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Your guide to the latest releases, industry news, insights, exclusive deals & tips on touring & river cruising around the world.

Uniworld Shares a Sneak Peek of S.S. Beatrice

  Uniworld’s Super Ship, S.S. Beatrice, hits the water for her debut this month. The maiden voyage sees her journey along the Danube from Budapest to Giurgiu. “We’re beyond excited to see yet another Uniworld ship transformation move from visionary to reality. What a pleasure it will be to welcome Australian guests onboard the newly

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APT Canada & Alaska 2019 Pre-Release

  Where snow-capped mountains tower over evergreen forests and lakes glow iridescent shades of blue. Where fjords are carved by waters that flow and tumble from the clouds, glaciers shimmer like shards of glass and wildlife has been left to run wild and free. The jaw-dropping landscapes of Canada & Alaska are waiting to be

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Five Reasons to Tour as a Solo Traveller

  Love the freedom of going it alone on holidays, but want to share your experiences with like-minded people? Want to see the world, but aren’t confident setting off on your own? Don’t let that dissuade you. Travelling solo can be empowering, exhilarating, challenging, and daunting – and you can do it without being on

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APT Small Ships Head to Antarctica, Arctic and Northern Europe in 2019

  In 2019 APT Small Ships turn their attention to the polar regions, offering boutique and luxury polar expedition cruises to Antarctica, the Arctic and Northern Europe. Join APT for a journey like no other, aboard an exclusive small ship cruise and gain a new perspective of the world. With APT, an adventure to the

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Explore China and Japan with Travelmarvel

  Embark on the journey of a lifetime across popular areas of Asia including China and Japan with Travelmarvel. Turn your dreams into reality and dive into worlds thriving with teahouses, imperial castles and a contemporary charm. Proudly Australian owned and operated, Travelmarvel are true leaders when it comes to premium journeys. Accompanying you for

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Insight – More Than Just The Sights with Coach Touring

  Thinking about touring, but not sure if it’s for you? We chatted to some of our Global Journeys’ clients who started touring 18 years ago with Insight Vacations and have never looked back… Rosana and Theo Krug are setting off on their 15th tour with Insight Vacations this month, after they were blown away

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10 Reasons to Try an Escorted Coach Holiday with Kirra Tours

  Are you the kind of person who wants to travel, but doesn’t want to worry about much more than whether you packed your passport? Then an escorted tour is for you. Sit back, relax and soak up all that New Zealand has to offer when you travel with the passionate Kirra team to some

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Explore the African Wilderness with Travelmarvel

  From the stunning natural landscapes of Cape Town to the plains of Kenya and Tanzania, Africa is wild at its very core. The grassy savannahs are the perfect backdrop for safari adventures and travellers flock here to experience the most spectacular wildlife viewing opportunities with Travelmarvel. As part of the APT Travel Group, there

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Scenic Eclipse II Launch Inspires New Itineraries

  With extreme interest in Scenic Eclipse hitting the water this year, Scenic has set its sights on the launch of Scenic Eclipse II in 2020. Announced last month, construction on the new build is due to start in 2019 and will resemble her sister ship with six-star luxury and unrivalled expedition facilities. Scenic Eclipse

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Experience the Magic of Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort with Collette

  If you’re dreaming of a magical winter holiday, complete with pristine snow-covered forest, cosy cabins, and roaring fires, then the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort is for you. Located in the picturesque Finnish Lapland, this incredible resort delivers all this and more on Collette’s 7 Day Northern Lights of Finland tour. Kakslauttanen is situated in a

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Travelmarvel Europe River Cruising 2019 Preview

  Featuring journeys by river ship, land, ocean and rail, Travelmarvel’s Europe River Cruising 2019 preview brochure offers more choice across Europe than ever before. In an exciting move for the APT Travel Group’s premium brand, Travelmarvel will be offering small ship cruising to some of Europe’s hottest destinations alongside their river and land itineraries.

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Explore the Middle East with Bunnik Tours

  Bunnik Tours have launched their 2018/19 Middle East brochure with two deluxe ‘in-style’ journeys through Egypt and Jordan.  These itineraries will see guests stay at some of the region’s most celebrated palace hotels, resorts and luxury camps and get a taste of the finer life with some truly enriching experiences. New for the upcoming

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Collette’s Explorations sale on now!

