Brief Overview: The historic cultural hubs and colourful folklore of Bohemia take centre stage on this 15-day epic encounter with Germany, Poland, Hungary, Austria and the Czech Republic. Guests will witness the triumph of human spirit, explore the medieval history of enchanting towns and cities and uncover the myths and legends that have shaped this multicultural crossroads at the heart of Europe.
Meals included: 14 breakfasts, 5 three-course dinners
Price and price inclusions: Starting from $2,543* per person, twin share. For more details see Cost Saver Tours:
Save up to $315 per person on this Solo Traveller Deal
Name of tour and length: 6 day – Top End Highlights
Brief Overview: The vibrant Indigenous culture, friendly local characters and magnificent landscapes guests will encounter on this Top End journey will leave them spellbound. They’ll cruise waterways teeming with wildlife and immerse themselves in the culture of the traditional Aboriginal owners of the lands they explore. A myriad of deep gorges, plunging waterfalls and tranquil rock-pools add to the drama of this Top End experience
Meals included: 5 Full buffet breakfasts, 1 Dinner, 1 Farewell Dinner
Starting from $2540* per person, twin share (discount included).
Special offer: Fly to Europe & Britain return for $799* with Singapore Airline or Qatar Airways
Explore the culture and heritage of a scenic region. Trace the walls of ancient capitals, pretty Adriatic seaside retreats and natural icons. Enjoy exclusive ‘Be My Guest’ dinner. Dive into culture in Ston, visit the salt pans that date back to the 2nd century BC and are surrounded by expansive fortifications still intact to this day. Included sightseeing in Zagreb, Pula, Rovinj, Trogir, Split and Dubrovnik are also highlights. Meals included: 10 breakfasts, 4 dinners, starting from $4,624 per person, twin share. *Conditions apply
Book your back stage pass to meet Marta
This May, Marta Dusseldorp is performing in the acclaimed Australian play, “The Bleeding Tree” in Australia’s newest theatre, which is attached to Australia’s oldest theatre, at the Theatre Royal in Hobart. Your Back Stage pass will not only give you premium seats watching Marta and the cast perform in “The Bleeding Tree”, it will also get you into her dressing room and onto the stage after the show! You will stay two nights at the gorgeous and fabulously located Salamanca Wharf Hotel in this amazing custom deal. Strictly limited season. See: www.salamancawharfhotel.com/marta
Get in quick and book yourself a spot on ecruising’s sensational 21-night Singapore Sling, Raffles & the Kimberley cruise package, and you could fly free and enjoy free accommodation upgrades for a limited time only.
Includes a 17-night cruise onboard Silver Explorer from Singapore to Broome in Western Australia, topped and tailed by stays at two of the world’s most iconic hotels – Raffles Hotel Singapore and Cable Beach Resort in Broome.
Even better, if you book now, for limited time only, fly free and enjoy free upgrades on Silver Explorer, Raffles Hotel Singapore and Cable Beach Resort. For more information visit: www.ecruising.travel
The Hydro Majestic Hotel will forge ahead with Roaring 20s Festival events in February to rally support for the struggling Blue Mountains community, despite experiencing an unprecedented downturn itself.
The annual Charleston for Charity community dance will be held in front of the Hydro Majestic Pavilion as a fundraiser for Blue Mountains Rural Fire Service at 11am on Saturday, February 8, as planned. Gold coin donations will be collected from dance participants and all proceeds from beverage sales (tea, coffee, water) from the onsite Vittoria mobile van will go to the RFS.
The Majestic Long Lunch at 12pm that day will go ahead but with a focus on RFS fundraising.
The Deco Dinner and The Roslyn’s pop jazz entertainment will wrap up events that day in grand style.
The Gatsby Casino Night on Saturday, February 29, will raise funds for Rotary and RFS.
For more information see: www.hydromajestic.com.au
Save 7.5% on 2020 Europe holidays with Trafalgar’s Early Payment Discount.
10 day – Highlights of France & Barcelona – From Van Gogh to Gaudí, Renaissance to Gothic – travellers will follow the spine of France’s wine country before heading to buzzing Barcelona on this regional explorer trip.
Guests will return to 17th-century France and join a local family on their farm near the famous Château de Villandry for a traditional three-course Tourangelle ‘Be My Guest’ dinner paired with local wines and visit Dalí Theatre-Museum, considered Salvador Dalí’s last great work.
On sale now until 27 February 2020 for travel between April to October 2020.
For further information see: www.trafalgar.com
*When you book a 2020 Europe & Britain Trip with Insight Vacations flying Singapore Airlines and Qatar Airways.
With Insight, you’ll have access to rare and authentic experiences that are unavailable to other travellers. Get to know your destination intimately with exciting activities, meaningful interactions and expert local insights.
To coincide with Insight’s 2020 Europe and Britain launch, you can fly return for just $899* when you book a Europe and Britain journey. View the brochure online at their website: www.insightvacations.com.au
*Conditions Apply. Offer ends 27 February 2020
So close to Australia but worlds away. Discover the incomparable beauty that lies just beyond our shores in the Land of the Long White Cloud – New Zealand.
