Anaheim, October 2012 "“ Trafalgar (www.trafalgar.com), the Insider of guided vacations, recently launched their 2013 First Class Europe & Britain brochure with 104 itineraries headed to 37 countries. Due to the increasing popularity of Eastern Europe & Spain and our multi-country European trips, Trafalgar has enhanced these itineraries to offer more immersive sightseeing experiences to our guests. 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.
On top of prices that have already been reduced by up to 13%, guests can save even more with Trafalgar's 10% Early Payment Discount on 2013 First Class itineraries paid in full by December 27th, 2012.* As an added bonus, past customers can pair the Early Payment Discount with the 5% Past Guest Travel Club Discount for even more savings.**
Capitals of the North
On the 16-day Capitals of the North, Trafalgar guests uncover the wonders of northern Europe and Scandinavia as they visit Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Russia. Starting in historic Berlin, guests meet fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception then join a Local Guide to see the city's famous sights like the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag, before enjoying personal exploration time. Next up is 2 nights in Copenhagen to see the Little Mermaid and Christiansborg Palace before heading to Stockholm. Guests explore Sweden's capital city with a local guide to see City Hall and the Royal Palace then board a ship for an overnight cruise to Helsinki. After seeing the sights in Finland, it's off to Russia to spend 2 nights in St. Petersburg where a Local Guide takes guests on a city tour to explain the significance of Kremlin Fort and the Tsar's Winter Palace, as well as visit the Hermitage Museum to view one of the world's biggest and most valuable art collections. In the wooden village of Vitoslavitsy, guests will meet a family who will tell them all about their life in the small Russian town, before settling down for a special Be My Guest dinner of traditional local specialties. The trip wraps up with 3 nights in Moscow where guests have a full day of personal time to explore the city, as well as visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Kremlin.
Trafalgar's 15-day European Spotlight brings travelers to some of the most iconic cities and sights in England, France and Italy and has fantastic new inclusions for 2013. Starting in London and departing in Rome, the trip takes guests to Paris, Geneva, Nice, Florence, Venice and many more day stops in between. This Discovery trip is filled with incredible Insider Experiences like a Highlight Dinner at a local restaurant in Nice and a trip to a glassblowing workshop in Venice to see how the Local Specialty is created. In Paris, Trafalgar guests cut the line and head up to the second level of the Eiffel Tower to take in the spectacular views of the City of Lights; the Local Guide in Rome also ensures there's no wait time to enter St. Peter's Basilica. New for 2013 is a fascinating excursion to CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, in Geneva, where guests will get the opportunity to see the 'Universe of Particles' exhibition and learn about the groundbreaking Higgs boson.
Scenic Spain & Portugal
Enhanced from the former Southern Spain and Portugal trip, the 10-day Scenic Spain & Portugal now starts and ends in beautiful Madrid, stopping off at Granada, Seville, Algarve, Lisbon and Salamanca in between. Featuring Local Guides in most of the cities visited, Trafalgar guests get a full Insider Experience as they skip the lines to check out the Alahambra Palace in Granada, the Church of Santo Tome in Toledo and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hieronymite Monastery in Lisbon. The highlight of the trip, however, is an exclusive Be My Guest dinner at a Spanish ranch in Seville, overlooking the Andalusian countryside.
“Besides the 3 new itineraries we've introduced this year, we've updated a lot of our existing itineraries to include more of our unique, local Insider Experiences like Be My Guest dinners and Local Specialties,” says Paul Wiseman, President of Trafalgar USA. “Our Early Payment Savings give guests the best land deal with up to 10% off, making now the best time to book one of Trafalgar's perfectly planned, hassle-free vacations.”
For more information, please contact your local Travel Agent, call 866-544-4434 or visit www.trafalgar.com.