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U By Uniworld Sets Sail

  U by Uniworld, the new exciting river cruise brand offering immersive, fun and adventurous travel for 21-45-year-olds, debuted its first ship Oct. 7, 2017 in Paris, France.  The B set sail on its maiden voyage along the Seine River with top socail influencers, lifestyle media, travel agents and contest winners onboard to get an

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Cruising the Moselle with Avalon

  As intoxicating as the grapes that grow along its path, Europe’s beautiful Moselle River takes travellers deep into some of the continent’s most memorable rural landscapes. Branching out from the famous waters of the Rhine in Germany, the Moselle flows for more than 500 kilometres through the valleys of Germany, Luxembourg and France. With

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Travel in Style with Insight Vacations

  It is no secret that Australians love travelling. We love exploring and immersing ourselves in new countries and cultures. Insight Vacations have just launched their new 2018 Europe & Britain Collection which showcase diverse ways to travel within Europe. For those Travellers who have explored Europe in depth, Regional Experiences such as our 22 Day

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Gourmet Tuscany

Explore undiscovered Italy on this new Cosmos tour!     Who doesn’t love the sound of 8 days in the Italian countryside, sipping on fine wine and traditional cuisine? Cosmos’ 8 Day Gourmet Tuscany is based in the town of Montecatini. With 7 nights spent in a beautiful 4-star hotel, travellers will be met by

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Warbirds Over Wanaka with Grand Pacific

Experience a New Zealand aviation extravaganza!     Now is your chance to experience all the excitement and entertainment of the internationally renowned Warbirds Over Wanaka Airshow combined with the scenic beauty of New Zealand on a choice of four unique holidays. Grand Pacific Tours, the New Zealand Coach Holiday Specialist, is offering a selection

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Viking’s New Cruises on the Baltic

Viking have just launched two new ocean itineraries to further establish themselves as the experts on the lands of the ancient Vikings. The new cruises are offered in the Northern hemisphere spring and summer months of 2019, and highlight bucket list favourites like Iceland and Russia. Save over $1,000 per couple when booked by 31

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Travelling to New Zealand Solo? No worries!

  Some of the most amazing holiday experiences happen when you’re travelling on your own – so why let the lack of a travel partner stop you from following your dreams? See New Zealand, a tangible wonderland offering one of the most varied and spectacular series of landscapes in the world and make lifelong friendships

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Experience New Zealand By Rail, Cruise & Coach

Experience the romance of rail travel, the relaxation of cruising and the comfort of coach travel.     New Zealand is a destination rich with natural beauty. A place where you can see fiords carved by glaciers, experience authentic Maori culture and witness sleeping volcanoes. Take in this unique beauty from the spectacular viewpoints of

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Juliet’s South American Journey

  As little as five years ago, I thought of South America as a far away land of dramatic landscapes – the Andes, salt flats, Machu Picchu, and llamas. It seemed so far away, and about as likely for me to visit as the moon. So this year when I headed off on my first

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Madeline’s Mediterranean Odyssey

  I recently had the privilege to sail on APT’s small ship, the MS Island Sky, on their ‘Mediterranean Odyssey’ itinerary, 13 days from Mykonos to Barcelona. That’s me on the left below! APT are cruising to new ports in 2018, so while you wont be able to join ‘Mediterranean Odyssey’ next season, APT’s range

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Making it Personal in North America

Guests will have more ability than ever to personalise their Canada and Alaska experiences with APT next year. APT’s new Canada & Alaska 2018 tours include a new option to sail the Inside Passage with six-star operator Seabourn.     The ‘Ultra Luxury Alaska’ cruise will be offered in conjunction with three new Classic Journey

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Explore New Frontiers on the Russian Waterways

  Good news for Aussies interested in Russia with APT planning two river cruise departures in August next year. The 13 day ‘Russian Waterways’ itinerary will traverse the network of rivers and lakes that joins Moscow with St Petersburg, allowing guests to discover city palaces, country towns and Soviet era remnants. The river cruising departures

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A Holiday Experience Like No Other

  Surely the most scenic way to explore a country is by river cruise, journeying peacefully through picturesque countryside, admiring the beauty of the surrounding area and watching the world float by. Weather passing by pretty villages, enchanting castles and vineyards perched on nearby cliffs in Europe, or meandering alongside towering rice paddies, through local

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Uniworld’s Ultimate 2018 Air Offer

“We’ve included air to get you there” Onboard, onshore, and now in the air. Uniworld have included it all, everything you’ve ever asked for and then some. Scheduled airport transfers, farm-to-table dining, unlimited beverages, personalised shore excursions, gratuities, plus more…     A couple of Uniworld’s best selling river cruises   16 Day European Jewels

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Avalon River Cruise Sale

Avalon River Cruise Sale There has never been a better time to experience river cruising with Avalon Waterways. To celebrate the 2018 World Collection, Avalon is offering fantastic savings across all Europe river cruises. With so many fascinating rivers to explore, your choice is easy with a range of offers available! Book a 2018 Europe

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Europe & Britain Preview 2018

Trafalgar’s Europe & Britain Preview 2018 For a limited time (until the Official 2018 Europe brochure is released in September), book to travel in 2018 on Trafalgar’s best-selling trips, at 2017 prices. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and sensations of some of Europe’s most iconic locations. For those guests that book now you’ll not

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Insight’s Winter Harvest

Until July 31st Only! Winter in Europe is a special experience not to be missed. From traveling through snow-frosted Alps to searching out the dancing lights of the Aurora Borealis, each destination reveals the magic of the season in a unique way. To whet your appetite for winter delights in Europe, all Insight Vacations winter bookings

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Viking Sky Christened in Norway

  On the day of the northern hemisphere summer equinox, Viking Cruises officially christened their third ship, Viking Sky, during a public celebration in Tromsø, Norway. Located above the Arctic Circle on Norway’s northwest coast, Tromsø is a key port of call on Viking’s popular Into the Midnight Sun itinerary. Viking Sky navigated into the

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In Search of the Northern Lights

  Viking are thrilled to unveil a brand new itinerary that will allow guests the rare opportunity to explore the far north in Norway’s winter, during a peak period for aurora borealis sightings. Sailing between London (Tilbury) and Bergen in March 2019. Sailing on Viking’s third 930-guest ocean ship, Viking Sky, guests will experience the

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View the Northern Lights From Your Own Igloo

  Are you a seasoned traveller looking for the next challenge? How about a trip to Finland to experience the spectacular Northern Lights? APT have released a new guided tour and river cruise for 2018 with accommodation at the acclaimed ‘Glass Igloo Village at the Arctic Snow Hotel’, and we feel it’s worth shouting about.

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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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