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Trafalgar Celebrates the Fall European Season with Special Promotional Offer
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Aug 14, 2014
Trafalgar’s (www.trafalgar.com) immersive Insider European experiences take travellers beyond the expected with their exclusive Be My Guest dining experiences, Unique Insights that aren’t found in guidebooks, Local Experts who can provide further insights about their regions, and stays at unique Authentic Accommodations. The Insider of guided vacations is celebrating the start of the European fall season by offering savings of up to 12 per cent or $944 per couple on select Europe and Britain guided vacations.* Guests can also book with confidence as all Europe & Britain 2014 trips from August to October are Definite Departures!**
“In Canada, we were late to see the arrival of spring and summer, so many Canadians are still planning their vacations for later this year or considering taking a last minute trip so we are providing travellers with these fantastic savings before these selected fall trips will sell out due to pent-up demand,” says Doug Patterson, president of Trafalgar Canada. “Trafalgar is known for connecting our travellers to the cultures, traditions and unique Insider experiences in a destination so travelling to Europe during the fall is truly the perfect time with fewer crowds, cooler weather and the opportunity to connect with more locals.”
Regional: Italy Bellissimo
Departure dates: September 17 and 24, 2014
Experience the best Italy has to offer in the 12-day Italy Bellissimo trip. Beginning in Rome, the Eternal City, guests will meet with a Local Expert to explore Vatican City to visit St. Peter’s Basilica, Michelangelo’s Pietà and the Sistine Chapel. In ancient Rome, guests will view the Forum, see Circus Maximus, where chariot races were held and visit the impressive Colosseum. Travellers will then make their way to the beautiful Isle of Capri, making stops to view the Abbey at Monte Cassino and the fascinating excavations in Pompeii. During the two-night stay in the Isle of Capri, guests will enjoy an orientation tour and then free time to explore the city as they please, perhaps with shopping or exploring the coast of this pretty island by private motor launch.
Travelling north through Umbria, guests will spend one night in Assisi and then travel through scenic countryside to Venice. Spending two nights in an exclusive Authentic Accommodation in Venice, travellers will spend their days cruising to St. Mark’s Square, see the Bridge of Signs and enjoy all that Venice has to offer with free time. Travelling back south, guests will visit Pisa to see the famous Leaning Tower and stay in the spa-resort of Montecatini in Tuscany for two nights. In charming Florence, a Local Expert will show travellers all the main sights including the marble Duomo, Piazza della Signoria and the famous Ponte Vecchio and in the evening, guests will be treated to a Be My Guest dining experience at a farmhouse set amid beautiful olive groves in the county.
Regional: Britain & Ireland Highlights
Departure dates: September 11 and 19, 2014
This culture-packed trip gives guests the opportunity to appreciate the natural beauty of the UK and the Emerald Isle with a comfortably paced itinerary. Explore the towns, cities and countryside of five countries starting and ending in diverse London. A scenic drive through beautiful countryside to Stratford-upon-Avon with visits to Shakespeare’s birthplace and Anne Hathaway’s cottage will take guests north to Harrogate. From the quaint villages around the Yorkshire Dales National Park to the scenic glory of the Lake District, guests will enjoy the picturesque journey that will take them into Glasgow. An orientation tour of the city includes views of the Cathedral, the magnificent George Square and the River Clyde. Travellers will surely enjoy the Edinburgh excursion where a Local Expert will take them to visit the iconic Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile and the elegant Georgian architecture in New Town. Taking a ferry from Scotland, guests will travel through Belfast to see the dock where the Titanic was built before arriving in Dublin. A vibrant city, lush countryside and Unique Insights like a visit to the Guinness Brewery and Irish National Stud Farm will show the diversity and charm of Ireland. A Be My Guest farewell dinner in Cardiff is the perfect way for guests to end their journey with many memories of the highlights and Insider experiences of Britain and Ireland.
Regional: Spain, Morocco and Portugal
Departure dates: October 3, 2014
Visit three beautiful countries on this 17-day Moorish journey that will take guests from Spain to Morocco to Portugal. Beginning and ending in lively Madrid, the trip also makes stops in Granada, Costa del Sol, Fez, Marrakesh, Rabat, Seville, Lisbon and Salamanca. Following a Welcome Reception in Madrid, a Local Expert will take travellers on a guided tour of the city with visits to the Cibeles fountain, Puerta del Sol and at Plaza de Espana, the monument to Cervantes before heading to Granada to visit the exquisite Alhambra Palace. Travelling south to Marrakesh guests will love this favourite vacation spot of Winston Churchill and perhaps enjoy an authentic Moroccan show in the evening. Travellers will also love spending a few days in Lisbon, a city famous for its intimate atmosphere and tiny patio restaurants that serve local specialties. The itinerary also includes a special stop in Fatima to visit the Shrine, a scene of many celebrated religious miracles.
Travellers can also save on the following itineraries and departure dates:
Best of Italy - Aug 26, 30, Sept 2, 2014
Best of Britain - Aug 27, 2014
Best of Ireland and Scotland - Aug 15 & Oct 3, 2014
Britain and Ireland Highlights - Sept 11, 19 & Oct 16, 2014
Spain, Portugal and Morocco - Oct 3, 2014
Italy Bellissimo - Aug 24 & 29; Sept 17 & 24; Oct 1 & 8, 2014
Best of Germany - Set 28, Oct 12, 2014
For more information on Trafalgar, please contact your local travel agent or visit www.trafalgar.com and follow us on Twitter at @TrafalgarCanada and Facebook.
Terms and Conditions: *Save 12 per cent off select departures and dates. Price is subject to change and itineraries are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Not combinable with any other limited time offers/ show coupons or Last Minute Deals. Combinable with brochure discounts where applicable. Savings of $944 per couple is based on Best of Italy, departing Sept 2, 2014. Full payment due at time of booking. Promo code: PPTDEF129. ** Travellers can book any 2014 Europe & Britain itinerary (with the exception of Autumn, Winter & Spring) that are scheduled to run from now through to October..
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