Qube Travel Little Book of Incredible Journeys 18/19

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This year’s comprehensive guide contains every ‘element’ to make a truly unforgettable bucket list experience for your customers. As well as added value, with each and every tour packed with inclusions, this year we’re showcasing a host of new

about the different touring types we have on offer and join us yet again as we take you on your own exciting adventure with our Little Book of Incredible Journeys.

E S C O R T E D T O U R I N G This is a superb way to meet like-minded people safe in the knowledge that you are escorted every step of the way by a fully trained and knowledgeable guide; all you have to worry about is charging your camera. S M A L L G R O U P T O U R I N G A more intimate form of escorted touring, capping the group size often means you will get access to areas of attractions which you simply wouldn’t get elsewhere. I N D E P E N D E N T T O U R I N G For the more adventurous traveller who desires more flexibility over their itinerary, our dedicated tours team will use all their experience and knowledge, coupled with our close supplier relationships, to tailor-make a trip to meet specific requirements. B Y R A I L , R O A D O R B O A T The great railway journeys of the world will allow your customers to relax and enjoy the wildlife and breathtaking scenery of the country they are travelling through, our self drive itineraries will allow them to discover places in continents that few have visited or they can take a cruise and get a unique perspective of the world’s great waterways in style.

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Enjoy one of the greatest coastlines in the world, as you explore the East Coast of Australia from Sydney to Cairns. Explore the sights in Sydney, where you’ll spend time experiencing the city including Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. After a flight from Sydney to the Gold Coast, visit renowned Australia Zoo before spending time on Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island and pristine Hamilton Island. Your continued travel up the Queensland coast will include a visit to one of the most jaw dropping natural wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef where you’ll travel to an exclusive activity platform to spend the day exploring the abundance of wildlife before concluding your adventure in Cairns.

i n c l u d e s • 12 nights hotel accommodation • Services of an experienced Travelmarvel Tour Director and expert local guides • 12 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 7 dinners • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach • All sightseeing as per the itinerary including unique Insider Experiences • All overseas transfers and luggage porterage • Internal flight

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Operated by: Travelmarvel by APT Touring style: Escorted

B U C K E T L I S T Explore the world heritage listed Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island

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Great Southern Rail operates Australia’s great train journeys – The Ghan, The Ghan Expedition and the Indian Pacific allowing guests to immerse themselves in the vast beauty of Australia. Follow in the footsteps of famed explorers in comfort – choose between classic Gold Service and the modern luxury of Platinum Service, with all inclusive meal experiences. Whichever train journey you choose you will do more than just see the outback, you’ll savour it with fellow travellers, sharing stories and memories about Australia’s mesmerising landscapes brought to life on this iconic experience.

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Traversing this vast continent over four days and three nights (4352kms) and along the longest straight stretch of track in the world across the Nullarbor Plain, you will soon appreciate the vast beauty of Australia’s Outback. Whether you choose to travel from Sydney or Perth this epic journey provides unique inclusive Off Train Experiences that will enrich your Australian holiday. Travelling to Perth visit Broken Hill before choosing a wine experience in one of Adelaide’s famous wine regions or a foodies tour in the Adelaide Hills, onward to the isolated outpost of Cook and then Rawlinna for an under the stars outback experience. Heading towards Sydney then the first stop is Kalgoorlie before breakfast along the Nullarbor followed by visits to Cook, Adelaide and Broken Hill and arriving in Sydney.

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Dissecting this country from Adelaide in the south to Darwin in the north this famous train follows in the footsteps of the Afghan Cameleers after whom the train was named over 3 days and 2 nights. Steeped in history and Aboriginal culture along its journey, inclusive Off Train Experiences range from cruising on Nitmiluk Gorge near Katherine, touring around Alice Springs and star gazing in the middle of the outback at Manguri (southbound) or a sunrise experience in Marla (northbound). All guests on train enjoy regionally inspired cuisine in the dining cars and all inclusive beverages in the lounges, relaxing with new found friends.

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This seasonal service operates from Darwin to Adelaide from April through October in 2018 and from March 2019. An extended version of the The Ghan, travelling over 4 days and 3 nights, guests embrace more time off train immersing in the natural beauty of Australia’s outback. Highlights include cruising on Nitmiluk Gorge or an Outback Experience at Katherine, choice of three experiences in Alice Springs with lunch and a tour of Coober Pedy – the unique opal mining capital in South Australia. For those that have not visited the Red Centre before as well as a dinner under the stars in Alice Springs there is also the option to upgrade to a scenic flight to Uluru with ground tour inclusive of lunch overlooking the iconic landmark.

