Monthly Archives: May 2014

Shoalhaven Solo Sisters, Super Special Savings


Canada & Alaska, Departing 16th May 2015

Standard Tour Price: AU$10,295 per person share twin, excluding Flights.

Book and Deposit by the 3rd October 2014 and receive an AU$250 per person discount on the standard price
Pay in full by the 16th July and receive a further AU$300 per person discount

That means you could possibly reduce your trip cost to AU$9745 plus airfare, and to make that even better for a limited time we have an airfare special where partners fly free, thereby literally reducing air costs by 50% per traveller!

European River Cruise, 5th September 2015

Standard Tour Price AU$10,275 per person, including flights*

Book and Deposit by the 29th August and receive an AU$250 per person discount on the standard price
Pay in full by the 31st August and receive a further AU$400 per person discount

This means if you book now this journey cost to AU$9625 per traveller! *Please note that at this stage Evergreen includes flights in this package as part of an earlybird costing and reserves the rights to ammend or change costs based on flight availability and tax changes



Please note all prices are subject to availability and terms and conditions as applicable to the departures involved.

Quick Post – Thanks & Offers


The Staff from Shoalhaven Solo Sisters and My Travel Expert would like to thank those ladies who came out and joined us at the “Ladies Day Out” Race day on the 25th, it was a great day and we all hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as we did. Our Congratulations again to Margaret and Kelly for placing in the Best In Field competitions. For those that were not there you can get a taste of what happened over in our gallery!

Now on for some great news ..

Hong Kong

Our sale price of AU$3393 has ended, if you haven’t already booked or spoken with us about the trip though there is some good news – we can still have some spaces, but the price may rage up to our non-discounted price of AU$3969 per person in twin or more, based on individual rather than group airfare prices. So if you want to come to Hong Kong to shop, get a taste of China, visit the national parks, or get a taste of Disneyland even, then the time to book is now while decent priced airfares are still available.

Shoalhaven Solo Sisters Six-Month Shennanigens!

It also came tour our notice today that the Shoalhaven Solo Sisters has now been operating and matching ladies up for six months, while not a huge milestone we take whatever chance we can to enjoy ourselves, and with the half a dozen events we have run, the fantastic tours we have gotten away and with a fantastic growing membership of ladies, we believe that we have more than enough reason to celebrate. So you don’t feel left out of our celebratory mood we will be offering a 50% reduced deposit on all bookings for our Hunter Valley Wine Weekend or our Murray River Weekender for the next month, so if you book a place between now and the end of June we will only want AU$100 per person to secure your spot.

So our thanks for joining us at the races, and for making the last 6 months an enjoyable ride .. it is a great start.



Update: Race Day, P&O, Hong Kong, Canada & Indulgence



Just a quick update on a few Upcoming Events and Group Departures

SSS Race Day: Join us at Shoalhaven Turf Club for a fantastic day at the races, it is a fantastic opportunity to mix and mingle with other Solo Sisters and our staff. A perfect chance to meet up with some of those who may be amenable to travelling with you. If you want to come please let us know before the 23rd May at the latest as we only have limited tickets for giveaway!

P&O Walkaround: We have an extremely limited number of spaces left on our 12 June P&O Ship inspection. At $55 for the day including lunch, transport from Nowra and the Ship Inspection it’s a great value for a fantastic day out. If you would like to come call us on 02 4421 5577 immediately.

Hong Kong Experience: At AU$3393.00 per person our upcoming Hong Tour is a fantastic offer, although billeted as a Shopping Tour the tour is not just for shoppers and most of the shopping is during our non-scheduled time. So if you want to see Hong Kong for any reason this is a great chance to do so.  This trips sales period ends though on 31 May, so get in now if you would like to join

Canada & Alaska: Our presale on the May 2015 Canada and Alaska Group has sadly closed – those lucky to have booked will be hearing from us soon. Departing 16 May 2015 we still have space available at AU$10,295 per person share twin. We also have a partners fly free special available at the moment so it is a great idea to look at booking now while seats are available. Please feel free to check out our programme HERE!

Relax, Rewind, Revive:  We recently promoted an upcoming indulgence trip we are running in 2015. This trips is all about truly relaxing. Enjoy a laugh on a comedy cruise, knock back a few samples as we visit some of the best wineries near Auckland, and relax to a great massage in Rotorua. Well we now have the full itinerary up and available here! This programme will run on a minimum of 10 travellers and a maximum of 16, so if you are interested in going you should put your name down now!

