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2014-2015

UK & EUROPE


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Qantas Holidays presents

UK & Europe Qantas Holidays’ accommodation ratings These Qantas Holidays’ ratings are provided as a guide only and may alter throughout the year due to a change of circumstance. Ratings may also vary from room to room. Please remember these are Qantas Holidays’ views and are not related to any other rating system. TTTTTDeluxe property, providing international standards of accommodation, cuisine, facilities and outstanding service. TTTTSuperior property, providing wellappointed rooms, a wide range of facilities and a high standard of service. A memorable experience. TTTStandard property, providing comfortable rooms, pleasant service and adequate facilities. TTModerate accommodation with comfortable furnishings and facilities. INDULGENCE A collection of properties which are unique and different, offering outstanding service and amenities.

Qantas Holidays’ accommodation information Check-in/check-out time: Whilst times can change from property to property the standard check-in time is 2.00pm with check-out at 10.00am. Please check before booking.

Accommodation and itinerary changes: While we make every effort to provide correct information in this brochure, individual operators reserve the right to make changes to itineraries and property facilities. If at all possible, we’ll advise you of any changes at the time of booking.

Symbols Throughout the brochure you’ll also find a superb selection of value-for-money options. Just check out the symbols below and keep an eye out for them throughout the brochure. NOTE: These special offers are generally not combinable. Only one offer per booking applies and stays must be on consecutive nights. Check with your travel consultant before booking.

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Value offers:  Hotels that will save you money by offering extra value items such as breakfasts, kids’ meal deals or late check-out.

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Bonus nights:  Hotels that offer bonus nights based on the length of stay booked.

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WiFi:  Hotels offer WiFi access. Check with the hotel for full details and any applicable charges.

Upgrades: Another special offer, this time a room upgrade! Subject to availability. Honeymoon offers: Exclusive offers for those planning their honeymoon. Family friendly:  Hotels offering great children’s facilities such as baby-sitting, child menus, kid’s club, highchairs and cots.

Accommodation features: All the room features shown in this brochure relate to the standard or basic room category.

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New: Discover what’s new in our 2014-15 brochure.

People per room: The number of people permitted in the room, is shown for each room category. Please check before booking.

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Disabled facilities: Hotels offering in-room disabled facilities.

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Sightseeing: This symbol denotes specific sightseeing information.

People with a disability: Some properties provide a range of facilities for people with a disability. Please refer to the accommodation features grid and check before booking. Run of house: This is the term used for the best available room which will be provided to you at time of check-in. Park Güell, Barcelona

tours: Qantas Holidays offers a range of mini tours O ofMinivarying duration. What to do: On a short break? How we can help you c experience the city in 72 hours! Our View: Our opinion of the product to help with your selection.

Use your Qantas Points towards any Qantas Holidays product.# (See page 4 for details)


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Qantas Holidays, winner of the National Travel Industry Award for Best Wholesaler – Australian Product

CONTENTS Welcome 

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Your brochure  2 Flying to UK & Europe  4 Qantas Frequent Flyer  4 Planning your holiday  5 Stopovers  6 Go-as-you-please  8 Car hire  9 Campervan hire 12 Rail 13 BRITAIN AND IRELAND 16 Accommodation passes  18 Self Drive Touring Britain  19 London 20 London sightseeing 30 Regional England 32

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Scotland and Wales 34 Edinburgh 35 Glasgow 36 Regional Scotland and Wales 37 UK Touring  38 Ireland  39 Dublin  39 Belfast 41 Regional Ireland 42 Self Drive Touring Ireland 43 Coach Touring Ireland 44 EUROPE45 France 

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Italy 

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Spain

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Portugal 75 Belgium 75 Germany 76 Austria 

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Switzerland 

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The Netherlands

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Denmark86 Sweden86 Czech Republic 87 Hungary88 Croatia89 Greece 

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Turkey 

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Booking conditions 

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*Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for card payments which vary. If you book with Qantas Holidays an additional 2% fee applies to credit card payments. Prices are correct as at 20 Sep 2013 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. ^Best available daily rate refers to the lowest price available as at 20 Sep 2013 and may change at the discretion of the hotel or tour operator. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Offers subject to availability. Airfares not included unless otherwise specified. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. See booking conditions on back page.


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Your Qantas Holidays brochure

Earn 1 Qantas Point* per $1 spent^ with Qantas Holidays Qantas Frequent Flyers earn 1 point per $1 spent^ on Qantas Holidays combined air and land packages when flying with Qantas or Jetstar (excludes Jetstar Asia and Jetstar Pacific).~ Qantas Frequent Flyers also earn points for eligible Qantas and Jetstar flights booked as part of these packages – that means members earn even more points by booking Qantas and Jetstar flights as part of a Qantas Holidays package!

Not a member? To join the Qantas Frequent Flyer program visit qantas.com/frequentflyer. A joining fee may apply.

Redeem your Qantas Points for Qantas Holidays Gift Vouchers

Simply use your points to redeem a Qantas Holidays Gift Voucher# from the Qantas Store at qantas.com/store, then call Qantas Holidays or see your travel agent to redeem the voucher for your holiday package.

*You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn and redeem points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and points are subject to the terms and conditions of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program. ^Amount spent includes surcharges, fees and taxes, credit card service fees and any applicable fees such as amendment fees. ~Package must include air and land components. Air must be on Qantas or Jetstar services or on services with a Qantas or Jetstar flight designator. Mixed carriage is allowed provided one sector is a Qantas or Jetstar service or on a service with a Qantas or Jetstar flight designator #Qantas Holidays Gift Vouchers are available from the Qantas Store. For delivery in Australia only to Australian residents. Valid for 12 months from the date of issue for travel from Australia only. Store Terms of Use and voucher terms and conditions apply. See qantas.com/store for details.

Getting there Flying through Dubai on Qantas and Emirates' 98 A380 and B777 flights per week from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, you can connect to more than 65 one stop destinations in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. This includes seven daily A380 services to London Heathrow, and daily A380 flights to Paris, Rome, Munich, Amsterdam, Manchester and Moscow.

Flying with Qantas Travel the world with The Spirit of Australia when you fly with Qantas, the world’s most experienced airline, having flown continuously for over 90 years. As well as flying across an extensive network of destinations in Australia and the world, Qantas is a member of a leading airline alliance, oneworldTM. This alliance gives Qantas customers access to over 850 destinations worldwide.

Flying with Qantas and Emirates Qantas Holidays offer you Qantas and Emirates, two of the world’s leading airlines, in a global partnership that gives you the traveller even more choice. Qantas and Emirates fly 14 times a day from Australia to Dubai, and provide ‘one-stop’ access to destinations across the United Kingdom, Europe and the Middle East. Together they offer the largest shared A380 network, exceptional lounges here and abroad for eligible passengers and award winning service.

With a proud history of reliability, safety, engineering excellence, and outstanding customer service, Qantas is committed to continually investing in the latest technologies. Flying on selected services, the new Qantas A380 offers greater comfort and sense of space, and state-of-the-art innovation across the First, Business, Premium Economy and Economy cabins.

Price Changes *Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for card payments which vary. If you book with Qantas Holidays an additional 2% fee applies to credit card payments. Prices are correct as at 20 September 2013 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Offers subject to availability. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. IMPORTANT NOTE: Applicable booking conditions are on the back of this brochure. Please read that information carefully before booking and paying your deposit.


Planning your holiday

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UK and Europe travel tips The hard part is over and you’ve decided where to go. Now it comes down to the organising. Sometimes it is the basic things that we tend to forget, so Qantas Holidays has compiled some tips to simplify your planning.

k Climate

g Electricity

The day-to-day climate in the UK and Europe varies, but the year is divided into four distinct seasons. In the summer months, the days are usually warm with cooler evenings. The winter season experiences much shorter days and very cool conditions, often with rain and snow.

Standard voltage is 220-240 volts. The UK and Ireland use a 3 rectangular prong and the rest of Europe use a 2 rounded prong. An international adaptor is recommended.

Average temperature range in ºC Winter Summer Belfast 2-7 9-18 Dublin 2-9 10-20 Edinburgh 1-7 2-14 Glasgow 0-7 9-19 London 2-7 12-22 Amsterdam 1-7 14-19 Athens 6-15 20-33 Barcelona 6-13 16-32 Frankfurt -2-5 13-25 Madrid 2-11 16-31 Paris 1-7 13-25 Rome 5-13 12-30 Istanbul 3-12 13-29

18 Apr 14 20 Apr 14 21 Apr 14 1 May 14 14 Jul 14 1 Nov 14 26 Dec 14

e Passports, visas and insurance

Australian passport holders do not require a visa for holiday travel less than 90 days, however an electronic visa is required for entry to Turkey. Passports must be valid for at least six months from date of entry. Please confirm passport and visa requirements with your travel consultant or appropriate embassy or consular office. We strongly recommend purchase of a comprehensive travel insurance policy when you book your holiday.

l Public Holidays Good Friday Easter Sunday Easter Monday Labour Day Bastille Day (France) All Saints Day (Italy) Boxing Day/St Stephen’s Day

l What’s On / Events 14-17 Mar 14 St. Patricks Day Festival (Ireland) 25 May-8 Jun 14 French Open (France) 23 Jun-6 Jul 14 Wimbledon Championships (England) 25-29 Jun 14 Glastonbury Music Festival (England) 7-14 Jul 14 Running of the Bulls (Spain) 5-27 Jul 14 Tour de France (France) 1-23 Aug 14 Edinburgh Military Tattoo (Scotland) 20 Sep-5 Oct 14 Oktoberfest (Germany)

j Currency UK: The Pound sterling (GBP) is used throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Europe: The Euro (EUR) is used by a majority of European countries with the exception of Turkey (Lira), Croatia (Kuna), Denmark (Krone), Sweden (Krona) and Hungary (Forint). Major credit cards are widely accepted and ATM’s are readily available throughout Europe.

i Tipping Tipping in Britain and Ireland is not as prevalent as in other countries. Some restaurants include a service charge on the bill, in which case a tip is unnecessary. Throughout Europe, hotel and restaurant bills include a service charge, but hotel porters and cleaning staff usually expect something for their services. It is also customary to tip in restaurants and cafes. NOTE: Whilst care has been taken to ensure information in this brochure is correct at the time of printing we urge you to check the details of your selected holiday with your travel consultant, prior to booking. You should inquire about local issues and conditions at destinations prior to travel. Qantas Holidays makes no representations as to the safety, conditions or other issues that may exist at any destination. Travel advice can be obtained from various sources including governments, local consular offices or the website of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Discover UK & Europe for FREE! There are many free offers and activities available throughout the UK and Europe and the team at Qantas Holidays have uncovered just a few... • Tate Modern Gallery - Established as one of the world’s great modern art galleries, housed in the shell of the Bankside Power Station along the River Thames, London. • Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris – Visit the Museum for free every day of the year. Just a short walk from the Eiffel Tower, the museum is devoted to contemporary art in all its forms. • Test your luck at La Bocca della Verità (“The Mouth of Truth”) in Rome.

Meet SarahSarah Sarah works in our Melbourne office and has 10 years of travel experience behind her. Follow Sarah throughout this brochure and watch out for her handy tips.

Sarah says...

There is so much to see and do in UK and Europe. From gourmet food, world-renowned landmarks to remnants that speak of times gone by. A trip to UK and Europe is one that you will treasure forever! *Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for card payments which vary. If you book with Qantas Holidays an additional 2% fee applies to credit card payments. Prices are correct as at 20 Sep 2013 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. ^Best available daily rate refers to the lowest price available as at 20 Sep 2013 and may change at the discretion of the hotel or tour operator. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Offers subject to availability. Airfares not included unless otherwise specified. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. See booking conditions on back page.


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Stopovers SINGAPORE AND DUBAI

Stopover in Singapore

What to do

Savour Singapore’s number one drawcard, its mouth-watering food, on a stopover to the UK and Europe. Singapore also delivers Southeast Asia’s best shopping, visit the famous Orchard Road or Marina Square, as well other attractions including the Asian Civilisations Museum, Little India, the Singapore Zoo and the lush greenery of Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, MacRitchie Reservoir and Pulau Ubin. Book your stopover today and look forward to the colour and contrast of Singapore. Superior Room

Superior Room

Peninsula Excelsior Hotel

TTTh 5 Coleman Street, Singapore In the heart of the city’s business district, near Marina Square. Property Facilities: Restaurant, 24 hour room service, bar, 2 pools, gym, tour desk, business centre, shop. Accommodation: 600 rooms and suites, air-conditioning, refrigerator, tea/coffee making facilities, television, WiFi access, hairdryer. Max. in room: Superior Room - 3A or 2A/1C; Deluxe Room - 3A or 2A/1C; Premier Room - 3A or 2A/1C; Premier Club - 3A or 2A/1C. Our View: One of our most popular choices, with great facilities and a handy location for shopping and dining.

VBHDA PRICE FROM

$110

p er person per night twin share * 11 Apr 14-15 Jun 14, 20 Jun 14-17 Sep 14, 22 Sep 14-30 Dec 14, 1 Jan 15-31 Mar 15

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Deluxe Room

PARKROYAL On Pickering

TTTTh 3 Upper Pickering Street, Singapore Close to Raffles Place, bustling Chinatown and entertainment along the Singapore River. Property Facilities: Restaurant, room service, bar, pools, day spa, gym. Accommodation: 367 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, TV, WiFi access, iPod dock. Max. in room: Superior Room - 2A. Value: Stay 3 nights and receive breakfast. Conditions apply. Bonus: Stay 4 nights, pay 3. Blackout dates apply. Our View: A unique hotel concept offering 15,000sq metres of lofty sky gardens. Well appointed modern rooms. 

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in Singap

ore in... • Gardens by the Bay, Bay Precinct, shou a new attraction in the Marina ld Dome and Cloud not be missed! The Flower Forest are a must do! • Race your fam ily an flying fox on Sent d friends down the 400-metre M egaZip osa Island • Talk to the anim als at the Night Safari

Pan Pacific Singapore

TTTTT 7 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Singapore Located in the heart of Marina Square, connected to Suntec City. It is also close to Raffles City and City Hall MRT. Property Facilities: Restaurants, 24 hour room service, bar, pool, day spa, gym, business centre. Accommodation: 790 rooms, airconditioning, mini bar, television, WiFi access, iPod dock. Max. in room: Deluxe Room - 2A. Value: Receive late check-out to 5pm. Conditions apply. Bonus: Stay 4 nights, pay 3. Blackout dates apply. Our View: This cosmopolitan hotel is great for those who want luxury, comfort and style without breaking the bank!

VBUHFSA

$120

p er person per night twin share * (Based on Fri-Sun night stays) 1 Apr 14-15 Jun 14, 20 Jun 14-17 Sep 14

Stopover in Dubai

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$172*

What to do

Dubai combines the excitement of a bustling city with luxurious resorts and eastern traditions with Western modernity. To sample the local flavour, walk the streets of the tranquil, restored Bastakiya area. Transit Passengers: Escape the hustle of busy Dubai airport and enjoy 4 hours at Dubai International Airport Lounge T1 from $43*

per person per night twin share (Based on Fri-Sun night stays) 1 Apr 14-15 Jun 14, 19 Jun 14-23 Aug 14

in Dubai

in... • Take a trip past the famous hotel ha Burj Al Arab Hotel. This s to be seen to be • Visit Dubai’s Go believed! ld So just for its sheer uk. The Souk is amazing size • Take a desert Sa far • Discover the M i tour. This is one experience no all of the Emirate t s home to over 40 to miss! and famous for 0 retailers Ski Dubai

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per adult and in T3 from $71* per adult. 4 hour packages include free drinks, alcohol, snacks, newspapers, comfy seating and a range of luxurious services at your disposal with an affordable price. Standard Room

Superior Room

Ibis Mall Of The Emirates

TT Sheikh Zayed Drive, Dubai Centrally located on Sheikh Zayed Road, just two minutes walk from Mall of The Emirates. Entertainment areas of Palm Jumeirah, Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah Beach are close by. Property Facilities: Restaurant, bar, business centre. Accommodation: 204 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, tea/ coffee making facilities, WiFi access. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A or 1A/1C. Value: Full breakfast daily.  Our View: Modern and comfortable rooms. Ideal for business and leisure guests.

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$69*

Superior Room

Traders Hotel by Shangri-La Dubai

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Cnr Abu Baker Al Siddique & Salah Al Din Road, Dubai Just 10 minutes away from Mamzar Beach Park and the City Centre Shopping Mall. Property Facilities: Restaurant, 24 hour room service, 2 bars, pool, gym, massage service, business centre. Accommodation: 250 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, tea/coffee making facilities,television with in-house movies. Max. in room: Superior Room - 2A. Value: Full breakfast daily. Free WiFi. Our View: Quality hotel that has the efficiency, warmth, comfort and consistent personalised service of a Shangri-La hotel.

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$78*

Jumeirah Creekside Hotel

TTTTT Street 2A, Al Garhoud, Garhoud, Dubai An intimate and luxurious hotel, close to the international airport. Property Facilities: 2 restaurants, 2 bars, cafe, pool, day spa, gym, tennis court. Accommodation: 292 rooms, airconditioning, mini bar, coffee machine, television, iPod dock. Max. in room: Superior Room - 3A or 2A/1C; Deluxe Room - 3A or 2A/1C. Value: Full breakfast daily. Free WiFi. Free access to Wild Wadi Waterpark. Free daily soft minibar. Our View: 24 hour stays are available; allowing you to check in anytime day or night and checkout 24 hours later.

VFA p er person per night twin share Based on best available daily rate^

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$140*

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p er person per night twin share 10 May 14-31 Aug 14


Stopovers THAILAND AND HONG KONG

Stopover in Thailand Whether you seek relaxation or adventure, Thailand’s capital Bangkok, is the perfect stopover en route to Britain and Ireland. Savour the stunning natural scenery of the country’s many tropical islands or step up the pace in dynamic Bangkok: shop, eat and party ‘til your heart’s content here. Be sure to visit the Royal Palace and the Golden Buddha, ride the city’s busy canal, take a cooking class, or be pampered in a luxury hotel. Superior Room

Superior Room

Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel

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Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok Leisurely 5 minutes stroll via the air-conditioned underground walkway or short ride on the airport shuttle from gate 4. Property Facilities: 4 restaurants, 24 hour room service, 2 bars, pool, day spa, gym, WiFi access. Accommodation: 612 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, tea/coffee making facilities. Max. in room: Superior Room - 3A or 2A/2C; Deluxe Room - 3A or 2A/2C; Junior Suite - 3A or 2A/2C; Executive Suite - 3A. Our View: Modern, well presented hotel with 24 hour flexi check-in and excellent rooms and facilities.

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$94*

p er person per night twin share 1 Apr 14-31 Mar 15

TTT 120/126 Rajaprarop Road, Bangkok Walking distance to airport rail link, Pantip IT Mall and Central World. Property Facilities: 3 restaurant, room service, 2 bars, 2 pools, day spa, gym, WiFi access. Accommodation: 455 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, television, hairdryer. Max. in room: Superior Room - 3A or 2A/1C; Deluxe Room - 3A or 2A/1C; Family Suite - 4A or 2A/2C. Value: Stay 3 nights in a Superior room and receive an upgrade to a Deluxe room. Valid 1 Apr 14-31 Oct 14. Our View: Popular hotel in a great location for shoppers. Well maintained with friendly service and good value.

VBUHSA

$47*

p er person per night twin share 1 Apr 14-31 Mar 15

Stopover in Hong Kong For shopaholics, Hong Kong is the ultimate fix of clothing, jewellery and electronics. Visit the open-air, night markets for great bargains. Ride The Peak, a hair-raising tram trip to Victoria Peak, and drink in the unbeatable harbour and city views. Float on one of the busiest and most exotic harbours. Listen to the cheering crowds at Happy Valley. Worship at the city’s most interesting temple, Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin. Book your stopover now and immerse yourself in this energetic city. Superior City View Room

Harbour Plaza North Point

TTTT 665 King’s Road, North Point Between the exciting Causeway Bay and Quarry Bay. Property Facilities: Restaurant, 24 hour room service, bar, pool, gym, business centre. Accommodation: 669 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, television, WiFi access, in-room safe. Max. in room: Superior City View Room - 3A or 2A/1C; Superior Side Harbour View Room - 3A or 2A/1C; One Bedroom Suite - 3A or 2A/2C. Value: Stay 2 nights and receive a high tea set for two. Our View: Well presented throughout. The One Bedroom Suites are recommended for families.

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$77*

p er person per night twin share 1 Apr 14-11 Apr 14, 1 May 14-15 Sep 14, 3 Jan 15-19 Feb 15, 24 Feb 15-3 Mar 15

Superior Room

The Kowloon Hotel

TTTT 19-21 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon In the centre of Tsim Sha Tsui, close to all major shopping centres and attractions. Property Facilities: Restaurants, room service, bar, business centre, shop, massage service. Accommodation: 736 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, television, WiFi access, hairdryer. Max. in room: Superior Room - 2A; Harbour View Room - 2A; Club Superior Room - 2A. Value: Stay 5 nights and receive an upgrade. Conditions apply. Our View: A thoroughly recommended, popular hotel with cosy rooms in an excellent location.

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$102

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Superior Room

Indra Regent Hotel

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What to do

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p er person per night twin share * 1 May 14-3 Sep 14, 18 Nov 14-19 Dec 14, 20 Jan 15-6 Mar 15

Pathumwan Princess Hotel TTTTh 444 Phayathai Road, Wangmai, Pathumwan, Bangkok Connected to MBK shopping centre and close to the Skytrain, restaurants of Siam Square and Central World Plaza. Property Facilities: 5 restaurants, room service, bar, pool, spa, gym, business centre. Accommodation: 455 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, television, hairdryer. Max. in room: Superior Room - 3A or 2A/1C; Deluxe Room - 3A or 2A/1C; ExecuPlus Suite - 3A or 2A/1C. Value: Full breakfast daily. Free WiFi. Our View: Hard to beat for location for the dedicated shopper. The lobby has direct access to the MBK shopping complex.

VBHFDA PRICE FROM

$101*

What to do

p er person per night twin share 1 Apr 14-31 Oct 14

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Kong in... • Find a bargain at th as Stanley Marke e many lively markets such ts and the ladies market in Mongkok • Pamper yourse lf with a reflexo logy foot massa • Enjoy one of th ge e best city’s in th e wo dining, enjoy tra ditional dim sum rld for fine cuisine and at one of Hong Ko many restauran ts ng’s • Visit Hong Kong Disneyland!

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Deluxe Langham Room

The Langham, Hong Kong

TTTTT 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon A few minutes walk from the Star Ferry and Victoria Harbour, Tsim Sha Tsui shopping, entertainment and MTR stations. Property Facilities: 4 restaurants, room service, bar, pool, gym, day spa, business centre. Accommodation: 495 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, television, DVD player, WiFi access, iPod dock, hairdryer. Max. in room: Deluxe Langham Room - 2A; Grand Room - 3A; Grand Langham Room - 2A. Our View: An elegant hotel with a great atmosphere and comfortable rooms. Excellent location and highly recommended.

BUSDA PRICE FROM

$175*

p er person per night twin share 1 Apr 14-10 Apr 14, 1 May 14-11 Sep 14, 23 Nov 14-23 Dec 14, 18 Jan 15-19 Feb 15

*Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for card payments which vary. If you book with Qantas Holidays an additional 2% fee applies to credit card payments. Prices are correct as at 20 Sep 2013 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. ^Best available daily rate refers to the lowest price available as at 20 Sep 2013 and may change at the discretion of the hotel or tour operator. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Offers subject to availability. Airfares not included unless otherwise specified. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. See booking conditions on back page.


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Go-as-you-please

Go-as-you-please Take your time to explore the riches of Europe. From the cobblestone streets of London to Paris and the Tuscan countryside, there’s plenty to see and it’s great to explore all the sights as you please. The following suggestions will help you make the most of your holiday.

Car and Campervan hire

Rail

Car and campervan hire is always a popular way to explore UK and Europe. Generally the roads are of good quality and well signposted. The scenery is spectacular and everchanging and you’ll find plenty of points of interest to stop and explore along the way. And for your convenience, one way rentals are permitted between countries too – pick it up here and drop it off there! For further details refer to pages 9 for Europcar car hire, page 10-11 for Hertz car hire and page 12 for Just Go Campers campervan hire.

Rail is widely recognised as one of the fastest, most convenient and popular ways to get around the UK and Europe. It’s efficient and economical and the network is very extensive. Qantas Holidays offers a selection of UK and Europe rail passes to choose from.

The figures on both charts refer to the most direct connections on motorways and main roads in kilometres. These driving distances are approximate and should be used as a guide only. For travel to other destinations throughout UK and Europe, details are available on application. Amsterdam 1545

Edinburgh

765 1070

784

725

590

950

95

500

Lucerne

909 1050

845

763

810

440

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Paris

616

778

939

425

Belfast

319^ 751^ 435^ 237^

1790

345

Galway

630 2321 1539 1795 1935 1395 1900 1645

1085 1065 1063 1049 825 1380 1320

Cork 1190^ 1139^

590

962

690 1401 1197

520 1040 1071

274

725

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285 1680

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380

570

340

350 2005

550

475 1100

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735 1320

360

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411

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347

500

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535

585 1265

870

820

915

910 2055

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975

735 1495

570

145

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965

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Venice

1370 1285

985 1331

270

850

690

930

570 1965

285

500

655 1165

570

440

Vienna

1160 1760

670 1304

875

720 1010

740

790 2380

820

400 1260 1200 1140

290

615

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820 1080

836

630

430

340

55 1670

305

300

935

465

590

740

Rome

Salzburg

Venice

Vienna

Geneva

Calais

275

760

575

Nice

500 2135

Paris

480

Madrid

745

Lucerne

540

Heidelberg

685

Florence

735 1107

Frankfurt

970 1525

Berlin

Salzburg

753

322

Note: ^These distances do not include ferry crossing.

300 1350 1030 1260

195

166

490 1057

Milan

1710 1430 1482 1626

325

646

Munich

Rome

649

Dublin

607 1045 692

Nice

403

84

Cork

945

540 685

Milan

620

Glasgow

Belfast

469 1305 559 1210

Munich

675

1405 1430 1203 1347

Heidelberg Madrid

London Fishguard

Dublin

Florence

987

Glasgow

392 1309

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Zurich

Calais

Fishguard

666 1799

London

Berlin

Edinburgh

Barcelona

Geneva

Keep an eye out for these tours throughout the brochure, for more cities contact Qantas Holidays.

Accommodation passes are an excellent way to experience the best of Britain. They offer great flexibility allowing you to stay in accommodation that suits your budget. There are hundreds of properties throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland to choose from. Refer to page 18-19 for more options.

Distance chart

Frankfurt

The best way to see a city is with a City Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off Tour. Sightseeing has never been so much fun! Hop On and Hop Off as much as you like at any of the bus stops on the route and see all the best sights and attractions that the town or city has to offer. City Sightseeing offers Hop On and Hop Off tours in many cities across the UK and Europe. Tours are available in a variety of cities including – Amsterdam, Athens, Brussels, London, Paris, Rome, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Cardiff, Dublin, Barcelona and Berlin.

Accommodation Passes

The popular Eurail passes allow you to take as many trains as you like, stopping anywhere and anytime. A great way

Barcelona

To help plan your dream European adventures, Qantas Holidays has selected some amazing touring options to help you explore everything that the UK and Europe have to offer. From cooking classes in the beautiful landscapes of Tuscany (see page 69), or witnessing the sights made famous by the Sound of Music (see page 82) or just discover the rich culture of Scotland and Ireland (see pages 38,43 and 44). There’s a tour for you, for any budget and length of time, for more details keep an eye out for touring options throughout the brochure. If none of these appeal to you, remember you can always build your own tours, combining car hire, sightseeing, accommodation passes and hotels to suit your needs and budget.

The renowned Eurostar is available for travel between London and Paris, as well as connections to other stations throughout France and Belgium. For further details and great pass options, refer to page 14.

BritRail’s attractive range of passes offers great value, convenience and flexibility for exploring fascinating destinations in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. The passes allow you the freedom to travel as often as you want and when you want. For more detailed information refer to page 13.

Amsterdam

Touring

to relax and experience the best of Europe. Refer to page 14 for more details.


Car Hire EUROPCAR

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Blarney Castle, Ireland

Europcar Europcar’s expertise in car rental will ensure your stay in the United Kingdom and Europe is trouble-free and enjoyable. Earlybird discount offers are available. Please enquire for further details.

IDMR - VW Passat or similar

Conditions of Hire • A minimum deposit or credit card imprint at the commencement of the rental to cover fuel and optional services will be required. • All drivers must have a valid driver’s licenses issued in their country of residence, held of for at least 12 months. For Italy and France an international drivers license is mandatory. Other countries may also require an international drivers license, please check with your travel agent prior to booking. • Minimum age for drivers is between 21 and 25 years depending on the vehicle class. A Young Driver Surcharge applies to all drivers under 25 years, details are available on application. Conditions apply, please ask for details. One Way Rentals • United Kingdom - Additional charges may apply if you wish to take your vehicle from mainland UK to Northern Ireland and between Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland. International one-ways are not permitted. • Travel to the European continent or the Republic of Ireland is not permitted until the Europdrive Package is purchased direct. Only certain countries and vehicle types are permitted. Cost details are available on application. • Europe - International one ways are permitted. Fees and conditions apply based on different car types and destinations; please enquire at time of booking. Covers • Collision Damage Waiver provides cover for accident damage to the Europcar vehicle. It is subject to an excess. The amount is subject to car model and destination. Details of the standard excess are available on application. • Theft Waiver provides cover against theft or vandalism for the vehicle subject to excess. Details of the standard excesses are available on application.

CDMR - Ford Focus or similar

FDAR - Audi A4 or similar

Optional Cover Europcar offers a number of optional cover packages available at time of hire to reduce excess amounts. These are payable direct.

London Congestion Charge A Congestion Charge is applicable in Central London. The charge is payable daily Monday to Friday for each day that a vehicle moves within the zone. Ask your travel agent or Europcar for details, alternatively please refer to www.cclondon.com.

*Prices are a guide only Category

Car Type (or similar)

United Kingdom including Northern Ireland Rental Vauxhall Astra CCMR IDMR SDAR

Citroen Picasso Vauxhall Insignia

Republic of Ireland Rental Ford Focus CDMR IDMR FDAR

France Rental ECMR IDMR SDMR

Italy Rental EDMR CWMR IDMR

Germany Rental CDMR IDAR SDMR

Max. persons† PPPPP PPPPP PPPPP

Toyota Avensis Audi A4 Auto

PPPPP PPPPP PPPPP

VW Polo VW Golf VW Passat

PPPPP PPPPP PPPPP

Renault Clio Citroen Picasso VW Passat

PPPPP PPPPP PPPPP

Opel Astra Mercedes B Class Audi A4

PPPPP PPPPP PPPPP

Price per car per day (AUD) 3-4 Days

7-13 Days

14-20 Days

21-27 Days

$61 $79 $102

$36 $68 $83

$34 $62 $74

$39 $59 $71

3-6 Days

7-13 Days

14-35 Days

$60 $77 $193

$52 $66 $165

$51 $64 $161

3-5 Days

6-13 Days

14-20 Days

21-29 Days

$58 $75 $79

$48 $62 $69

$44 $58 $62

$39 $54 $60

3-6 Days

8-13 Days

14-20 Days

21+ Days

$77 $90 $101

$62 $72 $81

$58 $68 $76

$54 $63 $71

3-4 Days

7 Days

14 Days

21 Days

$87 $135 $139

$54 $81 $85

$50 $75 $79

$49 $69 $71

*All prices are from per car per day and are based during low season travel. Vehicles can be reserved by car group only and not by particular car model or colour. Car models are subject to change without notice. Rentals are subject to the Terms and Conditions of the Europcar rental agreement and the Europcar standard driver and credit qualifications in effect at time and place of rental. Rental days are based on a 24 hour period. Fees and charges are payable direct and are correct at time of printing and may be subject to change. †This denotes the maximum number of seatbelts in the car. Car hire prices for other countries, cities and car types available on application. No refund on unused days. Please refer to the Europcar terms and conditions, www.europcar.com

*Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for card payments which vary. If you book with Qantas Holidays an additional 2% fee applies to credit card payments. Prices are correct as at 20 Sep 2013 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. ^Best available daily rate refers to the lowest price available as at 20 Sep 2013 and may change at the discretion of the hotel or tour operator. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Offers subject to availability. Airfares not included unless otherwise specified. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. See booking conditions on back page.


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Car Hire

Hohenschwangau Castle, Bavaria, Germany

Hertz car hire The best way to explore Europe is to hire a car, and with depots in convenient locations, Hertz car hire is a fantastic option. As one of the world’s largest car hire companies, Hertz offers a large fleet of excellently-maintained vehicles allowing you to select the right car for you. Book before 31 January 2014 and receive discounts off regular car hire rates. Conditions apply. Please ask for further details.

FVMR - Ford Galaxy or similar

Locations Over 1000 locations from which to choose at airports, capital cities and major tourist centres across these destinations.

Optional Equipment Baby capsules/child seats and Hertz Neverlost Satellite Navigation. Details available upon application. Optional equipment must be prebooked and is payable on collection of your vehicle.

Driver Qualifications • All drivers must have a valid driver’s licence issued in their country of residence, held for at least 12 months. Some countries also require an international driving permit. • In Europe minimum and maximum age restrictions apply and may vary between countries, details available on application. • Young Driver surcharges apply in some countries. Age and car type selected will impact surcharge amounts, details on application.

Deposits A minimum deposit or credit card imprint at the commencement of the rental to cover fuel and optional services will be required. Deposits vary between countries, details available on application. One Way Rentals -“Rent it here, leave it there” Europe: One-way rentals are permitted for certain car groups, these vary between countries in Europe, but in most cases a minimum rental of seven days will apply. Details available on application.

ECMR - Ford Fiesta or similar

CDMR - Ford Focus or similar

IWMR - Ford Mondeo or similar

IDAR - VW Passat or similar

Special Conditions • Additional drivers; charges for additional drivers apply and vary between countries. These charges are to be paid in local currency on collection of the vehicle. Details available on application. • Cars may be driven into continental Europe from mainland Britain only, however, VE103B insurance coverage is required and a fee will apply. Details on application. • Any extension of rentals will be charged at the local retail price, valid at the pick-up rental depot. • Cars collected in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland cannot be driven into UK / Continental Europe. Included Insurance • Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) CDW removes the additional financial responsibility for damage to the vehicle over and above the standard excess amount on the hire as long as the terms of the rental agreement are not violated. Details of the standard excess are available on application. • Theft Protection (TP) Removes the additional financial responsibility for loss or theft of the vehicle over and above the standard excess amount on the hire as long as the terms of the rental agreement are not violated. Details of the standard excesses are available on application. • Third Party Liability Unlimited cover against bodily injury to Third Party or damage to property of Third Party. • The Location Service Charge (LSC)This charge applies to premium depot locations where cars are collected at airports, key city centre locations and railway stations.

• Vehicle Licensing Fee (VLF) is a car registration fee which applies across the United Kingdom and Europe but is not applicable in the Republic of Ireland or Spain. Optional Insurance Hertz has a number of optional insurance packages available at time of hire to reduce excess amounts or provide additional personal accident insurance. These are payable direct. You should check what is covered by your insurance policy. Costs that are not Included Fuel, road tolls and London Congestion charge. Price Includes • Hertz car of your choice • Unlimited kilometres • Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) • Theft Protection (TP) • Third Party Liability Insurance • Location Service Charge (LSC) • Vehicle Licensing Fee* (VLF) (Not applicable in Spain) • Local taxes Plus • Computerised driving directions at major airports • 24 hour Hertz helpline • Maps may be available upon request

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Car Hire

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Villandry Castle, Loire Valley, France

Price Includ

es

• Hertz car of yo ur choice • Unlimited kilom etres • Collision Damag e Waiver (CDW) • Theft Protectio n (TP) • Third Party Lia bility Insurance • Location Service Charge (LSC) • Vehicle Licensin g Fee (VLF) (not applicable in Re Ireland and Spain public of ) • First Additional Driver (only appli cable in Republi Northern Ireland c of Ireland, and UK) • Local taxes Plus • Computerised driving directions at major airports • 24 hour Hertz helpline • Maps may be av ailable upon requ est

*Prices are a guide only Category United Kingdom Rental B - Economy Manual ECMR C - Compact Manual CDMR E - Compact Auto CMAR F - Intermediate Auto IDAR

Northern Ireland Rental B - Economy Manual ECMR C - Compact Manual CDMR E - Compact Auto CCAR F - Intermediate Auto IDAR

Republic of Ireland Rental B - Economy Manual ECMN C - Compact Manual CCMN D - Intermediate Manual IDMR G - Standard Auto SDAR

France Rental (excluding Corsica) B - Economy Manual ECMR C - Compact Manual CDMR F - Compact Auto CDAR H - Intermediate Manual IVMR

Italy Rental B - Economy Manual EDMR D - Compact Manual CDMR E - Intermediate Manual IDMR K - Premium Auto PDAR

Germany Rental B - Economy Manual ECMR D - Compact Manual CDMR G - Intermediate Manual IWMR I - Full Size Auto FDAR

Mainland Spain Rental B - Economy Manual ECMR C - Compact Manual CDMR D - Intermediate Manual IDMR M - Intermediate Auto IDAR/JDAR

Austria Rental B - Economy Manual ECMR D - Intermediate Manual IDMR

Car Type (or similar)

Max Persons

Luggage Capacity^

1 Apr 14-30 Jun 14, 31 Aug 14-14 Dec 14, 1 Jan 15-31 Mar 15 Ford Fiesta Zetec 1L PPPP Ford Focus 1L-1S PPPPP 1L-1S Nissan Juke PPPPP 1L-2S Vauxhall Insignia PPPPP 1 Apr 14-30 Jun 14, 1 Sep 14-14 Dec 14, 1 Jan 15-31 Mar 15 Vauxhall Corsa 1L PPPP 1L-1S Vauxhall Astra PPPPP 1L-1S Ford Focus Zetec PPPPP 1L-2S Vauxhall Insignia PPPPP 1 Apr 14-30 Apr 14, 21 Aug 14-14 Dec 14, 1 Jan 15-31 Mar 15 Opel Corsa 1L PPPP 1L-1S Opel Astra PPPPP 1L-2S Toyota Avensis PPPPP 1L-2S Mazda 6 PPPPP 1 Apr 14-14 Jun 14, 18 Aug 13-17 Dec 14, 5 Jan 15-31 Mar 15 Peugeot 207 1L PPPP Hyundai i30 1L-1S PPPPP 1L-1S Peugeot 308 PPPPP 2L-2S Peugeot 5008 PPPPPPP 1 Apr 14-13 Jun 14, 1 Oct 14-31 Oct 14 Fiat Panda 1L PPPP 1L-1S Ford Focus PPPPP 1L-2S Lancia Delta PPPP 2L-1S Mercedes C Class PPPPP 1 Apr 14-31 Mar 15 Ford Fiesta 1L PPPP 1L-1S Opel Astra PPPPP 2L-2S Ford Mondeo PPPPP 2L-1S Mercedes C Class w/ Sat Nav PPPPP 1-11 Apr 14, 21 Apr 14-5 Jul 14, 18 Aug 14-19 Dec 14, 5 Jan 15-26 Mar 15 Ford Fiesta Trend 1L PPPP 1L-1S Opel Astra PPPPP 2L-1S Ford C-Max PPPPP 2L-1S MB B 180 PPPPP 1 Apr 14-31 Mar 15 Opel Corsa 1L PPPP 2L-1S BMW 1 Series PPPPP

No. of doors

Price per car per day (AUD) 3-5 Days

6-13 Days

14-20 Days

21-27 Days

2/4

$55

$45

$42

$39

4 4 4

$67 $96 $105

$53 $69 $74

$47 $62 $69

$44 $59 $66

3-5 Days

6-13 Days

14-20 Days

21-27 Days

2/4

$49

$42

$37

$32

4 4 4

$55 $88 $103

$47 $76 $88

$41 $66 $77

$39 $62 $72

2/4 4 4 4

2-6 Days

7+ Days

$48 $55 $66 $87

$40 $46 $46 $73

3-5 Days

6-13 Days

14-20 Days

21+ Days

2/4

$72

$53

$51

$42

4 4 4

$85 $115 $124

$63 $85 $91

$60 $81 $88

$50 $68 $73

3-5 Days

6-13 Days

14-20 Days

21+ Days

2/4

$68

$51

$46

$42

4 4 4

$88 $111 $173

$67 $85 $133

$55 $71 $109

$48 $63 $96

3-5 Days

6-13 Days

14-20 Days

21+ Days

$58 $71 $91 $127

$43 $52 $67 $92

$40 $47 $63 $85

$36 $43 $56 $78

3-5 Days

6-13 Days

14+ Days

$60 $67 $101 $114

$50 $57 $85 $96

$45 $51 $77 $86

3-4 Days

5-6 Days

7-13 Days

14+ Days

$95 $124

$90 $118

$81 $106

$76 $99

2/4 4 4 4 2/4 4 4 4 2/4 4

*All prices are from prices per car per day and are valid for the dates specified. Vehicles can be reserved by car group only and not by particular car model or colour. Car models are subject to change without notice. Rentals are subject to the Terms and Conditions of the Hertz rental agreement and the Hertz standard driver and credit qualifications in effect at time and place of rental. Rental days are based on a 24 hour period. Car hire prices for other countries and other car types available on application. No refund on unused services. †This denotes the recommended number of people per vehicle. ^Luggage capacity represents the number of large (L) and small-medium (S) suitcases which fit into the car model (in total).

*Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for card payments which vary. If you book with Qantas Holidays an additional 2% fee applies to credit card payments. Prices are correct as at 20 Sep 2013 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. ^Best available daily rate refers to the lowest price available as at 20 Sep 2013 and may change at the discretion of the hotel or tour operator. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Offers subject to availability. Airfares not included unless otherwise specified. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. See booking conditions on back page.


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Campervan hire JUST GO CAMPERS

Eileen Donan Castle, Scotland

Just go Campers Price inclu

des

• VAT, compreh en applies), unlim sive insurance for main driv er (excess ited kilometre • UK standard s, ve • Fully fitted Ki hicle insurance and breakd own cover tc • TV / DVD, CD hen and bathroom / USB Stereo Sy • Microwave stem • Reversing Se nsors • European Tr avel Packs • Kitchen Star ter • UK campsite Packs guide

Hiring a motorhome from Just go gives you the freedom to choose to travel the journey of your dreams. Find your own ideal place to stay or road to take. Just go’s friendly staff can help you with suggested routes, places to see, recommended campsites. All Just go motorhomes comply with UK and European legislation and are accepted on all ferry and Eurotunnel crossings.

Optional

Extras

available: • Ipad Minis an d Satellite Navi • Generators gation System • Bikes • Picnic Table and Chairs

Just go Camper - Nomad

Just go Camper - Scout

Just go Camper - Discovery

Just go Camper - Pioneer

Just go Camper - Conquest

Just go Camper - Endeavour

Vehicle Features • Air conditioning in the drivers cabin • TV/DVD player and CD player • Bathroom including shower, toilet and hand basin • Self sufficient gas central heating as well as hot and cold running water • Fully equipped kitchen with microwave, hob and fridge • Crockery, cutlery, pots, pans and glasses • Ample storage space • Manual and Automatic transmission available with power steering • Diesel fuel

Depots Cotton Spring Farm, Flamstead, Hertfordshire, AL3 8AF (near M1 junction 9). Free pick up is offered from Luton airport and Harpenden train station. Transfers are available from Heathrow, Stanstead and Gatwick airports (charges apply). Allow 1 hour for pickup and return process at the depot.

Conditions of hire

• Minimum 5-7 days hire required, depending on season. High Summer, Christmas and New Year minimum 7 days hire. • One way rentals not permitted. • Drivers: Driving age is 25 to 70 years. • Driver must have a full licence for 3+ years. Full terms and conditions available on application.

Deposit Just go require a non-refundable booking deposit of A$400 per week of travel. Insurance Standard excess is GB£1000. Therefore in the event of any damage to either the vehicle or third party property, the hirer will be liable for the first GB£1000.00. The hirer will also be fully liable for all overhead damage, any damage deemed as gross negligence, replacement or repair of windows and windscreens or tyre damage. Collision Damage Waiver (CDW): CDW at GB£20 per day will reduce the excess for any damage caused in a collision to either the vehicle or third party property to £0. Please note the CDW Insurance

is completely optional and can be decided upon collection of the vehicle. Conditions apply. European/Ireland Cover: Cover is compulsory, for European cover is GB£10 per day (max GB£210), Ireland cover is GB£5 per day (max GB£105) and payable direct. Covers insurance and roadside assistance to cover mechanical faults with vehicles, call out charges will apply if assistance is required due to client error. Price excludes: Fuel, security deposit, child seats, creature comforts, transfers, additional driver fees, compulsory Europe and Ireland cover.

*From price per campervan per day. Prices are a guide only. Nomad Scout Discovery Pioneer Conquest Endeavour (max 6 people) (max 4 people) (max 4 people) (max 6 people) (max 4 people) (max 6 people) United Kingdom Rental 31 Oct 13-30 Mar 14 31 Mar 14-29 Apr 14 and 30 Sep 14-30 Oct 14 30 Apr 14-30 May 14 31 May 14-21 Jun 14 and 31 Aug 14-29 Sep 14

1 Jul 14-30 Aug 14

$118 $151 $183 $223 $268

$118 $151 $183 $223 $268

$141 $167 $200 $244 $301

$153 $188 $219 $268 $317

$153 $188 $219 $268 $317

$167 $200 $244 $301 $341

*All prices are from prices per campervan per day including VAT, unlimited mileage and comprehensive insurance for the main driver. Minimum rental periods are subject to change during peak periods. Minimum rental hire is 5 days except High Summer, Christmas, New Year, Easter and Glastonbury Festival where a 7 day minimum hire applies. May rates apply for Christmas, New Year and Easter period. Special rates apply for the Glastonbury Festival. Please check all conditions and prices prior to booking with your travel agent.

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UK and Europe by Rail Travelling by rail gives you the freedom and independence to go wherever, whenever. Today’s rail systems offer an endless choice of routes and regular departure times, serviced by modern, comfortable and often high-speed fleets. By day you can relax and enjoy the passing scenery and at night save on accommodation by taking an overnight service, arriving at your destination refreshed and ready to explore. From the most cosmopolitan cities to the tiniest towns, travelling by train is the best way to get around. Trains travel from the heart of one city to the next, so that your next adventure can begin straight away; no traffic jams, frenzied airport connections or costly transfers. Your rail travel will be a unique part of your holiday experience and will leave you with memories that last a lifetime.

If you’re planning to sightsee and car hire doesn’t suit you, then the BritRail Pass is the indispensable buy before you fly product. Travelling by rail allows you to sit back, relax and see the countryside throughout England, Scotland and Wales. BritRail allows you to see even the most distant part of Britain. The rail network is one of the finest in the world, with modern and fast trains. Services are regular and frequent throughout the country, including London Airport Link services such as the Heathrow Express and Gatwick Express. A BritRail Pass offers you the freedom of unlimited travel on this network - all for one economical price. Available only to overseas visitors, it must be purchased before you arrive in Britain and it is available in First or Standard class. With a variety of pass options, it is a great value option for discovering your own Britain. BritRail Consecutive Pass This pass offers unlimited travel for a specified number of consecutive days travel on the rail network of Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales). Also valid for travel on the Heathrow Express, Gatwick Express and Stanstead Sky Train. Passes are available over periods of 3,4,8,15,22 days and one month in Standard and First Class. If your travel is not extending beyond England, there is also an option of a BritRail England Consecutive Pass. BritRail Flexipass Similar to the Consecutive Pass however the BritRail Flexipass offers unlimited travel for a specified number of days within a 2 month period. Days can be nonconsecutive for maximum flexibility. Passes allow 3, 4, 8 and 15 travel days within a two month period. As with the consecutive pass, there is also a BritRail England Flexipass.

BritRail Regional Passes There are several pass options which allow travel within a specified region. A BritRail London Plus Pass is ideal for day trips from London to centres in the south east of England. There is also a BritRail Scottish Freedom Pass which allows you to explore Scotland on offpeak train services and the BritRail Central Scotland Pass, the perfect pass for day trips from Edinburgh or Glasgow. All of these are flexipasses. BritRail + Ireland Pass Planning to explore the UK and Ireland? Then you may need BritRail’s most comprehensive rail pass. The Flexipass allows 5 or 10 travel days within 1 month. There is also a BritRail Irish Sea Crossing that can be combined with this pass. Conditions: • Must be utilised within 6 months of date of issue. • Not refundable if lost or stolen. • No refund on partially used services. • No refund once ticket is validated.

Our view : We recommend a five-day trip through the Scottish Highlands - easily one of the most scenic and beautiful rail journeys in the world. 3 day 1st class BritRail Consecutive Pass from $349* per adult

*Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for card payments which vary. If you book with Qantas Holidays an additional 2% fee applies to credit card payments. Prices are correct as at 20 Sep 2013 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. ^Best available daily rate refers to the lowest price available as at 20 Sep 2013 and may change at the discretion of the hotel or tour operator. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Offers subject to availability. Airfares not included unless otherwise specified. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. See booking conditions on back page.


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UK AND EUROPE BY RAIL

t Eurostar Travelling via the Channel Tunnel, Eurostar carries passengers from central London to the heart of Paris or Brussels in around the same time as it takes to fly. Departing from London’s St Pancras International Station, Eurostar travels to Gare du Nord in the heart of Paris or Brussels central station Midi. Eurostar links with a number of European rail networks, connecting with trains departing for many other destinations across Europe. Eurostar is completely non-smoking, offering comfort and amenities comparable to few trains in the world. Buffet cars provide a variety of snacks and beverages, other facilities include public telephones, family areas and full size restrooms.

Business Premier – first class service which offer large comfortable seating and includes fast track check-in, exclusive business lounge access and full service at seat dining and beverages. Standard Premier – provides a first class service which includes bigger seats and more space than Standard Class. Complimentary meals and beverages at your seat appropriate to the time of day you are travelling.

t European Rail Passes Travelling by rail throughout Europe is a stress-free, economical way to see this exciting continent. Choose from the passes below for a relaxing, comfortable and convenient transport alternative.

Eurail Global Pass

Provides unlimited travel by rail and on major shipping lines within 24 participating Eurail countries - Austria (including Liechtenstein), Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France (including Monaco), Germany, Greece, Hungary, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey. Choose from two Eurail passes to meet your travel needs.

Eurail Global Pass

Continuous is the more economical pass and allows you to travel on consecutive days for a period of 15 days, 21 days, 1 month, 2 months and 3 months. The flexi pass option is more expensive however travel does not need to be on consecutive days, allowing you to spend as much time as you wish in one destination before continuing your journey. Choose from a 10 or 15 days pass which can be used to travel over 2 months.

Eurail Select Pass

The perfect pass if you are planning to visit only a few European countries. Eurail Select allows you to create your pass, simply choose 3, 4 or 5 of the participating Eurail countries; the countries must be adjoining. You can select the number of days that you wish to travel

Standard Class – provides comfort, convenience, and value for money. Food and beverages are not included and can be purchased on board the train, either from the buffet cars or from the trolley service.

© Eurostar

Departures: There are up to 16 daily services from London’s

St Pancras International Station to Paris Gare du Nord and also in the reverse direction. There are also up to 8 daily services from London to Brussels.

Journey time: Eurostar operates smoothly and silently at speeds of up to 300kms per hour, making the journey between the UK and continental Europe fast and comfortable. The journey time between London and Paris is approximately 2¼ hours. The journey time between London and Brussels is approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes.

© Eurostar

Conditions:

• Reservation can only be confirmed inside 180 days of travel date. • Tickets are only valid for the train time confirmed.

Our view : Comfortable and affordable way to travel between two great cities.

One way Standard Class pricing from $90* per person

from 5, 6, 8, or 10 days within a 2 month travel period. Note: France is no longer a participating country in the Eurail Select program.

Regional Pass

Regional passes are great if your travel will take you to a couple of neighbouring countries. Offering excellent value for money, these passes are designed around popular country combinations such as France and Italy, allowing unlimited rail travel on the national networks of the chosen countries.

One-Country Pass

Planning to fully explore a single country? Then this is the pass for you, there are over 20 one-country passes to choose from.

Fare Options

Many European Passes offer discounted pricing for Youth whilst some have Senior pricing or a Saver Pass option, which provides reduced pricing for people travelling together. Saver Pass: If you are travelling with 2-5 others at the same time, you can take advantage of the significant discounts offered by purchasing saver pass. Many of the European Rail Pass have a saver fare option. Youth Pass: Significant savings are available if you are under 26 years. A number of passes offer youth fares and these are generally available for 2nd class travel only. Senior Pass: There are a number of passes which offer discounted seniors fares, these are available for travellers who are 60 years and over. Child Pass: Children 4-11 years travel at half price, whilst children under 4 who do not require a seat travel free. Applicable child ages many vary slightly on some passes.

Conditions:

• Must be utilised within 6 months of date of issue. • Not refundable if lost or stolen. • No refund on partially used services. • No refund once ticket is validated.

15 day 1st class Eurail Global Pass Consecutive from $853* per adult

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Luxury Train Journeys Luxury train journeys are a unique travel experience offering a touch of glamour, exquisite cuisine and personal service. The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, travels between some of Europe’s greatest cities, the Royal Scotsman which offers stunning journeys through the remarkable Scottish countryside or the British Pullman and Northern Belle which have a range of unforgettable day tours throughout England. No matter which journey you choose, the experience will provide memories which will last lifetime.

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Embark on a voyage aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and become part of its glorious, everevolving history. You only need to glimpse its gleaming carriages and be greeted by stewards in their distinctive uniform to know that the most memorable journey of your life has begun. Venice SimplonOrient-Express’ classic European journeys travel from London to great European cities including Paris, Venice, Prague, Vienna and Budapest and vice versa. Venice Simplon-Orient-Express also feature annual signature journeys one from Paris to Budapest, Bucharest and Istanbul departing in August and the other from Istanbul via Bucharest and Budapest to Venice in September. Availability is limited and these journeys can sell out well in advance, it is best to plan and book at least 12 months in advance.

The Royal Scotsman

The Royal Scotsman’s traditional style and elegant comfort provide an unrivalled and luxurious way to explore and enjoy the very best of Scotland and the Highlands. With a maximum of 36 passengers onboard the exceptional two to seven night journeys from April to October give you a chance to do more than simply admire the stunning scenery, with options to suit all tastes. Take part in activities such as clay pigeon shooting, highland safaris, fishing, golf and visits to traditional whisky distilleries, local castle and grand country estates.

London to Venice from $3,060* per person, twin share

2 Day Highlands Journey from $3,470* per person, twin share

The British Pullman

The Northern Belle

Step on board the British Pullman, sister train to the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, and you are back in the heyday of great train travel. Seated in vintage carriages that once ran on legendary 1920s services such as the Brighton Belle and Golden Arrow, you are surrounded by a world of pure indulgence. Glide through stunning scenery from London to destinations all over Britain as champagne flows and gourmet cuisine is served. Glamour, fun and a dash of adventure are all part of day excursions to cities, country houses and sporting events.

Golden Age of Travel Day Trip from $470* per person, Golden Age of Travel Steam Hauled Day Trip from $595* per person

The Northern Belle reflects the style of England’s 1930s ‘Belle’ trains and the British Pullman carriages of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Its luxurious interiors celebrate the finest craftsmanship with decorative marquetry, brassware and mosaic floors. Travel through some of Britain’s most beautiful scenery while enjoying wines and cuisine based on produce from the landscapes that you pass. Departing from regional stations throughout the UK, the train is an opulent destination in itself as it visits cities, castles and major events.

Spirit of Travel Lunch or Dinner Trip from $355* per person

*Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for card payments which vary. If you book with Qantas Holidays an additional 2% fee applies to credit card payments. Prices are correct as at 20 Sep 2013 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. ^Best available daily rate refers to the lowest price available as at 20 Sep 2013 and may change at the discretion of the hotel or tour operator. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Offers subject to availability. Airfares not included unless otherwise specified. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. See booking conditions on back page.


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From the undulating hills of Oxfordshire to Stratford-uponAvon, the birthplace of Shakespeare, England is beauty and history combined. It’s also the perfect destination for adventure and activity, whether you’re cycling in Norfolk, surfing off Newquay or rock climbing in the Peak District. London, England’s capital, is a melting pot of people and has some of the richest culture in Europe. Visit the Tower of London, wander along the Thames, marvel at Big Ben, take a black cab or a red double decker bus ride – all quintessential British experiences. Be sure, too, to make it out of London’s gates and relax with the locals in a country pub, enjoy a balmy summer’s day music festival or watch a cricket match, the nation’s official pastime.

The Welsh spirit is the country’s defining feature and it’s evident everywhere, from its art and films to rollicking traditional music and non-stop live rock scene. Wales is also supremely beautiful; magnificent cities, sweeping mountains and dramatic coastlines. Seek out Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and walk its winding trails past pounding surf, windswept beaches and plunging limestone cliffs. Cosmopolitan Cardiff, the Welsh capital, is a mix of eccentric castle, dynamic waterfront and unmissable St. Fagans National History Museum. It’s also a hotspot for nightlife and patriotic sporting events. Visit Wales and tour villages with tongue-twisting names before settling down in a cosy pub with a pint of local ale, or join adrenaline junkies in a quest for the ultimate whiteknuckle adventure.

From shamrocks to leprechauns and 40 shades of green, the Emerald Isle is warm and inviting. Follow its craggy coastlines and rolling hills to historic castles and cosy pubs where friendly locals chat animatedly over pints of Guinness. Ireland will delight with its unique traditions, beauty and personality.

Scotland Great things come in small packages and Scotland certainly has many treasures. For the history buff, visit Edinburgh and Glasgow; for the hungry, try haggis, Angus beef or smoked salmon, or, for the thirsty, sample the nation’s malt whiskeys. There are cold, glittering seas washing against the Outer Hebrides and untamed mountain scenery of the Highlands and Northern Islands. Wildlife watchers should look for otters, eagles, whales and dolphins, while hill walkers can tackle almost 300 peaks. There’s turbulent history, castles and country pubs, canoeing and cabertossing, golfing and fishing and all-round good craic (lively conversation).

Northern Ireland A land full of storytellers, Northern Ireland is the ultimate holiday tale. By day, explore its lush gardens, age-old castles, monuments and monasteries, and rugged mountains. By night, enjoy its warm, welcoming pubs and hale, hearty food. After a visit to Northern Ireland, you’ll have stories to last you a lifetime.

Muckross House - Killarney, Ireland

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*Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for card payments which vary. If you book with Qantas Holidays an additional 2% fee applies to credit card payments. Prices are correct as at 20 Sep 2013 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. ^Best available daily rate refers to the lowest price available as at 20 Sep 2013 and may change at the discretion of the hotel or tour operator. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Offers subject to availability. Airfares not included unless otherwise specified. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. See booking conditions on back page.


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Accommodation passes BRITAIN AND IRELAND

Accommod ation Passes Accommodation passes allow you to explore Britain and Ireland while experiencing some of the unique areas and traditions. You’ll meet friendly local people, stay in accommodation that suits your budget and enjoy breakfast each day before setting off to explore. There are hundreds of properties throughout England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, ranging from cosy B&Bs, traditional inns, quality hotels or stately mansions.

How the Passes work: Before leaving Australia, purchase vouchers for the number of nights you require. Freedom Passes allow you the freedom and flexibility to create your own itinerary using open-dated passes to book accommodation as you travel around the UK and Ireland, using the Discover Travel & Tours online booking service, www.discoverbookings.com. Reservations must be made 24 hours prior, however we strongly recommend booking as far in advance as possible particularly during the peak summer season. Or should you wish to have all arrangement booked prior to departing Australia, we can do this for you using the Pre-Booked pass. Supplements may apply and are payable direct when using the Go-As-You-Please pass or pre-paid when utilising the Pre-Booked pass. Shetland Isles

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Discover Hotels and Inns Collection

Operated by: Discover Travel & Tours The Discover Hotels and Inns Collection brings together two of Discover Travel & Tours’ most popular programs. Combining over 250 hotels and inns, these exclusive programs have been enhanced by providing you with an even greater choice of accommodation under one easy product and you are free to choose from the entire selection under just one voucher! Expanding the program instantly provides you with an improved range of properties. You can stay at 3 star city centre hotels or immerse yourself in the character and history of a traditional British inn. The selection of inns on the program is ‘small and friendly’. Typically they are located in predominantly rural locations and offer around ten attractive bedrooms all with en suite facilities The hotels are typically of a 3 star standard or better and located in town, city and countryside locations throughout Britain. PRICE FROM

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Operated by: Discover Travel & Tours There are over 300 establishments within this program.The program includes bed and breakfast-style properties such as country pubs and farms in quaint villages, to country cottages, family-friendly homes and now superior town and country homes. Whether you choose to book a room in a small family home or a sprawling country house, you are assured a memorable and comfortable stay. Ensuite bathrooms are available at many properties, but not all. All accommodation is booked on a bed and breakfast basis. Property categories range from Bronze to Gold, depending on the facilities available at any particular property. You should aim to arrive at your B&B between 4pm-7pm. If arriving after this time, it is very important the property is advised. PRICE FROM

$68*

p er person per night twin share 1 Apr 14-31 Mar 15

Discover the Irish Collection

Operated by: Discover Travel & Tours The Irish Collection brings together the widest selection of B&B’s, Inns and Hotels that the Emerald Isle has to offer. Stay with a family in one of the carefully selected quality B&Bs whose hosts take great pride in offering genuine Irish hospitality and are always delighted to share their local knowledge. In a country famous for its pubs and Inns, there is no better way of getting to know the local people whilst enjoying Ireland’s local beer and ales. Hotels on offer range in style and size and are found in town, city and countryside locations. Each has at least one restaurant and bar. All B&B’s, Inns and Hotels in the Irish Collection include full breakfast.

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p er person per night twin share 1 Apr 14-31 Mar 15

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Self-drive Touring Discover Travel & Tours provide unique self-drive tours which deliver the most exciting itineraries at the best possible value for money. Mix and match any combination of 3 night modules to see the best of Britain at great value for money prices. Every 3 night module is based at a single selected quality hotel so that you are not forever packing your suitcases to move from one hotel to the next. Instead we have included 3 one day touring itineraries from your hotel each featuring the best of what to see and do each day. The daily touring itineraries feature at least two attractions which are included in the price of your Discovery tour.

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From Wetherby, located between Leeds and York, you can explore the stunning Yorkshire countryside, visiting many of the area’s historic buildings and museums. The 3 TTTMercure Wetherby Hotel is surrounded by specialist shops and tempting tea-rooms.  Wetherby itself is the the setting of many of the James Herriot novels.

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4 days/3 nights World Heritage, Bath, Harry Potter and Cotswolds Beauty

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Discover two of Englands’ World Heritage sites; the ancient stones at Stonehenge and the beautiful heritage city of Bath, along with Lacock Abbey, and village used a film locations for Harry Potter and Pride & Prejudice. The 3 TTTMercure Swindon South Marston Hotel is ideally located only a short drive from Swindon Town Centre, McArthur Glenn Designer Outlet Village, the M4 and the Cotswolds.

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• 3 nights B&B at From your base you are perfectly positioned to explore the Hotel (or similar) Honiley Court the enchanting Cotswolds, known for its sleepy villages, plus dinner on yo first night ur historic market towns and for being so ‘typically English’ time has stood still for over 300 years. Discover the many • Sightseeing at Warwi ck Ca stle historic homes/castles as well as the delightful Stratford- • Ironbridge Gorge Wor ld Heritage Site • Shakespeare’s upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare. birthplace • Anne Hathaway In a peaceful location in the village of Honiley in ’s • Blenheim Palac cottage Warwickshire, is the charming 3 TTTHoniley e Court Hotel that dates back to the 16th century when it was originally constructed as a farmhouse. PRICE FROM

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*Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for card payments which vary. If you book with Qantas Holidays an additional 2% fee applies to credit card payments. Prices are correct as at 20 Sep 2013 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. ^Best available daily rate refers to the lowest price available as at 20 Sep 2013 and may change at the discretion of the hotel or tour operator. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Offers subject to availability. Airfares not included unless otherwise specified. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. See booking conditions on back page.


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Hotels LONDON

London Quintessentially British, London is full of famous landmarks – Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, Notting Hill, Piccadilly Circus, Westminster Abbey – the list goes on. From its cobblestone streets to the EDF London Eye, take a deep breath and prepare to fall in love with the British capital. Transfers London Heathrow Transfers

Qantas Airways operates from Terminal 3 at London Heathrow. Shared Ride Transfers Operated by: City Transfers Qantas Holidays provides shared ride transfers between London Heathrow and central London. This is a door-to-door service. After clearing customs, you will be met by a representative of City Transfers in the arrivals hall and escorted to the vehicle for your transfer to your central London hotel or apartment. The service operates at London Heathrow 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. One-way Price: per person* $39 airport/hotel Outbound Service from London Hotels You must phone the City Transfers office 48 hours prior to departure to reconfirm departure arrangements. You will be collected from your hotel approximately four hours for flights leaving from London Heathrow Airport, five hours for flights leaving from London Gatwick Airport and Stansted Airport prior to your flight departure time. A 30-minute window will be provided for your pick-up.

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Spend a night on the town in the West End. Enjoy dinner followed by a show. There are so many world class shows to choose from at an affordable price. AIRPORT HOTELS

Private Car Transfers Operated by: City Transfers After clearing customs, you will be met by your driver and escorted to your vehicle. One-way Price: per vehicle* $120 airport/hotel *Based on 1-2 passengers travelling. It is essential that flight details and hotel name are provided at the time of reservation for both shared ride and private car transfers. Transfer services are also available between Gatwick and central London and also to/from London St. Pancras Station for Eurostar services. Prices available upon application.

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Povey Cross Road, Horley, Gatwick Conveniently located just 10 minutes away from Gatwick Airport by regular shuttle services. Property Facilities: Restaurant, 24 hour room service, bar, business centre, parking. Accommodation: 208 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, tea/ coffee making facilities, television with in-house movies, WiFi access. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A. Our View: A great choice for those with London Gatwick airport connections.

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TTT Bath Road, Longford, West Drayton Next to Terminal 3, this hotel is ideal for late arrivals or early departures. Property Facilities: Restaurant, 24 hour room service, bar, pool, gym, parking. Accommodation: 264 rooms, air-conditioning, tea/coffee making facilities, television with in-house movies, WiFi access, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A or 2A/1C. Value: English breakfast daily.

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Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow

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140 Bath Road, Hayes, Middlesex Convenient for all terminals and accessed by the Heathrow Hoppa. Property Facilities: Restaurants, 24 hour room service, 2 bars, day spa, gym, tour desk, business centre, parking. Accommodation: 459 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, tea/ coffee making facilities, television, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A; Deluxe Room - 2A. Value: English breakfast daily. Free WiFi. Our View: The new Bijou Bar brings West End style to London Heathrow.

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Oyster Card The Oyster Card is London’s transport ‘smartcard’. It can be used on the tube, trams, buses, Docklands Light Railway, London Overground and some National Rail services in London. The Oyster Card comes pre-loaded with £20 worth of travel. As you travel around London, a credit will be deducted every time you travel. Once you reach the price of a day travel card, no more credit will be deducted regardless of how many journeys you make. Simply swipe the card to open the ticket barrier at the tube station. You can top up at over 3,000 outlets across London. The money you put on the card never expires, so you can keep it until your next journey or pass it on to family and friends.

*Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for card payments which vary. If you book with Qantas Holidays an additional 2% fee applies to credit card payments. Prices are correct as at 20 Sep 2013 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. ^Best available daily rate refers to the lowest price available as at 20 Sep 2013 and may change at the discretion of the hotel or tour operator. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Offers subject to availability. Airfares not included unless otherwise specified. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. See booking conditions on back page.


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TT Bedford Way, London Adjacent to Russell Square Gardens, steps away from popular London attractions. Property Facilities: 2 restaurants, room service, 3 bars, WiFi access, tour desk, parking. Accommodation: 1630 rooms, tea/coffee making facilities, television. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A OR 2A/1C. Value: Continental breakfast daily. Nearest Underground: Russell Square. Our View: A very large and popular hotel due to its location. Good hotel for the budget-conscious.

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$75*

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Alexandra Hotel

TT 159-161 Sussex Gardens, London Close to major attractions and just a short walk from Oxford Street, Marble Arch and Hyde Park. Property Facilities: 24 hour reception. Accommodation: 96 rooms, tea/coffee making facilities, television, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A. Value: Continental breakfast daily. Nearest Underground: Paddington. Our View: Good value hotel and an ideal base for those wanting to explore London’s sights.

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$87*

Holiday Villa Hotel

TTT 37 Leinster Gardens, London Within walking distance to Hyde Park and close to Portobello Market in Notting Hill. Property Facilities: Restaurant, bar, day spa. Accommodation: 125 rooms, tea/coffee making facilities, television with in-house movies, WiFi access, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A or 2A/1C; Executive Room - 3A. Value: Continental breakfast daily. Nearest Underground: Bayswater or Queensway. Our View: A cosy hotel, with friendly personal service in a great location.

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$98*

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p er person per night twin share 1 Apr 14-31 Oct 14

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Best Western Burns Hotel

TTT 18-26 Barkston Gardens, London Situated in a beautiful Victorian garden square in Kensington, close to shops, restaurants and museums. Property Facilities: 24 hour room service, bar. Accommodation: 105 rooms, tea/ coffee making facilities, television, in-room safe. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A or 2A/1C. Value: Continental breakfast daily. Free WiFi. Nearest Underground: Earls Court. Our View: Close to the high fashion shops and restaurants of Kensington High Street and Knightsbridge.

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$108

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TTT Russell Square, London Overlooking Russell Square in Bloomsbury, just a short walk to the British Museum, Oxford Street and London’s Theatres. Property Facilities: 2 restaurants, room service, 2 bars, gym, tour desk, WiFi access, parking. Accommodation: 448 rooms, tea/coffee making facilities, television. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A. Value: English breakfast daily. Nearest Underground: Russell Square. Our View: An established hotel providing good value and convenient to popular attractions.

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$98*

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Best Western Phoenix Hotel

TTT 1-8 Kensington Garden Square, London Just a short 5 minute walk to Hyde Park and surrounded by shops and restaurants. Property Facilities: Room service, bar, breakfast room, tour desk. Accommodation: 125 rooms, tea/ coffee making facilities, television, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 4A. Value: Continental breakfast daily. Free WiFi. Bonus: Stay 5 nights, pay 4. Valid 5 Jan 14-13 Feb 14. Nearest Underground: Bayswater. Our View: A comfortable, welcoming central hotel well suited to all travellers.

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$134*

Our View: A comfortable hotel with easy access to shops, nightlife and attractions.

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$122*

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Best Western The Cromwell

TTT 110-112 Cromwell Road, London Based in a quiet location close to South Kensington and with easy access to London’s sights. Property Facilities: Breakfast room, bar, gym. Accommodation: 85 rooms, air-conditioning, tea/coffee making facilities, television, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A; Garden Room - 2A; Executive Room - 2A. Value: English breakfast daily. Free WiFi. Nearest Underground: Gloucester Road. Our View: A well-maintained hotel with contemporary decor and an intimate feel.

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$107*

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TT 126 Southampton Row, London Close to the British Museum and a quick stroll to Covent Garden and Oxford Street. Property Facilities: Restaurant, 24 hour room service, bar. Accommodation: 95 rooms, tea/coffee making facilities, television, WiFi access, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A or 2A/1C. Value: English breakfast daily. Nearest Underground: Russell Square.

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Imperial Hotel

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Bloomsbury Park Hotel

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New Linden Hotel

TTT 59 Leinster Square, London Located in trendy Nottinghill within walking distance of Kensington Palace Gardens and Hyde Park. Property Facilities: Tour desk. Accommodation: 50 rooms, tea/coffee making facilities, television, CD player, in-room safe. Max. in room: Standard Room - 4A. Value: Continental breakfast daily. Free WiFi. Nearest Underground: Nottinghill Gate or Bayswater. Our View: Boutique hotel offering beautifully furnished rooms set in a fantastic location.

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$140*

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*Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for card payments which vary. If you book with Qantas Holidays an additional 2% fee applies to credit card payments. Prices are correct as at 20 Sep 2013 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. ^Best available daily rate refers to the lowest price available as at 20 Sep 2013 and may change at the discretion of the hotel or tour operator. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Offers subject to availability. Airfares not included unless otherwise specified. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. See booking conditions on back page.


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Hotels LONDON

Superior Room

Copthorne Tara Hotel

TTT Scarsdale Place, Wrights Lane, London In a quiet corner in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, close to shops, restaurants, Knightsbridge and Notting Hill. Property Facilities: 3 restaurants, room service, bar, gym. Accommodation: 833 rooms, air-conditioning, tea/coffee making facilities, television, WiFi access. Max. in room: Superior Room - 2A; Club Room - 2A. Value: English breakast daily. Nearest Underground: High Street Kensington. Our View: Hotels offers great service and comfortable rooms which have all been recently refurbished.

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$122

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Wrights Lane, London This elegant property is in a quiet location close to High Street Kensington. Property Facilities: Restaurant, 24 hour room service, bar, cafe, pool, day spa, gym, tour desk. Accommodation: 680 rooms, air-conditioning, tea/coffee making facilities, television, WiFi access, in-room safe, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A; Superior Room - 2A. Value: English breakfast daily. Nearest Underground: High Street Kensington. Our View: A welcoming hotel with well furnished rooms and an excellent spa.

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$120*

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Standard Room

TTTT 1A Lexham Gardens, Kensington, London Surrounded by exclusive shops and restaurants, located in the centre of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Property Facilities: Bar, tour desk. Accommodation: 82 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, tea/coffee making facilities, television, WiFi access, in-room safe. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A. Value: English breakfast daily. Nearest Underground: Earls Court or Gloucester Road. Our View: Offers a unique blend of modern style and ambiance in an excellent location.

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$110*

Our View: A very comfortable hotel set in an ideal central London location.

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$126*

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Thistle Piccadilly Hotel

TTTh 39 Coventry Street, London Perfectly located overlooking Leicester Square. In the heart of theaterland, close to Trafalgar Square and a short stroll to Piccadilly Circus. Property Facilities: Restaurant, bar. Accommodation: 82 rooms, air-conditioning, tea/coffee making facilities, television, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A. Value: English breakfast daily. Free WiFi. Nearest Underground: Leicester Square or Piccadilly Circus. Our View: Fantastic location perfect for business and leisure travellers wanting a relaxing stay.

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$183

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Mercure London Paddington

TTTT 144 Praed Street, Paddington, London Sleek hotel, minutes away from shops in Oxford Street and Bond Street, and minutes from Covent Garden and West End theatres. Property Facilities: Room service, bar, gym. Accommodation: 82 rooms, air-conditioning, tea/coffee making facilities, television, WiFi access, iPod dock, in-room safe. Max. in room: Contemporary Room - 2A. Nearest Underground: Paddington. Our View: An affordable central hotel with designer style in one of London’s best locations.

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$121*

Strand Palace Hotel

TTT 372 The Strand, London Set in the heart of the Theatreland District. Just a short walk to the London Eye, Big Ben and Trafalgar Square. Property Facilities: 2 restaurants, 24 hour room service, 2 bars, tour desk, shop. Accommodation: 785 rooms, tea/coffee making facilities, television with in-house movies, hairdryer. Max. in room: Club Room - 2A. Value: English breakfast daily. Free WiFI. Nearest Underground: Covent Garden. Our View: A newly refurbished hotel with good tourist facilities in a very popular area.

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$171*

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Contemporary Room

Mercure London Kensington

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TTT 66 Lancaster Gate, London Situated in front of Hyde Park and close to the restaurants and boutiques of Westbourne Grove. Property Facilities: Restaurant, 24 hour room service, bar. Accommodation: 196 rooms, air-conditioning, tea/coffee making facilities, television, WiFi access, in-room safe, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A. Value: English breakfast daily. Nearest Underground: Lancaster Gate or Queensway.

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Kensington Close & Health Spa TTTh

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Lancaster Gate Hotel

Quality Crown Hotel Hyde Park TTTT 8-14 Talbot Square, London Nestled in a peaceful garden square next to Hyde Park and walking distance to Oxford Street. Property Facilities: Restaurant, 24 hour room service, bar, tour desk. Accommodation: 74 rooms, tea/coffee making facilities, television, WiFi access, in-room safe. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A. Value: Continental breakfast daily. Nearest Underground: Paddington. Our View: Housed in a traditional Victorian Bullding in a peaceful setting with friendly staff.

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$109*

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Classic Room

Washington Mayfair Hotel

TTTT 5 Curzon Street, Mayfair, London Located in a quiet side street in the Mayfair area close to Park Lane, Bond Street and Piccadilly. Property Facilities: Restaurant, room service, bar, gym. Accommodation: 175 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, television, in-room safe. Max. in room: Classic Room - 2A; Superior Room - 2A; Deluxe Room - 2A. Value: English breakfast daily. Free WiFi. Nearest Underground: Green Park. Our View: A well located property, an excellent choice for all types of travellers.

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$178*

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Hotels LONDON

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Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt

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68-86 Cromwell Road, London Steps away from the Natural History and Victoria & Albert Museum. Property Facilities: Restaurant, 24 hour room service, bar, gym. Accommodation: 215 rooms, airconditioning, television, in-room safe, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A; Deluxe Room - 3A. Value: English breakfast daily. Free WiFi. Nearest Underground: Gloucester Road. Our View: A warm, classic English ambience with a homely feel.

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$110*

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Standard Room

Park International Hotel

TTTT 117-129 Cromwell Road, London In Kensington, walking distance to Harrods and many London sights. Property Facilities: Restaurant, bar, gym, business centre. Accommodation: 171 rooms, air-conditioning, tea/ coffee making facilities, television, WiFi access. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A; Heritage Deluxe Room - 2A. Value: English breakfast daily. Nearest Underground: Gloucester Road. Our View: Good value hotel, recently refurbished in a convenient location for sightseeing and shopping.

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$126

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Thistle Kensington Gardens

TTTT 104 Bayswater Road, London Across the road from Hyde Park and a short walk to Kensington High Street. Property Facilities: Room service, bar, parking. Accommodation: 175 rooms, air-conditioning, tea/coffee making facilities, television, in-room safe, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A; Deluxe Room - 2A. Value: English breakfast daily. Free WiFi. Nearest Underground: Bayswater or Queensway.

Our View: A pleasant outlook and very conveniently located.

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Radisson Blu Edwardian Grafton

Our View: Smart, contemporary feel.

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$110*

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Superior Room

Grange Hotel Strathmore

TTTT 41 Queens Gate Gardens, London A fully restored Victorian mansion close to London’s most famous museums in South Kensington. Property Facilities: Restaurant, 24 hour room service, bar. Accommodation: 77 rooms, tea/coffee making facilities, television, WiFi access. Max. in room: Superior Room - 3A or 2A/1C; Executive Room - 3A or 2A/1C. Value: Continental breakfast daily. Nearest Underground: South Kensington or Gloucester Road. Our View: Modern, spacious rooms. It was the London residence of the Earl of Strathmore – the late Queen Mother’s father.

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$129

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The Kingsley by Thistle

TTTT Bloomsbury Way, London Located in the historic heart of Bloomsbury just moments away from the British Museum and Covent Garden. Property Facilities: Restaurant, 24 hour room service, bar. Accommodation: 129 rooms, tea/coffee making facilities, television, in-room safe, hairdryer. Max. in room: Deluxe Room - 2A. Value: English breakfast daily. Free WiFi. Nearest Underground: Tottenham Court Road or Holborn. Our View: A recently refurbished hotel with friendly service and spacious rooms in a great location.

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$147

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Thistle Euston

TTTT Cardington Street, Euston, London Between Regent’s Park and the British Library. Property Facilities: Restaurant, bar, parking, shop. Accommodation: 362 rooms, air-conditioning, tea/coffee making facilities, television, in-room safe, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A; Deluxe Room - 2A. Value: English breakfast daily. Free WiFi. Nearest Underground: Euston. Our View: Recently refurbished, the hotel is close to St Pancras International, good for Eurostar connections.

