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Top Travel Guide for Easy and Affordable Gifts for Moms

ANAHEIM, CALIF., May 4, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Moms lead busy lives -- whether it is managing the corporate world, serving the valuable role of an educator, saving lives, or organizing carpools, sports and households like a well-oiled machine -- so whisk her away on a perfectly-planned Trafalgar guided vacation this Mother's Day. Parents will marvel as their kids learn age-old combat skills at gladiator combat school in Rome before heading to a private dinner at a magnificent Tuscan villa overlooking olive groves and vineyards. On a multi-generational girls getaway, grandmothers, moms, and daughters can get a glimpse of the new royal baby princess outside Buckingham Palace, and swoon over the Beatles while traveling down Penny Lane.

"Moms regularly put everyone's needs in front of their own, so this is a simple way to show them how much we truly appreciate all they do," said Paul Wiseman, Trafalgar USA president. "The key benefit is that all the work is done for you, saving countless hours of research and planning. VIP access to major attractions, like early entry to the Vatican before it opens to the public, gives our guests more free time in a destination to truly enjoy their vacation. "

A hassle-free and unforgettable vacation is now even more affordable. Save $500 per couple* on air-inclusive Europe guided vacations with flights on select OneWorld partners like American Airlines and British Airways combinable with last-minute deals, early payment discounts, and 5% frequent traveler discount when booked by May 15, 2015.

All details are taken care of on a Trafalgar guided vacation. 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, and gratuities. For almost 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.

Along with best-in-class travel directors serving as guests' personal local expert and concierge, Trafalgar has curated unique insider experiences featured on every trip:

  • Be my guest: dining experiences with local families in their homes, farms, and wineries like specialty cheese and wine tasting in a traditional 17th-century farmhouse in the French Loire Valley
  • Local specialists: meeting experts in the local cultures, crafts and landscapes like touring San Francisco's Haight Ashbury neighborhood
  • Cultural insights: a special behind-the-scenes look at a culturally significant icon or place like learning about the Venetian tradition of carnival masks and making your own to take home
  • Authentic accommodations: stay in properties with rich cultural or historical significance like the hotel where president John F. Kennedy proposed to Jackie Onassis
  • Hidden treasures: surprise sights generally known only to locals unveiled by our travel directors

Trafalgar's top five itineraries for moms include:

Gladiators Gondolas and Gold - 11-day Family Experience now from $2,995^

Venice's decadence, Rome's history, Florence's romance - this family trip introduces the different characters of Italy, with three nights in three diverse cities. Designed so the family can learn and have fun together, soak in the historical wonders of the Vatican and Michelangelo's David at the Academy of Fine Arts, all while enjoying gelato along the way.

Best of Britain - 15-day Country Explorer now from $2,869^

This British experience unveils the pomp, ceremony and unique soundtracks of England, Wales and Scotland through its cultural traditions and tastes. Travel down Penny Lane to the sound of the song as Phil, a Liverpool local specialist and bona fide friend of The Beatles, shares stories of the band and takes you around his home city's famous sights. Explore the cobbled streets of Shakespeare's birthplace.

San Francisco Wine Country Delights - 8-day At Leisure now from $2,453^

Experience the laid-back lifestyle of California. Discover the iconic sights of San Francisco from the Golden Gate Bridge to vibrant Chinatown before heading to the renowned picturesque California wine country. Explore the lush vineyards of the Napa Valley with fine wine tastings, and even blend your own bottle of wine on this exciting tour through this world-famous wine region.

Wild West, Cowboys and Buffalos - 9-day Family Experience now from $2,205^

Stetsons, saddles and spectacular Mount Rushmore - this Wild West family adventure takes in the frontier town of Jackson, the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Park. Stay in an historic ranch in rural Montana, a 110-year-old homestead which welcomes guests with down-home hospitality, a real saloon bar for the grown-ups, and natural pursuits to enjoy in wide open country.

Treasures of France - 9-day Country Explorer now from $1,998^

This trip fuses fairytale châteaux and vineyards in the rich Loire Valley with the chicness of Paris and the poignancy of standing on Omaha Beach in Normandy. Imagining the royalty that once graced the turreted châteaux of the Loire Valley, before stopping at Chenonceau where you discover the stories behind the fairytale castle's contoured gardens. Paris sightseeing includes views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Concorde and the Tuileries Gardens, with the finale visit to the second level of the Eiffel Tower for breathtaking views across this wonderful city.

To book, contact your Travel Agent or call our experts at 866-544-4434. 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, Twitter, Instagram.

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 $500 per couple on air-inclusive 2015 Europe vacations booked with deposit between 04/15/15 and 05/15/15 with flights (booked through Trafalgar) on American Airlines, British Airways, US Airways, Iberia and Finnair; normal payment policies apply. Travel date restrictions apply. Valid on any class of service. Credit is not combinable with any other airfare promotions, but is combinable with brochure discounts and Last Minute Deals. Savings are not valid on trips in the Eastern Mediterranean. ^Prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy, vary by departure date and are subject to availability. Other conditions apply. CST#2077132-20

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

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