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Bus & Coach Tours

Bus Trip Tours

Our specialised bus trip tours are great way to explore different lands without the hassle of driving yourself through unfamiliar streets featuring signs in a foreign language or negotiating the complexities of local transport.

Enjoy the convenience of dedicated traveller bus from Beijing to check out the awesome Great Wall of China. Alternatively jump on board downtown LA and bus it around the sprawling metropolis that is Los Angeles taking in Hollywood, Melrose Avenue and Venice Beach. How about hopping board in Cairo and enjoy the ease as you’re whisked direct to the Giza Plateau to come face to face the Sphinx and the iconic Pyramids.

For country-to-country, city-to-city trips our range of coach tours will have you sorted. Enjoy the stunning German scenery as you kick it from Berlin to the Czech capital, Prague. Start in the romantic Paris and savour the French countryside as you head towards Madrid. Alternatively recline your seat in Ecuador’s capital Quito as the bus travels through Peru, Chile to the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires.

With heaps of options for bus trip tours we’re sure to have one to suit you. Call us now on 1800 046 462 and chat with our experienced consultants today.

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  • Understand the Real Italy as you tour awe-inspiring Italian sights including the Colosseum, Vatican and St Peter's Basilica in Rome. Cruise through Venice's canals and admire panoramic views from Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence. Be enlightened as Local Guides discuss the excavations in Pompeii, the Commonwealth Cemetery in Monte Cassino and the stunning Isle of Capri.

    Real Italy (Winter 2013/2014)

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    • Dining Highlights
      Welcome Reception with your Travel Director in Rome including light snacks and a Welcome Drink.

    • 2 three-course dinners with local wine.

    • Highlight dinner in Florence.

    • Be My Guest dinner in Sorrento.

    • Farewell Dinner with wine in Rome.

    • The 20 December 2013 departure Celebrate Christmas in Florence where you will enjoy a delicious festive meal with all the trimmings 'Italian style'.
    • Experience the atmosphere of this beautiful city at Christmas.

    • The 28 December 2013 departure Celebrate New Year's Eve in the enchanting city of Venice.
    • Enjoy the party atmosphere and see the sky lit up with celebratory fireworks after a dinner of local specialities.
    • A night to be remembered forever! Each of these specially arranged Festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.


    • First Class Travel Highlights
      First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.

    • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.

    • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.

    • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.

    • Complimentary keepsake photo and map.

    • Provided throughout your trip to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.

    • A travel wallet with your documentation.

    • Complimentary airport transfers are provided at Rome Fiumicino on Day 1 and on Day 10.
    • Conditions apply.
    • See departure panel on page opposite.

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    Day 1
    ARRIVE ROME (2 NIGHTS)
    Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City! Unwind or take a stroll through ancient streets and soak up the ambience. This evening, meet for a Welcome Reception with your fellow travellers and Travel Director.(Welcome Reception)

    Day 2
    ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME
    See the sights with your Local Guide. Visit the magnificent St. Peter’s Square, designed so the greatest number of people could see the Pope give his blessing. Explore the Basilica, one of the largest and most important religious sites on earth. On your way to Trastevere, see Tiburtina Island. Admire the Circus Maximus, the ancient site of chariot racing, set in a valley below the Aventine and Palatine Hills. Learn about gladiatorial combat and other public events that took place at the Colosseum on your guided visit. Spend the rest of the day as you choose. You might like to visit the ancient Catacombs along the old Appian Way.(Buffet Breakfast)

    Day 3
    ROME SIGHTSEEING – VENICE (2 NIGHTS)
    Experience a Unique Insight in the Vatican when you ascend the smooth and step-less spiral staircase designed by famous architect Donato Bramante. Visit the Sistine Chapel with your Local Guide and see Michelangelo’s frescoed ceiling, believed by many to be his crowning achievement. Admire the scenery as you drive north from Rome past the hilltop towns of Orte and Orvieto into Tuscany. See the Chianti vineyards and the extensive olive groves before crossing through the Apennine hills and eventually reaching the flat plains of the Veneto region and magical Venice.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Day 4
    VENICE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME
    Venice − Queen of the Adriatic − was a maritime power and staging post for the Holy Crusades, and played a significant part in the Renaissance. The history and culture of this unique city is revealed as you cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square. See the Byzantine Basilica, Bridge of Sighs and Doges’ Palace. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca island. Your afternoon is free to discover the delights of Venice or perhaps consider a seafood lunch at a local restaurant.(Buffet Breakfast)

    Day 5
    VENICE – VERONA – FLORENCE (2 NIGHTS)
    A leisurely drive brings you to Verona, the setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. See the impressive Roman arena, the third largest in Italy, and Juliet’s balcony, close to Piazza della Erbe. To the south, through the beautiful landscape of Tuscany lies Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. Explore Piazza della Signoria and see the Ponte Vecchio during your walking tour, with commentary from your Local Guide. See the multi-coloured Duomo, with a dome engineered by Brunelleschi, and see the Baptistery, with its towering bronze doors and relief sculptures. Tonight enjoy a Highlight Dinner in a local restaurant.(Buffet Breakfast / Highlight Dinner)

