En­chant­ing Europe

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SIGN up with Tafal­gar to dis­cover the best of Europe. Dis­cover Europe from chang­ing au­tumn leaves to fresh snow­fall and the fes­tive cheer of mag­i­cal Christ­mas Mar­kets in win­ter and a kalei­do­scope of colour­ful flow­ers and bustling ac­tiv­i­ties in spring.

Draw­ing on lo­cal ex­per­tise, Trafal­gar brings you deeper into a des­ti­na­tion, in­tro­duc­ing you to lo­cal cul­tures, cui­sine and his­tory. Treat your­self to the best of the sea­sons and choose from its brand new trips or much- loved favourites this MATTA Fair.

A new ad­di­tion to Trafal­gar’s of­fer­ings is the much- an­tic­i­pated six- day North­ern Lights of Ice­land. Ex­plore Ice­land with its stylish Nordic cul­ture and the cap­ti­vat­ing beauty of its steam­ing gey­sers, ma­jes­tic glaciers and the North­ern Lights.

In the cap­i­tal Reyk­javik, ex­plore the rich Ice­landic her­itage as you visit ma­jor at­trac­tions, in­clud­ing the Hall­grim­skirkja church, the Par­lia­ment House, the Old Har­bour and the Skogar Folk Mu­seum.

Delve into breath­tak­ing nat­u­ral land­scapes from the spec­tac­u­lar wa­ter­falls of Sel­ja­lands­foss and Sko­gafoss to the ice cap Ey­jaf­jal­la­jökull, which cov­ers a vol­cano and the black sand beach at Vik.

Get great photo op­por­tu­ni­ties of the Strokkur geyser and the ma­jes­tic Golden Water­fall in the Thingvel­lir Na­tional Park

An­other high­light of this trip is the chance to soak in the nat­u­ral geo­ther­mal spa in the world- fa­mous Blue La­goon.

From the ro­mance of Verona to the beauty of the Isle of Capri, ex­plore Italy’s most fa­mous cities with Trafal­gar’s 10- day Real Italy trip.

Dis­cover Rome as you ex­plore iconic land­marks such as the Vat­i­can Mu­se­ums, the Sis­tine Chapel with Michelan­gelo’s fres­coed ceil­ing, St Peter’s Basil­ica, Colos­seum and the char­iot- rac­ing grounds of Cir­cus Max­imus.

Have a taste of Italy with the Be My Guest din­ner at the his­toric Villa il Lec­cio in Florence and the Chi­anti vine­yards and olive groves in Tus­cany.

Other high­lights in­clude vis­it­ing the unique float­ing city of Venice, see­ing the fa­mous Juliet’s bal­cony in Verona, cross­ing the Bay of Naples to the idyl­lic Isle of Capri, and ex­plor­ing the ex­ca­va­tions of the an­cient Ro­man town of Pom­peii.

Six- day North­ern Lights of Ice­land: 10- day Real Italy:

Gain in­sights into the in­trigu­ing his­tory and cul­ture of Prague, Bu­dapest and Vi­enna, with a pause in mu­si­cal Salzburg on the 10- day Im­pe­rial Europe top seller. Visit Re­gens­burg, an un­spoilt me­dieval gem in Ger­many en route to Prague, “Paris of the East” and home to the thou­sand- year- old Prague Cas­tle, St Vi­tus Cathe­dral and other mag­i­cal bridges, gold- tipped tow­ers as well as church domes.

Ex­plore the Slo­vak cap­i­tal of Bratislava with its eclec­tic Gothic, Baroque and Art Deco ar­chi­tec­ture. In Bu­dapest, visit the fa­mous Chain Bridge, the Unesco- listed Cas­tle Hill dis­trict and the Fish­er­man’s Bas­tion to en­joy su­perb views across the Danube over­look­ing the Par­lia­ment and city.

Hop over to Vi­enna, one of the most cul­tur­ally at­tuned cities in Europe, and west­ward to the his­toric city of Salzburg, the set­ting for The Sound of Mu­sic film.

10- day Im­pe­rial Europe: 13- day High­lights of Spain & Por­tu­gal:

See the very best of Mediter­ranean Europe with the 13- day High­lights of Spain & Por­tu­gal trip. Ex­plore the lively cities like Madrid to see the Royal Palace, Puerto del Sol and the Cervantes mon­u­ment. In Va­len­cia, view the hang­ing houses built on the edge of cliffs over a deep gorge at Cuenca. Visit the Plaza de Es­pana, Maria Luisa Park, Gi­ralda Bell Tower and the world’s largest Gothic cathe­dral in Seville. Ad­mire the Unesco World Her­itage site of the Hieronymite Monastery in Lis­bon and the walled City of Avila in Spain.

Be in­spired by amaz­ing Is­lamic art, strik­ing arches and Byzan­tine mo­saics of the Cathe­dral Mosque of Cor­doba and the mag­nif­i­cent ex­am­ple of Moor­ish ar­chi­tec­ture of the Al­ham­bra Palace in Granada.

Mix­ing iconic sights and sea­sonal de­lights such as fes­tive mar­kets and il­lu­mi­nated land­marks, ex­pe­ri­ence Europe at its most charm­ing with Trafal­gar’s top- sell­ing eight- day Christ­mas Mar­kets of Aus­tria, Ger­many & Switzer­land trip. Ex­plore the iconic mon­u­ments of Vi­enna with the Hof­burg Palace, the Par­lia­ment, City Hall and the grand State Opera House.

Christ­mas Spec­tac­u­lar:

Ex­pe­ri­ence Christkindl­markt, the Christ­mas Mar­ket in Salzburg, to in­dulge in de­li­cious gin­ger­bread and shop for home- made wooden toys and sea­sonal gifts.

In­dulge in Swiss de­lights on of­fer at the wooden stalls and carousels and tra­di­tional mu­sic as part of the mix at the Christ­mas Mar­ket at Franziskan­er­platz, Lucerne.

Visit amaz­ing land­marks such as the beau­ti­fully man­i­cured Mirabell Gar­dens, Mozart’s birth­place and the Old City in Salzburg.

Visit Inns­bruck for the 15th cen­tury Golden Roof and Old Town Square, Vaduz, for its pic­turesque cas­tle in the moun­tain­ous prin­ci­pal­ity of Liecht­en­stein, and Lucerne for the fa­mous Chapel Bridge and the Lion Mon­u­ment.

Save up to 17.5% and walk away with an ex­clu­sive gift when you book your hol­i­day with Trafal­gar. That’s not all, com­bine these with other dis­counts, in­clud­ing the 5% Fre­quent Trav­eller Dis­count, 5% Group Dis­count and Young Trav­eller Dis­count of up to 10%.

Visit Hol­i­day Tours at Booth No. 1245- 1268 in Hall 1 or con­tact 03- 6286 6220 for more in­for­ma­tion.

Be en­chanted by the beau­ti­ful site of Por­tu­gal.

The ro­man­tic float­ing city of Venice.

Spring in full bloom in Florence, Italy.

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