Travel Partners http://www.travelpartners.com.au Travel Partners Tue, 24 May 2016 03:46:31 +0000 en-AU hourly 1 Explore Europe in the Wintertime http://www.travelpartners.com.au/explore-europe-wintertime/ Mon, 23 May 2016 03:36:14 +0000 http://www.travelpartners.com.au/?p=2113   – SAVE $500 PER COUPLE Book select 2016 Globus winter-time tours departing 01 November – 31 December 2016 & SAVE $500 per couple! Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for a talk beside the fireplace and to gather golden moments. Embark on a sentimental journey and enjoy every idle […]

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Book select 2016 Globus winter-time tours departing 01 November – 31 December 2016 & SAVE $500 per couple!

Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for a talk beside the fireplace and to gather golden moments. Embark on a sentimental journey and enjoy every idle hour exploring Europe in winter with Globus.

But HURRY offer ends 30 June 2016, unless sold out prior.

Popular Wintertime Tours

Munich, Salzburg & Vienna – 8 days from Munich to Vienna from $2259*

Travel date: 11 December 2016

Spanish Fiesta – 14 days from Madrid from $2499*

Travel dates: 7 & 14 November and 5 December 2016

European Sampler – 9 days from London to Paris from $2699*

Travel dates: 4 & 18 November and 9 December 2016

Italian Mosaic – 13 days from Rome from $3069*

Travel dates: 15 & 29 November 2016

Continental Introduction – 14 days from Paris to Amsterdam from $3189*

Travel dates: 5 & 19 November and 3 & 17 December 2016

Europe in Depth – 31 days from London to Paris from $63699*

Travel date: 18 November, 16 December 2016

To find out more, call us on 1300 456 109 or complete an online enquiry form here.

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS: *Prices correct as of 06/05/16 and are subject to change without notice. SAVE $500 per couple discount applies to new bookings made and deposited between 10/05/16 to 30/06/16 and valid on 2016 Globus UK/Europe tours departing between 01/11/16 to 31/12/16. All prices are per person, twin share and include any applicable port charges & intra-tour air taxes. Non-refundable deposit of $250 per person per tour is required within 14 days or by 30th June 2016 (whichever comes first) to secure reservation and offer. Save $500 per couple ($250 per person) on ANY 2016 Globus UK/Europe tour departing between 01/11/16 to 31/12/16 and is not combinable with any other offer other than Save 5% Second Tour discount and/or Save 5% Journeys Club repeat traveller benefit (must be a Journeys Club member and present member number at time of booking and before final payment is made). All discounts based on land-only portion of core tour on twin share price, not including extra night accommodations, extensions, taxes/fees, tips and, supplements/reductions. Offer reliant on space availability and applies to new 2016 bookings only. Full cancellation penalties will apply

 

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Overseas Celebrations http://www.travelpartners.com.au/overseas-celebrations/ Fri, 13 May 2016 04:53:41 +0000 http://www.travelpartners.com.au/?p=2084 Ever thought of celebrating overseas? Over recent years the Travel Partners team has seen a significant increase in celebrations being held overseas. From weddings to milestone birthdays, Australians are looking for alternative experiences to celebrate special occasions. Destination Weddings Historically, eloping was seen as a great way to get married without the costs of a […]

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Ever thought of celebrating overseas?

Celebrate

Over recent years the Travel Partners team has seen a significant increase in celebrations being held overseas. From weddings to milestone birthdays, Australians are looking for alternative experiences to celebrate special occasions.

Destination Weddings

Historically, eloping was seen as a great way to get married without the costs of a traditional wedding and generally it was just the two of you! However, over the last decade we have seen many couples choosing to tie the knot, both with and without family and friends, overseas at exotic destinations.

Places like Thailand, Fiji and Bali have proven extremely popular especially as these destinations offer all styles of weddings catering to all budgets.

Popular Wedding venues include:

Fiji

  • Sheraton Fiji Resort
  • InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa
  • Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort

Bali

  • Semara Luxury Villas
  • Bulgari Hotels & Resorts Bali
  • AYANA Resort & Spa Bali

Thailand

  • Cape Sienna Phuket
  • Pullman Khao Lak Katiliya Resort & Spa Hotel
  • Phi Phi Island Village

We’re also seeing an increase in demand for Sri Lanka, the Maldives and coastal areas of Europe.

Milestone Birthdays & Special Occasions

The celebration of milestone birthdays such as 40ths and 50ths has turned into a great excuse to gather up your friends for an overseas celebration. Travel Partner clients are also looking to celebrate babymoons and anniversaries overseas.

Las Vegas and New York continue to top the list as the most popular destinations for birthday celebrations. Las Vegas tends to attract groups of 10 or more guys and gals whereas we are seeing a number of girls trips booked for the Big Apple, New York.

