Highlights of Spain & Portugal
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When you choose Trafalgar, you are choosing to make your travels a force for good and support our goal to MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®. We recognise our responsibility to ensure we make a positive impact on the planet we call home, the people we visit, and the rich wildlife we find. We ensure that the impacts of our business and your travels are positive in two ways: through our TreadRight Foundation, and our 5-year sustainability strategy How We Tread Right.
Why travel with Trafalgar
- One of the most extensive selection of trips
- Exclusive access to selected sights
- Nearly 70 years of award winning service
- Dedicated to sustainable tourism
- Knowledgeable staff and local specialists
Popular Trafalgar tours
- European Whirl End Paris
- Best of Portugal
- Best of Italy
- Imperial Europe
- European Highlights End Paris
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MUST- SEES TO LOCAL SECRETS
Visiting bucket list sites are a highlight of travelling, however, travelling on your own can make them hard work. Don’t queue with other sightseers for hours, with Trafalgar our experts unlock doors – think exclusive access to the Vatican out of hours or a tour of Versailles and its grounds with an expert. This, coupled with the intimate glimpses and hidden gems our local specialists show you, are the life-changing experiences that make you feel like an insider, not a tourist.
Freedom to discover, confidence to explore - Each trip is carefully crafted to leave you free to live in the moment and enjoy your holiday without a worry in the world. Have the confidence to explore the real depth of the places you choose, thanks to our Trafalgar highlights that other travellers may never know about or have access to. You can leave the guidebooks at home and experience the real thing without worrying about a thing.
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ONE OF A KIND EXPERIENCES
Thanks to our global network you’ll unlock local access to communities and people around the world. Our 100+ Be My Guest experiences are a signature Trafalgar exclusive, where you will enjoy the hospitality of locals as you are welcomed into their homes to hear their stories and learn about their cultures. In every destination, you’ll also enjoy unique “Stays with stories” accommodation: more than just a place to rest your head, they are part of the heritage and fabric of the communities you visit.
The bucket list items:
We understand that sometimes, it’s the bucket list items you just want to see. Let us show you the icons (often with VIP access!) so you have more time to get to the heart and soul of each destination.
Stays with Stories - The places you'll stay:
Stay in accommodations that are more than just a bed for the night but an important piece of the local heritage. From centuries-old castles to historical homesteads, you’ll be immersed in the stories behind each property, giving you the chance to live the legacy yourself.
Dive into Culture - The things that you'll do:
Leave your guidebooks at home and dive into the local cultures that make each destination so special. We’ll connect you with our Trafalgar-exclusive experiences for a deeper understanding of the places we go, while allowing you to see the world through a different lens.
Connect with Locals -The people you'll meet:
We connect you with locals who are proud to welcome you into their community and share their stories through food – not only to experience the regions’ delicacies, but also the way of life. From secret restaurants to Trafalgar exclusive Be My Guest experiences with local families, you’ll gain a glimpse into the lives of the people who call these places ‘home’.
Make A Difference - By traveling with us:
At Trafalgar, we strive to make a difference globally, locally and individually. From connecting you with our JoinTrafalgar initiatives powered by TreadRight to bringing you closer to the local communities of the regions we visit, you have the opportunity to help us support the people and places that are close to our hearts.
Hidden Gems The secrets you'll hear:
Your Travel Director is passionate about the places they share. That’s why on each trip, they’ll surprise you with their favourite Hidden Gems and local secrets that they’ve collected over years of travelling the world.
Well we did not know what to expect as we had never been on this sort of trip before but we heard great things about Trafalgar and they certainly did not disappoint. Wow what a journey. The tour was arranged without a hitch by Yvonne Brooks and when we needed an extra day at the end she organised this for us too.
The tour guide Director Brendon Bush was OUTSTANDING . He was meticulous with his organisation, he went out of his way so many times for us and he looked after anyone who needed help, including the dietary needs of a Coeliac traveller and those who got sick on the trip. I don't think he slept!!