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Over 4 leisurely days glide across the 2979kms southbound from Darwin via Katherine, Alice Springs and Coober Pedy to Adelaide. All freshly prepared and regionally inspired meals are included in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant, while beverages are available as you soak up the atmosphere in the Outback Explorer Lounge. The only choice you need to make is your off train experience – in Katherine cruise Nitmiluk Gorge or visit an outback cattle station; in Alice Springs enjoy a discovery walk through Simpsons Gap, visit the Desert Park or take in the landmarks of Alice on the Explorer Tour; in Coober Pedy discover unique features of this fascinating Opal mining town where half of the residents live underground. Also included is an exclusive dinner under the southern stars in Alice Springs. Also you can choose to upgrade in Alice Springs to a scenic flight to Uluru including ground tour.

i n c l u d e s • 3 nights on board the Ghan Expedition in Gold Service

• All regionally inspired meals and beverages • All sightseeing and ‘Off Train Experiences’ • All transfers

2 ,129 p p

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Operated by: Great Southern Rail Touring style: Rail Journey

B U C K E T L I S T Explore the evocative red landscape of Australia’s Outback in style on the Ghan

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There’s no better way to appreciate the breadth of Australia than by crossing it from coast to coast - Sydney to Perth. Travel through the Blue Mountains, arriving in Broken Hill the following morning for a choice of tour options. After lunch, choose between wine tasting and dinner in one of South Australia’s famous wine regions, a foodies tour of the Adelaide Hills or time in Adelaide itself. This evening continue your journey overnight and stretch your legs the following day in the outback outpost of Cook, followed by an evening under the stars on the middle of the Nullarbor Plain at Rawlinna. Before arriving in Perth there is time to have that one last drink with new found friends in the Outback Explorer Lounge as well as savouring fine dining in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant.

i n c l u d e s • 3 nights’ on board the Indian Pacific in Gold Service • All regionally inspired meals and beverages • All sightseeing including ‘Off Train Experiences’ • All transfers

1 ,469 p p

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Operated by: Great Southern Rail Touring style: Rail Journey

B U C K E T L I S T Experience pure jackaroo country on an outpost on the Nullarbor Plain

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Trace the trail of John McDouall Stuart, as you travel by campervan from Adelaide to Darwin on the Explorers Highway. Discover the cellar doors and vine-lined-chateaus of the Barossa Valley and explore the Flinders Ranges. Stay underground in the opal Cooper Pedy and the outback town of Alice Springs, walk around Uluru with an Aboriginal guide and stand on the rim of Kings Caynon. Drive further north to world heritage listed Kakadu National Park and swim in the crystal clear pools of Litchfield National Park before the final leg to Darwin.

i n c l u d e s • 15 days Britz Hi-Top motorhome hire, pick up Adelaide and drop off Darwin

Operated by: Britz Touring style: Motorhome Self Drive f r o m £ 269 p p

B U C K E T L I S T Become part of movie folklore as you quench your thirst with a scooner at Daly’s Pub, made famous by Crocodile Dundee

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Why choose between Australia and New Zealand? Experience both on an extraordinary 22-day adventure with G-Adventures National Geographic Journeys. Discover iconic Sydney, fashionable Melbourne, and welcoming Auckland; stand in the presence of sacred Uluru; explore ancient rainforests; and get your fill of city life, mountainscapes, glaciers, cultural moments, deserts, hot springs, and photo ops.

i n c l u d e s • 20 nights hotel accommodation and 1 night on board cruise • Services of a Chief Experience Officer and local guides • 21 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners • Travel by mini bus, plane, train, boat and walking • All sightseeing • All transfers

5,999 p p

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Operated by: G Adventures Touring style: Small Group Journey

B U C K E T L I S T Spend time at the Tamaki Maori Village and spend time with a Maori Elder

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Feel the sun on your face and the breeze in your hair as you delight your senses on a journey from the Tropical North, to Central Australia’s spiritual heartland and on to spectacular Sydney. Experience ancient culture, uncover stunning scenery, indulge in gourmet produce and meet local characters whose warmth you’ll remember forever.

i n c l u d e s • 12 nights’ accommodation • Services of an experienced Tour Director and Driver Guide • 12 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 5 dinners with wine and 2 highlight dinners

• Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach • All transfers including internal flights

s a v e u p t o £ 5 6 5 p e r p e r s o n

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Operated by: AAT Kings Touring style: Small Group Journey

B U C K E T L I S T Watch the majestic sunset on the spiritual and iconic Uluru, as you enjoy a glass of sparkling wine