    Day 6
    FLORENCE – FREE TIME
    Plan your day’s sightseeing as you wish. There are endless things to see in this fascinating city including the Academy of Fine Arts featuring Michelangelo’s statue of David, and the world-famous Uffizi Gallery. Florence is also renowned for luxury leather goods and 18-carat gold jewellery. This afternoon, you have the opportunity to take an excursion to San Gimignano, whose tall medieval towers can be seen from miles around.(Buffet Breakfast)

    Day 7
    FLORENCE – MONTE CASSINO – SORRENTO (2 NIGHTS)
    Visit the Commonwealth Cemetery in Monte Cassino which lies below the famous Abbey that was the site of a fierce battle in May 1944. Continue south through the fertile Campania region to the Bay of Naples in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, and along the coast to Sorrento. Dine tonight at your hotel.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Day 8
    ISLE OF CAPRI EXCURSION AND FREE TIME
    Accompanied by a Local Guide, cross the Bay of Naples by ferry to the Isle of Capri, where Emperor Tiberius built a series of villas and governed the Roman Empire for the last ten years of his life. Spend the afternoon sightseeing or consider an excursion to Anacapri which features magnificent views. Later in Sorrento, visit an inlaid woodwork factory for a short demonstration on the production of this Local Speciality. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a memorable Be My Guest dinner of delicious local ingredients prepared by a local family on a lemon farm.(Buffet Breakfast / Be My Guest)

    Day 9
    SORRENTO – POMPEII – ROME
    Explore the excavations at Pompeii which was preserved by volcanic ash when Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. Your Local Guide gives a historical commentary of day-to-day life in the city on your Small Group Sightseeing tour. Your Italian odyssey ends in Rome where you enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and companions.(Buffet Breakfast / Farewell Dinner)

    Day 10
    DEPART ROME
    Say ‘arrivederci’ to Italy, your travelling companions and your Travel Director at the end of this memorable adventure. Airport transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino. Conditions apply.(Buffet Breakfast)

    Sightseeing Highlights
    Rome Explore the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City. Visit the Colosseum and see the Circus Maximus.
    Venice Cruise by private motor launch to St. Mark’s Square, the Byzantine Basilica and the Doge’s Palace.
    Verona See the Roman arena and Juliet’s balcony.
    Florence View Signoria Square, Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo and Baptistery. Admire panoramic views from Piazzale Michelangelo.
    Monte Cassino Visit the Commonwealth Cemetery.
    Isle of Capri Discover the Isle of Capri (weather permitting) on your included round-trip cruise.
    Sorrento Visit an inlaid wood factory.
    Pompeii Guided visit of the ancient excavations.
  • Some of the world's best beaches in some of the ultimate places to chill make this Thai Island Hopper trip a must. From busy Phuket, head to paradise on legendary Koh Phi Phi, before Krabi & its amazing scenery. Treat yourself to a relaxing Thai massage, visit ‘The Beach’ and soak up the sun from the white sandy shoreline or sea canoe in the beautiful clear waters. It’s your choice to relax, indulge or party until the sun comes up…
    Day 1
    Arrive Phuket
    Our tour begins on Phuket, Thailand’s largest island. Check-in to your hotel & relax poolside or head to the beach.
    Tonight, you’ll meet with your Tour Manager & fellow travel buddies before heading out into the bright lights & buzzing atmosphere that this town is known for. Get into holiday mode as you discover Patong at night. Known for its great party vibes & many bars, clubs & discos, there’s something for everyone. Maybe try Bangla Road & see why Thailand is famous for the phrase of 'mai pen rai, meaning 'don't worry, be happy'!
    Accommodations: Hotel

    Day 2
    Phuket
    After breakfast, head down to the beach & pick a spot on the sand that will be yours for the day! You could try out some of the water sports on offer here or swim in the beautiful clear waters.
    If you’re up for something different, you can check out the area at a different angle & explore the natural beauty of the coast in a sea canoe. A local guide will fill you in on the area as they take you through caves and along the dramatic coastlines. You could also take a trip to see an unusual limestone karst, Ko Tapu on Ao Phang Nga National Park, referred to as James Bond Island because it was made famous by a James Bond film.
    There are loads of other activities & sights here, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy. You could also see a different side of Phuket in Phuket Town; it’s known for its architecture & Chinese influences. You could visit the Jui Tui Shrine & ask the shrine’s oracle for advice. You can also get to the 45m (147ft) high Big Buddha that overlooks the island.
    There’s also your chance for something really different – a visit to the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project – an enterprise that is working to protect gibbons (small apes) & return them to the wild. The nearby Bangpae Waterfall is a great place to cool off in the afternoon as well.
    When you’re in Thailand, there’s no better way to get amongst the local lifestyle than through the range of delicious food. From Pad Thai, to mouthwatering yellow, green & red curries, there’s something to tempt your taste buds. So as the sun goes down, find a little local place & sit down with a beer & relax. You can take it up a notch later, there are loads of bars, shows & clubs to enjoy here, so ask your Tour Manager for some tips on where to head.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (2 days)

