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Trafalgar launches Best of Europe 2020 series for September and October

Guided tour operator Trafalgar has launched the Best of Europe 2020 series, following the government’s announcement of air bridges to open up international travel after July 4.

The Best of Europe 2020 series aims to offer British travellers immersive, hassle-free trips to European destinations between September and October.

With enhanced hygiene protocols and a trained team on board, the trip includes 15 departures across eight itineraries, with groups of no more than 26 people.

On trips which have more than 20 guests, one of the company's newly announced wellbeing directors will accompany the travel director, to provide additional wellbeing support to guests. The on-the-road team will be supported by a 24/7 head office response team, who will closely follow government guidelines and international travel advisories.

“There is a lot of pent up travel demand but we also recognise that in these challenging times, there is an understandable concern. We have curated our new ‘Best of Europe 2020’ series to air-bridge destinations exclusively for British travellers. Each trip features the highlights and exclusive experiences of a Trafalgar holiday, while giving guests the essential reassurance that their wellbeing is in good hands,” says Rachel Coffey, director of sales and business development, UK & Ireland. “It can be hard to navigate the differing regulations and approaches in each country, and our we have done all the due diligence, so that our guests don’t have to. We have eliminated the barriers and confusion, allowing guests the total freedom to enjoy their much awaited holidays. They can also travel with the knowledge that in holidaying with Trafalgar, they are giving back to local communities and supporting a much-needed reboot of the economy.”

Highlights of Trafalgar’s Best of Europe series include:

Riviera Explorer, eight days, £2,025 per person sharing

This seven-night trip in Nice will allow British travellers to stay at beachside hotel Beau Rivage Hotel on the French Riviera, and experience the glamour of Monaco, including the harbour and a visit to the Fragonard perfumery, which has created fragrances since the 1920s. A day trip across the border, to visit an agriturismo in Italy’s Nervia Valley will see guests sampling local olive oil, and enjoying a home-cooked meal. There will also be free time to explore the city and beaches of Nice.

Italy Bellissimo, 11 days, from £2,595 per person sharing

This 11-day guided journey includes a stay on the island of Capri, a visit to the family-run Laboratorio Giuditta Brozzetti in Perugia, where guests can explore Italy’s traditional wooden frame hand-weaving workshops, an overnight stay in a renovated Franciscan convent in Santa Maria de Angeli, near Assisi. A home-cooked Be My Guest dinner at a Tuscan farmhouse, amid olive groves will round off the trip.

Best of Northern Spain, 11 days, from £2,095 per person sharing

This 11-day journey starts in Barcelona and traverses through the Northern coast of Spain, taking in the sights, sounds and tastes of Pamplona, Bilbao, Santander, Oviedo, Santiago de Compostela and Salamanca, before ending in Madrid. Guests will taste traditional cider with the Castañón family at their cider mill near Oviedo, and enjoy the lesser explored mountains, countryside and seaside towns of Asturias and Galicia.

Best of Greece, 8 days, from £1,795 per person sharing

This seven-night trip will be a treat for history buffs, as it explores the myths, legends, art, architecture and palaces of ancient Greece. Expect to spend some nights in Athens, Nafplion, Olympia, Delphi and Kalambaka, with sight-seeing of the Acropolis, Corinth Canal and the theatre of Epidauros. A Be My Guest farm-to-table dinner, with wine-tasting and dance with the Karambellas family on their olive farm near Olympia will be the added perks of the trip.

All tprices include bed and breakfast, a number of additional meals, private UK airport transfers, transportation with Wi-Fi, included experiences as per the itinerary, and the services of a travel director throughout the journey. Other trips available to book for agents, between September and October, include the Spanish Wonder, Italian Holiday and the Best of Portugal and Highlights of Turkey, in anticipation that Portugal and Turkey will be on the list of green-lighted destinations before summer ends.

Trafalgar is offering flexible booking terms that allow free changes up and until 30 days prior to departure, risk-free deposits, and a holiday reassurance promise. 

For more information www.trafalgar.com/bestofeurope


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