Trafalgar for Solo Travellers
16 Jan 2018
From the iconic to the unexpected, Trafalgar connects you with the local soul of a destination like no other. All the details are taken care of so you’re free to just be – be happy, be in the moment and be inspired.
Trafalgar has been taking more than five million guests on guided holidays since 1947 – 70+ years of expertise and knowledge equates to the best holiday experience for you. Guided holidays are a hassle-free and enjoyable way for you to discover your destination if you’re travelling on your own. From the day-to-day itinerary to hotel check-ins and taking your luggage to your room, everything is taken care of. This provides you with the perfect opportunity to meet and share experiences with like-minded people from all over the world.
When you’re visiting a new destination, there’s nothing like having a friend there to welcome you. Someone who’s passionate about making sure you have a great time; who will introduce you to hidden treasures and make sure you meet the locals. That’s what you’ll get with Trafalgar’s knowledgeable and well-connected Travel Directors and network of local characters; from chefs and artisans to historians, farmers and archaeologists. On a Trafalgar trip, you’ll connect with locals who will proudly welcome you into their home, share their culture and tell their stories as if you were a long-lost family member.
One of the best ways to get to know a place is through its food. Experience the real culture of a place - from the only-the-locals know restaurants and hot spots to the carefully-crafted Be My Guest experiences, always with local families. From foraging for your lunch on Ireland’s wild west coast to dining with the descendants of French nobility in a 17th century farmhouse in the Loire Valley – it’s these sorts of experiences that set Trafalgar apart from the rest.
Stay in accommodation that is more than just a bed for the night; properties that are an important piece of the local heritage. Ashford Castle in Ireland is a renowned Irish country castle that has hosted Presidents, Princes…and Trafalgar guests. Sleep like nobility at Las Casas de la Juderia – a former Duke’s residence in Seville, Spain. It’s this kind of total immersion that has you living and breathing a place.
There’ll be no need for guide books on a Trafalgar guided holiday as you travel with their knowledgeable and informative Travel Directors, insiders and locals who will surprise you with their favourite Hidden Gems and not-to-be-missed experiences. It’s the dancer who will teach you flamenco dancing in Spain, or the artisan holding a workshop on hand-painting porcelain in Amsterdam’s Royal Delft Pottery, that will bring your destination to life.
Trafalgar’s coaches are the ultimate way to get around with plenty of legroom, onboard restrooms, Wi-Fi, air-conditioning and space to recline so you can sit back, relax and take in the scenery while your dedicated driver transports you safely from place to place. Trafalgar also offer a fantastic range of travel styles so you can choose the perfect type of holiday to suit you. Country Explorer is perfect for the traveller that wants to get to know a single country. Special Interests trips are ideal if you have a passion, say around art or cooking, while their selection of At Leisure trips are designed for the traveller that prefers a couple nights in each city, with later starts and no early mornings.
A guided holiday with Trafalgar offers the perfect holiday solution for a solo traveller with an average of 40-45 like-minded travellers from all over the world for you to get to know. Though you’ll be travelling in a group, there is plenty of free time to do some exploring yourself should you want some time out. For the solo traveller, Trafalgar offers choice. You can be matched up with a fellow traveller of the same gender, and each pay the twin share cost or, if you prefer privacy, you can pay a single supplement to cover the cost of your own room. Trafalgar also offers 50-100% discount on their standard single supplements on selected trip departures all over the world. Speak to your Phil Hoffmann Travel Consultant to find out more.