    Day 4
    Phuket to Koh Phi Phi
    This morning, maybe grab another delicious meal or fit in some last minute time in the sun before we depart on a ferry for one of Thailand’s most famous islands, Koh Phi Phi.
    On arrival, your Tour Manager will show you all the local sights, so you can get your bearings & get ready for some good times on the island. Made famous by the film ‘The Beach’ it’s a picturesque place with loads to enjoy.
    Chill out in the sun before a truly incredible experience – we’ll head up to the highest viewpoint on the island for some amazing views where we’ll watch a gorgeous sunset over the Andaman Sea. Later, you could enjoy a beer at a beachside bar or chill out with some locals & soak up the vibes.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (1) day, Dinner (1) day

    Day 5
    Koh Phi Phi
    With two free days, get into all that this fantastic place has to offer. From beaches to boats to food, it’s all here & ready to be explored.
    If relaxing on island time is what you’re after, find a section of Phi Phi’s beach, put down your towel & work on your tan. But there are loads of other things to see & do here. Maybe jump on a boat for a look at Maya Island before the tourists arrive.
    Today, there’s a cool optional activity for you to experience – a cruise around Phi Phi Island that takes in some of the island's hot spots. You’ll cruise to Maya Bay, home to “The Beach”, for a swim or a stroll on the sand at Monkey Beach, which is famed for its cute furry inhabitants & some snorkeling off Bamboo Islands reefs while looking for “Nemo”.
    If exploring the island’s nightlife is what you’re after, Phi Phi by night goes off! Try one of the beachside bars with fresh seafood, lie in a hammock & watch the amazing fire dancing right on the beach. Or, you could head to the local market to meet some locals & try some local specialties like Pad See Ew (long noodles fried in soy sauce with vegetables). And definitely get in some shopping for local souvenirs.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (2 days)

    Day 7
    Koh Phi Phi to Krabi (Ao Nang)
    Some free time in the morning before we farewell Koh Phi Phi. This afternoon it’s a change of pace as we take an afternoon ferry to Krabi. Nestled amongst limestone karts, Krabi offers some amazing scenery, friendly locals & cute small town feel. With it’s beautiful beaches & unspoiled islands, it’s now one of the most famous tourist destinations in Thailand.
    On arrival we’ll head to the well known beach of Ao Nang, a small beach town. Maybe head to the beach for a massage or take a walk through the town for a look at the local life here.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (1) day, Dinner (1) day

    Day 8
    Krabi (Ao Nang)
    Wake up to a day of good times in Krabi & take advantage of the many things to see & do here. If you are feeling active, you may want to visit the Tiger Cave temple. Though the tigers have long since left, this Buddhist temple provides some great photo opportunities – especially from the viewpoint at the top of 1237 steps!
    If it is a quiet beach that you are after, then jumping on a long-tail boat & making the journey to Rai Leh beach is where you want to go. Only accessible by boat, this small island, surrounded by dramatic rocky cliffs is the perfect place to relax. You could head to West Rai Lay Beach for a look at the town – take a walk along the short promenade lined with restaurants & shops & stop for a tasty lunch or a beer along the way.
    You could also go explore some of Krabi’s jungle at a different angle....on the back of an elephant at a nearby elephant camp.
    Accommodations: Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast (1) day

    Day 9
    Krabi (Ao Nang) to Phuket
    Our journey returns us to Phuket where our Thai Islands tour ends. You can choose to take a free transfer to Phuket airport or the Sawaddi Patong Resort where our tour started.
    Accommodations:
    Meals: Breakfast (1) day

    Phuket
    Spend time on Thailand's largest island
    Experience the bright lights & buzzing atmosphere
    Koh Phi Phi
    Orientation tour with your Tour Manager
    See the local sights
    Watch the sunset over Andaman Sea from the highest viewpoint on the island
    Krabi
    Ferry from Koh Phi Phi to Krabi
    Head to the well known beach of Ao Nang
    See the famous limestone karsts
  • Home to a population of some 19 million people, the sprawling, unfathomable city of Mumbai is one of the world's most extraordinary experiences. Flights to Mumbai from Jaipur, Udaipur or Delhi are at an additional cost * Supplement to join Mini Tour directly from Splendours of the Taj, Essence of India or Classical India with Nepal including flights and transfers from Jaipur * Supplement to join Mini Tour directly from Imperial Rajasthan including flights and transfers from Udaipur * Supplement to join Mini Tour directly from Imperial Treasures of India including flights and transfers from Delhi

    Fascinating Mumbai (2013/14)

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    • Includes
      All transfers
      2 nights accommodation in Mumbai
      Breakfast on each day
      Services of an English speaking professional local guide
      Sightseeing of Elephanta Island to visit the ancient cave temples.
    • The Gateway of India, Prince of Wales Museum, Jehangir Art Gallery and the Hanging Gardens.

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    Day 1
    Mubai
    On arrival, you are met and transferred to your hotel. This evening you are free to relax and enjoy the comforts and facilities of your deluxe hotel.

