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Trafalgar, the leader in European guided holidays carefully handpicks insider experiences such as Be My Guest meals with local families, and stays in unique properties that reflect the local destination. Authentic Accommodation offers travellers a way to step beyond the ordinary, and to discover the places they visit as ‘insiders’.
Having woven 70 years of experience, guest feedback, local knowledge and passionate people, Trafalgar has created the best way to travel when it comes to uncovering the true essence, rhythm and personality of a destination.
Proving that guided travel has evolved into something really experiential, here are 6 Authentic Accommodations that guests can enjoy on a Trafalgar holiday:
Stay at The Sound of Music Palace in Salzburg, Austria
On the Sound of Music trip, an Austrian adventure that takes in the country’s timeless connections to music, guests stay at SchlossLeopoldskron, which provided the backdrop for some of The Sound of Music movie’s most famous romantic outdoor scenes. This 18th century palace of the Prince Archbishop of Salzburg is now a national historic monument. Guests who stay enjoy the unique heritage experience and will learn how their stay at the hotel helps fund its continuous care, periodic restoration and the training of its staff in effective conservation methods so that it can be preserved for future generations to enjoy.
Stay in an 18th century listed water mill in Albi, France
Uncover the Secrets of France and embark on a gastronomic journey through Bordeaux, Sarlat-la-Canéda and Dordogne and indulge in fresh oysters, foiegras and ruby red wines. From medieval cities to bustling village markets, guests will stopover in Albi, a UNESCO world heritage site and will have an overnight stay at Hotel MercureAlbiBastides which offers modern rooms. A classified historic mill located on the banks of the Tarn, guests can enjoy riverside views.
Sleep onboard the largest passenger ship ever built in the Netherlands
Trafalgar’s Best of Holland itinerary includes an overnight stay on the SS Rotterdam, the largest passenger ship ever built in the Netherlands, which now has a permanent mooring in Rotterdam harbour. This celebrated icon, which has sailed the seven seas as the flagship of the Holland America Line, is considered one of the best hotels in the city. The ship has been beautifully renovated with authentic décor, original masterpieces, and elegant 1950s style, and boasts beautifully views over the river Maas and of the skyline of the dynamic city of Rotterdam. Former residence of Ireland’s pirate queen, Galway, Ireland
Trafalgar’s Castles and Manors holiday visiting Ireland covers the island’s emerald countryside and includes 4 different Authentic Accommodation stays before returning to Dublin. The Ballynahinch Castle Hotel is set in 450 acres of woodland and was built in the 18th century. The original castle dates back to the 1560s when owner Donal O’Flaherty was married to Ireland’s fearsome pirate queen, Grace O Malley.
Follow in the footsteps of Royalty in North Wales, United Kingdom
Trafalgar’s Castles and Kilts is a family adventure itinerary that visits England, Wales and Scotland. Guests will spend 2 nights in Wales staying at the 13th Century Ruthin Castle which is a beautiful retreat located on a hilltop. Peacocks wander around the green acres of parkland and sheep are found at the nearby meadow, making the surroundings a tranquil setting. It was first constructed in the late 1200s, and was originally known as the Red Castle because of its red sandstone walls. In the 1500s, King Henry VIII took over ownership and the estate continued pass through royal hands until the English Civil War where it was then left in ruins. Centuries later, many famous people have visited the castle, including Lady Randolph Churchill, Sir Winston Churchill’s mother and Prince Charles.
Stay in an unusual collection of traditional houses, Seville, Spain
Best of Spain allows you to admire the vibrant cityscapes of Barcelona, Seville, Cordoba, Toledo and Madrid. Hotel Las Casas de la Juderia is a collection of 15th century Andalusian townhouses and flower-filled courtyards in the heart of Seville. Located in the heart of the old Jewish quarter, just close to the cathedral and the Royal Alcázar, one is likely to get lost walking through the hotel’s labyrinth of alleys where Roman statues, earthenware jugs and antiques decorate each corner. More than five million guests from around the world have unforgettable cherished memories from their travels with Trafalgar. For time-poor customers, Trafalgar is a perfect choice as an experienced Travel Director will help arrange everything along the journey – meals, accommodation and travel logistics. This allows guests to travel the world with peace of mind, knowing that they are safe in the hands of an award-winning global company with an impeccable reputation for taking care of every detail. With over 230 itineraries and 8 different travel styles, guests can expect an effortless, enriching journey of discovery and insider moments of magic with Trafalgar.
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