banks<br />

of the River Ure to our hotel.<br />

Overnight: Simonstone Hall<br />

From our hotel we follow the Pennine Way to see<br />

water cascading down England's longest single drop<br />

waterfall at Hardraw Force. We lunch at a teashop overlooking<br />

a traditional village green complete with ancient<br />

wooden stocks! In the afternoon, a Roman road leads us<br />

to Semerwater, the only lake in the Yorkshire Dales, and<br />

ends in the bustling market town of Hawes where we<br />

taste the famous, local Wensleydale cheese.<br />

Overnight: Simonstone Hall<br />

Morning transfer to Darlington Rail Station for<br />

departure and onward connections.<br />

The Fells and Dales<br />

of James Herriot country<br />

Louise Halfpenny<br />

Checking out some of England's best racehorses<br />

Jean Follet <strong>Thompson</strong><br />

24<br />

Over the moor to Middleham to catch a<br />

glimpse of England's best racehorses in training. Our<br />

lunch is in the historic village of Middleham, once<br />

home to King Richard III, followed by a short heritage<br />

railway journey along Wensleydale (subject to operating<br />

timetable). The walk leads us to the magnificent Castle<br />

Bolton, where Mary Queen of Scots was held prisoner,<br />

for a private tour. We return to our hotel for dinner.<br />

Overnight: Wensleydale Heifer Hotel<br />

We walk from the hotel to discover the ruins<br />

left by the Knights Templar who held vast tracts of land<br />

in Wensleydale. We walk by the famous Aysgarth<br />

Waterfalls painted by the English landscape painter<br />

Louise Halfpenny<br />

Arrival: Harrogate Rail Station<br />

Departure: Darlington Rail Station<br />

Terrain: Pastoral countryside, woodland,<br />

riverbanks, valley walking, village lanes<br />

and well-defined moorland paths.<br />

Some hills. 9-12 miles walking per day.<br />

For more details: www.thewayfarers.com<br />

Optional<br />

Fishing Golf Horseback riding<br />

US$ 4,195 per person<br />

(US$ 3,985 Wayfarers’ Friends)<br />

(US$ 565 Single Supplement)<br />

Trip Length: 6 nights<br />

2016 Dates:<br />

May 15-21,<br />

October 9-15<br />

Opportunities


Wales<br />

Pamela Petro<br />

Pembrokeshire<br />

Coast<br />

The Wild Coast of Wales<br />

Dave Robertson<br />

• Visit ancient sacred sites, Pagan and<br />

Christian<br />

• Enjoy an evening of poetry with the<br />

National Poet of Wales<br />

• Breathtaking coastal scenery<br />

• Insight into Welsh history, culture and<br />

language<br />

• See historic St Davids, Britain’s<br />

smallest cathedral city<br />

Dave Robertson<br />

We rendezvous at Haverfordwest Rail<br />

Station and drive to our hotel near St Davids for our<br />

Introductory Talk and Welcome Dinner.<br />

Overnight: St Davids, Warpool Court<br />

From our hotel we walk beside the sea<br />

along a medieval pilgrimage trail and visit the<br />

Chapel and Holy Well of St Non, the mother of<br />

St David. We continue to lunch in<br />

St Davids, the smallest city in Britain (pop: 1,800),<br />

followed by a visit to the cathedral and Bishop’s<br />

Palace. We walk out to dinner in a local restaurant.<br />

Overnight: St Davids, Warpool Court<br />

St Davids Cathedral<br />

We continue along the coastal path<br />

enjoying one of its most beautiful stretches, passing<br />

a blue lagoon and attractive fishing villages. We<br />

finish at Melin Tregwynt, a whitewashed woollen<br />

mill in a remote wooded valley, where there has<br />

been a mill since the 1600s when local farmers<br />

would bring their fleeces to be spun into yarn and<br />

woven into fine Welsh wool blankets. We continue<br />

to our hotel in Wolfscastle.<br />

Overnight: Wolfscastle Country Hotel<br />

Today we walk in the Preseli Hills; wild<br />

mysterious, rolling moors roamed by sheep and<br />

Welsh ponies, and home to ancient<br />

myths and the bluestones from<br />

which Stonehenge was built. How<br />

they were transported to<br />

Wiltshire, 180 miles away before<br />

the invention of the wheel<br />

remains one of the great<br />

mysteries of British history. After<br />

lunch we drive to Nevern Church<br />

with its famous 10th-century<br />

cross and 600-year-old bleeding<br />

yew. We also visit Pentre Ifan, one<br />

of the finest Stone Age megalithic<br />

sites in Britain, dating from 3500<br />

BC. We return to our hotel for one<br />

of the highlights of the week - a<br />

Optional<br />

Opportunities<br />

talk and reading from Gillian<br />

Clarke, National Poet of Wales,<br />

who then joins us for dinner.<br />

Overnight: Wolfscastle<br />

Country Hotel<br />

Today we walk out of our<br />

hotel through the deep wooded Treffgarne<br />

Gorge which cuts through some of the oldest<br />

rocks in the country, created around 1,000 million<br />

years ago. We enjoy splendid views across the valley<br />

to the Treffgarne Rocks with their grotesque shapes.<br />

After lunch we drive to Tenby, a fashionable watering<br />

place in the 19th Century with a 13th-century castle and<br />

historic town walls. We end our afternoon with a transfer to<br />

our luxury country hotel in Narbeth.<br />

Overnight: Narbeth, The Grove<br />

We return to the coast and walk from Freshwater East<br />

(a film location for the Harry Potter movies) to Bosherston<br />

via the impressive Stackpole Head. After our pub lunch, we<br />

head back to our hotel, skirting the lily ponds created 200<br />

years ago by the Campbells of Cawdor, for our Farewell<br />

Dinner in the hotel's highly acclaimed restaurant.<br />

Overnight: Narbeth, The Grove<br />

After breakfast, The Wayfarers will transfer you to<br />

Whitland Rail Station for your onward travel.<br />

Pentre Ifan<br />

Horseback Riding<br />

Golf<br />

Tennis<br />

Arrival: Haverfordwest<br />

Departure: Whitland Rail Station<br />

Terrain: Coastal paths, riverbank<br />

and estuary trails, undulations of<br />

150-250 feet.<br />

10-12 miles walking per day.<br />

Call us at 1-800-249-4620 (US & Canada)<br />

US$ 4,295 per person<br />

(US$ 4,080 Wayfarers’ Friends)<br />

(US$ 565 Single Supplement)<br />

Trip Length: 6 nights<br />

2016 Dates:<br />

September 4-10<br />

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Scotland<br />

• Callanish standing stones on<br />

Lewis, rivalling Stonehenge in<br />

importance<br />

• Visit the Harris Eagle Observatory<br />

• Learn about the history of the<br />

Macdonald clan on Skye<br />

• Enjoy an evening of traditional<br />

Scottish food and music<br />

• Stay in a 17th century former<br />

hunting lodge, still owned by the<br />

high chief of the Macdonald clan<br />

Outer Hebrides<br />

Skye, Lewis and Harris<br />

Rendezvous at Stornoway<br />

Airport or ferry. Welcome meeting and<br />

dinner at the hotel.<br />

Overnight: Borve, Borve House Hotel<br />

NEW<br />

We head out towards the dramatic extremity<br />

of Lewis and walk to the lighthouse, with lunch at the<br />

Ness Historical Society. We walk on past the attractive<br />

little port of Ness to the remains of an iron- age fort and<br />

take tea and local cake in a cafe overlooking the little<br />

harbor. This evening – supper and singing!<br />

Overnight: Borve, Borve House Hotel<br />

We explore the standing stones of Callanish -<br />

one of the most important prehistoric sites in the UK<br />

and through the wonderful hills, glens and lochs of<br />

Harris. Over lunch, we learn all about golden eagles and<br />

visit the Eagle Observatory to watch these magnificent<br />

birds soaring over the ridges on either side of the glen.<br />

Overnight: Tarbert, Harris Hotel<br />

Scalpay Coast, Harris<br />

Direacleit, from where we can see our ferry arrive.<br />

We lunch on board the ferry and on arrival drive to<br />

Portree with its multi-colored houses and bustling<br />

port. We walk a coastal circuit with extensive views<br />

of the harbor finishing with a Cream Tea. An hour's<br />

drive through the Cuillin Hills brings us to our hotel<br />

in the fertile “Garden of Skye”.<br />

Overnight: Skye, Kinloch Lodge<br />

We walk from our hotel with stunning views<br />

of the Sound of Sleat. We see another abandoned<br />

village, this one cleared by an ancestor of the<br />

Macdonalds. After lunch on the promontory of<br />

Portree harbor<br />

Oransay, we explore the gardens surrounding the<br />

ruins of Armadale Castle. The Castle was once home<br />

to the Macdonalds, chiefs and Flora Macdonald, who<br />

helped Bonnie Prince Charlie escape to Skye, was<br />

married here in 1790. There is a fascinating museum,<br />

documenting 1500 years of history, culture and<br />

bloody battles. We return to our hotel for our<br />

Farewell Dinner.<br />

Overnight: Skye, Kinloch Lodge<br />

Time to bid farewell to the Western Isles.<br />

The Wayfarers will transfer you to Mallaig with<br />

connections to Fort William and Glasgow.<br />

Today we enjoy a walk of extremes: from the<br />

wild barren rock of the east to the fertile machair and<br />

white sands of the west, following the Coffin Trail with<br />

views over the white beaches fringed with fields of<br />

wild flowers. We will lunch in the Harris community<br />

centre where locals hold ceilidhs.<br />

Overnight: Tarbert, Harris Hotel<br />

Over the sea to Skye,<br />

but not before we hike to<br />

discover a small loch<br />

and the abandoned<br />

village of<br />

Optional<br />

Opportunities<br />

Arrival: Stornoway<br />

Departure: Mallaig<br />

Terrain: Gentle hill walking, woodland<br />

tracks, well laid trails. Options for more<br />

or less vigorous walking. Likely strong winds<br />

at times and damp under foot. Waterproof<br />

boots and wet weather gear essential.<br />

8-10 miles walking per day.<br />

26 For more details: www.thewayfarers.com<br />

Horseback Riding<br />

Fishing<br />

US$ 4,395 per person<br />

(US$ 4,175 Wayfarers’ Friends)<br />

(US$ 565 Single Supplement)<br />

Trip Length: 6 nights<br />

2016 Dates:<br />

May 29 - June 4F,<br />

June 26 - July 2<br />

Golf<br />

F = Founders’ Walk


Scotland<br />

The Highlands<br />

Rendezvous in Inverness and a guided<br />

walking tour of Culloden Battlefield. We learn about<br />

the struggle between the Highland Clans and British<br />

Government rule, which pitted father against son<br />

and ended in what was tantamount to civil war. We<br />

visit the Clava Cairns, an Iron Age burial site with<br />

standing stones, en route to our first hotel in<br />

Cairngorm for our Welcome Talk and Dinner.<br />

Overnight: Cairngorm, Muckrach Country House Hotel<br />

This morning we transfer to the Cairngorm<br />

Mountains, travelling through one of the few<br />

remaining areas of Caledonian pine forest and now<br />

part of a National Park much loved by locals and<br />

visitors alike for its wildlife and outdoor pursuits. If<br />

Arrival: Inverness<br />

Departure: Edinburgh<br />

Terrain: Gentle hill walking,<br />

woodland tracks, well laid trails.<br />

Options for more or less vigorous<br />

walking. 8-12 miles walking per day.<br />

Call us at 1-800-249-4620 (US & Canada)<br />

Blair Castle<br />

weather permits, we take a funicular from the<br />

Cairngorm base station to the Ptarmigan top station.<br />

(Those who would like, may make the hike on foot.)<br />

We walk to the summit with a mountain guide to<br />

learn about the local ecology. Our afternoon walk<br />

offers the chance to enjoy the woodlands, lochs and<br />

trails of Glenmore.<br />

Overnight: Cairngorm, Muckrach Country House Hotel<br />

We transfer to Glen Tilt and walk to Blair<br />

Castle, the ancestral home of the Dukes and Earls of<br />

Atholl. We have lunch and then a tour of the 740-<br />

year-old castle and grounds, in the midst of one of<br />

the most spectacular settings of Highland<br />

Perthshire. We arrive to a warm welcome at<br />

Optional<br />

Serene Lochs,<br />

majestic mountains<br />

and Royal Edinburgh<br />

Opportunities<br />

Horseback Canoeing/Kayaking Fishing Golf Antique Shopping<br />

Riding<br />

US$ 4,395 per person<br />

(US$ 4,175 Wayfarers’ Friends)<br />

(US$ 565 Single Supplement)<br />

Trip Length: 6 nights<br />

2016 Dates:<br />

September 25 - October 1<br />

Killiecrankie House Hotel, our base for<br />

the next three nights.<br />

Overnight: Killiecrankie,<br />

Killiecrankie House Hotel<br />

We walk from our hotel along<br />

the hillside past the golf course to the<br />

tiny village of Moulin, nestling in the<br />

hills above the town of Pitlochry. From<br />

there we walk past the ruins of 14thcentury<br />

Black Castle to admire the Black Spout waterfall<br />

then descend through the woods through Pitlochry for<br />

lunch. We walk up the River Tummel, crossing the huge<br />

hydroelectric dam. Passing Loch Faskally the walk continues<br />

up the River Garry and ends at a spot below the hotel near<br />

the site of the Battle of Killiecrankie. We return to<br />

Killiecrankie House for dinner and overnight.<br />

Overnight: Killiecrankie, Killiecrankie House Hotel<br />

Today our walking takes us to the Dunkeld area<br />

through a landscape planted by the Dukes of Atholl with a<br />

romantic viewing gallery over the River Braan. We see the<br />

remains of an ancient forest including the Birnam Oak, so<br />

memorable for Shakespeare that he wrote it into ‘Macbeth’.<br />

We visit Dunkeld Cathedral and end with a walk in the hills<br />

above the village where ospreys can sometimes be seen. You<br />

can choose to take time out to explore this delightful village.<br />

Overnight: Killiecrankie, Killiecrankie House Hotel<br />

Roy Robinson<br />

We leave Killicrankie for our final destination -<br />

Edinburgh. With Morag Dunbar, our Walk Manager and<br />

Scottish Blue Badge Guide, we explore Calton Hill for beautiful<br />

views of the city, descending by secluded pathways<br />

into the historic Old Town of Edinburgh, enjoying some of<br />

the hidden surprises of the Royal Mile with lunch near<br />

Holyrood Park. The afternoon concludes with an<br />

invigorating walk up Arthur’s Seat to enjoy the most<br />

dramatic 360 degree views or, alternatively, the chance<br />

to do some independent sightseeing. In the<br />

evening we gather at the hotel to walk to a<br />

private Whisky Club to enjoy a Single Malt<br />

whisky tasting and Farewell Dinner.<br />

Overnight: Edinburgh, The George Hotel<br />

Our Edinburgh Hotel is<br />

centrally located near the<br />

train station and<br />

conveniently<br />

placed for<br />

airport coach transfers.<br />

• Walk in Cairngorm National Park,<br />

jewel of the highlands<br />

• Walking tour of Culloden Battle field<br />

• Visit 750-year-old Blair Castle<br />

• Whisky tasting<br />

• Walking tour of the historic Old Town<br />

of Edinburgh<br />

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Northern Ireland<br />

• Tour of Belfast and insight into<br />

The Troubles<br />

• Spectacular coastal walking to<br />

The Giant’s Causeway<br />

• Ferry trip to wild Rathlin Island<br />

• Walk the historic Walls of<br />

Londonderry<br />

• Visit the Famine Folk Museum<br />

Historic cities,<br />

spectacular glens,<br />

wild coasts<br />

Rendezvous in Belfast for a<br />

poignant black taxi tour of the town.<br />

For many years visitors avoided<br />

Northern Ireland until the Good<br />

Friday Agreement in 1998. We see the<br />

memorial plots and the peace walls of<br />

Shanklin and the Falls and hear some<br />

first hand accounts from people who lived through The<br />

Troubles. After our tour of Belfast, we take a private<br />

transfer to our hotel.<br />

Overnight: Ballygally, Ballygally Castle Hotel<br />

We walk with splendid views of Scotland<br />

across the sea, down into Glenarm, one of the nine<br />

Glens of Antrim. We continue to the private Glenarm<br />

Castle with its beautiful park, home to the Earls of<br />

Antrim. We take lunch in the castle's gardens and enjoy<br />

a walk through the Earl's private garden and estate.<br />

Overnight: Ballygally, Ballygally Castle Hotel<br />

We drive to the Queen of Glens described as<br />

‘Switzerland in Miniature’ to explore the most dramatic<br />

Belfast<br />

Northern Ireland<br />

of the nine Glens of Antrim, Glenariff. We pass waterfalls,<br />

gorges and woodland and continue to the<br />

famous Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge hanging precariously<br />

over an 80-foot chasm (crossing it is optional!)<br />

Then we head to the tiny, harbor village of Ballintoy<br />

and walk along the water's edge of the glorious sandy<br />

beach at White Park Bay.<br />

Overnight: Bushmills, Bushmills Hotel<br />

We pick up our trail to Bally castle Bay<br />

where we take a ferry to fascinating Rathlin Island,<br />

eight miles off the coast towards Scotland. It is where<br />

Robert the Bruce retreated from Edward I<br />

(Longshanks) in 1306 and where, in 1898, Marconi<br />

made the world's first radio communication.<br />

Overnight: Bushmills, Bushmills Hotel<br />

We walk along a memorable stretch of<br />

coastline past the Giant's Causeway - the extraordinary<br />

geological phenomenon of 40,000 basalt<br />

columns. After lunch we walk the beautiful coastal<br />

surroundings of Downhill Demesne with spectacular<br />

views. We catch the ferry to the Inishowen Peninsula<br />

where our hotel is located in the coastal village of<br />

Ballyliffin.<br />

Overnight: Ballyliffin, Ballyliffin Town House<br />

cottages and real life exhibits. The tour provides a<br />

wealth of information about Irish emigration to the<br />

Americas, Australia and elsewhere. After lunch, we<br />

drive to London derry, the only remaining walled city<br />

in Ireland and the finest example of its type in all of<br />

Europe, before returning to our hotel for our Farewell<br />

Dinner.<br />

Overnight: Ballyliffin, Ballyliffin Town House<br />

Transfer to Belfast Inter national Airport for<br />

onward connections.<br />

We walk to Doagh Island and visit the Famine<br />

Folk Museum with its genuine 19th-century thatched<br />

Optional<br />

Opportunities<br />

Golf<br />

Horseback Riding<br />

>> 2 are better<br />

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Arrival: Belfast<br />

Departure: Belfast<br />

Terrain: Spectacular<br />

coastal paths, unspoiled<br />

moorland, some hills.<br />

8-10 miles walking per day.<br />

More details: www.thewayfarers.com<br />

US$ 4,395 per person<br />

(US$ 4,175 Wayfarers’ Friends)<br />

(US$ 565 Single Supplement)<br />

Trip Length: 6 nights<br />

2016 Dates:<br />

June 12-18,<br />

September 18-24<br />

Enjoy the Full<br />

Emerald Isle<br />

Experience:<br />

Book the<br />

whole<br />

journey!


