Why guided vacations?

Ready to see the world differently?

Go guided with Trafalgar

There are some things you'd expect from guided vacations: in-depth itineraries, quality hotels, the landmarks covered, the ease of traveling with experts. 

We give you all that, but we go further. We bring you the unexpected.

The icons

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When you 'go guided' with us, seeing the world's icons is guaranteed. But we also take you beyond the sights, because we believe the soul of a destination is found in its local life. You'll discover the Hidden Treasures and Unique Insights of every place you visit.

The experience

Our Local Specialities introduce you to artisans whose age-old trades have helped define a destination, like the makers of Scotland's slowest distilled malt whisky. And on our Be My Guest experiences we'll take you to meet people like Beatrice, who welcomes you with a glass of wine as she invites you into her farm, before serving you authentic dishes at her dinner table.

We've met many Local Experts on our travels including Peter, an archaeologist who's explored the Andes for 35 years and will tell you stories about the Inca settlement he helped uncover near Machu Picchu.

Everyone likes a little time for themselves, so we always leave some space for you to explore on your own. Or you can tailor your trip with one of our Optional Experiences, whether it's a sound and light show at the Egyptian pyramids or a sheep-shearing show in Scotland.

The people

Our Travel Directors are true insiders and their passion is to open up their country using their expert local knowledge. They also take the hassle out of traveling, like checking you into your hotel and making sure your luggage is delivered to your room.

The journey

Your journey is complemented by luxury coaches and quality accommodation. Every hotel is hand-picked to match your vacation. Sometimes that means staying central, and other times it means we'll take you to stay in Authentic Accommodation, like a ranch by the Colorado River or a property that reflects the rustic opulence of the old Jewish Quarter of Seville.

Take a look at our guided vacations to find out how we take you deeper in every destination.

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