It sure is chilly in our office this morning. Luckily, we have this wholesaler wrap of warmer places to warm us up. And hot water bottles. And heaters. Mostly the latter, honestly.
Discover Scenic’s Essence of Egypt and Jordan with Getaway starting this Saturday
Tune in to Getaway over the next three weeks as Catriona Rowntree takes the scenic route to explore the ancient wonder and mystery of awe-inspiring Egypt and Jordan. The Nine Network will be screening three half-hour episodes starting Saturday 28 April, then Saturday 5 and 12 May.
Travelling in five-star luxury with Scenic’s 20 Day Essence of Egypt and Jordan itinerary, Rowntree will journey from bustling Cairo and the spectacular monuments of Giza, cruising down the Nile and on to unforgettable Jordan for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Rowntree begins her journey at Cairo’s number one attraction, the Great Pyramids of Giza, marvelling at the divine structures of the pharaohs and the timeless enigma of the Sphinx, before making her way to the Egyptian Museum, with its unparalleled treasures including those from the tomb of King Tutankhamen.
Arriving in historic Luxor, Rowntree checks in to the luxurious Sofitel Winter Palace, just steps from the temple, mummification museum, and open markets of this rich and diverse city. After taking in the astounding Valley of the Kings and Karnak temple, Catriona boards Scenic’s Cruise partner, the Sanctuary Sun Boat III to begin the Nile cruise.
To wrap things up, Catriona treks across the otherworldly desert landscape of Wadi Rum, sees the amazing treasury at Petra, goes swimming in the magical Red Sea, and enjoys the incredible experience of floating in the Dead Sea. Scenic is giving Getaway viewers the chance to win an 11 Day Treasures of Egypt journey for two people, including return airfares – valued at over $22,820. In addition, Scenic is also offering a special discount of $250* per person off selected 2019 Egypt and Jordan tours of 11 days or longer
Springtime wonders with Grand American Adventures
Small group adventure specialist, Grand American Adventures, offers a number of In-Depth tours, a mesmerising mix of adventures that unearth North America’s natural wonders in springtime. North America in the spring offers many exceptional moments, as the diverse continent bursts to life with a new energy and vibrancy.
Here are some spectacular experiences not to be missed this spring:
- Watch Yosemite’s Magnificent Waterfalls Melt. Yosemite National Park is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to countless waterfalls. On spring departures of Yosemite and Tahoe In-Depth, one of the many highlights is a ranger led excursion along the Yosemite Falls Trail to North America’s tallest waterfall and to panoramic views of Half Dome and Lost Arrow Spire.
- 20,000 Gray Whales Migrate from Olympic National Park. Starting in March, the Washington Coast becomes the passageway for 20,000 Gray whales migrating back to the cooler waters of Alaska. Swimming just half a mile off the rugged beaches of the Pacific Coast, the whale migration is a true once-in-a lifetime experience.
- A Wildlife Viewing Bike Tour of Grand Teton National Park. Wildlife viewing in Grand Teton National Park is at its peak during springtime, as the animals being to emerge from hibernation. The park opens on 1 May, when even some of the lakes can still be frozen.
- Hiking Arches National Park in Cooler Climes. The ideal time to visit the red-rock wonderland of Arches National Park is in the spring. Travellers who join Canyon Country In-Depth will be able to hike through the 2,000 natural stone formations in the slightly cooler temperatures of between 26 – 32 degrees Celsius, compared to 38 degrees Celsius in the summer months.
Bench Africa’s East African special – $500 off
Experience the Highlights of East Africa, an all-encompassing small group tour through Kenya and Tanzania by road and one of Bench Africa’s best selling tours. Start your journey with a night in Arusha, before spending 2 nights in the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater. Your adventure then takes you to the spectacular Serengeti National Park with its incredible game viewing opportunities.
After two nights here venture into the Great Rift Valley, down to Lake Manyara for a chance to see the tree climbing lions. After breakfast you will cross the border from Tanzania to Kenya and drive to Amboseli National Park, standing in the shadow of Africa’s highest mountain – Mt Kilimanjaro. Spend a night in Amboseli before journeying to Kenya’s capital city of Nairobi for a night and then onto the world famous Masai Mara. Spend two nights here, exploring this wonderfully game rich area. Your last night is spent in Lake Nakuru National Park, famed for its birdlife, before your 12 day journey concludes in Nairobi.
Included is 11 breakfasts, 11 lunches and nine dinners, road/airport transfers, game walks, game drives in a 4X4 vehicle and an English speaking guide. All conservancy and park fees are included throughout. International flights are not included.
