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Identifying a desire from travellers to engage in more meaningful experiences when they holiday, Trafalgar has unveiled its 2018 Europe and Britain programme, offering unrivalled connectivity with locals across 120 itineraries, 45 countries and eight different travel styles. From after-hours private dining at The Vatican and winemaking with an Italian family on their boutique property in Tuscany, to feasting on a home-cooked dinner in a 17th century farmhouse in France or staying at Ireland’s finest, Ashford Castle, Trafalgar is showcasing the ultimate in how to live The Good Life when travelling.
Schloss Leopoldskron's library - Courtesy of Trafalgar
Armed with the insight that the majority of Canadians share the view that The Good Life is defined by connections to people and planet more than by material wealth and consumption. Canadians are more satisfied with their lives than the OECD’s The Better Life Index average. When asked to rate their general satisfaction with life on a scale from 0 to 10, Canadians gave it a 7.4 grade, higher than the OECD average of 6.5*. Trafalgar is sharing a snapshot of the diversity of ways in which it can enable you to embrace a slice of The Good Life when travelling:
- Connect with locals and live la dolce vita in Roma with an exclusive invitation to cook and dine with local chef Fabio in his riverside apartment, where Marlon Brando once lived; forage for food on Ireland wild west coast and feast on the freshest seafood with local legend Oona or head to a sleepy village in Havr one of the jewels in Croatia’s crown, for a traditional lunch with a family who cook food under the clay bell at their stud farm
- Stay somewhere with a story that’s more than just a bed for the night: channel your inner royal as you sleep at Las casa de la Juderia a Moorish property and former Duke’s residence, comprising a labyrinth of 27 houses in the old Jewish Quarter of Seville; take time out at the fourth-generation family-owned Union Hotel on the shores of the spectacular Gerainger Fjord in Norway, which dates back to 1891 and boasts a vintage car exhibition and a spa or discover la vie en rose with a sleepover at Albi Bastides, an 18th Century listed water mill, boasting beautiful views across the World Heritage listed town
Marta Cucchia at Giudditta Brozzetti studio - Courtesy of Trafalgar
- Make a difference and support communities and sustain places for future generations via JoinTrafalgar: meet Marta Cucchia at her workshop in Perugia, continuing a family tradition that began in 1921, which now sees her being the only person in the world still using jacquard wooden looms to fulfil her passion for weaving Umbrian, Medieval and Renaissance designs from silk and wool; help keep the legend of the Von Trapp family alive with a visit and stay at the Schloss Lepoldskron, dating back to 1736, where the most romantic scenes in the Sound of Music were filmed or meet the Missionary Sisters of the Precious Blood in their Monastery in Austria and learn how their youth work is improving the lives of women and children around the world, as well as hearing about their responsible approach to the environment.
For more information, contact your local travel professional.