Trafalgar Tours

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  • My First Tour

    Aug 12, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: guides provide lots of information, ability to see so much in a short time
    Cons: not enough time in each area, only see the tourist areas, long bus journeys

    Summary: I usually travel on my own. I travel mostly for business and usually tack a few personal days on the end of a business trip. I haven't had a real vacation in over 5 years. Working for myself, I always felt that I couldn't take the time off. Well, I ... read more

  • Very disapoointing

    Oct 1, 2013 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Very comfortable coach and excellent driver.
    Cons: Just about everything else.

    Summary: We took a coach tour of New Zealand with AAT Kings last year. When I compare this Trafalgar tour of Scotland with that, Trafalgar comes up short on every count. To start with, they claim it is a 7 day tour. Since it starts Sunday evening and ends Friday ... read more

  • Trafalgar Tours may not deliver what you expect

    Sep 20, 2013 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great scenery, great people in Scotland, Great history
    Cons: Marginal hotels, Hard sell on optional excursions, not enough photo stops

    Summary: I'm a strong believer that if a traveler's expectations are met, the traveler has a good experience.  Conversely, unmet expectations produce unhappy travelers.  We went on Trafalgar's Best of Scotland tour. What follows is my attempt at an ... read more

  • Highlights of Turkey 2013

    Aug 29, 2013 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Turkey is awesome itself. The Be My Guest meal was memorable. Accomodations were very nice.
    Cons: The afternoon spent trying to sell us something was off-putting.

    Summary: I was hesitant about going to Turkey due to the civil unrest, but noted none of that during the seven days I was in Turkey.We were promptly met at the airport in Istanbul by the Trafalgar rep and taken to our hotel, located conveniently near shopping ... read more

  • overbearing Tour Directors

    Jan 25, 2013 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Italy itself, places we visited and people we met
    Cons: Totally overbearing Tour Director

    Summary: I recently went on a tour with Trafalgar in Italy, we had a wonderful time, who coundn't in Italy, but our tour director nearly drove most of us insane, she had a few fans but they where few and far between, talked far too much, too much information for ... read more

  • Paris Moderate 9 days through Trafalgar Tours, Horrible Experience!

    Nov 28, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros:  I could have done the trip without Trafalgar. I would NEVER use Trafalgar again.
    Cons: My travel agent was not to blame and I will use her services again.

    Summary: RIP OFF WARNIG!! Paris was beautiful and for the most part the other persons on the tour were friendly and the hotel staff was GREAT!  However the Trafalgar representatives were not what I expected and were not helpful.  As you know one of my ... read more

  • Italian Discovery 2011

    Jul 11, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Saw all the highlights; left all responsibility to Trafalgar! No complaints!
    Cons: No Parmagiano Reggiano with breakfast; hotels in Rome not centrally located. We're fine with that!

    Summary: Trafalgar's Italian Discovery tour was a comprehensive tour of Italy; wonderful for first-timer: Venice, Rome, Florence, Pisa, Milan, Verona, Assisi, Ferrara, Bologna, Stresa and stops along the way! It was our third trip, but we brought family and ... read more

  • Best of Ireland

    Jun 11, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Tour Guide, excellant
    Bus Driver, excellant
    Irish people, wonderful
    Shuttle service very good.
    bus, comfortable
    Cons: showers, leak,
    breakfasts ? beds,uncomfortable, 
    Rooms, need updating.

    Summary: I just returned from this tour. The beds need much improvement they are veryuncomfortable. There were only washcloths in one hotel that we stayed in. There was one hotel that didn't have a buffet breakfast, everyone was served the exact same thing, ... read more

  • Worst of Scotland Part 11

    May 12, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful countryside! Lots of scenery. Interesting accomodations. Great food! Wonderful, accomodating hoteliers,servers, adjunct bus drivers.
    Cons: Dishonest or forgetful? tour guide who would not admit his mistakes.

    Summary: I had originally placed a complant right after my "Best of Scotland" tour in September 2011 but have yet to receive an apology from either Vacations To Go or Trafalgar Tours, which I will never use again because they simply do not care what kind of ... read more

  • DO NOT TAKE TRAFALGAR EUROPEAN HIGHLIGHTS

    Apr 23, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The tour director was very good.
    Cons: No director until day 4, pay for transportation, misled about sights

    Summary: I recently returned from the European Highlights tour with Trafalgar.  I had taken a Globus tour last year through Italy, and based on my recent experiences I was very disappointed in Trafalgar.  I must say that the tour director was ... read more

  • THE WORST OF SCOTLAND

    Nov 14, 2011 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: FOOD AND HOTELS WAS EXCELLENT
    Cons: SEE ABOVE

    Summary: I WAS LOOKING FOREWARD TO MY VACATION IN SCOTLAND WITH TRAFALGAR TOURS.  THE TOUR INCLUDED 48 PEOPLE, WHICH WAS WAY TOO MUCH PEOPLE FOR A TOUR.  THE TOUR WAS OKAY, UNTIL I ASKED THE TOUR GUIDE FOR SOME HELP WITH DATES OF TRAVEL.  OUR TOUR ... read more

