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Trafalgar

4.5 | Great
  • 90% Recommend
Service Level
  • Standard
Type
  • Global Operator
Established
  • 1947
Headquarters
  • London, UK
Trips
  • 358

10,759
Trafalgar Reviews & Ratings 90% Recommend

4.5 out of 5
Excellent 6,696 Great 3,032 Average 718 Disappointing 184 Terrible 129
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4.5 Meals:
4.5

Tour Reviews

AS

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We just finished The Best of Canada… May 2023

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We just finished The Best of Canada tour with Trafalgar and it was first class every day. Hotels were beautiful and located in great areas. Bus and driver were great. Tour director was the best! I would recommend them. And we,like others, had 2 trips canceled and we waited along with thousands of others for a refund. But we knew it was going to take time and patience is a wonderful thing! We will travel with them again.
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uK

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Ein sehr gutes Reiseunternehmen mit den… March 2023

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Ein sehr gutes Reiseunternehmen mit den Promos allgemein. Wir sind gerade auf Malediven und alles geklappt wie gebucht. Macht weiter so

SR

Recommends

Our guide, Patrick, was one of the most thoughtful, knowledgeable, and articulate people we had ever met! January 2023

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Our guide, Patrick, was one of the most thoughtful, knowledgeable, and articulate people we had ever met! He made sure there was something for everyone, shouted out personal details for everyone, and created a familial atmosphere to help everyone relax and learn together. The local knowledge he and his local counterparts provided added layers of context and history to every beautiful site was saw. He advocated extensively for those with allergies to get real food and not miss out on delicacies, which is a level of compassion I rarely see in the service industry. He made everything memorable and the trip would not have had the level of magic that we will forever remember without him.
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NS

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hotels was good, coach was good, experiences was good, tour guide and bus driver was great. January 2023

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
hotels was good, coach was good, experiences was good, tour guide and bus driver was great.

SS

Recommends

Best of Italy was excellent course. January 2023

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Tour ****** Shasa was excellent reading group.
Kind and nice organized. I guess everybody was happy.

DZ

Recommends

Well organized January 2023

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Well organized. Sasha the tour guide was awesome! Sets expectations, gives you all the useful information. I would definitely go with him again if opportunity comes.

FAQ

Are flights included?
Airfare is not included on Trafalgar tours, however their agents can assist with booking flights for you.
Do I need Travel Insurance?

While not required, travel insurance is highly recommended. You can purchase through Trafalgar directly or use your own. See our top recommended Travel Insurance Options »

What is the Average Group Size?
40-45 on Europe tours, and a max of 52 on tours in the USA and Canada.
What is the age range?
Trafalgar tours cater primarily to recent retirees in the 50+ range, however anyone interested in an easy paced, culture and history centric tour will enjoy their itineraries.
Is there a Single Supplement for Solo Travelers?
Yes. Trafalgar requires that single travelers pay a supplement if they wish to have a private room. These supplements are often heavily discounted however depending on the destination and group size.
Are kids welcome?
Yes. Trafalgar welcomes kids and families on their tours, provided kids are 5 years old minimum. They also have a special series of Family Friendly tours.
What kind of luggage should I bring?
Trafalgar requires that you bring one suitcase only, plus a small carryon. Dimensions: 76cm x 46cm x 25cm (30” x 18” x 10”) and weight not exceeding 23kg (50 lbs).

From Trafalgar

At Trafalgar, we passionately believe 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, we 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 our guests beyond the obvious sights that has helped us grow over the past 65 years into one of the most trusted and successful international guided vacation/holiday companies in the world. From Europe to the United States, South America to South Africa, and with the recent addition of Asia, we pride ourselves on uncovering the hidden gems, cultural highlights and not-to-be-missed attractions of the places you visit. We’ll help you delve deep into the heart of each city and capture the true essence of each new destination.

We are committed to establishing lasting relationships with our guests by exceeding their expectations the first time and every time, through consistently outstanding quality of service, experience and value.

We're proud to be the most globally awarded guided travel company. Every year, we win some of the most prestigious travel accolades around the world – from the Travel Globes to the Agents' Choice Awards. We've collected 46 major travel awards over the last five years alone, as well as the Gold Trusted Merchant Award from independent reviews provider Feefo.

About the company:

As the world’s most awarded and loved travel company, Trafalgar unlocks the best of the world for every traveller. From the iconic sites to breaking bread with locals at private Be My Guest experiences, guests can be assured of a dream holiday without the stress of 'what ifs'. Committed to Make Travel Matter, Trafalgar aims to make a positive impact on locals, communities and wildlife visited, and the planet we call home. With tried and tested tours, created by local travel experts in destination and enjoyed by more than 5million happy guests, Trafalgar’s proud to be recognised by its Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award.

Trafalgar is part of the family-owned and run The Travel Corporation (TTC), driven by service for over one hundred years.