It’s all new at Contiki with added Skiing Mini Breaks and renovated accommodation
Brimming with history, culture, food, adventure and adrenaline, a Europe Winter trip is a no brainer for those seeking cheaper prices and a more local experience. And with an incredible range of 42 unique trips across 22 countries, travelling this continent with Contiki will have 18-35 year olds spoilt for choice. Young travellers are not only given the experiences they want, Contiki also offers more freedom, authentic food experiences, hassle free fun and unrivalled value. Their Europe Winter trips, which run through Autumn, Winter & Spring, are spread across four Contiki travel styles; ‘Discoverer’, ‘In-Depth Explorer’, ‘Winer & Ski’ and ‘Short Trips and Festivals’, enabling young explorers to find the travel style which suits them best.
The trips offer a variety of accommodation types, with travellers catching a cosy night sleep in a mix of centrally located hotels, cool hostels, and Contiki’s piece de resistance Special Stay; their traditional Gasthof in the snow-capped foothills of Hopfgarten, Austria. Gasthof Schoneck (Contiki Special Stay), has recently been renovated and expanded into a trendy mountain retreat, giving Contiki travellers the ultimate place to rest their heads, relax in style and warm up in the sauna after an adventure packed day on the slopes.
The new trips give travellers the option to enjoy a short ski break with Contiki, making the most of Europe’s long weekend breaks. Other new Europe Winter trips include London to Berlin (13-day trip), Berlin to Budapest (13-day trip), Fire and Ice, and Fiestas & Siestas, all trips which are available across both Europe Summer and Europe Winter 2018-19.
A winter break on Norfolk Island
Omniche Holidays has announced a seven-night Norfolk Island Governor’s Lodge Resort Hotel offer which includes a $660 discount on accommodation for bookings received by 4 May 2018 for travel ex- Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth Fridays from 3 August to 17 August 2018 and ex-Brisbane Saturdays from 14 July to 11 August
- Return economy airfares to Norfolk Island (including 23kgs of checked luggage)
- Return airport transfers
- Seven nights’ accommodation at Governor’s Lodge Resort Hotel in a one- bedroom Executive Lodge
- Seven days’ car hire including comprehensive car insurance
- Reduced rates on accommodation – Save $660!
- VIP on island Concierge
- Wonderland by Night Show
- Norfolk Language Class
- Half Day Orientation Tour
- The World of Norfolk Exhibit
- Bounty Pass – Exclusive on island shopping and dining discounts
- DIY History Tour
This special offer is priced from $1099 ex-Sydney and Brisbane, $1349 ex-Melbourne, $1449 ex-Adelaide and $1599 ex-Perth, based on per person twin share.
Cruise the Kimberley Coast in Style with APT
Today, the leaders in small ship cruising, APT, launched their 2019 Kimberley Coast Cruising featuring Arnhem Land 2019 brochure.
Guests can embark on an iconic 11-day Kimberley Coast Cruise tour, starting at $11,795 pp, twin share and enjoy a companion Fly Free SuperDeal of return economy airfares including taxes of up to $200 flying out of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth. This brilliant offer is only available until 31 July so act fast.
Your clients are invited to access the pristine Kimberley and Arnhem Land coastlines aboard APT’s exclusive Sky expedition sister ships. The MS Caledonian Sky and MS Island Sky provide home-away-from-home accommodation and sophisticated facilities to an average of only 110 guests, accompanied by the world’s leading expedition cruising professionals.
With over 40 years’ touring experience in the region, APT has created outstanding itineraries across the Kimberley and Arnhem Land, this means guests can also combine small group land and cruise adventures for an unparalleled perspective of this region – delving into destinations across the Kimberley, Kakadu and Arnhem Land and culminating in an epic small ship cruise.
Excite Holidays embraces the spirit of Aloha!
Bursting with lush greenery, rumbling volcanos, friendly locals and some of the world’s mostpicturesque coastlines, Hawaii truly is a treasure.
From Monday 30 April to Sunday 13 May, Excite Holidays, in conjunction with Hawaii Tourism Oceania, will showcase all that the Aloha State has to offer. The eight-page guide features six of the major islands, including Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Molokai, Island of Hawaii and Lanai, and features all the best essential experiences, eateries, resorts and must-do activities.
No matter if you’re an adrenaline junkie, a cocktail connoisseur, a true foodie or a nature buff,the guide has you sorted!
Excite Holidays are also thrilled to be offering agents 500 bonus rewards points for every nightbooked in Hawaii during the campaign period. Visit engage.exciteholidays.com/hawaii to download the guide.
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TRAFALGAR – Russia’s Winter Wonderland
Trafalgar’s Autumn, Winter and Spring trips allow guests to save 7.5% for a limited time. Russia’s vibrant & modern culture, haunting history, grand palaces and imposing Red Square are illuminated on Trafalgar’s 7 day Festive St Petersburg and Moscow travel itinerary. Starting from $2030* per person. This offer is on sale until the 23rd of August 2018 for departure dates on the 12th, 17th & 19th of December 2018 and the 7th of January 2019. For more information or to book call 1800 78 78 78 or visit www.trafalgar.com.
