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An APT Encounter At Your Doorstep


Whether you are looking to see the stunning sight of Glacier Bay (pictured above) in the Inside Passage, savouring local delicacies along the Rhone, kicking back with a rum sour in hand in Yangon or basking in the scenic beauty of the Kimberley’s there is one company that is able to get you there in style and comfort  – APT

On the 1st of July 2016, APT is holding their own extensive Expo here, in Nowra, at the Quest Hotel, and if you want to hear about one, two or all of the fantastic destinations they will be talking about all you need to do is register your attendance through My Travel Expert!

The following is the current schedule of sessions:

APT Travel Expo Invite Times

If you would like to register for a session please contact us at My Travel Expert and the Shoalhaven Solo Sisters on (02) 4421 5577 or

General Update From The Shoalhaven Solo Sisters


We have a few updates for everyone in regards to our group departures, as well as our classifieds where single travellers have requested we seek out companions for them for specific trips. To start with though let me announce that we have still got a few limited spaces on our 2015 Golfing Tour of New Zealand .. if you were looking to travel you can find details here but spaces are limited so if you want to go contact Julie now on (02) 4421 5577 to secure your Space

​Updated Group Departures Notices

Hong Kong Experience:  SOLD OUT!

We have come to a point where we have to close sales on this trip, it looks to be a fantastic departure and those signed up are incredibly excited – keep an eye on our website towards the end of September and we may post up a happy snap or two from the trip.

Hunter Valley Weekender:  CANCELLED!
We have sadly not made the numbers for our Hunter Getaway. To that end we are cancelling it – for those that have paid deposits we shall be in touch shortly to talk about refunds and alternatives.

Murray River Weekender:  From AU$777 Per Person Share Twin*
At this stage we are still short numbers to confirm this departure – if you have ever wanted to experience a traditional Paddle Steamer this is your chance. Let us know now if you want to come along!

Canada & Alaska: from AU$11,422.50 per person share twin before discounts, subject to Availability.*
We have just passed our 12 Month Early payment special. We do still have a few other special options available and for those booking in August we can still offer our AU$250 early deposit discount. For full payments in August to October we can offer an AU$200 per person early payment discount, or AU$100 per person for payments made between November and January. At this stage you can still have the per person share twin price discounted down to a price starting at AU$10,972.50 per person – so if you want to go this is the time to confirm.  New Flyer Available Here!

Spectacular Europe River Cruise: from AU$10,275 per person share twin before discounts, subject to availability.*
For those wanting to take advantage of the AU$400 per person early payment discount, then now is the time to book as this expires on 30 August.  We are also down to 1 cabin left in Category E – meaning once that goes any cabin price will  start in Category D, an extra AU$295 per person. New Flyer Available Here!

*Terms and Conditions Apply

​Updated Classified Notices

Wild West, Cowboys and Buffalos: Lady Seeking Travel Companion 2014/2015 Tour

We have a lady seeking a travel companion for a trip taking in the Wild West of the USA on a Trafalgar experiences programme! Experience a program filled with scenes of the Old West. Experience the natural wonders of Yellowstone National Park and get a taste of exciting ranch life at The Ranch at Ucross. Saddle up for a horseback ride and rub shoulders with true wranglers as you discover the unique wildlife of Bear County USA and the majesty of the iconic Mount Rushmore on this Wild West holiday. Please contact us for more details if this sounds like something of interest for you!

China 2015: Lady Seeking Travel Companion, May 2015

We have a lady that is travelling to China and doesn’t mind sharing – so if you would like to go and meet a room-mate before travelling this may be the option for you! 21 Days from Sydney to Sydney, visiting Shanghai, Beijing, Xian, the Yangtze River, Yuangshao, Guilin, Kunming and Lijiang. Covering the best highlights of China from the Great Wall and the Terracotta Warriors to the Three Gorges and the Stone Forest. A fantastic exploration of this destination. If you are interested in possibly doing this please do not hesitate to contact us!

