authentic irish pub tour

8 days from *$2,173 per person twin share
travel dates: 19-26 october 2019 (other dates available at a surcharge)

Experience Irish conviviality on this fun tour of the southern half of Ireland, over 8 days. Enjoy a night of storytelling in Dublin’s oldest pub, see the Cliffs of Moher, walk Kilkenny’s Medieval Mile. Visit the Guinness Storehouse and Teeling Distillery in Dublin, the Smithwick’s Experience in Kilkenny, and enjoy a whiskey tasting and chocolate pairing in Killarney – plus so much more. Your tour director will share fascinating stories of Irish history, heritage, and local lore. One inclusive package, no hidden extras!

inclusions

  • 7 nights accommodation in 4 star hotels with breakfast daily

  • 1 lunch at McGann’s Pub in Doolin, 7 dinners including The Church Cafe Bar and Restaurant, Celtic Whiskey Bar (including a Tasting and Chocolate Pairing), and the 12th-century Brazen Head Pub folk dinner

  • Welcome get-together drink with your group

  • All on-tour transportation including shuttles and ferries

  • Free Wi-Fi on coaches so you can stay connected along the way

  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & handling of one suitcase per person

  • Trip highlights; Blarney Castle, Cliffs of Moher, Guinness Storehouse Tour, Smithwick’s Experience, Teeling Distillery, South Pole Inn with Irish coffee, Dingle Peninsula, Sheepdog Demonstration

Terms & Conditions: All packages are subject to availability. Prices are correct at time of publication but may be subject to exchange rate and other variations without notice. Specific travel dates and black out dates may apply.

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

3 nights from *$1,389
travel dates: 2 - 24 August 2019

If you’re thinking about visiting Scotland this year, why not stop a few nights in Edinburgh and see the world renowned Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at the Edinburgh Festival this August. The Military Tattoo production features a superb range of international performers staged against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. Enjoy the spine-tingling sights and sounds of the world famous massed pipes and drums, the finest display you can witness anywhere in the world.

inclusions

  • 3 nights accommodation at Brooks Hotel or similar

  • Edinburgh Military Tattoo Ticket (Category 6-7, 10-11)

  • Entry to Edinburgh Castle

  • Afternoon Tea at Edinburgh Castle

  • 24 hour Edinburgh Sightseeing Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

  • Scottish breakfast daily

Book by 31 May 2019

Terms & Conditions: All packages are subject to availability. Prices are correct at time of publication but may be subject to exchange rate and other variations without notice. Specific travel dates and black out dates may apply.

Anzac Day at Gallipoli 2020 early bird discount

9 days *$2,429 per person twin share
travel dates: 19-27 april 2020

Have the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of the 50,000 Australians who served at Gallipoli for ANZAC Day 2020. You’ll be lead by an expert historian through all the keys sites in Istanbul and on the Gallipoli peninsula as well as less visited but very poignant sites. The highlight being the Dawn Service on ANZAC Day.

inclusions

  • Services of an expert WW1 Historian

  • 8 nights’ 4-star accommodation

  • Breakfast daily (except Anzac Day), 5 lunches and 2 dinners

  • All excursions, scenic drives and sightseeing as described in the itinerary

  • Anzac Day Dawn Service at Anzac Cove

  • Tips to your Historian, Driver and guides

  • Half-day tour to Ancient Troy

  • Extensive touring of the WW1 battlefields

  • Travel by first-class air-conditioned coach

  • Copy of Mat McLachlan’s definitive guide, Gallipoli – The Battlefield Guide

  • Souvenir cap and document wallet

Book by 28 June 2019

Terms & Conditions: All packages are subject to availability. Prices are correct at time of publication but may be subject to exchange rate and other variations without notice. Specific travel dates and black out dates may apply.

Italy’s Finest with Adam Swanson

9 Days from *$3,925 per person twin share
Departing 12 September 2019

Live la dolce vita with a 9 day life-changing exploration of Italy’s finest food, culture and belissimo landscapes. With TV chef Adam Swanson, a renowned Australian chef and restaurateur. You’ll go where the locals go and dine as the locals do. Enjoy delicious local artisan cheeses and wines whilst travelling through rolling countryside, vineyards and olive groves. From Rome to Siena, Bologna and Venice, to name a few, you will delve into an authentic Italian culinary adventure whilst having the chance to also see some of Italy’s most iconic sights. This trip is simply bursting with flavour!

inclusions not limited to:

  • 4-nights accommodation in a 19th century Tuscan Villa style hotel

  • 2-nights accommodation in the heart of Venice Island

  • 3-nights hotel accommodation

  • Daily breakfast and meals as per itinerary

  • Visit to a local fresh produce market followed by an Italian cooking experience

  • Pizza making with a pizzolo in Rome

  • Local Tuscan dinner on a 15th-century organic olive oil estate

  • Rome Sightseeing tour visiting; the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica

  • View the Piazza del Campo and the marble Duomo. Taste the Sienese Panforte Cake

  • See the Gothic Duomo and Baptistery followed by a visit to the Academy of Fine Arts to view the Statue of David.

  • Venice Cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square to view the Bridge of Sighs, Doge’s Palace, St. Mark’s Basilica and the Campanile

  • Tour the vibrant Rialto Food Market with a Local Specialist

Terms & Conditions: All packages are subject to availability. Prices are correct at time of publication but may be subject to exchange rate and other variations without notice. Specific travel dates and black out dates may apply.

vietnam’s national parks and war history

4 Days from *$633 per person
Travel Dates: departs daily

This 4 day Phong Nha national park itinerary is a great combination of beach resorts, stunning nature and fascinating military history. Visit the Phong Nha region and explore the stunning caves, untouched jungle and ancient limestone. As well as learn all about the military history of the Hue and the American Demilitarized Zone.

Inclusions

  • 3 nights luxurious 4 star accommodation with breakfast daily

  • 2 lunches

  • All required private transfers

  • English speaking guide

  • Tour of Phong Nha caves; Vinh Moc Tunnels and the Demilitarised Zone

Terms & Conditions: All packages are subject to availability. Prices are correct at time of publication but may be subject to exchange rate and other variations without notice. Specific travel dates and black out dates may apply.

essential japan
small group journey

9 Days from *$2,925 per person twin share
Travel Dates: departs daily

Explore the very best Japan has to offer from Tokyo to the stunning Mount Fuji and heritage rich Kyoto. On this 9 day small group journey you will explore the amazing city of Tokyo, enjoy a tantalising multi-course kaiseki meal in Hakone, explore Japan's cultural capital of Kyoto, home to 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, stay in traditional ryokan accommodation and temple hop in Nara. This tailor-made trip will leave you mesmerized with the charms, traditions and sights of Japan.

Inclusions

  • 8 nights accommodation with breakfast daily

  • Shared shuttle bus to your hotel from airport

  • PASMO Tokyo Transport Pass

  • 3 day Hakone Free Pass

  • 1 day Kyoto Bus and Subway Pass

Terms & Conditions: All packages are subject to availability. Prices are correct at time of publication but may be subject to exchange rate and other variations without notice. Specific travel dates and black out dates may apply.