What wouldn’t you give to go on a holiday that is relaxed and off–the-beaten-track, yet still delivers all the wonderful extras such as great 5 and 4 star hotels as well as Authentic Accommodations such as castles and hotels that have wonderful architecture, history and décor, meals in the homes of locals and our unique Insider Experiences that you’ve come to expect from Trafalgar?
Trafalgar have introduced smaller groups on their new Hidden Journeys style which are designed to take smaller groups deeper into the destinations and off the beaten track.
With 11 Hidden Journeys trips and no more than 24 travellers on each departure, Trafalgar offer these new style trips to Italy, France, Ireland, Switzerland, Greece, Turkey, Newfoundland, Panama, Japan and China.
According to Trafalgar Managing Director Theresa Szejwallo, the new product is about access. “We have introduced selected trips that take our guests into the hardest-to-reach destinations,” says Theresa, “with Hidden Journeys, Trafalgar’s Insider Experience concept has been expanded to encompass smaller, more intimate accommodations and even harder-to-reach experiences that would be difficult or impossible with a larger group”.
Have you ever wanted to stay in a castle? On the Secrets of Ireland Trafalgar’s guests will stay in three different castles plus The Malton, which is also a featured Authentic accommodation. Ballynahinch Castle in Galway, Lough Eske Castle in County Donegal and Fizpatrick Casle in Dublin are castles where guest will stay and soak up hundreds of years of Ireland’s history overnight.
On the Secrets of Italy guided holiday guests will stay in the 47-room Albergo dell’Agenzia in Italy’s Piedmont region. The Albergo dell’Agenzia is in the heart of the slow food movement on a part of King Carlo Alberto of Savoy’s country estate is alongside the University of Gastronomic Sciences.
Trafalgar’s Hidden Journeys also offer Local Specialists such as Damien in Ireland, who is a specialist on the Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature WB Yeats. Over a delicious Be My Guest dinner, prepared by Paula, a noted chef, you will be enthralled as Damien talks you through all the writings of Yeats and why he is considered one of the greatest poets of the 20th century.
Secrets of Ireland is priced from R31 100 per person twin share for an 8 day guided holiday that visits Ireland and Northern Ireland. Secrets of Italy is priced from R23 900 per person twin share. book and pay before 26 March to take up to 7.5% off, or 5% until 14 May with Trafalgar’s Early Payment Discount and enquire about additional brochure discounts such as a 5% small group discount when you book 5 to 9 people or an added 5% if you’ve travelled with any of our Travel Corporation companies – Insight, Uniworld River Cruises and Contiki – these discounts all add up for some super savings.
For more information contact Trafalgar on (011) 280 8400. Visit www.trafalgar.com and follow us: #TrafalagarInsider to learn more, or, contact your nearest ASATA travel agent.
Trafalgar is the world’s leading guided holiday company offering exceptional quality and value itineraries to a range of exciting destinations. With nearly 70 years of experience and unrivalled local expertise, Trafalgar provides an authentic insider’s view to create truly unique travel experiences in Europe, Britain and Eastern Mediterranean, Australia and New Zealand, China, Mexico, Central and South America, Asia, the USA and Canada.
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