About Trafalgar Tours

Trafalgar Tours passionately believes in the power of travel to broaden the mind and build bridges between people. By sharing with you the hidden places not mentioned in guidebooks, the local people you wouldn't otherwise meet and the traditions you may not have experienced by yourself, they ensure that you get the 'insider' view: an authentic and enhanced experience you simply could not have had on your own.

It is this dedication to taking their guests beyond the obvious sights that has helped them grow over the past 60 years into one of the most trusted and successful international guided vacation companies in the world. From Europe to the US, from South America to South Africa, Trafalgar prides themselves on uncovering the hidden gems, cultural highlights and not-to-be-missed attractions of the places you visit. They'll help you delve deep into the heart of off-the-beaten-track cities and towns and capture the true essence of each new destination. You'll benefit from having an expert Tour Director at the helm, supported by charismatic local guides along the way, ready to share their local knowledge with you and your new-found friends.

For a vacation brimming with options, flexibility and truly authentic experiences, travelers need look no further than Trafalgar. By traveling with an insider, you'll discover a world of endless possibility, on a vacation you'll never forget.

On Tour:

While on tour, you should relax, unwind and enjoy your vacation.

So the best way of assuring your peace of mind is to take care of everything for you.

Forget all the hassles and headaches. Trafalgar will make all the arrangements, take care of every detail, and leave you free to concentrate on the fun things. They've covered everything. Which is why you can dream, pack, and leave...the rest to them.

Here are just a few of the seamless features you will have the chance to enjoy on your Trafalgar vacation:

  • Dining – All breakfasts and around half of your evening meals are included. Trafalgar has also introduced Be My Guest dining experiences and Local Specialties to their First Class European tours to further enrich your experience.
  • Accommodation – Trafalgar offers you the highest standards of personal service and amenities, all of which are constantly monitored by their in-house Quality Control team.
  • Coaches, Trains & Ships – Whether you travel by coach, ship or train, they'll ensure that you travel in style. They only use state-of-the-art, modern transport to ensure that you are safe and comfortable at all times.
  • Optional Excursions – Their expertly crafted itineraries strike the perfect balance. You will miss none of the "must-see" highlights and enjoy ample free time on your own to explore or to take a great value optional excursion.
  • Hidden Treasures – Their Hidden Treasures ensure that your experience is even more uniquely authentic. Following your expert Tour Director's confident footsteps and sage advice, you'll discover the Hidden Treasures of your destination - the places not mentioned in guide books, the people you wouldn't otherwise meet, the traditions you may not have experienced on your own.

Tour Directors:

Sightseeing is fun, but it's a Trafalgar Tour Director that really brings a destination to life. Their Tour Directors are the finest in the industry. Their local knowledge and unfailing friendliness provides you with a personalized "concierge" service which ensures you get the very best out of every single day. They are experienced travelers, learned historians and culture buffs. Through their in-depth expertise, you'll discover the history and be immersed in cultures of the places you visit.

Your Tour Directors can help interpret, show you how to get good value while shopping and how to spot a fake from the real deal. They make things smoother, more interesting and ultimately more enjoyable. They are your friend in an unfamiliar place.

Trafalgar also uses expert local guides to further enhance your sightseeing experience. When you are traveling on your own it's all too easy to pass through a place without touching the sides. That's why their expert local guides are so invaluable - they tell the less well known tales, relate the more curious stories, recall the most obscure events and reveal the best guarded secrets to ensure every moment is full of discovery and brimming with surprises.

