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Experience the Unforgettable Magic of a European Christmas with Trafalgar3 specialized Christmas trips plus special festive departure dates for other itineraries
Toronto, May 28th 2013 â We're just approaching the summer season, but for Trafalgar (www.
trafalgar.com), Christmas is in the air! The insider of guided vacations has released their new 2013/2014 Europe & Britain Autumn, Winter and Spring brochure, featuring 3 Christmas Spectacular itineraries and specialized festivities for trips that have departure dates over the holidays. For those looking to get into the holiday spirit leading up to Christmas, Trafalgar offers the 9-day Festive English Countryside, 9-day German Christmas Markets and 9-day Christmas Markets of Austria, Germany & Switzerland. On these trips and a number of other itineraries' holiday departures, guests will find themselves strolling down the Champs Elysees with the smell of warm chestnuts in the air, toasting to the New Year with prosecco in Sorrento and wandering the traditional Christmas markets of Germany as holiday carols play throughout the streets.
âTravelling to Europe over the holiday season is one of the most magical experiences for anyone who loves Christmas and New Year's Eve, but it can also be a different experience being away from home,â says Doug Patterson, President of Trafalgar Canada. âTrafalgar goes out of their way to bring the festive spirit to life, by visiting the centuries-old Christmas markets of Europe and including holiday dinners and celebrations that guests can share with their fellow travellers to make it a Christmas season they won't soon forget.âTo kick off the launch of the new brochure, Trafalgar is offering savings of 7.5% off 2013/2014 Autumn, Winter & Spring Europe and Britain guided vacations that are booked and paid for by July 10th, 2013.* That's up to $510 in savings per couple! Plus, past guests can save up to $240 per couple with their additional Frequent Traveller Discount of 5%.**Christmas Markets of Austria, Germany & SwitzerlandThe 9-day Christmas Markets of Austria, Germany & Switzerland takes travellers to some of the oldest and largest holiday markets in the region, held in beautiful cities and villages throughout the three countries. Beginning in Vienna and ending in Zurich, travellers spend nights in Innsbruck, Lucerne and Munich, also making stops at Salzburg, Oberammergau and Neuschwanstein. At the markets, with stalls covered in twinkling little lights, guests can shop for handmade toys and other traditional gifts in between sipping hot apple cider and nibbling on warm gingerbread. In addition to the 6 Christmas markets that guests visit are a number of Trafalgar's Insider Highlights, with sightseeing that includes a visit to the Passion Play village in Oberammergau, local guides in Vienna and Salzburg and a horse and carriage ride to Neuschwanstein Castle, the beautiful palace that inspired Walt Disney's magical Sleeping Beauty castle. With departures from November 23rd-December 11th, this trip is perfect for travellers looking to experience the magic of the holiday season in Europe and still make it home in time to celebrate Christmas with family.Wonderful FranceOn the 10-day Wonderful France trip, travellers visit the country's most beautiful cities lining the coast in the South. Starting in Paris then taking a high-speed train to Lyon, guests continue on with nights spent in Nice, Aix en Provence and Avignon before catching the train to spend two last days in romantic Paris. They'll also make day stops in Monaco, Cannes, St. Tropez and Arles. In Paris, guests join a local guide who takes them to the second level of the Eiffel Tower, then on to see all the great sights including Place de la Concorde and the Champs Elysees. In Arles, guests are treated to an exclusive Be My Guest dinner at a rustic family-owned restaurant, where they'll enjoy a meal of regional foods cooked in a wood-fired oven. For holiday travellers, Trafalgar has created special festive experiences for departures heading out over Christmas and New Year's Eve. Travellers on the December 19th departure will spend Christmas in Nice, where they'll enjoy a delicious festive meal with all the trimmings and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the Cote d'Azur over the holidays. The December 29th departure has guests toasting to the New Year in magical Paris, where after a festive dinner, they'll be taken to see the fireworks exploding in the sky over the city.Best of ItalyThe 14-day Best of Italy trip is a comfortable journey starting in Rome and visiting the country's most colourful cities and towns. An exclusive Be My Guest dinner with local wine is served at a picturesque lemon farm in Sorrento, as clients are welcomed by the owners, the Esposito family. Travellers will experience all the incredible sights, sounds and smells of beautiful Italia as they visit a traditional glass-blowing factory in Venice, gaze up at the extraordinary ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City and explore the breathtaking Isle of Capri. Trafalgar guests also get plenty of time to discover the destination on their own in Rome, Venice and Florence. For departures heading out over the holiday season, Trafalgar has arranged for special celebrations to make travellers feel right at home. Guests on the December 13th departure will celebrate Christmas in Rome where you will enjoy a traditional festive meal with all the Italian-style trimmings. The December 27th departure has guests spending New Year's Eve in beautiful Sorrento, where they'll enjoy a three-course meal of local specialties with lively music before toasting to the New Year with sparkling âprosecco'. For more information on Trafalgar and the Autumn, Winter & Spring brochure, please contact your local travel agent or visit www.trafalgar.com and follow us on Twitter at @TrafalgarCanada and Facebook.
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Terms + Conditions:*Sample savings of $510 per couple is based on the European Whirl itinerary, departing December 21, 2013 if paid in full by July 10, 2013. Early Payment Savings of 7.5% is only applicable to trips featured in 2013-2014 Trafalgar Autumn, Winter & Spring brochure. Valid on New bookings only, made between May 2 to July 10, 2013. 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 July 10, 2013. Discount can be combined with other brochure discounts where applicable and only applies to vacations featuring the âEarly Payment Discount' in the price panel. Discount cannot be combined with other National promotions and time-limited offers. Subject to availability and offer may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
**Additional 7.5% 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 July 10, 2013. Offer cannot be combined with brochure discounts and cannot be combined with any other time-limited offers. 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. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. Other conditions apply. Please quote promotion code APTAWS758
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