European tours can be your shortcut to long lasting memories.

Guest Contributer November 08, 2019
 Two young couples dining by a canal in Amsterdam.
The best travel memories come from not only seeing the sights, but also immersing yourself in the culture of your destination. Of course, you want to see the attractions and landscapes, but it is the lived experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime. 

With that in mind, Trafalgar offers tours that take you beyond the museums and monuments to make your trip a journey of discovery. With carefully curated experiences and expert local specialists, you will get to know the true essence of each destination, create connections with local people and make lasting memories along the way.

Here are just a few of the European cultures you can explore with complete ease as Trafalgar's dedicated travel experts help you discover the very best experiences your destination has to offer. 


Italy 

Italy is the ideal place for a tour. Every region of this country has its own distinct natural landscape, culture, and best of all, cuisine. You can explore dramatic mountains and lakes, rocky coastlines and beaches, lush vineyards and ancient cities – all in one unforgettable Trafalgar tour. If you are interested in history, architecture, museums, fantastic food, shopping, historic monuments, and great wine, a visit to Italy should be top of your list. 

For an authentic experience of Italian life, try winemaking with the Lenzi family in the Tuscan countryside. The Lenzis will show you around their estate and share their hand-harvested wine, home-baked bread and other local delicacies.
Woman walking beside a Tuscan wine grove.

Czech Republic.

From Prague’s cobblestoned Old Town Square, with its intricately-designed Astronomical Clock, to the gorgeous vistas of the Moravian landscape, a Trafalgar tour can reveal the Czech Republic’s much-loved gems, as well as its hidden treasures. This tiny nation is home to over 2,000 castles – including some of the world's oldest, as well as hundreds of museums for art and history lovers of all stripes, and of course Moravian wine and the famous Czech beer. Savour the experience.

For an insider's view of the magical city, one of Trafalgar's local specialists can give you a guided tour of Prague. Explore the city's labyrinth of lanes and beautiful squares. Visit the impressive St. Vitus Cathedral, set within the 1,000-year-old Prague Castle, cross the Vltava to the Old Town Square and view the 14th-century Astronomical Clock, with its enchanted hourly Walk of the Apostles.

St. Vitus Cathedral at night.

Spain.

Just about everything a traveller could be looking for in a destination can be found in Spain. With its year-round warm weather and beautiful beaches, historic sites, art and architecture in bustling cities, as well as shopping, dining and vibrant culture everywhere you turn, this country has it all.

Add to that late mornings, midday siestas and an unashamed fondness for the local cocktail, sangria, you can’t help but fall in love with the Spanish way of life. From Barcelona to Bilbao, experience a tour of Spain with Trafalgar like no other.

For example, you can experience a fiery flamenco show in Seville. Let Trafalgar take you behind the scenes of a famous Andalusian flamenco show in Seville, where Emilio Ramirez, the Artistic Director, reveals what makes flamenco such a key part of the Spanish culture.

Flamenco dancer in vibrant red dress.

The Netherlands.

The Netherlands is one of the most developed countries in the world and despite its relatively small size, is packed with a vast array of places to explore, as well as having a huge cultural heritage. From the coffeeshops and iconic canals of world-class cities, to the beautiful countryside and famous windmills, and legendary artworks from Dutch masters such as Bosch and van Gogh, there is so much to see and do in this charming nation. A Trafalgar tour can help make sure you get the most of your visit.

Just one instance of an experience you might otherwise miss is in the historic city of Delft. Trafalgar guests can visit the Royal Delft Pottery workshop and gain insights into the manufacturing of the delicate hand-painted blue and white porcelain that the region is famous for.

Colourful rows of tulips in foreground of dutch windmill.


For history and architecture, arts and music, fine wines and dining, the world is full of destinations to explore that offer unforgettable experiences. Trafalgar can help you see them all with confidence, so you can discover the world with complete ease.

Pay for your trip in full by December 18, 2019, and save an extra 10% with Trafalgar’s Early Payment Discount.1

CAA Member-exclusive benefit: Receive an exclusive discount of $150 CAD per person. PLUS, enjoy even more with $80 toward additional experiences when you choose a CAA Vacations® departure.2

With over 55 years of experience, CAA is here to help. To start planning your European vacation, call: 1-855-660-2295 or stop into your local CAA Store see us.