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Imperial Highlights
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Duration: 10 days Countries: Germany, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic
Description: Enjoy the regal air of Munich, Prague, Budapest, Vienna and Salzburg on this majestic trip of Europe for less. Find 1000 year old castles, medieval cities and fantastic gilded statues. Listen closely for the sound of music in Vienna or why not relax on a serene cruise on the inspiring Danube River.
Prague, Vienna and Budapest
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Duration: 10 days Countries: Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic
Description: This relaxing look at three historic riverside cities gives you time to get an authentic inside view of their culture and traditions - an alternative to more obvious European capitals. It's insider moments like sneaking into Vienna's masterpiece-filled Museum of Fine Arts before it opens to the general public, on an exclusive private visit to admire works by the old masters without any crowds.
Highlights of Spain and Portugal
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Duration: 13 days Countries: Spain, Portugal
Description: This trip shows Spain and Portugal at their best - the Alhambra Palace, the Hanging Houses of Cuenca, the historic port of Cadiz and vibrant cities like Madrid, Valencia and Lisbon. It's Insider moments like finding out why a metal feather-plumed opera house, eye-shaped planetarium and 'water lily' aquarium emerged from a riverbed, as you walk around Valencia, City of Arts and Science.
Britain and Ireland Highlights
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Duration: 10 days Countries: Britain, Ireland
Description: Engineering, invention and Romantic Poets, the epic diversity squeezed into a remarkably tiny region is explored through the towns, cities and countryside of Britain and Ireland. You'll enjoy Insider moments like admiring the beauty and grace of pure thoroughbred horses, you learn the history of the Irish National Stud Farm and its royal connections, and explore the lush grounds on a private guided walk.
Best of Germany
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Duration: 12 days Country: Germany
Description: The scenery of the Rhine, Black Forest and Bavarian Alps; the history of Frankfurt, Rothenburg and Heidelberg; the modernity of Berlin and Munich - this trip reveals Germany at its best. You'll enjoy insider moments like your first glimpse through Castle Liebenstein's ramparts down to the villages and boats on the Rhine below, as you make your way up to the hillside fortress after your cruise along the river.
Best of Italy
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Duration: 13 days Country: Italy
Description: The essence of 'la dolce vita' is explored through the cuisine, art and landscapes of Italy, from its iconic cities and turquoise lakes to its balmy southern shores. It's Insider moments like taking a private boat to secluded Isola Madre on Lake Maggiore, where Signor Telli takes you for a traditional meal at his restaurant - a place inspired by a young prince who used to play here.
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Secrets of Rockies and Glacier National Park
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Duration: 10 days Country: USA & Canada
Description: The glaciers, national parks and laid-back cities of western Canada are just some of the highlights on this adventure into places like Calgary, Lake Louise, Whistler, Jasper and Banff. You'll enjoy Insider moments like discovering the wildlife and iconic scenery of Glacier National Park with a local naturalist, who shares knowledge and insights as you explore onboard one the parks private 'Red Jammer' buses.
Scenic Parks Explorer
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Duration: 15 days Country: USA
Description: The ultimate national park adventure, visiting seven parks in the west and mid-west, diverse landscapes emerge, from Mesa Verde's carved canyon houses to Bryce Canyon's towering hoodoos. You'll enjoy Insider moments like experiencing the food and lifestyle of a real cowboy on a cookout in Billings, and discovering the history of local legend, Buffalo Bill, in Cody. Exploring the staggering size and beauty of the iconic Grand Canyon, it's meeting an expert geologist who reveals the ancient natural events that resulted in its formation. And listening to the sounds of nature on a stroll through Yellowstone with a park expert, who adds insights into the geothermal features, wildlife and forests.
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Secrets of Ecuador
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Duration: 9 days Country: Ecuador
Description: Ecuador's colours and contrasts are featured on this incredible exploration: Otavalos outdoor market, Cotopaxi National Park, Devil's Nose Train and UNESCO World Heritage sites like Cuenca. You'll enjoy Insider moments like 3,000 roses filling the Jarrin family's hacienda, as you join them for local treats like 'llapingachos', cheesy potato cakes, after exploring their rose plantation. It's staying at a restored 17th century hacienda once owned by King Phillip III of Spain.
Impressions of South America
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Duration: 10 days Country: Brazil & Argentina
Description: This leisurely South America trip gives you Sugar Loaf Mountain, the Christ the Redeemer statue and Iguassu Falls by day - and samba fun in Rio and tango in Buenos Aires by night. It's Insider moments like sneaking behind the scenes at elegant Teatro Cólon, built in 1908 for a society that demanded elite opera in Buenos Aires – discover the main stage and explore the backstage. And you learn to mix the perfect caipirinha – Brazil's citrusy national drink – at a barbecue night at the local churrascaria, giving a real taste of how the locals party with music, tasty barbecued meats and cocktails.
No matter what type of escape you're looking for - urban or rural, active or relaxed - Trafalgar Tours has a vacation that will cater to your interests and personality.
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