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Summer is on for UK residents as destinations ease restrictions

We’ve officially got a spring in our step as the prospect of summer adventure, and maybe even a little sun, returns. Following the governments announcement of a traffic light system, those from the UK will now be able to travel to an approved list of reduced risk countries including Portugal, Israel and Iceland. And the best part? You won’t need to go into mandatory quarantine on either end of your trip, so you can get the most out of your summer holiday.

The new easing of restrictions is set to come into play from May 17th, and the great news is we’re already good to go. Just like you, we can’t wait to experience the joy of travel again, all while ensuring physical distancing and enhanced hygiene practices are adhered to at every stage of the journey. We have adapted to the new world of travel and stand ready to connect our UK guests to some of the places they love and have missed so much.

Where can Brits travel to this summer with Trafalgar?

The Benagil Sea Cave in the Algarve

If you’ve been dreaming of soaking up the sunshine or have been missing that feeling of adventure you get as you arrive somewhere new, our hassle-free getaways are the perfect way to do it.

Not only will you get summer experiences like sunning yourself in the picturesque Porto, lounging around Lisbon, or dining like a king in the foodie capital of Tel Aviv, but you’ll also see the captivating Iceland, with its famous Blue Lagoon and dramatic landscapes.


Best of Portugal (11 days) 

Quintessential Portuguese fishing town at sunset

Glorious Portuguese beaches are the perfect antidote to months spent indoors, with their stunning coastlines, intriguing rock formations and golden sands. With impressive scenery, charming towns, delicious food and an interesting history to boot, Portugal has quickly become our most desired destination, with bookings in hot demand.

Feeling inspired? BOOK NOW: The Best of Portugal  


Best of Israel (8 days)

Arial view of Tel Aviv beach meeting the city

From its architecture to its attitude, Tel Aviv is a modern, fun-loving city with unexpected adventures around every corner. The beaches are one of the greatest surprises: the water is clear, sparkling blue and fresh, the sand fine and white, acting as a silvery seam separating the sea and city. If the combination of a bustling city and relaxing beach doesn’t make you want to visit Israel, we don’t know what will.

Feeling inspired? BOOK NOW: Best of Israel.


Iceland including the Blue Lagoon (6 days)

Natural waterfall and mountains in Iceland

Defined by dramatic landscapes and vast areas of wilderness, Iceland is home to a multitude of adventures – active volcanoes, geysers and monumental glaciers.

The famous Blue Lagoon allows you to bathe and relax in an otherworldly moon-scape of rich mud and icy-blue geothermal seawater. Set amid ancient, black lava rock and rising steam quelled by pure Icelandic air, this tranquil haven is different to anything you will ever see.

Feeling inspired? BOOK NOW: Iceland journey and Blue Lagoon tour

What do I need to know about testing?

Travellers who want to visit countries on the green list must take a PCR test before they depart, plus a test on or before day two of their arrival back into England. A PCR test currently costs between £65 and £160. If the test is negative there will be no need to quarantine on return, or take any additional tests. 

Trafalgar Tours Travel Director showing guests the sights

When you travel with Trafalgar, you’ll support local livelihoods and communities, help reboot the economy, and Make your Travel Matter. You’ll also have peace of mind that all your wellbeing needs are taken care of, with our stringent new hygiene and physical distancing protocols and up-to-the-minute information on all the latest travel alerts. 

FURTHER READING: Trafalgar’s wellbeing policy

We can’t wait to get back out there and explore our beloved destinations with you again.


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