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Seeking Canada & Solo Specials

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Seeking Canada Solo

First off I would like to let everyone know that we have a single lady seeking a travelling companion for My Canadian Experience in May 2018, this is a fantastic voyage travelling with Scenic on Holland America, the Rocky Mountaineer and Brewsters around Western Canada, staying at the incredible Fairmont Properties and taking in some of the world most breathtaking vistas from Banff & Lake Louise to Juneo, Skagway and Victoria.

IF you are a single lady and would like to join this departure, and would be interested in possibly matching up with our other single traveller, please let us know and we can put you in touch with each other to test the waters for compatibility!

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Russian Cruise Solo Special – 2018

We have a fantastic Solo Offer for an 11 August 2018 Solo Cruise from Saint Petersburg to Moscow, thanks to our friends at the Russian Travel Centre. Save from AU$1480 on the single cost and get away from AU$2692 on a Main Deck Outside Cabin for sole use.

Visits: St Petersburg * Mandrogi * Kizhi * Yaroslavl * Uglich * Moscow Includes: * Cruise on a popular 3-star river cruise vessel – MS Shashkov  * Accommodation in outside cabin with private facilities and large picture window * Sole Use of twin cabin  * All meals – buffet breakfast, full service lunch and dinner * Captain’s Welcome Cocktail Reception and Gala Farewell Dinner * Full sightseeing program in each port of call and onboard entertainment * Port taxes

For more details please give us a call on (02) 4421 5577

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Scenic River Cruise Discounts

Our friends at Scenic currently have a 50% off special for limited River Cruises across Europe in 2018 – both down the Danube as well as the French Rivers. Whether you want to take in Bordeaux, the Christmas Markets or the highlights of places like Bamburg, Vienna, Budapest and Prague there may be an opportunity for you. If you are interested in doing a cruise, and looking to travel solo, then give us a call to discuss what options may be open for you on this limited special.

My Travel Expert & The Shoalhaven Solo Sisters
(02) 4421 5577 or nowra@mytravelexperts.com.au

Canada Presale Ends! Book Now Save 7%

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Whether travelling on your own or in pairs, there is nothing like a Scenic Tour to explore the wondrous scenery of Canada. At the moment with My Canada Experience, you can book aboard one of their premier journeys that includes transfers to and from the South Coast with a night in Sydney so you don’t have an early morning when heading out. This tour will also be escorted from the South Coast and will visit the highlights of Vancouver and Victoria, of the Rocky Mountains and the Inside Passage.

Right now this tour is available to book on pre-sale which is coming to an end on the 31st May,  for the price and itinerary Click Here! So if you wanted to join us on this luxury trip through Canada, staying in Castles, talking with Mounties then NOW is the time to sign aboard, as prices for bookings made after the 31st May are due to rise up to 7% or more.

For More details or to book aboard Contact Us Now!

Or call us on (02 4421 5577

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Oh Canada! Film Night Invite

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In 2018 in conjunction with Scenic Tours, we are running a fantastic trip to Canada that will start with a coach pick up from here in Nowra, an overnight at the Rydges Sydney Airport (or similar) so we are not up too early for a 10am departure flight to Vancouver.

Once in Canada we will see the sights of Vancouver and Victoria before heading off through the Rocky Mountains to discover Banff, Lake Louise and more before returning to the coast to take a cruise along the inside passage where we will encounter incredible natural sights, and unique towns like Ketchikan where we can experience the home of the First Nation, or Skagway where we can see the early colonial frontier.

On the 11th May 2018 we are hosting an evening at our office with the always entertaining Cathy from Scenic and would like to invite you to come down and see exactly what it is that we have planned for 2018!

When: 5:30 pm, 11th May 2017
Where: My Travel Expert
RSVP: ASAP

Let us know now if you want to come, simply email us at nowra@mytravelexpert.com.au or call us on (02) 4421 5577!

