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Travelers to Europe Get More for Their Money on 2015 Vacations

Anaheim, Calif., March 18, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With the Euro dropping and the U.S. dollar spiking to a 12-year high, travel experts agree this is the year Americans should plan a vacation overseas. Currency strength combined with a multitude of available travel deals and high-value inclusive vacation packages means more money in consumer wallets to spend on a gourmet meal overlooking the breathtaking Tuscan countryside or splurging in the Paris fashion district. Traveling on a popular Trafalgar guided vacation is the perfect blend of authentic local adventure and free time. Guests get even more value because all the major items are included: hotel, land transportation, many meals, baggage handling, gratuities, and VIP entry to popular attractions.

Travelers ready to book now can capitalize on current offers, saving up to $1,027 per couple on air-inclusive worldwide vacations or up to $827 per couple on land-only packages now through April 30, 2015. Savings combine Trafalgar's 5% Early Payment Discount plus a $200 per couple air credit on guided vacations. Air credit is valid on all airlines and class of service*.

"Smart travelers have learned guided vacations offer considerable savings without sacrificing quality and that is what we consistently deliver on Trafalgar trips," said Paul Wiseman, president of Trafalgar USA. "Giving guests hours of their life back by eliminating the stress of of trip planning is one of the biggest advantages because we've taken care of every detail. Our VIP access to major attractions, like early entrance to the Vatican before it opens to the public, means you'll skip the long lines and gain valuable free time during your vacation to immerse deeper into the local culture."

For 70 years, Trafalgar's operations teams have leveraged local connections and knowledge to build a collection of over 1,300 insider experiences, often copied but never equaled, that make Trafalgar vacations the best way to see a destination. Choose from a range of 250 worldwide destinations across 11 travel styles and 67 countries.

Some of Trafalgar's top sellers include:
Best of Italy
14-day Country Explorer delves into one country in depth $3,563^
The essence of 'la dolce vita' is explored through the cuisine, art and landscapes of Italy, from its iconic cities and turquoise lakes to its balmy southern shores.

European Traveler
11-day Discoveries is a great way to experience a continent like Europe for the first time from $2,803^
A taste of the world's most romantic cities, this trip isn't just for couples; it shows unseen sides of iconic emblems like the Eiffel Tower and Venetian canals and includes London, Paris, Lucerne, Venice, Florence, and Rome.

Imperial Europe
11-day Regional Explorer discovers four counties in a region from $2,266^
Intriguing cities of central Europe are brought together as locals share their insight on the history and culture of Prague, Vienna and Budapest, with a pause in musical Salzburg, too.

Paris And Provence
12-day At Leisure features later starts and longer stays from $3,482^
Slow-paced and scenic, the South of France is the heart of this trip, with time in Paris, before heading to picturesque Provence and the proverbial playground of the rich and famous, the French Riviera.

Spanish Salsa
10-day Family Experience designed with a mix of discovery and fun education from $2,085^
The color and spectacle of Spain bursts throughout this fun family adventure, from the kick-off party in Madrid, to preparing a pan of steaming paella together, to a visit to FC Barcelona's soccer stadium and all the city's major sights.

To book, contact your Travel Agent, call our experts at 866-544-4434 or visit www.trafalgar.com for a free brochure.

About Trafalgar

Trafalgar is the world's most award-winning guided vacation company, offering over 250 exceptional quality and value itineraries across a diverse range of travel styles in Europe and Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Central and South America, USA and Canada. With nearly 70 years of experience and unrivaled local expertise, Trafalgar's perfectly-planned, hassle-free itineraries each feature a unique collection of authentic Insider Experiences, revealing the real side of each destination. Join the Insider conversation at: Trafalgar.com, facebook.com/TrafalgarTravel, twitter.com/TrafalgarUSA, www.instagram.com/TrafalgarTravel.

About The TreadRight Foundation
Trafalgar is a proud supporter of the TreadRight Foundation. Created as a joint initiative between The Travel Corporation's family of brands, the TreadRight Foundation is a not-for-profit working to ensure the environment and communities we visit remain vibrant for generations to come. To date, TreadRight has helped support more than 35 sustainable tourism projects worldwide. The foundation's guiding principle is to encourage sustainable tourism development through conservation, leadership and support for communities.

TreadRight's past project partners include WWF, Conservation International and The National Trust in the UK. Current initiatives include sponsoring the National Geographic Society's inaugural "World Legacy Awards," helping to combat wildlife crime with WildAid, and empowering individuals with the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise.

To learn more about our past and current work at TreadRight, please visit us at treadright.org.

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Terms and conditions: *Save up to $1,027 per couple with Trafalgar's 5% Early Payment Discount (EPD) and limited-time $200 per couple airfare offer (promo code: 15MAAIR100) when booked and paid in full between by 4/30/15; new bookings only; valid on all airlines. Savings vary, are not valid on all vacations/departure dates, are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Not valid with other promotional offers, but are combinable with most brochure discounts. Sample savings based on European Supreme departing 6/1/15. ^Prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy, subject to availability, vary by departure date and reflect applicable 5% EPD savings. Conditions apply. CST#2084503-20

CONTACT: Lisa Tran McKee Trafalgar Lisa.McKee@TrafalgarTours.com 714-937-4946

Source: Trafalgar