Monthly Archives: December 2014
Have you ever wanted to explore Egypt? To walk the great Hypostyle Hall at Luxor (Image below), to sit back and enjoy High Tea at the Aswan Hotel where Agatha Christie wrote Death On The Nile, or spend some time browsing the shelves of the Great Library of Alexandria?
Then you are in luck, in January 2016, My Travel Expert and Shoalhaven Solo Sisters are running a group tour to Egypt that will take in the best of Cairo, Alexandria and the Nile. Our plan is to run a trip of between two and three weeks, including all transport, accommodation, sightseeing, entrance fees and much more.
We are not just doing what we want though, and encourage you to come in and join us on the evening of Wednesday the 14th of January 2015 to hear what we are planning and let us know what you would like included!
Wow, what a year ! The Solo Sisters have now been going for 14 months and the response from the community, members and even our travel colleagues has been absolutely fantastic! Better in fact than we could have hoped for, and while not every package we have offered have gotten off the ground enough have and those have all been well received and the feedback fantastic.
2014 has been an incredible year for us , and we have plans to see that 2015 and 2016 are even better!
We have a fantastic array of tours for 2015 which can be seen here on our website, and we have an incredible range of tours we are hoping to run in 2016 that we will be running tour workshops on throughout 2015 so you can have your say on what is included!
A number of people have asked us about receiving more regular updates, we try and keep our physical mail-outs to once every three months, and do our e-mail updates once a month, more regular updates can be obtained by registering at http://www.shoalhavensolosisters.com.au and you will receive our e-newsletter and blog updates, or by following us on Twitter, Google +, Facebook, Tumbler or Instagram
So Once again, Merry Christmas, thanks for a great year and we hope to see you in 2015!
We have had one of our 2015 departures on this site for a while now, but with deadlines for everything else, and last minute specials we haven’t had too much time to really talk about this trip much. But, as the blog post says we do have something with this tour now that will grab your attention*
The Golden West USA Tour we have departing in October 2014 retails for 5359 per person in share twin for an 18 day tour programme including flights, a price we believe is reasonable, if we didn’t we wouldn’t have used it for our solo sisters departures. We have though been speaking to our providers and have managed to make that price even better, and can offer you the tour package at a fantastic cost of AU$3403 per person in share twin .. that is a saving of AU$1955 per person!!
To take advantage of this special all you need to do is book before the end of January 2015, and pay in full before the end of February.
What though is going to be seen on this trip, where will be visited that will make you want to outlay this sort of money? The truth is that this trip sees the best of the west, with the major sights entrance fees included and plenty of time for you to get out and explore on your own the sights you may wish to see – be it Madam Tussauds in Las Vegas, the infamous Pier in Santas Monica or the shopping malls of Beverly Hills.
With the group we spend 16 day touring from Los Angeles to Los Angeles, taking in Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon, the bright lights of Las Vegas, the incredible natural scenery of Mammoth Lakes and Yosemite National Park, the iconic city of San Francisco and the beautiful coastal towns of California!
In the last twelve months we have had Kelly, Julie and Leonie all scout out some of the fantastic locations that this tour is going to and all three have had a ball encountering the “Golden West”, enjoying everything from the scenic flights over the Grand Canyon to testing their luck at the tables in Las Vegas.
You can review the tour in full here on our website – just click here – and you can see whats included, what is going to be seen and where is going to be visited.
So if you want to take advantage of this incredible offer and book aboard for just AU$3403 per person in share twin then give us a call today on (02) 4421 5577 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org !
* Yes, I am using the ‘grab’ wording as an excuse to use this fantastic photo of Leonie from Madam Tussauds visit
With only a few days left before the “Silly Season” is well and truly upon us I thought I should take a few moments to remind everyone about a few of the departures we are still seeking travellers for in 2015.
While new travellers are still welcome for the Canada & Alaska Tour and the European River Cruise we are hoping for more looking to join our Golden West Adventure next October, and our Thai Discovery Tour in November.
We also have two programmes we need more expressions of interest in so we can ensure that as we package them up we have the numbers to get them away!
Kangaroo Island: The first is a genuine taste of Australia, a journey just over a week long taking in the natural, cultural culinary and historical highlights of Kangaroo Island and Adelaide, combined with some time in the Barossa Valley and a trip aboard the Indian-Pacific. This trip will hopefully run in late September 2015, but we will need minimum numbers to run it. With several already interested now is the time to let us know that you would like to come! As you can see Leonie has recently been on site to scope out some of the highlights and believes it will be a fantastic trip!
Christmas Markets: With this years season of celebration upon us it is time to look ahead to think about what you will be doing next Christmas .. or more importantly just prior! We have a great programme we are hoping to get off the ground covering the best of Germany alongside the unique revelry that are the German Christmas Markets. A perfect chance to explore a taste of Christmas that is not usually seen within Australia.
So if you are intrigued by Kangaroo Island or the Christmas Markets or would like to join one of our other 2015 tours do not hesitate to let us know!
Otherwise if you would like to join us at one of our workshops to help us develop our 2016 Tours please just click on the appropriate link here at Shoalhavensolosisters.com.au
It is a truth that a large portion of our travellers are from the Shoalhaven Region, and for them, with fantastic beaches at almost every turn the question beckons .. why would I want to go on a cruise to a Tropical Island known for its beaches?
To that I say, that it is not about the destination but the voyage. Moreton Island is fantastic, its bush, beaches and activities are the sort of thing every Australian loves, but for someone from the South Coast its not exceptional. The voyage there and back though is, as we spend 5 days and 4 nights aboard the Pacific Jewel cruising from Sydney to Sydney. You will have the opportunity to experience what it means to take an Ocean Cruise – on board entertainment, full meal inclusions, the ability to relax in good company, or to avail yourself of one of the many activities.
For those that have never cruised before our departure on the 11th February is the perfect way to get that taste of Ocean Cruising, for those that have cruised it is a perfect way to sit back and enjoy an extended weekend in some fantastic company.
If you have been considering it then here is some great news, P&O have released some last minute specials – instant book and purchase – for those that may still be interested in sailing. Cabins are limited and subject to availability but you could join us for as little as AU$698 for an inside cabin , AU$758 for an outside Cabin or AU$1158 for a balcony (please note these are lead in prices and based on two travellers per cabin).
So if you want a taste of cruising, the chance to take a loved one away for Valentines Day, or are just interested in a short break in good company .. then call us today!
Shoalhaven Solo Sisters & My Travel Expert (02) 4421 5577
Seeking Expressions Of Interest: We are still hoping to settle a date for our tour to South Australia and Kangaroo Island, but we do need numbers – if you are interested in the area please let us know! We are also seeking starters for a introductory tour to Bangkok and of course our Christmas Markets tour. For more information on any of these please do not hesitate to contact us!
Classifieds: We have found a partner for the lady seeking a room-mate on Canada, if there is anyone still interested in Canada or our European River Cruise, we do still have a number of spaces available. We also have a lady travelling to China who is not averse to finding a travelling companion prior to going – if you have ever wanted to see the Great Wall, the Terracotta Warriors, the Yangtze or the Stone Forest then perhaps this is the opportunity for you. We also have a lady looking for a companion to join her in experiencing the Kimberleys either on tour or via cruise, so if you have always wanted to see the top end perhaps this is your chance!
2016 Tour Workshops: So far our workshops for our 2016 Tours (which are all being held in 2015) are starting to fill – the first one in January which will showcase our upcoming Egypt trip now has limited spaces available. Should you wish to sign up to any of our workshops please visit the My Travel Expert facebook page or register directly at Eventbrite!