The Ring of Kerry<br />

Dingle Peninsula<br />

and Celtic history<br />

Ireland<br />

• Pub evening of traditional Irish music<br />

and dance<br />

• See a Druids’ stone circle and mystic<br />

Ogham Stone<br />

• Ride by horse and cart to the<br />

Torc Falls<br />

• Sample local cheese at a remote farmhouse<br />

• Watch a sheep dog at work<br />

Al Ludwick<br />

Meet The Wayfarers in Killarney for a<br />

Welcome Dinner and Introductory Talk.<br />

Overnight: Killarney, Randles Court<br />

Walk along forest and lakeside trails<br />

leading to the ruins of a Franciscan abbey, scene of<br />

secret midnight weddings in Elizabethan times,<br />

followed by lunch in the grounds of Muckross<br />

House and Park. After crossing the famous lakes of<br />

Killarney by boat, we take a horse and cart ride to<br />

the spectacular Torc Falls and walk a 16th-century<br />

track to the lively little town of Kenmare. Optional<br />

afternoon guided tour of Muckross House.<br />

Overnight: Kenmare, Park Hotel<br />

Cromwell's Bridge<br />

We follow the remote Beara Way for views<br />

of the Kenmare Estuary and the peaks of<br />

McGillycuddys Reeks. A country lane passes a<br />

Druids' stone circle leading to a lakeside inn where<br />

we enjoy a traditional Irish lunch. We continue<br />

along country lanes to a remote farmhouse to<br />

sample the delicious local cheeses, followed by an<br />

evening of traditional music and dancing.<br />

Overnight: Kenmare, Park Hotel<br />

We begin at the 2,000-year-old Staigue Fort<br />

where we learn about Celtic folklore and follow the<br />

Kerry Way to enjoy Atlantic Ocean vistas. We<br />

continue across pastures and lanes, pausing to<br />

examine the ancient<br />

Celtic writings on an<br />

Ogham Stone, then<br />

crossing the white sands<br />

of Derrynane Bay to visit the<br />

home of Irish patriot Daniel O'Connell.<br />

Overnight: Waterville, Butler Arms Hotel<br />

We follow an old track beside a stream to Dingle<br />

Bay with sweeping sea views to distant Mount Eagle. We<br />

rejoin the Kerry Way to Caragh Lake which, if the tide<br />

allows, we cross by fishing boat to land at the magnificent<br />

lakeside gardens of our hotel.<br />

Overnight: Caragh Lake, Carrig Country House<br />

We walk the gorse and heather-covered hills above<br />

Caragh Lake over to Blackstone Bridge where salmon fishermen<br />

gather. After lunch we meet a local farmer to discover<br />

how he cuts the turf for winter fuel and see his faithful<br />

sheepdog at work. We return to Caragh Lake for our<br />

Farewell Dinner.<br />

Overnight: Caragh Lake, Carrig Country House<br />

The Wayfarers see you safely to Killarney Rail Station.<br />

Optional<br />

Opportunities<br />

than 1! >><br />

Golf<br />

Fishing<br />

Antique Shopping<br />

Water Sports<br />

Horseback riding<br />

Special Price<br />

US$ 8,150<br />

(per person<br />

based on double<br />

occupancy)<br />

for both Walks<br />

Arrival: Killarney<br />

Departure: Killarney Rail Station<br />

Terrain: Soft turf, narrow lanes<br />

and tracks, modest hills.<br />

7-12 miles of walking per day.<br />

Call us at 1-800-249-4620 (US & Canada)<br />

US$ 4,395 per person<br />

(US$ 4,175 Wayfarers’ Friends)<br />

(US$ 565 Single Supplement)<br />

Trip Length: 6 nights<br />

2016 Dates:<br />

June 5-11,<br />

September 25 - October 1<br />

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Ellen Barone<br />

Stephanie Martin Larry & Barb Hauser<br />

1<br />

Santiago<br />

de Compostela<br />

30


Ellen Barone<br />

3<br />

Caen<br />

Paris<br />

Rennes<br />

Strasbourg<br />

4 6<br />

France<br />

5<br />

Dijon<br />

Dale Brown<br />

Burgos<br />

2<br />

Avignon<br />

7<br />

Spain<br />

Madrid<br />

0 miles 200<br />

1 Camino de Santiago<br />

2 Pays Basque<br />

3 Brittany & Normandy<br />

4 Burgundy by Barge<br />

5 Burgundy<br />

6 Alsace<br />

7 Provence<br />

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Testimonials<br />

Terry Krasinska<br />

you for providing such<br />

“Thank<br />

wonderful experiences. Each<br />

trip has been great. I hope the thirteenth<br />

is not too far away!<br />

Gaetan was just great. It was obvious he<br />

was enjoying the Walk as much as we<br />

were enjoying it.<br />

Antonia is a veteran and her experience<br />

was evident. She, too, was wonderful.”<br />

Holly P., Pays Basque<br />

“Both Eric and Antonia were charming, well<br />

informed and helpful. As a Walk Leader,<br />

Eric was highly energetic and encouragingdespite<br />

the long hills and descents. I<br />

believe we covered a lot of challenging<br />

territory, all full of beautiful, scenic<br />

surprises. Of course, I was always relieved<br />

to see the van and Antonia with refreshments<br />

as planned!”<br />

Elizabeth S., Pays Basque<br />

Terry Krasinska<br />

“A Wayfarers tour encompasses much<br />

more than just a “walk”. It combines<br />

history, culture, food, great walks and<br />

special people.<br />

When I am taking a Wayfarers tour, I do<br />

not know what day of the week it is. All of<br />

my needs are met/exceeded in a kind and<br />

efficient manner. A true vacation…”<br />

Lisa K., Pays Basque<br />

“I love Gaetan’s knowledge of WW1 and<br />

WW2 sites. Eric very vivacious and of<br />

course, totally organized.”<br />

Margot W., Alsace<br />

“Gaetan is a wonderful walk leader,<br />

conscientious, without being over<br />

solicitous. He chose beautiful trails for us,<br />

and gave us fine explanations about what<br />

we were seeing. Eric is exuberant and<br />

great fun. He chose charming restaurants,<br />

entertainments, superb food and wine.<br />

Hubert will make a great walk leader. He<br />

is caring and kind, and informative.”<br />

Sheila C., Alsace<br />

“The variety of scenery was quite a<br />

surprise. I thought it would be more<br />

pastoral from the photo in the brochure.<br />

It’s hard to give a preview of such diverse<br />

areas we visited. I enjoyed it so much.”<br />

Kathleen G., Pays Basque<br />

“I expect a great deal from the Wayfarers,<br />

and each trip still exceeds my expectations.<br />

Eric made a special effort to make sure<br />

I saw the Altarpiece in Colmar.”<br />

Sheila C., Alsace<br />

“I loved being your guest on my 13th walk.”<br />

Sheila C., Alsace<br />

“I am most convinced that Wayfarers is the<br />

best walking group there is.”<br />

Patricia R., Camino de Santiago<br />

“Gaetan and Antonia are the best-organized,<br />

always calm, good humored, and<br />

extend themselves so each person’s needs<br />

are met. Warm, intelligent, fun and funny.”<br />

Annette J., Brittany and Normandy<br />

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For more details: www.thewayfarers.com


Life-affirming journey<br />

on the ancient<br />

Pilgrimage Route<br />

Spain<br />

• Experience of one of the world’s<br />

greatest journeys<br />

• Walk in the footsteps of ancient<br />

pilgrims on a 1,000-year-old route<br />

• Enjoy traditional Spanish culture<br />

away from the tourist beaches<br />

• Visit unspoiled medieval villages<br />

and serene chapels set amid<br />

peaceful hills<br />

• Celebrate Pilgrims’ Mass in the<br />

cathedral of Santiago de Compostela<br />

Vicki Bales<br />

Camino de Santiago<br />

Rendezvous in Burgos, the capital of Castile.<br />

We have time to wander the ancient streets before<br />

we meet for our Introductory Talk and Welcome<br />

Dinner.<br />

Overnight: Burgos, Hotel NH Palacio de la Merced<br />

We embark on our journey following the<br />

emblem of St James, the scallop shell. After a day<br />

both on foot and bus, we reach Leon, founded by<br />

the Roman Seventh Legion in 68 AD, to join the<br />

Walking into Castrojeriz<br />

locals in the traditional ‘paseo’<br />

(evening stroll) before a Spanish<br />

style late dinner in our hotel.<br />

Overnight: Leon,<br />

Paradores Hostal de San Marcos (Parador Leon)<br />

We cross the longest pilgrim bridge in<br />

Spain and walk over undulating countryside to the<br />

ancient town of Astorga, where the Roman walls lie<br />

incongruously beside the medieval Cathedral and<br />

Gaudi’s eccentric Bishop’s Palace. We<br />

continue to the mountain village of<br />

Rabanal del Camino.<br />

Overnight: Rabanal del Camino,<br />

La Posada de Gaspar<br />

Elizabeth Austin<br />

Bierzo. Here we see the Puerta del<br />

Perdon, the ‘Door of Pardon’, at the 12thcentury<br />

church of Santiago.<br />

Overnight: Villafranca del Bierzo,<br />

Parador de Villafranca del Bierzo<br />

We wind our way beside mountain<br />

streams to the perfectly preserved hilltop village of<br />

O’Cebreiro with its oval stone huts. We pause by the<br />

pilgrims’ fountain in Triacastela, and after a short drive, we<br />

continue on foot along stonewalled lanes and our hotel in<br />

Portomarin.<br />

Overnight: Portomarin, Pousada de Portomarin<br />

We first glimpse the towers of Santiago. The excitement<br />

of reaching our goal increases as we walk into the old<br />

city and stand in wonder in the huge Praza de Obradoiro<br />

admiring the magnificent cathedral, the grand finale of our<br />

journey.<br />

Overnight: Santiago de Compostela, Parador de Santiago<br />

We journey to the Cruz de<br />

Hierro, which towers above a mountain of<br />

stones, each stone left by a passing<br />

pilgrim. After lunch, we walk over wildflower-scented<br />

slopes down to the village<br />

of Molinaseca, once a control point on the<br />

Roman Gold Road.<br />

Overnight: Molinaseca, Hotel Rural de Floriana<br />

We have time to explore this lovely old Baroque city<br />

before attending the noonday Pilgrim Mass in the cathedral.<br />

We say ‘hasta la vista’ at the airport of Santiago.<br />

Dramatic, lonely tracks lead<br />

to Ponferrada, with its 12th-century<br />

Templar Castle. After lunch, we<br />

continue to medieval Villafranca del<br />

Vicki Bales<br />

Arrival: Burgos<br />

Departure: Santiago de<br />

Compostela<br />

Terrain: Each day’s walk is<br />

between 5-6 hours, covering<br />

9-15 miles of easy to moderate walking per day.<br />

Our transport is at hand to help along the journey.<br />

Call us at 1-800-249-4620 (US & Canada)<br />

US$ 4,495 per person<br />

(US$ 4,270 Wayfarers’ Friends)<br />

(US$ 595 Single Supplement)<br />

Trip Length: 7 nights<br />

2016 Dates:<br />

May 21-28<br />

Vicki Bales<br />

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France • Spain<br />

• Untamed beauty of semi-wild<br />

landscape<br />

• Ancient, unique culture between<br />

France and Spain<br />

• Walking with the spectacular<br />

backdrop of the Pyrenees<br />

• Stay in an historic fortress with<br />

dramatic Atlantic Ocean views<br />

• Guided tasting at a museum of<br />

chocolate<br />

Rendezvous in dazzling<br />

Biarritz and make the short transfer to<br />

the lovely hilltop village of Aïnhoa, on<br />

the Spanish Border, for our Welcome<br />

Dinner.<br />

Overnight: Aïnhoa, Hotel Ithurria<br />

Walk to Sare, another traditional village. The<br />

trail traverses the typically hilly Basque countryside<br />

passing through forests, rivers and sheep meadows.<br />

After lunch in a colorful local restaurant, we climb the<br />

hillside of the iconic peak, La Rhune. We descend by<br />

foot for the transfer back to our hotel for wine tasting<br />

and dinner.<br />

Overnight: Aïnhoa, Hotel Ithurria<br />

Walking from our hotel, our route follows the<br />

climb and descent of a circular mountain path along<br />

the Spanish border. The scenery throughout the day is<br />

typically Basque with green grass, broom, sheep, ponies,<br />

vultures and wood pigeons. From the peak we admire<br />

the pano ramic view of Pays Basque, extending from the<br />

mountains to the sea. We end our day with dinner at<br />

the Michelin Star restaurant in the hotel.<br />

Overnight: Aïnhoa, Hotel Ithurria<br />

Pays Basque<br />

(historic building now restored as a Spanish hotel) in<br />

Hondarribia.<br />

Overnight: Hondarribia, Parador El Emperador<br />

After a stroll through the fortified city, we<br />

follow a pilgrimage trail. We walk down to the wild<br />

Spanish coastline which leads us to a fishing port for<br />

lunch. A coastal boat ride takes us back to Saint Jean<br />

de Luz where we have free time to enjoy the hotel<br />

facilities, including the exclusive Zen Spa, or shop in<br />

town before walking out to dinner.<br />

Overnight: St Jean de Luz, La Reserve<br />

We start our day by walking along the Atlantic<br />

seaboard before our visit to the chocolate museum<br />

where our 'maître chocolatier' will teach us all about<br />

this skilful art and allow us to indulge in a few divine<br />

Fort de Socoa<br />

Wild landscapes,<br />

sparkling coast and<br />

sophisticated resorts<br />

samples! We then walk to the famous resort of<br />

Biarritz created by Napoleon III for his wife, the<br />

Empress Eugenie. In the evening, we rendezvous in<br />

our hotel for our Farewell Dinner.<br />

Overnight: St Jean de Luz, La Reserve<br />

The Wayfarers see you safely on your way. Of<br />

course you may prefer to linger in Biarritz!<br />

Terry Krasinska<br />

After a short minibus transfer, we have time<br />

to explore the townscape of Saint Jean de Luz, visiting<br />

the church and the house where Louis XIV waited for<br />

his wedding to Maria-Teresa, Infanta of Spain, on June 9<br />

1660. We walk out from the town to our lunch in Socoa<br />

and then continue our walk along the coast of Abbadie.<br />

At Hendaye Port we take a boat ride across the River<br />

Bidassoa to Spain and a short walk to our Parador<br />

Optional<br />

Opportunities<br />

Arrival: Biarritz<br />

Departure: St Jean de Luz TGV Rail Station<br />

Terrain: Alpine and coastal trails<br />

with moderate climbs and steep<br />

descents, inviting village tracks.<br />

9-12 miles walking per day.<br />

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Water Sports Fishing Golf Horseback Riding<br />

US$ 4,495 per person<br />

(US$ 4,270 Wayfarers’ Friends)<br />

(US$ 635 Single Supplement)<br />

Trip Length: 6 nights<br />

2016 Dates:<br />

June 19-25,<br />

October 2-8


France<br />

D-Day Landings and<br />

Mont St Michel<br />

• Day-long tour of D-Day Landings site<br />

• Visit to the US cemetery<br />

• Overnight stay in Mont St Michel and<br />

tour of the famous abbey<br />

• Sample calvados, apple cider and<br />

icecream<br />

• See the Bayeux Tapestry<br />

Dick Dixon<br />

Brittany & Normandy<br />

Mont St Michel<br />

Rendezvous in Rennes, the capital of<br />

Brittany and drive to Dinan, a lovely medieval town<br />

surrounded by fortified walls. After a welcome<br />

aperitif and talk in the hotel, we stroll out to one of<br />

the best restaurants in town for dinner.<br />

Overnight: Dinan, Hotel Le d’Avaugour<br />

Guided walking tour of Brittany’s<br />

most beautiful old town. We walk beside the<br />

river to the village of Lehon, protected by its<br />

feudal castle dominating the former abbey.<br />

After lunch in a local inn, we continue along<br />

the river ascending through meadows to end<br />

the day with a great view of the city and its<br />

river-port from a magnificent viaduct. We<br />

dine this evening in a typical ‘crêperie’.<br />

Overnight: Dinan, Hotel Le d’Avaugour<br />

La Pointe du Hoc Normandy site<br />

Cruise along the Rance river followed by a<br />

walk to our lunch venue. We start our afternoon<br />

with a short transfer to see a unique tidal powerstation<br />

and then continue on foot to the famous<br />

resort of Dinard and then take the ferry to St-Malo.<br />

We stroll along the ancient city ramparts to our<br />

beautiful new hotel, before having dinner in<br />

the restaurant overlooking the sea.<br />

Overnight: St-Malo,<br />

Hotel Nouveau Monde<br />

We walk along the coastline,<br />

passing the amazing sculptured rocks of<br />

Rotheneuf, comprising 300 local characters<br />

carved into the granite by a 19thcentury<br />

priest, the Abbé Fouré. We<br />

continue along the picturesque Côte<br />

Liberty Road milestone<br />

d’Emeraude (Emerald Coast) to lunch<br />

followed by a drive into Normandy. In<br />

the evening, we walk across the causeway to Mont St Michel<br />

to dine on the famous ‘omelette de la Mère Poulard’; a<br />

unique experience!<br />

Overnight: Mont St Michel, Relais St Michel<br />

We arrive at Bayeux and visit the famous 11thcentury<br />

Tapestry made to celebrate the conquest of England<br />

by William, Duke of Normandy. After lunch, we walk<br />

through the ‘bocage’, a Norman word for the unique, picture<br />

postcard landscape of woodland, pasture and meadows<br />

interspersed with charming hamlets. We stop to taste the<br />

renowned local calvados and apple cider. We settle in our<br />

stunning hotel in Port-en-Bessin, before a presentation about<br />

the D-Day Landings.<br />

Overnight: Port-en-Bessin, Château La Chenevière<br />

A fascinating and thought-provoking tour of the<br />

Normandy Beaches. We visit Ste Mère Eglise, scene of the<br />

largest airborne night assault in history and centre of US<br />

82nd Airborne operations; the German cemetery at La<br />

Cambe; the Pointe du Hoc where the battery has been left as<br />

it was on D-Day. We walk along Omaha Beach for a guided<br />

tour of the US Cemetery, with time to reflect. We return to<br />

our hotel for our Farewell Dinner.<br />

Overnight: Port-en-Bessin, Château La Chenevière<br />

Transfer to Caen to say au revoir at the station.<br />

Detail of the 230 ft long Bayeux Tapestry<br />

Optional<br />

Opportunities<br />

Arrival: Rennes<br />

Departure: Caen<br />

Terrain: Easy to moderate.<br />

Coastline paths, country trails.<br />

6-8 miles walking per day.<br />

Call us at 1-800-249-4620 (US & Canada)<br />

Water Sports Fishing Golf Horseback Riding<br />

US$ 4,495 per person<br />

(US$ 4,270 Wayfarers’ Friends)<br />

(US$ 655 Single Supplement)<br />

Trip Length: 6 nights<br />

2016 Dates:<br />

June 12-18,<br />

September 25 - October 1<br />

35


France<br />

• Private wine tasting at Domaine<br />

Servan in Chablis<br />

• Gentle strolls in the rich countryside<br />

of Burgundy<br />

• Luxurious on-board accommodation<br />

• Gourmet meals showcasing<br />

regional French cuisine<br />

• Visit a traditional French market<br />

Burgundy by Barge<br />

La Belle Epoque<br />

Built in 1930 to carry freight on the<br />

canals, the barge was converted into<br />

a hotel and now has seven luxury<br />

cabins complete with marble-tiled<br />

bathrooms, and public rooms<br />

including a saloon/dining room and<br />

sun deck with Jacuzzi hot tub.<br />

and the 13th-century Hotel Dieu<br />

and then return by minibus to<br />

the barge moored at Lézinnes.<br />

Rendezvous in Paris and transfer to the barge.<br />

Welcome Aboard with champagne and canapés before<br />

our Welcome Dinner on board.<br />

Overnight for the week: The Barge La Belle Epoque<br />

After a delicious breakfast which includes<br />

fresh croissants from a local boulangerie, we cruise<br />

through the Burgundian countryside to Tanlay with the<br />

option to take a leisurely walk along the towpath. After<br />

lunch on board we visit the 16th-century Château de<br />

Tanlay for a guided tour of this beautiful castle.<br />

Canal-side walk passing ancient villages<br />

before departing for a private wine tasting and gourmet<br />

lunch in Chablis. After lunch there is time to wander<br />

around the town before we take a late afternoon walk<br />

towards Tonnerre. We visit the amazing Fosse Dionne<br />

A morning visit to<br />

Noyers sur Serein, listed as one<br />

of the most beautiful villages in<br />

France, gives us a chance to<br />

enjoy the local produce, colors<br />

and delights of the wonderful<br />

market. In the afternoon we<br />

either enjoy a lazy cruise or a circuitous walk<br />

through the Burgundian countryside.<br />

Starting at the tiny village of Cry, this<br />

morning’s walk takes us through woodland, over<br />

rolling fields and by a ruined castle. In the afternoon<br />

we drive to the exquisite UNESCO World Heritage site<br />

of Abbaye de Fontenay founded by St Bernard in 1118.<br />

With its peaceful gardens and ponds and fascinating<br />

cloisters, dormitories and scriptorium, Fontenay gives<br />

an exceptional glimpse of Cistercian life and industry.<br />

A late afternoon walk brings us to the ancient town<br />

of Ravières.<br />

Gourmet cuisine by luxury barge<br />

We have the best views of the week with<br />

stunning vistas across the valley of the Brenne and<br />

the Canal du Bourgogne. In the afternoon we first<br />

visit the fascinating walled hilltop village of<br />

Flavigny sur Ozerain, where the film ‘Chocolat’ was<br />

made. This is followed by a visit to Alesia, the site<br />

of the final battle between the Gauls and Romans<br />

that took place in 52 BC. We return to the barge for<br />

the Captain’s Farewell Dinner .<br />

Private transfer to Paris.<br />

NB: This itinerary is subject to change.<br />

Château de Tanlay<br />

Optional<br />

Opportunities<br />

Arrival: Paris<br />

Departure: Paris<br />

Terrain: The soft landscape,<br />

low hills and level towpaths<br />

skirting canals make for<br />

easy walking.<br />

3-5 miles per day.<br />

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Biking<br />

From US$ 5,290 per person<br />

(From US$ 5,025 Wayfarers’ Friends)<br />

(From US$ 1,850 Single Supplement)<br />

Trip Length: 6 nights<br />

2015 Dates:<br />

October 9-15,<br />

October 16-22<br />

Balloon Rides


Burgundy<br />

Walks and wines<br />

from Beaune<br />

to Cluny<br />

France<br />

• Discover some of the most beautiful<br />

villages in France, including the<br />

location of the movie Chocolat<br />

• Take tea at a private mansion<br />

• Wine-tasting in the cellars of world<br />

famous châteaux<br />

• Explore the ruins of the influential<br />

Benedictine abbey at Cluny<br />

• Visit Château of Commarin where the<br />

current owner, a descendant of the<br />

Duke of Burgundy, will greet us<br />

• Learn about the art of truffle hunting<br />

NEW<br />

Hospices de Beaune<br />

We rendezvous at the TGV station in Dijon,<br />

the capital of Burgundy's dukes, and make the short<br />

transfer to our first hotel, a castle in a small village in<br />

Auxois. The evening starts with an introduction to<br />

our week, followed by dinner.<br />

Overnight: Pouilly-en-Auxois, Château Sainte Sabine<br />

After a short transfer to Flavigny-sur-<br />

Ozerain, the location for the movie Chocolat, we hike<br />

to the moated castle of Bussy-Rabutin. Lunch is in a<br />

traditional auberge. A lakeside walk brings us to the<br />

fortified town of Semur-en-Auxois and Tea on the<br />

terrace of a private mansion.<br />

Overnight: Pouilly-en-Auxois, Château Sainte Sabine<br />

Château de Clos-Vougeot<br />

We walk beside the Burgundy canal and<br />

in the hills, to Chateauneuf-en-Auxois, with its<br />

famous medieval castle. After lunch, we continue<br />

along the fringe of the plateau with magnificent<br />

views of the valley to the renowned Chateau de<br />

Commarin. We will be welcomed by the owner<br />

himself, descendant of an aristocratic<br />

family with 500 years of history. We<br />

transfer to Beaune and our hotel in the<br />

historic center.<br />

Overnight: Beaune, Hotel Le Cep<br />

We visit the traditional market and the famous<br />

Hospices de Beaune, founded as a charitable almshouse<br />

nearly 600 years ago. We lunch at Château d'Entre-deux-<br />

Monts, dating from the time of Louis XIII. We find out about<br />

truffle-hunting and enjoy the spoils with our meal! On to the<br />

Côte de Nuits vineyards and the Château de Clos-Vougeot,<br />

the headquarters of the brotherhood of the "Chevaliers du<br />

Tastevin", where we see the château, the Cistercian cellars<br />

and wine presses.<br />

Overnight: Beaune, Hotel Le Cep<br />

We walk above the vineyards of Volnay to Saint-<br />

Romain, an ancient stone village. After lunch in a local<br />

auberge, we hike to the wine-growing village of Chassagne-<br />

Montrachet and a wine-tasting session in the Château de<br />

Chassagne cellars. We drive to Tournus, one of the oldest<br />

monastic centers of Burgundy. We dine in a traditional<br />

restaurant next to the 11th century abbey.<br />

Overnight: Tournus, Hotel de Greuze<br />

We transfer to the “perched” village of Brancion for<br />

coffee and croissants at the foot of the medieval castle. Our<br />

walk takes us on the old monks’ path to Cluny, the medieval<br />

capital of the Roman Catholic Church, for lunch. Our afternoon<br />

ends with a visit of the ruins of the mighty Cluny<br />

abbey before a transfer back to our hotel. Our farewell<br />

dinner is at the Michelin-starred Restaurant de Greuze.<br />

Overnight: Tournus, Hotel de Greuze<br />

Arrival: Dijon<br />

Departure: Dijon<br />

or Montchanin TGV<br />

Terrain: Undulating paths and<br />

tracks through forests, fields and<br />

vineyards. Some rocky paths.<br />

Occasional, moderate ups and downs.<br />

Average 10 miles walking per day.<br />

Call us at 1-800-249-4620 (US & Canada)<br />

US$ 4,495 per person<br />

(US$ 4,270 Wayfarers’ Friends)<br />

(US$ 595 Single Supplement)<br />

Trip Length: 6 nights<br />

2016 Dates:<br />

June 5-11F,<br />

September 18-24<br />

F = Founders’ Walk<br />

We say our goodbyes and depart from the TGV station<br />

at Dijon or<br />

Montchanin.<br />

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France<br />

• Unique mix of French and German<br />

culture<br />

• Fine Alsatian cuisine and regional<br />

specialities<br />

• Fascinating military history from both<br />

World Wars<br />

• Wines of the region<br />

• Picturesque villages with half timbered<br />

houses and cobbled streets<br />

Alsace<br />

Rendezvous in Strasbourg for<br />

the short journey to our hotel in the<br />

heart of Obernai, one of the loveliest<br />

villages in Alsace. Time to stroll<br />

around the village before an<br />

Introductory Talk and Welcome<br />

Dinner – our first taste of the<br />

renowned Alsatian cuisine.<br />

Overnight: Obernai, Hotel A la Cour d’Alsace<br />

Following a charming valley we leave Obernai<br />

to go to Boersch, a typical Alsatian fortress community.<br />

On the way we visit a handicraft marquetry studio.<br />

Heading through vineyards and pastures we arrive in<br />

Rosheim for lunch. In the afternoon, we visit the 12thcentury<br />

church before walking back through forests<br />

and vineyards.<br />

Overnight: Obernai, Hotel A la Cour d’Alsace<br />

We visit the mountain-top sanctuary of Mont<br />

Ste-Odile, a spiritual shrine much loved by the Alsatian<br />

people. Crossing the majestic Vosgienne forest we<br />

descend to Barr, another Alsatian 'kitsch' village for our<br />

lunch. Our afternoon trail varies between woody hills<br />

and vineyards, and takes us to Bernardville for a wine<br />

tasting. We transfer to our hotel in Ribeauvillé and have<br />

dinner in a traditional 'winstub' in town.<br />

Overnight: Ribeauvillé, Le Clos Saint Vincent<br />

Villages, Vosges<br />

& Vineyards<br />

vineyards of Riesling, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and<br />

