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Trafalgar connects you with people, places and experiences to reveal the diversity of the world. Choose from 274 Trafalgar holidays - giving you the real thing, without you having to worry about a thing. Simply the best since 1947, with feedback from over five million happy guests, including Global Journeys clients like you, which fuel Trafalgar's innovation to craft simply the best tours.
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Popular Destinations View all Explore the following regions on one of 274 tours with Trafalgar

Trafalgar Africa Tours

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Trafalgar Asia Tours

24 Tours

Trafalgar Australia & New Zealand Tours
Australia & NZ

11 Tours

Trafalgar Canada & Alaska Tours
Canada & Alaska

14 Tours

Trafalgar Europe Tours

143 Tours

Trafalgar South America Tours
South America

13 Tours

Trafalgar UK & Ireland Tours
UK & Ireland

31 Tours

Trafalgar USA Tours

45 Tours

Travel Styles View all Popular ways to travel with Trafalgar

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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Christmas markets   1 , NSW, Australia, Nov 2023
As usual, Hannah from Global Journeys was very helpful with my booking, and I will be booking again with her. The Trafalgar trip itself was more relaxing than most in that there were three night stays in each of Prague, Vienna and Budapest. The tour was well planned, and the colder weather only added to the atmosphere, especially with the wonderful ...read more Christmas markets we went to in Vienna and Budapest. The Vienna hotel (Hilton Danube Waterfront) was disappointing for its location in a residential area away from amenities.
Wonders of Italy   0 , NSW, Australia, Nov 2023
Tour highlights include the Vatican, optional dinner Rome, Cinque Terra, optional Statue of David, Be My Guest Dinner, farewell dinner, tour guide driver and local specialists. Great hotels in excellent locations. easy of booking online with Global Journeys.
Very enjoyable tour of Portugal.   1 , VIC, Australia, Nov 2023
This was an excellent tour overall. The places visited all had something special to offer, be it scenery, architecture or history. The local specialists were brilliant in their information and this was a highlight of the trip for me. The tour director was very well organised and every day ran smoothly for the passengers. The tour director Mikael offered ...read more very useful city orientations as they provided an insight into the history of the place and useful local information to get us around during our free time. The drivers Fernando and Jorge did a great job navigating through the small streets of Portugal in a very safe manner.
Great tour through interesting countries     0 , NSW, Australia, Oct 2023
The tour covered a lot of ground in two weeks - this was expected. The tour director was fabulous as were the local specialists. Given the history of the countries we visited, the tour director gave a very insightful and balanced commentary. He was very pleasant and dealt with some challenging guests in a calm, considerate and gentle way. I would highly ...read more recommend this tour but encourage potential guests to familiarise themselves with the itinerary - the long drives on some days and the fact that the food will not be the same as what you get at home. It's all part of the experience. (GJ. Great photo - it looks like a painting!)
Excellent tour with Trafalgar   0 , NSW, Australia, Sep 2023
A comprehensive tour of Italy. Fast paced and quite busy so be mindful of that. There is lots of walking and steps so be conscious of that if mobility is an issue. But I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Excellent guide and driver
Best of Britain   2 , NSW, Australia, Sep 2023
Good trip. Excellent guide and driver. Lots of driving, but covered a lot of the country. Reasonable amount of free time. Good hotels.
Awesome Egypt   0 , NSW, Australia, Sep 2023
This was a very well planned and executed trip, allowing us to experience a great array of both monuments and everyday Egyptian life. I particularly enjoyed being able to cruise the Nile and experience the changing panorama of landscape, village life and the abundant bird and animal life. My accommodation was fine, although some others in the group ...read more Sid they had encountered some problems. The ubiquitous presence of insistent hawkers and vendors everywhere was definitely intrusive and unwelcome….this was the only downside for me. The tour guide was a qualified Egyptologist and provided us with fantastic background and information about every place we visited, which made the whole tour that much more enjoyable. If you enjoy history and the natural world this is a great experience…sorry should add, and enjoy very hot weather!! 🥵
Wonderful tour through the south of France     0 , QLD, Australia, Sep 2023
This was our first Trafalgar tour and it was great. The quality of the tour guide and the coach driver was amazing. Our guide was so enthusiastic, caring and kind and made everyone feel welcome. The included activities were great and we did all the optional ones also. It is a busy day but you get to see so much of France. We particularly enjoyed the ...read more be my guest, St Emilion winery and the night in the castle. You would need at least a few days either side in Paris to do all the things the things that the tour does not cover such as the Eiffel Tower, Louvre and Arc de Triomphe. Hotel accommodation was mostly good. Buffet breakfast every morning was wonderful. (GJ: Great photo!)

