The Global Journal

Your guide to the latest releases, industry news, insights, exclusive deals & tips on touring & river cruising around the world.

Global Journeys – Finalist 2017 Best Online Travel Agency

We are delighted to announce that Global Journeys is a finalist in the category, Best Online Travel Agency (OTA) in the 2017 AFTA National Travel Industry Awards! After winning in 2015, we are back to try again this year. The AFTA NTIA Awards recognises and rewards excellence in the Australian travel industry. See a full

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Viking Ocean Cruises from Australia!

Viking Star Departing Sydney in 2019 Viking Cruises has unveiled its ocean liner deployment plans for Australia, confirming Viking Spirit will operate a number of sailings from Sydney in 2019. There will be 13 new itineraries between 2017 and 2019, including new sailings embarking from Miami, Mumbai, Bangkok, Beijing, Bali, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Vancouver and

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Tauck Partners with Global Journeys

  Tauck Tours & River Cruises have just announced their partnership with Global Journeys – Australia’s leading tour and river cruise specialist. Global Journeys having recently completed an in-depth training program with Tauck, joins less than 1% of the company’s worldwide network of travel agencies that have successfully completed the program. Tauck is a 90-year-old

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CostSaver Launches in the USA & Canada

  CostSaver, operated by Trafalgar, have just announced an expansion of their award-winning portfolio of affordable trips to include the USA, Canada & Mexico in 2017.   Tour Canada & the USA with CostSaver Priced from as little as $167 per day, with CostSaver you’ll enjoy the best-priced tours, filled with the following inclusions: A

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Emily’s Topdeck Tour of Canada

I recently travelled through the Canadian Rockies with Topdeck on their 11 Day Canadian Rockies tour with my partner. This was our first trip to North America, and it was incredible. Canada really is mother nature at its finest. We started our adventure in Vancouver where we stayed for 3 nights. This was the perfect amount

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Tipping on Tour

Knowing when to tip and how much can be a headache when you’re trying to enjoy a stress-free holiday. Below we have provided a general guide to tipping to help avoid any awkwardness on holiday.   Is tipping included in our tour price? Some Operators include tipping (or gratuities) in the trip price for your convenience and

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Taste and Sounds of the South with Trafalgar

  Hannah Campbell I recently won a place on Trafalgar’s “Top Achievers trip to Southern USA”. Our itinerary was very similar to Trafalgar’s Taste and Sounds of the South trip.   On my first trip to the USA, I didn’t think I’d be visiting the southern states of the USA, but this trip far exceeded

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Cruising The Rhine and Danube Rivers

  Yvonne Brooks I’ve been lucky enough to cruise along both the Rhine and Danube rivers & I found them equally enjoyable , with both offering a relaxed ambience while passing by beautiful scenery and medieval towns.   Cruising The Rhine On the 8 days Rhine river cruise the first day from Amsterdam to Cologne

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5 Ways To Safeguard Your Passport While Travelling

The benefit of travelling in a group While travelling on a coach tour or river cruise won’t reduce the risk of theft, you will have someone on hand, to help out if your passport is stolen or misplaced. Your Tour Guide or Tour Director is there to help when things like that occur. They can

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Travelmarvel’s New European Rail Journeys

  Launched in 2016, a new range of European rail journeys by Travelmarvel have been released, featuring famous trains and epic rail networks operating throughout Europe. From fantastic heritage railways to futuristic high-speed trains zipping from city to city, your experience will be so much more than your average train ride.   Glacier Express Known

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Majestic Mekong with Travelmarvel

  Yvonne Brooks I recently enjoyed the 8 Day Majestic Mekong river cruise and tour with Travelmarvel from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap.   From September to December travellers can cruise from the port near Ho Chi Minh city along the Mekong and across the Tonle Sap lake into Siem Reap. During other

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Silverleaf vs Goldleaf on the Rocky Mountaineer

    Thinking of a rail journey through Canada and struggling to decide between the Silverleaf  or Goldleaf carriage options on the Rocky Mountaineer? We have outlined the differences below to help you decide. Whatever your decision you can be assured of the breathtaking scenery of glacier-fed lakes, majestic mountains and ferocious rivers, an unforgettable journey and

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6 Tips To Ease The Pain Of Long Haul Flights

Grab a window seat Book in early and request a window seat, not only do you get a nice view but it adds to the comfort on your flight. Due to the cylindrical shape of aircraft, there is always a space between the side of your seat and the outside wall. It also provides a sturdy place to

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When is the best time to visit Africa?