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$125*

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Thistle Hyde Park

TTTT 90-92 Lancaster Gate, London Overlooking Hyde Park and a short distance from Marble Arch. Property Facilities: Restaurant, 24 hour room service, bar, parking. Accommodation: 54 rooms, air-conditioning, refrigerator, tea/coffee making facilities, television, in-room safe, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A; Deluxe Room - 2A. Value: English breakfast daily. Free WiFi. Nearest Underground: Lancaster Gate. Our View: An intimate hotel offering a good base for shopaholics.

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$147*

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130 Tottenham Court Road, London Close to the West End and St Pancras Station for Eurostar. Property Facilities: Restaurant, 24 hour room service, bar, gym. Accommodation: 330 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, tea/coffee making facilities, television, in-room safe, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A; Deluxe Room - 3A. Value: English breakfast daily. Free WiFi. Nearest Underground: Warren Street.

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The Royal Trafalgar by Thistle TTTT Whitcomb Street, Trafalgar Square, London Located on a quiet street in the heart of London. Close to Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square. Property Facilities: Restaurant, 24 hour room service, bar. Accommodation: 108 rooms, tea/coffee making facilities, television, in-room safe, hairdryer. Max. in room: Executive Room - 2A; Junior Suite - 2A. Value: English breakfast daily. Free WiFi. Nearest Underground: Leicester Square or Piccadilly Circus. Our View: Contemporary hotel tucked away in a quiet corner yet close enough to the shops and theatres of the West End.

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$183*

p er person per night twin share (Based on Fri-Sun night stays) 17 Feb 14-31 Mar 14

*Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for card payments which vary. If you book with Qantas Holidays an additional 2% fee applies to credit card payments. Prices are correct as at 20 Sep 2013 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. ^Best available daily rate refers to the lowest price available as at 20 Sep 2013 and may change at the discretion of the hotel or tour operator. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Offers subject to availability. Airfares not included unless otherwise specified. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. See booking conditions on back page.


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Hotels LONDON

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The Tower

TTTT St Katharine’s Way, London Next to Tower Bridge and adjacent to the Tower of London, overlooking the River Thames. Property Facilities: Restaurant, 24 hour room service, bar, gym. Accommodation: 801 rooms, air-conditioning, tea/coffee making facilities, television, in-room safe, complimentary mineral water. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A; Executive Room - 2A. Value: English breakfast daily. Free WiFi. Nearest Underground: Tower Hill. Our View: Comfortable rooms and friendly staff with easy access to main attractions and the tube.

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$112

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Thistle Marble Arch

TTTT Bryanston Street, Marble Arch, London Overlooking Oxford Street and walking distance to Hyde Park. Property Facilities: 2 restaurants, 24 hour room service, bar, lounge, gym, tour desk. Accommodation: 692 rooms, airconditioning, mini bar (on request), television, in-room safe. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A; Deluxe Room - 2A; Executive Room - 2A. Value: English breakfast daily. Free WiFi. Nearest Underground: Marble Arch. Our View: An unrivaled position to enjoy London’s attractions with comfortably-sized rooms.

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$173

p er person per night twin share * (Based on Fri-Sun night stays) 17 Feb 14-31 Mar 14

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Radisson Blu Edwardian Kenilworth

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97 Great Russell Street, London Close to Oxford Street, Covent Garden and Soho. Property Facilities: Restaurant, 24 hour room service, bar, gym, tour desk. Accommodation: 186 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, tea/coffee making facilities, television, iPod dock, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A; Deluxe Room - 2A. Value: English breakfast daily. Free WiFi. Nearest Underground: Tottenham Court Road. Our View: Warm and inviting hotel with character and charm in a well placed location to explore London.

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$115*

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The Cumberland

TTTT Great Cumberland Place, London At the corner of Oxford St, Marble Arch and Park Lane, convenient to all the attractions of the West End. Property Facilities: Restaurant, 24 hour room service, 2 bars, gym. Accommodation: 1019 rooms, air-conditioning, tea/coffee making facilities, television, WiFi access, in-room safe. Max. in room: Cumberland Guestroom - 2A; Executive - 2A. Value: English breakfast daily. Nearest Underground: Marble Arch. Our View: Enjoy a modern experience in London with high street shopping along Oxford Street.

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$186

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Charing Cross Hotel

TTTTh The Strand, London Adjacent to Charing Cross station, the hotel is a short walk from Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden and Piccadilly Circus. Property Facilities: Restaurant, 24 hour room service, bar, gym, business centre. Accommodation: 239 rooms, air-conditioning, tea/ coffee making facilities, television, in-room safe. Max. in room: Deluxe Room - 2A; Executive Room - 2A. Value: English breakfast daily. Free WiFi. Nearest Underground: Charing Cross. Our View: A famous hotel with a fresh look and plenty of character, close to the West End.

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$164

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Rydges Kensington London TTTTh 61 Gloucester Road, Kensington, London Nestled along a tree lined street in the heart of South Kensington, close to Hyde Park, Earls Court and Harrods. Property Facilities: 2 restaurants, 2 bars, gym. Accommodation: 81 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, television with in-house movies, WiFi access, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A; Executive King - 2A. Nearest Underground: Gloucester Road. Our View: Stylish hotel boasts well appointed rooms with great hospitality and service.

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Radisson Blu Edwardian Sussex

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19-25 Granville Place, London Nestled behind Mable Arch just steps from all the Oxford Street shops. Property Facilities: Restaurant, 24 hour room service, bar, gym. Accommodation: 101 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, television with in-house movies, in-room safe. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A; Deluxe Room - 2A. Value: English breakfast daily. Free WiFi. Nearest Underground: Marble Arch. Our View: A cosy modern hotel with a location that makes it ideal for shopping and London sightseeing.

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$144*

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The Grosvenor

TTTTh 101 Buckingham Palace Road, London Walking distance to Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament and the River Thames. Property Facilities: 2 restaurants, 24 hour room service, bar, lounge, gym. Accommodation: 345 rooms, air-conditioning, tea/coffee making facilities, television, iPod dock, in-room safe. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A; Deluxe Room - 2A. Value: English breakfast daily. Free WiFi. Nearest Underground: Victoria. Our View: Heritage hotel offering modern facilities and close to transport, shops and restaurants.

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$156*

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The Park Lane Hotel

TTTTh Piccadilly, London In elegant Mayfair close to Buckingham Palace and a stroll to Bond Street, Knightsbridge and London’s West End theatres. Property Facilities: 2 restaurants, cafe, bar, gym, parking. Accommodation: 303 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, television, WiFi access, hairdryer. Max. in room: Classic Room - 2A; Executive Room - 2A. Value: English breakfast daily. Nearest Underground: Green Park. Our View: Tasteful and elegant surrounds, enjoy afternoon tea in the Palm Court lounge.

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$180

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$198*

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Hotels LONDON

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Radisson Blu Edwardian Berkshire

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350 Oxford Street, London Located opposite Bond Street and amongst all the Oxford Street shops. Property Facilities: Restaurant, 24 hour room service, bar. Accommodation: 147 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, tea/coffee making facilities, television, in-room safe. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A; Deluxe Room - 2A. Value: English breakfast daily. Free WiFi. Nearest Underground: Bond Street. Our View: Boutique-style property near designer and highstreet stores.

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$154*

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The Royal Horseguards

TTTTT 2 Whitehall Court, London Overlooking the River Thames and London Eye. Property Facilities: Restaurant, 24 hour room service, 2 bars, gym. Accommodation: 281 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, tea/ coffee making facilities, television, iPod dock, in-room safe. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A; Deluxe Room - 2A; Executive Room - 2A; Executive River Facing Room - 2A. Value: English breakfast daily. Free WiFi. Nearest Underground: Embankment. Our View: Victorian hotel with a timeless and contemporary look, rooms offer a quiet, spacious and comfortable retreat.

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$183

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indulgence

The May Fair

TTTTT Stratton Street, London Located in Mayfair with Piccadilly, Bond Street and Buckingham Palace nearby. Property Facilities: Restaurant, 24 hour room service, 2 bars, day spa, gym, casino. cigar bar. Accommodation: 406 rooms, air-conditioning, tea/coffee making facilities, mini bar, television, hairdryer. Max. in room: Superior Room - 2A; Deluxe Room - 2A. Value: English breakfast daily. Free WiFi. Nearest Underground: Green Park. Our View: Legendary luxury hotel with contemporary interior boasting creations from top design houses.

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$220

p er person per night twin share * (Based on Fri-Sun night stays) 1 Feb 14-30 Mar 14

Standard Room

Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street

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20 Mercer Street, Covent Garden, London Based in the heart of Theatreland, just 10 minutes away from Soho and Trafalgar Square. Property Facilities: Restaurant, room service, bar, gym, business centre. Accommodation: 137 rooms, air-conditioning, tea/coffee making facilities, television, iPod dock, in-room safe. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A; Deluxe Room - 2A. Value: English breakfast daily. Free WiFi. Nearest Underground: Covent Garden. Our View: Great base for shoppers and theatre lovers, hotel offers modern and luxurious rooms.

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$166*

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Cnr Leicester Square, 31-36 Leicester Square, London In the heart of Theartreland in Leicester Square. Property Facilities: Restaurant, 24 hour room service, bar, gym. Accommodation: 127 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, tea/ coffee making facilities, television, in-room safe, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A; Deluxe Room - 2A. Value: English breakfast daily. Free WiFi. Nearest Underground: Leicester Square. Our View: Luxurious hotel combining grandeur with elegance and comfort.

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9-13 Bloomsbury Street, London Prime location in Bloomsbury next to the British Museum. Property Facilities: Restaurant, 24 hour room service, bar, gym. Accommodation: 174 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, tea/coffee making facilities, television, in-room safe, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A; Deluxe Room - 3A. Value: English breakfast daily. Free WiFi. Nearest Underground: Tottenham Court Road. Our View: Great facilities and close to the chic shops on Oxford Street and Covent Garden.

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$166*

p er person per night twin share 13 Apr 14-27 Apr 14

Hyatt Regency London The Churchill

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30 Portman Square, London Situated in the Marylebone area in London’s West End. Property Facilities: 2 restaurants, 24 hour room service, bar, gym, jogging track, parking. Accommodation: 434 rooms, airconditioning, mini bar, tea/coffee making facilities, television, WiFi access, in-room safe, hairdryer. Max. in room: Guest Room - 3A. Value: Full breakfast daily. Nearest Underground: Marble Arch. Our View: Prime location close to exclusive shopping areas with a Michelin star restaurant.

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$288*

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Classic Room

indulgence

The Langham, London

TTTTT 1c Portland Place, London Prestigious hotel located on the doorstep to some of London’s best shopping. Property Facilities: Restaurant, bar, pool, day spa, gym, WiFi access. Accommodation: 380 rooms, airconditioning, mini bar, television, in-room safe, hairdryer. Max. in room: Classic Room - 2A; Grand Room - 2A; Langham Club Room - 3A. Value: Full buffet breakfast daily. Nearest Underground: Oxford Circus. Our View: Hotel oozes distinctive charm and character with spacious rooms. High Tea at Palm Court is a must.

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Guest Room

Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire

$195*

Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street

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$244

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Le Meridien Piccadilly

TTTTT 21 Piccadilly Street, London In the heart of the lively West End within walking distance of Piccadilly Circus, Soho, Leicester Square, Oxford Street and Theatre Land. Property Facilities: Restaurant, 24 hour room service, bar, pool, spa, gym, WiFi access. Accommodation: Air-conditioning, mini bar, television with in-house movies, in-room safe. Max. in room: Classic Room - 2A. Value: English breakfast daily. Nearest Underground: Piccadilly Circus. Our View: Contemporary retreat with newly refurbished rooms. Perfect for business and leisure travellers.

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$252*

p er person per night twin share (Based on Fri-Sun night stays) 24 Feb 14-31 Mar 14

*Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for card payments which vary. If you book with Qantas Holidays an additional 2% fee applies to credit card payments. Prices are correct as at 20 Sep 2013 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. ^Best available daily rate refers to the lowest price available as at 20 Sep 2013 and may change at the discretion of the hotel or tour operator. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Offers subject to availability. Airfares not included unless otherwise specified. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. See booking conditions on back page.


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Apartments LONDON

LONDON APARTMENTS

Open Plan 1 Bedroom Apartment

Studio

Open Plan 1 Bedroom Apartment

Think Apartments Earls Court TTTh 181 Warwick, Road London In the heart of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Property Facilities: 24 hour reception, tour desk. Accommodation: 223 apartments, fully-equipped kitchen, dishwasher, washer/dryer, television, hairdryer,  Max. in room: Open Plan 1 Bedroom Apartment - 3A or 2A/1C; American Double - 2A/2C; Two Bedroom Apartment - 4A. Value: Free WiFi. Nearest Underground: Earls Court. Our View: Modern apartments, only moments from Earls Court, Notting Hill and Portobello Markets.

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$169*

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Fraser Suites Queens Gate

TTTT 39B Queens Gate Gardens, London In fashionable Kensington area, close to Harrods and Kensington Palace. Property Facilities: Bar, cafe, gym. Accommodation: 105 apartments, air-conditioning, kitchenette, tea/coffee making facilities, television, iPod dock, WiFi access, hairdryer. Max. in room: Studio Deluxe - 2A; Studio Executive - 2A; One Bedroom Deluxe - 2A; One Bedroom Executive - 4A. Nearest Underground: Gloucester Road.

Our View: Recently refurbished modern and bright apartments well equipped and in a great central London location.

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$198*

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One Bedroom Apartment

44 Curzon Street Apartments TTTT 44 Curzon Street, London In the centre of Mayfair close to Royal Parks and Theatreland. Property Facilities: Laundry facilities. Accommodation: 20 apartments, kitchenette, fully equipped kitchen (2 Bedroom Apartment), television, hairdryer. Max. in room: Studio - 2A; One Bedroom Apartment - 2A; Two Bedroom Apartment - 4A.  Value: Free WiFi. Nearest Underground: Green Park. Our View: Prestigious location. These apartments offer comfort and privacy.

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$177*

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203 Long Lane, London Short walk to the Borough Market, bars and restaurants. Property Facilities: 24 hour reception. Accommodation: 98 apartments, fully-equipped kitchen, television, hairdryer, washer/dryer. Max. in room: Open Plan 1 Bedroom Apartment - 3A or 2A/1C; American Double - 4A or 2A/2C. Value: Free WiFi. Nearest Underground: London Bridge. Our View: A great base to discover London with spacious apartments.

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$169*

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TTTT Dolphin Square, Chichester St, London Close to the London Eye, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. Property Facilities: Restaurant, bar, pool, day spa, gym, tennis court, parking, laundry facilities. Accommodation: 164 apartments, ceiling fan, kitchenette, television, hairdryer. Max. in room: One Bedroom Apartment - 2A or 2A/1C; Two Bedroom Apartment - 4A or 4A/1C. Value: English breakfast daily. Free WiFi. Nearest Underground: Pimlico. Our View: Quiet location, spacious contemporary serviced apartments set in private landscaped gardens.

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Our View: Comfortable apartments with individual character in a cosmopolitan location. Great for couples and families.

$173

$132*

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Citadines Prestige Trafalgar Square

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18-21 Northumberland Avenue, London Convenient to Trafalgar Square, The Strand, and Houses of Parliament. Property Facilities: Business centre, parking. Accommodation: 187 apartments, air-conditioning, fullyequipped kitchen, television, hi-fi system, WiFi access. Max. in room: Studio Premier - 2A; One Bedroom Premier- 4A; Two Bedroom Premier - 6A. Nearest Underground: Embankment or Charing Cross. Our View: Modern, comfortable apartments in a great location for enjoying some of the city’s most famous attractions.

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$227*

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Executive Studio

Citadines Prestige South Kensington

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35a Gloucester Road, London In the heart of South Kensington’s museum district with Kensington High Street shops nearby. Property Facilities: Parking, business centre. Accommodation: 92 apartments, kitchenette, fully-equipped kitchen (apartments), tea/coffee making facilities, television, WiFi access, hairdryer. Max. in room: Studio Premier - 2A; Studio Executive - 3A; One Bedroom Premier - 4A. Nearest Underground: Gloucester Road. Our View: Well-equipped apartments in an excellent location close to museums, Kensington Gardens and good restaurants.

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$199*

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Studio Premier

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TTTT 219 Earls Court Road, London An elegant property set in a central residential area of Earls Court with many shops, cafes and restaurants close by. Accommodation: 24 apartments, fully-equipped kitchen, tea/ coffee making facilities, television, CD player, washer/dryer. Max. in room: Studio - 2A; One Bedroom Apartment - 4A; Two Bedroom Apartment - 6A; Three Bedroom Apartment - 7A; Four Bedroom Apartment - 8A. Value: Free WiFi. Nearest Underground: Earls Court.

Studio Premier

Dolphin House

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One Bedroom Apartment

Studio Deluxe

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Think Apartments London Bridge Long Lane

Presidential Kensington Apartments

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6-12 Barkston Gardens, Kensington London On the corner of a beautiful garden square in Kensington. Property Facilities: 24 hour reception, DVD library. Accommodation: 57 apartments, air-conditioning, fully-equipped kitchen, dishwasher, television, DVD player. Max. in room: Standard Studio - 2A; Executive Studio - 3A or 2A/2C; Deluxe Studio -3A or 2A/2C; Standard Suite - 4A. Value: Free WiFi. Nearest Underground: Earls Court or Gloucester Road. Our View: Recently modernised apartments in a traditional period property.

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$173*

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Theatre LONDON

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London is famous for its variety of quality shows, so why not add that extra touch to your London stay with a visit to the theatre? We can assist with tickets to almost every play or show in London, as well as selected ballets and operas. London Theatre Tickets are available for blockbuster hits such as Miss Saigon, Billy Elliot, Wicked, Jersey Boys, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The Bodyguard and Dirty Dancing, as well as other classics including Mamma Mia!, The Lion King, We Will Rock You, The Phantom of the Opera, and, of course, the world’s longest running musical Les Miserables. What a better way to complement the evening at the theatre than with dinner before the show or afternoon tea. Ask us about our full list of shows or choose from our afternoon tea and dinner show packages.

Note: Performance dates vary depending on the show. Prices are subject to availability and change during peak periods. Please enquire for details. Theatre ticket and afternoon tea package based on Stomp at The Ambassadors, on a Mon-Thu performance. Afternoon tea priced based at the Traditional Bloomsbury Afternoon Tea. Dinner package based on Stomp, Mon, Thu-Fri performance and dinner at Scoff and Banter Covent Garden. PRICE PER ADULT

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$48*

$79*

$84*

*Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for card payments which vary. If you book with Qantas Holidays an additional 2% fee applies to credit card payments. Prices are correct as at 20 Sep 2013 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. ^Best available daily rate refers to the lowest price available as at 20 Sep 2013 and may change at the discretion of the hotel or tour operator. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Offers subject to availability. Airfares not included unless otherwise specified. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. See booking conditions on back page.


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Sightseeing LONDON

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London Hop On Hop Off Tour

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Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum and Tour Combination

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St Paul’s Cathedral Fast track admission

Operated by: City Sightseeing Duration: 2 hours Departs: Daily (except 25 Dec 14)

Operated by: All England Lawn Tennis Club Duration: Recommended at least 2½ hours Departs: Daily (except 23 Jun 14-6 Jul 14, 24-26 Dec 14, 1 Jan 15)

Operated by: St Paul’s Cathedral Duration: Recommended 2 hours Departs: Mon - Sat

Your ticket is valid for 24 hours from first boarding, enabling you to see attractions around the route at your leisure and then reboard a later bus. The Hop On, Hop Off tour provides up to 90 stops on any of the five tour routes. Stops include must-see sights such as Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Big Ben, the London Eye and Piccadilly Circus. The buses run as often as every 10-20 minutes. The tour also includes a short cruise on the River Thames and a choice of three walking tours of London.

The Combination Tour includes admission into the Museum and Blue Badge Guide. The Museum contains a number of special features including: A ‘ghost’ of John McEnroe which appears in the Gentlemen’s Dressing Room area of the Museum and talks about his experiences of Wimbledon, audio-interpretation, new memorabilia from the most recent Wimbledon Champions. A 200 degree cinema which looks at the science of tennis using real film and computer generated images.

St Paul’s Cathedral, with its famous dome, is England’s architectural masterpiece and place of national celebration. Enter and explore St Paul’s, now entirely cleaned and restored; the cathedral floor, crypt and famous whispering, stone and golden galleries. Included are touch-screen multimedia guides, scheduled guided tours and the Oculus film experience. NOTE: Children ages 5 years and under enter free.

NOTE: Children under 5 years are free if not occupying a seat.

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$53*

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EDF Energy London Eye

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$43*

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Tower of London

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$31*

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per person 1 Apr 14-31 Mar 15

Royal London Bike Tour

Operated by: The Merlin Entertainment Group Duration: ½ hour Departs: Daily

Operated by: Historic Royal Palaces Duration: Recommended at least 2-3 hours Departs: Daily (except 24-26 Dec 13 & 1 Jan 14)

Operated by: Fat Tire Bike Tours Departs: Daily at 11am (Apr-Oct 14), Daily except Tue, Wed (Nov 14-Mar 15)

Conceived and designed by Marks Barfield Architects, the EDF Energy London Eye offers breathtaking views of London from high above the River Thames. See Big Ben towering above the Houses of Parliament, follow St James Park as it sweeps down to Buckingham Palace. A Standard Ticket on the London Eye lasts for approximately 30 minutes, the time it takes for the London Eye to revolve completely. Relax in one of the 32 high-tech glass capsules and enjoy the London skyline at your leisure. Tickets include entry to the London Eye 4D Experience.

The ancient stones reverberate with dark secrets, priceless jewels glint in fortified vaults and pampered ravens strut the grounds. The Tower of London is one of the world’s most famous fortresses and has seen service as a royal palace, prison, armoury and even zoo! It is still home to the Crown Jewels and Beefeaters. Free guided tours by Yeoman Warders give a good insight into the history of this much loved site, including the legend of the Ravens who still inhabit the Tower.

Whether talking about Kings and Queens; palaces, parks and parliament, or battles and their heroes and villains, your knowledgeable tour guides will entertain you with the most poignant and fascinating stories while cycling through London. Highlights include: The Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and more.

NOTE: Closed 25 Dec 14 and specific dates in Jan 15.

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$37*

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Madame Tussauds

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$41*

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The View from The Shard

NOTE: Tours do not operate 21 Apr 14, 27 May 14, 15 Jun 14, 3-4 Aug 14.

Other tour options: • River Thames Bike Tour from $53* per person PRICE FROM

$38*

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London Pass

Operated by: The Merlin Entertainment Group Duration: 1½ hours Departs: Daily

Operated by: Evan Evans Tours Departs: Daily 9am-10pm (last admission 8.30pm)

Operated by: Leisure Pass Group Departs: Daily (except 25-26 Dec 14 & 1 Jan 15)

Filled with 14 exciting, interactive zones and the excellent Marvel Super Heroes 4D movie experience, Madame Tussauds London combines glitz, glamour and incredible history with over 300 wax figures, including David Beckham, One Direction, Adele, The Queen and many, many more. So, who do you want to meet?

The Shard is an iconic, landmark building at a height of 1,016 feet (310metres) and is the tallest building in Western Europe. Witness breathtaking 360-degree views across London and enjoy informative commentary via interactive telescopes. See the Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, the Gherkin and the London Eye from a new perspective.

Discover more and pay less with the London Sightseeing Pass. You have a choice of a 1, 2, 3 or 6 day Pass. Offers great value and convenience giving you entrance to over 55 top attractions including the Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral, London Zoo, Windsor Castle and many more. Take advantage of tours, cruises and walks. With special discounts at restaurants, West End theatres and other services, this Pass guarantees you will never be short of things to see and do. You also receive a full colour guidebook that includes helpful information about each attraction, opening/closing times as well as insider tips.

NOTE: Images shown depict wax figures created and owned by Madame Tussauds.

NOTE: Closed 24-26 Dec 14.

Other tour options: • Family ticket from $186* per family (2 adults and 2 children) PRICE FROM

$52*

per person 1 Apr 14-31 Mar 15

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$59*

per person 1 Apr 14-31 Oct 14

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$98*

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per person 1 Apr 14-31 Mar 15


Sightseeing LONDON

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Full Day Churchill’s London

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Warner Bros. Studio Tour London

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Classic - Majestic London

Operated by: Evan Evans Tours Duration: 8 hours Departs: Tues, Thu, Sat at 8.45am

Operated by: Evan Evans Tours Duration: 5½ hours Departs: Mon-Sat at 12.45pm, Sun at 8.45am

Operated by: Evan Evans Tours Duration: 9 hours Departs: Daily at 8.45am

See London from a fresh perspective on this interactive tour focusing on the 1940’s. Travel on a vintage London bus with an expert guide dressed in traditional style. Listen to music and original news broadcasts from the period, and receive a Souvenir Brochure showing the sites at the height of the Blitz. Explore areas of London that are unavailable on any other tour.

Immerse yourself in the magical world of Harry Potter™ on this special tour including luxury coach transfer and admission to the film studio. The unique walking tour takes you behind-thescenes and showcases a huge array of beautiful sets, costumes and props. It also reveals some closely guarded secrets, including facts about the special effects and breathtaking animatronics that made these films so hugely popular all over the world.

Enjoy a panoramic tour of London, including Parliament Square and Westminster Abbey, changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, take a guided tour of St Paul’s Cathedral and Tower of London and see the magnificent Crown Jewels. Also enjoy a cruise on the River Thames.

NOTE: The state of the art VOX Radioguide® system is used during the walking sections of this tour.

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$88*

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Classic - London Highlights, Windsor and Hampton Court

NOTE: Morning departure available on Sundays.

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$108*

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Classic - Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and Dover

NOTE: Occasionally there may not be a Changing of the Guard, on these occasions you will visit Horse Guards Parade. St Paul’s Cathedral is closed to visitors on Sunday. Lunch not included. The state of the art VOX Radioguide® system is used during the walking sections of this tour.

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$149*

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Classic - Blenheim Palace and Lunch in The Cotswolds

Operated by: Evan Evans Tours Departs: Tues, Fri at 8.45am

Operated by: Evan Evans Tours Duration: 10 hours Departs: Tue-Sat at 8.45am

Operated by: Evan Evans Tours Duration: 10½ hours Departs: Fri, Sat, Sun at 8.45am

Enjoy a panoramic tour of London, visit Hampton Court Palace - Henry VIII’s magnificent Tudor Palace set in extensive gardens on the banks of the River Thames, go on a walking tour around Windsor and Windsor Castle and view the State Apartments and St George’s Chapel.

Heading out to Leeds Castle, pass through Greenwich and cross the Greenwich Meridian. Leeds Castle was described by Lord Conway as ‘the loveliest castle in the world’. Then travel through Kent, known as the ‘garden of England’ to the famous Canterbury Cathedral for a visit and guided tour. Continue through Kent to Dover where you will see the famous White Cliffs. Brooding over the White Cliffs is the sprawling Dover Castle.

Visit Blenheim Palace State Rooms and walk through the magnificent Gardens, take a panoramic tour of the Enchanting Cotswolds and visit the villages of Bibury, Burford and Bourtonon-the-Water. Lunch is enjoyed in one of the picturesque Cotswolds villages.

NOTE: On rare occasions the State Apartments may be closed . The state of the art VOX Radioguide® system is used during the walking sections of this tour.

NOTE: The state of the art VOX Radioguide® system is used during the walking sections of this tour.

NOTE: The state of the art VOX Radioguide® system is used during the walking sections of this tour.

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$149*

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Classic - Windsor Castle, Stonehenge & Bath

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$149*

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per person 1 Apr 14-31 Mar 15

Classic - Warwick Castle, Stratford, Oxford and The Cotswolds

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$149*

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per person 1 May 14-30 Sep 14

Basically Paris Rail Tour (Unescorted)

Operated by: Evan Evans Tours Duration: 11½ hours Departs: Daily at 8.45am

Operated by: Evan Evans Tours Duration: 10 hours Departs: Daily at 8.45am

Operated by: Evan Evans Tours Duration: 16 hours Departs: Mon-Fri at 6.15am, Sat 5.30am

A fascinating day out to three of England’s national treasures. Tour includes entrance to Windsor Castle and a tour of the State Apartments and St George’s Chapel, visit the ancient circle of Stonehenge, panoramic Tour of Georgian Bath and a visit to the famous Roman Baths. Stonehenge & Bath Tour is also available from $105*per person, for those wishing to spend more time at just Stonehenge and Bath.

Visit Warwick Castle and learn of its 1,000 year history of banquets, battles and ceremony and stroll in the lovely gardens. At Stratford-upon-Avon, visit the birthplace of William Shakespeare. Oxford’s colleges date back to the 13th century and here take a walking tour which includes a visit to Christ Church College, where scenes from Harry Potter were filmed. Enjoy a drive through the scenic Cotswolds, passing charming villages and ancient inns.

Take a day trip to Paris on the Eurostar and discover the wonders of this beautiful city at your own pace. Your package includes a Visite Paris Pass to get you around the city enabling you to see all the sights including the Eiffel Tower, Sacre Coeur, Notre Dame, Arc de Triomphe, and the Louvre. 

NOTE: Viewing at Windsor Castle is restricted on Sundays. On rare occasions the State Apartments may be closed. Stonehenge is closed to visitors 21 Jun 14.

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$158*

per person 1 Apr 14-31 Mar 15

NOTE: Tour does not operate 20 Dec 14-4 Jan 15. You will receive maps, info on the metro system and an information pack.

NOTE: The state of the art VOX Radioguide® system is used during the walking sections of this tour. Tour does not operate 24-26 Dec 14.

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$158*

per person 1 Apr 14-31 Mar 15

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$289*

per person 1 Apr 14-31 Mar 15

*Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for card payments which vary. If you book with Qantas Holidays an additional 2% fee applies to credit card payments. Prices are correct as at 20 Sep 2013 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. ^Best available daily rate refers to the lowest price available as at 20 Sep 2013 and may change at the discretion of the hotel or tour operator. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Offers subject to availability. Airfares not included unless otherwise specified. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. See booking conditions on back page.


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Regional accommodation ENGLAND

Regional England Watch history unfurl in Regional England. From its medieval castles and quaint cobblestone streets to its rolling hills, petty lakes, ancient market tons and winding country lanes, you will be entranced. Visit the Cotswolds with its idyllic villages, beautiful manor houses and stunning countryside, or even explore the Lake District, with its wondrous lakes and rivers which have inspired poets, authors and painters and artists for centuries.

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BATH

CAMBRIDGE

Grand Georgian terraces, Britain’s only hot springs, and one of the finest Roman bathhouses in the world are the many treasures you will unearth in Bath. This World Heritage-listed city exudes an air of gentility and sophistication, which is reflected in its architecture and gardens to its restaurants, bars and shops. You will fall in love with this fine jewel in England’s crown.

This refined town is a history lesson in itself. The University of Cambridge, celebrated its 800th anniversary in 2000, and is a mind-boggling collection of brain power, tradition and quirky ritual. Outside its hallowed halls you will find plenty to do: relax in the pretty botanic gardens, punt along the beautiful Cambridge River, roam the lush water meadows, or quench your thirst in a centuriesold stone tavern.

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$66*

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Hilton Bath City Hotel TTTT

$95*

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BRIGHTON Londoners flock to this seaside city during the summer. Join them on the colourful Victorian Pier or at the Brighton Royal Pavilion, famous for its exuberant architecture. There is a lot to entertain here, from airy restaurants and pubs to theatres and shopping, not to mention a swim in the old briny.

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$60*

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OXFORD Elegant honey-coloured buildings and winding cobblestone streets are your charming entree to Oxford. Set on two of the country’s most scenic rivers, the Isis and the Cherwell, this exquisite university town remains largely untouched with beautiful 750 year-old architecture. Stroll the city’s historic streets and visit chic restaurants, ivy-covered pub, trendy bars and upmarket shops.

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Mercure Brighton Seafront TTTT

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PRICE FROM per person per night twin share Based on best available daily rate^

Best Western Linton Lodge TTT

Thistle Brighton TTTT

PRICE FROM per person per night twin share Based on best available daily rate^

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Macdonald Randolph House TTTTT

$115*

$169 per person per night twin share *

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$199*

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STRATFORD-UPON-AVON Visit this pretty market town, the birthplace of William Shakespeare and home to the Royal Shakespeare Company. A charming combination of history and drama, Stratford is set along the babbling Avon River, and is home to the impressive Holy Trinity Church. It’s also a handy base for exploring the mighty Warwick and Kenilworth Castles and the picturesque Cotswold countryside.

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$128*

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Menzies Welcombe Spa & Golf TTTT

$138*

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Regional accommodation ENGLAND

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Cambridge

MANCHESTER

YORK

NEWCASTLE

Birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, the metropolis of Manchester has come of age in the past 15 or so years and is now renowned for its fine arts, modern architecture, unstoppable nightlife, and undeniably still, its football. You will be impressed by the riches on offer here.

With more than 2,000 years of amazing history, it’s not surprising there are many fantastic museums to visit in York. Tour Roman York and walk along the ancient walls that circumnavigate the city, wander down the cobbled streets and visit York Dungeon. York also hosts festivals throughout the year.

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Situated on the banks of the River Tyne and boasting many attractions such as St. James ark, The Sage, The Biscuit Factory, Gateshead Millennium Bridge and Eldon Square. Newcastle is also an ideal place from which to tour the heritage coastline, or explore inland where you will find Hadrian’s Wall and many castles dotted across the landscape.

Crowne Plaza City Centre TTTT

Best Western Monkbar TTT

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PRICE FROM per person per night twin share Based on best available daily rate^

The Portland by Thistle TTTT

Hotel 53 TTT

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$112*

$91 per person per night twin share *

Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester TTTTT

$188 per person per night twin share

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LIVERPOOL Handsome old buildings and shiny new ones sit side-by-side in Liverpool, home of a buzzing cultural scene. Visit the city’s collection of superb museums and art galleries as well as its World Heritage-listed waterfront and docks, home to more heritage-listed buildings than any other city in England except London. Don’t miss the nightlife either: it’s as rich and varied as you’d expect from the home of the world’s first super group, The Beatles.

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$101

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WINDERMERE Encircled by a wooded shoreline, Lake Windermere is the largest natural lake in England and the centrepiece of the Lakes District. Nestled on its western flank is the gorgeous town of Windermere, the region’s main gateway. Surrounded by lush countryside, the town itself is split into two main areas, Windermere town, 2.4 kilometres from the lake, and Bowness-on-Windermere, from where you can enjoy a boat tour. There’s a wonderful range of accommodation available as well as a host of hiking and a raft of water activities. Fans of poet William Wordsworth should visit Dove Cottage and Rydal Mount, both his former homes.

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$104* per person per night twin share

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SOUTHAMPTON Southampton is the largest city in Hampshire on the south coast of England. The historic city is a has a number of wellpreserved stretches of medieval city walls, dating back to the late 14th century including the eye-catching God’s House Tower, constructed in 1417 and historic Bargate building which was once the main gateway into the city.

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$122*

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Holiday Inn TTT

$96*

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$92*

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Lakeside Hotel TTTT

$177*

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Atlantic Tower by Thistle TTTT

$71*

PRICE FROM per person per night twin share 17 Feb 14-31 Mar 14

*Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for card payments which vary. If you book with Qantas Holidays an additional 2% fee applies to credit card payments. Prices are correct as at 20 Sep 2013 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. ^Best available daily rate refers to the lowest price available as at 20 Sep 2013 and may change at the discretion of the hotel or tour operator. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Offers subject to availability. Airfares not included unless otherwise specified. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. See booking conditions on back page.


Sightseeing SCOTLAND AND EDINBURGH

Homecoming Scotland 2014 is a year-long programme of events which celebrate the very best of Scotland’s food and drink, their fantastic active and natural resources as well as their creativity, culture and ancestral heritage. Visit Scotland in 2014 and join the celebrations.

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Crowned by Edinburgh Castle, the Scottish capital is draped across a series of rocky hills overlooking the sea. It’s a city of culture, art and literature, philosophy and science, and each summer one of biggest arts festival is showecased for the world to see. You will want to visit Edinburgh again and again. From: Edinburgh Operated by: Abbey Tours Duration: 3 days/2 nights Departures: Event dates: 1-23 Aug 14

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The Military Tattoo production features a superb range of international performers staged against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. Thrill to the spine-tingling sights and sounds of the world famous massed pipes and drums, the finest display you can witness anywhere in the world. You have a choice of accommodation from 2 star to 4 star hotels, each centrally located in Edinburgh.

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Airport transfer options: Edinburgh city centre is located approximately 8 kilometres from the airport. The journey takes around 30 minutes. Abbey Tours provides private taxi transfers to/from the airport and city hotels. One-way price: $84*per vehicle. Prices are based on 1-3 persons sharing a vehicle.

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EDINBURGH HOTELS 1. HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS CITY 2. JURY’S INN, EDINBURGH 3. MACDONALD HOLYROOD 4. MERCURE EDINBURGH PRINCES STREET HOTEL 5. PREMIER INN HAYMARKET 6. THE BALMORAL HOTEL 7. THE GEORGE HOTEL 8.  THE KING JAMES BY THISTLE 9.  THE KNIGHT RESIDENCE APARTMENTS

3 days/2 nights Edinburgh Military Tattoo Packages

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Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and Whiskey Distillery

Operated by: City Sightseeing Duration: 1 hour Departs: Daily (except 25 Dec 14)

Operated by: Historic Scotland Duration: Self guided tour, at least 2 hours Departs: Daily (except 25-26 Dec 14)

Operated by: Highland Experience Tours Duration: 8½ hours Departs: Daily (except 25 Dec 13 & 1 Jan 14)

Your ticket is valid for 24 hours from the time of first boarding, enabling you to visit the attractions along the route at your leisure and reboard a later bus. Buses run every 15-30 minutes from 9am. Starting point is Waverley Bridge. Major pick-up points are Edinburgh Castle, St Giles Cathedral, Burns Monument and National Gallery. Attractions include Edinburgh Dungeon, Edinburgh Zoo, Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Holyrood House, St Andrews, Royal Botanic Garden, National Gallery of Scotland, Museum of Edinburgh, Rosslyn Chapel, Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Royal Mile, Arthurs Seat, and Stirling Castle.

Begin the day at Edinburgh Castle, Scotland’s number one visitor attraction, which sits on its own volcanic rock at the top of the Royal Mile. View the Scottish Crown Jewels, the delightful St Margaret‘s Chapel, the Stone of Destiny on which previous Scottish Monarchs were crowned and many other historic buildings. A recent addition is the redevelopment of the Queen Anne Building including a prisoners of war experience. Proudly conspicuous yet strangely secretive, menacing but still homely and human, a defiant fortress which manages nevertheless to welcome and charm.

Tour highlights include: Forth Railway Bridge, visit the site of Wallace Monument and Stirling Castle* in the beautiful city of Stirling, travel through Duke’s Pass which offers spectacular views of Trossach Mountains and lochs, lunch stop at Loch Lomond followed a stop at Glengoyne for a taste of haste of the true spirit of the country - a Highland Malt Whiskey*.

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NOTE: *Entry to the castle and Whiskey tasting is additional, fee payable direct. Tour does not operate 25, 26 Dec 14, and 1, 2 Jan 15.

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Holiday Inn Express City

TTT Picardy Place, Edinburgh Just a few minutes walk from Princes Street and opposite the Playhouse which houses a cinema, restaurant and bar. Property Facilities: Bar, parking, business centre. Accommodation: 161 rooms, air-conditioning, television with in-house movies, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A. Value: Full breakfast daily. Our View: Great central location, an ideal spot for shopaholics with John Lewis 1 minute walk away.

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Jurys Inn, Edinburgh

TTT 43 Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh Surrounded by beautiful buildings in the Old Town, adjacent to the Royal Mile. Property Facilities: Restaurant, bar. Accommodation: 186 rooms, tea/coffee making facilities, television, WiFi access, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room -3A or 2A/1C. Value: Full Scottish breakfast daily.

Our View: Good quality hotel in a great location close to shops and restaurants.

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Macdonald Holyrood

TTTT 81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh Situated in the centre of historic old town close to the Royal Mile and Scottish Parliament. Property Facilities: Restaurant, bar, pool, day spa, gym, tour desk, parking. Accommodation: 156 rooms, air-conditioning, tea/coffee making facilities, television, WiFi access, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A. Value: Full Scottish breakfast daily. Our View: Well maintained hotel with fantastic facilities, an ideal base from which to explore the city.