Its proximity to Australia means New Zealand is ideal for seniors wanting the benefits of an overseas adventure without the hassle of sitting on a plane for the better part of a day. You’ll enjoy the country’s finest destinations, all brimming with natural beauty, with the flexibility to choose experiences that peak your interests. You’ll reap the benefits of seeing New Zealand your way, with a wide selection of cultural, culinary, historical and adventurous experiences available. For more information see: www.aptouring.com.au
Cheap Trips to New York from the UK
Heading to the UK and want to add a visit to the US? Norwegian Holidays offer some great holiday packages including airfares from London to New York and other USA destinations.
Due to popular demand, they are adding more flights between London Gatwick and key US destinations such as San Francisco, Denver, Austin and Tampa next year. The increases will take effect from March 29 2020 and run throughout the summer 2020 schedule. For instance, you can enjoy a taste of the Big Apple with flights + 3 days’ hotel stay from £439.
Think About the Road Less Travelled…
With a number of destinations around the world currently experiencing the effects of over tourism, tourists are beginning to see the benefits of taking the road less travelled, according to Tourism Philippines.
“With over 7,000 islands to explore, the Philippines offers a huge range of destinations to take travellers off the well beaten track including Siargao Island voted best island in the world by readers of Conde Naste Traveler.”
Why not find out for yourself? More details:
Explore Downton Abbey in London!
London is toasting one of England’s most infamous and beloved families as Lord and Lady Grantham invite audiences back into their world via the Downton Abbey film.
They had the privilege of being chauffeured wherever they went, but for the servants downstairs, walking would sometimes be their only option.
Visit all the London film locations by foot with the Downton Abbey Walking Tour and re-live the London season first-hand. See locations from Series 5 including the hotel where Lady Mary and Lord Gillingham have their secret liaison! Fans will love this… For further details click here
Underwater Accommodation Now Here!
Australia’s first underwater accommodation is now open for bookings with travel as early as December 2019.
Cruise Whitsundays’ ‘Reefsuites,’ are located on Hardy Reef, part of the Great Barrier Reef, and feature floor-to-ceiling windows affording guests panoramic views of marine life. The Reefsuites are the centrepiece of the $8 million redevelopment of the Reefworld pontoon, which has been meticulously reconstructed after damage sustained in 2017’s Cyclone Debbie. Guests will have the chance to snorkel, scuba dive, tour in the semi-submarine and view the marine life from the underwater observatory. See: www.cruisewhitsundays.com/reefsuites
Wilderness Adventures with APT
Save $1,500 per couple*
Visit Cooktown & Cape York
- Take a breathtaking helicopter flight into the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve, with exclusive access to APT guests.
- Journey to the most northern point of Australia with sweeping views of Torres Strait.
- Explore the Daintree National Park by 4WD adventure and learn from an APT tour guide.
- Discover Indigenous culture and thousands of years of knowledge on the Mossman Gorge Dreamtime Walk.
* T & C apply – see website for more information: www.aptouring.com.au
Hot Special – Stay & Dine Package
Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne from $199 a night!
Built in 1913 as the Commercial Travellers Club, this heritage-listed hotel has been refurbished and fully retains the ambience of the Edwardian period throughout its immaculate guestrooms and grand suites. Situated right in the heart of Melbourne at328 Flinders St.
Includes: Overnight accommodation
- 2 Course dinner per person served at Strait Café on the first night.
- A complimentary bottle of wine per stay served with your dinner at Strait Cafe
- Free cancellation up until 2pm one day before arrival
- Additional charges apply for extra guest. Bedding configuration is subject to availability. Tel: (03) 9250 1888
Tasmanian Wild Stay Special Deal
Corinna Wilderness Experience is an eco-conscious retreat, located in Tasmania’s pristine Tarkine region, a remote and large temperate rainforest, Corinna is offering a tempting stay deal until August 2019. This dramatic landscape is home to unique flora and fauna, including rare Quolls, healthy Tasmanian Devils, Wedge-Tailed Eagles and giant Freshwater Lobsters.
$650 for 3 nights single or $700 double
The package deal includes:
3 nights’ accommodation, Hearty breakfast packs daily plus Dinner pack (first night only) and a Bottle of Corinna Wine
For full details see: www.corinna.com.au
Summer bargains in Broome!
Seashells Broome – just 300 metres from the world-renowned Cable Beach – is offering the following deals for stays from 1 November 2019 to 31 March 2020 (excluding 21 Dec to 5 Jan)
1 bedroom apartment – 2 nights just $280. Add another night for just $100 per night (up to 7 nights)
2 bedroom apartment – 2 nights just $320. Add another night for just $120 per night (up to 7 nights)
Save the Rhino and Save Money too!