Hassle Free Travel @ My Travel Expo

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Whether it is a trip through the heartland of America, the medieval cities of Europe, the ancient cities of South America or the lands of the Maharajah, a lot of people find the thought of how to connect one location with the next, and what to do in those locations exhausting. How to I get from Paris to Cologne? Will I have to wait in a long queue at the Taj Mahal? How many places can I reasonably see in Washington in a day?

Sometimes, when you are ready to experience a location – be in a new country, or part of your own, what you really want is to sit back and relax, enjoy the sights and sounds and let someone else worry about how you get between places, or what you are doing for breakfast. Which is where group touring is a fantastic way to experience locations around the world!

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There are large group tour operators who offer a number of destinations across the world – their inclusions range for the all inclusive luxury style packages of APT, Scenic and Insight Vacations, to the good quality programmes of AAT Kings, Travelmarvel, Globus, Wendy Wu Tours and Trafalgar that cover what you want to see but may not include as many meals or drinks.

For the more budget conscious or those who enjoy a bit of adventure, but like the security of having someone there to look after your problems there are slew of operators running everything from small to large groups like Cosmos or Peregrine, or smaller groups and more intimate experiences with companies like G-Adventures or Intrepid.

Then you have your dedicated small group tour operators that use good quality accommodation, and tie off the ability to see fantastic sights with an intimate touring experience, or a unique focus on the touring, such as is available through operators like Back-Roads Touring, the Africa Safari Co, or National Geographic Journeys by G-Adventures.

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Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Americas. Small groups, adventurous travel, luxury travel, large groups, short tours and longer voyages. There is a group tour out there for everyone, whether its the desire to hike around the Inca Trail or relax in Luxury as you cruise the Danube, there are group programmes available for every style of traveller – and no better way to let someone else worry about the little things while you enjoy the opportunity to explore, visit and make new connections.

So if exploring the world in good company sounds like something you are interested in then now is the time to come and speak with the wide range of group travel experts that will for one night only be accessible at ..

My Travel Expo.
4pm til 7pm, 22 September 2016,
@ Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemans Club Worrigree.

Call (02) 4421 5577 for more information

Register Here For Quick Entry!

Journey By Rail @ My Travel Expo

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From the days or the original Orient Express, travelling the world by Rail has been seen as a luxury and ultimate travel experience, and whilst the glamour of rail journeys may have faded a bit there is still an incredible array of rail journeys out there for the traveller to enjoy, from the luxury journeys of the Palace on Wheels or Rovos Rail to the incredible vistas offered by journeys like the Copper Canyon Run in Mexico or the Rocky Mountaineer in Canada.

With partners like Sundowners Overland, Scenic, APT, Adventureworld, the Africa Safari Co, South America Tourism Office, Sunlover Holidays, AAT Kings, Globus and others, we can offer Rail journeys from around the world to tempt you!

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Perhaps the most famous of the Rail Journeys at the moment are those that take a few days, covering several destinations, usually in some of the most scenic places on earth, rail journeys like the ..

The Ghan and the Indian Pacific, are Australia’s two premier rail journeys crossing the country south to north, and east to west respectively, these trains provide a comfortable way to visit and experience the vast reaches of Australia’s Outback and the Red Centre.

Trans- Siberian and Trans-Mongolian, starting from Vladivostok, Beijing or Ulaanbaatar , this is perhaps one of the worlds most renown voyages travelling from the pacific coast all the way through to Moscow and Saint Petersburg. Travelling via places like Yekaterinburg and Lake Baikal the sights available as you transit the Siberian Tundra is absolutely incredible!

The Rocky Mountaineer, is perhaps one of the worlds most famous rail journeys covering the mountainous peaks of Rocky Mountains it is a must inclusion for those that love the sweeping vistas and the possibility of wildlife sightseeing. Available as a one way trip from Vancouver to Banff or as a return journey this is one way to see the mighty Rocky Mountains in comfort.