European River Cruise: Lady Seeking Companion, September 2015

We have a lady joining our European Splendours Cruise who is looking to extend and do the Rhone from Paris to Nice taking in the highlights of Southern France including Beaune, Chalon-Sur-Saone, Tournus, Macon, Lyon, Vienne, Tournon, Vivers, Avignon and Arles enroute. The option is there to join for both cruises, or just on the Rhone. If you are interested please contact us for further details!

Red Hatters Cruise: Lady Seeking Companion, February 2015

For those that have been considering joining the Red Hatters Cruise to Moreton Island we do have a single Lady looking to travel with someone – so if you were wary of a single cabin cost this is your opportunity to save! Just contact us for more details!

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.

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!

Quick Update: Expo, Presale & Specials

Just a quick update on what is on and what is happening on the local scene for Shoalhaven Solo Sisters and My Travel Expert!!!


Travel Expo:  Come and Meet our Industry Partners – Limited time special offers

For those that haven’t seen the notice on facebook  or our other advertising media we are having a Travel Expo on the 27th of March, a number of suppliers including  Scenic and Evergreen –  who are handling our upcoming Alaska Cruise,  Princess Cruises –who we are sailing with to New Zealand,  Bench International, Peregrine, Intrepid, AAT Kings, Globus, Adventure World, APT, Captain Cook Cruises, Wendy Wu Tours, Qantas Holidays, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Insight Vacations, Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours, Driveway Holidays and Contiki.

They cover a range of destinations, travel types and can provide you with all sorts of information on everything to individual travel to group tours, from specialist touring to ocean cruising. Even better, we will have a number of limited time offers available for travel that will only be available to those who drop by the Expo.

So if you are interested in coming down and getting more information on any of our departures the expo is on this Thursday (27th March) at the Nowra Ex-Servicemans Club (157 Junction Street Nowra) and will be running from 5pm till 8 pm

Canada & Alaska and European River Cruise Tours Pre-Sale!

Those that keep up with the blog portion of this site will have seen the original notice of the Pre-sale for our Canada & Alaska Departure as well as our European River Cruise. Since that post went up we have actually had a price come in for Canada (which can now also be seen on the old post). As a reminder the pre-sale is the sale of the next years tours, at this years prices. This pre-sale will end as soon as Evergreen and Scenic  release their brochures that cover our travel period – which could be as soon as next week, or as far away as May. So if you want to secure a place at these fantastic prices let us know now!

Deluxe European River Cruise from AU$9145 per person share twin (September 2015) FOR FULL DETAILS CLICK HERE
Spectacular Rockies and Alaskan Cruise from AU$9895 per person share Twin (May 2015) FOR FULL DETAILS CLICK HERE

Hong Kong Discount Deal

Finally just a reminder that our AU$576 discount on our Hong Kong Shopping Tour ends next Monday (31 March) so if you were interested in going now is the time to get in and pay a deposit! For full details of the Hong Kong Tour please click here!

So that is a quick wrap! If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us!

Pre-Sale Offer: Canada & Alaska and European River Cruise Groups. Limited Time Availability


As many of you know we have 2 special departures coming up in 2015 that have been asked for since we were even in the pre-launch stage of the Shoalhaven Solo Sisters. A European River Cruise up the Danube and a Voyage in Canada taking in the Inside Passage and the Rocky Mountains. At this stage we are technically too far out to confirm group costs .. but after some lengthy talks and discussions we have come up with some fantastic “pre-sale offers”.


So what are the pre-sale offers? For a limited time we have access to an early offer cost, including fly free deals, and other inclusions. These deals are usually a bit better in price than an early-bird, and by booking and depositing whilst the Pre-sale fares are in, you can guarantee your place at those special rates rather than paying “full price”later on.

Deluxe European River Cruise from
AU$9145 per person share twin (September 2015)


Spectacular Rockies and Alaskan Cruise from
AU$9895 per person share Twin (May 2015)


Now the pre-sale is only available until the supplier releases their 2015 product , which is due to come out any time from the next two weeks until early may!

So if you want to visit these destinations NOW is the time to take advantage of these great rates – as we are not likely to see prices like these any time soon in the near future – so if you want to travel to these destinations, and want to take advantage of a spectacular office we suggest that you come via the office in the next two weeks and put down a deposit to secure your place on these departures!!!