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  • A Dream Family Vacation from Trafalgar

    Published on March 21, 2013

    The world is full of incredible places and exploring it is a much more fulfilling experience when shared with your family. Trafalgar’s tailored Family Experiences are the perfect way to introduce your kids to the diverse cultures and traditions of Europe, Great Britain, USA, Canada, South and Central America.

    Discover the secret to the perfectly planned family holiday!

    With over 65 years of experience, Trafalgar has been delivering unforgettable travel experiences for millions of families. On a Trafalgar Family Experiences guided vacation, we create a hassle-free journey, so your family can spend quality time together exploring each destination to its fullest. The itineraries are expertly planned to include insights and cultural experiences unique to the destination, hassle free travel, accommodations, Family friendly restaurants, kid friendly events and much more! Sight Seeing Adventures like no other

    Every Family Experience tour is packed with endless activities and ‘insider experiences’ suitable for travelers of all ages. Apart from exploring all the popular sights of the region, enjoy the Trafalgar benefit with free VIP entry into all the major sights on your itinerary!

    Our Insider Experiences are filled with authentic local experiences you wouldn’t get to enjoy traveling on your own. These include Local Specialties where you learn firsthand about the unique products, crafts and traditions of a region. You’ll watch skilled artisans at work and often sample the fruits of their labors. In Hawaii, learn to make flower leis. Create your own chocolate bar at America’s famous Hershey’s Chocolate World. Learn to dance the Flamenco in Spain, and in Italy, visit a gelateria to see how gelato is made before tasting a variety of flavors!

    On select itineraries, our Unique Insights ensure a real sense of culture, with visits to places which are distinctive to the area When in Rome, experience life as a gladiator with a visit to a Gladiator School. In England, enjoy a glimpse into the lives of a traditional English butler and housekeeper at Tatton Park Mansion House. Learn about the battleship USS Missouri on a guided visit with a real US Navy sailor, on board this museum ship in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

    Your Family Experience Itinerary comes with Hidden Treasures as well! At Trafalgar, our experience allows us to present to you a world full of amazing sights, all of which are not as obvious as the famous landmarks.

    What binds families better than some collective Fun Learning Activities!

    We list a few offered with our Family Experience packages:

    •             Take an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California

    •             Feel the history of American Civil War come to life on a visit to the Gettysburg Battlefield

    •             Enjoy spine-tingling ghost stories on a candlelight tour in colonial Williamsburg

    •             Learn about Venetian carnival masks and decorate one of your own

    •             Earn a Junior Ranger Badge in Yellowstone National Park

    •             Learn how to make real Italian pizza in Rome and you get to eat it too!

    •             Wade in the Yaquina Head tide pools in a fascinating search for hermit crabs, sea urchins and sea stars in Newport, Oregon

    •             Join in a flamenco dancing lesson with Spanish flamenco professionals in Seville

    •             Make a delicious paella with the helping hands of Spanish chefs in Valencia

    •             On a guided walk with a Local Guide, spot toucans, sloths, green iguanas and colorful parrots in Tortugeuro National Park, Costa Rica.

    •             Create a pottery masterpiece under the guidance of a renowned Peruvian ceramist.

    Now for the action loving family – Adrenalin Fueled Adventures

    During your tour, we’ll thrill every member of your family with action-packed adventures such as:

    •             Fly along zip lines high above the jungle floor in Costa Rica

    •             Feel the rush of white water rafting along Athabasca River in Canada (or a more gentle and scenic float trip if you prefer)

    •             Rev up with dune buggy rides and sand boarding in the middle of the desert in Peru

    •             Take a high-speed jet boat ride down the Rogue River in Oregon

    •             Learn to rope like a cowboy in the Canadian Rockies

    •             Trek alongside a mammoth volcano in the Costa Rican rainforest

    •             Cruise to the Ballestas Islands, Peru

    To further enhance your family holiday experience, we also include an assortment of other exciting ways to explore including steam trains, horseback riding, 4WD Jeeps and much more!

    Optional Excursions

    Apart from all the included sights and activities on your itinerary, we also offer a range of Optional Excursions that you can choose from – whatever your family’s interests may be! In Paris, visit the world’s largest museum on a guided tour through the Louvre. In the Swiss town of Lucerne, take the amazing cog-wheel train to the summit of Mount Pilatus to enjoy the stunning views. Or maybe a gentle float down Snake River through the spectacular scenery of Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. The choice is yours!

    Indulge the taste buds!

    Discovering the flavors of a region is a fantastic way to get a real feel for a new culture, and we make sure your Family Experiences vacation includes local dining experiences with family-friendly options, that perfectly complement your trip.

    See the Trafalgar difference for yourself with our unbeatable, value for money inclusions:

    •             Breakfast included daily.

    •             Quality local cuisine with kid-friendly menus.

    •             Authentic Highlight Dinners.

    •             Kick-off Party and Farewell Dinner.

    •             Exclusive Be My Guest dining experiences.

    •             Tips included.

    •             For other meals, help with reservations and directions to where the locals eat.

    Make New Friends for life!

    The lifetime friendships formed with other kids from the group will see them learn more about the world outside the one they live. Trafalgar’s Travel directors are your friends who will bring each destination to life, giving a real insider’s experience of the region with interesting stories.

    These are just a few of the unique offering from Trafalgar that promise to make your family vacation nothing less than a dream come true..!

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