  It’s always a good time to visit Africa – this amazing continent has so much to offer. However choosing the best time to visit depends on your interests. Is it when Africa’s scenery is at it’s most vibrant? Or when it’s quiet and there aren’t many tourists around? Or perhaps you want to ensure you are

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Uniworld’s River Cruises For Families

  With 13 departures across 9 European itineraries created specifically for families in 2016, Uniworld is the only river cruise line offering such a range of all-inclusive family departures. Young travellers between the ages of 4 and 18 receive 50% off when travelling with an adult. Uniworld offers a full range of included onshore excursions

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Uniworld River Cruise 2 For 1 Deal!

2 for 1 Savings on selected 2016 departures Uniworld offers the highest level of comfort, quality and service in river cruising with an unparalleled variety of vacation choices. Sailing Europe’s glorious rivers—the Danube, Main, Rhine, Moselle, Rhône, Saône, Seine, Po, and Douro—you will discover the heart of Europe’s charming waterside villages and exciting cultural centers while

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Bunnik South & Central America – $250pp Earlybird

  Bunnik’s Small Group Tours of 20 or less to Central & South America make for a better holiday experience! Explore one of the most amazing and diverse continents on earth with return international airfares included. (From Australia Only). Fly in or out of a different city or upgrade – anything is possible.   To be

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Insights’ Michelin Luxury Experiences

  Clients travelling on Insight Vacations’ new ‘In a class of its own’ Luxury Gold Europe journeys will dine at Michelin-starred restaurants in 2016, as Insight looks to redefine luxury touring. From a personal airport welcome until the final toast of farewell celebrations, every element of the luxury journeys will allow clients to make the

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2016 USA & Canada Tours Released

  Now is the best time to book your holiday to the US & Canada. Along with Global Journeys unbeatable offers, all our Operators have now released their Earlybird deals. Last minute deals are also available on any remaining dates for 2015.  Compare over 174 USA coach tours and 172 Canada & Alaska tours with Global Journeys!   Featured

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Global Journeys Winner “2015 Best Online Travel Agency”

  Well it’s a wrap. NTIA 2015 came to a close with the Gala Dinner on Saturday 18th July in Sydney proving to be another wonderful success and celebration for the travel industry from across Australia. Global Journeys were nominated finalists along with Expedia, Helloworld, BYOjet, Cruisefinder & Cruise Guru and we are very pleased

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Global Journeys – Finalist 2015 Best Online Travel Agency

We are delighted to announce that Global Journeys is a finalist in the category, Best Online Travel Agency (OTA) in the 2015 AFTA National Travel Industry Awards!  

Albatross Christmas & New Year Tours

Celebrate this Christmas in Europe with Albatross!   Imagine… spending Christmas in a first class hotel in snow drenched Grindelwald or in a stunning castle in the Italian Dolomites. Savour mulled wine and ginger biscuits in candlelit Christmas markets, visit fairy-tale castles and monasteries, take a snow bound carriage ride or maybe a steam train

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Winters Tours Released!

Thinking of travelling to Europe this winter?   Trafalgar & Insight Vacations have just released their European Off Peak Seasonal holidays departing between November & April. Save up to $1,325 per couple* with their 7.5% Early Payment Discounts. This deal is available until 31 August 2015. Save 7.5% – Deposit now & pay in full on

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Avalon – Fly to Europe from $799 (inc taxes)!

