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Africa Earlybirds

African specialist, The Africa Safari Co has released a 12 page mini-brochure featuring amazing earlybird packages to Africa. Packages include airfares from Australia and offer a variety of savings up to $1,000 per couple.

The popular 16 day South Africa Surprise starts from $3,995 pp twin share with a single supplement of only $700 for the tour. As an added bonus, a complimentary St Lucia cruise is on offer for the Earlybird promotion.

The exclusive Game Parks of Africa, which encompasses the highlights of East Africa plus Victoria Falls, departs 07 September 2018 and starts from $14,750 with earlybird bookings receiving a saving of up to $1,000 per couple when booked and paid by 30 September 2017.

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Follow the Vines in Regional France

Tempo Holidays have released a new tour that meets the demand in the market for regional France product and caters to Australia and New Zealand’s love affair with good food and wine.

Follow the Vines is an independent tour, which focuses on uncovering the food and wine of the unique regions. There is also an element of history, showcasing the rich architecture, sights and culture of regional France.

For those travellers who want to follow the vines all around the French countryside the Grande France is the ultimate itinerary which encompasses a culinary adventure through Champagne, Burgundy, Provence and the Loire Valley. Prices for this 13 day tour start from A$6040//$6450 per person and departs selected Sundays.

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Tailor-made Asia Travel Hits Record Levels

Tailor-made Asia travel is more popular than ever with Australian travellers, claimsChimu Adventures’ sister company GetAboutAsia, who have seen record growth for their tailor-made tours with sales having almost tripled since the company was born four years ago.

The company believes that shifting consumer trends, such as a rising interest in sustainability and niche experiences, are the main factors contributing to this trend.

Whilst the Asia specialist operator has seen solid growth of interest in all tours and excursions, demand for special interest activities, such as rail journeys, river cruises and rural tours, has been particularly strong.

With personalisation and authenticity at the core of its philosophy, GetAboutAsia’s trip styles cater for a diverse range of travellers and their desires, from 3-star Standard style trips to 4-star Superior and 5-star Deluxe voyages.

Whether it’s taking in the iconic sights of Taj Mahal and the Great Wall of China, cruising down the calm waters of Halong Bay or taking Asia’s road less travelled to the Silk Road, hiking the Himalaya or visiting monasteries and spiritual temples in Bhutan, the options to explore with GetAboutAsia are endless – be it by land, train or cruise, staying in beach resorts, jungle huts or eco lodges.

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Australian first … Five iconic Tassie adventures in one

Specialist walking operator, Tasmanian Expeditions, has launched a wilderness experience like no other – a five-week traverse of Tasmania combining the state’s five most iconic adventures in one.

The “Great Tasmanian Traverse” is the first of its kind in Australia, offering travellers the opportunity to traverse the entire length of the Apple Isle, from top to bottom, over 39 days.

The Great Tasmanian Traverse combines five of the operator’s most popular adventures; Penguin to Cradle, The Overland Track, Frenchmans Cap Trek, Franklin River Rafting and the South Coast Track.

The traverse will cover some of the most remote and beautiful wilderness regions in the world and, according to Tasmanian Expeditions Manager Field Manager, Scott O’Leary, is the company’s most ambitious wilderness adventure ever.

The inaugural fully-guided traverse will start in Northern Tasmania at the beginning of the Coast to Cradle Trail and finish at Cockle Creek, Australia’s southern most town.

The Great Tasmanian Traverse will cost $12,890 per person which includes all accommodation (including pre & post trip hotel nights), camping and rafting equipment,  transfers, all meals (including a celebratory dinner in Hobart), food drops (where applicable), and professional guides.

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Australian outback and coastline in one holiday

CRUISE holiday specialist ecruising.travel has just released one of its most popular Australian ‘Rail and Sail’ packages for 2019, combining a coastal cruise on the renowned Queen Elizabeth with rail travel through the outback on Australian’s iconic The Ghan.

This package is ideal to give passengers a glimpse into the true Australian lifestyle mix of land and sea over 11 days in one inclusive holiday package. It includes return economy flights from Sydney (other capital cities available on request), Gold Service rail accommodation, meals and beverages, rail stop excursions, cruise accommodation and meals, hotel accommodation in Perth, Adelaide and Darwin and all transfers and some -making it great value.

Fly into Perth on February 2, 2019 for two nights and enjoy a full day Margaret River, Cave, Wine & Cape Leeuwin Tour. Embark on the Queen Elizabeth for four nights sailing and enjoy the quality Cunard service and the ships’ renowned facilities such as the gourmet meals, 24-hour complimentary room service, world class entertainment, on-board educational programs and much more.

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Check out the sights of KL with ANSA Kuala Lumpur’s City Tour package

The recently revamped ANSA Kuala Lumpur has just released a fantastic City Tour package. The package includes 2 Hop on Hop Off bus tour tickets plus 4 Starbucks vouchers to spend at any outlet including the Starbucks located just outside the ANSA lobby.

ANSA Kuala Lumpur is the place to stay if you want to be close to all the attractions that the vibrant city of Kuala Lumpur has to offer. Strategically located within KL’s Golden Triangle on the famous Bukit Bintang Road ANSA is smack bang in the middle of KL’s shopping and entertainment district.

With the KL Hop-on Hop-off bus stop right outside the hotel and a monorail station just steps away, guests can tour the whole city and make their way to all their preferred destinations such as China Town, the Petronas Towers and the business districts.

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Bentours and Hurtigruten extend offer on Northern Lights

Ever wanted to see the Northern Lights? A multicoloured and mysterious phenomenon, the Northern Lights are one of nature’s greatest displays. Hurtigruten are making it easy for travellers to witness the sought-after lights with an incredible offer not to be missed.

Hurtigruten is offering travellers onboard credit or a 10% discount on their Norwegian voyages. Select fare travellers receive onboard credit, whilst basic fare travellers will receive the 10% discount. Receive $500 on board credit on the 11 day Classic Norwegian Discovery, as well as the 12 day Classic Coastal Voyage Return. Receive $250 on board credit on the North or South bound coastal voyages. Offer is valid to book before 31 August 2017 and for travel September – December 2017.

As well as the special offer that Hurtigruten is offering don’t forget the Northern Lights Promise. If you are travelling on their 12 day Classic Coastal Cruises between November and February, and are unlucky enough to miss out on seeing this ethereal display, Hurtigruten will put you on another voyage to try again next winter, free of charge.

Trafalgar launches 2018 South and Central America program

In time for the 2017 Acclaim Achievers trip to Brazil, Trafalgar has launched its 2018 South & Central America program, featuring 16 hand-crafted trips designed to connect travellers with the continents’ sights, sounds and flavours. The collection also showcases Trafalgar’s debut into Cuba, with a nine-day Hidden Journey through the nation’s colourful streets, history and culture – offering unrivalled opportunities to engage with local life and passionate people.

From meeting some cool 20-something contemporary artists in Havana, to the musical talent that is the Cienfuegos choir, to an encounter with a colourful dance troupe in Camaguey, Trafalgar is introducing travellers to the diversity and creative flair that has flourished in this part of the world.

Offering a fully interactive program, guests can all too easily become involved in local life by rolling their own cigar or creating their own Cuban art, when taking to the ceramic wheel and shaping their own tinajon (clay pot).

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