What to Pack: 7 Tips from our Travel Directors

Summer is fast approaching and you know what that means – holiday season!

Everyone’s getting excited for their upcoming trips, it’s all booked and paid for, which means there’s just one thing left to sort out – what are you going to take with you?

We’ve been speaking with our Travel Directors – the most knowledgeable people in the business when it comes to packing for a trip – about what they would recommend to bring on your next Trafalgar trip. Here are some of their top tips:

Camera is an obvious must - but don't forget its charger!

Camera is an obvious must – but don’t forget its charger!

  1. Chargers and Adaptors

In this age of technology, a holiday can easily be ruined be a camera battery dying just as you reach that iconic sight! Amanda, Travel Director for our European Discovery trips, highly recommends that you don’t forget all the various chargers and local adaptors for electronic items, particularly now there’s Wi-Fi on all our coaches in Europe.

  1. Waterproof/Umbrella

We know it’s summer and the weather should be hot and sunny, but never underestimate how quickly that can change, no matter what the forecast says when you leave home. Amanda always tells her guests to carry a waterproof jacket or an umbrella, just in case!

  1. Layers

In the same vein as the waterproofs, the temperature can also vary as you travel around to different places or even if you’re staying put. Kate, one of our Scotland Travel Directors, recommends bringing layers and a variety of clothing so you’ll be comfortable no matter what the weather.

Bring a passport and copies of it

Bring a passport and copies of it

  1. Comfortable shoes

There’s so much to see during your trip so Marie, Travel Director for our France trips, says that having good, comfortable shoes are a must!

  1. Alarm Clock

Wake up calls are provided at each hotel during your trip, but do you want to be the one keeping everyone waiting? Marie suggests bringing an alarm clock along with you as back up so you can get up, have breakfast and leave the hotel rejuvenated and ready for the day!

  1. Casual clothes

Many of our guests ask how smartly they need to dress for the evenings, but Jill, one of our Travel Directors on Ireland trips, comments that there’s no need to dress up. All you might need is a quick freshen up after the day, a clean top and something slightly warmer to cover up if it gets chilly at night.

Don't bring too much!

Don’t bring too much!

  1. Don’t bring too much

Of course the essentials are important, but Travel Director, Colette, would like to remind guests not to bring too much – if you need anything extra, you can always buy it whilst on the trip!

Other than that, just ensure to bring an open mind and a whole heap of enthusiasm and you’ll be fully prepared for holiday!

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