 

Associations:

 

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Travel is an incredible gift. It has the ability to open our eyes to the unique cultures and spellbinding beauty of the natural world. But with this gift comes a responsibility – to protect the world as we know it. At TreadRight, our mission is clear; to have a positive impact on the people and communities we visit, to protect wildlife and marine life, and to care for the planet we call home.

A not-for-profit organization created as a joint initiative between The Travel Corporation’s (TTC) family of brands, The TreadRight Foundation has supported some 60-plus sustainable tourism projects worldwide.

 

United States Tour Operators Association, American Society of Travel Agents

Awards:

 

Country Award  Category  Year
UK Telegraph Travel Awards 2015-16 Best escorted tour operator 2016
USA  Travvy Best Escorted Tour Operator, Europe  2015
USA  Travvy Best Escorted Tour Operator, Mexico & Latin America  2015
UK  Travel Weekly Globe Awards Best Mainstream Touring Company  2015
Australia National Travel Industry Awards Best Tour Operator - International: Trafalgar 2013
Australia Out & About with kids Best of Family Travel 2013
USA Travel Weekly Readers' Choice Awards Best International Tour Operator, Europe 2012
USA Travel Weekly Readers' Choice Award Best International Tour Operator 2007-2011
USA AAA Supplier Award Best in Sales Support 2011
USA TravAlliance Awards: Leisure Travel Leaders Award Best Tour Operator 2010
Canada Loyalty One - Package Vacation & Cruise Best Supplier of the Year 2009
UK The TTG Awards Rail, Road or Sea Operator of the Year 2009

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8 days
Group tour
Comfort (4*)
Physical :
From: $ 2,150

Highlights

  • Kinlochard: Join the Wood family at their 15th-century farm on the shores of Loch Ard for a home-cooked Scottish Be My Guest dinner, tales of Rob Roy and a few foot-tapping ceilidh tunes.
  • Glasgow: Visit Clydeside Distillery for a tour and a tasting of their whisky as you learn of their long history.
  • Edinburgh: Explore the city with your Local Specialist as you travel along Princes Street to see the Scott Memorial, the neoclassical Adam facades of New Town and the official Scottish residence of the King, Palace of Holyroodhouse.
  • St. Andrews: Visit the university town where the famous beach scene from 'Chariots of Fire' was filmed and see the golf course where the sport was created.
  • Scottish Highlands: Admire picturesque lochs and glens as you travel through the Scottish Highlands.
  • Inverness: At the exciting Culloden Visitor Centre, discover why the Battle of Culloden lasted only an hour yet changed the Highland way of life forever.
  • Fort William: Enjoy an excellent view of Ben Nevis from the World War II Commando Memorial.
  • Glencoe: Visit this Highland village on Loch Leven.
  • Glasgow: See the grand public buildings of Glasgow, including George Square.
  • Stirling: Visit Stirling and see its castle, once the seat of Scottish royalty.
  • Inverness: Learn from a rewilding expert on the reintroduction of native animal species such as the Scottish red squirrel, lynx and beaver into the wild, and the reforestation of the Caledonian pine forest. This experience advances the United Nation’s Global Goal 15: Life on Land. Visitors to the rewilding centre directly contribute to safeguarding one of the most beautiful and ancient landscape in Europe, that is in a critical condition.
  • Explore Edinburgh with a Local Specialist
  • Discover Glasgow and Stirling
  • Visit Edinburgh Castle, Pitlochry, the Isle of Skye, Glasgow Cathedral, Culloden Battlefield, Stirling Castle and a whisky distillery.
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8 days
Group tour
Comfort (4*)
Physical :
From: $ 1,595

Highlights

  • Kinlochard: Join the Wood family at their 15th-century farm on the shores of Loch Ard for a home-cooked Scottish Be My Guest lunch, tales of Rob Roy and a few foot-tapping ceilidh tunes.
  • Stirling:
  • Edinburgh: Explore the city with your Local Specialist as you travel along Princes Street to see the Scott Memorial, the neoclassical Adam facades of New Town and the official Scottish residence of the King, Palace of Holyroodhouse.
  • St. Andrews: Visit the university town where the famous beach scene from 'Chariots of Fire' was filmed and see the golf course where the sport was created.
  • Scottish Highlands: Admire picturesque lochs and glens as you travel through the Scottish Highlands.
  • Fort William: Enjoy an excellent view of Ben Nevis from the World War II Commando Memorial.
  • Glencoe: Visit this Highland village on Loch Leven.
  • Glasgow: See the grand public buildings of Glasgow, including George Square.
  • Stirling: Visit Stirling and see its castle, once the seat of Scottish royalty.
  • Inverness: Learn from a rewilding expert on the reintroduction of native animal species such as the Scottish red squirrel, lynx and beaver into the wild, and the reforestation of the Caledonian pine forest. This experience advances the United Nation’s Global Goal 15: Life on Land. Visitors to the rewilding centre directly contribute to safeguarding one of the most beautiful and ancient landscape in Europe, that is in a critical condition.
  • Explore Edinburgh with a Local Specialist
  • Discover Glasgow and Stirling
  • Visit Edinburgh Castle, Pitlochry, the Isle of Skye, Glasgow Cathedral, Culloden Battlefield, Stirling Castle and a whisky distillery.
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11 days
Group tour
Comfort (4*)
Physical :
From: $ 3,225

