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ANAHEIM, CA, September 29, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Following a huge success in Europe, Trafalgar's (www.trafalgar.com) At Leisure collection for 2013 is now expanding worldwide with itineraries in South and North America, South Pacific and Asia. Featuring a more relaxed travel style, the At Leisure itineraries let guests experience their destination as a local with Trafalgar, the Insider of guided vacations, and also allow plenty of free time for individual exploration. Guests enjoy stays of 2-3 nights on average in each destination, starts no earlier than 9 a.m. on most travel days, small group sightseeing in select locations and more. With 31 itineraries, the 2013 brochure includes 10 new trips with Trafalgar's Your Choice Dining, Unique Insights and Local Specialties on select itineraries. Trafalgar's exclusive Be My Guest dining experiences that are featured on most itineraries include a home-cooked Italian feast in Tuscany, making country bread with a local family in Buenos Aires and an authentic home made meal by a Hutong family in Beijing.
On top of prices that have already been reduced for 2013, guests can save up to $790 per couple on 17 of Trafalgar's 2013 At Leisure's European itineraries paid in full by December 27th, 2012*. Additionally, past guests save up to $1,145 per couple with the 10% Early Payment Discount, plus 5% Past Guest Travel Club discount.**
Corsica and Sardinia
The new 11-day Corsica and Sardinia takes travelers to Italy's most beautiful islands, filled with history, culture and incredible landscapes. Designed to give regular guests to Italy a new and exciting destination to explore, this At Leisure trip starts and ends in Cagliari and also stops for 2 nights in Spanish-influenced Alghero, 3 nights in Ajaccio and 2 nights in Olbia, with plenty of day excursions in between. Upon arrival in Cagliari, Trafalgar guests check in to the chic T Hotel, recently voted a winner of Italy's Trendiest Hotel category in the Trip Advisor Awards. After plenty of individual exploration time and premium sightseeing with a Local Guide, guests enjoy a scenic drive to Alghero where they'll delight in a Trafalgar Be My Guest dining experience, a traditional Italian meal in the home of a Sardinian family who share stories of island life. Other exclusive highlights include a ferry ride to the unspoiled lands and charming hilltop town of La Maddalena, an optional excursion with lunch to the Gulf of Porto to see the UNESCO World Heritage Calanche of Piana and a wine tasting at a local Sardinian winery.
East Coast Town & Country Retreat
The new 9-day East Coast Town & Country Retreat is the perfect getaway for travelers looking for a relaxing journey across America's beautiful eastern states. Visiting New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C., this relaxed-pace trip includes Trafalgar's exclusive highlights like Hidden Treasures and Unique Insights. Spending 3 nights in New York City, guests are also treated to Trafalgar's new Your Choice Dining program, where they're able to choose from four stylish Manhattan restaurants to enjoy their dinner. Upon arrival in New York, they'll also delight in a stunning harbor cruise with cocktails, taking in the stunning city skyline. Next up is Pennsylvania, where guests check in for 2 nights at the grand Omni Bedford Springs Resort, an award-winning 2,200 acre property with 18-hole golf course where they have plenty of leisure time to take in a round or partake in a cooking demonstration with one of the hotel's expert chefs. En route to Washington, Trafalgar stops off for a special tour of historic Gettysburg with a Local Guide. Once arriving in the capital, travelers can split up their time exploring the city on their own while also joining in sightseeing with a Local Guide. Trafalgar offers incredible Small Group Sightseeing of no more than 25 guests, as passengers head to the White House, Washington Monument and sprawling National Mall.
On the new 11-day Southern Icons trip, guests get a leisurely tour of the best that New Zealand has to offer. Beginning and ending in Christchurch, Trafalgar also stops in Wanaka, Queensland and the Franz Josef Glacier. Guests will explore the Glacier with a Local Guide and also have the opportunity to get a bird's eye view on an optional scenic flight. On the breathtaking drive from Wanaka to Queenstown, guests stop in Cromwell to taste the delicious stone fruit, a Local Specialty, at Mrs. Jones' Orchard. The following day, they'll take an incredible cruise throughout Milford Sound, truly a feast for the senses, where they'll be awe-struck by the beauty and sights from Fiordland National Park. Guests then head back to Queenstown for a day at leisure followed by an evening gondola ride to Bob's Peak for a Highlight Dinner with stunning views and a traditional Kiwi Haka Maori show.
"Our At Leisure vacations have been incredibly popular, especially with past cruisers and other who appreciate the mix of guided sightseeing, the relaxed pace and extra free time" says Paul Wiseman, President of Trafalgar USA. "We're continuing to meet the diverse needs of today's travelers by adding 10 more of these itineraries worldwide based on the incredible feedback we've received."
For more information, please contact your local Travel Agent, call 866-544-4434 or visit our dedicated website www.travelatleisure.com or www.trafalgar.com. Follow Trafalgar on Twitter at @TrafalgarTalk or @TrafalgarUSA and check us out on Facebook.
*Save up to $790 per couple ($750 per person) is based on Trafalgar's 10% Early Payment Discount 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 At Leisure brochure or Pricing and Availability itinerary page online for valid European 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.
**Save up to $1,145 per couple based on Travel Club Discount (Frequent Traveler Discount) and Early Payment Discount for European Supreme departing 8/11/13. Travel Club Discount valid one per person, per year; not applicable on all itineraries; must be booked within 5 years of last trip; 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
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