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6 of the biggest misconceptions people have about travelling with Trafalgar

If you’ve never travelled with Trafalgar before, you may not know what to expect and you may even hold some misconceptions about group travel. To help you get an idea of what travelling with Trafalgar is like, we’re setting the record straight and clearing up six of the biggest myths and misconceptions people have about travelling with Trafalgar.

Myth 1: Travelling with Trafalgar is not good for people who like to be active

Fact: If you like to get active, whether it’s hiking, biking, or kayaking, we’ve got good news for you. All Trafalgar tours can be tailored based on your preferred activity levels and your Travel Director will even recommend activities based on your level of fitness. 

We’re also launching our new Small Group Active Trips in the USA and Canada, which will have you exploring some spectacular national parks and zipping around in a slick Mercedes-Benz® sprinter van. You’ll spend your days hiking your heart out and your Travel Director will suggest different trails based on your fitness level. 

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Myth 2: You only do the super touristy experiences on Trafalgar trips

Fact: This is a huge misconception about Trafalgar trips! While we do love to see the icons of each destination we visit, we also offer rich, local experiences you wouldn’t do on your own. You’ll visit local communities and meet fascinating people, plus we offer our unique Be My Guest experiences where you share a meal in a local’s home and learn about their way of life. We also have our Make Travel Matter experiences that leave a positive impact on the people and places we visit. 

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You could join a local foraging expert on the Wild Atlantic Coast Ireland and pick ingredients for your homemade Be My Guest lunch. Or meet the talented women of Iraq Al-Amir in Jordan and support this incredible female-owned organisation that financially empowers women in rural Jordan. You could even visit the Turtle Conservancy in Tortuguero National Park and support their crucial work to protect endangered sea turtles. Wherever you travel with Trafalgar, you’re guaranteed to get off the beaten track and get to know the real heart of your destination. 

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Myth 3: I won’t have any fun on a Trafalgar trip

Fact: You’ll have the time of your life when you travel with Trafalgar! How do we know? We’ve spent the last 75 years having an absolute blast with all our guests all over the world. Still not convinced? Check out our Trafalgar Travel Instagram to see our guest’s oodles of fun and plenty of laughter on our trips.  

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Myth 4: I won’t meet any like-minded people when travelling with Trafalgar

Fact: We’ve lost count of the number of times our guests have shared stories about making lifelong friends on their Trafalgar trip. The fact is, travel is a fantastic way to meet like-minded people. And it’s a true bonding experience like no other. Complete strangers often turn into firm friends over the course of a few days of travel, brought together by their amazing shared experiences. You’re bound to meet someone you can have a laugh with… And the people you meet may just turn out to be the very best part of your trip!

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Myth 5: You spend your whole time on the coach when travelling with Trafalgar

Fact: You will spend some time on the coach as you move around between destinations, but it certainly won’t be the only thing you’re doing. We spend far more time on the ground getting immersed in the places we’re visiting. But when you are on the coach, it’s a great experience in itself! You’ll get to kick back in our custom, luxury vehicles with all the comforts you need for a great trip. Your time on the coach also gives you the chance to chat and bond with other travellers. You’ll hear fascinating stories from your Travel Director, and just spend some relaxing time watching the beautiful scenery roll by.

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Myth 6: Trafalgar trips are not good for solo travellers

Fact: Our trips are perfect for solo travellers! We’ve recently introduced new and improved options for solo travellers. If you’re going solo, you’ll get reduced and free single supplements so you can enjoy the privacy of your own room – without forking out extra. We still also give you the option to share a twin room with another same-sex traveller, so you’ll save more money and maybe even make a lifelong friend in the process.

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Do you have any misconceptions about travelling with Trafalgar? Share them in the comments below and we’ll address them for you…

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