Trafalgar Tours: What to Know

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Trafalgar Tours, which bills itself as “the world’s leading and most awarded” tour company, has over 70 years of experience connecting travelers with their dream destinations. Trafalgar provides “exceptional value and quality holidays” to the world’s most popular places. The company believes that the diversity of its customers, who come from many countries around the world to participate in Trafalgar’s escorted tours, enhances each traveler’s experience.

The tour company is a member of TreadRight, a not-for-profit foundation that encourages the development of sustainable tourism. Trafalgar also operates CostSaver, a tour company focusing on “value tours without compromise.” CostSaver tours offer more free time (less included tours), and stays at three- to four-star hotels, versus four- to five-star hotels for Trafalgar Tours's First Class travelers.

Trafalgar offers land excursions and rail itineraries, with a river cruise add-on option not operated by Trafalgar Tours. Many itineraries give the option to purchase additional Experiences, which range from gourmet dinners to dance performances and camel rides.

Destinations

  • North America
  • Central America
  • South America
  • United Kingdom
  • Europe
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Middle East
  • Australia
  • New Zealand

Fast Facts About Trafalgar Tours:

Is Trafalgar Tours family friendly?

Trafalgar offers Family Experiences tours to destinations such as the American Southwest, Costa Rica, and Europe. These tours are geared toward families, but younger travelers are also permitted on Trafalgar's other trips. Children must be at least 5 years old to go on any Trafalgar Tour. Children under 5 are not permitted.

Does Trafalgar Tours offer solo traveling options?

Trafalgar Tours often has deals for solo travelers. A solo traveler has a 50/50 chance of sharing a room with someone of the same gender during their tour. To guarantee an individual room (i.e. not sharing with someone else on the tour), Trafalgar Tours charges a single supplement fee. 

How much does a tour typically cost?

It varies widely. Tour costs begin at approximately $555 and go up to $10,000, plus fuel charges and taxes. 

What is an average trip length?

A tour can be anywhere from two to 32 days.

Do Trafalgar Tour prices include airfare?

Trafalgar Tour prices don't typically include airfare. Assume it is extra—unless booking a land and air package specifically. Travelers do have the option to book airfare through Trafalgar if they wish. Travelers are also responsible for acquiring any required travel visas for the trip. Passports should be valid for at least six months beyond the date the trip ends.

What kind of tours does Trafalgar have?

Trafalgar offers themed tours, such as “WWI and WWII Battlefields,” which visits cities and battlefields in Europe, and “Sound of Music Summer,” a 10-day trip to Austria and Germany, where travelers will view locations where the “Sound of Music” movie was filmed. While other tours, such as “Treasures of Thailand” and “Best of South Africa” are broader.

Can guests bring wheelchairs on Trafalgar Tours?

Travelers can bring a wheelchair on most Trafalgar tours, as long as it's foldable. But they will also need to bring an able-bodied companion to assist them.

Does Trafalgar offer travel insurance?

The tour company does offer travel insurance, but travelers need to add it on before making the final payment. Guests can also purchase their own policy outside the tour company.

Are all meals included on the tour?

It is important to read the itinerary carefully to see which meals are included. Some itineraries include only breakfasts and a few lunches and dinners.

Are there any volunteer opportunities on the tours?

Trafalgar has partnered with ME to WE, a socially conscious company that combines touring with making a difference. Through ME to WE, travelers can volunteer on sustainable development projects in India through a trip extension after their Trafalgar Tour.

Are there any discounts?

Contact Trafalgar Tours to discuss an early payment discount, offered usually in the end and beginning of the year if you pay for your trip well in advance. Not all itineraries qualify for this discount. Trafalgar also offers a Young Traveler discount on some of its trips. This discount applies to travelers 17 and under.

Trafalgar Tours Contact Information

Trafalgar Tours West, Inc. (US office)

801 East Katella Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92805
(866) 809-8246

Trafalgar Tours (Head office in the UK)

5 Bressenden Place
London SW1E 5DF
United Kingdom
0800 533 5619

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