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Welcome to our exciting new Jayes Travel Women tours for 2014 and 2015. We are always thrilled to release a new brochure and are proud to say that our diverse range of destinations will intrigue you.

For every JTW tour a representative from Jayes Travel will accompany you from start to finish. Our representative’s main role is to communicate with the local tour operators, hoteliers, airlines, and yourself to ensure that the tour runs smoothly and our schedule is met. They are responsible for reconfirming all arrangements, checking all passengers into their rooms and flights, and looking after all travel documentation. When travelling, there are often unexpected hiccups which are unforeseen and out of our control. It is the JTW representative’s job is to make decisions in these circumstances to ensure that our schedule is kept and all travellers are safe.

JT Women tours have been operating since 2010 and were created to educate Australian women about different cultures and places. Our tours offer an opportunity to step out of your comfort zone, meet amazing people and share a journey. We ask that when you read through our brochure you are open-minded to the marvellous destinations we have suggested around the world. Although you may feel that some are a little off the beaten track, the experience you will gain from these truly unique itineraries will be unforgettable. And besides, with our JTW representative along side you all the way you have nothing to worry about.

We believe that consistency is very important across all JT Women tours, and therefore we will have the same representative for the majority of our tours in the future. We would like to take this opportunity to introduce our JTW representative, Janet Maddison! Janet Maddison has escorted many tours for JTW in the past, with exceptional feedback.

A note from Janet Looking forward to experiencing some amazing destinations with the JT Women! I always love hearing about their stories. Travelling with these special ladies is truly inspiring!


Megan China, April 2012 The China trip was amazing! Every city offered something different and our local guides couldn’t do enough. But the biggest thanks goes to Janet for her patience and help to get us to travel around China without a hitch!

hilary cruise & singapore, november 2012 The trip overall was first class and I fully recommend Jayes Travel. Janet was an asset and a perfect tour escort who couldn’t do enough for you.

marcia usa, september 2012 I went on the trip with no expectations and had a great tour! Jayes did a wonderful itinerary, which had a lot of variety and made every day different. It was great that we had a number of days in each city, which enabled you to experience the culture and people of the area.


seven things to consider when travelling in a group

insights 1. You really are on your own when travelling independently: Travelling independently can be fun, but it is also hard work. You have to sort out your route, select and book your hotels, pick the sights you want to see, find out how to get there and reconfirm everything during your holiday. Not to mention the stress of being on time, language barriers, different tipping customs and border formalities….phew! Our JTW tours take all this pressure off you so all you need to do is enjoy your holiday. It is an easy and stress free way to travel with all the planning done for you and our JTW representative on the ground ready to assist with any questions. 2. Is there any flexibility for me in the itinerary? At any time during the tour, you can simply opt not to participate in activities or even entire days. It is your holiday and you simply need to advise the JTW representative if you do not wish to participate. Of course, any activities which are included but not used are at your loss as no refunds will be given. If there is a must-do activity on your list that is not included within our brochure itinerary make sure you let us know! It may have to be a separate tour and therefore an additional cost, but we will do our best to make sure you achieve all of your must-do experiences while on a JTW tour. Your travel consultant can assist you prior to travel or your JTW representative is on hand during your tour. You never know, there might be another passenger who shares the same interest and will join you!

3. Is the Itinerary likely to be changed? We provide you with the most up to date itinerary prior to departure; however unforeseen matters may require last minute changes. These changes are always made in the best interest of the group. As our itineraries are planned, there is a strict time schedule that must be kept to ensure that all sights are seen but also so you have some free time to relax. If passengers are constantly not on time they may be left behind and have to catch up with the group at their own expense. 4. Touring terminology to look out for: There are common misconceptions about what’s included within tour itineraries. What is listed in our brochure is included, however there are key words that you will need to be aware of. • Visit – You will enter the site • Tour – A local guide will show you around the site • View – You will stop briefly for a photo opportunity • See – You will drive past the site 5. Is a twin share room a good idea? It can be, however you need to understand the pro’s and con’s. If you opt for a twin room, JTW will match you with another passenger on tour. There is no guarantee that you will become life long best friends with your room companion. They may snore, or you may snore! They may like to watch TV til late, you might be a light sleeper. If you are worried about this we strongly recommend you pay the single supplement. It is important

to make this decision prior to departure as you cannot change from a twin to a single room whilst on tour. 6. Will I be alone during the free time? When there is free time, you will always be invited to join our JTW representative. If you are not interested in participating with the guide, she can give you a number of other options that may interest you. 7. How fit do I need to be? Our itineraries offer a range of transportation; however in many destinations the best way to see places is by walking. It is recommended that you speak to your travel consultant for more information about your specific tour. Generally, you need to be able to participate in city walking tours that are 2-3 hours in duration. You aren’t required to hike, but need to be able to be on your feet for this amount of time. It is important that you are honest with your consultant prior to travel. We can ensure we make adequate arrangements for you prior to departure otherwise you will affect the rest of the groups experience if we don’t know before hand! Prior to booking, all passengers are required to complete a medical declaration. This declaration is a legal document. If it is not completed honestly, you may find it difficult to keep up with the group and may miss out on activities. No refunds will be given for missed activities nor will any compensation be given for additional expenses to return to the hotel.


the jtw way we Are unique Our JTW program is quite unique and we would like to take this opportunity to tell you why! Small Groups All JTW tours cater to a maximum of 16 passengers. This small group gives us access to a range of activities and boutique hotels that we otherwise would be unable to offer. This size creates an intimate atmosphere which allows you to get to know each other throughout your journey and means you have more time to explore the destination. Plus can you imagine a toilet stop for 50 women – it would be half our day gone! We will pick you up from your home address! We like to make sure you are looked after from the very start of your adventure, which means we will pick you up from your front door (in Newcastle, the Hunter Valley, Port Stephens, Lake Macquarie and Central Coast) and take you back at the end of your JTW tour. This means there is no need for you to worry about getting to Sydney airport or arriving on time. It’s all looked after for you and it’s a great chance to get to know your travelling companions along the freeway! Meeting your fellow travellers before you go Holidays can be nerve-wracking enough without the extra worry of not knowing anyone. That’s why JTW clients enjoy meeting their travelling companions prior to departure. A pre-tour lunch or dinner is included in your tour price, and is a great

opportunity to meet your fellow travellers and your JTW tour escort. No need to pay a single supplement We will match you in a twin share room if you want to save money and not pay the single supplement. Please read the ‘Is twin share a good idea?’ for further advice on sharing a room. JTW inclusions: Our tours are designed to be as inclusive as possible. We include at least 2 meals a day, all must see sightseeing, flights, transportation throughout, return transfers from your home address, local guides, accommodation of a high standard, pretour meal, visas and tipping. We find that the amount of meals we include sets us apart from our competitors. It’s always daunting trying to find the best place to eat in a foreign city. Our JTW Hotels: All accommodation used throughout our tours is of a high standard. On most tours a 4 star or above star rating is met, however in some circumstances there just simply isn’t a 4 star option available. In these situations we use the best available option. Our hotels are in great locations, so you can continue to explore during your free time. Some properties are special features on your tour. For example, in Cuba we stay at the 1930’s Hotel Nacional De Cuba which is a world heritage listed site and has over 81 years history.

Is my tour guaranteed? This is where you can help us help you. Our tours cannot be guaranteed until minimum numbers are met. We require a minimum of 12 passengers booked and deposited, before we deem a departure as guaranteed. It is helpful therefore that you help us spread the word of these beautiful tours as much as you can. Tours which do not meet minimum numbers may still go ahead, but on a case by case scenario. Should a tour have to be cancelled you will be advised 45 days prior to departure. If this happens your travel consultant can assist with another holiday suggestion, or a full refund will be given. Should I book early? Absolutely! It’s devastating when we have to cancel a tour due to lack of numbers. It’s a decision we do not take lightly. In the past we’ve made this decision and in the weeks after have had enough enquiries which would have meant the tour departed! We hate to disappoint and we don’t offer last minute discounts for the final places, so we will take this opportunity to actually beg! Please book your place early and the it’s just a countdown to your amazing JTW experience.


tasmania // Departs 9th February 2014 10 Day Tour

tour overview

Tasmania is a land boasting unspoilt wilderness, classical heritage and culinary delights that will leave you blown away, and in awe of a region of Australia so full of surprises; journey with us on a tour that will stay with you for a lifetime.

itinerary Day One // 9th February 2014 (D) Today you will be transferred from your home address to Sydney airport with your fellow JTW travelling companions. We will then fly to the friendly town of Launceston where we will be transferred to our hotel. Our hotel is located in the heart of the city with easy access to shopping and local restaurants. You will have this afternoon free to explore this beautiful city. Tonight enjoy a welcome dinner at our hotel. Day Two // 10th February 2014 (B, D) After breakfast we will visit historic Woolmers Estate, regarded as Australia’s most significant colonial property, with a collection of buildings, photographs, art and furniture. This property is acknowledged as one of the most outstanding examples of 19th century rural settlements in Australia. Join your local guide for a tour of the main house and spend time exploring the National Rose Garden which covers 1.5 hectares and is planted with over 3,000 roses. Continue on to the Tasmanian Gourmet Sauce Company and sample their delicious range of locally made sauces, jams and conserves. Return to Launceston and visit the famous Cataract

Gorge Reserve, and explore its wonderful scenery through the vast network of walking trails. The afternoon will be spent cruising throughout the Tamar Valley on a discovery cruise with afternoon tea included, along with local wine tasting. Day Three // 11th February 2014 (B, D) After breakfast we will learn about the art of cheese making and taste some delicious produce at the Ashgrove Farm Cheese Factory, a family business since 1880. We then travel on to the House of Anvers for a guided tour of the chocolate factory, and a real European style chocolate sensation. Watch the confectionery staff mould and enrobe fine chocolates, truffles, pralines, fudges and more. We will then travel to the town of Sheffield, renowned for its street murals which depict its pioneering history, geography, wildlife and the people of this region. Settled in the early 1800’s the town was home to early settlers and later became the centre for hydro-electric dam construction. Today it is home to artists from all over Australia. After lunch we arrive into the stunning alpine scenery of Cradle Mountain National Park. Rising 1545 metres above sea level, Cradle Mountain is composed of dolerite

columns, and is one of the principal tourist sites in Tasmania. Join your local guide for a visit to the lovely Dove Lake to see spectacular views of Cradle Mountain. We then visit Waldheim Chalet which was built as a wilderness shelter by Gustav Weindorfer in 1912. This evening at your hotel, you have the opportunity to explore the Australian National Wilderness and Landscape Gallery. Day Four // 12th February 2014 (B, D) After breakfast we will visit the far northwest reaches of Tasmania and see ‘The Nut’ – a striking rocky outcrop rising over 137 metres- at Stanley. This distinctive landmark is an old volcanic plug discovered by the explorers Bass and Flinders In 1798. It has steep sides and rises 143 metres with a flat top. You can walk via the steep track if you like but we’ve included the chairlift option which gives wonderful views over Bass Strait. This afternoon, we travel south to the seaside village of Strahan. Strahan is a former important port for the logging industry in Western Tasmania, located on Macquarie Harbour. Tonight enjoy dinner in your hotel which boasts stunning views of the harbour area.


