It’s never too soon to start thinking about your next holiday. When you book a trip during Trafalgar’s exclusive Presale, you’ll get next year’s trips at this year’s great price. There are dozens of handcrafted 2021 trips and destinations to choose from, with every trip offering experiences that you can only get with Trafalgar. If you need some inspiration, check out our editor’s pick of our favourite 8.
1. Scenic Parks Explorer
Explore the incredible parks of the United States, from the bubbling hot springs of Yellowstone to the stunning rock formations of Arches National Park. See one of the Seven Wonders of the World at Grand Canyon National Park, or take a boat ride down Snake River in Grand Teton. Keep your eyes peeled for moose and grizzly bears on the river banks!
You’ll dive into culture as you travel the American icons. Meet Stephen Yellowhawk and learn the history of his tribe with an evening of song and dance. Then, experience true Western hospitality in the Big Sky Country of Montana.
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2. Britain and Ireland Highlights
Discover the rich culture and history on a tale of two islands to Britain and Ireland. Explore iconic London, Edinburgh, Dublin and Cardiff, then head to the countryside to the beautiful Yorkshire Dales and rugged Ayrshire Coast.
Share a hearty Welsh dinner with a farming family on their gorgeous vineyard in Wales. Learn how the famous Irish crystal is crafted with a workshop tour at the House of Waterford Crystal. Immerse yourself in centuries-old history, from Cardiff Castle to the Roman Baths. Top it all off with a visit to the mysterious Stonehenge and Shakespeare’s Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon.
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3. Grand European
One of our favourite Trafalgar trips takes you on an epic journey across the European continent. You’ll hit all the icons like London, Amsterdam, Vienna, Rome and Paris. We’ll also reveal the unexpected, from the enchanting Black Forest to the fairytale streets of Innsbruck.
You’ll sample delicious local cheeses on the Pauw family farm in the Netherlands and visit a 17th-century monastery in medieval Bruges. You can even witness the delicate Venetian tradition of glassblowing on Giudecca Island. From cruising the Rhine River to the Isle of Capri, our Grand European is filled with pinch-me moments.
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4. East Coast USA and Canada
You’ll discover two of the world’s most impressive countries on one of Trafalgar’s favourite North America trips. Marvel at the famous sights of New York City, like Central Park, the Empire State Building and the Brooklyn Bridge. Next, you’ll journey to Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec City, Montreal and Boston.
We’ll take you from natural wonders like the roaring Niagara Falls to off-the-beaten-track destinations like Lancaster County, where you’ll discover the Amish way of life. Visit a family-owned winery and sample local foods and superb wines. Spend the night at the historic inn at Leola Village in Lancaster and Omni Parker House in Boston.
5. Greek Island Hopper
Dreaming of a Mediterranean escape? Look no further than our Greek Island Hopper. This magical trip begins with the ancient ruins of Athens. You’ll see the famed Acropolis, Parthenon, Hadrian’s Arch and the 1896 Olympic Stadium.
You’ll then set sail across the glittering seas for the islands of Santorini and Mykonos. Lounge on the stunning beaches, or explore the pretty villages with cobbled lanes, white-washed houses and bright blue domes. Discover the volcanic landscape of Santorini and party until sunrise in Mykonos. Don’t forget to stop and take in the glorious sunsets each evening.
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6. Scenic Scandinavia and its Fjords
Scandinavia is one of the most beautiful regions on earth, so it’s no wonder this is one of our favourite Trafalgar trips. We’ll take you through the deep fjords, sparkling glaciers and lush islands along the Scandinavian coastline. You’ll also get to discover the incredible cultures of Denmark, Norway and Sweden.
Share dinner with the fifth-generation Øvre-Eide family on their centuries-old livestock farm in Norway. Stay on the waterfront of the breathtaking Geiranger fjord. Ride one of the world’s most thrilling train journeys, past mountains and waterfalls to the stunning Norwegian village of Flåm. Top it all off with local sightseeing tours in the exciting cities of Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm.
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7. Spain, Morocco and Portugal
You’ll explore three spectacular countries on this favourite Trafalgar trip, and we’ll take you from the lively cities to the gorgeous countryside. See the Belém Tower in Lisbon and the historic streets of Madrid, then enjoy a traditional Sevillano dinner on a horse ranch in Andalusia.
You’ll see the whitewashed village of Gerida and the invincible swords of Toledo that have defended the city for centuries. Explore the Royal Palace of Rabat and the ornate mosques of Casablanca. Or visit a local Moroccan pharmacy to learn about healing medicines made with regional ingredients.
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8. Wonders of Ancient Egypt
Journey to the cradle of civilisation on one of our favourite Trafalgar trips. You’ll discover some of the most incredible feats in human history, like the Great Pyramids of Giza. The pyramids are the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, while the Great Sphinx is one of the world’s oldest sculptures. You can even see the Valley of the Kings, where King Tutankhamun was entombed in gold.
See the beautiful mosques and feel the buzz of Cairo’s city streets before cruising down the Nile in a felucca. You’ll stop at Luxor, Kom-Ombo and Aswan, where you’ll see the High Dam and the Unfinished Obelisk. From Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple to the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener’s Island, this trip offers up some of the world’s most extraordinary treasures.
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What’s your favourite Trafalgar trip? Where are you planning on travelling in 2021? Let us know in the comments below…