    Day 2
    Mumbai Sightseeing
    This morning after breakfast, enjoy the view of the city skyline on your cruise to Elephanta Island. Visit the complex of ancient cave temples listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The massive entrance hall, supported by large pillars, houses the Mahesamurti, an enormous three-faced statue of Shiva. This afternoon, embark on a sightseeing tour visiting the Gateway of India, commemorating the arrival of King George V and Queen Mary in 1911. Admire the collection of Indian painting and sculpture at the Prince of Wales Museum, visit Jehangir Art Gallery and see the meticulous Hanging Gardens on top of Malabar Hill.(Buffet Breakfast)

    Day 3
    Depart Mumbai
    Your magical Journey comes to an end with transfers to the International Airport for your flights home.(Buffet Breakfast)
  • Bus Trip Holiday Packages

    • Sail close to the clouds on Lake Titicaca and meet the descendants of ancient civilisations that inhabit its islands. Feel the spongy reeds of the 'floating' Uros islands beneath your feet, learn about unique local cultures and customs at a homestay, and relish the vistas over seemingly infinite waters from the brilliant Taquile Island. This is the world’s highest navigable lake, sitting at a soaring 3,812 m above sea level. On this unique and inspiring trip, encounter the fascinating people and beautiful locations that characterise this evocative place.

      Lake Titicaca (Basix)

      from $210*

      • Homestay
        Boat, Minibus.
      Day 1 Puno/Lake Titicaca
      Puno is a colourful town on the Peruvian shores of Lake Titicaca, expect to see traditionally dressed locals, chaotic markets and, if lucky enough, even dancing in the streets. Crossing the border of Peru and Bolivia, Lake Titicaca is the largest lake in South America and has some fascinating islands and hefty-sized frogs living within its waters.

      Day 2 Lake Titicaca/Puno
      Known as the folklore capital of Peru, Puno often has colourful celebrations and is a great place to find goods made of alpaca wool.
    • 
Get a feel of the pure white sands of the Bay of Islands.
Be ready for some jaw-dropping scenery! 

      3 Day Bay to Bay 2013 - 2014

      from $220*

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        TOTALLY TOPDECK: 

        • Stunning Bay of Islands
        • ‘Rock the Boat’ Upgrade Option

        Also INCLUDED:

        • 2 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D)
        • 2 nights in hotels/motels
        • Modern air-conditioned coach
        • Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader & Driver
        • Group Size : Average 28 People
        • Transport : Modern air-conditioned coach
        • Available
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      Day 1 Auckland to Paihia, Bay of Islands.
      We start our trip together in Auckland, the jewel of the North Island, heading north around the picturesque harbour. First stop is Parry’s Kauri Park to visit an impressive example of a Kauri tree. Then it’s on to the seaside town of Paihia, nestled amongst the breathtaking Bay of Islands – a beautiful locale of 144 islands with quiet bays and plenty of marine life. Once we’ve sorted our accommodation, relax by the pool or grab a meal in town. Optional Upgrade to ‘Rock the Boat’ Overnight.
      Day 2 Paihia, Bay of Islands.
      You’ve got a free day to explore some of what the Bay of Islands has to offer! And trust us when we say there’s a wealth of optional activities. Drive along 90 Mile Beach all the way to Cape Reinga, where the Tasman Sea meets the Pacific and try boarding down the towering sand dunes is a great rush! Cruise around the inner Bay aboard a catamaran and spot some dolphins, or just paddle through the mangroves to Haruru Falls by kayak. You may wish to learn a little of the region’s history with a visit to Russell (NZ’s oldest settlement) or the Waitangi Treaty House. Maybe you’d just like to get back to nature with a hike to Haruru Falls through the gorgeous natural landscape. We’ll regroup for dinner and share the day’s experiences! (B, D)
      Day 3 Bay of Islands to Auckland.
      Our travel direction turns southwards, and we visit the stunning Whangarei Falls if the weather’s on our side. From here, it’s a short hop back to Auckland, the City of Sails, where our quick jaunt together comes to a close. (B)
    • See the highlights of Scotland

      Haggis Adventures, Skye High 3 Days

      from $229*

      • 3 day tour departing Edinburgh.
      • 2 nights accommodation.
      • Transport by legendary yellow Haggis Mercedes midi-coach to explore off the beaten track.
      • Services of a local guide .
      • FREE Lonely Planet guidebook.
      HIGHLIGHTS: Skye - Loch Ness - Glencoe

      The Skye High is a wee gem, ideal for travellers short on time who want to get the most out of their trip to Scotland. All the best stuff is packed in: Nessie hunting, ruined castles, stunning lochs and dramatic mountains. All this as you listen to tales of Celtic myths and legends before a couple of great nights in a Highland pub.

