Discover the Spectacular Places of North America from the Inside with Trafalgar

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| Source: The Travel Corporation Canada

Offering the best of USA and Canada with 5 brand new trips for 2015

TORONTO, July 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The global leader in guided holidays, Trafalgar (www.trafalgar.com), has unveiled its most innovative and culturally immersive USA & Canada program to date. Combining the iconic sights with more than 100 Insider Experiences - unique and exclusive opportunities to discover the places only the locals know - Trafalgar continues to give its guests the chance to truly connect with the essence of their chosen destination.

Spanning USA, Canada, Hawaii, Mexico, Costa Rica and Panama, Trafalgar's 2015 USA & Canada program comprises of 47 authentic guided holidays, ranging from seven to 27 days in duration. Get the Insider track from our Local Experts - learn about life as a lobster fisherman or Canadian Mountie, meet a local naturalist for a discussion on the Hawaiian archipelago and sample Southern charm and hospitality in Savannah. Dine like a local, with the locals and enjoy one of the 22 Be My Guest dining experiences, which are all exclusive to Trafalgar.

Gain a Unique Insight into the life and music of Johnny Cash during a private performance and discussion with his son, John Carter Cash, or tempt your taste-buds with a new Local Specialty for 2015 and interact with an organic cheese-maker in Santa Margarita, California or take time for tea with a lunch stop and visit to the Charleston Tea Plantation. Sleep easy at one of our Authentic Accommodation properties - experience the oldest continually operating hotel in the USA, The Palmer House Chicago. Boasting an illustrious history, having hosted entertainers such as Louis Armstrong and Frank Sinatra, it is now home to the largest collection of Impressionist art outside of France.

"For 2015, we're delighted for Canadians to rediscover the must-see destinations and diverse landscapes in their own backyard," says Doug Patterson, president of Trafalgar Canada. "Our travellers can explore eight of our unforgettable National Park and Canyon trips including Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon and Bryce Canyon."

Trafalgar is also offering savings of up to $1810* per couple on 2015 Trafalgar USA & Canada guided vacations!

Click on the YouTube videos below to check out what you could discover as an Insider with Trafalgar's CEO, Gavin Tollman and in San Francisco, travel host Liesel Hlista takes us on a journey to explore the finest wineries in Sonoma and Napa Valley.

New guided holidays for 2015:

Newfoundland & Labrador (11 days) - Journey into Canada's less-explored corners and discover where Europeans first landed in North America, visit the only Kosher winery in Canada and join a Local Expert to hear about the significance of Signal Hill in St John's, where Marconi's first transatlantic wireless signal was recorded.

Secrets of the Old South (8 days) - Delve into the culture and hospitality of the Deep South and hear the trials and tales of local Civil War history. Get the inside track from a Local Expert with a visit to the Baptist Church in Savannah, join a local Gullah historian for a special Be My Guest dinner where he regales with stories of amazing ancestry and take time for tea and enjoy lunch at Charleston Tea Plantation and learn why tea, a Local Speciality is ingrained in Southern Culture. 

Trans-American Grand Adventure (27 days) - Enjoy a cross-country exploration of the USA, from LA to NYC and much in between. Meet a Local Expert in various locations, including Yellowstone, the world's first National Park and Gettysburg, to hear about the pivotal turning point in the Civil War.  Enjoy a Be My Guest lunch at Winterest, home to the famed Bridges of Madison County and stay at the nation's oldest continually operating hotel, The Palmer House Chicago, an Authentic Accommodation property that has hosted the likes of Louis Armstrong, Judy Garland and Frank Sinatra. 

Mexico's Colonial Cities & Coastal Resorts (10 days) - Step back in time to the Aztec empire and discover the great colonial cities. Sample a delicious Be My Guest dinner in a 17th century colonial mansion and learn about the culinary traditions of Michoacan, passed down through several generations of the owners family. 

Natural Wonders of Costa Rica  (8 days) - Enjoy an intimate encounter with the people and nature of Costa Rica, including a Be My Guest lunch at a hacienda, now an eco-friendly family home and organic farm.

From leisurely to family, wining to dining to differing seasons, there's a pace and style of Trafalgar guided holiday to suit every desire.

For more information on Trafalgar and the new USA & Canada 2015 program, please contact your local travel agent or visit www.trafalgar.com and follow us on Twitter at @TrafalgarCanada and Facebook.

Terms and Conditions: *Savings of $1810 per couple ($905 per person) are based on the Trans America Grand Adventure, departing Sept 2, 2015 when paid in full by November 20, 2014. Discount is based on twin share and applies to the land portion of the tour price only. Valid on new bookings only and taxes are included. Deposit is due within 3 days of booking and the balance must be paid in full on or before the discount's end date. Discount can be combined with other brochure discounts where applicable and only applies to vacations featuring the 'Early Payment Discount' in the price panel. Not combinable with last minute deals. Subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

About Trafalgar: Trafalgar is the world's leading guided vacation company offering exceptional quality and value itineraries to a range of exciting destinations. With some 67 years of experience and unrivaled local expertise, Trafalgar provides an authentic insider's view to create truly unique travel experiences in Europe, Britain and Eastern Mediterranean, South Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, China, Mexico, Central and South America, USA and Canada.

About TreadRight: Created as a joint initiative between The Travel Corporation's family of brands, the TreadRight Foundation is a not-for-profit working to ensure the environment and communities we visit remain vibrant for generations to come. To date, TreadRight has donated more than USD 2.5 million to sustainable tourism projects worldwide. The Foundation's guiding principle is to encourage sustainable tourism development through conservation, leadership and support for communities. Foundation priorities are set by the Steering Committee, which includes sustainability leaders like Céline Cousteau and Costas Christ.

TreadRight's past project partners include WWF, Conservation International and The National Trust in the UK. Current initiatives include sponsoring the National Geographic Society's inaugural "World Legacy Awards," WildAid and inspiring wildlife advocates like Terri Irwin.

To learn more about our past and current work at TreadRight, please visit us at treadright.org.

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