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From Auckland to Queenstown, taste your way through 3 significant wine regions on the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail, staying amongst the vines in 4 of the exclusive maui Winery Havens. Enjoy stunning scenery, beautiful forest parks and indulgent food experiences while navigating the Pacific Coast Highway on the North Island. Stay overnight at Mercury Bay Estate before visiting Hawke’s Bay and onwards to Hastings, where over 40 vineyards are nestled in the plains surrounding the town. On the South Island, journey alongside the Southern Alps en route to Cromwell, New Zealand’s fastest growing wine region before finishing your journey in scenic Queenstown.

i n c l u d e s • 11 day maui campervan hire, pick up Auckland, drop off Queenstown

Operated by: maui Touring style: Motorhome Self Drive f r o m £ 239 p p

B U C K E T L I S T Illuminate your trip with a visit to the other-worldly Waitomo Caves, bathed in light by millions of glow-worms

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i n c l u d e s • 20 nights’ accommodation • Services of an experienced Tour Driver Guide • 20 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 5 dinners • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach • Selected sightseeing • All transfers

5, 589 p p

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Operated by: Silver Fern Holidays Touring style: Small Group Journey

B U C K E T L I S T Explore Lake Pukaki, the bluest lake in New Zealand

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Venture into parts less travelled. Indulge in a little star-gazing before retiring to your private cabin for your overnight stay on Milford Sound. Journey out to Abel Tasman National Park and take a stroll along seemingly untouched golden beaches. Hear how the coastal city of Napier rebuilt in Art Deco style after the devastating earthquake of 1931.

i n c l u d e s • 20 nights’ accommodation • Services of an experienced Tour Director and Driver Guide • 20 breakfasts, 12 dinners and 2 highlight dinners • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach • Selected sightseeing • All transfers

s a v e u p t o £ 3 8 5 p e r p e r s o n

Operated by: AAT Kings Touring style: Escorted 3 ,469 p p

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B U C K E T L I S T Be exhilarated in Queenstown, the adventure and adrenalide capital of New Zealand

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Experience the romance of 4 rail journeys, the majesty of 5 scenic cruises including an overnight on Milford Sound and the luxury of coach travel. Visit all the ‘best of’ attractions of the North and South Islands including the stunning Bay of Islands, the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua, the ‘Coolest little Capital’ – Wellington, the rugged West Coast and picturesque Queenstown. Ride the famous train journeys at Glenbrook Vintage Railway, the Coastal Pacific, TranzAlpine, and the Silver Fern Seasider.

i n c l u d e s • Modern coach travel with 2 door access, restroom, reclining seats and panoramic windows • 17 nights 4 star hotel accommodation • 18 breakfasts, 1 picnic lunch, 2 morning teas, 11 dinners and 2 speciality dinners • Milford Sound Overnight Cruise • Professional Coach Captain and Tour Guide • Return airport transfers in New Zealand • 4 rail journeys and 5 cruises

u p g r a d e y o u r t o u r Upgrade your tour by travelling on the Ultimate Coach and experience ‘business class on wheels’. Travel in style and enjoy small group touring with a maximum of only 20 travellers complemented with a handpicked collection of 4.5 star hotel accommodation and a number of exclusive extras. Be treated as a VIP as you travel in comfort aboard your Grand Pacific Tours Ultimate Coach. Please enquire for pricing and further information.

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Operated by: Grand Pacific Tours Touring style: Signature Coach Tours

B U C K E T L I S T Spend the night on board the Milford Mariner as you cruise the length of UNESCO World Heritage Milford Sound

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Explore Tassie by sea and by land on this captivating combination tour. Begin with a 7-night Tasmania expedition cruise - a rare adventure into the wilderness, showcasing the rugged coastal beauty and World Heritage Listed National Parks of Australia’s island state, in the intimate comfort of refurbished Coral Explorer. Next, you’ll drive through the lands you’ve seen from the sea as you meander through Tassie’s unique landscape and discover its rich maritime past. i n c l u d e s • 7 nights on board Coral Expeditions small ship, including all meals on board (beers and wines available with lunches and dinners) • 9 nights hotel accommodation, including 7 breakfasts • 9 days car hire, pick up and drop off Hobart • Selected sightseeing

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B U C K E T L I S T Take a walk along the famous Tahune Airwal taking in the spectacular views of Picton and the peaks beyond

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Scenic picture windows on luxurious coaches and iconic rail journeys are your gateway to the profoundly inspiring New Zealand landscape. From the serene beaches and bays of the North Island to the imposing and picture perfect Southern Alps and UNESCO World Heritage Milford Sound. Your coach travel will be accompanied by several unique rail experiences such as the Picton Coastal Railway and the Glenbrook Vintage Railway, followed by the world renowned TranzAlpine train.

i n c l u d e s • 15 nights’ accommodation including an overnight Cruise • Services of an experienced Tour Director expert local guides • 15 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 10 dinners • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach and 4 rail journeys • All overseas transfers and luggage porterage • All sightseeing including Freedom of Choice Touring & Dining