Relax, Rewind, Revive with Shoalhaven Solo Sisters


Everyone needs from time to time a chance to kick back, unwind and relieve themselves of the stresses of day to day lives. Sometimes though this doesn’t happen when one stays at home – things crop up and you end up spending your downtime being so busy you don’t end up feeling relaxed by the time you are due to head back to the grind.

To that end we have a fantastic trip guaranteed to relax and revive. A dash of humour starts off our little getaway as we depart on a four day comedy cruise from Sydney to Auckland.  We follow this up with some pure indulgence in New Zealand itself, first sampling some of the famed New Zealand Wines, then taking off to Rotorua for a Traditional Maori Cultural experience and a fantastic spa package at Hells Gate – Massage, facial, thermal walk, mud soak and spa.

Comedy, Wine and Spa –  What more is needed to truly relax!

So if you want to pamper yourself, a friend, or a partner, if you want to truly relax and rewind

2 – 11 April 2015, Sydney-Sydney
From AU$3441 Per Person Share Twin

Includes: 4 Night P&O Comedy Cruise, 2 Nights in Auckland, 3 Nights in Rotorua, Full Board On Cruise and 10 Meals in New Zealand, Transfers in New Zealand, 2 Full Day Tours, Rotorua Spa Day, Return Airfares , Prepayable Taxes and surcharges 

* Based on Inside Cabins & dependant on Availability. For Options including Outside or Balcony CabinsSingle Supplement please ask us



Canada & Alaska Pre-sale Ending (16 May)


Our Canada & Alaska Group Departure with Evergreen is now coming to a close on its “pre-sale”, which means if you want to save yourself a small bundle then now is the time to book before prices rise!

Expressions Of Interest: Christmas Markets

One of the best things about travelling, is the experiences it allows you to have, especially when those experiences are not something we have easy access to on a daily basis close to home. This December (probably the 5th) we are looking at heading to Europe to experience something we don’t have here in Australia – a white winter, and the German Christmas Markets.




Ever since the 1300’s there has been some form of Christmas Markets in Germany especially in the areas around Rothenburg ob de Tauber, Wurzenburg and Bamburg. What this tour we are proposing will do will allow you to travel to Europe, see some of the highlights of Germany’s historical sights at a unique time of year, combined with a long running event that is even today still a unique experience. The Historic wooden and cobbled towns will be dusted with snow, adorned with decorations and lit up late into the night so one can explore the culinary delights of Germany, sample fine German wines, and enjoy the Christmas Markets. A fantastic opportunity for the shopper or those who enjoy experiencing unique cultural events.


For the shopper though you will have the unique opportunity to uncover traditionally made toys alongside their contemporary counterparts, you will find stalls of hand crafted and intricately detailed Christmas decorations, as well as a number of stalls, booths and shop fronts that will selling wonderful sweets, foods and drinks .. some of which are only regularly made during this of the year, and in some cases by tradition only consumed on certain dates!


A perfect winter getaway mixed with a magical taste of Christmas. For those that are considering coming along on this experience you will have the opportunity of getting first class service from your local tour manager plus the tour escort who will journey ex-Sydney (with minimum numbers). You will have the unique experience of attending an evening choral concert at the Benedictine Abbey in Amorbach. You will visit the medieval town of Rothunburg ob de Tauber, as well as Wertheim with its Glass Museum, Miltenburg with is Half Timbered Houses, and more. Then there is the whole Christmas Market experience as you visit a number of markets including Nurembergs fames “Christkindlemarkt”, Wurzburgs Christmas Markets and Kathe Wolfhart’s World Famouse Christmas Village Shop.


Expected land Itinerary:

Day One: Arrive in Frankfurt

Meet and greet at Frankfurt Airport with the specialist tour manager and a transfer to the deluxe coach to start the tour. Drive to Rothenburg ob der Tauber; a beautiful small town with medieval buildings and cobbled streets. Time at leisure to explore the town, take a horse and carriage ride or walk the restored city walls. Dinner in a local ‘gasthaus’ and an overnight stay at the hotel.

