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Press Release: Trafalgar’s European Discoveries Collection Takes Travellers Beyond the Expected

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Featuring 18 multi-country guided vacations spanning across the continent from 2 to 12 countries. Press Release (02/12/2014) Toronto - A trip to Europe is a life-changing experience, one that will immerse travellers in diverse cultural experiences and create long-lasting memories. Trafalgar ( the Insider of guided vacations invites guests to explore their European Discoveries Collection providing them with a lively paced overview of Europe and Britain with their knowledgeable Travel Directors who will introduce them to the local people, delicious regional meals and authentic Local Specialties. The 18 tailor-made trips were created for those travellers who wanted to experience more of the continent in one vacation. These Insider itineraries range in length from 10-32 days, allowing guests to further explore each destination and see the iconic sights as well as places that are off the beaten path.

"With Trafalgar, it's our in-depth Insider moments which ensure that our loyal guests feel a genuine connection in each place and we provide them with our Hidden Treasures and Unique Insights that they wouldn't be able to find in guide books," says Doug Patterson, President of Trafalgar Canada. "Our exclusive Insider experiences are expertly planned so our travellers can experience the best of the destination and that's why, 40% of them are repeat Trafalgar guests."

Trafalgar is also offering extended savings for their Early Payment Discount, now giving travellers 7.5 per cent off the cost of any 2014 At Leisure trip if booked and paid in full before March 31, 2014.* Travellers can also save 7.5 per cent on their airfare if booked and paid before March 31, 2014.**

These three incredible itineraries will take guests to five European countries and enable them to explore deep inside the continent.

European Traveller

Experience the trip of a lifetime with this 11-day journey to the world's most romantic cities. Guests start the journey by exploring the cosmopolitan city of London and see Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace. They continue their journey in Paris, the City of Love, and drive along the famous Champs Élysées to see the Arc de Triomphe. A Local Expert will take them on an excursion to the iconic Eiffel Tower and have a free afternoon to discover the endless charms of this magical city. Trafalgar's guests then travel south to tranquil Lucerne and view the emotive Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge. In Italy, they visit the timeless St. Mark's Basilica and witness the Local Specialty of glassblowing in Venice, enjoy a guided walk around Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance. While in Rome, a Local Expert will take travellers to St. Peter's Basilica and the opportunity to toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain. They will celebrate the end of their guided vacation with a memorable Roman Farewell Dinner.

European Wonderland

Multi-generational travellers will share amazing experiences with their families on Trafalgar's 14-day Family Experiences European Wonderland trip from Rome to London. It's all about family and food as the journey starts in Rome with a Kick-off Party where families can relax, unwind and share drinks and dinner with their Travel Director and new travel companions. Guests enjoy visits to St. Peter's Basilica, Michelangelo's the Pieta and the famous Colosseum along with enjoying a Local Specialty when they learn how to make authentic Italian pizza and then enjoy the fruits of their labour! They later head north to Siena to stroll the beautiful cobbled streets and in Florence, explore the birthplace of the Renaissance at their own leisure and indulge in a gelato-tasting of candy-coloured velvety ice cream. Travellers will visit Venice, Queen of the Adriatic and enjoy Local Specialties as Venetian craftsmen create works of art at a glassblowing workshop and learn about the great tradition of Carnival masks with the opportunity to paint and decorate a mask of their very own. Juliet's balcony in fair Verona, the regal Lion Monument in Lucerne and the spectacular view from the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris will surely be highlights of their trip. Guests conclude the magnificent journey in London where a Local Expert will take them to see all of the major sights in this capital city.

Wonders of Europe

Slower-paced, Trafalgar's At Leisure guided vacations give travellers longer stays and more free time to explore in each destination and the new 18-day Wonders of Europe is the first multi-country Discovery trip to be included in the program with travellers exploring iconic cities like London, Paris, Beaune, Lucerne, Venice, Florence and Rome. A Local Expert in London will have guests engaging in all things royal, as they follow in the steps of the monarchy and visit Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey. After three nights spent weaving their way through the romantic cobblestoned streets of Paris, guests continues on through France to the medieval city of Beaune to dine at a Regional Meal the Michelin starred restaurant Le Cloos du Cedre where they'll whet their palates with French culinary delights like foie gras and gourmet cheeses. In Lucerne, guests check-in to The Grand Hotel Europe, one of Trafalgar's Authentic Accommodations, and a landmark that will take them back to the elegant past of Switzerland. While in Lucerne, Venice, Florence and Rome, it's all about the perfect blend of included sightseeing and personal time for guests to relax and enjoy their own leisure time, whether it's sipping on cappuccino with the locals on a narrow street off of St. Mark's Square in Venice or wandering the city to find the perfect postcard-worthy shot of Lucerne's 14th century Chapel Bridge.

For more information on Trafalgar, please contact your local travel agent or visit and follow us on Twitter at ;@TrafalgarCanada and Facebook.


Terms and Conditions: * Early Payment Savings of 7.5 per cent is only applicable to trips featured in 2014 Europe & Britain, CostSaver, At Leisure & Family Experiences brochures. Valid on New bookings only, made between January 16-March 31, 2014. Early Payment Discount savings will vary by itinerary and are not valid on all vacations and/or departure dates (blackout dates may apply). A deposit of $200 per person is due within 3 days of reservation, full payment is required by March 31, 2014. Discount can be combined with other brochure discounts where applicable and only applies to vacations featuring the 'Early Payment Discount' in the price panel.

**Matching 7.5 per cent savings on flights is based on the Base airfare price (exclusive of air taxes and fuel surcharge). Land and Air must be booked with Trafalgar and valid on new bookings only. Full payment for Air is due by March 31, 2014. Flights must be round-trip departing from a Canadian gateway to Europe, Britain or the Middle East. Open-jaws and Seat Sale fares are permitted but earlier ticketing payment may apply; not applicable to Published Air and One-way itineraries. Flights are non-refundable once paid in full. No name changes are permitted. Air is non commissionable to the Agent.

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 67 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, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, China, Mexico, Central and South America, USA and Canada.

Trafalgar is a part of a joint initiative with The TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation established by The Travel Corporation to encourage sustainable tourism within our own family of brands and in the places we visit. To find out more about our work with TreadRight visit:

Media Contacts:
Marie Anne MacRae
Director, Public Relations
T 416-915-7016

Katherine Chin
PR & Digital Media Specialist
The Travel Corporation, Canada
T (416) 322-8468 ext. 7536


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