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    • Explore at your own pace

      Chinook Travel Pass

      from $239*

      • Transportation.
      • Services of the tour guide/driver.
      • 1 dinner.
      • Taxes.
      HIGHLIGHTS: BANFF - KELOWNA

      Go west from Banff with Moose and experience the vast geographical diversity of Western Canada You'll see the southwestern Canadian Rockies, an ancient interior rainforest, the ranch and grasslands of a "pocket" desert, and will finish surrounded by the Coastal Mountains in Vancouver.This trip is a 2 Day minimum jump on, jump off adventure bus transportation pass. En route between overnight destinations the bus stops for sightseeing, activities, and other adventures. Pass holders receive discounts on activities, attractions and accommodation. Accommodation in hostels is pre-booked for those that want it.

      Day: 1 BANFF TO KELOWNA
      We leave the Rockies today, but not without first stopping to visit Takakkaw Falls, one of the highest waterfalls in Canada (seasonal). Then it's on to the Okanagan, a Summer recreational area.

      Day: 2 KELOWNA TO VANCOUVER
      Today we cruise past lakes, climb over high mountain passes and through the beautiful Manning Park. It's then back to Vancouver and time to say goodbye to your new friends.

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    • Explore the South of Ireland

      Southern Rocker, 3 Days

      from $279*

      • 3 day tour departing Dublin.
      • 2 nights accommodation.
      • Services of a 100% Irish Guide.
      • All transport around the Emerald Isle.
      • FREE entry to Blarney Castle.
      • FREE entry to Cliffs of Moher.
      • FREE Lonely Planet guidebook.
      HIGHLIGHTS: Blarney Castle - Cliffs Of Moher - Galway - Dingle

      Short on time but want a massive fix of Irishness? This trip should do the trick Be blown away at the dizzying heights of the Cliffs of Moher while fairies and leprechauns wait to be found in the lunar landscape of the Burren. Dangle upside down from the Blarney Castle in hope of getting the 'gift of the gab' and experience a real Irish disco in the party town of Killarney. Lose yourself on the Dingle Peninsula with its beaches and rugged coastline then jig the night away in Ennis, renowned for its traditional music

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    • Discover the secrets of Waikiki

      Waikiki Explorer, 3 Days

      from $285*

      • 3 day tour departing Hawaii.
      • 2 nights accommodation in hotels.
      • Daily voucher for coffee and pastry.
      • Tour featuring Pearl Harbour, the USS Arizona Memorial and Punch Bowl.
      • Services of a Contiki concierge service.
      • Local taxes as per itinerary.
      HIGHLIGHTS: Waikiki

      There is no place on earth quite like the Hawaiian tropical islands - palm fringed blue lagoons, cascading waterfalls, ancient volcanoes and stunning beaches with fantastic surf. Stay in the Park Shore just minutes from world-famous Waikiki Beach. While you are here tap into the Contiki Customer Service Centre - our concierge is there to make your holiday hassle free and direct you to the best action on the Island.

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    • Join us for an unforgettable journey

      Greek Odyssey, 2 Days

      from $285*

      • 2 day tour departing Athens.
      • 1 night accommodation (triple share) in Kalambaka (Meteora).
      • 1 breakfast.
      • Professional local guide in Delphi, plus site & museum entrance fees.
      • Professional local guide in Kalambaka, plus entrance fees for two monasteries.
      • Services of a Busabout guide and a local coach and driver.
      • Local taxes.
      • FREE Lonely Planet guidebook.
      HIGHLIGHTS: Delphi - Meteora

      Get exploring some of the most famous sites of Greece including Delphi, the heart of the classical Greek world, plus the breathtaking cliff-top Monasteries of Meteora in this amazing mini adventure. We'll head to Kalambaka for the night, passing through the Thessalian plains then take a tour of UNESCO listed Meteora, one of the country's most unique attractions and a must see for any visitor to mainland Greece.

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    • With symbolic links to the dawn landing at Gallipoli, stand in the morning breeze and pay respect to the fallen on ANZAC Day at a dawn vigil. This special 3-day trip takes you by private bus along the Dardanelles, from Istanbul to the memorial site commemorating the common sacrifice for all of the nations involved. This moving tour will also include visits to other important sites such as Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair and the war cemeteries, making your visit to Turkey a unique and beautiful experience.

      ANZAC Day Memorial Tour

      from $299*

      • Group leader
        Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.

      • What's Included
        Gallipoli battlefields and sites tour.
      • Troy visit.
      • ANZAC Day dawn service.
      • Country-specific memorial services.
      • Sleeping bag use.

      • Meals Included
        2 breakfasts.

      • (Allow USD60-75 for meals not included)
        Local Flights
        If required all local flights are included in the cost of your tours unless otherwise noted.
      • It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets.
      • Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
      Witness the moving dawn service and accompanying memorials, explore the ancient city of Troy
      Day 1 Istanbul
      Depart Istanbul at 8am. Afternoon tour of the battlefields, cemeteries and other important sites.
      Day 2 Troy/Canakkale (1B)
      Morning visit to Troy with free time in the afternoon. Evening departure to Gallipoli ceremony site.
      Day 3 Istanbul (1B)
      ANZAC Day Dawn Service. Option to attend Australian, New Zealand and Turkish morning memorial services. Transfer back to Istanbul where tour finishes upon arrival in late evening. We highly recommend pre- or post-accommodation to fully experience this vibrant city.