Day Two: The Shopping Begins 

Today the serious business starts with a visit to the Käthe Wohlfahrt’s world famous Christmas village shop.  A true cavern of delight full of decorations. In the afternoon and evening watch the Christmas decoration lights come on, the market stalls come to life and take time to browse the market and take in the sights and aromas. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day Three: Wertheim/Miltenburg/Amorbach 

Today travel to Wertheim to visit the glass museum and watch demonstrations of the production and design from the traditional to the modern. Continue to Miltenburg, with its half timbered houses, for a short stop to indulge in the local biscuits and coffee. Onto to Amorbach for an evening choral concert in its Benedictine abbey, accompanied by its famous baroque organ. Return to Rothenburg ob der Tauber for an overnight stay.

Day Four: Wuerzburg Christmas Market 

Morning at leisure to explore and shop or just relax and take in the atmosphere. Afternoon excursion to the Wuerzburg Christmas Market; one of the most atmospheric in Germany held against the historical backdrop of the Gothic St. Mary’s Chapel and the ‘Falkenhaus’ Rococco mansion.  A delightful selection of Christmas goods are on offer here at the beautifully decorated wooden booths. The town hall’s historical courtyard also hosts an artists’ Christmas market. Return in the early evening to Rothenburg ob der Tauber for an overnight stay.

Day Five: Bamberg 

The morning free to explore and shop, or just relax and take in the atmosphere. An afternoon excursion to Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage site, including visits to the town hall and cathedral.  Experience Bamberg’s charming Christmas Market steeped in tradition. Explore the nativity scenes and over 50 market stalls offering Christmas decorations, ornaments and sweet delicacies from around the region. Return in the early evening to Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

Day Six: Nuremburg 

Travel to Nuremberg to take a city tour starting with the Toy Museum, which has displays covering toys from antiquity to the present day. Then a more traditional visit to the Church of St Sebald, which has been on the site since 1070 and a place of pilgrimage for many to the grave of the holy Sebaldus. Then down to some serious shopping with a visit to Nuremberg’s main market square (Hauptmarkt): In the heart of the old quarter is the setting for the annual ceremony at which the ‘Christkindl’ or Christ Child opens Nuremberg’s ‘Christkindlesmarkt’, the most famous Christmas market in the world. Every year over two million visitors soak up the medieval atmosphere and romance of this miniature town of Christmas stalls. Delight in the delicious aromas of gingerbread, cinnamon, Nuremberg ‘bratwurst’, roasted almonds and ‘glühwein’. Younger visitors can enjoy the ‘Kinderweihnacht’  or children’s Christmas where a magnificent, traditional carousel comes complete with an upper tier, reindeer figures and Santa’s sleigh. Return in the evening happy, full and contented to Rothenburg ob der Tauber for an overnight stay at the hotel.

Day Seven: Depart for Home

Last minute shopping and the last chance to savour a sweet pastry or glass of ‘gluhwein’, before heading back to Frankfurt airport for the return flight home.


At this stage we would need a minimum of 10 travellers to get this tour away, and we would restrict the tour group size to 16, we prefer to keep our groups smaller as not only is it more intimate, but it allows greater access to guides and tour escorts, and allows us to add in the occasional unexpected surprise. So if you think that perhaps you would like to see some of Europe”s most incredible towns, at a time of year when the weather is unlike that experienced in Australia and when one of the worlds most unique regional experiences is available? Then Contact us now to let us know you are interested in coming!

Just call (02) 4421 5577 or e-mail


P&O Walkaround , 12th June 2014- Limited Space


Coral Princess Specials for Solo Travellers




A lot of the specials that we offer with the Shoalhaven Solo Sisters are to get solo travellers to match up, and while with this package this can still be the case,  the real special here is that on limited departures we can offer Single Travellers the chance to travel at the same cost at share twin – no Single Supplement! If you want more information just contact us!


Hunter Valley Weekender – 7th to 9th November

Hunter Valley Weekend  Black

SSS Race Day Invitation – May 2014

A lot of those registered with us on our mailing lists have received this already, but we are aware that there are a number of followers who are not on the direct mail list – and we do not wish you to miss out! We are holding a social event this month, and while places are limited we would like to invite you to attend and get a chance to mingle with some of our other Solo Travellers.



If You wish to Join, Just let us know!