Final week to save up to $1274 per couple and 7.5% off air on Britain & Europe guided vacations by March 31

Trafalgar the Insider of guided vacations, invites travellers to discover the wonders of the Eastern Mediterranean with 10 customized itineraries to Greece, Turkey, Jordan, Israel and Egypt. With its blend of ancient histories, antiquities and dramatic scenery, a trip to the Eastern Mediterranean offers once in a lifetime experiences to treasured monuments of ancient civilizations.

"The Eastern Mediterranean is one of those places that is so rich in history and cultural significance where our Insider experiences enables clients to discover the soul of each destination with our Unique Insights and Local Specialties," says Doug Patterson, President of Trafalgar Canada. "It's Insider moments like learning how to make traditional bread with the locals in Turkey or visiting the iconic sites of Jerusalem."

Trafalgar is also offering extended savings for their Early Payment Discount, now giving travellers 7.5 per cent off the cost of any 2014 Europe and Britain trip if booked and paid in full before March 31, 2014.* Travellers can also save 7.5 per cent on their airfare if booked and paid before March 31, 2014.**

Best of Greece

This 9-day Best of Greece itinerary is where clients will see where classical culture meets modern metropolis. Starting and ending in Athens, travellers will get to explore Athens and discover it's rich heritage with visits to Acropolis, Agora and the Temple of Zeus. On the journey to Nafplion, Local Experts will take guests to visit the ancient city of Corinth, see the Beehive Tombs in Mycenae and the God of Medicine in Epidaurus. In Olympia, clients will be treated to a Be My Guest dining experience at the vineyard of the Karambelas family where they will be welcomed with a shot of ouzo that will warm their stomachs as they start a tour of the grounds to see traditional olive harvesting techniques and be treated to authentic local cuisine for dinner. The sightseeing highlights on this trip are endless with a visit to the ancient Olympic Stadium, walk the Sacred Way to the Temple of Apollo and see two monasteries in Meteora. Clients will end the journey in Athens or decide to extend the trip with an Aegean Cruise.

Jordan Experience

Ever wanted to venture to a country rich in ancient history and biblical importance? Step back into the wonders of the ancient world in the 6-day Jordan Experience. Begin the journey in Amman, the Kingdom of Jordan, and visit the ruins in Jerash, a beautifully preserved and once prosperous Greco-Roman city. Continue the journey to the ancient city of Petra where clients will discover the cultural treasure of the Crusader Fortress at Shobak and view Moses' Promised Land from Mount Nebo with a Local Expert. Travellers have the option to end their trip in Amman or extend their stay and visit the mysterious, mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea.

Highlights of Turkey & Best of Turkey

Home to ancient cities and bustling bazaars, Turkey is magical world just begging to be explored. Not as travelled a destination as its European neighbours, Turkey offers a rare opportunity to immerse oneself in the culture, history and local customs of the country. With the growing desire for adventure travel and the discovery of new cultures, Trafalgar predicts travel to Turkey to grow in 2014, and the insider of guided vacations offers two fantastic itineraries that visit the country's iconic cities and quieter towns: 9-day Highlights of Turkey and the 15-day Best of Turkey. Travellers on these trips get to see Turkey from the inside, as they savour a Be My Guest lunch hosted by a local family in Abtalya in their century-old Ottoman-style house, learn to make bread with the locals Demircidere and marvel at the ancient ruins of Troy. Guests experience Trafalgar's Authentic Accommodations including a stay at the incredible Dilek Kaya Cave Hotel in the heart of beautiful Cappadocia.

For more information on Trafalgar, please contact your local travel agent or visit www.trafalgar.com and follow us on Twitter at @TrafalgarCanada and Facebook.

 

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