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UK & Ireland

UK & Ireland (2024-25)

Embark on an unparalleled UK adventure with Trafalgar. Discover the essence of England, from its historic castles to bustling London streets. Ireland unveils its poetic Emerald Isle allure with sweeping landscapes, vibrant culture, and joyful encounters....more Scotland, a "wee" country steeped in Viking and Royal history, offers dramatic coastlines, medieval Edinburgh, and misty glens. Trafalgar's expertly curated tours immerse you in the heart of these captivating destinations.

Europe (2024-25)

Explore the essence of Europe with Trafalgar. Engage with a rich blend of cultures, languages, and cuisines as you cross borders. Delve into the spirit of every location, from the captivating canals of Venice to the allure of the French countryside. Be...more awe-inspired by the Swiss Alps, the lively markets of Istanbul, the tiled streets of Lisbon, and the limitless diversity that characterizes this remarkable continent. The Trafalgar difference means seeing the not-to-miss man-made and ancient wonders, and discovering some of the best natural phenomena Europe Britain has to offer.
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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 UK, Europe & Morocco (excluding London)

Enjoy complimentary transfers on the first and last days of your tour at set scheulded times. If your flight times do not coincide with the transfer times, you can choose to purchase a private transfer through us.

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

Trafalgar offer complimentary transfers to and from London Heathrow (LHR) on the first and last days of your tour, provided you’ve booked your flights through Global Journeys and Trafalgar. If you’re booking your own flights via London Heathrow, you can purchase your transfers through Global Journeys and Trafalgar. You can also purchase transfers through through Global Journeys and Trafalgar if you’re traveling outside of your scheduled itinerary dates, provided you’ve bought your extra hotel night(s) through us. For passengers flying into London's Gatwick Airport, Trafalgar recommend the Gatwick Express. For details visit the Gatwick Express website at: www.gatwickexpress.com

Transfers in North America

While we don't generally cover transfers here, we'll provide plenty of private and public transport options in your guest documents so that you can plan ahead. Be sure to check your trip itinerary too, as some tours end with a travel day that includes an airport drop-off.

For selected cities, we offer an option to purchase private transfers on your tour start and end dates. Please check at the time of booking. If you’re arriving earlier or leaving later than your scheduled itinerary dates, you can purchase your transfer from us, provided you’ve also bought your extra hotel night(s) through us.

Transfers in Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Eastern Med & Africa (excluding Morocco)

Enjoy complimentary airport transfers on the starting and ending days of your guided tour. If you are travelling outside of the scheduled itinerary dates, complimentary airport transfers are still included, provided you’ve also bought your extra hotel night(s) through us.

Trafalgar's Terms & Conditions
  • To guarantee your transfer, you need to provide your Global Journerys advisor detailed flight information no less than 21 days prior to departure. Once booked, transfers cannot be amended.
  • Transfer options are only available to and from hotels booked through Trafalgar.
  • Trafalgar only includes one inbound and one outbound transfer.
  • In the event of flight delays occurring outside of Trafalgar’s control, the transfer(s) will be deemed as cancelled.
  • Trafalgar is not responsible if any unforeseen events (such as road or rail works, strikes or demonstrations) delay or cancel your transfer.
  • Trafalgar is unable to provide refunds if you miss your transfer, or for passengers who choose not to use their pre-booked transfer.

Terms & Conditions All the boring small print. We recommend you read them, as no one likes surprises!