Rovos Rail and the Blue Train, are synonymous with the world Luxury, and a journey aboard either of these trains hearkens back to the days of true luxury rail voyages. An incredible way to get not only a taste of Rail Heritage but a look at some of the more incredible places in Southern Africa, Rovos Rail and the Blue Train are experiences to be savoured.

“El Chepe” the Copper Canyon train, is a fantastic way to explore the Grand Canyon of Latin America, with travel by rail and accommodation at some of the most incredible natural sights in Mexico. With cliff side hotels, local cultural visits, historic sites and natural wonders, this programme is a truly incredible voyage.

These are just a few of the multi night rail journeys available with dozens more available such as, The Devils Snout,  covering the Volcanic Regions and Mountains of Ecuador. The Royal Scotsman covering the Scottish Highlands. The Oriental Express, from Singapore to Bangkok. The Royal Rajasthan, and several other trains, that cover the land of the Maharajahs – Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. The classic Orient Express running between Venice and London, and so , so many more across the world.

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Rail Journeys are not limited to just multi-day voyages with some of the worlds award winning trains being trips that take much shorter runs – overnight, a day a few hours. These shorter range journeys are usually that highlight either scenic locations, or are a fantastic way to use a overnight trip to get you between locations such as the Glacier Express in Switzerland,  the varying trains that run from Cuzco to Machu Picchu, the Kuranda Scenic Railway in Cairns, the Carson-Wagonlit experience of an overnight train from Aswan to Cairo of the Victoria Trains between Hanoi and Sapa, plus dozens of others world over.

With partners like Sundowners Overland, Scenic, APT, Adventureworld, the Africa Safari Co, South America Tourism Office, Sunlover Holidays, AAT Kings and Globus we can help you embark on nearly any rail journey across the world, and if you are a lover of locomotive travel then now is your chance to speak with the experts at ..

My Travel Expo.
4pm til 7pm, 22 September 2016,
@ Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemans Club Worrigree.

Call (02) 4421 5577 for more information

Register Here For Quick Entry!

A European Evening In Nowra

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From the crumbling castles of the British Isles, to the romantic vineyards of France, from the sun blasted hills of a Santorini street, to the crisp mountain air of the Norwegian Fjords, Europe has an incredibly vast array of sights and sounds to attract the visitor, with many travelling there again, and again and again.

Whether it is a short visit combining city stays and touring in places like London and Rome, taking a river cruise down the Danube or Douro, hopping on a coach tour of the Baltic and Former Russian States, embarking on a self drive holiday of the UK,  or enjoying a cruise around the Mediterranean or Adriatic, Europe seems to call us again and again.

This August 4th, we are hosting a catered evening (so it is essential you RSVP if you wish to attend) to allow six specialists tell you how you can experience Europe in all in splendour. With film presentations and lively talks they will cover everything from cruising the waterways and oceans of Europe, to coach touring, city stays and self drive holidays.

Take this chance to meet the Experts from Trafalgar Tours, Insight Vacations, Princess Cruises, Qantas Holidays, Scenic and APT as they share their love for everything Europe at the Worrigee Ex-Servicemans Sports Club from 5pm on the 4th August.

All you need to do to reserve your space is click here and fill out a registration – places are limited, so make sure you secure yours today!

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Exhibitor Intro: Scenic

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Whilst we were enjoying the thrill of our win the other week at the CLIA Awards, we were not the only ones that were enjoying the limelight.  One of the others honoured was Glen Moroney, the founder of Scenic – one of the Luxury Cruise and Tour companies we have exhibiting at My Cruise Expo on the 17th March 2016.

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Scenic started life in 1986 as an Australian Touring company and grew to include tours in New Zealand, South Africa and more, and in 2008 it launched its first all-inclusive European River Cruise. These days Scenic operate over 500 tours annually visiting up to 66 counties across the globe, and they are one of our most highly recommended partners for all-inclusive and luxury travel.

