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trafalgar tours

Middlebury...
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trafalgar tours

Has anyone taken a Trafalgar tour? Am doing resear/h that my TA doesn't seem to have time for. Looking for CA coast tour where one isnot confined to a bus for 4 to 5 hrs with only 2 15 min poddy breaks.

Customer service says that their tours stop once an hour or ecery 90 min.

Can anyone input on their tours and travel style? Thanks. Mel

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Niagara Falls...
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51. Re: trafalgar tours

We just returned from the Britain Ireland Highlights tour. The thing that everyone should know and look at before booking are the words See, View & Visit. Our tour was a huge disappointment as we did not stop but merely drove past most sites on the coach. Unless it says VISIT...do not count on stopping. Tour was advertised as 10 days however first & last days were air travel only making it a 8 day tour in reality. The tour felt like a very long bus ride only..had 10 minute pee break only in Belfast the off to Dublin. Trip inclusions ie: VISIT we're walk around Endinbrough and visit Waterford Crystal showroom. Optional excursions were nice but did not include many places we would have enjoyed seeing.

Rio de Janeiro...
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52. Re: trafalgar tours

We took a Trafalgar tour to Grece just two weeks ago. Everything was enjoyable and organized, except for a very serious disappointment: Trafalgar cheated all of us about the hotels in Athens, Mykonos and specially Santorini. We were supposed to be assigned to four star hotels, and instead we got two star, (maximum three star for the one in Athens.)

To buy a pig in a poke is not the nicest feeling, and Trafalgar should be ashamed of this swindle.

Corby, United...
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53. Re: trafalgar tours

I would not touch this company! They cram too much in, meaning you rarely get off the coach, and if you do, you are lucky to have 1 hour, meaning, that you better grab a gift, quick few photos and that's it! A friend from the U.S. has had a bad experience.All the Hotels are Ibid, then arrived in London,then dropped at their hotel, so if they had not adventures into London themselves, they would go nowhere! They left London on day 2 at 7:30am,spent 1 hour in Startford upon Avon.Their longest visit best was York where.they actually saw the city and cathedral! It is a bus tour really!

Fort Myers, Florida
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54. Re: trafalgar tours

I have traveled with my family, all eight of usually, to England ,France,Belgium,holland,Italy,Austria,Ireland,and Egypt with Trafalgar tours and have never been disappointed in any way. They all, from the booking agents to the absolutely wonderful tour directors,have been the best. We had Peter in Europe, Wyel in Egypt, and Jimmy and Barnard all over Ireland.. Each one was a wealth of knowledge and fun. They,really enjoyed the tour also. Peter spoke at least 6 languages, which in itself is amazing. If you don't want to,drive, are not thrilled with boats, and want to really get to know the land your traveling to, call Trafalgar.

West Bloomfield...
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55. Re: trafalgar tours

The bus drivers have mandatory rests during the day and cannot drive more than a certain number of hours per day.

We went on a Trafalgar tour of five European countries and it was amazing.

Globus tour of Switzerland by train was just as good with the exception of a hotel where our room was directly over a nightclub. I used pills for that night.

Fort lauderdale
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56. Re: trafalgar tours

Has anyone taken the Best of Italy & Sicily Tour? Thinking about booking this tour.

Bribie Island...
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57. Re: trafalgar tours

Is this the old TT Forum - use to be their site ?

Bribie Island...
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58. Re: trafalgar tours

Yes - they are a Coach tour. It is a bit like a tasting at a winery. You can go back for more later. You see a lot in a short time.

We've found TT better in the USA - better Hotels etc. Europe we found pretty awful - better to go with their upmarket "brother" Insight.

Bribie Island...
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59. Re: trafalgar tours

Do you mean California ? We did a TT trip from San Fran to Seattle. Very good. BUT - it is on a Coach. Also one on East Coast - NYC - circle - Washington/Niagara/Toronto/Quebec/Boston back to NYC. Really enjoyable. But again - it was a Coach tour. You have to travel between places ... :)

Ringgold, Virginia
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60. Re: trafalgar tours

To quote another traveler.."be aware of the words see, view, and visit" . You only get to stop on the "visits" and 3-4 hours to see a national park is just that ..a visit! We just did the Western Discoverer and it was horrible. 6-7 hours a day on the bus with a couple potty breaks and a lunch break. If you sign up for an extra excursion you will not have any time to enjoy anything else the stop has to offer except a potty and quickie lunch. We found the bus to be an "economy" bus and a crowd of 50+ to be a bit too much to enjoy..although I have to say the people on the tour were the best part of it..You would do better to do it on your own if you can...

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