Gewürztraminer grapes. In Riquewihr, a village<br />

acclaimed for its beauty, we have lunch before<br />

walking on to another fortified village, Kientzheim,<br />

still nestled within its powerful ramparts. On the way<br />

we pass the WWII memorial remembering the<br />

soldiers from many different nations who gave their<br />

lives in the bloody battle of La Poche de Colmar.<br />

Overnight: Colmar, Hotel les Têtes<br />

We take to the Vosges Mountains on shaded<br />

forest paths and walk beside the region’s two most<br />

prominent lakes. We visit the museum and memorial<br />

at Le Linge, scene one of the bloodiest battles of<br />

World War I. A very moving memorial site, the battlefield<br />

contains numerous black-and-white crosses<br />

marking the final resting place of French and German<br />

troops. Lunch is in a typical local auberge with an<br />

opportunity to taste Munster cheese, before returning<br />

to our hotel and our Farewell Dinner.<br />

Overnight: Colmar, Hotel les Têtes<br />

The Wayfarers provide a courtesy bus transfer<br />

to the rail station in Colmar where we say au revoir.<br />

Visit to the great Château du Haut Koenigs -<br />

bourg, one of Europe’s most important medieval<br />

fortresses, restored in the 19th Century by Kaiser<br />

Wilhelm II. We enjoy the far-reaching views to<br />

Germany’s Black Forest and then walk down through<br />

the forest to our lunch in a chalet in a mountain resort.<br />

In the afternoon, we discover the ruins of three castles<br />

owned by the Ribeaupierre family.<br />

Overnight: Ribeauvillé, Le Clos Saint Vincent<br />

Optional<br />

Opportunities<br />

We walk down from the hotel into<br />

Ribeauvillé, one of the most beautiful villages in France,<br />

along the celebrated Alsace Route de Vins, through<br />

Arrival: Strasbourg<br />

Departure: Colmar<br />

Terrain: Undulating paths and<br />

tracks through forests, vineyards<br />

and picturesque villages.<br />

Occasional moderate ups and downs.<br />

8-10 miles walking per day.<br />

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Massage/Spa<br />

Market<br />

US$ 4,495 per person<br />

(US$ 4,270 Wayfarers’ Friends)<br />

(US$ 655 Single Supplement)<br />

Trip Length: 6 nights<br />

2016 Dates:<br />

May 29 - June 4,<br />

September 11-17<br />

Golf<br />

Horseback Riding


France<br />

Provence<br />

We rendezvous in Avignon before transferring<br />

to Lourmarin for our Welcome Reception and<br />

pre-dinner aperitif followed by a typical Provençal<br />

dinner.<br />

Overnight: Lourmarin, Le Moulin de Lourmarin<br />

We walk in a landcape full of flowers,<br />

herbs and fragrances in springtime and a dazzling<br />

display of rich colors in autumn. We walk to the<br />

village of Vaugines for lunch, and continue through<br />

vineyards in the afternoon to end the day at the<br />

14th-century castle of Lourmarin. Try an aperitif of<br />

Pastis, a well-known aniseed beverage and 'symbol<br />

of the South' before dining in our hotel.<br />

Overnight: Lourmarin, Le Moulin de Lourmarin<br />

Fragrances,<br />

fine dining and<br />

artistic inspiration<br />

Following a sparkling river, we explore<br />

deep, dramatic gorges bounded by cliffs and inhabited<br />

only by birds of prey. An old pack-horse trail<br />

brings us to lunch at a traditional auberge. We hike<br />

to the hilltop village of Bonnieux where we stay for<br />

dinner and overnight.<br />

Overnight: Bonnieux, La Bastide de Capelongue<br />

We explore Bonnieux, then follow a<br />

winding path through woods and vineyards to the<br />

• Brilliantly colored wild landscapes<br />

that inspired great painters<br />

• Superb gourmet fine dining<br />

• Beautiful old villages and ancient<br />

castles<br />

• Private wine tasting<br />

• Visit The Marquis de Sade's<br />

village of Lacoste<br />

Marquis de Sade’s picturesque village of<br />

Lacoste for lunch. The heady<br />

scents of rosemary, cedar and<br />

wild thyme accompany us<br />

past craggy stone walls<br />

and almond trees to<br />

old Ménerbes, a former<br />

Calvinist stronghold in the<br />

Middle Ages. We finish our day by visiting a<br />

local wine grower to taste the Luberon wine.<br />

Overnight: Bonnieux, La Bastide de Capelongue<br />

We walk to the beautiful multihued<br />

village of Roussillon for a guided visit to an<br />

ochre museum and time to browse the market and<br />

village shops before lunch. We continue across the<br />

valley to the stunningly situated, tiered village of<br />

Gordes, perched on the rocky face of the Vaucluse<br />

Plateau.<br />

Overnight: Gordes, Hotel Les Bories<br />

We visit the source of the River Sorgue at Fontaine de<br />

Vaucluse and follow an ancient silk route to Cabrières<br />

d’Avignon for lunch. We return along rocky hillsides to<br />

Gordes where, in this village of centuries-old dwellings and<br />

vaulted passageways, we enjoy our Farewell Dinner.<br />

Overnight: Gordes, Hotel Les Bories<br />

The Wayfarers take you back to Avignon TGV station<br />

and see you safely on your way.<br />

Ellen Barone<br />

Optional<br />

Local artist<br />

Opportunities<br />

Arrival: Avignon TGV Rail Station<br />

Departure: Avignon TGV Rail Station<br />

Terrain: Firm ground, contoured<br />

rocky paths.<br />

8-12 miles walking per day.<br />

Call us at 1-800-249-4620 (US & Canada)<br />

Cooking Class<br />

Market Balloon Rides Swimming Painting Class<br />

US$ 4,795 per person<br />

(US$ 4,555 Wayfarers’ Friends)<br />

(US$ 695 Single Supplement)<br />

Trip Length: 6 nights<br />

2016 Dates:<br />

May 22-28,<br />

October 16-22<br />

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1 Puglia<br />

2 The Veneto<br />

3 The Dolomites<br />

4 Lucca to Siena<br />

5 Classic Tuscany<br />

6 Tuscany & Umbria


Bolzano<br />

3<br />

7<br />

Como<br />

2<br />

Venice<br />

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Novara<br />

Vicenza<br />

9<br />

La Spezia<br />

Lucca<br />

4<br />

7 The Italian Lakes<br />

8 The Amalfi Coast &<br />

The Isle of Capri<br />

9 Cinque Terre<br />

10 Western Sicily<br />

11 Eastern Sicily<br />

Siena<br />

5<br />

Chiusi<br />

6<br />

Orvieto<br />

Rome<br />

Italy<br />

10<br />

Naples<br />

8<br />

Palermo<br />

Catania<br />

11<br />

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Testimonials<br />

Stephen Banks Stephen Banks<br />

“We always balance the<br />

cost versus the experience<br />

and I must say Wayfarer’s offers<br />

tremendous value for the price.”<br />

Karen D., Cinque Terre<br />

“Marina is a superb guide, both in her<br />

knowledge of the area, its flora and fauna<br />

and its historical significance - and in her<br />

excellent judgment about how to pace<br />

the walk and make certain that each of<br />

us was doing well and not struggling to<br />

keep up.<br />

This was a phenomenal experience, both<br />

physically and spiritually.”<br />

Ellen W., Italian lakes<br />

“The Thursday cave-walk was like going<br />

back 2,000 years into the Bible.”<br />

Michael S., Puglia<br />

“...is a marvelous addition to the<br />

Wayfarers’ portfolio. Every day brought<br />

us to new terrain- from the Adriatic Sea,<br />

with its amazing spectrum of blue, to<br />

Lecce and its unbelievable Baroque architecture,<br />

followed by Alberobello's thrifty<br />

trulli and then on to the rugged ravines<br />

and rock churches of Matera.<br />

... there were MILLIONS of wildflowers --<br />

HUNDREDS of varieties -- I can't even<br />

count how many orchid varieties. A<br />

number of us on the Walk were absolute<br />

wildflower enthusiasts and we had never<br />

seen anything like it.<br />

We LOVED going to Mimmo's farm and<br />

having his family show us how<br />

mozzarella, burrata, and stracciatella di<br />

bufala was made and then enjoying a<br />

wonderful meal of cheese, orecchiette pasta<br />

with marinara sauce and home pickled<br />

vegetables, followed by almond cookies and<br />

almond milk...we all needed a nap afterwards!”<br />

Eileen M., Puglia<br />

“The walks along the coastline and the<br />

scenery were nothing I could imagine.<br />

Pictures won’t do it any justice.<br />

The views I experienced more than exceeded<br />

anything I thought I would see. AMAZING!”<br />

Jennifer B., Puglia<br />

“When we get home we are going to read<br />

our brochure and pick our next Wayfarers<br />

Walk.<br />

Rod and Janice B., Sicily<br />

“Walk totally fulfilled our expectations,<br />

hotels exceeded them, as did the scenery.”<br />

Mary D., Cinque Terre<br />

“I loved the beautiful scenery! I was in awe<br />

of the majesty of the mountains. I also loved<br />

the refugios where we stopped for lunch. I<br />

loved the Fanes Hotel and Spa! What a treat<br />

to stay in such a lovely spot!”<br />

Margaret C., Dolomites<br />

“My favorite aspects of the Walk were the<br />

flora/fauna and history, which is not to say<br />

that I didn’t enjoy the food and wine<br />

immensely.”<br />

Judy B., Eastern Sicily<br />

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Puglia<br />

Italy<br />

• Visit two UNESCO World Heritage<br />

Sites<br />

• Explore Alberobello, famous for its<br />

trulli houses<br />

• Hike in the Regional Park of the<br />

Rupestrian Rock Churches<br />

• See the Stone Age cave dwellings of<br />

Sassi di Matera<br />

• Lunch with a family of shepherds in<br />

their traditional home<br />

Dale Brown<br />

Dale Brown<br />

Rendezvous at Brindisi airport for a transfer<br />

to our hotel in Lecce, a town named the Florence of<br />

the south for its magnificent baroque<br />

architecture.In the evening we meet for our<br />

Welcome Dinner and Introductory Talk.<br />

Overnight: Lecce, Hotel Patria Palace<br />

We transfer to Otranto for a walking tour<br />

of this fascinating coastal settlement dating back to<br />

the Classical era, including the Ancient Roman Torre<br />

del Serpe watchtower. After lunch we visit La<br />

Cutura Botanic Garden containing an abundant<br />

Trulli<br />

Beauty, history and local cuisine<br />

collection of succulent plants that thrive in the clement<br />

climate.<br />

Overnight: Lecce, Hotel Patria Palace<br />

We transfer from Lecce towards Ceglie<br />

Messapica from where we walk along the recently<br />

restored water conduit of the Sele River. This huge<br />

project was started in 1906 to bring fresh water to arid<br />

Puglia. After lunch in a local Trattoria we continue<br />

walking along the aqueduct and transfer to our hotel in<br />

Alberobello.<br />

Overnight: Alberobello, Hotel Il Palmento<br />

From the hotel we continue the walk<br />

along the aqueduct. Our lunch is served in a<br />

local farm dating back to the Middle Ages. Here<br />

we see a mozzarella cheese making demonstration.<br />

After lunch with a local guide, we explore<br />

Alberobello, a UNESCO World Heritage site<br />

famous for its 1,500 ancient trulli houses. The<br />

Trulli are built of dry stones (no mortar) with<br />

pyramidal, domed or conical roofs.<br />

Overnight: Alberobello, Hotel Il Palmento<br />

We walk in<br />

The Archeological<br />

and Naturalistic<br />

Park of the<br />

Rupestrian Rock<br />

Churches of Matera. These<br />

unique ancient cave churches<br />

are scattered over area of about<br />

8,000 hectares encompassing a<br />

wealth of Neolithic settlements, fortified<br />

farms, and cisterns. After lunch a local guide takes us<br />

on a visit of the town of Matera, famous for its subterranean<br />

houses and also a second World Heritage Site.<br />

Many of the dwellings are little more than caves and<br />

some have been inhabited for 9,000 years. The town has<br />

been used many times as a movie location, including in<br />

Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ.<br />

Overnight: Matera, Hotel Santangelosassi<br />

Our Walk starts from the hotel and takes us along<br />

the spectacular Gravina Canyon. After a gourmet lunch<br />

in the beautiful town of Montescaglioso we have a<br />

guided tour of The Abbey and return to our hotel for<br />

our exquisite Farewell Dinner.<br />

Overnight: Matera, Hotel Santangelosassi<br />

The Wayfarers transfer you to Bari airport and<br />

see you on your way.<br />

Dale Brown<br />

Optional<br />

Opportunities<br />

Arrival: Brindisi Airport<br />

Departure: Bari Airport<br />

Terrain: Firm ground, dirt<br />

tracks and contoured rocky<br />

paths. Some loose stones.<br />

8-12 miles walking per day.<br />

Call us at 1-800-249-4620 (US & Canada)<br />

Swimming<br />

Tennis<br />

Massage/Spa<br />

US$ 4,395 per person<br />

(US$ 4,175 Wayfarers’ Friends)<br />

(US$ 595 Single Supplement)<br />

Trip Length: 6 nights<br />

2016 Dates:<br />

April 17-23,<br />

September 25 - October 1<br />

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Italy<br />

• See Palladio's masterpieces<br />

• Cooking lesson in Albergo al Sole<br />

• Visit First World War battlefields<br />

• Explore the foothills of the<br />

Dolomites<br />

• Sample speciality cheese, grappa<br />

and prosecco<br />

Rendezvous in glorious<br />

Vicenza and visit Palladio’s stunning<br />

Teatro Olimpico. We continue to La<br />

Rotonda and drive to Asiago for our<br />

Welcome Drink and Dinner.<br />

Overnight: Asiago, Hotel Europa<br />

Transfer to Monte Cengio, scene of<br />

the Battle of Asiago, and walk through woods<br />

and open countryside to Fort Corbin, an<br />

impressive World War One fortification built<br />

on top of a cliff. We continue on to the fascinating<br />

mountain village of Tresche Conca in<br />

the foot hills of the Dolomites and then return<br />

to Asiago for dinner in a local pizzeria.<br />

Overnight: Asiago, Hotel Europa<br />

We start in Croce Sant’Antonio and<br />

take a gentle uphill track through woods of<br />

spruce and larch with panoramic views. We<br />

continue walking to the top of the hill where<br />

we can see numerous trenches and bomb<br />

shelters from World War One. We lunch on<br />

local products at a farm and taste the famous<br />

The Veneto<br />

NEW<br />

Asiago cheese. Fascinating herb dinner at the hotel with a<br />

local herb grower/expert.<br />

Overnight: Asiago, Hotel Europa<br />

An easy walk from the village of San Luca down<br />

to a trail overlooking the valley, and on to the charming<br />

medieval town of Marostica. After lunch in a traditional<br />

osteria, we transfer to Bassano Del Grappa and walk the<br />

ancient streets to see the cathedral, upper castle and<br />

famous wooden bridge, designed by Palladio. We visit the<br />

Nardini Distillery to learn about – and taste – the<br />

renowned grappa. We drive to Asolo, one of the loveliest<br />

little towns in Italy.<br />

Overnight: Asolo, Albergo Al Sole<br />

Today we walk from the hotel though the<br />

scenic hills and woodlands of Asolo, followed by a guided<br />

tour and visit of Palladio's famous Villa Barbaro. Here in<br />

the Villas winery we enjoy a delicious lunch and a wine<br />

Palladio’s Ponte degli Alpini, Bassano del grappa<br />

Palladio and<br />

Prosecco<br />

tasting. In the afternoon we return to the hotel in Asolo<br />

for a cooking lesson; we eat for dinner what we prepare!<br />

Overnight: Asolo, Albergo al Sole<br />

En route to the start of our Walk, we visit a neoclassical<br />

temple, the Tempio Canoviano designed by the<br />

famous painter and sculptor Antonio Canovan in the<br />

twilight of his life, and final repository of his genius and<br />

ashes. We walk through prosecco vineyards with<br />

marvelous views and where most of the cultivation is still<br />

done by hand in the traditional way. Prosecco wine<br />

tasting and light lunch is prepared by a local family on a<br />

terrace overlooking the vineyards. We visit an ancient<br />

working water mill en route to our hotel, on a hilltop<br />

with views to the Adriatic for our Farewell Dinner.<br />

Overnight: San Pietro di Feletto, Hotel Villa del Poggio<br />

After breakfast and a 30-minute transfer, we say<br />

"arrivederci" in Venice.<br />

Optional<br />

Opportunities<br />

Mountain Biking Swimming Water Sports<br />

Roy Robinson<br />

Dale Brown<br />

Arrival: Vicenza<br />

Departure: Venice<br />

Terrain: Mountain and forest trails,<br />

paved walks in Vicenza and Venice.<br />

6-12 miles per day.<br />

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US$ 4,495 per person<br />

(US$ 4,270 Wayfarers’ Friends)<br />

(US$ 635 Single Supplement)<br />

Trip Length: 6 nights<br />

2016 Dates:<br />

September 4-10


Italy<br />

The Dolomites<br />

• Unique, UNESCO listed area<br />

• Alpine wildflowers, crystal streams,<br />

pure air<br />

• Incredible panoramas of mountain<br />

peaks<br />

• Insight into the Ladino people's<br />

traditional food and culture<br />

• Spectacular and rewarding hiking<br />

Italy's awesome wild mountains<br />

We rendezvous in Bolzano, the capital of the<br />

Alto Adige, for our drive into the mountains to the<br />

elegant, fashionable village of Moena. Introductory<br />

Talk and Welcome Dinner.<br />

Overnight: Moena, Hotel Faloria<br />

We stroll through the streets of the old<br />

town and then ascend through woods of spruce<br />

and pine with occasional views of Moena below to<br />

lunch in a mountain tavern at Hennenstall. We hike<br />

on through alpine landscape to Lake Carezza, much<br />

loved by Winston Churchill, who painted here, and<br />

Agatha Christie, who based her novel ‘The Big Four’<br />

here. We continue to San Cassiano, our base for the<br />

next three nights, for dinner.<br />

Overnight: San Cassiano, Hotel Fanes<br />

We drive to Colfosco with its splendid<br />

views of the cliffs of the Sella across the valley. We<br />

take a steep, sometimes rocky, uphill trail, to<br />

Forcella (mountain pass)<br />

de Campei. Mountain<br />

trails take us to a lakeside<br />

walk and the plateau of<br />

Gardenaccia with a panorama of<br />

peaks, after a lunch at Jimmy’s Hütte<br />

(boasting the best grappa in the Dolomites). Dinner tonight<br />

highlights the traditional food of the Ladino people.<br />

Overnight: San Cassiano, Hotel Fanes<br />

An undulating hike, accompanied by the sound of<br />

cow-bells clanging across the valley, with great views brings<br />

us to the Church of la Croce. We continue to the Ranch Hutte<br />

da Andrè for a hearty mountain lunch in this family-run<br />

restaurant. In the afternoon, choose to walk down on<br />

meadow trails and village streets or take the van directly to<br />

the hotel.<br />

Overnight: San Cassiano, Hotel Fanes<br />

A long, bracing day in the mountains. From the<br />

mountain chalet at Capanna Alpina, we ascend along a<br />

rocky trail to reach the high plateau. On a wide path, we<br />

continue through alpine pasture, where cows graze amid the<br />

flowers, to lunch in a mountain rifugio. We descend beside<br />

the dramatic waterfalls and gorges of the Fanes valley.<br />

Overnight: Cortina d'Ampezzo, Hotel Ancora<br />

Arrival: Bolzano<br />

Departure: Venice<br />

Terrain: Mountain trails and tracks,<br />

some steep ascents and descents.<br />

8-14 miles walking per day.<br />

Note: Although this is a challenging week’s<br />

walking, there are less arduous options every<br />

day for those who prefer gentler alternatives.<br />

Massage/Spa<br />

Optional<br />

Mountain Biking Paragliding<br />

Opportunities<br />

US$ 4,495 per person<br />

(US$ 4,270 Wayfarers’ Friends)<br />

(US$ 635 Single Supplement)<br />

Trip Length: 6 nights<br />

2016 Dates:<br />

August 28 - September 3<br />

Tennis Horseback Riding<br />

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We drive to Passo Falzarego where we admire views<br />