Upon returning to Port Arthur we will have lunch, before continuing on with more local touring options. The Coach touring after lunch is included, as is entry to Port Arthur. Day Nine // 17th February 2014 (B, D)

// Port Arthur Tasmania, Australia

Day Five // 13th February 2014 (B, L, D)

West of Tasmania. You then travel to the beautiful Lake St Clair, Australia’s deepest natural freshwater lake, before continuing on to Mt Field National Park, one of Tasmania’s oldest and most popular National Parks. Here we take a short stroll to the stunning Russell Falls which rise 100 metres over a series of cascades. This afternoon we travel on to Hobart, where will check in at our hotel.

Today we will board a luxury cruise vessel and enjoy spectacular views as we cruise along the breathtaking Macquarie Harbour to Hells Gate, where the harbour meets the ocean. We then continue on and travel through the serene Gordon River, where we visit Heritage Landing for a guided walk through the rainforest amongst trees thousands of years old. Following the walk, we rejoin our cruise vessel for a sumptuous buffet lunch. Your journey continues with a visit to Sarah Island, where your expert guide will regale you with stories of the convict’s lives on the island as you walk through the settlement ruins. This evening, enjoy a special performance by the local theatre group as they share with you the dramatic and true story of the amazing escape from Sarah Island, in the tale, ‘The Ship That Never Was’.

After breakfast we will take a stroll through Salamanca Place and explore the colourful stalls of the famous and bustling Salamanca Markets, one of the Nation’s most popular markets. Over 300 stallholders sell fresh and gourmet produce, arts, crafts and handiworks from all over Tasmania, interstate and overseas. Enjoy some free time this afternoon before joining everyone for dinner.

Day Six // 14th February 2014 (B, D)

Day Eight // 16th February 2014 (B, L)

This morning, ascend into the lunar landscape of the old copper mining centre of Queenstown and discover its history. View “The Wall in the Wilderness”, an artwork in progress, where 100 hand carved Huon pine panels exploring the history of Tasmanian life are being created by sculptor Greg Duncan. Works include depictions of Aboriginal people, the Tasmanian Tiger, the history of mining, and the agriculture and forestry in the

Today is all about history and amazing natural landscapes. Board your coach for the sightseeing trip to Port Arthur. Travel down the Tasman Peninsula and enjoy morning tea and a briefing on the site before we board your specially crafted launch for a fascinating cruise, giving you the opportunity to spy dolphins, seals, whales and various birdlife. We also inspect some of the world’s highest sea cliffs and deep sea caves.

Today after breakfast take the short stroll to the ferry wharf for the lovely and informative trip up the harbour to the MONA Gallery. The Museum of Old and New Art is a relative new comer to the art scene but has quickly become world renowned for its extraordinary collection. Apart from the ‘art’ the site and building is also something quite special. The experience will linger with you for weeks after. Also on the site is a café featuring a range of beers and wines made at the Gallery’s winery and microbrewery. There is a cellar door that offers wine tasting and a wonderful view over the site. This evening enjoy your farewell dinner at one of Hobart’s most iconic local restaurants. Day Ten // 18th February 2014 (B) This morning after breakfast you will have the morning free before we travel to the airport and fly to Sydney. Upon arrival into Sydney we will be met and then transferred to your home address in Newcastle.

Day Seven // 15th February 2014 (B, D)

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tour checklist // Departs 9th February 2014 // 10 day tour // $5135 per person twin share // Single Supplement $950.00 // Deposit $1000

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europe RIVER CRUISE WITH AMSTERDAM, PRAGUE AND BERLIN EXTENSION // Departs 24th May 2014 25 Day Tour

tour overview

Have you always wanted to river cruise but cannot afford the single supplement?? The wait is over! We will find someone for you to share with! Cruise along the famous rivers of Europe from Amsterdam to Budapest in a French Balcony Stateroom. Watch the world pass you by, as your floating hotel takes you from city to city. Experience the picturesque towns with sightseeing included at every stop.

itinerary Day One // 24th May 2014 (Meals in Flight) Today you will be transferred from your home address to Sydney airport for your flight to Europe. As it is a long journey we have included a stopover along the way. Our destination will depend on the airline we choose to fly with, and you will be advised of this closer to your departure. Our stopover includes return airport transfers, accommodation, breakfast and a half day city tour. Day Two // 25th May 2014 (Meals in Flight, D) On arrival into Amsterdam we will be transferred to our hotel, where we will stay for 3 nights prior to our River Cruise. The rest of the day is at your leisure before Dinner in the evening. Day Three // 26th May 2014 (B, L) After breakfast today we will enjoy a full day tour of Amsterdam. Our tour will include a visit to the Anne Frank Museum, the Coster Diamond Factory, the Vincent Van Gogh Museum and the Red Light District.

Day Four // 27th May 2014 (B, L)

Day Six // 14th February 2014 (B, D)

Today we will journey into the Dutch countryside. We will visit a cheese factory, Zaanse Schans Windmill, a clog factory, the Volendam markets and Edam.

Today we will commence our journey, cruising along the famous Rhine River to Cologne. But first a canal boat ride through the elegant Grachten, lined with stately homes, for one last look at Amsterdam.

Day Five // 28th May 2014 (B, D)

Day Seven // 30th May 2014 (B, L D)

After breakfast we will be transferred to the Amsterdam port to embark on our beautiful river cruise ship. Our Avalon Waterways ship will be our home for the next 2 weeks! The ships are built with your comfort and pleasure in mind. The voyage will be just perfect; it is equipped with contemporary decor, designer lighting, and plenty of seats and cozy spots. We will be escorted to our amazing staterooms, and the afternoon is at your leisure. Perhaps you will watch the world float by from your wall to wall panoramic window in your stateroom, or maybe get together for a wine on the deck. A welcome dinner tonight will show you just what you’re in for: divine and decadent cuisine with impeccable service.

Cologne is one of Germany’s largest cities, with a river skyline dominated by the soaring twin spires of its magnificent gothic cathedral. Today we will enjoy a guided walking tour of the city. Day Eight // 31st May 2014 (B, L D) The romantic Rhine Gorge is the most beautiful stretch of the river. Pass the legendary rock formations of the Lorelei. Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum of Rudesheim. Enjoy a treat, and have free time to explore the Drosselgasse. Day Nine // 1st June 2014 (B, L D) Located on the Main River, Miltenberg is a picturesque Bavarian village that has thrived on the income from the river


and champagne at Vienna’s famous Concert Halls. Day Seventeen // 9th June 2013 (B, L D) Situated at the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains, Bratislava is the dynamic capital of Slovakia. This morning we will take a guided tour of the Old Town and visit the gothic St Martin’s Cathedral. The highlight of the day though is our visit to Schlosshof Castle. Day Eighteen // 10th June 2013 (B, L D)

// Rhine River Amsterdam, The Netherlands

traffic. Its cultural wealth and influences are reflected in the beautiful medieval and renaissance houses. Today we will take a guided tour of the town and see the gothic splendour of the Merchant Hall. In the afternoon, learn how to bake a specialty soft cookie. Day Ten // 2nd June 2014 (B, L D) Known as the ‘Pearl of the Romantic Road’, Wurzburg is surrounded by sloping hills covered with vineyards. Today we will take a sightseeing tour and visit the Bishops Residenz, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Day Eleven // 3rd June 2014 (B, L D) Bamberg is another beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your walking tour today takes in the breathtaking cathedral, the old town, and the charming houses and 18th century mansions. Top off the day with some beer tasting in the afternoon. Day Twelve // 4th June 2014 (B, L D) Although Nuremberg suffered extensive damage during WWII, much of it was restored to its original style. You have the option today for a guided tour of the city or a Nuremberg Trials Tour. Day Thirteen // 5th June 2014 (B, L D) One of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities, Regensburg’s architectural highlights include the Old

Town Hall and Porta Pretoria – the gates to an ancient Roman fort. Today we will take a guided tour and then have a special treat at one of Regensburg’s oldest restaurants. Day Fourteen // 6th June 2014 (B, L D) Today we will visit the birth-place of Mozart and the setting for the Sound of Music movie...yes, you guessed it: Salzburg! Day Fifteen // 7th June 2014 (B, L D) The Benedictine Abbey dominates the town of Melk from its commanding hill site. This is one of Europe’s largest monasteries, and we will have the opportunity to learn more in our guided visit today. We will also take a guided walking tour in Durnstein and see the baroque Stiftkirche. Day Sixteen // 8th June 2014 (B, L D) Beautiful Vienna; once the centre of the mighty Habsburg Empire, Austria’s capital has much to offer. It is home to the lavish Hofburg Palace, the impressive Vienna Opera House, the majestic Ringstrasse and the awe-inspiring St Stephen’s Cathedral. Today we will take an orientation tour of the city, followed by a guided tour of the Schonbrunn Imperial Palace. This is the former summer residence of the imperial family and is considered one of the most beautiful baroque packages in Europe. Our fun continues with a special evening of music

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Budapest, spanning the depths of the Danube, is Eastern Europe’s liveliest, and most cosmopolitan, metropolis. Our tour today will take in the massive hilltop castle complex with Fishermen’s Bastion and the Matthias Church. This afternoon you will have time to shop for the renowned peasant embroidery, Herend porcelain and paprika.

DID YOU KNOW... The Berlin Wall was constructed as a way of preventing East Berliners from entering West Berlin. Day Nineteen // 11th June 2013 (B, L ) After breakfast we will say goodbye to our floating home and journey towards Prague. A lunch stop in Bratislava is included, along with entrance to the Primate’s Palace. On arrival in Prague you will check in at your hotel and have the evening at your leisure. Day Twenty // 12th June 2013 (B, L) A full day of sightseeing today will give us a great orientation of this marvellous city and its history. We will visit Charles Bridge, the Old Royal Palace, St George Basilica, St Vitus Cathedral, a Jewish cemetery and museum, and the Old Town Hall and Tower. After a full day, your evening is free to rest.