Huge savings on 2015 European air and river cruise packages. Book ANY 2015 Avalon Waterways European river cruise and fly from only $799*. Don’t miss out, offer ends 14 November! Request a quote for the Avalon river cruise of your choice (we list them all) and request flights to be included with your booking and

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Trafalgar & Insight Vacations Europe 2015 Earlybirds

  Trafalgar & Insight Vacations have just released their Europe 2015 Earlybirds on all tours departing in 2015 (April-Oct). 2015 is still a few months away, but if you book now then you can… Save 10% – Deposit now & pay in full on or before 18th Dec 2014 Save 7.5% – Deposit now &

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Save Another 5% on Trafalgar Europe 2015

  Join Trafalgar for some holiday inspiration and find out how to experience the real Europe and Britain in 2015. Learn about Trafalgar’s unique Insider Experiences, discover the must see destinations and speak to a Travel Specialist. After attending the presentation, visit Global Journeys,  request a quote with us on any summer Trafalgar Europe or

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Global Journeys Insight Vacations Awards Win!

Insight Vacations hosted their awards night on the 19th September and the Global Journeys team attended on mass, (well five of us), in the hope of duplicating our success at last seasons Awards night. Attended by the top agencies & consultants in Queensland, along with Insights Management team and John Boulding, CEO of Insight Vacations worldwide

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No Single Supplement!

No Single Supplement on selected 2015 Avalon River Cruises SAVE UP TO $4,579! Book select 2015 Avalon Waterways Europe cruise departures and avoid the single supplement! Offer valid to 15th October 2014 or until sold out and is applicable to room categories B, A & P only. View the flyer by clicking on the image

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Europe 2015 Preview Earlybirds!

Trafalgar & Insight Vacations Release Europe 2015 Earlybirds     Trafalgar & Insight Vacations have just released their Europe 2015 Preview Earlybirds on selected tours departing in 2015. With Insight Vacations releasing the departures and pricing for 40 of their most popular tours in 2015 and Trafalgar releasing a similar number. 2015 is still a while

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Travel & Save in September with Trafalgar & CostSaver!

Travel & Save in September with Trafalgar & CostSaver! Travel to Europe and Britain on any guided holiday with Trafalgar or CostSaver in September and save up to $1,400 per couple with a minimum saving of $620 per couple. Exclusive to Global Journeys! Plus save up to an extra 5% if you have travelled with Trafalgar

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Fly to Europe with Avalon from $1,690pp

Avalon Waterways & Cathay Pacific Avalon Waterways in partnership with Cathay Pacific is offering excellent fares to Europe from $1690. Book any Avalon Waterways 2015 European river cruise to qualify for these exceptional fares. Terms & Conditions apply. Hurry offer valid for sale 01 June to 31 July 2014!

Back-Roads Winter Earlybirds

2014/2015  Back-Roads Winter Earlybird Savings! Book your next winter trip to Europe with Global Journeys and Back-Roads and pay in full by the 30th June 2014 to receive 5% off the brochure price PLUS Global Journeys Exclusive Savings! 7 Day Switzerland: The Top of Europe – Save $295 pp 5 Day Heart of England (Winter) –

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APT 2015 Europe River Cruise Superdeals

2015 APT Preview Superdeal Savings! Global Journeys will combine OUR PRICE with any applicable APT 2015 Superdeal listed below to your quote. Preview deals are guaranteed to be the best price – prices will go up with the release of the main brochure in April! Best Price Guaranteed – Prices will increase upon release of the

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Trafalgar 2014 Europe Early Birds with Etihad Airways & Virgin

Trafalgar Europe 2014 Early Birds with Etihad & Virgin Simply book any 2014 Trafalgar European tour with Global Journeys and fly to Europe from $1,359 pp inclusive of taxes with Etihad & Virgin. Simply book your airfare by 18 November 2013 for this great value Trafalgar air deal! Click on the image below for more

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Trafalgar Qantas Earlybird Fare from $1,475

Trafalgar Europe 2014 Early Birds with Qantas Simply book any 2014 Trafalgar European tour with Global Journeys and fly to Europe from $1,475 pp inclusive of taxes with Qantas Airways. Simply book your airfare by 15 November 2013 for this great value Trafalgar air deal! Click on the image below for more information and to

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