Las Vegas

With its enviable shopping, 24-hour world-class casinos & entertainment and in more recent years a selection of superior dining experiences, Las Vegas continues to reinvent itself providing travellers ample reasons to visits. Resorts such as Aria and The Cosmopolitan have injected a more modern offering while the stylish classics of Caesars Palace and The Bellagio continue to deliver a sophisticated Vegas stay.

New York

Home to some of the world’s most iconic sites, such as the Empire State Building, Times Square, Statue of Liberty, Central Park and the Rockefeller Centre, New York with its 5 boroughs wears many crowns.

Today we have clients looking to go beyond the iconic sites and seek new experiences in the outer boroughs of Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and Harlem. Australians are also keen to soak up the Manhattan streets of popular neighbourhoods such as Chelsea, Soho, TriBeca and Greenwich. Today, its not only about seeing the famous landmarks of NYC, its about finding your unique experience in the city that never sleeps.

Not sure where to go?  Call your Travel Partners expert on 1300 456 109 or complete an online booking form and we’ll talk you through options that will deliver you a memorable overseas celebration.

 

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Napa Valley http://www.travelpartners.com.au/napa-valley/ Fri, 13 May 2016 04:17:27 +0000 http://www.travelpartners.com.au/?p=2080 Soak Up Napa Valley   Located approximately 1.5 hours north of San Francisco, the Napa Valley has established itself as the premier wine destination of North America. It boasts charming resorts, some of the best urban chefs and with its gorgeous Mediterranean climate, it is the perfect destination or add-on to any USA holiday. Where to […]

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Soak Up Napa Valley

NapaValley

 

Located approximately 1.5 hours north of San Francisco, the Napa Valley has established itself as the premier wine destination of North America. It boasts charming resorts, some of the best urban chefs and with its gorgeous Mediterranean climate, it is the perfect destination or add-on to any USA holiday.

Where to stay

The Napa Valley is made up of small towns including American Canyon, Fairfield, Yountville, St Helena, Rutherford, Oakville and Calistoga. Our recommendation is to look at downtown Napa if you’re looking for a less expensive place to stay yet still have a great choice of restaurants. If you are a real foodie and want to be able to dine out at some of the famous Napa Valley restaurants including French Laundry or Bouchon, we suggest looking at Yountville although accommodation is a little more pricey here! Calistoga located at the northern tip of Napa Valley has been made famous for their mud baths. St Helena and Rutherford offer hotels that are destinations in themselves, such as Auberge du Soleil and Meadowood, and will require deep pockets… but worth it.

Napa Valley Winery Experiences

With over 400 wineries in this 2000 km2 area, of which 95% are family-owned, there is plenty of wine tasting to be done. The Napa Valley offers 5 types of tasting experiences:

  • Barrel Tasting: This unique experience allows you sample a wine in the middle of its development as a siphon is placed into a barrel to extract the wine.
  • Walk Around Tasting: A great option to keep you moving and enables you to see different areas of a winery as your guide will move you around the winery for different tastings and settings.
  • Table Service Tasting: As the name suggests, you are seated at a table for these tastings where they are brought to you. They are popular at sparkling wine wineries.
  • Sit Down Tasting: A sit down tasting is perfect for the wine connoisseur who looking to not only taste the wines but to also learn more about them as your host describes and explains the unique characteristics of each wine. Typically a sit down tasting will require you to make an appointment with the winery.
  • Wine Bar Tasting: Most Australians would have experienced a wine bar tasting if they have visited the Barossa Valley, Hunter Valley or Margaret River. It is widely offered and gives guests the opportunity to choose tastings from a list of wines available from that particular winery. A tasting fee is charged for each wine selected with prices ranging from US$10 – US$40 (or more!).

Due to the small size of some of the wineries, it is advisable to make an appointment if you can. Also, some wineries have permit restrictions that limit the number of visitors each day and others have sit-down tastings with specific start and finish times.

Best time to visit Napa

With a year round daytime temperature of 21 degrees celcius (70 degress Fahrenheit), you really can travel any time of year however our top tip is to travel between September to November as the Summer season can be quite hectic.

Getting to Napa

Most Australians are likely to fly into San Francisco or even drive up Highway 1 from Los Angeles to San Francisco and from there it is around a 85km (60 mile) drive to Napa Valley and generally will take 1.5 hours driving time.

Getting around Napa

The Napa Valley is promoting Car Free Napa as nearly 40% of California’s green house emissions come from transportation. It is likely that you will have a hire car however once you arrive in the Napa Valley, you can choose some local modes of transport including the Vine bus, Calistogia Shuttle, St Helena Shuttle and the Yountville Trolley. You may even prefer to hire a bicycle or do it in style with a luxury limousine.

If you’d like to find out more about the Napa Valley including the latest travel deals, contact Travel Partners today on 1300 456 109 or complete an online enquiry form.

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