In business for over 60 years, Trafalgar Tours specializes in creating packages for leisure travelers. The company conducts tours not only in England, where it was founded, but also in other parts of Europe
, South America
, China, Australia, Canada
, the United States
, New Zealand and Egypt.
Originally called Industrial Recreational Services (IRS), Trafalgar Tours was started by a former army intelligence officer named Bill Nunn in 1947. In 1959, IRS changed to its current name, after Trafalgar Square in London, the location of its main English office.
Trafalgar Tours conducts over 200 tours worldwide in which all accommodations, from transportation and hotel to general sightseeing, are taken care of by experienced staff. Tours are created to cater to the tastes of a variety of travelers. The Classical Fantasy Tour, for example, features famous capitals in Europe such as London and Vienna plus well-known cities from the ancient world such as Athens and Rhodes.
Booking a Tour
Book a tour by calling a travel agent or Trafalgar Tours or ordering online.
According to Trafalgar Tours, you will save about 40 percent over independent travel if you use the company. All travel directors who conduct the tours have at least five years of experience.
The company creates special tour packages for limited times. For example, as part of the Be My Guest program, visitors attend dining experiences in which they eat at a local home. The meals are created using local wines and food ingredients so that travelers get an experience that simply cannot be gotten at a restaurant.
Some tour customers have complained online that the hotels used by Trafalgar are not always high-quality and are far from attractions and the center of town. As always, research the areas you will be staying in if you book through Trafalgar Tours to decide if you're better off using the company or going it alone.
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