of the Cinque Torri (five towers) just above Cortina. We take<br />

lunch at the stunning restaurant with 360 degree views at<br />

Rifugio Scoiattolo. After lunch we take a circular walk<br />

around the Cinque Torri and visit the open-air World War I<br />

Museum, before our Farewell Dinner - in Cortina.<br />

Overnight: Cortina d'Ampezzo, Hotel Ancora<br />

Transfer to Venice, where we say 'arrivederci'.<br />

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Italy<br />

• Follow the ancient Pilgrims’ Way<br />

in Tuscany<br />

• Guided walking tours of historic<br />

Lucca and Siena<br />

• Visit wine cellars producing<br />

Vernaccia white wine<br />

• Spend two nights in beautiful<br />

San Gimignano<br />

• Gain a unique perspective on the<br />

real Tuscany<br />

Rendezvous in Lucca, one of the<br />

most beautiful and ancient Tuscan<br />

towns. We take a guided tour of the<br />

town before meeting for our Intro -<br />

ductory Talk and Welcome Dinner.<br />

Overnight: Lucca, Palazzo Alexander<br />

The morning begins with a cycle ride around<br />

the magnificently preserved 16th-century ramparts of<br />

Lucca. After a short transfer and an early lunch, we start<br />

our journey on the Way. The route takes us past the<br />

ancient Osteria di Greppi, through woodland and over<br />

heathland, finishing at Ponte a Cappiano. From here we<br />

transfer to San Miniato, where Michelangelo met with<br />

Pope Clement VII who commissioned the great artist to<br />

paint the Sistine Chapel.<br />

Overnight: San Miniato, Miravalle Palace Hotel<br />

After a short transfer to the start of our walk<br />

we will take trails through fields and along white roads<br />

to Coiano where we visit the wine cellars and old olive<br />

mill of the Castello di Coiano, before continuing<br />

through olive groves and vineyards to lunch at a farm.<br />

After lunch we will continue through the rolling countryside<br />

to the Pieve di Santa Maria a Chianni then a<br />

short transfer to Gambassi Terme.<br />

Overnight: Gambassi Terme, Hotel Villa Bianca<br />

Our journey today takes us up and downhill<br />

along dirt roads through farmland to the Sanctuary of<br />

Pancole. We lunch at the Fattoria di Pancole and visit<br />

Lucca to Siena<br />

Stephen Banks<br />

Monteriggioni<br />

the wine cellars that produce some of the famous<br />

Vernaccia white wine. Our afternoon Walk takes<br />

us to the Monastero di Bose, a monastic community<br />

made up of both men and women of different<br />

Christian beliefs. Short transfer to San Gimi gnano,<br />

with a guided tour of the town.<br />

Overnight: San Gimignano, Hotel Belsoggiorno<br />

After a short transfer we walk through<br />

hilly countryside and across streams passing<br />

farms to Campiglia, then on to Colle Val d'Elsa, a<br />

walled medieval town situated on the Via<br />

Francigena and famous for its crystal glass, which<br />

has been produced since 1331. After lunch in a<br />

local restaurant there is time to visit the town<br />

before driving back to San Gimignano.<br />

Overnight: San Gimignano, Hotel Belsoggiorno<br />

Transfer to the start of our walk. The walk this<br />

morning takes us through Abbadia a Isola where we visit<br />

the Cistercian abbey dating back to 1001 before continuing<br />

on to Monte riggioni set within its medieval walls<br />

with towers that Dante likened to giant sentries. There<br />

will be time to visit the village before lunch in a local<br />

restaurant and transfer to our hotel near<br />

Siena where we celebrate the end of<br />

our journey with a Farewell Dinner.<br />

Overnight: Siena,<br />

Villa Scacciapensieri<br />

After breakfast, we<br />

take a guided walking<br />

tour of stunning Siena<br />

before saying farewell<br />

at Siena rail station.<br />

Detail of the marble floor in the Siena Duomo<br />

A Pilgrim Way<br />

Maria Woody<br />

Judi Hermann<br />

Optional<br />

Opportunities<br />

Arrival: Lucca Rail Station<br />

Departure: Siena Rail Station<br />

Terrain: Beautiful countryside<br />

along white roads,<br />

woodlands, vineyards<br />

and some hills.<br />

6-8 miles walking per day<br />

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Swimming<br />

Massage/Spa<br />

US$ 4,295 per person<br />

(US$ 4,080 Wayfarers’ Friends)<br />

(US$ 595 Single Supplement)<br />

Trip Length: 6 nights<br />

2016 Dates:<br />

May 22-28,<br />

September 18-24<br />

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Tennis<br />

>> 2 are better<br />

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Full Tuscan<br />

Experience:<br />

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Italy<br />

Classic Tuscany<br />

Birthplace of the Renaissance<br />

• Rich landscape, brilliant light and<br />

exquisite villages<br />

• Learn how to prepare Tuscan farmhouse<br />

specialities<br />

• Visit the caves where St Francis lived<br />

• Organic wine tasting in renowned<br />

Brunello region<br />

• Cycle on the historic Sentiero della<br />

Bonifica<br />

Stephen Banks<br />

We rendezvous at Chiusi train station and<br />

transfer to Pienza, a remarkable example of<br />

Renaissance town planning, for our Introductory<br />

Talk and Welcome Drink.<br />

Overnight: Pienza, La Bandita<br />

This morning we will stroll the<br />

narrow vicoli of Pienza and visit the<br />

Romitorio, an Etruscan tomb carved out of<br />

the tufo rock and later used as a hermitage<br />

by monks from a nearby abbey. The afternoon<br />

walk will take us to Monticchiello, a<br />

La Cucina Toscana<br />

Stephen Banks<br />

Montepulciano<br />

charming medieval village which preserves its old<br />

paving, characteristic stone houses and hidden<br />

gardens.<br />

Overnight: Pienza, La Bandita<br />

This morning visit the Pieve of Corsignano,<br />

stunning in its simplicity. We will then cross the<br />

wheat fields made famous by the film 'Gladiator' to<br />

il Rigo where we will roll up our sleeves and don<br />

aprons for a cookery lesson. After lunch we will<br />

continue on to Bagno Vignoni to relax in the hot<br />

water springs of this unique spa hamlet.<br />

Overnight: Pienza, La Bandita<br />

On Monte Cetona we walk through oak<br />

and maple woods to visit the caves of Saint Francis<br />

then continue on to lunch in a tiny<br />

hamlet set in a spectacular position.<br />

After lunch we visit La Foce gardens,<br />

originally designed by the English architect<br />

Cecil Pinsent.<br />

Overnight: Montepulciano,<br />

Villa Cicolina<br />

We walk to Cantina Salcheto, a fascinating<br />

organic and biodynamic wine estate, for a tasting and<br />

lunch. In the afternoon, we return to Montepulciano to<br />

explore the cellars of the wine cathedral dug out below<br />

the town.<br />

Overnight: Montepulciano, Villa Cicolina<br />

This morning there will be a short transfer before<br />

starting a relaxing bike ride on the historic Sentiero della<br />

Bonifica, taking us along the agricultural plains of the Val di<br />

Chiana valley. After lunch we will explore Lucignano, a<br />

small village set in a spectacular position overlooking the<br />

Val di Chiana, and visit its museum which is home to the<br />

Tree of Life, a gold work masterpiece.<br />

Overnight: Montepulciano, Villa Cicolina<br />

This morning we will drive to Arezzo, for a short<br />

guided visit and the chance to visit the antique market, one<br />

of the most important in Italy..<br />

Stephen Banks<br />

Maria Woody<br />

Optional<br />

Opportunities<br />

than 1! >><br />

Swimming Massage/Spa Antique Shopping<br />

Special Price<br />

US$ 8,150<br />

(per person<br />

based on double<br />

occupancy)<br />

for both Walks<br />

Arrival: Chiusi Rail Station<br />

Departure: Arezzo Rail Station<br />

Terrain: Unpaved roads,<br />

woodland trails with<br />

some hills<br />

4-9 miles walking per day.<br />

15 miles easy cycling on Friday.<br />

Call us at 1-800-249-4620 (US & Canada)<br />

US$ 4,495 per person<br />

(US$ 4,270 Wayfarers’ Friends)<br />

(US$ 595 Single Supplement)<br />

Trip Length: 6 nights<br />

2016 Dates:<br />

May 29 - June 4,<br />

September 25 - October 1<br />

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Italy<br />

• Guided tours of Siena and Orvieto<br />

• Visit medieval studio workshops<br />

• Walk through the vineyards of<br />

Chianti Classico<br />

• Olive oil tasting at ancient<br />

monastery<br />

• Visit the Basilica of St Francis in<br />

Assisi, A UNESCO World Heritage<br />

Site<br />

Tuscany & Umbria<br />

Stephen Banks<br />

We meet in Orvieto and take a<br />

short walk around this stunning<br />

Etruscan city, before driving to our<br />

hotel near Montefalco. In the evening,<br />

we meet for our Introductory Talk and<br />

Welcome Dinner.<br />

Overnight: Montefalco, Villa Zuccari<br />

This morning's walk takes us across gentle<br />

hills and through the vineyards where the Sagrantino<br />

wine is made. In Montefalco we visit an old olive mill<br />

and, after lunch in the ancient walled town of Bevagna,<br />

we visit medieval 'botteghe' (craftsmen's studio-workshops).<br />

We end our day with a wine-tasting before<br />

dinner in the hotel.<br />

Overnight: Montefalco, Villa Zuccari<br />

From the top of Monte Subasio, we walk to<br />

glorious Assisi with incredible views of the valley<br />

below. After lunch, we have a guided tour of the elegant<br />

squares, architectural splendors and the Basilica of St<br />

Francis. We leave enchanting Umbria and travel to the<br />

rich lanscape of Tuscany.<br />

Overnight: Cortona, Villa Marsili<br />

Bucolic landscapes, vineyards<br />

and Renaissance splendor<br />

Montefalco<br />

We leave Cortona and head for the renowned<br />

Chianti Classico region, where we spend the day walking<br />

through vineyards where the famous wine is produced.<br />

We pass charming old farmhouses and ancient castles to<br />

reach our historic hotel, part of an ancient feudal hamlet.<br />

Overnight: Gaiole in Chianti, Castello di Spaltenna<br />

We walk to the renowned Badia a Coltibuono,<br />

founded by the monks of Vallombrosa 1,000 years ago. We<br />

savor the rich history of this monastery with a private<br />

tour of the villa, featuring its 16th-century<br />

frescoes, cloister and ancient cellars, and the beautiful<br />

gardens. An expert guides us in a tasting of olive oils and<br />

honey before we return to Giaole in plenty of time for a<br />

relaxing swim and our Farewell Dinner.<br />

Overnight: Gaiole in Chianti, Castello di Spaltenna<br />

Stephen Banks<br />

We transfer to Siena for a brief walking<br />

visit, before we say 'arrivederci' at the rail station.<br />

Tasting Chianti Classico<br />

Today is spent in and around elegant Cortona.<br />

We pass by 'Bramasole', the house made famous by<br />

Frances Mayes in 'Under the Tuscan Sun', and spend<br />

time exploring this en chanting hilltop town. After<br />

lunch, we walk to the hermitage of Celle di San<br />

Francesco with stunning views of the valley and the<br />

town in the distance. In the evening, we dine in a local<br />

restaurant.<br />

Overnight: Cortona, Villa Marsili<br />

Ippolito Scalza’s Pieta, Orvieto<br />

Stephen Banks<br />

Optional<br />

Opportunities<br />

Arrival: Orvieto Rail Station<br />

Departure: Siena Rail Station<br />

Terrain: Steady walking on hills,<br />

vineyard trails and forest tracks.<br />

6-8 miles walking per day.<br />

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Stephen Banks<br />

Swimming<br />

US$ 4,495 per person<br />

(US$ 4,270 Wayfarers’ Friends)<br />

(US$ 595 Single Supplement)<br />

Trip Length: 6 nights<br />

2016 Dates:<br />

June 5-11<br />

Antique Shopping


The Italian Lakes<br />

Island of San Giulio, Lake Orta<br />

Como,<br />

Maggiore,<br />

Lugano<br />

& Orta<br />

Italy<br />

• Explore Alpine peaks and lakeside<br />

paths<br />

• Cruise across Lake Orta by private<br />

boat<br />

• visit four wonderful gardens<br />

• Cross into Switzerland<br />

• Mingle in the fashionable streets of<br />

Stresa and Bellagio<br />

mountains. Dinner is at<br />

our lakeside hotel,<br />

a Wayfarers'<br />

favorite.<br />

Overnight: Lugano,<br />

Hotel Swiss Diamond<br />

Rendezvous in Novara for our transfer to Orta<br />

San Giulio and our Introductory Talk and Welcome<br />

Dinner.<br />

Overnight: Orta, Hotel San Rocco<br />

We cross Lake Orta by private boat and<br />

then walk on stone paths through ancient villages<br />

where time has stood still. In the afternoon, our<br />

private boat takes us to visit the island of San Giulio<br />

and then back to Orta where we wander through the<br />

charming little streets of the village to visit the<br />

famed gardens of Villa Motta.<br />

Overnight: Orta, Hotel San Rocco<br />

Isola Bella, Lago Maggiore<br />

We walk from Monte Mottarone up to<br />

Monte Falo and down to a picturesque village. In<br />

the afternoon, we can choose to walk around<br />

Stresa and enjoy some shopping, cruise the lake to<br />

visit the Borromean Island of Isola Bella and have a<br />

guided tour of the Palace..<br />

Overnight: Stresa, Hotel La Palma<br />

We leave Stresa by ferry and van to cross<br />

the border into Switzerland arriving at lovely<br />

Lugano. A funicular takes us to the top of Monte<br />

San Salvatore where we have lunch in a restaurant<br />

with an incredible view over the lake and the<br />

Today we explore Monte<br />

Generoso, the King Mountain of<br />

the region, which we reach by<br />

private boat across the Lake. We<br />

hike in a beautiful area of green<br />

alpine meadows in a landscape reminiscent<br />

of 'Heidi'. We lunch in a mountain hut, with special local<br />

food, and in the afternoon, on a trail with panoramic<br />

views we descent to Lake Como.<br />

Overnight: Menaggio, Grand Hotel Victoria or<br />

Royal Victoria Hotel<br />

We hike along the<br />

shoreline of Lake Como.<br />

Stopping at the 18th-century<br />

Villa Carlotta, we admire the<br />

villa's splendid garden and<br />

romantic sculptures. We sail<br />

across the lake to dock straight on<br />

the jetty of a 14th-century inn<br />

for our lunch. In the afternoon<br />

we have the choice of walking to<br />

the gardens of Villa Melzi or shopping in the old town of<br />

Bellagio, 'The Pearl of Lake Como'.<br />

Overnight: Menaggio, Grand Hotel Victoria or<br />

Royal Victoria Hotel<br />

Laura Depta Peal<br />

After breakfast, we say farewell at Como Rail Station.<br />

Arrival: Varenna Rail Station<br />

Departure: Como Rail Station<br />

Terrain: Waterside paths and<br />

alpine trails at up to 7,000 feet,<br />

some steep descents.<br />

10 miles maximum walking per day.<br />

Call us at 1-800-249-4620 (US & Canada)<br />

Market<br />

Optional<br />

Massage/Spa<br />

US$ 4,595 per person<br />

(US$ 4,365 Wayfarers’ Friends)<br />

(US$ 655 Single Supplement)<br />

Trip Length: 6 nights<br />

2016 Dates:<br />

June 19-25,<br />

September 11-17<br />

Opportunities<br />

Swimming<br />

Fishing<br />

Laura Depta Peal<br />

View of Lake Como<br />

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Italy<br />

• Walk the dramatic Path of the<br />

Gods between sky and sea<br />

• Visit ancient Pompeii<br />

• Spend a day on the romantic Isle<br />

of Capri<br />

• Feast on rustic Italian family<br />

cuisine<br />

• Stay in stunning Ravello, a<br />

UNESCO World Heritage Site<br />

The Amalfi Coast &<br />

The Isle of Capri<br />

Vintage glamour and Roman remains<br />

Arrive in Naples for a transfer to your first hotel<br />

in Sorrento where we meet for a Welcome Dinner and<br />

Introductory Talk.<br />

Overnight: Sorrento, Hotel Bellevue Syrene<br />

We ferry to romantic Capri to explore this<br />

enchanting isle's lush countryside, quaint towns and<br />

awe-inspiring caverns. We visit the villa of the Roman<br />

emperor Tiberio and follow paths along the rocky coastline.<br />

After lunch on a terrace with a splendid sea view,<br />

we continue walking to the trendy town of Capri and<br />

the famous “Piazzetta”. We then return to the harbor for<br />

a beautiful boat ride back to our hotel in Sorrento.<br />

Overnight: Sorrento, Hotel Bellevue Syrene<br />

We transfer to the top of the mountains<br />

above magical Positano. Here we walk<br />

with unsurpassed views of the Amalfi Coast. We<br />

enjoy a delightful lunch in a family-run 'trattoria'.<br />

In the afternoon we descend to Positano<br />

to swim in the blue sea or relax on a sun bed.<br />

Overnight: Positano, Hotel Miramare<br />

From the charming village of Nocelle,<br />

we walk in the mountains along the incredible<br />

Path of Gods, savouring the breathtaking experience<br />

of walking between the sky and the sea.<br />

On the way we have lunch at the local rustica<br />

da Salvatore. We continue to the village of<br />

Bomerano and we then transfer to our<br />

lovely hotel in Amalfi.<br />

Overnight: Amalfi, Convento di Amalfi<br />

We visit Ravello and walk to Villa Cimbrone, famous<br />

for its terrace of infinity and its gardens, so admired by<br />

Wagner, Longfellow, D.H.Lawrence and Greta Garbo among<br />

others. Then we walk through terraced gardens to Pontone<br />

for a chance to try a regional specialty, spaghetti with<br />

lemon sauce, for lunch. This afternoon we descend to<br />

Amalfi to visit the fabulous cathedral and the ancient<br />

paper mill, still processing cotton rags into beautiful handmade<br />

paper. After free time, we return to Amalfi for our<br />

Farewell dinner on the hotel's terrace with panoramic<br />

views of the sea.<br />

Overnight: Amalfi, Convento di Amalfi<br />

We visit ancient Pompeii and then return to Naples<br />

Rail Station.<br />

We walk from Sorrento up to Sant'Agata for<br />

the best panoramic views of the two Gulfs - on one side<br />

the Gulf of Naples and the other the Gulf of Salerno. We<br />

descend to the adorable village of Marina del Cantone a<br />

favorite celebrity haunt known for its good food and<br />

pretty pebble beach. After lunch we take a private boat<br />

along the stunning coastline to Positano and our hotel.<br />

Overnight: Positano, Hotel Miramare<br />

Pack animals<br />

Stepping stones in the streets of Pompeii<br />

Optional Opportunities<br />

Arrival: Naples Rail Station<br />

Departure: Naples Rail Station<br />

Terrain: Coastal paths and alpine<br />

trails at up to 1500ft., some steep<br />

descents, stone steps.<br />

6-8 miles walking per day.<br />

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Water Sports<br />

Swimming<br />

US$ 4,895 per person<br />

(US$ 4,650 Wayfarers’ Friends)<br />

(US$ 595 Single Supplement)<br />

Trip Length: 6 nights<br />

2016 Dates:<br />

May 8-14,<br />

September 18-24<br />

Massage/Spa


The glamorous<br />

Italian Riviera<br />

Italy<br />

• Mountain trails and coastal paths<br />

• Sample wine praised by the Romans<br />

• Taste traditional Genovese spaghetti<br />

• Explore elegant Portofino<br />

• Visit 1,200-year-old Abbey of<br />

San Fruttuoso<br />

Cinque Terre<br />

Lisa Keglovitz<br />

Michael Scott<br />

Portofino<br />

Rendezvous in La Spezia and transfer to<br />

our lovely harbor-side hotel in Portovenere for a<br />

Welcome Dinner and introductory Talk.<br />

Overnight: Portovenere, Grand Hotel<br />

Wooded tracks lead us from a tiny<br />

hilltop village to a walk along the Cinque Terre<br />

Peninsula beside the shining Gulf of La Spezia.<br />

We hike to Riomaggiore where we have lunch.<br />

We visit Monterosso and continue by train to<br />

our seaside hotel in Sestri Levante.<br />

Overnight: Sestri Levante, Hotel Miramare<br />

We explore the hilltop village of<br />

Volastra, where locals tend steeply terraced vineyards<br />

overlooking the sea. After lunch in lovely<br />

Corniglia, we continue to Sestri Levante by train.<br />

Overnight: Sestri Levante, Hotel Miramare<br />

After a short drive, we walk an ancient<br />

mountain trail through forests and pastures. We<br />

marvel at the outstanding views of the sea in one<br />

direction and forests and mountains in the other. We<br />

lunch on an elegant terrace overlooking the sparkling<br />

Ligurian Sea and descend to Rapallo by cable car, and<br />

on to our seaside hotel for dinner.<br />

Overnight: Camogli, Hotel Cenobio dei Dogi<br />

We walk to Punta Chiappa, where we board<br />

a boat to take us past the towering cliffs of the<br />

Portofino National Park to the 1,200 year-old<br />

monastery of San Fruttuoso, accessible only by sea or<br />

