The Insider of guided vacations offering multi generational Family Experiences across North & South America, South Africa and Europe
Toronto / February 27, 2014 / As the leader in guided vacations, Trafalgar (www.trafalgar.com), values the importance of quality time for families to maximize their vacations and the 2014 Family Experiences program is perfectly tailored for hassle-free travel. With March break just around the corner, Canadians can start planning their summer vacations with Trafalgar's 19 trips throughout North America, South America, South Africa and Europe. Trafalgar's Family Experiences trips features their Insider itineraries that have been specially designed for multi-generational families in mind, from expert planning to activities that will appeal to all family members. Guests stay at 4-star accommodations, dine in authentic local restaurants and travel with other families from around the world.
"We've selected our top 10 Family Experience guided vacations from Europe, North & South America and South Africa that multi-generational families can all enjoy," says Doug Patterson, President of Trafalgar Canada. "These trips are designed for families in mind so that they can spend quality time together, exploring each destination with a sense of adventure and without the stress of planning their vacation on their own since we take care of all the travel logistics with our expert Travel Directors."
Trafalgar is also offering extended savings for their Early Payment Discount, now giving travellers 7.5 per cent off the cost of any 2014 Europe & Britain 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.**
Magic & Make Believe
This 9-day trip is a family favourite that takes the family to see the famous city sights in London and Paris. Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, Arc de Triomphe and a fabulous bird's eye view from the London Eye are all in store for the family. A perfect blend of included sightseeing and personal time will allow guests to create their own itinerary. A visit to Kings Cross Station where Harry Potter left for Hogwarts at Platform 93/4 will surely be fun for the entire family.
Castles & Kilts
The ultimate trip for families who love all things Brit, the 11-day Castles & Kilts features the best of the UK's history and pop culture. With stays in London, Bristol, Lancaster and Edinburgh, this trip makes stops at all the interesting spots in between. Kids and parents alike will excite at a visit to the picturesque town of Lacock, where they'll see Harry Potter's house, as well as a stop at Oxford University, where they can see the dining hall that served as inspiration for Hogwarts Hall.
Gladiators, Gondolas and Gold
Families spend three nights each in three diverse cities as they explore Rome's savagery, Venice's decadence and Florence's romance in the Gladiators, Gondolas and Gold itinerary. Families will create memorable experiences as they gain a Unique Insight into the life of a Roman gladiator and learn the basics of gladiatorial sword fighting. A visit to Michelangelo's statue of David and a serene ride on a gondola will surely be unforgettable for the entire family.
The 10-day Spanish Salsa trip is the perfect taste of sunny Spain, introducing families to the sights, sounds and tastes of the colourful country. Beginning the journey in Madrid and departing from Barcelona, guests check out the best of Seville, Granada and Valencia in between. Foodies are invited to indulge in Spain's most delicious dishes, as they enjoy a Be My Guest Spanish-style barbeque in Seville and families can learn how to make traditional paella in Valencia, where the savoury meal was invented.
Discover the world and share amazing experiences with your family on Trafalgar's 14-day 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. Visits to St. Peter's Basilica, Michelangelo's the Pieta and the famous Colosseum are all in store along with enjoying a Local Specialty where families will learn how to make authentic Italian pizza and then enjoy the fruits of their labour.
Greek Island Hopper
Set sail for island life with your family and explore the wonders of Greece in the 11-day Greek Island Hopper. Begin the journey in Athens and see the famous Acropolis, Panathinaiko Olympic stadium and the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Arch. The kids will revel in the fast ferry to Mykonos where families can spend time basking in the sun, frolicking in the white sand and swimming in the sparkling sea. A short ferry ride will bring families to the beautiful island of Santorini where they are definitely in for a treat as they cruise in a "kaiki" to the volcanic island of Nea Kamini to swim the hot springs!
Monkeys, Jungles and Volcanoes
This fantastic 8-day adventure lets families get up close and personal with turtles, monkeys, butterflies and more as they explore the magnificent tropical rainforests on this guided holiday of Costa Rica. A visit to the Tortuguero National Park, a canal cruise in search of wildlife with a naturalist guide and snacking on delicious organic pineapple are adventures of a lifetime for the entire family! Finish off the trip with a heart pumping adventure on a zipline canopy safari.
Conquistadors, Sacred Valleys and Inca Mysteries
On this exciting 11-day Family Experience itinerary see the vibrant cultures and unique traditions that make Peru such a fascinating region. Families will have the adventure of a lifetime with the chance to touch llamas, alpacas and vicunas at a Sacred Valley ranch. A thrilling dune buggy ride with the chance to sand board down one of the dunes in the middle of the desert is a truly unique adventure that everyone will enjoy!
An African Adventure
An 11-day incredible African Adventure in this Family Experience itinerary is full of enlightening escapades that are fun for the entire family. An interactive drumming (Djembe) session, seeing the gates where Nelson Mandela walked through to freedom and getting up close and personal with a hand-raised cheetah are experiences that families will remember and treasure for a lifetime.
USA & Canada
Dude Ranchin', Yellowstone and Glacier Roundup
Families can say, "Howdy," to cowboy country in the 10-day Dude Ranchin', Yellowstone and Glacier Roundup. Families can take in all the sights and sounds as they travel through Montana, Wyoming, Idaho and Washington State. Kids will love earning their Junior Ranger Badge as they learn about Yellowstone's amazing wildlife and families will certainly be mesmerized with sights of grazing elk and herds of bison. There is always something to do on this holiday with options to do a white-water rafting excursion or saddle up and ride with a real-life horse wrangler in the Montana Wilderness!
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.
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