From the iconic to the unexpected, Trafalgar connects you to the diversity of the world. Get those “pinch me” moments through a series of Trafalgar highlights other travelers may never know about, or have access to.  Connect with locals who are proud to welcome you into their homes, share their cultures and tell their tales so you not only taste the region’s delicacies but also experience their way of life.

Experience these authentic experiences on some of Trafalgar’s most popular guided vacations:

Lunch in Château D’Eporcé  Loire Valley, France
It’s not every day that you have a meal with descendants of French nobility. In a 17th-century farmhouse. Surrounded by sunflowers. Say bonjour to Villandry, where the de Montferrier family not only invite you into their home, but cook you a meal of Tourangelle cuisine, matched with local wines. Just one on the fantastic experiences offered on The Treasures of France including Normandy.

Winemaking with the Lenzi family  Fattoria di Petroio, Siena, Italy
Be welcomed by the Lenzi family at Fattoria di Petroio in the Tuscan countryside and immerse yourself into the processes of Italian winemaking. The family will show you around their grape vines, olive groves and historic buildings, then enjoy home baked bread and their hand-harvested wine, along with other delicacies from their estate. Meet the family for yourself on the Wonders of Italy.

Forage for your lunch on Ireland’s wild west coast  Barrtra Seafood, Lahinch, Ireland
The scenery on Ireland’s west coast is wild – in a good way. It’s almost as wild, in fact, as the fresh catch you’ll have for lunch at Barrtra Seafood Restaurant. But first, you’ll join a coastal foraging excursion, along a beach near the Cliffs of Moher, with a horticultural expert to collect the produce. It doesn’t get much fresher than that. Enjoy a lunch like no other exclusively on the Irish Experience.

Vatican All to Yourself – Vatican City, Italy
Imagine exploring the Vatican and discovering its magnificent Italian art, then enjoying an exclusive, private dining experience surrounded by centuries of Roman and Greek sculptures and antiquities. Trafalgar guests are personally welcomed to the Museo Gregoriano Profano in the Lateran Apostolic Palace, with access to visit the Museum available pre-dining. Do this on Trafalgar’s Rome Explorer, Contrasts of Italy, Rome & Tuscan HighlightsGrand Italian Experience, Best of Italy & Sicily and Grand European itineraries.

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