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europe RIVER CRUISE WITH AMSTERDAM, PRAGUE AND BERLIN EXTENSION // Departs 24th May 2014 25 Day Tour

tour overview

Have you always wanted to river cruise but cannot afford the single supplement?? The wait is over! We will find someone for you to share with! Cruise along the famous rivers of Europe from Amsterdam to Budapest in a French Balcony Stateroom. Watch the world pass you by, as your floating hotel takes you from city to city. Experience the picturesque towns with sightseeing included at every stop.

itinerary Day Twenty One // 13th June 2013 (B, L) Today we will travel to Cesky Krumlov, a beautiful town situated on the Vltava River. See the Baroque buildings housing cafes and bars, and take a guided tour of the spectacular State Castle and Chateau. Day Twenty Two // 14th June 2013 (B, D) After breakfast we will journey to the historic and beautiful city of Berlin. The capital of Germany offers some of the best shopping streets! Spend your free time today browsing on Kurfurstendamm.

Castle. Tonight we will have our farewell dinner, which is always a surprise! Day Twenty Four // 16th June 2013 (B, Meals in Flight) After breakfast we will be transferred to the airport for our flights home. Day Twenty Five // 17th June 2013 (Meals in Flight) On arrival in Sydney you will be transferred to your home address.

Day Twenty Three // 15th June 2013 (B, L, D) Today we will tour Potsdam and view Berlin City Hall, the war memorial and Charlottenburg Palace, followed by a guided tour of Sans Souci Park and

// TASMANIA // EUROPE RIVER CRUISE // AFRICA // HAWAII // CUBA // JAPAN // TURKEY // CRUISING - NEW ZEALAND

tour checklist // Departs 24th May 2014 // 25 day tour // $17,000 per person twin share // Single Supplement on application only. Please contact our office for availability and pricing. // Deposit $1500

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// Charlottenburg Palace Berlin, Germany


AFRICA // Departs 11th August 2014 26 Day Tour

tour overview

Join us on a magical adventure through the African heartland. Our extensive tour focuses on the national parks throughout Kenya and Tanzania, where we will go in search of the Big 5 and other animals of the area. We will explore Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park and finish our tour with 4 nights in the city of Cape Town. This diverse tour offers everything you could want from an African Safari - unique 4 star accommodation, special highlights including visits to a Maasai Mara village and school, hot air ballooning in the Serengeti, walking with the lions, a helicopter ride over Victoria Falls and much much more.

itinerary Day One // 11th August 2014 (Meals in Flight, D) Today you will be transferred from your home address, with your JTW travelling companions, to Sydney airport. Our direct flight to Johannesburg is the first step of your African adventure! After a long flight we will check in at our airport accommodation for 1 night and enjoy an informal dinner. Day Two // 12th August 2014 (B, D) This morning we will return to Johannesburg airport and fly to Nairobi, Kenya. We will spend 1 night in Nairobi. In the evening enjoy a special welcome dinner. Day Three and Four // 13th – 14th August 2014 (B, L, D) Today we board our safari vehicles and start our 2 week journey through Kenya and Tanzania. Throughout our safari all meals, game drives and sightseeing are included! Our first stop is Lake Nakuru where we will spend 2 nights. Lake Nakuru National Park is one of

Earth’s most phenomenal geological features. It is sunk deep in the cleft of the Great Rift Valley, ringed by shoals of extinct and dormant volcanos and presided over by one of the largest craters of the world. Part of the ancient landscape, known as the ‘cradle of mankind’, the park offers a wealth of history, unique wildlife, spectacular bird life and some of the most beautiful scenery in Africa. This is our first chance to view the wildlife that makes Africa so unique, and hopefully we will sight the Rhinos who roam the park. A unique part of our stay will be a ‘walking with the animals’ experience on Lake Navaisha/Cresent Island. This island is where Meryl Streep and Robert Redford filmed ‘Out of Africa’. Day Five and Six // 15th – 16th August 2014 (B, L, D) Today we continue through to the Masai Mara where we will spend 2 nights. Our lodge overlooks 1800 square kilometres of rolling plains, woodlands and rivers that make up the Masai Mara

Triangle - one of the world’s richest wildlife sanctuaries. Here we hope to see the annual migration of wildebeest crossing the Mara River. This is a ‘once in a lifetime’ type of experience that will take your breath away. The sheer number and power of the pack as they cross the river has to be seen to be believed. Unfortunately, we can’t guarantee that we will see the crossing as we are at the mercy of nature and the animals. Here in the Mara is where we will have another highlight of the tour - hot air ballooning over the rolling plains. Commencing with a pre-dawn pick up, we will board the balloon at dawn, and spend an hour floating over the Masai Mara. We will have breathtaking panoramic views of the plains, whist being able to continue to watch the animals in their own environment, as most of the flight is spent at tree top level. Upon landing we will enjoy a champagne breakfast, before continuing on to a game drive back to the lodge.


women and children of the village and learn about their ways of life. At this particular village we will have the opportunity to meet with the children at a school, and see what they are learning. There is never a dry eye in the house when they sing us the songs they have been taught! Amboseli offers the most amazing sunsets, and we will enjoy a lovely evening on Observation Hill. With drinks and canapés we will watch the sunset over the savannah; a memorable way to end an amazing day in the park. Day Fourteen and Fifteen // 24th - 25th August 2014 (B, L, D)

// Serengeti National Park Tanzania, Africa

Day Seven and Eight // 17th – 18th August (B, L, D) To avoid long days on the road, today we will fly from the Mara to the Serengeti, via Isebania border where we will spend the next 2 nights. Our accommodation here is the unique Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge. It is set high on a hill, with breathtaking vistas of sweeping grasslands, and the unspoiled wilderness landscape of the Serengeti plains. The design of the lodge is simple, but stunning. Inspired by a traditional African village, separate rondavel ‘huts’ house luxury guest rooms that have their own view of the vast Serengeti plains. Serengeti National Park is, undoubtedly, the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world. With more than two million wildebeest, half a million Thompson’s Gazelle, and a quarter of a million zebra, it has the greatest concentration of plains game in Africa. Day Nine // 19th August 2014 (B, L, D) Today we leave the Serengeti and transfer to Ngorogoro crater where we will spend one night. Our accommodation is built on the rim of the crater, giving us amazing, uninterrupted views of the 102 square mile crater floor that is a rich wildlife habitat. The Ngorogoro conservation area is dominated by the massive crater, which has formed the focal point of so many television documentaries. The crater floor

itself is alive with game, especially around Lake Magadi which is also well known for its flamingo population. Day Ten and Eleven // 20th – 21st August (B, L, D) Today we travel to Lake Manyara which is one of the smallest of Tanzania’s National Parks. Lake Manyara was made a national park in 1960, and covers an area of 330 square kilometres, of which some 230 square kilometres are lake, and lies at the foot of the western wall of the Rift Valley escarpment. In addition to the lions, the national park is home to the largest concentration of baboons anywhere in the world. Here in Lake Manyara our two night stay gives us time to relax after a hectic week of game driving. You will also have the opportunity to buy some souvenirs at the local markets. Day Twelve and Thirteen // 22nd – 23rd of August (B, L, D) Today we cross back to Kenya and to the magical Amboseli National Park where we will spend the next 2 nights. Amboseli National Park is located in South-East Kenya, under the snow-capped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro. Amboseli attracts thousands of visitors each year who are drawn by the mountain and Africa’s largest elephant herds. Here we experience another highlight of our tour, a visit to a local Masai village. We will meet the men,

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We return to Nairobi for a further 2 nights in the city. We have an action packed few days planned with plenty of amazing experiences, including a visit to the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, which offers hope for any orphaned elephant fortunate enough to be found alive. What Dr Sheldrick has done over the last 28 years is truly inspirational. We will then visit a Giraffe Centre where we have the opportunity to hand feed these beautiful animals. And, if you are brave enough, they will even give you sloppy kiss! Following this, we journey to the home of Karen Blixen, which was made famous by Meryl Streep in the movie ‘Out of Africa’. A relaxing lunch in the grounds of the museum gives us a break from the rush of the city. While in Nairobi we will also dine at the famous Carnivore restaurant. Here, waiters carry swords and prime meats, carving unlimited amounts onto the cast iron plates in front of you. This is a unique experience and this openair specialty restaurant has become a must-do stop on the safari trail! Day Sixteen // 26th August 2014 (B, L, D) Today we farewell Kenya and return to Johannesburg. Due to flight schedules we will spend the night at an airport property. Dinner this evening will be in the casino at the restaurant Tribes (attached to the airport hotel). Beautiful food and wine will make this a memorable dinner. Day Seventeen, Eighteen, and Nineteen // 27th – 29th August 2014 (B, D) Today we take a short flight to the famous Victoria Falls. Described by the Kololo tribe in the 1800’s as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya”the ‘Smoke that Thunders’- Victoria Falls

2014


AFRICA // Departs 11th August 2014 26 Day Tour

tour overview

Join us on a magical adventure through the African heartland. Our extensive tour focuses on the national parks throughout Kenya and Tanzania, where we will go in search of the Big 5 and other animals of the area. We will explore Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park and finish our tour with 4 nights in the city of Cape Town. This diverse tour offers everything you could want from an African Safari - unique 4 star accommodation, special highlights including visits to a Maasai Mara village and school, hot air ballooning in the Serengeti, walking with the lions, a helicopter ride over Victoria Falls and much much more.

itinerary are a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur. Columns of spray can be seen from miles away, as 546 million cubic meters of water per minute plummet over the edge (at the height of the flood season). One of the seven natural wonders of the world, Victoria Falls is truly a spectacular sight. We will spend 3 nights at the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, with breakfast and dinner included daily (lunches at own expense). Surrounded by 80,000 hectares of unspoilt African bush, the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge has gained world-renowned recognition for providing guests with an unforgettable African experience. All rooms are foreword facing with spectacular views of the bushels and African sunsets. During our stay we have a wealth of included activities. We will take a relaxing sunset cruise down the Zambezi River. There can be very little to rival the pleasure of cruising down the Zambezi River, with a chilled drink in hand, watching the animals and birds frolicking amid fantastic African sunsets. We will also take a guided walk of the falls,

getting up close to the thundering water, and spray. But, our experience of the falls itself is not complete until we soar above in a helicopter for more spectacular views! Whilst in Victoria Falls we will also take an elephant ride through a conservation area, and take part in an amazing experience- walking with the lions. The walking with the lions is a bucket list experience where (with experienced guides!) you will walk with the lions, pat them and learn more about the important rehabilitation efforts of the area. In Victoria Falls we will dine at some exceptional and unique restaurants, including the Makuwa-Kuwa and the Boma restaurant. Our stay in Victoria Falls is sure to be a memorable part of your adventure through Africa. Day Twenty and Twenty-One // 30th – 31st August 2014 (B, L, D) Today we will cross the border into Botswana where we will spend 2 nights at Chobe National Park. Chobe National Park covers an area of approximately 10700 square kilometres. It is home to the largest concentration of Elephants in

