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Trafalgar

Operating since 1947, Trafalgar offers a wide range of holidays to over 2 million travellers worldwide and many return year after year. Every expertly designed travel experience includes transportation, via deluxe motor coach, rail or cruise ship, first class hotel accommodation, daily sightseeing and most meals. With more than 230 trips to worldwide destinations, including Europe, North & Central, South America, and Asia, Trafalgar continues to offer new ways to travel every year.

No one has been able to come close to establishing anything like Trafalgar’s network of local characters; from chefs and artisans to historians, farmers and even taxi drivers. You’ll eat with them, drink with them; listen to their stories. You’ll find they’ll open up your understanding of your destination in ways you never imagined.

Trafalgar offers more destinations and more types of holiday than any other guided travel operator. You’ll find there’s a range of travel styles to suit you, and there’s always an element of free time and flexibility built-in.

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Insight Vacations

Insight Vacations, Europe’s premier escorted tour operator, provides premium guided coach tours throughout Britain, Ireland, Europe, Scandinavia the Eastern Mediterranean and North America. ‘The Art of Touring in Style’ lies at the very heart of Insight philosophy. Insight’s carefully chosen unique features and impeccable service standards enable us to deliver exceptional quality, unequalled value, unforgettable memories and personal freedom at levels currently unrivalled elsewhere in the industry.

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Uniworld

Award-winning Uniworld—the world’s ONLY authentic boutique cruise line™—offers itineraries in spectacular destinations throughout Europe, Russia, and Asia. The company’s European fleet features luxurious ships with an average capacity of 130 guests, the highest staff-to-guest ratio in the river cruise industry, enticing shore excursions, world-class gourmet cuisine, impeccable hospitality, and numerous other all-inclusive benefits. In partnership with its sister company, Red Carnation Hotels, Uniworld takes pride in its long-lasting relationships with guests, for whom there is “No request too large, no detail too small.” Uniworld employs a professionally trained, dedicated, English-speaking staff, so guests never have to worry about communication

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APT

APT is the APT Group’s flagship company which offer a great choice of touring styles including ocean and river cruising, coach travel, rail travel, 4WD adventures, air safaris and short breaks. The discerning travellers who choose APT do so for the unparalleled holiday experience, and for the security inherent in travelling with the region’s leading tour operator.

APT is a family-owned company since its auspicious conception in the 1920’s, it had its beginnings when Bill McGeary built a bus body on a tray truck after a tram strike affected the city of Melbourne. Through Bill’s son Geoff, APT pioneered Australia’s dynamic travel industry in the 1960s and 1970s via a diverse range of modes. Such innovation continues to thrive within the APT Group today, now a multi-brand business with an extensive global portfolio of touring and cruising products still owned and controlled by the McGeary family.

Now, with a third generation of the family contributing to the APT Group’s success, the benefits of the company’s family-style culture are increasingly apparent. While vigorously pursuing a global vision, the unwavering focus is on delivering a life-enriching and memorable holiday experience for each and every individual.

Such longevity in a competitive environment, coupled with a proven ability to meet the shifting expectations of the modern traveller, is testament to the pioneering spirit upon which the company was founded, and upon which it continues to operate and flourish today.

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Globus

Backed by more than 88 years of touring expertise and experience, there’s no better way to experience your next holiday than on a Globus Tour. You experience more inclusions on a Globus Tour giving you freedom to customize relax and just enjoy the holiday of a lifetime.Don’t be a tourist, be a traveller with Globus priority access to major destinations on our Europe, Canada, America, Alaska, Asia, Africa, South and Central America tours.

- Stay in carefully selected hotels, often close to major attractions and always catering to the standards expected by Australian travellers
- Be shown around by our professional local travel experts who are intimately aware of the best places to be and when to be there
- Expect to experience first-class travel on motor coaches, rail journeys and cruise extensions
- Waste no time and bump straight to the front of the queue at major attractions. When you travel with Globus, you’re a VIP.
- Leave the crowds behind. Globus’ Local Favourites program puts the best of each city – restaurants, shops, special experiences – at your fingertips

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Cosmos

Part of the Globus family of brands, Cosmos is backed by more than 85 years of experience in planning itineraries and guiding holidays around the world. As the experts in travel, Cosmos endeavours  to create truly unique holidays for value minded travellers by offering the most affordable travel packages to the world’s most captivating places.