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Operated by: APT Touring style: Escorted 5,449 p p

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B U C K E T L I S T Keep an eye out for New Zealand Fur Seals and Fiordland Crested Penguins

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Buckle up for an American road trip you’ll never forget, following in the footsteps of literary trailblazers and tracing the famed Route 66 from Chicago to the City of Angels. Discover bygone towns and contrasting landscapes across middle America. From the world’s tallest arch to high living in a desert oasis, tune in to the wild and welcoming spirit of The Main Street of America. Book before the 28th February 2018 and receive a 10% early booking discount.

i n c l u d e s • 14 nights accommodation • Services of an experienced Tour Guide • 14 breakfasts and 5 dinners • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach • Selected sightseeing and transfers

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Operated by: Trafalgar Touring style: Escorted 3 ,039 p p

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B U C K E T L I S T Stay at the Palmer House, A grand Chicago icon hailing back to 1873

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Weave your way through New England’s picturesque scenery as you travel from the historic port city of Boston and take to the Freedom Trail through New England. You’ll encounter a vast array of landscapes on this journey as you visit the Green Mountains and White Mountains, meander alongside the impressive Connecticut River and spend time in the idyllic coastal towns of Newport and Cape Cod.

i n c l u d e s • 14 nights’ accommodation • 15 days car hire, pick up and drop off Boston

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Operated by: Creative Travel Touring style: Self Drive

B U C K E T L I S T Wake early to catch the sunrise at the top of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park

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A comprehensive exploration of the American West visits awesome natural wonders and stays at rustic lodges amid dazzling panoramas that no camera could ever quite capture. This sojourn provides an ideal pace, combining short jaunts and single overnight stays with longer, comfortable journeys and two-night stops. Altitude and level of activity are suitable for the reasonably fit traveller.

i n c l u d e s • 9 nights’ accommodation • Services of an experienced Tour Director • 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach • Selected sightseeing • All transfers

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Operated by: Insight Vacations Touring style: Escorted

B U C K E T L I S T An authentic cookout and highlight lunch amid the majestic buttes and mesas of Monument Valley

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Treat your senses with this comprehensive adventure through the Deep South as you indulge in the sights, tastes, and sounds of the most influential music hubs in America, from the swinging sounds of New Orleans’ jazz notes, the soulful rhythm of Memphis’s blues scene and through to the ballads of Nashville’s country music harmonies.

i n c l u d e s • 11 nights accommodation • Services of an experienced Tour Guide • Travel by air-conditioned coach • Selected sightseeing • All transfers

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B U C K E T L I S T Taking the optional visit Graceland, Elvis Presley’s beloved mansion

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i n c l u d e s • 8 nights’ accommodation • 1 night on board Amtrak in a Superliner Roomette • All rail travel between destinations • Selected sightseeing • Airport transfers

Operated by: T2 Packages - Amtrak Touring style: Rail Journey f r o m £ 879 p p

B U C K E T L I S T Following the stunning Pacific Ocean coastline by Amtrak train, taking in the most scenic coastal views in the US

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Experience two of Canada’s most astounding and diverse landscapes that showcase both the expansive and lush parks of the Rockies and the remote and untamed wilderness of the Yukon. Travelling from the foothills of the mountains in Alberta, prepare to be spellbound by the magnificent valleys and glaciers around Banff and Jasper.

i n c l u d e s • 11 nights accommodation • 2 days on board Rocky Mountaineer • Various meals • Selected sightseeing • All transfers

Operated by: Jonview Touring style: Independent 3 , 339 p p

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B U C K E T L I S T See the Rockies from the comfort of a Rocky Mountaineer train and catch a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis

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Recharge on this seaside escape, with striking ocean vistas, colourful harbours and intriguing insights into the history of Canada’s Eastern Maritime Provinces. This magical maritime journey takes its inspiration from the sea. Starting in Saint John, it sets a mild and comfortable pace with scenery filled days, two relaxing two-night stays (Charlottetown and Halifax) and a relaxing ferry ride to Prince Edward Island.

i n c l u d e s • 11 nights accommodation

• Services of an experienced Tour Director • 11 breakfasts, 7 dinners and 2 lunches • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach • Selected sightseeing • All transfers

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Operated by: Insight Vacations Touring style: Escorted

B U C K E T L I S T Attend a cultural evening of traditional local music and song at the Celtic Evening of Smiles

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Experience the unforgettable... and prepare to be truly moved.