Africa, estimated at 45,000. Indigenous to the park is the Puku and the Chobe Bushbuck. The game viewing in Chobe is quite unique. In addition to a morning game drive, in the afternoon we will spend time cruising on the Chobe River. This relaxing way of game viewing gives you the chance to observe the water full of hippos and elephants. As the sun sets on the Zambezi River we are sure you will agree that this is a wonderful part of the world, and an experience second to none. Day Twenty-Two, Twenty-Three and Twenty-Four // 1st – 3rd September 2014 (B, L x 2, D x 3) Today we leave behind Africa’s savannah’s and game drives, and travel to the city of Cape Town. Cape Town is the quintessential melting pot: it is a city alive with creativity, colour, sounds and tastes. While walking through the city’s streets and meeting its people, you will fall in love with its natural beauty, creative freedom and incredible spirit. Cape Town is a city where the unexpected is always just around the corner and the beautiful province of the Western Cape lies ready


to be explored across the city border. During our stay in Cape Town we will experience a variety of sights. We travel along the scenic Atlantic Coast for a visit to Cape Peninsula. Our day tours include the botanical gardens, nature reserves and we have the opportunity to see both the fur seals and penguins of the area. We will experience the magnificent Table Mountain, officially one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature and here we will have spectacular views over the city. A highlight of our stay in Cape Town is bound to be our tour of Robben Island. This is a tour of the infamous Maximum Security Prison where Nelson Mandela was once held for 18 years. Our 4 nights in Cape Town will give you free time to explore the local shops/markets and include some unique dining experiences. Day Twenty-Five and Twenty-Six // 4th – 5th September 2014 (B, Meals in Flight) Today we sadly say goodbye to Africa and embark on our journey home to Australia. Our overnight flight via Johannesburg will take us to Sydney, where you will be transferred to your home address.

tour checklist // Departs 11th August 2014 // 26 Day Tour // $16,800 per person twin share // $2400 per person single supplement // Deposit $2500

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HAWAII // Departs 16th November 2014 14 Day Tour

tour overview

We don’t tend to repeat destinations but due to overwhelming requests we are going back to Hawaii in 2014! In this 14 day itinerary we will visit 3 islands - Oahu, Maui and The Big Island staying in ocean view rooms at every location. Each offering a unique experience, we will have time to enjoy spectacular scenery, amazing meals and of course, some shopping right in time for Christmas! Highlights of this tour will include a helicopter flight over the volcano on the Big Island, a luxury journey on the Road to Hana on Maui and a traditional luau. We are excited for the opportunity to show case the beautiful Hawaiian culture and hospitality again and hope you will join us for an amazing two week adventure.

itinerary Day One // 14th November 2014 (Meals in Flight, D) Today you will be transferred from your home address to Sydney airport for the flight to Honolulu! Our first stop will be the island of Oahu, where the clear blue waters of the Pacific Ocean meet the metropolitan cityscapes of Honolulu. The historic architecture of Iolani Palace meets the timeless memorials of Pearl Harbor. The big city of Waikiki meets the small town of Haleiwa on the North Shore. Whether you’re hiking on iconic Leahi (Diamond Head), enjoying some of Hawaii’s best shopping, or simply unwinding on the sands of the island’s beautiful beaches, you’ll find variety at every turn on Oahu. On arrival in Honolulu we will be greeted in a traditional fashion, with a floral lei. We will then be transferred to our central 4 star accommodation where we will spend the next 5 nights, right in the heart of Waikiki. This evening we will enjoy our first Hawaiian sunset with dinner at a local restaurant overlooking the beach.

Day Two // 15th November 2014 (B, L)

Day Three // 16th November 2014 (B, L,)

After breakfast we will embark on a historic journey from the site of the attack on Pearl Harbour to the signing of the Japanese surrender aboard the USS Missouri. We will see artefacts of the attack at the Visitor Centre then board the Navy launch to cross Pearl Harbour to the Arizona Memorial. We will tour the USS Missouri, the last battleship built by the US Navy and the site of 1945 Japanese surrender to the Allies. After our visit to Pearl Harbour we will continue our tour through the city of Honolulu. We will view Iolani Palace and other historic attractions of downtown Honolulu including Kawaiahao Church State Library and Archives, the famous statue of King Kamehameha, Honolulu Hale and the Mission Houses Museum. Our tour concludes with lunch in a local Waikiki restaurant. The restaurant is within walking distance of the hotel or you may wish to consider exploring Waikiki Beach and the surrounding shops. This evening is at leisure.

Today after breakfast we will depart from Waikiki and discover the rest of the island of Oahu. Our tour includes panoramic views of Diamond Head, Pali, Hanauma Bay and Halona Point lookouts. You will also be taken to the exclusive Kahala Estates (luxury properties), North Shore surfing beaches and Waimea Bay. Wander through the Sugar cane and pineapple fields during our visit of Helemano Plantation – stroll through gardens and souvenir shops. Another spectacular place that you will visit is the Byodo-In Temple - a reproduction of the famous Kyoto, Japan Temple of Equality, set amidst a glorious mountain backdrop. Lunch will be included en route. After a full day of sightseeing, this evening is at leisure. Day Four // 17th November 2014 (B, D) Day at leisure in Waikiki. After breakfast you may wish to relax on the beach, continue shopping or simply enjoying some free time. Just prior to sunset we will meet in the Banyan Court at the


Our 3 night stay on Hawaii’s Big Island is sure to be an adventure. Upon arrival we will be met and transferred to our accommodation. Afternoon is at leisure before dinner at the resort. Day Seven // 20th November 2014 (B, L)

// Hula Dancers Waikiki, Hawaii

beautiful Moana Surfrider. As the sun sets into the sea, enjoy soothing sounds of a steel guitar trio accompanied by the exotic Hawaiian hula dancers who complement the sounds of the gentle surf. We will enjoy a pre-dinner drink (included) before proceeding to our dinner location. Day Five // 18th November 2014 (B, D) Today you will have a choice of activities. The first option is to visit the Waikiele Factory Outlets, which is located 15 miles west of Honolulu. Here you can save fortunes at over 50 designer and specialty stores. Brand names include A|X Armani Exchange, Adidas, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Coach, LeSportsac, Michael Kors, Polo Ralph Lauren, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Tommy Bahama, Tommy Hilfiger, True Religion and more. This is a great option if you like a bargain and are looking to complete some Christmas shopping! The second option is a visit to Hanauma Bay. Staring out at the circular-shaped shore of Hanauma Bay on the southeast tip of East Honolulu, you can imagine how this beautiful cove was once a volcanic crater. Today, this crater, likely flooded by wave erosion, is home to an important nature preserve and the island’s most popular snorkelling destination. We will briefly stop and view Hanauma Bay on our day three sightseeing tour, however

this second visit gives you the opportunity to spend half a day snorkelling and exploring the marine life of the Nature Reserve. Your preference must be advised prior to finalising your balance payment. Please note that the Jayes Travel representative will accompany the majority of the group and these activities will not be necessarily private/exclusive for JTW. This evening we will come back together as one group for a farewell dinner to Waikiki. Day Six // 19th November 2014 (B, D) After breakfast we farewell Waikiki and will be transferred to the airport for our flight to the Big Island. Hawaii’s Big Island isn’t just big, it’s still growing. The Island of Hawaii is the youngest island in the Hawaiian chain and is also by far the biggest, providing a vast canvas of environments in which to discover a variety of unrivalled natural wonders. This is the home of one of the world’s most active volcanoes (Kilauea), the tallest sea mountain in the world at more than 10,000 metres (Maunakea), the most massive mountain in the world (Maunaloa) and the largest park in the state (Hawaii Volcanoes National Park). All but two of the world’s climate zones generate everything from lush rain forests to volcanic deserts, snowcapped mountaintops to beautiful black sand beaches.

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Today after breakfast we dive right into exploring the unique Big Island. We will get to experience the scenic beauty and volcanic excitement of Hawaii as we travel through lush tropical rain forests & the famous Volcanoes National Park. Our tour starts with a scenic drive along the southern coast of Hawaii, taking us along the Kona coast to view Kealakekua Bay and visit a Kona coffee plantation. Here we can to sample this flavourful brew before we continue to travel around the southern tip of Hawaii to Volcanoes National Park. In the park we will see the steam bluffs, marvel at Kilauea Iki Crater & walk through Thurston Lava Tube. But this tour isn’t our only experience of the one of the world’s most active volcanoes! We will then take to the air for a helicopter tour - a perfect finish to the ultimate Big Island adventure. From one of the best vantage points you’ll see the areas of activity including any lava ocean entry points and Puu Oo, the volcanic vent that has been the focus of most current activity since 1983. Evening is at leisure.

DID YOU KNOW... The hula was originally a form of worship performed by highly trained men who were supposedly taught the dance by the Hawaiian god Luka.

2014


HAWAII // Departs 16th November 2014 14 Day Tour

tour overview

We don’t tend to repeat destinations but due to overwhelming requests we are going back to Hawaii in 2014! In this 14 day itinerary we will visit 3 islands - Oahu, Maui and The Big Island staying in ocean view rooms at every location. Each offering a unique experience, we will have time to enjoy spectacular scenery, amazing meals and of course, some shopping right in time for Christmas! Highlights of this tour will include a helicopter flight over the volcano on the Big Island, a luxury journey on the Road to Hana on Maui and a traditional luau. We are excited for the opportunity to show case the beautiful Hawaiian culture and hospitality again and hope you will join us for an amazing two week adventure.

itinerary Day Eight // 21st November 2014 (B, D)

Day Nine // 22nd November 2014 (B, D)

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before having time at leisure today. Enjoy the resort facilities and take time to relax during our Big Island adventure. This afternoon we will drive to the summit of Mauna Kea or an experience you will never forget. Its hard to believe you are in Hawaii as you climb to 13,796 feet above sea level. Once at the summit we are afforded spectacular views of the horizon, Haleakala on Maui, Mauna Loa and Hualalai, and Mauna Keas world class array of telescopes. Mauna Kea is the worlds tallest mountain, rising over 32,000 feet from the ocean floor to its summit, which is considered by many Hawaiians to be the most sacred place in all the islands. At this elevation, and because of the clear air and minimal light pollution, the stars can light the sky like glitter. The sunsets above the clouds can also be spectacular. During the tour we will be provided with a hot, picnic dinner served family style.