    Bus Trip Holiday Packages

    • Understand the Real Italy as you tour awe-inspiring Italian sights including the Colosseum, Vatican and St Peter's Basilica in Rome. Cruise through Venice's canals and admire panoramic views from Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence. Be enlightened as Local Guides discuss the excavations in Pompeii, the Commonwealth Cemetery in Monte Cassino and the stunning Isle of Capri.

      Real Italy (Winter 2013/2014)

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      • Dining Highlights
        Welcome Reception with your Travel Director in Rome including light snacks and a Welcome Drink.

      • 2 three-course dinners with local wine.

      • Highlight dinner in Florence.

      • Be My Guest dinner in Sorrento.

      • Farewell Dinner with wine in Rome.

      • The 20 December 2013 departure Celebrate Christmas in Florence where you will enjoy a delicious festive meal with all the trimmings 'Italian style'.
      • Experience the atmosphere of this beautiful city at Christmas.

      • The 28 December 2013 departure Celebrate New Year's Eve in the enchanting city of Venice.
      • Enjoy the party atmosphere and see the sky lit up with celebratory fireworks after a dinner of local specialities.
      • A night to be remembered forever! Each of these specially arranged Festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.


      • First Class Travel Highlights
        First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.

      • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.

      • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.

      • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.

      • Complimentary keepsake photo and map.

      • Provided throughout your trip to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.

      • A travel wallet with your documentation.

      • Complimentary airport transfers are provided at Rome Fiumicino on Day 1 and on Day 10.
      • Conditions apply.
      • See departure panel on page opposite.

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      Day 1
      ARRIVE ROME (2 NIGHTS)
      Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City! Unwind or take a stroll through ancient streets and soak up the ambience. This evening, meet for a Welcome Reception with your fellow travellers and Travel Director.(Welcome Reception)

      Day 2
      ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME
      See the sights with your Local Guide. Visit the magnificent St. Peter’s Square, designed so the greatest number of people could see the Pope give his blessing. Explore the Basilica, one of the largest and most important religious sites on earth. On your way to Trastevere, see Tiburtina Island. Admire the Circus Maximus, the ancient site of chariot racing, set in a valley below the Aventine and Palatine Hills. Learn about gladiatorial combat and other public events that took place at the Colosseum on your guided visit. Spend the rest of the day as you choose. You might like to visit the ancient Catacombs along the old Appian Way.(Buffet Breakfast)

      Day 3
      ROME SIGHTSEEING – VENICE (2 NIGHTS)
      Experience a Unique Insight in the Vatican when you ascend the smooth and step-less spiral staircase designed by famous architect Donato Bramante. Visit the Sistine Chapel with your Local Guide and see Michelangelo’s frescoed ceiling, believed by many to be his crowning achievement. Admire the scenery as you drive north from Rome past the hilltop towns of Orte and Orvieto into Tuscany. See the Chianti vineyards and the extensive olive groves before crossing through the Apennine hills and eventually reaching the flat plains of the Veneto region and magical Venice.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

      Day 4
      VENICE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME
      Venice − Queen of the Adriatic − was a maritime power and staging post for the Holy Crusades, and played a significant part in the Renaissance. The history and culture of this unique city is revealed as you cruise by private launch to St. Mark’s Square. See the Byzantine Basilica, Bridge of Sighs and Doges’ Palace. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glass-blowing workshop on Giudecca island. Your afternoon is free to discover the delights of Venice or perhaps consider a seafood lunch at a local restaurant.(Buffet Breakfast)

      Day 5
      VENICE – VERONA – FLORENCE (2 NIGHTS)
      A leisurely drive brings you to Verona, the setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. See the impressive Roman arena, the third largest in Italy, and Juliet’s balcony, close to Piazza della Erbe. To the south, through the beautiful landscape of Tuscany lies Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. Explore Piazza della Signoria and see the Ponte Vecchio during your walking tour, with commentary from your Local Guide. See the multi-coloured Duomo, with a dome engineered by Brunelleschi, and see the Baptistery, with its towering bronze doors and relief sculptures. Tonight enjoy a Highlight Dinner in a local restaurant.(Buffet Breakfast / Highlight Dinner)

      Day 6
      FLORENCE – FREE TIME
      Plan your day’s sightseeing as you wish. There are endless things to see in this fascinating city including the Academy of Fine Arts featuring Michelangelo’s statue of David, and the world-famous Uffizi Gallery. Florence is also renowned for luxury leather goods and 18-carat gold jewellery. This afternoon, you have the opportunity to take an excursion to San Gimignano, whose tall medieval towers can be seen from miles around.(Buffet Breakfast)

      Day 7
      FLORENCE – MONTE CASSINO – SORRENTO (2 NIGHTS)
      Visit the Commonwealth Cemetery in Monte Cassino which lies below the famous Abbey that was the site of a fierce battle in May 1944. Continue south through the fertile Campania region to the Bay of Naples in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, and along the coast to Sorrento. Dine tonight at your hotel.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