on foot. After lunch, we either hike uphill and along<br />

the cliffs to Santa Margherita, or we return to Camogli<br />

by boat. There we can enjoy shopping in the old town<br />

and relax at the pool or private beach of our hotel.<br />

Overnight: Camogli, Hotel Cenobio dei Dogi<br />

Our trail leads through oak and chestnut forests along<br />

an ancient route to the charming village of Portofino. In a<br />

small piazza very close to the harbor, we enjoy our lunch in<br />

a quaint little restaurant which serves tasty spaghetti with<br />

pesto, prepared in the traditional Genovese way. After lunch,<br />

we explore the old harbor, wander around the tiny streets<br />

with their yachting boutiques and art galleries, and walk to<br />

the lighthouse at Punta Portofino, before boarding a ferry for<br />

the voyage back across the bay to our Farewell Dinner.<br />

Overnight: Camogli, Hotel Cenobio dei Dogi<br />

The Wayfarers transfer you to Santa Margherita Ligure<br />

Rail Station.<br />

Optional<br />

Opportunities<br />

Arrival: La Spezia Rail Station<br />

Departure: Santa Margherita Ligure<br />

Rail Station<br />

Terrain: Coastal trails, mule tracks,<br />

well defined paths and many stone<br />

steps. Paths can be rocky.<br />

8-10 miles walking per day.<br />

Call us at 1-800-249-4620 (US & Canada)<br />

Market Massage/Spa Swimming<br />

US$ 4,595 per person<br />

(US$ 4,365 Wayfarers’ Friends)<br />

(US$ 655 Single Supplement)<br />

Trip Length: 6 nights<br />

2016 Dates:<br />

June 12-18,<br />

September 18-24<br />

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Italy<br />

• Experience the remote peace and<br />

beauty of Lo Zingaro nature<br />

reserve<br />

• Marsala wine tasting at Florio<br />

winery<br />

• Visit the temples at Segesta,<br />

Selinunte and Agrigento<br />

• Picnic on the Isle of Mozia<br />

• Lunch at a country farmhouse<br />

Western Sicily<br />

Roy Robinson<br />

Rendezvous in Palermo for the<br />

short journey to our hotel overlooking<br />

the sea before we gather for an<br />

Introductory Talk and Welcome<br />

Dinner.<br />

Overnight: Scopello, La Tavernetta<br />

Ancient temples,<br />

nature reserves<br />

and fortified wine<br />

We spend the morning walking the<br />

coastal path of the Lo Zingaro Nature Reserve,<br />

where wild flowers and birds abound. In the afternoon<br />

we walk to the seaside resort of San Vito lo<br />

Capo that opens out into a bay of clear blue water<br />

and famous for its Cous Cous festival.<br />

Overnight: Scopello, La Tavernetta<br />

We transfer to the Nature<br />

Reserve Park of Monte Cofano to<br />

hike around the promontory, on footpaths<br />

once trodden by pirates, and<br />

immerse ourselves in the wild and<br />

rugged beauty of this unspoilt coastline.<br />

After lunch, we drive to<br />

Erice for a walking tour of<br />

this thoroughly medieval<br />

walled mountain town, one<br />

of the most stunning towns<br />

in the Mediterranean.<br />

Overnight: Marsala,<br />

Hotel Carmine<br />

Phoenician settlement are much in evidence. In the tiny<br />

museum, we see the magnificent 5th century marble<br />

sculpture of Il Giovinetto. After a tasty lunch, we return<br />

to the mainland to visit the renowned Florio winery.<br />

Overnight: Marsala, Hotel Carmine<br />

Segesta and Selinunte are the two great 5thcentury<br />

cities whose rivalry led to all-out war. Today<br />

we visit the first, Segesta, where we will see the great<br />

Doric Temple and the theater dating from the 3rd<br />

Century BC – two of the most stunningly sited<br />

Classical monuments in the world. We enjoy an<br />

organic lunch at an agriturismo farmhouse.<br />

Overnight: Menfi, Planeta Estate<br />

Today we have a choice. In the morning, you<br />

can opt to drive (about 90 minutes) to Agrigento for<br />

a guided walking tour of the magnificent Valley of<br />

the Temples, dedicated to Juno, Concord, Hercules,<br />

Jupiter, and the Dioscures. The alternative is a lovely<br />

walk in the countryside, through olive groves and<br />

vineyards. In the afternoon, we all visit the enormous<br />

ruins of the temples at Selinunte. We return<br />

to our hotel for our Farewell Dinner.<br />

Overnight: Menfi, Planeta Estate<br />

We return to Palermo and say “arrivederci” to<br />

those leaving us. Those continuing on to our<br />

Eastern Sicily Walk head for ancient Cefalu.<br />

This morning we<br />

walk along the lagoons and<br />

salt pans still guarded by the<br />

old windmills and then board<br />

the ferry to the Isle of Mozia,<br />

where the ruins of the ancient<br />

Optional<br />

Opportunities<br />

>> Bella Sicilia Walk<br />

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Arrival: Palermo<br />

Departure: Palermo<br />

Terrain: Greatly varied -<br />

modest, easy and<br />

vigorous walks,<br />

sometimes rocky trails.<br />

5-10 miles walking per day.<br />

For more details:<br />

www.thewayfarers.com<br />

Swimming Market Antique Shopping Water Sports<br />

US$ 4,495 per person<br />

(US$ 4,270 Wayfarers’ Friends)<br />

(US$ 595 Single Supplement)<br />

Trip Length: 6 nights<br />

2016 Dates:<br />

April 24-30,<br />

October 2-8<br />

Experience the<br />

best of Sicily in<br />

two weeks. Book<br />

both Sicily trips back to<br />

back and we will include<br />

full ground transportation<br />

between Walks and a<br />

night in magical Cefalù.


Italy<br />

Eastern Sicily<br />

Mount Etna,<br />

Classical sites<br />

and coastal paths<br />

• Hike on Mount Etna's smouldering<br />

flanks<br />

• Walking tour of Siracusa where<br />

St Paul preached<br />

• Experience lovely Taormina and visit<br />

the Greek amphitheater<br />

• Explore wilderness area of coastal<br />

marshlands<br />

• View the baroque magnificence<br />

of Noto<br />

Joan Fry<br />

Taormina Amphitheater with Mount Etna<br />

Rendezvous in Catania airport and head<br />

to our stunning hotel in Modica. Time to relax<br />

before an Introductory Talk and Welcome Dinner.<br />

Overnight: Modica, Casa Talia Hotel<br />

This morning we walk out from the<br />

Baroque town of Ragusa. A country walk takes us<br />

down a gorge outside the historic town. After<br />

lunch in a typical trattoria, a local guide leads us<br />

up and down the narrow lanes and stairways of<br />

the ancient Ibla, with views over churches,<br />

domes, bell towers, and gorges.<br />

Overnight: Modica, Casa Talia Hotel<br />

Today we walk in the wilderness area<br />

of the protected Vendicari Nature Reserve, a<br />

complex of coastal marshlands, home to large populations<br />

of migratory birds. After a farmhouse lunch,<br />

home-cooked from local produce, we continue to the<br />

splendid baroque town of Noto, with its lovely golden<br />

limestone buildings. We drive to Siracusa and our<br />

hotel situated in the historic center on the island of<br />

Ortygia.<br />

Overnight: Siracusa Ortygia, Antico Hotel Roma<br />

We spend today in and around Siracusa,<br />

colonized in 734 BC by the Corinthians and converted<br />

to Christianity by St Paul himself, who preached in the<br />

quarries. To walk here is a journey through history<br />

among Greek temples, Baroque buildings and courtyards,<br />

and Arab workshops and squares. We explore<br />

the Neapolis Archaeological Park with the Greek and<br />

Roman theater<br />

and the huge<br />

underground<br />

burial chambers of the Catacombs of St John.<br />

Overnight: Siracusa Ortygia, Antico Hotel Roma<br />

We drive to the Reserve of Pantalica situated<br />

inland in the valley of Anapo, an extraordinary<br />

succession of gorges and canyons crossed by<br />

two rivers: the Anapo and Cavagrande. Here<br />

we see Pantalica, a Bronze Age settlement<br />

and the largest Necropolis in the Medi -<br />

terranean, where thousands of tombs give<br />

a beehive appearance to the cliff-face. After<br />

lunch in a local farmhouse, we head north to<br />

Taormina, to our hotel overlooking the Ionian Sea.<br />

Overnight: Taormina, Hotel Monte Tauro<br />

We walk on Mount Etna, Europe's most famous<br />

active volcano. The land abounds in oranges, mandarins,<br />

lemons, olives, prickly pears, bananas, eucalyptus and the<br />

vines that produce the excellent Etna wine. Pausing for a<br />

picnic lunch, we continue on to explore the national<br />

park, walking through pine woods and old lava flows.<br />

Our Farewell Dinner is in the hotel restaurant.<br />

Overnight: Taormina, Hotel Monte Tauro<br />

We have a guided tour of the ancient Greek theater<br />

before leaving for Catania Airport.<br />

Package >><br />

Special Price<br />

US$ 8,250<br />

(Not eligible<br />

for Friends'<br />

Loyalty pricing)<br />

(US$ 995<br />

Single<br />

Supplement)<br />

Arrival: Catania Airport<br />

Departure: Catania Airport<br />

Terrain: Greatly varied -<br />

modest, easy and<br />

vigorous walks,<br />

sometimes rocky trails.<br />

5-10 miles walking per day.<br />

Call us at 1-800-249-4620<br />

(US & Canada)<br />

Optional<br />

Opportunities<br />

Swimming Market Antique Shopping Water Sports<br />

US$ 4,495 per person<br />

(US$ 4,270 Wayfarers’ Friends)<br />

(US$ 595 Single Supplement)<br />

Trip Length: 6 nights<br />

2016 Dates:<br />

May 1-7,<br />

October 9-15<br />

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Bergen<br />

3<br />

Norway<br />

Oslo<br />

Berlin<br />

Dresden<br />

7<br />

Germany<br />

Prague<br />

6<br />

Czech<br />

Republic<br />

Munich<br />

2<br />

1<br />

0 miles 200<br />

Salzburg<br />

Austria<br />

4<br />

Ljubljana<br />

Vienna<br />

Zagreb<br />

Slovenia<br />

Croatia<br />

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1 Winter Tyrolean Alps<br />

2 Bavaria & Tyrolean Alps<br />

3 Bergen & the Western Fjords<br />

4 Slovenia<br />

5 The Dalmatian Coast<br />

6 Vienna to Prague<br />

7 Prague to Dresden<br />

5<br />

Dubrovnik


Dick Dixon<br />

Nancy Siepman<br />

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Testimonials<br />

Dick Dixon<br />

Villa Dubrovnik is<br />

“Hotel<br />

sensational, as is the<br />

entire city. Just gorgeous. I feel like I’m in<br />

a James Bond movie.”<br />

Casey F., The Dalmatian Coast<br />

“My favorite aspects were, as usual, the<br />

natural beauty. Also, Cesky Krumlov and<br />

Prague were extraordinary. The city tours<br />

were excellent. And I loved the local musicians<br />

who played at dinner one evening.”<br />

Pat B., Vienna to Prague<br />

“Lenka is a gem. She anticipated<br />

everyone's needs often before they even<br />

realized....!”<br />

Suellen B., Vienna to Prague<br />

“Nothing could have prepared me for the<br />

glacier. Had I known I would never have<br />

gone. As soon as we came down, I was so<br />

grateful that I went because it was an<br />

experience of a lifetime.<br />

I loved every aspect from the fjords, the<br />

farms, the forests, waterfalls, the intense<br />

green of land, blue of waters.<br />

What a great company. Thanks for giving<br />

me the opportunity to walk the earth<br />

while having every need attended to. I am<br />

so grateful.”<br />

Joan C., Norway<br />

“Uros and Mitja could NOT have been any<br />

better! They were so enthusiastic and<br />

helpful and interested - and love their<br />

country. We do now too.<br />

We were truly overwhelmed by the<br />

beauty, the accommodations, the food<br />

and wine, the hikes.<br />

I think this was my most interesting,<br />

beautiful walk - though probably the least<br />

walking (it WAS a 2) - and the most eating<br />

and drinking. AND WE LOVED EVERY<br />

MINUTE !”<br />

Alice M., Slovenia<br />

“Jana is very knowledgeable and<br />

thorough, she has a complete command<br />

of the history, folklore and regional<br />

customs. Lenka has been fabulous<br />

and professional.”<br />

Judy J., Vienna to Prague<br />

“As always, the Leader and Manager<br />

make the difference between a good trip<br />

and a wonderful trip.”<br />

Laurette B., Slovenia<br />

“Wonderful - nice, nice people, took great<br />

care of us - felt safe & like they could<br />

handle any emergency. Great reps for<br />

Wayfarers & their countries. Ante really<br />

knew the history and we learned a lot<br />

about the country and its history as we<br />

walked. The boat trips and the dinners<br />

were all memorable and added to the<br />

adventures of the entire week’s walk.”<br />

Joe C. & Barbara M., The Dalmatian Coast<br />

“The hotels! Rooms with views of the<br />

fjords were stupendous!”<br />

Bonnie D., Norway<br />

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Louise Halfpenny<br />

Winter<br />

Tyrolean Alps<br />

Hiking or<br />

cross-country skiing<br />

Austria<br />

• Choice of cross-country skiing or<br />

hiking the trails in the winter<br />

wonderland of the Austrian Tirol<br />

• Visit the storybook city of Salzburg,<br />

have dinner and attend a concert at<br />

the world-famous Mozarteum<br />

• Take a toboggan ride as night falls<br />

over the snowfields<br />

• Relax with a luxury spa treatment at<br />

our hotel<br />

• Discover Tyrolean tradition, culture<br />

and crafts<br />

NEW<br />

Meet in Salzburg and travel by coach to the<br />

Hotel Unterlechner in St. Jakob in Haus. Welcome<br />

talk and drink before dinner at the hotel.<br />

Overnight Sunday through Friday:<br />

St. Jakob in Haus, Hotel Unterlechner<br />

Skiers will receive their equipment before<br />

a training session with our instructor. The<br />

remainder of the morning is spent skiing before<br />

meeting the rest of the group in St Jakob for lunch.<br />

Walkers walk through the valley to St Ulrich, the<br />

next village and on to St Adolari, the oldest church<br />

in the Tirol. Return by bus to meet the skiers for<br />

lunch. In the afternoon the whole group catches<br />

the train to the pretty baroque town of St Johann<br />

in Tirol for a visit. Dinner in our hotel.<br />

A morning lesson for the skiers, followed<br />

by skiing to Hochfilzen. The whole group meets<br />

there for lunch and the skiers return to the hotel<br />

via a different route. The walkers will hike up<br />

Buchensteinwand and visit the cross at the top<br />

with its fantastic panorama. After coffee in the<br />

alpine Gasthaus they take the chairlift down and<br />

travel by bus to Hochfilzen, walking back to the<br />

hotel along the Pillersee valley. In the evening a<br />

magical toboggan trip will work up an appetite<br />

for a gourmet dinner at our hotel.<br />

Louise Halfpenny<br />

The skiers set off<br />

before meeting the walkers for<br />

lunch in the village. After a<br />

hike in the mountains, the<br />

walkers will return to the<br />

village for lunch. In the afternoon<br />

we have free time and<br />

the chance to have a spa treatment.<br />

Late afternoon we travel<br />

to Salzburg for an early dinner<br />

followed by a concert at the<br />

Mozarteum (or similar venue).<br />

Return to our hotel.<br />

The skiers will enjoy a different run before meeting<br />

the walkers for lunch in an alpine Gasthof. In the afternoon<br />

walkers and skiers take a winter walk followed by an evening<br />

of typical Tyrolean culture.<br />

Skiers head out from the hotel while walkers circle the<br />

Europa Weg around the Pillersee Valley. The group meets for<br />

lunch, then continues to Rosenegg and has tea at Elisabeth's<br />

cake shop. Walk back to hotel for our Farewell Dinner.<br />

Leave the hotel at 9:30am for Salzburg, arriving at the<br />

Airport by 11:00 am, followed by a second drop-off at the Rail<br />

Station in the city center.<br />

Optional<br />

Opportunities<br />

Downhill Skiing Snowshoeing Massage/Spa Swimming<br />

Louise Halfpenny<br />

Arrival: Salzburg<br />

Departure: Salzburg<br />

Terrain: Mountain paths, meadow tracks<br />

and rolling hills at altitudes up to<br />

6,000 feet.<br />

4-8 miles walking or<br />

skiing per day.<br />

Call us at 1-800-249-4620 (US & Canada)<br />

US$ 4,195 per person<br />

(US$ 3,985 Wayfarers’ Friends)<br />

(US$ 395 Single Supplement)<br />

Trip Length: 6 nights<br />

2016 Dates:<br />

March 6-12<br />

Louise Halfpenny<br />

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Germany<br />

Austria<br />

• Panoramic views of Bavaria and<br />

Austria from Germany's highest<br />

mountain<br />

• Visit King Ludwig II's palaces<br />

• Sample Bavaria's legendary beer<br />

• See Oberammergau, home of the<br />

Passion Play<br />

• Dine in the oldest restaurant in<br />

Europe<br />

Explore this historic<br />

region where Bavaria<br />

meets Austria - mountains<br />

in all directions, sparkling<br />

sapphire lakes, fairytale castles<br />

and storybook villages - and<br />

food, delicious food!<br />

Bavaria &<br />

Tyrolean Alps<br />

NEW<br />

Alpine perfection and fairytale palaces<br />

Our itinerary reflects the wide<br />

variety of landscape and culture<br />

of these intriguingly similar, but different,<br />

neighbours, where the old traditions are still<br />

very much a part of daily life.<br />

We hear the story of King Ludwig ll, sometimes<br />

known as The Dream King and sometimes as<br />

The Mad King. We visit the opulent jewel of<br />

Linderhof, his favorite palace.<br />

In Austria’s Tyrolean Alps we stay in a familyrun<br />

hotel in charming St. Jakob in Haus and<br />

dine in Salzburg in St. Peters Keller, Europe’s<br />

oldest restaurant.<br />

Schloss Linderhof<br />

We meet at the Railway Station in Garmisch-<br />

Partenkirchen and take the mountain railway, the<br />

Zugspitzbahn, to the charming alpine village of<br />

Grainau. We walk to the lovely Hotel Waxenstein<br />

where, after time to enjoy the stunning mountain<br />

views from the balcony of our rooms or a swim in<br />

the indoor pool, we meet for an Introductory Talk<br />

and a Welcome Dinner.<br />

Overnight: Grainau, Romantik Hotel Waxenstein<br />

We set off after breakfast and walk above<br />

the village of Grainau to Lake Eibsee facing the<br />

Zugspitze. Continuing around the lake, we then<br />

tackle the lower slopes of the highest mountain in<br />

Germany. Later in the afternoon we reach a little<br />

mountain railway which will take us up to the peak<br />

at nearly 3,000 meters. After absorbing the breathtaking<br />

views across Bavaria and into Austria, we<br />

return over the glacier by cable car to the middlestation<br />

and walk back to the hotel after a long but<br />

satisfying day on the hills.<br />

Overnight: Grainau, Romantik Hotel Waxenstein<br />

We bid farewell to the Zugspitze as we<br />

embark on our exciting walk through the mountains<br />

to the valley of Ettal, where we will visit the Schloss<br />

Linderhof, one of the palaces built by the Dream<br />

King, Ludwig ll. We continue to our hotel in the<br />

village of Ettal, belonging to one of the largest of<br />

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Germany<br />

Austria<br />

View from Zugspitze<br />

many monasteries in Bavaria (where they still make<br />

their own beer), for dinner and overnight.<br />

Overnight: Ettal, Klosterhotel Ludwig Der Bayer<br />

We visit the beautiful monastery church<br />

next to our hotel and then we set off from Ettal to<br />

the village of Oberammergau, famous for the<br />

Passion Play performed every 10 years. After lunch<br />

and time to wander in the village, we drive across<br />

the border into Austria and fashionable Kitzbühel<br />

for dinner and overnight.<br />

Overnight: Kitzbühel, Hotel Kaiserhof<br />

After a short tour of the lovely town, its<br />

elegant shops and the Frauenkirche with its<br />

massive square tower, we walk the peaceful heights<br />

of the Kitzbuhel Alps along the old Roman Way, for<br />

a late lunch in Hirschberg (where the specialty is<br />

Mummy's Cakes!). We take the train from St Johann<br />

to Fieberbrunn and walk to our lovely family-run<br />

hotel in St Jakob in Haus.<br />

Overnight: St. Jakob in Haus, Hotel Unterlechner<br />

We ascend to the top of the mountain by<br />

chairlift to visit the extraordinary Jakobskreuz Cross<br />

and admire the spectacular view. We walk on to<br />

Fieberbrunn for lunch at Elisabeth's Konditorei<br />

(leave room for the irresistible cakes!) and back<br />

over the hill to our hotel.<br />

Overnight: St. Jakob in Haus, Hotel Unterlechner<br />

Dick Dixon<br />

We walk to the village of Waidring for lunch and<br />

continue beside the babbling Salzach River to magical<br />

Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart and home to the Sound of<br />

