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Dine with locals in Wales

Welsh Cawl in a Casserole Pot

Inside a private Gothic home, guests can dine while listening to stories from a local Wales family on Trafalgar’s recently released “The Britannia” trip. This new experience is part of Trafalgar’s expanding Be My Guest experiences that immerse groups in the local culture.

Some of the new Be My Guest experiences allow groups to share a traditional meal with locals or meet local artisans. The Wales experience comes as part of Trafalgar’s 2012 Europe and Britain tours recently released.

Trafalgar’s new 11-day “Amazing Britain” trip gives visitors a taste of Welsh culture with dinner at The Anchor, a historic inn that dates by to the 12th century. Before beginning their course of lamb and leek soup and a pint of cider pulled by the guests themselves, the inn’s owner comes to talk about the inn’s fascinating history.

During the longer 19-day “The Britannia” tour, groups dine at The Hall at Abby-Cwn-Hir. The 1834 Victorian Gothic Revival home has been restored with the help of the current owners, one of whom welcomes the guests to the house and gives them a personal tour of the mansion and outdoor gardens.

“With all of our Be My Guest experiences, we like to give our guests the opportunity to interact with locals and experience their destination as an insider rather than a visitor,” said Paul Wiseman, president of Trafalgar USA. “Speaking to and dining with a homeowner and innkeeper in Wales is a fantastic way for Trafalgar guests to get a real feel for Welsh culture, one they won’t be able to get with other tour operators or traveling by themselves.”

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