Winter is an amazing time in Europe as it is a treasure chest of authentic experiences and local flavours. There is just so much to see, do and experience, and I would know since I was practically staying in Germany and Netherlands for a whole 3 months during winter years ago….
If you are looking to plan for your year-end holidays, be sure to pay a visit Holiday Tours’ ‘Europe Winter Holidays Fiesta travel roadshows from 30 June to 3 July in Kuala Lumpur and Penang.
This is because as you choose to unwind from your hectic routine and book your magical holiday, you are also doing your part for charity. 1% of Sales Proceeds from any Trafalgar packages purchased during the 4-day roadshows will be donated to Living Hope, as part of a joint initiative by Trafalgar and Holiday Tours to celebrate the magic of festive cheer with a “Gift of Hope” charity donation, how awesome right…
Living Hope is a registered NGO run by volunteers who seek to inspire hope in underprivileged children for a better future. Donations will be used to provide children from the ages of 3 to 12 years old who are in need of basic essentials for education such as books, school uniforms, school bags, and shoes.
Enjoy festive cheer in Europe accompanied by a well-trained and knowledgeable Travel Director and Local Experts who will share their passion for travel and discovery, and bring you deeper into the destinations visited.
As a traveller, while I love exploring on my own, I also enjoy going on travel guided tours as you get to make a new friend and also discover so much more of the place.. I can never forget all my tour guides who brought me around and they are my FB friends whom I still keep in touch with..
With over 30 European trips to choose from, Christmas Spectacular trips to visit Europe’s Christmas Markets and a special tailored 15-day Christmas and New Year festive trip, what’s not to love about the wide choice of trips available with departures starting from October 2017 to April 2018.
With Russia becoming popular as a travel destination, Trafalgar has added a NEW 7-day Festive St Petersburg and Moscow (prices from US $1,424 per person after discount, based on twin sharing, excluding airfare). This Christmas Spectacular trip is a grand discovery of two fairy-tale imperial cities. Guests will experience Russia’s vibrant, modern culture, while visiting grand palaces and the iconic Red Square. Visit the Kremlin in Moscow with a Local Specialist and in St Petersburg, explore Peter and Paul Fortress. Enjoy a small group guided tour of the Hermitage Museum, a unique institution rich in history being the former residence of the Russian sovereign and now home to one of the world’s largest and most valuable art collections.
Guests will also get a chance to explore the Christmas markets in St Petersburg and Moscow. There will be stalls with traditional festive treats and wooden handcrafts. Moscow’s imposing Red Square will also transform into a Christmas Market with a grand scale skating rink!
For those seeking an easy-paced holiday with lots of free time to explore two iconic European cities, Delights of London and Paris (prices from US $1,866 per person after discount, based on twin sharing, excluding airfare) will delight travellers of all ages! Highlights of the 9-day trip include a visit to Windsor Castle, Oxford, Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, Stonehenge, London’s Big Ben, Paris’ iconic Eiffel tower and the Palace of Versailles. In addition to a sightseeing tour by a Local Specialist in Paris, you can choose how you want to explore the city of romance. Plan to visit the Louvre or climb romantic Montmartre. For those wanting to do something different, check out the outdoor skating rinks located at some of the most striking locations in both cities like London’s National History Museum and Paris’ Eiffel tower.
Trafalgar recommends that guests book early for popular trips including:
Northern Lights of Iceland including the Blue Lagoon (prices from US $1,998 per person after discount, based on twin sharing, excluding airfare) is a 6-day trip to witness the Aurora Borealis and travel amidst the natural beauty of Iceland. From spectacular waterfalls, a black sand beach at Vik or an ice-capped mountain covering a volcano, this trip will showcase many miracles of nature. Gain Cultural Insights when you visit the Skorgar Folk Museum to learn about Icelandic heritage or bathe in the world famous Blue Lagoon
Imperial Europe (prices from US $1,488 per person after discount, based on twin sharing, excluding airfare) is a 10-day trip where you will explore the history and culture of Munich, Prague, Vienna, Budapest and Salzburg and taste the various festive flavours of their Christmas markets. Meet a local family during a Be My Guest Dinner and enjoy hearty Hungarian fare as they tell the story of their winery, which doubled as a hiding place for friends fleeing Nazi persecution.