Your Rocky Mountaineer experience begins as soon as you arrive at the station where you’ll be greeted by a sea of smiling faces and get to meet your fellow adventurers and future friends! Luxurious seats and spectacular scenic windows await onboard to take in the mesmerizing landscapes throughout the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Sample hand-selected local wines and beers from throughout British Columbia which accompany gourmet cuisine as ‘Luxury meets Wilderness’ with Rocky Mountaineer’s service levels. Choose between GoldLeaf Service which has unparalleled panoramic views from your seat in the upper-level of the custom-designed, bi-level glass-dome coach, or the breathtaking single level dome on SilverLeaf Service offering uninterrupted picture-perfect vistas of Canada’s most stunning landscapes. Stay & Play Offer: Receive added value credit of up to £380* per couple on qualifying 2018 packages of 8+ days and £250* per couple on qualifying 2018 packages of 4-7 days! Call today for details. Book by 2 March 2018.

B U C K E T L I S T Ride an Ice Explorer onto the Athabasca Glacier with Rocky Mountaineer’s Icefields Parkway Tour!

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Blend breathtaking adventure with plenty of time to relax and take in the Canadian Rockies. Be whisked away in luxury to beautiful Jasper, Lake Louise, and Banff. Enjoy a tour of Jasper National Park, the Banff Gondola, and an unforgettable helicopter tour over the dazzling blue glaciers on this fully immersive rail journey.

i n c l u d e s • 7 nights hotel accommodation • 2 days onboard Rocky Mountaineer’s all-inclusive SilverLeaf Service • Exceptional cuisine, including 2 gourmet breakfasts, 2 delectable lunches, and snacks onboard the train • Awe-inspiring activities, including a Panoramic Helicopter Flightseeing tour over the Rockies and an Ice Explorer ride to the middle of a glacier

2 ,089 p p

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Operated by: Rocky Mountaineer Touring style: Rail Journey

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Discover the eclectic charm of North America’s East Coast by rail and see as you make your way from Toronto to New England for a Holland America cruise. Enjoy spectacular views of Lake Ontario and Toronto from the CN Tower, explore the UNESCO World Heritage city of Quebec as you travel between some of Canada’s most stunnig cities by rail. Cruise down the iconic St Lawrence river and enjoy the charming coastal towns of New England from the ocean side as you cruise by.

i n c l u d e s • 7 nights’ hotel accommodation • 7 nights cruise on board Holland America Line mid-size cruise • One way VIA Rail economy travel between Toronto, Ottawa & Montreal • Various meals • Selected sightseeing

Operated by: Jonview Touring style: Rail Journey 2 , 539 p p

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B U C K E T L I S T Cruising through the St. Lawrence River and the rugged coastlines of Atlantic Canada and Maine

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Cruise between four of Hawaii’s most beautiful Islands Moloka’i, Lana’i, Maui, and Hawaii, the Big Island and discover intimate views of these idyllic tropical paradises that can only be seen by sea. Learn about the history and wildlife on small group explorations led by local experts and participate in a range of adventure activities such as kayaking, snorkelling and paddle-boarding as you undertake a true Hawaiian way of life with UnCruise Adventures.

i n c l u d e s • 7 days on board boutique yacht Safari Explorer • All meals and beverages including premium spirits, wines and beers • All excursions • All transfers

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Operated by: UnCruise Touring style: Expedition Cruise

B U C K E T L I S T Escape to an underwater world of wonder by night snorkelling with Giant Pacific Manta Rays

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A journey of spellbinding experiences, this trip across South America’s most influential and intoxicating countries with Trafalgar will delight and enthral at every turn. Take in the icons of Peru, Brazil and Argentina - three of South America’s most popular, diverse and colourful countries whose landscapes and heritage will all be revealed on this expedition into their capitals, cultures and communities. Book before the 28th February 2018 and receive a 10% early booking discount

i n c l u d e s • 14 nights accommodation

• Services of an experienced Tour Guide • 14 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 7 dinners • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach • Selected sightseeing • All transfers

Operated by: Costsaver Touring style: Escorted 2 , 799 p p

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B U C K E T L I S T Visit Iguassu Falls and step out onto catwalks along the world’s widest cascading waterfalls

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Natural wonders sit hand-in-hand with some of Peru’s finest hotels on this sumptuous sojourn across this engrossing country. Be transported back in time to the age of the Incan empire as you marvel at Machu Picchu and you wander through the Sacred Valley. Travel aboard Latin America’s only luxury sleeper train from Cuzco to Arequipa and gaze into one of the world’s deepest canyons – the Colca Canyon on this timeless adventure.

i n c l u d e s • 8 nights premium hotel accommodation • 2 nights on board Belmond Andean Explorer train

• 11 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 3 dinners • Services of an English speaking guide • All transfers including internal flights

