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Trafalgar Invites Travelers to Discover the Treasures of France
Six First Class trips take guests to the beauty beyond the borders of Paris


Anaheim, November 2012 – Trafalgar (www.trafalgar.com), the Insider of guided vacations, has recently launched their new 2013 First Class Europe & Britain brochure with six incredible itineraries traveling to France. One of the world’s most historical, culturally-rich and picturesque countries, France has always been a popular destination for Trafalgar travelers, as they’re taken guests deep into the heart of the destination with authentic dining experiences, and visits to all of the iconic sights and unique Insider Experiences. On each of the six itineraries offered, Trafalgar guests go beyond the borders of Paris to explore France’s most beautiful cities, towns and villages, indulging in the local winesinteracting with locals at the weekend markets and enjoying experiences exclusive to Trafalgar, like be My Guest dining and Hidden Treasures.

Trafalgar is offering travelers 2013’s best land savings now with their Early Payment Discount, giving guests up to 10% off the cost of their trip by booked and paid by December 27, 2012!*

The Treasures of France
On this 9-day comfortably-paced trip, guests travel across the north of France to some of the country’s most beautiful chateaux, like the architectural wonder Chenonceau, and Chambourd, known for its strong Italian influence. Starting and ending in Paris, travelers also rest their heads in picturesque towns like Amboise, Mont St. Michel and Bayeaux. Stopping in the town of Azay-le-Rideau in the Loire Valley, travelers will be treated to one of Trafalgar’s unique Be My Guest dining experiences at a stunning wine chateau. They’ll not only enjoy regional wine and local food, but will also meet the family that has inhabited the chateau for generations – a true insider experience. History buffs will get their fill as they visit the D-Day landing beaches and the Omaha military cemetery before heading to the Tapestry Museum to see the Bayeux Tapestry depicting events from the Battle of Hastings. The trip wraps up with a free day to explore Paris before joining fellow travelers at a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant.

Paris & Provence
Travelers can take it easy on the 12-day Paris & Provence trip, which is part of Trafalgar’s relaxed-paced At Leisure collection. With three nights spent in Paris and Nice, guests will also spend two nights each in Aix-en-Provence and Nimes. After a day of sightseeing in Paris with a Local Guide that includes Notre Dame and the Arc de Triomphe, guests will have a day at leisure to explore the city on their own before hopping aboard a relaxing high-speed TGV train headed to Avignon. In Aix-en-Provence, travelers enjoy a lovely Be My Guest lunch of local dishes in an 18th century stone country house at a family-run winery. In Nimes, guests take a day trip to the St. Remy Provence Market, where they will interact with the locals andpurchase produce to take to a nearby restaurant for a cooking class to prepare their own delicious lunch!

Best of France
The perfect two-week getaway, Trafalgar’s Best of France itinerary shows travelers just that – the most incredible sights and experiences spanning the country’s most vibrant cities and towns. Starting and ending in Paris, the trip also makes overnight stops in Lyon, Nice, Carcassonne, Biarritz, Bordeaux, Tours and Omaha Beach. Traveling through wine country, guests will stop off in Beaune to sample some delicious regional wines at a local cellar before heading to Lyon. The Be My Guest experience on this trip features a special dinner at a charming 17th century traditional farmhouse in Tours. Other highlights of the trip include anexcursion to Monaco to mingle with the rich and famous, a trip to the second level of the Eiffel Tower, a Farewell Dinner with wine in Paris, and a trip to Lourdes to see St. Bernadette’s grotto.
“While Paris is always a main attraction on our trips heading to France, we like to surprise our guests with the hidden gems outside of the urban centre, like the UNESCO World Heritage walled city of Carcassonne and the breathtaking rocky island of Mont St. Michel,” says Paul Wiseman, President of Trafalgar USA. “We introduce our travelers to a France that they may not get to see if they had visited on their own — our included Insider experiences, like Be My Guest dining with local families and cooking classes with fresh market produce, allow them to go deep into the heart of France in the most authentic way possible.”
For more information, please contact your local Travel Agent, call 866-544-4434 or visitwww.trafalgar.com. Follow Trafalgar on Twitter at @TrafalgarTalk or @TrafalgarUSA and check us out on Facebook.


*Save up to 10% is based on Trafalgar’s Early Payment Discount when full payment is received by December 27, 2012. Early Payment Discount savings vary by itinerary and are not valid on all vacations and/or departure dates – visit www.trafalgar.com for valid dates and savings amounts. Discount is not valid with other promotional offers, but may be combined with most brochure discounts. Subject to availability and offer may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Other conditions apply. CST#2077132-20

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


2007 to 2011: Winner, Best International Tour Operator, Travel Weekly Readers’ Choice Awards

2010, 2011, 2012:  Winner, Best Tour Operator, Europe, TravelAge West WAVE Awards

2010, 2011: Winner, Travel Weekly Gold Magellan Awards

Media Contact:

Marie Anne MacRae
Director, Public Relations
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