The Best Experiences in Europe

14 January 2016
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Trafalgar guided holidays are infused with exclusive insider experiences that turn a regular holiday into something quite extraordinary. Be immersed in a world of fantasy as you discover the many wondrous secrets of Europe.

From exploring film locations of award-winning television series to discovering epic landscapes, your adventure will take you beyond the tourist hotspots. Wherever you choose to venture across Europe, you are guaranteed a truly unique experience, thanks to Trafalgar.

 Penny Lane, Liverpool

Discover the best of Britain and you will be greeted by Phil in Liverpool, a Local Specialist and bona fide friend of The Beatles. Travel down Penny Lane as Phil shares his stories of the legendary band. You’ll visit their favourite local hangouts, drive past Liverpool College of Art where John Lennon attended and even stop by Strawberry Field, the inspiration behind the hit song, “Strawberry Fields Forever”.

Movie buffs will relish a Trafalgar tour into the Scottish Highlands and over to Ireland. As you are guided through the region’s dramatic scenery, you will catch a glimpse of many top filming locations for blockbuster movies and television series including Outlander, James Bond films, Chariots of Fire and My Left Foot.

 Glencoe, Scottish Highlands

Game of Thrones fans will be especially pleased with the chance to visit the Winterfell film site in Castle Ward, Northern Ireland, where you can participate in a Games of Thrones experience, including firing live arrows while dressed in original character costumes from the award-winning TV show.

While in Northern Ireland, to understand Belfast’s troubled past, you can explore the city from the back of a Belfast Black Cab. Hear a Local Specialist tell firsthand stories as someone who lived through these events as you visit the city’s significant sites.

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A journey through Britain and Ireland could also have you taking in the history of the Industrial Revolution with a visit to Quarry Bank Mill. This National Trust property brings to life how communities lived together during this time period. You will also learn how Manchester and the surrounding areas were involved with textile manufacturing.

 Hot air balloons above Cappadocia

Tour through Turkey and you could stay in a mysterious cave hotel in one of the country’s beloved cities, Cappadocia. This handpicked accommodation ensures you truly experience the ancient rock formations of the region, with its natural stone walls and extensive views across the fairy chimneys.

For more fantastical landscapes, Trafalgar is one of the few companies that can take you to the centre of the Earth on a guided journey in Iceland. Snæfellsnes is blessed with geological wonders, including lava fields, volcanoes, glaciers and black sand beaches. The centrepiece of the region is the stunning Snæfellsjokull Glacier, a beautifully shaped strato volcano known as the location for John Verne’s famous novel Journey to the Centre of the Earth.

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Jessica Holmes

A foodie at heart, I love to travel to the USA and explore their expansive culinary culture. You’ll typically find me satisfying my sweet tooth in an American candy store, sampling macarons in a quaint New York patisserie or stocking up on American baking supplies.