All Scenic tours are All-Inclusive, and will cover everything from your day to day touring, accommodation in Luxury Hotels and Cruises, all of your meals, all drinks whilst aboard their vessels, optional touring, butler services, and more.

Scenic operate Luxury River Cruises in Europe down the Danube, Rhine, Rhone, Moselle, Seine, Volga and most recently to Duoro in Portugal. In Asia Scenic can take you cruising the Irrawaddy, the Yangtze and the Mekong, and in the Americas can take you down the Mississippi and the Mekong.

If you want to branch out a bit and encounter the oceans in combination with some touring Scenic also offers cruises that brave the wilds of the Galapagos Islands, the ice of the Inside Passage, the historical sights of the Black Sea or the clash of cultures in the Caribbean.

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Like any great company though Scenic is not content to rest on its laurels and has recently commissioned a brand new Luxury Expedition Ship that will explore all corners of earth oceans from the Mediterranean to the Antarctic.

The Scenic Eclipse, a luxury discovery Yacht will be decked out with suites, the finest dining, some of the most revolutionary engineering to provide as smooth a sailing as possible, combined with fantastic day tours and discovery expeditions to some of the most incredible ports and locations around the globe!

Coming in 2018 the Scenic Eclipse looks set to revolutionise the way we see and experience small ship and expedition cruising!

So if a luxury break with everything included sounds good, or you want to sign up on one of the inaugural Eclipse Cruises then  come and see the Expert at  at My Cruise Expo, on the 17th March 2017 at Worrigee Ex-Serviceman’s Sports Club from 5pm till 8pm!

Register Your Attendance Today!

 

My Film Night – 9th September 2015

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Travel in Luxury, it is not out of your reach! If you want an all inclusive trip, with secure departures, filled with friendly and like minded travellers out to see unique and exotic destinations, they we have the perfect options for you with a pair of companies who have a broad range of touring options and usually have a great selection of exclusive inclusions and fantastic booking discounts for those ready to plan ahead …

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My Travel Expert will be hosting an informational evening at our offices on the 9th September with a guest speaker down to talk with us about the amazing product range of Scenic and Evergreen Tours. From the majestic Rocky Mountaineer in Canada to the Incan Ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru, from Crusing the Danube in Europe to Crusing the Chobe in Africa, these companies cover the globe and have a fantastic array of unique product, exclusive inclusions on their well paced and suitably priced tours.

We believe in their product so much that we are running our Mississippi, Mekong and South American Group departures with them, so that we know, that no matter our number, our travellers will be getting the best service, the destinations that will leave them in awe, and the product that will leave them not just satisfied with their trip buy looking for more!

So why not join us and discover the world with Scenic and Evergreen Tours, 9th September 2015 at 28a Kinghorne Street, from 5:30 for a 6pm start! Just click on the green button link below!

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March Travel Expo Deals

Good Morning Friends,

Wow, what a turn out for the Travel Expo last night, a fantastic evening. We do have a number of specials that are available only for the next 7 days or so for those that attended (or wanted to but were prevented by inclement weather) and I will run down those specials in a moment, full details are available on contacting our office for all of them.

Before I do that though just a brief update on the Pre-sale and Discount offers on our Tours please note that:

  • European River Cruise, if you book and pay the $250 per person deposit today (28th March) you will still get the Pre-sale price. From Saturday Morning the price jumps by AU$1130 per person in share twin
  • The Canada and Alaska pre-sale is still ongoing but we do advise that anyone interested make a deposit payment and book in as soon as they can to avoid trying to do so at the last minute when the end of the pre-sale is announced
  • We are extending our discount on the Hong Kong Shopping Tour (AU$576) for another two weeks until April 21, so if you want to book in on this tour we recommend doing so soon.

 

Now, for all our Travel Expo deals please review the list below this following image ..

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TRAVEL EXPO DEALS

We have a number of specials available from our recent Travel Expo for those that attended, and those that wished to but were unable due to inclement weather. These are for limited duration and applicable mostly until the 3rd April, special terms and conditions apply for each and full details can be given by the staff at My Travel Expert.