U BY UNIWORLD – A Cruise along the Seine
U by Uniworld’s Picture Perfect Offers save travellers up to $1100* per person. Historic sites, late nights on the town and food so delicious they’ll be tempted to stay in France forever await travellers on Uniworld’s 8 day Seine Experience travel itinerary along the Seine between Paris, Conﬂans-Sainte-Honorine, Rouen, Honﬂeur and Vernon. Starting from $2399* per person twin share in a Studio Cabin. This offer is on sale now for departure dates 23rd of June, 28th of July and the 4th, 18th & 25th of August 2018, until sold out. For more information or to book call 1300 730 010 or visit www.ubyuniworld.com.
AAT KINGS – Perfect Tasmania
Travellers can Fly Free on a selection of AAT Kings’ bestselling guided holidays. The island of Tasmania is renowned for its pristine wilderness, abundant wildlife, gourmet food and wine, and friendly locals. On AAT Kings 12 day Perfect Tasmania travellers will visit Hobart’s bustling Salamanca Markets, witness the stunning natural beauty of Cradle Mountain & Freycinet National Park whilst also indulging their tastebuds with local artisan cheeses and treats. Starting from $5380*pp twin share including return economy airfares. This offer is on sale now until the 31st of March 2019 for travel dates from now until the 31st of March 2019. For morae information or to book call 1300 556 100 or visit www.aatkings.com.
INSIGHT VACATIONS – European Christmas Markets
Travellers can save 7.5% when they book an Autumn, Winter or Spring European journey with Insight Vacations. Guests can escape into a winter wonderland amongst the snow-frosted Alps on Insight Vacations’ 9 days Alpine Christmas Markets, as they wander along snow dusted streets taking in the towering Christmas trees, gingerbread, Glühwein and carol singers in traditional Bavarian towns. Starting from $2585* per person twin share. This offer is on sale for specific travel dates 26th of November and the 3rd, 5th & 11th of December for bookings made until the 23rd of August 2018, unless sold out prior. For more information or to book call 1300 727 767 or visit www.insightvacations.com.
UNIWORLD – Majestic France
Fly Free to Europe in 2019 with Uniworld. Travellers can experience the romance of Paris & the history of Normandy as they sail along the Seine, before cruising along the Garonne River through Cadillac, Blaye and Libourne on Uniworld’s 15 day A Portrait of Majestic France travel itinerary. Starting from $8,699 per person including economy airfares. This offer is on sale until the 30th of June 2018 for departure on the 24th of March 2019 unless sold out prior and subject to availability. For more information or to book call 1300 730 010 or visit www.uniworld.com.
BUSABOUT – Iberian Adventure
Select travel dates in June are now 15% off! Busabout’s 7 day Iberian Adventure Was $899, Now $764. Travellers will spend 7 days exploring Spain, Portugal & Morocco whilst visiting Madrid, Seville, Cordoba, Lagos, Tarifa, Tangier, Granada, Ronda, Consuegra and Toledo! This offer is on sale until the 30th of April for the 2nd and 16th of June 2018 departure dates only. For more information or to book contact http://www.busabout.com or call 1300 287 226.
CONTIKI – New Zealand Explorer
Book before the 19th of June 2018 to save your customers 10% off an Australia or New Zealand Adventure with Contiki! Travellers will journey from Auckland to Christchurch through Rotorua and Wellington on Contiki’s 10 day Northern Choice trip where they’ll get to experience the food, natural landscapes and adrenalin rushes New Zealand is famous for – chowing fish’n’chips and Maori hāngi meals, watching geothermic mud pools boil & signing up for an epic sesh of bungee jumping. Priced from $1,778 (including discount) per person twin share . Price reflective of departure dates between 3 Oct 2018 – 12 Nov 2018, 2 July 2019 – 7 August 2019. For more information or to book call 1300 266 845 or visit www.contiki.com.
ADVENTURE WORLD – India’s Golden Triangle
Adventure World’s brand new eight-day, Indian Golden Triangle itinerary is only $2475 for a limited time only! On this adventure guests will be treated to a sensory experience through the heart of India. From Delhi to Kinari and then onto Jaipur guests will be able to taste spicy local delicacies, take in the hustle and bustle of the Kinari Bazaar and appreciate the Taj Mahal at sunrise. Starting from $2475* per person, twin share. This offer is on sale until the 31st of August 2018 for travel dates between the 16th of April and 30th of September 2018, subject to availability at the time of booking. For more information or to book call 1300 295 049 or visit www.adventureworld.com.