Spanish Wonder (prices from US $1,356 per person after discount, based on twin sharing, excluding airfare) is a 9-day journey across Spain from Madrid to Andalusia, with included sightseeing with a Local Specialist in Toldeo, Madrid, Cordorba, Seville, Granada and Barcelona. Enjoy a traditional Andalusian Be My Guest dinner with the Morillo family and learn about how they produce their olive oil before having the opportunity to taste it.
Great Italian Cities (prices from US$1,764 per person after discount, based on twin sharing, excluding airfare) is a 10-day at-leisure trip that allows guests to explore Italy’s top cities. Guests stay 3 nights in Rome, Florence and Venice with the flexibility to explore on their own while having a Local Specialist introducing them to Rome, Assisi, Pisa, Florence, Bologna and Venice. Discover Italian art, history and culture while visiting historical monuments including the iconic Learning Tower of Pisa. Enjoy a Be My Guest dinner with the Landi family at their home near Siena, set within a garden of oak trees against the backdrop of Tuscan vineyards and olive groves.
European White Christmas Delights and New Year Lights (prices from US $4,042 per person after discount) is a 15-day regional discovery trip departing on 20 December and visits some of Europe’s iconic cities including Paris, Reims, Strasbourg, St Moritz and Venice. Enjoy uniqueTrafalgar Insider Experiences with introductions by a local specialist to Paris, Florence and Rome, and a Be My Guest lunch with an Italian family who own a vineyard in the picturesque Chianti region. Delightful regional flavours await as you learn how champagne is produced in one of France’s great Champagne Houses and visit a Christmas market in Reims. Spend Christmas in St Moritz’s original ski resort with Champagne served with your festive breakfast. Learn to ski or ride the cable car to the top of the mountain for alpine views. Other trip highlights include a guided tour of the Vatican Museums’ Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica, a traditional gondola ride in Venice, a Cultural Insight experience as Venetian craftsmen demonstrate their glass-blowing skills on Giudecca Island and a New Year’s Eve Highlight Dinner in Florence.
Book Trafalgar’s Autumn Winter & Spring 2017/18 itineraries and enjoy up to 30% savings off for the 2nd guest. With Trafalgar’s Family Promotion, a Young Traveller aged 5-17 years old will save up to 72.5%, subject to minimum four persons travelling together. Holiday Tours is running a Facebook contest and will giveaway RM100 shopping vouchers. Simply head on down to the roadshows at 1 Utama or Gurney Plaza and capture your #SimplyTrafalgarMoment.
Add this hashtag to your post, check-in and share the photo on your Facebook Timeline (remember to set your Facebook privacy setting to “Public” for this post) and Holiday Tours will pick the top 40 winners with the most likes after 4 July 2017.
Details of Roadshows
Dates: Friday, 30 June to Monday, 3 July, 2017
Kuala Lumpur: 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Lower Ground Floor Oval, New Wing
Penang: Gurney Plaza, Ground Floor NP2, New Wing
Enjoy extra savings with Emirates all-inclusive airfares to Europe starting from RM2429 per person and guests who book their holiday with Trafalgar can enjoy an additional RM500 flight rebate per couple when they book at the roadshows. Plus! There is an exclusive L’Occitane gift pack worth RM150 per person with a minimum spend of RM 8000, Lucky Draw giveaway with attractive prizes including two return air tickets to Europe and ten Trafalgar commemorative gold bars.
Log on to www.holidaytours.com.my or contact Holiday Tours at 03-6286 6220 (KL) or 04-238 2628 (Penang) for more details.