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TOTAL TRIPS: 288
AGE RANGE: 5-99 Years
BUDGET: Premium
882 Reviews (4.5/5)
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Trafalgar Reviews (882) View all 882 Trafalgar reviews from past clients of Global Journeys

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Beautiful scenes, not too hot or cold   0 , NSW, Australia, Nov 2022
November was a good time to visit with pleasant weather and beautiful scenery. Would recommend others to use Trafalgar as they were well organised with transfers.
European Whirl     0 , QLD, Australia, Oct 2022
What a way to see some lovely cities across parts of Europe! I went on this tour with no expectations other than to open my eyes to to new places and people and was not disappointed. There were far too many highlights to name however Venice and Lucerne took my breath away. The accommodation in each city was sufficient with some being a lot better ...read more than others but you have to expect that when travelling in a large group. Autumn in Europe is a beautiful time of year to travel with the beautiful colours and pleasant weather. As as a person who lives alone and likes being on their own, I was so pleased to have 48 others to travel with and would highly recommend booking a Trafalgar tour through Global Journeys. Took all the hard work out of doing everything myself.
Best of Italy   0 , NSW , Australia, Oct 2022
This was an excellent tour and special thanks to Hannah Campbell for organising a faultless tour. Though we have been to Italy four times before, this tour was most enjoyable, Trafalgar tour director was very well informed, pleasant and compassionate. There was no problem anywhere and it was a smooth journey from beginning to end. Look forward to going ...read more again with global journey and will be contacting Hannah again shortly.
Trafalgar - 9 days Colours of Sicily Tour   0 , NSW, Australia, Oct 2022
Our first time with Trafalgar and we would travel with them again. Our tour director, Alessia was great and a lot of fun. Our coach driver did an amazing job navigating steep hairpin turns! We felt very safe.

Sicily is a truly beautiful island and we were amazed at how much there is to see and do. The tour really highlighted the main events - Palermo, ...read more Cefalu, Agrigento, Erice, Ragusa, Syracuse, Catania, Taormina, Savoca & Mt Etna. The Valley of the Temples at Agrigento are a must see! We would have liked a bit more time in Taormina and Catania.

Hotels along the way were a mixed bag, but on the whole, quite comfortable. All transfers were seamless and it was a joy to leave bags out in the morning and have them waiting in your hotel room at the next destination. Trafalgar offer optional experiences at an extra cost and we did not do all of them. The optional tour to Cefalu, Savoca & Mt Etna though are a must do! The optional Marsala wine tour was a bit disappointing and I would not recommend it.

We had 'local specialist' tour guides in some places, they were all very knowledgeable, but Rafaella, our tour guide in Palermo & Monreale was a standout. She was so passionate about the history. We loved the little touches Alessia did - a little gift for everyone that was particular to the place or area we were in.

We highly recommend travelling to Sicily in the autumn as the weather is still quite warm, but not too hot and far less crowds. This made sightseeing far more enjoyable. The sea temperature was 24 degrees Celsius, so you can enjoy a swim. There were 32 people in the group and they were great, really enjoyed their company. I can appreciate the tour is a great way for solo travellers.
Lovely Portugal   0 , SA, Australia, Oct 2022
Our tour director, Pedro Pinto was excellent. Really enjoyed his banter and very informative on the areas we were driving through and places we visited. By the end of our trip though we realised that Trafalgar at this time is not the type of tour we are after. We prefer to get out from the bus more and get to walk around places more. We did enjoy ...read more the tour though. Portugal is steeped in history with some beautiful scenery and interesting towns and cities. Both Tracey and Georgia from Global Journeys were in touch as necessary and everything for the tour was sent to us well in advance. We didn’t need to worry about a thing.
Amazing trip to Central Europe     0 , NSW, Australia, Sep 2022
Our travel director Dean Smart and the two drivers we had were exceptional. They were very well organised, knowledgeable and friendly which made the trip an amazing experience. The itinerary was well planned. All hotels were good to excellent standard. Optionals were a little too much. If we were to do them all like some of our fellow travellers then ...read more it would be very tiring. So it's a good idea to pick and choose what you really want and stick to your plan. We liked the fact that we had two night stay in each city which gave us time to rest and/or explore on our own. Booking through Global Journeys was a breeze and Georgie was always quick to respond with all our questions and requests. Overall it was a great trip and I would definitely travel with Trafalgar and book with Global Journeys again.
Trafalgar tours in Israel and Turkey   0 , WA, Australia, Sep 2022
We love Turkey more than Israel, we travelled with Insight Vacations some 25 years ago, love it then and love it now. A lot to see with ancient sites. great cites, fantastic roads and lovely people. Turkey is good value for money, cost of food, services, goods are very moderate to good for an Australian dollar exchange. The climate was good in late ...read more September - early October 2022. We've been travelling for over 45 years and have rated Turkey as a bucket list destination. Trafalgar ran the tour here with most meals and all site tickets were included. The tour director was a very good " CEM". Trafalgar should make ballooning in Cappadocia as an option for the travelling guest.
Trafalgar tours in Israel and Turkey     1 , WA, Australia, Sep 2022
We love both our trips to Israel and Turkey. Israel is more a walking tour, a bit hot in September, saw a lot and visited all the main parts of Israel. Trafalgar sourced out to another company in Israel to do the tour, not all features of Trafalgar was present in this tour. Israel is expensive for everything. If you like history, the origins of Religion, ...read more the Jews, Christians & Islam, then visit Israel.

