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Albatross Tours 2018 Europe & UK early bird sale ends soon!

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Albatross Tours are reminding agents that there is just one week left to save $350 per person on all 2018 Europe & UK Small Group tours.

Travellers can experience a European holiday for as little as $5,249 per person twin share on the 13-day Croatia & the Adriatic tour.

From 1 November travellers will save $200 per person when they book and deposit by 22nd December 2017.

Final week to Save $1000 per person on Bunnik Tours South & Central America 2018/19 program

Bunnik Tours are wrapping up their $1000 saving on small group tours to South and Central America for the 2018/19 program. This is the last week for passengers to book and deposit in order to receive the $1000 per person saving.

Bookings made from this point onwards until December 29, 2017 will receive a $500 per person discount as part of this year’s new tiered Early Bird offer.

New for the 2018/19 program is the Peru Explorer itinerary – an in-depth journey from Lima, travelling through the Amazon Jungle to Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, then across to Lake Titicaca and back through the amazing canyons of the Colca Valley and Arequipa. This tour is already proving extremely popular with clients who have a shorter amount of time to travel but still want to capture the essence of amazing Peru.

With the saving of $1000 per person, the 20-day small group tour is from $9,995 per person twin-share, including return international airfares, for bookings received by Friday.

Language exchange in France 

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On Totally Travel’s France Language Exchange, participants will be welcomed as part of the family, learning the French culture and language and joining in family activities, weekend excursions and social circles. In return, participants will teach English to their host family for 15 hours per week. This is generally informal, conversational teaching or helping the kids with their homework although some families may prefer more formal lessons.

The rest of your time is free to explore your inevitably beautiful surroundings. You may be based in a historic city such as Montpellier or Marseille or the bright lights of Paris; near the Mediterranean beaches of Cannes or Nice or in a countryside village in Provence, the Alps or Pyrenees.

Perfect for solo travellers from 17 to 70, this exciting program is best suited to those wanting to immerse themselves fully in French culture and family life. Totally Travel’s France Language Exchange program operates all year round, simply choose your dates and duration and we’ll match you with a welcoming host family.

Five surprising reasons to love ‘Winterpeg’

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More and more Aussie travellers seeking authentic North American winter experiences are adding a side-trip to Winnipeg to their Canadian winter holiday, immersing themselves in snowy outdoor adventures, quirky festivals and friendly locals.

The unpretentious city of Winnipeg, Manitoba, allows travellers to live and play alongside the locals, embracing the winter months with gusto as only the ‘Peggers can.

  1. Why go out for dinner to a fabulous restaurant when you can go out to five? With ‘A Moveable Feast’ guided tours you’ll jump on a fat bike and cycle your way through downtown Winnipeg with its eclectic alley ways and snow-covered buildings.
  2. Strap on some skates and experience a true Winnipeg tradition as you glide your way along the Red River Mutual Trail, the longest naturally frozen skating trail in the world.
  3. Held at FortWhyte Alive during the Fire & Ice Festival in February, an hour-long yoga class is followed by roasted marshmallows and wildcrafted tea.
  4. Head to The Forks and try your hand at a quintessentially-Winnipeg past time, Croki-Curl, where players flick small discs across a circular board, aiming to land the discs in the high-scoring zones.
  5. Aching muscles from all that Croki-Curl? Make a beeline for Thermëa by Nordik Spa-Nature.

Guided adventure in a freeride paradise

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Endless variety and spectacular views: There is a huge range of ski-touring and freeride opportunities near Gstaad. Mountain guides and ski instructors teach and assist guests from the planning stage of their tours to the final descent.

Nestled in the Bernese Alps, Gstaad is a paradise for ski touring. There is something for everyone – from simple mountain trips in the Pre-Alps to challenging ski mountaineering tours.

Careful planning, as well as an understanding of avalanches, snow, weather conditions, first aid and emergency measures are essential for ski tourers and freeriders.

Freeride camps teach the basis for risk-aware, unguided skiing and snow sports in the mountains away from the secure environment of a ski resort. The focus is on having fun in the powder snow – but guests learn plenty too.

Bunnik Tours launches Africa 2018/19 program

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Small group touring specialist, Bunnik Tours, is excited to announce the launch of their new Africa touring program for the 2018/19 season. To celebrate, they are offering an early bird saving of $500 per person for all bookings made before February 23, 2018.

The new expanded program includes two brand new itineraries and seven returning favourites.

Brand new destinations for the 2018-19 season are Ethiopia and Zambia, rounding out the diverse range of countries to explore and experiences on offer in Africa.

The 17-day Highlights of Ethiopia tour explores the rich and diverse history of fascinating Ethiopia. Beginning in the capital of Addis Ababa, the tour travels to Bahir Dar, gateway to majestic Blue Nile Falls and Lake Tana, dotted with some 37 islands that are home to churches decorated with amazing colourful frescoes. Continue to Gondar and discover the remains of the Fasilides Empire and its imposing castles, residences and baths.

