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Trafalgar Reviews: (676)
Tours on Sale: 227
Accommodation: 4-4.5 Star
Average Age: 45-60+ years
Types: Coach Tours & Small Group Tours
Max Group Size(s): 49 & 26
Budget: Premium
Destinations: Asia, Canada & Alaska, Europe, South & Central America, UK & Ireland, USA'
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Trafalgar Asia Tours
Asia (18 Trips)
Trafalgar Canada & Alaska Tours
Canada & Alaska (4 Trips)
Trafalgar Europe Tours
Europe (115 Trips)
Trafalgar Middle East Tours
Middle East (12 Trips)
Trafalgar South & Central America Tours
South & Central America (15 Trips)
Trafalgar UK & Ireland Tours
UK & Ireland (26 Trips)
Trafalgar USA Tours
USA (37 Trips)
676 Trafalgar Tour Reviews Read the reviews for Trafalgar from Global Journeys' past Aussie & Kiwi clients

Summary

Average 4.5 out of 5 based on 676 user reviews.

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WA, Australia
Mar 2018
2 Trips
“Interesting and Enjoyable”
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The Irish highlights tour was a great way of seeing Ireland in miniature. You got to see the main areas. I found that if I went wandering through the villages instead of having lunch it gave me a full view of day to day life with the locals, popping into their supermarkets was a great way of seeing everything and grabbing a sandwich at the same time.
QLD, Australia
Mar 2018
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2 Trips
“Ticked all the boxes ... and more!!”
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A fabulous trip that exceeded all my expectations in every way. Hotels were exceptional - 5 star all the way with excellent proximity to everything. The bigger the city though, the smaller the room!! Included meals were excellent - again better than expected - certainly for a person who isn't usually wild about Japanese food.

Our guide, Yama, was exceptional, and ran the trip like clockwork - which is how everything in Japan seems to run. Ours was the PERFECT departure time for cherry blossoms in the coastal and lower areas and snow in the Alps. The highlights for me were the night in the traditional ryokan, the glorious views of Mt Fuji, Hiroshima, the thousands of Tori gates and Miyajima.

The trip was fairly full on with some quite early starts and late finishes and the walking was substantial - no less than 10kms per day. The optional tours (4) did not represent great value - especially the one pub meal where the food was not all that great and the concept of sharing was not the same as ours!! The tea ceremony was only 30 minutes long. The Gion theatre tour was more interesting and we could not have done that one on our own as its very popular and certainly the best of the optional tours.

I was surprised at how expensive EVERYTHING is in Japan. A can of coke at dinner - $10 (no drinks were included with any of our dinner meals - so all represented additional extras). No such thing as diet drinks - the Japanese don't need them. Vending machines are everywhere and much cheaper for drinks and ice creams. Ice cram varieties are amazing and delicious and well worth trying.

The only thing I didn't like was the crowds of people - we queued for everything - even when we had bookings. The congestion on streets made walking up some streets really difficult and not great for strolling. Can highly recommend the trip as a great introduction to an amazing country and culture.
VIC, Australia
Mar 2018
1 Trip
“Amazing 10 Day Imperial Europe ”
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We were so lucky to have a wonderful and caring 2 people, our driver Milan and tour director Jeffrey. They gave and provide their best for the 40 people who did the tour. It's well organised and everyone really had an enjoyable time. Meeting and getting to know new friends. The only problem is going back to the airport. Although, I mentioned before we left if we can get a transport to the airport, and came back to me that it was okay... at the end, we still need to provide our own transport. Aside from that, I am looking forward to do it again.
WA, Australia
Mar 2018
2 Trips
“UK Tour”
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The UK Tour was good but more towns in each country should be offered. What really made the holiday good for me was Kate Allen (Guide) and the bus driver Terry. They really work well together and tried to make sure everyone was enjoying themselves.

One complaint was the last day, being put on the sidewalk outside the hotel after having everything done done for you previously wasn't very nice. Also Kate organised the rooms the hotel gave us but on that last day this was not so and I received a room next to the elevators and was no bigger than a matchbox, so this put a dampener on the holiday.
VIC, Australia
Mar 2018
1 Trip
“Splendid Splendours of Japan tour”
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I thoroughly enjoyed this 13 day tour with Trafalgar. The itinerary took us to the highlights of Japan in a comfortable tour that ticked all the boxes. The accommodation was very good and the included meals were mostly excellent. Our Tour Director really made this trip. Masa was very helpful, considerate and certainly gave us just the right amount of information at the right time.

I would have expected all coaches to have WIFI at this price point, and that did detract a little from the overall value for money. The sightseeing and explanations were excellent. I highly recommend this tour, it is not cheap but certainly value for money.
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About Trafalgar Why you should choose to travel with Trafalgar on your next holiday
What Sets Trafalgar Apart?
What Sets Trafalgar Apart?