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TTT 1 Morrison Link, Edinburgh Within walking distance of Edinburgh Castle, Princes Street, Royal Mile and Holyrood Palace. Property Facilities: Restaurant, bar, WiFi access, parking. Accommodation: 82 rooms, tea/coffee making facilities, television, internet access. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A or 2A/1C. Value: Full Scottish breakfast daily. Our View: Ideally located, quality accommodation at an affordable price.

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TTTh 107 Leith Street, Edinburgh In the very heart of Edinburgh just a short walk from Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace. Property Facilities: Restaurant, 24 hour room service, bar, parking. Accommodation: 143 rooms, overhead fan, tea/coffee making facilities, television, WiFi access, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A or 1A/1C. Value: Full English breakfast daily. Our View: Clean, comfortable rooms good-value hotel close to shops and Edinburgh attractions.

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TTTT 19-21 George Street, Edinburgh Set in a convenient location just 10 minutes away from Edinburgh’s main attractions. Property Facilities: Restaurant, 24 hour room service, bar, parking. Accommodation: 294 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, television with in-house movies, internet, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A. Value: Full Scottish breakfast daily. Our View: A very grand and elegant award winning hotel in a prestigious location.

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53 Princes Street, Edinburgh Only a few minutes walk to George Street boutiques, Rose Street pubs and Grassmarket nightspots. Property Facilities: Restaurant, bar, WiFi access. Accommodation: 158 rooms, tea/coffee making facilities, television, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A. Value: Full Scottish breakfast daily. Our View: Hotel extends spectacular views over Princes Street Gardens and across the gorge to Edinburgh Castle.

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The Knight Residence Apartments

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12 Lauriston Street, Edinburgh In the heart of Edinburgh’s old town just minutes away from all its attractions. Property Facilities: Parking, DVD library. Accommodation: 28 apartments, fully-equipped kitchen, television, DVD player, hi-fi system, hairdryer. Max. in room: Studio City - 2A; One Bedroom City Apartment - 3A; Two Bedroom City - 5A. Value: Welcome food hamper including cereal, milk, bread, tea, jams and biscuits. Free WiFi. Our View: Like staying in a hotel yet the place offers the comfort of home. Space and modern apartments with friendly service.

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The Balmoral Hotel

TTTTT 1 Princes Street, Edinburgh An elegant hotel with a strong sense of history and charm, overlooking Edinburgh Castle and close to Edinburgh’s Old town. Property Facilities: 2 restaurants, 24 hour room service, 2 bars, pool, day spa, gym, tour desk, parking. Accommodation: 168 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, television, WiFi access, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A. Value: Full breakfast daily. Our View: Luxurious hotel with first class services. Must try the scrumptious award winning afternoon tea.

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*Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for card payments which vary. If you book with Qantas Holidays an additional 2% fee applies to credit card payments. Prices are correct as at 20 Sep 2013 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. ^Best available daily rate refers to the lowest price available as at 20 Sep 2013 and may change at the discretion of the hotel or tour operator. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Offers subject to availability. Airfares not included unless otherwise specified. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. See booking conditions on back page.


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Glasgow, the host of 2014’s Commonwealth Games is famous for its Victorian architecture, top shopping, great restaurants, energetic pubs and live music scene. Wander the riverfront walkways of the River Clyde, explore the colossal Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and marvel at the vast, medieval Glasgow Cathedral, a shining example of Gothic architecture. Venture beyond the city limits for stunning mountain scenery and glassy, bottomless lakes.

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2 days/1 night The Highland Experience Tour

From: Glasgow Operated by: Highland Experience Tours Duration: 2 days/1 nights Departures: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

Jurys Inn Glasgow

TTTh 80 Jamaica Street, Glasgow Overlooking the River Clyde and close to all major attractions. It is also close to great shopping. Property Facilities: Restaurants, bar. Accommodation: 321 rooms, airconditioning, tea/coffee making facilities, television, WiFi access, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A or 2A/1C. Value: Full Scottish breakfast daily. Our View: A lively and vibrant tourist hotel in the heart of Glasgow.

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Thistle Glasgow

TTTh 36 Cambridge Street, Glasgow Just a short stroll to entertainment, shopping and business district of Glasgow. Property Facilities: Restaurant, room service, bar, pool, gym, parking. Accommodation: 300 rooms, air-conditioning, tea/coffee making facilities, television, WiFi access, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A. Value: English breakfast daily.

Our View: Great facilities and service, close to all the action.

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Glasgow City Hop On Hop Off Tour

Our View: A popular choice due to its location with excellent service levels.

Earlybird bonus: Book before 28 Feb 14 and receive up to 10% off the regular tour rate. Conditions apply. Other tour options: • Hotel option from $352* per person twin share Your ticket is valid for 2 consecutive days from the time of first boarding, enabling you to visit the attractions along the route at your leisure and reboard a later bus. Buses run every 15-20 minutes in summer (reduced frequency in winter). Stops include: St Andrews Square, Glasgow Cathedral, Cylde Arch, Glasgow University and more.

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Our View : Great way to venture beyond the city limits for stunning mountain scenery. Price Includes

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Today explore the loch and take a boat tour over to Urquhart Castle^. Travel south and take in the majestic sweep of the Great Glen and the stunning heights of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain. Visit Glen Coe then travel past Stirling to see its stunning castle and learn about William Wallace - the Scottish hero brought to life in the film Braveheart. (B) NOTE: ^Optional extras - subject to seasonal availability and payable direct. Departures also available from Edinburgh.

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165 West Nile Street, Glasgow Located In Glasgow’s fashionable theatre district in the city centre. Property Facilities: Restaurant, 24 hour room service, bar, gym, tour desk. Accommodation: 113 rooms, air-conditioning, tea/coffee making facilities, television, WiFi access, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A or 2A/1C. Value: Full Scottish breakfast daily.

Witness the best the North of Scotland has to offer. Highlights include the world famous lochs, Culloden^, Drumochter Pass and stunning peaks of the Cairngorms National Park. The first day ends at Drumnadrochit, a beautiful, welcoming village on the banks of Loch Ness. Overnight: Drumnadrochit (B)

Day 2: Drumnadrochit - Glagow

Operated by: City Sightseeing Ltd- Glasgow Duration: 1¼ hours Departs: Daily (except 25-27 Dec 14, 1-2 Jan 15)

Holiday Inn Theatreland

Day 1: Glasgow - Drumnadrochit

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Hotels and sightseeing REGIONAL SCOTLAND AND WALES

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Regional Scotland is rich in history, culture and hospitality. St Andrew’s will satisfy the golf enthusiasts and delight in the breathtaking beauty of Inverness and the Scottish Highlands. You will fall for the romance and adventure of captivating Wales. The cosmopolitan capital Cardiff holds some of the greatest and unique attractions including Cardiff Castle, Llandaff Cathedral and a great mix of cosy cafes, pubs and wine bars.

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Thistle Inverness

TTT Milburn Road, Inverness Close to many landmarks including the castle, cathedral and River Ness. The hotel is a five minute drive from the train station. Property Facilities: Restaurant, 24 hour room service, bar, pool, gym, parking. Accommodation: 118 rooms, air-conditioning, tea/coffee making facilities, television, WiFi access. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A. Value: English breakfast daily. Our View: A great base to explore the highlands and search for ‘Nessie’.

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10-14 Union Terrace, Aberdeen Set in the city centre close to main railway station and Union Terrace Gardens. Property Facilities: Cafe, bar, parking. Accommodation: 83 rooms, air-conditioning, tea/coffee making facilities, television, WiFi access, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A. Value: English breakfast daily. Our View: Comfortable rooms, in a convenient locations close to pubs and restaurants.

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Our View: A unique coastal setting, with uncompromising service and attention to detail.

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TTTTT St Andrews, Fife Set on a 520 acre estate on the east coast of Scotland. Property Facilities: Restaurants, bar, pool, day spa, gym, WiFi access, parking, 2 championship golf courses. Accommodation: 209 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, tea/coffee making facilities, television, hairdryer, bathrobes. Max. in room: Fairmont Double Room - 3A; Deluxe Room - 3A. Value: Full Scottish breakfast daily.

The Parc Hotel by Thistle

TTT Park Place, Cardiff Situdated near Cardiff Castle and the main shopping area. Great location for exploring all that Wales has to offer. Property Facilities: Restaurant, 24 hour room service, bar, parking. Accommodation: 140 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, tea/ coffee making facilities, television, WiFi access. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A. Value: English breakfast daily. Our View: Tastefully decorated rooms with friendly, attentive staff.

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Cardiff City Hop On Hop Off Tour

Operated by: City Sightseeing Duration: 50 minutes Departs: Daily (except 25-26 Dec 14)

Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centre TTTT Castle Street, Cardiff Between Millennium Stadium and Cardiff Castle, a five minute walk to Cardiff Central Station. Property Facilities: Restaurant, 24 hour room service, bar, business centre, parking. Accommodation: 157 rooms, air-conditioning, television with in-house movies, WiFi access, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A. Value: Full breakfast daily. Our View: Perfect location for the sports enthusiasts or leisure traveller.

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Radisson Blu Hotel

TTTT Meridian Gate, Bute Terrace, Cardiff Ideally situated in the city centre with the John Lewis department store across the road. Property Facilities: Restaurant, room service, bar. Accommodation: 215 rooms, air-conditioning, refrigerator, television, in-room safe, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A. Value: Full breakfast daily. Free WiFi.

Our View: Hotel has modern and stylish rooms, within walking distance to sightseeing.

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This Hop On, Hop Off City Tour on an open top double-decker bus offers live guided commentary in English. The ticket, valid for 24 hours from time of first boarding, allows the flexibility to leave and reboard the bus as often as you like. Buses run every 30-60 minutes from 10am. Attractions include Cardiff Castle, Techniquest, St. Fagans National History Museum and Wales Millennium Centre. NOTE: When there is a major sporting event at the Millennium Stadium the tour may be subject to change.

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*Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for card payments which vary. If you book with Qantas Holidays an additional 2% fee applies to credit card payments. Prices are correct as at 20 Sep 2013 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. ^Best available daily rate refers to the lowest price available as at 20 Sep 2013 and may change at the discretion of the hotel or tour operator. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Offers subject to availability. Airfares not included unless otherwise specified. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. See booking conditions on back page.


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3 days/2 nights The Skye Experience Tour

From: Edinburgh and Glasgow Operated by: Highland Experience Tours Duration: 3 days/2 nights Departures: Mon, Wed, Sat (1 Nov 13-31Oct 14), Fri (6 Jun-26 Sep 14)

Day 1: Edinburgh - Glasgow - Isle of Skye

On the way to Skye, you will travel past beautiful Stirling Castle, across the brooding expanse of Rannoch Moor and through Glen Coe. As the road nears the coast, it passes Eilean Donan Castle^ where you will have the chance to take photographs and explore the castle that featured in the film Highlander. Then it’s time to cross the bridge to Skye. Overnight: Kyleakin

Day 2: Isle of Skye - Loch Ness

With a full day to explore the island, you will see all the sights, such as the craggy Cuillin Mountains, the dramatic hills of the Quiraing and outstanding beautiful Trotternish Peninsula. You will capture some Skye memories with an inquisitive seal peeking out of the waves as you walk the coast, or a stag silhouetted on a hillside. In the evening you’ll say goodbye to the Isle and head south to Loch Ness. Overnight: Drumnadrochit (B)

Day 3: Loch Ness - Glasgow - Edinburgh

After a good nights sleep near the shores of Loch Ness you’ll have loads of time to explore.Take a boat tour over to Urquhart Castle^, visit the Loch Ness 2000 Exhibition^, or just monster hunt from the

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5 days/4 nights Heart Of England Tour

Day 1: London - Oxford - Cotswolds

Travel to University of Oxford. Enjoy a walk among the golden-stone buildings to Christ Church, one of Oxford’s grandest colleges. Christ Church’s Great Hall and cloisters were also used in the Harry Potter films. In the afternoon travel through the Cotswolds to Chipping Campden. Overnight: The Kings Hotel, or similar (D)

Day 2: Cotswolds - Stratford-upon-Avon - Cotswolds

Visit Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon and to a thatched farmhouse where the young William Shakespeare courted his future bride Anne Hathaway. Later, meander through quaint villages such as Snowshill, Bidford and Broadway, which are often referred to as the ‘Jewels of the Cotswolds’. Evening at leisure. Overnight: The Kings Hotel, or similar (B)

Day 3: Cotswolds - Lacock - Bath

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Visit the village of Lacock, used in countless television and movie productions including Pride and Prejudice and Harry Potter. Next up is Worley’s Cider for a short tour and a tasting accompanied by a selection of delicious local produce. Final stop is Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Evening at leisure. Overnight: Francis Hotel, or similar (B)

Day 4: Bath

Explore this Georgian city, visit the Roman Baths and see the towering 15th century Abbey, the imposing Georgian Royal Crescent

Day 3: York - Edinburgh

This morning, enjoy a walking tour of York. Travel through Northumberland national park and view the ruins of Jedburgh abbey. Dine at a Scottish cabaret show in Edinburgh. Overnight: Houstoun House Hotel or similar, Uphall near Edinburgh (B, D)

Day 4: Edinburgh

Explore central Edinburgh this morning. Tour the massive Edinburgh Castle to see the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny and enjoy great views right across the city. Overnight: Houstoun House Hotel or similar, Uphall near Edinburgh (B) From: London Operated by: CIE Tours Duration: 9 days/8 nights Departures: Sun (9 Mar 14-23 Nov 14)

Day 1: London

Transfer to Windsor and visit Windsor Castle, residence of The Queen. See the lavishly decorated State Apartments and St. George’s Chapel. Overnight: Harte and Garter Hotel or similar, Windsor (D)

Day 2: Cotswolds - Stratford-upon-Avon

Drive through the Cotswolds and stop in a pretty village. Continue to Stratford upon Avon to visit the Shakespeare’s birthplace. Overnight: Yorkshire Hotel or similar, Harrogate (B, D)

Day 5: Lake District - Liverpool

Drive through the Lake District, a region associated with Beatrix Potter. See stunning views of lakes, gentle hills and valleys. Continue to Liverpool to visit the Beatles story to experience the music and lives of the ‘Fab Four’. Overnight: Marriott City Centre Hotel or similar, Liverpool (B, D)

Day 6: Tintern Abbey and Cardiff Castle

Drive through Shropshire and stop in Ludlow then travel through the Welsh countryside and visit the picturesque ruins of Tintern abbey. Enjoy a Welsh banquet at Cardiff Castle. Overnight Maldron Hotel or similar, Cardiff (B, D)

shore. As we head home, you’ll visit the battlefield of Culloden^, the site of the defeat of the Jacobite forces. You’ll also pass the stunning Cairngorm Mountains and explore the picturesque town of Pitlochry. Tour returns approximately 5:00pm. (B) NOTE: ^Optional extra - subject to seasonal availability.

Earlybird bonus: Book before 28 Feb 14 and receive up to 10% off the regular tour rate. Conditions apply. Other tour options: Hotel option from $596* per person twin share

Our View : See the magnificent beauty of Skye and the Scottish Highlands. Price Includes

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and fascinating Pulteney Bridge. Also visit No.1 Royal Crescent, a magnificent town-house. Afternoon is at your leisure. In the evening enjoy a farewell dinner together. Overnight: Francis Hotel, or similar (B,D)

Day 5: Bath - Longleat - Avebury - London

Head to Longleat, an English stately home, for a behind the scenes tour, then continue to the UNESCO World Heritage Standing Stones, which rival Stonehenge where you can walk freely amongst the stones. In the afternoon head back to London where the tour ends. (B)

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Day 7: Roman Baths - Stonehenge

Take a panoramic tour around the highlights of Cardiff including the older Victorian buildings as well as the iconic Millennium Centre. A short drive to Bath and visit the Roman Baths and Pump Room, wonderfully preserved after two millennia. At Salisbury Plain, visit Stonehenge. Continue into London. Overnight: Thistle Kensington Gardens Hotel or similar, London (B)

Day 8: London

See London at your leisure. Overnight: Thistle Kensington Gardens Hotel or similar, London (B)

Day 9: London

Transfer to Heathrow airport.

Price Includes

• 8 nights accommodation with private facilities • Transportation by luxury coach with guide • Meals as specified (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner) • Entrance fees to selected attractions PRICE FROM

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Dublin is an elegant Georgian metropolis with attractive landscaped parks and wide streets, but its most appealing features are its charming character and friendly locals. Known as the city of writers and literature with excellent attractions and landmarks such as the Molly Malone statue, Trinity College which houses the Book of Kells and St Patrick’s Cathedral. 

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The Emerald Isle delights with its unique traditions, beauty and personality. Said to be 40 shades of green, the Irish landscape is a jaw-dropping extravaganza of mountain, lake, sea and sky. Take a walk along a beautifully scenic track, drive through country villages of thatched cottages, or stop off at a welcoming pub that’s filled to overflowing with lively music, pints of Guinness and warm-hearted locals.

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Stena Line Ferries Great value for money and offering fast sea crossings between Ireland and Great Britain and vice versa. Take your car for an enjoyable and affordable holiday. Stena Line is the world’s leading ferry company. General Conditions • You must pre-book your Fast Craft or Super Ferry crossing prior to your departure from Australia. • Fast Craft crossings must be booked in conjunction with a minimum 3 nights Qantas Holidays land content. Ferries leave from Dun Laoghaire - Holyhead and v.v., Rosslare - Fishguard and v.v., Belfast Cairnryan and v.v., and depart daily. Details are available on application.

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Old Jameson Distillery Tour

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Operated by: Abbey Tours Duration: 1 hour Departs: Daily

Operated by: Abbey Tours Duration: 1 hour Departs: Daily

Ticket is valid for two consecutive days from the time of first boarding, enabling you to explore Dublin. The Hop On Hop Off tour provides up to 20 stops. The all-day ticket allows you to hop on and off at must-see attractions including National Museum of Archaeology & History or the National Art Gallery. Hop off at Trinity College, and marvel at Christ Church Cathedral. The Hop On Hop Off ticketek includes a walking tour.

At the Guinness Storehouse discover all there is to know about the world famous stout. It’s dramatic story begins over 250 years ago and ends in Gravity, the sky bar, with a complimentary pint of Guinness and a great view of Dublin City. The visit includes brewing, advertising, the Arthur Guinness story, cooperage, transport, Guinness around the world, bars, gallery and store.

Explore the fascinating history of Irish whiskey! You can follow the interesting craft of whiskey making through the different stages from grain intake to malting, mashing, fermentation, distillation, maturation and bottling. Finally, the tour culminates in the bar for a traditional complimentary Irish Whiskey tasting session.

NOTE: Children 5 years and under are free.

NOTE: Includes 27 possible stops and on-board commentary.

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Two Day Dublin Pass

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A “must have” when visiting Dublin - the best way to see it all! Includes FREE transport from the airport to the city, FREE entrance to over 30 of Dublin’s top attractions and special offers and discounts to over 25 of Dublin’s shops, restaurants, entertainment venues and tours and FREE comprehensive Dublin Guidebook. Other tour options: • 3 day Dublin Pass from $125* per person • 6 day Dublin Pass from $183* per person

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*Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for card payments which vary. If you book with Qantas Holidays an additional 2% fee applies to credit card payments. Prices are correct as at 20 Sep 2013 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. ^Best available daily rate refers to the lowest price available as at 20 Sep 2013 and may change at the discretion of the hotel or tour operator. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Offers subject to availability. Airfares not included unless otherwise specified. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. See booking conditions on back page.


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Hotels DUBLIN

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Arlington Hotel Temple Bar

TTT Lord Edward Street, Dublin Lively hotel in the heart of the city centre. Opposite Dublin Castle and on the doorstep of Temple Bar. Property Facilities: Restaurant, bar. Accommodation: 63 rooms, tea/coffee making facilities, television, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A or 2A/1C. Value: Full Irish breakfast daily.

Our View: Conveniently located to attractions and shopping. Hotel offers Celtic nights with Irish dinners and entertainment.

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Jurys Inn Christchurch

TTT Christchurch Place, Dublin Set in Dublin’s oldest quarter opposite Christ Church Cathedral and a short walk away from Temple Bar Street area. Property Facilities: Restaurant, bar, WiFi access, parking. Accommodation: 182 rooms, tea/coffee making facilities, television, WiFi access, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A or 2A/1C. Value: Full Irish breakfast daily. Our View: A great value hotel in a beautiful area of historic Dublin.

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Doubletree by Hilton Dublin

TTTT (Formerly Burlington Hotel) Upper Leeson Street, Dublin Located in the attractive southside of Dublin, just minutes stroll from popular Dublin attractions. Property Facilities: Restaurants, room service, bars, gym, business centre, parking, shop. Accommodation: 501 rooms, air-conditioning, tea/ coffee making facilities, television, WiFi access. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A or 2A/1C. Value: Full Irish breakfast daily. Bonus: Stay 4 nights, pay 3. Blackout dates apply. Our View: A grand hotel with character and flair with stylish contemporary rooms.

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Beresford Hotel

TTT 21 Store Street, Dublin Overlooking the historic Custom House building and just 5 minutes walk away to the shops on O’Connell and Grafton Street. Property Facilities: Restaurants, room service, bar. Accommodation: 105 rooms, air-conditioning, tea/coffee making facilities, television, WiFi access, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A or 2A/1C. Value: Full Irish breakfast daily. Our View: In the perfect location with a host of tourist attractions and venues within walking distance.

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TTT Fleet Street, Temple Bar, Dublin Set in the vibrant and energetic Temple Bar area, Dublin’s entertainment quarter with restaurants and bars. Property Facilities: Restaurant, room service, 2 bars, parking. Accommodation: 130 rooms, air-conditioning, tea/coffee making facilities, television, WiFi access, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A or 2A/1C. Value: Full Irish breakfast daily. Bonus: Stay 3 nights, pay 2. Blackout dates apply. Our View: A prime location in Dublin surrounded by the busy nightlife of this popular area.

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Merrion Square, Dublin Housed in a historic building on the northwest corner of Merrion Square. Property Facilities: Restaurant, 24 hour room service, bar, gym. Accommodation: 103 rooms, air-conditioning, tea/ coffee making facilities, television, WiFi access, in-room safe. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A or 2A/1C. Value: Full Irish breakfast daily. Bonus: Stay 5 nights, pay 4. Blackout dates apply. Our View: An elegant Georgian building with high quality facilities and service.

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Our View: A vibrant, modern hotel offering good value for money.

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O’Callaghan Mont Clare Hotel TTTh Merrion Square, Dublin Situated in the historical heart of Georgian Dublin overlooking leafy Merrion Square. Property Facilities: Restaurant, bar. Accommodation: 66 rooms, air-conditioning, tea/coffee making facilities, television, WiFi access, in-room safe. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A or 2A/1C. Value: Full Irish breakfast daily. Bonus: Stay 5 nights, pay 4. Valid 1 Jul 14-31 Aug 14 and 1 Nov 14-23 Dec 14. Our View: Offers a real slice of Dublin life where you will feel right at home.

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TTT Moore Street Plaza, Parnell Street, Dublin Located in a dynamic area of Dublin, walking distance to literary and art establishments and shopping areas. Property Facilities: Restaurant, bar, gym. Accommodation: 253 rooms, air-conditioning, tea/coffee making facilities, television, WiFi access, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A or 2A/1C. Value: Full Irish breakfast daily.

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Temple Bar Hotel

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Radisson Blu Royal Hotel

TTTT Golden Lane 8, Dublin Located in the southside of Dublin, at the crossroads of Golden Lane and Chancery Lane. Property Facilities: Restaurant, 24 hour room service, 3 bars, parking. Accommodation: 150 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, television, WiFi access, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A. Value: Full breakfast daily. Our View: Superb hotel with modern decor with outstanding staff and facilities.

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Hotels and sightseeing BELFAST

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TTT 40 Hope Street, Belfast Located right beside Great Victoria Street Bus and Train Station and within five minutes of Odyssey Arena. Property Facilities: Restaurant, bar, business centre. Accommodation: 250 rooms, tea/coffee making facilities, television, WiFi access. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A ot 2A/1C. Value: Full Irish breakfast daily.

Our View: Good value hotel, perfect for business travellers or those who want to be close to shops and entertainment.

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TTT Great Victoria St, Belfast Adjacent to the Opera House, City Hall and the city’s main shopping and entertainment districts. Property Facilities: Restaurant, bar, parking. Accommodation: 190 rooms, air-conditioning, tea/coffee making facilities, television, WiFi access, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A or 2A/1C. Value: Full Irish breakfast daily. Our View: A friendly and welcoming hotel with many of Belfasts attractions at its doorstep.

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Belfast has two airports. Belfast City Airport is located 4 kilometres from the city and Belfast International Airport, approximately 25 kilometres. Private car transfers operate to/ from each of these airports to the city. Transfers Belfast City Airport - City. One-way price: per vehicle $104* airport/hotel and v.v. Prices are based on 1-4 person sharing a vehicle. Surcharges apply for Belfast International Airport and for services between 6:30pm-7.30am.

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Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland and a great place to absorb the rich culture and past history of the nation. By foot or car, it’s easy to get around and once you have finished exploring the city, head to the picturesque surrounding countryside.

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Wellington Park Hotel

TTTh 21 Malone Street, Belfast In the university area of Belfast, surrounded by restaurants and bars. The popular and cosmopolitan Lisburn Road is only two minutes away. Property Facilities: Restaurant, room service, bar, parking. Accommodation: 75 rooms, tea/coffee making facilities, television, WiFi access, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A or 2A/1C. Value: Full Irish breakfast daily. Our View: Popular hotel with over 30 years experience in serving to the highest standards of Irish hospitality.

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Titanic Belfast

Operated by: Abbey Tours Duration: 1½ hours Departs: Daily (except 12 Jul 14, 25 & 26 Dec 14)

Operated by: Abbey Tours Duration: 90 minutes Departs: Daily (except 24-26 Dec 14)

A unique opportunity to see some of the well known sights of Belfast including Belfast City Hall, Albert Clock and Queen’s University. The tour will cover some of the alternative sights of Belfast including the political murals located on the Protestant Shankill Road and the Catholic Falls Road, which are a unique cultural experience.

Visit the birthplace of the Titanic and experience the story. Titanic Belfast® extends over nine galleries with multiple dimensions to the exhibition, drawing together special effects, dark rides, full-scale reconstructions and innovative interactive features to explore the Titanic story in a fresh and insightful way; from her conception in Belfast in the early 1900s through to her construction and launch, to her infamous maiden voyage and catastrophic demise. Tour also includes an audio guide.

Europa Hotel

TTTT Great Victoria Street, Belfast Located on Belfast’s Golden mile, this hotel is very close to the Grand Opera House. Property Facilities: Restaurant, room service, bar, piano lounge, parking. Accommodation: 272 rooms, tea/coffee making facilities, television, iPod dock, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A or 2A/1C. Value: Full Irish breakfast daily. Our View: Popular hotel centrally located hotel with interesting history.

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*Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for card payments which vary. If you book with Qantas Holidays an additional 2% fee applies to credit card payments. Prices are correct as at 20 Sep 2013 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. ^Best available daily rate refers to the lowest price available as at 20 Sep 2013 and may change at the discretion of the hotel or tour operator. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Offers subject to availability. Airfares not included unless otherwise specified. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. See booking conditions on back page.


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Regional accommodation IRELAND

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Regional Ireland

Sarah says... The inviting regional cities of Ireland each offer their own unique attractions of exquisite crafts, arousing music and dance and quaint walks in the countryside. Friendly country folk, charming pubs and stunning scenery add to Ireland’s appeal. Regional Ireland also boasts the longest sign-posted coastal drive in the world - the Wild Atlantic Way and stretches from Donegal in the North to Cork in the south, its truly captivating and a must do.

The beaches in much of Donegal are white and sandy. So take a walk on the beach, try the beaches of Rosapenna for pretty scenery and a quiet atmosphere. Rail option

Eurail Ireland Pass available: 3 days in 1 month, 1st Class from $291* per adult. Please enquire for details.

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One of Ireland’s most popular holiday spots, the Cork region will delight with its 1000 kilometres of magnificent coastline. Explore its beaches, mountains, rivers and lakes.

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Limerick will be Ireland’s city of culture in 2014. It is a wonderful place to explore the region’s Viking heritage. Visit its intriguing castle and interesting museum, which recounts tales of medieval times, when hermits, heroes, soldiers, raiders, students and pilgrims traveled down the ‘water highway’ of the Shannon River.

Jurys Inn Cork TTT

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There’s lots of history to absorb in Derry, also known as Londonderry, founded in 546 AD. A stroll around the 17th-century city walls is a must, as is a tour of the Bogside murals and time spent in the city’s vibrant pubs listening to great live music. The biggest attraction of all, however, the locals are warm, witty and welcoming.

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Clarion Hotel Cork TTT

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Clarion Hotel Limerick TTTT

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$78* per person per night twin share

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DONEGAL You could lose yourself for weeks in the wilds of Donegal. Ireland’s second-largest county is a beautiful and rugged mix of sea cliffs, mountains, remote communities and sheep-studed pastures. Explore its natural riches, there’s a range of outdoor activities on offer or relax in a quiet village pub and drink in the scenery.

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$108* per person per night twin share

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Tower Hotel TTT

$88* per person per night twin share

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Ramada Da Vinci’s Hotel TTT

$104* per person per night twin share

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WATERFORD Affectionately known as Crystal County for its world-famous handcrafted crystal, County Waterford is the place to meet a master of the craft. Waterford Town is Ireland’s oldest city and this is reflected in the medieval era alleyways that scribble the city. Take a walk to Reginald’s Tower for a taste of the town’s Viking heritage or tour the Waterford Factory.

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Harvey’s Point Hotel TTTT

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GALWAY Famous for its port, not to mention its white swans and warm, welcoming locals, this charming city abounds with medieval history and modern-day energy. A university town, Galway is home to great shopping, music, theatre, festivals, horse racing, restaurants and lively conversation.

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Abbeyglen Castle Hotel TTTT

$191* per person per night twin share

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Tower Hotel TTT

$74* per person per night twin share

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KILLARNEY Famous for its lakes, waterfalls, woodland and moors, all dwarfed by 1000 metre plus peaks, Killarney is also synonymous with souvenirs, coach tours and an infectious sense of humour. A visit to this south-western Ireland tourist town isn’t complete without a pint in a traditional pub, a good belly laugh and a soft-toy shamrock to take home. There’s plenty of great restaurants and accommodation on offer too.

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afternoon depart Dublin for your next stop, County Galway. Overnight: Galway (B)

Day 3: Connemara

Spend today exploring the country of the “Quiet Man” and “The Purple Taxi”- Connemara, an area full of contrast, Granite Mountains populated only by sheep with hundreds of lakes forming a fisherman’s paradise. Overnight: Galway (B)

Day 4: Galway - Kerry

Depart for Kerry this morning, and travel through the heart of County Clare - the Burren Region. Continue along the coast of Clare to view the spectacular Cliffs of Moher. Overnight: Killarney (B)

Day 5: Ring of Kerry

Arrive at Dublin Airport, pick up your hire car & transfer to your hotel. According to the time of arrival, enjoy a tour of the highlights of Dublin. Overnight: Dublin

Today take in spectacular scenery - mountains, peat bogs, lakes and magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean as you travel along the coast road. Leaving Killarney you travel through Killorglin, famous for its Puck Fair, then to Glenbeigh where the cliff road affords panoramic views of the Dingle Peninsula and Dingle Bay. The road continues with superb views of the famous Lakes of Killarney. Overnight: Killarney (B)

Day 2: Dublin - Galway

Day 6: Killarney - Limerick

From: Dublin Operated by: Abbey Tours Duration: 8 days/7 nights Departures: Daily (Apr 14-Dec 14)

Day 1: Dublin Arrival

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Dublin. You could visit St-Patrick’s Cathedral, Trinity College or the Old Jameson Distillery. This

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8 days/7 nights Ireland & the Movies Tour

Arrive at Dublin Airport and transfer to the city centre for a Dublin City tour. Overnight: Dublin (B)

Day 2: Dublin - Belfast

Head north and visit Trim Castle which was used to film the York

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11 days/10 nights Wild Atlantic Way Tour

Travel towards the picturesque town of Glenarm on the north Antrim coastline the setting of many Game of Thrones scenes. Continue on along the Antrim coastline enjoying the spectacular views, rolling hills and scenic villages. Next visit Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. One of Northern Ireland’s most famous landmarks. Overnight: Ballycastle (B)

Day 5: Ballycastle - Derry

Visit the Giants Causeway which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Later visit Bushmills Distillery – one of the world’s oldest distilleries. Overnight: Derry (B,D)

route. Travel to Sligo also known as Yeats Country and is also famed for its beaches and Surfing.Overnight: Silgo/Donegal (B) Discover the magnificent cliffs at Slieve League by walking to the cliff’s face or take the shuttle bus. Near Sligo town on the road to Donegal is Drumcliffe Churchyard where W.B. Yeats is buried. Overnight: Silgo/Donegal (B)

Day 4: Sligo/Donegal - Mayo

Stop off to explore the Céide Fields, the largest Stone Age monument and the oldest known field systems in the world. Overnight: Mayo (B)

Day 5: Mayo

Day 1: Dublin

Before heading West to the Atlantic seaboard, explore Ireland’s capital city. Overnight: Dublin (B)

Day 2: Dublin - Sligo/Donegal

Depart for the West where you will join the Wild Atlantic way

Day 8: Dublin

Travel to Dublin Airport for your return flight home. NOTE: Package does not include car hire and optional excursions. Hotel and Manor House packages also available. Please inquire for more details.

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• 7 nights B&B accommodation with private facilities • Meals as specified (B: Full breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner) • Local taxes and service charges

$571*

Day 6: Derry - Donegal

Day 3: Sligo/Donegal

From: Dublin Operated by: Abbey Tours Duration: 11 days/10 nights Departures: Daily (Apr 14-Dec 14)

Return to Dublin and your afternoon is free to explore the city or to do your last minute shopping. Overnight: Dublin (B)

and London scenes for Braveheart. Next you will visit the nearby Bru na Boinne and Newgrange. Continue on to Belfast for the night. Overnight: Belfast (B)

Day 4: Belfast - Ballycastle

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Enjoy a panoramic tour of Belfast City. Visit The Titanic Belfast Experience. In the afternoon travel from Belfast to the northeast shores of Lough Neagh and Shane’s Castle. The castle ruins and its 2600-acre demesne near Randalstown was the scene of extensive filming for thePRICE Game of Thrones series. Outside the village of FROM Ballygally lies Cairncastle the location for many other scenes from Game of Thrones. Overnight: Belfast (B)

From: Dublin Operated by: Abbey Tours Duration: 8 days/7 nights Departures: Daily (Apr 14-Dec 14)

Peninsula has an extraordinary number of ring forts, high crosses and other ancient monuments. The area west of Dingle has the greatest concentration of ancient sites in Kerry. The landscape here is dramatic and there are striking views of the Blasket Islands from Slea Head. Overnight: Limerick (B)

Depart for a tour of the Dingle Peninsula, where films such as “Ryan’s Daughter” and “Far and Away” have been made. The

Day 3: Belfast City & Game of Thrones

Take time out to explore the island of Achill. The island offers many outdoor activities from hillwalking to fishing and angling, from golf, painting or horse-riding to surfing, windsurfing or scuba diving. Overnight: Mayo (B)

Day 6: Mayo - Galway

Travel to Conneemara, a place of contrasts, colours, and wilderness. Stop outside Leenane and take a cruise on “The Connemara Lady“. Continue to Clifden, the largest town in Connemara with the opportunity to stop off at Kylemore Abbey. Overnight: Galway (B)

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Enjoy a walking tour of the walled city of Derry. Leaving Derry you will travel to Donegal, where you can visit Glenveagh National Park and Glenveagh Castle. Drive by the nearby Glenties, where Brian Friel’s play “Dancing at Lughnasa” was filmed. Overnight: Donegal (B)

Day 7: Donegal to Dublin

Commence your return journey to Dublin and travel south through the Fermanagh Lake District. Overnight: Dublin (B)

Day 8: Dublin

Transfer to Dublin Airport for your return flight home. NOTE: Package does not include car hire and optional excursions. Please inquire for more details.

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Day 7: Galway - Clare

From the centuries old Claddagh area to the seafront Promenade of Salthill, Galway has so much to offer. Travel to County Clare and discover the unique lunar-like landscape of the Burren and then continue to the Cliffs of Moher. Overnight: Clare (B)

Day 8 & 9: Clare - Kerry

Highlights include Ring of Kerry, UNESCO World Heritage Site Skellig Michael. Overnight: Kerry (B)

Day 10: Kerry - Dublin

Travel to Cork City and visit the market or ring the Shandon Bells. On return to Dublin stop at Rock of Cashel. Overnight: Dublin (B)

Day 11: Dublin

Transfer to Dublin Airport for your flight home. NOTE: Package does not include car hire and optional excursions. Please inquire for more details.

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• 10 nights accommodation with private facilities • Meals as specified (B: Full breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner) • Local taxes and service charges PRICE FROM

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*Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for card payments which vary. If you book with Qantas Holidays an additional 2% fee applies to credit card payments. Prices are correct as at 20 Sep 2013 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. ^Best available daily rate refers to the lowest price available as at 20 Sep 2013 and may change at the discretion of the hotel or tour operator. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Offers subject to availability. Airfares not included unless otherwise specified. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. See booking conditions on back page.