Music. Our Farewell Dinner is in the St Peter Keller, reputedly<br />

the oldest restaurant in Europe.<br />

Overnight: Salzburg, Hotel Altstadt<br />

You may wish to have breakfast at leisure before<br />

exploring more of Salzburg on your own. Departure this<br />

morning is based on individuals own arrangements.<br />

Arrival: Garmisch-Partenkirchen<br />

Departure: Salzburg<br />

Terrain: Easy to moderate with<br />

occasional challenges, walking on<br />

firm ground. Forest trails, palace<br />

gardens, colorful village streets.<br />

8-12 miles walking per day.<br />

Call us at 1-800-249-4620 (US & Canada)<br />

US$ 4,495 per person<br />

(US$ 4,270 Wayfarers’ Friends)<br />

(US$ 565 Single Supplement)<br />

Trip Length: 7 nights<br />

2016 Dates:<br />

September 18-25<br />

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Norway<br />

• Hike across the blue ice of the<br />

Folgefonna glacier<br />

• Taste local apple cider and<br />

‘brown cheese’ on the farms<br />

• The Hardanger Folk Museum<br />

• Hike the ‘Fruit Trail’<br />

• Visit Tyssedal and discover the<br />

power of the mountains<br />

We meet in Bergen and take the ferry to<br />

Balestrand, on the longest of Norway's waterways, the<br />

Sognefjord.<br />

Overnight: Balestrand, Hotel Kviknes<br />

We take a taxi transfer up the mountain and<br />

start our day's walk surrounded by unbelievable<br />

scenery. We descend gently, pausing at a Ciderhus to<br />

sample the local specialty, and, after a heritage walk<br />

through the village, return to our hotel in the early<br />

evening.<br />

Overnight: Balestrand, Hotel Kviknes<br />

We leave the hotel by minibus for today’s<br />

walk along the Gaularfjell. After lunch at a mountain<br />

farm, we enjoy spectacular views of the tumbling river.<br />

Before dinner at our hotel we enjoy a talk from Mr<br />

Kviknes, our hotelier, to hear the story of his family<br />

home, one of Kaiser Wilhelm’s favorite places.<br />

Overnight: Balestrand, Hotel Kviknes<br />

We cross the fjord to see traditional dwellings<br />

and hear about the early way of life before visiting a<br />

piece of Norwegian heritage – the 12th century Staves<br />

Geiranger Fjord<br />

Bergen &<br />

the Western Fjords<br />

Jostedal<br />

Church at Hoppestad. We visit a farm to sample<br />

the famed Brunost, or brown cheese. After lunch<br />

we reach Lofthus, where we set off along the<br />

‘Fruit Trail’, through the many orchards of<br />

Norway's largest fruit growing area. Before dinner<br />

we hear a talk on Norway’s part in World War II.<br />

Overnight: Loftus, Hotel Ullensvang<br />

We transfer to Kinsarvik, where our<br />

path leads us up along the Husedalen to reach<br />

the magnificent waterfalls for a picnic lunch. We<br />

ferry across the water to Utne, to visit the openair<br />

Hardanger Folk museum and an enchanting<br />

recital from the famous Hardanger fiddles, before<br />

returning by water to our hotel.<br />

Overnight: Loftus, Hotel Ullensvang<br />

Colorful Bryggen<br />

Spectacular fjords and<br />

unforgettable scenery<br />

Today we visit Tyssedal, walking up from the<br />

village with wonderful views of Odda and of the<br />

Folgefonna glacier. We walk up to the Lilletopp, or ‘little<br />

top’, and visit the Norwegian Museum of Hydropower.<br />

After lunch we hike back down to Lofthus.<br />

Overnight: Lofthus, Ullensvang Hotel<br />

We take the boat from Lofthus to the pretty village<br />

of Herand, and on to Jondal to reach the glacier plateau.<br />

At Folgefonna we begin our three-hour blue ice trail - the<br />

challenge of the week, and where the views are unbelievable.<br />

We return to the hotel for our Farewell Dinner.<br />

Overnight: Lofthus, Ullensvang Hotel<br />

We transfer to Voss, where we say goodbye at the<br />

rail station for trains to Oslo or Bergen.<br />

Dick Dixon Dick Dixon<br />

Optional<br />

Opportunities<br />

Terje Rakke/Nordic life - Visitnorway.com<br />

Arrival: Bergen<br />

Departure: Voss<br />

Terrain: Mountain trails and tracks with<br />

some moderate ascents and descents.<br />

Walking pleasantly balanced with<br />

boat and train journeys.<br />

4-9 miles walking per day.<br />

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Fishing Golf Horseback riding<br />

US$ 4,895 per person<br />

(US$ 4,650 Wayfarers’ Friends)<br />

(US$ 750 Single Supplement)<br />

Trip Length: 7 nights<br />

2016 Dates:<br />

July 2-9,<br />

September 3-10


Slovenia<br />

Mountains, lakes and<br />

unspoiled rural life<br />

• Incredible caves and river canyons<br />

• Pure mountain air of the Julian Alps<br />

• Discover beautiful Lake Bled and<br />

Lake Bohinj<br />

• Strong local culture, unchanged for<br />

centuries<br />

• Spectacular natural landscape<br />

Slovenia<br />

Rendezvous in Ljubljana. We enjoy an<br />

aperitif before an Intro ductory Talk and<br />

Welcome Dinner.<br />

Overnight: Ljubljana, Hotel Grand Union<br />

An easy start brings us to Rakov<br />

Skocjan. We admire the natural bridge and the<br />

little canyon, carved by water over thousands<br />

of years. We walk along the river banks and<br />

have lunch in a restaurant in the woods. In the<br />

afternoon, we follow the river Reka underground<br />

into the Skocjan Cave, a spectacular<br />

World Heritage Site.<br />

Overnight: Spodnja Idrija, Hotel Kendov dvorec<br />

A beautiful meander with views to the Julian<br />

Alps. We pass hamlets and farms in an open landscape.<br />

After lunch in a farmhouse in a small village we<br />

continue to attractive Idrija with its<br />

16th-century castle and famous lace school.<br />

Overnight: Spodnja Idrija, Hotel Kendov dvorec<br />

After seeing Europe's largest wooden water<br />

wheel that was used for pumping water from Idrija's<br />

mercury mine, we walk along the river Idrijca to the<br />

mysterious Black lake. A short drive brings us to Cerkno<br />

where we visit the secret partisan hospital Franja. After<br />

lunch we drive along the verdant valley to Most na Soči<br />

to catch the train on the ancient Transalpina Line, built<br />

at the time of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Our train<br />