      Day 8
      ISLE OF CAPRI EXCURSION AND FREE TIME
      Accompanied by a Local Guide, cross the Bay of Naples by ferry to the Isle of Capri, where Emperor Tiberius built a series of villas and governed the Roman Empire for the last ten years of his life. Spend the afternoon sightseeing or consider an excursion to Anacapri which features magnificent views. Later in Sorrento, visit an inlaid woodwork factory for a short demonstration on the production of this Local Speciality. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a memorable Be My Guest dinner of delicious local ingredients prepared by a local family on a lemon farm.(Buffet Breakfast / Be My Guest)

      Day 9
      SORRENTO – POMPEII – ROME
      Explore the excavations at Pompeii which was preserved by volcanic ash when Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. Your Local Guide gives a historical commentary of day-to-day life in the city on your Small Group Sightseeing tour. Your Italian odyssey ends in Rome where you enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and companions.(Buffet Breakfast / Farewell Dinner)

      Day 10
      DEPART ROME
      Say ‘arrivederci’ to Italy, your travelling companions and your Travel Director at the end of this memorable adventure. Airport transfers are available to Rome Fiumicino. Conditions apply.(Buffet Breakfast)

      Sightseeing Highlights
      Rome Explore the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City. Visit the Colosseum and see the Circus Maximus.
      Venice Cruise by private motor launch to St. Mark’s Square, the Byzantine Basilica and the Doge’s Palace.
      Verona See the Roman arena and Juliet’s balcony.
      Florence View Signoria Square, Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo and Baptistery. Admire panoramic views from Piazzale Michelangelo.
      Monte Cassino Visit the Commonwealth Cemetery.
      Isle of Capri Discover the Isle of Capri (weather permitting) on your included round-trip cruise.
      Sorrento Visit an inlaid wood factory.
      Pompeii Guided visit of the ancient excavations.
    • Some of the world's best beaches in some of the ultimate places to chill make this Thai Island Hopper trip a must. From busy Phuket, head to paradise on legendary Koh Phi Phi, before Krabi & its amazing scenery. Treat yourself to a relaxing Thai massage, visit ‘The Beach’ and soak up the sun from the white sandy shoreline or sea canoe in the beautiful clear waters. It’s your choice to relax, indulge or party until the sun comes up…
      Day 1
      Arrive Phuket
      Our tour begins on Phuket, Thailand’s largest island. Check-in to your hotel & relax poolside or head to the beach.
      Tonight, you’ll meet with your Tour Manager & fellow travel buddies before heading out into the bright lights & buzzing atmosphere that this town is known for. Get into holiday mode as you discover Patong at night. Known for its great party vibes & many bars, clubs & discos, there’s something for everyone. Maybe try Bangla Road & see why Thailand is famous for the phrase of 'mai pen rai, meaning 'don't worry, be happy'!
      Accommodations: Hotel

      Day 2
      Phuket
      After breakfast, head down to the beach & pick a spot on the sand that will be yours for the day! You could try out some of the water sports on offer here or swim in the beautiful clear waters.
      If you’re up for something different, you can check out the area at a different angle & explore the natural beauty of the coast in a sea canoe. A local guide will fill you in on the area as they take you through caves and along the dramatic coastlines. You could also take a trip to see an unusual limestone karst, Ko Tapu on Ao Phang Nga National Park, referred to as James Bond Island because it was made famous by a James Bond film.
      There are loads of other activities & sights here, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy. You could also see a different side of Phuket in Phuket Town; it’s known for its architecture & Chinese influences. You could visit the Jui Tui Shrine & ask the shrine’s oracle for advice. You can also get to the 45m (147ft) high Big Buddha that overlooks the island.
      There’s also your chance for something really different – a visit to the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project – an enterprise that is working to protect gibbons (small apes) & return them to the wild. The nearby Bangpae Waterfall is a great place to cool off in the afternoon as well.
      When you’re in Thailand, there’s no better way to get amongst the local lifestyle than through the range of delicious food. From Pad Thai, to mouthwatering yellow, green & red curries, there’s something to tempt your taste buds. So as the sun goes down, find a little local place & sit down with a beer & relax. You can take it up a notch later, there are loads of bars, shows & clubs to enjoy here, so ask your Tour Manager for some tips on where to head.
      Accommodations: Hotel
      Meals: Breakfast (2 days)

      Day 4
      Phuket to Koh Phi Phi
      This morning, maybe grab another delicious meal or fit in some last minute time in the sun before we depart on a ferry for one of Thailand’s most famous islands, Koh Phi Phi.
      On arrival, your Tour Manager will show you all the local sights, so you can get your bearings & get ready for some good times on the island. Made famous by the film ‘The Beach’ it’s a picturesque place with loads to enjoy.
      Chill out in the sun before a truly incredible experience – we’ll head up to the highest viewpoint on the island for some amazing views where we’ll watch a gorgeous sunset over the Andaman Sea. Later, you could enjoy a beer at a beachside bar or chill out with some locals & soak up the vibes.
      Accommodations: Hotel
      Meals: Breakfast (1) day, Dinner (1) day