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Coach touring IRELAND

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From: Dublin Operated by: CIE Tours Duration: 8 days/7 nights Departures: Mon 17 Feb 14-8 Dec 14, Wed 26 Mar 14-5 Nov 14

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• 4 nights accommodation with private facilities • Meals as specified (B: Breakfast, D: Dinner) • Medieval banquet at Bunratty Castle • Sightseeing by luxury coach throughout • Ferry ride across the River Shannon • Local taxes and service charges • Entrance fees to selected attractions

Day 1: Dublin

Take a tour of Dublin and in the evening enjoy an Irish dinner, followed by a traditional Irish show. Overnight: Doubletree by Hilton Dublin - Burlington Road or similar (D)

Day 2: Dublin - Killarney

Visit Blarney Castle and drive through County Kerry. Arrive in Killarney, picturesquely set beside lakes and the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks. Overnight: Killarney Towers Hotel or similar (B, D)

Day 3: Ring of Kerry and Skellig Experience

Drive along the Ring of Kerry for breathtaking coastal views of beaches & cliffs. Visit the Skellig Experience to learn about the nearby rocky islands. Overnight: Killarney Towers or similar (B, D)

Day 4: Killarney - Bunratty

Ferry across the River Shannon Estuary and continue on to the Cliffs of Moher. A medieval-style feast awaits at Bunratty Castle for dinner. Overnight: Bunratty Castle Hotel or similar (B, D)

Day 5: Bunratty - Dublin

Drive across the rugged boglands of Connemara to Moycullen to visit the Connemara Marble Factory. Drive into Galway for a panoramic tour before travelling to Dublin. (B) PRICE FROM

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8 days/7 nights - Irish Pub & Folk Tour

From: Dublin Operated by: CIE Tours Duration: 8 days/7 nights Departures: Wed 2 Apr 14-22 Oct 14, Sat 15 Feb 14-6 Dec 14

• 7 nights accommodation with private facilities • Transportation by Luxury coach • Meals as specified (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner) • Entrance fees to selected attractions • Tours of Dublin, Waterford, Derry • Local taxes and service charges

Day 1: Dublin

Enjoy a guided tour of Dublin. Overnight: Maldron Hotel or similar

Day 2: Dublin - Waterford

See the delightful scenery of the Wicklow Mountains and end with a dinner and tour in Waterford. Overnight: Dooley’s Hotel or similar (B, D)

Day 3 & 4: Waterford - Killarney

Visit the House of Waterford Crystal and Cobh. Next day see the Ring of Kerry, Valencia Island, Skellig Experience and Moll’s Gap. Overnight: International Hotel or similar (B, D)

Day 5: Killarney - Galway

Visit the Flying Boat Museum and the Cliffs of Moher. Overnight: Ardilaun Hotel or similar (B, D)

Day 6: Galway - Derry

Travel through the pilgrimage town of Knock, County Sligo, past the Blue Stack Mountains to Derry. Overnight: Everglades Hotel or similar (B, D)

Day 7 & 8: Derry - Dublin

Visit Dunluce Castle, Titanic Belfast and the Harland & Wolff shipyards. The next day travel back to Dublin where your tour ends. Overnight: Croke Park Hotel or similar (B x 2, D) PRICE FROM

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8 days/7 nights - Northern Welcome Tour

From: Dublin Operated by: CIE Tours Duration: 8 days/7 nights Departures: Sat 5 Apr 14-25 Oct 14

Price Includes

Price Includes

• 7 nights accommodation with private facilities • Transportation by luxury coach with professional guide • Meals as specified (B: Full breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner) • Entrance fees to selected attractions • Ferry ride across the River Shannon • Day tour to Achill Island • Local taxes and service charges

• 7 nights accommodation with private facilities • Transportation by luxury coach with professional guide • Meals as specified (B: Full breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner) • Entrance fees to selected attractions • Tours of Drogheda, Derry and Belfast • Day tour to Achill Island • Local taxes and service charges

Day 1: Dublin

Day 1: Dublin - Drogheda

Day 2: Dublin - Kilkenny

Day 2: Drogheda - Belfast

Tour around Dublin city centre. Overnight: Doubletree by Hilton Dublin - Burlington Road or similar (D) Visit the Irish National Stud. Afternoon at your leisure. Overnight: Ormonde Hotel or similar (B, D)

Day 3 & 4: Kilkenny - Killarney

Visit the House of Waterford Crystal, Blarney Castle. The next day journey along the Ring of Kerry. Overnight: International Hotel or similar (B, D - day 3; B, L - day 4)

Day 5 & 6: Killarney - Westport

Ferry across the River Shannon Estuary. View the Cliffs of Moher and pass through the Connemara region. The next day visit Westport House and Achill Island. Overnight: Wyatt Hotel or similar (B, D)

Day 7: Westport - Dublin

Visit Kilbeggan distillery and Brazen head pub in Dublin. Overnight: Ashling Hotel or similar (B, D)

Day 8: Dublin

Your tour finishes in Dublin. (B)

Pick up from Dublin and journey to Drogheda for a walking tour. Overnight: D Hotel or similar (D) Visit the Boyne Valley Visitor Centre and then travel past the Mourne Mountains to Belfast for a panoramic tour. Overnight: Europa Hotel or similar (B, D)

Day 3 & 4: Belfast - Derry

Highlighted include Giant’s Causeway, Shean’s Heritage Farm, guided walk around Derry, Ulster American Folk Park and Tower Museum. Overnight: Tower Hotel or similar (B, D)

Day 5 & 6: Derry - Westport

Highlights include Donegal Castle, Belleek Pottery Factory, W. B. Yeats grave, Westport House and Achill Island. Overnight: Clew Bay or similar (B, L)

Day 7: Westport - Galway-Dublin

Visit Kilbeggan Distillery followed by Old Jameson Distillery for a guided tour. Overnight: The Stillorgan Park Hotel or similar (B, D)

Day 8: Dublin

Transfer to Dublin Airport for your flight home. (B) PRICE FROM

$1619*

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$1503*

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Portugal

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Turkey

Portugal offers a uniquely diverse and exciting range of cultures, climates, and landscapes. With its medieval castles, picture-postcard villages, dramatic coastlines and flower-covered hillsides, Portugal is enchanting.

The nations of Norway, Denmark, Finland and Sweden are distinctively different and you’ll love their relaxed atmosphere. From glaciers, fjords and valleys to lakes and forests and tiny islands, Scandinavia is sure to delight.

A country of great diversity – from its rich history, amazing landscape and architecture ranging in extremes from Hagia Sophia to the the dwellings of Goreme. Not to mention the delicious food and the many ruins of ancient civilisations. Turkey is a must see destination.

Belgium

Hungary

With three official languages and English as an additional, unofficial language, the sounds of Belgium are as colourful as the sights. With stunning architecture and ancient cobblestone squares, the cities are never far apart.

Germany Germany is a show of strength, efficiency, power and wealth, combined with beautiful landscape and charming townships. Enjoy the warmth of its traditions and people.

Austria Austria is a land of fairytale palaces and Mozart melodies, vast mountain ranges, wildflower meadows and the Viennese waltz. Shop in Salzburg and Vienna, explore the Alps or be enchanted by the Vienna Boys’ Choir.

Switzerland From its snow-capped peaks and alpine lakes to the grand cathedrals of Lausanne, the glamorous St Moritz, and the landscape-dotting Heidi houses, Switzerland is beautiful. Don’t forget to try the famous Emmental and Gruyère cheeses and Swiss chocolate.

The Netherlands

Hungary lies at the heart of Europe and has a unique place in the continent’s soul; it gave us the music of Franz Liszt, the romance of the Danube River and Budapest, and a unique cuisine that’s not to be missed.

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Czech Republic Castles and chateaux abound and the history of Bohemia and Moravia reveals a nation of great depth, culture and tradition. Visit Prague, one of the world’s most beautiful, cultured and exciting cities in Europe.

Croatia Often regarded as the ‘world’s best-kept secret’ for tourists, Croatia boasts spectacular national parks, mesmerising Renaissance cities, historic architecture along side its stunning blue seas and rolling hills of vineyards and olive groves.

Greece With its rugged beauty, idyllic Mediterranean islands and ancient cities, Greece is a holidaymaker’s dream come true. Once the cradle of Western thought, art, literature, music and democracy, it’s home to the Acropolis, the most famous wonder of the ancient world.

There’s no place like The Netherlands. First explore Amsterdam for its culture, canals and coffee shops, then head into the countryside, kick off your clogs and enjoy the breeze as you bike your way around this lovely nation.

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Grandness and magic. Paris has more familiar landmarks than any other city in the world - the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Musée du Louvre, Arc de Triomphe - as well as stunning vistas, charming avenues, cafe-packed backstreets, romance along the Seine, and the infamous Moulin Rouge.

The French countryside is an exquisite mix of snowcapped mountains, regal chateaus and world-famous SCOTLAND wine regions. Sprinkled with charming townships and breathtaking landscapes, the French Alps, the Loire Valley, and the Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne and Cognac North regions are an essential and chic holiday destination.

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Paris The city of love, Paris is the place to take a romantic boat cruise on the Seine River, savour wine in a secret café, shop for something special or visit the world-famous Eiffel Tower, Musee du Louvre (where you will meet Mona Lisa), Notre Dame Cathedral and the Arc de Triomphe. Things to se

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Transfers

Air City operates minibus transfers from Charles de Gaulle Airport and Paris Orly Airport to central Paris hotels and viceversa. Air-conditioned 8-12 seater minivans are shared with other passengers arriving or departing within the same time schedule. Pass through customs and make your way to the Air City Service Welcome Desk to check in for your transfer. For return transfers, your pick up time will be confirmed one day prior to your hotel reception desk. One-way price: $65* per person. Price for private car transfers available on application.

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Apartments PARIS

Paris Apartments Enjoy the comforts of home and stay in an apartment and experience the Parisian lifestyle. The apartments are well located and are ideal for longer stays and are a wonderful way to get to know Paris. Most offer a choice of either a Studio or One Bedroom Apartment and each apartment is fully equipped for your needs. NOTE: Price excludes local city tax of between EUR 1.0 and EUR1.50 per person, per day payable direct to the hotel at check-in. Local tax is subject to change.

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Citadines République Paris

TTT 75 Bis, Avenue Parmentier, Paris Located between Place de la République and Père Lachaise, close to shops and restaurants and convenient access to the city’s attractions. Property Facilities: WiFi access, business centre, parking, laundry facilities. Accommodation: 76 apartments, fully-equipped kitchen, tea/coffee making facilities, television, in-room safe, hairdryer. Max. in room: Studio - 2A; One Bedroom Apartment - 4A. Nearest Metro: Parmentier Our View: The perfect spot from which to visit the Pere Lachaise cemetery or the picturesque streets of Marais.

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Studio

TTT 37 Boulevard Richard Lenoir, Paris Overlooking a tranquil garden and just around the corner from Place de la Bastille. Property Facilities: WiFi access, business centre, parking, laundry facilities. Accommodation: 138 apartments, air-conditioning, fully-equipped kitchen, television, in-room safe, hairdryer, iron/ironing board. Max. in room: Studio - 2A; One Bedroom Apartment - 4A. Nearest Metro: Breguet-Sabin Our View: Perfectly located with easy access to two Metro lines and a supermarket across the road. Great for those on a budget.

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Citadines Montmartre Paris

TTT 16 Avenue Rachel, Paris In a quiet street in one of the most picturesque quarters of Paris. Near shopping and entertainment including the famous Moulin Rouge. Property Facilities: WiFi access, business centre, parking, sun deck, laundry facilities. Accommodation: 113 apartments, fully-equipped kitchen, television, hi-fi system, in-room safe, hairdryer, iron/ironing board. Max. in room: Studio - 2A; One Bedroom Apartment - 4A. Nearest Metro: Place de Clichy or Blanche Our View: The colourful streets of Montmarte are nearby. Enjoy the wonderful views from the rooftop terrace.

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$88*

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Citadines Bastille Marais Paris

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p er person per night twin share 11 Jul 14-31 Aug 14, 28 Nov 14-15 Mar 15

TTT 132 Boulevard de Grenelle, Paris Located in the sophisticated Grenelle district with shops, cafes and brasseries. Nearby is the Swiss village with its antique shops and street market. Property Facilities: WiFi access, business centre, parking, laundry facilities. Accommodation: 104 apartments, air-conditioning, fully-equipped kitchen, television, DVD player, CD player, in-room safe, hairdryer. Max. in room: Studio - 2A; One Bedroom Apartment - 4A. Nearest Metro: La Motte Piquet Grenelle Our View: Select rooms have views of the Eiffel Tower which is just a 15 minute walk away.

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$112*

TTT 18 Place d’Italie, Paris Nestled on a tree-line street, close to Chinatown and the charming French streets and bistros of Butte aux Cailles. Property Facilities: WiFi access, business centre, laundry facilities. Accommodation: 168 apartments, air-conditioning, fully-equipped kitchen, television, in-room safe, hairdryer. Max. in room: Studio - 2A; One Bedroom Deluxe Apartment - 4A. Nearest Metro: Place d’Italie Our View: A unique location in the business area of Paris with friendly staff.

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$88*

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Citadines Tour Eiffel Paris

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Citadines Place d’Italie Paris

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Adagio Paris Montmartre

TTT 10 Place Charles Dullin, Paris At the foot of the Sacre Coeur Basilica, located on Place du Theatre de l Atelier. A few steps from Place du Tertre and Rue des Abbesses. Property Facilities: WiFi access, parking. Accommodation: 76 apartments, fully-equipped kitchen, television, hairdryer. Max. in room: Studio - 4A; One Bedroom Apartment - 4A; Two Bedroom Apartment - 6A. Nearest Metro: Anvers Our View: A good value apartment close to the many cafes and restaurants of Montmarte.

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$152*

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Apartments PARIS

Studio

Studio

Citadines Trocadéro Paris

TTTh 29 Bis Rue Saint Didier, Paris In a quiet street, in one of the most pleasant quarters in Paris. Surrounded by shops, boutiques and restaurants including fashionable Avenue Victor Hugo. Property Facilities: Parking, laundry facilities. Accommodation: 97 apartments, air-conditioning, fully-equipped kitchen, WiFi access, television, hi-fi system, in-room safe, hairdryer. Max. in room: Studio - 2A; One Bedroom Apartment - 4A. Nearest Metro: Boissiere, Trocadero or Victor Hugo Our View: Apartments have modern and contemporary furnishings, set in a delightful area of the city where there is so much to enjoy.

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$116*

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Citadines Prestige Saint Germain-des-Prés Paris

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53 Ter Quai des Grands Augustins, Paris On the banks of the Seine, close to cafés, art galleries and fashionable shops. Property Facilities: Gym, parking, laundry facilities. Accommodation: 204 apartments, air-conditioning, fully-equipped kitchen, television, WiFi access. Max. in room: Studio Premier - 2A; One Bedroom Apartment Premier - 4A. Nearest Metro: Saint Michel Our View: Attractive, contemporary and well-equipped apartments in a popular Paris locale.

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$167*

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Adagio Paris Opera

TTTT 43 Rue De Caumartin, Paris Located within two steps from the Opera Garnier and department stores of Haussmann Boulevard. Property Facilities: Gym, parking, laundry facilities. Accommodation: 99 rooms, air-conditioning, kitchenette, television, WiFi access, in-room safe. Max. in room: Studio - 2A; One Bedroom Apartment - 4A. Nearest Metro: Havre – Caumartin Our View: Well-appointed apartments in an ideal location to explore many of Paris’s famous sights.

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$148*

TTTh

18 Rue Favart, Paris In the heart of one of the most upmarket neighbourhoods in Paris. Near the Garnier Opera House and Place Vendome. Property Facilities: Gym, parking, laundry facilities. Accommodation: 76 apartments, air-conditioning, fullyequipped kitchen, television, iPod dock, WiFi access. Max. in room: Studio - 2A; One Bedroom Apartment - 4A. Nearest Metro: Richelieu-Drouot Our View: In a lively area ideal for shopaholics. Galeries Lafayette is a short distance away.

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$151*

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Adagio Paris Tour Eiffel

TTTT 14 Rue Du Theatre, Paris A short walk to the Eiffel Tower. On the banks of the river Seine. Property Facilities: Pool, gym, business centre, parking, laundry facilities. Accommodation: 375 apartments, airconditioning, kitchenette, television, internet access, hairdryer. Max. in room: Studio - 2A; One Bedroom Apartment - 4A. Nearest Metro: Charles Michels

Our View: Functional and comfortable rooms with a great location close to the Eiffel Tower.

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$154*

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TTTT 8 Rue Francois 1er, Paris In the heart of ‘Triangle d’Or’, between Avenue Montaigne and Champs Elysées, the centre of fashion. Property Facilities: Room service, bar, parking, laundry facilities. Accommodation: 39 apartments, air-conditioning, mini bar, fully-equipped kitchen (One Bedroom Suite), television. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A; One Bedroom Suite - 4A. Value: Free WiFi. Nearest Metro: Franklin D Roosevelt Our View: Boutique property with a welcoming atmosphere and elegantly designed rooms.

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$266*

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4 Rue Des Innocents, Paris Above the Forum des Halles, moments aways from the Louvre. Property Facilities: Gym, business centre, laundry facilities. Accommodation: 189 apartments, air-conditioning, fullyequipped kitchen, television. Max. in room: Studio Premier - 2A; 1 Bedroom Premier - 4A. Value: Free WiFi. Nearest Metro: Chatelet Les Halles Our View: Friendly service in a central location close to Notre Dame and Centre Pompidou.

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$151*

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Adagio Haussmann Champs Elysees

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129-131 Boulevard Haussmann, Paris In a bustling business district, close to Champs Elysees and a short stroll to Arc de Triomphe. Property Facilities: Gym, parking, laundry facilities, Accommodation: 53 apartments, air-conditioning, fully-equipped kitchen, television, WiFi access. Max. in room: Studio - 2A; One Bedroom Apartment - 4A. Nearest Metro: Miromesnil Our View: Good choice for those wanting to shop with department stores and boutiques lining Boulevard Haussmann.

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$148*

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Premiere Suite

Hotel La Residence du Roy

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Citadines Prestige Les Halles Paris

Studio

Standard Room

Studio

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Citadines Prestige Opéra Paris

Studio

Studio Premier

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Studio Premier

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Citadines Suites Louvre Paris TTTTh 8 Rue Richelieu, Paris Just a stones throw away from the banks of the Seine, Louvre and Jardin des Tuileries. The area offers a mix of high-end boutiques and quaint cafes. Property Facilities: Gym, laundry facilities. Accommodation: 51 apartments, air-conditioning, fully-equipped kitchen, Nespresso® coffee maker, television, WiFi access, iPod dock, hairdryer. Max. in room: Premiere Suite - 2A; Grande Suite - 2A. Nearest Metro: Palais Royal-Musee du Louvre Our View: Charming property with stylish, spacious, light filled rooms set in a vibrant and popular location.

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$232*

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*Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for card payments which vary. If you book with Qantas Holidays an additional 2% fee applies to credit card payments. Prices are correct as at 20 Sep 2013 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. ^Best available daily rate refers to the lowest price available as at 20 Sep 2013 and may change at the discretion of the hotel or tour operator. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Offers subject to availability. Airfares not included unless otherwise specified. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. See booking conditions on back page.


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Hotels PARIS

Standard Room

Classic Room

Hotel D’Espagne

TT 9 Cite Bergere, Paris Set on a quiet street close to the Grands Boulevards, walking distance to the Opera Garnier and famous department stores. Property Facilities: Parking. Accommodation: 42 rooms, tea/coffee making facilities, television, in-room safe, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A; Club Room - 2A. Value: Continental breakfast daily. Free WiFi. Nearest Metro: Grands Boulevards Our View: A small central budget hotel in Paris offering extremely good value for money.

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$101*

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Standard Room

TTT 8-10 Rue D’amboise, Paris Nestled in a quiet street with many restaurants, historical arcades and shops on Boulevard Haussmann close by. Property Facilities: Room service. Accommodation: 60 rooms, airconditioning, mini bar, television. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A. Value: Full breakfast daily. Free WiFi. Nearest Metro: Richelieu-drouot Our View: Former home of the famous painter, Toulouse Lautrec decorated with typical French interiors.

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$104*

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Standard Room

Tryp Francois

TTT 3 Boulevard Montmartre, Paris On Grands Boulevards next to Opera and Vendome prestigious places. Ideally connected to transport. Property Facilities: Bar, business centre. Accommodation: 71 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, television, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A; Premium Double Room 2A or 2A/1C; Triple Room - 3A. Value: Full breakfast daily. Free WiFi. Nearest Metro: Grands Boulevards Our View: Excellent quality of service and facilities. Ideal location for both business and leisure travellers.

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$135

Les Jardins de Montmartre

TTT 131 Rue Ordener, Paris Close to Sacre Coeur and the famous Moulin Rouge. Property Facilities: Room service, parking. Accommodation: 38 rooms, television, WiFi access, in-room safe, hairdryer. Max. in room: Classic Room - 2A; Superior Room - 2A. Value: Continental breakfast daily. Earlybird bonus: Book 21 days prior to arrival and receive up to 10% off regular room rates. Conditions apply. Nearest Metro: Jules Joffrin Our View: Boutique hotel in a great location of Paris. Great base to explore and soak in the magical atmosphere.

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$84*

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Standard Room

Lautrec Opera

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Standard Room

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TTT 159 Rue De Rennes, Paris Surrounded by shops and restaurants close to Montparnasse Tower and a few steps from Saint Germain des Pres. Property Facilities: Tour desk. Accommodation: 43 rooms, airconditioning, mini bar, television, WiFi access, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A. Value: Full breakfast daily. Nearest Metro: Montparnasse or Saint Placide Our View: Charming hotel in a lively area with convenient access to many Paris attractions.

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$124*

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Standard Room

TTT 29 Rue Des Taillandiers, Paris Set in the trendy and historic 11th arrondissement. Property Facilities: Room service, business centre. Accommodation: 36 rooms, air-conditioning, television, iPod dock, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A; Family Room - 3A or 2A/1C. Value: Full breakfast daily. Free WiFi. Earlybird bonus: Book 30 days prior to arrival and receive up to 10% off regular room rates. Conditions apply. Nearest Metro: Bastille Our View: Chic, modern hotel in a trendy location with a buzzing nightlife, fashionable boutiques and bars.

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$148*

Our View: Within a short distance to the famous department stores of Paris.

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$108*

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Elysees Ceramic

TTT 34 Avenue De Wagram, Paris Art Nouveau-style hotel just a mere five minute stroll from the Champs Elysee. Property Facilities: Tour desk Accommodation: 57 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, television, WiFi access, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A. Value: Continental breakfast daily. Nearest Metro: Ternes or Charles de Gaulle Etoile Our View: An excellent location with a touch of luxury and good services. Some rooms have views of the Arc de Triomphe.

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$145*

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Standard Room

Le Standard Design Hotel

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TTT 113 Rue Saint Lazare, Paris Only five minute walk to the Opera Garnier, Galeries Lafayette and Printemps. Property Facilities: Breakfast room. Accommodation: 83 rooms, air-conditioning, television, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A. Value: Continental breakfast daily. Free WiFi. Nearest Metro: Saint Lazare

Standard Room

Royal Saint Germain

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Timhotel Opera Madeleine

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Duminy Vendome Hotel

TTT 3/5 Rue Du Mont Thabor, Paris In the heart of Paris, a short walk from the Louvre. Close to the Rue de Rivoli and the very fashionable Rue St Honore. Property Facilities: Room service, bar. Accommodation: 78 rooms, airconditioning, mini bar, iPod dock, television, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A. Value: Full breakfast daily. Free WiFi. Nearest Metro: Tuileries Our View: A well appointed boutique hotel with convenient access to major attractions.

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$179*

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Hotels PARIS

Classic Room

Standard Room

Westside Arc de Triomphe

TTTT (Formerly Hotel Waldorf Arc De Triomphe) 36 Rue Pierre Demours, Paris Steps from the Arc de Triomphe and the Palais des Congres. Property Facilities: Room service, pool, sauna, business centre. Accommodation: 44 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, television, iPod dock. Max. in room: Classic Room - 2A; Superior Room - 2A. Value: Continental breakfast daily. Free WiFi. Nearest Metro: Pereire Our View: Contemporary hotel with a cosy atmosphere and personalised service in a good neighbourhood.

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Standard Room

TTTT 4 Rue De La Boetie, Paris In the heart of Paris convenient to the Madeleine and Champs Elysees. Property Facilities: Bar, business centre, tour desk. Accommodation: 48 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, television, iPod dock. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A. Value: Full breakfast daily. Free WiFi. Nearest Metro: Miromesnil Our View: Boutique style modern hotel within walking distance to all the famous department stores of Paris.

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$174*

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Classic Room

TTTT 4 Boulevard Raspail, Paris In the cultural and fashionable district of St. Germain des Pres, nearby Orsay and Louvre museum. Property Facilities: Room service, bar, day spa, gym, business centre. Accommodation: 125 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, television, in-room safe. Max. in room: Classic Room - 3A; Executive Room - 3A. Value: Buffet breakfast daily. Free WiFi. Bonus: Stay 4 nights, pay 3. Blackout dates apply. Nearest Metro: Rue de Bac Our View: Well appointed spacious rooms in a lovely suburb of Paris. Charming restaurants and shops are close by.

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$210*

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Melia Alexander

TTTT 102 Avenue Victor Hugo, Paris Elegant hotel, a short walk from the Champs Elysées as well as the Eiffel Tower. Well connected to public transport. Property Facilities: Breakfast room, room service, bar, business centre. Accommodation: 61 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, television, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A; Premium Room - 3A. Value: Full breakfast daily. Free WiFi. Nearest Metro: Victor Hugo. Our View: Hotel has a nice Parisian feel with nicely decorated rooms. Good value for money.

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$180*

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Standard Room

K+K Hotel Cayre

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$151*

Le Chat Noir Design Hotel

TTTT 68 Boulevard De Clichy, Paris Located in the colourful neighbourhood of Montmartre, steps from the Moulin Rouge. Property Facilities: Parking. Accommodation: 39 rooms, air-conditioning, television. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A; Triple Room - 3A. Value: Full breakfast daily. Free WiFi. Earlybird bonus: Book 30 days prior to arrival and receive up to 10% off regular room rates. Conditions apply.  Nearest Metro: Blanche Our View: The area is bursting with entertainment with many theatres, bars and live music venues to fill your evenings.

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$164*

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Standard Room

Hotel Park Lane Paris

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Hotel Waldorf Trocadero

TTTT 97 Rue Lauriston, Paris In the charming Trocadero district, close to Arc de Triomphe. Property Facilities: Room service, business centre. Accommodation: 44 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A. Value: Parisian breakfast daily. Free WiFi. Bonus: Stay 4 nights, pay 3. Blackout dates apply. Earlybird bonus: Receive discounts off regular room rates. Nearest Metro: Boissiere Our View: A charming, intimate hotel, just steps away from some of Paris’ most stylish shopping and popular sights.

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$230

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Golden Tulip Opera Noailles

TTTT 9 Rue De La Michodiere, Paris Close to the Opera, the Louvre and the Orsay museums. A lively area with restaurants and bars. Property Facilities: Bar. Accommodation: 56 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, television, WiFi access, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A. Value: Continental breakfast daily. Nearest Metro: Auber or Opera Our View: A convenient location close to attractions. Staff offer high quality customer service.

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$183*

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Standard Room

Hotel Waldorf Madeleine

TTTT 12 Boulevard Malesherbes, Paris In the Madeleine district close to some of the city’s renowned landmarks. Property Facilities: Room service, business centre. Accommodation: 45 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A; Premium Room - 2A. Value: Parisian breakfast daily. Free WiFi. Bonus: Stay 4 nights, pay 3. Blackout dates apply. Earlybird bonus: Receive discounts off regular room rates. Nearest Metro: Madeleine Our View: Be assured of a comfortable stay and within walking distance to some of the city’s memorable sights.

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$239*

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*Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for card payments which vary. If you book with Qantas Holidays an additional 2% fee applies to credit card payments. Prices are correct as at 20 Sep 2013 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. ^Best available daily rate refers to the lowest price available as at 20 Sep 2013 and may change at the discretion of the hotel or tour operator. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Offers subject to availability. Airfares not included unless otherwise specified. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. See booking conditions on back page.


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Hotels PARIS

Superior Room

Classic Room

Paris Marriott Opera Ambassador

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(Formerly Radisson Blu Ambassador Paris) 16 Bd Haussmann, Paris Across the road from Galeries Lafayette and steps away from Opera Garnier. Property Facilities: Restaurant, room service, bar, gym. Accommodation: 298 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, television, WiFi access. Max. in room: Superior Room - 3A. Value: Buffet breakfast daily. Nearest Metro: Chaussee d’Antin La Fayette Our View: Spacious modern rooms in the traditional heart of Paris.

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$214*

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Classic Room

Hotel Baltmore Paris

TTTTT 88 Bis Avenue Kleber, Paris In the heart of Paris, close to the Champs Elysees and the Arc de Triomphe. Property Facilities: Restaurant, 24 hour room service, bar, gym, tour desk. Accommodation: 103 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, television, iPod dock, in-room safe, hairdryer. Max. in room: Classic Room - 2A. Value: Continental breakfast daily. Nearest Metro: Boissiere Our View: A charming hotel in a quiet area with great service. Short distance to the major attractions of this city.

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$206*

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Queen Room

Le Meridien Etoile

TTTTT 81 Boulevard Gouvion, Paris Steps away from the Champs-Elysées, this hotel is strategically located to appeal to international travellers and art-lovers. Property Facilities: Restaurant, 24 hour room service, bar, in-room massage, gym. Accommodation: 1025 rooms, airconditioning, mini bar, television, WiFi access. Max. in room: Classic Room - 2A; Deluxe Room - 2A. Value: Full breakfast daily. Nearest Metro: Porte Maillot Our View: Contemporary rooms with a cosmopolitan atmosphere, walking distance to the Arc de Triomphe.

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$158*

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Victoria Palace Hotel

TTTTT 6 Rue Blaise Desgoffe, Paris Set in the fashionable Left Bank, close to Luxembourg Gardens and bustling St Germain restaurants. Property Facilities: Bar, parking, tour desk, business centre, interconnecting rooms. Accommodation: 62 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, television, WiFi access. Max. in room: Queen Room - 3A; Junior Suite - 3A. Value: Full breakfast daily. Bonus: Stay 4 nights, pay 3. Conditions apply. Nearest Metro: St Placide or Rennes Our View: Go on the ‘Foodies Discovery Trail’, try local produce of the neighbourhood including 15 artisan chocolate shops!

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$241*

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Deluxe Room

Superior Room

indulgence

indulgence

Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg

TTTTT 15 Rue Boissy d’anglas, Paris In an exclusive areas of Paris, the fashionable Embassy district. Property Facilities: Restaurants, 24 hour room service, bar, wellness centre, tour desk, parking. Accommodation: 147 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, television, CD player, Hermès toiletries, interconnecting rooms (on request). Max. in room: Deluxe Room - 2A; Suite Prestige - 3A. Value: Buffet breakfast daily. Free WiFi. Honeymoon Bonus: Receive flowers and bottle of Champagne. Nearest Metro: Concorde Our View: An exceptional location and refined decor combine to create a wonderful Parisian experience.

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$296

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Hotel Scribe Managed by Sofitel

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1 Rue Scribe, Paris Historic hotel located between Opera Garnier and the famous Place Vendome. Property Facilities: 2 restaurants, 24 hour room service, bar, day spa, gym, parking. Accommodation: 213 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, television, WiFi access. Max. in room: Luxury Room - 3A. Value: Buffet breakfast daily. Receive up to 35% discount off regular room rates. Conditions apply. Nearest Metro: Opera Our View: Great spa with complimentary features such as Hammam. 1 star Michelin restaurant also housed in hotel.

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$298*

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Sightseeing PARIS

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Paris Hop On Hop Off Tour

Operated by: Rail Tickets Duration: 2 days Departs: Daily 9.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-6.00pm

History, culture and world-famous landmarks are accessible with the Hop On Hop Off pass known as the best way to see what Paris has to offer. Convenient departure points are located throughout the city. Enjoy the flexibility to hop on and off as many times as you like. Tickets are valid for 2 consecutive days from boarding your first bus. Be sure to see the Notre Dame, Musee du Louvre, the Catacombes and of course - the Eiffel tower!

An easy and economical way to see the many museums in Paris. Pre-purchased Museum Passes are sold in two-day durations and include entrance fees to many Paris museums such as the Louvre Museum, Naval Museum, Museum of Modern Art City of Paris, Museum of Modern Art George Pompidou, National Museum of Picasso and Museum of Textiles and Fashion.

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Illuminations of Paris

2 Day Paris Museum Pass

Operated by: City Sightseeing Duration: 2 hours Departs: Daily (except 25 Dec 14)

NOTE: Children under 4 years travel free if not occupying a seat.

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$52*

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per person 1 Apr 14-31 Mar 15

Paris Day Bike Tour

NOTE: Not valid for special exhibitions. Subject to museum days of operation.

Other tour options: • 4 Day Paris Museum Pass from $106* per person PRICE FROM

$75*

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per person 1 Apr 14-31 Dec 14

Guided Visit of the Louvre Museum

Operated by: Cityrama Duration: 1½ hours Departs: Daily at 10.00pm (except 21 Jun, 14 Jul, 21 Jul 14)

Operated by: Fat Tire Bike Tours Duration: 4 hours Departs: Daily (Except 14 Jul and 21 Jul 14)

Operated by: Cityrama Duration: 2½ hours Departs: Daily 9.30am (except Tue), Thu and Sat at 2.15pm

Drive through Paris at night with its magnificent buildings all lit up. You will see the sites such as the Vendome Square, Opera Square, Comedie française, Louvre Museum, Pont neuf, Saint Germain des pres, Latin Quarter, Notre Dame Cathedral, Hotel de Ville, Concorde Square, Petit and Grand Palais, Champs Elysees Avenue, Arc de Triomphe, Trocadero Square and of course the inspiring Eiffel Tower. Let the lights of Paris romance you. Other tour options: • Cruise and Illuminations of Paris from $61* per person

A fantastic orientation to the city, whilst seeing the sites Paris has to offer. Tour highlights include The Eiffel Tower, Napoleon’s Tomb, Louvre Museum, Musee D’Orsay, Tuileries Gardens and the Champs Elysees.

This walking tour begins with a stroll through the commercial area of the magnificent Louvre Museum. The visit continues inside the museum where your guide will present various sections such as the medieval fortress, the modern pyramid and the most reputed masterpieces such as the ‘Mona Lisa’ by Leonardo da Vinci.

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$42*

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per person 1 Apr 14-31 Oct 14

Skip The Line Eiffel Tower Admission Ticket

NOTE: This tour operates is all weather conditions. Rain ponchos are available in adverse weather.

Other tour options: • Paris Night Bike Tour from $50* per person

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$50*

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per person 1 Apr 14-30 Nov 14

Disneyland Paris 1 Day Park Pass

NOTE: This tour is not suitable to visitors with walking difficulties.

Other tour options: • Audio guided visit of the Louvre Museum from $62* per person PRICE FROM

$89*

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per person 1 Apr 14-31 Oct 14

Dinner and Show at Moulin Rouge

Operated by: Easy Pass Duration: 2 hours Departs: Daily (except 25 Dec 14)

Operated by: Cityrama Duration: 12 hours Departs: Daily at 8.00am

Operated by: Cityrama Duration: 6½ hours Departs: Daily at 6.45pm (except 24, 31 Dec 14 and 14 Feb 15)

No trip to Paris is complete without visiting the Eiffel Tower and a Skip the Line admission ticket is the quickest way to one of the best views in Paris. Your ticket includes a brief orientation of the Eiffel Tower, an information sheet and access to the priority entrance.

Journey into the world of imagination at Disneyland Paris. A One Park Pass gives you a full day in either Disneyland Park or Walt Disney Studios Park.

Enjoy an evening at the Moulin Rouge cabaret with a delicious dinner and the “Féerie” Show which offers a variety of scenes into the history of the cabaret. You will admire the beautiful Doriss Girls with their costumes of feathers, the great colourful settings created by Italian artists, the giant Aquarium and original music played by 80 musicians and 60 chorus singers. Other tour options: • Cruise and Moulin Rouge Show from $247* per person • Dinner at the Eiffel Tower, Cruise and Moulin Rouge Show from $450* per person

NOTE: Includes access to all 3 levels.

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$98*

per person 1 Apr 14-26 Oct 14

NOTE: Includes transportation to and from Paris and admission fee.

Other tour options: • One Day 2 Park Pass from $165* per person

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$152*

per person 1 Apr 14-31 Oct 14

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$323*

per person 1 Apr 14-31 Oct 14

*Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for card payments which vary. If you book with Qantas Holidays an additional 2% fee applies to credit card payments. Prices are correct as at 20 Sep 2013 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. ^Best available daily rate refers to the lowest price available as at 20 Sep 2013 and may change at the discretion of the hotel or tour operator. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Offers subject to availability. Airfares not included unless otherwise specified. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. See booking conditions on back page.


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Sightseeing and mini tours PARIS

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Palace of Versailles

Reims Champagne Tour

Versailles Apartments Tour

Operated by: Cityrama Duration: 4 hours Departs: Daily at 8.45am (except Mon)

After crossing the River Seine at Vernon you will reach Giverny, where you will be given an enlightening tour of the gardens before leaving for a self-guided visit of Monet’s home and studio. Enjoy lunch at the Moulin de Fourges before you continue to Versailles for a guided visit to the State Apartments and then free time to stroll the gardens.

Versailles represents a reminder of the grandeur of classical French architecture. The tour includes a guided visit of the King and Queen’s State apartments within the palace as well as the newly restored “Hall of Mirrors”. You will have free time to explore the palace gardens.

$298*

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per person 28 May 14-25 Oct 14

Mont Saint Michel Tour

Operated by: Cityrama Duration: 10½ hours Departs: Daily at 8.00am (except Mon and Wed)

Operated by: Cityrama Duration: 14 hours Departs: Daily at 7.15am (except Sun)

Reims is the capital of the Champagne region. The morning includes a guided visit of the Gothic cathedral and a tour of the Mumm cellars. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon, drive from Reims to Epernay, where you will visit the prestigious wine cellars of Moet et Chandon with champagne tasting.

Mont Saint Michel Abbey is still one of the most famous pilgrimage centres since the Middle Ages. Depart Paris in the morning and drive through the Normandy region. Lunch is included and then a guided visit to the Abbey. The afternoon will be free to stroll around the village. Return to Paris at approximately 9:45pm.

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Giverny And Versailles Tour

NOTE: Tour does not operate on the first Sunday of every month during winter months and 1 May, 21 Jul, 25 Dec and 1 Jan. Entrance fees to the gardens are not included 2 Apr-29 Oct.

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Chateaux Country Tour

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Landing Beaches of Normandy Tour

Operated by: Cityrama Duration: 14½ hours Departs: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun at 7.00am

Depart from Lille for a day in the Salient. In the company of a first class tour leader, you will see some of the most important sites that remain. Enjoy supper in the city before attending the nightly playing of the Last Post under the Menin Gate at 8.00 pm.

Day 2: Ypres - The Somme - Villers Bretonneux - Ypres

Today you will visit amongst many other important sites, the Newfoundland Memorial Park at Beaumont Hamel, one of the very few preserved areas of trench lines still easily accessible. (B, D)

Day 3: Ypres - Fromelles - Vimy Ridge - Lille

Tour the battlefield and see where Adolf Hitler served and the bunker he is reputed to have used as a billet. Take a trench and tunnel tour (weather permitting) and spend time at the massive and imposing Vimy Memorial. Continue to Lille where this tour ends. (B)

Our View : Visit three majestic Loire Valley Castles - The Castle of Chambord, the grandiose castle of King François Ier with its famous double helix staircase, Château de Chenonceau, a remarkable building through its architecture, history and lovely gardens around it and Castle of Cheverny, a privately-owned castle that has preserved its 17th century furniture and décor.

On this tour visit significant sites from World War II and discover the beautiful landscapes of this region. First visit the Memorial Peace Museum in Caen which is then followed by lunch with wine. After lunch visit Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach, Saint Laurent, the American Cemetery, Arromanches and the landing beaches of Omaha and Juno.

$265*

per person 1 Apr 14-31 Oct 14

Price Includes

• 2 nights charming local accommodation, Specialist Battlefield driver/tour leader, Mini-coach transportation, meals as specified, some entrance fees.

NOTE: Tour does not operate 25 Dec, 1 Jan and 21 Jul.

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Small group tour, offering a very humbling experience, a must-do for history buffs.

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Hotels FRENCH RIVIERA - NICE, CANNES, MONACO

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Nice

French Riviera Stretching along the south-eastern corner of France, the French Riviera, otherwise known as the Côte d’Azur, is a chic and elegant holiday destination, much-loved for its pebblestrewn shores and sapphire water. With its Mediterranean climate, electric nightlife, delicious food and wine, stunning scenery and historical sites, it’s a stylish and inviting playground.

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Citadines Nice Promenade

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3-5 Boulevard Francois Grosso, Nice 100 metres away from Promenade des Anglais. Property Facilities: WiFi access, parking. Accommodation: 81 apartments, air-conditioning, balcony, fully-equipped kitchen, television, hairdryer. Max. in room: Studio - 2A. Our View: At the foot of the Saint Philippe hills, good value and a comfortable hotel.

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$77*

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CANNES

Hotel Gounod

TTT 3 Rue Gounod, Nice In the centre of Nice, a convenient walk to Promenade des Anglais. Property Facilities: Breakfast room, bar, parking. Accommodation: 34 rooms, 9 suites, airconditioning, mini bar, television, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A. Value: Buffet breakfast daily. Free WiFi. Our View: A charming hotel with local character, in a quiet location.

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Splendid Hotel & Spa

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50 Boulevard Victor Hugo, Nice Just a short walk to Promenade des Anglais. Property Facilities: Restaurant, room service, bar, pool, day spa, gym. Accommodation: 128 rooms, airconditioning, mini bar, television. Max. in room: Harmonie Room - 2A. Value: Full breakfast daily. Free WiFi. Our View: A good choice for your stay in Nice. Comfortable, in a convenient location.

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Citadines Croisette Cannes

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1 Rue Le Poussin, Cannes 10 minutes away from Croisette and sandy beaches. Property Facilities: Parking. Accommodation: 58 apartments, airconditioning, fully-equipped kitchen, television, WiFi access. Max. in room: Studio - 2A; One Bedroom Apartment - 3A. Our View: Guests have access to private beach from April to September.

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Grand Mercure Croisette Beach

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13 Rue Du Canada Bp 222, Cannes Fifty metres from the Croisette, its beaches and the shops of Rue d’Antibes. Property Facilities: Restaurant, bar, pool. Accommodation: 94 rooms, airconditioning, mini bar, television, WiFi access, in-room safe, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A. Our View: Great location with tastefully decorated rooms and friendly service.

