ANAHEIM, Calif., April 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Award-winning travel company and the insider of guided vacations, Trafalgar, is offering a 5% Early Payment Discount on 2013 Europe travel for one final week. This is the last chance for travelers to discover Europe this summer and save up to $750 per couple on some of Trafalgar's best-selling guided vacations. For an even greater value, the Early Payment Discount is combinable with other brochure discounts, including 5% Past Guest or 5% Group Discounts, to save up to $1,450 per couple.

As guests travel with Trafalgar, they'll feel like true insiders as expert Travel Directors share the hidden places not mentioned in guidebooks, introduce the local people that they wouldn't otherwise meet and showcase the traditions of every country visited. Each of Trafalgar's First Class guided vacations feature unique Insider Experiences that travelers simply won't find any other way:

- Enjoy an authentic Be My Guest dinner at a magnificent castle in the Tuscan Hills
- See a Local Specialty with a pint pulling demonstration at a Guinness Brewery in Dublin
- Explore the "Fab Four" hotspots with a Local Expert in Liverpool, England – home of the Beatles
- Take a walking tour through La Boqueria Market in Barcelona and discover a Unique Insight

In addition to these authentic local experiences, Trafalgar's hassle-free vacations include First Class accommodations, transportation by luxury coach, an expert Travel Director, many meals and more, so all guests have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy their time on vacation.

Also, for those planning a family trip this summer, Trafalgar is offering family savings of up to $1,300 for a family of four on their 2013 Family Experiences guided vacations for bookings made and paid in full by April 30th. These perfectly-planned itineraries offer travels throughout Europe, the USA, Canada, Costa Rica and Peru are action-packed and full of activities travelers of all ages will love – like Gladiator School in Rome, zip-lining in Costa Rica and learning to surf in Hawaii.

"Trafalgar has been taking travelers on award-winning vacations for over 65 years," said Trafalgar USA President Paul Wiseman, "and only with Trafalgar will guests find unique Insider Experiences that provide an authentic perspective of each destination visited."

Trafalgar's top selling trips include:
Best of Italy
14 days starting at $2750
Save up to $172 per person if booked and paid in full by 04/30/13
Taking in some of the most beautiful architecture in the world, travelers will get to experience Italy through Insider Experiences such as taking a private boat trip to an exclusive Be My Guest dinner on Lake Maggiore, seeing glassblowing, a Local Specialty, done by the Venetian artisans of Guidecca Island and following in the footsteps of Michelangelo and da Vinci for a Unique Insight when visiting parts of the Vatican not open to the public.

European Traveler
11 days starting at $2250
Save up to $133 per person if booked and paid in full by 04/30/13
On this guided vacation, travelers will be visiting England, France, Switzerland and Italy. Viewing European classics and famous sights such as Buckingham Palace, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, Lion of Lucerne, St. Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel, travelers get a unique perspective into Venice's traditional glassblowing with Trafalgar's Insider Experiences.

Britain and Ireland Highlights
11 days starting at $2235
Save up to $113 per person if booked and paid in full by 04/30/13
Scenic drives and beautiful countryside bring travelers to Britain and Ireland, but Trafalgar goes one step further with exclusive Insider Experiences. Travelers are treated to a Be My Guest dinner at a local farm in Cardiff with authentic Welsh foods grown and home-cooked by the host family, a stop at the Guinness Brewery for pint-pulling, a visit to the Irish National Stud (home of some of the world's finest thoroughbreds) and a chance to see the House of Waterford Crystal.

Spanish Wonder
10 days starting at $1699
Save up to $98 per person if booked and paid in full by 04/30/13
Experience Spain as only an insider can with a Be My Guest dinner of traditional cuisine on a ranch in the Andalusian countryside, sightseeing with Local Guides in Madrid, Toledo, Cordoba, Seville, and Barcelona, and a walking excursion to discover a Unique Insight through La Boqueria Market.

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Terms & Conditions: *Save up to $750 per couple with Trafalgar's 5% Early Payment discount on 2013 Europe summer vacations when booked and paid in full by 4/30/13. Sample savings based on European Supreme departing 8/11/13. Discount is not valid with other promotional offers, but may be combined with most brochure discounts. Not valid on all itineraries or departures; subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Other conditions apply. **Save up to 1,450 per couple ($725 per person) based on 5% Travel Club Discount (Frequent Traveler Discount) and Early Payment Discount for European Supreme departing 08/11/13. 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#2077123-20

About Trafalgar

Trafalgar is the world's leading guided vacation company offering exceptional quality and value itineraries to a range of exciting destinations. With 65 years of experience and unrivaled local expertise, Trafalgar provides an authentic insider's view to create truly unique travel experiences in Europe, Britain, Eastern Mediterranean, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Mexico, Central and South America, USA
and Canada. Visit for more.

2007 to 2012: Winner, Best Tour Operator category, 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

CONTACT: Jamie Espinosa TRAFALGAR 714-937-4949 Marie Anne MacRae TRAFALGAR 416-915-7016

Source: Trafalgar