Tailored independent and small group Golf tours in Sri Lanka with local specialists, Tour Blue

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As a growing hot spot for all travellers, golfers will be pleased that they can now get to by enjoy many rounds while travelling Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka is yet to occupy its rightful place in the world of golf, yet it is home to four of the finest 18 hole championship golf courses in Asia.

The four golf courses of international standing are located in Colombo, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya and Hambantotoa. They are The Royal Colombo Golf Club, The Victoria Golf Club, Nuwara Eliya Golf Club and the Shangri-La’s Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa.

Enthusiasts can combine playing golf in Sri Lanka with seeing four different parts of the country and meeting lots of characters along the way.

All itineraries tailored to suit individuals’ preferences and small group tours available, including corporate.

Collette releases Much-Anticipated Asia, Africa, Antarctica and South and Central America 2018-2019 brochure with limited-time-only early bird Offer

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Collette has released its 2018-2019 brochure featuring Asia, Africa, Antarctica and South and Central America tours, and is offering an early bird special of 10 per cent off all tours booked before 15 December 2017. The new brochure contains an exciting mix of new tours and returning favourites, with plenty of small group explorations – which average 18 guests. Those who may find it difficult to narrow down this impressive selection of tours will delight in the long list of optional tour extensions also on offer.

South and Central America are the special focus of this exciting new brochure. One of the new tours is the Cultures of Peru & Bolivia small group Explorations tour, which showcases the natural and archaeological wonders of these two incredible countries.

Other South and Central America Explorations on offer in Collette’s 2018-2019 brochure include Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands, featuring a five-day island cruise led by naturalist guide and a visit to the giant tortoises of the Charles Darwin Research Station, and Costa Rica: A World of Nature, which journeys through the country’s lush, rugged rainforests and waterways.

G Adventures Announces new trips to Oman & Hawaii

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Leading small-group tour operator G Adventures releases its 2018 collection of Classic trips, featuring 34 new itineraries including tours to Oman and Hawaii. This is the first time the company has offered tours to both destinations.

G Adventures has experienced an increased demand for trips to the Middle East, citing 67 per cent year-over-year growth in bookings. Sofia Montezo, Middle East Product Manager, G Adventures, says Oman is an excellent option for those who have never travelled to the Middle East and for those who have already explored other countries in the region.

G Adventures is also expanding its offering in the US, introducing tours to the volcanic archipelago of Hawaii. The operator’s first-ever Hawaii program explores The Big Island, Maui, Oahu and Kauai, and is perfect for travellers looking for a more adventurous and cultural experience beyond big bus tours and resort vacations.

Wild deals on Africa safaris with On The Go Tours

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On The Go Tours, the award-winning tour operator specialising in locally led group tours and tailor-made holidays to 60 worldwide destinations, have their wild ‘two-for-one’ deals on all African overland safaris tours, on sale from 1 – 13 November 2017.

From the dramatic thundering of hooves as thousands of animals join together for the Great Wildebeest Migration, to the powerful roar of the cascading white water at Victoria Falls, and the peaceful mountain gorillas that grace the mountains of Uganda to elephants playing in waterholes as dusk descends on Kruger National Park, Africa is truly a land of spectacular contrasts and diversity.

On The Go Tours offers a true ‘off the beaten track’ journey through this enigmatic part of the world, with local English speaking guides on-hand to offer unrivalled knowledge of the different regions, cultures and wildlife. The tours also allow for plenty of free time to enjoy independent exploration and additional excursions. Combining expedition-style transport with camping for accommodation is the most cost-effective way of going on safari in Africa.

Rocky Mountaineer’s Peaks and Perks offer just became even PERKIER 

Take advantage of Rocky Mountaineer‘s extended Peaks and Perks – Now available for a further two months: from October 28th through to December 22nd. For this extended time, travellers booking eligible 2018 Rocky Mountaineer packages will receive $800 credit per couple to help create the ultimate Canadian Rockies rail adventure.

Since 1990 Rocky Mountaineer has been providing its guests with a luxurious experience that tantalizes all of the senses; and now it’s time to experience the wander of the Canadian Rockies with the Peaks and Perks offer that just became even perkier with this two month extension. This is the perfect excuse for Australians to start planning a Canadian Rockies rail adventure.

From now until December 22nd, new bookings of five or more days on selected dates receive up to $800 in added value to spend on dining, cruising, sightseeing and more.

Guests can use this extra credit on something to make their trip even more memorable, be it extra hotel nights, indulging in additional meals or trying inspiring activities like the breath taking gondola ride on Sulphur Mountain. With this offer, guests have the opportunity to enjoy more destinations such as Seattle, Vancouver, Jasper, Lake Louise, Banff, and Calgary.

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