No other operator has been able to come close to establishing anything like our network of local characters; from chefs and artisans to historians, farmers and even taxi drivers. You'll eat with them, drink with them; listen to their stories. You'll find they'll open up your understanding of your destination in ways you never imagined. Trafalgar offer more destinations and more types of holiday than any other guided travel operator and there's always an element of free time and flexibility built-in. You'll be a VIP, enjoying exclusive access to selected sights, avoid queues at major attractions, benefit from luggage porterage right to your room, and stay in carefully selected hotels. We deliver what we promise: the real deal.

Discover Your Travel Style
Discover Your Travel Style

Trafagar have more trip styles to choose from than any other guided travel company.

  • Discoveries - Explore several countries at a faster pace
  • Regional Explorer - Discover a region in two or more countries
  • Country Explorer - Discover one country in depth
  • At Leisure Tours - Enjoy later starts and longer stays at a more leisurely pace
  • Family Experiences - Designed so the family can learn and have fun together
  • Hidden Journeys - Enjoy less visited places in groups of 26 or less
  • CostSaver - All the essentials without compromising on quality
Travel Directors - See The World With An Insider
Travel Directors - See The World With An Insider

Our Travel Directors are carefully selected for their knowledge and enthusiasm. Whether they're introducing you to a local artisan, revealing a hidden treasure or simply helping you to plan your day, they are your ideal friend and companion, wherever you are on your travels. From checking you into your hotel room to recommending a local eatery, your Travel Director's aim is to make travelling easy. Maybe you like to be guided every inch of the way. Or perhaps you just want a nudge in the right direction. However you like to travel, your Travel Director will make your trip unforgettable.

Local Specialists - Bringing Each Destination To Life
Local Specialists - Bringing Each Destination To Life

Seeing the sights isn't enough. You need someone to explain them to you to make them come to life. Someone who won't just give you the kind of information you might glean from guidebooks, but show you how it's done, or supply you with fresh insights and anecdotes to make your guided holiday memorable. Local Specialists are local characters – dancers, archaeologists, geologists, artisans – whose remit is to take you deeper into local culture. So you don't just see what's new and different, you experience it in a way that's fresh and vital.

Authentic Accommodation - Wake Up Somewhere Unique
Authentic Accommodation - Wake Up Somewhere Unique

Some of the hotels we've found capture local culture in a way that's entirely unique; hence the name 'Authentic Accommodation'. Join us for a night's stay at the hotel where JFK proposed to Jackie Onassis. Or get a feel for what it was like to be an old-time Italian king while staying at the Albergo Dell'Agenzia – the former country estate of King Carlo Alberto of Savoy. After all, there's nothing like waking up in a place that has a history.

Be My Guest - Your Invitation To Dine With The Locals
Be My Guest - Your Invitation To Dine With The Locals

Food tastes so much better when it's shared with local people who have a story to tell. Perhaps that's why our Be My Guest experiences are so popular. You'll dine with local families in their homes, learn how to cook regional dishes, and share a glass or two with winemakers at their vineyards; giving you a deeper understanding of their lives and history.

Trafalgar FAQ's Some of the frequently asked questions Trafalgar receive from their clients
When can I expect to get my travel documents & itinerary?

Travel documents, including any air tickets, tour itinerary, hotel lists, and helpful hints and other information are sent approximately 20 days prior to your tour departure. Your Global Journeys Tour Consultant can organise these earlier if you are travelling before your holiday starts.

How many people will be on my trip?

You'll find an average of 40 to 45 guests on trips throughout Europe, and a maximum of 52 guests on trips throughout the United States and Canada.

Will I have free time?

Each itinerary offers the perfect balance of downtime and discoveries. We also give you the opportunity to tailor your trip with Optional Experiences. You might choose to enjoy some of the best seats in the house at the world-famous Moulin Rouge in Paris. Or maybe take a magical early-morning balloon ride over the Napa Valley. Trafalgar's At Leisure tours offer a more relaxed pace, with later starts and longer stays in each place.

What are the coaches like?

We pride ourselves on having the finest fleet of fuel-efficient, fully air-conditioned coaches – all with reclining seats and on-board restrooms. The high vantage point from your coach's window means you can take in all the glorious scenery, whether it's a vast rural landscape or an urban city centre. We also have on board WiFi.

Are the hotels air conditioned?

We select our hotels for their quality, impeccable service and comfort, with the majority of them having air-conditioning. Few hotels in the northern Alps or Europe have air conditioning due to the colder climate.

Can I book a group of friends?

Global Journeys take the hassle out of booking a group holiday - and we offer some great discounts for five or more people. Groups of five to eight people will receive 5% off the land-only part of their trip, and larger groups will save even more.

What is the single traveller supplement?

If you prefer the privacy of your own room, you can opt for our single supplement. The cost will depend on your trip and can be found in the pricing section of the itinerary. On many of our trips we offer discounts on the standard single supplement. If you'd rather not incur the additional expense, consider our single traveller room share option. We'll accommodate you with a fellow guest of the same gender, on a twin-bed basis.

What if I have special dietary requirements?

We can accommodate guests who are vegetarian and can assist with diabetic, gluten-free and other medically-recommended diets. Please advise us at time of booking. Unfortunately, we're unable to supply meals in accordance with strict religious requirements. We can't provide salt-free, Kosher, Halal, requests for specific dietary supplements such as soya milk, and high protein or low-carb meals.

