Ex­pe­ri­ence the good life

> Trafal­gar’s new Europe and Bri­tain pro­grammes of­fer trav­ellers greater op­tions, and the prom­ise of a has­sle-free and priv­i­leged holiday

The Sun (Malaysia) - - LIFESTYLE -

and tra­di­tional Vene­tian glass­blow­ing.

High­lights in­clude pri­vate ac­cess to the Vatican for an af­ter­hours din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, as well as the chance to com­fort­ably marvel at Michelan­gelo’s mas­ter­pieces inside of St Peter’s Basil­ica.

A nine-day trip across five Scan­di­na­vian cities such as Oslo, Ber­gen, and Geiranger, of­fer­ing a heav­enly glimpse of un­spoilt na­ture.

En­joy the mes­meris­ing Gerainger Fjord in Nor­way, and take in the his­tory at the fourth­gen­er­a­tion fam­ily-owned Union Ho­tel, where a vin­tage car ex­hi­bi­tion al­lows you to get up close and per­sonal with per­fect­lyengi­neered beauty.

Ex­plore fiery Spain and ro­bust Por­tu­gal with a nine-day ad­ven­ture filled with cen­turies of cul­ture, where ev­ery step brings you to a place of his­tor­i­cal im­por­tance.

Ad­mire Barcelona for its foot­ball and fash­ion in­flu­ences, and Lis­bon for its cas­tles, while learn­ing the tales of the four cities across two coun­tries.

Ber­lin will have your hearts rac­ing to the beat of the busy metropo­lis with a new six-day Ber­lin ex­pe­ri­ence, where you can en­joy the smoothest bev­er­ages at lo­cal brew­eries.

Fill your day with trips to Post­dam’s beau­ti­ful parks and leisurely walks along the River Spree, among other ac­tiv­i­ties.

Fans of the clas­sic Sound of Mu­sic can join a 10-day tour that in­cludes lo­ca­tions through­out Aus­tria where the 1965 mu­si­cal was filmed.

Among the des­ti­na­tions is the Ho­tel Schloss Leopold­skron, which was the back­drop for the iconic Von Trapp villa.

Guests can also learn how vis­its help fund the build­ing’s con­tin­ued care, and how you will also be able to sup­port lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties, while si­mul­ta­ne­ously liv­ing out your Sound of Mu­sic dreams.

The new Trafal­gar 2018 Europe and Bri­tain pro­grammes also al­low for to­tal im­mer­sion in the coun­try of your de­sired des­ti­na­tion, es­pe­cially through the sig­na­ture Be My Guest ex­pe­ri­ences, where trav­ellers get an op­por­tu­nity to taste home-cooked food, learn heir­loom recipes from gen­er­ous lo­cal house­holds, and be able to ex­pe­ri­ence a home away from home.

Solo trav­ellers and those be­tween the ages of five and 17 can start trav­el­ling for less, with Trafal­gar of­fer­ing an ad­di­tional 10% dis­count on most trips.

Plan­ning ahead in­deed has its virtues, in­creas­ing your chances of get­ting the most bang for your ring­git, when you choose to en­joy the good life in 2018.

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