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Trafalgar Reviews: (656)
Tours on Sale: 244
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 Destinations

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Trafalgar Asia Tours
Asia (19 Trips)
Trafalgar Canada & Alaska Tours
Canada & Alaska (19 Trips)
Trafalgar Europe Tours
Europe (121 Trips)
Trafalgar South & Central America Tours
South & Central America (19 Trips)
Trafalgar UK & Ireland Tours
UK & Ireland (26 Trips)
Trafalgar USA Tours
USA (40 Trips)

656 Trafalgar Tour Reviews

Read the reviews for Trafalgar from Global Journeys' past Aussie & Kiwi clients

Summary

Average 4.5 out of 5 based on 656 user reviews.

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NSW, Australia
Nov 2017
“A great taste of the UK”
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Great trip. Tour director was very informative and quite witty. The driver was very capable and pleasant. They kept an eye on us always making sure we were aware of what we were doing next etc.
NSW, Australia
Oct 2017
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“Global Journeys are the BEST!”
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I would highly recommend Global Journeys as a booking agency! They made every aspect of the booking easy and worry free. They are highly efficient, helpful and thoroughly professional.
New Zealand
Oct 2017
1 Helpful Vote
“US East coast and Canada”
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Wow what a fantastic trip and the group we travelled with were a lot of fun. The tour director(Ben Conte) was top class and kept us entertained with his great stories. Timing was perfect in early October (fall) as the colour of the trees were spectacular. We spent additional time in New York before the trip which was highly recommended. We loved the vibe and the pre tour trip out to the statue of liberty was a great icebreaker.

All the destinations had something to offer though Niagara falls was amazing, particularly the optional helicopter flight. We loved the history and character of Quebec City and would have loved to spend more time there and for those who love museums and monuments you cant beat Washington, what a great place to visit.

Overall the trip went very smoothly and just flew by. We were sorry to see it end and we are already thinking about other places we can visit with Trafalgar. Thanks for a great trip and the fond memories.
VIC, Australia
Oct 2017
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“Great way to see England/Scotland/Ireland & Wales”
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Juliet at Global Journeys was fabulous to deal with. Extremely efficient and get back to me within the day with any queries (even when I was overseas). Our trip was great with around 70% Aussies and great range of ages between approx. 45-70 so great group to mix with. Our guide Andrew was extremely knowledgeable with history of the countries which was fascinating.

As this was my first bus trip I had no expectations but it was busier than I thought it would be. Early mornings and full days and exhausted at the end of most days, but we did do and see a lot. So if you are thinking of a lazy, laid-back holiday this isn't for you. The accommodation was great and the quality of the food was also really good and a great variety.
QLD, Australia
Oct 2017
1 Helpful Vote
“Spectacular Scenery and Fascinating History in America’s Wild West”
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Trafalgar’s Scenic Parks Tour of US National Parks covers some truly spectacular scenery in an action-packed 15 days beginning and ending in Las Vegas. Having never travelled with Trafalgar before, we chose this trip based on the itinerary and both the tour and the company exceeded our expectations. The itinerary was well-constructed with a good balance of stunning scenery, historically significant places, and quirky experiences. I would not change one thing.

We were incredibly lucky to have wonderful weather that showed the National Parks off in all their glory. Just when we thought it couldn’t get better, another incredible landscape opened up before us. Our fantastic tour guide, Monte, taught us about the history of the American Native Tribes and the Wild West, took us to quirky little road stops along the way, and generally looked after every small detail. Our bus was quite spacious and very comfortable, and our driver Mark was absolutely meticulous about safety and cleanliness. Our hotels were excellent, especially where we stayed in National Park Lodges. This is a very busy trip with early starts and some long days of travel, but wonderful value. We would definitely recommend this trip with Trafalgar to anyone who loves scenery and history, and we will certainly travel with Trafalgar again.
VIC, Australia
Sep 2017
2 Trips
“Intensive trip through Western Europe”
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Trafalgar is good value for money and offers a wide range of travel itineraries to suit every whim and taste.
New Zealand
Sep 2017
1 Trip
“Perfect intro to Europe ”
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Our tour director Patrick was extremely knowledgeable, highly organised and great fun to travel with. We were a bit worried that 21 days was too long to spend on a coach tour but it flew by and was heaps of fun. Yes it was on the go but there was no other way we could have seen or experienced so much in the timeframe. The Grand European ticked so many boxes and was the perfect introduction to Europe for first timers like ourselves.
NSW, Australia
Sep 2017
1 Helpful Vote
“8 Day Hawaiian 3 islands”
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Hawaii, a place heard about in songs and movies. Lives up to the image, everywhere is a postcard picture. The hotels were great to start and just kept getting better with each change. Breakfast on an open balcony on top of a black lava rock looking out at the Pacific Ocean, later that night wait for the lights to come on and watch the manta rays come to the surface to feed, or maybe dining sitting beside a lagoon with waterfalls swans and ducks, you get to do all this plus much more.The tour through Hawaii (the Big Island) Volcano national park is spectacular. The roads follow the shore line. Ocean on one side and beautiful mountains on the other. Just great would gladly go back. This was our 4th trip with Global Journeys and our 2nd with Trafalgar, everything went according to plan, no worries.
WA, Australia
Sep 2017
1 Trip
“Fantastic holiday by train throughout Switzerland”
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Had a fantastic time travelling around Switzerland on all the major scenic railways. An organised and knowledgeable tour leader, great travel companions and magnificent mountainous scenery has left us with great memories and fantastic photos. Glad we participated in all the optional experiences, every one was memorable. Thank you!
Qld, Australia
Sep 2017
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“Glimpses of Spain and Portugal”
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Tour was a mix of Americans, Canadians and Aussies. A good crowd. Cannot comment on our coach driver Sergio as he didn’t interact with us. He did his job well. Our guide Anna was very friendly and did her job well. Only thing was if you hadn’t done a group tour before she made out you were missing out on things if you didn’t do all the extra options. You have to look at all the things you are going to do in the day as well. Because some days were so full and as soon as you were at your hotel you had to be ready for your next paid excursion. Not a lot of time if you want to look around local area. Some hotels not in town areas so you have to make your own way around. Trafalgar didn’t seem to have anything organised for the people to get around if you didn’t take paid excursions.
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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.

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Filled with all the essential information you need to assist you in preparing for your tour with Trafalgar.

Asia

Central Europe

Europe and Britain

Italy and combinations

Spain, Portugal, Morocco and France

Britain and Ireland

Eastern Mediterranean

Europe Discoveries

South America

USA and Canada

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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