Operated by: Condor Touring style: Independent Luxury Tour f r o m £ 4 ,129 p p

B U C K E T L I S T See the spectacular sight of Machu Picchu and travel in pure luxury across the Andes on the Belmond Andean Explorer train

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Combine the history of Ecuador’s colonial capital Quito and some of the country’s infamous landmarks with an expedition extravaganza in one of the most astonishing natural habitats on the planet, the Galapagos archipelago. Travel along the magnificent Avenue of the Volcanoes and journey on the famed Devil’s Nose train before a once in a lifetime exploration of the staggering Galapagos Islands.

i n c l u d e s • 10 nights’ accommodation • 10 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 7 dinners • Services of expert local guides • All excursions on board Santa Cruz II expedition vessel • All transfers including internal flights

Operated by: Metropolitian Touring style: Independent 5,699 p p

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B U C K E T L I S T Swimming with sea lions and penguins in the rich waters off the Galapagos Islands

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Prolong your stay in Ecuador with a truly unique stay at the Eco-friendly Mashpi Lodge. A modern monolith of recycled steel, tropical wood and glass hidden in cloud forest in Ecuador’s Andean foothills, this hotel is yet another transfixing wildlife experience within South America. Built in a sustainable style on land wrested from loggers, its minimalist decor draws the eye to The-Land-Before-Time-esque views. While you’re trekking, sampling local delicacies or butterfly & hummingbird-spotting, bio-boffins in the hotel’s research centre safeguard the rainforest’s residents making it a truly rewarding experience.

i n c l u d e s • 2 nights at Mashpi Lodge • All meals • Selected sightseeing • All transfers

Operated by: Metropolitian Touring style: Independent 1 , 229 p p

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B U C K E T L I S T Experiencing nature close up and with expert guides at a National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World

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Explore Patagonia on an adventurous journeys between Buenose Aires and Santiago, taking in Cape Horn, mountainous glaciers and Torres Del Paine to name but a few. Travel through some of the planet’s most remote places and incredible scenery as you embark on a voyage of discovery in the wild beauty of Patagonia that includes an Australis cruise. This combination of vibrant cities and the pristine landscapes, rich wildlife and fascinating human history along the edge of the world makes for a truly incredible journey.

i n c l u d e s • 7 nights’ accommodation • 4 nights on board Australis Venta or Stella Australis all inclusive • 11 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 4 dinners • Services of expert local guides • Selected sightseeing • All transfers including internal flights

s a v e u p t o £ 1 5 0 p e r p e r s o n

3 , 849 p p

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Operated by: Australis Touring style: Expedition Cruise

B U C K E T L I S T Travel to the ‘end of the earth’ and see magnificent glaciers such as the mighty Pia Glacier

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8 D A Y C O S T A R I C A V O L C A N O & B E A C H D I S C O V E R Y Stunning beaches and an imposing volcano form the backdrop to this short tour of one of Central America’s most compelling countries. Begin in the Spanish influenced San Jose with a short stay before making your way to the picture-perfect Arenal volcano, nestled proudly beside Lake Arenal. Finish your Costa Rican rendezvous with a stay at the tropical region of Tamarindo with it’s golden sands and abundance of wildlife, it’s the perfect end to a journey of truly contrasting landscapes.

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i n c l u d e s • 7 nights accommodation • 7 breakfasts • Services of English speaking guides • Selected sightseeing • All transfers

679 p p

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Operated by: Travel Excellence Touring style: Independent

B U C K E T L I S T Feel the power of the Arenal volcano as you relax in the surrounding hot springs

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Take a journey through the beautiful lands of Brazil and take in the significant highlights dotted throughout the land. Bask in the vibrancy and culture of Rio de Janeiro with trips to Corcovado and explore the city by night. See the awe-inspiring and inspiring views from the breathtaking Iguassu Falls – deep in the heart of the rainforest and bordering Argentina & Brazil. Finish this tour with a trip to Manaus, the gateway to the true Amazon rainforest for a wilderness experience like no other and a stay in a rainforest eco-lodge.

i n c l u d e s • 9 nights’ accomodation

• Services of an English speaking guide • 9 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners • Selected sightseeing • All transfers

Operated by: Blumar Touring style: Independent 1 ,699 p p

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B U C K E T L I S T Seeing the Christ Redeemer statue atop Corcovado Mountain towering over Rio de Janeiro

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This tour combines the ‘must do’ activities for someone visiting India for the first time, with a spectacular tour through the Himalayas. Take in India’s most famous sites of interest as you visit stunning Agra Fort in all its glory and marvel at the magnificent Taj Mahal before heading for an excursion through some of the most picturesque mountainscapes in Asia as you journey through the foothills of the Himalayas.

