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7 tours perfect for reuniting with friends

Missing your friends? So are we! That’s why we’ve introduced our small group tours and custom tours so you can get with your friends safely while enjoying the same incredible Trafalgar experiences. Whether you want to go on a small group tour to reconnect with your friends, or you’re looking to make new friends with like-minded travellers, here are 7 tours perfect for sharing the love of travel.

Ways to travel with friends with Trafalgar

Small group tours

If you can’t wait to travel with the ones you love, our small group tours are the perfect option. You’ll get to travel through Asia and Africa with 20 people or less, and the USA, Europe, and the rest of the world with 29 people or less. That means you’ll enjoy a more intimate, personal experience that prioritises your wellbeing in a post-covid world. You’ll also have more time to get to know your fellow travellers… And likely add even more people to your friendship circle! So even if you’re travelling solo, you’ll get to explore with like-minded people and bond over your incredible experiences.

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Custom tours

Want a travel experience created just for you and your friends? We’ve got you sorted. Our custom tours option is perfect for groups of 10 guests or more who want a personalised travel itinerary and a tailored experience, with all the inclusions, flexibility and control over your budget. If your group has specific needs and interests, our specialist team can design your perfect group travel experience. 

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Here are 7 of our favourite small group tours that are perfect to travel with friends, or to inspire your custom group tour:

1. Best of Egypt

Great Sphinx and pyramids of Giza Egypt

What better way to reunite with friends than by seeing the ancient wonders of the world together? Egypt is filled with treasures and you’ll get to see them all on this spectacular trip from the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx at Giza to the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, the Temple of Kom-Ombo, Abu Simbel, and Kitchener’s Island in Aswan. Get immersed in the culture with a visit to a traditional Nubian village and the historic city of Alexandria, and raise your glasses in celebration as you sail along the mighty Nile. This will be a bucket list trip you and your friends will look back on for years to come. 

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2. Essence of South Africa

Scenic bay and mountains South Africa

Ready to bond with your friends through the joy of adventure? There’s something for everyone on this incredible trip to South Africa, from thrilling safari game drives where you can spot the Big 5 to traditional barbecues and homegrown wine by the coast. Spend the night on a private game reserve, discover the culture of the Shangaan people, and learn about Johannesburg’s history with a Soweto Freedom tour. This is sure to be a trip you and your friends will never forget.

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3. Classic Japan

two women in Kyoto Japan travel with friends

Beautiful Japan is the perfect blend of action and relaxation for your travel adventure with friends. One day you’ll be wandering the neon-lit streets of Tokyo, and the next you’ll be relaxing in an onsen spa in the mountains. From exploring ancient temples and feudal castles to soul-stirring landscapes like Mount Fuji, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to reconnect with your friends on this trip. You’ll also love bonding over all the unique local experiences like Taiko drumming lessons and having lunch with a local tea plantation farmer’s family. You can even learn how to make Okonomiyaki and Momiji Manjyu, and visit Kiyomizu pottery craftsmen in their workshop.

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4. Best of Britain

green countryside in England travel with friends

Want to travel with friends? Why not travel with the people you love in the places you love! Britain is one of our favourite bucket list destinations, filled with icons like vibrant London, the beautiful Lake District, the ancient Stonehenge, and the extraordinary Scottish Highlands and the Isle of Skye. From the gorgeous cities of Bath or Exeter to Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon, and the beautiful coastal landscapes of Plymouth, you and your friends will have endless fun on this Britain trip.

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5. National Parks Wonders

Old Faithful geyser Yellowstone National Park USA

Dreaming of setting off on a classic American road trip with your friends? This is the perfect trip to do it! You’ll get to see all the icons like the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Tetons, and the Crazy Horse Memorial. You’ll also meet friendly locals like Stephen Yellowhawk who is helping preserve the heritage of Native Americans through song and dance. Whether you want to learn about US history, hike in the national parks, eat an oversize meal in a classic roadside diner or snap some gorgeous group shots, you’re sure to have a blast when you travel with friends on this trip.

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6. Spain, Portugal and Morocco

Moorish architecture in Grenada Spain

Grab your friends and hit three countries in one trip with this magical adventure across Spain, Portugal and Morocco. Learn to haggle in the souks of Marrakech, marvel at Gaudí’s fantasy masterpieces in Barcelona, or go in search of the best Portuguese tarts in Lisbon. Sip sangria on the sunny streets of Seville and explore the stunning Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert. Journey around the beautiful ‘Golden Triangle’ of Portugal through Sintra, Cascais and the Estoril Coast. You and your friends will be reminiscing on this incredible trip for years to come!

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7. Best of France

Paris streets lit up at night travel with friends

If you and your friends have been dreaming of France, this is the perfect trip for you. We’ll take you around this gorgeous country hitting all the highlights from romantic Paris to the lavender fields of Provence to the vineyards of Burgundy. Fill up on gourmet treats in Lyon and enjoy the glitz and glamour of Monaco and the French Riviera. Marvel at the lush valleys of Dordogne and sample world-class wine in Bordeaux. You’ll even get to have the ultimate sleepovers when we spend nights in elegant castles like Château de Beauvois. If you’re ready for some bucket-list adventure with your friends – this is it.

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Are you planning to travel and reconnect with friends this year? Let us know in the comments below…

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