      Day 5
      Koh Phi Phi
      With two free days, get into all that this fantastic place has to offer. From beaches to boats to food, it’s all here & ready to be explored.
      If relaxing on island time is what you’re after, find a section of Phi Phi’s beach, put down your towel & work on your tan. But there are loads of other things to see & do here. Maybe jump on a boat for a look at Maya Island before the tourists arrive.
      Today, there’s a cool optional activity for you to experience – a cruise around Phi Phi Island that takes in some of the island's hot spots. You’ll cruise to Maya Bay, home to “The Beach”, for a swim or a stroll on the sand at Monkey Beach, which is famed for its cute furry inhabitants & some snorkeling off Bamboo Islands reefs while looking for “Nemo”.
      If exploring the island’s nightlife is what you’re after, Phi Phi by night goes off! Try one of the beachside bars with fresh seafood, lie in a hammock & watch the amazing fire dancing right on the beach. Or, you could head to the local market to meet some locals & try some local specialties like Pad See Ew (long noodles fried in soy sauce with vegetables). And definitely get in some shopping for local souvenirs.
      Accommodations: Hotel
      Meals: Breakfast (2 days)

      Day 7
      Koh Phi Phi to Krabi (Ao Nang)
      Some free time in the morning before we farewell Koh Phi Phi. This afternoon it’s a change of pace as we take an afternoon ferry to Krabi. Nestled amongst limestone karts, Krabi offers some amazing scenery, friendly locals & cute small town feel. With it’s beautiful beaches & unspoiled islands, it’s now one of the most famous tourist destinations in Thailand.
      On arrival we’ll head to the well known beach of Ao Nang, a small beach town. Maybe head to the beach for a massage or take a walk through the town for a look at the local life here.
      Accommodations: Hotel
      Meals: Breakfast (1) day, Dinner (1) day

      Day 8
      Krabi (Ao Nang)
      Wake up to a day of good times in Krabi & take advantage of the many things to see & do here. If you are feeling active, you may want to visit the Tiger Cave temple. Though the tigers have long since left, this Buddhist temple provides some great photo opportunities – especially from the viewpoint at the top of 1237 steps!
      If it is a quiet beach that you are after, then jumping on a long-tail boat & making the journey to Rai Leh beach is where you want to go. Only accessible by boat, this small island, surrounded by dramatic rocky cliffs is the perfect place to relax. You could head to West Rai Lay Beach for a look at the town – take a walk along the short promenade lined with restaurants & shops & stop for a tasty lunch or a beer along the way.
      You could also go explore some of Krabi’s jungle at a different angle....on the back of an elephant at a nearby elephant camp.
      Accommodations: Hotel
      Meals: Breakfast (1) day

      Day 9
      Krabi (Ao Nang) to Phuket
      Our journey returns us to Phuket where our Thai Islands tour ends. You can choose to take a free transfer to Phuket airport or the Sawaddi Patong Resort where our tour started.
      Accommodations:
      Meals: Breakfast (1) day

      Phuket
      Spend time on Thailand's largest island
      Experience the bright lights & buzzing atmosphere
      Koh Phi Phi
      Orientation tour with your Tour Manager
      See the local sights
      Watch the sunset over Andaman Sea from the highest viewpoint on the island
      Krabi
      Ferry from Koh Phi Phi to Krabi
      Head to the well known beach of Ao Nang
      See the famous limestone karsts
    • Home to a population of some 19 million people, the sprawling, unfathomable city of Mumbai is one of the world's most extraordinary experiences. Flights to Mumbai from Jaipur, Udaipur or Delhi are at an additional cost * Supplement to join Mini Tour directly from Splendours of the Taj, Essence of India or Classical India with Nepal including flights and transfers from Jaipur * Supplement to join Mini Tour directly from Imperial Rajasthan including flights and transfers from Udaipur * Supplement to join Mini Tour directly from Imperial Treasures of India including flights and transfers from Delhi

      Fascinating Mumbai (2013/14)

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      • Includes
        All transfers
        2 nights accommodation in Mumbai
        Breakfast on each day
        Services of an English speaking professional local guide
        Sightseeing of Elephanta Island to visit the ancient cave temples.
      • The Gateway of India, Prince of Wales Museum, Jehangir Art Gallery and the Hanging Gardens.

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      Day 1
      Mubai
      On arrival, you are met and transferred to your hotel. This evening you are free to relax and enjoy the comforts and facilities of your deluxe hotel.

      Day 2
      Mumbai Sightseeing
      This morning after breakfast, enjoy the view of the city skyline on your cruise to Elephanta Island. Visit the complex of ancient cave temples listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The massive entrance hall, supported by large pillars, houses the Mahesamurti, an enormous three-faced statue of Shiva. This afternoon, embark on a sightseeing tour visiting the Gateway of India, commemorating the arrival of King George V and Queen Mary in 1911. Admire the collection of Indian painting and sculpture at the Prince of Wales Museum, visit Jehangir Art Gallery and see the meticulous Hanging Gardens on top of Malabar Hill.(Buffet Breakfast)

      Day 3
      Depart Mumbai
      Your magical Journey comes to an end with transfers to the International Airport for your flights home.(Buffet Breakfast)

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