i n c l u d e s • 10 nights accommodation • 10 breakfasts and 2 lunches • Services of an English speaking guide • Travel by air-conditioned vehicle • Selected sightseeing • All transfers

Operated by: Cox & Kings Touring style: Independent 1 ,039 p p

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B U C K E T L I S T Experience The Golden Temple of Amritsar, one of the most sublime temples in India and the holiest site in the Sikh religion

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Pair up two of Asia’s most incredible adventures with a highlights tour of North India plus a cruise on the mighty Ganges River – in one extraordinary experience. Over 16 days this unique National Geographic Journey with G-Adventures’ takes in the lively rush of Delhi, the tranquility of the Taj Mahal, the character of rural villages, and the pure serenity of sailing the river from temple to palace. From land to sea, immerse yourself in India and all its glory.

i n c l u d e s • 8 nights’ hotel accommodation • 7 nights on board a riverboat • 15 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 8 dinners • Services of a Chief Experience Officer and local guides • Selected sightseeing • All transfers

2 ,489 p p

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Operated by: G Adventures Touring style: Small Group Journey

B U C K E T L I S T Explore the remote, idyllic villages and ancient temples on your cruise of the lower Ganges

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This 14-day combo trip brings together the best of Sri Lanka’s cultural highlights and the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sail the islands of the Maldives aboard a traditional dhoni boat. Experience a safari in Udawalawe National Park, discover cultural treasures of Negombo and Kandy, and then spend an entire week sailing from one tiny and perfect atoll island to another, snorkelling in crystal-clear waters and stretching out on blazing white-sand beaches.

i n c l u d e s • 7 nights accommodation • 6 nights on board a traditional dhoni boat • Services of a Chief Experience Officer and local guides • 12 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 6 dinners • Selected sightseeing • All transfers

1 ,699 p p

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Operated by: G Adventures Touring style: Small Group Journey

B U C K E T L I S T Discover the white sandy beaches and snorkel the crystal clear waters of the Maldives Atolls from a traditional Dhoni boat

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Lie back on the coast, cool down in the highlands and weave through the streets of the buzzing capital. Taste melt-in-the mouth desserts, cook seafood straight out of the hands of a fisherman, uncover fiery curries and spend time with welcoming locals keen to share the mysteries of Sri Lankan cuisine. There’s also time to explore the rich culture of Sri Lanka’s elaborate temples, ancient fortresses and wildlife-filled countryside. This is truly an adventure for the senses.

i n c l u d e s • 11 nights’ accommodation

• Services of an experienced Tour Director • 10 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 3 dinners • Travel by private air-conditioned vehicle • Selected sightseeing • All transfers

1 , 399 p p

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Operated by: Intrepid Touring style: Small Group Journey

B U C K E T L I S T Learn to cook like a local with a small group of like minded foodies and experience the exciting flavours of Sri Lanka

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The culture of the Berbers in northern Africa dates back as many as 5,000 years. Discover their enduring legacy on this 15-day National Geographic Journey into Morocco’s rich cultural heritage. Explore the souks and streets of Marrakech and Fez; spend a night in a comfortable tented camp in the Sahara; enjoy dinner with a traditional Berber family; and unwind amid the coastal beauty of Essaouira. Throughout this magical ride, open your eyes to each dazzling place – and earn a new point of view.

i n c l u d e s • 14 nights accommodation including 1 night in a desert camp • Services of a Chief Experience Officer and local guides • 14 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 4 dinners • Selected sightseeing • All transfers

1 ,939 p p

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Operated by: G Adventures Touring style: Small Group Journey

B U C K E T L I S T Experience Berber hospitality under the stars in the stunning dune wilderness of the Sahara Desert

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A true African odyssey, this spectacular wildlife encounter takes you through one of the world’s most Iconic wilderness reserves – the Masai Mara, where you’ll have the chance to spot the ‘Big 5’ Take pictures that will be the envy of your friends in Amboselli National Park as elephants and giraffe walk gracefully by with the backdrop of breathtaking Mount Kilimanjaro. As you make your way to the Mombasa Coast, look out for the often disgruntled water dwelling inhabitants of Mzima Springs in Tsavo National Park such as African Crocodile and hippo.

i n c l u d e s • 7 nights accommodation

• Services of an experienced Tour Guide • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners • Travel by air-conditioned vehicle • Selected sightseeing • All transfers

Operated by: Alpha Travel Touring style: Escorted 1 ,659 p p

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B U C K E T L I S T Experience the wonder of the annual wildebeest migration passing through the Masai Mara from July to September

