Often while travelling on a holiday, we see beautiful houses, farms, vineyards passing us by and we wish that we could stop and go inside these beautiful places, talk to the owners, see how they live, what they eat – in short, wouldn’t it be nice if we could spend a day living like a local?
No other experience would bring you closer to the culture of a place than actually connecting with the locals. It makes all the difference between being a tourist and a guest. That’s exactly what Trafalgar provides through its exclusive ‘BE MY GUEST’ experiences around the world. You will get a chance to connect with locals who will proudly welcome you into their communities and their homes and share their stories through food and other interesting glimpses into their way of life. There are more than 100 such ‘Be My Guest’ experiences, so you are truly spoilt for choice.
Here is a sneak peek into some of these unforgettable experiences.
1. Under The Tuscan Sun: Welcome to a slice of heaven in the Tuscan hills in Italy. Let Giada take you through a guided tour of her 19th century villa where you will come across oak trees and olive groves, wine cellars and picturesque gardens, while you sample the family’s home-made extra virgin olive oil and Chianti wines. This will be followed by a hearty traditional Tuscan feast prepared by Giada herself using the region’s finest and freshest produce.
2. Meet The Welsh Wine Wizard: How does one produce wine under cold climatic conditions? Ryan from Llanerach Vineyard in Wales will reveal the wonders of Welsh wine making at his family-owned vineyard, through an exclusive lesson in the art of grape growing in colder climates. Stroll leisurely through the scenic vineyard and sample the delectable wines followed by a hearty dinner. That’s what we call having a w(h)ale of a time, if you will excuse the pun!
3. Travel Back In Time: When you walk into Blackmore Farm in Somerset, England, you will feel like you are walking straight into the 15th century. Soak up the history of the place as you discover ancient artifacts and listen to Ian narrate tales that are part of the amazing history of this manor. Of course you will be treated to delicious homecooked food and local drinks to complete a once in a lifetime experience.
4. Aloha : Say hello to Richard, manager at the lush (and quirkily named) O’o Farm in Hawaii. He will take you into a world where you can see, touch, and even taste the freshest herbs and plants you have ever seen in your life. The natural bounty of this farm will surround you and rejuvenate you. If you are a coffee lover, there is a special surprise for you. See the video to get your dose of caffeine!
Sustainable Travel : Trafalgar’s Be My Guest experiences enable you to enrich the lives and livelihoods of local families and regional communities, by helping them preserve local customs and heritage, and supporting the local farm to fork economy.
Travel Update : Please note that there could be travel restrictions because of the ongoing pandemic. Before travelling, please always check the latest government advice about COVID-19 travel restrictions in your destination.
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