Editor's Pick: The 15 tours (with deals) to buy right now

If you’re looking to lock in your vacation package for next summer, now’s the time to do so with our Restart Travel Deals, giving you the chance to save up to 15% off the original tour price. But not sure where to start? No worries! We’ve pulled together a list of the 15 hottest travel deals we recommend to take advantage of. From live music performances with members of Johnny Cash’s family in Nashville, to exclusive VIP admission to the Vatican Museums, these are just a few of Trafalgar’s once in a lifetime experiences waiting for you next summer.

But remember, our Restart Travel Deals will end on November 3rd so act quick, as once they’re gone, they’re gone!

1. Best of Italy – save up to $554 USD*

Days: 13 days
Meals: 12 breakfasts, 7 dinners (including a Be My Guest experience)
Start/End: Rome

Buongiorno Italia! get ready to discover the very best of Italy in just 13 days. Starting in the ‘Eternal City’, join your Local Specialist for an immersive tour of Ancient Rome and enjoy VIP Admission to the Vatican Museums, before heading south to Sorrento. Next, head north to the home of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers, before cruising by private water taxi along Venice’s Grand Canal. Head across to the Italian lakes for an exclusive Be My Guest dinner at Signor Telli’s family run restaurant on the secluded Isola Madre island. Your Roman holiday comes to an end in the Renaissance capital of Tuscany, where you’ll uncover the works of the immortal Renaissance genius, Michelangelo.

EXPERIENCE THIS TOUR FOR YOURSELF: Best of Italy

2. Contrasts of New Zealand – save up to $360 USD*

Days: 10 days
Meals: 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners (including a Be My Guest experience)
Start/End: Auckland/Christchurch

Welcome to the ‘Land of the Long White Cloud’, the jaw-droppingly beautiful New Zealand. Start your kiwi adventure in the buzzing city of Auckland and learn how the ‘City of Sails’ got its name. Then, head south to Rotorua for a traditional Māori cultural evening with a Regional Dinner at Tamaki Māori Village. Fly south to the tranquil waters of Milford Sound, for an unforgettable lunch surrounded by waterfalls. End your tour in Christchurch at the home of the Weston’s for a Be My Guest morning tea and learn about their world-record-setting motorcycle.

EXPERIENCE THIS TOUR FOR YOURSELF: Contrasts of New Zealand

3. Greek Island Hopper – save up to $441 USD*

Days: 10 days
Meals: 9 breakfasts, 3 dinners
Start/End: Athens

Enjoy a slice of paradise on this 10 day tour of the Greek islands. Start off in the ancient capital of Athens, home of the sacred Acropolis and imposing Parthenon temple. Take the opportunity to join an Optional Experience to the 5th century B.C Temple of Poseidon at Sounion. Set sail for the sunny shores of Santorini, stroll around the island’s blue-domed whitewashed villages and marvel at that world famous sunset. Your last stop is Mykonos, playground of the rich and famous, where you’ll explore the island’s ancient sites, enjoy a long lunch in Little Venice and watch the island come alive as the sun starts to set.

EXPERIENCE THIS TOUR FOR YOURSELF: Greek Island Hopper

restart travel deal - blue domes of Santorini

4. Perfect Tasmania – save up to $687 USD*

Days: 13 days
Meals: 12 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 8 dinners (including a Be My Guest experience)
Start/End: Hobart

Get to know Tassie on this 13 day tour of Australia’s smallest state. Start your journey in the state capital, Hobart, and be sure to check out Cascade Brewery before driving up to Mt. Nelson Lookout for panoramic views over the city. Go wildlife spotting on Cradle Mountain at dusk (the best time to spot nocturnal marsupials). Then make your way east for a Be My Guest experience with a fifth-generation Tasmanian farmer as he shows you around his free-range farm, before sitting down to a farm-to-fork lunch. Take the chance to ‘Make A Difference’ on day 10 by helping volunteers pot native plants at a not-for-profit nursery.

EXPERIENCE THIS TOUR FOR YOURSELF: Perfect Tasmania

5. Canada’s Rockies – save up to $331 USD*

Days: 7 days
Meals: 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners (including a Be My Guest experience)
Start/End: Calgary

Get wild in ‘Cowboy Country’ as you explore some of Canada’s most beautiful national parks on this whistle stop tour. Admire the ethereal beauty of Lake Louise and Victoria Glacier, before continuing along the Icefields Parkway. On day 3 you can choose to join the ultimate Jasper National Park guided hike featuring stunning glacial lakes. Then, head south to Banff where you can ‘Connect with Locals’ as you learn the game of ice hockey from a professional Canadian hockey player. Your trip ends with a home-cooked Be My Guest dinner at LJ Ranch, a family-owned cattle ranch in the beautiful foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

EXPERIENCE THIS TOUR FOR YOURSELF: Canada’s Rockies

6. Tastes and Sounds of the South – save up to $390 USD*

Days: 10 days
Meals: 9 breakfasts, 4 dinners
Start/End: Nashville/New Orleans

Head across America’s Deep South on this soulful 10 day tour from Nashville to New Orleans. Start your tour in the country music capital of Nashville where you’ll ‘Dive into Culture’ and learn about the life and music of Johnny Cash during a private performance of original Cash tunes with one of Johnny’s family members. Head further south to the Frogmore Plantation where you’ll ‘Dive into Culture’ as you learn of the incredibly harsh realities of the slave trade and the mark it made on Southern history. Then, let the good times roll in the ‘Big Easy’ and join our jazz dinner cruise on the Mississippi River accompanied by the Grammy nominated “Dukes of Dixieland”.