After a late night stargazing, we will have the opportunity for a sleep in before a leisurely breakfast and transferring to the airport for our flight to Maui. The second largest Hawaiian island has a smaller population than you’d expect, making Maui popular with visitors who are looking for sophisticated diversions and amenities in the small towns and airy resorts spread throughout the island. From the scenic slopes of fertile Upcountry Maui to beaches that have repeatedly been voted among the best in the world, a visit to the Magic Isle recharges the senses. But like every good magic trick, you’ll have to see it for yourself to believe it! On arrival in Maui we will transferred to our beachfront accommodation. Here we will spend the final 4 nights of our Hawaiian Adventure. This evening we will partake in the amazing Old Lahaina Luau. The Old Lahaina Luau takes great pride in presenting an authentic Hawaiian evening of traditional cuisine, music, cultural

dances and demonstrations. You will appreciate a genuine reflection of Hawaii’s rich history while enjoying an ocean view and sunset. This is regularly voted the best luau in Hawaii. Day Ten // 23rd November 2014 (B, L, D) Today after breakfast we will take a private tour around the island of Maui. This tour will include Mauii’s flower garden in the Kula upcountry district to see Nene geese’s the state bird. In Halaekala you will visit the National Park, visitor centre and the Volcano Summit – it has not erupted for over 200 years, but offers spectacular views and photo opportunities. We will also visit Iao state park and needle. The lovely, deep valley of ‘Iao features the ‘Iao Needle, a natural rock pinnacle presiding over the ‘Iao stream and surrounded by the walls of the Pu’u Kukui Crater. We will explore Waluku Town and Lahaina Town, which at first glance, seem like just another sleepy port town… But this lovely and picturesque


town is full of life and brimming with history! Lunch will be included in Lahaina and you will have some free time following to explore the quaint shops of the town. This evening dinner will be included at the hotel. Day Eleven // 24th November 2014 (B, L) This morning we discover the ‘Road to Hana’, one of Hawaii’s most scenic drives. The Hana Highway is breathtakingly beautiful. Route 36 starts in Kahului and winds east along the coast 53 miles to the town of Hana. The full day tour consists of 617 hairpin curves, 56 one lane bridges and seemingly endless waterfalls and tropical jungles. This evening is at leisure. Day Twelve // 25th November 2014 (B, D) Today is at leisure. Additional activities can be arranged however you may like to recuperate and relax on the final day of our holiday. This evening we will celebrate our Hawaiian adventure with a farewell dinner. Day Thirteen-Fourteen // 26th-27th November 2014 (B, Meals in Flight) This morning after an early breakfast we will be transferred to Maui airport for our flight to Sydney, via Honolulu. Upon arrival in Sydney you will be transferred to your home address.

tour checklist // Departs 14th November 2014 // 14 day tour // $6200 per person twin share // Single Supplement $1750

// Hawaiian Waterfall Route 36, Hawaii

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2014


CUBA // Departs 16th February 2015 17 Day Tour

tour overview

Cuba boasts spectacular scenery, some of the world’s best beaches with kilometres of soft white sand, clear blue waters and rich cultural heritage! Steeped with history of Spanish colonialism and post-war revolution, you will be impressed with Cuba’s vibrant cities and diversity. This tour will impress; with everything from Salsa dancing to scenic mountain ranges and coffee plantations. Cuba combines all the ingredients needed to ensure an unforgettable Caribbean experience!

itinerary Day One // 16th February 2015 (Meals in Flight, D) Today you will be transferred from your home address to Sydney airport for our flights to North America. Due to flight connections we will be staying overnight in Mexico City along the way. A welcome dinner will be included this evening. Day Two // 17th February 2015 (B, D) After breakfast we will be transferred to the airport for our flight to Havana, Cuba. On arrival in Havana we will be transferred to our hotel, where we will check in for a 3 night stay. Our hotel in Havana is quite special. The Hotel Nacional de Cuba is considered a symbol of history, culture and Cuban identity. The guns that made up the old Santa Clara Battery are on exhibition at the garden, they were declared part of the World Heritage Site. The Hotel Nacional de Cuba was declared a National Monument and it was inscribed in the World Memory Register.

With its privileged location in the middle of Vedado, the centre of Havana, it stands on a hill just a few metres from the sea, and offers a great view of the Havana Harbor; the seawall and the city. The hotel stands out due to its refined elegance and its ancient splendour, which since 1930 has attracted a large number of personalities from the arts, science and politics, such as British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, artists Frank Sinatra, Ava Gardner, Johnny Weismuller, Maria Félix, Jorge Negrete, and scientist Alexander Flemming.  You will have the afternoon at your leisure to explore your hotel. Day Three // 18th February 2015 (B, L, D) The fun starts today! After breakfast we will listen to the Cuban rhythms and learn the art of the Salsa. After lunch we will visit Morro Castle, which is a picturesque fortress guarding Havana Bay. A walking tour of Old Havana City Historic Center,

Cultural Heritage of Mankind; pass by Cathedral Square, the famous barrestaurant La Bodeguita del Medio and the Plaza de Armas. Located on the eastern side of Plaza De Armas, Palacio Capitanes Generales, is the former official residence of the governors. After visiting the residence, we will continue our walking tour along Oficios street up to St Francisco de Asis Square. Visit the Rum Museum to learn about the Havana Club rum producing process and have a taste. The tour continues to the Ambos Mundos Hotel where renowned American writer Ernest Hemingway lived. We will then travel by coach to see the Museum of Revolution, the Central Park, Havana’s Grand Theatre and National Capitol, Revolution Square, the “Jose Marti” Memorial and the University campus. Day Four // 19th February 2015 (B, L) Today we journey to Viñales Valley in Pinar del Rio, Cuba’s most western province where the world’s best tobacco is grown.


will visit the Santa Ifigenia Cemetery where the remains of Jose Marti, National Hero of Cuba, rest. The best way to see Santiago de Cuba is by foot. We will walk around the historical heart of the city, seeing some of the famous streets including Padre Pico, Heredia streets and Plaza Dolores. After lunch we will visit Diego Velazquez Museum. Diego Velazquez was a Spanish conqueror, who was the first Governor from Cuba and founder of the first seven villages in the country. This museum is Diego Valezquez’s former residence. It was built between 1516 and 1530, and is considered to be the oldest construction in Cuba.

// Varadero Beach Varadero, Cuba

Day Eight // 23rd February 2015 (B, L, D) Today we will travel to Camaguey. On the way we will visit El Cobre Sanctuary and pass through the town of Bayamo.

Exotic landscape with valleys crowded with royal palms, the national tree. On the way to Viñales a visit to “ El Paraíso” farm, where you will learn about the lifestyle of local peasants as well as about the growing of tobacco. In Viñales, visit to the Pre-historic Mural (cave painting on the country’s most ancient rocks) and the Indian Cave, boating along its underground river. Stop at Los Jazmines lookout to admire the Viñales Valley. Day Five // 20th February 2015 (B, L, D) After breakfast this morning we will take a short flight to Baracoa. On arrival in Baracoa we will take a walking tour around the city. Baracoa is the first village founded by Spanish colonizers in the American continent and first capital of the country. Visit the “Nuestra Señora de la Concepción” church, where the first cross was planted by the Spaniards in America, reportedly brought in by Christopher Colombus and considered to be the oldest symbol of Christian religion in Cuba. We will also visit the Fuerte Matachin municipal museum this afternoon before some free time. Day Six // 21st February 2015 (B, L) Today we will take a morning excursion to Rancho Toa River. Toa River is the largest river in Cuba and today we will have the

opportunity to learn about farming in Cuba. We will experience the growing and harvesting of coconuts, coffee and cacao. After our day in the countryside we will return to our hotel in Baracoa.

DID YOU KNOW... Cubans, as the people of Cuba are called, refer to the island as ‘El Cocodrilo’ or ‘El Caiman’ as it resembles the shape of a crocodile or alligator. Day Seven // 22nd February 2015 (B, L, D) After breakfast we will begin our travels to Santiago de Cuba. Santiago de Cuba is said to be the most Caribbean City of Cuba. It’s famous for its history, hospitality, delightful people, traditional rhythm and dance. On arrival we

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Day Nine // 24th February 2015 (B, L, D) After breakfast this morning we will take a panoramic tour of Camaguey. After lunch we will continue to Trinidad, on the way we will stop at the Sugar Mills Valley. This area consists of three interconnecting valleys that were a centre for sugar production from the late 18th century until the late 19th century. During those days, there were over 30,000 slaves working at the Sugar Mills. Nowadays the valleys are UNESCO world heritage listed and include the sites of over 70 former sugar mills. When we reach Trinidad, you will have time at your leisure. Day Ten // 25th February 2015 (B, L, D) Following breakfast, we will set off on a panoramic tour of Trinidad. Trinidad is one of the first villages founded by the Spaniards at the beginnings of the 16th century. It was declared by UNESCO Cultural Heritage of Mankind. Today we will visit the Main Parochial Church of the Holy Trinity housing a luxurious altar decorated with local precious stones, and images 300 years old. We will also see Plaza Mayor, and visit a Museum of the city. After lunch we will have a Canchanchara. Made with honey, ice, lime, water and aguardiente, this cocktail is a house specialty. After some time to rest, we will embark on our Night tour to Trinidad’s downtown. Here we will enjoy

2015


CUBA // Departs 16th February 2015 17 Day Tour

tour overview

Cuba boasts spectacular scenery, some of the world’s best beaches with kilometres of soft white sand, clear blue waters and rich cultural heritage! Steeped with history of Spanish colonialism and post-war revolution, you will be impressed with Cuba’s vibrant cities and diversity. This tour will impress; with everything from Salsa dancing to scenic mountain ranges and coffee plantations. Cuba combines all the ingredients needed to ensure an unforgettable Caribbean experience!

itinerary traditional music and dancing at Casa de la Trova. Day Eleven // 26th February 2015 (B, D) After breakfast we will make our way to the beautiful beaches of Varadero for a 3 night stay. This time is free to relax and soak up the Caribbean sun. Perhaps go snorkelling or get a spa treatment. Your stay in Varadero is inclusive of all meals and drinks!

Day Fourteen // 1st March 2015 (B, D) Today, after breakfast we will be transferred to Havana for our final night. We will enjoy a special show and farewell dinner this evening. Day Fifteen // 2nd March 2015 (B, Meals in Flight) After breakfast we will be transferred to the airport for our flights home.

Day Twelve // 27th February 2015 (B, L, D)

Day Seventeen // 3rd March 2015 (Meals in Flight)

Today we will be at your leisure.

As we cross the date line on our way home we will lose a day. We will arrive in Sydney this morning and you will be transferred to your home address in Newcastle.

Day Thirteen // 28th February 2015 (B, L, D) Today we will be at your leisure.