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Experience the delights of South Africa on a 16 day tour that shows this beautiful country in its true splendour. Blyde River Canyon and God’s Window provide unbelievable photo opportunities, giving you time to sharpen your camera skills before visiting the Kruger National Park which is home to the ‘Big 5’. Journey through cultural Swaziland and the beautiful greenery of the Garden Route before a stay in cosmopolitan Cape Town.

i n c l u d e s • 15 nights accommodation

• Services of an experienced Tour Guide • 13 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 7 dinners • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach • Selected sightseeing • All transfers, including internal flights

Operated by: Illios Travel Touring style: Escorted 2 ,699 p p

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B U C K E T L I S T Experience the magnificent coastline and food and wine of South Africa’s stunning Garden Route

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Start in Pretoria and wind your way to the coast of Namibia, a country of compelling beauty, abundant sunshine and seemingly endless space. First stop is Kimberley for a visit to the Big Hole and diamond mine museum village before continuing on to Upington for a walking tour and wine tasting. After crossing the border, visit the Fish River Canyon, followed by tours of historical Lüderitz, Kolmanskop and Keetmanshoop.  Overnight at Sossusvlei lodge, surrounded by the dramatic dunes of the Namib-Naukluft Park. The train then leaves the vast stillness of the Kalahari Desert for a city tour of Windhoek. And the Etosha National Park before ending the journey with a visit to the quaint seaside town of Swakopmund before arriving at Walvis Bay.

i n c l u d e s • 11 nights’ accommodation • 12 days on board Shongololo Express • 11 breakfasts and 11 dinners • Excursions with a qualified Tour Guide • All transfers

Operated by: Shongololo Touring style: Rail Journey 3 ,489 p p

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B U C K E T L I S T Explore the Namib-Naukluft , one of the oldest deserts on earth with its towering dunes and dramatic canyons

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Lemurs, wild landscapes, village culture, beaches – Madagascar might be an island but there’s nothing small about it. For those who like to get remote, this isolated island is packed with wildlife, landscapes and people you’ll find nowhere else. (And everybody loves lemurs!) You’ll get to embrace local life and still have time to relax at the beach. Best of all, there’s always a local Chief Experience Officer there to lead the way and provide a link to the unusual and extraordinary.

i n c l u d e s • 13 nights accommodation • Services of a Chief Experience Officer and local guides • 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner • Selected sightseeing • All transfers

1 , 549 p p

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Operated by: G Adventures Touring style: Small Group Journey

B U C K E T L I S T Discovering the unique flora and fauna of Madagascar including the inimitable lemur

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Uncover the truly hidden gems of Thailand on this independent tour combining some of the country’s most unique small boutique hotels with some carefully selected excursions and experiences. Discover Bangkok by night by tuk tuk as well as feeding & bathing elephants at an ethical elephant camp either side of a stay at the stunning Float House River Kwai, a magnificent waterside retreat affording completely panoramic views of this iconic river.

i n c l u d e s • 9 nights accommodation

• Services of English speaking guides • 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 2 dinners • Selected sightseeing • All transfers

1 , 779 p p

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Operated by: Destination Asia Touring style: Independent

B U C K E T L I S T Visit the award winning Elephant Nature Park, providing sanctuary and rescue for these gentle giants

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We believe Borneo is for lovers. (Lovers of wildlife and adventure, that is!) You’ll traverse caves, trek through Gunung Mulu National Park, and search for orangutans and bats. In between all of that excitement, you’ll also have time to enjoy local fare, picnic in the rainforest, cruise the Melinau River, and spend a free day on the tropical island of Pulau Tiga, where you can snorkel, kayak, or simply kick back and catch some rays. Action and relaxation: The two ingredients for the perfect adventure.

i n c l u d e s • 12 nights’ accommodation • Services of a Chief Experience Officer and local guides • 11 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 5 dinners • Selected sightseeing • All transfers

1 , 519 p p

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Operated by: G Adventures Touring style: Small Group Journey

B U C K E T L I S T Trek the wild jungles of Borneo and learn about one of the most biologically diverse habitats in the world

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There are few places on earth where vast vibrant cities are juxtaposed with breathtaking island retreats and remote jungle landscapes. Indonesia offers history, culture and some of the most secluded and beautiful beaches in Asia. Visit UNESCO World Heritage temple, Borobudur, watch the sunrise over imposing Mt Bromo and wander through the food markets of Bali with a knowledgable guide. Finish your tour of Indonesia snorkelling the coral reefs of Komodo National Park, but watch out for the dragons!

i n c l u d e s • 12 nights accommodation

• Services of local English speaking guides • 12 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 4 dinners • Selected sightseeing • All transfers

2 , 789 p p

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Operated by: Destination Asia Touring style: Independent

B U C K E T L I S T View Mount Bromo at sunrise, one of the most stunning atmospheric sites in Asia

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