Review: Greek Island Hopper With Trafalgar

By: Vivian Vo, Travel Consultant

Why Greece? And I replied, “Why not!” The history, beaches, and activities just to list a few. Why go on a tour and specifically a tour with Trafalgar? Simply, the ease of not having to plan anything, guided by an expert with over 10 years of experience, and the accommodation are first class. So let’s get straight to what I have experienced while Greek Island Hopper with Trafalgar tour.

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North America Highlights & Tips

North America Tour Highlights

  • Get in an “empire state of mind” with the best views of New York atop the Empire State Building.
  • Get a breath of fresh air at the natural wonder of the Grand Canyon.
  • Roam the wilderness at Yellowstone National Park.
  • See the stars at Kennedy Space Center & Space Center Houston
  • See The Rockies in Canada by rail
  • Stroll through the Butchart Gardens
  • Get your photo taken at Lake Louise, in Banff

North America Vacation Tips

  • If this is your first time, no trip to North America is complete without a visit to New York City.
  • Nothing is as American as apple pie or a road trip. An escorted tour is perfect because you’ll have your own luxury motorcoach with a driver and dedicated travel director leading the way.
  • Take a rail trip in Canada if possible. Few places are as beautiful as Lake Louise and Banff.
  • US dollars are different than Canadian dollars. Remember this if you’re visiting both countries.
  • The USA alone is huge. Don’t try to do too much as once as you’ll likely miss out on a lot of amazing things to do and see.
  • The service industry – restaurants, bars, porters, etc – runs on tipping. When appropriate, don’t forget to tip for good service.
  • Whether in Canada or the USA, visit a national park when possible.
  • Depending on your itinerary, you’ll want to pack layers as climates can change quickly from one place to another.

Review: Delights Of London And Paris With Trafalgar

London and Paris with Trafalgar

By: Ana Pitiranggon, Employee Development Team Specialist

Visiting Europe especially during the Holidays has always been on my bucket list.  After checking what they had to offer; Delights of London and Paris with Trafalgar was the best option for my husband and me.  Since the tour was at leisure, we only need to unpack twice.  This fabulous tour consisted of 4 nights in London and 4 nights in Paris.

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Review: 7 Night Western Caribbean With Carnival

By: Jim Leary, Sales Development Specialist

Winter time is a great time to flee the cold and enjoy the wonderful weather of the Caribbean. Cruise prices are typically low between Thanksgiving and Christmas so I decided to escape to the Western Caribbean with Carnival onboard the Carnival Vista. Houston’s proximity to the Port of Galveston makes it easy to drive to the ship in less than an hour.

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Eastern Europe Highlights & Tips

Eastern Europe Tour Highlights

  • Go island hopping (and swimming) in the Adriatic Sea in Croatia.
  • The castles… so many beautiful castles!
  • Explore the beautiful old town of Dubrovnik with its iconic orange tiled roofs.
  • Discover the two sides of Buda and Pest.
  • Then hit the thermal baths in Budapest.
  • Take a photo of the world famous Vienna Opera House.
  • Count all the waterfalls at Plitvice Lakes National park in Croatia.
  • Visit the beautiful town of Cesky Krumlov in Czech Republic.

Eastern Europe Vacation Tips

  • Just because most Europeans speak English, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t look up some basic native language phrases. The locals will appreciate your effort and you might even make a friend!
  • Don’t convert your currency at the airport. Wait until you get to your hotel or a local currency exchange place.
  • Make sure you carry some cash as not all places will take credit cards (especially the smaller businesses).
  • Support local and shop at family businesses. You’ll be making a bigger difference for these families.
  • If your tour package does not include a specific attraction you want to visit, make sure you buy your tickets early.
  • Try to walk as much as you can to take in the area and destination.
  • If you’re planning to walk as much as you can, make sure you wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing.
  • If you’re from the USA, you’re probably used to free water and bread in restaurants. European restaurants do not do this. You’ll pay for everything you ask for.