Scenic Tours

Save $500 per couple,on 2014 European River Cruises and Tours, Russia River Cruises and Tours, France River Cruises and Tours, Canada, Alaska, USA, Africa, South America Tours and 2015 Antarctica Tours

Save $300 per couple, on any 2014 China and Jordan Tours, and any 2014/2015 Burma, Cambodia, India, Japan, Laos and Vietnam Tours

Save $200 per couple, on any 2014 Western Australia, Northern Territory, Tasmania & New Zealand Tours over 11 days duration.

APT Tours

Save AU$400 per couple,  on any APT or Travelmarvel Tour or Cruise of 7 days or More.

Globus

Save AU$100 per couple,on any 2014 Globus or Cosmos Tour, Monograms Independent City Stay or 2014 Avalon Waterways European River Cruise.

Insight Vacations:

Save up to AU$200 per couple,on any tour of 14 days of less departing in 2014 from any Insight Brochure

Save AU$400 per couple, on any tour of 14 days or over departing in 2014 from any Insight Brochure.

Azamara Club Cruises

Select from 85 voyages in 2014-15 and choose 1 of these 3 offers:

  •          Choice 1: US$1,000 onboard credit per stateroom
  •          Choice 2: AU$1,000 Air Credit per couple
  •          Choice 3: Free Upgrade, Interior to Oceanview or Oceanview to Verandah

Captain Cook Cruise

Save 25% on Selected Departure Dates

4 Night Outback Heritage Cruise, Outside Cabin from AU$1069.25 per person

Normally AU$1645 per person. Departing Monday 1630 from Mannum, South Australia, disembarking  Friday 0900

Selected Dates: 14 April 2014, 05 May 2014, 12 May 2014, 19 May 2014, 26 May 2014

Includes: All meals, An exciting selection of shore-side tours, guided nature walks and eco-excursions, onboard presentations, use of Spa & Sauna & Gym, Captain’s Dinner & Cocktail Party, Live Entertainment, 24 hour self-service tea and coffee bar, complimentary scenic coach transfers in Adelaide or car parking in Mannum.

Celebrity Cruises:

Book and Oceanview Stateroom or above on one of our ex-Australia voyages and receive one of the following four amazing perks:

  •          Free Classic Beverage Package for Two
  •          Up to US$300 onboard Credit
  •          Free Gratuities for two
  •          Up to AU$600 Air Savings

Princess Cruises

Receive a 50% reduced deposit and bonus onboard credit for bookings made on any Princess Cruise before 03 April.

AAT Kings:

Limited time Early Bird Specials for New Zealand bookings paid in full by the 28th April 2014 including the Best of New Zealand, New Zealand Vista, Northern Discovery and Southern Spotlight

Bench International

5% off Holidays to South Africa,as featured in the Bench International 2014 Africa Brochure for Travel between March and October 2014.

Essentially South Africa,16 Days from AU$1945 per person share twin, for departures 18 May, 15 Jun , 13 July and 17 August. Full details available from My Travel Expert

Contiki

Save up to AU$100 per booking, on any bookings made with Contiki for Europe, Asia, Latin America, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Driveaway Holidays

Save 10%, on any bookings made by the 3rd April

Intrepid

Save 10% on the Intrepid Group Tours including:

  •          Vietnam Express Northbound, was AU$937 per person, now AU$844
  •          Best of Morocco, was AU$1046 per person, now AU$942
  •          Sacred Land Of The Incas, was AU42695, now AU$2426

For all brochure departures until 30 November 2014.

Peregrine

Save 10%on any Peregrine tour by booking and paying a deposit by 4 April

 

For Further information contact:

My Travel Expert
129-131 Junction Street, Nowra, NSW 2541  Telephone: 02 4421 5577 e-mail: nowra@mytravelexpert.com.au