EXPERIENCE THIS TOUR FOR YOURSELF: Tastes and Sounds of the South

group of men playing brass instruments in New Orleans - restart travel deals

7. Best of Ireland – save up to $371 USD*

Days: 10 days
Meals: 9 breakfasts, 1 high tea, 5 dinners (including a Be My Guest experience)
Start/End: Dublin

Begin your Irish journey in the historical capital of Dublin, where you’ll join your Local Specialist for a poignant visit to the Glasnevin Trust. Then, journey south through the scenic countryside of County Wicklow to New Ross, the ancestral hometown of John F. Kennedy. Find your ‘gift of the gab’ at Blarney Castle, where you’ll have the chance to kiss the famous stone, before enjoying the very best of Irish culture in Limerick on our Optional Experience Irish Ceilidh Evening. Head on to the culture capital of Galway before visiting Westport House for a memorable Be My Guest experience listening to tales of a Pirate Queen, while indulging in a glass of Baileys in the Drawing Room of this stately 18th-century home.

EXPERIENCE THIS TOUR FOR YOURSELF: Best of Ireland

8. Hawaii Four Island Adventure – save up to $592 USD*

Days: 13 days
Meals: 12 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners
Start/End: Honolulu/Kauai

Get ready to relax and unwind on this 13 day tour, as you immerse yourself in the Aloha Spirit of Hawaii. Kick start your trip in on the island of Oahu at the Polynesian Cultural Center, then head to Sunset Beach, famous for its huge waves. Or, pay homage to the thousands of brave soldiers who lost their lives at Pearl Harbor. Then it’s onto to the Big Island, for a rich cup of Kona coffee during a visit to a local plantation and optional Ecostar helicopter tour of the famous Kilauea volcano. Spend the next three nights in Maui, where you’ll have the chance to see Humpback whales in the wild and join a snorkel adventure to spot Hawaiian green sea turtles. Your final three nights will be spent on Kauai, where you can explore the Tunnel of Trees, Grand Canyon of the Pacific and soak up the last of those island vibes.

EXPERIENCE THIS TOUR FOR YOURSELF: Hawaii Four Island Adventure

9. Five Epic National Parks – save up to $393 USD*

Days: 9 days
Meals: 8 breakfasts, 4 dinners
Start/End: Jackson/Las Vegas

Journey into America’s Wild West on this 9 day tour from Jackson to Las Vegas. Head out to Grand Teton National Park and float down Snake River, all while keeping a lookout for moose and grizzly bears. Next up is Yellowstone, the world’s oldest national park, where you’ll pay a visit to Old Faithful. You’ll discover the eerie hoodoo landscapes of Bryce Canyon before taking a tram ride through Zion Canyon. Last but no means least is Grand Canyon National Park, where you’ll enjoy an exhilarating ride on the Grand Canyon Railway from Williams to the South Rim. Then, round off your trip with a special Be My Guest dinner at South Rims Beer & Wine – a former Route 66 service station with the best food in Williams!

EXPERIENCE THIS TOUR FOR YOURSELF: Five Epic National Parks

group of people hiking in Grand Canyon

10. Majestic Alaska – save up to $528 USD*

Days: 10 days
Meals: 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners (including a Be My Guest experience)
Start/End: Anchorage

Escape into the wilderness on this 10 day tour of untamed Alaska. Starting off in Anchorage, we head to the Alaska Native Heritage Center to learn about Alaska’s 11 major cultural groups. Next up is Denali National Park, where you’ll discover the rare subarctic flora and fauna of the park. On day 5, head to Fairbanks (Alaska’s ‘Gold Heart’), where you’ll ‘Dive into Culture’ and learn how to pan for gold. You’ll also enjoy a special visit to the home of Dave Monson, a local Dog Mushing celebrity for a Be My Guest dinner with a twist. End your tour in Anchorage for a ‘Make A Difference’ afternoon at the Musk Ox Farm.