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tour checklist // Departs 16th February 2015 // 17 day tour // $5,500 per person twin share // Single Supplement $700 // Deposit $1000

2015


// Streets of Trinidad Trinidad, Cuba


japan // Departs 1st April 2015 14 Day Tour

tour overview

This tour will give you a new found love for the Japanese culture, rich in both mythical traditions and modern marvels. You will learn about the history and religion that makes this remarkable country what it is today. Our tour also lets you explore the incredible countryside and we know you will be blown away by the magnificent scenery.

itinerary Day One // 1st April 2015 (Meals in Flight) Today you will be transferred from your home address to Sydney airport with your fellow JTW travelling companions. We will then fly to the bustling and futuristic Tokyo, the capital of Japan, steeped with ancient traditions. On arrival we will be transferred through the neon-lit streets to our accommodation where we will check in for a 4 night stay. As we will arrive late, this evening is at your leisure to recover from your flight. Day Two // 2nd April 2015 (B, L, D) Following breakfast we will explore some of the city’s highlights on a carefully created tour. We will begin with a short walk to the nearby Hama Rikyu Gardens, dating to 1654 and once the private respite of the Tokugawa Shogun. After a stroll through the tranquil gardens, we will board a boat for a cruise on Tokyo’s Sudima River. This cruise will take us past the headquarters of some of Japan’s most famous companies and will end near the bustling Asakajusa Temple. This is the oldest and most beloved temple in Tokyo. Here we will be introduced to the influences of Buddhism

and Shintoism on the Japanese culture. Around midday we will travel to serene Meiji Jingu shrine and Harajuku. Here we will have the opportunity to mingle with the youngsters, dressed in their colourful cult fashions. Our tour will finish today with Tokyo Tower where we will have the opportunity to take in the mesmerising views of Tokyo. Day Three // 3rd April 2015 (B, L, D) After breakfast we will travel by coach to a small town north of Tokyo called Nikko. We will travel through breathtaking national parks and on arrival into Nikko we will visit the Toshogu Shrine and the surrounding UNESCO World Heritage Listed site. After lunch we will journey to Lake Chuzenji via the Irohazaka snake like road. This road is said to be one of the world’s most amazing roads to drive. The road weaves through the mountain, offering spectacular views that will blow you away! The afternoon will be spent sightseeing at the beautiful Lake Chuzenji in Nikko National Park and Kegon waterfalls before returning to Tokyo. Day Four // 4th April 2015 (B, D) Today you will have the day at your leisure. Breakfast is included this morning

as well as dinner in the evening; the in-between time is up to you! You may choose to visit the Ginza district for some shopping, wander the busy streets or explore the many galleries of Ueno Park. Day Five // 5th April 2015 (B, L, D) After an early breakfast we will take a trip to ‘Tsukuji,’ the largest fish market in the world. Fish sold at Tsukuji come from all over the world and are auctioned at sometimes staggering prices. Later today we will travel by train the short distance to Hakone. This picturesque town is famous for its proximity to imposing Mount Fuji, a symbol of Japan and the highest mountain in the country. Before checking in to our hotel we will enjoy a short boat trip on the peaceful Lake Ashino, and weather permitting, see majestic views of Japan’s most loved and famous geographic landmark Mount Fuji. Day Six // 6th April 2015 (B, L, D) Today, using a combination of bullet and limited express train, we will travel to timeless Takayama. Don’t worry; your main luggage will be taken care of! Known as ‘mini-Kyoto’, Takayama is an accessible town, rich in shrines and temple architecture, with a pleasant laid-


and is famous for its squeaky wooden floors designed to betray the approach of unwelcome visitors. The nearby Golden Temple is one of Japan’s most cherished sites. This elegant, gilded structure was built in the 14th century as a retirement villa. Later today you will also visit World Heritage-listed Kiyomizudera Temple, nestled into the forest-clad side of Higashiyama Hill, and the quaint Sannen Zaka and Ninnen Zaka streets. Heian Shrine, guarded by enormous sentinel gates, will provide a later contrast to the hustle and bustle of earlier sites. In the afternoon you will wander down the gorgeous Ponto-cho Lane and walk to the famous Gion geisha district, the setting for the movie ‘Memoirs of a Geisha’. Return to your hotel by train at the end of the afternoon. This evening is at your own leisure. Day Ten // 10th April 2015 (B, L) back feel. Upon arrival at Takayama train station we will be transferred the short distance to our hotel and check-in. You will have free time late this afternoon to wander the streets of one of our favourite places in Asia! Originally a 16th century castle town, Takayama today is a treasure chest of old inns, sake rice wine breweries and traditional Japanese buildings. The small size of Takayama and its friendly inhabitants make this town a great place for exploring.

DID YOU KNOW... The two major religions in Japan are Shinto and Buddhism. Day Seven // 7th April 2015 (B, D) This morning after breakfast we set out on a walking tour of some of Takayama’s main attractions. We are introduced to the city with a visit to the Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, home to colourful floats which come out annually during one of Japan’s most famous festivals. We will also visit Takayama Jinya, formerly a government building, and home to some wonderful insights into Japan’s past.

Your walking tour will include a stroll past some beautifully preserved wooden houses on Kami Sannomachi Street and venture past enticing sake rice wine breweries. This evening, continue your encounters with Takayama’s friendly inhabitants and explore the local eating options. Day Eight // 8th April 2015 (B, L, D) After a leisurely breakfast enjoy your free time this morning in Takayama to shop and further explore, before boarding the train for Kyoto. The spiritual and cultural capital of Japan, Kyoto, is the setting of more than 1,000 temples and shrines, a headquarters for geisha courtesans, and the home of royal cuisine. This enigmatic city is the birthplace of some of Japan’s most beautiful sites and alluring traditions: tea ceremonies, ‘shodo’ calligraphy, peaceful rock gardens, and an array of artistic and intellectual pursuits. Upon arrival in Japan’s most beguiling city you will travel a short distance to your hotel. Your main piece of luggage will have been couriered to Kyoto. Day Nine // 9th April 2015 (B, L) After breakfast we will discover Kyoto. We will take in a sampling of the city’s treasures, beginning with visits to Nijo Castle and the glittering Golden Temple, Kinkaku-ji. Nijo Castle was built in 1603 as a residence for the first Tokugawa shogun

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This morning after breakfast we will travel by bullet train to Hiroshima and pay our respects to the site infamously targeted in the world’s first atomic bomb attack. After a journey of just over two hours we will arrive in the now thriving and stylish sea-side city. We will then take a short train trip to the edge of the Seto Sea where we will board a ferry for the tenminute passage to Miyajima Island. This tranquil island is home to Itsukushima Shrine, partly comprised of an offshore red ‘torii’ gate – one of Japan’s most famous and photographed sites. In ancient times, access to holy Miyajima Island was through this ‘floating’ gate; you will arrive more conventionally, gliding into the ferry terminal. Take some free time to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of this pretty island, mingle with the wild deer, and sample some Japanese snack food. Return to central Hiroshima and visit the Peace Memorial Museum, dedicated to the events of 1945 and the aim of a war-free world. A visit to this exceptional museum is a sobering, yet educational experience. You will also see the famous Peace Memorial Park and a poignant cenotaph inscribed with all the known victims of the Hiroshima bomb, and the eerie A-Bomb Dome, a tragic city-symbol, left standing in a ruinous state after more than 60 years. At the end of the day, return to Kyoto, and enjoy the evening to yourself.

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japan // Departs 1st April 2015 14 Day Tour

tour overview

This tour will give you a new found love for the Japanese culture, rich in both mythical traditions and modern marvels. You will learn about the history and religion that makes this remarkable country what it is today. Our tour also lets you explore the incredible countryside and we know you will be blown away by the magnificent scenery.

itinerary Day Eleven // 11th April 2015 (B, D) Following breakfast we will enjoy a cooking class learning how to make traditional Japanese Sushi, an art that we can all take home with us. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

DID YOU KNOW... Over 70% of Japan consists of mountains. The country also has over 200 volcanoes.

a rich array of historic architectural treasures. Nara is a small city and easily accessible by foot, so you will set out this morning without a vehicle. Tonight we will return to Kyoto for a special farewell dinner and performance. Day Thirteen // 13th April 2015 (B, Meals in Flight) After breakfast we say goodbye to beautiful Japan. We will be transferred to the airport for our flights home. Day Fourteen // 14th April 2015 Upon arrival into Sydney you will be transferred to your home address in Newcastle.

Day Twelve // 12th April 2015 (B, D) Today after breakfast we will travel by train for thirty minutes to Nara, Japan’s first permanent capital, and home to

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TURKEY // Departs 1st June 2015 19 Day Tour

tour overview

Cosmopolitan cities brimming with modern delights, archaeological sites filled with ancient splendour, curious landscapes straight out of a storybook and picture-perfect coastlines...this is tantalising Turkey!

itinerary Day One // 1st June 2015 (Meals in Flight) Today you will be transferred from your home address to Sydney airport with your fellow JTW travelling companions for our evening flight to Turkey.

impressive interior lined with over 20,000 handmade ceramic tiles. No day is filled without shopping! We will venture into the labryrinthine tunnels of the Grand Bazaar. Day Four // 4th June 2015 (B, L, D)

On arrival into Istanbul Ataturk Airport, we will be transferred to our hotel. This afternoon is at your leisure to recover from your long flight. Tonight enjoy a Welcome Dinner in a local restaurant.

Following breakfast, we will discover the Roman Hippodrome and St. Sophia’s Cathedral, a master piece of Byzantine architecture. Take a boat trip along the Bosphorus Strait with Asia on one side and Europe on the other. After lunch, we will journey to Canakkale, which will be our base for exploring the Gallipoli Peninsular.

Day Three // 3rd June 2015 (B, L)

Day Five // 5th June 2015 (B, L, D)

After breakfast at our hotel, we will explore Istanbul on a full day tour. Our tour of the Old City will include a stroll along Sogucesme Street, which is lined with typical wooden houses from the Ottoman period. We will visit the stunning Topkapi Palace. This was the primary residence of the Ottoman Sultans for approximately 400 years of their 624-year reign. Afterward a photo stop at the Fountain of Sultan Ahmet , lunch is included at a local restaurant before continuing to the Blue Mosque. While visiting the mosque you will see the

Today will be a moving day, with emotions and remembrance of our soldiers at war. We will spend a full day discovering the Gallipoli peninsula. Visiting the war museum, the landing beaches at Anzac Cove, the Australian War Cemetery at Lone Pine and the New Zealand Cemetery at Chunuk Bair.

