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Travel Experience
European Viking River Cruise

by Jan Darby and Krystal McCallum

Krystal and I recently had the opportunity to join an 8 day, 7 port, Europe river cruise with Viking Cruises from Passau, Germany to Budapest, Hungary.  As neither of us had been on a river cruise before we were very excited to experience this very popular way of travel. We flew with Qatar Airways via Doha Airport, which is modern, clean and easy to get around. 

 

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ITALY with a difference, MALTA plus a GREEK ISLAND cruise
Includes 7 night Greek Island cruise on Harmony V Yacht


Escorted by Jacquey Turner

Departing 13 June 2021

28 days/26 nights

WAITLISTED

 

From $20,399 pp twin share

About this trip

Starting in Bologna, we explore the less visited regions of Italy, along the Adriatic Sea to the heel of the boot, the Salento Peninsula.  Taking in Bologna, Ascoli Piceno, Ostuni and Lecce before heading west to Matera, a Basilicata’s jewel, a town built on carved caves.  We reach the rugged Amalfi Coast with a visit to Naples.

Malta is a history-rich small archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea and one of the smallest countries in Europe.  There is glorious variety in its small archipelago; prehistoric temples, fossil-studded cliffs, hidden coves, and a history of remarkable intensity.

Experience a Greek Islands cruise combining amazing destinations on a mega yacht with professional crew and exquisite cuisine. Each day discover a new port of call, a hidden cove with crystal blue waters, a glimpse of ancient history and rich cultural diversity.
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Itinerary Summary

Jordan & Morocco Postponed until March 2021 Escorted by Jacquey Turner EXPRESSION OF INTEREST Jordan is a country of great contrasts, which will appeal to the most demanding visitor. It is not only filled with Roman monuments, it has the beauty of the desert and the warmth of its people. Morocco is an ancient land of great… Continue Reading

Stans of Central Asia September/October 2021 Escorted by Jacquey Turner EXPRESSION OF INTEREST On this 3-week journey we will travel across the mountains and steppes of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, on some of the less travelled routes of the Silk Road with breathtaking scenery in un-spoilt wilderness.  Continue Reading

Bhutan Dragon Kingdom September/October 2021 Escorted by Jacquey Turner EXPRESSION OF INTEREST Hidden deep within the Himalayas, the remote mountain kingdom of Bhutan was lost to the outside world for centuries. On this tour you will have the opportunity to discover the spirit of the Bhutanese and visit numerous sacred sites, temples and monasteries. Bhutan offers spectacular mountain… Continue Reading

Experience China and Hong Kong April 2020 Personally escorted by Jacquey Turner EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST TOUR LAUNCH Wednesday 1st May 2019 at 7pm On mainland China our itinerary will include Shanghai, Guilin, Xi'an and the Terra Cotta Warriors, plus Beijing, as well as a Yangtze River Cruise visiting the Three Gorges. Stunning Hong Kong is… Continue Reading

Travel Experience – Portugal and Spain By Linda Owen I recently toured through parts of Portugal with Backroads Touring, a small group specialist. Our tour was slow-paced, with no early mornings and great for the experienced traveller. We stayed in small boutique hotels and everything was very locally focussed.    Following are some of the… Continue Reading

Travel Experience – Central America, Mexico & Cuba By Jacquey Turner – Tour Leader/Director In March, I embarked on a reconnaissance journey of Central America and Cuba in preparation for the tour I shall be escorting in May 2020. I discovered that this is a most fascinating part of the world with every country being quite… Continue Reading

Travel Experience – Sri Lanka By Brianna Van De Ven    This October I was lucky enough to head to Sri Lanka with a fantastic company that specialise in boutique 5 star experiences, Abercrombie & Kent. After an 8 hours flight on board Sri Lankan Airlines we arrived in a very warm Colombo.      … Continue Reading

The Yukon By Monica Bethune – Senior Consultant After flying into Vancouver and spending a couple of days sightseeing, I joined a group of other travel consultants for our flight to Whitehorse, Yukon, in northern Canada.               First up on arrival, we did a 28km canoe trip, stopping for a campfire lunch… Continue Reading

Travel Experience – Norfolk Island By Jacinta Anderson  View New Iitinerary for 2021 Tour  I have been fortunate to visit Norfolk Island with groups in 2018 and 2019 and have fallen in love with this beautiful destination. Located in the Pacific Ocean around 3hrs from the Australian mainland, the island is serviced by Air New Zealand… Continue Reading

Travel Experience
Portugal and Spain
by Linda Owen

I recently toured through parts of Portugal with Backroads Touring, a small group specialist. Our tour was slow-paced, with no early mornings and great for the experienced traveller. We stayed in small boutique hotels and everything was very locally focussed. Starting in Lisbon, we had the lovely experience of learning to paint tiles in what looked just like a private house…

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