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Trafalgar Autumn, Spring & Winter
Autumn, Spring & Winter

Escape the crowds and enjoy lower prices with October to April departures

Trafalgar At Leisure Tours
At Leisure Tours

Enjoy later starts and longer stays and touring at a more leisurely pace with Trafalgar.

Trafalgar Family Holidays
Family Holidays

Your next family adventure starts with Trafalgar. Itineraries built for the whole family

Trafalgar City Explorers
City Explorers

Uncover a city's secrets and experience Europe's capitals in depth and your way

Trafalgar Costsaver Tours
Costsaver Tours

All the guided touring esentials but with itineraries tailored by you with Optional Experiences

Trafalgar Last Minute Deals
Last Minute Deals

Fantastic last minute savings on selected Trafalgar tours and departures - exclusive to Global Journeys

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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.

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.

Wake Up Somewhere Unique
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.

Your Invitation To Dine With The Locals
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 Trafalgar's "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.

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Three Extraordinary Aussie Stays with Trafalgar

30 July, 2020

Three Extraordinary Aussie Stays with Trafalgar

It is no secret that every corner of Australia is packed with incredible experiences. However, when you tour with Trafalgar, it is not just your days that are filled with memorable moments. Handpicked accommodation means that evenings are an experience in their own right, and are simply an...

Your Wellbeing - Trafalgar’s Elevated Health Protocols

17 June, 2020

Your Wellbeing - Trafalgar’s Elevated Health Protocols

Trafalgar have always had stringent well-being protocols on all of their trips. In this new, ever-changing Covid-19 era, they have implemented elevated hygiene and physical distancing practices to meet new requirements put forth by local governments and health authorities, including the World...

6 of Trafalgar’s most loved trips to experience in 2021

26 March, 2020

6 of Trafalgar’s most loved trips to experience in 2021

It’s never too soon to start thinking about your next getaway and there is no more relaxing way to travel and discover new places than with experts. A guided holiday is the perfect way to explore and with all the logistics taken care of for you, all you have to do is pack your bags and enjoy a...

8 Life Lessons You Learn Through Travel

19 March, 2020

8 Life Lessons You Learn Through Travel

When we look beyond the ordinary travel destinations, we find a wealth of experiences and insight waiting to be to uncovered. It reveals a world of cultures to explore and people to meet, it helps you develop virtues like patience and humility. Here are 8 of the best life lessons Trafalgar...

Trafalgar Tour FAQ's Frequently asked questions for those considering travelling with Trafalgar

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 able to be unlocked approximately 3 weeks prior to departure. Your Global Journeys Travel Advisor 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.

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.

What is Gold Seal Protection?

Gold Seal Protection is designed to provide you with peace of mind. For $99 per person, 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 enquiring.

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. Please note that Travel Director and Drivers gratuities are not included in the trip cost. You have the option to add pre-paid gratuities on your booking - please request when you enquire with us and your Travel Advisor will include it in your quote.

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 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 their 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 Trafalgar strongly advise you to purchase.

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
  • Global Journeys provides detailed flight information to Trafalgar no fewer than 21 days prior to departure. Once transfers are booked they cannot be changed.
  • For London arrivals, you must stay at a London hotel booked by Trafalgar on the night of arrival and the night prior to your departure date.
  • Trafalgar only includes one inbound and one outbound transfer.
  • In the event of flight delays outside of Trafalgar's control, the transfers will be deemed to be cancelled.
  • All transfers are based on group transfers. No refund is therefore available for missed transfers, or passengers not using this service.
  • In the event of unforeseen events (such as road or rail works, strikes or demonstrations), Trafalgar will not be responsible for delayed or cancelled transfers.
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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