Day Two // 2nd June 2015 (Meals in Flight, D)

Day Six // 6th June 2015 (B, L, D) After breakfast we will visit the legendary city of Troy before commencing our voyage to the sea side town of Kusadasi. On the way we will cross the Kaz

Mountains and drive along the Aegean coast to the Asclepion, the healing centre of ancient Pergamum the city where parchment was invented and the Acropolis with stunning views of Caicos Valley. On arrival in Kusadasi we will have dinner at our hotel. Day Seven // 7th June 2015 (B, L, D) This morning after breakfast we proceed to Ephesus and explore one of the world’s finest Greco-Roman cities. Wander along the city’s 2000 year old marble streets to discover the ancient sites including the theatre and the Celsus Library. Visit the reputed home of the Virgin Mary and stop for a photo at the single remaining column of the Temple of Artemis. Continue to Sirince for a short stop for lunch including local wine tastings before returning to Kusadasi. Day Eight // 8th June 2015 (B, D) Today you will enjoy a leisurely breakfast and free time to relax in this beautiful seaside location. We will join for dinner this evening to share stories about our day. Day Nine // 9th June 2015 (B, D) After breakfast you will have some free time to prepare for our Kusadasi


departure. Today we will continue on to Pamukkale, which is the centre of natural thermal spring waters with healing properties. On arrival we will discover Pamukkale and the blue water terrace pools. We will visit the ancient city of Hierapolis which has the biggest Nekropol with 1200 gravestones in Anatolia. The sacred pool is one of the highlights of the site. Their shallow thermal waters ripple over a wonderful scattering of ancient roman ruins that lie beneath. This afternoon we will check into our hotel and enjoy dinner this evening.

Day Thirteen // 13th June 2015 (B, L, D)

Day Ten // 10th June 2015 (B, L, D)

Today we will enjoy a full day enjoying the natural beauty and cultural depth of this unique region. Explore the frescoed interiors of Goreme’s churches, which date from the 8th century. Walk in Avclair and Pasabag to admire the unique fairy chimneys and more.

This morning after breakfast we will drive to Aphrodisias for a visit to one of Turkey’s cultural Jewels. We will visit the renowned temple of the Goddess Aphrodite, the Amphitheatre, the thermal baths with their inlaid marble floors, the Agora and the Stadium, which is one of the best preserved and biggest in the world. Continue to Antalya where on arrival we explore the Roman harbour in Antalya’s city centre. Day Eleven // 11th June 2015 (B, L, D) Today we will drive to Perge, which is easily the most important city of ancient Pamphylia. Perge is said to have been in it’s heyday during the Hellenistic period and under Roman rule. We will see Perge’s Roman Gate with its magnificent arches, the colonnaded main street and the city’s meticulously restored public baths. After lunch in a café, we will continue to Aspendos to see one of the bestpreserved Roman theatres of the ancient world. Nearby see Aspendos’ 3rd-century basilica ruins and remains of the town’s central meeting point, known as the agora. We will return to Antalya for dinner. Day Twelve // 12th June 2015 (B, D) After breakfast we will travel to Konya via Beysehir. Our stop in Beysehir is to visit the Esrefoglu Camii, the finest example of the Seljuk Turkish flat-wooden-ceiling and wooden column-style of mosque construction in Anatolia. As the plaque in front reads: “It is a wooden mosque museum in terms of its superior wood and tile workmanship.” On arrival in Konya we will visit the Convent of the Whirling Dervishes – now known as the Mevlana Museum.

After breakfast we will drive to Cappadocia. Cappadocia is a historical region in Central Anatolia. Its valley, canyon, hills and unusual rock formations, this landscape will be a great contrast to the other cities we have visited so far. We will visit the Caravanserail of Sultanhan and the underground city of Saratli, where the first Christian’s hid from persecution. Tonight we will enjoy a special Whirling Dervishes performance. Day Fourteen // 14th June 2015 (B, L, D)

Day Fifteen // 15th June 2015 (B) You will have a leisurely breakfast this morning and have some free time before we fly to Istanbul for our final stay. On arrival in Istanbul we will be transferred to the hotel for an evening at your leisure. Day Sixteen // 16th June 2015 (B, L)

// Ephesus Library Ephesus, Turkey

This morning we will experience a special and unique culinary workshop. We will learn about traditional cooking ingredients with a shopping trip to the local market, then help prepare (and eat!) a mouthwatering lunch of some of Turkey’s most popular dishes. Day Seventeen // 17th June 2015 (B, D) Today after breakfast you will have free time to finish your shopping or relax. This evening we will enjoy a farewell dinner. Day Eighteen // 18th June 2015 (B, Meals in Flight) We say goodbye to Istanbul after breakfast, when we will be transferred to the airport for our flight home. Day Nineteen // 19th June 2015 (Meals in Flight) Upon arrival in Sydney you will be transferred to your home address in Newcastle.

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PROPOSED TRAVEL: CRUISING // Departs November 2015 Destination - New Zealand

tour overview

After great success with our past Cruise and Singapore departure last year, we would like to give you the opportunity to cruise again with JTW. Unfortunately the cruises aren’t available for travel in 2015 yet, but we are planning to release one for travel in the later half of 2015. Where and when is subject to change, but please register your interest by contacting our office.

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Terms and Conditions between JAYES TRAVEL SERVICES PTY LTD ACN 127 787 455 C/- Suite 4/24 Honeysuckle Drive, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, and JAYES TRAVEL WOMEN PASSENGERS.

Liability

The client warrants to the principal that services will not be requested by it unless it has the capacity to pay the invoice amount(s) of the principal from time to time; and

10.

(v)

The client will notify the principal in writing immediately upon any change in the ownership, structure, and/or constitution of the client.

(i)

B: The client has agreed to use the services of the principal, and the principal has agreed to provide those services on the terms and conditions set out in this agreement.

4.

Employees and Contractors

To release, and indemnify, the principal, its’ officers, employees, servants and agents from and against any loss, claim, damage or liability whatsoever whether in contract or tort, arising out of or in any way connected with this agreement, including without limitation, any consequential loss to the fullest extent permitted by law; and

Operative Part

(i)

The principal may use the services of its’ employees, and engage subconsultants, and subagents to assist the principal with the provision of its’ services to the client; and

(ii)

To the extent permitted by law, and to the extent, if any, that the limitations of liability contained in this clause are invalid or ineffective, the entirety of any liability of the principal for any such claims are limited to :

(ii)

The client must at no time either directly, or indirectly, endeavour to entice away from the principal, any person or organisation that is an employee, customer or contractor of the principal or any of its’ related entities.

5.

Payment of deposit and balance monies by the client

A: The principal is in the business of, amongst other things, the provision of various travel services for its’ clientele.

1.

(iv)

The principal and the client agree that:

Definitions and Interpretation In this agreement, the following definitions and interpretation apply:

(i)

“principal” means Jayes Travel Services Pty Ltd ACN 127 787 455, or any of its’ related entities, including body corporates;

(ii)

“client” means the individual passenger travelling on a Jayes Travel Women Tour;

(iii)

“services” means those business functions outlined herein;

(i)

Payment of the deposit is payable upon submission of a booking form to the principal by the client as outlined herein

(iv)

“related body corporate” has the same meaning as defined in the Corporations Act 2001 (Commonwealth);

(ii)

Any deposit paid by the client to the principal is strictly non-refundable;

(v)

“relevant jurisdiction” means the Australian state or territory jurisdiction in which work is undertaken in accordance with relevant assignment to be performed; “confidential information” means all information relating to the principal, including, but not limited to, trademarks, trade names, patents, copyright, trade secrets, drawings, know how, techniques, source and object codes, business and marketing plans, projections, arrangements and agreements with third parties, customer information and customer information proprietary to customers, formulae, customer lists, concepts not reduced to material form, designs, plans, models, commercial information, information about the dealings and personal financial affairs of the individual directors or proprietors of the principal company, and any other information relating to the principal”;

(iii)

The balance payment becomes payable by the client to the principal, no later than 45 days prior to the departure date;

(iv)

Should the client fail to pay the balance in full to the principal within the time-frame as prescribed at 5(iii) above, the principal is at liberty to cancel the client’s travel arrangements and in this event, the client will not be entitled to a refund in respect of any monies paid to the principal by them up to and including the date of default;

(vi)

References to legislation or provisions of legislation include changes or re-enactments of the legislation and statutory instruments and regulations issued under the legislation;

(vii)

Words denoting the singular include the plural and vice versa; words denoting individuals or persons include bodies corporate and vice versa; references to documents or agreements also mean those documents or agreement as changed, novated or replaced, and words denoting one gender include all genders;

The principal and the client agree that:

(v)

Parties must perform their obligations on the dates and times fixed by reference to the capital city of the state of New South Wales;

(x)

Reference to an amount of money is a reference to the amount in the lawful currency of the Commonwealth of Australia;

(xi)

If the day on or by which anything is to be done is a Saturday, a Sunday or a public holiday in the place in which it is to be done, then it must be done on the next business day;

(xii)

(vi)

6.

Further details of fees, charges and details concerning itineraries are more particularised and outlines at Annexure “C” herein.

In addition to, and at the same time as paying the remuneration or other consideration, the client must also pay to the principal an additional amount representing GST; and

(ii)

“GST Act” means the New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999, associated acts and regulations and includes any act or regulation which amends or replaces them. The terms used in this agreement which are defined in the GST Act have that defined meaning.

7.

Retention of Title All materials and services provided by the principal under this agreement remain the property of the principal, until:

(i)

Such time as all outstanding amounts from time to time under this agreement have been paid in full by the client; and

2.

Term

(ii)

(i)

The principal and the client agree that:

The client agrees that it cannot claim any lien, mortgage or charge over materials and services outlined herein until such time as all such amounts have been paid in full by the client.

8.

Confidential information

Itineraries may be varied from time to time at the absolute discretion of the principal.

3.

Duties

The client shall not at any time or for any reason, whether during the term of this contract or after its termination, divulge any confidential information of the principal to any third party, and they hereby indemnify the principal, and any of its’ related entities, against any loss or damage they may suffer as a result of the breach of confidentiality.

The Principal and the client agree that: (i)

The principals’ responsibilities are more particularized and outlined at annexure “A” herein;

(ii)

The clients’ responsibilities are more particularized and outlined at annexure “B” herein;

(iii)

By the signing of a Jayes Travel Women Booking Form the client agrees: (1) To engage the services of the principal; (2) To be bound by these terms and conditions of trade; and (3) Warrants to the principal that the information provided herein is true and correct.

(i)

Each liability or obligation imposed on that Party is a joint and several liability or obligation in respect of each person constituting that Party;

(ii)

Each right given to that Party is a right given to each person severally; and

(iii)

Any representation, promise, warranty or undertaking made in respect of this Agreement made by one or more of them binds all of them jointly and severally.

12.

Privacy Under Privacy legislation, the client and the Guarantors, agree that the principal may give and seek from credit providers, auditors, accountants, banks and any credit providers named in a credit report by a credit reporting agency, information about the clients’, or the Guarantors’ credit arrangements. The client and the Guarantors understand that this information can include any information about the clients’ and/or the Guarantors’ creditworthiness, credit standing, history or credit capacity that credit providers are allowed to give or receive from each other under the Privacy legislation.

13.

Termination

(i)

The principal may terminate this Agreement without incurring any liability to the client, if the client:

GST

(i)

9.