How much luggage can I bring?

You can bring one suitcase per person with the dimensions of 76cm x 46cm x 25cm (30" x 18" x 10") and weight not exceeding 23kg (50 lbs) due to the limited space on the coach. You can also bring one piece of hand luggage, provided it is small enough to take on the coach and does not have telescopic handles. All baggage handling is provided at no extra charge. One suitcase per person will be brought to your hotel room.

Are tips included?

We'll check you in, look after your luggage and take care of all hotel porterage, tips and gratuities - whether it is for restaurant staff, chambermaids or porters. The option to pre-pay gratuities for the Travel Director and Driver is available. Please request this at the time of enquiry and your Tour Consultant will include it in your quote.

What is Gold Seal Protection?

Gold Seal Protection is designed to provide you with peace of mind. For $99 should you choose to cancel your guided holiday for any reason, prior to 30 days from departure date, Trafalgar will refund your deposit and/or guided holiday payment. Gold Seal Protection must be paid with the deposit and cannot be added at any later date. If you wish for us to include this protection in your quote, please let us know when completing your 'Quote Request'.

Will I need to pack formal clothes?

This will depend on not only your personal preference, but the destinations you're visiting and the time of year you'll be travelling. We'd recommend bringing at least one smart outfit for special evenings.

What are Optional Experiences and when can I book them?

We realise that everyone likes some time to themselves, which is why we've left free time on all of our itineraries. If you want to get the most out of your destination, our Optional Experiences let you tailor your trip. Your Travel Director will tell you about all of the Optional Experiences available on the first day of your trip. Payment can be made by credit card or cash.

Will I need electrical adaptors?

Electrical plugs and outlets differ throughout the world. We recommend bringing a universal travel adaptor that's suitable for the countries you are travelling to.

Will I be able to get laundry done?

Most hotels do offer a laundry service and in some cities Laundromats are also available. However, it's sensible to try and pack enough clothing to avoid having to do laundry, as it can sometimes be costly or inconvenient.

Is there seat rotation on the coach?

Yes, your Travel Director will implement a seat rotation system, whereby all guests will rotate their seats on the coach daily. This allows for everyone to experience the spectacular views from different seats, and you'll have a better opportunity to get to know your fellow travellers.

What if I become ill on my trip and am unable to continue?

Your Travel Director will assist you with a doctor's visit or hospitalisation should you require. Trafalgar has a dedicated Customer Care Department in Europe, or our Operations Department in the relevant country will contact you to offer assistance and advice, coordinate with your travel insurance company and keep in touch until you are able to re-join the trip or return home. This service is included in the cost of your trip; however it is not a replacement for travel insurance, which we strongly advise you to purchase.

Why is my contact information collected when I book?

There may be times when unforeseen events beyond our control impacttravel schedules and potentially disrupt cruises, tours, or packages. These include, but are not limited to, severe weather conditions, acts of nature, and government travel advisories. Under such circumstances, it is critical that Trafalgar be able to contact you immediately and reliably - including nights, weekends, and holidays - to make sure we've informed you of any possible changes to your travel.

Arrival & Departure Information What happens when you arrive at your destination, including information on airport transfers with Trafalgar
Transfers in Europe

All Trafalgar guests receive complimentary arrival and departure transfers by shuttle coach on the arrival and departure day of their guided holiday at specified times. Any guests whose flight times do not coincide with the shuttle coach transfer timings may choose to book and purchase a transfer. Additionally, guests arriving before or leaving after the scheduled holiday may also book and buy a transfer providing they also purchase the additional pre and post holiday hotel night(s) through Global Journeys & Trafalgar.

Trafalgar is pleased to offer complimentary airport transfers on our East Med itineraries, at any time either on the first or last day of the holiday or on other days in conjunction with pre and post trip accommodation booked through Global Journeys & Trafalgar.

Transfers in London

Transfers can be expensive, particularly between the airport and your London hotel. Trafalgar has negotiated special group transfer rates from London's Heathrow Airport to the door of your Trafalgar London hotel - $75 per person per single trip to/from Heathrow Airport. For passengers flying into London's Gatwick Airport, Global Journeys & Trafalgar recommend the Gatwick Express, for details visit the Gatwick Express website at: www.gatwickexpress.com

Trafalgar's Transfer Terms & Conditions
Transfers in Americas & Canada

With Trafalgar you will receive complimentary arrival and departure transfers on all holidays by shuttle, minivan, private car or taxi, between designated airports and hotels on the starting and ending day of your holiday. We regret that we are unable to provide complimentary transfers for anyone arriving before the scheduled starting day of the holiday and/or leaving after the scheduled ending day of the holiday. You may, however, purchase these transfers from Trafalgar provided that you also purchase your extra night(s) from Global Journeys & Trafalgar.

Transfers in Asia

Complimentary airport transfers are available on the arrival and departure days of your trip, if you have booked your flights through Global Journeys & Trafalgar.

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