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Top Five European Guided Vacation Itineraries for 2015 Travel

ANAHEIM, Calif., April 1, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Now is the time to make a dent in your European travel bucket list with the U.S. dollar at its strongest value in over a decade. Book your trip by April 7 and save even more with Trafalgar's one-week-only deal offering savings of up to $1,227^ per couple on air-inclusive Europe vacations with flights on Delta, KLM, Air France, Alitalia, and Virgin Atlantic. Travelers can live out their dreams and get lost on a secret Venice walking tour along the canals of the floating city, stand in the shadows of the mysterious prehistoric monoliths at Stonehenge, or dive into an authentic plate of seafood paella at a tapas bar surrounded by colorful Spanish architecture.

"This is a fantastic year to get the most value on a European vacation, especially for consumers who have always hoped to go but didn't due to budget reasons," said Paul Wiseman, president of Trafalgar USA. "Save money and countless hours of research with our perfectly-planned itineraries that cover all the major details: VIP entrance to major sightseeing attractions, hotels, transportation, dining, gratuities, and baggage handling so guests can just relax and explore each destination to its fullest."

Trafalgar's nearly 70 years of expert local knowledge provides guests with an in-depth understanding of local culture through insider experiences:

  • Be My Guest: dining experiences with local families in their homes, farms, wineries like meeting the family of Count Fulcis in their 15th century Tuscan villa where the love story 'Room with a View' was filmed, learning about olive oil production and dining with them in their gardens.
  • Local Specialists: meeting experts in the local cultures, crafts and landscapes who will share gems like the impressive St. Vitus Cathedral in the grounds of the 1,000 year-old Prague Castle.
  • Cultural Insights: a special behind-the-scenes look at a culturally significant icon or place like ascending the Vatican's smooth and step-less spiral staircase designed by famous architect Donato Bramante.
  • Authentic Accommodations: stay in properties with rich cultural or historical significance like a collection of traditional houses, Andalusian palaces and flower-filled courtyards that have been brought together at Hotel Las Casas de la Juderia in Seville.

Get the most value on Trafalgar's most popular European trips:

Great Italian Cities11 days from $2,826^

Italy's greatest cities are in the spotlight on this leisurely discovery of Venice, Florence and Rome. Visit the impressive Colosseum, Vatican Museums, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Ponte Vecchio, and cruise on a private boat cruise to St. Mark's Square.

Amazing Britain – 11 days from $2,256^

Sprawling cities, beautiful scenery, and ancient wonders, these are countries of contrasts in this comprehensive look at England and Scotland. Visit Shakespeare's birthplace, the famous 18th green at St. Andrews, sip a 'wee dram' at a whiskey distillery.

European Whirl – 15 days from $3,738^

This best-selling journey to Europe's most popular countries and cities brings together the best of its history, scenery, legends, locals and experiences including London, Amsterdam, Munich, Venice, Rome, Florence, and Paris.

Imperial Europe – 11 days 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. See the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley, one of the most beautiful river valleys in Europe, eclectic Gothic, Baroque and Art Deco architecture, and grand State Opera House in Vienna.

Spanish Wonder10 days from $1,924^

This all-embracing exploration covers the principal Spanish cities of Madrid, Seville and Barcelona with local experts on every encounter. Walk the Ramblas in Spain's most cosmopolitan city and move among locals and tapas bars at the maze-like La Boqueria market, sampling regional Manchego cheese, jamón serrano and fat olives.

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.

Terms and conditions: *Save up to $1,227 per couple on air-inclusive Europe vacations by combining: 5% Early Payment Discount (EPD), Trafalgar's $200 per couple airfare offer and an additional $200 per couple savings to Europe from Delta (promo code: 15DLAIR200) when booked between 3/25/15 and 4/7/15 with full payment by 4/30/15; new bookings only; valid on DL, KLM, AF, AZ, and VS airlines only for travel departing 9/1/15 - 12/10/15. Savings vary, are not valid on all vacations/departure dates, are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Savings may not be combinable with other promotional offers, but savings are combinable with most brochure discounts. Sample savings based on European Supreme. ^Prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy, vary by departure date, are subject to availability and reflect applicable 5% EPD savings. †Save 5% (land only) with Frequent Traveler Discount when booked within five years of last Trafalgar (or The Travel Corporation sister company) vacation. Other conditions apply. CST#2077132-20.

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

Source: Trafalgar