- Experience appetising European adventures that are authentic, effortless and fun
- Special festive ‘European White Christmas Delights and New Year Lights’ trip
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Winter in Europe is a treasure chest of authentic experiences and local flavours with Trafalgar, the leader in European guided holidays. Take advantage of Trafalgar’s 70th anniversary celebration deals to enjoy the best value trip one can have. Unwind from your hectic routine and plan your magical holiday – where you can look forward to authentic, fun and hassle-free travel moments as you visit Europe accompanied by your well-trained and knowledgeable Travel Director.
During autumn, winter or spring, travellers can enjoy superb savings and fewer crowds and will be able to stretch their money further and see so much more. Book before 24 August 2017 and enjoy extra savings of up to 7.5% for Trafalgar’s Autumn Winter and Spring 2017/18 itineraries. With over 30 European trips to choose from, Christmas Spectacular trips to visit Europe’s Christmas Markets and a special tailored 15-day Christmas and New Year festive trip, what’s not to love about the wide choice of trips available with departures starting from October 2017 to May 2018?
“One main reason for driving European travel out from Asia is the numerous destinations that one can visit that are inspiring and have amazing scenery with centuries of history. The best stories are found within the pages of a passport and we want to encourage guests of all ages to go beyond the walls of a classroom and embark on a journey of discovery,” said Trafalgar (Asia) President Nicholas Lim.
With Russia becoming popular as a travel destination, Trafalgar has added a new seven-day Festive St. Petersburg and Moscow (prices from $ 1,675 per person, based on twin sharing, excluding airfare). On this festive sojourn to visit Russia’s two largest cities, you will discover the country’s vibrant, modern culture, and hear stories of its tumultuous history. Visit the Kremlin in Moscow with a local specialist and in St Petersburg, see the Tsar’s Winter Palace, explore the Peter and Paul Fortress and enjoy a guided tour of the Hermitage Museum, home to one of the world’s largest and most valuable art collections.
Of course, celebrate the holiday season and explore the various Christmas markets in St Petersburg and Moscow. There will be stalls with traditional festive treats, mulled wine and wooden handcrafts. Moscow’s imposing Red Square will also transform into a Christmas Market with a grand scale skating rink!
For those seeking an easy-paced holiday visiting two iconic European cities, delights of London and Paris (prices from $ 2,195 per person, based on twin sharing, excluding airfare) will delight travellers of all ages! Highlights of the nine-day trip include a visit to Windsor Castle, Oxford, Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, Stonehenge, the Eiffel tower and the Palace of Versailles. You have the flexibility to plan your time in London so fans of Harry Potter can even consider visiting Warner Bros Studio which will transform into ‘Hogwarts in the Snow’ or explore the British Library’s ‘A History of Magic’ Harry Potter exhibition. In addition to a sightseeing tour by a local specialist in Paris, you will have free time to visit the Louvre or climb romantic Montmartre.
Trafalgar recommends that guests book early for popular trips including:
Northern Lights of Iceland including the Blue Lagoon (prices from $ 2,350 per person, based on twin sharing, excluding airfare) is a six-day trip to witness the Aurora Borealis and travel amidst the natural beauty of Iceland. From spectacular waterfalls, a black sand beach at Vik or an ice-capped mountain covering a volcano, this trip will showcase many miracles of nature.
Imperial Europe (prices from $ 1,750 per person, based on twin sharing, excluding airfare) is a 10-day trip where you will explore the history and culture of Munich, Prague, Vienna, Budapest and Salzburg and taste the various festive flavours of their Christmas markets. Meet a local family during a Be My Guest Dinner and enjoy hearty Hungarian fare as they tell the story of their winery, which doubled as a hiding place for a Jewish friend who was fleeing Nazi persecution.
European White Christmas Delights and New Year Lights (prices from $ 5,799 per person) is a 15-day regional discovery trip departing on 20 December and visits some of Europe’s iconic cities including Paris, Reims, Strasbourg, St. Moritz and Venice. Delightful regional flavours await as you learn how champagne is produced in one of France’s great Champagne Houses and visit a Christmas market in Reims. Spend Christmas in St. Moritz’s original ski resort with Champagne served with your festive breakfast.
Learn to ski or ride the cable car to the top of the mountain for alpine views. Other trip highlights include a guided tour of the Vatican Museums’ Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica, a traditional gondola ride in Venice, a cultural insight experience as Venetian craftsmen demonstrate their glass-blowing skills on Giudecca Island and a New Year’s Eve Highlight Dinner in Florence.
Why Trafalgar is Cost effective
n Save 15% per couple – if you book your holiday during the Early Payment Period (before 24 August)
nEnjoy additional 5% discount if you have travelled with Trafalgar any time in the past.
nEnjoy 5% discount per person if you’re travelling in a group of 5-15 persons.
nIf you’re travelling solo, Trafalgar can help you save by finding you a roommate (of the same gender), and if Trafalgar cannot pair you up, you stay in a single room at no extra cost. Separately, for those who are seeking privacy, check out some single supplement discounts for certain departures.
This article originally appears on DailyFT.