  Collette has an exciting range of small group tours called Explorations, allowing guests a more immersive, intimate experience while retaining the four star quality you would expect from Collette. Now you can save up to $800 per person with an offering of 10% off as part of Collette’s Explorations sale! With more than 20

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Discover the Natural Wonders of India & Sri Lanka with Travelmarvel in 2019

  Search for Sri Lankan leopards in Yala National Park, watch the bright colours of India float by as you cruise the Lower Ganges, and view the Taj Mahal in all its mesmerising beauty whilst in Agra when you join premium cruise and tour operator, Travelmarvel, on an India and Sri Lanka adventure in 2019.

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APT Europe Pre-Release 2019

  Experience centuries of history, legend, and enchantment as you discover Europe with APT. From cruising along tranquil estuaries and mighty rivers to traversing storybook scenery by land and rail, we’ve left no course uncharted in creating our range of unforgettable European journeys. New for 2019! Enjoy a luxury river cruise from Amsterdam to Vienna,

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Feel Free with APT

  Australia’s most awarded luxury cruise and tour operator, APT, have kicked off the new year with a bang thanks to their ‘Feel Free’ sale featuring fantastic flight deals on their worldwide tours and cruises. Let APT take care of every detail so you are free to do as you please. Free to take in

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Egypt & Jordan with Travelmarvel

  Set on the crossroads of Africa and Arabia, both Egypt and Jordan are timeless kingdoms which hold a myriad of wonders. With Travelmarvel, prepare to unearth a world of intrigue, in which towering pyramids, sand-covered tombs, medieval bazaars and ancient Pharaonic temples await. Enjoy a holiday where our prices cover everything as detailed, including:

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Top 5 Tours with Collette

  #1 Canadian Rockies by Train Top of most travellers list is a grand tour of the Canadian Rockies, and the once-in-a-lifetime rail journey to see the best of the majestic views.  Join in Vancouver, head out on VIA Rail’s The Canadian sleeper train with you own private cabin, take the opportunity to sit in

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Collette’s Biggest Sale of the Year!

  Collette’s biggest sale of the year starts today with 15% off, that’s up to $1500+ per person. With over 160 tours to choose from, all that’s left to do is choose where you’ll go. This offer is valid for 2 weeks only, book 27 December 2017 – 13 January 2018 to save!   Touring for Today’s

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APT Kimberley Coast Cruising Pre-Release 2019

  As APT looks ahead to 2019, it turns to new frontiers of Australian small ship cruising. The leader in luxury cruising experiences is proud to unveil a new destination, the Arnhem Land coast, to perfectly compliment their ever-popular Kimberley coastal cruise and touring program. There is something special about the Kimberley and Arnhem Land

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Travelmarvel Great Rail Journeys 2018

  All aboard the trip of a lifetime, as Travelmarvel again partners with award winning company Great Rail Journeys in 2018. Discover the romance of a bygone era, and hark back to a time when crisscrossing breathtaking landscapes by train was a new and unique experience. In the golden age of travel, rail journeys opened

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Africa with APT in 2018

  Africa is a land of incredible diversity. From Cape Town to Cairo, APT has handcrafted a range of experiences across this wild continent, offering distinct luxury and refined service in far-flung wilds and bustling cities alike. Prepare for an exploration that uncovers unparalleled diversity, from unique wildlife to cultures seemingly as old as the

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The World Is Your Canvas

  If you’ve ever wanted to step onboard a luxury cruise ship and see the world’s most beautiful cities and stunning countryside drift gently past, then a Uniworld river cruise is for you. On every Uniworld luxury river cruise you will have the opportunity to visit local art galleries, castles, restaurants, theatres, markets, vineyards and

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Jemma’s Highlights of Egypt

  Quite some time ago now, when I was in high school, I was scheduled to go on a history trip with a select few students to Egypt. This was the year of the Egyptian revolution, and of course, all was cancelled. My dreams of Egypt and all its history slipped away with this cancelled

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Leanne’s Mexican Adventure

  In May I had the amazing opportunity to take part in the 8 Day Wonders of Mexico’s Yucatan tour operated seamlessly by Globus. Mexico has always been on my list of places to travel so I felt very privileged to be offered this opportunity. My tour operated in the reverse direction to how it

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Uniworld Brings Back “Our Best Ever Offer” For 2018

  Up to 40% off on 300 Uniworld River Cruise Itineraries   Popular itineraries include Uniworld’s… Bordeaux, Vineyards & Chateaux – 8 days cruising on the Garonne, the Dordogne and the Gironde rivers from $3,149 (a savings of $1,350), Portugal, Spain & the Douro River Valley for 11 days from $4,479 (savings of $3,020) Castles

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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 social 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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