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Trafalgar is expanding its At Leisure itineraries to 28 guided tours in four continents next year, and the 2012 brochure includes seven new trips in Europe. As an early booking incentive, the tour operator is offering savings of up to $1,000 per couple when booked and paid in full by Dec. 1 for travel between April 1 and Oct. 31, 2012.
“When we introduced the At Leisure guided vacations in Europe last year, agents saw that they were an instant hit with travelers who wanted time to discover the destination on their own, but still enjoyed the stress-free aspect of a guided vacation,” said Paul Wiseman, president of Trafalgar USA. “We’re so pleased to offer the same relaxed-pace vacation style to our guests traveling to South America, North America and the South Pacific, not to mention offer our agents top commissions for booking the trips.”
Introduced last year, Trafalgar’s At Leisure trips have been a success with clients looking to tour Europe at a more relaxed pace. The itineraries feature an average stay of two or three nights in each location and plenty of free time for clients to do some exploration of their own. With hop-on/hop-off city sightseeing on most of the trips, smaller tour groups and departures no earlier than 9 a.m. on most travel days — At Leisure trips allow travelers to enjoy their destination with maximum flexibility.
On the nine-day Madrid, Seville & Barcelona itinerary, guests have a full day to discover Seville on their own. Whether they wish to indulge in Spanish cuisine or rent a bicycle and explore the city, Trafalgar’s knowledgeable travel directors can provide recommendations on what to see and do.
On the eight-day Best of Scotland itinerary, an afternoon of personal time is given to guests to discover the wonders of Edinburgh on their own. During The Edinburgh Festival, they are also treated to complimentary tickets to a military tattoo performance, followed by a night out in the historic city.