If you’ve earmarked 2018 as the year you finally achieve your #travelgoals, then take inspiration from our must-have spectacular travel experiences. From staying in uniquely charming hotels to uncovering your destination’s best kept secrets, let us fire up your wanderlust and get you in the mood for adventure.

Connect with Locals

Wherever you choose to travel, enrich your experience by connecting with locals. You’ll benefit from insider knowledge, a more authentic trip and truly get to know the beating heart of your destination. On a Trafalgar trip, we connect you with locals who are proud to welcome you into their homes, share their cultures and tell their tales. As part of our Be My Guest experiences, you’ll be warmly hosted by a local family; whether that’s Muhammad Ali’s brother in Louisville or Oonagh from Wild Kitchen (who will take you foraging for food in County Clare, Ireland), you’ll be rewarded with first-hand cultural immersion and also get to sample delicious regional dishes.

Dine with Muhammad Ali’s family on: Spirit of the South

Stays with Stories

In 2018, enhance your travels by staying somewhere where, if the walls could talk, they’d have plenty to say. From unique, historical hotels to iconic landmark locations, we take you to some mesmerising places. Sip a Maple Collins cocktail at the bar of The Omni Parker House – America’s oldest hotel, where literary greats rubbed shoulders – or surrender to the splendour of the majestic Ashford Castle, where nobility have resided.

Stay at The Omni Parker House on: East Coast USA and Canada

Make a Difference

Sustainable travel should be more than just a fleeting trend; it should be a philosophy and on-going ethos. When you travel, be mindful of the environment and the communities you visit. Sustainable travel underpins all of our trips, and we’re committed to making a positive impact globally, locally and individually. Our parent company’s non-profit organisation, TreadRight is dedicated to supporting sustainable initiatives globally. You can take part in our JoinTrafalgar experiences that support businesses like the Giuditta Brozzetti Studio in Italy, the only place in the world practicing an ancient weaving craft using jacquard wooden looms to create Renaissance designs.

Visit the Giuditta Brozzetti Studio on: Italy Bellisimo

Hidden Gems

The Eiffel Tower in Paris. The Duomo in Florence. Macchu Pichu in Peru. Seeing the awe-inspiring sights is a given on any trip, but peel back the layers and seek out hidden gems to get a flavour for the real insider places. Our expert Travel Directors have an intimate knowledge of their destinations and reveal unexpected sights like London’s picturesque Regent’s Canal, the historic underground Gordon’s Wine Bar and the centuries-old Hatchards bookshop.

Visit London on: London Explorer

Dive into Culture

This year, throw yourself headfirst into fascinating cultural experiences that capture the soul and spirit of your destination. From VIP access to places many travellers can’t usually go, like the Vatican’s incredible double helix Bramante Staircase, to learning about the art of French cuisine at Paris’s L’atelier de Chefs school, leave your guidebooks at home and allow us to connect you with immersive adventures that’ll give you a deeper appreciation of your travels.

Visit the L’atelier de Chefs school on: Paris Explorer

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