  • Trafalgar Best of Ireland an Scotland Tour

    Sep 20, 2011 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Guide Peter Flood, Driver Greg Creagh wonderful, Ireland and the Isle of Skye beautiful.
    Cons: Ramada Viking Hotel, TREZ JULES RESTAURANT IN EDINBURGH

    Summary: I enjoyed my tour with Trafalgar, the trip covered all the expected sites and the guide was highly informative and the driver was superb. We traveled approx. 2000 Miles in 15 days so of course there was a lot of time on the coach. This was my first coach ... read more

  • Trafalgar's European Experience was WONDERFUL for first time travelers to Europe

    Sep 18, 2011 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Wonderful to leave all the grunt work to Trafalgar.  
    Cons: Must give up control to an extent which some anal retentives might find painful.

    Summary: As I read the previous epinions, I think that one of the most important factors in being satisfied with Trafalgar Tours or not is knowing the reality of choosing the coach tour "lifestyle" in advance.  These tours are not meant to be top of the ... read more

  • 21 day Grand European first class june 2011

    Aug 7, 2011 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: tour director - friendly useful
    hotel rooms  comfortable with adequate facilties
    Buffett breakfasts were good
    Cons: Trafalgar dinners terrible
    Optional tours very expensive
    Pressure to buy things

    Summary: My wife and i enjoyed our tour, however be wary of the optional excursions, we were given a list of optional tours to do that we were to choose with a box to tick to do them all, the cost was around $1300 euros each.  We decided to do them cause we ... read more

  • Highlights of Turkey 2011

    Aug 6, 2011 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Tour director--- knowledgable, funny.  Driver & assistant--- great.  Hotels-- 5 star. Great bus.
    Cons: Hotels--culturally void; in busines districts. Minimal time at sites. Six AM wake ups.

    Summary: This was my first tour with Trafalgar.  I thought I signed up for a 9 day tour as the brochure stated, but in reality it was a 7 day tour as they count your travel days as part of the tour.  That is ok if one thinks sitting in ... read more

  • Luxury Prices-Cost Saver Accomodations!!!!

    Jul 11, 2011 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: guide great
    driver excellent
    food great
    2 excursions good
    Waterford unbelieveable
    Cons: not enough time at Waterford
    too much time on bus
    hotels sucked but for 2(London,Glasgow)
    excursions too expensive

    Summary: When you pay extra for accomodations, you expect much better accomodations but not so with Britain Highlights, 2011. I should have stayed with Cost Saver. Hotels were less than satisfactory with smelly, thread-bare carpets and no a/c or refrig. Rooms ... read more

  • 3-Continent Cruise

    Mar 9, 2011 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Customer service reps are nice but aren't given the tools to help customers.
    Cons: Changed the itinerary after I made payments and won't allow me to cancel.

    Summary: Customer service sucks. They changed my tour itinerary due to civil unrest... that's fine, understandable. But don't force me to go on the tour! Either I pay a penalty or "reschedule" through my travel agent. Here is the problem with rescheduling... ... read more

  • Trafalgar? Never Again

    Feb 17, 2011 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: The Only pros for Trafalgar was the actual places they took us...the country itself..
    Cons: In the above review I  wrote why I would not use Trafalgar again. 

    Summary: Was supposed to be a 'relaxed' tour as it spent 3 nights in each of 3 Italian cities, and I specifically said I could not handle getting up at 6 or 6:30 every day. No problem, I was told, as we didn't have to move every day. However, we still were up at ... read more

  • Overpriced and unprofessional tour guide

    Dec 26, 2010 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Okay but hotels were of a very good tourist standard.
    Cons: Constantly on the go and the shop in Limoges disappointing!

    Summary: My husband and I took a Trafalgar "Best of France" tour last May 2009.  It was okay but the time you added on all the optional tours/visits, it was nearly an extra AUD2,000 for the two of us.  Hotels were reasonable and there is alot of time ... read more

  • Highligts of Spain, Portugal & Morocco

    Oct 9, 2010 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellant driver & Moroccon guide. No worries about luggage.
    Cons: Too many people & too long on bus, too rushed and many substandard hotels.

    Summary: My wife and I took the Trafalgar Cost Cutter tour of Spain, Portugal and Morocco in early September and were very disappointed. The first problem was the tour leader. He was an older gentleman who has been in the business for 30 years. He was aloof, ... read more

  • Trafalgar tour a ripoff, false advertising

    Sep 21, 2010 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: All-in-all, it was an excellent trip, and the guide was very nice.
    Cons: Poorly planned, falsely advertised -not what the brochure promised, and denial by the company.

    Summary: Aug 1-17, 2010: The Trafalgar Tour to France and Spain: The tour brochure mentioned four sites that we did not visit or see (as advertised). The three and four star hotels and the meals were totally unacceptable, falling far short of the ... read more

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