Trafalgar Launches 2013 Family Experiences Brochure With 18 Hassle-Free Itineraries
Families can save up to $1360 with Trafalgar’s Early Booking Discount


Anaheim,  2012 – Trafalgar (, the Insider of guided vacations, is excited to announce the 2013 brochure launch of Family Experiences, featuring 18 trips across Europe, North and South America and Costa Rica. As an industry leader with 65 years of experience, Trafalgar’s Family Experiences offer a hassle-free, action-packed vacation full of must-see sightseeing and unique local activities that appeal to all ages. Each offers guests the services of a Travel Director and expert Local Guides, First Class accommodations, luxury coach transportation, many meals and more for an incredible overall value for families.


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The 2013 collection is packed with more family-friendly activities and Trafalgar’s unique Insider Experiences, like a Unique Insight visit to a Roman Gladiator School in Rome and Local Specialty experience making customized chocolate bars in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Most itineraries now also include a Kick-Off Party with drinks and appetizers on the first night so that families can get better acquainted with the other travelers they’ll be exploring their destinations with. New 2013 itineraries include the 9-day Canyon Country Jamboree covering popular National Parks and the 9-day Aloha Hawaii featuring an exclusive tour of the ‘Mighty Mo’ battleship with a Navy sailor.


Trafalgar is offering its biggest early payment discount to date, with guests saving up to 10% off the cost of their trip booked and paid in full by December 27th, 2012.* Guests save up to $ 340 per -person—that’s $1360 for a family of four! The offer is combinable with other Trafalgar discounts, like the 10% Young Traveler, 5% Past Guest and Triple/Quad Room discounts, so families can find significant savings.


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, the Lake District 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. A 2-night stop in Wales Is spent at medieval-style Ruthin Castle, a favorite feature amongst Castles & Kilts past travellers, especially kids! Before heading to Scotland, families visit Tatton Park, an elegant mansion, where the butler and housekeeper take guests on a guided tour of the beautiful house and impressive gardens. The trip ends in historical Edinburgh, where kids will delight in hearing tales of bravery, treason and intrigue at centuries-old Edinburgh Castle. Lucky travellers who book their trip over the Edinburgh Tattoo will receive included tickets to the world-renowned celebration of Scottish culture.

Spanish Salsa
The 10-day Spanish Salsa trip is the perfect taste of sunny Spain, introducing travelers 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, Grenada 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 learn how to make traditional paella in Valencia, where the savory meal was invented. Sports fans will get their fill at Camp Nou, FC Barcelona’s football stadium, which is also the largest in Europe and draped in history. Guests put their dancing shoes on in Seville where they get into the groove at a lively flamenco-dancing lesson. Other highlights of trip include a visit to the elaborate Alhambra Palace in Grenada, a chance to see the unique cave dwellings in Gaudix and a Farewell Dinner in Barcelona.


Wild West Cowboys and Buffalos
For an incredible adventure through America’s Western states, families can join the 8-day Wild West Cowboys and Buffalos trip. Travelling through Utah, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota and Nebraska, the trip makes all the stops at the Wild West’s best national parks, landmarks and ranches. The trip kicks off in Salt Lake City before heading to charming Jackson, where guests will enjoy a Chuckwagon Highlight Dinner and show after a day exploring the city. Next up is two exciting days in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks where guests will find themselves in awe of the natural beauty of geysers, thermal springs, mud pools and waterfalls. Families will also love the two days spent at the Ranch at Ucross in Clearwater, where they’ll enjoy a ranch-style Highlight Dinner under the stars and have access to a number of activities like horseback riding, fishing, swimming and a friendly game of horseshoes. The trip wraps up with a visit to the impressive Mount Rushmore before boarding an authentic steam engine to Keystone for a Farewell Dinner with fellow travelers.

“Our Family Experiences brochure was introduced three years ago and has been one of our most popular products – we offer the ultimate in hassle-free family vacations that are certainly easier than traveling independently,” says Paul Wiseman, President of Trafalgar USA. “The Trafalgar team has worked hard to find unique, local experiences designed for all ages that allow families to explore diverse cultures together. Plus, families who book early can save big with our 10% Early Payment Discount and historically lower airfares.”


Check out Trafalgar’s great Wild West video to get a taste of what Family Experiences is all about.


For more information, please contact your local Travel Agent, call 866-544-4434 or Follow Trafalgar on Twitter at @TrafalgarTalk or @TrafalgarUSA and check us out on Facebook.



*Save up to $340 per person is based on Trafalgar’s Early Payment Discount for Europe Family Experiences when full payment is received by December 27, 2012. Early Payment Discount savings will vary by itinerary and is not valid on all vacations and/or departure dates –see 2013 Family Experiences brochure or Pricing and Availability itinerary page online for valid dates and savings amounts. Sample savings is based on Trafalgar’s European Wonderland itinerary departing 05/29/13. 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.


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