EXPERIENCE THIS TOUR FOR YOURSELF: Majestic Alaska

11. Spanish Wonder – save up to $326 USD*

Days: 9 days
Meals: 8 breakfasts, 4 dinners (including a Be My Guest experience)
Start/End: Madrid/Barcelona

Say ola! to the vibrant, sun-kissed streets of Spain. You’ll begin this 9 day tour in the lively capital of Madrid, shop up a storm on Gran Vía or people-watch over coffee and churros in the Puerta del Sol. Next up is Toledo, where you’ll ‘Dive into Culture’ and visit an inlaid steel factory to see local craftsmen forging the highest-quality steel. Then it’s onto Cordoba and Seville for a fiery flamenco show and traditional Andalusian Be My Guest dinner with the charming Morillo family.  We end our whirlwind Spanish tour in Barcelona with a visit to Gaudí’s fantasy Park Güell, and a stroll through the enchanting Gothic Quarter. Or, join an Optional Experience to the monastery perched atop the mountain of Montserrat to see the mystical Black Madonna.

EXPERIENCE THIS TOUR FOR YOURSELF: Spanish Wonder

12. Britain & Ireland Highlights – save up to $371 USD*

Days: 10 days
Meals: 9 breakfasts, 3 dinners (including a Be My Guest experience)
Start/End: London

Starting in England’s capital you’ll have the chance to spot royals at Buckingham Palace before heading north to Stratford-Upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare. Head further north to the beautiful Lake District, made famous by the poet William Wordsworth before reaching Scotland. Consider joining an Optional Experience to Braveheart Country for an evening of Scottish entertainment. Cross over the Irish Sea to Northern Ireland and discover the dock where the Titanic was built. In Dublin you’ll learn centuries-old tradition of Guinness brewing and enjoy a Storehouse tour and tasting. ‘Dive Into Culture’ on day 7 and gain insight into rearing world-class thoroughbreds at the Irish National Stud. Then, hop back on the ferry to Wales, for a hearty Be My Guest Welsh dinner in the country’s beautiful award-winning vineyards.

EXPERIENCE THIS TOUR FOR YOURSELF: Britain & Ireland Highlights

13. Scenic Scandinavia & its Fjords – save up to $614 USD*

Days: 14 days
Meals: 13 breakfasts, 8 dinners (including a Be My Guest experience)
Start/End: Copenhagen/Stockholm

This two week Scandi adventure showcases the very best of Denmark, Norway and Sweden. You’ll explore the historic city of Copenhagen and discover the Danish island of Funen, and Odense, the city where Hans Christian Andersen was born. Enjoy a Be My Guest dinner with the fifth-generation Øvre-Eide family on their livestock farm in Norway, which has been a working farm since the 1500s. ‘Dive into Culture’ with a ride on one of the most exciting train journeys in the world, through the scenic Norwegian countryside to Flåm. Finally, join a Local Specialist in Stockholm for a sightseeing tour of the waterside City Hall and the Royal Palace at the heart of Stockholm’s quaint Old Town.

EXPERIENCE THIS TOUR FOR YOURSELF: Scenic Scandinavia & its Fjords

14. Imperial Europe – save up to $408 USD*

Days: 10 days
Meals: 9 breakfasts, 4 dinners (including a Be My Guest experience)
Start/End: Munich

Experience the history and culture of Munich, Prague, Budapest, Vienna and Salzburg on this 10 day European escapade. Starting in Munich you’ll immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the Bavarian capital. Next up is Prague, where you’ll join your Local Specialist for an optional evening tour, discover the magical Charles Bridge and have a drink (or two!) in one of the Old Town’s restaurants. Head south to Budapest and choose to join our scenic cruise along the river Danube, where you’ll learn why the city is nicknamed ‘The Paris of the East’. Next, venture over to Vienna for an optional guided tour of the magnificent Parliament Building and a visit to the world-famous Gundel restaurant for pancakes, before your last stop in the picturesque city of Salzburg.

EXPERIENCE THIS TOUR FOR YOURSELF: Imperial Europe

15. Best of Eastern Canada – save up to $326 USD*

Days: 9 days
Meals: 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners (including a Be My Guest experience)
Start/End: Toronto

Kick start your 9 day Canadian expedition in the vibrant city of Toronto. On your way to Niagara Falls, ‘Dive into Culture’ and embrace Canada’s national sport as a professional coach walks you through a day in the life of a player. Witness the power of Mother Nature with an exhilarating boat ride to the base of Horseshoe Falls. Next up is Canada’s capital Ottawa, where you can enjoy an Optional Evening at the Oh’Canada Eh? Dinner Show. Then it’s on to Quebec for an in-depth discovery of this UNESCO-listed city, after which you’ll head out to Domaine Ives Hill for an exclusive Be My Guest lunch. Your final stop is Montreal where can join your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of the colourful Old Port area and the beautiful Notre Dame Basilica.

EXPERIENCE THIS TOUR FOR YOURSELF: Best of Eastern Canada End Toronto

Our Restart Travel Deals are available until November 3rd. If you’ve previously experienced any of these tours with Trafalgar, we’d love to hear your favourite memories! Please share them in the comments below.

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