journey passes through beautiful scenery and a tunnel<br />

which is almost 4 miles long, and ends at the Bohinjska<br />

Bistrica valley where we find our hotel.<br />

Overnight: Bohinjsko Jezero, Bohinj Park Eco Hotel<br />

We walk from the picturesque<br />

hamlet of Kupljenik, enjoying grand<br />

views of Lake Bled and the surrounding countryside,<br />

through woods and fields to the River Sava. On to<br />

enchanting Lake Bled and our hotel situated on its shore. We<br />

walk around the lake to visit Bled Castle and take Afternoon<br />

Tea on the terrace.<br />

Overnight: Bled, Grand Hotel Toplice<br />

We walk to the stunning Vintgar Gorge, a 500-ft high<br />

defile accessible via a continuous chain of gantries and<br />

bridges to a waterfall, and on to a village lunch. We walk on<br />

through open country to Bled, in time to take an afternoon<br />

cruise to Bled Island.<br />

Overnight: Bled, Grand Hotel Toplice<br />

We return to Ljubljana for our onward connections.<br />

Lake Bled<br />

Ljubljana market<br />

A ferry takes us to the western end of Lake<br />

Bohinj, where the 190-ft Savica Waterfall majestically<br />

tumbles into the water below. We walk beside the lake<br />

and on through delight ful historic villages; we visit the<br />

museum of Alpine Cheese Making and a 17th-century<br />

farmhouse. Hayracks, called toplars and unique to<br />

Slovenia, are scattered across the landscape.<br />

Overnight: Bohinjsko Jezero, Bohinj Park Eco Hotel<br />

Optional<br />

Opportunities<br />

Arrival: Ljubljana<br />

Departure: Ljubljana<br />

Terrain: Well-trodden paths,<br />

comfortable underfoot, with<br />

a wide variety of flat and<br />

hilly terrain.<br />

4-10 miles walking per day.<br />

Call us at 1-800-249-4620 (US & Canada)<br />

Horseback Riding Fishing Paragliding Golf Balloon Ride<br />

US$ 4,395 per person<br />

(US$ 4,175 Wayfarers’ Friends)<br />

(US$ 565 Single Supplement)<br />

Trip Length: 7 nights<br />

2016 Dates:<br />

September 10-17<br />

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Croatia<br />

• Experience the Mediterranean as<br />

it used to be<br />

• Explore the islands of Lopud,<br />

Hvar and Brac<br />

• Stay in the old city of Dubrovnik,<br />

a location in 'A Game of Thrones'<br />

• Visit Emperor Diocletian's Palace,<br />

an amazing UNESCO World<br />

Heritage Site<br />

• Fabulous fresh seafood, cooked<br />

in simple, local style<br />

The Dalmatian Coast<br />

Croatia's beautiful walled city,<br />

Dubrovnik, is the starting<br />

point for this journey<br />

through one of Europe's most<br />

diverse and beautiful countries. As<br />

we travel northwards, our path<br />

takes us through cypress woods,<br />

along coastal headlands and rural tracks, into<br />

dramatic gorges and along rambling streets.<br />

The sparkling sea views and sleepy harbor<br />

villages, with their milk-white limestone<br />

buildings, are the perfect environment for the<br />

steady pace of life and relaxed café culture. It<br />

becomes apparent that Croatia is still the<br />

authentic and uncommercialized Medi -<br />

terranean associated with a bygone era. We<br />

also gain an insight into the break up of Yugo -<br />

slavia and spend time in places which were<br />

directly affected by the early 1990's war as<br />

well as driving through the neighboring coast<br />

of Bosnia & Herzegovina.<br />

Highlights of this Walk include a private boattrip<br />

from the foot of Vidova Gora Mountain,<br />

which takes us to a secluded terrace restaurant<br />

overlooking the sea where we dine on<br />

fresh fish caught that morning, and a fasci-<br />

Islands, sleepy villages<br />

and shining seas<br />

nating walking tour of Diocletian's<br />

Palace which houses the most wellpreserved<br />

Roman buildings in Split and<br />

which forms the heart of today's city.<br />

The Croatian cuisine focuses on locally<br />

caught fish, traditionally produced olive<br />

oil and organic vegetables, washed down<br />

with homemade brandies and wines.<br />

And, as the average height of men from<br />

Dalmatia is 6 feet, the food portions tend<br />

to match the height!<br />

You will return home having explored<br />

the homeland of the neck tie, The<br />

'Cravat', the region where the Dalmatian<br />

dog got its identity, the island of the<br />

man who made the first working parachute<br />

and the country which treasures<br />

Europe's second oldest synagogue in<br />

Dubrovnik and the third oldest in Split.<br />

Dubrovnik<br />

Arrive at Dubrovnik Airport and rendezvous at our hotel for<br />

our Introductory Talk and Welcome Dinner.<br />

Overnight: Dubrovnik, Hotel Villa Dubrovnik<br />

Our walk gives us headland views of the sea and the terracotta-roofed<br />

town of Cavtat. In the afternoon we walk the city<br />

walls surrounding Dubrovnik and explore the squares and tiny<br />

streets before returning to our hotel. Dinner in a local restaurant.<br />

Overnight: Dubrovnik, Hotel Villa Dubrovnik<br />

A morning boat trip takes us to explore the island of<br />

Lopud. Our launch returns us to the mainland at Ston where we<br />

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Croatia<br />

walk the impressive medieval fortification walls<br />

overlooking ancient salt-pans. We continue to our<br />

hotel in Mali Ston, a sleepy village of old stone<br />

houses. Time to enjoy our hotel, facing the little<br />

harbor, before dinner.<br />

Overnight: Mali Ston, Hotel Ostrea<br />

Traveling by bus from our hotel, the scenic<br />

Adriatic road takes us to a port where we board a<br />

boat to Hvar. We spend the day exploring this<br />

authentic Croatian island with only a few inland<br />

villages. We lunch in an olive grove at a family run<br />

tavern where all the food is home made and the<br />

ingredients organically grown. Afterwards we walk<br />

to Hvar Town and our hotel.<br />

Overnight: Hvar, Hotel Adriana<br />

A private speedboat takes us to Brac to<br />

start our slow ascent alongside terraced stone walls<br />

Exploring Roman Emperor Diocletian’s palace<br />

to Skrip, the oldest village on the island.<br />

After hearing about it's unique history<br />

we'll head to a family home for an unforgettable 'farm to<br />

table' lunch. Our walk then takes us by vineyards and olive<br />

groves enjoying the extensive views across the terraced<br />

ridges of the Mosor Massif and distant mainland as we<br />

follow the paths down to Supetar.<br />

Overnight: Supetar, Villa Vela Luka<br />

We drive to the Vidova Gora mountaintop to<br />

start our descent on foot down a gorge to the remote Blaca<br />

Monastery where a local guide explains its fascinating<br />

history. We continue to an isolated bay where we are met<br />

by a private boat which takes us to a secluded, sheltered<br />

terrace restaurant overlooking the sea.<br />

Overnight: Supetar, Villa Vela Luka<br />

The morning ferry takes us to Split, a vibrant city<br />

with a former palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian.<br />

From subterranean halls to the splendid cathedral we<br />

discover the Old Town. Later we join the passeggiata on the<br />

Riva, where the locals congregate to meander and gossip,<br />

before our Farewell Dinner.<br />

Overnight: Split, Hotel Marmont<br />

Enjoy excellent shopping and sightseeing independently<br />

in Split before making your way to the airport.<br />

Optional<br />

Opportunities<br />

Arrival: Dubrovnik<br />

Departure: Split<br />

Terrain: Drovers' tracks, wooded<br />

paths, some rocky trails and descents.<br />

6-10 miles walking per day.<br />

Call us at 1-800-249-4620 (US & Canada)<br />

Swimming<br />

Water Sports<br />

US$ 4,595 per person<br />

(US$ 4,365 Wayfarers’ Friends)<br />

(US$ 655 Single Supplement)<br />

Trip Length: 7 nights<br />

2016 Dates:<br />

May 14-21, October 1-8<br />

October 15-22<br />

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Czech Republic<br />

• Nature reserves with medieval<br />

ruins and wonderful wild flowers<br />

• Sample Czech beer and try a<br />

Moravian wine tasting<br />

• Walk through ancient Moravia<br />

and Bohemia<br />

• Explore Prague<br />

• Visit Český Krumlov, a UNESCO<br />

World Heritage Site and one of<br />

Europe's loveliest cities<br />

Vienna to Prague<br />

Meet The Wayfarers for a tour<br />

of the Old City in Vienna and then a<br />

transfer to Lednice for our Intro -<br />

ductory Talk and Welcome Dinner.<br />

Overnight: Lednice, My Hotel<br />

The Charles Bridge, Prague<br />

Crossroads of Europe<br />

In the morning we visit Mikulov, situated in the<br />

heart of Moravia's wine region, and we walk through its<br />

small town centre. We continue to nearby Palava Hills,<br />

a splendid nature reserve with medieval ruins, rare<br />

flowers and distant views. In the afternoon we return<br />

to Lednice and visit its château. We end our day in a<br />

typical wine cellar with local food and folk music.<br />

Overnight: Lednice, My Hotel<br />

We drive westwards to another wine region<br />

around Znojmo. Here we walk along the river Thaya<br />

(Dyje), which forms the natural border with Austria, and<br />

its unique, untouched valley has become the National<br />

Park Thayatal (Podyjí). We end our day in Znojmo with a<br />

picturesque and quiet historic center, not yet discovered<br />

by tourists.<br />

Overnight: Znojmo, Hotel Lahofer<br />

lunch in a local fish restaurant, we journey on to<br />

Český Krumlov, one of Europe’s most beautiful and<br />

best-preserved towns.<br />

Overnight: Český Krumlov, Hotel Ruze<br />

Guided tour of the castle, one of the largest<br />

in Central Europe, originally constructed in the 13th<br />

Century. After this, we walk beside the Vltava Moldau<br />

River to Zlat Koruna, a rustic village with a 13th<br />

century Cistercian monastery.<br />

Overnight: Český Krumlov, Hotel Ruze<br />

Transfer by bus from Český Krumlov to spend<br />

the day exploring the center of Prague. After lunch,<br />

we walk across the bridge to the Old Town to see the<br />

famous astronomical clock on the medieval Town<br />

Hall and continue to the far end of the Coronation<br />

Route where we find the Gothic Powder Tower. We end<br />

our day in a fine restaurant for our Farewell Dinner.<br />

Overnight: Prague, Hotel Leonardo<br />

There is no scheduled transfer at the end of this<br />

walk as many Wayfarers opt to stay longer in Prague<br />

to explore this splendid city further.<br />

Our day starts with a drive to Slavonice, a<br />

small historic town where time stopped centuries ago.<br />

After a lunch we drive on to Telč, a Renaissance jewel,<br />

listed by UNESCO. We finish our day at Jindřichův<br />

Hradec (Henry's Castle) where we stay in a hotel in the<br />

central square.<br />

Overnight: Jindřichův Hradec, Hotel Concertino<br />

We walk through forests and past numerous<br />

lakes to the little town of Trebon with its colourful<br />

historic buildings, cobblestone streets and moat. After<br />

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Arrival: Vienna City<br />

Air Terminal, Austria<br />

Departure: Prague<br />

Terrain: Forest walks and open<br />

country, firm paths with some<br />

brisk hill-walking.<br />

7-10 miles walking per day.<br />

More details: www.thewayfarers.com<br />

Market<br />

US$ 4,395 per person<br />

(US$ 4,175 Wayfarers’ Friends)<br />

(US$ 565 Single Supplement)<br />

Trip Length: 7 nights<br />

2016 Dates:<br />

May 28 - June 4,<br />

September 17-24<br />

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Czech Republic<br />

Prague to Dresden<br />

We meet in Prague and drive to our hotel<br />

in Jitrava for our Welcome Dinner and Intro -<br />

ductory Talk.<br />

Overnight: Jitrava, Hotel Jitrava<br />

This morning's walk takes us along the<br />

Poacher’s Trail across open countryside with<br />

views to Poland. We drive to the former mining<br />

village of Krystofovo údolí (Christopher's Valley)<br />

where we visit a unique painted wooden church<br />

and timber-framed houses. After lunch we drive to<br />

the top of Jeschke mountain.<br />

Overnight: Jitrava, Hotel Jitrava<br />

The Bastei pedestrian bridge, Saxon Switzerland<br />

Landscape of artists and poets<br />

Walk from the hotel along forest trails to<br />

Lemberk Castle for a tour of this historic building. We<br />

lunch in a traditional inn and then head to the top of<br />

Hvozd where we enjoy amazing views before<br />

walking down to the hotel.<br />

Overnight: Lückendorf, Altes Kurhaus<br />

Walk to Oybin from the hotel, sightseeing<br />

tour of the castle and church, and walk on to<br />

Jonsdorf (lunch) and then to Walters dorf – sightseeing<br />

tour of the Umgebinde hauser. Shuttle back to the<br />

hotel by van.<br />

Overnight: Lückendorf, Altes Kurhaus<br />

Procession of the (Saxon) Princes in Meissen porcelain in Dresden<br />

• Cruise on the mighty River Elbe<br />

• Explore dramatic mountain<br />

landscapes<br />

• Admire the magnificent restoration of<br />

Baroque Dresden<br />

• Guided boat tour up Prebischtor<br />

Gorge<br />

• Picture-postcard villages of unspoiled<br />

timber-framed houses<br />

We drive west to<br />

'Czech Switzerland' and<br />

hike to Pravcicka Gate,<br />

the longest natural sandstone<br />

arch in Europe .<br />

In the afternoon we<br />

go down to the valley of Kamenice<br />

River, where we take a boat along the<br />

gorge, before crossing the border<br />

back to Germany.<br />

Overnight: Bad Schandau,<br />

Park Hotel<br />

We take the famous Bad<br />

Schandau elevator to get a lovely<br />

view of the Elbe before walking<br />

to Schillers monument at the beginning of<br />

the beautiful Kirnitzschtal. After lunch , our<br />

walk continues up to Lichtenhain and its waterfall<br />

where we catch the circa 1898 narrow gauge<br />

tram back to Bad Schandau.<br />

Overnight: Bad Schandau, Park Hotel<br />

En route to Dresden we visit the famous hilltop<br />

fortress at Konigstein. We tour the center of Dresden before<br />

a lunch cruise on the River Elbe followed by an afternoon<br />

at leisure. In the evening we gather for our Farewell<br />

Dinner.<br />

Overnight: Dresden, Gewandhaus Dresden<br />

Departure at leisure.<br />

than 1! >><br />

Special Price<br />

US$ 8,150<br />

(per person<br />

based on double<br />

occupancy)<br />

for both Walks<br />

Arrival: Prague<br />

Departure: Dresden<br />

Terrain: Forest paths,<br />

open country and<br />

meadows. Some hill<br />

walking. Rock steps with<br />

railings.<br />

7-12 miles of walking per day.<br />

Call us at 1-800-249-4620 (US & Canada)<br />

Swimming<br />

Massage/Spa<br />

Canoeing<br />

US$ 4,395 per person<br />

(US$ 4,175 Wayfarers’ Friends)<br />

(US$ 565 Single Supplement)<br />

Trip Length: 7 nights<br />

2016 Dates:<br />

June 5-12,<br />

September 25 - October 2<br />

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Testimonials<br />

Ellen Barone<br />

Sally Baker<br />

I love about hiking<br />

“What<br />

with the Wayfarers is<br />

the opportunity to spend time with other<br />

people who love this kind of travel as<br />

much as I do. It’s the chance to talk oneon-one<br />

with each other as we walk/hike,<br />

huff and puff up a hill, sit down for a meal,<br />

etc. But it’s also a chance to walk alone,<br />

within the group, and just be with my own<br />

thoughts.<br />

I’m already trying to decide where my<br />

next Wayfarers Walk will be.<br />

Thank you again for all that you do….a<br />

Wayfarers walk is simply one of the best<br />

ways to spend a week of my life. I love it.”<br />

Bobbie R., New Mexico<br />

“Tom & Mo were wonderful!! Very knowledgable<br />

about the area, geography,<br />

geology along with the plants and animals<br />

indigenous to the area. They were just as<br />

enthused seeing and experiencing the<br />

day's activities as was our group. It is<br />

always nice being greeted by cheerful<br />

people each day who are excited to share<br />

their love of walking and the majestic<br />

beauty of the areas we visited during the<br />

week. I give them both accolades for how<br />

the trip was arranged and handled!”<br />

Patti D., New Mexico<br />

“John Knox is an intelligent, caring and<br />

kind individual with a great sense of<br />

humor and a depth of knowledge about<br />

New Zealand culture, geography, flora and<br />

fauna. He is one of the best guides we<br />

have ever had on any guided trip. He has<br />

organized this trip with great care to<br />

show the diversity of New Zealand's<br />

landscape and I appreciated his leadership<br />

of the group. I loved this trip. I had<br />

heard of the "legend" of John Knox and it<br />

is all true.”<br />

Barbara H., New Zealand<br />

"Eolo Lodge was spectacular, but El Pilar<br />

was special in a different way - more<br />

down-home, with wonderful staff and<br />

how did they get such a terrific chef out<br />

in the middle of nowhere?"<br />

Stephanie M., Patagonia<br />

“The camaraderie was my favorite and I<br />

thoroughly enjoyed all of the walks in<br />

Bryce. (My favorite park). However all<br />

walks were breathtaking.”<br />

Jill A., Utah<br />

"I feel lucky to have had such an<br />

enthusiastic and accommodating guide<br />

through Patagonia. Her sudden outbursts<br />

of song, nightly history lessons and<br />

all-round good humor were appreciated<br />

by all."<br />

Stephanie M., Patagonia<br />

“The accommodations, the hikes, the food,<br />

etc. were all wonderful. The views of the<br />

mountains on our hikes, and the feeling<br />

of being in old Colorado, it was all such<br />

an adventure and we loved it. So glad we<br />

found Wayfarers.”<br />

J & M J, Colorado<br />

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United States<br />

Colorado<br />

Summertime adventure<br />

in wilderness mountains<br />

• Walk amid amazing wildflower<br />

meadows<br />

• Visit the cave dwellings of Ancient<br />

Pueblo Indians<br />

• High, rugged mountain peaks with<br />

spectacular views<br />

• Tour historic gold and silver<br />

mining towns<br />

• Soak in some of the world’s best<br />

hot springs<br />

Rendezvous in Durango a historic mining<br />

town at the base of the towering San Juan<br />

Mountains, a collection of jagged peaks overlooking<br />

the vast Colorado Plateau canyon country.<br />

Introductory Talk and Welcome Dinner.<br />

Overnight: Durango,<br />

The Leland House & Rochester Hotel<br />

We hike among the cliff dwellings of the<br />

ancestors of the Pueblo Indians in Mesa Verde<br />

National Park overlooking the Navajo Nation. Most<br />

Pueblo Indians Cliff dwellings<br />

of the cliff dwellings are around<br />

800 years old and range in size<br />

from one-room houses to<br />

villages of more than 200 rooms.<br />

Overnight: Durango,<br />

The Leland House & Rochester Hotel<br />

Walk to Andrews Lake<br />

through an amazing mountain wilderness<br />

with views of majestic 14,000-feet peaks. In<br />

the afternoon we drive to Silverton in the<br />

historic mining district of the San Juan<br />

Mountains. This area is strewn with old<br />

mines from the late 1800s perched on the<br />

side of colorful mountains. We walk in<br />

the downtown area of Silverton amid<br />

authentic 19th century buildings.<br />

Overnight: Silverton,<br />

The Wyman Hotel & Inn<br />

Hike to the high alpine<br />

beauty of Porphyry Basin on the top<br />

of Red Mountain Pass where redorange<br />

peaks guard the divide between<br />

the Telluride Basin and the majestic<br />

Grenadier Range. We enjoy incredible views and<br />

a colorful tapestry of wildflowers.<br />

Overnight: Silverton, The Wyman Hotel & Inn<br />

We walk the Highland Mary trail with wildflowers<br />

galore and many high lakes on the Continental Divide. We<br />

admire breathtaking views of glistening lakes set amid a<br />

broad expanse of rolling tundra. There’s the option of a mine<br />

tour before we drive to Pagosa Springs and the chance to<br />

soak in our hotel’s 23 hot spring pools.<br />

Overnight: Pagosa Springs, The Springs Resort & Spa<br />

We walk through aspen groves and towering pines to<br />

sublime waterfalls with views of dramatic volcanic cliffs on<br />

the edge of the Weminuche Wilderness. We return to our<br />

wonderful hotel with another chance to soak in the hot<br />

spring pools before our Farewell Dinner.<br />

Overnight: Pagosa Springs, The Springs Resort & Spa<br />

The Wayfarers transfer you to Durango for flights<br />

home or to extend your stay in southern Colorado<br />

Optional<br />

Opportunities<br />

Arrival: Durango<br />

Departure: Durango<br />

Terrain: A strenuous but<br />

rewarding Walk! Walking at<br />

altitude - between 9,000 and<br />

13,000 feet - on well marked mountain<br />

trails with some steep ascents and descents.<br />

8-12 miles walking per day.<br />

Massage/Spa<br />

US$ 3,695 per person<br />

(US$ 3,510 Wayfarers’ Friends)<br />

(US$ 755 Single Supplement)<br />

Trip Length: 6 nights<br />

2016 Dates:<br />

July 10-16<br />

Horseback Riding<br />

Fishing<br />

Tip: Plan to arrive early to get used to the altitude before the start of your Walk.<br />

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United States<br />

• Dawn walk to sunrise point in<br />

Bryce Canyon<br />

• Hike the Narrows Walk to<br />

Weeping Rock in Zion Canyon<br />

• Take the Widforss Trail in Grand<br />

Canyon<br />

• Unforgettable sunset views<br />

• Visit three of USA's greatest<br />

national parks<br />

Utah<br />

D ay 1 Rendezvous in St George, The Grand Canyon,<br />

enjoy lunch together and drive to the<br />

North Rim of the Grand Canyon. We Bryce & Zion<br />

admire unforgettable sunset views of<br />

The Canyon followed by our Intro -<br />

ductory Talk and Welcome Dinner.<br />

Overnight: Grand Canyon Lodge, North Rim<br />

D ay 2 We enjoy a scenic hike on the Widforss Trail<br />

along the rim of the Grand Canyon. In the afternoon<br />

we drive to the only view of the Colorado River from<br />

the North Rim and enjoy an easy walk with incomparable<br />

scenery.<br />

Overnight: Grand Canyon Lodge, North Rim<br />

D ay 3 An after breakfast walk along the rim of the<br />

Transept Canyon and then we're off to Bryce Canyon.<br />

Lunch in the old western movie town of Kanab. A brief<br />

visit to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, the largest in<br />

North America. We motor through some spectacular Red<br />

Rock Country to Bryce Canyon National Park and walk<br />

the rim trail in the late afternoon light before enjoying<br />

dinner at the lodge.<br />

Overnight: Bryce Canyon Lodge<br />

D ay 4 You may join early-rising Wayfarers for a<br />

short dawn walk to Sunrise Point, where we'll watch<br />

the sun ignite the altar candles in the great rock cathedral.<br />

Fantastic! Our morning walk will take us deeper<br />

into Bryce Canyon where hoodoos abound. After lunch<br />

Bryce Canyon<br />

we drive to the highest points in Bryce with breathtaking<br />

views, then walk along the rim.<br />

Overnight: Bryce Canyon Lodge<br />

D ay 5 We head for Zion along a scenic drive stopping<br />

for a short walk along the Overlook Trail, then<br />

down to the Lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, we<br />

hike the famed Narrows Walk, visit Weeping Rock,<br />

and end the day at the Human History Museum and<br />

Zion Visitor Center. Giddy-up and join the locals for<br />

an evening at the Bit and Spur Saloon.<br />

Overnight: Springdale, Flanigan's Inn<br />

D ay 6 Hike up to the Watchman Trail with<br />

outstanding views of the colorful expanse of Zion<br />

Canyon. After lunch, relax by the pool, stroll the<br />

shops of Springdale or cross the handsome suspension<br />

bridge for an afternoon walk to Emerald Pools to<br />

view its three waterfalls. Our Farewell Dinner is<br />

elegantly served at Flanigan's Inn.<br />

Overnight: Springdale, Flanigan's Inn<br />

D ay 7 After breakfast, we return to St George for<br />

onward connections.<br />

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Opportunities<br />

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California Condor<br />

Arrival: St George<br />

Departure: St George<br />

Terrain: Hiking at altitudes<br />

between 4,000 and 8,000 feet<br />

on well maintained forest and<br />

canyon trails with no sustained<br />

elevation gain of more than 400 feet.<br />

Some additional physical conditioning to<br />

prepare for higher elevation walking is advisable.<br />

5-7 miles per day.<br />

Antique Shopping<br />

Horseback riding<br />

US$ 3,295 per person<br />

(US$ 3,130 Wayfarers’ Friends)<br />

(US$ 595 Single Supplement)<br />

Trip Length: 6 nights<br />

2016 Dates:<br />

May 29 - June 4,<br />

September 25 - October 1<br />

For more details: www.thewayfarers.com


New Mexico<br />

United States<br />

• Walk amid scenery immortalized in<br />

Georgia O'Keeffe's paintings<br />

• Learn about the flora, fauna and<br />

geology of the high desert<br />

• Visit 800-year-old cliff dwellings<br />

• See Taos Pueblo, a UNESCO World<br />

Heritage Site, with a native guide<br />

• Cross the Rio Grande 650 feet above<br />

the river<br />

Ellen Barone<br />

Rankin Harvey<br />

Rendezvous in Santa Fe and visit the Georgia<br />

O’Keeffe Museum and enjoy a walking tour of historic<br />

downtown Santa Fe, a capital city since 1610. The<br />

Introductory Talk and Welcome Dinner is at La Casa Sena.<br />

Overnight: Santa Fe, Inn on the Alameda<br />

We drive northwest across the Rio Grande valley<br />

to the Jemez Mountains, an unusual volcanic range that<br />

harbors the ruins, cliff dwellings and petroglyphs of the<br />

Ancestral Puebloan Indians. We walk a forested route<br />

through Frijoles Canyon.<br />

Overnight: Santa Fe, Inn on the Alameda<br />

We hike in the Rocky<br />

Mountains, also called the<br />

Sangre de Cristo, just east<br />

of Santa Fe. Enjoy the<br />

fresh mountain air and learn<br />

about the geology, flora and fauna of this<br />

region. We stop at the famous Sanctuario de<br />

Chimayo, a major pilgrimage site, and visit<br />

the Centinela weaving studio, which has<br />

been worked by the award-winning Trujillo<br />

family for seven generations.<br />

Overnight: Abiquiu, Abiquiu Inn<br />

Ancient Land<br />

of Enchantment<br />

We visit the Chama River overlook<br />

and then spend the day at nearby<br />

Ghost Ranch. We take our time to make<br />

the ascent to Chimney Rock, with unforgettable<br />

views of the colorful desert and<br />

Cerro Pedernal, the flat-topped mountain<br />

which featured prominently in O’Keeffe’s paintings.<br />

After a picnic lunch, either walk into Box Canyon or visit<br />

the paleontology museum.<br />

Overnight: Abiquiu, Abiquiu Inn<br />

A morning walk and then we’ll drive further north<br />

on our journey. We lunch in the historic Ojo Caliente Springs<br />

Resort. We check into our B&B before heading out on the<br />

town for dinner in Taos.<br />

Overnight: Taos, Inn on La Loma Plaza<br />

We’ll visit Taos Pueblo, the oldest<br />

continuously inhabited dwelling in the USA. A native Pueblo<br />

Guide will give us a tour of this historic village, sharing a bit<br />

about the Pueblo customs that are still a big part of this<br />

living culture. Our afternoon hike is among<br />

shimmering aspen forests and beside<br />

clear, cold streams.<br />

Overnight: Taos,<br />

Inn on La Loma Plaza<br />

Arrival: Santa Fe<br />

Departure: Taos<br />

Terrain: Mostly good trails,<br />

sometimes rocky in places,<br />

with elevation gains of 300-800 ft.<br />

Altitude to 9,000 ft.<br />

5-7 miles per day.<br />

Call us at 1-800-249-4620 (US & Canada)<br />

Optional<br />

Massage/Spa<br />

US$ 3,295 per person<br />

(US$3,130 Wayfarers’ Friends)<br />

(US$ 595 Single Supplement)<br />

Trip Length: 6 nights<br />

2016 Dates:<br />

September 4-10<br />

Opportunities<br />

Antique Shopping<br />

Ellen Barone<br />

A farewell breakfast at our<br />

lovely B&B and then travelers<br />

can opt to shuttle back to<br />

Santa Fe or Albuquerque, or<br />

to stay on to soak up the southwest<br />

for a little bit longer.<br />

Ellen Barone<br />

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Argentina<br />

• Magnificent, unspoiled open<br />

landscapes<br />

• Cruise to the foot of the aweinspiring<br />

Perito Moreno Glacier<br />

• Stay in two very different remote<br />

estancias (ranches)<br />

• Visit Los Glacieres National Park,<br />

a UNESCO World Heritage Site<br />

• Hike the Mount Fitz Roy Trail<br />

Stephanie Martin<br />

Patagonia<br />

D ay 1 Meet at El Calafate Airport<br />

and transfer our hotel for our<br />

Introductory Talk and Welcome Dinner.<br />

Overnight: El Calafate, Hotel Kau Yatun<br />

D ay 2 We head out of town on the famous Route 40<br />

bound for El Chalten. En route we stop at La Leona, the<br />

inn made famous as the one time hiding place of Butch<br />

Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and may sample their<br />

famous lemon pie. We spend the afternoon walking in<br />

the stunning landscape dominated by the peak to<br />

Mount Fitzroy and the wild beauty of the borderlands<br />

between Argentina and Chile.<br />

Overnight: El Chalten, Hotel Don Los Cerros<br />

D ay 3 On the Fitz Roy Trail today we follow the<br />

river and climb with ever-wider views of Mount Fitz<br />

Roy and its glacier - a thrilling day’s hike to the accompaniment<br />

of rushing waters . We finish our route in El<br />

The Remote Paradise<br />

Andrea Schaffell<br />

Chalten where we have time for a well-earned beer<br />

or an ice cream.<br />

Overnight: El Chalten, Hotel Don Los Cerros<br />

D ay 4 We leave El Chalten bound for Lake<br />

Viedma and a very special stay at a family-owned<br />

estancia. On arrival at Helsingfors we are welcomed<br />

with a traditional asado (barbeque) for lunch<br />

followed by a gentle afternoon of walking absorbing<br />

the peace and beauty of our surroundings.<br />

Overnight: Lake Viedma, Estancia Helsingfors<br />

D ay 5 We set out on full day’s hike to the Blue<br />

Lagoon from our hotel and enter the River Alfredo<br />

River Valley (the same river that provides energy to<br />

the lodge), gradually ascending by the sides of the<br />

Huemul Hill. After a steady<br />

uphill climb we reach the view<br />

of the lagoon, a deep bright blue,<br />

contrasting with the darkness of<br />

the mountain and the whiteness<br />

of the glacier.<br />

Overnight: Lake Viedma,<br />

Estancia Helsingfors<br />

D ay 6 We head back towards<br />

El Calafate and settle in our stunning<br />

hotel in La Anita Valley. This is a<br />

unique location, almost overwhelming<br />

in its magnificence with 360 degree<br />

views of the surrounding land. We visit<br />

the Glacier Museum and stop in its unique<br />

Ice Bar for aperitifs.<br />

Overnight: Eolo Lodge<br />

D ay 7 Today is one of the highlights of<br />

our stay in Patagonia as we take in the<br />

outstanding Perito Moreno<br />

Glacier! First, we walk the<br />

length of the pasarelas (catwalks)<br />

to marvel at vistas of this<br />

amazing force of nature. Then<br />

we board a boat at Puerto Banderas to<br />

get up close to the fantastic glacier. We<br />

sail to almost touching distance of this<br />

gigantic wall of ice, some 30m high<br />

and more than three miles long.<br />

Overnight: Eolo Lodge<br />

D ay 8 Today we explore and exult<br />

in the majesty, of the lodge’s surroundings,<br />

hiking in the Anita Valley, along the<br />

river and to the heights of Mount Frias<br />

with unforgettable views and the<br />

chance to see local wildlife from<br />

flamingos in the valley to guanacos<br />

and hares in the hills.<br />

Overnight: Eolo Lodge<br />

D ay 9 We say farewell and<br />

have individual transfers to El<br />

Calafate airport.<br />

Andrea Schaffell<br />

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Opportunities<br />

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Arrival: El Calafate<br />

Departure: El Calafate<br />

Terrain: Well marked<br />

trails and paths, some<br />

hills with steep<br />

inclines/declines.<br />

Paths can be rocky.<br />

Up to 12 miles walking<br />

per day<br />

2016<br />

US$ 5,995 per person<br />

(US$ 5,695 Wayfarers’ Friends)<br />

(US$ 1,295 Single Supplement)<br />

Trip Length: 8 nights<br />

2016 Dates:<br />

January 31 - February 8<br />

Horseback Riding<br />

Swimming<br />

Massage/Spa<br />

2017<br />

US$ 6,095 per person<br />

(US$ 5,790 Wayfarers’ Friends)<br />

(US$ 1,295 Single Supplement)<br />

Trip Length: 8 nights<br />

2017 Dates:<br />

January 31 - February 8<br />

Mountain Biking<br />

For more details: www.thewayfarers.com


Argentina<br />

Andrea Schaffell<br />

Four Exciting Trip Extensions to complete your Patagonian Adventure!<br />

Buenos Aires City Stay<br />

Discover the vibrant ‘Paris of South America’ with a city-stay: three nights<br />

including airport transfers, private guided city tour, tango show and<br />

boutique hotel accommodations in the fashionable Palermo District.<br />

Price from US$ 1,175 per person Double Occupancy in a Classic Room<br />

(US$ 1,975 per person Single Occupancy)<br />

Hiking in Torres del Paine, Chilean Patagonia<br />

Three, four and five nights - all inclusive program at the luxurious<br />

Patagonia Camp with hikes every day in the Torres del Paine Park, transfers<br />

to and from either El Calafate, Argentina or Puntas Arenas, Chile.<br />

Price from US$ 1,825 per person Double Occupancy<br />

(US$ 2,245 per person Single Occupancy)<br />

Iguazu Falls<br />

A Relaxing Estancia Stay near Buenos Aires<br />

Spend two or three nights at Estancia Cina Cina - located 70 km / 43 miles<br />

from Buenos Aires and five blocks from the center of the sleepy colonial<br />

town of San Antonio de Areco, the home of gaucho writer Ricardo<br />

Güiraldes. Includes transfers to and from Buenos Aires and a guided tour<br />

of San Antonio de Areco.<br />

Price from US$ 845 per person Double Occupancy<br />

Walk along Iguazu’s impressive collection of waterfalls and feel the mist<br />

from the stunning Garganta del Diablo surrounded by a tropical jungle<br />

which is home to a huge diversity of flora and fauna. Stay in the only<br />

hotel situated within the National Park or choose a luxury lodge in<br />

Iryapú Rainforest. Includes transfers to and from Puerto Iguazu Airport,<br />

National Park Fees, two nights' hotel accommodation, full day guided<br />

tour of the Falls and forest trails.<br />

Price from US$ 880 per person Double Occupancy in a Falls View Room<br />

(US$ 1400 Single Occupancy)<br />

Call us at 1-800-249-4620 (US & Canada)<br />

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New Zealand<br />

• Stunning coastlines, incredible<br />

mountains and lush rainforest<br />

• See movie locations for ‘Lord of<br />

the Rings’ and ‘Narnia’<br />

• Warm welcome and the freshest<br />

seafood<br />

• Arthur's Pass National Park and<br />

the Southern Alps<br />

• Walking to the face of two<br />

glaciers: Franz Josef and Fox<br />

New Zealand<br />

&<br />

We meet in<br />

Picton to begin the Walk. After a<br />

group orientation and lunch, we take<br />

a coastal walk along to Bob's Bay,<br />

continuing along the Snout Walkway<br />

ridge. In the evening, we meet for our Welcome Dinner<br />

at the hotel.<br />

Next day, we take a water taxi to Mistletoe Bay and<br />

follow the Queen Charlotte Walkway, high on the<br />

dividing ridge between Kenepuru and Queen Charlotte<br />

Sounds with panoramic views of both Sounds. We<br />

hike through native forests where the birdsong of tuis,<br />

bell birds and fantails can be heard.<br />

Overnight: Picton, Beachcomber Inn<br />

We travel south from the Marlborough<br />

Sounds, between the borders of the Southern Alps and<br />

the eastern coastline. We stop for lunch at Kekerengu<br />

Roy Robinson<br />

Spectacular South Island<br />

and then explore Kaikoura, walking the Kaikoura<br />

Peninsula Track to our hotel. In the evening, we<br />

sample fresh local fish at The Pier Hotel restaurant.<br />

Overnight: Kaikoura, The White Morph<br />

&<br />

We depart from Kaikoura to Waipara<br />

towards the magnificent Southern Alps and the<br />

Wilderness Lodge in Arthur's Pass National Park.<br />

Here, there are a variety of alpine tracks to explore<br />

as we learn from natural history experts about the<br />

flora and fauna of this area, as well as visiting a<br />

working Merino, high-country farm. We climb up to<br />

Castle Hill rocks and see the beautiful landscapes<br />

captured on film in 'Lord of the Rings' and 'Narnia'.<br />

Overnight: Arthur's Pass, Wilderness Lodge<br />

&<br />

Queen Charlotte Walkway<br />

We travel by road, traversing the<br />

Southern Alps, to the West Coast and our destination<br />

at Lake Brunner Lodge. In Paparoa National Park we<br />

experience the luxuriant rainforest, where coastal<br />

trails take us to strange limestone formations called<br />

the Pancake Rocks and dramatic geyser-like blowholes.<br />

Our final afternoon walk takes us along the banks of<br />

the Porari River's impressive gorge.<br />

Overnight: Kumara, Lake Brunner Lodge<br />

Fox Glacier<br />

&<br />

Our walks include a trek<br />

from the rain forest to<br />

the face of the Franz<br />

Josef Glacier and a hike to the edge of Fox Glacier. Our<br />

accommodation in Franz Josef Glacier village is set in<br />

a rain forest where, after dinner, we explore a secret<br />

glow-worm grotto.<br />

On Wednesday evening, dinner is at leisure (not<br />

included).<br />

Overnight: Franz Josef Glacier, Punga Grove<br />

&<br />

We travel to Haast, pausing to<br />

walk the Ship Creek boardwalk through forest swamp<br />

and stunning West Coast beach scenery. We picnic by<br />

the picturesque River Haast and visit the Cascade<br />

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New Zealand<br />

Falls and Blue Pools. Our walks take us along Lake<br />

Wanaka to Glendhu Bay to experience a magical<br />

sunset and an afternoon walk from the lake inlet<br />

into the township of Wanaka. We also climb to the<br />

summit of Mount Iron to experience the incredible<br />

views of the Minaret Peaks, Mount Aspiring and the<br />

Otago plains.<br />

On Friday evening, dinner is at leisure (not<br />

included).<br />

Overnight: Wanaka, Edgewater Hotel<br />

&<br />

The final part of our journey takes<br />

us to Nugget Point Hotel. We explore the river walk<br />

at Arrowtown and, after lunch, we travel to<br />

Queenstown for a walk through Sunshine Valley, along<br />

the shores of Lake Wakatipu.<br />

Our final full day of walking begins with a drive to<br />

Glenorchy along Lake Wakatipu with stunning views of<br />

the Remarkable Mountains and Mount Aspiring Ranges.<br />

We explore the Glenorchy Lagoon boardwalk with its<br />

beautifully tranquil waters and birdlife. We walk a<br />

section of the famous Routeburn Track, through native<br />

beech forest, vast waterfalls and mountain peaks. We<br />

picnic by a babbling stream and listen to the native<br />

birdsong high in the beech tree-tops. We dine at the<br />

hotel and reminisce about the journey we have taken<br />

through the spectacular South Island.<br />

Overnight: Queenstown, Nugget Point<br />

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We say farewell at breakfast.<br />