On this 8-day tour you will be visiting Kruger National Park as you enjoy some incredible wildlife experiences. Begin your time in South Africa on a safari game drive and visit a local community and school. Get involved with some hands-on experiences, unlike any other experienced in South Africa with counter-poaching units, vets and professionals who work to ensure the safety of the wildlife in the region. Highlights include Kruger National Park Game Drives, Community Tour & School Visit, Helicopter Flight through Kruger to spot rhino and Blyde River Canyon cruise.
Mention Seniors Traveller Deal for $300 Discount.
*conditions apply. See: website for details
Canada’s Rockies from $6999
Canada is one of the great destinations in the world – and fortunately it’s still not over-crowded. One of the best deals we have seen for a while comes from Webjet Exclusives – 18 days from $6999 pp twin share. Includes flights, eight nights’ accommodation, two days aboard the famed Rocky Mountaineer and a seven night inside passage cruise. Includes travel onboard Rocky Mountaineer and a luxury cruise through the Inside Passage, daily breakfast, in-depth sightseeing, and more.
Explore Europe via Helsinki!
Looking for a new way to visit Europe – and a new city to explore into the bargain? What about visiting Helsinki with Finnair?
Helsinki, is the capital of Finland and it’s a trendy city with plenty of culture, great shopping and restaurants that offer world-class food and much, much more. From the picturesque heart of the city, attractive green areas, perfect for relaxation, are within easy walking distance. The carrier currently has several special fares including: Helsinki, Rome, London and Berlin.
For further details click here
Carrington Hotel Katoomba – Special Deal
Seniors Special Package – Retirement and Leisure Package
This special package is only available for Australian Seniors Card holders
$410.00 per room for two people
$360.00 per room for one person
Valid Midweek only – includes:
2 nights accommodation in a Colonial Room
Cake of the Day or Devonshire Tea for two
Continental buffet breakfast each morning
Two course dinner for two, at award winning Old City Bank Brasserie
To read about the historic Carrington – click here
Explore Australia with a Pack-Free Walking Holiday – and Get $100 off!
See the best of Australia without all the hard work. Life’s an Adventure have 43 walking tours throughout Australia, such as the Three Capes Walk, Bay of Fires, Larapinta and or the Kimberley walk. Their specialty is providing a pack-free walking experience allowing you to walk with as little as your water and camera. And, at the end of each day, you’ll enjoy fine local produce, perfectly matched with local wines and the best hand-picked accommodation. Mention Senior Traveller Magazine and get $100 off any current offer.
See www.lifesanadventure.com.au for details
Knit your way around Ireland!
Love knitting – and the idea of exploring Ireland?
KnittingTours.com offers a range of tours including the 9 night Southern Ireland Tour. You will meet your host Carol Feller at a knitting workshop. This tour includes the Aran Islands, Ring of Kerry, Blarney Castle, Dublin and Connemara.
What about non-knitters? Don’t worry, you can bring your husbands, wives, partners or friends that don’t knit. They offer alternative touring options for them during knitting classes.
More details here
One-Stop Shop for Booking Shows & Events Overseas at Discount Prices
Ryan Air is a massive cut price airline in Europe that offers a lot more than just discount airfares these days.
As well as car hire and accommodation, you can now book tickets to major events at discount prices. That includes everything from London stage shows, to major European football games or even getting a close-up view of Leonardo DaVinci’s painting, The Last Supper with your own personal guide.
Take a look at some of the shows and events you can book – click here.
Real Life Along the Meekong River
As the world becomes more crowded, the search continues for new destinations offering peace, tranquility and discovery. One attraction stands out in Asia – the mighty Mekong River. Mekong Villas for instance, offer stunning views and tasty Isan home-cooking. A magical retreat situated on a promontory overlooking the Mekong, in Pakchom, Loei Province. Reflecting the area’s unspoiled beauty, and its panoramic views of the Mekong and Laos. Activities include an evening canoe ride through beautiful jungle countryside. The 3 villas sleep 12 people in 6 double rooms.
For further details click here
Secret Retreats that Care for the Environment
If you worry about the environment, Secret Retreats is a name to remember. This company believes in responsible, sustainable tourism offering pioneering tours designed to give back to local communities.
Examples include WOW Borneo’s Orangutan and Dayak Village River Cruises. By modifying traditional Dayak riverboats, the founders have enabled guests to visit the flora and fauna of this pristine rain-forest up close. Watch the orang-utans on the Rungan river islands. Meet local jungle tribes and visiting their villages.
For further details click here
Norfolk Island – 230th Anniversary of HMS Sirius Shipwreck – 22 March 2020
Sirius Week Package includes:
Return airfare to Norfolk Island from Sydney or Brisbane and Norfolk Island airport transfers. Seven nights accommodation (various styles) including hire car. Half day Norfolk Island tour plus old Sydney Town tour.
Plus enjoy the special day for the 230th anniversary of the shipwreck of HMS Sirius, including lunch with heritage guest speakers. Our tours are are hosted by a personalised heritage and history guide.
For more information click here
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