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Editor's Pick: The 2023 tours you should book now with 10% off

With the year drawing to an end, there’s no time like right now explore our 2023 tours. Now that the world is open, it’s time to stop dreaming and start planning your next grand adventure. Maybe your 2023 travels will see you lap the Emerald Isle, find Dracula in Transylvania, tick off the Blue Lagoon in Iceland or hop between Greek islands.

We’ve rounded up a selection of the best trips to kick-start your 2023 travels. Best of all, if you book now you can enjoy 10% off all these trips plus so many more. Take a look at these great 2023 tours below and make the most of our Worldwide 2023 sale.

1. Grand Italian Experience | 17 days

There’s nowhere on earth quite like Italy, and this grand adventure ticks off the whole boot from Rome to Venice and the Italian Lakes down to Sorrento. Make the summer of 2023 one to remember as you tick off Italy’s greatest hits and hidden gems over 17 magical days. From the extraordinary limestone trulli houses of Alberobello in the south, to the Dolomites surrounded Austrian-influenced town of Trento in the north, this mammoth Italian trip will have you living la dolce vita

BOOK THIS TRIP: Grand Italian Experience

2. Scotland’s Highlands, Islands and Cities | 13 days

Keep your eyes peeled for Nessie as you traverse the far reaches of Scotland’s rugged countryside. This incredible trip takes you through the Scottish Highlands, diving into the history of kings and warriors as you travel through landscapes straight out of a fantasy novel. The 13-day tour includes the best of Scotland, ticking off the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, plus taking ferries to the Isle of Skye, Orkney Islands and Isle of Mull. Whisky lovers will delight in visiting a distillery at the foothills of the Grampian Mountains for a tour and tasting of single malt whisky.

BOOK THIS TRIP: Scotland’s Highlands Islands and Cities

3. European Whirl | 12 days

As the name suggests, this trip is a whirlwind. If you’re short on time but eager to travel fast this is one of our 2023 tours to consider. European Whirl ticks off nine countries over 12 days, venturing through France, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, England and the Vatican City. Tick off the Eiffel Tower in Paris, view the canals of Amsterdam, eat pasta in Rome, Venice and Florence, and enjoy the alps on this fast-moving trip of a lifetime.

BOOK THIS TRIP: European Whirl

4. Iceland including the Blue Lagoon | 6 days

In 2023 we hope people will travel to destinations they’ve always dreamed of. Iceland is one of those magical and mystical places that should be on everyone’s bucket list. Maybe next year could be the year you embrace adventure and journey to the famous Blue Lagoon to soak in geothermal waters. Over six magical days explore the south-west of Iceland, visiting magnificent natural treasures including volcanoes, lava fields, glaciers, waterfalls and more.

BOOK THIS TRIP: Iceland including the Blue Lagoon

5. Greek Island Hopper | 10 days

If your idea of adventure is more sunshine and vitamin sea, put this Greece trip at the top of your 2023 tours list. Board a high-speed ferry and slow down with 10 blissful days hopping between the spectacular Greek Islands of Santorini and Mykonos. Kicking off in Athens, tick off the capital’s ancient treasures before swapping the mainland for island breezes and sunsets with a cocktail in hand. 

BOOK THIS TRIP: Greek Island Hopper

6. Contrasts of Switzerland | 8 days

While we love touring in our comfortable Trafalgar coaches, some places are best experienced by rail like this eight-day trip through Switzerland. Embark on some of the world’s most beautiful train journeys, soaking in views of the alps and stunning Swiss countryside as you zip in and out of tunnels and go where no cars can reach. From Zurich to St. Moritz to Zermatt to Geneva, this train tour explores the best of the small mountainous country.

BOOK THIS TRIP: Contrasts of Switzerland

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7. Balkan Adventure | 14 days 

From Bucharest to Belgrade our Balkans tour crosses many borders on this two-week adventure-filled trip that takes you through Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina, North Macedonia and Albania. Follow the mythical footsteps of Count Dracula at Bran Castle in Transylvania, witness the stunning bay of Kotor and venture into the Carpathian Mountains on this brilliant trip that goes deep on the beauty, history and traditions of the Balkans.

BOOK THIS TRIP: Balkan Adventure

8. Irish Experience | 11 days

Run a lap of the Emerald Isle on this grand adventure that explores the best of both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Dance a jig in Galway, drink Guinness at the source in Dublin, tour the Ring of Kerry and uncover history in Belfast over 11 brilliant days.  The Irish love a good story, so you’ll hear plenty of tales of mythical creatures and the troubled history of an island split in two.

BOOK THIS TRIP: Irish Experience

Ready to kick-start your 2023 travel plans with one of these tours? Don’t forget if you book now you can enjoy 10% off all these trips plus so many more with our Worldwide 2023 sale.

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