Optional<br />

Opportunities<br />

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Hinekakai Falls<br />

Arrival: Picton Quayside<br />

Departure: Queenstown Airport<br />

Terrain: Good footing, some<br />

hills; transfers each day<br />

allow us to cover most of<br />

the island.<br />

4-9 miles walking per day.<br />

Call us at 1-800-249-4620<br />

(US & Canada)<br />

2016<br />

Water Sports<br />

Painting Lesson<br />

US$ 5,850 per person<br />

(US$ 5,555 Wayfarers’ Friends)<br />

(US$ 1,250 Single Supplement)<br />

Trip Length: 13 nights<br />

2016 Dates<br />

March 1-14<br />

2017<br />

Fishing<br />

Helicopter Ride<br />

Golf<br />

US$ 5,995 per person<br />

(US$ 5,695 Wayfarers’ Friends)<br />

(US$ 1,250 Single Supplement)<br />

Trip Length: 13 nights<br />

2017 Dates:<br />

March 7-20<br />

Massage/Spa<br />

Trip price excludes<br />

dinner on two evenings<br />

when you are free to<br />

dine independently in<br />

a local restaurant:<br />

Wednesday in Franz<br />

Joseph Village and<br />

Friday in Wanaka.<br />

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Wayfarers<br />

Travel Collection<br />

a portfolio of very special travel experiences<br />

We are delighted to announce our new Wayfarers Travel<br />

Collection – a portfolio of very special travel experiences.<br />

These are vacations with a difference, operated by colleagues<br />

in the travel business that we know from personal experience<br />

and trust and who share our values of offering the highest<br />

levels of service and care for the places they visit.<br />

All the experiences are unique with an emphasis on ‘slow<br />

travel’ and yet very different from a walking vacation. We are<br />

offering them in a way that is exclusive for our Wayfarers.<br />

From the wonders of the Amazonian rainforest to the sun-drenched<br />

ancient villages of Southern France and Andalucia in Spain, we have<br />

hand-picked these itineraries to provide vacations in wonderful<br />

parts of the world – each with that extra something special.<br />

Fancy a trip based around an activity – riding, painting or bird<br />

watching? Or maybe enjoying a leisurely cruise through the French<br />

countryside on a luxury barge is more you. And that trip of a lifetime<br />

up the Amazon? Unmissable!<br />

Take a look at our Travel Collection and make your choice!<br />

Amazon Nature Tours<br />

on board the Tucano<br />

Six night Expedition Cruise<br />

Take a voyage to the heart of the Amazon<br />

on the elegant and comfortable Motor<br />

Yacht Tucano.<br />

On this very special “expedition cruise”, small<br />

groups explore far into the forest, exploring some<br />

of the most untouched rainforest in all of the<br />

Amazon on a journey up the Rio Negro. With<br />

expert, bilingual naturalist guides, get out into the<br />

forest on daily hikes or in small launches that<br />

wind their way into the uninhabited interior.<br />

Swim off deserted beaches, and in the depths of<br />

the wild rainforest spot plants, birds and mammals<br />

in their natural habitat. At night, take the<br />

launches and explore the river’s edge with spotlights<br />

to see caiman, close relatives of crocodiles.<br />

And there’s time to relax too. In the afternoon sit<br />

on the observation deck and enjoy hors-d'oeuvres,<br />

while watching magnificent sunsets. Later on,<br />

marvel at the millions of stars in the pitch-dark<br />

southern skies.<br />

The M/Y Tucano is built in the tradition of the old<br />

steamboats of the 19th century, but is an up-todate<br />

and modern craft with state-of-the-art navigation<br />

and communications. Enjoy the classical<br />

elegance of a bygone era, combined with the capability<br />

and the spirit of modern exploration.<br />

While on board, there is plenty of space to spread<br />

out and contemplate the wonders of nature. With<br />

70 windows, Tucano is bright and airy, with airconditioned<br />

cabins and salon.<br />

This cruise will appeal to travelers looking for<br />

both fun and a very genuine experience of the<br />

authentic Amazon.<br />

Wayfarers Travel Collection Package:<br />

Includes pre-night accommodation in<br />

Manaus and a city tour.<br />

Departures:<br />

Weekly departures year round.<br />

Price: US$ 4,350 per person based on<br />

double occupancy<br />

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Barging in France<br />

Cruise the Canal du Midi or the historic<br />

region of Gascony.<br />

Relax on board a luxury barge with a small<br />

group of fellow travelers and progress through<br />

France in style with European Waterways on<br />

the Rosa or Anjodi.<br />

The Canal du Midi skirts the shores of the<br />

Mediterranean before meandering inland<br />

through sun-drenched ancient villages, Roman<br />

fortifications and lush vineyards. Visit the famous<br />

walled city of Carcassonne and taste the wines at<br />

chateaux along the route.<br />

Or let the Canal des Deux Mers take you to the<br />

medieval bastide towns of old Gascony in the<br />

southwest. On the way, pass picturesque villages<br />

and quaint farms and learn about and taste some<br />

of the region’s wonderful local products like<br />

Armagnac and foie-gras.<br />

Wayfarers Travel Collection Package:<br />

Includes one night pre or post tour<br />

accommodation in a gateway city.<br />

Departures:<br />

Weekly, March - October<br />

Price: from US$ 4,450 per person based<br />

on double occupancy<br />

Riding, bird watching or painting<br />

Holidays in the hills of Spain’s Andalucia<br />

with Arbuthnott Holidays.<br />

Saddle up and let noble, sure-footed horses take<br />

us along old caminos and smugglers’ paths,<br />

used over centuries, through cork valleys, limestone<br />

sierras and forgotten valleys, with griffin<br />

vultures and eagles soaring above.<br />

For this vacation, we stay at El Cortijo Barranco,<br />

a large, stately farmhouse built in 1754.<br />

Keen birdwatchers can spend a week in a part<br />

of Andalucia which is on a hugely important<br />

migratory route for birds moving between Africa<br />

and Europe. During the week visit many different<br />

habitats, with the excitement of discovering and<br />

watching birds we may never have seen before,<br />

under the guidance of Robin Nelson.<br />

Pack your brushes and make the most of this<br />

beautiful region with mountainous, pastoral and<br />

wooded scenery interspersed with white villages<br />

chiseled in to the hillside and exquisite little<br />

farmhouses readymade for artists. We visit<br />

different sites from which to paint country, town<br />

and village scenes.<br />

For both these vacations, we stay at Almuña, the<br />

home of Hugh and Jane Arbuthnott, on a 500-acre<br />

farm with a wondrous vista stretching deep in to<br />

North Africa. Enjoy home-cooked food, using fresh<br />

and totally organic ingredients from the Almuña<br />

kitchen garden together with some delicious<br />

Spanish wines selected by Hugh.<br />

Wayfarers Travel Collection Package:<br />

Includes pre or post night’s<br />

accommodation in Malaga.<br />

Departures:<br />

Riding: April 14-21, 2016<br />

April 2017<br />

Painting: April 27 – May 4, 2016<br />

October 1-8, 2016<br />

April/May/October 2017<br />

Bird watching: April 18-25, 2016<br />

April 2017<br />

Price: on application<br />

Call us at 1-800-249-4620 (US & Canada)<br />

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Frequently Asked Questions<br />

Dick Dixon<br />

1. How Fit Do I Need to Be?<br />

The Wayfarers walks are rated numerically,<br />

one to five, from Easy to Energetic.<br />

Each rating is based on a combination of<br />

type of terrain, distance, time and elevation<br />

gain. The Wayfarers can help you<br />

assess your own fitness when it comes<br />

time to choose.<br />

2. How Many People Will Be<br />

on the Trip?<br />

The Wayfarers takes a maximum of 16<br />

walkers per trip, but average between<br />

10 and 12.<br />

3. Where Do We Stay?<br />

As a small, independent company, The<br />

Wayfarers avoids hotel chains in favor of<br />

locally-owned inns. You can expect<br />

gracious English manor houses, Tuscan<br />

villas, French châteaux, medieval inns,<br />

and rustic lodges in the American West,<br />

all chosen for their character, location,<br />

and the warmth of their welcome.<br />

4. What if it Rains?<br />

The walk typically goes on, though you do<br />

have the option of taking the van. Bring<br />

Gore-Tex jackets and pants, as well as Gore-<br />

Tex hiking boots, to keep you dry during<br />

the wettest afternoons.<br />

5. I’m Traveling Solo, Will I fit In?<br />

If you’re traveling on your own, you’ll fit<br />

right in with a Wayfarers’ group! Here’s a<br />

chance to meet other like-minded people<br />

and share the camaraderie of the trail. You<br />

can be sure to feel welcome and at ease<br />

whatever your circumstances.<br />

Our trips are popular with solo travelers<br />

who want to explore off the beaten track<br />

in safety and comfort. You can make new<br />

friends and enjoy relaxed companionship<br />

along the way.<br />

As a solo traveler you’ll enjoy exactly the<br />

same high standards of accommodation as<br />

paired travelers. We offer reasonably<br />

priced single supplements and you’ll stay<br />

in the same category of room.<br />

‘I would not hesitate to recommend<br />

The Wayfarers to solo travelers. It’s a<br />

very safe, comfortable environment<br />

and such a variety of people.’<br />

~<br />

‘Everybody mixes fine on Wayfarers<br />

Walks, it doesn’t matter if you come<br />

as a single or a couple.’<br />

~<br />

‘You’re part of the group and<br />

accepted without ever feeling like<br />

a fifth wheel.’<br />

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Preparing for your Walk<br />

Planning is half the fun<br />

Share your<br />

Wayfarers’ experiences<br />

There are lots of ways to stay in touch and<br />

connect with other Wayfarers online. Our<br />

Facebook Page is stacked with photos,<br />

updates, competitions and lively<br />

comments, so make sure you Like us at<br />

www.facebook.com/thewayfarers<br />

Our email newsletter keeps you up-to-date<br />

with our news, competitions and offers –<br />

visit the website to subscribe.<br />

The Wayfarers' 'Get Ready to Walk Shop'<br />

Now Available Online<br />

• Logo Gear including polo shirts, sun shirts,<br />

day packs, Tilley hats & more<br />

• ‘High quality’ walking essentials<br />

to kit you out from<br />

head to toe<br />

Log on to:<br />

www.thewayfarers.com/gear<br />

And our active Twitter account<br />

@wayfarers is a great source of travel<br />

snaps, news and links.<br />

To ensure that you are in the best<br />

possible shape for your vacation, The<br />

Wayfarers has partnered with Fit for<br />

Trips to offer fitness programs crafted<br />

specifically for your walking itinerary.<br />

Upon receiving your Walk booking, we<br />

send you a voucher for a 10% discount<br />

on your chosen Fit for Trips program.<br />

See www.thewayfarers.com/fit-for-trips<br />

for more information<br />

Call us at 1-800-249-4620 (US & Canada)<br />

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Need Assistance with your Travel Plans?<br />

Wendy Houle runs The Wayfarers' Travel Desk<br />

providing expert service.<br />

• Save time and effort<br />

• Blend arrival and departure travel<br />

arrangements perfectly with your Walk<br />

• Add pre and post Walk trips that supplement<br />

your Walk experience<br />

• Take advantage of the best each area has to<br />

offer with expert advice<br />

• Reasonable fees<br />

Contact The Wayfarers’ Travel Desk at 1-800-611-4763 (US & Canada)<br />

Reserve Your Walking Vacation Now -<br />

3 Easy Ways!<br />

1. Call us now at 1-800-249-4620<br />

2. Request a booking online at<br />

www.thewayfarers.com<br />

3. Ask your Travel Agent to call us<br />

WALK RATINGS<br />

Each rating is based on a combination of<br />

type of varying terrain, walking distance /<br />

time & elevation gain.<br />

Easy<br />

Morning/Afternoon: 3-4mi, 2-2 ½hrs<br />

Daily: 6-8mi, 4-5hrs<br />

Mainly flat, several hills, easy incline, good footing<br />

Easy/Moderate<br />

Morning/Afternoon: 4-5mi, 2 ½-3hrs<br />

Daily: 8-10mi, 5-6hrs<br />

Days provide a combination of Easy and Moderate<br />

Terrains<br />

2 are Better than 1!<br />

Book any Two of our Walks<br />

Back to Back, and we'll treat<br />

you to a night's<br />

accommodation<br />

in-between.<br />

If you are a<br />

first-timer, we'll give you<br />

the Wayfarers' Friends<br />

5% Loyalty Discount on<br />

both Walks.<br />

Deposit<br />

We request a deposit of US$ 500 per person for most Walks,<br />

with final payment requested 90 days ahead of the trip.<br />

However, for the Barging in Burgundy, Pentillie Castle and<br />

Patagonia trips the deposit is US $1000 and final payment is<br />

120 days ahead of the trip.<br />

Cancellations<br />

If you find it necessary to cancel your reservation, all payments<br />

will be refunded to you, less a Cancellation Fee as follows:<br />

• More than 120 days before Walk date $ 150 per person<br />

• 120-91 days before Walk date $ 500 per person<br />

• 90-60 days before Walk date 50% of walk price per person<br />

• 59-0 days before Walk date<br />

FULL price of Walk<br />

Barging in Burgundy, Patagonia, Pentillie Castle::<br />

• More than 120 days before Walk date $ 500 per person<br />

• 120-91 days before Walk date $ 1000 per person<br />

• 90-0 days before Walk date<br />

FULL price of Walk<br />

Exceptions to this cancellation policy cannot be made for any<br />

reason, including personal emergencies, business emergencies,<br />

illness, or weather.<br />

Moderate<br />

Morning/Afternoon: 4-5mi, 2 ½-3hrs<br />

Daily: 8-12mi, 5-6hrs<br />

Moderate hills each day, variety of surfaces, no long<br />

difficult descents<br />

Moderate/Energetic<br />

Morning/Afternoon: 4-8mi, 3-3 ½hrs<br />

Daily: 8-16mi, 5-6hrs<br />

Days provide a combination of Moderate and<br />

Energetic Terrains<br />

Energetic<br />

Morning/Afternoon: 5-8mi, 3-3 ½hrs<br />

Daily: 10-16mi, 6-7hrs<br />

Higher frequency of hills or steps each day, longer<br />

ascents and descents, good level of fitness required to<br />

enjoy the Walk<br />

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Price US$<br />

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Sup<br />

#<br />

Nights<br />

Walk<br />

Rating<br />

Departure Dates<br />

United Kingdom & Ireland Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec<br />

14 England Thomas Hardy's Dorset: Far from the Madding Crowd NEW $ 4,495 $ 4,270 $ 565 6 3 15 25<br />

15 England The Lake District: Glittering lakes, majestic mountains NEW $ 4,395 $ 4,175 $ 595 6 5 3 2<br />

16 England Cornwall: Smugglers’ coves and spectacular gardens $ 4,395 $ 4,175 $ 565 6 4 5 2<br />

17 England North Cornwall: King Arthur's Tintagel and Poldark NEW $ 4,395 $ 4,175 $ 565 6 4 12 9<br />

18 England Northumbria: Land of castles, saints and Vikings $ 4,395 $ 4,175 $ 565 6 2 26 11<br />

19 England Coast to Coast: Lake District and Yorkshire Dales $ 4,395 $ 4,175 $ 595 7 5 11 17 8<br />

20 England The Cotswolds: Quintessential England $ 4,295 $ 4,080 $ 565 6 2 22 25<br />

21 England Jane Austen Country: Insider’s guide to Jane’s family life $ 4,295 $ 4,080 $ 565 6 1 8<br />

22 England Pentillie Castle: Live like a lord in a private castle from $ 4,195 from $ 3,985 from $ 695 6 2 16<br />

23 England ‘Downton Abbey’: Victorian splendor, megalithic monuments $ 4,195 $ 3,985 $ 565 6 2 17<br />

24 England Yorkshire: The Fells and Dales of James Herriot country $ 4,195 $ 3,985 $ 565 6 2 15 9<br />

25 Wales Pembrokeshire Coast: The Wild Coast of Wales $ 4,295 $ 4,080 $ 565 6 3 4<br />

26 Scotland Outer Hebrides: Skye, Lewis and Harris NEW $ 4,395 $ 4,175 $ 565 6 2 29F 26<br />

27 Scotland The Highlands: Lochs, Mountains and Royal Edinburgh $ 4,395 $ 4,175 $ 565 6 3 25<br />

28 N. Ireland Northern Ireland: Historic cities, Glens, Wild Coasts $ 4,395 $ 4,175 $ 565 6 2 12 18<br />

29 Ireland The Ring of Kerry: Dingle Peninsula and Celtic history $ 4,395 $ 4,175 $ 565 6 3 5 25<br />

Europe ~ France & Spain Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec<br />

33 Spain Camino de Santiago: Ancient Pilgrimage Route $ 4,495 $ 4,270 $ 595 7 4 21<br />

34 France/Spain Pays Basque: Wild landscapes and a Sparkling Coast $ 4,495 $ 4,270 $ 635 6 4 19 2<br />

35 France Brittany & Normandy: D-Day Landings & Mont St Michel $ 4,495 $ 4,270 $ 655 6 2 12 25<br />

36 France Burgundy by Barge: Gourmet cuisine by luxury barge from $ 5,290 from $ 5,025 from $ 1,850 6 1 9, 16<br />

37 France Burgundy: Walks and Wines from Beaune to Cluny NEW $ 4,495 $ 4,270 $ 595 6 3 5F 18<br />

38 France Alsace: Villages, Vosges & Vineyards $ 4,495 $ 4,270 $ 655 6 3 29 11<br />

39 France Provence: Fragrances, fine dining and artistic inspiration $ 4,795 $ 4,555 $ 695 6 3 22 16<br />

Europe ~ Italy Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec<br />

43 Italy Puglia: Beauty, history and local cuisine $ 4,395 $ 4,175 $ 595 6 3 17 25<br />

44 Italy The Veneto: Palladio and Prosecco $ 4,495 $ 4,270 $ 635 6 3 4<br />

45 Italy The Dolomites: Italy's awesome wild mountains $ 4,495 $ 4,270 $ 635 6 5 28<br />

46 Italy Lucca to Siena: A Pilgrim Way $ 4,295 $ 4,080 $ 595 6 3 22 18<br />

47 Italy Classic Tuscany: Birthplace of the Renaissance $ 4,495 $ 4,270 $ 595 6 3 29 25<br />

48 Italy Tuscany & Umbria: Bucolic landscapes, Vineyards $ 4,495 $ 4,270 $ 595 6 3 5<br />

49 Italy The Italian Lakes: Como, Maggiore, Lugano & Orta $ 4,595 $ 4,365 $ 655 6 4 19 11<br />

50 Italy The Amalfi Coast & The Isle of Capri $ 4,895 $ 4,650 $ 595 6 5 8 18<br />

51 Italy Cinque Terre: The glamorous Italian Riviera $ 4,595 $ 4,365 $ 655 6 4 12 18<br />

52 Italy Western Sicily: Ancient temples, nature reserves $ 4,495 $ 4,270 $ 595 6 3 24 2<br />

53 Italy Eastern Sicily: Mount Etna, Classical sites, coastal paths $ 4,495 $ 4,270 $ 595 6 3 1 9<br />

Europe Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec<br />

57 Austria Winter Tyrolean Alps: Hiking or cross-country skiing NEW $ 4,195 $ 3,985 $ 395 6 4 6<br />

58 Germany/Austria Bavaria & Tyrolean Alps: Alpine perfection NEW $ 4,495 $ 4,270 $ 565 7 3 18<br />

60 Norway Bergen & the Western Fjords: Spectacular scenery $ 4,895 $ 4,650 $ 750 7 3 2 3<br />

61 Slovenia Slovenia: Mountains, lakes and unspoiled rural life $ 4,395 $ 4,175 $ 565 7 2 10<br />

62 Croatia The Dalmatian Coast: Islands, sleepy villages, shining seas $ 4,595 $ 4,365 $ 655 7 3 14 1, 15<br />

64 Czech Republic Vienna to Prague: Crossroads of Europe $ 4,395 $ 4,175 $ 565 7 2 28 17<br />

65 Czech R., Germany Prague to Dresden: Landscape of artists and poets $ 4,395 $ 4,175 $ 565 7 3 5 25<br />

The Americas, Africa & The Pacific Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec<br />

69 United States Colorado: Summertime in Wilderness Mountains $ 3,695 $ 3,510 $ 755 6 5 10<br />

70 United States Utah: The Grand Canyon, Bryce & Zion $ 3,295 $ 3,130 $ 595 6 3 29 25<br />

71 United States New Mexico: Ancient land of Enchantment $ 3,295 $ 3,130 $ 595 6 3 4<br />

72 Argentina Patagonia: The Remote Paradise 2016 $ 5,995 $ 5,695 $ 1,295 8 4 31<br />

72 Argentina Patagonia: The Remote Paradise 2017 $ 6,095 $ 5,790 $ 1,295 8 4 31<br />

74 New Zealand New Zealand: Spectacular South Island 2016 $ 5,850 $ 5,555 $ 1,250 13 2 1<br />

74 New Zealand New Zealand: Spectacular South Island 2017 $ 5,995 $ 5,695 $ 1,250 13 2 7<br />

For more details: www.thewayfarers.com or call us at: 1-800-249-4620 (US & Canada)<br />

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United Kingdom/Europe<br />

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Toddington<br />

Gloucestershire GL54 5DJ<br />

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Australia/New Zealand<br />

52 Carranya Road<br />

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NSW 2066<br />

+61 (0)2 8091 4045<br />

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Argentina<br />

Austria<br />

Chile<br />

Croatia<br />

Czech Republic<br />

England<br />

France<br />

Germany<br />

Ireland<br />

Italy<br />

New Zealand<br />

Northern Ireland<br />

Norway<br />

Scotland<br />

Slovenia<br />

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United States<br />

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Front Cover Phot0: Northumbria Walkers approach Alnwick Castle<br />

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