Brendon's history lessons prior to each country, and his little films he had made, enhanced our visit to each country immensely, and our coach driver Rudi was totally the best driver in the whole world. He is a walking talking GPS and drove with such skill we were in awe. The hotels and the meals were fantastic - the Hilton in Vienna with the view of the Danube was wonderful and the old Palace we stayed in at Lucerne was breathtaking. If we had arranged these hotels and paid individually the cost of this holiday would have doubled.
Having never been to most of Europe before, this Interlude trip was full of highlights I had waited my entire life to see. The weather we had in October also was very mild and gorgeous - we even arranged for the snow to fall for the first time in the season on the day we arrived in Switzerland. They had blizzards after we left. And the sun shone in Rome for us , it was 32 degrees, and then 2 days after we departed they had floods. We were so very blessed. I am so glad we did the optional extras too (all of them!!) even though this added another $3,000 to our holiday costs, they transformed a great holiday experience to a magical one. We highly recommend Trafalgar tours. We never had to queue up for anything at all, we felt like royalty!
The tour was fantastic, it covered all the National Parks I wanted to see and so much more. For me, Trafalgar offer the best level of comfort and activity, and all the included hotels on this trip were just fantastic.
Don our tour guide on this trip was the best guide I've ever had on a tour, he was so experienced and new exactly how to get the most out of the itinerary. Little things like sending our bags ahead of us to our hotel so they were ready in our rooms on arrival on most nights were really helpful. The included meals and optional extras were all great.
I will have so many great memories and photos from this trip, and so many places I know I will want to go back to in the future. Yellowstone for me was the ultimate highlight, so many different sights and experiences in those couple of days. Seeing sunrise over the grand canyon was also a once in a lifetime type experience. The pace of the tour is fast, but it is well worth it to see as much as you do in the 2 weeks. Being able to do the same by yourself in a hire car would be almost impossible. I can definitely recommend this trip, it is one of the best I have done!
Trafalgar tour director and coach driver were very professional and well versed in their trade ensuring that our tour ran like clockwork. Destinations visited were all thoroughly enjoyed and as always there were some we wished we had more time in e.g Oxford, Liverpool and Dublin. A good mix of free time and organised activities ensured time ticked by quickly despite some long days on the coach.
Overall an enjoyable tour which is recommended for those who like hassle free touring and organised activities. The overall enjoyment of the total package was made significantly enhanced by the competent friendly and professional service provided to us by our tour consultant Michelle White from Global Journeys. Thanks again Michelle.
We had a wonderful time; our tour guides were very knowledgeable and helpful. Our driver was excellent, always helpful and polite. As for the tour, we felt that some of the optional excursions should be included into the package. We had to fork out an additional 500 Euros for both of us to join the optional excursions.
We really felt that the night cruise on the river Seine should be part of the package as well as the tour of Versailles palace. Hotels were mostly modern and clean which was much appreciated. However breakfast at Renaissance Hotel in Paris was not up to par considering it is rated 4*. Croissants offered didn't taste fresh, no choice of bread just some cut up baguette. Overall we enjoyed ourselves and made some good friends with our fellow travellers.
I had a great holiday the hotels & inclusions far surpassed my expectations. Travelling alone can be daunting but at all times I felt included with the group. I did not have too many expectations of any particular city but I loved Washington, the monuments, buildings & gardens were fantastic. I find myself thinking about the Amish way of life & will continue to do so for some time so they have made a lasting impression.
Toronto to me was just another big city but I loved Quebec, it was like a little part of Europe. The included dinners were all special & appreciated in their own way. I went on the Night tour in Washington, the Toronto night cruise, the tour of the vineyard & dinner in Quebec & the tour of Harvard & consider them all to be of excellent value.
I consider that our guide Diego played a large part in me having such a good holiday for he was kind & considerate to all members of the group at the same time being informative & at times funny. Bill our driver was lovely & we all felt safe & secure in his hands. Trafalgar will definitely be included when I next look for a holiday.