Any time a country or region imposes any sort of visa stipulation - even if it’s a waiver - the travel industry sighs a collective groan, knowing the obstacles and headaches to come.
Trafalgar, a worldwide leader in guided vacations is committed to sustainability and helping clients ‘Make A Difference’ through travel with the launch of their 2019 Europe & Britain program. With over 116 handcrafted journeys to over 220 cities, clients can travel and be a force for good with Trafalgar.
From connecting with Trafalgar’s JoinTrafalgar initiative, powered by The Travel Corporation’s not-for-profit, TreadRight Foundation, clients are brought closer to the local communities of the regions they visit. When travelling with Trafalgar, guests have the opportunity to give back globally, locally and individually. They will be helping to sustain local communities, support individuals and their livelihoods or help care for the environment around the world.
Clients can explore globally, sustain locally and ‘Make Travel Matter’ during the following four trip highlights:
Best of Devon and Cornwall
On Trafalgar’s eight-day Best of Devon and Cornwall adventure, clients will journey past Bath, Rural Wiltshire, and the ruined Tintagel Castle where, King Arthur was rumoured to be born. Guests will enjoy a moving evening performance of choir music at St. Martin’s Church in Exeter, one of the oldest buildings in the having survived WWII bombings and the design overhaul. The Victorian era truly makes this place unique, and well worth preserving, which is why guests will learn more about how their impact on visiting the church helps with the conservation of this historical site.
Throughout Trafalgar’s 11-day Italy Bellissimo journey, clients will travel from the interior of Italy to the coast and visit the sultry, sun-kissed island of Capri, where they’ll stay in an old Franciscan convent in the birthplace of St. Francis of Assisi. In Perugia, clients will enjoy a JoinTrafalgar experience and meet Marta Cucchia at the Laboratorio Giuditta Brozzetti and discovering the history of Italian hand-weaving during a private demonstration, to see how their visit helps preserve this traditional art form.
Sound of Music
When embarking on Trafalgar’s 10-day Sound of Music journey, guests will explore the heritage of the Habsburg Empire and stay at the 18th-century former family estate, turned Hotel Schloss Leopoldskron, known as the ‘Sound of Music Palace’ for the role it played in some of the film’s outdoor scenes. Clients will learn how their visit helps fund its continuous care so it can be preserved for future generations to come.
Wonders of St. Petersburg and Moscow
On Trafalgar’s seven-day Wonders of St. Petersburg and Moscow guided vacation, clients will visit the Theatre of Youth in St. Petersburg, Russia and meet with students of the theatre who will share stories on the institute’s work and how the funds contribute to behalf of the theatrical education of youth.