In 1962, following the success of Globus tours, Cosmos packages were introduced to offer affordable, value priced touring for the cost-conscious traveller. In our first year of business, we introduced the industry’s first four-colour brochure and became the largest tour operator in the United Kingdom.  Since then, millions of people from all over the world have enthusiastically endorsed the concept of having the freedom of an independent holiday combined with the benefits of group travel.

Entirely dedicated to giving you the excitement of faraway places at down-to-earth prices, Cosmos has few rivals in the field of value travel. Customers get the experience, while all the details are taken care of. Day-to-day itineraries offer clear, complete and uncomplicated descriptions. Expert Tour Directors are knowledgeable and friendly professionals who ensure smooth-running through exciting destinations.

For savvy travellers who insist on getting the most out of their holiday, Cosmos is turning dreams into reality.

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Avalon

Part of the Globus family of brands, Avalon Waterways is backed by more than 80 years of experience in planning itineraries and guiding vacations around the world. And as experts in travel, Avalon continues to raise the bar when it comes to river and small-ship cruising by creating truly unique getaways – on one of the youngest fleets on the waterways today. Travellers gave our river cruise vacations a 98% satisfaction rating on post-river cruise surveys.

In 2004, excited by the promise of river cruising that (at the time) was characterized by older ships, limited space and land excursions that operated as an afterthought, Avalon Waterways was established to create a different kind of river cruise experience—one that would embrace and celebrate everything special about the travel style.

With the launch of their very first ship, inspired design innovations became the new standard. Avalon introduced floor-to-ceiling windows and French balconies on two decks of every vessel; noise insulation to ensure customers the most quiet cruise experience possible; larger staterooms with deluxe hotel-style amenities and they elevated interior design from traditional to contemporary.

Maybe it’s Avalon’s Swiss heritage that gives them their passion for detail and drive to create state-of-the-art ships – Avalon is personally involved from ship design to delivery. From meticulous millwork to hand-applied finishes, from designer lighting to enhanced soundproofing, from the conception and flow of the lounges to the placement of the windows, Avalon’s ships are thoughtfully designed and appointed with materials praised for their quality, beauty and functionality.

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Amras Cruises

Amras Cruises is uniquely situated to provide the North American and Australian markets with maximum value and flexibility, along with first-class service. Operations are based in Europe, close to the design and delivery of Amras’ exclusive products and superior on-board experience, while the Sales offices are based in Boston, Massachusetts and Manly NSW, ensuring top quality customer service utilizing state-of-the-art online booking technology and friendly, knowledgeable expertise.


The philosophy is to include as much as possible into the cruise and land price, so the Amras traveller can travel worry free. No need to think about gratuities, or which shore excursion to buy, or whether or not to have that afternoon Viennese coffee. It’s all included. At your service.

 

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Scenic 

From very humble beginnings to become a world renowned luxury cruise and tour operator with a world class reputation for creating and delivering the ultimate cruising and touring itineraries for travellers who seek extraordinary experiences and exceptional service.

Operating over 500 tours to 66 countries and every continent, Scenic is the leading Australian operator to Canada and Alaska, and also host a fascinating collection of all-inclusive itineraries in destinations across New Zealand, the USA and the Caribbean, Africa, Europe and Russia, South East Asia – the Mekong in Vietnam and Irrawaddy in Burma, China, Japan, India, Central and South America and Antarctica. Domestic destinations include Tasmania, Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Norfolk Island.

 

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Tauck

Since the first sightseeing excursions on the country roads of New England in 1925 and the private charter flights to Nova Scotia in 1958… to the air / land travels to the West in the 1960s (an industry first!)… Tauck’s  journeys along the Yellow Roads of Europe… and the award-winning “voluntourism” projects in the national parks, Tauck has pioneered the best ways to discover landmark sights around the world. Today Tauck offers guided sightseeing adventures filled with in-depth cultural exploration in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand… to give their guests a comprehensive, insider look at the places they’ve dreamed of exploring. Whether you choose Tauck’s A Week In… journeys, pairing city sights with country delights, or a longer trip of 9 – 20 days, you’ll experience more of what you want to travel for in one inclusive, up-front price. 

 

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Contiki

Contiki Holidays is the worldwide leader in vacations for 18-35 year-olds. For over 49 years, Contiki Holidays has been taking travelers around the world and offering them an unforgettable travel experience. Contiki tours have been individually created to include a mix of sightseeing, free time, culture, socializing and adventure. Regardless of your destination or traveling style, Contiki is committed to providing you with an amazing trip at an affordable price.