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$78*

TTTT 1 Promenade Des Anglais, Nice On Promenade Des Anglais and close shopping. Property Facilities: 2 restaurants, room service, bar, pool, gym. Accommodation: 303 rooms, airconditioning, mini bar, television, WiFi access. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A or 2A/1C; Superior Room - 3A or 2A/1C. Value: Full breakfast daily. Our View: Hotel with a private beach, great views from the rooftop lounge.

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Columbus

TTTh 23 Aves Des Papalins, Monaco Located in a quiet area in Fontvielle but close to hustle and bustle of Monte Carlo. Property Facilities: Restaurant, bar, pool, day spa, gym. Accommodation: 181 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, television, WiFi access, in-room safe, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A. Our View: Offers chic comfortable rooms in a lovely location.

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Fairmont Hotel

TTTT 12 Ave Des Spelugues, Monte Carlo Overlooking the harbour in between the Mediterranean and famous Casino of Monte Carlo. Property Facilities: 2 restaurants, room service, bar, pool, day spa, gym. Accommodation: 602 rooms, air-conditioning, terrace, mini bar, television, WiFi access, hairdryer, bathrobe. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A. Our View: Resort style, amazing views from rooftop pool. Great restaurants.

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*Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for card payments which vary. If you book with Qantas Holidays an additional 2% fee applies to credit card payments. Prices are correct as at 20 Sep 2013 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. ^Best available daily rate refers to the lowest price available as at 20 Sep 2013 and may change at the discretion of the hotel or tour operator. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Offers subject to availability. Airfares not included unless otherwise specified. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. See booking conditions on back page.


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Regional accommodation FRANCE

Marseille

Regional France Beautiful rolling hills, centuries-old grapevines, snow-dusted peaks, historic chateaus and picturesque towns, the stunning French countryside overflows with charm and is a truly enticing and unique escape.

Rail option

France Rail Pass available: 3 days in 1 month, 1st Class from $322* per adult. Please enquire for details.

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Graceful Avignon, also known as the City of the Popes, is surrounded by 4.3 km of perfectly preserved stone ramparts and has a treasury of magnificent art and architecture, none grander than the massive medieval fortress and papal palace, the Palais des Papes. Famous for its annual performing arts festival, Avignon has a lively youth culture and the city is teeming with an impressive array of places to eat and drink. But perhaps it’s best known for its arched bridge, the Pont d’Avignon.

Located in the Southern part of France, this ancient walled town is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage side and is a must visit.

Conjuring images of rolling hills and age-old grapevines, Bordeaux is famous for its fine wines. Explore the beautiful Gothic cathedrals and 18th century mansions of this city in western France, then head into the countryside, find a chateau, fill your glass and toast to a wonderful holiday.

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The port town of Marseille is France’s third largest city and boasts attractions such as Basilica Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde and Fort SaintJean shelters the Castle of If, from Count of Monte Cristo fame.

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$102*

MARSEILLE

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Stroll the ancient capital of Provence and discover a living history book. Known as the town of art and water, Aix-en-Provence gave birth to famous French artists Cezanne and Zola, and its historical and cultural significance drips from the eaves of every building. Founded by the Romans in 122 BC, the town was a stepping stone between Italy and Spain and developed as an urban centre and spa. Today, you can explore 17th and 18th century mansions, cathedrals and thermal baths. Uncover tales from the old town, stroll through Villeneuve (new town), the 17th century Mazarin Quarter, and the Cours Mirabeau, one of the city’s most lively areas.

Citadines Bordeaux Meriadeck TTT

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New Vieux Port TTT

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LOURDES Lourdes was a sleepy market town in the foothills of the Pyrenees until 1858, when a 14-year-old peasant girl saw the Virgin Mary in a series of 18 visions, which are today known as the Marian Apparitions of Our Lady of Lourdes. Today, Lourdes is one of the world’s most important pilgrimage sites (more than 5 million people visit annually) and its spring water is believed by some to have healing powers. Lourdes is a great base for Pyrenees exploration.

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MONTPELLIER Montpellier is an elegant city with 19th-century architecture. The city has a compact intimate feel and its quite easy to walk around the beautiful streets.

$107*

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Mercure Imperial TTTT

$74*

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PRICE FROM per person per night twin share 12-18 Apr 14, 11-25 May 14, 1 Jun 14-10 Jul 14, 7 Sep 14-25 Oct 14

Hostellerie Berard and Spa - 5 nights/4 days Cooking Package Hostelleire Berard is an elegant, family-run hotel located in the ancient hilltop village of La Cadiere d’Azur in Provence. The inn is set in a cluster of beautifully restored buildings, including an 11th century monastery. Their culinary program offers an exceptional introduction to the flavours of Provence. Package includes: 5 nights accommodation, 5 breakfasts, 4 day course, 4 lunches, welcome dinner on a Sunday, all recipe and excursions.

Class dates: 4 Apr 14, 20 Apr 14, 4 May 14, 18 May 14, 1 Jun 14, 15 Jun 14, 29 Jun 14, 7 Sep 14, 21 Sep 14, 5 Oct 14, 19 Oct 14, 2 Nov 14.

$2481*

From per person 12-18 Apr 14, 11-28 May 14, 1 Jun 14-10 Jul 14, 7 Sep 14-25 Oct 14

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Regional accommodation FRANCE

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Strasbourg

LYON The prosperous city of Lyon is France’s third largest and renowned as the capital of gastronomy, given its large number of Michelinstar restaurants. The adventurous can indulge their wildest food fantasies here while outstanding art museums, a dynamic cultural life, a busy clubbing scene, and fantastic shopping add to the city’s sophisticated air. Take a stroll or ride a bike through green parks, along riverside paths and into the historical World Heritage-listed old town, and discover Lyon’s bounty.

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CHANTILLY Set in the northern part of France, Chantilly is surrounded by the Chantilly Forest and home to Chateau de Chantilly a beautiful 18th century building which also houses Musee Conde.

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REIMS

PRICE FROM per person per night twin share 12 Apr 14-12 May 14, 11 Jul 14-31 Aug 14

A modern and lively city rich in traditions, Reims is an elegant city with relaxed atmosphere and home to 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites and well-known Champagne houses such as G.H. Mumm, Tattinger and Veuve Clicquot to name a few. A visit to this beautiful region is not to be missed.

$60*

Ibis Style Hotel Lyon TTT

$78*

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Mercure Chateau Perrache TTTT

$101*

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DEAUVILLE Deauville is a sophisticated seaside resort town in the Normandy area and has been a long time favourite for holiday makers. The sweeping beaches, casino, horses and promenade is what helps attracts visitors to this charming town.

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Royale Barriere TTTTT

$244*

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STRASBOURG France’s great north-eastern city is the cultural and intellectual capital of Alsace and, given its proximity to northern Europe is an important crossroad – the European Parliament, the Council of Europe, and the European Court of Human Rights (to name a few) all sit here. Strasbourg has a rich architectural history and its entire city centre holds World Heritage listing. Towering above the restaurants, winstubs (traditional eateries) and pubs of the lively old city – a wonderful area to explore on foot – is the cathedral, a medieval marvel in pink sandstone. Strasbourg also has a great collection of world-class museums.

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$63* per person per night twin share

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Monopole Metropole TTT

$71*

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Regent Petite France TTTT

$180*

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Lyon

*Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for card payments which vary. If you book with Qantas Holidays an additional 2% fee applies to credit card payments. Prices are correct as at 20 Sep 2013 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. ^Best available daily rate refers to the lowest price available as at 20 Sep 2013 and may change at the discretion of the hotel or tour operator. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Offers subject to availability. Airfares not included unless otherwise specified. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. See booking conditions on back page.


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TTTT 28700 St Symphorien Le Chateau, St Symphorien Less than an hour from Paris, between Chateau de Versailles and the Cathedral of Charters. Set in the heart of a 150 acre estate, the Chateau d’Esclimont is a former residence of the Rochefoucauld family. Property Facilities: Pool, parking, golf course, tennis court. Accommodation: 50 rooms, mini bar. Max. in room: Traditional Room - 2A. Value: Full breakfast daily.

Our View: A romantic stopover just an hour from Paris.

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Chateau de Canisy

TTTT 6-8 Rue Kergorlay, Canisy, Normandy A beautiful, authentic castle, voted one of the 7 Wonders of French Manche region, is located in manicured parkland, verdant forests and shimmering swan lakes. Each of its 14 suites has been lovingly recreated to evoke dramatic periods of French history, with modern luxuries. Chateau de Canisy is the perfect place to break your journey between the World Heritage wonders of Mont St Michel and Paris, 300km away. Normandy also boasts attractions including the D-Day landing beaches and Christian Dior’s childhood home. Whether you rent the entire Chateau for a fairy-tale wedding, or visit for a weekend from Paris, Chateau de Canisy will let you live like French aristocracy. Property Facilities: Dining room, bar, WiFi access, music room, billard room, parking. Max. in room: Classic Room - 2A; Superior Room - 2A; Deluxe Room - 2A. Value: Full breakfast daily. Our View: Chateau is still the weekend retreat of a prominent Count and Countess who are  members of French high society.

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Le Choiseul

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Our View: Guests can expect a wonderful experience and traditional charm at this magnificent chateaux.

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Rome ITALY Tuscany

With its famous sights and fascinating history, beautiful sculptures, fashion, fabulous food and wine, and picturesque landscapes, Italy is a destination of a lifetime. Wander the countryside and discover world-renowned attractions: the Colosseum; the canals of Venice; Lake Como; ancient Pompeii; beautiful Amalfi Coast; the dramatic Dolomites and Sardinia’s golden coast. With so many riches, it’s little wonder Italy is one of the world’s most visited countries.

Italy

Ro me Enter a world of art, history and faith, fused with style and energy. Walk the ancient streets and see the monuments of lost civilisations; visit the heart of the Roman Catholic faith, The Vatican; see the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain and enjoy some fine local dishes. NOTE: Price excludes local city tax of between EUR 2.0 and EUR 3.0 per person, per day payable direct to the hotel at check-in. Local tax is subject to change.

Transfers

Fiumicino Airport is located approximately 30 kilometres from central Rome and the journey is approximately one hour. Airport Shuttle operates seat-in-vehicle transfers to/from the airport and hotels. One-way price: Adult $25*per adultChild under 2 years free Airport Shuttle also operates transfers to/from Termini railway station and private car transfers to/from the airport and hotels. Private car prices on application. Surcharges apply for private car transfers between 10.00pm and 7.00am. *Prices per person, based on 2 adults travelling.

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Hotel Rimini

TT Via Marghera 17, Rome A comfortable budget hotel in a great location, a convenient walk from Termini Railway Station. Property Facilities: Bar, WiFi, parking. Accommodation: 37 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, television. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A; Standard Quad Room - 4A. Value: Full breakfast daily. Our View: A great option for the budgetconscious traveller.

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$90*

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Hotel Augustea

TTT Via Nazionale 251, Rome A small hotel, located near Via Nazionale, the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and one of Rome’s main shopping areas. Property Facilities: Terrace, WiFi, laundry. Accommodation: 50 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, television, in-room safe, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A. Value: Continental breakfast daily. Our View: A small hotel in the midst of one of Rome’s main shopping areas.

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Hotel Canada

TTT Via Vicenza 58, Rome In the heart of the city centre in Via Vicenza. Property Facilities: Bar, tour desk, WiFi, parking. Accommodation: 73 rooms, airconditioning, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 4A or 2A/2C. Value: Buffet breakfast daily. Our View: One of Rome’s historic buildings, built in 1874.

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$183

TTT Via Magenta 12, Rome Near Termini Railway Station, close to the Piazza della Republica. Property Facilities: Bar, tour desk, WiFi. Accommodation: 70 rooms, airconditioning, television, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A. Value: Full breakfast daily. Our View: Clean and comfortable with a convenient location to all tourist attractions.

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$102

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Hotel Milani

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Hotel Aberdeen

TTT Via Firenze 48, Rome Just off Via Nazionale, one of the major shopping streets. Convenient to the Termini Railway Station. Property Facilities: WiFi. Accommodation: 37 rooms, airconditioning, mini bar, television, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A or 2A/1C. Value: Buffet breakfast daily. Our View: A cozy and neat hotel, well located.

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$138

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Hotel Regno

TTT Via Del Corso 330, Rome This hotel is close to Piazza di Spagna and Fontana di Trevi. Property Facilities: Bar, 24 hour reception, WiFi. Accommodation: 62 rooms, air-conditioning, balcony (some rooms) mini bar, in-room safe, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 4A or 2A/2C. Value: Contiental breakfast daily. Our View: Set within a 16th century building with lovely terraces and a great location.

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$188

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Hotel Accademia

TTT Piazza Accademia, Di San Luca 74, Rome This hotel boasts a great location, just a few minutes walk to the Trevi Fountain. Property Facilities: Bar, tour desk, WiFi. Accommodation: 75 rooms, airconditioning, mini bar, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A; Superior Room - 2A. Value: Continential breakfast daily. Our View: A comfortable hotel in an excellent location. Good value.

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$111*

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Hotel Tritone

TTT Via Del Tritone 210, Rome In the heart of the city, on one of Rome’s best known streets. Property Facilities: Rooftop breakfast terrace, WiFi, parking. Accommodation: 43 rooms, airconditioning, mini bar, in-room safe. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A. Value: Continental breakfast daily. Our View: A comfortable hotel. Iconic sights and wonderful shopping are all nearby.

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$156*

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Hotel White

TTTT Via In Arcione 77, Rome Close to the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and Pantheon. Property Facilities: Restaurant, bar, gym, sauna, WiFi. Accommodation: 40 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, television, in-room safe, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A or 2A/1C. Value: Continental breakfast daily. Our View: A comfortable boutique hotel in a great location.

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$200

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Diana

TTh Via Principe Amedeo 4 00185, Rome Centrally located between the Termini Railway Station and the Opera Theatre. Property Facilities: Rooftop garden, restaurant, bar, 24 hour room service, WiFi. Accommodation: 172 rooms, airconditioning, mini bar, television, in-room safe, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A. Our View: Location at Termini Railway Station.

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$109

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Domus Australia

TTTT Via Cernaia 14/b 00185 Rome An authentic Italian guest house, located within walking distance of Rome’s major attractions. The superbly restored historic building offers guests a welcoming refuge. Property Facilities: Restaurant, bar, terrace, tour desk. Accommodation: 32 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, tea/coffee making facilities. Our View: A lovely boutique guest house in central Rome.

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$119*

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Hotels and Apartments ROME

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Hotel Delle Nazioni

TTTT Via Poli 7, Rome In the central area of downtown Rome, near the Trevi Fountain and other attractions. The famous shops of Via Condotti, Via Frattina and Via Sistina are within walking distance. Property Facilities: Bar, WiFi, tour desk, parking. Accommodation: 87 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, refrigerator, television, in-room safe, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A. Value: Full breakfast daily. Our View: This well located hotel was originally a Patrician Palace.

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$195*

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Visconti Palace

TTTT Via Federico Cesi 37, Rome Situated in a residential and business area, in the heart of Rome just a stroll way from the Spanish Steps and St. Peter Square. Property Facilities: Bar, cafe, rooftop terrace, gym. Accommodation: 242 rooms, air-conditioning, television, WiFi access, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A or 2A/1C; Deluxe Room - 2A. Value: Full breakfast daily. Our View: Located in the trendy Prati district and within close proximity to many of Rome’s historical monuments

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$132*

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Relais Fontana Di Trevi

TTTT Via Del Lavatore 44, Rome In the historical centre, only a few minutes walk from the Spanish Steps and close to Via del Corso. Property Facilities: Rooftop terrace, room service, 24 hour reception. Accommodation: 18 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, tea/ coffee making facilities, television, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A or 2A/1C; Annexe Room 3A or 2A/1C. Value: Full breakfast daily. Our View: A charming hotel with an enviable location overlooking the Trevi Fountain.

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$215*

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Hotel Colonna Palace

TTTT Piazza Montecitorio 12, Rome Within walking distance of the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps and Piazza Navona. It is near Via del Corso and the great shopping choices of the surrounding area. Property Facilities: Rooftop garden, bar, room service, parking. Accommodation: 102 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, television with in-house movies, WiFi, in-room safe, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A or 2A/1C. Value: Full breakfast daily. Our View: In a quiet position near iconic sights off the main thoroughfare.

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$144*

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Studio

TTT Piazza delle Vaschette, Rome Situated in the Vatican quarter and just a few blocks from shopping areas including Via Cola di Rienzo and Via del Corso. Accommodation: 46 apartments, air-conditioning, television, kitchenette (apartments). Max. in room: Remo Studio - 2A; Romolo 1 Bedroom - 4A; Augusto 2 Bedroom - 6A; Cesare 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom - 8A. Value: Free WiFi.

Our View: A great location in the heart of the city.

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$133*

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Via Filippo Turati, Rome Situated on Esquiline Hill, the hotel boasts a perfect location in Rome’s city centre. Property Facilities: 2 Restaurants, rooftop pool, bar, day spa, gym/fitness centre, business centre, WiFi access, tour desk, shop. Accommodation: 232 rooms, airconditioning, mini bar, in-room safe, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A; Superior Room - 2A. Value: Full breakfast daily. Our View: Boasting an outdoor swimming pool, this is an ideal hotel during the Italian summer.

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$146*

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One Bedroom Apartment

Trianon Borgo Pio

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Palazzo Al Velabro

TTT Via Del Velabro, 16, Rome In the heart of historic Rome, south of the Colosseum. Immersed in the green area between Circus Maximus, Palatine Hill and Capitoline Hill. Property Facilities: Bar, gym, WiFi. Accommodation: 35 apartments, air-conditioning, fully equipped kitchen, television, hairdryer. Max. in room: One Bedroom Standard - 2A; One Bedroom Deluxe - 2A; Standard Two Bedroom - 4A or 2A/2C. Value: Continental breakfast daily. Our View: Ideal for the family and leisure traveller.

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Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese TTTTT Via Lombardia 47, Rome Located a few minutes away from Via Veneto and the Spanish Steps. Overlooking the beautiful Villa Borghese gardens and well connected with all the main tourist attractions. Property Facilities: Award-winning rooftop restaurant, room service, gym/fitness centre, WiFi access, babysitting, parking. Accommodation: 100 rooms, 4 suites, air-conditioning, minibar, tea/coffee making facilities, television, in-room safe. Max. in room: Deluxe Room - 2A. Value: Full breakfast daily. Our View: The Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese is a luxury hotel in a superb location in Rome.

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Aurelia Residence

TTT Via Aurelia 145, Rome In the heart of the Eternal City, on the west side of the Tiber. A five minute walk to The Vatican. There are shops close by and essential services including supermarkets and bakeries. Property Facilities: Rooftop garden, parking. Accommodation: 25 apartments, WiFi, refrigerator, kitchenette (studio), kitchen (apartments) dishwasher, television, hairdryer. Max. in room: One Bedroom Apartment - 5A; Two Bedroom Apartment - 7A. Our View: Very spacious apartments with excellent service and close to public transport.

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$131*

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*Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for card payments which vary. If you book with Qantas Holidays an additional 2% fee applies to credit card payments. Prices are correct as at 20 Sep 2013 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. ^Best available daily rate refers to the lowest price available as at 20 Sep 2013 and may change at the discretion of the hotel or tour operator. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Offers subject to availability. Airfares not included unless otherwise specified. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. See booking conditions on back page.


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Sightseeing ROME

Rome sightseeing Make the most of your holiday by pre-purchasing your sightseeing options from Qantas Holidays. We’ve selected the most popular tours to help you plan your holiday and make the most of the time you have available. Forget the worry of booking on the run and save your holiday time for enjoying yourself.

Sarah says...

Don’t rush! Take the time to really explore this enchanting city. Soak up the atmosphere in one of the many piazzas such as Piazza Novana, enjoy the history, culture and cuisine.

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Rome City Hop On Hop Off Tour

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Illuminated Rome - Evening Tour

Operated by: City Sightseeing Duration: 100 minutes Departs: Daily

Operated by: Dark Tours Rome Duration: 3 hours Departs: Daily except Sundays at 2.15pm

Operated by: Green Line Departs: Daily at 8.00pm

See the best of Rome with a Hop On Hop Off Tour. Offering you the opportunity to choose from two tour routes or do both! Lines A and B both offer multi lingual commentary and eight stops each. Guaranteed to visit all the main sights and attractions including The Vatican, The Colosseum, The Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain! Your tour ticket is valid for 24 hours.

Avoid the lengthy queues and explore one of the world’s most extensive art collections with an expert local guide on this fascinating tour of the Vactican. Experience Michelangelo’s famous creation of Adam and explore the Sistine Chapel and wander Raphael’s Rooms. After taking in the Museums, be humbled by the imposing beauty of Saint Peter’s Basilica where you will encounter another of Michelangelo’s masterpieces, La Pieta. Your last stop will will be at Saint Peter’s Square as your guide points out Bernini’s use of optical illusion.

Discover some of the main monuments of the Eternal City. Some of the sights you pass by include The Fountain of the Nayads, The Exhibition Palace, Piazza Venezia and the Capitoline Hill. Admire the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, the Arch of Constantine and the Circus Maximus. Drive along the banks of the Tiber, see the Jewish Quarter complete with synagogue and the imposing Castel Sant’Angelo close by that heralds your approach to St. Peter’s. Set in the ancient Aurelian Walls that frame part of the Villa Borghese park then continue to the famous Via Veneto. Return to the vicinity of your hotel.

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Frascati Wine Tasting Tour

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Best of Florence in a Day

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Naples and Pompeii Full Day Tour

Operated by: Dark Tours Rome Duration: 3 hours Departs: Mon, Thu, Sat at 2.15pm

Operated by: Dark Tours Rome Duration: 13 hours Departs: Tue, Sat at 7.00am

Operated by: Green Line Duration: 13 hours Departs: Daily at 7.30am

An exciting voyage of the senses including a guided tasting of a special selection of wines and olive oil. The only wine tour of its kind in Rome – visit one of the oldest and most beautiful vineyards in the Frascati region. The 200 acres of vines surrounding 17th century architecture and 3rd century caverns lined with Acacia and French Oak barrels are treasures of one of Italy’s oldest and most distinguished noble families, the Pallavicini. Walk along the vines, learn about the history, enjoy a tasting and locally produced olive oil.

Travel to Florence via coach and on arrival, enjoy a view of the Arno river where the guided tour starts. Visit the Ponte Vecchio, where you will be able to look through the medieval jewelers shops windows. Plunge into the Mercato Nuovo where leather goods are sold. Visit the Piazza della Repubblica, the Battistero and then the Duomo. A breathtaking view of the outside and stunning visit inside, skipping the queue. Enjoy lunch and free time before a brief visit to the Accademmia to admire the masterpieces. Return to Rome.

Enjoy a full-day tour of Naples and Pompeii through the Roman countryside. Arrive in Naples, where the city tour will include highlights, such as the Piazza del Plebiscito, Royal Palace, Basilica of San Francesco di Paola, Gallery of Umberto I, and the Maschio Angioino. Depart Naples and cross the valley of Mount Vesuvius, passing the towns of Ercolano, Torre del Greco, and Torre Annunziata before arriving at Pompeii, where you will break for lunch. After lunch, a local guide will take you on a two hour tour through the excavations, explaining Pompeii’s story and covering all the highlights. Return by coach to Rome.

NOTE: This tour does not pick up from hotel.

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NOTE: It is recommended to wear comfortable clothes and shoes for this PRICE * per person excursion, and to wear sunglasses and sun hat in the summer months.

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Sightseeing VENICE

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Get lost! Start walking and you’ ll discover some amazing Venetian canals, cobbled laneways, shops and wine bars.

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With a history lasting thousands of years, Venice is overflowing with elegant churches, inspiring art galleries and amazing architecture displaying the glories of the past. Full of tiny alley ways and beautiful bridges, it is easy to lose yourself in Venice. A gondola ride around the 150 intricate canals, particularly the Grand Canal, 400 plus bridges including the Bridge of Sighs and 118 islands are some of the most popular things to do in Venice. Piazza San Marco and Basilica di San Marco are also must.

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Operated by: Albatravel Duration: 1 hour Departs: Daily 6:30pm, 7:30pm (Apr-Oct 14)

Operated by: Avventure Bellissime Duration: 3 hours Departs: Daily

Operated by: Avventure Bellissime Duration: 2 hours Departs: Tue, Thu, Sun(Sun only Apr 14, 11 Jul 14-5 Sep 14)

Sit back in your gondola and allow yourself to be serenaded as you float past the palaces of the Grand Canal. Join a flotilla of gondolas gathered around a barge containing the musicians and singers as you float along the fascinating Grand Canal, glittering in the reflection of the illuminated facades of the sumptuous Palazzos. Return in the dark stillness of some of Venice’s interior canals.

Combine a morning walking tour of the main sights of Venice, such as St. Mark’s Square with its famous monuments and Rialto Bridge, with an afternoon cruise down the Grand Canal and the smaller canals of Venice. A ticket to St. Mark’s Basilica is included. Enjoy a morning walking tour of St. Mark’s Square and learn about the history that lies behind the walls of its most famous landmarks; the Basilica and its Byzantine heritage, the Doge’s Palace and its adjoining prisons. Then leave the square to discover the ‘real Venice’ by entering a labyrinth of narrow passageways and alleys, where a magical city of meandering canals, punctuated by delicate bridges, awaits. Take time for lunch before starting your cruise down the Grand Canal and the smaller canals.

Visit the imposing Frari church, hidden away in the San Polo district, home to masterpieces of Titian and Bellini as well as a magnificent funeral monument by Canova. Enjoy a guided walk through a labyrinth of streets and narrow passageways in the old artisans quarters of Venice and listen to numerous stories of the illustrious merchants and their ruthless acts of cruelty. Pass-by the old locandas, where the merchants would sojourn and encounter the famous Venetian courtesans in the old redlight district of Venice, that is home to the notorious ‘Ponte delle Tette’. During this walk, you’ll see some of the oldest houses in Venice, quaint picturesque bridges and palazzi, an old prison for tax evaders and learn about how life used to be in Venice and how life is today for the modern day Venetians.

NOTE: Subject to weather conditions. May be joined by other passengers on the gondola.

NOTE: Lunch is not included.

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*Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for card payments which vary. If you book with Qantas Holidays an additional 2% fee applies to credit card payments. Prices are correct as at 20 Sep 2013 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. ^Best available daily rate refers to the lowest price available as at 20 Sep 2013 and may change at the discretion of the hotel or tour operator. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Offers subject to availability. Airfares not included unless otherwise specified. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. See booking conditions on back page.


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Hotels VENICE

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Orion Hotel

TT Spadaria 700/a-San Marco, Venice In the city centre, near the Rialto Bridge. Property Facilities: Bar, tour desk, WiFi. Accommodation: 18 rooms, airconditioning, mini bar. Max. in room: Standard Room - 4A. Value: Continental breakfast daily. Bonus: Stay 7 nights, pay 6. Valid selected dates. Our View: Cozy hotel, good value.

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Hotel Hesperia

TTT Cannaregio 459, Venice Close to the railway station and Piazza Roma parking station. Property Facilities: Bar, tour desk. Accommodation: 16 rooms, mini bar, WiFi, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A or 2A/1C. Value: Continental breakfast daily. NOTE: Minimum 2 night stay Fri-Sat.

Our View: Good budget hotel. Some rooms have views over Cannaregio Canal.

Hotel Canaletto

TTT Castello 5487, San Lio, Venice Right in the heart of Venice, close to the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark’s Square. Property Facilities: Restaurant. Accommodation: 33 rooms, airconditioning, mini bar, television, WiFi, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A. Value: Continental breakfast daily. Our View: Elegant decor and warm hospitality.

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San Zulian

TTT San Marco 527, Venice Close to St Marco Square, and all the main tourist areas. Property Facilities: Wine bar, parking. Accommodation: 22 rooms, airconditioning, television, WiFi. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A. Value: Continental breakfast daily. Our View: This hotel is a very clean with a cosy atmosphere, recently refurbished.

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$137

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Hotel Do Pozzi

TTT Calle Large Xxii Marzo, San Marco, Venice Close to St Mark’s Square, 20 minutes walk to the Rialto Bridge. Property Facilities: Breakfast room. Accommodation: 29 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, WiFi, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A or 2A/1C; Deluxe Room - 3A or 2A/1C. Value: Continenal breakfast daily. Our View: In a quiet little corner of Venice and very pretty.

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$200*

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Palazzo Schiavoni TTTh Apartments Castello 3288, Venice A traditional Venetian hotel overlooking a canal. Accommodation: 9 apartments, airconditioning, Kitchenette (Studios), equipped kitchen (apartment only), television. Max. in room: Studio - 2A; 1 Bedroom - 4A Value: Continental breakfast daily. Free WiFi. Our View: Ideal for travellers looking for home comforts in the heart of Venice.

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Hotel Kette

TTTT San Marco 2053, Venice On a typical Venetian canal, only two minutes walk from St Mark’s Square and near Theatre La Fenice. Property Facilities: Breakfast room, bar. Accommodation: 63 rooms and suites, air-conditioning, mini bar, television, WiFi, in-room safe, hairdryer. Max. in room: Superior Room - 3A. Value: Continental breakfast daily. Our View: Near the famous Venice opera house.

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$153

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Hotel Duodo Palace

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Calle Minelli, San Marco, Venice A few minutes walking distance from St Mark’s Square. Property Facilities: Bar, tour desk. Accommodation: 38 rooms, airconditioning, mini bar, WiFi, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A or 2A/1C. Value: Continental breakfast daily. Our View: Typically Venetian in a perfect location to discover this historical city.

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$104

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indulgence Hotel Rialto

TTTT Riva Del Ferro Ponte Rialto, Venice Hotel overlooks the Grande Canal and Rialto Bridge. Property Facilities: Bar, tour desk, internet. Accommodation: 79 rooms, airconditioning, mini bar, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A. Value: Continental breakfast daily. Our View: Enjoy the fabulous view from the roof terrace.

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Albergo All Angelo

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Piazza San Marco 403, Venice Close to the Piazza San Marco, Rialto Bridge and the tourist attractions of Venice. Property Facilities: Wine bar, room service, 24 hour reception. Accommodation: 56 rooms, mini bar, television, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A. Our View: Located on Venice island, public transport service is made by a ferry boat. The hotel offers a warm and friendly atmosphere.

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TTTTT 1459 San Marco, Venice Located close to the Piazza San Marco and all the city’s cultural landmarks. Property Facilities: Restaurant, bar, tour desk, WiFi. Accommodation: 115 rooms, airconditioning, mini bar. Max. in room: Superior Room - 3A or 2A/1C. Value: Buffet breakfast daily. Bonus: Full breakfast daily. Our View: Beautiful early 40-50th century furnishings with Venetian accents.

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$146

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Hilton Molino Stucky

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Giudecca 810, Venice Minutes from St Mark’s Square by shuttle boat. Property Facilities: 4 Restaurants, rooftop bar, cafe, rooftop pool, day spa, tour desk, WiFi, shop. Accommodation: 380 rooms, air-conditioning, television, mini bar. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A or 2A/1C; Deluxe Room - 3A or 2A/1C. Our View: Watch the sunset over Venice Island from the rooftop bar.

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This guided tour visits Piazza dei Miracoli (and celebrated Leaning Tower), the 11th century Romanesque Cathedral, the Baptistery and Scuola Normale (one of the most famous universities in the world).

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Operated by: Caf Tour and Travel Duration: 9½ hours Departs: Daily

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NOTE: Lunch is not included. When visiting places of worship please dress appropriately and we recommend that you wear comfortable shoes.

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Hotel Alba

TTT Via Della Scala 22, Florence Small refurbished hotel in the heart of Florence. Good value with a great location right next to the train station. Property Facilities: Breakfast room, tour desk. Accommodation: 24 rooms, airconditioning, mini bar, television, WiFi. Max. in room: Standard Room - 4A or 2A/2C. Our View: A traditional style hotel and good value for money.

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TTT Via Nazionale 10, Florence Located via Nazionale, two minutes walk from the Santa Maria Novella railway station. Property Facilities: Bar, room service, 24 hour reception, WiFi. Accommodation: 90 rooms, air-conditioning, in-room safe. Max. in room: Standard Room - 4A or 2A/2C. Value: Continental breakfast daily. Our View: Situated in an ideal location, a good choice for all types of travellers.

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$70*

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Machiavelli Palace

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See the beauties of Siena and San Gimignano, passing the countryside of the Chianti area. On arrival in Siena, your local guide will show you the Cathedral, the Libreria Piccolomini, and the Opera del Duomo Museum, a jewel case containing the Majesty of Duccio da Buoninsegna. In the afternoon the tour proceeds to San Gimignano.

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TTTT Via Nazionale, 10, 50123 Florence Located on the Via Nazioanle, with easy access to all of Florence’s major attractions. Property Facilities: Bar, room service, 24 hour reception, WiFi, laundry service. Accommodation: 67 rooms, airconditioning, mini bar, in-room safe. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A or 2A/1C; Deluxe Room - 3A or 2A/1C. Our View: A lovely hotel in a central location.

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Via Nazionale 14, Florence Offering a prime position in the heart of the San Lorenzo district. Property Facilities: Restaurant, parking. Accommodation: 80 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, WiFi, in-room safe. Max. in room: Standard Room - 4A or 2A/2C. Value: Full breakfast daily. Our View: Only steps away from Santa Maria Novella train station.

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Via Il Prato 42, 50123 Florence A lovely hotel situated in the historical centre of Florence, near the river Arno to the west of the city. Property Facilities: Restaurant, rooftop terrace with pool, day spa, parking. Accommodation: 103 rooms, air-conditioning, television, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A. Our View: The only hotel offering a garden and pool. Walking distance from all major art sites.

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Milan is style and grace and substance. From its ancient city’s treasures, Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper and the La Scala Opera House, to its chic boutiques, hip clubs, fashion-forward runway shows, and top football teams, Milan should not be missed.

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LAKE COMO The shimmering jewel in Northern Italy’s lakes district, the upside-down-Y-shaped Lake Como is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and rugged hillsides and is the ideal place to swim, relax and savour clean, fresh air. Nestled on its squiggly shoreline are villages, towns, resorts and elegant lakeside properties. Visit O Rfamed O CforCitsOsilk industry. exquisite Bellagio andMComo,

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0 120 and240 KM Stretching along 18 km of coastal cliffs between La Spezia Levanto, the Cinque Terre is an Italian treasure and incorporates the five hillside villages of Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore, which are surrounded by centuries-old olives groves and stone-walled vineyards. There are no cars here - travel is by train, ferry or foot along spectacular trails, so the pace is slow, which gives you plenty of time to sample the locally grown produce,explore the World Heritage-listed region and swim in inviting sapphire waters.

San Margherita is a small fishing village located 35km southeast of Genoa.

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Enjoy the bright Italian sunshine and gorgeous countryside when visiting Lake Maggiore, which sits on the border of Italy and Switzerland. The lake’s pretty western shore is sprinkled with picture-postcard villages and towns, and its surface interrupted by the flower-covered Borroean Islands.

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GENOA Hilly Genoa is a roller coaster of winding streets and staircases, tall, narrow, green-shuttered buildings, palaces, hanging Mediterranean Sea gardens, church spires and a medieval old town. Visit the city’s reinvented waterfront, which includes a panoramic elevator and a glass biosphere.

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VERONA Known as piccola Roma (little Rome), Verona is one of Italy’s most beautiful cities. Romantics will fall for the grand architecture: visit the massive Roman Amphitheatre and the colourful Piazza Erbe, formally the site of a Roman forum and now a buzzing market square; and explore the baroque Palazzo Maffei and the TUNISIA 14th-century Torre del Gardello. But it’s the city’s rich history of feuding of which Shakespeare wrote in Romeo and Juliet A L G families, ERIA that continues to enthral.

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Central Italy Tuscany is know for it’s stupendous art, stunning landscapes, traditions, wonderful wine and delicious cuisine. Tuscany offers over 120 protected nature reserves, making Tuscany a popular tourist destination. Marvel at some of Italy’s most striking Gothic architecture in Siena, visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the churches and piazzas hidden behind the walls of Lucca. Rail Option

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Lying across three hills and surrounded by olive groves and vineyards of Chianti, Siena is beautiful and alluring. The medieval centre is filled with majestic buildings and its churches and small museums hold a wealth of artwork. Spend your days wandering the lanes and alleys of the city’s historic World Heritage-listed centre, before arriving at the Piazza del Campo, home of the Palio, a thrilling race where horses thunder around the city square. A true Renaissance town, Siena is an enchanting holiday destination.

Hidden behind impressive stone walls, lovely Lucca is a gorgeous old city that has a rich history, handsome churches, a strong agricultural flavour and great restaurants. Renowned for its silks and olive oil, it’s also a retreat for artists and writers who, like many visitors, revel in its grassy ramparts and Renaissance charm. The medieval fortress city of Spoleto is famous for its thick walls, Roman monuments and magnificent gorge as well as its Festival of Two Worlds. Combining theatre, dance, music, spoken word and other art forms, it’s one of the best of its kind in the world.

Famous for its iconic Leaning Tower, Pisa has a centuries-old tradition as a university town and swarms with students. Be sure to take time out to laze on the green carpet of the Piazza dei Miracoli – a serious rival to Venice’s Piazza San Marco for the title of Italy’s most memorable square.

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Duomo TTTT

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Hotel Villa Pitiana TTT

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La Cisterna TTT

$90*

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Hotel Villa Pitiana Cooking Courses - 1 Day/3 Day/5 Day options Located 30kms south east of Florence, Villa Pitiana is a typical Tuscan fortified farmhouse. The villa still retains the articulated architecture of a millenary history, from the foundation as a fortified farm, to the utilisation as Benedectine monastery and eventually to the conversion in nobleman elegant Villa in the IXth century. Architecture, decorations and furniture maintain memory of flowing of ages and styles. 1 Day Cooking Course 10.30am - 1.30pm. Cooking class in the Monastery Kitchen at Villa Pitiana Execution of 3 Recipes, tasting with complimentary wine.

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3 Day Cooking Course 9.30am - 12.30pm. Cooking class in the Monastery Kitchen at Villa Pitiana Execution of 6 Recipes (1 Starter, 2 Pastas, 2 Main Courses, 1 Dessert). Learning about complimentary wines and the final tasting.

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5 Day Cooking Course 9.30am-12.30am. Cooking class in the Monastery Kitchen at Villa Pitiana Execution of 10 Recipes (2 Starters, 3 Pastas, 2 Main Courses, 2 Desserts). Learning about complimentary wines and the final tasting.

$789*

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*Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for card payments which vary. If you book with Qantas Holidays an additional 2% fee applies to credit card payments. Prices are correct as at 20 Sep 2013 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. ^Best available daily rate refers to the lowest price available as at 20 Sep 2013 and may change at the discretion of the hotel or tour operator. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Offers subject to availability. Airfares not included unless otherwise specified. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. See booking conditions on back page.


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Regional accommodation SOUTHERN ITALY

Positano

South e r n Italy With its beautiful peninsula, enchanting islands, sapphire-coloured water and picture-perfect cliff-top towns, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy’s greatest gems. Enjoy the Mediterranean climate and sparkling sea in all its glory while lazing on the beach; sample the freshest, finest seafood; or explore charming whitewashed villages clinging to lemon-scented slopes. Southern Italy is sun-bronzed and sublime.

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This laid-back city exudes authentic southern-Italian charm. Famous for sharing with the world its pizza and buffalo mozzarella, Sorrento sits atop dramatic cliffs and looks across the beautiful Bay of Naples to Mt Vesuvius. It’s a great base for exploring the surrounding area: head north to the compelling city of Pompeii; offshore to the island of Capri; and west to enjoy unspoiled countryside.

With its steeply stacked, multi-coloured houses and iridescent blue sea, Positano is a photographer’s perfect picture. Once a sleepy fishing village, this popular resort town has stairs for streets and a wealth of fine shopping, fresh seafood and stunning views. Positano is a dream destination that beckons long after you’ve gone.

The soccer ball to mainland Italy’s boot, Sicily is perhaps most famous for the city of Erice and the smouldering Mt Etna. But look beyond this and discover an island of uncompromisingly high-quality cuisine, aquamarine coastline dotted by the enticing Aeolian Islands, hidden rural treasures and pristine national parks.

