Skip The FOMO For 2024
It can be agonising to watch our friends’ Instagram stories of quaint cobblestone streets, bustling Belgian pubs or a glamorous pose in front of the Mona Lisa in a turtleneck. Don’t find yourself in that predicament in this New Year, and plan your perfect adventure to Europe now.
Ready to unlock your best trip? Travelling with Trafalgar can make this happen – they have a huge collection of one-of-a-kind experiences. Each carefully curated itinerary is designed to dive deeper than the typical attractions. Check out our top Trafalgar tour experience picks.
Alentejo is the rural heartland of Portugal, a place of sleepy villages, fields of cork trees and historic fortified towns. In Alentejo, Trafalgar can take you to the Monte Negro stud farm, which is home the oldest horse breed in Europe – the Lusitano. The story goes that in 1778, the King of Portugal tasked a relative of the founder of Monte Negro stud farm to breed Lusitano horses for military duty. Only black horses were bred as a dramatic symbol of mourning for the breeder’s unrequited love of the Queen. Known for their powerful yet elegant bodies and jaunty gait, you can watch these remarkable beasts in all their glory as they are put through their paces in intricate dressage exercises.
Olympia Valley, Greece
Welcome to the fourth generation family-owned farm of the Karabelas in the beautiful hills of Olympia. Olympia is a small town on the Peloponnese peninsula, famous for its rich ancient Grecian history – the Olympic Games were held here every four years from 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. The Karabelas’ estate is an unspoiled territory that celebrates centuries of tradition. While you are here, you can sample olive oils, wines, local recipes and entertain yourself with locals performing syrtaki and other folk dancing.
What to book: 8-day Greece Tour of Athens, Olympia, Delphi and Meteora.
This idyllic 500 year old farm near Bergen, Norway is undoubtedly a key highlight of the tour. Looking out over a lake, lush hilly landscapes, and the beautiful main house that has historical roots going all the way back to the 16th century. The resident animals will be pleased to meet you, including the gorgeous Icelandic and Fjord horses, and then settle in to enjoy a locally produced lunch and a cultural musical performance.
With no electricity or water, this traditional eco-village just 40 minutes from Hvar will provide you with a truly local experience like no other. Hosts Jacov and his wife Keti will reveal the secrets of their ‘pika’ cooking technique, treating you to a mouthwatering feast of lamb and fresh octopus cooked in clay pots, and introduce you to the off-the-grid village lifestyle of Humac. Enjoy the break from technology!
Visit trafalgar.com, call 0800 484 333, or contact your local travel agent to start planning your European adventure today.