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Before You Book

Before you book your Trafalgar tour, it’s likely you will have a number of questions about what it’s like to travel with us. We have included our most frequently asked questions below, to give you peace of mind and assurance that booking and travelling with us is the right choice for you.

Worry-free travel

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How can I travel worry-free?

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Even in these uncertain times, we give you the assurance that you can still travel and explore the world with confidence.

From dreaming, to planning, to booking, we’re with you every step of the way. In response to the changed world we’ve elevated our wellbeing protocols and also offer you flexible and risk-free booking terms. What hasn’t changed, is the fact that you’ll still enjoy the same ease of having everything taken care of, combined with the rich and unique local Trafalgar travel experiences.

We understand your concerns and you can see here all the steps we’ve taken to give you peace of mind for your worries, so that you can travel without a worry in the world and have the most amazing time.

Other people on a tour

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Will I travel with people from other countries?

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The beauty of taking a guided holiday with us is that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

How many people will be on my trip?

If you travel on a classic tour or small group tour, the number of guests will always adhere to the local guidelines of the places we travel, and we will continue to adapt to regulation changes from health authorities and local governments. When there are no formal guidelines, standard travel groups will operate. Our small groups are a maximum of 29 guests or less (or 22 for Australia and New Zealand), and our Classic tours are as follows:

Europe tours: An average of 40 to 45 guests

United States, Canada tours: A maximum of 52 guests

Australia and New Zealand tours: A maximum of 50 guests

Asia tours: A maximum of 28 guests

Africa tours: A maximum of 20 guests

Latin America tours: A maximum of 40 to 45 guests

Free time

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Will I have free time?

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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. Our At Leisure trips offer a more relaxed pace, with later starts and longer stays in each place.

Transport

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What are the coaches like?

Europe, North & South America, Australia & New Zealand tours

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 center. We also have on board Wi-Fi.

Africa & Asia tours

Africa and Asia tour vehicles do not have Wi-Fi on board. On Asia tours there are no on board rest rooms.

If you travel on a classic tour or small group tour, the number of guests will always adhere to the local guidelines of the places we travel, and we will continue to adapt to regulation changes from health authorities and local governments. When there are no formal guidelines, standard travel groups will operate. Our small groups are a maximum of 29 guests or less (22 for Australia and New Zealand), and our Classic tours are as follows:

Europe tours: An average of 40 to 45 guests
United States, Canada tours: A maximum of 52 guests

Australia and New Zealand tours: A maximum of 50 guests

Asia tours: A maximum of 26 guests.
Africa tours: A maximum of 20 guests


Trips will operate with a number of empty seats to allow for extra physical distancing. Adapting to the right size groups, based on government distancing requirements, you can rest assured that you will travel with the comfort of your own personal space. Have peace of mind that all of the experiences, hotels, and restaurants you’ll enjoy on your trip, have been vetted to ensure they adhere to social distancing and hygiene guidelines.

Accommodation

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Are the hotels air conditioned?

Europe tours

We select our hotels for their quality, impeccable service and comfort, and the majority of them have air-conditioning. A few hotels in the northern Alps of Europe do not have air conditioning due to the colder climate.

Rest of the world

We select our hotels for their quality, impeccable service and comfort, and the majority of them have air-conditioning.

Your Travel Director

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What is a Travel Director?

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Our Travel Directors come from a variety of backgrounds but they all share a passion for travel and their home countries. These experienced professionals show you what the guidebooks can’t – a true insider’s perspective of each destination. Each Travel Director has been through a bespoke training program and many have at least five years’ experience under their belt.

Group tour booking & single traveller supplement

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Can I book a group?

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We 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?

Europe, North & South America, Australia & New Zealand tours

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.

Africa & Asia tours

Single traveller room share is not available on our Africa & Asia tours.

Responsible travel

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Does Trafalgar promote sustainable tourism?

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Trafalgar is a founding partner of the TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation established in 2008. So far, the charity has donated more than US$2 million to help underprivileged communities and support sustainable tourism around the world.

Payment options

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What payment methods do you use?

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We accept credit/debit card payments (Visa, MasterCard, American Express) and PayPal.

Special requests

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What if I have special dietary requirements?

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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.

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