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AMALFI This captivating and most frequently visited stretch of southern Italy is renowned for its mountainous coastline. Travel the winding main road and be tempted by hidden bays and hamlets; marvel at flash-bright houses clinging to steep slopes; and wash off the Mediterranean heat in a sparkling blue sea. The town of Amalfi enjoys a beautiful seaside setting and is the ideal spot to enjoy long, lingering lunches. Around the headland, the town of Atrani is a collection of whitewashed alleys, a lively piazza and an enticing beach.

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CAPRI Capri is a picturesque island of fantastic scenery, chic piazzas, cool cafes, flower-filled courtyards, Roman ruins, carefree romance, rugged seascapes and sparkling sea, one of the most popular holiday destinations in Italy. Don’t miss the amazing Grotta Azzurra (Blue Cave), or the historic stones of Villa Jovis.

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NAPLES Set between a sleeping volcano and the steaming Campi Flegrei (a collection of classical ruins and sexy summertime beach clubs), Naples is a fascinating mix of bustling piazza, palm-fringed boulevard, baroque ballroom, cutting-edge club, artisan market and multiculturalism. Visit the city’s intoxicating historic centre, which teems with tourists, scooters, shrines and secret hidden treasures, as well as upmarket Chiaia, where chic, sleek shops and bars meet bobbing boats.

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Grand Hotel Oriente TTTT

Grand Excelsior TTTT

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Barcelona SPAIN

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Spain has a glorious architectural history of Moorish palaces, crumbling castles, Roman ruins, Gothic and Renaissance cathedrals as well as some very distinctive modern architecture, which have complemented the traditions of bull fighting, flamenco dancing, colourful cuisine and flavoursome wines for centuries. Varying significantly from north to south Spain offers something for everyone.

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Bathed by the sea, Barcelona boasts Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance monuments, a cosmopolitan character and openness to new ideas and fashion trends. La Rambla, is the most popular place to watch life go by, to stroll, while Placa Real is overflowing with bars, restaurants and lively eateries. Wander around the Ribera district, with its medieval buildings. The lower section is one of the trendiest districts in the old city with its art boutiques, bars and cafés. Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia, a region with its own history, language and character and, while the city itself could keep you occupied for weeks, be sure to explore the sandy beaches of Sitges and the Montserrat Mountains.

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This tour has three different routes and offers an ideal way to experience this fantastic city where you can take in all the main tourist attractions. There are over 44 stops to choose from including the Gothic quarter to wander around the ancient streets, where some of the buildings are World Heritage sites. Take time to visit the museums and stop off at the beautiful parks and gardens. Your ticket is valid for 24 hours. Explore Barcelona in your own time.

Save time and avoid lining up! Entrance to Sagrada Familia with English speaking guide. Gaudi, one of the greatest innovators of his time, left behind treasures for the discerning tourist to discover in Barcelona. Sagrada Familia is one of the most visited buildings in the world. Visit the interior of this church, where ceiling reaches seventy meters. Also visit Sagrada Familia museum.

After driving through picturesque villages, arrive at the mountain of Montserrat, which rises to 1,236 metres. Take a cog-wheel train ride to the top of the mountain (summer only)and enjoy the views of the valley. Next, visit the Royal Basilica of Montserrat, which holds the famous 12th century Romanesque carving of Virgen Moreneta, the Black Virgin. Includes a taste of 4 typical liquors of Montserrat and entrance free to Audiovisual “Montserrat Portes Endins”.

Architect Antoni Gaudi’s works are Barcelona’s greatest icons – Sagrada Famila, La Pedrera and of course Casa Battlo. Discover the work that has shaped the face of Barcelona, and the inspired artist behind it. This tour is a double feature: a small group walking tour plus a skip the line ticket to Casa Battlo. Discover ‘hidden’ Barcelona with stories and places that are off-the-touristpath. This tour gives you what Barcelona is all about.

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Parc de La Ciutadella

TTT Carrer De Ferran 40-42, Barcelona In the heart of Barcelona, this hotel is close to the Picasso Museum. Property Facilities: Restaurant, bar, WiFi, laundry service. Accommodation: 207 rooms, airconditioning, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A or 2A/1C. Value: Full breakfast daily. Our View: Traditional hotel with spacious rooms and close to many attractions.

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TTT Ramblas 33, Barcelona In the heart of Barcelona, with splendid views over the city. Property Facilities: Restaurant, bar, pool, gym, parking. Accommodation: 91 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, WiFi, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 4A or 2A/2C. Our View: Large, comfortable well-decorated rooms. Great for families.

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Arc La Rambla

TTT La Rambla 19, Barcelona Centrally located, right in the middle of Las Ramblas. Property Facilities: Breakfast room, library. Accommodation: 98 rooms, air-conditioning, television, WiFi, in-room safe, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A. Value: Continental breakfast daily. Our View: In the heart of the Gothic Quarter, just minutes away from the harbour, bars, restaurants and the main landmarks.

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Colon Hotel

TTTT Avinguda de la Catedral 7, Barcelona Situated in front of the Barcelona Cathedral near the Gothic district, as well as main attractions, museums and monuments. Property Facilities: Restaurant. Accommodation: 141 rooms, airconditioning, mini bar, television, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A. Value: Full breakfast daily. Free WiFi access. Our View: A number of its rooms enjoy a direct view of the Cathedral.

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Placa Catalunya 7, Barcelona A boutique hotel, in the heart of the city centre facing the Plaza Catalunya Square. Property Facilities: Restaurant, library bar, terrace. Accommodation: 74 rooms, airconditioning, mini bar, ipod dock, WiFi. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A or 2A/1C.

Citadines Prestige TTTT Ramblas Barcelona Ramblas 122, Barcelona Recently refurbished. On Barcelona’s liveliest thoroughfare and a short walk from Catalonia Square. Property Facilities: Breakfast room, 24-hour reception, business centre, parking. Accommodation: 131 apartments, airconditioning, fully-equipped kitchen, WiFi. Max. in room: Studio Premier - 2A.

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Serhs Rivoli Ramblas TTTT Rambla Dels Estudis 128, Barcelona A stylish hotel with a great location, right on the famous Ramblas. Property Facilities: Restaurant, bar, outdoor terrace, day spa, tour desk. Accommodation: 126 rooms, airconditioning, mini bar, television, hairdryer, WiFi, in-room safe. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A or 2A/1C. Our View: Have breakfast like a true Spaniard, and eat on the hotel’s outdoor terrace!

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Carrer De La Marina 19-21, Barcelona A contemporary property with a great location. Property Facilities: 5 restaurants, outdoor swimming pool, terrace gardens, Six Senses day spa, gym. Accommodation: 483 rooms, air-conditioning, television, Bang & Olufsen sound system. Max. in room: Deluxe Room - 2A or 2A/1C. Our View: A unique landmark building in Barcelona with lovely terraced gardens.

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TTTTT Passeig de Gracia 132, Barcelona In the heart of Barcelona within walking distance to shopping and restaurants. Property Facilities: Restaurant, bar, pool, gym/fitness centre, WiFi access. Accommodation: 105 rooms, airconditioning, mini bar, in-room safe. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A or 2A/1C; Superior Room - 2A or 2A/1C. Our View: The hotel combines impeccable service and excellent customer care.

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This tour offers an ideal way to explore the city of Madrid, visiting the main tourist attractions. Make as many stops as you like and continue your trip on the next available bus. Your ticket is valid for a full day and allows you to hop on and off as much as you like. You will also receive a ‘passport’ for discounted entrance to galleries and other places of interest. Your ticket is valid for 24 hours.

Toledo was once the capital of the country and is now one of the oldest cities in Europe. Visit the most famous monuments during a walking tour of the city centre, including St Tome Church, Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue, San Juan des los Reyes Church, Museo Victorio Camacho and the Cathedral. Enjoy lunch in a restaurant typical of the region (included).

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Skip the line and avoid the queue! The building that today houses the Museo National del Prado was designed by architect Juan de Villanueva in 1785. The guided tour explores the Prado Museum in chronological order and takes you through highlights including; The table of the 7 deadly sins, The Hay Wain, the temptation of San Antonio, the stone of madness and the Garden of delights. Tour ends at the Prado Museum. PRICE FROM

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Best Western Arosa

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Salud 21, Madrid Within walking distance of shops, department stores and attractions. Property Facilities: Restaurant, gym, WiFi. Accommodation: 126 rooms, airconditioning, mini bar, television, WiFi. Max. in room: Standard room - 3A or 2A/1C. Our View: Located in the heart of Gran Via, shopping, tourist and monumental areas in Madrid.

TT Arenal 15, Madrid A traditional hotel in the heart of Madrid, close to the Royal Palace. Property Facilities: Restaurant, bar room service. Accommodation: 58 rooms, in-room safe. Max. in room: Standard Room - 4A or 2A/2C. Value: Full breakfast daily. Our View: A cosy, traditional hotel.

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Maestro Victoria 5, Madrid Located in the pedestrian area between the streets of Gran Via and Pierta del Sol. Providing excellent base from which to explore the city’s many shops and sights. Property Facilities: Breakfast room, lounge, laundry. Accommodation: 67 rooms, airconditioning, television, WiFi, hairdryer. Our View: Ideal for guests that want to stay right in the centre of town.

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TTTT Plaza Conde Valle Suchil No 5, Madrid Located in the well known Chamberi neighborhood. Property Facilities: Restaurant, bar, gym, parking. Accommodation: 143 rooms, airconditioning, mini bar, television, WiFi, in-room safe. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A or 2A/1C. Our View: A good tourist hotel centrally located with easy access to transport.

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San Bernardo Street 1, Madrid A unique hotel that is centrally located, close to the famous Gran Via. Property Facilities: Restaurant, bar, room service, rooftop pool. Accommodation: 200 rooms, airconditioning, television, WiFi, in-room safe. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A or 2A/1C.

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TTT Mesonero Romanos 9, Madrid Within walking distance of Plaza Mayor. Property Facilities: Breakfast room, bar, room service, parking. Accommodation: 150 rooms, air-conditioning, television, WiFi, in-room safe, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A or 2A/1C. Value: Full breakfast daily. Our View: An ideal location, right in the heart of the city centre.

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Miguel Angel 29-31, Madrid Surrounded by charming sidewalk cafes, and restaurants this hotel is close to the glamorous Serrano Street. Property Facilities: 3 Restaurants, bar, room service, gym, tour desk. Accommodation: 246 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, television, WiFi, pillow menu. Our View: This hotel combines luxury and style with a prime location.

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*Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for card payments which vary. If you book with Qantas Holidays an additional 2% fee applies to credit card payments. Prices are correct as at 20 Sep 2013 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. ^Best available daily rate refers to the lowest price available as at 20 Sep 2013 and may change at the discretion of the hotel or tour operator. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Offers subject to availability. Airfares not included unless otherwise specified. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. See booking conditions on back page.


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Regional accommodation SPAIN

Ronda

Regional Spain From the floor-shaking flamenco of Seville to the ribbons of beach in Valencia and the churches, palaces and fortresses of Toledo, Regional Spain is yours to explore. You will find the driving easy, the accommodation plentiful, the food lip-smacking and the locals full of life. Rail Option

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Valencia is a city of contrasts, from its Old Quarter with the graceful Las Torres de Serranos and the 14th Century tower of the Cathedral to the ultra modern City of the Arts and Sciences and street circuit of the Formula 1 Grand Prix, there is so much to see and do.

Ronda is a picturesque town located in Andalusia, in a very mountainous area about 750 metres above sea level. The Guadalevin River that runs through the city, divides it into two carving out the steep 100 plus metres plus canyon upon which the city perches. From the top of the Puente Nuevo bridge you can enjoy unparalleled views out over the Serranía de Ronda mountains.

Nestled on the shores of the charming, crescent-shaped Bahía de La Concha. Famous for its cuisine with Basque pintxos bars filling the streets and several Michelin star restaurants. With a lively, upbeat atmosphere the city offers a fun stay and is also home to one of Spain’s most beautiful city beaches.

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SEVILLE Seville lies on the banks of the Guadalquivir, with the minaret of La Giralda, the cathedral (one of the largest in Christendom) and the Alcázar Palace forming its historical significance. The charm of the Andalucian capital lies in its winding, medieval lanes and romantic, hidden plazas and its passion for faith, festivals and having fun.

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GRANADA Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Andalusia, the southern Spanish town of Granada is best known for the World Heritage-listed Alhambra (the red fortress), a superb Moorish palace. Don’t miss the city’s incredible cathedral or the winding cobblestone streets of Granada’s old Muslim quarter, the Albayzín, one of the city’s most fabulous treasures.

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ALICANTE The Valencia region’s second-largest town, Alicante, is a dynamic and unmistakably Spanish port town. Try to fit in at least one overnight stay to experience its frenetic nightlife.

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CORDOBA A fascinating mix of electro-tango and 17th century Jesuit ruins. Don’t miss its buzzing bars, contemporary, classical and fine art galleries, a weekend craft market that sprawls for blocks, and quaint little mountain villages that are only a short bus ride away.

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PAMPLONA Visit Pamplona during Los Sanfermines (Fiesta de San Fermín), one of the most extreme festivals in Europe, and join the worldrenowned El Encierro, the Running of the Bulls. Afterwards, visit the city’s late-medieval Gothic cathedral, relax in the expansive parkland or sample the atmospheric local bars and restaurants.

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IBIZA (BALEARIC ISLANDS) Birthplace of the rave, this rocky island paradise is home to some of Spain’s most famous clubs and plays host to more than four million visitors annually. Surprisingly, about half the island (especially the fairly unspoiled north-east) remains covered by thick woods, and away from the bars you’ll discover spectacular coastal walking trails and quiet beaches.

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The lively Spanish port city of Malaga, set along the dazzling Mediterranean coastline, is influenced by a historic past. Now a cultural hotspot and teaming with abundant nightlife and entertainment options, visitors to Malaga will also see exquisite gardens, funky shops, impressive monuments, leafy boulevards and a fabulous museum devoted to Málaga-born artist, Pablo Picasso.

Mallorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands. With its clear blue seas, quiet beaches and late night discos, this island is one of the top holiday destinations in Europe.

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Enjoy an open top double-decker bus tour of the city. Your ticket is valid for 24 hours and offers an economical way to see the sites of Lisbon. Visit sites such as Marques de Pombal Square, Parque Eduardo VII, Liberdade Avenue, Padrao dos Descobrimentos and Vasco da Gama Tower. PRICE FROM

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TTT Almirante Reis 64, Lisbon Close to downtown and the historical centre of the city. Property Facilities: Breakfast room, bar, tour desk, WiFi. Accommodation: 61 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar. Our View: Modern, elegant and stylish.

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TTTT Travesa do Salitre 5, Liberdade, Lisbon Close to Avenida da Liberdade, in the heart of Lisbon. Property Facilities: Bar, tour desk. Accommodation: 94 rooms, airconditioning, mini bar, WiFi. Our View: Family run and operated since the 1950s.

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Avenida Liberdade

TTTT Avenida Da Liberdade 28, Lisbon Located at Lisbon’s main avenue - Avenida da Liberdade, within easy access to the main monuments, shops and restaurants. Property Facilities: Bar, breakfast room, gym, tour desk.

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Studio Apartment

TTTT 120 Rue Du Marche Aux Herbes, 1000 Brussels Located just off the Grand Place in the heart of Brussels. Property Facilities: Restaurant, room service, gym, tour desk. Accommodation: 138 rooms, mini bar, WiFi. Our View: The hotel is ideally located with a lovely square in front of the hotel with cafes and restaurants.

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51 quai au Bois à Brûler, Brussels Close to the city’s flower market and Grand-Place. Property Facilities: Parking. Accommodation: 169 apartments. Our View: These modern apartments were refurbished in 2012.

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Brussels City Hop On Hop Off Tour

Take a City Sightseeing tour round the heart of Europe and see the elaborate buildings of La Grande Place, enjoy a beer in the shade of medieval guild houses and browse round the chocolate shops, if you dare! NOTE: Valid 24 hours. 48 hours tickets are also available.

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Belgium is fast becoming a place to visit on everyone’s European itinerary. Belgium is a European destination for indulgence. Sample some of the finest chocolate in the world or treat yourself to a beer as this country boasts more than 500 labels.

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Historic Lisbon has an undeniable youthful spirit. Here you can enjoy a fresh pastry and bica (espresso) in a petite plaza or window-shop in elegant boutiques. Watch the sun set from the Moorish St George’s Castle, or party till dawn at dozens of restaurants and bars.

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Chaussee De Charleroi 38, Brussels The hotel is located close to fashionable Avenue Louise. Property Facilities: Restaurant, bar, gym, parking. Our View: A good location near designer shops and walking distance to the Sablon area with its antique shops.

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*Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for card payments which vary. If you book with Qantas Holidays an additional 2% fee applies to credit card payments. Prices are correct as at 20 Sep 2013 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. ^Best available daily rate refers to the lowest price available as at 20 Sep 2013 and may change at the discretion of the hotel or tour operator. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Offers subject to availability. Airfares not included unless otherwise specified. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. See booking conditions on back page.


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Berlin

Germany From alpine skiing and hiking to Oktoberfest, Germany is a land of tradition, style and culture. You’ll be delighted by the warmth of the locals as you tour exciting cities, quaint villages, deep forests, snow-capped mountains and the beautiful Rhine River, winding its way through the country. Rail Option

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Frankfurt is the perfect introduction to modern Germany. Its shiny Manhattan-esque skyscrapers snuggle beside fascinating Old Town, and its rich collection of museums is rivalled only by the city’s economic importance. It’s also home to one of Europe’s largest stock exchanges, the Bundesbank, and the European Single Bank, which regulates the European Union’s currency. Once you’re done touring these impressive institutions, you’ll find a fantastic SCOTLAND nightlife, great dance music and, for the avid reader, the International Book Fair every October.

Leave Germany’s big cities behind and you’ll discover a country filled with wonderful surprises, from rolling green hills and mysterious forests to some of Europe’s oldest buildings and the most charming traditional towns. During December, much of the country sparkles with Christmas NORWAY cheer and lights, and Nuremberg’s spectacular Christmas market is the place to shop for exquisite handmade decorations. Other highlights include the much-loved regional cities of Cologne, founded by the Romans in 38 BC; Heidelberg, famous for its charming red-roofed old North Sealinks a series of picturesque city; and Romantic Road, which Bavarian towns and cities, including medieval Rothenberg.

As one of the world’s largest car hire companies, Hertz offers you a staggering choice of over 1000 European depots, providing the ultimate in choice and flexibility. Featuring a large fleet of excellently-maintained vehicles, so you can drive along pretty country roads or the busy Vanern lanes of the autobahns! Refer to page 30-31 for more Vattern on renting your car through Hertz. information

Berlin Germany’s glamorous capital is the country’s cultural heart. Museums, galleries, grandNORTHERN operas and theatres IRELAND combine with fashion, music, design and a vibrant cafe and club scene to make Berlin a triumph. You’ll also find World Heritage-listed landmarks such as the Reichstag, Checkpoint Charlie, theIRELAND Brandenburg Gate and what’s left ENGLAND of the Berlin Wall.

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An unforgettable full day trip to the Rhine Valley. See small villages, vineyards and mighty medieval castles and the famous Loreley Rock, soaring 120 metres above the river. Enjoy a gorgeous view from Niederwald Monument and an optional cable car ride from the top of the hills during Apr-Oct. Lunch is in a beautiful riverside restaurant before a boat trip on the Rhine steamer alongside the famous river panorama up to St. Goarshausen. Wine tasting and shopping stop at Rudesheim/ Drosselgasse is also included. NOTE: Lunch, cruise and wine tasting included.

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TTT Mannheimer Strasse 7-9, Frankfurt Opposite the main railway station in the heart of Frankfurt, and only minutes to the main shopping area. Property Facilities: Restaurant, bar, tour desk, business centre. Accommodation: 197 rooms, mini bar, WiFi, hairdryer. Max. in room: Double/Twin Room - 2A; Triple Room - 3A. Value: Full breakfast daily.

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TTT Baseler Strasse 56, Frankfurt Close to Frankfurt’s main train station. Attractive shopping streets and the river bank with its many museums are within just a few minutes walk. Property Facilities: Restaurant. Accommodation: 84 rooms, television, WiFi, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A or 2A/1C. Value: Full breakfast daily.

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Hotel Monopol

TTTh Mannheimer Strasse 11-13, Frankfurt A very convenient location in the heart of the city, right beside Frankfurt Central Station. Property Facilities: Restaurant, bar, tour desk, business centre. Accommodation: 95 rooms, mini bar, television, WiFi, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A or 2A/1C. Value: Full breakfast daily.

Our View: A good quality, modern hotel and a great choice for those traveling in and out of the city by train.

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TTTT Ludwigstrasse 15, Frankfurt Located in the heart of Frankfurt, just a 2 minute walk from Frankfurt Central Station. Property Facilities: Bar. Accommodation: 145 rooms, mini bar, television, in-room safe. Max. in room: Standard room - 3A or 2A/1C. Value: Full breakfast daily.

Our View: The hotel is in an excellent position, just a short walk from the main train station.

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Adina Frankfurt Neue Oper

TTTT Wilhelm-Leuschner Strasse 6, Frankfurt City centre location close to River Main and main shopping area. Property Facilities: Restaurant, bar, room service, indoor pool, gym, parking. Accommodation: 134 apartments, airconditioning, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer, iron/ironing board, internet, kitchen (One Bedroom Suite and Two Bedroom Suite), in-room safe. Max. in room: Studio Apartment - 2A; One Bedroom Suite - 3A; Two Bedroom Suite - 5A. Value: Full breakfast daily (One Bedroom Suite). Our View: Offers you space, style and comfort. The perfect place to entertain or simply relax.

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TTTT Seidl Strasse 2, Munich Located on a busy street a very short walk from the main train station. Conveniently positioned for access to the central shopping area on foot or by underground. Property Facilities: Restaurant, 24 hour reception, tour desk, WiFi, parking, shop. Accommodation: 189 rooms, mini bar, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A. Value: Full breakfast daily.

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Mercure Hotel Muenchen City

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Senefelder Str. 9, D-80336, Munich This hotel is located in the city centre. Property Facilities: 2 Restaurants, bar, parking, shop. Accommodation: 167 rooms, air-conditioning, television, tea/coffee making facilities, WiFi, in-room safe. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A. Value: Full breakfast daily. Our View: Enjoy the hotel’s beer garden in the courtyard at the end of a day’s sightseeing.

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$135

BARS/CLUBS

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TTTT Rosenheimer Strasse 15, Munich Situated only five minutes from the Oktoberfest and is close to the green Isar River banks. Property Facilities: 2 Restaurants, bar, cafe, room service, gym, tour desk. Accommodation: 466 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, television, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A or 2A/1C. Value: Full breakfast daily.

Our View: Centrally located with the underground station located under the hotel.

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Hilton Munuch City

Arnulfstrasse 51, Munich A few minutes walk from Marienplatz, the epicentre shopping hub of Munich. Located in the privileged new quarter of Arnulfpark. Property Facilities: Gym, WiFi, babysitting, parking. Accommodation: 146 apartments, air-conditioning, fully-equipped kitchen, iPod dock. Max. in room: Studio Apartment - 2A; One Bedroom Apartment - 4A or 2A/2C. Our View: An ideal choice for families or those looking for independence and a home away from home.

Our View: A hotel offering a warm and friendly feel.

$96*

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Munich Segway Tour

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Operated by: Munich Segway Tour Duration: 4 hours Departs: Daily

Operated by: Grayline Duration: 10½ hours Departs: Daily

The Segway Tour is a fun way to see the city! Cruise effortlessly through parks and along sidewalks while receiving a great orientation and exploring Munich’s sites. This tour offers a orientation and an opportunity to see most of the main attractions and sites as well as hidden ones. Through the various sights, learn about Munich’s history from humble beginnings to the contemporary city it is today. Tours are limited in size.

Hidden in the seclusion of the mountains, Ludwig II built two of his dream castles: Neuschwanstein and Linderhof (entrance is optional). This tour shows you these two extraordinary castles, both testifying to the vision of Bavaria’s fairytale King Ludwig II.

Courtyard Munich TTTT City Center Schwanthaler Strasse 37, Bavaria Property Facilities: Restaurant, bar, gym, parking. Accommodation: 248 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, television, WiFi, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A. Value: Full breakfast daily. Our View: Opened in 2006, this contemporary hotel offers a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

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NOTE: Entrance fee is not included and payable direct.

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Berlin is the cultural heart of Germany with three opera houses, over 150 theatres and a sparkling nightlife. Tour its historical landmarks including the Reichstag and Brandenburg Gate then visit Fernsehturm, Germany’s tallest structure, for an unbeatable 360-degree view.

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BERLIN HOTELS   1. ALSTERHOF   2. BERLIN MARRIOTT HOTEL   3. M  ERCURE BERLIN ALEXANDERLATZ

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Alsterhof

TTT Augsburger Strasse 5, Berlin Centrally located in a quiet street near the Kurfuerstendamm. Property Facilities: Restaurant, gym/fitness centre, WiFi access, parking. Accommodation: 199 rooms, mini bar, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A. Value: Full breakfast daily.

Our View: Ideally located in a quiet street, good for shopping or as a base to explore Berlin.

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$107*

Mercure Berlin Alexanderplatz

TTT Mollstrasse 4, Berlin The hotel enjoys an excellent location and is well connected to public transport. Property Facilities: Breakfast room, bar, room service, parking. Accommodation: 118 rooms, airconditioning, television, WiFi. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A or 2A/1C.

Our View: Only a one minute walk from the Alexanderplatz and close to Museum’s Island, Berliner Dom and the Opera House.

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Citadines Kurfürstendamm Berlin

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Olivaer Platz 1, Berlin Near the Kurfürstendamm and centre of Berlin City West. Property Facilities: Breakfast room, parking. Accommodation: 118 apartments, air-conditioning, fullyequipped kitchen, WiFi, in-room safe. Max. in room: Studio Apartment - 2A; One Bedroom Apartment - 4A.

Our View: Located right in the heart of Berlin City West.

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All-in-one City Bike Tour

Operated by: Fat Tire Duration: 4.5 hours Departs: Daily

Adina Apartment TTTT Hotel Checkpoint Charlie Krausenstrasse 35-36, Berlin In the heart of Berlin. Property Facilities: Restaurant, bar, pool, room service, gym, parking. Accommodation: 124 studios and apartments, air-conditioning, kitchenette, television, WiFi, in-room safe. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A or 2A/1C. Our View: Offers space, style and comfort in a welcoming atmosphere.

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Adina Hackescher TTTT Markt An Der Spandauer Bucke 11, Berlin A modern hotel in the Mitte district. Property Facilities: Restaurant, bar, room service, gym, parking. Accommodation: 145 studios and apartments, air-conditioning, WiFi. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A. Value: Full breakfast daily. Our View: Be sure to sit in a courtyard cafe in the nearby Hackescher Hofe district.

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Berlin Marriott Hotel

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Inge-Beisheim-Platz 1, 10785 Berlin Ideally located for shopping and historical sites. Property Facilities: Restaurant, bar, room service, indoor pool, gym, parking. Accommodation: 379 rooms, airconditioning, mini bar, in-room safe. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A or 2A/1C. Our View: Ideally located to explore eastern and the western part of Berlin.

Our All-in-One Tour is famous, and for good reason. The city bike tour provides you with a perfect orientation to Berlin. See all facets of Berlin in one tour: Berlin’s founding, the Prussians, Weimar Republic, Hitler and the Third Reich, as a city divided by The Wall during the Cold War, and the Berlin of today.

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*Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for card payments which vary. If you book with Qantas Holidays an additional 2% fee applies to credit card payments. Prices are correct as at 20 Sep 2013 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. ^Best available daily rate refers to the lowest price available as at 20 Sep 2013 and may change at the discretion of the hotel or tour operator. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Offers subject to availability. Airfares not included unless otherwise specified. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. See booking conditions on back page.


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Regional Germany

Nuremberg

Regional Germany Make Regional Germany part of your trip and be delighted by the beauty, history and culture of its cities, towns and countryside. From medieval castles to soaring church turrets and conversations with welcoming locals, authentic Regional Germany awaits. Rail Option

German Rail Pass available; 3 days in 1 month, 1st Class from $386* per adult. Please enquire for details.

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Wander the town of Cologne, in the heart of the Rhine Valley, and discover a wealth of history and architecture, from an ancient Roman wall and the famous Gothic spires of Cologne Cathedral, to galleries brimming with gorgeous treasures. Germany’s fourthlargest city is also a great place to try Kölsch, the local brew in rollicking beer halls.

Western gateway to the Black Forest, Freiburg is an easy-going university town that has many riches, from the superb Munster Cathedral, to a lively range of restaurants, serving traditional fare including the deliciously indulgent Black Forest gateau and bars, where a throat-warming schnapps is always at hand.

The medieval town of Hanover has been rebuilt since heavy bombing in the Second World War but still retains much of it’s charm in the winding streets and ancient taverns of the old town. Cultural attractions include historical museums, art galleries, as well as a thriving theatre scene.

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Dormero Hotel Hanover TTTT

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Mercure Severinshof TTTT

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HEIDELBERG Germany’s oldest and most famous university town is set on the banks of the Neckar River and has a lively atmosphere, excellent pubs and bars, and the historic, half-ruined Heidelberg Castle.

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Hirschgasse Hotel TTTTT

$254*

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Romantik Zum Ritter TTTT

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NUREMBERG Vibrant Nuremberg, Bavaria’s second-largest city, is best explored on foot. Take to the streets and visit the Germanisches National Museum, the remnants of the Kaiserberg Imperial Castle and, in December, the festive Christmas market, complete with handmade decorations.

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Mercure Atrium TTTT

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Heidelberg

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Hilton Nuremberg Hotel TTTT

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STUTTGART Stuttgart is a centuries old city within a collection of parks and vineyards. It has a number of excellent art galleries and museums, its cultural life and nightlife are alive with sound and colour with a number of festivals on throughout the year. It is also the hometown of Mercedes and Porche.

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ROTHENBURG

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Nestled in south-eastern Germany’s beautiful Odenwald region, Rothenberg is an outdoor wonderland of swimming, cycling, horse riding, hiking and gliding. Prized for its pristine environment and pure air, this pretty town is rich in cultural monuments, from fascinating churches to traditional, timber-framed houses.

Hamburg is a beautiful seafaring hub, maritime capital of the North. Explore the old town, wander through grand 17th and 19th century buildings and enjoy the quaint restaurants and laid-back bars or visit Hamburg’s new city centre, HafenCity for shopping, dining and entertainment. But one of the best ways to experience this cosmopolitan city is a boat trip around one of Europe’s biggest ports, weave through huge container vessels, majestic steampowered ocean liners and yachts.

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DÜSSELDORF Düsseldorf is renowned as the fashion capital of Germany. ‘The Gallery Düsseldorf’ emerged from Igedo (the world’s biggest fashion show in its day) and is now a biannual event that attracts international fashion designers and buyers to the Rhine city.

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Adina Apartment Hamburg Michel TTTT

$134* per person per night twin share

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Fairmont Vier Jahreszeiten TTTTT

$228*

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DRESDEN

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Set amidst a stunning river landscape, Dresden is more than just a scenic city. Dresden is home to several major landmarks including Zwinger Palace, Semper Opera House and the Church of Our Lady. Famed for its music, the cultural calender is packed year round, with the city hosting international festivals, theatre, dance productions and the highlight, International Dixieland Festival.

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Intercityhotel Duesseldorf TTTT

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Rothenburg

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$134*

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*Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for card payments which vary. If you book with Qantas Holidays an additional 2% fee applies to credit card payments. Prices are correct as at 20 Sep 2013 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. ^Best available daily rate refers to the lowest price available as at 20 Sep 2013 and may change at the discretion of the hotel or tour operator. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Offers subject to availability. Airfares not included unless otherwise specified. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. See booking conditions on back page.


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Hotels and sightseeing AUSTRIA

Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna

Austria The hills are alive in Austria, with summertime walking trails and wildflowers, and arguably the world’s finest alpine skiing. This charming country is a superb yearround escape. Sample its divine pastries and coffee along with its rich cultural traditions and music. Rail Option

Eurail Austria Pass available: 3 days in 1 month, 1st Class from $276* per adult

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Adagio Vienna Centre (Wien Zentrum)

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Uraniastrasse 2, Vienna Directly on Julius-Raab-Platz and close to the Ring Road and the historical city centre. Property Facilities: Sauna. Accommodation: 124 studios and apartments, airconditioning, kitchenette, television, WiFi, in-room safe. Max. in room: Studio - 2A; One Bedroom Apartment - 4A or 2A/2C. Our View: Right in the heart of Vienna - an apartment is a great option for that longer stay.

$107*

TTTT Kaertner Strasse 18, Vienna On the main shopping street in the heart of Vienna. Property Facilities: Restaurant, bar, business centre, WiFi. Accommodation: 160 rooms, mini bar, television, in-room safe, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A or 2A/1C. Value: Full breakfast daily.

Our View: Great location in a pedestrian precinct.

Start the tour with a boat trip on the mighty Danube to see the famous sights of Hundertwasser. Pass through modern Vienna with its impressive UNO building and the Danube Tower. From here, you will have a panoramic view over Vienna. Then pass by the Rossau Barracks, Vienna Ringtower and St Rupert’s Church. Return to Schwedenplate. NOTE: Operation of this cruise is subject to water levels of the Danube River.

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The Most Unique Sound Of Music Tour

Operated by: Salzburg Sightseeing Tours Duration: 4 hours Departs: Daily

Mozart Hotel

TTTT Franz Josef Strasse 27, Salzburg Within walking distance of the pedestrian area, the Linzergasse, Mirabell Garden, Cathedral, the Fortress and the Getreidegasse. Property Facilities: Tour desk, WiFi, safe. Accommodation: 33 rooms, television, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A or 2A/1C. Value: Continental breakfast daily.

Our View: Family run hotel in an excellent location.

$72*

TTTT Kaigasse 33, Salzburg In the old part of Salzburg, only a few minutes walk to Mozartplatz. Property Facilities: Restaurant, bar, day spa, WiFi, tour desk. Accommodation: 45 rooms, mini bar, television. Max. in room: Standard Room - 4A or 2A/2C; Superior Room - 4A or 2A/2C. Value: Full breakfast daily. Our View: Perfect location to explore Salzburg. 10 minutes walk to Mirabell Gardens and central station.

Stroll in the footsteps of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. See the Mozarteum School of Music, the Marionette Theatre, the house where Mozart lived, Trinity Church and many other attractions. Then take the funicular up to Hohensalzburg Fortress, which dates back to the 11th century to enjoy a panoramic view of the city.

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Hotels and sightseeing SWITZERLAND

Switzerland

Switzerland is enchanting, from snow-capped peaks and alpine lakes to grand cathedralsand cosmopolitan Geneva. It is a country of fused cultures - Italian, German and French - with the cuisine to match. Snack on a sausage and beer or tuck into pasta and a glass of merlot. Rail Option

Swiss Pass available; 3 days in 1 month, 1st Class from $538* per adult. Please enquire for details.

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Operated by: Hans Meier Transport Duration: 2 hours Departs: Daily

Best Western Hotel Montana

TTT Konradstrasse 39, Ch-8005, Zurich The hotel is located a 10 minute walk from the city centre and old town. Property Facilities: 76 rooms, television, mini bar, hairdryer. Accommodation: Restaurant, 24 hour reception, room service. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A. Value: Full breakfast daily.

Our View: A comfortable hotel in a central location near the main station.

TTTT Stampfenbachstrasse 60, Ch-8006 Zurich This hotel benefits from a good location in the city centre. Property Facilities: 2 Restaurants, bar, 24 hour room service, parking. Accommodation: 200 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, tea/coffee making facilities, television, radio, WiFi, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A; Mgallery Room- 3A.

Our View: This is a good superior first class hotel with excellent public accessand rooms.

Discover the sights of Zurich aboard the unique Classic Trolley. The tour takes you through this beautiful city and shows you the business and financial centre, Bahnhofstrasse, a section of the Old Town, Fraumunster Church, residential areas, beautiful hillside villas on the Zurichberg and finishes with a leisurely cruise on a lake boat.

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LUCERNE

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Mount Titlis - Eternal Snow at 3020m

Operated by: Gullivers Travel Duration: 5½ hours Departs: Daily

Krone Hotel

TTT Weinmarkt 12, Lucerne In the heart of the old town, this is a traditional hotel now fully restored. Property Facilities: Restaurant, WiFi, parking. Accommodation: 29 rooms, mini bar, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A. Value: Continental breakfast daily.

Our View: Traditional facade with a modern interior. It enjoys one of the best locations in Lucerne.

$130*

TTT Kornmarkt/brandgaessli 1, Ch 6004 Lurcerne Located right in the heart of Lucerne’s old town, the hotel could not be better situated. Property Facilities: WiFi access, laundry. Accommodation: 13 rooms, mini bar, coffee machine, in-room safe. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A. Value: Full breakfast daily.

Our View: A unique hotel with themed rooms, a fantastic choice for the traveller requiring a central location in Lucerne.

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Journey to the mountain resort of Engelberg and board the aerial cableway, where you will enjoy a 45 minute journey to Switzerland’s high alpine glacier region. Enjoy a breathtaking ride in the ROTAIR gondola, which offers a 360 degree panoramic view of the Alps. This tour will then take you to the Ice Grotto, where you will experience the Ice Flyer chair lift ride over the glacier, allowing you to witness incredible views of deep crevasses and ice falls. Finish the tour by enjoying a snow slide on the Fun Lift. PRICE FROM

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This relaxed, gorgeous city is set around a network of tree-lined canals and more than 1,000 bridges. Quintessentially Dutch, Amsterdam sparkles with crooked waterside villas, charming cobblestone lanes and the lush Vondelpark. Cafés overflow (there are more than 1,000) and museums burst with Golden Age art. Liberal in its outlook and with a laid-back atmosphere year round, Amsterdam is a holiday destination par excellence. For history buffs and art lovers, visit the moving Anne Frank Huis and the Van Gogh Museum, home to more than 200 of Vincent’s paintings.

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The Netherlands is a unique mix of modernity and tradition. The capital city Amsterdam is progressive whilst a few hours away you’ll meet people living and dressing as their forefathers did. Explore the cities, many are only minutes or hours away by train, then head into a landscape brimming with shimmering lakes, windswept islands, and the ubiquitous windmill.

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Amsterdam City Hop On Hop Off

Operated by: Holland Int. Duration: 1 hour Departs: Daily

Operated by: Keytours Duration: 4 hours Departs: Friday and Sundays

Operated by: City Sightseeing - Amsterdam Duration: 60 minutes

Boasting 160 canals and 1,000 bridges. This tour will allow you to cruise for an hour along the city’s most scenic sites. As you leisurely cruise through the old centre of the city, you will witness carillon-crowned churches dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries. View historic buildings, including the humbling Anne Franks House.

After starting with a panoramic city tour, you will head to a diamond-cutting factory, and enjoy a relaxing cruise through the canals of Amsterdam. This tour finishes with a memorable visit to the house where Anne Frank and her family hid during the Second World War.

Discover the highlights of Amsterdam on a City Sightseeing open top bus tour with stops visiting Anne Frank’s House, The Van Gogh Museum, The Royal Palace and many more. The main pickup points along the route include: The Anne Frank House, Van Gogh Museum, Heineken Experience, Flower Market and Red Light District. Stops along the 60 minute journey. Your ticket is valid for 24 hours.

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Hotels AMSTERDAM

Nova Hotel

TTT Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 276, Amsterdam In the heart of old Amsterdam, a short walk to Dam Square and the Royal Palace. Amsterdam’s famous shopping street, the Kalverstraat, is close by. Property Facilities: 24 hour reception, tour desk. Accommodation: 61 rooms, refrigerator, WiFi, in-room safe, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 4A or 2A/2C. Value: Continental breakfast daily. Our View: Some of the city’s best restaurants are located at the hotel’s doorstep.

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Mercure Amsterdam Arthur Fromm

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Noorderstraat 46, Amsterdam Centrally located. Walking distance to shops, restaurants and other attractions. Property Facilities: Bar, sauna, parking. Accommodation: 90 rooms, television, mini bar, WiFi, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A or 2A/1C. Value: Full breakfast daily. Our View: A boutique hotel located close to the centre of Amsterdam.