No two travellers are the same and Contiki knows that, which is why they offer eight unique ways to explore the world. Contiki has a number of options to choose from to create a vacation that’s perfect for you, from budget to accommodation style. With over 270 trips around the world and plenty of departure dates to work into your schedule, you’ll never be short of options on where to go for your next great adventure.

 

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Bunnik Tours

The advantage of being a family company is that you don’t have to follow the crowd. So when Bunnik Tours saw that the world of organised touring was being turned into a numbers game by mass-tourism and multinational companies, they happily walked the other way. Bunnik’s small group tours are aimed at ‘the forgotten age group’: like-minded people who don’t want to party until sunrise, but who don’t want to go to bed at sunset either! It’s about discovering new places in the comfort of a small group, with people you can relate to. Bunnik however, are not a rough and tumble adventure-tour company – everything is arranged, you’ll have a guide, travel in air-conditioned vehicles (when not travelling on camels or cable cars!) and each night, enjoy a comfortable bed in a good quality hotel with private facilities.

 

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Mclachlan Experiences

McLachlan Experiences is part of McLachlan Travel Group, a family company that has been prominent in the Australian travel industry for more than 30 years.

The McLachlan family first began organising holidays for Australian travellers in 1979, when Mat’s parents, Gil and Leonie, opened a small travel agency in West Wyalong, a town of 3500 people in the NSW wheatbelt. Since then the company has grown, but is still very much a family enterprise.

As part of McLachlan Travel Group, McLachlan Experiences shares the core values that were established by Gil and Leonie when they opened their first travel agency all those years ago: to provide knowledge and value to Australian travellers, and the best holiday experience possible.

McLachlan Tours began in 2007, when military historian and author Mat McLachlan combined his passion for Australian war history with his family company’s travel credentials and launched Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours (www.battlefields.com.au). In its first five years the company grew to become the leading specialist battlefield tour operator in Australia, offering tours to Europe, Asia and the Pacific Islands. Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours pioneered several initiatives designed to bring battlefield history to life, including Life at the Front, an educational experience for school groups that enables students to spend a day as an Australian WWI soldier, complete with uniform, rifle and even a bully beef meal!

The company’s dedication to providing quality travel products and unique experiences led to the launch of McLachlan Experiences, the company’s brand for non-battlefield tour products. McLachlan Experiences is a specialist tour operator that caters for groups of all sizes, and themed touring of all interests. McLachlan Experiences has recently expanded its tour offering by partnering with expert local suppliers in Africa, Asia, Middle East and South America and, combined with its established expertise in Europe, now offers a truly global product.

McLachlan Experiences sets itself apart by the unique travel experiences and flexibility it offers to travellers. McLachlan Experiences passengers don’t just visit a destination – they are immersed and live it. Food and wine tours, cultural exploration, amazing festivals and other truly unique and inspiring experiences are all part of a McLachlan Experience.

 

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Discover Asia

Discover Asia is here to create the holiday you want, not to convince you to buy the holiday that we have. NOT ALL TOURS ARE CREATED EQUAL! Sometimes the difference between tour operators can be subtle, at least on a web page! But, when you get to the destination, those seemingly small differences can make all the difference in the world as to how much you enjoy your trip.

Discover Asia is dedicated to recapturing the “golden days”of travel – when travel was at a slower pace, and meeting the people and gaining an understanding of them was more important than a fleeting glimpse of the world through the window of a tour bus. If the “Agatha Christie” days of travel are what you pine for, join us on one of our “Journeys Beyond The Modern World”.

 

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Mat Mclachlan Battlefield Tours

Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours, the #1 provider of battlefield tours worldwide, is part of McLachlan Travel Group, a family company that has been prominent in the Australian travel industry for more than 30 years.

The McLachlan family first began organising holidays for Australian travellers in 1979, when Mat’s parents, Gil and Leonie, opened a small travel agency in West Wyalong, a town of 3500 people in the NSW wheatbelt. Since then the company has grown, but is still very much a family enterprise.

Today McLachlan Travel Group still owns retail travel agencies and also publishes custom magazines for some of Australia’s leading travel companies. Gil and Leonie still run the business, and Mat’s sister Lisa is also an important part of the team. You can hear her sharing her unrivalled travel knowledge each Wednesday morning on radio 2UE.

As part of McLachlan Travel Group, Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours shares the core values that were established by Gil and Leonie when they opened their first travel agency all those years ago: to provide knowledge and value to Australian travellers, and the best holiday experience possible.

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