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We are pleased to announce that we still have availability on our guaranteed Sicily & Sardinia tour in late September/October with our ever-popular Italian expert, Hugh Morgan, as leader. So if you are planning on being in Europe this summer, this is an ideal time of the year to join us in Italy to avoid the crowds and enjoy the milder weather. Italy contains the greatest number of UNESCO sites in the world, offers some of the world’s best scenery and certainly has some of its most enjoyable food and wine!

We also have guaranteed an exciting new 11-night tour - Legendary Outback Track Safari in South Australia and Birdsville in October which features Lake Eyre, Australia’s biggest lake, which is right now filling in a way not seen for 45 years. This could be the opportunity of a lifetime to witness this very special natural event.

Each tour offers the opportunity to travel with a small group of like-minded people and to experience vastly different regions with expert guidance and insights of our outstanding local guide and our Program Leader.


Sicily & Sardinia

Commences Rome 29 September and ends Rome 18 October 2019


Su Nuraxi, Sardinia

Sicily is the Mediterranean's largest island and has suffered from its strategic position as an island in the Mediterranean - 'the middle of the world'. Its history recounts stories of constant invasion and colonisation and its cultural heritage has been shaped by the many different peoples who have occupied it over the centuries. Its natural features range from the lofty, smouldering Mount Etna to the fertile central plains where we discover many examples of former civilisations.
 

Sardinia is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean but remains surprisingly unexplored. It has rugged mountainous interiors with stunning coastal scenery as well as quaint hilltop towns and pretty fishing ports. It has a rich Neolithic history and the island still boasts over 7,000 nuraghi, fortified tower houses from a prehistoric civilisation. Later the island was settled by the Phoenicians, Romans, Vandals, Byzantines and Saracens. In the Middle Ages, the island was fought over by the Pisans and Genoese before falling to the Spanish in 1295. Part of the Kingdom of Sardinia under Vittorio Amedeo of Savoy, Sardinia finally became part of the unified Italy in 1861. Many say that the island offers an almost primeval landscape of rocks sculpted by the wind and sea. D H Lawrence noted that Sardinia was “left outside time and history”. 

Program Includes

  • 19 nights en-suite accommodation
  • All local flights between Rome, Sicily and Sardinia
  • Typical breakfast and dinner daily
  • Touring by comfortable and modern coach
  • Transport and field trips as indicated
  • Applicable entry fees and services of local guides
  • Services of a Program Leader
  • Gratuities and necessary tips

Price from: $10,680
Single Supplement: $1,230

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Legendary Outback Track Safari in South Australia and Birdsville

Commences Adelaide 05 October and ends in Adelaide on 16 October 2019


Birdsville Hotel, Queensland

Follow in the footsteps of early explorers and pioneers along the three famous Outback tracks of Oodnadatta, Birdsville and Strzelecki. All are remote, harsh, and beautiful 4WD tracks steeped in history. Be transported back in time as you hear tales of the people who opened up this great vast country with stories of hardship, strength, family values and the Australian pioneering spirit. Sleep in the unique Desert Cave Hotel in Coober Pedy and experience perhaps the best night’s sleep you’ve had in a while.
 We also overnight at William Creek, the smallest settlement in South Australia with a population of three humans and a dog. It is part of a largest cattle station in the world – Anna Creek, approximately the land area of England. We venture to the magnificent Lake Eyre, Australia’s largest inland lake. Also included is the not to be missed spectacular champagne sunset on top of 'Big Red', a 40-metre sand dune at the edge of the great Simpson Desert. Explore the Outback town of Birdsville, just across the QLD / SA border and stay at its historic 133-year-old famous Birdsville Hotel. Hear the tragic story of explorers Burke and Wills and view the 'Dig Tree' in Innamincka; discover the ancient beauty of Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary and the famous Ridgetop tour; and explore the unforgettable Flinders Ranges, including the geological wonder of Wilpena Pound.  

Program Includes

  • Touring by comfortable and modern 4WD vehicle with professional driver guide
  • Breakfast daily, 9 lunches and 9 dinners
  • 11 nights en-suite accommodation
  • Transport and field trips as indicated including entry fees and permits
  • Opal mine tour at Coober Pedy
  • Big Red sunset tour
  • Ridgetop tour at Arkaroola

Per Person twin share from: $6,360
Single Supplement: $915

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Below are just a few of our tours still on offer for the remainder of 2019. Please remember that all are accompanied by our experienced and knowledgeable Program Leaders, with whom you have always enjoyed travelling. Please remember, however, that places are strictly limited on some tours so please just click on your chosen tour for more details and call us at your earliest convenience to hold your place, as space will soon fill on our most popular programs.

 
Tour Date Status
Adriatic Discovery 27 August - 19 September 2019 Only 2 Places Left
Trans-Caucasus Journey 07 September - 26 September 2019 Only 3 Places Left
Highlights of Bulgaria and Romania 26 September - 13 October 2019 Only 3 Places Left
Sicily & Sardinia 29 September - 18 October 2019 Guaranteed Departure
Legendary Outback Track Safari in
South Australia & Birdsville
05 October - 16 October 2019 Only 3 Places Left
Treasures of India 10 October - 31 October 2019 Places Available
Persia & Iran - Past & Present 01 November - 16 November 2019 Places Available
Japan Autumn Colours 04 November - 16 November 2019 Guaranteed Departure
Norfolk Island 08 November - 15 November 2019 Places Available
Oman and Dubai: An Arabian Adventure 17 November - 2 December 2019 Places Available

 

 

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Inclusive of field trips, local guides, gratuities and many meals.