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Prinsen Hotel

TTT Vondelstraat 36, Amsterdam A good location, within walking distance of the museum district and the Rembrandtsplein, two minutes walk from the Leidseplein. Property Facilities: Bar. Accommodation: 45 rooms, television, WiFi, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 4A or 2A/2C. Value: Continental breakfast daily.

Our View: A popular hotel, situated in two historical houses. Well maintained.

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Hampshire Rembrandt Square TTTT Amstelstraat 17, Amsterdam This hotel has a prime location, overlooking the Waterlooplein and its famous markets. Property Facilities: Restaurant, bar, room service, WiFi, tour desk. Accommodation: 166 rooms, air-conditioning, television, iron/ironing board. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A. Value: Full breakfast daily.

Our View: A good choice, in an excellent location offering good accommodation and a renowned restaurant.

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TTTT Vondelstraat 18-30, Amsterdam Close to the Leidseplein with its bars, restaurants and the Holland Casino. Major museums and the exclusive PC Hooftstraat shopping area are close by. Property Facilities: Restaurant, bar, garden with terrace, room service tour desk. Accommodation: 86 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, tea/ coffee making facilities, WiFi, in-room safe. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A or 2A/1C. Value: Full breakfast daily. Our View: The property offers an individual design and an excellent location.

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TTT Prinsengracht 1015, Amsterdam In the centre of Amsterdam, on the beautiful Prinsen Canal. Within walking distance of all the major tourist attractions. Property Facilities: Bar, tour desk. Accommodation: 34 rooms, tea/coffee making facilities, television, WiFi, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A. Value: Full breakfast daily.

Our View: A cosy, friendly hotel with a good central location.

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TTTT Europaboulevard 10, Amsterdam This hotel is ideally located close to the Rai Congress Centre and metro station and is within easy reach of the motorway, airport, and city centre. Property Facilities: Restaurant, bar, room service, gym, sauna, parking. Accommodation: 610 rooms, air-conditioning, WiFi, interconnecting rooms. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A. Value: Full breakfast daily. Our View: An ideal base to discover Amsterdam’s museums and the beautiful city.

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TTTT Damrak 93-94, Amsterdam In the heart of Amsterdam, on Damrak, within walking distance of the Kalverstraat and most major tourist attractions. Property Facilities: Restaurant, bar, tour desk, business centre. Accommodation: 79 rooms, air-conditioning, television, WiFi, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A. Value: Our View: This hotel is located above a famous on-street cafe, an excellent position to explore the city.

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Novotel Amsterdam City

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Double Tree By Hilton

TTTT Oosterdoksstraat 4, Amsterdam Set in the historic city center adjacent to Amsterdam Central, this property offers stunning city views. Property Facilities: Restaurant, bar, rooftop bar, gym, tour desk, business centre, parking. Accommodation: 553 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, tea/coffee making facilities, WiFi. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A.

Our View: Set in the heart of the historic city, adjacent to Amsterdam Central station. This hotel offers fantastic city views.

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*Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for card payments which vary. If you book with Qantas Holidays an additional 2% fee applies to credit card payments. Prices are correct as at 20 Sep 2013 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. ^Best available daily rate refers to the lowest price available as at 20 Sep 2013 and may change at the discretion of the hotel or tour operator. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Offers subject to availability. Airfares not included unless otherwise specified. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. See booking conditions on back page.


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Hotels and sightseeing DENMARK AND SWEDEN

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Denmark Copenhagen is a cosmopolitan city, that boasts a variety of water activities, dining, entertainment and festivals year round. From museums, castles and palaces to parks. Rail Option

Eurail Scandinavia Pass available: 4 days in 2 months, 1st Class from $390* per adult (Pass covers travel in Denamrk, Finland, Norway and Sweden).

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TTT Helgolandsgade 4, Copenhagen In the city centre, minutes away from Tivoli Gardens. Property Facilities: Restaurant, room service, WiFi. Accommodation: 99 rooms, tea/coffee making facilities, in-room safe. Our View: Close to a variety of recreational activities.

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Copenhagen Hop On Hop Off Tour

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Amerika Plads 7, Copenhagen In East Copenhagen. Property Facilities: Restaurant, bar, pool. Accommodation: 128 studio and apartments, kitchenette. Our View: The Opera House, National Arena, dining and shopping are only minutes away.

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TTTT Vesterbrogade 9, Copenhagen In the very heart of Copenhagen, near the Tivoli Gardens. Property Facilities: Restaurant, WiFi. Accommodation: 180 rooms, hairdryer. Our View: Traditional hotel that has maintained charm in a perfect location.

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Find out why they call it ‘wonderful Copenhagen’, with this tour of Denmark’s vibrant and graceful capital. Highlights include Tivoli, Rosenborg Castle, Amalienborg Royal Palace and Little Mermaid. Ticket is valid for 24 hours.

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Swe den Surrounded by water this city presents parkland, forest and beautiful views. The birthplace of the Nobel Prize and home to a landscape of immeasurable beauty. Explore Sweden’s dense forests, lush countryside and clear, coastal waters, before diving into its traditional heartlands and hip cities.

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TTT Dobelnsgatan 17, Stockholm In a quiet area of the city. Property Facilities: Restaurant, gym, WiFi. Accommodation: 136 rooms, television. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A. Our View: Ideal location, close to shops, and dining.

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Operated by: City Sightseeing Duration: 70-90 minutes Departs: Daily (Apr-Sep)

Queen’s Hotel

TTT Drottninggatan 71a, Stockholm Located in the heart of the city. Property Facilities: Breakfast room. Accommodation: 53 rooms, television, internet. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A or 2A/1C. Our View: A comfortable, cosy property.

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TTTT Vasagatan 1, P.O Box 234, Stockholm A great central location, steps away from the central station. Property Facilities: Restaurant, 2 bars, room service, indoor pool, sauna, gym. Accommodation: 459 rooms, mini bar, WiFi. Our View: A contemporary hotel with many attractions within walking distance.

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Stockholm sits on 14 islands and is world famous for being stunningly picturesque. Discover the renowned Royal Palace, Gothic churches, Swedish design-ware shops and excellent cafés and restaurants. Your ticket is valid for 24 hours. Explore Stockholm at your own pace. PRICE FROM

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Hotels and sightseeing CZECH REPUBLIC

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TTT Tesnov 9, Prague An excellent location in the heart of the Old Town. Property Facilities: Restaurant, tour desk, WiFi, parking, shop. Accommodation: 47 rooms, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A or 2A/1C. Value: Full breakfast daily.

Our View: Within walking distance of all the historical sights.

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TTTT Na Porici 7, Prague In the heart of Prague city centre, within walking distance of the Old Town Square. Property Facilities: Restaurant, bar, 24 hour room service, tour desk, business centre. Accommodation: 174 rooms, air-conditioning, television, in-room safe, WiFi, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A. Value: Full breakfast daily.

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TTTT Stepanska 33, Prague In the centre of the city, metres from Wenceslas Square and only a short distance to the National Museum and the Old Town. Property Facilities: 2 Restaurants, lobby bar, cocktail bar, day spa, tour desk, business centre, WiFi, parking. Accommodation: 182 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, tea/ coffee making facilities, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A or 2A/1C. Value: Full breakfast daily. Our View: A good choice with its convenient location.

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TTTT Truhlarska 16, Prague Central location, within metres of the Palladium shopping centre. Located conveniently to enjoy the histoical centre of Prague. Property Facilities: Restaurant, bar, sauna, massage service, WiFi. Accommodation: 196 rooms and suites, airconditioning, tea/coffee making facilities, television, in-room safe. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A or 2A/1C. Value: Full breakfast daily. Our View: New property in a great location to enjoy the wonderful city of Prague.

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TTTTT Kralodvorska 4, Prague In the heart of the old town, within walking distance of Wenceslas Square and the old Town Hall. Property Facilities: Restaurant, bar, tour desk, business centre, parking. Accommodation: 78 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, television, in-room safe, WiFi. Max. in room: Superior Room - 3A or 2A/1C. Value: Full breakfast daily. Family Friendly: Babysitting. Our View: Elegant and stylish property, with comfortable and well appointed rooms.

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Discover Prague Walking Tour

Operated by: Premiant City Tour Duration: 1½ hours Departs: Daily

Operated by: Premiant City Tour Duration: 3½ hours Departs: Daily at 10.00am and 2.00pm

Operated by: Discover Walks Duration: 1.5 hours Departs: Thu-Sun at 8.30pm

Following a short bus ride, spend one hour on a ship cruising in the historical core of the city, passing the most impressive sights and monuments, both Prague castle and St. Vitus Cathedral, baroque churches of the Lesser Town and Old Town and the Charles Bridge. During the cruise a drink will be served. The last part includes a short walk through the Jewish Quarter with the tour ending at the Old Town Square.

Discover Prague not only by bus but also from the Vltava River with this combined tour. During this tour learn about Prague’s history and architecture by a local guide including the Old Town, New Town and Lesser Town. The tour takes you to Prague Castle where you will visit the St Vitus Cathedral and enjoy a guided walking tour before taking a relaxing boat ride along the Vltava River. Continue for a pleasant walk through the Jewish Town to the Old Square where the tour ends.  

Experience Prague at its best and build unforgettable memories in this intimate, after-hours walking tour. Visit Prague Castle – after-hours, when the tourists are gone, walk down famed Nerudova, see the Golden Lane, and enjoy Prague’s best vista – the terracotta rooftops and the 100 spires, the headless horseman, the house of Dr. Faust and the magical flames – hear Prague’s legendary night-time stories in situ and cross romantic Prague’s ultimate romantic landmark – the Charles Bridge.

NOTE: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

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*Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for card payments which vary. If you book with Qantas Holidays an additional 2% fee applies to credit card payments. Prices are correct as at 20 Sep 2013 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. ^Best available daily rate refers to the lowest price available as at 20 Sep 2013 and may change at the discretion of the hotel or tour operator. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Offers subject to availability. Airfares not included unless otherwise specified. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. See booking conditions on back page.


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Hotels and Sightseeing BUDAPEST

Hungary

Hugging the Danube River and surrounded by the lush Buda Hills to the west, and the sand dunes, grasslands and reed-lined waterways of the Great Plain to the east, Budapest is a stunning city. Explore its magnificent architecture,

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An excursion into Hungary’s history, you will be taken to Visegrad, the former royal residence and to Esztergom, centre of the Catholic Church. Visit the Caprice Hungarian Jewellery Museum before returning to Budapest on the Danube by boat. Lunch included.

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BUDAPEST HOTELS 1. ADINA APARTMENT HOTEL BUDAPEST 2. MERCURE CITY CENTRE 3. SOFITEL BUDAPEST CHAIN BRIDGE

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Hegedus Gyula Utca 52-54, Budapest In the heart of Budapest. Property Facilities: Bar, room service, pool, babysitting, parking. Accommodation: 97 studios and apartments, air-conditioning, fully equipped kitchen (apartment), mini bar, internet, in-room safe. Max. in room: Studio - 2A; One Bedroom Superior Apartment - 3A. Value: Full breakfast daily (One Bedroom Superior Apartment).

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TTTT Vaci Utca 20, Budapest In central Budapest on the city’s most famous street Vaci Utca. Within walking distance of several tourist attractions. Property Facilities: Cafe, room service, WiFi, parking. Accommodation: 227 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, television, in-room safe, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A. Value: Full breakfast daily. Our View: Situated just 100 metres from the banks of Danube and surrounded by some of Budapest’s best shops, restaurants and bars.

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Roosevelt Ter 2, 1051 Budapest Ideally located on the bank of the river Danube, in the heart of the city’s premier shopping, dining and entertainment area. Property Facilities: 2 Restaurants, bar, room service, day spa, gym. Accommodation: 56 suites and villas, air-conditioning, mini bar, television, WiFi, in-room safe, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A. Value: Full breakfast daily. Our View: This luxury high-class hotel offers breathtaking views of the Chain Bridge and Royal Castle.

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Hotels and sightseeing CROATIA

Croatia

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TTTT Trg J.J. Strossmayera 10, Zagreb Located in the heart of Zagreb. Property Facilities: Restaurant, bar, day spa, gym, WiFi, parking, shop. Accommodation: 123 rooms, air-conditioning, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A; Comfort Room - 2A. Value: Full breakfast daily.

Croatia is delightful. Along its coastline, a glistening sea winds around rocky coves and laps at pine-fringed beaches.

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Mihanoviceva 1, 10000 Zagreb An iconic hotel, located close to the key attractions including the Cathedral. Property Facilities: Restaurant, bar, room service, jacuzzi, day spa, gym, shop. Accommodation: 208 rooms, mini bar, television, in-room safe. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A. Our View: An historic luxury hotel.

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Best of Dubrovnik Walking Tour

Operated by: Alpe Adria Travel Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes Departs: Daily

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TTT Iva Vojnovica 14, Dubrovnik On the seafront in Dubrovnik. Property Facilities: Restaurant, bar, pool, day spa, gym, WiFi, parking. Accommodation: 155 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, television, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A or 2A/1C. Value: Full breakfast daily. Our View: Perfect for the traveller who wants to explore the old town.

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Hilton Imperial TTTTT Marijana Blazica 2, Dubrovnik Centrally located, just a few minutes walk from the Old City main square. Property Facilities: Restaurant, 2 bars, pool, gym, parking, shop. Accommodation: 147 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, internet. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A or 2A/1C. Our View: One of the best hotels in Dubrovnik with a lovely atmosphere, overlooking the local sights.

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This walking tour will show you around the beautiful crown jewel of the Adriatic that is Dubrovnik. Visit historical parts of the city, where you will enjoy an explanation of its turbulent history by a local guide. Visit the Dominican Monastery and Museum inside the centre of the Old Town. NOTE: Price based on tour operating with a minimum of two people.

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Croatia Bike and Sail Tour

Operated by: Utracks Duration: 8 days Departs: Saturdays

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TTTTT Domovinskog Rata 49a The Hotel is located in the city centre. Property Facilities: Restaurant, bar, room service, day spa. Accommodation: 124 rooms, mini bar, in-room safe. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A. Value: Full breakfast daily. Our View: The hotel is a 15 minutes walk to the Diocletian’s palace and the vibrant waterfront.

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Le Meridien Lav TTTTT Grljevacka 2a, Split Eight kilometres south of Split on the Adriatic Coast. Property Facilities: 2 Restaurants, 2 bars, indoor pool, day spa, gym, tour desk, parking, shop, tennis court. Accommodation: 365 rooms, airconditioning, mini bar, tea/coffee making facilities, internet. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A. Our View: An excellent, resort-style hotel. Most rooms have balconies.

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This must-do tour perfectly encapsulates the beauty that is the stunning southern Dalmatia coast. Mixing cycling and sailing, this 8-day journey will take you through various towns and UNESCO-listed landscapes,the striking coastline and its aweinsirping islands. Please enquire for details. NOTE: Please note that this tour runs on selected Saturdays only.

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*Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for card payments which vary. If you book with Qantas Holidays an additional 2% fee applies to credit card payments. Prices are correct as at 20 Sep 2013 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. ^Best available daily rate refers to the lowest price available as at 20 Sep 2013 and may change at the discretion of the hotel or tour operator. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Offers subject to availability. Airfares not included unless otherwise specified. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. See booking conditions on back page.


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Athens GREECE

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Greece has a hallowed past. It was the seat of art, language, politics, theatre and sport for thousands of years and today offers holidaymakers a wonderful mix of history, architecture, scenic beauty, island splendour and Mediterranean sun. From north to south and offshore gems, there’s something for everyone.

Athens One of the seven wonders of the modern world, the Holy Rock of Acropolis dates back to 5th century BC, when this ancient city was worshipped by Gods and people alike. Today, solitary and pristine, the Parthenon watches over an Athens that remains ever-proud of its heritage, be it great food and wine, sophisticated culture or relaxed lifestyle. You can marvel at the ancient sites while strolling along the city’s stunning pedestrian promenade, then join the locals in an endless cup of coffee, shop ‘til you drop, dine out late and dance until dawn.

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An approximately 90 minutes open top double decker bus tour that encompasses central Athens, tracing the history and culture of Athens from ancient times to the present day and passing a plethora of various shopping opportunities that are along the route. The juxtaposition of ancient history and modern life is a very rare experience and is not to be missed. Your ticket is valid for 24 hours.

Visit Delphi, the most important site of the ancient world. The Oracle of Delphi, the archaeological site of the Sanctuary of Apollo, the treasury of the Athenians and the museum with its remarkable masterpieces of ancient Greek sculpture. Return to Athens via the village of Arachove, famous for its colourful rugs and carpets.

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TTT 3 Mitseon Street, Athens Ideally located at the foot of the Acropolis, very close to the Plaka. Property Facilities: Breakfast room, tour desk. Accommodation: 50 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, television, WiFi, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A. Value: Continental breakfast daily.

Our View: A cosy, modern, small hotel in the surrounds of the city’s historic quarter.

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TTT 6-8 Mitropoleos Street, Athens In the heart of the city next to Syntagma Square and convenient to the Plaka. Property Facilities: Restaurant, bar, tour desk. Accommodation: 87 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, refrigerator, WiFi, hairdryer. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A. Value: Full breakfast daily.

TTT 7 Kapnikareas & Mitropoleos Street, Athens Offering a great location, in the heart of the lively Plaka district, five minutes walk from Syntagma Square. Also convenient to the Acropolis, museums, the Parliament and shopping. Property Facilities: Restaurant, rooftop bar, tour desk. Accommodation: 67 rooms, air-conditioning, refrigerator, television, WiFi, interconnecting rooms (on request). Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A. Value: Continental breakfast daily. Our View: Enjoy the wonderful city views of the Acropolis and Athens from the rooftop terrace.

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TTTT 26 Sofokleous Street, Athens In the city centre, next to Omonoia Square and Old Market Place. A three minutes walk from Metro station that connects Athens with the port of Piraeus. Property Facilities: Restaurant, rooftop lounge, pool, tour desk, parking. Accommodation: 133 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, WiFi. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A or 2A/1C. Value: Full breakfast daily. Our View: A stylish, urban hotel with a contemporary unconventional atmosphere and thoughtful service.

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Crowne Plaza

TTTTT 50 Mihalakopoulou Avenue, 11528, Athens Situated near the center of Athens. Within walking distance to all the historical sites and metro station. Property Facilities: 2 Restaurants, pool bar, room service, pool, gym. Accommodation: 100 rooms, mini bar, television, stereo, WiFi. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A or 2A/2C. Value: Full breakfast daily.

Our View: Enjoy the rooftop pool in summer.

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$131*

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Electra Palace

TTTT 18 Nikodimou Street, Athens In the popular and lively Plaka district, this hotel is a short walk to Syntagma Square and the heart of the city. Property Facilities: Restaurant, rooftop terrace, room service, pool, tour desk, parking. Accommodation: 105 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, WiFi, balcony, hairdryer, in-room safe, bathrobes. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A. Value: Full breakfast daily. Our View: A very good choice for comfort and quality. Enjoy the local surrounds from the outdoor terrace.

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$174*

p er person per night twin share 1 Apr 14-31 Oct 14

Royal Olympic Athens

TTTTT 28-34 Athanasiou Diakou Street, Athens Close to the Temple of Zeus, the Acropolis and only 2 minute walk to the new Acropolis Museum. Property Facilities: Rooftop restaurant, 3 bars, pool, library, shop. Accommodation: 265 rooms, air-conditioning, WiFi. Max. in room: Executive Twin Room - 3A or 2A/1C. Value: Full breakfast daily.

Our View: Elegantly decorated and the rooftop restaurant offers fantastic views over Athens.

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$106*

p er person per night twin share 1 Apr 14-30 Apr 14, 1 Jul 14-31 Aug 14

*Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for card payments which vary. If you book with Qantas Holidays an additional 2% fee applies to credit card payments. Prices are correct as at 20 Sep 2013 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. ^Best available daily rate refers to the lowest price available as at 20 Sep 2013 and may change at the discretion of the hotel or tour operator. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Offers subject to availability. Airfares not included unless otherwise specified. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. See booking conditions on back page.


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Hotels GREEK ISLANDS

Greek I sland s With their sapphire coloured waters and sun bleached beaches, the Greek Islands are paradise on earth. Gallipoli

ALBANIA Corfu GREECE

Sea

Aegean Sea

Troy

Skopelos Skiathos

TURKEY

ATHENS

Mykonos Naxos Kos Ios Rhodes Santorini Paros

Mediterranean Sea

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Standard Room

Hotel El Greco

TTTT Fira, 84700 Santorini In the exciting heart of Santorini, this hotel is only minutes from Fira yet offers a peaceful setting. Property Facilities: 2 Restaurants, poolside bar, 4 outdoor pools, gym, tour desk, WiFI, parking. Accommodation: 150 rooms, air-conditioning, refrigerator, balcony/terrace, in-room safe. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A. Our View: The hotel offers a great location, just two minutes walk to Fira town.

VFA PRICE FROM

My k o n o s

Sea of Crete

$93*

Cliff Side Suites

TTTT Firostefani, Santorini Located in Firostefani, overlooking the Volcano. Property Facilities: Poolside bar, outdoor pool, tour desk. Accommodation: 23 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, refrigerator, balcony/terrace, CD player. Max. in room: Standard Room - 4A. Value: Full breakfast daily. Our View: A boutique hotel with traditional Greek Island style and fantastic views.

VF p er person per night twin share. Based on best available daily rate^

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Our View: A luxurious boutique hotel with an atmosphere of total relaxation and comfort.

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$130

Firostefani Fira, Santorini Built into Santorini’s inspiring cliff side, this hotel is only accessible by steps. This hotel is still within walking distance to the centre of town. Property Facilities: Restaurant, pool bar, pool, room service, tour desk, WiFi. Accommodation: 30 rooms, airconditioning, tea/coffee making facilities. Our View: This hotel does not accept children younger than 14 years old due to rock-edge.

$131

PRICE FROM

$72*

p er person per night twin share. Based on best available daily rate^

Standard Room

Main Street To Palaio Limani, Mykonos Perfectly located next to the port of Mykonos, in the heart of shopping and nightlife. Property Facilities: Restaurant, pool bar, pool, gym, tour desk, parking. Accommodation: 18 rooms, airconditioning, mini bar, CD player, balcony with sea views.

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Garden View Room

Harmony Boutique Hotel

Dana Villas Santorini

p er person per night twin * share. Based on best available daily rate^

Manoula’s Beach Hotel

TTTT

Aghios Ioannis, 84600 Mykonos Located on Agios Ioannis beach. The area is quiet with many restaurants, taverns and a nice beach. Property Facilities: Open air and indoor restaurant, pool side bar, pool, WiFi, gym. Accommodation: 77 rooms and suites, air-conditioning, balcony/terrace, in-room safe. Our View: Quiet hotel ideal for families.

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Pelican Bay Hotel TTTT Platis Yialos, Mykonos Located only 10 minutes from town and 300 meters to the beach. Property Facilities: Bar, room service, pool, WiFi. Accommodation: 39 rooms, airconditioning, refrigerator, balcony/terrace. Max. in room: Standard Room - 2A or 2A/1C. Value: Continental breakfast daily. Our View: Stylish and artistic setting with excellent service and warm, welcoming staff.

VA

$81*

p er person per night twin share. Based on best available daily rate^

PRICE FROM

Use your Qantas Points towards any Qantas Holidays product.# (See page 4 for details)

$72*

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Hotels GREEK ISLANDS

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Greek Islands The islands of Greece, hold an integral part of the country’s culture and tradition. Of 6,000 islands and islets scattered in the Aegean and Ionian seas only 227 islands are inhabited. Offering a truly unique destination of diversified landscape, beaches stretching over kilometers, pebble beaches, coastal caves and volcanic soil and rocks. Take your time and explore these incredible islands at your own pace. Speak to a Qantas Holidays consultant about creating your individual Greek Islands holiday that will never to be forgotten.

CRETE

IOS

RHODES

Not just Greece’s largest island, but arguably its most fascinating and diverse, Crete is surrounded by the warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea and is stunningly beautiful. Here, dramatic gorges slice through mountains ranges and spill into the sea, while the island’s rugged heart is home to vast plateaus and lush plains. To the east is Europe’s only palm-tree forest beach and to the south beautiful beaches and isolated coves. Evidence of the island’s remarkable history is everywhere, from the Venetian fortresses of Rethymo and its Byzantine monasteries to the legendary birthplace of Zeus. There are traditional mountain villages and agricultural settlements to visit, shepherds tending their flocks to help, and men in traditional dress to meet. Lastly, sample the plentiful fresh produce and the distinct Cretan cuisine, which is renowned for its life-prolonging qualities.

With a lively atmosphere, the Greek Island of Ios also has hundreds of chapels, stunning beaches and the burial place of ancient writer Homer. The north and west of the island is the best for peaceful retreats while the capital city Hoka is buzzing with nightlife and lively clubs.

Rhodes combines all that you need in a holiday island: beaches, nightlife, culture, scenery, greenery and comfort. The southeasternmost Greek island and the largest of the Dodecanes, a complex of islands in the south of the Aegean Sea, Rhodes is a unique mix of Venetian and Turkish culture. Visit the World Heritage-listed old centre of Rhodes Town with its winding back streets and medieval fortifications, before moving into its modern quarter filled with a great selection of hotels, shops and restaurants. Whether you like to laze on dreamy beaches, drive snaking mountain roads or explore rocky mountains, Rhodes has it all. Don’t miss the Acropolis of Lindos, south east of Rhodes Town, and visit the Valley of Butterflies in August when thousands of red-and-black winged jersey tiger moths flutter into the valley looking for love.

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Famed for its wine, which has long been considered an antidote for a broken heart, Naxos is an enchanting mix of beautiful beaches, aquamarine sea, highland villages, mythological stories and ambling exploration – centuries-old paths link villages, churches, olive, grape, fig and citrus groves, and mighty Mt Zeus.

Porto Veneziano TTT

$86* per person per night twin share

PRICE FROM 1 Apr 14-30 Apr 14

Lato Boutique Heraklion TTTT

$103

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PRICE FROM per person per night twin share 1 Apr 14-30 Jun 14, 1 Oct 14-31 Oct 14

CORFU An irresistible landscape of sweetly scented wildflowers, cypress trees, shimmering olive groves, and pretty crescents of sand, Corfu is one of Greece’s most beautiful islands. Visit in the spring, when the local vegetables and herbs are thriving and the exquisite homemade cuisine is at its tastiest.

G Accommodation Corfu Chandris TTTT

$96*

PRICE FROM per person per night twin share 1 May 14-31 May 14, 17 Sep 14-31 Oct 14

G Accommodation Ios Palace Hotel TTTT

$76*

PRICE FROM per person per night twin share Based on best available daily rate^

NAXOS

G Accommodation Alkyoni Beach Hotel TTT

$119

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PRICE FROM per person per night twin share 2 May 14-31 May 14, 27 Sep 14-20 Oct 14

G Accommodation Electra Palace TTTTT

$134*

PRICE FROM per person per night twin share Based on best available daily rate^

Mediterranean Hotel TTTT

$120*

PRICE FROM per person per night twin share Based on best available daily rate^

PAROS From its colourful harbour and charming beachside resorts to the gently sloping hills of Mt Profitis Ilias, this charming island welcomes you with open arms. White marble made Paros prosperous – most famously, the Venus de Milo was carved from Parian marble, as was Napoleon’s tomb. The smaller and equally lovely island of Antiparos, 1 km south-west of Paros, is a car-ferry or boat ride away.

G Accommodation High Mill Hotel TTT

$44*

PRICE FROM per person per night twin share 1 Apr 14-31 May 14, 4 Oct 14-31 Oct 14

*Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for card payments which vary. If you book with Qantas Holidays an additional 2% fee applies to credit card payments. Prices are correct as at 20 Sep 2013 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. ^Best available daily rate refers to the lowest price available as at 20 Sep 2013 and may change at the discretion of the hotel or tour operator. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Offers subject to availability. Airfares not included unless otherwise specified. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. See booking conditions on back page.


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Hotels and Sightseeing TURKEY

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Turkey The perfect blend of culture and history, mixed with modern flair and hospitality. From the world renowned food, enjoyed over a cool drink on a long summer day, to the amazing scenery and turquoise glow of the Mediterranean Sea, Turkey is a glorious mosaic for the senses.

Standard Room

Hotel Room

Barcelo Saray

TTTT Yeniceriler Cad. 77, Istanbul Only 200 metres from the Grand Bazaar and a short walk from the Blue Mosque. Property Facilities: 96 rooms, air-conditioning, mini bar, television, in-room safe. Accommodation: Restaurant, bar, cafe. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A or 2A/1C. Value: Full breakfast daily. Our View: Perfectly located to enjoy the landmarks of Istanbul.

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Innova Hotel

TTTh Piyer Loti Cad., 6-8 Sultanahmet, Istanbul Only minutes away from the spectacular Blue Mosque and the beautiful Basilica Cistern and Topaki Palace. Property Facilities: Restaurant, bar, terrace, 24 hour room service, day spa, sauna, tour desk. Accommodation: 74 rooms, airconditioning, minibar, television, WiFi. Max. in room: Hotel Room - 3A or 2A/1C. Our View: Be sure to try out the hotel’s traditional spa for a true Turkish experience.

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$121

p er person per night * twin share 21 Apr 14-31 Apr 14

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Istanbul Hop On Hop off Tour

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Ottoman Imperial

TTT Caferiye Sok. 6, Old City Sultanahmet, Istanbul The property is located in the district of Sultanhamet, in the old town just behind St Sophia Mosque. Property Facilities: Restaurant, bar, tour desk, WiFi. Accommodation: 56 rooms, airconditioning, mini bar, television. Max. in room: Standard Room- 3A or 2A/1C. Our View: Great location and well suited for all travellers.

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$113

p er person per night * twin share 27 Jun 14-26 Jul 14

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Istanbul, formerly Constantinople, is a unique city like no other. It is an enchanting, vibrant blend of Eastern and Western culture, which is the country’s cultural and business centre. Explore the city’s Old Town and be sure to visit the the magical Blue Mosque.

Istanbul’s Culinary Secrets & Photography Tour

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TTTT Nobethane Caddesi 10, 34113 Sirkeci Located in Sultanahmet, within walking distance of all the main attractions. Property Facilities: Restaurant, bar, pool, sauna, massage service, gym, Turkish bath. Accommodation: 110 rooms, minibar, television, WiFi. Max. in room: Standard Room - 3A or 2A/1C. Our View: One of the newest hotels in the Sultannahmet area, close to major attractions.

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$126

p er person per night * twin share 27 Apr 14-15 Nov 14

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Orka Royal

Half day Bosphorus Cruise

Operated by: City Sightseeing Duration: 90 minutes Departs: Daily

Operated by: Neon Tours Departs: Sun, Mon, Wed, Thu, Sat at 1.00pm

Operated by: Neon Tours Departs: Daily at 9.00am or 1.00pm

Istanbul has infinite variety: museums, ancient churches, royal palaces, great mosques, the Grand Bazaar and the unforgettable Bosphorus which will fill your time during your stay. Enjoy Istanbul with a 1 day ticket with City Sightseeing offering 72 places of interest along the route! Your ticket is valid for 24 hours.

An interesting walking tour that begins with Beyoglu & Istiklal Street Tramp, then a visit to the Fish & Flower Market, Algeria Street, Pera and finishing at Galata. Option to have Lunch at Galata Tower.

A cruise along the Bosphorus is the best way to see Istanbul. Visit the spice bazaar before enjoying a leisurely cruise down the Bosphorus. Return drop off to your city hotel.

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$126*

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2 Day Anzac Tour

From: Istanbul Operated by: Neon Tours Duration: 2 days Departures: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun. Price excludes 23-27 Apr 14.

On this tour you will visit Gallipoli and Anzac Cove. You will see an array of sites such as the lone pine cemetery, the Turkish and Allied Trenches and tunnels and even Troy - famous for its wooden horse. For more information on this tour, please contact Qantas Holidays.

Price Includes

• Transfers, 1 night accommodation, sightseeing, 1 lunch and 1 dinner PRICE FROM

$33*

per person 1 Apr 14-31 Oct 14

PRICE FROM

$39*

per person 1 Apr 14-31 Oct 14

PRICE FROM

$46*

per person 1 Apr 14-31 Oct 14

PRICE FROM

Use your Qantas Points towards any Qantas Holidays product.# (See page 4 for details)

$281*

per person based on 2 adults travelling 1 Apr 14-15 Oct 14


Touring TURKEY

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Classics of Turkey

From: Istanbul Operated by: Neon Tours Duration: 11 day/10 nights Departures: Selected Fridays Jan 14-Mar 15

Day 1-2: Istanbul

Transfer to your hotel. The next day, enjoy a full day tour including a visit to Topkapi Palace Museum, Hippodrome, Blue Mosque and the famous Grand Bazaar. Join an optional dinner with belly dancing entertainment. B

Day 3: Istanbul – Ankara

Option to join a tour of St Sophia. Also, choose to embark on a half-day Bosphorus cruise enjoying the strait that separates Asia and Europe. Depart for the capital city of Ankara for overnight. B D

Day 4: Ankara – Cappadocia

Visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, a historic caravanserai holding artifacts up to 7,500 years old. Drive to Cappadocia, touring a 13th century caravanserai en route. Pay a visit to the underground city of Saratli. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Cappadocia. B L D

Day 5: Cappadocia

Consider an optional early morning hot air balloon tour and experience floating through volcanic valleys, fairy chimneys and caves at sunrise. After breakfast visit Goreme, a historical region of Turkey. Continue to the town of Avanos renowned for its high quality earthenware. B D

Day 6: Cappadocia – Pamukkale

Drive to Pamukkale. En route visit the famous mausoleum of the Sufi philosopher, Mevlana. Dinner and overnight in Pamukkale. B D

Day 7: Pamukkale – Kusadasi

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Authentic Adventure

From: Istanbul Operated by: Neon Tours Duration: 12 days/11 nights Departures: Selected Mondays May 14-Oct 14

Day 1-3: Istanbul

Transfer to your hotel, where a welcome briefing will be held. Next day spend the day sightseeing St Sophia and Hippodrome. Next morning, visit Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazaar. In the evening, join an optional Turkish dinner and enjoy belly and folk dancing entertainment. B

Day 4: Gallipoli and Troy – Assos

Depart for Gallipoli and visit Anzac Cove, the Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair. Before crossing the Dardanelles, visit Suvla Vineyard and wine cellar to taste famous Turkish wines. Continue to Canakkale to visit Troy. Drive to Yesilyurt for dinner and overnight. B D

Day 5: Kusadasi via Pergamum

Drive through the olive forests and stop at an olive museum. Then visit an ethnographical museum in Tahta Kuslar (wooden birds) village. The last stop of the day will be the ancient Medical Center Asclepion in Pergamum. Overnight in Kusadasi. B D

In the morning depart for Gallipoli, the site of many battles during WWI during WWI. Visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair, and then drive to Istanbul for overnight. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner. B D

Day 11: Istanbul

Transfer to airport for return flight home. B

Price Includes

• First Class hotels with private facilities • Meals as indicated on itineraries (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch, D: Dinner) • Private air-conditioned transportation • Local taxes and service charges PRICE PRICE FROM FROM

$1105*

per person based on 2 adults travelling 4 Apr 14-31 Oct 14

On arrival, transfer to your hotel where you will receive a welcome briefing.

Day 2: Istanbul

A full day tour of Topkapi Palace (excluding harem), Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, St Sophia and the Grand Bazaar. B

Day 3: Gallipoli – Dardanelles – Canakkale

Depart for Gallipoli, visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair. Overnight Cannakkale. B D

Day 4: Troy – Pergamum – Kusadasi

Visit Troy with its famous wooden horse and before arriving in Asclepion, enjoy lunch with locals in a traditional village. Tour Pergamum and continue to Kusadasi. B L D

Day 5: Ephesus & St. Mary’s House – Kusadasi

Tour the famous ruins of Ephesus and St Mary’s cottage. Join an optional afternoon tour of Sirince. B D

Day 7: Pamukkale – Perge – Antalya

Depart on an early morning flight to Kayseri and then proceed to Cappadocia to explore the moon-like landscapes. Drive to Soganli Valley. Tonight join an optional Whirling Dervishes performance in an authentic cave setting. B D

Day 8: Cappadocia

Day 9: Cappadocia–Antalya

Day 10: Dardanelles – Gallipoli – Istanbul

Day 1: Istanbul

Day 7: Kusadasi – Cappadocia

Day 8: Ephesus and St Mary’s House – Kusadasi

Tour the ancient Medical Center Asclepion in Pergamum and visit Troy with its famous wooden horse. Continue to Canakkale for overnight. B D

From: Istanbul Operated by: Neon Tours Duration: 14 days/13 nights Departures: Selected dates Jan 14-Mar 15

Day 6: Kusadasi – Pamukkale

Tour the famous ruins of Ephesus, an important cultural centre of the ancient world. B D

After breakfast visit Goreme, a historical region of Turkey. Continue to Ozkonakand - tour Pigeon Valley Avcilar, the eightstory underground city, and a local pottery making village, Avanos. Conclude with a visit to a traditional Turkish family home. B D

Day 9: Pergamum – Troy – Canakkale

Glories of Turkey

Day 6: Ephesus and St Mary’s House

Visit the unique cotton fortress of Pamukkale, with its white lime cascades formed by mineral springs, and the ruins of the Roman health spa of Hierapolis. Proceed to Kusadasi for dinner and overnight. B D Tour the famous ruins of Ephesus, an important cultural center of the ancient world. Take a short drive to see St Mary’s stone cottage where it is believed the Virgin Mary spent her last years. Join an optional afternoon tour of Sirince. B D

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Proceed to Antalya through the Taurus Mountains and visit Aspendos, the Roman city at the base of the mountains and continue to Perge. Enjoy lunch in a traditional village restaurant. Overnight in Antalya. B L D

Drive through fertile valleys to Pamukkale, visit Hierapolis and enjoy the thermal pools. B D Morning drive to Antalya. Visit the ancient city of Perge and then spend a relaxing afternoon by the Mediterranean coast. B D

Day 8: Antalya

A day at leisure. Dinner at a local restaurant. B D

Day 9: Antalya – Aspendos – Konya

Depart for Konya. En route visit the famous theatre in Aspendos, the Mevlana Mausoleum and Karatay Koran School. B D

Day 10: Konya – Cappadocia

Depart for Cappadocia, the land of Fairy Chimneys. On the way visit a 13th century caravanserai. Also visit the famous underground city of Saratli. Dinner in a local restaurant. B D

Day 11: Cappadocia

Visit Goreme, Avanos, Pasabagi, Red Valley and a brief visit to a regional pottery workshop based in a cave. B D

Day 12: Cappadocia – Ankara

Day 10: Antalya

Relax with a free day on the Mediterranean coast. B D

Day 11: Myra – Finike – Kalkan

Depart for Ankara. In the afternoon tour the Ataturk Mausoleum and Anatolian Civilizations Museum. B D

Depart in the morning for Myra. Visit the church of St. Nicholas and the ancient city of Myra. Dinner and overnight in Kalkan. B D

Day 13: Ankara – Istanbul

Day 12: Kalkan – Fethiye

Day 14: Istanbul

Drive to Fethiye and visit the Lycian Tombs. Later in the day transfer to Dalaman Airport for a flight to Istanbul. B

Price Includes

• Small group, maximum 22 guests • Boutique Class hotels • Meals as indicated on itineraries (B: Breakfast; L Lunch: D: Dinner) • Private air-conditioned transportation • Flight ticket from Izmir to Kayseri • Local taxes and service charges PRICE PRICE FROM FROM

$2104*

95

per person based on 2 adults travelling 5 May 14-6 Oct 14

Depart on a scenic drive to Istanbul. Enjoy a farewell dinner. B D Return flight home. B

Price Includes

• First Class hotels with private facilities • Meals as indicated on itineraries (B: Breakfast; L Lunch: D: Dinner) • Licensed guides throughout Turkey • Private air-conditioned transportation • Local taxes and service charges PRICE PRICE FROM FROM

$2993*

per person based on 2 adults travelling Jan 14-Mar 14

*Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for card payments which vary. If you book with Qantas Holidays an additional 2% fee applies to credit card payments. Prices are correct as at 20 Sep 2013 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. ^Best available daily rate refers to the lowest price available as at 20 Sep 2013 and may change at the discretion of the hotel or tour operator. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Offers subject to availability. Airfares not included unless otherwise specified. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. See booking conditions on back page.


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