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Press Release

Trafalgar Launches 2013 First Class Europe & Britain Brochure With 104 Itineraries & Massive Savings

Travelers can save up to $1500 per couple on trips across 37 countries, including new Inspired Vacations.
TORONTO, ON, September 20, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Trafalgar (www.trafalgar.com), the Insider of guided vacations, is excited to announce the release of their 2013 Europe & Britain First Class brochure, packed with an impressive 104 itineraries across 37 countries, 3 of which are Inspired Vacations that cater to specific traveler interests. Each itinerary includes exclusive sightseeing at Europe's most famous landmarks, as well as a wealth of exclusive Insider Experiences, from immersing themselves in a region's Local Specialties to the Unique Insights they'll receive from Trafalgar's Local Guides. The new brochure also includes more than 40 incredible Be My Guest dining experiences in family homes, farms, wineries and other private venues. Providing unforgettable experiences that no other guided vacation operator offers, Trafalgar invites travelers to see the world from the inside, with a chance to be a guest and not just a tourist.
On top of prices that have already been reduced by up to 13%, guests can save up to $1500 per couple with the 10% Early Payment Discount on 2013 First Class itineraries paid in full by December 27th, 2012.* As an added bonus, past customers can save up to $2000 per couple by pairing the Early Payment Discount with the 5% Past guest Travel Club Discount.
All of the Europe and Britain itineraries offer something for everyone, but Inspired Vacations offer guests with a specialized area of interest the unique opportunity to feed their passion, enhance their understanding, and explore each destination like an Insider. Trafalgar's 2013 Europe & Britain brochure introduces 3 new and enhanced Inspired Vacation itineraries for guests to experience: WWI & WWII Battlefields, English Country Gardens and Flavors of Italy.
WWI & WWII Battlefields
An exciting new itinerary for history buffs, the 12-day WWI & WWII Battlefields takes travelers to the wars' most significant monuments, memorials and museums through England, France and the Netherlands. Starting in London and ending in Amsterdam, the trip stops in Caen, Amiens, Paris, Lilles and includes daytrips to Somme, Ypres, Portsmouth and more. Travelers will get the opportunity to pay their respects to brave soldiers when visiting Vimy Ridge and also the Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery and Memorial, containing the remains of over 2000 Canadian soldiers who lost their lives in World War II. On an excursion to Ypres, guests will also stop in Passchendaele to visit the museum and see a replica trench, then visit Essex Farm Cemetery where John McCrae wrote his immortal poem 'In Flanders Fields'. Other highlights of the trip include a visit to the historic D-Day Normandy landing beaches, a wine tasting at a champagne house in Lille, a special Be My Guest dinner of Dutch cuisine with a local family just outside of Amsterdam and a tour of Paris and London with a Local Guide.
English Country Gardens
For lovers of horticulture, there's no better trip than Trafalgar's new 9-day English Country Gardens. Beginning and ending in London, guests stop at the country's most spectacular and celebrated gardens along the way, including the Wisely Gardens, Kew Gardens, Biddenden Vineyards and the Hever Castle Rose Garden. After visiting Kew Gardens, the world's most famous botanical garden, guests board one of England's most recognized steam trains, the historical Bluebell Railway, to travel to the Sheffield Park and Gardens. Guests are also treated to a Unique Insight into the White Cliffs of Dover, the conservation of which Trafalgar is heavily involved in with The National Trust. After a presentation of the significance of the cliffs and their preservation, travelers enjoy a Be My Guest Cream Tea at the family-owned Mount Ephraim Country House. Next up is Biddenden Vineyards, set on 22 picturesque acres in Kent, where guests will enjoy a vineyard walk and wine tasting. Before wrapping up in London, the group heads to Hever Castle for a Small Group Sightseeing experience, where they will chat to the gardeners about each uniquely themed garden. The trip ends with a highlight of visiting the Castle's celebrated Rose Garden, which contains over 4,000 roses within its walls.
Flavors of Italy
Enhanced from the previous brochure and now featured as a specialty itinerary, the 10-day Flavors of Italy tour is perfect for seasoned and beginner foodies alike. Starting in Rome and ending in Venice, the trip takes guests to some of Italy's best gastronomic cities including Tuscany, Greve, Parma and Bologna. The food adventure begins with a tasty gelato treat in Rome then moves on to Greve, where guests will visit a wine and olive oil outlet, tasting excellent Chianti wines and extra virgin olive oils before enjoying a special Be My Guest dinner in a family-owned vineyard overlooking the rolling Chianti hills. In beautiful Florence, passengers are treated to Trafalgar's unique Tuscan Lifestyle Experience, where they will spend the day shopping for ingredients at a fruit and vegetable market, interacting with the locals. Lunch is then prepared by guests using the purchased produce, as they learn about Italian cuisine by a professional chef. The tour wraps up in Bologna, known for it's cured meats like prosciutto and salami, then departs in Venice where guests join a secret walking tour with a Local Guide to see where the locals shops for the best cuisine.
"We want to make every guest feel like a traveler, not a tourist, so this year we've included more of our unique, local Insider Experiences than ever before," says Paul Wiseman, President of Trafalgar USA. "We offer a perfectly planned, hassle-free vacation experience unlike anything you can get on your own, and now is the best time to book - our Early Payment Savings give guests the best land deal and historically the best air prices as well."
For more information, please contact your local Travel Agent, call 866-513-1995 or visit www.trafalgar.com. Follow Trafalgar on Twitter at @TrafalgarUSA and check us out on Facebook.
*Save up to $1,500 per couple ($750 per person) is based on Trafalgar's Early Payment Discount when full payment is received by December 27, 2012. Early Payment Discount savings will vary by itinerary and is not valid on all vacations and/or departure dates -see 2013 First Class Europe & Britain brochure or Pricing and Availability itinerary page online for valid dates and savings amounts. Sample savings is based on Trafalgar's European Supreme itinerary departing 08/11/13. Discount is not valid with other promotional offers, but may be combined with most brochure discounts. Subject to availability and offer may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Other conditions apply. **Save up to $2,000 per couple based on Travel Club Discount (Frequent Traveler Discount) and Early Payment Discount for European Supreme departing 8/11/13. Travel Club Discount valid one per person, per year; not applicable on all itineraries; must be booked within 5 years of last trip; other conditions apply. CST#2077132-20
About Trafalgar: Trafalgar is the world's leading guided vacation company offering exceptional quality and value itineraries to a range of exciting destinations. With some 65 years of experience and unrivaled local expertise, Trafalgar provides an authentic insider's view to create truly unique travel experiences in Europe, Britain and Eastern Mediterranean, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, China, Mexico, Central and South America, USA and Canada.
2007 to 2011: Winner, Best International Tour Operator, Travel Weekly Readers' Choice Awards
2010, 2011, 2012: Winner, Best Tour Operator, Europe, TravelAge West WAVE Awards
2010, 2011: Winner, Travel Weekly Gold Magellan Awards
Media Contact:
Marie Anne MacRae
Director, Public Relations
TRAFALGAR
T 416-915-7016
E: marieanne.macrae@trafalgar.com
Web: http://www.thetravelcorporation.com
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