Highlights

  • Florence: The Pazzi and de Medici feud is brought to light in this visit to the 12th-century Castle of Trebbio where you will enjoy a traditional Tuscan Be My Guest buffet, explore the cellars, and indulge in olive oil and wine tasting.
  • Rome: During an orientation with your Travel Director see the medieval buildings, Renaissance palaces and Baroque churches scattered throughout the city.
  • Vatican: Visit Vatican City and tour St. Peter's Basilica with a Local Specialist. Witness the early genius of Michelangelo as you take in the Pietà.
  • Rome: Experience Rome through the eyes of a local, as a passionate Roman guides you past the city's most iconic sites.
  • Tuscany: View the stunning landscape of Tuscany on your drive today.
  • Florence: Join a Local Specialist to view the multi-coloured marble cathedral, bell tower and baptistery, adorned by Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise. Visit the political heart of the city, Signoria Square.
  • Florence: See the area around Santa Croce Basilica, famous for the quality of its luxury goods, and witness a gold and leatherwork demonstration.
  • Switzerland: Marvel at the Alpine landscape as you drive past breathtakingly beautiful mountains and valleys.
  • Lucerne: During an orientation with your Travel Director, see the Lion Monument, Old Town Hall and Chapel Bridge, the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe.
  • Paris: Join a Local Specialist to discover the hidden squares and secret lanes of Paris.
  • London: See London's iconic sites with a Local Specialist.
  • Venice: Learn about the history and ancient skill of Venetian glassblowing, playing your role in ensuring the survival of this traditional craft through your visit.
  • Explore Rome, Florence, Paris and London with a Local Specialist
  • Discover Venice and Lucerne
  • Visit St. Peter's Basilica in Rome and a glassblowing factory in Venice
  • View the Colosseum and other ancient sites in Rome, St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, the Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, the Champs-Élysées, the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, the White Cliffs of Dover, Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament in London
  • See the Tuscan countryside, the vineyards of Burgundy and the Somme Battlefield in France
  • Scenic Cruise by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice
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12 days
Group tour
Comfort (4*)
Physical :
From: $ 3,395

Highlights

  • Florence: The Pazzi and de Medici feud is brought to light in this visit to the 12th-century Castle of Trebbio where you will enjoy a traditional Tuscan Be My Guest buffet, explore the cellars, and indulge in olive oil and wine tasting.
  • Rome: During an orientation with your Travel Director see the medieval buildings, Renaissance palaces and Baroque churches scattered throughout the city.
  • Vatican: Visit Vatican City and tour St. Peter's Basilica with a Local Specialist. Witness the early genius of Michelangelo as you take in the Pietà.
  • Rome: Discover ancient treasures of Rome with a passionate local. See Circus Maximus and the Ancient Forum, and stand beside the Colosseum, which bears witness to the limitless courage of the gladiators.
  • Monte Cassino: View the abbey on Monte Cassino, founded by Saint Benedict in 529.
  • Pompeii: Walk with a Local Specialist through the cobbled streets of this ill-fated town, frozen in time since the 1st century.
  • Capri: Join a Local Specialist on a walk through elegant Capri to gain insight into the island's local culture and historic landmarks.
  • Positano: Drive along the Amalfi Coast to visit this seaside town. See the pastel rainbow of colourful houses precariously stacked upon one another as if cascading from the hilltop to the water.
  • Tuscany: View the stunning landscape of Tuscany on your drive today.
  • Florence: Join a Local Specialist to view the multi-coloured marble cathedral, bell tower and baptistery, adorned by Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise. Visit the political heart of the city, Signoria Square.
  • Florence: See the area around Santa Croce Basilica, famous for the quality of its luxury goods, and witness a gold and leatherwork demonstration.
  • Venice: Learn about the history and ancient skill of Venetian glassblowing, playing your role in ensuring the survival of this traditional craft through your visit.
  • Explore Rome, Pompeii, Capri and Florence with a Local Specialist
  • Discover Amalfi Town and Venice
  • Visit St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, the ruins of Pompeii, the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Cassino and a glassblowing factory in Venice
  • View the ancient sites in Rome, the Benedictine Abbey in Cassino, the Duomo in Florence and St. Mark's Basilica in Venice
  • Scenic Cruise to the Isle of Capri and by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice
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