Intellectual Property

(i)

The client acknowledges that all intellectual property in all materials and services of the principal, or its’ servants or agents, in the course of fulfilment of the principals’ obligations herein, are the absolute property of the principal, and that the client shall do all things and sign all documents that may be necessary to vest such intellectual property in the principal; and

(ii)

The client irrevocably appoints the principal to be the client’ attorney to do all things and sign all documents that may be necessary to vest such intellectual property in the principal.

Joint and Several Liability If any Party to this Agreement consists of more than one person, then:

In the event of the client failing to pay accounts on time, the client agrees:

(xiii) Obligations under this agreement affecting more than one party bind them jointly and each of them severally.

(ii)

11.

(1) Fails to make a payment due to the principal under this agreement by the due date (2) Is guilty of wilful neglect in the discharge of its’ duties under this agreement; (3) Becomes bankrupt, goes into liquidation, or makes any assignment, arrangement or composition with creditors, on the happening of the event; or (4) Becomes of unsound mind, on the appointment of a guardian; (5) Breaches any obligation which is imposed on the client under this agreement; or (6) Is convicted of any criminal or civil offence on conviction, other than an offence which, in the reasonable opinion of the principal does not affect the clients’ ability to perform its’ obligations under this agreement.

To the extent that any services or any other supplies made or performed under this agreement are or become a Taxable Supply, or otherwise subject to GST:

References to a party are intended to bind their executors, administrators and permitted transferees; and

This agreement will commence immediately upon the client completing and executing a booking form;

(1) Provision of the relevant services again by the principal to the client; or (2) Payment of the actual costs of providing the relevant services again during the period in which the liability arises.

(1) To pay to the principal legal costs and disbursements on a solicitor and client basis, for any action necessary to enforce or preserve the rights of the principal under this agreement; and (2) That the principal may suspend its’ obligations under this agreement until such time as all such amounts outstanding have been paid in full by the client.

(viii) Grammatical forms of defined words or phrases have corresponding meanings; (ix)

The client agrees:

(ii)

Termination of the agreement will not prejudice any rights or remedies already accrued to the principal under, or in respect of any breach of this agreement; and

(iii)

After termination of this agreement the client must immediately deliver to the principal all documents relating to any confidential information and intellectual property prepared by the principal or any other person and any equipment, or other devices owned by the principal in the possession of the client.

14.

Dispute Resolution

(i)

If a dispute arises out of or relates to this Agreement (including any dispute as to breach or termination of the Agreement or as to any claim in tort, in equity or pursuant to any statute), neither party may commence any court or arbitration proceedings relating to the dispute unless they have complied with this clause except where they seek urgent interlocutory relief;

(ii)

Notice specifying the nature of the dispute: (1) The party to this Agreement claiming that a dispute has arisen under or in relation to this Agreement must give written notice to the other party to this Agreement specifying the nature of the dispute; and (2) On receipt of the notice referred to in this clause by that party, both parties must endeavour to resolve the dispute expeditiously using informal dispute resolution techniques such as mediation, expert evaluation, or determination or similar techniques agreed by them.


(iii)

(iv)

15.

ANNEXURE “A” - PRINCIPAL RESPONSBILITIES

Mediation: (1) If the client and the principal do not agree within seven days of receipt of the notice (or such further period as agreed in writing by them) as to: (a) the dispute resolution technique and procedures to be adopted; (b) the timetable for all steps in those procedures; and (c) the selection and compensation of the independent person required for such technique, then they must mediate the dispute in accordance with the mediation rules of the recognised professional association for solicitors in the state of New South Wales. The president of this professional association, or the presidents’ nominee, will select the mediator, and determine the mediators’ remuneration.

1.

To appoint a representative to accompany the client from the beginning until the end of the travel arrangements;

2.

The representatives’ main role is to communicate with the local tour operators, hoteliers and airlines, together with the client to ensure the tour runs smoothly, and schedules are met; and

3.

The representative is also responsible for reconfirming all arrangements, checking all passengers into their rooms and flights, and looking after all travel documentation.

4.

The principal undertakes to take reasonable steps to noise levels and odours on tour, and the principal will not be liable for any such issues that may arise;

Proceedings:

5.

If the mediation referred to above is not completed within four weeks of reference to a mediator, either party may commence any court or arbitration proceedings relating to the dispute as they see fit.

Whilst photography services may be provided, the principal cannot guarantee that every scene or feature in tour brochures will be available on each tour, and accepts no liability for such issues;

6.

The principal will use reasonable endeavours to ensure that smoking areas and times will be available on tour, and the principal accepts no liability for such issues. Smoking is not permitted on coaches, not other designated places from time to time.

Legal advice The parties acknowledge that they may obtain independent and separate legal advice about the meaning and effect of this agreement, and agree that its’ terms and conditions are fair and reasonable.

16.

1.

A communication required by these terms and conditions, by a party to another, must be in writing and may be given to them by being:

Accepting the principal tour routes, selection and booking of hotels, and selection of sights and events to participate in;

2.

The client understands that at any time during the tour, they can simply opt not to participate in activities, or even entire days. In that event, the client needs to advise the representative of the principal;

3.

Any activities which are included, but not used by the client, are at the clients’ loss, and no refunds will be given;

4.

The principal can cater for most special dietary requirements. It is the client’s responsibility to advise the principal of any such requirements. However, due to factors including remoteness of location, suppliers not be able to supply the specified foods, and the principal accepts no liability for such issues;

5.

Each party agrees to pay their own legal costs and disbursements associated with the execution of these terms and conditions and the date of acceptance of the terms and conditions will be the date on which the client completes and executes a booking form.

It is strongly recommended that the client arrange for travel insurance to protect them for such things as costs of cancellation before a tour commences, and during the tour, stolen luggage, extra accommodation, flying home and health issues;

6.

If the client is dissatisfied with any aspect of the tour, they must undertake dispute resolution procedures outlined in this agreement;

Variation

7.

Medical services cannot be provided on tour, though they can be provided at the clients’ own expense, and the client will need to consult with the tour guide in the event these services are required. The principal accepts no responsibility, nor liability for the provision of medical services provided. and

8.

The client is also required to be able to undertake activities including walking and hiking. In that regard, clients’ are required to complete a medical declaration, which is a legal document, and if not completed honestly and correctly, the client may be requested to not participate in certain activities, and if so, any costs to join the tour group elsewhere at the clients’ own expense.

Delivered personally; or

(ii)

Posted to their address specified in this agreement, or as later notified by them, in which case it will be treated as having been received on the second business day after posting; or

(ii)

Faxed to the facsimile number of the party with acknowledgment of receipt received electronically by the sender, when it will be treated as received on the day of sending; or

(iv)

Sent by email to their email address, when it will be treated as received on that day.

17.

Legal Costs

18.

No modification of this Agreement will be effective unless it is in writing and signed by both parties. 19.

Waiver The failure, delay, relaxation or indulgence on the part of any party exercising any power or right conferred on that party by these terms and conditions does not operate as a waiver of that power or right, nor does the single exercise of any power or right preclude any other or further exercise of any other power or right under this agreement.

20.

21.

Entire Agreement

22.

23.

ANNEXURE “C” – FEES, CHARGES AND ITINERARY DETAILS

This document, including any attachments, is the entire Agreement between the parties. The parties to this agreement hereby agree that a warranty, representation or guarantee, or other term or condition of any nature not contained or recorded in this agreement is of no legal force or effect.

1.

The principal will provide the client with the most up to date itinerary prior to departure. However, unforeseen circumstances may require last minute alterations to the itinerary;

Severance

2.

Itinerary changes are always made in the best interest of the group as all itineraries are subject to change;

3.

The parties acknowledge that the relationship created by this agreement is that of principal and client, and not any other relationship, and, in particular, not the relationship of employer and employee, or a relationship of partnership, and neither party has the authority to bind the other.

The principal reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any tour departure in accordance with operating requirements (minimum numbers). At least 30 days’ notice will be provided to the client in that event. Should this occur, the principal will offer the client an alternative arrangement. If there is a difference in the cost, this will be at the clients’ expense. If the client does not accept that proposal, the transaction will be treated as concluded by mutual agreement, funds paid by the client to the principal and the principal will incur no legal liability beyond the refund to the client.

4.

Governing Law This Agreement is governed by the laws of the state of New South Wales Australia, and the parties submit to the non exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of that state.

The principal takes no responsibility for other persons sleeping habits, or behaviour in the event rooms are shared. Should the client be concerned about such issues, a single room would be recommended.

5.

Items not included in travel fees include, but are not limited to:

If any provision of this agreement is invalid and not enforceable in accordance with its’ terms, other provisions which are self sustaining and capable of separate enforcement with regard to the invalid provision, are and continue to be valid and enforceable in accordance with their terms.

6.

Relationship of the parties

(a) Costs associated with the client obtaining and maintaining a current passport for travel; (b) Any meal which is not included on the itinerary;

Reservations and Payments: (a) In order for a client to secure a reservation, they must provide to the principal a completed booking form; (b) Upon receipt of the booking form by the principal, the client has 7 days in which to pay a non-refundable and non-transferable deposit to confirm the client’s booking; (c) The balance payment (that is the total tour cost less deposit) is payable by the client to principal no later than the date as indicated on the confirmation letter issued by the principal to the client and/or no later 45 days prior to the travel departure date; (d) Payments can be made by the client to the principal by Electronic Fund Transfer (“EFT”), cash, cheque or credit care. (e) Any payments made by the client to the principal by credit card will incur additional fees.

7.

Cancellations and cancellation fees: (a) Travel arrangements can only be cancelled by the client providing the principal by way of written notice; (b) If such notice is provided to the principal by the client before the balance payment is made, the principal will retain any deposit which has been paid to them by the client; (c) If the deposit and/or the balance payment have not been made by the client to the principal by the date as indicated on the confirmation letter provided by the principal to the client, or at least 45 days prior to departure, then the principal reserves the right to cancel the client’s reservation; (d) If a client’s reservation is cancelled within 45 days of the departure date, then the client will forfeit all monies paid by them to the principal as at the date of cancellation.

ANNEXURE “B” – CLIENT RESPONSIBILITIES AND WARRANTIES

Notices

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(c) Any drinks which are not included on the itinerary; (d) Costs of the clients obtaining vaccinations; (e) Client’s spending money; and (f) Other incidentals.

8.

Changes to booking details associated with incorrect personal details: (a) The client must provide to the principal their personal details, including their name and date of birth, exactly as they appear on their passport upon booking; (b) Should the client provide incorrect personal details to the principal, the client becomes liable to pay to the principal a change of details fee in the sum of $35.00 on demand by the principal; (c) Should a client not provide to the principal their personal details, exactly as they appear on their passport, there may be additional fees charged by third parties, including but not limited to airlines and hoteliers.


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