Monday, 24 January 2011

Arctic Cruises - India Tour - South America - Tunisia - Bundaberg

See the Taj Mahal on a Tempo 8-day tour

John Crook

Unlock Arctic secrets

A 14-day adventure into the Russian Arctic is just one of the amazing experiences awaiting adventure seekers.  Aurora Expeditions offers Voyage to the End of the Earth, which is just one of several arctic itineraries.  Prices start from US$8,080 per person.  Conditions apply.  The  fully refurbished Akademik Shokalskiy provides accommodation for a maximum of 54 passengers.  The philosophy of Aurora Expeditions, an Australian-owned adventure company specialising in small group voyages to the Polar regions.   The voyages are staffed by a Russian crew, supported by premium expedition leaders, naturalists, historians and geologists.   For more information call (02) 9252 1033 or go visit the web site,

Staying in the history zones

Here's a chance to really soak up the rich history and culture of India.   An 8-day tour, priced from $1373, takes in  Delhi, Jaipur, Agra and more, - plenty to truly satisfy the adventurous amongst us.  Some of the highlights include a morning boat ride on the sacred Ganges in the holy city of Varanasi.    Of course there's a visit to the Taj Mahal.  Take an elephant or a jeep ride.  No two days are the same in this magical country.   Terms and conditions apply, so to get the facts telephone 1300 558 987 or go visit 

Got a spare 21 days ?

Find a gap in your diary and prepare yourself for one of the most exciting adventures around.  Priced from $10,995 per person twin share, the Very Best of South America awaits.  Departure date is November 6, 2011.   The itinerary has been prepared by the owner of APTouring, Geoff McGeary.  He also hosts the group  for the four days they are  in Buenos Aires.    Have a think about these highlights.  For instance, guests get to visit Rio, Santiago, Lima, Machu Piccu and Lake Titicaca, just to mention a few.  Included also is luxury accommodation, internal flights within South America, most meals, airport transfers and all gratuities for land touring and cruise staff.

Got the idea ?  Well, convert the interest into actually bookings.  Get the story by calling 1300 229 804.  Or, go visit Travel agents also have the facts.

Get the full itinerary first

Once you check the details of a surprise filled Tunisia, with all the highlights included, you will be tempted.  Ancient royal palaces, underground villas built by wealthy Romans, great mosques and a cliff village where streets are too narrow for two persons to pass. Welcome to Tunisia.   The fully-escorted tour which departs April 10, 2011  is priced from $6550 per person and that includes return air and taxes from Sydney,  19-nights twin share in first class and deluxe accommodation. Breakfasts and dinners daily and an English speaking guide throughout.   Call toll-free 1800 044 519 or visit

Bundaberg is in business

Whilst much of Queensland has suffered from the recent floods, it should be noted that tourist areas such as Bundaberg North Burnett are in business.  The majority of the main attractions are operating as per normal.   In most cases, no need to cancel bookings,- let's face it tourists are still visiting the region, the turtles at Mon Repos are still arriving to lay their eggs, whilst hatchlings are already returning back to the open ocean.  For a true report on the current picture, telephone  (07) 4153 8888 or visit

* Please note conditions may apply to these packages  and prices are subject to change and availability.  The information is provided as a guide only.  Check with your travel agent. 

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